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Liquid purification or separation January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080023381 - Fluid filtration system and method of filtering fluid: The present application relates to a filtration system (1) having at least one flexible filter (9) and cleaning apparatus (25) for projecting a flow of fluid onto the at least one flexible filter. The fluid to be filtered passes through the at least cone flexible filter (9) and causes the... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP

20080023382 - Support for filter system: The invention relates to a filter system for placement within a storm drain having a treater for treating water that flows into the storm drain, at least one bracket extending in a generally lateral direction from the treater for supporting the treater within the storm drain, and a director proximate... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20080023383 - Clarification and sorptive-filtration system for the capture of constituents and particulate matter in liquids and gases: A sorptive-filtration system for removing at least one of negatively or positively charged ions, complexes or particulates from an aqueous stream. The system includes a) flow formed substantially from at least one of rainfall-runoff or snowmelt-runoff; b) a filter containment communicating with the runoff stream such that at least part... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20080023384 - Self-powered settling and evaporation tank apparatus: An apparatus for cleaning contaminated water and evaporating the produced cleaned water, comprising heat exchange means within an evaporation region of the apparatus.... Agent: Suzannah K. Sundby Smith, Gambrell & Russel, LLP

20080023385 - Antimicrobial multicomponent filtration medium: In one embodiment, a nonwoven filtration medium is provided comprising substantially continuous sheath/core bicomponent filaments arranged to form an open, porous, fluid permeable spunbond nonwoven fabric. The core component of the filaments comprises polyester or polypropylene and the sheath component comprises polyethylene having a melting temperature less than the melting... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20080023386 - On-line ozone treatment system operated in an enclosed cabinet: The present invention provides an ozone treatment system which generates ozone and mixes the ozone with the fed-in water to supply to a user's end. The ozone treatment system according to the present invention is operated in an enclosed cabinet so that the apparatus is not exposed to the elements... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20080023387 - Reciprocating biological contactor and method of use: A bioreactor vessel has a biological support provided within the vessel to support bacteria and a drive system for agitating the biological support while it is it is immersed in the reaction liquor that is to be treated within the vessel. The drive system causes the biological support to oscillate... Agent: Milton, Geller, LLP

20080023388 - Magnetic microparticle separation device and microfluidic system including the same: Provided are a magnetic microparticle separation device for separating and purifying target biomolecules and a microfluidic system using the device. The device includes a magnetic microparticle, a chamber to receive a buffer, a channel including an inlet, outlet and a connecting portion which is connected to and fluid communicates with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080023389 - Replacable filter element with integral annular trap: The replaceable, outside-in flow filter element with integral annular trap provides a simple, efficient, tubular filter element that combines the advantages of inside out-flow and outside-in flow filters. The element includes end caps with pleated filter media extending there between. A solid tube is secured between the end caps in... Agent: Blynn L. Shideler The Blk Law Group

20080023390 - Multiple cartridge and cartridge array frame: In order to prevent the waste of porous membrane cartridges (1) of the present invention, a multiple cartridge (A) is the cartridge that plurally provides the porous membrane cartridges side by side by a link piece (5), each of which has a tubular barrel (10) having openings (11a, 11b) at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080023391 - Automatic slurry strainer: An automatic strainer assembly for straining a slurry comprises an inlet for receiving the slurry, a horizontally disposed strainer body in fluid communication with the inlet, and a rotatable strainer member received within the body having an inner surface and an outer surface. The strainer member defines a plurality of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20080023392 - Backflushable filtering apparatus for molten material and distribution unit for a filter device of this type: A backflushable filtering apparatus for a molten material, particularly for a plastic melt, comprises a housing (1) in which a sieving arrangement (17) is provided which includes at least two sieving sections (16) separated from one another. The melt to be filtered is supplied to the sieving sections (16) through... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080023393 - Filter cartridge assembly and method of manufacture: An apparatus for filtering well fluids and method of manufacture is disclosed. The apparatus includes an inner support, a filter helically wrapped around the inner support, and an outer support helically wrapped around the filter. The outer support frictionally engages the filter and encloses the filter between the inner and... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20080023394 - Medical filter material, and extracorporeal circulation column and blood filter utilizing the filter material: A medical filter material characterized by comprising a dispersion of nanofibers of thermoplastic polymer having a number average diameter of 1 to 500 nm wherein the ratio of single fibers with a diameter of more than 500 nm and 1 μm or less is 3% or less in terms of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080023395 - Compositions and methods for isolation of biological molecules: The present invention provides charged separation media, kits comprising the separation media, and methods of using the same to bind and optionally isolate biological molecules. The charged separation media and methods utilize a polyion non-covalently bound to the separation media to bind the desired biological molecule to the separation media.... Agent: Senniger Powers (sgm)

20080023396 - Fine carbon dispesion: Disclosed is a means for enabling fine carbons, which include from nano-sized to micro-sized carbons, to disperse uniformly. Specifically disclosed is a fine carbon dispersion which is produced by using a liquid fine carbon dispersion medium containing fine carbons including from nano-sized to micro-sized carbons and a dispersing agent for... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080023397 - Biomass treatment of organic waste or water waste: A method, system, apparatus and program for effecting thef decomposition of organic waste material comprises: providing a treatment tank for decomposition of organic waste material, the treatment tank containing an active biomass comprising at least one bacteria that decomposes organic material; providing at least two inlets to the treatment tank,... Agent: Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. York Business Center

