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Liquid purification or separation August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100213109 - Reverse-flow self-rinsing fluid filters: A reverse flow rinsing fluid filtering device, particularly for large diameter piping. Housing (12) has inlet port (14), outlet port (20) and a battery of filtering discs divided into three groups D1, D2 and D3 by partition rings 80a and 80b. In the rinsing stage, when the filtering discs become... Agent: Dubois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz, LLP

20100213110 - Oil-sludge filtration system with aeration pump: A system for consolidating and removing contaminate such as paint sludge or oils from a fluid mixture. A contaminate tank receives a supply of the fluid mixture containing contaminate from a source such as a manufacturing line where overspray of paints or cleaning solutions containing washed away oils are collected.... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Lalone, .p.c

20100213111 - Ultra thin disposable drain strainer: A disposable ultra-thin drain strainer is removably received within a drain opening of a sink, shower or bathtub having an adjacent drain rim substrate. The strainer has a strainer portion, a ring portion, and has a thickness no greater than 0.091 cm (0.036 inch) for disposability. In another embodiment the... Agent: Ernest D. Buff Ernest D. Buff And Associates, LLC.

20100213112 - Elements for separating substances by distributing between a stationary and a mobile phase, and method for the production of a separating device,: The invention relates to elements for separating substances by distributing between a stationary and a mobile phase. Said separating elements comprise any stationary phase and a support element. The separating elements are part of a set that is provided with at least two separating elements Ti (i=2) encompassing different stationary... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20100213113 - System for forming mini microbubbles: A system for forming mini microbubbles has a motor, a shaft attached to the motor, a displacer attached to the shaft for mixing a media with a liquid, a discharge plate positioned adjacent the displacer, a housing adjustably attached to the discharge plate, and a media chamber fluidly connected with... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100213114 - Self-cleaning filtration machine with rotary drum filter for contaminated liquids: A self-cleaning filtration machine with rotary drum filter for filtering contaminated liquids, comprising at least one filtration device which is associated with the rotary drum, the filtration device being interposed between a contaminated liquid collection tank and a filtered liquid collection tank, the self-cleaning filtration machine comprising air suction means... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100213115 - No filter no run fluid filtration systems: Improvements to “no filter, no run” fluid filtration systems are described. In one example, a filter includes a movable pin cage that has a first pre-installation position adjacent the bottom end plate and is temporarily connected thereto by a snap connection system, and a second position adjacent the upper end... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100213116 - Anti-scale bag: The present invention relates to an anti-scale bag (S) for washing machines, which contains resins with ion exchange (2) and can be reused for a high number of washing cycles.... Agent: Hodes, Pessin & Katz

20100213117 - Membrane post treatment: The invention relates to polymeric ultrafiltration or microfiltration membranes of, for instance, Halar, PVDF or PP, incorporating PVME or vinyl methyl ether monomers. The PVME may be present as a coating on the membrane or dispersed throughout the membrane or both. The membranes are preferably hydrophilic with a highly asymmetric... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100213118 - Multi-cyclone sediment filter: A multi-cyclone sediment filter having a sediment bowl with a hemispherical bottom and a sump for collecting sediment, a cylindrical cyclone housing disposed above and sealingly connected to the sediment bowl, a removable and replaceable cyclone cartridge inserted into the cyclone housing, a diffuser plate sealingly connected to the cyclone... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20100213120 - denisty current baffle for a clarifier tank: A density current baffle for use in a clarifier tank has a first baffle portion having a lower end, an upper end and an intermediate central portion. The lower end of the baffle portion is coupled to a side wall of the clarifier tank, the upper end of the baffle... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20100213119 - Stormwater plug flow separation system: A water separation system includes a flow container includes a water inlet pipe; an inlet chamber in fluid communication with the water inlet pipe; a first settling chamber configured to settle grit and to float oil; an elevated, horizontally-oriented, elongate-rectangular water treatment flow inlet leading from the inlet chamber to... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP

20100213121 - Anaerobic wastewater treatment system and process utilizing solids based bacterial colonization (sbbc): Anaerobic Wastewater treatment system and process in which the influent is passed through a mixing chamber and then through a series of filters of progressively smaller size to separate the materials carrying the colonized bacteria from finer solids in the influent and separate the materials according to size in a... Agent: Edward S. Wright

20100213122 - Waste water treatment: The present invention relates to wastewater treatment in general and to methods of controlling odors and degrading compounds contained in wastewater in particular.... Agent: Novozymes North America, Inc.

20100213123 - Ballasted sequencing batch reactor system and method for treating wastewater: A ballasted sequencing batch reactor system for treating wastewater including one or more sequencing batch reactors. A weighting agent impregnation subsystem is configured to mix biological flocs and weighting agent to form weighted biological flocs. A weighting agent recovery subsystem is configured to recover weighting agent from the weighted biological... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100213124 - Submerged membrane separation apparatus and method for operation thereof: A submerged membrane separation apparatus is provided that includes a separation membrane module and fine bubble diffusing tubes placed vertically below the module that can evenly and uniformly produce fine bubbles from vertically below the separation membrane module, even when the separation membrane module is large. The apparatus includes: a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100213125 - Pervaporation process and apparatus for carrying out same: The invention is directed to a pervaporation processes as well as to apparatuses for carrying out such processes. More in particular, the present invention is directed to improvements in pervaporation processes by improving mass transfer. According to the present invention the feed stream for a pervaporation process contains vapour and... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100213126 - Process for fractionating a mixture of polyisocyanates: Method of fractionating a mixture of polyisocyanates in the liquid phase, optionally in the presence of a suitable solvent or mixture of two or more solvents, by means of a selectively permeable membrane into a permeate stream and a retentate stream of polyisocyanate compositions different to each other and different... Agent: Huntsman International LLC

