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Liquid purification or separation June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090159514 - Reactor comprising a stack of filter plates: A reactor includes a tubular-shaped housing in which a stack of filter plates can be rotationally arranged. The cross-sectional area of the reactor container is, in the region of the stack of filter plates, a maximum of 40% greater than the cross-sectional area of the stack of filter plates. The... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090159515 - Hemodialyzer capable of intermittent repetition of infusion and water removal operation: According to the present invention, there is provided a hemodiafiltration apparatus capable of easily and efficiently removing medium to large molecule solutes at a low cost. Provided is a hemodialysis apparatus which uses a hemodialyzer accommodating a hollow yarn membrane in hemodiafiltration to cause a dialysis fluid to flow from... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090159516 - Swimming pool skimmer comprising two independent pieces fixed to one another orientably: the two first and second pieces being suitable for being fixed to one another in several possible angular positions in which the inclination, between said first and second axes (X1X1, YY) at the level of said first and second pieces, varies from 90° to 90° +α max when said first... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090159517 - Effluent collection unit for engine washing: An effluent collection unit for engine washing is formed by a portable trailer having a plurality of sides forming an internal compartment and an effluent collection system positioned within the internal compartment, which effluent collection device captures engine wash water effluent when the trailer is placed in an operational configuration.... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (p&w)

20090159518 - Method of producing a reduced-calorie food product: Calories in a juice can be reduced by selectively removing more sucrose than primary sugars, for example, glucose and fructose. An acceptable flavor profile can be achieved since the primary sugars have a higher perceived sweetness than sucrose. The food product processing system for reducing calories can include multiple stages... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. And Attorneys For Client No. 006943

20090159519 - Microbiological control in aqueous systems: Microbiological control is achieved by continuously and inexpensively dosing water in contact with biofilm, or that comes into contact with biofilm, using a highly effective biocide that provides very effective microbiocidal control of planktonic microorganisms and of biofilm species, even where the biofilm infestations have been in existence for long... Agent: Albemarle Corporation

20090159520 - Filter for an internal combustion engine and filter cartridge for the oil filter: An oil filter for an internal combustion engine has a filter housing having an interior and an exchangeable filter cartridge arranged in the interior of the filter housing. A drainage valve is arranged in the filter housing and has a valve seat and a valve member. The valve member is... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh, Dept: Vr-p Plant 5.4

20090159521 - Method and apparatus related to liquid filtration systems: A filtration module comprises a housing having an inlet and an outlet; a plurality of hollow fiber membranes disposed in the housing, each membrane having a wall and a lumen open to the outlet; a porous shell disposed in the housing and encasing the plurality of hollow fiber membranes, the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090159522 - Method for grafting a porous element for leucodepletion: A method for grafting a porous element for leucodepletion by adsorption and/or filtration of a biological fluid, such as blood or a blood component, which method comprises the steps of impregnating the porous element with a solution containing a poly(ethylene oxide) having identical or different functional end groups; and applying... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20090159523 - Rotary annular crossflow filter, degasser, and sludge thickener: Applications include field water purification, municipal and industrial wastewater degassing and sludge thickening, swimming pool filtration, effluent dewatering, wine and beverage degassing and clarification, fruit crushing, olive oil dewatering, produced brine and drilling mud processing, manure slurry dewatering and degassing, and recovery of solvents and fine suspended solids from fluid... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20090159524 - Filter cartridge for a reversible flow filter: In order to produce a filter cartridge for a reversible flow filter for filtering a fluid which comprises a filter cartridge interior surrounded by a filtering medium, whereby the filtering medium is adapted to be cleaned in a particularly effective and uniform manner during the back flushing phase, it is... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090159525 - Disposable filter cartridge for espresso coffee machines: Disposable filter cartridge for espresso coffee machines. The cartridge has a body with a height of 25.6 mm, calculated from the top of its filling end (A) to the opposite end (B) for discharging the coffee, said body in turn being composed of a cylindrical part (C) with a height... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090159526 - Crystalline polymer microporous membrane, method for producing same, and filter for filtration: To provide a membrane capable of efficiently collecting fine particles for a long period of time, disclosed is a polytetrafluoroethylene microporous membrane wherein the mean pore size in the surface of the membrane is larger than the mean pore size in the back thereof and the mean pore size continuously... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090159527 - Modified membrane: A multilayered modified membrane and method for making the same, comprising a modified discriminating layer that can have a fouling resistant surface, improved salt rejection, antimicrobial properties, and/or improved solute, and/or small organics rejection as compared to membranes with unmodified discriminating layers.... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20090159528 - Flow divider and separation system: The present invention relates to a flow divider (1) promoting separation, said flow divider (1) comprising an inlet (2), at least one dividing fin (3), and two or more outlets (4, 5). According to the present invention a pipeline (7) leading to the inlet (2) is sufficiently long to promote... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090159529 - Apparatus, methods and systems for handling and processing waste material: Apparatus, methods and systems for processing waste are provided. For example, a system for processing waste, wherein the waste comprises hard particulates embedded therein, can be provided. The system can comprise a waste disruptor, wherein the waste disrupter disrupts the waste and releases at least one of the embedded hard... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090159530 - Process based on the use of zeolites for the treatment of contaminated water: A process is described for the treatment of water contaminated by apolar compounds consisting of halogenated solvents, aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds or their mixtures which consists in treating the water with one or more apolar zeolites characterized by a silica/alumina ration >50 and by the presence of structural channels having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090159531 - Composite adsorbent block for the treatment of contaminated fluids: An apparatus for use in the treatment of contaminated fluid is provided. The apparatus includes a body portion, made from a mixture of a waste adsorbent material and a binder material, for use in the removal of contaminants. The adsorbent material may be a nanosorbent material manufactured from self-assembled monolayers... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090159532 - Radium selective media and method for manufacturing: Media for selectively removing radium ions from water where manganese oxide (DMO) has been dispersed in a cation ion exchange resin (gel or macroporous) to adsorb radium ions. The media is manufactured by precipitating a soluble manganese (II) salt such as manganous sulfate with a permanganate salt such as sodium... Agent: Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