20080023398 - Method for removal and recovery of water from polymer manufacturing: A method for purifying and recovering wash water in a polymer manufacturing process using media filtration with reverse osmosis membranes to achieve separation and water reuse. Wash water containing particles of polymer product and surfactants is introduced into a media filtration unit having filter media particles which comprise a substrate... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

20080023399 - Apparatus and method for continuous particle separation: The invention is directed to an apparatus and a method of separating particles, such as cells, from a heterogeneous fluid, such as blood, where the particles have a large range of sizes.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080023400 - Water treatment system and method with a continuous partial flow bypass path: Many treatment systems remove virtually all minerals and other elements from the water, however a quantity of certain minerals and elements is necessary for good health and acceptable water taste. Therefore, a water treatment system is provided in which a portion of the input water bypasses the primary filtration and... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20080023401 - Method for removing organic material in oilfield produced water and a removal device therefor: A method and a device for removing dissolved organic material in oilfield produced water which are characterized by bringing an adsorbent into contact with oilfield produced water obtained by separation of crude oil from a mixture of crude oil and salt water, adsorbing and removing dissolved organic material in the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20080023402 - Water filtration systems and methods: A filter for removing soluble and insoluble lead from water supplied by a water source includes a first filter medium configured to adsorb soluble lead to facilitate removing soluble lead from the water. A second filter medium is operatively coupled in series with the first filter medium and configured to... Agent: John S. Beulick (13307)

20080023403 - Methods for removing insoluble lead from water: A method for removing negatively charged insoluble lead from water including contacting water containing negatively charged insoluble lead with an adsorption medium having a positive charge. The treated water has reduced levels of insoluble lead.... Agent: General Electric Co. Global Patent Operation

20080023404 - Concrete filtering systems and methods: There are disclosed a water filter, a method and a system for producing potable water. In an embodiment, the water filter includes a pervious concrete section having an input portion and an output portion. Input portion provides unfiltered water to the section. Output portion receives filtered water from the section... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20080023405 - Water filtration systems and methods: A filter for removing soluble and insoluble lead from water supplied by a water source includes at least one charged filter medium configured to facilitate removing at least one of soluble lead and insoluble colloidal lead from the water.... Agent: John S. Beulick (13307)

20080023406 - Water filtration systems and methods: A pitcher filter cartridge for removing contaminants from water includes a housing defining a chamber. The housing further defines at least one inlet opening and at least one outlet opening. A first adsorption medium is contained within the chamber and configured to facilitate removing insoluble colloidal lead from the water.... Agent: John S. Beulick (13307)

20080023407 - Water treatment process: A method of purifying water or wastewater that comprises the steps of adding a treatment agent to the water, passing the water through a mixing zone, and passing the water through a foam fractionation zone to provide purified water. The water or wastewater can be any type of water found... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.

20080023408 - Catch basin insert for treating storm water: A catch basin has a catch basin insert containing a water-soluble water treatment additive. The insert is made from a porous shell, which is segmented into individual pouches. Each pouch has an opening that can be opened and closed repeatedly to re-fill the water treatment additive. Adjacent pouches are separated... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20080023409 - Apparatus and process for water conditioning: A conditioning process and equipment are provided for removing hardness from water circulated in a system. A sidestream from such system is routed to a reaction chamber and back to the system. A conditioner is added to the sidestream water and in some embodiments is routed through a sidestream inlet... Agent: George S. Gray

20080023410 - Continuous closed-circuit desalination apparatus without containers: An apparatus for continuous closed-circuit consecutive sequential desalination of a salt water solution by reverse osmosis that comprises a closed circuit system comprising one or more desalination modules having their respective inlets and outlets connected in parallel by conducing lines, each of desalination modules comprising of one or more membrane... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP

20080023411 - Device for on-line light radiation in gas-containing liquid: A device for on-line radiating gas-containing liquid with light that can mix ozone and water, and radiate the same on-line as well as remove accretions on protective sheaths (preferably quartz tubes) of the device to reduce energy loss. Ozone and water is mixed in a gas-liquid mixer of the device... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20080023412 - Portable tank wastewater treatment system and method: A portable wastewater treatment system comprising a wastewater holding tank having an interior adapted to hold wastewater, and a generator positioned to provide ozone, oxygen, or a combination of the two to the interior of the holding tank. In one embodiment, the holding tank comprises a gray-water tank, and the... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20080023413 - Tank screening device for use in automated cleaning of investment casting slurry tanks: A system for removing particles from a slurry tank includes a filtering device and a controller. The filtering device collects and removes particles deposited within the slurry tank and the controller controls the placement and movement of the filtering device with respect to the slurry tank.... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20080023414 - Separating device, in particular for bodily fluids, and receptacle equipped with this separating device: The invention relates to a separating device (11) for inserting in an interior (10) of a housing container (5) for constituents to be separated from substances, which separating device (11) comprises at least one base body (41, 74) with end regions (45, 46) spaced apart from one another in the... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.

