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Liquid purification or separation December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100326896 - System including a digester and a digester emulator: Disclosed herein is a system comprising a primary digester and a digester emulator. The digester emulator is capable of dynamically estimating the primary digester performance.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100326897 - Membrane filtration module with adjustable header spacing: A membrane filtration device has a multiplicity of hollow fiber membranes, or fibers, unconfined in a shell of a module; a first header and a second header disposed in vertically spaced-apart relationship; said first header and said second header having opposed ends of each fiber sealingly secured therein, all open... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100326898 - Water filter with softener and residual hardness stabilizer: The present invention relates to a water filter for water-conveying equipment, in particular domestic appliances or appliances for preparing food and/or drinks such as automatic drinks machines, in particular automatic coffee machines, drinking water dispensers, cooking and baking appliances, steam appliances, in particular steam irons, steam cleaners, high pressure cleaners,... Agent: William D. Breneman, Esq. Breneman & Georges

20100326899 - Above ground water clarifier: An above ground water clarifier is described. The clarifier includes a spray system for receiving water from an external system and disposing the water onto a filter tray rack. A first recovery chamber is positioned below the filter tray rack for receiving filtered water that is gravity fed through the... Agent: Risso & Associates

20100326900 - Flow distributor plate for the treatment of water by reverse osmosis: In a reverse osmosis desalination plant a number of membranes (34, 36, 38, 40) are arranged end-to-end in a cylindrical outer casing (42). Each membrane comprises a sleeve, a permeate pipe (56) passing centrally through the sleeve, a plurality of leaves of permeable material (54) wound around the pipe and... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100326901 - Pressure vessel for membrane element, membrane filtration apparatus equipped with the pressure vessel for membrane element, and method for manufacturing membrane filtration apparatus: Provided are a pressure vessel for a membrane element in which the membrane element can be easily mounted, a membrane filtration apparatus equipped with the pressure vessel for a membrane element, and a method for manufacturing a membrane filtration apparatus. A rail (protrusion) 60 is formed on the inner circumferential... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100326902 - Laminated filtration media: The present invention provides a multilayer web having at least a first layer and a second layer. The second layer attached to the first layer and the second layer comprising fibers produced from polymeric composition comprising a blend of a thermoplastic polymeric component and a functionalized polymeric component. The functionalized... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100326903 - Keeping sewer drainlines clear with low flush toilets or cisterns: A device (20) for improving drainline clearance for use with an ultra low flushing volume toilet (24). The device (20) includes a centrifuge separator means (30), for separating liquids (L) and solids (S), and a reservoir (42). The separator means (30) has a substantially horizontal inlet (32), adapted for connection... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100326904 - Wastewater treatment: A system for treating wastewater, the system including: a septic tank for separating solid matter from liquid matter in raw wastewater; a bioreactor for receiving and biologically treating the liquid raw wastewater from the septic tank to lower its biochemical oxygen demand; and a de-oxygenating reactor for receiving and further... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100326905 - Method and system for treating different waste streams: Method and system for treating a waste stream. The waste is presented in containers, such as chamber pots and other containers for liquid and other kinds of waste. such waste can be supplied at different locations and is immediately comminuted. In a separating stage, the waste stream is separated into... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100326906 - infiltration/inflow control for membrane bioreactor: A method and system for wastewater treatment comprising a first treatment zone (11) fluidly connected to one or more further treatment zones (12, 13, 14), a membrane module (16) comprising a filter membrane positioned in or fluidly connected to the further treatment zone (14), a gravity settling device (15) fluidly... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100326907 - Method and device for removing contaminates from fluid-material: A method for removing contaminants from a fluid-material comprising: providing at least one substrate comprising a three-dimensional knit in an initial configuration made of knitted polymeric fiber which substantially resumes the initial configuration after it is released from stretching or compressing force; and submerging said at least one substrate in... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100326908 - Wastewater treatment system: The wastewater treatment system includes a tank having first and second partition walls dividing the tank into first, second and third chambers. An inlet port is formed through the first chamber and an outlet port is formed through the third chamber. A first port is formed through the first partition... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100326909 - Manipulation of magnetic microparticles in a high pressure liquid system and extraction process: Described are a device and a method for the manipulation of a liquid sample material in which magnetic microparticles are suspended whereby the microparticles have a functionalized surface and an analyte is bound to the surface. The sample material is introduced into a device with a liquid system through an... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100326910 - Spiral wound filter assembly: The invention relates to a filter assembly for membrane filtration—of liquids, and more in particular a spiral wound filter assembly with improved filtration performance. Provided is a spiral wound filter assembly comprising a permeate channel (5; 305, 325) for transporting permeate to the permeate outlet (12), said permeate channel being... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100326911 - Dialysis system: A dialysate fluid circulation apparatus includes a dialyzer, a first housing and a second housing. The first housing contains material capable of releasing sodium into dialysate fluid flowing through the first housing. The second housing contains material capable of binding sodium ions from dialysate fluid flowing through the second housing.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20100326912 - Process for producing reclaimed water: There is provided a process capable of inexpensively producing reclaimed water having excellent quality from wastewater without using a large amount of ozone. The process for producing reclaimed water comprises: bringing ozone into contact with raw water such as treated sewage using an ozone contact column 2 or the like... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100326913 - Polybenzoxazole membranes prepared from aromatic polyamide membranes: The present invention discloses high performance polybenzoxazole membranes prepared from aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes by thermal cyclization and a method for using these membranes. The polybenzoxazole membranes were prepared by thermal treating aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes in a temperature range of 200° to 550° C. under inert atmosphere. The aromatic... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20100326914 - Microfluidic devices: The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a microfluidic transfer device. The device mitigates risk of cross contamination between working fluids and is amenable to high-volume, low-cost manufacturing techniques. The device may be configured for mass transfer, heat transfer, or both. For instance, certain disclosed embodiments incorporate semi-permeable membranes to transfer... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100326916 - Dialysis system: A dialysis system includes a filtration system capable of filtering a water stream, a water purification system capable of purifying said water stream in a non-batch process, a mixing system capable of producing a stream of dialysate from mixing one or more dialysate components with the water stream in a... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100326915 - Hollow fiber capillary membrane and method for the production thereof: The present invention relates to a hollow fiber membrane made of two coextruded layers A and B, wherein layer B has a non-woven type structure having a mesh size of 0.1 to 10 μm and layer A has a porous structure. The present invention further relates to a method for... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100326917 - Water treatment system: A water treatment system including a reverse osmosis module and a control valve controlling communication between a water source and the module. A feedwater biased storage tank stores permeate and its pressurization by feedwater is controlled by a feedwater control valve. Flow of signal pressure to a signal pressure chamber... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100326919 - Monolithic supports and methods for their production: The present invention provides monolithic supports produced from linear aliphatic polyamides. It also provides a method of producing said monolithic supports by dissolution/precipitation of linear aliphatic polyamides. Finally, the invention provides using said supports in chromatography as well as chromatography columns containing said supports.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20100326918 - Multi-column sequenced separation process for separating an ionic metal derivative: The subject of the present disclosure is a multi-column sequenced separation process and a drive for implementing this process. The disclosure applies particularly to the separation of metal derivatives such as uranium, nickel, copper, cobalt and other precious metals present in leaching effluents in hydrometallurgical processes.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100326920 - Carbon retention screen with variable discharge head: A carbon adsorption vessel for use in a CIP (carbon in pulp) or CIL (carbon in leach) process may be constructed. A slurry is obtained having dissolved (leached) precious metals. The slurry is brought into contact with carbon particles and is passed through a retention screen in the vessel. The... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20100326921 - Process for obtaining an adsorbent from a waste material and use of the adsorbent: c

