Mechanical, Ergonomic & Visual Product Designer
Registered Patent Agent
To contribute to your engineering project's success through the use
of exceptional design, prototyping, patent and project management skills.
Mechanical and user interface design experience for
cost-effective, reliable products.
A strong track record of creative, practical solutions
to product design challenges.
Solid experience with Design For Manufacturing and
manufacturing processes, particularly injection molding, machining,
sheet metal forming and electronic & mechanical assembly.
Extensive knowledge of electronic design requirements
in relation to overall electromechanical product design.
Design of products for overseas manufacturing and
Exceptional design & fabrication skills with metals,
engineering plastics, wood and composite materials.
Management skills covering single projects to engineering
Strong written communication and visual design skills.
Knowledge of patent search, drafting, prosecution,
patent laws and USPTO rules.
Extensive vendor and contact base for sourcing components
Designed the look & feel, structural, control
and display details of numerous products, with an emphasis on portable
Products designed have been market leaders in performance,
cost-effectiveness and high reliability.
Design work has included inventing new implementations
of product features to avoid patent infringement.
New patent applications resulted from this effort.
Improved the manufacturability, usability and reliability
of existing products.
Produced Solidworks CAD files and drawings for clients
Specified, evaluated and refined Rapid Prototypes
in a variety of materials.
Designed and fabricated numerous functional and visual
prototypes of new products and packaging for trade show and beta testing
Designed and fabricated numerous electronic test fixtures
for final test in manufacturing.
Registered Patent Agent, working with mechanical and
electronic inventions, including producing patent drawings. Registration
granted January 28, 2003. (Registration #53,200)
Managed R&D/Engineering department with an annual
budget of over $1M.
Created product development methodology for steadily
growing market leader in musical instrument electronics, enabling
improved forecast, monitoring and achievement of development budget
and schedule goals.
Wrote job definitions, interviewed, hired and trained
production manager, mechanical and electrical engineers, technicians
Hired contract mechanical designers and industrial
designers as needed.
Sourced technical components, negotiated purchasing
contracts with vendors, monitored vendor performance on key development
Participated in product development teams including
members of Engineering, Production, Marketing, Sales and Purchasing
Proficient with Solidworks, CAMWorks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver,
Microsoft Project, Word and Excel.
Created websites for professional use.
- 9,530,090 Secure RFID Tag or Sensor With Self-Destruction Mechanism
- 9,355,545 Secure Optionally Passive RFID Tag Or Sensor With External
Power Source And Data Logging
- 6,680,431 Violin Shoulder Rest
6,278,059 Electronics housing having a flexible outer
5,693,898 Hinged control panel for electrified acoustic
guitar (A Correction
of Inventorship is appended to the patent file.)
4,891,645 Digital-to-analog converter with on-board
4,791,318 MOS threshold control circuit
Director of Mechanical Engineering, Fishman Transducers,
Wilmington, MA 03/96-07/03
Operations Manager, Fishman Transducers, Wilmington,
Integrated Circuit Designer, Analog Devices, Wilmington,
Circuit Designer, Plessey Corporation, Hillside, NJ,
Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover,
NH -- 1982
Master of Science in Engineering Sciences
Coursework in Electrical Engineering and Radiophysics, NSF Research
Artist, craftsman & photographer, working in wood, metal, glass
and digital media. Work has been displayed and sold in numerous craft
galleries and featured in Design Book 4 (Taunton Press) and SBS Digital
Design magazine. Art and fashion photography incorporated into various
websites and magazine articles. Art Direction, Props and Effects work
done for various History Channel documentaries. View artwork online
THE COMPANY HISTORY
Design Innovation was started in 1984 as a consulting business in addition
to my corporate job. In 2002 it became my full-time occupation and was
registered as a DBA, with the trademark registered too. In 2013 we incorporated,
and the company is now Design Innovation Inc.