With Storage Unit Patents (Class 210/257.1)
  • Patent number: 10130751
    Abstract: A method of separating blood into two or more components and subsequently washing a component, comprising providing a blood storage container containing an initial blood composition, and a blood separation circuit comprising a separator. The method also comprises separating and washing cellular material within the same blood separation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Katherine N. Radwanski, Benjamin E Kusters
  • Patent number: 9975063
    Abstract: A system and method for extracting oil from a fluid mixture includes a separation vessel having an internal chamber that extends to a chamber elevation, an inlet port, a water outlet port, and an oil outlet port. A liquid storage tank has an inlet port, an upper outlet port located at an upper outlet elevation, and a lower outlet port. A first conduit system interconnects the separation vessel's water outlet port and the tank's inlet port and has a top conduit segment at the upper outlet elevation. A second conduit system interconnects the first conduit system and the tank's inlet port. The second conduit system intersects the first conduit system below the upper outlet elevation and above the chamber elevation. A pump may be employed to transfer fluid from the upper outlet port back to the separation vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Ernest Wolf
  • Patent number: 9890675
    Abstract: An oil separator includes a casing that has an inlet for air and an outlet for air, and an impingement member that is provided inside the casing. Air that contains oil is introduced through the inlet into the casing and caused to strike the impingement member so that the oil is separated from the introduced air and is recovered. The outlet opens in the horizontal direction of the casing. The oil separator further includes an L-shaped elbow member that is attached to the outlet. The elbow member protrudes in the horizontal direction from the outlet and is bent upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Takuya Sugio, Ichiro Minato
  • Patent number: 9656273
    Abstract: A flotation separation apparatus for separating particles in suspensions, feeds slurry containing the particles through an inlet into a contactor where gas is fed through an inlet to mix with the slurry, for example in a downwardly plunging jet, to form a gas-liquid bubbly two-phase mixture under pressure from an outlet restriction in a throttling duct. The mixture is passed through a flow manipulator configured to induce a high energy dissipation rate, for example by way of a Shockwave formed in a diverging section of the throttling duct reducing the size of the bubbles and brining those bubbles into intimate contact with particles in the mixture which is released into a separation cell where a flow manipulating draft tube is provided to reduce turbulence in the mixture. Alternative apparatus and methods for inducing the high energy dissipation rate and for reducing turbulence in the mixture are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Graeme John Jameson
  • Patent number: 9522784
    Abstract: An underground water-storage system that includes a sump having a base and sidewalls that cooperate to define an open-topped box that defines a reservoir, a plurality of plastic water matrices each defining a void space for receiving water, and a lid. The sump and lid are formed of a reinforced geomembrane material and include welds and are prefabricated in a location remote from an installation site of the underground water-storage vault more than two days prior to installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Black Diamond Eco Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jay Wiley, Alec Janda, Scott R. Janda, Timothy D. Reed
  • Patent number: 9421320
    Abstract: This invention relates to a blood processing filter comprising a sheet-like filter element, an inlet-side flexible container and an outlet-side flexible container that sandwich the filter element and are sealed thereto, an inlet port provided in the inlet-side flexible container for accepting blood before being processed by the filter element, and an outlet port provided in the outlet-side flexible container for discharging blood after being processed by the filter element. The blood processing filter also includes a flow channel securing sheet arranged between the filter element and the outlet-side flexible container. A flow channel hole through which blood processed by the filter element passes is formed in the flow channel securing sheet. The outlet port is provided so as to be capable of communicating with the flow channel hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventors: Tomohisa Yokomizo, Morikazu Miura
  • Patent number: 9115920
    Abstract: A water filter device including a filter unit to receive water from an external water supply source and to purify the received water, a storage tank unit to store the water purified through the filter unit, and a case to receive the filter unit and the storage tank unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventors: Jae Koog An, Sang Min Park, Young Gwi Park, Jong Yeob Kim
  • Publication number: 20150118109
