Within Flow Line Or Flow Line Connected Closed Casing Patents (Class 210/287)
  • Patent number: 10710064
    Abstract: A PAG compressor oil conditioning filter element configured for outside in flow includes a proximal and a distal end cap, wherein the proximal endcap includes a central outlet therein, a cylindrical outer wrap having perforations there through on a portion of the outer wrap adjacent the distal end cap, wherein the flow of PAG compressor oil is configured to flow into the element through the perforations in conventional operation, an annular layer of ion exchange polymers beads radially within the outer wrap configured to remove acid from the treated PAG compressor oil, an annular particulate removing micro-glass media radially within the annular layer of ion exchange polymers beads and configured to remove particulates from the treated PAG compressor oil; and a central flow area radially within the particulate removing micro-glass media and in fluid communication with the central outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SCHROEDER INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Mutschler, Kelly Zinn, Will Hurley, Augustus O. Schroeder, Ken Waldron
  • Patent number: 10604420
    Abstract: An on-demand filter structure including a first hydrophilic protective layer comprising a first surface exposable to a stream of water. A contact area on the first surface receives the stream. The first hydrophilic protective layer receives the stream and distributes water out a second surface, primarily using gravity. An activated carbon felt (ACF) layer is adjacent to the second surface, wherein the ACF layer is configured for water filtration, primarily using gravity. A second hydrophilic protective layer includes a third surface adjacent the ACF layer and a fourth surface. The third surface receives filtered water from the ACF layer, and the fourth surface expels the filtered water primarily using gravity, wherein the first and second hydrophilic protective layers sandwich the ACF layer. A cross section of the first hydrophilic protective layer, the ACF layer, and the second hydrophilic protective layer has a curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Brita LP
    Inventor: Jonathan Taylor Wiegele
  • Patent number: 9890061
    Abstract: Methods for removing a target anion entity, such as a phosphate ion, from fluids by treating the fluid with a substrate containing an immobilized rare earth, the substrate being either a first loaded substrate including a first immobilized cationic rare earth, the first loaded substrate being formed by precipitating a rare earth in a clay such that the rare earth is fixed inside a porous structure of the clay and/or fixed on the surface of the clay; or a second loaded substrate comprising a second immobilized cationic rare earth that is bonded to the second loaded substrate via a chelating ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CHEMTREAT, INC.
    Inventors: John Richardson, Vladimir Djukanovic, William Henderson
  • Patent number: 9751077
    Abstract: In various implementations, a filter may include a substrate and manganese oxide coupled to the substrate. The filter may at least remove particles and/or chemicals from a gaseous stream. In some implementations, the filter may be capable of degrading at least one of formaldehyde or ozone present in a gaseous stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Hingorani, Henry Greist
  • Patent number: 9333488
    Abstract: In various implementations, a filter may include a substrate and manganese oxide coupled to the substrate. The filter may at least remove particles and/or chemicals from a gaseous stream. In some implementations, the filter may be capable of degrading at least one of formaldehyde or ozone present in a gaseous stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Hingorani, Henry Greist
  • Patent number: 9320845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sorption agent having improved selectivity properties for removing protein-bound substances from a biological fluid, in particular blood or blood plasma of patients having severe disturbances of the liver function or liver failure and having kidney insufficiency, thee sorption agent having: (a) a porous, neutral, hydrophobic polymer and (b) a polypeptide layer adsorbed on the polymer, the neutral, hydrophobic polymer having a mean pore size of at least 15 nm. Furthermore, the invention relates to methods and uses in connection with such a sorption agent. The invention is used in particular in extracorporeal liver support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Falkenhagen, Jens Hartmann, Viktoria Weber
  • Patent number: 9302208
    Abstract: Polyethyleneimine and polyalkylene biguanide ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kannan Seshadri, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Clinton P. Waller, Jr., Douglas E. Weiss, Yi He
  • Publication number: 20150144568
    Abstract: Composite ion-exchange materials for use in an ion-exchange column are provided. Also provided are ion-exchange columns packed with the materials and methods for using the materials to remove metal ions from samples, such as waste water samples. The composite ion-exchange materials comprise a composite material comprising a metal chalcogenide and an alginate, wherein the composite material is mixed with a granular material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Debajit Sarma, Emmanouil Manos
  • Publication number: 20150122719
