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01/27/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110017646 - Apparatus for washing and dewatering pulp: Apparatus for washing and dewatering pump comprising a pair of rotatable press rolls with permeable outer surfaces, a casing comprising a vat in which the rolls are installed, and a feed for feeding the pulp to the gap formed between the vat and the press roll is disclosed. The vat... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110017647 - Installation for the treatment of wastewaters and biological disc for such an installation: Installation for the treatment of municipal and/or industrial wastewaters comprising a basin that receives the water to be treated and a series of discs (4) having a packing (G) that are parallel and vertical, mounted on a horizontal shaft (5), partially submerged in the water to be treated, and rotated... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20110017648 - Water-storage and water-purification system: The present invention relates to a water-storing and water-cleaning system. Said system is designed in such a manner that it can be used irrespective of location. It is used, inter alia, in agriculture, in horticulture and in reforestation. Said system comprises a reservoir (2) that is filled with a porous... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110017650 - Liquid filter, especially oil filter: An oil purifying liquid filter, having an annular ring element receiving space, wherein the ring element has two axial end disks, a cover selectively fastened to a housing to close the receiving space, an inlet that is formed within the housing on a crude side, an outlet that is formed... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110017649 - Two stage filter cartridge: A fuel filter cartridge includes an upper enclosure and a lower enclosure. The upper enclosure includes an upper section having a cavity for receiving a fuel flow, and a lower section joined to the upper section. A primary filter element is disposed within the lower section. The primary filter element... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20110017651 - Vertical desalination element: A vertical desalination element comprising a vertical pressure vessel (PV), membrane elements, and a loading mechanism for loading the membrane elements into the vertical PV. The vertical arrangement of the membrane elements and the vertical PV enhances air bubble percolation, increases construction efficiency and allow handling heavy membrane elements. The... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110017652 - Device for dosed transfer of filtered softened water inside boilers of steam household appliances: The present invention relates to a device for the dosed transfer of filtered softened water inside boilers of household appliances, comprising a tank (1), a cartridge (2) that contains a water softening agent (3), a double drain pipe (11) with vertical axis, formed of an adjacent pair of conduits (15... Agent: Robert M. Gamson, Esquire Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A.

20110017653 - Rectangular sedimentation system having self-aggregation facility: A rectangular sedimentation tank includes a hopper portion in an upstream side and a floor inclination portion in a downstream side. The tank comprises: a vertical baffle formed at a side portion of the hopper portion; a vertical screening plate provided in a position corresponding to about 30 to 100%... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110017654 - Separation membrane, method of producing the same and separation membrane module using the separation membrane: A separation membrane includes a membrane comprising a polymer, characterized in that a functional layer is formed on the surface in one side of the membrane, the peak area percentage of carbon derived from ester group measured by the electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA) on the surface of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20110017655 - In-line strainer: An in-line strainer 1 includes: a cylindrical-shaped housing 2 having an inflow port 6 for liquid and an outflow port 7 which are coaxial with each other; and a strainer element 22 disposed in the housing 2. A cyclone cylindrical body 28 having a diametrically-reduced cylinder portion 30 whose inner... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110017656 - Rotary filtration device: The invention provides a rotary filtration device, wherein it is possible to prevent the adhesion of solid particles to a rotating container, manufacturing cost is low with its simple structure, maintenance cost is low, and the operation efficiency is high. The rotary filtration device includes a housing 1 into which... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110017657 - Filter device, especially liquid filter: A filter device comprises a hollow cylindrical filter element in a filter housing. The fluid that is to be purified is to radially flow through the filter element. The interior of the filter element forms an axial flow chamber for the fluid. An end plate is arranged on the front... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20110017658 - Filter cartridge with pressure relief valve: A filter cartridge includes a substantially cylindrical filter media having a first end and a second end wherein the second end has an opening adaptable to receive a fluid outlet. The filter media is adapted to allow fluid to pass from an exterior of the filter media to an interior... Agent: Young Basile

20110017659 - Oxide compounds as a coating composition: The invention relates to a coating composition consisting of an oxide compound. The invention also relates to a method for producing a coating composition consisting of an oxide compound and to a method for coating substrates composed of metal, semiconductor, alloy, ceramic, quartz, glass or glass-type materials with coating compositions... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20110017660 - Hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membrane with excellent fouling resistance: An object of the present invention is to provide a hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membrane that can be used in treatment in various aqueous fluids such as water purification, beverage treatment, seawater clarification, and that has excellent fractionation characteristics and permeability, while deterioration of its performance due to passage of time is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110017661 - Caustic resistant membrane: The invention relates to caustic resistant membranes formed by solvent casting a blend of one or more polyvinylidene fluoride polymers with one or more acrylic polymers.... Agent: Arkema Inc. Patent Department - 26th Floor

20110017662 - Composite separation membrane: e

20110017663 - System and method for simultaneous biologically mediated removal of contaminants from contaminated water: A system and method for simultaneous biologically mediated removal of contaminants (including at least arsenic or nitrate) from water are disclosed herein. The system includes i) a bioreactor having a length suitable for housing at least three different microbial populations, or ii) two bioreactors coupled together, the two bioreactors each... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.

