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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090026120 - Method and apparatus for treating wastewater: This invention is directed to a wastewater treatment system having a fluidizable media carrying anoxic bacteria in a first treatment zone and a filter membrane positioned in a second treatment zone. A wastewater is contacted with the fluidizable media and further contacted with air and a filter membrane.... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP U0105

20090026121 - Air driven particle recirculator for a septic tank outlet baffle or filter assembly: An air driven particle recirculator designed to introduce air around a single or multiple compartment septic tank discharge outlet baffle or filter assembly. The air driven particle recirculator causes a movement of waste particles and suspended solids to be forced away from the inlet of the outlet baffle or filter... Agent: Craig & Craig

20090026122 - Biocompatible solid-phase microextraction coatings and methods for their preparation: A biocompatible coating for solid phase microextraction (SPME) of a small molecule from a biological matrix. The coating comprises SPME particles and a biocompatible polymer. The biocompatible polymer (e.g. polyacrylonitrile) reduces adsorption of proteins or macromolecules onto the SPME particles and allows the SPME particles to extract the small molecule... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20090026123 - System for the production of autologus platelet gel useful for the delivery of medicinal and genetic agents: A system for the production of a blood component composition is provided. The system includes a centrifuge having a blood reservoir for receiving and separating a blood sample into multiple components; a dispenser disposed outside of the centrifuge having a first collection chamber containing an activation agent and a second... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090026124 - Stack-disk filter cartridge: One embodiment is a replaceable filter cartridge including a plurality of stacked disks of filter media extending between a first endplate and a second endplate. A plurality of frame members extend axially between and connect the first endplate to the second endplate. The cartridge includes a compression assembly supported by... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090026125 - Filtering apparatus: The invention relates to a filtering apparatus in which improvement of maintenance of a driving system, reduction of the number of components, and ease of assembly are achieved. In the filtering apparatus, cylindrical or conical inner and outer screens are concentrically disposed such that centers of the inner and outer... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090026126 - Vacuum base and related methods and apparatus for vacuum filtration: Liquid filter assemblies including an upper sample reservoir, a sample filter and a lower storage bottle are supported by a vacuum base. The base has a vacuum inlet port and, for connection to the liquid filter assembly, a vacuum outlet port. A vacuum is provided through the base to below... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090026127 - Filter bowl assembly: A disposable filter bowl assembly includes i) a filter bowl; ii) a filter located in the filter bowl; and iii) a non-removable retainer ring with tabular portions engaging an annular groove internal to the filter bowl in a manner permanently securing the element in the bowl.... Agent: Christopher H. Hunter

20090026128 - High performance shaped articles, methods of making, and uses thereof: Essentially at most two-dimensional shaped article (A) comprising at least one polymer composition (C) comprising at least one high glass transition temperature sulfone polymer (P). Methods of making it and uses thereof.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090026129 - Filter element with sealing and method of producing the filter element: A filter element has a fold arrangement and a shaped seal extending about at least one section of a circumference of the fold arrangement. The shaped seal consists of a thixotropic sealing material or at least contains such a thixotropic sealing material. The thixotropic sealing material is thixotropic PUR or... Agent: Gerhard Voth

20090026130 - Spiral membrane element and process for producing the same: An object of the present invention is to provide a spiral membrane element that can form a uniform fiber reinforcement layer on an outer circumferential surface by a simple process without a great change in the materials, as well as a process for producing the same. The spiral membrane element... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090026131 - Method and apparatus for collecting and/or removing sludge: Apparatus for removing solids such as sludge from a liquid reservoir comprising a float, a suction head assembly carrying a pump, and elongated guides interconnecting the suction head assembly and float. The float also carries a winch for raising and lowering the suction head assembly. The guides are slidably engaged... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20090026132 - Omni rsf™ treatment system for enhanced water and wastewater nutrient removal: Disclosed is a wastewater treatment apparatus utilizing time tested techniques for recirculating media treatment with proprietary advancements to produce a system capable of nitrifying and denitrifying wastewater through the use of passive calcium carbonate and organic carbon feed systems. By creating aerobic and anaerobic zones and the ability to monitor... Agent: Matthew C. Costa

20090026133 - Systems and methods for treatment of wastewater: Systems and methods to treat wastewater are described herein. A wastewater treatment system may include a primary treatment system, a secondary treatment system, a disinfection treatment system, a solids treatment system, one or more fluid treatment systems, or combinations thereof.... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090026134 - In-situ groundwater nitrification and de-nitrification remediation system: A method of in-situ groundwater nitrification, by: extracting groundwater from the ground; adding oxygen to the extracted groundwater; adding nutrients to the extracted groundwater; and injecting the groundwater back into the ground, wherein the oxygen reacts with in-situ nitrifying bacteria to oxidize ammonia to nitrate, and wherein the nutrients encourage... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090026135 - Mixed bacterial culture for atrazine degradation: The present invention provides a mixed bacterial culture, designated as the culture Atz Mix 1, which degrades atrazine at various temperatures (10° C. to 30° C.) in a wide range of atrazine concentrations (several ppb to ten thousand ppm), without formation of toxic metabolites. Atz Mix 1 is a stable... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090026136 - Method of removing oil from a mixture of tool steel swarf granular material and oil: A method of removing oil from a mixture of tool steel swarf granular material and oil. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a... Agent: Nils H. Ljungman & Associates

20090026137 - 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 0.1 at the rated... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090026138 - Process for separating at least one actinide element from lanthanide elements in an aqueous medium by sequestration and membrane filtration: l

20090026140 - Floating porous hollow fiber membrane bundle: The invention discloses a kind of porous membrane filtration component for treating water, specifically it discloses a kind of suspending porous hollow fiber membrane bundle for treating highly turbid waste water. The component includes some porous hollow fiber membrane yarns and casting heads arranged at both ends of respective yarns,... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20090026139 - Submerged cross-flow filtration: A membrane filtration module (5) of the type having a plurality of permeable, hollow membranes (6) mounted therein, wherein, in use, a pressure differential is applied across the walls of the permeable, hollow membranes (6) immersed in a liquid suspension containing suspended solids, said liquid suspension being applied to one... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090026141 - Effluent treatment process: A process for the treatment of effluent, particularly acid mine drainage, is provided which includes the steps of a. neutralising acid; b. removing cations by ion exchange using a cation resin; c. regenerating the cation resin; d. treating the eluates of the cation ion exchange step; e. adsorbing anions from... Agent: Walker & Jocke, L.p.a.