20090159533 - Magnetic carrier comprising enzyme for inhibiting biofilm formation immobilized thereon, and membrane bioreactor system and method for inhibiting biofilm formation using the same: A technique for inhibiting biofouling caused by biofilms grown on a material surface of a water system where microorganisms exist such as the membrane surface of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) for advanced wastewater treatment is disclosed. Specifically, a magnetic carrier comprising an enzyme for quenching quorum sensing that inhibits biofilm... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090159534 - Coalescing apparatus, emulsion treatment system and method for coalescing: A coalescing apparatus including a casing having an inner chamber for accommodating insulating fluid. At least one tube of electrically insulating material extends through the casing and the chamber. Each tube forms a flow channel for emulsion to be treated. A set of electrodes is mounted in the chamber. The... Agent: Venable LLP

20090159535 - Method of collecting medical waste in a waste collection unit using disposable manifold with staged waste filtering/processing: A method of collecting medical waste in a waste collection unit using a disposable manifold and filter assembly. The disposable manifold and filter assembly includes a manifold housing with a plurality of inlets, a neck extending from the manifold housing to define an outlet, and a filter basket disposed in... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090159536 - Pressurizing -depressurizing cycles for removal of contaminants in environmental samples: A method of removing contaminants from slurry samples is set forth. The method includes the utilization of repeated pressurizing and depressurizing steps to disrupt solidified particles in solid-containing slurries thereby increasing decontamination efficiency. An expansion fluid is injected into the slurry sample sufficient to create microbubbles when the slurry sample... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090159537 - Reactor having a downcomer producing improved gas-liquid separation and method of use: A downcomer for a reactor for downwardly conducting a multi-phase mixture, the downcomer includes a transport section having an interior comprised of inner and outer regions separated horizontally by a vertical barrier, and a baffle structure disposed on an inner surface of the barrier. The baffle structure is arranged to... Agent: Chevron Corporation

20090159538 - Method of treating water with chlorine dioxide: surrounding a reaction chamber, in which the ClO2 is generated, with water, wherein the water surrounding the reaction chamber is simultaneously the water to be treated; and passing a reaction solution comprising the ClO2 formed in the reaction chamber out of the reaction chamber through an outlet directly into the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090159539 - Catalytically treating water contaminated with halogenated organic compounds: Catalytically treating groundwater (10), surface water, or above surface water, contaminated (12) with halogenated organic compounds being members of chlorotriazine, chloroacetanilide, or halogenated aliphatic, herbicide groups, and, halogen containing analogs and derivatives thereof. Method: exposing contaminated water to catalytic amount of electron transfer mediator (18) under reducing conditions, to decrease... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090152178 - Fully automated membrane cleaning system and methods of use: The invention provides apparatus and methods for completely automated cleaning of reverse osmosis systems. This includes cleaning initiation, selection of cleaning agent, complete cleaning and rinsing, and cleaning evaluation.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090152179 - Method for blowing free a wetted hydrophobic filter, and device for carrying out the method: This invention relates to a method for clearing a wetted hydrophobic filter, in which in a first step the air permeability of the hydrophobic filter is monitored and in which in a second step the hydrophobic filter is cleared by means of a connected air pump, if it is detected... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090152180 - Large scale membrane separating device: A large scale membrane separating installation wherein a cleaning chemical liquid flows to membrane units through a header and branch pipes. A cleaning chemical liquid distribution unit comprises the header and the branch pipes having a diameter smaller than that of the header. The cleaning chemical liquid distribution unit comprises... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20090152181 - Backwashing filter basket: The present invention is for a self-cleaning filter basket for an overflow structure for a retention pond or storm water system. The filter basket is attached to the overflow structure over the outlet weir so that floating debris, such as trash, leaves, glass clippings, tree stems, and the like, is... Agent: William M. Hobby, Iii

