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Liquid purification or separation April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100101984 - Fuel filter: The invention relates to a fuel filter (1) with a device for separating water from the fuel. This device comprises at least one filter screen element (6) placed in a filter housing (2) which is located downstream a filter element (3) for the filtration of particles from the fuel, a... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100101985 - Apparatus for removing dissolved hydrogen sulfide in anaerobic treatment: Disclosed is an apparatus for removing dissolved hydrogen sulfide, including an anaerobic treatment tank (1) that anaerobically treats organic discharged water, a circulation water tank (3), means for introducing organic discharged water into circulation water, a treated-water tank (4) that temporarily stores anaerobically treated water, a biological desulfurization tower (5)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100101986 - Wastewater plumbing vent gas adsorption filter: The objective of the unit 10 is mainly to adsorb Hydrogen Sulfide gas (also known as H2S) and other gases including but not limited to Carbon Dioxide 26 from plumbing, sewer, and wastewater management system vents 21 thereby removing the odor and or greenhouse gasses associated with the air stream/gas... Agent: Gearhart Law LLC

20100101987 - Filter with self-positioning cartridge arrangement: An aquarium filter arrangement including a filter housing and a filter cartridge having self-spacing structure. The self-spacing structure being designed to automatically space the filter cartridge in an operable filtering position. The operable filtering position being a position at which the filter cartridge is seated against a single rib formed... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100101988 - Portable and autonomous desalination system: The portable and autonomous desalination system is an autonomous reverse osmosis (RO) desalination system utilizing power from a combination of electricity generation and storage sources that include a photovoltaic (PV) unit, a vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) unit, and an electricity storage unit. Electric power from PV, VAWT or storage units... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100101989 - Shear valve with silicon carbide member: A shear valve, for use in a high performance liquid chromatography system, comprises a first shear valve member and a second shear valve member. At least one of the first and second shear valve members is adapted to be moved with respect to the other. One of the first and... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100101990 - Apparatus and method for isolation from and support of a carbon filtration system from an ion exchange system: A combination filtration and ion exchange system is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a valve rotor, a carbon treatment tank, an ion exchange treatment tank and a valve. The valve rotor having a source water inlet, a service water outlet, a water treatment outlet, a water treatment inlet... Agent: Iphorgan, Ltd.

20100101991 - Method and apparatus for separating and removing fluids from drill cuttings: A method and apparatus is provided for removing fluids, particularly entrained and/or adherent fluids, from drill cuttings created during the well drilling process. An apron assembly collects drill cuttings and deposits such cuttings on a central rotor having multiple distinct chambers. A first chamber is loaded with drill cuttings. The... Agent: Ted M. Anthony Babineaux, Poche, Anthony & Slavich, L.l.c

20100101992 - Filtration cell and filtration device using such a cell: The invention relates to a filtration cell that comprises a tank with a bottom wall (2) and four side walls extending upwards from the bottom wall as well as an upward opening, the four side walls including two opposite longitudinal walls (3, 5) as well as a front facing wall... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP

20100101993 - Filter cartridge having a filter within a filter, and an endplate sealing structure on an outer filter element: A filter within a filter cartridge design is described that includes a sealing structure on an endplate of an outer filter element. Generally, the sealing structure includes an annular flange on the endplate that can directly seal against an interior surface of a housing when the filter cartridge is assembled... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100101994 - Wastewater filtering medium: A secondary wastewater treatment filtering bed medium, which includes a hollow tubular plastic body and a plurality of elongated ribs affixed to an outer surface of the body aligned with an axis of the body.... Agent: Vermette & Co.

20100101995 - Advanced wastewater treatment process using up & down aerobic/anaerobic reactors of channel type: The present invention relates to the process for advanced wastewater treatment using up & down aerobic•anaerobic reactors of channel type in the single reaction tank in which it has the effluent recycle of channel type aeration reactor (internal cycle). For this, the anaerobic reactor of channel type is under the... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20100101996 - Boron-removing agent and boron removal method utilizing xerogel: Disclosed is a boron removal method which can remove boron from boron-containing water satisfactorily by using a small amount of a chemical agent, and which generates small amount of precipitate. Also disclosed is a boron-removing agent which is easy to handle and has excellent boron-adsorption ability. A xerogel of an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100101998 - Method for treating ship ballast water with membrane: the method including a membrane separation step of taking in seawater in a port area in which a ship is anchored and separating a microorganism with a size equal to or greater than a predetermined size therefrom with a membrane filtration apparatus installed in or on a hull of the... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100101997 - Method of isolating target substance using membrane and apparatus therefor: A separation apparatus using a membrane for diafiltration, which provides precise fractionation of a target substance by monitoring and regulating permeability of the target substance based on measurement values and analytical values indicating separation status, such as physical values and concentration of a permeate liquid, a circulating liquid and an... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100101999 - Novel distribution and collection system in a multistage column for equalizing the residence time on each stage: The present invention consists of a device for distributing and collecting fluids at the outlet from an upstream granular bed in a multistage column having a plurality of granular beds, said device comprising a deflector, which can equalize the trajectories of the fluid stream lines from the outlet from the... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20100102000 - Method for filtering chemical: A method for filtering a chemical in which a first chemical stored in a first tank is filtered by a filter and a second chemical obtained by the filtering is stored in a second tank has: adding the capture amounts corresponding to the individual first chemicals first to n-th stored... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100102002 - Portable drinking water purification device: A portable water disinfecting and purification apparatus comprising a first chamber into which water to be purified may be drawn by suction or negative pressure, a second chamber into which the water from the first chamber can be forced by a pumping action or positive pressure, whereby the water is... Agent: Charles A. Wilkinson, Esq.

