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Liquid purification or separation April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090107897 - Automatic flushing apparatus of membrane filter in water purifier: A water purifier including a sediment filter (100), a pre-carbon filter (200) and a membrane filter (300) to sequentially filter raw water. An automatic flushing apparatus of the membrane filter (300) includes an LPS (120) for detecting water pressure in a water pipe connected between the sediment filter (100) and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090107898 - Artificial lung: An artificial lung includes a housing, a tubular hollow fiber membrane bundle contained in the housing and providing a multiplicity of hollow fiber membranes having a gas exchange function, a gas inflow port and a gas outflow port communicating with each other through hollow portions of the hollow fiber membranes,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090107899 - Adjustable, configurable storm inlet filter: System and apparatus for filtering drainage which includes a configurable and adjustable rigid frame, hanger support structures adapted to contact a surface of a drainage structure, and a sediment bag. The frame may be adjusted or configured by modifying the location of connecting fasteners and/or by altering the orientation of... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090107900 - Aquarium filter: An aquarium filter assembly is mounted to an aquarium tank and defines a water flow path therethrough from upstream to downstream from an inlet to an outlet. A replaceable filter element is mounted in a filter chamber.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090107901 - Combined centrifugal separator: The combined centrifugal separator with supplementary work units is an autonomous stationary or mobile complex apparatus, which is related to the separation of non-uniform granular or fibrous product, such as manure pulps, fruit pulps, sugar contained pulps, pulps for the medicine, etc., from the liquid in which it is carried.... Agent: Boris Zhornitskiy

20090107902 - Personal hemodialysis system: A dialysis machine includes a dialysis instrument having a pump actuator and first and second valve actuators, and a disposable cassette operable with the dialysis instrument, the disposable cassette including a pump portion operable with the pump actuator, first and second valve chambers operable with the first and second valve... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090107903 - Anticoagulant-coated dipstick for use with a blood centrifuge rotor: An anticoagulant-coated dipstick is selectively receivable by the central fill port of a rotor of a blood centrifuge. The dipstick includes an elongated, rod-like member having a first axial end and an opposite second axial end, and a cap affixed to the second axial end. At least a portion of... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP

20090107904 - Self-cleaning filter and filtration system for lubricants: The disclosed self-cleaning filtration system and self-cleaning filter solves various problems by replacing a standard filter cartridge with an adapter screwed in place of the cartridge, a filter of limited size with a motor for rotating an inlet cover plate and an outlet cover plate over a body with a... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.

20090107905 - Fluid filter seal: A filter assembly including first and second mating parts and a seal received in a groove of the first mating part. The seal includes a main body and a resiliently flexible, sloping skirt that extends from one side of the main body to a distal end spaced from the main... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090107906 - Faucet mounted water filter system: A faucet mounted water filtration system includes a base defining an inlet and a plurality of outlets. The base at least partially defines a filter compartment configured to house a filter cartridge. A first valve assembly is positioned within the base and defines a first passage and a second passage.... Agent: John S. Beulick (13307) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090107907 - Droplet-based digital microdialysis: The invention relates to a droplet-based digital microdialysis method that utilizes discrete perfusate droplets marched through a microchannel in an intermittent manner. The droplets sequentially reside on a microdialysis membrane that is in contact with the test fluid, e.g., fluid in an extracellular space. The droplets remain stationary at the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090107908 - Thermally, heat and chemically resistant ultrafiltration polyimide membrane and method for its production: A thermally, heat and chemically stable polyimide asymmetric ultrafiltration membrane, is a porous film or a hollow fiber, having an anisotropic structure a selective surface layer and a substrate, wherein the selective ultraporous surface layer has size of pores 70-800 Å with thickness 0.1-10 mcm and is composed of insoluble... Agent: United States Department Of Energy

20090107909 - Microchannel for separating blood plasma: A microchannel comprising: a substrate body (10a); a separation channel (11) which is formed within the substrate body (10a) and extended in the direction parallel to the longitudinal direction of the substrate body (10a); at least two (first and second) connection ports (13a, 14a) which are formed at one end... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090107910 - Passive grease trap with pre-stage for solids separation: A solids collector for collecting solids in waste water that are heavier than water includes a roto-molded plastic container having a cylindrical sidewall and a downwardly sloping bottom. An inlet and outlet are connected to the sidewall substantially above the sloping bottom so that solids that are heavier than water... Agent: Maccord Mason PLLC

20090107911 - Fluid separator: An apparatus separates a first fluid from a mixture of fluids. The apparatus includes a housing that can have one or more entry openings and one or more exit openings. An endless flexible strip of a material having an affinity for the first fluid is arranged to be advanced through... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090107912 - Composite material and method for removing harmful algal blooms and turning them into submerged macrophytes: The present invention proposes a composite material which can rapidly and effectively remove algae and transform them into submerged macrophytes. The composite material is a mixture of two functional materials: one can grow into submerged macrophytes, and the other is clays or modified local soil particles which can flocculate algae,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090107913 - System and method for anaerobic digestion of biomasses: Provided herein are methods and system for the production of biogas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classified Class A Biosolids, and pathogen reduced organic liquid fertilizer. Through the digestion of waste materials using sequential phases in an efficient digestion process, enhanced biomass conversion efficiency and improved output of products (in quantity... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20090107914 - Novel plant gene and uses thereof: A novel gene isolated from Deschampsia antarctica coding for a lipase like protein is disclosed. A system for production of recombinant enzyme is also disclosed as well as uses for the enzyme.... Agent: John Dodds

