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Liquid purification or separation August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090211954 - Apparatus for denitrifying wastewater: Disclosed is an apparatus for denitrifying a solution that includes a denitrification tank configured to receive a portion of the solution for a period of time. Controlling an amount, duration and frequency of introduction of polyethylene glycol into the solution promotes indigenous heterotrophic bacteria depleting dissolved oxygen in the solution... Agent: Emerging Strategies, LLP

20090211955 - Anti-drainback valve with position positive locking for spin-on oil and fuel filters: An anti-drainback valve contains a locking mechanism for securing the valve into to a filter assembly. The locking mechanism is made up of at least two keys that extend from the valve into beyond a cap of the filter assembly in order to secure the valve within the filter assembly.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090211956 - Device for mixing and separation of magnetic particles: An apparatus for mixing and separating magnetic particles in a liquid comprises a holder having a plurality of apertures configured as an array of rows and columns and a plurality of containers capable of receiving liquid containing magnetic particles, each container being sized to be placed in one of the... Agent: Frank A. Spear

20090211957 - Apparatus for denitrifying wastewater: Disclosed is an apparatus for denitrifying a solution that includes a denitrification tank configured to receive a portion of the solution for a period of time. Controlling an amount, duration and frequency of introduction of polyethylene glycol into the solution promotes indigenous heterotrophic bacteria depleting dissolved oxygen in the solution... Agent: Emerging Strategies, LLP

20090211958 - Domestic aquaponic recreation system dars2007: s

20090211959 - Filter arrangment and methods: A primary (48, 348, 648, 908) and secondary (50, 350, 650, 910) filter are combined into a single housing (42), and two elements are combined into a single element (46). The primary and secondary filters are fluidly isolated from each other. The primary filter is configured for radial flow, and... Agent: Merchant & Gould Pc

20090211960 - Fluid treatment tank and a well fluid processing system comprising such a tank: A fluid treatment tank for use in a well fluid processing system. The tank is divided into at least three compartments, including an oil treatment compartment for receiving oil from a separator vessel of the well fluid processing system so as to allow stabilization and/or final separation and treatment of... Agent: Venable LLP

20090211961 - Centrifugation dewatering apparatus: A centrifugation dewatering apparatus has a water-draining basket (2) for accommodating a material to be dewatered (1), and the water-draining basket (2) is rotatably provided to an apparatus main body (3). The water-draining basket (2) is rotatably driven, whereby water that has adhered to the material to be dewatered (1)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090211962 - Processing chambers for use with apheresis devices: Processing chamber for use with apheresis devices are described herein. An example centrifugal processing chamber includes first and second lateral walls spaced at a distance from one another. Additionally, the example centrifugal processing chamber includes a channel at least partially defined by the first and second lateral walls. Further, the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, Llc

20090211963 - Particle interceptor: An interceptor having a filter chamber, an inlet passage connected to the filter chamber at an inlet opening, and an outlet passage connected to the filter chamber at an outlet opening. The outlet opening is above the inlet opening and has a minimum outlet flow elevation at which fluid can... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090211964 - Corrugated-ribbed thread plates for oil/fuel spin-on filters: An improved, reduced waste fluid filter has a concave housing having a first end, a second end, a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port. A cover plate assembly is sealably attached to a second end of the housing providing a closed area with which the inlet and outlet... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090211965 - Arrangement for splicing panels together to form a cylindrical screen: Panels of a filter screen have a plurality of rods and a plurality of wires. The rods are arranged parallel to one another in a first direction. The wires are arranged parallel to one another and are attached in a perpendicular direction to the rods. The rods have jointed ends... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.l.p.

20090211966 - Strainer filter: When preparing food that requires rinsing, typically the food is transferred to a strainer, which holds the food while allowing water to passed over the food. This is typically performed in a sink with the water draining into the sink; however, during the rinsing process, food can become lodged in... Agent: Kevin F. Hause

20090211967 - High molecular weight poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) and process therefor: A poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) having a high molecular weight and a reduced content of low molecular weight species can be prepared by a method that includes specific conditions for the oxidative polymerization, chelation, and isolation steps. The poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) is particularly useful for the fabrication of fluid separation membranes.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Sabic (noryl)

20090211968 - Alcohol and water repellant non-woven fabrics: The invention features alcohol and water repellent non-woven fabrics made from synthetic polymer fibers. The fibers comprise a surface modifier admixed with the synthetic polymer to impart alcohol and water repellency properties.... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20090211969 - Method and apparatus for enhancing aquatic environments: Submerged media useful with or without aeration and/or mixing to enhance an aquatic environment by promoting and retaining biogrowth. The media takes the form of a cluster of individual flexible elements having free ends. The media are submerged in a liquid such as a water or wastewater treatment basin or... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090211970 - Process and reactor for anaerobic waste water purification: The invention is directed to a process for the anaerobic purification of waste water using a sludge bed system, which process comprises feeding waste water and recycle water to the lower part of an upflow reactor containing mainly granular biomass thus producing biogas in the treatment passing the resulting gas/liquid/solid... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090211971 - Method and device for purification of effluent: The invention relates to a method for the purification of effluent, in particular, effluent from the paper industry, comprising the following method steps: a) aerobic purification of the effluent using activated sludge in an activated sludge tank (1), b) settling of at least a part of the effluent/activated sludge mixture... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.a.