20100326922 - Oil water separation apparatus: In one aspect, the present invention provides a subsea separation vessel for the separation of a mixture comprising oil and water comprising (a) at least one inlet for introducing a oil-water mixture; (b) a flow path for conducting the oil-water mixture; (c) at least one oil-water separation structure; and (d)... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100326923 - High performance low environmental impact detackifier: The current invention relates to composition and method for treating impurities in a circulating water system. The circulating water system impurities may be oversprayed paint in paint spray booth applications. The composition includes an aqueous solution of a cationized starch, a polybasic aluminum salt such as aluminum chlorohydrate or polyaluminum... Agent: William J. Maheras Patent And Licensing Department

20100326924 - Co-disposal and co-storage of desalination concentrated brine waste product and carbon dioxide waste product: A method for disposal of desalination concentrated brine waste product from a desalination process provides that the desalination concentrated brine waste product is injected, along with a carbon dioxide waste product, typically into an imperviously capped porous rock formation, typically including a saline aquifer. The desalination concentrated brine waste product... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100326925 - Liquid treatment methods and apparatus: A liquid or water treatment apparatus comprising one or both of an electrodialysis cell and a cavitation unit. The cavitation unit generates cavitation in the liquid by flow of the liquid into a constriction where cavitation bubbles are formed and then to an outlet where cavitation bubbles implode, and the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100326926 - Systems and methods for generation of low zeta potential mineral crystals to enhance quality of liquid solutions: Methods and systems for enhancing of quality of liquid by treating a source liquid to enhance the concentration of low zeta potential crystals and produce a treated liquid having a higher concentration of low zeta potential crystals than that of the source liquid. The inventive system comprises an aqueous liquid... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20100326927 - Rotary scraper plows for rotary fan press: An assembly for extracting liquid from or adding liquid to a mass comprising a housing having an inlet, an outlet and a path therebetween. The housing is configured to have the mass forced into the inlet to move the mass from the inlet to the outlet. The housing includes at... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20100326928 - Filtration system: A filtration system and methods for using same are disclosed. The filtration system can include a frame, and a plurality of filters coupled to the frame and coupled to each other in series. A pump can provide a pressure differential that causes fluid to flow through the filters in series.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100326929 - Fluid treatment reactor: A fluid treatment reactor is provided. Separate input ports for influent and recycled effluent serve to eliminate the need for pH adjustment or carbonate stripping of the influent and recycled effluent flows.... Agent: William J. Maheras Patent And Licensing Department

12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100320127 - Fluid processing: Fluid processing apparatuses and systems are disclosed. In some embodiments the fluid processing apparatuses include a movable enclosure, a plurality of filter housings disposed substantially within the movable enclosure, and a stand disposed within the enclosure. The filter housings are in fluid communication with one another. Each filter housing defines... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20100320128 - Portable water purifiers and methods of purifying: A portable water purifier for purifying a liquid to a safe form acceptable for drinking may be provided. The portable water purifier may include a container configured to hold the liquid, a filtering mechanism connected to the container configured to filter out dirt or sediment floc from the liquid, and... Agent: George Page

20100320129 - Aparatus and method for the treatment of waste: A facility for treating solid and liquid waste includes a receiving station, a screening station, a preprocessing station, an alkali mixing station, a press station and a processing station. The screening station is connected to an inlet capable of receiving liquid and solid waste and includes a screen for capturing... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100320130 - Floor drain with drain field: A floor drain system includes a tray having a well, a riser installable in the tray, and a plurality of beads fixable within the well and outside the riser. The tray includes a perimeter flange attachable to a subfloor, and the well extends downwardly from the perimeter flange. A hollow... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC

20100320131 - Temporary storm water drainage control member: A temporary storm water drainage control member having a first portion including a series of flow control openings formed therein, and a second portion defining a side wall, is releasably mountable over or within the open end of a storm water pipe system. The side wall of the second portion... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100320132 - Suppressor utilizing micro ion exchange tube and ion chromatograph utilizing the same: Disclosed herein is a suppressor using one ion-exchange tube which has an inner diameter close to that of a tube connected to a separation column and which is constituted by an ion-exchange membrane. The ion-exchange tube is folded or wound more than once in a plane into a sheet form... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20100320133 - Sand separation vessel: A vessel for separating sand and other solid particulate matter from heavy oil and other hydrocarbons includes a horizontally disposed vessel having a plurality of internal weirs. There are gaps below the weirs along the bottom of the vessel where the vessel defines a plurality of longitudinal channels having a... Agent: Edward Yoo C/o Bennett Jones

20100320134 - Systems, apparatus and methods for vacuum filtration: A liquid filtering system and methods for filtering are disclosed. One embodiment of the system includes a filtering apparatus having a receiving receptacle coupled with an adapter. The adapter has an adapter port for receiving a vacuum and an interface for coupling with an output receptacle that receives filtered liquid... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100320135 - Water purification kettle: A water purification kettle includes a kettle body forming a top open container. A top cover is coupled to the opening of the body and forms a stepped water replenishment hole, a water dispense hole, and a vent hole. A filter is fit into the body through the stepped water... Agent: Leong C. Lei

