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Liquid purification or separation February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110042280 - Bag path fluid filter assembly: A fluid filter assembly including a flexible and formable enclosure so as to be useable in many filter applications. The enclosure defines a portion of a fluid flow path residing entirely within the filter assembly, eliminating any fluid contact within the remaining portions of the filter assembly. This flow path... Agent: Alticor Inc.

20110042281 - Gas-dissolved water supply system: Provided is a gas-dissolved water supply system that can efficiently produce highly concentrated gas-dissolved water and can circulate and supply the water to a use point. To a storage tank 1, waste water (cleaning waste water) that is water containing dissolved gas (oxygen) used for cleaning an object to be... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20110042282 - Pressure-controlled liquid supply system and pump control device for use therein: A pressure-controlled liquid supply system uses a pump control device to switch a pump on and off in response to a pressure level in the pumped liquid. The pump control device minimizes short cycling of the pump by preventing shut off of the pump while a flow is present through... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20110042283 - Liquid delivery device, liquid chromatograph, and method for operation of liquid delivery device: The present invention provides a liquid delivery device for liquid chromatographs which, by performing liquid delivery at an accurate flow rate with limited pulsation, gives accurate results of analyses. The present invention, with a view to preventing erroneous operation due to errors in measurements at the time of judgment of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110042284 - Dredging apparatus: In embodiments of the invention, a dredging head assembly uses vacuum only, or a combination of vacuum and flexible PVC tines, rather than the harsh digging and/or scraping features of conventional dredging equipment. Embodiments of the invention also provide a dredging head assembly that may be used in very shallow... Agent: Law Office Of Steven R. Olsen, PLLC

20110042285 - Vehicle for introducing alkaline materials into bodies of water: The invention relates to a self-propelled water vehicle (1) for introducing alkaline materials into bodies of water. The invention is characterized in that the water vehicle (1) has at least one supply container (2) for alkaline materials, at least one intake device (3) for water from the body of water,... Agent: Jonathan P. O''brien, Ph.d. Honigman Miller Schwartz And Cohn LLP

20110042286 - Inexpensive fourth world primitive water cleanser with key parts transportable in suitcase size packaging: e

20110042287 - Portable water softener: A portable water softener for converting hard water from a household water outlet to softened water is disclosed. The portable water softener includes an elongated housing having opposite first and second ends and an elongated conduit having opposite first and second ends. The first end of the conduit is coupled... Agent: Elias Borges

20110042288 - Enhanced coalescer: A coalescer is used in series with a hydrocyclone to enhance the removal of a dispersed phase from a continuous phase by first using a coalescer that lacks removal of any separated dispersed phase prior to cyclonic action in the hydrocyclone. The dispersed phase may be oil and the continuous... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20110042290 - Chromatography column and maintenance method: A chromatography column and method of maintenance is described which does not require the use of a hoist or crane for disassembly. The method provides improved operator safety by reducing the need for the operator to work below a suspended or supported load within the column. Furthermore, the removal or... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20110042289 - Filter with support cage: The invention further provides a chromatographic separating column which has a syringe-shaped column element (2) which is open at one end and is provided at the other end with a tapered outlet (11) and into which such a filter element (3, 10) has been inserted.... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate

20110042291 - Waste fluid treating apparatus: A waste fluid treating apparatus including a pure water generating unit including an ion exchanger for purifying a fresh water sent by a fresh water pump to obtain a pure water. The ion exchanger includes a housing, an anion exchange resin layer accommodated in the housing, and a mixed resin... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20110042292 - Belt filter apparatus: The invention concerns a belt filter apparatus including a first belt filter section on which a mixture of fine material and a liquid can be placed hydraulically to create partially dry fine material and a second belt filter section on which the partially dry fine material can be placed in... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20110042294 - End cap assembly adapted for interconnecting filtration elements: The disclosure describes end cap assemblies adapted for interconnecting filtration elements in end-to-end relationship and including means for selectively preventing relative rotation between adjacent end caps once engaged.... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20110042293 - Oil filter assembly: An oil filter assembly (10) has a receiving chamber that can be closed by a cover element and a spring-loaded supporting tube (22) that is fixed in the receiving chamber (18) and is designed to receive a filter element (20) that can be radially traversed by oil, the supporting tube... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20110042295 - Collapsible core, filter, and method: A collapsible winding core for a filter element is provided. A fluted filter media is wound about the collapsible winding core having a cylindrical shape. Subsequently, the collapsible winding core is collapsed into a generally flat shape to from the filter element having a racetrack shape.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

