Hoist Or Handle Means Patents (Class 210/237)
  • Patent number: 10807020
    Abstract: A stacked-plate apparatus and method for separating a first fluid from a multiphase fluid, the apparatus having pairs of adjacent plates spaced apart from one another to form gaps, or flow passageways, between the plates. At a selected pressure, the first fluid of the multiphase fluid can flow along the gaps between the plates, to be collected when it exits the gaps. The other fluids of the multiphase fluid cannot flow along the gaps, and thus the first fluid is separated from the second fluid. The method and apparatus can be used to separate fluids that have different rheological properties, such as air and water, or water and oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED DESANDERS INC.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Hemstock
  • Patent number: 10787764
    Abstract: A clothing ejection net for a washer or dryer and method of ejecting clothing from a washer or dryer. The clothing ejection net comprises a net body that reconfigures between a retracted net configuration and an extended net configuration in relation to the interior of a metal drum of a washer or dryer. Magnets on the sidewalls of the net body magnetically attach the net body to the interior surface of the metal drum during washing and drying operations. A pull cord at the front face of the net body pulls the net body out of metal drum, to an extended net configuration. Magnets on the inner surface of the net sidewalls separate from magnets on the outside surface of the net body, creating a discrete snap separation to the extended net configuration. The extension of the net body ejects the clothing from the clothing retention cavity of net body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Nathan Edward Day
  • Patent number: 10589203
    Abstract: A filter device includes a device housing (2) removably accommodating a filter element (26) with an element material (28) extending between two end members (32, 34). One end member (34) has a wall member (46) of a polygonal shape inserted into an accommodating space (66) of an accommodating member (36) attached to the device housing (2). The accommodating member (36) also has a polygon-shaped wall member (68). The wall members are disposed adjacent and facing each other in an accommodating state. The accommodating space (66) is delimited outwards by its wall member (68) with a polygonal shape. A further wall member (70) with a circular shape delimits the accommodating space (66) to the inside and passes through a circular transfer space (76) in the adjacently disposed end member (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HYDAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Golinsky, Michael Todd Evans, Timothy Jay Barr, William Michael Sassano, Joseph Gerard Quirk, Bhavbhuti Upamanyu Pandya
  • Patent number: 10344798
    Abstract: Compact thrust bearing assemblies, mechanical assemblies including the compact thrust bearing assemblies, and methods of providing limited rotational motion in a compact thrust bearing assembly are disclosed herein. The thrust bearing assemblies include a plurality of rigid load-bearing structures arranged in a layered stack that defines a first end and an opposed second end. The thrust bearing assemblies further include a plurality of rotation-limiting structures configured to restrict relative rotation between adjacent pairs of rigid load-bearing structures. The thrust bearing assemblies also include a first load-receiving surface configured to receive a first thrust load and a second load-receiving surface configured to receive a second thrust load. The methods include methods of providing limited rotational motion in a thrust bearing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Martin J. Clauss
  • Patent number: 10239000
    Abstract: A device for filtering oil, including: a tank including an oil inlet and a cover; an at least one removable plate, inside the tank, that can be removed from the tank via the upper opening of the cover. The at least one plate removably receives filtering cartridges. The plate is hollow, forming a collector for the oil filtered by the cartridges of the plate. The plate includes an outlet for filtered oil removably connected to a corresponding outlet of the tank via a connector. The connection includes a first portion rigidly connected to the plate and a second portion rigidly connected to the tank, that are capable of mutually cooperating via a seal in order to provide a sealed connection between the oil outlet of the plate, and the corresponding outlet of the tank, and in order to allow maintenance operations to be performed without intervening in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FIVES DMS
    Inventors: David Sequeira, Cedric Bassez, Conrad Ernst De La Graete
  • Patent number: 10214845
    Abstract: A washing machine assembly having a washing machine with an electronic control panel, a refill drawer assembly, and a drum having at least one drum paddle. A basket assembly mounts onto the at least one drum paddle. The basket assembly has at least one basket to contain articles therein to wash, and an elongated curved wall. The basket assembly may have first and second baskets. The at least one basket has first and second walls, an outer lateral wall, an inner lateral wall, and a bottom wall, which are grated. The refill drawer assembly has at least one refill housing that stores and dispenses at least one agent within the washing machine. The electronic control panel is positioned onto an interior panel of the refill drawer assembly. The washing machine further has a light emitting diode system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Islay Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10022656