20100102001 - Valving and storage using molecular sieve membranes: The invention provides chemically activated valves based on crystalline molecular sieve membranes. Adsorption of a swelling agent within the pores of the molecular sieve crystals limits transport through the membrane. Desorption of the swelling agent can re-establish transport through the membrane. This valving mechanism can be used in methods for... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20100102003 - Method and apparatus for preventing scale deposits and removing contaminants from fluid columns: A method and apparatus provide fluid treatment at a plurality of distinct points utilizing magnetic energy concentrated in a plurality of distinct areas along a fluid flow path and at least one region of pulsed fluid treatment within a fluid treatment chamber. The instant invention prevents the formation and accumulation... Agent: Mr. Herbert W. Holland

20100102004 - Method and apparatus for preventing scale deposits and removing contaminants from fluid columns: A method and apparatus provide pulsed fluid treatment at a plurality of distinct points utilizing pulsed magnetic energy concentrated in a plurality of distinct areas along a fluid flow path. The instant invention prevents the formation and accumulation of contaminants within conduits and on equipment utilized in the transportation, delivery... Agent: Mr. Herbert W. Holland

20100102005 - Dewatering facility: The present invention relates to a device, for dewatering dredged material with a dry substance rate below 15%, comprising a tank (2) which is arranged with at least one inlet (5) for dredged material, a first outlet (8) for cleaned water and a second outlet (9) for sludge; the tank... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter

20100102006 - Ballast flocculation and sedimentation water treatment system with simplified sludge recirculation, and process therefor: A process for water treatment, including a combination of methods from the group comprising coagulation, sedimentation, flocculation and ballast flocculation, which is further improved by the addition of a simplified sludge recirculation system. The recirculation system corresponding to this process allows higher sludge density as well as less significant water... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100102007 - Process for treatment of sewage waste water: p

20100102008 - Backpressure regulator for supercritical fluid chromatography: This disclosure describes an implementation of a backpressure regulator (BPR) device which is a generally required system component to accomplish supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC). This particular BPR embodiment utilizes a magnetostrictive or piezo-stack displacement transducer to modulate a variable restriction orifice to maintain constant upstream pressure. Also, an example is... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100102009 - Methods and systems for purifying aqueous liquids: Methods and systems are provided for the efficient purification of aqueous liquids comprising an ionic solute. The liquids are purified by a plurality supercapacitor desalination units working in tandem; a first unit operating in “charge” mode, deionizing the feed solution and producing a purified product liquid, while a second supercapacitor... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100102010 - Vortex generator for a fluid filter: A vortex generator for use in a fluid filter operable in both a normal filtering mode and a back flushing mode. The vortex generator including a flapper valve that moves between an open position and a closed position in correspondence to the direction of fluid flow through the fluid filter.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100096302 - System for monitoring the performance of fluid treatment cartridges: A fluid treatment system is provided, the system including a fluid treatment cartridge for treating fluid passing therethrough. The cartridge has an inlet through which untreated fluid enters the cartridge and an outlet from which treated fluid exits the cartridge. The cartridge also has a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100096304 - Fuel filter: The invention relates to a fuel filter (1) with a filter element (2) for separating particles and water out of a fuel flow flowing through the fuel filter (1), a collecting space (6) for collecting the separated water (7), and a dewatering device (3) for discharging the separated water (7)... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100096303 - Physically and chemically emulsified hydrocarbon waters separator for ship's bilges: A separator for use in ships' bilges capable of physical and chemical separation of both free and emulsified hydrocarbons from a water stream that includes two separation units, the first one being a gravimetric separation unit that utilizes coalescent plates to separate free hydrocarbon in the mixture of water/hydrocarbons and... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20100096305 - Wastewater treatment apparatus: A wastewater treatment apparatus (10) includes one or more treatment tanks (12, 14). Each treatment tank (12, 14) has an associated oxygenation treatment circuit (18) including a gas and liquid mixing chamber (20), a gas injector (22) upstream of the mixing chamber (20) and one of an oxygen generator (24)... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100096306 - Water filter with sterilizing function: A water filter with a sterilizing function has a filtering device, a sterilizing device and a pipe connecting the filtering device and the sterilizing device. The filtering device has a water inlet and a water outlet. The water inlet is connected with a water supplying pipe for receiving water. The... Agent:

20100096307 - Protein skimmer for salt-water aquarium: An apparatus for removing organics from water has an upwardly open and downwardly closed column having a tubular side wall and a floor and a generally closed chamber on the floor of the column and forming with the side wall an upwardly open annular space. The column has an outlet... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100096309 - Central core element for a separator assembly: The present invention provides a central core element for separator assemblies useful in the purification of fluids, for example separator assemblies useful for the desalination of seawater. The central core element provided by the present invention comprises at least two porous exhaust conduits wherein each porous exhaust conduit comprises an... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100096308 - Separator assembly: The present invention provides a separator assembly comprising a central core element comprising at least two permeate exhaust conduits and not comprising a concentrate exhaust conduit; and a membrane stack assembly comprising at least one feed carrier layer, at least two permeate carrier layers, and at least two membrane layers,... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100096310 - Filter apparatus: A filter apparatus that while maintaining a high revolution speed, realizes reduction of filter element vibration. The filter apparatus is one comprising cylindrical main-body vessel (1); tubular filter element (7) having a multiplicity of filter pores (7a) for removal of foreign matter contained in liquid, disposed in the main-body vessel... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100096311 - Blood treatment dialyzer/filter design to trap entrained air in a fluid circuit: A modification in the configuration of the blood microtubular filter/dializer used in many kinds of renal replacement therapy systems can provide highly a effective mechanism for removing air from the blood circuit of such systems. In embodiments, for example, the invention takes advantage of the slow flow rate that usually... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100096313 - Aqueous liquid treatment: A container for magnetically activating water comprises a container having recesses as a part of the structure of the container, each of the recesses containing a magnet. The recesses and the magnets can be arranged in a set array in the structure of the container or can be in a... Agent: Michael J. Mcgreal

20100096312 - Magnetic field processor for conditioning fluids: The invention is a magnetic fluid processor for conditioning fluids that includes an elongated housing comprising a core enclosed by a magnetic component in combination with an electrical return path. In one embodiment, the processor includes an elongated housing comprising a hollow core for storing an inert gas, said core... Agent: Jafari Law Group, P.C.

