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Liquid purification or separation June invention type 06/10

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06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100155312 - Heat pump-type hot-water supply device: A heat pump type hot water supply device is provided with a heat source side heat pump unit having a heat radiating heat exchanger that condenses refrigerant to radiate heat from the refrigerant. The hot water supply device is provided with a water tank that stores water, a water supply... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100155313 - System and method for thermophilic anaerobic digester process: A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support an environmentally-friendly, “green” thermophilic anaerobic digestion system. The system includes a thermophilic anaerobic digester as well as various independent modular anaerobic units to generate bio-methane from certain organic energy sources, including but not limited to, among other things,... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100155314 - Auto-injecting onsite dual tank microbial inoculator for use in in-situ bioremediation of fog (fats, oils and grease): A method to continuously inoculate (grow) microbial cultures on-site whereby a live culture of grease reducing microbes can be periodically injected directly into grease interceptors, grease traps and grease vaults. The system consists of a two tank system, one a isolated microbial storage tank (1) and two a inoculation tank... Agent: Markus Johannes Lenger

20100155315 - Vehicle-mounted fuel separation system: A vehicle-mounted fuel separation system 24 is provided with a fuel heating device 56 heating stock fuel and a separator 57 separating stock fuel heated by the fuel heating device into a plurality of types of fuel. Furthermore, a forced exhaust device 66 forcibly exhausting the fuel in the fuel... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100155316 - Sealing grommet for fluid filters: A sealing grommet for a fluid filter is provided. The sealing grommet includes a central portion defining an aperture; a flange portion integrally formed with the central portion, the flange portion extending outwardly from an outer periphery of the central portion, wherein a first portion of the central portion extends... Agent: Honeywell/cantor Colburn Patent Services

20100155317 - Pool suction valve: A valve system for insertion between a cleaner hose and a pool suction line is mounted in a wall of the pool or skimmer box and comprises a valve with a gate pivoted in a housing which receives the end of the cleaner hose when the gate is open which... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100155318 - Ring filter insert for a liquid filter: A ring filter insert (3) which can be flowed through radially has, in at least one of its end disks (4, 5), at least one connecting channel (28) which runs radially between interior and exterior of this end disk (4; 5). With such a ring filter insert (3), through a... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100155319 - Density phase separation device: A mechanical separator for separating a fluid sample into first and second phases is disclosed. The mechanical separator includes a float having a passageway extending between first and second ends thereof with a pierceable head enclosing the first end of the float, a ballast longitudinally moveable with respect to the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100155320 - Feedwell device: An apparatus for the flocculation of solid particles in a solid-liquid stream including an enclosure, an upwardly converging flow diverter defining a first zone and a second zone within the enclosure, and a solid-liquid stream inlet into the first zone of the enclosure at or towards the bottom of the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100155321 - Filter assembly: A fuel filter assembly includes a header and a can-shaped housing removeably attached to the header. The can-shaped housing has an upper rim portion provided with a plurality of notches therein. A filter unit has an upper end cap provided with a plurality of tabs extending from the periphery and... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20100155323 - Functionalized nonwoven article: A grafted nonwoven substrate is disclosed having average fiber sizes of 0.7 to 15 microns, and a void volume of 50 to 95%, and a polymer comprising cationic aminoalkyl(meth)acryloyl monomer units grafted to the surface of the nonwoven substrate. The article may be used as a filter element to purify... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100155322 - Vehicle mounted fuel separation apparatus: A fuel separation apparatus comprises a stock fuel storage tank storing stock fuel, a separator provided with a separation film separating the stock fuel into high octane value fuel with an octane value higher than the stock fuel and a low octane value fuel with an octane value lower than... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100155324 - Filter apparatus: A filter apparatus, including a dual-chambered, centrifugal and compressive filtration apparatus having a central annular filter element, rotating external radial fins extending from adjacent the filter element to adjacent an outer cannister wall and internal fins within the annular filter element. The disclosed filter element is a continuous resilient, cylindrical,... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100155325 - Particle-templated membranes, and related processes for their preparation: A method for the formation of a membrane is described. A collection of substantially spherical particles formed from a selected material is contacted with at least one reactive material. The reactive material is cured or otherwise polymerized by various techniques, so that it forms a matrix that substantially surrounds and... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100155326 - Domestic appliance filter,domestic appliance with such a filter and method for manufacturing such a filter: A domestic appliance filter for use in a laundry treatment device includes a basic filter material with a hydrophobic coating for filtering out matter from a process water duct or a process air duct. The basic filter material includes a material which is resistant to temperatures of 160° C. or... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100155327 - System and method for enhancing a wastewater treatment process: A system for enhancing an activated sludge process including at least one biological reactor. A weighting agent impregnation subsystem is coupled to the biological reactor for mixing biological flocs and weighting agent to impregnate the weighting agent into the biological flocs to form weighted biological flocs. A weighting agent recovery... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100155328 - Systems, methods and components for water treatment and remediation: A modularizable system for residential water treatment having a low energy requirement to process water for reuse at the residence which results in a reduction in the amount of fossil fuels required to power large water processing stations and transfer water from water plants to individual residences is disclosed. The... Agent: West & Associates, A PC

20100155329 - Systems and methods for forward osmosis fluid purification: A process for purification of fluids, for example, desalination of seawater or brackish water, using organic solutes in a concentrated water solution for use in a forward osmosis process, to extract fresh water out of salt water through the forward osmosis membrane, and subsequently separating the organic solutes out of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100155330 - Target material removal using rare earth metals: The present invention is directed to the removal of one or more selected target materials from various streams using a rare earth metal-containing fixing agent.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100155331 - Process for dewatering an aqueous organic solution: An energy-efficient process for dewatering an aqueous organic solution includes using freely available solar energy to concentrate a draw solution within a reservoir. The draw solution is used in conjunction with a membrane to remove water from the organic solution in a forward osmosis process. The draw solution is diluted... Agent: Chevron Corporation

20100155332 - Process for improving the cetane rating of distillate and diesel boiling range fractions: The present invention is directed to a process for producing a diesel fuel of enhanced cetane value from low cetane distillate and diesel boiling range fractions from poor crudes such as naphthenic crudes.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company

