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20080230450 - Filtration system for preparation of fluids for medical applications: Systems, methods, and devices for preparation of water for various uses including blood treatment are described. In embodiments, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by gravity feed, through various filtration elements from a fluid source to a treatment fluid container The latter forms a batch that may be... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20080230451 - Ion exchange cartridge: The invention provides an ion exchange cartridge (13), in particular for a domestic appliance that comprises between a water inlet (1A) and a water outlet (2A) a weak acid ion exchanger in the H+ form (5), followed by a strong acid ion exchanger in the Na+ form (7). This cartridge... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080230452 - Spool valve: A spool valve includes a sleeve, a spool and a filter. The sleeve is configured into a generally tubular form and has an opening, which communicates between inside and outside of the sleeve. The spool is axially slidably supported in the sleeve to change an opening degree of the opening... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080230453 - Pool skimmer debris gate: The invention provides a shield for attachment to a swimming pool skimmer to prevent debris in the pool water from entering the skimmer. The skimmer shield has a closure member in the form of a door that can be opened or closed to allow unrestricted flow into the skimmer when... Agent: Lynn E Barber
20080230454 - Pool filter: A pool filter for use in pool piping or other fluid conveyance system. The pool filter may include a housing defining a fluid chamber for receiving one or more filters. Multiple openings may be defined in the housing for receiving and removing fluid from the fluid chamber. The openings may... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080230455 - Pool filter: A pool filter for use in pool piping or other fluid conveyance system. The pool filter may include a housing defining a fluid chamber for receiving one or more filters. Multiple openings may be defined in the housing for receiving and removing fluid from the fluid chamber. The openings may... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080230456 - Wastewater evaporating treatment & disposal system: A system that treats wastewater by subjecting it to a heat source and destroying the microbes present therein and disposes of the wastewater to the atmosphere through evaporation. The components of the system are designed for in-ground or below-grade placement for aesthetic purposes and to eliminate a need for separate... Agent: Matthew G. Moore
20080230457 - Liquid tank and liquid circulation apparatus: In a liquid tank, a sectional area of a liquid flow path when viewed in a liquid circulation direction is set large when a contact angle between a liquid and a tank body is large, and the liquid in circulation is not in contact with the upper lid member.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080230458 - Vortex structure for high throughput continuous flow separation: A system to facilitate separation and concentration of particles based on centrifugal force on suspended particles, including biological matter, which are made to flow in a vortex structure is provided. The centrifugal force urges larger particles to collect along outer portions of the vortex flow. Conversely, within a vortex structure,... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20080230459 - Enhancing water mobility using low frequency pulses: A method to enhance water flow through a medium includes positioning like poles of two magnets adjacent to create a magnetic flux field at a region corresponding to a position at which the like poles are adjacent, maintaining pressure sufficient to at least partially overcome a quiescent-repulsive force between the... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20080230460 - Screen nozzle: A screen nozzle for a media extention screen is disclosed which includes a nipple, a bottom cover, a top cover, and a cylindrical screen element sandwiched between the top and bottom covers. The top cover is secured to the bottom cover by means of a threaded rod extending from either... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20080230461 - Filter press with novel filter pack clamping arrangement: The invention provides a novel filter press comprising: a support frame; a plurality of filter plates mounted adjacent one another on the support frame, the filter plates being displaceable between an inoperative position wherein adjacent filter plates are spaced apart, and an operative position wherein adjacent filter plates abut to... Agent: Nath & Associates
20080230462 - Collapsible colander & bowl: A collapsible container consists of three parts: a rigid top rim, a flexible center band a rigid base. This combination of sections allows the container to easily collapse to about one-third of its original height. The container is also quite stable when expanded and is self-supporting. In various embodiments of... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20080230463 - Density current baffle for a clarifier tank: A density current baffle for use in a clarifier tank maintains a first baffle portion having a lower end, an upper end and an intermediate central portion. The lower end of the baffle portion is coupled to a side wall of the clarifier tank and the upper end of the... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20080230464 - Two sided conductive filtration media: A conductive filtration media having a textile substrate (with a defined first side and a second side and a machine and cross-machine direction), where the conductive pattern on the first side is in registration with the conductive pattern on the second side of the textile substrate. The conductive pattern has... Agent: Legal Department (m-495)
20080230465 - Methods and apparatus for creating particle derivatives of hdl with reduced lipid content: The present invention is directed to systems, apparatus and methods for creating derivatives of at least one form of HDL without substantially affecting LDL. These derivatives of HDL are particles with reduced lipid content, particularly reduced cholesterol content. These particles have the capacity to bind cholesterol and are administered to... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20080230466 - Submerged hollow fiber membrane module: Disclosed is a submerged hollow fiber membrane module which is easy to expand, has a small installation area, and exhibits excellent contamination prevention and durability. The submerged hollow fiber membrane module comprises: (I) a module body divided into two portions which has a permeated water collection space (5) and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080230467 - Filter device: An end cap for a filter device is also provided which as an inflow or outflow chamber adjacent to an essentially circular or semicircular channel designed to be open in the direction of the ends of the hollow fibers of a hollow fiber bundle arranged in a filter device casing... Agent: Richard L. Mayer, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon
20080230468 - High flowrate filter for inkjet printhead: A filter for an inkjet printer that has a chamber divided into an upstream section and a downstream section by a filter membrane. An inlet conduit establishes fluid communication between an ink supply and the upstream section. An outlet conduit establishes fluid communication between the downstream section and a printhead.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20080230469 - Drain filter assembly: The disclosure relates to a drain filter assembly that attempts to prevent drain blockages from forming by collecting particles such as food, hair and lint prior to entering the drain. In one embodiment, the filter assembly for filtering fluid passing into a drain comprises a housing and a filter. The... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080230470 - Filter module and process for manufacture of same: The present invention provides a filter module comprising a body of wound layers of a sheet material, said sheet material having a plurality of openings formed therein, said openings forming two types of channels within the wound layers of sheet material of said body, said channels extending in a direction... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080230471 - Functional filter medium: This invention relates to functional nonwoven filter media provided by radiation-induced graft copolymerization and its production method. Meltblown type of nonwoven (Meltblown) comprised of fine fibers, less than 8 micron in diameter, of polyolefin or polyamide is chosen as the suitable grafting trunk polymer. The production methods are composed of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080230472 - Wastewater purification system: An object of the present invention is to provide a control method, for a wastewater purification system, where the status of a wastewater purification system employing a batch activated sludge process is accurately understood by analyzing the data waveforms of DO, ORP and pH. In the control method for a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080230473 - Extracorporeal blood filter system: A blood filter system used for the sequential filtering of blood while actively removing air bubbles and debris comprising a filter housing with unique conical, or cylindrical shape, a flared inlet port, a unique up and down blood flow path, a multi-stage sequential filter assembly, an active air purge assembly... Agent: Daniel Herbst
20080230474 - System and method for filtering water and/or wastewater: A filter system for filtering water and/or wastewater that includes a roughing filter followed by a polishing filter where the roughing filter is an upflow filter and the polishing filter is a membrane filter. The upflow filter includes a filter bed formed from one or more layers of media. The... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC
20080230475 - Filter for the removal of substances from blood products: A filter device for the depletion of the leukocyte content from blood products comprising: a porous element comprising at least one fibrous web having a pore size suitable for leukocyte removal (possibly the range for the pore size should be defined), said web comprising fibres of a hydrophobic polymer coated... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20080230477 - Blast energy accumulator and energy conversion device and method: An energy accumulator includes a blast chamber, an explosive charge and a detonator that explodes the charge within the blast chamber. A piston forms part of the blast chamber and connects to an energy accumulator or potential energy storage device such as a spring. When an explosive charge is detonated,... Agent: Bradley D. Goldizen
20080230476 - Method and system for increasing recovery and preventing precipitation fouling in pressure-driven membrane processes: The invention provides a process for purifying water containing soluble species capable of forming one or more sparingly soluble salts or minerals, said process comprising feeding a pressurized water stream into a treatment zone having one or more membranes disposed therein, passing said stream along said membrane(s) to recover a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080230478 - Regeneration of a chromatography matrix: The present invention relates to a process of regenerating a separation matrix, such as a chromatography matrix, comprising adsorption of at least one target molecule by contacting a mobile phase comprising at target molecule(s) with a matrix; removal of unbound material by washing the matrix; elution of target molecule(s) by... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department
20080230479 - Liquid chromatograph control apparatus and method: A liquid chromatograph control apparatus for controlling the solvent mixing ratios of liquid chromatography, comprising a storage means for storing the correspondence relationship between the plural discrete Rf values obtained by thin layer chromatography performed on respective samples at a preset solvent mixing ratio and the appropriate sequences of solvent... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080230480 - Method for extracting lactic acid from aqueous suspensions: The invention relates to a method for the continuous extraction of lactic acid from an aqueous suspension containing solids. According to said method, the aqueous suspension containing solids is brought into contact, in a counter-current, with an organic solvent that is partially miscible with water, in a column provided with... Agent: Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione
20080230481 - Process for the removal of catalytic metals and promoter metals from carbonylation process streams: A process for the selective removal of Group VIII carbonylation catalyst metals and/or promoter metals from liquid compositions comprising a carbonylation product, the Group VIII carbonylation catalyst metals and/or promoter metals, corrosion metals and optionally alkali or alkaline earth metals. The process comprises contacting the liquid composition with a chelating... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080230483 - Disposable organoclay cartridge: A disposable cartridge for the removal of contaminant particles having a diameter of less than about 0.5 millimeter from an aqueous stream is provided. The cartridge includes a substantially cylindrical chamber filled with a non-swelling organoclay, and end fittings designed for removable insertion into a flow channel carrying the aqueous... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
20080230484 - Process for treating sludge and manufacturing bioorganically-augmented high nitrogen-containing inorganic fertilizer: The invention describes a new method for treating sludge, which can result in the production of high nitrogen organically-augmented inorganic fertilizer that incorporates municipal sludges or biosolids or organic sludges that can compete with traditional fertilizers such as ammonium phosphate, ammonium sulfate and urea on the commodity fertilizer marketplace. The... Agent: James Remenick Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP
20080230485 - Method and apparatus for wastewater treatment: A method for removal of foam from at least one foam accumulation region in a wastewater treatment facility, the method including causing the foam to flow from the at least one foam accumulation region into at least one foam collector and removing the foam from the at least one foam... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080230486 - Method and apparatus for liquid purification: A method for modifying contaminants in a liquid comprising a reaction chamber where the liquid interacts with an ionization reaction material which causes contaminants to reduce or oxidize into harmless compounds.... Agent: John K. Mccormick
20080230487 - Chemical process: A novel chemical process has been developed for the first time for the disposal of greases and manufacture of industrial fuels therefrom. Details of the method for disposing by the new chemical approach have been described. The “degrading agent” used in this method ruptures soap matrices and helps the separation... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20080230489 - Device for removing non-dissolved impurities from liquids: A device for use in the removal of unwanted solids from stormwater drainage systems is disclosed. The device (1) comprises a lower unit (6) and an upper unit (7). The lower unit (6) is a substantially rectangular open-topped housing with tapering sides (8, 9) to its base (10). The upper... Agent: Defillo & Associates, Inc.
