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Liquid purification or separation December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090321329 - Expansion tank provided with a float: An expansion tank has a vertically set up cylinder with a float therein, which forms a separating element between water and gas in the cylinder. The float is present in the cylinder with play and is provided with sealing rings over the circumference, which are in contact with the cylinder... Agent: Law Offices Of Eric Karich

20090321330 - Separator and separation strip: A separator (1a) under the invention for the taking of blood serum or blood plasma contained in a blood sample from a separating strip comprises a top part (3), a bottom part (4) and a joint (5). Said top part (3) and bottom part (4) are linked by the joint... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20090321331 - System and process for water treatment: A system for treating feedwater to remove contaminants therefrom, the system comprising at least one high shear mixing device comprising at least one generator comprising a rotor and a stator separated by a shear gap, wherein the shear gap is the minimum distance between the rotor and the stator, and... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090321332 - Capillary membrane filtration module: A filtration device removes particles from a liquid. The filtration device includes a collector header and a plurality of planar membrane assemblies having an upper side and a lower side, the lower side being operatively linked to the collector header. Each planar membrane assembly is formed as a single row... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090321333 - Cooking oil filtering system apparatus and system: A cooking oil filtering system to extract cooking oil from a reservoir and direct it an enclosed centrifugal filter. The oil which is passed through the centrifugal filter is then directed back to the reservoir. The centrifugal filter is powered by a turbine which in turn is powered by a... Agent: Hughes Law Firm, PLLC

20090321334 - Wash filter with wash velocity control cone: A variable wash flow filter assembly includes a wash velocity control cone movable between a minimal position and a maximum position.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20090321335 - Water-dispensing appliance and drinks-dispensing arrangement with a water-dispensing appliance: A water-dispensing appliance is provided, in particular for dispensing drinking water, comprising a water inlet which can be connected to a water-supply device, also comprising a dispensing device with a water outlet, via which water can be dispensed from the appliance, the dispensing device being connected to the water inlet... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20090321336 - Filter for water potabilization and a process for realization of the filter: A filtering septum (3) for filtration of liquids comprises at least a first layer (30), formed from a porous structure of polymer fibres, on which molecules are inserted which comprise at least a functional group having antibacterial properties.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090321337 - Water vitalizing system, apparatus, and method therefor: A system, apparatus and method are disclosed for interfacing with water by creating an environment that has the effect of vitalizing the water. The effects are derived from one or more geometric patterns and augmented with the use of double terminated crystals and where one or more of these geometric... Agent: Robert R. Kersten

20090321338 - Chromatography apparatus: A chromatographic apparatus is provided comprising a housing, a fluid inlet to the housing, a fluid outlet from the housing, an optional vent and a chromatographic packed bed in the housing. The fluid inlet and fluid outlet and optional vent are provided with connectors that connect a fluid inlet and... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20090321340 - Filter cartridge for use with a filter head assembly: A filter cartridge for use with a filter head assembly and for filtering a stream of pressurized fluid. The filter cartridge comprises a housing enclosing filtering media, a retainer to releasably engage a receiver in a filter head assembly, and one or more rotationally engagable locks securing the filter cartridge... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090321341 - Filter system for fluids: A filter system for fluids having a fluid vessel (3), especially in the form of a hydraulic tank, and a filter element (1) which can be installed into it and has a fluid-permeable support tube (23) which is surrounded by a filter medium (27) and forms an inner fluid space... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090321339 - Filtration module: A purification module is provided comprising a plurality of purification cartridges, a support for the cartridges, a manifold and a bowl. In one embodiment the support for the cartridges has two pitched partial screw threads on opposing surfaces which mate with pitched screw flights on the manifold when the partial... Agent: Entegris, Inc.

20090321342 - Water tank and seperately formed filter cartridge connection element which can be connected to said water tank: The present invention relates to a water tank and to a filter cartridge connection element which can be connected to said water tank, and also to fixing means for fixing said filter cartridge connection element to the tank. In this case, the fixing means are distinguished in that they are... Agent: William D. Breneman, Esq. Breneman & Georges

20090321343 - Dual body drum for rotary separators: A drum is for a rotary separator including a shaft rotatable about a central axis. The drum includes an inner drum member having inner and outer circumferential surfaces and being disposed generally about the shaft such that a first flow passage is generally defined between the inner drum member inner... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090321344 - Header for filtering membrane module and filtering membrane module using the same: A header for filtering membrane module and a filtering membrane module using the same is disclosed, which is capable of maximizing efficiency in power consumption by securing a constant flow of permeate through the use of a relatively-low negative pressure, the header for filtering membrane module comprising a body with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090321345 - Filter for fluids in conduits: The invention relates to a filter for fluids in conduits, consisting of: a tubular filter housing (1); a filtering basket (9) that is coaxial with the filter housing (1) and that is positioned to rotate; a stationary flushing connection (16) for removing substances that have been retained by the filtering... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20090321346 - Oil-skimmer with two (2) or more endless flexibles chains or o-rings as conveying elements and a fast and easy mountable magnetic base: An oil skimming device for removing tramp oil and floating particles from the surface of water-miscible liquids. The conveying elements of the skimmer are in the form of endless flexible chains or O-rings are being moved through the liquid by a drive element which is located above the liquid surface.... Agent: Juergen Heberlein

20090321347 - Fuel filter device: A filter device includes a bag-shape filter body. The filter device is attached in a manner such that an internal space of the filter body connects through to a fuel intake port in a fuel tank. The filter body includes two or more filter materials overlaying each other. At least... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090321348 - Method for combining hollow fibres into a bundle and hollow fibre bundle produced by said method: The invention relates to a method for the combining of hollow fibers to form a bundle, wherein after a batch-wise taking of continuously manufactured hollow fibers onto a reel apparatus the hollow fibers placed together to form bundles are wound around by means of a winding film and are subsequently... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090321349 - Integrated systems for producing biogas and liquid fuel from algae: The embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems for making biogas by growth of aquatic plants followed by anaerobic digestion of organic material from the aquatic plants to biogas comprising methane and carbon dioxide. The biogas can be burned as a fuel or can optionally be further processed to... Agent: Hugh Mctavish Mctavish Patent Firm

