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Liquid purification or separation July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090188845 - Cleaning system container having a porthole: A cleaning system container includes a base, a side wall, a viewing portion in communication with the side wall, and a cleaning system. The viewing portion is a porthole of the side wall, which provides a window-like mechanism permitting one to see into the cleaning system container through the side... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090188846 - Magnetic water generator with varied polarization ratios: A magnetic water generator with varied polarization ratios, comprises a magnetization assembly including at least one set of N pole magnetization unit and S pole magnetization unit; one side of each of the N pole magnetization unit and S pole magnetization unit having a water inlet for inputting filtering water;... Agent: Chih-chung Yeh

20090188847 - Ventilation system of sludge receiving facility: A sludge receiving facility is provided with upper and lower structures respectively having inner spaces communicating with each other, wherein sludge tanks each having a sludge charging port are provided in the lower structure, and a partition wall configured to partition a carrying-in space of the upper structure from the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090188848 - Apparatus for removing iron powder from rolling oil: An apparatus for removing iron powder from rolling oil used in a rolling mill has less trouble and ensures easy maintenance and long lifetime as well as improved workability. Each part combined to the apparatus can be moved and worked individually so as to facilitate repair while enhancing the effect... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20090188849 - Coolant recycling system: A coolant recycling system is disclosed, including a chiller and a coolant filtering unit. The chiller includes a coolant tank, a compressor, a condenser and an expansion valve. The coolant tank includes an evaporator, a coolant outlet and an coolant inlet. The evaporator, the compressor, the condenser and the expansion... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090188850 - System for treating residual water: Improvements on a system for treating residual water, presents a new solution for the conformation of a system for treating residual water and for such purpose, it basically consists of a lower blanket (1), preferably produced in PVC, and of a cover blanket (2), which is also preferably produced in... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090188851 - Stationary pool skimming apparatus: The present invention is a stationary pool skimming apparatus that uses the flow of water in a pool to collect free flowing debris from the water in the pool. In one embodiment, a pool skimming apparatus for collecting debris from water in a pool includes a frame having a net... Agent: Wall & Tong , LLP

20090188853 - Chromatography column distribution system: A chromatography column distribution system (101) comprises a set of first bed support ribs (107) extending radially from a inner, first radial position (R1) near the centre of the plate to a outer radial position nearer to the periphery (109) of the plate and at least one set of intermediate... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20090188852 - Reversed endcapping and bonding of chromatographic stationary phases using hydrosilanes: A process for producing a chromatographic stationary phase for use in reversed-phase chromatography. Chromatographic stationary phases prepared according to the methods of the current invention and liquid chromatography columns, which include the stationary phases, are also provided.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090188854 - Filter device for filtering liquid from a source: A filter device for filtering liquid passing there through, the filter device comprising a housing (101) for securing to a source (3) of the liquid and having a liquid accommodating duct (10) there through for accommodating the liquid. The duct (10) extends from an upstream end for communicating with the... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20090188855 - Seal ring holder for membrane element and membrane element: A seal ring holder for membrane elements which is capable of attaining an increase in the area of membranes packed per element; and a membrane element using the seal ring holder, are provided. The seal ring holder for membrane elements which is disposed at an end part of a spiral... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090188856 - Externally centering filter element or cartridge and housing and system utilizing the same: A filter assembly for filtering contaminants from any fluid stream. The housing of the filter assembly is preferably made of any metal and/or polymer, and can hold one or two externally centering filter elements or cartridges, each of which can hold a single filter, or multiple filters. Flow in filter... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC Attention: D. Edward Dolgorukov, Esq.

20090188857 - Permanent hydrophilic porous coatings and methods of making them: A membrane includes a porous base membrane and a hydrophilic coating. The coating comprises a hydrophilic additive and a hydrophilic polymer derivatized with an electron beam reactive group adapted to form a radical under high energy irradiation. In some embodiments, the membrane comprises a fluoropolymer. Also disclosed are processes for... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090188858 - Entrapping immobilization pellets for purifying breeding water, process and apparatus for purifying breeding water, and aquarium set: Entrapping immobilization pellets for purifying breeding water in an aquarium to breed aquatic animals, wherein the entrapping immobilization pellets have a phosphorus content of 0.05 mass % or less.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090188859 - Wastewater treament systems and methods: Systems and methods for wastewater treatment. A nitrate source may be dosed to a collection tank, such as a wet well, for downstream control of hydrogen sulfide levels in the wastewater. A source of a strong oxidizer may also be dosed to the wet well. The oxidizer, such as chlorite,... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP U0105

20090188861 - Preventing and cleaning fouling on reverse osmosis membranes: A method of controlling fouling of a reverse osmosis membrane disposed in an aqueous medium by an inorganic foulant involves providing a fouling control agent comprising an acidic polysaccharide such as alginic acid fouling control agent dissolved in the aqueous medium in an amount effective to reduce, reverse, or prevent... Agent: Mr. Edward J. Timmer

20090188860 - Use of antimicrobials in water technology: The use of dihalogeno-hydroxydiphenyl ethers as antimicrobial agents in water treatment processes, such as in purification and decontamination of drinking or waste water, is claimed. Preferably the water treatment is performed in a membrane filtration system. The antimicrobial agents protect the membrane system against bacterial and/or algal decay and assist... Agent: Joann Villamizar Ciba Corporation/patent Department

