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Liquid purification or separation January USPTO class patent listing 01/07

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01/25/2007 > 25 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.

20070017856 - Structural improvement for a water purifier: A structure improvement for a water purifier includes a streamlined main body combined by a pair of the symmetrically arranged half housings each of which has a large opening closed by a lid, a motor unit, a pipeline and a flat rectangular rack disposed inside the main body, a plurality... Agent: Tung-po Lin

20070017857 - Liquid disinfectant system for use with aerobic wastewater treatment plants: An apparatus for treating wastewater with a liquid disinfectant comprising a vessel for wastewater, a pump in the vessel, a discharge conduit connected to the outlet of the pump for discharging water from the vessel, a first valve in the discharge conduit to control flow through the discharge conduit, a... Agent: C. James Bushman

20070017858 - Horizontally traveling water screen: A horizontally traveling water screen for filtering debris from a wide flowing stream. The water screen, which may be realized by a foraminous modular plastic conveyor belt, is formed in an endless loop trained between drive and idle sprockets rotatable on generally vertical shafts. The upstream face of the water... Agent: Laitram, L.L.C. Legal Department

20070017859 - Method and apparatus for a self-cleaning filter: A method and apparatus for removing fine particulate matter from a fluid stream without interrupting the overall process or flow. The flowing fluid inflates and expands the flexible filter, and particulate is deposited on the filter media while clean fluid is permitted to pass through the filter. This filter is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070017860 - Seal ring holder for membrane element and membrane element: A seal ring holder for membrane elements which is capable of attaining an increase in the area of membranes packed per element; and a membrane element using the seal ring holder, are provided. The seal ring holder for membrane elements which is disposed at an end part of a spiral... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070017861 - Carbon nanocomposite membranes and methods for their fabrication: A gas permeable, carbon based, nanocomposite membrane comprises a nanoporous carbon matrix comprising a pyrolyzed polymer, and a plurality of nanoparticles of carbon or an inorganic compound disposed in the matrix. The matrix is prepared by pyrolyzing a polymer, and nanoparticles of the particulate material are disposed in the polymer... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c

20070017862 - Water recycling, high-pressure spray tire wash system: A high-pressure, water recycling, spray tire wash system with an elevated wash rack having water collection trays therebeneath. A number of high-pressure spray heads are spaced along each side of the wash rack for collecting used wash water. There are a plurality of high-pressure sprauy heads arranged along the side... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd

20070017863 - Separation passageway module, separation unit, and separation boat for suspension separation: The present invention discloses a separation passageway module comprising a plurality of inclined plates, at least one suction pipe, and a buoyancy regulator. The inclined plate passageways are comprised by a plurality of inclined parallel plates. The inclined plate passageways have an opening at either the lower end or the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20070017864 - Process and system for converting biomass materials into energy to power marine vessels: The process and system of the invention converts biomass materials into energy to power a large marine vessel without the problematic environmental releases of either liquids to the sea or greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. The biomass is conveyed to an on-board biomass storage facility and converted to synthesis gas... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20070017865 - Method of utilizing recovered magnesium ammonium phosphate and apparatus therefor: A method utilizing inorganic nutrient salts, which are inexpensive and easily usable, for waste water whose aerobic and/or anaerobic biological treatment cannot be established unless inorganic nutrient salts are added, is provided. A method and apparatus are provided for utilizing recovered magnesium ammonium phosphate, characterized by adding the recovered magnesium... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070017866 - Methods of enhancing biodegradation of groundwater contaminants: Systems and methods for co-enhancing contaminant degradation such as LNAPL and DNAPL degradation. Embodiments of the inventive technology may relate to assuring adequate amounts (e.g., concentrations) of certain substances (e.g., nitrogen, electron acceptor, bacteria, microbial substrate) so that degradation of LNAPL and DNAPL is enhanced as intended. Any of the... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.

