Patents Examined by Thomas McKenzie
  • Patent number: 9452376
    Abstract: The filter includes: a structure with a C-shaped profile defining side walls and nozzle pipes, each connected to the structure. Each nozzle pipe has a longitudinal axis and an end; a plate connected over a border of the nozzle pipe end to close the nozzle pipe. The plate extends beyond the border. The end of the nozzle pipe is inserted between the side walls of the C-shaped profile. The plate is connected between the side walls of the C-shaped profile. A U-shaped pin defines a first and a second leg, wherein the first leg is inserted in holes of the side walls of the C-shaped profile. The first and the second leg rest on the nozzle pipe and embracing the nozzle pipe. The plate is at an angle (A) greater than 0° with a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the nozzle pipe. The second leg has a protrusion that rests against the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Anders Erik Martin Hjelmberg, Gunnar Mysjo
  • Patent number: 9266049
    Abstract: Provided are an air-conditioner and a controlling method thereof. The air-conditioner includes a blower fan forcibly generating a flow of air, a filter disposed on a flow path of the air that forcibly flows by the blower fan, and a vibration actuator disposed on a side of the filter. The method for controlling an air-conditioner includes disposing a collection part under a filter of an air-conditioner, vibrating a vibration actuator disposed on a side of the filter, and separating the collection part from a lower side of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jihoon Jun, Dongkeun Yang
  • Patent number: 9254458
    Abstract: A filter including a filter housing with a horizontal partition wall dividing the filter housing into a dean-gas chamber and a dust chamber. The filter has an inlet part in open communication with the dust chamber. The inlet part is configured for supplying a dust-containing flow of gas to the dust chamber. The gas flow is conveyed through the filter elements and upwards into the dean-gas chamber where the filtered gas is discharged through a clean-gas outlet. In the filter housing, a cylindrical inner portion is arranged that encircles the filter elements. A round-going inlet part is opposed to the cylindrical inner part. The round-going inlet part has a larger diameter than at least a portion of the filter housing that adjoins the inlet part. Gas flow is divided into an upwardly and downwardly oriented gas flow controlled by arrangement of the cylindrical inner part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SIMATEK A/S
    Inventors: Arne Grønbæk Jensen, Christian Dan Andersen
  • Patent number: 9230700
    Abstract: Radon is removed from a gas in an apparatus comprising: (a) a liquid-contacting apparatus having a shielded reservoir containing a fresh working liquid in which radon is soluble; and (b) a means for causing a stream of gas containing radon to pass through the liquid-contacting apparatus. When the radon level in the working liquid reaches a certain level, the working liquid is either taken out of service and stored until the radon level is reduced or the working liquid is diluted with additional working liquid having no radon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Radon Scrubber LLC
    Inventors: Colin G. Meyer, Allan H. Moyse
  • Patent number: 9221002
    Abstract: A pulse cleaning filter system has a housing with an inlet side and an outlet side separated by a planar tubesheet. The housing includes multiple tubesheet openings forming multiple rows. Multiple cylindrical filter cartridges have an open end sealed around one of the tubesheet openings and a closed end at the inlet side of the housing. A filter cleaning system includes a compressed gas header extending perpendicular to a normal of the tubesheet, multiple compressed gas outlet stub pipes extending from the header, right angle pulse valves connecting each of the stub pipes to a pulse manifold pipe including a first straight portion, a ninety degree bend at the outlet side of the housing, and a second straight portion at the outlet side of the housing. A gas pulse nozzle has a main injection axis directed along the central axis of the filter cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Shellenberger
  • Patent number: 9211496
    Abstract: An absorbent according to the present invention absorbs CO2 or H2S contained in flue gas emitted from a power generating plant such as a thermal plant, and contains three or more amine compounds selected from linear or cyclic amine compounds having a primary amino group, and linear or cyclic amine compounds having a secondary amino group. By way of a synergetic effect of the mixture of these compounds, the absorption speed of CO2 or H2S absorption is improved. A small amount of CO2 contained in a large amount of boiler flue gas can be absorbed efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yukihiko Inoue, Ryuji Yoshiyama, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Masaki Iijima, Masazumi Tanoura, Tomio Mimura, Yasuyuki Yagi
