For Series Flow Patents (Class 210/489)
  • Patent number: 11161752
    Abstract: A portable water-purifying pouch is provided that includes a pouch-shaped body comprising an inlet part, through which water to be treated is introduced, and an outlet part, from which drinking water obtained by filtering the water being treated is discharged and a pouch-shaped filter medium, which is provided inside the body so as to hold and filter the water being treated, which has been introduced into the body, and comprises a fiber web layer having the structure of a three-dimensional network formed of nanofibers. The portable water-purifying pouch allows a large flow rate of drinking water to be obtained in a short time while filtering, with significantly superior efficiency, foreign substances such as bacteria and harmful germs in the water being treated merely by self-weight or by lightly applying pressure with a hand to the water being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ui Young Jeong
  • Patent number: 11150225
    Abstract: A filter includes an inlet side, an outlet side, and a body. The body includes a first substrate that includes an array of inlet holes passing through the first substrate, and a second substrate that includes an array of outlet holes passing through the second substrate. The body further includes an intermediate region that includes a plurality of channels extending along a plane that is transverse or at an angle to a main axis of the filter. Each channel communicates directly or indirectly with at least one of the inlet holes and at least one of the outlet holes. The filter provides a plurality of fluid flow paths through the body from the inlet side to the outlet side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Qing Bai, Ares Geovanos, Hongfeng Yin, Thor Miller Wilbanks
  • Patent number: 11033838
    Abstract: A filter element (1), with a preferably multilayer structure of a filter medium (3), in pleated form has filter pleats (5, 7) of different pleat heights (h1, h2). The filter pleats (7) with a first pleat height (h1) oppose the filter pleats (5) lower second pleat height (h2). The filter element has a throughflow direction for fluid to be cleaned away from a dirty side to a clean side (R). The transitions arranged adjacent to the inner side all conclude along a fictitious circular cylinder (9), which penetrates the filter medium (3) coaxially to its longitudinal axis (LA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HYDAC FILTERTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Timo Lang
  • Patent number: 10960335
    Abstract: Support and drainage materials, each comprising an element comprising a section having a first end and a second end, and a first major surface, and a plurality of parallel tapered flow channels extending from the first end to the second end, the tapered flow channels comprising tapered side walls arranged in parallel and projecting upwardly from, and perpendicular to, the first major surface, the tapered flow channels having a deeper end and a shallower end, and being deeper at the first end of the section than at the second end of the section, wherein the tapered flow channels are connected at the first end with a cross member, and connected at the second end with a cross member, filters including the materials, and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Sorensen, Martin Zeiler, James A. Bair
  • Patent number: 10940403
    Abstract: A parallel assembly (2; 11; 51) of chromatography column modules (3a,b,c; 13a,b,c; 53a,b,c, 90a, b) connected in a rigid housing (21; 61), the assembly having one common assembly inlet (15; 55) and one common assembly outlet (17; 57), each column module comprising a bed space (29) filled with chromatography medium and each column module comprises integrated fluid conduits which when the column module is connected with other column modules in the rigid housing are adapted to connect the bed space (29) of the column module with the assembly inlet (15; 55) and the assembly outlet (17; 57), wherein the total length and/or volume of the fluid conduit from the assembly inlet to one bed space together with the length and/or volume of the fluid conduit from the same bed space to the assembly outlet is substantially the same for all bed spaces and modules installed in the parallel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cytiva BioProcess R&D AB
    Inventors: Klaus Gebauer, Manoj Kumar Ramakrishna, Daniel Salomonsson, Per Lofving
  • Patent number: 10913035
    Abstract: This invention relates to membranes of two dimensional material and their uses in filtration. The membranes may include polyaromatic molecules which provide a improvement in the rejection observed for small solutes. The two dimensional material may be a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) or hexagonal boron nitride (hBN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Robert Dryfe, Mark Bissett
  • Patent number: 10906211
