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Liquid purification or separation May archived by USPTO category 05/10

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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100126916 - Apparatus for manufacturing oxygenated water: An apparatus for generating oxygenated water by dissolving oxygen in water is disclosed. The apparatus includes a reservoir (10) storing drinking water, an oxygen generating unit (20) generating oxygen through electrolysis and supplying the oxygen into a pipe line (11) through which the drinking water flows, and a dissolving unit... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100126917 - Clamp collar design: A floor drain having a drain body that receives a rotatable frame with a grate. The orientation of the grate and frame about an axis of the drain body may be adjusted by rotating the frame relative to the drain body and clamping the frame in the desired orientation. Adjustments... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100126919 - Filter element with threaded top endplate: A filter assembly where the filter element is designed to connect directly to the spud of a vehicle fluid system, for example an engine lubrication system, a fuel system, or a hydraulic system. This provides a direct connection between the filtered fluid and the fluid system. The need for a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100126918 - Flow selection device for use with pools and the like: A flow selection device for removal of detritus from a body of water, the device including at least one inlet manifold having a forward face with an opening, at least one outlet located in an upper rear portion of the device and at least one chamber located between the at... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100126920 - Fuel filter: The invention concerns a fuel filter 10, in particular for diesel fuels, that comprises a housing 11 and a filter medium 12. The filter medium 12 is arranged by means of a filter medium holder 24 in the housing, wherein the filter medium holder comprises a venting bore 25. Through... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100126921 - Multiple segment chromatography assembly for packing a chromatography column: A slurry chamber is fastened to and held in coaxial alignment with a chromatography column by a V-band. One end of the column has an end cap and fit. A slurry of fluid and chromatographic media is placed in the column and chamber. A piston is forced through the chamber... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100126922 - Component separation device: A component separating device includes a flow channel, an acoustic wave generator for generating an acoustic wave in the flow channel, a first inlet channel for introducing a fist solution containing solid particles into the flow channel, a second inlet channel for introducing a second solution, and outlet channels for... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100126923 - Bioartificial liver system using bioreactor packed with gel beads: The present invention discloses a bioartificial liver system comprising a fixed-bed bioreactor packed with gel beads containing hepatocytes of an animal, a plasma reservoir, a plasma separator, and an efflux chamber, wherein the plasma reservoir is located at a position higher than the bioreactor, a ventilation filter in contact with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100126924 - Anti-rotation of shell relative to nutplate: A filter assembly having anti-rotation features that prevent rotation of a shell relative to a nutplate and a method of forming the disclosed filter assembly are described. The disclosed method radially deforms a flange of the housing to the shape of the pre-formed anti-rotation features, and does not utilize a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100126925 - Flotation device: Flotation device for the separation (purification or removal) of dispersed particles in a fluid, in particular removal of dispersed oil in water. The device includes a flotation cell (1) with one or more nozzles (4) provided at or near the bottom of the cell for the supply of gas or... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100126926 - Electrocoagulation apparatus having integrated clarifier: An electrocoagulation apparatus is disclosed integrated with a plate clarifier for effluent treatment. The clarifier includes first and second tanks, an electrocoagulation reactor positioned in the first tank.... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