20100213127 - Method for determining the reduction ratio or the kt/v value of a kidney substitution treatment and apparatus for the realisation of the method: A method for determining online adequacy parameters for any hemodialysis, hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration treatment modality is provided. Blood equilibrated dialysate samples at the begin and/or at the end of the treatment; and a continuous measurements of waste compounds in the effluent dialysate by means of spectroscopic techniques, are required. With... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100213128 - Polymer-containing solvent purifying process: Polymer-containing solution can be purified and the solvent reused by subjecting the solution to microfiltration using tubular filters having an average pore diameter of less than 1 μm and a filtration pressure of at least 0.35 MPa. This method is particularly useful for reclaiming and reusing solvents that are used... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20100213129 - Apparatus and method for purifying water by forward osmosis: A water purification apparatus comprising a semi-permeable membrane capable of being contacted with a water source; a superabsorbent polymer capable of absorbing water across said semi-permeable membrane; a pressure application surface capable of transmitting pressure to the gel; and a permeable membrane through which absorbed water is capable of being... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100213131 - Porous composite particulate materials, methods of making and using same, and related apparatuses: In an embodiment, a porous composite particulate material includes a plurality of composite particles. Each composite particle includes an acid-base-resistant core particle at least partially surrounded by one or more layers of acid-base-resistant shell particles. The shell particles are adhered to the core particle by a polymeric layer. The shell... Agent: Workman Nydegger C/o US Synthetic Corp.

20100213130 - Separation process: The present invention relates to a chromatographic separation process for fractionating solutions containing sugars, sugar alcohols, sugar acids and/or betaine by utilizing fractions comprising parts of the separation profile as a substituent of the eluent in a novel and inventive manner. The starting solutions are typically multicomponent plant-based extracts and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100213132 - Ship with a contaminant separation device: A ship comprises a bilge water sump collecting bilge water and contaminants. A first contaminant separation device is provided comprising a conveyor arrangement with an endless belt comprising adsorbing/absorbing material. The conveyor arrangement has a first portion submergible into the bilge water and contaminants in the bilge water sump, and... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100213133 - Enrichment process for a pgm-metals containing stream: The invention provides an enrichment process for a PGM-group metals containing stream, said process including the steps of contacting activated carbon particles with a PGM-rich stream by contacting the stream with a batch of the particles on a continuous basis, whereby at least some of the PGM-group metals are adsorbed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100213134 - Ion exchange apparatus having increased efficiency: An embodiment of the inventive apparatus comprises a conical, elliptical or dish bottom vessel with bottom flow strainers containing a combination of a layer of anthracite particles covering the strainers and acting as a flow dispersion layer and an ion exchange bed to remove ionic contaminants from water. In an... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100213135 - Method and system for removal of inorganic anionic pollutants from contaminated water: There is provided a method or a system for obtaining an aqueous solution substantially free of inorganic anionic pollutants selected from perchlorate, cyanide or chromate present therein, comprising contacting the aqueous solution containing said pollutants with a complex comprising micelles of an organic cation adsorbed on clay for removal of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100213136 - Apparatus for moving magnetic particles: The invention provides an apparatus for moving magnetic particles in a liquid medium, a system comprising an apparatus, a method for moving magnetic particles and a method for moving and for fixing the magnetic particles. The apparatus comprises a first magnetic means generating a first magnetic field, the apparatus further... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100213137 - Sludge thickening device and sludge thickening method: [Solving Means] A differential rate rotary thickener; a power detector which is disposed in a sludge receiver tank for thickened sludge thickened in the differential rate rotary thickener; a discriminator which receives an electric signal for a thickened sludge concentration detected by the power detector and which calculates and discriminate... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100213138 - Water-purifying apparatus generating anions and processing method thereof: Water-purifying apparatus which generates anions and processing method thereof, which activates water through generating anions to obtain good quality purified water corresponding to pure life-giving water. Raw water introduced into the water-purifying apparatus is introduced into an inflow pipe formed in a zigzag shape and rotating units are rotated by... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20100213140 - Disposable strainers for pop-up and basin drains: A disposable drain strainer for a pop-up and basin drain includes a top opening to accommodate the upward position of the pop-up drain stopper during drainage of the basin/sink or bathtub. The disposable drain strainer has a strainer portion, a ring portion, and at least one adjustable leg. The strainer... Agent: Ernest D. Buff Ernest D. Buff And Associates, LLC.

20100213139 - Segmented filter system for a deep fryer: The present disclosure provides a segmented filter system for a deep fryer. The filter system includes a first filtering segment for removing large debris out of the flow of oil through the fryer. The filtered oil then flows through a second filtering segment, whereby most smaller debris is removed from... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100213141 - Suspension liquid extraction apparatus and method: The present invention relates to an apparatus for removing liquid from a suspension. More particularly, the present invention relates to a filtration apparatus using vacuum pressure, compressed air and radiant heat to facilitate extraction of water from a suspension and an air flow within the vacuum chamber to remove the... Agent: James C. Eaves Jr. Greenebaum Doll & Mcdonald PLLC

20100213142 - Lime mud vacuum filter washing system and method: A method to clean a drum of a vacuum dryer including: rotating the drum about an axis in a first direction to form the cake of material on the drum as it moves through a vat of the material, wherein an outer layer of the cake is a precoat layer... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100213143 - Apparatus for inhibiting fines carryover: Apparatus for inhibiting fines carryover in the form of a settlement tank comprising: a filter which divides the tank into upper and lower portions; a fluid inlet in the lower portion for admitting into the tank a fluid with entrained solids; and a fluid outlet in the upper portion through... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20100213144 - Nozzle assembly for separating hydrocarbon emulsions and methods of separating hydrocarbon emulsions: A nozzle assembly and related methods for separating hydrocarbon emulsions in a fluid is provided. The nozzle assembly comprises an impingement plate into which hydrocarbon emulsions are ejected causing large emulsion particles in the fluid to be broken apart upon impact with the plate, thus allowing the various constituent components... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100206785 - Cart and installation for treating biological liquid: P