20100155333 - Process for dewatering an aqueous organic solution: An energy-efficient process for dewatering an aqueous organic solution includes using freely available solar energy to concentrate a draw solution within a reservoir. The draw solution is used in conjunction with a membrane to remove water from the organic solution in a forward osmosis process. The draw solution is diluted... Agent: Chevron Corporation

20100155334 - Hollow fiber membrane module, process for manufacturing the same, hollow fiber membrane module assembly and method of purifying suspended water with use: A hollow fiber membrane module characterized by having a tubular module case; a bundle of a multiplicity of hollow fiber membranes housed in the module case; adhesively fixing parts for fixing both side edge portions of the bundle in the module case in such a fashion that raw fluid can... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100155335 - Magnetic filtration process, magnetic filtering material, and methods of forming magnetic filtering material: The present invention provides magnetically responsive activated carbon, and a method of forming magnetically responsive activated carbon. The method of forming magnetically responsive activated carbon typically includes providing activated carbon in a solution containing ions of ferrite forming elements, wherein at least one of the ferrite forming elements has an... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC

20100155336 - Pipeline filter: A pipeline filter includes: a pipeline mounting structure for mounting the pipeline filter in a pipeline, a screen support connected to the mounting structure and formed for releasably securing a screen filter to the pipeline filter and a magnetic filter support through which a magnetic filtering device is securable to... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell

20100155337 - Process of treating sewage in ternary combination flooding: The present invention discloses a process of treating ternary combination flooding sewage, in particular, comprising treating the ternary combination flooding sewage after oil-water separation process in the following steps in order: (1) adding 1000-6000 mg/l pH regulator into the sewage to regulate pH to 5.0-7.5; ) (2) adding 500-5000 mg/l... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100155338 - Method for the cationisation of legume starches, cationic starches thus obtained applications thereof: A novel solvent-free method for the cationisation of a legume starch, and uses of the cationic starches thus obtained, in aqueous compositions and the paper industry, including the folding carton or paper thus obtained.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100155339 - Point-of-use solar powered water disinfection device and associated custom water storage container: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for a solar and/or AC current powered water disinfection system that is sized for portable use and is specifically tailored for use in under-developed areas of the world or in areas where natural disasters have occurred. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100155340 - Rainwater capture and dispensation method: A rainwater storage and dispensation system including a barrel with an inlet, a drainage outlet located on a bottom wall of the barrel, and a hose assembly connected to the drainage outlet that allows collected rainwater to be dispensed. Additionally, an overflow outlet is located on the sidewall of the... Agent: Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, Pa

20100155341 - Method of treating water and aqueous systems in pipes with chlorine dioxide: The present invention relates to a method of treating water and an aqueous system, situated in a pipe, with chlorine dioxide (ClO2), the method including generating ClO2 in a reaction space such that the generated ClO2 is completely surrounded by a system to be treated, and delivering the ClO2 generated... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100155342 - Method for filtering a suspension and filter device: A method for filtering a suspension, the suspension initially being inducted into a filter chamber in a direction which is substantially parallel to at least one filter cloth on a filter cake side of same, the filter chamber being configured substantially lens shaped between two parallel filter plates, when a... Agent: Friedrich Von Rohrscheidt

20100155343 - Density phase separation device: A mechanical separator for separating a fluid sample into first and second phases is disclosed. The mechanical separator includes a float having a first portion and a second portion, a ballast circumferentially disposed about a section of the float, and a deformable bellows defining an open passageway extending between a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100155344 - Method for filtering a suspension and filter device: A filter device including at least one filter chamber between a filter plate and a counter plate when the device is closed, into which chamber a suspension can be inducted on a cake side of a filter cloth through at least one filling shoe anchored in the filter plate and... Agent: Friedrich Von Rohrscheidt

20100155345 - Non-shedding strainer: A strainer is disclosed for filtering a flow stream passing therethrough, while reducing vortex shedding and related minimizing noise and vibration. The strainer includes an elongated member which defines a generally longitudinal axis, and having an opening at one end and a closed end at the opposite end. The opening... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100147752 - Automatic retractable screen system for storm drain inlets: A screen system having first and second side members, each having a locking gear reversibly movable from a locked position to an unlocked position. A screen is coupled to the side members. The screen has openings and is rotatable from a closed position to an open position. The screen is... Agent: Karish & Bjorgum, PC

20100147753 - Material separation system for vacuum truck: A vacuum truck has a cylindrical tank which can be pivoted to discharge through a rear door is arranged for transporting collected solids while liquid is extracted and returned. Two tank extraction outlets in the top wall at the front and rear are connected to the vacuum pump and each... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100147754 - Filtration assembly including a body, a head, a cartridge and means for retaining the cartridge on the head and the body, and corresponding filtration cartridge: A filtration assembly is provided for a liquid flowing in an engine or hydraulic equipment, of the type including a body with a head on top thereof, and a cylindrical member for holding a filtration cartridge containing a filtration medium defined by an upper flange and a lower flange. The... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100147755 - Filter medium for an oil filter: A filter medium for the filtration of oil, in particular in the oil circuit of gear mechanisms and internal combustion engines, comprises a first and a second filtration layer, the first filtration layer comprising an open filtration medium and being arranged on the second filtration layer comprising a tight filtration... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100147756 - Storm water inlet apparatus: An apparatus for reducing pollution in wastewater that collects in a catch basin is disclosed. The apparatus includes a hood affixed to an interior wall of a catch basin over an outlet, and a skirted boom adjacent to at least a portion of said hood and fixed relative to the... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100147757 - Desalination system: A desalination system comprising at least one water-containing vessel adapted to be immersed into a body of sea water, an inlet at the lower end of the vessel, pump means for removing water from the vessel, valve means for selectively enabling and preventing flow of sea water into the vessel... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100147758 - Tension-force coupled high-pressure pumping: A pumping apparatus (200) for delivering liquid at a high pressure (Psys) at which compressibility of the liquid becomes noticeable, comprises a piston (20) adapted for reciprocation in opposing directions in a pump working chamber (30), and a drive (40) coupled to the piston (20) to apply a tension force... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100147759 - External device for cleaning filtration material and adapted for application to filtration device: An external device for cleaning a filtration material and adapted for application to a filtration device, in which the filtration material can be automatically cleaned easily and at low cost without requiring replacement of an existing filtration device with a newly purchased device. An external device for cleaning a filtration... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100147760 - Filter cartridge containing reticulated foam fluid treatment media: A filter assembly for removing contaminants from a fluid includes a filter housing, a filter cartridge, and a reticulated foam fluid treatment media. The filter housing has an inlet, an outlet and a chamber extending through the filter housing. The filter cartridge is positioned in the chamber of the filter... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100147761 - Fluid filter assembly including seal: The present invention is directed toward fluid filter assemblies along with methods for making and using the same. The fluid filter assemblies include a ring-shaped seal disposed about a portion of an outer periphery of a filter module. In several embodiments the seal includes an inner surface having at least... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100147762 - Membrane assemblies and methods of making and using the same: A method of making a membrane assembly is provided. The method comprises forming an inorganic membrane layer disposed on a substrate, and forming a plurality of macropores in the substrate at least in part using anodization. Further, a membrane assembly is provided. The membrane assembly comprises a filtering membrane that... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100147763 - Modified porous membranes, methods of membrane pore modification, and methods of use thereof: The present invention describes a method of modifying pores of a porous membrane, comprising contacting the membrane with a pore modifying agent, wherein the pore modifying agent modifies the pore opening at the first surface of the membrane differently than the pore opening at the second surface of the membrane.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100147764 - System and process for water treatment: A method for removing contaminant from feedwater by forming a dispersion comprising bubbles of a treatment gas in a continuous phase comprising feedwater, wherein the bubbles have a mean diameter of less than about 5 μm and wherein the treatment gas is selected from the group consisting of air, oxygen,... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100147765 - Method of treating liquid waste: A method of treating a liquid waste containing target species is described, in which the liquid is first conveyed through a housing containing a catalyst for removing either a reducing agent or an oxidising agent from the liquid, The liquid is then conveyed to a reverse osmosis or nanofiltration membrane... Agent: Edwards Vacuum, Inc.