20090026142 - Method of purifying liquor: Disclosed herein is a purification method characterized by adding a chitosan powder or a chitosan-coated substance, and optionally further adding a silica sol to liquor and filtering the mixture by a filter machine to remove unsaturated fatty acids, compounds of unsaturated fatty acids with metal ions, or fusel oil from... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090026143 - Ozonized water producing apparatus, gas/liquid mixing structure for use in the ozonized water producing apparatus, ozonized water producing method and ozonized water: To provide an ozonized water producing apparatus capable of efficiently and easily producing ozonized water with a high dissolution degree and a high concentration. In an ozonized water producing apparatus constituted by including a pipeline for passing water to be treated through, a gas-liquid mixing structure provided halfway in the... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090026144 - Method and device for preventing corrosion in hot water systems: Disclosed is a method of controlling a real-time oxidation-reduction potential in a hot water system to inhibit corrosion in the hot water system. The method includes defining one or more operational protective zones in the hot water system. One or more of the operational protective zones includes an oxidation-reduction potential... Agent: Edward O. Yonter Patent And Licensing Department

20090026145 - Process for dewatering a mineral slurry concentrate and increasing the production of a filter cake: The present invention provides a process for dewatering a mineral slurry concentrate and increasing the production of the resulting filter cake consisting essentially of mixing an aqueous mineral slurry concentrate with an effective amount of a nonionic surfactant and an effective amount of a cationic polymer to form a nonionic... Agent: Craig G. Cochenour, Esq. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090026146 - Flow control system and method with variable pressure and variable resistance: An infusion pump and method are provided which control flow rates with variable fluid pressure and variable series flow resistance.... Agent: Scott C. Rand, Esq. Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Pa

20090026147 - Oxidation process: A batch process for the treatment of an aqueous solution so that the treated product is more desirable for disposal includes obtaining an influent batch of aqueous solution for treatment, treating the batch of solution by an advanced oxidation process. The advanced oxidation process including causing ozone to be mixed... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090026150 - Method and apparatus for chemical mixing in a single wafer process: A method of and apparatus for mixing chemicals in a single wafer process. According to the present invention a chemical is fed into a valve system having a tube of a known volume. The chemical is fed into the valve system to fill the tube with a chemical to generate... Agent: Applied Materials/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090026148 - Method for reducing maintence frequency and extending the life of pool and hot tub filters and filtration systems: The specification relates to a method that will reduce the associated maintenance expenses of a hot tub or pool filtration system, extend the service life of disposable hot tub and pool filters, and extend the service life of a hot tub or pool filtration system by placing a mesh cloth... Agent: Dalley Law Firm, S.c.

20090026149 - Water-filtering media and filters: In at least some embodiments, a system for removing contaminants from fluids includes a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The system also includes a fluid pump between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet and a filter material between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. The filter material... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090026151 - Cyclonic flow separator: The separator has a cylindrical separator chamber and an impeller on the same axis and driven in rotation. The impeller has a core, an inlet for receiving an axial flow of fluid, an outlet for injecting the fluid into the separator chamber, and guide channels formed between the inlet and... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.

20090026152 - Modular filter and vacuum head assembly for a filtering apparatus: The disclosed modular filter may include a filter medium and an external frame structure. The filter medium may form a chamber having a front side, a back side, and a periphery. The filter medium may also have a plurality of fibers. The external frame structure has at least one aperture... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090026153 - Method and apparatus for filtrate storage handling: A method of removing a filtrate storage bottle from a water bath includes inserting at least two finger underneath a radially protruding lip of a filtrate storage bottle sealing cap and raising the at least two fingers to lift the bottle from the water bath. A side wall portion of... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090026154 - Methods and apparatus for supporting a vacuum filtration device: A portable fixture for supporting a vacuum filtration device includes a cradle portion and a clamping portion. The cradle portion supports the vacuum filtration device. The clamping portion removeably attaches the portable fixture to a support in order to secure and support the filtration device above a workspace. The portable... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

  
01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090020463 - Triple-channel particle separation device: A triple-channel particle separation device suitable for separating particles from the two-phase suspension is provided. The present device includes a body and a vibrating element. The vibrating element is placed on the surface of the body. The suspension is suitable for being contained in an inlet chamber of the body,... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090020464 - Portable water quality monitoring and treatment system: A portable system for on-site monitoring and treatment of water comprising a protective enclosure adapted to be positioned proximate a site of collected water, an internal fluid flow system disposed within the enclosure comprising a first conduit extending from a dirty water inlet on the enclosure to a pair of... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090020465 - Standpipe with flow restriction valve, and filter cartridge: A “no filter, no run” filtration system that is designed to verify that a filter cartridge is present to safe-guard against damage to fuel injectors, associated fuel components, etc. and engine malfunctions. Fuel flow to the engine is prevented altogether or permitted in an amount insufficient to allow engine operation... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c.

