Patents by Inventor Evan E. Koslow

Evan E. Koslow has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10625213
    Abstract: A production system for manufacturing composite porous solid articles is provided wherein the color of such articles is monitored to confirm that the articles, which are produced by heating and compressing mixtures of poly(vinylidene fluoride) binder powder (such as Kyblock® resin from Arkema) and activated carbon powder, are fully cured. Adjustments to the processing conditions are made when a region of the article appears blue (indicative of incomplete curing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ARKEMA INC.
    Inventors: Sean M. Stabler, Evan E. Koslow
  • Patent number: 10596547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid porous article containing sub-micron functional additive particles held together using discrete sub-micron polymer binder particles. The porous article preferably also contains a majority of primary active particles in the 1 to 300 micron range. The solid porous articles are used to separate, precipitate, and/or trap components of a fluid that passes through the porous article. The solid porous articles are used to separate and trap components of a fluid that passes through the porous article. Preferred binders are polyvinylidene fluoride resins, such as Kyblock® resins from Arkema Inc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Sean M. Stabler, Evan E. Koslow
  • Publication number: 20180104654
    Abstract: A production system for manufacturing composite porous solid articles is provided wherein the color of such articles is monitored to confirm that the articles, which are produced by heating and compressing mixtures of poly(vinylidene fluoride) binder powder (such as Kyblock® resin from Arkema) and activated carbon powder, are fully cured. Adjustments to the processing conditions are made when a region of the article appears blue (indicative of incomplete curing).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sean M. STABLER, Evan E. KOSLOW
  • Publication number: 20180104670
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid porous article containing sub-micron functional additive particles held together using discrete sub-micron polymer binder particles. The porous article preferably also contains a majority of primary active particles in the 1 to 300 micron range. The solid porous articles are used to separate, precipitate, and/or trap components of a fluid that passes through the porous article. The solid porous articles are used to separate and trap components of a fluid that passes through the porous article. Preferred binders are polyvinylidene fluoride resins, such as Kyblock® resins from Arkema Inc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sean M. STABLER, Evan E. KOSLOW
  • Patent number: 9879120
    Abstract: A method of producing a scale-control resin including combining in an aqueous solution a cation-exchange resin and a weak-acid anion mineral or salt having a multivalent cation to allow ion exchange between the resin and the multivalent cation. The cation-exchange resin may be a weak-acid ion exchange resin. The method may further include adding a strong-acid salt having the same multivalent cation as the weak-acid anion mineral or salt to the aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: WATTS REGULATOR CO.
    Inventor: Evan E. Koslow
  • Publication number: 20160121249
    Abstract: A block product comprising a thermoplastic binder having an average particle size of less than 20 micrometers fused with active particles to form a generally coherent porous structure. In some cases, the average particle size of the binder is less than 12 micrometers. In some cases, the active particles are activated carbon particles. In some cases, the block product may include one or more of poly(vinylidene difluoride) binders, nylon-11, and nylon-12 or other odd-numbered polyamides having such small particle size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: Arkema Inc.
