Patents Examined by David C Mellon
  • Patent number: 11559756
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a centrifugal fuel purifying apparatus, including, a center shaft, a centrifugal cylinder, a shaft seat, a rotating skeleton, a disc type guide plate, a fuel gathering impeller, a rotating wheel, a vacuum pump, a fuel outlet pipe, a fuel inlet, pipe, a fuel unloading box, a pollutant receiving box, a tank body and a PLC controller, wherein the alarm fuel tank is arranged at the top in a tank body of the fuel tank, a fuel level meter is disposed within the alarm fuel tank, a fuel inlet is provided on the upper part of one side of the alarm fuel tank above the fuel level meter, a fuel outlet is provided on the lower part of one side of the alarm fuel tank below the fuel level meter, and the fuel inlet is communicated with the centrifugal cylinder through the fuel inlet pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Weihai Suotong Efficient Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: He Suo
  • Patent number: 11542463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a particulate material separation assembly. It comprises a filtration membrane and an antifouling device. The antifouling device comprises one or more magnets and a plurality of magnetisable particles. The one or more magnets cause the plurality of magnetisable particles to self-assemble into dynamic bristles, thereby forming a brush. The particulate material separation assembly is particularly useful in the context of micro algae harvesting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Universiteit Antwerpen
    Inventors: Serge Martin Fernand Tavernier, Boris Marie Gabriel Artemieff
  • Patent number: 11541332
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating particles from a particulate suspension comprises a conduit comprising a plurality of elongate channels extending in adjacent alignment along a spiral path at different curvature radii from an axis of the spiral path. Longitudinal sidewalls of the elongate channels are fluidly joined together to allow for transfer of fluid between them. The apparatus also comprises an inlet for directing a particulate suspension into the conduit and outlets that direct fluid from the particulate suspension out from different discharge positions. At least first and second of the elongate channels are approximately circular in cross section and comprise a shared longitudinal sidewall, wherein the shared longitudinal sidewall comprises opposed uppermost and lowermost sidewall sections that are laterally offset from one another relative to the axis of the spiral path to allow for transfer of helically flowing fluid between the first and second of the elongate channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Shujun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11534771
    Abstract: An apparatus and method collect and deactivate pathogens (for example, coronaviruses) within a magnetic particle in order to reduce the number of active pathogens in a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Irving Weinberg
  • Patent number: 11534773
    Abstract: A centrifugal separation container which is revolved around a rotation axis, includes: a separation part which includes a distal region which is disposed on a distal side than a liquid-to-be-treated supply port and a proximal region which is disposed on a proximal side than the liquid-to-be-treated supply port, with respect to the rotation axis, and in which a liquid-to-be-treated discharge port is provided in the proximal region; and a recovery part which is disposed on a distal side than the distal region with respect to the rotation axis, communicates with a distal end portion of the distal region through a communication path, and is filled with a recovery liquid for dispersing dispersoids that are to be centrifuged in a liquid to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Kato
  • Patent number: 11504721
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the chip-removing production or machining of a workpiece by means of a tool, in which method a liquid, which mixes and accumulates with the chips produced during the machining process, is used for lubricating and/or cooling the machining process, and the chips are discharged from the accumulation counter to the downhill force along a discharge path by means of a magnetic force, wherein a return flow of the liquid carried by the discharged chips occurs due to the downhill force, and the return flow is deflected out of the discharge path and/or the discharge path has at least one point at which the supporting surface is temporarily withdrawn from the discharged chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Edgar Weppelmann
  • Patent number: 11491495
    Abstract: A self-cleaning magnetic filter for removing ferrous contaminates from a natural gas process stream including a housing through which the process stream follows for removing ferrous contaminates in the process stream by magnetic attraction with a plurality of magnetic bars that are removably disposed in a plurality of non-magnetic sleeves disposed within the housing. A recirculating washing solution is used to flush contaminates that adhere to the exterior surfaces of the non-magnetic sleeves and from the housing. A bag filter is used to remove contaminates from the washing solution to allow recycling the washing solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Tartan Energy Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Farzad Yazdanbakhsh, Wai Lim Chu