20110017664 - Suspended media membrane biological reactor system and process including suspension system and multiple biological reactor zones: A wastewater treatment system is provided comprising a biological reactor having a separation subsystem, a suspension system and a membrane operating system. The separation subsystem is constructed and arranged to maintain adsorbent material in the biological reactor with a mixed liquor. The suspension system is positioned in the biological reactor... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20110017665 - Dialysis systems and methods: This disclosure generally relates to dialysis systems and related methods. In one aspect of the invention, a dialysis system includes a device configured so that a medical fluid can pass therethrough, and the device is adapted to remove one or more substances from the medical fluid as the medical fluid... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110017666 - Systems and methods for purification of liquids: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for purifying liquids. In a particular implementation, the system includes a forward-osmosis unit for diluting a water source for a downstream desalination unit. A pretreatment unit may be located hydraulically upstream of the desalination unit, such as upstream or downstream of the forward-osmosis... Agent: Unr/dri Technology Transfer Office

20110017667 - Modular hemofiltration apparatus and method for carrying out neonatal and pediatric crrt: An apparatus configured for carrying out CRRT on patients weighing up to about 20 kg incorporates a control unit having a blood pump and a plurality of fluid pumps mounted thereon, and a controller configured for operating the blood pump and fluid pumps, and an interactive operator control system including... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110017668 - Water purification device: A water purification device includes an expandable water collecting device having a variable volume, wherein at least part of the surface of the water collecting device includes a filter area, the filter area being permeable to water and allowing water to enter the water collecting device when the filter area... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20110017669 - Fluid concentrator: A concentrator is used for concentrating a fluid, particularly a plasma component out of blood, for treatment of a patient. The concentrator apparatus includes a main housing defining a centrifuge chamber, that also holds the filter. The concentrator allows viewing of the fluid after centrifuging, with an outlet port positionable... Agent: Merchant & Gould, P.C.

20110017670 - Silica particles and methods of making and using the same: Metal oxide particles and compositions containing silica particles are disclosed. Methods of making silica particles and methods of using metal oxide particles are also disclosed.... Agent: W.r. Grace & Co.-conn.

20110017672 - Process and device for dewatering a hydraulic fluid: The present invention provides a method and a device for dewatering a hydraulic fluid of a hydraulic system, in particular in the aerospace sector, comprising a container which has a sorbent, a feed which supplies the hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic system to the container for the hydraulic fluid to... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20110017671 - Water treatment system and method: A water treatment apparatus and system, comprising a treatment tank with a plurality of flow-through containers filled with iron shavings. The water is recirculated through the containers of iron shavings in series to treat contaminants, including but not limited to hexavalent chrome. The hexavalent chrome is converted to trivalent chrome... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

20110017673 - Endotoxin removal in contrast media: This invention relates to the manufacture of contrast media, and more specifically to the removal of endotoxins in such contrast media.... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20110017675 - Apparatus and method for density separator for drilling fluid: The present invention discloses a system for separating minerals in drilling fluid based primarily on density. The separator creates and maintains a slurry with a controllable density for separating minerals from drill cuttings. The density if controlled through the use of an electrode array. The separator comprises a primary separation... Agent: Jade O. Laye Howrey LLP, C/oIPDocketing Department

20110017674 - Using magnets or electromagnets to move sewage sludge: In some domestic and industrial sewage treatment strategies, a powder of magnetized material is added to an aeration chamber, and aeration is conducted. The mixture is then sent to a sedimentation chamber, and solid-liquid separation is conducted. A portion of the precipitated sludge is returned to the aeration chamber as... Agent: Michael A. Schober

20110017676 - Flotation aids and processes for using the same: This invention relates to particulate and/or liquid droplet separation processes from liquids containing the same and the use of specific chemical additives to control surface wetting, hydrophobicity and surface forces in such processes.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110017677 - Oil field water recycling system and method: The disclosure describes a novel approach for treating water, such as oilfield production waste. The disclosure describes novel methods for chemically treating contaminated water, such as chemical processes for softening water, demulsifying hydrocarbons, destroying a sequestering effect on divalent cations, destroying any detectable amount or over 99% of aerobic and... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110017678 - Process for rain water, hvac condensate and refrigeration blowdown/bleed blowdown/bleed water recovery, water quality monitoring, real time water treatment and utilization of recovered water: The present invention includes capturing water from rain, HVAC condensate and refrigeration blowdown/bleed blowdown that is recycled and reutilized in integrated mechanical processes. Water is monitored for volume, flow rate, and contaminants; and automatically cleaned through filtration and/or chemical and/or biological treatment techniques to meet acceptable health and safety standards... Agent: Dennis M. Anderson

20110017679 - Home-scale water and sanitation system: A water processing system includes a water collector to deliver unpurified water to a first container, and a water purifier to purify the water in a second container. A thermal scavenging device extracts heat from a thermal source to heat the purified water, wherein the heated water is stored in... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20110017680 - Method and exhaust arrangement in the removal of surface scum: A method and exhaust arrangement in the removal of surface scum. An exhaust arrangement is used existing in connection with a liquid basin. The exhaust arrangement includes a first surface chute arrangement for removal of surface scum utilizing an overflow arrangement, belonging to the first chute arrangement and being based... Agent: Venable LLP

