Including Controlling Process In Response To A Sensed Condition Patents (Class 210/739)
  • Patent number: 11472688
    Abstract: A water output device is provided. The water output device comprises a housing mechanism; a water purification mechanism, which comprises a water purifier located within the housing mechanism; a refrigeration mechanism, which comprises a compressor located within the housing mechanism; a tank assembly, which comprises a first tank mechanism configured for providing hot water, and second tank mechanism configured for providing ice water and soda water; the first tank mechanism comprises a hot water tank in communication with the water purifier; the second tank mechanism comprises a ice water tank in communication with the water purifier, a soda water tank located within the ice water tank, a water pump in communication with the ice water tank and the soda water tank respectively, and a cooling pipe spirally extended into the ice water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Quanduo Hou
  • Patent number: 11430560
    Abstract: Graphical user interfaces for use with extracorporeal blood treatment systems may include a plurality of displayable settings cards. The plurality of settings cards may be grouped or arranged into a card set and a plurality of card subsets. Each of the card set and the plurality of card subsets may be displayable as a stack of settings cards with at least one settings card presented at the forefront of the stack to a user. Further, each settings card of the plurality of settings cards may also be displayed by itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Annmargret Hakansson, Bendik Torvin, Maria Johnsson, Par-Olof Hakansson, Roger Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11396467
    Abstract: A water heating and treatment system with UV lamp and anti-scale water treatment sanitation for suppression of pathogens including undesired bacterial content in a domestic water system includes a water heater. A cold water supply line to supply water to the water heater includes an anti-scale device, and a UV sanitation lamp. A water heater sanitation loop includes a sanitation loop pump to circulate hot water within the water heater. The water heater controller causes an activation of the water heater sanitation loop and a water temperature of the water heater to increase momentarily to a sanitization temperature above 151° F. for one or more periods of at least two minutes in a sanitation loop mode. A method for treating hot water to suppress pathogens including undesired bacterial content in a domestic water system is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Watts Regulator Co.
    Inventors: Theresa D'Amore, Paul Bothner, Jana Summey, Michael Trammell, Craig Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11391122
    Abstract: A well testing apparatus includes tank manifold skids connected to tanks, a pump manifold skid, and a control system. Each tank manifold skid includes first pipework, second pipework, and valves. The first pipework of each tank manifold skid cooperates with the first pipework of another tank manifold skid to enable fluid communication between the tank manifold skids. The second pipework of each tank manifold skid enables fluid communication between the first pipework and a connected tank, while the valves can control flow through the second pipework to the tank. The pump manifold skid is coupled to the tank manifold skids and includes fluid manifolds, pumps, and valves. The control system includes a control unit for remotely actuating the valves to selectively control fluid flow from a separator to the tanks via the pump manifold skid and the tank manifold skids. Additional systems, methods, and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Francis Dominique Allouche, Mathilde Jan, Ibrahim El Alami, Pierre Chaigne, Mahesh Shenoy, Gilbert Conort
  • Patent number: 11370679
    Abstract: A method for predicting a discharge level of an effluent from decentralized sewage treatment facilities, the method including: measuring the conductivity of an influent, the conductivity and suspended solids concentration of an effluent of a plurality of decentralized sewage treatment facilities; repeatedly measuring a pH, a concentration of COD, a concentration of ammonia nitrogen, the concentration of total phosphorus of the effluent of each of the plurality of decentralized sewage treatment facilities; calculating average values of the pH, the concentration of COD, the concentration of ammonia nitrogen, the concentration of total phosphorus; comparing the average values with a local sewage discharge standard, and determining a discharge level of the effluent; constructing a predictive model; and sampling an influent and an effluent of a sewage treatment facility, measuring the conductivity of an influent, the conductivity and suspended solids concentration of the effluent, inputting the obtained data to th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: YANGTZE DELTA REGION INSTITUTE OF TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, ZHEJIANG
    Inventors: Rui Liu, Qiangqiang Yu, Lujun Chen
  • Patent number: 11319519
