With Flow Controller For Material Being Treated Patents (Class 210/418)
  • Patent number: 10188972
    Abstract: A water purifying apparatus including a head having a water inlet portion and a water outlet portion; a shaft provided in the head and rotatably mounted between the water inlet portion and the water outlet portion; a bypass flow path passing through a circumference of the shaft, and communicating the water inlet portion with the water outlet portion according to rotation of the shaft; a filter detachably mounted to the head, and having a filter inserting portion in which the shaft is inserted when being mounted on the head; and a filtering flow path in which an inlet port and an outlet port are formed on the circumference of the shaft in a direction intersecting the bypass flow path, and communicated between the filter, the water inlet portion and the water outlet portion with each other according to the rotation of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jimin You, Siyeon An, Uison Hwang, Youngjae Kim, Gyeonghwan Kweon
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8961792
    Abstract: A fluid strainer is disclosed for use in a fluid piping system, the fluid strainer having a first valve chamber and a second valve chamber. The first valve chamber can have a strainer inlet and contain first and second angled members, and the second valve chamber can have a strainer outlet and contain third and fourth angled members. A first pivotable seal can be movable within the first valve chamber into sealing engagement against either of the first or second angled members, and a second pivotable seal can be movable within the second valve chamber into sealing engagement against either of the third or fourth angled members. A first strainer chamber can be in communication with the first angled member and the third angled member, and a second strainer chamber can be in communication with the second angled member and the fourth angled member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Titan Flow Control, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashvin D. Desai
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8931501
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling flow in a fluid flow path can include a chamber containing an expandable material, the expandable material being configured to expand out of the chamber into a portion of the fluid flow path so as to at least partially block the fluid flow path. The apparatus also can include at least one structure providing flow communication between the chamber and the fluid flow path. The at least one structure can be configured to pass the expandable material from the chamber to the portion of the fluid flow path during expansion so as to control a rate at which the expandable material expands into the portion of the fluid flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Nurse, John R. Van Camp
  • Patent number: 8888998
    Abstract: A head for a water filter system having a filter element including a three-way valve member movable between a first position, a second position, and a third position. When the valve member is in the first position, incoming water is directed to the filter element to remove sediment and impurities from the water. When the valve member is in the second position, the incoming water is blocked from passing through the filter element and the valve member. Lastly, when the valve member is in the third position, the incoming water passes through the valve member and not the filter element so that the filter element can be removed and replaced without interrupting the incoming water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Paragon Water Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Swain
  • Patent number: 8888996
    Abstract: A filter (1) to purify the water distributed by a dispenser, fitted with a special sanitizing device incorporated therein. Inside of the said filter (1), below the water chamber (3), is a disinfectant chamber (4) that contains the solution designed to sanitize the said dispenser. A mechanism causes the sanitizing solution to flow into the water chamber (3) of the filter (1) and into the piping, for performing the subsequent sanitizing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Blupura SRL
    Inventor: Gianni Grottini
  • Publication number: 20140238944
    Abstract: A liquid filling device includes a supply tube, a filter capable of removing a foreign matter, a first on-off valve provided between the supply tube and the filter, a first connector provided between the first on-off valve and the filter, a second on-off valve provided downstream of the filter, a second connector connected to the second on-off valve. A first ink pack and a second ink pack are respectively connected to the first connector and the second connector. After the liquid is filled in the first ink pack, the liquid thus filled is transferred from the first ink pack to the second ink pack connected to the second connector through the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsumi SHINKAI
  • Publication number: 20140138302
    Abstract: A water treatment cartridge includes a base having a recess therein. One outlet is located in the recess in the base and at least one further outlet is located away from the recess in the base. The outlet located in the recess in the base may be surrounded by an annular wall which projects away from the base of the water treatment cartridge to cooperate with a hopper in which the cartridge is fitted. The outlets can be designed to restrict the flow of water through the cartridge independently of any hopper in which the cartridge is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Duncan Howie
  • Publication number: 20140099234