20090107916 - Module cleaning method: An aeration/backwash device (16) for use with a porous membrane filtration module (5) including one or more membranes (6) extending longitudinally between vertically spaced upper (7) and lower headers (8) into which the ends of the membranes are potted. The membranes (6) having a permeable wall which, in use, is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090107915 - Treatment process and system for wastewater, process waters, and produced waters applications: An electrocoagulation reactor comprising a plurality of electrodes positioned parallel to each other and provided with a means of energizing each electrode; a fluid inlet for an inlet stream comprising contaminated water; a fluid outlet for an outlet stream comprising electrocoagulated products; a flow distributor system; and a gas distribution... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090107917 - Water water purification system and method: A system for purifying non-potable water to make said water potable includes an intake pump for bringing the non-potable water into the system. At least one centrifugal separator separates the non-potable water into suspended solids, saline water and oil. At least one ozone contact chamber injects ozone into a water... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090107918 - Amphoteric ion exchangers: but also —(CH2)mNR1R2 groups and/or if appropriate —(CH2)mNR1R2R3 groups, wherein m is an integer from 1 to 4 and R1, R2, R3 in each case independently of one another are hydrogen, —CH3, —CH2CH3, —CH2CH2CH3, benzyl, —OCH2CH3 or —CH2CH2OH and X is H or Na or K, to a process for... Agent: Lanxess Corporation

20090107919 - Apparatus and process for treating an aqueous solution containing chemical contaminants: Apparatus, process and article for treating an aqueous solution containing a chemical contaminant. The process includes contacting an aqueous solution containing a chemical contaminant with an aggregate composition comprising an insoluble rare earth-containing compound to form a solution depleted of chemical contaminants. The insoluble rare earth-containing compound can include one... Agent: Chevron Corporation

20090107920 - Sludge treatment system: When liquefying sludge, e.g as in U.S. Pat. No. 6,808,636, the combination of temperature, pH, and shearing, is synergistic. Described here is a system that provides for collating test sampling and full-scale data inputs, recording achieved results and the engineering parameters that achieved those particular results. The data is presented... Agent: Anthony Asquith

20090107921 - Chemical treatment system and method: A chemical treatment system that injects one or more dosage chemical solutions into a process. Conditions of the process are sensed by sensors, communicated to a chemical treatment management system. The chemical treatment management system processes the process conditions and issues command signals to one or more chemical storage systems... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Department

20090107922 - Membrane, water treatment system, and associated method: A membrane assembly is provided that includes a support comprising a micro-porous material; and an insoluble layer secured to a surface of the support. The insoluble layer is a reaction product of a reactant solution comprising a chain-capping reagent. A system and associated method are provided also.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090107923 - Process and compositions for the disinfection of waters: A process for killing microorganisms and controlling biofouling in high chlorine demand waters comprises mixing two components, one of which is an oxidant and the other an ammonium salt, and adding the mixture immediately to the aqueous system to be treated.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090107924 - Method and apparatus for activated sludge biological treatment of municipal and industrial waste water: A biological wastewater treatment process and modular apparatus wherein activated sludge is recirculated in all of aeration, fluidized bed and return sludge phases in the apparatus.... Agent: Robert L. Stone

20090107925 - Apparatus and process for treating an aqueous solution containing biological contaminants: Process, apparatus and article for treating an aqueous solution containing biological contaminants. The process includes contacting an aqueous solution containing a biological contaminant with an aggregate composition comprising an insoluble rare earth-containing compound to form a solution depleted of active biological contaminants. The aggregate includes mote than 10.01% by weight... Agent: Chevron Corporation

20090107927 - Apparatus, system, and method for purifying nucleic acids: Methods and devices for isolating nucleic acids from a mixture containing such nucleic acids and extraneous matter are provided. In one embodiment, the method of the invention comprises passing the mixture through a glass frit under conditions effective to separate the nucleic acids from the extraneous matter. In a more... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP

20090107926 - Fluid filter apparatus and methods: Particular aspects of the inventive technology may, in embodiments, relate to a fluid filter apparatus that includes a filtered fluid conduit that has a length that is at least three times a characteristic diameter; and a plurality of holes, wherein at least one of said holes has a first shape... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.

20090107928 - Paint spray booth sludge consolidation method and apparatus: A method and apparatus is disclosed for eliminating the bagging of paint spray booth sludge, and instead, centrifuging the collected sludge, re-watered if need be for transport, into a high solids content sludge and water for holding the sludge in suspension upstream of the centrifuge and apparatus for accomplishing the... Agent: Pyle & Piontek LLC

20090107929 - Apparatus having a bioreactor and membrane filtration module for treatment of an incoming fluid: An apparatus for treatment of an incoming fluid, comprising a bioreactor with a basin (2) with a fluid space and a membrane filtration module (12) comprising a housing (13) with one or more incorporated membranes (14), an inlet side, a permeate side and a retentate side, wherein the housing (13)... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090107930 - Methodology for filtering a fluid using a plurality of surface filtration mediums: A method is provided for filtering a fluid including contaminant and or sediment particles. The method includes the steps of: selecting a particle of a first size to be filtered; selecting a first mesh material having a pore size greater than the first size; and selecting a number of layers... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090107931 - Fluid treatment and method and use of same: A system (1) for the treatment of a fluid comprising at least two of the fractions solid particles, liquid and/or gas is described, the system (1) being defined by at least one inlet portion (3) and two or more outlet portions (5, 7, 9), and the system (1) being arranged... Agent: Gable & Gotwals

04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090101549 - Modular assembly for a portable hemodialysis system: A modular assembly for a portable hemodialysis system may include a dialysis unit, e.g., that contains suitable components for performing hemodialysis, such as a dialyzer, one or more pumps to circulate blood through the dialyzer, a source of dialysate, and one or more pumps to circulate the dialysate through the... Agent: Deka Research And Development Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090101550 - Dialysis system having non-invasive fluid velocity sensing: A dialysis system includes a dialyzer; a blood pump coupled operably to a dialyzer; a dialysate inlet pump couple operably to a dialysate inlet of the dialyzer; a dialysate outlet pump coupled operably to a dialysate outlet of the dialyzer; a first non-invasive fluid velocity sensor positioned to sensor of... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090101551 - Oil changing device: An oil changing device includes a used oil tank connected with an air suction device which is connected with a compressor and a vacuum generating device. A switch is connected between the vacuum generating device and the compressor. A new oil tank includes a pipe connected to a mechanical item... Agent: Liao, Ying-chieh

20090101552 - Manifolds for use in conducting dialysis: The present invention is directed to novel systems for conducting the filtration of blood using manifolds. The manifolds integrate various sensors and have fluid pathways formed therein to direct fluids from various sources through the requisite blood filtration or ultrafiltration system steps.... Agent: Patentmetrix

20090101553 - Filter system for catch basins: A first filter basket (20) sits down into a catch basin (10) and has an upper flange (24) that rests on a shoulder (14) provided in the catch basin (10) for supporting a grate (16). The filter basket (20) has expanded metal side and bottom walls which are adapted to... Agent: Barnard Intellectual Property Law, Inc.

