Within Flow Line Or Flow Line Connected Close Casing Patents (Class 210/435)
  • Patent number: 10987615
    Abstract: A manifold assembly including a linear guide and a method of engaging a filter capsule in the manifold assembly are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peng Sun, Kurt E. Brown
  • Patent number: 10981086
    Abstract: The invention provides a purification column that contains an adsorbent and shows excellent adsorptivity. Specifically, this purification column is provided with an adsorbent and a case that contains the adsorbent and has a tubular housing and treatment fluid supply port and discharge port at both ends of the housing. The purification column is characterized in that: a distribution plate is disposed at least on one end face side of the adsorbent; the distribution plate has a plurality of openings that allow communication of the treatment fluid, a support body, and a protrusion extending from the supporting body to the adsorbent side; and at least part of the protrusion is inserted into the adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Hisashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10925741
    Abstract: An apparatus for shaping a Platelet Rich Fibrin component of patient whole blood includes a main body. The main body includes a substantially planar surface. The main body also has a reservoir positioned therein. The substantially planar surface includes a plurality of channels fluidly connecting the substantially planar surface and the reservoir. The apparatus also includes a lid which is positioned over the substantially planar surface. The lid is used to compress a Platelet Rich Fibrin component. Liquids that are expressed from the Platelet Rich Fibrin component flow to the reservoir. The apparatus also includes openings for forming plugs of Platelet Rich Fibrin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Michael John Hawley
  • Patent number: 10883977
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, kits, and methods for separating blood plasma or serum from whole blood. The present invention further provides systems, devices, and methods for separating a volume of blood plasma or serum from whole blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Spot Bioscience, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Wright, James Hill
  • Patent number: 10828587
    Abstract: Filter media comprising nanofibers and related components, systems, and methods associated therewith are provided. In some embodiments, a filter media may comprise a first fiber web and a second fiber web designed to impart beneficial properties to the filter media. For instance, in some embodiments, the first fiber web may provide high particulate efficiency and the second fiber web may provide suitable capacity. In some embodiments, the first and second fiber webs may have certain properties (e.g., water contact angle, surface energy) that are similar or substantially the same. The similarities between the first and second fiber webs may serve to enhance the structural stability of the filter media under various conditions (e.g., high temperature, high pressure, steam sterilization) and/or permeability to certain fluids (e.g., water). Filter media, as described herein, may be particularly well-suited for applications that involve liquid filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Abdoulaye Doucouré, Randall B. Keisler
  • Patent number: 10792963
    Abstract: The filter assembly is positioned between an outwardly threaded stem of a tire valve that controls the flow of tire gas and an internally threaded stem-receiving mount on a tire gas sensor. The filter assembly includes a housing having relatively opposing first and second ends, a mount-engaging portion adjacent to said first end, a cavity open at said first end, a stem-engaging stub at the second end, and at least one port extending through the stub and into the cavity; a filter insertable in the cavity; and a retainer mountable in the cavity at the first end of the housing and having a bore extending therethrough. The stub at the second end of the housing is disposed to depress the tire valve stem and release tire gas when the filter assembly and the tire valve stem are fully threaded into the mount on the sensing device. The tire gas flows through the port in the stub, the filter, and the bore in the retainer before reaching the sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DORAN MANUFACTURING LLC
    Inventors: Jie Shen, Jeffrey Stegman, James Clifford Samocki
  • Patent number: 10766000
    Abstract: A nanofiber for a filter medium is provided that includes fiber-forming ingredients including polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and an emulsifying agent for improving the miscibility of the fiber-forming ingredients. The nanofiber has excellent mechanical strength and chemical resistance and, at the same time, significantly increased hydrophilicity without a separate surface modification/treatment to/on the nanofiber. A filter medium comprising said nanofiber can exhibit improved flux and filtration efficiency and excellent physical properties in a water treatment process in which a pressure equal to or more than a predetermined level is applied and which requires the filter medium to have high mechanical strength and in a water treatment process which requires chemical resistance as the liquid being filtered is strongly acidic or alkaline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ui Young Jeong
  • Patent number: 10731745
    Abstract: A technique that can efficiently reduce the number of oil bubbles. An oil-bubble reducing structure that is arranged in an automatic transmission includes: a filter that is arranged in an oil path for oil flowing through the automatic transmission, wherein the filter has pores formed in its framework having a polygonal cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Sone, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Mitsuhiro Shimamura, Tadashi Goto, Kana Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10428704
