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  • "New Alpine Ski Binding Responding to ACL Strain";   Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy  (peer-reviewed abstract), August, 2007  ((peer-reviewed abstract presented by Rick Howell as President and 100% shareholder, KneeBinding, Inc. at ISSS Aviemore, Scotland, May 2007)).

  • "Comparison of Femoral and Tibial Torsion in Ski Bindings";   Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy  (peer-reviewed abstract), August, 2007  ((peer-reviewed abstract presented by Rick Howell as President and 100% shareholder of KneeBinding, Inc. at ISSS Aviemore, Scotland, May 2007)).

  • Business Plan, KneeBinding, Inc., text & financials (except inventory lag-schedule & balance sheets), 2005 (personally), '06, '07 (as President and 100% shareholder, KneeBinding, Inc.) -- purportedly raised $1.5M of financing on Nov 1, 2007 (litigation-in-progress) though additional litigation asserting that the purported-investor fraudulently-induced an exchange of stock will be filed before the statute of limitations on fraud expires.

  • Website text (all, from 2005 up to end of January 2008) and directed website layout, KneeBinding.

  • CAD and engineering drawings (all, from 2003 through Sept 15, 2008; except mold-drawings), KneeBinding;  directed CAD designers.

  • "Femur Torque, Binding Behavior & ACL strain";   Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy  (peer-reviewed abstract), August, 2005  ((peer-reviewed abstract presented by Rick Howell, personally, at ISSS Nagano, Japan, 2005)).

  • "Effect of Ski Binding Parameters on Knee Biomechanics";  Prof. N. St. Onge, PhD, Yan Chevalier, Prof. N. Hagemeister, PhD, M. van de Putte, Prof. J. Deguise, PhD,  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise,  p1218-1225, June, 2004  (research initiator & grant writer as an employee of Karhu Canada — not author of paper).  ((Peer-reviewed abstracts presented at ISSS Pontresina, Switzerland, 2003 by Yan Chevalier and Prof. Nicola Hagemeister of University of Montreal -- winning 'Highest Honors' at ISSS-Pontresina)).

  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) grant (Canadian Federal Government), performed at Center Hospital University of Montreal in conjunction with University of Montreal (successfully awarded $750k grant),  Research initiator & grant writer within Karhu-Canada, 2001  — not performer of research, not author of paper  (outcome of grant is the paper in  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise,  noted above).

  • U.S. Utility Patent  7,887,084  (Alpine Ski Binding Heel Unit), published by USPTO (U.S. Patent Office), February 15, 2011 (original filing on Feb 18, 2003).

  • U.S. Utility Patent  7,318,598  (Alpine Ski Binding Heel Unit), published by USPTO (U.S. Patent Office), January 15, 2008 (original filing on Feb 18, 2003).

  • U.S. Design Patent  415,768  (holder for flat screen monitors), published by USPTO (U.S. Patent Office), October 26, 1999 (filed April 10, 1996).

  • U.S. Utility Patent  5,351,927  (Reader’s Window overhead book holder), published by USPTO (U.S. Patent Office), October 4, 1994 (filed Dec 7, 1992).

  • U.S. Design Patent  385,717  (desk top book holder), published by USPTO, November 4, 1997 (filed March 20, 1996).

  • U.S. Utility Patent  5,259,128  (Tubbs Katahdin, Sierra, Yukon snowshoes;  Tubbs TD-91 bindings), published by USPTO  (U.S. Patent Office), November 9, 1993 (filed, Feb 1, 1991).

  • U.S. Utility Patent  4,803,894  (CycleBinding clipless pedals & shoes), published by USPTO (U.S. Patent Office), February 14, 1989 (filed Dec 16, 1986).

  • U.S. Utility Patent  4,640,151  (CycleBinding clipless pedals & shoes), published by USPTO (U.S. Patent Office), February 3, 1987 (filed Feb 27, 1984).

  • European Patent 0 601 510 B1 (Reader's Window book holder), published by European Patent Convention, July 30, 1997 (filed Dec 6, 1993).

  • (Numerous related foreign patents), published by various foreign governments, by WPO under the International Patent Cooperation Treaty.

  • Margin Analysis, Reader's Window, 1993-97.

  • Retail point-of-sale collateral material (strategy & copy), Reader’s Window, 1993–97.

