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Liquid purification or separation September class, title,number 09/09

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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090236270 - Water purification system: A water purification system performs a water purification process through physical sterilization, and at least includes a compression device and a decompression device. Water is converted into a high-pressure liquid through the compression device, and then is converted into a high-speed fluid by controlling the cross-sectional area of a spout... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090236272 - Modular drinking water filtration system with keyed attachment of filter head to mounting bracket and modular back plates: A modular filter system using replaceable filter cartridges includes a mounting bracket for each filter cartridge and corresponding filter head that includes keyed attachment of the head to the mounting ring on the mounting bracket and modular attachment of the mounting bracket to the modular back plate. Back plates are... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090236271 - Modular drinking water filtration system with locking arrangement to assure filter cartridge compatibility: A modular filter system using replaceable filter cartridges includes a locking arrangement that prevents rotation of the flow control valve spindle in the filter head, but includes an unlocking arrangement on the cartridge that unlocks the locking arrangement if the proper replacement cartridge is used. The locking arrangement may include... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090236273 - Rain and storm water filtration systems: A debris-filtering downspout and other water runoff conduits and receptacles are disclosed, and include a screen mounted within a conduit, a culvert, a storm water conveyance or secured to a water collection basin. The screen provides high water throughput and is self-cleaning while effectively filtering debris contained in an incoming... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090236274 - Agitator in a sewer system: In one aspect of the invention, a sewer system has a waste material flow path which has an entrance and a downstream digester assembly. At least one in-line agitator is disposed upstream to the digester assembly. The at least one in-line agitator adapted to break down the waste material.... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.

20090236275 - Water treatment system: A water treatment system having a biological treatment step (a secondary treatment step) and a membrane separation step (a tertiary treatment step), wherein a portion of the raw water to be treated and/or a portion of the primarily treated water in the pretreatment step are biologically treated and supplied into... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20090236276 - Modular drinking water filtration system with adapter rings for replaceable cartridges to assure proper fit: A modular filter system using replaceable filter cartridges includes matching adaptor rings in the filter head and on the filter cartridge placed at selected circumferential positions to ensure proper cartridge fit and to provide a proprietary cartridge construction for selected users. The adaptor rings operate only to control cartridge to... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090236277 - Modular drinking water filtration system with internal sealing between valve spindle and head: A rotary valve spindle for flow control in the head of a filter includes a unitary dual function seal that is carried by the spindle and seals against the inner surface of the filter head during spindle rotation between flow and no-flow positions. The dual function seal greatly simplifies manufacture... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090236278 - Decanter with swivel discharge pipe: The invention relates to a decanter for separating a supernatant protruding from a sewage sludge in a sludge tank (1) having a withdrawal device (4) attached to a first end (E1) of a pivot-mounted discharge pipe (3), wherein for discharging the supernatant flowing through the discharge pipe (3) near a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090236279 - Sand classifying-conveying-dehydrating device: (Means for Solving Problems) To provide a sand classifying-conveying-dehydrating device for recovering sand from a material including water and sand, comprising: a classifier (100) for transferring the sand contained in the material from upstream to downstream; a dehydrator (300) for removing the water contained in the sand; and a conveyor... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090236280 - Filtration apparatus: A filtration apparatus for performing solid-liquid separation by immersing a plurality of hollow fiber membranes in a to-be-treated liquid containing a suspended component includes the hollow fiber membranes folded double, a treated liquid collection means communicated with an open end of each of the hollow fiber membranes, a holding member... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090236281 - System and method for treating produced water: Systems and methods have been developed for treating the waste water contaminated with methanol and boron in addition to other contaminants. The systems and methods allow specifically for the removal of the methanol and boron without the addition of significant chemicals to raise the pH. The water is treated by... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090236282 - Methods for biological purification of waste: A method for purifying a waste environment includes treating a portion of the waste environment to inactivate or diminish native microorganisms, adding augmenting microorganisms to the treated waste environment, simultaneously growing and acclimating a microbiological culture and discharging the microbiological culture to the waste environment. The method provides improved biological... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090236283 - Method of denitrifying wastewater: Disclosed is a method of denitrifying a solution including introducing into the solution an amount of a carbon source within a duration and at a frequency so that indigenous heterotrophic bacteria deplete dissolved oxygen in the solution and obtain oxygen from nitrate in the solution. Related apparatuses and compounds also... Agent: Emerging Strategies, LLP

20090236284 - Removal of substances in dialysis solutions and dialysis components by ion exchange adsorption: Methods for removing substances from dialysis solutions and dialysis components using ion exchange adsorption are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method for removing a substance from a dialysis solution. The method comprises providing a dialysis solution and passing the dialysis solution through an ion exchange... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090236285 - Ethanol separation by a mixed matrix membrane: A mixed matrix membrane including at least one layer of a porous carbon-based structure and a plurality of silicalite crystals dispersed on a surface of the porous carbon-based structure and/or within the porous carbon-based structure. The membrane is suitable for use in processes involving the separation of ethanol from ethanol-containing... Agent: Mark E. Fejer Gas Technology Institute

