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Liquid purification or separation October listing of patent apps 10/07Below 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. 10/25/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing of patent apps
20070246405 - Flushing agent conditioning device for a hard material-tipped cutting machine: A flushing agent conditioning device (1) for a hard material-tipped cutting machine (2) includes a flushing agent circulation circuit that can be closed at least partially with respect to a hard material-tipped tool (4) which is to be flushed and that has a discharge trough (8) and flushing agent pump... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20070246406 - Tangential flow filtration apparatuses, systems, and processes for the separation of compounds: The invention relates to apparatuses, machines, systems and methods for the recovery and purification of proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, biologically produced polymers and other compounds from aqueous fluids. The aqueous fluids can comprise enzyme concentrates and or a fermentation broth with or without cells or other starting material. The fermentation... Agent: Genencor International, Inc. Attention: Legal Department
20070246407 - Inflow control devices for sand control screens: Inflow control devices for sand control screens. A well screen includes a filter portion and at least two flow restrictors configured in series, so that fluid which flows through the filter portion must flow through each of the flow restrictors. At least two tubular flow restrictors may be configured in... Agent: SmithIPServices, P.C.
20070246408 - Filter system: Filter system comprising a back-flush unit (B) provided to back-flush said filter unit (F). The filter unit (F) has at least a housing (3) and at least a first filter element (1) separating a raw material compartment (34) from a filtrate compartment (35). The filter unit (F) has a first... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20070246409 - Filter anti-drainback valve and media pack seal: A filter is provided having a housing that includes a cavity. A center tube includes first and second ends spaced from one another. A seat extends radially from the center tube and is arranged between the first and second ends. A media pack is arranged within the cavity and supported... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070246410 - Device for the continuous electrochemical deionisation with integrated membrane unit: A device for the electrodeionisation of an aqueous electrolyte solution, comprising an electrodeionisation module (1), an ultrafiltration module (21, 22, 1201, 1202, 1203) and a connection piece (3, 10) which connects the electrodeionisation module (1) and the ultrafiltration module (21, 22, 1201, 1202, 1203) such as to be able to... Agent: Thompson Coburn, LLP
20070246411 - Pollution-reducer device, a motor vehicle fitted with such a device, and a corresponding pipe: The present invention relates to a pollution-reducer device comprising a tank of depollution fluid connected by a pipe to an injector member for injecting the fluid into a catalyst of a burnt-gas exhaust line, wherein the pipe comprises an outer tube receiving a compressible member that is compressible by a... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20070246412 - Elliptical motion drive device for a step screen: Disclosed herein is an elliptical motion drive device for use in a step screen. The elliptical motion drive device comprises first and second eccentric wheels coupled to a single drive shaft to be eccentrically positioned to each other. Upon rotation of the drive shaft, the first and second eccentric wheels... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20070246413 - Aquarium: An aquarium is provided that hides ugly electrical wires. The aquarium comprises: a tank capable of holding water, the tank having an interior and an exterior, and a bottom, the bottom having an opening within the interior of the tank, a hollow member disposed within at least the interior of... Agent: Kalow & Springut LLP
20070246414 - Water treatment apparatus and method: A mobile wastewater separator and recover unit and method for the separation and disposal/recovery of waste water for example in the oil and gas industry. It is fully self-contained and maintains the ability to separate heavy solids, floating contaminants, and water for recovery and reuse or disposal as required. Main... Agent: Lambert Intellectual Property Law
20070246415 - Water-treating device capable of supplying calcium: A water-treating device includes an anterior water reservoir; and a posterior treatment unit including a filter unit disposed downstream of the anterior water reservoir, a water-treating agent supply unit having an inlet and an outlet, a clean water collector, a main conduit connected between the filter unit and the clean... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20070246416 - Apparatus for magnetically treating fluid: An apparatus for magnetically treating fluid in a fluid conduit includes one or more magnets adapted for placement adjacent a fluid conduit in such a manner as to allow the magnet(s) to subject fluid flowing within the conduit to magnetic field(s) produced by the magnet(s). The magnets are enclosed by... Agent: Torys LLP
