Separator Ancillary To Storage Tank Patents (Class 210/172.1)
  • Patent number: 10414677
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating fluid in a main reservoir includes an auxiliary reservoir and filter located outside the main reservoir. Ozonated air bubbles are injected by a diffuser into a lift tube containing fluid from the main reservoir. The fluid flows up the lift tube and into the auxiliary reservoir due to the expansion of the ozonated air bubbles as they go up the lift tube. The fluid is caused to pass through the auxiliary reservoir and filter and back into the main reservoir as a result of the flow of ozonated air in the lift tube. A UV germicidal lamp is positioned in the path of fluid flow downstream of said diffuser. In an alternate embodiment, fluid flow to and from the main reservoir is via conduits normally used to connect the main reservoir to a conventional high pressure water pump and filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Charles E. C. Harris
  • Patent number: 10208462
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for harvesting water from precipitation while limiting loss due to evaporation and sublimation. In one implementation, precipitation is received on a collection surface through an opening during a precipitation event. The received precipitation is sealed on the collection surface from an outside atmosphere using at least one cover assembly in response to a triggering event concluding the receipt of the precipitation. The at least one cover assembly includes a take-up assembly adapted to extend a cover from a first cross bar to a second cross bar over at least a portion of the opening. Water harvested from the sealed precipitation is directed to a water storage device. Other implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for remote monitoring and management of water collection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ramsey Carter, James Carter
  • Patent number: 10173835
    Abstract: A waste collection container has vertical walls extending up from a horizontal base and a raised floor supported on a ledge above the base to define a primary collection chamber above the raised floor and a liquid collection reservoir between the base and the raised floor. The top surface of the raised floor is sloped downwardly from the outer periphery to a central elongate grate to direct rain water and other liquid in the primary collection chamber to the grate and into the lower liquid collection chamber. When the waste collection container is inverted to dump the collected waste into a truck, water and other liquid remains trapped in the lower reservoir, thereby reducing the load weight of the truck. One or more drain holes near the base of the container allow the liquid to be drained out of the liquid collection reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Wayne Lappeman
  • Patent number: 10144658
    Abstract: A module for electrocoagulation of contaminated water includes a first treatment chamber that submits the contaminated water to a first electrocoagulation current, and a second treatment chamber that submits the contaminated water to a second electrocoagulation current. The module also includes an intermediate chamber between the first and second treatment chambers that collects foam and precipitates from the first and second treatment chambers and that provides a passage for water exiting the first treatment chamber and entering the second treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: World Water Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: James Morrow, Robert Herbst
  • Patent number: 9005435
    Abstract: A structure for an opening section closed by a net through which fluid flows. The opening section is provided in a vertical wall so as to rise to the vertical wall side from the corner formed between the vertical wall and a horizontal wall. A downward protruding rib is provided on the lower side of the opening section. The lower edge of the net is provided so as to be affixed to at least the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Cleansui Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hatsumi Takeda, Atsushi Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 9000000
    Abstract: A system and method of collecting and conditioning rainwater and other moisture, such as dew, from a windshield of a vehicle and utilizing the collected fluid to replenish the fluids in the windshield washer reservoir. A collection funnel is positioned on a vehicle in order to collect rainwater and other moisture. Rainwater and other fluids from the collection funnel are directed to a conditioning cartridge where the water is de-ionized and windshield washer fluid is added. The cartridges are designed to be single replaceable units. The mixed fluid from the mixing cartridge is directed to the pre-existing windshield washer reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: WiperFill Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Carroll
  • Patent number: 8974662
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of filtering hydrocarbon contaminated water, which is used in a system requiring a pump to lift low lying hydrocarbon contaminated liquids from said pump through a filtration system which lifts and completely filters all debris and hydrocarbons from said liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: William J Gannon
  • Publication number: 20150052877