20090188862 - Counter-pressure filtration of proteins: A method is disclosed for filtering a protein in a liquid mixture in a manner that does not substantially damage or otherwise limit the recovery of the protein in the filtration filtrate. The method generally includes passing a liquid mixture containing a protein (e.g., an aqueous vWF mixture) through a... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090188863 - Polynorbornene pervaporation membrane films, preparation and use thereof: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention provide forming polynorbornenes useful for forming pervaporation membranes, the membranes themselves and methods of making such membranes.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090188864 - Method and apparatus for microfiltration to perform cell separation: A microfiltration apparatus and method for separating cells, such as circulating tumor cells, from a sample using a microfiltration device having a top porous membrane and a bottom porous membrane. The porous membranes are formed from parylene and assembled using microfabrication techniques. The porous membranes are arranged so that the... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20090188865 - Batch-operated reverse osmosis system with manual energization: A batch reverse osmosis system in fluid communication with a fluid reservoir and a method for operating the same includes a first housing having an inlet valve in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir. The system also includes a pressure vessel having an elongated liner with a first end and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090188866 - Desalination with production of brine fuel: The present invention involves a water-based vessel for the production of desalinated water and concentrated brine. The former is usable for drinking water in areas that lack sufficient potable water, while the latter may be used as fuel in electricity production. The invention additionally includes capabilities of providing electricity, food,... Agent: Benjamin Blumenthal

20090188867 - Methods and systems for processing waste water: A method for processing wastewater is provided. The method includes concentrating a flow of the wastewater using a reverse osmosis process membrane, and evaporating the concentrated flow to produce at least distillate and solids.... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090188868 - Microfluidic device for sample analysis: A device for sample analysis includes a microfluidic device for separating analytes of a sample comprising a liquid, the microfluidic device comprising a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the substrate defining features that collectively occupy an area of the substrate of about... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090188869 - Multi-layered macromolecules and methods for their use: Multi-layered macromolecules wherein the layers are covalently bonded together and wherein the macromolecules are covalently bonded to solid particulate substrates, methods for the preparation of such compositions, and methods for their uses in a multitude of end use applications ranging from the purification of waste chemical and metal process streams... Agent: Timothy S. Stevens, Patent Attorney

20090188870 - Uses of fibrillated nanofibers and the removal of soluble, colloidal, and insoluble particles from a fluid: A filter for removing soluble, colloidal, and insoluble particles from a fluid, including lead using a first filter media for filtering soluble material from the fluid, a second filter media, adjacent and in fluid communication with, the first filter media, for filtering soluble material from said fluid, wherein the first... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.

20090188871 - Device, method and computer program product for carrying out a process for the filtration of fluids: The invention relates to a filtration system and method for carrying out a process for the filtration of fluids, comprising at least one filtration device with at least one filtration element comprising readable data and a check and/or test apparatus to which the filtration device may be connected, by means... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090188872 - Water transfer device employing a water buffer to increase water flux: A water transfer device can include first and second flow paths separated by a water transfer membrane and a hydrophilic diffusion medium. The hydrophilic diffusion medium is disposed between the water transfer membrane and the first flow path. Water content of a first fluid stream flowing through the first flow... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090184035 - Chlorinator system for gravity-fed wastewater treatment systems: A chlorinator for wastewater treatment systems having a clarifier tank connected by a fluid line to a pump tank, which includes a reservoir of disinfectant fluid and a dosage container communicating with the reservoir, and a siphon communicating with the fluid line and dosage contain to dispense a determined quantity... Agent: Crain, Caton & James

20090184036 - Fluid filter for combustion engine systems and methods: Described herein are embodiments of a fluid filter for combustion engine systems and associated methods. According to one exemplary embodiment, a fluid filter apparatus for reducing re-entrainment of contaminant particles into post-filtration fluid flow due at least in part to a fluid flow surge includes at least one fluid filter... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090184037 - Membrane structure for gas separation: A membrane structure for gas separation, a degassing device having such a membrane structure, and also method for production of the same are proposed. A porous carrier layer is joined flat to a thin polymer membrane, in particular made of amorphous PTFE. In particular, the polymer membrane is produced on... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20090184038 - System and method for removing particles from a treatment basin: A system and method are provided for removing particulates from a fluid treatment basin. The system can include a first continuously inclined surface configured to be substantially submerged in fluid in the fluid treatment basin. A base can be provided to which the first continuously inclined surface is connected. At... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090184039 - Monolithic column: Permeable polymeric monolithic materials are prepared in a plastic column casing. In one embodiment, the permeable polymeric monolithic materials are polymerized by the application of heat from an external source starting at a low temperature such as 40 degrees centigrade, depending on the mixture and size of the column, and... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

20090184040 - Contaminated fluid recovery apparatus: A contaminated fluid recovery apparatus includes a dirty tank, a conveyor, and a drum-shaped filter unit. Inlet ports of the drum-shaped filter unit open along an axis of a magnet drum. The conveyor scrapes out an object for removal settled on a bottom portion of the dirty tank toward an... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090184042 - Filter device: A filter device removably retainable within a bottle for filtering fluid passing out of the bottle. The filter device is arranged to be insertable into any bottle. The filter device includes an insert component and a filter cartridge component. The insert includes an inlet and an outlet. It enables removable... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro

20090184041 - Fluid filter with clear shell portion: A fuel-water filter/separator for threaded connection to a mounting base has a shell and a filtering media positioned within the shell. The shell has an open top end and a substantially closed bottom end. The shell is made of an opaque plastic except for a window in the shell made... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090184043 - Filtration module including unitary filter cartridge-bowl construction: A filtration module is provided which includes a manifold (100), a filtration cartridge (104) and a bowl (102) that houses the filter cartridge. The filtration cartridge and bowl are connected to each other to form a unitary construction. The filtration cartridge and bowl are in fluid communication with the manifold... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20090184044 - In-tank fuel delivery module having an accessible fuel filter: A fuel delivery module includes a fuel filter housing and a cover. The fuel filter housing defines a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of a fuel filter. A first end portion of the fuel filter housing includes a flange configured to be disposed outside of and coupled... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090184045 - Fluid filter element: A filter element is removably positionable within a filter housing that includes a standpipe extending therewithin and provided with a flow control valve. The filter element comprises a tubular filter media, a first end cap, a second end cap longitudinally spaced from the first end cap, and a center tube... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20090184046 - Flat membrane element and manufacturing method thereof: Even when a membrane sheet contains an inorganic material, the membrane sheet and a support plate are properly deposited by a laser emission. In a manufacturing method of a flat membrane element lapping a membrane sheet performing solid-liquid separation on a support plate supporting the membrane sheet and emitting a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090184047 - Functionalized nanopore membranes and related methods of use: Functionalized nanopore membranes, apparatus and related methods, as can be used for selective analyte detection and/or separation.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator

20090184048 - Process and apparatus for producing entrapping immobilization pellets: A large amount of entrapping immobilization pellets with highly stable quality are produced inexpensively by high-speed treatment. There is provided a process for producing entrapping immobilization pellets in which microorganisms are entrapped and immobilized in an immobilizing agent, the process comprising polymerizing a mixture containing the microorganisms and a solution... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090184049 - Trap for removing material from a fluid stream: A buoyant material trap having a treatment tank with a base wall and a vertically-extending sidewall, a feed pipe to introduce fluid at a first location in the tank, and an exit pipe to remove at least a portion of the fluid from a second location in the tank. One... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090184050 - Systems and methods for watercraft having marine environment enhancement capability: Systems and methods for watercraft and marine propulsions systems having marine environment enhancement capabilities are disclosed.... Agent: Dale C. Barr

20090184051 - Grouped separation of actinides from a highly acidic aqueous phase: s

20090184052 - Method for removing air from a chromatography column: The invention relates to a method for removing air from the bed space of a chromatography column. The method involves use a chromatography column having an inner wall which comprises at least one elongated groove through which air can pass from the bed space to a chamber above an adapter... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20090184053 - Water treatment method and apparatus: A method of manufacturing a water treatment apparatus having one or more chambers comprising the step of: filling at least one chamber with ion exchanger resin; wherein at least one ion exchanger resin is dry. Preferably, the dry ion exchange resin has a water content of 0-40 wt %, preferably... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20090184054 - Adsorbent bed for water treatment: An adsorptive bed having hydrous iron oxide and calcium carbonate materials. The adsorptive bed is useful in water treatment applications for removing metal contaminants, particularly for removing arsenic-containing ions.... Agent: Rohm And Haas Company Patent Department

20090184055 - Method for recycling of oil based drilling fluid contaminated with water and water contaminated with oil based drilling fluid: A mobile apparatus and method for recycling an invert emulsion based drilling fluid, in which the invert emulsion based drilling fluid includes an oleaginous component and an aqueous component. The apparatus includes an emulsion breaking tank, a water treatment tank, a filter press, and hydrocarbon filters. The method includes: mixing... Agent: Howrey LLP-hn

20090184056 - Method of removing dissolved iron in aqueous systems: Oilfield completion, drilling, produced, flowback, and workover fluids containing iron are treated to remove the iron by passing them through a cavitation device together with an oxidizing agent and with the addition of lime. The cavitation device intimately mixes the oxidizing agent with the fluid while increasing the temperature of... Agent: William L. Krayer

20090184057 - System and process for removing residual pharmaceutical and cosmetic compounds from drinking water: A method of removing contaminant compounds such as residual pharmaceutical or cosmetic compounds found in drinking water. The method entails directing the drinking water into a water treatment device and injecting ozone into the drinking water to form a drinking water-ozone mixture. Thereafter the water-ozone mixture is held within a... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090184058 - Remediation of groundwater: A groundwater remediation method for treating acidic or alkaline groundwater containing divalent and trivalent metal cations includes the step of injecting a slurry or suspension of solid alkaline material into the ground, the slurry or suspension being injected into one or more regions such that the groundwater contacts the solid... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090184059 - Sediment removal apparatus and method for removing sediment from open waterways: 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