01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080017558 - Methods and devices for improved aeration from vertically-orientated submerged membranes: Submerged gas diffuser assemblies configured to aerate liquid suspensions in reservoirs or deep shafts with enhanced aeration contact patterns and adjustable aeration rates. Aeration contact patterns and rates are varied by the adjusting the spatial configuration of gas permeable membranes, altering the fluid flow patterns around the membranes, manipulating trans-membrane... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham PLLC

20080017559 - Automated filtration method and filtering system for practicing the method: A filtration method is fully automated in all method steps (filling, filtering, rinsing) and works in a closed method cycle with two simple filtrations (A, B) In filtration A, a water sample (WP) obtained, for example, directly from the sea, is filtered to filter off substance particles and temporarily stored... Agent: Law Offices Of Karl Hormann

20080017560 - Ultrasonic solution separation apparatus: The ultrasonic solution separation apparatus oscillates an undiluted solution containing a target material at an ultrasonic frequency to produce mist, and collects the mist to collect a target material containing liquid that contains the target material with higher concentration than the undiluted solution. The ultrasonic solution separation apparatus includes an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080017561 - Combined filtration and anti-microbial treatment trench filter device for storm water pipes and drainage trenches: A combination filtration and anti-microbial trench filter disposed in a pipe of a storm water system such that, in addition to removing hydrocarbon and liquid organic contaminants, the concentration of bacteria in storm water is severely reduced or eradicated. The trench filter comprises an elongated spine member, a plurality of... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20080017562 - Adjustable drain: A drain assembly includes a receptacle body with a first end and a second end defining a cavity therebetween, an adjustable collar and a grate. The first end of the receptacle body forms an opening into the cavity and comprises a peripheral step with a connection flange extending substantially perpendicularly... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20080017563 - Drainage filtration system for synthetic turf field: A drainage system for a synthetic sports field is disclosed that substantially prevents the leeching of specific contaminants from surface runoff water from entering into water tables or sewer systems associated with the drainage of the synthetic sports field. The drainage system includes a containment system and filtration system located... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20080017564 - Magnetic particle filtration apparatus: An apparatus for separating magnetic particles from a fluid, the apparatus comprising a tubular housing comprising an interior surface, an exterior surface, a first inlet port, a first outlet port, a second outlet port, and a channel; a tubular filter medium disposed within the tubular housing and comprising an inner... Agent: John M. Hammond Patent Innovations LLC

20080017565 - Water purifier: The present invention provides a water purifier which is easily removable from a drinking water supply apparatus, and has a built-in filtration filter with high efficiency of purifying raw water of a bottle. The water purifier is removable from a drinking water supply apparatus, and the drinking water supply apparatus... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20080017566 - Water treatment apparatus, method and system: A modular water treatment apparatus is disclosed having a plurality of cells each respectively arranged in use for housing a treatment bed and a plurality of spacers located between respective adjacent cells. In use the spacers are for providing an air gap between the cells. The cells and spacers are... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw

20080017567 - Filter assembly: A floor waste (10) including a filter basket (16) having a magnet (18). The magnet (18) attracts a movable valve member (27) upwardly from a seat (22) to allow liquid to pass through the seat (22). When the basket (15) is removed the movable valve member (27) closes the seat... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080017568 - Self-cleaning filter for washers: A self-cleaning filter for a washing apparatus. Water entering a filter assembly travels along a spiral pathway that facilitates the separation of heavy solid debris from the water. A filter element prevents both light and heavy solid debris from entering a conduit leading to spray nozzles, thereby preventing clogging of... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20080017569 - Porous composite membrane materials and applications thereof: The present invention provides porous composite materials and methods of making and using the same. In one embodiment, a porous composite material comprises a porous substrate comprising a first polymeric material and at least one particle or fiber of a second polymeric material and a third polymeric material disposed on... Agent: J. Clinton Wimbish, Esq. Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20080017570 - Crest supported filter frame assembly and method: A fluid pleated filter assembly arrangement including a method and structure wherein crests of the pleated medium are sharp and narrow being enhanced by alignment of the fibers with the direction of fluid stream flow with the crests being supported by a preselectively controlled breadth and thickness support strip and... Agent: John F. Salazar Middleton & Reutlinger

20080017571 - Apparatus for collecting condensed water of air conditioner evaporator in heavy construction equipment: An apparatus for collecting condensed water of an air conditioner evaporator in heavy construction equipment is disclosed, which is able to receive condensed water into a receiver from an evaporator and treats the same which comprises a body which is installed at one side of the evaporator and includes a... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20080017573 - Diesel particulate filter: An improved particulate filtration system has an inlet, for the fluid to be filtered, connected to a housing containing a filter medium such that the fluid passes through the filter medium, and an outlet for the filtered fluid to exit. The filtration system's improvement is the filter medium being comprised... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20080017572 - Ceramic filter and exhaust gas purification apparatus: A ceramic filter including a ceramic block having a honeycomb structure. The ceramic block has filter units which are a porous ceramic sintered body. The filter units are joined to each other by a sealing material layer. The ceramic block has different pressure loss properties or different materials at different... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080017574 - Device for in situ bioremediation of liquid waste: A bioremediation device for liquid waste includes a medium for forming a microbial film and for exposing the microbial film to an effluent to decompose a first substance in the effluent and to produce a second substance from the decomposition of first substance. An aerator is coupled to the medium... Agent: Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

