Patents Examined by Lucas A Stelling
  • Patent number: 11492278
    Abstract: An automated produced water treatment system that injects ozone or an ozone-oxygen mixture upstream of produced water separators, with the dose rate changing dynamically as the produced water quality changes, as determined by continuous monitoring of the produced water quality by a plurality of sensors that detect water quality parameters in real time. The system may operate as a “slipstream” injection system, that draws a portion of produced water from the produced water pipeline and injects ozone or an ozone-oxygen mixture back into the pipeline with disrupting or slowing normal operations. Disinfectants or other additives may also be injected. The treatment system may be wholly or partially contained in mobile containers or trailers, for on-the-fly use in existing produced water treatment facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Patton
  • Patent number: 11225755
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include reducing the microbial load in contaminated water of water recycle loops. These water recycling loops may include pulp and paper mills, cooling towers and water loops, evaporation ponds, feedstock processing systems and/or non-potable water systems. The methods may include providing a peracetate oxidant solution. The peracetate solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution may include a pH from about pH 10 to about pH 12. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate to hydrogen peroxide of greater than about 16:1. The peracetate solution may provide bleaching, sanitizing and/or disinfection of contaminated water and surfaces. The peracetate oxidant solution may provide enhanced separation of microbes from contaminated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Clean Chemistry, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Patent number: 11198084
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic system for a vehicle, in particular a commercial vehicle. The system comprises a compressor, an air dryer cartridge, and a purge valve. The purge valve is protected by a filter. The filter is arranged in a housing and covers an inlet of an air channel formed in the housing which connects the inlet and the purge valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: ZF CV Systems Europe BV
    Inventors: Mateusz Baut, Blazej Marcinkiewicz, Karol Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 11186499
    Abstract: Provided are methods of inhibiting microbial fouling and improving efficiency in biocide dosing in an industrial process containing an aqueous liquid having a biocide demand. In exemplary embodiments, the methods comprise treating an aqueous liquid having a biocide demand with a biocide, monitoring the biocide demand of the aqueous liquid, and filtering a stream of the aqueous liquid. The filtering may be performed in a full-flow or side stream manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Kozlowski, Amit Gupta
  • Patent number: 11178808
    Abstract: A system for dispersing a chemical in a surface water body includes an aerator device, having an injector positioned at a bottom of the surface water body; and a holding tank to store the chemical adjacent to the surface water body; and a metering pump connected to the holding tank, the metering pump having a computing device to program the metering pump; the metering pump is programed to inject an amount of the chemical to the injector at a rate; and the injector disperses the chemical throughout the surface water body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Trent Lewis
  • Patent number: 11179677
    Abstract: A sealing case for a filtration cassette that reliably prevents leaks after assembly and installation into a filtration system. The sealing case fits on the filtration cassette and provides a fluid-tight seal between the sealing case and around at least one port in the filtration cassette when installed in a filtration system. The sealing case may comprise two halves that mate together, and each half may be identical. The internal surface of the sealing case is flat or substantially flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Hillier
  • Patent number: 11173438
    Abstract: An oil filter may include a housing. The housing may include an inlet, an outlet, and a filter element. The filter element may be located downstream of the inlet and upstream of the outlet. Additionally, the filter element may include a filtering material and a tracer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Javier A. Rodriguez, Philip C. Spengler, Darrell L. Morehouse, III, Hind M. Abi-Akar
  • Patent number: 11173437
    Abstract: A system for further filtering a liquid extract material after an initial extraction process. In an embodiment, the system includes a semi-rigid filter cup that is substantially cylindrical, the filter cup having a top and a bottom, wherein the top is oriented to receive filter media prior to a filtration process, and material to be filtered during the filtration process. The filter cup includes an integrated deformable flange at the top of the filter cup, an integrated top o-ring that is integrated into the top of the integrated deformable flange and an integrated bottom o-ring that is integrated into the bottom of the integrated deformable flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Casey William Field
  • Patent number: 11167229
    Abstract: A gas-liquid separator includes: a housing including a gas inlet, a gas outlet, and a water storage section at a lower side of the gas inlet and the gas outlet; a collision wall provided inside the housing to collide with a gas that contains water introduced from the gas inlet to separate the water from the gas by adhering the water thereto while changing a flow direction of the gas; and a downflow wall provided inside the housing to introduce the water falling from the collision wall into the water storage section and change the flow direction of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Mishima, Naoya Tsutsui, Koichi Kashiwagi, Ryuta Hayami
  • Patent number: 11168010
    Abstract: A chlorinator device for chlorinating water to a predetermined chlorination level with chlorine from a source of chlorine. The chlorinator device has an injector that creates a vacuum as water passes through the injector to draw chlorine from the source of chlorine into the injector and an adjustable chlorine flow meter positioned in fluid communication with and between the injector and the source of chlorine to adjust the flow rate of chlorine entering the injector to a predetermined rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Gage Fortson
  • Patent number: 11161056
    Abstract: Materials and methods for mitigating the effects of halide species contained in process streams are provided. A halide-containing process stream can be contacted with mitigation materials comprising active metal oxides and a non-acidic high surface area carrier combined with a solid, porous substrate. The halide species in the process stream can be reacted with the mitigation material to produce neutralized halide salts and a process stream that is essentially halide-free. The neutralized salts can be attracted and retained on the solid, porous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Umakant Pravinchandra Joshi
