Patents Filed (the list is merely exemplary)

• Surgical Stapling and Cutting Device with Dual Actuating Control Knob, U.S. Patent No. 7,419,080

• Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimized Power Supply and Drive, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 20070270790

• Force Switch, U.S. Patent No. 7,479,608

• Lumen Repair Device with Capture Structure, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2007/0135889

• Multi-Lumen Intravenous Extension and Method for Conveying Medicinal Fluids, U.S. Patent No. 6780167

• Low-Power Fast Infrared Gas Sensor, Hand Held Gas Leak Detector, and Gas Monitor Utilizing Absorptive-Photo-Acoustic Detection, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2008/0277586

• Methods for Operating a Selective Stiffening Catheter, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2006/0211979

• Capture Device for Stent Graft Delivery, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2006/0188408

• End Effector for Surgical Instrument …, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2006/0184198

• Illuminating Balloon Catheter and Method for Using the Catheter, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2006/0167439

• Method for Rigid Body Discovery and Peer-to-peer Ranging in a Scatternet and Communications Node, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2005/0007963

• Water Purification Apparatus and Method for Purifying Water, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2004/0003990

• Distributed MAC Protocol Facilitating Collaborative Ranging in Communications Networks, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2004/0246903

• Method and Device for Distributing Communication Signals, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2004/0208152

• Optically-based Location System and Method for Determining a Location at a Structure, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2002/0089722

• Interference-robust Coded-modulation Scheme for Optical Communications and Method for Modulating Illumination for Optical Communications, U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2002/0071161