Gaseous Current Patents (Class 159/4.01)
  • Patent number: 11318682
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing three dimensional objects can include logic to apply a gas with at least one flow rate to a vessel of a three dimensional printer. The logic can also detect a permeability of a build material residing within the vessel, wherein the permeability is calculated based on a plurality of pressure values detected by a plurality of pressure sensors residing in the vessel, and apply the gas with a predetermined humidity level at a second flow rate to modify the permeability of the build material residing in the vessel. Furthermore, the logic can initialize manufacturing a three dimensional object with the build material in response to detecting the permeability of the build material is below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Luke Sosnowski, Justin M. Roman
  • Patent number: 11286762
    Abstract: A water hydration system for disposing of the water content of production fluid generated by a hydrocarbon well. The production water is processed to remove particulate matter, and then to separate the water from crude oil. The water is heated and pressurized and passed through a nozzle to produce a spray which flashes into steam in a duct carrying fresh air. The water vapor hydrates the air that is forced through the duct by a high capacity fan which blows the hydrated air into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Raymond C. Sherry
  • Patent number: 11267745
    Abstract: A method for the production of synthetic quartz glass using a special cleaning device is provided. The method includes (a) evaporating a production material containing a polymerizable polyalkylsiloxane compound while forming a production material vapor, (b) passing the production material vapor resulting from step (a) through a cleaning device to purify the production material vapor, (c) supplying the purified production material vapor resulting from step (b) to a reaction zone in which the purified production material vapor is converted to SiO2 particles through oxidation and/or through hydrolysis, (d) depositing the SiO2 particles resulting from step (c) on a deposition surface, and optionally drying and vitrifying the deposited SiO2 particles resulting from step (d) to form synthetic quartz glass. The cleaning device includes a bulk of porous silica particles which have a BET specific surface area of at least 2 m2/g. A device for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: HERAEUS QUARZGLAS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Hilmar Laudahn, Klaus-Uwe Badeke, Martin Trommer
  • Patent number: 10551284
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sampling probe having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is configured to penetrate inside a wall of a duct having an inner chamber that is configured to carry a gas stream containing particulate matter therethrough. The first portion is further configured to divert a sample of the gas stream from the inner chamber of the duet to the second portion that extends from the wall of the duct opposite the inner chamber. The second portion of the sampling probe is configured to direct the sample of the gas stream in a first direction with a second direction corresponding to a direction of the gravitational force of the earth. A first ray corresponding to the first direction forms an angle ? with a second ray corresponding to the second direction. The angle ? is less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dust Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wyatt Baxter, Derrick James Hinkle
  • Patent number: 10519171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a solid form of the gadobenate dimeglumine compound that comprises obtaining a solution of the said compound in a suitable solvent A wherein the amount by weight of the water optionally present in the solution is at most equal to or lower than the amount by weight of the gadobenate dimeglumine comprised in the solution and adding the obtained solution to an organic solvent B, acting as an appropriate antisolvent and favoring the formation of a solid form of the gadobenate dimeglumine that can be collected by filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BRACCO IMAGING S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberta Mazzon, Roberta Fretta, Pier Lucio Anelli
  • Patent number: 10493468
    Abstract: A centrifugal separator for cleaning a gas containing liquid impurities includes a stationary casing including a surrounding sidewall, a first end wall and a second end wall which enclose a space through which a gas flow is permitted. The space includes an upper separation chamber and a lower discharge chamber. The separator further includes an inlet extending through the stationary casing and permitting supply of the gas to be cleaned to the separation chamber, a rotating member including a stack of separation discs and being arranged to rotate around an axis of rotation, wherein the stack of separation discs is arranged in the separation chamber and a drive member for rotating the rotating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventor: Mats-Örjan Pogén
  • Patent number: 10005060
    Abstract: A drug provision system includes a slot to which a kit can be attached and detached, the kit including a raw ingredient space into which a raw ingredient of a drug is filled and a reactor for mixing the raw ingredient that flows from the raw ingredient space with another raw ingredient; a raw ingredient feeding mechanism that moves the raw ingredient within the raw ingredient space to the reactor in the kit in which a blocking unit has been released to mix the raw ingredients within the kit; and a collection mechanism that collects a drug within the reactor prepared by mixing the raw ingredients from the kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukako Asano