20090236286 - Method, apparatus, and processes for producing potable water utilizing reverse osmosis at ocean depth in combination with shipboard moisture dehumidification: Devices and methods for producing purified water. The device includes a reverse osmosis subsystem, a dehumidification subsystem and a purified water storage tank fluidly coupled to the subsystems such that purified water produced by each can be locally stored. A vehicular platform, such as a ship, can be used to... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20090236287 - Water polishing process: The invention provides a process for separating a solution from magnetic resin portions, particles and/or fines by passing a solution containing the resin portions, particles and/or fines through a bed of particulate magnetic material.... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090236288 - Method for separating multivalent metal ions: A method and apparatus are described for removing iron cations and/or zinc cations from an autodeposition coating bath by passing a limited number of bed volumes through a column containing a gel type SAC IEX resin when iron cations are to be removed and passing a substantially larger number of... Agent: Henkel Corporation

20090236289 - Methods for purging absorptive materials used in the removal of contaminates from an aqueous medium: Methods, systems and apparatus are provided for purging an adsorptive material of entrapped particulates. Methods, systems and apparatus rely upon a reverse loop for reversing the flow of medium within an adsorption material, allowing particulates caught within the adsorption material to be preferentially moved through and out of the adsorption... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090236290 - Water treatment device comprising a reactor and means for injecting a reagent into the reactor mounted on mobile supporting means: The invention concerns a water treatment device comprising a reactor (1) and means for injecting (2) at least one reagent into said reactor, characterized in that it comprises means for supporting said injection means mobile relative to said reactor (1) between an active position whereby the injecting means (2) are... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090236291 - Apparatus and method for fractionating liquids charged with particles: Provided is a device and a method for fractionating particle-containing liquids. The device comprises at least one separation apparatus and at least one collection apparatus. The collection apparatus has at least two containers and the outlet of the at least one separation apparatus opens into a distribution system that has... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090236292 - Wastewater treatment system and method of wastewater treatment: A wastewater treatment system 20 including carbon dioxide gas injection means 3 for injecting a carbon dioxide gas into wastewater which takes place during silicon processing to obtain raw wastewater to be treated; a wastewater tank 2; a filter membrane 11 through which the raw wastewater is filtered; a liquid... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090236293 - Drain grate system and methods: A drain grate system can be installed in a curbside or storm drain to block the passage of debris while allowing liquid to flow into the drain. The drain grate system can open in response to a high flow rate to allow liquid and debris to flow into the drain.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090236294 - Method and apparatus for treating fluids: The invention includes an apparatus for treating a fluid to destroy, remove, or reduce undesirable agents, such as microorganisms, particles, or ions, contained in the fluid and/or to inhibit the formation of scale. The apparatus can include an open fluid directional means or conduit. The preferred open fluid directional means... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090236295 - Immersion filter unit for wastewater treatment and production of drinking water: A filter unit includes at least one ceramic filter and at least one mounting that liquid-tightly secures the filter in the mounting in such a way that a filtrate outflow via an interior portion of the filter through the mounting is provided, the filter being secured in the mounting by... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20090236296 - Centrifuge device for the prevention of cross-contamination: The invention relates to an improved centrifuge device for preventing cross-contamination. Said centrifuge device comprises a drive shaft that is provided with a rotational shaft, a drum which is connected to the rotational shaft and encompasses a drum bucket and a drum bottom, a filter which is located inside the... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20090236297 - Plasma concentrator device: A plasma concentrator having a concentrator chamber, concentrator gel beads, a filter, and an agitator. The agitator end is positioned in the concentrator chamber and supported for rotation about its central axis and for reciprocal movement along its central axis. A filter is selected to block effective flow of plasma... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090236298 - Filter system with gas agitation: A wastewater filter assembly comprising a filter having an influent side and an effluent side, a backwash system adapted to control flow of backwash fluid from the effluent side to the influent side, and an agitation system adapted to control the flow of an agitating fluid (e.g., air) from the... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090230033 - System for continuous optimization of wastewater treatment: A system for controlling the injection of wastewater treatment chemicals into a wastewater treatment stream includes a holding tank for collecting and holding wastewater being treated, a camera positioned for making images of the wastewater in the holding tank, means for automatically making the images of the wastewater in the... Agent: Leigh P. Gregory

20090230032 - Treatment device for cooling and magnetically treating liquid within a container and associated methods: A treatment device for magnetically treating liquid in a liquid container includes a container holder to receive the liquid container. An active cooling unit is associated with the container holder to cool the liquid within the liquid container. At least one magnet associated with the container holder to generate a... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20090230034 - Filter cartridge: A filter cartridge includes a fuse element (500) that closes an exit door (502) when an inlet-outlet pressure differential rises to a range corresponding to a clogged filter media. The fuse element (500) comprises a plastic poppet (540) that remains staged on a podium (520) during normal operation. An increase... Agent: Don W. Bulson (park) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090230035 - Advanced in-home water treatment system: A method and apparatus are provided for an advanced water treatment system that includes filtration, physical conditioning, and ultraviolet disinfection elements in a single unit. A control valve controls flow through the system in filtering, backwashing, cleaning, and rinsing modes of operation.... Agent: Christopher R. Schulz Cdm Inc.