    Abstract: A filter pad for use in a dewatering container is presented. The filter pad is configured to fit within the interior cavity and substantially line the interior surfaces. Material, which is usually liquids and slurries, is added to the container with the filter in place and gravity is used to filter the sediment, while the water is released through a release nozzle. The solids are retained in the filter pad for later disposal. The filter pad has a portion that can be selectively opened and is configured for placement substantially adjacent the door to permit selective egress of contents of the interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Day Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Day
  • Patent number: 10000306
    Abstract: Disclosed are container apparatuses that have variable volume capacity, which are useful, for example, as pack-off containers in operations involving manufactured articles. The container apparatuses can have vertically translatable bottom members to adjust volume capacity, and the bottom members can also be rotatable to facilitate the presentation of manufactured articles for removal. The vertically translatable bottom members can be suspended flexible sheet materials, portions of which can be raised or lowered to re-contour the shape of and adjust the volume capacity of the container apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Klem
  • Patent number: 9599077
    Abstract: Provided is a filter element having an annular resilient sealing device having a bead that undulates axially back and forth for mating with a correspondingly undulating top surface of a base in a filter assembly. The undulating bead provides for a fluid tight seal while restricting relative rotation of the filter element relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Russell D. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9220997
    Abstract: In the field of expanded bed adsorption chromatography, with particular but not exclusive relevance to disposable expanded bed chromatography columns, a method of conducting upward flow expanded bed chromatography comprising: supplying a liquid via an inlet to a stationary phase medium contained in a column, allowing adsorption of at least one component from the liquid by the stationary phase medium, withdrawing the liquid from the column via an outlet, regulating the expansion of the stationary phase medium by regulation of the flow rate of the liquid through at least the inlet, and restricting any overpressure in the headspace of the column to not more than the outside pressure plus 0.1 bar, is provided. In addition, apparatus for use in said method, in particular columns for use in expanded bed chromatography, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: DPX HOLDINGS B.V.
    Inventors: Allan Lihme, René Oehlenschläger Holte, Kurt Hauge Jensen, Tony Christensen
  • Publication number: 20150136678
    Abstract: A quick release pool skimmer basket apparatus includes a basket having a sidewall, a filter element coupled to the sidewall to move between an open position and a closed position, and a handle extending upwardly from the basket. A trigger in the handle is operatively coupled to the filter element to hold the filter element in the closed position. Activation of the trigger releases the bottom from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Pool Patch LLC
    Inventor: Thomas V. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9004290
    Abstract: A faucet-mounted filter system that includes a body forming a fluid chamber having a water inlet, a quick connect device positioned adjacent the water inlet for mounting the filter system to a water faucet such that the water inlet is placed in fluid communication with the water faucet, a filtered water flow path disposed within the body and in fluid communication with the water inlet, an unfiltered water flow path disposed within the body and in fluid communication with the water inlet, a diverter valve disposed within the fluid chamber and operable to open and close the filtered and unfiltered water flow paths, a seal for sealing the fluid chamber, an actuator engaging the diverter valve to open and close the filtered and unfiltered water flow paths without having to interrupt the seal, a flow meter connected to the body and in fluid communication with the filter flow path, a filter housing connected to the body and having a reservoir, and a filter cartridge disposed within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: PUR Water Purification Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tanner, David Emmons, Matthew L. Newman, Brian D. Andres, Simon Leung, Steven J. Schroeck, Armin Schwarz-Hartmann, Peter Stoeffel, Richard P. Riedel
  • Patent number: 8999160
    Abstract: A mechanical plate shifter system for moving filter plates in a filter press during a process of plate separation for filter cake removal comprises: a pusher to automatically engage with a single filter plate at the end of a stack or at the edge of a gap in the stack for moving the plate forward and then automatically disengaging when the plate reaches an end plate/dummy plate or another filter plate previously pushed. The filter plates are configured with handles for engaging with the pusher. The pusher is attached to a continuous drive belt and is configured with a pivoting structure including: a head with a receiving notch for a handle of a filter plate; and a counterweight for the head. The pusher and belt are configured relative to the filter plate stack to allow for filter plates to be engaged/disengaged by the receiving notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Simpson