    Abstract: The present invention provides a filter for separating particles and/or catalyzer for particle reaction in a fluid. The device comprising array of passageways fabricated on a die wherein the passageway size is controlled by actuators. The passageway size is monitored and the actuators controlling the passageway size are activated conditionally upon the passageway size monitoring. Using movable actuators the passageway can achieve passageway size that is less then the fabrication minimal resolution. Proper locating, setting and/or activation of the actuators create passageways that can perform filtration of particles, trapping of particles and catalyzing particles reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: David Hirshberg
  • Publication number: 20140091026
    Abstract: In a filter arrangement for filtering the fuel, of an internal combustion engine including a housing accommodating a filter element and having at the bottom thereof a collection space for collecting water removed from the fuel, a drain passage extends from the collection space at an angle with respect to a vertical line and a vent channel is disposed in the filter housing wall and extends to the drain passage permitting air to enter when water is drained from the collection space upon opening a drain valve which is disposed in the drain passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Oliver Lambert, Carlos Hollnagel, Jason E. Martin
  • Patent number: 8668092
    Abstract: A system and method for uniformly distributing fluids (e.g., washing and in-service) through a filter bed of a filter. The system and method of the present invention can be used with any type of filter that uses media to remove impurities from a fluid. The filter bed can include one or more layers of media. The media can be natural (e.g., sand, gravel, anthracite, etc.) or can be fabricated (e.g., plastic). The filter media can be supported by one or more layers of gravel. Alternatively, the filter media can be supported by a porous plate or other support designed to replace the gravel layers. The present invention includes a system having one or more distribution members configured to uniformly distribute a fluid through a filter bed of a filter. Preferably, the one or more distribution members can be readily installed by relatively unskilled labor in both existing filters and new filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Roberts Marketing DE, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Lee Roberts, Mark Kevin Addison
  • Publication number: 20140061140
    Abstract: A screen assembly (32) for use in a vibratory screening machine (1) includes first and second screen units (34, 36) spaced apart by a support frame (38) interposed between the screen units. The first and second screen units (34, 36) each comprise a screen panel (46, 48) including screening material. The screen panel (46) of the first screen unit (34) is disposed, in use, across a top side of the support frame (38) and the screen panel of the second screen unit (36) is disposed, in use across an underside of the support frame (38). The support frame (38) and second screen unit (36) define at least one channel (50) formed and arranged so that solids collected by the second screen unit may be transported off an end of the screen unit by the vibratory action of a vibratory screening machine. Modular screen assemblies are described. Methods of using the screen assemblies are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Marshall Graham Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140027357
    Abstract: A method of increasing efficiency of a Y strainer and Y strainer modified in accordance with the method. The Y strainer is of the type that has a filter cartridge receiving inflow through one end and outflow through apertures in a peripheral sidewall. The method involves slowing a velocity of fluids entering the filter cartridge of the Y strainer by having the fluids pass from a first bore of a first diameter into a second bore of a second diameter which is at least 50% larger than the first diameter prior to entering the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge also has the second diameter. This modification has been found to dramatically improve the performance of the Y strainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jay R. MORRIS
  • Patent number: 8580117
    Abstract: System and method for replacing a resist filter in such a manner as to reduce filter-induced wafer defects are described. In one embodiment, the system comprises a filtration system connected to a dispenser, the filtration system comprising a filter; and a switch connected to the filter for selectively connecting the filtration system to throughput one of a first chemical solution and a second chemical solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactuing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao-Hwan Kao, Po-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 8561808
    Abstract: A filter assembly comprises a filter housing (23) into which a filter element is insertable. A core element (38) is provided extending within the housing (23). The filter assembly comprises a coupling assembly (200) that is insertable into the housing (23), the coupling assembly (200) comprising a leaf spring (201) having a span larger than an internal diameter of the filter housing (23), such that when the leaf spring (201) is inserted into the filter housing (23) the outer edge of the leaf spring (201) engages an inner surface of the filter housing (23) and the leaf spring (201) bulges in the direction of insertion of the leaf spring into the housing, preventing removal of the leaf spring, in a direction opposite to the insertion direction, from the filter housing (23), the coupling assembly (200) comprising a connecting part for connecting the core element (38) to the coupling assembly (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Parker Filtration B.V.