  • Patent number: 9874365
    Abstract: In the present invention, liquid absorbent is cooled or heated during off-peak hours of electricity demand to prevent the margin between electricity supply and demand from being tightened. A humidity control apparatus switches an absorbent circuit between a regenerated position in which a regeneration circuit is formed, and a humidity-controlled position in which a humidity control circuit is formed. In the regeneration circuit, during a period during which humidity control operation is stopped, outlet and inlet ends of a regeneration passage communicate with each other, and liquid absorbent circulates within the regeneration passage. In the humidity control circuit, during the humidity control operation, a humidity control passage and the regeneration passage communicate with each other, and liquid absorbent circulates between the humidity control passage and the regeneration passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujita, Shuji Ikegami
  • Patent number: 9861945
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to ultrahigh efficiency spray drying systems and processes, utilizing induction of localized turbulence in a drying fluid flow stream to produce spray dried product, having particular utility for low temperature spray drying operations. In a specific implementation, a method of processing a spray dryable liquid composition to form a spray dried product includes the steps of: generating a spray of the spray dryable liquid composition; contacting the spray of spray dryable liquid composition in a spray drying contact zone with a stream of primary drying fluid; injecting pressurized secondary drying fluid into the stream of primary drying fluid in the spray drying contact zone at multiple loci thereof to provide localized turbulence at said multiple loci; and recovering the spray dried product from the spray drying contact zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ZoomEssence, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Pershing Beetz, Jason Andrew Beetz
  • Patent number: 9809111
    Abstract: An anti-siphon device configured to be used within the fuel filler pipe of a heating oil fuel tank, the device having a rigid body member that fits within an intermediate section of the fuel filler pipe and a restriction element having apertures allowing fuel but not a siphon hose to pass through; and a method of installing the anti-siphon device in a fuel filler pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Samuel J. Dana
  • Patent number: 9797915
    Abstract: In an analyzing system including a commanding unit for sending a command and an executing unit for executing a processing upon receiving the command, a processing instruction may not be executed at the right time due to a heavy traffic of information and other factors. In order to solve this problem, in a preparative separation system 1 according to the present invention, a PC 20 provides the execution time for starting/finishing the fractionation processing to a controller 18. Therefore, even in the case where the time of the PC 20 and that of the controller 18 are not synchronized, the controller 18 can accurately set the execution time for starting/finishing the fractionation in a preparative separation unit 16. A piping 17 may be placed so that the traveling time of sample components is sufficiently larger than the delay time of signals due to the signal transfer lag and other reasons. This can absorb the delay time, allowing the units to cooperate with each other at a correct timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Munetaka, Toshinobu Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 9238181
    Abstract: A method and device for reducing the volume of waste water through evaporation including a tank with a combustion pipe and burner unit, wherein water is injected into the combustion pipe, flash evaporated, and gases are projected into the tank to drive evaporative and water treatment functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Benjamin Clegg
  • Patent number: 8968563
    Abstract: A fractionating and refining device includes a solution sending flow path for supplying a solution, including a fractionated target component, a gas supply flow path, a collecting vessel, a warming mechanism for warming the collecting vessel, and a probe formed by integrating tip end portions of the solution sending flow path and the gas supply flow path with each other. A lid of the vessel includes a solution inlet to which the tip end portion of the solution sending flow path is connected, gas inlets to which the tip end portion of the gas supply flow path is connected, and gas discharge ports connecting an inside and an outside of a vessel main body of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Iwata, Tomoyuki Yamazaki, Przemyslaw Stasica, Bob Boughtflower
  • Patent number: 8966783
    Abstract: Provided are a novel vacuum-pressure spray-drying method and a novel vacuum-pressure spray-drying apparatus suitable for drying and powdering a liquid raw material containing a substance susceptible to heat denaturation, such as a food raw material and a medicine raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tanabe Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Kitamura, Kazuhiko Yamazaki, Yoshitsugu Yamano
  • Publication number: 20150027643
