With Repair Or Assembling Means Patents (Class 210/232)
  • Patent number: 11958017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hollow-fiber membrane module including: a hollow-fiber membrane bundle including a plurality of hollow-fiber membranes bundled in a potting part; a housing enclosing the hollow-fiber membrane bundle; and a protective member contacting with an outer surface of the potting part and continuously covering the outer surface, in which the protective member has a notched part through which one end of the protective member communicates with another end in a longitudinal direction of the hollow-fiber membrane bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Yanagibashi, Atsushi Kobayashi, Shun Shimura
  • Patent number: 11944923
    Abstract: A water tank for a household appliance having a connection for a filter cartridge, wherein an annular tank sealing face is provided on the tank bottom for the tight connection of the filter cartridge and the tank sealing face encloses a tank passage opening for the water from the filter cartridge to flow through the wall of the tank bottom to the household appliance, characterized in that the tank sealing face along its circumference has a variable radius in relation to a central axis, so that the tank sealing face comprises radial concavities and/or radial convexities, wherein the convexities and/or concavities have a round profile, and wherein the concavities and/or convexities are configured to periodically oscillate around a circular line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: ACLARIS Water Innovations GmbH, Lindau, Zweigniederlassung Rebstein
    Inventor: Kurt Wallerstorfer
  • Patent number: 11944985
    Abstract: The present invention is a segmented bowl for a batch centrifugal concentrator constructed from a plurality of segments that are each placed adjacently to one another, so that each segment is in intimate contact with its neighbouring segments, so that when a sufficient number of segments are put into place, they form the bowl of the batch centrifugal concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Alexander Hamilton Lewis-Gray
  • Patent number: 11938434
    Abstract: A filter element has a filter bellows of filter medium laid into folds. The folds extend between oppositely positioned end edges of the filter bellows, respectively. The end edges form oppositely positioned end edge surfaces. The filter bellows is arranged in closed configuration about a longitudinal axis and encloses a hollow space. The filter bellows has opposed end faces sealed by an end disc. The filter bellows has a cut portion in at least one of the oppositely positioned end edge surfaces such that one or more regions of folds with shortened fold length are formed. A fold length of the folds with shortened fold length is substantially identical at an outer and inner circumference of the filter bellows. A filter system has a housing in which the filter element is arranged. One of the housing parts has a region corresponding to the cut portion of the filter bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Pascal Neef
  • Patent number: 11931678
    Abstract: Provided are a filter unit which may easily replace a filter, and a refrigerator including the same. To this end, a filter unit according to the present disclosure includes a filter which purifies water, a filter head which is disposed on one end portion of the filter, and includes an inlet port which supplies raw water to the filter and is formed to protrude from one side thereof, and an outlet port which discharges pure water purified by the filter and is formed to protrude from the other side thereof, a filter housing which is formed with a filter accommodation space in which the filter is accommodated, a filter bracket which is coupled to the filter housing, and includes an inlet port coupling part to which the inlet port is coupled rotatably, and an outlet portion coupling part to which the outlet port is coupled rotatably, and a filter door which is coupled to the filter housing to open and close the filter accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Kyong Su Lee, Pil Kang Hwang, Min Kyu Jung
  • Patent number: 11883767
    Abstract: A filter assembly includes a drain port comprising a top portion and at least one surface modification along the top portion. The drain port defines an aperture therein and is alignable with an outlet port. The outlet port includes a seal member that is attachable to an end portion of the outlet port. A portion of the aperture of the drain port is sealable to the seal member when the drain port and the outlet port are aligned such that the at least one surface modification of the drain port does not abut the seal member of the outlet port, thereby creating a sealed connection between the drain port and the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Pravin S. Kadam, Wassem Abdalla, Manolito D. Mendoza, Peter K. Herman, Kevin C. South, Ismail C. Bagci, Deeksha Shukla
  • Patent number: 11857898
    Abstract: A filter cartridge has media construction, a housing, and a first end construction. The first end constructions includes an outer radial wall with circumferentially spaced connecting sections; each connecting section having a plurality of helical profiles extending at a helix angle. The filter cartridge is removably attached to a filter head, which has mating connecting segments. A bowl cartridge assembly is also provided including connecting sections with a plurality of helical profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt B. Joscher, Mark C. Shepherd, Patricia L. Palmby
  • Patent number: 11826679
    Abstract: A filter for treating a fluid in a heating and/or cooling system includes: a first body, hollow and substantially cylindrical in shape, and a second body, wherein the first body and second body are mutually and sealingly connected, so as to internally have a chamber, and wherein the hollow first body is provided with a first mouth and a second mouth respectively having a first duct and a second duct allowing the fluid to enter and/or exit the chamber. A filtering element for treating the fluid is housed at least partially in the chamber, in particular the filtering element includes at least one magnetic element The filter includes a shut-off element having an outer wall provided with a channel and an opening, the shut-off element being housed in the first body in such a way that it can rotate about a longitudinal axis in the first body and alternately switch from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: R.B.M. S.P.A.