20100147766 - Separation process: The present invention relates to a process and a system for separation of fluids and solids present in a slurry, wherein at least one additive is added to the slurry, which slurry then is fed into a coiled tubing for mixing of the at least one additive with the slurry... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100147767 - Method for purifying waste saline waters without reagent waste: Waste saline waters are purified by contacting with a cation exchange resin in hydrogen form, then with a WBA resin and, if desired, with a SBA resin. The cation exchange resin is regenerated with a strong acid reagent. The WBA resin is regenerated with ammonium hydroxide reagent. The SBA resin... Agent: The Luther Law Firm, PLC

20100147768 - Renewable sorbent material and method of use: Sorbent materials include a support, a base material comprising a first compound covalently bound to the support, and an active material reversibly bound to the base material, wherein the active material comprises a second compound with at least one functional group selected for binding a target species. The active material... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100147769 - Element removal process and apparatus: A process and apparatus for removing elements is described herein.... Agent: Rosenbaum & Silvert, P.C.

20100147770 - Functionalized carbon sorbent and process for selective capture of preselected metals: A composition and process are described that provide for selective capture of targeted materials, including metals and chemical targets. The composition includes an activated carbon scaffold that is chemically modified to include ligands with a high affinity for selective capture of metals and chemical targets. The invention finds use, e.g.,... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100147771 - Systems for selective removal of contaminants from a composition and methods of regenerating the same: The present invention relates to devices and methods for selectively removing contaminants from a crude product mixture. In an embodiment the invention includes a method for removing organic acids from a crude product mixture including contacting the crude product mixture with a metal oxide substrate, wherein free organic acids in... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100147772 - Screen blockage measurement and flow performance optimization system: An apparatus and method are provided that enable the control of a screening operation based on a calculated screen blockage percentage and the velocity throughput of the screen. The apparatus includes an upstream level detector, a downstream level detector and a flow determining device which determines the volumetric flow through... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100147773 - System and method for slug control: A riser-based slug control system and a method of controlling slugging in a fluid flowing through a riser are provided. The system includes a gas-liquid separation separator that has a housing defining an internal volume. An inclined inlet is connected to the housing and configured to receive a flow of... Agent: Chevron Corporation

20100147775 - Fatty acid containing compounds and methods of using same: A novel series of compositions with aqueous chemicals decontamination activity and their uses is described. The preparation of esters of fatty acids with polyols that contain lactic acid is also described. These novel compositions release hydroxy acid and fatty acids slowly into water providing activity over long periods of time... Agent: Applied Power Concepts, Inc.

20100147774 - Water treatment composition: A composition for the treatment of water comprising a treating component and a support wherein the treating component is a liquid organic compound, and the support is a solid organic compound.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100147776 - Magnesium thiosulfate as chlorine quencher and scrubber: In one aspect, ozone is quenched from a water stream, such as a drinking water or wastewater stream being treated with ozone, by contacting the stream with magnesium thiosulfate. In another aspect, a method of scrubbing ozone from a gaseous stream comprises contacting the gaseous stream with magnesium thiosulfate. In... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20100147777 - Ozone oxidation accelerator, ozone oxidation accelerator composition, and ozone treatment method: The present invention relates to an ozone oxidation accelerator containing a compound of which a 0.5% by mass aqueous solution at 25° C. has a dynamic surface tension at 100 msec of 70 mN/m or less and a dynamic surface tension at 30 sec of 55 to 67 mN/m, and... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100147778 - Borate micro emulsion and method for making the same: The specification discloses a borate microemulsion product. In one embodiment, the borate microemulsion includes from about 24 to about 32 weight percent emulsified sodium pentaborate; and from about 24 to about 32 weight percent particulate boric acid suspended therein. The microemulsion has a density of about 9.5 to about 10.5... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100147780 - Filter for filtration and recovery of suspended particles in water, and method for filtration and recovery of suspended particles in water and method for water quality management using the filter: The present invention provides a novel filter for filtration and recovery of suspended particles in water, which can filtrate the suspended particles in water simply and fast as well as recover the particles efficiently, and a method for filtration and recovery. The method involves the process of physically filtrating suspended... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100147779 - Method and apparatus for treating drilling fluid: An apparatus and method for separating solids from a fluid. The apparatus includes a first container for receiving solids and fluid and a second container adjacently disposed to the first container in fluid communication therewith. The apparatus includes a conveying member extending upwardly from the bottom of the first container... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100147781 - Apparatus for extracting material from liquid and methods therefor: Apparatus for extracting a material from a body of liquid and methods therefore are disclosed. A transport member comprises at least one continuous loop configured to pass through a continuous orbit. The material sufficiently adheres to at least a portion of the at least one continuous loop. A scraping member... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100147782 - Apparatus for extracting material from liquid and methods therefor: Apparatus for extracting a material from a body of liquid and methods therefore are disclosed. A transport member comprises at least one continuous loop configured to pass through a continuous orbit. The material sufficiently adheres to at least a portion of the at least one continuous loop. A scraping member... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100140149 - Modular, portable dialysis system: The present invention is directed toward a dialysis unit that is modular and portable, with improved functionality. In one embodiment, the dialysis system comprises a top unit that is detachably affixed to a base that comprises a reservoir for fluid storage. Among numerous other features, the portable, modular dialysis system... Agent: Patentmetrix

