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Liquid purification or separation March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100072117 - Swirling air injected pool filter: An improved filter capable of operating in a backwash mode that creates an upward swirling flow in the hollow interior of the pool filter container. During the backwash cycle, water or air and water are injected into the pool filter container at an angle. In the preferred embodiment, a mixture... Agent: Wiley Horton

20100072118 - Low operating head polishing sand filter: This invention relates to a novel low operating head polishing sand filter comprising: (a) a plural-layer media bed comprising small, medium and large crushed quartzite; (b) an untreated water inlet system; (c) an underdrain system; (d) a filtered water collection and outlet system; and (e) a backwash water inlet, collection... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100072119 - Self cleaning system for swim spas and hot tubs: A self cleaning system for a swim spa and a hot tub including a container for holding water having a weight bearing floor and sides. A basin may be positioned in the floor of the container and is integral with the container. A perforated cover may be set into the... Agent: Miller Thomson LLP

20100072120 - Fuel filter apparatus: A filter apparatus F includes a bag-shape filter body and is attached in such a manner that an internal space of the filter body is connected to a fuel inlet in a fuel tank. The filter body includes two or more filter materials laminated each other. At least one of... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100072121 - Improved static fluid separator device: A fluid separator includes a casing and a tubular main body disposed in the casing and having a central axis, inlet and outlet ends spaced along the axis, inner and outer circumferential surfaces; and drain passage(s) extending radially between the inner and outer surfaces. A collection chamber is defined between... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100072122 - Supporting plate of a device: A supporting plate of a device is suggested. The device has at least one component and a housing for at least partly protecting the component. The supporting plate has at least one receiving element adapted for accepting the at least one component of the device in at least one of... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100072123 - Adjustable height liquid level management tools and systems: A lift mechanism positioned on a tank containing potentially explosive gases, corrosive material and/or poisonous material with the motor of the mechanism on top of the lift and more than five feet away from any vent or opening of the tank and one or more devices inside the tank being... Agent: Keith R. Haslem

20100072124 - Hollow fiber membrane module: This invention provides a hollow fiber membrane module which can reduce pressure loss in discharging water within a module and can reduce operating power. A hollow fiber membrane bundle comprising a plurality of numbers of hollow fiber membranes are disposed within a cylindrical case having in its side face an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100072125 - Filter cartridge unit with adhesive interconnecting filter cartridge and end plates: A filter cartridge unit including a first end plate, at least one second end plate, and a filter cartridge that is arranged between the end plates. The filter cartridge is connected, in a form-fitting and fluid-tight manner, to its adjacent end plates in a circumferential subarea of contact surfaces thereof... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100072126 - Filter material and method for producing the same: The filter material has a high dust collection efficiency and a high liquid permeability and is suitable as a filter material for a liquid fuel such as a filter material for a diesel engine fuel.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100072127 - Separation membrane complex, and method for manufacturing the separation membrane complex: A separation membrane complex 1 where a carbon membrane 66 is formed directly on a porous body 61 (surface layer 64) and an intermediate layer 63 has a thickness of 10 to 100 μm can be used as a filter having improved flux and selectivity in comparison with a conventional... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100072128 - Depth filter sheet material and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a depth filter sheet material, the method comprising preparing a flowable aqueous pulp composition comprising a fibrous material and a binding agent; dispensing the flowable aqueous pulp composition onto a water permeable support in a predetermined amount per unit area; at... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100072129 - Devices for water treatment: A device for use in water comprising a carrier having an interior cavity and one or more openings allowing ingress to and egress from the interior cavity; and a moss contained within the interior cavity in which the carrier completely encloses the moss.... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa

20100072130 - Contaminated inflow treatment with membrane distillation bioreactor: A membrane distillation bioreactor (100) is provided for treating contaminated inflow such as wastewater. A contaminated inflow may be treated by biodegrading a contaminant in the inflow with a biological agent in the bioreactor to produce a lower contaminant inflow, which may be distilled, by membrane distillation, through a distillation... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100072131 - Membrane bioreactor: The present invention relates to wastewater treatment facilities, and more particularly to an improved membrane bioreactor for treatment of wastewater. In one embodiment, a membrane bioreactor for treatment of wastewater includes first and second anoxic basins for anoxic treatment of such wastewater, and first and second aerobic basins for aerobic... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100072133 - Dehydrating apparatus, dehydration system, and dehydration method: A dehydrating apparatus, a dehydration system, and a dehydration method have improved membrane performance. The dehydrating apparatus 1 includes, in a dehydrating apparatus body, a water separation membrane module 10 in which a water separation membrane having at least one flow path extending in the up and down direction to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100072132 - Methods for recovering a polar solvent from a fluid stream contaminated with at least one polar impurity: A method of removing a polar solvent from a fluid volume contaminated with at least one polar impurity, such as a free fatty acid, is provided. The method comprises providing a fluid volume that includes at least one polar impurity dissolved in at least one solvent. The fluid volume is... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100072134 - Ultrasonically induced cavitation of fluorochemicals: A system is described for the treatment of fluorochemicals in an aqueous environment, the system includes: a first treatment station configured to receive a first stream or volume of water comprising fluorochemicals, the first treatment station configured to provide a first treatment to the first stream or volume of water... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100072135 - Membrane distillation method for the purification of a liquid: The invention provides a method for the purification of a liquid by membrane distillation comprising: passing a heated vapourising stream of a liquid (retentate stream) through a retentate channel along a porous hydrophobic membrane (10), whereby vapour of the liquid flows via the pores of the membrane to the other... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100072136 - Desalination system and method for integrated treatment of brackish concentrate and seawater: Various embodiments described herein provide methods and apparatus for producing purified water from sea water or some other salty or brackish water source by using brackish concentrate mixed with salty water. The various embodiments also provide methods and apparatus for the treatment of toxicity of brackish concentrate, which brackish concentrate... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100072137 - Functionalized graphitic stationary phase and methods for making and using same: Embodiments disclosed herein include functionalized graphitic stationary phase materials and methods for making and using these materials, including the use of these materials in separation technologies such as, but not limited to, chromatography and solid phase extraction. In an embodiment, a functionalized graphitic stationary phase material may be manufactured from... Agent: Workman Nydegger C/o US Synthetic Corp.

