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Liquid purification or separation July category listing 07/10

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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100187167 - Method for providing a circuit for biological liquid and circuit obtained: P

20100187168 - Percolating filter system with a removable cartridge: calculating means (13) connected to the sensor means (14a-c) in order to calculate the total quantity of water introduced into at least one of the reservoirs (7, 8) in successive fillings of the reservoirs (7, 8), and consequently to determine the state of efficiency of the cartridge (12) in order... Agent: Castellano PLLC

20100187169 - Drain cover: A uniquely designed drain cover for swimming pools, spas, whirlpools and the like that is non-flat and clover shaped containing three or more “leaves” that provides for strengthened rigidity, increased protection against hair and body entrapment and that is connected to the sump through ribs that run across the body... Agent: Sandra Lee Lipkin A Law Corporation

20100187170 - Apparatus for water purification: An apparatus for water purification is provided. The first aspect of the apparatus for water purification includes at least a water processing unit in connection with a water supply end, and a photocatalyst fiber processing unit having two ends in connection with the water processing unit and a water outlet... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100187171 - Fibrous media: A multi-faceted family of non-woven webs that can take the form of a filter media, an adaptable forming process and a machine capable of making the range of media are disclosed. The filter medium can have a first surface and a second surface defining a thickness. The medium can comprise... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100187172 - Highly-ordered titania nanotube arrays: Fabrication of self-aligned closed packed titania nanotube arrays in excess of 10 μm in length and aspect ratio ≈10,000 by potentiostatic anodization of titanium is disclosed. Conditions for achieving complete anodization and absolute tailorability of Ti foil samples resulting in a self-standing mechanically robust titania membrane in excess of 1000... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C Attn: Pennsylvania State University

20100187173 - Methods of providing an aerobic medium in a wastewater treatment bioreactor compartment and related systems: The disclosure relates to methods and related systems for monitoring and controlling biological activity in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems. In particular, the disclosure relates to methods for controlling airflow in a bioreactor type, activated sludge wastewater treatment system by real-time monitoring of one or more parameters of the... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100187174 - Method of fractionating oxidic nanoparticles by crossflow membrane filtration: A method of fractionating a dispersion of oxidic nanoparticles wherein at least one step of the method is a membrane crossflow filtration step, the flow of the dispersion over the membrane being brought about by means of driven rotating parts; and dispersions of oxidic nanoparticles that are obtainable by the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100187175 - Treatment of water with hypobromite solution: A process of producing ultrapure water includes passing a water stream through a plurality of treatment stages in which inorganic and organic species which are present in the water are separated from the water stream; and adding an aqueous hypobromite solution to the water stream in at least one of... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100187176 - Haemodialfiltration method and apparatus: Device for haemodiafiltration, which comprises a first circuit for a dialysis solution and a second circuit for blood, so that the toxic substances from the blood flow pass into the dialysis liquid within a haemofilter (11), a liquid pump (20) located upstream of the haemofilter (11) in the first dialysis... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100187177 - Two-valve arrangement for liquid chromatography: A valve arrangement is disclosed for providing a switchable fluid connection between a fluid delivery system for driving a mobile phase and a stationary phase adapted for separating compounds of a sample fluid comprised in the mobile phase. The valve arrangement comprises a first valve comprising a first port adapted... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100187178 - Process for removing and sequestering contaminants from aqueous streams: Contaminants, including arsenic, are removed from water and other aqueous feeds preferably by (1) treating the feed with a compound containing a rare earth (e.g., cerium in the +4 oxidation state, preferably cerium dioxide), to oxidize contaminants in the +3 oxidation state to arsenic in the +5 oxidation state and... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100187179 - Method and installation for treating an aqueous phase containing an adsorbent used material: The invention relates to a method and installation for treatment of an aqueous phase containing a used adsorbent powdery material, such as activated carbon powder, from a water purification or potabilization installation, wherein said method includes: a first step of desorbing the main part of the organic matter adsorbed on... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100187180 - Method and apparatus for separating air and oil: Methods and devices for separating oil from a mixture of oil and air are provided. In various embodiments, an air/oil separator includes a cylindrical housing that creates a circular flow path of the air and oil. Further, the air/oil separator may include various flow guides that improve the air/oil separation... Agent: Ge Energy-global Patent Operation Fletcher Yoder PC

20100187181 - Method for dispersing and aggregating components of mineral slurries: The disclosure relates generally to the use of zeolite to assist in dispersion of components in aqueous mineral slurries to release and separate individual components of the slurry, which may then be recovered from the slurry and, in particular, to the use of zeolite in the recovery of bitumen from... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100187182 - Method and device for removal of ammonia and related contaminants from water: A sono-molecular-conversion device and method for treating waste water including (a) feeding the waste water containing organic matter through a first sono-molecular conversion device including a plurality of ultrasound transducers; (b) applying ultrasonic energy to the waste water containing the organic matter by the sono-molecular conversion device to ultrasonically collapse... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100187183 - Combination personal water bottle filter and fluid pump: the chamber including a filter for filtering fluid from a pump to the container and a check valve to check flow of water from the container to the pump housing.... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100187184 - Methods and systems for energy exchange: Methods and systems for energy recovery in desalination or other systems are provided to transfer the pressure energy from one fluid to anther fluid. A system for energy recovery with a container comprises two sections separated by one or plurality of flexible impermeable diaphragms and pressures of the two fluids... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100187185 - Ph balancing system: A method and an apparatus for dispensing a pH balancing solution are provided. The apparatus includes a system having a chlorine generator with a power supply coupled to the chlorine generator, the chlorine generator servicing a body of water and chlorinating it. A pH monitoring and balancing unit is provided.... Agent: Tangent Law Group