    Abstract: An engine system, comprising an externally filled fuel tank with an external fill port; a separator for separation of fuel based on octane level, the separator having a high octane outlet and a low octane outlet; a secondary fuel tank with an amount of fuel located therein and a return line, the secondary fuel tank fluidically coupled to the low octane outlet of the separator and the return line fluidically coupling the externally filled fuel tank to the high octane outlet of the separator or the secondary fuel tank fluidically coupled to the high octane outlet of the separator and the return line fluidically coupling the externally filled fuel tank to the low octane outlet of the separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas G. Leone
  • Patent number: 8939471
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a drain line adapter. The drain line adapter includes at least two conduits. The two conduits can be oriented or positioned relative to one another in order to facilitate drainage of the drain line adapter. The two conduits can also be oriented or positioned relative to one another in order to hinder clogging of the drain line assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mary Kathryn Hawboldt, James Robert White, Nand Kishore Ravanam
  • Patent number: 8940164
    Abstract: The assembly arrangement comprises a reservoir (10) on which a filling container (20) having a bottom wall (21) is mounted; and a filter(30) mounted to said bottom wall (21) which presents a seat portion (24) provided of one or more windows (25a) and bearing a stopper element (40) provided of at least one opening (41 a) and moveable between a closed position and an open position of the seat portion (24). The filter (30) is upwardly seated against the bottom wall (21) and coupled to the stopper element (40), allowing the filter (30) to be moved between a release and assembly position, with the stopper element in the closed position, and an assembled position, moving the stopper element (40) to its open position and to which remains axially hold against said bottom wall (21), communicating inlet orifices (31a) of the filter (30) to the interior of the filling container (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventors: Jean M. Ferreira, Jean Carlos Dalchau, Atul Dhiman, Marcos Heinzle
  • Patent number: 8932464
    Abstract: Static dissipaters for eliminating static electricity in fuel filter assemblies and fuel filter assemblies including static dissipaters are provided. The static dissipaters are in the form of a static dissipation sleeve that is disposed around the outside of a fuel pump within a fuel filter assembly. The static dissipation sleeve has one or more protrusion portions that protrude radially from the surface of the static dissipation sleeve and provide contacts for static dissipation of static electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Byrd, L. Steven Cline
  • Patent number: 8919572
    Abstract: A filter basket apparatus that filters a slurry stream as the slurry stream is being pumped into a slurry tank. The filter basket apparatus includes a filter basket pivotably coupled to the tank so that the basket can be selectively inserted into an inlet in the slurry tank and extracted from the inlet and dumped to remove collected foreign material. The filter basket includes one or more portions of a lower wall that includes one set of substantially parallel grate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jesse Westaby
  • Patent number: 8889005
    Abstract: A water filtering device includes a filter bag and an outer bag. The filter bag is internally provided with a first and a second filter unit. The first filter unit is connected at upper ends to a top opening of the filter bag to form a lower folded section and define a first water filtering space in the filter bag. The second filter unit is fixedly connected to a water outlet on a bottom of the filter bag and defines a second water filtering space in the filter bag. A filter material is provided in the second water filtering space. The outer bag covers the filter bag, such that a water storing space is formed between the outer bag and the filter bag. The water filtering device is conveniently portable and saves any assembling procedure, and can effectively filter water and store the filtered water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Push Enterprise Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Bill Lin
  • Patent number: 8852431
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter device having at least one filter element (11) comprising a filter medium (27) disposed between two receiving parts (31, 35) and a connecting device located at the lower receiving part (35) for a fluid connection to a fluid device, in particular to a fluid tank (1), having a connecting part (45) disposed on the connecting device, said connecting part being pretensioned by the action of a first energy store (43) for a motion away from the upper receiving part (31) into a closed position blocking the connecting device, having a further, second energy store (49) for generating a relative motion between the lower receiving part (35) and a closing-off part (17) of the device, and having a sealing device (55) sealing between the lower receiving part (35) and the closing-off part (17) as soon as said part and the lower receiving part (35) make contact with each other under the influence of the second energy store (49).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hydac Filtertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Sakraschinsky, Stefan Hennes
  • Patent number: 8845889
    Abstract: An oil filter reservoir includes a reservoir housing having a filter, which divides the housing into an oil inlet chamber and an oil outlet chamber. A housing inlet and a housing outlet circulate oil in and out of the reservoir housing. The filter includes a permeable wall and a bypass valve, which releases the increased oil pressure and volume in the inlet chamber during cold temperature operation. A baffle in the outlet chamber is spaced apart from the bypass valve and permits limited oil flow through the baffle. The baffle separates the outlet chamber into a reserve chamber and a bypass chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Gerard Offerle, Todd Robert Miller, Mike Lazzarotti, Dahmane Alem, Adam Wirth
