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Liquid purification or separation February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090050543 - Bacterial eliminator: A UV filament lamp is preheated by a control section even when water is not flowing. Consequently, the UV filament lamp can be lit immediately upon flow of water. The lamp can thereby be kept unlit when water is not flowing. Consequently, the lamp is unlikely to overheat easily when... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090050544 - Dialyser with measuring devices for monitoring the blood pressure, method of determining the blood pressure and a storage medium for use in a dialyser: The invention relates to a dialyser having a blood-pressure measuring unit assigned to the dialyser, a pulse-wave-transit-time measuring system assigned to the dialyser and an evaluation unit, the evaluation unit being configured such that a signal representing the blood pressure can be derived from this pulse wave transit time; the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090050545 - Lid particularly for a pool return skimmer: A lid for a pool return skimmer is provided, although the lid may be suitable for any environment where dangerous reptiles, insects or the like may be housed. The invention includes a generally circular lid having a top and a bottom and a central region. A rim is provided on... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090050546 - Drain trap: To provide a drain trap which makes it possible to easily clean the interior of a main body sand accurately seal a junction between storage space Sand discharge space partitioned by a partitions. The drain trap includes the main body which has a tubular shape with a closed end and... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090050547 - Additive releasing oil filter: An oil filter for dispensing additive into oil used in an engine, comprises: a canister; a filter within said canister, said filter having an outside and an inside and defining a space between the filter outside and the canister; a chamber within the canister and defined by a member having... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090050548 - Replaceable column for pressurized liquid extraction system: A system for pressurized liquid extraction of solid samples including quick-connect, threadless columns for holding the solid sample is disclosed. A pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) module continuously performs extraction on the solid sample to yield liquid sample. The quick-connect columns include a threadless, cylindrical tube and end cap assemblies, which... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090050549 - Microporous diffusion apparatus: Apparatuses for removal of volatile organic compounds in a soil formation include a microporous diffuser for injecting air and gaseous ozone as bubbles into water in the soil formation. The gaseous ozone is present at concentrations to effect removal of volatile organic compounds by the gaseous ozone reacting with the... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20090050550 - Solution separating apparatus: A very highly concentrated solution is obtained in a single cycle of operation. In the solution separating apparatus, the solution is atomized into the mists to be mixed with the carrier gas, the carrier gas containing such atomized mists is transferred to the collection unit 3, and the collection unit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090050551 - Filter device: A filter device includes a first connection part 1 adapted to be connected to a fuel pump; a second connection part 21 adapted to be connected to a path for a returned portion of fuel; and a filter member 3 having an inner space 30 communicating with an inlet port... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090050552 - System for activated sludge wastewater treatment with high dissolved oxygen levels: An activated sludge wastewater treatment system is provided. The disclosed system includes: an uncovered activated sludge basin; a high purity oxygen aeration system; a secondary clarifier; a return activated sludge line and a waste activated sludge line; wherein the system operates at a solids loading of between about 3000 mg... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557

20090050553 - Instrument for separating blood and apparatus for separating blood: It is intended to provide a material by which blood having been collected into a blood-sampling container can be conveniently separated into blood cells and the plasma or the serum within a short period of time, and an apparatus for separating blood which is provided with this blood separation material.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090050554 - Filter cartridge with flow passage in end plate: A filtration system, for example a fuel filtration system in an engine, that helps prevent engine operation when there is no filter cartridge installed or a non-recommended and/or inferior filter cartridge is installed. The filter cartridge includes first and second endplates, one of which includes a fluid flow passage therein... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090050555 - Permselective membrane module and method for manufacturing the same: A method for manufacturing a module having a selectively permeable membrane, characterized in that in the manufacture of a module wherein a selectively permeable membrane is held in a housing and both ends of the above selectively permeable membrane are fixed, the both ends of the above selectively permeable membrane... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090050556 - Filter device: A filter device having two flow paths. The first flow path having at least one cap and fluid port. The second flow path surrounding the first fluid flow path and having at least one cap that overlaps the cap of the first fluid flow path. The second flow path also... Agent: Richard L. Mayer Kenyon & Kenyon

20090050557 - High-bond strength silicon and a method for the production and use thereof: High-bond strength silicons having a median particle size of at least 100 μm, a porous volume (Vd1), formed by pores whose diameter ranges from 3.6 to 1,000 nm, of at least 0.3 cm3/g, a mean pore diameter for the pores, whose diameter ranges from 3.6 to 1,000 nm, greater than... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090050558 - Process for producing composite reverse osmosis membrane: Provided is a process for continuously producing a composite reverse osmosis membrane comprising a polyamide skin layer and a porous support for supporting the polyamide skin layer, the method comprising: A) applying an aqueous solution α containing a compound having two or more reactive amino groups to form a covering... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090050559 - Bottle with a flow-impeding device for dispensing of non-uniform liquids: A bottle for containing and dispensing of a non-uniform liquid comprising a lower-phase and an upper-phase where the lower-phase is a liquid of a higher specific-weight than the upper-phase. The bottle may comprise a flow-impeding device, where the flow-impeding device impedes the flow of the liquid that is dispensed from... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis, PC

20090050560 - Novel anaerobic reactor for the removal of long chain fatty acids from fat containing wastewater: The invention presented is an apparatus specifically designed for the high rate anaerobic treatment of (waste)waters with relatively high concentrations of lipidic compounds, referred to as the Inverted Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (IASB) reactor. Contrary to conventional anaerobic reactors, it avoids the need of sludge with good settling properties and exploits... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090050561 - System and method for processing wastewater: A system and method for processing wastewater into usable water is provided. The method comprises: receiving a supply of wastewater; passing the wastewater into a refractory vessel having a heat generator associated therewith; increasing the temperature of the wastewater to a predetermined temperature using the heat generator for a predetermined... Agent: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

