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 Expert  107904

Expert in Physics, Optics

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Ohio (OH)
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For the past 15 years, the expert has worked extensively on developing new discharge light sources, principally low wattage, short arc gap, and high brightness metal halide lamps, as well as xenon and xenon metal halide lamps. Having numerous patents on lamp design, processes, and equipment, his knowledge includes both theory and actual fabrication of lamps and lamp making equipment.

applied gas discharge physics


discharge lamp

He is one of the inventors of the xenon metal halide lamp that features instant light and re-light in contrast with ordinary metal halide lamps. The lamp is currently being used in the headlamps of some BMW cars.



xenon arc

He invented the equipment for carrying out a flush process for making low-wattage double-ended HID lamps.

electric light


energy-efficient lighting device


high-intensity discharge lamp

Having done extensive theoretical and experimental studies of the failure mechanisms of incandescent lamps, he has developed new processes to improve the quality of tungsten filament wire and means to improve the perfection of the coiling process. He invented and developed the filament tube process and equipment for making the first practical halogen IR lamps.

halogen lamp


halogen lamp design


incandescent lamp failure analysis


incandescent lamp filament

The expert is one of the inventors of the reflector version of the xenon metal halide lamps. The lamp features a very short arc gap and very high pressure, making it an ideal source for introducing light into fiber optics.

incandescent lamp


metal halide lamp

He has broad experience and many patents in novel fiber-optic lighting systems. Applications in this area range from lighting a 25' diameter clock to jewelry cases, automotive headlamp systems, and large, high-brightness video screens.

lighting system

The expert founded the Lighting Innovations Institute at Expert's University. The company's purpose is to further the research and development of lighting technology in product designs. The company believes that R & D can be carried out in a university setting with faster results and lower cost than in a large Industrial Laboratory. State of the art lighting systems have been developed using fiber optics and LEDs for various induistries and for the FAA. The staff at Lighting Innovations has design and implementation experience in the use of fibers, plastic molded optics, special-use collimators, and unique lens and/or lens system designs.

lighting device


lighting system technology

He has developed methods for obtaining uniform screen brightness in various types of projection systems. The use of short gap metal halide lamps makes possible projection screens of sufficient brightness for viewing in full sunlight.

lumen measurement


luminescent screen

A vital resource in developing new light sources is the ability to make accurate measurements of all attributes of the generated light. With 43 years' experience in the lighting business, the expert has purchased, developed, and used equipment to do these type of measurements. He also developed new light sources and the processes and equipment to make them.

energy-efficient incandescent lamp


illumination engineering


illumination measurement


illumination science


lighting design

The expert has broad experience using lasers for measuring the size of wire and glass tubing, nondestructive gas pressure in lamps, welding of lamp lead wires, holography, etc. He has developed HeNe laser devices to measure tungsten wire diameter, coil uniformity, tubing diameter, and gas pressure in lamps. He made holograms for part uniformity measurements. Additionally, he has worked with CO2 laser sealing of quartz lamps and YAG:ND laser welding of three-piece lamp leads.

laser application


laser measurement


laser welder

Working extensively with several major automotive companies, he developed concepts for new types of vehicle lighting systems. These systems include discharge headlamps, both reflector and projection headlamps, fiber optic headlamps, and whole car systems using discharge sources and halogen and HIR incandescent sources. Over the past six years, he provided all these types of lighting for concept cars shown in auto shows. He also has numerous patents in the area of applied optics.

automotive headlight


automotive lighting system

For the past six years, the expert has worked on developing new high-intensity light sources designed specifically for fiber optic illumination systems. He has worked closely with major manufacturers of large core optical fiber. Additionally, he has developed numerous applications including the relighting of a 25' diameter clock, automotive headlamp and whole car lighting systems, lighting of jewelry cases, replacing neon in outdoor signs, and providing fiber optic illumination of stadium-size video screens.

fiber optics


electric lighting system

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Saint Clair Shores, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Lorain, Ohio;  Lakewood, Ohio;  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

R&D of High Performance Light Sources and Electronic...
Superconductors, Xerography, Lamps, Electrostatics, Single...
Optics, Pattern Recogntion, Applied Cognitive Science,...
Display Materials, Lamp Materials, Electronic Materials...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1952   PhD   Physics   Ohio State University  
1948   BS   Physics   University of Chicago  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to


(Undisclosed University)






Carry out contract R & D for industry and government in new cutting edge light technologies, e.g. LEDs and fiber optics.

1996 to




Independent Consultant


1952 to 1996


General Electric Lighting



Senior Research Physicist


Publications and Patents Summary

He has more than 70 patents mostly relating to lamps, lighting and to novel optical devices to control light.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1998 to 1999   FAA   SBIR   Developed a fiber optic approach light system on test in Atlantic City

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Worked with a patent attorney on a patent infringement case to provide technical data and analysis.
  • Developed a "white paper" for a company to describe how a new technology might be implemented in their business.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in darkening gage development to consult on quartz rods and tubes drawn from furnace at hig temperature.
  • Expert in silicone hard coat chemistry for consulting on optical molding and coating processes & systems evaluation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in xenon lighting to consult on design issues.
  • Expert in electric lighting for consulting on illumination issues and measurement.
  • Expert in I need a lighting – someone with in incandescent and halogen lights:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   The expert reads and speaks German slightly. He developed a Light Engine display for the Hanover Fair in 1992.


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