    Abstract: An evaporation apparatus includes a vaporization chamber including a liquid inlet and a vapor outlet, a spray chamber which is connected to the vaporization chamber and sprays a vapor which has flowed out from the vapor outlet of the vaporization chamber, and a release chamber which is connected to the vaporization chamber and reduces a pressure of the vapor which has flowed out from the vapor outlet of the vaporization chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chul-Hwan Park, Nam-Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8926792
    Abstract: A method for on-site dissemination and disposal of all wastewaters or leachate, that is generated by a landfill or other wastewater generating site includes collecting the wastewater or leachate which comprises an aqueous solution, having solids, elements and compounds of concern therein. The wastewater or leachate is directed to an “Integrated Mobile Aerosolization System (IMAS)” having a turbine and being integrated and mobile. The turbine is driven so as to generate a fully integrated and mobile system of highly accelerated air that moves through the IMAS. An integrated pump is utilized to move the leachate or wastewater to a series of nozzles that aerosolizes the leachate or wastewater into the path of the system of air to form an air-wastewater mixture or an air-leachate mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Kelly K. Houston
  • Publication number: 20140284001
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to microfluidics, and to spray drying and other drying techniques. By at least partially drying fluids within a microfluidic channel, instead of or in addition to conventional spray drying techniques, better control of the drying process can be achieved in certain aspects of the invention. In addition, various embodiments of the invention are generally directed to systems and methods for drying fluids contained within a channel such as a microfluidic channel. For example, a fluid may be partially or completely dried within a microfluidic channel, prior to being sprayed into a collection region. In some embodiments, gases such as air may be directed into a channel containing a fluid, which may facilitate drying of the fluid. In some cases, the fluid may be accelerated due to the introduction of gases into the channel, and in certain embodiments, droplets of fluid may be disrupted to form smaller droplets as a result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: President and Fellows of Harvard College, BASF SE
    Inventors: Esther Amstad, Christian Holtze, David A. Weitz
  • Publication number: 20140262054
    Abstract: A compact and portable liquid concentrator includes a gas inlet, a gas exit and a flow corridor connecting the gas inlet and the gas exit, wherein the flow corridor includes a narrowed portion that accelerates the gas through the flow corridor. A liquid inlet injects liquid into the gas stream at a point prior to the narrowed portion so that the gas-liquid mixture is thoroughly mixed within the flow corridor, causing a portion of the liquid to be evaporated. A demister or fluid scrubber downstream of the narrowed portion removes entrained liquid droplets from the gas stream and re-circulates the removed liquid to the liquid inlet through a re-circulating circuit. Fresh liquid to be concentrated is also introduced into the re-circulating circuit at a rate sufficient to offset the amount of liquid evaporated in the flow corridor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HEARTLAND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LLC
    Inventors: Bernard F. Duesel, JR., Michael J. Rutsch, Craig Clerkin
  • Publication number: 20140260098
    Abstract: A method is provided for preparing spray dried powder containing vancomycin hydrochloride. The method comprises providing a vancomycin hydrochloride solution with a chromatographic purity of at least 95%, adding an excipient to the vancomycin hydrochloride solution to form a mixture solution of the vancomycin hydrochloride solution and the excipient, concentrating the mixed solution of the vancomycin hydrochloride solution and the excipient to form a 20% to 30% vancomycin concentrate, filtering the vancomycin concentrate to form a final filtrate, and spray drying the final filtrate to form a spray dried vancomycin hydrochloride powder with EP impurity B level of not more than 1.5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: CHOON TEO, Xianqian Sun
  • Patent number: 8820723
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for concentrating a solution. The system includes a humidification device and a solution flow path for flow of a solution to be concentrated to the humidification device. The humidification device includes humidification media to facilitate evaporation of liquid from the solution to be concentrated to gas as the solution to be concentrated passes through the humidification media thereby concentrating the solution. The method includes flowing a solution to be concentrated along a flow path to a humidification device including humidification media, flowing a gas through the humidification media, and flowing the solution to be concentrated through the humidification media. There is evaporation of liquid from the solution to the gas as the solution passes through the humidification media thereby concentrating the solution and producing a humidified gas. The solution to be concentrated may be salt water and the gas may be air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Saltworks Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Stuart Sparrow, Henry Tsin, Hojung Kim, Ross Coleman
