Patents Examined by Ekandra S. Miller-Cruz
  • Patent number: 11125031
    Abstract: A drilling fluid waste disposal system includes a trench having an outlet, a receiving pit in fluid communication with the outlet of the trench, a first weir in the receiving pit, and a second weir in the receiving pit. The outlet of the trench feeds a slurry to the receiving pit, such that the slurry is at least partially separated into a liquid-enriched portion and a fluid-enriched portion using the first and second weirs. The system also includes a pump configured to draw the liquid-enriched portion of the slurry from the receiving pit and configured to introduce the at least some of the liquid-enriched portion of the slurry back into the trench. The system further includes a drying apparatus in communication with the receiving pit configured to receive the solids-enriched portion of the slurry from a second position in the receiving pit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MILESTONE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Larchar, Steve Bills
  • Patent number: 11117076
    Abstract: There is provided a removable downspout filter for installation into a downspout. The removable downspout filter includes a filter basket with attached face plate. The face plate includes side flaps configured to wrap around the downspout when the downspout filter is installed and is generally configured to blend in with the downspout. Also provided is a downspout with installed filter and kits including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Horst Neumann
  • Patent number: 11097210
    Abstract: A disposable filter including an integrated sensor is provided for filtering a working fluid and monitoring the working fluid and/or the performance of the filter. The filter includes a housing with an inlet and an outlet with filter media disposed within the housing in a flow path defined between the inlet and the outlet. The integrated sensor is disposed within the housing, where the integrated sensor monitors a characteristic of the working fluid or other performance characteristic of the filter. The sensor assembly may include a communication module. The sensor assembly may include a RF tank circuit with a capacitor plate, which may be disposed adjacent a bypass structure that is disposed adjacent the outlet. Movement of a moveable part of the bypass structure in response to a pressure buildup will cause a shift in a resonant frequency of the tank circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NEAPCO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Remboski, Jacqueline Dedo
  • Patent number: 11090678
    Abstract: An exhaust/drainage mechanism includes an exhaust channel guiding contaminated air discharged from a coating booth with non-attached paint; a drainage channel guiding contaminated water discharged from the booth; a scum receiving inlet included in the drainage channel and into which the floating coating scum floating on the contaminated water flows; and a dual-purpose flow channel used as both the exhaust and drainage channel. The contaminated air flows through an upper part of the dual-purpose flow channel, and the contaminated water flows through a lower part. A wind pressure of the contaminated air generates, in an upper part of the contaminated water, an upper-layer flow flows in a direction or at a velocity different from a direction or a velocity of a flow in a lower part of the contaminated water. A dynamic pressure of the upper-layer flow pushes and moves the floating coating scum to the scum receiving inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TRINITY INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Saito
  • Patent number: 11084741
    Abstract: A magnetic fluid treatment system chamber for treating water for agricultural and other uses includes a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet opposite the fluid inlet. A fluid flow path runs from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet. A plurality of ferrous metal rods is located circumferentially-spaced about the flow path. The ferrous metal rods are parallel to the flow path. A plurality of axially oriented magnets each has a north face and a south face. Each of the faces of the axially oriented magnets abuts one of the ferrous metal rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Fred A. Batkin, III
  • Patent number: 11072539
    Abstract: A water purifier includes a water supply tube into which water is introduced, a filter member purifying water passing through the water supply tube, a water discharge tube supplying water to the outside of the water purifier, a hot water tube branched from the water discharge tube, a hot water module including a hot water tank provided on the hot water tube to accommodate purified water and a heat generation unit heating the water accommodated in the hot water tank, a controller spaced apart from the hot water tank or the heat generation unit to control the heat generation unit, and a water discharge nozzle supplying the water passing through the water discharge tube and the hot water tube to the outside of the water purifier. At least a portion of the hot water tube or the water discharge tube passes through the controller and is heat-exchanged with the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Heejun Lee, Kyelyong Kang
