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Liquid purification or separation September class, title,number 09/10

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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100243542 - Apparatus and process for treating an aqueous solution containing biological contaminants: Process, apparatus and article for treating an aqueous solution containing biological contaminants. The process includes contacting an aqueous solution containing a biological contaminant with an aggregate composition comprising an insoluble rare earth-containing compound to form a solution depleted of active biological contaminants. The aggregate includes more than 10.01% by weight... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100243543 - Medical connector able to connect specific medical tube and input port: A medical connector (18) has a visual signal (67) formed by a coloured screen- applied band arranged on a bolt (63). In a correct engaged position of the bolt (63) with an external element, the signal is visible. In an incorrect engaged position, the part of the bolt (63) bearing... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100243544 - Sewage treatment apparatus and sewage reuse system: The present patent aims to control a water storing quantity of reuse water which is stored by a sewage treatment apparatus of a satellite treatment plant. The sewage treatment apparatus of the present invention comprises: a membrane separation active-sludge treating section which performs a biological treatment on a part of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100243545 - Positive displacement motor and pumping apparatus: A pressure driven apparatus comprising a housing, at least one flexible membrane located within the housing so as to divide the interior of the housing into a plurality of chambers, one or more inlets through which a pressurised fluid enters the housing and one or more outlets through which the... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.

20100243546 - Back-water trap for a floor drain system: A back-water trap unit comprises a housing having an outer perimetric wall sealed to a base to define an enclosure, and a removable housing cover comprising inlet apertures. An interior wall, shorter than the housing wall, is sealed to the base to define an inner compartment and an outer compartment... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100243547 - Reservoir water filtration system: A system for reuse of water stored in a reservoir by transfer of initially filtered water from the reservoir to a vertically stacked filtration system located onshore. A flexible filter screened, porous feeder line housed within a perforated carrier pipe extends into the reservoir and is supported above the bottom... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100243548 - Seawater filter: A seawater filter is disclosed. A driving unit is disposed on a main body and penetrates into the accommodating space thereof with a rotating axis. The rotating axis is provided with pumping fans, centrifugal fans, and pressurizing fans. A floating object is interposed between the driving unit and the main... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20100243549 - Pervaporation assembly: The invention is a pervaporation process and pervaporation equipment, using a series of membrane modules, and including inter-module reheating of the feed solution under treatment. The inter-module heating is achieved within the tube or vessel in which the modules are housed, thereby avoiding the need to repeatedly extract the feed... Agent: Membrane Technology And Research Inc.

20100243550 - Gravitational filter and liquid purification device: A system, that may be portable, for purifying liquid flowing gravitationally from a source/reservoir into a purified liquid receptacle is described. The system includes a housing with a generally horizontal filtering space. More than one liquid inlet disposed at a top portion of the filter is provided as well as... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100243551 - Modular assemblies of filter systems: Modular assemblies of filtering systems provide options for installing any number of filter elements in parallel arrangement. The assemblies may be formed by coupling together and placing at least two modular manifold parts on a mounting bracket, and engaging a mounting ring, which is slideably engaged about a sidewall that... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100243552 - Membrane cartridge in immersion type membrane separation apparatus: [Solving Means] In a membrane cartridge A in an immersion type membrane separation apparatus, selvages 3 larger in thickness than a membrane cartridge main body 1 are formed at both sides of the membrane cartridge A, and a header forming part 4 is formed on one selvage 3, and a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100243553 - Device for treating rain water: The invention relates to a device for treating rain water that comprises a housing (4) adapted to be vertically inserted into a dump-separator (1), said dump-separator (1) including a water inlet (2) and a water outlet (12), characterized in that a portion of the side wall of the housing (4)... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100243554 - Fluid filter assembly: Some embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a fluid filter assembly including an outer filter element having a hollow core and an inner filter element having a hollow core. The inner filter element can be positioned within the hollow core of the outer filter element, thereby defining an internal... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20100243555 - Membrane element in immersion type membrane separation apparatus: [Solving Means] The membrane element A is composed of a filtration chamber forming part C arrayed by dividing filtration chambers into a plurality in a vertical direction, water collecting transverse groove forming parts B forming transverse grooves 4 for collecting filtered water from each filtration chamber in a lateral direction... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100243557 - Alumina porous body and method of producing the same: An alumina porous body has a porosity of 15 to 45% and an average pore size of 2 to 15 μm includes 5 to 30 mass % of titanium oxide and at least one element selected from the group consisting of copper, manganese, calcium, and strontium, the total content of... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100243556 - High-throughput asymmetric membrane: A microporous asymmetrical membrane formed of one or more layers wherein the “tight” side of the membrane has an “opened” face or otherwise highly-porous reticulated surface is described. The microporous asymmetrical membrane has high throughput and high flux, even when used for filtering viscous materials, such as serum or plasma.... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20100243558 - Maintaining activated sludge in suspension: A method of suspending bio-solids in an activated sludge during wastewater treatment in an activated sludge system is provided. In one example embodiment, the method may include treating the activated sludge under anaerobic conditions and flowing the activated sludge through an open channel into a separation vessel. The bio-solids are... Agent: Patent Jurist

20100243559 - Method and apparatus of solid wastes automatic collection ductwork evacuation and comprehensive utilization: The method and apparatus of solid wastes automatic collection ductwork evacuation and comprehensive utilization contemplated to reach a facilitative dropping, quietly, effectively and automatically collecting, evacuating, transporting of all kinds of biodegradable solid waste, getting poly package-less uniform waste particle and jam for recycle that largely reduce the emission of... Agent: Zeguo Qiu

20100243560 - Biological filter for treating waste effluent: The invention concerns a filter whereof the reactor comprises: in its bottom part, an inlet for the effluents to be filtered and an outlet of oxygenated gas; in its upper part, an outlet for the filtered effluents; filtering means including media layers and an attached biomass, of density lower than... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100243561 - Local sewage processing unit, sewage treatment system, method of locally processing sewage and sewage treatment process: A local sewage processing unit is provided that receives sewage from a local source of sewage, extracts water from the received sewage that is suitable for re-use and includes a pump that is configured to pump sewage from a receiving section of the local sewage processing unit into a pressure... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100243562 - Wastewater treatment method: A wastewater treatment method for treating wastewater containing ammonium nitrogen, includes the steps of: charging an unacclimated denitrification carrier containing anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria into a treatment tank; charging an unacclimated nitrification carrier containing nitrifying bacteria into the treatment tank; acclimating the unacclimated denitrification carrier in the treatment tank under an... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100243563 - Process for remediating biofouling in water systems with virulent bacteriophage: Bacterial contamination of industrial water systems lead to biofouling by biofilms and corrosion from bacterial induced corrosion. This invention provides a method for control of fouling and contamination of industrial water systems caused by bacteria. Prevention or reduction of process interruptions and general contamination, fouling and corrosion is achieved by... Agent: Douglas Baldwin

