Patents Examined by Magali P Slawski
  • Patent number: 11452972
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a precision filter which is suitable for filtering a circuit board production process liquid, which is extremely excellent in the resistance to both a strongly acidic cleaning liquid and a strongly alkaline cleaning liquid and which is extremely excellent in the capability of removing an extremely fine foreign substance. Also, the objective of the present invention is to provide a precision filter cartridge which is used for a circuit board production process liquid and which includes the precision filter. Further, the objective of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a circuit board using the process liquid filtered by the precision filter for a circuit board production process liquid or the precision filter cartridge for a circuit board production process liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates G.K.
    Inventors: Tomoka Ogura, Hidesato Mano
  • Patent number: 11434160
    Abstract: A system and method for processing sewage sludge using pyrolysis to eliminate and/or significantly reduce organic chemical compounds, including plastics, and to produce a biochar product that is safe for beneficial uses is provided. The system and method can utilize pyrolysis to treat sewage sludge which dramatically reduces or eliminates regulated and unregulated synthetic organic chemical compounds in the resultant biochar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: WM Intellectual Property Holdings, L.L.C.
    Inventors: James W. Ecker, Lindsay D'Anna, Eric Myers
  • Patent number: 11426687
    Abstract: A fuel filter assembly includes a filter housing defining a cavity, a center stack having a base component and a top portion. The center stack is positioned within the cavity of the filter housing and attached to the housing, the center stack having an axial aperture in the top portion, the axial aperture having a circumferential surface, and a fuel filter. The fuel filter includes a filter base, an end cap having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, an axial extension that extends from the bottom surface, and at least one prong attached to the axial extension, the at least one prong having an axial surface facing away from the top surface that axially locates the fuel filter in the housing against the circumferential surface, a filter element attached to the bottom surface of the end cap, and a pin attached to a filter base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas Kollmann, Patrick Wieler
  • Patent number: 11413562
    Abstract: A separator element comprising a porous rigid single-piece substrate (2) presenting firstly, at its periphery, a perimeter wall (21) that is continuous between an inlet (4) for the fluid medium for treatment at one end of the porous substrate and an outlet (5) for the retentate at the other end of the porous substrate, and secondly, internally, a surface covered by a separator layer (6) and defining an open structure made up of empty spaces (3) for passing a flow of the fluid medium for treatment. The empty spaces (3) are arranged in the porous substrate so as to create within the porous substrate a first flow network (R1) for the fluid medium for treatment, having at least two interconnected flow circuits (R11, R12) for the fluid medium between the inlet (4) and the outlet (5) of the porous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Philippe Lescoche, Jérôme Anquetil
  • Patent number: 11407897
    Abstract: Multicomponent copolymers including two or more types of repeat units is presented. In one example, the multicomponent copolymer includes at least one repeat unit AC having a structure (I), at least one repeat unit DC having a structure (II), and at least one repeat unit BC having a structure (III) or (V). The multicomponent copolymer may be cross-linked via a cross-linking agent. A polymer blend including the multicomponent copolymer or a cross-linked copolymer and a second polymer is also provided. The multicomponent copolymer may be a random or a block copolymer. The structural units of the multicomponent copolymers provide improved, tunable properties, such as improved biocompatibility and hydrophilicity, protein fouling, and mechanical properties, to the copolymers and/or the membranes fabricated from the copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CYTIVA SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: David Moore, Matthew Jeremiah Misner, Hongyi Zhou, Patrick McCloskey, Matthew Rainka
  • Patent number: 11401186
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an urban river channel direct purification device. The device includes a support wall panel arranged vertically, an upper tray and a lower tray arranged horizontally, an upper end of the support wall panel is connected with the upper tray, a lower end of the support wall panel is connected with the lower tray, the upper tray and the lower tray are respectively semi-circular, several filler biological walls are disposed between the upper tray and the lower tray, a top end of each filler biological wall is fixedly connected with the bottom of the upper tray, a bottom end of each filler biological wall is fixedly connected with the lower tray, and the filler biological wall is arranged along a radial direction of the upper tray/lower tray. The device can purify the water of the river channel through the adsorption material in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhaohui Wang, Hao Lu, Xin Zhang, Shaobo Zhu, Xiang Long
  • Patent number: 11389578