20070246417 - Height adjustable center tube and guide for a filter cartridge assembly: A filter media includes a media pack having a central opening that extends between opposing ends of the media pack. A support member, such as a center tube, extends through the central opening and supports one of the opposing ends. A second support member, such as a filter cartridge assembly... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070246418 - Method and apparatus for purification of slightly water-soluble organic solution from aqueous entrainment: The invention relates to a method and apparatus with which an organic solution that is slightly soluble in water is scrubbed of aqueous entrainment and impurities. In particular, the organic solution may be the organic extraction solution of liquid-liquid extraction used in connection with the hydrometallurgical recovery of metals. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070246419 - Compositions and methods for fluid purification: The present disclosure generally relates to filter media compositions, apparatuses and systems for removing contaminants from fluids, as well as methods of using the same. In certain aspects the filter media comprises one or more halogenated resins and one or more contaminant sorbent media. The filter media of the present... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20070246420 - Fuel filter device: A filter member includes at least two non-woven layers, wherein one non-woven layer has air holes with an average diameter different from those of the other non-woven layer. Among the non-woven layers, the non-woven layer located on an inner side of the filter member has the air holes ranging from... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20070246421 - Filter cartridge and apparatus for the filtration of liquids: The invention describes an apparatus for the filtration of liquids and an associated filter cartridge 100, the correct seating of which is ensured and can be established by the user. The apparatus is characterized in that the inlet funnel 10 has at least one first fixing means 30 below the... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. 8 Penn Center
20070246422 - Hollow fiber membrane filter with a supporting structure: The invention relates to a membrane filter for operating while submerged, with a frame (1), which can be lowered into the liquid to be purified, and with modules (2) adjacently arranged in a row. The modules (2) each have a base element (3) with a permeate collecting chamber (4), tubes... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20070246423 - Systems and methods using multiple solvents for the removal of lipids from fluids: This invention is directed to systems and methods for removing lipids from a fluid or from lipid-containing organisms from a fluid, such as plasma. These systems combine a fluid with at least one extraction solvent, which causes the lipids to separate from the fluid or from the lipid-containing organisms. The... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20070246425 - Direct osmosis cleaning: A method of cleaning a fouled RO membrane in a module for RO separation, the membrane having feed side and permeate side, the foulant accumulating at the feed side. The cleaning method comprises: feeding concentrated saline solution to the feed side of the RO membrane under the high gauge pressure... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070246424 - Process for producing ship ballast water, ship ballast water producing apparatus and use thereof: A process for producing ship ballast water includes removing microorganisms from seawater by passing the seawater through a microorganism filtration membrane, and backwashing the microorganism filtration membrane to clean the microorganism filtration membrane. Microorganisms living in seawater can be removed in a manner which does not kill the microorganisms.... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
20070246426 - Water flooding method: A method of recovering hydrocarbons from a porous subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation comprising: (a) feeding a first stream comprising a high salinity water to a first side of a semipermeable membrane of at least one forward osmosis unit of a desalination plant and feeding a second stream comprising an aqueous solution... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070246427 - System and method for processing identified metabolites: A method of rapidly analyzing unexpected metabolites in a metabolite analyzing system is disclosed. A control sample is run and analyzed to generate an exclusion list of unwanted sample components. A single analyte sample is then run and programmatically uses the exclusion list containing the unwanted metabolites to dynamically filter... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070246428 - Liquid distributor and liquid collector for chromatography columns: Liquid distributor and collector for columns for liquid chromatography, especially those with round cross sections and large diameters in relation to the packing heights.... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20070246429 - Treatment of aqueous chemical waste: A method for the treatment of an aqueous stream containing both anionic and cationic species is provided. The method comprises the following steps. Circulating water continuously through an essentially closed loop, the loop incorporating an ion adsorption unit which, in turn, comprises a water permeable layer of an ion adsorbing... Agent: The Boc Group, Inc.
20070246430 - Fluid magnetic treatment unit having moving or stationary magnets: A fluid magnetic treatment unit and treatment method are disclosed. Fluid flows through at least one annular magnet with direction of flow always perpendicular to the line of magnetic force generated by the annular magnet and closely along the surfaces of the annular magnet. The fluid flows in series, in... Agent: Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.