20090211972 - Method and apparatus for simultaneous clarification and endogenous post denitifrication: A method for treatment of nitrified wastewater, the method including supplying wastewater to be treated to a tank having a layer of biomass supporting media near or at the top thereof, retaining biomass on and below the biomass supporting media for a sufficient time such that the biomass hydrolyses and... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090211973 - Method and apparatus for repositioning flow elements in a tapered flow structure: A method for operating a tapered flow pressure driven arrangement containing a plurality of membrane modules, which comprises positioning said membrane modules in at least two successively arranged flow stages, such that the number of membrane modules operating in parallel in a given flow stage is greater than their number... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090211974 - Water clarifying apparatus and implementing method: The invention concerns a water clarifying device comprising a flotation zone (c), a membrane-based filtering zone (e) and extracting means (d), the flotation zone (c) and the membrane-based filtering zone (e) having a common partition wall (P), the common partition wall (P) including in its lower part an opening (o)... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090211975 - Batch filtration system for preparation of sterile fluid for renal replacement therapy: A method and device for blood treatments that use fluids such as dialysate and replacement fluid for renal replacement therapy. In an embodiment, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by gravity feed, through a microporous sterilization filter from a fluid source to a replacement fluid container. The latter... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc

20090211976 - Device for removing bacterial lipopolysaccharides and/or lipoteichoic acids from protein-containing fluids and its use for the treatment of sepsis: A device for removing bacterial lipopolysaccharides and lipoteichoic acids from blood or plasma in an extracorporeal perfusion system contains, in a housing that can be incorporated into the perfusion system, a hollow fiber material that is suitable for the selective removal of bacterial lipopolysaccharides and lipoteichoic acids, the device being... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090211977 - Through-plate microchannel transfer devices: The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a microfluidic transfer device. The device mitigates risk of cross contamination between working fluids and is amenable to high-volume, low-cost manufacturing techniques. The device may be configured for mass transfer, heat transfer, or both. For instance, certain disclosed embodiments incorporate semi-permeable membranes to transfer... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090211979 - Ion chromatography system with eluent recycle: Ion chromatography apparatus including (a) a chromatographic column, (b) a source of an aqueous eluent liquid stream, (c) a detector, (d) a recycle line between the detector and the chromatographic column, and (e) a purifying device disposed along the recycle line including ion exchange removal medium. Also, such apparatus with... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

20090211978 - Passive column pre-heater with sample band spreading reduction feature: Disclosed is a chromatographic system and method which includes a passive pre-heater assembly. In the inventive system and method a fluid mixture is supplied from an injector to the pre-heater assembly and then to a chromatographic column having an active heating source. The pre-heater assembly includes a convoluted tube with... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090211980 - Ion chromatography systems with flow-delay eluent recycle: A chromatographic method including chromatographically separating sample ionic species in an eluent stream, detecting the separated sample ionic species, catalytically combining hydrogen and oxygen gases or catalytically decomposing hydrogen peroxide in a catalytic gas elimination chamber, and recycling the effluent stream from the chamber to the chromatography separation column. The... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

20090211981 - Dry amorphous silica product with inert carrier to remove oil from surfaces: A dry product that permanently removes oil and oil stains from liquid or dry surfaces and is environmentally safe. The dry product is formed by mixing efficacious proportions of untreated amorphous silica with a dry, inert organic, inorganic or synthetic carrier, or combinations of said carriers. Suitable inert carriers include,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090211982 - Process for treating effluent liquid fraction from post anaerobic digestion: A process for treating a liquid fraction of effluent wastewater from post anaerobic digestion containing fine solids having a size less than about 25 microns is disclosed. A metal salt flocculant is added to the liquid fraction in an amount ranging from about 50 to 500 ppm in the liquid... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090211983 - Operation of evaporative cooling towers with minimal or no blowdown: A method and composition are provided for the operation of an evaporative cooling tower with minimal, or no, blowdown. In some embodiments, the method involves using sodium cation-exchanged softened water as makeup water for the cooling tower, providing a bypass filter for suspended solids removal from the cooling water, treating... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20090211985 - Automated pre-filtration air management and filtration systems and methods: Filtration systems and methods using a pump and pressure sensor are provided for improved efficiency in fluid filtration systems. A filtration system includes a pre-filter container joined to a post-filter container by a filter line having a filter. To reduce the time required for filtration a pump and pressure sensor... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20090211984 - Salt tank monitor: A system and method to determine a salt level within a brine tank. In one form a tube is disposed vertically within a brine tank and includes an interior portion between an open bottom end and a closed upper end. When water level in the tank rises above the bottom... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090211986 - Method and apparatus for energy-efficient temperature-based systems management: A system for load control in an electrical power system is described, wherein one or more temperature-monitoring devices are provided to control operation of a pool pump. When ambient temperatures are relatively high, and thus, electrical power demands from air conditioning systems are relatively high, the temperature-monitoring devices can remove... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090211987 - System and method for controlling hematocrit during a therapeutic red blood cell exchange procedure: Systems and methods for controlling hematocrit during a blood processing procedure. In one aspect, a system includes a first flow path for flowing whole blood from a patient. A separator communicates with the first flow path for separating at least red blood cells from plasma. Second and third flow paths... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20090211988 - Azeotrope-like composition of 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane (hcfc-244bb) and hydrogen fluoride (hf): Provided are azeotropic and azeotrope-like compositions of 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane (HCFC-244bb) and hydrogen fluoride (HF). Such azeotropic and azeotrope-like compositions are useful as intermediates in the production of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf).... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090211989 - Systems and methods for conveying multiple blood components to a recipient: Systems and methods are provided for conveying an amount of red blood cells and an amount of plasma to a blood source. Blood is conveyed from a blood source into a separation device and the separation device is operated to separate the blood into a layer containing red blood cells... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20090211990 - Filter plate assembly for filter: A filter (20) configured to separate the solid components and the liquid components from a slurry. The filter (20) includes a plurality of filter plate assemblies (46) that cooperate to define a plurality of filter chambers (70), each defining a perimeter (96) having an open section (98) when the filter... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090211991 - Filtering a dispersed phase (e.g. oil) from a continuous liquid (e.g. water) of a dispersion: Filtering a dispersed phase (e.g. oil) from a continuous liquid (e.g. water) of a dispersion a filter, for filtering a dispersed phase from a continuous liquid of a dispersion, the filter including a substrate having a plurality of apertures each extending directly through the substrate between a first surface and... Agent: Harrington & Smith, Pc