20100187186 - Systems and methods for liquid separation: An apparatus and method for separating components of a fluid mixture. The apparatus includes a vortex generation zone shaped as an inverse truncated cone, a solids collection zone, a separation zone, one or more fluid inlets, one or more gas inlets, one or more fluid outlets, and one or more... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100187187 - Plant for aerobic and anaerobic digestion treatment by pfr: Disclosed are a wastewater treatment plant and a wastewater treatment method. The wastewater treatment plant includes: a reactor including a gas outlet, a treated water outlet, and an inlet through which wastewater and gas are supplied, through which the wastewater is introduced, to perform aeration and denitrification; a sludge separation... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100187188 - Wastewater treatment system and method: A wastewater treatment system for treating excess wastewater from a sewer system includes a container having first and second portions adapted to receive excess wastewater from the sewer system, and a generally horizontally oriented screen arrangement disposed in the second portion of the container. The system further includes a treating... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100187189 - Fluid treatment elements and fluid treatment arrangements with posts and/or bands between fluid treatment elements and methods for making and using them: Fluid treatment arrangements and elements and methods for making and using fluid treatment arrangements are disclosed. A ribbon including a permeable fluid treatment medium may be spirally wound in a plurality of windings to form a fluid treatment element having a disk-shaped body. For some embodiments, the ribbon may comprise... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100187190 - Cross-flow filtration system: An apparatus and method for filtering working fluid in an appliance with a cross-flow filter located within a recirculation circuit.... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20100187191 - Thickening apparatus and method for thickening: A thickening apparatus (1) and method adapted to liquids carrying suspended particles, such as slurry containing minerals, when there is a tank (2), where settling of solids takes place, a feedwell (4), which includes a chamber having means for receiving fed material (11), such as slurry and at least one... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100181235 - device for connecting to a liquid source: A connecting device comprises a buffer chamber (2), a first connecting line (3) between a liquid source (4) and an inlet (5) of the buffer chamber, a second connecting line (9) between an outlet (10) of the buffer chamber and the medical treatment apparatus (11), two valves (7, 8) arranged... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100181236 - Wastewater treatment system: Even if arsenic-containing wastewater includes an oxidizing substance, the arsenic can be reliably removed as a precipitate. A wastewater treatment method includes a preparation step (S10) of preparing wastewater containing an oxidizing substance and arsenic, a feeding step (S30), a precipitation step (S50), and a post-treatment step (S60). In the... Agent: Judge Patent Associates

20100181237 - Oil and debris separator: A hood for mounting over an outlet in a wall of a catch basin is disclosed. The hood includes a hood wall that forms a prow in a horizontal plane. The prow extends along an axis of the hood thereby achieving optimal flow conditions in the catch basin. In some... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100181238 - Filtration device for fluid circulating in an engine or a piece of hydraulic equipment, comprised of a means for heating the fluid adjoining the filtration means: The object of the invention is a filtration device for fluid circulating in an engine or a piece of hydraulic equipment, of the kind comprised of a filtration means through which said fluid is intended to circulate and a means of electrically heating said fluid, characterized in that said device... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100181241 - Chromatography column and method of maintenance: A chromatography column and method of maintenance is described which does not require the use of a hoist or crane for disassembly. The method provides improved operator safety by reducing the need for the operator to work below a suspended or supported load within the column. Furthermore, the removal or... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20100181240 - Hplc 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 frit. 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

20100181239 - Integrated high throughput system for the analysis of biomolecules: Described is an affinity microcolumn comprising a high surface area material, which has high flow properties and a low dead volume, contained within a housing and having affinity reagents bound to the surface of the high surface area material that are either activated or activatable. The affinity reagents bound to... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20100181242 - Filter panel: A filter panel contains a sludge inlet, a distributor ring which is arranged at the sludge inlet and has at least one inlet channel, and a support ring assigned to the distributor ring. A protective lip is mounted on the support ring and rests on the distributor ring in its... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100181243 - Filter unit having a conical thread: To be able to insert a cylindrical filter element (10) which is joined at each end to an end disk (14) quickly into a housing element (40) in a filter unit (100) and connect it firmly, a screw connection having conical threads (16, 46) on the filter element (10) and... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100181244 - Pipe coupling with integrated filter and flow detector: A pipe coupling (10) which comprises a coupling body (12) having an inlet end (22) for connection to a water outlet; an outlet end (24) for connection to a water inlet, and a liquid flow passage (26) which connects the inlet and outlet ends (22, 24) and which defines a... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100181245 - Preliminary filter for a fuel delivery unit: A preliminary filter for a fuel delivery unit of a motor vehicle, with a filter fabric which is tensioned by a supporting edge. The supporting edge is manufactured integrally with a connecting piece for connection to the fuel delivery unit and with transverse webs and supporting ribs. The preliminary filter... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100181246 - Filter element in a fuel filter: A filter element in a fuel filter has an annularly arranged filter medium that is sealed at the end faces by end plates wherein a venting unit for venting gases out of the filter element area is provided. The venting unit comprises a securing ring that clamps, in the mounting... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100181247 - Dewatering belt for flue gas desulphurisation installations, of a single-layered fabric belt: A dewatering belt for flue gas desulphurisation installations consists of a single-layered fabric, in which the warp and weft are respectively formed from monofil threads and in which the diameter of the thread type of the weft is greater than the diameter of the thread type of the warp.... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100181248 - Membrane laminate: A laminate is provided comprising at least one polysulfone and/or polyethersulfone porous membrane heat bonded to a polyvinylidene fluoride substrate.... Agent: John Dana Hubbard Milipore Corporation