20080017575 - Waste treatment method and apparatus with integral membrane apparatus: A wastewater treatment method and apparatus including a denitrification (anoxic) chamber for denitrifying wastewater, an aeration basin with Bio-Wheel for aerating the wastewater, and a membrane device in which sludge particles are separated out of the wastewater, leaving clean discharge water and reusable sludge. Sludge from the membrane chamber floor... Agent: Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, LLP

20080017576 - Global model for optimizing crossflow microfiltration and ultrafiltration processes: The present invention is a method for optimizing operating conditions for yield, purity, or selectivity of target species, and/or processing time for crossflow membrane filtration of target species in feed suspensions. This involves providing as input parameters: size distribution and concentration of particles and solutes in the suspension; suspension pH... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20080017577 - Membrane-based double-layer tube for sample collections: The fluid sample collection device is adapted to collect and separate a fluid sample into constituent parts such as separating plasma or serum from a blood sample. The device includes an evacuated outer container and an inner container. The outer container has a first open end and a second closed... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080017578 - Membrane stacks: The present application discloses a membrane stack comprising a first and second membrane layers, and a spacer layer disposed between said first and second membrane layers, said membrane stack configured such that fluid passes through said membrane stack in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of said membrane layers... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20080017579 - Axial chromatography columns and methods: The present invention relates to axial flow chromatography columns and methods for separating one or more analytes in a liquid by the use of such columns. The column comprises a first port for mobile phase and a transverse fluid distribution channel for distributing fluid uniformly throughout the packed bed. The... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20080017580 - Chromatography columns, systems and methods: The present invention relates to axial flow chromatography columns, methods for separating one or more analytes in a liquid by the use of such columns, and systems employing such columns. The column comprises a first port and a second port, the first port and said second port being at essentially... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20080017581 - Modified sorptive lignocellulosic fibre material, preparation and use thereof and method for decontamination of fluid and aqueous media: A modified sorptive lignocellulosic fibre material with hydroxyl groups on the lignocellulosic fibres doubly modified by esterification with a combination of monocarboxylic and dicarboxylic acid ester groups. A process for the preparation of the sorptive material. The sorptive fibre material is effective for the removal of oils and other contaminants... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080017582 - Fluid treatment device and method: An apparatus and method for treating raw water. The apparatus comprises a vessel having an inlet for the raw water and an outlet for the skimmed water, and wherein the vessel contains the raw water, and a rotor mechanism for creating a plurality of gas bubbles within the raw water.... Agent: Perret Doise A Professional Law Corporation

20080017583 - Method and apparatus for continuously controlling denitrification in variable nitrogen loads in wastewater: The invention is a method and an apparatus for continuously controlling denitrification in wastewater purification in a sewage treatment plant having at least one denitrification stage under varying nitrogen loads comprising the steps a) provision of excess sludge, b) treatment of the excess sludge according to running parameters determined in... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20080017584 - Treatment fluid disposal in chemical cleaning processes for drinking water facilities: A process for the disposal of treatment fluid runoff from drinking water facilities cleaning procedures is disclosed. Due to accumulating sediments, mineral deposits and biological contamination, drinking water tanks and facilities must be cleaned on a regular basis to guarantee water quality and reduce the amount of chlorination required. Various... Agent: Robin W Asher Clark Hill

20080017585 - Method of chemical substance separation: The present invention provides a method of separating substances utilizing a solid phase wherein a substance fixed to a solid phase can be easily separated without the application of a chemical process, biochemical process, exposure to light, electrical excitation, or the like. Disclosed is a method of separating a reaction... Agent: Scott E Hanf Hammer & Hanf

20080017586 - Ballast tank circulation management system: A ballast tank circulation system having inlet and outlet piping and means for adding one or more halogens in controlled amounts to the water within the ballast tank. One or more eductors are positioned within the ballast tank to mix and circulate water within the ballast tank. A recirculating pump... Agent: D'ambrosio & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20080017587 - Method for clarification of sludge: A method for clarifying a sludge, characterized in that a raw waste water is subjected to a solid-liquid separator and then to a primary filtration device, to separate it into a solid material and liquid material, and the resultant liquid treated material is then treated by a process comprising an... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20080017588 - Method and apparatus for producing sterile water containing hypochlorus or chlorous acid as a major component: Carbon dioxide is supplied from a carbon dioxide cylinder (15) to a pressure vessel (13) through reducing valves (18 and 19). The pressure vessel (13) is also supplied with a sodium hypochlorite water solution having a desired concentration through a material supply pipe (12). The material supply pipe (12) is... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20080017589 - Water flushing system providing treated discharge: A water flushing system for a pressurized subterranean water distribution system includes an inlet conduit for receiving pressurized water from the subterranean water distribution system; an outlet fluidly connected to the inlet conduit for discharging pressurized water in the inlet conduit downwardly towards a drain; and a control valve for... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20080017590 - Ozone production processes and its use in industrial processes: The present invention provides for an improved process for producing ozone which can be used to remove contaminants from gas streams in industrial processes. The improved process uses a separation device after the ozone generating system to separate the ozone from the oxygen gas and directs the ozone to the... Agent: The Boc Group, Inc.

