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Liquid purification or separation October categorized by USPTO classification 10/10

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10/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100270217 - Drainless reverse osmosis water purification system: A drainless reverse osmosis (RO) water purification system provides relatively pure water for on-demand dispensing, while recycling brine to a domestic hot water system. The drainless purification system includes a pre-filter catalyst cartridge for removing chlorine-based contaminants from a tap water supply upstream from an RO membrane. The catalyst is... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100270218 - Syphon filtration system: d

20100270219 - Apparatus for diverting rainwater: An apparatus for diverting rainwater includes a body having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a central portion. A diverter is disposed within the central portion, and has a lower portion and an upper portion. The lower portion of the diverter, together with one or more walls of the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100270220 - Effluent filtration tank:

20100270221 - Portable polymer hydration - conditioning system: A portable polymer hydration-conditioning or make-down system for conditioning a neat polymer with water is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system includes a moveable housing supported by a plurality of wheels, a pump operable to pressurize the water, and an immersion heater operable to heat the water. The pump and... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100270222 - Device and external functional means and treatment apparatus for the treatment of medical fluids: The present invention relates to a device comprising at least one fluid reception chamber and at least one hydrophobic filter means, wherein a vertical through the hydrophobic filter means does not have a point of intersection with a fluid level of fluids present in the fluid reception chamber. It further... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100270223 - Methods and apparatus for enhancing venturi suction in eductor mixers: An apparatus is provided for suction of a secondary fluid into a primary fluid through one or multiple gaps in contact with a venturi. The venturi imparts a high velocity on the primary fluid to flow across a gap in contact with the venturi and draw in the secondary fluid.... Agent: Howrey LLP-hn

20100270224 - Magnet separator: A magnet drum mechanism of a magnet separator includes a cylindrical drum, a magnet provided inside of the drum and forming a magnetic field region configured to adsorb magnetic particles in a circumferentially partial range of an outer peripheral surface of the drum, and a scraper provided in a nonmagnetic... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100270226 - Apparatus for support of a membrane filter: A removable clamp, for supporting a membrane filter, includes connected and opposing walls. A locking feature, which may be connected to an end of one of the walls, engages and disengages a terminal end of the other wall. When the filter is inserted between the opposing walls of the clamp,... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100270225 - Retaining means for retaining an external functional means on a treatment apparatus, external functional means, and treatment apparatus: The present invention relates to a retaining device for retaining at least one external functional apparatus comprising at least two tube ports on a treatment apparatus, wherein the retaining device comprises at least two stops which restrict a rotational movement of the external functional apparatus inside the retaining device. It... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100270227 - System and method for installing filtering membrane module to frame structure: A system and method for installing a large-sized filtering membrane module to a frame structure with easiness is disclosed, wherein the system comprises a frame structure to which the filtering membrane module is to be installed; and an installing apparatus for installing the filtering membrane module to the frame structure,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100270228 - Methods, compositions and devices for maintaining chemical balance of chlorinated water: A composition-of-matter for use in water treatment, composed of a water-insoluble matrix and one or more amidohydrolase, such as cyanuric acid amidohydrolase, incorporated in or on the matrix, is disclosed. Also disclosed are devices containing same and methods utilizing same for water treatment. The water treatment is effected by an... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100270229 - Device for filtering polymer melts: A filtering device (100) for plastic melts exhibits at least one screen plunger (10) arranged movably between an inlet channel (5) and an outlet channel (6) of a housing (1) and containing replaceable, three-dimensional filter elements (25). The inside of the filter elements (25) is connected to at least one... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100270230 - Clot trap, external functional means, blood circuit and treatment: The present invention relates to a clot trap that comprises a disc-shaped screen surface for collecting clots in a fluid flowing through the screen surface. It further relates to an external blood cassette and a blood circuit, as well as a treatment apparatus.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100270231 - Bottom feed liquid filter: A liquid filter, with a housing inlet port and outlet port arranged at the bottom of the liquid filter. The liquid filter may also be configured with an inward projecting domed top cover and/or an eccentric septum plate supporting a desired filter element and/or filter basket. The inward projecting domed... Agent: Babcock Ip, PLLC

