Patents Examined by Robert Clemente
  • Patent number: 10376822
    Abstract: A filter element is provided according to the present invention. The filter element includes: (a) a media pack arrangement having first and second opposite ends, said media pack arrangement comprising: (i) an inner liner defining a safety central open volume; (ii) a multilayer laminate media construction circumscribing the inner liner and having a first end and a second end, wherein the multilayer laminate media construction comprises: (A) a filtration media layer arranged in a waved configuration, wherein the filtration media layer has a first side and a second side; (B) a first fibrous support layer adjacent the first side of the filtration media layer arranged in the waved configuration; (b) a first end cap at the first end of the media pack arrangement; said first end cap having a central aperture in flow communication with said safety central open volume; and (c) a second end cap at the second end of the media pack arrangement; said second end cap being a closed end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Yadav, Suresh Bommineni, Benny K. Nelson, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Patent number: 10379660
    Abstract: A medical fluid treatment machine comprising: a pump configured to pump medical fluid to and from a patient; an input device configured to: display touch buttons, at least some of the touch buttons each representing a grapheme, and detect haptic interactions between a user and the touch buttons, wherein an interaction causes information related to the touch button to be received by the medical fluid treatment machine; and a control unit configured to control the input device, wherein controlling the input device includes causing the input device to switch between displaying i) a first set of touch buttons that correspond to a first language, and ii) a second set of touch buttons that correspond to a second language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Daniel Tanenbaum, Aleo Nobel Mok, Haryono Dianto, Mario Gumina
  • Patent number: 10378494
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter element (10) having a first fluid path (12) on a raw side (60) for filtering a first fluid (64) and a second fluid path (14) having a fluid line (16) on a clean side (62) for carrying a second fluid (66). The filter element (10) is provided at least on one side with a first end plate (20). Here, the fluid line (16) is arranged in the central inner region (36) of the filter element (10) and connected with the end plate (20) for joint disassembly, especially securely connected to the filter element. The invention further relates to a filter system (100) including such a filter element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Jokschas, Martin Weindorf, Martin Veit, Rafael Salom
  • Patent number: 10376823
    Abstract: A filter element with an improved mounting frame and method of assembly are provided. The filter element includes a filter media pack with a mounting frame attached to the outer periphery of the filter media pack. The mounting frame defines a channel that holds a shut-off material for preventing leakage of an adhesive securing the mounting frame to the filter media pack. A filter element that includes a polymeric material between the filter media pack and the adhesive is also provided. The shut-off material may be pre-formed or applied in a flowable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Krull, Michael J. Von Seggern, Jeffrey E. D. Rogers, Trenton Yendra
  • Patent number: 10376826
    Abstract: A filter assembly having at least two filter caps produced from a planar composite sheet of heat liquefied adhesive and metal layer (typically sheet metal). The filter caps are adhered to a porous, typically pleated, filter media positioned, which is generally an air filter, within channels of each filter cap wherein the adhesive, typically a plastisol, adheres the filter caps to the filter media and can impregnate the filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: John Zurliene
  • Patent number: 10369509
    Abstract: A filter assembly having a filter module, a fan module, an electronics module including a control system. The fan module inlet and the filter module outlet are laterally spaced apart with their corresponding surfaces extending side by side. A cover is movable between an engaged position engaging the surfaces of the filter and fan modules and a removed position. The cover defines a plenum providing a fluid communication between the filter module outlet and the fan module inlet in the engaged position and directing the flow along a direction different from a direction of the flow through the fan module inlet and filter module outlet. A sensor is located in the plenum and configured to provide information on the flow through the plenum. The sensor communicates with a power source and with the control system at least when the cover is in the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PAT TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Chau Thien Vo
  • Patent number: 10363511
    Abstract: A dust collector provided with a shunt guide plate includes a main body, a filter drum, a dust collecting barrel and an induced draft device. A cover plate is fixed between the main body and the dust collecting barrel, having a central portion bored with an insert hole corresponding to the main body, and a guide plate is transversely disposed under the cover plate. Thus, the induced draft device is started to absorb airflow with dust into the main body and, when passing through the insert hole of the cover plate, the airflow will be stopped by the guide plate and forced to flow through two sides of the guide plate to form a shunt effect. Thus, when airflow gets into the dust collecting barrel, the dust in the dust collecting barrel will not be affected to rise, enhancing dust collecting effect of the dust collecting barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAN FORD MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuan-Tai Cheng
  • Patent number: 10357732
    Abstract: An air filter element (200) for insertion into an air filter housing, comprising an intake surface (275), a discharge surface (285), a filter medium (210), and a filter element-retaining device (240) which extends along at least a section of the periphery of the filter medium (210), between the intake surface (275) and the discharge surface (285), and which includes a retaining arrangement (270) that radially projects from the filter medium (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Michael Kolmeder, Werner Blossey, Pascal Neef, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Sven Epli, Franziska Schulz, Martin Schmid, Alfons-Alois Schwinghammer, Joachim-Paul Krieger
  • Patent number: 10357730
    Abstract: Fibrous filter medium that includes a melt-blown filter layer comprising melt-blown fibers and a high-efficiency glass-containing filter layer comprising glass fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiong Gao, Gregory S. Tronnes, Rakesh Kumar Yadav, Michael A. Madden
  • Patent number: 10350534
    Abstract: A filter element has, on a filter element housing, a first and a second filter medium body, which are arranged at an angle to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Hasenfratz, Fabian Wagner
  • Patent number: 10350531