20100140150 - Biological fluid filtration system and biological fluid filter used therein: A biological fluid processing or fluid filtration system is provided having novel open and closed loop processing systems wherein the gases transferred into and out of the system during processing pass through a porous medium in upstream and/or downstream gas inlet or outlet housings or vents in a manner which... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn Att: D. Edward Dolgorukov

20100140151 - Fluid filter element: A filter element is removably positionable within a filter housing defining a filter chamber for said filter element. The filter housing comprises a standpipe extending within the filter chamber. The filter element includes a tubular filter media circumscribing the standpipe, a first end cap supporting the filter media at one... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20100140152 - Magnetically enhanced oil filter apparatus: A magnetically enhanced oil filter apparatus includes an open-ended cartridge housing which includes means for connecting to an engine block, inflow ports for receiving oil flow from the engine block, and an outflow port for sending filtered oil to the engine block. A block-to-housing sealing gasket is connected to the... Agent: Joseph C. Caiozza

20100140153 - Manifold block for reverse osmosis systems: Manifold blocks are preferably injection molded thermoplastic components of a pressurized membrane water treatment system, preferably a reverse osmosis system. A manifold block comprises a structural member of the system having at least one integral flow channel. Each channel has one or more fluidly interconnectable inlet ports and fluidly interconnectable... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100140154 - Group iv metal oxide monolithic columns: The present invention discloses methods of preparing a continuous, porous metal oxide monolith in a container. The method involves providing a reaction mixture containing a metal salt or metal alkoxide compound, a solvent, and a porogenic reagent. Next, an epoxide is added to the reaction mixture under conditions effective to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100140155 - Filter arrangement and methods: A filter arrangement includes a filter cartridge having a first filter element and a second filter element. The first filter element includes a first tubular section of filter media extending between first and second end caps and defining a first open filter interior. The second filter element includes a second... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100140156 - Modular fluid purification system and components thereof: This invention relates to a modular purification system having a disposable sump assembly and an improved flow distribution plate. The system is readily adaptable to a variety of configurations without the need for repiping or replumbing of the installation, and lends itself to the use of multiple purification techniques.... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100140157 - Liquid filter arrangement and methods: A liquid filter arrangement is provided, as well as methods of assembly and use. The liquid filter arrangement includes an anti-drain back valve assembly therein. Advantageous features, relating to a preferred filter cartridge and preferred anti-drain back valve arrangement, are provided.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100140158 - Water treatment apparatus with easy filter replacement construction: A water treatment apparatus includes a frame and a plurality of connecting accessories, manifolds and filter cartridges. Each of the connecting accessories includes a seat ring fixed on the frame and a communicating pipe coaxially received in the seat ring. The seat rings together with the communicating pipes are spaced... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100140159 - Drainage element: The present invention is a drainage element for a plant container including in a preferred embodiment a first element having randomly oriented interlacing and a second element including a filter mat which encases the randomly oriented interlacing. In another preferred embodiment, the filter mat element overlies the randomly oriented interlacing... Agent: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. The Davis Brown Tower

20100140160 - Nanofiber surface for use in enhanced surfaces area appications: This invention provides novel nanofiber enhanced surface area substrates and structures comprising such substrates, as well as methods and uses for such substrates.... Agent: Nanosys Inc.

20100140161 - Membrane leaf packet with reinforced fold: The present invention is directed toward membrane leaf packets, spiral wound modules and methods for making and using the same. The subject leaf packet comprises a membrane sheet folded upon itself and reinforced with sealant and tape along at least a portion of the fold on the back side of... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100140162 - Osmosis membrane with improved flux rate and uses thereof: A membrane structure suitable for use in forward osmosis processes, which membrane structure is comprised of a support membrane comprised of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and having an active surface which active surface contains a cellulosic coating.... Agent: Henry E. Naylor & Associates, LLC

20100140163 - Flexible free-standing ultrathin or thin protein membrane, its fabrication method and application: m

20100140164 - Use of a material as a filter base material, a method for fabricating a filter base material, a filter base material and a filter: Use of a material comprising a first polylactic acid and a first non-polylactic acid polyester as a filter base material (2) for a fluid cleaning filter. Furthermore, a method for fabricating a filter base material (2) as well as a filter base material (2) obtainable by the method and a... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100140165 - Method and plant for the treatment of an aqueous waste stream: The invention relates to a method for the treatment of an aqueous waste stream, wherein: (a) an aqueous waste stream is separated into an effluent and waste sludge; and (b) the waste sludge is converted into predated waste sludge in a predation reactor, the predation reactor including a support comprising... Agent: Medlen & Carroll, LLP

20100140166 - Process for fermentive preparation of alcohols and recovery of product: This invention relates to a process for recovering an alcohol from a fermentation broth using liquid-liquid extraction, wherein at least one ionic liquid is used as the extractive solvent.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100140167 - Water reclamation without biosludge production: An apparatus for cleaning of wastewater comprising a submerged membrane biological reactor system (MBR) and a submerged membrane module (MBD) wherein the MBR is in fluid communication with the MBD for feeding excess sludge from the MBR to the MBD and wherein the MBR comprises an outlet which releases permeate... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100140168 - Bioaugmentation to remediate dioxane in groundwater: A biomethod using a consortium of Pseudomonas sp. to reduce contaminants such as 1,4-dioxane in groundwater.... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100140169 - Method and apparatus for anaerobic digestion of organic liquid waste streams: A system and method for treating high-strength organic liquid waste. Generally, the method includes feeding influent high-strength organic liquid waste including organic molecules to an anaerobic digester, converting at least a portion of the organic molecules in the liquid waste to acids using acid forming bacteria, converting at least a... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C Intellectual Property Department

20100140170 - Filter cleaning method: A method cleans a plurality of filters in parallel, each a filter having an inlet side and an outlet side separated by a filter barrier. In an operational phase, water is filtered using a plurality of the filters, by passing the water through the filter, from the inlet side to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100140171 - Self-powered microfluidic devices, methods and systems: A power source for actuation of a microfluidic device and related devices, methods and systems.... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100140173 - Method and device for gravity flow chromatography: The invention provides gravity chromatographic columns for the automated purification of a material (e.g., a biological macromolecule, such as a peptide, protein or nucleic acid) from a sample solution, as well as methods for making and using such columns. The columns typically include a bed of media positioned above a... Agent: Phynexus, Inc.