20090050562 - Method for activated sludge wastewater treatment with high dissolved oxygen levels: An activated sludge wastewater treatment method is provided. The disclosed method includes: receiving a stream of wastewater into a mixed liquor in an uncovered activated sludge basin; introducing high purity oxygen to the mixed liquor in the activated sludge basin to produce euoxic conditions (i.e. a dissolved oxygen level in... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557

20090050563 - Treatment method for reverse osmosis filtration systems: A method for cleaning and maintaining reverse osmosis membrane filters by injecting sulfurous acid into water and then sequentially filtering the acidified water through membrane filters to reduce alkalinity scaling, add sufficient SO2 as a biocide to attack bacteria and other micro organisms to prevent membrane fouling, and reduce iron... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20090050564 - Cross-flow filtration method and cross-flow filtration device: m

20090050565 - System and method for removing contaminants from wastewater: A system may be used to remove contaminants such as blood proteins or manure from a wastewater stream. The system may include prefiltering the wastewater stream followed by passing the wastewater stream through a reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, or ultrafiltration membrane. The permeate may be further sanitized. The water output from... Agent: Cargill, Incorporated

20090050566 - Media for membrane ion exchange chromatography based on polymeric primary amines, sorption device containing that media, and chromatography scheme and purification method using the same: Media and devices, such as anion exchangers including such media, wherein the media is a membrane having a surface coated with a polymer such as a polyallylamine. The resulting membrane offers stronger binding of protein impurities and superior removal of host cell proteins from biological samples than conventional ligands based... Agent: Nields & Lemack

20090050567 - Method and device for chromatographic purification: A process for continuous or quasi-continuous purification of a multi-component mixture (F) by means of individual chromatographic columns through which the mixture is fed by means of at least one solvent (s), is proposed. The multi-component mixture (F) at least comprises light impurities (A), an intermediate product (B) to be... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090050568 - Time delay for sample collection in chromatography systems: A system and process for chromatography that uses a chromatography column to separate components from a sample received into the column in a mobile phase flowstream and places a second chromatography column between a detector and a collection system that compensates the timing of fraction collection for a delay caused... Agent: Zito Tlp

20090050569 - Fluidic methods: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices that may be used to separate components from one or more samples.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090050570 - Plant and method for water treatment by flocculation/settling using ballasted floc degritting of the sludge: A method for treating water includes directing untreated water into a mixing zone in a water treatment system and mixing the untreated water with a flocculating agent and a ballast to form a ballast-floc mixture. Thereafter, the ballast-floc mixture is directed to a settling zone where the mixture settles to... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090050571 - Cationic polymer dispersions, method for producing said dispersions and use thereof: The invention relates to water-in-water polymer dispersions containing a polymer A with a cationic monomer fraction of up to 60 wt. % and at least one polymer dispersant B, based on cationised dialkylaminoalkyl (meth)acrylamides with an average molecular weight of between 75,000 and 350,000 g/mol. The invention also relates to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090050572 - Enhanced water treatment for reclamation of waste fluids and increased efficiency treatment of potable waters: Disclosed is a process for reclamation of waste fluids. A conditioning container is employed for receipt of waste material on a continuous flow for treatment within the container by immersible transducers producing ultrasonic acoustic waves in combination with a high level of injected ozone. The treated material exhibits superior separation... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090050573 - Medium switching systems and methods using acoustic radiation pressure: The present invention comprises methods and systems that use acoustic radiation pressure.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20090050574 - Agent for removing boron and method for removing boron: Boron is removed from an aqueous boron solution by contacting with the aqueous boron solution with a water-soluble cationic polyelectrolyte, and at least one of polyvinyl alcohol and anionic-modified polyvinyl alcohol under an alkaline condition, and then removing the generated coagulation.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090050575 - Control of development of biofilms in industrial process water: There is provided a method of inhibiting the development of a biofilm adjacent a surface, the method comprising intermittently applying a biofilm inhibiting substance to a collection of microorganisms having biofilm developing potential. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090050576 - Method for adjusting chlorine concentration in salt water swimming pools and chloride salts dispenser therefor: A method is provided for adjusting the chlorine concentration in salt water swimming pools having a pre-existing system for re-circulating the water including at least one skimmer, a pump, a chlorine generator for generating chlorine from chloride salts, a monitor for determining the chlorine concentration of the water, and an... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20090050577 - System to meter chmeicals into wawter in a swimming pool: A method to meter a granular chemical into water in a swimming pool provides a dispensation unit constructed to dispense a granular chemical at a selected rate per unit of time. The dispensation unit includes a device to open a container of the granular chemical. The dispensation unit functions to... Agent: Tod R Nissle

20090050578 - Formed filter element: A filter medium for use in filtering a mobile fluid made from at least a bicomponent fiber. Other fibers, particles, or other materials can also be entrained in the filter medium. The filter medium has a substantial thickness compared to filters of the prior art. The fiber length and diameter... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090050579 - Centrifugation method and chamber for washing and continuous separation of blood constituents: Centrifugation method and chamber for washing and continuous separation of blood constituents. This chamber comprises at least one first intake channel for the blood, at least one second intake channel for a sterile washing solution, at least one first outlet channel for at least one constituent of this blood, and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090050580 - Filtering apparatus and filtering method: To provide a filtering apparatus and a filtering method, in which dewater performance is improved while downsizing of the apparatus is achieved. The filtering apparatus includes a cylindrical or conical inner screen 1 and an outer screen 2 which are concentrically disposed and a spiral fixed wall 3 which is... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges Koda/androlia

20090050581 - Device and method for processing backflushed fluid: In order to provide a device for processing backflushed fluid from a backflushing filter containing solids, comprising a sedimentation device for separating solids from the backflushed fluid by sedimentation in a sediment collecting region, which device allows a discharge of solids without auxiliary filter agents, and has a fluid loss... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090050582 - Self-cleaning system for filter: A self-cleaning system for use with a filter having a fluid inlet station, including (a) a manifold mountable at least for reciprocation along an axis with respect to said filter and comprising at least one suction opening adapted to be in proximity to said station and connectable to a suitable... Agent: Reches Patents

20090050583 - Water treatment and bypass system: A water treatment system having a system inlet to receive a fluid flow, a treatment chamber, a first system outlet, and a second system outlet. The treatment chamber has an inlet in communication with the system inlet and an outlet in communication with the first system outlet, and is adapted... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090045106 - Water treatment system: A water treatment system (“WTS”) includes a prefilter, a carbon block filter and a microbiological interception (“MI”) filter that operate in combination to treat a fluid stream, such as water. The WTS may include two prefilters, for example, both a multi-layer nonwoven prefilter and a pleated fabric prefilter. The MI... Agent: Warner, Norcross & Judd In Re: Alticor Inc.