20100072138 - Functional powder and water treatment method employing the same: The present invention provides a functional powder capable of effectively adsorbing impurities in water treatment. The powder can be rapidly separated by use of magnetic force, and hence is excellent in workability. This functional powder comprises magnetic particles having surfaces modified with hydrophobic groups and hydrophilic groups loaded thereon. The... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100072139 - Method of forming an agent and its use in desulphurisation: A method of forming an agent for removing or separating a species from a diluent or process stream, e.g. a desulphurisation agent. The method comprises mixing at least one compound of manganese and pore forming articles.... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100072140 - Water purification material and water purification method employing the same: The present invention provides a water purification material capable of selectively adsorbing phosphorus dissolved in wastewater, and also provides a water purification method employing the material. The water purification material comprises a composite metal hydroxide containing iron ions and calcium ions in its structure, and this composite metal hydroxide has... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100072141 - Method for conditioning fluids utilizing a magnetic fluid processor: The invention is a process that utilizes a device or processor that includes an elongated housing comprising a core enclosed by a magnetic component in combination with an electrical return path, which affects the electrons within fluids, thereby separating, for example, metals and organic or inorganic materials from fluids, in... Agent: Jafari Law Group, P.C.

20100072142 - Method and system for seeding with mature floc to accelerate aggregation in a water treatment process: A system and method that uses mature floc as seed particles to promote aggregation in a water treatment process is provided. The seed particles do not need to be recovered as they separate out with the waste steam after a spiral separation. One implementation is to prepare the mature floc... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc

20100072143 - Water treatment system: The invention provides a method for reducing aquatic organic contamination present in a volume of water, the method comprising: pumping the water from an open body of water contaminated with aquatic organisms through a reactor unit including a conduit system of varying diameter such that the pressure head in the... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100072144 - Method of treating ballast water of ship: A method of treating a ballast water for sterilizing bacteria, microorganisms or organisms in the ballast water in a hold or ballast tank of a ship, has the steps of: sterilizing the bacteria, microorganisms or organisms by adjusting a residual chlorine concentration in the ballast water to 1 mass ppm... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100072145 - Membrane tabs: A candle filter includes an end portion, elongate interior structure extending from the end portions and defining a space for a fluid, and a membrane fabric for filtering a substance from the fluid as the fluid passes through the membrane fabric and into the space defined by the interior structure.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100065480 - Automatic oil-water separation and recovery system used on ships: An automatic oil-water separation and recovery device, which comprises a cylindrical tank, on the top of which exists an oil collector. The tank has an inflow pipe that links to a pre-separation regulating water distributor therein. The said water distributor is in the shape of an obconic bell mouth. At... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100065481 - Liquid filter assembly, components; and methods: A liquid filter assembly is provided. The preferred assembly includes a serviceable filter cartridge having a primary filter section and a secondary or bypass filter section. The preferred assembly includes a bypass valve arrangement and a suction filter arrangement. A valve, to allow flow from an interior of the assembly... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100065482 - Apparatus for facilitating maintenance of a pool cleaning device: Advantageous apparatus, are provided for facilitating maintenance of a automated pool cleaning device. More particularly, an improved automated pool cleaning device is provided, according to the present disclosure. The device, generally, includes a facially accessible quick-release roller assembly, a bucket-type filter assembly, and a windowed top access lid assembly. The... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Newark

20100065483 - Blood processing apparatus with cell capture chamber with protruding inlet: A disposable blood separation set of a centrifugal blood processing system comprising a blood processing chamber adapted to be mounted on a rotor of a centrifuge; a frustro-conical cell separation chamber in fluid communication with the processing chamber, the cell separation chamber having a protruding inlet therein. The protruding inlet... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20100065484 - Water purification device and filter unit: The present invention relates to a household water purification device (20) comprising, a housing (22) and water purification means comprising a filter unit (4) accommodated in the housing, which filter unit accommodates a filter element (26) and has a cap (28) for replacing the filter element, wherein the filter unit... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100065485 - Shaft type submerged hollow fibre membrane module: The invention provides a shaft type submerged hollow fiber membrane module, comprising a hollow aerating shaft (1), an aerating head (2), hollow fiber membranes (4), an upper end head (5), a lower end head (6), an upper end cap (7), a lower end cap (8), a water-producing opening (9), an... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100065486 - Filter assembly: An assembly including a first filter element; and a filter element assembly connected to the first filter element. The filter element assembly includes a second filter element located between a first plate and a second plate. The second plate includes a liquid outlet into a center open area of the... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100065487 - Block type membrane module frame: A block type membrane module frame is disclosed, in which a plurality of membrane modules form one membrane module block, and a plurality of the membrane module blocks are engaged with each other using a frame for thereby manufacturing a block type module frame, so that a contaminated and waste... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100065488 - Apparatus for buoyancy driven filtration: An apparatus for buoyancy driven filtration includes a tank and a filter assembly. The tank preferably includes a cylindrical sidewall, a circular base and a roof. The sidewall extends upward from the perimeter of the base wall and the roof extends across the top of the sidewall. A travel stop... Agent: Donald J. Ersler, S.c.

