Anthony Amert

Technical Advisor

Education

M.S., Electrical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (2006)

B.S., Electrical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (2004)

Profile

Practice Areas and Industries Served

Anthony Amert assists with drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the manufacturing, packaging, material science, oilfield, electronics, software, and telecommunication industries. Mr. Amert has drafted more than 100 patent applications and has successfully prosecuted more than 400 applications to issuance. Additionally, Mr. Amert manages both incoming and outbound international prosecution.

Experience

After completion of his academic work, Mr. Amert joined an interdisciplinary researched team focused on developing new manufacturing technologies, design modalities, and device testing regimes. Mr. Amert's team successfully developed new methods of packaging electronics, rapid manufacturing and prototyping of devices, microwave frequency materials metrology, direct write printing of electronic circuitry and photovoltaic devices, and development of microwave frequency devices such as antennas for communications applications. As a member of the research team, Mr. Amert was first introduced to intellectual property when some of his discoveries were found to be of commercial value and needed patent protection. This exposure perked his interest in the area and led him to focus his career on intellectual property development and protection.

At Chamberlain, Mr. Amert works with small to medium sized entities as well as large corporations to identify, capture, and leverage their intellectual property to grow their businesses.

Journal Publications

  1. Y. Shi, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “Miniaturization of ultrawideband monocone antennas using dielectric loading,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 432-441, 2016.
  2. M. A. Al-Tarifi, D. E. Anagnostou, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “The puck antenna: a compact design with wideband, high-gain operation,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 1868-1873, 2015.
  3. L. A. Loeb, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “Fabrication, measurement, and application of compressible artificial materials,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 62, no. 12, pp. 6140-6148, 2014.
  4. V. V. Gozhenko, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “Homogenization of periodic metamaterials by field averaging over unit cell boundaries: use and limitations,” New Journal of Physics, vol. 15, no. 4, 043030, 2013.
  5. M. A. Al-Tarifi, D. E. Anagnostou, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “Bandwidth enhancement of the resonant cavity antenna by using two dielectric superstrates,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 61, no. 4, 2013.
  6. R. Shankar, A. Amert, J. J. Kellar, and K. W. Whites, “Silver nano-ink for aerosol-jet (M3D) printed solar electrodes,” Nanomaterials and Energy, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 20-24, 2012.
  7. A. K. Amert, V. V. Gozhenko, and K. W. Whites, “Calculation of effective material parameters by field averaging over lattices with non-negligible unit cell size,” Applied Physics A, vol. 109, no. 4, pp. 1007-1013, 2012.
  8. R. Shankar, L. Groven, A. Amert, K. W. Whites and J. J. Kellar, “Non-aqueous synthesis of silver nanoparticles using tin acetate as a reducing agent for the conductive ink formulation in printed electronics,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 21, pp. 10871-10877, 2011.
  9. D. E. Anagnostou, A. A. Gheethan, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “A direct-write printed antenna on paper-based organic substrate for flexible displays and WLAN applications,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 558-564, 2010.
  10. A. K. Amert, D. Oh, and N.S. Kim, “A simulation and experimental study on packing of nanoinks to attain better conductivity,” J. Appl. Phys., 108, 102806 (2010).
  11. A. K. Amert and K. W. Whites, “Miniaturization of the biconical antenna for ultrawideband applications,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 3728-3735, 2009.