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are centrifuge-free self-contained systems for aseptically separating components of whole blood comprising at least one cassette for receiving whole blood; at least one red blood cell exclusion filter; at least one leukocyte reduction filters; at least one platelet exclusion filter; a plurality of product cassettes; and optionally a plurality of pumps and valves; and wherein the filters, pumps, valves, and cassettes are fluidly connected by tubing and the system does not include a centrifuge. Also disclosed are methods for obtaining blood components using the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hillyer, Beth H. Shaz
  • 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: 20150096927
    Abstract: A filtering system includes a container assembly configured to receive a radioactive fluid contaminated with radioactive particles. The container assembly includes a radiation shielding assembly configured to contain radiation produced by the radioactive fluid. A delivery system is coupled to the container assembly and configured to remove the radioactive fluid from the container assembly. A filter assembly coupled to the delivery system and configured to remove all or a portion of the radioactive particles included within the radioactive fluid, wherein the filter assembly includes: a screen assembly including a plurality of passages that are sized to filter the radioactive particles from the radioactive fluid, thus producing a filtered radioactive fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Masters Packhem
  • Patent number: 8992773
    Abstract: A portable oil filtration unit 10 comprising a tank section 11 and a pump and filter unit 12 and an electrical control box 13. Operational switches are illustrated generally at 14. The unit is equipped with an inlet lance or wand 15 and an outlet lance or wand 16. The lances are located in position so that the lances have their ends at the bottom of a tank located in the tank housing 11. Thus when the unit is in a filtration mode and the pump turned on, oil will circulate from the tank through each of the lances and through the filtration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Filter Technology Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Philip Charles Marheine
  • Publication number: 20150076065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating aqueous fluid and apparatus therefor. The method comprises adding an organic compound to a mass of aqueous fluid comprising at least one Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitor (KHI). The organic compound comprises a hydrophobic tail and a hydrophilic head. The hydrophobic tail comprises at least one C—H bond and the hydrophilic head comprises at least one of: a hydroxyl (—OH) group; and a carboxyl (—COOH) group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ross ANDERSON, Saeid Mazloum VAJARI, Bahman TOHIDI
  • Publication number: 20150076058
    Abstract: A waste processing system includes: an input module for converting input organic waste into processed input waste; a digester module, coupled to the input module, for generating biogas and digester effluent from the processed input waste, including: a digester tank; baffles affixed within the digester tank; a digester process solution in the digester tank including, hydrolytic bacteria, acidogenic bacteria, acetogenic bacteria, methanogenic bacteria, or a combination thereof, for converting the processed input waste into the biogas and the digester effluent; and an output module, coupled to the digester module, for collecting the biogas and digester effluent after a residence period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jeff Brooks, Chaiyos Siripoke
  • Patent number: 8980087
    Abstract: A system and method for filtering is disclosed, which is capable of accomplishing a filtering operation at a high recovery rate of 96% or more, and realizing a compact and simplified system structure, the system comprising a water bath including an inlet and a discharging hole, wherein feed water to be treated is supplied to the inside of the water bath through the inlet, and concentrated water is discharged out through the discharging hole; and plural membrane cassettes including first and second membrane cassettes submerged into the feed water contained in the water bath, wherein the first membrane cassette is positioned nearest to the inlet, and the second membrane cassette is positioned nearest to the discharging hole, wherein the first membrane cassette treats the feed water with a first impurity concentration; the second membrane cassette treats the feed water with a second impurity concentration; and the first impurity concentration is smaller than the second impurity concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kwang-Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20150060357
    Abstract: A wastewater treatment apparatus performs both initial rainwater overflow treatment and primary treatment. A wastewater treatment method according to the apparatus, the apparatus modifying an existing primary depositing reservoir to an up-flow high-speed filtration facility, the apparatus using a floating filter and biological filter paper applied to an existing depositing reservoir to perform an initial rainwater treatment. The apparatus can be applied to an existing wastewater treatment facility to eliminate the necessity of installing an additional facility for an initial rainwater treatment facility. The apparatus is further capable of adjusting the flow rate into a biological treatment facility to achieve a target water quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: BOOKANG TECK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Hwan Rhu, Min Ki Jung, In Geun Park
  • Patent number: 8961787