20100065489 - Backwash filter: A backwash filter, in particular for highly viscous media, comprising a filter body (2) provided in a casing (1) and forming a cylinder jacket, wherein the casing (1) and the filter body (2) are rotatable about the axis of the filter body (2) relative to one another and wherein the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100065490 - Ion-permeable membrane and the production thereof: A method for producing an ion-permeable membrane which has at least one profiled surface includes contacting a shaping element with an uncured polymer film which contains at least one polymer, impressing the shaping element onto the polymer film and generating a regular pattern of identically or differently structured elevations and/or... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100065491 - Self-supporting unit of synthetic aggregate and method and apparatus for making same: The drainage element is initially made of cylindrical cross-section and shaped into a rectangular cross-section. A glue is sprayed onto the expanded polymeric elements during fabrication of the drainage element to maintain the rectangular cross-section when dried. The drainage element may be provided with a pipe, perforated or not, and... Agent: Carella,byrne,bain,gilfillan,cecchi, Stewart & Olstein

20100065492 - Compositions and methods for separating enantiomers: A liquid chromatography system comprising a chiral mobile phase used to separate enantiomeric molecules present in a sample is disclosed herein. In one aspect, the mobile phase comprises a chiral solvent. In another aspect, the mobile phase includes a chiral solvent but also a buffering agent. The liquid chromatography system... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation

20100065493 - Microbial degradation of water-borne paint containing high levels of organic solvent: A method for degrading, detackifying and reducing solvent in water comprising organic solvent-laden water-borne paint that comprises adding to the water an effective degrading, detackifying and/or solvent-reducing amount of at least one microorganism culture and sufficient micronutrients to sustain the growth of the at least one microorgansim culture and to... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100065494 - Biological water treatment by alternating continuous and sequential aeration: A water treatment method using a biological reactor to break down the nitrogen-based pollution contained in said water, said reactor comprising a biomass aerated by aeration means, said treatment comprising simultaneous nitrification/denitrification phases, characterized in that said treatment implements two aeration modes: a continuous aeration mode; a sequential aeration mode... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100065495 - Apparatus and methods for preparative liquid chromatography: A method of liquid chromatography includes providing one or more solvent reservoirs, providing a solvent pump, drawing one or more solvents into the pump in response to a pressure drop that promotes outgassing of the solvents, and dispersing outgassed bubbles into smaller bubbles to promote re-dissolution of the gas. A... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation

20100065496 - Membrane distillation pressure control system and method: A membrane distillation system includes a membrane distillation module, a brine loop and a distillate loop. The brine loop and the distillate loop each include means for regulating flow of brine solution and distillate, respectively, to the membrane distillation module. The flow of brine solution and distillate is regulated to... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100065497 - Membrane station waste treatment process: A method of removing phosphonates from water includes directing the water into a first settling zone. The water is then directed to a membrane filtration zone and is filtered therein to produce a concentrate containing phosphonates. The concentrate containing phosphonates is then contacted with sludge such that at least some... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100065498 - Novel coated membranes and other articles: The present invention provides porous media or membranes having a surface coating that includes a cross-linked terpolymer which has a superior combination of properties, including heat stable biomolecule resistant adsorptive properties, resistance to strong alkaline solutions, and low levels of extractable matter. In some preferred embodiments, the porous media is... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100065499 - Composite material: The invention describes a composite microfibre, which is comprising a polysaccharide polymer selected from the group consisting of cellulose, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, methyl cellulose, ethyl cellulose, n-propyl cellulose, isopropyl cellulose, cellulose acetate and combinations of two or more of these substances, and combinations of two or more of these... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100065500 - Super-macroporous polymeric microspheres and preparation method thereof: The invention provides a preparation method of super-macroporous polymeric microspheres and a product thereof. The method is characterized in that adding high content of surfactant into an oil phase containing a monomer and dispersing the oil phase containing the monomer and the surfactant into an aqueous phase. Super-macroporous microspheres are... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100065501 - Structured packing module for mass transfer column and process involving same: A cross-corrugated structure packing module is provided for use in mass transfer or heat exchange columns and has particular applicability in severe service applications in which fouling, coking, and erosion are of concern. The structured packing module has a plurality of upright, parallel-extending, corrugated plates. Spacer elements are used to... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100065502 - Method and apparatus for removing metal from waste water: The present invention has an object to provide a method and an apparatus for removing metals in waste water, such as thallium contained in waste water generated by rinsing waste containing chlorine, ash obtained by burning garbage, fly ash, etc. and reduces the concentration of metals in the waste water... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100065503 - Portable water treatment apparatus and methods: In general, the apparatus comprises a container capable of receiving a volume of water, and a capture element within the container that is capable of removing at least a portion of such substances in the water as may be perceived as impacting water quality. The capture element comprises sorbent media... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100065504 - Novel filtration method for refining and chemical industries: A novel design of filters for removing iron rust particulates and other polymeric sludge from refinery and chemical process streams that are paramagnetic in nature is provided. The performance of these filters is greatly enhanced by the presence of the magnetic field induced by magnets. Basically, the filter comprises a... Agent: Charles H Jew