20090101554 - Filtering device and method for its manufacture: A filtering device has a filter cup made from plastic material, a filter element inserted into the filter cup, and a filter lid closing off the filter cup. At least one labeling surface is provided on the filter cup. The at least one labeling surface is a plastic film provided... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh, Dept: Vr-p Plant 5.4

20090101555 - Passive stormwater management apparatus and system: A stormwater inlet near an upper edge of a layered filter media vessel is equipped with a distribution header that ensures effective use of the surface area of the filter media by providing plural spaced streams of stormwater thereat, each at a point of impact having its energy dissipated by... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP

20090101556 - Reactor and method for decalcifying water and simultaneous removal of pollutants: This task is solved by the reactor, wherein the fitted plates manifest a bore in the middle of each of them, through which a device for opening and closing of the bores by means of conical and/or cylindrical closures passes, the upper end of the device being without a plate... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20090101557 - Device and method for producing medical grade water: A device for producing medical grade water in spacecrafts has a heat exchange unit which initially heats a water supply before being channeled to a membrane filter module which separates the water supply into liquid retentate and purified gaseous permeate.... Agent: T3 Scientific LLC

20090101558 - Blower having oil-mist filtering function: A blower having oil-mist blower is disclosed. The blower is provided with tubing fitting on the wind suction opening connecting in series to an oil-collection box module. The position of the venting tube of the blower is connected to cyclone-separator. The oil-collection box module includes a box body, oil-collection seat... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090101559 - Microconcentrator/microfilter: The present invention includes a microfluidic filter and concentrator that can separate a filtrate from a fluid containing components, e.g. a suspension of particles, to be removed from the fluid at least to some extent. The filter may employ principals of tangential flow filtration, also known as cross-flow filtration. In... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090101560 - Hydrofluoric acid treatment apparatus: When hydrofluoric acid is introduced into a treatment tank in a pH adjustment unit, an alkali chemical is also introduced thereinto to set pH of first treated water in the treatment tank to be larger than pH of the wastewater. Moreover, a third path (circulating path) is connected to the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090101561 - Filter cap additive delivery system: A additive delivery system and method which includes a additive gel, a filter and a fluid/gel chemistry exchange region, wherein the exchange region subjects the additive gel to different types or combinations of contact with the fluid in order to control the additive release rate, maintain a uniform release rate,... Agent: The Lubrizol Corporation Attn: Docket Clerk, Patent Dept.

20090101563 - Filter container, assembly and method for manufacturing the same: A filter assembly is disclosed. The filter assembly includes a filter including a filter media, and an end cap; a filter container including an open end, and a wall portion defining a cavity that is adapted to receive the filter, wherein the wall portion includes an inner surface defining the... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20090101562 - Filter for a medical instrument assembly: A liquid filter capable of filtering liquid, such as water, that is supplied to a medical instrument assembly. The liquid filter is adapted for connection to the medical instrument assembly, a liquid source, and/or liquid supply tubing. A gas filter capable of filtering gas supplied to a medical instrument assembly,... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20090101564 - Water activation piece for use in flow passage, arrangement structure of the water activation piece, and water activation device using the water activation piece and the arrangement structure: The water activation piece 4 is formed as a cylindrical body with a through hole 42 that includes an axis 41. Spiral grooves 43 are formed non-continuously or continuously on an inner surface and outer surface thereof so that when the axis of the water activation piece is established in... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates

20090101565 - Water-cleaner: A portable direct current water-cleaner includes a handheld tank for storing a water chamber and a component chamber entirely therein. The water chamber is adapted for containing water and the component chamber for receiving a pump adapted for pumping the water, a filter adapted for filtering the water and a... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090101566 - Dialysis systems and related components: A cassette is described for holding circuit components used with a hemodialysis machine.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090101567 - Method and apparatus for the purification of salty streams and the removal of particulates therefrom: A filter assembly for filtering contaminants from a fluid stream. The housing of the filter assembly is preferably made of fiber reinforced plastic to prevent corrosion from the fluid stream, and can hold one or two filter elements or cartridges, each of which can hold a single filter, or multiple... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC Attention: D. Edward Dolgorukov

20090101568 - Device for coupling to equipment for treating water in general and waste water: The equipment incorporates a tank that contains a moving bed of sand and inside which there is the device of the invention, which comprises a tubular pumping device associated with a space coaxial with an inlet conduit for the water to be treated and with outlets for said water within... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20090101569 - Sludge filtration apparatus and filter assembly thereof: A sludge filtration apparatus has a sludge tank configured to store sludge and at least one filter assembly. The filter assembly includes a filtration membrane for filtering the sludge and a pipe insertable in the filtration membrane to supply air to a secondary side of the filtration membrane for dislodging... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090101570 - Liquid filter: A liquid filter intended for use as a fuel filter is composed of a housing produced from aluminium by an extrusion process and of a cover (1) formed as an aluminium casting. The cover (1) is provided with connecting bores (4′, 5′) in which pipe elements (6, 9) which are... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP

20090101571 - Drilling fluids settling tank: A settling tank for drilling fluids is provided, having a first compartment. The first compartment has confining walls, an inlet, an outlet weir, and a source of secondary fluid. At least one of the confining walls has a downwardly sloped confining wall. The inlet is provided for supply of drilling... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090101572 - System and method for treating produced water: A system and method were used to treat produced water. Field- testing demonstrated the removal of contaminants from produced water from oil and gas wells.... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

20090101573 - Waste water treatment apparatus and waste water treatment method: In waste water treatment apparatus and method, a mineral mixing tank receives biologically treated water, sludge which is generated by biological treatment, and mineral sludge which contains calcium and so on from a settling tank. A mineral pump returns the sludge and the treated water from the mineral mixing tank... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090101574 - Method of treating water using petroleum coke: A process for treating water containing dissolved organics, for example, oil sands process-affected water, using petroleum coke is provided, comprising: removing petroleum coke from a coking operation; forming a petroleum coke/water slurry by adding the water to be treated to the petroleum coke; and mixing the slurry for a sufficient... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell

20090101575 - Liquid to liquid biological particle concentrator: A rapid one-pass liquid filtration system efficiently concentrates biological particles that are suspended in liquid from a dilute feed suspension. A sample concentrate or retentate suspension is retained while eliminating the separated fluid in a separate flow stream. Suspended biological particles include such materials as proteins/toxins, viruses, DNA, and/or bacteria... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20090101577 - Methods and systems for controlling ultrafiltration using central venous pressure measurements: The volume of fluid removed from a patient during ultrafiltration is controlled automatically on the basis of central venous pressure (CVP) measurements. In one embodiment, a central venous catheter (CVC) is used for accessing blood during dialysis. A sensor located at the tip of the catheter or inside the dialysis... Agent: Patentmetrix

20090101576 - Priming and air removal systems and methods for dialysis: A renal treatment fluid priming method includes priming an extracorporeal circuit connected to a patient with a physiologically compatible fluid, the extracorporeal circuit including an arterial line, a venous line and blood compartment of a blood filter; and pumping from a renal treatment fluid line in communication with the blood... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090101579 - Hollow fiber membrane module, hollow fiber membrane module unit, membrane filtration device using the same, and method of operating the same: A hollow fiber membrane module using a sheet-form hollow fiber membrane having excellent cleaning properties in which the pressure resistance of a hollow fiber membrane anchor section does not deteriorate, even when the membrane area increases; a hollow fiber membrane module unit using the module; a membrane filtration device using... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20090101578 - Process for enhanced total organic carbon removal while maintaining optimum membrane filter performance: Thus pH control for soluble organic removal is critical. This pH level however may not be the ideal set point for minimizing membrane fouling which is the basis for this embodiment. An example: the pH set point for optimum soluble organic removal is designated to be 5.5. However, the optimum... Agent: Gregg A. Mcleod

20090101581 - Immobilized titanium ion affinity chromatography material and its preparation and application: The present invention relates to an immobilized titanium ion affinity chromatography material and its preparation and application. Titanium ion is immobilized on solid support by taking advantage of strong interaction between titanium ions and phosphate groups on the solid support. The immobilized titanium ion affinity chromatography material is applied to... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090101580 - Production of monolithic separating columns: The present invention relates to a process for the production of monolithic separating columns using monolithic moldings whose diameter is reduced by grinding, and to separating columns having improved separation efficiency produced in this way, and to the use thereof.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090101582 - Recycled suppressor regenerants: A suppressed ion chromatographic apparatus using a regenerant recycle loop, comprising (a) an ion separation device, (b) a membrane suppressor, (c) a detector, (d) a container for regenerant solution, (e) a first conduit between the ion separation device and the suppressor, (f) a second conduit between the regenerant solution container... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

20090101583 - Hybrid membrane module, system and process for treatment of industrial wastewater: A process for reducing the content and volume of organic matter in a wastewater stream comprises contacting the latter with a nanofiltration device so as to obtain a concentrate, and a permeate as an aqueous stream containing any salts of non-precipitable metal ions which may be present, then contacting the... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090101584 - Reverse flow reactor with integrated separation and process for the employing this reactor: The present invention pertains to a reverse-flow reactor comprising at least one catalyst bed which is preceded and followed by at least one bed containing selectively adsorbing material, and its application for in a process for the removal of contaminants from a process stream.... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090101585 - Chromatographic methods: The current invention comprises a method for the regeneration of a cation exchange chromatography column.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090101586 - Adsorption of radionuclides: The present application relates to a process for the adsorption of radionuclides from media, preferably waters or aqueous solutions, as arise, for example, in nuclear plants, preferably nuclear power plants, by contacting the medium to be treated, preferably water or aqueous solutions, with a mixed bed which is provided additionally... Agent: Lanxess Corporation

20090101587 - Method of inhibiting scale formation and deposition in desalination systems: This invention relates to an improved method of inhibiting corrosion and calcium sulfate and calcium carbonate scaling in thermal and membrane desalination processes. The method includes adding a composition having an acrylic acid 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropyl sulfonic acid copolymer, optionally combined with an oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid to seawater or recirculation brine in... Agent: Edward O. Yonter Patent And Licensing Department

20090101588 - Removal of arsenic from drinking and process water: A method of removing arsenic and heavy metals from water using metal salt hydroxide-gels is provided. The arsenic present in water is adsorbed onto the hydroxide-gels which can effectively be filtered through a diatomaceous earth (DE) filtration bed. The combination of DE mixed hydroxide-gels is also effective in removing arsenic... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090101589 - Method for removing hydrazine compounds: Disclosed are methods for removing hydrazine compounds from solutions. Solutions containing hydrazine compounds are contacted with crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090101591 - Storm drain inlet protection device: A reusable protection device for a storm drain inlet includes a semi-permeable sleeve filled with a filter media. The protection device generally seats over a mouth to cover the storm drain inlet to allow passage of water runoff, but limit passage of sediment into the storm drain inlet. The sediment... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20090101590 - Wastewater treatment method and apparatus: A method for treating wastewater, comprising distributing the wastewater into a disposal trench, percolating the wastewater through primary filtration treatment material positioned within the trench, transferring the wastewater into a storage area filled with storage material, percolating the wastewater through secondary treatment material, transferring the wastewater away from the secondary... Agent: Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey

20090101592 - Method for separating emulsions: A method for breaking an emulsion of an ionic liquid which is a salt that is in the liquid state at a temperature below 1500 C, and an oil, comprising the steps of (a) irradiating the emulsion with microwave radiation; (b) separating the emulsion into an ionic liquid phase and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090101593 - Pulsed power water treatment: A method for providing biological control to a flow of water in a recirculating potable hot water system. In such a system, water is subjected to an initial chemical treatment using an oxidizing biocide such as chlorine dioxide or peracetic acid that rapidly kills biofilm and Legionella bacteria. This treatment... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090101594 - Method and apparatus for programably treating water in a water cooler: An apparatus for a programmable self sanitizing water dispenser apparatus with a digital computer as well as a programmable method for generating ozone for cleaning the reservoir and the water contained within it.... Agent: Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, LLC

20090101595 - Canister filter system with drain that cooperates with filter element: A canister filter system includes a base, a canister attachable to the base, and positioned inside the canister a filter element having filter media. A drain engages and forms a seal with the filter element in a closed position. In an open position, the drain allows fluid to be removed... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.