    Inventor: Guido Bossini
  • Patent number: 11821828
    Abstract: The system and method for determining physical stability of dispersed particles in flowing liquid suspensions is performed by passing a fluid with suspended particulates in a column of filter elements having progressively smaller porosities. The fluid is received by a fluid supply receptacle and then passed through the column of filter elements. The filter elements are arranged so that successive filters are downstream of each other, with successive filters having successively smaller porosities. The porosity of an initial filter element has a sufficiently large porosity to filter a largest particle size intended for detection, and a final filter element has at least a sufficiently small porosity to filter a smallest particle size intended for detection. This results in the successive filters separating successively smaller particles from the fluid. Average particle size and particle count are obtained by removing a mesh filter element and performing SEM analysis on the filtered particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Naser Alsayegh, Amman M. Bahman
  • Patent number: 11814822
    Abstract: A plumbing fitting with a body having a flow path extending therethrough, and a receptacle disposed in the body is disclosed. The receptacle is arranged to releasably receive a mechanism is movable between a first operational position in which the flow path extends through the receptacle and the mechanism, and a second position in which the flow path bypasses the mechanism. In the second position, the mechanism can be released from the receptacle while a fluid flows through the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Samuel White
  • Patent number: 11814179
    Abstract: An aircraft pressure device includes a connection to ambient having a sensor body mounted to a fuselage of an aircraft. The sensor body includes a sense port. A sense line includes a first end connected to the sense port, a second end defining an opening in the fuselage, and an intermediate portion. A valve is arranged in the intermediate portion, the valve being operable to prevent fluid flow between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Donald E. Army
  • Patent number: 11806649
    Abstract: A filter adaptor joins a canister filter to a hydraulic manifold block. The adaptor includes a hexagonal tool-receiving portion, an outflow passageway and one or more inflow passageways. The outlet flow passageway extends between opposed ends of the adaptor, and is used to direct filtered fluid from the filter to the manifold block. The inlet flow passageway(s) extend between the one end and a sealed region of the adaptor, and are used to direct fluid from the manifold block to the filter. The adaptor includes auxiliary ports formed in the tool-receiving portion that communicate with the inlet flow passageways and permit monitoring thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignees: Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jim Diehl, Oliver Gerhard, Jon Frey
  • Patent number: 11801462
    Abstract: Filter elements and filter systems are provided. The filter element allows for a reversed flow of fluid through the filter element when flowing from a first port to a second port of a filter head of the filter system. The filter element includes a standpipe in a central cavity of a tube of filter media that is fluidly connected with an exterior of the tube of filter media by a radial flow conduit and an axial flow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Farrell Calcaterra, Jonathan D. Moore, Tetyana V. Gilbert, Michael J. Von Seggern
  • Patent number: 11793116
    Abstract: A plunger for an agricultural baler includes: a plurality of plunger sections held together to form the plunger, the plurality of plunger sections including a pair of plunger end sections, each of the plunger sections including at least one tube holding portion having a tube opening formed therein; at least one of at least one roller or at least one sliding block attached to and extending laterally from each of the plunger end sections; and a tube placed within the tube opening of each tube holding portion such that an interference fit is formed between the tube and the at least one tube holding portion of each plunger section to hold the plunger sections together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Xavier G. J. M. Bonte, Frederik Demon
  • Patent number: 11786867
    Abstract: A connecting mechanism (1) for a cartridge-type replaceable module (2) that has at least one fluid port (2a,2b) at each of opposite sides of the module (2) in a longitudinal direction of the module (2). The connecting mechanism (1) comprises two connector elements (3) spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the module (2) and each provided with at least one fluid connector (3b) configured to releasably inter-engage with a complementary fluid port (2a,2b) of the module (2) at the respective side thereof, wherein at least one of the connector elements (3) is movable to perform a translational movement in the longitudinal direction of the module (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Roitel, Germain Gaydier, Thierry Cassou, Christian Berducat
  • Patent number: 11779866
    Abstract: A modular filter manifold includes one or more plates, each plate including connections for one or more filters on a first side, and connections for fluid lines on a second side opposite the first. At least two fluid line connections are provided for each filter connection, with a fluid passage through the plate for each fluid line connection. Each of the fluid passages are independent of one another. The manifold plates can be joined to a support structure to form a manifold to which filters can be attached. Piping can be connected to the fluid line connections to allow flow through the filters in series or parallel flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventor: Barry L. Gregerson