    Inventor: Evan E. KOSLOW
  • Publication number: 20140191444
    Abstract: An apparatus for extruding a block product from a feed material. A barrel includes an output end. A screw is at least partially disposed within the barrel. The screw flows the feed material in the barrel towards the output end. A die is in fluid communication with the output end of the barrel. The die receives the feed material and heats the feed material to produce the block product. At least one electrically conductive element passes electric current through the feed material to heat the feed material by resistive heating. The feed material may include activated carbon and at least one binder, to produce a carbon block product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Koslow Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Evan E. Koslow
  • Publication number: 20140087169
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming particles from a liquid, including a rotor assembly having at least one surface sized and shaped so as to define at least one capillary. Each capillary has an inner region adjacent an axis of rotation of the rotor assembly, an outer region distal from the axis of rotation, and an edge adjacent the outer region. The rotor assembly is configured to be rotated at an angular velocity selected such that when the liquid is received in the inner region of the at least one capillary, the liquid will move from the inner region to the outer region, adopt an unsaturated condition on the at least one surface such that the liquid flows as a film along the at least one surface and does not continuously span the capillary, and, upon reaching the edge, separates from the at least one surface to form at least one particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Evan E. Koslow
  • Patent number: 8613363
    Abstract: Disclosed is an integrated paper wherein the paper has capabilities and functionalities provided by both the fiber and the active agent ingredients, and a method of immobilizing the active agents within the integrated paper. The tight pore structure of the integrated paper of the present invention, a mean pore diameter of less than about 2 microns, provides short diffusion distances from a fluid to the surface of the paper ingredients by adsorption or diffusive interception making it an excellent medium for fluid filtration. The integrated paper of the present invention can further include a microbiological interception enhancing agent. The integrated paper can be formed using, preferably, wet laid paper-making processes for speed and efficiency. Also disclosed are devices utilizing the integrated paper useful in fluid filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: KX Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Evan E. Koslow
  • Patent number: 8444808
    Abstract: A process for making nanofibers includes preparing a fluid suspension of fibers, shear refining the fibers to create fibrillated fibers, and subsequently closed channel refining or homogenizing the fibrillated fibers to detach nanofibers from the fibrillated fibers. The shear refining of the fibers in the fluid suspension generates fiber cores having attached nanofibers. The closed channel refining or homogenizing of the fibrillated fibers is initially at a first shear rate and, subsequently, at a second, higher shear rate, to detach nanofibers from fiber cores and to create additional nanofibers from the fiber cores. The fiber suspension may flow continuously from the shear refining to the closed channel refining or homogenizing, and include controlling the rate of flow of the fiber suspension from the shear refining to the closed channel refining or homogenizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: KX Industries, LP
    Inventors: Evan E Koslow, Anil C Suthar
  • Publication number: 20120295097
    Abstract: A method of forming an absorbent product, including providing a base layer and co-forming a plurality of fibers and an absorbent material and then depositing the fibers and absorbent material onto the base layer. At least some of the fibers serve as a matrix for supporting the absorbent material, and the fibers and absorbent material generally cooperate so as to form an absorbent core of the absorbent product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Adria F. Lotus, Evan E. Koslow, Michael J. Bishop
  • Publication number: 20120211419
    Abstract: A method of producing a scale-control resin including combining in an aqueous solution a cation-exchange resin and a weak-acid anion mineral or salt having a multivalent cation to allow ion exchange between the resin and the multivalent cation. The cation-exchange resin may a weak-acid ion exchange resin. The method may further include adding a strong-acid salt having the same multivalent cation as the weak-acid anion mineral or salt to the aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Evan E. Koslow
  • Publication number: 20120132074
    Abstract: An apparatus for mass transfer of a gas into a liquid, including a tank that defines a chamber for receiving the gas, and at least one surface provided within the chamber. Each surface has an inner region, an outer region and an edge adjacent the outer region. Each surface is configured to receive the liquid at the inner region and rotate such that the liquid flows on the surface from the inner region to the outer region, and, upon reaching the edge of the surface, separates to form liquid particles that move outwardly through the gas in the chamber. The liquid particles are sized so that the gas is absorbed by the liquid particles to produce a mixed liquid saturated with the gas during a brief flight time of the liquid particles through the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Evan E. Koslow, David Alan Reed