    Abstract: A filter that contains an adsorbent to remove the soluble portion of the contaminant, and then some form of electrostatic attraction additive. The electrostatic attraction additive would serve to pull the colloidal and particulate portion of the contaminant out of fluid, which could be held indefinitely, or be used to hold while the contaminant is allowed to solubilize and then be removed by the adsorbent. The electrostatic attraction additive could either be positively or negatively charged depending on the surface charge of the particulates that are in the fluid, and includes particles or fibers charged with charged polymers, zeolites, cation or anion exchange resin, powdered alumina, or nano-alumina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KX Techologies LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Lombardo, Rezan Kareem
  • Patent number: 9011687
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for obtaining various components of a multi-component material. Generally, a component of a whole blood sample may be concentrated from a patient and re-introduced to the same patient. For example, a clotting component, such as thrombin, from a whole blood sample may be extracted and concentrated in an apparatus and collection to be reapplied or reintroduced into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Biomet Biologics, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Swift, Barry F. Hecker, Michael D. Leach
  • Publication number: 20150101987
    Abstract: A composite filter membrane cartridge, including a housing with a raw water inlet and a filtered water outlet is disclosed. The housing may be equipped with one or more filter layers, including a prefilter assembly and a second filter portion, wherein the prefilter is connected to the membrane filer either via a water line or by direct stacking. The prefilter assembly may include multiple layers comprising a carbon filter and polypropylene cotton filter, wherein the locations of the filters are interchangeable. The prefilter may include granular activated carbon situated between two portions of polypropylene cotton filter cloth. The perimeter of the activated carbon filter and polypropylene cotton filter may be substantially sealed around the inner wall of the housing providing a snug fit. The second filter portion of the composite filter membrane cartridge may include nanomembrane spiral wound filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Edward Yeh, Joseph Wang, Yongming Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150068967
    Abstract: A filter block for a filter is provided. The filter block uses a structure constructed from bound particles of an adsorption media that create one or more chambers for the receipt of unbound particles of the adsorption media. By using a structure formed of bound particles of the adsorption media having one or more chambers that contain unbound particles of the adsorption media, the surface area available for adsorption can be substantially increased relative to conventional configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard T. Nock, Cameron J. Fordyce, Timothy Scott Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20150060366
    Abstract: A cartridge for treating drinking water, the cartridge comprising a mixture of an ion-exchange material, one part of which is a highly acidic ion-exchange material and another part of which is a weakly acidic ion-exchange material, wherein one of the materials is loaded with alkali ions or alkaline earth ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Juergen Johann, Monique Bissen
  • Publication number: 20150014247
    Abstract: A field water purification system filter is described. The filter includes a water tight enclosure formed between two layers of a polymeric material, an inlet and an outlet are coupled to the water tight enclosure. A filter envelope including a quantity of filter media is inside the water tight enclosure. The water filter having a minimal thickness when not filled with water. The filter envelope is formed by a first set of bonded segments of the two layers of polymeric material. The filter can also include an outer channel having a first side formed by the water tight enclosure and a second side opposite from the first side. The second side can include a second set of bonded segments of the two layers of polymeric material interspersed with a set of nonbonded segments, the nonbonded segments defining openings in an intermittent barrier between the outer channel and the filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Trygve J. Lundquist, Patricia M. Compas-Markman
  • Publication number: 20140360942
    Abstract: Described herein is a liquid filtration device is disclosed a vessel for treating an aqueous liquid, wherein the vessel contains a filtration medium and wherein the filtration medium comprises a metal sulfide, wherein the sulfur in the form of a metal sulfide is at least 0.5% by weight of the filtration media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Allen R. Siedle, Meredith McMurdo Doyle, Mark R. Stouffer
  • Publication number: 20140339143
    Abstract: Bubble generator devices to produce a fluid stream comprising bubbles are described. Apparatuses that include any of the described bubble generator devices to treat waste and/or frac-water are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: William B. Kerfoot
  • Patent number: 8883000
    Abstract: A water purification apparatus comprising at least: (a) one or more water purification components to provide a purified water stream, preferably having a conductivity of less than 1 ?S/cm; and (b) a stepper motor (35) to control the dispense of the purified water stream (28) from the water purification apparatus. Stepper motors can provide very fine and accurate control of the dispense of the purified water stream from the water purification apparatus, which control is unaffected by the flow or flow rate of the purified water stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: VWS (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Lee Underwood, Matthew Dobson
  • Publication number: 20140326671