    Abstract: Method and systems, for processing biological material, that contain a biological material in a vessel; add an aggregating agent to the material in the vessel and allow the material to separate into two or more distinct submaterials; extract one or more of the submaterials from the vessel; automatically transport one or more of the submaterials remaining in the vessel to a filtration device; and collect a resulting target retentate into a target retentate receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nichole Lea Wood, Reginald Donovan Smith, Hongyi Zhou, Liming Yu, Brian Polizzotti, Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 8951414
    Abstract: A water treatment composition capable of effectively adsorbing pollutants from water is described. The composition includes magnetic extractants, which comprise magnetite nanoparticles containing functional groups. The composition is used to remove from water and aqueous streams oils and other contaminants. A process for removing contaminants from water and apparatus used in the process are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sulaiman M. Alfadul, Abdulrahman I. Alabdula'aly, Mujahid A. Khan
  • Patent number: 8945376
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for resuspending and/or collecting blood and/or other types of cells in solution. In one embodiment, cells may be recovered from used surgical sponges and/or other types of surgical articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: All Cell Recovery LLC
    Inventor: Michael C. Cordisco
  • Patent number: 8945381
    Abstract: A water treatment composition capable of effectively adsorbing pollutants from water is described. The composition includes magnetic extractants, which comprise magnetite nanoparticles containing functional groups. The composition is used to remove from water and aqueous streams oils and other contaminants. A process for removing contaminants from water and apparatus used in the process are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sulaiman M. Alfadul, Abdulrahman I. Alabdula'aly, Mujahid A. Khan
  • Publication number: 20150008187
    Abstract: Provided are a blood-pretreating apparatus and method for removing corpuscles and abundant albumin from whole blood by use of microbeads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kwanghyo CHUNG, Yohan CHOI, Gunyong SUNG, Jintae KIM, Choongi CHOI
  • Patent number: 8920659
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are centrifuge-free self-contained systems for aseptically separating components of whole blood comprising at least one cassette for receiving whole blood; at least one red blood cell exclusion filter; at least one leukocyte reduction filters; at least one platelet exclusion filter; a plurality of product cassettes; and optionally a plurality of pumps and valves; and wherein the filters, pumps, valves, and cassettes are fluidly connected by tubing and the system does not include a centrifuge. Also disclosed are methods for obtaining blood components using the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: New York Blood Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoper D. Hillyer, Beth H. Shaz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8914156
    Abstract: A method is provided for the control of valves for flow path control, in particular in a medical treatment machine, having a plurality of processes for the manufacture of flow paths by control of a group of valves, with each process claiming a group of valves suitable for its carrying out for itself so that other processes cannot change the switching state of these valves and with each process itself making a decision on the release of the valves claimed by it. In addition, a method is provided for monitoring the then current and/or scheduled state of a plurality of valves in the flow path control, determining the connections resulting from the switching state of the valves, and comparing the resulting connections with a predetermined number of non-permitted connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Frank L. Hedmann, Stephan Klatte
  • Patent number: 8906233
    Abstract: A grit removal apparatus has a central opening between a cylindrical separation chamber above a grit storage chamber. An influent flume introduces a liquid stream directly into a lower portion of the periphery of the separation chamber, and an effluent flume removes a stream through an opening in an upper portion of the separation chamber wall. Outwardly spiraling vanes extend upwardly at the bottom center of the separation chamber, and a vertical cylindrical duct is supported above the vanes. A tunnel is defined in the separation chamber by an upper wall at the bottom of that opening and an inner wall concentric with the separation chamber wall. A ring extends inwardly from the separation chamber wall, with the tunnel upper wall defining a portion of the ring. A propeller inside the duct rotates to draw fluid flow up through the duct toward the upper portion of the separation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Loveless, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison J. Messick, Frank G. Weis, Francis M. Noonan
  • Publication number: 20140339173