20090321350 - Method of growing bacteria for use in wastewater treatment: A device and method for growing aerobic and facultatively anaerobic bacteria such as Pseudomonas Fluorescens, Bacillus subtilus, Bacillus lichenoformis, Starkeya novella and various autotrophic sulfur metabolizing bacteria, along with methods for releasing these bacteria into suspended growth or fixed film wastewater treatment zones such as soil or media, for the... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20090321351 - Bioremediation blanket and method of use: Bioremediation blanket including: top layer adapted to capture and remove material floating in water and to contain material removed from water on blanket and to allow hydrocarbons to flow through top layer to the interior of blanket; interior with microbes adapted to digest hydrocarbons and optionally containing support for the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090321352 - Liquid-liquid extraction: A liquid-liquid extraction process that uses counterflowing liquid phases, especially in conjunction with a reciprocating plate extraction column, wherein one of the liquid phases has a lower density than the other and is at least partially saturated with a dispersible gas, requires less plate stack height or a smaller column... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20090321353 - Method and device for extracting bitterness from beer: A method for liquid-liquid extraction comprises introducing a first liquid into a container (16) and introducing a second liquid into the container (16). The second liquid is substantially immiscible with the first liquid and a one of the first and second liquid contains a substance to be extracted and the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090321354 - Membrane reactor for the treatment of liquid effluents, comprising a membrane for diffusion of an oxidizing gas and a selective membrane defining a reaction space between said membranes: The subject of the invention is a membrane reactor for the treatment of liquid effluents containing organic pollutants, of the type comprising at least one porous membrane (3) for the diffusion of an oxidizing gas, characterized in that it includes at least one selective membrane (2), (4) of said pollutants,... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090321355 - Membranes with embedded nanotubes for selective permeability: Membranes for filtration by size exclusion are formed from open-ended nanotubes embedded in a polymeric matrix. The matrix forms a layer whose thickness is substantially less than the average length of the nanotubes, allowing the nanotubes to be randomly oriented throughout the matrix while providing channels extending through the layer... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090321357 - Affinity particle and affinity separation method: m

20090321358 - Affinity particle and method of affinity separation:

20090321356 - Ceramic-based chromatography apparatus and methods for making same: A high-performance liquid-chromatography apparatus includes a substrate that defines a separation column in fluidic communication with an inlet port of the processing unit. The processing unit is formed of sintered inorganic particles. The apparatus also includes a pump that delivers a solvent to the inlet port at a pressure sufficient... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation

20090321359 - Novel fluid distribution and collection system in a multistage column comprising a jet breaker: h

20090321360 - Dialysis machine and method for determining the furring in a dialysis machine: The present invention relates to a dialysis machine comprising at least one filter for the filtration of the dialysis liquid and comprising means for determining the calcification of the dialysis machine, wherein the means for the determining of the calcification of the dialysis machine comprising one or more sensors, with... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090321361 - Adsorbents for treating contaminated liquids: An adsorbent particulate product for treating contaminated fluid and capable of electrochemical regeneration. The product includes unexpanded intercalated graphite in particulate form, in the form of flakes or in powder form.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090321362 - System for generating a discrete liquid phase in a continuous liquid phase: The device (1) serves for the generation of a discrete liquid phase in a continuous liquid phase with a first or a second liquid. The two liquids coexist as separate phases, have different densities and permit a desired exchange of material. Provision is made to arrange the device in a... Agent: Carella Byrne Brain

20090321363 - Functional particles and water treatment method employing the same: The present invention provides functional particles capable of effectively adsorbing impurities in water treatment. The particles can be rapidly separated by use of magnetic force, and hence are excellent in workability. They are magnetic particles having surfaces modified with amphipathic groups loaded thereon. The amphipathic group comprises an ammonium or... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090321365 - System of water treatment: The present invention relates to a system for treating contaminated ballast water, comprising water inlets and outlets, piping connected to said inlets and outlets, at least one treatment unit connected to said piping, which treatment unit comprises UV radiation means, and catalysts, capable of, during operation, create photo-catalytic reactions in... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090321364 - Systems and methods for filtering nanowires: In order to filter a solution containing nanowires, a flow of the solution is generated and directed through a passage defining an aperture having a narrow width. Alternatively, a flow of the solution may be generated and directed over a micro-structured surface configured to filter the solution.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090321366 - Method of processing and separating a multiphase well effluent mixture: A method of processing a multiphase well effluent mixture comprises: transferring the mixture (L+G) via a multiphase well effluent flowline (2) to a gas liquid separator (1) in which the multiphase well effluent mixture is separated into substantially gaseous and liquid fractions; transferring the substantially liquid fraction (L) into a... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20090321367 - Liquid treatment apparatus and method for using same: An apparatus for treating a liquid includes a first flow generator having an outlet for generating a first flow stream and a reaction chamber positioned in proximity to the outlet of the first flow generator and having a cavity adapted to receive the first flow stream from the first flow... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090321368 - Control system: A control system comprising a timer based controller and a valve wherein the timer-based controller has a fixed period and the timer based controller regularly cycles the valve between a first condition and a second condition with the first portion of the cycle directing a first flow of water through... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20090321369 - Method and apparatus for submersible or self contained aeration of liquid medium: An apparatus and method for mixing gas and liquid comprising a submersible or a self contained, self powered floating pressurized dome aeration apparatus housing multi-shaft intermeshed plurality of mixing discs with a remote umbilical power and control unit and process for adding dissolved gas (oxygen) into fluid (water), wherein intermeshed... Agent: Balser & GrellIPLaw LLC

20090321370 - Apparatus for treating a liquid with a gas: An ozonation system may include a mixing chamber having an inlet to a recirculation conduit within the chamber and proximate to its top, a recirculation conduit for withdrawing fluid from the mixing chamber through the inlet and conducting it to a pump, a venturi connected to the outfeed of the... Agent: Glenn Rickards

12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090314695 - Tangential filtration device: The present invention relates to a device for tangential filtration of a fluid to be treated and to be separated into a filtrate and a retentate, comprising at least one filtration element which comprises at least one inlet for a fluid to be filtered and at least one outlet for... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090314696 - Adaptive membrane structure: An adaptive membrane structure is provided. The adaptive membrane structure has movable membranes that can be made to change its gas, liquid or particulate permeability in response to surrounding environmental conditions. Such adaptive membrane structures can be used to provide protective apparel that is comfortable to wear wherein the level... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090314697 - Liquid filter with a non-return valve in the filtered side flow channel: Disclosed is a liquid filter for an internal combustion engine. The filter has a housing, a removable cover for closing the housing, and a replaceable filter insert that has a filter surface through which liquid can flow. The filter surface defines a boundary between a flow channel on the filtered... Agent: Bohan Mathers

