With Alarm, Indicator, Register, Recorder, Signal Or Inspection Means Patents (Class 210/85)
  • Patent number: 11499976
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system, comprising: a) a sample processing unit, comprising an input port and an output port coupled to a rotating container having at least one sample chamber, the sample processing unit configured provide a first processing step to a sample or to rotate the container so as to apply a centrifugal force to a sample deposited in the chamber and separate at least a first component and a second component of the deposited sample; and b) a sample separation unit coupled to the output port of the sample processing unit, the cell separation unit comprising separation column holder (42), a pump (64) and a plurality of valves (1-11) configured to at least partially control fluid flow through a fluid circuitry and a separation column (40) positioned in the holder, the separation column configured to separate labeled and unlabeled components of sample flowed through the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: MILTENYI BIOTEC B.V. & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Miltenyi, Winfried Schimmelpfennig, Holger Lantow, Niklas Elmar Neuschaefer, Martin Biehl, Eiad Kabaha, Juergen Schulz
  • Patent number: 11486339
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air filter housing for use in an air cleaning arrangement for cleaning air to be provided to an air inlet of an internal combustion engine. The air filter housing comprises: a filter housing inlet for receiving air; and a filter housing outlet for providing filtered air to the air inlet of the internal combustion engine when an air filter is arranged inside the air filter housing between the filter housing inlet and the filter housing outlet. The air filter housing further comprises a closing arrangement controllable to be in each of a first state in which the filter housing outlet is closed by the closing arrangement, and a second state in which the filter housing outlet is open. The closing arrangement may comprise an iris shutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Truck Corporation
    Inventors: Fredrik Lejestrand, Oliver Milanson, Carl Löwstedt, Leo Ekbom
  • Patent number: 11484645
    Abstract: Various fluid delivery systems are described comprising an infusion pump having a housing with a first opening and a hollow interior portion that is configured to receive a cartridge having a tubing. A pump unit can be disposed within the housing. The pump unit comprises a motor mechanically coupled with a crank shaft or eccentric cam that is configured to move a set of pistons or other objects to thereby compress one or more portions of the tubing over time as the crank shaft or eccentric cam rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Perceptive Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, Joseph Rinehart, Morgan McKeown
  • Patent number: 11471574
    Abstract: A blood-purification-treatment support system is capable of making an accurate judgement of whether or not any treatment conditions for blood purification treatment should be changed. The blood-purification-treatment support system is capable of supporting blood purification treatment. The system includes a storage device that stores patient-specific patient data that are acquired on a plurality of days including at least no-treatment days on which blood purification treatment is not conducted, an estimating device that compares the patient data for the plurality of days stored in the storage device with one another and estimates a pre-treatment patient state regarding blood purification treatment, and a judging device that judges from the pre-treatment patient state estimated by the estimating device whether or not any treatment conditions for blood purification treatment should be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nikkiso Company Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Goto, Kunihiko Akita, Masahiro Toyoda
  • Patent number: 11471835
    Abstract: A management device for a water treatment facility includes: a transmembrane pressure difference prediction unit configured to predict a general trend in a transmembrane pressure difference in a water treatment system based on an operation information, the operation information being related to the water treatment system including a membrane separation device installed therein; a chemical solution cleaning planning unit configured to devise such a chemical solution cleaning plan that chemical solution cleaning is performed before a period when a value of the transmembrane pressure difference predicted reaches a specified value; and a chemical solution order placement information generation unit configured to generate chemical solution order placement information based on the and the cleaning chemical solution stock information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Nobukazu Suzuki, Kouji Miyagawa, Yasuhiro Kaneshina
  • Patent number: 11473784