20100140172 - Optical-isomer-separating agent: According to the present invention, there is provided an enantiomeric isomer separating agent, which includes a polysaccharide derivative supported by particles of a support by chemical bonding, and has a concentration of eluted component (in terms of mass proportion) as determined through a liquid passing test under the following conditions... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100140174 - Supporting structures for preparative chromatography columns: The plunger used as the upper enclosure in a preparative chromatography column is suspended by one or more rods that are supported by a frame through coupling connections on the frame that can fix the position of the rod(s) relative to the frame, while the position of the rod(s) is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100140175 - Polymerized polymeric fluid storage and purification method and system: A method of storing and dispensing a fluid includes providing a vessel configured for selective dispensing of the fluid therefrom. A polymerized polymeric material is provided within the vessel. The fluid is contacted with the polymerized polymeric material for take-up of the fluid by the polymerized polymeric material. The fluid... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100140176 - Canister for treatment of contaminated fluids: An apparatus for use in the treatment of contaminated fluid is provided. The apparatus includes an outer element into which contaminated fluid flows and an inner element positioned in substantial axial alignment within the outer element and in spaced relations thereto. The apparatus also includes, between its ends, a pathway... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100140177 - Fluid processing system: A fluid processing system comprising a housing (12) and at least one of a first type and at least one of a second type module, (25-28), The first and second modules having different fluid processing characteristics each module comprising a body of wound layers of a sheet material, said body... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100140178 - Blended salt composition and method of using: Novel water softening compositions and methods of treating hard water are provided. The compositions comprise a blend of sodium chloride and potassium chloride. The compositions are useful for regenerating ion exchange material in a water softening system and providing softened water containing both sodium and potassium ions.... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100140179 - Porous iron oxide and method for producing the same and method for treating solutions: To provide a recovery agent for recovering arsenic, fluorine, lead, and selenium from a solution containing environmentally hazardous substances including arsenic and fluorine. A porous iron oxide having a particle size of 10 to 100 μm and a specific surface area of 50 m2/g or larger determined by three-point BET... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100140180 - Method and apparatus for treatment 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

20100140181 - Regeneration of used cleaning solution: A process is provided for improving the precipitation of calcium and/or magnesium salts in the regeneration of used alkaline cleaning solution. The process includes the steps of providing a spent alkaline or acidic cleaning solution; adding sodium bentonite and sodium carbonate to the spent alkaline or acidic cleaning solution in... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman

20100140182 - Apparatus and method for separating and isolating components of a biological fluid: A device for separating and isolating components of a biological fluid comprising a container for containing the fluid to be processed, a tube cap assembly for closing the container while providing filling and extraction communication therewith, a float assembly disposed within the container for funneling and controlling biological fluid flow... Agent: Audrey A. Millemann Weintraub Genshlea Chediak

20100140183 - Liquid filtering system and its automatic cleaning procedure: d

20100140184 - Method and device for maintainning a constant ph value of a medical liquid during the dispensing thereof from a container: The present invention shows a method for the keeping constant of a pH of a medical liquid when draining from a container, wherein CO2 and at least one further gas or gas mixture flows into the container during the draining of the medical liquid CO2. The invention furthermore shows an... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100140185 - Wastewater treatment: An antimicrobial method of treating wastewater and a wastewater antimicrobial dispenser containing an antimicrobial agent for treating a body of wastewater to kill microorganisms by increasing the concentration metal ions therein. The antimicrobial method includes the step of increasing the effectiveness of the biocidal component in the body of wastewater... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20100140186 - Acrylamide removal from aqueous fluid bodies: This invention is a method for removing acrylamide from large bodies of water or from other acrylamide-containing aqueous fluids. The acrylamide-containing water or aqueous fluid is treated with a peroxygen that is preferably persulfate, hydrogen peroxide or activated peracetic acid. The invention is particularly useful for treatment of acrylamide-containing aqueous... Agent: Patent Administrator Fmc Corporation

20100140187 - Device and method for separating a flowing medium mixture with a stationary cyclone: A device for separating a flowing medium mixture into at least two different fractions with differing average mass density, comprising an elongate separating space which is circle-symmetrical in axial direction and enclosed by a stationary casing (2), wherein the casing is provided with feeds for a mixture for separating and... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100140188 - Maintaining wastewater-treatment sand filters: A downflow sand filter used for treating wastewater which has degraded in function from its original design is at least in part rejuvenated by flowing air downwardly through the bed during time when flow of wastewater is ceased. The low velocity air flow helps dewater the bed and leads to... Agent: Law Office Of Michael A. Blake, LLC

20100140189 - Fluid filter: A fluid filter comprises a filter casing having an inlet end at which a fluid to be filtered is introducible, an and a filtration channel, a plurality of fibres extending longitudinally inside the channel, the fibres being expandable in a direction perpendicular to their length in response to an increase... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20100140191 - Method and apparatus for separation of solids and liquid suspensions by filter unclogging aided filtration: Method and apparatus for separation of solid particles in liquid suspension by non-continuous filter unclogging aided filtration. The said method uses vacuum as suspension flowing force, which is applied under a closed circuit. The said separation is based on filtration vessels, using filtration fabrics of known mesh, and uses a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100140190 - Screened decanter assembly for a settling tank: A driven decanter assembly for a wastewater primary treatment system, comprising a longitudinal decanter disposable in the wastewater and having a longitudinal trough and a horizontal entrance weir, a polygonal or arcuate screen attached to the decanter and having at least two screen surfaces disposable below the surface of the... Agent: Harris Beach PLLC

20100140192 - Dual port spa suction fitting with unidirectional water flow: A uniquely designed dual port spa suction fitting that uses two channels for the intake of water to be filtered that are bridged together to eliminate high speed zones and provide for a more even distribution of suction force across the suction openings. The cover has a concave shape with... Agent: Sandra Lee Lipkin A Law Corporation

20100140193 - Hydrotransistors and integrated hydrologic circuits: Integrated hydrologic circuits, with circuit element hydropotentials, hydroconductors, hydroinsulators, hydrocapacitors, and most significantly hydrotransistors for collecting, filtering, storing, and transporting water on the basis of the principle that water can flow faster through a porous medium with an enlarged cross-sectional area, under an elevated hydrodynamic potential, and of the consideration... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.