20090230036 - Method for the air bubble-free filing of the blood-containing end of a hemodialyzer with a physiological electrolyte solution: The invention relates to a method for the air-free filling of the blood side of a hemodialysis apparatus with a physiological electrolyte solution and for the venting of the blood side of a hemodialysis apparatus during operation. In accordance with the invention, the blood-removing line system, including a chamber arranged... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090230037 - Apparatus for aerobic biological cleaning of waste water: An apparatus for aerobic biological treatment of waste water and the like includes a tank configured to retain waste water therein, and a wheel rotatably mounted in the tank. The wheel includes a plurality of chambers arranged in axial succession about the circumference of the wheel. The chambers include openings... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090230038 - Apparatus for producing photocatalytic reaction water: The present invention provides an apparatus for producing photocatalytic reaction water through a photocatalytic reaction, which can produce water containing a satisfactory amount of active oxygen species, can eliminate microorganisms, parasites or protozoa, shows high oxidizing ability for a prolonged period of time, can reduce the power requirements, is small... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090230039 - Electrostatic desalination and water purification: An apparatus, system and method for desalination and purification of water where fresh water is extracted from salt water, leaving behind the higher salinity salt water. Salt water is bubbled, aerated, sprayed, or otherwise agitated to cause breaking bubbles along the surface of the salt water. An electric field is... Agent: Robert D. Gunderman, Jr. Patent Technologies, LLC

20090230040 - Apparatus and process for biological wastewater treatment: A self-sustaining wastewater treatment facility abates greenhouse gas abatement, captures CO2 and produces biomass to address multiple critical environmental needs. The facility includes an array of rotating media wheels that create an optimum ordered mixing of algae for sustained growth. Biomass harvested from the rotating media wheels may be provided... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20090230041 - Integrated water treatment apparatus and methods for natural water improvement: A water treatment apparatus includes a float configured to float on the surface of a water body, a first fluid channel coupled to the float and configured to circulate contaminated water in the water body, and a second fluid channel coupled to the float and configured to filter contaminated water... Agent: Xin Wen

20090230042 - Underwater filtration operator: An underwater filtration system or operator which can be floated on and suspended in a river, lake, pond or other water body to filter water from the water body. The underwater filtration operator may be electrically charged with simultaneous introduction of continuous forced air to remove impurities from the water... Agent: John M. Harrison

20090230043 - Fluid processing apparatus: A machine 1 is provided with a slot 2 to releasably receive and retain a cartridge 4 in which dialysis is effected. The machine 1 is configured for supplying to the cartridge 4, at a controlled temperature and rate, sterile water for use in haemodialysis and is operable to maintain,... Agent: Michael Piontek Pyle & Piontek

