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Liquid purification or separation March list of published pending patents 03/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/29/2007 > 26 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070068855 - Liquid visual display: A display provides indicates the remaining useful life of a filter element by providing a visible level of fluid in the display corresponding to the remaining useful life. The fluid level is adjusted by a valve responsive to a pressure differential across the filter element. An increasing pressure differential produces... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP
20070068856 - Wastewater treatment apparatus: An apparatus provides for treatment of primary effluent from residential and commercial establishments to allow subsurface or surface disposal of wastewater.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20070068857 - Aquarium cleaning device: A combination aquarium and cleaning apparatus for separating sediment from an aquarium tank, the tank having at least one sidewall supported by a bottom and adapted for holding water, aggregate and sediment intermixed within. The cleaning apparatus including a pump connected to a submersed separator unit by a flexible conduit... Agent: Chase Law Firm L.c
20070068858 - Aquarium cleaning device: A combination aquarium and cleaning apparatus for separating sediment from an aquarium tank, the tank having at least one sidewall supported by a bottom and adapted for holding water, aggregate and sediment intermixed within. The cleaning apparatus including a pump connected to a submersed separator unit by a flexible conduit... Agent: Chase Law Firm L.c
20070068859 - Method and system for building up land in a water-covered or water-surrounded area and land body formed by use of same: An article of manufacture produced by a process comprising the steps of: erecting a sediment-containment structure comprising a plurality of floating boom segments; and introducing sediment into the shape formed by the sediment-containment structure. A system for building up sediment in a water-covered area comprises: a plurality of floating boom... Agent: Didriksen Law Firm
20070068860 - Method and device for removal of gases from water: A method and device are provided for reducing the oxygen content of seawater, where the seawater is introduced into the upper part (14) of a downcomer (12), particularly for treatment of ballast water in a ballast tank (4) of a ship (1). A seawater intake pipe (6) runs from the... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070068861 - Flash chromatography cartridge: A low pressure liquid chromatographic cartridge is provided having a tubular polymer container adapted to receive a chromatographic packing material. The container has an outlet port located at a downstream end of the container and container threads formed on an upstream end of the container. A polymer cap having cap... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20070068862 - Device for focusing a magnetic field to treat fluids in conduits: Three magnet casings are adjustably and removably attached to one another such that the device may snuggly fit about fluid conduits of differing diameters. An outer casing wall of ferrous content stainless steel confines the magnetic field. An inner magnet holder frame attached to the outer casing wall holds a... Agent: Donald W. Meeker Patent Agent
20070068863 - Apparatus for filtering impurities of and increasing the content of negative ions in drinking water: The invention is an apparatus for filtering chemical, mineral and biological impurities from and increasing the content of negative ions in drinking water. It consists of an Outer and Inner cup body, with space between the Inner and Outer cup body for the function of the Passing holes mechanism. The... Agent: Glenn R. Willey
20070068864 - Fold protection for spiral wound filter element: A method for preventing osmotic blistering and other defects in the region of a flex line in a spirally-wound sheet filtration element includes applying an effective glue coating as a sealant to the feedstream side of a sheet in regions where a potential for blistering or layer damage exists, such... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070068866 - Internal die filters with multiple passageways which are fluidically in parallel: An internal filter includes a lower substrate and an upper substrate. Fluid passages are formed by etching grooves into the surface(s) of the upper and/or lower substrates and/or in one or more intermediate layers. The filter pores extending between the fluid passages are formed by etching second grooves that fluidly... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070068865 - Manufacture of a microsieve, and apparatus comprising a microsieve: A filtering apparatus includes a microsieve with a membrane. The microsieve is coupled between a supply and drain channel. The membrane contains pores between the upstream surface and the downstream surface, as well as a spatial pattern of height variations in the upstream surface of the membrane, so that in... Agent: Courtney N. Lapekes Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett
20070068867 - Device for continuously filtering material mixtures: The invention relates to a device which is used to continuously filter material mixtures, in particular for separating impurities from plastic melts. The device includes a hollow cylindrically-shaped filter element (2) which is arranged inside a housing (1), an annular chamber (22) which is defined from the outside of the... Agent: Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco
20070068868 - Filter housing: The invention relates to a filter housing comprising: an extruded tube with at least one expanded end; and a bush arranged in the expanded end. The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing the above stated filter housing, which method comprises the steps of: providing an extruded tube, heating... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20070068869 - Waste water treatment method and waste water treatment apparatus: A waster water treatment apparatus has micro-nano bubbles generation tanks, mixing tanks, a submerged membrane tank, a contact oxidation tank, and an activated charcoal adsorption device. In the micro-nano bubbles generation tanks, micro-nano bubbles are added to the waste water. In the mixing tanks, the waste water containing micro-nano bubbles... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070068870 - Separation: The invention refers to method for selectively binding and separating at least one component from whole blood or a body fluid, whereby the blood or body fluid is allowed to pass through a rigid integral separation matrix without being excluded therefrom. The matrix has a porous structure with a pore... Agent: Attention Of Dennis R. Daley Merchant & Gould P.C.