20090152182 - Remote control pool skimmer: A remote control pool skimmer for picking up surface debris, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises a pair of elongated buoyant hulls spaced from one another, each hull having a bow and a stern, and at least one cross member interconnecting the hulls to one another, a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090152183 - Disinfection system improvements: Apparatus for disinfecting fluid. The apparatus includes a disinfection tank including a heat exchanger extending from an inlet to an outlet for heating preheated fluid to a second temperature to thereby disinfect the fluid. A preheat heat exchanger is provided for heating the fluid to a first temperature using heat... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090152184 - Hollow fiber membrane modules for use in distillation systems: A membrane module comprising an outer casing having an interior region, a seal disposed within the outer case, thereby dividing the interior region into a first chamber and a second chamber, and a plurality of hollow fiber membranes extending through the first chamber and the second chamber, where at least... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090152185 - Devices for water treatment: A device for use in water comprising a carrier having an interior cavity and one or more openings allowing ingress to and egress from the interior cavity; and a moss contained within the interior cavity in which the carrier completely encloses the moss.... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20090152186 - Filtering apparatus with hinge belt: An endless belt filtering system for separating solid particles from a flow of contaminated liquid to produce a generally clean liquid. The system having a continuous loop belt extending between a first end and a second end and being formed by a plurality of plates pivotably joined to one another... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090152187 - Filter chip and method of manufacturing the same: There are provided a filter chip in which a filter is mounted on a microfluidic device as a hybrid form, and a method of manufacturing the filter chip. The method includes: forming a bottom structure where a groove for stably mounting a filter is formed; mounting the filter on the... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090152188 - Liquid filter arrangements; components; and, methods: Liquid filter assemblies and components therefor are described. A liquid filter is described which includes media extending between first and second end caps; the first and second end caps being configured for advantageous engagement with other components of the liquid filter assembly during use. A liquid filter arrangement, comprising a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090152189 - Laterally sealing gasket interface: A gasket interface for a fluid filter is described. The gasket interface described includes a seal disposed between plate members, where at least one of the plate members is movable with respect to the other. The seal includes a seal position and a release position. In the seal position, the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090152190 - Filter element: The invention relates to a filter element comprising a filter material (10) which comprises individual filter folds (12) which are folded in a star-like manner, at least one fluid-permeable support element (26) which extends at least partially in the space between two adjacent filter folds (12) and/or on the inner... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090152191 - Nonwovens, tufted nonwovens, and articles containing the same: A nonwoven is described comprising thermoplastic fibers with a fusion temperature Tm(th), bonding fibers 1 with a fusion temperature Tm(1), and bonding fibers 2 with a fusion temperature Tm(2), whereby for Tm(th), Tm(1), and Tm(2) the condition Tm(th)>Tm(1)>Tm(2) applies, and whereby the nonwoven contains the bonding fibers in the form... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090152192 - Novel arrangement of denitrification reactors in a recirculating aquaculture system: The present invention relates to a novel arrangement of denitrification reactors for removal of nitrate compounds in a recirculating aquaculture system. The novel arrangement of an aquaculture system of the present invention includes positioning one or more anaerobic denitrification reactors upstream of aerobic nitrification and degassing processes. One aspect of... Agent: Mote Marine Laboratory

20090152193 - Drainage water-treating method and drainage water-treating apparatus: Drainage water containing an organofluorine compound is introduced into a raw tank (1) and then filtered through a filtration device (4). Next, a microorganism, a micro-nanobubbling auxiliary agent and a nutrient are added thereto in a first transit tank (5) while micro-nanobubbles are generated thereinto by a micro-nanobubbling machine (7),... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090152194 - Removal of selenium in contaminated wastewater streams: Compositions and methods for the removal of selenium species from water containing high-salt concentrations and/or petroleum contaminants are described. The compositions and methods use a selenium-reducing microorganism adapted to adverse environments.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20090152195 - Biofilm reactor: The present invention provides a reactor for the biological processing of fluid such as domestic or industrial waste water or the like, the reactor comprising a plurality of substantially horizontal layers of growth medium stacked one above the other, and having a colonizing biofilm thereon during use, the reactor being... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090152196 - Altering metabolism in biological processes: Compositions of peptides and surface-active agents are described, as are methods of making and using such compositions. The compositions are capable of affecting metabolic rates in biological systems, and to accelerate nutrient uptake without a concomitant increase in biofilm production.... Agent: Techlaw LLP

20090152198 - Membrane filter for water treatment: The invention relates to a membrane filter for water treatment, comprising a head piece including a permeate collecting chamber with a permeate outlet, and at least one fiber bundle made from capillary membranes, which are secured into the head piece with an end that is open towards the permeate collecting... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20090152197 - System for energy recovery and reduction of deposits on the membrane surfaces in (variable power and variable production) reverse osmosis desalination systems: The application of our method and system to units having varying power supply or varying water production (powered by renewable energy sources) and in applications where there are high concentrations of dissolved substances and therefore required higher pressures to overcome the osmotic pressure, such as the desalination of sea water,... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090152199 - High-temperature membrane distillation: A membrane module comprising an outer casing having an interior region, a plurality of hollow fiber membranes extending through at least a portion of the interior region, and having exterior surfaces and inner hollow regions, where the inner hollow regions are configured to provide flow paths for a distillate fluid.... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090152200 - Optimizing clearance for protein-bound molecules using cascade filtration therapy: A hemofiltration system or method removes unwanted molecules from a flow of blood using cascaded first and second hemofilters. Filtration of the blood in first hemofilter raises hemoconcentration of unwanted protein-bound molecules. Combination of a substitution fluid with outflow from the first hemofilter creates a concentration differential between bound and... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090152201 - Stabilized silica colloidal crystals: The present invention relates to stabilized silica colloidal crystals. In particular, the present invention relates to silica colloidal crystals having improved mechanical strength and durability. The present invention also relates to methods of making stabilized silica colloidal crystals by direct bonding between nanoparticles or between a polymer and nanoparticles through... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090152202 - Fibrous catalyst, its preparation and use thereof: The present invention relates to novel methods for preparing fibrous catalysts, to fibrous catalysts, to catalysts systems and to uses of the fibrous catalysts in the treatment of a waste stream. The method comprising the steps of: (i) treating a fabric comprising polyacrylonitrile fibres with a hydrazine salt and a... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery LLP Attn:IPDepartment