20090230044 - Microfluid chip cleaning: A method of cleaning a microfluidic chip (101) comprising at least one microstructure (105, 106) containing a material (111), wherein the method comprises removing the material (111) from the at least one microstructure (105, 106) so as to at least partly empty the at least one microstructure (105, 106).... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090230045 - Column and cartridge column using the same: A column (10) of the present invention includes a tube and at least one columnar separation member (12) disposed inside the tube. The separation member (12) is a vitreous porous body, and the tube is an elastomer tube (11). A cartridge column (30) of the present invention includes the column... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090230046 - Aircraft filter device with a member for keying and driving the cartridge: The invention relates to an aircraft filter device comprising a hydraulic block adapted to receive removably a filter (2) comprising a vessel (3) receiving a cartridge (4), wherein the vessel is fitted internally with a pin (6) of elastically deformable material comprising firstly a key (8) that extends towards the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090230047 - Cartridge filter for aircraft: The invention relates to a filter device comprising a hydraulic block (1) receiving a removable filter (2) that is screwed into a first internal thread (8) of the hydraulic block. The hydraulic block receives a retaining member (101) suitable for retaining the filter axially when the filter is screwed to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090230048 - Fuel filter: The present invention relates to a fuel filter (1) for a fuel supply system of an internal combustion engine, in particular in a motor vehicle, comprising a filter housing (2) and a filter element (3). The filter housing (2) has an untreated-side inlet (4), a treated-side outlet (5) and an... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090230049 - Oil filter device: The present invention provides a suction oil filter device for an engine or a transmission that has an oil inlet and an oil outlet on the filter housing, a suction oil pump connectable to the oil outlet, using which a partial vacuum may be generated between oil inlet and oil... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090230050 - Filter assembly sump liner: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a sump liner for use with a fluid filter assembly in an appliance. The sump liner includes an open end configured to be coupled to the housing and a closed end opposite from the open end. The sump liner includes a body between the open... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20090230051 - Filter cartridge: A filter cartridge (400) with a first end cap (420) comprising a rigid adaptor ring (430) and a seal structure (480). The adaptor ring (430) includes a shelf (440) on which the first axial edge (413) of filtering media (410) sits and a clip (450) situated radially and axially outward... Agent: Don W. Bulson (park) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090230052 - Hydrogen sulfide filter: A filter material for a filter system and method of filtering a fluid are disclosed. The filter system may include a filter material capable of capturing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from a fluid, where the filter material is disposed between a first and second filter media.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090230053 - Membrane post treatment: Hydrophilic porous polymeric membranes with high permeabilities, and processes for the preparation thereof are disclosed. Membranes may be prepared by including a preferably hydrophilic cross-linkable component such as PVP (either by inclusion into the polymer dope prior to casting, or coating or quenching cast membranes); and treating the polymeric microfiltration... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090230054 - Contaminant removal system and method for a body of water: Pollutants, such as heavy metals, phosphorus, and pathogenic organisms, are removed from water by adding a chemical coagulant to water within an enclosure. With mixing, coagulation and flocculation occur, and a floc containing the pollutant settles to the enclosure bottom; so the treated water above the floc is free from... Agent: Jacqueline E. Hartt, Ph. D. Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.

20090230055 - Controlling wastewater treatment processes: Methods and apparatus for continuing, automated control of wastewater treatment processes. In certain preferred embodiments, method and apparatus for control of aeration in suspended growth biological treatment processes, especially in activated sludge processes.... Agent: Robert R. Priddy Law Office Of Robert Priddy

20090230056 - Method of treating wastewater and wastewater treatment apparatus: A method of treating a wastewater, containing the steps of: filtering a wastewater supplied into an activated sludge tank and biologically-treated therein, in a membrane module installed outside the activated sludge tank; chemical-cleaning the membrane module with a membrane-cleaning agent while the membrane module is disconnected from the activated sludge... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090230057 - Tertiary system and process for treating a liquid effluent from an onsite domestic secondary treatment unit: Described are a tertiary disinfection system and process for treating a liquid effluent from a domestic secondary treatment unit. The liquid effluent has pathogenic micro-organisms, remaining suspended solids and dissolved organic pollutants. The system has an inlet, a subterranean initial treatment zone filled with a filtering material for removing some... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090230058 - Control of bubble formation in extracorporeal circulation: The invention relates to control of bubble formation in a fluid during extracorporeal circulation. A fluid supply means (111a) is configured to supply fluid to the extracorporeal circuit (111a, 111b, 113, 114, 115, 116), a flow control means (113) is connectable to the extracorporeal circuit and configured to control the... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20090230059 - Enhanced water treatment for reclamation of waste fluids and increased efficiency treatment of potable waters: Disclosed is a process for reclamation of waste fluids. A conditioning container is employed for receipt of waste material on a continuous flow for treatment within the container by immersible transducers producing ultrasonic acoustic waves in combination with a high level of injected ozone. The treated material exhibits superior separation... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090230060 - Piston position detection for preparative chromatography column: In an axial-flow cylindrical preparative chromatography column that utilizes a piston to close off the top of the resin space inside the column and thereby eliminate void spaces at the top of the resin, one or more proximity detectors are incorporated in the piston head to either generate a signal... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090230061 - Methods for treating water: Disclosed is a method of providing potable water that includes providing a filter, passing water through the filter, and removing bacteria and viruses from the water with the filter. The filter comprises a housing having an inlet and an outlet and a filter material disposed within the housing, the filter... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090230062 - Separation method: The invention provides a method for the separation of solids from a semi-solid viscous mass, the method comprising treating a solids-containing semi-solid viscous mass in an apparatus comprising a separating member incorporating a substantially flat solid surface and a supporting member, wherein the separating member is adapted to selectively impart... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090230063 - Standpipe with integrated regulator valve: An apparatus, system, and method for bypassing a fuel filter pressure regulation valve which includes a bypass window and bypass passage. The bypass passage window is positioned in the top of a standpipe of a filter. The filter includes a filter cartridge with top and bottom end plates. The top... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090223879 - Treatment device for magnetically treating liquid in a container and having an associated timer: A treatment device is for magnetically treating liquid in a liquid container. A container holder receives the liquid container. At least one permanent magnet is associated with the container holder to generate a magnetic field within the liquid in the liquid container. A treatment timer is associated with the container... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20090223880 - Dialyser: The invention relates to a dialyser with a measuring unit assigned thereto that transmits data to the dialyser via a wireless link, the measuring unit being able to determine and transmit to the dialyser at least one measurable variable which can also be determined by another measuring device that is... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090223881 - Reverse osmosis system with dual water intake: Disclosed is an improved multi-state reverse osmosis system with dual water inlets for improving filtration efficiency. More specifically, the system includes a pressure vessel with a series of semi permeable membranes. A seawater inlet is included at both a first end of the vessel and at an intermediate location. By... Agent: Gray Robinson Attn: Stefan V. Stein/IPDept.

