Bracket Or Leg Support For Static Separator Assembly Patents (Class 210/249)
  • Patent number: 10493386
    Abstract: Liquid filter arrangements are described and shown. The arrangements generally include a filter member comprising a shell enclosing a filter cartridge. Unique features for interface between the enclosed filter cartridge and the shell are provided. Also provided are unique features for interaction between the cartridge and a filter head, in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Mandt, Brent Gulsvig, John Hacker
  • Patent number: 10189622
    Abstract: A pack including at least one single-use capsule or pod for a portioned beverage which has two opposite bases, and a side wall connecting the two bases defining therewith a chamber for containing an aromatic substance; the pack has a sealed container for containing the capsule or pod housed in a protective inert gas atmosphere; more specifically the sealed container copies at least in part the shape of the capsule or pod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AZIONARIA COSTRUZIONI MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE A.C.M.A. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Scrivani, Mario Spatafora
  • Patent number: 9528594
    Abstract: A lubrication system for a gear box has a backing member. The backing member is configured to allow mounting of a plurality of lubrication components on the backing member. One of the lubrication components comprises a pump configured to pressurize lubricating oil for the lubrication system. The pump has a suction and discharge. The pump suction is removably connectable to the gear box and the pump discharge is removably connectable to piping that is configured to communicate with the gear box. The backing member has a lifting mount arranged along its length and width that corresponds to a center of gravity of the backing member with the lubrication components mounted thereto. The lubrication components are modular and may be replaced and installed as necessary on the backing member. Multiple like lubrication systems may be provided, and removed and installed on the gear box as needed for maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Baldor Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Konruff, Chuong Nguyen, Charles Richard Russell, Jack Dean Asher, John William DeJong, II, Thomas F. Esterle
  • Patent number: 9440168
    Abstract: A filter device, in particular for fluids polluted with admixtures of water, such as diesel oil, includes a filter housing (1) having a fluid inlet (51), a fluid outlet and at least one filter element (9). During the filtering process, fluid can flow through the filter medium (11) of the filter element from the unfiltered side (13) to the filtered side (19) of the filter medium. The filtered side surrounds an inner filter cavity (17). On one side of the filter medium (11), a water-separating device (26) and a separating region (27) for separated water are present. The filter element (9) has a passage (43) that forms a fluid connection to the filter cavity (17) and at least one water opening (47) that is open toward the separating region (27). The filter element can be fixed to an element receptacle (29) of the filter housing (1) and can be connected to a water collecting chamber (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: HYDAC FILTERTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Richard Eberle, Micha Kreibig
  • Patent number: 9409107
    Abstract: A filter cartridge including an improved endplate configured to enable a user to remove the filter cartridge from a shell without the use of external tools. The filter cartridge includes a filter media, a first endplate coupled to a first end of the filter media, and a second endplate coupled to a second end of the filter media. The second endplate includes at least one tab formed therein along an outer peripheral surface thereof. Each tab defines a pocket formed therein, via which the user may grasp the endplate and thereby remove the filter cartridge from the shell by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhindra Palaxha Arakeri, Hariprasad Mohan Bhalerao, Tanmay Puranik
  • Patent number: 9292770
    Abstract: An information processing method includes inputting a gradation object, rendering the input gradation object to obtain a rectangular bitmap including the rendered gradation object, generating a command for extracting pixels corresponding to the rendered gradation object from the obtained rectangular bitmap, and sending the obtained rectangular bitmap and the command for extracting the pixels from the obtained rectangular bitmap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hitoshi Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9017551
    Abstract: A side access tank facility including an enclosure for containing water therein. The enclosure has an opening disposed in a side wall thereof. A cover covers the opening in a water sealing engagement with the enclosure. The side access tank facility further comprises an in-tank equipment holding structure for holding in-tank equipment at a predetermined position inside the enclosure. A moving mechanism is provided for moving the in-tank equipment holding structure between a position inside the enclosure and a position outside the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Newterra Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert J. Kennedy, Jeff J. Kempson, Paul C. Brake