20110042296 - Apparatus and method for preparing platelet rich plasma and concentrates thereof: Disclosed is a separator-concentrator, such as for separating and concentrating platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) from whole blood that is suitable for office use or emergency use for trauma victims. The PRP separator comprises a motorized centrifugal separation assembly and a concentrator assembly. The centrifugal separation assembly comprises a centrifugal drum separator and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110042297 - Basic magnesium sulfate granule, and process for production thereof: Basic magnesium sulfate granules having a bulk density of 0.5-1.0 g/cm3, a mean crushing strength of 700-900 g and a water content of 3 wt. % or less which comprises agglomerated particles of fibrous basic magnesium sulfate particles and fibrous xonotolite particles in a weight ratio of 95:5 to 70:30,... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20110042298 - Filter medium and water filtration system including the same: A filter medium comprises: a) 55 to 80 percent by weight of activated carbon particles having a D50 of 70 to 130 micrometers and a D10 of 25 to 50 micrometers; b) 5 to 20 percent by weight of first catalytic activated carbon particles having a D50 in a range... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110042299 - Composite membrane assemblies and methods of making and using the same: A composite membrane assembly is provided. The composite membrane assembly comprises a porous substrate, a filtering membrane at least partially coupled to the porous substrate, a polymer membrane at least partially coupled to the filtering membrane, and an interface material at least partially disposed between the filtering membrane and the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20110042300 - Screen cylinder: The present invention relates to a screen cylinder that is particularly suitable for screening, filtering, fractionating, or sorting cellulose pulp suspensions of the pulp and paper making industry, or other similar suspensions. The present invention relates more particularly to a screen cylinder formed from a plurality of screen wires leaving... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20110042301 - Inorganic membrane devices and methods of making and using the same: An inorganic membrane device is provided. The device comprises a substrate having a network of pores, and a membrane layer at least partially coupled to the substrate and having a plurality of pores, wherein the pores have an aspect ratio in a range from about 1:2 to about 1:100.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20110042302 - Performance polymeric fiber webs: Provided are nonwoven polymeric fiber webs using an improved curable composition. Such curable composition comprises a reaction product of an amine and a reactant in the form of an amino-amide intermediate. To the amino-amide is added an aldehyde or ketone to form the curable binder composition. The composition when applied... Agent: Johns Manville

20110042303 - Polymeric fiber webs with binder comprising salt of inorganic acid: Provided are nonwoven polymeric fiber webs using an improved curable composition. Such curable composition comprises an aldehyde or ketone and an amine salt of an inorganic acid. The composition when applied to polymeric fibers is cured to form a water-insoluble polymer binder which exhibits good adhesion and thermodimensional stability.... Agent: Johns Manville

20110042304 - Method and apparatus to enhance separation performance of a lean and low mean size dispersed phase from a continuous phase: Two hydrocyclones used in series enhances the removal of a dispersed liquid phase from a continuous liquid phase by cyclonic action. The first hydrocyclone has no overflow outlet and serves to coalesce the droplets or particles of the disperse phase together thereby increasing contaminant size distribution. The second hydrocyclone functions... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20110042305 - Gas actuated mixing system and method: A gas bubble agitated mixing system for viscous fluids comprising: a container (1) in which a viscous fluid (2) may be held; one or more gas pipes (6), each gas pipe having an outlet (8) arranged to introduce gas bubbles (9) into the base region of the container (1), said... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20110042306 - Method and apparatus for generating fresh water, and method and apparatus for desalinating sea water: An object is to provide a sea water desalinating method that is capable of efficiently producing purified water, such as fresh water, from unpurified water, such as sea water. Provided is a fresh water generating method for generating fresh water by way of reverse osmosis membrane filtration, which includes mixing... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20110042307 - Methods and apparatuses to reduce hydrogen sulfide in a biogas: Apparatuses and methods for anaerobic digestion of high-solids waste and the removal of hydrogen sulfide from a biogas are provided. The methods may include and the apparatuses may be used for moving the solid waste in a corkscrew-like fashion through a closed container. The method may further include moving the... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c. Intellectual Property Department

20110042308 - Method for cleaning filtration membrane modules and membrane bioreactor system for treating untreated water or wastewater or activated sludge: A method of cleaning filtration modules for the treatment of raw water, or wastewater, or activated sludge, is provided by circulating particles in untreated water. The deposits located on the filter membrane outer surfaces are removed by the mechanical action of the particles, without significantly damaging the membrane. Initially, untreated... Agent: Propat, L.L.C.

20110042309 - Solar powered aeration and microbial incubation system: Disclosed is a system and method for treating a body of water, without the necessity of being connected to an electrical grid, that includes photovoltaic collectors and a battery bank that is charged by the photovoltaic collectors. The photovoltaic collectors and the battery bank operate a series of air pumps... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20110042310 - Method and device for chromatographic purification: A process for continuous or quasi-continuous purification of a multi-component mixture (F) by means of individual chromatographic columns through which the mixture is fed by means of at least one solvent(s). The multi-component mixture (F) at least comprises light impurities (A), an intermediate product (B) to be purified and heavy... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110042311 - Membrane system: According to the present invention there is provided a method and apparatus for treating a contaminated liquid, the method comprising feeding said liquid to a treatment tank containing a treatment medium in the form of a filtration membrane or a reactive surface, applying a siphon to said treatment tank to... Agent: Bell & Associates