20100096314 - Water filtering device: A water filtering device includes a casing having a first space defined therein and an inner part is received in the first space. The casing includes an inlet at top thereof and an outlet at a lower end thereof. The inner part includes a cover and an inner tube is... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire

20100096315 - Fluid filter with a filter element which can be inserted into a filter housing: A fluid filter, having a filter element (10) which can be inserted into a filter housing (2), characterized in that the filter element (10) has at least one assembly aid element (12) which is assigned a corresponding housing-side assembly aid element (11) in such a way that the housing-side assembly... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100096316 - Spiral type separation membrane element: An object of the invention is to provide a spiral separation membrane element that can reduce the pressure loss of a feed-side channel and be much less vulnerable to the problem of inhibition or blockage of the flow in the feed-side channel. The spiral separation membrane element includes one or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100096317 - Flat sheet membrane element for filtration and flat sheet membrane filtration module: A flat sheet membrane element for performing solid-liquid separation by immersion in a liquid to be treated which contains a suspended component includes sheet-shaped filtration membranes disposed opposite to each other with a space for a treated liquid flow path, a support portion for securing the space for the treated... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100096318 - Membrane treatment apparatus: A membrane treatment apparatus includes a filtration membrane 10 filtering raw water existing in an external environment 100 by applying pressure thereto and a treated water outlet 11 from which treated water collected after filtration by the filtration membrane 10 is taken, and is provided with a filter cloth 12... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100096319 - Separator assembly: A separator assembly is provided comprising a membrane stack assembly comprising a feed carrier layer, a permeate carrier layer, and a membrane layer, and a central core element comprising a concentrate exhaust conduit and a permeate exhaust conduit; wherein the concentrate exhaust conduit and the permeate exhaust conduit are separated... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100096320 - Ultra-thin photo-polymer coatings and uses thereof: The invention provides methods for forming ultra-thin hydrophilic polymeric coatings on articles, as well as articles formed therefrom. The coatings are formed by irradiating a composition including a polymer having pendent photoreactive groups while the composition is in contact with a surface of the article.... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100096321 - Apparatus and methods for separating a hydrocarbon: Apparatus and methods for liquid-liquid extraction. The apparatus can include a housing having a first section, second section, and third section. One or more sieve trays can be disposed in the first section, and one or more gratings can be disposed in the second section. A hydrocarbon feed inlet can... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20100096322 - Method for the biological cleaning of oil contaminated bottom sediments: This invention is focused on protecting the environment, more specifically, on methods for cleaning oil-contaminated bottom sediments and also sludge pits and oil refinery sewage tanks. For realization of this method, after preliminary extraction of liquid fraction of oil from the bottom of the reservoir, place oligochaetes of the family... Agent: Todd Rushton

20100096323 - Methods of reducing the cost required for coming into compliance: The present invention relates to apparatus, methods, and applications for treating wastewater, and more particularly to biological processes for removing pollutants from wastewater. This invention further relates to apparatus and methods for growing microbes on-site at a wastewater treatment facility, and for economically inoculating sufficient microbes to solve various treatment... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100096324 - System and method for reducing pollution in a body of water: A system and method reducing pollution in a body of water using biological processes is provided. The system includes a hydraulic dam generated by an induced downwelling of effluent water from a plurality of water circulating devices. A series of linearly arranged treatment sub-systems are disposed upstream of the hydraulic... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100096325 - Method of operating membrane separator: A method of operating a membrane separator, in which a membrane module comprising a large number of exposed hollow fiber membranes is installed in an untreated water chamber, for making possible stable membrane filtering operation while maintaining a high yield by minimizing loads of the filter membranes and performing effective... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100096326 - Method to control reverse osmosis membrane biofouling in municipal water production: A method of treating water for municipal use comprises treating the feedwater stream on the feed side of a reverse osmosis membrane with a non-oxidizing, bromine-containing biocide in the substantial absence of a reducing agent, such that biofouling of the membrane is reduced or prevented, and measuring the produced water... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100096327 - Polymer coatings that resist adsorption of proteins: The invention provides membranes useful for filtration of water and other liquids. The membrane may be a composite membrane having a polymer layer incorporating quaternary phosphonium or ammonium groups. The polymer layer may be resistant to protein adsorption in an aqueous environment. The membrane may also be a surface-modified membrane... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20100096329 - Method of removing protein-bound deleterious substances during extracorporeal renal replacement treatment: The invention is directed to a method of removing a deleterious substance bound to a protein in blood of a patient by introducing a displacer substance into the blood under conditions in which the displacer substance replaces deleterious substance bound to the protein, thereby resulting in additional unbound deleterious substance... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100096328 - Method of testing integrity of microporous membrane: [Means for Solving Problem] A method of testing the integrity of a microporous membrane comprising filtering a colloid solution through a microporous membrane, the colloid solution comprising a solvent and metal particles dispersed in the solvent, and the solvent comprising components (A) and (B), (A) and (C), or (A), (B),... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100096330 - Method of determining a phosphorus binder dosage for a dialysis patient: The invention is directed to a method of determining a dosage of phosphorus binder for a patient undergoing dialysis treatment to achieve a pre-dialysis serum phosphorus concentration within a desired concentration range while achieving a desired net accumulation of calcium. The method includes determining the dosage of phosphorus binder that... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100096331 - Filtration of a hydrocarbon from a fluid: An apparatus for, method of, and system for treatment of industrial waste water and/or marine vessel bilge waste water before discharge into rivers, lakes, streams and oceans, said waste water having hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon liquid chemical emulsions containing organics and fine suspended particulate matter, said treatment utilizing a hydrocarbon sorbing... Agent: The Miller Law Offices, PLC

20100096332 - Treatment of contaminated water streams from coal-bed-methane production: A method for treating contaminated water streams resulting from the production of coal-bed-methane.... Agent: Henry E. Naylor & Associates

20100096333 - Method and apparatus for removing metals from roof top storm water runoff: A method and apparatus for the removal of metals and cleanup of roof top storm water runoff comprising a drum structure which includes at least two media beds for filtering the storm water runoff. The first media bed filters out particles of toxic metals and metal ions are absorbed on... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group

20100096334 - Swellable materials and methods of use: One aspect of the present invention includes a swellable sol-gel composition including a plurality of interconnected organosilica nanoparticles. Another aspect of the present invention includes a swellable composite including a plurality of interconnected organosilica nanoparticles and a particulate material capable of binding to or reacting with a non-polar or organic... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100096335 - Water treatment process and plant using ballasted flocculation and settling: A method for treating wastewater using a ballasted flocculation technique includes continuously measuring the concentration of suspended solids, organic matter or other impurities in the water to be treated prior to directing the water to be treated to a flocculation tank. Based on this measurement, the amount of ballast necessary... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100096336 - Waste treatment system: A system for removing water from sludge is disclosed. The system (100) includes: de-watering (102) sludge comprising an output from a wastewater treatment system to form a semi-solid sludge cake; dispensing (104) the sludge in a sludge hopper and dispensing a blending material in a recipient blending material hopper; depositing... Agent: Gary J. Cunningham