20100243564 - System and method for monitoring an integrated system: A control system includes an estimator configured to determine a present state of a device and compare the present state of the device with an expected state of the device. The control system further includes a predictor operatively coupled to the estimator, and configured to predict an event for execution... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100243565 - Wastewater treatment method and wastewater treatment apparatus: A nitrification carrier having made nitrifying bacteria dominant therein and a denitrification carrier having made anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria dominant therein are mixed in a treatment tank. Both of a nitrification reaction with the nitrification carrier and a denitrification reaction with denitrification carrier are allowed to proceed in the treatment tank... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100243566 - Process for recovering products from fermentation: The present invention provides a process and an apparatus for transferring a solute from a first fluid to a second fluid immiscible in each other.... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20100243567 - Polymer membranes derived from aromatic polyimide membranes: The present invention discloses a new type of high performance polymer membranes derived from aromatic polyimide membranes and methods for making and using these membranes. The polymer membranes described in the present invention were derived from aromatic polyimide membranes by crosslinking followed by thermal treating. The aromatic polyimide membranes were... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100243568 - Method of sorbing discolored organic compounds from water: Discolored organic compounds (DOC) may be extracted from a medium using a sorbent composition derived by sulfidation of red mud, which contains hydrated ferric oxides derived from the Bayer processing of bauxitic ores. In some aspects, the sorbent composition is slurried with the medium. In other aspects, the sorbent composition... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100243569 - Steam boiler apparatus and operating method therefor: It is intended to effectively suppress corrosion of a feed-water supply pipe in a preheater, by means of recirculation of boiler water to feed-water to be supplied to a steam boiler, even if a concentration of an alkaline component of the feed-water is relatively high. An alkali metal hydroxide is... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100243570 - Method, installation and system for measuring and/or treating contaminating compounds dissolved in a liquid: The present invention relates to a method, device and system for measuring and/or treating contaminating components dissolved in a liquid in a liquid flow, such as in a water treatment, the method comprising the steps of: —carrying at least a part of the liquid from the liquid flow with contaminating... Agent: Medlen & Carroll, LLP

20100243571 - Method for adsorption of phosphate contaminants from water solutions and its recovery: Aqueous fluid polluted with phosphate contaminants is mixed with or passed through an adsorbent material selected from: (i) particles of oxides or hydroxides of transition metals, aluminum oxides or hydroxides, TiO2, or mixtures thereof, or (ii) particles of activated carbon, activated alumina, aluminum oxide, activated TiO2, TiO2, mineral clay, zeolite,... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100243572 - Liquid filtration systems: Provided are plasma-treated binders for use in filtration media comprising sorbent media. Plasma treatment can use silane, oxygen, or both. Plasma-treated binders can be charge-modified with the addition of an anti-microbial agent. The filtration media can be used to make matrixes and systems. Methods of making and using the same... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100243573 - Ion exchange resins comprising interpenetrating polymer networks and their use in perchlorate removal: The invention includes ion exchange resins, methods of making ion exchange resins and their use in the removal of perchlorate from water. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a method for removing perchlorate from a water source by contacting the water with an ion exchange resin, wherein the ion exchange... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100243574 - Separator column, separator system, method of fractionating magnetic particles, method of manufacturing a separator column and use of a separator column: A separator system with a separator column and a method of fractionating magnetic particles, preferably using field-flow fractionation is proposed, which allows for more effective fractionation of magnetic particles with respect to their dynamic magnetic response in a wide frequency and amplitude range of an applied magnetic field, in particular... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100243575 - Portable sludge filtration system: A separation apparatus and system for separating a solid-liquid mixture is described herein. A polymer solution, formed from water and one or more polymers, is mixed, then combined with a solid-liquid mixture to flocculate the solid-liquid mixture, which is then flowed into the separation apparatus. A liquid-permeable filtration member is... Agent: The Matthews Firm

20100243576 - Dewatering system: Systems and methods for dewatering drilling fluid including a feeder, an aging tank, a polyductor configured between the feeder and the aging tank and a flocculant solution pump fluidly connected to the aging tank. Further, the system includes a portable skid to house the feeder, the aging tank, the polyductor,... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

20100243577 - Waste water storage and treatment system and method: A multi-chamber basin is sized to collect excess waste water exceeding the processing capacity of a sewage system. In order to disinfect the waste water exceeding the basin capacity, disinfectant is added at a point in the system after the first basin. After the rain event is over and there... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100243578 - Sodium nitrite oxidation of hydrogen sulfide: A method for treating hydrogen sulfide in a solution includes providing the solution containing hydrogen sulfide. The method also includes adding sodium nitrite to the solution in an amount suitable to react with the hydrogen sulfide and treat the hydrogen sulfide.... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20100243579 - Process for producing a nanoscale zero-valent metal: This invention describes a process for producing a nanoscale zero-valent metal, including reduction of a metal ion solution with a dithionite compound, wherein the reduction is carried out under alkaline conditions under substantially an inert atmosphere. A nanoscale zero-valent metal obtainable by this process, and having a new crystalline form,... Agent: Techlaw LLP

20100243580 - Hyperoxidation advanced oxidative treatment of water: An apparatus for the purification of polluted and/or waste liquids utilizing an oxidative treatment of said polluted and/or waste liquids, said apparatus including a first container adapted to effect recirculation of the liquid while in the first container so that a head space is maintained above the liquid within the... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100243581 - Methods and means for economically assuring improved potable water quality management for aircraft and other applications: A potable water distribution system for use in aircraft, as well as potable water systems of boats, recreational vehicles/caravans, residential homes, dental offices, laboratories, vending machines, and the like, provides for sanitizing of the system without opening filter and/or purification units and removing filtering and/or purifying cartridges from the filter... Agent: John F.a. Earley Iii 86 The Commons At Valley Forge East

20100243583 - Droplet forming fluid treatment devices and methods of forming droplets in a fluid treatment device: A fluid treatment device includes a housing having an upper portion including an upper reservoir for receiving unfiltered fluid, a lower portion including a lower reservoir for receiving filtered fluid and an intermediate portion including a rain-effect delivery system that receives fluid from the upper reservoir. The rain-effect delivery system... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100243582 - Droplet forming fluid treatment devices and methods of forming filtered droplets in a fluid treatment device: A fluid treatment device includes a housing having an upper portion including an upper reservoir for receiving unfiltered fluid, a lower portion including a lower reservoir for receiving filtered fluid and an intermediate portion including a droplet forming fluid filtering system. The droplet forming filtering system comprises a rain-effect delivery... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100243584 - Automatic slurry strainer: An automatic strainer assembly for straining a slurry comprises an inlet for receiving the slurry, a horizontally disposed strainer body in fluid communication with the inlet, and a rotatable strainer member received within the body having an inner surface and an outer surface. One or more scrapers are positioned for... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100243585 - Plate settler with angular support members: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a plate settler comprising: a plurality of plates, each plate defining a first end, a second end, and a settling surface therebetween; a plurality of angular support members extending from and structurally supporting the first ends of respective ones of the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