20110042312 - Process control for an immersed membrane system: An immersed membrane system or process may use measured or calculated process information to optimize one or more process operating parameters to improve performance or reduce operating costs. An on-line process control system or method may use the resistance in series method in operating an immersed membrane water treatment system.... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20110042313 - Bioequivalence dialysis: The present invention relates to a method for treating blood composition disorders and blood function disorders. Said method comprises steps, in which blood or blood plasma of a patient is brought into extracorporeal contact with a second fluid (bioequivalent), wherein said second fluid is blood or modified blood, which comprises... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20110042314 - Method for making purified water and electricity and a device therefor: A method for producing clean water and electricity, in which water to be cleaned undergoes membrane distillation through one or several units (1) including a first wall (2) that is impermeable to water and has the form of a sheet, a membrane (3) through which water in the gaseous phase... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110042315 - Pervaporation composite membrane for aqueous solution separation and methods for using the same: In one embodiment, a membrane comprises: a nonporous, hydrophobic selective layer configured to be on a feed solution side of the membrane and polyethylene layer configured to be on a permeate side of the membrane, wherein the membrane is configured to selectively separate an organic component from an aqueous solution.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110042316 - Liquid filtration media: A liquid filter with a composite medium that has a nanoweb adjacent to and optionally bonded to a microporous membrane. The membrane is characterized by an LRV value of 3.7 at a rated particle size, and the nanoweb has a fractional filtration efficiency of greater than 0.1 at the rated... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20110042317 - Method and device for extracting an analyte: The invention provides extraction columns for the purification of an analyte (e.g., a biological macromolecule, such as a peptide, protein or nucleic acid) from a sample solution, as well as methods for making and using such columns. The columns typically include a bed of extraction media positioned in the column... Agent: Phynexus, Inc.

20110042318 - Systems, methods and compositions for the separation and recovery of hydrocarbons from particulate matter: Systems, methods and compositions for the separation and recovery of hydrocarbons from particulate matter are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method includes contacting particulate matter with at least one ionic liquid. The particulate matter contains at least one hydrocarbon and at least one solid particulate. When the particulate... Agent: J. Rodman Steele, Jr. Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110042319 - Method for processing sludge: The invention relates to a method for processing sludge, comprising the addition of a lime-based basic agent to a sludge having a first pH value in order to raise the pH to a second value higher than the first one, adding at least one anionic organic flocculating agent that is... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP

20110042320 - Treatment of contaminated water from gas wells: Systems and methods for treating contaminated water from gas wells by adding an inorganic coagulant and a low molecular weight polymer to the contaminated water to increase the size of solid particulates in the water and to thereby allow the solid particulates to be filtered or to otherwise be removed... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20110042321 - Methods for flocculating suspensions using biobased renewable flocculants: Methods for aggregating suspended solid particles in an aqueous medium involving mixing the aqueous medium with an effective amount of a flocculant to aggregate the solid particles to form aggregated solid particles, and optionally separating the aggregated solid particles from the aqueous medium. The flocculant is obtained from animal blood.... Agent: Usda, Ars, Ott

20110042322 - Apparatus and methods for variably sterilizing aqueous liquids: A flow through aqueous liquid sterilization apparatus which employs substantially fixed temperatures and pressures and variable flow rates through the apparatus for controllably processing aqueous liquids to achieve predetermined values of SALs.... Agent: Gale H. Thome

20110042323 - Oil recovery system and apparatus: A system and method for cleaning oil spills from the surface of a body of water involves deploying a plurality of remotely guided self-propelled floating liquid hydrocarbons collection and separation apparatus, floating liquid hydrocarbons retention booms and floating liquid hydrocarbons storage devices, moving the liquid hydrocarbons boom to contain the... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20110042325 - Polymeric delivery vehicle for nanoparticles: Efficient, targeted delivery of polymer entrapped nanoparticles, nutrients and microorganisms is provided by amphiphilic polysiloxane graft copolymers (APGC) based metal nanoparticle delivery vehicles configured to increase colloidal stability, reduce oxidation by non-target compounds, and have affinity towards water/contaminant interfaces.... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20110042324 - System and method for water restoration: A polarized distribution of positive flow sources are deployed to at least partially circumscribe one side of an oily patch floating in a water region and negative flow sources deployed to at least partially circumscribe the other side of the oily patch. Water emanates near the water line level from... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20110042326 - Photocatalytically active tio2-molded bodies: The present invention relates to a method of purifying wastewater by contacting the wastewater which is to be purified with a rod-shaped TiO2 photocatalyst which has a BET surface area of 25 to 200 m2/g, a pore volume of 0.10 to 1.00 ml/g, and a median pore diameter of 0.005... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20110042327 - Methods and systems for treating sour water: A method of removing contaminates from sour water is provided. The method includes producing raw sour water within a syngas production system, and removing the contaminates from the raw sour water using a chemical reaction within a treatment unit to produce treated sour water. The treatment unit is in flow... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20110042328 - Continuous sludge decant system: A continuous sludge decant system and associated methods are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment an apparatus for decanting sludge includes: a decant vessel configured to receive sludge influent, to contain the sludge to be heated and decanted, and to discharge the sludge and a decanted liquid from the sludge, and... Agent: George R. Reardon

20110042329 - Combination filter arrangment and method: A cartridge type filter is mounted in a housing and is serviced through the top of the housing. The cartridge includes first and second media packs axially stacked. The second media pack is in series behind the first media pack, and filters a portion of the liquid therethrough. The second... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

  
02/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110036760 - Grey water regeneration system: The object of this invention is a grey water regeneration system for its subsequent reuse which guarantees the quality of the purified water, disposing of sensors which fully control the process by means of an automaton programmed so that if it detects any problem in the system, the water can... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20110036761 - Automatic ozone water output device: An automatic ozone water output device includes a faucet unit, at least one water inlet pipe, and an ozone generator. The faucet unit will automatically detect the presence of a user to output water. The water inlet pipe having a Venturi section connects the faucet unit and a water source.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20110036762 - Digester gas mixer for waste liquid treatment: A mixer for anaerobic decomposition of sludge in a digester, captures and compressed biogas emitted by the decomposing sludge. The compressed biogas proceeds through supply lines to bubble forming plates mounted in the lower portion of the digester, close to or on the digester floor. Biogas accumulates under the forming... Agent: Anthony Claiborne