  • Patent number: 8956537
    Abstract: Disclosed are a hollow fiber membrane module, a filtration apparatus based on the same, and a method for manufacturing the filtration apparatus. The hollow fiber membrane module includes two headers respectively provided with a permeate collecting unit therein, wherein each of the headers has grooves on its two sides, the grooves being extended in a length direction of the hollow fiber membrane. Since one slide rod can simultaneously be inserted into grooves of two adjacent hollow fiber membrane modules, the hollow fiber membrane modules can mutually serve as guides for insertion/ejection thereof. Also, since the grooves formed on the header can serve as insertion holes into which a clamp is inserted, the clamp can be used for coupling between the hollow fiber membrane module and another element and reinforcement of the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwang-Jin Lee, Moo-Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 8932463
    Abstract: A filter assembly for filtering a liquid or gaseous medium includes a filter housing for receiving an exchangeable filter insert. The filter housing has a housing head and a housing cover that can be removably connected to the housing head by means of a connecting element. The connecting element interacts with a locking element associated with the housing head so that, for the purpose of assembly, the housing cover can be connected to the housing head only if the filter insert is located in the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Nicolas Huber
  • 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: 8906232
    Abstract: A flexible, water-permeable filter basket may be used to collect and remove debris from a sump in a drain-entry structure (e.g., a catch-basin). The filter basket includes a basket floor having a perimeter of substantially the same size and shape as a sump floor, at least one basket sidewall corresponding to at least one sump sidewall, and one or more handles collectively affixed to the at least one basket sidewall, the at least one basket sidewall collectively including a resilient frame. The filter basket may be used as a deformable sump insert to collect debris falling into a drain-entry structure for removal without use of a vactor truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jeff McInnis
  • Patent number: 8900455
    Abstract: A filter assembly for filtering a fluid. The filter assembly at least one filter in a housing, an inlet lid mounted over the filter housing and including an inlet for the inlet of fluid into the housing, and an outlet lid mounted over the filter housing and including an outlet for the outlet of fluid from the housing. The assembly also includes an inlet plunger adapted for sealing flow from the inlet when the inlet plunger is biased to a first sealing position, and an outlet plunger adapted for sealing flow to the outlet when the outlet plunger is biased to a first sealing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Meissner Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith D. Trottier, Charles N. Carter, Christopher A. Meissner, Werner Curt Fischer
  • Patent number: 8893895
    Abstract: The fluidized bed processor of the present invention includes an internal filter assembly with a rack and a cartridge-type filter supported at the lower end by a bracket. The rack includes an elongated rod extending through the filter. An end cap is provided on the lower end of the rod for normal sealing engagement with the filter bracket. During normal operation of the processor, the upper and lower ends of the filter are sealed. During or after cleaning of the filter, the rack is lowered, and a spring separates the filter and support bracket from the end cap so as to create a gap for drainage of cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Freund-Vector Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Clark, James G. Spencer, James G. Frizzell
  • Patent number: 8883005
    Abstract: The present invention is uniquely engineered and provides water treatment devices for treatment of water in a small community or individual who are out of reach of access to safe water for domestic use, reach of adequate resources and reside in rural setting. Water treatment device of the invention are flexible, light weight and have high capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Biosand Bag Filter, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Fredrick Kerr, Matthew Geho, James E. Tripi, Sylvester Taliferro
  • Patent number: 8858789
    Abstract: A system for cleaning up an oil spill and recovering the spilled oil includes frames supporting superhydrophobic oil-absorbing nanowires. A first container supports the frames with the nanowires. A mixture of oil and water is pumped into the first container where the oil from the mixture is absorbed by the nanowires as water is separated from the mixture and deposited in the first container where it is then pumped therefrom. A second container supports the frames with the oil so-absorbed by the nanowires. The frames with the oil so-absorbed by the nanowires are heated whereby the oil so-absorbed separates from the nanowires and is deposited in the second container. The oil so-deposited in the second container is then pumped therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represeted by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jason M. Pappafotis, Daniel J. Flisek, David M. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140263004
