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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100018911 - Water distribution manifold assembly: The teachings presented herein provide a water distribution manifold assembly for distribution of water for mixed indoor and outdoor usage. The assembly finds direct application in water reclamation and conservation in that it allows for the use of runoff and gray water. The assembly integrates in-line filtration in a convenient,... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100018912 - Water filter device having encoding structure: The present invention relates to a water filter device comprising a filter head with filter head components, a replaceable filter candle with filter candle components, and an encoding structure which is formed between a filter head component and a filter candle component. Said water filter device is distinguished, in a... Agent: William D Breneman Breneman & Georges

20100018913 - Filter and sterilization apparatus: A filter- and sterilizing apparatus comprising a gravity filter device with a liquid supply (L1), a downpipe filter (F) and a clean liquid drainage (L3) as well as a sterilizing device (U) hydraulically connected to the downpipe filter, is characterized in that the sterilizing device connected to the clean liquid... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East

20100018914 - Vault filter: A filter system includes a plurality of filter assemblies coupled to a common receiving chamber. Each filter assembly is arranged so that filtered water can flow into the receiving chamber under the influence of gravity and pressure from the difference in water level on the outside of the filter assemblies... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100018915 - Fluid filter with polymeric membrane and metal supports: The present invention provides a fluid filter utilizing a polymeric membrane supports by metallic screens contained in a housing. The supports have apertures through which fluid can pass. The metallic supports are created such that they have at least one surface substantially free from burrs, so as not to damage... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100018916 - Horizontal-tube sedimentation-separation apparatus: The embodiments of the invention described herein above in the context of the preferred embodiments are not to be taken as limiting the embodiments of the invention to all of the provided details thereof, since modifications and variations thereof may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of... Agent: Nils H. Ljungman & Associates

20100018917 - Methods and apparatus for processing organic waste: A method for processing brewery waste that includes receiving spent grain, low strength wastewater and high strength wastewater. The spent grain, low strength wastewater and high strength wastewater is processed with a plug flow anaerobic digester to produce a first output. A portion of the first output is processed with... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100018918 - Method and device for the aerobic treatment of waste water: The present invention relates to a method for cleaning waste water, particularly for the continuous cleaning of waste water in the paper industry, wherein oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas and waste water to be cleaned are delivered to an aerobic reactor, the waste water is brought into contact with aerobic... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100018919 - System for treating recirculation nutrient using floating media: A system for treating recirculating nutrients using floating media is disclosed. The system is operated in such way that wastewater influent path is changed between a first mode and a second mode at a certain period of time interval. Wastewater influent at the first mode sequentially flows into a first... Agent: Hughes Law Firm, PLLC

20100018920 - Reaction and separation methods: A method of separating compounds that includes the steps of: tagging at least a first organic compound with a first tagging moiety to result in a first tagged compound; tagging at least a second organic compound with a second tagging moiety different from the first tagging moiety to result in... Agent: Bartony & Hare, LLP

20100018921 - Reverse osmosis water recover method: A method for cleaning and maintaining reverse osmosis membrane filters by injecting sulfurous acid into water to form sulfurous acid (H2SO3), and then sequentially filtering the acidified water through membrane filters to reduce alkalinity and mineral scaling, add sufficient SO2 as a biocide to attack bacteria and other micro organisms... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20100018922 - Method and apparatus for processing vegetable oil miscella, method for conditioning a polymeric microfiltration membrane, membrane, and lecithin product: A method for processing vegetable oil miscella is provided. The method includes steps of feeding vegetable oil miscella to a conditioned polymeric microfiltration membrane, and recovering a permeate stream having a decreased weight percent of phospholipids compared with the weight percent of phospholipids provided in the miscella. The retentate stream... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100018923 - Dialysis system with flow regulation device: A dialysis system includes a dialysis machine with a variable fluid demand including at least a lower demand and a higher demand. A fluid source is in fluid communication with the dialysis machine and provides fluid to the dialysis machine at a fluid flow rate. A flow regulation device includes... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100018924 - Fluid treatment arrangements and methods: Fluid treatment arrangements and methods involve a plurality of fluid treatment modules and a core assembly that extends through the plurality of fluid treatment modules. Each fluid treatment module has a feed region, a permeate region, and a fluid treatment medium separating the feed region from the permeate region. The... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100018925 - Uv treated membranes: Non-coherent UV-treated porous halopolymer membranes are disclosed.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100018926 - Mixed matrix membranes containing ion-exchanged molecular sieves: The present invention discloses mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) comprising ion-exchanged molecular sieves such as UZM-5 zeolite ion-exchanged with Li+ cation (Li-UZM-5) and a continuous polymer matrix and methods for making and using these membranes. These MMMs, comprising ion-exchanged molecular sieves, in the form of symmetric dense films, asymmetric flat sheets,... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100018927 - Water ionizer faucet and methodology for its use: One possible embodiment of the invention could be a water ionizer faucet comprising of a body supporting a first spout, a second spout, and a water control valve, the body being adapted to be attached to a sink having a drain; each spout having an open tip continuously connected to... Agent: Long & Chybik