  
09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100236998 - Charging apparatus: Intended is to reduce pressure fluctuations across a filter (14) for filtering a resist liquid. Provided is a charging apparatus comprising a charge liquid tank (2) reserving the resist liquid, a charge liquid passage (4) for feeding the resist liquid fed from the charge liquid tank (2) by a feed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100236999 - Scum removing apparatus: A spraying means is arranged on the scum-flowing wall surface side of wall surfaces forming a scum inlet of a scum discharging mechanism. The spraying means sprays pressured water upward along the wall surface on the scum-flowing side from when a part of the scum inlet is submerged in water... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20100237000 - Encapsulated water treatment system: A water treatment system is provided having an encapsulate manifold with a reverse osmosis cartridge and one or more filter cartridges. The filter cartridge includes a detent for being received within a slot in the manifold head for secure locking engagement. The water treatment system further includes a single probe... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.

20100237001 - Encapsulated water treatment system: A water treatment system is provided having an encapsulate manifold with a reverse osmosis cartridge and one or more filter cartridges. The filter cartridge includes a detent for being received within a slot in the manifold head for secure locking engagement. The water treatment system further includes a single probe... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.

20100237002 - Personal filtration divice: Personal filtration devices for removable mounting on water discharging spouts in the form of bottlenecks, taps, and the like, for dispensing drinking water for personal consumption. The personal filtration devices preferably include a manually operated open-closed slide valve for correspondingly enabling and disabling dispensing drinking water and hermetically sealing an... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20100237003 - Ceramic water purification device: A ceramic water purifying device is provided. The device includes a silver treated packed particle bed in one embodiment. The device may also include feldspar or bottled glass.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP

20100237004 - Filter and method of manufacture: A filter comprises a pad (1) of non-woven fibrous material, and a pattern (3) of reinforced fibres formed in a surface region of the pad by bonding together adjacent fibres. The filter is manufactured by providing a pad (1) of non-woven fibrous material, and bonding together adjacent fibres to create... Agent: Ira S. Dorman

20100237005 - Filter pad and method of manufacture: A filter pad comprises a pad (1) of non-woven fibrous material having a peripheral region in which opposing faces have been compressed together and fused so as to form an outwardly-extending peripheral lip (5). The filter pad is manufactured by providing a pad (1) of non-woven fibrous material, and compressing... Agent: Ira S. Dorman

20100237006 - Filter and method of manufacture: A filter comprises a pad (1) of non-woven fibrous material, the pad having a substantially solid edge (13) of consolidated pad material which has been softened and subsequently hardened. The filter can be manufactured by providing a pad (1) of non-woven fibrous material, treating a peripheral region of the pad... Agent: Ira S. Dorman

20100237007 - Cordierite aluminum magnesium titanate compositions and ceramic articles comprising same: Disclosed are ceramic bodies comprised of composite cordierite aluminum magnesium titanate ceramic compositions and methods for the manufacture of the same.... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100237008 - Fluid purification using hydraulic vortex system: An assembly for water purification comprising a series of vessels which allows fluid to communicate therebetween via fluid supply lines. The assembly is arranged so as to generate a plurality of co operating vortices generated by fluid impact on formations disposed on an inner surface of the vessels to cause... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100237009 - System and method for treating wastewater via phototactic heterotrophic microorganism growth: A wastewater treatment method includes the steps of supplying a wastewater influent having nutrients for a population of phototactic heterotrophic microorganisms to an aerated bioreactor. At least a portion of the nutrients is converted into the phototactic heterotrophic microorganism population. The wastewater influent and the phototactic heterotrophic microorganism population together... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100237010 - Use of pvpp to remove contaminants from produced water of an oil or gas well: In accordance with the present invention there is provided a method of removing acidic and/or aromatic contaminants, such as benzene, xylene, toluene, phenols and polyphenols, from produced water of an oil or gas well. The method comprises the step of contacting the produced water with polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (PVPP) to remove the... Agent: International Specialty Products William J. Davis, Esq.

20100237011 - Blood treatment systems and related methods: This disclosure relates to blood treatment systems and related methods. The systems can include a blood pump arranged to move blood through a blood filter, a pressure sensor arranged to measure pressure of blood flowing through a fluid line between the blood pump and the blood filter, and a controller... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100237012 - Method for cleaning filter membranes: A method for cleaning process apparatus used for production of liquids, especially for cleaning filters, for example membrane filters. The apparatus is contacted with a solution of periodate. It is especially preferred that the cleaning process is carried out at a temperature between 15 and 95° C.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100237013 - Autonomous filter element: An autonomous filter device and a method for improving the filter life and performance is disclosed. The filter element is equipped with one or more sensors, adapted to measure one or more characteristics or parameters of the fluid, such as temperature, pressure, or flow rate. In response to the measured... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100237014 - Membrane module with multiple bottom headers and filtration process: A membrane module (100) has an upper header.(108) and multiple lower headers (110). A bundle of membranes (24) potted in the upper header is sub-bundled into the lower headers. The membranes (24) may be arranged in the upper header into a number of generally parallel sheets or planes and arranged... Agent: Bereskin & Parr (mississauga) / Ge

20100237015 - Desalination system: The invention provides methods and an apparatus for more efficiently and economically producing purified water from sea water or some other salty or brackish water source. The efficiency is derived from the co-location with a power plant or other thermal generating source that will heat the feed water. Reverse osmosis... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100237016 - Depth exposed membrane for water extraction: A DEMWAX™ water treatment system includes membrane modules and a collection channel. The membrane modules are submerged at depth and tethered to one or more anchors on the ocean floor. A breathing tube extends between the collection channel and a buoy floating on the surface of the ocean to expose... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100237017 - Two bottle filter connector system with removeable ring: A portable water filtration system that interconnects two, otherwise separate, water bottles arranged vertically such that water flows under gravitational pressure from a first water bottle through a filter configured to capture small particle impurities to a second water bottle and removes small particle impurities before they enter the second... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100237018 - Method and system for fluid purification and analysis: A system and method for purifying an aqueous contaminated fluid from colloidal contaminants using a closed-loop feedback control system are disclosed. Contaminated fluid flows into a mixer and mixed with a purifying agent, such as diatomaceous earth, to facilitate metathesis reaction between the purifying agent and the contaminants. The purifying... Agent: Victoria Donnelly