20080017591 - Apparatus for filtration and disinfection of sea water/ship's ballast water and a method of same: The invention disclosed provides an apparatus and method for filtration and disinfection of ship's ballast water, such as sea water, based on hydrodynamic cavitation. The apparatus comprises a vortex diode with a tangential entry port and an axial outlet port with single or multiple bleeding holes. The disinfected water may... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20080017592 - Filter element for a filter press plate: The invention relates to a filter element for a filter press plate, having two filter areas and a passage for passing through a liquid to be filtered and by means of which the two filter areas are interconnected. According to the invention it can be provided that the passage is... Agent: Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne

20080017593 - Oil recovery and environmental cleanup compositions: This invention relates to improvements in products and processes for cleaning up oil, chemical, or other hydrocarbon spills, and cleaning up the environment where such spills have occurred. In one aspect of the invention, there is provided an adsorbent polymeric composition which is oleophilic and capable of adsorption of other... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20080017594 - System and method for the production or handling of heavy oil: A system for the production or handling of heavy oil comprises means (18) for introducing an immiscible viscosity-reducing fluid into the heavy oil at an upstream end of a flow line (10,22) to create a dispersion of oil and viscosity-reducing fluid, and means (24,30) for separating the viscosity-reducing fluid at... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080017595 - Separator and method for disinfecting raw milk or whey: A separator for disinfecting raw milk or whey. The separator includes a rotatable drum having a vertical axis of rotation. The separator further includes a disk stack, at least two outlets and an inlet. A method is disclosed for operating the separator.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080011655 - Protein separator for aquaria: It is proposed to avoid an excessive formation of foam in the collection vessel of a protein separator by throttling the feed of air to a foam generator according to the foam generation rate in the said separator. The foam generation rate in the separator can be measured by the... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd.

20080011656 - Shower filter apparatus: A shower filter apparatus to neutralize chlorine and chloramines from water using water soluble vitamin c in the forms of ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate, vitamin e in the form of tocopheryl acetate to prevent the oxidation of vitamin c, a cylindrical threaded replaceable sealed cartridge system with carefully sized... Agent: Jarvis M. Lacy

20080011657 - Water-cleaner: A portable direct current water-cleaner includes a tank for containing water, a pump installed in the tank for pumping the water, a filter installed in the tank for filtering the water and a valve installed in the tank and movable between a first mode for directing the water from the... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20080011658 - Blood dialyzer: A hemodialysis apparatus that carries out hemodialysis treatment by measuring or calculating the blood volume or its volume change as a blood indication level, and by controlling dialysis conditions according to said target blood indication level, wherein the chronological course of said blood indication level is defined as a target... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20080011659 - Water purification and treatment apparatus and treatment process using the apparatus: The present invention provides a water purification and treatment apparatus using a combination of sedimentation, filtration, and bio-contact aeration processes, which comprises at least one rapid water purification filter having a hopper base for settled sludge and a filtering tank; at least one cylindrical settling basin for sedimentation and filtration;... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080011660 - Bottled liquid dispensers: Bottled water or other liquid is supplied via a bottle connector 5 for releasable sealing engagement with a neck formed on the bottle, and a transfer tube 6 to a reservoir 7 wherein the water may be cooled. The bottle connector 5, the transfer tube 6 and the reservoir 7... Agent: Law Office Of Ira S. Dorman

20080011661 - System and method for processing high purity materials: Systems and methods for processing high purity materials are disclosed. A unit operation processes a material stream, an operational parameter of the unit operation is monitored, and a standby unit is charged with pressurized gas to achieve system pressure. The material stream is diverted to the standby unit in response... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi

20080011662 - Compositions and methods for fluid purification: A multi-barrier filter comprising a halogenated resin capable of removing contaminants from a fluid, and at least one contaminant sorbent medium downstream of the halogenated resin capable of adsorbing or absorbing contaminants. The at least one contaminant sorbent medium is preferably “halogen-neutral” to maximize the antimicrobial effectiveness of the halogen... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP

20080011663 - Aquitransistors for integrated hydrologic circuit: The aquitransistor includes a plurality of perforated pipes (1) embedded in a matrix (2, 3) of porous materials as well as suction pump means (4, 4′) installed at the outlet end of said performated pipes (1) to thereby increase the hydraulic gradient acting on the pipes.... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.