20100181249 - Filter having melt-blown and electrospun fibers: A multi-layer filter media including at least one layer of melt-blown fiber filter media and at least one layer of electrospun nanofiber filter media is provided. The multi-layer filter media of the present invention is configured such that the at least one layer of the melt-blown fiber filter media is... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20100181250 - Amine aqueous solution for forming an active layer of polyamide reverse osmosis composite membrane, polyamide reverse osmosis composite membrane prepared thereby, and preparation method thereof: Disclosed are an amine aqueous solution for forming an active layer of a polyamide reverse osmosis composite membrane and a preparation method of the polyamide reverse osmosis composite membrane using the same. The amine aqueous solution comprises 0.1 to 20 wt % of a polyfunctional amine compound, 0.1 to 20... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100181251 - Bidirectional transfer of an aliquot of fluid between compartments: This invention concerns a method, devices, instrument and program for extraction an ingredient from a liquid sample by bidirectional transfer of an aliquot of fluid between compartments, the method can be applied to a wide variety of laboratory techniques such as; solid phase extraction by filter disc, column chromatography, magnetic... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100181252 - Method and system for purifying a liquid comprising crystal inhibitor recovery: The present invention relates to a method for purifying a liquid, comprising the steps of:—supplying a flow of liquid for purifying;—adding a crystal growth inhibitor;—purifying the flow;—separating the flow into a purified flow and a return flow; and—concentrating the crystal growth inhibitor, present in the return flow, in a crystallizer... Agent: Medlen & Carroll, LLP

20100181253 - Cross-linked polyimide membranes: The present invention provides a method for improving the performance of polyimide membranes as used in solvent-resistant nanofiltration. More specifically the method of the present invention allows to improve the solvent stability of the polyimide membranes to solvents or solvent mixtures that would dissolve polyimide under the conditions applied during... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100181254 - Graft copolymer for cation- exchange chromatography: The invention relates to chromatographic separating materials having improved binding capacity for biological constituents in cell culture supernatants, or animal or human body fluids, in particular for monoclonal antibodies. The present invention likewise relates to the preparation of separating materials of this type, and to the use thereof, in particular... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20100181255 - Method and device for eliminating foreign matters present in dissolved form from waste water: A method for continuously eliminating foreign matter, may have the following steps: a) through-flow of a reactor with waste water in a flow direction, b) adding of magnetic or magnetizable particles to a feeding point in the reactor, wherein at least one foreign matter is attached to the particles, c)... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100181256 - Use of a three-dimensional fiber system: The present invention relates to a use of a three-dimensional fiber system produced by textile manufacturing for anti-microbial treatment of process liquid in a process liquid system, wherein the fiber system has at least one first sheet-like structure and a plurality of spacer fiber elements extend transversely to the sheet-like... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100181257 - Extraction of anions from solutions and mixtures using hyperbranched macromolecules: Hyperbranched macromolecules and methods are described for selectively filtering contaminants such as anions from water and non-aqueous solutions, particularly in the presence of competing contaminants including other anions. The hyperbranched macromolecules may contain alkyl, 2-hydroxyalkyl, 2-methyl-2-hydroxylalkyl, 2-hydroxy-2-phenylalkyl, and other groups, which may be hydrophilic or hydrophobic. The molecules may preferentially... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100181258 - The ferric and manganese binary oxide based adsorbent, and the methods for the preparation and applicaiton of the adsorbent: The present invention relates to a ferric and manganese binary oxide (FMBO) based adsorbent, its preparation and application method. The FMBO based adsorbent comprises a ferric and manganese binary oxide (FMBO) and a carrier. The mass ratio of FMBO to the carrier is between 0.2:100 and 15:100. The FMBO based... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100181259 - Method for controlling a waste water concentration of cleaning solution containing phosphorus: A method of controlling the concentration of P of cleaning solution waste water starts by providing a waste water buffer tank capable of either sending the waste water to a waste water treatment plant or storing the waste water after the waste water is accepted. The concentration of P in... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100181260 - Method and apparatus for water treatment to eliminate aquatic organisms: A method and apparatus for treating water such as ballast water in ships in order to eliminate aquatic organisms in the water. The water is led under pressure through a conduit into a chamber of greater cross-section than that of the conduit so that an abrupt reduction in pressure occurs.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100181261 - Aqueous environment treatment apparatus and method: A treatment apparatus is provided that may include a frame and a buoyancy member carried by the frame. The buoyancy member is configured for causing the frame to float at the surface of a body of water. An electronic homeopathic treatment device is carried by the frame and configured for... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC

20100181262 - Chemical process: A process for the removal of azide ions from aqueous liquids at alkaline pH by alkali-soluble metals and catalyst or by hydrogen and catalyst.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100181263 - Method for stirring and/or aerating fluids, particularly sewage, particularly using a floodable aerator: The invention relates to a method for stirring and/or aerating fluids, particularly sewage, having the following cyclically repeated steps: aerating the fluid by means of an immersed aerator for a predetermined first period of time (t1) using an aeration device (1) disposed on a carrier (3, 43) designed as a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100181264 - Composition and method for reducing chemical oxygen demand in water: A method and composition for reducing chemical oxygen demand is presented. The composition includes a persulfate donor and a transition metal catalyst in contact with the persulfate donor. When the composition is contacted by water, the transition metal catalyst reacts with persulfate and reduces the persulfate concentration in the water.... Agent: Roy W. Martin

20100181265 - Shale shaker with vertical screens: A screen assembly for a vibratory separator, the screen assembly vertically-mountable and further including a support, at least two screening faces on the support, said at least two screening faces each including screening material through which fluid is flowable from outside the screen assembly into a space within the screen... Agent: National Oilwell Varco