20090314698 - Combined axial-radial intake impeller with circular rake: An impeller, a system for mixing a fluid, and a method of mixing a fluid in a tank are disclosed. For a sufficiently small impeller diameter and maximum blade tip velocity, the disclosed impeller, system, and method are capable of accelerating a near-zero intake velocity fluid, to generate a mixing... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090314699 - Water purification apparatus: The invention relates to a water purification apparatus comprising a sedimentation basin (10), a flotation basin (20), a flow channel for conveying water containing impurities as flow (A) into the sedimentation basin (10) and means for conveying the purified water out of the water purification apparatus. A flow channel (17)... Agent: Cozen O''connor

20090314700 - Apparatus for treatment of organic waste material and method for separating and recovering liquid material: Provided is an apparatus for treating by itself an organic waste material which can treat the waste material with steam having a high temperature and a high pressure and which can separate and recover the waste material and a liquid material given by performing the treatment continuously by a simple... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090314701 - Water softener: This invention provides a water softener for performing a soft water mode to change supplied cold/hot raw water into cold/hot soft water using an ion exchange resin and discharge the cold/hot soft water, a running water mode to discharge the cold/hot raw water as cold/hot running water, a regeneration mode... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090314702 - Rapid transfer and mixing of treatment fluid into a large confined flow of water: A system for rapid transfer and mixing of treatment substance into a larger confined flow of water. By-pass flow from the main flow receives treatment substance and returns to the main flow through a pair of directly opposed nozzles are directed across the main flow.... Agent: James M. Duncan, Klein, Denatale, Goldner, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP

20090314703 - System and method for demonstrating water filtration and purification techniques: The present invention is a portable water filtration/purification system that may be used for educational purposes. It includes a plurality of stackable filtration/purification housings, each of which accommodates a different type of water filtration/purification subsystem. A pressurization cap connectable to each housing provides for pressurizing one, several or all housings... Agent: 24ip Law Group Usa, PLLC

20090314704 - Membrane module for immersed operation: A membrane module for an immersed operation has a fibre bundle of hollow fibre membranes which are cast into a headpiece and in immersed operation are surrounded by a liquid to be filtered. The module has a permeate collection chamber connected to the headpiece with an outlet for permeate draining... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090314705 - Wastewater screening device: A wastewater screening device includes a perforate screening member through which wastewater flows, including a plurality of laterally spaced apart screening rods interconnected by cross members, such that solids in the wastewater are captured by the screening member. A plurality of wiping elements are positioned between the screening rods and... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090314706 - Cartridge module of hollow fiber membranes: Disclosed is a cartridge module of hollow fiber membranes, which can be easily mounted on and dismounted from a module mounting frame, and allow a process for removal of the inter-membrane clogging to be performed in an effective and simple manner. The cartridge module is mainly characterized in that a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090314707 - 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

20090314708 - Hollow fiber membrane for feeding mixture into hollow space thereof: Disclosed herein is a hollow fiber membrane for feeding a mixture into the hollow space thereof, in which the mixture to be separated is fed into the hollow space of the hollow fiber membrane and allowed to permeate through a porous membrane comprising an active layer. The hollow fiber membrane... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090314709 - Polar fog waste treatment: A FOG waste treatment facility includes a slipstream loop incorporating circulation pumps, heat exchangers and anaerobic digesters for continuously circulating actively digesting sludge at a rate to preclude solid settlement accumulation warmed actively digesting sludge is pumped from the slipstream loop through a rock trap into a delivery/input loop both... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090314710 - Purification method for effluent: A description is given of a sewage treatment plant, in particular a small sewage treatment plant, having at least one activation tank for wastewater and/or having at least one secondary clarification tank for wastewater, wherein the activation tank and/or the secondary clarification tank are charged with shaped bodies which are... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20090314711 - Photoelectrocatalytic oxidizer device having composite nanoporous tio2 coated ti photoanode and method of removing ammonia from water in aquaria and recirculation aquaculture systems: A photoelectrocatalytic oxidizing device having a photoanode being constructed from an anatase or rutile polymorph of Ti as the support electrode. Alternatively, the photoanode is a composite electrode comprising an anatase or rutile polymorph of Ti as the support electrode coated with a thin film of sintered nanoporous TiO2 derived... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090314713 - Cross-flow filtration apparatus with biocidal feed spacer: A cross-flow filtration apparatus is provided. The cross-flow filter is a spiral wound filter that includes a semi-permeable membrane wrapped around a perforated central tube. The semi-permeable membrane includes a feed spacer and a membrane. The feed spacer is a biocidal feed spacer with a biocidal agent impregnated within the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090314712 - Membrane filtration of a product: The invention refers to a method for membrane filtration of a product in a membrane plant (1), containing the phases A) filtering the product with a first membrane system (2) of the membrane plant (1), B) cleaning the first membrane system (2) by a multi-step cleaning procedure including at least... Agent: Johnsondiversey, Inc.

20090314714 - Method for removing contaminants from liquids using membrane filtration in combination with particle adsorption to reduce fouling: Metal oxide particles heated while immersed in water in a closed container are combined with membrane filtration to remove contaminants from water. The use of the heated particles reduces fouling of the membrane typically encountered when membranes alone are used to remove contaminants from water.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090314715 - Method of dewatering solids laden liquids utilizing a reusable filter element: A method of dewatering a solids laden waste stream, whereby the slurry is pumped into a vertical filter retaining structure and the liquid is allowed to flow out through the pores of the filtration element while retaining the solids within the structure. After the solids have dewatered, doors or gates... Agent: Michael K. Conwell

20090314716 - Preparative liquid chromatograph system and preparative separation/purification method using the same: A technique for extracting an objective component from a sample solution and obtaining the component in the form of equally separated powder aliquots is provided. A peak detector 12 detects the start point of the peak of the objective component on a chromatogram created from detection signals produced by a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090314717 - Oil-adsorbing particle composite and water-treatment method using the same: An oil-adsorbing particle composite and a water-treatment method using the same are provided. The particle composite is capable of selectively adsorbing contaminants such as oils contained in industrial and household wastewaters. The water-treatment method is capable of eliminating contaminants from the wastewater using the composite. The particle composite includes water-insoluble... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090314718 - Method, apparatus and plant for desalinating saltwater using concentration difference energy: A method and apparatus for desalinating saltwater using concentration difference energy is disclosed. In order to desalinate saltwater that is contained within a product chamber, a drive cell is used to generate a drive voltage. The product chamber has a desalination voltage such that when a sufficient voltage is applied... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090314719 - Metal-treated particles for remediation: The invention relates to metal-treated particles, methods for their preparation and methods for using metal-treated particles for, e.g., remediation of process waste-water, sewage, contaminated groundwater aquifers, and soil containing harmful contaminants. Another aspect of the invention relates to a metal-treated particle comprising a ferrosoferric oxide core and a metal supported... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090314720 - Novel compositions and uses thereof: The present technology provides systems and methods for treating a fluid by contacting a compound to the fluid. The compound comprises an azodicarbonamide or an azodicarbonamide derivative, wherein the treatment reduces the amount of hydrogen sulphide, iron sulphide and/or mercaptan in the fluid. Certain embodiments of the present technology provide... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090314721 - Horizontal belt filter with vacuum pan alignment: A mechanism in a horizontal belt filter controls the position of the drainage belt to ensure its alignment with the vacuum pan. A section of belt rollers supporting the drainage belt is mounted on a movable structure capable of shifting the rollers laterally to the degree necessary to compensate for... Agent: Daniel Dejoseph Flsmidth Inc.