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for the performance of kidney replacement therapy having or using a dialyzer, control components, a sorbent cartridge with at least two separate flow paths, and fluid reservoirs configured to be of a weight and size suitable to be worn or carried by an individual requiring treatment. The system for performing kidney replacement therapy has a controlled compliance dialysis circuit, where a control pump controls the bi-directional movement of fluid across a dialysis membrane. The dialysis circuit and an extracorporeal circuit for circulating blood are in fluid communication through the dialysis membrane. The flux of fluid moving between the extracorporeal circuit and the dialysis circuit is modified by the rate at which the control pump is operating such that a rate of ultrafiltration and convective clearance can be controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Kelly, SuPing Lyu
  • Publication number: 20140305859
    Abstract: A sorptive-filtration system for removing at least one of negatively or positively charged ions, complexes or particulates from an aqueous stream. The system includes a) flow formed substantially from at least one of rainfall-runoff or snowmelt-runoff; b) a filter containment communicating with the runoff stream such that at least part of the stream passes through the filter containment; and c) a granular filter media disposed within the filter containment, the filter media having an amphoteric material applied thereto, wherein the amphoteric material comprises a metal selected from at least one of Fe, Al, Mn, or Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: John J. Sansalone
  • Publication number: 20140305882
    Abstract: Described herein is a liquid filtration device is disclosed comprising a fluid conduit fluidly connecting a fluid inlet to a fluid outlet; and a water filtration medium disposed in the fluid conduit; the water filter medium comprising a metal-containing particulate, wherein the metal-containing particulate comprises a thermolysis product of a metal carboxylate; and methods of removing chloramines from aqueous solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Meredith McMurdo Doyle, Mark R. Stouffer, Thomas E. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140291224
    Abstract: An indefinite form filter medium layer includes filter media configured to capture suspended solids contained in a liquid to be treated and filtering aids configured to allow the suspended solids contained in the liquid to be treated to pass through the filtering aids. The filter media and the filtering aids are mixed together and the liquid to be treated is filtered by being passed through the filter media and the filtering aids as mixed together. A filter device includes the indefinite form filter medium layer and a filter tank configured to accommodate the indefinite form filter medium layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: ISHIGAKI COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kunio Fujita, Hidetaka Ujike
  • Publication number: 20140263008
    Abstract: A vessel for removing radionuclides from a liquid. The vessel comprises a shielded housing comprising an outer shell and an inner shell disposed within the outer shell. The housing defines an ion exchange chamber between the inner and outer shells. The vessel also comprises an inlet fluidly coupled with the ion exchange chamber, the inlet being configured for fluid communication with a source of the liquid, and an outlet fluidly coupled with the ion exchange chamber, the outlet being configured for fluid communication with a destination of the liquid. The vessel further comprises a first fluid passage extending between an exterior of the vessel and the inner shell and a second fluid passage extending between the exterior of the vessel and the inner shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AVANTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy A. Barker, James L. Braun
  • Publication number: 20140263069
    Abstract: A fluid treatment device includes a tank containing a fluid treatment media and a fluid. A distributor plate is received in the tank and separates the bed from a lower end of the tank. The lower end of the tank is filled with an inert media. The inert media may be granular and in the form of gravel or polypropylene or polyethylene beads. The inert media is configured to force a rising fluid delivered to the lower end of the tank upwardly to the distributor plate at an increased velocity to thereby improve the rinsing performance of the rinsing fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Clack Corporation
    Inventor: Don Vaughan
  • Publication number: 20140262735
    Abstract: A water treatment system including a filter, an aerator, a hydrogen absorption manifold, a first treatment container, a second treatment container, a boiler, a superheater, a fractional distillation separator and a condenser. The filter is adapted for removing chloride ions and transmutated chlorine ions; while the hydrogen absorptive manifold is designed for absorbing hydrogen ions and reducing the pH of the water. The boiler and superheater may be utilized to convert the water to a superheated steam, while the fractional distillation separator is adapted for condensing and separating elements, including radioactive elements, from the superheated steam. A method for treating contaminated water using the water treatment system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Wasserwerk, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne R. Hawks
  • Publication number: 20140263054
    Abstract: Technology is described for a water purification system. The water purification may include a carbon block. The water purification system may include an ion-exchange resin layer to reduce a pH level in water before neutral water passes into a fiber membrane filter. The water purification system may include the fiber membrane filter to receive the water from the carbon block and into a plurality of pores to remove suspended solids from the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Water Safety Corporation