20090223882 - Dual-train wastewater reclamation and treatment system: A wastewater treatment system for use on marine vessels or land-based applications where wastewater is separated into two separate sources as graywater and raw sewage (blackwater). For blackwater, the treatment system incorporates five general phases (or zones): (1) screening, (2) clarifying, (3) filtering, (4) advanced oxidation, and (5) sludge reducing.... Agent: Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.

20090223883 - Liquid dispensing end-piece and liquid packaging and dispensing assembly comprising such an end-piece: According to one aspect of the invention, it comprises a connection portion which is moulded over the support portions in order to fix them together and the support portions comprise an upper support portion, a lower support portion and an intermediate support portion which is arranged between the upper support... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090223884 - Leveling mechanism for floor drain: A floor drain includes a head having a top surface, a leveling member, and a frame having a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface of the frame is positioned adjacent the top surface of the head. The leveling member is positioned between the head and the bottom... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090223885 - Aquarium filter: An aquarium filter assembly is mounted to an aquarium tank and defines a water flow path therethrough from upstream to downstream from an inlet to an outlet. A replaceable filter element is mounted in a filter chamber.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090223886 - Water purification apparatus: The water purification apparatus includes a purification tank, which is disposed in water such as a lake, marsh, river or sea and has a structure such that at least the sidewall and the bottom thereof are closed to contain sewage. The apparatus further includes purification devices, which are provided inside... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090223887 - Water oxidization system: A system and method for oxidizing a feed material includes a reactor vessel that forms an enclosed chamber. The vessel includes a port for introducing the feed material into the chamber where it can be oxidized to create salts and particulates, together with a fluid effluent. After their creation, the... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20090223888 - Demountable filtering device: A demountable filtering device is mounted inside a food processor or coffee pot, and comprises a shell and a filter, wherein the filter is detachably mounted in the shell, and the filter has a handle for the user. The filter can be separated from the shell, so the filter can... Agent: Kening Li Pinsent Masons LLP

20090223889 - Oil filter assembly: An oil filter assembly (10) comprises a housing (12) that has a holding space for a filter element (20), which can be placed inside the housing and through which oil can radially flow, an oil inlet, an oil outlet, and a supporting tube (22), which supports the filter element. A... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090223890 - 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 optionally recycle water, to the lower part of an upflow reactor, containing mainly granular biomass thus producing biogas in the treatment passing the resulting... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090223891 - System, device and method for on-site wastewater processing: A modular wastewater clarification device that may be positioned external to a septic tank or, alternatively, installed internally within a septic tank chamber to produce sufficiently clean water for lawn and agricultural uses. The modular clarification device includes a filter having a smaller size than the pre-filter bridging between the... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090223892 - Use of nitrate salts for suppressing disturbing odours: Nitrate salts are used to suppress disturbing biologically produced odors.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090223893 - Method and device for desalting an analyte: The invention provides gel filtration columns for the purification of an analyte (e.g., a biological macromolecule, such as a peptide, protein or nucleic acid) from a sample solution, as well as methods for making and using such columns. The columns typically include a bed of gel filtration media positioned above... Agent: Phynexus, Inc.

20090223894 - Method for treatment of water containing hardly-degradable substance: A method for treating a hardly-decomposable-substance-containing water which including: (B) adding an adsorbent to water containing a hardly decomposable substance to cause the hardly decomposable substance to be adsorbed on the adsorbent (adsorption treatment step); (C) separating a permeated liquid through a filter membrane to concentrate the adsorbent which has... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090223895 - Method of cleaning membrane modules: A method of cleaning a membrane filtration module (6), the module (6) including at least one membrane (8) located in a feed-containing vessel (7), the membrane (8) having a permeable wall which is subjected to a filtration operation wherein feed containing contaminant matter is applied to one side of the... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP U0105

20090223896 - Water treatment by dendrimer-enhanced filtration: Described herein are compositions and methods useful for the purification of water using dendritic macromolecules. The process involves using dendritic macromolecules (dendrimers) to bind to contaminants, and a filtration step to produce water from which contaminants have been removed or modified. Examples of dendrimers that may be used in the... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP

20090223898 - Industrial silicon carbide filtration method: A method for use in industrial processes is disclosed for removing substances from a liquid, comprising passing said liquid through a filter bed comprised of silicon carbide particles of either a uniform particle size or decreasing particle sizes. The filter bed can be washed and regenerated by directing a regenerate... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090223897 - Method for the rejection of boron from seawater in a reverse osmosis system: Disclosed is an improved filtration system for rejecting boron from seawater. More specifically, the invention relates to a reverse osmosis (RO) system that effectively eliminates boron from seawater by increasing seawater pH prior to passage through the RO membrane. By increasing pH levels, boron removal is achieved while at the... Agent: Gray Robinson Attn: Stefan V. Stein/IPDept.