    Abstract: A surfacing material that is mold-releasable and electrically conductive. This surfacing material can be co-cured with a curable composite substrate and can be in contact with a mold surface such that when the cured composite part is removed from the mold, the surfacing material is releasable from the mold with ease. The mold-releasable surfacing material can effectively eliminate the need for mold release agents and mold surface preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Junjie Jeffrey Sang, Dalip Kumar Kohli
  • Patent number: 10639567
    Abstract: Support and drainage elements, filter including the elements, and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Zeiler, John P. Miller
  • Patent number: 10537837
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite filter media. The composite filter media is formed from multiple layers of media material including a nanofiber media layer, where the layers are laminated, bound, or otherwise composited to each other. The composite filter media can comprise at least one nanofiber layer comprising polymeric media material having a geometric mean fiber diameter of about 100 nm to 1 ?m, and fibers configured in a gradient such that ratio of the geometric mean diameter of fibers at the upstream face of the nanofiber layer to the geometric mean diameter of fibers at the downstream face of the nanofiber layer is about 1.1 to 2.8, preferably about 1.2 to 2.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Haberkamp, Eric A. Janikowski, Barry Mark Verdegan, Christopher E. Holm, Huanling Liu, Kyle Ellison, Mark T. Wieczorek
  • Patent number: 10518194
    Abstract: In an improved fiber-film type contactor/separator an enhanced coalescing zone is provided by the presence of a disengagement device connected to a shroud that contains a bundle of high surface area vertical hanging fibers, where the enhanced coalescing zone diverts a portion of an admixture of immiscible liquids to flow radially in a path not parallel to the vertical axis of the hanging fibers whereby the diverted portion of liquids contacts a coalescing surface to cause at least one of the liquids to coalesce into droplets. The immiscible liquids are allowed to settle into separate phase layers and first and second outlets selectively remove the higher density liquid from the lower density liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MERICHEM COMPANY
    Inventors: James F. McGehee, Tiejun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10519065
    Abstract: A lightweight micro-closed-pore corundum composite refractory and a method preparing the same, wherein raw materials of the refractory comprise 95-99 parts by weight of ?-Al2O3 micro-powder and 1-5 parts by weight of dolomite clinker; and additives of the refractory comprise 2-15 parts by weight of nano alumina sol, 5-15 parts by weight of a carbohydrate polymer, and 30-50 parts by weight of an organic alcohol. and the lightweight micro-closed-pore corundum composite refractory is prepared by: mixing and wet grinding the raw materials and the additives to obtain a slurry; placing the slurry in a mold, keeping the mold at 15-25° C. for 6-12 hours and then keeping the mold at 60-90° C. for 6-12 hours, then demolding; drying a demolded green body at 110-200° C. for 24-36 hours, and keeping the green body at 1800-2000° C. for 2-5 hours. A method preparing a lightweight micro-closed-pore corundum composite refractory is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Huazhi Gu, Ao Huang, Lvping Fu, Meijie Zhang, Nan Li
  • Patent number: 10325702
    Abstract: Structurally supported positive temperature coefficient (PTC) materials are disclosed. Furthermore, methods to provide structurally supported PTC materials are disclosed. In one implementation, a structurally supported PTC material includes a support structure that is at least partially covered by a PTC material. In one example, the support structure is a mesh material integrated at least partially in the PTC material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Kwan Tsang, Jianhua Chen
  • Patent number: 10322957
    Abstract: A dual tank wastewater treatment system for performing an extended aeration process to provide a natural, biological breakdown of the organic matter in wastewater using, for example, but not limited to, a continuously operating air pump and diffuser bar system for aeration purposes and a flexible media filter. The air pump used is stronger than conventional air pumps and the diffuser bar is designed to provide more efficient oxygen transfer than conventional diffuser systems by mixing air against the system flow to provide better mixing and longer retention time in the aeration process. The flexible media filter provides a final filtration and polishing of the effluent before it passes through a flow equalization apparatus and exits the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory D. Graves
  • Patent number: 10252195
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-pressure hydraulic fluid screening element (1) for inserting into a hydraulic line or into a hydraulic connection of a hydraulic device, having an annular main body (2), which is aligned with respect to its axis of rotation (9) in a longitudinal direction (5). The outside diameter of the main body (2) is greater than its axial length. The inner cross section of the main body (2) is covered over by a screening region (3), which is provided with a multiplicity of apertures (4). In this case, the main body (2) and the screening region (3) are produced integrally by the powder injection-molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Danfoss Power Solutions gmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Reinhardt Thoms