20100126927 - Device for the intake or manipulation of a liquid: A device for the intake or manipulation of a fluid, in particular, a liquid, and a method for the production of a device of this type in which a flat, non-preformed covering film is laminated onto a carrier, a three-dimensionally shaped or convex chamber wall being formed solely by means... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100126928 - Filter cartridge retention to nutplate: A filter assembly where the filter cartridge is secured to the nutplate and a seal is provided between the filter cartridge and the nutplate. The sealing relationship between the filter cartridge and the nutplate is maintained during use of the filter assembly without using a spring engaged with the filter... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100126930 - Denitrification process and system: The disclosed process and system are used for the denitrification of wastewater. The system comprises: an influent concentration analyzer for measuring an influent dissolved oxygen concentration, an influent nitrate concentration, and an influent nitrite concentration; and a feed chemical controller for providing a feed chemical at a controlled rate. The... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100126929 - Membrane supported biofilm apparatus and process: A membrane supported biofilm apparatus has a plurality of hollow fiber gas permeable membranes in a tank containing water to be treated. The membranes have an outside diameter of about 200 microns or less and occupy between 0.5% and 4% of the tank volume. A biofilm supported on the membranes... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100126931 - Method and device for purifying liquid effluents: The invention relates to a method and a device for purifying liquid effluents, in which water is separated from substances by performing, in a single vertical enclosure (3), a vertical bubbling in the effluents fed at a flow rate d. The enclosure has a free surface and includes at least... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100126932 - Method and apparatus for treatament of contaminated liquid: Methods and apparatuses for treatment of contaminated liquid are provided including an integrated ultra-filtration and clarification apparatus, and an optional integrated electrocoagulation capability. The integrated apparatus comprises an outer tank, an inner casing, and a plurality of ultra-filtration filters contained within the inner casing. Clarification of liquid occurs in the... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100126933 - Washer bath using centrifuge and ultra filter: A part washing apparatus includes a centrifugal filter and an ultra filter provided as a single base unit. A washing chamber is provided to enclose one or more industrial parts for cleaning with a washing solution, which is collected in a washer bath. The washing solution is then pumped through... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100126934 - Purification process of fluorine-based solvent-containing solution: To provide a purification process where a fluorine-based solvent can be obtained at a high purity by relatively small equipment without using a distillation apparatus. A purification process of a mixed solution containing a fluorine-based solvent which is a process for purifying a fluorine-based solvent from a mixed solution containing... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100126935 - Method of membrane separation and membrane separation apparatus: A method of membrane separation and membrane separation apparatus, with which not only a supply liquid can be evaluated but also the problems, such as scale, occurring on reverse osmosis membrane can be monitored in a highly straightforward fashion. There is provided a membrane separation apparatus equipped with reverse osmosis... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100126936 - Process and facility for treating waste drilling mud: A method is provided of recycling and cleaning up oil-based waste drilling mud and cuttings contaminated with oil-based waste drilling mud. A facility for performing the method is also provided. The method includes removing the coarse solids from the mud, breaking the emulsion, separating the hydrophobic phase from the water... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100126937 - Wet air oxidation process using recycled catalyst: A system and method for the treatment of process streams. A catalyst mediates a wet oxidation process at elevated temperatures and pressures for treating at least one undesirable constituent in an aqueous mixture. The aqueous mixture may be contacted with a catalyst and an oxidizing agent at an elevated temperature... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100126938 - Process and apparatus for separating and recovering waste alkali from cyclohexane oxidation solution: The present invention relates to a process and an apparatus for separating and recovering the waste alkali from a cyclohexane oxidation solution, and provides a process and an apparatus for separating and recovering the waste alkali from a cyclohexane oxidation solution. According to the invention, a gradient combination of the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100126939 - Method and apparatus for controlling feeding an agent to a cooling water system: Cooling water (circulating back water) which is raised its temperature by a refrigerator 12 is sprayed from a spraying device 2 of a cooling tower, and is collected in a pit 4. The cooling water in the pit 4 is circulated via a circulation pump (10), a circulation forward pipe... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100126940 - Underwater plasma processing apparatus and system and method for processing ballast water of ship using the same: There is provided an underwater pulse plasma processing apparatus including: a power supply unit for generating pulse power; at least one discharge unit for discharging the pulse power generated in the power supply unit to a water surface including an air layer or to water including air bubbles; and a... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20100126941 - Apparatus, system and method for discharging wastewater from a well-house: A wastewater disposal system passively accumulates and dumps wastewater, which may advantageously prevent ice from forming in a drain line. The system includes a dump having two compartments. The dump is pivotally mounted to oscillate between a first and a second position under the influence of the weight of wastewater... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100126942 - Multi-frequency ultrasonic apparatus and process with exposed transmitting head: The present invention is an ultrasonic device with the transmitting head located outside a housing enclosure while radial mode PZTs and tail mass are located inside the housing enclosure. The ultrasonic device and related process are useful for any process involving supplying ultrasonic energy to a liquid, including controlling algae... Agent: K&l Gates LLPIPDocketing

20100126943 - Power saving type safe drinking water discharge device: Disclosed is a power-saving type safe drinking water discharge device to treat cold water from a cooling reservoir (110), in which water is temporarily stored and cooled, prior to discharging the water to the outside through a tap valve (120). A connecting tube (10), provided around an outer circumference thereof... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100126944 - Treatment of water contaminated with energetic compounds: Organic nitro compounds, especially nitro aromatic compounds and nitramines, in water are degraded through contact with bimetallic particles comprising cores of zero-valent iron having discontinuous coatings of metallic copper on the surfaces thereof. Higher rates of degradation are achieved when the water has a pH in the range of about... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100126945 - Reactor for reductive conversion reactions using palladized bacterial cellulose: A process for affecting reductive conversion reactions in a reactor using the palladized bacterial cellulose immobilized on a support for reductive conversion reactions in a reactor.... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100126946 - System and mothod for filteringeith safety features: A fluid filtering system includes a housing portion and a lid portion, with a safety pin mechanism extending through the lid portion which prevents the fluid filtering system from operating correctly through visual indicators. A vent bore is included in the housing which includes a vent gasket therein for proper... Agent: Botkin & Hall, LLP