20080230488 - Pleated, crossflow fluid treatment elements, methods for making them, and methods for treating cellular solutions: Fluid treatment elements and methods for treating fluids may be used to treat fluids, including gases, liquids, or mixtures of gases, and/or solids, in a crossflow mode of operation. For example, some fluid treatment elements and methods may be used to remove one or more substances from the fluid and... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080230490 - Microfluidic device for inducing separations by freezing and associated method: A microfluidic device is provided for inducing the separation of constituent elements from a microfluidic sample by introducing phase changes in the microfluidic sample while contained in a microfluidic channel in the device. At least a portion of the microfluidic sample is frozen to cause fractional exclusion of the constituent... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20080230491 - Apparatus and methods for remediating drill cuttings and other particulate materials: Apparatus for separating liquids, such as oils from solids, such as drill cuttings, comprises a decanter-type centrifuge. In example implementations the centrifuge has a bowl angle of four degrees or less and a low fluid depth of two inches or less. A material conveyor such as an auger is provided... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20080230492 - System and method for replacing resist filter to reduce resist filter-induced wafer defects: System and method for replacing a resist filter in such a manner as to reduce filter-induced wafer defects are described. In one embodiment, the system comprises a filtration system connected to a dispenser, the filtration system comprising a filter; and a switch connected to the filter for selectively connecting the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP
20080230493 - Oil filter drain tool: The invention is a handheld device for puncturing oil filters and thus allowing more retained oil to drain from used filters. An oil filter has several internal chambers filled with oil which do not drain by gravity from the filter unless the sidewall of the filter is punches. The device... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP09/18/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by title and patent number
20080223771 - Visually color coded water treatment chemicals: The present invention relates to swimming pools and other pools of standing water, and in particular to a dispensing unit that distributes a desired chemical solution that maintains the desired water chemistry of the pool or spa, the chemical solution being color coded with a water soluble colorant or dye... Agent: Clifford G. Frayne
20080223772 - Purification device: A fluid purification device comprises a tubular porous plastics filter member coated with a chemically treated resin whose side walls define an inner channel leading at one end to an outlet. The arrangement of the device is such that, in use, fluid is purified by passing through the resin coated... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20080223773 - Rotary fan press: A system (10) for extracting liquid from a mass comprising a portable platform (12) having an upper surface (14), a system mass input (16), a polymer feeding and blending system (18) on the upper surface (14), a liquid extraction assembly (40) on the upper surface (14), and piping (22) having... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20080223774 - Mounting device for a filter: A mounting device for a filter has a distributor and a connecting member. The distributor has a base and a tube. The base has a top surface, an annular surface, a tube mount formed in the top surface and an outlet formed radially in base and communicating with the tube... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20080223775 - Water purifying device: A water purifying device includes a filter unit that can be easily coupled and separated. The water purifying device includes a filter unit to filter out impurities from water passing therethrough and a connection unit connected to the filter unit to transmit water from the outside to the filter unit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080223776 - Filtration unit for the selective elimination of a target substance: A filtration unit for the selective elimination of a target substance from a biological fluid comprising an external envelope, wherein the envelope encloses a filtering medium comprising: an upstream structure for eliminating at least the target substance comprising a stack of layers that are arranged to allow the flow of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. One Shell Plaza
20080223777 - Apparatus for sieving and fluid separation and a method of using same: The present invention describes an apparatus (1) for the sieving and fluid separation of a material containing fractions of a solid and fluid, the material being placed on an upper side of at least one sieving element (13), and the apparatus (1) being provided with at least one fluid-flow-generating device... Agent: Gable & Gotwals
20080223778 - Strainer and control valve: The present invention prevents foreign matter from infiltrating into a control valve and enables reduction in the cost of the valve. A strainer is mounted on an attachment portion of a valve sleeve, and a valve spool is disposed in the sleeve so as to be free to slidably advance... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080223779 - Low head loss modular suction strainer with contoured surfaces: A strainer for an emergency core cooling system (ECCS) in a nuclear power plant comprises a perforated strainer element that is immersed in a reservoir of cooling water, which is drawn through the strainer element into the emergency core cooling system. The side of the strainer element in contact with... Agent: David M Quinlan, PC
20080223780 - Lubricating oil conditioning filter containing improved pelletized conditioner: An improved oil filter, for use with an internal combustion engine, comprises a hollow filter housing defining a chamber therein and having an inlet and an outlet with a flow path therebetween; a mechanically active filter member disposed inside the filter housing in the flow path; and a chemically active... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080223781 - Filter module and process for manufacture of same: The present invention provides a filter module comprising a body of wound layers of a sheet material, said sheet material having a plurality of openings formed therein, said channels within the wound layers of sheet material of said body, said channels extending in a direction from the inner peripheral surface... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080223782 - Pressurized biological waste water purification process: There is provided a reaction system capable of, in the feeding of liquid stored after gas-liquid mixing into waste water to be treated of a reaction tank, conditioning the interior of the reaction tank to a pressurized state so as to simultaneously accomplish enhancement of utilization efficiency of gas phase... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20080223783 - High performance, energy efficient system and method for wastewater treatment with resource recovery and reduced residual solids generation: A wastewater treatment system is provided including an aerobic membrane bioreactor and an anaerobic digester system connected to receive wasted solids continuously from the aerobic membrane bioreactor and also connected to return effluent from the anaerobic digester system continuously to the aerobic membrane bioreactor. Further, a process is provided for... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20080223784 - Method and arrangement for processing nitrogen-concentrated effluents in a sequential fractionated cycle biological reactor: The invention relates to a method for processing nitrogen-concentrated effluents by ammonia oxidation into nitrites followed by nitrite denitritation in a gaseous nitrogen in a sequential biological reactor (1) consisting in pouring a processable effluent volume in to the reactor by successive volume fractions, in dividing the entire processing cycle... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20080223785 - Ionic polymer membranes: Compositions and processes are disclosed for economical separation of fluid mixtures. Broadly, the present invention discloses ionic polymer compositions that are useful for perm-selective membrane separations. More particularly, ionic polymers of the invention comprise a plurality of repeating structural units having as a constituent part thereof organic ionic moieties consisting... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20080223786 - Methods and devices using a shrinkable support for porous monolithic materials: Articles of manufacture and devices and methods of forming and using the same are provided, wherein the article comprises a porous inorganic substrate contained in or bounded by a support made from an inorganic material are provided, wherein said porous substrate and support are heated to a temperature effective to... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department
20080223787 - Membrane based volatile component-removal devices for liquid chromatography: In a liquid chromatographic system, removing at least part of a volatile component from the liquid sample stream after separation by flowing it through a volatile component-removal device including a porous wall having a surface coating of a permeable polymer less than 10 μm thick. A liquid chromatographic system suitable... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
20080223788 - Aerobic spa system: An aerobic spa system comprising a water source providing water, an ozone source providing ozone, an ozone introduction mechanism adapted to introduce at least some of the ozone into the water, an ozone saturation mechanism adapted to cause at least some of the ozone to be dissolved into the water,... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20080223789 - Material and a method for removing oxo-anions and metal cations from a liquid: A material for removing oxo-anions and metal cations from a liquid. This material is characterized in that it comprises hyperthermophilic ferritin. The present invention also relates to a method for removing at least one of oxo-anions and metal cations from a liquid. This method is characterized in that a material... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20080223790 - Desalination scale inhibitors: A method and composition for processing natural water such as seawater, brackish, and estuarine water wherein the water is concentrated with or without heating comprising adding to the water (I) a water-soluble polymeric phosphonate and (II) a water-soluble polycarboxylate to control scale formation and deposition. Optionally a water-soluble poly[isopropenylphosphonic acid]... Agent: General Electric Company Global Patent Operation
20080223791 - Method for treating feedwater: A method for treating feedwater is provided. The method includes steps of introducing a treatment composition into a feedwater stream to provide a treated feedwater stream containing scale inhibitor at a concentration of at least about 0.1 ppm, and combining the treated feedwater stream with a detersive composition. The scale... Agent: Ecolab Inc.