  • Publication number: 20140224430
    Abstract: Provided is a gas-blowing vaporizing and drying device for blowing gas at a solution containing a target component, and thus nebulizing the solution to promote vaporization of the solvent while dropping the solution into the collection container, in which contamination does not occur even if different solutes are successively powderized. In the gas-blowing vaporizing and drying device according to the present invention, a cap 20 to be fitted to the upper opening of a collection container body 19 includes: a solution-introducing tube 20A for introducing a solution supplied from a passage 14, into a collection container 21; a gas-introducing tube 20B for introducing a gas supplied from a passage 22, into the collection container 21; and an exhaust port 20C. Further, the exhaust port 20C includes a filter 20D for preventing the powderized solute from passing therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yamazaki, Przemyslaw Stasica, Bob Boughtflower
  • Patent number: 8741101
    Abstract: A liquid concentrator having an evaporator assembly and a cyclonic separator includes features designed to improve the performance of the liquid concentrator. A settling chamber is separated from a sump of the cyclonic separator. A liquid inlet opening into a mixing chamber of the evaporator injects wastewater at low pressures. Features to aid in the cleaning of the liquid concentrator include easy open doors and clean water injection ports for cleaning interior portions of the liquid concentrator. In one feature a settling tank is disposed below the cyclonic separator and has a width that is larger than the width of the cyclonic separator. In another variation, the cyclonic separator has a tubular body with an interior that is substantially unobstructed between an inlet from the evaporator assembly and an exhaust outlet. In yet another variation, the cyclonic separator has an upper chamber that is separated from a lower chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Heartland Technology Partners LLC
    Inventor: Bernard F. Duesel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8741102
    Abstract: The device for evaporating a treatment liquid comprises a cylindrical enclosure having an outlet orifice opening out into the top end of the enclosure, the enclosure being placed vertically and having a heated inside wall, and liquid nozzles associated with a blow pipe for blowing air under pressure so as to form a jet comprising a mixture of air and of pulverized treatment liquid in a direction that is tangential to the inside wall of the enclosure, each liquid nozzle and the associated blow pipe being arranged so that the jet of mixture is formed in an upper portion of the enclosure and is downwardly inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Serac Group
    Inventor: Bertrand Gruson
  • Patent number: 8741100
    Abstract: A liquid concentrator having an evaporator assembly and a cyclonic separator includes features designed to improve the performance of the liquid concentrator. A settling chamber is separated from a sump of the cyclonic separator. A liquid inlet opening into a mixing chamber of the evaporator injects wastewater at low pressures. Features to aid in the cleaning of the liquid concentrator include easy open doors and clean water injection ports for cleaning interior portions of the liquid concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Heartland Technology Partners LLC
    Inventor: Bernard F. Duesel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140144594
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for removing chlorides from a SOx-containing flue gas upstream of a flue gas desulfurization system. A wet sprayer can be configured to contact at least a portion of the SOx-containing flue gas with a first solution to produce (1) a SOx-containing treated flue gas that is substantially depleted of chlorides, and (2) a chloride solution product. The treated flue gas can then be fed into a flue gas desulfurization system, which allows the downstream components to comprise less-expensive materials because of the depletion of chlorides in the treated flue gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8727325
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed at a system, apparatus and method for concentrating a solution. The system includes a humidification device and a solution flow path for flow of a solution to be concentrated to the humidification device. The humidification device includes humidification media to facilitate evaporation of liquid from the solution to be concentrated to gas as the solution to be concentrated passes through the humidification media thereby concentrating the solution. The method includes flowing a solution to be concentrated along a flow path to a humidification device including humidification media, flowing a gas through the humidification media, and flowing the solution to be concentrated through the humidification media. There is evaporation of liquid from the solution to the gas as the solution passes through the humidification media thereby concentrating the solution and producing a humidified gas. The solution to be concentrated may be salt water and the gas may be air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Saltworks Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Stuart Sparrow, Henry Tsin, Hojung Kim, Ross Coleman
  • Patent number: 8696870