  • Patent number: 11065373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a water treatment system (1) for dialysis treatments, wherein the water treatment system (1) comprises a permeate circuit with a reverse osmosis system (RO) and at least one tap (ES1, 2 . . . N) for permeate, whereby the reverse osmosis system (RO) is fed by the reflux of the at least one tap (ES1, 2 . . . N) for dialysis treatments and/or a raw water inflow (RZ), whereby the water treatment system further comprises a heat exchanger (WT), whereby a primary circuit (PK) of the heat exchanger (WT) is connected with a buffer tank (PT) for storing thermal energy, whereby a second circuit (SK) of the heat exchanger (WT) is integrated into the permeate circuit, whereby heat is transferred in a controlled manner from the buffer tank (PT) via the heat exchanger (WT) to permeate in the permeate circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Benedict Glaser
  • Patent number: 11059730
    Abstract: Electromagnetic processing of fluid materials is disclosed. Separation of one or more ionic components of a fluid, and combination of one or more ionic components in a fluid, are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Anthony J. Orler
  • Patent number: 11061004
    Abstract: A system and method in which, upon receipt of an analysis initiation instruction and regardless of the necessity of any changes in operation at the time of the analysis initiation, an integrated controller of a system control unit notifies other units of analysis initiation and changes the luminescent color of a state indication LED to blue, which is common to each unit. In a liquid supply unit that receives a notification of the analysis initiation, a local controller changes the device status to “RUN” and changes the luminescent color of a state indication LED to blue. This is also applies to other units. Upon completion of the analysis, the integrated controller notifies each unit of the analysis completion and changes the display color of the state indication LED to green. Each unit also changes the display color of the state indication LED to green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke Yokoi
  • Patent number: 11045749
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to settler plates for a plate settler. The settler plates generally include a hollow support with a hollow interior to receive clarified liquid from a flow channel between adjacent settler plates. An orifice is formed through the hollow support to direct clarified liquid from the flow channel into the hollow interior. The orifice can be positioned such that clarified liquid can flow upwardly out of the flow channel and downwardly through the orifice into the hollow interior. The hollow support can be integrally formed with the settler plate. For example, the hollow support can be formed by bending a tab extending from an end of the settler plate. The tab can be bent into a hollow support with a cross section that is generally polygonal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MEURER RESEARCH INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hanson, Galen J. M. Fitzpatrick, Donald F. Bersell
  • Patent number: 11040895
    Abstract: A grease trap for separating waste from waste water that includes grey water and FOG includes a tank having a bottom and an interior volume. An inlet invert in the tank has a discharge end for discharging waste water into the tank, and an outlet invert in the tank has a drain end for removing grey water from the tank. A first baffle across the interior volume below the discharge of the inlet invert and above the drain end of the outlet invert has a hole allowing grey water to descend through the hole to a path under the first baffle to the drain end of the outlet invert. A second baffle across the interior volume above the discharge of the inlet invert has a hole allowing FOG to float through the hole in the second baffle to collect above the second baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Thermaco, Incorporated
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Gonzalez, Zachary Michael Rubeor, William Charles Batten, Bruce W. Kyles
  • Patent number: 11040889
    Abstract: A waste fluid treatment apparatus removing processing debris from a processing waste fluid discharged from a processing apparatus. The waste fluid treatment apparatus includes a fluid bath storing the processing waste fluid, an inflow port through which the processing waste fluid is introduced to the fluid bath, a collecting area having an inclined surface for depositing the processing debris at a predetermined portion of a bottom of the fluid bath in a concentrated manner, a vacuum pump discharging the processing debris deposited in the collecting area to an outside of the fluid bath, and an outflow port through which a processing waste fluid obtained by removing the processing debris is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Namioka
  • Patent number: 11035110
    Abstract: A drain catch has a cylindrical body having a lid and gasket. Secured within the body is a mesh tray. The body also includes a water inlet aperture and a water outlet aperture and is configured to secure about the trap of a sink drainpipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Bruce Wright, Patrick Moffatt
  • Patent number: 11027997
