US Patents (19 Design and 6 Utility)

 

Printer or Similar Article

US DES 237,279, Issued Oct 21, 1975

Honeywell Information Systems

Inventors:  George R Daniels, John F Graham

 

Facade for Enclosing Data Processing Apparatus 

US DES 252,875, Issued Sep 11, 1979

Honeywell Information Systems

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Combined Fan Spacer and Wire Guide

US 5,142,442, Issued Aug 25, 1992

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Thomas Hardt

 

Tower System Unit with Angled Drive Bay

US 5,208,722, Issued May 4, 1993

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Dean Ryan, Charles Lewis, Donald Moore, James Babb

 

Intelligent Computer Disk Array

US DES 335,652, Issued May 18, 1993

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Tower System Unity with Angled Drive Bay

US 5,236,259, Issued Aug 17, 1993

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Dean Ryan, Charles Lewis, Donald Moore

 

Disk Drive Status Graphical Display

US 5,305,013, Issued Apr 19, 1994

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Illuminated Display Panel for Indicating Disk Drive Activity

US DES 350,949, Issued Sep 27, 1994

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Personal Computer

US DES 357,902, Issued May 2, 1995

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Personal Computer

US DES 358,371, Issued May 16, 1995

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Personal Computer

US DES 358,581, Issued May 23, 1995

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Personal Computer

US DES 363,465, Issued Oct 24, 1995

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Personal Computer

US DES 359,950, Issued Jul 4, 1995

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Thor Halseth

 

Combined Multimedia Attachment and Speakers for a Computer Monitor

US DES 366,478, Issued Jan 23, 1996

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Thor Halseth, Daniel Vehse

 

Audio System for a Personal Computer

US 5,633,943, Issued May 27, 1997

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels,Thor Halseth, Daniel Vehse

 

Audio System for a Personal Computer

US 5,701,347, Issued Dec 23, 1997

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Thor Halseth, Daniel Vehse

 

Front Panel for an Electronic Appliance Cabinet

US DES 454,881 S, Issued Mar 26, 2002

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Keith Kuehn, Michael Simonian

 

Double Front Panel for a Computer Device

US DES 455,154 S, Issued Apr 2, 2002

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Keith Kuehn, Michael Simonian

 

Front Panel for an Electronic Device

US DES 455,753 S, Issued Apr 16, 2002

Compaq Computer Corp

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Keith Kuehn, Michael Simonian

 

Server Bezel

US DES 485,278, Issued Jan 13, 2004

Hewlett-Packard

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Belgie McClelland, Keith Kuehn

 

Computer Having a Door

US DES 565,574, Issued Apr 1, 2008

Hewlett-Packard

Inventor:  George R Daniels

 

Computer Having a Door

US DES 565,575, Issued Apr 1, 2008

Hewlett-Packard

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Keith Kuehn, Vidal Gonzales, Belgie McClelland

 

Computer Tower Bezel

US DES 600,700, Issued Sep 22, 2009

Hewlett-Packard

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Keith Kuehn, Stefan Pannenbecker, Belgie McClelland

 

Server

US DES 642,581, Issued Aug 2, 2011

Hewlett-Packard

Inventors:  George R Daniels, Belgie McClelland, Jim Ganthier, Michael T Gill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Qualifications

 

IDSA Certified Expert Design Witness

Completed IDSA Expert Witness seminar April 13, 2015

 

Hold 25 US Patents

19 Design Patents

 6 Utility Patents

 

Design Team Awards

2012 Australian Design Award for Digital Rain Design Language

2001 Industrie Forum Design Hanover for Streamlines Design Language

1999 IDEA Gold Award for Hot Plug SCA Hard-Drive Tray

1998 Japanese Good Design Award for Compaq Tower Server design

 

Elected IDSA Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board member beginning May 1, 2015

 

Work Experience and Education (see CV)

Industrial Designer and Professional Photographer

Taught Design at Arizona State University (1987) and guest speaker, juror for University of Houston's Industrial Design Program

 

Honors

Elected to IDSA's Executive Board as Secretary/Treasurer beginning May 1, 2015

Photo Essay on "Man and Nature in Harmony" published in the INNOVATION Magazine, Winter edition, 2015

Keynote Speaker with an HP Attorney at the 2012 US Patent and Trademark Office's Design Day

2012 Australian Design Award for Design Language of HP's Enterprise product line called "Digital Rain

Published Design Research article in 2012 Spring Edition of INNOVATION Magazine on HP's Research approach

Served as Juror for IDSA/Microsoft's 2008 Next-gen PC competition

 

 

George R Daniels CV

 

Expert Design Witness

1002 Augusta Drive, Houston, TX 77057

Cell:  281-974-9763           Email george.daniels@mac.com

 

Executive Profile

Innovative individual who has received numerous Design awards and patents (25) in Industrial Design, and now also recognized as a Photo Journalist.  Expert knowledge in Industrial Design, Human Factors/Design Research, and GUI/User Experience Design.  Over 35 years in Design, as a Corp Executive, Strategic/Tactical Designer and as a Consultant.  Continue to support Design Education by guest lecturing and jurying at Univ of Houston,  Industrial Design department.  Now focused on protecting Design IP integrity with my expertise as an Expert Witness in Design.