20100206784 - Extracorporeal fluid circuit and related components: A vent assembly is described for use in an extracorporeal fluid unit. A vent structure adjacent to a micro-porous membrane forms the assembly. The vent structure is porous and changes color when the vent structure becomes wet, thereby providing a visual indication that the vent structure has been exposed to... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100206786 - Solid separation system: An aggregating agent injector (12) employs water currents generated by a raw water pump (10) to have flowing raw water undergo injection of an aggregating agent for aggregation of solids in raw water to form flocs, a first stirrer (13) works, as raw water inflows with the aggregating agent injected... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100206787 - Control of oxidation processes in ultraviolet liquid treatment systems: Embodiments of the invention include a system and a method of monitoring in real-time, using a close loop feed-back configuration, the concentration of an active chemical substance, such as an oxidizing agent, in a water treatment system combining oxidation processes and enhanced by ultraviolet light.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100206788 - System and method for chlorine generation and distribution: A system and method is disclosed for chlorine generation and distribution for the treatment of a pool, spa, body of water, or other water system.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100206789 - Dehydrator: Provided is a dehydrator that requires no excessively large apparatus structure and achieves cost-saving while maintaining suction efficiency at a desired level by use of suction means. A dehydrator 100 for separating water from a target liquid 13 includes at least two water separation membrane units 1a and 1b which... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100206790 - Stormwater treatment system with flow distribution overflow/bypass tray: A stormwater treatment system, including a treatment container for treating stormwater through a bioretention mechanism. The treatment chamber includes an overflow/bypass system, including a flow distribution tray or flume that includes a distribution compartment or channel, an overflow dam or weir, and an overflow/bypass compartment. The stormwater distribution compartment or... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100206791 - Apartment-shaped anaerobic digester for producing biogas: Disclosed herein is an anaerobic digester. More specifically, disclosed is an apartment-shaped anaerobic digester configured to include a first input reactor 3 into which livestock wastewater or food waste (hereinafter, ‘inflow’) is introduced; a second input reactor 4 into which the inflow passing through the first input reactor is introduced;... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100206792 - Above-curb emitter: An above-curb emitter for directing water away from a landscaped area having a curb or other obstruction at the edge thereof in a manner that prevents water from pooling on the landscaped area. The emitter comprises a body member having an inlet at the bottom end thereof, one or more... Agent: Richard A. Ryan Attorney At Law

20100206793 - Suction filter and fuel supply device: A suction filter may comprise a bag-shaped filter member and a passage member. The passage member is disposed in an internal space of the filter member. The passage member has a fuel passage and a plurality of openings, and guides fuel from the internal space to the outside of the... Agent: J-tek Law PLLC

20100206795 - Distributor for domestic water filters: A generally cylindrical hub with a vertical axis has a bottom and a top and a side wall. The side wall has a plurality of circumferentially spaced radial extending minor cavities. The top has an axial aperture forming a major cavity. A vertically extending hollow cylindrical tube has a lower... Agent: Michael J. Colitz, Jr.

20100206796 - Filter device for fluids, particularly hydraulic fluids, lubricating oils, and fuels: The invention relates to a filter device for fluids, particularly hydraulic or lubricating oils, having a filter element (1) comprising at least one inflow region (5) for a fluid to be cleaned, characterized in that an adapter element (7) covering the inflow region (5) and forming a trap device for... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20100206794 - Melt filter: A melt filter, for the purification of plastic melts, particularly dispensed from extruders, comprises a housing (1) with a melt channel (10), connecting a melt inlet (7) to a melt outlet (9), with a sieve disc (5), which may be rotated by a motorised ratchet drive provided in the melt... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100206797 - Superficially porous particles and methods of making and using same: Disclosed are porous-shell particles, methods of making the particles, and uses thereof. In one aspect, the porous-shell particles are superficially porous particles.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100206798 - Method and apparatus for preparing platelet rich plasma and concentrates thereof: The PRP separator-concentrator of this invention is suitable for office use or emergency use for trauma victims. The PRP separator comprises a motorized centrifugal separation assembly, and a concentrator assembly. The centrifugal separator assembly comprises a centrifugal drum separator that includes an erythrocyte capture module and a motor having a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100206799 - Liquid filter: The fluid treatment system of the present invention includes a liquid filtering method and apparatus. Generally, the liquid filtering apparatus has a housing with at least one inlet, at least one outlet, and an internal chamber extending therebetween such that the at least one inlet and the at least one... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100206800 - Water separator, in particular for fuel supply systems of internal combustion engines in motor vehicles: A water separator for a fuel supply system of an internal combustion engine has a housing with an inlet and an outlet for fuel and further has a separating chamber and a collecting chamber for collecting water. The separating chamber is arranged above the collecting chamber. A separating element is... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100206801 - Filtering basket for fibres in water dispersion: The invention is a filtering basket for fibres in water dispersion, comprising a plurality of profiled bars arranged side by side to define a tubular structure with the inner lateral surface provided with a plurality of longitudinal slots that define a filtering surface; two or more annular elements coaxial to... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100206802 - Welded structure of synthetic resin mesh, woven fabric, knitted fabric, and non-woven cloth; fuel filter body; and welding method: Two or more sheets of one or more kinds of thermally weldable synthetic resin mesh, woven fabric, knitted fabric, and non-woven cloth are overlaid, and each of the overlaid sheets is welded together so that a prescribed protuberance of molten resin produced when press-welding along the welded part is formed... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100206803 - Multi-layer, fluid transmissive fiber structures containing nanofibers and a method of manufacturing such structures: A multi-layer, fluid transmissive structure is provided that comprises first and second fiber layers each comprising a plurality of polymeric fibers bonded to each other at spaced apart contact points. The polymeric fibers of these fiber layers have diameters greater than one micron and collectively define interconnected interstitial spaces providing... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100206804 - Nonwoven material with particle filler: A ply includes a fibrous nonwoven web fabric forming a foundational structure, wherein the foundational structure includes fibers forming first pores and is partially filled with particles, wherein the particles at least partially fill the first pores so as to form regions filled with particles, wherein the particles in the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100206805 - Hollow-fiber membrane assembly having the function of preventing the membrane filaments from cracking: A hollow-fiber membrane assembly having the function of preventing the membrane filaments from cracking, which comprises: hollow-fiber membrane filaments (1), protective film(s) (2) and fastening material (3), wherein the protective film (2) enwraps the outside of the hollow-fiber membrane filament(s) (1) near the end head (5), and a portion of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100206806 - Hydrophilic porous substrates: Hydrophilic porous substrates, methods of making hydrophilic porous substrates from hydrophobic polymers are disclosed.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100206807 - Municipal septic tank biogas collection system and method: A biogas collection system and method for collecting and utilizing biogas that is produced as a byproduct of anaerobic digestion in a wastewater treatment system having one or more wastewater sources. The biogas collection system comprises an interceptor or septic tank hydraulically connected to the wastewater sources to receive wastewater... Agent: Richard A. Ryan Attorney At Law