20070246431 - Method, system and apparatus for separating solids from drilling slurry: An apparatus to separate solids from drilling slurry, having an inlet positioned over an outlet of a concentration tank to displace water that would otherwise enter the down-stream centrifuges. Baffles are provided to direct solids to the outlet and minimize the time that solids spend in the concentration tank. Fluids... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070246432 - Toc component removing apparatus and process for removing toc components: A TOC component removing apparatus of the present invention is for removing TOC components contained in ultrapure water or pure water, including a treatment tank 2 into which the ultrapure water or the pure water is introduced, a plurality of spherical catalyst particles 3 of which surfaces are photocatalyst, a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070246433 - Refractory exhaust filtering method and apparatus: A method for catalytically cleaning an exhaust gas, including receiving the exhaust gas in an inlet channel, blocking the exhaust gas in the inlet channel, diffusing the exhaust gas through a porous substantially fibrous nonwoven wall of the inlet channel, reacting the exhaust gas with at least one catalyst material... Agent: Geo2 Technologies10/18/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing of patent apps
20070241037 - Water purifier: A water purifier under the present invention comprises a filtering pot, a purifying pot, a sterilizing pot, and related connecting pipes, as well as a control circuit. The filtering pot filters iron rust, mud pigment, floating particles, and so forth. The purifying pot removes odor, chloride, pesticide residuals, chemicals, and... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070241036 - Filter for filtering fuel: A liquid filter (1) for filtering fuel or another liquid, including a filter element (9) disposed in a housing (2) and having at least one end cap (3, 4) formed by a section of the housing (2). The filter element (9) is embedded in the end cap (3, 4) or... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070241038 - Fluid remediation system: A system for separating suspended and dissolved materials in a fluid having a pH offset from neutral is disclosed. It employs a plurality of stacked, generally flat treatment beds each having a surface angled downward for receiving the fluid. Since the fluid is spread over a large surface, its velocity... Agent: L. Zale Patent Law Office
20070241039 - Perforated plate element screen with sealed element design: A filtering device suitable for filtering a flow of fluid in a channel includes a plurality of filter elements coupled to one another to define a filter loop. The filter loop is configured to position a filter element in the channel to filter a portion of the flow of fluid.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20070241040 - Replacement filter cartridge assembly having an internal lock ring: A replacement filter cartridge assembly for hot tubs, spas and other aquatic environments includes a top end cap, a bottom end cap, a perforated elongated core extending between the end caps, and a pleated filter medium situated between the end caps and disposed circumferentially about the core. The replacement filter... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP
20070241041 - Waste water and sludge treatment apparatus: In a system for separating crystals from sludge, or from separated water generated when sludge is subjected to a concentration process or a dewatering process, aspects of both phosphorus removal and phosphorus recovery can be satisfied, MAP having a high degree of purity can be recovered, and stable treatment can... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20070241042 - Controlled release of additives in fluid systems: A container (1) for releasing a chemical additive (7) in a fluid material selected from a lubricant or hydraulic fluid composition comprises a fluid material-impermeable casing (3) having a hollow interior and an additive composition (7) comprising at least one fluid material-soluble additive. The additive (7) is held within the... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20070241043 - Device for removing contamination from a vehicle oil stream: A device for removing ferrous particulates from an oil stream within a motor vehicle includes a passage through which the oil stream flows and a magnet disposed within the passage. The passage defines a cavity in which the magnet is housed. The passage defines a substantially ninety-degree bend, such that... Agent: Christopher Devries General Motors Corporation
20070241044 - Fuel filter: The invention relates to a fuel filter through which the fuel is to flow, in which water-separating, permeable layers are arranged spaced apart from one another in the direction of flow upstream of the filter layer, each time during operation of the filter the fee space that lies between the... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20070241045 - Replaceable tandem filter cartridge assembly: A two-stage, tandem, replaceable filter cartridge assembly includes an outer filter cartridge having a cylindrical shape and defining an axial bore therein, and an inner filter cartridge, also having a cylindrical shape which is received within the axial bore of the outer filter cartridge. The inner filter cartridge may be... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP
20070241046 - Food processing water recirculation system for cleaning screens: A food processing system having a wastewater screen apparatus includes a recirculation system having a self-cleaning filter for receiving fluid from the wastewater screen apparatus. The filter is operable in a first mode wherein the filter screens particulate matter from the fluid and the filter is operable in a second... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20070241047 - Filter element: A filter element comprising an annular filtering media defining first and second axial ends and surrounding an interior area having a central axis, a first end cap sealing attached to said first axial end of said filter media, a second annular end cap sealing attached to said second axial end... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