20080011664 - Method and composition for removing uremic toxins in dialysis processes: Methods and devices for providing dialysis treatment are provided. The device includes a resin bed including zirconium phosphate, zirconium oxide, and urease.... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20080011665 - Filter apparatus for separating particles from a liquid: A filter apparatus for separating particles from a liquid having a tank with a feed inlet, a gravitational settling zone and a filtration zone arranged downstream of the settling zone. Inside the tank are two transversely spaced-apart endless chains with transversely extending drivers fixed between the chains, the drivers and... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20080011666 - Backwash assembly and method having a rotating backwash arm for cleaning cloth filter media: The present invention relates to stationary cloth media filtration systems and devices, as well as processes and devices, including improved cloth media filter backwashing using a rotating backwash arm assembly.... Agent: Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro

20080011667 - Valve apparatus, combination filter valve assemblies and devices, systems, and methods includingthe same: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of valve apparatus and combination filter valve assemblies. One exemplary embodiment provides a combination filter valve apparatus suitable for filtering objectionable particulate matter from a fluid and for selectively occluding a fluid flow opening. In this exemplary embodiment, the apparatus generally includes... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20080011668 - Economical filter changing apparatus and method for electrical discharge machines and other applications: A reliable, cost effective system and method are disclosed for exchanging fluid-filtration filters associated with electrical discharge machines (EDMs) and other applications. The system is compatible with filters of the type receiving fluid to be filtered from the inside out. The basic system comprises a housing to receive the filter,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20080011669 - Fluid filter assembly: A fluid filter assembly prevents the filter from moving when fluid is not flowing through the filter. The filter assembly of the invention includes a mounting ring mountable in the filter opening. The mounting ring has a mounting interface, which includes an axially extending portion and a radially outwardly extending... Agent: Botkin & Hall, LLP

20080011670 - Liquid filter cartridge: A water filter cartridge (10) has a two-piece housing (14, 18) internally configured with inlet and outlet openings (12, 16), a diffuser (42), and a plurality of diverter plates (56, 32) to optimize liquid flow and to regulate even flow through a charcoal filter medium (40) located inside of the... Agent: Lawrence Cruz Conair Corporation

20080011671 - Expandable strainer: An expandable strainer includes a base having registration means therein for supporting and receiving a plurality of liquid permeable side panels arranged circumferentially in overlapping and interleaving inner and outer rings retained in uniform manner to allow expansion and retraction thereof upon appropriate movement. An expandable bowl is also provided... Agent: Franz Bonsang C/o Protections Equinox Int'l Inc.

20080011672 - Direct flow filter including auxiliary filter: A direct flow filter is provided with an auxiliary filter at one of its upstream and downstream faces and spanning between first and second sets of pleat tips, providing a pre-filter or a secondary filter.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20080011673 - Modified direct flow filter: A direct flow filter has one or more upstream and/or downstream face seals transversely spanning from one set of pleat tips at least partially towards the other set of pleat tips and laterally spanning adjacent channels.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20080011674 - Fibers usable for ion-exchange filters: Fibers usable for an ion exchange filter includes a base material and ion exchange resin particles. The base material is made of a hydrophobic resin. The ion exchange resin particles are embedded within the base material At least some of the ion exchange resin particles are exposed on a surface... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20080011675 - Potting process for membrane filtration modules: A process for potting porous hollow membranes (5) including the steps of: providing a potting mould (6) having details (8) formed in its surface to allow co-operation with other components; positioning ends of the membranes in the mould (6); filling the mould (6) with potting material (9); allowing the potting... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080011676 - Hydrophilic body and method of manufacture: A hydrophilic body includes a porous membrane with hydrophobic properties. The porous membrane includes at least one of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, woven polytetrafluoroethylene, and non woven polytetrafluoroethylene. A coating is formed on at least a portion of the porous membrane. The coating has hydrophilic properties and includes at least one of... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (23437) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20080011677 - Wastewater treating system: A wastewater treating system includes: a vessel defining a vessel space therein, the vessel space being partitioned into an activated sludge zone that is adapted to receive waste water and a body of an activated sludge therein, and a coarse filtering zone that is disposed downstream of and that is... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.

20080011678 - Process for separating a fluoroolefin from hf by liquid-liquid extraction: Disclosed is a process for separating fluoroolefin from a composition comprising HF and fluoroolefin, said process comprising extracting said composition with an extractant. Also disclosed is a composition comprising HF, at least one fluoroolefin, and at least one extractant.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20080011679 - Method and installation for treating an aqueous effluent, in order to extract at least one dissolved gaseous compound; application to aquaculture in recirculated aqueous medium: s

20080011680 - Membrane separation process using mixed vapor-liquid feed: The present invention pertains to a process for the separation of aromatics from a feed stream, including aromatics and non-aromatics by selectively permeating the aromatics through a membrane comprising feeding a mixed phase vapor-liquid feed to a membrane wherein said liquid phase preferentially wets the surface of the membrane.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20080011681 - Desalination method: 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.... Agent: Ruden, Mcclosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A.

20080011682 - Method and device for downgrading at least one component of a fluid medium: The invention relates to a method for the depletion of at least one component of a fluid medium, with the concentration of the at least one component to be depleted being increased before its depletion. The invention further relates to an apparatus for the depletion of at least one component... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20080011683 - Method and system to remove agent from liquid phase: A system and method to remove a polluting agent or contaminant, including but not limited to mercury, from the liquid phase of a process system using an adsorbent. In one exemplary embodiment, a magnetic or non-magnetic support with a chemisorbing or physisorbing sorbent is suspended in the liquid phase of... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

20080011684 - Apparatus and method for preparing platelet rich plasma and concentrates thereof: A Platelet Rich Plasma separator assembly is disclosed. The assembly can include a cylindrical outer wall closed at the top by an upper plate and closed at the bottom. A bottom plate having an upper surface sloped down to a central opening. The top edge of the inner wall terminates... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080011685 - Water-softening product, its preparation and its use: A process for the preparation of a water-softening product, the process comprises: d) distributing onto a first web up to 1300 gm−2 of a water-softening composition; e) sealing a second web to the first web; and cutting the combined first and second webs to form the water-softening product in the... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus

20080011686 - Method and composition for removing contaminants from an aqueous solution: A method of removing contaminants from an aqueous solution comprising contacting the aqueous solution with limestone particles coated with iron oxyhydroxide and adsorbing the contaminants from the aqueous solution onto the particle... Agent: Rohm And Haas Company Patent Department

20080011687 - Silica scale inhibition: A method of inhibiting silica/silicate scale in aqueous systems is disclosed which comprises the addition to an aqueous system of a scale inhibiting amount of an ester of (A) a carboxylic acid functional polymer obtained by polymerizing an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic monomer or copolymerizing the ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic monomer with... Agent: Mialeeka Williams Rhodia Inc.

20080011688 - Directional microporous diffuser and directional sparging: A method for treating contaminates includes emitting plural streams of a fluid into a soil formation with the streams having different radii of influences in different directions. A direction microporous diffuser includes a holder member having plural compartments and plural hollow, elongated members having porous sidewalls, the plural hollow, elongated... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080011689 - Desalination on an offshore apparatus: 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.... Agent: Ruden, Mcclosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A.

20080011690 - Treatment composition for recreational water: The present invention is directed to a treatment composition for recreational water, comprising a high molecular weight water soluble resin composition made from long chain alkoxylated polymers or co-polymers that impart emollient properties to the recreational water, as well as articles of manufacture comprising packaging material and the treatment composition... Agent: Wiggin And Dana LLP Attention: Patent Docketing

20080011691 - Method for removing leukocyte and filter for use therein: A leukocyte-removing filter, characterized in that it comprises a filter material having a vertical permeation coefficient (kx) of 0.5×10−12 to 2.0×10−12 m2 and a ratio (ky/kx) of a horizontal permeation coefficient (ky) to kx of 0.5 to 1.5; and a method for removing leukocytes using said filter. The above leukocyte-removing... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20080011692 - Cyclonic particle separator for fuel systems: A cyclonic separator (10) separates contaminants from liquid fuel. The separator includes a body (12) having a base portion (14) and sidewall structure (16) extending from the base portion. The base portion and sidewall structure define an internal volume (V). An inlet port (18) in the body communicates with the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080011693 - Self-cleaning waste-water device and method: A self-cleaning waste-water treatment device and method having a housing; a waste-water inlet; a coalescing plate interceptor removably mounted within the housing comprising a plurality of corrugated separator plates each having apertures therein, for receiving the waste-water and for separating, via specific gravity, hydrocarbon-based contaminants from the waste-water; at least... Agent: Ming Li

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20080006566 - 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: Christopher Gillis

20080006567 - Advanced purification system utilizing closed water area by hollow water area (utsuro): For purification of a water area, a closed water area enclosed by a dike, an embankment, a shoal, or a land area is formed outside a hollow water area formed by a contact oxidation dike having multigaps so as to provide a purification water pool having a retention capacity that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20080006568 - Grate cover apparatus and method: The present invention relates to a temporary grate cover apparatus for placement over a storm water grate to filter sediment and trash from entering the storm drain during a construction project and to a method of making and attaching a storm water grate cover to a storm water grate.... Agent: William M. Hobby, Iii

20080006569 - Protein skimmer: A protein skimmer for filtering and cleaning water in an aquarium having a foam generating assembly having an air chamber (73) and a nozzle (74) in the air chamber, the nozzle being provided with a plurality of air holes (741) and being connected to an inlet tube (71), the inlet... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20080006570 - Low hydraulic resistance cartridge: A cartridge for treating medical or biological fluid includes a first cap having an inlet for the fluid, a container including a plurality of compartments and a second cap including an outlet for the fluid, wherein each compartment contains a plurality of particles, wherein the fluid is adapted to flow... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20080006571 - Method and apparatus for treatment of wastewater employing membrane bioreactors: Methods and apparatus employing membrane filtration in biodegradation processes for treatment of wastewater are described. An ultrafilter is described as well as a bioreactor system having an equalization system, a membrane bioreactor system, and a controller. Aeration systems for a membrane bioreactor, such as a mixer, and an ultrafilter subsystem... Agent: Howrey LLP

20080006572 - Device for the treatment of fluids: A device is provided for fluid treatment, in particular for waste water treatment. The fluid is led along a surface (3) coated with biological material. A wiper element (5) is provided, which brushes the surface (3) not as a whole, but in paths. The path course is selected such that... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.