    Abstract: Filter cartridges including tubular filter media having ovate cross-sections and filter systems using the ovate tubular filter cartridges are described herein. The inner perimeters of the ovate cross-sections of one or more of the filter cartridges may be asymmetric, i.e., the inner perimeters of the cross-sections of the tubular filter media in the filter cartridges may have no lines about which they are symmetric. The inner perimeters of the ovate cross-sections of the tubular filter media in one or more of the filter cartridges may have only one line of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Raether
  • Patent number: 10350523
    Abstract: A filter housing is provided. The filter housing includes a circumferential rib provided on an outer surface thereof. The filter housing also includes a first longitudinal rib provided on the outer surface thereof. The first longitudinal rib connects and extends away from the circumferential rib along a length of the filter housing. The first longitudinal rib defines a first thickness thereof. The first thickness tapers towards the circumferential rib. The filter housing further includes a second longitudinal rib provided on the outer surface thereof. The second longitudinal rib is provided opposing the first longitudinal rib. The second longitudinal rib connects and extends away from the circumferential rib along the length of the filter housing. The second longitudinal rib defines a second thickness thereof. The second thickness tapers towards the circumferential rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Alan Morris, Jeffrey R Ries, Brian John Sutton
  • Patent number: 10343104
    Abstract: Systems and a method for removing carbon nanotubes from a continuous reactor effluent are provided herein. The method includes flowing the continuous reactor effluent through a separation vessel, separating carbon nanotubes from the continuous reactor effluent in the separation vessel, and generating a stream including gaseous components from the continuous reactor effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: EXXONMOBIL UPSTREAM RESEARCH COMPANY, SOLID CARBON PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Denton, Dallas B. Noyes, Russell J. Koveal, Jr., Terry A. Ring
  • Patent number: 10343101
    Abstract: Air cleaner and preferred components for an air cleaner are provided. In certain arrangements, a band is mounted to the media pack, surrounding the media. Also, the cartridge is non-circular and includes a seal thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Coulonvaux, Johan DeWit, Cary Donald Olson, Thomas Miller, Marty Barris, Wayne Bishop, Donald Engel, Steven Campbell, Johan Fobe
  • Patent number: 10344718
    Abstract: A filter element, including: a first filter media body having a filter media and an inflow side and an outflow side; and a second filter media body having a filter media and an inflow side and an outflow side; wherein the first filter media body and the second filter media body are adapted for installation into a filter element housing shared by both filter media bodies; wherein the filter element has a longitudinal axis; wherein the filter media bodies in the filter element housing delimit a common clean chamber shared by both filter media bodies, the common clean chamber from which the cleaned fluid is to be discharged via at least one outflow aperture; wherein at least one of the filter media bodies is constructed from at least two sections, each section differing in size from other sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Hasenfratz, Fabian Wagner
  • Patent number: 10343103
    Abstract: Filter media includes a filtration substrate having a first side and a second side, and constructed for filtering a fluid by flow of the fluid therethrough. The filtration substrate has a a machine direction extending from a first end to a second end, and a cross direction extending from a first edge to a second edge. The filtration substrate includes a plurality of corrugations extending in the machine direction. The plurality of corrugations include a plurality of first crests formed along the first side and a plurality of second crests formed along the second side. The filtration substrate includes a plurality of bosses along the plurality of first crests or along the plurality of second crests and extending in a direction away from the other of the plurality of first crests or the plurality of second crests. Media packs, filter elements, and methods of making are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Ouyang, Daniel T. Risch
  • Patent number: 10337471
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for a filter for filtration of a fluid has a prismatic basic shape with a base face and a top face arranged parallel to each other and each having a polygonal basic shape. The prismatic basic shape is provided with a first lateral face and a second lateral face neighboring the first lateral face, wherein the first lateral face is an inflow surface and is substantially positioned perpendicular to the neighboring second lateral face. The prismatic basic shape has a third lateral face that is an outflow surface and is positioned at an angle relative to the first lateral face, wherein the angle is greater than 10° and smaller than 80°. A filter with such a filter cartridge is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kaufmann, Klaus-Dieter Ruhland
  • Patent number: 10335730
    Abstract: A filter cartridge, a safety element and fluid cleaner assembly are described. The fluid cleaner assembly generally includes a housing having a cover and a primary fluid cleaner section. The filter cartridge generally comprises z-filter media, arranged in a straight through configuration. Preferred cartridges include a seal gasket positioned to extend continuously around at outer perimeter of the straight through flow construction. The fluid cleaner assembly can have a precleaner positioned therein. Preferred features are described. Methods of assembly and use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Krisko, Wayne R. W. Bishop, Steven S. Gieseke, Benny K. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10330058
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air filter using high density filter paper. The filter paper may include a thermally bonded non-woven fabric filter paper 10 having air permeability to filter foreign materials of passed polluted air and change the polluted air to fresh air. The non-woven fabric filter paper includes wrinkled portions 10-1 and 10-N that are folded at a predetermined interval. A thickness of the wrinkle portions 10-1 and 10-N are provided with dense layers 15 and 17 comprising a first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fiber 20-2 that can shrink by heat and a second polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fiber 20-1 that deforms upon by heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Korea Filtration Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Min Yun, Chul-Kyu Kwack, Young-Hae Kim, Kyung-Ho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10323572
    Abstract: The present application provides a filtration system for a gas turbine engine. The filtration system may include a holding frame with a positioning element extending therefrom and a filtration unit for mounting within the holding frame. The filtration unit may include a positioning slot therein such that the positioning element extends through the positioning slot when the filtration unit is mounted within the holding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Etienne René Pascal Jarrier, William Keith Albert Eyers, Peter John Duncan Smith, Richard Paul Steele