In 1978 I invented an invisible screen for the sash windows in the home my new wife, Darlene, and I bought for us and our little boy, Ryan. I used a window shade roller with a spring inside and put a piece of standard window screen on it instead of the shade material. I attached the roller outside at the bottom of the window and attached the screen to the bottom of the lower sash window. Then as the window was raised it pulled the screen up to cover the opening. I thought it was brilliant! I raced to the patent office in downtown Los Angeles (no internet in those days) and did a patent search. I was not surprised to see that the first invisible screen patent was granted in 1865. So much for that idea. I created a company name, INVISCO, but I never built it because of the design difficulty.
In 1995 I created the first webcam software, SnapNSend, and in 1999 I was called by the USPS. I became a solar expert then because Gil Lugo at the United States Postal Service gave me a contract to build off grid solar power systems for USPS construction sites. I later helped John Schaeffer, president and founder of Real Goods Solar, introduce solar power to home buyers in Southern California. I am now a solar power advisor for POWUR.com, a nationwide provider founded by Jonathan Budd in Del Mar, California.
I am also a whole house fan expert after designing them since 2008. I invented the first high power rooftop mounted whole house fan for homes with no attics.
I have been researching the latest health advances – glutathione, red light therapy and plasma therapy are the most interesting.
- Solar power eliminates the cost of power.
Whole house fans
- Whole house fans slash the cost of solar power.