Diverse Granular Or Fibrous Patents (Class 210/503)
  • Patent number: 10364457
    Abstract: The invention enables in situ genomic and transcriptomic assessment of nucleic acids to be conducted in biological specimens that have been physically expanded. The invention leverages the techniques for expansion microscopy (ExM) to provide new methods for in situ genomic and transcriptomic assessment of nucleic in a new process referred to herein as “expansion fluorescent in situ hybridization” (ExFISH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Asmamaw Wassie, Fei Chen, Edward Stuart Boyden, Shahar Alon, George Church, Evan Daugharthy
  • Patent number: 10322360
    Abstract: A coated granular filtration medium is formed by the deposition of an electrolyte layer onto core particles. The electrolyte layer comprises a cationic polyelectrolyte. The coated granular filtration medium provides a synergistic combination of filtration and in situ coagulation that enables efficient, effective, and economical decontamination of industrial and other wastewaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TELEDYNE SCIENTIFIC & IMAGING, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Ganguli, Vivek Mehrotra, Dennis Strauss
  • Patent number: 10160664
    Abstract: A system and method for backwashing a sand filter in a wastewater treatment system. In one aspect, the invention can be a system for backwashing a sand filter comprising: a sand filter configured to remove solids from an untreated wastewater; a container storing chlorine fluidly coupled to the sand filter by a chlorine supply manifold; a flow control mechanism positioned on the chlorine supply manifold between the container and the sand filter, the flow control mechanism alterable between a first position whereby chlorine cannot flow from the container to the sand filter and a second position whereby chlorine flows from the container to the sand filter, the flow control mechanism being biased into the first position; and a processor operably coupled to the flow control mechanism and configured to automatically actuate the flow control mechanism into the second position upon detecting that the sand filter is being backwashed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard Willem Smiddy, Frank Leslie Smiddy
  • Patent number: 10130914
    Abstract: There is provided a pleated cartridge filter for high-purity chemicals that minimizes elution of metal from polyethylene into high-purity chemicals and is suitable mainly for a resist manufacturing process. A cylindrical pleated cartridge filter including a cylindrical core, a pleated filter material wound on the core, and caps sealing both ends of the core, wherein the pleated filter material is composed of a filtration membrane and a spacer laminated together, and the spacer is a nonwoven fabric made of polyethylene fibers having a metal element content of less than 40 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: JNC Corporation, JNC Filter Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiichi Masuda, Takumi Kojima, Osamu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10059990
    Abstract: The invention provides in situ nucleic acid sequencing to be conducted in biological specimens that have been physically expanded. The invention leverages the techniques for expansion microscopy (ExM) to provide new methods for in situ sequencing of nucleic acids as well as new methods for fluorescent in situ sequencing (FISSEQ) in a new process referred to herein as “expansion sequencing” (ExSEQ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Edward Stuart Boyden, Fei Chen, Shahar Alon, George Church, Paul Warren Tillberg, Adam Marblestone, Evan Daugharthy
  • Patent number: 10036107
    Abstract: The invention provides a nonwoven electret web comprising fibers made from a thermoplastic polymer material which comprises a polymer, a first additive (a) and a second additive (b), wherein the first additive (a) comprises a hindered amine and the second additive (b) comprises a metal salt of a carboxylic acid and/or an organic amide derived from a carboxylic acid and an amine. The invention further provides a process for making the nonwoven electret web, a fiber, a process for making the fiber, a multi-layer sheet, and the use of the nonwoven electret web, the fiber or the multilayered sheet as a filter material or as a dust-removing fabric for cleaning purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Fiberweb Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Ralph Berkemann, Patrick Lauffenburger
  • Patent number: 9718730
    Abstract: A reinforcing fiber and reinforced material, which includes a fiber having a first radical wave therein, wherein said first radical wave includes an amplitude of between about 0.5 to 1 cm and a wave run width of about 0.05 to about 0.3 cm, and a leading run and trailing run of at least about 0.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: THE THOMAS MONAHAN CO.
    Inventors: Jon E. Monahan, Thomas F. Monahan
  • Patent number: 9139416
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices having superhydrophilic bi-porous interfaces are provided, along with their methods of formation. The device can include a substrate defining a microchannel formed between a pair of side walls and a bottom surface and a plurality of nanowires extending from each of the side walls and the bottom surface. For example, the nanowires can be silicon nanowires (e.g., pure silicon, silicon oxide, silicon carbide, etc., or mixtures thereof).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Chen Li, Fanghao Yang, Xianming Dai, Yan Tong
  • Patent number: 9022228
    Abstract: A domestic appliance filter for use in a laundry treatment device includes a basic filter material with a hydrophobic coating for filtering out matter from a process water duct or a process air duct. The basic filter material includes a material which is resistant to temperatures of 160° C. or more and the hydrophobic coating on the basic filter material effects a surface energy of less than 35 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Grunert
  • Patent number: 8973762
    Abstract: An industrial absorbent and methods of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the industrial absorbent includes a first scrim made from at least one thermoplastic material; a second scrim made from at least one thermoplastic material; and a middle layer positioned between the first and second scrims. The middle layer includes a dry-laid web of fire-retardant treated cellulose and opened, individuated staple bicomponent fiber. At least some of the bicomponent fiber in the middle layer is thermally bonded to at least some of the cellulose in the middle layer, and the first and second scrims are thermally bonded to the middle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sellars Absorbent Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Sellars, John C. Sellars, Thomas C. Shutt
  • Patent number: 8950587
    Abstract: Filter media, including those suitable for hydraulic applications, and related components, systems, and methods associated therewith are provided. The filter media described herein may include two or more layers, at least one of the layers having a relatively high percentage of microglass fibers. Additionally, the filter media may be designed such that the ratio of average fiber diameters between two layers is relatively small, which can lead to a relatively low resistance ratio between the layers. In some embodiments, at least one layer of the filter media comprises synthetic polymer fibers. Certain filter media described herein may have desirable properties including high dirt holding capacity and a low resistance to fluid flow. The media may be incorporated into a variety of filter element products including hydraulic filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Cameron Thomson, Milind Godsay, Randall Keisler
  • Patent number: 8951420
    Abstract: Filter media, including those suitable for hydraulic applications, and related components, systems, and methods associated therewith are provided. The filter media described herein may include two or more layers, at least one of the layers having a relatively high percentage of microglass fibers. Additionally, the filter media may be designed such that the ratio of average fiber diameters between two layers is relatively small, which can lead to a relatively low resistance ratio between the layers. The filter media has desirable properties including high dirt holding capacity with low basis weight and a low resistance to fluid flow. The media may be incorporated into a variety of filter element products including hydraulic filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Milind Godsay, Randall Keisler
  • Patent number: 8939295
    Abstract: A multi-layer, fluid transmissive structure is provided that comprises first and second fiber layers each comprising a plurality of polymeric fibers bonded to each other at spaced apart contact points. The polymeric fibers of these fiber layers have diameters greater than one micron and collectively define interconnected interstitial spaces providing tortuous fluid flow paths through the first and second fiber layers. The structure also comprises a plurality of nanofibers disposed intermediate at least a portion of the first fiber layer and at least a portion of the second fiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Essentra Porous Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Bennett C. Ward, Geoffrey M. Stoltz
  • Patent number: 8932470
    Abstract: An aggregate-removing filter material efficiently removes aggregates that are contained in a blood product for transfusion and may cause transfusion reactions without clogging, and exhibits excellent quality stability, and a blood product filtration method uses a filter apparatus that includes the aggregate-removing filter material and a leukocyte-removing filter material. The aggregate-removing filter material includes short fibers having a fineness of 0.7 to 4.0 dtex and a fiber length of 1 to 80 mm, and a ground fabric that includes long fibers, a fiber axis of the long fibers being oriented in a planar direction of the ground fabric, the short fibers being entangled with the ground fabric so that the aggregate-removing filter material has a total weight per unit area of 10 to 80 g/m2, and a layer of the short fibers forming a three-dimensional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Fukuda, Yoshimasa Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20140345345
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process of stabilizing spent filter material that comprises mixing the filter media with a dry media to produce a composition having a moisture content that is sufficiently low to retard microbial growth. The composition comprises spent filter media and a dry material, and preferably comprises diatomaceous earth. Soil is treated by adding the composition as a top dressing, soil amendment, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Sarjit Johal
  • Patent number: 8894878
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nanopolymetallic reducing agent filler comprising 20%-70% iron powder, 10%-30% tourmaline power, 2%-15% copper power, 3%-10% bamboo charcoal powder, 2%-15% kaoline, 2%-15% magnesite powder, 2%-15% pyrolusite powder, and 10%-30% zeolite powder. All percentages described above are by weight. A process of forming the nanopolymetallic reducing agent filler is also provided, including grinding and ball milling raw materials of each component respectively into powder particles of 10 nm-100 ?m, which are then mixed uniformly by weight percentage and granulated to form a granular mixture, and sintering the granular mixture at high temperature or cold pressing it into a granular filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: T&H USA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Shuhong, Wang Meiling
  • Patent number: 8871087
    Abstract: A device and method for purifying waste water and stormwater flows by passage through a filter, which can be manufactured in various configurations. The filter has a broad range of thickness ranging from 1 mm to 20 meters. The filter is comprised of fibers from a melt of composition of 50% silicon dioxide, 15% aluminum oxide, 15% calcium oxide, 10% magnesium oxide, and other various oxides at lower percentages. At least the majority of fibers having a mean diameter of 4 microns and a mean length of 3 mm. The fiber solids of content of the material are at most 35% of the volume at a flow rate greater than 1 inch per hour to remove various pollutants from the water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Modular Wetland Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Greg B. Kent
  • Patent number: 8851298
    Abstract: An immiscible lipophilic or hydrophilic liquid phase is separated respectively from a continuous hydrophilic or a lipophilic phase liquid. Fibers having hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties are formed into a filter. The separation mechanism involves coalescence of the small droplets into larger droplets as the immiscible liquid flows through the fiber filter, and release of the large immiscible droplets from the filter. With respect to separation of a hydrophilic immiscible fluid in a lipophilic continuous fluid, the hydrophobic fibers cause small water droplets to migrate towards the hydrophilic fibers whereby large droplets are formed on hydrophilic surface. The large droplets coalescence until they are so large that they are released and drained off of the filter. The filter media can be designed by mixing hydrophilic and hydrophobic fibers in various proportions to achieve an optimum wettability range for separation of the immiscible liquid from the continuous phase liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: George Chase, Prashant Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 8845895
    Abstract: A bottled water filtration system for use with a water bottle, the system having a bottle cap, a nozzle formed in a first side of the bottle cap, a porous filter housing formed on a second side of the bottle cap, and a filter material located inside the porous filter housing, wherein the cap, nozzle and filter housing are formed as an integrated unit, which can be attached and removed from a water bottle as a unit. The system is preferably used with a disposable plastic water bottle. Additionally, the system may include a rotatable counter for keeping track of the number of effective uses remaining in the filter system. Also, a one-way air valve may be included to prevent “backwash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Mohssen Ghiassi
  • Patent number: 8758626
    Abstract: A cartridge having at least one layer containing sodium zirconium phosphate and at least one layer containing a combination of acid zirconium phosphate and alkaline hydrous zirconium oxide is described. Methods of using the cartridge for water purification are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Wong
  • Patent number: 8708162
    Abstract: Provided are nonwoven polymeric fiber webs using an improved curable composition. Such curable composition comprises an aldehyde or ketone and an amine salt of an inorganic acid. The composition when applied to polymeric fibers is cured to form a water-insoluble polymer binder which exhibits good adhesion and thermodimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, James Patrick Hamilton, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 8708163
    Abstract: Provided are spunbond polyester mats using an improved curable composition. The curable composition comprises a reaction product of an amine and a reactant in the form of an amino-amide intermediate. To the amino-amide is added an aldehyde or ketone to form the curable binder composition. The composition when used as a binder in the mat is cured to form a water-insoluble binder which exhibits good adhesion and thermodimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, James Patrick Hamilton, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 8695810
    Abstract: Product, method of making product, and technique for using product to separate oil from water via a filter, such as cotton, polyester, or leather, coated with a chemical that blocks oil while allowing water to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventor: Di Gao
  • Patent number: 8691098
    Abstract: A porous web for filtering fluids has a plurality of adjacent layers of fiber material having anisotropic properties. The anisotropic directions of a given vectorial property of at least two adjacent layers differ one from the other by an angle greater than 0°, and preferably of at least 8°. The porous web is particularly useful as a filter element for the filtration of biological fluids, such as blood and blood components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Hemocare Italia S.R.L.
    Inventors: Laura Zambianchi, Paolo Verri
  • Patent number: 8668094
    Abstract: A carbon membrane structure includes: a cylindrical porous support body provided with a plurality of cells extending from one end face to the other end face and functioning as fluid passages, and a carbon membrane disposed on the surface side of the cells formed in the porous support body. The plurality of cells are formed so that a distance from one cell to another cell adjacent to the one cell in a cross section perpendicular to a cell extension direction of the porous support body 1 is 0.60 mm or more. The carbon membrane structure shows very excellent separation performance by the carbon membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shogo Takeno
  • Patent number: 8663358
    Abstract: Filter media are provided having improved conductivity to enhance filtration efficiency and/or dissipate static charge, and methods for making the same. In one exemplary embodiment, the filter media can include a filtration substrate, and at least one conductive coating disposed on at least a portion of the filtration substrate. In use, the conductive coating is coupled to an energy source and it is effective to emit ions when energy is delivered thereto to increase the efficiency of the filtration substrate and/or to dissipate or eliminate static charge generated during filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Wai M. Choi, Karin N. Soper
  • Patent number: 8662316
    Abstract: A filter medium for liquid filtration of fine texture exhibiting high strength when wetted with water, which filter medium is comprised of a wet-laid nonwoven fabric. There is provided a filter medium for liquid filtration comprised of a wet-laid nonwoven fabric, characterized in that through blending of 0.5 to 40 wt. % of unbeaten natural fibers, it exhibits a very fine texture, a lowering ratio, calculated from bursting strength in ordinary state and bursting strength when wetted with water, of 30% or below, and a bursting strength, had when wetted with water, of 300 kPa or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hokuetsu Paper Mills, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Sakadume, Eiko Meguro, Toshihiko Soyama
  • Patent number: 8651285
    Abstract: Provided are nonwoven polymeric fiber webs using an improved curable composition. Such curable composition comprises a reaction product of an amine and a reactant in the form of an amino-amide intermediate. To the amino-amide is added an aldehyde or ketone to form the curable binder composition. The composition when applied to the polymeric fibers is cured to form a water-insoluble polymer binder which exhibits good adhesion and thermo-dimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, James Patrick Hamilton, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20140042075
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combined scale inhibitor and scale inhibiting device. The combined scale inhibitor contains organophosphorus filter materials, ceramic filter materials and polyphosphate filter materials. The organophosphorus filter materials are the granular filter materials of liquid organophosphorus scale and corrosion inhibitor while the said ceramic filter materials are the granular filter materials containing oxide ceramic powder. The said scale inhibiting device is comprised of a tank, a water inlet, a water outlet, an organophosphorus filter material layer, a ceramic filter material layer and a polyphosphate filter material layer in the said tank. The said organophosphorus filter material layer contains organophosphorus filter materials, which are the granular filter materials of liquid organophosphorus scale and corrosion inhibitor. The said ceramic filter material layer contains ceramic filter materials, which are the granular filter materials containing oxide ceramic powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: A. O. SMITH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Ding, Bu Qiu, Baolin Liu, Leyun Lin, Yuping Shi, Lin Kuang
  • Patent number: 8647506
    Abstract: A combination of acid zirconium phosphate and alkaline hydrous zirconium oxide are utilized as ion-exchange materials, for example, in sorbent dialysis. The combination provides for dialysate regeneration while maintaining constant and controlled levels of Na+, HCO3?, and pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond June-Hin Wong
  • Patent number: 8640887
    Abstract: Zirconium phosphate particles are synthesized by providing a solution of zirconium oxychloride in an aqueous solvent, adding at least one low molecular weight, oxygen containing, monofunctional, organic additive to the solution, and combining this solution with heated phosphoric acid or a phosphoric acid salt to obtain zirconium phosphate particles by sol gel precipitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond June-Hin Wong
  • Patent number: 8596466
    Abstract: A method of forming a nanotube grid includes placing a plurality of catalyst nanoparticles on a grid framework, contacting the catalyst nanoparticles with a gas mixture that includes hydrogen and a carbon source in a reaction chamber, forming an activated gas from the gas mixture, heating the grid framework and activated gas, and controlling a growth time to generate a single-wall carbon nanotube array radially about the grid framework. A filter membrane may be produced by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Robert H. Hauge, Ya-Qiong Xu, Sean Pheasant
  • Patent number: 8584871
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to solution electrospinning processes for fabricating fibers, to the fibers prepared thereby, and to non-woven webs, fabrics, porous composite filter media, and articles comprising the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Joey W. Storer, James F. Sturnfield, Leonardo C. Lopez, Rudolf J. Koopmans, Rene Broos, Wu Chen, Gerrit J. Brands
  • Patent number: 8584869
    Abstract: The present invention provides an absorbent which can remove cells present in blood including activated leukocytes such as granulocytes and monocytes, and cancer cells as well as can remove cytokines which facilitate the activation of the remaining cells, and further has no concern for pressure loss and has high configuration stability. That is, the present invention provides an absorbent which absorbs the granulocytes and the monocytes in blood, an absorbent for cancer therapy which absorbs an immunosuppressive protein and an absorbent having a bilayer structure of a net and a nonwoven fabric, having a zeta potential of ?20 mV or more, as well as a blood circulation column containing any of the absorbents filled therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaaki Shimagaki, Yasufumi Yamamura, Katsuhisa Sato, Kazuo Teramoto, Takeshige Oozeki, Shigehisa Wada
  • Patent number: 8567613
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon sequestering product, a method to obtain the product, and a method and a facility to sequester hydrocarbons, wherein the product comprises an oleophilic filamentous material that gets in contact with a medium contaminated by one or more hydrocarbons with the purpose of sequestrating the hydrocarbon(s) present in the medium to free it from said hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: R. Ciancaglini Y Asociados S.A.
    Inventor: Ricardo Horacio Ciancaglini
  • Patent number: 8557111
    Abstract: A low concentration wastewater treatment system is provided that includes a high flux adsorbent material treatment system integrated with a low flux adsorbent material biological regeneration reactor. The high flux adsorbent material treatment system includes one or more unit operations for mixing low concentration wastewater with adsorbent material that is fresh, recycled, or a combination of both, and for decanting a liquid effluent having a reduced level of contaminants. The adsorbent material with adsorbed contaminants is regenerated in a low flux adsorbent material biological regeneration reactor in which a biological reaction occurs, such as biological oxidation, wherein organic contaminants in the wastewater are metabolized generally into carbon dioxide and water. Excess biomass is removed from the adsorbent material, and the thus-regenerated adsorbent material is recycled to the high flux adsorbent material treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Conner, Thomas E. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8556089
    Abstract: The web of the invention can comprise a super absorbent layer that can act as an moisture sensitive fuel shut-off valve, absorbent, adsorbant or reactant. The web of the invention can comprise a super absorbent fabric or layer made of a superabsorbent particle or fiber. Fluid, gas or liquid, that flows through or by the assemblies of the invention can have any gas, liquid or solid material dispersed or dissolved in the fluid interact with the super absorbent particulate. The structures of the invention can act simply as flow-by reactive, absorptive, or adsorptive layers with no filtration properties, or the structures of the invention can be assembled into filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Veli E. Kalayci, James Doyle, Derek O. Jones, Brian Babcock, Michael J. Hebert, Philip E. Johnson, Ketan C. Mehta
  • Patent number: 8528747
    Abstract: Solid phase extraction (SPE) disks may be manufactured by providing a suspension comprising glass microfibers and a suspension comprising one or more sorbents and forming a disk by combining the suspensions or by layering the suspensions. This may be followed by a drying procedure to create the finished disk. A disk mold including a collar and plug may be used to establish the size and shape of the disk. Examples of various constructions and processes for forming the disks are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Horizon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Dinnean, Robert S. Johnson, Steve J. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8524090
    Abstract: A flexible blood filter allowing smooth flow of a liquid and being excellent in separation resistance, pressure resistance and centrifugation resistance. The blood processing filter, comprising a first filter element for removing aggregates from blood, a second filter element for removing leukocytes provided in the downstream of the first filter element, and the third filter element having gas permeability of 3 to 40 cc/cm2/sec per thickness of 1 cm provided between the second filter element and the outlet port side container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-ichiroh Oka, Yoshimasa Matsuura, Tomohisa Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 8506807
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a spiral wound type filter cartridge and more specifically, a spiral wound type filter cartridge in which activated carbon fiber is provided. The inside of spiral wound type filter cartridge is capable of serving as a carbon filter in a water purifier, thus eliminating the necessity of the use of any carbon filter for pre- or post-treatment in the process of purifying raw water, reducing an overall size of the water purifier and considerably reducing costs associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Woongjincoway Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Yong Lee, Doo-Won Han, Youn-Kook Kim, Hyoung-Jun Ahn, Eu-Jean Moon, Suk-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8496121
    Abstract: The present invention provides a macroporous copolymer having large pores, typically in the range of 5,000-200,000 ? and a typical breaking weight of at least 175 g/bead. The macroporous copolymers can be made using an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) techniques. These macroporous copolymers may also form macroporous resins. The present invention also provides methods of using the macroporous copolymers and resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Purolite Company
    Inventors: James A. Dale, Vladimir Sochilin, Luc Froment
  • Patent number: 8485366
    Abstract: There are disclosed a ceramic porous membrane formed with less membrane formation times and having less defects, a small and uniform thickness and a high flux, and a ceramic filter. A silica membrane is formed on a titania UF membrane as an ultrafiltration membrane (a UF membrane) formed on a porous base member which is a microfiltration membrane (also referred to as an MF membrane) and having an average pore diameter smaller than that of the porous base member, and the silica membrane has an average pore diameter smaller than that of the titania UF membrane, and does not substantially permeates the titania UF membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Isomura, Tatsuya Hishiki, Ichiro Wada
  • Patent number: 8459470
    Abstract: A grafted nonwoven substrate is disclosed having average fiber sizes of 0.7 to 15 microns, and a void volume of 50 to 95%, and a polymer comprising cationic aminoalkyl(meth)acryloyl monomer units grafted to the surface of the nonwoven substrate. The article may be used as a filter element to purify or separate target materials, such as oligonucleotides or monoclonal antibodies (MAb), from a fluid mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Douglas E. Weiss, Clinton P. Waller, Jr., Michael R. Berrigan, Andrew W. Rabins, Jeffrey A. Lucas, Kannan Seshadri, Catherine A. Bothof
  • Patent number: 8453849
    Abstract: Provided are an anti-microbial matrix and filtration systems containing the same. The matrix comprises a surface-modified inorganic component and a polymeric binder comprising particles having an irregular, convoluted surface. The surface-modified inorganic component comprises a reaction product of an anti-microbial component and an inorganic component. The anti-microbial component comprises a quaternary ammonium salt containing an epoxide group. A covalent bond is, for example, between the quaternary ammonium cation and a hydroxyl group of the inorganic component. The quaternary ammonium salt can be poly(methyldiallylamine epichlorohydrin). Further, the quaternary ammonium salt can have the formula according to I: (Formula I), wherein n is in the range of 5 to 24. The inorganic component can be diatomaceous earth. The polymeric binder can comprise ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW PE). Methods of making and using the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hamlin, Mark T. Meyering, Hemang R. Patel, Derek A. Daigle, Robert A. Governal, Rebecca A. Lucht, Keith D. Solomon, Eshan B. Yeh
  • Patent number: 8444863
    Abstract: A method of treating a hollow fiber membrane microfiltration filter having an influent side and an effluent side to improve performance of the filter is disclosed. The method entails sealing imperfections in surfaces of the filter by flushing the filter with a liquid aqueous suspension of particulates. Filter cartridge devices also are disclosed. The devices may include a bactericidal chamber. A radial flow filter may be included in the devices. The filter cartridges may include a drain tube positioned within the filter for removing of effluent generated by the filter. A plurality of filter cartridges may be positioned on the drain tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Streamline Capital, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Chen, Kevin P. Nicolazzo, Bryan E. Kepner
  • Patent number: 8439995
    Abstract: A polishing slurry for semiconductor planarization containing cerium oxide particles and water, wherein the content of the cerium oxide particles having a diameter of 3 ?m or more is 500 ppm or less (weight ratio) in a solid, preferably 100 ppm or less and it is more preferable that D99 (99% by volume of the whole particles in polishing slurry) of the cerium oxide particles is 1 ?m or less. The polishing slurry can reduce the generation of scratches, and can polish a surface of the semiconductor substrate in the wiring formation process of semiconductor device precisely at a high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kanshi Chinone
  • Patent number: 8440085
    Abstract: Devices and methods for separating plasma from biological fluids such as blood and blood products are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Bormann, Mikhail Fomovsky, Galina Fomovska
  • Patent number: 8409444
    Abstract: A combination of acid zirconium phosphate and alkaline hydrous zirconium oxide are utilized as ion-exchange materials, for example, in sorbent dialysis. The combination provides for dialysate regeneration while maintaining constant and controlled levels of Na+, HCO3?, and pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond June-Hin Wong
  • Patent number: 8404118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter unit for purification of impure water, which could be seawater intended for ballast water, pool water, waste water or the like. The purification is performed by means of filter modules comprising filter means with dead end filter elements of a sintered material, and the filter unit facilitates alternating backwashing of the filter means at the same time as the filter unit may perform filtration of the impure water. The invention likewise relates to use of a dead end filter element in a de-gassing version, the filter element comprising a top end, a bottom end and a plurality of substantially parallel arranged channels with blockings in different ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: S R Light APS
    Inventor: Povl Kaas
  • Patent number: 8404194
    Abstract: Disclosed is a separation media, comprising an upstream layer, comprising fibers, wherein the upstream layer has a mean flow pore size of 8 microns or less; and a downstream layer, comprising fibers. The separation media is designed to separate red blood cells from liquid specimens such as blood and allow a filtrate, such as blood plasma, to flow from said downstream layer. Also provided is a diagnostic test device incorporating the separation media. Further disclosed is a method for separating red blood cells from a liquid specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Lydall, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek D. Saxena, John C. Ramsay