20090045107 - Kits for systems and methods using acoustic radiation pressure: The present invention comprises methods and systems that use acoustic radiation pressure.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20090045108 - Sewer reservoir: A below-grade sewer reservoir provides a compartment for storing excess sewage in the event of excessive rainfall and sewage backup. An inlet pipe allows sewage to flow into the reservoir from a standard sanitary sewer pipe, and an outlet check valve on the output side of the reservoir permits normal... Agent: The Dickinson Law Offices Attn: David Dickinson

20090045109 - Flow control valve with plate spring force actuation: A filter cartridge with a valve actuating protrusion having a sliding surface that is configured to engage with a valve, with the sliding surface being tapered so that a first portion of the sliding surface that engages the valve is wider than a second portion of the sliding surface that... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090045110 - Pool cleaning robot: A pool cleaning robot adapted for climbing a sidewall of a pool and comprising a bottom and two side panels. The robot is adapted for moving in a direction substantially parallel to the side panels. At least one of the side panels comprises a freely-rotating roller located adjacent to the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090045112 - Aquarium filter housing with rounded bottom: An aquarium filter having a filter housing with a rounded bottom. The filter housing including a housing input that directs water into an interior chamber such that the water sweeps across the rounded bottom to reduce or eliminate dead spots and reduce particulate settlement.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090045111 - Filter with self-positioning cartridge arrangement: An aquarium filter arrangement including a filter housing and a filter cartridge having self-spacing structure. The self-spacing structure being designed to automatically space the filter cartridge in an operable filtering position. The operable filtering position being a position at which the filter cartridge is seated against a single rib formed... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090045113 - Filter cartridge construction with carbon profile: A filter cartridge including a filtering body having first and second porous filter walls. The second porous filter wall having a density that is different than the first porous filter wall. The density of the second porous filter wall being defined by interstitial spaces. The filter cartridge further including discrete... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090045114 - Filter cartridge assembly with water collection: A filter cartridge assembly including a carrier and a filter element. The carrier including a water collection cup that collects water from the filter element when the filter cartridge assembly is held in an inverted orientation.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090045115 - Environmentally-neutral processing with condensed phase cryogenic fluids: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for utilizing a substantially condensed phase cryogenic fluid for the purpose of remediation and retrieval of, e.g., spilled crude oil and other “oil spill”-related products from marine/aquatic and terrestrial environments. In some implementations, systems and apparatus are provided for applying a substantially condensed phase... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090045116 - Plant for the desalination/purification of brackish water and industrial waste with zero liquid discharge: The invention relates to a plant for the desalination/purification of brackish water and industrial waste with zero liquid discharge, including reverse osmosis (1 and 9) or filtering (20) modules, containers for receiving waste (18), a centrifugal module (6), dryers (7 and 17), a heating circuit (11) and high-vacuum chambers (14)... Agent: Sanchelima & Associates, P.A. Jesus Sanchelima, Esq.

20090045118 - Environmentally neutral processing with condensed phase cryogenic fluids: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for utilizing a substantially condensed phase cryogenic fluid for the purpose of remediation and retrieval of, e.g., spilled crude oil and other “oil spill”-related products from marine/aquatic and terrestrial environments. In some implementations, systems and apparatus are provided for applying a substantially condensed phase... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090045117 - Environmentally-neutral processing with condensed phase cryogenic fluids: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for utilizing a substantially condensed phase cryogenic fluid for the purpose of remediation and retrieval of, e.g., spilled crude oil and other “oil spill”-related products from marine/aquatic and terrestrial environments. In some implementations, systems and apparatus are provided for applying a substantially condensed phase... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090045119 - Porous polymer and process for producing the same: The present invention relates to a polymeric porous material characterized in that: the porous material has a bimodal pore size distribution attributable to macropores having a pore size of at least 50 nm and mesopores having a pore size of from 2 nm to less than 50 nm, the proportion... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090045120 - Wastewater chemical/biological treatment method and apparatus: A chemical/biological wastewater treatment plant apparatus and treatment method employing rapid sludge chemical dewatering technology in conjunction with an environmental biological system for treating the separated treated wastewater by land applying it for the propagation of biosynthetic fuels and other plants; and/or passing it through aqueous plant or microbial reduction... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20090045121 - Dialysis solution preparation water, dialysis solution using such water, method of producing dialysis solution, and dialysis equipment: Dialysis solution preparation water having a dissolved hydrogen concentration of 50 to 600 ppb, a pH of 7 to 10, and satisfying the water quality criterion defined at ISO 13959, used to prepare a dialysis solution by diluting a dialysis base agent including at least 50 ng/mL of a glucose... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090045122 - Fine bubble diffuser membrane for water and wastewater treatment: The present invention discloses a fine bubble diffuser membrane for wastewater treatment, and the tubular diffuser membrane includes a first breathing elastic material fixing layer, a porous elastic polymer laminated layer and a second breathing elastic material fixing layer, and the three layers are attached sequentially with each other, and... Agent: Daniel B. Schein, Ph.d., Esq., Inc.