  • Patent number: 11779867
    Abstract: A mechanical interlock system for a fluid filter is described herein. The mechanical interlock system may include a filter cartridge and a filter cartridge manifold for receiving the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge may include a filter body, a fluid inlet and outlet, and an integrated locking head. The integrated locking head may include a key extending radially outward from the integrated locking head and channels on an outer surface of the integrated locking head. The filter cartridge manifold may include an insertion and extraction tube for receiving the key and latching mechanisms. The insertion and extraction tube may include a primary keyway and a secondary keyway. The key, keyways, latching mechanisms, and/or channels may interact to maintain alignment of the filter cartridge during insertion of the filter cartridge into an appliance including the filter cartridge manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Marcello Correa Machado, Jeremy Carlton Bowyer, Thomas W. McCollough
  • Patent number: 11760664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bioactive filter for the disinfection of liquids, in particular water or aqueous solutions in containers. A structure that is advantageous in terms of filter efficiency is obtained by forming a spherical or oval filter body (1), which is coated with noble metals (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Christian P. Benzing
  • Patent number: 11752470
    Abstract: A scaling tool for replicating filtration characteristics of a large-scale filtration device, the scaling tool comprising a housing having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, and a filter receiving region in fluid communication with the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet and configured to contain a membrane comprising one or more pleats, the filter receiving region being defined by a rigid wall framework configured to hold the one or more pleats of the membrane and compress the pleats in an amount effective to replicate the filtration performance of the large-scale filtration device. Also disclosed is a methodology for configuring a filter receiving region in a scaling tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Songhua Liu, Michael Lynch, Ryan Sylvia, Joseph Almasian, Salvatore Giglia, Luc Messier
  • Patent number: 11745125
    Abstract: A center tube and a central fluid supply tube combination includes a center tube body defining a longitudinal length, and a central reservoir. The center tube also includes an apertured annular wall extending axially the majority of the longitudinal length, and a first annular solid wall extending axially from the apertured annular wall. A central fluid supply tube is disposed in the central reservoir, and includes a second annular solid wall that is radially surrounded by the apertured annular wall of the center tube. The second annular solid wall defines a supply passage with a fully circular flow flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jon T. Immel, Stephen Ellis Oedewaldt, Jeffrey R. Ries, Darrell Lee Morehouse, III, Brian J. Sutton, Quinton Marcus Burcar
  • Patent number: 11738293
    Abstract: A rotary fluid filter including a filter body rotationally mounted within a housing. The housing having a front cap having a main fluid inlet and a backwash outlet, a rear cap having a main fluid outlet and a backwash inlet. The filter body having a front face, a rear face, and a plurality of fluid flow passages each extending through the filter body between the front face and the rear face and having a filter received in each fluid flow passage. The filter body operable to rotate with in the housing such that, for each fluid flow passage, as it is aligned with the main fluid inlet a main fluid is received therein, as it is aligned with the main fluid outlet the main fluid is discharged therefrom, and as it is aligned with the backwash inlet and the backwash outlet a backwash fluid is received therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Albert Patterson
  • Patent number: 11725410
    Abstract: An electric pool-cleaning robot, including a housing, a first filtering mechanism and a rotating wheel. One end of the housing is provided with a first water inlet, and the other end of the housing is provided with a first water outlet. The first filtering mechanism is arranged in the housing. The water enters the housing through the first water inlet, and then flows toward the first filtering mechanism to be filtered. The filtered water flows out of the housing through the first water outlet. The rotating wheel is arranged on the housing, and is capable of rotating to drive the housing to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: NingBo Poolstar Pool Products Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 11697083