20090020466 - Separator tank: A separator tank for separating and trapping contaminants in rainwater and runoff is disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the separator tank comprises a container having a bottom wall, side wall, and top wall defining an internal chamber; an insert located inside of the internal chamber, the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090020467 - Separator to separate a liquid/liquid/gas/solid mixture: A separator for separating or partially separating oil, water, gas and solids from hydrocarbon production well fluids comprises a vessel and a cyclone contained within the vessel. An inlet passage passes through a wall of the vessel and into the cyclone, the inlet passage having means for causing the flow... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20090020468 - End-cap assembly with pump hose for a filter and filter comprising such an end-cap assembly: An end-cap assembly (1) for closing one end of a housing (2) of a filter comprises an end-cap (3) having an end wall; an inlet port (8) extending through the end wall for connection to a first end (4a) of a pump hose (4) of a peristaltic pump; and a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090020469 - Horizontal ore filter with replaceable filter elements: The horizontal ore filter has a plurality of filter elements covering the circular filter surface thereof and a sub-frame supporting the filter surface. In one aspect, each filter element has a longitudinal concave curvature therein. In another aspect, each sector frame has side flanges thereon. The sub-frame has a plurality... Agent: Mr. Gerald Pitre

20090020470 - Keyed filter assembly: Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090020471 - Dialysate regeneration system for portable dialysis: A dialysate regeneration chamber is provided. In one embodiment, the dialysate regeneration chamber may include a toxin trap configured to selectively trap toxins and repel select cations.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090020472 - Pleated filter: The present invention provides novel concentric filter elements that have advantages over traditional concentrically arranged filters as well as filters comprising a single cylindrical filter element.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090020473 - Composition, membrane, and associated method: A composition is provided. The composition may include a reaction product of a first composition having two or more anhydride moieties, a second composition having two or more hydroxyl moieties, and a third composition having at least one aziridine moiety. A method for forming a membrane from the composition is... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090020474 - Wastewater treatment equipment and method of wastewater treatment: In wastewater treatment equipment, a surfactant is added to a micronanobubble reaction vessel 3 by using a surfactant pump 8 and a surfactant tank 9 which constitute a surfactant adding section. Thereby, a micronanobubble generator 4 stably and efficiently produces micronanobubbles in the treatment water as raw water containing the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090020475 - Filtration apparatus comprising a membrane bioreactor and a treatment vessel for digesting organic materials: The invention relates to a membrane bioreactor process combined with an advanced biological sludge digestion process that provides significant improvements in sludge digestion by reducing the costs and resources required for disposing of digested sludge. The offline treatment vessel is used to solubilize the organic material by operating in a... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP U0105

20090020476 - Automated simultaneous separation system for radionuclides in multiple samples and a method for automatically separating uranium (u) using the same: Disclosed herein are an automated simultaneous separation system for radionuclides in multiple samples and a method for automatically separating uranium (U) using the same, which can automatically and simultaneously separate multiple samples. The automated simultaneous separation system includes: a solution distributor(30) for distributing a separation solution in seven directions; independent... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090020477 - Medium for removal of arsenic from water: Method for removing Arsenic from water. The method includes providing resin based medium which contains Arsenate adsorbent agent and Arsenite oxidizing agent. The method also includes providing for water containing Arsenic to come in contact with the resin based medium. Corresponding composition for the Arsenic removal medium is also provided.... Agent: Kiran Deshpande

20090020478 - Processes for the regeneration of an anion exchanger loaded with hexachlorostannate: Processes comprising: providing an anion exchanger at least partially loaded with hexachlorostannate; and contacting the at least partially loaded anion exchanger with a 1 to 10 wt. % hydrochloric acid solution to regenerate the anion exchanger.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090020479 - Device and method for treatment of waste products including feces: A device for treatment of solids and liquid waste comprising a storage container a comminution unit at least one separation unit, and an electroflotation unit.... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch Pc

20090020480 - Degassing method and apparatus for separating gas from liquids and possibly solids: A degasser having a flapper opening including a hinge. The hinge may permit purging of any liquids and solids without regular human intervention. There may be a fixed opening at the base of the degasser, such that there is a constant emptying from the bottom of the tank. The separation... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090020481 - Method and system for treating feedwater: A system for treating feedwater includes a fluidized bed heat exchanger unit connected to receive feedwater and a flash concentrator column connected to receive feedwater discharged from the fluidized bed heat exchanger unit. A spray dryer is provided to receive a solids/liquid slurry discharged from the flash concentrator column. Feedwater... Agent: Patrick R. Scanlon Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP

20090020482 - Method and device for removing contaminant trace species, especially arsenic, from water: A method and a device for purifying water from contaminant trace species, especially arsenic, by co-precipitating trace species during oxidation and precipitation of iron compounds with subsequent separation. The co-precipitation is improved by contacting the water with an iron-containing material prior to oxidation to increase the iron content of the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090020483 - Trash tolerant filter support for a disc filter: A filter device for filtering a liquid which includes trash. The device includes a drum for receiving the liquid and trash, wherein the drum includes at least one drum aperture. The device further includes a first pair of filter panels which are adapted for filtering the liquid. The filter panels... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090020484 - Venting device for a disc filter: A filter device having a vent device for inhibiting formation of a vacuum in the filter device. The filter device includes a drum for receiving the liquid wherein the drum includes a drum headspace. The filter device also includes filter sets for filtering the liquid. The drum is rotated to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090020485 - Process to prepare a haze free base oil: Process for reducing the cloud point of a base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of greater than 10 cSt by separating the molecules inferring the high cloud point from the base oil by subjecting the base oil to a centrifugal force such to obtain a base oil... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090020486 - Filter assembly and method: A filter assembly comprising a filter head having inlet and outlet ports; a filter bowl attached to the filter head, wherein the filter bowl has a drain hole located at the bottom of the filter bowl for draining fluids; a filter element housed within the filter bowl, the filter element... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

  
01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090014366 - Water drinking device: A drinking water device including a water storage section that stores drinking water inside an installation type casing; a water outlet that is connected to the water storage section via a passage and is located outside the casing; filtering device that is provided in the passage on further upstream side... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090014367 - Floating materials removal system: New floating materials removal system, which can catch floating materials such as big jellyfishes, wood chips, waste plastics and other things floating instantly, release the floating materials caught efficiently and discharge them to discharge line smoothly, is proposed. The system in this invention is characterized to have the following equipments,... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20090014368 - Mechanical flotation device for reduction of oil, alkalinity and undesirable gases: A mechanical vessel may effectively and simultaneously displace a first undesired gas from within water with a second desired gas, and remove at least one alkaline species and oily matter from the water. The vessel raises the pH of the water and reduces the lime requirement for subsequent lime softening.... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20090014369 - Friction profile for the top of pool grate bars: An inventive top profile design of friction ridges on top of grate bars in a swimming pool. The profiles exhibit a multiple of right angled friction ridges which are stacked within each other in a direction which is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the grate bars. The right angled... Agent: Lawson Aquatics

20090014371 - Storm drain filter for erosion control: There is provided a storm drain filter that includes bristles, an arm, a frame, and a means for attaching the frame to a storm drain. Where the filter is to be used with a curb-side drain having a concrete enclosure, the filter may include concrete bolts to secure the frame... Agent: Gallagher & Kennedy, P. A.