Conference Publications

  1. Y. Shi, L. M. Bhowmik, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “An effective method for fabrication of 3-D dielectric materials using polymer-ceramic composites,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Memphis, TN, pp. 225-226, July 6-11, 2014.
  2. A. K. Amert and K. W. Whites, “Characterization of small specimens using an integrated computational/measurement technique,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Orlando, FL, pp. 706-707, 2013.
  3. Y. Shi, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “A miniaturized ultrawideband monocone antenna by using intelligent dielectric loading,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Orlando, FL, pp. 13-14, 2013. 
  4. M. A. Al-Tarifi, D. E. Anagnostou, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “Two-cavity model for creating two high-directivity bands of the resonant cavity antenna with flexible and dynamic control,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Orlando, FL, pp. 1512-1513, 2013.
  5. R. Shankar, A. Amert, K. W. Whites, and J. J. Kellar, “Printing optimization and thermal sintering study of silver nano-ink for inkjet printing of solar electrodes using an industrial printhead,” Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Nanotechnology Material and Devices Conference, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, pp. 15-20, Oct. 16-19, 2012.
  6. Y. Shi, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “Can ultrawideband antennas be miniaturized effectively by dielectric loading?,” IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 502-505, Sept. 2-7, 2012.
  7. M. A. Al-Tarifi, A. K. Amert, D. E. Anagnostou, and K. W. Whites, “Application of a dielectric puck for a high gain-bandwidth resonant cavity antenna,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Chicago, IL, p. 157.5, July 8-14, 2012.
  8. M. A. Al-Tarifi, D. E. Anagnostou, A. K. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “Bandwidth enhancement of the cavity resonance antenna using multiple dielectric superstrate layers,” IEEE IMS Int. Symp., Baltimore, MD, June 2011.
  9. K. W. Whites, T. Amert, L. Groven, and B. Glover, “Low loss, high index of refraction metamaterials based on multiple enhancement mechanisms,” International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Sydney, Australia, pp. 569-572, Sept. 20-24, 2010.
  10. A. K. Amert, B. B. Glover, and K. W. Whites, “A large index of refraction artificial material composed of dumbbell particles,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Toronto, Canada, p. 203.3, July 11-17, 2010.
  11. K. W. Whites, T. Amert, and B. B. Glover, “Tapered resistive film characterization,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Charleston, SC, p. 202.1, June 1-5, 2009.
  12. K. W. Whites, T. Amert, K. Kirschenmann, and S. M. Woessner, “Monolithic fabrication of multi-material artificial electromagnetic surfaces and devices (invited paper),” Proceedings of Metamaterials 2007, Rome, Italy, pp. 66-69, Oct. 22-26, 2007.
  13. K. W. Whites, T. Amert, S. M. Woessner, N.-S. Kim, S. Decker, and J. Kellar, “Direct-write printing of multilayered appliqué antennas on high impedance surfaces,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Honolulu, HI, pp. 2765-2768, June 10-15, 2007.
  14. K. W. Whites, T. Amert, and K. Kirschenmann, “Microwave frequency antennas printed on flexible substrates,” Proceedings of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) Symposium, Austin, TX, pp. 88-93, Oct. 22-27, 2006.
  15. K. Kirschenmann, T. Amert, and K. W. Whites, “Microstrip fixture for testing thin magnetic films,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Albuquerque, NM, vol. 4, pp. 3195-3198, July 9-14, 2006.
  16. K. W. Whites, T. Amert, N.-S. Kim, K. Han, J. Kellar, and S. Decker, “Appliqué antennas printed by low temperature direct write processing using a new highly conductive ink,” Dig. USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, p. 414, July 9-14, 2006.
  17. T. Amert, B. Glover, and K. W. Whites, “Using anisotropic high impedance surfaces for tuning antenna performance,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Albuquerque, NM, vol. 1, pp. 357-360, 2006.
  18. K. W. Whites, T. Amert, and B. Glover, “Fabrication of textured electromagnetic surfaces using the M3DTM process (invited paper),” Proceedings of Joint 9TH International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA '05) and 11TH European Electromagnetic Structures Conference (EESC '05), Torino, Italy, pp. 105-108, Sept. 12-16, 2005.
  19. T. Amert, B. Glover, and K. W. Whites, “Characterization of high impedance surfaces using magnitude measurements,” IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Washington, DC, vol. 1B, pp. 640-643, July 3-8, 2005.
  20. K. W. Whites, T. Amert, K. Han, J. Kellar, and J. Sears, “Construction of antennas and textured surfaces using the M3D process,” Dig. USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Washington, DC, p. 3, July 3-8, 2005.
  21. T. Amert, J. Wolf, L. Albers, D. Palecek, S. Thompson, B. Askildsen, and K. W. Whites, “Economical resistive tapering of bowtie antennas,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Monterey, CA, pp. 1772-1775, June 20-25, 2004.
  22. K. W. Whites, B. Glover, and T. Amert, “Easily designed and constructed high impedance surfaces,” Proc. IEEE Antennas and Propagat. Soc. Int. Symp., Columbus, OH, vol. 2, pp. 407-410, June 22-27, 2003.

Patents

  1. K. W. Whites, A. K. Amert, and B. B. Glover, “Method of rapid prototyping a microwave device,” U.S. Patent No. 8,196,297, June 12, 2012.