20100320136 - Device for separating out radioisotope thallium-201: Disclosed is a device for separating radioisotope thallium-201. The device includes an evaporation unit for a solution vial, a first glass vial connected to a first valve and a second valve, an ion exchange column connected to a third valve, a second glass vial connected to a fourth valve and... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100320137 - Hollow fiber membrane element, frame for hollow fiber membrane element, and membrane filtration apparatus: A membrane filtration apparatus is provided in which a hollow fiber membrane element 1 including a water collecting cap 20 having a water collecting port and a groove and being engaged liquid-tightly with a bundle of a hollow fiber membrane is engaged with a frame 60 having supporting beams 65... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100320138 - Functionalized nonwoven article: A grafted nonwoven substrate is disclosed having average fiber sizes of 0.7 to 15 microns, and a void volume of 50 to 95%, and a polymer comprising anionic monomer units grafted to the surface of the nonwoven substrate. The article may be used as a filter element to purify or... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100320139 - Filter module: A filter module comprises a non-filtrate draining spacer element, a filter layer, a filtrate draining spacer element, a filter layer, a non-filtrate draining spacer element, a filter layer, and a filtrate draining spacer layer stacked on one another in an axial direction, wherein at least some of the draining spacer... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100320140 - Methods and systems for incorporating carbon nanotubes into thin film composite reverse osmosis membranes: A method for fabricating a reverse osmosis membrane is described. The method includes aligning a plurality of carbon nanotubes at the interface of two liquids, the first liquid being an aqueous layer, and the second layer being an organic layer that is immiscible to the aqueous layer, forming a thin... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100320141 - Production of single-walled carbon nanotube grids: A method of forming a nanotube grid includes placing a plurality of catalyst nanoparticles on a grid framework, contacting the catalyst nanoparticles with a gas mixture that includes hydrogen and a carbon source in a reaction chamber, forming an activated gas from the gas mixture, heating the grid framework and... Agent: Winstead PC

20100320142 - Atmospheric pressure microwave plasma treated porous membranes: Versions of the invention include compositions and methods for making them that include a polymeric porous membrane with one or more atmospheric pressure microwave plasma modified surfaces. The modified porous membrane is stable, non-dewetting, and retains its mechanical strength.... Agent: Entegris, Inc.

20100320143 - Composite semipermeable membranes and process for production thereof: It is an object of the present invention to provide a process for producing, easily and at a low cost, a composite semipermeable membrane having excellent contamination resistance, especially microbial contamination resistance, and a composite semipermeable membrane produced by the process. The process for producing a composite semipermeable membrane of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100320144 - Devices for water treatment: A device for use in water comprising a carrier having an interior cavity and one or more openings allowing ingress to and egress from the interior cavity; and a moss contained within the interior cavity in which the carrier completely encloses the moss.... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa

20100320145 - Method for treating waste water: An apparatus and method for passively generating a current flow in a body of water is disclosed. The passive water circulating apparatus has an aeration plate having a central opening; a plurality of flotation members joined to the aeration plate, the plurality of flotation members being adapted and disposed for... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100320147 - reactor tank: Disclosed is an improved water treatment cavitation reactor cone. The tank operates on a continuous flow of fluids which are subjected to ultrasonic waves in combination with a high level of injected ozone. The treatment tank includes a tangential inlet that induces a rotating flow into the tank thereby increasing... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100320146 - Hydrophilic membranes with a non-ionic surfactant: The invention relates to hydrophilic membranes which are supplemented or treated with a non-ionic surfactant and processes for preparing such membranes. The membranes are particularly suitable for plasma separation or for haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration, but can also advantageously be used in other applications. Accordingly, the invention is further directed to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100320148 - Dehydrating system and dehydrating method: A dehydrating system using multiple water separation membranes aims to prevent damage to the water separation membrane units and also to take appropriate measures against decrease in water permeation rate of the water separation membranes. Provided is a dehydrating system (100) for removing water from a target fluid, including at... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100320149 - Separation matrix: The present invention relates to a separation matrix, which comprises a support; extenders coupled to an outer part of said support; and ligands coupled to said extenders, wherein the part of the support to which the extenders are coupled constitutes less than 50% of the volume of the separation matrix.... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20100320150 - Liquid filtration: Contaminated water is filtered by passing through a mat formed from strips of material arranged side by side and connected at spaced positions longitudinally to define a honeycomb structure with top and bottom surfaces of the mat defined by edges of the strips with the top and bottom edges covered... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100320151 - Method for collecting or containing an oil spill: Oil in an oil spill is collected by laying an elongate generally flat mat onto and around the spill where the mat is formed from strips of material arranged side by side and connected at spaced positions longitudinally to define a honeycomb structure with top and bottom surfaces of the... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100320152 - Apparatus and method for isolation from and support of a carbon filtration system from an ion exchange system: A combination filtration and ion exchange system is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a valve rotor, a carbon treatment tank, an ion exchange treatment tank and a valve. The valve rotor having a source water inlet, a service water outlet, a water treatment outlet, a water treatment inlet... Agent: Iphorgan, Ltd.

20100320153 - Absorbents: An absorbent composition suitable for removing mercury, arsenic or antimony from fluid streams includes 5-50% by weight of a particulate sulphided copper compound, 30-90% by weight of a particulate support material, and the remainder one or more binders, wherein the metal sulphide content of the absorbent, other than copper sulphide,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100320154 - Method and apparatus for separation of multiphase fluids, and applications thereof: A method for pre-separation of multi phase fluids of liquid-liquid phase and/or liquid-gas phases and/or gas-liquid phases, is disclosed, wherein one or more of the phases is suspended in water with bubble /drop/particle sizes in the sub micron and micron area and/or fine particular organic or inorganic matter is present... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100320155 - Methods for removing dissolved metallic ions from aqueous solutions: The invention provides methods for treating aqueous solutions to remove dissolved metallic ions.... Agent: Don D. Cha

20100320156 - Oxidative treatment method: The present invention provides a method for oxidizing a substance (e.g., in a waste stream, drinking water, a paper pulp slurry, or on a surface), which uses free radicals and reactive species generated from multiple oxidants. The method comprises combining peroxynitrite or peroxynitrous acid and at least one additional oxidizing... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100320157 - Container, and device and method for producing a disinfecting solution: A container (14) with a content (8) has at least one hypochlorite compound, in particular a calcium hypochlorite compound, for generating an aqueous solution, and at least one inlet attachment (46) for attachment to a water supply line (48) and at least one outlet attachment (50) for attachment to an... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100320158 - Separator separating chips and other material from coolant and method: A separator for separating chips in a coolant generated by a workstation from other objects, including a conveyor having an inclined portion removing chips and other objects from the coolant, a separator plate beneath the conveyor including an inclined portion extending parallel to the conveyor having a plurality of generally... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100320159 - Method and device for cleaning non-fixed media filters: A method and apparatuses are presented for rejuvenating a bed of granular filter medium that has accumulated contaminants during filtration of a liquid stream. The method first includes the step of establishing a small volumetric flow rate of clean filtrate in reverse flow. Then, the filter media is agitated to... Agent: Howrey LLP-hn

