Patents Examined by Lucas A Stelling
  • Patent number: 11065776
    Abstract: Described herein is an array of finished products, each finished product in the array having a length relative error of less than 0.81% of a target length, H is disclosed. The finished products, which may be toilet paper and kitchen towels, are formed from transversally cutting elongate logs of convolutely wound web materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Henry Kettula, Jonathan Lee Price, Victoria Grace Strain, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Patent number: 11058983
    Abstract: Provided is a honeycomb filter, including: a pillar-shaped honeycomb substrate having an inflow end face and an outflow end face and including a porous partition wall surrounding a plurality of cells; and a plugging portion disposed at any one of ends of the cells at the inflow end face and at the outflow end face. In a cross section orthogonal to an extending direction of the cells, inflow cells have a pentagonal or a hexagonal shape, and outflow cells have a square shape. The cells are configured that the inflow cells surround one outflow cell and one side of an inflow cell and one side of an adjacent outflow cell are parallel to each other. The partition wall is configured that thickness of a first partition wall disposed between the inflow cells and the outflow cells is smaller than thickness of a second partition wall disposed between the inflow cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Yasui, Takashi Aoki, Kazuto Miura, Tomohiro Iida, Yukio Miyairi
  • Patent number: 11060456
    Abstract: A centrifugal deaerator for an air/oil mixture of a turbine engine includes: an annular housing arranged around a hollow shaft and having an outer annular wall and an inner annular wall; axial mixture inlets for the inflow of the air/oil mixture into annular housing; a pinion for rotating the annular housing, the pinion including a web that is securely connected to the hollow shaft and to the inner and outer annular walls; radial oil outlets in the outer wall; and oil-free air outlets in the inner wall. The axial mixture inlets and the radial oil outlets are axially arranged on either said of the web to prevent the axial mixture inlets from reintroducing oil evacuated by radial oil outlets into the annular housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Fulleringer, Jean-Pierre Pajard, Yannick Cazaux
  • Patent number: 11059033
    Abstract: A catalyst for catalytic oxidation treatment of organic wastewater, comprising aluminum oxide, and nickel, ferrum, manganese, and cerium supported on the aluminum oxide in oxide form. Based on the weight of aluminum oxide, the contents of the following components in the catalyst are: nickel: 5.0-20 wt %; ferrum: 0.5-5.5 wt %; manganese: 0.5-3.5 wt %; and cerium: 1.5-3.0 wt %. The present invention has a good effect in catalytic oxidation for degrading COD organic pollutants in wastewater and has high reactivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Bo Zhou, Hua Heng, Hongke Zhang, Liangjin Chen, Junjun Wang, Zhenlong Fan, Weiqi Hua
  • Patent number: 11059727
    Abstract: A fluid treatment tank for an aeration filter has an air blocker separating a chamber in fluid communication with a control valve of the filter from a pocket of air above the liquid in the tank and the control valve. The air blocker contains a volume of liquid that acts as a trap that prevents or at least inhibits air in the pocket from backing up into the chamber. Contact between the control valve and air is dramatically reduced. The air blocker may comprise a baffle that directs any air flowing through the air blocker downwardly and then back upwardly before the air can escape the air blocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Clack Corporation
    Inventor: Don Vaughan
  • Patent number: 11058979
    Abstract: An air-oil separator assembly can include an air-oil mixture inlet, an air outlet, and an oil outlet, a housing defining a cylindrical separating cavity, and an outlet conduit disposed within the separating cavity, wherein, outlet conduit is adapted to receive oil removed by the air-oil separator assembly from a flow containing an air-oil mixture fluid received by the air-oil mixture inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Lanchao Lin, Richard Louis Heil, Jan Zywot
  • Patent number: 11053145
    Abstract: A compact system for treating pharmaceutical waste at a location at which the pharmaceutical waste is disposed includes a housing having a door. The housing contains a waste influent tank configured to hold and discharge a fluid comprising pharmaceutical waste; a first container configured to hold and discharge hydrogen peroxide utilized in a chemical reaction to treat the pharmaceutical waste; a second container configured to hold and discharge aqueous iron solution utilized in the chemical reaction to treat the pharmaceutical waste; and a neutralizer tank in which the chemical reaction is carried out. The door of the housing is configured to move between an open position and a closed position to allow or deny access to an interior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Clear River Enviro, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sanborn, Todd McGee, Mark Macdonell, Scott Kosch
  • Patent number: 11053268
    Abstract: A metal tetradentate complex is disclosed in which an imidazole moiety is used as a linker in the ligand. The complex is useful as an emitter or other functional roles in an OLED device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Chun Lin, Zhiqiang Ji
  • Patent number: 11053669
    Abstract: A system separation device with at least one pressure-proof tank for containing a liquid that forms a predetermined liquid level in the tank, above which level there is a gas cushion. The device contains an inlet in the upper region of the tank for fluidly feeding the tank from a first fluid system, and an outlet in the lower region of the tank for forwarding the liquid to a second fluid system. To prevent the germ-infestation of the inlet, at least one germicide material is arranged in the region of a gas cushion above the liquid level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Reinhard Völk
  • Patent number: 11046600
    Abstract: The present embodiments generally relate to the treatment of produced water such as produced water resulting from an industrial process such as one involving the use of copious amounts of water and the addition of one or more polymers such as viscosifying or thickening polymers, in particular enhanced oil recovery processes or another processes resulting in polymer flooded produced water. These treatment methods include contacting the produced water with one or more reducing agents and one or more metals, wherein said treatment may result in a reduction of the viscosity of said produced water and/or the degradation of polymers which are contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Esa Mikkola, Tapio Honkanen, Vesa Nuutinen
  • Patent number: 11046601