20080223792 - Apparatus and process for the incorporation of a dry treatment product into a liquid waste: A flow-through mixing apparatus for incorporating a dry treatment product into a waste stream. The apparatus comprises a pump for directing a liquid waste from a storage pit/tank, a mixer that receives the liquid waste from the pump, and a valve downstream of the mixer for either recirculating the liquid... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20080223793 - Treatment of particulate biodegradable organic waste by thermal hydrolysis using condensate recycle: A method of treating particulate biodegradable organic waste by thermal hydrolysis. The method includes subjecting a quantity of the particulate biodegradable waste to thermal hydrolysis at a temperature above about 130° C. and a pressure at or above the saturated water vapor pressure to produce a slurry. The slurry will... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.
20080223795 - Membranes for nanometer-scale mass fast transport: Nanoporous membranes comprising single walled, double walled, and multiwalled carbon nanotubes embedded in a matrix material were fabricated for fluid mechanics and mass transfer studies on the nanometer scale and commercial applications. Average pore size can be 2 nm to 20 nm, or seven nm or less, or two nanometers... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080223794 - Pillar structure for separating or capturing target substance: A structure having an opening communicating with an inner space is adapted for separating or capturing a substance introduced from the opening into the inner space. The structure comprises a hollow member having the inner space with the opening and plural pillars positioned mutually separately in the inner space. The... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080223796 - Process and device for separation of liquids emulsified in mixtures of liquids and gases dissolved in mixtures of liquids and gases by localized pressure reduction: A process and a device implementing the process, for separating fluids in emulsion and/or in solution, and/or for low pressure distillation, in particular of water and/or gaseous hydrocarbons dissolved in crude petroleum, and/or for separation of crude petroleum droplets emulsified in water, to obtain water with necessary characteristics for its... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080223797 - Filters with improved media utilization and methods of making and using same: Multi-core solid profile filter media blocks include multiple sub-blocks, which may be formed by providing a block with multiple interior cavities extending deep into the block, to allow water to flow deep inside the filter block to access the media of the sub-block (in the case wherein the cavities are... Agent: Pedersen & Company, PLLC
20080223798 - Apparatus and system for displacing gas in a biological fluid processing system: A biological fluid processing apparatus (50) including a biological fluid processing loop (75) for displacing air in a closed system while processing biological fluid, preferably, whole blood, is disclosed.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd09/11/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by title and patent number
20080217220 - Combination liquid chlorinator and bio stimulated fertilizer feeder: A dispensing device for dispensing media and disinfectant includes a media housing, a disinfectant housing, a media input port formed on the media housing for accepting media fluid, a disinfectant input port formed on the disinfected housing for accepting disinfectant fluid, a disinfectant mixer for mixing the media fluid and... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.
20080217221 - Combination liquid chlorinator and bio stimulated fertilizer feeder with improved media release: A dispensing device for dispensing media and disinfectant includes a media housing, a disinfectant housing, a media input port formed on the media housing for accepting media fluid, a disinfectant input port formed on the disinfected housing for accepting disinfectant fluid, a disinfectant mixer for mixing the media fluid and... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.
20080217222 - Continuous membrane filter separation of suspended particles in closed circuit: A modular unit apparatus for continuous separation of suspended particles from feed solutions or fluids by a consecutive sequential process in closed circuit that comprises, a closed circuit system comprising cross flow membrane filter modules having their respective inlets and outlets connected in parallel with each said module comprising a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c.