    Abstract: A mining apparatus and method of its use are disclosed. The apparatus includes a heavy metals separating subsystem and a water recycling subsystem. The heavy metals separating subsystem includes one or more classifying screens positioned to receive raw mining material classify materials to a pre-determined size, a slurry tank receiving water and the classified materials, forming a slurry, and a heavy metals concentrating assembly configured to receive the slurry and separate heavy metals from the slurry. The water recycling subsystem is positioned to receive the tailings and separate the tailings into recyclable water and solid waste. The water recycling system is configured to route the recycled water into the heavy metals separating subsystem for reuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: DUANE NELSON
  • Patent number: 8889007
    Abstract: The present invention is a wastewater treatment system utilizing a recirculating filter system comprising sand, gravel, or synthetic media. Septic effluent is continuously, or approximately continuously, dosed under pressure to the treatment media through pressure compensating drip irrigation emitters. The system comprises a commonly known septic tank and recirculation tank. Septic tank effluent is collected in the recirculation tank, from which it is continually dosed by means of a pump to the top of the treatment media of the recirculating filter through pressure compensating drip emitters. Continuous dosing of diluted residential septic tank effluent through drip irrigation emitters provides a slow consistent application of liquid rich in organic material and pathogens over the treatment media. The treated effluent is then recirculated if water is low or went to final disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: David Mark Lowe, Richard D. Eldredge
  • Patent number: 8887924
    Abstract: A field water purification system is described. The field water purification system includes a container and a filter coupled to an outlet port of the container. The container includes a first layer and a second layer of polymeric material. A first edge of the first layer is bonded to a first edge of the second layer. A second edge of the first layer is bonded to a second edge of the second layer. A first end of the first layer is bonded to a first end of the second layer. The outlet port is disposed in the first layer at a first distance from the first end. A flat water filter is also described. A method for treating water is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cal Poly Corporation
    Inventors: Trygrve J. Lundquist, Patricia M. Compas-Markman
  • Patent number: 8882997
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for separating particles and dissolved matter from a produced water fluid stream. Specifically, the present invention includes a first pressure source which transports untreated produced water or contaminated aqueous fluid into a separator annulus with a filter element disposed therein. The untreated fluid is placed under appropriate pressure sufficient to produce turbulent flow, increased particle kinetics and/or cavitation allowing the desired fluid to penetrate and pass into and through the, filter media. The treated fluid is then transported to a collection tank. The contaminant matter retained by the filter media may be removed by the nearly instantaneous reverse pressurization of the separator annulus by a second pressure source thereby removing the contaminant particles away from contact with the filter media, and which may then be transported to a waste collection tank or a separator for further treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tervita Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond Ford Johnson
  • Patent number: 8883006
    Abstract: A fluid treatment system for treating feed water includes a first tubular member having first and second ends, at least one second tubular member having first and second ends, a pump positioned within the first tubular member, a filtering membrane positioned within the second tubular member, a first end cap for receiving the first ends of the first and second tubular members, and a second end cap for receiving the second ends of the first and second tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kinetico Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerome Kovach, Stuart L. Park, Peter R. Halemba
  • Patent number: 8877056
    Abstract: A potable water distribution system for use in aircraft, as well as potable water systems of boats, recreational vehicles/caravans, residential homes, dental offices, laboratories, vending machines, and the like, provides for sanitizing of the system without opening filter and/or purification units and removing filtering and/or purifying cartridges from the filter and/or purification units during the sanitizing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: General Ecology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger
  • Publication number: 20140305884
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process and apparatus for the purification of waste water from a coke quenching tower with reduced residence time in a collecting basin. In the process and apparatus of the present disclosure, water is used for the quenching of hot coke, and the quench water is collected in a collecting basin which is sized such that it is adequate for few quenching operations. The quench water is fed to a downstream hydrodynamic purification device without requiring any additional settling operation. In the purification device, the solids are separated from the quench water by a mechanical separation processes so as to allow a space-saving arrangement of the water collecting basin without a settling basin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Bodo Freimuth, Klaus Freimuth