    Abstract: Refilling device for a hydronic heating system, having a monolithic housing providing an inlet port, an outlet port, a middle section providing a flow channel for water extending between the inlet port and the outlet port and a connection socket for a softening and/or demineralization cartridge, having an inlet shut-off-valve accommodated within said monolithic housing downstream of said inlet port, having an automatically actuated outlet shut-off-valve accommodated within said monolithic housing upstream of said outlet port, having a system separator with backflow preventers, a conductivity or TDS sensor and a flow meter accommodated within said monolithic housing, and having a controller mounted to said monolithic housing, wherein the controller receives signals from the conductivity or TDS sensor and from the flow meter, wherein the controller processes said signals received from said sensors to automatically control the operation of the refilling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Ivo Chromy, Jasa Zdenek, Pascal Joos, Steffen Raule, Josef Hladky, Ondrej Pavelka, Patrick Neureither
  • Patent number: 11465099
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water purification apparatus that comprises a reverse osmosis device, RO-device, producing a purified water flow and to a corresponding method. The proposed method comprises detecting at least one fluid property of purified water in the purified water path and regulating a flow rate of water in the recirculation path to fulfill one or more predetermined criteria of the purified water in the purified water path, based on the at least one detected fluid property. The present disclosure also relates to a computer program and a computer program product implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Olof Jansson, Peter Sendelius, Henrik Lindgren, Robert Hallström, Carl-Henry Örndal
  • Patent number: 11458232
    Abstract: A medical fluid delivery system including remote machine updating and control is disclosed. An example medical fluid delivery system includes a medical fluid delivery device for a patient. The medical fluid delivery system also includes a server in communication with the medical fluid delivery device and a software application for a mobile device. The software application causes an icon to be displayed representing the medical fluid delivery device. The medical fluid delivery system further includes a first communication link between the medical fluid delivery device and the server, and a second communication link between the server and the software application. The software application receives status updates from the medical fluid delivery device via the server and the first and second links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventor: Christopher Daniel Gassman
  • Patent number: 11453989
    Abstract: A hybrid water filtering cleaning and quality monitoring device integrates multiple elements into one main system, including oil filtering, bacterial management, trash collection and water quality monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Omar J. Negron, Andrea Curet, Sunny Su, Ben Markoch
  • Patent number: 11427482
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring process water treated with a biocide is provided. The system includes a biocide feeding unit and a dissolved oxygen sensor. The dissolved oxygen sensor works in two modes, a biocide feeding mode and a background mode, and alerts an operator when the dissolved oxygen value indicates a fault in the system. A drop in dissolved oxygen during feeding can indicate faulty production of biocide or biocide degradation, both of which can lead to unwanted disinfection by-products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: A.Y. LABORATORIES LTD.
    Inventor: Ayala Barak
  • Patent number: 11426697
    Abstract: A fluid filtration assembly includes a filter housing having a first end for fluid connection with a fluid storage vessel. A filter cartridge is disposable within the filter housing, and a plunger pump is coupled at a second end of the filter housing. The plunger pump includes a housing having a rigid portion and a flexible portion. The flexible portion has a plunger-engaging portion for coupling to the plunger of an actuator. The flexible portion selectively movable with respect to the rigid portion via the actuator. The filter cartridge can be a hollow fiber filter. The plunger pump can be configured to induce alternating tangential flow in at least a portion of the assembly. The fluid filtration assembly can be provided as a disposable single-use arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: REPLIGEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Patent number: 11420887
    Abstract: Provided for example is a system and method for real-time monitoring or controlling wastewater or sludge dewatering or thickening processes. The system and method can also enable operators to remotely monitor their own system off-site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Roderick Abinet, Greg Land, David Soper, Tafadzwa Mariga
  • Patent number: 11414326