20110017681 - Filtration apparatus for filtering a fluid and methods of using the same: Filtration apparatuses for use in polymer processing systems and methods of using the same are provided. The filtration apparatuses can include a housing with one or more supply channels and discharge channels. The filtration apparatus can also include one or more screen-bearing pistons with filter screen cavities therein for receiving... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20110017682 - Method and device for filtration of air-containing oil: A method and device for removal of solid contaminants from an air-containing, contaminated oil by leading the oil to the inlet of a filter separating the contaminated oil in a solid phase, which is retained by the filter, and a liquid phase, which passes the filter and leaves as a... Agent: The Nath Law Group

01/20/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110011780 - System for improving total water qualities in eutrophicated and contaminated water area utilizing water purifying functions of various plants and microorganisms: A system for improving the total water qualities in an eutrophicated and contaminated water area utilizes the water purifying functions of various plants and microorganisms. The system takes the form of a floating inland with plants, which have functions of absorbing eutrophication components from the roots and thus purifying water.... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20110011781 - Apparatus for the separation of plasma: The invention relates to an apparatus for separating blood, more particularly an apparatus (1) for absorbing blood (19) and separating blood components, e.g. blood plasma, as a sample liquid (2). Said apparatus (1) comprises a feeding device (13) for absorbing the blood (2), a device (15) for separating blood components... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20110011783 - Filter screen and integrated valve with a filter screen: A filter screen for an integrated valve is disclosed, which is inserted into an integral bore of a housing. The filter screen has a retention protrusion, which upon insertion can be put from an assembly position into a retention position.... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20110011782 - Sealed filter element: A filter element has filter media supported by a filter frame having differential channel depth receiving initially flowable sealing material. The filter frame has a widened mouth for receiving and funneling sealing material. A filter frame is provided with leading and trailing edge construction ensuring proper installation orientation. A filter... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20110011784 - Vessel for collecting petroleum products: The invention relates to a vessel for collecting petroleum products, in which an Archimedean screw (4) is used to collect spills, which vessel comprises a T-shaped hull with a central longitudinal narrow body (1) and a front transverse segment (3), said hull having no keel and being provided with a... Agent: Roberto J. Rios

20110011785 - Rotary filtration system: A rotary filtration apparatus for filtering a feed fluid into permeate is provided. The rotary filtration apparatus includes a container that has a feed fluid inlet. A shaft is at least partially disposed in the container and has a passageway for the transport of permeate. A disk stack made of... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC

20110011786 - Devices for and methods of monitoring a parameter of a fluidic sample by microdialysis: A device for monitoring a parameter of a fluidic sample by microdialysis, the device comprising a permeable membrane, wherein the permeable membrane has a first surface to be brought in contact with the fluidic sample to traverse the permeable membrane (300), wherein the permeable membrane has a second surface to... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20110011787 - Membrane element and membrane module: By forming a filtration membrane in a loop shape, it is possible to apply a high internal pressure and perform reverse liquid cleaning at a high internal pressure in chemical cleaning. A membrane element and a membrane module in which breakage and peeling are unlikely to occur on a filtration... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20110011788 - Pressure vessels with safety closures and associated methods and systems: A pressure vessel having a cell with a locking pin, and a cap and associated methods and systems. The locking pin may be configured to engage the cap when the pressure vessel is pressurized to prevent rotation of the cap without depression of the cap.... Agent: John W. Wustenberg

20110011789 - Industrial fluid multiple filtering assembly: An individual component assembly for filtering fluid, comprising, in combination a centrifuge device operable to filter said fluid, stand structure mounting the centrifuge device, to be directly accessible, at least one fluid filter connected in operating flow passing series with the centrifuge, and openly and accessibly carried by the stand... Agent: William W. Haefliger

20110011790 - Filtration barrier: A filtration barrier comprises first elements that are fibres, strips, or bristles wherein apertures between elements provide passages for a fluid transporting granules to the filtration barrier, and wherein the elements (11) are supported against deflection by second elements (12) when the fluid is flowing in a forwards direction whereby... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20110011791 - Filter device and method: A filter assembly comprises a housing having a first open end, a first closed end, an inlet, and an outlet; a filter support, the filter support having a first permeable support portion and a second permeable support portion nested within the first permeable support portion, the filter support being seated... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20110011792 - Polymer fiber material, method of producing the same, and filter for filtering fluid: There is provided a hybrid polymer fiber material containing a non-electrolytic polymer and an electrolytic polymer and having properties and advantages of both polymers, and provided a method of producing the hybrid polymer fiber material, and provided a filter made of the hybrid polymer fiber material. A voltage is applied... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20110011793 - Porous member: According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a porous member formed by providing a member 1 formed of a fluororesin 3 containing carbon fiber 2 and having a predetermined shape and exposing the member 1 to an oxidizing gas to remove the carbon fiber 2 contained... Agent: Burr & Brown

20110011794 - Fabrication of enclosed nanochannels using silica nanoparticles: In accordance with the invention, there is a method of forming a nanochannel including depositing a photosensitive film stack over a substrate and forming a pattern on the film stack using interferometric lithography. The method can further include depositing a plurality of silica nanoparticles to form a structure over the... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP

20110011795 - Fluid pressure driven centrifuge apparatus: A centrifuge, comprising an upright shaft, defining an axis, a fluid centrifuging chamber rotatable about the shaft axis, first porting extending endwise in the shaft and opening laterally to said chamber, to deliver fluid to be centrifuged, to the chamber, a structure in the chamber and into which contaminate in... Agent: William W. Haefliger

20110011796 - Compacted hydrocyclone apparatus in vessels: A particular stacking configuration may be used for installing or orienting a plurality of hydrocyclones in a vessel in order to reduce vessel size and make process systems more compact at higher flow rates. Vessel size and footprint reduction may be achieved by stacking one or more hydrocyclone packs, modules... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20110011797 - Bioretention system and method: A bioretention system and method are provided for removing phosphorus, nitrogen and other materials from effluent such as wastewater and stormwater. The system and method can include a filtration media comprising water treatment residuals and other fill such as soil. Plants can be growing in the soil. The system can... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20110011798 - Removal of selenium in contaminated wastewater streams: Compositions and methods for the removal of selenium species from water containing high-salt concentrations and/or petroleum contaminants are described. The compositions and methods use a selenium-reducing microorganism adapted to adverse environments.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20110011800 - Biological nitrogen removal: The present invention relates to a method of treating a liquid to extract at least one of carbon, sulphur, nitrogen or phosphate from liquids such as waste water. Preferably, the invention is employed to remove nitrogen from waste water. In an alternate for the invention provides a wastewater treatment system.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20110011799 - Process for removing sulfide from alkaline washing liquids: Alkaline solutions resulting from extracting sulfide from hydrocarbon fluids can be treated in a combination of one or more electrodialysis cells and a bioreactor. The electrodialysis cell (2) includes an anode (4), a cathode (5), an electric power supply (7) and a first (12) and a second (11) compartment separated... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110011801 - Desalination system and process: The present invention pertains to an effective system and method for reducing or eliminating the formation of scale in desalination systems. The system utilizes at least one pair of electrodes in direct contact with a liquid to induce an oscillating electric field directly in a portion of the liquid or... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20110011802 - Systems and methods for simultaneously generating energy and treating water: A system that enables cooling a concentrated photovoltaic cell, while simultaneously treating water, e.g., desalinating sea water. A concentrated PV panel converts solar energy to electric power. Recirculated water e.g., reclaimed or sea water, at an optimized temperature range flows into the PV panel to cool the solar PV cells.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20110011803 - Sorbent fiber compositions and methods of using the same: The various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to sorbent fiber compositions. More particularly, various embodiments of the present invention are directed towards sorbent fibers for pressure swing and temperature swing adsorption processes. Various embodiments of the present invention comprise a sorbent composition, comprising a fiber comprising a plurality... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20110011804 - Binderless zeolitic adsorbents, methods for producing binderless zeolitic adsorbents, and processes for adsorptive separation of para-xylene from mixed xylenes using the binderless zeolitic adsorbents: Binderless BaKX zeolitic adsorbents, methods for their production, and processes for their use in a liquid phase adsorptive separation process are provided. An adsorbent includes a binder-converted zeolite portion formed from x wt % kaolin clay binder and (100-x) wt % unconverted Zeolite X with a silica:alumina molar ratio of... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20110011805 - Porous metal organic frameworks as desiccants: The present invention relates to the use of a porous metal organic framework comprising at least one at least bidentate organic compound coordinate to at least one metal ion as desiccant for reducing the water content of an organic liquid or for removing water from an organic liquid.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110011806 - Use of alkoxylated polyalkanolamines for splitting oil-water emulsions: The use of alkoxylated polyalkanolamines as demulsifiers for splitting oil-water emulsions, especially for splitting crude oil emulsions.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20110011807 - Device and method for operating a fuel filter: A device and a method for operating a fuel filter (1) with a diaphragm (16) for cleaning water separated from the fuel, comprising a collecting chamber (9) for the water geodetically arranged at the bottom in a housing (2) of the fuel filter (1), are proposed, comprising at least one... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20110011808 - Solar water pasteurizer: In accordance with the present invention, there are provided solar water pasteurizers that are portable, efficient, inexpensive and easy to use. In its simplest form, the solar pasteurizer includes a transparent container such as a bag or envelope that contains at least one energy converting structure and has sufficient insulation... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110011809 - Water purification system: A water purification method and devices, and in particular a purification method effective against microbes, that uses a silane-based antimicrobial, and in particular the AEGIS MICROBE SHIELD antimicrobial, where the antimicrobial is embedded, coated, or otherwise permanently applied to a substrate or carrier, such as a solid, a porous solid,... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20110011810 - Im-18 crystalline solid and process for its preparation: The invention concerns a crystalline solid designated IM-18 which has the X-ray diffraction diagram given below. Said solid has a chemical composition expressed by the empirical formula: mXO2:nGeO2:pZ2O3:qR:sF:wH2O, in which R represents one or more organic species, X represents one or more tetravalent element(s) other than germanium, Z represents at... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20110011811 - Apparatus and method for the treatment of liquid/solid mixtures: e