20100096337 - Ultrasonically induced cavitation of fluorochemicals: A system for the treatment of groundwater is described, the system including: a first component for placement into a groundwater table, the first component having a first end and a second end and an interior space defined by an inner wall and extending between the first end and the second... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100096338 - Management arrangement: The invention discloses a management arrangement for a swimming pool. The arrangement includes a number of sensors being adapted to measure variables and generate input data relating to a swimming pool. The input data is processed by a processing unit to generate output data, which data is then used by... Agent: Friendrich Von Rohrscheidt

20100096339 - Water denitrification: The described implementations relate to water denitrification. One method obtains nitrate levels in influent and effluent of a moving bed media filter and determines carbon levels in the effluent. The method also doses carbon feedstock into the influent based on both the nitrate levels and the carbon levels.... Agent: Rainier Patents, P.s.

20100096340 - Control of development of biofilms in industrial process water: There is provided a method of inhibiting the development of a biofilm adjacent a surface, the method comprising intermittently applying a biofilm inhibiting substance to a collection of microorganisms having biofilm developing potential. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100096341 - Pressure filter apparatus and method using interstitial expanding gas: A method and apparatus is disclosed for separating a slurry into liquids and solids in a pressure filter apparatus and for forming a substantially dry and often loosely packet filter solids cake wherein a high temperature and high pressure steam is introduced into an initially formed filter cake in the... Agent: Daniel Dejoseph Flsmidth Inc.

20100096342 - Removal of contaminants from water and gas by filtration: The invention relates to compositions and methods for separating oil and other contaminants (particularly oleophilic compounds) from water, gas and other carriers. The invention is useful for separating oil, including emulsified oil, from water and other oleophilic compounds from bilgewater and other wastewater. The compositions comprise a hydrocarbon resin and... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP

20100096343 - Horizontal agitator and method for producing a flow in a clearing basin using the horizontal agitator: The invention relates to a horizontal agitator for producing a flow in a clearing basin, wherein a propeller (2) having a plurality of blades (4) is connected to a submersible motor (1) axially disposed thereto. In order to increase the efficiency of the horizontal agitator, according to the invention the... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100089805 - Snap-in water sensor: An improved water sensor and method for retaining a water sensor to a filter housing are described herein. A snap-fit connection is utilized to secure the water sensor to the filter housing. In one embodiment, the snap-fit connection is achieved using non-metallic components.... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100089806 - Extracorporeal blood therapy apparatus control unit housing with removable panels and manually operated panel engaging components: An extracorporeal blood therapy control unit housing has a first and second manually mounted panels and spring loaded components configured for releasably engaging and tensioning the said panels against a side of said housing. The first and second panels have arch-shaped tubing segments mounted on the interior side of said... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100089807 - Dialysis machine: A disposable cartridge for use in a hemodialysis machine has a blood flowpath for carrying a volume of blood to be treated in a dialyseer and a dialysate flowpath, isolated from the blood flowpath, for delivering a flow of dislysate solution through the dialyser. The cartridge is received in an... Agent: Pyle & Piontek LLC

20100089808 - Digester for degradation of human waste: A digester for degradation of human waste comprising a main tank having biochemical treatment compartment and chemical treatment compartment connected by connecting pipe as a passage for bio-chemically treated waste to chemical treatment compartment; the biochemical treatment compartment has at least one loosely fitted partitioned wall and at least one... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20100089809 - Integrated utility system: An integrated utility system (10) comprising; i) a power supply (12); and ii) a wastewater treatment system (20), wherein waste energy from the power supply (12) is utilised in the wastewater treatment system (20).... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20100089810 - Water filtration apparatus: A water filtration apparatus has at least one tank in fluid communication with a conduit through at least one aperture in a wall. Each tank uses filter blocks to support the filter medium and to direct the filtered water to the conduit via the aperture. An end plate for the... Agent: D'ambrosio & Menon, LLP

20100089811 - Hplc preparative column design: The preparative column has an inner thin wall HPLC compatible material tube, packed with absorbent particles, with filters and end fittings of HPLC compatible material at the tube ends. An aluminum outer sleeve tightly overlies and reinforces the inner tube, aluminum end caps overlie the end fittings and are secured... Agent: Charles F. Lind

20100089813 - Cylindrical cartridge assembly with interlocking wall panels: A fluid (e.g. liquid) treatment cartridge assembly for holding solid (particulate) matter therein for contact with a fluid (e.g. a liquid medium). The cartridge comprises an outer cylindrical housing component, having a first cylindrical axis, and an inner tubular component disposed within the cylindrical housing component. The outer cylindrical housing... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100089812 - Filter cartridge assembly: A filter assembly (10) for fluids, comprising a generally cylindrical container (3), a cylindrical filter cartridge (4) housed inside said container (3) and a closing cover (1) with centering means (11) of the filter cartridge (4) on the bottom of the container. The centering of the cartridge (4) during its... Agent: Istate Ionescu

20100089814 - Filter module: The present invention relates to a filter module comprising a body of wound layers of a sheet material, said body having an inner and an outer peripheral surface delimiting the body with respect to an inner and an outer periphery, respectively, a first and a second end face, a winding... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100089815 - Rapid and efficient filtering whole blood in capillary flow device: This invention provides lateral flow filters with pore size gradients and with features to prevent peripheral flows around the filter. The filters can be laminated composites of two or more planar filter layers. Cartridges employing the filters can include a filtration chamber configured to retain the lateral flow filters including... Agent: Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C.