  • Patent number: 8840787
    Abstract: A filter device, in particular a return line suction filter, has at least one filter housing (3) receiving a filter element (17) defining a longitudinal axis. The filter element has an end cap with an enclosure at one filter element end enclosing an end edge of the filter material (39) and fixed to an element receptacle (5) connected to the filter housing (3) for fixing the location of the filter element (17) in its functional position. The element receptacle (5) and the associated end cap (21) of the filter element (17) have design irregularities (63, 65) adapted to each other at their parts (23, 47) engaging each other in the functional position of the filter element (17). The irregularities enable the engagement in a positional alignment to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hydac Filtertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Sann, Hans-Peter Eberle
  • Patent number: 8828104
    Abstract: A device and method for removing moisture from ethanol blended fuel in a fuel tank comprises a container made of a non-woven nylon fabric, a desiccant, and a gelling agent; wherein the desiccant and gelling agent are inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: B3C Fuel Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Brian Boezi
  • Patent number: 8778183
    Abstract: A filtering apparatus that sucks liquid in hollow portions (10) of the filtering elements (1) via suction pipes (3) so that liquid passes the filtering elements and is filtered. Each suction pipe has suction holes (4) connected to the hollow portions. The suction pipes are inserted into through holes (2) of the filtering elements. The filtering elements are arranged side by side and connected to the suction pipes. A ring-shaped packing is interposed between the filtering elements, and water-tightly seals the clearance between the filtering element and the suction pipe. The through holes are arranged at peripheral locations of each filtering element. The suction pipes are inserted into the through holes of each filtering element. The filtering elements are held at the peripheral locations by the suction pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: AWA Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Nakagawa, Yoshifumi Kusaka, Daisuke Nii, Daisuke Fujieda
  • Patent number: 8728330
    Abstract: A chemical liquid supply device has a pump provided with a pump chamber which is expanded and contracted by an elastically deformable bellows, and chemical liquid in a chemical liquid container flows into the pump chamber through a suction channel. The chemical liquid in the pump chamber is discharged through a discharge channel to a discharge nozzle. A looped circulation channel for returning the chemical liquid supplied from the pump chamber to the pump chamber is connected to the pump, and provided with an expanding and contracting portion. A filter for filtering the chemical liquid which is returned to the pump chamber is provided to the circulation channel. Since flow resistance of the filter is not applied to the pump when the chemical liquid is discharged from a discharge nozzle, it's possible to discharge a specific amount of chemical liquid from the discharge nozzle with a high degree of accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Koganei Corporation
    Inventor: Toshio Takeishi
  • Patent number: 8728308
    Abstract: A filter has an elongated filter envelope with an inner pocket containing filter material and configured to receive fluid filtered by the filter envelope. The filter envelope has a bent position defined by a port portion and a loop portion, the loop portion and the port portion overlapping each other at least partially. A port is attached to the filter envelope proximate the port end and is configured to be connected to a hydraulic device and to allow fluid to be released from the pocket. The filter envelope has a periphery with a sealed rim and a slit splitting a portion of the rim so as to form a flexible retention element unitarily attached to the loop portion of the filter envelope. The retention element is positioned around one of the port and the port portion of the filter envelope to retain the filter envelope in the bent position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kuss Filtration Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Schnipke, Gary L. Rickle
  • Patent number: 8663465
    Abstract: A filtration and dispensing system that is particularly suitable for underdeveloped parts of the world is provided for storing, filtering, and dispensing rainwater, surface water, or groundwater. The system includes a bank of ceramic filters, a water retention container for holding water to be dispensed by the system, and at least one header tank to which water supplied from the water retention container is fed. A pump is utilized to withdraw water from a lower portion of the water retention container and supplied to the header tank. The withdrawn water is distributed by way of piping from the header tank to individual ceramic filters in the bank of ceramic filters, and a collection tank receives filtered water discharged from the bank of ceramic filters. Trickle feed nozzles or other discharge elements are used to discharge the filtered water from the collection tank for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ATOPIA Research
    Inventors: Jane Harrison, David Turnbull, Wole Soboyejo
  • Patent number: 8608957