20090014370 - System for filtering stormwater: A storm sewer insert includes a mounting assembly that is constructed and arranged to be mounted to a storm sewer system and a filter bag that is fabricated from a mesh material. The filter bag is releasably attached to the mounting assembly by a plurality of suspension elements that suspend... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090014372 - Stormwater bioretention filtration system with overflow/bypass capability: A stormwater treatment system including a substantially water impermeable treatment container for treating stormwater through a bioretention mechanism. The treatment container includes an overflow/bypass opening to receive stormwater that bypasses the treatment container filter media, or is only partially treated as a result of high stormwater flows in excess of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090014373 - Magazine for separation columns: A separation unit comprising a magazine unit with a magazine is described. The magazine comprises a plurality of pockets, each pocket being adapted for accommodating a separation column for separating compounds of a fluid sample. The magazine unit is adapted for moving any of the pockets to a structural component,... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090014374 - System method for interlocking support blocks: In one embodiment the method for assembling the support system comprises aligning a slide of a first support block with a guide of a second support block. The slide of the first support block is vertically moved into the guide of the second support block. Force is applied so that... Agent: D'ambrosio & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20090014375 - Molded filter end cap and method of manufacture: A filter element including a filter media, a first end cap, and a second end cap is provided. The filter media has first and second filter ends. The first end cap is attached to the first filter end and the second end cap is attached to the second filter end.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090014376 - Apparatus for the cooling, condensation; aeration and/or mixing of water: The apparatus is used for the cooling and/or condensation and/or aeration and/or mixing of water. The apparatus has a shaft and a propeller to withdraw water from below and feed the water upwardly. The propeller is surrounded by a pipe through which the water withdrawn by the propeller flows upwardly.... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)

20090014378 - Fluid treatment elements: Fluid treatment elements substantially inhibit electrical charge imbalances and/or build-ups of electrical charges. A fluid treatment element may comprise a multilayer composite including an electrically conductive fibrous matrix, having an upstream side and a downstream side, disposed on a porous substrate, also having an upstream side and a downstream side,... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090014377 - Ultrasonic treatment chamber having electrode properties: A liquid treatment chamber having an elongate housing through which liquid flows longitudinally from an inlet port to an outlet port thereof is disclosed. An elongate ultrasonic waveguide assembly extends within the housing and is operable at a predetermined ultrasonic frequency and a predetermined electrode potential to ultrasonically energize and... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090014379 - Filtration faucet system: A filtration faucet system includes a filter housing for mounting underneath a faucet countertop and a filter cartridge. The filter housing has a filter compartment, a water inlet adapted for operatively linking to a water source, a filtered water outlet adapted for operatively linking to a first water opening of... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan

20090014380 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for distributing effluent in mound elimination units and other drainfield installations: In an effluent treatment system, a distribution grid comprises a distribution member for passing effluent initially horizontally through an internal chamber and out of laterally-extending distribution arms communicating with the chamber. Prefabricated filter media units are placed under the distribution member and the arms so that effluent may then trickle... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20090014381 - Fluid filter with localized flow attachment: A fluid filter device is described, where a flow attachment member provides a unique interface between the filtering element and a filter head. The fluid filter described herein generally provides a flow structure that is localized and sealed. The flow attachment member is configured to communicate fluid into and out... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090014382 - Filtration faucet system: A filtration faucet system includes a filter housing for mounting underneath a faucet countertop and a filter cartridge. The filter housing has a filter compartment, a water inlet adapted for operatively linking to a water source, a filtered water outlet adapted for operatively linking to a first water opening of... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090014383 - On/off site water reclamation system: This on/off-site WATER RECLAMATION SYSTEM is disclosed suitable for domestic or other sewage. After separation of the settleable solids, the effluent is passed into a basin holding particles of a media through (around) which the effluent travels. The media beds substantial reduce the amount of the suspended solids (SS) and... Agent: Roger J. Owley

20090014384 - Novel microorganism and process for treatment of organic solid matter using the microorganism: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel microorganism which has an excellent ability to solubilize a variety of organic solid matter such as biological sludge including raw sludge and excess sludge discharged from sewage treating processes at sewage treatment plants, night soil treatment plants or the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090014385 - Plate fin fluid processing device: A device for processing fluids includes a number of fin layers with a number of plates separating the fin layers so that a fluid flow passage is defined through each fin layer. A first fluid inlet is in communication with a first end portion of the fluid flow passage, a... Agent: Patent Group C/o Dla Piper US LLP

20090014386 - Separation process: The invention relates to a nanofiltration process for enriching and concentrating a neutral organic compound into the permeated liquid with negative retention.... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090014387 - Hydraulically integrated solids/liquid separation system and method for wastewater treatment: A system and method for treating wastewater includes a treatment container for receiving and treating wastewater and a mixing/aeration system disposed in the treatment container. Wastewater is pumped under pressure from the treatment container through a solids/liquid separation system, preferably comprising multiple parallel membrane bioreactors, to separate the solids and... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090014388 - Grafted photo-polymerized monolithic column: The present invention relates to the fabrication of a grafted, UV photo-polymerized silica-based monolithic column and the use of such column for the extraction of DNA. In one embodiment, a method is provided for fabricating a silica-based monolithic column, wherein a vessel is filled with a polymerization mixture that is... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090014389 - Intelligent system and method for automated packing of chromatography columns: The present invention provides an automated system and method for packing chromatography columns. In one embodiment, the system first determines the type of media that is present in the column, and uses this information to generate an automated procedure to pack the specific media type. In a second embodiment, the... Agent: Nields & Lemack