  • Publication number: 20150034543
    Abstract: An assembly with hydrocyclones comprising: multiple hydrocyclones having a net chamber with two side openings positioned on opposite sides of the net chamber and a overflow chamber having two side openings positioned on opposite sides of the overflow chamber. The hydrocyclones are arranged at a support structure, comprising a support bar for support of the hydrocyclones. The hydrocyclones being arranged side by side with their side openings adjacent each other thus forming an inlet pipe by means of the inlet chambers and an overflow pipe by means of the overflow chambers. The inlet chambers and the overflow chambers are adapted to be pressed against each other respectively. The hydrocyclones being arranged in pairs with one of the two hydrocyclones arranged on one side of the support bar and the other on the opposite sides thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bengt ERIKSSON, Jan BACKMAN, Karl GABRIELSSON, RaIf BACKVIK
  • Patent number: 8916045
    Abstract: The invention concerns an installation for treating biological liquid comprising a platform provided with an edge running front-to-back, a pump (105), a filtration assembly (111, 150), a pre-filtration assembly (114) having an inlet point and an outlet point respectively belonging to first and second T-shaped branching connectors (137, 156), two pre-filtration components (115a, 115b) aligned in a front-to-back direction on said platform along said front-to-back edge and each provided with inlet (157, 158) and outlet (159, 151) nozzles, said installation comprising first and second conduits (152, 153) connected to said first T-shaped connector and respectively to said inlet nozzles and third and fourth conduits (154, 155) connected to said second T-shaped connector and respectively to said outlet nozzles (159, 151), which inlet and outlet nozzles and conduits are on an opposite side of said pre-filtration components (105) to said front-to-back edge of said platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Rene Reinbigler, Jean-Louis Weissenbach, Cecile Delbos
  • Publication number: 20140346102
    Abstract: A collapsible colander having a back wall, a front wall, a bottom wall and a pair of side walls. The back wall is positioned adjacent to a sink wall and is configured to attach to the sink wall. The front wall opposes the back wall and is moveable between a first position that is parallel to the back wall and a second position. The bottom wall has a number of apertures formed therethrough and has at least a first position that is substantially perpendicular to the back wall. The pair of side walls each have a first edge connected to the front wall and a second edge connected to the back wall. Additionally, the pair of side walls each have two or more hinges operable to move the front wall between at least the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Todd B. Housley
  • Patent number: 8889014
    Abstract: An assembly with hydrocyclones comprising: multiple hydrocyclones having a inlet chamber with two side openings positioned on opposite sides of the inlet chamber and a overflow chamber having two side openings positioned on opposite sides of the overflow chamber. The hydrocyclones are arranged at a support structure, comprising a support bar for support of the hydrocyclones. The hydrocyclones being arranged side by side with their side openings adjacent each other thus forming an inlet pipe by means of the inlet chambers and an overflow pipe by means of the overflow chambers. The inlet chambers and the overflow chambers being adapted to be pressed against each other respectively. The hydrocyclones being arranged in pairs with one of the two hydrocyclones arranged on one side of the support bar and the other on the opposite sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ovivo Luxembourg S.år.l
    Inventors: Bengt Eriksson, Jan Backman, Karl Gabrielsson, Ralf Bäckvik
  • Patent number: 8871092
    Abstract: A collapsible container consists of three parts: a rigid top rim, a flexible center band, and a rigid base. This combination of sections allows the container to easily collapse to about one-third of its original height. The container is also quite stable when expanded and is self-supporting. In various embodiments of the invention, for example, the upper rim may be expandable, the base may include holes or mesh to serve as a colander or strainer, or the base may be configured as a tube to function as a funnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Heather Curtin
  • Patent number: 8801926
    Abstract: A colander assembly having a base member and a basket device removeably connectable to the base member. The basket device includes a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and first and second sidewalls forming a basket or storage area, wherein the bottom wall and first and second sidewalls are positionable between a storage position and an extended or use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Todd Housley
  • Patent number: 8778180