    Abstract: An oil container has a container housing receiving an oil filter and fittings for an oil inlet, an oil outlet, for filling the oil container, and for an opening that can be closed by a cover for temporarily removing or replacing the oil filter, as well as, an air outlet opening. The container housing is divided into at least two chambers by a partition, each chamber including an oil filter. Each chamber has an oil inlet fitting, an oil outlet fitting, and an opening that can be closed by a cover for filling with oil and/or for removing the oil filter. The partition includes an oil overflow opening located above a minimum oil filling level height relative to a rest state determined for the individual oil circuits. A leak occurring in one of the oil circuits does then not affect the operational reliability of the other oil circuit(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andree Burgstaler, Dieter Groeger, Uwe Renner
  • Publication number: 20130299404
    Abstract: In a metal ion elimination filter 14 for elimination of any metal ions in fuel 2, a filter body 16 filled with ion-exchange resin 15 for adsorption of metal ions through ion exchange is incorporated in a fuel feed passage (feed conduit 9) from a fuel tank 1 to an injector 5. A fuel return passage (return conduit 13) for return of the excessive fuel 2 in the injector 5 to the fuel tank 1 is passed through the filter body 16 to heat the ion-exchange resin 15 with waste heat of the returning fuel 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8580111
    Abstract: A device for separating fuel components comprising a separating membrane for separating high-octane fuel components from un-separated fuel and a heat exchanger between first liquid passing through the heat exchanger and second liquid passing through the heat exchanger, is provided. The first liquid is un-separated fuel passing through the heat exchanger before being supplied to the separating membrane. The second liquid is low-octane fuel remaining when the high-octane fuel components are separated from the un-separated fuel, passing through the heat exchanger after changing to an almost liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Randall D. Partridge, George Walchuk, Kouseki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8568585
    Abstract: A water distribution system including a water storage tank, a water treatment unit, a diverter valve, and interconnecting water conduits arranged so that the same water treatment unit can be used to treat water supplied from a fill port to the storage tank during a fill operation, as well as water leaving the storage tank for supply to one or more points of water use during a supply operation. A diverter valve is provided which is movable between a fill position wherein the water treatment unit is in fluid communication with the fill port and not the point of water use device, and a supply position wherein the water treatment unit is in fluid communication with the at least one point of water use device and not the fill port. When the diverter valve is in the fill position, water supplied to the fill port can thus flow through the diverter valve and to the water treatment unit for treatment then to the storage tank for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: International Water-Guard Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Daniel Nolan
  • Publication number: 20130240419
    Abstract: A system and method of collecting and conditioning rainwater and other moisture, such as dew, from a windshield of a vehicle and utilizing the collected fluid to replenish the fluids in the windshield washer reservoir. A collection funnel is positioned on a vehicle in order to collect rainwater and other moisture. Rainwater and other fluids from the collection funnel are directed to a conditioning cartridge where the water is de-ionized and windshield washer fluid is added. The cartridges are designed to be single replaceable units. The mixed fluid from the mixing cartridge is directed to the pre-existing windshield washer reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: WIPERFILL HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Carroll
  • Publication number: 20130233890
    Abstract: Dispenser filters are provided that can be used in beverage systems to filter a beverage to be outputted from a beverage source (e.g., a vessel or a container) by a beverage dispenser. The dispenser filters can define an interior cavity that is in fluid communication with a beverage source, and can be configured to permit fluid to flow from the beverage source into the interior cavity, while inhibiting at least some objects (e.g., pieces of food) in the beverage from flowing into the interior cavity. The dispenser filter can include an outlet configured to discharge the beverage collected within the interior cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Brian MELZER
  • Patent number: 8528743
    Abstract: A strainer for installation on a drain outlet of a container, such as an ice chest, has a housing including a backing plate and a cover, and a tubular drain engagement member releasably connected to the backing plate. The housing may be installed either by connecting the drain engagement member to the backing plate and fitting the tubular drain engagement member into the drain outlet, or by removing the tubular drain engagement member from the backing plate, securing the backing plate over the drain outlet with a nut, and installing the cover onto the backing plate to cover the drain outlet. The housing has a plurality of apertures formed therethrough in communication with the interior of the housing that allow liquid to pass through the drain outlet, while effectively preventing various sizes, shapes and types of debris from entering and clogging the drain outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry T. Rains