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for treating the production water originating from enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, and containing one or more water-soluble polymers and Fe2+ ions, consisting of at least partially oxidizing the Fe2+ ions by introducing at least one reaction activator and oxygen into said production water, the molar ratio of introduced oxygen to Fe2+ ions being less than or equal to 0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventors: Cédrick Favero, Ludwig Gil
  • Patent number: 11046602
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus that both makes ozone gas and enables the creation of AOPs in the fluid flowing up the lift tube. The ozone gas and UV radiation are produced by the same UV generating ozone lamps. The apparatus can easily be connected to and becomes part of a lift tube. The apparatus enables pressurized air supplied by an air pump to be partially converted into ozone as the air flows by the UV lamps. This “ozonated air” is then released into a fluid by a diffuser placed in a lift tube below the apparatus. The ozonated bubbles, in turn, create an ozonated fluid that flows up the lift tube and through the apparatus preferably through a specially designed quartz tube that is matched to the size of the lift tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Charles E. C. Harris
  • Patent number: 11040900
    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: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Patton
  • Patent number: 11040879
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reactor system for extracting iodine from an aqueous brine, including: a water heater (2); a tank for storing an oxidizing agent (6); means for carrying out iodine oxidation (8); a desorber (5); an absorption column (15); a crystallizer (19); an iodine melting node (21); and a sublimator (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Serguei Tikhonov, Lia Neumann
  • Patent number: 11035257
    Abstract: A particle separator includes a housing defining an inlet and an outlet. A flow stream is directed from the inlet to the outlet. A number of dividers are disposed in the housing and separate flow channels from each other. The flow channels extend from the inlet to the outlet. The dividers each have a profile so that the flow channels follow the profile. The dividers each include a plurality of cavities that open to each of the flow channels and that have blind ends. The cavities each have an aspect ratio greater than one, and are configured to collect particles from the flow stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Vighneswara Rao Kollati, Yogendra Yogi Sheoran
  • Patent number: 11033648
    Abstract: Described herein are various methods, systems, and apparatus for reducing and eliminating, microbes, minerals, chemicals and biofilms from contaminated substances. A combination of oxidizing agents and radiation of certain wavelengths forming a synergistic reaction. The synergistic reaction generates EMODs, which are effective in reducing microbial count, unwanted mineral or chemical concentrations and eliminating or blocking biofilm formation, particularly in anaerobic environments. The synergistic reaction produces long lasting EMODs thereby creating a residual effect. This synergistic reaction has a relationship to EMOD creation and has a detrimental effect on microbial contamination (MC), mineral contamination (MINC), chemical contamination (CC), microbial influenced corrosion (MIC) and biofilm creation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: EMODs Technology, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Dabney
  • Patent number: 11033848
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter includes a plugged honeycomb structure body which has cell rows arranged along one direction in a cross section of the honeycomb structure body and including a first cell row in which at least the inflow cells are included and in which in the cross section perpendicular to the extending direction of the cells, a through channel area SA occupied by the inflow cells is larger than a through channel area SB occupied by the outflow cells, and a second cell row in which at least the outflow cells are included. A width P1 (mm) of the first cell row, a width P2 (mm) of the second cell row and a curvature radius R (?m) of a curved shape of corner portions of a polygonal shape of each cell satisfy a relation of Equation (1) below: Equation (1): 0.4?(R/1000)/((P1+P2)/2)×100?20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kato, Takahiro Kondo, Takahiro Honda
  • Patent number: 11029076
    Abstract: A passive air conditioner drain line chlorinator that is connected to the outlet of a pan of an air conditioner and the drain line of the air conditioner. The drain line chlorinator comprises of a sloped housing that has an inlet and an outlet. A sloped cartridge that has at least two compartments is placed within the sloped housing. The sloped cartridge defines staggered thru holes between each compartment. Algae or mold eliminating tablets are placed within the compartments. And, a cover covers a central aperture of the sloped housing. The inlet of the sloped housing attaches to a drain line that leaves the pan of an air conditioner and the outlet of the sloped housing attaches to the drain line of the air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Martin A Diaz-Yabor
  • Patent number: 11027534
    Abstract: A fiber composite material and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The fiber composite material includes: a fiber prepreg layer including a first resin and fibers impregnated with the first resin; and a plurality of strip-shaped composite resin layers including multi-layered carbon nanotubes and a second resin disposed on the fiber prepreg layer, wherein the plurality of the strip-shaped composite resin layers and the fiber prepreg layer together form a hollow tubular body, and a length direction of the plurality of strip-shaped composite resin layer is at an angle of from 0 degree and less than 90 degrees with respect to an extending direction of the fiber prepreg layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Shir-Joe Liou, Jih-Hsiang Yeh
  • Patent number: 11021632
    Abstract: A plasticized ultraviolet electron beam (UV/EB) canonically cured coating, such as a release layer or print from UV/EB cured inks, comprises polymers with a reactive plasticizer incorporated therein. The cured coating contains the plasticizing additives permanently attached to the polymer matrix, locking them in place, and permanently flexibilizing the cured coating. The cured coating finds use on varied substrates including printable substrates used in conventional printers and those with release layers for adhesive labels. Coating formulations which form these canonically cured coatings comprise canonically polymerizable monomers and/or oligomers, a reactive plasticizer which is food grade, cosmetic grade, medical grade or biologically benign when incorporated in the polymer backbone, and a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nahm, Larry G. Venable