20070017867 - Submerged attached growth bioreactor: a wastewater treatment system having a submerged attached growth bioreactor connected to an equalization tank and a clear well. The bioreactor has a deep-bed sand filter. the wastewater flow through the filter is in two directions, i.e., down flow (forward flow) and up flow (reverse flow). The hydrostatic pressure created... Agent: Law Offices Of John P. Mcgonagle

20070017868 - Fluidic analysis with hydrophobic and hydrophilic compounds trapping: An analysis system is provided, suitable to analyze fluidic samples. The analysis system includes at least two trapping columns, wherein the first one is adapted for trapping hydrophobic compounds of the fluidic sample and the second one is adapted for trapping hydrophilic compounds of the fluidic sample. The at least... Agent: Perman & Green

20070017869 - Liquid chromatography chip with flexible interface: A liquid chromatography chip may include an analytical column. After an analyte has traveled through an analytical column defined by the chromatography chip, the analyte is routed, either directly or indirectly, to a port defined by the chromatogrpahy chip, instead of to a spray tip on-board the chromatography chip. The... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20070017870 - Multicapillary device for sample preparation: A multicapillary sample preparation device, especially useful for handling biological samples, comprising a plurality of uniform capillary tubes coated with a stationary phase, and arranged in a monolithic element. The multicapillary device is suitable for attachment to a pipette, micropipette, syringe, or other analytical or sample preparation instrument.... Agent: Mcquaide Blasko

20070017871 - Removal of arsenic from water with oxidized metal coated pumice: The current invention is concerned with methods and compositions for the removal of arsenic contamination from water. A method for binding As to oxidized metal coated pumice and method for making the same are disclosed. Water filters comprising oxidized metal coated pumice, such as oxidized iron coated pumice, are also... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20070017872 - Cross-linked polymine and use thereof for the immobilization of acidic or electrophilic compounds present in a solution: The invention relates to a process for immobilizing acidic or electrophilic compounds in a solution. The process is characterized in that it consists in bringing a crosslinked polyimine, which is insoluble in the medium and in which the imino groups are —NH-groups, into contact with said compounds and in then... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20070017873 - System and method for providing filtration in a sun pinion bore: A filtration system for a motorized wheel off-highway vehicle transmission that is proximate a sun pinion bore within the transmission, the system includes a helix shaped element that traverses along a longitudinal axis of the sun pinion bore, a magnet proximate the helix shaped element, and a housing proximate the... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.

20070017874 - Effluent treatment method and apparatus: In a method and apparatus for separating and removing contaminants from an optionally continuously flowing aqueous effluent containing contaminants, effluent containing entrained contaminants is introduced into an enclosed chamber in which the contaminants are formed into a particle floc separable from the aqueous phase and is then advanced to a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20070017875 - Method and device for separation of a fluid, in particular oil, gas and water: A method and a device for separation, in particular oil, gas and water, in connection with the extraction of such a fluid from formations under the surface of the earth or the sea bed. The fluid is transported in a supply pipe or transport pipe (4) to a separator (1)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20070017876 - Microwave-enhanced process to treat marine emulsion wastes: Improved method, apparatus and system for treating bilge water and other marine emulsion wastes comprising water and hydrocarbon, and possibly solids in some cases. Microwave Separation Technology (MST) is used to treat a broad class of emulsion wastes associated with, generated by, or carried at sea on, ships or other... Agent: Jenkens & Gilchrist

20070017877 - Water treatment system, apparatus and method: The invention relates to a water treatment apparatus, method and system for use in the treatment of an open or closed body of water including water in a vessel, pipe, reservoir, river, chamber, lake or similar bodies of water, the water being retained in a water containment means being referenced... Agent: Bio Intellectual Property Services (bio Ips) LLC

20070017878 - System for providing a chemical to a fluid: A system for providing a chemical to a stream of a fluid. The system includes an elongate member with the chemical therein and moveable through the fluid to provide the chemical to the fluid. Optionally, the elongate member may be unwound from a first reel to a second reel through... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20070017879 - Filtration cartridge and process for filtering a slurry: A depth filter design is disclosed which has little if any open void area upstream of the media. Preferably, it also has little if any open void area downstream of the media as well. A preferred embodiment uses layers of stacked, fibrous media with several of the layers being separated... Agent: Mykrolis Corporation