20070068871 - Low water recovery rate desalination system and method: A low water recovery rate desalination system and method. This system and method enables the purification of water in a more environmentally sustainable manner than conventional systems. The environmental benefit of this invention is derived from its ability to desalinate water and produce a brine byproduct that is less concentrated... Agent: West & Associates, A PC
20070068872 - Nano-flow liquid chromatographic apparatus having robust capillary tubing: A chemical processing apparatus includes a separation column, a pump unit configured to support nano-flow processing, at least one fluid transport tube for transporting the fluid between the pump unit and the separation column, and a connector disposed adjacent to an inlet or outlet end of the at least one... Agent: Waters Investments Limited C/o Waters Corporation
20070068873 - Novel valve and process for interrupted continuous flow chromatography: A unique valve assembly for simulated bed moving chromatography employs a combination of pressure compatible sealable materials that permit minimal frictional interaction between moving parts, ensures alignment of parts, and provides a method for conducting SMB countercurrent chromatography on a small scale, in which purity and separation efficiency are enhanced.... Agent: Kent Barta
20070068874 - Water pollution prevention and remediation apparatus: A fluid pollution prevention system for preventing the discharge of hazardous waste from a bilge of a marine vessel, and removal of the same from the bilge. The system includes an absorber for absorbing hazardous waste from a fluid in the bilge. The system further includes a locator for locating... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20070068875 - Combining waterborne bionutrients with scale particles and use of a waterborne particle remover to remove the combined particles from the water: An automatic, self-regulating method of water treatment for use in water circulating towers in which water is evaporated, and make up water is added, with components which synergistically function to cut chemical, energy, water, corrosion, pollution, and maintenance costs, by passing the water through a Water Conditioning unit to prevent... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20070068876 - Sludge treatment method and sludge treatment apparatus: A sludge treatment method allowing an improvement in a phosphorus recovery rate and sludge volume reduction by efficiently eluting phosphorus in the sludge. The sludge treatment method includes: a step of foaming a sludge-containing liquid by blowing an ozone-containing gas into the sludge-containing liquid; and a step of eluting phosphorus... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070068877 - Treatment method of waste liquid and treatment apparatus: It is an object of the present invention, in performing cooling treatment of a waste liquid, to provide a mechanism which safely treats the waste liquid by cooling, without increasing cost and without providing large equipment. A treatment method of a waste liquid is proposed, in which a chemical liquid... Agent: Cook, Alex, Mcfarron, Manzo, Cummings & Mehler, Ltd.
20070068878 - Stormwater treatment apparatus and method: A liquid purification and separation apparatus for separation of pollutants in stormwater runoff is disclosed. This apparatus utilizes gravitational separation and tortuosity, resulting from a plurality of baffles both perpendicular to and oblique to the primary water flow direction, to trap substances less-dense and more-dense than water. The apparatus features... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070068879 - Dual-train wastewater reclamation and treatment system: A wastewater treatment system for use on marine vessels or land-based applications where wastewater is separated into two separate sources as graywater and raw sewage (blackwater). For blackwater, the treatment system incorporates five general phases (or zones): (1) screening, (2) clarifying, (3) filtering, (4) advanced oxidation, and (5) sludge reducing.... Agent: Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.
20070068880 - Portable purifier for potable liquids: The subject invention pertains to devices and methods for treating potable liquids. In particular, the subject invention concerns portable devices for use in the removal of contaminants, i.e. chlorine, chloramines, metals, undesirable flavors or odors, from potable liquids. According to the subject invention, portable devices for use in treating potable... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association03/22/2007 > 35 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070062853 - Multi-phase separation system: A multi-phase separation system utilized to remove contaminants from fluids includes a pre-filtering module for filtering a contaminated fluid to provide a filtered contaminated fluid. A condenser module receives the filtered contaminated fluid and a contaminated gas phase for condensing the contaminated gas phase to a contaminated liquid. A phase... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070062854 - Agglomerated ion exchange particle bed and method: A liquid chromatography agglomerated bed comprising component A comprising (a) substrate particles and polymer chains (e.g. a condensation polymer) bound to the substrate particles and projecting therefrom, and (b) component B comprising substrate particles having external surfaces of opposite charge to that of the charged polymer chains, components A and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
20070062855 - Method and apparatus for removal of water and/or water-based compounds from organic liquids or vice-versa: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for removing water and/or water-based compounds from organic liquids/fluids. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to methods and apparatus that utilize fibrous media that contains, is impregnated, or is formed from at least one super absorbent compound, where the fibrous media... Agent: Roetzel And Andress
20070062856 - Cross-flow filter cassette: An improved cross-flow filtration unit utilizing at least one two-ply membrane is disclosed that has a particular pore size relationship in the two membrane layers.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel
20070062857 - Spacer for use in filter modules: Spacers for filter modules which have the advantages of open-channel technology and which at the same time allow high packing densities, similar to those achieved with conventional spiral wound-type modules, are disclosed wherein the spacer is disposed between two layers of a filter material and comprises a sheet material having... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070062858 - Cage bar comprising a spacer, and pressing device: Disclosed is a cage bar for a liquid pressing device, which is delimited by at least one pressing edge in the area of a wearing surface of a hard layer. Said cage bar comprises a spacer that is located in the region of at least one lateral face of a... Agent: Friedrich Kueffner