20090211992 - Water filtration purifying apparatus and method thereof: For providing a water filtration purifying apparatus and a method thereof, enabling to reduce the manufacturing costs of the apparatus as a whole, by combining a function of filtration and a function of separation/concentration, the filtration function and the separation/concentration are separated, in the structure thereof. Thus, since all sewage... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090206015 - Flow indicator for showing blocking of filter cotton: A flow indicator for showing blocking of filter cotton, being installed in a pipe line of a spraying head for the purpose of showing and controlling blocking of filter cotton in a filter in connecting with a submerged pump for the spraying head, it has a tri-branch tube to connect... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090206016 - Processing waste liquid treating apparatus: In a processing waste liquid treating apparatus, a housing includes a bottom wall, an upper wall, a left lateral wall, a rear wall and an opening/closing door for opening/closing a front opening. A waste liquid tank is disposed on the bottom wall and close to the rear wall. A clear... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090206017 - Dialysis system including multi-heater power coordination: A dialysis system includes a first fluid heater, a second fluid heater, and a logic implementer configured to synchronize the duty cycles of the first and second heaters so that (i) power is not supplied to the first heater when power is supplied to the second heater and (ii) power... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090206018 - Strainers for air conditioning device: A strainer provided in a refrigerant piping of an air condoning device through which refrigerant flows includes a cylindrical shell disposed in the refrigerant piping, a cage type filter which includes an opening at one end and a bottom at the other end facing with each other relative to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090206019 - Water treatment apparatus: An apparatus for an ozone-based treatment of polluted water is disclosed. The apparatus generally comprises three stages. The first stage is an ozone treatment stage wherein the polluted water is treated with ozone gas. The second stage is a degassing stage wherein excess undissolved gases are removed from the water... Agent: Brouillette & Partners

20090206020 - Device for producing magnetized water: Provided is a device for producing magnetized water which can be installed outside a water feed pipe for supplying drinking water, or inside a shower head or water purifier to magnetize the water being supplied into healthful functional water by utilizing characteristics of magnetic ions, so that the magnetized water... Agent: Park Law Firm

20090206021 - Magnetic filter adapter: A magnetic filter adapter is provided and which is adapted for use with a fluid filter having a cylindrical housing which filter includes a closed end, a semi-open end for communicating with a fluid system, and cylindrical filter side walls. The filter adapter has a non-magnetic semi-rigid hollow adaptive housing,... Agent: Gowan Intellectual Property

20090206022 - Drain mechanism and fluid filter including drain mechanism: A drain mechanism includes: a cap that is attached detachably to a case of a fluid filter and formed with a drain hole, and includes an engaging projecting portion to which an engaging portion of a drain pipe inserted into the drain hole is engaged; and a valve member that... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090206023 - Dialysis system including supplemental power source: A dialysis system includes: a water purification unit; a dialysate generation unit configured to use water purified by the water purification unit; a dialysate delivery unit configured to deliver dialysate prepared by the dialysate generation unit; a supplemental power source; a first electrical connection configured to electrically connect a branch... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090206024 - Additive dispensing device and a thermally activated additive dispensing filter having the additive dispensing device: An additive dispensing device is provided. The additive dispensing device includes a reservoir configured to contain a supply of an additive. The reservoir is in fluid communication with a dispensing chamber of a metering valve device by a first one-way valve. The metering valve device is configured to dispense a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090206025 - Separation membrane-porous material composite and method for manufacturing the same: A separation membrane-porous material composite 1 being improved influx and selectivity, which comprises a porous material and a separation membrane formed on the porous material, wherein a composite layer 65 having a thickness of 1 mm or less is provided at the interface between the porous material 61 as a... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090206026 - External pressure type hollow fiber membrane having reinforcing supporter with monofilament for gas separation and water treatment, and method and apprtatus for preapring the same: Disclosed are external pressure type hollow fiber membrane having a reinforcing supporter for gas separation and water treatment, and method and apparatus for preparing the same. The reinforcing supporter is woven only with mono-filaments or by mixed spinning of mono-filaments and multi-filaments. The hollow fiber membrane of the present invention... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090206027 - Apparatus for removing cuttings from drilling fluids: An apparatus for use with settling tanks for recycling drilling fluids used in the drilling of wells is provided where the tank includes a plurality of compartments. Used drilling fluid containing well cuttings or “solids” is pumped into a receiving compartment of the tank and directed towards a flow-reversing barrier.... Agent: Jean M. Macheledt

20090206028 - Combined nutrient recovery and biogas scrubbing system integrated in series with animal manure anaerobic digester: An economical, integrated system works in series with anaerobic digestion of animal waste to recover nitrogen and phosphorous, while also scrubbing the produced biogas.... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090206029 - Processing system to facilitate the decomposition of organic waste with anerobic bacteria: A method to prepare an organic composition for a digestor minimizes injury to and enhance the decomposition function of anaerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria in the organic composition. The method is utilizes at an animal processing facility. Manure produced at the facility is periodically collected at at least seven day... Agent: Tod R Nissle

20090206031 - Bioreactor system for multi-stage biological wastewater treatment: A bioreactor system for microbiological treatment of wastewater including: at least one highly-flexible substrate for providing a superficial environment conducive for supporting biomass growth, the substrate including: (a) a large plurality of threads disposed in a generally longitudinal direction and including a plurality of synthetic filaments, and (b) at least... Agent: Robert R. Priddy Law Office Of Robert Priddy

20090206030 - Filter assembly, bioreactor catch basin and method of using the same: Provided is a filter assembly for a bioremediating catch basin. The filter assembly comprises a container having at least one inlet and at least one outlet; a carrier substance, such as a foam, which carries a microorganism capable of digesting hydrocarbons; and optionally an adsorbent material. The filter assembly also... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090206032 - Solid digesting waste treatment unit: The wastewater treatment tank results in high quality effluent meeting what is referred to as “Secondary Treatment Standard. The tank deploys in combination an Facultative Aerobic Bacterial Generators (FABG) that includes a plurality of surrounding horizontally extending bacteria supporting filters disposed in a vertical array along with a second vertical... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.

