Patents by Inventor Jo WOUTERS

Jo WOUTERS 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).

  • Publication number: 20200086236
    Abstract: A coalescence filter for purifying a fluid which contains a carrier and at least one liquid contaminant by coalescing of the at least one contaminant, where the coalescence filter includes an inlet for supplying the fluid to a filter element present in the coalescence filter, where the filter element includes a primary coalescence medium which is provided for coalescing of the at least one contaminant in the primary coalescence medium during the displacement of the fluid through the primary coalescence medium. The coalescence filter further includes an outlet for discharging the coalesced contaminant from the filter element, where the primary coalescence medium comprises at least one layer of a porous material, where the primary coalescence medium has a total thickness of at least 3.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Evi BULTINCK, Isabelle DE WOLF, Ken GORIS, Jo WOUTERS, Gerhard KASPER
  • Patent number: 10532297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coalescence filter for purifying a fluid which contains a carrier and at least one liquid contaminant, by coalescing of the at least one contaminant. The coalescence filter comprises an inlet for supplying the fluid to a filter element present in the coalescence filter. The filter element comprises a primary coalescence medium which is provided for coalescing of the at least one contaminant in the primary coalescence medium. The coalescence filter further comprises an outlet for discharging the coalesced contaminant from the filter element. The primary coalescence medium comprises at least one layer of a porous material, and has a total thickness of at least 3.5 mm, preferably at least 4 mm, preferably at least 5 mm, more preferably at least 6 mm, most preferably at least 7 mm, in particular at least 7.5 mm, measured at a pressure of 2N/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Evi Bultinck, Isabelle De Wolf, Ken Goris, Jo Wouters, Gerhard Kasper
  • Patent number: 10525377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coalescence filter for purifying a fluid which contains a carrier and at least one liquid contaminant by coalescing of the at least one contaminant, wherein the coalescence filter includes an inlet for supplying the fluid to a filter element present in the coalescence filter, wherein the filter element includes a primary coalescence medium which is provided for coalescing of the at least one contaminant in the primary coalescence medium during the displacement of the fluid through the primary coalescence medium, wherein the coalescence filter further includes an outlet for discharging the coalesced contaminant from the filter element, wherein the primary coalescence medium comprises at least one layer of a porous material, wherein the primary coalescence medium has a total thickness of at least 3.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Evi Bultinck, Isabelle De Wolf, Ken Goris, Jo Wouters, Gerhard Kasper
  • Patent number: 10486084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filter unit for filtering a compressed gas contaminated with oil, in particular compressed air, wherein the filter unit contains a coalescence filter for coalescing the contaminant contained in the compressed gas, in particular oil. The coalescence filter comprises a housing with a gas supply for supplying the gas to a primary coalescence medium disposed in the housing, the gas flowing in a flow direction, wherein the primary coalescence medium contains at least one first layer of a first porous coalescence medium and a second layer of a second porous coalescence medium adjacent to the first layer, wherein the primary coalescence medium has a total thickness of at least 3.5 mm, measured at a pressure of 2 N/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Isabelle De Wolf, Evi Bultinck, Jo Wouters, Ken Goris
  • Publication number: 20160296856
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coalescence filter for purifying a fluid which contains a carrier and at least one liquid contaminant by coalescing of the at least one contaminant, wherein the coalescence filter includes an inlet for supplying the fluid to a filter element present in the coalescence filter, wherein the filter element includes a primary coalescence medium which is provided for coalescing of the at least one contaminant in the primary coalescence medium during the displacement of the fluid through the primary coalescence medium, wherein the coalescence filter further includes an outlet for discharging the coalesced contaminant from the filter element, wherein the primary coalescence medium comprises at least one layer of a porous material, wherein the primary coalescence medium has a total thickness of at least 3.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER N.V.
    Inventors: Evi BULTINCK, Isabelle DE WOLF, Ken GORIS, Jo WOUTERS, Gerhard KASPER
  • Publication number: 20160263509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filter unit for filtering a compressed gas contaminated with oil, in particular compressed air, wherein the filter unit contains a coalescence filter for coalescing the contaminant contained in the compressed gas, in particular oil. The coalescence filter comprises a housing with a gas supply for supplying the gas to a primary coalescence medium disposed in the housing, the gas flowing in a flow direction, wherein the primary coalescence medium contains at least one first layer of a first porous coalescence medium and a second layer of a second porous coalescence medium adjacent to the first layer, wherein the primary coalescence medium has a total thickness of at least 3.5 mm, measured at a pressure of 2 N/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER N.V.
    Inventors: Isabelle DE WOLF, Evi BULTINCK, Jo WOUTERS, Ken GORIS
  • Publication number: 20150182878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coalescence filter for purifying a fluid which contains a carrier and at least one liquid contaminant, by coalescing of the at least one contaminant. The coalescence filter comprises an inlet for supplying the fluid to a filter element present in the coalescence filter. The filter element comprises a primary coalescence medium which is provided for coalescing of the at least one contaminant in the primary coalescence medium. The coalescence filter further comprises an outlet for discharging the coalesced contaminant from the filter element. The primary coalescence medium comprises at least one layer of a porous material, and has a total thickness of at least 3.5 mm, preferably at least 4 mm, preferably at least 5 mm, more preferably at least 6 mm, most preferably at least 7 mm, in particular at least 7.5 mm, measured at a pressure of 2N/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER naamloze vennootschap
    Inventors: Evi BULTINCK, Isabelle DE WOLF, Ken GORIS, Jo WOUTERS, Gerhard KASPER