12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100314301 - Molded pump: Embodiments of the invention provide a pre-filter assembly for use with a pump. The assembly includes a housing having an intake channel and an outlet channel. The intake channel includes an intake flange around a first circumference and a ribbed surface to facilitate sealing. The outlet channel includes a bottom... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20100314302 - Self contained dissolved air flotation system: A dissolved air flotation system and method for purifying fresh water. The system is self-contained within a standard shipping container, with all components disposed in-line within the shipping container. Float is removed from the flotation tank with a skimmer that drives float downstream onto a conveyor belt, and the conveyor... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100314303 - Three-stage fuel filter: A fuel filter has a coalescent element for separating water from fuel, a prefilter element, a main filter element, and a common central tube, wherein the coalescent element, the prefilter element, and the main filter element are arranged sequentially along the common central tube. A fuel filter arrangement has a... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100314304 - Method and apparatus for separating and dewatering slurries: A vertical cylindrical dewatering apparatus for dewatering fibrous slurries, slurry of manure and water, or other similar slurries. The apparatus includes a housing that includes a defined chamber having an enclosed top end with a slurry injector into the chamber, a centrally disposed first filtering element that includes first and... Agent: Gary K. Price, Esq. Terrell, Baugh, Salmon & Born, LLP

20100314305 - Underdrain apparatus: An underdrain apparatus includes one or more underdrain blocks and an anchor assembly that includes one or more support members. Each of the underdrain blocks includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of opposing side walls, a pair of opposing end walls, and a center separation wall that... Agent: D'ambrosio & Menon, LLP

20100314306 - Container for purification of water by sunlight: A container for purification of water by a combination of filtering, heating, and UV-radiation of the water is disclosed. The container includes a first section, which at least partly includes a sunlight permeable layer, and a second section, which at least partly is opposite the first section and at least... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100314307 - Medical sewage treater: This invention relates to a medical sewage treater, which consists of an article storing bag and water absorbing material, wherein the water absorbing material is a super absorbent polymer and is adhered to the inner wall of the article storing bag or set in the article storing bag. After medical... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100314308 - Filter element and support body for such a filter element: A filter element for purifying a fluid at risk of freezing such as a urea-water solution for exhaust gas after treatment has an annular filter body and a support body surrounded by the filter body. The support body is made of an elastomer and is able to yield in a... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20100314309 - Lift type pore-controllable fiber filter: A lift type pore-controllable fiber filter includes a filter tank, a strainer coaxially formed as a porous tub in the filter tank, extending to an outside of the filter tank at a bottom thereof to communicate with a treated water drain pipe, and having a piston guide recessed in an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100314310 - Anaerobic digestion process and apparatus: A method of anaerobically digesting organic material, comprising: providing a reaction chamber (12) comprising first and second cells (20,22) linked by a passageway (24) for flow of organic waste slurry from a bottom region of one cell to a bottom region of another cell; placing an organic waste slurry (S)... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100314311 - Method for removing the contamination of c,n utilizing heterotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria: This invention relates to a method that uses heterothrophic ammonia oxidation bacteria (HAOB) to remove carbon and nitrogen pollutants in wastewater. The method includes the cultivation of the heterotropic bacteria in an activated sludge environment and the removal of carbon and nitrogen from the wastewater. According to the physiological characteristics... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100314312 - Methods of bioremediation: Methods for bioremediation of contaminants in water using soapstock, an acid oil of soapstock, a neutralized acid oil of soapstock or combinations thereof are described. Systems for bioremediation are also disclosed.... Agent: Archer Daniels Midland Company

20100314313 - Desalination system and method of wastewater treatment: Various embodiments described herein provide methods and apparatus for releasing treated wastewater into the environment by combining the treated wastewater with a concentrated salty water before discharging the combined water into the environment. The treated wastewater and concentrated salty water may be combined in a ratio that will be less... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100314314 - Dialysis treatment devices for removing urea: Dialysis treatment devices and methods for removing urea from dialysis waste streams are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a dialysis treatment device including: 1) a first filter having a filtration membrane, 2) a urea removal unit having urease and in fluid communication with the first filter,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100314315 - Apparatus of extracting aromatic compounds from plants using a solvent in sub-zero temperature and process thereof: An extracting apparatus includes a first flask for containing raw material and solvent for dissolving the raw material to form a solution; second flasks each disposed in a cooling bath and containing a quantity of aromatic compounds absorbent fluid; a third flask disposed in a third cooling bath; and thermometers... Agent: Sam Chen

20100314316 - Halogenated amides as biocides for treating water systems containing reducing agents:

20100314317 - Counter-pressure filtration of proteins: A method is disclosed for filtering a protein in a liquid mixture in a manner that does not substantially damage or otherwise limit the recovery of the protein in the filtration filtrate. The method generally includes passing a liquid mixture containing a protein (e.g., an aqueous vWF mixture) through a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100314318 - Halogenated amide biocidal compounds and methods for treating water systems at near neutral to high ph: m

20100314319 - Halogenated amides as biocides for biofilm control:

20100314320 - Dehydration system and dehydration method: The present invention includes: a water separation membrane device 2 that separates a process-target fluid into a dehydrated product and water; and a temperature monitoring device 3 for the water separation membrane device 2. The temperature monitoring device 3 detects a temperature. Further, a temperature adjustment device 4 is provided... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100314321 - Spill control material: A spill control material has a combination of a pre-defined blended granule size mixture of amorphous alumina silicate in an aggregate blend of a plurality of predefined sieve grades where the combination has enhanced encapsulation properties greater than a single granule formulation. The pre-defined blended granule size mixture of amorphous... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

20100314322 - Purification procedure for the preparation of the radioactive tracer 3'-deoxy-3'- [18f] luorothymidine ([18f] flt): A procedure for the preparation of the radioactive tracer 3′-deoxy-3′-[18F]fluorothymidine ([18F]FLT) comprises the following steps: a) preparation of anhydrous [18F]F-fluoride; b) labelling of a precursor, for example 3-N-Boc-1-[5′-O-(4, 4′-dimethoxytrityl)-3′-O-nitrophenylsulfonyl-2′-deoxy-β-D-lyxofuranosyl] thymidine; c) hydrolysis of the mixture obtained by means of the previous steps; d) purification of the mixture to obtain the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20100314323 - Method and apparatus for continuous flow membrane-less algae dewatering: In one aspect of the presently described embodiments, the system comprises an inlet to receive at least a portion of the fluid containing algae, a curved channel within which the fluid containing algae flows in a manner such that the neutrally buoyant algae flow in a band offset from a... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc

20100314324 - Clarification of suspensions: A clarification system may comprise a channel having an inlet and an outlet, a length, bottom, and a height sufficient to contain a liquid having a depth. The clarification system may include one or more gas injectors disposed within the channel, configured to inject gas bubbles into a suspension flowing... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20100314325 - Spiral mixer for floc conditioning: A system and method for treatment of water. An inlet is operative to receive source water having particles therein. A spiral mixer has a defined spiral channel operative to mix the source water with a coagulant material and an alkalinity material. The spiral mixer is formed to perform in-line coagulation... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc

20100314326 - Compositions for conditioning sludge: Composition for conditioning sludge, comprising a mineral compound that is lime and an organic compound that is a cationic organic coagulant having a weight average molecular weight less than or equal to 5 million g/mol and greater than or equal to 20,000 g/mol, the said cationic organic coagulant being chosen... Agent: Charles D. Gunter, Jr. Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

20100314327 - Platform technology for industrial separations: A method and system for treating a fluid stream includes inputting a fluid stream to an input section of the fluid treatment system and receiving the fluid stream via spiral mixer-conditioner. The spiral mixer-conditioner mixes and conditions the input stream. Thereafter the mixed and conditioned fluid stream is input to... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc

20100314328 - Method and apparatus for maintaining pool water levels utilizing fluid controllers and skimmer baskets: Various methods and apparatus are described for pool water replenishment to desired levels. One embodiment (FIG. 1) depicts a skimmer basket chamber (22) with a skimmer basket (14) inside, designed with a latitudinal mounting plate (26/28) for supporting a fluid controller such as a toilet fill valve (10). The replenishment... Agent: John Joseph Bizon

20100314329 - Device and method for cleaning up spilled oil and other liquids: A device and method for cleaning up spilled oil and other liquids that are relatively less dense than water, that have spilled on the water or are borne on water or an other relatively dense liquid, and for separating oil and other liquids that are relatively less dense than water,... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100314331 - Method and device for treating a liquid: In a method of treating a liquid, a liquid to be treated is introduced into a space, a mechanical cavitation element acts upon the liquid while gas is supplied into the region of the surface of the cavitation element and introduces the gas into the liquid by moving the cavitation... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20100314332 - Separation method: The invention provides a method for the separation of solids from a semi-solid viscous mass, the method comprising treating a solids-containing semi-solid viscous mass in an apparatus comprising a separating member incorporating a substantially flat solid surface and a supporting member, wherein the separating member is adapted to selectively impart... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100314330 - Method and device for treating an effluent: Method and device for treating a liquid effluent, in which this effluent enters a vessel. An intermediate level of liquid in the vessel is detected; an influx of a dilution liquid into the vessel is instigated; a high level of liquid in the vessel is detected; the influx of dilution... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100314333 - Flutable fiber webs with low surface electrical resistivity for filtration: The fiber webs described herein may be incorporated into filter media and filter elements. The fiber webs may exhibit a low surface electrical resistivity. The fiber webs may also be sufficiently flexible and/or deformable so that they may be processed to include a series of waves (also known as flutes)... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100314334 - Liquid separation from adipose tissue: A method of extracting or removing a liquid phase from a whole sample using a centrifugal force is disclosed. Centrifugal forces are used to apply pressure to a whole sample and drive a liquid phase through a passage region that can be perforated and/or porous and maintain a drier portion... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100314335 - Photopolymer serum separator: Contemplated whole blood separators tubes include a curable composition with a density intermediate to the density of serum and the cell-containing fraction. After centrifugation, the curable composition is located between the serum and the cell-containing fraction and preferably irradiated with UV light to initiate a curing reaction in which the... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20100314336 - Method and apparatus for enhanced settling and collection of settled material: Apparatus and methods provide individual blades driven by drives configured to reduce a tendency of sludge to be moved in an undesired return direction. Drive configurations apply “pull” and “pull” forces that only pull on tensile structures, avoiding a need in actual commercial practice for use of extra structural drive... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100307963 - Method and system for filtering water: A water filtration system utilizing line pressure is disclosed. The water filtration system comprises an optional carbon or KDF filter unit or a series of membranes, line pressure filter system, water tank and water pump. Water from a pressurized water source (e.g., municipality water or well) is passed through the... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - San Diego

20100307964 - Device for the treatment of water, in particular a filter device, and cartridge: A device for the treatment of water, in particular a filter device. The device has a cartridge which has a container for receiving treatment means for water, particularly for receiving filter means, and a connection head arranged on the container. In addition, a connection element is provided which has a... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20100307965 - Filter module and the stringing thereof to form a filter system: A filter module comprising a pressure pipe and a membrane disposed therein, having connections for a fluid to be fed, preferably untreated water, and for filtrate and retentate to be discharged, characterized by a functional/connection unit which is fastened in one end of the pressure pipe and has an upper... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100307966 - Hot disconnect replaceable water filter assembly: A filter assembly for filtering water from an external source, the filter assembly having a manifold assembly and a filter cartridge. The filter cartridge includes a cartridge engagement means while the manifold includes a manifold engagement means. The cartridge engagement means and manifold engagement means cooperatively interfacing for removable attachment... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100307967 - Filtration device: The present invention provides a vacuum filter device (10) which includes a filter body (11) having two holders (12, 13) on opposite sides of a filter. Each holder contains a closed container (15, 16) in a fluid-tight, sealed relationship. The filter is retained by a compression sealing element that resiliently... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20100307968 - Activated carbon water filter with reduced leachable arsenic and method for making the same: An activated carbon filter with reduced leachable arsenic comprising activated carbon, a binder material for binding activated carbon into a filtration mesh and an arsenic adsorbent in a concentration of less than about 5% for reducing leachable arsenic inherent in the activated carbon.... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.

20100307969 - Hydrocyclone: A hydrocyclone (1) for separating a liquid mixture into a heavy fraction and a light fraction, comprising a housing (2) forming an elongated separation chamber (3) having a circumferential wall (4), a base end (5), an apex end (6), means (10) for supplying the liquid mixture to the separation chamber... Agent: James Earl Lowe, Jr.