20100237019 - Process for separating a charged species from an aqueous system: The present invention relates to a process for separating a charged species from an aqueous system, wherein the process comprises the following steps: (a) a first aqueous system comprising the charged species is contacted at a first temperature with an ampholytic polymeric 5 system comprising cationic and anionic domains, wherein... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100237020 - Dewatering process: e

20100237021 - Recirculation shower for aircraft: A system is provided for water purification for a recirculation shower in a transport with a filtration unit, a first backwash line and a second backwash line. The filtration unit is designed to filter used shower water. The first backwash line and the second backwash line are designed to clean... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100237022 - Oil filter: An oil filter assembly is disclosed for a machine, such as an internal combustion engine, that has an oil output port and an oil input port. A mounting plate is fixed with an outer enclosure and is adapted for securing to the machine. The mounting plate is further adapted to... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100237023 - Liquid treatment apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for treatment of liquids by generating hydroxyl radicals through the dissolution of water molecules by hydraulic cavitation.... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100237024 - Fluid distribution for a shaker: A shaker for separating solids from a drilling fluid includes a top screening deck (130), a flow-back pan (160) positioned beneath the top screening deck (130) for receiving an initially separated drilling fluid from the top screening deck. The flow-back pan (160) is divided into a plurality of channels (A,... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

20100237025 - Method and system for cleaning filter media support structures: The present invention is related to a method and system for cleaning a media support structure in a filter cell in a liquid filter system, wherein a cleaning solution does not significantly enter a filter media zone. The method comprises supplying a cleaning solution to a filter cell to a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

  
09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100230331 - Solid-liquid separation system: An aggregating agent injector (13) injects into raw water an aggregating agent for aggregating solids in raw water, a first aggregation aid injector (16) injects into raw water with the aggregating agent injected therein an aggregation aid for hardening or consolidating flocs formed by the aggregating agent, and a centrifugal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100230332 - Adsorption apparatus for wastewater: An adsorption apparatus for wastewater, having a reaction tank configured to allow adsorption of a resource substance contained in wastewater on an adsorbent to be carried out therein, a supplying device configured to supply wastewater containing the resource substance to the reaction tank, a charging device configured to charge the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100230333 - Anti-siphon trap with snorkel: The amount of sealant needed as an odor barrier in a wastewater cartridge is reduced. The cartridge inlet compartment (78) has a ceiling (90) of given area. The ceiling is spaced from the cartridge upper wall (60) and from the wastewater-receiving opening (64) therein. A throat (88), which communicates the... Agent: Lewis B. Sternfels Law Offices Of Clark D. Gross

20100230334 - Filter unit for separating target material and microfluidic device including the filter unit: A filter unit for separating target materials from microparticles using an eluent includes: an inlet; a separator unit which separates the target materials from the microparticles using the eluent; an outlet; and a filter which is interposed between the outlet and the separator unit and filters the microparticles. A volume... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100230335 - Methods and apparatus for centrifugal liquid chromatography: Apparatus and methods related to centrifugal liquid chromatography are described. An angular velocity can be simultaneously imparted to a large number of chromatographic enclosures. Via centrifugal forces, a mobile phase fluid including a sample can be driven through a stationary phase within the chromatographic enclosure to perform a chromatographic separation... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100230336 - Surface skimming device for pools: A pool skimming device comprising an outer body with an outlet to the pool pump line, a hollow mating member which floats within the outer body so that its top rim is at the surface of the pool and a litter basket which fits within the floating member. The device... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100230338 - Floating skimmer and filter apparatus: The present invention is a storm water filter system for filtering floatable debris and non-floating pollutants from storm, water passing through a storm water drain system vault. The storm water filtering system has a vault having chamber having a floating skimmer panel between the inlet thereto and the outlet therefrom.... Agent: William M. Hobby, Iii

20100230337 - Water tank apparatus: A water tank apparatus comprising a first tank (100) for wastewater collection; a second tank (200) for collection of rainwater and groundwater; a third tank (300) connected on the downstream side of the first tank (100) and second tank (200); and a fourth tank (400) disposed at a high position... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100230341 - Apparatus for the semi-continuous chromatographic separation of binary and multi-component mixtures: The invention relates to a semi-continuous chromatographic method for the separation of binary and multi-component mixtures and corresponding devices.... Agent: Gerstenzang, William C. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20100230339 - Particulate chiral separation material: A chiral particulate material and method of making the same are provided. The material includes a fibrous protein or chiral synthetic polymer, optionally crosslinked, organized into a multilayered chiral structure including nanoscale chiral pores or channels. The particles are useful for performing chiral separations, including in chromatographic applications.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100230340 - Sealing assembly for a chromatography column: The present invention relates to a sealing assembly for use in chromatography columns and methods for forming a seal in such columns. The assembly comprises a sealing element composed of a material having a low coefficient of friction and a separate resilient member co-operating therewith. The seal provided is stable... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20100230342 - Filter element for liquid filters and liquid filter: The invention concerns a filter element as well as a liquid filter wherein the filter element is axially insertable into the filter housing (10, 11). The filter element (21) effects after mounting the closure of a non-return device for the raw liquid to be filtered with at least one non-return... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100230343 - Water treatment apparatus: A water treatment apparatus includes a first treatment tank forming thereon a first, fixed bed includes a powdery phosphorus adsorbent includes an inorganic layered compound, wherein the first bed separates phosphorus and solid matter from the water, and recovers the phosphorus in a state adsorbed on the phosphorus adsorbent in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100230344 - Surfaces having particles and related methods: Provided are surfaces comprising particles, which particles may possess, for example, antimicrobial or biosensing properties. Also provided are related methods for fabrication of the inventive articles. Also provided are systems and methods for treating fluids, objects, and targets with the inventive surfaces.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100230345 - Water kettle capable of filtering impurities from water: A water kettle includes a kettle body having a receiving space, a cover unit, a hollow receiving member, and a filtering unit. The cover unit includes a cover body mounted on the kettle body, and a valve movable relative to the cover body for controlling flow of water from a... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20100230346 - Urea sorbent: A sorbent polymer is provided that interacts or reacts with aqueous urea to aid the regeneration of a dialysate liquid. The sorbent polymer may include one or more specific functional groups bonded thereto. Such specific functional groups are selected from carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid esters, carboxylates, amides, dicarboxylic acids, dicarboxylic... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100230347 - Adjustable height inlet/outlet liquid level management tools and systems: Apparatus for managing layers of different density includes an enclosed tank for holding the liquids so that they stratify into separate layers of different levels in the tank. A conduit for liquid in the tank is open at an inner end to the tank interior, and is open at an... Agent: Keith R. Haslem

