Female (mammal) Patents (Class 514/843)
  • Patent number: 10894791
    Abstract: Bromocriptine citrate administered to a vertebrate, animal or human, can be used for any purpose including, e.g., the long-term modification and regulation of metabolic disorders, including prediabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and/or, e.g., the treatment of other medical disorder(s) including immune or endocrine disorders or diseases. Bromocriptine citrate is administered over a limited or extended period at a time of day dependent on re-establishing the normal circadian rhythm of central dopaminergic activity of healthy members of a similar species and sex. Insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia, T2DM, prediabetes, MS or all, can be controlled in humans on a long term basis by such treatment inasmuch as the daily administration of bromocriptine citrate resets neuronal activity timing in the neural centers of the brain to produce long term effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: VeroScience LLC
    Inventor: Anthony H. Cincotta
  • Patent number: 10570077
    Abstract: Disclosed are substituted (4?-hydroxylphenyl)cycloalkane compounds and there use as selective agonists of the estrogen receptor beta isoform (ER?). The disclosed compounds may be formulated as pharmaceutical compositions and administered to treat diseases associated with ER activity, such as proliferative diseases and disorders and/or psychiatric diseases or disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: Marquette University, Concordia University Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Donaldson, Daniel S. Sem, Terrence S. Neumann
  • Patent number: 8551516
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions, methods, and kits for improving health in a woman having elevated SHBG levels, or who is receiving oral estrogen supplementation, by non-orally administering an effective amount of an androgenic steroid. Further, the present invention provides compositions, methods, and kits for coadministering an effective amount of an orally administered estrogen and an effective amount of a non-orally administered androgenic steroid for women in need of estrogen supplementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Actavis, Inc.
    Inventors: Theresa Rosario-Jansen, Norman A. Mazer
  • Patent number: 8450299
    Abstract: The present invention provides ascending-dose extended cycle regimens in which a female is administered an estrogen and a progestin for a period of greater than 30 or 31 consecutive days, optionally followed by a hormone-free period or by a period of administration of estrogen. The disclosed regimens can be administered to a female to provide contraceptive and non-contraceptive benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Teva Womans's Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Diliberti, Kathleen Z. Reape, Lance J. Bronnenkant
  • Patent number: 8415332
    Abstract: The present invention provides ascending-dose extended cycle regimens in which a female is administered an estrogen and a progestin for a period of greater than 30 or 31 consecutive days, optionally followed by a hormone-free period or by a period of administration of estrogen. The disclosed regimens can be administered to a female to provide contraceptive and non-contraceptive benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Teva Woman's Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Diliberti, Kathleen Z. Reape, Lance J. Bronnenkant
  • Patent number: 8193252
    Abstract: This present invention disclosed the use of mesoprogestins, a new class of progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs), for the treatment and prevention of benign hormone dependent gynecological disorders: a) for the treatment of gynecological disorder such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, postoperative peritoneal adhesions, dysfunctional bleeding (metrorrhagia, menorrhagia) and dysmenorrhea; b) for the prevention of gynecological disorders such as postoperative, peritoneal adhesions, dysfunctional uterine bleeding (metrorrhagia, menorrhagia) and dysmenorrhea; and c) a method of treatment and prevention of the above mentioned disorders in a female, preferably in a human female, in need of treatment or prevention of one or more of these disorders, with an effective amount of a mesoprogestin. Mesoprogestins are defined as compounds possessing both agonistic and antagonistic activities at the progesterone receptor (PR) in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Pharma AG
    Inventors: Kristof Chwalisz, Walter Elger, Gerd Shubert
  • Patent number: 8124595
    Abstract: A multiphasic estrogenic/progestogenic contraceptive regimen that provides for the reduction or elimination of estrogen in the initial phase is disclosed. Also described is a contraceptive kit that may be used to practice the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Warner Chilcott Company, LLC
    Inventor: Roger M. Boissonneault
  • Patent number: 7883718
    Abstract: The invention relates to an drug delivery device and a method for delivering multiple drugs over a prolonged period of time. The drug delivery device has two or more unitary segments comprising a drug-permeable polymeric substance, wherein at least one of the segments further comprises a pharmaceutically active agent. The invention also relates to a method for the treatment of a benign ovarian secretory disorder in a female mammal, a method of contraception, and a method of relieving the symptoms associated with menopausal, perimenopausal and post-menopausal periods in a woman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Eyal S. Ron, Robert S. Langer, William F. Crowley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7858607