20090184061 - Reagent injector for equipping a water treatment reactor, comprising a nozzle associated with a dispersing member, and corresponding water treatment device: The invention concerns a reactant injector for equipping a water treatment reactor, comprising a nozzle associated with a dispersing member, and a corresponding water treatment device. The invention concerns an injector (2) of a reagent into a reactor (2) of a water treatment device, characterized in that said injector (2)... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090184060 - System and process for forming micro bubbles in liquid: A device for dissolving a gas in a liquid. The device comprises a pressure vessel or column for receiving a gas-entrained liquid via an inlet and for injecting the gas-entrained liquid via a riser into a headspace of the vessel. A flow director is disposed in an upper portion of... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090184062 - Method for inhibiting biofilm growth: The growth of biofilm present in open recirculating water systems is inhibited by introducing into the water comprising such a water system (a) a source of free halogen, e.g. e chlorine and (b) a source of di(lower alkyl) substituted-2-oxazolidinone, the mole ratio of (a) to (b) and the combined amount... Agent: Ppg Industries Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090184063 - Minimal residual liquid retention filter housing: A filter housing with a socket drain for minimizing waste and downstream contamination of valuable fluids during filter element changes.... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20090184064 - Scalable immersed-filtration method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for filtering a large volume fluid intake system using a modular immersed-filtration array that can be easily scaled for use in a wide variety of immersion filtering applications. The immersed-filtration array is composed of a plurality of individual filtration modules. Each filtration module has a mating... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090184065 - Dewatering of brine-containing oilfield fluids of uncertain composition: Brine-containing oilfield fluid of uncertain composition, such as produced water and used oilfield completion and workover brines, are prepared for transportation and storage by reducing them to very high densities but still with little risk of crystallization at a prescribed temperature. The fluids are densified by boiling at a temperature... Agent: William L. Krayer Attorney At Law

20090184066 - Method and apparatus for collecting and/or removing sludge: Apparatus (10) for removing sludge from a liquid reservoir, the apparatus (10) comprising buoyant float means (12), a sludge pump (24) mounted via a support arm (17) and the apparatus (10) having an upper profile so as to allow it in use to operate beneath a membrane covering at least... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090178964 - One piece combination anti-drain back and relief valve: A fluid filter and an end cap of the fluid filter are described. The filter may be a spin on oil filter, which includes a combination dual valve element defining an integral anti-drain back valve and an integral relief valve, a retainer assembly for maintaining the combination dual valve element... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090178962 - Single piece resilient combination bottom support and relief valve end seal element for fluid filters: A fluid filter is described, having a filter body defining a cavity for a filter element, a first end cap for fitting on one end of the filter body, having an integrated single piece anti drain back valve and seal, and a second end cap for fitting on an opposite... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090178963 - Two part resilient combination bottom support and relief valve end seal assembly for fluid filters: A fluid filter is described, comprising a filter body defining a cavity for a filter element, a first end cap for fitting on one end of the filter body, having an integrated single piece anti drain back valve and seal, and a second end cap for fitting on an opposite... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090178965 - Collection and use system of reclaimed water in family life: This equipment organize and simply reconstruct some water equipment which has already being used to recollect the reclaimed water in our daily life and then use the reclaimed water again.... Agent: Weiyun Dai

20090178966 - Process for producing organic porous material and organic porous column and organic porous material: An organic porous material is provided being excellent in mechanical properties such as strength and in which structures of a skeleton and pores are controlled more precisely. By a production process including (i) subjecting a low molecular compound having living radical and/or anionic polymerizability to living radical or anionic polymerization... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090178967 - Flow through wastewater treatment apparatus: An apparatus for treating liquid includes a tank having a water inlet for receiving water, a treated water outlet for outputting treated water and a flow path between the inlet and the outlet. An injection section of the tank is located along the flow path of the tank with an... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20090178968 - Water treatment apparatus: Water purification or treatment apparatus (410) including a plurality of elongated water treatment chambers (433), each chamber (433) being normally oriented in a substantially vertical attitude, return pipes (434) interconnecting the chambers (433) whereby water to be treated flows in series through the respective chambers (433), gas outlets (443) for... Agent: Martin P Hoffman Hoffman Wasson & Gitler

20090178969 - Polymer separation membrane and process for producing the same: The invention provides a polymer separation membrane that is excellent in separating characteristics, a permeating ability, a chemical strength (particularly chemical resistance) and a physical strength, and also excellent in a stain resistance, and a producing method therefor. The fluorinated resin-type polymer separation membrane includes a layer having a three-dimensional... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090178970 - Coalescence media for separation of water-hydrocarbon emulsions: A coalescence media for separation of water-hydrocarbon emulsions comprising an emulsion-contacting sheet formed as single dry layer from a wet-laid process using a homogenously distributed, wet-laid furnish including two or more constituents of the group consisting of: (1) up to about 80% cellulose or cellulosic fibers; (2) up to about... Agent: Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman PC

20090178971 - Ceramic filter: A ceramic filter comprising: (a) from about 75% to about 95% by weight of diatomaceous earth; (b) from about 10% to about 20% by weight of a flux; and (c) from about 0.03% to about 0.4% by weight of a metallic compound; the percentages by weight being percentages by weight... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20090178972 - Use of an adsorbent for the removal of liquid, gaseous and/or dissolved constituents from a process stream: A method for removing liquid, gaseous and/or dissolved constituents from an aqueous stream includes contacting the aqueous stream with a porous material and then contacting the aqueous stream with an adsorbent material. The porous material includes pores having an average diameter of approximately 0.01 μm to approximately 50 μm and... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090178973 - System, method and apparatus for purifying biological fluids such as blood and constituents thereof: Provided herein is an innovative hemoperfusion system and method including a thermal-fused broad-spectrum biocidal iodinated interactive polymer for the treatment of biological contaminants in body fluids. In one exemplary embodiment, the system and method utilizes a Triosyn® thermal fused broad-spectrum iodinated interactive polymer, included in a hemoperfusion column, for devitalizing... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20090178974 - Concrete pump washout systems and methods: A concrete strainer used to separate water from wet concrete can include a volume enclosed by a screen or holes in perforated material, connected to a vacuum hose. An extender pipe can be inside the volume and also connect to the vacuum hose. The screen or holes prevent aggregates in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090178975 - Fluid treatment process: Processes for treating drilling fluid by passing the fluid through a separator including a clarifying zone and a thickening zone, the clarifying zone having inclined plates and the thickening zone having at least one wall with an angle of less than about 60°. The separator may optionally include an agglomeration... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell

20090178977 - De-aeration system: A de-aeration system for a fuel system, the fuel system having a housing for containing a fuel filter element, a fuel inlet and a fuel outlet is disclosed. The de-aeration system includes a de-aeration valve having a valve inlet in a lower face of the valve for connection to the... Agent: Christopher H. Hunter

20090178976 - Filtering device for liquid filtration: An apparatus for filtering liquid that includes a filter having an external surface; a rotatable shaft extending through the filter; and a movable member coupled to the rotatable shaft. The movable member is configured to impart a suction force at various locations across the external surface of the filter. The... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP

20090178978 - Drilling fluid treatment systems: A system for well fluid treatment, the system being transportable, the system including a base, a support structure on the base, a brace apparatus connected to the base and to the support structure for bracing the support structure during movement of the system, the brace apparatus releasably secured to the... Agent: Jeffrey E. Daly National Oilwell Varco

20090178979 - Method for dewatering slurry from construction sites: A method of removing solids from the slurry at a construction site located on or near a stream in order to improve the quality of water discharged into the stream by forming treatment zones for receiving slurry, said zones comprising walls of filter bags and floors of filter skirts, said... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.

20090178980 - Water treatment: Exemplary systems and methods relating to water treatment are described. One implementation filters water through a moving bed media filter sufficient to decrease the water's turbidity. This implementation simultaneously disinfects the filtered water and at least a portion of the moving bed media filter with ultra violet (UV) energy.... Agent: Rainier Patents Ps

20090178981 - Method and apparatus for treating rinse water in decontamination devices: A processor for decontaminating devices is comprised of a chamber for holding devices and a circulation system to circulate a microbial decontamination fluid through the chamber. A water filtration system filters water used in the processor. The water filtration system has a water line connectable to a source of pressurized... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20090178982 - Cartridge filter cleaning method and apparatus: An improved cleaning apparatus and method is provided for cartridge filters in a fluid bed processor. A cleaning solution duct is coupled to the air pulse tube so as to supply a mixture of pressurized air and cleaning liquid to the inside of the filter cartridge. The pressure forces the... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090173673 - Fluid delivery device: A container (10) for liquids is provided, in which pressurisation of the container is used to force the liquid through one or more membranes to an output. The membranes are disposed across substantially an entire length of the container, and pass liquid in preference to air. As a result, the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090173674 - Sediment collection device for home brewing system: A sediment collection device is used on individual beverage containers for fermented beverages such as beer. A three piece arrangement is fit together before installation on the beverage container, and contains a rotating valve arrangement on complementary, funnel-like structures. This arrangement facilitates a moisture-tight connection between the bottle and the... Agent: Lev Intellectual Property Consulting

20090173675 - Water filter cartridge system having a combined blending valve system in the candle and adjusting device in the head: The present invention relates to a water filter, comprising a filter head and an interchangeable filter cartridge, with a blend-adjusting element which is located on the filter cartridge. The water filter is distinguished in that during the operation of installing the interchangeable filter cartridge in the filter head, the blend-adjusting... Agent: William D. Breneman, Esq. Breneman & Georges

20090173676 - Small scale reverse osmosis system comprising a double valve permeate pump: In a small-volume reverse osmosis system with a reverse osmosis module, a concentrate line leading from the reverse osmosis module to an outlet line, a permeate line leading from the reverse osmosis module to a storage tank, as well as a permeate pump connected to the concentrate line and to... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090173677 - Integral submarine maintenance system that operates by means of a simultaneous removing, vacuuming and filtering effect, generated by a removing device connected to a vacuum device, said vacuum device being connected to a storage and filtering device, sai: A comprehensive submarine maintenance system permits the cleaning of organic pollution adhered to the substrate provided by submerged cultivation systems and/or structures, ships, and submerged equipment both in sea waters and fresh waters, and accomplishes the simultaneous removing, suctioning, and filtering effect, generated by a removing device interconnected to a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090173678 - Vertical evaporation technologies: This invention captures the salt from salt water in an easily transportable form. Most desalinators of the past were enclosed to capture the water vapour that escaped for the production of salt free water. They are enclosed which subtracted some of the suns energy. This invention has no enclosures. This... Agent: Clark Lysne

20090173679 - Biological removal method of phosphorus and nitrogen using granulated methan-oxidizing bacteria and apparatus therefor: A biological removal method of phosphorus and nitrogen includes supplying a mixture gas into a gas holder. Inflow water and return water are supplied into the gas holder to make the mixture gas dissolved in the inflow water and the return water. The return water was provided from a granulation... Agent: Venable LLP