20100307970 - Washable anaerobic digester with fixed biofilm: An effluent treatment apparatus which is a flushed anaerobic digester with fixed biofilm (FAD system) is disclosed. The FAD system creates and maintains an optimum environment for the development and activity of anaerobic bacteria. The FAD system can be used for all treatment methods for anaerobic bacteria, regardless of function.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100307971 - method and device for filtering liquid in an aquarium: The method and device for filtering liquid in an aquarium, the filtration device made by the liquid filtration method comprises a box-shaped casing, the filtration bodies and filtration materials are set inside the casing, wherein the casing includes a water inlet set around the casing and grid panels set inside... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100307972 - Selective sulphate removal by exclusive anion exchange from hard water waste streams: The invention provides waste water treatment processes utilizing an ion exchange resin to remove sulphate anions, while adjusting the pH of the ion exchange loading solution with carbon dioxide gas. The effect of the resin loading reactions is that dissolved sulphate is replaced with sequestered carbon dioxide gas, in the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100307973 - Mobile unit for the treatment of raw water: The subject of the present invention is a mobile unit for the treatment of raw water. It relates to the technical field of mobile installations and processes for potabilizing raw water for the purpose of providing an immediate solution to supplying drinking water to the heart of regions to be... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20100307974 - Preparation and use of novel polyanilines for water treatment: The invention relates to a polyaniline, comprising aniline units and organosulphur units, characterized in that the polyaniline is doped and has a number average degree of polymerization of approximately 5 to approximately 50. The scope of the invention also includes a process for the preparation of polyaniline, wherein aniline and... Agent: Scott R. Cox Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Mahan, P.s.c.

20100307975 - Water treatment and reuse system: System and methods are disclosed for filtering wastewater. In one embodiment, a water filtering system comprises a first filtering stage and a second filtering stage. The first filtering stage receives a flow of wastewater, and uses electrocoagulation to separate suspended particles from the wastewater and produce filtered wastewater. The second... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20100307976 - Drinking water purification device: A fast acting water purification system containing a source of silver ions which is suitable for use in personal or household water containers, where the non-potable water may contain halides or other materials that limit the solubility of silver in the non-potable water, with the purification agent including a source... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson

20100307977 - Removal of cyanide from aqueous streams: This invention relates to a method of removing cyanide in the form of free cyanide (cyanide ions i.e. CN′) and weak acid dissociable cyanide (WAD) from an aqueous stream. WAD is cyanide complexed with metals such as Cu. The method finds particular application in removing cyanide from a tail stream... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20100307978 - Apparatus and method for contaminant removal from aqueous solution: The present invention provides for a permeable reactive barrier and an effective method of removing contaminants from water using adsorbent powders, such as zero valent iron particles, adhered throughout a reticulated foam structure. This structure provides improved mass transfer, higher reaction rates and reduced residence times. The barrier includes a... Agent: Brent A. Capehart

20100307979 - Chelate resin: in which at least one of the radicals R1 to R3 represents an optionally substituted radical of the series consisting of picolyl, methylquinoline or methylpiperidine, m represents an integer from 1 to 4 and M represents the polymer matrix and X represents a counterion of the series consisting of hydroxide... Agent: Lanxess Corporation

20100307980 - High capacity adsorption media for separating or removing constitutents and methods of producing and using the adsorption media: A method of producing an adsorption medium to remove at least one constituent from a feed stream. The method comprises dissolving and/or suspending at least one metal compound in a solvent to form a metal solution, dissolving polyacrylonitrile into the metal solution to form a PAN-metal solution, and depositing the... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100307981 - Apparatus and method for the treatment of liquids with magnetic particles: The present invention relates to a device and a method for treating liquids with magnetic particles, wherein at least one further central element which ensures collection and homogenization of the particles is additionally provided.... Agent: Fanelli Strain & Haag PLLC

20100307982 - Magnetic separation of substances on the basis of the different surface charges thereof: (D) dissociation of the agglomerate separated off in step (C) by setting of the pH to a value at which the at least one first material and the at least one magnetic particle bear the same surface charges in order to obtain the at least one first material.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100307983 - Use of magnetic carbon composites from renewable resource materials for oil spill clean up and recovery: A method for separating a liquid hydrocarbon material from a body of water. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of mixing a plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites with a liquid hydrocarbon material dispersed in a body of water to allow the plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each to... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100307984 - Immediate cleaning and recirculation of cleaning fluid and method of using same: A system and process for continuously and immediately removing contaminants from wastewater and treating wastewater, where the wastewater is treated to supply fluid that can be reused in the cleaning system or discharged safely into the environment is disclosed. The system and method comprises one or more pumping means for... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100307985 - Method for producing hydrogen sulphide and the use thereof, in particular, for depolluting heavy metal-containing flows: A process for the decontamination of an effluent containing one or more dissolved metals is provided. The process includes producing hydrogen sulphide in an aqueous medium by culturing alkaliphilic sulphate-reducing or thio-sulphate reducing bacteria in the presence of an organic compound serving as an electron donor and in the presence... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100307986 - Percolation filtering system: A percolation filtering system comprises a flow path of the water to be filtered including a filter cartridge seat (4) for removably receiving a filter cartridge (5) so that said flow path extends through said filter cartridge when said filter cartridge is inserted into said seat, characterised in that it... Agent: Castellano PLLC

20100307987 - Apparatus and method for reclamation of treatable water: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method to reclaim water. The water that may be reclaimed begins as untreated treatable water, which is water having solids, particulates, or minerals not originally in the water. Untreated treatable water is also natural water having solids, particulates, or minerals that are... Agent: Mcafee & Taft Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square