    Abstract: An anti-rotation oil filter system to prevent inadvertent release of the oil filter from a lubrication system is provided. The system includes a ratchet gear attached to one of either the oil filter or the engine's oil filter attachment base. In both embodiments, a spring-loaded ratchet release pawl is provided to engage the ratchet and to thereby hold the filter in place against the attachment base until such time as the filter needs to be changed. Where the ratchet gear is fitted to the filter, a ratchet release pawl is associated with the engine's oil filter attachment base. The teeth of the ratchet ring gear extend outwardly from the filter. Alternatively, where the ratchet gear is fitted to the engine's filter attachment base, a ratchet release pawl is associated with the filter. Regardless of the embodiment, the ratchet gear and pawl arrangement restricts filter rotation to maintain clamp load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Schlaff, Richard J. Anton, Gary Michael Fenn, Michael Selleck, James M. Basile
  • Patent number: 10398059
    Abstract: Provided is a cooling device, and methods of fabricating and operating such cooling devices, for electromagnetic induction (EMI) filters. Specifically, a cooling device is provided which comprises a housing enclosing the electromagnetic induction filter. The housing may comprise one or more of the following: one or more exterior chambers, one or more central flow channels, and peripheral flow channels. The one or more exterior chambers surround an exterior surface of the EMI filter. The one or more central flow channels extend the length of the center of the EMIR filter. The peripheral flow channels extend the length of the exterior of the electromagnetic induction filter. The peripheral flow channels may be disposed between one or more exterior chambers and open into the one or more exterior chambers. The one or more central flow channels, the peripheral flow channels, and the one or more exterior chambers are interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Dalton Williams, Timothy Doyle Messer, John R. Hull
  • Patent number: 10369502
    Abstract: A spin-on filter includes a housing and a cover plate defining a central opening. The housing has a closed end a circumferential wall extending from the closed end to an open end and circumscribes an internal chamber configured to receive a filter element. The cover plate includes a substantially planar outer surface extending radially outward from the central opening to an outer circumferential wall. The spin-on filter also includes a series of engagement tabs integrally formed with one of the outer circumferential wall of the cover plate or the interior wall of the housing. Each engagement tab is configured to mate with corresponding ones of a series of receiving slots formed within the other one of the outer circumferential wall of the cover plate or the interior wall of the housing when the cover plate and the housing are axially pressed together to secure the cover plate to the open end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology Group Inc.
    Inventors: David Brent Harrelson, James Michael Glazewski, Matthew Robert Hudson
  • Patent number: 10350525
    Abstract: A connecting structure connects a filter housing to a filter housing retaining structure. The connecting structure conducts a liquid that is to be cleaned to the filter housing and discharges a purified liquid. The connecting structure includes a filter housing cover that connects to the filter housing and that receives a filter medium. The filter housing cover has attachment elements that connect to corresponding attachment elements of the filter housing retaining structure to establish an exchange of fluids between the filter housing retaining structure and the filter housing. Filter housing cover guides are on opposing sides of the filter housing cover; and guides on the filter housing retaining structure engage the filter housing cover guides when connecting the attachment elements of the filter housing cover with the attachment elements of the filter housing retaining structure to support and linearly guide the filter housing cover during the connection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SARTORIUS LAB INSTRUMENTS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Roman Ritzka, Sebastian Purmann, Richard Brisland
  • Patent number: 10328367
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Strix Limited
    Inventor: Duncan Howie
  • Patent number: 10016707
    Abstract: A pipeline strainer having a body with a straining element therein. A portion of the straining element is in the path of fluid flowing from the inlet to the outlet of the body. A first end of the straining element may be parallel to the inlet, or may be coextensive with the inlet. The second end of the straining element may be disposed proximate a debris drain. A first axis from the inlet for fluid to the outlet for fluid and a second axis from the inlet for fluid to the debris drain may form an angle of less than 30°. A rotatable plug may be disposed in the debris drain. The straining element may include at least one corrugation. A cover plate may be removable secured to the bottom of the body of the pipeline strainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Metraflex Company
    Inventors: James R Richter, Daniel T Holbach, Martin I Rogin, Daniel R Kish, James Orrico
  • Patent number: 9939430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, including a diagnostic method, for characterising platelets. More particularly, the invention relates to methods for characterising platelets by immobilising platelets on a substrate for detection and subsequent characterisation, and to devices on which such a method may be practiced. The method comprises the steps of:—a. contacting a substrate that includes a plurality of discrete platelet-binding zones having a surface area of 7850 ?m2 orless with a fluid composition comprising platelets; and b. detecting platelets bound to the platelet-binding zones and thereby characterising platelets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Dublin City University, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    Inventors: Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts, Sofia Ramstrom, Antonio Ricco, Kenny Dermot, Gerardene Meade, Sarah O'Neill, Asif Riaz, Luke Lee
  • Patent number: 9895632
    Abstract: A liquid filter cartridge is provided. Preferred seal arrangements are provided, to provide for preferred axial load conditions, with respect to one or more of the end caps of the cartridge. Some cartridge configurations provided include no core structure or outer liner structure therein, to support axial load. Assemblies using the cartridge, and methods of assembly and use, are provided. The liquid filter cartridge can be a serviceable cartridge, or it can be retained permanently in a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John Hacker