20110036765 - Clean water filter assembly of refrigerator: Disclosed is a clean water filter of a refrigerator, comprising: a clean water filter allowing water flowed into the refrigerator to be cleaned; a filter head to which the clean water filter is detachably coupled; a rotation cover rotatably coupled to the filter head and provided to receive at least... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110036763 - Filler and filter unit for a tank, in particular for the fuel of a motor vehicle fitted with a diesel engine: The unit comprises a tubular filler, provided with an internal thread) suitable for coupling with a corresponding external thread of the mouthpiece of the tank, and with, internally, a plurality of essentially coplanar anchoring prominences which, in the fitted condition, rest on part of the top edge of the mouthpiece... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110036764 - Replaceable hollow fiber membrane filter device: A replaceable hollow fiber membrane filter device comprising an upper cap, a lower cap, and a cartridge. The cartridge has multiple hollow fiber membrane bundles inside, and an upper and a lower membrane tube covers which are used to fix two ends of hollow fiber membrane bundles. The bottom of... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20110036766 - Fluid filter: An internal combustion engine liquid filter, comprising: a filter housing and housing cover a ring filter element; at least one intermediate piece arranged below the filter housing cover and above the housing; an inlet channel arranged on the housing side, communicating with a crude side of the ring filter element,... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110036767 - Water processor: A quickly cleanable water processor includes a shell, a water pipe, at least one filtering unit and a cleaning unit. The shell includes a space defined therein, a water inlet, a water outlet and an air inlet. The water inlet and outlet and the air inlet and outlet are in... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20110036768 - Continuous blood purification system provided with syringe pumps: The continuous blood purification system according to the present invention comprises a blood purifier (1), a blood circuit (2), a dialysate-supply line (4), a replacement fluid-supply line (5) and a water-removal line (6), wherein the dialysate-supply line (4), the replacement fluid-supply line (5) and the water-removal line (6) are provided... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20110036769 - Solid-liquid separating device, filtering apparatus, and solid-liquid separating method: A solid-liquid separating apparatus is provided with: a separating roll which has a substantially cylindrical shape with a plurality of through holes, which penetrate between an inner surface and an outer surface in radial direction thereof, and is rotatable in circumferential direction thereof; and a pair of separating filter cloths... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20110036770 - Sealing device of a filter system for filtering fluids: A sealing device (24) of a filter system (10) for filtering fluids, in particular of a motor vehicle, with a sealing ring (26) is described. The sealing ring (26) serves to seal a pipe (16), in particular a central pipe of a filter housing (12), that penetrates through a flange-sided... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p

20110036771 - Ballasted anaerobic system and method for treating wastewater: A ballasted anaerobic system for treating wastewater including at least one anaerobic treatment reactor. A weighting agent impregnation subsystem is configured to mix weighting agent with the biological flocs to form weighted biological flocs to create a weighted anaerobic sludge blanket in the at least one anaerobic treatment reactor. A... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20110036772 - Method of removing phosphorus from wastewater: A process for removing phosphorus from wastewater wherein an iron or aluminum salt is added to the wastewater. The iron or aluminum salt results in the precipitation of certain iron or aluminum species that include phosphorus adsorption sites. These iron or phosphorus species are settled and become a part of... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20110036773 - Method of operating a blood treatment apparatus, and blood volume monitor and blood treatment apparatus for implementing the method: The present invention proposes a method of operating a blood treatment apparatus for the extracorporeal blood treatment of a patient , a blood volume monitor for monitoring an extracorporeal blood treatment of the patient by means of a blood treatment apparatus, and a blood treatment apparatus.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110036774 - Spiral wound membrane module for forward osmotic use: A spiral wound membrane module for forward osmotic use is disclosed. The membrane module may generally include a forward osmosis membrane in a spiral wound configuration. The module may include two inlets and two outlets, and may define first and second fluid flow paths. The inlets to each of the... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20110036775 - Sea water reverse osmosis system to reduce concentrate volume prior to disposal: The present invention includes systems and methods for treatment of seawater RO system for recovering most of the water (i.e., 85-90%) from the concentrate of a brackish groundwater reverse osmosis treatment system that may use, e.g., a batch method. With proper pH control and antiscalant dosage, the batch-treatment SWRO system... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20110036776 - Processing method of liquid: A processing method of liquid includes: decomposing a resin in liquid by allowing ozone gas to contact the liquid containing a water-soluble carbonyl compound and the resin; and removing organic acid generated by decomposing the resin in the decomposing step from the liquid by performing on the liquid after being... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110036777 - Method for the decontamination of a radioactive liquid effluent with one or more radioactive chemical elements by solid-liquid extraction using a recycling loop: p

20110036778 - Filter network: The present invention relates to a filter unit for cleaning fluids, filter systems comprised of a plurality of said filter units, and the use of the filter unit or of the filter systems for filtering sludge and floating algae from water, or for purifying gases.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110036779 - Method for separating suspended solids from a waste fluid: The disclosure relates to a separation process. An aerated inlet mixture of fluid and solids is fed to a flotation separation vessel and is separated into an upper float layer and a lower clarified layer. The upper float layer is withdrawn from the vessel when the height of the upper... Agent: Ian C. Mcleod Ian C. Mcleod, P.C.