  • Patent number: 9200568
    Abstract: The present application provides a pulse filtration system for use with a compressor of a gas turbine engine. The pulse filtration system may include a pulse filter, a compressed air system in communication with the pulse filter, and a filter bag surrounding the pulse filter in whole or in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bradly Aaron Kippel, Doug Byrd, Giorgio Marchetti
  • Patent number: 9200391
    Abstract: A mat includes a first principal face, a second principal face opposite to the first principal face, entangled points, and unentangled portions. The entangled points are provided by entangling inorganic fibers with one another. The unentangled portions are provided from the first principal face to the second principal face. The inorganic fibers are not entangled with one another and are arranged substantially parallel to one another in said unentangled portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Furuzawa
  • Patent number: 9186611
    Abstract: A baghouse cleaning system comprises an elongated air accumulator configured to retain pressurized air and extend over a row of filter bags. An elongated air tube extends along the air accumulator and venturis extend from the air tube. The venturis blow pressurized air streams down into the filter bags to remove particles attached to an outside filter bag surface. A valve fluidly couples the air accumulator to the air tube and an actuator is configured to move the cleaning arm linearly over different rows of the filter bags. A sensor may determine when the filter bags need to be cleaned based on a measured air pressure. A controller can actuate the cleaning arm to clean the filter bags based on preprogrammed cleaning patterns, the amount of measured air pressure, and/or other detected environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Daniel Boatwright, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9186612
    Abstract: Assemblies, features, and techniques for pulse jet air cleaner assemblies and their operation are described. In general, the techniques relate to: providing for advantageous dust egress arrangement from the housing; and, preferred pulse control logic. This can be advantageous in field operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Wahlquist, Thomas Olson, Jason DeGuelle
  • Patent number: 9168489
    Abstract: A ventilation member (100) of the invention includes a tubular part (11), a gas permeable filter (19), and a cover part (31). In an attached state where the tubular part (11) is fit into the cover part (31), gaps functioning as gas passages (AR2 and AR3) are formed between a bottom portion (35) of the cover part (31) and the gas permeable filter (19) and between a side wall portion (39) of the cover part (31) and a body portion (17) of the tubular part (11). The opening area (S2) of a filter-end opening (15) with respect to an in-plane direction (WL) perpendicular to the thickness direction of the gas permeable filter (19) is larger than the opening area (S1) of a connection-end opening (13) with respect to the in-plane direction (WL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Furuyama, Toshiki Yanagi
  • Patent number: 9161667
    Abstract: A filter kit with an enhanced surface area filter and cage, for an electric power vacuum cleaner, the filter is a self-cleaning, flexible interlocking fabric having a rest position at atmospheric pressure, and a stretched position when under vacuum of a vacuum cleaner, the fabric having at least enough stretchability to increase its surface area by at least 10% in its stretched position from its rest position. When the vacuum cleaner is operating, the filter is in its stretched position and collects dust and debris, and when the vacuum cleaner is off, the filter relaxes, returns to its rest position and its surface area contracts to be self-cleaning, and a portion of the dust and debris to fall from the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Martin M. Sobel
  • Patent number: 9162234
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a filter element includes directing a jet of pressurized gas from a nozzle onto a filter element, with the jet having a non-round cross-sectional shape that is a same general cross-sectional shape as the opening in a tube sheet holding the filter element. The nozzle has a channel for the pressurized gas that is obstruction-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Raether
  • Patent number: 9132372
    Abstract: A filtering body, in particular for a rotary separator, which extends about an axis, has two opposite axial faces and is provided with a filtering net constituted by filaments defining a plurality of pores between them and with a frame, which is defined by non-porous solid elements, supports the filtering net and is made in one piece with the filtering net; at least some of the filaments of the filtering net extend from one of the axial faces along respective longitudinal axes, which are parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: GE AVIO S.R.L.