    Abstract: The invention concerns a concentrated hormone pharmaceutical composition having from about 0.6 to about 80% of at least one hormone; from about 20 to about 90.4% of at least one solvent, and optionally a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The concentrated hormone pharmaceutical composition according to this invention provides a concentrated pharmaceutical composition that is easy to use and saves time and money to the pharmacies dealing with BHRT pharmaceutical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen A. Mamchur
  • Patent number: 7838024
    Abstract: The invention relates to an drug delivery device and a method for delivering multiple drugs over a prolonged period of time. The drug delivery device has two or more unitary segments comprising a drug-permeable polymeric substance, wherein at least one of the segments further comprises a pharmaceutically active agent. The invention also relates to a method for the treatment of a benign ovarian secretory disorder in a female mammal, a method of contraception, and a method of relieving the symptoms associated with menopausal, perimenopausal and post-menopausal periods in a woman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Eyal S. Ron, Robert S. Langer, William F. Crowley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7833545
    Abstract: The invention relates to an drug delivery device and a method for delivering multiple drugs over a prolonged period of time. The drug delivery device has two or more unitary segments comprising a drug-permeable polymeric substance, wherein at least one of the segments further comprises a pharmaceutically active agent. The invention also relates to a method for the treatment of a benign ovarian secretory disorder in a female mammal, a method of contraception, and a method of relieving the symptoms associated with menopausal, perimenopausal and post-menopausal periods in a woman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Eyal S. Ron, Robert S. Langer, William F. Crowley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7829112
    Abstract: The invention relates to an drug delivery device and a method for delivering multiple drugs over a prolonged period of time. The drug delivery device has two or more unitary segments comprising a drug-permeable polymeric substance, wherein at least one of the segments further comprises a pharmaceutically active agent. The invention also relates to a method for the treatment of a benign ovarian secretory disorder in a female mammal, a method of contraception, and a method of relieving the symptoms associated with menopausal, perimenopausal and post-menopausal periods in a woman.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Eyal S. Ron, Robert S. Langer, William F. Crowley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7799770
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel solid body forms of mesoprogestin 11?-[4E-(hydroxyiminomethyl)-phenyl]-17?-methoxymethyl-17?-methoxy-estra-4,9-dien-3-one (oxime J 867), particularly a highly pure and stable amorphous or highly crystalline form (ansolvate/anhydrate) of compound J 867. The invention also relates to methods for producing said novel solid body forms and to the use thereof in pharmaceutical compositions. The novel solid body forms are characterized by exhibiting a high degree of stability. The solid body forms of oxime J 867 can, in particular, be used in the area of fertility control and in hormone replacement therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Bayer Schering Pharma AG
    Inventors: Detlef Grawe, Peter Hosel, Uwe Muller, Gabriele Winter
  • Patent number: 7772219
    Abstract: The present invention provides extended cycle contraceptive regimens in which a female is administered a combined dosage form of estrogen and progestin. The disclosed extended cycle contraceptive regimens can be administered to a female as a method of providing non-contraceptive benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Teva Women's Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Carole S. Ben-Maimon, Howard Hait, Kathleen Z. Reape, Lance J. Bronnenkant
  • Patent number: 7750120
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 7732430
    Abstract: A method of contraception in mammalian females, which method comprises the oral administration of an estrogenic component and a progestogenic component to a female of childbearing capability in an amount effective to inhibit ovulation, wherein the estrogenic component is selected from the group consisting of substances represented by the following formula (1) in which R1, R2, R3, R4 independently are a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group or an alkoxy group with 1-5 carbon atoms; each of R5, R6, R7 is a hydroxyl group; and no more than 3 of R1, R2, R3, R4 are hydrogen atoms; precursors capable of liberating a substance according to the aforementioned formula when used in the present method; and mixtures of one or more of the aforementioned substances and/or precursors. Another aspect of the invention concerns a pharmaceutical kit comprising oral dosage units that contain the aforementioned estrogenic component and/or a progestogenic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Pantarhei Bioscience B.V.