07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100176037 - System and device for water filtration and purification: A system for water purification, filtration and item sanitization are described herein. In one embodiment, a water filtration device uses an extruded carbon sheet or granulated activated carbon to filter unpurified, gravity-fed water. A filtering medium is provided within a lower opening of an upper reservoir for filtering unfiltered water... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman

20100176038 - Chemical additive apparatus and methods: Chemical additive preferably derived from a solid chemical concentrate is selectively educted into the closed water recirculation or makeup line of a water system. In one embodiment, a bypass line is controlled by a valve to direct system water through the eductor when chemical additive is desired, and at least... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100176039 - Treatment method of organic compounds included in waste water, a treatment apparatus of organic compounds included in waste water, a treatment system of organic compounds included in waste water, and a bitumen collecting system: supplying a current between an anode 9 and a cathode 8 in water including an electrolyte in an electrolyzer 6 for electrolyzing the water including an electrolyte, and supplying an electrolyte resulting from electrolysis in the electrolyzer 6 to the adsorbent 3 in the adsorber 2 for contacting the electrolyte... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100176040 - Supercritical water oxidation apparatus and process: A method for oxidizing an organic material includes the steps of (a) forming a preoxidation mixture comprising the organic material and water, and (b) causing the preoxidation mixture to react with a liquid oxidizer in a continuous flow reactor supercritical conditions for water, including a pressure of at least 3206... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20100176041 - Floor drain system: A floor drain system 10 having a grating frame 34 for accommodating a drain grating 12, an equalizing pipe 38 on which the grating frame 34 is held and which is disposed height-adjustably on a further component of the floor drain system 10 in order to equalize a floor covering... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100176042 - Wastewater concentrator: A liquid concentrating device includes a gas inlet, a gas exit and a flow corridor connecting the gas inlet and a gas exit. The flow corridor includes a narrowed portion that accelerates the gas through the flow corridor. A liquid inlet injects liquid into the gas stream at a point... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100176043 - Mobile phase dilution scheme for enhanced chromatography: A method and device for increasing the loading capacity of a chromatography column through dilution of a mobile phase at the head of the column. A strong mobile phase is provided for dissolving a sample. A sample is injected into the strong mobile phase, and subsequently diluted with a weak... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100176044 - Filter medium: The present subject matter provides a filter medium for filtering aqueous solutions, particularly water for human and animal consumption. The medium may be employed in a great variety of filters of various sizes and constructions.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100176045 - Magnetic treatment of fluids: Magnetic treatment units are comprised of a body (21) having a central aperture, and having a pair of recesses (28) on opposite sides of the central aperture for inserting and retaining magnets (22) when covered by sleeve (23). The magnets (22) are flat magnets that have their poles on their... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100176046 - Filtration system with a dual sealing ring filter basket and/or a dual sealing ring collar for a filter element: Filter basket assemblies (108) and filter element assemblies (110) for use in a liquid filtering system (100). Each of the assemblies comprises ring gaskets (202, 204, 402, 404) and a body (or collar). The body (206, 706) has a continuous annular sidewall (208, 708) disposed around a central axis and... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20100176047 - Fluid filter with nutplate having an end face seal and outer attachment design: A fluid filter has a filter element disposed inside a housing having a generally open end. The filter element has media allowing a working fluid to be filtered therethrough. A nutplate connected to the housing at the generally open end has an end face with an inlet and outlet. The... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100176048 - Substrate and method for production thereof: The present invention relates to a substrate including a compound having blood anticoagulation activity and a hydrophilic polymer compound, wherein the amount of elution of the compound having blood anticoagulation activity is less than 0.6 μg/ml, and a manufacturing method of a substrate, wherein after a compound having blood anticoagulation... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20100176049 - Filter device: The filter device is provided with a housing (1) and with a stack of filter plates (10, 11) arranged therein at a spacing from one another. The housing includes an inlet (7) for the fluid to be filtered, an outlet (9) for the filtrate which is connected in a conducting... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100176050 - Fluid purifying apparatus and filter housing: Disclosed is a fluid purifying apparatus (1) which is composed of a filter housing (2) having a fluid inlet opening (231) and a fluid outlet opening (221), and a filter member (3) contained in the filter housing (2) in such a manner that the filter member crosses the flow path... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100176051 - Adsorption carrier containing composite fiber: An adsorption carrier includes fibers A having a diameter of 0.5 or more to 8 μm or less and fibers B having a diameter of 8 μm or more to 50 μm or less, the fibers B having a larger diameter than the fibers A, and the fibers B being... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100176052 - Process for producing composite semipermeable membrane: The present invention aims at providing a process for producing composite semipermeable membrane excellent in water permeability and salt-blocking rate, and including an extremely small amount of unreacted components in the membrane, and at providing a composite semipermeable membrane obtained by the production process. The present invention relates to a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100176053 - Materials for removing contaminants from fluids using supports with biologically-derived functionalized groups and methods of forming and using the same: A modified bioreactor support material having high surface area for removing a contaminant (16) from fluids can include a substrate (10) having a functionalized surface, The functionalized surface can have inorganic or organic non-living functional groups, such that the functional groups bind to or chemically alter the contaminant. A method... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100176054 - Method for remediating solids in waste lifting stations: A process removes or eliminates altogether accumulations of solid and semi-solid, water immiscible materials adhering to walls, and equipment, particularly near the high liquid mark, in tanks of waste liquid lift stations. Compressed gas is used to generate large bubble masses of six inches to several feet in diameter within... Agent: Anthony Claiborne