20090045123 - Environmentally-neutral processing with condensed phase cryogenic fluids: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for utilizing a substantially condensed phase cryogenic fluid for the purpose of remediation and retrieval of, e.g., spilled crude oil and other “oil spill”—related products from marine/aquatic and terrestrial environments. In some implementations, systems and apparatus are provided for applying a substantially condensed phase... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090045125 - Drain trap with strainer and cup: Drain trap assembly for separating sediment from discharged wastewater including a conduit with a first upper inlet portion and a second upper outlet portion. Between the inlet and outlet is located a lower bend portion. Interrupting the lower bend portion is a third conduit portion including a cup closure for... Agent: Mr. Michael Gurmu

20090045124 - Screen apparatus and method: A screen apparatus for use in a well bore. The apparatus comprises a latch; a first tubular disposed within the latch, the first tubular having an internal retrieving profile; a screen extending from the first tubular, and wherein the screen contains a first portion with a first outer diameter, and... Agent: Longman Russo A Professional Law Corporation

20090045127 - Aircraft rinse system: A method and apparatus for separating particles and dissolved matter from a fluid stream incorporated in an aircraft rinse system. The present invention includes a first pressure source which transports collected rinse fluid into a separator annulus with a filter element disposed therein. The untreated fluid is placed under appropriate... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, L.L.P.

20090045126 - Molecular separator: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for separating particles and dissolved matter from a fluid stream. Specifically, the present invention includes a first pressure source which transports untreated fluid into a separator annulus with a filter element disposed therein. The untreated fluid is placed under appropriate pressure sufficient... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, L.L.P.

20090045128 - Filter for removing sediment from water: A system for removing sediment from water is disclosed. The exemplary embodiments described herein disclose a system comprising a filter chamber, having a deck positioned inside to divide it into an upper chamber and a lower chamber. The deck may have a plurality of holes to hold filtration elements and... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090045129 - Oil strainer: An oil strainer in which pressure loss by a turbulent flow in a case (b 10) is reduced as much as possible. The oil strainer has the case (10) having an inflow opening (112) and an outflow opening (122) that are at positions separated from each other, and also has... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090045130 - Construction of the wedge filtration media laminated by wedge filter plate: An improved construction of filtration media of a wedge filter provides a performance on both surface and inner filtration mechanisms with offering many times recycled use by washable functions. Particularly a wedge filter plate is used to construct a hollow cylindrical type media of wedge filter.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090045131 - Blood filter device and method of manufacturing the same: A blood filter device includes: a housing that includes a dome 2 provided with a blood inlet, a filter retaining portion 3 that is positioned below the dome, and a bottom portion 4 provided with a blood outlet; and a filter 8 that is mounted in a cavity of the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090045132 - Filter element: A filter element has at least one plastic part, a filter medium, and a potting compound that forms a connection between the at least one plastic part and the filter medium. A connecting part is connected fixedly to the at least one plastic part. The potting compound penetrates at least... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20090045133 - Low pressure drop cyst filter: A long life, low pressure drop, cyst reduction water filter includes two active layers, the first comprising a non-woven fiber layer of nominal submicron porosity that retains cysts, but provides a good flow rate, and an upstream protective layer of a different non-woven fiber layer that captures particulates which would... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090045134 - Ballast water intake and treatment system: A ballast water intake and treatment system is disclosed, the system including a membrane treatment unit arranged in or on a ship hull for the separation of microorganisms of no smaller than a given size and organized to execute filtration during the intake of sea water or fresh water outside... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Dc

20090045135 - Method for water filtration: This is a method of filtration of a liquid comprising steps of sequential filtration of said liquid through at least one deep bed medium producing at least one first filtrate followed by at least one membrane medium filtration producing at least one second filtrate, wherein said membrane medium is at... Agent: Boris M. Khudenko

20090045136 - Method for adsorption of metal and an adsorption material directed thereto and method for re-use of the adsorption material: The invention relates to a combined process for the adsorption of metals in a liquid and for the neutralisation of metal-containing waste acids. The adsorption material used in the process is in the form of a geological mineral containing at least one alkali metal and/or alkaline earth metal, e.g. wollastonite... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter

20090045137 - Method of producing monodisperse chelate resins: The present invention relates to a method of producing novel monodisperse chelate resins based on crosslinked polymer beads containing aminomethyl groups and/or aminomethyl nitrogen heterocyclic groups that have a high uptake capacity for heavy metals and rapid kinetics.... Agent: Lanxess Corporation

20090045138 - Superabsorbent foam, method for the production thereof, and use thereof: Superabsorbent foam comprising superabsorbent fiber and/or fruit fiber, processes for producing superabsorbent foam having improved wet strength by foaming a crosslinkable aqueous mixture comprising at least 50 mol % neutralized acid-functional monoethylenically unsaturated monomer or at least one basic polymer, crosslinker, superabsorbent synthetic fiber and/or fruit fiber and at least... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090045139 - Treatment system and method for liquid concrete washout waste: Solid and liquid concrete waste is collected from a construction site and safely off-loaded at a treatment site. Solid waste is separated and sent to a crusher to be made into road bed aggregate. Liquid waste is put in a first tank to settle the solids, then moved to a... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090045141 - Apparatus for aeration of contaminated liquids: Water decontamination systems including aerator modules are described herein. Such systems are capable of removing contaminants, including volatile organic compounds, from the water. Certain volatile organic contaminants can be removed at high efficiencies. The systems may be automated to remove the contaminants and produce cleaned water on a continuous basis.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090045140 - Method and apparatus for treating fluids to reduce microbubbles: Versions of the invention include methods for reducing microbubbles in liquids treated by heat or mass exchange devices. The exchange devices may be conditioned by having gases in crevices and surfaces displaced by a liquid. The methods can be used to prepare liquids with reduced numbers of microbubbles.... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20090045142 - Method and apparatus for collecting pollutants in a body of water: During collection of pollutants having a density lower than that of water and carried by a surface layer of a body of water, water of the surface layer is caused to flow into and through a collection vessel having a separation compartment with a top wall, pollutants entrained by the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090045143 - Power aquarium cleaning and gravel vacuum: A gravel vacuum including a suction tube, a pre-filter tower connected to the suction tube, a filter tower, a return assembly, a pump, and an alternate flow path with a flow control valve. When the suction tube is placed on gravel under water, the pump impels a flow of water... Agent: Swernofsky Law Group PC