    Inventor: Water Safety Corporation
  • Publication number: 20140248550
    Abstract: An ion exchanger configured to remove an impurity ion of a coolant for cooling a fuel cell, the ion exchanger includes an inflow portion having an inflow path where the coolant enters, a discharge portion having a discharge path for discharging the coolant, an outer casing having an upstream end where the inflow portion is provided and a downstream end where the discharge portion is provided, an inner casing housed inside the outer casing, an outer path formed between the inner casing and the outer casing to cause the inflow path and the discharge path to communicate with each other, and an inner path that is formed inside the inner casing to cause the inflow path and the discharge path to communicate with each other and is configured to enclose an ion exchange resin capable of removing an impurity ion of the coolant. The inner casing has a through-hole that causes the inner path end the outer path to communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ROKI CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shinichiro Takemoto, Satoshi Shirayanagi
  • Publication number: 20140209541
    Abstract: Described herein is a filtration medium comprising a carbon substrate having a surface of COxEy, wherein E is selected from at least one of S, Se, and Te; and wherein x is no more than 0.1 and y is 0.005 to 0.3; a filtration device comprising the filtration medium; and methods of removing chloramines from aqueous solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Allen R. Siedle, Mark R. Stouffer
  • Publication number: 20140202964
    Abstract: A composition comprised of sand and a hydrophobic polycationic polymer covalently bonded to the sand is provided. Exemplary polycationic polymer are N,N-hexyl, methyl-PEI or N,N-dodecyl, methyl-PEI. This antimicrobial polycationic sand filter uses the antimicrobial properties of hydrophobic polycations (N-hexylated polyethylenimine). The sand filter inactivates microorganisms, as water is run through the sand. Preliminary sand washing methods can be used regenerate the inactivation efficacy. Unlike traditional water disinfectants, the polycationic sand filter does not create harmful disinfection byproducts and does not require large chemical and energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Northeastern University
    Inventors: April Z. GU, Alexander M. KLIBANOV, Annalisa ONNIS-HAYDEN, Bryan B. HSU, Kim LEWIS
  • Publication number: 20140197107
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method of purifying nucleic acids where the operation is simple and the nucleic acids can be extracted in a short time with high efficiency. [Solving Means] A method of purifying nucleic acids including the step of adsorbing substances in a sample containing nucleic acids with an ion exchange resin 10 including a positive ion exchange resin and a negative ion exchange resin. As the positive ion exchange resin, a first positive ion exchange resin and a second positive ion exchange resin having an exclusion limit molecular weight lower than that of the first positive ion exchange resin may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Nakamura, Naohisa Sakamoto, Tasuku Yotoriyama, Kazumine Ito
  • 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: 20140158619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filtering device comprising clay minerals for the filtration of aqueous solutions used in biochemical and molecular biological applications. In particular, the present invention relates to the removal of undesired proteins from aqueous solutions by filtration through a filter comprising clay minerals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: QIAGEN GMBH
    Inventor: Gabriele Christoffel
  • Patent number: 8741137
    Abstract: Passing a fluid though a single filter module effectively removes at least two different types of impurities from the fluid. The fluid is directed through at least two different types of filtering media within the single module. The at least two different types of filtering media are separated from one another, within the single module, by a porous containment layer of the module; and, one of the at least two different type of filtering media forms a core of the module, which is surrounded by the porous containment layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Clean & Clear Corporation
    Inventor: John C. Ruprecht
  • Patent number: 8734651
    Abstract: An apparatus for conducting single-pass filtration of ink waste is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a filter connected to a housing unit and a plurality of absorbent layers within the housing unit, wherein the plurality of absorbent layers are in any order and include: a layer for removing metal and polar compounds, a layer for removing non-polar color impurities, a layer for removing acid functional components, a layer for removing additives with polar or protic functional groups, and a layer for removing residual water. A process and a system that include or utilize the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Doris Pik-Yiu Chun, Hou T. Ng
  • Publication number: 20140138295
    Abstract: A halogen adsorbent of an embodiment includes: a halogen adsorbent including a support, a chelate ligand bonded to the support, and a metal ion coordinated on the chelate ligand. The chelate ligand has a functional group represented by —NR1—(CH2CH2NR3)n—R2, all of the R1, R2, and R3 are hydrogen atoms and the n is 1 or 2, or at least any one of the R1, R2, and R3 is a functional group represented by —CH2CH2CONR4R5, the R4 and R5 are selected from hydrogen atom, an alkyl group and an alkyl ether group including a straight chain or a side chain having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and the n is any of 0, 1, and 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohito IDE, Yumiko SEKIGUCHI, Arisa YAMADA, Hideyuki TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20140124428