    Abstract: A device for supporting and fixing a water filter in connection with an oven having a chassis that includes: a housing for receiving the water filter that attaches to the bottom surface with a chassis of the oven; a protective plate that attached to the front wall of the housing; and a cover plate that hides the protective plate and the water filter to keep the set built-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Luciano Piccini Nothen, Flavio Silvio Gava, Ledimara Mascarello, Sandro Augusto Trippia, Patricia Daiane Tambosi
  • Patent number: 8764980
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a filtration system comprising a filter tank. In some embodiments, at least portions of an inlet pipe and an outlet manifold can be positioned within the filter tank. At least one manifold assembly can be coupled to the outlet manifold and also can be positioned within the filter tank. In some embodiments, the manifold assembly can include at least one first aperture, at least one second aperture, and at least one first cavity positioned within the manifold assembly. In some embodiments, the second aperture can fluidly connect the first cavity and the outlet manifold. Also, at least one filter can be coupled to the manifold assembly so that the first aperture fluidly connects the filter to the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Porous Media Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Fuller, Mark Mickan
  • Patent number: 8632039
    Abstract: First mounting ring and second mounting ring are fixed to wireless device case using fastening screws. First mounting ring and second mounting ring are fitted to measurement display section from above, and co-mounting bolt is passed through rings to fasten the rings together. This configuration allows a wireless device to be disposed independent of a meter, and the wireless device can be easily mounted to the meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Sugiyama, Nobuyuki Mase, Takayuki Matsumoto, Jyunichi Saito
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8496823
    Abstract: A water dispenser in a refrigerator door can include a filter casing in the door opening into the bottom of the dispenser housing. The filter casing can include a top wall positioned in the bottom of the dispenser housing, a head assembly at the bottom of the filter casing connected to the water supply and to a water outlet in the dispenser, and can include a filter casing drain. A filter cartridge in the filter casing can connect to the head assembly. The filter casing can include a filter retainer mounted adjacent the opening into the filter casing and can hold the filter cartridge connected to the head assembly in a first position and can release the filter cartridge in a second position. The filter casing can include a drain line leading from the filter casing drain to a pan outside the refrigerated space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Nihat O. Cur, Timothy T. Murphy, Michael A. Kahwaji, Paul B. Allard, Guolian Wu, Claiton E. Amaral, Marcos Heinzle
  • Patent number: 8470174
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filtration device including a flat filter module and a base housing, on which the flat filter module is placed. A wall of the base housing includes a polymer cellular lightweight construction material, or a fiber composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Microdyn-Nadir GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Kiene, Reinhard Voigt, Stefan Krause
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120285879
    Abstract: A colander assembly having a base member and a basket device removeably connectable to the base member. The basket device includes a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and first and second sidewalls forming a basket or storage area, wherein the bottom wall and first and second sidewalls are positionable between a storage position and an extended or use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Todd Housley
  • Patent number: 8293104
    Abstract: Filtration systems may comprise a manifold having a fitting and a filter having a fitting. One of the manifold fitting and the filter fitting may comprise a nozzle including a tip portion having a contact surface. The other of the manifold fitting and the filter fitting may comprise a receptacle which receives the nozzle and has a contact surface. The filter may be removably mountable to the manifold with the filter fitting detachably engaging the manifold fitting and the contact surface at the tip portion of the nozzle abutting and sealing against the contact surface of the receptacle to prevent leakage at the end of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Hiranaga, Tatsuya Hoshino, Itoh Hiromichi
  • Patent number: 8282820