20100018928 - Device for performing separations and methods of making and using same: Embodiments of the present invention feature a device (11) for performing separations, methods of making and using such device (11). The device (11) includes a tubular member (13) having an exterior surface (17) and an interior surface (19). The interior surface (19) defines a chamber (25) having an outlet end... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation

20100018930 - Control system: An apparatus and method for controlling a water characteristic of a body of water by controlling the cyclic release of a water characteristic material into the body of water with or without the system being responsive to a level of the water characteristic in the body of water with the... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20100018929 - Primary equalization settling tank: Disclosed is a system for treating waste water. The system may be applied to any application for the treatment of waste water which benefits from an equalized flow into the waste water treatment processes, such as industrial batch discharges, storm water settling and screening, and septic receiving at a waste... Agent: Harris Beach PLLC

20100018931 - Vessel with oxygenation system and decontamination method: The waterborne vessel, in one embodiment, utilizes an underwater tunnel through which passes flowing water, an ozone gas generator, an ozone plus hydroxyl radical gas generator and a source of atmospheric oxygen. A manifold mixer mixes pressurized water independently with the ozone, the ozone plus hydroxyl radical gas and the... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.

20100018932 - Method and installation for bringing ozone into contact with a flow of liquid, in particular a flow of drinking water or wastewater: Method for bringing ozone into contact with a flow of liquid in which a fraction of the liquid flow is tapped off, a carrier gas laden with ozone is injected into the tapped-off flow, forming gas bubbles, the gas bubbles and the liquid are mixed so as to form a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100018933 - Method and apparatus for conducting supercritical wet oxidation reactions contained within a fluid envelope: A method and apparatus for conducting supercritical wet oxidation reactions wherein any precipitated solids do not contact the solid side walls of the containment vessel so as to prevent any of these precipitated solids from adhering to or corrode the vessel walls is provided. To do this, a controlled, continuous... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100018934 - Polysulfone and poly(n-vinyl lactam) polymer alloy and fiber and filter materials made of the alloy: A polymer alloy has been developed comprising a polysulfone and a vinyl lactam polymer. The resulting alloy has excellent thermal characteristics and even in the presence of substantial quantities in vinyl lactam polymers, has solvent resistance to both organic and aqueous solvent materials. The materials, when dissolved in solvents, can... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100018935 - Multi-phase separation system: A multiphase separation system utilized to remove contaminants from fluids includes a pre-filtering module for filtering a contaminated fluid to provide a filtered contaminated fluid. A condenser module receives the filtered contaminated fluid and a contaminated gas phase for condensing the contaminated gas phase to a contaminated liquid. A phase... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

  
01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100012557 - Septic tank wastewater treatment system: A simple and improved septic tank wastewater treatment system is needed to improve effluent quality and reduce conventional onsite system failures such as hydraulic overloading and formation of a clogging biomat in the soil treatment area. One illustrative embodiment of the septic tank system (10, 100, 122) disclosed includes a... Agent: Innovation Law Office Of Dennis Schell

20100012558 - Wastewater treatment systems and methods: Systems and methods for wastewater treatment. A nitrate source may be dosed to a collection tank, such as a wet well, for downstream control of hydrogen sulfide levels in the wastewater. A source of a strong oxidizer may also be dosed to the wet well. The oxidizer, such as chlorite,... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP U0105

20100012559 - Overflow device for water tank: The present invention is directed to an aquarium overflow device for supplying the water W in an aquarium to an external device outside the aquarium and for supplying the water W in the external device into the aquarium. The device is equipped with an inverted U-shaped siphon pipe 55 for... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100012560 - Chemical solution feeder and method: A feeder is disclosed for dissolving a chemical and mixing it with a liquid. The feeder includes a hopper adapted to hold the chemical, a nozzle located in the hopper, and a supply of the liquid to the nozzle to dissolve the chemical on contact with the liquid from the... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100012561 - Multiple valve assembly for reducing water loss from a leak: A valve assembly for reducing water loss from a leak from a water device. The valve assembly includes a first passage through which water flows from a water source to the water device and a second passage through which water flows from the water device. A first valve is in... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100012562 - Turbomachine filter system having a drain with one-way valve: A turbomachine includes a compressor portion having an intake and a filtration system having an interior and an exterior. The filtration system is arranged upstream of the intake and includes a drain capable of fluid communication with the exterior of the filtration system. The drain includes a one-way valve that... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100012563 - Debris removal device: A moss and debris removal device having an elongated member with a top edge and a bottom edge wherein the top edge and bottom edge have teeth. A line is mounted to the elongated member. The elongated member has a plurality of holes. In one embodiment, the teeth of the... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C