20080006573 - Exchangeable filter: An exchangeable filter (10), e.g. for filtering lubricating oil in internal combustion engines, having a housing (11) including a vessel (12), a lid (13) and a seal (25). A filter element (21) is situated inside the housing (11) in such a way that an oil inlet (18) is sealingly separated... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20080006574 - Membrane structure and method of making: A membrane structure is provided. The membrane structure includes a first layer having a plurality of pores; and a second layer disposed on, the first layer. The second layer has a plurality of unconnected pores. At least a portion of the plurality of unconnected pores of the second layer is... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20080006575 - Filter casette consisting a housing surrounding a folded carpet with spacers between parallel opposite filter carpet parts: In a filter unit with a folded filter mat that has spacing devices between parallel opposing parts of the filter mat, the contaminants (e.g. liquids) that have been filtered out collect at the bottom of the unit. The air flowing through the unit is capable of sucking up contaminant liquids... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20080006576 - Aquarium purifier and aquarium purification method: The aquarium purifier of the invention includes a microaerophilic treatment tank and an aerobic treatment tank which microbiologically treat discharged water from an aquarium. Air in the discharged water is naturally deaerated in an introduction passage for the discharged water of the aquarium, the introduction passage communicating with the microaerophilic... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20080006577 - Method and apparatus for wastewater treatment using nitrogen/phosphorous removal process combined with floatation separation of activated sludge: A method and an apparatus for wastewater treatment using a nitrogen/phosphorus removal process combined with a floatation separation of sludge that is replaced by the gravity settling secondary clarifier are provided for effectively removing organic substances, nitrogen, phosphorus, granular substances and the like from wastewater. Al or Fe electrode plate... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20080006578 - Method and apparatus for pervaporation control in chromatographic systems: A method for controlling pervaporation through a membrane includes assessing the vapor pressure of each component material of a mobile phase disposed on a retentate side of the membrane, and maintaining a designed environment on a permeate side of the membrane. The environment maintained on the permeate side of the... Agent: Haugen Law Firm Pllp

20080006579 - Processing of reaction solutions from whole-cell biotransformations: A product is enriched by a method for the processing of a reaction solution, in which: a) a pH value of the reaction solution is adjusted to less than 4; wherein said reaction solution comprises a whole-cell catalyst, an aqueous component, and an organic component, wherein the organic component contains... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080006580 - Method for removing impurities from a fibrous suspension: Method and apparatus for removing impurities from a fibrous suspension. The method includes conducting a fibrous suspension stream into an inflow chamber of a pressurized screen, concentrating portions of the fibrous suspension stream to be removed in front of a screen basket, discharging the concentrated portions in an overflow stream,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20080006581 - method for separation and enrichment of phosphopeptides: The present invention relates to phosphopeptide isolation and enrichment, particularly to a highly selective and specific phosphopeptide enrichment method. The method mentioned in the invention is based on the strong interaction between zirconium phosphonate and phosphopeptide. Zirconium phosphonate is immobilized on the surface of matrix for phosphopeptide enrichment. Zirconium phosphonate... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20080006582 - Method for preparing and use of a composition for control of microbial contamination in drinking water: Disclosed is a method and composition useful for controlling microbial contamination in drinking water produced from condensation. The composition comprises a zeolite which is modified to introduce zinc by ion exchange. The method comprises passing drinking water produced from condensation through a column packed with the modified zeolite.... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20080006583 - Uv light redundancy system: An effluent treatment control system comprising a sensor that determines when a primary ultraviolet lamp disposed in a first flow path of an effluent fails. The system also includes a controller that, upon receiving a signal from the sensor, automatically turns on a backup ultraviolet lamp disposed in a second... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20080006584 - Treatment of a waste stream through production and utilization of oxyhydrogen gas: Methods and systems for treating a waste stream in a waste treatment system involve performing a unit process of the waste treatment system by contacting the waste stream with oxyhydrogen-rich gas generated on-site by an oxyhydrogen gas generator that implements water dissociation technology. The oxyhydrogen gas generator involves applying a... Agent: Integral Intellectual Property Inc.

20080006585 - Process for conditioning sewage sludge: A method of treating sewage sludge that has a solids concentration of about 18-35% by weight includes treating the sewage sludge with sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, or a combination thereof to increase its pH to at least about 12, and treating the sewage sludge with calcium oxide. The treatment of... Agent: Kloss Stenger Kroll Lotempio

20080006586 - Method and apparatus for the production and delivery of monochloramine into water streams: Monochloramine is efficiently manufactured by introducing controlled quantities of an ammonia source and a chlorine source in a small side-stream of water in a small diameter pipe under turbulent flow conditions. The ammonia source and chlorine source can be injected in either order and are separated by a sufficient distance... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20080006587 - Method and apparatus for transfer of carbon dioxide gas to an aqueous solution: A method and apparatus are disclosed for injection of carbon dioxide into a process water stream. The method and apparatus allow carbon dioxide injection using any line pressure as it normally exists in a target water stream and produces superior mixing and carbon dioxide transfer results. The benefits of this... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20080006588 - Ultra compact cyclonic flotation system: A cyclonic flotation system may be used to separate oil, grease, solids and other suspended matter from produced water by a combination of flotation and centrifugation in a separator cyclone. The cyclonic flotation system has a higher capacity-to-footprint ratio compared to conventional apparatus resulting in reduced weight and cost. The... Agent: Cooper Cameron Corporation

20080006589 - Process for in-situ cleaning of drinking water filtration media: The present invention provides a process to clean water filtration media in a filtration bed. The process includes applying a granular cleaner to the water filtration media and applying an activator to the water filtration media. This causes a chemical reaction between the granular cleaner, activator and water filtration media... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

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