    Abstract: A water dispenser in a refrigerator door can include a filter casing in the door opening into the bottom of the dispenser housing. The filter casing can include a top wall positioned in the bottom of the dispenser housing, a head assembly at the bottom of the filter casing connected to the water supply and to a water outlet in the dispenser, and can include a filter casing drain. A filter cartridge in the filter casing can connect to the head assembly. The filter casing can include a filter retainer mounted adjacent the opening into the filter casing and can hold the filter cartridge connected to the head assembly in a first position and can release the filter cartridge in a second position. The filter casing can include a drain line leading from the filter casing drain to a pan outside the refrigerated space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Nihat O. Cur, Timothy T. Murphy, Michael A. Kahwaji, Paul B. Allard, Guolian Wu, Claiton E. Amaral, Marcos Heinzle
  • Publication number: 20120248025
    Abstract: The invention concerns an installation for treating biological liquid comprising a platform provided with an edge running front-to-back, a pump (105), a filtration assembly (111, 150), a pre-filtration assembly (114) having an inlet point and an outlet point respectively belonging to first and second T-shaped branching connectors (137, 156), two pre-filtration components (115a, 115b) aligned in a front-to-back direction on said platform along said front-to-back edge and each provided with inlet (157, 158) and outlet (159, 151) nozzles, said installation comprising first and second conduits (152, 153) connected to said first T-shaped connector and respectively to said inlet nozzles and third and fourth conduits (154, 155) connected to said second T-shaped connector and respectively to said outlet nozzles (159, 151), which inlet and outlet nozzles and conduits are on an opposite side of said pre-filtration components (105) to said front-to-back edge of said platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rene Reinbigler, Jean-Louis Weissenbach, Cecile Delbos
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120175294
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for filtering sewage and wastewater. The filtering apparatus has a vertical structure including a filtering belt comprising a filter bag or a filter mesh that can filter out fine impurities. For this, the filtering apparatus includes a drive motor that receives power to drive the apparatus, an upper drive drum that is operated by the drive motor, a lower rotating drum that is interlocked with the upper drive drum, and a filtering belt that is wound and rotated around the upper drive drum and the lower rotating drum. The filtering apparatus cannot only filter out fine impurities less than from 0.1 mm to 0.2 mm but also separate earth and sand, unlike conventional filtering apparatuses that cannot conduct them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: ESSA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Heon Mok Kim
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8153002
    Abstract: A device for treating water, particularly a filtration device, including a cartridge, which has a receptacle for receiving treatment agents for water, particularly for receiving filtration agents, and a connecting head disposed on the receptacle, wherein the connecting head at the outer surface thereof has at least one inlet opening and at least one outlet opening. The device further includes a connecting element, which has a holder for the connecting head with at least one inflow opening and an outflow opening, which are connected to the inlet and outlet openings of the connecting head in a sealing manner by means of sealing elements. The connecting head is tapered toward the free end, wherein the outer surface has at least one first curved outer surface section, which is inclined toward the longitudinal axis of the cartridge, and a second outer surface section opposite from the first outer surface section. The inlet and outlet openings are located in the first and/or the second outer surface sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brita GmbH
    Inventor: Marc Namur
  • Publication number: 20120055863
    Abstract: An assembly with hydrocyclones comprising: multiple hydrocyclones having a inlet chamber with two side openings positioned on opposite sides of the inlet chamber and a overflow chamber having two side openings positioned on opposite sides of the overflow chamber. The hydrocyclones are arranged at a support structure, comprising a support bar for support of the hydrocyclones. The hydrocyclones being arranged side by side with their side openings adjacent each other thus forming an inlet pipe by means of the inlet chambers and an overflow pipe by means of the overflow chambers. The inlet chambers and the overflow chambers being adapted to be pressed against each other respectively. The hydrocyclones being arranged in pairs with one of the two hydrocyclones arranged on one side of the support bar and the other on the opposite sides thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Bengt Eriksson, Jan Backman, Karl Gabrielsson, Ralf Backvik
  • Patent number: 8083952
    Abstract: A support for supporting and positioning a filter bowl of a filter system may include a bracket body, a rod, an extension arm threadably connected to the rod and a support band connected to and rotatable with respect to the extension arm. The bracket body may include a top plate. The top plate may include an opening for receiving the rod. The rod may be rotatably positioned in the opening in the top plate and extend from the top plate in a direction away from the top plate of the bracket body. The extension arm may be operable to extend from the bracket body or retract towards the top plate of the bracket body when the rod is rotated. The support band may be configured for attachment to the filter bowl of the filter system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Hughie C. Cole