    Inventors: Evert Johannes Bunschoten, Herman Jan Tijmen Coelingh Bennink, Christian Franz Holinka
  • Patent number: 7704984
    Abstract: A method of contraception that provides for sequentially administering to a female of child bearing age: (a) a first composition containing a progestin in an amount equivalent to about 0.3 to about 1.5 mg norethindrone acetate and an estrogen in an amount equivalent to about 5 to about 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol for about 22 to about 26 days; (b) a second composition containing an estrogen in an amount equivalent to about 5 to about 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol for about 2 to about 3 days and an optional third composition that is a placebo provided that (i) if estrogen administration is continuous then the first composition is administered for 25 to 26 days, the second composition is administered for 2 to 3 days and no third composition is administered and (ii) if estrogen administration is not continuous then the first composition is administered for 22 to 24 days, the second composition is administered for 2 to 3 days and the third composition is administered for 1 to 4 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Warner Chilcott Company, LLC
    Inventor: Roger M. Boissonneault
  • Patent number: 7662923
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 7553935
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 7553934
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 7414043
    Abstract: This invention describes the new 9?-substituted estratrienes of general formula I in which R3, R7, R7?, R13, R16 as well as R17 and R17? have the meanings that are indicated in the description and R9 means a straight-chain or branched-chain, optionally partially or completely halogenated alkenyl radical with 2 to 6 carbon atoms, an ethinyl or prop-1-inyl radical, as pharmaceutical active ingredients that exhibit in vitro a higher affinity to estrogen receptor preparations from rat prostates than to estrogen receptor preparations from rat uteri and in vivo preferably a preferential action on the ovary in comparison to the uterus, their production, their therapeutic use and pharmaceutical dispensing forms that contain the new compounds. The invention also describes the use of these compounds for treating estrogen-deficiency-induced diseases and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Schering AG
    Inventors: Dirk Kosemund, Gerd Mueller, Alexander Hillisch, Karl-Heinrich Fritzemeier, Peter Muhn
  • Patent number: 7297702
    Abstract: Competitive progesterone antagonists, including two novel steroids, viz., 11?,19-[4-(cyanophenyl)-o-phenylene]-17?-hydroxy-17?-(3-hydroxyprop-1(Z)-enyl)-4-androsten-3-one and 11?,19-[4-(3-pyridinyl)-o-phenylene]-17?-hydroxy-17?-(3-hydroxyprop-1(Z)-enyl)-4-androsten-3-one, inhibit formation of endometrial glands at below their ovulation inhibiting dose and the abortive dose, and thus achieve oral contraception in females without adversely affecting the menstrual cycle and without risk of aborting a previous implanted fertilized egg or a fetus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Schering Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Krzysitof Chwalisz, Walter Elger, Karin Schmidt-Gollwitzer, Eckhard Ottow
  • Patent number: 7247708
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L. Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 7220837
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L. Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 7169402
    Abstract: The invention provides an antimicrobial and antiviral polymeric material, having microscopic particles of ionic copper encapsulated therein and protruding from surfaces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: The Cupron Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gabbay
  • Patent number: 7029657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improvement in a method of contraception, in treatment of benign gynecological disorders, and in hormone replacement. The improved method includes administering intranasally an estrogenic compound and an androgenic compound, and in some embodiments an optional progestin compound, in a once-daily bolus formulation comprised of the two or three steroids complexed with a cyclodextrin. An intranasal delivery system for administration of the formulation is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Balance Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm C. Pike, Darcy V. Spicer, AnnaMarie Daniels, John R. Daniels
