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 Expert  732433

Expert in Lighting, LED Circuits, fluorescent ballast circuits, lighting industry patents


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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He has expertise in a wide variety of types of lighting technology and its applications. He is currently the President and Founder of a consulting company that offers services in LED drive circuits and electronic ballast circuits. He has been instrumental in Inter Partes Reviews which have led to the overturning of 5 lighting electronics patents.
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inter partes proceedings

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lighting electronics

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LED lighting

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electronic ballast

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electronic ballast circuit

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fluorescent ballast

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fluorescent lighting system

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LED driver

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LED driver circuit

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LED control

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light engine

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LED light engine

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LED thermal design

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lighting control

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garden lights

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solar lights

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solar lighting system

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battery-powered LED light

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autmotive LED light

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color mixing

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LED circuit

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dimming

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fluorescent dimming

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LED dimming

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night light

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patent claim construction

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inter partes review

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LED lantern


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   MBA   Business Administration   University of Florida  
1969   Ph.D   Physics   Trinity College (UK)  
1965   Bachelor's   Physics   University of Birmingham (UK)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2012 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President and Founder

 

Expert founded, and currently owns, a consulting company in the field of lighting electronics products, particularly LED drive circuits and electronic ballast circuits.

2011 to 2012

 

Light-Based Technologies

 


 

Director

 

Expert operated a three-person laboratory developing LED drive application circuits for the LBT microprocessor chip.

2008 to 2010

 

Lightech Electronics North America, Inc.

 


 

Chief Technologist

 

He operated a three-person laboratory developing advanced LED drives for this international company. During this time he developed phase control dimming LED drives capable of dimming to 0.1% using TRIAC dimmers. Expert also developed a dramatically new technology for dimmable constant current LED drives with efficiency of 90%, capable of working at either 120V or 277V. Side responsibilities involved managing the patent portfolio of Lightech internationally. He filed two patent applications during this time.

2004 to 2007

 

Fulham Co., Inc.

 

Advanced Technology

 

Vice President

 

Expert's responsibilities included the creation of new technologies and development of new products involving innovative technology. Achievements included the creation of the Racehorse family of high-performance products and the creation of a new charge pump technology for cost-effective instant start T8 ballasts, subject of an issued patent as well.

2002 to 2004

 

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

 

Engineering; Advanced Technology

 

Director; Vice President

 

He worked on the latest analog and digital technology for electronic ballasts. Product focus was on low-cost IC-based products and on sophisticated microprocessor-based products for more complex applications such as dimming and instant start T5. Achievements in this position included a line of microprocessor-based instant start T5 ballasts. Five patents resulted.

2000 to 2002

 

Robertson Worldwide

 

Engineering

 

Vice President

 

Expert managed both electronic and magnetic ballast new product development. He invented a new low-cost electronic ballast architecture that still has all the specified features, marketed as the "World Series" ballasts. He also trained engineering staff for modern electronic ballast development and assembled state-of-the-art ballast characterization facilities.

1993 to 2000

 

Energy Savings, Inc.

 


 

Engineering Manager and Chief Technologist

 

He enabled the development of low-cost, low-profile electronic ballasts. He personally designed and put into manufacture 60 ballasts in his first five years. Later he managed a team of designers and technicians producing ballast designs while personally prototyping the more difficult designs. Expert authored multiple inventions involving microprocessor controlled digital ballasts. Responsibilities in this company included all fundamental technology issues and patent related activities. He developed a new low-cost dimming technology. Shipments rate increased to $40M/yr from zero in 7 years.

1991 to 1993

 

Motorola Lighting, Inc.

 

Ballast Integrated Circuit Design

 

Manager

 

Expert worked on novel ballast circuits suitable for integration in silicon. He put three conventional ballast circuits into production.

1987 to 1991

 

Philips Research (NY)

 

Research

 

Department Head

 

He worked on the application of Power IC technology to all products in the Philips family of companies. He worked on analysis of customer needs and specification of Power IC products to meet those needs. He ran a department of 20 producing power IC designs, including chips for Fluorescent Lighting ballasts.

1983 to 1987

 

Telmos, Inc.

 

Engineering

 

Vice President

 

Expert developed the first 500V CMOS technology and put numerous high voltage IC chips into production.

1980 to 1983

 

Harris Semiconductor

 

High-voltage Integrated Circuit Products

 

Manager

 

Expert developed high-voltage AC line powered integrated circuits.

1970 to 1980

 

ATT Bell Laboratories

 


 

Technical Staff Member

 

He conducted research on solid state devices in general and high-voltage integrated circuits in particular. He invented the first 500V IC, for which a prize was awarded at the 1981 International Solid State Circuits Conference. He became group supervisor in 1979.

1969 to 1970

 

GEC Hirst Research Center (Wembley, UK)

 


 

Technical Staff Member

 

Expert conducted research on circuits and structures for microwave avalanche diodes.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society and a senior member of IEEE

Professional Appointments

1986: Expert Chaired the Electrochemical Society Symposium on high-voltage and Smart Power Devices, which has since morphed into the conference series now known as ISPSD.

Awards/Recognition

Expert received a prize from the International Solid State Circuits Conference in February 1980 for paper describing the first 500V solid state crosspoint. He was elected a Senior Life Member of IEEE in 2010. Expert is a speaker on Advanced Technology at "Strategies in Light" 2016


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 58 issued patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has 8 publications in refereed journals and 11 other publications.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert provides assistance to Lighting industry inventors to help determine what the invention actually is and hence to draft claims. Expert functions as an expert witness in Inter Partes Reviews providing technical declarations as necessary.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has authored six declarations in support of Inter Partes Reviews and provided 20 hours of deposition testimony.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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