20090045144 - Method and system for monitoring reverse osmosis membranes: A monitoring system and a method for monitoring a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane in an RO unit is capable of detecting the formation of mineral salt crystals on the surface of the RO membrane. The monitoring system includes a reverse osmosis monitoring cell coupled to the RO unit so as... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090045145 - Device and method for purifying water: A device and method for purifying waste water and stormwater flows by passage through a filter, which can be manufactured in various configurations. The filter has a broad range of thickness ranging from 1 mm to 20 meters. The filter is comprised of fibers from a melt of composition of... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090045146 - Downhole wet-mate connector debris exclusion system: A downhole wet-connector and debris exclusion system includes a relatively stationary component; a relatively mobile component operably engageable with the relatively stationary component; at least one connector disposed behind a moveable debris exclusion member in a protected condition within the relatively mobile component; and at least one complementary connector disposed... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090045147 - Process for operating a centrifuge: The present invention relates to a process for operating a centrifuge which has a drive shaft used for loading, a drum which is connected to the drive shaft and has a drum casing and a drum base, a filter with a working region situated within the filter, an annular space... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20090045148 - Environmentally-neutral processing with condensed phase cryogenic fluids: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for utilizing a substantially condensed phase cryogenic fluid for the purpose of remediation and retrieval of, e.g., spilled crude oil and other “oil spill”-related products from marine/aquatic and terrestrial environments. In some implementations, systems and apparatus are provided for applying a substantially condensed phase... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090045149 - Filter for removing sediment from water: An apparatus, system, and method for removing sediment from water is disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the apparatus includes a tubular filter assembly comprising a support member; and a filtratable element surrounding the support member, the filtratable element comprising a backing mesh; and a fibrous batting.... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090045150 - Radial counterflow inductive desalination: Tiny centrifugal separation effects of innumerable turbulent eddy vortices are integrated by the forcing regime of the centrifugal pump and the axial pump. A coherent network of organized low pressure gradients along capillary and arterial vortices gives bulk porosity so that sink flow can go through source flow. In an... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090038999 - System for treating wastewater and a controlled reaction-volume module usable therein: A wastewater treatment system including a biological reactor is disclosed. At least one controlled-reaction-volume module is provided to the biological reactor. The at least one controlled-reaction-volume module includes a fixed-film media for supporting a biological growth. At least one mixer, such as, for example, a high momentum mixer, for communicate... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20090039000 - Dosimeter for programmable microscale manipulation of fluids: The present invention is directed generally to devices and methods for controlling fluid flow in meso-scale fluidic components in a programmable manner. Specifically, the present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for placing two microfluidic components in fluid communication at an arbitrary position and time, both of which... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090039001 - Enhanced separation tank with ph control: A water-handling installation comprises a tank interceptor for receiving liquid and in which oil or suspended solids are separated from the liquid prior to discharge. The water-handling installation further comprises a pH adjustment module in fluid communication with the tank interceptor. The pH adjustment module receives a portion of liquid... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090039002 - Liquid droplet ejecting apparatus: A liquid droplet ejecting apparatus comprises a liquid cartridge including a first unit having a liquid storing chamber and a liquid outlet, a second unit movable relative to the first unit between a close position where the second unit is close to the first unit and a distant position where... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090039003 - Single-cell mechanical flotation system: A mechanical flotation system having only one cell may be nearly as efficient as one having two or more cells, yet provide an apparatus with a considerably smaller footprint, significantly reduced capital and operating costs, as well as be resistant to floating oil recovery platform wave effects. The single-cell mechanical... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20090039004 - Automatic oil filtration and treatment with level control and system heating during filtration: A system and method for automatic oil filtration and treatment with an enclosed filter medium.... Agent: Weiss & Weiss