20100206808 - Activated sludge material, method for reducing excess sludge production in bioreactor, and method of controlling bioreactor: Excess sludge production in a bioreactor of a wastewater treatment plant in which excess sludge is being produced is reduced by adding an activated sludge material having a chitinase specific activity of at least 150 Units/g-MLSS and a pectinase specific activity of at least 120 Units/g-MLSS to the bioreactor. After... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100206809 - Method and apparatus for treating organic matter-containing water: There are provided a method and an apparatus for treating organic matter-containing water, the method and apparatus being capable of inhibiting the multiplication of microorganisms in an activated carbon column and a reverse osmosis membrane separator and performing stable treatment over long periods of time in a process including active... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100206810 - Fluid treatment elements and fluid treatment arrangements with spaces between fluid treatment elements and methods for making and using them: Fluid treatment arrangements 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 a composite... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100206811 - Polymeric membranes incorporating nanotubes: The present invention relates to semipermeable membranes with nanotubes dispersed therein, and the methods of preparing the same.... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20100206812 - High efficiency separations method and apparatus: The invention concerns separation methods and systems comprising a continuous chromatographic simulated moving bed integrated with vapor compression distillation to create a high efficiency separations platform applicable to a broad range of separation functions.... Agent: Joseph M Kobzeff

20100206813 - Quick disconnect liquid chromatograph columns: A chromatography column and method for use in a liquid chromatography process includes a telescoping chromatography and piston tubes, with the piston tube having a porous layer partially obstructing flow therethrough. A chromatography clamp is selectively movable between open and closed positions, and configured to extend substantially 360 degrees about... Agent: Richard L. Sampson Sampson & Associates. P.C.

20100206814 - System and method for selectively removing ions from acidic solutions: A system for selectively removing at least one undesirable ion from an acidic solution including a tank receiving the acidic solution, a chiller in fluid communication with the tank, the chiller being configured to reduce a temperature of the acidic solution, and an ion exchanger in fluid communication with the... Agent: Thompson Hine LLP

20100206815 - Method and apparatus for disinfecting hot water: A method for disinfecting hot water, in recirculating systems, includes producing monochloramine directly in hot water, at a temperature higher than 30° C. in a hot water circulating system The method is implemented by an apparatus for disinfecting hot water, in recirculating systems, having a main hot water circuit, one... Agent: R. Neil Sudol

20100206816 - Separating sand from fluids produced by a well: A settling system may be used to separate and/or remove solid particles, such as sand, from fluids produced by wells. The container of the settling system may be cleaned without need for manned-entry.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100206817 - Portable settling and dewatering tank: A settling tank for dewatering a thin slurry is provided in a lined portable container and with a disposable filtering means. A novel method of processing the slurry by settlement of the solid phase and removal of the liquid phase in cycles avoids the clogging of the filtering means. The... Agent: Lawrence E. Lambelet Jr.

20100206818 - Ultrasonic filtration for cmp slurry: The present invention relates to semiconductor processing. In particular, it relates to a tunable ultrasonic filter and a method of using the same for more effective separation of large particles from slurry. In one embodiment a standing wave is produced in the filter and large particles are accumulated at the... Agent: HorizonIPPte Ltd

20100206820 - Fluid treatment arrangements with sets of fluid treatment elements and methods for making and using them: Fluid treatment arrangements having at least first and second radially displaced sets (12,13) of fluid treatment elements and methods for making and using them 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 of... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100206819 - Fluid treatment elements and fluid treatment arrangements with fluid treatment elements having uneven surfaces and methods for making and using them: Fluid treatment arrangements and elements and methods for making and using fluid treatment arrangements and elements 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. The disk-shaped body may have... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100206821 - Process for purifying removal of a chemical target compound from a suspension of crystals thereof in mother liquor: A process for purifying removal of a chemical target compound from a suspension of crystals thereof in mother liquor in a wash column with forced transport of the crystal bed from the top downward, in which crystals are removed from the lower end of the crystal bed with a rotating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100206822 - Process and device for the separation of oil/water mixtures: The invention describes a process for the separation of an oil/water mixture into an oil rich phase and a water rich phase using an inline separation device, an inlet, a vortex generating chamber, a central separation chamber, and an outlet and providing an oil rich phase discharge pipe and a... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20100206823 - Tertiary filter: A filter cloth of long pile fiber bundles is used as a tertiary filter in a wastewater processing method. The filter may be backwashed by a rotating suction head which does not touch the filter cloth. A combination of countercurrent and horizontal flow dislodges entrained solids from the filter cloth.... Agent: Novak, Druce & Quigg LLP

08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100200475 - Waste water treatment system using distribution manifold: The waste water treatment system using a distribution manifold comprises a source water storing tank for storing waste water; a drum screen which filters the source water inputted from the source water storing tank through a first transfer pump P1 and eliminates foreign substances of above 0.5 mm; a pH... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100200476 - Wastewater treatment apparatus: A wastewater treatment apparatus is provided with a wastewater tank for storing wastewater to be treated; a combustion pot for heating the wastewater supplied from the wastewater tank; a dust collector for collecting any dust generated in the combustion pot; a chiller for cooling the steam generated in the combustion... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100200477 - Apparatus for treating a waste stream: An integrated unit operations for the treatment of a waste stream, such as spent caustic, is provided in a single vertical vessel having at least three separate zones: a mixing, a settling, and a mass transfer zone.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100200478 - Filtering device for filtering water and liquids in general: A filtering device for filtering water and liquids in general comprises a first reservoir for collecting the water to be filtered, a second reservoir for collecting the filtered water, which reservoir is supplied by falling from the first reservoir, a conduit which extends from the first reservoir into the second... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20100200479 - Molten plastic material filtration apparatus: A molten plastic material filtration apparatus includes a shell, which has a cavity, and a feed channel, an outfeed channel and a cleaning channel respectively disposed in communication between the cavity and the space outside the shell, a filter mounted in the cavity of the shell and rotatable relative to... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100200480 - Elevated swale for treatment of contaminated stormwater: An elevated swale comprising a porous and water-permeable interior zone, a permeable and compressible exterior shell, and vertically oriented cylindrical inserts. The exterior shell surrounds the interior zone, and the cylindrical inserts are placed within cylindrical cavities that are cut vertically into the interior zone. In an alternate embodiment, the... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease

20100200481 - Membrane filter unit: A membrane filter unit that ensures the durability of hollow fiber membrane module through prevention of, in activated sludge treatment, bundling of porous hollow fiber membranes of the hollow fiber membrane module by hair, fiber, paper piece, etc. contained in wastewater or entwining or getting stuck thereof between hollow fiber... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20100200482 - Rain water collection system components and method of fabrication: Non-limiting embodiments disclosed herein include components of a rain water collection system and methods of fabricating the components. The disclosed components include a down spout interface bladder and a rain water holding device. Also disclosed are a method of fabricating a down spout interface bladder and a method of fabricating... Agent: Robert R. Richardson, P.s.

20100200483 - Rotary brush screen at an overflow sill of a rainwater relief system: In a rotary brush screen at an overflow sill of a rainwater relief system, comprising screen bars extending transverse to the overflow sill and strippers engaging in the screen bars in a comb-like manner, the strippers are put into a curvilinearly extending, circling movement via a crank drive in accordance... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20100200484 - Grey water treatment system: A grey water treatment system for use in conjunction with a water softener, including a grey water holding tank including a first inlet configured to receive grey water and a second inlet configured to receive spent brine from the water softener. The spent brine is mixed with the grey water... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100200485 - Filter device with a heater: Disclosed is a filter device (10), particularly a liquid filter, comprising a filter element (16) that is disposed in a filter housing (12, 14) and a heater (28) for heating medium flowing through the filter device (10). The inventive filter device (10) is characterized in that the heater (28) is... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100200486 - Device and method for treating a medical fluid and medical cassette: The present invention relates to an apparatus for treating a medical liquid which includes a treatment machine having a coupling surface, with a cassette made of a hard part having liquid-conducting passages which are covered by a flexible film being able to be coupled to the coupling surface of the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100200487 - System for water treatment: A system for treating feedwater to remove contaminants therefrom, the system comprising at least one high shear mixing device comprising at least one generator comprising a rotor and a stator separated by a shear gap, wherein the shear gap is the minimum distance between the rotor and the stator, and... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100200488 - Cells and connecting channels for centrifugal partition chromatography devices: s

20100200489 - Pressure filter type water kettle: A pressure filter type water kettle includes a kettle body for holding water, a pressure device holder mounted in the kettle body to close the top open side of the kettle body, a filter fastened to the bottom side of the pressure device holder and dipped in water in the... Agent: Jackson Ipg PLLC

20100200490 - Filter with localized flow attachment and filter head: A fluid filter device is described, where a flow attachment member provides a unique interface between the filtering element and a filter head. The fluid filter described herein generally provides a flow structure that is localized and sealed. The flow attachment member is configured to communicate fluid into and out... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100200491 - Solid phase extraction disk and method of manufacture: Solid phase extraction (SPE) disks may be manufactured by providing a suspension comprising glass microfibers and a suspension comprising one or more sorbents and forming a disk by combining the suspensions or by layering the suspensions. This may be followed by a drying procedure to create the finished disk. A... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100200492 - Assembly process and method of sealing for fluid filters: A fluid filter for a fluid circulation system having a filter mount, the fluid filter having: a housing; a filter element disposed within the housing; a tapping plate secured to the housing, the tapping plate defining a fluid inlet path for fluid to be filtered by the filter element and... Agent: Honeywell/cantor Colburn Patent Services

20100200493 - Process of forming multilayered structures: The present invention provides for a method of producing an integral multilayered porous membrane by simultaneously co-casting a plurality of polymer solutions onto a support to form a multilayered liquid sheet and immersing the sheet into a liquid coagulation bath to effect phase separation and form a porous membrane. The... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100200494 - High-output solvent-based electrospinning: The present invention generally relates to solution electrospinning processes for fabricating fibers, to the fibers prepared thereby, and to non-woven webs, fabrics, porous composite filter media, and articles comprising the fibers.... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100200495 - Microbial fuel cell treatment of fuel process wastewater: The present invention is directed to a method for cleansing fuel processing effluent containing carbonaceous compounds and inorganic salts, the method comprising contacting the fuel processing effluent with an anode of a microbial fuel ell, the anode containing microbes thereon which oxidatively degrade one or more of the carbonaceous compounds... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC

20100200496 - Method and installation for biologically treating waste water: The invention relates to a method for biologically treating waste water, using a set of micro-organisms having different metabolic spectra, in order to eliminate carbon and nitrogen, even phosphorus. Some of the micro-organisms are fixed to mobile solid carriers (2) and form a fluidised fixed biomass. Some of the micro-organisms... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100200497 - Method for treating percolate water produced during dry fermentation: Method for treating percolate water produced during, dry fermentation employs the following steps: charging a plurality of first fermentation chambers (F 1-F 5) from a first percolate water container (P 1) during a first period; charging a further fermentation chamber (F 6) from a second percolate water container (P 2)... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20100200498 - Process for maximizing pha production in glycogen accumulating organisms: A process is provided for increasing the production of PHA in a mixed culture biomass. In a first stage of the process, organic material associated with a substrate is converted to volatile fatty acids. In the case of a wastewater treatment process, if the wastewater includes sufficient volatile fatty acids... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100200499 - method for enzymatic treatment of sludge in water purification: The present invention relates to a method for treatment of sludge in water purification, the method comprising the steps: providing an enzyme mixture comprising at least one enzyme capable of digesting natural polymeric materials; and adding the enzyme mixture and at least one chelating reagent, in optional order or simultaneously,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100200500 - Bubble-less gas delivery into liquid systems: A system for saturating a liquid with a gas followed by bubble-less delivery and mixing of the gas-saturated liquid into a gas-unsaturated liquid wherein a biological process is occurring. The system comprises a gas-saturation unit which controllably communicates with a bioreactor unit containing a gas-unsaturated liquid wherein a biological process... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