  • Patent number: 6977250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for preventing the development of epithelial ovarian cancer by administering progestin products, either alone or in combination with other agents such as estrogen products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: New Life Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventor: Gustavo C. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 6960337
    Abstract: An improvement in a method of treating benign gynecological disorders is described. In the method, treatment of a benign gynecological disorder with a composition comprised of a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) compound and an estrogenic compound, and optionally, an androgenic compound, is extended to premenopausal women who are not receiving an exogenously supplied progestin on a regular or periodic basis. Treatment in accord with the invention does not increase significantly the risk of endometrial hyperplasia. The method is also suitable for contraception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Balance Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Anne-Marie Daniels, John R. Daniels, Malcolm C. Pike, Darcy V. Spicer
  • Patent number: 6906049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of chemistry and more particularly to that of therapeutic chemistry. The invention relates more particularly to novel contraceptive compositions formed from a progestative agent and an oestrogen. The invention relates specifically to novel pharmaceutical contraceptive compositions, characterized in that they contain, as active ingredients, a nomegestrol ester and oestradiol, in combination or admixture with an inert, non-toxic, pharmaceutically-acceptable vehicle or diluent which is suitable for oral administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Laboratoire Theramex
    Inventors: Jacques Paris, Jean Louis Thomas
  • Patent number: 6841548
    Abstract: The invention concerns pharmaceutical preparations containing estra-1,3,5(10)-triene derivatives as active ingredients which carry a group of the general formula R—SO2—O— at their C3 position wherein R is a R1R2N group wherein R1 and R2 are independent of each other and represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C5 alkyl radical or, together with the N atom, a polymethylene imino radical containing 4 to 6 C atoms, or a morpholino radical. The preparations according to the invention can be used for hormonal contraception and for hormon replacement therapy (HRT). They exhibit a low hepatic estrogenity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Schering AG
    Inventors: Sigfrid Schwarz, Walter Elger, Christel Siemann, Gudrun Reddersen, Birgitt Schneider, Hans-Joachim Siemann
  • Patent number: 6797282
    Abstract: An oral contraception regimen which comprises sequentially administering two or more progestational agents exhibiting different effects on the human endometrium in combination with an estrogen. The invention is also directed to an extended use oral contraception regimen comprising the sequential administration of two or more progestational agents in combination with an estrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kafrissen, Haya Taitel
  • Patent number: 6790853
    Abstract: Competitive progesterone antagonists, including two novel steroids, viz., 11&bgr;,19-[4-(cyanophenyl)-o-phenylene]-17&bgr;-hydroxy-17&agr;-(3-hydroxyprop-1(Z)-enyl)-4-androsten-3-one and 11&bgr;,19-[4-(3-pyridinyl)-o-phenylene]-17&bgr;-hydroxy-17&agr;-(3-hydroxyprop-1(Z)-enyl)-4-androsten-3-one, inhibit formation of endometrial glands at below their ovulation inhibiting dose and the abortive dose, and thus achieve oral contraception in females without adversely affecting the menstrual cycle and without risk of aborting a previous implanted fertilized egg or a fetus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Schering AG
    Inventors: Krzystof Chwalisz, Walter Elger, Karin Schmidt-Gollwitzer, Eckhard Ottow
  • Patent number: 6774139
    Abstract: Contraceptive activity as well as anti-microbial, particularly anti-viral protection is provided by contraceptive compositions containing a thiourea compound of the invention exhibiting spermicidal or sperm-immobilizing activity. Preferred compounds of the invention are cyclohexenyl-substituted thiourea compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Parker Hughes Institute
    Inventors: Fatih M. Uckun, Osmond D'Cruz
  • Patent number: 6762286
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin k-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L. Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 6759408