20090039005 - Portable apparatus for purifying waste water: There is provide a portable apparatus for purifying waste water, which comprises: a first filter for primarily filtering contaminated water, a tank for sterilizing the contaminated water flowing through the first filter and for generating a precipitate by cohering impurities contained in the contaminated water by use of a composite... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20090039006 - Portable water-treatment bar: A portable water-treatment bar comprises an upper cap, a lower cap and multiple containing sections. The upper cap is circular and has an enlarged abutting rim at its top. The lower cap has a wedge portion with multiple passages. Each containing sections is hollow, has multiple holes defined on sidewalls... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090039007 - Oil filter housing: The present invention discloses an oil filter housing, comprising an upper bowl adapted to be mounted onto a filter-mounting base of an engine, a top end of the upper bowl being formed with oil inlets and an oil outlet, and a protruding structure being provided on an outer top end... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090039008 - Method for conducting maintenance on a chromatography column: The present invention relates to methods for conducting maintenance on chromatography columns used in industrial-scale chromatography. In particular, the invention is concerned with safer methods for performing maintenance on such columns, such as cleaning and replacing bed supports, distributors, nozzles, O-rings and other column components, by the use of a... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20090039009 - Distributor plates for composite pressure vessel assemblies and methods: The present invention provides: a distributor plate for a composite pressure vessel. The distributor plate includes a thermoplastic polymeric disk having a top side, a bottom side, a perimeter edge and a central opening. Radial slits are formed in the disk to define fluid flow passages through the disk between... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090039010 - Hollow fiber membrane module, and method for producing the hollow fiber membrane module: A hollow fiber membrane module 100 including a hollow fiber membrane unit 10 which has plural hollow fiber membranes 11, and a first seal-fixing section 12 and a second seal-fixing section 13 for seal-fixing both ends of these hollow fiber membranes 11 to make the insides of the hollows therein... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090039011 - Fuel-filtering device: A fuel-filtering device includes a filter body having a bag shape and a communication hole, and is formed of a plurality of laminated filter layers bonded at rim portions by welding. The laminated filter layers include an outside filter layer formed of a woven mesh, an inside filter layer formed... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090039012 - Hollow fiber membrane and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention relates to a through-one-end water collection type hollow fiber membrane and a method for manufacturing the same. According to the present invention, an internal sealing part is formed in the hollow part of the membrane at its free end. The internal sealing part supports an external sealing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090039013 - Filter medium for liquid filtration and process for producing the same: A filter medium for liquid filtration of fine texture exhibiting high strength when wetted with water, which filter medium is comprised of a wet-laid nonwoven fabric. There is provided a filter medium for liquid filtration comprised of a wet-laid nonwoven fabric, characterized in that through blending of 0.5 to 40... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090039014 - Porous vinylidene fluoride resin membrane for water treatment and process for producing the same: A water treatment membrane comprising a porous membrane of vinylidene fluoride resin, wherein 0.01-5 wt. parts of photocatalytic titanium oxide is uniformly dispersed in 100 wt. parts of the vinylidene fluoride resin. The water treatment membrane can solve problems accompanying the hydrophobicity of a porous membrane of vinylidene fluoride resin... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090039015 - Method of wastewater treatment with excess sludge withdrawal reduced: A method of wastewater treatment that reduced equipment cost and running cost and realizes high efficiency implementation and further tank miniaturization, and that reduces excess sludge withdrawal. There is provided a method of wastewater treatment with excess sludge withdrawal reduced, characterized in that there are installed an aeration tank wherein... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090039016 - Environmental remediation method: Remediation for groundwater, soil, sediment bodies, bodies of water, tanks, pipes, and their surrounding areas are described. Remediation includes treating a site contaminated with toxic organic compounds by assessing for the presence or absence of suitable ozonophilic bacteria at the site and introducing ozone to the site. The ozonophilic bacteria... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20090039017 - Packing for a bioreactor: There is disclosed a packing for a bioreactor in a small sewage treatment works for the degradation of organic and/or inorganic pollutants in effluent water. Said packing comprises an enlarged surface, achieved by the use of a special paper. Said paper is folded and arranged in concentric rings around an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090039018 - Suspension homopolymerization of an isocyanurates: Compositions comprising a cross-linked isocyanurate homopolymer or other cross-linked triazine homopolymers in the form of a microbead that is porous or non-porous; methods of making; and methods of using the compositions are disclosed.... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20090039019 - Porous membranes containing exchange resins: Articles that include two or more exchange resins in one or more microporous membranes, where the membranes remove oppositely charged impurities from a fluid in contact with the membranes, are disclosed. Methods for using such devices to remove charged impurities from fluid in contact with the membrane are provided.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 006357

20090039020 - Methods for reducing boron concentration in high salinity liquid: Methods of treating a high salinity liquid, such as seawater, containing boron are provided, including adjusting the pH of the liquid to about 8 to about 9.5, optionally adding a scale inhibitor to the liquid, passing the liquid through a reverse osmosis device, and recovering a permeate having a boron... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090039021 - Polyurethane oil de-emulsifcation unit: A process for separating an aqueous emulsion including an aqueous phase and an non-aqueous phase into separated aqueous and non-aqueous phases, to provide a recovered non-aqueous phase, and to provide a recovered aqueous phase containing an acceptable level of the non-aqueous phase. In the process, at least one body, and... Agent: Ronald S. Kosie Bcf LLP

20090039022 - Watershed runoff treatment device & method: A watershed runoff treatment device is adapted to be used to convert a single-stage drain inlet vault (catch basin) into a two-stage clarifier in which treatment can be accomplished before discharging the water to further on-site treatment or detention or to storm drain. It includes a flow control box member... Agent: David Belasco

20090039023 - Chromatography column: A chromatography column having a longitudinal axis and comprising a column wall with a first end and a second end, a first end plate assembly removably connectable to said first end of the column wall, a second end plate assembly removably connectable to said second end of the column wall,... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20090039024 - Apparatus and methods for performing steps of a multi-step process in parallel: Embodiments of the present invention feature a device (1) and method for performing steps of a multi-step process in parallel. The device (1) and method feature a rotor assembly (13) having vessel stations (33) and stator assembly (15) having work positions. The rotor assembly (13) rotates the vessels (17) to... Agent: Waters Investments Limited C/o Waters Corporation

