Patents Examined by Richard C Gurtowski
  • Patent number: 11326418
    Abstract: Method includes recovering a stimulating fluid, which includes transferring working fluid having the stimulating fluid from an operating site (102) to a current temporary processing facility (TPF) (110) that is located remotely with respect to the operating site in the geographical region. After purifying the working fluid at the current TPF (110), thereby providing the stimulating fluid, the stimulating fluid is transferred from the current TPF to an injection site (103) that is located remotely with respect to the current TPF and the operating site. The method also includes transporting fluid-handling equipment after a designated condition has been satisfied. The fluid-handling equipment is transported from the current TPF (110) to a new TPF (110). The recovering of the stimulating fluid, the transferring of the stimulating fluid, and the transporting of the fluid-handling equipment is repeated a plurality of times. The current and new TPFs are at different locations within the geographical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Harish Radhakrishna Acharya, Roger Allen Shisler, Andrew Jacob Gorton
  • Patent number: 11319686
    Abstract: A transportable modular system for emergency treatment of water polluted by liquid hydrocarbon spillage comprises: at least a first containerized treatment module, comprising a container in the form of a standard size intermodal container which houses a coalescence separator device, configured to operate an oil/water separation; a suction pipe having a first end connected to the coalescence separator device and a second end provided with an inlet connected to at least one floating skimmer; a pump positioned on the suction pipe; a water drain pipe and an oil drain pipe, connected to a water outlet and an oil outlet, respectively, of the coalescence separator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SAIPEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Mario Alessandro Allara, Fabrizio Bonifacio
  • Patent number: 11319214
    Abstract: A waste liquid treating apparatus includes a waste liquid accommodating unit for waste water discharged from a processing apparatus. A waste liquid filter unit filters the waste liquid in that tank to purify the waste liquid into fresh water. A fresh water reservoir tank reserves the fresh water obtained by filtering the waste liquid by the waste liquid filter unit. A pure water producing unit purifies the fresh water reserved in the fresh water reservoir tank into pure water, and a temperature control unit controls the pure water obtained by purifying the fresh water by the pure water purifying unit to a predetermined temperature. A bubble water seal type pump sucks at least bubbles generated in the waste liquid filter unit, and a sealing water reservoir tank reserves the bubbles sucked by the bubble water seal type pump as a waste liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tadaomi Matsumoto, Masaru Saito
  • Patent number: 11306011
    Abstract: A channel block for a liquid chemical dosing apparatus. The channel block has a process outlet; a chemical liquid inlet; an evacuation outlet; a calibration column outlet; channels provided within the channel block that connect at least the process outlet, the chemical liquid inlet, the evacuation outlet and the calibration column outlet; a pressure indicator mounted to the channel block to measure the pressure of the chemical liquid entering through the chemical liquid inlet; a additional regulation valve mounted to the channel block upstream of at least one of the process outlet and the calibration column outlet; a evacuation regulation valve mounted to the channel block upstream of the evacuation outlet; at least three control valves mounted to the block configured to control the chemical liquid passing through the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Vincent Tremblay-Meunier, Jean-Christophe Fortin Houde
  • Patent number: 11305238
    Abstract: Reverse osmosis filter apparatus having a reverse osmosis filter system, a pan connected to the reverse osmosis filter system and located at the bottom thereof to collect water that leaks from the reverse osmosis filter system and a water sensing shut-off valve connected to the pan, the water sensing shut-off valve being coupled between a raw water input and the reverse osmosis filter system, the water sensing shut-off valve being connected to the pan at a location to sense the presence of water collecting in the pan and to disconnect the reverse osmosis filter system from the raw water input when the presence of water is sensed. Various features and embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Topper Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Allen Beall
  • Patent number: 11286174
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for supplying heat by means of stratum coal in-place slurrying and a method for supplying power generation heat by means of stratum coal in-place slurrying, belonging to the technical field of ground-source well heat exchange. The system comprises a stratum coal slurrying device, a mid-deep well casing device and a heat exchange device. The stratum coal slurrying device comprises a water inlet pump and a coal slurry pump, which are connected to a directional slurry preparing drill through pipelines, respectively. The mid-deep well casing device comprises a vertically buried pipe, and a heat-insulating inner pipe that is coaxial with the vertically buried pipe and inserted into the vertically buried pipe. A microporous pipe assembly is arranged on the bottom of the heat-insulating inner pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Boqing Dai, Jinjin Qiao, Yaping Wang
  • Patent number: 11285414
