Ricardo J. Claps, PhD, is a patent agent* who focuses on developing intellectual property strategies to support industrial and technological development in numerous fields. He earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in physics.
Consumer electronics: flat panel displays, including light-emitting diode (LED) and light crystal display (LCD) panels, touch screen devices, hardware and methods for their operation
Mobile devices: power handling circuitry, batteries, manufacturing and materials, including cases, enclosures and camera assemblies
Radio devices: omni-directional antennas, electromagnetic interference reduction circuitry and methods, multi-tiered radio systems for ultra-low power applications, radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems and schemes for inventory tracking, for underground sensing and for security systems in various facilities
Digital cameras: design of lens arrays and micro-lenses, data processing for auto-focus and range finding
Computer architecture: clock circuits, solid state memory
Mobile software applications: touch screen processing online content distribution
Wireless communications: long-term evolution (LTE) networking schemes in cellular networks, data streaming in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi configurations in local area networks, including home entertainment centers
Cloud Computing: server architectures and data traffic management, security protocols, load balancing schemes, management of social networks of private accounts
Image processing: methods and devices to improve flat panel manufacturing using color charts, diagnostic of pathologies using pattern recognition on tissue images
Pattern recognition: touch gesture recognition in capacitive touch displays, principal component analysis and multivariate regression algorithms for spectroscopic data analysis
Network systems: internet-based business transactions and systems, including encryption mechanisms and geo-coded data collection and processing
Oil and gas industry applications: exploration, production and data processing
Biomedical application: optical diagnostics and measures of disease such as cancer and diabetes, arthroscopy applications including optical catheters and intra-venous ultra-sound (IVUS) catheters, ophthalmology applications and surgical robots
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