20110036780 - Method and apparatus for collecting fractions of mixtures, suspensions, and solutions of non-polar liquids: A polar liquid mixture containing suspended or dissolved particles or solute is exposed to air or a hydrophilic surface. An exclusion zone having a reduced concentration of particles or solute is formed in the polar liquid adjacent to the interface with air or the hydrophilic surface. One or more fractions... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20110036781 - Filter assembly for fuel supply to actuators and fuel control system of aircraft engine and method: A filter assembly for a fuel delivery system for actuators and fuel control system of an aircraft engine includes a wash flow filter. Fuel flow velocity is increased through the filter through use of a recirculating passage that is effectively achieved through use of an ejector pump. A portion of... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20110036782 - Filter with memory, communication and temperature sensor: The present invention describes a system and method for accurately measuring the temperature of a filter element. A temperature transducer, and a communications device are coupled so as to be able to measure and transmit the temperature of a filter element while in use. This system can comprise a single... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20110036783 - System for reducing overflow discharges from combined sewer system: A system for controlling discharges of untreated water from a Combined Sewer System carrying rainwater and sewage from a drainage basin and having a Combined Sewage Overflow for discharging untreated material comprises the following: at least one cistern located within the drainage basin served by the Combined Sewer System, the... Agent: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP

20110036784 - Filter cap additive delivery system: A additive delivery system and method which includes a additive gel, a filter and a fluid/gel chemistry exchange region, wherein the exchange region subjects the additive gel to different types or combinations of contact with the fluid in order to control the additive release rate, maintain a uniform release rate,... Agent: The Lubrizol Corporation

20110036785 - Waste solid cleaning apparatus: There is herein described the removal of fluid from fluid-contaminated waste solids and a method and apparatus for analysing and detecting the amount of oil in a fluid-contaminated waste material. In particular, there is described the removal of oil from drill cuttings at an offshore rig, onshore treatment facility and... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20110036786 - Floating disk for separating blood components: A floating separating element for use in centrifugal separation of components of a physiological fluid comprises a positioning part and a separating part, where the positioning part is designed to automatically assume a position in a supernatant and a separating part is positioned at a desired location with respect to... Agent: Clark & Brody

20110036787 - Particle separation: Apparatus for increasing a concentration of large particles in a mixture which includes the large particles and smaller particles, including a flow chamber, a filtrate accepting chamber, a filtering component separating the flow chamber from the filtrate accepting chamber, the filtering component including a plurality of pores passing therethrough, characterized... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110036788 - Process for separating an aqueous phase from an oil phase: The present invention relates to a process for separating an aqueous phase from an oil phase of an oil-water mixture (6), which has a pressurized dewatering system (14) having multiphase separation profiles (15). According to the invention, it is essential that the pressurized dewatering system (14) operates in a plurality... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

  
02/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110031171 - Solar powered utility unit: A solar power utility unit is disclosed that collects solar power during the day; stores the power in a battery pack; and distributes the energy stored in the battery to one or more utilities. The utilities can include a water purification system using a UV lamp, lights, AC electrical power... Agent: Yitzhak I. Henig

20110031172 - Ozone delivery system including gas-fluid contacting devices and methods of use: An ozone delivery system for delivering and manufacturing a measured amount of an ozone/oxygen admixture, which is able to measure, control, report and differentiate between delivered-ozone and absorbed-dose of ozone. Improved gas-fluid contacting devices that maximize gas-fluid mass transfer may be included. All gas contacting surfaces of the system, including... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20110031173 - Cylindrical inline fluids filter:

20110031174 - Floor water tank filtering device for three-in-one sewers: A floor water tank filtering device for three-in-one sewers comprises a tank body having a receiving space at an interior thereof; a bottom of the tank body being formed with a drain hole; a filtering grid being installed at the drain hole; a top of the tank body being combined... Agent: Kun-yu Liang

20110031175 - Wastewater effluent filter case with gas baffle: A gas baffle for a waste water treatment plant filter housing that includes a first and second deflecting plate. The gas baffle has at least one flow-through opening defined by the first and second deflecting plates. The combination of the first and second deflecting plates deflects rising gas bubbles and... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger

20110031176 - Modular membrane housing, membrane housing elements and method for the production thereof: The object of the invention relates to membrane housing elements that are constructed from an inner element, a fiber wrapping, and a casing, and to a method for its manufacture. Due to their structure, the membrane housing elements provide a high pressure resistance with respect to both radial and axial... Agent: Marlana Titus

20110031177 - Tertiary filter: A filter cloth of long pile fiber bundles is used as a tertiary filter in a wastewater processing method. The filter may be backwashed by a rotating suction head which does not touch the filter cloth. A combination of countercurrent and horizontal flow dislodges entrained solids from the filter cloth.... Agent: Novak, Druce & Quigg LLP

20110031178 - Wireless enabled device: The invention described herein provides an embedded wireless device such as a RFID tag molded into separate housing formed of any thermoplastic material compatible to that of the plastic material as the device to which the housing is to be attached. Subsequently, the housed tag assembly can be thermally bonded... Agent: Millipore Corporation

20110031179 - Superficially porous particles and methods of making and using same: Disclosed are porous-shell particles, methods of making the particles, and uses thereof. In one aspect, the porous-shell particles are superficially porous particles.... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global