    Abstract: A system and method for conditioning water is provided. A fluid flow sensor senses a flow of untreated discharge water passing through a water discharge drain line. The sensor generates one of a first sensor signal indicating a flow of the untreated discharge water and a second sensor signal indicating an absence of the flow of the untreated discharge water. A water conditioning controller transmits a first actuation signal to a conditioning agent pump when the first sensor signal is received, wherein a portion of a conditioning agent residing in a conditioning agent reservoir is pumped into the water discharge drain line to mix with the flow of untreated discharge water, and transmits a second actuation signal to the conditioning agent pump when the second sensor signal is received so that the portion of the conditioning agent is not pumped from the conditioning agent reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Jason Robert Schallock
  • Patent number: 11413560
    Abstract: A water filter cartridge assembly for fluid filtration which may be attached to, and removed from an appliance water filter manifold assembly of an appliance, typically by a push-actuated release. The water filter cartridge assembly has a filter housing, and an ingress port and egress port extending therefrom. Each of the ingress port and the egress port typically comprise a port portion having a varying radial diameter. The water filter cartridge assembly further comprises a connection assembly that is structured to establish an electrical connection between the connection assembly and a controller of the appliance. Both of said ingress and egress port have at least one aperture for the passage of fluid therethrough such that each of the at least one aperture is exposed in a direction facing away from the connection assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas W. McCollough, William Thomas Anniss, III, Willard Grant, Raony Barrios, William L. Small, Marcello Correa Machado, Christopher Stephan Rousey, Ramesh Subramanian, Ken Brandt, Marcelo C. Candeo, Robert Astle, George Nicholas Lauri, III
  • Patent number: 11406920
    Abstract: An IC tag is attached to a filter element and a contact of the IC tag with liquid is avoidable. An IC tag is provided inside an upper plate provided so as to cover an upper end surface of a filter medium in a filter element. A lid body is provided on the case into which the filter element is inserted, and an antenna is provided on the lid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YAMASHIN-FILTER CORP.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kitajima
  • Patent number: 11406922
    Abstract: A security system for a fluid filtration device and, more particularly, a security system that is adapted to pair a filter with a fluid filtration device, log an effectiveness of each individually serialized filter, prevent re-usage of a filter in more than one filtration device and prevent usage of a filter for greater than its preprogrammed lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Aerobiotix, LLC
    Inventor: David Louis Kirschman
  • Patent number: 11389576
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method for determining beginning blood volume of a patient during dialysis (e.g., hemodialysis). Ultrafiltration rates are determined at different time stamps during dialysis by obtaining a blood flowrate measurement and hematocrit measurements at input port and output port of a dialyzer connected to the patient. The flowrate and hematocrit measurements are used to determine fluid removed from the patient during dialysis. The ultrafiltration rates and fluid removed from the patient are used to determine the beginning blood volume of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Leegrande Barrett, Perry N. Law, Douglas L. Cox
  • Patent number: 11390536
    Abstract: A waste liquid treating apparatus for purifying a waste liquid discharged from a processing apparatus includes a waste liquid accommodating tank for the waste liquid discharged by the processing apparatus, a spray water seal type pump that sucks a spray together with air in a processing region where a processing unit is disposed, a sealing water reservoir tank that recovers the spray and reserves the spray as a waste liquid, and a waste liquid filter unit that filters that waste liquid and the waste liquid in the waste liquid accommodating tank, to purify the waste liquid into fresh water. A fresh water reservoir tank reserves the fresh water obtained by filtering the waste liquid, and a pure water producing unit purifies the fresh water reserved in the fresh water reservoir tank into pure water. A temperature control unit controls the temperature of the pure water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadaomi Matsumoto, Masaru Saito, Takeshi Furonaka, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 11383999
    Abstract: A portable, multi-step apparatus and method for treating domestic sewage in remote locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TANMAR RENTALS, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Garrett McCoy, Jeffery Paul LeBlanc, Gary Wayne Bledsoe
  • Patent number: 11351485
    Abstract: A round filter element of a filter for a urea-water solution has a filter bellows with a filter medium that continuously extends circumferentially, relative to a filter element axis, around an element interior. An end body is fastened to an end face of the filter bellows and provided with a connecting section for fastening the round filter element to a housing cover of a filter housing of the filter. The end body has a central opening communicating with the element interior. The central opening has a central insertion section for receiving a flexible separation section of a volume compensation device of the filter and has an outer flow-through section enabling flow of the urea-water solution out of the filtration volume or into the filtration volume. The filter has a volume compensation device with a flexible separation section that separates a compensation volume from the filtration volume of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Kocksch, Christopher Banks, Bastian Mueller
