Brian Rulifson

Product Engineer

(650) 248-6878 [mobile]

rulifsonb at asme dot org



MS Engineering (Product Design), Stanford University.  June 2004.

BS Mechanical Engineering with Minor in Design, North Carolina State University.  May 1996.

Recent Projects:

Manual Resuscitator: Multi-year engineering collaboration including design, testing, documentation, and support of successful FDA 510k submission. Currently on the team responsible for transition to manufacturing. Project Team of 5.

iPhone/iPad Skins and Covers: Part design and Design for Manufacturability.  Worked with engineers from the leading iPhone accessories company to convert Industrial Design concepts to product on tight timelines.

CleanTech Spectral Analyzer: Part design, component selection, and integration of a family of products for laboratory and real-time process analysis for Mid- and Near-Infrared spectroscopy for Bio-Fuel process control. Project Team of 9 (distributed among 4 sites).

MedCommunicator: This project encompassed all stages of limited-run design and manufacturing: tooling design; injection molding production; cut-and-sew production; costs, risk, and market assessment.     Granted USPTO Utility Patent 7,261,206.

Professional Experience:

Tektite Collaborative – Product Engineer. Launched and ran a product design and engineering consultancy specializing in the client-collaborative development of new consumer, medical, and industrial products. Led and contributed to multi-disciplinary, multi-firm teams. 2006-Present.

Stanford University – Lecturer and Shop Teaching Assistant. Co-taught “Mechanical Engineering 204: Bicycle Design and Framebuilding” a 7-11 student class on bicycle theory, design, and fabrication. Instructed students on wide array of prototyping and manufacturing processes in support of their new product designs. 2002-2006.

InSound Medical – Senior Mechanical Engineer. Management, design, and engineering of subsystems for the world’s first extended-wear hearing devices and supporting hardware. 2005-2006.

Speck Product Design – Design Intern. Designed products, performed technical analysis, and coordinated specifications and delivery terms with vendors on several projects. Clients included: Apple Computer, Pixim, Cisco Systems. 2004.

Software Proficiency:

SolidWorks, Microsoft Office and Project, Visual Basic and VBA, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and others.