20100012564 - Device for holding and separating chippings and cooling liquid accumulating on machine tools (conveyance): The invention relates to a device for holding and separating chippings and cooling liquid accumulating on machine tools, comprising: a holding tank (1) for holding the chippings and cooling liquid; a guide section (2); a discharge section (3), a chain-like closed conveying element (4), which is guided over return elements... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20100012565 - High efficiency chromatography column with re-usable end cap: A low cost re-usable end-cap for disposable chromatographic columns or solid phase extraction cartridges that simultaneously provide sealing of the column and axial compression, and chromatography columns and solid phase extraction cartridges employing such re-usable end caps.... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100012566 - Separation column and liquid chromotograph using the same: The flow rate of a solvent is reduced as a separation column and the separation performance is improved even under high-pressure conditions. There is provided a separation column including a monolith rod into which a sample and a mobile phase flow, the separation column comprising: a coating material coated on... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100012567 - Magnetic iron particle filter: The art to which this patent pertains is that no device exists in today's market to filter out fine metal particles which can slip past conventional “oil filter” filter elements. These fine metal particles contribute to engine ware. This invention extracts these particles using electromagnetism and stores them in a... Agent: Irving Bornstein

20100012568 - Fuel cartridge: Provided is a fuel cartridge in which a liquid fuel is not lost in storage, in which a follower is prevented from being deformed and separating even when heavy vibration is exerted onto the fuel cartridge to make it possible to stably supply the liquid fuel directly to a fuel... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100012569 - Hot water filter for a dishwasher: A hot water filter (30) for a dishwasher (10) having a base (34) connected to a hot water line (28) to allow water to be filtered prior to introduction into the dishwasher washing compartment, a filter element (42) and a housing element (40) for attaching to the base (34) and... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.

20100012570 - Rotary disc filter and module for constructing same: A rotary disc filter device includes a rotary drum and one or more disc-shaped filter members secured about the drum. Each disc-shaped filter member includes a filter disposed on opposite sides thereof and each disc-shaped filter member includes a modular frame made up, in part at least, by a series... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100012571 - Filter element: A filter device having a filter housing (1) and at least one filter element (13) that can be received in the filter housing (1) and that has an inner fluid space (71), which is limited by a filter medium (17), through which the fluid to be cleaned can flow, and... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20100012572 - Disc-shaped filter elements and methods to provide disc-shaped filter elements: The present invention relates to a disc-shaped filter element and to a method to provide a disc-shaped filter element. A disc-shaped filter element has a diameter K, and comprises a first and a second ring-like shaped, liquid permeable support member having an outer edge having a diameter Ds and an... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100012573 - Rotary fan press: A liquid extraction assembly for extracting liquid from a mass comprising a housing having an inlet and an outlet and a path therebetween. The housing includes a rotating screen adjacent the path. The housing can have a nozzle at the inlet. The housing can include an inflatable member providing a... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20100012574 - Horizontal filter stage with simultaneous venting and draining: A filter assembly for filtering particulate contaminants from a fluid comprises: a generally cylindrical filter unit with one end closed and the other end open with a generally circular first fluid port and a generally annular second fluid port in a coaxial arrangement; a filter head comprising a generally circular... Agent: Stephen George Mican

20100012575 - Channel filter having surface topology for filtering micro particles and method for manufacturing same: Disclosed is a channel filter for separating microparticles, and more particularly to a channel filter which can easily separate a sample having various sized microparticles by using a surface topology. In the disclosed channel filter, a topology having an upward/downward reference height from a sample inlet to an outlet is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100012576 - Nanoporous carbonaceous membranes and related methods: Disclosed are nanoporous carbonaceous membranes and related devices, along with associated methods.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100012577 - 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

20100012578 - Method of removing impurities from gas or liquid streams using copper oxide and halide salt: Mixing small amounts of an inorganic halide, such as NaCl, to basic copper carbonate followed by calcination at a temperature sufficient to decompose the carbonate results in a significant improvement in resistance to reduction of the resulting copper oxide. The introduction of the halide can be also achieved during the... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100012579 - Wastewater separator: A wastewater separator comprises an inner pivoting assembly and an outer pivoting assembly. The wastewater is guided onto a blade which helically extends in the axial direction of the inner pivoting assembly. The inner pivoting assembly and the outer pivoting assembly are driven to pivot for enabling the impurity in... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20100012580 - Novel systems and methods for wastewater treatment: A method of wastewater treatment is described. The method includes: (i) receiving wastewater; (ii) performing a first type of treatment on wastewater to produce wastewater having a first property which is capable of changing; (iii) preventing the first property from changing; (iv) performing a second type of treatment on wastewater;... Agent: Ecotech Law Group, P.C.