20100176055 - Method for removing sulphate and heavy metals from waste water: In a method for removing sulphate and heavy metals from waste water: a) in a first treatment step (I) hydrogen sulphide is guided through the waste water, heavy metals that are present in the waste water are precipitated as sulphide, and are removed from the waste water, b) in a... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100176056 - method for preventing biofouling on surfaces using ultraviolet pre-treatment: A method for reducing bio-fouling formation on a liquid-contacting surface by pre-designed pretreatment of the liquid with UV light is provided. The method may include flowing liquid through a conduit having ultraviolet-transparent walls; exposing the liquid within the conduit to ultraviolet (UV) light rays from a polychromatic light source that... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100176057 - Liquid filtration using pressure difference across a hydrophobic membrane: Method and devices for filtering liquid are provided that rely on pressure difference to filter liquid. In one embodiment, a device for filtering liquid includes a feed chamber, a permeate chamber, and a porous membrane that is at least partially hydrophobic and has one or more pores configured to be... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100176058 - Chromatography method: The present invention relates to a simulated moving bed process, wherein at least one adsorbent is washed after binding of target compound and wherein the outlet of wash liquid from the adsorbent is subsequently passed onto another adsorbent for binding of target compound removed by the washing. In one embodiment,... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20100176059 - Ion exchange resins comprising interpenetrating polymer networks and their use in chromium removal: The invention includes ion exchange resins and their use in the removal of chromium from water. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a method for removing chromium from a water source by contacting the water with an ion exchange resin, wherein the ion exchange resin comprises particles of a crosslinked... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100176060 - Method to inhibit scale formation in cooling circuits using carbon dioxide: Scaling is controlled in a cooling water system with CO2 based upon measurements of the cooling water's pH, alkalinity and Ca2+ concentration.... Agent: Air Liquide Usa LLC Intellectual Property

20100176061 - Water purification: The invention provides an efficient method to purify an aqueous solution, typically mine drainage water, especially of anions and cations present in the aqueous solution as dissolved solids, the anions and cations are removed by treatment with a positively charged extractant having at least eight carbon atoms, whereby an unstable... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100176062 - Process and apparatus for adsorptive bubble separation using a dense foam: A method of concentrating particles in a liquid-particle dispersion feed by adsorptive bubble separation by intimately contacting a gas with a pressurized stream of liquid in a chamber to form an aerated dispersion that retains at least some of the kinetic energy from the pressurized stream, and removing at least... Agent: Dennis V. Carmen

20100176063 - Method for coalescence induced liquid-liquid separations and apparatus thereof: A method and apparatus for separating immiscible liquids effectively are provided in the present invention. Such method and apparatus may allow coalescing of relatively small-sized droplets into larger droplets for easing and improving the degree of separation thereafter. The method may be defined by a system of equations describing the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100176064 - Back pressure-matched, integrated, environmental-remediation apparatus and method: Production brines are used to scrub a horizontal stack receiving exhaust from an energy source, controlling, reducing, or both noxious chemicals. Mutual remediation of flows from petroleous production cool and scrub exhausts from flares burning waste hydrocarbons, heaters lowering viscosity of crude oil, engines driving oil pumps or natural gas... Agent: Utah State University Pate Pierce & Baird

20100176065 - Process for treating waste water having low concentrations of metallic contaminants: A process for treating waste water having a low level of metallic contaminants by reducing the toxicity level of metallic contaminants to an acceptable level and subsequently discharging the treated waste water into the environment without removing the treated contaminants.... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC

20100176067 - Photocatalytic reactor and process for photocatalysis: A coil-shaped reactor and process are provided to degrade or remove contaminants from water.... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Intellectual Property Department

20100176066 - Method of improving efficiency of uv photolysis of peracetic acid for disinfection and organic destruction: A method of disinfecting municipal wastewaters comprises contacting the wastewater with a peracetic acid solution containing a relatively low amount of hydrogen peroxide in the presence of ultraviolet irradiation. In another aspect, a source of UV irradiation is selected to emit energy at one or more wavelengths at which PAA... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100176068 - Web comprising fine fiber and reactive, adsorptive or absorptive particulate: The assemblies of the invention can comprise a fine fiber layer having dispersed within the fine fiber layer an active particulate material. Fluid that flows through the assemblies of the invention can have any material dispersed or dissolved in the fluid react with, be absorbed by, or adsorbed onto, the... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100176069 - Method for regenerating a filter aid: Methods for regenerating filter aids which comprise inorganic, natural or semisynthetic filter aids. The method comprises subjecting the filter aid to a first treatment with an aqueous alkaline solution, treating the filter aid with enzymes, treating the filter aid with a surfactant, and subjecting the filter aid a second treatment... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100176070 - Filter renewal system and a method thereof: An apparatus and a method of rejuvenating capillary filters (2) using both gas agitation of the liquid about the surface of capillary filters (2) and backflushing the capillary filters (2) is disclosed. The gas agitation loosens residue on the surface of the capillary filters (2) and the backflush further loosens... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100176071 - Water treatment apparatus and a method for cleaning a filter layer of a water treatment apparatus: A water treatment apparatus includes a raw water supply tube, mixed raw water stream jet nozzles each communicating at one end thereof with the raw water supply tube and having at the other end thereof a raw water outlet from which mixed stream of raw water and air is jetted... Agent: Hedman & Costigan, P.C.