20090014390 - Process for the treatment of contaminated water by means of a bifunctional system consisting of iron and zeolites: A process is described for the treatment of water contaminated by metals with a high oxidation degree, aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds, halogen-aromatic compounds, chlorinated alkane and alkene compounds or mixtures thereof, which consists in circulating the contaminated water through a reactive system consisting of metallic iron and a zeolite having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090014391 - Buoy suspension fractionation system: A separator that uses centrifugation to fractionate a suspension such as blood comprises a separation container and a buoy. The buoy is carried in the separation container and has a tuned density that is configured to reach an equilibrium position in a suspension. The guide surface is carried on the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090014392 - Systems and methods for separating hydrocarbons from water: A system for separating hydrocarbons from water, the system including an inlet for receiving a fluid, the fluid including a water phase and a hydrocarbon phase, and a separation tank having a first partition and a second partition, wherein the first partition is configured to receive the fluid from the... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

20090014393 - Treatment chamber for separating compounds from aqueous effluent: Processes of using treatment chambers for separating compounds in an aqueous effluent are disclosed. More particularly, the treatment chambers use ultrasonic energy and an electrode potential to provide efficient and effective removal of compounds from aqueous effluents, such as textile effluents.... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090014394 - Droplet extraction from a liquid column for on-chip microfluidics: A refill droplet facilitates the extraction of a droplet laterally from a channel in a microfluidic apparatus. Such extraction allows a discrete band of separated particles or solute molecules to be excised from a fluid stream and processed and analyzed separately. An extraction point is located along the length of... Agent: Stefan Kirchanski

20090014395 - Systems and methods for on line finishing of cellular blood products like platelets harvested for therapeutic purposes: Blood processing systems and methods establish on line communication between a container and a source of blood containing leukocytes and platelets, such as a human donor. The systems and methods create a centrifugal field between the source of blood and the container that separates from the blood an unfinished suspension... Agent: Cook, Alex, Mcfarron, Manzo, Cummings & Mehler, Lt

  
01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090008307 - Blood centrifuge having clamshell blood reservoir holder with index line: A rotatable rotor for separating components contained in a fluid, comprising an annular base having a first annular channel and an annular cover having a second annular channel for holding a flexible doughnut-shaped centrifuge bag therebetween. The cover has one or more radially spaced apart concentric indicator lines for monitoring... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 35437

20090008306 - Extracorporeal dialysis ready peritoneal dialysis machine: A dialysis system includes: (i) a dialysate pump; (ii) a patient line having a connector configured to be attached to a peritoneal patient part; (iii) an extracorporeal circuit; (iv) a blood pump in fluid communication with the extracorporeal circuit; (v) a blood filter in fluid communication with the extracorporeal circuit;... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090008308 - Process and equipment for treating ammonium containing liquid: The process for treating an ammonium containing liquid by denitrification treatment of an ammonium containing liquid containing at least ammonium comprises carrying out nitrate reduction treatment of reducing nitrate contained in or added to the ammonium containing liquid to nitrite, and carrying out anaerobic ammonium oxidation treatment of simultaneously anaerobically... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090008309 - Method and apparatus for liquid purification: e

20090008310 - Integrated blood treatment module: An integrated blood treatment module comprises a blood treatment device (1) having a housing (2) and a first end-cap (4) and a second end-cap (5) closing both ends of the housing (2). A pump hose (17) for a peristaltic pump has a first end (18) that is secured to the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090008311 - Pure oxygen aeration system for wastewater treatment: Disclosed is a pure oxygen aeration system for wastewater treatment, which biologically treats wastewater using microbes of activated sludge in an aeration tank. The pure oxygen aeration system comprises a pure oxygen supply device including a pure oxygen generator and at least one oxygen supply pipe extending from the pure... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

20090008312 - Waste treatment system: A system for removing water from sludge is disclosed. The system (100) includes: de-watering (102) sludge comprising an output from a wastewater treatment system to form a semi-solid sludge cake; dispensing (104) the sludge in a sludge hopper and dispensing a blending material in a recipient blending material hopper; depositing... Agent: Gary J. Cunningham

20090008313 - Process and equipment for treating ammonium containing liquid: The process for treating an ammonium containing liquid by denitrification treatment of an ammonium containing liquid containing at least ammonium comprises carrying out nitrate reduction treatment of reducing nitrate contained in or added to the ammonium containing liquid to nitrite, and carrying out anaerobic ammonium oxidation treatment of simultaneously anaerobically... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090008314 - Method and apparatus for collecting bacterial cells, method for acclimatizing bacterial cells, and wastewater treatment equipment: Equipment for treating wastewater by anaerobic ammonium oxidation includes an anaerobic ammonium oxidation vessel to receive water to be treated containing ammonium and nitrite and to denitrify ammonium and nitrite by anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria, forming denitrified treated water, a precipitation vessel or membrane separation unit downstream from the anaerobic... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090008315 - Method and apparatus for collecting bacterial cells, method for acclimatizing bacterial cells, and wastewater treatment equipment: Equipment for treating wastewater by anaerobic ammonium oxidation includes an anaerobic ammonium oxidation vessel to receive water to be treated containing ammonium and nitrite and to denitrify ammonium and nitrite in the water by anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria, forming denitrified treated water, an acclimatization vessel downstream from the anaerobic ammonium... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090008316 - Filter plate for use in a filter stack: A filter plate for filtration (100) of a fluid as subject of the present invention comprises a first filter membrane (110) and a second filter membrane (120). The filter membranes are substantially planar and substantially-parallel. The filter membranes comprise metal fibers. The filter plate comprises a reinforcing means (130, 131)... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090008317 - Filter cartridge and mounting system therefor having foolproofing means: A filter cartridge comprising a first attachment member (25) and suitable for attachment to a predetermined holder (2) that includes a second attachment member (26) engageable with the first attachment member (25). The cartridge comprises foolproofing means (31) engageable with second foolproofing means (32) connected to the predetermined holder (2)... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090008318 - Modular water purification and delivery system: A modular filter system is provided with one or more modules that can be interchangeable, depending upon the specific application or specific health or environmental issue presented. Disclosed combinations can include one or more of any of the following modules in any relative position to one another: (a) a microbiological... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull

20090008319 - Filter assembly: A movable die head for a cementitious press mould, the die head having a mould face (45) intended to contact and apply compression to a mixture (66) contained in the mould, the mould face being defined by at least one wear component (50) and a filter sheet (52).... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090008320 - Fluid filter and methods: A fluid filter arrangement includes a housing defining a slot arrangement. A filter cartridge is oriented within the housing. A projection arrangement engages the slot arrangement in the housing and spaces the filter cartridge from a wall of the housing to define a fluid flow path between the cartridge and... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090008321 - Water treatment devices and cartridges therefor: A cartridge for treating water, the cartridge capable of releasably engaging a water treatment device. The cartridge includes a housing, an inlet for introducing untreated water into the cartridge, an outlet port for egress of treated water from the cartridge, and a treatment media for treating untreated water. The treatment... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090008322 - Filter element: A filter element (1) having a filter pot (3) which delimits a cylindrical interior (5) and has a bottom part (7) having a fluid connection (11), a lid part (37) opposite the bottom part, a filter medium (29) adjacent to the inner wall of the filter pot (3) in the... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090008323 - Water filter materials and water filters containing a mixture of microporous and mesoporous carbon particles: A filter and filter material for providing or treating potable water is provided. The filter includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, a filter material disposed within the housing, the filter material formed at least in part from a mixture of a plurality of mesoporous and microporous activated... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090008324 - Intermittent anaerobic biological treatments of rainfall-induced sewerage: The present invention relates to the application of the biological adsorption and biological oxidation ability of both conventional wastewater treatment biological selection technology and, if desired, chemically-enhanced wastewater treatment biological selection technology to remove pollutants from precipitation-generated flows collected by a combined sanitary sewer system, a separate sanitary sewer system,... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090008325 - Affinity foam fractionation for collection and purification of materials: The present invention generally relates to methods for purifying and/or concentrating compounds from or in solutions and/or mixtures. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method for purifying and/or concentrating a compound from a solution or mixture. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a method for... Agent: Roetzel And Andress

20090008326 - Method and apparatus for collecting bacterial cells, method for acclimatizing bacterial cells, and wastewater treatment equipment: A method for collecting bacterial cells includes feeding water to be treated containing ammonium and nitrite to an anaerobic ammonium oxidation vessel to denitrify ammonium and nitrite by anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria for forming denitrified treated water, feeding the denitrified treated water to a precipitation vessel or membrane separation unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090008328 - Composite materials comprising supported porous gels: This invention relates to a composite material that comprises a support member that has a plurality of pores extending through the support member and, located in the pores of the support member, and filling the pores of the support member, a macroporous cross-linked gel. The invention also relates to a... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20090008329 - Separating agent for enantiomeric isomers: Provided is a separating agent for enantiomeric isomers that is advantageous from the production standpoints of having a high enantiomeric resolution ability inherent in polysaccharide derivatives, solvent resistance, high solubility in a reaction solvent, and good filtration property. That is, the separating agent for enantiomeric isomers includes a polysaccharide oligomer... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090008327 - Ultraporous sol gel monoliths: Ultraporous sol gel monoliths and methods for preparing the same are provided, having superior flow characteristics for chromatography and analytical chemistry applications. The methods for forming an ultra porous sol-gel monolith include (a) forming a solution comprising a porogen, a matrix dissolving catalyst and a sol gel precursor; (b) allowing... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department

20090008330 - Method and a system for performing maintenance on a membrane used for pressure retarded osmosis: A method and system for performing maintenance on a membrane having semi-permeable properties and is used in a pressure retarded osmosis PRO, the membrane having a high pressure first side and second side of lower pressure. A time controllable first valve or pump (31; 41; 51; 61; 71; 81; 91)... Agent: Christian D. Abel

20090008331 - Hemodialysis systems and methods: The present invention generally relates to hemodialysis and similar dialysis systems, including a variety of systems and methods that would make hemodialysis more efficient, easier, and/or more affordable. One aspect of the invention is generally directed to new fluid circuits for fluid flow. In one set of embodiments, a hemodialysis... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090008332 - Nanofiltration water-softening apparatus and method: An apparatus and methods for softening water is disclosed. In particular, an apparatus and method for softening water without the addition of ions the wastewater stream is disclosed. The apparatus generally includes at least one nanofiltration filter element configured and arranged to receive an input flow of hard water, discharge... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090008333 - Perchlorate destruction: Perchlorate is removed and effectively destroyed in devices and methods that employ a eluting solvent in which the anion of an acid solubilizes Ti (III), which may be electrochemically generated or added in situ. Using such solvents, destruction of perchlorate is unexpectedly and several orders of magnitude faster than using... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090008334 - Method for treatment of high ph/silica brines: A method for neutralizing brines that contain high levels of silica accompanied with a high pH. Brine is processed through a reactor in which the pH is lowered and the resultant silica precipitate is adsorbed onto a sacrificial crystal structure. The resultant stream is then processed through a solids removal... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090008335 - Use of copolymers for reducing precipitates and deposits from inorganic and organic impurities in the bayer process for the extraction of aluminium hydroxide: Use of water-soluble copolymers, said copolymers composed of monoethylenically unsaturated, acid group-bearing monomers a) and at least one hydrophobic component b) which contains unsaturated double bonds in Bayer process caustic solutions as agents for reducing precipitation and formation of scales by inorganic and organic impurities.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090008336 - Improvements to a fluid jet flotation apparatus: A fluid jet flotation apparatus 1 is disclosed. The apparatus 1 comprises a tank 10 containing a liquid having a relatively lower region and a relatively upper region and a conduit 2 having a liquid inlet 5 through which a particle-containing liquid is introduced to the conduit 2 as a... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20090008337 - Water treatment system: A system, a device and a method for maintaining water quality in a pool or similar water container for use by people which is characterized in that a pressure sensor is arranged to sense the pressure variations inside a main water container 1 and to provide a pressure variation signal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090008338 - Septic tanks: A method of determining whether a septic tank containing a liquid and sludge or scum mixture needs to be emptied, comprising locating a sensor in the mixture wherein the sensor is adapted to measure a parameter which can be used to determining the depth of sludge or scum in the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090008339 - System for providing a chemical to a fluid: A system for providing a chemical to a stream of a fluid. The system includes an elongate member with the chemical therein and moveable through the fluid to provide the chemical to the fluid. Optionally, the elongate member may be unwound from a first reel to a second reel through... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090008341 - Fluid removing filter apparatus and method of removing fluid from a mixture: A filter assembly having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion is described. The filter assembly may include a feed inlet located at the proximal end portion and a first filter element in fluid communication with the feed inlet, the first filter element extending between the proximal end... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20090008340 - Method for evaporating a process stream comprising at least two components: A method of evaporating a process stream is disclosed. In an embodiment, a process stream to be cooled is provided to a heat exchanger. A process stream to be evaporated is provided to the heat exchanger. A gas and/or a liquid is admixed with the process stream to be evaporated... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090008342 - Apparatus and method for separating immiscible fluid components: A separator apparatus for separating immiscible fluid components of different specific gravities. A body includes an internal flow channel for a mixture of fluid components to be separated. A rotation generating device brings the fluid mixture to rotate about the longitudinal axis of the flow channel. An extraction device withdraws... Agent: Venable LLP