20100065505 - Apparatus and method for removal of ammonia from a medium: The invention concerns a method and an apparatus for removal of ammonium from a polluted media, which avoid the disadvantages related to the chemical-physical properties of MAP, with the aim to improve the technical and economical operational parameters and to produce a reusable and environmental friendly produced nitrogen fertiliser. The... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100065506 - Uv led based water purification module for intermittently operable flow-through hydration systems: A wearable or portable intermittently operable hydration system includes a purification module that contains one or more solid state UV devices that are positioned in the path of hydrating fluid, or water, flow through the hydration system to a mouthpiece or other orifice. The purification module provides a path for... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100065507 - Blood processing apparatus with optical reference control: A density centrifuge blood processing system with automatic two-dimensional optical control of fluid separation by observing fluid characteristics in observation regions. The location of the regions is determined by monitoring an optical reference. Points representing edges of an optical reference are measured and lines are computed through the points. An... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20100065508 - Method and apparatus of submersible intake equipment: An apparatus having flotation ballasts, a flotation platform and on the flotation platform, an intake equipment, such as a screen, check valve and/or pump intake and a coupling for a discharge pipe. In an embodiment of the present invention comprises, there are a plurality of substantially symmetrical flotation ballasts, each... Agent: Michael Cameron, Esq.

20100065509 - Portable water treatment device: The present invention is uniquely engineered and provides water treatment devices for treatment of water in a small community or individual who are out of reach of access to safe water for domestic use, reach of adequate resources and reside in rural setting. Water treatment device of the invention are... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100065510 - Desalination method and device: A method of water desalination and purification includes steps of flowing salted or contaminated water concentration into a narrow or pointed portion of a corona electrode; applying an electrical potential difference between the water and an opposite electrode; generating a corona discharge in the narrow or pointed portion; evaporating the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100065511 - Method of regenerating a capacitive deionization cell: A method of operating a capacitive deionization cell using a regeneration cycle to increase pure flow rate and efficiency of the cell.... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100065512 - Continuous flow reactor: A reactor is described for conversion of chemical reactants comprising an oscillator with a number of perforated discs. The reactor is also suited to continuous conversion of reactants, and a method for such conversion is also described.... Agent: Christopher Aniedobe Dobe Law Group

20100065513 - Filter cloth assembly: Apparatuses and methods for making and using a filter cloth assembly are described. A filter cloth assembly can have a liquid permeable filtering media attached to a connector ring. The liquid permeable filtering media separates at least one solid from at least one liquid in a slurry. The filtering media... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100065514 - Method and apparatus for the solid-liquid-separation of material mixtures and suspensions: Method for the liquid solid separation of material mixtures and suspensions in which the material mixture under pressure is fed into a closed chamber having at least one filter surface and a hydrostatic pressure is generated within said chamber for separating the liquid phase. After separating the liquid phase the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100059421 - Floating dispenser for dispensing a solid dissolvable chemical into ambient water: A floating dispenser is provided for dispensing a solid, dissolvable water treatment chemical into ambient water. The dispenser includes a bucket having top and bottom ends, a top wall covering the top end, an opening for admitting ambient water into the bucket interior, and a floatation ring that keeps only... Agent: Jaimes Sher Chemtura Corporation

20100059422 - Module for processing a fluid and a process for manufacture of same: The present invention relates to a module for processing a fluid comprising a body of wound layers of a sheet material, said body having an inner and an outer peripheral surface, a first and a second end face and a passage extending along the winding axis of said body and... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100059423 - Chemical analyser: A liquid sample is analysed for a target chemical. A sample solution is added to a measurement cell of known volume and a reagent is incrementally added to the cell until a detectable change is observed. A reference compound, of a known concentration, that does not take part in the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100059424 - Water filter device with control unit for setting a cutting ratio: The present invention relates to a water-filter device. This is distinguished by the provision of an adjusting medium (5) of which the volume and/or the structure change/changes by way of a liquid (6) which is in contact with the adjusting mechanism (1) and/or has flowed through the adjusting mechanism (1).... Agent: William D Breneman Breneman & Georges

20100059425 - Device for the controlled distribution of liquids: A device for the controlled distribution of liquids includes a base body with multiple compartments which has multiple inlets and outlets, closed with a cover. The device has a valve in the inside of the body of the base that is made up of two overlapping ceramic disks that have... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100059426 - Liquid-liquid separation device: This invention involves a liquid-liquid separation device, which includes a centrifugal cylinder. The centrifugal cylinder maintains a liquid inlet/outlet, and centripetal float valve inside, which is mounted on the wall of a cylinder that produces the centrifugal force. This invention allows the liquids of various densities to enter the centrifugal... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100059427 - Filtering system, in particular for filtering liquids in internal combustion engines: A filtering system has a filter housing and a filter element and having a raw side and a clean side arranged in the filter housing. Liquid introduced into the filter housing flows through the filter element from the raw side to the clean side. An overflow valve is disposed between... Agent: Mr. Gerhard Voth, Dept. Vr-p Mann+hummel Gmbh

20100059428 - System for removal of metals from aqueous solutions: System and method for removal of metals from aqueous solutions. Contactors for contacting aqueous solutions are formed of sorbents of metal oxides processed from metal containing solutions. Metal containing solutions are mixed with heated aqueous oxidizing solutions and processed in a continuous process reactor or batch processing system. Combinations of... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100059429 - Filtering apparatus for pool: A filtering apparatus, for preventing contaminants of water from entering a pool from a pool inlet having a screw-on cap, includes a stretchable elongated member and a securing member. The stretchable elongated member includes an open end portion, a closed end portion, and a body portion extending between the open... Agent: Intellipex PLLC