20090152203 - Method and system for treating radioactive waste water: A method and apparatus for treating radioactive waste water containing contaminating ions, colloids and suspended solids having like (usually negative) charges preventing their precipitation. An electric current is passed through the waste water in an EC assembly to cause electro-coagulation of the contaminants and anodes of this assembly are made... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20090152204 - Method and a device for separating a multiphasic liquid: The present invention relates to a cyclone type liquid/gas or liquid/liquid separator having separation properties that are stabilized, even when the flow rate and the proportions of the liquid phases for separation vary, by means of a platform situated in the low portion of a cylindrical separation chamber that is... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090152205 - Method and apparatus for pathogenic and chemical reduction in fluid waste: In a method of treating a substantially continuous flow of liquid waste in a series of decontamination tanks, the flow is directed into a tank and when liquid waste in the tank reaches a desired level the flow is directed into a next tank of the series. Ozone is bubbled... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC

20090152206 - Fresh water supply and delivery via flexible floating containers: The method of providing fresh water to a delivery point or points associated with land, that includes providing on a seagoing vessel a desalination plant, and providing a fresh water container configured for transport in a sea water body, the container characterized as bodily expandable and collapsible; operating the plant... Agent: William W. Haefliger

20090152207 - Process for the reduction of biofouling using electric fields: A process to reduce or prevent biofouling, by destroying or deactivating microbiological content of feedwater, or other liquid, prior to its entrance into membranes or process equipment, such as heat transfer equipment. The process comprises the use of electrical discharge and/or electric fields to destroy microbes that result in the... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090152209 - Method for treatment of process waters: Systems and methods for treating water. Water containing one or more thermally destructible contaminants can be contacted with one or more oxidants to provide an effluent containing essentially contaminant-free water and a recycle containing the one or more oxidants and at least a portion of the one or more thermally... Agent: Christian N. Heausler Kellogg Brown & Root LLC

20090152208 - Method for treatment of process waters using steam: Systems and methods for treating water. Water containing one or more thermally destructible contaminants can be contacted with steam to provide an effluent containing essentially contaminant-free water and a recycle containing the steam and at least a portion of the one or more thermally destructible contaminants. The one or more... Agent: Christian N. Heausler Kellogg Brown & Root LLC

20090152210 - Apparatus and method to elute microorganisms from a filter: There is provided apparatuses and methods for eluting microorganisms from filter media. The apparatus includes a housing for receiving filer media suspected of containing microorganisms and means for exposing the filter media to a pressurized buffer solution. By passing the buffer solution through the filter media tinder pressure, microorganisms trapped... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090152211 - Hot water sterilization of water filtration beds: Hot Water Sterilization of Activated Carbon beds or other adsorbents in filter tanks by including an electric or steam heating coil in the tank, alternately in the gravel underdrains, or in a plenum underdrain, or in an external canister.... Agent: William J. Runyan

20090152212 - Systems and methods for treatment of groundwater: Systems and methods to treat contaminated water are described herein. A contaminated water treatment system may include a reservoir and/or one or more fluid treatment systems.... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090152213 - Separating sand from fluids produced by a well: A settling system may be used to separate and/or remove solid particles, such as sand, from fluids produced by wells. The container of the settling system may be cleaned without need for manned-entry.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090152214 - Particle-accelerating deposition and separation apparatus and method for turbid water: A pretreatment particle-accelerating deposition and separation apparatus and method for purifying turbid raw water, which based on the theories of laminar flow requirement, particle-accelerating vertical deposition and water horizontal movement, separates water molecules from turbidity particles in a laminar flow region (with a Reynolds number lower than 1,000). By accelerating... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090152215 - On-chip sample preparation for whole blood analysis: A novel filter-less separation technique for separating suspended particles from a solution is disclosed. More specifically, an on-chip bioparticle separator is disclosed, which relies on the differential force exerted by application of a series of high magnitude, short duration pressure pulses on bioparticles in suspension within microchannels, resulting in separation... Agent: James L. Wilcox, Esq. Joseph Aceto, Esq.