    Abstract: A cartridge group is for a filter assembly of a fuel filtration system. The cartridge group extends along an axis and includes a filter septum crossable in an axial direction by the fuel. The filter septum has an annular shape and defines at the axis a central cavity. A water separation and support device supporting the filter septum includes: i) a base element supporting the filter septum and presenting channels and/or holes through which the filtered fuel flows; ii) a tubular element extending into the central cavity presenting an outlet duct having a substantially annular cross-section delimited by an outer circumferential wall and an inner circumferential wall delimiting along the axis a through central passage; iii) a separator element crossable by the filtered fuel to be separated from the water. The separator element is housed on the base element and/or on the inner circumferential wall of the tubular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: UFI FILTERS S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giorgio Girondi
  • Patent number: 11686515
    Abstract: A separator for removing contamination from a fluid of a heat pump includes a housing having a hollow interior, a separation component mounted within the hollow interior, and at least one turbulence-generating element positioned within the hollow interior adjacent the separation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Rajiv Ranjan, Yinshan Feng, Parmesh Verma, Michael A. Stark
  • Patent number: 11684048
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to a water filter for an aquarium comprising a housing with an interior area configured to house a plurality of filtration cartridges, at least one first clamp and at least one second clamp, and a cover with a lid in operative movable+connection therewith. The cover includes a roughing filter chamber that is in operative fluid connection with the housing interior area and a first connection port that is in operative fluid connection with a water inlet, and a second connection port in operative fluid connection with a water outlet and the housing interior area. The first and second clamps are in operative connection with the housing and are releasably engageable with a rim extending around the cover and the lid. In a disengaged position of the second clamp, the lid is movable between open and closed positions while the cover is maintained in engagement with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: AQUAEL Sp. zo.o.
    Inventors: Janusz Jankiewicz, Jerzy Brzeski, Stanislaw Konter, Marcin Sienkiewicz, Piotr Jankowski
  • Patent number: 11686117
    Abstract: A method for treating water in a spa or a hot tub includes, for example, suspending a water treatment dispenser from an upper end of a filter cartridge disposed in a skimmer of the spa or the hot tub. The dispenser includes a water treatment material. A supply of water is passed from the spa or the hot tub into the skimmer and through the filter cartridge so that the dispenser suspended in the filtered water in the filter cartridge is operable to dispense the water treatment material from the dispenser, and a supply of treated filtered water from the filter cartridge is returned to the spa or the hot tub. A cover, for example, may be employed when the dispenser is not used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: SARATOGA SPA & BATH, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Brennan
  • Patent number: 11680235
    Abstract: A cell sheet transfer device and a cell sheet processing equipment. The cell sheet transfer device includes a first tubular body; a second tubular body at one end of the first tubular body and connected thereto; and a cell shovel at the end of the first tubular body and on one side of the second tubular body. A free end of the cell shovel is beyond a free end of the second shovel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi Zhou
  • Patent number: 11679350
    Abstract: A cover for a filter cartridge includes: a head including a first raw water inflow flow path into which raw water is introduced, a first purified water discharge flow path on which purified water of the raw water purified via the filter cartridge is discharged, and a first drain discharge flow path that does not communicate with each of the first raw water inflow flow path and the first purified water discharge flow path; and a cap including a second raw water inflow flow path that communicates with the first raw water inflow flow path, a second purified water discharge flow path on which purified water of the raw water introduced into the second raw water inflow flow path and purified via the filter cartridge flows, and a second drain discharge flow path on which waste water separated from the raw water during purification flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Sung Hee Myung
  • Patent number: 11666837
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a base assembly and a treatment assembly. The treatment assembly of the system may be configured to filter particulates from water. The base assembly may include a UV reactor operable to disinfect water for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Jeffrey A. Shumate, Michael E. Miles, Dugan M. Karnazes, Kevin G. King, Daniel L. Schlenk, Tedmund A. Robbins, Roger A Schenkel
  • Patent number: 11662138
    Abstract: A water circuit assembly for a refrigerator that delivers water from a source to a first destination and a second destination spaced apart from the first destination. The water circuit assembly includes an inlet valve positioned outside a compartment of the refrigerator and a water filter assembly positioned adjacent a top wall and a first side wall of a liner that defines the compartment. The water circuit further includes a bracket secured to a rear wall of the liner, a water tank supported by the bracket along the rear wall of the liner, and a diverter valve attached to the bracket and fluidly connected to the inlet valve to thereby divert the flow of water from the inlet valve to a selected one of the first destination or the second destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Electrolux do Brasil S.A.