20100176072 - Gasket distributor: A flange joint for connecting two objects in a fluid connection so that fluid can flow between the objects. The flange joint has a gasket and the gasket is installed in the flange joint. The flange joint has at least one channel for feeding additional fluid from outside of the... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100170833 - Powered cartridges and other devices within housings: The present invention describes a system and method for supplying electrical power to a device, such as a filter element, located within a housing. In one embodiment, a conductive coil is embedded into the housing base, and a second coil is embedded into the filter element. Current is then passed... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100170834 - Portable fluid filtration device: Portable apparatus, systems and methods for the selective removal of contaminants from a fluid medium through the use of hollow fiber media (“HFM”). Apparatus embodiments include a housing defining an inlet portion, an outlet portion and a chamber fluidly coupled there between for receiving hollow fiber media, in either bulk... Agent: Stephen M. Evans Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100170835 - Water purification system and method: The invention concerns a hydraulic connector (140) forming a distributor or manifold for a hydraulic circuit of a fluid purification system (100) having a purified fluid inlet (142) and three outlets (143, 144, 145), characterized in that the inlet (142) is connected directly to a first outlet (143) of the... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100170836 - Wastewater vent gas adsorption filter: The objective of the unit 10 is mainly to adsorb Hydrogen Sulfide gas (also known as H2S) and other gases including but not limited to Carbon Dioxide 26 from plumbing, sewer, and wastewater management system vents 21 thereby removing the odor and or greenhouse gasses associated with the air stream/gas... Agent: Louis Pagano

20100170837 - Gutter filter: A rain gutter filter apparatus and method utilize a filter element of a reticulated foam material adapted for insertion into a gutter having an open top defining a top width of the gutter. The filter element has a flat top surface with a width substantially matching the top width of... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20100170838 - Vessel for magnetically treating a fluid: A vessel for magnetically treating a fluid is generally cylindrical, having an open end and a bottom end closed by a wall; and a magnet disposed at the bottom wall of the vessel. The fluid may be a beverage in a container such as a bottle or a can which... Agent: Richard E. Ballard

20100170840 - Collapsible colander & bowl: A collapsible container consists of three parts: a rigid top rim, a flexible center band, and a rigid base. This combination of sections allows the container to easily collapse to about one-third of its original height. The container is also quite stable when expanded and is self-supporting. In various embodiments... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100170839 - Water bottle with filter: A disposable and recyclable water bottle formed of a non-toxic plastic composition includes a flexible sidewall, a neck with an open top and cap, and an open bottom end. A filter cartridge is received within the open bottom and contains activated carbon sandwiched between 0.7 to 50 microns filtration membranes,... Agent: Robert M. Downey, P.A.

20100170841 - Filter assembly, valve assembly, and water purifying system having the same: A water purifying system having a bypass path supplies raw water to an outlet when a filter assembly is separated from a valve assembly. The water purifying system includes a valve assembly having a valve cover with an inlet and an outlet, and a head member moved up and down... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100170842 - Exchangeable filter insert: The invention concerns a filter insert (1) that is provided as an exchangeable insert in a filter, in particular an oil filter, fuel filter or the like of an internal combustion engine. The filter comprises a filter housing (3) that can be separated along a separating plane (2) and the... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100170843 - Composition for polyurethane resin formation, sealing material, and hollow-fiber membrane module: e

20100170844 - Appratus for hydrocarbon removal: A hydrocarbon removal apparatus includes a plurality of fibers and a backing substrate. Each of the plurality of fibers includes a proximal end and a distal end. Each proximal end is secured to the backing substrate.... Agent: Ulmer & Berne LLP Attn: Diane Bell

20100170845 - Waste activated sludge phosphorus and magnesium stripping process and struvite production system: A method of treating a mixture of microorganisms with readily biodegradable carbon compounds (RBCs) in the form of one or more volatile fatty acids (VFAs), by first inducing the mixture microorganisms to release phosphorus and magnesium which is then tapped o as the mixture is thickened, to produce a phosphorus/magnesium-nch... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP

20100170846 - Wastewater treatment system: Disclosed is a system for treating wastewater. The system includes a microorganism clad structure positioned in a body of wastewater such that the microorganism clad structure is at least partially submerged in the body of wastewater. The apparatus also includes an aeration device, such as a propeller-type, surface mounted aeration... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100170847 - Membrane cleaning using an airlift pump: A membrane module (5) comprising a plurality of porous membranes (6), a gas-lift pump apparatus (11) in fluid communication with the module (5) for providing a two-phase gas/liquid flow such that, in use, the two-phase gas/liquid flow moves past the surfaces of the membranes (6) to dislodge fouling materials therefrom.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100170848 - System and method for removing a cryporotectant from a liquid: A system for removing cryoprotectant from a cryoprotectant-containing liquid stored a container comprises a cryoprotectant removal device that receives the cryoprotectant-containing liquid and a cryoprotectant-free dialysate liquid and that is operable to transfer cryoprotectant to the dialysate liquid. A differential conductivity device is arranged to continuously measure the difference in... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100170849 - Buffered compositions for dialysis: Acid concentrates, and dialysate compositions prepared therefrom, contain citric acid and an effective amount of a buffering agent selected from acetate and/or lactate. The buffering agent allows a physiologically acceptable amount of citrate to maintain the desired pH of the dialysate.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100170850 - Filter device, preferably a hollow fiber dialyser with curled hollow fibers: The invention relates to a filter device, preferably for hemodialysis, that consists of a cylindrical filter housing and a bundle of curled hollow fibers. The bundle is arranged in the filter housing. According to the invention, the curled hollow fibers are provided with an essentially sinusoidal texture and a wavelength... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100170851 - Membrane structures and their production and use: A method is provided for forming zeolite membranes in internal surfaces of a plurality of conduits in a cylindrical porous ceramic monolith, the conduits extending from one end of the monolith to the other and being disposed in a single annulus, said method including a step of: flowing a pre-treatment... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100170852 - Method and device for gravity flow chromatography: The invention provides gravity chromatographic columns for the 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 bottom... Agent: Phynexus, Inc.