  • Patent number: 11346830
    Abstract: Techniques for predictive water condition monitoring are described herein. An aspect includes a method that includes monitoring, by one or more processors, at least one water sensor to establish a baseline of a water condition model and monitoring one or more water conditions. A predicted water condition is determined based on the water condition model and the one or more water conditions. An alert is transmitted to one or more devices based on determining that the predicted water condition indicates a predicted contaminant level above a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew C. M. Hicks, Thomas William Conti, Diane Marie Stamboni, Christine D. Mikijanic, Christopher G. Brooker, Andrew Evans
  • Patent number: 11324867
    Abstract: Graphical user interfaces for use with extracorporeal blood treatment systems may include a blood circuit pressure graphical element. The blood circuit pressure graphical element may include a venous portion and an arterial portion. The venous portion may depict, or include, a presently-monitored venous blood circuit pressure value and a graphical representation of previously-monitored venous blood circuit pressure values, and the arterial portion may depict, or include, a presently-monitored arterial blood circuit pressure value and a graphical representation of previously-monitored arterial blood circuit pressure values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Annmargret Hakansson, Bendik Torvin, Roger Nilsson, Per Ogren
  • Patent number: 11322010
    Abstract: A monitor control unit that is configured to receive, from the electronic pool device, the sensor data, compare the sensor data to a threshold, based on comparing the sensor data to a threshold, determine that the sensor data exceeds the threshold, based on determining that the sensor data exceeds the threshold, provide an instruction to initiate the capture of image data by the camera of the electronic pool device, receive, from the camera of the electronic pool device, the image data, analyze the image data, based on analyzing the image data, identify a monitoring system action to perform, and perform the monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald Madden, Daniel Todd Kerzner
  • Patent number: 11319214
    Abstract: A waste liquid treating apparatus includes a waste liquid accommodating unit for waste water discharged from a processing apparatus. A waste liquid filter unit filters the waste liquid in that tank to purify the waste liquid into fresh water. A fresh water reservoir tank reserves the fresh water obtained by filtering the waste liquid by the waste liquid filter unit. A pure water producing unit purifies the fresh water reserved in the fresh water reservoir tank into pure water, and a temperature control unit controls the pure water obtained by purifying the fresh water by the pure water purifying unit to a predetermined temperature. A bubble water seal type pump sucks at least bubbles generated in the waste liquid filter unit, and a sealing water reservoir tank reserves the bubbles sucked by the bubble water seal type pump as a waste liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadaomi Matsumoto, Masaru Saito
  • Patent number: 11314214
    Abstract: An apparatus for aggregation of water condition at household appliances comprises a communication interface and a controller. The communication interface is configured to send a reporting message indicative of data collected by at least one appliance to a central server. The controller is configured to receive an analysis message from the central server. The analysis message indicates a condition of water from the at least one appliance or a condition of water in a geographic area associated with the at least one appliance. The controller is configured to provide an alert in response to the analysis message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Rafael Rexach, Nona Beining, Alyssa Wilterdink, Shawn Booth, Thomas E. Lilly, Doug Diemel, Jr., Leslie Petch
  • Patent number: 11285250
    Abstract: Blood separation systems and methods are provided for separating blood under conditions of reduced plasma clarity. The system may assess plasma clarity by monitoring light transmissivity of plasma or comparing an actual plasma flow rate to an ideal plasma flow rate, with a low flow rate indicating decreased clarity, which may be addressed by increasing the plasma flow rate. For extracorporeal photopheresis, plasma clarity may be a factor in determining the dosage of irradiating light to apply to mononuclear cells. A fluid processing assembly for mononuclear cell collection may include visual indicium, which an operator may use to determine when to end mononuclear cell collection. The system may detect red blood cells flowing toward a mononuclear cell collection container and reverse the direction of flow to prevent red blood cells from entering the container. An operator may also be enabled to selectively begin and/or end harvesting of mononuclear cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Lan T. Nguyen, Jonathan W. Prendergast, Zahra R. Ali, Tanima J. Abedin, Molly Erickson, Korri Hershenhouse