20090314722 - Screen blockage measurement and flow performance optimization system: An apparatus and method are provided that enable the control of a screening operation based on a calculated screen blockage percentage and the velocity throughput of the screen. The apparatus includes an upstream level detector, a downstream level detector and a flow determining device which determines the volumetric flow through... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090314723 - Flow control structure and related media filtration system: A stormwater filtration system includes a stormwater containment structure including a bottom surface, an inlet that receives stormwater and an outlet through which filtered stormwater exits the stormwater containment structure. A flow structure is at the bottom surface. The flow structure includes a conveyance conduit running along the bottom surface... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090314724 - Blood recuperation device and method: A blood filtering device for the recuperation of blood from wound drained blood, in particular for an autologous blood transfusion system, has a first filter arranged upstream of a second filter. The first filter is adapted for removing emboli and/or large particulate matter from the blood and for allowing red... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090314725 - Apparatus and method for collecting a target fluid submerged in a higher density carrier fluid: Apparatus and method for collecting a target fluid submerged in a carrier fluid when the specific gravity of the target fluid is lower than the specific gravity of the carrier fluid and the target fluid is essentially immiscible with the carrier fluid. The apparatus includes a funnel, a system effective... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090314726 - Waste concrete and aggregate reclaimer: A reclaimer, for the separation of heavier solids from slurry water, including an inlet means (50) to allow loading of a flow of the solid laden slurry water (90), a reclaiming tank (10) to contain the input from the inlet means (50), a plurality of lamella plates (20) to increase... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20090314727 - Filter arrangement and methods: A primary and secondary filter are combined into a single housing, and two elements are combined into a single element. This combination is useable in any system that has a filter upstream of a pump and a filter downstream of a pump. The example described is a fuel system.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090308796 - Self-reciprocating energy recovery device: Disclosed is a self-reciprocating energy recovery device utilized in driving of a seawater pump by self-reciprocating a piston of a power recovery chamber and recovering energy not using an electronic drive unit but using the hydraulic power of concentrated water. The self-reciprocating energy recovery device including a pair of power... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090308797 - Hollow fiber membrane module and method for making thereof: The present invention purposes to provide a hollow fiber membrane module that minimizes the error rate in a manufacturing process thereof, disperses weight by separating an enlarged hollow fiber membrane module into a plurality of small modules, and provides a manufacturing method thereof. The present invention includes a central water... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090308798 - Magnetic filter device: A magnetic filter device for filtering ferromagnetic material from a fluid in which said material is suspended, has a pair of annular plates (5, 6) attached to either side of an annular magnet (2) of smaller diameter. Pairs of pole pieces (11, 12) radially disposed on the plates (5, 6)... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090308799 - Water filter housing cap: A filter housing cap for water purifier capable of combining and supporting a plurality of filters is disclosed. The filter housing cap for water purifier includes a plurality of engagement portions for engaging with housings having a filter, an inlet for water and an outlet for water formed at any... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090308800 - Water filter materials and water filters containing a mixture of microporous and mesoporous carbon particles: A filter and filter material for providing or treating potable water is provided. The filter includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, a filter material disposed within the housing, the filter material formed at least in part from a mixture of a plurality of mesoporous and microporous activated... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090308801 - Fluid filter, fluid filter assembly, and mounting method: A filter and filter element is provided that incorporates a valve member for preventing priming fluid from contaminating a clean fluid side of the filter or filter element. The filter may incorporate a replaceable filter element or be replaceable itself. The valve member is preferably formed as an annular flange... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090308802 - Filter with ejection mechanism: A filter system having a filter element ejection device is provided. Filter systems according to the present invention may include a filter element that includes an ejection receiver for receiving actuation action from an ejector of a filter housing. The ejector engages the ejection receiver when a user desires to... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090308803 - Filter with water separation device: A filter, filter element and filter assembly are provided. The filter includes a water separating device for separating water from a dirty fluid flow. The water separator includes a fluid flow path that varies in cross-sectional area to vary pressure of the fluid therethrough. A top portion of the water... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090308804 - Fouling and scaling resistant nano-structured reverse osmosis membranes: In one embodiment, a method of modifying a surface of a membrane includes exposing the surface to an impinging atmospheric pressure plasma source to produce an activated surface, and exposing the activated surface to a solution including a vinyl monomer. In another embodiment, a method of manufacturing a desalination membrane... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090308805 - Preparation of high performance ultra filtration hollow fiber membrane: Water as a non-solvent takes the dope very near towards unstable zone, which helps in speeding up the membrane formation process in a diffusion induced phase inversion technique. The dope is then spun through a concentric orifice spinneret and solidified by passing it through a coagulation bath to form hollow... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090308806 - Anaerobic purification device: The invention relates to an anaerobic purification device for purification of influent. The device has a reactor tank, an inlet for introducing influent into the tank, a water collecting device for collecting purified water, a gas collecting system for collecting gas from the fluid contained in the reactor, a gas-liquid... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090308807 - Method of removing phosphorus and/or nitrogen: The present invention provides a method of treating wastewater containing phosphorus and/or nitrogen for removing phosphorus and/or nitrogen from the wastewater, including following steps of: (a) introducing wastewater containing phosphorus and/or nitrogen into a an anaerobic reactor, treating the introduced wastewater with anaerobic microorganisms, to produce biogas from organic matters... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090308808 - System and apparatus for contaminant remediation: An apparatus and method for remediating an underground and/or aqueous contaminant. The method and apparatus utilize at least one electrically conductive surface to attract aqueous hydrogen ions. At the surface, the hydrogen ions interact with excess electrons to form dissolved hydrogen molecules. Dissolved hydrogen molecules provide a proton source for... Agent: Tomlinson & O'connell, P.C.