    Abstract: The microfluidic chip can comprise at least one multichamber flow assembly that can comprise a plurality of microchannels. The plurality of microchannels can comprise a first microchannel that includes: a first inlet; a first outlet; and a first chamber fluidly connected to the first inlet and the first outlet. The plurality of microchannels can comprise a second microchannel that includes: a second inlet; a second outlet; and a second chamber fluidly connected to the second inlet and the second outlet. The multichamber flow assembly can comprise a porous biocompatible membrane oriented along a longitudinal interface between the first microchannel and the second microchannel, wherein the porous biocompatible membrane is permeable for movement of biomolecules from the first chamber to the second chamber through the porous biocompatible membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: MACAU GLCAO Biotechnology Research Center Limited, Calroy Health Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Yong Luo, Jinhua Wei, Zhou Wang, Ming Sun, Chen Chen, Yuguang Du
  • Patent number: 11291931
    Abstract: A method and system for buoyant separation of a target constituent of a sample, the method comprising: at a process chamber, combining a volume of substrates having a first density with the sample, thereby producing a population of target-bound complexes comprising the target constituent bound to at least a portion of the volume of substrates; within the process chamber, physically separating the population of target-bound complexes from the sample based upon interaction between the volume of substrates and an applied force; aggregating the population of target-bound complexes at a collection region of the process chamber; extracting the population of target-bound complexes from the process chamber; and processing the target constituent from the population of target-bound complexes for further analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon H. McNaughton, John G. Younger, Leo Ostruszka, Jonathan Roussey, Gene Parunak, Aaron Kehrer
  • Patent number: 11263574
    Abstract: An electronic newsletter distribution system useful in association with a water agency management platform provides information exchange for administering groundwater extraction rights in one or more trading-zones. The platform matches offers to trade utilization of groundwater extraction rights (GWRs), and intermediates transfers of the matched GWRs based one or more transfer rules. The system also facilitates trading of “sell order” and “buy order” in response to the water pricing and water offering information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: IPQ PTY LTD
    Inventor: Thomas Henry Rooney
  • Patent number: 11255178
    Abstract: A system for recirculating a portion of a liquid fraction of multiphase production fluid to a pump for enhanced functionality thereof. The system includes a splitter assembly that obtains the multiphase production fluid from the pump. The splitter assembly utilizes multiple internal chambers to separate gas and liquid fractions of the fluid. A portion of the liquid fraction may then be recirculated back to the pump as indicated whereas the remainder of the liquid fraction may be recombined with the gas fraction for production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: OneSubsea IP UK Limited
    Inventors: Stig Kåre Kanstad, Helge Dale
  • Patent number: 11250177
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimally determining sensor or infrastructure placement in a fluid network, for determining an anomaly of interest in the fluid network, and for determining sensor coverage in a fluid network, which are based on a model of the fluid network represented by a directed graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer F. Schumacher, Saber Taghaeeyan, Ronald D. Jesme, Andrew P. Bonifas, Nicholas G. Amell, Brock A. Hable, Golshan Golnari
  • Patent number: 11192216
    Abstract: A polishing method of polishing a substrate while preventing coarse particles from being discharged onto a polishing pad is disclosed. In this polishing method, a substrate is brought into sliding contact with a polishing pad while a polishing liquid, which has passed through a filter, is supplied onto the polishing pad. The polishing method includes: passing the polishing liquid through the filter while increasing a physical quantity of the polishing liquid until the physical quantity reaches a predetermined set value, the physical quantity being one of flow rate and pressure of the polishing liquid; and polishing the substrate W on the polishing pad while supplying the polishing liquid that has passed through the filter onto the polishing pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Watanabe, Kuniaki Yamaguchi, Itsuki Kobata, Yutaka Wada
  • Patent number: 11175680
    Abstract: Provided is a process, including: receiving, via the network interface, from a remote user device, a command to change a state of the fluid-handling device to a target state; translating the received command into a translated command operative to cause a local controller of the fluid-handling device to drive the fluid-handling equipment to the target state, the local controller being responsive to the command and feedback from the fluid-handling device indicative of whether the fluid-handling device is in the target state; and sending the translated command to the local controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SitePro, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Phillips
  • Patent number: 11162332
