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East Coast Manager, Steinke Beyer, Inc., Los Altos Hills, CA, 2000 - Present
Engineering consulting relating to patents, intellectual property analysis, failure analysis, safety, and product liability for more than 12 years.
VP Sales and Innovation, Marca Coating Technologies, Scarborough, ME, 2009 - 2011
Sales, engineering development and intellectual property protection of vacuum coating machines and technologies. (Formerly D2 Inline Solutions, LLC)
President, D2 Inline Solutions, LLC, Scarborough, ME, 2001 - 2009
Development, intellectual property protection and reduction to practice of new production processes for coating plastic parts. (Spin-off from D2 Systems)
President, D2 Systems, Gray, ME, 1998 - 2001
Engineering consulting relating to patents, intellectual property, product design and process automation.
Dir. of Engineering, Dir. of Tech. Development, First Light Tech, Saco, ME 1991 - 1998
Design and development of patented DVD manufacturing processes. Design and development of optical disc production machinery.
Vice President of Engineering, Chapman Corp, Portland, ME, 1985 - 1991
Design of patented static elimination equipment.
Senior Engineer, GTE Products Corporation, Standish, ME, 1982 - 1985
Design of high power heater devices for industrial, automotive and home applications.
Member of Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratory Whippany, NJ, 1979 - 1982
Design of digital tape backup systems. Responsible for magnetic tape and magnetic head components.
US Patents & Publications
|Patents / Publications||Date||Description|
|20100181193||1/15/2010||In-Line Metallizer Assemblies and Part-Coating Conveyor Systems Incorporating the Same|
|6,983,925||1/10/2006||Rotary Barrel Gate Valve|
|6,889,564||5/10/2005||Peak flow meter|
|6,676,810||1/13/2004||Method of coating insulative substrates|
|6,511,616||1/28/2003||System and method for curing a resin disposed between a top and bottom substrate with thermal management|
|6,500,297||12/31/2002||Method of forming bonded storage disks with low power light assembly|
|6,430,803||8/13/2002||Method for maintaining concentricity of a combination of a top and bottom substrate during the assembly of a bonded storage disk|
|6,355,129||3/12/2002||System and method for thermally manipulating a combination of a top and bottom substrate before a curing operation|
|6,352,612||3/5/2002||System for forming bonded storage disks with low power light assembly.|
|6,254,809||7/3/2001||System and method for curing a resin disposed between a top and bottom substrate with thermal management|
|6,103,039||8/15/2000||System and method for thermally manipulating a combination of a top and bottom substrate before a curing operation|
|6,098,272||8/8/2000||System for maintaining concentricity of a combination of a top and bottom substrate during the assembly of a bonded storage disk|
|5,491,602||2/13/1996||Air distributing and ionizing systems|
|5,430,923||7/11/1995||Method for removing a cap from a container with a cap engaging unit|
|5,271,296||12/21/1993||Automated container cap remover and method|
|5,008,594||4/6/1991||Self-balancing circuit for convection air ionizers|
|4,780,286||10/25/1988||Insecticide dispenser containing eutectic disconnector|
Publications and Presentations
Inline Metallization: The Next Game-Changing Technology in Cosmetic Packaging, HBA NYC, 2010
Sputtered Metal Coatings and UV Coatings, Working Together, RadTech Report, November/December 2008
PVD and UV Coatings, Working Together, Presenter, RadTech2008, May 2008
Gazebo Project Report, Mikkeli International Industrial Coating Seminar (MIICS), Mikkeli Finland, March 2003
Innovations in Sputtering Technology Workshop, Panelist and Presenter,
Replitech Europe 1998, Netherlands.
DVD-9, Perfecting the Process, Panelist and Presenter, Replitech USA,
San Francisco, California. 1998.
Practical Solutions for Gold Sputtering of Recordable Compact Discs,
Society of Vacuum Coaters Conference, 1995.
Design for CE compliance, Presented to American Society of
Quality Control, Maine Chapter.
A Comparison of Various Ionizer Balancing Methods, Electrostatic Society of America Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
Benchtop Ionization Workshop, Panelist and Presenter, EOS/ESD Symposium.
Balancing of Benchtop Ionizers, Magazine Article, Evaluation Engineering Magazine.
DC Motor Selection with Personal Computer Software,
Power Conversion & Intelligent Motion Magazine, August, 1986
DC Motor Selection with Personal Computer Software, Proceedings,
Motor-Con Conference, 1985.
Monitoring Heat Transfer Coefficients using Liquid Crystals, Master’s Project,
Stanford University, 1980.
Professional Honors, Affiliations, Achievements