    Inventors: Henk van Savooijen, Pieter van Gisbergen, Richard Theodorus Antonius Arts, Marinus Johannes Berend van Boven
  • Patent number: 8551329
    Abstract: Dosing chambers, for use with pressurized water filters of the type used with ponds, require isolation before accessing to prevent water egress. The invention comprises a chamber in which dosing substances may be placed, a water inlet and a water outlet, a lid for sealingly closing the chamber, a valve for closing the water inlet and an interlock means for operating the valve to close the water inlet as the lid is removed, so that when dosing substances are placed into the chamber pressurized water is prevented from issuing through the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Paxton
  • Patent number: 8535525
    Abstract: A machine is provided with a slot to releasably receive and retain a cartridge in which dialysis is effected. The machine is configured for supplying to the cartridge, at a controlled temperature and rate, sterile water for use in haemodialysis and is operable to maintain, in a sterile condition, residual water contained therein after completion of a haemodialysis treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Quanta Fluid Solutions Ltd.
    Inventors: Keith James Heyes, Hugh Christopher Bramley, Alan Melvyn Bhimani
  • Patent number: 8517183
    Abstract: An upper endcap of a fuel filter cartridge includes a skirt, an axially extending pin surrounded by the skirt, and a plurality of ribs that define fluid flow channels leading to the pin. The pin is extendable through an axially facing fuel inlet opening at the upper end of a standpipe for actuating a valve to an open position allowing fuel to flow through the axially facing inlet opening and into the standpipe. The valve can include a hole that receives the pin therein to help stabilize the valve when the valve is actuated open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad M. Thomas, Eric Burgan, Mark J. Johnson, Jeffrey A. Husband
  • Patent number: 8518262
    Abstract: A method of integrating individual water treatment assemblies into a seamless water treatment control system. A Reverse Osmosis assembly contains a controller wherein all other pretreatment and post-treatment assemblies are electrical coupled thereto. The controller is preprogrammed for use in recognizing the coupling of the pretreatment and/or post treatment assemblies wherein and for receiving all control commands for operation thereof. The controller employs cells that allows and installer to interconnect assemblies by coupling low voltage control signal wiring having predefined inputs, set up as PnP, or by use of a personal wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Scott Watkins, Raymond Perdue
  • Patent number: 8512564
    Abstract: It is disclosed a controller for a blood treatment equipment comprising at least a treatment unit including a semipermeable membrane separating the treatment unit in a first compartment for the circulation of blood and in a second compartment for the circulation a of a treatment liquid; the controller is adapted to receive one or more entries of measured information measured during the course of a treatment procedure, calculate from said measured information a value of at least a significant parameter indicative of the progress of an extracorporeal blood treatment carried out by the equipment, wherein the controller is also adapted to compare said calculated significant parameter to at least a prescribed reference value for the same parameter, and to generate at least one output control signal responsive to said comparison for automatically controlling one or more operations performed by the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Bernard Bene, Georges Vantard, Carl W. Reitz
  • Patent number: 8501013
    Abstract: A system is provided for water purification for a recirculation shower in a transport with a filtration unit, a first backwash line and a second backwash line. The filtration unit is designed to filter used shower water. The first backwash line and the second backwash line are designed to clean the filtration unit with a backwashing. The first backwash line is designed to convey backwash water to the filtration unit. The second backwash line is designed to discharge backwash water from the filtration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Simone Guttau, Christiane Lindauer
  • Patent number: 8499939
    Abstract: A coreless and spirally wound non-woven filter element is provided. The filter element includes at least one band of base media having a selected porosity and an interlay having a different porosity within at least one band of base media. The presence of the interlay in the filter element can create additional surface area within the contiguous construction of a filter element for filtration. This interlay can also create the ability to change direction of flow and to increase the deposition of specifically sized contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Perry Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Cloud, John A. Krogue
  • Publication number: 20130186815