20080217223 - Filtration device for surface treatment liquid: A filtration device for a surface treatment liquid, in which deposited precipitates can be quickly transferred regardless of the magnitude of the diameter, material, and the like, of particles contained in a used surface treatment liquid. Further, the precipitates are not influenced by the flow caused by the transfer, so... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20080217224 - Drain filtration apparatus: A drain filtration apparatus including a catch basin and a filter housing. The catch basin includes a conduit extending upward from a drain opening in the catch basin, the upper vertical edge of the conduit being lower than the opening of the catch basin. The filter housing is removably securable... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson Pc
20080217225 - Aquarium having improved filtration system with neutral buoyancy substrate, pump and sediment removal system: An aquarium which includes a tank having a pump and an under gravel filter disposed in the tank below the pump and a sediment removal system for collecting and removing sediment which passes through the under gravel filter. The under gravel filter includes a hollow bubble dispersing base plate having... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080217226 - Ornamental pond filter apparatus: According to a first aspect of the instant invention, there is provided herein a new solids separator which will preferably be used in conjunction with a skimmer/filter combination of the sort traditionally utilized in ornamental ponds. According to a second aspect of the instant invention, there is provided herein an... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens
20080217227 - Apparatus for separating a light fluid from a heavy one and/or removing sediment from a fluid stream: An input chamber receives runoff water to be cleaned. Part of the way up the chamber wall is a restricted outlet which feeds a system for cleaning the water. At a still higher elevation another opening allows runoff water to flow to another cleaning system. Near the top of the... Agent: William D. Hall
20080217228 - Oil-water separator: An oil-water separator for use in a trench, which surrounds an oilfield. The separator is positioned in the ground such that an inlet conduit extends at about the same level as the bottom of the trench. The trench water is admitted into the housing, where it contacts a plurality of... Agent: Keaty Professional Law Corporation Thomas S. Keaty
20080217229 - Vacuum skimmer for ponds and the like: A vacuum skimmer for ponds, swimming pools or similar bodies of water has housing with an intake opening and a dirt collecting container arranged downstream for collecting coarse materials. The water to be purified is sucked in through the dirt collecting container by a pump arranged downstream. The intake opening... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt
20080217230 - Water filtering method and apparatus: A “polishing” water filter for the micro-filtration of fine particles comprises a porous ceramic substrate, having an average pore size in the range of about 0.2 to about 200 microns, which is coated and impregnated with porous rice hull ash (RHA) particles that have an average particle size that is... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP
20080217231 - Component for a fluid filter, and fluid filter: The present invention relates to a fuel filter component containing a heating device for heating a fluid; a detection device for detecting a level of a further fluid, located in a reservoir; and an outlet conduit for the further fluid. The component is a one-piece component, in particular the heating... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20080217233 - Chlorinator for wastewater treatment systems002437: A chlorinator for wastewater treatment systems having a circulation pump, circulation tank, and return flow line, which includes a reservoir of disinfectant fluid and a dosage container communicating with the reservoir and the circulation tank to dispense a determined quantity of disinfectant during operation of the circulation pump. The dosage... Agent: Crain, Caton & James
20080217234 - Device for treating fluorine-containing water: There is disclosed a device for treating fluorine-containing water in which for-treatment water can be treated so as to set a fluorine concentration to a drainage standard or less without adding a reagent such as a pH adjuster to change a pH of the for-treatment water if possible. A treatment... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080217235 - Liquid filter: A liquid filter, in particular for the lubricating oil of an internal combustion engine, having a housing with an inlet and an outlet formed from a housing pot having a substantially downwardly open filter element installation opening and a screw-on cover that closes the installation opening, and a filter element... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080217236 - Cartridge type oil filter and engine cleaning device: The present invention provides a cartridge type oil filter including a case having a container section and a cover section that are integrated with each other; a filter element housed in the case; and ceramics bodies disposed at a position separated from an oil filtration surface of the filter element... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c.
20080217237 - Spin-on filter with base plate and gasket and method of assembly thereof: Baffle plate and gasket arrangements are provided. The arrangements include a baffle plate (60) and gasket (104). Preferred arrangements include the baffle plate (60) having an outer peripheral sidewall (64) defining a gasket seat, with a gasket mounted within the seat such that an axial seal is formed against an... Agent: Merchant & Gould Pc
20080217238 - Spiral filter that receives water from its top, bottom and side: A spiral filter has four layers wound around a central perforated outlet pipe. An input layer which extends not only around the outer sidewall but also to the top side and the bottom side of the filter receives the water to be filtered from all of said sides and feeds... Agent: William D. Hall
20080217239 - Liquid filtration media: A liquid filter with a composite medium that has a nanoweb adjacent to and optionally bonded to a microporous membrane. The membrane is characterized by an LRV value of 3.7 at a rated particle size, and the nanoweb has a fractional filtration efficiency of greater than 0.95 at the rated... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20080217240 - Oriented zeolite film-provided structure: An oriented zeolite membrane-provided structure comprising a support and a membrane-like, MFI type zeolite crystal (an oriented zeolite membrane) provided on the surface of the support, wherein, in the zeolite crystal, the proportion of zeolite crystals whose c-axes are oriented at an angle of 90°±33.76° relative to the surface of... Agent: Burr & Brown
20080217241 - Composite filter media and methods of manufacture: A composite filter media structure is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the composite filter media structure includes a corrugated base substrate that includes a nonwoven synthetic fabric formed by a dry-laid process that corrugates the base substrate during the forming process. The composite filter media structure also includes a nanofiber... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (23437) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20080217242 - Methods and systems for total nitrogen removal: A method and related apparatus for oxidation and reduction of a reduced aqueous nitrogen contaminant.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator
20080217243 - Method for cleaning foreign materials filtering apparatus: In a method for cleaning the foreign materials filtering, foreign materials collected in a foreign materials filtering space can be easily removed under a filter unit is separated from or is mounted at a filter cover unit. As a result, can be solved the conventional problems that a net filter... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080217244 - Water treatment method comprising a rapid settling step followed by a filtration step directly on micro- or ultra-filtration membranes, and corresponding device: A method for treating water includes directing the water to a ballasted flocculation system and mixing a coagulant, flocculant and a ballast with the water. Solids are separated from a clarified effluent at a speed greater than 15 m/h. The method further includes filtering the clarified effluent with one or... Agent: Coats & Bennett, Pllc