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modeling the efficiency of fluid transfer between a wellbore and containers during a displacement operation. In one embodiment, the methods and systems may include providing a fluid transfer model based on constraints determined from data obtained from a wellbore servicing system, wherein the fluid transfer model comprises expected properties of the wellbore servicing system at one or more intervals during a fluid displacement operation, selecting containers for transferring a wellbore servicing fluid to a wellbore based on the expected properties, selecting containers for transferring a return fluid from the wellbore based on the expected properties, determining actual properties of the wellbore servicing system from data obtained from the wellbore servicing system, comparing the expected properties and the actual properties, and if the expected properties are different from the actual properties, modifying at least one of the expected properties of the wellbore servicing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitor Lopes Pereira, Dale E. Jamison, Alexandra Clare Morrison
  • Patent number: 11125593
    Abstract: A system includes a learning network having a signal processor configured to: receive learned signaling containing information about representative samples of conditions related to operating states of a hydrocyclone and characterized as learned samples of each condition when the learning network is trained, and raw signaling containing information about raw samples containing information about the current operation of the hydrocyclone; and determine corresponding signaling containing information about an operating state of the current operation of the hydrocyclone based upon a comparison of the learned signaling and the raw signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CIDRA CORPORATE SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Davis
  • Patent number: 11123670
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for preparing a simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal lightweight material and the use thereof, and belongs to the technical field of environmental functional materials and sewage treatment. In the present invention, sulfur and an iron-based component are thoroughly melted and dispersed to obtain a molten mixture, where the iron-based component is a mixture of iron sulfides with carbonates of calcium and magnesium; and the above molten mixture is subjected to a foaming treatment to form the simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal lightweight material. The simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal lightweight material of the present invention has characteristics of high porosity, a large specific surface area, a light weight, and a high reaction activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NANJING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: RuiHua Li, SiWen Shen, LiSong Zhou, LiYu Luo, MengSha Guan, Wei Wang, ZhiBin Ge
  • Patent number: 11118125
    Abstract: Methods are provided for treatment of kerosene/jet fuel boiling range fractions, such as previously qualified jet fuel fractions, to allow blending of the kerosene/jet fuel boiling range fractions to produce a jet fuel boiling range blend having a breakpoint that is equal to or greater than the breakpoint of at least one of the kerosene jet fuel boiling range fractions used to form the blend. The breakpoint of the jet fuel boiling range blend can be maintained by treating at least one of the component fractions of the blend and/or by treating the blend to reduce a nitrogen content. The reduced nitrogen content can correspond to a reduced content of total nitrogen and/or a reduced content of unexpected nitrogen compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventor: David J. Abdallah
  • Patent number: 11110398
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to methods and apparatus for the efficient quantitative recovery of valuable biological fluids from filtration systems, more particularly to efficient quantitative recovery of valuable biological fluids from high precision separation systems suitable for use in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Cytiva Sweden AB
    Inventors: Sasi Kumar Nutalapati, Klaus Gebauer, Karl Axel Jakob Liderfelt, Nachiket Karmarkar, Ajit S. Vernekar, Amit Kumar Sharma, Fredrik Oskar Lundstrom, Sangeetha Raghu Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 11110216
    Abstract: A plasmapheresis system and a method for operating a plasmapheresis system are provided by which the volume/weight of anticoagulated plasma that is collected is optimized. In one example, a nomogram is provided that utilizes the donor's hematocrit to calculate the volume/weight of raw plasma within a plasma product having the maximum volume permitted by the FDA nomogram. In a plasmapheresis procedure having multiple collection phases followed by a reinfusion cycle in which concentrated red blood cells are returned to the donor, the volume of plasma product to be collected is calculated prior to the start of each collection cycle to account for the donor's increasing hematocrit, thus resulting in a greater total volume of plasma product to be collected during the plasmapheresis procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit J. Patel, Samantha M. Planas, Walter T. Watts, Kyungyoon Min, Daniel R. Boggs
  • Patent number: 11033667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sorbent manifold and related systems and methods having a plurality of passageways fluidly connectable to one or more valves and one or more sensors and components for use in a sorbent dialysis system. The sorbent manifold can control the one or more valves to direct fluid to either pass through a sorbent cartridge or bypass the sorbent cartridge based on measurements obtained from sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Chapman, Jr., Carl Wilbert Gomes, II