20070017880 - Sieve device: A sieve device (1) for insertion in a shaft (2) comprises a connection for wastewater arriving in a supply device (3, 4), which supply device (3, 4) is connected to a sieve surface of the sieve device (1) for separating material to be separated from the wastewater, and comprises a... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

01/18/2007 > 28 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20070012605 - Self-propelled apparatus for cleaning a water treatment tank: An apparatus for retarding algae growth from the baffle, weir, spillway and clean water channel members of a waste water treatment tank comprised of a guided, motor-driven carriage with a pump mounted on the motorized carriage whose suction utilizes water from the cleaned effluent channel, or alternate source, and directs... Agent: Caroline Vergara Chiang

20070012606 - Storm water catch basin filter comprising an anti-microbial agent: A combination filtration and anti-microbial catch basin filter disposed in a catch basin of a storm water system such that, in addition to removing particulate matter and other contaminants, the concentration of bacteria in storm water that remains resident in the sump of a catch basin after a storm event... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20070012607 - Skimmer guard for a swimming pool: A skimmer for a pool includes a skimmer guard that is installed by friction only, and without the use of separate fasteners. In one embodiment, the skimmer guard includes a perforated portion surrounded by a peripheral lip, the lip being shaped for engagement with a flange formed on a frame... Agent: William H. Eilberg

20070012608 - Storm water runoff treatment system: A hydrodynamic device for removing sediment and other materials from storm water runoff is provided. An exemplary embodiment of this device includes: a first substantially cylindrical chamber a second substantially cylindrical chamber concentrically disposed within the upper portion of the first chamber, a first baffle concentrically disposed within the second... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20070012609 - System and method for dispersing of coal bed sodic water: A method for designing and implementing a system for subsurface drip irrigation dispersal of sodic water from a coal bed seam, the method comprising calculating a land surface area below which the sodic water dispersal system is to be placed, determining a concentration of total dissolved solids contained in the... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20070012610 - Anti-microbial carrier member for storm water systems: A storm water drainage system anti-microbial device disposed in a sump of the storm water system such that the concentration of bacteria in storm water that remains resident in the sump after a storm event is severely reduced or eradicated. The device preferably comprises a floatation means and a plurality... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20070012611 - Water purification filter assembly for use in a refrigerator and refrigerator including the same: A water purification filter assembly used in a refrigerator includes a filter head provided with an inflow conduit connected to a predetermined water source and an outflow conduit discharging purified water; a water purification filter detachably coupled with the filter head; a case housing the filter head and the water... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070012612 - Filter for a spin pack assembly: The invention relates a spinpack filter comprising a porous structure of sintered short metal fibers, having a polygonal cross-section. The invention further relates to an assembly for spinpack filtration and to a method of manufacturing a spinpack filter.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20070012613 - Drum structure for rotary drum filtering apparatus and methods of using same: A drum structure for corrugated type rotary filters has relatively high filtering efficiency and relatively low manufacturing and/or installation costs. More specifically, a corrugated deck section is rigidly connected to a rotary drum structure by means of solid non-apertured divider grids which establish a drain channel. The drain channel is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20070012615 - Information recording/reproduction apparatus having hard disk device incorporated therein: A DVD recorder includes a control portion operating in response to a signal received via a monitor portion from a temperature sensor provided internal to a casing of a hard disk device. If the temperature sensor senses temperature of at least 65° C. the control portion turns on a cooling... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20070012614 - Recording/reproduction apparatus having hard disk device incorporated therein: A DVD recorder includes a control portion operating in response to a signal received from a monitor portion of a hard disk device and indicating how many times writing a data signal is retried. If the current retry count is at least a predetermined number of times the control portion... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20070012616 - Multifunctional filter and process for using the same to treat lipophilic fluid: System and process for treating contaminant-containing lipophilic fluids employing a multifunctional filter are provided by the present invention. The multifunctional filter comprises comprising a removal component that is capable of removing a contaminant from the lipophilic fluid being treated and an addition component that is capable of adding a releasing... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070012617 - Method for producing micro-porous film of thermoplastic resin: A method for producing a microporous thermoplastic resin membrane comprising the steps of extruding a solution obtained by melt-blending a thermoplastic resin and a membrane-forming solvent through a die, cooling an extrudate to form a gel-like molding, removing the membrane-forming solvent from the gel-like molding by a washing solvent, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070012618 - Microporous filter: A laser-based drilling technique provides a microporous filter having very small holes with known diameters and locations. One embodiment of the technique entails using a laser beam with one or more uniform spot sizes to form each hole. The laser beam ablates material depthwise for corresponding known distances into a... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP

20070012620 - Method and apparatus for recovering energy from turbulence created within an aerobic biological reactor: A novel method and apparatus that takes advantage of both the aeration dynamics provided along with the free resulting hydro energy created by the flotation dynamics of the. air bubbles and most importantly recover more energy than is required to operate the aeration basin as a result of the bonus... Agent: Dee Thomas Murphy

20070012619 - Method for purifying coke waste water using a gas-permeable membrane: The invention relates to a method for purifying coke waste water that is charged with nitrogen compounds, cyanides and sulfides. According to the inventive method, the coke waste water passes through a reactor (3) that is integrated into a liquid cycle (2) and that comprises at least one gas-permeable membrane... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.

20070012621 - Method for removing impurities from an impurity-containing fluid stream: A method of removing at least one polar component from a fluid stream. The method comprises providing a fluid stream comprising at least one nonpolar component and at least one polar component. The fluid stream is contacted with a supercritical solvent to remove the at least one polar component. The... Agent: Stephen R. Christian

20070012623 - Method of simultaneous blood collection and separation using a continuous flow centrifuge having a separation channel: A system for automatically collecting and separating whole blood into its components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable set that includes a cassette supporting a centrifuge with an improved design, pump interfaces with an improved... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20070012622 - Packaging of ferric pyrophosphate for dialysis: A stable packaged bicarbonate solution for use in dialysis treatment and for treating anemia, iron deficiency, or reducing the required dose of recombinant erythropoietin to treat anemia includes a bicarbonate solution into which ferric pyrophosphate is dissolved. The amount of ferric pyrophosphate dissolved in the bicarbonate solution is sufficient to... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20070012624 - Porous ptfe materials and articles produced therefrom: Novel porous PTFE membranes are described possessing a unique combination of high strength, low flow resistance, and small pore size. Additionally, unique constructions with superior filtration and venting properties incorporating porous PTFE membranes are described.... Agent: Carol A. Lewis White, Esquire W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20070012625 - Residential reverse osmosis system: A reverse osmosis (RO) system which is capable of producing a permeate flow rate of at least about 25 GPD when the system is operating under a feed pressure of 30 psi.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20070012626 - Automated packing system and method for chromatography columns: A column packing system comprises a control unit provided with software for calculating the breakpoint where a movable adapter comes into contact with a settled bed of bed media. The calculated breakpoint is used by the control unit to determine how much further the movable adapter has to move into... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20070012627 - Narrow i.d. monolithic capillary columns for high efficiency separation and high sensitivity analysis of biomolecules: A method of preparing an ultra-nanoscale-LC monolithic separation medium for use in capillary columns, or channels in microfabricated devices (microchips), and capillaries prepared by the method are disclosed. The application of moderate positive pressure to both ends of the capillary during the monolith polymerization process permits the preparation of monolithic... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20070012628 - System, method and apparatus for end-to-end control of water quality: A method of providing end-to-end water quality control from a water system operator to a point of delivery proximate a consumer, which may be at the point of entry, and/or between the point of entry and point of use, and/or at the point of use. The method includes treating the... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20070012629 - Method and arrangement for separating environmentally harmful substances from a polluted mass: The present invention relates to a process and an apparatus for separating environmentally hazardous substances, such as heavy metals and oil, from a contaminated mass, such as sewage sludge or soil from industrial sites. According to the process, an aqueous metal hydroxide solution comprising Na, K or Ca is added... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070012630 - Amine-aldehyde resins and uses thereof in separation processes: Amine-aldehyde resins are disclosed for removing a wide variety of solids and/or ionic species from the liquids in which they are suspended and/or dissolved. These resins are especially useful as froth flotation depressants, for example in the beneficiation of value materials (e.g., bitumen, coal, or kaolin clay) to remove impurities... Agent: Banner & Witcoff