    Abstract: A filter for a storm water inlet having a surface opening for receiving storm water runoff comprising liquids and solids and discharging said runoff into an interior compartment below having a substantially vertical interior wall or walls defining a cross-sectional area. The filter comprises one or more precast pervious concrete filter elements, the element or elements being formed such that the filter substantially fills the entire cross-sectional area of the interior compartment. Also, a storm water inlet including such a filter, and a method of adding such a filter to a storm water inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hanson Pipe & Precast LLC
    Inventor: Patrick William Liston
  • Patent number: 8815087
    Abstract: A fluid filter is disclosed herein, the fluid filter having a cylindrical body with a plurality of flutes disposed around its outer circumference, a cap coupled for rotation with the body having a plurality of projections disposed to engage the plurality of flutes, wherein the plurality of projections rotate past the plurality of flutes when a torque exceeding a threshold is applied to the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Fram Group IP, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Walter Bilski, Michael Sterling Lynch
  • Patent number: 8771509
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a purifying device for sludge under water and a method for operating the same. The device includes a main fixing frame having an accommodating portion assess to the outside, a hollow liquid container in the accommodating portion, wherein the liquid container is provided with a liquid-flow hole and at least a backwash hole, multiple filters on the liquid container, and a pump connected to the liquid-flow hole at the liquid container through a liquid pipeline. The method includes steps: moving the liquid container having the filters to an area having a liquid to be filtered; leading the liquid to flow into the liquid container through the filters filtering out solid particles contained in the liquid; and leading a fluid to flow into the liquid container such that the filters can be backwashed accompanying with an external cleaning device if the filters are clogged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Chun-Ping Huang, Jamie Liao
  • Patent number: 8758610
    Abstract: An apparatus to convey and seal a material recovery and separation container (MRSC) that is water and air permeable for in-place material recovery and separation of a primary product of clean water and clean air and a secondary product of floating contaminants such as an oil spill or other pollution from a composite mixture of products at the surface of water or at depths (oil plume). The apparatus has a horizontal platform base for support and to provide a lay-down area, provide an operator support area, and provide a structure for connecting to a local containment boom and standoff. One embodiment is a hook and rail conveying system brings the MRSC to the composite mixture, through the composite mixture for collection, to a container closing area and to a lay-down area. The MRSC is closed after filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Sky Bleu Martin
  • Publication number: 20140166564
    Abstract: A filter (10) includes a liquid holding vessel (12) with an inlet (14) and an outlet (16). A removable filter cartridge (24) is positionable within the vessel. The cartridge includes a plurality of filter element assemblies (82) each of which includes a plurality of filter elements (86). Filter elements are selectively back flushed through a back flush assembly (26) which includes a positionable back flush conduit arm (28) that rotates in response to a back flush arm shaft (36) that extends in a shaft support (46) of the filter cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Quintel
  • Patent number: 8728313
    Abstract: A water filter system including a base configured for receiving water from a faucet and a filter cartridge connected to the base. The filter cartridge defines a peripheral opening and a first chamber having at least one filter element, and a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber. An enhancement cartridge is removably inserted through the peripheral opening and into the second chamber. The enhancement cartridge includes an enhancement material for adding minerals to the water and is removable from the system independently from the filter cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Paragon Water Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Swain
  • Publication number: 20140042072
    Abstract: A fluid treatment assembly includes a stack of fluid treatment segments. Each fluid treatment segment has an array of fluid treatment units positioned between opposite end plates and a retainer that compresses the end plates and the array of fluid treatment units against one another. The fluid treatment segments may be stacked between opposite end pieces of a holder to form the fluid treatment assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: PALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheryl SAYER, Sylvia MESSIER
  • Patent number: 8647504
    Abstract: A filter to remove debris from a pool, the filter including a basket defined by a bottom and a side wall, the side wall including a plurality of first apertures; and a handle with first and second ends, the first end of the handle connected to the side wall, in which the first end of the handle includes an opening in communication with the first apertures in the side wall, and the handle further includes a hollow neck disposed between the first and second ends, the neck including a plurality of second apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Custom Molded Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Zachary Vogtner