  • Patent number: 10999141
    Abstract: A multi-objective optimization method for groundwater pollution monitoring network, which mainly includes four steps: groundwater numerical value simulation, groundwater vulnerability assessment, the establishment of the monitoring network optimization model, and the solving of the optimization model. The core of the method is to establish a multi-objective optimization model aimed at establishing the least monitoring wells, monitoring the maximum pollutant concentration, and monitoring the maximum regional vulnerability value. Solving the optimization model by the algorithm and considering the relationship between the quality error and the number of monitoring wells comprehensively to determine the well number and location of the monitoring network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CHINESE RESEARCH ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Jing Su, Yuanyuan Sun, Beidou Xi, Mao Lin, Juan Li, Mingxia Zheng, Danfeng Ji, Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 10967307
    Abstract: A self-cleaning, automated apparatus with a filter for fluids includes a nozzle unit assembly that has a first tube inside a second tube. Each of the tubes has a different pattern of one or more slots or holes. One tube rotates while the other is fixed, so that part of the pattern of one coincides with the other at times, resulting in a jet of cleaning fluid that removes debris from a filter. The filter is rotated so the jet can reach all parts to be cleaned. The pattern of the rotating tube may approximate a helix and the pattern of the fixed tube may approximate a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SW FILTER SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stalnaker, Roger Withrow, Denver Kimberlin
  • Patent number: 10947129
    Abstract: There is described an on-line device for controlling a fluid treatment process configured to inactivate a microorganism in a flow of fluid using ultraviolet radiation and a chemical disinfectant. The device includes: a memory for receiving a calculated database of dose response for the ultraviolet radiation and for the chemical disinfectant for a fluid treatment parameter; means to obtain input data about the fluid treatment parameter from the process; means to compare the input data with calculated database; and means to adjust one or more of the amount ultraviolet radiation and the chemical disinfectant added to the flow fluid in response to a difference between the input data and calculated database. There is also described a process for controlling a fluid treatment process configured to inactivate a microorganism in a flow of fluid using ultraviolet radiation and a chemical disinfectant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TROJAN TECHNOLOGIES GROUP ULC
    Inventors: Siva Rajan Sarathy, Adrian Harrison Murray, Domenico Santoro, John Walton, Paris Neofotistos, Yuri Lawryshyn
  • Patent number: 10895957
    Abstract: Extracorporeal blood treatment systems and methods to display graphical user interfaces displaying a plurality of fluids areas, each including a flow rate, and displaying adjustment notifications proximate one or more fluid areas. For example, when a user adjusts a flow rate to a limit, one or more notifications may be displayed proximate other flow rates that may be adjusted to modify the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Jonas Schaefer, John O'Mahony, Thomas Lendway
  • Patent number: 10850991
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention relate to a controllable water treatment system, and more particularly, to systems, devices and methods of generating purified water with options of waste recycling and filter membrane rinse protection. The controllable water treatment system comprises a water intake tank, a pretreatment stage, a treatment stage and a purified water storage tank. Water waste output from the treatment stage may be drained or fed back into the water intake tank for recycling. Furthermore, the controllable water treatment system features rinse protection for filter membranes in the treatment stage. Before the system stop operation, water from the purified water storage tank is fed back into the filter stage to rinse the membranes for further protection. Such an application improves the lifespan of the membranes and thus the utility of the controllable water treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apex Applied Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Guang Zhou, Jing Luo
  • Patent number: 10842929
    Abstract: A cassette holder includes an actuator assembly and a cassette plate. The actuator assembly includes an actuator (e.g., a valve actuator or a sensing actuator) and a shaft, with the shaft including a head, a base, and a perimeter groove defined between the head and the base. The cassette plate includes an opening aligned with the actuator and a keyhole at least partially aligned with the shaft. The keyhole is associated with a channel of the cassette plate, which is configured to receive at least a portion of a lever. The lever is movable between a locked position (in which the lever is primarily positioned within the channel) preventing removal of the shaft from the keyhole and an unlocked position (in which the lever is primarily positioned outside of the channel) allowing for removal of the shaft from the keyhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. West
  • Patent number: 10765999