20100270232 - Fiber construct for treating biological components: A fiber construct for treating biological components, including fibers having an average diameter of less than 50 μm, wherein at least some of the fibers are crimped.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100270233 - Water purifying filter and method for fabricating the same: A water purifying filter and method for fabricating the same are disclosed. The water purifying filter includes a support substrate, a pattern formed on the support substrate to have at least one hole, membrane protein of an aquaporin group coated on the pattern and a protective layer formed on polymer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100270234 - Plasticization resistant membranes: This invention discloses a composition of, a method of making, and an application of high plasticization-resistant chemically cross-linked organic-inorganic hybrid membranes such as cross-linked cellulose acetate-cellulose triacetate-polyurethanepropylsilsesquioxane membranes. These cross-linked membranes with covalently interpolymer-chain-connected hybrid networks were prepared via a sol-gel condensation polymerization of cross-linkable organic polymer-organosilicon alkoxide precursor membrane... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100270235 - Bouyant water heating device: A buoyant water heating device that may be used in a natural setting, such as a pond or lake, or in a man-made water-containing apparatus, such as a pool or water-treatment lagoon. The device comprises a water-filled, generally cylindrical anchor member coupled to a hollow, generally annular base member, and... Agent: Daniels Patent Law PLLC

20100270236 - Deep water desalination system and method: A cost effective continuous deep water desalination method and system that can use reverse osmosis, and use the difference in the relative density of fresh and salt water to raise desalinized water through a header into an inshore gathering line. The desalinized water can flow to shore via a gravity-driven... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20100270237 - Continuous closed-circuit desalination apparatus without containers: An apparatus for continuous closed-circuit consecutive sequential desalination of a salt water solution by reverse osmosis that comprises a closed circuit system comprising one or more desalination modules having their respective inlets and outlets connected in parallel by conducing lines, each of desalination modules comprising of one or more membrane... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100270238 - Method for transferring inorganic oxide nanoparticles from aqueous phase to organic phase: A method for transferring inorganic oxide nanoparticles from aqueous phase to organic phase. A modifier is used to change the surface polarity of inorganic oxide nanoparticles, followed by using proper solvents to transfer the modified inorganic oxide nanoparticles form aqueous phase to organic phase. The organic dispersion of modified inorganic... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100270239 - Zeolite membrane and methods of making and using same for water desalination: A novel zeolite membrane is manufactured using zeolite seeds that are deposited on a support material. The seeds are then further grown in a secondary growth step to form a membrane with inter-grown particles. The pore size of the zeolite membrane is in a range between 3 angstrom and 8... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100270240 - Continuous flow water treatment devices and methods: Continuous flow water treatment systems, devices and methods that reduce the costs associated with using oxidizing agents in water treatment by maximizing mixing energy with pressure of the solution in a continuous flow system. The systems comprise an inflow conduit that provides water to be treated to a mixing chamber... Agent: Nexus Law Group LLP

20100270241 - Reduction of antimicrobial compound levels during product dispensing: A method for reducing antimicrobial compound levels in a liquid composition containing at least one antimicrobial compound. The method comprises contacting said liquid composition with a functionalized resin. Antimicrobial compounds that may be removed by this method include isothiazolin-3-ones, e.g., 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; 2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; 4,5-dichloro-2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one and N-alkyl derivatives thereof, especially... Agent: Rohm And Haas Company Patent Department

20100270242 - Combined oil filter and debris monitor: A cyclone separator includes a wall, a first passage, a second passage, and an oil debris monitor. The wall defines a cyclone cavity. The first passage has a first passage inlet positioned in the cyclone cavity and a first passage outlet at an exterior of the cyclone separator. The second... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100270243 - Method and system for particle reduction: A method and system for creating a filter mat on a filter belt to achieve the best possible purification efficiency/particle reduction, and at the same time as the actual supplied fluid amount is processed. The system includes means for measuring supplied fluid amount, at any time, and the level in... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100270244 - Method and apparatus for skimming floated sludge: A method and device for removing floated matter such as sludge located near the surface of a fluid body is contemplated that employs pneumatic force to remove the floated matter. The contemplated device employs pneumatic force for lifting and blowing the floated matter into an inlet channel. The device is... Agent: Eugene Quinn