20070241048 - Disposable tangential flow filtration device holder: Tangential flow filtration device is provided wherein liners are provided between the filtration element and the top and bottom holders or manifolds. The liners incorporate the flow channels and inlet and outlet ports that were previously present in the manifolds. The liners are made of an inexpensive material and therefore... Agent: Nields & Lemack
20070241049 - Multiple-use two-reservoir bucket: A multi-use two-reservoir bucket that combines various separate tasks and methods to make available more options. More specifically, the multi-use two-reservoir bucket is a two-reservoir system to supply liquid or material to a pump/sprayer, tools and accessories.... Agent: Frank A. Tytar
20070241050 - Porous water filtration membrane of vinylidene fluoride resin hollow fiber and process for production thereof: A composition is formed by blending a vinylidene fluoride resin having a relatively high molecular weight and an improved crystallinity represented by a difference Tm2−Tc of at most 32° C. between an inherent melting point Tm2 and a crystallization temperature Tc of the resin with a plasticizer and a good... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20070241051 - Nanocrystal-containing filtration media: The invention relates to filtration media having nanocrystals of metal oxides, encapsulated in or impregnated into a binder matrix, which binds together particles of activated carbon. The filtration media can be compressed into a filtration block, has low pressure drop, and has excellent microbial removal properties.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070241052 - Storm water interceptor: A storm water interceptor comprises an input conduit connected to a first treatment tank for delivering storm water to the first treatment tank and having an obvert elevation. Also, the interceptor comprises a lower conduit having an invert elevation, a substantially horizontal orifice at a first end connected to the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070241053 - Method of treating at a high-temperature waste liquid from production plant for hydrocarbons or oxygen-containing compounds: A method of treating organic matter-containing waste liquid, which is formed as a byproduct in a plant for the production of oxygen-containing compounds or liquid hydrocarbons (including liquid fuel oil and chemicals, which are produced from natural gas through a synthetic gas), having the step of: treating the waste liquid... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20070241054 - Affinity particle and method of affinity separation: m
20070241055 - Membrane devices with controlled transmembrane pressure and method of use: A crossflow membrane device that receives a feedstock at a feed end face and separates the feedstock into permeate and retentate. The device has a membrane support containing at least one monolith of porous material defining a plurality of passageways extending longitudinally from the feed end face of the monolith... Agent: Kevin S. Lemack Nields & Lemack
20070241056 - Amphoteric ion exchangers for the adsorption of oxo anions: The present invention relates to the use of amphoteric ion exchangers for adsorbing oxo anions, preferably to the use of iron oxide/iron oxyhydroxide-containing amphoteric ion exchangers for removing oxo anions from water and aqueous solutions, and to the preparation of these amphoteric iron oxide/iron oxyhydroxide-containing ion exchangers.... Agent: Lanxess Corporation
20070241057 - Oxo anion-adsorbing ion exchangers: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of iron oxide/iron oxyhydroxide-containing weakly basic anion exchangers prepared according to the phthalimide process and their use for removing oxo anions and their thio analogues, preferably of arsenic, from water and aqueous solutions and to a regeneration process.... Agent: Lanxess Corporation
20070241058 - Method for monitoring the degree of fouling of a filter: A method of filtering a fluid wherein after filtering a contaminated fluid, which causes the formation of a filter cake, a substantially non-contaminated fluid is fed through the filter cake and filter at varying flux or at varying driving force. At the same time the necessary driving force or the... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20070241059 - Method for treatment of foil to facilitate its subsequent removal: Method for treatment of oil on a solid or liquid surface to facilitate subsequent removal of the oil from the surface. A fat-soluble metal containing substance comprising an organic anion and a metallic cation is added to the oil. The metal containing substance may be prepared by allowing a metal... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20070241060 - Hydrodynamic homogenization: The invention relates to a method, wherein agglomerates found in sludge suspensions of sewage purification are destroyed in a first step, whereby the agglomerates are broken up by means of particle-particle and particle-wall collisions by deflecting at least once the sludge suspension. In another step, all components found in the... Agent: Chris Papageorge