  • Publication number: 20120103198
    Abstract: A system for gassing a liquid beverage, including a carbonator configured to output a highly gassed fluid and a mixer configured to receive the highly gassed fluid and the liquid beverage and output a carbonated liquid beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Evan E. Koslow, David Alan Reed, Richard Beckett
  • Publication number: 20120097255
    Abstract: A method for monitoring consumption of at least one consumable in a mass transfer system. The method includes providing at least one accurate mass transfer apparatus configured to provide mass transfer of a gas into a liquid to generate a liquid output, wherein the relative amounts of liquid and gas are set, and for each mass transfer apparatus: measuring the amount of liquid output, and determining, based on the amount of liquid output and the relative amounts of liquid and gas, a quantity of at least one of the gas and liquid consumed in that mass transfer apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: David Alan Reed, Patrick Silva Fernandes, Richard Beckett, Scott Gregory Lammers, Daniel James Hills, Stephen Graham Munnings, Jessica Daisy Rodriguez, Evan E. Koslow
  • Publication number: 20120098148
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a system for controlling mass transfer of a gas into a liquid. The system includes a mass transfer apparatus configured to provide the mass transfer of the gas into the liquid, a temperature sensor configured to monitor the temperature of the liquid provided to the mass transfer apparatus, a pressure sensor configured to monitor the pressure within the mass transfer apparatus, and a control unit configured to communicate with the temperature sensor and the pressure sensor. In response, the control unit adjusts the pressure within the mass transfer apparatus to encourage reaching an equilibrium condition within the mass transfer apparatus and provide for consistent gas absorption into the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Evan E. Koslow, David Alan Reed, Patrick Silva Fernandes, Jessica Daisy Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20120067427
    Abstract: An apparatus for mass transfer of a gas into a liquid, including a tank that defines a chamber for receiving the gas, and at least one surface provided within the chamber. Each surface has an inner region, an outer region and an edge adjacent the outer region. Each surface is configured to receive the liquid at the inner region and rotate such that the liquid flows on the surface from the inner region to the outer region, and, upon reaching the edge of the surface, separates to form liquid particles that move outwardly through the gas in the chamber. The liquid particles are sized so that the gas is absorbed by the liquid particles to produce a mixed liquid saturated with the gas during a brief flight time of the liquid particles through the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Evan E. Koslow
  • Publication number: 20120070348
    Abstract: An apparatus for mass transfer of a gas into a liquid, including a tank that defines a chamber for receiving the gas, and at least one surface provided within the chamber. Each surface has an inner region, an outer region and an edge adjacent the outer region. Each surface is configured to receive the liquid at the inner region and rotate such that the liquid flows on the surface from the inner region to the outer region, and, upon reaching the edge of the surface, separates to form liquid particles that move outwardly through the gas in the chamber. The liquid particles are sized so that the gas is absorbed by the liquid particles to produce a mixed liquid saturated with the gas during a brief flight time of the liquid particles through the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Evan E. Koslow
  • Publication number: 20120056342
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming particles from a liquid, including a rotor assembly having at least one surface sized and shaped so as to define at least one capillary. Each capillary has an inner region adjacent an axis of rotation of the rotor assembly, an outer region distal from the axis of rotation, and an edge adjacent the outer region. The rotor assembly is configured to be rotated at an angular velocity selected such that when the liquid is received in the inner region of the at least one capillary, the liquid will move from the inner region to the outer region, adopt an unsaturated condition on the at least one surface such that the liquid flows as a film along the at least one surface and does not continuously span the capillary, and, upon reaching the edge, separates from the at least one surface to form at least one particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Evan E. Koslow
  • Publication number: 20120004370
    Abstract: A method comprises introducing a fluid composition into one or more electrically insulating emitters, and applying voltage to the fluid to cause ejection of the solvent from the fluid after it exits the emitter. The fluid composition comprises first material having a dielectric constant greater than ˜25 and polymer mixed into liquid solvent having a dielectric constant less than ˜15, or polymer mixed into solvent having a dielectric constant greater than ˜8. Voltage can be applied to the fluid composition via a conductive electrode immersed in the fluid, or positioned outside and adjacent to the emitters. Conductivity of the fluid composition can be less than ˜100 ?S/cm. A composition of matter comprises nanofibers formed by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Ashley S. Scott, Andrew L. Washington, JR., John A. Robertson, Evan E. Koslow, Adria F. Lotus, Jocelyn J. Tindale, Tatiana Lazareva, Michael J. Bishop