06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100133153 - Medical fluid cassettes and related systems: The invention relates to an apparatus for the treatment of a medical liquid comprising a liquid treatment machine and a cassette insertable therein substantially made of a rigid base body of the cassette with fitted chambers and passages and a foil covering them.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100133154 - Apparatus, system and method for remediation of contamination: An apparatus, system and method for removing and treating contaminated materials on a bottom of a body of water and introducing growth packets to revitalize the treated bottom of the body of water. The structure may comprise a vessel with an open face. The vessel may be lowered down to... Agent: Gfd Patents, LLC

20100133155 - Water distribution system with dual use water treatment unit: A water distribution system including a water storage tank, a water treatment unit, a diverter valve, and interconnecting water conduits arranged so that the same water treatment unit can be used to treat water supplied from a fill port to the storage tank during a fill operation, as well as... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100133156 - Biofilter units and water treatment facilities with using the same biofilter units: Wastewater treatment facilities having biofilm contact and solid-liquid separation functions are disclosed, wherein a biofilter unit having biofilm contact, inclination plate precipitation and de-filming functions comprises an inclination plate settler formed with a plurality of inclination plates (2), each plate spaced in parallel relative to water surface at a predetermined... Agent: Rodman Rodman

20100133157 - Water treatment apparatus adaptible to natural water environment: A water treatment apparatus includes a first fluid channel that can circulate contaminated water in the water body, a first inlet that draws the contaminated water into the first fluid channel, and an outlet that allows the contaminated water to exit the first fluid channel. A second fluid channel installed... Agent: Xin Wen

20100133158 - Liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed waste water treatment system for simultaneous carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus removal: Biological nutrient removal (BNR) in wastewater treatment to remove carbonaceous substrates, nutrients and phosphorus, has recently become increasingly popular worldwide due to increasingly stringent regulations. Biological fluidized bed (BFB) technology, which could be potentially used for BNR processes, can provide some advantages such as high efficiency and compact structure. This... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100133159 - Floor drain assembly: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes an assembly which fixes and supports a floor drain at the appropriate position before a concrete floor is poured. The assembly is adjustable for floors of varying thickness. The lower or second end of the drain pipe is protected against contamination... Agent: William S Ramsey, Esq

20100133160 - Adsorbing pathogen-inactivating compounds with porous particles immobilized in a matrix: Methods and devices are provided for reducing the concentration of low molecular weight compounds in a biological composition containing cells while substantially maintaining a desired biological activity of the biological composition. The device comprises highly porous adsorbent particles, and the adsorbent particles are immobilized by an inert matrix. The matrix... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100133161 - Metal-coated superficially porous supports as a medium for hplc of phosphorus-containing materials: Methods for the separation of biological materials from a sample mixture using a superficially porous particle coated (or clad) with a metal are provided herein. Methods using the support as a chromatographic column are also provided.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100133162 - Ultrasonic humidifier with a mist purifying member containing silver ions: An ultrasonic humidifier includes a base that is formed with a recess, as well as a water tank and a mist spraying tube that are disposed on the base and that are in fluid communication with the recess. An ultrasonic oscillator is disposed in a bottom end of the recess... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100133163 - Magnetic filtering film: A magnetic filtering film is used to remove grains from liquid that goes through the magnetic filtering film. The magnetic filtering film includes a rubber film and micro-magnets. The rubber film is made of organic polymer. The rubber film is formed with apertures through which liquid can go. The micro-magnets... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100133164 - Oil strainer: An oil strainer is provided with a tube (41) for allowing oil to flow therethrough, a mesh (71) mounted to one end (41m) of the tube (41), a protector (61) connected to said end (41m) of the tube (41) so as to cover the mesh (71), and a bracket (51)... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100133165 - Supporting structures for preparative chromatography columns: The plunger used as the upper enclosure in a preparative chromatography column is suspended by one or more rods that are supported by a frame through coupling connections on the frame that can fix the position of the rod(s) relative to the frame, while the position of the rod(s) is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100133166 - Composite water permeable brick and composition for producing the same: The invention disclosed a composite permeable brick comprising a permeable surface layer and a permeable base layer. The surface layer and the permeable base layer, which respectively comprise an aggregate and a binder adhering to the aggregate, are closely combined together. The binder in the permeable surface layer at least... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100133167 - Disposable drain filter: The present invention advantageously provides an inexpensive and disposable drain filter that includes a first annulus, a second annulus, a filter layer, secured between the first and second annuli, to filter particulates from a fluid, and an adhesive layer, disposed on the lower surface of the second annulus, to temporarily... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100133168 - Sediment control apparatus: Disclosed is a sediment control apparatus capable of trapping sediments carried by a water stream. The apparatus comprises a filter member, a cover member, and a fastening mechanism. The filter member comprises an enclosure member composed of a permeable material capable of allowing water to pass therethrough, and a filtering... Agent: Law Office Of Jerry D. Haynes , P.a