  • Patent number: 8524078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water tank and to a filter cartridge connection element which can be connected to said water tank, and also to fixing means for fixing said filter cartridge connection element to the tank. In this case, the fixing means are distinguished in that they are formed such that the filter cartridge connection element can no longer be detached from the tank without being destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: AQUIS Wasser-Luft-Systeme GmbH, Lindau Zweigniederlassung Rebstein
    Inventors: Andreas Wawrla, Roland Scholz
  • Patent number: 8500998
    Abstract: A hydraulic control device includes a valve body having oil passages, a solenoid valve incorporated in the valve body, an oil pan that is disposed below the valve body and that accumulates hydraulic oil, and a strainer which, as well as being disposed between the valve body and the oil pan, has a filtering medium which filters the hydraulic oil suctioned from the oil pan. The strainer is fixed to the oil pan by a magnetic force of at least one magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ko Tsunematsu, Tomoyuki Ishikawa, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8470167
    Abstract: A device for the dosed transfer of filtered softened water inside boilers of household appliances includes a tank, a cartridge including a water softening agent, a double drain pipe with vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Unitekno Societa'per Azioni
    Inventor: Vìllelmo Bartolini
  • Publication number: 20130126439
    Abstract: A system and method of removing product from sludge at a bottom of a storage tank that includes introducing a liquid to the tank, heating and agitating the liquid to separate the product from the sludge, and then removing the separated product and removing the introduced liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Yehezkel Samy Ezair, Daniel Berman
  • Publication number: 20130068704
    Abstract: An example ice separator device includes an ice separator that removes ice particles from a flow of fuel moving through the ice separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Behzad Hagshenas
  • Patent number: 8377291
    Abstract: A water recycling system that can be used for reclaiming and recycling water, waste water, or grey water, for providing landscape irrigation, or for recycling uses such as for sanitary facilities, as well as for pre-heating clean water to save energy. A water recycling system may include a sealable tank, an influx pipe, a self-clearing filter disposed within the tank, a pump, and an effluent pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Eckman Environmental Corporation
    Inventor: Noadiah S. Eckman
  • Patent number: 8323506
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of filtering hydrocarbon contaminated water, which may be used in drainage openings in parking lots and containment areas for large sources of hydrocarbons to remove hydrocarbons from hydrocarbon contaminated water. The apparatus has a filtration compartment which filters out debris which may clog the treatment compartment. A pre-filtration and means for melting snow may be incorporated. The treatment compartment contains a hydrocarbon absorption media which absorbs any hydrocarbons present in the water rendering such water substantially hydrocarbon-free for discharge directly into a stream or groundwater. If a hydrocarbon spill occurs, the hydrocarbon absorption media forms a plug which seals off the flow of contaminated water. A hydrocarbon solubilizing material capable of effectively removing sheen in a first pass may be disposed as a top layer over the hydrocarbon absorption media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: SPI Filtration LLC
    Inventor: William J Gannon
  • Patent number: 8286802
    Abstract: A fuel delivery module includes a fuel filter housing and a cover. The fuel filter housing defines a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of a fuel filter. A first end portion of the fuel filter housing includes a flange configured to be disposed outside of and coupled to a fuel tank. A second end portion of the fuel filter housing is configured to be disposed within the fuel tank and includes an inlet connector configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a fuel pump. The cover is configured to be removably coupled to the first end portion of the fuel filter housing. The cover defines a first lumen and a second lumen. The first lumen is configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a fuel outlet line. The second lumen is configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Synerject, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin L. Leppert
  • Patent number: 8246840
    Abstract: A fuel removal device comprising: means for establishing releasable fluid communication with an interior volume of an engine-mounted diesel fuel filter; a first conduit affixed to the releasable communication means for conveying diesel fuel contained in the interior volume of the engine-mounted diesel fuel filter out of the fuel filter; a collection receptacle in fluid communication with the fuel conveying conduit, the collection receptacle having a plurality of walls and located external to the automotive vehicle associated with the engine-mounted diesel fuel filter and at least on pneumatic system controlling the removal of fuel from the diesel fuel filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: George R. Blundy, Ram D. Bedi
  • Patent number: 8182676