01/13/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110005984 - Presterilizable filtration system to be disposed of after a single use: A presterilizable filtration system is provided and is to be disposed of after a single use. The system has a recirculation tank and a filtration module that are connected to each other in a circuit via a hose system that can be regulated by at least one valve. The valve... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20110005985 - Device for treating cooling lubricants: A device for treating cooling lubricants and chips of machine tools. The device includes a container for receiving the untreated mixture of cooling lubricant liquid and solids, an endless conveyor installed in the container for carrying off the collected solids from the container, at least one filtration unit disposed in... Agent: The Maxham Firm

20110005986 - Dialysis system with cassette based balance chambers and volumetric pumps: A dialysis system includes a fresh dialysis fluid membrane pump; a spent dialysis fluid membrane pump; a first balance chamber having a fresh dialysis fluid compartment connected fluidly to the fresh dialysis fluid membrane pump and a spent dialysis fluid compartment connected fluidly to the spent dialysis fluid membrane pump;... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110005989 - Filtration systems and fitting arrangements for filtration systems: Filtration systems may comprise a manifold having a fitting and a filter having a fitting. One of the manifold fitting and the filter fitting may comprise a nozzle including a tip portion having a contact surface. The other of the manifold fitting and the filter fitting may comprise a receptacle... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20110005988 - Keyed filter assembly: Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110005987 - Submerged membrane separator and membrane cartridge: A submerged membrane separator includes: a plurality of membrane cartridges arranged at predetermined spaces; a flow generating device for generating flows in one direction along the membrane surfaces of the membrane cartridges; and wall members on both sides of a channel of the flow in the one direction formed between... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20110005990 - Filter: The invention relates to a filter, comprising a filter medium (10), which during operation is used to clean fluid, particularly in the form of hydraulic fluid, wherein the filter medium (10) is made of a material the potential difference to the fluid to be cleaned is low. The invention further... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20110005991 - Container for filtering liquid having an outlet aperture for air: A container for the filtration of liquid is described, which has a cup and a cover mounted on the cup. The cup is at least partly filled with a filter material and has at least one outlet window for the liquid. The cover has at least one inlet window and... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20110005992 - Dialysis system with balance chamber prime and rinseback: A dialysis system includes an extracorporeal circuit including a dialyzer; a dialysis fluid circuit including a first balance chamber, a second balance chamber, a fresh dialysis fluid pump in fluid communication with first and second fresh compartments of the first and second balance chambers, respectively, the first and second fresh... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110005994 - Membrane element and membrane module: When permeate pushed up by aeration presses a filtration membrane, the reversed portion of the filtration membrane flexibly swells to allow the permeate to move and suppresses a load acting on the filtration membrane, thereby preventing the filtration membrane from being broken.... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20110005993 - Membrane separator and membrane cassette: The wall member of a water collecting case forms a projecting portion projecting to the outer side and recessed portions recessed to the inner side.... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310

20110005995 - Fluid filter and method of construction: An axial flow depth filter having a cellulose filter medium of tissue paper spirally wound about a paperboard core is secured to a paperboard inner flow tube for operation by a full surface coating of high performance polyamide hot melt adhesive applied between the I.D. of the paperboard core and... Agent: W. Allen Marcontell

20110005996 - Liquid filter, in particular an oil filter: A liquid filter with a filter housing (9) with a filter element (8, 108, 208) arranged within. Within the filter element (8, 108, 208) a standpipe (3, 103, 203) is arranged. This standpipe is sealing connected with the filter element, whereby in the connecting range between standpipe and filter element... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20110005997 - Hybrid tfc ro membranes with nitrogen additives: RO membranes using chlorinated water as a feed stream maybe protected from damage by the chlorine with a protective layer including reactive nitrogen which forms chloromines on the surface of the membrane that reduce chlorine penetration. This protective layer also provides substantial anti-fouling capabilities, whether used with a chlorinated or... Agent: Brunell Ip, PC C/o Cpa Global

20110005998 - Methods of and sludge collector with adjacent opposed oppositely-moving blades for moving sludge in a basin: 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

20110005999 - Recycling and treatment process for produced and used flowback fracturing water: A portable water recycling and treatment system and process for used and produced flowback frac water pumps the water from a collection tank through a series of dedicated hydration, retention and filtering tanks and vessels that provide treatment for the removal of chemicals, sediments and other containments. The system, which... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20110006000 - Biofilm remediation of metal containing wastewater: A method of in situ treatment of wastewater that is contaminated with a heavy metal may include passing a flow of contaminated wastewater through a reactor vessel. The reactor vessel may contain a plurality of biofilm retaining structures. Each of the structures may at least be partially coated with a... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20110006001 - Method and system for surface water treatment: m