  • Patent number: 9856504
    Abstract: A device for the microbiological detection and analysis of a controlled interface where known and controlled exposure of a sample of interest interacts with one of series of porous reactive zones in a manner that allows discernable activity to be detected. A favorable environment within the device allows agents emanating from the sample of interest to react with specific agents emanating from the porous reaction zone in a manner that is repeatable and precise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: D. Roy Cullimore
  • Patent number: 9790542
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for a device that collects vesicles and vesicle-like materials from biological fluids. Such devices include at least one sample loading region; at least one corresponding vesicle-capture material, wherein said vesicle-capture material includes glass-like materials; and at least one corresponding sample receiving region, wherein passage of the biological fluid from the sample loading region through the vesicle-capture material and into the sample receiving region results in the capture of vesicles. Additional embodiments provide for a method of isolating vesicles and vesicle-like materials from biological fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: HITACHI CHEMICAL CO., LTD., HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY AMERICA, LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9719129
    Abstract: Provided is a device that collects vesicles and vesicle-like materials from biological fluids. Such devices comprise at least one sample loading region; at least one corresponding vesicle-capture material, wherein said vesicle-capture material comprises glass-like materials; and at least one corresponding sample receiving region, wherein passage of the biological fluid from the sample loading region through the vesicle capture material and into the sample receiving region results in the capture of vesicles. Additional methods provide for a method of isolating vesicles and vesicle-like materials from biological fluids are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: HITACHI CHEMICAL CO., LTD., HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY AMERICA, LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9511313
    Abstract: A hollow cylindrical filter element for a liquid filter is flowed through in radial direction from an exterior of the filter element to an interior of the filter element by a fluid to be filtered. The fluid after filtration is drained from the interior of the filter element in an axial direction of the filter element. The filter element has a closure tube arranged in the interior of the filter element. The closure tube has a diameter that is smaller than a diameter of the interior of the filter element. The closure tube has a fluid-tight wall and the fluid after filtration is drained in the axial direction through the closure tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventor: Guenter Jokschas
  • Patent number: 9370935
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a liquid ejecting head including a flow path member which allows a capacity of an air bubble chamber to be increased as much as possible and in which a filter is not clogged even when the variation of a liquid consumption amount is large, and a liquid ejecting apparatus including the flow path member. Alternatively, the invention is to provide a liquid ejecting head including a flow path member which allows a capacity of an air bubble chamber to be increased as much as possible while being miniaturized in a transporting direction and a liquid ejecting apparatus including the flow path member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masahisa Nawano
  • Patent number: 9080080
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polishing composition capable of reducing scratches and particles of an object to be polished, after polishing. It is a method for producing a polishing composition including a step of filtering with a filtration filter a silica particle dispersion containing colloidal silica whose primary particles have an average particle diameter in a range of 1 to 100 nm, wherein the filtration filter includes diatomite cationized by use of a polyvalent amine compound having 9 to 200 cationic groups in the molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoneda, Kanji Sato
  • Publication number: 20150144549
    Abstract: A filter device having a filter housing having at least two housing parts (1 and 11), which can be separated from one another in order to receive at least one filter element (21), and which can be connected to one another by means of a coupling device (7), is characterized in that the respective filter element (21), or an adapter that can be connected thereto, forms a functionally essential component of the coupling device (7) such that it is only when the filter element (21) has been placed in its functional position within at least one of the housing parts (1, 11) that the respective other housing part (1, 11) can be connected to this first housing part while forming the filter housing of a functional filter device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Micha Kreibig
  • Publication number: 20150136684
    Abstract: A fuel filter, including: a housing, an inlet port, and an outlet port. The housing includes: a first axially disposed side wall forming a radially outermost portion of a circumference for the housing; a second axially disposed side wall located radially inward of the first axially disposed wall; a first radially disposed end wall connected to a first axial edge of the first axially disposed wall; and a second radially disposed end wall connected to a first axial edge of the second axially disposed side wall. The outlet port extends from the second radially disposed end wall and is radially aligned with the second axially disposed side wall. The inlet port extends from the first radially disposed end wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Motor Components, LLC
    Inventors: Edison X. Moreira-Espinoza, Kenneth F. Seager, SR.