  • Patent number: 8066871
    Abstract: A hydraulic filter includes a canister extending along the longitudinal axis. A closed end cap is at one end of the canister for closing one end thereof. A removable filter element is contained within the canister and a modular one-piece input end cap is at an end of the canister. The one-piece input end cap includes a hydraulic input chamber and a hydraulic output chamber which can be positioned in any one of three mutually perpendicular directions. The one-piece input end cap also allows for sensors to be positioned in any one of three mutually perpendicular directions. In addition, the one-piece input end cap can be utilized in base-ported or top-ported configurations while also allowing for side-to-side or side-to-end configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Schroeder Industries LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Evanovich, Alexander D Kiderman, Michael J Schmitt, Justin Dow
  • Patent number: 8043503
    Abstract: A quick attachment feature for a filter includes i) a pair of radially-outward projecting pivots on opposite sides of the filter canister toward a lower end thereof; and ii) a pair of flexible retaining clips also located on opposite side of the canister toward the upper end thereof, each clip in substantial axial alignment along the canister with a respective pivot. The filter can be supported in a bracket including a pair of side walls, each of the side walls including i) a hook-shaped opening dimensioned to receive a respective pivot on the filter, and allow the filter to pivot from an orientation at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the bracket, to an orientation where the filter is substantially axially-aligned with the bracket; and ii) a catch dimensioned to engage and retain a respective retaining clip, when the filter is substantially aligned with the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. Clausen
  • Patent number: 7988852
    Abstract: A water treatment assembly includes a housing having a plurality of water treatment component interfaces. The water treatment assembly also includes a plurality of water treatment components selected from a group of a particulate filter component, a taste and odor filter component, a lead and mercury filter component, a water softener component, and a water disinfection component, wherein each of the water treatment components are coupled to a respective one of the water treatment component interfaces. Plumbing lines provide flow communication between the components, and the plumbing lines include a system water inlet and a system water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Samuel Vincent Duplessis, Kyran P. Hoff, Craig R. Vitan, Jonathan D. Nelson, Almir Begovich
  • Patent number: 7981283
    Abstract: A nutrient separating filter basket apparatus for a storm water drain system has an adjustable filter basket installed in a storm water drain pipe system to receive storm water runoff therethrough. The filter basket collects organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves and tree stems therein and is adjustable for different ground water levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventors: Henry Happel, Dolores J. Happel, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7959799
    Abstract: A street curb filter apparatus can be attached to a street curb side adjacent a manhole to collect storm water runoff from the curbside and direct the collected storm water through a filter basket. The street curb filter has a street curb shelf with a water channel on the surface thereof and filter basket supporting arms. The filter basket supporting arms are positioned to receive collected storm water runoff from the water channels in the street curb shelf. The filter basket is shaped to fit into a storm water manhole opening and is removably attached to the street curb shelf filter basket arms to receive storm water runoff from the water channeling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventors: Henry Happel, Thomas H. Happel
  • Patent number: 7906022
    Abstract: A diesel filter includes a case, a cap for closing the opening of the case, an element housed in the case, and an attachment member having a holding portion and a bracket. The attachment member and the cap hold the case therebetween. The bracket is provided to fix the diesel filter to a predetermined portion. The cap can be detached in a state where the attachment member is fixed to the predetermined portion by the bracket, so that the element can be replaced in the same state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignees: Kyosan Denki Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Matsushita, Suminobu Otsubo, Yasuji Nishi, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 7897039