    Abstract: Device for desalinating sea water comprising a unit (10) for spraying sea water in the form of droplets, a unit (20) for vaporizing the droplets into steam, a unit (30) for separating steam from salt particles, and a unit (40) for condensing steam into fresh water. The spraying unit comprises a sea water entry (12), an ambient-temperature dry air entry (14), and a device for generating acoustic waves at a frequency greater than 1 MHz focused by means of nozzles (17) receiving the sea water coming from the sea water entry so as to obtain microdroplets having a diameter comprised between about 2.5 microns and about 5 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Pallanca, Henri Renggli, Gil Ching
  • Patent number: 8691056
    Abstract: A system and method for separating a fluid mixture is provided which employ vacuum distillation apparatus, and optionally, gas-handling apparatus operable to introduce a gas into the liquid mixture prior to being dispersed within the vacuum distillation apparatus. The liquid mixture is dispersed within the vacuum distillation apparatus as micro-sized droplets. When used, the gas that has been introduced into the liquid mixture is rapidly liberated from the micro-sized droplets thereby causing the droplets to break into still smaller droplets thereby maximizing the vaporization of the more volatile components in the liquid mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Distillation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam J. Burton, Dick Burton
  • Publication number: 20140083628
    Abstract: A spray drier system is provided for spray drying a liquid sample such as blood plasma. The spray drier system may include a spray drier device adapted to couple with a spray drier assembly. The assembly may include an enclosure mounted to a frame. The assembly may receive a flow of drying gas which is directed by the enclosure shape towards a spray drying head mounted within the enclosure to the frame. Flows of a liquid sample may be further received by the head, which aerosolizes the liquid sample. Aerosolized liquid sample and drying air may be mixed within a drying chamber of the enclosure to produce dried sample and humid air. The dried sample and humid air may also be separated in a collection chamber of the enclosure, with the humid air exhausted from the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Abdul Wahid Khan, Dennis Brian Hubbard, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140083627
    Abstract: A spray drier system is provided for spray drying a liquid sample such as blood plasma. The spray drier system may include a spray drier device and a spray drier assembly. The spray drier device may be configured to receive flows of an aerosolizing gas, a drying gas, and blood plasma from respective sources and couple with the spray drier assembly for transmission of the received aerosolizing gas, drying gas, and plasma to the spray drier assembly. Spray drying of the plasma is performed in the spray drier assembly under the control of the spray drier device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Abdul Wahid Khan, Molly Cronin, Michael Haley, Dennis Brian Hubbard, JR., George T. Perivolotis, John Charles Rosenfelder, Michael John Wilt
  • Publication number: 20140014276
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an external mixing pressurized two-fluid nozzle for atomising a liquid by means of liquid pressure and gas, comprising an inner feed liquid pipe (1) extending axially between an upstream end and a downstream end, having a feed liquid conduit (2), a feed liquid inlet (3) positioned at the upstream end and a feed orifice (4) positioned at the downstream end, and a co-axial first gas pipe (5) extending radially outside the inner feed liquid pipe (1) and forming a first gas conduit (6) between the first gas pipe (5) and the inner feed liquid pipe (1), the first gas pipe (5) having a gas outlet slit (7) positioned at the downstream end. Said external mixing two-fluid nozzle provides a swirling motion of the gas, which combined with a pressurized feed liquid enables the production of spray dried powder at industrially applicable capacities with low energy consumption and a small particle size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: GEA PROCESS ENGINEERING A/S
    Inventors: Per Bo Sorensen, Anders Bo Jensen, Soren Fredsted
  • Publication number: 20130206342
    Abstract: Low temperature process and apparatus generally includes separating whole stillage into thin stillage and wet distillers grains, wherein the thin stillage comprises water soluble proteins in an amount greater than the wet distillers grains, and wherein the wet distillers grains has a higher solid content than the thin stillage; atomizing the thin stillage at an elevated temperature to remove at least a portion of moisture in the thin stillage and form particles and granules of the thin stillage; and removing additional moisture from the particles and granules in a fluidized bed to form dried distillers solubles. The apparatus includes an atomization section and a fluidized bed section configured to dry the thin stillage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: GS CLEANTECH CORPORATION
    Inventor: GS Cleantech Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130174988
    Abstract: A total water desalination system is disclosed that includes a centrifugal separator, a feed-water device controlled by a relative humidity sensor, an air pump, an evaporator core, an air dryer, a non-particulate coalescent air filter, and an air flow/brine gravity separating tank. The evaporator core typically contains multiple conical processing chambers and introduces a physical dynamic that increases the surface area of the water, using low-level thermal energy to vaporize micron-size water particles into a gaseous state, suitable for reconstitution into desalinated (or lower salt content) water. The evaporator core operation principles are based on creating a highly dynamic environment that separates impurities from sea, brackish, river, or turbid water; evaporating the water into a residual clean vapor, and returning the vapor to water composition with high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: MICRONIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Kelly P. Rock