  • Patent number: 11279629
    Abstract: Disclosed is an artificial intelligence (AI) water purifier. The AI water purifier includes a housing forming an outer surface of the AI water purifier, a filter assembly disposed inside the housing, a water outlet for discharging water, a water supply pipe for connecting a water source to the filter assembly, a water discharge pipe for connecting the filter assembly to the water outlet, a first camera for capturing an image of water passing through the water supply pipe, and a processor for acquiring at least one of transparency or color of the water passing through the water supply pipe using the image captured, and for determining a pollution level of the water passing through the water supply pipe using at least one of the transparency or the color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jonhwey Lee
  • Patent number: 11274048
    Abstract: A portable water filtration apparatus has a top panel, a mounting surface, an electric pump mounted to the mounting surface, at least one filter, and at least one filter housing coupled to the top panel, with the at least one filter filtering water from the pump. The portable filtration apparatus has a housing, such as a bucket, to fully contain the components and which may be used for collecting either filtered or unfiltered water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Maughan
  • Patent number: 11273397
    Abstract: A filter base for receiving a complementary mating filter housing assembly. The filter base includes a base platform having fluid ingress and egress stanchions, and a wire harness assembly including a connector housing integral with or connected to the base platform for establishing an electrical connection between the filter base and the filter housing assembly. The wire harness assembly includes conductors extending between first and second connectors, with one or more resilient contacts provided on the second connector. The connector housing has an upper surface and an oppositely facing lower surface and is dimensioned to receive a first end portion of the one or more contacts. The contacts are flexible from a first position to a second position when a mating portion of the one or more contacts engages a mating connection surface of the filter housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Thomas Anniss, III, Willard Grant, Raony Barrios, William L. Small, Marcello Correa Machado, Thomas W. McCollough, Christopher Stephan Rousey, Robert Astle, George Nicholas Lauri, III, Chong Hun Yi, Brian Keith Weaver, William James Moyer, II, Ronald Skovira, Gary Altemose, Richard Benjamin Emenheiser, Ramesh Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11235268
    Abstract: A filter cartridge including catches for ejecting the filter cartridge from a filter housing as the filter cartridge and filter housing are removed from a filter base is provided. The catches are configured to engage corresponding catches of the filter base to limit axial motion of the filter cartridge as the filter cartridge and filter housing are threadedly removed from the filter base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Beard, Stephen Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 11231019
    Abstract: An electricity generation process is disclosed. The process comprises injecting an aqueous feed stream into a salt formation to dissolve the salt contained therein, and then extracting a saline stream containing said dissolved salt from the salt formation. The process also comprises converting latent osmotic energy present in said saline stream into electricity by passage through an osmotic power unit comprising a semi-permeable membrane which permits the passage of water but not the passage of salts in which said saline stream is passed over one side of the semi-permeable membrane, a low salinity stream being passed over the other side of said membrane. The process also comprises using an output stream derived from the low salinity stream as the aqueous feed stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOMIMETIC A/S
    Inventor: Steen Søndergaard Nissen
  • Patent number: 11224675
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a forced irradiated air shielding mechanism that is an effective protective measure against Covid-19. The UV-C irradiated forced air flow face shield described herein is compact enough to be camouflaged under a cap. In this work it is mathematically proven that the described UV-C irradiated forced air flow face shield by itself provides more effective protection against the Covid-19 or similar airborne pathogens. The shield can be enabled using a mercury discharge tube or light emitting diode (LED) irradiator. Computational fluid dynamics is presented to show that positive irradiated air pressure ensures that the only air breathed by the wearer is irradiated. Also presented is a face shield testing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Akcasu Airborne Virus Protection Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Osman Ersed Akcasu