20100126947 - Filter bowl supports and filter systems comprising the same: A support for supporting and positioning a filter bowl of a filter system may include a bracket body, a rod, an extension arm threadably connected to the rod and a support band connected to and rotatable with respect to the extension arm. The bracket body may include a top plate.... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100126948 - Filtering process and system to remove aici3 particulates from ionic liquid: A process for the filtration of an ionic liquid involves feeding an ionic liquid containing precipitated metal halides to a first filtering zone, which includes at least one first filter, to provide a partially filtered product. The process further includes subsequently feeding the partially filtered product to a second filtering... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100122944 - Grey water filtering system: A water filtering system having its components contained within a single housing. The filter system uses a first filter pair of filters which can be first manually isolated from the water flow; and a second pair of filters which can also be manually isolated from the water flow. The two... Agent: Mark E. Ogram

20100122945 - Grey water conservation mechanism: A gray water recycling system which uses a holding tank receiving waste water from a laundry facility. The holding tank has a pump for withdrawing water from said holding tank. A float, within said holding tank, is activated when a water level within said holding tank exceeds a pre-determined level.... Agent: Mark Ogram

20100122946 - Water disinfection apparatus: A water disinfection apparatus includes a chamber adapted for connection to a pressurized water source. An ultra violet light is oriented to shine ultra violet rays into the chamber and to disinfect water therein, and a normally closed output valve connects the chamber to a supply valve. A control senses... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20100122947 - Pool cleaning vehicle having side vents and ducts: Disclosed herein is an improved pool cleaning vehicle. The vehicle includes a housing, a bottom frame and a filter bag between the housing the bottom frame and attached to the bottom frame. The vehicle includes an intake system for causing water to enter the vehicle housing and to trap dirt... Agent: PeninsulaIPGroup

20100122949 - Pool accessories and systems: Embodiments of the present invention provide new design innovations that significantly improve the performance of the currently-available pool accessories. Each element of the system has unique features that provide benefits in use, although is some instances, maximum benefit is provided when all the elements are used as one cohesive system.... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100122948 - Pool cleaning vehicle with filter element & self locking clip: Disclosed herein is an improved pool cleaning vehicle. The vehicle includes a housing, a bottom frame and a filter bag between the housing the bottom frame and attached to the bottom frame. The vehicle includes an intake and an outlet, both of which are in communication with the filter bag.... Agent: PeninsulaIPGroup

20100122950 - Apparatus for treating a waste stream: An integrated unit operations for the treatment of a waste stream, such as spent caustic, is provided in a single vertical vessel having at least three separate zones: a mixing, a settling, and a mass transfer zone.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100122951 - Purification device for water: A purification device for water is provided, which operates according to the principle of reverse osmosis and has a plurality of pipes essentially traveling in parallel, wherein first self-supporting common parts are provided, which have a plurality of recesses for force-fitting accommodation of the pipes and the common parts can... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100122952 - Filter cartridge centering device: A filter cartridge is provided. The filter cartridge includes a first end plate connected to a first end of a filter media, a second end plate connected to a second end of the filter media and a centering device. The centering device is located towards the second end of the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100122953 - Filtering structure for removing dregs from water: A filtering structure for removing dregs from water is provided. The filtering structure includes a receptacle body, a dewatering unit, an operation unit, and a filtering unit. The receptacle body includes a receptacle tub and an assembling space. The dewatering unit is a hollow bucket which allows fluid flowing therethrough.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100122954 - Grease trap with detachable residue interceptor: An apparatus and method to separate grease and solids from wastewater before reaching the sewers using a grease trap, wherein said grease trap comprises a detachable residue trap reducing turbulence and including a mesh which efficiently trap solid particles from the water waste in other to make easier the compliance... Agent: Eugenio J. Torres

20100122955 - Method and system of filtering oil: A method and system for filtering oil and the like having a feed tank connected to a cell having a sintered or ceramic module that restricts particles greater than 0.1 microns to seep through. The pressure, temperature, and flow rate of the fluid are selected to create optimum viscosity of... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C

20100122956 - Method for treating iron in a silver recovery process: A method of reducing or preventing the amount of iron sludge or precipitate that forms as a result of the recovery of silver from chemical solutions, such as a standard photographic solution. The method generally involves the introduction of a source of a conjugate organic base, such as a weak... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing

20100122957 - Microchannel device, separation apparatus, and separation method: A microchannel device is provided, the microchannel device containing a microfluidic channel including a sub fluidic channel in which at least one filtration diaphragm is provided, wherein the microfluidic channel has at least a supply port, a first discharge port and a second discharge port, the supply port and the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100116723 - Chromatographic column system: Chromatographic column system, in particular a chromatographic column system of the expanded bed adsorption column type comprises a column connected to a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and dimensioned to comprise an expandable filter bed between said fluid inlet and said fluid outlet. A top collector is adapted for... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100116724 - Reverse osmosis water filtering system: A valve assembly having a first valve defining an inlet connected to the inlet supply and an outlet connected to the concentrate chamber, a second valve defining an inlet connected to the permeate chamber and an outlet connected to the faucet, and a third valve defining an outlet connected to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100116725 - Groundwater and subsurface remediation: A method of treating a site containing contaminants and apparatus are described The method and apparatus sparges the site with an air/ozone gas stream delivered with a hydroperoxide, which is a substantial byproduct of a reaction of a contaminant present in the aquifer or soil formation with the ozone.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20100116726 - Effluent discharge: Apparatus for discharging effluent from a sea-based vessel (10) comprises a branched pipeline (22) which is disposed on the seabed (18). The vessel (10) carries a large-scale desalination plant (12), and the effluent, which is in the form of concentrated brine, is pumped through the branched pipeline (22) to a... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20100116727 - Membrane container: Modularized water separating membranes in a plural number of units are provided. A membrane container used in a dehydration system for separating water from treated fluid includes a shell part 11 having a permeated fluid outlet nozzle 16 and containing a plurality of water separating membranes arranged in parallel with... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100116728 - Device for treating water, particularly a filtration device, and cartridge: A device for treating water, particularly a filtration device, including a cartridge, which has a receptacle for receiving treatment agents for water, particularly for receiving filtration agents, and a connecting head disposed on the receptacle, wherein the connecting head at the outer surface thereof has at least one inlet opening... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20100116729 - Filter: A filter has a filter housing having an interior. A drainage device is provided that has a collecting cup, a fastening screw for the collecting cup, and a threaded part secured in the filter housing and provided with an inner thread for receiving the fastening screw. The threaded part has... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100116730 - Water filter cartridge and valve with autobypass feature: A replaceable filter for a liquid filter cartridge system having a valve body and a valve actuator relatively rotatable to control fluid flow through the valve by aligning and unaligning respective fluid inlet passages and fluid outlet passages of the valve body and the valve actuator.... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20100116731 - Reverse osmosis water purifier having simple filter configuration: Disclosed therein is a reverse osmosis water purifier having a simple filter configuration, which includes filter parts consisted of a sediment-filter, a chlorine-resistant polyamide composite membrane and a post-carbon-filter. The reverse osmosis water purifier can be designed in slim size by omitting a pre-carbon-filter, and provide drinking water of good... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20100116732 - In-line strainer: The present invention relates to an in-line strainer including: a body formed of a linear pipe having an enlarged part formed increased in diameter in the middle portion thereof, and a fastening flange mounted at the both ends thereof in such a manner as to be connected coaxially to a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100116733 - Nanoporous oxide ceramic membranes of tubular and hollow fiber shape and method of making the same: The present invention is aimed to fabricate nanoporous anodic oxide ceramic membrane tubes with excellent pore characteristics by anodizing metal tubes located in a cylindrical symmetry with respect to a cathode which itself has a cylindrical symmetry. The membrane tubes may have protruded portions acting as supports and joints. The... Agent: Hyun Jong Park Park & AssociatesIPLaw LLC

20100116734 - Biological wastewater treatment apparatus and methods using moving belt contractor: A compact biological treatment assembly, apparatus and methods are disclosed, the apparatus including a movable belt biological contactor having selected microbial cultures established thereon. The apparatus further includes a tank having a volume for receipt of wastewater to be treated, first and second drums positioned at the tank each connected... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

20100116735 - Method of monitoring and controlling biological activity in boiler condensate and feedwater systems: A method of monitoring and optionally controlling the biological activity in a boiler condensate and/or feedwater system is disclosed. The methodology involves looking at the amount of ATP in a boiler fluid.... Agent: Peter A. Dimattia Patent And Licensing Department

20100116736 - Mechanical axial vibration in membrane separation treatment of effluents: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for mechanical axial vibration in membrane separation treatment processes. The apparatus includes a separation membrane element having an axial dimension, a membrane support structure having the element therein, and means for vibrating the membrane element (hydrodynamically or using motors) in the axial dimension.... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

20100116737 - Oscillatory crossflow membrane separation: Oscillatory crossflow membrane separation apparatus and methods are disclosed for effluent treatment. The apparatus include a membrane module with a housing containing a membrane element, said module having an input for receiving effluent for treatment and a treated effluent output. A crossflow pump is connected for moving oscillating fluid through... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