20100170853 - System and method for wastewater treatment: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for the treatment of wastewater. A system in accordance with one particular embodiment may include a vacuum filter band system configured to receive a saturated ion exchange resin tank and to apply a water rinse to the resin to generate a... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100170854 - Sludge dewatering and drying: Methods, apparatus and systems for dewatering and drying the dewatered sludge. Sludge pumped into the sludge dewatering apparatus is mixed in-line with a pre-measured quantity of polymers to agglomerate solids entrained in the sludge. The agglomerated sludge is routed to a filtration station comprising filtration chambers. The filtration chambers are... Agent: D'ambrosio & Menon, LLP

20100170855 - Modification of precipitate morphology and settling characteristics in acid conditions: The current invention relates to the modification of precipitate formed from an acidic slurry or solution resulting in decreased settling times and final solids bed volumes. The current invention uses an aqueous synthetic mixture comprising a phosphate, phosphonate, anionic polymer, anionic/cationic polymer blend or combinations thereof in the slurry and/or... Agent: Nalco Company

20100170856 - Improvement separation of solids from liquids by the use of quick inverting and dispersing flocculants: This invention is directed to methods for quickly inverting and dispersing a flocculant in a digestion process prior to the production of an aqueous slurry to achieve settlement of solids and clarification of the slurry water. In particular, this invention relates to methods for quickly inverting a flocculant-containing emulsion in-line... Agent: Nalco Company

20100170857 - Apparatus for filtering and/or conditioning and/or purifying a fluid such as water: An apparatus for filtering water has a valve head and a filtration/purification canister removably mountable thereon. Connecting the canister to the valve head automatically opens a check valve in the valve head to permit water to flow from the valve head into and through the canister, and then back to... Agent: John F. A. Earley Iii Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey, P.C.

20100170858 - Cartridge and centrifuge having a cartridge: The invention relates to a cartridge (1) for accommodating blood bags (35), which is provided for the separation of blood components for the application in a centrifuge. The cartridge (1) has a partition wall (3) which separates a blood bag section (5) positioned radially inside from a product section (7)... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100170859 - Sand screw dryer: An apparatus and process for separating drilling fluid from drill cuttings are disclosed. The separations are performed in a drying auger unit, including: an inclined housing having side walls joined by a bottom and having an inlet end and an outlet end; at least one inlet for feeding a cuttings... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100163468 - Water treatment apparatus: It is an object of the invention to provide a optimized rational water treatment technique for chemically treating water to be treated. A representative water treatment apparatus is adapted for chemically treating water by using chemicals. In a water treatment apparatus, a disinfectant within a chemical cartridge dissolves out in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100163469 - Control system for monitoring localized corrosion in an industrial water system: A control system is disclosed for monitoring and controlling localized corrosion in an industrial water system, comprising: measuring quantitative localized corrosion rate and at least one controllable water chemistry variable; identifying mathematical correlations between the quantitative localized corrosion rate and the at least one controllable water chemistry variable; establishing mathematical... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100163470 - Water dispenser and filter cartridge for use therein: A water dispenser including a water inlet adapted to receive water from a water supply, a water filter operative to filter water received from the water supply via the water inlet, a water outlet operative to provide filtered water received from the water filter, a water spill collector and a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100163471 - Water desalination plant and system for the production of pure water and salt: The present invention discloses a desalination plant that operates with a sea water or brackish water feed and produces a concentrated and selectively improved salt reject stream and a pure water permeate stream from a first treatment section that is arranged to produce primarily water at high recovery using membrane... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100163472 - Water purification system: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for water purification. The system can include devices and methods for reducing scale accumulation in a water distillation system.... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco

20100163473 - Apparatus for wastewater treatment and a plant equipped with such an apparatus: An apparatus for treating wastewater includes a treatment tank having a first edge region and a second edge region opposite the first edge region, a feed line configured to provide the wastewater to the treatment tank, a movable wastewater distributor connected to an end of the feed line and configured... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100163474 - Circulating water washing system toilet: A system in which human waste in toilet water is decomposed and the treated water is circulated as wash water includes a toilet bowl body portion, a soil water storage tank configured to store the soil water discharged from a toilet bowl temporarily, a pump configured to pump up and... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100163475 - Device for focusing a magnetic field to treat fluids in conduits: Three magnet casings are adjustably and removably attached to one another such that the device may snuggly fit about fluid conduits of differing diameters. An outer casing wall of ferrous content stainless steel confines the magnetic field. An inner magnet holder frame attached to the outer casing wall holds a... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20100163476 - Filter device: The invention relates to a filter device comprising at least one filter chamber (7) configured between a chamber side (5) and a membrane side (6) of two parallel filter plates (1) and divided through two filter cloths (4), the membrane sides (6) of the two filter plates (1) each comprising... Agent: Friedrich Von Rohrscheidt

20100163477 - Filter assembly: Disclosed is a filter assembly including a filter cartridge including a housing, a filter provided inside the housing, and a cartridge connection portion provided at an upper portion of the housing, a head portion including a head connection portion to be coupled to the cartridge connection portion so that the... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100163478 - Water-flow filtering structure: A water-flow filtering structure is provided, including three main built-up members: a filter ring, a water-saving piece, and a water-filtering upper cover, which are removable relative to each other. A plurality of water-filtering holes are disposed in a central region of the water-filtering upper cover, a inner chamber is disposed... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100163479 - Cold water tank and water treatment apparatus having the same: Disclosed are a cold water tank and a water treatment apparatus. The cold water tank includes a tank body, a water inlet pipe provided at the tank body to convey water into the tank body, a water outlet pipe provided at the tank body to convey the water out of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100163480 - Backflush device for a filter system: The invention relates to a backflush device (6) for a filter system (1) for removing impurities from a fluid, the backflush device (6) serving to backflush a filter body (3) in the filter system separating the clean side (5) from the inlet side (4), and comprising at least one backflush... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100163481 - Drainage or filter layer for well screen assembly with integrated stand-off structure: An integral structure including woven wire cloth or non-woven metal filter medium for use as a drainage layer or filter layer in a well screen assembly is provided. A plurality of elongated members are welded on the woven metal cloth or non-woven metal filter medium to provide reduced resistance to... Agent: Burleson Cooke L.L.P.