  • Patent number: 11485952
    Abstract: A cell separation apparatus a container for reception of a cell suspension and a conduit connected to the container for the conveyance of cell suspension out of the container. The conduit extends along a notional conduit path passing centrally through the conduit, the conduit path defining in the conduit an axial direction proceeding along the conduit path, a radial direction orthogonal to the conduit path, and a circumferential direction proceeding around the conduit path. A segment of the conduit constitutes a turbulent flow segment including a flow configuration. The flow configuration includes at least two axial configuration segments located axially behind one another to accelerate a cell suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: Hamilton Bonaduz AG, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Tom Kissling, Jens Grosch, Thomas Zumstein, Andrea Traube, Carsten Etzold, Tobias Seiler
  • Patent number: 11485660
    Abstract: A method for desalination is provided. An electric potential difference is applied across a saline solution, where a salinity of the saline solution is in a range of 2.5 to 7.8 parts per thousand. The saline solution is separated, using electrodialysis, into a concentrated saline solution and a first diluate. The concentrated saline solution is transferred to a reverse osmosis chamber. The concentrated saline solution is pumped through a partially permeable membrane, thereby removing salt ions from the concentrated saline solution, and creating a second diluate and a brine solution. A pressure of the solution is then increased, using a pressure exchanger, by transferring water pressure from the brine solution to the concentrated saline solution. The first diluate and the second diluate are combined, where a first recovery ratio of the first diluate is greater than a second recovery ratio of the second diluate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Naef A. A. Qasem, Muhammad M. Generous, Syed Mohammad Zubair
  • Patent number: 11484887
    Abstract: A magnetite level monitoring device for a magnetic filter in a central heating system, the magnetic filter including a separation chamber, an inlet to the chamber and an outlet from the chamber, and a magnetic element disposed within the chamber for attracting magnetic particles and removing the magnetic particles from the system water as it flows through the chamber, and the monitoring device including: a housing for placing adjacent to the outside of the separation chamber; a magnetometer mounted to the housing; a magnetic field guide mounted to the housing, the magnetic field guide being disposed between the magnetometer and the outside of the separation chamber, when the housing is mounted to the separation chamber; and output means adapted to issue a notification when the output from the magnetometer exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ADEY HOLDINGS (2008) LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon Downie, Matthew Taylor
  • Patent number: 11465914
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a liquid is disclosed. The apparatus can include a cap configured to connect to a container body having a chamber for containing the liquid. The cap can include a fill aperture through which the liquid is supplied to the container body and a pour aperture through which the liquid exits the apparatus. A fill lid can be rotatable about a pivot axis in a first direction to close the fill aperture and rotatable about the pivot axis in a second direction to open the fill aperture, the first direction opposite the second direction. A pour lid can be rotatable about the pivot axis in the first direction to open the pour aperture and rotatable about the pivot axis in the second direction to close the pour aperture. A filter assembly comprising a filter cartridge can connect to the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hydros Bottle, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Pehar, Trevor L. Jackson, Robert Craig Allen, Marc Louis Vitantonio, Jess Paul Carlson, Winston Ibrahim, Jon Holland
  • Patent number: 11459260
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a system for treating high-salt high-organic wastewater and recovering energy, the system includes a cold wall-type reactor (6), a multi-level cyclone separator (16, 19, and 25), a waste liquid feeding system, an oxidant feeding system and a fuel feeding system; The cold wall-type reactor designed by the disclosure is formed by inner and outer double-housing structures, a cooling medium is fed into a gap between the inner housing and the outer housing of the reactor, the fluid on an inner wall surface of the inner housing of the reactor is cooled below a supercritical temperature of the water by using countercurrent heat exchange, blockage of the inorganic salts is effectively prevented. The disclosure is capable of realizing gradient utilization of the reaction heat of the high-salt high-organic wastewater supercritical water oxidation system, and improving a system energy recovery utilization ratio in the greatest degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2. Guangzhou Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Fengming Zhang, Chuangjian Su, Zhiyu Chen, Yaxin Ding, Shunquan Chen
