I just got an e-mail from a patent attorney I am working with that informed me that we have made it past the preliminary stages of getting a patent on a device I invented for mountain climbers to help prevent or minimize the development of high altitude pulmonary edema. I'm ecstatic.....I can't believe it. Once the patent goes through I'll be able to start doing the testing on the device to see if really works at altitude; it's only worked on paper and does what it should at my altitude (about 600 ft ASL). Woo-hoo!!!!!!