Management

Derek Deville

Vice President of R&D

As Vice President of Research and Development for Syntheon, Derek has led the design of many successful projects that have developed market products generating hundreds of millions in sales for companies like Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic.

Before joining Syntheon in 2004 Derek worked for five years with Environmental Aeroscience Corp (eAc) directing projects for the likes of DARPA and the USAF. He led the development and testing of the hybrid propulsion system for the Scaled Composites Space Ship One.

Derek designed and built the propulsion system for the Civilian Space Exploration Teams’ GoFast launch vehicle. The motor contained over 450 pounds of solid propellant and is the largest civilian solid rocket motor ever made. The flight in May of 2004 reached an altitude of 72 miles making it the first non-government sponsored vehicle to ever reach space, beating Space Ship One by a few weeks.  http://ddeville.com/rockets.htm

Previously Derek directed operations at Miami Fire Equipment designing clean agent fire suppression systems as a state certified fire suppression contractor.

Miami native Derek Deville graduated from Westminster Christian School before attending Purdue University in Lafayette Indiana where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

 

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9,913,716

 

Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same

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9,901,340

 

Active braking electrical surgical instrument and method for braking such an instrument

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9,872,696

 

Battery-powered hand-held ultrasonic surgical cautery cutting device

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9,861,382

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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9,855,038

 

Surgical stapling and cutting device

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9,848,872

 

Surgical stapling and cutting device

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9,827,093

 

Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same

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9,814,611

 

Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same

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9,814,372

 

Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, locking insertion device and method for operating the insertion device

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9,782,180

 

Method of maintaining constant movement of a cutting blade of an ultrasonic waveguide

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9,757,127

 

Electrical surgical instrument with optimal tissue compression

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9,713,473

 

Active braking electrical surgical instrument and method for braking such an instrument

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9,707,376

 

Torque-transmitting, locking instrument holder and method for operating the instrument holder

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9,700,306

 

Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable compression

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9,687,234

 

Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive

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9,681,873

 

Electrical surgical stapling instrument with tissue compressive force control

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9,675,348

 

Electrical surgical instrument with knife return

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9,662,116

 

Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part

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9,622,744

 

Electrical surgical instrument with one-handed operation

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9,566,178

 

Actively controllable stent, stent graft, heart valve and method of controlling same

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9,554,803

 

Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release

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9,532,829

 

Cordless medical cauterization and cutting device

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9,474,525

 

Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable compression

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9,439,651

 

Methods for cryptographic identification of interchangeable parts for surgical instruments

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9,314,261

 

Battery-powered hand-held ultrasonic surgical cautery cutting device

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9,295,511

 

Methods for operating a selective stiffening catheter

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9,248,205

 

Surgical sterilizer with integrated battery charging device

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9,247,953

 

Medical ultrasonic cauterization and cutting device and method

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9,155,451

 

Variably flexible insertion device and method for variably flexing an insertion device

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9,107,690

 

Battery-powered hand-held ultrasonic surgical cautery cutting device

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9,084,625

 

Battery assembly for battery-powered surgical instruments

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9,050,098

 

Cordless medical cauterization and cutting device

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9,017,355

 

Battery-powered hand-held ultrasonic surgical cautery cutting device

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8,992,555

 

Method of assembling a cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,932,860

 

Retrons for gene targeting

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8,920,435

 

Method for operating a surgial stapling and cutting device

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8,844,791

 

Electrical surgical instrument with optimal tissue compression

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8,827,138

 

Method for operating an electrical surgical instrument with optimal tissue compression

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8,803,475

 

Surgical sterilizer with integrated battery charging device

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8,758,342

 

Cordless power-assisted medical cauterization and cutting device

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8,742,269

 

Two-stage switch for surgical device

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8,708,894

 

Method for variably flexing and steering an insertion device

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8,696,639

 

Variably flexible insertion device and method for variably flexing an insertion device

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8,695,865

 

Surgical stapling and cutting device

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8,679,156

 

Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable compression

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8,679,154

 

Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable compression

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8,672,951

 

Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release

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D700,967

 

Handle for portable surgical device

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D700,966

 

Portable surgical device

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D700,699

 

Handle for portable surgical device


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8,663,262

 

Battery assembly for battery-powered surgical instruments

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8,627,995

 

Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part

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8,627,993

 

Active braking electrical surgical instrument and method for braking such an instrument

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8,579,176

 

Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device

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8,573,462

 

Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive

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8,573,459

 

Optimal tissue compression electrical surgical instrument

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8,556,804

 

Torque-transmitting, variably flexible insertion device and method for transmitting torque and variably flexing an insertion device

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D691,265

 

Control assembly for portable surgical device

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8,502,091

 

Two-Stage Switch for Surgical Device

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8,497,437

 

Method of switching a surgical device

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8,497,436

 

Two-stage switch for surgical device

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8,491,581

 

Method for powering a surgical instrument

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8,491,520

 

Method for operating a selective stiffening catheter

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8,487,199

 

Method of switching a surgical device

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8,444,662

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,439,939

 

Method of powering a surgical instrument

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8,435,257

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device and method

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Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device and method

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8,419,758

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,419,757

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,418,349

 

Method of assembling a cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,403,950

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,403,949

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,403,948

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,377,085

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,377,059

 

Cordless medical cauterization and cutting device

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Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,372,099

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,344,691

 

Inductive battery charging device for use with a surgical sterilizer

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8,344,690

 

Method for battery surgical sterilization while charging

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8,338,726

 

Two-stage switch for cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,337,424

 

Device for guiding or exchanging medical implements and medical exchange wire system

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8,334,468

 

Method of switching a cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,333,779

 

Method of maintaining constant movement of a cutting blade of an ultrasonic waveguide

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8,333,778

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,328,802

 

Cordless medical cauterization and cutting device

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8,298,137

 

Method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device

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8,292,802

 

Method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device

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8,292,157

 

Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive

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8,286,846

 

Method for operating an electrical surgical instrument with optimal tissue compression

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8,278,873

 

Surgical sterilizer with integrated battery charging device

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8,258,745

 

Surgical sterilizer with integrated battery charging device

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8,245,898

 

Surgical stapling and cutting device

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8,236,020

 

Cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,197,502

 

Method of maintaining constant movement of a cutting blade on an ultrasonic waveguide

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8,092,374

 

Variably flexible insertion device and method for variably flexing an insertion device

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8,083,713

 

Catheter with controllable stiffness and method for operating a selective stiffening catheter

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8,061,014

 

Method of assembling a cordless hand-held ultrasonic cautery cutting device

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8,038,046

 

Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive

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8,034,077

 

Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob


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8,028,885

 

Electric surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive

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7,988,621

 

Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, corrugated insertion device and method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device

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7,959,162

 

Releasing instrument holder and method of operating the instrument holder

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7,959,050

 

Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release

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7,914,445

 

Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, corrugated insertion device and method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device

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7,861,906

 

Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components

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7,810,693

 

Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector

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7,771,411

 

Methods for operating a selective stiffening catheter

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7,559,916

 

Catheter with controllable stiffness and method for operating a selective stiffening catheter

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7,419,080

 

Surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob

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7,404,508

 

Surgical stapling and cutting device

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6,912,839

 

Ignition systems for hybrid and solid rocket motors