20090101597 - Filter diaper and method: A fluid containment apparatus for use with a fluid filter removably disposed on a substrate is provided. The apparatus comprises a flexible band having a fluid absorbent layer and a fluid barrier layer. The absorbent layer has a first edge, a second edge, an interior side, and an exterior side.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090101596 - Selective partitioning capacity based filter media: A method is provided for filtering a fluid. The method includes the step of selecting a first surface filtration medium to include layers of a first mesh material (FMM). The method also includes the step of selecting a second surface filtration medium to include layers of a second mesh material... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090101598 - Methods for removing suspended solids from a gasification process stream: A method of removing suspended solids from a gasification process water stream includes, in an exemplary embodiment, providing a gasification process water stream containing process derived suspended solids, settling at least a portion of the suspended solids from the process water stream in a settling apparatus, providing a filter apparatus... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090101599 - Methods and apparatus for isolating platelets from blood: A platelet collection device comprising a centrifugal spin-separator container with a cavity having a longitudinal inner surface. A float in the cavity has a base, a platelet collection surface above the base, an outer surface. The float density is below the density of erythrocytes and above the density of plasma.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090101600 - Highly durable porous pvdf film, method of producing the same and washing method and filtration method using the same: The present invention provides a PVDF porous film, which has high water permeability and high chemical resistance to washing chemicals and the like that has been difficult to realize with conventional polymer porous films, and which can be used over a prolonged period of time; and a method of producing... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090101601 - Filter device and filter method: In order to provide a filter device for filtering a fluid medium containing solids, comprising a backflushing filter and a flushing line, by means of which fluid backflushed during a backflushing phase from the backflushing filter can be supplied to a further treatment mechanism, in which the discharging of dirt... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090095664 - Denitrification process and system: The disclosed process and system are used for the denitrification of wastewater. The system comprises: an influent flow meter for measuring an influent flow Q; an influent concentration analyzer for measuring an influent dissolved oxygen concentration DOin, an influent nitrate concentration NO3—Nin, and an influent nitrite concentration NO2—Nin; an effluent... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090095665 - Anti-drainback valve for an oil filter: An anti-drainback apparatus for an oil filter assembly includes an anti-drainback valve formed from an elastomeric material. The anti-drainback valve is operable to selectively restrict reverse flow through the oil filter assembly. The anti-drainback valve is generally frusta-conical in shape and includes at least one relief valve to selectively open... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20090095666 - Media-free system for the production of high purity water and methods of use: A system for producing high purity water, and particularly for the production of water that is suitable for injection, as well as method of using the same, are disclosed. The system includes a unique combination of known water purification methods that is particularly well-suited to the production USP purified water... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090095667 - Steel drain with automatic closer: Cleaning operations involving steam and flushing with water produce runoff that flows into drains installed in factory floors. Allowing bulky materials to flow into and plugging factory drains creates floor flooding conditions, production line shutdown and loss of time and money. These conditions can occur when strainer baskets are removed... Agent: Anderson, Levine & Lintel L.L.P.

20090095668 - Preparation of monolithic articles: The present invention relates to a method of producing a polymeric monolithic article by radical polymerization, which method comprises providing a mold comprising a solution of radically polymerisable monomers; a transition metal catalyst and a complexing ligand in a solvent; adding an ATRP initiator and, optionally, flushing the mixture with... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20090095669 - Filter with inverted threads: A replaceable cartridge for use with a filter housing having a substantially closed dome end and a head end. The cartridge comprises a filter media connected to and extending between a head end endplate and a dome end endplate. The dome end endplate includes means for mating with the filter... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090095670 - Membrane element sealing material holding member and membrane element: A membrane element sealing material holding member that even when the dimension of outer diameter of center tube varies, enables holding of the center tube in the center and further enables easy insertion of the center tube; and a membrane element utilizing the same. The membrane element sealing material holding... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090095671 - Hot disconnect replaceable water filter assembly: A filter assembly for filtering water from an external source, the filter assembly having a manifold assembly and a filter cartridge. The filter cartridge includes a cartridge engagement means while the manifold includes a manifold engagement means. The cartridge engagement means and manifold engagement means cooperatively interfacing for removable attachment... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090095672 - High efficiency grit removal system: An assembly for removing grit particles from a fluid having a flow. The assembly includes a tank having walls for holding fluid for separation of grit particles from the fluid, a fluid inlet for flow of fluid into the tank, a fluid outlet for flow of fluid from the tank,... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090095673 - Systems and methods for combining and converting solid and liquid organic waste materials into useful products: Systems and methods are provided for converting organic waste materials from a municipal waste stream to useful products, such as fuels. Through the use of a biomixer and a hydropulper, as well as through sorting and screening, the organic waste materials are progressively reduced in size and cleaned of contamination.... Agent: Gard And Kaslow LLP

20090095674 - Method and eqipment for biological treatment of organic wastewater: A method of biological treatment of organic wastewater includes a biological treatment step for introducing organic wastewater to a biological treatment tank and biologically treating the organic wastewater; and a solid-liquid separation step for separating biologically treated liquid in the biological treatment tank into sludge and treated water. The method... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090095675 - Water treatment bioreactor using hollow filaments: Apparatus, systems, and methods for removal of contaminants in water are described. In particular, apparatus, systems, and methods for the treatment of potable water, for removal of oxidized contaminants, using hollow polyester filaments for sustaining a biofilm are described.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20090095677 - Application using non-covalent bond between a cucurbituril derivative and a ligand: Provided are a kit including a first component that is a compound of formula (1) below bound to a first material and a second component that is a ligand bound to a second material, wherein each of the first and second materials is independently selected from the group consisting of... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090095676 - Carrier for liquid chromatography, chromatographic columns packed with the carrier, and method of separation of organic substances with the columns: o