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting condensed water of an air conditioner evaporator in heavy construction equipment is disclosed, which is able to receive condensed water into a receiver from an evaporator and treats the same which comprises a body which is installed at one side of the evaporator and includes a plurality of support frames provided in the interior of the same, with its upper and lower sides being fixed with a vibration resistant member; a water collection pipe which allows the condensed water produced from the evaporator to be supplied to a water inlet valve; a storing tank which is connected with the water inlet valve and stores condensed water inputted via the water inlet valve; a water purification filter which filters dirt, heavy metallic substances and organic chemicals contained in the condensed water supplied from the storing tank; and a water purification tank which stores the filtered condensed water and has a pipe extended to the outside of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment Holding Sweden AB
    Inventor: Chang Hoe Koo
  • Publication number: 20110000840
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filtration device including a flat filter module and a base housing, on which the flat filter module is placed. A wall of the base housing includes a polymer cellular lightweight construction material, or a fiber composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Klaus Kiene, Reinhard Voigt, Stefan Krause
  • Publication number: 20100300952
    Abstract: A quick attachment feature for a filter includes i) a pair of radially-outward projecting pivots on opposite sides of the filter canister toward a lower end thereof; and ii) a pair of flexible retaining clips also located on opposite side of the canister toward the upper end thereof, each clip in substantial axial alignment along the canister with a respective pivot. The filter can be supported in a bracket including a pair of side walls, each of the side walls including i) a hook-shaped opening dimensioned to receive a respective pivot on the filter, and allow the filter to pivot from an orientation at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the bracket, to an orientation where the filter is substantially axially-aligned with the bracket; and ii) a catch dimensioned to engage and retain a respective retaining clip, when the filter is substantially aligned with the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Michael D. Clausen
  • Patent number: 7807055
    Abstract: Filtration systems may comprise a manifold, a filter, a carriage, and a mounting mechanism. The manifold and the filter may each include an inlet fitting and an outlet fitting. The carriage may support the filter with the fittings of the manifold and filter respectively axially aligned. The mounting mechanism may be arranged between the manifold and the carriage to move the carriage and the filter between a disengaged position in which the filter fittings are spaced from the manifold fittings and an engaged position in which the filter fittings respectively engage the manifold fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Hiranaga, Tatsuya Hoshino, Itoh Hiromichi
  • Patent number: 7767087
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for filtering liquid using a filter platform that is not rigidly affixed to a container containing the liquid to be filtered. The platform may be buoyant so that as liquid flows from one side of the platform, through a filter, and then to the other side of the platform, the platform may move, thus reducing the volume of a container or portion of a container that holds the unfiltered liquid. Alternatively, the platform may be heavier than the liquid to be filtered, may be either set in place on a support structure or else set on top of unfiltered liquid and allowed to sink downward as liquid is filtered. The system may further comprise a flexible membrane that allows two sections of liquid to be separated, even while the platform is moveable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Kelce S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7736494
    Abstract: An ozone delivery system for delivering and manufacturing a measured amount of an ozone/oxygen admixture, which is able to measure, control, report and differentiate between delivered-ozone and absorbed-dose of ozone. Improved gas-fluid contacting devices that maximize gas-fluid mass transfer may be included. All gas contacting surfaces of the system, including one or more gas-fluid contacting devices are made from ozone-inert construction materials that generally do not absorb ozone or introduce amounts of contaminants or deleterious byproducts of oxidation into a fluid or non-fluid target from ozone oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: AcquiSci, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Latino, Steven A. Keyser
  • Publication number: 20100126947
    Abstract: A support for supporting and positioning a filter bowl of a filter system may include a bracket body, a rod, an extension arm threadably connected to the rod and a support band connected to and rotatable with respect to the extension arm. The bracket body may include a top plate. The top plate may include an opening for receiving the rod. The rod may be rotatably positioned in the opening in the top plate and extend from the top plate in a direction away from the top plate of the bracket body. The extension arm may be operable to extend from the bracket body or retract towards the top plate of the bracket body when the rod is rotated. The support band may be configured for attachment to the filter bowl of the filter system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Hughie C. Cole