20100012581 - Denitrification treatment system and method: A two-stage treatment process, for the treatment of nitrate rich water, particularly aquaculture pond water, wherein in the first stage a degassing chamber is used for removing dissolved oxygen from a stream of water flowing out of the aquaculture system, and in the second stage the stream of water obtained... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100012582 - Method and apparatus for biological wastewater purification: The known activated sludge processes have several disadvantages. With the conventional sludge processes only a limited high dry matter content TSBB can be achieved in an activated sludge tank and a high amount of return sludge has to be pumped. The dry matter content TSFB on the membranes is limited... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100012583 - Advanced biorefinery process: The present invention is a method for refining native biomass to extremely fine and highly disrupted particles using high shear and/or cavitation in combination with high temperature and high or low pH conditions which dissolve biomass to a high percentage. The method of the present invention results in a high... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20100012584 - Method for enriching one or more compounds of a mixture using a liquid mobile phase containing a gas: The object of the invention is a method for enriching by chromatography of one or more compounds of a mixture in at least one column using an eluent, characterized in that a liquid mobile phase containing dissolved gas is used as eluent. A further object of the invention in the... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100012585 - Membrane filtration process and design: A membrane filtration system (5) including: a feed containing vessel (7); a membrane module (6) including one or more hollow permeable membranes (8) for filtering feed liquid, located in the feed containing vessel (7); means for applying a pressure differential across walls of the membranes (8) to induce filtration therethrough;... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100012586 - Methods and devices for minimizing membrane fouling for microfluidic separators: A fluid separation method for performing fluid analysis of an unfiltered fluid. The fluid separation method includes providing a structure with a fluid analyzer and a power supply. Using a substrate for receiving a fluid flow stream of a multiphase mixture through a fluid sample inlet, wherein the substrate interconnects... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department

20100012587 - Method for treating a fluid using a self-organized network adsorbed on a surface: The invention concerns a method for treating a fluid. According to the invention, the fluid is contacted with a substrate at the surface of which there is a network of organic molecules, hereafter referred to as “network molecules”, having a central corre and at least one lateral arm, said molecules... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100012588 - system and method for the extra-corporeal purification of blood of pathogenic enzymes: The invention concerns an extra-corporeal system and method to purify blood of pathogenic enzymes which initiate tumoral processes as well as evoke dystrophic muscular lesion, including enzymes of the group of cysteine peptidases, in particular of cathepsins B and L and calpain, this system being intended for removing these proteins... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100012589 - Unit and method for preparing a sample for the microbiological analysis of a liquid: The method comprises the step of obtaining such a unit (1), of disposing the filter (2) and collection (3) modules in a first position, of passing a liquid from the filter module (2) to attain the collection module (3), of disposing the filter (2) and collection (3) modules relative to... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100012590 - Method and system for treatment of water: A method and a device for the treatment of water. The device has a housing comprising an inlet for receiving and an outlet for discharging a volume of water; a first filter media, positioned within the housing comprising an acidic cation exchange resin capable of exchanging at least a portion... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100012591 - Method for forming a high-gradient magnetic field and a substance separation device based thereon: The invention relates to a magnetic separation device and is used for separating paramagnetic substances from diamagnetic substances, the paramagnetic substances according to the paramagnetic susceptibility thereof and the diamagnetic substances according to the diamagnetic susceptibility thereof. Said invention can be used for electronics, metallurgy and chemistry, for separating biological... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100012592 - Method for controlling a blood processing system by observing a separation region and an extraction port: The invention relates generally to methods of monitoring and controlling the processing of blood and blood samples, particularly the separation of blood and blood samples into its components with a two-dimensional optical measurement and control device. The method may comprise the steps of providing a blood processing system comprising a... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20100012593 - Process for treating water: A process is disclosed for treating impure water by introducing a solution of electrolyticially generated silver citrate into the impure water wherein the silver is electrolytically generated in a solution of citric acid and water.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100012594 - Method of collecting high-level radioactive uranium powder underwater: This present invention is related to a method of collecting high-level radioactive contaminated uranium powder underwater. It utilizes a long rod fixed to the pipe of the sewage pump at bottom, and takes another end of the sewage pump to connect to the sediment bag to collect uranium powder which... Agent: Michael Lin

20100012595 - Direct stripping cyclone: Systems and methods for the separation of a particulate-fluid suspension are provided. An apparatus for the separation of a particulate-fluid suspension can include an enclosed vessel having two or more sections disposed coaxially along a common longitudinal centerline, wherein a first section has a first cross sectional area, and a... Agent: Kellogg Brown & Root LLC Attn: Christian Heausler

20100012596 - Apparatus and method for filtering a material from a liquid medium: An apparatus for filtering a material from a medium includes a first housing having a wall with a plurality of openings formed therein, a conveyor disposed in the housing for moving the material therealong, and a conduit line communicating with the interior of the housing for supplying the medium to... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100012597 - Frigid-reactance grease/oil removal system: In accordance with all embodiments; an organic/inorganic liquid grease and/or oil removal system that, upon contact with greases and/or oils in, on, or about liquid, gaseous, or upon solid media, instantaneously causes them to become more viscous and collected onto itself by the split-second elimination of heat bound within the... Agent: Magdiel S. David

20100012598 - Device and method for separating components of a fluid sample: A device and method is provided for separating heavier and lighter fractions of a fluid sample. The device includes a plurality of constituents comprising a container and a composite element in the container. The composite element is a separator comprising at least two components and more particularly an elastic portion... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

  
01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100006483 - Replaceable filter elements including unique pressure relief and systems including same: According to one embodiment a replaceable filter element includes a substantially annular filter media extending from a first end to a second end and has an exterior, a substantially hollow interior, and a first permeability. A first end plate is coupled to the first end of the substantially annular filter... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100006484 - Vehicle water flow level system with display and memory controllers: A Vehicle Water Flow Level System with Display and Memory Controllers has an external unit with inner and outer chambers which can be easily attached to the exterior of the vehicle while the Display and Memory Controllers can be within the interior. The overall shape of the external unit can... Agent: Charles Goodman