20100116739 - Method of making macroporous cation exchange resins: Methods of making macroporous cation exchange resins are described. The macroporous cation exchange resins are in the form of particles such as beads that contain a hydrophilic, crosslinked, (meth)acrylic-type polymeric material. The macroporous cation exchange resins are prepared using an inverse suspension polymerization process in the presence of a water... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100116738 - Process of purifying ruthenium precursors: The present invention provides for two separate processes for removing impurities from an organic solvent based ruthenium precursor. The first process comprises the steps of contacting the organic solvent based ruthenium precursor with one or more drying agents under an inert gas blanket for a sufficient period of time to... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20100116740 - Priming system and method for dialysis systems: The application is directed to an extracorporeal blood processing system capable of using dialysate to prime the system. A plastic molded compact manifold supports molded blood and dialysate fluidic pathways along with relevant sensors, valves and pumps. The compact manifold is also disposable in one embodiment and can be detachably... Agent: Patentmetrix

20100116741 - Reverse osmosis system: An apparatus for purifying water according to one embodiment of the present invention may include a feed line fluidically connected to a reverse osmosis module containing a semipermeable membrane. The semipermeable membrane produces purified water and a concentrate. A drain line is also connected to the reverse osmosis module configured... Agent: The Good Water Company, Inc

20100116742 - Reverse osmosis system: An apparatus for purifying water according to one embodiment of the present invention may include a feed line fluidically connected to a reverse osmosis module containing a semipermeable membrane. The semipermeable membrane produces purified water and a concentrate. A drain line is also connected to the reverse osmosis module configured... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C Attn: University Of Nebraska Medical Center

20100116743 - Silica particles and methods of making and using the same: Silica particles and compositions containing silica particles are disclosed. Methods of making silica particles and methods of using silica particles are also disclosed.... Agent: William D. Bunch W. R. Grace & Co.-conn

20100116744 - Device for the rotor-stator homogenization of heterogeneous samples and use of such: Disclosed is a rotor-stator homogenization device which is characterized in that a rotor-stator homogenizer is connected to a reaction vessel via a joining system, and/or homogenization surfaces are used, and/or a rotor-stator homogenizer is used that is suitable for transferring material. Also disclosed is a method which utilizes said device... Agent: Dr. Frank Vitzthum

20100116745 - Closed loop flow control of a hplc constant flow pump to enable low-flow operation: A method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling nano-scale flow rate of fluid in the operating flow path of a HPLC system provide fluid flow without relying on complex calibration routines to compensate for solvent composition gradients typically used in HPLC. The apparatus and method are used to correct the... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation

20100116746 - Inverse fluidization for purifying fluid streams: A method for removing a contaminant from a fluid system comprises contacting the fluid system with an inversely fluidized material, for example a particulate aerogel, thereby removing at least a portion of the contaminant from the fluid system. The method can be used to remove oil or other organic materials... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20100116747 - Method for magnetically supported extraction: A method for magnetically assisted extraction of a target substance from an aqueous solution containing a plurality components includes mixing a surfactant and functional magnetic particles having affinity for the target substance into the aqueous solution containing the target substance so as to bind the target substance to the functional... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100116748 - Method of making macroporous anion exchange resins: Methods of making macroporous anion exchange resins are described. The macroporous anion exchange resins are in the form of particles such as beads that contain a hydrophilic, crosslinked, (meth)acrylic-type polymeric material. Additionally, methods of purifying a negatively charged material using the macroporous anion exchange resins, methods of making chromatographic columns... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100116749 - Extractant compositions for co extracting cesium and strontium, a method of separating cesium and strontium from an aqueous feed, calixarene compounds, and an alcohol modifier: A mixed extractant solvent that includes at least one dialkyloxycalix[4]arenebenzocrown-6 compound, 4′,4′,(5′)-di-(t-butyldicyclohexano)-18-crown-6, at least one modifier, and, optionally, a diluent. The dialkyloxycalix[4]arenebenzocrown-6 compound is 1,3-alternate-25,27-di(octyloxy)calix[4] arenebenzocrown-6, 1,3-alternate-25,27-di(decyloxy)calix[4]arene-benzocrown-6, 1,3-alternate-25,27-di(dodecyloxy)calix[4]arenebenzocrown-6, 1,3-alternate-25,27-di(2-ethylhexyl-1-oxy)calix[4]arenebenzocrown-6, 1,3-alternate-25,27-di(3,7-dimethyloctyl-1-oxy)calix[4] arenebenzocrown-6, 1,3-alternate-25,27-di(4-butyloctyl-1-oxy)calix[4]arenebenzocrown-6, or combinations thereof. The modifier is a primary alcohol. A method of separating cesium and strontium from an... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100116750 - Silane substituted polyalkylene oxide reagents and methods of using for preventing or reducin aluminosilicate scale in industrial processes: Materials and methods are provided whereby polymers with least 0.5 mole % of the pendant group or end group containing —Si(OR″)3 are used to control aluminosilicate scaling in an industrial process having an alkaline process stream such as a pulping mill process stream or a high level nuclear waste processing... Agent: Cytec Industries Inc.