  • Patent number: 8628663
    Abstract: A filter cartridge has a keyed end cap which is configured and shaped for unlocking an associated valve mechanism that comprises a latch device and a valve. In this manner, when the fuel filter cartridge is placed into a fuel filter housing having such a latch and valve mechanism, the fuel filter cartridge is operable therein to filter fluid and pass the fluid into a standpipe contained within the fuel filter housing. The fuel filter cartridge of this type generally includes pleated filter paper which is disposed between two opposed end caps. The keys may be provided along the bottom end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Richmond, Steven M. Todd, Kenneth W. Stirn, Farrell F. Calcaterra
  • Patent number: 8623208
    Abstract: A hollow fiber membrane module and a puller used therefore is disclosed, wherein each individual hollow fiber membrane module can be easily pulled out from a filtering apparatus provided with a plurality of hollow fiber membrane modules if it is required to be replaced or repaired. At this time, the hollow fiber membrane module comprises a hollow fiber membrane; and at least one header to which the hollow fiber membrane is potted, wherein the header includes a first lateral side to which the hollow fiber membrane is potted and a second lateral side opposite to the first lateral side, and wherein an engaging plate is formed at the second lateral side. Also, the puller comprises a main body; and a hooking member, extending from an end of the main body, formed in a shape suitable for being caught in the engaging plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kwang-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 8603335
    Abstract: A filter system having a filter element ejection device is provided. Filter systems according to the present invention may include a filter element that includes an ejection receiver for receiving actuation action from an ejector of a filter housing. The ejector engages the ejection receiver when a user desires to eject the filter element from the filter housing. Typically, the ejector extends through the filter housing and axially ejects the filter element from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Beard, Farrell F. Calcaterra
  • Patent number: 8551338
    Abstract: A wafer-shaped hollow fiber module adapted for in-line use in a piping system. The piping system may include two standard bolted flange connections, and at least one wafer-shaped hollow fiber module sealed between the two standard bolted flange connections. The wafer shaped hollow fiber module includes: a cylindrical housing having an open end and a closed end having a first sealing surface and an inlet port; at least one side port through the cylindrical housing; an end cap united to the open end having a second sealing surface and an outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Celgard LLC
    Inventors: Gareth P. Taylor, Amitava Sengupta
  • Patent number: 8518251
    Abstract: A strainer device (1) is described, which may be mounted on a pour-out of a container by way of fastening means (12) on a lower side (14) which may face the container (3). The strainer device (1) comprises a plurality of sieve elements (10) which are pivotably arranged on a sieve element holder (15) in a plane parallel to the lower side (14) of the strainer device (1), at least partly separated from one another by way of slots (11). As a whole a flexible, bendable comb-like strainer device (1) is formed, which is may be fastened with a fixation device (2) on the pour-out of the container in a simply releasable manner. The strainer device (1) is preferably designed of a heat-resistant plastic, wherein stainless steel may also be applied completely or partly for the design of the sieve elements (10) and/or the sieve element holder (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Moha Moderne Haushaltwaren AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Greiner
  • Patent number: 8506805
    Abstract: A system and method for installing a large-sized filtering membrane module to a frame structure with easiness is disclosed, wherein the system comprises a frame structure to which the filtering membrane module is to be installed; and an installing apparatus for installing the filtering membrane module to the frame structure, wherein the installing apparatus comprises a horizontal rod parallel to an inserting direction of the filtering membrane module into the frame structure; and a moving unit movable toward the frame structure along the horizontal rod while supporting the filtering membrane module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Kolon Industries, Inc., Kolon Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Sun Kang, Moo-Seok Lee
  • Publication number: 20130186841
    Abstract: A filter assembly is provided. The filter assembly includes a filter cartridge with a containment bag including a vent port and a support housing, including a split lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Purolator Liquid Process, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Johnson, Benjamin Harrison
  • Patent number: 8388849