20070012631 - Methods for controlling ph in water sanitized by chemical or electrolytic chlorination: The invention relates to the control of pH in water where hydroxyl ions are being produced by adding to the water an amount of transition metal salt sufficient to bind with hydroxyl into a slightly soluble or insoluble reaction product, thereby removing sufficient hydroxyl ion from the water to lower... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20070012632 - Synergistic composition and method for inhibiting growth of microorganisms: The present invention provides a composition and method for inhibiting the growth of microorganisms in industrial water systems. Methods employing the composition comprising halogen-based hydantoin or hydantoin-stabilized halogen in combination with peracetic acid demonstrate synergistic control of microbial growth, particularly control of slime deposition.... Agent: Nalco Company

01/11/2007 > 28 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20070007184 - Specialized sensor-assisted dialysis: The invention is a hemodialysis system in which at least one disposable sensor is combined with a dialysis circuit, in combination with an optional transceiver, to provide real-time or near-real-time patient data. Sensors for any or all of blood pressure, conductivity, temperature, oxygenation, sodium levels, calcium levels, phosphorus levels, urea... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20070007185 - Recycling feed apparatus for thinner: The present invention relates to a recycling feed apparatus for thinner which serves for purifying a used thinner recovered from a coating treatment process to control a concentration of impurities in the thinner within an adequate range, and recycling the thinner to the coating treatment process, wherein the concentration of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20070007186 - Oil reconditioning device and associated methods: A device and method for reconditioning oil or vaporizing volatile fluids from oil of internal combustion engines in order to extend the oil service life is provided. Such a device can include a housing having an internal and external surface which defines an enclosed open chamber which can receive heated... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20070007187 - Supply unit for fixing in a fuel tank: The invention relates to a supply unit (3) for fuel, in which a filter (6) and a supply pump (5) are arranged in a common housing (4). The filter element (14) has a support ring (13), tensioned between lateral pieces (11, 12) of the supply unit (3). The support ring... Agent: Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

20070007188 - Systems and methods for organic material conversion and use: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for thermal conversion of sludge into fuel and other products such as char. The systems and methods disclosed herein, among other benefits, convert sludge into fuel without the creation of reaction water and allow for the independent control of mixing and the movement of... Agent: Preston Gates & Ellis Attn: C. Rachal Winger

20070007189 - Oil reconditioning device and associated methods: A device and method for reconditioning oil or vaporizing volatile fluids from oil of internal combustion engines in order to extend the oil service life is disclosed and described. Such a device can include a housing which defines an enclosed open chamber that can receive heated engine oil. A spray... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20070007190 - Filter ease: The present invention is designed to offer an alternative to filters being installed and removed from various machines. The present invention provides for a wrench element placed opposite the base of the filter that would be either a male or female connection and would operate with standard tools. It would... Agent: Galasso & Associates, Lp

20070007191 - Transfer device: A transfer device for transferring fluid includes a rope which rotates around wheels and which, moved by the wheels, comes into contact with the fluid, and a cleaner for removing fluid stuck to the rope, at least a first and a second housing provided with wheels around which the rope... Agent: Young & Thompson

20070007192 - Pool cleaning apparatus: A pool cleaning apparatus is provided that employs a pump and a filtering device. An engine or motor drives the pump. The pump draws water and debris into the pool cleaning apparatus through a wand. The pump moves the water through the filtering device to remove debris. The filtering device... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20070007193 - Body fluid treating device of hollow fiber membrane type: An object of the present invention is to provide a hollow fiber membrane type body fluid treatment device having very high substance removal performance which was not sufficiently achieved in a prior art and allowing the effective prevention of damage to hollow fiber membrane end portion due to impact by... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070007194 - Moving body: In a fuel cell system 20 mounted on a fuel cell vehicle of the invention, water separated by a gas-liquid separator 38 included in a hydrogen supply system and by a gas-liquid separator 48 included in an air supply discharge system 40 is temporarily accumulated in buffer tanks 62a through... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20070007195 - Composite membrane and process: The invention relates to a composite membrane with a separation-active membrane layer and a supporting membrane, a process for the production of the same, and a process for using the same. The composite membrane according to the invention is distinguished by the fact that the separation-active membrane layer comprises a... Agent: M. Paul Qualey, Jr. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, L.lp.

20070007196 - Filter cartridge for fluid for treating surface of electronic device substrate: It is the purpose of the present invention to provide filter cartridges which can suitably be utilized in purifying chemical fluids for treating the surface of an electronic device substrate to be used in the semiconductor industry, particularly fluids containing a basic compound such as ammonia and an ammonium salt,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20070007197 - System and method for synthesizing a polymeric membrane: A method of synthesizing a polymeric membrane is described in which a polymer, for example a polyvinylidene polymer or a terpolymer of ethylene, chlortrifluoroethylene and an acrylic monomer is heated and blended with a solvent. The solvent may be a high boiling latent solvent, for example butyl benzyl phthalate or... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20070007198 - Method and apparatus for producing dried distiller's grain: A waste treatment apparatus for the treatment and processing of wet material is provided. The apparatus comprises an inlet hopper adapted for receipt of the wet material. A pre-conditioning unit is provided having an input and an output end wherein the wet material is received from the inlet hopper at... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Financial Center

20070007199 - Oil reconditioning device and associated methods: A device and method for reconditioning oil or vaporizing volatile fluids from oil of internal combustion engines in order to extend the oil service life is provided. Such a device can include a housing which defines a substantially enclosed open chamber which can receive heated engine oil. An engine oil... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20070007200 - Grass treatment device: A grass treatment device 801 that comprises a first roller 701 configured to contact a grass surface 802, a second roller 805 configured to contact the grass surface 802, a treatment tool 804 capable of treating the grass surface 804. The grass treatment device 801 further comprises adjustment means 303,... Agent: Rosenbaum & Associates

20070007201 - Process reactor with layered packed bed: Packed bed reactors that have a series of alternating layers of packing. A first packing layer has open body packing elements randomly packed in a layer up to about 10 packing elements deep; and a second packing layer has porous support elements of hydrophobic foam. The porous support elements are... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070007202 - Wastewater treatment system and method: A system, method and apparatus for treating wastewater containing biodegradable material wherein a submerged stand alone perforated cylinder reactor pod containing aerobic bacterial growth media and a draft tube with air pressure induced pumping action creates a spray or splash pattern so as to recirculated aerated liquor through the media... Agent: Dowrey Rickards

20070007203 - Method of evaluating the biodegradation of hydrocarbons trapped in a geologic structure: Method of evaluating the biodegradation, through the action of a bacterial population, of hydrocarbons trapped in a geologic structure. The mass of hydrocarbons present in said structure is determined without taking account of the biodegradation, from data relative to the physical and geometrical characteristics of the structure studied. Then the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20070007204 - Extraction method using a static micromixer: A process is described for the extraction of one or more substances from a fluid starting material with an appropriate extraction agent by use of a static micromixer for mixing the starting material with the extraction agent. The static micromixer is provided with disk-shaped components, the disk (1) being provided... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20070007206 - Apparatus for withdrawing permeate using an immersed vertical skein of hollow fibre membranes: A process is described for withdrawing filtered permeate from a non-pressurized substrate in a reservoir through an assembly. The assembly has a plurality of hollow fiber filtering membranes disposed generally vertically between two solid bodies, an enclosure sealed to the upper solid body to define a cavity, a permeate port... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20070007207 - Apparatus for withdrawing permeate using an immersed vertical skein of hollow fibre membranes: A filtration device is provided for withdrawing permeate essentially continuously from a multicomponent aqueous substrate containing growing microorganisms in a reservoir. A vertical skein of fiber is scrubbed with coarse bubbles which emanate from a conversion baffle positioned under the skein. The substrate is aerated with fine bubbles in a... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20070007205 - Backwash: A method of backwashing a membrane filtration module (4), said module (4) including one or more membranes (5) located in a feed-containing vessel (3), the membranes (5) having a permeable wall which is subjected to a filtration operation wherein feed containing contaminant matter is applied to one side of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070007208 - Batch filtration system for preparation of sterile fluid for renal: A method and device for blood treatments that use fluids such as dialysate and replacement fluid for renal replacement therapy. In an embodiment, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by gravity feed, through a microporous sterilization filter from a fluid source to a replacement fluid container. The latter... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20070007209 - Blood purification apparatus for elevating purification efficiency: A blood purification method that purifies blood taken from a body by blood dialysis or by hemodiafiltration includes the step of changing an osmotic pressure of the blood to an increasing condition until a blood volume (BV level) attains a standard blood volume, in a former part of a blood... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20070007210 - Zero brine, zero rinse water process for treatment of contaminated drinking water for removal of arsenic: An ion exchange process for removing arsenic from drinking water is disclosed which uses a mixed ion regenerant and generates minimal levels of waste.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20070007211 - Methods, devices and compounds for dosing corrosion inhibitors cleaners and softening resins to water systems: A series of devices, methods and compounds for dosing corrosion inhibitors and cleaners to closed loop systems, boilers, towel rails, heat exchangers and heat stores. The devices and materials can be designed to allow corrosion inhibitors and cleaners to be built into boilers, radiators, heat stores, and any other similar... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20070007212 - Hydro-thermal energy and fire protection system: The present invention is a geo-thermal energy system comprised of: at least one extraction pump that draws water from a natural water source; at least one heat exchanger, each of which provides an energy source, from which one or more corresponding buildings can extract heat to provide heating, or into... Agent: The Bilicki Law Firm, PC