20100230348 - Wastewater treatment method and wastewater treatment apparatus: An aspect of the present invention provides a wastewater treatment method for treating wastewater containing ammonium nitrogen, including the steps of: oxidizing the ammonium nitrogen in the wastewater to nitrite with nitrifying bacteria in a treatment tank in which the nitrifying bacteria and anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria having a half-saturation constant... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100230349 - unit, a plant and a method for treatment of polluted water: A unit comprising the components necessary for performing waste water treatment renders it simple and cheap to establish purification of water in small scale at remote locations.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100230350 - Method and apparatus for treating selenium-containing wastewater: A method and an apparatus for treating selenium-containing wastewater, in which wastewater containing hexavalent selenium is subjected to reduction treatment, selenium can be effectively removed at a small amount of metal leached, and, preferably, sludge produced during treatment is white, thereby facilitating the disposal of the sludge. The selenium-containing wastewater... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100230351 - Hydrophilic membrane: The invention relates to an hydrophilic membrane comprising a membrane carrier and a hydrophilic coating with good properties. The coating may comprise covalently bound inorganic-organic hybrid material; or the coating may comprise ring-opening polymerized components like epoxy resins. The coating composition preferably is applied in a solvent, the solvent is... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20100230352 - Continuous process batch-operated reverse osmosis system with in-tank membranes and circulation: A reverse osmosis system and method for operating the same includes a pressure tank having a first end and a second end, the pressure tank has a first volume adjacent to the first end and a second volume adjacent to the second end and a third volume between the first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100230353 - Methods and apparatus for centrifugal liquid chromatography: Apparatus and methods related to centrifugal liquid chromatography are described. An angular velocity can be simultaneously imparted to a large number of chromatographic enclosures. Via centrifugal forces, a mobile phase fluid including a sample can be driven through a stationary phase within the chromatographic enclosure to perform a chromatographic separation... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100230354 - Methods and apparatus for centrifugal liquid chromatography: Apparatus and methods related to centrifugal liquid chromatography are described. An angular velocity can be simultaneously imparted to a large number of chromatographic enclosures. Via centrifugal forces, a mobile phase fluid including a sample can be driven through a stationary phase within the chromatographic enclosure to perform a chromatographic separation... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100230355 - Methods and apparatus for centrifugal liquid chromatography: Apparatus and methods related to centrifugal liquid chromatography are described. An angular velocity can be simultaneously imparted to a large number of chromatographic enclosures. Via centrifugal forces, a mobile phase fluid including a sample can be driven through a stationary phase within the chromatographic enclosure to perform a chromatographic separation... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100230356 - Compositions for fluid rehabilitation and apparatuses and methods for using same: A composition of matter for rehabilitating a fluidic substance, comprising: a) at least one decolorizing ingredient constituting at least 58% by volume of the whole composition; and, b) at least one acidity reducing ingredient constituting at least 5% by volume of the whole composition.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100230357 - Method for removal of volatile phosphates from hydrocarbons: This application relates to processes for selectively removing anionic phosphate molecules from contaminated hydrocarbon oil using the ion exchange activity of acid activated clay. The methods are particularly applicable to the removal of volatile phosphates from hydrocarbons contaminated during fracturing operations.... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100230358 - Oil adsorbent, and method for recovering the same: An oil adsorbent includes a plurality of particles, each being constituted from at least one of an inorganic particle and an organic particle as a core and a polymer covering the core. The plurality of particles are aggregated to form an aggregate so that a porosity of the aggregate is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100230359 - Porous and durable ceramic filter monolith coated with a rare earth for removing contaminants from water: The invention is directed generally to a porous and durable ceramic filter monolith coated with one or more rare earth-containing compositions for removing contaminants from a fluid, particularly for removing one or more contaminants from water.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100230360 - Anion adsorbent, water or soil cleanup agent and process for producing the same: A novel anion adsorbent with extremely high anion adsorptive power, composed mainly of iron as a metal excellent in biosafety, is provided. The anion adsorbent contains, as an active ingredient, amorphous ferric hydroxide produced under such conditions that a ferrous species is present.... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100230361 - Mercury removal: A mercury absorbent comprising a metal sulphide, a support material, a first binder and a second binder, wherein the first binder is a cement binder and the second binder is a high aspect ratio binder having an aspect ratio >2. A mercury removal process comprises contacting a mercury containing feed... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100230362 - Fluid purification: A fluid purification system and method thereof, the system comprising a plurality of components serially coupled and in fluid communication. A pipe or conduit introduces a fluid into the system and communicates with a charging device that removes surface charge(s) from the fluid. The fluid is then transferred to a... Agent: Robert R. Waters, Esq. Waters Law Office, PLLC

20100230363 - Groundwater recharging wastewater disposal method and apparatus: A sulfurous acid treated wastewater disposal method employing soil aquifer treatment (SAT) for artificial recharge of groundwater through infiltration basins allowing fully or partially-treated sewage effluent to infiltrate into the soil and move down to the groundwater through a “vadose” zone, which acts as a natural filter to remove essentially... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20100230364 - Apparatus and method for optimizing water purification profile: An apparatus for optimizing water purification profile, has a front processing unit, a booster pump having a water inlet, a rear processing unit, a waterflow control unit, an emission control unit, a control circuit, and a temperature sensing probe. The front processing unit is connected to the water inlet via... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20100230365 - Water treatment: A system and method for maintaining a body of water in a sanitized condition with use of a halogen and a source of silver ions wherein the halogen is maintained at 50% to 75% less than a recommended halogen level for maintaining the body of water in a sanitized condition... Agent: Jacobson & Johnson

20100230366 - Seawater treatment method for the production of injection water for undersea oil drilling and corresponding installation: A method for decreasing the dissolved oxygen content in water used for extracting oil from rocks includes directing water and gas into a housing containing at least one hydrophobic membrane such that the water contacts only a first surface of the membrane and the gas contacts only a second surface... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100230367 - Liquid medium treatment method: The liquid treatment device comprises the nozzle with the throat, the confuser inlet chamber and the diffuser outlet chamber. The vortex cylinder with end-to-end cyclonic ports is coupled to the confuser chamber. The cavitation generator, the shaped head part of which is inserted in the nozzle, is secured axially to... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