20100059430 - Stormwater chamber detention system: A stormwater detention system includes a containment row for removing and collecting solids from stormwater. The containment row may be surrounded by a water-impermeable membrane, and designed to receive incoming water before other rows of the detention system. The containment row collects solids from the stormwater before the water is... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100059431 - Water ionizer capable of recognizing genuine filter and water purifying filter used therein: Provided is a water ionizer which can detect a detection target installed at a predetermined position of a genuine filter to recognize that a genuine filter is loaded, which makes it possible to raise the reliability of the water ionizer and to extend the lifespan of the water ionizer. The... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100059432 - Floating suction head assembly: A floating suction head assembly for use with a hose, for drawing liquid into the hose. The assembly includes a float and a strainer rotatably mounted to the float. The strainer has a coupling portion for coupling to a hose.... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100059433 - Polymer deposition and modification of membranes for fouling resistance: The present invention describes methods and compositions for the reduction, prevention and elimination of biofilm formation on a surface. The present invention provides a method of depositing a coating material to reduce or prevent biofilm formation on a surface by adding a dopamine coating material to a liquid solvent to... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100059434 - Abrasion resistant membrane structure and method of forming the same: A membrane filtering device includes a substrate, a support membrane supported by the substrate, and a separation membrane supported by the support membrane. The separation membrane includes material that is substantially embedded into pores of the underlying support membrane. Optionally, the support membrane includes particles that are also substantially embedded... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100059435 - Chemical filter and method for producing the same: A chemical filter obtained by fabricating a chemical filter material, the chemical filter material being a woven or nonwoven fabric formed from a hydroxyl group-containing organic fiber, the hydroxyl group-containing organic fiber containing cation exchange groups introduced by radiation graft polymerization, the chemical filter material having an ion-exchange capacity of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100059436 - Systems and methods for microbial reductive dechlorination of environmental contaminants: In preferred embodiments, bioremediation systems are provided that comprise electricigenic microbes that use electrons provided directly from the anode of an electrical bioremediation system to carry out reductive dehalogenation of halogenated hydrocarbon contaminants, including chlorinated solvents. The present invention also provides methods of performing in situ bioremediation of halogenated solvents... Agent: Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP

20100059437 - Passive underground drainfield for septic tank nutrient removal using functionalized green filtration media: Methods, systems and compositions for a green sorption media for bioretention soil amendments in drainfields for on-site waste water systems filled with the green sorption media to foster an anaerobic or anoxic environment saturated. The green sorption media includes one or more recycled materials, including tire crumb, sawdust, orange peel,... Agent: Brian Steinberger/ucf

20100059438 - Vertical-horizontal filter unit for the biological purification of polluted water: The present invention relates to a vertical-horizontal filter unit for the biological purification of polluted water, comprising an upper zone of a soil patch planted with plants, having inlets for the polluted water, and arranged underneath a sand layer with a lower filter zone made of gravel and at least... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100059439 - Method of simultaneously concentrating and detoxifying sugars before fermentation: A method for concentrating sugars and decreasing fermentation inhibitor concentrations simultaneously before fermentation is disclosed. The method includes the steps of adjusting the pH value of a hydrozylate containing sugars and fermentation inhibitors; separating solid and liquid in the hydrozylate, for removing large particles in the solution; and applying a... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20100059440 - Cross-linked cellulose membranes: The invention relates to a process for making porous cross-linked charged cellulosic polymeric membranes capable of binding to a target molecule. The invention provides methods for separating target molecules from other components in a solution comprising use of membranes obtainable by the process of the invention. The method has particular... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20100059441 - Ethanol stable epoxy amine based membrane for aromatics separation: The present invention is directed to a membrane for aromatics separation that is stable in an alcohol containing environment. The polymeric membrane is a epoxy amine based membrane.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20100059443 - Chromatography membranes, devices containing them, and methods of use thereof: Described herein are fluid treatment devices for use in tangential flow filtration, comprising a housing unit and a composite material, wherein the composite material comprises: a support member comprising a plurality of pores extending through the support member; and a non-self-supporting macroporous cross-linked gel comprising macropores having an average size... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100059442 - Method and system for separating analytes: A method and device for performing chromatography includes placing a monolithic polymer layer in contact with a liquid mobile phase. The monolithic polymer layer may be neutral, positively charged, or negatively charged. A first electrode and second electrode are coupled to the monolithic polymer layer. An electrical potential is created... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100059444 - Water treatment system: A water treatment system comprises: an oil removal apparatus including a fixed-bed reactor configured to hold an adsorption particles by use of a magnetic unit, the adsorption particles each including a base material containing magnetite, the adsorption particles configured to adsorb oil included in to-be-treated water; a pretreatment apparatus configured... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100059445 - Apparatus for separating adsorbate and method of continuously separating adsorbate: It is intended to provide to provide an apparatus for separating an adsorbate, that permits continuous separation of the adsorbate from a processing material containing solid particles, sticky substances and water-soluble proteins alone or in combination without pretreatment, and a method of continuously separating the adsorbate. In the present invention,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100059446 - Material comprising polyazacycloalkanes, grafted on polypropylene fibres, its process of preparation, and process for removing metal cations from a liquid:

20100059447 - Products and methods for removing substances from aqueous solution: The present invention relates to products and methods for removing or recovering substances from aqueous solution. Titanic acid product is used as adsorption material for several substances, for example impurities or contaminants, such as arsenic, lead, fluorine or phosphate. The present invention also relates to a granule for removing substances... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100059449 - Carbon coated magnetic nanoparticles and their use in separation processes: The invention relates to a process for separating a dispersed phase from a continuous phase comprising the steps of i) contacting said phases with an effective amount of nanoparticles; ii) applying a magnetic field gradient to the obtained system; iii) separating the obtained phases wherein said nanoparticles are of the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100059448 - Magnetic particles for water purification and water treatment method employing the same: The present invention provides a water treatment composition capable of effectively adsorbing pollutants in water treatment. The composition can be rapidly separated by use of magnetic force, and hence is excellent in workability. The composition comprises magnetic particles for water purification, and is suitably used in water treatment for removing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100059450 - Method for processing fatty wastes: According to the invention, this method is substantially characterized in that it comprises a chemical treatment of fatty wastes (1, 1′), wherein fatty wastes (1, 1′) are mixed with water (8) and an acid-type reagent (7) so as to obtain a demineralized fatty phase not containing mineral elements belonging to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100059451 - Modular oil-based sludge separation and treatment system: A modular apparatus having certain processing equipment mounted on portable skids that are adaptable and versatile to permit customized arrangement for oil-recovery processing of a wide range of oil-base sludge compositions in a cost-efficient manner. In one aspect, the invention is directed to a modular apparatus optimally configured for oil... Agent: Legal Dept.,IPGroup M-i L.L.C.

20100059452 - Method of purifying block copolymers: The invention relates to block polymers, for example, arborescent copolymer compounds, and to methods of making and purifying such compounds. In one embodiment, the invention relates to arborescent polymer compounds that contain one or more styrene polymeric blocks in combination with one or more isobutylene polymeric blocks. In another embodiment,... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100059453 - System and method for de-watering waste drilling fluids: Systems and methods for de-watering waste drilling fluid. In some embodiments, the de-watering system includes a drilling fluid reclamation system receiving the waste drilling fluid from a wellbore and removing at least some solids from the waste drilling fluid, a manifold combining the waste drilling fluid from the drilling fluid... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100059454 - Method for clean-up of an underground plume contaminated with hydrocarbon leakage, and the like: An underground plume of water and soil which has been contaminated typically by H2S and/or hydrocarbon leakage from underground fuel containers is mitigated by a process of injecting a combination of colloids, peroxides and enzymes. This is accomplished by obtaining core samples to determine the extent of contamination thereby defining... Agent: Nima Kabir

20100059455 - Methods and systems for disinfecting potable water supplies: The invention described herein contains two aspects, usable together or separately, that address the needs in the art described above, namely a first aspect that relates to the provision of a transportable water purification system that can be contained on a passenger transport vehicle, and that can use, but does... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100059456 - Method for purifying quench water and scrubbing water from mto by mini-hydrocyclone and apparatus used for same: The invention provides a method for purifying MTO quench water and scrubbing water via mini-hydrocyclone separation, comprising: removing the entrapped catalyst particles from the MTO quench water via mini-hydrocyclone separation; cooling the quench water purified by mini-hydrocyclone separation so as to effect the recycling of water; removing the entrapped catalyst... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100059457 - Automatic slurry strainer: An automatic strainer assembly for straining a slurry comprises an inlet for receiving the slurry, a horizontally disposed strainer body in fluid communication with the inlet, and a rotatable strainer member received within the body having an inner surface and an outer surface. The strainer member defines a plurality of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100059458 - Centrifuges with rotating feed pipes: A centrifuge includes a rotational mechanism, a housing, a rotating feed pipe and a basket. The housing includes at least one side and defines an interior volume. The basket is positioned in the interior volume of the housing and is operatively coupled to the rotational mechanism such that rotation of... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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20100051518 - Method for diagnosing machine fault by analyzing hydraulic fluid: Method for monitoring conditions within a plurality of machines that receive fluid from a common source includes providing a supply line extending from the common source to an inlet at each of the machines. A return line is also provided that extends from an outlet at each of the machines... Agent: General Motors LLC Legal Staff

20100051519 - Water treatment device and water treatment method for a passenger aircraft: t

20100051520 - Protein skimmer: Protein skimmers having an upright housing including an open topped body with a manually removable foam collection cup for sealing mounting on the body. The foam collection cups encircle a foam collection duct except for a recessed inspection window for exposing an area of the foam collection duct's exterior surface... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100051521 - Bio tank/gas replenishment system: In systems for treating wastewater liquid by utilizing aerobic biological species, the contaminated wastewater stream is pretreated in a dissolved air flotation system to remove suspended solid waste, including large particles such as fats, grease, and physically emulsified oils. The purified wastewater containing dissolved waste is thereafter gasified and further... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100051522 - Wastewater lagoon aeration system: A novel, economical, efficient and versatile lagoon aeration system is provided which can be used with existing or new wastewater (sewage) lagoons to increase the lagoons treatment efficiency and capacity, and to allow for a continuous, year round discharge of treated wastewater to environment. The system can be operated in... Agent: Jan A. Korzeniowski

20100051523 - Loweflow filter wastewater treatment system: Wastewater trickles down through the media where it is attenuated through physical, chemical, and biological means. Treated wastewater or filtrate collected from the bottom of the recirculating filter returns to the recirculating tank, either by gravity flow or under pressure, through the flow splitter. During periods of low or no... Agent: David Mark Lowe

20100051524 - Fluid tank with kidney-loop filtration system: A return flow filtration assembly for filtering return hydraulic fluid is provided. The filtration assembly includes a first return fluid chamber including a first inlet and first and second of outlets. The second outlet is configured to be coupled to a secondary return flow filter for providing micro-filtering of the... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20100051525 - 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