  • Patent number: 8852433
    Abstract: Device (5) for filtering blood including a filter unit (7) having a blood filter, an inlet (8) for blood to be filtered and being connectable to an artery of a patient and a blood outlet (9) for filtered blood and being connectable to a vein of the patient, and having a filtrate container (6,14), that encloses the filter unit (7), for receiving filtrate (12) passing through the blood filter during a filtering process and that the filtrate container (6,14) is a closed container, which in a filled state is arranged to establish a counter-pressure over the blood filter, whereby the filtering process is interrupted. The invention also concerns a system including the above device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventor: Anders Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20140291228
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a negative pressure generator that removes chips and sludge having adhered to a suction filter that is provided at a suction port of a pump that pumps up a cutting fluid stored in a contaminated water tank that stores the cutting fluid or a partition filter that partitions the contaminated water tank into a first contaminated water tank and a second contaminated water tank. The negative pressure generator allows removal of impurities, such as chips and sludge, having adhered to the suction filter or the partition filter for cleaning without blowing the chips and sludge that have adhered to the filters against the suction filter or the partition filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuyoshi ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20140291227
    Abstract: A filtration unit to selectively remove leukocytes from fluids containing platelets and systems including a filtration unit are provided. In one embodiment, a filtration unit is provided including an outer casing enclosing a porous element which includes a leukocyte-removal medium with a coating. The coating includes a polymer containing a main hydrophobic chain and a hydrophilic poly(ethylene oxide) side chain and having a mass average molar mass in the range of from about 1,000 g/mol to about 20,000 g/mol. The hydrophilic poly(ethylene oxide) side chain includes from 9 to 50 ethylene oxide units, and the mass percentage of the poly(ethylene oxide) side chain is less than about 50% of the mass average molar mass of the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Maco Pharma
    Inventors: Laurent Ducoroy, Emilie Bessy, Gregory Henard, Christophe Hupin, Sonia Dakhli, Laurent Fouchet
  • Publication number: 20140291239
    Abstract: A wastewater disposal method using a two-way oxygen supply horizontal-flow biofilm includes a carrier that is formed of a permeable material so that oxygen is supplied to the biofilm from the bottom layer of the biofilm adjacent to the surface of the carrier, so as to achieve a mode of simultaneously supplying oxygen from the surface layer and the bottom layer of the biofilm. Wastewater disposal equipment using a two-way oxygen supply horizontal-flow biofilm includes a water intake system, a reaction system and a water discharge system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Rongchang Wang, Yalei Zhang, Jianfu Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140238911
    Abstract: A device for filtering for treating ballast water by way of a filtering method, and more particularly, to a compact and operability-enhancing multicage-type device for filtering ballast water, which distributes a lower portion of the device for filtering a discharge portion for discharging foreign substances after backwashing a filter and a backwash line, among features that are concentrated at an upper portion of the device for filtering, and communicates discharge tubes of each filtering unit in a single line, by considering the unique installation environment of the device for filtering that is coupled to a ship, thereby simplifying structure, reducing space required for installing the device for filtering in the upper portion of the device for filtering, allowing efficient maintenance by integrating foreign substance discharge and back pressure maintenance of each of the filtering units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Panasia Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo-Tae Lee, Tae-Sung Pyo, Su-Kyu Lee
  • Publication number: 20140231328
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a rainwater collection and distribution device comprising at least one substantially elongate collector tank having an open upper free end and a closed lower free end, whereby the elongate collector tank is dimensioned to fit within a downpipe with its open upper free end exposed to rainwater entering the downpipe; the rainwater collection and distribution device further comprising a connection conduit having a lower open end adjacent the lower closed end of the elongate collector tank, and an upper free end connected to a pump; whereby, a delivery conduit is connected between the pump and a water storage tank. The advantage of providing the pump is that complete control may be exerted over the delivery of the collected rainwater to a water storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Denis Sheehy
  • Patent number: 8795517
