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11/26/2009 > 19 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20090288998 - Water separating fuel filter with limited removal capability for a water detecting sensor: A water separating fuel filter is provided with a sensor at its bottom portion which is not removable in a direction away from the housing structure of the filter mechanism. In other words, if the sensor is removable at all, it must be removed in a direction which requires the... Agent: William D. Lanyi

20090288999 - Water level control device for reverse osmosis water purifying system: A reverse osmosis water purifying system includes a base with a support platform on which a water container is put and a purifying unit is received in the base so as to provide purified water into the water tank. A water level control device has a magnetic float unit connected... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090289000 - Water purification filter assembly: Disclosed herein is a filter assembly for water purifiers. The filter assembly includes a head having an inlet duct, a control valve, and an outlet duct. A circular cap is provided on the lower portion of the head, and has cylindrical space. A filter cap is mounted to the circular... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090289001 - Filtering unit for an aquarium: A filtering unit (1) for an aquarium is described, said filtering unit (1) comprising a closed casing (2), which is to be immersed in a liquid, inlet means (3), a liquid path (4) passing through filters (8), outlet means (5, 15-18), an electric pump assembly (6) for forcing liquid to... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090289002 - Combined degassing and floatation tank: A combined degassing and flotation tank for separation of a water influent containing considerable amounts of oil and gas. A rotational flow is created in the tank which forces the lighter components such as oil and gas droplets towards an inner concentric cylindrical wall where they coalesce and rise to... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090289003 - Water treatment apparatus with easy filter replacement construction: A water treatment apparatus includes a frame and a plurality of connecting accessories, manifolds and filter cartridges. Each of the connecting accessories includes a seat ring fixed on the frame and a communicating pipe coaxially received in the seat ring. The seat rings together with the communicating pipes are spaced... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090289004 - Vibratory apparatus for separating liquid from liquid-laden solid material: A vibratory apparatus for separating a liquid from a liquid-laden solid material includes a trough having a base, a deck attached to the trough, and a vibratory drive attached to the trough. The deck includes a plurality of support members extending longitudinally along the trough, each support member having a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090289005 - Fuel filter assembly: A fuel filter assembly includes a housing connected between a fuel tank and a high-pressure pump supplying fuel to a common rail injecting the fuel pumped from the fuel tank to an engine through a pipeline; a filter incorporated in the housing to filter impurities in the fuel pumped from... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20090289006 - Filter unit: A filter unit (3) includes a housing (161), a housing (162), a filter member (164), and a packing (165A). The housings (161) and (162) are joined to each other liquid-tightly. The filter member (164) and the packing (165A) are disposed so as to be sandwiched between the housing (161) and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090289007 - Method for the treatment of waste water from florfenicol production: A method for the treatment of waste water from florfenicol production is provided, which mainly comprises the steps as follows: adding iron chips or steel slag to waste water from a copper salt workshop, regulating the pH value, filtering, then adding limestone, lime or Ca(OH)2 and having a solid-liquid separation;... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090289008 - Liquid treatment apparatus: The invention provides a liquid treatment apparatus such as a reverse osmosis apparatus wherein a portion of an inlet liquid permeates through a filter or a membrane e.g. to provide freshwater from saltwater. The apparatus comprises a pump which provides the necessary pressure of the liquid to drive the permeation... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090289009 - 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

20090289010 - Device and a method for capturing odor-and/or taste-generating substances present in the water flowing in a network: c