20100307988 - Filter system: A filter system includes a back-flush unit to back-flush a filter unit, the filter including a housing and a first filter element separating a raw material compartment from a filtrate compartment. The filter unit has a first filtrate outlet and is in communication with the filtrate compartment. The back-flush unit... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100300945 - medical apparatus for extracorporeal treatment: A medical apparatus (100) for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a support structure (101) housing a hydraulic circuit (1) located above a liquid collection zone (103) such that liquid losses from the hydraulic circuit can at least partially accumulate at the liquid collection zone. A liquid sensor (108) detects presence of... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100300946 - Apparatus and method for concentrating a fluid: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for concentrating a fluid with improved energy efficiency. The method comprises the steps of: providing a membrane distillation unit having an evaporation side in fluid communication with a first reservoir for containing the fluid, and a condensation side being in fluid... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20100300947 - Membrane module and membrane bioreactor, water treatment equipment using the same: A hollow fiber membrane module includes a hollow fiber membrane bundle (5) consisted of a plurality of hollow fiber membrane filaments (3), end part(s) (6, 1) at one end or both ends of the hollow fiber membrane bundle (5), an air inlet pipe (9) and a produced water pipe (8).... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100300948 - Water treatment equipment: According to one embodiment, water to be treated is passed through each of a first reactor vessel and second reactor vessel, phosphorus contained in the water is removed by using an adsorbent, thereafter the liquid held in each of the reactor vessels is discharged from each of a first treated... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100300949 - Water treatment equipment: According to one embodiment, in order to eliminate impurities, and the like, water to be treated is passed through each of reactor vessels, phosphorus contained in the water to be treated is removed by using an adsorbent, and thereafter the liquid held in each of the reactor vessels is discharged... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100300950 - Acoustically optimised fluid line: A fluid line for transporting fuel from a pump pre-filter to a fuel pump, which damps the noises of the fuel pump and a fuel delivery unit that is equipped with said fluid line Damping is achieved by at least one damping region, which is situated opposite the intake opening... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100300951 - Gray water recycling system: A gray water reclamation system having a holding tank configured to engage between the drain trap of a conventional sink and the drain conduit leading to the sewer or septic tank. The tank so engaged functions to both capture gray water and to prevent sewer gases from migrating back to... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20100300952 - Filter with quick attachment features: A quick attachment feature for a filter includes i) a pair of radially-outward projecting pivots on opposite sides of the filter canister toward a lower end thereof; and ii) a pair of flexible retaining clips also located on opposite side of the canister toward the upper end thereof, each clip... Agent: Christopher H. Hunter

20100300953 - Perfected flotation cell for purifying fibrous suspensions: The invention concerns a flotation cell (1; 30) for purifying fibrous suspensions through the dispersion of air microbubbles (22), comprising: a container (2; 31); feed pipes (4; 34) for conveying the suspension (3) into the container (2; 31); means (5; 35) for intercepting the purified suspension; means (6) for extracting... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100300954 - Flume system for a filter system including at least one filter having a filter bed that is periodically washed with liquid, gas or a combination thereof: A filter system having a filter bed for filtering water or wastewater, where the filter bed is periodically washed between service runs by directing washing liquid and washing gas upwardly through the filter bed. The filter system includes a filter bed and at least one flume. The flume is in... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC

20100300955 - Membrane cartridge: Disclosed is a membrane cartridge used in a submerged membrane separator. A peripheral portion of a filtration membrane is joined to the surface of a filtration plate. A portion higher than the surface of the filtration plate corresponding to the peripheral edge of the filtration membrane is formed on the... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20100300956 - Flexible tube for cartridge filter: Embolic protection filtering devices and methods of making and using the same. The present invention may include an embolic protection filtering device including a filter cartridge that is slidable over medical devices, for example, guidewires. The filter cartridge may have a filter coupled thereto and may have desirable flexibility and... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100300957 - Backwash assembly and method having a rotating backwash arm for cleaning cloth filter media: The present invention relates to stationary cloth media filtration systems and devices, as well as processes and devices, including improved cloth media filter backwashing using a rotating backwash arm assembly.... Agent: Robert A. Vitale, Jr. Niro, Haller & Niro

20100300958 - Oil strainer for outboard motor unit: An internal oil strainer housed in an outboard motor unit. A lower end of an oil tube is supported by a first seal member constructed of an O-ring fitted into an oil outlet of a strainer case. An upper end of the oil tube is supported by a second seal... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100300959 - Filter vial: A filter vial and piston are provided where the vial has a cylindrical wall with a closed bottom and open top and with the hollow, tubular piston therein. The piston has a distal end covered by a cup having a proximal cup seal extending outward to engage the walls of... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100300960 - Ceramic filter: There is provided a ceramic filter provided with a ceramic porous membrane having few defects, small and uniform membrane thickness, and high resolution performance. The ceramic filter includes; a porous substrate 11 which is a microfiltration membrane (MF membrane), a titania UF membrane 14 which is an ultrafiltration membrane (UF... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100300961 - Mechanical fluid mixer system: A mixer body has an interior bore and an exterior surface. The exterior surface has first and third stages and an intermediate second stage. The mixer body forms a support ring. The second stage has threads. The third stage has holes. Pins are secured to the support ring. A turbine... Agent: Michael J. Colitz, Jr.

20100300962 - Methods for treating wastewater using an organic coagulant: A wastewater treatment system is disclosed which uses algae to generate oxygen for primary digestion of municipal wastewater. A coagulant composition containing a cationic starch and an aluminum salt is used to remove algae and other solids from the wastewater stream. The unique combination of the starch coagulant and algae... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100300963 - Apparatus and method for treating fgd blowdown or similar liquids: A process has steps of one or more of aerobic treatment to remove COD and nitrify a waste stream, anoxic treatment to denitrify a waste stream, anoxic treatment to remove selenium and anaerobic treatment to remove heavy metals and sulphur. The process may be used to treat, for example, FGD... Agent: Bereskin & Parr (mississauga) / Ge

20100300964 - Biological filter for oxidizing ammonia in drinking water treatment: A process for treatment of water to convert ammonia to nitrate including: feeding water containing dissolved ammonia, as an influent introducing water to be treated, into a packed column containing filter media as packing; introducing air through a diffuser at the bottom of the packed column to maintain the water... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100300965 - Diffuser apparatus, and diffuser apparatus running method: The present invention provides a diffuser apparatus which has fine pores capable of achieving a high oxygen transfer efficiency and rarely becoming clogged so that the apparatus can be operated stably over a prolonged period. The diffuser apparatus according to the present invention includes: an aeration plate 4 that is... Agent: Mumamatsu & Associates

20100300966 - Systems for treatment of wastewater: Systems and methods to treat wastewater are described herein. A wastewater treatment system may include a primary treatment system, a secondary treatment system, a disinfection treatment system, a solids treatment system, one or more fluid treatment systems, or combinations thereof.... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100300967 - Breaker fluids and methods of using the same: A method of cleaning a wellbore drilled with a drilling fluid that forms a filter cake that includes emplacing a breaker fluid into the wellbore, the breaker fluid comprising: an aqueous fluid; a fragmentation agent; and an amphoteric chemotrope; and shutting in the well for a period of time sufficient... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

20100300968 - Membrane cleaning with pulsed gas slugs: Aspects and embodiments of the present application are direction to systems and methods for treating fluids and to systems and methods for cleaning membrane modules used in the treatment of fluids. Disclosed herein is a membrane filtration system and a method of operating same. The membrane filtration system comprises a... Agent: Siemens Corporation U0105