06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090145821 - Column flotation cell for enhanced recovery of minerals such as phosphates by froth flotation: An apparatus for separating a mineral from a slurry of mineral and impurities, including a fluid vessel having a first, open end and a second end and a feed well disposed near the first end. The feed well has a first, open end, for receiving the slurry, and a second... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090145820 - Systems for fluid treatment having multiple cycles: A system for fluid treatment that provides alternative regeneration cycles within the same fluid treatment device. A second alternative regeneration cycle is available within the same device, which has independent cycles or processes from the first regeneration cycle. The first and second regeneration cycles can be programmed at the same... Agent: John M. Manion Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090145822 - Apparatus for removing buoyant pollutants: An exemplary apparatus (10), for removing buoyant pollutants having oil and debris atop a body of coolant, includes a pollutant collecting device (11), a pump (12) and a controlling module (13). The pollutant collecting device includes a hollow tub (12) and a collecting module (113). The collecting module is partially... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090145823 - Process and apparatus for separating out and removing water present in liquid fuels, especially water from diesel oil: A process for separating out and removing water present in liquid fuels, especially water from diesel oil, wherein the fuel is conveyed in a line system (3, 9, 13) which serves to supply an internal combustion engine by means of a fuel delivery pump (12), water is separated out at... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090145824 - Apparatus for removing buoyant pollutants from polluted coolant: An exemplary apparatus (100), for removing buoyant pollutants from a polluted coolant, includes a collecting device (10) and a removing device (20). The collecting device includes a pollutant collecting structure (11) and a bi-directional pump (12). The pollutant collecting structure includes a hollow tub (112) and a collecting module (113)... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090145825 - Filter arrangement for liquids: A filter arrangement for liquids has a filter housing with a bottom part and a top part. A cylindrical filter element is inserted axially into the filter housing. At least one seal that, after assembly of the filter arrangement, effects closure of at least one return device for unfiltered liquid... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20090145826 - Filter having baseplate with internal gasket location: The present disclosure pertains to a fluid filter having a gasket locator such as a cylindrical wall on the underside of the baseplate which positions and supports an internal gasket.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090145827 - Water treatment system: A first treatment tank (1) to a fourth treatment tank are installed prior to ultrapure water production apparatus (5), dilute wastewater recovering apparatus (34), general service water recovering apparatus and wastewater treatment apparatus. The treatment tanks (1, 2, . . . ) each have a micro-nano bubble generation tank (6,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090145828 - Hydraulic pump comprising a prefilter body in two portions which may be oriented in rotation: said upper portion (2) and lower portion (3) of said pre-filter body being independent of each other and mounted in a sealed (6a) removable attachment (6b, 6c), the orientation of both of said upper portions (2) and lower portion (3) of the pre-filter body relatively to each other being adjustable... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090145829 - Flocculate dosing tray: A flocculate dosing tray apparatus for placement in a storm water drain inlet under the inlet grate captures water entering the storm water drain inlet and dispenses a flocculate into the water for treatment of the interior storm water as the storm water enters the storm water drain system.... Agent: William M. Hobby. Iii

20090145830 - Subsurface sewage disposal and wastewater treatment system: A modular subsurface sewage disposal and wastewater treatment system is presented for treating effluent from a septic tank. The system includes an elongated member, leach field medium and at least one pipe. The elongated member is arranged in one of a serpentine or a ladder-shaped configuration and includes a core... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090145831 - Pore diffusion type flat membrane separating apparatus, flat membrane concentrating apparatus, regenerated cellulose porous membrane for pore diffusion, and method of non-destructive inspection of flat membrane: A pore diffusion type flat membrane separation apparatus X including a plurality of flat membranes 7 and a plurality of flat plate-like supports 1 arranged alternately with each other, each flat membrane 7 defining a plurality of pores and configured to separate a predetermined dispersed substance contained in a solution... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090145832 - Pipe separator: p

20090145833 - Filtering apparatus employing the rotor for multistage generating variable vortex flow: A filtering apparatus is provided for filtering raw water containing various impurities and mixtures into purified water, and more particularly, a multistage filtering apparatus is provided in which a rotor for generating vortex are installed in each of multiple layers of filtration membrane stacked within a closed barrel and the... Agent: The Rafferty Patent Law Firm

20090145834 - Apparatus for removing buoyant pollutants: An exemplary apparatus (20), for removing pollutants atop a body of coolant, includes a filter (21), a pollutant removing structure (22), and a pump (23). The filter includes a housing (210), and a filtering unit (211) positioned in the housing for removing the pollutants from the coolant. The filtering unit... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090145835 - Water treatment contact filter and water treatment apparatus: This invention provides a fiber filter and a sewage purifier capable of realizing effective use of the capacity of a treatment tank and being easily manufactured. A fiber filter is formed in a manner that ends of a plurality of fibrous materials made of carbon fibers bundled into a fiber... Agent: Dennis G. Lapointe Lapointe Law Group, Pl

20090145836 - Vibratory separator screens & seals: A seal structure for sealing around the sides of a screen for a vibratory separator, the screen including a support, the support having two spaced-apart support ends and two spaced-apart support sides, screening material on the support, a seal member having ends and sides encompassing ends and sides of the... Agent: Guy L. Mcclung, Iii