20110006002 - Low concentration wastewater treatment system and process: A low concentration wastewater treatment system is provided that includes a high flux adsorbent material treatment system integrated with a low flux adsorbent material biological regeneration reactor. The high flux adsorbent material treatment system includes one or more unit operations for mixing low concentration wastewater with adsorbent material that is... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20110006003 - Cyclic aeration system for submerged membrane modules: An aeration system for a submerged membrane module has a set of aerators connected to an air blower, valves and a controller adapted to alternately provide a higher rate or air flow and a lower rate of air flow in repeated cycles. In an embodiment, the air blower, valves and... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20110006004 - Apparatus and method for down-regulating immune system mediators in blood: A method and apparatus for preventing and treating septicemia in patient blood is provided. The extracorporeal system includes an antimicrobial device to inactivate at least 99% of bloodborne microorganisms, a hemoconcentrator/filtration unit to remove approximately 50-75% of target molecules from the patient blood and a filter unit to remove target... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110006006 - Combined axial piston liquid pump and energy recovery pressure exchanger: A pumping machine, that can serve a system as the sole main pump for pressurizing a primary liquid flow, incorporates, in a single machine, a rotor-drum type AP (axial piston) pump and a PX (pressure exchanger) that recovers energy from a secondary liquid flow such as the brine discharge from... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20110006005 - Desalination system and method: A desalination system comprises a reverse osmosis device, a pump for pressurizing fluid to be desalinated, a supply conduit for supplying the pressurized fluid to the reverse osmosis device, and a wave power system for driving operation of the pump, wherein the wave power system comprises a turbine connectable to... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20110006007 - Composite polymeric filtration media: Provided are filtration media, matrixes, and systems for liquid purification that utilize functional polymer particles. The functional polymer particles can comprise a cationic charge. Exemplary functional polymer particles comprise comprise [3-(methacryloylamino)propyl]-trimethylammonium chloride (MAPTAC) polymerized with trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TMPTMA).... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110006008 - Apparatus and process for the separation of solids and liquids: A filter column apparatus comprising a filtration zone and a reslurry zone. These zones are separated by a barrier wall or are in substantial cooperation with each other. Also disclosed is a process for separating at least a portion of at least one substantially solid component from a solid-liquid stream... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.

20110006009 - Anti-microbial matrix and filtration system: Provided are an anti-microbial matrix and filtration systems containing the same. The matrix comprises a surface-modified inorganic component and a polymeric binder comprising particles having an irregular, convoluted surface. The surface-modified inorganic component comprises a reaction product of an anti-microbial component and an inorganic component. The anti-microbial component comprises a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110006010 - Interlayer ion replacing method for hydrotalcite-like substance, regenerating method, and interlayer ion replacing apparatus: There are provided an interlayer ion replacing method and an interlayer ion replacing apparatus which can efficiently replace the interlayer negative ions of hydrotalcite-like substances. The amount of positive ions which chemically-react with at least one of the interlayer negative ions or substituent negative ions is adjusted to facilitate desorption... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd

20110006011 - Method for the elution of 18f fluoride trapped on an anion-exchange phase in a form suitable for efficient radiolabeling without any evaporation step: e

20110006012 - method for decomposing oil and other organic insoluble and semi-soluble liquids in an aqueous medium: A method of decomposing an organic liquid, having a solubility in water of 0 or less than 50 g/l at 25° C., comprising: a) emulsifying an amount of the organic liquid in an amount of an aqueous medium to form an emulsion of the organic liquid in the aqueous medium;... Agent: Gomez International Patent Office, LLC

20110006013 - Method for the removal of submicron particulates from chlorinated water by sequentially adding a cationic polymer followed by adding an anionic polymer: A method for removing submicron colloidal particulates, such as hydrocarbons, from water. The method includes first adding a soluble, cationic polymer, such as chitosan, a salt, or solution of chitosan to water containing the submicron particulates and a halogenating agent, followed by adding a soluble, anionic polymer or anionic salt... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110006014 - System and method for process and waste water filtration: A system and method for filtering caster rinse water. A flocculating agent is added to caster rinse water and the mixture is agitated first at high-speed and then at low-speed to promote flocculation. The flocked solids are removed from the caster rinse water using a filtration unit and the filtered... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20110006015 - Elongate mesh pack for use as part of a filter candle: An elongate mesh pack for filtering a fluid defines a mesh pack axial opening. The mesh pack comprises a filter medium for filtration of the fluid and has an end fitting securely fixed to the filter medium, the end fitting providing a first extremity of the mesh pack. The end... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110006016 - Centrifugal basket assembly with segmented dam and method: The separator screen arrangement of a centrifugal basket assembly reduces separator screen wear and eases structural replacement of worn parts. The centrifugal basket assembly comprises a screen-supporting basket; a separator screen, and a series of J-shaped dam segments. The separator screen is received and supported by the basket and comprises... Agent: Charles F. Meroni, Jr.

20110006017 - Dual stage filtration with barrier for fuel water separation: A dual stage filter includes an outer filter with a first media and an inner filter with a second media. A barrier is between the first media and the second media. The barrier directs fluid flow between the first and second media. The barrier creates a flow path between the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20110006018 - High viscosity fluid filtering system: There is provided herein a system for filtering oils and/or emulsions including one or more filtering devices comprising stacked filtering elements configured to filter oils and/or emulsions, one or more tanks configured to hold oils and/or emulsions, and one or more pumps configured to pump oils and/or emulsions.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