20100089816 - Liquid filter apparatus: A filter apparatus for filtering material solids from a liquid having a filter belt driven by a pair of belt transport chains and including a purged seal member to limit bypass of unfiltered fluid around the filter belt. The filter apparatus includes a plurality of flight bars configured to float... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100089817 - Hollow fiber, hollow fiber bundle, filter and method for the production of a hollow fiber or a hollow fiber bundle: The present invention relates to a hollow fiber made of a semipermeable membrane material, with the hollow fiber having exactly one restriction over its total length in which the inner diameter of the hollow fiber is reduced with respect to the section or sections of the hollow fiber adjoining the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100089818 - Device for purifying gases, such as air in particular, or liquids, such as water in particular: Device for purifying gases, such as air in particular, or liquids, such as water in particular, in which use is made of micro-organisms. The device comprises a chamber (1) containing at least one filter pattern (7) and having intakes and outlets (12, 13) for the medium that is to be... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100089820 - Dialysis membrane with improved removal of middle molecules: A method for producing such membranes by a coagulation process induced by a non-solvent, in which a spinning solution comprising a synthetic first polymer and possibly a hydrophilic second polymer is extruded through the annular slit of a hollow-fibre die to give a hollow fibre, and a coagulation medium that... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20100089819 - Pleated multi-layer filter media and cartridge: A pleated filter element includes a composite depth filter medium formed into a plurality of pleats. The composite depth filter medium includes a plurality of depth filter media layers. Each of the plurality of depth filter media layers includes adsorber particulate matter. Each of the plurality of depth filter media... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100089821 - Density baffle for clarifier tank: A baffle system in a clarifier tank having a tank bottom, a periphery, a substantially vertical peripheral wall bounding the interior of the tank and an effluent channel includes a plurality of baffles mounted on the clarifier tank. Each baffle has a baffle surface with a lower end and an... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20100089822 - Micro gas attendant system: A lagoon of effluent is stablished, comprising a set of sub-portions at different levels in the lagoon associated with a corresponding set of concentrations of dissolved oxygen, each sub-portion of the lagoon having a different concentration of dissolved oxygen. An incubator comprising a set of sub-portions associated with said set... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100089823 - Feedback system for enhancing elimination of biomass in sewage sludge: Already-treated sludge is fed back into incoming sewage, and is effective to supply nutrients needed for the microbiological breakdown of the sludge. The feedback sludge has a solids content of 10% or more, and has been sheared and heated to drive its viscosity down to 10,000 cP or less. In... Agent: Anthony Asquith

20100089824 - Methods of reducing the amount of settling aid: The present invention relates to apparatus, methods, and applications for treating wastewater, and more particularly to biological processes for removing pollutants from wastewater. This invention further relates to apparatus and methods for growing microbes on-site at a wastewater treatment facility, and for economically inoculating sufficient microbes to solve various treatment... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100089826 - Methods of reducing the time required for coming into compliance: The present invention relates to apparatus, methods, and applications for treating wastewater, and more particularly to biological processes for removing pollutants from wastewater. This invention further relates to apparatus and methods for growing microbes on-site at a wastewater treatment facility, and for economically inoculating sufficient microbes to solve various treatment... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100089825 - Systems and methods for treatment of perchlorate contaminated water: The invention provides systems and methods for removing perchlorate from water. The systems comprise reactors comprising biomass for degrading perchlorate, and the operation of the systems can be controlled according to novel logic specifications. Also provided are filters and filtration systems for clearing water in advance of analysis of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100089827 - Membrane biofilm reactor for removing contaminants from ground water: Apparatus and methods for water treatment are described, particularly for the simultaneous removal of nitrate, perchlorate, and other organic contaminates from contaminated water using a membrane biofilm reactor (MBfR).... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100089828 - Membrane bioreactor for phosphorus removal: A method of assisting the removal of phosphorous from wastewater in a wastewater treatment system comprising a membrane bioreactor having at least one membrane (6), the method comprising forming a mixture of a gas and liquid medium; adding a coagulant to the mixture; applying the mixture and added coagulant to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100089829 - Membrane cleaning method and apparatus: A membrane cleaning apparatus comprising two electrode plates and a filtration unit is provided, wherein the filtration unit is disposed between the electrode plates. The filtration unit comprises a supporting plate and a membrane, and the membrane is disposed on the support plate. This invention can effectively clean the fouling... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100089830 - Vacuum enhanced direct contact membrane distillation: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for purifying an impaired liquid. In a particular example, the disclosure provides methods and systems for purifying water containing a solute. A feed stream of solute containing water is introduced in a flow chamber. A permeate stream of water at least substantially free... Agent: Unr/dri Technology Transfer Office

20100089832 - Modified diamond particle surfaces and method: A method for preparing modified diamond particles for use in chromatography where hydroxyl groups at the diamond surfaces are reacted with a reactive molecule to introduce a desired functional group at the diamond surface.... Agent: James Sonntag James Sonntag, Patent Attorney

20100089831 - Preparation and use of chiral zeolites for liquid chromatography: The present invention relates to the preparation of chiral zeolites and their use in liquid chromatography. The zeolite material may be used in the chromatographic separation of mixtures of components, such as the separation of enantiomers.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100089833 - System and method of filtering metalworking fluid: A system and method of filtering metalworking fluid is disclosed. A particle filter is provided in fluid communication with a sump of machining equipment to filter particles from a metalworking fluid. The metalworking fluid is filtered using the particle filter to remove metal filings and debris from the metalworking fluid.... Agent: Mckinney Law, LLC

20100089834 - Method of dewatering gas hydrate and apparatus therefor: A gas hydrate slurry dewatering apparatus adapted to feed a raw as into a cylindrical main body of dewatering column so gas to attain pressurization and so suction any gas from the interior of a drainage chamber disposed around the cylindrical main body so as to attain depressurization. An internal... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100089835 - Method and equipment for processing fatty waste: The invention relates particularly to an equipment for processing fatty waste (1) essentially comprising a fatty fraction (11), an aqueous fraction (12), and a residual fraction (13), wherein said equipment includes at least one boiler (2), a station (3) for collecting waste (1), a fractioning station (4), a loop including... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100089836 - Oil drier regenerator: A regeneration circuit for the in situ regeneration of an inline adsorbent filter, said filter being part of a normal circuit that is configured to remove one or more contaminant from a fluid circulated through a machine; the regeneration circuit includes a regeneration unit configured to remove one or more... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath

20100089837 - Blood purification apparatus and method of confirming circuit continuity failure thereof: A blood processing apparatus in which whether or not circuit components are connected is ascertained, and a method of ascertaining a failure in such circuit connection is provided. By closing a blood return valve, disposed in a blood return passage for returning a blood, processed in a first blood processing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100089838 - Floor drain: Floor drain with water trap including an upper screen (19) or lip and a lower screen or threshold (32) extending to a higher level (29) than the lower edge of the upper screen, and that the water first flow below the upper screen and thereafter over the lower screen. The... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20100089840 - Removal of adenine during a pathogen reduction process in whole blood or red blood cells by dilution: The methods of this invention involve preventing the formation of a complex between adenine and riboflavin by reducing the amount of adenine in a solution containing blood or blood components to be pathogen reduced.... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20100089841 - Ultrasonically induced cavitation of fluorochemicals: A process is described for the treatment of fluorochemicals in an aqueous environment, the process including the steps of (1) ultrasonically inducing cavitation in an aqueous system at a frequency within the range from about 15 kHz to about 1100 kHz, the aqueous system comprising fluorochemicals; and (2) breaking down... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100089839 - Device and process for improving mixing in the uv disinfection of liquids: A device is proposed for the UV disinfection of liquids in an open or closed channel, having an inflow for the liquid to be disinfected, at least one UV irradiator arranged downstream of the inflow in a main flow direction and also having an outflow arranged downstream of the UV... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100089842 - Swimming pool skimmer and debris cleaning device: A device for skimming the surface of the water in a swimming pool or the like, in a single, generally sweeping motion and thereby collecting most all of the debris floating on or near the surface of the pool into one spot where it may be lifted and removed from... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC

20100089843 - Double filtration blood purification apparatus and method of priming therefor: To provide a double filtration blood purification apparatus that can be primed while generation of bubbles within each of a separating membrane in both of a blood component separator and a plasma component separator is avoided and also to provide a method of priming such blood purification apparatus. A cleansing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100084324 - Cleaning apparatus: The invention relates to a cleaning apparatus (1) for removing solid matter from a liquid, especially for a coolant-lubricant circuit (35). Said cleaning apparatus (1) comprises a hollow cylindrical filter member (2) that separates a crude chamber (6) from a pure chamber (7), an inlet (8) which is located on... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100084325 - Pool skimmer adapter: This invention describes a ring shaped adapter that is adapted to fit within a pool skimmer and have a pressure cap that will prevent debris from inadvertently being deposited within the pump system of the pool under construction. The ring shaped adapter and pressure cap will allow the pool to... Agent: Lewis Brande

20100084326 - Forming method of bodily fluid purification cassette: The present invention provides a forming method capable of inexpensively forming a bodily fluid purification cassette which is reduced in size as small as possible. A bodily fluid purification cassette is detachably attached to a bodily fluid purification apparatus body. The bodily fluid purification cassette includes a synthetic resin box-like... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100084328 - Preparation of polysaccharide beads: The present invention relates a method of preparing agarose beads, which method results in a population of beads which are of relatively uniform particle size. In an advantageous embodiment, the beads are of a particle size less than 10 μm, and the coefficient of variation C.V. of the population is... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20100084327 - Recovery and precipitation of various elements and compounds: Systems and methods are disclosed for extracting a plurality of materials from a solution. These include a plurality of extraction devices. The extraction devices use a resin suspended above at least one screen, and the resin is used to extract at least one material from a fluid. A liquid is... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100084329 - Screen clamp: This invention relates to a method for easy installation and removal of a screen assembly for vibratory machinery and more particularly to shake table screening. The screen assembly comprises a screen frame, a screen cloth and a screen bed, whereby no clamping components are visible on top of the screen.... Agent: Strasburger & Price, LLP Attn:IPSection

20100084330 - Zirconium phosphate particles having improved adsorption capacity and method of synthesizing the same: Zirconium phosphate particles are synthesized by providing a solution of zirconium oxychloride in an aqueous solvent, adding at least one low molecular weight, oxygen containing, monofunctional, organic additive to the solution, and combining this solution with heated phosphoric acid or a phosphoric acid salt to obtain zirconium phosphate particles by... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20100084331 - Device for removing leukocytes from blood: A device for reducing the number of leucocytes in blood comprising a plurality of hollow fibers based on organic polymers, whereby the hollow fibers have a lumen and a wall surrounding the lumen, said wall having an internal surface facing the lumen and an external surface, whereby the hollow fibers... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20100084332 - Flexible housing filter and methods for making such filter: A method for manufacturing a blood filter assembly is provided that includes the steps of providing a first housing sheet and a second housing sheet. The method includes locating and sealing at least one port onto each of the first and second housing sheets. The method includes locating the filtration... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100084333 - Fabrication of reinforced nanoporous membranes: The present invention discloses a method for manufacturing ultra-thin reinforced membranes from a SOI wafer having a front side and a back side, the front side having an etch stop layer buried under a device layer, provided for by forming reinforcement bars by etching openings in the device layer down... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100084334 - Method for the production of a filter element and filter element produced according to said method: 1. A method for the production of a filter element. 2. A method for the production of a filter element (1) comprising the steps: a) Providing a filter medium (3) surrounding an inner filter cavity (7) and comprising a heat-sealable material; b) Providing at least one end cap (9, 13)... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20100084335 - Composite membrane for the separation of water and method for manufacturing same: A composite membrane is provided for the separation of water with at least one separation layer of cross-linked polyvinyl alcohol, with the separation layer being subjected in a separate process step to a post-crosslinking operation with an acid or an acid-releasing compound and at least one dialdehyde.... Agent: Francis C. Hand, Esq., C/o Carella, Byme, Bain,

20100084336 - Dechlorinating chitosan fibers and method for manufacturing the same: A method for manufacturing a dechlorinating chitosan fiber is provided. The method includes preparing a spinning solution and performing wet spinning with the spinning solution. The spinning solution is prepared by dispersing calcium sulfite and chitosan or derivates thereof in a solvent, wherein when the solvent is 100 parts by... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100084337 - Apparatus and methods for control of waste treatment processes: Waste-treatment processes are enhanced through generation and introduction of specific biological populations customized to perform or favor specific tasks either during the main process, for the formation or precipitation of certain biological nutrients, or to accomplish solids formation reduction in a post-treatment process. These bacteria may be grown from specialized... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100084338 - Method and apparatus for treating ballast water: At the time of loading a ship, ballast water is sent to a ceramic filter membrane having a mesh of 9 to 12 μm by a filtration pump, and at the time of unloading, ballast seawater is sent to the membrane by the filtration pump to be filtrated under pressure.... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100084339 - High cut-off hemodialysis membranes for the treatment of chronic hemodialysis patients: The present invention relates to high cut-off hemodialysis membranes for the treatment of chronic hemodialysis (CHD) patients, with the potential to improve long-term survival of these patients by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, through down-regulation of monocyte activation in the blood. Monocytes are the major circulating blood cells involved... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