20090095678 - Purification of oil sands pond water: A method of enhancing flux of tailings settling pond water from an oil sands process through a membrane separation system and purifying the water comprising is disclosed. The process comprises the following steps: (a) treating the water with an effective amount of one or more water-soluble cationic polymers, amphoteric polymers,... Agent: Peter A. Dimattia Nalco Company

20090095679 - Hemodialysis systems and methods: Hemodialysis dialysis systems are disclosed. Hemodialysis systems of the invention may include a dialysate flow path including a balancing circuit, a mixing circuit, and/or a directing circuit. The circuits may be defined within one or more cassettes. The fluid circuits may be at least partially isolated, spatially and/or thermally, from... Agent: Deka Research And Development Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090095680 - Membrane treatment method and membrane treatment apparatus using membrane module: [Means for Solving the Problem] The membrane treatment method and membrane treatment apparatus using a membrane module according to the invention, having a membrane treatment tank 2 and a membrane module 1 centrally provided in the tank 2 for continuously performing filtration while raw water is being passed thereto; wherein... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090095681 - P-tert-butylcalix[6]arenes with triacidic functions at 2, 4 and 6, supported liquid membranes and support materials comprising the same and use thereof: The invention relates to novel p-tert butylcalix[6]arenes of formulae (IA) and (IB) with carboxylic or hydroxyamino triacidic functions in positions 2, 4 and 6, and other functions in positions 1, 3 and 5, supported liquid membranes and support materials comprising the above and the uses thereof.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090095682 - Catch basin filter absorber method for water decontamination: A storm water treatment device that is installed under the grate of new or existing catch basins, and more commonly referred to as an insert. The catch basin decontamination apparatus has a universal housing and support ring that allows one design to fit most applications. Adjustable chains allow for proper... Agent: Robert S. Smith

20090095683 - Portable fuel desulturization unit: A mobile fuel filter for removing sulfur-containing compounds from a diesel fuel is provided. The mobile fuel filter comprises: a filter median comprising an absorbent for removing sulfur-containing compounds from the diesel fuel, the filter median being in fluid communication with a storage device, the storage device having a holding... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090095684 - Chalcogenide compounds with a clay-like cation-exchange capacity and methods of use: Chalcogenide compounds with cation exchange capability and methods of using the compounds are described. Compounds of the general formula A2xMxSn3-xS6 are described wherein x is 0.1-0.95, A is Li+, Na+, K+ or Rb+ and M is Mn2+, Mg2+, Zn2+, Fe2+, Co2+ or Ni2+. Compounds of the general formula H2xMxSn3-xS6 are... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090095685 - Vibratory mixer: A treatment system including a vibratory mixer is disclosed. The vibratory mixer comprises a vibrating element to facilitate the dissolution of a treating agent that facilitates separation of solids from liquids in water and wastewater streams. Vibratory mixing energy that effects mixing is generated by utilizing magnetostrictive or piezoelectric materials.... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP U0105

20090095686 - Process and system for treating waste from aluminum production containing pah and fluoride ions by flotation and stabilization: A process for treating a waste material coming from aluminum production, the waste material containing contaminants polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and inorganic fluoride compounds containing fluoride ions, involves flotation of a waste mixture of the waste material in the presence of a surfactant capable of producing PAH-rich micelles that are... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090095687 - Method for separating off coloring components from aqueous plant extracts: The invention relates to a method for separating off coloring components from aqueous plant extracts in which magnesium ions (Mg2+) are added to the plant extract, at least one alkaline component is added to the plant extract, a precipitate is formed, and the precipitate formed is separated off from the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090095688 - Installation for the flocculation of sludge loaded with suspended matter, method using the installation: Installation for flocculation of water or sludge loaded with suspended matter comprising in succession: a polymer storage hopper, a polymer grinding device, and a line, pipe or other conveyor for transferring the polymer solution to the water or the sludge to be treated. The grinder device includes a wetting cone... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090095689 - Multiple filter controller and method of use: A method for maintaining an efficiently working fuel system comprising: passing the fuel through a first filter of a multiple filter controller; monitoring a level of pressure established s within the multiple filter controller as the fuel passes through the first filter, wherein monitoring comprises providing a pressure gage; detecting... Agent: Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C.

20090095690 - Solids removal system and method: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for improved separation or clarification of solids from a solids-laden liquid. Entrained gasses can also be removed. A liquid to be treated is introduced into the inlet of a solid-liquid separator modified to include one or more sources of vibrational... Agent: Gordon G. Waggett, P.C.

20090095691 - Internal uv treatment of portable water systems: A disinfectant treatment for self-contained potable water systems. A lamp or lamps within the interior of at least one component system in which water is resident. During operation of the system. As the water tank, water heater, water filter, or other component which holds a volume of water. By putting... Agent: Todd N. Hathaway

20090095692 - Retrievable diffuser module with internal ballast/buoyancy chamber: A diffuser module and system for diffusing gas into liquid such as in aeration/mixing of wastewater. Each module has a header pipe and diffusers which receive gas from the header pipe. Each pipe is equipped with a smaller internal pipe arranged concentrically to provide an annular space which receives the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090095693 - Concentrator system and method of water filtration and recycling to drive industrial fabrication process: A concentrator for removing particulate matter from waste water is disclosed. The concentrator comprises a frame and a high volume compressible filter supported by the frame. The high volume compressible filter is connected to receive the waste water and permit at least some of the waste water to pass therethrough... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090095694 - Reducing tannin staining in wood plastic composite materials: A process for reducing or eliminating tannins in wood flour so to reduce the level of tannins in wood/plastic composites made with the wood flour, and improve the finish provided by these products when in use. The process involves taking a precursor comprised of wood flour, dry wood waste or... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090090661 - Apparatus and methods for faucet-mounted water filtration systems: A faucet-mounted filter system that includes a body forming a fluid chamber having a water inlet, a quick connect device positioned adjacent the water inlet for mounting the filter system to a water faucet such that the water inlet is placed in fluid communication with the water faucet, a filtered... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090090662 - Sensor assembly for controlling water softener tanks: A sensor assembly for a water softening system and includes a first treatment tank having a first valve assembly, a first flow meter and a sensor probe, a second treatment tank having a second valve assembly and a second flow meter and a brine tank independently connected to each of... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

20090090663 - Filtered water monitoring device and filtered water monitoring system: The present invention provides a filtered water monitoring device used for detecting damages in a filtration medium installed inside a membrane filtration water clarification device, thereby monitoring degradation of a performance thereof, in order to secure safety of filtered water flowing out from the membrane filtration water clarification device, comprising... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090090664 - System for stormwater environmental control: The present invention provides a method of installing an environmental control system so as to allow for separate sizing of treatment and bypass capacity while also offering the ability to make or change either treatment or bypass capacities at different times. This is accomplished by containing the treatment and bypass... Agent: Arnold & Knobloch, L.L.P.