20100200501 - Green synthesis of nanometals using plant extracts and use thereof: The present invention relates to methods of making and using and compositions of metal nanoparticles formed by green chemistry synthetic techniques. For example, the present invention relates to metal nanoparticles formed with solutions of plant extracts and use of these metal nanoparticles in removing contaminants from soil and groundwater and... Agent: Venable LLP

20100200502 - Septic system remediation method and apparatus: A wastewater treatment apparatus for a wastewater treatment system that includes a septic tank with a lower sludge layer, an upper effluent layer, and a tank floor. The wastewater treatment apparatus includes a positive pressure pump that is configured to pump a fluid, and a tube that has an outlet... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100200503 - Cleaning method for simple filtration systems: A method of cleaning a permeable, hollow membrane (6) in an arrangement of the type wherein a pressure differential is applied across the wall of the permeable, hollow membrane (6) immersed in a liquid suspension provided in a vessel (5), said liquid suspension being applied to the outer surface of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100200505 - Membrane filter for water treatment: The invention relates to a membrane filter for water treatment, comprising a head piece including a permeate collecting chamber with a permeate outlet, and at least one fiber bundle made from capillary membranes, which are secured into the head piece with an end that is open towards the permeate collecting... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100200504 - Method and device for the purification of an aqueous fluid: A method and device for the cleaning of spiral wound membranes. In the device two or more spiral wound membranes are included in series in pressure tubes. The membranes are cleaned by longitudinal rinsing with water, in which a well-dissolvable gas has been dissolved. In the device for the purification... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100200506 - Flow balancing and synchronization system and method, especially for citrate: A renal failure therapy system includes a blood pump; a citrate pump; and a control unit configured to automatically control the blood pump and the citrate pump to achieve a citrate flowrate that is based on a blood flowrate, so that the flowrates are synchronized.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100200507 - Media for membrane ion exchange chromatography based on polymeric primary amines, sorption device containing that media, and chromatography scheme and purification method using the same: Media and devices, such as anion exchangers including such media, wherein the media is a membrane having a surface coated with a polymer such as a polyallylamine. The resulting membrane offers stronger binding of protein impurities and superior removal of host cell proteins from biological samples than conventional ligands based... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100200508 - Perchlorate ion trapping agent: The invention provides a heterocycle-substituted aromatic compound represented by the following Formula (I). In Formula (I), one of R2, R3, and R4 is Ry at a meta- or para-position with respect to Rx, R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 not including Ry each independently representing a hydrogen atom, a substituted... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100200509 - Method and device for sample preparation: The invention provides pipette tip extraction columns for the purification of a DNA vector from un-clarified cell lysate containing cell debris as well as methods for making and using such columns. The columns typically include a bed of extraction media positioned in the pipette tip column, above a bottom frit... Agent: Phynexus, Inc.

20100200510 - Process for the beneficiation of ores by means of hydrophobic surfaces: e

20100200511 - Apparatus and method for continuous separation of magnetic particles from non-magnetic fluids: An apparatus and method for continuous separation of magnetic particles from non-magnetic fluids including particular rods, magnetic fields and flow arrangements.... Agent: Barbara E. Johnson, Esq.

20100200512 - Mixed hydrophilic/hydrophobic fiber media for liquid-liquid coalescence: An immiscible lipophilic or hydrophilic liquid phase separated respectively from a continuous hydrophilic phase or a lipophilic phase liquid. Fibers having hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties are mixed, layered, etc., and formed into a filter. The separation mechanism involves capture of small droplets of the immiscible phase, coalescence of the small... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20100200513 - Surface separation system for separating fluids: The present application relates to a surface separation system used to separate fluids such as oil, gas, water, and/or sand slurry produced from a well. The separation system may include a pumping system, such as a horizontal pumping system (HPS), a separator, and flow control hardware. The separator system may... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions

20100200514 - Water treatment system for surface cleaning apparatus: The present invention relates generally to an environmentally sensitive mobile cleaning system, and more specifically relates to a closed loop water recirculation system for high or ultra-high pressure mobile cleaning apparatus. The system includes a water tank sized to contain an established volume of fluid sufficient to circulate through the... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100200515 - Treatment of the refinery wastewater by nano particles of tio2: The embodiments herein relate to a photocatalytic reactor system and photo-degrading method for eliminating organic and high molecular oil contaminant (or pollutants) from industrial wastewater. A more economical and stable titanium dioxide (TiO2) having a diameter of 21±10 nm is used as the photocatalyst. Method and system of present invention... Agent: Choobin & Choobin Consultancy L.l.c Barry Choobin

20100200516 - Concurrent disposal and consolidation of dredged sediment using horizontal drains and vacuum loading: For secure disposal of contaminated sediment, dredged sediment can be consolidated, concurrently as it is discharged to a disposal pond, using horizontal drains installed in the settled sediment and vacuum loading. Horizontal drains are connected to a vacuum pump via collector pipes and a header pipe. Vacuum pump operation consolidates... Agent: Daekyoo Hwang

20100200517 - Ozone-assisted fluid treatment system for a reservoir: The invention is an apparatus and method for treating fluid in a pool, spa, or water tank, etc., using ozone and treated air. A fluid filter is placed in an auxiliary reservoir or a smaller fluid tank located in or next to the pool, spa, or main water tank. An... Agent: Donald L. Bartels

20100200518 - Filter element, securing ring and method for filtering: The invention relates to a filter element for a press filter comprising first and second filtering means, each having at least one opening for the passage of a slurry to be filtered, and first and second connecting means for connecting the openings of the first and second filtering means. Each... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100200519 - Filters for selective removal of large particles from particle slurries: A method for removing the high particle size tail of the particle size distribution of a slurry while leaving desirable smaller particles in the slurry. The method involves providing a filter media having a first and second side and being formed of at least one sheet of a fabric that... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100200520 - Method and a device for the dewatering of a fibre suspension in a vertical elongate container formed of two endless wire bands: A fiber suspension is dewatered by being introduced from above into a container formed of a wider endless flexible wire band and a more slender endless flexible wire band, which mutually are lap joined at adjacent border parts, which carry a respective part of a coupling, the wider band being... Agent: Stiennon & Stiennon

20100200521 - Cyclonic separator and a method of separating fluids: A cyclonic separator for separating fluids comprises an inlet chamber (6) having means for inducing fluids flowing through the chamber to swirl around an axis, a cyclonic separation chamber (10) connected to receive fluids from the inlet chamber, and an outlet chamber (8) connected to receive fluids from the cyclonic... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100200522 - System and method for water treatment regeneration stage: Embodiments of the invention provide a method and system for providing a regeneration stage in a water treatment system. The method can include entering a first air bleed state to allow pressurized, deoxygenated air to exit the water treatment system, entering a second air bleed state to equalize a first... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

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20100193413 - Device for monitoring water for microbial germs: A device for continuously, periodically monitoring water for microbial germs, comprising a reactor and at least one reagent feed line into the reactor and at least one metering device for reagents as well as at least one measuring device for detecting the presence of microorganisms, wherein the reactor comprises a... Agent: Design Ip, P.C.