  • Patent number: 8460509
    Abstract: A fluid evaporation system includes a housing bounding a fluid reservoir and an air flow path that is disposed over top of the fluid reservoir. The housing has an inlet opening and a spaced apart outlet opening that both provide communication between the outside environment and the air flow path. A fan is positioned to draw the air out of the air flow path through the outlet opening. A baffle projects into the air flow path at a location between inlet opening and the outlet opening so as to constrict the area of the air flow path thereat. A plurality of spray nozzles are positioned within air flow path between the baffle and the first end of the housing. A pump is configured to draw fluid from the reservoir and deliver it to the plurality of spray nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Total Water Management, LLC
    Inventors: Janos I. Lakatos, Edward Clay Slade, Clayton R. Carter
  • Publication number: 20130126101
    Abstract: The technology relates to spray dried plasma and methods of making the same. The method includes providing plasma to a spray drying apparatus, spray drying the plasma, at the spray drying apparatus, to form physiologically active plasma powder, the spray drying apparatus configured utilizing one or more parameters, and storing the physiologically active plasma powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: VELICO MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Brian Hubbard, JR., Michael Haley, Keith Rosiello
  • Patent number: 8430993
    Abstract: A fluid evaporation system includes a housing bounding a fluid reservoir and an air flow path that is disposed over top of the fluid reservoir. The housing has an inlet opening and a spaced apart outlet opening that both provide communication between the outside environment and the air flow path. A fan is positioned to draw the air out of the air flow path through the outlet opening. A baffle projects into the air flow path at a location between inlet opening and the outlet opening so as to constrict the area of the air flow path thereat. A plurality of spray nozzles are positioned within air flow path between the baffle and the first end of the housing. A pump is configured to draw fluid from the reservoir and deliver it to the plurality of spray nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Total Water Management, LLC
    Inventors: Janos I. Lakatos, Edward Clay Slade, Clayton R. Carter
  • Patent number: 8402672
    Abstract: A method of controlling a spray dryer apparatus having a spray dryer chamber (1), an air inlet (2), an inlet air control system (11) including a fan (13) and an air heater (14), a feed inlet (3), and an exhaust air outlet (4), comprising determining a content (Y) of moisture of inlet air, determining an inlet air temperature set value (Tinlet) in dependence of the inlet air moisture content (Y), determining an inlet air temperature measured value of inlet air between the air heater (14) and the spray dryer chamber (1), and regulating the inlet air temperature in dependence of the inlet air temperature set value and the inlet air temperature measured value, and determining an outlet air temperature of the exhaust air and regulating an inlet air flow rate in dependence of the outlet air temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: GEA Process Engineering A/S
    Inventor: Peter Schultz Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20130048225
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for spray drying a fluid to produce a dried powder. Assemblies include a spray drying head attachable to a gas supplier and a liquid sample, such as a standard unit of blood product. The spray drying head can be adapted to provide an aerosolized flow of liquid sample exposed to a drying gas. The assembly also includes a drying chamber adapted to separate the aerosolized flow of liquid sample into a dried powder and humid air. The assembly can be disposable, provided in a sterilized kit and having simplified attachments allowing quick connect and disconnect from the gas and liquid sample. Separation of the powder from the humid air exiting the drying chamber occurs within a filtered collection bag. In some embodiments, one or more of the drying chamber and collection bag are formed form a thin-walled, collapsible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: VELICO MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Velico Medical, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130037223
    Abstract: A liquid concentrator having an evaporator assembly and a cyclonic separator includes features designed to improve the performance of the liquid concentrator. A settling chamber is separated from a sump of the cyclonic separator. A liquid inlet opening into a mixing chamber of the evaporator injects wastewater at low pressures. Features to aid in the cleaning of the liquid concentrator include easy open doors and clean water injection ports for cleaning interior portions of the liquid concentrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: HEARTLAND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LLC
    Inventor: Bernard F. Duesel, JR.