20100270245 - Liquid separating device for the separation of a liquid mixture: A liquid separating device for the separation of a liquid mixture that at least comprises two liquids with a different density and possibly one or more solid substances comprising a conduit for the separation therein of the liquids of a liquid mixture that flows through the conduit and a swirl... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100264071 - Apparatus and methods for lubricant filtration and drum pump filtration system: A lubricant filtration assembly is provided for quick attachment with a lubricant reservoir, for pre-filtering lubricant and pumping the lubricant into its intended machinery.... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100264072 - Liquid-liquid extraction method apparatus: A bottle attachment designed to facilitate the separation of immiscible solvents following the liquid-liquid extraction of organic compounds from water in original sampling bottles.... Agent: John R. Troost

20100264073 - Water-purifying device for increasing oxygen content: A water-purifying device for increasing oxygen content has at least one filter and a gas-liquid mixing device, and the gas-liquid mixing device comprises a pump and a spiral tube, wherein air enters the pump through a first gas inlet valve disposed at the front end of the pump and is... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100264074 - Amalgam separator: An amalgam separator for purifying a waste stream comprised of a mixture of air and waste liquid water, wherein said amalgam separator is comprised of filter media that comprises a surface functionalized mesoporous material, wherein said amalgam separator is further comprised of means for separating said air from said waste... Agent: Howard J. Greenwald P.C.

20100264075 - Super oxidation, coagulation & flocculation system for treatment of water and wastewater:

20100264076 - Manufacture of a microsieve and apparatus comprising a microsieve: A filtering apparatus includes a microsieve with a membrane. The microsieve is coupled between a supply and drain channel. The membrane contains pores between the upstream surface and the downstream surface, as well as a spatial pattern of height variations in the upstream surface of the membrane, so that in... Agent: Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP

20100264077 - Graded particle-size retention filter medium for cell-type filter unit: A cell-type filter unit having two or more filter media layers and/or zones, at least one of the layers/zones having a different particle retention capability disposed on each side of a non-filtering separator element. The filter media are preferably positioned such that each succeedingly distal filter layer or zone from... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100264078 - Latch reset filter unit: A filter unit that includes a slide assembly and a head assembly. The slide assembly is moveably mounted to the head assembly. The head assembly is configured to receive an end portion of a filter cartridge in releasable engagement. The slide assembly is movable between a first position in which... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100264079 - Waste recovery, conversion, and utilization: Food waste streams may be managed efficiently with a waste-processing facility, which in some embodiments may be co-locating a food distribution facility. The waste processing facility includes a pulper fluidly connected to an input configured to receive a heterogeneous waste stream including biodegradable and non-biodegradable components, the pulper configured to... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100264080 - Membrane bioreactor with reduced air scour requirements: In a sewage treatment plant with a membrane bioreactor (MBR), raw untreated or partially treated wastewater (influent) and/or mixed liquor in the intensified process is superoxygenated. In a preferred form of the process the influent is superoxygenated such that membrane air scouring requirements are reduced. Influent may be fed to... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20100264081 - Side stream type membrane bioreactor process: The invention provides a side stream type membrane bioreactor process which does not cause an excessive fall in the MLSS concentration in a bioreactor, does not require any additional effluent treatment facility for discharging backwash effluent, and can further ensure the stability of the membrane filtration performance of a separation... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100264082 - Suspended media granular activated carbon membrane biological reactor system and process: A system and process for treating an industrial wastewater stream is provided using a membrane biological reactor in which granular activated carbon material is introduced into an aeration portion and maintained upstream of a membrane operating system. The size of the granules of activated carbon is selected so that they... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100264083 - Method and apparatus for treating waste activated sludge: In an activated sludge process for treating wastewater, waste activated sludge is directed to a digester and subjected to sequential aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic treatment. Internal recycling of sludge may be carried out. The oxidation reduction potential during the anoxic and anaerobic cycles is carefully managed so that there is... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100264084 - Apparatus for water treatment and method of treating water: An apparatus for water treatment which comprises a means of removing ingredients contained in water and a means of adsorbing ions with a porous molding as an adsorbent, wherein the porous molding comprises fibrils comprising an organic polymer resin and an inorganic ion adsorbent. The fibrils form interconnecting pores open... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100264085 - Dialysis device: This invention discloses dialysis devices, related housings, related membranes, related kits, and related methods.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100264086 - Method and apparatus for monitoring the supply of replacement fluid during an extracorporeal treatment of blood: An apparatus and a method for monitoring the supply of replacement fluid during an extracorporeal treatment of blood is disclosed. Detection of the supply of replacement fluid upstream or downstream of the dialyser or filter is based on a measurement of the optical or physical density of the blood or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100264087 - Method for reducing clogging of filters: A method for improving the service life of passive filtration and infiltration devices. Contaminated water, such as stormwater runoff or wastewater, is filtered through a media comprising of a mixture of filter media and stimuli-responsive polymer particles. The polymer particles reversibly expand/contract in response to changes in certain environmental stimuli,... Agent: Jayant M. Dholakia