20090173680 - Continuous countercurrent chromatography system: A continuous countercurrent chromatography system has several rotating chambers arranged around a rotational axis. The chambers are provided for receiving a liquid or liquid mixture to be examined, and the individual chambers are interconnected via liquid carrying connections in such a way as to relay two liquids in countercurrent, wherein... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090173681 - Machine for mixing and separating magnetic particles: An apparatus for carrying out the affinity separation of a target substance from a test medium by mixing magnetic particles having surface immobilized ligand or receptor within the test medium to promote an affinity binding reaction between the ligand and the target substance. A container with a liquid and magnetic... Agent: Frank A. Spear

20090173682 - System and method for conducting hemodialysis and hemofiltration: An extracorporeal blood processing system comprises a plastic molded compact manifold that supports a plurality of molded blood and dialysate fluidic pathways along with a plurality of relevant sensors, valves and pumps. A disposable dialyzer is connected to the molded manifold to complete the blood circuit of the system. The... Agent: Patentmetrix

20090173683 - Drainless reverse osmosis water purification system: A drainless reverse osmosis (RO) water purification system provides relatively pure water for on-demand dispensing, while recycling brine to a domestic hot water system. The drainless purification system includes a pre-filter catalyst cartridge for removing chlorine-based contaminants from a tap water supply upstream from an RO membrane. The catalyst is... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20090173685 - Blood treatment filter and blood treatment circuit: d

20090173684 - Electrostatic coalescing device: An electrostatic coalescing device including at least one pair of sheet-shaped electrodes arranged at a distance from each other side-by-side so as to form a flow passage between them. Each one of the electrodes includes a sheet-shaped conductive member of electrically conductive material. The conductive member of at least one... Agent: Venable LLP

20090173686 - Water treatment device: Prior water treatment equipments have several water clarifying process filters, water purifier and water reservoir separated from each other, occupying too much space to install under a water tank and resulting inconvenient installment. The water treatment equipments for home cannot be received in water tanks, and thus water clarifier and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090173687 - Extruded porous substrate and products using the same: A highly porous substrate is provided using an extrusion system. More particularly, the present invention enables the production of a highly porous substrate. Depending on the particular mixture, the present invention enables substrate porosities of about 60% to about 90%, and enables advantages at other porosities, as well. The extrusion... Agent: Geo2 Technologies

20090173688 - Systems and methods for utilization of waste heat for sludge treatment and energy generation: Disclosed methods employ systems and methods to treat sludge utilizing waste heat. The disclosed systems and methods can be used to provide a regional sludge treatment service.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090173689 - Generation of triacylglycerols from gums: A method is disclosed for the generation of triacylglycerols from gums that have been separated from an oil product. The gums are treated with an enzyme having PLC activity, which results in the formation of diacylglycerols and phosphates, and treated with an enzyme having PLA activity, which results in the... Agent: Jones Day

20090173690 - Batch-operated reverse osmosis system: A reverse osmosis system in fluid communication with a fluid reservoir and a method of operating the same includes a pressure vessel having a membrane therein, a high pressure fluid input, a low pressure fluid input, a permeate output and a brine output. The system further includes a high pressure... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090173691 - Batch-operated reverse osmosis system with multiple membranes in a pressure vessel: A reverse osmosis system and method for operating the same includes a fluid reservoir, a valve and a brine feed tank in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir through an input. The brine feed tank has brine feed fluid therein. The system also includes a high pressure pump and a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090173692 - Water treatment process for oilfield produced water: The invention relates to a method and system for treating an aqueous liquid containing dissolved minerals and dissolved hydrocarbons. Method steps and apparatus for treating a waste water feed stream are disclosed which utilize a warm lime softening system in fluid communication with the waste water feed stream, wherein sludge... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20090173694 - Isoporous membrane and method of production thereof: A membrane is produced by dissolving one or more polymers, at least one of which is a block copolymer, in a liquid which includes a solvent, to produce a casting solution. The casting solution is formed into film, and the film is immersed into a precipitation bath which contains at... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090173693 - Lyotropic liquid crystal membranes based on cross-linked type i bicontinuous cubic phases: The invention provides composite nanofiltration membranes with a lyotropic liquid crystal (LLC) polymer composition embedded in or forming a layer on a porous support. The LLC membranes are prepared from LLC monomers which form a bicontinuous cubic (QI) phase. The arrangement, size, and chemical properties of the pores can be... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090173695 - Method and apparatus for removal of gas bubbles from blood: A system is disclosed for removing gas bubbles from blood during circulatory assist procedures. Such bubbles are generated, along with particulate matter, in an extracorporeal circulatory bypass system by the pump, oxygenator and other components. Filters are used in the line to remove particulates and bubbles from the blood before... Agent: Jay A. Lenker

20090173697 - Method and apparatus for the production and delivery of monochloramine into water streams: Monochloramine is efficiently manufactured by introducing controlled quantities of an ammonia source and a chlorine source in a small side-stream of water in a small diameter pipe under turbulent flow conditions. The ammonia source and chlorine source can be injected in either order and are separated by a sufficient distance... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090173696 - Method and system of digesting excess sludge: In an activated sludge treatment of organic waste water, excess sludge from the activated sludge aeration vessel is processed with hypochlorous acid in place of ozone without set up of aeration vessels and blowers to improve volume reduction cost of sludge without deterioration of water quality. The hypochlorous acid process... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090173698 - Apparatus and method for detecting and removing moisture and contaminants in a fuel storage tank: An apparatus for detecting and removing moisture and contaminants from fuel stored in a tank includes optical fiber for examining the fuel for moisture and contaminants, a light source and a lens; a suction and return hoses insertable into the tank; a pump connected to the suction hose, a waste... Agent: Patent Department Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.