20090308809 - Wastewater treatment method: The present invention provides a method that allows solid-liquid separation of activated sludge and a treated liquid to be carried out stably and efficiently by suitably evaluating the risk of clogging prior to membrane clogging and adopting necessary and adequate countermeasures. The present invention provides a wastewater treatment method employing... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090308810 - Separation apparatus and method: The invention relates to a separation apparatus for separating a liquid from a solution, in particular fresh water from seawater. The separation apparatus comprises an evaporation space in which operatively an amount of the solution is present from which a liquid vapor evaporates under the influence of heat. The separation... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20090308811 - Chromatography device: A chromatography device and method of use to separate components of a sample are described. The device includes a stationary phase supported by a frame or contained within a chamber in a housing. The stationary phase includes a nano alumina medium that has support fibers having nano alumina fibers attached... Agent: Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.

20090308812 - Methods and system for removing impurities from heavy fuel: A method of removing impurities from heavy fuel includes providing a first stationary adsorption column. The method further includes packing adsorbent particles that have a particle size distribution wherein at least about 50% of the particles have a diameter greater than about 18 microns in the first column. The method... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090308813 - Non-recirculating, self-sanitizing carbon filter system: A method and apparatus are provided for the non-recirculating self-sanitization of a carbon filter (14) in a water pretreatment system (12). The apparatus includes a heat exchanger (50) that can maintain an activated carbon bed (44) of the carbon filter (14) at a desired sanitization temperature during service operation of... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20090308814 - Magnetic purification of a sample: Methods for separating magnetic nanoparticles are provided. In certain embodiments, a method is provided for separating magnetic nanoparticles comprising: providing a sample comprising a plurality of magnetic nanoparticles; passing the sample through a first magnetic field; at least partially isolating nanoparticles of the first nanoparticle size desired; altering the strength... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP

20090308815 - Method of treating water by ballasted flocculation/settling, which includes a continuous measurement of the ballast, and corresponding installation: A method for treating water in a ballasted flocculation system comprises directing water into a ballasted flocculation zone and adding ballast and a flocculation reagent to the water to form a water-floc mixture. The water-floc mixture is directed into a settling zone to form treated water and sludge containing ballast.... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090308816 - In-situ precipitation through microbially mediated iron distribution and iron oxyhydroxide formation: The invention provides methods of precipitating metals from groundwater in a form that will remain stable under the aerobic conditions typical of most aquifers eliminating secondary water quality issues associated with reducing/anaerobic precipitation technologies.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090308817 - Method and device for dewatering and drying solid or liquid mixtures: A method is provided for both dewatering and drying solid-liquid mixtures and a device is provided designed as a filter press drier for the application of the method. The filter press drier is equipped with a defined number of metal heating chamber filter plates (1) and/or membrane heating chamber filter... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090308818 - Solid separator: A solid separator that uses a rotating screen, having spiral guides at its outer portion, over which a plurality of spiral-shaped scrapers are suspended. An inlet distributor including a plurality of apertures distributes a contaminated liquid flow over the screen, when rotated, permits the scrapers and guides to drive the... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090308819 - Screening system: The present invention provides a vibratory screening apparatus (1) for use in removing solids from a liquid feed, and a basket (4) therefore. The apparatus comprises a static outer housing (2), and a floating basket vibratable by a vibrator device (10). The basket mounts a stack (7) of screen assemblies... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090308820 - Contaminant prevention: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for water purification. Embodiments can generally be applied to demister cyclones (6). Some embodiments allow for more of the pressure change which occurs in demister cyclones to occur in the separating chamber (19) of the demister cyclone. Some embodiments include a demister... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco

12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090301948 - Method and apparatus for treating wastewater: A method and apparatus for treating wastewater. The apparatus comprises a reactor having a flow channel generally centrally located in a reactor and immersed in the water or wastewater in the reactor. An agitator is disposed within the flow channel and induces water or wastewater to enter the open upper... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090301950 - Filter with bayonet coupling to cover: A liquid filter has a filter housing with a first thread and a drain passage. A filter element including a filter medium is arranged in the filter housing. A filter lid is provided with a second thread configured to engage the first thread for connecting the filter lid to the... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20090301949 - Filtering system, in particular for filtering liquids in internal combustion engines: A filtering device for filtering liquids in internal combustion engines has a filter housing and a filter element inserted into the filter housing. A cover disk closes off the filter housing. The cover disk consists of two individual disks and a central flow connection connects the two individual disks. The... Agent: Gudrun E. Huckett Draudt

20090301951 - Water filtration system: A water or liquid substance filtration device is disclosed which removes microorganisms and organic contamination and sterilizes the containers and water lines after the unit. The unit is portable, or can be mounted stationary. The unit has a five stage filtration and sterilization system controlled by an independent onboard computer... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090301952 - Device for fixing a perforated aeration membrane: The invention relates to an arrangement for introducing gas bubbles into a liquid, a device (1) for fastening a perforated aeration membrane (2) to an aerator base plate (3) as well as to an aerator base plate (3) therefor. The aerator base plate (3) has an undercut groove (4) in... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090301953 - Storm drain and filter system: A filter system for a storm drain having a bottom, side walls, and an outlet formed in the side wall. The filter system includes a main section having an array of openings formed therein for permitting water to flow through the filter. The main section is configured to be mounted... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090301954 - Oil sump having oil filter: An oil sump, preferably made of plastic or metal, for motors or transmissions and having a filter housing, comprises a filter housing top shell, a filter housing bottom shell, a filter medium, a filter inlet, and a filter outlet, and an oil drain opening in the floor area of the... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090301955 - Pool cleaner debris bag: A pool cleaner debris bag is provided having an open end adapted to receive debris from the pool and a closable end defining at least one discharge passage for the bag. The pool cleaner further comprises a securing apparatus disposed along at least a portion of the closable end. For... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20090301956 - Modular debris rack: A modular debris rack device for preventing foreign or other materials from entering into fluid, water intake, inlet, or outlet equipment and facilities, flow control systems, hydraulic structures, waterways and marine structures and facilities and/or intermediately retaining foreign or other materials at or within such structures and waterways being comprised... Agent: Richard Coppola

20090301957 - Filter for the removal of substances from blood products: A filter for the removal of substance from blood or blood components, particularly for the removal of leukocytes and platelets, comprises a polymeric filter material having a polyurethane coating, wherein the polyurethane has a number average molecular weight not higher than 10,000 Da; the polyurethane is preferably obtained by the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090301958 - 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