    Abstract: A filter insert (10) comprising: a body portion (12) and a closed-ended tube (14), an open end of which is sealingly affixed around the periphery of the body portion (12); an inlet aperture (16) and an outlet aperture (18) each aperture communicating via a through hole in the body portion (12) with the interior of the tube (14); a filter medium (20) located within the tube (14) and being sealingly interposed between the inlet aperture (16) and the outlet aperture (18), wherein the tube (14) is at least partially manufactured of a flexible plastics material, and wherein the body portion (12) is relatively rigid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: David Cupit
  • Patent number: 8491854
    Abstract: A test tube insert includes a flange having a width greater than a width of a mouth of a larger test tube into which the insert is to be inserted. The flange defines a first central opening. An annulus extends integrally downward from the flange. The annulus includes a fenestrated wall and a floor defining a second central opening. A small test tube body, smaller than the larger test tube, extends integrally downward from the floor of the annulus with the second central opening forming a mouth of the small test tube body. The test tube insert is disposed in the mouth of the larger test tube. Fluid is transferred through the central opening and the fluid fills the small test tube body of the test tube insert and flows through the fenestrated wall once the small test tube body is full into the larger test tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventor: Abdullah Khalid Al-Rasheed
  • Publication number: 20130168309
    Abstract: A water treatment assembly generally in the form of a filter faucet generally of the type mounted on a sink or similar countertop surface. The water treatment assembly generally comprises a mounted valve assembly, an inline water filter, and a water spout. The inline water filter is configured intermediate the mounted valve assembly and the spout. The inline water filter has a watertight shell comprising a water inflow port and a water outflow port that allow the filter to be used as a readily replaceable and disposable modular filter cartridge. The filter inflow port allows for releasable fluid engagement with the valve assembly. The filter outflow port comprises a fitting for receiving the spout. Water flow through the filter and spout is controlled by the valve assembly. The combined assembly permits the new use of standard components improved in a cost effective manner to form a reliable filter faucet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Grzegorz Loniewski, Scott Anthony Nightlinger, Agnieszka Monika Loniewska, Piotr Loniewski
  • Publication number: 20130153487
    Abstract: A fuel water separator (FWS) filter that is configured to permit water to be drained from the water sump of the FWS filter without shutting off fuel flow to the FWS filter. A check valve is positioned between the water sump and the filter element. When the FWS filter is under vacuum (e.g. as in operation), the check valve can be closed to allow water to drain from the sump. The check valve can close automatically by floating on accumulated water in the sump until the water rises to a level where the check valve is closed. The check valve can also close by opening the drain valve of the FWS filter, which causes a differential pressure between the sump and the vacuum created in the filter element chamber, which forces the check valve to close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventor: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130153488
    Abstract: An oil filter interposed in an oil passage and configured to perform filtering of oil by causing the oil to pass through a passage hole of a filter body formed by etching, wherein an oil passing section is etched to a half of plate thickness of the filter body on one surface of the filter body, and a plurality of the passage holes are formed by etching in a region where the oil passing section is formed on the other surface of the filter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Shuuji Hori, Mitsumasa Akashi, Masayuki Tajima
  • Patent number: 8425862
    Abstract: The system has a plurality of dishes (1) for receiving at least one sample, each dish having a perforated base (2) enabling liquid reagents or solutions to pass continuously therethrough, the dishes being superposed in a confining tube (5); a circuit (50) for the continuous outflow of the solutions originating from distinct reservoirs (17); a multipath electrovalve (15); an electric pump (13); and a member for controlling and commanding the pump (13) and the multipath electrovalve (15) in a sequential and coordinated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite Joseph Fourier
    Inventor: Jacques Lucien Thelu