20100116751 - Carbon nanotube material and method for the separation of liquids: There is disclosed a material for separating a liquid from a mixture of at least two liquids, for example, for separating water from fuel. In one embodiment, the material comprises a fibrous substrate and carbon nanotubes, both of which have at least one functional group attached thereto. There is also... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100116752 - Apparatus and methods for enhanced electrocoagulation processing using membrane aeration: Apparatus and methods for enhanced electrocoagulation processing using enhanced membrane aeration are disclosed for effluent treatment. The apparatus has an enrichment means for establishing an ion rich air/gas stream and a membrane aerator for receiving the ionized air/gas stream and effluent to be treated. An ionized air/gas rich effluent feed... Agent: The Law Firm Of Harris & Burdick Harold Burdick And Robert Harris

20100116753 - Dewatering system: A system for processing drilling mud, the system including a primary separation tank having an inlet for receiving drilling waste and an outlet in fluid communication with a feed line, and an injection pump in fluid communication with a polymer tank and the feed line. The system also includes a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100116754 - Pressure regulator and filter for irrigation systems: A method of operating an irrigation system includes providing a flow of irrigation water, forming a flow of filtered water by removing particulate matter from the flow of irrigation water by using a filter, and directing a first portion of the flow of filtered water to a control valve. The... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100116755 - Filter press with integrated radio frequency heating: A method of separating a mixture of liquid and insoluble solids in a filter press may comprise: pumping the mixture into a chamber between two filter plates in the filter press to form a filter cake, wherein the chamber is lined by filter cloths, and wherein, during the pumping, filtrate... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100116756 - Fluid treatment process and apparatus: A water treatment process whereby heat is used and recaptured to pasteurize water and or sewage effluent. Contaminated waters are partially treatable utilizing bacterial and chemical processes; however some bacteria (e.g. Cryptosporidium and Giardia) are resistant to chemicals. The present process raises the temperature of the water to a desired... Agent: Antony C. Edwards

20100116757 - Separation of particulate matter and animal manure: The present invention relates to separating one or more of sand and other particulate matter from a mixture of animal waste and water. The present invention can help to control the discharge of noxious odors while processing material containing animal waste. An exemplary apparatus in accordance with the present invention... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100108581 - Water treatment cartridges: A water treatment cartridge comprises an additive channel arranged so that only some of the water passing through the cartridge passes through it. The additive channel comprises means for automatically releasing an additive into the water in the channel. The additive channel is arranged to control the additive dose. The... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20100108582 - Wastewater screening device: A screening device for wastewater includes a perforate screening member through which wastewater in an associated channel flows from a bottom side thereof to a top side thereof. An overfall wall is positioned in the wastewater channel. A clearing member is shiftable relative to the screening member for cleaning screenings... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20100108583 - Installation system with recycling capabilities for alkaline water ionizer machine or a reverse osmosis system: An installation kit for an alkaline water ionizer unit or reverse osmosis unit may comprise a valve having two separate flow paths. The first flow path provides tap water to the alkaline water ionizer unit or the reverse osmosis unit. The second flow path connects to a “by-product” water outlet... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100108584 - Dissolved air flotation unit: A water treatment unit comprising a bath (2) delimited by a bottom wall (3) and a lateral wall (4) developing in elevation from a whole perimeter of the bottom wall (3), means for supplying (14) the water to be treated into the bath (2), at least an aeration device (5)... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100108585 - Water treatment assembly: A water treatment assembly includes a housing having a plurality of water treatment component interfaces. The water treatment assembly also includes a plurality of water treatment components selected from a group of a particulate filter component, a taste and odor filter component, a lead and mercury filter component, a water... Agent: John S. Beulick (13307) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100108586 - System of water collecting, cleaning, and storing: A system of water collecting, cleaning, and storing comprises a top-opened water storing container (1), with the wall of which a watertight structure; a collecting well (2) provided in the water storing container (1), which has a lid (6) and has a wall of permeable structure through which water exchange... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100108587 - Osmotic desalination process: An energy efficient desalination process that does not produce waste products involves the extraction of water from a first solution, such as seawater, by using a second concentrated solution to draw the water from the first solution across a semi-permeable membrane. By manipulating the equilibrium of the soluble and insoluble... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100108588 - Method of and apparatus for converting biological materials into energy resources: A method of converting biological material into energy resources includes transmitting biological material to a pulsed electric field (PEF) station, and applying a PEF to the biological material within a treatment zone in the PEF station to generate treated biological material. The method also includes transmitting the treated biological material... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100108590 - Fluid filter with an attachment structure on an endplate of the filtering element: A fluid filter includes a filter element having a filtering media disposed between two endplates. One endplate includes an open flow passage that allows a working fluid to flow into or out of the media during operation. The other endplate includes a connection structure. A cover houses the filter element,... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100108589 - Single-piece tapped plate and retainer for fluid filters: The present invention relates generally to a fluid filter assemblies. In particular, the present invention is directed to fluid filter assemblies comprising a single-piece tapped plate and retainer.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100108591 - Filter with installation integrity and magnetic flow-control: A filter with installation integrity permits fluid flow only in a first installation condition and not in a second undesired or mis-installation condition, including improper alignment or mounting of a filter element in a housing, an incorrect replacement filter element, absence of a filter element, and an incorrect housing cover.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100108592 - Biological fluid filtration system utilizing by-pass line and tube support device: An improved biological fluid filtration system is shown having, seriatim, a blood container, a biological fluid filtration device downstream of the blood container, and a blood receiving container downstream of the biological fluid filtration device; a bypass line is provided to allow fluid communication between the blood container and the... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20100108593 - 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