20100051526 - Phosphorous removal system and process: A phosphorus removal system is operable to remove phosphorus from an influent. The system includes a first section receiving the influent and discharging a first flow. A first coagulant inlet is positioned upstream of the first section and is in fluid communication with the influent to introduce a first coagulant... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100051527 - Microporous filter with an antimicrobial source: A fluid filtration device having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and a confined fluid path between the inlet and the outlet through a microporous filter with a pore size adapted for filtering microbes, for example bacteria and virus. The device comprises an antimicrobial source, preferably halogen source, adding... Agent: James C. Wray

20100051529 - Dialyzer cartridge mounting arrangement for a hemodialysis system: A dialyzer mount arranged to support a plurality of differently sized and/or shaped dialyzer units and to accommodate different distances between dialysate connections on the dialyzer units. The dialyzer mount, which may be located on a front panel of the dialysis unit, may include a pair of flange portions that... Agent: Deka Research And Development Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100051530 - Flexible filter with continuously extruded profile frame: A filter pack is formed of a pleated filter section and a channel that forms a frame. The filter section may be formed of a non-woven polymer material which has been pleated. The filter section may have edge banding along at least a portion of its periphery. The filter section... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100051528 - Seal improvement for lube filter: A filter for applications such as a lube filter for a large medium speed diesel engine application lube system is provided in which the open end cap carries three different seals including two radial seals that seal radially against a stem pipe in an axial abutment face and a seal... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20100051531 - Filter support for supporting filter paper in basket: A filter support for supporting a filter paper within a basket includes a plurality of retaining members and a holding member. Each of the plurality of retaining members comprises a pair of opposite end portions and a base portion disposed between the pair of opposite end portions. The pair of... Agent: Jay M. Schloff

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20100051533 - Blood processing filter: A flexible blood filter allowing smooth flow of a liquid and being excellent in separation resistance, pressure resistance and centrifugation resistance. The blood processing filter, comprising a first filter element for removing aggregates from blood, a second filter element for removing leukocytes provided in the downstream of the first filter... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100051534 - Device for treating and purifying a liquid product: The invention substantially relates to the distillery industry. Said invention makes it possible to increase the vodka purification efficiency by arranging a filter in the entire volume of a cartridge and by flowing a liquid product through the equal volume of filtering materials.... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20100051535 - Crystalline polymer microporous membrane, method for producing the same, and filter for filtration: To provide a crystalline polymer microporous membrane including: a microstructure on the side of one surface of the membrane, the microstructure being composed of series of nodules interconnected with one another by fibrils, wherein the average pore diameter at the one surface of the membrane is larger than the average... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100051536 - Filter including multiple spheres: This disclosure relates to a filter including a plurality of spheres close-packed to form a thin layer.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100051537 - Filter element with glued-on terminal disk: A filter element (1) with a hollow-cylindrical star-shaped folded filter medium (2) and glued-on terminal disks (3) on at least one of the end faces of the filter medium (2) is proposed in which the respective end face contour of the filter medium (2), the intermediate space between the filter... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100051538 - Water purification membranes with improved fouling resistance: The present invention includes methods and compositions for liquid separation and water purification. The present invention includes a purification membrane having a polymer matrix purification membrane that has been treated with dopamine to form a polydopamine coated membrane with a high water flux and a high hydrophilicity.... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100051539 - Integrating system for a pressurized fluid generator and vortex separator: An integrating system of a pressurized fluid generator and vortex separator comprises a pressurized fluid generator and a vortex separator. The pressurized fluid generator including a high pressure tank which connects to a fluid storage tank and a pressure indicator through; a heating element and a temperature indicating controller are... Agent: Chen Hsieh

20100051540 - Retention/detention pond and green roof passive nutrient removal material mixes: Materials, compositions, substances and methods and systems for stormwater treatment in wet ponds, dry ponds and a green roof system. A first embodiment provides in-situ treatment unit within the retention pond by withdrawing the stored stormwater to circulate the stored stormwater into the in-situ treatment unit to sorb nitrogen from... Agent: Brian Steinberger/ucf

20100051541 - Bioremediation method for accelerated biological decomposition of petroleum hydrocarbons in sea ice-covered polar regions, and bacteria and enzyme mixtures as agents for carrying out said method: A bioremediation method for accelerated biological degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in a sea ice-covered polar region comprising contacting the petroleum hydrocarbons with an inoculum. The inoculum includes a bacterial mixture, nutrients, and an environmentally friendly carrier material. The bacterial mixture includes a plurality of cold-adapted autochthonous bacterial strains, wherein each... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100051542 - Wastewater treatment system and method: A wastewater treatment system and method comprises a treatment chamber having a filtration membrane spanning an effluent outlet of the chamber and a pair of electrodes in the treatment chamber so as to be in communication with the wastewater. An electrical potential difference is applied between the electrodes such that... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100051543 - Fine channel device and a chemically operating method for fluid using the device: A fine channel device including a fine channel provided with at least two inlet ports for feeding fluid, inlet channels communicated with the inlet ports, a confluent portion communicated with the inlet channels, a branch portion communicated with the fine channel, from which at least two outlet channels are branched... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100051544 - Apparatus and method for backwashing filter membrane modules: An apparatus and a method for backwashing filter membrane modules arranged in parallel in the form of a plurality of module rows within a module rack and supplyable with raw water through supply/drain ports at each end face via respectively associated supply/drain lines, and each including a drain port on... Agent: Jackie Jay Schwartz