20090223899 - Macromolecular ketoaldehydes: Methods of producing macromolecular compositions and using same are provided. The method includes preparing a resin material; forming an acetyl group on the resin material; and oxidizing the acetyl group via a one-step reaction including reacting a sulfoxide and an acid with the acetyl group to form a ketoaldehyde group.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090223900 - Wastewater treatment apparatus and method: Bacterial contamination is removed from wastewater by a sterilizing process and apparatus (10). A wastewater piping circuit (26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34) interconnects a supply tank (12), three serial heat exchangers (16, 18, 20), and a storage tank (14). The circuit and storage tank are sanitized by flushing with... Agent: Eley Law Firm Co.

20090223901 - Dielectric barrier discharge lamp comprising an uv-b phosphor: This invention relates to a dielectric barrier Xe discharge lamp comprising an UV-B phosphor. The lamp consists of a gas-tight, discharge vessel with a gas filling containing Xe or a Xe/Ne mixture and is provided with a luminescent layer, which comprises at least one luminescent material emitting in the UV-B... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090223902 - Centralized liquid waste treatment system and method: An integrated system for treatment of inorganic liquid waste is disclosed that quickly and efficiently processes large quantity batches of such liquid waste by initially removing solids and sludge and subsequently processing the liquid waste to remove other materials so that the processed liquid waste can be recycled in a... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator

20090223903 - Methods and apparatuses for controlling conditions in water: The invention relates to the control of pH in water, preferably pool/spa water along with the control and/or removal of algal populations, by adding to the water a desired synergistic amount of a lanthanide-containing compound, a transition metal salt ions sufficient to bind with hydroxyl into a slightly soluble or... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090223904 - Device and method for purifying a liquid: A device for purifying a liquid in particular water is provided with an ozonating for treatment of said liquid with ozone and with a storage reservoir hydraulically connected to the ozonation unit. The device is provided with re-circulation means for re-circulating said treated liquid from said storage reservoir through a... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20090223905 - Filter and method of filtering a fluid: A filter comprising means defining a first chamber; means defining a second chamber; means defining a third chamber having an inlet port communicating with an outlet port of said second chamber, an outlet port communicable with a fluid line and a filter medium disposed therein between said inlet and outlet... Agent: Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20090223906 - Apparatus for cleaning stationary, permanent vertical cylindrical cartridges incorporating a float affixed to a central and linearly traversable backwash tube incorporating spray nozzles to induce rotation: A liquid filter with multiple vertical filter tubes covered with a permanent filter septum that can be backwashed through an inner backwash tube with radial nozzles that rotate the tube and advances it up by a float in the top clean compartment and descends with liquid pressure.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090218263 - Water filtration system: A filtration system for an aquarium is provided. The filtration system includes a gate chamber with a gate conduit positioned therein that transports unprocessed water from the aquarium. The gate chamber includes filtering media. The filtration system also includes a siphon chamber that is fluidly coupled to the gate chamber.... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20090218264 - Sewer system: In one aspect of the present invention, a system for the transportation of liquid and solid waste incorporated into a floor of a building has a generally horizontal pipe with a first and second end. A motor is disposed at the first end and an auger is disposed in and... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.

20090218265 - Instant reverse-flush aquarium and fish-pond filter: This self contained, add-on, self cleaning, instant reverse flush aquarium and/or fish-pond filter system is designed to capture all aquarium and/or pond solid detritus and to deposit them in the spaces between a heavy marbles-like filter substrate in such a way that these detritus can then be often and regularly... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090218266 - Water treatment and methods of use: The present invention describes a novel antimicrobial ion delivery system (IDS) article, methods of making the article, and its applications in water disinfection. The novel IDS entails a source of oligodynamic metal ions embedded in a matrix that allows for the release of metal ions in water at biocidals concentrations.... Agent: Reyad Sawfta Quartek Corp.