    Abstract: The following abstract of the invention concerns the development of a filtration system applied to agricultural sprayers so that the operator does not come into contact with residues from the applied product, having a cooperative system of a filtering element (14) and a settling filter (36), where the system is managed by an electronic module (41), having obstruction sensors that indicate the need for self-cleaning and recommend the time it should be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Ruch Murilo Haustein
  • Patent number: 11279629
    Abstract: Disclosed is an artificial intelligence (AI) water purifier. The AI water purifier includes a housing forming an outer surface of the AI water purifier, a filter assembly disposed inside the housing, a water outlet for discharging water, a water supply pipe for connecting a water source to the filter assembly, a water discharge pipe for connecting the filter assembly to the water outlet, a first camera for capturing an image of water passing through the water supply pipe, and a processor for acquiring at least one of transparency or color of the water passing through the water supply pipe using the image captured, and for determining a pollution level of the water passing through the water supply pipe using at least one of the transparency or the color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Jonhwey Lee
  • Patent number: 11274049
    Abstract: Control strategy and algorithms to be utilized in a programmable logic control for automating injection rates of corrosion inhibitor and scaling inhibitor in a process plant. The logic control system can be programmed on a Distributed Control System (DCS) or Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) of the plant. The automating system is developed with the objective of optimizing corrosion inhibitor and scale inhibitor usage, thereby reducing operating cost, improving the reliability and integrity of process plant facilities, and preventing undesirable incident of loss of containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Samusideen Adewale Salu, Mohamed Soliman, Talal Zahrani
  • Patent number: 11273392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a separating device (1) for fluid-collecting sumps, in particular of filter or water separators, comprising a line pipe (10) which has a connection opening (11) and an outlet opening (12), wherein the line pipe (10) is equipped with a flow restrictor (20), a phase detection sensor (30) for detecting a phase boundary (G) between a light fluid (F1) and a heavy fluid (F2), and an electronically actuatable outlet valve (40) between the phase detection sensor (30) and the outlet opening (12). The outlet valve (40) is actuated by a regulating device (45) such that the outlet valve (40) is brought from an open position into a closed position when a phase boundary (G) is detected by the phase detection sensor (30). The invention additionally relates to fluid container devices (100) comprising a fluid-collecting sump (101) and such a separating device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: FAUDI Aviation GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Lauber
  • Patent number: 11260323
    Abstract: A means to exploit the Dean Vortices for dynamic filtering on a macro scale intended for application in utility and industrial processes is disclosed. This method relies on an apparatus of computed construction to optimize the centripetal force and minimize the effect of gravity on the separation and effectiveness of the Dean Vortices. The method is also supported by an apparatus of construction which results in an optimized elliptical flow channel that enhances the formation and persistence of the Dean Vortices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: James William Masten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11247916
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system for separating waste. The waste separating system includes a compacting assembly, a liquid diverting assembly, and a controller configured to control aspects of the compacting assembly and the liquid diverting assembly. The waste separating system can divert waste liquid from a manufacturing assembly to a liquid diverting assembly, where a controller is configured to selectively control a flow of the waste liquid to a drain or to a storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sebright Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Lee Sebright, Dean Daniel Banas, Benjamin Warren Dietz, Douglas Gene Sebright
  • Patent number: 11247174
    Abstract: Provided is a drainage device and a system for controlling discharging of concentrated water in a water purification process. The device includes a valve cavity, a flowmeter, a transmission shaft and a control unit. The control unit is used for controlling a motion of the transmission shaft to adjust a liquid flow of the flowmeter in the valve cavity. The device inhibits an instantaneous impact of a liquid on the valve cavity to relieve vibration generated by the instantaneous impact; a special structural design is employed, which is favorable for controlling a flow of the concentrated water; moreover, the device is suitable for different pressure environments, achieves the objectives of small volume, controllable fitting area and small friction force; prevents leakage, and is easy to maintain and clean; and abnormal discharging of the concentrated water caused by water hammer and liquid impact in a water purification system is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Guo Liu, Xiaohan Liu
  • Patent number: 11235267
    Abstract: A method for making a customized beverages in a beverage maker is provided using a filtered water system for processing pressurized potable water. The filter system is monitored to allow for certification of a filter system performance for a claimed contaminant reduction up through 320 gallons of use while providing NSF/ANSI Standard 42 or NSF/ANSI Standard 53 health claims when operated at a flow rate of no more than 0.50 gallons per minute (gpm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Carl V. Santoiemmo