20070241061 - Flow paths comprising one or two porous beds: A microfluidic device that comprises a microchannel structure in which there are one, two or more flow paths (101;201a,b;301a,a′,b) all of which comprises a porous bed I (104,204,304) that is common for all of the flow paths and exposes an immobilized reactant R that is capable of interacting with a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20070241062 - Synergistic composition and method for odor control: A synergistic composition and method is provided for controlling odor from waste products. The composition comprises a combination of magnesium hydroxide and a sulfide-consuming compound. The method includes adding a sufficient amount of the composition to a waste stream to provide sufficient sulfide-consuming compound to effect immediate removal of sulfide.... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP U0105
20070241063 - Process for treating water using atomized ferrous powders containing 0.25 to 4 wt% carbon and 1 to 6 wt% oxygen: A process for treating contaminated water in which water contaminated with a volatile organic compound is placed within a volume of iron powder granules which have been water atomized by striking a stream of molten iron with water jets and drying the resulting iron powder. The iron powder granules contain... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070241064 - Method of compacting a slurry by pressure filtration: The invention provides a method for the reduction of the volume of solid liquid dispersion or suspension, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a receptacle comprising at least one permeate a or semi-permeable membrane; (b) introducing the solid/liquid dispersion or suspension into the receptacle; and (c) applying a... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20070241065 - Extraction of alkaloids for opium: A method for extracting at least one alkaloid from opium that includes dissolving opium in a solvent, heating the dissolved opium solution, cooling the dissolved opium solution, adjusting the pH of the dissolved opium solution with at least one first weak acid, filtering the dissolved opium solution to recover a... Agent: Christine Rebman Cooke Mallinckrodt
20070241066 - Micro-channel chemical concentrator: Apparatus and method for increasing the concentration of a chemical substance in a fluid comprise a micro-fluidic elongated channel formed in a substrate, with the channel being in fluid-flow communication with an ambient region along its elongated dimension. In general, the fluid includes first and second chemical substances having different... Agent: Michael J. Urbano
20070241067 - Pharmaceutically compatible method for purifying intact bacterial minicells: The present invention provides a method for purifying bacterial minicells that involves subjecting a sample containing minicells to density gradient centrifugation in a biologically compatible medium. The method optionally includes a preliminary differential centrifugation step and one or more filtration steps. The invention also provides a method for purifying bacterial... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070241068 - Droplet-based washing: The present invention relates to droplet-based washing. According to one embodiment, a method of providing a droplet in contact with a surface with a reduced concentration of a substance is provided, wherein the method includes: (a) providing a surface in contact with a droplet comprising a starting concentration and starting... Agent: Ward And Smith, P.A.10/11/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing of patent apps
20070235374 - Filter relief valve and filter cartridge assembly seal: A filter includes a housing having a cavity. A media pack, which includes a filter media, is arranged within the cavity and includes a central opening extending between opposing ends of the media pack. A center tube is arranged within the central opening and extends out of the central opening... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070235375 - Filter with combination valve having elongated openings in the end plate: A filter assembly having a housing open at one end, and an annular filter element disposed in the housing. An end plate having elongated openings and auxiliary openings are arranged in a generally circular configuration radially equidistant from the center of the end plate. An outlet opening is disposed in... Agent: Olson & Hierl, Ltd.
20070235376 - Blood treating device: The invention relates to blood treatment equipment comprising a blood treatment device which is part of an extracorporeal blood circulatory system. The equipment comprises a control unit (30) as well as a display and input unit (32) having a touch screen (33). In order to simplify the operation of the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070235377 - Apparatus, system and method for recovery of artifacts and eradication of invasive species in aquatic environments: An apparatus, system and method for recovery of artifacts and eradication of invasive species in aquatic environments. The structure may comprise an elongate flexible bladder blanket divider having first and second ends. The structure may have an open bore vertical support operably coupled to the first and second ends. Each... Agent: Gfd Patents, LLC
20070235378 - Top load liquid filter assembly for use with treatment agent; and, methods: A top load service cartridge including filter media and a treatment agent storage and release cartridge is provided. The cartridge is configured for diffusion of the treatment agent from the treatment agent storage and release cartridge, into liquid flowing through the filter arrangement. Methods of assembly and descriptions of use... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20070235379 - Fluid treatment apparatus: An apparatus is provided that introduces rapidly spinning vortices in a fluid, including water. It incorporates a fluid system, or fluid source, with a vortex creation apparatus and a frequency generation device. The vortices prepare the fluid to have memorized electromagnetic frequency signatures of harmful materials erased, and a new,... Agent: Mark H. Miller Jackson Walker L.L.P.