20070062859 - Graded particle-size retention filter medium for fluid filtration unit with improved edge seal: A fluid filtration unit having two or more filter medium layers and/or zones, at least one of the layers/zones having a different particle retention capability disposed on each side of a non-filtering separator element. The filter medium are presently preferably positioned such that each succeedingly distal filter layer or zone... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20070062860 - Fluid control device: A fluid control device includes a perforated tubular member and a first and second wrapper. The tubular member is disposed along an axial length of a separator element and includes a first end, a second end, and an outer surface. A flow outlet is disposed at the first end of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070062861 - Citrate anticoagulation system for extracorporeal blood treatments: A hemofiltration system and method for pumping blood from a patient's blood stream into an access line, introducing an anticoagulant solution into the pumped blood, filtering the pumped blood and delivering it to a return line, introducing a substitution fluid into the pumped blood, introducing a calcium and magnesium solution... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20070062862 - Filtration matrix: The filtration device of the present invention relies on materials and methodologies that achieve the formation of a structural matrix that may later accommodate the addition of other adsorbent materials as opposed to merely binding adsorbent materials together through the use of compression and/or binder materials. The filter device of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20070062863 - Water treatment apparatus: The water treatment apparatus includes a first and a second fitting adapted for being connected to a supply of fluid and to a container for the treated fluid, a longitudinally elongated rod having a first end mounting the first fitting and a second end mounting the second fitting and a... Agent: Clayton R. Johnson
20070062864 - Entrapping immobilization pellets, process for producing the same, and method for storing or transporting the same: Entrapping immobilization pellets in which microorganisms are entrapped and immobilized in an immobilizing agent, the immobilizing agent comprising an attachment prevention filler for preventing attachment of the entrapping immobilization pellets. Pellets can be stored or transported inexpensively and easily without impairing their inherent pellet performance.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070062865 - Novel biological flocculants and production methods: The present invention relates to a novel flocculant comprising bacteria of the Bacillus genus cultivated in a culture medium comprising soybean protein, glucose, molasses, and yeast. Alternatively, the flocculant comprises soybean protein. The present invention also relates to methods of making the flocculant, including fermentation method for mass production, and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070062866 - Two-stage anaerobic digester: A digester processes animal waste and other organic matter by accelerating the natural bacterial process of digestion. This is achieved by constructing a system that mimics the natural physical dimensions and properties of a mammal's digestive tract and then accelerates the process through the selective breeding of aggressive bacteria to... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20070062867 - Water filtration and recycling for stone fabrication equipment: A filtered grey water recycling system includes a waste water storage tank for receiving waste water from a stone processing system and a filtered grey water supply loop providing filtered grey water to the stone processing system. The filtered grey water loop includes a separation filter for removing large particulate... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20070062868 - Method and system for filtration of wastewater: A system (10) comprising multiple units (40a-40h) and method for filtration of wastewater (20) is disclosed. Simultaneous denitrification of a single filter unit and normal filtration of the remaining filter units is provided for. Separate flow control systems (36) are described.... Agent: D'ambrosio & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20070062869 - Water treatment method and water treatment apparatus: A water treatment apparatus has a turbidity meter, which is a detection part, for detecting a generation state of bubbles in a micro/nano bubble generation state confirmation tank, as a turbidity of treatment water. The water treatment apparatus also has a controller, which is a control part, for receiving an... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070062870 - Microfiltration devices: A method of treating a hollow fiber membrane microfiltration filter having an influent side and an effluent side to improve performance of the filter is disclosed. The method entails sealing imperfections in surfaces of the filter by flushing the filter with a liquid aqueous suspension of particulates. Filter cartridge devices... Agent: John A. Parrish
20070062871 - Filter device: A filter device having two flow paths. The first flow path having at least one cap and fluid port. The second flow path surrounding the first fluid flow path and having at least one cap that overlaps the cap of the first fluid flow path. The second flow path also... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070062872 - Crystallized pellet/liquid separator: A process and apparatus which reduces the fines in a liquid discharge stream and/or increases the dryness of a solids discharge stream while under a pressure equal to or greater than the vapor pressure of the liquid. There is provided a process for separating particles such as polyethylene terephthalate or... Agent: Dennis V. Carmen Eastman Chemical Company
20070062874 - High efficiency sol-gel gas chromatography column: A capillary column (10) includes a tube structure having inner walls (14) and a sol-gel substrate (16) coated on a portion of inner walls (14) to form a stationary phase coating (18) on inner walls (14). The sol solution used to prepare the sol-gel substrate (16) has at least one... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20070062873 - Recycled suppressor regenerants: A suppressed ion chromatographic apparatus using a regenerant recycle loop, comprising (a) an ion separation device, (b) a membrane suppressor, (c) a detector, (d) a container for regenerant solution, (e) a first conduit between the ion separation device and the suppressor, (f) a second conduit between the regenerant solution container... Agent: David J. Brezner. Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP
20070062875 - Pressurized fluid sample injector and method of injecting fluid samples: The present invention is a pressurized fluid sample injector system consisting of a sample needle, multiport valve, sample loop, metering syringe and a pressure assist pump. The speed of sample transport into the sample loop is increased by pressurizing the fluid in the system and metering the sample into the... Agent: Waters Investments Limited C/o Waters Corporation
20070062877 - Dialysis device: A dialysis apparatus for treating a patient with liver and/or kidney disease. In one embodiment a liver dialysis apparatus comprises an artificial liver. The artificial liver comprises a blood compartment, a vegetable protein compartment, and a clear dialysis compartment. In another embodiment the liver dialysis apparatus comprises cartridge made up... Agent: Wood And Eisenberg, PLLC
20070062876 - Ic system including sample pretreatment and using a single pump: An IC system including sample preparation. The system includes a liquid sample injection loop, an ion concentrator, an ion separator, and only a single pump for pumping fluid through the system.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
20070062878 - Chelate exchanger: The present invention relates to novel ion exchangers comprising carboxyl groups and also —(CH2)mNR1R2 groups having improved exchange kinetics and selectivity, a method for their production and also use thereof for the adsorption of metals, in particular arsenic, when these are additionally loaded with iron oxide/iron oxyhydroxide.... Agent: Lanxess Corporation
20070062879 - Scale inhibition in water systems: The present invention relates to use of compositions comprising: (a) a copolymer of an unsaturated phosphonic acid (or salt of such an acid) with an unsaturated sulphonic acid (or salt of such an acid) or an unsaturated carboxylic acid (or salt of such an acid); or (b) a terpolymer of... Agent: Jean-louis Seugent Rhodia Inc.
20070062880 - Paint detackifier and detoxifier and method of using same: The present invention includes a composition for detackifying, detoxifying and neutralizing paint booth water and paint booth dry filters. The composition is an aqueous mixture containing an effective minor amount of a high charge density, dray cationic polymer having a molecular weight of at least 7,500,000.... Agent: Dunlap, Codding & Rogers P.C.
20070062881 - Method and apparatus for treating wastewater containing emulsified oil: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for treating wastewater that contains emulsified oil is provided. The method comprises feeding the wastewater that contains the emulsified oil to an electrolytic tank, and oxidatively electrolyzing the wastewater that contains the emulsified oil using indissoluble electrodes. The negatively charged emulsified... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070062882 - Method to control odors from dewatered biosolids cake: A method of reducing odors from dewatered biosolids cake includes adding an aluminum-containing compound to digested wastewater sludge prior to dewatering, thereby binding odor-causing proteins with the aluminum-containing compound.... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.
20070062883 - Deodorization of livestock waste using ozone: An apparatus for deodorization of livestock waste includes a tank containing livestock waste to be deodorized; a source of atmospheric air; a source of ultraviolet light; and a magnet. Air from the source of atmospheric air is passed by the source of ultraviolet light while simultaneously being exposed to magnetic... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.
20070062884 - N-halamines compounds as multifunctional additives: The present invention is a composition and method for making and using a rechargeable multifunctional additive that reduce the formation of biofilms on a surface, the additive can also remain photo and thermally stable by synthesizing one or more N-halamine compounds and adding one or more N-halamine biocidal compounds to... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP
20070062885 - Method and apparatus for fractionating blood: A method and an apparatus for processing blood in a closed system in order to obtain fractionation of the corpusculate part and preferably the separation of the white cells from the red cells according to their sedimentation rate and maintain a high degree of vitality of the cells. The white... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070062886 - Reduced pressure drop coalescer: A coalescer includes fibrous media capturing droplets of the dispersed phase, coalescingly growing the droplets into larger drops which further coalesce and grow to form pools that drain, and adapted to reduce pressure drop thereacross by increasing dispersed phase drainage therefrom.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070062887 - Space optimized coalescer: A coalescer is provided minimizing trade-offs among high removal efficiency, low pressure drop, long service life, and small size.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP03/15/2007 > 27 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070056888 - Filter change indicator: A filter change indicator includes two indicators visible through a window. The first indicator is disposed in the viewing window in a fixed position. The second indicator covers the first indicator in a first position and is moveable relative to the first indicator to a second position revealing the first... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP
20070056889 - Apparatus for separating solids from flowing liquids: An apparatus for separating solid matter from a liquid stream, where the apparatus includes a generally cylindrical separation panel surrounding an interior space, which is oriented so as to have a substantially vertical longitudinal axis. The separation panel has a plurality of vertically and horizontally spaced openings which are adapted... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070056890 - Water filtration system and its use: The present invention relates to a filtration system for purifying water, in particular aquaculture water. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method of purifying water wherein water is supplied to a filtration system, comprising filtration medium for filtering water and a grid for preventing water channeling within the filter wherein... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070056891 - Method of separating suspension, in particular for waste water treatment, and an apparatus for performing the same: Arrangement for separating suspension, in particular for treatment of wastewater. A flocculating suspension is separated from the liquid by filtration in a fluidized layer in a sludge blanket, wherein the flocks are created from the separated suspension and fluidization is maintained by the rising stream of liquid while liquid with... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20070056892 - Water cleaner as immersed in water tank: A water cleaner comprises: a filtering canister having a plurality of filtering holes formed through the canister and made of oxidation-reduction alloy for filtering off chlorine and other hazardous materials contained in the water when passing through the filtering holes formed through the canister; and a functional water-treatment material filled... Agent: Huang, Chuan-chi
20070056893 - Hollow fiber membrane module and method for making thereof: It is an object of the present invention to provide a hollow fiber membrane module which maximizes the efficiency of removing scale-like contaminants generated at the water treatment using hollow fiber membranes, and a method of manufacturing the same. The hollow fiber membrane module includes hollow fiber membranes for making... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070056894 - Laminated cassette device and methods for making same: A filtration cassette is described. The filtration cassette can include one or more filtrate channel spacers and one or more feed channel spacers. Each of the feed channel spacers and each of the filtrate channel spacers define an open interior volume bounded by an inner perimeter and include at least... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP
20070056895 - Filter disc: A filter (1) with several rotating filter discs (3) mounted on a shaft (2) and which are provided with a porous filter medium. In one aspect it is characterised by elastomer elements (8, 8′) being mounted on the shaft (2) as spacers between the individual filter discs (3). In another... Agent: L. James Ristas Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP
20070056896 - Method and apparatus for remediating bulk material contaminated with a heavy metal: A method and apparatus for remediating a bulk material contaminated with a heavy metal are provided. The apparatus includes receptacles for contaminated material and a heavy metal remediation agent; a chamber coupled to each of the receptacles; a valve between each receptacle and the chamber; a port for introducing water... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20070056897 - Non-metallic filter assembly and method of producing the same: A non-metallic filter assembly including a non-metallic canister having a closed end, an open end, and defining a hollow. A non-metallic bottom assembly is mounted on the open end of the canister and a non-metallic element assembly is disposed within the hollow of the canister. The element assembly includes a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070056898 - Ablated predetermined surface geometric shaped boundary formed on porous material mounted on a substrate and methods of making same: The present disclosure relates to processes and methods for producing a hydrophobic zone boundary that surrounds a hydrophilic porous material layer mounted on a substrate, the hydrophilic porous material layer containing tortuous channels and pores such that the fluid contained within one hydrophilic layer region does not cross the hydrophobic... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20070056899 - Hdpe biaxially oriented netting: In at least one embodiment, the present invention provides a biaxially oriented extruded netting. The netting comprises a plurality of interconnected strands with at least some of the strands comprise a HDPE composition comprising a plurality of interconnected strands, with at least some of the strands comprising a composition comprising... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20070056900 - Use of copolymers containing n-vinyl lactam for producing functionalized membranes: y an integer between 1 and 3 with the proviso that at least one of R1, R2, R3 and R4 but not more than 2 denote the general formula VI, in conjunction with c) optionally one or more hydrophilic polymers C or mixtures thereof d) and optionally also further polymers... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070056901 - Solvent-resistant membranes from solvent-inert polyimides and polyketones: A solvent-resistant polymeric membrane comprising a solvent-inert polymer having a solubility parameter greater than 18 (J/cm3)0.5, such as a polyketone, a polyether ketone, polyarylene ether ketone ketone, a polyimide, a polyetherimide, or a polyphenylene sulfide, is described. The solvent-resistant polymeric membrane can be prepared by methods in which solvent-inert polymers... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070056902 - Process for treating septage to extract a bio-fuel: A process for the treatment of septage, particularly grease trap waste, is disclosed. The inventive process converts septage into sludge usable as a bio-fuel. The conversion of the septage makes it desirable as an alternative fuel source, as the sludge has a high BTU value due to the large percentage... Agent: Brown, Rudnick, Berlack & Israels, LLP.
20070056903 - Filtration system: A filtration system comprises a filtration container housing filter media treated to reduce waste in water pumped into the filtration container. An impeller is mounted on the filtration container and forces water and filter media within the container to move within the container. Advantageously, movement within the container, and interaction... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070056904 - Cleaning of filtration membranes with peroxides: The present invention relates to a process for cleaning a filtration membrane by adding one or more peroxide compounds to the influx. Preferably, one or more activators and/or reductants are added to the influx as well, in order to improve the performance of the peroxide compound. Optionally, one or more... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070056905 - Continuous pressure decay test: A continuous integrity test is performed on membranes in a membrane filtration system during the backwashing phase. The membrane pores are backwashed by applying a gas at a pressure below the bubble point to liquid permeate within the membrane lumens to displace the liquid permeate within the lumens through the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070056906 - Method and system for removing residual water from excess washcoat by ultrafiltration: A washcoat coating composition is disclosed that includes at least one water insoluble organic solvent and at least one polymer, such as an epoxy acrylic copolymer. A method of removing residual water from a mixture of residual water and washcoat using ultrafiltration is also disclosed. A method of coating a... Agent: Ppg Industries Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20070056907 - Intake for water desalination systems, and methods of use: Systems, methods, and apparatus for desalinating water are provided. A vessel includes a water intake system, a reverse osmosis system, a concentrate discharge system, a permeate transfer system, a power source, and a control system. The concentrate discharge system includes a plurality of concentrate discharge ports. A water intake system... Agent: Ruden, Mcclosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A.
20070056908 - Nucleic acids in the form of specific novel chiral selectors: The invention relates to chiral separation chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques. The aim of said invention is to obtain chiral stationary and mobile phases comprising an oligonucleotide which is specifically selected by a SELEX method against an enantiomer to be separated as a special-purpose chiral selector. Methods for separating enantiomers by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070056910 - Fixed bed hypersorber and fractionation of fluids using the same: The present invention relates to a fixed bed hypersorber having moving ports for injecting and withdrawing fluids which can be used for fractionation of gaseous mixtures in a fixed bed filled with absorbents/ adsorbents, where separation is brought about by contacting gaseous mixture in a counter-current fashion. The moving ports... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070056909 - Method and apparatus for desorbing material: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the continuous countercurrent desorption of targeted materials including metals, non-metals and inorganic and/or organic compounds of thereof, wherein the desorption method is divided to the two modes namely: (I) desorption and (II) re-absorption. The desorption of the target material from... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20070056911 - Selective removal of toxic compounds like arsenic from drinking water using a polymeric ligand exchanger: A method of removing toxic compounds from water comprises the steps of providing a polymeric ligand exchanger having a chelating resin containing nitrogen electron donor atoms and a transition metal ion bonded with the nitrogen donor atoms on the surface of the chelating resin, and contacting water containing a toxic... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070056912 - Apparatus and method for continuous separation of magnetic particles from non-magnetic fluids: A magnetic separator vessel (1) for separating magnetic particles from non-magnetic fluid includes a separation chamber having an interior and exterior wall, a top and bottom portion; a magnet (3) having first and second poles (2) positioned adjacent to the exterior wall, wherein the first pole is substantially diametrically opposed... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20070056913 - Portable oil field waste water treatment and recycling system: A method is shown for treating oil field waste waters associated with drilling, completion and production operations. An ozonation process is used as a pre-treatment to a flocculation process in the continuous treatment of oil field drilling and production reserve pit waste water. The treated water has been found to... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP
20070056914 - Agricultural cleaning and treatment apparatus and method: An agricultural cleaning apparatus includes a coarse filter assembly, a coarse filter assembly collection tank disposed to receive intermediate slurry from the coarse filter assembly, and a line disposed to receive the intermediate slurry from the coarse filter assembly collection tank. A coagulant addition device in the line adds coagulant... Agent: Husch & Eppenberger, LLC03/08/2007 > 15 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070051671 - Filter jug with replaceable cartridge and method of monitoring and controlling the efficiency of a filter cartridge in a replaceable cartridge filter device: A replaceable cartridge filtering jug includes a device for counting and displaying the filtering cycles performed by the cartridge to indicate that the cartridge is exhausted at the end of a period corresponding to its efficient useful life. An auxiliary counting and display device is also included which is capable... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070051672 - Filter arrangement: A filter apparatus, particularly for filtering coolant/lubricant from a machining, including a filter tank having an inlet for the liquid to be filtered, an outlet for the filtered liquid and a belt of filter medium adapted to circulate within the filter tank and having a top side and a bottom... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070051673 - Centrifugal separation apparatus and rotor therefor: A centrifugal separation rotor (130, FIG. 1), for apparatus (110) that removes contaminants from a pumped liquid such as engine lubricant by rotating it about axis (124) at high speed, comprises a separation and containment vessel (132) having impervious side wall (134) spaced from the rotation axis and at least... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070051674 - Lift station and method: A lift station for raising the level of an open channel flow of liquid by sweeping blades mounted to a rotated wheel into the liquid flow after entering a housing to sweep the liquid up and back along a housing interior wall and over a weir edge located well above... Agent: John R. Benefiel
20070051675 - Filter device and method for filtering: A fluid treatment device is disclosed, including a sludge separator. The separator includes an inner funnel and an outer funnel, arranged with an intermediate, at least partial, gap between the funnels. According to another aspect, a fluid filtering device includes a filter portion containing a filtering material, a fluid inlet... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070051676 - Agent and method for decontaminating soil, groundwater or sediment contaminated with hexavalent chromium: It is an objective of the present invention to provide a decontaminant capable of efficiently and rapidly decontaminating soil, groundwater or sediment contaminated with hexavalent chromium, and a decontamination method utilizing the same. By adding at least one of iron (0) and ferrous iron, and a microbial biostimulant of at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20070051677 - Screening of inert solids from a low-yield wastewater treatment process: A method for removing inert solids from low-yield wastewater treatment processes. The method includes combining wastewater with bacteria-laden sludge in a mainstream reactor to form a mixed liquor, separating the mixed liquor into a clear effluent and activated sludge, returning a first portion of activated sludge to the mainstream reactor,... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20070051678 - Method of removing silicon dioxide from waste liquid, method of cleaning membrane tube and method of processing waste water: A method of removing silicon dioxide from a waste liquid is described. A solution containing fluoride ions is added into the waste liquid to form a reaction product. A method of cleaning a membrane tube for processing waste water is also described, wherein the membrane tube contains residues of waste... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20070051679 - Water filtration using immersed membranes: A process and apparatus is described for filtering water with immersed membranes. In a batch process, permeate is withdrawn while the flow of feed is reduced or stopped at the end of a permeation cycle. The water level is reduced to a level where a portion of the membranes are... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20070051680 - Hydrophilic cross-linked polymeric membranes and sorbents: Hydrophilic cross-linked polymeric membranes, when prepared according to the process of the present invention, are unique in character in as much as the steady state permeability of the membrane has been altered by blending and cross-linking polyalkyl amines and polyalcohols. To obtain desired results, the compositions must contain at least... Agent: Glenna Hendricks, Esq.
20070051681 - Device and machine for regenerating a human liver: Device (10) and machine (1000) for regeneration of a human liver (L). The device (10) comprises at least two catheters (11, 12) and a three-way connection (13) between the two catheters (11, 12).... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.
20070051682 - Dewatering treatment system and method: An apparatus and method for reducing the liquid content of a particulate/liquid dispersion, such as a sewage sludge or mine tailings, are described. The apparatus comprises containment means to contain the material, and means to apply pressure to the contained material therein, the containment means being partly defined by a... Agent: Iplm Group, P.a.
20070051683 - Methods and equipments for demineralizing condensate: The present invention provides methods and equipments for demineralizing condensate, aiming at achieving high-purity effluent quality with a low concentration of sulfate ions derived from organic impurities leaching from cation resins in the condensate treatment by condensate demineralizers in nuclear power plants. The present invention relates to a condensate demineralizer... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.
20070051684 - Sparse media edi apparatus and method: An electrodeionization, (EDI) apparatus has flow cells with a sparse distribution of ion exchange (IX) material or beads. The beads extend between membranes defining opposed walls of the cell to separate and support the membranes, and form a layer substantially free of bead-to-bead dead-end reverse junctions. The beads enhance capture... Agent: Ionics, Incorporated
20070051685 - Method and apparatus for treating fluids: A method and apparatus for treating a fluid to destroy, remove, or reduce undesirable agents, such as microorganisms, particles or ions, contained in the fluid and/or to inhibit the formation of scale are disclosed. The invention includes an apparatus for treating a fluid to destroy, remove, or reduce undesirable agents,... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP03/01/2007 > 45 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070045159 - Water purifying system with removable storage tank: A water purifying system includes a base having a storage tank removably connected thereto and purifying device is connected to the storage tank so as to provide purified water into the storage tank. A pumping device pumps the purified water in the storage tank to a faucet. A high level... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070045160 - Flow directing and monitoring apparatus for use with filter system: A filter system may be used to filter water to remove or reduce levels of contaminants, such as arsenic. The filter system may include a flow directing and monitoring apparatus that directs the flow of water into and out of the filter system and monitors the flow (e.g., the pressure,... Agent: Kevin J. Carroll, Esquire Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20070045161 - Substrate treating apparatus: A substrate treating apparatus for treating substrates with a treating liquid is disclosed. The apparatus includes a treating tank for storing the treating liquid, and receiving the substrates for treatment with the treating liquid, a chamber surrounding the treating tank, a lift mechanism vertically movable, while supporting the substrates, between... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20070045162 - Drainage water filter for erosion control: A storm drain filter including a frame holding a filter assembly to filter incoming drainage water and thereby prevent sediment from entering the storm drain's inlet. The frame can be easily removed and replaced to allow street sweeping. In one embodiment, an erosion control apparatus comprises one or more broom... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20070045163 - Canister filter for swimming pool: A canister filter for use with a swimming pool water circulation and filtration system includes a lower manifold with two pump fittings so that two pumps may be connected to one filtration canister. The canister also has an upper manifold with two fittings for connections to different main drains, an... Agent: Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, LLC
20070045164 - Device for magnetizing water through winding path: A water magnetizing mechanism provided in a cylinder comprising an upper mounting assembly including an inlet and a first channel; a lower mounting assembly including an outlet and a second channel; tubes each, interconnected the first and second channels; and a magnetic assembly including magnetic rings put on the tubes,... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services
20070045165 - Reverse osmosis filtration systems: Reverse osmosis filtration systems that are self contained and easily converted from above the counter use to below the counter use. The systems feature a simple construction, including a two piece manifold assembly to which filters, including a reverse osmosis filter, a product water storage tank and a control valve... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070045166 - Compliant connector for eccs strainer modules: A compliant connector includes a coupling between adjacent strainer modules which accommodates differential thermal expansion and misalignment while precluding the creation of interface loads between the modules. The connector includes a coupling that makes internal or external connections with the inlet/outlet of the adjacent strainer modules. The coupling is configured... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070045167 - Multi-element filter with multiple pleat channel height: A filter has multiple pleated filter elements having axially extending channels having a transverse pleat channel height and a lateral channel width. The pleated filter elements have different channel heights.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070045168 - Hydroclone based fluid filtration system: A variety of improved hydroclone based fluid filtering systems are described. The hydroclones generally include a tank having an internal chamber and a filter (preferably a surface filter) that is positioned within the internal chamber. The filter defines a filtered fluid chamber within the internal chamber of the tank. The... Agent: Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP
20070045169 - Portable filtered drinking water system: A portable filtered drinking water system for removing undesirable tastes, odors, and contaminants from potable water to improve the quality of the water for drinking or consumption. The device consists of a container that holds the potable water and has an air tight screw on cap. Mounted on the cap... Agent: James D. Powell
20070045171 - Element replacement type filter: An element replacement type filter accommodates an element assembly that includes a filter element within a casing formed from a first casing member and a second casing member which are mutually screwable by relative rotation, and provides an anti-loosening mechanism between the first casing member and the second casing member.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070045170 - Filter cartridge: The invention relates to an environmentally friendly water filter cartridge (10) for use in the water tank (1) of a household machine such as a beverage dispenser or the like that is easy to dispose of after use. To this end, the invention provides that a discharge line (7) running... Agent: William D Breneman Breneman & Georges
20070045172 - Nozzle for supplying treatment liquid and substrate treating apparatus: A nozzle for supplying a treatment liquid which makes it possible to perform uniform cleaning to a surface of a substrate even in a case where the size of a substrate is large. A slit-shaped ejection hole is formed at the lower end of the nozzle for supplying a treatment... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20070045173 - Candle filter assembly and candle filter element: A candle filter assembly for a filter device includes, in an exemplary embodiment, a tubular core having an outer surface and an inner surface, and including a plurality of openings extending therethrough, a filter media supported by the core defining a core and filter media subassembly, and a drain pipe... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (23437)
20070045174 - Methods for fabricating zeolite micromembranes: A method of activating a zeolite membrane comprising a step of placing the membrane in contact with a fluid mixture containing ozone, wherein when the fluid mixture is a gaseous mixture, the fluid mixture has a temperature of at least 423K, and wherein when the fluid mixture is a liquid... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.
20070045175 - Preparation of asymmetric polyethylene hollow fiber membrane: A porous polyethylene hollow fiber membrane having a pore-size gradient across the inner and outer surfaces thereof is prepared by introducing, during the cooling step of a melt-spun polyethylene hollow fiber, a nitrogen flow and a solvent having a boiling point in the range of 30 to 80° C. to... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
20070045176 - Antimicrobial filter with metallic threads: A filter membrane formed from a filter medium and one or more metallic threads incorporated with the filter membrane for antimicrobial properties. The metallic threads may be formed from silver, copper, and zinc. The metallic threads may be wrapped around or incorporated within the material forming the filter membrane. In... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070045177 - Friction-charged filter material: The invention provides a charged filter material composed of a combination of polyester fiber and polyolefin fiber, which can exhibit high particle collection efficiency with low pressure loss, and further provides a charged filter material which is self-extinguishing in the combustibility classification according to JIS D 1201 (1977) “method of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070045179 - System and method for introducing high pressure air into a wastewater treatment system: A system for anaerobically and aerobically treating wastewater comprises a source of activated sludge for promoting anaerobic and aerobic digestion of wastewater, a compressor for supplying a volume of pressurized air to the system for promoting aerobic digestion of wastewater, a pump for circulating wastewater through the system, at least... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20070045180 - System and method for treating wastewater: A system for treating wastewater capable of removing granules from treated wastewater comprises a source of activated sludge for promoting anaerobic and aerobic digestion of wastewater; a compressor for supplying a volume of pressurized air for promoting aerobic digestion of wastewater; at least one anaerobic reactor for anaerobically treating wastewater... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20070045181 - System and method for treating wastewater: A system for treating wastewater comprises a source of activated sludge, a compressor for supplying pressurized air, at least one anaerobic reactor for anaerobically treating wastewater with the activated sludge, at least one aerobic reactor for aerobically treating wastewater with the activated sludge and pressurized air, a pressure control system... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20070045178 - System and method for wastewater treatment: A system for treatment of organic matter in wastewater comprises a source of activated sludge for promoting anaerobic and aerobic digestion of wastewater, a source of wastewater for circulating through the system, at least one aerobic reactor for aerobically treating the wastewater, at least one anaerobic reactor for anaerobically treating... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20070045182 - Fats, oil and grease interceptor: The present invention comprises a gravity draining automatic FOG interceptor with solids removal capability used as a first stage in the treatment of gray water. A preferred embodiment comprises a multi compartment container, the compartments separated by baffles, having a serviceable solids strainer in a first compartment, a second compartment... Agent: Mitchell A. Smolow
20070045183 - Purified water reclamation process: A hybrid alternative water reclamation process for producing and re-using purified water including use of a biological non-compartmented reactor basin having multiple prior art patented Omni-flow partitions in combination with an optional patented I.V.E Collector, and when combined with UF/RO “ULTRA FILTRATION and REVERSE OSMOSIS” provides double barrier treated drinking... Agent: Dee Thomas Murphy
20070045184 - Method for separation of chemical substances and/or particles, device and its use: Electric fields are applied parallel to and/or vertical to the interfaces on adjacent microfluid lamellae made of nonmiscible media containing said biomolecules and bioparticles (24) to which they have different physico-chemical affinities in order to separate biomolecules and bioparticles (24) and the biomolecules and bioparticles (24) are electrophoretically separated.... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.