20100193414 - Particle collector for a dynamic cyclone, and systems comprising the same: A particle collector for a dynamic cyclone placed on the ocean bottom for separation of particles in a fluid is described, where the dynamic cyclone comprises a tank (2) which is equipped with an upper inlet opening (25) and an upper and lower outlet opening (26, 32) for outflow of... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100193415 - Fuel filtration device and fuel supply system including the device: A fuel filtration device includes a first filter normally used to filter foreign substances in fuel, a second filter used to filter foreign substances in fuel only in a state where a degree of clogging of the first filter is larger than a predetermined level, and a regulating device for... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100193416 - Non-biological removal and recovery of nutrients from waste: An integrated process that includes liquid-solids separation and filtration system that treats swine or dairy feeding operations residual waste (manure flushwaters) for recovery of solid and dissolved nutrients for reuse and recycling of water from these wastes for a variety of uses. The system includes a coarse liquid/solids system to... Agent: Jeffery M. Lillywhite, PC

20100193417 - Exchangeable filter: The invention concerns of exchangeable filter (10) with a cup (11) and a cover (12). Within the cup (11) a filter element (13) for purifying liquid, in particular lubricant oil, is arranged. The cover comprises an outer contour (16, 17, 18), to which the upper area of the cup (11)... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100193418 - Storm water treatment system, modular drain vault, tube cleaning tool and methods: Methods, systems, drain vaults, and tools are employed to treat storm water runoff from a watershed. The methods and system may include multiple drain vaults that function to receive and allow quiescence of the water so that laminate flow may be achieved between adjacent vaults. The drain vaults may be... Agent: Connors Associates

20100193419 - Normal-pressure plasma-based apparatus for processing waste water by mixing the waste water with working gas: There is disclosed a normal-pressure plasma-based apparatus for processing waste water by mixing the waste water with working gas. The apparatus includes a waste water supply, a gas supply, a plasma-based processing unit connected to both of the waste water supply and the gas supply, a reservoir connected to the... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100193420 - Submersible filter system for stock tanks and ornamental ponds: The invention is directed to a filter system for ornamental ponds and stock tanks that has a housing defining an internal chamber. A number of feet are located on a lower flat surface of the housing, which hold the housing off of the bottom of the pond. A filter slot... Agent: Law Office Of Dale B. Halling

20100193421 - Fluid treatment system: In one of its aspects, the present invention relates to a fluid treatment system comprising: an inlet; an outlet; a fluid treatment zone disposed between the inlet and the outlet. The fluid treatment zone: (i) comprises a first wall surface and a second wall surface opposed to the first wall... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20100193422 - Air or water filtration and remediation system: A multi-stage air and water filtration and remediation system is described that can destroy, neutralize, or otherwise facilitate the elimination of many types of microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans, and so forth), hazardous chemicals (e.g., heavy metals, radioactive species, poisonous gases, hormones, and so forth), and other harmful substances... Agent: SmirmanIPLaw, PLLC

20100193423 - Dual surface density baffle for clarifier tank: A baffle system for use in a clarifier tank, having a tank bottom and a periphery and a substantially vertical peripheral wall bounding the interior of the tank, has a plurality of baffles mounted on the peripheral wall of the clarifier tank, each baffle has an upper baffle surface with... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20100193424 - Capillary membrane filter with manually activated backwash pump: Apparatus for filtration of contaminated water, characterised in that the apparatus is provided with a housing (1) which, when oriented for proper use, comprises—a contaminated water inlet (2) and a drain (8, 13),—a water filter in the housing, the filter comprising capillary membranes (3) embedded in a sealant at their... Agent: James C. Wray

20100193425 - Crossflow pressure liquid filtration with ultrasonic enhancement: Methods and apparatus for increasing the duration of uninterrupted filtering flow by using crossflow filtration and ultrasonic energy in difficult to filter process liquids (e.g. of the kind having (1) a carrier liquid, (2) coalescing solids particles which tend to adhere and bridge filter element gaps sized substantially larger than... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100193426 - Filter system: The present invention relates to a filter system (1) for removing impurities from a fluid, having a filter housing (2) enclosing a housing interior (3), and having at least one cylindrical filter body (9) provided in the filter housing (2), said filter body separating an uncleaned space (10) from a... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100193427 - Filtration element having a variable density sidewall: A filter made of specifically arranged filaments. The filter has an upstream side where fluid enters and a downstream side where fluid exits. The filaments are greatest in diameter near the upstream side wherein the filaments continuously and gradually decrease in thickness toward the downstream side. The pores or spaces... Agent: Botkin & Hall, LLP