20090145837 - Grit elevator: A grit elevator (30) including a plurality of solid screens (104) in the form of a rotatable endless belt, one or more grit collectors (116) on the interior of the endless belt, and a grit inlet (172) leading to the interior of the endless belt.... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20090145838 - Sanitary spiral wound filtration cartridge: Sanitary elements and cartridges of high performance are described which utilize a thin surrounding tubular shell with an exterior textured surface. Through the use of an overwrap material of particular design and by wrapping an assemblage of sheets of semipermeable membrane material, permeate carrier material and feed spacer material using... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090145839 - Water bottle with filtration feature: A flexible water bottle is provided that includes an approach for filtering unfiltered water within the bottle. The bottle includes a filter assembly located within the cap of the bottle such that the filter assembly need not descend into the bottle cavity when the cap is screwed on, thereby not... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090145840 - Blood cell separation membrane and blood retention tool using the same: The present invention provides a blood cell separation membrane for separating blood into serum or plasma and blood cells while preventing hemolysis of the blood cells. Such a blood cell separation membrane can be obtained by impregnating a porous membrane for separating blood cells from blood supplied thereto with a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090145841 - Perforated member: The present invention provides a perforated component having the excellent hygienic property and washable structure suitable for a filter element and a jet nozzle used particularly in food processing by employing the single material such as metal, ceramic or the like. The perforated component attains the following advantages: steps for... Agent: James C. Wray

20090145842 - Micropulp for filters: A filter made from a blend of a polymeric fibrous pulp having a length weighted average fiber length between 0.5 and 1.1 mm and a polymeric fibrous micropulp having a volume weighted average fiber length between 1.0-200.0 micrometers in which the ratio of average fiber length of the fibrous pulp... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090145843 - Method for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and water contamination potential while increasing product yields from carbon gasification and energy production processes: Carbon dioxide from a process which oxidizes a carbon containing feed is separated and reduced to carbon monoxide using a carbon dioxide reduction reactor [22, 26] coupled to a water gas shift reactor [14], to simultaneously reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase the product yield of clean fuels. In the... Agent: Paul F. Ahner

20090145844 - Sequencing batch membrane bioreactor and method thereof: A sequencing batch membrane bioreactor is provided, comprising a wastewater reservoir, at least one sequencing batch bioreactor, and a membrane reactor. The wastewater reservoir collects and stores wastewater. The sequencing batch bioreactor receives the wastewater in batches from the wastewater reservoir for performing a stirring and aeration process to remove... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090145845 - Method and apparatus for the filtration of biological samples: A separation module and method are disclosed for processing a liquid sample and providing high conversion by operating a single-pass tangential-flow process without a recirculation loop. In one embodiment, the separation module includes three reservoirs and has at least one long, thin channel with a large ratio of channel membrane... Agent: Spf Innovations, LLC

20090145846 - Fluidized bed apparatus and method for removing soluble and particulate matter from a liquid: An apparatus and method for removing soluble and particulate matter from a liquid. The liquid is introduced into a lower section of the apparatus and develops an upward helical flow. The vertical component of the helical flow is decreased in a conical section. The liquid then passes through fluidized bed... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090145847 - Method of producing high purity steam: Methods for the purification of steam, systems for purifying steam, methods for measuring and/or controlling steam flow rates, and uses for purified steam are provide. Also provided are substantially gas-impermeable membranes, such as perfluorinated ionomers (e.g., perfluoroethylene-sulfonic-acid/tetrafluoroethylene membranes), having a high ratio of water vapor permeation relative to gas permeation... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090145848 - Process and apparatus for treating industrial effluent water with activtated media: In a process for treating effluent water, a stream of effluent water is fed to a porous ceramic media filled reactor. Organic and inorganic impurities are absorbed and/or oxidized from the effluent water into the media and/or off-gases. The remainder of the effluent water stream is dispensed from the reactor... Agent: Frank J. Catalano Gable & Gotwals

20090145849 - Solution and method for scavenging sulphur compounds: There is disclosed herein a solution for removing a sulphur compound or carbon dioxide from a fluid and methods for its use, said solution comprising a metal at between about 0.05 to 25 percent by weight, an amine at between about 10 to 80 percent by volume and water. The... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell

20090145850 - Method of removing and recovering contaminants from solutions with modified anion exchange materials having metal inside the materials: The present invention relates, generally, to the art of impregnating metal complexes into anion exchange materials to provide improved anion exchange materials with a metal inside the materials such that the modified materials effectively and efficiently remove or recover various metals, including metal containing complexes, compounds, and contaminants, such as... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090145851 - Fluidic system with multiple flow channels: A fluidic system has a flow source adapted for delivering a fluid, a plurality of flow channels, each being adapted for providing a fluid separation and being arranged downstream of the flow source, a flow meter adapted for determining a fluid flow in at least one of the flow channels... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090145852 - Heating system and method for prevention of underground tank freeze-ups: Heating systems and methods of preventing freeze-ups of underground tank systems. In septic underground tank systems, bacteria activity is enhanced by raising the temperature within the bacteria's environment. The preferred heater system includes a thermostatic control unit with a temperature sensor which may be selectively located to sense the temperature... Agent: Moore & Hansen, Pllp

20090145853 - System and method for cleaning fuel storage tanks: Systems and methods for cleaning a fuel storage tank are disclosed. One system includes a plurality of filter elements mounted within a portable housing, and a hose in fluidic connection to at least some of the filter elements, the hose extendable from the portable housing and into an interior of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090145854 - Installation method for a preventative booming for oil containment boom with a spiral configuration: The present invention refers to an installation method for a preventive booming for pollution containment in aquatic environments, such as rivers, lakes, lagoons, bays, or ocean, more specifically for the pollution caused by oil spills. It comprises a plurality of containment boom sections that form a preventive booming in a... Agent: Latimer, Mayberry & MatthewsIPLaw, LLP

20090145855 - Water purifier system and method: The invention provides a water purification system and method for combining ultraviolet germicidal irradiation and photocatalysis in a helical reactor geometry that maximizes both the photocatalytic efficiency and the germicidal dosage of the ultraviolet irradiation in deactivation of microbes and the destruction of contaminant organic compounds.... Agent: Novapure Systems, Inc.