  • Patent number: 8394269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water filter device having a filter head with filter head components, a replaceable filter candle with filter candle components, and an encoding structure which is formed between a filter head component and a filter candle component. The water filter device is distinguished, in a first embodiment, in that an encoding structure is formed with axial orientation on an end face of the filter candle and/or on an element which is associated with such an end face of the filter candle. In a second embodiment, said water filter device is distinguished in that an encoding structure is formed separately from a fixing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Aquis Wasser-Luft-Systeme GmbH, Lindau Zweigniederlassung Rebstein
    Inventors: Andreas Wawrla, Roland Scholz
  • Publication number: 20130056408
    Abstract: In a fuel filter device, in particular for diesel fuel, including a housing, which has a receiving chamber for a medium to be separated from the fuel, a valve device is provided which can be moved between a closed position closing the receiving chamber and an open position opening up the receiving chamber for the removal of the medium from the receiving chamber, the valve device comprises a valve member, which is so arranged that it is biased by the medium in the receiving chamber into the closed position, the medium pressure being exerted on a surface at the valve member for keeping the valve member in its closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Buchner, Carlos Holtnagel, Jürgen Orlich, Harry Wolf
  • Patent number: 8372275
    Abstract: The present invention is a liquid filter that includes a removable filter cartridge that is easily accessible for quick, easy replacement, the filter being installed directly adjacent to or preferably in direct contact with the sink itself utilizing the opening originally intended for the spray attachment on the sink, or, where there is no opening for a spray attachment, by adding a small hole to access the liquid supply below the countertop, the filter being designed to sit entirely on top of the sink flange or countertop immediately adjacent to the sink and containing an integral faucet for dispensing filtered liquid, along with an integral actuator or switch to control the flow of filtered liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Protect Plus, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lackey, Bob Beckmann, Glenn Cueman
  • Patent number: 8343341
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of sanitizing drinking water to be dispensed from a water dispenser having a reservoir includes the steps of providing the ozone gas generator that generates an ozone gas stream, transmitting the ozone gas stream from the generator to the water dispenser reservoir, mechanically breaking up the ozone gas stream inside the reservoir to produce ozone gas bubbles, and using the ozone gas bubbles to disinfect water in the reservoir. The ozone gas stream can be mechanically broken up using a pump such as, for example, an impeller type pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: S.I.P. Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Davis, James Jackson Shelton
  • Publication number: 20120267293
    Abstract: A liquid filter including a filter housing, a ring filter insert and a cover. The housing bottom contains an outlet for emptying the housing when the filter insert is removed. The filter insert includes a filter material body surrounded by front panels. A blocking element for the outlet is arranged on one front panel, and positioning elements are provided on the filter insert and on the housing. The positioning elements include an inclined plane and an engaging radially protruding nose. The inclined plane is arranged on one and the nose is arranged on the other of the filter housing part and the ring filter insert. When the ring filter insert is rotated relative to the filter housing, the inclined plane and the nose are moved in relation to each other such that they slide along each other and engage the blocking element with the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: HENGST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Ardes
  • Patent number: 8277656
    Abstract: The filter device is provided with a housing (1) and with a stack of filter plates (10, 11) arranged therein at a spacing from one another. The housing includes an inlet (7) for the fluid to be filtered, an outlet (9) for the filtrate which is connected in a conducting manner to the inside of the filter plates (10, 11), and a cavity extending through the stack and formed by recesses in the filter plates (10, 11). The filter plate stack is arranged fixed to the housing, and a centrifugal pump (14) with several impellers (15) is arranged within the filter plate stack. This pump ensures an intensive through-flow of the filter plate stack and thus a removal of the filter residues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Grundfos Management A/S
    Inventor: Christian Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20120223002