20090218267 - Separation column and liquid chromatograph: The present invention provides a separation column including a monolithic rod without a resin coating material. The separation column can prevent the monolithic rod from destroying, and a liquid can be delivered at a high pressure into the separation column. The separation column includes the monolithic rod (monolithic silica rod)... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090218268 - Filtration device: A filtration device is provided with a filter tank, filter media unit, and magnet. The filter media unit includes a filter media accommodation case and a large number of magnetic granular filter media. The magnet is movable between first and second positions. In the first position, a magnetic field is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090218269 - Oil filter: An oil filter arrangement, has a housing (12) with a receiving space (18) for a filter element (20) which can be inserted into the housing and through which oil can flow radially, with an oil inlet (34) and an oil outlet (32), and with a supporting tube (22) which is... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090218271 - Waste liquid collector: A waste liquid collector is detachably mounted on a device including a discharge unit discharging a waste liquid and stores the waste liquid discharged from the discharge unit when the waste liquid collector is mounted on the device. The waste liquid collector includes: a waste liquid absorbing member which absorbs... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090218270 - Waste liquid container and waste liquid discharging device: A waste liquid container that can be installed to a waste liquid discharging device main body. The waste liquid container includes an insertion hole into which a waste liquid discharging nozzle, which is included in the waste liquid discharging device main body, having a large diameter portion and a small... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090218272 - micro fluidic system and a method of attaching a membrane to a tube: A micro fluidic system comprising at least one tube (1), a membrane (3) and at least one fitting member (4). The fitting member (4) is positioned around the membrane (3) and an end part (2) of the tube(s) (1), thereby fitting the membrane (3) to the end part(s) (2). The... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090218273 - Filter fluid capture device: A method for managing fluids spilled from a filter. The Filter Fluid Capture Device slides onto a filter creating a fluid-tight seal that prevents fluids from leaking to the bottom of the filter. A reservoir created between the walls of the Filter Fluid Capture Device and the filter capture and... Agent: Troy Thomas Pummill

20090218274 - Hollow fiber membrane module: There is provided a hollow fiber membrane module (1) comprising: a membrane bundle (20) of a plurality of hollow fiber membranes (10); a cylindrical body (30) housing the membrane bundle (20); a fixing portion (40, 50) in which at least one end of the membrane bundle (20) is fixed to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090218275 - Membrane structure and method of making: A membrane structure is provided. The membrane structure includes a polymer layer having a plurality of pores; and a ceramic layer disposed on the polymer layer. The ceramic layer has a plurality of substantially unconnected pores. Each of the substantially unconnected pores is in fluid communication with at least one... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090218276 - Functionalized diamond particles and methods for preparing the same: A functionalized particle is disclosed. The functionalized particle may include a diamond-particle substrate and a coating comprising at least one polymeric compound on at least a surface portion of the diamond-particle substrate, the at least one polymeric compound having at least one amine group. Additionally, the at least one polymeric... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20090218277 - Separation apparatus and method: A separation apparatus and method are employed using a separation channel for rotation about an axis. Such channel includes radially spaced apart inner and outer side wall portions and an end wall portion. An inlet conveys fluid into the channel. A barrier is located in the channel intermediate of the... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20090218278 - Separator for multi-phase slug flow and method of designing same: A slug flow separator facilitates the separation of a mixture flow into component parts. The separator includes an upper-tier elongate conduit, a lower-tier elongate conduit and a plurality of spaced apart connectors. Each of the upper and lower-tier elongate conduits has an outlet and at least one of the upper... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090218279 - Plant and method for generating biogas from biologically degradable material containing liquid and solid components, in particular waste products, and a biogas generation container for use in the plant: A plant for generating biogas from organic biodegradable material containing liquid and solid components, such as waste products, in particular liquid manure from agricultural enterprises, comprises a biogas generation container (9) having a feed for the degradable material and a biogas collection zone (6) having a biogas outlet, and a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090218280 - Wastewater treatment method and system: A method for treating wastewater is disclosed. In step a), a predetermined volume of the wastewater is mixed in a first receptacle with a predetermined volume of sludge-containing returned denitrified mixed liquor under anaerobic conditions for a predetermined time period to produce an anaerobically mix rich in released phosphates. In... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090218281 - Water treating method and arrangement integrating a fixed-bacteria biological treatment and flocculation-decantation: The inventive water treating method and arrangement successively combine at least one step consisting in biological treating at least one part of pollution contained in said waters by a fixed biomass, wherein a bio-cleaned flow logically obtainable at the and of said step, prior to the entry thereof to a... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090218282 - Dual-train wastewater reclamation and treatment system: A wastewater treatment system for use on marine vessels or land-based applications where wastewater is separated into two separate sources as graywater and raw sewage (blackwater). For blackwater, the treatment system incorporates five general phases (or zones): (1) screening, (2) clarifying, (3) filtering, (4) advanced oxidation, and (5) sludge reducing.... Agent: Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.

20090218283 - Dialysis cell and tray for dialysis cells: A dialysis cell is provided for the measurement of free thyroxine. The dialysis cell preferably includes a polyhedral housing including a top, a bottom and four sides. The dialysis cell is made up of a buffer portion and serum portion. The buffer portion includes a cavity and the serum portion... Agent: Russo & Duckworth, LLP

20090218285 - Controls of a filtration system: A control device for a filtration unit for filtering a fluid, the control device comprising an integrity test unit for performing an integrity test for checking the functional integrity of the filtration unit, and a reaction unit for determining a reaction based on a result of the integrity test.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090218284 - Method of starting up a filteration plant designed to be able to start up correspondingly: There is described a method for the starting up of a filtration plant for the filtration of a process liquid, after cleaning of the filtration plant, and a filtration plant which is arranged to be able to started up in accordance with this method, where a secondary liquid supply unit... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090218286 - Device for chromatographic separations: A device is provided for chromatographic separations comprising a manifold comprising a plurality of connectors for connecting to one or more chromatographic separation columns and/or feed or extraction tubing. At least one central duct is formed between at least two connectors forming an inlet and an outlet respectively. The central... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090218287 - Solid phase extraction apparatuses and methods: Embodiments of the present invention relate to solid phase extraction (“SPE”) apparatuses that include a sintered polycrystalline diamond (“PCD”) stationary phase and methods of performing SPE using a sintered PCD stationary phase. In one embodiment, an SPE cartridge includes a housing that comprises a proximal first end including a housing... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20090218288 - Method and composition for removing uremic toxins in dialysis processes: Methods and devices for providing dialysis treatment are provided. The device includes a resin bed including zirconium phosphate, zirconium oxide, and urease.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090218289 - Radionuclide resins: The present application relates to a process for the adsorption of radionuclides from waters or aqueous solutions such as arise in nuclear plants, by contacting the water to be treated or the aqueous solutions with monodisperse, macroporous ion exchangers.... Agent: Lanxess Corporation

20090218290 - Macromolecular ketoaldehydes: Methods of producing macromolecular compositions and using same are provided. The method includes preparing a resin material; forming an acetyl group on the resin material; and oxidizing the acetyl group via a one-step reaction including reacting a sulfoxide and an acid with the acetyl group to form a ketoaldehyde group.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090218291 - Methods for treating water: Disclosed is a method of providing potable water that includes providing a filter, passing water through the filter, and removing bacteria and viruses from the water with the filter. The filter comprises a housing having an inlet and an outlet and a filter material disposed within the housing, the filter... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090218292 - Methods of treating water: Disclosed is a method of providing portable water that includes providing a filter, passing water through the filter, and removing bacteria and viruses from the water with the filter. The filter comprises a housing having an inlet and an outlet and a filter material disposed within the housing, the filter... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090218293 - Pressurised water releasing nozzle for generating microbubbles in a flotation plant: The inventive nozzle comprises a first releasing stage (1) for producing a pre-release by absorbing from 5 to 20% of available pressure, a second releasing stage (2) wherein a substantial release is carried out and the pressurised water passes from a saturation pressure to an output nozzle pressure, an intermediate... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090218294 - Methods for recovering organic-inorganic element-doped metal oxides from hydrolysable metal compounds associated with contaminated water treatment: The present invention relates to a method for recovering an organic-inorganic element-doped metal oxide from a hydrolysable metal compound, accompanied with contaminated water treatment. The present invention comprises steps of: a) adding a hydrolysable metal compound as a coagulant to a contaminated water to form a separable floc between the... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090218295 - Filter with flow surge protection: Fluid flow surge protection is provided for a filter by increasing upstream plenum fluid volume. In one embodiment, an accumulator or transfer mechanism transfers or trades downstream plenum fluid volume to or for upstream plenum fluid volume.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090218296 - Control system: An interactive sanitizer controller/display pad and method for controlling and selecting a dispensing rate in a sanitizer dispensing system based on the time the system is in a periodic dispensing mode and for indicating when a sanitizing dispenser needs replacement.... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20090218297 - Water intake system filter: A method and apparatus for a marine vessel water intake filtering system is described. The apparatus includes a filtering device adapted to couple to the marine vessel over a water intake port in the hull of the vessel. The filtering device lowers the flow velocity of the water on the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090218299 - Inverted aerated immersed screen, screen assembly and operating process: A static screen used upstream of a membrane assembly within a water treatment system has a screening surface with a number of openings distributed over its area. Liquid flows through the screening surface to reach the membrane assembly. Various shapes of screening surfaces are described including three-dimensional bodies with openings... Agent: Bereskin & Parr (mississauga) / Ge

20090218298 - Strainer assembly: A strainer system comprises a strainer housing having an inlet for raw fluid and an outlet for strained fluid; a generally cylindrical strainer basket having a strainer screen and disposed within the housing, the external surface of the strainer screen being in flow communication with the raw fluid inlet and... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20090218300 - Gravitational separation device for water treatment: A gravitational separation device for purifying water includes a basin for receiving and holding the water. The basin includes an internal wall. At least one supply channel is provided to the periphery of the basin for providing water to the basin. A plurality of openings is provided in a bottom... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

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