20090008343 - Water filtration system: A water filtration system (60, FIG. 2) wherein pressured feed water (water with impurities to be filtered out) passes downstream from an upstream end of a passage (66) through a filter arrangement (74) in the passage, to a filtrate storage region (82), during filtrate production. Pressured water, such as at... Agent: Leon D. Rosen Freilich Hornbaker & Rosen

  
01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090000999 - Residential reverse osmosis system: A reverse osmosis system that includes a housing which receives feed water and a membrane element within the housing to filter the feed water. The membrane element includes a permeate outlet and a concentrate outlet. The reverse osmosis system further includes a sensor that monitors the condition of the water... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20090001000 - Apparatus for treating liquid waste material: An apparatus for treating liquid waste material includes first adding a chemical flocculent to the liquid waste material followed in a mixer to promote flocculation. The floc material is subsequently separated to produce a bulk clarified liquid, with the floc material being subjected to a solids separator to extract further... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090001001 - Cleaning systems and methods for removing foreign substances from lighting surfaces on vehicles: A cleaning system for a lighting surface of a vehicle having a brake system comprising at least one tank of pressurized air, comprising at least one accumulator, a bleed valve assembly, at least one nozzle assembly, and a control valve assembly. Operation of the control valve assembly selectively allows and... Agent: Schacht Law Office, Inc.

20090001002 - Wastewater purification plant by means of plants: Waste water purification plant by means of plants and waste water purification process. The waste water purification plant (10) has at least one plant container (32), a feed unit (16), an evacuation unit (36) and plants. Waste water to be purified can be supplied to the purification plant (10) by... Agent: Joel S. Carter Patent Department

20090001003 - Residential reverse osmosis system: Some embodiments of the present invention relate to a reverse osmosis (RO) system that includes a housing and a pre-filter within the housing such that feed water flows into the housing and enters the pre-filter. The reverse osmosis (RO) system further includes a membrane element within the housing such that... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20090001005 - Filter system with vibration dampening: A filter is described that is combined with a device to address vibrations. Such vibrations can adversely impact filter performance. An engine system including this combination is also described.... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090001004 - Vibration isolation for filtration equipment: A filter is described that is combined with a device to address vibrations. Such vibrations can adversely impact filter performance. An engine system including this combination is also described.... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090001006 - Integrated suction and draining device for the tank of a dishwashing machine and dishwashing machine including such a device: An integrated device including an overflow tube and a cup-shaped body filtering element concentrically mounted to the overflow tube; wherein the overflow tube presents a first end connected to a draining tube and a second blank end, opposite to the first, which overhangingly protrudes upwards inside a tank of a... Agent: Thompson Hine LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090001008 - End-cap device for high efficiency disposable chromatography column: A low cost re-usable end-cap for disposable chromatographic columns or solid phase extraction cartridges that simultaneously provide sealing of the column and axial compression, and chromatography columns and solid phase extraction cartridges employing such re-usable end caps.... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20090001007 - Separation column for liquid chromatograph apparatus and liquid chromatograph apparatus using thereof: A separation column according to the present invention has a monolithic rod being arranged in the center, being made of a porous material, and having a circular cross section, a filler layer arranged such that it encircles a circumferential surface of the monolithic rod, and a cylindrical support medium arranged... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090001009 - Composite membranes and methods for their preparation: There is provided a composite membrane, which may include an electronically conductive asymmetric porous support and an electro-polymerized selective layer. There is also provided a composite membrane for water application(s), which may include an electronically conductive porous support and an electro-polymerized selective layer. Moreover, there is provided a composite membrane... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.