20070235380 - Pool skimmer device for surface debris: A skimmer device for collecting and retaining debris from a surface of a body of water. The skimmer device includes a buoyant body for floating on the water surface having a front and rear portions. A debris collecting channel passes between the front and rear portions, the skimmer device also... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP
20070235381 - Water filter: A water filter is disclosed to include a housing formed of a top cover shell and a bottom cover shell, and a filter element mounted in the housing for filtrating water passing through the housing, the filter element containing nanosilver fabrics, nanocarbon fibers, calcium sulfite, KDF-55, and coconut shell active... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070235382 - Underdrain system: A filter system for filtering water and/or wastewater which includes an underdrain system having a plurality of laterals that are anchored to the floor of a filter by a hold-down assembly. Preferably, the hold-down assembly does not rely on grout or other substance that is applied in a viscous or... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees. LLC
20070235383 - Hybrid water desalination system and method of operation: A hybrid water desalination system is provided. The desalination system includes a wind turbine configured to drive an electrical generator for producing electrical power and a mechanical vapor compression (MVC) desalination unit configured to receive electrical power from the electrical generator for driving a compressor of the desalination unit. The... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070235384 - Fuel filters: A fuel filter has a filter case and a filter element. The filter case defines a filtration chamber with a fuel inlet and a fuel outlet. The filter element is adapted to filter the fuel. The filter element is disposed within the filtration chamber and divides the filtration chamber into... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20070235385 - Aerated anoxic membrane bioreactor: A process for treating biological oxygen demand (BOD), nitrogen and phosphorus containing wastewater, wherein the process includes providing wastewater influent to an oxygen-deficit aeration zone having activated sludge and mixing the wastewater influent with the activated sludge in the oxygen-deficit aeration zone to form a mixed liquor. The process further... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070235386 - Process to improve the efficiency of a membrane filter activated sludge system: A process for treating BOD, nitrogen and phosphorus containing wastewater, wherein the process includes providing wastewater influent into an anaerobic zone having activated sludge and mixing the wastewater influent with the activated sludge in the anaerobic zone to form a mixed liquor. The process further includes providing the mixed liquor... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070235387 - Method and apparatus for the purification of ground water: The present invention relates to a method for decreasing the contents of metals, metalloids, nitrate and nitrite, respectively, in raw water flowing through a basin (1), whereby water containing either oxygen, oxygen-releasing substances, metabolic reactions of naturally occurring micro-organisms or containing denitrification organisms and/or substrates therefore is intermittently introduced to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070235388 - Process and reactor for intensified and energy-efficienty, biological (waste-)water treatment: An aerated treatment of water is performed using a serially coupled reactor and flotation tank and is performed using so much activated sludge in the water that small bubbles from an aerator are entrained in the activated sludge, leading some of or all the activated sludge to flotate in the... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC
20070235389 - Metal-coated superficially porous supports as a medium for hplc of phosphorus-containing materials: Methods for the separation of biological materials from a sample mixture using a superficially porous particle coated (or clad) with a metal are provided herein. Methods using the support as a chromatographic column are also provided.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070235390 - Titanium-coated sorbents as a separation medium for hplc of phosphorus-containing materials: Methods for the separation of phosphorus-containing biological materials from a sample mixture are provided. The methods use a solid support comprising a Ti(IV) metal-coated sorbent matrix. Methods using the support as a chromatographic column for separation are also provided. The present disclosure also provides methods for making a Ti(IV) metal-coated... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070235391 - Method for removal of materials from a liquid stream: A method for removal of dissolved materials and/or particles from a liquid stream comprising flocculation by vigorously mixing polysaccharides or hydrocolloids into the liquid stream and subsequent gelation of the polysaccharides or hydrocolloids with cations capable of gelling same. Large, strong gelled agglomerates of pollutant and polysaccharide or hydrocolloid are... Agent: Fmc Corporation
20070235392 - Method and apparatus for recycling process fluids: A method and apparatus for recycling a process fluid from a drain of a semiconductor process tool. The process fluid may be an acidic cobalt solution or an electroless cobalt solution used in a semiconductor process step to prevent electromigration in copper interconnects. The used process fluid is collected from... Agent: Boc Edwards , Inc
20070235393 - Pre-cast drive down water separation pit system: A unitary or modular, pre-cast, drive-down pit system suitable for use in a heavy equipment wash installation. The completed pit collects runoff generated by the washing of heavy equipment such as construction, industrial, farming, or road-building equipment. The pre-cast concrete separation unit and separate wall sections have tongue and groove... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20070235394 - Mass thickening apparatus: A mass thickening apparatus comprising a system mass input for accepting a mass having a solid component and a liquid component. The apparatus also includes a pump operably connected to the system mass input for providing a pressure to the mass. The apparatus further includes a thickening assembly adapted to... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP10/04/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing of patent apps
20070227955 - Apparatus for the filtration of liquids: The invention describes an apparatus for the filtration of liquids and an associated filter cartridge 100, by means of which the quantitative flow through the filter cartridge can be reduced and set in a simple way. The apparatus is characterized in that at least one throttling device 200, 200′ is... Agent: Calderone, Lynda L. Flaster/greenberg
20070227956 - Self-cleaning screen with check valve for use in shallow water pumping: A self-cleaning screen for shallow water pumping includes a rotatable drum made of mesh material for removing debris from water passing into the drum, and a suction chamber within the drum for feeding water to a suction pipe connected to a centrifugal pump. Inlet openings are arranged across a bottom... Agent: Thompson & Thompson, P.A.