20110031180 - Hollow-fiber module and process for producing the same: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing a hollow fiber module that makes it possible to decrease the spacing between a plurality of hollow fiber sheets and facilitate the formation of a potting portion with a two-layer structure. The method for manufacturing a hollow... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20110031181 - Fuel filter assembly and methods: A filter cartridge that includes a housing having first and second housing members, a filter media pack positioned within the housing, and a housing connection defined between the first and second housing members. The first and second housing members each include a flange. The flanges engage each other at an... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110031182 - Effluent filter cartridge with progressive filtration: A gas baffle for a waste water treatment plant filter housing that includes a first and second deflecting plate. The gas baffle has at least one flow-through opening defined by the first and second deflecting plates. The combination of the first and second deflecting plates deflects rising gas bubbles and... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger

20110031183 - Multi-layer three-dimensional structures having features smaller than a minimum feature size associated with the formation of individual layers: Embodiments of multi-layer three-dimensional structures and formation methods provide structures with effective feature (e.g. opening) sizes (e.g. virtual gaps) that are smaller than a minimum feature size (MFS) that exists on each layer as a result of the formation method used in forming the structures. In some embodiments, multi-layer structures... Agent: Microfabrica Inc. Att: Dennis R. Smalley

20110031184 - Hollow fiber membrane and method for manufacturing thereof: The present invention concerns a semipermeable hollow fiber membrane having an outer wall surface, an inner wall surface and an interior lumen extending along the length thereof and having the selective layer on the outer wall surface with a surface roughness below 10 nm. According to the invention the membrane... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110031185 - Combined chemical oxidation/assisted bioremediation of contaminants: A method for the combined chemical oxidation/assisted bioremediation of contaminated materials, comprising contacting a contaminated material with at least one metal chelate and at least one peroxide compound.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110031186 - Calcium carbonate and calcium carbonate-containing materials for removing bioagents from water: Calcium carbonate (CaCO3; calcite) and CaCO3-containing materials are known to have high adsorption capacities for polar organic compounds. This invention includes the use of CaCO3 and CaC O3-containing materials (e.g., synthetic calcite, calcite coated sorbents) and their mixture with other materials (e.g., activated carbon, resins) for removing bioagents (viruses, bacteria,... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20110031187 - Water treatment system and method using high pressure advanced oxidation process with unreacted ozone reusing: A water treatment system using a high pressure advanced oxidation process with unreacted ozone reusing is disclosed, which are able to increase a decomposition speed of a pollutant by reusing a high pressure advanced oxidation process which uses an ozone and photocatalyst and a photo-oxidation reaction of a ultraviolet ray.... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20110031188 - Humic derivatives methods of preparation and use: Humic derivatives are prepared and used to adhere to the surfaces of mineral media and other hydroxyl-carrying supports for cleaning the environment by selective sequestration of complex mixtures of contaminants possessing preferential affinity for natural or modified humic substances (HS). The sequestration of target components occurs as a result of... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20110031189 - Method for removing impurities from water and a device for carrying out said method: A standing wave in a water current, which is subject to purification, is swirled in the lower mass-exchange chamber in order to create negative pressure along the central axis, the atmosphere air intake and crating of two countercurrents interacting with each other, resulting in a standing wave and oxygenation of... Agent: Bardmesser Law Group, P.C.

20110031190 - Ozone delivery system including gas-fluid contacting devices and methods of use: An ozone delivery system for delivering and manufacturing a measured amount of an ozone/oxygen admixture, which is able to measure, control, report and differentiate between delivered-ozone and absorbed-dose of ozone. Improved gas-fluid contacting devices that maximize gas-fluid mass transfer may be included. All gas contacting surfaces of the system, including... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20110031191 - Filter material for removing aggregates and method of filtering blood product: An aggregate-removing filter material efficiently removes aggregates that are contained in a blood product for transfusion and may cause transfusion reactions without clogging, and exhibits excellent quality stability, and a blood product filtration method uses a filter apparatus that includes the aggregate-removing filter material and a leukocyte-removing filter material. The... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110031192 - Method for recovering filter cake and device for cake forming and washing filtration: The method of forming a filter cake from a slurry comprising the steps of feeding the slurry into a filter housing, wherein the filter housing includes a plurality of vertical filter elements; pressing the slurry into the filter housing against the filter elements resulting in i) a filtrate passing through... Agent: National Starch And Chemical C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20110031193 - Liquid extraction filter and method for cleaning it: The object of the invention is a liquid extraction filter, more particularly a continuous-action, top-feed, vacuum drum filter. What is essential in the invention is that the filter comprises a drum structure (1) and filter elements (2), the filtration surface of which filter elements is formed of microporous hydrophilic material... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110031194 - Separation system and method for separating a fluid mixture with this separating system: A separation system for separating a fluid mixture includes a uniaxial cyclonic separator (2) having a first inlet (16) for receiving a fluid mixture, a separation chamber (18) for separating the fluid mixture by cyclonic action into a dense first fluid and a less dense second fluid, a first outlet... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20110031195 - System and method for recirculating/filtering/flushing a water main: A recirculating/filtering/flushing system for cleaning a water main is provided, wherein the water main includes first and second access points. The system comprises at least one filter for filtering water in the water main; an inlet conduit coupled with the first access point and the at least one filter; an... Agent: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