    Abstract: An adjustable and removable skimming assembly is provided for attaching to the bow of a watercraft. When mounted, the skimming assembly presents vertically orientated starboard, port and bow cages that house oil absorbent padding. The cages with the positioned pads are largely porous so that at slow watercraft velocities, the water flows through the pads but the oil is retained within the pads across a substantially horizontal plane. As the pads become oil saturated along this common plane, the vertical cages are adjusted to expose a section of the pad that is not saturated. This process is repeated until the entire pad surface is saturated. The resistance force created by the water against the starboard and port cages during movement is countered by a plurality of tethering cables extending from the structural members attached to the bow of the watercraft to the outer edges of the cages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: John Morgan Sherman
  • Patent number: 8385497
    Abstract: A method to confine a nuclear reactor fuel bundle assembly including: inserting a lower portion of the fuel bundle assembly into an open end of a lower fuel particle barrier; supporting the lower portion of the fuel bundle with the lower fuel particle barrier; grasping the lower portion of the fuel bundle assembly with the lower fuel particle barrier; lowering an upper fuel particle barrier over an upper tie plate of the fuel bundle assembly; moving at least a portion of a handle fixed to the upper tie plate through an open slot in the upper fuel particle barrier; closing the open slot with a closure device after the handle passes through the slot, and preventing fuel particles being released from the nuclear reactor fuel bundle assembly by the upper and lower fuel particle barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Global Nuclear Fuel Americas, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Everett Cantonwine, Andrew K. Langston, Charles B. Patterson, Jr., Johnny R. Skipper, Alexander Michael Hay, Carlton Wayne Clark, David Grey Smith
  • Publication number: 20130020249
    Abstract: A biosafety cabinet device includes one or more walls forming a housing, a work area contained within the housing, a filter in fluid communication with the work area for filtering fluid passing through and exiting the work area. The filter includes a primary filtration surface through which a majority of fluid being filtered by the filter passes. A filter removal device is configured to couple to the filter. The filter removal device includes a rigid barrier layer and one or more handling mechanisms adjoined with the rigid barrier layer and extending distal to the rigid barrier layer. When the filter removal device is securely coupled to the filter, the rigid barrier layer extends substantially across a non-peripheral portion of the primary filtration surface of the filter and allows passage of fluid from the work area through the primary filtration surface of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald W. Gingras, Christopher Hersey, Aaron Johnson, Robert E. Lloyd, Larry A. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 8329032
    Abstract: An exemplary liquid purifying apparatus includes beads in contact with the liquid, a rotating shaft, and a driving member. Each bead has a purifying coating comprised of a nano material. The rotating shaft has the beads positioned thereon and is configured for rotating the beads. The driving member is configured for driving the rotating shaft to rotate, thereby rotating the beads in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Patent number: 8318022
    Abstract: A wafer-shaped hollow fiber module adapted for in-line use in a piping system. The piping system may include two standard bolted flange connections, and at least one wafer-shaped hollow fiber module sealed between the two standard bolted flange connections. The wafer shaped hollow fiber module includes: a cylindrical housing having an open end and a closed end having a first sealing surface and an inlet port; at least one side port through the cylindrical housing; an end cap united to the open end having a second sealing surface and an outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Celgard LLC
    Inventors: Gareth P. Taylor, Amitava Sengupta
  • Patent number: 8303813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator having a water filter, a water filter housing, a water filter cap, and a tool for rotating the water filter cap. Engagement of the tool and the water filter cap and subsequent rotation of the tool thereby rotates the water filter cap and water filter. The tool includes a head portion and a body portion and the head portion is an inverse surface of at least a portion of the water filter cap for mating with the water filter cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Lee Coleman
  • Patent number: 8268051
    Abstract: A preassembled and portable crude oil processing apparatus includes a support platform with a gas separator vessel covered by a shed structure and an elongated liquid separator vessel pivotally connected to the support platform. The liquid separator vessel includes support structure which supports it an a horizontal transport configuration. The apparatus is loaded onto a flatbed trailer and transported to a crude oil processing site with the liquid vessel in the horizontal configuration. At the processing site, the apparatus is hoisted off the trailer and deposited on the ground, and the liquid separator vessel is pivoted to a vertical configuration supported by the platform and secured in place. Plumbing associated with the gas separator vessel is then interconnected with plumbing associated with the liquid separator, with piping carrying a crude oil emulsion for processing, and with tanks for storing products of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel L. Hess