    Abstract: A method for controlling treatment of an industrial water system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing an apparatus for controlling delivery of at least one treatment chemical, the apparatus comprising at least one sensor and an electronic input/output device carrying out a protocol; measuring a parameter of the industrial water system using the at least one sensor; relaying the measured parameter to the electronic device; adjusting the protocol based on the measured parameter; delivering a concentrated treatment chemical into a stream of the industrial water system according to the adjusted protocol, the concentrated treatment chemical comprising an active ingredient, the active ingredient traced as necessary, the active ingredient having a concentration; repeating the measuring, the adjusting, and the delivering; and optionally repeating the steps for n-number of parameters, n-number of active ingredients, and/or n-number of concentrated treatment chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Narasimha M. Rao, Steven R. Hatch, William A. Von Drasek
  • Patent number: 10745291
    Abstract: A method for processing water and a control apparatus are provided. According to the method, a processor in communication with an apparatus for processing water may determine a water usage amount for an object; determine water usage time for the object; calculate time required for water preparation according to the water usage amount, a water preparation speed of the apparatus for processing water and a current amount of residual water; and determine time of starting water preparation according to the time required for water preparation and the water usage time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ke Wu
  • Patent number: 10737011
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracorporeal treatment of blood including a filtration unit, a blood withdrawal line, a blood return line, an effluent fluid line, a dilution fluid line connected to the blood withdrawal line, and a dialysis fluid line. Pumps act on the fluid lines for regulating the flow of fluid. A control unit sets initial values for a fluid flow rate(s) through the lines and periodically executes a flow rate update procedure to adjust the fluid flow rate(s) to deliver a set dose (Dset) in a reference time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventor: Dominique Pouchoulin
  • Patent number: 10726957
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an automated and comprehensive communications and monitoring platform that enables conditions to be monitored at one or more sites, and which includes a set of tools for preventing, mitigating and/or remediating occurrences of unfavorable conditions, such as hazardous biological/chemical conditions or device failures at the sites. Historical data aggregated by the platform is utilized to predict occurrences of hazardous or unfavorable conditions. Automated remediation actions are triggered to cure or prevent the occurrences of the hazardous or unfavorable conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VITRALOGY IP, LLC
    Inventor: Philip Thomas D'Amelia
  • Patent number: 10696940
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the continuous, microbe-reduced production and/or processing of a biopharmaceutical, biological macromolecular product from a heterogeneous cell culture-fluid mixture, comprising the steps of: (a) providing a particle-free fluid from a heterogeneous cell culture-fluid mixture containing the product, in the form of a product stream, (b) at least one filtration, providing a filtrate, (c) at least two chromatography steps for purifying the product, (d) at least one virus depletion, (e) at least one ultrafiltration and/or at least one diafiltration of the product stream of steps (b), (c) and/or (d), characterized in that the at least two chromatography steps from (c) comprise a purification via at least two chromatography columns and/or membrane adsorbers in each case and that the process is carried out in a closed and modular manner The invention further provides a corresponding modular system for carrying out said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Benjamin Maiser, Peter Schwan, Martin Lobedann, Volker Möhrle
  • Patent number: 10688464
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to methods of inhibiting corrosion in reaction chambers configured for hydrothermal reaction of feeds containing a heteroatom. An embodiment of such a method comprises providing a feed stream comprising a phosphorus-containing material, an alkali metal compound, water, and a corrosion-inhibitor. The embodiment additionally includes introducing the feed stream and oxidant into a reactor chamber and oxidizing the phosphorus-containing material at an oxidation temperature greater than about 374° C. and an oxidation pressure exceeding about 25 bar, wherein the reactor chamber has inner surfaces comprising a material that corrodes when in contact with a phosphorus compound within the reactor. The embodiment additionally includes selectively reacting the corrosion-inhibitor with phosphorus within the reactor, thereby precipitating in the reactor chamber a phosphorus-containing solid inorganic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ATOMICS
    Inventors: Glenn Thomas Hong, Kevin William Downey
  • Patent number: 10682680