  • Publication number: 20150136677
    Abstract: A filter box (10) having at least one main compartment (20) in fluid flow communication with a main tank (6) and with a transfer pump (8) for feeding with fuel, together with at least one secondary compartment (30) in fluid flow communication with a secondary tank (7) and an ejector (9). The box includes one grid (40) per compartment co-operating with a system for moving the grid in translation in order to be extracted from said compartment through a slot (23, 33) present in a bottom (14) of the compartment (20, 30), and a leaktight shutter system (50) for each compartment (20, 30) for preventing fuel escaping from said slot (23, 33) of a compartment (20, 30) in the absence of said grid (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Sylvain BORNES
  • Patent number: 9034196
    Abstract: A microfluidic device with a filter includes a substrate; a flowpath including a well formed in the substrate in fluid communication with a channel formed in the substrate; and a filter disposed across the flowpath and associated with the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Mouradian, Josh Molho, Ming Wu, Hayley Wu, Javier A. Farinas
  • Patent number: 9033158
    Abstract: The present invention provides molded activated carbon, and the molded activated carbon is produced by molding a mixture containing powdery activated carbon (a) having a median particle size of 80 ?m to 120 ?m and a standard deviation ?g of 1.3 to 1.9 in a particle size distribution and a fibrous binder (b). The molded activated carbon of the present invention has excellent removability for free residual chlorine, volatile organic compounds, CAT, and 2-MIB and excellent turbidity filterability, and is for use as a water purifier cartridge or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KURARAY CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroe Yoshinobu, Satoru Arita, Shuji Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20150129508
    Abstract: A method of filtering contaminants from a fluid is disclosed. A feedstream of fluid containing contaminants is directed into a filter chamber containing a filter element. Part of the feedstream fluid flows in one of: a forward flow direction where it passes in a first direction through a wall of the filter element; and a reverse flow direction where it passes in a second, opposite direction through the wall. The filtrate is directed into a flowline for collection. The feedstream fluid is then arranged to flow through the filter element in the other direction, to remove contaminant material from a surface of the element wall. Following removal of contaminant material, the feedstream fluid is continued to be directed through the wall of the filter element in said other direction, to filter out contaminants from the fluid during flow in said other direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher William Sweeney
  • 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: 9023203
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hengst SE & Co., KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Ardes
  • Publication number: 20150114897
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the invention pertains to a fluid filter having a fine media element and a coarse media element inside a housing. The fine media element has a plurality of apertures through a flange around the periphery of the fine media element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Filtran LLC
    Inventors: John G. Eleftherakis, Ibrahim Khalil
  • Publication number: 20150114915
    Abstract: A velocity reducing filter port is provided herein. More specifically, provided herein is a pool filter comprising a filter housing having a sidewall and a bottom wall defining an inner chamber, an inlet section positioned in the sidewall of the filter housing, an outlet section positioned in the sidewall of the filter housing, and a flow controller attached to the inlet section, the flow controller having a flow controller inlet, a flow controller outlet, and a wall therebetween, wherein the flow controller inlet has an inlet cross-sectional area and the flow controller outlet has an outlet cross-sectional area greater than the inlet cross-sectional area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Lawrence Marciano, Joseph Anthony Tessitore
  • Publication number: 20150114900
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swimming pool cleaning apparatus comprising: at least one hydraulic liquid circulation circuit between at least one liquid inlet (3) and at least one liquid outlet (4), and through a removable filtration device of the cleaning apparatus. The filtration device comprises at least one filtration chamber (8) comprising: a cover (2), a filtration basket (17), the hydraulic fluid circulation circuit comprising a liquid discharge tube (20) emerging from the apparatus through an opening (4) formed in the cover (2) of the filtration device, the filtration basket (17) comprising a central filtering wall (9) surrounding the liquid discharge tube (20) over at least a part of its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Philippe Pichon, Rémi Deloche, Philippe Blanc-Tailleur
  • Publication number: 20150108067
    Abstract: A treatment process for municipal, commercial, industrial, and institutional fluids containing one or more substances at a first concentration includes a contactor, an aerator, and a separator. The fluid is mixed with a powdered natural lignocellulosic material (“PNLM”), a microbial growth inoculum, and at least a portion of the fluid in the contactor to provide a mixture that includes an established, acclimated microbial growth in the fluid. The mixture is introduced to an aerator where physical binding and chemical bonding of at least some of the one or more substances to the PNLM additionally physiological uptake by microbial growth in a biosludge reduces the concentration of at least some of the one or more substances in the fluid discharged from the aerator to a second concentration. The biosludge is separated to recover at least a portion of the PNLM that is recycled to the contactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Calhoun
  • Publication number: 20150101970
    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. 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. A dispersion ring or dispersion plate may be secured to a distal end of the transfer tube to promote uniform dispersion of liquids and/or gases introduced into the capsule apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: ZenPpure Corporation
    Inventors: ZhenWu Lin, Mark D. Lorusso
  • Patent number: 8999035
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally provide a containment system having integrated bubble tight-dampers. In another embodiment, the containment system includes an integral auto-scan mechanism disposed in the housing of the containment system so that a filter element, disposed in the housing, may be leak tested without accessing the interior of the housing. In yet another embodiment, a method for testing a filter disposed in a containment system includes challenging an upstream side of a filter element disposed in a housing of the containment system with a test aerosol, and automatically moving a probe disposed within the housing to obtain samples for leak testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Camfil USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Morse, Mark Huza
  • Patent number: 8999153
    Abstract: A liquid waste treatment system is described. The system may include a first treatment conduit, a second treatment conduit, and at least one junction pipe disposed there between. In some instances, the system may include an upper junction pipe and a lower junction pipe disposed between a first and a second treatment conduit. In one or more embodiments, the system may be arranged in a substantially linear arrangement, such as a straight trench arrangement or a serial distribution arrangement. The system may reduce the need for additional treatment conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Presby Patent Trust
    Inventor: David W. Presby
  • Publication number: 20150083667
    Abstract: Provided are filtration media and matrixes comprising a pulverized powder of ion exchange resin and a polymeric binder. The resin can be pulverized to an average particle size in the range of 50 to 250 microns and can comprise a cation exchange resin, an anion exchange resin, a chelating resin, a biologically-related ion exchange resin, or combinations thereof. The media can further comprise activated carbon. The binder can be ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. The filtration media can be used to make matrixes and systems. Methods of making and using the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Mark R. Stouffer
  • Publication number: 20150087016
    Abstract: A method for processing a blood sample is provided that can improve the recovery rate of deformable rare cells that would easily pass through a filter and small rare cells while reducing the filtration area of the filter, and that can recover the rare cells alive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ARKRAY Inc.
    Inventor: Hidenori Takagi
  • Patent number: 8974569
    Abstract: Disclosed is multi-flow filter cartridge assembly that includes an elongated housing that has axially opposed proximal and distal ends and defines an interior cavity and first, second and third flow paths which extend from the proximal end of the housing to the distal end. The cartridge assembly also includes first, second and third filter elements. The first filter element is disposed within the interior cavity of the housing and conditions fluid that traverses the first flow path from a first inlet port to a first outlet port. The second filter element is disposed within the interior cavity of the housing and conditions fluid that traverses the second flow path from a second inlet port to a second outlet port. Lastly, the third filter element is also disposed within the interior cavity of the housing and conditions fluid that traverses the third flow path from a third inlet port to a third outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Paul A. Matula, Dominick Mastri, James R. Parys, Ralph Stearns, Johnnie H. Copley, Christopher Estkowski
  • Publication number: 20150060338
    Abstract: A apparatus and system for filtering wastewater from a basin is disclosed, wherein the apparatus prevents backflow of waste water, provides easy access for cleaning and replacing strainers, and a viewing window. The apparatus also provides additional ports for draining the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Publication number: 20150048021
    Abstract: In some arrangements, a separation device can receive a discharge from a sink or garbage disposal unit and separate the discharge into a fluid portion and a solids portion. The separation device can include an inlet for receiving the discharge and an outlet for passing the fluid portion to a waste line. The separation device can include a screen that collects the solids portion and that permits the fluid portion to pass through the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Lyle Bates
  • Publication number: 20150041386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a melt-joined filter element with improved testability after dry steaming or alternatively after sterilization by irradiation, to a method for producing the filter element according to the invention, and to the use of the filter element for filtering solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Bjoern Hansmann, Volkmar Thom, Thomas Loewe
  • Publication number: 20150041387
    Abstract: A filter assembly that includes a filter body defining a mouth, a filter element disposed in the filter body, and a seal disposed on the mouth. The seal has a seal body defining a center axis. The seal body has an axial surface perpendicular to the center axis and an outer annular surface revolved about the center axis. A portion of the outer annular surface defines at least one of an arcuate and a substantially frustoconical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Darrell T. McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20150041385
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cartridge (104; 204; 304; 404; 504; 604; 704; 804) for a fluid treatment system (101; 401), wherein the cartridge (104; 204; 304; 404; 504; 604; 704; 804) includes a housing defining at least one chamber for a fluid treatment medium, includes providing a cartridge housing part (212; 312; 512; 612; 712; 812) including at least one wall (217; 313; 517; 613; 713; 813) defining at least one opening (218; 318; 518; 618; 718; 818) closable by a filter element (219; 319; 519; 619; 719; 819). The filter element (219; 319; 519; 619; 719; 819) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Josef Taszarek, Gunder Guckes, Maria Festner, Uwe Lang, Tobias Schuler, Juergen Forst, Thomas Hoerning
  • Publication number: 20150041413
    Abstract: A method of injecting fluid into an injection well comprises receiving, by an input device, an input, verifying an authorization to use a filter assembly in response to receiving the input, opening an actuator valve in response to the verifying, actuating a pump in fluid communication with the actuator valve in response to the verifying, receiving a fluid within a filter assembly in response to opening the actuator valve and actuating the pump, wherein the fluid comprises suspended solids, and separating at least a portion of the suspended solids in the fluid within the filter assembly. The pump may be disposed downstream of the filter assembly, and receiving fluid within the filter assembly may comprise drawing fluid into the filter assembly in response to actuating the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Benavides
  • Patent number: 8945374
    Abstract: A device and mechanism for recommending a water filter in a beverage dispenser is described. A sensor senses qualities of unfiltered water. Another sensor senses qualities of a flavorant container, such as the flavorant contained within the container. Based on the quality of the unfiltered water and the particular flavored beverage desired, the device will recommend a water filter to optimize the flavor of the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin M. Chase
  • Publication number: 20150014233
    Abstract: A filter for gravity-fed applications, having filter media with a hollow center, the filter being generally prone to a degradation or cessation in fluid flow due to air entrapment or air lock within the filter housing cavity, which develops during filtering. A diffuser element is introduced to pierce the entrapped air bubble, the diffuser element being an elongated structure connected to the filter housing top end cap and extending through the entrapped air bubble to the filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen P. Huda, Andrew Lombardo
  • 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: 20150014234
    Abstract: The wastewater treatment system includes a hollow, elongate, horizontally disposed, cylindrical body made from plastic is adapted for water storage and treatment. The cylindrical body includes reinforcement ribs formed by a helically wound steel band embedded in the plastic and extending between opposite open ends of the elongate cylindrical body. A voltage source selectively energizes the steel band. A pair of bulkhead members respectively extends across and covers opposite ends of the cylindrical body. A fluid-tight wall is mounted in the cylindrical body, the first bulkhead member, the fluid-tight wall and the cylindrical body forming a fluid-tight tank defining a liquid storage chamber. The second bulkhead member and the fluid-tight wall define a dry liquid treatment equipment chamber. An inlet pipe extends into the tank for admitting the pretreatment liquid into the tank. An outlet pipe extends from the tank and discharges the treated liquid from the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: DANIEL M. EARLY, SCOTT F. EASTER