  • Publication number: 20100096311
    Abstract: A modification in the configuration of the blood microtubular filter/dializer used in many kinds of renal replacement therapy systems can provide highly a effective mechanism for removing air from the blood circuit of such systems. In embodiments, for example, the invention takes advantage of the slow flow rate that usually occurs where blood exits the microtubules into a header area of the filter to provide a settling area and, preferably, a air relief mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC
    Inventor: James M. Brugger
  • Patent number: 7678271
    Abstract: A collapsible container consists of three parts: a rigid top rim, a flexible center band, and a rigid base. This combination of sections allows the container to easily collapse to about one-third of its original height. The container is also quite stable when expanded and is self-supporting. In various embodiments of the invention, for example, the upper rim may be expandable, the base may include holes or mesh to serve as a colander or strainer, or the base may be configured as a tube to function as a funnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Heather Curtin
  • Publication number: 20100051520
    Abstract: Protein skimmers having an upright housing including an open topped body with a manually removable foam collection cup for sealing mounting on the body. The foam collection cups encircle a foam collection duct except for a recessed inspection window for exposing an area of the foam collection duct's exterior surface for enabling an aquarist a generally horizontal line of sight to continuously inspect the foam collection duct's interior. The protein skimmers have a canister-like configuration with a front control panel including a main inlet, a main outlet and at least one aspirating pump for circulating an air/water mixture. The protein skimmers include a disperser for dispersing an incoming flow of organic loaded water peripherally downward into a reaction chamber in a substantially uniform manner. The protein skimmers include a washing mechanism for periodically washing their foam collection ducts without having to remove their foam collection cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Neil H. Marks, Sharon Ram
  • Patent number: 7670485
    Abstract: A water treatment assembly includes a housing having a plurality of water treatment component interfaces. The water treatment assembly also includes a plurality of water treatment components selected from a group of a particulate filter component, a taste and odor filter component, a lead and mercury filter component, a water softener component, and a water disinfection component, wherein each of the water treatment components are coupled to a respective one of the water treatment component interfaces. Plumbing lines provide flow communication between the components, and the plumbing lines include a system water inlet and a system water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Samuel Vincent Duplessis, Kyran P. Hoff, Craig R. Vitan, Jonathan D. Nelson, Almir Begovich
  • Patent number: 7662283
    Abstract: A modular filter system using replaceable filter cartridges includes a locking arrangement that prevents rotation of the flow control valve spindle in the filter head, but includes an unlocking arrangement on the cartridge that unlocks the locking arrangement if the proper replacement cartridge is used. The locking arrangement may include spring biased locking pins carried on the filter head and matching unlocking pins on the filter cartridge to operate through an intermediate adaptor ring that is set on assembly to match the positions of the locking and unlocking pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Pentair Filtration, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Eserkaln, Michael D. Steinhardt, Terry P. Zerger, Thomas E. Gaffney
  • Patent number: 7604738
    Abstract: A hydraulic filter includes a canister extending along the longitudinal axis. A closed end cap is at one end of the canister for closing one end thereof. A removable filter element is contained within the canister and a modular one-piece input end cap is at an end of the canister. The one-piece input end cap includes a hydraulic input chamber and a hydraulic output chamber which can be positioned in any one of three mutually perpendicular directions. The one-piece input end cap also allows for sensors to be positioned in any one of three mutually perpendicular directions. In addition, the one-piece input end cap can be utilized in base-ported or top-ported configurations while also allowing for side-to-side or side-to-end configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Schroeder Industries LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Evanovich, Alexander D. Kiderman, Michael J. Schmitt, Justin Dow