  • Patent number: 8348065
    Abstract: A separation apparatus for separating mud from water has an input tank device, a pipe device and a first separating assembly. The input tank device has an input tank. The pipe device has a first pipe having a first end and a second end. The first end of the first pipe is connected securely to the input tank. The first separating assembly has a main structure having a hydrocyclone. The hydrocyclone is connected to the second end of the first pipe. Accordingly, the hydrocyclone can efficiently and quickly separate mud from liquid of the raw water in the input tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Shun-Tsung Lu
  • Patent number: 8282772
    Abstract: A method for processing wastewater includes the steps of introducing air and a liquid into a pump, and subjecting the air and liquid to high heat and pressure; delivering the heated and pressurized air and liquid from the pump to a gas and liquid separator to separate the air from the liquid; expanding the air from the gas and liquid separator through a nozzle to accelerate the air as it expands; injecting at least some portion of the wastewater to be processed into the air from the nozzle in an entrainment section downstream from the nozzle to entrain the wastewater into the air; passing the liquid portion from the gas and liquid separator through a valve to lower the pressure of the liquid to achieve flash evaporation of the liquid to produce water and steam; introducing the water and steam produced from the valve into the air and entrained wastewater in the entrainment section, to enhance entrainment of water into the air; and delivering the air and entrained wastewater from the entrainment section to an i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: W Paul Jepson
  • Publication number: 20120216963
    Abstract: A forced air thermal turbine evaporation system wherein industrial waste water is pumped from a water source through a stainless steel hose to a flow meter, pressure switch and into a distribution header. The water leaves the distribution header through a plurality of spiral nozzles that atomize the water into fine water droplets that are introduced into a turbine exhaust pipe in which the droplets are vaporized and disbursed into the atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: James Tafoya
  • Publication number: 20120103536
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for spray drying a fluid to produce a dried powder. Assemblies include a spray drying head attachable to a gas supplier and a liquid sample, such as a standard unit of blood product. The spray drying head can be adapted to provide an aerosolized flow of liquid sample exposed to a drying gas. The assembly also includes a drying chamber adapted to separate the aerosolized flow of liquid sample into a dried powder and humid air. The assembly can be disposable, provided in a sterilized kit and having simplified attachments allowing quick connect and disconnect from the gas and liquid sample. Separation of the powder from the humid air exiting the drying chamber occurs within a filtered collection bag. In some embodiments, one or more of the drying chamber and collection bag are formed form a thin-walled, collapsible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: VELICO MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Brian Hubbard, JR., Michael Haley, John Charles Rosenfelder, George T. Perivolotis
  • Publication number: 20120018100
    Abstract: A fractionating and refining device includes a solution sending flow path for supplying a solution including a fractionated target component from a tip end thereof, a gas supply flow path for supplying gas from a tip end thereof, a collecting vessel, and a warming mechanism for warming the collecting vessel to such a temperature as to facilitate evaporation of a solvent in the solution in the vessel. The collecting vessel includes a vessel main body having a bottom and a lid which closes an opening portion of the vessel main body and which can be opened and closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Iwata, Tomoyuki Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20110305905
    Abstract: To provide a low price industrial salt by reducing facility and operation costs without electro-deposition and crystallization and through reduction in quantity of chemicals used. An industrial salt S obtained by the steps of: extracting a part of combustion gas from a kiln exhaust gas passage running from an inlet end 12b of a cement kiln 12 to a bottom cyclone 13; recovering dust D from the extracted gas G2 and washing recovered dust; and drying a filtrate L1 after the washing in a gas stream. The industrial salt can be obtained by removing a calcium component from the filtrate and drying the filtrate from which the calcium component is removed in a gas stream. Further, from the filtrate can be removed sulfate radical, and drying the filtrate from which the calcium component is removed in a gas stream to obtain the industrial salt. For the drying can be used an exhaust gas discharged from a clinker cooler 12a and a spray drier 43 may be used for the drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Noritoshi Tamura, Shinichiro Saito, Yoshinobu Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 8052847