20100006485 - Water filtration fill stick: This is a device used for purifying water for eventual use in a swimming pool, hot tub, spa or aquarium The water is passed through a tube and purified by means of filtering and/ or ion exchange media, which completely fills the interior of the tube. The choice of filtering... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20100006486 - Unit for integrated waste water biological treatment: The stated technical objective is achieved due to the fact that the proposed unit is a reservoir comprising a housing, a waste water receiving chamber, an aerotank chamber, a secondary settling tank with discharge of treated water and an activated sludge stabilizer, which are all arranged in the said housing,... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100006487 - Drain inlet vault and method of assembly: A drain inlet vault comprises a plurality of pre-cast concrete vault sections stacked one upon the other to form the vault. Each vault section has essentially the same cross-sectional configuration and at least one perimeter edge that upon stacking the vault sections one on top of the other the perimeter... Agent: Connors Associates

20100006488 - Well fluid separator tank for separation of fluid comprising water, oil and gas, use of such a tank, and a method for separating a well fluid including water, oil, and gas: A well fluid separator tank comprises an essentially cylindrical vertical tank (1) having an upper part (6) and a lower part (7) divided by an upward protruding conical frusta shaped wall (5), a tangentially arranged inlet (2) for fluid in the upper part of the tank, at least one first... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100006489 - Wastewater flow diverter: An apparatus for diverting wastewater in septic system comprises a top, a side adjoining and extending downwardly from the top, the top and the side form an inner volume and a partially open bottom. The bottom can be fully open. A first opening extends upwardly from the partially open bottom.... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100006490 - Treatment apparatus for ship ballast water: A practical treatment apparatus for ship ballast water, which can kill aquatic organisms contained in the ballast water, is provided by being easily incorporated in an existing ballast-water system piping in a ship. In a branch pipe 131 branched from the existing ballast-water system piping for taking in the ballast... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100006491 - Device for dehumidifying and compacting solids contained in sewage for disposal: The device for dehumidifying and compacting solids contained in sewage for disposal, is designed to be applicable to machinery (1) comprising: a tubular screen (2) having at least an inlet (4) for a product to be separated, at least an outlet (5) for a separated solid part, and at least... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100006492 - Apparatus for the continuous filtering of impurities from a flowable compound: The invention relates to an apparatus for the continuous filtering of impurities from a flowable compound, especially a plastic melt, comprising a filter insert (3) in the form of a hollow rotary body which is held to rotate about its rotational axis (A) relative to a housing (1, 2) and... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100006493 - Oelfilteranordnung und filterelement hierfuer: An oil filter assembly (10) has a receiving chamber (18) that can be closed by a cover element (14) and a spring-loaded supporting tube (22) that is fixed in the receiving chamber and is designed to receive a filter element (20) that can be radially traversed by oil. The supporting... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20100006494 - Bio-resistant filter coalescer cartridge: A filter coalescer cartridge for treating jet fuels is disclosed. The filter coalescer cartridge has spaced apart filter/coalescer layers to effectively remove particulate contaminates and water from the transient fuel being treated. The outer most layer is a knitted sock material formed from cotton threads including a metallic silver disposed... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100006495 - Semipermeable polymers and method for producing same: A method of making a composite semipermeable membrane by coating a porous support with an anhydrous solution comprising an anhydrous solvent, a polyfunctional secondary amine and a pre-polymer deposition catalyst, to form an activated pre-polymer layer on the porous support and contacting the activated pre-polymer layer with an anhydrous, organic... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100006496 - Water separation membrane: Provided is a water separation membrane capable of effectively separating water from a water solution of ethanol, saccharide or the like. The water separation membrane is composed of polypyrrole doped with a sulfonate ion. The sulfonate ion may be an aromatic or aliphatic sulfonate ion.... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100006497 - Expanded ptfe membrane and method of making: A method of making a porous membrane includes, in an exemplary embodiment, mixing together a first fine powder PTFE resin and a second fine powder PTFE resin to form a PTFE resin mixture. The first PTFE resin having a characteristic of forming more and longer fibrils than fibrils formed from... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (23437) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100006498 - Multilayer composite nonwoven material, a fluid filter and a method of making the nonwoven material: Disclosed herein is a multilayer, composite nonwoven material comprising a first’ fibrous nonwoven web having 1 an interior face in contact with an interior face of a second fibrous nonwoven web and a resin binding the fibers in the first and second webs; the fibers of the first web comprising... Agent: Diane F. Covello Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20100006499 - Support for holding a complexed accumulation of degrading bacteria and manufacturing method thereof, novel bacteria, and method of cleaning polluted environment and device thereof: The present invention provides a stable complex microbial system, which simultaneously decomposes a plurality of organic contaminants even under a polluted environment with these contaminants and permits more effective decomposition of persistent organic contaminants such as PCNB and simazine. A support for holding a complexed accumulation of degrading bacteria, which... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20100006500 - Saf system and method involving specific treatments at respective stages: A wastewater treatment system comprising one apparatus (1) for de-nitrification and effluent solids removal, another apparatus (2) for biological main treatment, and a further apparatus (3) for solids removal (5), each apparatus including a volume (40) in which each process is performed, a media-retaining sieve (6) at the volume (40)... Agent: The Weinstraub Group, P.L.C