20090039025 - Method and device for separating constituents of a liquid feed by liquid-liquid centrifugal chromatography: The invention relates to a method for separating constituents of a liquid feed by liquid-liquid centrifugal chromatography and to a device for implementing it. Constituents (A, B) having different partition coefficients such that they are respectively carried along at unequal velocities by a light solvent (l) and a heavier solvent... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090039026 - Separation method: A method of separating at least one phycobilino-based pigment from a sample containing a plurality of phycobilin-based pigments is provided. The method is capable of separating a specific phycobilin-based pigment with high purity by a simple operation.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090039027 - Purification of water: A process for providing water with a lowered salinity and which produces at least one recoverable waste stream containing a useful by-product, the process including treating raw water which includes an undesirably high concentration of cations, including Ca2+ and Na+, in a cation exchange stage which includes first and second... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090039028 - Liquid filtration systems: Provided are filter elements and methods of making and using the same where the filter elements are suitable for liquid filtration and contain particle-loaded meltblown fiber webs. A filter element comprises: a porous article comprising a web of self-supporting nonwoven polymeric fibers and a plurality of sorbent particles enmeshed in... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090039029 - Iron oxide recovery: A method for increasing recovery of particulate material from a fluid stream includes directing the fluid stream through a channel, conditioning the fluid stream by applying energy to the fluid stream sufficient to increase concentration of the particulate material, and recovering the particulate material from the fluid stream. The particulate... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20090039030 - Antimicrobial water treatment system and method: A system and method is described for destroying microbes in water from bathing apparatuses, such as swimming pools, using heat. Part of the stream from the pool is diverted, heated to an antimicrobial temperature, and recombined as a merged stream before it reenters the pool at a safe temperature. Further... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090039031 - Controlling the formation of hexavalent chromium during an oxidative remediation of a contaminated site: A method for inhibiting formation of hexavalent chromium during oxidative remediation of a contaminated site containing trivalent chromium is described. The method comprises introducing ozone at a first point to the contaminated site, where the ozone is introduced at a first frequency and for a first period of time, and... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20090039032 - Portable filtration and ozonation apparatus: A portable fluid ozonation apparatus includes a container for treating and storing fluid, a filter that attaches to the container and an ozone generator. In use, a fluid is dispensed into the container and optionally passed through the filter. At this point, power is supplied to the ozone generator which... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090039033 - Portable ozonation apparatus for storing and purifying liquid: A portable ozonation apparatus for storing and purifying liquids includes a container having an opening for receiving a liquid and a treatment cap. The treatment cap is preferably detachably mounted to the container at the opening. Preferably, the treatment cap includes a main body portion having provided therein an electricity... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090039035 - Method for controlling microbial bioflim in aqueous systems: According to one embodiment of the invention, antimicrobial compound containing liposomes are added to water systems prone to biofouling and biofilm formation. The liposomes, being similar in composition to microbial membranes or cells, are readily incorporated into the existing biofilm. Once the antimicrobial compound containing liposomes become entrained with the... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090039034 - Method for controlling protozoa that harbor bacteria: A method for controlling protozoa trophozites and cysts wherein biocides or control agents are encapsulated within microcapsules or manufactured into the core of liposomes, thereafter the biocide containing microcapsules or liposomes are then introduced into an aqueous system.... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090039036 - Method and device for treating slurry derived from a cracking operation to improve its upgrading: A method of processing the slurry coming from a cracker by causing solid particles contained in the slurry to settle out, the method consisting of introducing said slurry, on leaving the cracker at a temperature of about 350° C., into the base of a vertical settler having a rotary bowl... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090039037 - Portable drinking water purification device: A portable water disinfecting and purification apparatus comprising a first chamber into which water to be purified may be drawn by suction or negative pressure, a second chamber into which the water from the first chamber can be forced by a pumping action or positive pressure, whereby the water is... Agent: Charles A. Wilkinson, Esq.

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20090032446 - Mobile station and methods for diagnosing and modeling site specific effluent treatment facility requirements: A mobile station and methods are disclosed for diagnosing and modeling site specific effluent treatment facility requirements to arrive at a treatment regimen and/or proposed commercial plant model idealized for the particular water/site requirements. The station includes a mobile platform having power intake, effluent intake and fluid outflow facilities and... Agent: Harold A. Burdick

20090032447 - Ballast water treatment apparatus: m

20090032448 - Solid separating apparatus, compact assembly, and separating method: The invention relates to an apparatus for separating solids from a liquid, comprising at least one reservoir or basin (12) for receiving solid-loaded liquid and having at least one inflow (1, 27, 101) and/or outflow (2, 111); and at least one separation device (9, 16, 25, 55, 56, 62, 63,... Agent: Chris Papageorge

20090032449 - Multiple laminar flow-based particle and cellular separation with laser steering: The invention provides a method, apparatus and system for separating blood and other types of cellular components, and can be combined with holographic optical trapping manipulation or other forms of optical tweezing. One of the exemplary methods includes providing a first flow having a plurality of blood components; providing a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090032450 - High performance sewer system: The system comprises one or more of the following: primary treatment units, flexible pipes, and optionally, one or more pumps. The system is designed and installed in a manner that enables the flow of liquid to be predominantly due to gravity, although one or more pumps may optionally be included... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090032451 - Aeration-less water treatment apparatus: An aeration-less water treatment apparatus including an anaerobic reactor which receives sewage to cause the sewage to flow as an upward stream, and an aerobic reactor which receives treated water from the anaerobic reactor to cause the water to flow as a downward stream so that the water contacts aerobic... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090032452 - Filter system for an automobile engine: A filter system for use in an automobile engine includes a filter unit fluidically interposed between a fluid pump of the engine and a heater core of the engine. The filter unit includes an inner core removably mounted in an outer case. The inner core includes a fluid permeable wall... Agent: Sung I. Oh, Professional Law Corporation

20090032453 - Filter cartridge for use in a water storage tank: The present invention relates to a filter cartridge for insertion into a water supply tank of a beverage dispenser, such as an espresso machine or the like, in which filter bed formed from filter material is arranged, wherein a connection to the outlet of the filter cartridge is provided to... Agent: William D. Breneman Breneman & Georges

20090032454 - Filtering package for infusion products: Filtering package for infusion products including a thin cylindrical structure (1) at whose ends are firmly attached filtering diaphragms (2;2′) that make the resulting body of package (3), containing the infusion product, underformable.... Agent: Paul A. Fattibene Fattibene & Fattibene

20090032455 - Potting material, hollow-fiber module, and process for producing the same: An object of the present invention is to provide a potting agent that enables the reduction of crawling and ensures sufficient penetration between the porous hollow fibers in stationary potting. The potting agent of the present invention is a potting agent for fixing an end portion of a porous hollow... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090032456 - Device for filtering a fluid especially a liquefied plastic: A device for filtering a fluid, in particular a liquefied plastic, has a housing with at least one supply channel and having a discharge channel. In the flow path of the fluid at least one screen is arranged in a corresponding screen space in at least one screen carrier, which... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090032457 - Hydrocyclones: An inlet head for a cyclone, the inlet head including a feed chamber therein having an inner side wall, a top or end wall at one end of the side wall, an open end at the other end of the side wall, the open end being of circular cross-section with... Agent: Julie K. Morriss Morris O'bryant Compagni, PC