20100051545 - Membrane module protection: A filtration system for removing fine solids from a liquid suspension comprising a vessel for containing the liquid suspension, one or more permeable, membranes (9) within the vessel, means for providing a pressure differential across walls of the membranes (9) such that some of the liquid suspension passes through the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100051546 - Water treatment systems and methods: A water treatment and conveyance system includes a plurality of substantially planar membrane elements arranged in a stack. Adjacent membrane elements in the stack are spaced apart from one another by element spacers. The element spacers have one or more openings that are in fluid communication with the permeate sides... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100051547 - Impregnated expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (eptfe) tubing as a stationary phase: A solid-phase extraction device utilizing a section of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) tubing as the stationary phase is disclosed. The microscopic pores of ePTFE tubing are impregnated with a binding agent having an affinity for a target constituent within a matrix. The matrix is prepared and loaded onto the stationary phase... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100051548 - System and method for solvent extraction: A settling system for use in solvent extraction separation of a first phase from a second phase after mixing, the second phase having a greater chemical affinity for a component dissolved or dispersed in the first phase for extracting the component from the first phase. The settling system includes a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100051549 - Heat recuperating membrane distillation apparatus and system: A contactor module for separating a distillate from a feed solution includes an outer casing with an interior region, a distillate collection chamber, and pluralities of hollow fiber membranes and hollow tubes extending through the distillate collection chamber, where the hollow fiber membranes are configured to allow vapor transmission, and... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100051550 - Methods of concentrating shear-sensitive biopolymers: The invention relates generally to methods of concentrating mixtures including shear sensitive biopolymers, such as von Willebrand Factor. Conventional methods of concentrating biopolymers impart too much shear stress, which causes the degradation of shear sensitive biopolymers. The methods disclosed herein reduce the shear stress while maintaining a high rate of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100051551 - Reagent supply for a hemodialysis system: A reagent supply arrangement for a hemodialysis system may include an E-prong connector having three parallel prongs with two outer prongs arranged in a common plane and a center prong arranged above the common plane, a first supply line for a first reagent connected in fluid communication with one of... Agent: Deka Research And Development Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100051552 - In-line sensors for dialysis applications: A system for monitoring water quality for dialysis, dialysis fluids, and body fluids treated by dialysis fluids, is disclosed. The system uses microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors for detecting impurities in input water or dialysis fluid, and in the prepared dialysate. These sensors may also be used to monitor and check... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100051553 - Method for removing mercury from wastewater and other liquid streams: A method for reducing the amount of Mercury in a liquid stream, such as an aqueous wastewater or process water stream or a non-aqueous liquid hydrocarbonaceous stream is disclosed wherein the liquid stream is contacted with an effective amount of a Hg-complexing agent, the mercury contaminants in the liquid stream... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

20100051554 - Molecular basket coated micro particles: Micro particulate compositions include molecular baskets deposited on the surface and impregnated within pores of micro particles. They may be used to detect and/or separate a target material in a sample. Molecular baskets include a molecular framework defining an exterior region and an interior target receiving region. Micro particles may... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100051555 - Process of removal of arsenic from water: An arsenic removal process where arsenic 3 is oxidized to arsenic 5 where the water is passed upflow through a bed of manganese dioxide (MnO2) at a sufficient flow rate such that the MnO2 bed is fluidized whereby precipitating or precipitated iron and/or manganese and/or any other suspended solids will... Agent: Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

20100051556 - Methods of purifiying water using waste brines to regenerate ion-exchange resins: Water is purified by ion-exchange. The ion-exchange resins are regenerated by contacting the resins with waste brines previously discarded, thus to improve the economics of discarding the waste brines and, in appropriate cases, providing for recovery of valuable by-products.... Agent: The Luther Law Firm, PLC

20100051557 - Heavy metal cations elimination from aqueous media by nanotechnology: Disclosed is a process, which is used to eliminate heavy metal cations from the aqueous media, and provides a better solution for the existing problems of the separation systems like low efficiency and high costs. The heavy metal cations selected for this purpose are cadmium, lead and copper. The separation... Agent: Barry Choobin

20100051558 - Naphthenic acid removal process: A process is disclosed for removing naphthenic acid from a waste water stream using a composition containing a zeolite and carbon, wherein the carbon is present on the exterior surfaces and pore surfaces of the zeolite, for removal of at least a portion of the naphthenic acid from the waste... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing

20100051559 - Method for inhibiting scale formation and deposition in membrane systems via the use of an aa-amps copolymer: A method of inhibiting scale formation and deposition from a feed stream passing through a membrane system is disclosed. The method comprises: (a) controlling the pH of said feed stream within the range between about 7.0 and about 8.2; (b) optionally controlling the temperature of said feed stream within the... Agent: Peter A. Dimattia Patent And Licensing Department

20100051560 - Waste water treatment apparatus and methods: An improved draft tube spout fluid bed (DTSFB) mixing, handling, conveying, and treating apparatus and systems, and methods for operating are provided. The apparatus and systems can accept particulate material and pneumatically or hydraulically conveying the material to mix and/or treat the material. In addition to conveying apparatus, a collection... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100051562 - Funnel with reusable filter media for liquids: A funnel with reusable filter media for liquids includes: a funnel adapted to receive the liquid, having a first end with a first opening and a second end with a second opening, the first opening larger than the second opening; a filter between the first opening and the second opening;... Agent: Tyler Coleman

20100051561 - Porous membrane and method of making the same: A method of making a porous membrane is disclosed. One such method optionally includes: forming a plurality of pillars in an array form over a substrate; and forming a layer with a mixture of a porous material precursor and a surfactant over the substrate. The method optionally includes removing the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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