20090289011 - Mobile water purification system and method: An improved water purification system and method for converting contaminated water into potable water in an inexpensive and reliable manner that includes several active and passive purification components contained within a housing. The passive components may include, for example, a macro filtration unit for filtering debris; a pre-depth mixed bed... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090289012 - System and method for recycling using nanoceramics: Systems and methods are disclosed that promote the remediation of contaminated materials that are produced during industrial processes. These systems and methods include heating a material, transferring heat from the material to an industrial process. During this transfer, contaminants may be introduced into the material. These methods may remove the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090289013 - Method for determining the filterability of jet fuel containing additive(s) and conditions for the delivery of acceptable water content fuel: It has been discovered that jet fuel containing enhanced thermal stability additives and water can be delivered with a final water content of 15 ppm or less via existing jet fuel distribution system by controlling the fuel flow rate through the fuel delivery system comprising one or more filter coalescers... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20090289014 - Blood separating device: A device for separating components of a composition according to density. The device includes a rotatable chamber and a plurality of buoys. The rotatable chamber has an axis of rotation. The plurality of buoys are positioned within the rotatable chamber and about the axis of rotation. The buoys are radially... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090289015 - Back-surface mirrors for ultraviolet liquid disinfection systems: According to embodiments of the invention, ultraviolet-based liquid disinfection systems with back-surface mirrors for enhancing the performance are provided. The disinfection system may include, for example, metallic mirrors deposited externally over areas of a UV-transparent liquid conduit to redirect light rays back into the conduit... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090289016 - Reducing water purification material, method for producing reducing water purification material, method for treating wastewater, and wastewater treatment apparatus: A reducing water purification material having a reducing iron-based precipitate selected from green rust, iron ferrite, reducing iron hydroxide, and a mixture thereof. A wastewater treatment process having steps of adding a reducing iron compound to wastewater, leading the wastewater to which the reducing iron compound is added to a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

11/19/2009 > 19 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20090283457 - Waste water management system and method: A system and method for increasing overall efficiency of a waste water system and increasing working efficiency of individual pump stations by implementing an overflow management system. The individual pump station facilitates delaying a discharge of fluid and stores waste water when a down stream pump station has reached a... Agent: Peter K. Johnson Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

20090283458 - Regeneration tank for water softeners: A regeneration tank for water softeners which includes a flow rate control unit to control the pressure in the regeneration tank, and a coupling member to protect a connection part between the regeneration tank and a water softener. The regeneration tank includes a hollow casing, which has an open inlet... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20090283459 - Device for the collection of undersea freshwater resurgences: Device for the collection of undersea freshwater resurgences enabling freshwater to be recovered from springs flowing below sea level and derived in particular from karst networks, characterized by a hermetic wall that isolates the resurgences 2, which hermetic wall is anchored to the sea bottom 5 and reaching up to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090283460 - Dual stage ultrafilter devices in the form of portable filter devices, shower devices, and hydration packs: The present invention is directed to an alternative compact portable filtration device that can be used in remote locations and includes a single filtration cartridge that provides redundant filtration of the fluid (water). In particular, the device is a dual stage ultrafilter cartridge (apparatus) that is constructed and designed to... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090283461 - Apparatus for filtering fluids: There is provided an apparatus (1) for filtering fluids comprising channelling means (2), a main body (3) connected to the channelling means (2) and defining internally a housing cavity (4) provided with an access mouth (5), and at least one filter element or device (6) housed in the housing cavity... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090283462 - Filter assembly for frying oil or other liquids and an associated valve assembly: A filter assembly is provided. Embodiments of the filter assembly allow for the continuous filtering of the frying oil, while the fryer is on-line. The filter assembly may include a dirty chamber, a clean chamber, a pump configured to suck the frying oil through the chambers, and a toggle clamp... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090283463 - Strainer with omega type screen: A strainer is developed for mounting in a fluid system or a pipeline to filter the foreign objects remained in the fluid, thereby preventing malfunctioned operation, default and occlusion of the fluid machinery and the pipeline due to floating and drifting solids, and which includes an inlet and an outlet... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20090283464 - Water feed device: There is disclosed a water feed device capable of adding mineral components to for-treatment water in accordance with user's request to feed a variety of water including the mineral components from soft water to hard water. Furthermore, there is disclosed a water feed device capable of selecting a treatment function... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090283465 - Filtration unit: A filtration unit (A) is immersed in raw water (W) that is held inside a reservoir tank, and includes a membrane module (5) that filters the introduced raw water (W). This filtration unit (A) includes a casing (3) which is in the shape of a box having a bottom and... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090283466 - Controlled release of additives in fluid systems: A container (1) for releasing a chemical additive (7) in a fluid material selected from a lubricant or hydraulic fluid composition comprises a fluid material-impermeable casing (3) having a hollow interior and an additive composition (7) comprising at least one fluid material-soluble additive. The additive (7) is held within the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090283467 - Tank: A tank is proposed for appliances which use water, in particular domestic appliances or appliances for preparation of foodstuffs and/or drinks, such as automatic drinks machines, in particular automatic coffee machines, drinking water dispensers, cooking and baking appliances, steam appliances, in particular steam irons, steam cleaners, high-pressure cleaners, air cleaners... Agent: William D. Breneman Breneman & Georges