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20110000830 - Hemodialysis apparatus: A hemodialysis apparatus includes a hemodialysis treatment administering unit including a blood treating unit for treating patient's blood; and a controller for controlling the hemodialysis treatment administering unit. The controller includes a maximum change rate setting unit for setting the maximum rate of change in circulating blood volume, and an... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20110000832 - Dialysis system with enhanced features: A dialysis system includes a dialysis fluid cassette-based membrane blood pump; a dialyzer in fluid communication with the blood pump: first and second dialysis fluid cassette-based balance chambers each having (i) a fresh dialysis fluid compartment in fluid communication with the dialyzer and (ii) a spent dialysis fluid compartment; a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110000831 - Membrane separation processes and systems for enhanced permeant recovery: Membrane separation processes and systems are disclosed that pass a portion of the feed (102) to the permeate side of the membrane (104) to reduce membrane surface area and thus provide economically attractive processes and systems for treating large volume refinery and chemical process streams.... Agent: Honeywell/uop Patent Services

20110000833 - Fuel filter system, especially for diesel engines: The invention relates to a fuel filter system, especially for Diesel engines, comprising a filter housing (1) having a fuel inlet (27) and a fuel outlet (29) and a dehydrating filter medium (23) between the inlet and the outlet for the fuel to pass through, the filter housing (1) having... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20110000834 - System for reception and transport of lime mud from a white liquor filter: The system is for the reception and transport of dry lime mud from a continuously operating pressurized filter in a causticization process. A tube valve is used as an outlet from the pressurized process. The tube valve has a minimum length that is twice a diameter of the tube. A... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)

20110000835 - Fluid purification pump control apparatuses and methods: A pump in fluid communication with the outlet of a fluid purification apparatus. A pump may furthermore provide fluid to the inlet of the fluid purification apparatus. An embodiment includes a fluid driven rotating inlet device in fluid communication with the inlet of the fluid purification apparatus and an outlet... Agent: The Law Office Of Richard W. James

20110000836 - Efficient arrangement of membrane bioreactors: Flat-sheet membrane filter assemblies require open space around equipment to form a viable path for an internal recycle or roll pattern. Creating a dedicated roll pattern for individual filter assemblies is space intensive and imposes process constraints on tank dimensions. A hollow wall or series of pipes forms a recycle... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger

20110000837 - Multiple inlet flow regulator: A multiple inlet flow regulator with a restricted low-level inlet and upper-level overflow inlet is used to modify a new or existing storm water catch basin to regulate the flow of storm water from the catch basin into the sewer system. During periods of heavy rains and high flows into... Agent: Roland Roy Jr.

20110000838 - Cleaning systems and methods for cleaning containers having non-vertical sidewalls: The present invention is directed towards devices combining swimming pool skimmers, pumps, and removable, disposable filters into integral, sidewall-mounted systems for above-ground pools and other above-ground liquid containment enclosures, and methods for the use of such systems to remove both larger floating debris and smaller particulate matter to maintain water... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20110000839 - Filter cartridge centering device: A filter cartridge centering device and method are provided for centering a filter cartridge within a filter canister. The device includes a flexible elongate strap having a strap portion with a series of ratchet teeth formed near a first end and an enlarged head portion formed at a second end.... Agent: Thompson & Thompson, P.A.

20110000840 - Filtration arrangement for micro, ultra and nanofiltration: The invention relates to a filtration device including a flat filter module and a base housing, on which the flat filter module is placed. A wall of the base housing includes a polymer cellular lightweight construction material, or a fiber composite material.... Agent: Propat, L.L.C.

20110000841 - Filter cartridge and method for producing and using thereof: The group of inventions relates to liquid purifying devices and can be used for purifying drinking water and other liquids for household, medical and other purposes. A filter cartridge is filled with a filtering material and is configured in the form of an open bowl which can be closed with... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20110000842 - Humidifying membrane module: To provide a humidifying membrane module that is reduced in weight, size and cost by making a case in a single layer structure, the humidifying membrane module has a hollow fiber membrane bundle constructed from plural hollow fiber membranes, a case accommodating the hollow fiber membrane bundle, a first flow... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110000843 - Apparatus for filtering liquids and related filtering component: An apparatus for filtering liquids and the related filtering component, wherein the apparatus includes a head detachably associated to a container that accommodates a mechanically-acting filtering component; the head is provided with an inlet for the liquid to be filtered, which is connected to the portion of the container upstream... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.

20110000844 - Connection member and separation membrane module using the same: Provided are a connection member capable of preventing leakage from a supply side to a permeating side from occurring by a simple means; and a separation membrane module using the connection member. The connection member (20) is used to connect in series a plurality of separation membrane elements equipped with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110000846 - Crystalline polymer microporous membrane, method for producing the same, and filtration filter: A crystalline polymer microporous membrane, which contains: a microporous film formed of a crystalline polymer, which has a plurality of pores; and a hydrophilic polymer containing a hydroxyl group, which covers exposed surfaces of the microporous film, wherein the plurality of pores have a larger average pore diameter at a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110000845 - High loft spunbonded web: Herein are disclosed high loft spunbonded webs that are substantially free of crimped fibers and gap-formed fibers. The webs exhibit a solidity of from less than 8.0% to about 4.0% and a ratio of Effective Fiber Diameter to Actual Fiber Diameter of at least 1.40. Also disclosed are methods of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110000847 - Method for producing particles electrostatically: The invention refers to a method for forming particles or droplets of at least one substance comprising the steps of providing a foamed medium, which foamed medium comprises said substance, and forming particles or droplets of said substance at least partly by electrostatic processing. The use of foamed medium in... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20110000848 - Removal of sediment from a container holding liquid: A sediment removal assembly (10) is provided for removal of sediment (110) in a container (100). The assembly has a container seal (12) for sealing an opening (114) to the container. The container seal is formed with a seal body (14) with a flow through passageway (20) between opposite ends... Agent: Jones Day