  • Patent number: 11458416
    Abstract: Methods and devices for powdered sorbent regeneration of biologic fluids are disclosed. The present invention includes three novel methods, which may be used singly or in any combination, for constraining or immobilizing powders so that they can be perfused with a biological fluid or dialysate: a porous carbon block filter, a filtration bed of very fine powder, and a cone-shaped reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Ash, Tom Sullivan, David Carr
  • Patent number: 11446421
    Abstract: A medical device for separating a fluid, in particular for separating platelet-rich plasma from whole blood, includes three containers and at least one corresponding connection line having an intermediate bifurcation. Provided on the connection line are valve means for enabling or preventing a flow of fluid. At least one container includes a hollow container body and a plunger associated in a movable way to the container body. The device also includes a filtering member on the connection line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ELTEK S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Zanin, Marco Pizzi, Laura Mazzucco, Marco Bertoni
  • Patent number: 11440028
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an axial-flow centrifugal separator for separating particles from a dispersion, in particular a suspension, which contains the particles and a fluid, the separator including a hollow cylindrical pipe section for conducting the dispersion in a conducting direction. An inner wall of the hollow cylindrical pipe section may have an internal thread, the lead angle of which increases in the conducting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Tayyar Yuecel Bayrakci
  • Patent number: 11426505
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for contacting blood with ozone to kill microorganisms in the blood are described. The method involves injecting microbubbles of ozone containing gas into a flow of blood, preferably at a temperature of less than 12° C. The apparatus includes a blood flow conduit including a blood ozone contacting portion including a porous ozone injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sangair AB
    Inventor: Johan Sjöholm
  • Patent number: 11428357
    Abstract: Steam cylinders for humidifies require periodic replacement as well as replacement to address failures etc. However, field replacement of steam cylinders is not a straight-forward operation and there is significant risk and potential for damage to the replacement cylinder and the humidifier as fluidic seals for the water inlet and steam outlet must be unmade as well as electrical connections for heater elements, level sensors etc. Accordingly, embodiments of the invention provide solutions for the deployment of replacement cylinders etc. for domestic, retail, and commercial systems that reduce the likelihood of damage to the fluidic seals, electrical connectors etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Condair Ltd.
    Inventors: Shahram Lotfi, Dmitry Elman
  • Patent number: 11426684
    Abstract: A strainer (101) for use in fluid piping. The strainer (101) comprises a body (102) for connection to a fluid piping inflow conduit (201) and to a fluid piping outflow conduit (202). The body (102) defines an interior chamber (103), a fluid inlet port (104) and a fluid outlet port (105). The body (102) defines a fluid flow path (106) between the fluid inlet port (104) and the fluid outlet port (105) that extends through the interior chamber (103). The strainer (101) comprises a screen collector (107) that is removably locatable in the body (102), within the fluid flow path (106). The strainer (101) further comprises a permanent magnet collector (102) that is removably locatable in the body (102). The strainer (101) may be used in fluid circuit piping of a heating or a cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Vexo International (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Richard Cowley, Darren Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11420164
    Abstract: A method of deionizing saline water by contacting the saline water with a diffusion barrier to remove at least a portion of divalent ions to form deionized water, in order to desalinate the deionized water without scale formation, and a method of fabricating the diffusion barrier. Various embodiments of the diffusion barrier, the method of fabricating thereof, and the method of deionizing the saline water are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Bassel Alaa Awad Abdelkader, Mohamed A. Antar, Zafarullah Khan, Tahar Laoui
  • Patent number: 11413559
    Abstract: A fluid filter assembly includes a housing, a proximal end cap, and a nut plate. The housing defines a longitudinal axis and includes an inner surface. The inner surface surrounds the longitudinal axis and defines a hook portion. The proximal end cap is disposed within the housing and includes a flange engaging the inner surface of the housing. The nut plate is disposed within the housing and includes a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end engages the hook portion of the housing. The distal end engages the proximal end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology US LLC
    Inventors: James Michael Glazewski, Matthew Robert Hudson, David Brent Harrelson