CV of Richard H. Conrad
EDUCATION and DEGREES
B.A. in General Science, Brandeis University, 1962
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 1968
Postdoctoral Research at the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University, 1968-1970
Postdoctoral Research in the Department of Biochemistry, Cornell University, 1970
Assistant Professor in the Zoology Department of the University of Washington, Seattle, 1971-1972 (Taught Biochemical Techniques, Cellular Neurophysiology, and a seminar: "Conscience and Curiosity in Scientific Research").In 1972 my academic career was cut short by health issues - due to major surgery and viral hepatitis.
1957, Research in the Department of Immunology, Rutgers University, (while a Junior in High School).
1957, First Prize in the National Science Fair, for an immunological study of the evolutionary relationship of proteins of various single-celled plant and animal organisms: Euglena, Plant or Animal?
1958, Honorable Mention in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search.
1958, Science Honor Award at graduation from my High School.
1958, Science Honor Scholarship from Brandeis University.
1963, Participant aboard Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station schooner Te Vega on its first expedition, a training cruise in Biological Oceanography, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, San Diego to Fiji.
A centrifugal stirrer for rapid mixing in square cuvettes during spectrophotometric measurements.
Analytical chemistry 1967 Jun; 39(8).R. H. Conrad & L. Brand,
Intermolecular transfer of excitation from tryptophan to 1-dimethylaminonaphthalene-5-sulfonamide in a series of model compounds.
Biochemistry 1968, 7, 5777.
Richard H. Conrad , James R. Heitz , Ludwig Brand,
Characterization of a fluorescent complex between auramine O and horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase.
Biochemistry, 1970, 9 (7), pp 1540–1546.Crepeau RH, Conrad RH, Edelstein SJ,
UV laser scanning and fluorescence monitoring of analytical ultracentrifugation with an on-line computer system.
Biophys Chem. 1976 Jul; 5(1-2):27-39.
UNITED STATES PATENTS (awarded to Richard Conrad as sole inventor)
1 5,269,893 Method of powering corona discharge in ozone generators with bipolar pulses and a precharge pulse
2 5,211,919 Flat plate corona cell for generating ozone
3 5,151,250 Automatic purge method for ozone generators
4 5,147,614 Self-contained tubular corona cell for generating ozone
5 5,130,003 Method of powering corona discharge in ozone generators
6 5,119,640 Freeze-thaw air dryer
7 5,106,589 Method of controlling ozone generator
8 5,032,292 Method for preventing biofilm in spas
9 5,023,021 Cartridge venturi
10 4,733,427 Underwater brush
To show my experience in hands-on custom electronics design and construction, I include the following Abstracts of two of the above patents:
Abstract of United States Patent 5,130,003;
Method of powering corona discharge in ozone generators:
A method of supplying electrical power to and controlling corona discharge cells used for the generation of ozone employs a single-cycle discontinuous waveform which is characterized by a fixed pulse width and a variable repetition rate. Discrete bipolar pulses are composed of a pair of unipolar pulses of opposite polarity. The bipolar pulse repetition rate is varied to control the average corona power, providing an infinite turndown of ozone output. When powering discharge cells which are asymmetric in their response to pulse polarity, such as those containing a dielectric coated with a conducting surface as a first electrode and a metal as a second electrode, the present invention configures the first pulse of each pair to make the dielectric electrode electronically negative with respect to the metal electrode. This polarity sequence produces a more stable corona and far less electrical noise. Furthermore, to decrease acoustic and mechanical resonances and fatigue to system components and to the human ear, this invention broadens the frequency distribution of the pulse repetition rate by repetitively sweeping or randomly jittering the intervals between bipolar pulses.
Abstract of United States Patent 5,269,893;
Method of powering corona discharge in ozone generators with bipolar pulses and a precharge pulse:
A method employing a precharging pulse to adjust and/or to equalize the peak voltages of a discontinuous bipolar pulse waveform used for powering a corona in an ozone generator system. This precharging pulse is generally opposite in polarity to the first unipolar pulse of the bipolar pulse waveform, and precharges the inductances and capacitances of the system to provide priming energy for the first corona pulse and to compensate for skewing of the waveform due to resonances. This method enables the corona to be operated at the optimum voltage for efficient ozone generation, and provides the ability to fine-tune each system to best match high-voltage transformers to corona cells.
Additional US PATENT APPLICATIONS filed by Richard Conrad
1 20080106523 Ergonomic lift-clicking method and apparatus for actuating home switches on computer input devices.
2 20060132447 Method and apparatus for automatically transforming functions of computer keyboard keys and pointing devices by detection of hand location.
RESEARCH EXPERTISE & FIELDS OF INTEREST
Basic research in molecular biology: hands-on experimental laboratory work including development of fluorescence spectroscopy electro-optic instrumentation for studying the interaction of light energy with biological molecules; resonance energy transfer between chromophores.
More practical and efficient methods of generating ozone for use in water purification including the design and construction of a custom variable frequency 10 Kilovolt switching power supply. Additionally, design and construction of a low EMF projector and zero EMF keyboard and mouse and study of subliminal visual flicker in computer screens and fluorescent lights.
CURRENTLY: Biocompatibility research, design, education and consulting;
1) Mechanical: ergonomic keyboard and mouse.
2) Chemical: body burden, pesticides and estrogenic chemicals, sauna detoxification.
3) Visual: computer and TV screens that do not trigger subliminal flicker symptoms.
4) Electrical: effects of non-thermal levels of EMF on humans; education and consulting concerning Electrical HyperSensitivity. Low EMF computing including shielded projector/monitor.
5) Trouble-shooting: pinpointing and solving problems caused by technology; sorting out the wheat from the chaff in scientific publications, the science from the junk science and propaganda.