20090145856 - Acid recycle process with iron removal: A method and system for removing contaminating iron from an acid pickle bath. The method comprises the steps of removing at least a portion of the acid pickle solution containing an amount of contaminating iron therein from a primary acid pickle bath, raising the pH of the at least the... Agent: Arthur G. Schaier Carmody & Torrance LLP

20090145857 - Composition and process for enhanced sanitation and oxidation of aqueous systems: An efficient cyclic process and related compositions for the in-situ generation of oxyhalogens from anions of chloride, bromide and chlorite in an aqueous system using in-situ generated sulfate free radicals. The cyclic process and compositions enhance the rate of inactivation of microbiological organisms especially those resistant to inactivation from free... Agent: Roy W. Martin

20090145858 - Method for treating waste water containing nitrate ion: A method for treating waste water containing nitrate ion which comprises supplying raw waste water from a tube (2), formalin from a tube (3) and an aqueous alkaline solution from a tube (4) to a mixing vessel (1), while agitating with an agitator (5), so the resultant mixture has a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090145859 - Methods for washing poultry during processing with medium chain peroxycarboxylic acid compositions: The present invention relates to methods for reducing microbial contamination on poultry, or on surfaces used in processing poultry, employing compositions including medium chain peroxycarboxylic acid, and to the compositions. The methods include applying a medium chain peroxycarboxylic acid composition to poultry or to the surfaces.... Agent: Ecolab Inc.

20090145860 - Fluid contactor: A fluid-contactor includes a rotatable platform arranged to rotate about a predetermined axis. The platform has a channel extending generally in a spiral about the axis. The channel has at least a first aperture for the output of a first fluid, and at least a second aperture distant from the... Agent: Patent Group Attn. J.kenneth Joung Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

20090145861 - Centrifugal device comprising improved process analysis technology: The invention relates to a centrifugal device comprising improved process analysis technology (PAT), to a method for measuring the moisture content of a suspension in a centrifugal drum and to a method for sampling from a centrifugal device. The centrifugal device is equipped with: a drive shaft; a drum that... Agent: Shlesinger Arkwright & Garvey

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20090139915 - Fluid filter with pressure relief valve and bypass valve: A fluid filter includes a vertical housing, a filter cartridge, and a bypass valve. The housing has a fluid inlet for communicating a fluid into the housing and a fluid outlet for communicating fluid downstream of the housing. The filter cartridge is disposed within the housing between the fluid inlet... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090139916 - Filtration device for aquarium: A filtration device includes a carrier for attaching to the aquarium and having a filtering chamber for receiving a water, a filter member disposed in the filtering chamber for filtering the water, and a signal generating device for generating a signal to indicate whether the filter member has been blocked... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire

20090139917 - Fluid purification systems and methods: Apparatuses and methods for filtering particulates and volatiles from fluid systems. The apparatuses and methods include particulate filter and evaporator sections. The apparatuses and methods may furthermore include a heater disposed at least in part in the evaporator section having a ridge on a surface of the heater. The apparatuses... Agent: The Law Office Of Richard W. James

20090139918 - Visual bilgewater quality indicator: A visual bilgewater quality indicator for use in a bilgewater filtration system which includes a filtration stage for removing oily contaminants. The quality indicator utilizes one or more filtration status chambers which are provided with a fluorescent or phosphorescent dye or pigment treated filtration media. The status chamber has a... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20090139919 - Particle separation assembly: A particle separation assembly comprises a vessel provided with an inlet, a first outlet and a second outlet. The assembly is arranged such that the flow rate of fluid through the inlet is greater than the flow rate of fluid through the first outlet such that there is a resultant... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090139920 - Fuel system and fuel filter assembly: A filter assembly (10) for a standpipe (14) having an opening (20) for the introduction of filtered fluid into the standpipe includes a filter (12). The filter (12) has a filter element (18) in fluid communication with the opening (20). The filter (12) is configured to seal fluid from the... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company