  
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20110024337 - Filter with data storage provided with an antenna for transmitting signals: The invention relates to a filter element (1) for filtering fluids, such as hydraulic fluids or gases, the filter element (1) being accommodatable in a filter housing (12), having an inlet point (18) for the fluid to he filtered and an outlet point (20) for the filtered fluid, the filter... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20110024338 - Grey water diversion system: A grey water diversion system is provided. An interceptor includes an inlet, a filter, an outlet, and an orifice. The filter is located along a bottom of a water flow path from the inlet to the outlet and delivers water to the orifice as filtered water. A gas pump, connected... Agent: Hitchcock Evert LLP

20110024339 - Swimming pool cleaner: A pool cleaner which includes a body, a passage through the body with an inlet to and an outlet from the passage, a flow interrupting device in the passage between the inlet and the outlet, and a float which is mounted for pivotal movement relative to the body and for... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110024341 - Rainwater catchment system: A rainwater catchment system uses a basket-like strainer removably received within an opening formed in a lid of a conventional container, such as a 55-gallon plastic drum. The strainer includes an upper flange or rim, a side wall, and a bottom with a reinforcing web and a mesh. When the... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20110024340 - Street curb inlet protection: A device and method for filtering storm water entering a street curb inlet drain using a series of expandable brackets to deploy and seal a filter medium completely inside a street curb inlet drain.... Agent: Michael A. Ervin

20110024342 - Separation membrane module: A separation membrane module is provided with a module main body 11, an upper horizontal partition plate 21 which is positioned in an upper portion within the module main body 11 so as to form an upper fluid channel 22, a lower horizontal partition plate 23 which is positioned in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110024343 - Method and device for connecting filter cartridge to filter cover by using intermediary element: A method of connecting filter cartridge 30 with filter cover 10 by using an intermediary element 20, wherein the intermediary element 20 includes a filter element retainer 25, an internal outlet connection 26 and a support 23. A first fastener A 22 is mounted at edge of the support 23,... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20110024344 - No filter no run fluid filtration system: An upper endcap of a fuel filter cartridge includes a skirt, an axially extending pin surrounded by the skirt, and a plurality of ribs that define fluid flow channels leading to the pin. The pin is extendable through an axially facing fluid opening disposed on a filter head for actuating... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20110024345 - Hollow fiber membrane module and puller used therefor: A hollow fiber membrane module (200) and a puller (300) used therefore is disclosed, wherein each individual hollow fiber membrane module can be easily pulled out from a filtering apparatus provided with a plurality of hollow fiber membrane modules if it is required to be replaced or repaired. At this... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110024346 - Systems, methods and devices relating to a cellularized nephron unit: The present invention relates to bioartificial devices and systems that mimic kidney or nephron function and methods of making them.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP Iprm - Floor 43

20110024347 - Filter element for a disc filter: A filter element (2) for use in a disc filter (1), wherein a plurality of filter elements (2) are arranged on a rotor shaft (3) in a manner allowing liquid communication between the inside (4) of the filter elements (2) and the inside (5) of the rotor shaft (3), for... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110024348 - Filter compound material, method for the production thereof and flat filter elements made of the filter compound material: A filter composite material is provided that includes first and second filtration membranes and a drainage material arranged therebetween. The drainage material and the filtration membranes are laminated using adhesive nets. A flat filter element is made as a blank from the filter composite material and has a geometric shape... Agent: Propat, L.L.C.

20110024349 - Filter media surface modification for enhanced sealing and apparatus utilizing the same: A novel surface treatment is provided for portions of filter media coming in contact with the filter media holder, such as filter housing. In certain applications, the treatment is also applied to the filter media holder, depending on the application. Filter media having at least two distinct surface property modifications... Agent: Attn: D. Edward Dolgorukov Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20110024350 - Methods,tools, and products for molded ordered porous structures: A mold for use in forming form a porous molded product via an injection molding process is provided. The method comprises injecting a material into the mold comprising multiple layers of shaping elements extending through a cavity, each layer of shaping elements including multiple shaping elements; and removing the molded... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110024351 - Method and apparatus for biological treatment of spent caustic: The invention provides a method and apparatus for biologically treating a spent caustic to provide a treated spent caustic, said method comprising the steps of: (a) passing a spent caustic stream (25) comprising water, alkali metal hydroxide and sulphide to a first bioreactor (30); (b) biologically oxidising sulphide in the... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20110024352 - Water treatment process for the reduction of thm & haa formation: Disclosed herein are systems and process integrating the chemical-free oxidation of a photocatalytic decontamination process with a biological decontamination system to eliminate the THM and HAA precursors in drinking water. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a source providing fluid media contaminated with toxic natural organic matter, and a... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20110024353 - Blood treatment apparatus: A proposed blood treatment apparatus includes: a blood treatment unit, a pair of fluid pumps and a pair blood pumps. The blood treatment unit is configured to receive untreated blood and fresh blood treatment fluid, and emit treated blood and used blood treatment fluid. The fluid pumps are configured to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110024354 - Desalination system and method: A desalination system comprises an electrical separation device configured to receive and ionize a first stream for desalination and a crystallization device. The crystallization device is configured to provide a second stream to the electrical separation device to carry away ions from the first stream, and defining a crystallization zone... Agent: John M. Harrington

