Handle Feature For Apparatus Or Part Thereof Patents (Class 55/357)
  • Patent number: 11123673
    Abstract: Air cleaner and preferred components for an air cleaner are provided. In certain arrangements, a band is mounted to the media pack, surrounding the media. Also, the cartridge is non-circular and includes a seal thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Coulonvaux, Johan DeWit, Cary Donald Olson, Thomas Miller, Marty Barris, Wayne Bishop, Donald Engel, Steven Campbell, Johan Fobe
  • Patent number: 10876631
    Abstract: A sealing element (60) for an annular filter element (100) of an oil separator (200) of a crankcase ventilation system, wherein the annular filter element (100) is configured to separate oil from fluid. The sealing element (60) fulfills more than one sealing function and yet is easy to use and replace. The sealing element (60) having at least one radially sealing region (64) that is configured to act in the direction of the radius (120) of the annular filter element (100), and at least one axially sealing region (66) that is configured to act in the direction of the longitudinal axis (110) of the annular filter element (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Zuerker, Markus Melde, Philipp Ehrhardt
  • Patent number: 10821391
    Abstract: A dust collector includes an enclosure and a tube sheet separating filter and clean air compartments. The tube sheet forms a filter opening and a filter is located within the filter compartment and includes a filter flange having an air outlet aligned with said filter opening. The flange includes first and second alignment structures located on a first lateral side of the flange. A clamping assembly includes first and second filter clamps that are movable between a sealing position for sealing the filter flange against the tube sheet, and a release position. The first filter clamp engages the first alignment structure when in the sealing position. The second filter clamp engages the second alignment structure when in the sealing position. The dust collector includes means for moving the filter clamps between the sealing position and the release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nino V. Silvestro, Brian Shetler
  • Patent number: 10634375
    Abstract: An air conditioner is provided that may include a pair of air discharge devices; an air discharge device holder that supports the pair of air discharge devices to be spaced apart from each other; and a display positioned between the pair of air discharge devices and having a first side surface that faces an outer peripheral surface of a first air discharge device of the pair of air discharge devices and a second side surface that faces an outer peripheral surface of a second air discharge device of the pair of air discharge devices. The display may be positioned between the pair of air discharge devices, allowing the air conditioner to be compact while preventing any safety accident which might occur if a space between the pair of air discharge devices were exposed to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungjin Hwang, Jiyoung Park, Hyungsu Kim
  • Patent number: 10247358
    Abstract: Method for filling a tank with pressurized hydrogen via a filling station comprising at least one buffer container and a fluid circuit connected to said at least one buffer container, the circuit of the filling station comprising a first end connected to at least one source of hydrogen gas, the circuit comprising a second end fitted with a transfer pipe intended to be connected removably to the tank that is to be filled, the method involving a step of cooling the hydrogen supplied to the tank by transferring negative calories between a cold source and the hydrogen, the method being characterized in that it comprises a step of purifying the hydrogen supplied by the source in a purification member before transferring it to the at least one buffer container, and in that it comprises a step of transferring negative calories from said cold source to the hydrogen before and/or during the purification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Laurent Allidieres
  • Patent number: 10245541
    Abstract: A filter (1) for filtering air, in particular an air filtering element (30), is provided for releasably fitting into a housing (10) which has a housing upper part (11) and in particular a central tube (20) fastened to the housing upper part (11), and also the housing for the filtering element (30) is provided. The filtering element has a seal (33, 34) for holding the filtering element (1) on the housing upper part (11) and the central tube (20) and for sealing the space (111) between the filtering element (30) and housing upper part (11) when the filtering element (30) is releasably fitted in the housing (10). The seal (33, 34) is connectable in a form-fitting manner to a sealing receptacle (111) of the housing upper part (11) and/or of the central tube (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kaufmann, Klaus-Dieter Ruhland
  • Patent number: 10159923
    Abstract: A hollow filter element of a filter device for filtering air is arranged exchangeably in a filter housing of the filter device so that at least one air inlet of the filter housing for air to be filtered is separated from at least one air outlet of the filter housing for filtered air. The hollow filter element is provided with at least one filter bellows made of at least one filter medium surrounding at least one element interior circumferentially relative to an element axis of the hollow filter element. At least one grip device is arranged at an end face of the at least one filter bellows that is not provided for passage of air in operation of the hollow filter element. The hollow filter element can be gripped by the at least one grip device at least for installation into or removal from the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Ruhland, Michael Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 10105630