  • Patent number: 11235991
    Abstract: A membrane filter apparatus for splitting a feed into filtrate and retentate is provided. The apparatus comprises a body chamber, a feed inlet disposed on the body chamber, a retentate outlet located in the body chamber, a feed distribution tube connected to the feed inlet, and a filter assembly having a filter. The feed distribution tube has a length sufficient to cause the feed to enter the body chamber at a feed distance from the filter assembly of no greater than 50% of a total length of the body chamber. The feed flows across the filter in a direction parallel to a surface of the filter assembly. The filtrate passes through the filter assembly and the retentate flows through the body chamber in a direction antiparallel to the feed flow through the feed distribution tube and out through the retentate outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Hani Abdullah Abulkhair, Iqbal Ahmed Moujdin, Mohammad S. Albeiruti, Amer Ahmed Jamil Shaiban
  • Patent number: 11230482
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a chloramine synthesis reaction. The system includes at least one water pump configured to deliver a first water stream to a first junction where the first water stream is mixed with a first solution including an ammonium compound, and a second water stream to a second junction where the second water stream is mixed with a second solution including hypochlorite, a reaction chamber downstream of the first and second junctions which is configured to mix the first and second water streams in order to react the ammonium compound and the hypochlorite to form chloramine, an optical measurement device disposed upstream of the second junction, the optical measurement device configured to measure an absorbance of the hypochlorite in the second solution, and at least one controller programmed to determine a concentration of the hypochlorite in the second solution based on the measured absorbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CHEMTREAT, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Baron, Joseph Konefal, Blaine Nagao
  • Patent number: 11229727
    Abstract: A remote service is implemented to automatically aggregate data across hemodialysis patients and determine updated treatment options for patients to increase well-being and optimize performance of the hemodialysis machines. Patients or caregivers operating a hemodialysis machine or a local or remote user computing device associated with the hemodialysis machine can provide feedback regarding the patient's well-being to the remote service. The feedback can be provided at any of one or more times pre-treatment, during treatment, or post-treatment. Furthermore, the hemodialysis machine can be configured with one or more sensors that transmit data pertaining to device state of the hemodialysis machine, such as information about blood, dialysate used, saline solution, pump pressure, air trap and air detector, hemodialysis machine information (e.g., make and model), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: KATA Gardner Technologies
    Inventor: Thomas Tatonetti
  • Patent number: 11213768
    Abstract: A system for automatically discharging sand from a sand separator. The system includes a first and second valves and a choke valve disposed in a discharge line from a sand separator. A pressure transducer measures pressure in the line between the first and second valves. A control panel operates the valves to initiate and terminate the discharge sequence. An emergency shutdown valve is positioned upstream of the sand separator and is operative to shut down the system if the pressure reading by the transducer exceeds a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Jason Pitcher
  • Patent number: 11214502
    Abstract: An apparatus has a hub including a water inlet for receiving source water, a water outlet for discharging ozonated water, and an interface between the water inlet and the water outlet. The apparatus also has a cartridge including an electrolytic cell for ozonating the source water. The electrolytic cell has a cathode, an anode comprising diamond, and a membrane between the cathode and the anode. The electrolytic cell is configured to flow source water through both the cathode and the anode. The cartridge further includes at least one cartridge port for removably coupling with the interface on the hub. The at least one cartridge port and the interface are configured to flow source water from the hub into the electrolytic cell and to flow ozonated water from the electrolytic cell into the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Enozo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl David Lutz, Jeffrey D. Booth, Brian Arena, Richard A. Federico
  • Patent number: 11207618
    Abstract: There is disclosed a tool for filtering a lubricant to meet a target ISO cleanliness code. The tool includes a skid-mounted integrated filtration system having a pump that circulates a flow of lubricant from an inlet port, through a heater, through a series of specifically sized filters, and past a digital particle counter. The filtration system also includes a user interface and a programmable logic controller (PLC) configured to track outputs from the pump, the oil heater, and the particle counter to monitor a cleanliness of the circulating lubricant. The filtration system also includes a filtration operations server in communication with the PLC and configured to implement a tracking and monitoring software application enabling control of the filtration system from the system itself or remotely through one or more remote user terminals such as a smartphone, a laptop or tablet computer, and the like. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Filtration Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Lee Hohnstein