20090206033 - Method for treating milbemycin compounds and avermectin compounds with active sludge: The present invention provides a method for treating industrial wastewater containing milbemycin compounds or avermectin compounds such as a culture filtrate generated after microbial production of milbemycins and avermectins efficiently, safety and at low running costs. This method removes milbemycin compounds or avermectin compounds by treating industrial wastewater containing at... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090206034 - Modified silica gel and use thereof: wherein each X2 is the same or different, and is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a C1-C4 alkoxy group; each R1 is the same or different and is a C1-C30alkyl group; and m is an integer from 1 to 10.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090206036 - Method for cleaning reclaimed water reuse device: A method for cleaning a reclaimed water reuse device, the reclaimed water reuse device comprising a clean water supply device, a first aeration device, a backwash device and a membrane module, the method comprising detecting an operating signal of the clean water supply device; enabling the first aeration device or... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090206035 - Vinylidene fluoride resin hollow filament porous membrane, water filtration method using the same, and process for producing said vinylidene fluoride resin hollow filament porous membrane: A hollow-fiber porous membrane, comprising a hollow fiber-form porous membrane in a network texture of vinylidene fluoride resin showing a pore size distribution in a direction of its membrane thickness including an outer surface-average pore size P1 as measured by a scanning electron microscope and a membrane layer-average pore size... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090206037 - Method and installation for regulating the modifier level in chromatography or supercritical extraction with recycling: A chromatography or supercritical extraction method is disclosed, in which the eluent comprises a mixture of a fluid and a modifier and in which the fluid is recycled. One exemplary method comprises an operation consisting in determining at least one quantity linked to the level of modifier that is mixed... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20090206038 - Use of a colloidal suspension of a cationic polymer to treat a support for medical use: The invention concerns a composite support comprising a base support for the treatment of a biological fluid, in which: “the base support is essentially-constituted by a first polymer carrying anionic or anionizable groups;” at least a part of the surface of the base support is coated with a second polymer... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090206039 - Device and method for the elimination of magnetic particles from a liquid: Device for the separation of magnetic particles from a liquid, comprising a first vessel (10), a second vessel (20), a connecting surface (11, 21, 30; 200) that runs from the interior of the first vessel (10) to the interior of the second vessel (20), at least one magnet (40) for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090206040 - Systems and methods for removing finely dispersed particulate matter from a fluid stream: Disclosed herein are systems for removing particulate matter from a fluid, comprising a particle functionalized by attachment of at least one activating group or amine functional group, wherein the modified particle complexes with the particulate matter within the fluid to form a removable complex therein. The particulate matter has preferably... Agent: Elmore Patent Law Group, PC

20090206041 - Method for removing alluvial deposits from the bottom of a watery area: s

20090206042 - Manganese oxide-cerium oxide composite: A process which comprises providing a porous matrix, mixing said porous matrix with a precursor solution containing manganese and cerium ions dissolved therein, triggering the formation of a non-fluid phase which contains manganese and cerium in the interior of said porous matrix, separating said porous matrix from a liquid phase... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090206043 - Method and a device for collection of floating waste on a water surface: A method and a device for collection of floating waste (16), including oil and oil-soiled objects, on a water surface (14) by means of a floating collection arrangement (2) containing at least one waste-receiving portion (8) and at least one collection receptacle (4). An inflow, which consists of the waste... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall

20090206044 - Anti-vortex double drain system: Enhancements to the Double Drain technology used for separation of settle-able solid wastes previously developed. Anti-vortex fins are added to the central clarified effluent water manifold to minimize re-suspension of settled solids. A further aspect includes the addition of a slotted horizontal cover plate to a solid waste collection sump... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090200215 - Integrated portable water purifier: The present invention relates to an integrated portable water purifier. The water purifier uses advanced microprocessor based technology. The present invention also relates to a method for purifying water, by filtration through adsorption media to remove harmful chemicals followed by ultraviolet treatment to disinfect the water. The object of the... Agent: Gangadhar Bathula