  • Patent number: 11203855
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein include an apparatus for adapting an existing water fountain having a water supply line and an existing bubbler assembly for dispensing water to a filtered water fountain. The system includes an adapter base in fluid communication with the water supply line, a housing assembly secured to the adapter base, and a bubbler head assembly secured to the housing assembly for dispensing water. A filter cartridge assembly is disposed within the housing assembly and is in fluid communication with the adapter base and the bubbler head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: LOUISVILLE WATER COMPANY
    Inventors: Rengao Song, Mark Campbell, Vince Monks
  • Patent number: 11203543
    Abstract: A method, system and composition is described for treating waste generated from manufacturing operations including at least one of Printed Circuit Boards Fabrication (PCB FAB), General Metal Finishing (GMF), semiconductors manufacturing, chemical milling, and Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD). The method, system and composition are used to create zero liquid discharge recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: GreenSource Fabrication LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Slavomir Stepinski
  • Patent number: 11192055
    Abstract: Various example embodiments relate to a filtration system and methods for the installation and use of such a filtration system. According to a set of embodiments, the filtration system comprises a housing that defines a central compartment therein. The filtration system further comprises a filter cartridge positioned within the central compartment of the housing. The filter cartridge comprises a filter media and an identification element. The filtration system further comprises a sensor. The sensor is structured to sense the identification element of the filter cartridge. The filtration system further comprises a filter blocking mechanism communicably coupled to the sensor. The filter blocking mechanism is structured to prevent installation of the filter cartridge into the housing unless filter cartridge information of the identification element sensed by the sensor is identified as corresponding to an authorized filter cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Sonal Laxman Chirme, Erica C. Clark-Heinrich, Matthew Louison, Ken Tofsland, Mark V. Holzmann, Terry W. Shults, Scott W. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11189139
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a sustainability resource management system includes a sustainability status unit configured to generate a virtual display including one or more instances of a predicted sustainability status associated with a utilization of at least one resource and an enticement unit configured to activate one or more appraisals associated with the resource utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Grégoire Charraud, Céline Farcet
  • Patent number: 11186496
    Abstract: An indicator for management of a filter cartridge for a filtering bottle, the bottle including a container with a neck, a filter cartridge and a cap with a coat. The indicator includes a first ring, a second ring arranged coaxially on the first ring, wherein the first and the second rings are rotatable relative to each other. One of the rings includes markings relating to the filter cartridge arranged around the ring and defining a time unit. The other ring includes an indicating element for indicating a selected marking relating to the filter cartridge by rotating one of the rings relative to the other. The indicator for management of the filter cartridge is also adapted to be mounted around the neck of the container of the filtering bottle under the coat of the cap. Furthermore, a filtering bottle and such an indicator for management of a filter cartridge and a set of a filtering bottle and such an indicator for management of a filter cartridge are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FORMASTER S.A.
    Inventor: Maciej Bursztein
  • Patent number: 11180402
    Abstract: Mobile water filtration enables on-site recycling of wastewater for reuse in mechanical decoking operations of fired-heaters, furnaces, boilers, or systems prone to build up of deposits, residue, or scale and enables on-site disposal of wastewater in a safe and environmentally conscious manner. In batch operations, a coagulant, a flocculant, and a plurality of cascaded filters of increasingly fine pitch may be used to treat wastewater and remove particulate matter, such as, for example, coke, for reuse or safe disposal. In continuous operations, a plurality of cascaded filters of increasingly fine pitch may be used. A control system may be used to automate the operation of a mobile water filtration system for use with a decoking system, such that it does not require human intervention exception for maintenance operations related to filters. The filtered water may be disposed of on-site, eliminating the need for further treatment or transport off site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: COKEBUSTERS USA INC.