    Abstract: A machine-readable medium with instructions for pumping blood from a patient's blood stream into an access line, introducing an anticoagulant solution into the pumped blood, filtering the pumped blood and delivering it to a return line, introducing a substitution fluid into the pumped blood, introducing a calcium and magnesium solution into the blood traveling through the return line, and returning the blood back to the patient's blood stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Nikkiso Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Lannoy
  • Patent number: 8784668
    Abstract: In a regenerative dialysis system, in a method for controlling a regenerative dialysis system, and in a controller for a regenerative dialysis system, an embodiment of the system comprises an input pump that pumps fresh dialysate fluid into a dialyzer at an input rate. An output pump pumps used dialysate fluid from the dialyzer at an output rate. An ultrafiltration rate of the system is related to the output rate relative to the input rate. A sorbent cartridge filters the used dialysate fluid to generate the fresh dialysate fluid. A controller controls the ultrafiltration rate of the system in response to a flow rate of the dialysate fluid through the sorbent cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J Beiriger
  • Publication number: 20140197083
    Abstract: A water treatment system comprising an ion exchange vessel, a cationic resin located within the ion exchange vessel, and an anionic resin located within the ion exchange vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Don Keller
  • Publication number: 20140197099
    Abstract: A facility and a method for treating high strength wastewater include a plurality of beds having layers of granular and textile material through which the wastewater flows for reduction of BOD and COD. The wastewater is conducted to and from the beds using piping networks. Distribution conduits and drain conduits are arranged within the bed. Wastewater flow is controlled by valves remotely actuated via a control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Karen Mancl, Ryan Kopp, Rashmi S. Gaur, Olli H. Tuovinen
  • Publication number: 20140196246
    Abstract: A vacuum truck for dispensing water into a sewer or similar location and receiving recovered water from the sewer that includes debris to be removed therefrom. The vacuum truck includes a debris tank that receives the recovered water and retains debris removed from the recovered water. A primary and a secondary filter are positioned in the debris tank for separating debris from the recovered water. A water pump draws the recovered water through the secondary filter and provides the water to a tertiary filter that removes smaller debris from the recovered water. The recovered water from the tertiary filter is provided directly to a jetting water pump without being accumulated in a water holding tank. The vacuum truck includes a water storage tank that includes potable water for cleaning the truck or when recovered water is not available from the debris tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jason David Hetcher, Daniel J. Koziczkowski, Curtis J. Ladish, Michael James Jacobson, Steven Iding
  • Patent number: 8778181
    Abstract: An equipment assembly for preparing, harvesting and collecting particles is disclosed. The assembly comprises a tandem filter system with one or more high pressure filters, one or more low pressure filters and one or more collection vessel. Particles can be prepared, harvested and collected continuously, semi-continuously or in a batch-type operation. A tandem filter system and its method of use are also disclosed. Particles made with the assembly and according the instant methods are also disclosed. The assembly provides improved particle harvesting and collection over other systems and permits continuous particle formation, in particular by dispersion of a solute-containing process fluid within a supercritical anti-solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CritiTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg S. Johnson, Bala Subramaniam, Fenghui Niu
  • Publication number: 20140151306
    Abstract: Apparatus for treating water has a generally rectangular container for containing the water, the container having a clarification zone and a settling zone. An entry conduit extends along the container and receives water from a water inlet. Water outlet ports are distributed along the length of the conduit for directing water from the conduit into the settling zone. A water exit trough spaced across the container from the entry conduit and extending along the container receives clarified water flowing from the settling zone through the clarification zone. The top of the settling zone is open to allow access down through the settling zone to a sludge collection zone in the bottom of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Newterrs Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason Downey, Jeff Kempson
  • Patent number: 8734640
    Abstract: A water purifying apparatus, comprises: a filtering unit for filtering water supplied from a wellhead into purified water; a water tank unit including a cold water tank for storing the purified water in a cold water state, and a hot water tank for storing the purified water in a hot water state; a discharging unit for selectively discharging out the purified water stored in the water tank unit; a state detecting unit for detecting an operation state of at least one of the filtering unit, the water tank unit, and the discharging unit; a controller for comparing the information detected by the state detecting unit with a preset reference, thereby judging an abnormal state of the water purifying apparatus; and a state displaying unit for displaying the abnormal state information to outside. When the water purifying apparatus has a breakdown, mal-operated components of the water purifying apparatus may be checked by being displayed on the state displaying unit, without being checked by an A/S specialist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Yong Shin, Deul-Re Min