  
09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100224539 - Element with bypass sealing element: A filter element includes in an end cap assembly an internal bypass valve such that the bypass valve can be replaced along with the filter element. Additionally or alternatively, the filter element end cap assembly has a reverse flow valve for enabling reverse flow across the filter element without passage... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100224538 - Method of filtering and filter device: Method of filtering and a filter device having a housing (1), enclosing a filter element (4) fixated against an axial end cap (2) of the device, provided with a second end cap (8) internal to the housing, unconnectedly therewith closing of the opposite axial end face of the filter element... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100224541 - Fine bubble diffusing pipe, fine bubble diffusing apparatus, and submerged membrane separation apparatus: A fine bubble diffusing tube that can generate fine bubbles evenly and uniformly even when the diffusing tube has a long length, a fine bubble diffusing device using such a tube and a submerged membrane separation apparatus are produced. The fine bubble diffusing tube is provided with a cylindrical supporting... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100224540 - Membrane module for fluid filtration: Embodiments of the invention provide a membrane module including a first plurality of fibers capable of filtering fluids that are helically wound in layers creating a mono helix. Fluids to be treated can flow radially with respect to a longitudinal axis of the mono helix or parallel to the longitudinal... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20100224542 - Filter device for water tank: A filtering device for an aquarium which can easily perform maintenance, inspection and repair of a pump is provided. The present invention is directed to a filtering device for an aquarium to be installed outside an aquarium 1. The device includes a casing 20 open to the atmosphere, a filtration... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100224543 - Connection assembly for ultra high pressure liquid chromatography: A fitting assembly having a double-headed ferrule, a nut, and a fitting that may be assemble or dissembled by an operator. The fitting assembly includes a nut with first and second ends, with the second end have an internally tapered portion adapted to receive the first end of a ferrule,... Agent: Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

20100224544 - Production process of film and column for cation chromatography: One object of the present invention is to produce a weakly acidic cation exchanger under mild conditions. Another object of the present invention is to produce a more firm weakly acidic cation exchange film. Still another object of the present invention is to provide a weakly acidic cation exchanger capable... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100224545 - Membrane module for fluid filtration: Embodiments of the invention provide a membrane module including a first plurality of fibers capable of filtering fluids that are helically wound in layers creating a mono helix. Fluids to be treated can flow radially with respect to a longitudinal axis of the mono helix or parallel to the longitudinal... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20100224546 - Connection assembly for ultra high pressure liquid chromatography: A fitting assembly having a single- or double-headed ferrule, a nut, and a fitting that may be assembled or dissembled by an operator. The fitting assembly includes a nut with first and second ends, with the second end adapted to receive or abut the first end of a ferrule, and... Agent: Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

20100224547 - Roller pump: Provided is a roller pump that can easily install/remove an elastic tube and appropriately control a discharge flow rate. The roller pump includes a pump slide that is connected to a pump block cover via two slider links and restricts an arrangement of the elastic tube by an inner peripheral... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100224549 - Filter device for a motor vehicle: A filter device for a motor vehicle has a filter element with a porous ceramic support body provided with one or more passages for receiving a liquid to be filtered and filter membranes formed on inner walls of the passages. The liquid to be filtered passes through the filter membranes... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100224550 - Center tube configuration for a multiple spiral wound forward osmosis element: A center tube is disclosed which allows a draw solution to flow through all membrane elements in a membrane system in parallel. The center tube may include a cylindrical wall with two open ends and a barrier element there between separating an upstream chamber and a downstream chamber within the... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC

20100224548 - Screen-like object made of hollow fibers, a method of manufacturing a hollow fiber bundle, a cylindrical module of hollow fiber membrane, and an immersion type module of hollow fiber membrane: The object of the invention is to provide: a screen-like object made of hollow fibers, a method of manufacturing a hollow fiber bundle, a cylindrical module of hollow fiber membrane, and an immersion type module of hollow fiber membrane wherein the hollow fibers are easy to bundle while keeping fiber-to-fiber... Agent: Reed Smith

20100224551 - Micro fluidic device, separation method and separation apparatus: A micro fluidic device includes a separation membrane that has an upper surface and a lower surface opposing to each other and a side surface; a plurality of base materials that sandwiches the separation membrane; a first channel and a second channel that are partitioned from each other by the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100224552 - Process for improving the breaking strength and/or tear strength of adsorptive filtering materials: The present invention relates to a process for improving the breaking strength and/or tear strength of a warp-knitted fabric, in particular for use in adsorptive filtering materials having a protective function against chemical poisons and/or warfare agent materials, the process comprising providing the warp-knitted fabric with a multiplicity of wales,... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100224553 - Ultrafiltration membrane: The invention relates to a hollow-fibre membrane for ultrafiltration made from a hydrophobic aromatic sulfone polymer and at least one hydrophilic polymer, the membrane having an open-pore separating layer on the lumen side, an adjoining supporting layer with asymmetric, sponge-like pore structure without finger pores and an outer layer adjoining... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20100224554 - Corrugated or pleated flat material: The invention relates to a corrugated or pleated flat material with a plurality of pleats or corrugations that run parallel to one another and successively define a pleat or corrugation peak and a pleat or corrugation valley, the peak and valley being connected to one another by way of a... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100224555 - Nanocomposite membranes and methods of making and using same: Disclosed are composite membranes for removing contaminants from water, the membranes comprising a water-permeable thin film polymerized on a porous support membrane and, optionally, a mixture, including a surface coating material having a different chemical composition than the thin film, coated on the thin film. In one aspect, one or... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100224556 - Jet aeration apparatus and method of using the same: A jet aeration apparatus for aerating a membrane bioreactor has a jet aerator and an air supply pipe. The jet aerator is disposed in the membrane bioreactor and includes a water inlet, a pump disposed below a liquid surface of the membrane bioreactor, an air inlet pipe whose air inlet... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20100224557 - Method of operating a bioreactor and filtration system: The disclosure describes a novel method for operating a bioreactor and filtration system. The method adds excess iron to the bioreactor to improve the overall operation and efficiency of the bioreactor/filtration system.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100224558 - Water filtration system: A water filtration system includes a raw water line, a purified water line, and a plurality of water filtration units. The filtration units are connected in parallel between the raw water line and the purified water line. Each of the filtration units has a water filter disposed between and separating... Agent: Larson & Anderson, LLC

20100224559 - Oxygenator: An oxygenator which helps avoid bubbles in the blood from being discharged through the blood outlet port of the oxygenator includes a housing, a hollow fiber membrane bundle in the housing and formed by a multiplicity of hollow fiber membranes serving for gas exchange, gas-inlet and gas-outlet ports communicating with... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100224560 - Ethanol water solution concentrating method: A method for yielding concentrated ethanol from an ethanol water solution yielded from ethanol fermentation of a water solution of saccharide generated by a saccharification of the lignocellulose by enzyme is provided. Water is separated from the ethanol water solution yielded from ethanol fermentation of the water solution of saccharide... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC

20100224561 - Process for minimizing produced water brines using forward osmosis: A method and system for water treatment is described according to embodiments. In an embodiment, a lower volume concentrated solution, and a beneficial diluted draw solution are produced, which may be marketed.... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100224562 - Ultraviolet disinfection system and method: Embodiments of the invention provide an ultraviolet disinfection system for use with a chamber containing fluid to be treated. The ultraviolet disinfection system includes an ultraviolet light source positioned outside of the chamber, a light manifold, and light fibers extending into the chamber. The light fibers radially disperse the ultraviolet... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20100224563 - Polyamide nanofiltration membrane useful for the removal of phospholipids: The present invention provides a polyamide nanofiltration membrane and the process for the preparation thereof thereof. The invention further provides a process for the removal of phospholipids from rice bran oil (edible grade) by using novel polyamide membrane. The oil permeated through the membrane is 90 to 95% free from... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100224564 - Method for removing organic contaminants from resins: The disclosure describes a novel method for operating a resin treatment system and a novel organic polisher. The method for operating the resin treatment system is efficient and cost effective.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100224565 - Multiple bed temperature controlled adsorption: The systems and processes disclosed herein relate generally to multi bed temperature controlled adsorption for use in the recovery of sorbates that are removed from process streams by adsorption. Multi bed temperature controlled adsorber systems can include three or more temperature controlled adosrbers that operate in parallel. Each temperature controlled... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100224566 - Adsorbent, method for recovering an organic matter and method for recovering an oil: An adsorbent includes: at least one of an inorganic particle and a metallic particle as a core; at least two kinds of polymers, which cover a surface of the core, with respective different surface tensions; and a convex-concave surface structure formed due to a difference in surface tension between the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100224567 - Method and composition for sorbing toxic substances: Toxic substances such as heavy metals are extracted from a medium using a sorbent composition. The sorbent composition is derived by sulfidation of red mud, which contains hydrated ferric oxides derived from the Bayer processing of bauxite ores. Exemplary sulfidizing compounds are H2S, Na2S, K2S, (NH4)2S, and CaSx. The sulfur... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100224568 - Use of silica for the removal of organosilanes: A method of removing organosilanes from a sample which involves contacting the sample with silica and allowing the organosilanes to couple to the surface of the silica. The silica can be provided as particles that are added to and mixed with the sample, or provided as a reactive filter media... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100224569 - Wastewater treatment system: The present invention is a system and method for treating a wastewater stream to produce an effluent having an acceptable level of turbidity. The invention comprises a controller operatively coupled to at least one turbidity meter for monitoring turbidity of the effluent stream. A plurality of chemical treatment additive pumps... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger

20100224571 - Ultrasound ballast water treatment device and method: The disclosure relates to the use of ultrasound for treating ballast water in ships. Specifically the invention discloses the use of ultrasound to activate chemicals to significantly improve there disinfectant properties at low concentrations. Ultrasound chemical activation allows for sonication of only a portion of the incoming ballast water, greatly... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC

20100224570 - Water intake structure: Water intake structures for power plants and other industrial facilities may include an inflow channel, a deep well, an outflow channel, and an intake channel These structures may include a fish screen, such as a wedge-wire screen or the like, positioned between the deep well and the intake channel to... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100224572 - Water treatment device and method: A waterline treatment system for treating and preventing biofilms in a dental unit includes a plurality of noncontiguous silver and copper pieces in a ratio between about 8:3 to 10:1, in order to maintain less than 200 colony forming units per milliliter in the water. The waterline treatment device may... Agent: NielsenIPLaw LLC

20100224573 - Waste trap, kit, and method of using the same: A waste trap for a washing machine and for a dryer machine, the trap comprising a housing unit; a mounting bracket attached to housing unit, wherein the mounting bracket is attachable to a wash water discharge outlet of the washing machine and an air discharge outlet of the dryer machine;... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100224574 - Method and apparatus for separating particles from a liquid: A method and device for separating particles from a liquid having particles therein, using a filter sized to permit the liquid to flow through pores, while retaining a substantial portion of the particles on the filter, with an absorbent layer contacting the back of the filter to facilitate liquid movement... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100224575 - Device and method for processing cleaning fluids: An improved device and a method for processing cleaning fluids, with the device including at least one flushable coarse filter for coarsely filtering the cleaning fluid, a cross-flow filter for finely filtering the coarse filtrate from the at least one coarse filter, a return line through which the coarse filtrate... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100224576 - Method and composition for sorbing toxic substances: Toxic substances such as heavy metals are extracted from a medium using a sorbent composition. The sorbent composition is derived by sulfidation of red mud, which contains hydrated ferric oxides derived from the Bayer processing of bauxite ores. Exemplary sulfidizing compounds are H2S, Na2S, K2S, (NH4)2S, and CaSx. The sulfur... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100224577 - Secondary filtering and discharging of wastewater: Treating wastewater by receiving wastewater having a reduced concentration of waste solids into a secondary containment space and allowing the waste solids to distribute into a lower horizontal sludge layer, an upper horizontal scum layer, and a relatively clear horizontal layer of liquid therebetween; flowing the liquid from the relatively... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

  
09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100219112 - Additive dispersing filter and method of making: A filter, comprising: a housing defining an inlet fluid opening and an outlet fluid opening, the inlet fluid opening and the outlet fluid opening defining a fluid path through the filter; a filter element disposed inside the filter housing, the filter element being disposed in the flow path such that... Agent: Honeywell/cantor Colburn Patent Services

20100219113 - Device for filtering pressurized oil: A device for filtering oil circulating in a hydraulic circuit for operating hydraulic actuators has at least one inlet port for the oil entering the device, at least one outlet port for oil flowing out of the device, a main filter to filter the oil flowing from the inlet port... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100219114 - Arrangement for connection of a medical devide to a water line: The arrangement for connection of a medical device, particularly a dialysis device, to a permeate line for the supply of permeate into the device is characterized by an adapter comprising a first supply line section with a terminal coupling member for connection to the water line, a pressure sensor and... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20100219115 - System and method for assembling a large scale chromatography structure: A container system is disclosed, where the container system includes a housing. A chromatography cartridge is disposed in the housing. A structural support in the housing is configured to retain the chromatography cartridge within the housing. The housing is configured to withstand a certain amount of pressure generated inside the... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20100219116 - Filter elements and assemblies: Fluid filter elements and assemblies are used to separate contaminants from a fluid, such as oil or fuel, prior to reaching an engine. Fluid filter assemblies may comprise a housing, a filter element, and a filter head. The Filter element may be disposed within the filter housing and enclosed by... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100219117 - Coalescing element: A filter element includes a cylindrical housing enclosing a ring-shaped filter media assembly. The media assembly includes inner and outer media rings, moveably supported relative to one another, to remove particulate matter and water from a fluid stream. The outer ring surrounds the inner ring and is sealed by a... Agent: Christopher H. Hunter