    Abstract: The present invention solves the problem of environmental pollution created by animal waste and converting animal waste to reusable water in the earth. The invention does this by a device that is capable of receiving animal waste and breaking down the waste into different components by the help of a decomposing catalyst such as a septic pack, filtering the resulting solution and finally producing a filtered liquid that enters the earth being cleansed by the process. The present invention comprises a filter device, a tank unit, a filter unit, a first opening positioned on a top surface of the tank unit; a second opening positioned on a bottom surface of the tank unit; wherein the tank unit is capable of receiving animal waste through the first opening; at least one hole at a bottom surface of the filter unit; wherein the tank unit is placed over the filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Moore
  • Patent number: 11014021
    Abstract: Separators for separating a multi-phase composition include a separator casing defining a chamber and a permeate outlet, at least one hydrocyclone within the separator casing, and at least one ceramic membrane. Each hydrocyclone includes a hydrocyclone inlet, a tapered section downstream of the hydrocyclone inlet, an accepted outlet, and a reject outlet. The ceramic membrane may be disposed within the separator casing and downstream of the accepted outlet of the hydrocyclone or may be disposed within at least a portion of the tapered section of the hydrocyclone. The ceramic membrane includes a retentate side and a permeate side, where the permeate side is in fluid communication with the chamber. Systems and methods for separating a multi-phase composition into a lesser-density fluid, a greater-density fluid, and a medium-density fluid using the separators are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Regis Didier Alain Vilagines, Guillaume Robert Jean-Francois Raynel, Fahd Ibrahim Alghunaimi, Abdullah A. Alomier
  • Patent number: 11007542
    Abstract: One illustrative cyclone separator disclosed herein includes an outer body, an inner body positioned at least partially within the outer body, an internal flow path within the inner body, the internal flow path having a fluid entrance and a fluid outlet, a first fluid flow channel between the inner body and the outer body, and a re-entrant fluid opening that extends through the outer body and is in fluid communication with the fluid flow channel, wherein the re-entrant fluid opening is positioned at a location upstream of the fluid entrance of the internal flow path in the inner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sander Baaren
  • Patent number: 11007458
    Abstract: A separation system for separating the components of a multi-phase fluid includes at least three tanks coupled together in series, with each tank enclosing a column of multi-phase fluid and having a tubular center riser that is divided into a distribution section and a gathering section, and with each center riser being configured to established a fluid circulation pattern having a radially-outward travel first leg, a vertical travel second leg, and a radially-inward travel third leg within the corresponding column of multi-phase fluid that is configured to separate at least one of a gas component, an oil component, and a particulate matter component from a water component of the multi-phase fluid, and with the height of the columns of multi-phase fluid in the first tank and the second tank being substantially equal to each other and determined by the height of a pour-over opening in the center riser of the third tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: EnXL LLC
    Inventor: Bruce D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10981088
    Abstract: A collection and concentration system including a separation tank having a plurality of distribution arms configured to separate and recover oil, water, and sediment or sand from an inflowing mixture of the same. The distribution arms are connected to and in fluid communication with a downcomer section of a center column that is vertically arranged in the separation tank. The distribution arms extend radially toward a sidewall of the tank and include tangential discharge nozzles that are tangentially directed toward the sidewall. Inflowing mixture directed tangentially against the sidewall is directed in a downward, helical manner that assists in the separation and recovery of oil, water, and sediment from the inflowing mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KBK Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Will Dexter Ball, IV
  • Patent number: 10974175
    Abstract: A clarifier with an improved rake comprising a plurality of arms, wherein each arm of the rake including a series of arcuate blades, which each blade increasing in height and angle relative to the rake arm as radial distance of the blade relative to the center of the rake decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: United Conveyor Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Charhut, Robert Heywood, Keith Johnson, Saurabh Rastogi
  • Patent number: 10974977
    Abstract: Electromagnetic processing of fluid materials is disclosed. Separation of one or more ionic components of a fluid, and combination of one or more ionic components in a fluid, are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Anthony J. Orler