  • Consumer advertising (strategy, headlines & copy), Reader’s Window, 1993–97.

  • Website text author and directed e-commerce portal (strategy & copy), Reader’s Window, 1993–98 (one of the 1st websites in Vermont ! ).

  • Consumer Instructions and packaging-copy, Reader's Window 1993-98.

  • Business Plan, text and financials – raised financing, Reader’s Window, 1992.

  • Engineering drawings (all, except mold drawings), Reader's Window, 1992-'93.

  • Margin Analysis, Tubbs, 1980, 81.

  • Trade advertising (strategy, headline & co-copy), Tubbs, 1991.

  • Retail point-of-sale collateral material (strategy & co-copy), Tubbs, 1991.

  • Engineering drawings, Tubbs TD-91 bindings, snowshoes (all, except molds).

  • New England Trade Assistance Adjustment Center (NETAAC) grant,  U.S. Dept of Commerce,  principle author / grant-writer;   also the sole independent contractor that performed the work for Tubbs snowshoe company;  $300k, 1989 - 1991 (development work for Tubbs' 1st high-tech snowshoes and TD-91 bindings).

  • Margin Analysis, CycleBinding, 1985-88.

  • Retail point-of-sale collateral material (strategy & copy), CycleBinding, 1985–88.

  • Consumer instructions (strategy & copy, together with product liability lawyers), CycleBinding, 1985.

  • Consumer advertising (strategy, headlines & copy), CycleBinding, 1985–88.

  • Business Plan, text and financial support schedules -- raised financing, CycleBinding, 1985.

  • Engineering drawings (all, except shoe soles and mold drawings), CycleBinding, 1982-87.

  • Margin Analysis, Geze (principally authored by Tim Jamieson), 1981-85.

  • Strategic Marketing Plan, Geze USA, 1982–85.

  • Consumer advertising (strategy, headlines & copy), Geze, 82–85.

  • Consumer advertising (copy-edits, collaborative photography-direction), Geze, 1979–81.

  • Trade advertising (strategy, headlines & copy), Geze, 1981–85.

  • Operations Manual (strategy, copy, photography), Geze, 1978–85.

  • Dealer Indemnification program (co-copy with product liability lawyers), Geze, 1981–85.

  • Consumer Instructions (strategy & copy, together with product liability lawyers), Geze, 1978–85.

  • Retailer Sales Training Clinic (strategy & copy), Geze, 1981–86.

  • Retailer Qualification Clinic (strategy & copy), Geze, 1978–85.

  • Retail point-of-sale collateral material (copy, photography-direction), 1978, 79, 80; (strategy & copy), Geze, 81-85.

  • Ski Binding Performance Report,  SKI  magazine, page 124, December, 1978.

  • "Ski Binding Release Specification", International Association Skiing (IAS), Munich, co-author (principally authored by Wolfhart Hauser, MD), 1978 (largely adopted by the DIN to later become standard 7881, Berlin, 1979;  which was largely adopted later by International Standards Organization to become standard ISO-8061).

  • "Segmented Consumer Purchasing Behavior of Branded Saran Wraps", Business Thesis, New England College, 1977.

  • "Laboratory Method Corresponding to On-Slope Retention of Ski Bindings",  subcommittee report to ASTM Skiing Safety Committee, co-authored together with Claude Gantet of Salomon SA, 1976.

  • "How Ski Bindings Effect Ski Vibration", including all engineering drawings, co-authored by Jeff Findeisen, Senior Engineering thesis performed at Charles Stark Draper Labs, Cambridge, MA at the invitation of MIT Professor Larry Young;  on-slope component of study performed at Pat's Peak ski area, Henniker, NH, together with Jeff Findeisen and Carl Sack, 1975-77.

  • "Bibliography of Ski Injury Research",  ASTM Skiing Safety Subcommittee Report,  1974-77, 81.

  • (All of above authored and 'team-managed' by Rick Howell, except as noted.  Special emphasis must be given to the fact that most of the graphics in the elements noted above were performed by Michael and Giovanna Jager, with the marketing / branding-direction for these elements being managed by Rick Howell;  and many of the products developed were in conjunction with Class-A machinists Tom Drake & Ernie Lauder of Midtown Machine & Tool of Colchester, Vermont).

In the Press.