Skill Highlights

  • Corporate and consulting Industrial Design
  • Design Research
  • Human Factors/Usability testing
  • Graphic UI
  • User Experience Design
  • Educator (ASU and U of H)
  • Verbal and written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Was a witness in Federal court in NYC as a witness for defendant...was co-inventor from Honeywell with a Scandinavian company on computer furniture
  • Problem Resolution

Core Accomplishments

  • Completed IDSA Expert Witness Seminar April, 2015
  • Elected to IDSA's Board of Directors as their Secretary/Treasurer beginning May 1, 2015 for 2 years
  • Published my first Photo Essay entitled "Man and Nature in Harmony", shot in Singapore Gardens, in the Winter edition of INNOVATION magazine, 2015
  • Member of the 2014 IDSA National Conference Planning Committee
  • Juror of Sr and Jr ID project competitions (Merit Award, etc.) at Univ of Houston ID Dept, and guest lecturer (2003 to present)
  • Corporate ID sponsor for the creation of the first ID program in Texas at the Univ of Houston (2003), not to mention New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana
  • Juror in IDSA/Microsoft 2008 Nest-Gen PC Competition
  • Discussion Panel member, 2000, Annual IDSA Design Conference
  • Vice Chair, South Texas Chapter, IDSA (~1995-1998)
  • Founding member of Compaq's Strategic Industrial Design Council (~ 1999 - 2002)
  • Associate Professor, Industrial Design, Arizona State University, evening Design classes (1987)
  • Co-sponsored the first ID exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum in 1983 with ID Professors from Arizona State University

Professional Experience

Design Navigator, Hewlett-Packard - 2003-2012

  • Directed the Strategic Design of all HP Enterprise hardware products, software User Interface/Screen Design, Human Factors Usability testing and Design Research
  • Directed Product Design Language & Software Interaction Design Framework for HP's Enterprise Management ToolsIndustrial Design Manager

 

Hewlett-Packard - HP Merged with Compaq Computers in May 2003

 

Group Manager, Compaq Computer Corp - 1999-2003

  • Enterprise Design Center, CPQ Computers, Managed 10-person Design Team for 2 of Compaq's 4 Biz units
  • Responsibilities included Image Strategy that supports Biz Strategy and Brand Image. directing Tactical and Strategic Design teams, budgeted resources for group, as well as customer experience

Manager, CPQ Enterprise Computing Group - 1996-1999

  • Developed Design Language for a range of divergent CPQ Enterprise products, software and services 
  • Provided Strategic and Tactical direction to Design teams for over 100 programs each year

Industrial Design Manager, CPQ Computers - 1993-1996

  • Began as 2-person Design Team, following splitting of Centralized Design Studio
  • Managed 2 people, 15-20 Design programs in Servers, Printers, Displays, Speakers, tower and rack-mount products

 

Principal Industrial Designer, CPQ Computers - 1987 - 1993

  • Senior member of centralized ID staff, designing servers, printers, display/speaker combos
  • Worked with 6 different Japanese and 1 Italian printer OEM's, traveling to Asia and Europe

 

Senior Industrial Designer, Honeywell Information Systems - 1984-1987

  • Responsible for the design of all Desktop products (Printers CPU, Monitor, Keyboard, and Mice)

Education

  • BFA Industrial Design, Ohio State University, 1968
  • MBA program, Arizona State University, 1986-1987 (abandoned when asked to teach in their ID Program)

Professional Affiliations and Contributions

  • IDSA Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer, 2015-2017
  • IDSA National Conference Planning Committee, 2014
  • IDSA Patron member for HP/CPQ, Co-chair of Patrons of Design Excellence, 1999-2012
  • Member of the University of Houston, College of Architecture Advisory Board to develop their Industrial Design Program, now a contributing professional (2001-2003)

References

  • Cooper Woodring, former Chair, IDSA, Expert Design Witness for ~20 years
  • George McCain, former Chair, IDSA, Principal at McCain Design
  • Michelle Berryman, former Chair, IDSA, Director of Experience Design Services at THINK Interactive, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Tom Dierking, IDSA, P&G Transformative Platform Technologies
  • Bruce Claxton, former Chair, IDSA, Professor of Design Management, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Ron Kemnitzer, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech Univ
  • Augusto Grillo, Presidente Villa Tosca Management Centre,  Lumen Centre Italia, Milano

 

 

Abbreviated Design Portfolio

 

Examples are primarily from my corporate experience in distilling the Brand mission with business strategy into products and experiences that customers demand and are passionate about (projects include individual, internal staff and Design consultants)