20100264088 - Apparatus and method for separation of phases in a multiphase flow: A device is disclosed for the separation of liquid-liquid phase and/or a liquid-gas phase where one or more of the phases is suspended in water and has a bubble/drop/particle size in the sub micron and micron range, and/or fine particular organic or inorganic material is present in one or more... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100264090 - Magnetising portion for a magnetic separation device: The present disclosure relates to a magnetising portion for providing a high-gradient magnetic field in a magnetic separation device. The magnetising portion comprises at least one magnetic assembly. The at least one magnetic assembly comprises: a plurality of magnets whereby each magnet has a north pole, south pole and a... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20100264089 - Method and apparatus for providing magnetic fluid treatment with programmable electrical energy: A method and apparatus provide fluid treatment utilizing an electrical power supply providing at least one distinct programmable output of electrical energy wherein one or more of the voltage, current, repetition rate, amplitude or wavelength of the programmable output establish at least one distinct electrical signal generating concentrated magnetic in... Agent: Mr. Herbert W. Holland

20100264091 - Process for separating one or more solids from water miscible fluids and an apparatus therefor: This invention relates to a process for removing solid matter from process liquids that are miscible with water. A brine made from water and dissolved salt and which is more dense than the process liquid is placed underneath and in contact with the mixture of process liquid and solid matter.... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20100264092 - Process for removing impurities from iron chloride solutions: The disclosure provides a process for removing dissolved niobium, titanium, and zirconium impurities from an iron chloride solution having an iron concentration of about 50 to about 250 grams/liter comprising: (a) heating the iron chloride solution comprising a compound selected from the group consisting of a niobium compound, titanium compound,... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100264093 - Method for removing suspended solids from aqueous fluids: A method for cleaning solids-laden aqueous fluids uses an apparatus comprising a settling tank having a sloping floor, which drops off into a collection area; primary and secondary mixing tanks, the lower regions of which are in fluid communication via fluid transfer means; and agitators in each of the mixing... Agent: Donald V. Tomkins C/o Tomkins Law Office

20100264094 - Method of developing a rapidly settling algal floc: Rapidly settling algal strains are selectively developed through a method that is based on manipulating the velocity of a host liquid. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of providing a uniform flow velocity to the liquid, thereby promoting development of one or more algal strains; stopping or at... Agent: Richard D. Clarke Law Office Of Richard D. Clarke

20100264095 - Methods and apparatus for conditioning and degassing liquids and gases in suspension: A method and apparatus are provided for the controlled application of ultrasonic energy for conditioning of mixtures of gas and liquids by evolving and/or agglomerating gas bubbles existing with or in a liquid or for coalescing droplets of liquid dispersed in another liquid. The invention in preferred embodiments thereof comprises... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100264096 - Polymer delivery system and method for waste water facility: Systems and methods for activating polymer within a water treatment facility. The system includes a polymer makedown unit for blending and mixing diluent and polymer, the makedown unit including a polymer pump and a back pressure regulator operatively connected to the polymer pump. The system further includes a source of... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20100264097 - Hollow porous microspheres: The present invention refers to a hollow microsphere having a porous circumferential wall comprised of nanofilaments.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100264098 - Chitosan-coated fibers to satisfy nsf50 test standard for spas and pools: A fibrous filter media is provided for meeting NSF 50 requirements for water turbidity in pools, hot tubs and spas which includes a sheet of nonwoven fibers coated with chitosan, wherein the sheet may be pleated or present in a stacked layer configuration.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100264099 - Separation device comprising a physical barrier: The present invention relates to a device for separating a suspension into a liquid phase and a retentate phase. The device comprises a separation chamber comprising an application zone and a hydrophilic filter material. The separation chamber is connected to a first capillary channel, where the connecting junction between the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100264100 - Bagged filter cartridge, system and methods: A filter is provided comprising a filter media element enclosed by an impermeable bag with inlet and outlet ports provided for flow into and out of the bag and through the filter media element contained in the bag. The bag may be constructed of a sheet of plastic material of... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

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