20090283468 - Pleated filter cartridge: [Means for Solving Problems] There is provided a filter cartridge accommodating a filter material composed of a pleated porous membrane, a pleated nonwoven net disposed on the upstream side of the membrane and a pleated woven net disposed on the downstream side of the membrane, these joined together at edge... Agent: Entegris, Inc.

20090283470 - Plasma separation membrane: A process for manufacturing of an asymmetric hollow fibre membrane, comprising the steps of extruding a polymer solution through the outer ring slit of a hollow fibre spinning nozzle, simultaneously extruding a centre fluid through the inner bore of the hollow fibre spinning nozzle, into a precipitation bath, whereby the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090283469 - Polyvinylidene fluoride hollow yarn type microporous film and process for production of the same: Means for Solving Problems: An anisotropic polyvinylidene fluoride hollow fiber microporous membrane characterized in that the porosity of the cross-sectional bulk layer is higher than the membrane surface porosity of the outer layer and that in the cross section of the membrane, the dense microstructure of the outer surface changes... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090283471 - Apparatus and method for treating organic-containing wastewater: In treating organic-containing wastewater by a biological treatment in a stage prior to a advanced treatment such as membrane separation or the like, the amount of the biological metabolites produced in the biological treatment step is reduced to reduce the amount of the organic substances flowing into the advanced treatment... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090283472 - Wastewater treatment apparatus: A wastewater treatment apparatus having a fixed film media apparatus having insertable high surface area polymer cartridges providing growth surfaces for autotrophic or heterotrophic bacteria and a protective shielding surface which isolates the biofilm from turbulence within the wastewater treatment system. A method of placement of said media apparatus within... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090283473 - Plant materials extraction method: A process for preparing plant extracts is provided. Plant materials, including tropolones, lignins and polar molecules, are mixed with a liquid polar solvent to form an extraction mixture, which is maintained under extraction conditions effective to extract lignins, polar molecules and at least 50% of the tropolones into the polar... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090283474 - Device and a method for separating a suspension: A method of extracting a liquid phase from a suspension, the method comprising injecting said suspension into such a device at a flow rate suitable for causing at least one recirculation vortex to be formed, and extracting a fraction of said suspension that is enriched in liquid as a result... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090283475 - Carbon nanotube mediated membrane extraction: The present disclosure provides an improved membrane or substrate having carbon nanotubes introduced and/or immobilized therein, and an improved method for introducing and/or immobilizing carbon nanotubes in membranes or substrates. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for improved systems and methods for fabricating membranes or substrates having carbon nanotubes immobilized... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20090283476 - Transparent and flame retardant polysulfone compositions: A polysulfone having a first polyphenylene sulfone unit (i.e. PPSU unit) based on one biphenol group and one diphenyl sulfone group and a second sulfone unit (i.e. PSU-AF unit) based on one hexafluorobisphenol A group and one diphenylsulfone group. The polysulfone is transparent and has a total heat release and... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta

20090283477 - Apparatus and method for filtering liquid: A liquid is filtered with a microsieve. Use is made of a crossflow channel running along a supply surface of the microsieve, and of a drain connected to a drain surface of the microsieve. During a filtering phase, a pressure drop is maintained from a point in the crossflow channel... Agent: Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP

20090283478 - Method and system for a regenerative particle trap structure loaded and unloaded with active materials by way of a flow stream: A method and system for treating a fluid by trapping particles of an active material suspended in a flow stream by way of a particle-trap structure so as to form a multi-layer filtering media to treat the fluid. The particle trap is fully regenerative configured so that the particles are... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090283479 - Method for forming a system for treatment of a flowing material: A system for treatment of one or more flowing materials includes a support bed (32) comprising a plurality of support elements (34). The support bed may have a void fraction of at least 45%. An active bed (36), such as a bed of catalytic elements, may be supported by the... Agent: Attn: Allan Fraser Saint-gobain Norpro.