20100006501 - Method for separation: The invention relates to a method for separation of elements from a fluid using affinity-bearing particles suspended in the fluid and using ultrasonic standing waves and micro-fluidics. The method includes the steps of: mixing said fluid mixture with particles (10) having affinity to at least one element (9) to be... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100006502 - Discrete drop dispensing device and method of use: A discrete drop dispensing device comprises a substrate comprising an upper surface and a lower surface and orifices extending from the upper surface to the lower surface, adapted to receive a fluid at a flow rate. The discrete drop dispensing device also comprises an oscillator disposed adjacent to the substrate... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100006503 - Membrane structures and their production and use: A method is provided for forming zeolite membranes in internal surfaces of a plurality of conduits in a cylindrical porous ceramic monolith, the conduits extending from one end of the monolith to the other, said method including a step of: flowing a pre-treatment liquid including a zeolite initiating agent into... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100006504 - Liquid separation device, flow channel material and process for producing the same: A liquid separation device is provided, and is capable of suppressing the lowering of filtration function due to an increase in flow channel resistance of permeated liquid which results in a separation membrane falling in a groove of a permeated liquid flow channel material along with accompanied breakage of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100006505 - Filter with iodinated resin and filter life indicator: A filter having a flow path for a filtrate may generally comprise an iodinated resin, wherein the iodinated resin releases iodine into the filtrate, and an ion exchange column downstream from the iodinated resin, the ion exchange column comprising at least one ion exchange resin, wherein the at least one... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100006506 - Process for treating substances contaminated by heavy metals: Process for treating substances contaminated by heavy metals, according to which a calcium phosphate gel is produced and is brought into contact with the contaminated substances.... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta

20100006507 - Water treating methods: A method of treating low-pressure untreated drinking water includes providing a low-pressure water filter device, running low-pressure untreated drinking water from a source of low-pressure untreated drinking water through a low-pressure water filter of the low-pressure water filter device, removing bacteria and viruses from the low pressure untreated drinking water... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100006508 - Multi-stage water filters: Water filters and methods of filtering fluids (e.g., water) to produce treated water such as potable water. Specifically, water filters comprising activated carbon, fiber composites, or combinations thereof that are operable to remove heavy metals and/or viruses from fluids to produce potable water. The water filters may comprise at least... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100006509 - magnetic separation apparatus: A magnetic separation device (1) is provided for separating magnetic particles (15) from a liquid (14) in which they are suspended. The magnetic particles will generally have a target substance bonded thereto. The magnetic separation device comprises a chamber (4) having an opening therein. A nozzle (6) may be formed... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20100006510 - Treatment of aqueous suspensions: A process in which a suspension comprising dispersed particulate material in an aqueous medium is transferred as a fluid to a deposition area, then allowed to stand and rigidify, and in which rigidification is improved whilst retaining the fluidity of the suspension during transfer, by combining with the suspension during... Agent: Joann Villamizar Ciba Corporation/patent Department

20100006511 - Treatment additives and methods for treating an aqueous medium: A method for clarifying an aqueous medium containing suspended material is provided. The method includes dispersing a treatment additive in the aqueous medium containing the suspended material for coagulating and flocculating the suspended material and then separating the suspended material from the treated aqueous medium. The treatment additive includes a... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100006512 - Water scavenging system: A method of removing water (7) from a fuel tank (2) using a water scavenging line (4) which has an inlet (6) immersed in the water and an outlet (5) coupled to a water tank (3). The method comprises filling the fuel tank with fuel (30) whereby the fuel exerts... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100006513 - Method, device and system for water treatment: A device, system and method are provided for treating water, in which a water treating agent is prepared and dispensed to an untreated drinking water source in discrete and consecutive control volumes enabling untreated water in the untreated water source to be treated thereby to provide potable water.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100006514 - Multi-element filter arrangement and methods: A filter element includes a first, outer tubular construction of filter media defining a first open filter interior; a second, inner tuber construction of filter media defining a second open filter interior; the second construction of filter media being located within the first open filter interior and being radially spaced... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100006515 - Method and device for separating fossil and native organic substances: The invention relates to a method and a device for separating fossil and native organic matter from mixtures of organic substances. The invention is characterized by subjecting the mixture of organic substances to a dewatering step (30, 31), to thermomechanical cell lysis (32), to a subsequent dewatering step (33) and... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100006516 - Hydrocyclone: The present invention relates to a separating cyclone for separating a mixture of liquids into a heavy fraction, the cyclone comprising:—a cyclone tube (2) in which a flow space is defined, wherein the cyclone tube is provided with an inlet for infeed of a mixture of at least two different... Agent: Henry C. Query, Jr.