20090301959 - Hollow fibers, a method of manufacturing a hollow fiber bundle, a cylindrical module of hollow fiber membrane, and an immersion type module of hollow fiber membrane: The object of the invention is to provide: a hollow fiber bundle, a method of manufacturing the hollow fiber bundle, a cylindrical module of hollow fiber membrane, and an immersion type module of hollow fiber membrane wherein the hollow fibers are easy to apply scrubbing while maintaining specified intervals among... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090301960 - System for filtering a liquid: The present invention concerns a system for filtering a liquid, comprising a pump designed to be immersed in a reservoir intended to contain a liquid in order to pump it, the pump being provided with a filter able to filter the liquid admitted into the pump. According to the invention,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090301961 - Hollow fiber membrane separation device: The present invention refers to a hollow fiber membrane separation device with two flow spaces, of which a first space is formed by the capillary tube passages of a hollow-fiber bundle cast at its ends into a sealing compound, and a second space is formed by a housing enclosing the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090301962 - Filtration housing: A housing (1) for the filtration of liquid media, comprising at least one filter candle (2), which has a fluid-tight transition region (10) of a lower annular end cap (6, 6′) with central outlet (7) to a fluid-permeable outer casing (9) and has a tubular adapter (8, 8′) connected to... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090301963 - Method and system for treating water and utilizing a membrane filtering system: A method and system is provided for treating wastewater. In one process, wastewater is directed into a treatment tank and biologically treated. The biologically treated wastewater is directed as mixed liquor from the treatment tank to a bottom portion of a downstream filtration tank having at least one submerged membrane... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090301964 - Apparatus for treating oil- and fat-containing wastewater and method of treating oil- and fat-containing wastewater: To provide an apparatus for treating oil- and fat-containing wastewater for the purpose of degrading and treating oils and fats within a grease trap, which has the advantages from the viewpoint of a high versatility, and also from the viewpoints of cost and maintenance, and a method of treating oil-... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090301965 - Process for treating water in a treatment plant and corresponding treatment plant: The process according to the invention for treating water in a treatment plant comprising a reaction chamber in which a biodegradable material present in the water is biodegraded at least partly by microorganisms, in the course of which, at least temporarily, water is transferred out of the reaction chamber into... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20090301966 - Method and device for purifying wastewater: Wastewater can be purified in a device, which includes a cup-shaped vessel, having a wastewater inlet tube for the water at a certain level and an outlet tube at a lower level than the inlet tube, and a horizontal distribution disc, which vertically divides the vessel, has at least one... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.

20090301967 - Wafer-shaped hollow fiber module for in-line use in a piping system: A wafer-shaped hollow fiber module adapted for in-line use in a piping system. The piping system may include two standard bolted flange connections, and at least one wafer-shaped hollow fiber module sealed between the two standard bolted flange connections. The wafer shaped hollow fiber module includes: a cylindrical housing having... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20090301968 - Devices and methods for controlled release of additive compositions: Containers for controlled release of an additive composition into a liquid composition include a liquid impermeable casing having a hollow interior, at least one opening and a membrane component secured to the casing. Methods of releasing additive compositions into liquid compositions are also provided.... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090301969 - Plant waste bio-product pomace extract concentrates and processes of producing same: A processes is provide herein for converting waste bio-product pomace to useful bio-product extracts. The process includes the steps of forming a mixture of water as a solvent and a specified quantity of the waste bio-product pomace. Then optionally adding a suitable quantity of citric acid to the water/waste bio-product... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090301970 - Ethanol plant retrofit with vapour separation membranes: A system and process removes water from an aqueous fermentation product, for example ethanol, using distillation upstream of a first membrane separation unit to produce hydrous alcohol. Optionally, molecular sieves may be used to further dewater the hydrous alcohol. Another system or process removes water from hydrous ethanol using molecular... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20090301971 - Treated bottom ash medium and method of arsenic removal from drinking water: A method for low-cost arsenic removal from drinking water using chemically prepared bottom ash pre-treated with ferrous sulfate and then sodium hydroxide. Deposits on the surface of particles of bottom ash form of activated iron adsorbent with a high affinity for arsenic. In laboratory tests, a miniscule 5 grams of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090301972 - Materials and process for enhancing selective separations: Use of a Maillard reaction product as an adjuvant in a variety of applications including solid-liquid separations, corrosion inhibition, emulsification, dust suppression, slow release fertilization, viscosity modification and others and especially as a depressant or collector in separation processes, including the selective separation of solids and/or ionic species from aqueous... Agent: Georgia-pacific LLC

20090301973 - Water reaction tank: A water reaction tank for reacting water containing suspended solids with a flocculant includes a housing having an input, an output, and a water flow path between the input and the output. The flow path has a mixing section and a reaction section. Sealable flocculant ports are provided for inserting... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20090301974 - Method for wet oxidation of effluents heated essentially by self-combustibility, and corresponding installation: A method for treating effluent containing dissolved or suspended solids includes directing the effluent containing dissolved or suspended solids to a reactor and oxidizing at least a portion of the dissolved or suspended solids in the reactor with an oxidizing agent. Oxidation is carried out at a temperature ranging between... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090301975 - Water purifier system and a filter element for such system: A water purifier system comprising a base unit (2) and a filter unit (1) detachably connected to said base unit (2). The base unit (2) is provided with a water inlet tube (3) for guiding water to the filter unit (1) and with a water outlet tube (4) for guiding... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

12/03/2009 > 47 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.

20090294339 - Customizable personal dialysis device having ease of use and therapy enhancement features: A peritoneal dialysis machine includes an enclosure; dialysate pump located within the enclosure; a graphical user interface connected to the enclosure and configured to display a parameter associated with the dialysate pump; and a projector configured to project the parameter onto a surface external from the enclosure so as to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090294340 - Pressure filter for processing a large volume of fluid with automatic backwashing by linear and rotation of the backwash tube: A pressure filter for processing a large volume of liquid containing multiple internal vertical cartridges that are backwashed through a central backwash tube that travels axially and rotates during backwashing.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090294341 - Filtration and cleaning system for sprinkler irrigation drop nozzles: A filter for use with overhead sprinkler irrigation systems is disclosed. The filter includes a body, a removable screen, and a manually-actuated plunger adjacent the screen. A water hammer table is partitioned in the body and located above the plunger. The plunger is positioned for reciprocal movement through a debris... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20090294342 - Autonomously functioning water purification device: The present invention relates to a household water purification device, comprising electrically driven water purification means, an inlet for contaminated water, which inlet is in fluid communication with the water purification means and is connected to the water supply system when the device is operational, an outlet for dispensing purified... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090294343 - Suction filter for automatic transmission fluid: An assembly for filtering contaminants from automatic transmission fluid includes a housing including a first inlet and a second inlet, through which fluid enters the housing, and an outlet, through which fluid exits the housing; a first media filter located within the housing in a first fluid flow path between... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20090294344 - Fluid mixer assembly: Disclosed is an assembly for mixing fluids (i.e., gases or liquids), and more particularly an assembly that accurately mixes two or more high-pressure fluid sources and is adapted for use in applications, such as for example, chromatography. The mixer assembly includes, inter alia, a housing, an inlet fitting, and a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090294345 - Controlled release of microbiocides: A container for releasing a microbiocide component into a liquid composition susceptible to unwanted microbial growth (LCMG) includes a LCMG impermeable casing separate and apart from an internal combustion engine filter housing, and having a hollow interior and at least one opening. A microbiocide component, for example, at least one... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090294346 - Filter cartridge and apparatus for the filtration of liquids: The invention describes an apparatus for the filtration of liquids and an associated filter cartridge 100, the correct seating of which is ensured and can be established by the user. The apparatus is characterized in that the inlet funnel 10 has at least one first fixing means 30 below the... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. Four Penn Center