20070227957 - Separating agent for optical isomers and separation column for optical isomers: This invention provides a separating agent for optical isomers, which has high asymmetry recognition ability and can be used particularly at a high flow rate when used for the separation of the optical isomers, and a separation column for optical isomers having the same. This invention provides: a separating agent... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070227958 - Magnetic fuel conditioner: A magnetic fuel conditioner according to the present invention includes an inner pipe, an outer pipe surrounding the inner pipe with sufficient clearance that fuel can pass between the inner pipe and the outer pipe, a plurality of magnets placed inside the inner pipe with like magnetic poles facing each... Agent: W. Thomas Timmons
20070227959 - Filter cartridges and methods: Filter cartridges and methods of use with manifolds of appliances. The filter cartridges can includes components, such as handles, levers, cams, rotatable nuts, actuators, pins, and springs, to assist in removing the filter cartridge from the manifold. Some embodiments of the filter cartridges can include a neck having a non-uniform... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20070227960 - Waste recovery station structure for beach cleaner and beach cleaner structure: To provide a waste recovery station for a beach cleaner which is less liable to be bulky after being divided and can facilitate installing work, and which can easily load and unload a beach cleaner and a waste recovery station on and from a trailer. A waste recovery station includes... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070227961 - Dosing device for introducing an additive into a liquid flow: The invention relates to a dosing device for introducing an additive (A) in to a main liquid flow (L) in a conduit comprising a reciprocating differential piston pump (2) which is used for collecting and dosing the additive (A) from a container (1) and comprises a first inlet (7) for... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20070227962 - 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.
20070227963 - Fluid filter element and bypass adaptor: A fluid filter arrangement is provided. The fluid filter arrangement includes a filter cartridge having a ring of filter media sealingly bonded to first and second end caps. The first and second end caps having first and second openings, respectively, fluidly communicating with the interior of the ring of filter... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20070227964 - Fluid filter element and bypass insert: An improved fluid filter arrangement having an improved fluid bypass is provided. The fluid filter arrangement includes a ring of filter media extending between first and second ends sealingly bonded to first and second end caps, respectively. The filter media defines an interior. Each end cap includes an opening in... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20070227965 - Deformable strainer: A strainer mountable over the pouring aperture of a cooking vessel includes a straining plate having straining apertures extending therethrough. An attachment flange extends from the plate peripheral edge and defines a flange contacting surface for frictionally contacting the peripheral wall of the vessel so as to generate a frictional... Agent: Invention Quebec Inc.
20070227966 - Composite polyamide reverse osmosis membrane showing high boron rejection and method of producing the same: A composite polyamide reverse osmosis membrane. The membrane includes a microporous support and a polyamide layer disposed over the microporous support, the polyamide layer including iodine atoms covalently bonded thereto. The membrane is preferably prepared by a process that includes the steps of providing a microporous support, forming a polyamide... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman
20070227967 - Filter for separating blood cells: A filter for separating blood cells, which comprises: a substrate; and at least one water-insoluble substance fixed to the substrate, wherein the at least one water-insoluble substance has an equivalent circle diameter of 4 μm or less and a height equal to or larger than the equivalent circle diameter, wherein... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070227968 - Filtration element having a variable density sidewall: A filter for made of randomly arranged filaments. The filter has an upstream side where fluid enters and a downstream side where fluid exits. The filaments are greatest in diameter near the upstream side wherein the filaments continuously and gradually decrease in thickness toward the downstream side. The pores or... Agent: Botkin & Hall, LLP
20070227969 - Method and device for compressing a multiphase fluid: f
20070227970 - Wastewater purification method and apparatus: The invention described herein provides a novel means to biologically denitrify nitrogenous compounds in wastewater using a simultaneous reaction under aerobic conditions. To conduct this reaction it is necessary to culture both autotrophic ammonia oxidizing bacteria as well as facultative heterotrophic bacteria such that the facultative heterotrophs can denitrify the... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.