20100084340 - Zero waste reverse osmosis system and downstream rinsing: A system for regulating a reverse osmosis system to obtain zero wastewater includes a fresh water supply, a reverse osmosis apparatus, a concentrate storage tank and a permeate storage tank, a concentrate solenoid valve and a permeate solenoid valve, a permeate heater, an institutional dishmachine and a control system. The... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (74074)

20100084341 - Chromatography column method of variable speed operation: A chromatography column is normally filled with a slurry of media for operation. A piston normally compacts the slurry in the column. The piston moves through a cavity in communication with both a slurry inlet and slurry ports which are in communication with the interior of the chromatography column. A... Agent: Douglas T. Johnson Miller & Martin

20100084344 - Expanded bed column and disposable chromatography: In the field of expanded bed adsorption chromatography, with particular but not exclusive relevance to disposable expanded bed chromatography columns, a method of conducting upward flow expanded bed chromatography comprising: supplying a liquid via an inlet to a stationary phase medium contained in a column, allowing adsorption of at least... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100084345 - Method for the manufacture of agarose gels: A method for the manufacture of an agarose separation gel: The method is characterized in comprising the steps of: i) providing a solution of agar, and ii) one, two or more substeps (ii.A, ii.B, ii.C etc) which each comprises desulphating thereby transforming agar to agarose having a degree of substitution... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100084342 - Method of and device for packing a chromatography column: A method and device for packing a chromatography column formed of one or more vibration devices attached to top and/or bottom flanges of the column. Media is added in one or more steps to the column, allowed to settle under the effects of gravity and then subjected to one or... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20100084343 - System and process for the removal of fluorochemicals from water: Systems and processes for the removal of fluorochemicals from water are provided. Systems according to the invention include a vessel containing the ion exchange resin, the ion exchange resin including an insoluble matrix having functional groups bonded to the matrix, the functional groups being amines of the formula: N(R1R2R3) Where... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100084346 - Process for the purification of water: The present invention relates to a process for the purification of water by adding surface-reacted natural calcium carbonate or an aqueous suspension comprising surface-reacted calcium carbonate and having a pH greater than 6.0 measured at 20° C., to the medium, wherein the surface-reacted calcium carbonate is a reaction product of... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100084347 - Fluid filter monitoring device: An indicator for the status of the filter is provided. The indicator comprises at least one erodable member in contact with the source fluid and a visual indication arrangement that permits a viewer to gauge the appearance of the erodable member to thereby gauge the filter status. The erodable member... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100084348 - Cleaning device: A screen cleaning apparatus for use, for example, in connection with a discharge conduit of a sewage pumping station, may include a housing, a screen, a rake and a float. The housing may operate to contain a fluid (and/or define a container for the other components) and include a fluid... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100084349 - System and method for monitoring water transmission of uv light in disinfection systems: Some demonstrative embodiments of the invention include a system and a method for disinfection of a liquid including monitoring the disinfection process. The system may include a conduit to carry flowing liquid to be disinfected, wherein the conduit comprises an inlet to receive the liquid, an outlet to discharge the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100084350 - Systems and methods for continuous multiphase reaction and separation: The present invention relates to a slurry reactor system suitable for continuous multiphase reaction/separation, as well as a method for continuous reaction/separation of a multiphase reaction in a slurry reactor system. The system includes a reaction vessel, a separation device that includes a separation chamber and a filter element, and... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100084351 - Method of filtering phosphate utilizing a rotary table filter or horizontal table filter: The present disclosure is directed to a filter support having a surface with a plurality of perforations therein. At least one spray bar may be substantially fixed adjacent to the surface of the filter support. A spray bar may include a plurality of nozzles for directing a pressured fluid toward... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100084352 - Multiple vortex waste separator apparatus: A multiple vortex separator for drawing a substantially moisture-free airstream from a waste stream having an annular channel defining a first vortex flow path for separating liquid and solid waste from this waste stream and an inverted conical cavity between nested inverted cones defining a second vortex flow path that... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100078367 - Field relief reservoir for septic field system: A reservoir and a septic system are provided. The reservoir can have a wall having a top end and a bottom end, an opening at the top end of the wall, a floor at the bottom end of the wall, an internal cavity defined by the wall and the floor... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell

20100078368 - Device for treating ballast water with aqueous acrolein solution: A device for treating of ballast water with aqueous acrolein solution is characterized in that the ballast water is pumped through a water jet pump (Z) by means of a pressure rising pump (VP), and that the negative pressure zone of the water jet pump is hydraulically connected with a... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100078369 - Device for treating and purifying a liquid product: The invention relates to the food industry. Vodka (liquid product) is treated and purifies by passing through a sorbing component mixture which is placed between filtering materials. Each portion of vodka poured from a bottle into a drinking vessel is treated and purified, prior to be consumed, being pushed by... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20100078370 - Floating baffle panel and filter apparatus: The present invention is a storm water filter system for filtering floatable debris and non-floating pollutants from storm water passing through a storm water drain system vault. The storm water filtering system has a vault having chamber having a wall between the inlet thereto and the outlet therefrom. The wall... Agent: William M. Hobby, Iii

20100078371 - Separator: A separator separates fuel components from oil diluted by fuel in a crossflow filtration method. The separator includes a tubular separator main body; a separation member provided in the separator main body to partition an inside of the separator main body into a first area and a second area, and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100078372 - Soil and water remediation system and method: Method for treating contaminants at a site, especially a deep well site, includes delivering a first stream of a first gas to a first port of a laminar microporous diffuser and delivering a second stream of a second gas to a second port of the laminar microporous diffuser to effect... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20100078373 - Submersible media-filled wastewater treatment filter: An submersible media-filled wastewater treatment filter (18) for use with a septic tank (10) or other treatment unit utilizes a special media (30) to provide solids separation and biological treatment within the filter unit. The media is a highly compressible material with a large surface area to volume ratio. As... Agent: Innovation Law Office Of Dennis Schell