    Inventors: Stefano Zecchi, Federico Dellavalle, Daniele Coutandin
  • Patent number: 9126133
    Abstract: A dust removal method using baghouse filter to process raw syngas from fluidized bed coal gasifier, wherein temperature in the baghouse (300) is maintained at 180° C.˜250° C., pressure difference between the gas inlet (130) of the baghouse (300) and the gas outlet (110) of the baghouse (300) is controlled at 1000-5000Pa, the raw syngas from the fluidized bed coal gasifier enters the gas inlet under the pressure of 0.2-3.0Mpa. The present method effectively solves the technical problems of condensation and baghouse block due to high steam and ash content in the raw syngas from the fluidized bed coal gasifier and the present method is also applicable to remove dusts from the raw syngas produced by the fluidized bed coal gasifier under the conditions of high water-gas ratio (the water-gas ratio is up to 37%), high dust content(15-100g/Nm3 dusts) and 0.2-3.0Mpa pressure. The present invention also discloses a baghouse dust collector and a dense phase pneumatic conveying apparatus for the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Minghai Gu, Songliang Sun, Guangliang Luo
  • Patent number: 9126138
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a method and system for preparing gaseous utility streams from gaseous process streams, particularly, removing oil contamination from such streams prior to use in a dry gas seal. The methods and systems may include at least one kinetic swing adsorption process including pressure swing adsorption, temperature swing adsorption, calcination, and inert purge processes to treat gaseous streams for use in dry gas seals of rotating equipment such as compressors, turbines and pumps and other utilities. The adsorbent materials used include a high surface area solid structured microporous and mesoporous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Harry W. Deckman, Preeti Kamakoti, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Bruce T. Kelley, Paul Scott Northrop, Peter C. Rasmussen, Paul Lawrence Tanaka, Martin N. Webster, Wieslaw Jerzy Roth, Edward W. Corcoran
  • Patent number: 9120045
    Abstract: A sinter plant gas cleaning system includes a fabric filter device for removing dust particles from a process gas drawn from a sinter strand of a sinter plant. A duct is adapted to allow the process gas drawn from the sinter strand to pass by the fabric filter device. A measurement device measures a concentration of organic compounds of the process gas drawn from the sinter strand. A control system receives a signal from the measurement device and controls the flow of process gas through the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Wieslander, Lena Loren
  • Patent number: 9103559
    Abstract: An objective of the invention is to obtain a structure which allows a cleaning mechanism, such as dust removal means, for an air filter to be easily mounted in an indoor unit of an air conditioner that has an air filter on the intake side of an indoor fan. The indoor unit is constituted by a main unit (10) including an indoor heat exchanger (22) and an indoor fan (21) for blowing air taken from a room to the indoor heat exchanger (22), a cleaning unit (100) located on the room side of the main unit (10) and including an air filter (30) and dust removal means (50) for removing dust captured by the air filter (30), and an indoor panel (11) for covering the room side of the cleaning unit (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Sakashita, Morimichi Okada
  • Patent number: 9101860
    Abstract: An electrospinning fine fiber production methodology for generating a significant amount of fibers with diameters of less than 100 nanometers is provided. Also, a filter media composite comprising a substrate layer and an electrospun fine fiber layer having a increased efficiency relative to pressure drop and/or a controlled pore size distribution is provided. According to some embodiments nylon is electrospun from a solvent combination of formic and acetic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Clarcor Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Green, Scotty L. King, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 9095813
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide capture facility is disclosed comprising packing formed as a slab, and at least one liquid source. The slab has opposed dominant faces, the opposed dominant faces being at least partially wind penetrable to allow wind to flow through the packing. The at least one liquid source is oriented to direct carbon dioxide absorbent liquid into the packing to flow through the slab. The slab is disposed in a wind flow that has a non-zero incident angle with one of the opposed dominant faces. A method of carbon dioxide capture is also disclosed. Carbon dioxide absorbing liquid is applied into packing in a series of pulses. A gas containing carbon dioxide is flowed through the packing to at least partially absorb the carbon dioxide from the gas into the carbon dioxide absorbing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Carbon Engineering Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David Keith, Maryam Mahmoudkhani, Alessandro Biglioli, Brandon Hart, Kenton Heidel, Mike Foniok