  • Patent number: 10005038
    Abstract: Perforated graphene and other perforated two-dimensional materials can be used in hemodialysis membranes and blood filtration membranes for selective removal of components from blood in vivo and ex vivo. The membranes are useful in hemodialysis and hemofiltration techniques to provide improved patient care. Hemodialysis systems can include a hemodialysis membrane formed from perforated graphene or another perforated two-dimensional material disposed upon a porous support structure. Hemofiltration systems can include one or more and preferably two or more blood filtration membrane formed from perforated graphene or another perforated two-dimensional material disposed upon a porous support structure. Methods for performing hemodialysis can involve exposing blood from a patient to a hemodialysis membrane formed from a perforated two-dimensional material. Ex vivo dialysis techniques can be performed similarly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: John B. Stetson, Jr., Sarah Simon, Jacob L. Swett
  • Patent number: 9878275
    Abstract: An air cleaner includes a housing, a pleated filter element, and a spacing piece. The filter element is accommodated in the housing. The spacing piece is arranged between an inner surface of the housing and one of the pleats of the filter element that is located at an end of the filter element. The spacing piece maintains a space between the inner surface of the housing and the one of the pleats located at the end of the filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9796632
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a ceramic filter for hot gas filtration, and, more particularly, to a method of manufacturing a ceramic filter for hot gas filtration through a drying process. The ceramic filter manufactured by the method is advantageous in that the pore size thereof can be easily adjusted, and the filtering area thereof can be maximized, thus improving the performance thereof. Consequently, the method of manufacturing a ceramic filter can be usefully used in the filter-related industry because a high-performance ceramic filter can be manufactured at a low cost and at low energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Myong Hwa Lee, Hyun Jin Choi, Jeong Uk Kim
  • Patent number: 9718005
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel filter (10) for fuel, in particular diesel fuel, of an internal combustion engine, in particular of a motor vehicle, and to a filter element of such a fuel filter. A housing (12) has at least one fuel inlet (26) for the fuel to be cleaned, at least one fuel outlet (18) for cleaned fuel, and at least one water outlet (30) for water which has been separated from the fuel. The filter element (36) is arranged in the housing (12), said filter element sealingly separating the fuel inlet (26) from the fuel outlet (18). The filter element (36) has a filter medium (38) which is designed as a hollow body and which can be permeated from the inside to the outside or from the outside to the inside in order to filter the fuel. The filter element (36) has a coalescing medium (58) designed as a hollow body for separating water contained in the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Klein, Martin Veit
  • Patent number: 9610546
    Abstract: Perforated graphene sheets can be used in forming separation membranes. Separation membranes of the present disclosure, which can be used in gas separation processes in some embodiments, can include one or more layers of perforated graphene and one or more layers of another membrane material. Methods for separating a gas mixture can include contacting a gas mixture with the separation membranes, and transiting one or more of the gases through the perforated graphene so as to affect separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven W. Sinton, Peter V. Bedworth, Padraig Moloney, Jacob L. Swett
  • Publication number: 20150129485
    Abstract: A thin film composite membrane including a porous support and a thin film polyamide layer characterized by having a dissociated carboxylate content of at least 0.45 moles/kg at pH 9.5 and a method for making a composite polyamide applying a polar solution comprising a polyfunctional amine monomer and a non-polar solution comprising a polyfunctional amine-reactive monomer to a surface of the porous support and interfacially polymerizing the monomers to form a thin film polyamide layer, wherein the method is characterized by the non-polar solution comprising at least 0.025 wt % of an acid compound including at least one carboxylic acid moiety and at least one amine-reactive moiety selected from acyl halide and anhydride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicants: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Abhishek Roy, Tina L. Arrowood, Robert C. Cieslinski, David D. Hawn, Steven D. Jons, Mou Paul, Martin H. Peery, XiaoHua Qiu, Steven Rosenberg, Ian A. Tomlinson, Chengli Zu
  • Publication number: 20150129500