20090173699 - Treating runoff: Systems and methods for treating water passing through a catch basin may include first and second filters. In some embodiments, the filters each have a plurality of regions with different nominal flow rates.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090173700 - Device and method of separating and concentrating microfluidic particles: A flow unit for microfluidic particles separation and concentration is disclosed. The unit comprises a nozzle segment, a turn segment, and a diffuser segment. The nozzle segment is defined by a first member and a second member, and has an opening through which fluid and microfluidic particles enter. The nozzle... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090173701 - Centrifugal flow distribution clarifier feedwell and method of feeding influent to a clarifier thereby: Apparatus and methods are provided for controlling influent feed to produce a substantially uniform flow to a clarifier tank (2) to thereby enhance the settling efficiency within the clarifier. The apparatus comprises a feedwell (24) having a roof (26) and continuous sidewall (28) that together define a feedwell main body... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

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20090166271 - Water circulation treatment system in housing estate: The invention relates to a water circulation treatment system in housing estate comprising an oxidative biologic filter chamber, a sloping plate sedimentation chamber, an electric biology organic sewage processor and a carbon absorption chamber, said oxidative biologic filter chamber, said sloping plate sedimentation chamber, said electric biology organic sewage processor... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090166272 - Portable filtration apparatus with a remote monitoring facility: Apparatus (2) for filtering a fluid used in a machine, which apparatus (2) comprises a filter (4), a pump (6) for pumping the fluid through the filter (4), monitor means (8) for enabling remote monitoring of functioning of the apparatus (2) and the position of the apparatus (2), and a... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20090166273 - Flow-control supports for distributor plates in composite pressure vessel assemblies: The present invention provides a flow-control support for a distributor plate in a composite pressure vessel. The distributor plate includes a thermoplastic polymeric disk having a top side, a bottom side, a perimeter edge and a central opening and a plurality of fluid flow passages through the disk. The flow-control... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090166274 - Engine valve with a combined engine oil filter and valve actuator solenoid: The disclosed fluid filter screen assembly includes a filter body with an embedded filter screen, the filter screen being disposed in a fluid flow path between flow inlet and flow outlet openings in the filter body. A magnet effectively in contact with the filter screen increases the capacity of the... Agent: Donald J. Harrington Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090166275 - Rainwater harvesting tank: A rainwater harvesting tank assembly includes a combined inlet and outlet fitting secured to the tank, a pump for pumping water out of the tank, and a fill valve and float for regulating inflow of water to the tank from an external source. The inlet/outlet fitting includes an inlet tubing... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090166276 - Water treatment system: Disclosed is a water treatment system including a raw water tank, a module which includes a filtration membrane, a feed pump, a filtered water tank, a backwash pump which flows filtered water backward from the filtered water tank to the module, a valve and a channel which switch the direction... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090166277 - Method of cleansing filtration media and system thereof: A predetermined amount of filtration sand is suctioned out in the upward direction with a pump from a filtration reservoir embedded in the ground, during a backwash cleansing operation. The suctioned filtration sand is supplied to a sand cleansing apparatus and the filtration sand is cleansed to remove contaminants. The... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090166278 - Modular filter system for pollution removal structure: A modular filter system for use within a pollution removal structure. The system includes a plurality of modular filters that can be nested together forming a common passageway that passes through all of the nested filters. With normal runoff, the water passes laterally through the filters and enters the common... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20090166279 - Storm water filter system having a floating skimmer apparatus: A storm water filter box has a floatable skimmer apparatus for preventing floatable debris from entering the filter box outlet. The filter box has an inlet and an outlet and an inlet filter located in the filter box housing. A portable skimmer is positioned in the box between the inlet... Agent: William M. Hobby, Iii