20100300969 - Apparatus and method for self-heating and self-hydrating foods and beverages: A method and components for heating and hydrating foods and beverages using an exothermic and pressure generating chemical reaction are described. The exothermic reaction can be initiated by water, spark, electrical impulse, squib, friction, or shock to heat non-potable water and force the water through a membrane filter, thereby producing... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100300970 - Process for enhanced total organic carbon removal while maintaining optimum membrane filter performance: Thus pH control for soluble organic removal is critical. This pH level however may not be the ideal set point for minimizing membrane fouling which is the basis for this embodiment. An example: the pH set point for optimum soluble organic removal is designated to be 5.5. However, the optimum... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20100300972 - Porous materials for solid phase extraction and chromatography and processes for preparation and use thereof: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to porous materials for use in solid phase extractions and chromatography. The materials feature at least one hydrophobic component, at least one hydrophilic component and at least one ion-exchange functional group. The materials exhibit superior wetting and ion-exchange performance.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100300971 - Zwitterionic stationary phase as well as method for using and producing said phase: The present invention relates to a zwitterionic stationary phase comprising a carrier and at least one zwitterionic ligand bound to said carrier, said phase being suitable for HPLC separation in Hydrophilic Interaction mode, wherein the positively charged part of said zwitterionic ligand is located at the end of the ligand,... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20100300973 - Method for desalination of seawater: A method and an apparatus for the modification of seawater, brine, or alike, to render it suitable for irrigation, industrial use, or for further treatment in a drinking water purification plant, as well as to extract desired substances from brines, such as boron, and to clear waste from mining processes,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100300974 - Continuous batch reactor, system, and process for treatment of metal-contaminated fluids: A fluid treatment device, system, and process are described that provide a filtered, metal-depleted (treated) fluid. The system includes two pairs of tanks that are piped and valved to allow one pair to fill/react while the other pair decants/discharges, which provides a continuous flow of metal-depleted (treated) fluid. Power requirements... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100300975 - System and process for treatment of a contaminated fluid: A new device, method, and system are disclosed that provide for removal of undesired materials from a contaminated fluid. Materials present in the fluids are kept in motion in one or more filter cassettes that include disc aerators that improve contact times with the sorbents and that rotate the filter... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53

20100300976 - Apparatus for producing regenerative water and method of producing regenerative water using the same: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method of producing regenerative water. The apparatus includes a main body, a basket, a regenerative substance block and an on/off valve. The main body has a water inlet port through which raw water is supplied into the main body, a water outlet port through... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100300977 - Operations of selenium removal sorbent beds: Methods and apparatus relate to removing selenium from a fluid. The fluid includes non-selenium constituents that are insoluble at a pH in which the fluid is passed through a sorbent bed in order to remove the selenium. Fouling of the sorbent bed can thereby result due to accumulation of the... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing

20100300978 - Device, system and method for washing and isolating magnetic particles in a continous fluid flow: A device for washing and isolating magnetic particles from a continuous fluid flow in at least one fluidic channel having an inlet at one end and an outlet at another end, said device comprising at least one magnetic source carrier arranged proximate to the at least one fluidic channel. The... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC

20100300979 - Dewatering of silicate wellbore fluids: A method of treating silicate-based wellbore fluids that includes flocculating at least a portion of contaminants contained in a silicate-based wellbore fluid out of the fluid phase; and separating the flocculated contaminants from the fluid phase. Methods of recycling silicate-based fluids, methods of disposing used silicate-based fluid, and methods of... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

20100300980 - Automatic cooking medium filtering systems and methods: An automatic filtering system for filtering a cooking medium in a a fryer, includes a frypot; a filter manifold having removable filter; a pump, that supplies cooking medium from the filter manifold to the frypot; a pressure sensor that senses a pressure of the cooking medium supplied by the pump;... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100300981 - Water treatment pond, system and method of use: A pond receives a flow of contaminated water into the pond substantially tangential to a volume of clarified water which is stored in the pond and which is largely quiescent. The tangential inflow overcomes a large rotational inertia in the stored volume of clarified water and establishes a slow spiral... Agent: Sean W. Goodwin

20100300982 - Apparatus and method for ballast water treatment: An apparatus and method for treating ballast water to achieve IMO standards for ballast water includes a reactor fabricated of copper nickel for receiving and discharging ballast water, a UV source for irradiating the water in the presence of copper nickel thereby to generate free radicals for biocidal and bactericidal... Agent: Halvor Nilsen

20100300983 - Method for controlling bacterial growth in process water: A system for reducing or preventing the growth of organisms in the process water used to coat glass fibers with a formaldehyde-free binder composition. One or more biocides is added to the process water that mitigates the growth of microbes in the water. The biocides are added in an amount... Agent: Johns Manville

20100300984 - Nanostructured carbon supported catalysts, methods of making, and methods of use: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to nanostructured carbon supported catalysts, methods of making nanostructured carbon supported catalysts, and methods of using nanostructured carbon supported catalysts.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100300985 - System and methods for treatment of water systems: A water treatment system for producing a sodium hypochlorite solution to control bacteria levels in well water containing: a pH adjuster; a container containing solid calcium hypochlorite for producing a calcium hypochlorite solution; and a container containing solid sodium carbonate for producing the sodium hypochlorite solution and a method of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100300986 - Well filter: A well filtration device includes a first pipe including a first end having a first thickness and first opening diameter, a second end having a second thickness and a second opening diameter, and many openings through a portion of the first pipe. A second pipe includes a first end having... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100300987 - Filtration apparatus and filtration method: The present invention has an object to provide a filtration apparatus and a filtration method which can treat a large quantity of flow in a short time and can sterilize raw water to a high level using only a physical treatment. The filtration apparatus and the filtration method according to... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100300988 - Priming method for filter: A priming method for a filter, whereby the outlet of a spent filter is connected to the inlet of a fresh filter, and the spent filter is inverted. A drain in the spent filter is then opened to allow air to enter the spent filter and fluid to drain from... Agent: Christopher H. Hunter

20100300989 - Backwash assembly and method having a rotating backwash arm for cleaning cloth filter media: The present invention relates to stationary cloth media filtration systems and devices, as well as processes and devices, including improved cloth media filter backwashing using a rotating backwash arm assembly.... Agent: Robert A. Vitale, Jr. Niro, Haller & Niro

20100300990 - Flotation apparatus with apertured plate: A flotation apparatus (10) for the separation of solid particles from a suspension with formation of a fraction lacking in solid particles and a fraction rich in solid particles comprises a tank with an inlet (14) for the suspension, with an outlet (16) for the fraction lacking in solid particles,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100300991 - Filter with exterior and interior media components and method of filtering: The invention features a filtration segment having a top seal, a bottom seal and a primary filter core and the method of filtering with the design of the filtration segment. The primary filter core is operatively coupled to at least one opening which is located either on the top seal... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP

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