    Abstract: Disclosed is a capsule apparatus having a filter housing defining a filter chamber with a top cap having a plurality of ports extending substantially laterally from a top end of the top cap to reduce the overall dimensions of the apparatus. The lateral and substantially uniform orientation of the ports facilitates connection to panel mount assemblies and improves filter maintenance processes. A transfer tube extending the length of the capsule allows the introduction of heated fluids from a top mounted inlet port to a bottom of the capsule chamber to allow or a substantially uniform heat gradient in the capsule filter chamber. An alternative shield secured in the housing defines a first chamber in fluid communication with an inlet and a second chamber wherein the two chambers are in fluid communication via an opening defined by a lower end of the shield and a bottom of the filter chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Zhenwu Lin
  • Publication number: 20120199529
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter comprising at least one first (2) and at least one second filter medium (3), said filter media defining therebetween a flow space (4) in which a device (5) for separation and flow guidance is inserted and divides the flow space such that a functional space (25, 26) is disposed adjacent to the first (2) or the second filter medium (3), respectively. The first filter medium (2) defines a hollow space (21) toward the outside and the second filter medium (3) defines a hollow space (22) toward the inside, and each of the hollow spaces (21, 22) can be connected to at least one fluid duct (23, 24). The filter is characterised in that the flow space (4) comprising the two functional spaces (25, 26) thereof can be connected to at least one further fluid duct (27) that is separated in a fluid-tight manner from the other fluid ducts (23, 24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Markus Dewes
  • Patent number: 8225863
    Abstract: A modular screen system allows connection of screens using couplings that connect the annular space in each module between the screen material and the base pipe. A series of connected screens and couplings feed into a single valve to control the flow through many screens. The valve is preferably located in a coupling and the passages through the coupling or the screen can also accommodate instrumentation to detect, store or transmit well data or flows through the various screen modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Aaron C. Hammer, Nicholas J. Clem, Edward J. O'Malley
  • Patent number: 8221617
    Abstract: An apparatus for reclaiming hot process water from a animal processing facility includes a screen portion, a filtration portion and optionally a UV sterilization portion. The screen portion receives dirty hot process water and removes macroscopic debris to produce raw tank water. Raw tank water is pumped through the filtration portion at relatively high pressure in order to remove substantially all solids to produce a permeate side stream. The permeate is optionally passed through a very intense ultra-violet field in order to produce uncontaminated reclaimed hot process water which may be safely reintroduced as hot scald water for the poultry cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: American Water Purification, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny E. Gates, James E. Loewen, Aron T. Wilde
  • Patent number: 8216467
    Abstract: A filter device has a filter housing (1), at least one filter element (13) received in the filter housing (1) and an inner fluid space (71) limited by a filter medium (17) through which the fluid to be cleaned can flow. The filter medium separates the inner fluid space (71) from an exterior fluid space (11) located in the filter housing (1). The filter housing (1) has a fluid inlet (7) and a fluid outlet for cleaned fluid. A fluid guide device (9) is connected downstream to the fluid inlet (7) and can be optionally retrofitted to form a flow path between the fluid inlet (7) and the exterior fluid space (11) or between the fluid inlet (7) and the inner fluid space (71) disposed in the filter element (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hydac Filtertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Viktor Lauer, Michael Sakraschinsky
  • Patent number: 8202422
    Abstract: A fluid system for a pump circuit (10), in particular a hydraulic high-pressure pump circuit, has a function block (12). In the housing of the function block, fluid-conducting paths extend and are connected to valve components (32, 46) at least partially. A filter device is an at least partially integrated constituent part of the function block of the fluid system. The filter device (46) with its filter housing (56) can be connected to the function block (12) such that at least one filter element (70) is received in the installation space (72) of the function block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Hydac Process Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Wnuk, Markus Olschok, Jürgen Sauer
  • Publication number: 20120145625
    Abstract: A liquid filter assembly is provided. The assembly includes a liquid filter cartridge and a housing. The liquid filter cartridge, includes, among other things, first and second, opposite, end caps each having a central aperture therethrough. A seal arrangement including a radially directed seal is mounted on a seal support of the first end cap that projects away from the second end cap. The cartridge includes a seal mount configured to define a seal plane non-orthogonal to a central axis of the cartridge. The housing includes a filter head and a housing sidewall. The filter head includes a filter head having a body, a top cover and a bottom aperture opposite the top cover. The housing extends through the bottom aperture. The cartridge as described is installed in the housing, with an end cap radially sealed against a tube in a bottom of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Schiavon, Mauro Cantoni, Andrey Zanettin, Claudio Formica