20090090665 - Methods and apparatus for a pool treatment and water system: A pool/spa water treatment system may include a pump and a pool filter. The pump may include a pump inlet and a pump outlet. The pump inlet and outlet may be aligned on a first axis or within a first vertical plane. The pool filter may be offset a select... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090090666 - Method and apparatus for groundwater remediation: A process for in situ groundwater decontamination within a subsurface region of earth includes: directing a liquid feed stream through a first conduit; injecting a treatment gas into the first conduit and/or a second conduit; discharging the liquid feed stream downwardly from the first conduit through an orifice restriction into... Agent: Anthony P. Venturino Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20090090667 - Ultraviolet radiation lamp and source module and treatment system containing same: The invention relates to an ultraviolet radiation lamp. The lamp comprises a substantially sealed cavity comprising a mercury-containing material; a filament disposed in the sealed cavity; and an electrical control element in contact with the filament, the electrical control element configured to adjust or maintain a temperature of the mercury-containing... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20090090668 - Fuel filter assembly with flow restriction valve: A “no filter, no run” filtration system that is designed to verify that an appropriate filter cartridge is installed. A flow control valve is provided on a standpipe to control the flow of fuel into the standpipe. The valve has a component that has a first position at which any... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090090669 - Dripless filter assembly and method for servicing a filtration apparatus with the same: A fluid filter assembly of a filtration system is described. The filter assembly described includes a cover member and a filter cartridge having at least one filter element and a plate member. The plate member includes a seal surface on one side facing the cover member, and a seal surface... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090090670 - Wastewater treatment system and method: The invention is directed to a wastewater treatment system having an anoxic biological treatment zone, an aerobic biological treatment zone and a separator. The concentration of oxygen in streams within the system is strategically managed for improved removal of nutrient from the wastewater. A source of biodegradable carbon may be... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP U0105

20090090671 - Apparatus to assist platelet manipulation to prevent and treat endovascular disease and its sequelae: The utilization of electrical potential and currents, as well as magnetic fields and mixed-phase reactions to effect efficient separation of platelets from blood without initiating platelet activation.... Agent: Attila Mady

20090090672 - Efficient fluid flow system: An assembly for improving the fluid flow through a fluid system and method of using the assembly. The system consists of at least a pair of magnets placed upon the fluid line of the fluid. The magnets are aligned around the fuel line so that the polarities (N-N, S-S) of... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090090673 - Water remediation and biosolids collection system and associated methods: A system and method for remediating a body of water and collecting suspended and dissolved solids therefrom are provided. The system includes a water-impervious lining positionable in a depression in or adjacent a body of water. The lining and depression define a treatment vessel, which includes a treatment portion, an... Agent: Jacqueline E. Hartt, Ph. D. Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.

20090090674 - Communication system for a water softener system: A communication system for a water softener system that includes a controller configured for communicating with the water softener assembly and a remote display configured for sending and receiving at least one signal to and from the controller to a remote location.... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

20090090675 - Process to remove salt or bacteria by ultrasound: A process for removal of salt and/or bacteria via ultrasound cavitation, which, by means of controlling cavitation, enables the salt crystals to be distilled and also aids in decanting coliforms and bacteria from the fluid by means of bursting gas bubbles within the fluid. As a result, liquids can be... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090090676 - Method of distributing desalination functions while reducing the environmental impact of industrial cooling water and the introduction of brine to brackish or saline water sources: An economical and environmentally responsible method of desalination and delivery of freshwater, concentrate, and electrical power to a site removed from the saline water source. Freshwater, concentrate, and power can be delivered by pipeline to multiple locations along the route and/or at the endpoint, thus distributing the beneficial aspects while... Agent: Kirk Hahn

20090090677 - Method of treating organic compounds in groundwater: A method of treating organic compounds in groundwater utilizes permeable catalytic barriers to carry out heterogeneous catalytic oxidation to degrade organic compounds. The permeable catalytic barriers are made of highly permeable catalytic materials, used to contact with the polluted groundwater mixed with oxidant to carry out heterogeneous catalytic oxidation to... Agent: Hung-ta Chen

20090090678 - Fuel filter device: A filter element is formed from a filter material configured to capture a foreign substance in fuel. A lower case is attachable to and detachable from a bottom portion of a housing in a movable direction. The housing and the lower case are configured to accommodate the filter element. The... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090090679 - Manure separation for digester method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for removing settleable solids and unsettleable solids from a partially closed flush system in a dairy milking operation whereby a first processing tank bottom removes settleable solids contained therein where the net current flow vertically in the process tank is less than the settling rate of... Agent: Hughes Law Firm, PLLC

