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 Expert  722480

Expert in Medical Device Quick Prototyping/CAD Design/Concepting


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has designed and developed a cast base for biometric scanning. This base resulted in stable dimensions and functionality when subjected to change in temperature. Scans were used for both hand and finger use. He developed a cutting-edge laser-based measurement product with a significantly reduced part count that slashed manufacturing costs by over one-half.
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biometrics

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plastic forming

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plastics thermal expansion

Expert has experience in medical device product development, manufacturing assistance, and cost reductions. He has over 30 years experience with challenging technical projects. Examples include: Surgical mechanism design: Expert conceptualized, Pro-E designed, and prototyped a new angioplasty catheter subassembly in only 60 days. Nursing home low-rise bed: He redesigned the original concept, created patentable features, designed the electrical-safety-control system, detailed prints, fabricated a complete working prototype, and tested the unit. Process/product improvement: Expert designed and co-patented a revolutionary new extrusion method for catheter tubing that maximized kink resistance. Special machines: He redesigned, retrofitted, tested, and validated a pacemaker urethane lead vacuum annealing oven that had been 18 months and three engineers in development trying to meet specifications. Critical humidification chamber: Expert analyzed and tested precise humidity levels in a key silicone curing process. He redesigned a humidity chamber and validated the new manufacturing process, resulting in a 15% lower scrap rate.
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disposable medical device

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biomedical device

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medical device

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medical device design

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medical device manufacturing

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medical device manufacturing automation

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medical device manufacturing troubleshooting

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medical device premarket approval

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medical device product improvement

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medical device product development

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medical device reliability testing

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medical product

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plastic die cutting

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wheelchair

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medical device process validation

Expert conceptualized, Pro-E designed, and prototyped a new angioplasty catheter subassembly in only 60 days. He also concepted and designed a new dual-lumen intubation tubing.
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extruded plastic

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medical polymer extrusion

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medical tubing extrusion

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plastic profile extrusion

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polyester extrusion

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polyethylene extrusion

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polymer extrusion

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polypropylene extrusion

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polyvinyl chloride extrusion

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thermoplastic extrusion

Expert conceptualized, Pro-E designed, and prototyped a new angioplasty catheter handle subassembly in only 60 days. He also designed a special knife sheath assembly.
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injection molding

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medical polymer molding

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molded plastic part

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plastic component design

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plastic injection molding

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plastic medical device

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plastic molding

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plastics mold


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  and Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Often requested
with this expert:

Medical Device Marketing, Market Research, Competitive...
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Business Development,...
Biomedical Engineering; Medical Devices
Commercialization of Scientific Devices, Inventions,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   B.S.M.E   Mechanical Engineering   University of Minnesota IT  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

Expert provides complete concept, design, and prototyping for medical devices including catheter handle assemblies, endotracheal tubes, and so on

1998 to 1999

 

Medtronic

 


 

Reliability Engineer

 

He worked on a neural stimulator lead redesign and FDA-required documentation.

1996 to 1998

 

Minnesota Extrusion

 

R&D

 

R&D Engineer

 

Expert was responsible for all research and development efforts on a distal protection catheter device.

1995 to 1996

 

PMT

 


 

Mechanical Engineer

 

He worked on process improvements on a breast prosthesis manufacture, and a titanium aneurysm device design.

1993 to 1995

 

Medtronic

 


 

Mechanical Engineer

 

Expert redesigned a catheter annealing oven for worldwide operations.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of ASME and the Consulting Engineering Council of Minnesota.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Minnesota.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored three books and has two co-patents.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert did onsite research and development at Minnesota Extrusion on a state-of-the-art distal protection catheter. He directed the technology and documented procedures.
  • At Medtronic, he was a key member of a team to design unique equipment to replace Freon with a mixture of heptane and THF.
  • Expert consulted at PMT to evaluate and suggest changes to their existing humidity room for silicone breast implants.
Recent Client Requests:
  • CAD design expert for consulting on small medical device design issues.
  • Expert in orthopedic devices for consulting to sell intellectual property patent.
  • Biomedical engineering expert for consulting on product construction.
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Expert Witness:
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