    Abstract: An in-situ chemical oxidation high pressure injection optimization remediation method for soil and groundwater. A field test determines the diffusion radius of the injection agent in a typical formation, the maximum single-hole grouting amount per linear meter and the injectability parameter. Density-increased supplementary investigation, soil and groundwater data analysis, is divided by spatial distribution into four concentration main partitions, eight concentration sub-partitions. By optimizing the single-hole grouting amount per linear meter, the preparation concentration of the oxidant, and the parameters of the formulation of each partition, the optimization of the dosing ratio of remediation agent of each partition is achieved. The specific construction performance is to adjust the lifting speed of the high pressure injection drill pipe during the injection process for finally achieve the purpose of reducing the dosing ratio parameters of the agent in the remediation plot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BCEG ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuewei Yang, Shupeng Li, Yue Zhang, Fuwang Wang, Lili Guo, Xiaowei Song, Fan Chen, Pengcheng Yin, Shuangchao Cui, Yan Liu, Qiang Niu
  • Patent number: 10669173
    Abstract: A ballast water treatment device includes an oxidant supply amount control device in which a storage unit stores a relationship between an absorbance of a raw water for a ballast and a dissolved organic carbon concentration thereof and another relationship between the dissolved concentration and a residual oxidant concentration required after a predetermined time from an oxidant supply, to kill organisms and to suppress their regrowth in the ballast. A calculation unit derives the required residual oxidant concentration corresponding to the absorbance measured by a meter by referring to the relationships and calculates a target oxidant supply amount using the required residual oxidant concentration. For the target, a control unit controls an oxidant supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Fujiwara, Masanori Nagafuji, Yukihiko Okamoto, Yusuke Shimono
  • Patent number: 10519948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating a pressurized wastewater-drainage system (1) having interconnected line sections (SA1 . . . SA9) for conducting wastewater to a transfer station (10) and a plurality of pump stations (2) connected to the line sections (SA1 . . . SA9) for collecting the wastewater, wherein at least a portion of the pump stations (2) transmits at least status information indicating its respective pump standby status to a central controller (3), wherein a group is formed from the set of pump stations (2) that are in pump standby in relation to one of the line sections (SA1 . . . SA9) such that the number of pump stations (2) of the group corresponds at least to a minimum number (p_min) of pump stations (2) associated with this line section (SA1 . . . SA9), and the pump station (2) or pump stations (2) of the group are then activated simultaneously by the central controller (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: WILO SE
    Inventor: Andrzej Szeroki
  • Patent number: 10478358
    Abstract: A physically disabled patient support unit includes functional underwear, a silicone casing shell, tapered duct, ring, slide, inclined waste pump, waste storage, moving step, waste transfer station, safety belt with apparatus and multi-stage apparatus parts. The support unit provides for the transfer of urine and fecal waste of bedridden physically disabled patients to sewerage without touching. The support also has a very simple and practical use due to its various positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Aslan Ali Pirli
  • Patent number: 10472263
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a chemical balancing system for a pool that includes a salt chlorine generator system. The salt chlorine generator system produces chlorine through an electrolytic process at a salt chlorine generator cell in communication with a flow of water from the pool. A pH monitoring and balancing unit is coupled to the salt chlorine generator system. A power cord connects a power supply to the salt chlorine generator. A controller is in communication with both the salt chlorine generator system and the pH monitoring and balancing unit. The controller is configured to estimate a current pH value of the pool, determine how much pH balancing solution is required to re-balance the pool to a desired pH level, and dispense pH balancing solution until the pH level in the pool reaches the desired pH level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Johnson, Kevin Doyle, Keith Schulte
  • Patent number: 10441696
    Abstract: A dialysis system, comprising: a dialysis machine; an authentication component configured to determine that a source of a voice command received by the dialysis system is an authorized user of the dialysis system; and a processor configured to carry out a function determined based on the voice command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Daniel Tanenbaum, Fei Wang, Mario Gumina, Thomas Merics, Eric Hoffstetter, Matthew Doyle, Aleo Nobel Mok, Wayne Raiford
  • Patent number: 10427959
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the autonomous generation of safe self-limiting concentrations of chlorine dioxide for the treatment of process water. The method comprises a system that is self-limiting such that variations in water flow-rate and/or feed-rate of chlorite donor does not allow for increased concentrations of chlorine dioxide. The effluent concentration from the system does not exceed 3000 ppm thereby providing a means of generating chlorine dioxide for use where remote applications and/or where unskilled personnel are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TRUOX, INC.
