HinesLab is an independent R&D company, established in 1983 by Steve Hines offering engineering consulting and development of photographic equipment, miniaturized cameras, auto-stereoscopic 3-D displays, and flight-simulator optics.
Steve is an engineering consultant, broad-based inventor and former Sr. Research Physicist with the Kodak Research Laboratories, and holds 30 patents on optical and mechanical inventions. HinesLab offers manufacturing licenses for many of the technologies shown here.
• HinesLab, Inc., Glendale, CA, 1983-present. Broad-based inventor and opto-mechanical engineer, developing photographic equipment, and auto-stereoscopic displays.
• WED Enterprises (Walt Disney Productions, R&D), Glendale, CA, 1980-1983. Project engineer, Research and Development Department. Designed 3-D camera rig used to film "Magic Journeys" and "Captain Eo" for Disneyland and EPCOT Center. Developed interactive imaging display devices, optical projection systems and motion bases for simulator theaters in theme parks.
• Eastman Kodak Co. (Research Laboratories), Rochester, NY, 1969-1980. Senior Research Physicist. Conceived and implemented solutions to basic problems of physics, optics and photography (autofocus techniques, reflective imaging optics, continuous-motion motion-picture camera/projector optics, 3-D imaging techniques, and Moiré pattern research.)
• General Motors, Warren, MI, summer of 1968, Designer, Student Summer Program. Developed, illustrated, modeled and presented a car of the future, including projected map and navigation system and new construction techniques.
• Benson Aircraft Corporation, Raleigh, NC summer of 1967. Research and Development Department. Conceived, engineered, built and tested several in-flight trim control mechanisms for autogyros.
• U. S. Navy, 1960-1963. Machinist (MR-3). Machined metal and plastic parts with lathes, milling machines, etc. Navy travel: San Diego, Florida, Norfolk, New York, Scotland, Ireland, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Bahamas.