20090200216 - Storm drain filter: A treatment station for a water drainage conduit has a chamber with an inlet and outlet in fluid communication with upstream and downstream sections of the conduit and a sediment collection portion. Water enters the chamber via the inlet, collecting in the sediment collection portion until it reaches a level... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090200217 - Water purification filter assembly: A water purification filter assembly is disclosed. The water purification filter assembly of the present invention includes a manifold, which is provided in a water purifier, and a circular cap, which is provided under the manifold and has a slide slot, with a protrusion provided under the circular cap. The... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090200218 - Aquarium sump arrangement: A sump arrangement for use with an aquarium. The sump arrangement including a dedicated skimmer area that maintains a constant water level to increase operational efficiencies of protein skimmers. The sump arrangement further including a sump tank having an elongated water flow pathway that aspirates air bubbles and improves the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090200219 - Apparatus for removing impurity in oil using air cooler: An air cooler type apparatus of removing impurities from oil is disclosed. The air cooler type apparatus of removing impurities from oil comprises: a body having an enclosed space for storing oil; a cool air injecting portion formed at a upper portion of the body and for injecting an air,... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20090200220 - Removal of magnetic particles from a fluid: An apparatus (10) for removing magnetic particles from a mud slurry is disclosed. The apparatus (10) includes one or more endless belts or chains (12) enclosed almost wholly within a pipe (22a). A motor (28) drives the chain (22) around the pipe (22a). When the pipe (22a) is located within... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20090200221 - Liquid filter arrangement and method: A filter element includes a tubular extension of pleated media, a first end cap, a second end cap, a porous-inner filter support oriented to line the pleated filter media, a latch arrangement, and a seal member. The inner filter support has an end wall adjacent to the first end cap,... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090200222 - System and method for filter containment: A filter container comprises a top cap, and a bowl formed of a rigid material. The top cap includes a top cap flange that includes a first path around at least a portion of the top cap flange. The bowl includes a bowl flange that includes a second path around... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090200223 - Filter device for filtering a liquid and filter element for such a filter device: The invention relates to a filter device for filtering a liquid, in particular, a hydraulic oil, comprising a filter housing having a least one inlet for liquid to be filtered and at least one outlet for filtered liquid, a filter element positioned in the flow path of the liquid between... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090200224 - Combination filter for diesel fuel: A combination filter (1) for diesel fuel, comprising an outer casing (2), a filter cartridge (5) dividing the interior of the casing (2) into two separate chambers (6, 7) to which an inlet conduit (3) for the diesel fuel to be filtered and an outlet conduit (4) for the filtered... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090200225 - Dialysis device with access port: A device for dialysis of a sample includes a sample chamber formed by a gasket and dialysis membranes affixed to each side of the gasket in facing relationship. A housing supports the dialysis membranes and gasket. An air chamber causes the device to float in a generally upright position when... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090200226 - Multifiltration cartridge filtration apparatus: A filtration apparatus is provided comprising a housing having an inlet and an outlet and a plurality of spirally wound filtration cartridges. The filtration cartridges include two filter layers, a feed spacer layer and a permeate spacer layer. Seals are provided to prevent admixtures of feed and permeate and to... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20090200227 - Pleated fluid treatment arrangements and methods for stabilizing the pleats: Pleated fluid treatment arrangements may comprise a stabilizing arrangement coupled between a support and some or all of the pleats. The stabilizing arrangement may include a plurality of projections, each projection extending through an opening in the support and into an open end of a pleat. Methods for stabilizing pleat... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090200228 - Method for the stabilization of folded filter media and a filter medium stabilized by said method: In a method for stabilizing folded filter media, a thread is coated with a hot melt adhesive to prepare a coated thread. The coated thread is wound in a plastic state about fold tips of a folded filter medium. The plastic state of the coated thread is maintained by applying... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20090200229 - Lattice structure, use of the lattice structure and vessel with lattice structure: A lattice structure for the passage of a first medium against a second medium with transverse webs and longitudinal webs, lattice openings with a clear width of ≦300 μm being arranged between the transverse webs and the longitudinal webs. On at least one side of the lattice structure, the transverse... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20090200230 - Method for removing pollutants from produced water: A method which improves the quality of effluent from the process of the industrial production of petroleum, usually referred to as produced water. This method makes it possible to reduce the concentration of pollutants in produced water requiring treatment by removing these pollutants through the use of cultures of microalgae... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090200231 - Methods and device for enhancement of anaerobic digestion: Methods of enhancing anaerobic digestion of wastewater are provided. The methods comprise pressure oxidation of digester material to remove sulfide and/or regenerate iron. Also provided are a pressure oxidizer device and a wastewater treatment system having one or more of such devices. The methods, device, and system have application in... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090200232 - Process for absorption-based separation of bioparticles from an aqueous suspension: t

20090200233 - Methods and devices for the removal of organic contaminants from water: Compositions, methods and devices for the removal of organic contaminants from fluids using hydrophobic micro-porous adsorbents, which are regenerated by advanced oxidation.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20090200234 - Methods for cleaning surfaces with activated oxygen: The present invention provides methods for cleaning surfaces that are sensitive to high temperatures and/or that have pH limitations. Exemplary surfaces to be cleaned using the methods of the present invention include membranes. The methods of the present invention include applying an active oxygen use solution including an active oxygen... Agent: Ecolab Inc.

20090200235 - Pervaporation membranes and methods of use: Pervaporation membranes including poly(acrylamide)-grafted alginate membranes, which may be optimized for the separation of alcohols from water, low viscosity sodium alginate membranes containing PEG and PVA, which may be optimized for the separation of organic acids from water, and copolymeric PAN-grafted PVA membranes, which may be optimized for the separation... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090200236 - Process for producing a composite membrane: A process for the production of a composite membrane, one or more microporous separation layers comprising a zeolite of the MFI type being produced by hydrothermal synthesis on a porous substrate, wherein one or more additives from the group consisting of linear (C1-C4)-alcohols, ammonia, primary, secondary and tertiary amines having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090200237 - Energy saving spiral element: A filter media, in particular a separation module, characterized by a flow control strip (40) circumferentially surrounding the media at one end of the filter media, in particular a spiral wound membrane material, which strip extends only a relatively short distance (D) along the length of the filter media. The... Agent: Don W. Bulson (park) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090200238 - Twin tank water-on-water filtration system: A water-on-water filtration system that includes a filter member and two storage vessels. The system includes a plurality of valves that are controlled to place a first of the storage vessels in a fill state in which the first storage vessel is being filled with filtered water, and concurrently place... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090200239 - Method for generating metal chelating affinity ligands: w

20090200240 - Method of extracting domoic acid by selective adsorption using a halogenated carboxylic acid derivative: Domoic acid is selectively bound by an adsorbent which comprises units derived from one or more halogenated carboxylic acids (preferably having an α-trihalomethyl group) or derivatives thereof. The adsorbent may be a polymer, or a solid support onto which the carboxylic acid, derivative or polymer has been grafted. The preferenced... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090200241 - Removal of oils from solid surfaces and water with a substance having a high humate level: The present invention relates to a method for removing oil from water or a solid surface. This involves contacting the water or the solid surface with a substance in the form of a sheet and having a high humate level under conditions effective for the substance to absorb oil from... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090200242 - Protein skimmer with stationary fan: A protein skimmer having a water column chamber and a fixed deflector. The fixed deflector including a plurality of blades that impart a swirling action on water flowing through the deflector. The deflector further providing an even distribution of bubbles within the water column chamber during protein filtering operation. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090200243 - Method of treating sealing compound and apparatus for treating the same: [Solution] Provided is a method of treating a sealing compound, in order to recover from the inside of a pneumatic tire the sealing compound that was used for repairing a puncture, the sealing compound including an aqueous solution having at least rubber latex dispersed therein, the method comprising: solid-liquid separating,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090200244 - Method and device for shear-thinning of solids containing material: This invention relates to a method and device to be used in connection with thickening and clarifying apparatuses for shear-thinning of solids containing material such as slurry. According to the invention the flow area of the shear-thinned material (11) is restricted by arranging a restriction element (12) in the conduit... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.