    Inventor: Roy W. Martin
  • Patent number: 10401071
    Abstract: An ice maker comprising a refrigeration system, a water system, and a control system. The control system includes a controller comprising a processor and a water level sensor. The water level sensor is adapted to externally sense a capacitance corresponding to a sump water level. The controller is adapted to control the operation of the refrigeration system and the operation of the water system based upon the sump water level and to detect one or more failure modes of the water system based upon the sump water level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: True Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Knatt
  • Patent number: 10323490
    Abstract: A technique facilitates evaluation of a fluid, such as a fluid produced from a well. The technique utilizes a modular and mobile system for testing flows of fluid which may comprise mixtures of constituents. A modular flow meter system comprises a plurality of modules which each have a multiphase flow meter coupled into a flow circuit. The flow circuits of the plurality of modules are selectively connectable to each other via flow connectors. Additionally, portions of the flow circuits may be selectively opened and closed to enable controlled routing of the fluid being tested through the desired multiphase flow meter or meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Tuborg Vilstrup, Muhammad Fuad Bin Mohamed Zain, Guillaume Jolivet, Jean-Philippe Hussenet
  • Patent number: 10322225
    Abstract: According to at least one example embodiment, a system of monitoring blood leaks during hemodialysis therapy includes a wetness sensing device and a hemodialysis machine. The wetness sensing device is configured to transmit information wirelessly, the information being indicative of an absence of a liquid or a presence of a liquid. The hemodialysis machine includes, or is coupled to, a wireless receiver having two or more antennas. Signals received at the two or more antennas are decoded at the wireless receiver. If decoded signals indicate a detected wetness, the hemodialysis machine is caused to halt blood flow in and out of the machine and generate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Emmanuel Kotsos, Alexander J. Brown, Roland Levin, Fei Wang, Donovan Halliburton
  • Patent number: 10280061
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator and a control method thereof. The refrigerator includes a purified water tank to store water, a flow sensor to detect an amount of water supplied to the purified water tank, a purified water supply valve to open/close a purified water supply flow path to guide water stored in the purified water tank to the carbonated water tank, a carbonated water discharge valve to open/close a carbonated water discharge flow path to guide the carbonated water to the outside of the refrigerator, and a controller to detect a position where water leakage occurs by sequentially opening the purified water supply valve and the carbonated water discharge valve in a water leakage mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Tae Ko, Seung Wan Kang, Soo Kang Kim, Sung Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 10214409
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a main body defining a storage space therein, a door that opens and closes the storage space, and a hot water module including an instantaneous heater for heating water. The hot water module measures a flow rate of water along with a temperature of water introduced to the instantaneous heater to ensure the proper amount and temperature of water is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jimin You, Changyoon Jung, Siyeon An, Yonghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10112848
    Abstract: A method of emulsion extraction and processing from an oil/water separator, comprising detecting an emulsion parameter, passing an emulsion stream out of the separator, combining the emulsion stream with a water stream exiting the separator to create a diluted emulsion, dynamically adjusting a dilution of the diluted emulsion based at least in part on the emulsion parameter, and separating the diluted emulsion into an underflow stream comprising substantially water and a reject stream comprising substantially oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Edward J. Grave, Michael D. Olson
  • Patent number: 10112847