20090283481 - Filter candle comprising an elongated mesh pack: A filter candle 100 as subject of the present invention comprises: an elongated mesh pack 200 for filtering a fluid, comprising an end fitting 206 securely fixed to a filter medium 205. Further, a hollow core tube 300 is provided having a fluid permeable wall 310, the core tube being... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090283480 - Porous material with a nonoporous coating: f

20090283482 - Kitchen utensil: The present invention relates to a kitchen utensil 10 for separating and removing congealed fat 30 from cooked food 12 in a cooking vessel 14. The utensil comprises: a generally planar portion 16 shaped to correspond with a shape of a receptacle 18 of said cooking vessel and sized to... Agent: Meyer Corporation, U.s. Attn: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.

20090283483 - Method and a device for extracting a liquid phase from a suspension: A method of extracting a liquid phase from a suspension, the method comprising: injecting said suspension into a duct presenting a first section that is straight and a second section that is curved; and at the outlet from said curved section of the duct, extracting a liquid-enriched fraction of said... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

11/12/2009 > 19 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20090277819 - Treating unit for simultaneous removal of carbon and nitrogen from wastewater and treating apparatus having the same: The present invention provides a treating unit of activated sludge for wastewater treatment and a treating apparatus having the same. The treating unit is constructed by a cage-shaped supporting structure which defines an interior space for containing the microbial cell therein. The present invention provides a measure for simultaneous removal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090277820 - Gutter bugg: The objective of this invention is to filter storm water that drains into catch basins and drain inlets by trapping sediment and preventing sizeable objects from flowing into storm drain systems. The device can be made of durable material and with a removable inner filter it can cleaned and reused.... Agent: Naymond Sunkins

20090277821 - Pool cleaning vehicle having an advanced drain system: Disclosed herein is a pool cleaning an electric pool cleaning vehicle having a drive assembly and including an advanced system for draining water from the vehicle as the vehicle is removed from a pool of water. The vehicle includes a housing defining a body shell and the body shell having... Agent: PeninsulaIPGroup

20090277822 - Changeable continuous flow modular system for the treatment of water streams: A changeable continuous flow modular system for the treatment of water streams that makes it possible to treat any polluted water stream (CA) being submitted to an anaerobic process or not (0), through the implementation of an aerobic biological process (1) with aeration and oxidation of the water stream (CA)... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090277823 - Refrigeration device comprising a water filter: A refrigeration device comprising an internal water conduit that contains a mounting site for an exchangeable water filter and at least one valve situated downstream of said filter, for controlling the water flow through the conduit. A chemically inert particle filter can be fitted to the mounting site.... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090277824 - Method for reducing performance variability of multi-layer filters: Multi-layer membrane devices with reduced performance variability, and method of reducing performance variability of such devices. The variability is reduced by combining two or more membranes with similar pore sizes, and carefully selecting the upstream membrane based upon its performance rating, in order to control the performance of the overall... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20090277825 - Spiral membrane module: A spiral membrane module where membrane elements are easily connected to each other and the connection thereof is prevented from being loosened. The spiral membrane elements (20) are each formed in multiple layers by winding membranes and channel materials around a center tube (3) having holes and are received in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090277826 - Hollow fibre membrane module: A module has a housing and a tube-sheet. Hollow fiber membranes are potted in the tube-sheet with their ends open. Mechanical interference prevents excessive movement of the tube-sheet along the length of the housing. A gasket is placed in a groove between the tube-sheet and the housing, opening towards the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20090277827 - Liquids rebalancer: A liquid rebalancer for improving the taste of liquids using a sinusoidal helical coil made of three-strand copper wire.... Agent: Alice Galassi