20100219118 - Pressure filter with vibrator: The device according to the invention serves for classifying or concentrating liquids laden with fibres or solids by means of screening or filtration. For this purpose, a cylindrical fine screen is arranged in a vertical position in a housing comprising an axially cylindrical vibrator being somewhat smaller than the fine... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100219119 - Impurities removal apparatus for a fluid inclusion: Disclosed is an apparatus for exhausting impurities included in a fluid, the apparatus including: a filtering net installation body; an impurity filtering net body; a fluid inflow pipe; a fluid exhaust pipe; a ball valve; and an air chamber housing (80) detachably assembled with a connecting part (70), which is... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100219120 - A flexible free-standing ultrathin or thin protein membrane, its fabrication method and application: s

20100219121 - Shaped wire for filter elements: A shaped wire (2) for a filter element (1) has two side flanks (3, 4) which are joined together at a first end via a weld foot and are joined together at a second end via a head part (5) positioned opposite the weld foot, the distance between the aforementioned... Agent: Hyra Ip, PLC

20100219122 - Hollow fiber membrane for treating liquids: The present invention is a hollow fiber membrane for treating liquids, wherein a ratio of Flux 120 to Flux 30 is 0.45 or higher when filtration is performed by supplying a solution having a turbidity of 20 NTU into a hollow fiber membrane having an internal diameter of 500 to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100219123 - Nano-fiber material and salt rejection filtration material: e

20100219124 - System and method for producing methane, an organic based fertilizer and usable water from animal waste: A method of producing methane, an organic based fertilizer and usable water from animal waste includes the step of separating the animal waste into liquid waste and solid waste. The solid waste is subjected to anaerobic digestion to produce methane and a wet by-product. The wet by-product is pressed to... Agent: Cameron Ip

20100219125 - Method for treating nitrogen in waste streams: The present invention is directed to a novel process and method for treating nitrogen that is contained in an organic waste stream using aeration at a preferred predetermined mass loading in an aerobic volume followed by treatment in an anoxic/anaerobic volume. The present invention also includes the solid humus material... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100219126 - Wastewater treatment method using immobilized carrier: To provide an inexpensive wastewater treatment method which facilitates downsizing of tanks and requires less withdrawal of an excessive sludge, the use is made of an aeration tank 1 in which wastewater is contacted with a particulate carrier under an aerobic condition, and a total oxidization tank 3 in which... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100219127 - Control system and method for flash separation: Provided are methods and apparatus for determining conditions for performing chromatography, particularly flash chromatography. The methods may be utilized for separating compounds in a sample in a column chromatography system. The method includes determining at least two retention factors corresponding to the TLC performance of a target compound and an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100219128 - Dehydration system and dehydration method: A dehydration system has improved membrane performance. The dehydration system includes a dehydrating apparatus 1 comprising, in a dehydrating apparatus body, a water separation membrane module in which a water separation membrane having at least one flow path extending in the up and down direction to cause a liquid 50... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100219129 - Control apparatus and control method for a blood treatment equipment: A controller for blood treatment equipment comprising a treatment unit including a semipermeable membrane separating the treatment unit into a first compartment for the circulation of blood and a second compartment for the circulation of a treatment liquid is enclosed. The controller is adapted to receive one or more entries... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100219130 - System and method of fluid filtration utilizing cross-flow currents: A filter system and method of filtering a feed liquid utilizing a combined plurality of filter assemblies. Each filter assembly includes a filter housing, a filter cartridge and a spiral passageway for imparting secondary flow currents, particularly Dean-Flow currents, to fluid flowing within the spiral passageways to prevent particulate build-up... Agent: Williamson Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20100219131 - Water purification apparatus and system: The invention relates to a two-stage design for a water purification system, with water to be purified first passing through a first stage containing particulate filtration media, and a second stage containing a porous filtration block. The particulate filtration media can be the same as, or different from, material included... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100219132 - Method and system of destruction of volatile compounds in wastewater: The invention proposes a method of destruction of volatile organic and inorganic compounds in wastewater, this method includes following stages: stripping the aforementioned volatile compounds in a stripping-chemisorption column; preliminary heating the gaseous medium containing these volatile compounds in a first heat regenerator; thermal, flare or thermo-catalytic oxidation of the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100219133 - Treatment of solid-stabilized emulsions: An emulsion treating unit and process. A subcooled boiling zone in the unit comprises a heat transfer surface to contact an emulsion at a temperature in excess of the saturation temperature of an aqueous phase in the emulsion, wherein the boiling zone is atmospherically vented. The unit also provides means... Agent: Lundeen & Lundeen, PLLC

20100219134 - Apparatus and method for variably sterilizing aqueous liquids: A flow through aqueous liquid sterilization apparatus which employs substantially fixed temperatures and pressures and variable flow rates through the apparatus for controllably processing aqueous liquids to achieve predetermined values of SALs.... Agent: Gale H. Thome

20100219135 - Method and apparatus for cleaning a fluid: A method and apparatus for cleaning a fluid comprising a fluid supply port for receiving a contaminated fluid; a fluid return port for providing a cleaned fluid; an evaporator for evaporating liquid contaminants from the fluid; a fluid line connecting the evaporator between the fluid supply port and the fluid... Agent: Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP

20100219136 - Fluid treatment using plasma technology: A method for the treatment of fluid including the step of exposing the fluid to a pulsed plasma discharge. The pulsed plasma discharge will be generated using a suitable electrode configuration to generate the plasma discharge in the fluid. Apparatus useful in the method may include a vessel, at least... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100219137 - Water treatment apparatus and method: An apparatus and a method for an ozone-based treatment of polluted water are disclosed. The apparatus and the method generally comprise three stages. The first stage is an ozone treatment stage wherein the polluted water is treated with ozone gas. The second stage is a gas-liquid separation stage wherein excess... Agent: Brouillette & Partners

20100219139 - Fluid treatment arrangements with 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. The disk-shaped body may include opposite end surfaces, an... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100219138 - Melt blown polymeric filtration medium for high efficiency fluid filtration: Disclosed herein is a polymeric filtration medium including at least one fibrous mat of randomly oriented fibers of a polymer. The polymer has a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) between about 1.4 and about 6 and a melt flow rate greater than about 1000 g/10 minutes. Also disclosed herein are methods... Agent: Johns Manville Legal Department

20100219140 - Filter plate assembly for filter: A filter configured to separate the solid components and the liquid components from a slurry. The filter includes a plurality of filter plate assemblies that cooperate to define a plurality of filter chambers, each defining a perimeter having an open section when the filter plates are in a closed position... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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