20090032458 - Biogas producing facility with anaerobic hydrolysis: The present invention relates to a method and a facility for conversion of organic waste into biogas, i.e. a methane containing gas, with an improved efficiency and economy. The method comprises three consecutive steps of: i) digestion of the organic waste in a first reactor; ii) hydrolysis of the digested... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090032459 - Colored wastewater discoloration method: Colored wastewater from industries, agriculture and the like is discolored by adjusting pH of the wastewater and filtering the wastewater through a mixture of acid-treated sawdust produced from sawdust which has been disposed of after being used for fungi production and charcoal thereby to remove a color component fraction from... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090032460 - Wastewater treatment method and wastewater treatment equipment: In a micronanobubble reaction vessel 3 of wastewater treatment equipment, wastewater containing organic matter is treated with micronanobubbles. Thereafter, the 5 wastewater is introduced into an aeration tank 7. Part of organic matter in the wastewater is oxidized in the micronanobubble reaction vessel 3 by micronanobubble treatment prior to treatment... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090032463 - 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

20090032461 - Method for separating polymer systems and pore-free polymer films used in said method: The invention pertains to a separation of polymer systems by means of permeation through polymer films—semi-crystalline, cross-linked, amorphous—with thicknesses in a nanometer scale. The restriction to thicknesses in a nanometer scale is essential for a high throughput of polymers. Of particular significance is the selectivity towards colloidal additives with a... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090032462 - Method for the extraction of components made from organic material: The present invention relates to a process for extracting constituents from organic material, comprising the step of extracting with a monophasic mixture of 50% by volume to 90% by volume of methanol and 50 to 10% by volume of water and optionally 0% by volume to 40% by volume of... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090032465 - Method for the elimination of metal complex catalysts from telomerization mixtures: Process for separating a metal complex catalyst from a reaction mixture obtained from a telomerization reaction, wherein the metal complex catalyst is separated off at least one membrane which is more permeable to the telomerization product than to the metal complex catalyst.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090032464 - Treatment equipment of organic waste and treatment method: In treatment equipment of organic waste provided with a high temperature and pressure treatment apparatus to produce a slurried material by conducting the high temperature and high pressure treatment of the organic waste, a dehydration treatment apparatus to recover the dehydrated solid matter by conducting the dehydration treatment of the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20090032466 - Agent for increasing rejection with a permeable membrane, process for increasing the rejection, permeable membrane and process for water treatment: An agent for increasing the rejection with a permeable membrane which comprises an ionic macromolecule having a weight-average molecular weight of 100,000 or greater; a process for increasing the rejection with a permeable membrane which comprises treating a permeable membrane with the agent; a permeable membrane which is treated in... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090032467 - Method and apparatus for thermocapillary evaporation: A vaporization apparatus and related vaporization method is provided that relies on thermocapillary convection. The apparatus consists of a thermocapillary evaporator that has three sections: an evaporation section, a displacement section, and a storage system for storing the liquid to be evaporated. The evaporation section is operable to distribute thermal... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP

20090032468 - Methods for removal of lipids from fluids: This invention is directed to systems and methods for removing lipids from a fluid, such as plasma, or from lipid-containing organisms. These systems contact a fluid with an extraction solvent, which causes the lipids in the fluid to separate from the fluid or causes lipids in the lipid-containing organisms to... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090032469 - Filter for body fluids: A filter for body fluids includes a housing with a filtering element. The filtering element is made of a filtering material pleated and wrapped in a cylindrical configuration. The pleated material includes an alternation of long pleats and short pleats. Intermediate length pleats with an intermediate length may also be... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090032471 - Innovative treatment technologies for reclaimed water: Innovative methods and systems for the removal and destruction of contaminants present in reclaimed or other waste water are described.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20090032470 - Porous ptfe materials and articles produced therefrom: Novel porous PTFE membranes are described possessing a unique combination of high strength, low flow resistance, and small pore size. Additionally, unique constructions with superior filtration and venting properties incorporating porous PTFE membranes are described.... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090032472 - Systems and methods for removal of heavy metal contaminants from fluids: A system for use in the removal of heavy metal contaminants from fluid is provided. The system includes a source from which contaminated fluid may be introduced into the system, a first station for removal by physical separation of a targeted heavy metal contaminant from the flow of fluid, including... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090032473 - Method of removing ozone remaining in water: s

20090032474 - Irrigation control system: A method for achieving the optimum pH of the water used for irrigation, comprising passing water through a water meter or a pH monitor, which transmits a signal based on the volume of flow of the water or the pH of the water, a pump which receives a signal from... Agent: Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

20090032475 - Fluoropolymer fine fiber: A layer of fluoropolymer fine fiber can be made. The fine fiber can be made by electrospinning from a solvent or a solvent blend. The layers of the invention are useful in general filtration of fluid streams including gaseous and liquid streams. The fine fiber layers are also useful as... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090032476 - Cover system and method for making the same for use with a twin channel clarifier tank: A cover system for a clarifier tank having a combined effluent and influent trough separated by a dividing wall. The cover system includes a mounting bracket attached to an inboard wall of the influent trough and at least one openable cover panel attached to the mounting bracket. An opposite support... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20090032477 - Filtration devices with embedded radio frequency identification (rfid) tags: Embodiments of the present invention comprise reverse osmosis filters and systems comprising embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for storing and retrieving data. The RFID tags can be preferably embedded under a filtration device's protective outer shell. Information can be easily stored onto and retrieved from the embedded RFID tags.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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