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Malibu Man Issued 66th and 67th Patents

A Malibu scientist in the field of laser technology is in rare group with his latest patents.

Dr. David M. Pepper recently was issued his 66th and 67th patents in the field of laser technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Malibu resident is in a rare group, in the 99th percentile amongst all inventors in the history of the USPTO.

Pepper was a laser physicist and research scientist at HRL Laboratories for 31-years and currently serves as a technical consultant. He also was an adjunct professor at .

His patents are primarily focused in various fields of laser technology, including laser communication, laser-induced inspection of materials and optical fiber technology. 

Patents No. 8,228,582, the “Optical retro-reflective apparatus with modulation capability” and No. 8,229,304 the “Phase control of a fiber optic bundle” were issued on the same day.

Max July 29, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Just to clarify my career history, I was, indeed, a laser physicist and research scientist at HRL Laboratories for 31 years. Currently, I have my own consulting firm, Malibu Scientific (see www.malibuscientific.com). I wish thank the Malibu Patch, and, specifically, its editor, Ms. Jessica E. Davis, for sharing my accomplishments with the community. Sincerely, David M. Pepper, PhD.
Terence Davis July 29, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Bravo! You are obviously a bright light. (no pun intended)
Bob Perkins DDS July 29, 2012 at 07:16 PM
David- It's guys like you who make us other humans look so dumb. Great work! What an outlier!
Susan Burger July 29, 2012 at 08:07 PM
You are a major asset to our community!
Burt Ross July 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM
David, You are to be congratulated. I was never in the 99 percentile in anything, and here you are in the 99 percentile in a field I don't know 1 percent about. And to have a dog who is an astronomer. Well done!
Max July 30, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Professor Shlomo Hercules and I are very touched and humbled by all your wonderful comments. The good professor and astronomer is our dear "Canis Major." Incidentally, I have heard rumors that the obscured image of the Sun in the photo was a result of Shlomo's cute snout blocking out some of the light. Our little doggie takes issue with this accusation, for, he never pokes his nose into anything of scientific merit! Thanks again for your kind remarks! David.

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