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus (10) for filtering and separating flow media (11) by means of membranes (13), including a substantially pressuretight housing (14) in which a plurality of membranes (13) is disposed, at least one inlet (15) for the flow medium (11) carried into the apparatus (10) and to be separated, and at least one outlet (16) for the permeate (18) discharged from the apparatus (10) and an outlet (17) for the discharged retentate (19), the membranes (13) being embodied on the order of membrane cushions, which have an opening region (131) for the emergence of the permeate (18) collecting in the membrane interior (137).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: R.T.S. Rochem Technical Services GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm HEINE
  • Publication number: 20150122725
    Abstract: Water filtration apparatus with compostable filters are disclosed herein. A water filtration apparatus in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a fluid containment vessel having a conically shaped upper chamber and a conically shaped lower chamber. A filter assembly is seated within the upper chamber and carries a compostable filter device that fits within a filter cavity of the filter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Robert Del Ponte, Markus Peter Diebel, Joe Sung-Ho Tan
  • Patent number: 9022225
    Abstract: Provided is a filtration filer with which a stable opening size during filtration is obtained, and which can be easily regenerated when clogged and used repeatedly. The filtration filter (10) comprises: a substrate stack wherein substrates (11) that have a through hole that penetrates from front to back are stacked; stoppers (15) that define the spacing between the substrates (11); and pillars (16) with a larger thermal expansion coefficient than the stoppers (15). The spacing between the substrates (11) at normal temperature is defined at least by the stoppers (15), and the spacing when heated is defined by the thermally expanded pillars (16). The gaps between the substrates (11) form the filtration surface that traps contaminants contained in the liquid that is being treated A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Moriya, Asao Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150107202
    Abstract: A filter is configured to be used in a variety of different devices to filter particulate matter from a fluid (e.g., air or water), such as residential or commercial air filtration systems, automobile filtration systems, and water filtration systems. In one embodiment, the filter includes a filter medium and a support member. At least one inwardly deflected portion of the support member engages at least one portion of the filter medium to couple the support member to the filter medium. In one embodiment, the deflected portion of the support member may be deflected inward at an angle between approximately 90 degrees and approximately 180 degrees. The filter medium may be any suitable filtration material, such as fiberglass, paper, or vegetable fibers (e.g., cotton). The support member may be constructed of expanded metal, wire mesh, or a flat plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Wallner Tooling\Expac, Inc.
    Inventor: MICHAEL H. WALLNER
  • Publication number: 20150101978
    Abstract: Storage stable polyhydroxylated aromatic ether adducts of polyalkylene oxide are described. Reactive compositions are formed by combining an ether adduct with an aldehyde, optionally further adding a phenolic-aldehyde prepolymer. The reactive compositions are cured by removing water, by acidification, or both. The cured compositions sorb solvated compounds from environments containing water. The cured compositions are also useful for pre-loading with compounds that are subsequently released at a controlled rate into environments containing water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis Elliott
  • Publication number: 20150083657
    Abstract: A membrane comprises: a porous base membrane; a polyol layer comprising polyols and a metalorganic compound; and a polyamide film layer sandwiched between the porous base membrane and the polyol layer. A method of making the membrane is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: General Eletric Company
    Inventors: Su Lu, Zhen Liu, Wenqing Peng, Bing Zhang, Hua Li, Chen Wang, Yun Peng, Qingshan Jason Niu
  • Patent number: 8980088
    Abstract: A fluid treatment arrangement may include a fluid treatment unit having a multilayer structure. The multilayer structure may include at least one feed layer, at least one permeate layer, and at least one layer of a permeable fluid treatment medium between the feed layer and the permeate layer. The fluid treatment unit may further include a thermoset which holds the layers together and forms at least a portion of a first end surface of the fluid treatment unit. The fluid treatment arrangement may also include a thermoplastic sheet which overlies the first end surface of the fluid treatment unit. The thermoset directly bonds to the thermoplastic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel Forman, Martin J. Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20150053627
    Abstract: Filter media having a gradient in a property and methods associated with such media are provided. In some embodiments, a filter media may have a gradient in mean pore size. The gradient in mean pore size may be across at least a portion of the thickness of the filter media. In some embodiments, the gradient can be represented by an exponential function. The exponential gradient in mean pore size may impart desirable properties to the filter media including enhanced filtration properties (e.g., relatively high dust holding capacity and efficiency), amongst other benefits. The filter media may be particularly well-suited for applications that involve filtering liquids (e.g., hydraulics, fuel, lube, water), though the media may also be used in other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: MAXIM SILIN, SUDHAKAR JAGANATHAN
  • Publication number: 20150034550
    Abstract: A filter element for liquid filtration has a first layer and a second layer. The first and second layers are arranged one behind the other in the direction of flow. The first layer is a filter layer of cellulose, and the second downstream layer is a nonwoven of plastic fibers, wherein the second layer has a smaller thickness than the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jobst Eisengraeber-Pabst, Pius Trautmann
  • Publication number: 20150027948
    Abstract: A planar filtration element includes a planar support structure (11) and at least one filtration layer (12, 13) made of a membrane material. The planar support structure has first and second opposite outer surfaces (111, 112) spaced apart and secured by spacing members (113) to define a drainage compartment (114) between the first and second outer surfaces. At least one of the first and second outer surfaces includes through-openings (115) for fluid connection with the drainage compartment (114), and wherein the outer surfaces (111, 112), when one disregards the through-openings, are formed of a material extending continuously throughout the outer surfaces. The filtration layer (12, 13) coats the outer surface such that the membrane material penetrates the through-openings (115) to anchor the filtration layer (12, 13) to the support structure (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Willy Doyen, Bart Molenberghs
  • Publication number: 20150001146
    Abstract: A filtration member comprising a nanofiber layer and two nanoporous membrane layers is disclosed. The filtration member can be used to remove particles and gels from photoresist and other fluids by a combination of sieving and non-sieving particle retention mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Raul A. Ramirez, Wai Ming Choi
  • Publication number: 20140353254
    Abstract: The invention provides highly cross-linked polydicyclopentadiene matrices and methods for using such matrices to separate components having varying cross-sectional areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ned B. Bowden, Abhinaba Gupta, Tyler R. Long
  • Publication number: 20140332476
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a depth filter medium comprising at least one elastomeric nonwoven web strengthened by combination with one or more structural support layers. The resulting material is particularly useful in the field of filtration, wherein particulates captured within the elastomeric nonwoven web can be readily released, such as by applying pressure to the web through backwashing. The elastomeric nonwoven web advantageously can stretch under such pressure and return substantially to its original structure and shape upon the removal of the pressure, rendering the filter available for reuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Behnam Pourdeyhimi
  • Patent number: 8881914
    Abstract: This invention relates to a blood processing filter comprising a sheet-like filter element, an inlet-side flexible container and an outlet-side flexible container that sandwich the filter element and are sealed thereto, an inlet port provided in the inlet-side flexible container for accepting blood before being processed by the filter element, and an outlet port provided in the outlet-side flexible container for discharging blood after being processed by the filter element. The blood processing filter also includes a flow channel securing sheet arranged between the filter element and the outlet-side flexible container. A flow channel hole through which blood processed by the filter element passes is formed in the flow channel securing sheet. The outlet port is provided so as to be capable of communicating with the flow channel hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohisa Yokomizo, Morikazu Miura
  • Publication number: 20140326658
    Abstract: This invention relates to a triple layer composite nanofiber membrane for Membrane Distillation (MD) applications. The triple layer membrane has an extremely hydrophobic nanofiber layer, a hydrophobic microporous middle layer and a hydrophilic backing layer for MD applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    Inventors: Gurdev Singh, James Antony Prince
  • Publication number: 20140326672
    Abstract: Described herein is a melamine-aldehyde polymer, wherein the polymer has a pore volume in the range of about 1.5 to 5 cm3/g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Yugen Zhang, Mei Xuan Tan, Jackie Y. Ying
  • Publication number: 20140319048
    Abstract: A method for forming a nanopore membrane includes forming an array of carbon nanotubes on a substrate that are disposed side by side in a direction perpendicular to a length of the carbon nanotubes. The array of carbon nanotubes are embedded in a patternable polymer material. The patternable polymer material is crosslinked over the array of carbon nanotubes. An adhesive layer is deposited on the polymer material having the array of carbon nanotubes to form a pad. The pad is rolled using a transfer rod to form a membrane with carbon nanotubes of the array, forming nanopores through the membrane such that as the pad is rolled the membrane increases in diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jose Miguel Lobez Comeras
  • Publication number: 20140319049
    Abstract: There is provided a method of forming forward osmosis (FO) membranes. The FO membrane should have 1) at least one active rejection layer with high water permeability and solute rejection, 2) a support structure or substrate with tailored properties to reduce ICP, and 3) high membrane stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Chuyang Tang, Changquan Qui, Saren Qi
  • Publication number: 20140319061
    Abstract: Described herein is a filtration medium comprising a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a thermolysis product of (i) a carbon substrate having a surface of COxEy, wherein E is selected from at least one of S, Se, and Te; and wherein x and y are greater than 0; and (ii) a metal salt; and methods of removing chloramine from aqueous solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Meredith McMurdo Doyle, Allen R. Siedle, Mark R. Stouffer, Thomas E. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140311963
    Abstract: A coalescing filter element provides an integrated filter element with a three stage design with a hydrophobic or hydrophilic coalescing layer. A coalescing filter element comprises: a) At least one particulate filtration layer; b) A coalescing layer promoting coalescing of water particles, wherein the coalescing layer is downstream of the at least one particulate filtration layer relative to the flow of fluid through the element; c) An annular coalescing space downstream of the coalescing layer; d) A sump in a lower portion of the filter element in fluid communication with the annular coalescing space; and e) A hydrophobic layer downstream of the annular coalescing space, wherein fluid being cleaned by the element flows through the hydrophobic layer. The coalescing layer may be a hydrophobic or a hydrophilic coalescing layer. A filter assembly will include the coalescing filter element of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Chris Bortnik, Scott Surdick, Michael J Schmitt, Steven R Evanovich, Andreas Schunk
  • Publication number: 20140305088
    Abstract: A filter element (1) has first and second end sections (3A, 3B) of a flat filter medium which are secured to one another. A sheathing (4) is provided, wherein said sheathing is compressed by the end sections (3A, 3B) and surrounds the end edges (9) of the end sections (3A, 3B). Alternatively, the filter element (1) has first and second end sections (3A, 3B) of a flat filter medium, wherein the first end section (3A) has a fold (5) having two fold legs (6A, 6B). The end section (3B) of the second end section (2B) is then compressed between the fold legs (6A, 6B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Maier, Martina Bachfischer
  • Publication number: 20140291231
    Abstract: A filter element for filtering a fluid comprises a first clamping ring with an outer ring; a first filter disk; a first inner support plate for supporting the first filter disk and which faces to the outside or to an inner flow channel; a second inner support plate provided with recesses; a second filter disk arranged adjacent the second inner support plate; and a second clamping ring which is connected to the first clamping ring by connecting elements. The filter disks and the inner support plates are arranged inside a housing which is formed by the clamping rings, by at least one outer ring and by outer support plates provided with recesses and covering the filter disks on the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KREYENBORG VERWAL TUNGEN UND BETEILIGUNGEN GMBH & CO, KG
    Inventors: Stefan Wöstmann, Christian Schröder
  • Publication number: 20140287156
    Abstract: Membranes of the invention comprise a hybrid silica film on a organic polymer support. The silica comprises organic bridging groups bound to two or more silicon atoms, in particular at least 1 of said organic bridging groups per 10 silicon atoms. The membranes can be produced by dry chemistry processes, in particular plasma-enhanced vapour deposition of bridged silane precursors, or by wet chemistry involving hydrolysis of the bridged silane precursors. The membranes are inexpensive and efficient for separation of small molecules and filtration processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Kreiter, Mariadriana Creatore, Folker Petrus Cuperus, Jaap Ferdinand Vente, Patrick Herve Tchoua Ngamou
  • Publication number: 20140284263
    Abstract: A fuel filter has a housing with fuel inlet for fuel to be purified, fuel outlet for purified fuel, and water outlet for water separated from the fuel. A filter element is arranged in the housing and separates seal-tightly fuel inlet from fuel outlet. The filter element has a filter medium formed as a hollow body and flowed through from the interior to the exterior of the filter element or in reverse. A coalescing medium formed as a hollow body is arranged in a flow path of the fuel downstream of the filter medium for separating water from the fuel. The coalescing medium surrounds the filter medium or is arranged in the interior. The coalescing medium has at least one nonwoven layer that coalesces water and has a main orientation of fibers transverse to a main flow path of separated water downstream of the coalescing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Elke Duerr, Martin Veit, Stefan Eichinger, Martin Klein
  • Publication number: 20140284264
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel filter (10) for fuel, in particular diesel fuel, of an internal combustion engine, in particular of a motor vehicle, and to a filter element of such a fuel filter. A housing (12) has at least one fuel inlet (26) for the fuel to be cleaned, at least one fuel outlet (18) for cleaned fuel, and at least one water outlet (30) for water which has been separated from the fuel. The filter element (36) is arranged in the housing (12), said filter element sealingly separating the fuel inlet (26) from the fuel outlet (18). The filter element (36) has a filter medium (38) which is designed as a hollow body and which can be permeated from the inside to the outside or from the outside to the inside in order to filter the fuel. The filter element (36) has a coalescing medium (58) designed as a hollow body for separating water contained in the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Klein, Martin Veit
  • Publication number: 20140263025
    Abstract: The invention relates to membranes, membrane modules, and applications therefor. In particular, the invention relates to the construction of membranes and membrane modules for use in osmotically driven membrane processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: OASYS WATER, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Maxwell, Inga B. Elkina, Nathan Hancock, Gary McGurgan
  • Publication number: 20140251896
    Abstract: A separation membrane, including: a separation membrane main body having at least a base material and a separating functional layer; and a flow path material independently fixed in the thickness direction of the base material, and having a compression elasticity of 0.1-5.0 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroho Hirozawa, Masakazu Koiwa, Kentaro Takagi, Yoshiki Okamoto, Hiroyuki Yamada, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Katsufumi Oto, Masahiro Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140231338
    Abstract: A composite semipermeable membrane includes a porous support membrane made of a substrate and a porous support layer and a polyamide separation-functional layer disposed on the porous support layer, wherein the zeta potential of the separation-functional layer at pH 6 is ?20 mV or lower, and the zeta potential difference between potentials of the separation-functional layer at pH 10 and pH 3 is 25 mV or smaller, and has high water permeability and high salt rejection performance and high acid/alkali durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Kiyohiko Takaya, Koji Nakatsuji, Masahiro Kimura, Takao Sasaki, Harutoki Shimura
  • Patent number: 8808552
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to perform multiple filtration steps with a modular filtration apparatus and single cycle. A stackable modular filter cup has features to allow stacked cups to be separated without the need for substantial effort yet without diminishing the effect of vacuum assisted filtration. Each cup is formed with a slip seal segment and/or a series of substantially vertical channels or ridges on an inner or outer wall to reduce surface contact between nested filter cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: ZenPure (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhenwu Lin
  • Publication number: 20140224726
    Abstract: To provide a separation membrane element that is able to increase the amount of permeate fluid per unit time and also able to improve stability performance, provided is a separation membrane element, comprising a separation membrane and a permeate spacer, wherein a separation functional layer is arranged on the surface of said separation membrane and a nonwoven fabric served as a substrate is arranged on the back surface of said separation membrane, wherein said permeate spacer is arranged on the back surface side of said substrate, wherein said permeate spacer is made of a different material from said separation membrane, and a projection area ratio of said permeate spacer to said separation membrane is 0.03 to 0.80.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Katsufumi Oto, Kentarou Takagi, Hiroho Hirozawa, Masakazu Koiwa, Yutaro Suzuki