20100193428 - Support for separation membrane, and method for production thereof: A support for a separation membrane includes a long-fiber nonwoven fabric composed of thermoplastic continuous filaments.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100193429 - Method and apparatus to reduce wastewater treatment plant footprints and costs: A method and apparatus for reducing the footprint of chemical/mechanical/biological wastewater treatment facilities employing sulfur dioxide disinfection and chemical dewatering of solids in conjunction with an environmental biological systems for treating the separated treated wastewater.... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20100193430 - Systems and methods for treating oil, fat and grease in collection systems: The present invention relates to apparatus, methods, and applications for treating wastewater collection systems contaminated with fats, oils and grease (FOG), such as wet wells, transfer or lift stations, or main sewer lines, and more particularly to biological processes for removing the FOG from wastewater. This invention further relates to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100193431 - Nitrite type nitrification-reactive sludge, production method therefor, production apparatus therefor, and waste water treatment method and waste water treatment apparatus: A method for producing a nitrite type nitrification-reactive sludge includes the step of subjecting an activated sludge to alkali treatment so that the pH of the activated sludge containing at least the ammonium oxidizing bacteria and nitrite oxidizing bacteria can be 10 or higher, in order to accumulate ammonium oxidizing... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100193432 - Digesting and continuously self-cleaning aquarium filter: A method and system for filtering water in aquarium tanks comprising: a macerating/comminuting chamber with a continuously self-cleaning screen covering the discharge outlet that only allows, optimally sized, easily digestible, organic material to pass out of the macerating/comminuting chamber and into an, optionally self-cleaning, media containing denitrifying microbes. There are... Agent: Martin Allen Mcfarland

20100193433 - Vertical land-based bioreactor: A bioreactor for treating a liquid comprises a container having a vertical wall portion with at least one inlet port and at least one outlet port. The bioreactor also comprises a media support platform securely disposed inside the container at a position below the inlet and outlet ports, and substantially... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20100193434 - Countercurrent tangential chromatography methods, systems, and apparatus: This invention relates to a breakthrough in the art of chromatography allowing 1) larger scale of operation; 2) faster processing time; 3) disposability; 4) reduction of media/resin expenses; and 5) a reduction of capital equipment investment. In this invention, the chromatography column is replaced by a module that consists of... Agent: American Pioneer Ventures Attn: Daniar Hussain

20100193435 - Method for the filtration of a fluid: A method for the filtration of a fluid applying a certain preferred setting of one or more process parameters (e.g. a minimal concentration of coagulants) while maintaining desirable process performance by regulating the initial filtration resistance. This is achieved by a feedback controller. Applying the invention on in-line coagulation during... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100193436 - Pre-treatment reverse osmosis water recovery method for brine retentate metals removal: A pre-treatment method for cleaning and maintaining reverse osmosis membrane filters by injecting sulfurous acid into waters with suspended solids in a liquid fraction to be filtered to form sulfurous acid (H2SO3) to acid leach heavy metals into the liquid fraction, reduce alkalinity and mineral scaling, add sufficient SO2 as... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20100193437 - Fluid treatment elements and fluid treatment arrangements with fluid treatment elements having different fluid treatement characteristics and methods for making and using them: Fluid treatment arrangements and elements and methods for making and using fluid treatment arrangements and elements 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. At least two and as... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100193438 - Ceramic porous membrane and ceramic filter: There are disclosed a ceramic porous membrane formed with less membrane formation times and having less defects, a small and uniform thickness and a high flux, and a ceramic filter. A silica membrane is formed on a titania UF membrane as an ultrafiltration membrane (a UF membrane) formed on a... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100193441 - Chromatography column with pack, unpack, and clean-in-place features: A preparative chromatography column is equipped with one or more valves that can each be used to both inject a column packing into the column or withdraw used packing from the column, in addition to cleaning the supply and discharge lines associated with the valve itself, all by moving a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100193439 - Quick disconnect liquid chromatograph columns: A chromatography column comprising a chromatography tube, a piston tube with a porous obstruction that inhibits the movement of particle solids therethrough, and a quick connect/disconnect clamp for use in coupling the chromatography tube to the piston tube. This column is for use in a liquid chromatography process where fluid... Agent: Richard L. Sampson Sampson & Associates, P.C.

20100193440 - Use of a chromatography substrate for reducing the amount of adamts13 in a solution derived from plasma: An ion-exchange chromatography support for reducing the ADAMTS13 amount present in a plasma-derived solution containing human von Willebrand factor. The support includes a large-pore, vinyl polymer-type resin bearing DEAE groups, and a buffer including trisodium citrate, sodium chloride, calcium chloride, glycine and lysine.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100193442 - Fluidized bed method and apparatus: In a fluidized bed method and apparatus for stimulating reaction between a particulate reactant material and a fluid flowing through the reactant material, the incidence of coalescing of particles of the reactant material is reduced by mixing the particulate material with a particulate abrasive.... Agent: Stuart Wilkinson

20100193443 - Total organic carbon (toc) reduction in brine via chlorinolysis: A plurality of stages is employed to reduce the total organic carbon (TOC) content of a brine by-product stream to produce a recyclable brine stream having a TOC content of less than about 10 ppm. In a first stage treatment, a brine by-product stream may be subjected to chlorinolysis at... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100193444 - Water softener regeneration: A new process for ion exchange softening of water used in Once-Through Steam Generators (OTSGs) by recovering and using the salt content of the blowdown water from the OTSG to regenerate the softener resin is provided, thus eliminating the cost for commercial regenerant salt that would otherwise be needed. Further,... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100193445 - Foaming of liquids: Methods and systems for processing of liquids using compressed gases or compressed air are disclosed. In addition, methods and systems for mixing of liquids are disclosed.... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.

20100193446 - Down hole separator and fast flow oil shimmer: A separation unit for separating oil from oily water has a first oil to water ratio and the separation unit comprises a body which defines an inner chamber and which has a first end-wall and an opposite second end-wall and first and second side-walls that extend between the first end-wall... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP

20100193448 - Enhanced water treatment for reclamation of waste fluids and increased efficiency treatment of potable waters: Disclosed is a process for reclamation of waste fluids. A conditioning container is employed for receipt of waste material on a continuous flow for treatment within the container by immersible transducers producing ultrasonic acoustic waves in combination with a high level of injected ozone. The treated material exhibits superior separation... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100193447 - Subsurface wave power generation water purification systems and methods: A subsurface wave action harnessing system includes a seabed mounting plate adapted for securing to a seabed, a wing having generally opposed first and second wing surfaces extending between a first and second wing ends, the second wing end being pivotably mounted to the seabed mounting plate such that pivoting... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20100193449 - Materials and methods for removing arsenic from water: A method of purifying water comprises contacting the water with a quaternary oxide while exposing the quaternary oxide to visible light, the quaternary oxide containing a dopant metal, a dopant nonmetal, titanium, and oxygen. The atomic ratio of titanium, oxygen and dopant nonmetal is 1:0.5-1.99:0.01-1.5.... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC

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