20110000849 - Water purification apparatus and method for using pressure filter and pore control fiber filter: The present invention provides a water purification apparatus and method using a pressurized micro-filter preprocessed with a coagulation inclined-plate sedimentation reservoir and a pore-control fiber filter for improvement of a recovery rate, which removes the dissolved organic materials and the turbidity of raw water through a preprocess by a flash... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20110000850 - Water treatment: A process for the treatment of water comprising at least the steps of: (a) providing the water in laminar flow; and (b) providing bubblefree aeration to the water. The present invention introduces aerobic treatment into wastewater settlement without any hindrance to the settlement process. The present invention is useable for... Agent: Winstead PC

20110000851 - High performance nitrifying sludge for high ammonium concentration and low temperature wastewater treatment: Compositions of bacteria which are effective for the nitrification of wastewater, particularly at low temperatures, are described. The compositions are comprised of 35 strains or populations of at least partially characterized isolated bacteria. These compositions may be used to treat wastewater contaminated with animal fecal waste and/or ammonia. In use,... Agent: Usda-ars-office Of Technology Transfer National Ctr For Agricultural Utilization Research

20110000852 - Thin layer chromatography plates and related methods: In an embodiment, a method for manufacturing a thin layer chromatography (“TLC”) plate is disclosed. The method includes forming a layer of elongated nanostructures (e.g., carbon nanotubes), and at least partially coating the elongated nanostructures with a coating. The coating includes a stationary phase and/or precursor of a stationary phase... Agent: Workman Nydegger C/o US Synthetic Corp.

20110000853 - Process and device for separating fractions of a mixture: The invention concerns a method for separating fractions of a mixture using a chromatography device. The method includes the following steps: controlling in one node of the device, the history of a specific variable of the fractions of the mixture to be separated; detecting one characteristic point of the history,... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20110000854 - Use of a dual polymer system for enhanced water recovery and improved separation of suspended solids and other substances from an aqueous media: A method uses anionic and cationic polymers added in, any order or simultaneously, to aqueous media for the removal of substances. The sequential addition of the two biopolymers, anionic xanthan, followed by cationic chitosan, causes the rapid formation of very large and cohesive fibrillar aggregates that may exhibit high solids... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110000855 - Media for removal of contaminants from fluid streams and method of making and using same: Sorption media for removal of contaminants from fluid streams are provided. The sorption media comprise an active compound bound or linked to a support substrate or matrix. Support substrates can include iron- and alumina-based materials. A method for making sorption media for the removal of contaminants from fluid streams is... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20110000856 - Method for treatment of water comprising non-polar compounds: A process for removal of non-polar compounds from water, wherein the non-polar compounds exist in dissolved or dispersed form, wherein the water is led through a preparation tank wherein the temperature is adjusted and wherein possible solid particles are removed. The water is then led via pipe into a reactor... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20110000857 - Method and system of sludge treatment: A sludge dewatering system that includes a reactor to apply an electric field across at least a portion of the volume of the sludge and a dewatering station to dewater the sludge. The dewatering system may include one or more bypass lines so that at a portion of volume the... Agent: Kevin J. Mcneely, Esq.

20110000858 - Fluid purification pressure control apparatuses and methods: Apparatuses and methods for improved operation of a fluid purification apparatus. The fluid purification apparatus includes a pressure sensor to energize and de-energize one or more components of the fluid purification apparatus based on the pressure entering or in the fluid purification apparatus.... Agent: The Law Office Of Richard W. James

20110000859 - Fluid purification level control apparatuses and methods: Apparatuses and methods for level control in a fluid purification apparatus. The apparatuses and methods include a fluid purification apparatus and a level sensor that regulates operation of the fluid purification apparatus. The level sensor may further operate a bypass valve or a heater.... Agent: The Law Office Of Richard W. James

20110000860 - Method and apparatus for the continous production of low concentrations of chlorine dioxide from low concentrations of aqueous chlorite: Provided are methods and systems for continuously producing low concentrations of chlorine dioxide from dilute solutions of sodium chlorite. The low concentrations of chlorine dioxide produced allow for reduced exposure risk with direct application of the chlorine dioxide stream. The incorporation of a suitable chlorine dioxide detector permits continuous monitoring... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC

20110000861 - Portable and scalable water reclamation system and method: An embodiment of a water reclamation system has at least one water filtration module mounted to a transport vehicle. The at least one water filtration module has a plurality of water treatment vessels with a treatment media positioned therein. A waste water inlet header, a produced water collection header, and... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20110000862 - Separator and separation method: A problem is to solve problems on removal of solids by a screen and on an installation space and pipe connection in a separator. A solution to the problem is as follows. A separator 1, which is a device for separating solids contained in influent liquid, has a separation tank... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

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