So a piece of junk mail that I got today informed me that I have been granted a patent. And it turns out to be true. It's a little odd/sad that the way I find out is through junk mail, but hey, as long as I do find out.
Read it and weep: (seriously, patents are painfully boring)
Note that the filing date is in 2005, so this is a solid 6+ years in the making. Heck, I haven't even been with the company for 3 years. And I'm a co-inventor; I don't mean for this to sound like it is exclusively my work. It was a good team effort.
The design described in this patent would eventually become the PowerFlexx.