20070227971 - Flocculation method and flocculated organism: A method for flocculating microorganisms is described. The method comprises the steps of contacting the microorganisms with a cationic flocculating agent, contacting the microorganisms with an anionic flocculating agent, and flocculating the microorganisms. A method for sedimenting microorganisms is also described. The method comprises the steps of contacting the microorganisms... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20070227972 - Biofilter and method for filtering a waste liquid: The biofilter is used for the purification of a waste liquid using layers of filtering material, wherein the waste liquid moves downwardly by gravity while an O2-containing gas moves upwardly therein. The biofilter comprises a gas collector to capture at least a portion of the gas moving upwardly therein to... Agent: Jean-claude Boudreau
20070227973 - Reduction of backwash liquid waste: A method of filtering solids from a liquid suspension comprising providing a pressure differential across the walls of permeable, hollow membranes (5) immersed in the liquid suspension contained in a vessel (8), the liquid suspension being applied to the outer surface of the porous hollow membrane (5) to induce and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070227974 - Method and kit for the isolation of phosphorylated peptides: The invention relates to a method and a kit for the isolation of phosphorylated peptides from complex mixtures using support materials having chelate ligands based on silica and alkaline elution buffers. In preferred embodiments, the method according to the invention enables the isolation of phosphopeptides from complex sample solutions with... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20070227975 - Vacuum assisted affinity chromatography device and method: Sample preparation device and method particularly useful for large volume capture and small volume elution. The device comprising a manifold, a sample holder or reservoir, and a filter unit containing chromatography media such that a filtration path is established between the sample holder, the filter unit and the manifold. Upon... Agent: Nields & Lemack
20070227976 - Ion exchange apparatus and method of controlling the same: The present invention realizes an ion exchange apparatus capable of enhancing the reliability of regeneration operation. Further, the present invention realizes an ion exchange apparatus capable of simplifying the construction of a salt water supply device. The ion exchange apparatus includes a resin bed housing part (2) in which an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070227977 - Method and device to remediate oil spill: Irregularly shaped particles of foamed cellular polystyrene having a relatively large surface area produced by comminuting preformed solid blocks or other shapes of molded expanded polystyrene foam articles are spread on floating marine oil spills to agglomerate the oil and maintain it on the surface pending removal, thereby avoiding contamination... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20070227978 - Method of supply amount management of water treating agent: To simply and accurately determine the concentration of a water treating agent in thermal equipment upon management of a supply amount of the water treating agent, a method of controlling a supply amount of a water treating agent according to the present invention includes the steps of: supplying a water... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070227979 - Black liquor treatment method: Lignin and alkali are efficiently sorted out of alkaline black liquor discharged from the paper manufacturing/pulp and paper manufacturing industries and the treated water is made as purified water. Acid is added to the black liquor and its pH is adjusted to 2.5 to 3.5. An aggregating agent is added... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20070227980 - Water treatment process and apparatus: The present invention provides a physical water treatment (PWT) method and apparatus to treat liquid coolants. Electrodes (22, 24) are provided in a coolant stream (21), and an alternating voltage is applied across the electrodes (22, 24) to produce an electric field through the coolant. The alternating voltage creates an... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20070227981 - Contaminant-reactive geocomposite mat and method of manufacture and use: Reactive geocomposite mats, and their method of manufacture, for treating contaminants in soil or water that allow the passage of essentially non-contaminated water therethrough. The geocomposite mat includes a pre-formed woven or non-woven geotextile, having a thickness of about 6 mm to about 200 mm, and having, a porosity sufficient... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20070227982 - Method for providing safe, clean chlorinated recreational water: A solid formulation for use with sodium chloride and a chlorine generator to provide safe, clean chlorinated recreational water. The formulation comprises a chlorine stabilizing agent and a phosphate remover agent. An enhanced salt comprising a chlorine stabilizing agent, a phosphate remover agent and sodium chloride is also described. The... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070227984 - Injector fuel filter with built-in orifice for flow restriction: Apparatus and method for substantially reducing or eliminating pressure pulsations caused by the opening and closing of fuel injectors. A preferred embodiment provides a restriction orifice adjacent the inlet end of a fuel injector filter of a respective fuel injector.... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20070227983 - Suction side and pressure side fluid filter with internal by-pass: A fluid filter includes a filtered flow and a bypass flow. In particular, a fluid filter insert includes a first end cap, a second end cap, a screen disposed between the first and the second end caps, and a filter media surrounding the screen. Further, a method of filtering a... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20070227985 - Method and apparatus for separation of chemical materials from feces: A method and apparatus for treatment of feces is present in which usable organic and inorganic chemical compounds and substances are extracted from the fecal material for reuse. The process and apparatus includes receiving a mixture of fecal material from various sources, separating the liquid from the solids for further... Agent: Chase Law Firm L.c
20070227986 - Device for collecting clarified water for a basin and corresponding basin: A water collection device for collecting clarified water in a basin. The collection device includes a floating ring having a water inlet recessed within the central portion of the floating ring. The water collection device is configured to facilitate a greater flow of water into the water inlet from one... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLCPrevious industry: Classifying, separating, and assorting solids
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