20110024355 - Antimicrobial membranes: The present invention discloses the preparation of antimicrobial membranes by inclusion of low leaching, control release silver-based antimicrobial additives as described in claim 1 into the polymer matrix and forming this into a semipermeable membrane. The antimicrobial agents protect the membrane system against bacterial and/or algal decay and assist in... Agent: Basf Corporation Patent Department

20110024356 - Separation cartridges and methods for fabrication and use thereof: Embodiments of the invention provide separation cartridges, methods for fabricating separation cartridges, and methods for using separation cartridges. One aspect of the invention provides a separation cartridge including a first end, a second end, and one or more sorbents located between the first end and the second ends, the one... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110024357 - Method for the removal of organic components from a mixture of organic components and water and a device for applying such method: Method for the removal of organic components from a mixture of organic components and water, characterised in that it comprises the steps of guiding the mixture through at least one vessel (3) in which has been provided an amount of organoclay (17) in at least one removable casing (18) which... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110024358 - Apparatus and processes for removing boron from liquids: A process removes boron from ion exchange system regeneration solution including introducing a borate precipitator into the regeneration solution in a precipitation zone to generate borate precipitate; introducing a coagulator into the regeneration solution that coagulates solids and/or borate precipitate generated by the borate precipitator and absorbs boron into the... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)

20110024359 - Method for removing chloride from aqueous solution: A method for removing chloride from an aqueous solution having an initial chloride ion (Cl−) weight concentration, comprising: adding a magnesium compound to the aqueous solution, magnesium ion weight concentration being less than about 20% of the initial chloride ion weight concentration; adding at least two compounds comprising calcium ions... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20110024360 - Compositions and methods for wastewater treatment: Methods and compositions utilizing aluminum, magnesium, and calcium-based additives for the treatment and neutralization of wastewater are described for removing contaminants from wastewater, including reducing phosphorous-containing compounds, total suspended solids (TSS), biological oxygen demand (BOD), fats, oils, and greases (FOG), and total Kjedahl nitrogen (TKN) are described. Methods and compositions... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20110024361 - Aqueous treatment apparatus utilizing precursor materials and ultrasonics to generate customized oxidation-reduction-reactant chemistry environments in electrochemical cells and/or similar devices: An electrochlorination and electrochemical system for the on-site generation and treatment of municipal water supplies and other reservoirs of water, by using a custom mixed oxidant and mixed reductant generating system for the enhanced destruction of water borne contaminants by creating custom oxidation-reduction-reactant chemistries with real time monitoring. A range... Agent: Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, Pa

20110024362 - Method and apparatus for control of a gas or chemical: A method and system for control of a gas or chemical. In one embodiment, the system comprises a reactor for receipt of a fluid and the gas and/or chemical for dissolving, mixing, diffusing, or infusing the gas and/or chemical into the fluid, and a controller to control the flow of... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20110024363 - Vacuum dehydrating system and dehydrating method for gypsum slurry: The invention provides a vacuum dehydrating system for gypsum slurry, comprising a vacuum dehydrating apparatus, a first water supply apparatus for supplying filter cake washing water to the vacuum dehydrating apparatus, and a water heating apparatus for heating the filter cake washing water. The invention also provides a vacuum dehydrating... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110024364 - Filtration separation method for waste resin containing highly radioactive uranium powder and device thereof: A filtration separation method for waste resin containing highly radioactive uranium powder and device thereof is mainly used for the waste resin after water treatment process in a nuclear facility. The uranium powder contained in the waste resin is highly radioactive. Thus, prior to the treatment of the waste resin,... Agent: Michael Lin

20110024365 - Baffle plates for an ultraviolet reactor: An ultraviolet reactor for treating a fluid. The reactor includes a vessel having an inlet for receiving fluid and an outlet for discharging fluid. The reactor further includes an ultraviolet light source and baffle plates. The baffle plates include holes arranged in a predetermined pattern for providing plug flow in... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110024366 - Method of inhibiting salt precipitation from aqueous streams: The instant disclosure is directed to a method of reducing the amount of crystallized salt in an aqueous stream comprises the steps of contacting the aqueous stream comprising one or more salts with an amount of a salt inhibitor sufficient to reduce the amount of crystallized salt in the aqueous... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20110024367 - Cyclic process for in-situ generation of chlorine dioxide in biguanide treated aquatic facilities: A method for the in-situ generation of chlorine dioxide from dilute solutions of chlorite anions for the enhanced inactivation of microbiological organisms in an aqueous solution of an aquatic facility treated with biguanide.... Agent: Roy W. Martin

20110024368 - Novel micropores and methods of making and using thereof: Disclosed herein are methods of making micropores of a desired height and/or width between two isotropic wet etched features in a substrate which comprises single-level isotropic wet etching the two features using an etchant and a mask distance that is less than 2× a set etch depth. Also disclosed herein... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (sandia) Suzannah K. Sundby

20110024369 - Device for cleaning a fluid by means of a filter bed and method for determining the extent of movement of the filter bed: The present invention relates to a device for cleaning a fluid, wherein the device comprises a vessel, a filter bed with granular filter material, such as sand, wherein the filter bed is provided in the vessel; a transport system arranged to agitate filter material of the filter bed during operation;... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20110024370 - Cyclonic debris evacuation apparatus and method for a pump: A cyclonic debris evacuation apparatus and method for removing debris in a pumping system. The apparatus includes a valve rod, a cyclone component, cup component, ring component, and ring coupler component. The cup component is composed of a high density poly-fiber material that helps in creating a positive seal between... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

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