20090294347 - Dispensing device: e

20090294348 - Contaminant adsorption filtration media, elements, systems and methods employing wire or other lattice support: A contaminant adsorption is provided that includes a self-assembled monolayers on mesoporous supports (SAMMS) on a lattice support structure such as sintered metal wire mesh. Individual wire fibers of the sintered wire mesh may have a film coating of mesoporous material that is functionalized for a target metal. The mesh... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20090294349 - Installation for treating a biological liquid: Installation for treating a biological liquid, including a circulation pump (5), a filter element (9), a container for collecting treated liquid, a first circuit section connecting a source of said biological liquid to an inlet orifice of said filter element (9), including a circuit element adapted to cooperate with said... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20090294350 - Replaceable cartridge type filter for filtering systems and a filtering system incorporating the filter: A replaceable cartridge type filter for filtering systems for processing drinking water includes a casing for containing the filtering material which extends externally from an annular edge which defines a sealing surface, which is provided so as to engage in a sealing manner with a corresponding seat for receiving and... Agent: Castellano PLLC

20090294351 - Filter seal: A filtering apparatus has a filter housing with a structure forming a recessed region on the filter housing configured to be directly engaged by a filter element in order to form an integral seal. The structure may include one or more protrusions that extend into the filter element itself, or... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090294352 - Integrated perforated flocculating baffle system: An integrated perforated flocculating baffle system for use in a clarifier tank with a tank bottom, and a peripheral vertical wall bounding the interior of the tank is formed by a plurality of individual baffles interconnected and mounted to a support element, extending vertically inside the tank forming a rigid... Agent: Hany Zarif Gerges

20090294353 - Process for preparation of substrate for microbial digestion: Processes for microbial digestion of organic material, and preparation of substrates for microbial digestion, suitable for the production of biomethane, from municipal and industrial waste water or from municipal or agricultural waste. In addition, a method for identifying a composition of matter that is suitable for microbial digestion, more particularly... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20090294354 - Wastewater photo biomass/algae treatment method: A treatment method for wastewater employing sulfur dioxide and lime chemical dewatering technology in conjunction with an environmental photo biomass/algae biological treatment system growing photo biomass/algae to reduce dissolved solids, heavy metals, and ammonia in the wastewater to produce recovered treated wastewater for vegetation consumption, biofuel feedstock, and biofuel and... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20090294355 - Method and apparatus for the anaerobic treatment of waste water: The present invention relates to a process for the purification of waste water, in particular for the continuous purification of waste water in papermaking, where waste water to be purified is fed to an anaerobic reactor (12), the waste water is contacted, in the anaerobic reactor (12), with anaerobic microorganisms... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090294356 - Backwashing unsaturated wastewater filter: A compact high efficiency combined biological and physical unsaturated wastewater treatment filter configured for periodic backwashing is disclosed. The filter utilizes packed media and removes pollutants and pathogens from wastewater and other dirty water sources. The filter comprises a periodic backwashing means to less the chance that biofilm growth will... Agent: Mathew J. Temmerman

20090294357 - Method for concentrating nanosuspensions: A method for concentrating a nanosuspension including nanopowder particles suspended in a liquid includes reducing the liquid content of the nanosuspension and controlling the dispersion of the nanopowder particles in the liquid.... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090294358 - Process for heterogeneously catalysed esterfication of fatty acids: The invention relates to a process for esterifying free fatty acids in vegetable and animal fat with alcohols over heterogeneous acidic ion exchange resin catalysts at temperatures of 60 to 120° C.... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20090294359 - Priming system and method using pumping and gravity: A dialysis system includes a pump actuator; a disposable cassette having a pump chamber operable with the pump actuator; a patient line connected to the disposable cassette and in fluid communication with the pump chamber; and a logic implementor configured to prime the patient line according to a sequence in... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090294360 - Dialysis preparation: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition for dialysis wherein the decline of ionized calcium concentration in an acetate-free bicarbonate dialysate comprising no acetic acid and/or sodium acetate is controlled. The present invention further provides a dialysis agent A that comprises electrolytes, citric acid and/or citrate as pH adjuster, and/or... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090294361 - Permeate tube: A permeate tube for spiral wound membrane comprising at least one tubular unit, which unit has spaced along its length a plurality of permeate transfer means, and one or more external grooves forming flow channels connecting the permeate transfer means. The present invention relates further to a process for treating... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090294364 - Method for the production of chemical and pharmaceutical products with integrated multicolumn chromatography: The invention relates to a chromatographic process for substance separation in the context of the preparation of chemicals such as, for example, chiral pharmaceuticals, isomers or biomolecules on the small-scale and production scale, based on Simulated Moving Bed (SMB=countercurrent chromatography) technology.... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

20090294363 - Methods and apparatus for generating solvent gradients in liquid chromatography: Embodiments of the present invention feature methods and apparatus for performing chromatographic separations. The invention feature methods and control means in the form of computer programs and software that control the formation of a concentration gradient at two or more total flow rates, with an elution period occurring in a... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation

20090294362 - Stationary phase for hydrophilic interaction chromatography: The present invention relates to the use of a stationary phase with neutral hydrophilic endgroups like sugar residues or polyole residues as sorbent for Hydrophilic interaction chromatography.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090294365 - Water treatment system and method of using same: A water treatment method is provided for helping to partially or completely remove sodium and methane gas from water. In the method, water is combined with a reactant that is formulated to combine with the sodium in the water and form a compound. The water and compound are then passed... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090294366 - Removal of carbon dioxide from air: The present invention is directed to methods for removing CO2 from air, which comprises exposing sorbent covered surfaces to the air. The invention also provides for an apparatus for exposing air to a CO2 sorbent. In another aspect, the invention provides a method and apparatus for separating carbon dioxide (CO2)... Agent: Hayes-soloway