    Abstract: A fluid flow circuit assembly for a fluid processing device, comprising a housing having a plurality of openings, a separator disposed at least partially within the housing, and a plurality of flow paths communicating between an interior and an exterior of the housing via the plurality of openings, wherein the separator is disposed substantially at the center of the plurality of flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Kusters, Mark J. Brierton
  • Patent number: 11389747
    Abstract: The invention provides filters and methods of assembling filters. In an exemplary embodiment, the filter includes a porous element, a compression element, and a housing. The compression element can be configured to receive the porous element, thereby forming an assembly. For example, the compression element can receive the porous element in a slip-fit relationship. The housing can have an opening formed therein that is configured to receive the assembly. In some embodiments, the assembly can be retained within the opening when the assembly is received therein. For example, the opening can receive the assembly in a press-fit relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Mathew H. Delano, Jonathan Belanger, Raymond P. Fisk
  • Patent number: 11377369
    Abstract: The invention provides a water filtration system for removing heavy metals, residual chlorine, estrogens, bacteria and dust from tap water. The system includes a first adsorbent stage cartridge including approximately 40-65 wt. % of silver-impregnated activated carbon, approximately 1-10 wt. % of activated alumina, approximately 15-35 wt. % of ceramic balls, approximately 0.5-1 wt. % of chitosan and approximately 0.5-1 wt. % of kinetic degradation fluxion media. The second filtration stage cartridge includes an antifouling electrospun nanofiber membrane. A flow path is provided between the first adsorbent stage cartridge and the second filtration stage cartridge. The multiple stage water filtration system is capable of filtering water at a volume rate of at least approximately 2 liters per minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mind Body (Asia) Limited
    Inventors: Shu Yuen Wong, Hong Ning Mak, Siyue Li, Zihao Chen, Meng Xu
  • Patent number: 11376353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for regulating supply of substituate in an extracorporeal blood treatment with an extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus comprising a dialyzer divided by a semipermeable membrane into a blood chamber and a dialyzing fluid chamber and a device for supplying substituate. Moreover, the present invention relates to an extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus having a device for regulating supply of substituate. Regulation of supply of substituate in the extracorporeal blood treatment takes place as a function of the rheological loading of the dialyzer. To regulate supply of substituate during extracorporeal blood treatment, rheological loading of the dialyzer is determined from transmembrane pressure on the dialyzer and flow resistance of the dialyzer and substituate rate is increased or reduced according to the loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Pascal Kopperschmidt, Alfred Gagel
  • Patent number: 11369943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a simply prepared, safe, nontoxic, and biodegradable modified starch; the present invention further relates to use thereof as an adsorbent in adsorbing heavy metal ions and organic compounds, and belongs to the technical field of modified starch material. Starch is used as raw material and modified with thiourea and tungsten chloride; the starch binds to heavy metal ions through a series of coordination or chelation, and thus produces a heavy metal ion adsorption effect; a starch-based carbon composite is prepared, i.e., a modified starch composite. The simply prepared, environmentally friendly, and recyclable modified starch adsorbent with excellent performance and higher practical value effectively removes He ions and such organic compounds as methylene blue from the wastewater; the modified starch adsorbent is expected to develop into a novel water treatment agent due to low loss rate, biodegradability, and recyclability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Yishan Fang, Bo Cui, Jiaxuan Ma, Zhiying Li, Chunjing Tao, Haiteng Tao
  • Patent number: 11351509
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a filter membrane is sealed with a sealing material prior to using the filter membrane to filter process fluids. The sealing material is a fluorine-based polymer or a polymer with a cross-linking group. Once the sealing material has been placed in contact with the filter membrane, a cross-linking reaction may be initiated using either physical or chemical processes to cross-link the sealing material and to seal the filter membrane within the sealing material, thereby separating the filter membrane from the process fluids, reducing or eliminating leaching of the filter membrane into the process fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuan-Hsin Lo, Ching-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 11331606