    Abstract: A gas baffle for a waste water treatment plant filter housing that includes a first and second deflecting plate. The gas baffle has at least one flow-through opening defined by the first and second deflecting plates. The combination of the first and second deflecting plates deflects rising gas bubbles and any solid particulates so that the bubbles and particulates do not enter the filter housing. The gas baffle may include exterior apertures to dissipate the rising gas bubbles that travel on the bottom surface of each deflecting plate. The gas baffle may be integrally formed with the filter housing or created separately and subsequently connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Bear Onsite, LLC
    Inventor: Theophilus B. Terry, III
  • Patent number: 8182677
    Abstract: Known tank flanges have a main filter which has a filter housing with an inlet and an outlet, and a first connecting duct for connecting the main filter to a feed unit. The filter housing is integrated in the tank flange, and filter fabric is inserted into the filter housing and the filter housing is closed off by a filter cover. The inlet of the filter housing is connected to the pressure side of a feed unit and the outlet leads to an internal combustion engine. A disadvantage is that, in order to exchange the filter fabric, the large-area filter cover must be opened, as a result of which a large amount of fuel vapor is dissipated to the atmosphere. In the case of the tank flange according to the invention, the exchangeability of the main filter is simplified by virtue of the main filter being embodied as a filter cartridge. It is provided according to the invention that the inlet of the main filter extends into the first connecting duct of the tank flange and therein forms a sealed connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Osswald, Alfred Mueller, Klaus Gebert, Peter Schelhas
  • Publication number: 20120080367
    Abstract: A fuel delivery module includes a fuel filter housing and a cover. The fuel filter housing defines a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of a fuel filter. A first end portion of the fuel filter housing includes a flange configured to be disposed outside of and coupled to a fuel tank. A second end portion of the fuel filter housing is configured to be disposed within the fuel tank and includes an inlet connector configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a fuel pump. The cover is configured to be removably coupled to the first end portion of the fuel filter housing. The cover defines a first lumen and a second lumen. The first lumen is configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a fuel outlet line. The second lumen is configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: SYNERJECT, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin L. LEPPERT
  • Patent number: 8147686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ballast water treatment system including a reaction tank in which raw water and ozone are imported and made to react each other for a predetermined period of time to kill microorganisms existing in raw water, an ozone decomposer in which water containing residual ozone discharged from the reaction tank is imported and the residual ozone is decomposed, and a circulation pump installed between the reaction tank and ozone decomposer, forming a circulation system which removes the residual ozone by means of circulating the water containing the residual ozone between the reaction tank and ozone decomposer. Accordingly, this system dispenses with a deaeration tank which would require a wide space for installation, small cost and is able to be applied to existing ships easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shuji Ueki, Masahiro Saito, Noboru Takemura, Yukirou Kadomoto, Takeo Nojiri, Izumi Onishi, Masahiro Kuwajima, Masabumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8147687
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ballast water treatment system including a reaction tank in which raw water and ozone are imported and made to react each other for a predetermined period of time to kill microorganisms existing in raw water, an ozone decomposer in which water containing residual ozone discharged from the reaction tank is imported and the residual ozone is decomposed, and a circulation pump installed between the reaction tank and ozone decomposer, forming a circulation system which removes the residual ozone by means of circulating the water containing the residual ozone between the reaction tank and ozone decomposer. Accordingly, this system dispenses with a deaeration tank which would require a wide space for installation, small cost and is able to be applied to existing ships easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Ueki, Masahiro Saito, Noboru Takemura, Yukirou Kadomoto, Takeo Nojiri, Izumi Onishi, Masahiro Kuwajima, Masabumi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20120043267
    Abstract: The invention relates to a water separator (1), in particular for fuel supply systems of internal combustion engines in motor vehicles, comprising a housing (2) having a separation chamber (11) designed therein and a separation element (18). A collection chamber (12) for the water separated out of the fuel is arranged under the separation chamber. An inlet (8) and an outlet (14) for the fuel are furthermore provided on the housing (2). The housing (2) is substantially designed as a tube-shaped element (3) having a horizontal longitudinal axis (LA), wherein a partition (10) extends in the direction of the longitudinal axis (LA), separating the separating chamber (11) from the collection chamber (12). The separating element (18) comprises a tube element (19) lying horizontally in the separation chamber (11) having radial openings (21) through which the fuel is conducted, wherein the tube element (19) extends at least approximately parallel to the partition (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Thienel