20070007213 - Water filtration process and apparatus: A water filtration process and apparatus which includes the steps of treating well water with a coagulating agent or flocculant such as aluminum sulfate and/or potassium permanganate and aluminum chlorohydrate and directing the treated effluent water stream containing positively charged coagulated contaminant particles into a series of filter chambers packed... Agent: John M. Harrison

20070007214 - Mixing chamber: A membrane module (5) including a plurality of porous membranes (6) extending in an array and mounted, at least at one end, in a header (8). The header (8) has a number of distribution apertures (11) for distributing a fluid into the module (5) and along a surface or surfaces... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070007215 - Phosphorus removal system and process: A phosphorus removal system is operable to remove phosphorus from an influent. The system includes a first section receiving the influent and discharging a first flow. A first coagulant inlet is positioned upstream of the first section and is in fluid communication with the influent to introduce a first coagulant... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20070007216 - Arrangement and method for maintaining a minimum flow velocity in the coolant return of a machine tool coolant filtration system: An arrangement and method for maintaining a minimum flow velocity in return piping receiving dirty coolant from a plurality of machine tools receiving filtered coolant from a filter apparatus. A bypass line diverts clean coolant into the return piping via a pressure reducing valve set to allow make up flow... Agent: John R. Benefiel

20070007217 - Energy efficient, uv water disinfection systems and methods thereof: A system and a method for disinfecting a fluid includes a vessel with at least one passage having at least an inlet and an outlet and one or more radiation sources. The one or more radiation sources are positioned about at least a portion of a perimeter of the passage... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20070007218 - Fluid treatment elements: Fluid treatment elements substantially inhibit electrical charge imbalances and/or build-ups of electrical charges. A fluid treatment element may comprise a multilayer composite including an electrically conductive fibrous matrix, having an upstream side and a downstream side, disposed on a porous substrate, also having an upstream side and a downstream side,... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20070007219 - Method and device for fundraising: A multi-dimensional fundraising apparatus is provided for use in fundraising activities. The apparatus may include multiple faces and at least one cell on each of the multiple faces. The cells may be formed as interlocking puzzle pieces. Each cell may have a pre-designated donation level. A unique initial cell appearance... Agent: Baker & Daniels

20070007220 - Method of producing particle-dispersed liquid: A method of producing a particle-dispersed liquid, using a channel of micro width having a core flow channel, includes: sending the particle-dispersed liquid containing larger particles to an inner portion of the core flow channel; separating and removing the larger particles from the particle-dispersed liquid; and sending the removed larger... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

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