20100078374 - Alignment apparatus for external pressure type module and filtering system comprising the same: An alignment apparatus for external pressure type module and a filtering system comprising the same is disclosed, which is capable of supporting the external pressure type module while being connected to a pipe and the filtering system, wherein the alignment apparatus comprises a supporting member having a central through-hole into... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100078375 - Filter assembly: A filter assembly is disclosed having a filter base including an inlet and an outlet. The filter assembly also has a first valve disposed in the inlet, the first valve including a portion that protrudes from the filter base. The filter assembly additionally has a second valve disposed in the... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20100078376 - Dewatering structure: A dewatering structure is provided. The dewatering structure includes a receptacle body, a dewatering unit, and an operation unit. The receptacle body includes a receptacle tub and an assembling space. The dewatering unit is a hollow bucket which allows fluid flowing therethrough. The dewatering unit is assembled in the receptacle... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100078377 - Fluid filtration system: A fluid filtration device includes a tubular external shell assembled with first and second end plates. A cartridge plate is secured to the shell between the first and second end plates, such that the first end plate and the cartridge plate define a filtration chamber, and the second end plate... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20100078378 - Spiral crossflow filter: The present disclosure describes a spiral cross-flow filter. The spiral cross-flow filter includes a filter element having a continuous web of leaves formed by pleating a laminate filter element. The filter element may include a composite filter material including a first layer of a membrane material adjacent an outer shell,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100078379 - Pleated filtration media, media packs, filter elements, and methods for filtering fluids: Pleated filtration media, media packs, filter elements, and methods for filtering fluid are provided which contain three dimensional flutes in the media surface, the flutes configured to improve filter performance. In certain embodiments the flutes have defined peaks that reduce masking between adjacent pleats, the flutes have ridges along their... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100078380 - Method and equipment for liquid-liquid extraction: The invention relates to a method for reversing the dispersion formed in the mixing section of liquid-liquid extraction and kept condensed in the separation section and the separated solutions form the rear end of the separation section to flow back towards the feed end of the separation section. The invention... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100078381 - Covalently immobilized enzyme and method to make the same: A composition of enzyme, polymer, and crosslinker forms a network of covalently bound macromolecules. The covalently immobilized enzyme preparation has enzymatic activity, and retains stable activity when dried and stored at ambient conditions. Methods for preparing an immobilized enzyme and methods for using the enzyme are disclosed.... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20100078382 - Continuous collection method of particle component in aqueous solution and apparatus therefor: The particle components may be collected by using a phenomenon that the particle components in the aqueous phase aggregate at the liquid-to-liquid interface. Both of the particle components and the dissolved components in the aqueous phase may be simultaneously collected if combined with liquid-liquid extraction phenomenon that the dissolved components... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100078383 - Apparatus for laboratory dialysis: The present invention describes a simple apparatus for the laboratory dialysis/desalting or purification of proteins. The same consists of a non-floating plate with means to attach a single or plurality of membrane based devices to carry out dialysis, such that only the membrane portion of the device comes into contact... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20100078384 - Apparatus and method for separation of particles suspended in a liquid from the liquid in which they are suspended: A method for separating, or removing, particulate material, e.g., blood cells, from a sample of fluid, e.g., whole blood of a patient, in which the particulate material is suspended. In the case of separating blood cells from blood plasma or blood serum, the resulting samples of blood plasma or blood... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories

20100078385 - Blood circuit, blood purification control apparatus, and priming method: The blood circuit includes: a hemofilter (56) purifying blood; a blood removal line that has an end connected to an inlet of the hemofilter (56) and that consists of a first blood removal line (84), a second blood removal line (88), and a third blood removal line (89); a blood... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100078386 - Separation membrane made from blends of polyimides with polyimidazoles: A membrane for fluid separation made of a blend of at least a polyimide polymer and a polyimidazole polymer.... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20100078387 - Acid zirconium phosphate and alkaline hydrous zirconium oxide materials for sorbent dialysis: A combination of acid zirconium phosphate and alkaline hydrous zirconium oxide are utilized as ion-exchange materials, for example, in sorbent dialysis. The combination provides for dialysate regeneration while maintaining constant and controlled levels of Na+, HCO3−, and pH.... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20100078388 - Emm-11, a novel synthetic crystalline microporous material, its preparation and use: EMM-11 is a novel synthetic crystalline microporous material having a single crystalline phase with a unique 3-dimensional channel system comprising three sets of channels, namely a first set comprising 10-ring channels, and a second set and third set comprising 8-ring channels. EMM-11 has unique T-atom connectivity and X-ray diffraction pattern... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company

20100078389 - Method of treating sludge material using electrokinetics: Sludge is treated in a treatment chamber by providing a pair of electrodes in the treatment chamber and applying an electrical current between the electrodes such that one of the electrodes functions as an anode and one of the electrodes functions as a cathode in proximity to the outlet. A... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100078390 - Mercury removal process: A process for removing mercury from an aqueous stream using a supported selenium and sulfur material is disclosed.... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing

20100078391 - Residual stream upgrading in a propylene oxide-styrene monomer process: In the co-production of propylene oxide and styrene monomer, there is produced a sodium-containing heavy residue stream previously suitable only as a low grade fuel. In accordance with the invention, the heavy residue stream is mixed with a hydrocarbon and an aqueous acid, and the resulting mixture is separated into... Agent: Lyondellbasell Industries

20100078392 - Blood processing apparatus with incipient spill-over detection: A density centrifuge blood processing system comprising a separation chamber rotating about a central rotation axis, the separation chamber being coupled to an elutriation chamber, a first detector for the separation chamber to detect light from an observation region, a computational apparatus distinguishing at least two regions in the observation... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20100078393 - Biocidal compositions and methods of use: Provided is a biocidal composition comprising glutaraldehyde and an oxazolidine biocidal compound. The composition is useful for controlling microorganisms in aqueous or water containing systems such as found in oil and natural gas production.... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100078394 - Filter units: A filter unit includes a flexible bag having permeable material on a first side and a second side that allows fluid to pass through the container. Granularized rubber is enclosed within the flexible bag. The granularized rubber filters hydrocarbon products from the fluid.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100078395 - Screen filter module for alternating flow filtration: Improved screen filter modules, related compartmentalized filtration modules, and related filtration processes, suitable for filtering fluid to eliminate suspended particulate matter, such as living cells or microcarriers anchoring living cells, or to separate particulate matter based on size. The improvement is the presence of a barrier that channels redirected filtrate... Agent: Allan Fried

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