20080217245 - Enhanced clearance in an artificial kidney incorporating a pulsatile pump: A continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) device is provided that weighs between 2 and 10 pounds. The CRRT device can be portable, mobile or completely worn on the person of the patient. Blood and dialysate are each pumped in a pulsed or pulsatile manner through a dialyzer such that a... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20080217246 - Electrochemical detection system: An electrochemical detection system having a disposable cartridge capable of performing a plurality of assay protocols is disclosed. The cartridge includes a blister pack for the long-term storage and controlled release of multiple reagents. The blister pack is bonded to and operatively associated with a fluidic backbone for providing the... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus Pc
20080217247 - Method of separatng liquid mixture: A method of separating a liquid mixture selectively separate a substance having a molecular weight of 90 or more from a liquid mixture 31 by a separation membrane. The separation membrane is a MFI type zeolite membrane 2, the liquid mixture 31 is brought into contact with a face on... Agent: Burr & Brown
20080217250 - Flash chromatography cartridge: A low pressure liquid chromatographic cartridge is provided having a tubular polymer container adapted to receive a chromatographic packing material. The container has an outlet port located at a downstream end of the container and container threads formed on an upstream end of the container. A polymer cap having cap... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20080217249 - Method and equipment for monitoring syntrophic relations in a biological process fluid: A method and an equipment for monitoring the syntrophic relations between different parts of a bacterial consortium in the process fluid of a biological process plant, such as a biological gas plant or waste water treatment plant, through a chromatographic measurement of the content of the individual volatile fatty acids... Agent: Stites & Harbison Pllc
20080217248 - Packing system and method for chromatography columns: The invention relates to a system for packing chromatography columns with a chromatography medium and packing method for use in such columns. In particular, the invention relates to a method and system for packing chromatography columns which utilises an external drive means to compress a bed of particulate medium to... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department
20080217251 - Method of purifying immersion oil: A method of purifying immersion oil, includes bringing a liquid organic compound into contact with a solid base, wherein the solid base is barium oxide.... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080217252 - Bacteria deactivation method and apparatus: A bacteria deactivation device that has a porous medium through which water and bacteria contained in the water, like E. coli and fecal coliform, are passed. Colloidal silver within the medium deactivates bacteria that pass therethrough. The medium has a porosity up to 80% and pores sized to provide flow... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080217253 - Composition, system and method for making the composition and system and method for using the composition: A composition, a system and a method for making the composition and a system and a method for using the composition are provided. The composition, the system and the method for making the composition and the system and the method for using the composition are used to passively treat a... Agent: Patents+ Tms A Professional Corporation
20080217254 - Magnetic bead trap and mass spectrometer interface: A device and method for capture of magnetic beads in a rotary magnetic bead trap is disclosed. The device allows capture, washing, elution and ejection of beads in an automated system. Analyte is eluted in a small volume in a capillary-scale fluid system compatible with LC-MS/MS analysis.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080217255 - Methods for filtering a fluid and an apparatus and filter apparatus for performing said method: Two methods for filtering a fluid, an apparatus and a filter apparatus for performing the method are described. The fluid to be filtered is passed through at least one filter, where the flow of fluid is throttled. At least one actual value of a working parameter of the fluid is... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20080217256 - Water purification plant: A water purification unit is described having a number of sub-assemblies arranged in a more or less modular arrangement including a compression unit and a sterilization unit. The water purification unit is operated at a throughput rate less than the maximum throughput rate so that the flow rate of raw... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20080217257 - Combination physical separator and filter device to remove contaminants from stormwater runoff: An input chamber receives runoff water to be cleaned. Part of the way up the chamber wall is a restricted outlet which feeds a system for cleaning the water. At a still higher elevation another opening allows runoff water to flow to an extended detention chamber. Near the top of... Agent: William D. Hall
20080217258 - Treatment of water: A method of treating water includes introducing a chemical dispenser containing a water treatment substance, into a body of water so that the dispenser is located at a first level in the water. Water enters the dispenser through an aperture with the water coming into contact with the water treatment... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080217259 - Method and device for separating particles: The invention relates to a method and a device for separating particles using ultrasonic standing waves which are switched between two different frequencies. A second order harmonic standing wave is used together with the fundamental standing wave. If the particles are exposed to the fundamental standing wave, the forces act... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20080217260 - System and method for producing massive amounts of elemental iodine: A system and method for extracting active elemental iodine from the contact of water with stored crystal iodine and for introducing the extracted elemental iodine into a water supply line and/or otherwise making the extracted elemental iodine available for an intended use. The system operates by allowing a portion of... Agent: Daniel S. Polley, P.a.
20080217261 - Off-line treatment of hydrocarbon fluids with ozone: A system for treating recovered fluids off-line, the system including an ozone assembly and a reactor vessel operatively coupled to the ozone generator and having a reaction compartment and a settling compartment, wherein the reaction compartment is fluidly connected to a recovered hydrocarbons storage vessel and the settling compartment is... Agent: Osha Liang/mi
20080217262 - Nozzle device and nozzle for atomisation and/or filtration and methods for using the same: Nozzle device and nozzle for atomization and/or filtration as well as methods for using the same. The nozzle and nozzle device for atomization, in particular a micro-machined reinforced nozzle plate, may produce small liquid droplets in air (spray) or into a liquid (emulsion) with a narrow droplet size distribution and... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080217263 - Angiogenesis initation and growth: Methods for promoting angiogenesis comprising administering platelet-rich plasma to a site and stimulating the site with an electromagnetic field. Platelets include platelet-rich plasma and compositions can further include stem cells such as adipose stromal cells and cells derived from bone marrow aspirate. Methods also comprise isolating platelets from a patient's... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080217264 - Apparatus and method for separating and concentrating fluids containing multiple components: An apparatus is disclosed that allows for separating and collecting a fraction of a sample. The apparatus, when used with a centrifuge, allows for the creation of at least three fractions in the apparatus. It also provides for a new method of extracting the buffy coat phase from a whole... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080217265 - Apparatus and method for separating and concentrating fluids containing multiple components: An apparatus is disclosed that allows for separating and collecting a fraction of a sample. The apparatus, when used with a centrifuge, allows for the creation of at least three fractions in the apparatus. It also provides for a new method of extracting the buffy coat phase from a whole... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C09/04/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by title and patent number
20080210606 - Filtration system preparation of fluids for medical applications: Systems, methods, and devices for preparation of water for various uses including blood treatment are described. In embodiments, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by gravity feed, through various filtration elements from a fluid source to a treatment fluid container. The latter forms a batch that may be... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.