    Inventors: Israel Mercer, Victor Batista, Rafael Leidens, Alcione Colecha, Guilherme Picanço
  • Patent number: 11660603
    Abstract: A system and associated method for concentrating and separating components of different densities from fluid containing cells using a centrifuge includes a syringe and a syringe holder, the syringe having a proximal top with a luer port, a sidewall extending from the top forming a syringe tube, and a plunger slidably disposed inside the syringe tube, the plunger forming a sealing engagement with the sidewall, the syringe holder defining a cavity for receiving the syringe, wherein a distal end of the syringe tube is at least partially closed by the syringe holder after the plunger is placed inside the syringe tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Cervos Medical LLC
    Inventors: Andy H. Levine, John Meade, Neil S. Tischler, Jeffrey R. Chabot, Andrew McGillicuddy, Neil F. Duffy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11654383
    Abstract: A filter cartridge assembly for an ice making appliance having a rectilinear filter cartridge with a plurality of partitions that are positioned within an internal chamber, form multiple sub-chambers, and create a non-linear pathway for the flow of water through the filter cartridge. Filter media positioned in the sub-chambers of the filter cartridge are configured to remove dissolved solids from water travelling through the filter cartridge and used by the appliance to create ice, including clear ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Mitchell, Stephanos Kyriacou, Brent Alden Junge
  • Patent number: 11628385
    Abstract: A filtration system comprises a housing having a first housing end and a second housing end. The housing defines a central compartment therein. The housing includes an alignment tab disposed on the second housing end. The alignment tab protrudes from the second housing end towards the first housing end. A filter element is positioned within the housing. The filter element includes a first endcap, a second endcap, and filter media positioned between and extending axially between the first endcap and the second endcap. The filter media defines a central opening extending axially therein. An alignment notch is disposed on the second endcap, the alignment notch protruding from the second endcap toward the first endcap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Joshua Luther Young, Dean Olson, Carey A. Curt, Philip S. Hall, Zdzislaw Chajec
  • Patent number: 11612837
    Abstract: Filters comprising a filter arm comprising a plurality of hollow elements in fluid communication with each other, the hollow elements having porous walls, the filter arm having a first and a second end; a hollow transition element comprising a collector having a side wall, a central cavity, an upper closed end and a lower open end; and a hollow transition element arm having a first and a second transition arm end, and a porous side wall; wherein the first transition arm end is in fluid communication with the second end of the filter arm; and the second transition arm is connected to the side wall of the collector, and is in fluid communication with the central cavity of the collector; and, a hollow base having a side wall, and a base outlet port, wherein the hollow base connected to, and in fluid communication with, the collector; filter devices including the filters, and methods of filtration using the filters, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Bair, Eddie J. Sturdevant
  • Patent number: 11596880
    Abstract: A filter cartridge (1) is for a fluid filtration assembly (10). The filtration assembly (10) includes a bowl body (11) and a head body (12) having respectively a first and second collars (111, 121) to engage each other in rototranslation. The bowl body (11) has a filtration chamber (110) accessible through an access mouth (110?) delimited peripherally by the first collar (11) while the head body (12) has in the second collar (121) a slot (125). The filter cartridge (1) is housable in the bowl body (11) having a filter medium (2) and an end plate (3) to engage the first collar (111). The filter cartridge (1) is snap-blockable in the axial direction to the bowl body (11) by an active blocking member (31). The filter cartridge (1) includes an anti-rotation element (32) extending radially from the end plate (3) for being housed in the slot (125).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: UFI Filters S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giorgio Girondi
  • Patent number: 11585302
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fuel pump module, and more particularly, to a fuel pump module including a flange module and a reservoir module, in which when a fuel delivery pipe for supplying filtered fuel from the reservoir module to the flange module is coupled to the reservoir module, since the fuel deliver pipe may be coupled to the reservoir module to a desired position in an axial direction and to be prevented from rotating in an axial direction, the fuel delivery pipe may be prevented from interfering with a guide rod connecting the flange module and the reservoir module in a vertical direction, thereby not only preventing the occurrence of fire, but also increasing a common use rate of the reservoir module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: COAVIS
    Inventors: Jong Hyuk Yoon, Ho Keun Yoon
  • Patent number: 11583789