  • Patent number: 11162061
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a concentrically baffled reactor includes an outer housing that defines an interior space, an inlet through which material can be delivered into the interior space, an outlet through which material can be removed from the interior space, and multiple concentric baffles within the interior space that define multiple concentric reactor zones through which the material can sequentially flow to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel H. Yeh, Onur Y. Ozcan, Robert A. Bair
  • Patent number: 11160428
    Abstract: A cleaner includes a housing having a hollow inner space, a housing partition configured to divide the inner space into an first space and a second space, first and second communication holes formed through the housing partition to allow the first and second spaces to communicate with each other, an inlet through which air from an outside of the housing is introduced into the second space, an air discharge port through which air in the first space is exhausted to the outside of the housing, a fan arranged in the first space to draw air to the air discharge port, a first cyclone arranged in the second space to guide air to the first communication hole and separate dirt from the air, and a second cyclone arranged in the second space to guide a portion of air to the second communication hole and separate dirt from the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Sangchul Lee, Changgun Lee, Kietak Hyun, Sejin Yook, Sanghee Woo, Seungyoon Noh
  • Patent number: 11154804
    Abstract: A water extractor for an environmental control system includes a primary duct having an inlet and an outlet, a scupper with a scupper inlet extending about the inlet of the primary duct, and a supply duct. The supply duct is in fluid communication with the primary duct and has a wall with an interior surface terminating at the scupper inlet. The interior surface defines one or more one swirl groove within the wall for gathering and conveying liquid water entrained in an airflow traversing the inlet duct to the scupper inlet. Environmental control systems, methods of making water extractors, and methods of removing water from air flows are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Nigel G. M. Palmer
  • Patent number: 11149699
    Abstract: A filter element for an air filter assembly of an engine includes a primary filter media and a secondary filter media. The primary filter media has a plurality of pleats having first fold edges on an inlet face of the primary filter media and second fold edges on an outlet face of the primary filter media. The first and second fold edges extend from a first lateral side to a second lateral side of the primary filter media. The secondary filter media is constructed of a non-woven material and includes a first portion arranged on the inlet face of the primary filter media, a second portion secured to the first lateral side of the primary filter media, and a third portion secured to the second lateral side of the primary filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Marcel Holzwarth, Jerome Stiger
  • Patent number: 11148090
    Abstract: A pocket filter assembly with reduced risk for exposing a user to contaminations leaving the pocket filter assembly during and after removal of the pocket filter assembly from an installation is disclosed. A first pocket filter comprises a grip member configured to be gripped by the user to enable folding of the pocket filters in a controlled manner before removal of the pocket filter assembly from an installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Camfil AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Englund, Stefan Ericson
  • Patent number: 11148964
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatuses and systems for the remediation of contaminated soils, groundwater, water, and/or waste using a combination of reagents. The disclosed methods may be used to treat various recalcitrant halogenated substances, such as perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyls. Particular combinations of reagents that may be used in the disclosed methods include but are not limited to: (1) persulfate, oxygen and ozone; (2) persulfate, salt, oxygen and ozone; (3) persulfate, phosphate, and/or oxygen; (4) persulfate, phosphate, oxygen and ozone; (5) persulfate, phosphate, salt and oxygen (6) persulfate, phosphate, salt, oxygen and ozone; (7) oxygen and salt; and (8) air and salt. The disclosed methods may enhance destruction of organic contaminants in the liquid phase and may also control the rate of aerosol or foam formation relative to the rate of chemical oxidation and/or reduction/transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: OXYTEC LLC
    Inventor: Raymond G. Ball
  • Patent number: 11141685
    Abstract: A system, a cartridge and a dispensing valve for eliminating a drift or sag in BCDMH output from an inline dispensing valve containing a dispensing cartridge mountable within the inline dispensing valve with the dispensing cartridge containing a batch of water erodible cluster inhibiting BCDMH particles to provide a linear output flow of BCDMH which is responsive to flow of water though a cartridge in the dispensing valve and a method of obtaining a linear output in a dispensing system by increasing the size of particles in a dispensing cartridge in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph King, Jeffrey Johnson, Paul Freeberg, David Guy, Terry Goeman, Lyle Enderson, Randy Roseth
  • Patent number: 11141704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a membrane distillation system comprising a flat-sheet composite mixed matrix hydrophilic/hydrophobic membrane having at least a hydrophilic layer and a hydrophobic layer. The hydrophilic layer comprises a hydrophilic polymer and inorganic nanoparticles having high thermal conductivity. The hydrophobic layer comprises fluorinated surface-modifying macromolecules (SMM). Also disclosed is a phase inversion method for manufacturing the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Membrane Distillation Desalination Ltd., Co.
    Inventors: Moh'dRasool Qtaishat, Mohamed Khayet, Takeshi Matsuura, Saad Almuttiri
  • Patent number: 11130104
    Abstract: A system for distributing ozonated fluid includes a manifold that contains a plurality of fluid paths and has one or more ozone intake ports. The ozone intake ports are fluidically coupled to one or more ozone output ports of one or more ozone supply units. The manifold includes a plurality of flow switches configured to transmit control signals to one or more controllers of each ozone supply unit in response to sensing a flow of water through the fluid paths in order to cause the ozone supply units to generate ozone. The manifold also includes a plurality of fluid mixers that are fluidically coupled to the ozone intake ports and configured to introduce the ozone generated by the ozone supply units into the water flowing through the fluid paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel W. Lynn