  • Patent number: 8110115
    Abstract: A mobile water treatment apparatus to on-load a dirty fluid into a storage container attached to a motor vehicle and transport the fluid in the storage container from a first location and to a second location where the fluid is filtered by a filtration system attached to the motor vehicle. The filtered fluid is discharged from the mobile water treatment apparatus at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Ibex Incorporated
    Inventors: James Vance Kennedy, Bron David Wescott, Stanley Lamar Sanford
  • Patent number: 8105484
    Abstract: According to one representative embodiment, a fluid storage device for storing a first fluid in a second fluid storage container fillable with a second fluid includes a first fluid storage container, a first fluid inlet coupled to the first fluid storage container, and a first fluid outlet coupled to the first fluid storage container. The first fluid storage container is flexible. The first fluid inlet is communicable in fluid receiving communication with a first fluid source. The first fluid in the first fluid storage container is caused to drain from the first fluid outlet based on at least one of a first fluid level, a first fluid storage container pressure, a second fluid storage container pressure, the second fluid storage container filling with the second fluid, the first fluid outlet being opened for first fluid egress, and a first fluid outlet pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Malgorn, Arnaud Le Ven, Emmanuel Page, Jean-Yves Picard, J. Bruce Schelkopf, Barry Verdegan
  • Publication number: 20120018364
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter device having at least one filter element (11) comprising a filter medium (27) disposed between two receiving parts (31, 35) and a connecting device located at the lower receiving part (35) for a fluid connection to a fluid device, in particular to a fluid tank (1), having a connecting part (45) disposed on the connecting device, said connecting part being pretensioned by the action of a first energy store (43) for a motion away from the upper receiving part (31) into a closed position blocking the connecting device, having a further, second energy store (49) for generating a relative motion between the lower receiving part (35) and a closing-off part (17) of the device, and having a sealing device (55) sealing between the lower receiving part (35) and the closing-off part (17) as soon as said part and the lower receiving part (35) make contact with each other under the influence of the second energy store (49).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Hydac Filtertechnik GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Sakraschinsky, Stefan Hennes
  • Patent number: 8079479
    Abstract: A fuel delivery module includes a fuel filter housing and a cover. The fuel filter housing defines a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of a fuel filter. A first end portion of the fuel filter housing includes a flange configured to be disposed outside of and coupled to a fuel tank. A second end portion of the fuel filter housing is configured to be disposed within the fuel tank and includes an inlet connector configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a fuel pump. The cover is configured to be removably coupled to the first end portion of the fuel filter housing. The cover defines a first lumen and a second lumen. The first lumen is configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a fuel outlet line. The second lumen is configured to fluidically couple the cavity to a regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Synerject, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin L. Leppert
  • Patent number: 8070940
    Abstract: A filter element is formed from a filter material configured to capture a foreign substance in fuel. A lower case is attachable to and detachable from a bottom portion of a housing in a movable direction. The housing and the lower case are configured to accommodate the filter element. The filter element defines a passage extending through the filter element in the movable direction. The passage is configured to accommodate the component. The component is configured to be attached to and detached from the housing together with the lower case when the lower case is attached to and detached from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Kyosan Denki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Yonemoto, Yoshihiko Ooya, Shigeru Nonoyama, Osamu Takamisawa
  • Patent number: 7993530
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods of portable oil filtration. In an exemplary embodiment, the portable oil filtration system has a portable device body. Mounted on this portable device body are a motor, a pump, an input valve, an output valve, and a filtration device. Additionally, the portable device body is enabled to be carried by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: The Southern Company
    Inventor: Ronald Horne
  • Publication number: 20110185762
    Abstract: Described in this application is an improved cartridge, such as a water filter, and housing for the filter. The filter is preferably of the push-in type and the filter housing includes an assembly to automatically set the water filter in position as a cover over the filter is closed. According to one embodiment, the assembly consists of a cover and lever linkage which engage complimentary protrusions on the water filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. KRUCKENBERG, JEFFREY A. SPINDLER