    Abstract: A filter assembly comprises a filter element, and a mount having at least one port. Each of the filter element and mount has inter-engaging connection formations, where the filter element and mount can be detachably connected to one another. The mount defines a flow path between the port and filter element when the element is connected to the mount and includes a link element which can slide relative to the mount between retracted and deployed positions. The link element has one of a lug and an inclined ramp surface, and the filter element has the other of the lug and ramp surface. The lug and ramp surface form a cam drive where the lug engages the ramp surface as the filter element and mount are assembled, and slide along the surface when the element is rotated to draw the link element out of the mount towards its deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Parker Hannifin Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Adrian Richard Mincher, Svetlana Ferrari, Carl Joseph Shaw
  • Patent number: 11565202
    Abstract: A pet water dispenser may include a water tank to store water and an inner assembly detachably coupled to the water tank and provided inside the water tank. The inner assembly may include a pump. A bottom plate of the water tank may be formed with a protrusion projecting upward, while the inner assembly may include a support cylinder having a cavity or recess that is inserted onto the protrusion. The support cylinder may include an upper surface and a sidewall to define the cavity or recess. The inner assembly may further include a filter coupled to the support cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Hyunsun Yoo, Jaehung Chun, Yousook Eun, Joogyeom Kim, Sungkyung Kim, Myongsun Kim
  • Patent number: 11563222
    Abstract: An all mechanically controlled, non-venting pressure control system for liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen cryogenic tanks that requires no electrical control while managing disparate, non-stoichiometric reactant boil-off rates is provided. The pressure control system allows for the passive and repeatable stoichiometric consumption of hydrogen and oxygen boil-off from cryogenic tanks to form liquid water, while preventing the liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen cryogenic tanks from overpressurizing and venting to the external environment. More particularly, in response to an overpressure condition in a first reactant reservoir, a backpressure regulator is opened, providing the overpressure first reactant to a fuel cell or other consumer, and providing a pilot signal to open a supply line from a second reactant reservoir to the consumer. Whether the second reactant is supplied from the second reactant reservoir as gas or a liquid is determined based on the pressure within the second reactant reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11547961
    Abstract: A filter element has a first follower element with a first traction surface and a second follower element with a second traction surface provided for interacting with first and second mating surfaces of the filter housing, respectively. The first and second traction surfaces interact with the first and second mating surfaces to pull out the filter element from the filter housing. The first and second traction surfaces are spaced apart from each other along a longitudinal axis of the filter element and project radially into the interior of the filter element. At least one of the first and second follower elements has a stop surface adjoining circumferentially the respective traction surface. In a position of use, the stop surface interacts with a counter stop surface of the filter housing to form an at least unidirectional rotational degree of freedom blocking about the longitudinal axis relative to the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Baumann, Oliver Glueck, Guenter Jokschas, Idriss Razgani, Dietmar Talmon-Gros, Martin Weindorf
  • Patent number: 11534705
    Abstract: A filter assembly comprises a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet and a filter medium for receipt of fluid from the fluid inlet and for supplying filtered fluid to the fluid outlet, the filter medium being located between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. The assembly further comprises pressure-limiting means, such as a pressure-relieving valve, located between the fluid inlet and the filter medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Icon Technology Systems Limited
    Inventor: David Cupit
  • Patent number: 11534774
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a disc-like apparatus and method of its use allowing for the one-step concentration and separation of therapeutic factors found in mammalian body fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bare, Robert M. Harrison, IV, Melissa S. Tucker, Abigail Nabors
  • Patent number: 11517838
    Abstract: An aqueous fluid filter assembly with aeration mitigation includes a cap, a bowl engaging the cap and defining a filter volume, and a filter element disposed in the filter volume. The filter element is sealed against an interior of the cap and an interior of the bowl to provide an unfiltered volume and a filtered volume. An inlet is in fluid communication with the unfiltered volume and an outlet is in fluid communication with the filtered volume via a pickup section. The pickup section has a pick-up section inlet extending into the filtered volume and an air-metering orifice, wherein the air-metering orifice has a diameter less than 30% of the diameter of the pick-up section inlet and the pick-up section inlet is located below the air-metering orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Bryan Kuieck, Patrick Greivell, Michael O'Hara, Eric Gress