20090200245 - System for controlling water in an aquatic facility: A system for controlling water within an aquatic facility includes a water chemistry controller, a variable rate water pump adapted to move water in the facility, and a variable rate motor driver operationally coupled to the water pump for variably energizing the water pump. The variable rate motor driver is... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20090200246 - Ion enhancement: wherein R and R1 each independently comprises an alkyl group, and wherein X and Y are independently selected from the group consisting of bromine, chlorine and hydrogen and a second housing having a water accessible compartment containing an insoluble metal ion donor for releasing metal ions when contacted by the... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20090200247 - Filter element with coating for surface filtration: A method for filtering out foreign particles from a cooling lubricant used in a process of machining a workpiece includes providing an inherently stable, flow-porous filter element. The filter element comprises a porous main body made of joined plastics particles and having an afflux surface and a porous coating on... Agent: Venable LLP

20090200248 - Belt filter apparatus: The invention concerns a belt filter apparatus comprising a first belt filter section on which a mixture of fine material and a liquid can be placed hydraulically to create partially dry fine material and a second belt filter section on which the partially dry fine material can be placed in... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090200249 - Desalination system and pressure storage systems therefor: The disclosure provides a desalination system comprising an energy source, a pump, an accumulator and at least one desalination unit, the pump being coupled to the energy source to provide a pressurized feed of water downstream towards the at least one desalination unit, wherein the feed of water from the... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis, PC

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090200215 - Integrated portable water purifier: The present invention relates to an integrated portable water purifier. The water purifier uses advanced microprocessor based technology. The present invention also relates to a method for purifying water, by filtration through adsorption media to remove harmful chemicals followed by ultraviolet treatment to disinfect the water. The object of the... Agent: Gangadhar Bathula

20090200216 - Storm drain filter: A treatment station for a water drainage conduit has a chamber with an inlet and outlet in fluid communication with upstream and downstream sections of the conduit and a sediment collection portion. Water enters the chamber via the inlet, collecting in the sediment collection portion until it reaches a level... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090200217 - Water purification filter assembly: A water purification filter assembly is disclosed. The water purification filter assembly of the present invention includes a manifold, which is provided in a water purifier, and a circular cap, which is provided under the manifold and has a slide slot, with a protrusion provided under the circular cap. The... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090200218 - Aquarium sump arrangement: A sump arrangement for use with an aquarium. The sump arrangement including a dedicated skimmer area that maintains a constant water level to increase operational efficiencies of protein skimmers. The sump arrangement further including a sump tank having an elongated water flow pathway that aspirates air bubbles and improves the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090200219 - Apparatus for removing impurity in oil using air cooler: An air cooler type apparatus of removing impurities from oil is disclosed. The air cooler type apparatus of removing impurities from oil comprises: a body having an enclosed space for storing oil; a cool air injecting portion formed at a upper portion of the body and for injecting an air,... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20090200220 - Removal of magnetic particles from a fluid: An apparatus (10) for removing magnetic particles from a mud slurry is disclosed. The apparatus (10) includes one or more endless belts or chains (12) enclosed almost wholly within a pipe (22a). A motor (28) drives the chain (22) around the pipe (22a). When the pipe (22a) is located within... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20090200221 - Liquid filter arrangement and method: A filter element includes a tubular extension of pleated media, a first end cap, a second end cap, a porous-inner filter support oriented to line the pleated filter media, a latch arrangement, and a seal member. The inner filter support has an end wall adjacent to the first end cap,... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090200222 - System and method for filter containment: A filter container comprises a top cap, and a bowl formed of a rigid material. The top cap includes a top cap flange that includes a first path around at least a portion of the top cap flange. The bowl includes a bowl flange that includes a second path around... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090200223 - Filter device for filtering a liquid and filter element for such a filter device: The invention relates to a filter device for filtering a liquid, in particular, a hydraulic oil, comprising a filter housing having a least one inlet for liquid to be filtered and at least one outlet for filtered liquid, a filter element positioned in the flow path of the liquid between... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090200224 - Combination filter for diesel fuel: A combination filter (1) for diesel fuel, comprising an outer casing (2), a filter cartridge (5) dividing the interior of the casing (2) into two separate chambers (6, 7) to which an inlet conduit (3) for the diesel fuel to be filtered and an outlet conduit (4) for the filtered... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090200225 - Dialysis device with access port: A device for dialysis of a sample includes a sample chamber formed by a gasket and dialysis membranes affixed to each side of the gasket in facing relationship. A housing supports the dialysis membranes and gasket. An air chamber causes the device to float in a generally upright position when... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090200226 - Multifiltration cartridge filtration apparatus: A filtration apparatus is provided comprising a housing having an inlet and an outlet and a plurality of spirally wound filtration cartridges. The filtration cartridges include two filter layers, a feed spacer layer and a permeate spacer layer. Seals are provided to prevent admixtures of feed and permeate and to... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20090200227 - Pleated fluid treatment arrangements and methods for stabilizing the pleats: Pleated fluid treatment arrangements may comprise a stabilizing arrangement coupled between a support and some or all of the pleats. The stabilizing arrangement may include a plurality of projections, each projection extending through an opening in the support and into an open end of a pleat. Methods for stabilizing pleat... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090200228 - Method for the stabilization of folded filter media and a filter medium stabilized by said method: In a method for stabilizing folded filter media, a thread is coated with a hot melt adhesive to prepare a coated thread. The coated thread is wound in a plastic state about fold tips of a folded filter medium. The plastic state of the coated thread is maintained by applying... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20090200229 - Lattice structure, use of the lattice structure and vessel with lattice structure: A lattice structure for the passage of a first medium against a second medium with transverse webs and longitudinal webs, lattice openings with a clear width of ≦300 μm being arranged between the transverse webs and the longitudinal webs. On at least one side of the lattice structure, the transverse... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20090200230 - Method for removing pollutants from produced water: A method which improves the quality of effluent from the process of the industrial production of petroleum, usually referred to as produced water. This method makes it possible to reduce the concentration of pollutants in produced water requiring treatment by removing these pollutants through the use of cultures of microalgae... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090200231 - Methods and device for enhancement of anaerobic digestion: Methods of enhancing anaerobic digestion of wastewater are provided. The methods comprise pressure oxidation of digester material to remove sulfide and/or regenerate iron. Also provided are a pressure oxidizer device and a wastewater treatment system having one or more of such devices. The methods, device, and system have application in... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090200232 - Process for absorption-based separation of bioparticles from an aqueous suspension: t