    Abstract: This invention relates to cyclic combination therapies and regimens utilizing substituted indoline derivative compounds which are antagonists of the progesterone receptor having the general structure: wherein R1 and R2 may be single substituents or fused; R3 is H, OH, NH2, C1 to C6 alkyl, CORC, or optionally substituted C1 to C6 alkyl, C3 to C6 alkenyl, or alkynyl; RC is H, or optionally substituted C1 to C3 alkyl, aryl, C1 to C3 alkoxy, or C1 to C3 aminoalkyl; R4 is H, halogen, CN, NO2, or optionally substituted C1 to C6 alkyl, alkynyl, C1 to C6 alkoxy, amino, or C1 to C6 aminoalkyl; and R5 is a benzene ring, a five or six membered heterocyclic ring; or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Methods of treatment include contraception, secondary amenorrhea, dysfunctional bleeding, uterine leiomyomata, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, carcinomas, adenocarcinomas minimization of side effects, or food intake stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignees: Wyeth, Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary S. Grubb, Puwen Zhang, Eugene A. Terefenko, Andrew Fensome, Jay E. Wrobel, Horace Fletcher, III, James P. Edwards, Todd K. Jones, Christopher M. Tegley, Lin Zhi
  • Patent number: 6753319
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the use of D-Mannose to prevent or inhibit uniting of sperm and egg in the conception process. The administration of D-Mannose to a female such that the environment of an egg has sufficient D-Mannose to inhibit interaction of sperm and the egg and prevent or inhibit conception. D-Mannose dosages may be complimentary to other methods of birth control to enhance their effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: BioTech Pharmacal, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale L. Benedict, Martha Benedict
  • Patent number: 6747003
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin K-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L. Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 6740645
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a novel class of 17&bgr;-acyl-17&agr;-propynyl steroids which exhibit potent antiprogestational activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Research Triangle Institute
    Inventors: C. Edgar Cook, John A. Kepler, Jill M. O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 6693075
    Abstract: The invention provides vitamin k-dependent polypeptides with enhanced membrane binding affinity. These polypeptides can be used to modulate clot formation in mammals. Methods of modulating clot formation in mammals are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Gary L. Nelsestuen
  • Patent number: 6680058
    Abstract: Amphipathic lytic peptides are ideally suited to use in a ligand/cytotoxin combination to induce sterility or long-term contraception in mammals. The peptides act directly on cell membranes, and need not be internalized. Administering a combination of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) (or a GnRH agonist) and a membrane-active lytic peptide produces long-term contraception or sterilization in mammals in vivo. The compounds are relatively small, and are not antigenic. Lysis of gonadotropes has been observed to be very rapid (on the order of ten minutes.) The two components—the ligand and the lytic peptide—may optionally be administered as a fusion peptide, or they may be administered separately, with the ligand administered slightly before the lytic peptide, to activate cells with receptors for the ligand, and thereby make those cells susceptible to lysis by the lytic peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Frederick M. Enright, Jesse M. Jaynes, William Hansel, Patricia A. Melrose, Philip H. Elzer
  • Patent number: 6676957
    Abstract: Non-absorbent substrates for use in inhibiting the production of exoproteins from Gram positive bacteria, such as harmful proteins produced by Staphylococcus species, are provided. The substrates are particularly useful for inhibiting the production of TSST-1, alpha-toxin and/or enterotoxins A, B and C from S. aureus bacteria. The substrates include an alkyl polyglycoside incorporated in or on at least a portion of the substrate. The alkyl polyglycoside typically has an HLB of about 10 to 15 and/or an average number of carbon atoms in the alkyl chain of about 8 to about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim L. Resheski-Wedepohl, Rae Ellen Syverson
  • Patent number: 6667050