20080210607 - Filter trap for waste water: A filter trap into which waste water can be dumped to separate particulate matter from the water. A sensor senses when the liquid level in the filter trap rises above a predetermined level, and triggers an alarm to indicate the filter basket is full of particulate matter and must be... Agent: Handley Law Firm, PLLC Roger N. Chauza, PC
20080210608 - Ultraviolet radiation water treatment system: A water treatment system that performs a water purifying treatment by use of ultraviolet radiation, comprises a front stage ultraviolet radiation device for radiating ultraviolet light in a front stage process in a water purifying treatment process, a rear stage ultraviolet radiation device for radiating ultraviolet light in a rear... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080210609 - Water purification system and method, and module for the system: w
20080210610 - Apparatus for treating wastewater: The present invention relates to apparatus, methods, and applications for treating wastewater, and more particularly to biological processes for removing pollutants from wastewater. This invention further relates to apparatus and methods for growing microbes on-site at a wastewater treatment facility, and for economically inoculating sufficient microbes to solve various treatment... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080210611 - Fuel filter: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for adding a lubricating additive to a diesel fuel. In one exemplary embodiment a diesel fuel filter is provided, the diesel fuel filter comprising: a housing having at least one inlet opening and at least one outlet opening configured to define a flow... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Law Department Patent Services
20080210612 - Aquarium filter cartridge and filtration system: An aquarium filter cartridge including activated carbon or the like and a housing wherein the water traces an S-shaped path is disclosed. In the S-shaped path the water flows horizontally through a floss type filter, downward to the bottom of the housing, horizontally into the bottom of the carbon cartridge,... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20080210613 - System and method for removing dissolved contaminants, particulate contaminants, and oil contaminants from industrial waste water: A system for removing dissolved contaminants, particulate contaminants, and oil contaminants from industrial waste water, the system including a gas floatation and primary oil contaminant removal subsystem including a tank for receiving a flow of the industrial waste water and a flow of gaseous microspheres, wherein the gaseous microspheres combine... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman Intellectual Property Law Attorneys
20080210616 - Flash chromatography cartridge: A low pressure liquid chromatographic cartridge is provided having a tubular polymer container adapted to receive a chromatographic packing material. The container has an outlet port located at a downstream end of the container and container threads formed on an upstream end of the container. A polymer cap having cap... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20080210615 - Hydrophilic crosslinked polymer: The present invention relates to a hydrophilic crosslinked polymer, preferably in the form of porous particles, and to the preparation and use thereof. The polymer according to the invention is produced by polymerisation from chain-forming hydrophilic vinyl ethers and crosslinking, preferably heterocyclic divinyl ethers.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20080210614 - Separation devices and method for separating phosphorylated peptides and proteins: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to articles of manufacture, devices, methods and apparatus for performing liquid chromatography featuring a chromatographic sorbent having one or more pentafluorophenyl groups, wherein said one or more pentafluorophenyl groups are a bonded phase on a sorbent selected from the group comprising silica, organic... Agent: Waters Investments Limited C/o Waters Corporation
20080210617 - Must clarification machine: A must clarification device is provided comprising a vat into which the must is introduced in either a continuous flow or in batches. Located within a circular chamber in the vat is a turbine rotatable by external means. The must is introduced into the chamber by a centrally located pipe.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080210618 - Fuel filter: A fuel filter has a housing having an intake and an outlet. A filter element is arranged in the housing such that a filtered area is separated seal-tightly from an unfiltered area. A flow passage is provided between the unfiltered area and the filtered area. A porous filter member closes... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt
20080210619 - Constructive disposition applied to sample collector for the purposes of feces parasitological exam: The present application is about a new construction disposition applied to sample collector for the purposes of feces parasitological exams, more precisely to one new construction form which is manufactured with a reduced number of parts, helping with its low cost, since it is a product discharged after its utilization;... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20080210620 - Device for treating fluids, especially waste water, comprising a stack of disks: The invention relates to a device for treating waste water, said device comprising a closed housing (1) containing at least one stack of disks through which waste water can flow. A circulating pump is provided for pumping the fluid, said pump forming a structural unit comprising the housing (1) and... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20080210621 - Filter for cleaning machines: The invention relates to a filter insert (36, 66) for cleaning machines, in particular continuous-flow dishwashers (10), in which a batch to be cleaned runs through at least one treatment zone. The at least one treatment zone is assigned a washing tank (12). The filter insert (36) has a number... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20080210622 - Method for assembling a water filter cartridge to a water dispensing appliance: A method for assembling a water filter cartridge to a water dispensing appliance.... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20080210623 - Square mbr manifold system: A membrane module (3) comprising a plurality of porous hollow membranes (8). The membranes (8) extend between and are fixed at each end in a header (5, 6). One header (6) has one or more of openings (12) formed therein. The openings (12) are in fluid communication with a source... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20080210624 - The preparation method of exo-pressure type poly(vinylidene fluoride) hollow fiber membrane spinned utilizing a immersion-coagulation method and the product thereof: The invention relates to a preparation method of exo-pressure type poly(vinylidene fluoride) hollow fiber membrane spinned utilizing an immersion-coagulation method and the product thereof. The invention is performed mainly through the following steps: dissolving and stirring at a certain temperature to obtain a membrane forming solution; by means of a... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept
20080210625 - Micro-perforated laminae and method: A micro-perforated laminae includes a layer of material having a plurality of spaced-apart perforations, in which the total open orifice area of the perforations is about 0.1% to 17.0% of the total surface area of the layer of material. The layer of material can be a thermoplastic material, metal foil,... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law, P.A.