  • Patent number: 11493510
    Abstract: A method for detecting a substance to be detected, which comprises bringing a) a first recognizing substance bound to a fibrous substance, b) a second recognizing substance which is labeled, and c) a substance to be detected, provided that the first recognizing substance and the second recognizing substance are capable of being bound to the substance to be detected, into contact with one another in a dispersed state so as to form a complex in which the above a, b and c are bound together, separating the complex and an unbound b, and detecting the label of the obtained complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Takao Matsuba, Ryuji Kobayashi, Yu Muto, Yasutoshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 11471797
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a base assembly and a treatment assembly. The treatment assembly of the system may be configured to filter particulates from water. The base assembly may include a UV reactor operable to disinfect water for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Jeffrey A. Shumate, Michael E. Miles, Dugan M. Karnazes, Kevin G. King, Daniel L. Schlenk, Roger A Schenkel
  • Patent number: 11473707
    Abstract: A locking element (30) for releasably fixing a fluid-conducting plug (40) to a connector (10) that has at least one spring element (311) for a sprung preload into a locking position with at least one trigger element (35) for transferring from a receiving position into the locking position. At least two trigger elements (35) are provided on the locking element (30), wherein for a transfer to the locking position, a simultaneous actuation of the trigger elements (35) is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Janosch Ackermann, Rory Wenzler, Sander Nikolov Donayre
  • Patent number: 11471794
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for a whole house water filter includes a cylindrical, or tubular, filter media coupled to a mixer tank with improved high flow mixing features. The mixer tank includes a bowl in which a flow diverter, a flow guide with angled fins and a filter media are provided. The flow diverter has a concave portion, i.e., a mushroom-shaped portion, the interior of which is in fluid connection with a central passage through which filtered water flows. In operation, the filtered water flows through the central passage and is deflected by the concave interior of the flow diverter down through the angled fins of the flow guide. The filtered water then passes out through an outlet. The mixer tank stirs the filter media and water mix to increase the kinetics of the mixing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Watts Regulator Co.
    Inventors: Craig Schmitt, Monica Preston, Gilbert Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11473153
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and systems for separating motile pathogenic bacterial cells from samples. The disclosure also provides for methods of determining whether a sample is contaminated by pathogenic bacteria. The devices and systems disclosed herein are useful for screening water sources, environmental testing sites, food sources, and bodily fluids for the presence, absence, or quantity of bacterial cells in a sample representative of the screened sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Atencia-Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11448422
    Abstract: A condensate lifting device, including: a condensate receiving tank and a pump for lifting the condensates received in the tank. The pump is mounted on a first support for holding and/or guiding the tank or a second support carrying the tank, so that the tank or the second support is movable, in translation and/or in rotation, relative to the first support, so as to be able to take at least two positions: a working position, wherein the tank is connected to the pump; and a drainage position, wherein the tank is disconnected from the pump and displaced relative to the first support, so as to allow an operation of cleaning and/or draining the condensates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Olivier De Gea, François Sardet, Laurent Guillard
  • Patent number: 11434149
    Abstract: The devices, systems, and methods of the present disclosure are generally directed to using an increase in gas pressure (e.g., through an increase in heat) to move an actuator that at least partially defines a volume containing a feed fluid in fluid communication with a membrane. As the increase in gas pressure moves the actuator, pressure on the feed fluid in the volume may increase beyond a threshold pressure sufficient to move the feed fluid through the membrane. Movement of the feed fluid through the membrane may reduce a volumetric concentration of one or more components of the feed fluid to form a permeate. For example, the increase in pressure may drive the actuator to increase pressure on salt-water in the volume and, ultimately, move the salt-water through the membrane to form the permeate as part of a reverse osmosis process achieved without the use of a mechanical pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Peter Godart, Douglas P. Hart