    Inventors: Gary Winter, Shrinivas Peri
  • Patent number: 11162272
    Abstract: A water quality management system for a water installation containing water. In some embodiments, the system includes a water quality measurement module adapted to monitor the water quality of the water in the water installation and to send water quality information to a controller; a chemical dispensing module adapted to dispense chemicals directly into the water installation in response to signals from the controller; and a communication mechanism configured to provide communication among the controller, the water quality measurement module, the chemical dispensing module and a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: WATERGURU INC.
    Inventors: Tadmor Shalon, Richard A. Falk
  • Patent number: 11148081
    Abstract: A filter identification system is disclosed. The filter identification system may include an identification component disposed in a filter mount configured to hold a set of filters that includes a first filter and a second filter. The identification component may include a sensor system that may include a first sensor configured to provide a first output signal corresponding to a state of the first sensor, and a second sensor configured to provide a second output signal corresponding to a state of the second sensor. The sensor system may be configured to provide a single output signal that is based on the first output signal and the second output signal and indicates a combined state of the first sensor and the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McKinley, Ye Tian, Stephan D. Roozenboom
  • Patent number: 11112763
    Abstract: System that monitors and manages a network of smart filtering containers, such as water pitchers with integrated sensors. Measurements are collected from the containers and forwarded to a centralized system, such as an Internet server; data may be analyzed to determine performance modifications or recommendations for selected containers. Centralizing the data enables discovery of patterns and correlations across containers; for example, abnormal measurements from multiple pitchers in an area may suggest contamination of the area's water supply. The centralized system may automatically update settings of containers to optimize their performance. It may send messages to users suggesting different usage patterns or configurations. It may automatically order components such as replacement filters or upgrades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LARQ, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Collins, Josh Abell, Li Zhang, Justin Wang, Antonio Kaleb
  • Patent number: 11103815
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering a liquid includes a filter housing, at least one filter element arranged in the filter housing, and at least one sensor unit. The at least one sensor unit includes at least one sensor and a radio module. The at least one sensor is configured to detect an operating parameter representative of a state of at least the at least one filter element or the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Patric Brand, Adrien Mouaffo Tiadjio, Jochen Mueller, Peter Rehbein, Peter Stachnik, Sebastian Vornwald, Thomas Inderwies
  • Patent number: 11078090
    Abstract: A manifold for domestic water purification systems having flow paths that can be redirected without having to change the physical structure of the manifold or water purification system—a structure to assist with proper installation and stabilization of specific filter cartridges, a memory reader for processing data relating to the state of the filter cartridges, a hinge system to allow for easier installation/removal of new and replacement filter cartridges, and a flow path structure to assist in adding accessories to the water filtration system without requiring a modification to the manifold structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Marmon Water (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Vivek Kunwar Narendra Singh, Sathyanarayana Jujaray, Rajesh K N, Narendra Pratap Singh
  • Patent number: 11070069
    Abstract: A charger including a USB type-C input port configured to receive power from a power supply, a plurality of output ports each configured to couple to one of a plurality of devices to be charged, and a control logic circuit operatively coupled to the plurality of output ports and configured to manage power to the plurality of output ports. The control logic circuit is hardwired to prioritize power to a first output port of the plurality of output ports when the output port is coupled to a device such that an amount of the received power is allocated to the output port instead of at least one of the plurality of output ports that is coupled to a second device and the control logic circuit does not include an electronic processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Frederick J. Weissinger
  • Patent number: 11065374