20100108594 - Self-cleaning influent feed system for a wastewater treatment plant: An influent feed system for directing the influent liquid via hydraulic energy to scour the surface of primary treatment tank walls and base to move the scoured solids to a sludge trough. Scouring action takes place during periods of low liquid levels in the tank. The system comprises two identical,... Agent: Harris Beach PLLC

20100108595 - Strainer: A straight strainer assembly for removing particle contaminants from a fluid flow includes a first body extending along a first longitudinal axis and a second body attached to the first tubular body. The second tubular body extends along a second longitudinal axis that is not parallel to the first longitudinal... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100108596 - Biological fluid filtration unit provided with an offset inlet and/or outlet member: A filtration unit intended to allow the selective elimination of target substances from a fluid such as flood or a blood component, has an outer envelope formed from two flexible sheets joined together over their periphery along a bond line so as to define an inner volume, the envelope containing... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100108597 - Cover with integral seal: A cover device includes a cover plate having at least one recessed section defining an internal volume. A separating element is inserted in the recessed section and delimits the internal volume. The separating element is configured to permit the internal volume to fluidly communicate through the separating element. At least... Agent: Mark A. Ussai Skf Usa Inc.

20100108598 - Filter with variable pleat depth: A filter is provided by pleated filter media having a plurality of pleats defined by wall segments extending axially along an axial direction along an axis and extending transversely along a transverse direction between first and second sets of pleat tips at first and second sets of axially extending bend... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100108599 - Filtration membrane with tubular support: A membrane generally comprises a tubular support, and a polymeric membrane film on the support. The polymeric membrane film comprises three zones cast simultaneously from a single dope. The three zones include an inner zone on the support comprising macro-void pores, an intermediate zone on the inner zone comprising macro-void... Agent: Bereskin & Parr (mississauga) / Ge

20100108600 - Method for treatment of water-containing material: A method and apparatus for treatment of a water-containing material. The method includes: (A) bringing a liquid of a substance in a gaseous state under normal temperature and pressure conditions into contact with a water-containing material; (B) obtaining a liquid layer through solid-liquid separation from a treated product resulting from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100108601 - Method for treating ballast water with a membrane: In a method for treating ballast water with a membrane, the method provided with, in or on a hull of a ship, the membrane treatment equipment 1 that separates a microorganism with a size equal to or greater than a predetermined size, a fouling substance attached to the surface of... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100108602 - Processes for the recovery of fuel-grade ethanol from dilute aqueous streams: A method for recovery of fuel-grade ethanol from dilute aqueous ethanol feed in a continuous or batch-wise process includes providing a feed tank containing a dilute aqueous ethanol liquid phase and a vapor phase, removing a portion of the vapor phase from the tank and circulating it through a membrane... Agent: Winstead PC