20090139921 - Continuous porous bed centrifuge: A porous bed centrifuge for continuous separation of immiscible liquids, for example water and mineral oil/petroleum, obtained by a modification to conventional disk centrifuges for increasing their efficiency, wherein the disks have been substituted by a filling of solid particles that act as a filtrating and coalescent bed.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090139922 - Transmission filter system: A low profile transmission filter system is provided that is connectable between a transmission casing and an oil pan. The filter system includes a filter housing with an open bottom and a flange there around and forming a tubular opening opposite the open bottom. A seal member is secured along... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20090139923 - Oil filter arrangement: An oil filter arrangement comprises a housing, which has a receiving chamber for a filter element which can be cross-flowed in a radial manner by oil and which can be inserted into the housing, a support tube which supports the filter element when it is inserted, a housing cover which... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090139924 - Biological fluid filtration apparatus: Apparatus for use in a biological fluid processing or fluid filtration system is provided. The biological fluid processing or fluid filtration system has novel open and closed loop processing systems wherein the gases transferred into and out of the system during processing pass through a porous medium in upstream and/or... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20090139925 - Multizone polymer membrane and dialyzer: Membranes are made from polymers and heat treated so that they have at least two zones with pores of different sizes. Pores with a smaller size have a lower molecular weight cut off than pores with a larger size. Zones with pores of different sizes may also be made by... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090139926 - Cone shaped filter insert made of filter paper (3-zones): A filter paper insert for a brewed beverage includes a filter paper shaped to form a cone-shaped filter having a side wall, a closed bottom and an upper filling opening. The side wall has three parallel, circumferential zones of increasing permeability in a direction from the closed bottom to the... Agent: Venable LLP

20090139927 - Super-enhanced, adjustably buoyant floating island: A floating island comprising one or more layers of nonwoven mesh material and optional buoyant nodules. The mesh material is optionally coated with a spray-on elastomer or inoculated with nutrients or microorganisms. The island can include buoyant growth medium, floats, buoyant blocks, a prefabricated seed blanket, a dunking feature, capillary... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease

20090139928 - Method and apparatus for biologically processing fluid: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for biologically treating fluids, in particular municipal or industrial wastewater or the like, the apparatus comprising a pair of reservoirs each containing growth medium having a biofilm thereon, the apparatus being arranged to pump the wastewater from one reservoir to another such... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090139929 - Chelating compound, and method of use of, poly(2-octadecyl-butanedioate) and the corresponding acid, poly(2-octadecyl-butanedioic acid): A Chelating agent comprising a polymer backbone. The polymer backbone has a plurality of carbon atoms. There are two carboxylate groups or carboxylic acid groups per repeating unit being coupled to separate carbon atoms of the backbone.... Agent: Edward P. Dutkiewicz

20090139930 - Extracorporeal blood cleaning: An apparatus (100) for extracorporeal blood cleaning includes a separation unit (110), at least two processing branches (120; 130) and a mixing unit (140). The separation unit (110) receives 5 incoming blood (B A) and divides off a first fraction (fC) from this blood. The first fraction (fC) contains predominantly... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090139931 - Systems and methods of microfluidic membraneless exchange using filtration of extraction outlet streams: A device, system and method for exchanging components between first and second fluids by direct contact in a microfluidic channel. The fluids flow as thin layers in the channel. One of the fluids is passed through a filter upon exiting the channel and is recycled through a secondary processor which... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090139933 - Mobile desalination plants and systems, and methods for producing desalinated water: A desalination vessel has a water intake system having a water intake configured to be in communication with a body of water, and a water intake pump configured to draw water from the body of water, a water desalination system configured to produce desalinated water and concentrate from water drawn... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090139932 - Water purification system and method using reverse osmosis reject stream in an electrodeionization unit: A method for purifying water, comprising separating a supply stream into a permeate stream and a reject stream, removing non-monovalent salt impurities from the reject stream to produce a treated stream; providing the treated stream to a concentrating compartment of an electrodeionization unit; and, producing an EDI product stream of... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090139934 - Differential acceleration chromatography: Methods and related systems are described for improving component separations in chromatography through novel techniques. The improvements in separation is due primarily to the provision of differential acceleration of the components being separated. Various systems and methods for providing differential acceleration are described including: increasing the cross section of the... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department

20090139935 - Ballast tank circulation management system: A method for managing ballast tank circulation system comprising a means for adding one or more halogens in controlled amounts to the water within the ballast tank. Test streams of water from the ballast tank can be analyzed to determine the level of halogens in the test stream to provide... Agent: Jo Katherine D'ambrosio D'ambrosio & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20090139936 - Fluid purification and manifold systems and methods: Apparatuses and methods for filtering particulates and volatiles from fluid systems. The apparatuses and methods include a particulate filter section, an evaporator section positioned adjacent the particulate filter section, and a manifold coupled to at least one of the particulate filter section and the evaporator section to direct flow through... Agent: The Law Office Of Richard W. James

20090139937 - Polymers for use in centrifugal separation of liquids: Contemplated compositions and methods allow for in-situ formation of a rigid seal layer in a blood collection tube between a cell-depleted phase and a cell-enriched phase. Preferably, the seal layer is formed upon brief UV irradiation and comprises an acrylate, a methacrylate, an epoxy, a urethane, and/or a thiol-ene polymer.... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090139938 - Cyclone separator and method for separating a solid particles, liquid and/or gas mixture: The invention relates to a cyclone separator for separating a mixture containing solid particles, liquid and/or gas into a heavy fraction and a light fraction, the separator comprising: an outer casing (4) defining a flow space (6) through which the mixture is to flow; —flow body (5) arranged in the... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20090139939 - Method & apparatus for steam backwashing a filter assembly: A method for steam backwashing a filter assembly. The filter assembly has a housing for receiving contaminated liquid and discharging filtered liquid, a filter positioned within the housing for filtering the contaminated liquid, and a drain coupled with the housing. Steam is sent through the housing to remove contaminants from... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

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