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Expert in Electronic Displays

Expert ID: 108365 Illinois, USA

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Expert has worked in this field for over 30 years. He has done research, development, and engineering on a variety of technologies, including display devices, display systems, the electronic circuitry needed to drive displays and interface them with computers and other systems, and methods of manufacturing displays. He is well-known in the area of flat-panel displays, and is especially associated with a variety of gas-discharge display devices, including the FLATSCREEN (TM) Gas-Electron-Phosphor display pioneered by Lucitron inc., a company which he co-founded. He is knowledgeable about lightly ionized low-temperature gas plasmas. Expert is knowledgeable about other types of flat-panel displays, including liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), electroluminescent (EL), field-emission (FE), electrophoretic (EP) and organic light emitting (OLED) displays. He is also versed in projection displays of various types. He has also worked on light modulators, cathode-ray-tube (CRT) systems, optical devices and systems, especially those associated with displays, photometry, mechanical design and engineering, and the evaluation of display devices and systems.

Expert has worked on electronic circuits and systems, both analog and digital, since 1944. His experience includes AM broadcasting, high-fidelity audio, a wide variety of instrumentation, ultrasonic light modulators, radar, and all the electronics associated with electronic displays, in frequency ranges from dc to rf. Several of his publications are concerned with circuit and system design and development.

A majority of Expert's research efforts have been devoted to applying electronics engineering and science to a variety of problems in pure and applied research, development, measurement, control, and other applications. Examples of his work include small electronic instruments; a low-temperature magnetometer; system, circuit, and device design of a wide variety of electronic displays; and high-vacuum systems for gas-discharge-display research. Expert's efforts have resulted in marketed products and manufacturing process improvements as well as publications and 14 patents.

Gas-discharge displays, both memory and non-memory types, have the unique property that the gas discharge can be used for self-scanning. This process can produce a dramatic reduction in the cost of drive circuitry, which is still a major issue for most display types. Expert has worked extensively in this area and has applied a variant of the technology in Lucitron's Flatscreen Gas-Electron-Phosphor display.

Expert was a consultant to a developer of guided-acoustic-wave touch-input devices, and has made contributions to acoustic, electronic, and mechanical design, as well as the application of these devices. He is knowledgeable about other types of touch-input devices, and has a working knowledge of ultrasonics in both solids and liquids.

Expert has published some 55 papers, and has been awarded 14 patents. He has written proposals and grant applications in a variety of fields, including such non-display areas as medical facilities. He has written and edited a large number of reports, proposals, and operating manuals. In addition, he has organized seminars and short courses, including a four-day course on electronic displays at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently an Associate Editor of the "Journal of the Society for Information Display" (formerly Editor). He was an Associate Editor of "IEEE Transactions on Electronic Devices" for seven years.

Expert has worked with various light emitters and detectors, has written on photometry (with special emphasis on display devices), and has done some work on optical image processing.

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: 1964 Degree: PhD Subject: Physics Institution: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Year: 1949 Degree: MS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Columbia University
Year: 1947 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Columbia University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1987 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consulting on various electronics and display-related problems. Technical writing and editing: ~55 papers, seminars, etc; 14 patents
Years: 1978 to 1987 Employer: Lucitron Inc. Title: Co-Founder and President Department: Responsibilities: Developed a new type of flat-panel display, the Gas- Electron- Phosphor that we named Flatscreen.
Years: 1964 to 1977 Employer: Zenith Radio Corporation Title: Senior Research Engineer Department: Research Department Responsibilities: My research group was assigned to work on novel display devices. We invented several, culminating in the Gas-Electron-Phosphor display which we pursued at Lucitron after Zenith disbanded its research department.
Years: 1957 to 1964 Employer: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Title: Instructor, teaching fellow Department: Physics Responsibilities: Taught various undergraduate courses, while performing dissertation research.
Years: 1950 to 1957 Employer: Fairchild Controls Corporation Title: Head, Functional Engineering Department: Research Responsibilities: Research and development on radar recording. Proposal planning and writing

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Fellow of the Society for Information Display, a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), and a member of the American Physical Society, SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, the Optical Society of Chicago, and Sigma Xi.
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed Professional Engineer, New York (inactive) and Illinois
Professional Appointments
Associate Editor, Journal of the Society for Information Display; formerly Editor. Formerly Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Awards / Recognition
Society for Information Display: Fellow, Lewis and Beatrice Winner Award, Special Recognition Awards.
National Science Foundation Cooperative Graduate Fellowships
Barstow, Pulitzer, and New York State Regents Scholarships
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published over 55 papers, and has been awarded 14 patents. He has written proposals and grant applications in a variety of fields, including such non-display areas as medical facilities. He has written and edited a large number of reports, proposals, and operating manuals.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has provided consulting services to law firms and their clients on legal matters.
Training / Seminars
He has organized seminars and short courses, including a four-day course on electronic displays at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Vendor Selection
He has experience locating vendors of: display devices and systems; components for displays; and, display materials (plastic, metals, glass-sealing materials, vacuum getters, vacuum equipment).

He has access to the following resources: catalogs and directories; technical journals; and extensive personal contacts.
Other Relevant Experience
He was Editor of The Journal of the Society for Information Display (currently Associate Editor) and was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. He has been a member of the program committees of several international technical meetings.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Moderate proficiency
German Moderate proficiency

Fields of Expertise

cathode-ray tube display, electronic display instrument, flat-panel display, gas-discharge display, screen display, electronics, applied electronics science, self-scan memory plasma display, stylus (input device), touch input device, technical writing, image processing, electronic transaction, color monitor, vacuum equipment, luminophor processing, military liquid crystal display, electroluminescent panel, light emitter, projection display, technical editing, Society for Information Display, electrophoretic display, active matrix monochrome liquid crystal display, cathode-ray output, bistable display, alphanumeric display device, active-matrix liquid crystal display, three-dimensional display, field-emitting display, field-emitting cathode, color flat-panel display, electronics test equipment, digital display method, electronic display technology, plasma display, interactive virtual reality, electronics research-and-development management, electronic display device development, gas electric discharge, electronic display instrument design review, electrooptics, heads-up display device, electronics research and development, helmet-mounted display system, electronics engineering, electronic device design, imaging, low-temperature plasma, electronic image, electronic circuit, cathode-ray tube, device inventing, gas plasma, touch-sensitive screen, thyratron, liquid crystal display, interactive terminal, gas discharge tube, electronics testing, electroluminescent display, discharge tube, computer interface

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