20090166280 - Wastewater purifying system in hospitals: This invention relates a wastewater purifying system in hospitals, comprising interconnected grilles, a regulating disinfection pool, a coagulation pool, a preliminary settling tank, a hydrolysis-acidification pool, an aerobic bio-filter, a secondary settling tank, an advanced oxidation device, a sludge pool and a recycling impounding reservoir. The regulating disinfection pool is... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090166281 - Floating device to prevent contamination of a liquid or pasty medium placed in a container: A floating device (3) to prevent contamination of a liquid or pasty medium (2) placed inside a container (1), the floating device (3) having an area substantially identical to the cross section of the container (1), and being constituted by a material having less density than the density of the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090166282 - Photocatalysed oxidation purification device: This invention relates to a photocatalysed oxidation purification device, comprising middle part, upper part and lower part which are divided by two transverse clapboards, wherein the upper clapboard is micropore plate and the lower clapboard is macropore plate, the middle part of said device is a fluidized bed chamber, the... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090166283 - Filter device and method for purifying polluted liquids: The invention relates to a filter device (1) for purifying polluted liquids, especially waster water, said device consisting of a plurality of interspaced filter elements (4) which form filter modules (3) and are rotatably arranged, in a circular or polygonal manner, in a container (2) containing the untreated liquid. Said... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090166284 - Filter system: Disclosed is a filter system with at least one filter element (1) that is arranged below the surface of a body of water, with a fluid to be cleaned that can flow from the inner fluid chamber (11) of the filter element to the exterior of the latter, and that... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090166285 - Disengagement-preventing device for threading coupling of drinking water filter element: A drinking water filter element includes a filter housing including a protruded portion on an end thereof. The protruded portion includes outer threading having a threading path in which a gap is defined. A cap is removably mounted to the end of the filter housing and includes a peripheral wall... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090166286 - Labyrinth box structure and method: A labyrinth box can include a housing that has an open end, a closed end, and defines two cavities. A cover is configured to cover the opening and can include a divider that extends into one of the two cavities of the housing to define first and second chamber passageways... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20090166287 - Fuel filter and process for producing fuel filter: Presented is a fuel filter that includes a filter fabric and a plastic support body. The plastic support body includes a pump connection stub, and a first filter part that includes a first surface and a first peripheral edge that accommodates the filter fabric. The first surface faces away from... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090166288 - Waste-activated sludge treatment methods and apparatus: A method for treating waste-activated sludge comprises adding (1) a pozzolanic material to waste-activated sludge to form a mixture. The mixture is homogenized and aerated (2). The pozzolanic material reacts with the waste-activated sludge. The mixture is allowed to settle (3). A portion of the mixture is recirculated (4) from... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090166289 - Apparatus and method for atomizing a liquid: A trumpet-shaped slinger atomizes or aerosolizes liquid by lifting liquid from adjacent the surface of the liquid using helically oriented fins rotated by spinning the slinger on a shaft. The lifted liquid is centrifugally forced over an increasing surface area and ejected from an upper edge as droplets. When used... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20090166290 - Automated low volume crossflow filtration: The invention provides an automated crossflow filtration method and system for separating a component of interest from one or more other components in a solution. The invention is of particular use in the field of protein separations and concentration, where specific proteins must be separated and purified from cell lysates... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20090166291 - Filtration of an aqueous process stream in polymer based particle production: Process for treating an aqueous particle dispersion containing water-insoluble polymer particles and a water-soluble dispersant, the concentration of dispersant in water being less than that of the polymer particles. The process comprises subjecting the aqueous particle dispersion to solid particle filtration and then subjecting the resulting substantially particle-free aqueous solution... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20090166293 - Chemical suppressors and method of use: A non-electrolytic method and apparatus for treating an aqueous sample stream including analyte ions and matrix ions of opposite charge, for pretreatment or suppression. The apparatus includes an ion exchange membrane capable of passing only ions of opposite charge to the analyte ions, a sample stream flow channel, a first... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

20090166292 - Method of analyzing optical isomers or method of resolving the same: Provided are a method of quickly and simply confirming the success or failure of resolution of optical isomers with the use of a column for resolving optical isomers and a method of simply designing the conditions of the eluent composition under isocratic elution conditions. In resolving optical isomers, the success... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090166294 - Method and apparatus for chromatography using spherical silica gel: Sample is applied to a chromatographic column containing shape stabilized packing and the liquid phase is pumped through the shape stabilized packing at a rate of flow greater than the standard rate of flow to obtain at least one of a target resolution and target time of run. Because of... Agent: Vincent L. Carney Law Office

20090166295 - Adsorptive ion-exchange material and method for filtering metal ions using the material: The invention discloses an adsorptive ion-exchange material, including a polymer of formulas land II. The material has adsorption ability as well as ion-exchange ability for absorbing metal ions, and can be directly spun into fibers of varying diameters. The invention also discloses a method for treating wastewater containing metal ions... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090166296 - Wastewater treatment plant: Apparatus for treatment of wastewater which has pre-treatment apparatus for treatment of wastewater which has at least two separation tanks connected in series through which the wastewater is passed wherein there is provided a vertically oriented baffle pipe having a closed top and an open bottom which is attached to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090166297 - Blood processing apparatus with controlled cell capture chamber trigger: A blood cell collection system having means for detecting when a cell separation chamber has filled with white blood cells, and flushing the cells out of the cell separation chamber into a collect bag. A red-green sensor senses the optical characteristics of fluid leaving the cell separation chamber. A baseline... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20090166298 - Methods and apparatus for controlled addition of solutions to blood components: A centrifugal blood processing apparatus comprising a centrifuge rotor, a separation chamber, a tubing set for conducting blood components and fluids and having an inlet line, an outlet line and a storage solution line in fluid communication with the outlet line at a junction. The apparatus controls pumps to conduct... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20090166299 - Oil filter, a system, and a mehtod for deterioration control: To provide a deterioration control oil filter capable of increasing an effect for purifying pollutants, floating matters, or the like in a lubricating oil or a hydraulic oil as well as increasing an effect for suppressing the oxidation of the lubricating oil or the hydraulic oil. A long filtration functioning... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090166300 - System and method for dissolving gases in fluids and for delivery of dissolved gases: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for facilitating dissolution of one or more gases into a liquid. Preferred gases for use with the apparatus are oxygen, air, and ozone. An apparatus of the present invention comprises a dissolution tank that includes a pressure vessel, at least one liquid spray nozzle, and... Agent: James H. Meadows Medicus Associates

20090166301 - Systems and methods for filtering fuel: The present disclosure is directed to a capsule configured to direct fuel flow within a fuel filter assembly housing. The capsule has a tubular element configured to define a flow path between the capsule and a fuel filter assembly housing. The tubular element defines an interior chamber, a proximal end,... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

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