04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090084717 - Modular hemofiltration apparatus with removable panels for multiple and alternate blood therapy: An apparatus for performing blood therapy having a plurality of pumps for engaging blood and fluid tubing is characterized by a plurality of manually mounted and disengagable panels installed on the sides of the apparatus housing, the panels having pump engaging tubing mounted on the inside of the respective panels.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090084719 - Dialysis systems having air separation chambers with internal structures to enhance air removal: A dialysis fluid cassette includes a rigid portion defining at least one valve chamber, the rigid portion further defining an air separation chamber, the air separation chamber when in an operating position including a first sidewall and a second sidewall, a first fluid opening, a second fluid opening, and a... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090084718 - Dialysis systems having air traps with internal structures to enhance air removal: A dialysis fluid cassette includes a rigid portion defining first and second valve chambers, the rigid portion further defining an air separation chamber in fluid communication with the first and second valve chambers, the air separation chamber including a baffle and structured such that when the cassette is placed in... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090084720 - Degassing device and end-cap assembly for a filter including such a degassing device: A degassing device (203) comprises a first chamber (21) having an inlet for a liquid, and a second chamber (22) having an opening (23) closed by a hydrophobic membrane (24) and an outlet (25) for discharging the liquid. The first chamber (21) has a downstream portion that partially extends within... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090084721 - Dialysis systems having air separation chambers with internal structures to enhance air removal: A dialysis fluid cassette includes a rigid portion defining at least one valve chamber, the rigid portion further defining an air separation chamber, the air separation chamber when in an operating position including an inner surface, a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and configured to cause a dialysis fluid... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090084722 - Core adapter: An adapter clip is provided for a filter assembly that includes a housing, a specialized replaceable filter element, and an extension and locking mechanism for cooperating with the specialized filter element to preclude operation of the filter assembly without a specialized filter element. The adapter clip will render the extension... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20090084723 - Fastening structure having two members and fluid filter that uses the same: The present invention provides a fastening structure having two members that can prevent an axial force from decreasing due to thread loosening even at a temperature that is higher than that during tightening, and that always maintains a firmly fastened state. The fastening structure having two members comprises a first... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090084724 - Treatment assemblies: A fluid treatment assembly defines a treatment chamber and includes a treatment sub assembly positioned in an assembled condition in the treatment chamber. The treatment sub assembly includes a plurality of treatment members. The treatment assembly is arranged so that in use a fluid for treatment flows through the treatment... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.

20090084725 - Permeate adapter for multi-tube pressure vessel: A permeate adapter is provided. The permeate adapter may be used within a pressure vessel. The permeate adapter includes a front portion and an oppositely disposed back portion. The front portion includes a permeate opening for receiving an end of a permeate passage tube of a membrane cartridge and for... Agent: Honeywell International Inc Patent Services

20090084726 - Multi-functional dual filtering kettle: A multi-functional dual filtering kettle comprises a kettle body; a filter received in the kettle body; a cover covering upon an upper opening of the kettle body; an inner side of the filter having a ceramic filter unit and a compound filter unit being installed below the filter. The ceramic... Agent: Tsung-hui Lee

20090084727 - Band type filter: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a filter including: a belt shaped frame formed of a resin, an opening being provided inside the frame; a pair of link portions formed on the frame at both distal ends thereof to be engagable with each other; and... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090084728 - Method for recovering potable water from the exhaust of an internal combustion engine: A water recovery method and apparatus which uses a desiccant, such as lithium chloride, to recover water vapor from the engine exhaust of a vehicle. The apparatus uses liquid-contactor to transfer water vapor from the vehicle exhaust to the liquid desiccant. The desiccant is then transferred to a reverse osmosis... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group

20090084729 - Method for purifying liquids by using ionized aeration: Method for purifying liquids or fluids to eliminate harmful admixtures and microorganisms by using aerating and incidence of electric charges, wherein purified liquid undergoes gas-dynamic dispersion with the help of blast air passed through channels sloping below an angle of 30-50° according to a level of purified liquid, at a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090084730 - Optionally modified and optionally insoluble starches for eliminating natural organic contaminants from liquids: Modified and insoluble starches are utilized for eliminating natural organic substances/contaminants from liquids and in particular from liquids used for food applications, such as drinking water, beverages, fruit juices or syrups, as well as natural water, industrial process water, or wastewater.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090084731 - Biogenic template for enhanced sorption of contaminants: A method of manufacturing a remediation material is disclosed. The method includes providing a biogentic material as a substrate, preparing the surface of the substrate for a chemical reaction, and performing template-driven surface derivitization on the surface of the substrate to provide a net positive charge on the surface of... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090084732 - Liquid desiccant device: A liquid desiccation device is disclosed. The device removes traces of water from substantially non-aqueous liquids in a simple and expedient manner. It comprises a porous container which allows water in to bind with a desiccant contained within, and contains that desiccant so that it may be removed piecemeal once... Agent: Kye-simeon Masters C/o Igor Gonda

20090084733 - Treatment of iron contaminated liquids with an activated iron solids (ais) process: The present invention is a method and system for treating iron-contaminated water (e.g., mine drainage) using an innovative treatment approach identified herein as the Activated Iron Solids (AIS) Process. The AIS process is capable of oxidizing and removing iron as iron oxides from iron-contaminated waters (such as, mining-related discharge, groundwater,... Agent: Debra M. Parrish

20090084734 - Ultraviolet water purification system: An Ultraviolet-C (UVC) based portable water purification system employing a novel array of baffles increases the efficiency per unit energy of irradiating UVC light in the eradication of pathogens in the water. Closed loop feedback allows monitoring the application of UVC light power to ensure high levels of pathogen eradication.... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090084735 - Sediment removal apparatus: A sediment removal system and method provides a versatile and controllable device for removing sediment from water in a focused manner that avoids generating unwanted turbidity. A suction pump draws water and sediment through a suction conduit and the injection of air into the suction conduit by air nozzles enables... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090084736 - Apparatus, system, and method for filtration of a dosing fluid in an exhaust aftertreatment system: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a filter for filtering a dosing fluid in an exhaust aftertreatment system. The filter may comprise a dosing tank configured to contain a dosing fluid, a filter media disposed within the dosing tank, and a support structure supporting the filter media to... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090084737 - Apparatus and method for separating particles within a specimen: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus and a method for separating particles within a sample. The apparatus includes a reservoir for receiving a biological specimen therein, wherein the specimen includes a plurality of different sized particles in a liquid. At least one physical state of the specimen is... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090084738 - Microchip and method of using microchip: There are provided a microchip provided with a liquid reagent retaining portion that retains the liquid reagent, and a usage thereof, wherein the liquid reagent is sealed into the liquid reagent retaining portion by a sealant inactive to the liquid reagent, exhibiting flowability at the time of using the microchip,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

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