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chewable, palatable oral contraceptive tablet, comprising an oral contraceptive agent, a chewable carrier suitable for human consumption, and not comprising a ferrocene compound, as well as use of these tablets in a method of human female oral contraception, and in a method of enhancing compliance with a human female oral contraceptive regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Galen (Chemicals) Limited
    Inventors: Roger M. Boissonneault, Tina M. deVries
  • Patent number: 6656936
    Abstract: Acylcarnitine analogues having alkyl side chains of 10 to 30 carbon atoms display excellent spermicidal and anti-HIV activity, a well as being potent inhibitors of the growth of Candida albicans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant S. Savle, Richard D. Gandour, Gustavo F. Doncel
  • Patent number: 6645953
    Abstract: Sterol derivative compounds, structurally related to natural compounds which can be extracted from bull testes and from human follicular fluid, useful for regulating meiosis in oocytes and in male germ cells. Some of these compounds are useful in the treatment of infertility, whereas other compounds are useful as contraceptives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Frederik Christian Gronvald, Peter Faarup, Erling Guddal
  • Patent number: 6610670
    Abstract: Described are inclusion complexes formed between cyclodextrin and drospirenone. In a specific embodiment of the invention, the cyclodextrin is &bgr;-cyclodextrin. The invention further relates to methods of providing such an inclusion complex, and to the use of said inclusion complex for improving the solubility of drospirenone, for providing pharmaceutical compositions, for use as a medicament in the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause and in female contraception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Schering Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Backensfeld, Wolfgang Heil
  • Patent number: 6569844
    Abstract: The invention concerns pharmaceutical preparations containing estra-1,3,5(10)-triene derivatives as active ingredients which carry a group of the general formula R—SO2—O— at their C3 position wherein R is a R1R2N group wherein R1 and R2 are independent of each other and represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C5 alkyl radical or, together with the N atom, a polymethylene imino radical containing 4 to 6 C atoms, or a morpholino radical. The preparations according to the invention can be used for hormonal contraception and for hormon replacement therapy (HRT). They exhibit a low hepatic estrogenity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Jenapharm GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Sigfrid Schwarz, Walter Elger, Hans-Joachim Siemann, Gudrun Reddersen, Birgitt Schneider
  • Patent number: 6552011
    Abstract: The invention relates to (androst-5-en-17beta-yl)alkylsulfoxides and sulfones having general formula (I), wherein R1, R2, R3, X and Y are defined in the specification. The compounds of the invention have meiosis inhibiting activity and can be used for the control of fertility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel NV
    Inventors: Dirk Leysen, Jaap van der Louw, Anja Wiersma
  • Patent number: 6544546
    Abstract: A ring-shaped device for controlled release of hormonal compounds comprising a first compartment having a non-medicated core of ethylene-vinyl-acetate copolymer encircled by a steroid hormone loaded ethylene-vinyl-acetate copolymer middle layer and a non-medicated outer layer of ethylene-vinyl-acetate copolymer. The device also contains a second compartment having a core of ethylene-vinyl-acetate copolymer loaded with a steroid hormone and a non-medicated outer layer of ethylene-vinyl-acetate copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel, N.V.
    Inventors: Rudolf Johannes Joseph Groenewegen, Antonius Paulus Sam, Herman Vromans, Hendrik de Nijs
  • Patent number: 6506742
    Abstract: This invention provides a convenient process for preparing an oral contraceptive liquid formulation having improved solubility, bioavailability and stability useful as a reference standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Inventors: George Wong, Shifeng Wei, Herling Uang
  • Patent number: RE39861
    Abstract: A method of female contraception involves administering a combination of estrogen and progestin for 60-110 consecutive days in which the daily amounts of estrogen and progestin are equivalent to about 5-35 mcg of ethinyl estradiol and about 0.025 to 10 mg of norethindrone acetate, respectively. The advantages include less menstrual bleeding, less patient anemia, less total exposure to medication, higher compliance rates and more lifestyle convenience for patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary D. Hodgen