20080210626 - Porous cured epoxy resin: A porous object comprising a three-dimensional network skeleton of a cured epoxy resin and having interconnecting pores, characterized in that the three-dimensional network skeleton forms a non-particle-aggregation type porous object constituted of a three-dimensional branched columnar structure, the proportion of aromatic-ring-derived carbon atoms to all the carbon atoms as a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080210627 - Process for the aerobic-thermophilic stabilization and disinfection of sludge: Disclosed is a method for the aerobic-thermophilic stabilization and decontamination of sludge, in which a) raw sludge having a dry substance concentration of 3 to 7 percent by weight is fed to a first stage and remains there for an average dwell time of four to ten days at minimum... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20080210629 - Biogeochemical reactor: A new and improved in situ biogeochemical reactor, methods for constructing such reactors, and methods for using such reactors, for biodegradation, detoxification and mineralization of toxic organic and inorganic compounds, especially dioxins, in contaminated geologic settings, such as waterways is disclosed. The system includes both an anaerobic component and an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP Three Stamford Plaza
20080210630 - Methods and kits for bioremediation of contaminated soil: The present invention relates to apparatus, methods, and applications for treating wastewater, and more particularly to biological processes for removing pollutants from wastewater. This invention further relates to apparatus and methods for growing microbes on-site at a wastewater treatment facility, and for economically inoculating sufficient microbes to solve various treatment... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080210628 - Process for the biological treatment of ammonium-rich aqueous media: The invention relates to a process for the biological treatment of ammonium-rich aqueous media in the presence of ammonia oxidizing bacteria, by supplying nitrogen dioxide (NO2) into said aqueous media, thus effecting a nitrification and a denitrification, wherein further nitrogen oxide (NO) is supplied into said media such that the... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP
20080210631 - Polypeptides having an activity in the mtbe degradation path and uses thereof: The invention concerns an isolated or purified polypeptide having an activity in the MTBE degradation path, and/or at least one of the catabolic intermediates of MTBE, preferably selected from the group consisting of tert-butyl alcohol (TBA), 2-methyl 1,2-propanediol (2-M1, 2-PD), hydroxyisobutyraldehyde, hydroxyiso-butyric acid (HIBA), said polypeptide being selected from the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080210632 - Probiotic system and aquaculture devices: An aquaculture or wastewater effluent water quality device to improve water quality and food supply in an aquaculture pond or body of water by incubating beneficial microbes in a temperature controlled environment and systematically releasing them to the surrounding water, allowing the beneficial microbes to perform sanitation functions and to... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC
20080210633 - Fluid storage and purification method: A method of storing and dispensing a fluid includes providing a vessel configured for selective dispensing of the fluid therefrom. The vessel contains an ionic liquid therein. The fluid is contacted with the ionic liquid for take-up of the fluid by the ionic liquid. There is substantially no chemical change... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080210635 - Process and system for removal of contaminants from industrial streams: A method and system for removing from an aqueous system which is contaminated therewith: (1) mercury present as colloids, ions and/or organically bound compounds, and (2) hydrocarbons solubilized, dispersed, and/or emulsified in the said system. Pursuant to the invention the aqueous system to be treated (such as “produced water”) is... Agent: Klauber & Jackson
20080210636 - Fluid filter: A fluid filter comprises a filter housing, having an inlet end (202) and an outlet end (204), and a plurality of bundles of fibres (211) extending longitudinally of the housing and being secured at the inlet end. The fibres are charged with an electric or magnetic field to selectively block... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20080210637 - Adsorbent,method for producing same, and method for processing oil-containing waste water: The present invention provides an adsorbent comprising calcined coke with a BET surface area of 20 m2/g or less which is obtained by calcining a particular carbonaceous material at 1000 to 1500° C. and which is preferably obtained by calcining coal coke, petroleum coke or charcoal coke at 1000 to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080210638 - Dual injection of two polymeric filtration aids for gypsum removal from phosphoric acid/gypsum slurry: A process to improve the polymeric filtration aid performance used in removal of gypsum from phosphoric acid/gypsum slurry. A synergistic effect has been observed by using a Dual Injection method. This method more specifically involves using two polymers (A & B) of different chemistry and injecting into slurry at a... Agent: Dennis G. Lapointe Lapointe Law Group, Pl
20080210639 - On-board system and method for treating a body of water: An on-board system and method for treating lakes and ponds with chemicals is disclosed. The system is contained on a watercraft and can operate continuously without interruption. Water is pumped on board from the pond or lake and strained. Treatment product is introduced into the flow stream by a controlled... Agent: Botkin & Hall, LLP
20080210640 - Process for eliminating nitrogenous organic compounds from salt-containing water: The invention relates to a process for eliminating nitrogenous organic compounds from a salt-containing water which contains more than 0.5% by weight of salt in the form of CaCl2 or NaCl, less than 200 ppm of dissolved carbonic acid or carbonates and more than 50 ppm of nitrogenous organic compounds,... Agent: Lanxess Corporation
20080210641 - Method for controlling bacterial growth in process water: A system for reducing or preventing the growth of organisms in the process water used to coat glass fibers with a formaldehyde-free binder composition. One or more biocides is added to the process water that mitigates the growth of microbes in the water. The biocides are added in an amount... Agent: Johns Manville
20080210642 - Method for treating water, in particular drinking water, and water treatment plant: The invention concerns a water treatment method including a step of clarification, followed by an ozonization step and at least one filtration step, wherein after the clarification step (1), one fraction of the main stream of water is diverted (9); said diverted fraction of water is circulated counter-current (7) to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20080210643 - System for growing crustaceans and other fish: A recirculated marine aquaculture system for growing crustaceans within a body of water includes a wholly submerged chamber situated in the body of water having a filtering wall connecting the chamber floor and ceiling permitting water to flow from the water body into the first chamber while excluding particulate materials.... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080210644 - Blood separator and method of separating a fluid fraction from whole blood: A novel composite of glass fiber paper and reinforcing material that is useful for high speed manufacturing of devices comprising it is disclosed. The composite is formed by pressing into a glass fiber paper, having multimodal (at least bi-modal) composition, a hydrophilic reinforcing material. The composite has anisotropic separation properties... Agent: Jones Day
20080210645 - Fluid concentrator: A concentrator is used for concentrating a fluid, particularly a plasma component out of blood, for treatment of a patient. The concentrator apparatus includes a main housing defining a centrifuge chamber, that also holds the filter. The concentrator allows viewing of the fluid after centrifuging, with an outlet port positionable... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080210646 - Centrifuge rotor and method of use: The present invention is directed to a centrifuge rotor (10) having a rotor housing (14) with a substantially cylindrical in shape and having a substantially uniform opening extending through the center of the housing and along a length thereof, a rotor core (16) having a substantially cylindrical shape and sized... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLPPrevious industry: Classifying, separating, and assorting solids
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