20100006517 - Gravity separator, and a method for separating a mixture containing water, oil, and gas: A gravity separator comprises a vessel within which a mixture containing water, oil, and gas can separate under gravity to form vertically discrete oil and water layers and a gas phase. An inlet duct communicates with a vessel entrance for the mixture containing water, oil, and gas. The inlet duct... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

  
01/07/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100000916 - Fluid filter comprising a protected liquid sensor: The invention relates to a fluid filter (1) comprising a collecting chamber (10) for a liquid which is separated from the fluid, in addition to a filter insert (4) which comprises a filter medium which is permeable to the fluid. The collecting chamber is arranged below the filter medium (5),... Agent: Bohan Mathers

20100000917 - Sewage effluent distribution means: A septic system can include an improved and more reliable apparatus for distributing effluent uniformly to a plurality of portions or fingers of a drain field. In such apparatus, an effluent container, or collection tank, is connected with the outlet of a septic tank, and an effluent-operated valve controls effluent... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100000918 - Two piece non-metallic relief valve: A fluid filter is described, which includes a housing having a first end portion defining fluid inlet and fluid outlet areas, a filter media disposed in the housing, having inlet surfaces communicating with the fluid inlet and outlet surfaces communicating with the fluid outlet, and a relief valve assembly for... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100000919 - Water purification filter assembly: A water purification filter assembly is disclosed. The water purification filter assembly of the present invention includes a manifold, which is provided in a water purifier, and a circular cap, which is provided under the manifold and has a slide slot, with a protrusion provided under the circular cap. The... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100000920 - Membrane coating for a water pressurization bladder: A water pressurization system is shown having a metal tank with a tank interior which is divided into first and second fluid chambers by a flexible membrane. One side of the tank interior is pressurized by compressed air. The membrane has a special coating applied thereto which decreases the natural... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

20100000921 - Dual cell nitrogen removal apparatus: A water treatment apparatus including a series of pairs of water filtration cells of an upwelling type. Each cell of each pair has a longitudinally extending water conduit in fluid communication between an upper and a lower end of each cell. The first cell of each pair is a fluidized... Agent: Charles J. Prescott, P.A.

20100000922 - Truss type high pressure center support for liquid filtration: A central support for a liquid filter is described. The support has a truss element disposable centrally in the liquid filter to provide a crush-resistant structure supporting a filter media of the liquid filter, elongated straight members of the truss element, connected at joints to form a coplanar cross section,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100000923 - Pump system for deep fryers using trans-fat-free cooking oil: A pump for use in a filtration process for a deep fryer is disclosed. The pump includes a drive shaft linked to a motor or motor drive shaft. The drive shaft passes through a seal assembly before passing into the pump chamber. The seal includes an outer seal housing that... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull

20100000924 - 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.

20100000926 - Device for separation of fluid, in particular oil, gas and water: A device for separation of fluid, in particular oil, gas and water, in connection with the extraction of such a fluid from formations under the surface of the earth or the sea bed. The fluid is transported in a supply pipe or transport pipe (4) to a separator (1) in... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100000925 - Method for monitoring a plurality of electrical luminous elements and device for disinfecting a substance by means of ultraviolet radiation: d

20100000928 - Chromatography columns and their operaiton: A method of operating chromatography column apparatus comprising a column tube (101) and first and second discrete end cell structures, associated with the respective ends of the column tube and positionable to close off the column tube and define therein a column space for retaining chromatography medium in use of... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100000927 - Fluid conduits with molded plastic part: A method of providing a conduit (5, 7, 49, 51 93, 129, 131, 151, 231, 233, 259) adapted for conducting a medium, with a functional element. The functional element is adapted for at least one of: coupling, connecting, sealing, fixing, adjusting, aligning, receiving, protecting, and positioning the conduit. A part,... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100000929 - System comprising a fluid treatment module and a support structure: A system comprising a fluid treatment assembly, means for feeding the assembly with fluid to be treated and receiving treated fluid, and a structure (12) on which the assembly is adapted to be removably mounted, to interengage complementary connectors thereof with each other, is characterized in that it includes cooperating... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20100000930 - Drain pipe connector for fluid filters: The present invention is directed to a no-leak drain pipe connector for a fluid filter which helps prevent the splashing of hot fluid on individuals performing filter element and oil changes.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100000931 - Potable liquid dispenser: A potable liquid dispensing apparatus includes a housing configured to be coupled to a source of potable liquid. A filter is disposed within the housing for the passage of the potable liquid.... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100000932 - Filter apparatus capable of releasing air: [Means for solving the problems] The holder (3) of a filter apparatus (1) comprises a front panel (5) and a rear panel (7) vertically positioned parallel with each other. The front panel (5) and the rear panel (7) are connected to each other through a connection portion capable of forming... Agent: Entegris, Inc.