20100133169 - Vinylidene fluoride resin hollow-fiber porous membrane and process for production of the same: A hollow-fiber porous membrane, comprising a hollow fiber-form porous membrane of vinylidene fluoride resin providing: a ratio F (L=200 mm, v=70%)/Pm4 of at least 7×105 (m/day·μm4), wherein the ratio F (L=200 mm, v=70%)/Pm4 denotes a ratio between F (L=200 mm, v=70%) which is a value normalized to a porosity v=70%... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100133170 - Polysulfone-based blood treatment membrane and method of producing the same: A polysulfone-based blood treatment membrane that exhibits excellent antioxidant properties, excellent long-term storage stability, and a practical strength, and ensures high productivity, a polysulfone-based blood treatment membrane that exhibits excellent antioxidant properties and long-term storage stability, rarely allows endotoxins to enter a treatment liquid, exhibits a practical strength, and ensures... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100133171 - Polybenzoxazole polymer-based mixed matrix membranes: The present invention discloses new types of polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membranes and methods for making and using these membranes. The polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membranes are prepared by fabricating a polyimide-based mixed matrix membrane by dispersing molecular sieve particles in a continuous aromatic polyimide matrix with pendent hydroxyl groups ortho to... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100133172 - Fouling resistant coating for membrane surfaces: A coating that exhibits resistance to fouling by waterborne contaminants, and permselective membranes having this type of coating, are disclosed. For example, a reverse osmosis membrane is coated with a hydrogel-like composition comprising a combination of a hydrophilic polymer, a polyphenolic compound, and a surfactant, whereby the membrane is made... Agent: Dr. Song, Nl Chemical Technology, Inc

20100133173 - Wet type nonwoven fabric and filter: The present invention is a wet type nonwoven fabric that includes two or more kinds of fibers, wherein the wet type nonwoven fabric includes a short fiber A that is constituted of a fiber-forming thermoplastic polymer and has a fiber diameter D of from 100 to 1000 nm and the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100133174 - 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) comprising a plurality of blades (4) is connected to a submersible motor (1) disposed axially thereto. In order to increase the efficiency of the horizontal agitator, according to the invention plate-shaped... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100133175 - Filtered assay device and method: A method and device is provided for collecting filterable material to perform assays on a filtration apparatus by applying negative-pressure to the inlet chamber of the filtration apparatus which is independent of negative or positive pressure applied to its fluid path. The negative-pressure applied to the inlet chamber serves to... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100133176 - Anaerobic reactor with auger in the effluent line: An upflow anaerobic reactor includes an effluent outlet configured to direct effluent out of the reactor and a fluid-filled gas trap configured to prevent loss of biogas from the vessel. An auger assembly is operably coupled to the effluent outlet to prevent clogging of the effluent outlet by solid matter... Agent: Utah State University/workman Nydegger

20100133177 - Biological phosphorus removal: A process for treating waste water to remove phosphorous and nitrogen in a treatment system including an anaerobic zone (5) containing an anaerobic mixed liquor having organisms which release phosphorous into the anaerobic mixed liquor; an anoxic zone (7) containing an anoxic mixed liquor having organisms which uptake phosphorous and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100133178 - Septic system cleaning: A composition including the fermentation supernatant from a fermentation of yeast is intended to be conveniently introduced through the wastewater plumbing system of a private home or other facility into a septic system servicing the home or other facility to substantially accelerate the ability of the bacteria resident in the... Agent: Techlaw LLP

20100133179 - System and method for treating wastewater containing ammonia: Treatment system for wastewater containing ammonium is provided. The treatment system of the present invention includes an ammonia oxidation reactor and a membrane reactor disposed on the back of the ammonia oxidation reactor. The ammonia oxidation reactor includes biological carriers for carrying the ammonium oxidation bacteria and nitrite oxidation bacteria,... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100133180 - Anaerobic treatment method and anaerobic treatment apparatus: A method and apparatus of anaerobic treatment which makes it possible to prevent disintegration of granular sludge and perform high-load high-velocity anaerobic treatment stably even in the case where treatment is performed under conditions where the granular sludge is easily disintegrated. In a reaction tank 20 which retains the granular... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100133184 - Cleaning agent for separation membrane, process for preparing the cleaning agent, and cleaning method: Provided is a cleaning agent or cleaning method of a separation membrane which has cleaning effects equal or superior to those of conventional cleaning methods in cleaning a separation membrane used for filtration of drinking water, industrial water, river water, lake water, groundwater, reservoir water, secondary effluent, waste water, sewage... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100133183 - Filtration system: A filtration system includes a vessel for housing at least two filtration elements. One or more of the filtration elements is a reverse osmosis membrane or a nanofiltration membrane and one of the other filtration elements is a microfiltration or ultrafiltration membrane. The vessel has an inlet port for providing... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100133182 - Microspheric tio2 photocatalyst: The present invention refers to titanium oxide microspheres having photocatalytic properties which can, for example, be used in a method for cleaning wastewater which uses a submerged membrane reactor.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100133181 - Systems and methods for processing complex biological materials: Method and systems, for processing biological material, that contain a biological material in a vessel; add an aggregating agent to the material in the vessel and allow the material to separate into two or more distinct submaterials; extract one or more of the submaterials from the vessel; automatically transport one... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100133185 - Method and apparatus for the filtration of biological solutions: A system, method and device are disclosed for bio-processing a feed stream and providing a constant output by operating a continuous single-pass tangential-flow process. The single-pass process provides high conversion concentration while operating at relatively low feed flow rates, and the process can also be used to provide constant output... Agent: Spf Innovations, LLC