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for treating a liquid containing impurities may include a filtering chamber configured to permit granular media to interact with liquid containing impurities, thereby removing impurities from the liquid to produce filtrate; a filtrate section for receiving the filtrate; a gas supplying system for delivering gas to the granular media in the filtering chamber for transport of a portion of the granular media to a granular media washer; a reject section in fluid communication with the granular media washer for receiving a reject mixture comprising liquid and impurities from the granular media washer; and a control unit that is configured to determine whether the portion of the granular media is being transported properly based on an amount of reject mixture in the reject section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PARKSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian Streng, Brett H. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10040076
    Abstract: A method is provided for clarifying a flowable starting product with a separator having a feed and at least one liquid discharge for continuously discharging at least one clarified liquid phase—a clear phase—and with discontinuously openable solid-discharge openings for discontinuously discharging the solid phase. The method involves the steps: a. setting or determining a starting time; b. repeatedly determining at least one actual value of a product-parameter of the clear phase derived from the drum; c. determining the time interval until the product-parameter actual value reaches or exceeds a product-parameter limit value; d. preferably initiating a solid discharge as a result of reaching or exceeding the product-parameter limit value; e. determining and setting an operating time interval by using the determined calibrating time interval, the operating time interval being less than or greater than the ascertained calibrating time interval; and f.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GEA MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT GMBH
    Inventors: Wilfried Mackel, Markus Fleuter, Josef Linckamp
  • Patent number: 9873625
    Abstract: A system and method for maintaining a body of water in a sanitized condition with use of a halogen and a source of silver ions wherein the halogen is maintained at 50% to 75% less than a recommended halogen level for maintaining the body of water in a sanitized condition by adding a compound containing a hydantoin ring to a recreational body of water containing a halogen and a source of metal ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, John Hill
  • Patent number: RE47244
    Abstract: An alarm suspend system utilizes an alarm trigger responsive to physiological parameters and corresponding limits on those parameters. The parameters are associated with both fast and slow treatment times corresponding to length of time it takes for a person to respond to medical treatment for out-of-limit parameter measurements. Audible and visual alarms respond to the alarm trigger. An alarm silence button is pressed to silence the audible alarm for a predetermined suspend time. The audible alarm is activated after the suspend time has lapsed. Longer suspend times are associated with slow treatment parameters and shorter suspend times are associated with fast treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Steve L. Cebada, Gregory A. Olsen
  • Patent number: RE47249
    Abstract: An alarm suspend system utilizes an alarm trigger responsive to physiological parameters and corresponding limits on those parameters. The parameters are associated with both fast and slow treatment times corresponding to length of time it takes for a person to respond to medical treatment for out-of-limit parameter measurements. Audible and visual alarms respond to the alarm trigger. An alarm silence button is pressed to silence the audible alarm for a predetermined suspend time. The audible alarm is activated after the suspend time has lapsed. Longer suspend times are associated with slow treatment parameters and shorter suspend times are associated with fast treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Steve L. Cebada, Gregory A. Olsen
  • Patent number: RE47353
    Abstract: An alarm suspend system utilizes an alarm trigger responsive to physiological parameters and corresponding limits on those parameters. The parameters are associated with both fast and slow treatment times corresponding to length of time it takes for a person to respond to medical treatment for out-of-limit parameter measurements. Audible and visual alarms respond to the alarm trigger. An alarm silence button is pressed to silence the audible alarm for a predetermined suspend time. The audible alarm is activated after the suspend time has lapsed. Longer suspend times are associated with slow treatment parameters and shorter suspend times are associated with fast treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Steve L. Cebada, Gregory A. Olsen