  • Publication number: 20120217193
    Abstract: An apparatus to convey and seal a material recovery and separation container (MRSC) that is water and air permeable for in-place material recovery and separation of a primary product of clean water and clean air and a secondary product of floating contaminants such as an oil spill or other pollution from a composite mixture of products at the surface of water or at depths (oil plume). The apparatus has a horizontal platform base for support and to provide a lay-down area, provide an operator support area, and provide a structure for connecting to a local containment boom and standoff. One embodiment is a hook and rail conveying system brings the MRSC to the composite mixture, through the composite mixture for collection, to a container closing area and to a lay-down area. The MRSC is closed after filling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Sky Bleu Martin
  • Patent number: 8246824
    Abstract: A grease waste container has a main body forming an interior space; the container having vertical side walls, an enclosed base end, and an upper end that is wider than the base end. The upper end including a removable cover that is capable of releasably enclosing the interior space, and at least one bracket member attached to one of the vertical side walls and including an upper pin and a lower pin both adapted to releasably connect to a lifting system of a grease removal truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Benoit Larin
  • Patent number: 8241493
    Abstract: A filter system having a filter element ejection device is provided. Filter systems according to the present invention may include a filter element that includes an ejection receiver for receiving actuation action from an ejector of a filter housing. The ejector engages the ejection receiver when a user desires to eject the filter element from the filter housing. Typically, the ejector extends through the filter housing and axially ejects the filter element from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Beard, Farrell F. Calcaterra
  • Patent number: 8216466
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a new multi component counter top water filtration system having two filtration media cartridges, one media cartridge being replaceable at least twice before the second media cartridge exceeds its useful life and requires replacement and includes a mechanism for disengaging the o-rings associated with the operative connection of the inner filter media cartridge with the outer filter media cartridge without rotation thereof during replacement of the inner filter media cartridge and includes the separation of the plumbing and electronic components wherein the lower housing unit houses the plumbing components such as the water filtration pressure vessel, tubing and flow indication signaling device and the upper unit houses the electronics component and filtration methods related thereto and methods of operating same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Laurence W. Bassett, Timothy B. Carney, Robert E. Astle, Hemang R. Patel, Dian Zheng
  • Patent number: 8208597
    Abstract: A nuclear reactor fuel bundle confinement system including: a fuel bundle with an upper tie plate; a channel enclosing the fuel bundle; a handle for the fuel bundle extending above the fuel bundle; an upper fuel particle barrier positioned over the upper tie plate and above the fuel rods, wherein the fuel particle barrier has a permeable panel at least co-extensive with an open area of the upper tie plate; a slot in the permeable panel through which passes the handle, and a closure device on the fuel particle barrier having a closed position which covers the slot and an open position that leaves the slot open; a lower fuel particle barrier positioned over the lower tie plate and below the fuel rods, wherein the lower portion of the fuel bundle assembly is grasped by the lower fuel particle barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Everett Cantonwine, Andrew K. Langston, Charles B. Patterson, Jr., Johnny R. Skipper, Alexander Michael Hay, Carlton Wayne Clark, David Grey Smith
  • Patent number: 8197686
    Abstract: A filter cartridge has a keyed end cap which is configured and shaped for unlocking an associated valve mechanism that comprises a latch device and a valve. In this manner, when the fuel filter cartridge is placed into a fuel filter housing having such a latch and valve mechanism, the fuel filter cartridge is operable therein to filter fluid and pass the fluid into a standpipe contained within the fuel filter housing. The fuel filter cartridge of this type generally includes pleated filter paper which is disposed between two opposed end caps. The keys may be provided along the bottom end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Richmond, Steven M. Todd, Kenneth W. Stirn, Farrell F. Calcaterra
  • Patent number: 8158001
    Abstract: A wafer-shaped hollow fiber module adapted for in-line use in a piping system. The piping system may include two standard bolted flange connections, and at least one wafer-shaped hollow fiber module sealed between the two standard bolted flange connections. The wafer shaped hollow fiber module includes: a cylindrical housing having an open end and a closed end having a first sealing surface and an inlet port; at least one side port through the cylindrical housing; an end cap united to the open end having a second sealing surface and an outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Celgard LLC
    Inventors: Gareth P. Taylor, Amitava Sengupta