  • Patent number: 8721884
    Abstract: Disclosed are hemodialysis and similar dialysis systems including fluid flow circuits. Hemodialysis systems may include a blood flow path, and a dialysate flow path including balancing, mixing, and/or a directing circuits. Preparation of dialysate may be decoupled from patient dialysis. Circuits may be defined within one or more cassettes. The fluid circuit and/or the various fluid flow paths may be isolated from electrical components. A gas supply may be provided that, when activated, is able to urge dialysate through the dialyzer and blood back to the patient. Such a system may be useful during a power failure. The hemodialysis system may also include fluid handling devices, such as pumps, valves, mixers, etc., actuated using a control fluid. The control fluid may be delivered to the fluid handling devices using a detachable external pump. The fluid handling devices may have a spheroid shape with a diaphragm dividing it into two compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Michael J. Wilt, Jason A. Demers, Kevin L. Grant, Brian D. Tracey, James D. Dale
  • Patent number: 8715511
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided for separating grit from liquid sewage while retaining organic solids in suspension. A sustained rotational liquid sewage first fluid flow, an induced upward liquid sewage second fluid flow, and a sustained rotational liquid sewage third fluid flow are employed in an apparatus having a cylindrical grit settling main chamber, a grit storage secondary chamber including a central grit settling access top mouth opening, a vertical shaft, a means for causing rotation of the vertical shaft, and a partition extending transversely through the main chamber and forming upper and lower subchambers. A fluid flow speed gradient is established between the liquid sewage third fluid flow and the liquid sewage first fluid flow. In this manner, grit is separated from liquid sewage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support
    Inventors: Marc Beliveau, Michel Bruneau, Martin Couture, Karim Essemiani
  • Patent number: 8709260
    Abstract: An automatic filtering system for filtering a cooking medium in a fryer, includes a frypot; a filter manifold having removable filter; a pump, that supplies cooking medium from the filter manifold to the frypot; a pressure sensor that senses a pressure of the cooking medium supplied by the pump; and a controlling mechanism that controls an operation of the pump in response to the sensed pressure data. The control mechanism halts the operation of the pump after sensing a drop in the pressure of the cooking medium pressure that is greater than or equal to a predetermined pressure drop threshold. The systems and methods of the invention provide automatic filtering that may reduce or eliminate an incorrect refilling operation after the filtering of cooking medium, so that the filtering process may be performed correctly each time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Henny Penny Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas A. Burkett, Thomas Lee Gort, Gary L. Mercer
  • Patent number: 8702977
    Abstract: A water distribution system configured for control by a remote control system is disclosed comprising of a water filtration unit for filtering water and a water storage unit for storing the filtered water and including a water dispenser. A control unit is provided that is configured to control the operation of the water filtration unit and includes a sensor system to measure the quality and the quantity of the water filtered, and to monitor the functioning of one or more components of the water filtration unit. A point of sale device is also provided comprising of a service management device mounted on the water dispenser and is configured to control the operation of the water dispenser and a user interface to receive user inputs and is configured to process user payments for the dispensing of water at the remote control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Piramal Enterprises Limited
    Inventors: Anand Shah, Naman Shah, Sameer Kalwani
  • Patent number: RE45385
    Abstract: A wastewater treatment system for treating excess wastewater from a sewer system includes a container having first and second portions adapted to receive excess wastewater from the sewer system, and a generally horizontally oriented screen arrangement disposed in the second portion of the container. The system further includes a treating agent dispenser for introducing a treating agent into the wastewater, and an effluent passage in fluid communication with the second portion of the container. During a sufficient rain event, the wastewater flows from the sewer system into the container, through the screen arrangement, and then into the effluent passage, such that the wastewater flows generally in a first direction through the first portion of the container, then generally in a second direction different than the first direction through the second portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Saad A. Ghalib