20100163482 - System and method for treating ammonia-based wastewater: A system for treating ammonia-based wastewater is provided. The system includes a first reactor, including: denitrification bacteria for denitrification; a second reactor disposed on the back of the first reactor, wherein the second reactor includes an aerator and aerobic heterotrophic bacteria, and has an HRT of less than 6 hours;... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100163483 - Food processing resource recovery: A method of hydrolyzing peptide bonds in waste material from dissolved air flotation (DAF float) wastewater treatment systems is disclosed. The method according to the disclosure comprises controlling the pH of said DAF float; adding a lytic agent to said pH controlled DAF float; and incubating the lytic agent/DAF float... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20100163484 - Compound for denitrifying wastewater: Disclosed is a method of denitrifying a solution including introducing into the solution an amount of a carbon source within a duration and at a frequency so that indigenous heterotrophic bacteria deplete dissolved oxygen in the solution and decompose oxygen from nitrate in the solution to obtain its combined oxygen.... Agent: Emerging Strategies, LLP

20100163485 - System for treating wastewater and a controlled reaction-volume module usable therein: A wastewater treatment system including a biological reactor is disclosed. At least one controlled-reaction-volume module is provided to the biological reactor. The at least one controlled-reaction-volume module includes a fixed-film media for supporting a biological growth. At least one mixer, such as, for example, a high momentum mixer, for communicate... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20100163487 - Method for recovering a used slurry: Foreign substances which are not inherently contained in a polishing slurry are selectively separated and removed from a polishing slurry component comprised of abrasives, a solvent and an additive which are inherently contained in the polishing slurry.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100163486 - Method of obtaining a coagulant product, product intended to produce said coagulant, and method of treating waste water and/or industrial water using said coagulant: The invention relates to a method of producing a coagulant product. It is characterized in that a starting material is prepared containing sludge resulting from the treatment of drinking water and an ore containing iron and/or aluminum, said starting material undergoing acid attack to form iron salts, aluminum salts or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100163488 - Hollow fiber capillary membrane and method for the production thereof: A hollow fiber membrane made of two coextruded layers A and B, wherein layer B has a non-woven type structure having a mesh size of 0.1 to 10 μm and layer A has a porous structure. A method for producing a membrane according to the invention and the use thereof... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100163489 - System and method for wastewater treatment: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for the treatment of wastewater. A system in accordance with one particular embodiment may include at least one resin tank including an ion exchange resin configured to target a particular metal. The at least one resin tank may be configured to... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100163490 - Modular chromatography device: e

20100163491 - System and method for wastewater treatment: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for the treatment of wastewater. A system in accordance with one particular embodiment may include an oxidation reactor configured to receive a flow of wastewater from a wastewater producing process. The oxidation reactor may be further configured to oxidize a chemical... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100163492 - Systems and methods of hardscape water collection: A method for processing water, including, collecting contaminated water from a first water collection site; collecting contaminated water from a second water collection site; transferring the contaminated water collected from the first and second water collection sites to a water treatment site; and processing the contaminated water to produce a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100163493 - Method and device employing centrifugal force: The present invention includes a container and a method of separating one or more components of interest bound to magnetic particles using centrifugal forces.... Agent: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. Patent Law Department

20100163494 - Preparation of environmentally acceptable scale inhibitors: Alkyl phosphonates prepared from amino acids suitable for use in inhibiting scale. The phosphonates are obtained as reaction mixtures where the level of alkyl phosphonation is deliberately controlled to provide only partial alkyl phosphonation of the amino acid. The resulting alkyl phosphonates exhibit improved environmental properties compared to the fully... Agent: Streets & Steele

20100163496 - Method and apparatus for removal of soot from lubricating oil: An oil filtration assembly for filtering oil comprises a housing having an inlet port and an outlet port defining a flow path for oil to flow therethrough. A diatomaceous earth filtering media layer is disposed in the oil flow path, intermediate of the inlet port and the outlet port and... Agent: Honeywell/cantor Colburn Patent Services

20100163495 - System and method for filtration of liquids: The present invention relates to a system and a process of running the system that allows for the long term filtration of product without loss of filtration capability due to clogging or fouling. The system is a normal flow filtration system having one or more filter cartridges attached to an... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20100163497 - System and method for wastewater treatment: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for the treatment of wastewater. A system in accordance with one particular embodiment may include a front end system including at least one resin tank having an ion exchange resin configured to target a particular metal. The at least one resin... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100163498 - Skim tank configurations and methods: A skim tank includes a flow-control structure that forces a solid-depleted phase of a mixed-phase feed into a toroidal motion within the container to thereby provide an up-flow movement within the structure. Most preferably, at least a portion of the solid-depleted phase is recirculated to further increase up-flow movement within... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20100163499 - Optimizing solid / liquid separation with solvent addition: A process to upgrade heavy oil and convert the heavy oil into lower boiling hydrocarbon products is provided. The process employs a catalyst slurry comprising catalyst particles with an average particle size ranging from 1 to 20 microns. In the upgrade process, spent slurry catalyst in heavy oil is generated... Agent: Chevron Corporation

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