20090294367 - Method and apparatus for condensate demineralization: A method and an apparatus for performing condensate demineralization which are capable of producing a high-purity treated water containing low concentrations of sulfate ions and nitrate ions derived from TOC eluted from a cation exchange resin and anion exchange resin. A condensate demineralization method for performing a demineralization treatment of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090294368 - Method and composition for sorbing toxic substances: Toxic substances such as heavy metals are extracted from a medium using a sorbent composition. The sorbent composition is derived by sulfidation of red mud, which contains hydrated ferric oxides derived from the Bayer processing of bauxite ores. Exemplary sulfidizing compounds are H2S, Na2S, K2S, (NH4)2S, and CaSx. The sulfur... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090294369 - Selective fixing agents for halogenated aromatic compounds contained in media and method for selective fixing: (where R1 is an amino group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a halogen atom, a haloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aralkyl group, an alkoxyalkyl group, a nitro group, an alkanoyl group, an aroyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, an arylalkoxycarbonyl group, an alkoxy group, a haloalkoxy... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090294370 - System for filtering water or wastewater and methods of operating the filter system: A filter system for filtering water and/or wastewater including a sludge blanket clarifier for removing at least some impurities from influent. The sludge blanket clarifier includes a clarifier compartment in which a sludge blanket is to be formed to remove at least some impurities from influent directed into the clarifier... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees LLC

20090294371 - Molecular arrangement magnetic treatment apparatus and method: A molecular arrangement magnetic treatment apparatus and method includes an apparatus including a material passageway configured for having material flow therethrough and at least one pair of magnets oriented such that material in the material passageway passes through a magnetic field effect produced by the at least one pair of... Agent: David Odell Simmons

20090294372 - Inhibition of water formed scale in acid conditions: The current invention relates to the inhibition of scale deposits in an acidic slurry or solution. The current invention uses an aqueous synthetic mixture comprising a phosphate, phosphonate, anionic polymer, or combinations thereof in the slurry and/or solution to inhibit scale during the processing of ore. The production of scale... Agent: Nalco Company

20090294373 - Inhibition of water formed scale in acid conditions: The current invention relates to the inhibition of scale deposits in a slurry or solution under acidic conditions. The current invention uses an aqueous synthetic mixture comprising a phosphate, phosphonate, anionic polymer, or combinations thereof in the slurry and/or solution to inhibit scale deposition from acidic process streams. The control... Agent: William J. Maheras Patent And Licensing Department

20090294374 - Method for inhibiting the formation and deposition of silica scale in aqueous systems: wherein M is a repeating unit obtained after polymerization of one or more monomers comprising a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond; r is 0 to about 5 mole percent, s is 100 to about 95 mole percent; R1 is H or C1-C4 alkyl; R2 is a group of formula —(CH2—CHR3—O)n—; R3... Agent: Nalco Company

20090294375 - Fluid treatment apparatus: A fluid treatment apparatus comprises a fluid vessel defining first and second fluid chambers. A fluid inlet is provided for delivering a fluid to be treated into the first fluid chamber. One or more nozzle assemblies are provided for fluid communication between the first and second fluid chambers, wherein said... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090294376 - Method for depolluting aqueous media containing organic pollutants: The process is targeted at reducing the COD and/or the TOC of an aqueous medium comprising organic molecules. It consists in subjecting the aqueous medium to an electron beam generated by an electron accelerator in the presence of a catalyst and in then removing the precipitates formed from the treated... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090294377 - Method for removing dissolved solids from aqueous waste streams: A method for removing dissolved solids from a waste stream, such as that produced in flue gas scrubbing, through an evaporation-crystallization process operated at relatively low temperature. A waste stream is directed into an evaporator and heated at a temperature of less than 60° C. at a pressure below atmospheric... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090294378 - Dual pump water treatment system for automatic top off: A dual pump water treatment system for automatically replenishing the water level within a tank of a marine reef aquarium by alternating between a calcium solution reservoir and an alkalinity solution reservoir. The calcium reservoir is in connection with a first pump, while the alkalinity reservoir is in connection with... Agent: Janine D. Geraigery, Esq. Law Offices Of J.d. Geraigery, P.C.

20090294380 - Air and water treatment apparatus and method: An industrial cleaning system is provided which may comprise a treatment device having at least one inlet and at least one outlet. The treatment device has a gaseous cleansing agent, such as supercharged ozone. It also has a container, wherein the one inlet is operatively connected to the container. The... Agent: Brouse Mcdowell Lpa

20090294379 - Controlled release of additive compositions: A container for releasing an additive composition into a liquid composition includes a liquid impermeable casing separate and apart from an internal combustion engine filter housing, and having a hollow interior, and at least one opening and a further opening into the hollow interior. The container further includes a structure... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090294381 - Methods for controlling ph in water sanitized by chemical or electrolytic chlorination: The invention relates to the control of pH in water where hydroxyl ions are being produced by adding to the water an amount of transition metal salt sufficient to bind with hydroxyl into a slightly soluble or insoluble reaction product, thereby removing sufficient hydroxyl ion from the water to lower... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090294382 - Method for treating ship ballast water: A method for treating ship ballast water in which aquatic organisms in the ship ballast water are exterminated by adding hydrogen peroxide or a compound producing hydrogen peroxide in an amount such that a hydrogen peroxide concentration comes to be 10 to 500 mg/L to the ship ballast water, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090294383 - Flexible centrifuge bag and methods of use: A flexible, disposable centrifuge bag for receiving and holding a fluid sample, comprising one or more tubes and upper and lower flexible sheets having doughnut shaped configurations. The upper and lower sheets are superimposed and completely sealed together at their outer perimeters to define an outer perimeter of the centrifuge... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090294384 - Removal of bitumen from slurry using a scavenging gas: A separating apparatus can be used for separating components of a fluid. The apparatus can include a substantially open cylindrical vessel and a helical confined conduit connected upstream of the cylindrical vessel. The open vessel can include an open vessel inlet configured to introduce a fluid tangentially into the open... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090294385 - Filtration method, filter-incorporated tip, and filtration device: The present invention relates to a filtration method, a filter-incorporated tip and a filtration device, and its object is to perform efficient and swift isolation of a target substance. The filtration method therefore comprises: a liquid introducing step to introduce a liquid into a filter-incorporated tip through a guide opening... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

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