    Abstract: A filtration system comprises a housing and a shell housing removably coupled to the housing. A valve comprise a valve housing and a plunger. The plunger comprises a seal member structured to seal an opening in the valve housing. The plunger is axially movable between a closed position, in which the seal member seals the opening, and an open position, in which the seal member does not seal the opening, thereby permitting fluid to flow through the valve housing. A filter element comprises filter media and an endcap. The endcap comprises an alignment tab configured to rotationally secure the filter element with respect to the shell housing when the shell housing is received in the housing. The endcap comprise a valve interaction projection structured to transfer rotation of the filter element and the shell housing to the plunger during installation of the filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Ranjeet Roy, Ken Tofsland, Loick Menez, Ismail C. Bagci, Charles W. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11324238
    Abstract: A method for preparing a filtered beverage includes filtering a raw beverage using a cross-flow ultrafiltration device to produce a solids fraction and a liquid fraction; heating the solids fraction to a temperature of 60° C. or greater to produce a pasteurized solids fraction; microfiltering the liquid fraction through a microfilter having a size cut-off of 1 ?m or smaller to produce a microfiltered liquid fraction; and combining the pasteurized solids fraction and the microfiltered liquid fraction to result in the filtered beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Otterstatter, Prashant V. Shrikhande
  • Patent number: 11258398
    Abstract: Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems provide for solar panel arrays that can be aesthetically pleasing to an observer. BIPV systems can be incorporated as part of roof surfaces as built into the structure of the roof, particularly as multi-region roofing modules that have photovoltaic elements embedded or incorporated into the body of the module, in distinct tiles-sized regions. Such multi-region photovoltaic modules can replicate the look of individual roofing tiles or shingles. Further, multi-region photovoltaic modules can include support structures between the distinct regions having a degree of flexibility, allowing for a more efficient installation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Almy, Kathryn Austin Pesce, David Molina
  • Patent number: 11251746
    Abstract: Methods and systems of managing dynamic response to wind in a solar tracker system are provided. The method includes determining a wind speed, comparing the wind speed to a predetermined threshold value to determine if the wind speed equals or exceeds the predetermined threshold, positioning a windward most solar tracker to a predetermined angle based on the comparing, and positioning a leeward most solar tracker to the predetermined angle based on the comparing. The solar trackers are positioned at the predetermined angle at a predetermined interval starting at the windward most solar tracker and the remaining solar trackers remain in a normal operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEXTRACKER INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Upfill-Brown, Tushar Guha, Jacob Mark Morin
  • Patent number: 11245109
    Abstract: A novel composite electrode material and a method for manufacturing the same, a composite electrode containing said composite electrode material, and a Li-based battery comprising said composite electrode are disclosed. Herein, the composite electrode material of the present invention comprises: a core, wherein a material of the core is at least one selected from the group consisting of Sn, Sb, Si, Ge, and compounds thereof; and a graphene nanowall or a graphene-like carbon nanowall; wherein the graphene nanowall or the graphene-like carbon nanowall grows on a surface of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yon-Hua Tzeng, Yen-Ting Pan
  • Patent number: 11233272
    Abstract: An electrolyte for a lithium-ion cell, comprises an organic solvent mixture comprising: (a) a hydrofluorinated ether base solvent to dissolve a lithium salt; (b) a fluorinated linear and/or cyclic ester co-solvent to form an SEI layer on a surface of the active materials; and (c) a fluorinated linear and/or cyclic ester co-solvent having a viscosity less than a viscosity of each of the hydrofluorinated ether base solvent and SEI-layer forming fluorinated linear and/or cyclic ester co-solvent to reduce a viscosity of the organic solvent mixture and a lithium salt dissolved in the organic solvent mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: NIO USA, INC.
    Inventor: Marc W. Juzkow
  • Patent number: 11233363
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a battery assembly with an aluminum (Al) alloy, ceramic coated header plate. An example battery assembly includes a plate, which may be referred to as a header plate, configured to support an electrical connector. The plate includes aluminum (Al) alloy and is coated with a layer of ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohd Atala, Kimberly Ann Lazarz, Michael Barr
  • Patent number: 11211659
    Abstract: A battery module includes: a lower housing in which a plurality of secondary battery cells are housed; an upper housing coupled to a cover of the lower housing to cover the plurality of secondary replaceable cells; a female connector detachably installed in at least one of the lower housing and the upper housing; and a wiring harness electrically connected to the connector and the plurality of secondary battery cells. The connector may include a body provided with a plurality of terminals, a bottom surface of the body may be spaced apart from an outer surface of the at least one housing such that a space may be defined between the outer surface of the at least one housing and the bottom surface, and both side surfaces of the body may be securely connected to the outer surface of the at least one housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hyun Wook Jeon, Youngsun Yun