20100133186 - High performance cross-linked polybenzoxazole and polybenzothiazole polymer membranes: In the present invention high performance cross-linked polybenzoxazole and polybenzothiazole polymer membranes and methods for making and using these membranes have been developed. The cross-linked polybenzoxazole and polybenzothiazole polymer membranes are prepared by: 1) first synthesizing polyimide polymers comprising pendent functional groups (e.g., —OH or —SH) ortho to the heterocyclic... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100133188 - Polybenzoxazole membranes prepared from aromatic polyamide membranes: The present invention discloses high performance polybenzoxazole membranes prepared from aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes by thermal cyclization and a method for using these membranes. The polybenzoxazole membranes were prepared by thermal treating aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes in a temperature range of 200° to 550° C. under inert atmosphere. The aromatic... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100133187 - Polybenzoxazole polymer-based mixed matrix membranes: The present invention discloses new types of polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membranes and methods for making and using these membranes. The polybenzoxazole-based mixed matrix membranes are prepared by fabricating a polyimide-based mixed matrix membrane by dispersing molecular sieve particles in a continuous aromatic polyimide matrix with pendent hydroxyl groups ortho to... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100133189 - Dialysis liquid circuit, dialysis apparatus comprising a dialysis liquid circuit, method for detecting air in a dialysis liquid flowing through a dialysis liquid circuit, and use of a gas sensor in a dialysis liquid circuit: The present invention relates to a dialysis liquid circuit with conduits for conducting dialysis liquid and with means for detecting air in the dialysis liquid, wherein the means comprise at least one gas sensor traversed continuously by the dialysis liquid, which is configured such that it measures at least one... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100133190 - Method to improve the selectivity of polybenzoxazole membranes: The present invention discloses a novel method to improve the selectivities of polybenzoxazole (PBO) membranes prepared from aromatic polyimide membranes for gas, vapor, and liquid separations. The PBO membranes that were prepared by thermal treating aromatic polyimide membranes containing between 0.05 and 20 wt-% of a poly(styrene sulfonic acid) polymer.... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100133191 - Support for tangential flow filtration and method for the preparation thereof: The disclosure relates to a porous support for tangential flow filtration with a covering surrounding the outer surface of the support, the covering having one or more holes for the evacuation of fluid through the outer surface. The disclosure also relates to a method for preparing such a support.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100133192 - Polymer membranes prepared from aromatic polyimide membranes by thermal treating and uv crosslinking: The present invention discloses a new type of high performance polymer membranes prepared from aromatic polyimide membranes by thermal treating and crosslinking and methods for making and using these membranes. The polymer membranes were prepared from aromatic polyimide membranes by thermal treating under inert atmosphere followed by crosslinking preferably by... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100133193 - Diesel sulfur filter-nanoadsorber and method of filtering a liquid fuel: Disclosed herein is filter media that may be used for removing sulfur-containing compounds from a post-refinery fuel stream. The filter media comprises an inorganic oxide nanomaterial having a surface acidity characterized by a pKa value of less than or equal to −3. Also disclosed is a method of filtering a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100133194 - Water treatment systems with dual purpose ion exchange resin: A low pressure point-of-use water treatment system may generally comprise at least one inlet port in fluid communication with at least one outlet port to establish a fluid pathway therethrough; an iodinated resin intermediate the at least one inlet port and at least on outlet port, wherein the iodinated resin... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100133195 - Surface-reacted calcium carbonate in combination with hydrophobic adsorbent for water treatment: The present invention relates to a process for reducing the amount of organic components in water, wherein a surface-reacted naturalcalcium carbonate and a hydrophobic adsorbent, selected from the group consisting of talc, hydrophobised calcium carbonate, hydrophobised bentonite, hydrophobised kaolinite, hydrophobised glass, or any mixture thereof, are brought into contact with... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100133196 - Combined gravity separation-filtration for conducting treatment processes in solid-liquid systems: This is a method and apparatus for combined gravity separation-filtration for conducting physical, physical-chemical, chemical, and biological processes in solid-liquid systems; including but not limited to separation of dispersed solids from liquids, separation of alkalinity from the liquid stream, chemical acid-base interactions, chemical oxidation-reduction, chemical dissolution-precipitation, physical chemical adsorption, ion... Agent: Boris M. Khudenko

20100133197 - Apparatus for separating waste from cellulose fibres in paper recycling processes: A contaminate separation apparatus for use in separating contaminant materials from cellulose and/or paper fibres in a paper recycling process includes a reservoir for receiving a waste paper slurry therein. The reservoir is provided with an inlet opening for the input of the slurry, one or more fibre discharge outlets... Agent: Riches, Mckenzie & Herbert, LLP

20100133198 - Method and apparatus for separating waste products from cellulose fibres in a paper recycling process: A contaminate separation apparatus for use in separating contaminant materials from cellulose and/or paper fibres in a paper recycling process includes a reservoir for receiving a waste paper slurry therein. The reservoir is provided with an inlet opening for the input of the slurry, one or more fibre discharge outlets... Agent: Riches, Mckenzie & Herbert, LLP

20100133199 - Method of flocculating sedimentation treatment: A coagulation sedimentation process for water to be treated in which an inorganic coagulant used in a purified water treatment system is limited, and remaining micro flocks and flocks are made greater in density and finer in particle size, thus obtaining clear water better in quality and reducing the amount... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg

20100133200 - Online contaminant detection and removal system: This invention refers to continuous flow devices for detecting and/or removal of contaminants from a liquid stream. The device comprises a cartridge with an inlet and outlet for the liquid stream, a radiation incident and emerging wall portion and optically transparent support material packed in the cartridge such that a... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100133201 - Treating runoff: Systems and methods for treating water passing through a catch basin may include first and second filters. In some embodiments, one or both of the filters can have a plurality of regions with different nominal flow rates.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100133202 - Wastewater treatment by high efficiency heterogeneous photo-fenton process: This invention presents the set-up of a heterogeneous photo-Fenton system for the abatement of organic pollutants in liquid wastewater by means of heterogeneous perovskite-based catalysts, both in powder and in structured form. The proposed method employs, preferably, structured honeycomb monoliths consisting of a perovskite-based material (unsupported catalyst), or structured honeycomb... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100133203 - Blood bag system and process for the inactivation of pathogens in platelet concentrates by use of the blood bag system: The present invention relates to a blood bag system, a method for its manufacture, and a process for reducing pathogens and leucocytes in biological fluids in particular in therapeutic quantities of platelet concentrates (PC) contained in the blood bag system, using UV-light and agitation, wherein part of the plasma of... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing

20100133204 - Reusable filters for fluid loss measurements of drilling fluids: A reusable filter for testing drilling fluids including a non-porous filter medium configured to be disposed in a drilling fluid testing device. The non-porous filter medium having a plurality of perforations extending therethrough. Additionally, a method of cleaning a reusable filter medium for a drilling fluid test device including exposing... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

20100133205 - Remote actuator for a fuel water separator on a vehicle: An apparatus includes a remotely-actuable actuator connected to a drain valve of a fuel-water separator for manually remotely operating the drain valve, and an elongated drain tube connected to the separator's drain port for dispensing liquid separated by the separator to a desired remote location for collection. The apparatus can... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,

20100133206 - Garnet extraction system and method for using the same: An extraction system for removing a particulate material (e.g., abrasive material, such as garnet) from a water jet tank includes a tank with a door movably coupled to the bottom end to seal the bottom end of the tank. The system also includes a pump operably coupled to the tank... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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