20100108603 - Method and apparatus for the purification of water contaminated with sulfate ions and with heavy metal ions: In a device and a process for purifying water which is contaminated with sulphate ions and heavy metal ions, the water is collected in a water reservoir and a substance having basic activity in water is fed to the water reservoir in such a manner that a precipitant having heavy... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100108604 - Membranes filled with porous hollow particles: The present invention provides a new composite material comprising a polymer matrix comprising dispersed molecular sieve porous particles of which at least part are hollow particles, meaning that the particles comprise a shell enclosing cavities, of which the volume is at least two times larger than the average volume of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100108605 - Ethanol stable polyether imide membrane for aromatics separation: The present invention relates to a polymeric aromatic selective membrane comprising an cross linked polyether imide membrane that comprise the reaction of a polyether amine with an dianhydride, and that may be utilized in a process for selectively separating aromatics from a hydrocarbon feedstream comprised of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20100108606 - Systems and methods for performing hemodialysis: Systems and methods for performing hemodialysis to remove metabolic waste from the blood of a patient are disclosed. The systems and methods preferably comprise at least one blood processing apparatus that receives whole blood from a patient. Cellular blood components are removed from the whole blood by hemofiltration, to provide... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20100108607 - Polysulfone membranes methods and apparatuses: wherein X is OH, NR1R2, or OR3; R1 and R2 are independently at each occurrence hydrogen, a C1-C5000 aliphatic radical, a C3-C12 cycloaliphatic radical, a C3-C12 aromatic radical, a polypeptide, a combination thereof, or R1 and R2 taken together form a 5- or 6-membered aliphatic ring or a 5-membered aromatic... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100108608 - Co-sintered polymer structures: A co-sintered porous polymer includes at least one molecule specific powder for adsorbing at least one target molecule from a complex liquid mixture when the liquid is passed through the porous co-sintered polymer. The co-sintered polymer can include a sintered porous polyethylene substrate. The or each molecule specific powder can... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100108609 - System and method of slurry treatment: Wastewater streams from semiconductor processing operations are treated to reduce the concentration therein of one or more metal species to a satisfactory level. The disclosed systems and technique utilize complexing ion exchange media to treat the wastewater streams having a significant concentration of oxidizing species and high solids concentration.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100108610 - Method for treating a diamine absorbent stream: A diamine absorbent that contains heat stable salts is regenerated using an ion exchange process wherein the concentration of heat stable salts in the feed stream provided to the cation exchange unit is limited.... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100108611 - Assay and kit and device for removing amylase from body fluids: The invention is directed to separation of amylase from body fluid by contacting said body fluid with starch under conditions enabling binding between the amylase and the starch, separating between the starch-amylase bound complexes and the free components, thereby removing the bound amylase, and collecting the non-bound components.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100108612 - Apparatus and method for removing small molecule organic pharmaceuticals from aqueous solutions: A swellable sol-gel composition includes a plurality of interconnected organosilica nanoparticles. The swellable sol-gel composition is capable of removing a small molecule organic pharmaceutical having a log Kow of at least about −0.32 from an aqueous solution.... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100108613 - Methods and compositions to remove coal fines from aqueous fluids: Nanoparticle-treated particle packs, such as sand beds, may effectively remove coal fines from aqueous fluids, such as contaminated water. A porous substrate treated with nanoparticles, such as alkaline earth metal oxides/hydroxides, transition metal oxides/hydroxides, post-transition metal oxides/hydroxides, piezoelectric crystals, and/or pyroelectric crystals, may remove a substantial portion of coal fines... Agent: Mossman, Kumar And Tyler, PC

20100108614 - Injector for flotation cell: An injector for a flotation cell, comprising a feed channel for feeding a fiber suspension flow to the flotation cell, a flow distribution element for distributing the fiber suspension flow fed to the injector into partial flows, a mixing apparatus for mixing air with the fiber suspension flow, and at... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100108615 - Method and an apparatus for treatment of a substance having organic content: The present invention relates to a method for treatment of substance having a content of organic material, e.g. manure from stables (1). The substance is initially separated into a first liquid phase and a first sludge phase, and an oxidation is performed, preferably by ozone, on at least one of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100108616 - Chemical composition and process for treating geotechnical slurries: The invention relates to a dispersing agent composition and to a process for treating liquid slurries of bentonite particles, optionally comprising contaminating solids, in order to remove any contaminating solids and/or the bentonite particles, wherein said dispersing agent composition is added to said slurry causing contaminating solids and/or the bentonite... Agent: Hyra Ip, PLC

20100108617 - Stormwater filtration system: A novel method to filter stormwater in existing and new facilities. The system is generally an insert or series of inserts which include lightweight aggregate (“LWA”) in a manner such that the aggregate is retained in the insert. The insert includes openings to allow water to flow into the insert... Agent: Kaufman & Canoles C/o Kelly Brown

20100108618 - Thickener and method for thickening: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for thickening liquids carrying suspended particles, such as a slurry containing minerals. The thickening apparatus comprises a tank (2), a feedwell (4), which includes a chamber having an inlet for receiving feed slurry (9) and an outlet in fluid communication with... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100108619 - Photopolymer serum separator: Contemplated whole blood separators tubes include a curable composition with a density intermediate to the density of serum and the cell-containing fraction. After centrifugation, the curable composition is located between the serum and the cell-containing fraction and preferably irradiated with UV light to initiate a curing reaction in which the... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20100108620 - Dual side cleaning and traversing screen filtration system: A dual-side cleaning traversing screen filtration system which generally comprises a main trough water containment housing, a traversing manifold having a multitude of top and bottom disposed spray heads, flexible plumbing, a substantially planar, rectangular supported screen which is disposed over, and spans the opening of, the main trough water... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100108621 - Self-contained particle separator device: A concentrator of particles dissolved or suspended in a liquid includes a top surface having a hole array therethrough and a bottom surface fused to the top surface to define an intermediate volume accessed only through the hole array. A concentrator of particles dissolved or suspended in a liquid is... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

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