20090200233 - Methods and devices for the removal of organic contaminants from water: Compositions, methods and devices for the removal of organic contaminants from fluids using hydrophobic micro-porous adsorbents, which are regenerated by advanced oxidation.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20090200234 - Methods for cleaning surfaces with activated oxygen: The present invention provides methods for cleaning surfaces that are sensitive to high temperatures and/or that have pH limitations. Exemplary surfaces to be cleaned using the methods of the present invention include membranes. The methods of the present invention include applying an active oxygen use solution including an active oxygen... Agent: Ecolab Inc.

20090200235 - Pervaporation membranes and methods of use: Pervaporation membranes including poly(acrylamide)-grafted alginate membranes, which may be optimized for the separation of alcohols from water, low viscosity sodium alginate membranes containing PEG and PVA, which may be optimized for the separation of organic acids from water, and copolymeric PAN-grafted PVA membranes, which may be optimized for the separation... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090200236 - Process for producing a composite membrane: A process for the production of a composite membrane, one or more microporous separation layers comprising a zeolite of the MFI type being produced by hydrothermal synthesis on a porous substrate, wherein one or more additives from the group consisting of linear (C1-C4)-alcohols, ammonia, primary, secondary and tertiary amines having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090200237 - Energy saving spiral element: A filter media, in particular a separation module, characterized by a flow control strip (40) circumferentially surrounding the media at one end of the filter media, in particular a spiral wound membrane material, which strip extends only a relatively short distance (D) along the length of the filter media. The... Agent: Don W. Bulson (park) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090200238 - Twin tank water-on-water filtration system: A water-on-water filtration system that includes a filter member and two storage vessels. The system includes a plurality of valves that are controlled to place a first of the storage vessels in a fill state in which the first storage vessel is being filled with filtered water, and concurrently place... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090200239 - Method for generating metal chelating affinity ligands: w

20090200240 - Method of extracting domoic acid by selective adsorption using a halogenated carboxylic acid derivative: Domoic acid is selectively bound by an adsorbent which comprises units derived from one or more halogenated carboxylic acids (preferably having an α-trihalomethyl group) or derivatives thereof. The adsorbent may be a polymer, or a solid support onto which the carboxylic acid, derivative or polymer has been grafted. The preferenced... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090200241 - Removal of oils from solid surfaces and water with a substance having a high humate level: The present invention relates to a method for removing oil from water or a solid surface. This involves contacting the water or the solid surface with a substance in the form of a sheet and having a high humate level under conditions effective for the substance to absorb oil from... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090200242 - Protein skimmer with stationary fan: A protein skimmer having a water column chamber and a fixed deflector. The fixed deflector including a plurality of blades that impart a swirling action on water flowing through the deflector. The deflector further providing an even distribution of bubbles within the water column chamber during protein filtering operation. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090200243 - Method of treating sealing compound and apparatus for treating the same: [Solution] Provided is a method of treating a sealing compound, in order to recover from the inside of a pneumatic tire the sealing compound that was used for repairing a puncture, the sealing compound including an aqueous solution having at least rubber latex dispersed therein, the method comprising: solid-liquid separating,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090200244 - Method and device for shear-thinning of solids containing material: This invention relates to a method and device to be used in connection with thickening and clarifying apparatuses for shear-thinning of solids containing material such as slurry. According to the invention the flow area of the shear-thinned material (11) is restricted by arranging a restriction element (12) in the conduit... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.

20090200245 - System for controlling water in an aquatic facility: A system for controlling water within an aquatic facility includes a water chemistry controller, a variable rate water pump adapted to move water in the facility, and a variable rate motor driver operationally coupled to the water pump for variably energizing the water pump. The variable rate motor driver is... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20090200246 - Ion enhancement: wherein R and R1 each independently comprises an alkyl group, and wherein X and Y are independently selected from the group consisting of bromine, chlorine and hydrogen and a second housing having a water accessible compartment containing an insoluble metal ion donor for releasing metal ions when contacted by the... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20090200247 - Filter element with coating for surface filtration: A method for filtering out foreign particles from a cooling lubricant used in a process of machining a workpiece includes providing an inherently stable, flow-porous filter element. The filter element comprises a porous main body made of joined plastics particles and having an afflux surface and a porous coating on... Agent: Venable LLP

20090200248 - Belt filter apparatus: The invention concerns a belt filter apparatus comprising a first belt filter section on which a mixture of fine material and a liquid can be placed hydraulically to create partially dry fine material and a second belt filter section on which the partially dry fine material can be placed in... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090200249 - Desalination system and pressure storage systems therefor: The disclosure provides a desalination system comprising an energy source, a pump, an accumulator and at least one desalination unit, the pump being coupled to the energy source to provide a pressurized feed of water downstream towards the at least one desalination unit, wherein the feed of water from the... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis, PC