    Abstract: A water improvement/purification container has: a) an elongated housing; b) a water entry; c) two water exit ports adjacent one distal end of the housing; d) the water port providing supply water first to a macrofilter within the housing; e) the intermediate water source exiting the macrofilter flowing into a reverse osmosis membrane; f) the intermediate water being separated into two streams, g) the first stream being vented through the second of the two water exit ports; and h) the second stream being vented out of the housing as waste water through the first of the two water exit ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: IPC EAGLE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dallas W. Simonette
  • Publication number: 20140102969
    Abstract: A filter device has an annular particle filter having a raw side face and a radially separated clean side face, and axially opposing end faces. An annular water separating element is arranged in a flow path downstream of the particle filter, the water separating element circumferentially surrounding the particle filter at a radial spacing. An open inner annular space is defined by and between the particle filter and the water separating element and an outer annular space is defined by and between the water separating element and the filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Veit, Thomas Haubold
  • Publication number: 20140091038
    Abstract: The present application provides an apparatus for removal of an ionic contaminant from a liquid comprising a branched polymer, a filtration membrane, and a filter casing. The application also provides a method of removing an ionic contaminant from a liquid, the method comprising directing ion-contaminated liquid into and draining treated liquid from an apparatus as described in the instant specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Anja Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140061111
    Abstract: A disposable encapsulated water purification media assembly including a hollow cylindrical core member, a top end cap permanently attached to a top portion of the cylindrical core member, and a bottom end cap permanently attached to a bottom portion of the cylindrical core member, such that the cylindrical core member, top end cap, and bottom end cap form a void capable of directly containing a water purification media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: AUGUSTIN PAVEL
  • Patent number: 8658031
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for treating a liquid containing impurities may include a filtering chamber configured to permit granular media to interact with liquid containing impurities, thereby removing impurities from the liquid to produce filtrate; a filtrate section for receiving the filtrate; a gas supplying system for delivering gas to the granular media in the filtering chamber for transport of a portion of the granular media to a granular media washer; a reject section in fluid communication with the granular media washer for receiving a reject mixture comprising liquid and impurities from the granular media washer; and a control unit that is configured to determine whether the portion of the granular media is being transported properly based on an amount of reject mixture in the reject section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Parkson Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian Streng, Brett H. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20140034567
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for obtaining various components of a multi-component material. Generally, a component of a whole blood sample may be concentrated from a patient and re-introduced to the same patient. For example, a clotting component, such as thrombin, from a whole blood sample may be extracted and concentrated in an apparatus and collection to be reapplied or reintroduced into a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Biomet Biologics, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew SWIFT, Barry F. HECKER, Michael D. LEACH
  • Publication number: 20140008303
    Abstract: An absorption device for use with a waterless urinal comprises an exchange container containing at least one ion exchange resin. The exchange container comprises a housing and at least one resin support. The ion exchange resin can be a cation exchange resin that removes calcium and magnesium ions from urine. The ion exchange resin can be an anion exchange resin that removes anionic pharmaceuticals from urine. The ion exchange resin can be a hybrid anion exchange resin that removes phosphorous comprising anions from urine. The absorption device permits the removal of cations that result in scale and blockage of waterless urinal drain pipes and removes ions that otherwise would require treatment at wastewater treatment facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: TREAVOR BOYER
  • Publication number: 20130341263
    Abstract: Provided is a desalting device which includes a tower body and a bulge portion bulging downward therefrom, and which prevents uneven flow and causes no dead space within the tower body. The desalting device includes a tower body having a bulge portion 1b bulging downward at a bottom portion thereof, an ion-exchange resin packed in the tower body, and a plurality of strainers 3 for collecting water being arranged within the bulge portion 1b. The strainers are arranged only in a central region of an inside of the bulge portion excluding an outer peripheral portion of the bulge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: KURITA WATER INDUSTRIES LTD
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Terashima, Mamoru Iwasaki, Hideaki Iino
  • Publication number: 20130319926
    Abstract: A sorptive-filtration system for removing at least one of negatively or positively charged ions, complexes or particulates from an aqueous stream. The system includes a) flow formed substantially from at least one of rainfall-runoff or snowmelt-runoff; b) a filter containment communicating with the runoff stream such that at least part of the stream passes through the filter containment; and c) a granular filter media disposed within the filter containment, the filter media having an amphoteric material applied thereto, wherein the amphoteric material comprises a metal selected from at least one of Fe, Al, Mn, or Si.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Unit Process Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John J. Sansalone
  • Publication number: 20130220931
    Abstract: An analyte is separated from a fluid sample by introducing the sample into a cartridge having a sample port and a first flow path extending from the sample port. The first flow path includes an extraction chamber containing a solid support for capturing the analyte from the sample. The cartridge has a second flow path for eluting the captured analyte from the extraction chamber, the second flow diverging from the first flow path after passing through the extraction chamber. The sample is forced to flow through the extraction chamber and into a waste chamber, thereby capturing the analyte with the solid support as the sample flows through the extraction chamber. The captured analyte is then eluted from the extraction chamber by forcing an elution fluid to flow through the extraction chamber and along the second flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: CEPHEID
    Inventor: CEPHEID
  • Publication number: 20130186816
    Abstract: Anti-microbial compositions and devices comprising anti-microbial compositions are disclosed. Methods of making and using anti-microbial compositions and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: K2 Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: K2 Concepts, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130180916
    Abstract: A biological purifier of the present invention includes chaff retaining sulfate-reducing bacteria. A biological purification system of the present invention includes a treatment container in which anaerobic conditions are maintained, and the above biological purifier is stored; a supply system for supplying the untreated waste water into the treatment container; and an discharge system for discharging treated water from which the heavy metal ions have been removed in the treatment container by the purifier, from the treatment container. In a biological purification method of the present invention, the biological purifier and the untreated waste water are brought into contact with each other under anaerobic conditions, thereby precipitating and removing the heavy metal ions as sulfide from the untreated waste water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Furuya, Nobuyuki Masuda, Atsushi Osame, Mikio Kobayashi, Hideo Asano, Masao Okumura, Hidekatsu Nakamura, Ayumi Kurosaka
  • Patent number: 8480896
    Abstract: A scavenging filter includes a volume containing activated beads or fiber particles of a scavenging material housed in a removable housing in a cartridge filter body having an axial inlet extending to a space below a permeable false bottom, the fluid permeating upwards through the material, and cleaned liquor leaving via an annular space surrounding the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Madison Filter 981 Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Moss
  • Publication number: 20130112608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stable cyanuric acid hydrolase enzymes, compositions, and devices for use in the treatment of a liquid, such as water. The present invention also relates to methods of using these enzymes, compositions and devices for the treatment of a liquid, such as water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventor: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
  • Publication number: 20130116658
    Abstract: A filter apparatus for removing small molecule chemotherapy agents from blood is provided. The filter apparatus comprises a housing with an extraction media comprised of polymer coated carbon cores. Also provided are methods of treating a subject with cancer of an organ or region comprising administering a chemotherapeutic agent to the organ or region, collecting blood laded with chemotherapeutic agent from the isolated organ, filtering the blood laden with chemotherapeutic agent to reduce the chemotherapeutic agent in the blood and returning the blood to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: DELCATH SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Delcath Systems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130098826
    Abstract: A treatment unit for treating a cooling fluid of a cooling device of a functional system has a container provided with at least one inlet and at least one outlet. A granular ion-exchange medium is arranged in the container in a flow path of the cooling fluid to be treated flowing from the at least one inlet to the at least one outlet. A compression device is arranged in the container and compresses the granular ion-exchange material. The compression device has at least one elastic porous compression element that is permeable for the cooling fluid and is arranged in the flow path between the inlet and the outlet so that the cooling fluid passes through the at least one compression element. The compression element is an open-cell foam material element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventor: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH