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Expert in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Patent Analysis, Medical Devices, Electrical Trauma

Expert ID: 713709 Illinois, USA

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Expert is an expert in electrical fire investigation; patent infringement and analysis; devices and instrumentation; electrical and medical device testing including artificial cardiac pacemakers; industrial accidents; electrical power systems; medical implants; sports injuries; product safety and design deficiencies; electrical and biomedical engineering; and hospital x-ray and power systems.

He is familiar with electrical codes and standards, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' standard and the Underwriters Laboratories Electrical standard. He is also knowledgeable of medical regulations such as the Medical Device Reporting regulation and the Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990.

With expertise in electrocution and electrical trauma/ shock from electrical systems and lightning, Expert has consulted in these areas for over 25 years.

Expert has consulted in the pacemaker area, and has analyzed and tested pacemakers and pacing leads. He has written a chapter on pacemakers in his textbook on applied engineering.

Expert has been an engineering consultant for forty (40) years in the areas of personal injury and patent analysis dealing with the areas of electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1968 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Engineering Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Year: 1964 Degree: Masters of Electrical Engineering Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Louisville
Year: 1962 Degree: B.S. Electrical Engineering Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1962 Degree: B.S. Engineering Mathematics Subject: Applied Mathematics Institution: University of Michigan

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consulting Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert provides consulting engineering in the fields of electrical and biomedical engineering as well as patent analysis for determining infringement or non-infringement.
Years: 1981 to 1986 Employer: The Kendall Company, (a subsidiary of the Colgate-Palmolive Company) Title: Senior Corporate Scientist Department: Research Responsibilities: He conducted research and development of new medical devices, either electrical and/or mechanical in nature.
Years: 1976 to 1981 Employer: Purdue University Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering (Tenured) Department: School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Responsibilities: Expert conducted research and taught courses in electrical engineering and clinical and medical radiation engineering. He was the Director of Clinical Engineering Program.
Years: 1972 to 1976 Employer: Cleveland State University Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering (Tenured) Department: Department of Electrical Engineering Responsibilities: He performed research and taught courses in electrical engineering and clinical engineering. He was the Director of the Clinical Engineering Program.
Years: 1969 to 1972 Employer: Cleveland State University Title: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department: Department of Electrical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert performed research and taught courses in electrical engineering and clinical engineering. He was the Director of the Clinical Engineering Program.
Years: 1962 to 1964 Employer: University of Louisville Title: Instructor of Mathematics Department: Department of Mathematics Responsibilities: He taught courses in calculus, analytic geometry, differential equations, and statistics.
Years: 1968 to 1969 Employer: University of Edinburgh Title: Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering Department: Department of Electrical Engineering Responsibilities: Taught courses in computers and Linear and nonlinear automatic control systems. Did research in biomedical engineering.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1968 to 1969 Country / Region: Scotland Summary: Visiting professor of electical engineering at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Sweden Summary: Patent technical expert for Siemens,AG

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is a past member of ABET: the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and Board Certified in Clinical Engineering.
Professional Appointments
Expert is active on a number of IEEE subcommittees. He is Past Vice President of the IEEE/Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society.
Awards / Recognition
Expert is a Fellow of IEEE and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He received the IEEE Third Millenium Medal, the IEEE/EMBS Service Award, and the Senior Distinguished Faculty Award at Cleveland State University.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has lectured internationally and is the author of 14 technical publications and the textbook, Applied Clinical Engineering (Prentice-Hall publishers). He is the editor of three handbooks in biomedical and clinical engineering and is co-editor of the Handbook in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Series for CRC Press.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has consulted, testified, and prepared reports for cases. He has been qualified as an expert witness in cases involving patents, electrocution, medical devices, product liability, and a murder case. He has also consulted for the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Training / Seminars
Expert has developed and given short courses in the engineering of x-ray and computed tomography systems.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert can read and speak conversational Spanish.

Fields of Expertise

electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, sport injury, biomedical device design review, biomedical instrumentation, canons of claim construction, contributory infringement, critical care monitoring equipment, direct infringement, disposable medical device, electric power system, electromagnetic bioengineering, electromechanical device, electronic medical device design, forensic electrical engineering, hospital equipment, hospital equipment safety, implantable device, literal infringement, medical device hazard analysis, medical device patent, medical device testing, medical electronics science, medical X-ray equipment, patent claim construction, patent infringement, patent specification, power engineering, safety engineering, X-radiation, electrical code, electrical standard, electrical-wiring code, FDA medical device regulation, electrical shock, electric shock hazard, biomedical device, artificial cardiac pacemaker, echocardiography, electrocardiography, natural cardiac pacemaker, pacemaker control, pacemaker lead, intensive care medicine, case investigation, biomedical device engineering, patent claim chart, patent claim construction brief, Doctrine of Equivalents, Markman hearing, claim (patent), Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990, heart rate monitor, ground fault protection, electrical impedance, cannula, pulse oximeter, oxygen monitoring, oxygen monitor, medical device reporting, pulse oximetry, disposable surgical product, biomedical application, biomechanical engineering, blood pressure monitoring, extracorporeal circulation, feedback control system, therapeutic device, blood oxygenation, electronics, artificial cardiac pacemaker battery, medical technology, electrical product safety, clinical engineering, lightning, electric power transmission, blood pressure monitor, electromagnetic radiation, electrical phenomenon, nonlinear control, patent, electronic medical device, electronic device, National Electrical Code, respiratory system, electrical equipment, medical instrument, biomedical instrument, servomechanism, prosthesis, physiological monitoring, medical X-ray, medical equipment, medical device, lightning injury, heart-lung machine, heart valve prosthesis, electrostatics, electrocution, electrical safety, electric arc, biomedical diagnostic instrumentation, defibrillator, control theory, control system, catheter, blood pump, biomedical sensor, artificial organ

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