Herb Lacey is licensed to practice patent law in patent cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Herb has helped corporate and individual inventors catalyze business value by transforming innovative ideas into intellectual property. He understands each client faces unique business challenges, and employs customized strategies to assist clients in achieving their objectives. Herb takes the time to help clients understand the patenting process, including the different types of protection available. Herb is determined to deliver the highest quality patent services at fair cost levels.
Herb's electrical engineering and computer science degrees were directed to algorithms, electronics, electromagnetics, signal processing, computer architecture, networking, and software engineering. With more than twenty years of research and development experience, Herb has drafted or prosecuted patent applications across most technical subject matter areas.
Example patents and patent applications are available by request. Please provide a broad technical subject matter area, such as electronic, software, or mechanical, and further detail including your invention's general technological field, such as networking, security, audio, video, medical devices, imaging, machine learning, signal processing, embedded systems, antennas, mobile device, mobile app, consumer products. Please send requests to Herb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
BS Electrical Engineering, cum laude, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
2014 US Patent & Trademark Office, Reg. # 72393
Herb is experienced in all phases of US & PCT patent application preparation and prosecution, including software, electrical, electronic, and mechanical arts, in addition to research and development experience in the computer, software, electronic, and electrical fields. Herb has drafted patent applications and claims for subject matter including electrical, electronic, networking, cloud services, database systems and methods, cryptographic systems and methods, mobile devices, mobile apps, blockchain applications, machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, audio / image / video processing, wireless systems including Wi-Fi and cellular technologies, autonomous systems, medical imaging, fraud detection, security systems, and mechanical apparatus including various consumer accessories, tools, and systems for assisting individuals with disabilities. In addition, Herb has prosecuted to allowance patent cases comprising computer-implemented subject matter which faced 35 USC 101 rejections over Bilski and Alice. Herb is also the sole inventor for several US Patents and Patent Applications in the network communications field.
Embedded and Real-time Systems, Networking (Protocols / Security /Infrastructure), Digital Security, Digital Signal Processing, Error Detection / Correction, Digital Filters, Modulation / Demodulation, Audio Signal Processing, Audio and Video Codecs, Video Processing, Streaming Multimedia, VOIP, Image Processing, Machine Vision, Object Detection / Tracking, Video / Audio Compression, Wireless (GPS / GSM / HF / VHF), Location Tracking, Reverse Engineering, Antennas, Wireless / Wireline / RF / Audio / Ultrasonic / Voiceband Modems, IoT, Medical Devices and Systems, Robotics, Speech Processing (Identification / Recognition / Transcription), Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Intelligent Grid, Cluster Computing, Software AI Blockchain, Cloud Systems, Digital and Analog Electronics, Semiconductors, Energy Harvesting, Low Power Hardware and Software Design, Parallel Computing, Linux Appliances, Virtualization, Semiconductors.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Protocols Engineer: Developed Data, Physical, and Management protocols (ITU-T, IETF)
Data Mining Engineer: Developed tools for real-time and off-line analysis of a variety of data types
Software Engineer: Developed mission-critical intelligent grid, measurement, and control applications
Multimedia Engineer: Developed video, audio, image, and signal processing analysis tools
Reverse Engineer: Analyzed, reverse-engineered, and modified embedded/Linux/Windows software
System Engineer: Directed engineering teams designing and developing complex systems
Firmware Engineer: Designed embedded software for communications, control, and appliance systems
Embedded Linux: Developed custom router solutions using OpenWrt for multiple platforms
Product Engineer: Designed and implemented product modifications for regulatory compliance
Skills: C, C++, Bash, Python, OpenCV, GNU Octave, Matlab, Qt, OllyDbg, IDEPro, audio and video codecs, mpeg, H.264, libx264, ffmpeg, Linux (Ubuntu, Knoppix, PCLinuxOS, OpenWRT), Embedded Linux, Linux Appliances, Windows, cygwin, virtualbox, OpenWRT, OpenVPN, GCC (c/c++), autotools, subversion, cvs, git, tcpdump, wireshark, MSVC (Developer Studio chain), mingw, msys, 802.11x wireless protocols, simulation (discrete event, signal processing, communications)
CERTIFIED TECH SKILLS (BrainBench / Previsor)
Digital Signal Processing
Eta Kappa Nu
National Association of Patent Practitioners
SAMPLE PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS
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Additional work samples are available by request.
US 10413011 Hardhat Speakers*
US 10373458 Automatic threat detection based on video frame delta information in compressed video streams*
US 10140710 Automatic key frame detection*
US 9978393 System and method for automatically removing noise defects from sound recordings*
US 9842175 Methods and systems for automatic selection of preferred classification and regression trees, with validated ranking
US 9760656 Methods and systems for automatic selection of classification and regression trees having preferred consistency and accuracy
US 9524476 Methods and systems for automatic selection of preferred size classification and regression trees
US 9330127 Methods and systems for automatic selection of classification and regression trees
US 20200005538 Remote Collaboration Methods and Systems*
US 20190392866 Video Summarization and Collaboration Systems and Methods*
US 20190383879 Precision Battery Energy Measuring System*
US 20190377611 Rule Generation and Tasking Resources and Attributes to Objects System and Method*
US20190377012 Precision Current Sensing Using Low Cost Sense Resistance*
US 20190313024 Camera power management by a network hub with artificial intelligence*
US 20190311201 Battery-powered camera with reduced power consumption based on machine learning and object detection*
US 20190275510 Catalytic converter restoration systems and methods*
US 20190164164 Collaborative pattern recognition system*
US 20180307979 Distributed deep learning using a distributed deep neural network*
US 20180137415 Predictive analytic methods and systems
WO/2018/089574 Predictive Analytic Methods and Systems
* Prepared under contract to Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP