Sorbing Water From Diverse Liquid Patents (Class 210/689)
  • Patent number: 10150065
    Abstract: Provided are an extraction structure, an extraction module, and a liquid pretreatment device relating to the liquid component testing technical field. The extraction structure comprises a cavity and a first pore passage. The extraction module comprises an extraction module body, successively bottom up, including a first cavity provided therein with a second filter layer, a first pore passage provided therein with a first filter layer, and a second cavity provided therein with an extractant layer and a porous filter disc; the first and second filter layers contain therein an expansive agent; and the diameter of the first filter layer is smaller than that of the second filter disc. The liquid pretreatment device comprises a storage tank, a transfer device and the extraction module. Between the transfer device and the extraction module is provided a filter membrane for filtering and supporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TIANJIN ANBANG JINAHE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qixiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8936727
    Abstract: The systems and processes disclosed herein relate generally to multi bed temperature controlled adsorption for use in the recovery of sorbates that are removed from process streams by adsorption. Multi bed temperature controlled adsorber systems can include three or more temperature controlled adosrbers that operate in parallel. Each temperature controlled adsorber through a series of steps including an adsorption step, a first bed to bed interchange, a regeneration step, and a second bed to bed interchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stephen R. Dunne, David A. Wegerer
  • Patent number: 8734651
    Abstract: An apparatus for conducting single-pass filtration of ink waste is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a filter connected to a housing unit and a plurality of absorbent layers within the housing unit, wherein the plurality of absorbent layers are in any order and include: a layer for removing metal and polar compounds, a layer for removing non-polar color impurities, a layer for removing acid functional components, a layer for removing additives with polar or protic functional groups, and a layer for removing residual water. A process and a system that include or utilize the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Doris Pik-Yiu Chun, Hou T. Ng
  • Patent number: 8573407
    Abstract: A lubricant reclamation system having a moisture absorbent cartridge (140). The cartridge (140) is fabricated placing a Superabsorbant Polymer (SAP) (142) within a boundary of polyester mesh (143). Moisture is extracted from a lubricant or other fluid and absorbed by the SAP. The moisture latent SAP bonds to the polyester mesh (143), potentially turning into a gel. A layer of polypropylene sorbent (144) is placed about the exterior of the boundary material (143), ensuring any moisture remains exterior to the sorbent layer (144). A resin layer can optionally be placed within a fluid flow following the discharge from polypropylene sorbent extracting aerosol from within the lubricant and as a barrier of detrimental ions with an exchange of beneficial ions. The entire cartridge can be placed within an enclosure or pouch body (162). The body (162) is designed to expand, accommodating a resultant increase in SAP volume. The cartridges can be integrated into filters comprising commonly known filtration elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A Jacobs, William A Jacobs, Alan J Sandler
  • Patent number: 8574417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for two-step separation of water, salt and particles from a hydraulic fluid by the use of a control unit. The hydraulic fluid is carried into a return oil tank with an electrostatic coalescer provided with a high-voltage transformer with direct current to two electric grids whose electrostatic field gathers water into drops which settle into a collecting tank. The hydraulic fluid is circulated to a filter module for removing any remaining water, salt and particles in filter elements connected in parallel, having hygroscopic cellulose fibers which swell until saturation, the swelling being measured by a sensor measuring the degree of saturation, alternatively conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tool-Tech AS
    Inventor: Egil Eriksen
  • Patent number: 8545705
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be an apparatus for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream rich in a C4 hydrocarbon and/or at least one of a C5 and C6 hydrocarbon. The apparatus can include:a vessel containing a fluid including at least one reactant; a fluid transfer device receiving the fluid including at least one reactant from the vessel; at least one drier receiving the fluid including at least one reactant from the fluid transfer device; and a reactor communicating with the at least one drier to receive the fluid including at least one reactant. In addition, the at least one drier may communicate with the vessel at least by sending the fluid including at least one reactant or the regenerant through a fluid tapering device for at least one of regulating the flow and reducing the pressure of the regenerant to the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: David J. Shecterle, Jocelyn C. Daguio, Bryan S. Garney, James M. Shawley
  • Patent number: 8545706
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be an apparatus for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream rich in a C4 hydrocarbon and/or at least one of a C5 and C6 hydrocarbon. The apparatus can include: a first drier and a second drier adapted to receive a fluid including at least one reactant; and a reaction zone communicating with the first drier to receive the fluid including at least one reactant and with the second drier to receive the regenerant. Generally, the first drier operates at a first condition to dry the fluid including at least one reactant and the second drier operates at a second condition during regeneration with a regenerant. The regenerant can pass through a fluid tapering device for regulating the flow of the regenerant to the reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: David J. Shecterle, Bryan S. Garney, Jocelyn C. Daguio, James M. Shawley
  • Patent number: 8454836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for removing water and/or water-based compounds from organic liquids/fluids. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to methods and apparatus that utilize fibrous media that contains, is impregnated, or is formed from at least one super absorbent compound, where the fibrous media is formed from nanofibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: George G. Chase, Darrell H. Reneker, Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 8282832
    Abstract: A regeneration circuit for the in situ regeneration of an inline adsorbent filter, said filter being part of a normal circuit that is configured to remove one or more contaminant from a fluid circulated through a machine; the regeneration circuit includes a regeneration unit configured to remove one or more contaminant from a contaminated fluid creating a regenerated fluid, such that in operation the regenerated fluid is pumped from the regeneration unit and through the filter extracting the or each contaminant from the filter creating the contaminated fluid, this contaminated fluid then returns to the regeneration unit for contaminant removal, the pressure and flow rate of the regenerated fluid through the filter are maintained at a level that ensures minimal damage to the filter; said machine is isolated from the inline filter during regeneration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Martin Cropp
  • Patent number: 8246835
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be an apparatus for isomerizing a hydrocarbon stream rich in a C4 hydrocarbon and/or at least one of a C5 and C6 hydrocarbon. The apparatus can include: a first drier and a second drier adapted to receive a fluid including at least one reactant; and a reaction zone communicating with the first drier to receive the fluid including at least one reactant and with the second drier to receive the regenerant. Generally, the first drier operates at a first condition to dry the fluid including at least one reactant and the second drier operates at a second condition during regeneration with a regenerant. The regenerant is displaced from the drier using a down-flow regenerant displacement assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Bryan S. Garney, Jocelyn C. Daguio, Kurt A. Detrick, Douglas A. Becci, David J. Shecterle, John M. Krupczak, Andrew D. Mezera
  • Publication number: 20120175305
    Abstract: Gas-filled microbubbles can be synthesized using a continuous flow chamber and a sonicator. The resulting microbubble solution can be size-sorted for a particular application, such as injection into a patient for gas delivery thereto. The microbubble solution may be concentrated to have greater than 50% volume gas while maintaining microbubble sizes below 10 ?m. Control of the microbubble generation process can yield highly stable microbubbles. The microbubbles may retain over half of their original gas payload for over three weeks while exhibiting minimal change in microbubble size. The systems, methods, and devices described herein thus allow for continuous or batch-wise continuous production of gas-filled microbubbles that readily release their gas payload when introduced into an under-saturated or de-saturated solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Mark A. Borden, Edward J. Swanson
  • Patent number: 8216458
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a device for dewatering a hydraulic fluid of a hydraulic system, in particular in the aerospace sector, comprising a container which has a sorbent, a feed which supplies the hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic system to the container for the hydraulic fluid to be passed through the sorbent such that it can be dewatered in a dewatering mode of the device, and a return which returns the dewatered hydraulic fluid from the container to the hydraulic system in the dewatering mode of the device. The hydraulic fluid can be dewatered continuously and very efficiently by the method and the device according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Scheel, Ralf Pohlmann, Wolfgang Erdmann
  • Patent number: 8177984
    Abstract: Separation media, separation modules and methods are provided for separating water from a water and hydrocarbon emulsion and include a fibrous nonwoven coalescence layer for receiving the water and hydrocarbon emulsion and coalescing the water present therein as a discontinuous phase to achieve coalesced water droplets having a size of 1 mm or greater, and a fibrous nonwoven drop retention layer downstream of the coalescence layer having a high BET surface area of at least 90 m2/g or greater sufficient to retain the size of the coalesced water droplets to allow separation thereof from the hydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Ahlstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Christine M. Stanfel, Farina Diani Pangestu
  • Patent number: 8168067
    Abstract: A process for treating and disposing a liquid waste, which is solidified prior to disposal, includes steps of adding to said liquid waste a dry treatment product generally comprising approximately 25% to 75% bentonite clay and respectively 75% to 25% of a liquid-sorbing polymer, subjecting the liquid waste to a single pass high shear mix so as to incorporate the treatment product into the liquid waste with increased dispersion and reduced agglomeration, subjecting the treated liquid waste to a retention time suitable for solidification, and disposing of the solidified liquid waste. The liquid waste preferably is recirculated prior to addition of dry treatment product so as to permit a calibration of the characteristics of the liquid waste, and subsequent determination of the correct rate of dry treatment addition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Metaflo Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Roger H. Woods, Doug Pullman
  • Patent number: 8017020
    Abstract: It has been discovered that jet fuel containing enhanced thermal stability additives and water can be delivered with a final water content of 15 ppm or less via existing jet fuel distribution system by controlling the fuel flow rate through the fuel delivery system comprising one or more filter coalescers and separator systems, said controlled fuel flow rate being determined by passing a sample of actual fuel through a sample of the fuel filter at various fuel flow rates to identify the flowrate at which the fuel effluent contains 15 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Exxonmobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Dennis H. Hoskin, Michele S. Touvelle, Krystal B. Wrigley, Paul P. Wells
  • Publication number: 20110011805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a porous metal organic framework comprising at least one at least bidentate organic compound coordinate to at least one metal ion as desiccant for reducing the water content of an organic liquid or for removing water from an organic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Schubert, Ulrich Mueller, Christoph Kiener
  • Publication number: 20100224565
    Abstract: The systems and processes disclosed herein relate generally to multi bed temperature controlled adsorption for use in the recovery of sorbates that are removed from process streams by adsorption. Multi bed temperature controlled adsorber systems can include three or more temperature controlled adosrbers that operate in parallel. Each temperature controlled adsorber through a series of steps including an adsorption step, a first bed to bed interchange, a regeneration step, and a second bed to bed interchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen R. Dunne, David A. Wegerer
  • Patent number: 7763174
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a reverse-flow reactor comprising at least one catalyst bed which is preceded and followed by at least one bed containing selectively adsorbing material, and its application for in a process for the removal of contaminants from a process stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Alouisius Nicolaas Renée Bos, Girish Rajkumar Kabra, Jean-Paul Lange
  • Patent number: 7718071
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in the treatment of contaminated fluid is provided. The apparatus includes a body portion, made from a mixture of a waste adsorbent material and a binder material, for use in the removal of contaminants. The adsorbent material may be a nanosorbent material manufactured from self-assembled monolayers on mesoporous supports (SAMMS). The binder material, on the other hand, may include any thermoplastic material capable of binding the adsorbent material together to subsequently provide a composite material that can be shaped into a block. A method for treatment of contaminated fluid is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Perry Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Krogue, Timothy L. Holmes
  • Patent number: 7666310
    Abstract: A method is described for removing water and other protic impurities from an organic liquid electrolyte, wherein the organic liquid electrolyte is brought into contact with one or more insoluble alkali metal hydride(s) and the insoluble reaction by-products formed thereby are separated off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Wietelmann, Klaus Schade, Uwe Lischka
  • Patent number: 7556739
    Abstract: A method of treating a fluid stream underwater comprising integrally attaching a skid to a fluid stream treating vessel so that the fluid stream treating vessel can be disposed on an underwater floor in a position such that an opening in said vessel is at a highest point on said vessel when disposed on the underwater floor; remotely directing a fluid stream treating vessel to an underwater floor location sufficiently close to said fluid stream so that the fluid stream can be remotely attached in fluid communication with said fluid stream treating vessel; remotely connecting said underwater fluid stream to said fluid stream treating vessel for treatment of said fluid stream; treating said fluid stream by contact with a treatment media disposed within said treatment vessel, maintained at equilibrium water pressure at the depth of treatment; and flowing the treated fluid stream out of said treating vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Amcol International Corporation
    Inventors: Anna M. Johnston-Dhuet, Giovanni Occhipinti
  • Patent number: 7514005
    Abstract: A method for processing drilling fluid comprising an oil and water emulsion and solid material includes breaking the emulsion into an oil phase and a water phase, increasing the surface area of the solid material, adsorbing at least some of the water phase to the increased surface area of the solid material, and recovering at least some of the oil phase. The drilling fluid may be moved within a container to break the emulsion and increase the surface area of the solids material. Water phase or solid material may be added to the drilling fluid to maximize the amount of water phase adsorbed into the solid material and minimize the amount of oil phase adsorbed to the solid material. The drilling fluid may be processed while being transported between locations. The solid material may be dried in a thermal dryer to vaporize and recover the water phase and any adsorbed oil phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Neale Browne, Catalin Ivan
  • Patent number: 7513004
    Abstract: A method for fluid recovery in a semi-aqueous wash process including the steps of receiving semi-aqueous wash liquor from a wash container; pretreating the semi-aqueous wash liquor and separating it into aqueous-rich working fluid phase and non-aqueous working fluid phase, treating the aqueous-rich working fluid phase to remove remaining non-aqueous working fluid, and treating the non-aqueous-rich working fluid phase for recovery and reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Joel A. Luckman, Tremitchell L. Wright
  • Publication number: 20090084732
    Abstract: A liquid desiccation device is disclosed. The device removes traces of water from substantially non-aqueous liquids in a simple and expedient manner. It comprises a porous container which allows water in to bind with a desiccant contained within, and contains that desiccant so that it may be removed piecemeal once the drying process is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Kye-Simeon Masters
  • Publication number: 20090065436
    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. The web can comprise a nanofiber layer having dispersed within the nanofiber layer a super absorbent particulate and optionally a second particulate material that can act as an absorbent, adsorbant or reactant. 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. If needed these materials can also react with, be absorbed by, or adsorbed onto, the active particulate within the nanofiber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: VELI E. KALAYCI, James Doyle, Derek O. Jones, Brian Babcock, Mike J. Hebert, Philip Edward Johnson, Ketan C. Mehta
  • Patent number: 7501066
    Abstract: A system and a method for solvent purification is provided. The system includes a solvent storage tank and a filter coupled to the tank for filtering out moisture from the solvent. The method includes providing a tank to hold the solvent being purified, providing a filter coupled to the tank, and repeatedly providing solvent from the tank to the filter, and filtering the solvent to remove moisture and returning the filtered solvent to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: WEMS, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Vernik, Ron Hood
  • Publication number: 20090045138
    Abstract: Superabsorbent foam comprising superabsorbent fiber and/or fruit fiber, processes for producing superabsorbent foam having improved wet strength by foaming a crosslinkable aqueous mixture comprising at least 50 mol % neutralized acid-functional monoethylenically unsaturated monomer or at least one basic polymer, crosslinker, superabsorbent synthetic fiber and/or fruit fiber and at least one surfactant and subsequently polymerizing the monomer in the foamed mixture or crosslinking the basic polymer to form a hydrogel foam and use of the thus obtainable foam in hygiene articles to absorb body fluids, in dressing material to cover wounds, as a sealing material, as a packaging material, as a soil improver, as a soil substitute, to dewater sludges, to thicken waterborne paints or coatings in the course of disposing of residual quantities thereof, to dewater water-containing oils or hydrocarbons or as a material for filters in ventilation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Samantha Champ, Mariola Wanior, Andreas Reifschneider
  • Patent number: 7410588
    Abstract: A process for purifying a liquid from a dissolved solute includes the exposure of the liquid to a material absorbing the liquid in preference to the dissolved solute. The dissolved solute is adsorbed onto the material. Through exposure of the dissolved solute adsorbed on said material to output of an ionization source, solute release from the material occurs. Purification of the liquid to remove the dissolved solute occurs through the release of the liquid from said material separate from the release of the dissolved solute. A system for purifying a liquid from a dissolved solute includes a super absorbent polymer within a housing. A pH source is provided to released purified absorbed liquid portion A via a first outlet in the housing for collecting the released absorbed liquid portion A. An ionization source releases solute absorbed liquid portion B that is collected as a solute rich adsorbed liquid portion B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: John Klemic
  • Patent number: 7300594
    Abstract: A process for purifying a lipophilic fluid employing a functionalized fabric treating agent. The functionalized fabric treating agent is capable of delivering fabric treating benefits in a non-aqueous fabric article treatment process and is designed for easy removal from the non-aqueous solvent after the fabric article treatment process. Laundry soils can also be removed by this process. The present invention also relates to a fabric treatment composition containing the functionalized fabric treating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Arredondo, Mark Robert Sivik, Robb Richard Gardner, Jeffrey Scott Dupont, John Christian Haught, Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, Jeffrey Jon Hopkins, William Michael Scheper, Hiroshi Oh
  • Patent number: 7300593
    Abstract: A process for purifying dry cleaning solvents from a mixture containing used dry cleaning solvents and contaminants, such as laundry soils, fabric treating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Arredondo, Mark Robert Sivik, Robb Richard Gardner, Jeffrey Scott Dupont, John Christian Haught, Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, Jeffrey John Hopkins, William Michael Scheper, Hiroshi Oh
  • Patent number: 7288201
    Abstract: A composition comprising a magnesium halide coated macroporous carbonaceous substrate is provided for effecting moisture removal from a hydrogen halide fluid. Moisture removal is effected by intimately contacting the hydrogen halide fluid with the magnesium halide coated macroporous carbonaceous substrate and separating the fluid from the coated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventor: Mackenzie King
  • Patent number: 7273512
    Abstract: Process for drying wet F32, which comprises placing a stream of the said F32 in continuous contact with a feed stock of a composition comprising a molecular sieve chosen from a 3A type sieve, at a temperature of between 5 and 78° C. and at a pressure of between 0.5 and 25 atm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Elf Atochem S.A.
    Inventor: Rene Bertocchio
  • Patent number: 7258797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for removing water and/or surfactants from lipophilic fluids, absorbent materials employed in such processes, and lipophilic fluids produced by such processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dewey Edward Burton, Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, Paul Amaat Raymond Gerald France
  • Patent number: 7247241
    Abstract: Process for treating lipophilic fluids employing filters, more particularly, multifunctional filters that are capable of removing as well as adding components to lipophilic fluids being filtered are provided by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Amaat Raymond Gerard France, Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, Dewey Edward Burton
  • Patent number: 7241728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for processing a lipophilic fluid, more particularly to a system for processing a lipophilic fluid utilized in a fabric treating process, even more particularly to a system for processing a lipophilic fluid such that contaminants such as water, surfactants, water, body/food oils, fatty acids, and dyes can be removed from the lipophilic fluid. In other words, the present invention relates to the “cleaning up” of or purification of a lipophilic fluid such that it can be re-used in a lipophilic fluid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, Paul Amaat Raymond Gerald France, Dewey Edward Burton, Michael Jason Ullom, Marcus Anthony Bertin, Scott Edward Powell, Eddy Vos, Veerle Maria Nathalie Lootvoet, William Michael Scheper, John Christian Haught, John Christopher Deak
  • Patent number: 7084099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for processing a lipophilic fluid, more particularly to a system for processing a lipophilic fluid utilized in a fabric treating process, even more particularly to a system for processing a lipophilic fluid such that contaminants such as water, surfactants, water, body/food oils, fatty acids, and dyes can be removed from the lipophilic fluid. In other words, the present invention relates to the “cleaning up” of or purification of a lipophilic fluid such that it can be re-used in a lipophilic fluid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, Paul Amaat Raymond Gerald France, Dewey Edward Burton, Michael Jason Ullom, Marcus Anthony Bertin, Scott Edward Powell, Eddy Vos, Veerle Maria Nathalie Lootvoet, William Michael Scheper, John Christian Haught, John Christopher Deak
  • Patent number: 6918948
    Abstract: A Process for the production and uses of a molecular sieve adsorbent blend product with improved performance characteristics produced by preparing a zeolite powder, preparing a highly dispersed attapulgite fiber binder, mixing the zeolite powder with the highly dispersed attapulgite binder to form a mixture, forming molecular sieve adsorbent products into a shaped material and calcining the shaped material, wherein the tapped bulk density of the highly dispersed attapulgite fibers measured according to DIN/ISO 787 is more than about 550 g/ml.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Zeochem LLC
    Inventors: Dave Jaussaud, Kerry Weston, Armin Pfenninger, Beat Kleeb
  • Patent number: 6905612
    Abstract: A plasma concentrator for producing plasma concentrate from a plasma from which erythrocytes have been substantially removed. The device comprises a concentrating chamber having an inlet port and an concentrate outlet, the concentrating chamber containing hydrogel beads and at least one inert agitator; and a concentrate chamber having an inlet communicating with the concentrator outlet through a filter, and having an plasma concentrate outlet port. A process for producing plasma concentrate from plasma from which erythrocytes have been substantially removed, comprising the steps of a) moving the plasma into a concentrating chamber containing hydrogel beads and an agitator to form a hydrogel bead-plasma mixture; b) causing the agitator to stir the hydrogel bead-plasma mixture, facilitating absorption of water by the beads from the plasma, until a hydrogel bead-plasma concentrate is formed; and c) separating the plasma concentrate from the hydrogel beads by passing the plasma concentrate through a filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Hanuman LLC
    Inventors: Randel Dorian, Richard Wood Storrs
  • Patent number: 6866787
    Abstract: Process for drying wet F32, which comprises placing a stream of the said F32 in continuous contact with a feed stock of a composition comprising a molecular sieve chosen from a 3A type sieve, at a temperature of between 5 and 78° C. and at a pressure of between 0.5 and 25 atm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Arkema
    Inventor: Rene Bertocchio
  • Patent number: 6855173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of absorbent materials for separating water from an emulsion comprising water and lipophilic fluid. The methods, systems, and compositions of the present invention expose the emulsion to absorbent materials such that water is absorbed out of the emulsion in order to facilitate the recovery of the lipophilic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bruno Johannes Ehrnsperger, Paul Amaat France, Arseni V. Radomyselski, Jean Wevers
  • Patent number: 6837999
    Abstract: A process is described for dewatering a water-containing material by mixing sphagnum plants into the material as a structural element, and that the mixture thereafter is subjected to a drying process. By mixing sphagnum plant into to such water-containing materials, and thereafter by dewatering the material, traditional processing methods such as composting and incineration of such materials will be much improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Sphagnum AS
    Inventor: Oyvind Bones
  • Patent number: 6824686
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for treating solid waste with an organic fraction. A slurry (4) of the waste (1) diluted with water (3) is sieved, at least by means of a sieving device (5) which lets pieces through whose dimension in at least one direction, and preferably in at least two standing directions, is situated between 2 and 20 mm, after which, from the slurry (7) which has passed through, a part of the ferrous metals (8) which are present in the waste (1) is removed from said waste by means of magnets, and the slurry (7) is finally dewatered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Organic Waste Systems, NV
    Inventors: Jan Smis, Philippe Vandevivere, Luc De Baere
  • Publication number: 20040182788
    Abstract: A plasma concentrator for producing plasma concentrate from a plasma from which erythrocytes have been substantially removed. The device comprises a concentrating chamber having an inlet port and an concentrate outlet, the concentrating chamber containing hydrogel beads and at least one inert agitator; and a concentrate chamber having an inlet communicating with the concentrator outlet through a filter, and having an plasma concentrate outlet port. A process for producing plasma concentrate from plasma from which erythrocytes have been substantially removed, comprising the steps of a) moving the plasma into a concentrating chamber containing hydrogel beads and an agitator to form a hydrogel bead-plasma mixture; b) causing the agitator to stir the hydrogel bead-plasma mixture, facilitating absorption of water by the beads from the plasma, until a hydrogel bead-plasma concentrate is formed; and c) separating the plasma concentrate from the hydrogel beads by passing the plasma concentrate through a filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Randel Dorian, Richard Wood Storrs
  • Patent number: 6746610
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oil system, in particular a hydraulic oil system or a lubricating oil system, comprising a sensor for monitoring the impurity content of the oil in the oil system, the sensor detecting a value which is correlated with the impurity content. A particularly cost-effective construction is achieved, if the sensor is configured as a turbidity sensor which measures the turbidity of the oil, which has been caused by the impurity content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Mahle Filtersysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Manz, Reinhard Wierling
  • Publication number: 20040099606
    Abstract: Water is separated from an emulsion of water and oil by passing the emulsion through a bed of superabsorbent polymer granules which break the emulsion and absorb water from the mixture of water and oil. An apparatus for separating water from an emulsion of water and oil has at least one separation cell containing a bed of super absorbent polymer granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Todd A. McGarvey, James A. Lilly
  • Publication number: 20040089609
    Abstract: There is a method for increasing the viscosity of a high moisture content semi-fluid material such as sludge, slurry or filter cake so that the handleability is improved for disposal or further processing. The method includes the step of adding to the material a cross-linked copolymer produced from either the copolymerisation of acrylic acid or acrylamide and acrylate salts. The cross-linked copolymer has a high affinity for water so that the moisture content is substantially transferred from the material to the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Ronald John Coleman
  • Publication number: 20040031758
    Abstract: A composition comprising a magnesium halide coated macroporous carbonaceous substrate is provided for effecting moisture removal from a hydrogen halide fluid. Moisture removal is effected by intimately contacting the hydrogen halide fluid with the magnesium halide coated macroporous carbonaceous substrate and separating the fluid from the coated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Applicant: Mykrolis Corporation
    Inventor: Mackenzie King
  • Publication number: 20040026327
    Abstract: A composition comprising a magnesium halide coated macroporous carbonaceous substrate is provided for effecting moisture removal from a hydrogen halide fluid. Moisture removal is effected by intimately contacting the hydrogen halide fluid with the magnesium halide coated macroporous carbonaceous substrate and separating the fluid from the coated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Mykrolis Corporation
    Inventor: Mackenzie King
  • Patent number: 6669850
    Abstract: A purification process composed of: contacting a contaminated composition including an optional fluid, a polymer, and an impurity with an adsorbent composition including an adsorbent, wherein the adsorbent is selected from the group consisting of an alumina and a magnesium sulfate, wherein a portion of the impurity binds to the adsorbent, wherein the polymer is a polycarbonate, a carbazole, a polyarylate, or a copolyester having the formula where n is the degree of polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Fuller, John F. Yanus, Markus R. Silvestri, Damodar M. Pai, Samuel Kaplan, Raymond K. Crandall, Kathleen M. Carmichael, David J. Maty
  • Patent number: 6638429
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for processing a watery substance, such as sludge or manure, wherein in a mixer-drier (33) the watery substance to be processed, which may or may not be mechanically partly dewatered (in 31) and/or preheated (in 32), is mixed with zeolites of type A, which adsorb water from the watery substance while releasing adsorption heat which causes an amount of moisture to evaporate, while from the mixer-drier vapor and a mixture of zeolites and dried matter are discharged, whereafter the zeolites are regenerated in an oven (35) through heating, and are returned to the mixer-drier after being separated from dry matter residue formed by the heating, such as ash, and released moisture. Prior to the supply to the oven, at least a part of the dried matter can be extracted by a separation device (34) the mixture formed in the mixer-drier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Paulus Josephus Theodorus Bussmann, Jacob Boot