20100000933 - Disposable vacuum filtration apparatus capable of detecting microorganisms and particulates in liquid samples: A vacuum filtration apparatus for detecting microorganisms and particulates in liquid samples. The apparatus includes a base, an absorbent pad, a filter means, a funnel and a lid. The funnel is releasably attached to the base, and may contain an integral flexible seal for releasably sealing the filter means to... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100000934 - Filter assembly with sealing system: A filter assembly including a tubular filter housing and a removable filter element for use therein that employ a compressible seal element. The seal element connected to the rest of the filter element and located to sealingly engage the filter housing. In an aspect, a separate, rigid support member is... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20100000935 - Membrane element, membrane unit, and multi-deck membrane unit: Provided are membrane elements and membrane units capable of easily forming a space part surrounded with a frame body above the membrane elements regardless of the number of the membrane elements. That is, the membrane elements are membrane elements each comprising filtering membranes on both surfaces of a plate-like supporting... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100000936 - Hollow-fiber membrane and hollow-fiber membrane module having the same included therein: The present invention provides hollow fiber membranes and a hollow fiber membrane module having the same included therein, which even when highly filled, can reduce the size of the module and simultaneously maintain a crimped state enabling a good flow of a dialysate or buffer in the module by an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100000937 - Fluororesin polymer separation membrane and process for producing the same: A fluorine resin polymer separation membrane and a manufacturing method of the same, which are excellent in a virus-eliminating property, further excellent in water permeability, chemical strength (chemical resistance), physical strength, and an antifouling property, and particularly suitable for practicable use as a filtration membrane for the elimination of viruses,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100000938 - Header for module of hollow fiber membranes and method of potting hollow fibers: Hollow fiber membranes are potted by injecting a liquid material into a substantially closed cavity (44) containing the fibers. The cavity may be formed in part by the interaction of a mold a permeate pan (52) and a layer of an adhesive pre-applied to a bundle of the membranes.... Agent: Bereskin & Parr (mississauga) / Ge

20100000939 - Process for production of hollow-fiber membrane bundles: The present invention relates to a method of producing a hollow fiber membrane bundle having an end fixed with a casting material wherein the ends of hollow fiber membranes are fixed with the casting material in a condition that an insert is placed inside a hollow fiber membrane bundle at... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100000940 - Reactor comprising a supply distribution system for anaerobic waste water treatment: Disclosed is a reactor for anaerobically treating waste water, especially treating waste water from the paper industry. Said reactor comprises a reactor vessel, at least one supply pipe which is arranged in the bottom area of the reactor vessel and is used for feeding waste water that is to be... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100000942 - Monopersulfate treatment of membranes: A method of improving the water permeability and/or cleaning a porous polymeric membrane (such as a microfiltration or ultrafiltration membrane comprising the step of contacting said a porous polymeric membrane with a source of monopersulfate and a halide ion, such as chloride and optionally a base. The source of monopersulfate... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100000941 - Simple gas scouring method and apparatus: A method of cleaning a membrane (6) in a membrane filtration system by flowing gas bubbles past the surfaces of the membrane (6) to scour accumulated solids therefrom. The method includes flowing a liquid past a supply of gas; creating a reduced pressure within the liquid flow to cause a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100000943 - Method and apparatus for desolvating flowing liquid: Methods and apparatus for desolvating flowing liquid streams while retaining temporal resolution of dissolved substrates are disclosed. A novel small-scale self-regulating spray dryer preserves temporal resolution while desolvating a liquid chromatography eluent stream and depositing the solute onto an optical surface for infrared spectrographic analysis. The liquid eluent is pumped... Agent: David Silverstein Andover -ip-law

20100000944 - Control equipment and method for an extracorporeal blood circuit: Control equipment for an extracorporeal blood circuit (2), in which the extracorporeal circuit (2) has an access branch (8) and a return branch (10) connected to a blood treatment element (4; 4, 11a; 4, 11v; 25; 25, 11a, 25, 11v), is provided with a sensor for measuring a first temperature... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100000945 - Filtering apparatus and method of use: A filtering apparatus comprises a microporous membrane and an actuator. The membrane is positioned to traverse across the hollow interior of a conduit used for the transport of molecules in bulk. In one example, the pores of the membrane comprise a plurality of open-ended carbon nanotubes. The actuator comprises a... Agent: Nasa Johnson Space Center

20100000946 - Production of a fermentation product: f

20100000947 - Treating method of a fluorinated surfactant-containing aqueous solution: The present invention provides a treatment method by which a fluorinated surfactant such as PFOA can be removed from water very efficiently. The treatment method includes a step (1) of contacting a water to be treated containing 100 to 10000 ppb of a fluorinated surfactant with an activated carbon and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100000948 - Water treatment equipment using pulsed ultraviolet lamp: Disclosed therein is a water treatment equipment using pulsed ultraviolet lamp, which emits pulsed ultraviolet rays of high power and high transmission. The water treatment system can be usefully used in a purification plant or in a waste water treatment plant of high turbidity since the UV lamp adapted for... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100000949 - System and method for water restoration: System and method for water restoration to a water pool or to water regions associated with freshwater or saltwater marinas. Embodiments include a positive water flow device that works in unison with a negative water flow device, wherein the positive and negative flow devices are separated from each other in... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

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