20090277828 - Adsorbents for radioisotopes, preparation method thereof, and radioisotope generators using the same: Disclosed is a novel adsorbent for use in a 99Mo/99mTc generator, which is a medical diagnostic radioisotope generator, and in a 188W/188Re generator, which is a therapeutic radioisotope generator. The adsorbent composed of sulfated alumina or alumina-sulfated zirconia exhibits adsorption capacity superior to that of conventional adsorbents, and is stable... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090277829 - Method of ecological restoration of water bodies containing excess nutrient: A method of ecological restoration of water bodies containing excess nutrient includes steps of: (a) taming a kind of plankton to be able to eat blue algae as an algae eating plankton, so as to digest blue algae in the water bodies, and (b) putting the algae eating plankton in... Agent: Zhen Zheng Lu

20090277830 - Septage treatment system and method of treating septage: The present invention generally includes a septage treatment system comprising: (a) a primary treatment process system comprising: (1) a receiving station adapted to receive septage from a vehicle and to pump the septage; (2) at least one equalization tanks adapted to receive septage from the receiving station; and (3) at... Agent: Roger A. Gilcrest

20090277831 - Microbial based chlorinated ethene destruction: A mixed culture of Dehalococcoides species is provided that has an ability to catalyze the complete dechlorination of polychlorinated ethenes such as PCE, TCE, cDCE, 1,1-DCE and vinyl chloride as well as halogenated ethanes such as 1,2-DCA and EDB. The mixed culture demonstrates the ability to achieve dechlorination even in... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC

20090277832 - Method for biological disposal of organic wastewater and biological disposal apparatus: A biological treatment method and device for organic wastewater, whereby the amount of minute organisms which reduce the amount of excess sludge and held within an activated sludge tank can be stabilized so that the treatment can be stabilized, are provided. Substrates for growing dispersed bacteria and/or dispersed bacteria are... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20090277833 - Tangential flow filtration system: A system, method and device are disclosed for bio-processing a feed stream providing a constant output by operating a continuous single-pass tangential-flow process. Embodiments are operated without large circulation pumps. Other embodiments use components which can be disposed after a single use. The system, method and device can also be... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090277834 - Resin contactor and containment system: The invention provides a method for contacting liquid with an ion exchange resin comprising introducing liquid into a process tank containing ion exchange resin at an inlet (2) and removing liquid that has been contacted with resin from the process tank at an outlet, the outlet being located above the... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090277835 - Method for reducing performance variability of multi-layer filters: Multi-layer membrane devices with reduced performance variability, and method of reducing performance variability of such devices. The variability is reduced by combining two or more membranes with similar pore sizes, and carefully selecting the upstream membrane based upon its performance rating, in order to control the performance of the overall... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20090277836 - Filter for oil-water separation and device for oil-water separation: The present invention provides a filter for oil-water separation comprising water-repellent resin fiber and inorganic fiber. Further, the present invention provides a device for oil-water separation and a method for oil-water separation, using the filter.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090277837 - Fluoropolymer coated membranes: The present invention discloses fluoropolymer coated membranes and methods for making and using these membranes. The fluoropolymer coated membranes described in the current invention are prepared by coating a porous asymmetric membrane layer with a thin layer of fluoropolymer coating. The porous asymmetric membrane layer comprises an asymmetric cellulosic membrane,... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20090277838 - Functionalized substrates with ion-exchange properties: The current invention provides compositions, which are useful as stationary phases for a variety of chromatographic applications, such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and solid-phase extraction (SPE). The compositions include a porous solid support (e.g., silica gels, silica monoliths or synthetic organic resins) having an exterior surface and pore... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

20090277839 - Porous composite particulate materials, methods of making and using same, and related apparatuses: In an embodiment, a porous composite particulate material includes a plurality of composite particles. Each composite particle includes an acid-base-resistant core particle at least partially surrounded by one or more layers of acid-base-resistant shell particles. The shell particles are adhered to the core particle by a polymeric layer. The shell... Agent: Workman Nydegger C/o US Synthetic Corp.