    Abstract: A renal failure therapy system (10a, 10b) includes a dialysis fluid circuit (30) including a dialysis fluid pump (54, 58); a source (86, 90) of physiological cleaning, disinfecting, and/or decalcifying substance in fluid communication with the dialysis fluid circuit; a source (22) of purified water in fluid communication with the dialysis fluid circuit; and a logic implementer (20) in operable communication with the dialysis fluid pump (54,58), the logic implementer (20) causing the physiological cleaning, disinfecting, and/or decalcifying substance from its source (86, 90) to be added to purified water from the purified water source (22) to form a mixture and to circulate the mixture within the dialysis fluid circuit using the dialysis fluid pump (54,58) to at least one of clean, disinfect or decalcify at least a portion of the dialysis fluid circuit (30) without a subsequent rinse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Sture Hobro, Jonas Fors, Olof Jansson
  • Patent number: 11058976
    Abstract: A valve-sensor assembly for a filter assembly that filters water from a fluid. The valve-sensor assembly includes a sensor body and a drain valve body. The sensor body includes a filter element engagement portion having a hollow interior that extends longitudinally through a length of the sensor body and a protrusion that extends circumferentially along an exterior surface of the filter element engagement portion. The sensor body further includes one or more water-in-fluid sensors provided at the exterior surface of the filter element engagement portion. The drain valve body includes a main body having a drain port, and a valve extending from the main body and extending at least partially within the hollow interior. The valve has an interior passage in fluid communication with the drain port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventor: Charles W. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11058995
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates more to processes for making a filter element that includes a filter membrane having a strip of thermoplastic polymer material laminated thereto, for example, as a strip along an edge of the filter membrane. For example, one such process includes providing a sheet of filter membrane having a first surface and an opposed second surface; providing a strip of thermoplastic polymer material having a first surface and an opposed second surface; contacting the first surface of the strip of thermoplastic polymer material with the first surface of the filter membrane; and softening the strip of thermoplastic polymer material at at least its first surface by irradiation with laser radiation; such that the softened polymer material of the first surface of the strip of thermoplastic polymer material bonds to the first surface of the filter membrane upon hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashok K. Mohanty, Adam P. Nadeau
  • Patent number: 11021378
    Abstract: A system for on-demand delivery of a sterile fluid includes a housing. At least one fluid reservoir is associated with the housing and configured to hold a fluid. A sterilization and/or purification mechanism is in fluid communication with the at least one fluid reservoir. The sterilization and/or purification mechanism is configured to sterilize the fluid. A dispensing mechanism is in fluid communication with the sterilization mechanism and configured to dispense the sterile fluid. A controller is associated with one or more of the housing, the at least one fluid reservoir, the sterilization and/or purification mechanism, and the dispensing mechanism. The controller being configured to modulate at least one operating characteristic of the system. The system is configured to deliver the sterile and/or purified fluid immediately after a request is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Foss, William Kolosi, Dale Ashby, Gino Banco, Paul Resendes
  • Patent number: 10967304
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeiting mechanism for a filter element to specifically, and preferably uniquely, identify a filter with a conductive pattern or path of conductive materials preferably either embedded (thin film circuit) under the surface, or over molded on, a portion of the filter. The conductive materials are preferably positioned at the filter end cap. The resistance of the filter element is an identifier that is preferably associated with the OEM manufacturer's labeling (such as product number) and/or other branding of the component. This electrical resistance signature permits rapid identification of counterfeit filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Mark V. Holzmann, J. Bruce Schelkopf
  • Patent number: 10959443
    Abstract: A liquid treatment device includes a base with a power source, a UV-LED module for providing UV-B or UV-C light to liquid, an LED for providing visible light, and a processor for selectively powering the UV-LED module and the LED, and having a UV transmissive material above the UV-LED module for allowing the UV-B or UV-C band light from the UV-LED module to be transmitted from the base housing, and a liquid storage housing removably coupled to the base housing with a storage portion configured to hold liquid and having a bottom portion comprising a UV transmissive material for allowing the UV-B or UV-C band light from the UV-LED module to be transmitted into the liquid, and an output coupled for restricting outflow of the liquid from the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LARQ, INC.
    Inventors: Yitao Liao, Robert Walker, Doug Collins