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090194471 - Reverse osmosis sea water desalination system: This system comprises: a reverse osmosis membrane, a boost pump and a feed device for distributing the pressurised water supplied by the pump and using the pressure of the water rejected by the osmosis membrane. The feed device comprises: a first hydraulic cylinder (7) and a second hydraulic cylinder connected... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090194472 - Floating oil skimmer and gravitational separation system: A floating oil skimmer and gravitational separator system, consisting of a vessel adapted to be submerged in a body of water. Oil/water are drawn through the floating skimmer head by a water pump, pumping water through the skimmer head as water is pumped out of the vessel from the bottom... Agent: Peter Douglas Jack

20090194473 - Pipe stand: Pipe stands support waste-conveying pipes in a trench in a septic system. The pipe stands are preferably flat bowtie-shaped sheets (preferably polymeric). Holes or notches are formed that align when the sheet is folded, thus providing stable support for a horizontal pipe when the panels' bottom edges rest on the... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090194474 - Fluid dispenser device and a dispensing method: A fluid dispenser device including an outlet duct through which fluid can pass, a dispenser that can be actuated so as to cause fluid to be dispensed through said outlet duct, and an irradiation device that is adapted to irradiate the fluid while said fluid is passing through said outlet... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull

20090194475 - System and method for liquid filtration with reduced hold-up volume: In one embodiment according to the invention, there is provided a filter device for liquid filtration, the filter device being in fluid communication with a plurality of liquid pathways, at least one pathway of the plurality of liquid pathways having a smallest equivalent fluid flow diameter of the plurality of... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090194476 - Waste activated sludge stripping to remove internal phosphorus: A method of treating a mixture of microorganisms containing phosphorus and magnesium, by first inducing the mixture microorganisms to release phosphorus and magnesium which is then tapped off as the mixture is thickened, to produce phosphorus and magnesium-rich liquid and phosphorus and magnesium-reduced treated mixture. This treated mixture is placed... Agent: Timothy E Siegel Patent Law, PLLC

20090194477 - Intermittent gas flow apparatus and membrane separation apparatus: Intermittent gas flow and membrane separation apparatus and methods of use including an internal gas chamber including an upper wall; at least one inlet for supplying gas to the internal gas chamber; a column pipe that extends above the upper wall of the internal gas chamber, the column pipe including... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090194478 - Reverse osmosis system: Embodiments of the invention provide a reverse osmosis system including a feed water inlet, a reverse osmosis module coupled to the feed water inlet, and at least one blend valve. The blend valve can be coupled to a permeate outlet and the feed water inlet and can be capable of... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20090194479 - Modified polyamine membrane: A modified polyamide membrane and method for making and using the same. The present invention includes many embodiments including methods comprising contacting a polyamide membrane with certain modifiers, including but not limited to certain oxazoline and/or thiazoline-based compounds, derivatives and polymers thereof. In one embodiment, the surface of a polyamide... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20090194480 - Methods for analyzing and removing contaminants in liquid hydrocarbon media: A method for identifying contaminants within a liquid hydrocarbon media containing contaminants includes adding an optical tag to a water wash, adding the tagged water wash to the liquid hydrocarbon media, emulsifying the liquid hydrocarbon media and analyzing the contaminants in the hydrocarbon media with a microscope. Methods for removing... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090194481 - Agglomerated mip clusters: The present invention relates to a composite material obtainable by agglomerating molecularly imprinted polymer particles, and the use of said composite material in separations such as chromatographic separation, a filtration process, continuous or discontinuous membrane process, analytical separation, or a preparative or large-scale separation.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090194483 - Microfluidic device having monolithic separation medium and method of use: A microfluidic device, a device including the microfluidic device and methods of operation are described.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090194482 - Semi-continuous chromatographic method and corresponding device for the separation of binary and multi-component mixtures: The invention relates to a semi-continuous chromatographic method for the separation of binary and multi-component mixtures and corresponding devices.... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20090194484 - Oil filters containing strong base and methods of their use: Novel filter elements for sequestering acids from oil or fuel, the strong base floes that comprise the filter elements, and methods of their preparation and use are disclosed. The filter elements comprise a mechanically linked interlocking fiber matrix interspersed with strong base particle floes wherein the strong base particles constitute... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090194485 - Detecting the clogging of a fluid filter: The invention relates to the field of fluid filters. It provides a method of detecting clogging of a fluid filter, which method comprises measuring, at successive sampling instants, the pressure difference ΔP from upstream to downstream across the filter, and then calculating the first time derivative {ΔP}′ of the pressure... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090194486 - Composition and method for reducing chemical oxygen demand in water: A method and composition for reducing chemical oxygen demand is presented. The composition includes a persulfate donor and a transition metal catalyst in contact with the persulfate donor. When the composition is contacted by water, the transition metal catalyst reacts with persulfate and reduces the persulfate concentration in the water.... Agent: Roy W. Martin

20090194487 - Method and installation for packaging muds before drying: Method for packaging liquid muds resulting from the treatment of urban and/or industrial waste water according to which the mud is subjected to a mechanical dehydration step followed by a thermal drying step. Ferric chloride and/or quicklime or slaked lime is injected into the mud after the dehydration step and... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090194488 - Method for treatment of crystal slurry: The present invention provides a method for the treatment of a crystal slurry by centrifugal washing, including a centrifugal separation step in which a slurry obtained by crystallizing a desired substance from a solution containing an organic component is subjected to solid liquid separation. The centrifugal separation step includes carrying... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090194489 - Blood processing systems and methods that employ an in-line flexible leukofilter: Systems and methods separate pump the blood cells through an in-line leukofilter to a blood cell storage container. The leukofilter has a filtration medium enclosed within a flexile housing. The systems and methods can employ a fixture to restrain expansion of the flexible filter housing during operation of the pump.... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

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