20070045185 - Modular flow directing coupling system: A modular flow directing coupling system may be used to direct a flow of water through water treatment devices in a water treatment system. The modular flow directing coupling system may include a plurality of manifold blocks configured to be coupled together and to the water treatment devices in various... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20070045186 - Method and system for operating a shut-off valve of a filtration system: A filtration assembly includes a feed water line and a permeate line. A shut-off valve is coupled between the permeate line and the feed water line and operative to open the feed line when the faucet is opened based on a pressure differential between the feed line and the permeate... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070045187 - Biofouling control of membrane water-purification systems: A water-purification system is provided. The water-purification system includes a bacteriostatic filter including a bacteriostatic agent therein and a membrane filter fluidically coupled downstream of the bacteriostatic filter and configured to block the passage of cations and anions therethrough.... Agent: Patrick S. Yoder Fletcher Yoder
20070045188 - Ultrasonic material removal system for cardiopulmonary bypass and other applications: Devices, systems, and methods manipulate target materials within fluids, and may be useful for removing microbubbles and other materials from blood. Ultrasound or acoustic filtering waves may be directed across a flow of blood, and differences in density between the target microbubbles and the blood may enhance separation by driving... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070045189 - Acid mine water demineralization methods: Acid mine demineralization methods wherein the acid mine drainage is neutralized, clarified, and forwarded to a microfiltration unit. The so filtered drainage water is then forwarded to a reverse osmosis unit. The permeate from the reverse osmosis unit is characterized by reduced sulfate, silica, calcium, aluminum, iron, magnesium, and manganese... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
20070045190 - System and method for feature allignment: In a system and method for feature alignment in chromatographic systems, the system runs a first sample through a first separation column. The system determines a first set of features for the first sample run. The system runs a second sample through a second separation column and detects a second... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070045191 - Auto-regenerable hot and cold water softener: The automatic regenerable cold/hot water softener includes a water softening tank having ion exchange resin and a regenerating tank filled with regenerating substance of the ion exchange resin. The water softener controls the mode for receiving raw water and discharging soft water using one switching valve, a direct water mode... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20070045192 - Biocide management arrangement: A chemical concentration control arrangement includes two sorbent beds that cooperate to control a chemical concentration in a fluid. One of the sorbent beds selectively removes the chemical to reduce the concentration and the other sorbent bed selectively releases the chemical to increase the concentration. In a cooling system, the... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20070045193 - Weakly acidic cation exchangers: The present invention relates to a process for producing weakly acidic cation exchangers of the polymethacrylic acid type by alkaline saponification of a crosslinked copolymer of alkyl methacrylate and methacrylic acid.... Agent: Lanxess Corporation
20070045194 - Water agitation system for water retention structure: A water agitation system is configured to be positioned within a water retention structure. The system includes a main body positionable within a water retention area of the water retention structure, a magnet assembly housed within the main body, and an agitation ring loosely mounted over a portion of the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070045195 - System and method for cleaning a petroleum spill from water, and for recovering petroleum from spill: The disclosure presents and depicts a method for removing petroleum product from water in an area of a petroleum spill. The disclosure also depicts a system for removing petroleum product from water in an area of a petroleum spill.... Agent: David E. Herron Ii
20070045196 - Method for operating electrodeionization deionized water producing apparatus, electrodeionization deionized water producing system, and electrodeionization deionized water producing apparatus: An electrodeionization deionized water producing apparatus includes, between an anode chamber having an anode and a cathode chamber having a cathode, a desalination chamber in which a side near the anode is demarcated by an anion exchange membrane and a side near the cathode is demarcated by a cation exchange... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20070045197 - Uv disinfection systems with tangential inlets and methods thereof: A disinfection system and method includes a reactor with a chamber and at least one radiation source. The chamber in the reactor has at least one inlet that is oriented to generate a vortex motion for a fluid introduced to the chamber. The radiation source is positioned to be offset... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20070045198 - Method for purifying fluid and static mixer: A method for purifying a fluid such as an exhaust gas and waste water, which comprises providing one or more of static mixers on the flow path of the fluid, and mixing and reacting the fluid with a depurative such as ozone in the static mixer to purify the fluid.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070045199 - Synergistic biocide and process for controlling growth of microorganisms: Synergistic mixtures of haloamines and their use to control the growth of microorganisms in aqueous systems are disclosed. The method of using the synergistic mixtures entails adding an effective amount of a monohaloamine and an effective amount of a dihaloamine to an aqueous system. The ratio of monohaloamine to dihaloamine... Agent: Joanne Mary Fobare Rossi Hercules Incorporated
20070045200 - Gathering method and apparatus of powder separated soluble component: The present invention relates to an apparatus for collecting soluble component-removed powder that collects soluble component-removed and poorly soluble component-containing powder to recycle by removing the soluble component from the powder through filtering using a vacuum pump after mixing soluble component- and poorly soluble component-containing powder and a solvent dissolving... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20070045201 - Centrifuge system utilizing disposable components and automated processing of blood to collect platelet rich plasma: A centrifugal method, and corresponding system, for processing blood to collect platelet rich plasma. A separation chamber is filled with blood from a fill syringe by rotating the separation chamber at a fill rotation rate and pumping the blood from the fill syringe. A soft spin is used to initially... Agent: James R. Keogh Medtronic, Inc.
20070045202 - Apparatus for production, withdrawal and transfer of highly viscous slurry: Method and apparatus for separating components of slurries by gravity settling thereby forming a thickened slurry and a clarified liquid. The apparatus comprises a vessel for decanting a volume of slurry, the vessel having a top and an interior formed by a side wall and a bottom wall for holding... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070045203 - Apparatus & method for cleaning cooling tower recirculating water: An apparatus and method for removing water and debris from a cooling tower basin, discarding debris and returning clean water to the basin.... Agent: Patrick J. Walsh, Esq.Previous industry: Classifying, separating, and assorting solids
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