    Abstract: A system and method for removing water from a liquid desiccant such as a glycol used to dry cooled air in order to restore the desiccant to a purity up to around 97% in a closed continuous flow process. Liquid desiccant can be sprayed into cooled air in a conditioner where it gains moisture. The wet or gained desiccant can be optionally preheated in an economizing heat exchanger and then routed into a concentrator. Desiccant pure to around 97% can be removed from the concentrator, passed through an economizing heat exchanger to provide the preheating and returned to the conditioner holding area. The concentrator can be heated by steam or other means such as natural gas to boil the wet desiccant causing mixed vapor to enter a vertical distillation column where most of the glycol condenses out on the column packing or plates and returns to the concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Niagara Blower Company
    Inventors: Matthew Koban, Phillip Rowland, Michael Harvey, Peter Demakos
  • Publication number: 20110220298
    Abstract: This invention relates to apparatus for a method of crystallization of salt from brine on top of any soil surface through airborne brine droplet crystallization, controlled moisture depth, capillary action and enhanced renewable energy to grow a layer of salt which can be collected. The brine is pumped from an underground source, sprayed in ambient air over a solid surface and, if water is not completely evaporated, allowed to seep through the surface to saturate the capillary zone. Water is evaporated while the sprayed brine is in the air or on the surface where capillary action brings it up to the surface for the water component to be evaporated by net heat gained from the environment resulting in salt crystallization. The evaporation of sprayed brine is enhanced by smaller droplet size, residence time due the spray height and wind machines to reduce humidity and increase natural thermal input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Mansur Abahusayn
  • Patent number: 8016977
    Abstract: Dry pond water evaporation systems and methods are used to evaporate large quantities of water from industrial waste water sources, such as water produced by oil and gas wells. Dry pond systems include a water evaporation system that emits waste water into the air as a fine spray or mist to promote evaporation. Water that falls to the ground and any initially dissolved solids are captured in a water capture depression. Water and solids are transferred from the water capture depression to a water collection pool. Water from the water collection pool is recirculated through the water evaporation system to further concentrate the total dissolved solids (TDS). When the TDS are sufficiently concentrated, they may be harvested, such as by evaporating off the water and recovering salts or minerals as a solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Reform Water, LLC
    Inventors: Rodney Rasmussen, Paul C. Cox
  • Patent number: 7988074
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the dispersion of material into a drying gas stream are disclosed. The material dispersion apparatus can have a nozzle and a venturi positioned downstream of the nozzle. The drying gas stream can be generated by pulse combustion dryer or by spray dryer and pass over at least a portion of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: J. Jireh Holdings LLC
    Inventor: David A. Mirko
  • Publication number: 20110139378
    Abstract: A fluid evaporation system includes a housing bounding a fluid reservoir and an air flow path that is disposed over top of the fluid reservoir. The housing has an inlet opening and a spaced apart outlet opening that both provide communication between the outside environment and the air flow path. A blower is positioned to draw the air into the air flow path and force the air through the outlet opening. A misting system positioned within the air flow path increases the water content of the air stream. A demister is positioned upstream from the outlet opening and downstream from the misting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: PURESTREAM TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Janos I. Lakatos, Edward Clay Slade, Clayton R. Carter