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Expert in Patents, ITC, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Gyro, GPS, IMU, Switch PSU, Analog IC, PCBoard, Sensors

Expert ID: 731709 California, USA

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Expert has been designing analog circuits since 1971, using analog circuit design and simulation software such as ProTel. This includes sensor amplifiers, industrial control and measurement applications, and electronic systems for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV). Many of these devices used printed circuits (also designed using ProTel), and switch mode power supplies. ExpertCumming has also designed high voltage power supplies for e-beam applications.

Expert has been designing and using Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) for the last two decades. This includes unmanned air vehicle, near space applications, and automotive applications. These IMUs use a combination of accelerometers, rate gyroscopes, magnetometers and a GPS system. Expert is thoroughly familiar with the applications of these devices, not only for IMUs but also for other fields such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines and electronic compasses.

ExpertCumming has been involved as an expert in patent litigation for the last several years. This includes invalidity, infringement, the writing of expert reports, and testifying. He has worked on tests of obviousness, incorporating the KSR opinion. He also has experience with the International Trade Commission, including testifying at ITC depositions. Expert also has experience testifying before a jury in a product liability case, where our side obtained a multimillion dollar award from a major automobile manufacturer.

Design and construction of numerous electronics packages for unmanned air vehicles.Enhancement and maintenance of electron beam microfabrication system.Design and construction of space suit chest pack for Red Bull Stratos high altitude parachuting record attempt.Design and construction of numerous electronics packages for 70 foot unmanned surveillance blimp.Electronic Hardware Design Projects

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 - Chula Vista, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Cambridge University, England
Year: 1978 Degree: MA Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Cambridge University, England
Year: 1974 Degree: BA Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Cambridge University, England

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Electronic hardware consulting.
Years: 1984 to 1995 Employer: Cambridge Electronic Design, Inc. Title: Chief Executive Officer Department: Responsibilities: Electronic hardware consulting
Years: 1982 to 1984 Employer: Unified Technologies, Inc. Title: Senior System Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He designed video game software and CRT display systems.
Years: 1979 to 1982 Employer: Hughes Aircraft Co. Title: Member of Technical Staff Department: 30-13 Responsibilities: He commissioned an electron beam microfabrication system.
Years: 1979 to 1979 Employer: Cambrideg University Engineering Dept. Title: Postgraduate Research Student Department: Responsibilities: He researched a revolutionary new e-beam system

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, IEEE; Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society
Publications and Patents Summary
5 publications and 2 patents

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Testified as the defendant in a contractual dispute. This involved a successful petition to compel arbitration in superior court, and testimony (using telephone conference calls) for the ensuing binding arbitration.

Acted as a Consulting Expert Witness in a patent validity case involving power supplies.

Acted as a Testifying Expert Witness in a patent validity case involving marine autopilots.

Acted as a Testifying Expert Witness against a luxury automobile manufacturer in a product liability case involving an automotive braking system.

Acted as a Testifying Expert Witness in a patent validity case involving hand held computers.

Acted as a Consulting Expert Witness in patent validity matters involving LCD displays and docking computers.

Wrote expert report for plaintiff involving infringement issues for ferrous metal detector patent.
Vendor Selection
He has sourced vendors for many hard to obtain parts, such as Accelerometers, Gyros, RF semiconductors, Inertial Measurement Units, Flight Termination Systems and Display Screens.

Fields of Expertise

switched-mode power supply circuit, analog circuit design, analog circuit simulation, printed circuit board design, sensor, accelerometer, inertial guidance, rate gyroscope, Global Positioning System, magnetometer, patent, patent claim chart, patent claim construction brief, Doctrine of Equivalents, patent prosecution, patent specification, induced infringement, literal infringement, patent infringement, sensor selection, electronic jammer, aerospace electronics science, electronic filter, electronic equalizer, electronic system design, electronic shielding, United States patent, electronic data interchange format, electronic article surveillance, electronic gage, electronic breadboard, electronic enclosure, sensor interface, automotive electronic equipment, electronic ceramic filter, silicon sensor, electronic circuit analysis, electronic display instrument design, electronic equipment design, intellectual property, electronic display technology, sensor design, electronic component product design, consumer electronic equipment, AM radio electronic equipment, electronic object, electronic control quality improvement, electronic equipment mechanical fatigue, electronic equipment failure analysis, electronic equipment heat transfer modeling, electronic equipment heat convection, electronic equipment vibration modeling, electronic equipment vibration, electronic product technology innovation, electronics design engineering, electronic interconnect system, electronic circuit modeling, electronic display device development, electronic flash lamp, electronic product, electromechanical device patenting, electrical device patenting, device patenting, temperature sensor, electronics engineering instrument, electronic imaging technology, electronic imaging, electronics measurement, electronic device design, electronic medical device design, electronic product development, electronic module, electronics circuit integration, electronic control, electronic circuit element, avionics engineering, electronic wire, electronic switching, electronic mail, control electronics science, applied electronics science

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