Patents by Inventor Robert McFadyen

Robert McFadyen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070045330
    Abstract: A closure for a container having a rim surrounding an opening to be closed, the closure including a lid portion having a peripheral rim portion adapted to sealingly engage the rim of the container, and a peripheral ring portion extending from the rim portion of the lid portion and having a depending portion adapted to engage the rim of the container to hold the peripheral rim portion in sealing engagement with the container rim. The depending portion is formed with a multiplicity of separate flexible finger elements, each having an inwardly directed abutment portion which in use engages the rim of the container to hold the closure in the closed position, the fingers occupying in their as molded or neutral positions a position in which the abutment portions are in use at least partially engaged with the rim of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventor: Robert McFadyen
  • Publication number: 20050107616
    Abstract: Biaryl ketoamide derivatives, which are useful as cathepsin K inhibitors are described herein. The described invention also includes methods of making such biaryl ketoamide derivatives as well as methods of using the same in the treatment of disorders, including osteoporosis, associated with enhanced bone turnover which can ultimately lead to fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: David Gene Barrett, David Deaton, Robert Mcfadyen, Aaron Miller, John Ray, Francis Tavares, Huiqiang Zhou
  • Patent number: RE31840
    Abstract: A novel transformer is described for use in a static inverter in association with one or two switching semiconductor devices. The transformer produces an output for control of the associated switching device(s) which changes in sense from conduction aiding to conduction inhibiting as a function of the flux level in the transformer core. The invention is applicable to single loop cores, such as are assembled from two "U" cores. Control is effected by a primary and secondary control winding wound through an aperture pair, the aperture pair being oriented for "neutrality" of the second control winding to the main flux. The aperture pair creates a five branch magnetic path which permits optimizing the control voltage applied to the associated semiconductor devices both to enhance the switching efficiency when the switching device is initially turned on and to reduce stresses on the switching device by precluding transformer saturation when the switching device is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1985
    Assignee: General Electric Co.
    Inventors: James E. Harris, Robert McFadyen, William Peil, Nicholas A. Schmidtz