20090001010 - Oil filter device for an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to an oil filter device (1) for an internal combustion engine, comprising a support element (2) and a substantially cylindrical filter cartridge (3) which can be connected, especially screwed, to the support element (2). The invention is characterized in that the filter cartridge is arranged essentially in... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090001011 - Gravity flow filter: A gravity-fed carbon block water filter in one embodiment includes a filter block comprising multiple sub-blocks each comprising filter media walls surrounding and defining a cavity for receiving fluid. Each of the sub-blocks is connected to at least one other of the sub-blocks by filter media of which the filter... Agent: The Clorox Company

20090001012 - Substrates comprising anti-microbial compositions and methods of making and using the same: Anti-microbial compositions and devices comprising anti-microbial compositions are disclosed. Methods of making and using anti-microbial compositions and devices are also disclosed.... Agent: Withers & Keys, LLC

20090001013 - Residential reverse osmosis system: A reverse osmosis system that includes a housing having an inlet port, a permeate port and a concentrate port. The reverse osmosis system further includes a membrane element within the housing and (i) a first connector that has an end which is connected to the inlet port; (ii) a second... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20090001014 - Composite caustic silica gel manufacturing method and gels made thereby: New silica gel materials and novel methods of producing such are provided. The method itself entails a manner of mixing the reactants together in a one-pot process such that the time required for aging is reduced without compromising the ability to target pore size production. In such a way, the... Agent: J.m. Huber Corporation Law Department

20090001015 - Hinged cover for use in a clarifier tank having an inboard launder channel: A cover arrangement for an inboard launder channel includes at least one cover panel positioned over the inboard launder channel, having a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion. A first cover support bracket is coupled to a first upper side wall of the inboard launder channel and a... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20090001016 - Apparatus for treatmenting of sewage using semi-batch and method thereof: Disclosed relates to an apparatus for treatmenting of sewage using semi-batch comprising: an aeration tank; a thickening tank; a dephosphorization tank; a first reactor basin and a second reactor basin, each including an opening portion, formed by opening a side wall thereof to be connected with a lateral portion of... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090001017 - System and process for water treatment: A method for removing contaminant from feedwater by forming a dispersion comprising bubbles of a treatment gas in a continuous phase comprising feedwater, wherein the bubbles have a mean diameter of less than about 5 μm and wherein the treatment gas is selected from air, oxygen, and chlorine. A method... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090001018 - Operating strategies in filtration processes: A method of operating a membrane filtration system having a number of repeated operation cycles, the method including the step of varying the values of one or more operating parameters of the system associated with a particular operation cycle between and/or during one or more repetitions of the operation cycle.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090001019 - Fluid treating apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to an apparatus that can be used to treat fluids. The apparatus can include a housing with an inlet for receiving a process fluid to be treated, a surface within the housing for treating the process fluid that can be wet by the... Agent: Mykrolis Corporation

20090001020 - Desalination methods and systems that include carbonate compound precipitation: Desalination methods that include carbonate compound precipitation are provided. In certain embodiments, feed water is subjected to carbonate compound precipitation conditions prior to desalination. In certain embodiments, desalination waste brine is subjected to carbonate compound precipitation conditions. In yet other embodiments, both feed water and waste brine are subjected to... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090001021 - Air filtration media comprising non-metal-doped precipitated silica and/or silicon-based gel materials: The present invention relates generally to an environmental control unit for use in air handling systems that provides highly effective filtration of noxious gases (such as ammonia). Such a filtration system utilizes novel undoped precipitated silica or silicon-based gels to temporarily trap and remove such undesirable gases from an enclosed... Agent: J.m. Huber Corporation Law Department

20090001022 - Oil removal reclamation clarifier system and process for use: One aspect of the present disclosure includes an oil removal reclamation clarifier system in communication with a body of oil laden wastewater fluid and a conduit for transporting the fluid to the reclamation clarifier system. The reclamation clarifier system includes an oil removal mixing containment device having an influent port,... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.

20090001023 - Process for removing soluble and insoluble oxidation by-products from non-polar lubricating and hydraulic fluids: A method of inserting into a non-polar fluid flow a quantity of a solid medium having porosity, preferably a crosslinked polystyrene resin, which absorbs or adsorbs oil oxidation by-products or other lubricant degradation products or varnish precursors dramatically to extend the life and performance of the lubricating oil.... Agent: Barbara E. Johnson, Esq.

20090001025 - Aggregation and dispersion methods of magnetic particles, separation and detection methods using the same and detection kit: It is intended to provide a method capable of simply aggregating magnetic particles having a surface modified with a thermoresponsive polymer at a given temperature without heating or cooling an aqueous solution containing the magnetic particles, and a separation method and a detection method of a substance to be detected... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090001024 - Using asymmetrical flow focusing to detect and enumerate magnetic particles in microscale flow systems with embedded magnetic-field sensors: Improved detection and enumeration of magnetic particles in a flowing stream by enveloping the particle-containing sample stream with buffer streams from the sides and from the top, thus individualizing the particles and navigating the sample stream as a single-file flow into the proximity of sensors embedded underneath the flow channel.... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20090001026 - Paint reclamation clarifier system and process for use: A paint reclamation clarifier system in communication with a sump tank in a paint booth containing a carrier fluid for capturing paint droplets and a conduit for transporting the carrier fluid mixed with paint droplets to the reclamation clarifier system is presented. The clarifier system includes an influent port, a... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.

20090001027 - Filter apparatus and method of removing organic waste: A filtration apparatus including an annular filter surrounding a waste treatment chamber, a first turbine drawing liquid up within the chamber and a second turbine driving liquid outwardly through the filter. In the method of treating organic waste, the chamber includes an ultraviolet lamp and a cylindrical baffle surrounding the... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.

20090001028 - Two-stage oxygenation system for use with a fluidized bed reactor: A two-stage oxygenation system for use with a fluidized bed reactor is provided. The oxygenation system includes an oxygenation vessel coupled to receive oxygen from a source of oxygen, and a separator vessel coupled to receive feed from a source of feed. The separator vessel is coupled to receive recovered... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090001029 - Apparatus and method for treating water with ozone: Water within a water tank is irradiated with ultraviolet light from a UV lamp for virucidal and germicidal purposes while simultaneously transforming oxygen molecules to ozone molecules in an oxygen containing gas flowing within an annular space defined by a sleeve surrounding the UV lamp. The ozone enriched gas flows... Agent: C. Robert Von Hellens Cahill, Von Hellens & Glazer P.L.C

20090001030 - Method and apparatus for collecting and/or separating solids from liquids: Apparatus (10) for collecting solids selling on the bottom of a liquid reservoir and/or floating solids, the apparatus (10) having a hollow suction head (23) and at least one outlet duct (26) extending from the suction head (23). Air can be supplied to the suction head (23) to create a... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

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