  • Patent number: 8187476
    Abstract: A spin column device, which contains a rigid porous filter that retains its shape during centrifugation, chromatography methods using the device to isolate a desired substance, e.g., a biological molecule, from other substances in a mixture, and kits containing the device with one or more reagents for use in the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: BioVentures, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliott P. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20120111789
    Abstract: An anti-viral device including a body having at least one side wall defining an interior space therein. The body has opposite first and second open ends, the open ends also defined by the at least one side wall and in fluid communication with the interior space. The device further includes at least one flap operatively connected to the at least one side wall and extending into the interior space from the at least one sidewall toward the longitudinal axis of the body, the at least one flap being flexible. And, the device also includes at least one groove disposed in a surface of the at least one flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Stuart Bogle
  • Patent number: 8157998
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for separating radioisotope thallium-201. The device includes an evaporation unit for a solution vial, a first glass vial connected to a first valve and a second valve, an ion exchange column connected to a third valve, a second glass vial connected to a fourth valve and a fifth valve, a collection vial for receiving solution from the fifth valve, a product vial with a membrane filter and a vacuum unit connected to the first valve, the fourth valve and a sixth valve. This device can separate out high-concentration thallium-201 solution from which radioisotope thallium-201 can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council—Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Wuu-Jyh Lin, Jenn-Tzong Chen, Sun-Rong Huang, Ying-Ming Tsai, Jainn-Hsin Lu
  • Patent number: 8147683
    Abstract: A portable lubricant filtration system and method is provided for facile pre-filtering of used or new lubricant prior to pumping the lubricant into its intended machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Trico Corporation
    Inventor: Jay Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120074073
    Abstract: A concentrator is used for concentrating a fluid, particularly a plasma component out of blood, for treatment of a patient. The concentrator apparatus includes a main housing defining a centrifuge chamber, that also holds the filter. The concentrator allows viewing of the fluid after centrifuging, with an outlet port positionable at a height corresponding to the level of the fraction of the fluid to be further concentrated. Once the fluid is centrifuged, a portion of the fluid is drawn through the outlet, and then pressured past the filter to further concentrate the fluid using the same vessel as used for centrifuging. The same plunger is preferably used to draw centrifuged fluid from the centrifuge chamber as to pressure the centrifuged fluid past the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Circle Biologics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Coull, Matthew Kyle, Louis S. Kidder
  • Publication number: 20120031824
    Abstract: A module insert includes at least one water level sensor, at least one valve, at least one flow channel for water, and at least one reservoir with a sorbent mechanism. The sorbent mechanism is configured to absorb impurities from the separated water and is disposed in the reservoir. The sorbent mechanism is further configured to extend a dwell time of the separated water in the module insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Braunheim, Matthias Gänswein, Jörg Hrodek, Richard Wlassa, Sven Siegle
  • Patent number: RE45080
    Abstract: A filter assembly for filtering water from an external source, the filter assembly having a manifold assembly and a filter cartridge. The filter cartridge includes a cartridge engagement means while the manifold includes a manifold engagement means. The cartridge engagement means and manifold engagement means cooperatively interfacing for removable attachment of the filter cartridge to the manifold assembly. The cartridge engagement means and manifold engagement means oriented in a retaining relation during removal of the cartridge filter from the manifold assembly such that any entrained pressure within the cartridge filter is vented while the cartridge engagement means and manifold engagement means are in the retaining relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Karl Fritze