20090277840 - Process for treating animal husbandry effluent slurry by pre-treatment and electroflotation: Described is a process for treating an animal husbandry effluent slurry, such as hog manure, containing suspended solid particles. The process includes a) providing a liquid portion of the effluent, b) diluting the liquid to a Newtonian fluid, c) assuring the pH is under 10, d) adding to the fluid... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090277841 - Method for minimizing corrosion, scale, and water consumption in cooling tower systems: This invention is an improved process for operation of evaporative recirculating cooling systems. In addition to reducing the scaling and corrosive tendencies of the water, the method eliminates or reduces discharge from the system without creating any localized corrosive or scaling conditions as a result of the treatment process. The... Agent: Edward O. Yonter Patent And Licencing Department

20090277842 - Method for regenerating ionic exchange resins used for softening water and device for softening water: In a method for regenerating ionic exchange resins (3) used for softening water and a device for softening water, a flow of brine (S) is fed into a housing compartment (2) of the resins (3) at a determined velocity and subsequently a first flow of water alone is fed at... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090277843 - Polymer composite, water-treatment method using the same and manufacturing method of the same: A polymer composite is provided for a water treatment. The polymer composite with excellent workability is capable of adsorbing impurities in water, being rapidly separated from the water using magnetic forces. The polymer composite includes secondary aggregates. The secondary aggregates are formed of clumped particles, the particles being magnetic particles... Agent: Gregory Turocy Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090277844 - Mass/volume estimation of contamination, removal and/or in situ treatment using subsurface pressure waves: A remediation process that a employs improved quantitative method(s) of estimating of the volume and/or mass of contaminant in the subsurface, removal and or in situ degradation of the contamination using subsurface pulsing treatment (“SPT”) technology, and evaluation of the degree of remediation by re-applying the quantitative contaminant evaluation methods.... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP

20090277845 - Particle separating method: A particle separating method comprising the following steps is provided. A vibration chamber is vibrated by a vibrating element for changing a volume of the vibration chamber periodically, such that a suspension is pumped into the vibration chamber while the volume of the vibration chamber is increased and pumped out... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090277846 - Water supply thermocline detection and mixing process: A means for mixing drinking water stored in large storage tanks, preventing stratification of the water, detects incipient stratification of water along thermoclines, and, responsive to thermocline detection, generates large mixing bubbles toward the bottom of the tank, causing mixing of layers of water in the tank through turbulence created... Agent: Anthony Claiborne

20090277847 - Filter device: The present invention relates to a filtering device, facilitating the filtration of media to be cleaned, and also the cleaning of the filter material or filter elements in a filtering device. Said filtering device comprises at least one filter element arranged in a housing, with at least one filter material... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090277849 - Biological cleaning filter apparatus and system for aqua-culture: A filter apparatus may be provided. The filter apparatus may include a multi-port valve; a strainer coupled in flow communication to the multi-port valve, wherein the strainer may include a conical portion and an attachment portion extending away therefrom; a diffusing column coupled to the strainer and coupled in flow... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20090277848 - Water recycling apparatus and method: A water recycling tank 40 for a filtration system 10 including a filter 30 and pump 20, the tank: (a) in communication with the filter and the pump; (b) that has a substantial height difference between the upper internal space and the lower internal space of the tank whereby the... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20090277850 - Implantable fluid separation system: An implantable fluid separator having a housing holding a membrane which allows fluid to pass through. The fluid is drained from the housing and removed from the body.... Agent: Matthew Pasulka

20090277851 - Multiphase particulate separation vacuum: A vacuum system for wastewater removal and filtration, comprising: (1) at least one velocity reducing gravity separator, comprising: (a) a water input line; (b) a water velocity reduction mechanism at an end of the water input line; (c) a settling tank; and (d) a water output line; and (2) at... Agent: Gordon & Rees LLP

11/05/2009 > 19 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20090272678 - Prediction of rapid symptomatic blood pressure decrease: The invention relates to prediction of a rapid symptomatic drop in a subject's blood pressure, e.g. during a medical treatment or when operating an aircraft. To this aim, a pulse shape parameter (Pps) with respect to a peripheral body part (105) of the subject (P) is registered by means of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090272679 - Blood purification apparatus and blood purification circuit: The present invention provides a blood purification apparatus and a blood purification circuit, by which a circuit can be shared by different modes for performing respective continuous blood purification methods, a structure of the apparatus performing the continuous blood purification methods can be simplified, and CHF, CHD, CHDF, and ECUM... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090272680 - Centrifuge rotor: A rotor for a centrifuge (1), wherein the rotor is rotatably driven about a rotation axis and includes two parts, i.e., a central bearing part and a waste collecting part which is provided with a waste collecting area. The waste collecting part is separable from the bearing part for waste... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090272681 - Recycle water treatment system for car wash: The present invention relates to a recycle water treatment system for car wash comprising principally a flocculating sedimentation tank, a flotation tank, a tank of aerobic biofilter, a secondary sedimentation tank and a storage tank that are connected in sequence, wherein a flocculent feeder is equipped at the top of... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090272682 - Filtered water enhancements: A system for enhancing water is described. The system includes a housing with an inlet and an outlet, source water at the inlet, which can flow through a filter component in the housing and thus become treated water, and at least one enhancement module that can dispense an enhancement into... Agent: The Clorox Company

20090272683 - Jet dispenser, filter fastening system, nozzle fastening system: The invention relates to a device (1) for the treatment of substance mixtures conveyed under high pressure, with a casing (3) surrounding a high-pressure space (2), with at least one sealing means (12) in order to seal off the high-pressure space (2) with respect to the surroundings, and with an... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus

20090272684 - Contained liquid membrane contactor and a method of manufacturing the same: A contained liquid membrane contactor includes a perforated center tube, first and second membrane mats each with a first and a second end both being open, four tube sheets affixing the membrane mats to the center tube, a shell sealed to the tube sheets, and two end caps. The first... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20090272685 - Wastewater screening device: A screening device for wastewater overflow weirs and the like includes a perforate screening member through which wastewater flows from a bottom to top sides thereof, with a frame and a plurality of screening rods arranged in a laterally spaced apart, mutually parallel relationship. The opposite ends of the screening... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090272686 - Blood purifier: the water permeability of the blood purifier found at a point of time when 10 minutes has passed since the priming treatment of the blood purifier is 90% or more of the water permeability of the same found at a point of time when 24 hours has passed since the... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090272687 - Method of deep sewage treatment without sludge discharge and device therefor: A deeply sewage treating method and apparatus without sludge discharging is disclosed by means of the physical, chemical and biological methods. Proper sewage treating agent with powerful adsorbing capacity, organic matter decomposing and oxidizing capacity and settling capacity is selected based on the quantity of sewage and pollutant characteristic of... Agent: Taras P. Bemko C/o Hiroe & Associates

20090272688 - Bioreactor and method for the biological purification of water: The invention relates to a bioreactor (1) for the purification of waters, said reactor comprising a cross-sectionally essentially circular or elliptical tank section (2) provided with inlet means (5) for water to be purified and outlet means (6) for purified water. The tank holds thereinside carrier material (3) on which... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20090272689 - Liquid aeration apparatus and wastewater treatment method: A liquid aeration apparatus includes a vessel having sidewalls, a closed bottom end and, a liquid outlet being provided at or near the upper end. The sidewalls define a cross-sectional interior open area with a vertical depth. An air diffuser is positioned within the interior open area of the vessel.... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20090272690 - Method for the treatment of ammonia-containing waste water: A method for treating ammonium-containing waste water by means of a single sludge system in an SBR reactor, in which ammonium is converted to nitrite in a first reaction and ammonium and nitrite are converted into molecular nitrogen in a second reaction carried out in parallel, the oxygen concentration in... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20090272691 - Method of conditioning a mixed liquor containing nonionic polysaccharides and/or nonionic organic molecules: A method of conditioning a membrane biological reactor mixed liquor containing one or more nonionic polysaccharides and/or one or more organic molecules is disclosed.... Agent: Peter A. Dimattia Patent And Licensing Department

20090272692 - Thin film membranes with additives for forward and pressure retarded osmosis: A thin film composite or TFC membrane formed by interfacial polymerization of an organic and aqueous phase on a support membrane with nanoparticles in the discrimination layer and/or the support membrane, optimized by the selection of nanoparticles for membrane flux, hydrophilicity and to minimize thickness of the support membrane while... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP

20090272693 - Utilization of polysaccharides to eliminate anions of heavy metals from water: Water contaminated with anions of heavy metals, e.g., arsenic values, is purified by contacting same with a composition containing at least one polysaccharide, such as starches or vegetable gums.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090272694 - Apparatus and method for separation magnetic particles from a solution: A biological sample processing apparatus and method of use thereof. The biological sample processing apparatus includes a rod-shaped magnet having a north pole, a south pole, a length and a width, and a plunger covering the magnet. The north pole and the south pole of the rod-shaped magnet are substantially... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090272695 - Desalination with production of brine fuel: The present invention involves a water-based vessel for the production of desalinated water and concentrated brine. The former is usable for drinking water in areas that lack sufficient potable water, while the latter may be used in part as fuel in electricity production. The invention additionally includes amphibious vehicles for... Agent: Benjamin Blumenthal

20090272696 - Filtration and drainage apparatuses and methods: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to apparatuses and methods for collecting, filtering, and/or draining fluid from a surface. For example, according to one embodiment, an apparatus is structured for positioning at least partially below the surface, and the apparatus comprises: (1) a core comprising a base portion and... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090272697 - Superoxidant poiser for groundwater and soil treatment with in-situ oxidation-reduction and acidity-basicity adjustment: Equipment and process by which an operator can set (or program) a time sequence of coatings of oxygen with increasing oxidation potential for in-situ treatment (chemical reaction) of organic compounds ranging from superoxidation (catalyzed ozone) to reduction conditions involving hydrogen sulfide gas is described. The equipment makes use of oxygen... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090272698 - Bromate suppression: A apparatus and method for killing microorganisms in a body of water that has been treated with ozone in the presence of bromide ions with the method comprising the steps of carrying out the ozonization of a body of water in the presence of bromide ions, adding a metal ion... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20090272699 - Method and apparatus for aeration of liquid medium in a pipe: An apparatus and method for mixing gas and liquid comprising a pipe having an enclosure positioned in-line with said pipe, wherein a sealed space is defined, at least one blower, said blower regulates the barometric pressure in said sealed space, wherein intermeshed rotating sets of discs operate on parallel shafts... Agent: Balser & GrellIPLaw LLC

20090272700 - Method for removing organic contaminants: This invention provides a method for removing organic contaminants from an inorganic processing solution, comprising the step of: introducing the inorganic processing solution comprising organic contaminants into steam stripping treatment; heating the inorganic processing solution; reintroducing the inorganic processing solution into the steam stripping treatment; and removing the organic contaminants... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090272701 - Centrifuge apparatus and method for selectively reducing forces on a biologic fluid: A centrifuge blood component separation system for separating components of a blood product, comprising a separation vessel; a first transfer bag; a second transfer bag with an outside edge generally congruent to an outside edge of the first transfer bag and further having a central collection area spaced away from... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20090272702 - Process and apparatus for online rejuvenation of contaminated sulfolane solvent: A continuous online process for rejuvenating whole stream of contaminated lean sulfolane in an extraction system is provided. In particular, a rejuvenator is installed in the solvent circulation loop to remove the contaminants continuously to keep the solvent clean, effective and less corrosive. Specifically, the rejuvenator comprises a high pressure... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

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