    Abstract: A hollow filter element, in particular a multiple-bellows hollow filter element (44) of a filter (10) for filtering fluid, in particular air, water, fuel, oil, or urea-water solution, in particular of an internal combustion engine, in particular of a motor vehicle, a filter (10), a filter housing (30) of a filter (10), and a seal (90) of a hollow filter element (44) are described. The hollow filter element (44) comprises at least two filter bellows (46, 48), which each comprise at least one filter medium (50), through which flow can occur for filtering of the fluid. The at least two filter bellows (46, 48) at least partially delimit at least one element interior (60, 64). The hollow filter element (44) comprises at least one end body (56, 68, 70) on an axial front and/or rear end side (52, 54) of the hollow filter element (44) with respect to an element axis (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Franziska Schulz
  • Patent number: 10010825
    Abstract: An air cleaner arrangement or assembly is provided. The air cleaner arrangement includes a serviceable filter cartridge. The air cleaner assembly also includes an arrangement for positioning the filter cartridge into a preferred, sealing, orientation and for securing the filter cartridge in that location. Preferred serviceable filter cartridges are provided, as well as methods of assembly and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Allen Engelland, Thomas Richard Olson, Gary Ray Gillingham, Jim C. Rothman, Richard Lawrence Suydam
  • Patent number: 9919184
    Abstract: An air-cleaning fitness device has a main frame, a housing, a driving assembly, a fan device and at least one filter. The housing, the driving assembly and the fan device are mounted on the main frame. The housing has a confined space and an airflow passage. The driving assembly and the fan device are located inside the housing and connect to each other. The fan device has a second inlet and a second outlet. The second inlet and the second outlet are respectively aligned with two ends of the airflow passage. The at least one filter is mounted on the housing and is capable of covering either end of the airflow passage. The driving assembly has at least one driving member which extends out of the housing and drives the fan device. When the user operates the air-cleaning fitness device, the air-cleaning fitness device purifies the air at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Hao-Tsang Lin
  • Patent number: 9522354
    Abstract: A filter assembly having at least two filter caps produced from a planar composite sheet of heat liquefied adhesive and metal layer (typically sheet metal). The filter caps are adhered to a porous, typically pleated, filter media positioned, which is generally an air filter, within channels of each filter cap wherein the adhesive, typically a plastisol, adheres the filter caps to the filter media and can impregnate the filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: John Zurliene
  • Patent number: 9511318
    Abstract: A filter element, in particular a flat filter element (10) for installation in a filter housing of a filter for a fluid, in particular an air filter, in particular for an internal combustion engine, in particular in a motor vehicle, and a filter are described. The filter element (10) comprises open filter bellows (16) made of a filter medium (18), which has an oncoming flow side (28) and an outgoing flow side (30) for the fluid to be filtered. The filter element (10) has at least two hand grip elements (46) for gripping the filter element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Nadine Sorger, Michael Heim, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Pascal Neef, Mario Rieger, Werner Blossey, Robert Hasenfratz
  • Patent number: 9500164
    Abstract: Disclosed are various exemplary embodiments of an air filter element for a machine. The air filter element may include a generally rectangular body with a rounded bottom surface, where the generally rectangular body may be configured to be inserted into a filter housing in a first direction. The filter element may also include an inlet opening at a top surface opposite to the bottom surface of the generally rectangular body, where the inlet opening may face in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The filter element may also include a front surface facing substantially in the first direction and defining a discharge opening and a rear surface opposite to the front surface of the generally rectangular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryon, Mark Alan Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 9387424
    Abstract: A V-shaped filter includes a pair of filter media panel elements having respective root ends and diverging therefrom to distal ends in a V-shape. A single unitarily molded fixture is provided, securing the pair of filter media panel elements in the V-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP Inc.
    Inventors: Budi Antony, Mark V. Holzmann, Scott W. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9358489
    Abstract: A filter (1) for filtering air, in particular an air filtering element (30), is provided for releasably fitting into a housing (10) which has a housing upper part (11) and in particular a central tube (20) fastened to the housing upper part (11), and also the housing for the filtering element (30) is provided. The filtering element has a seal (33, 34) for holding the filtering element (1) on the housing upper part (11) and the central tube (20) and for sealing the space (111) between the filtering element (30) and housing upper part (11) when the filtering element (30) is releasably fitted in the housing (10). The seal (33, 34) is connectable in a form-fitting manner to a sealing receptacle (111) of the housing upper part (11) and/or of the central tube (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEK GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Kaufmann, Klaus-Dieter Ruhland
  • Patent number: 9242199
    Abstract: A media pack for including in a filter cartridge of an air filter arrangement, is provided. A variety of configurations for the media pack are described and shown, an example shown being trapezoidal. Filter cartridges including such media packs, air cleaner assemblies and equipment systems are described. Also methods of use assembly are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Benny Kevin Nelson, David W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9211044
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet. The surface cleaning apparatus may also comprise a main body comprising a suction motor provided in the air flow path. A cyclone bin assembly may be provided in the air flow path and may be removably mounted to the main body. The cyclone bin assembly may comprise a cyclone chamber. A hose connector may be provided on the main body. The hose connector may comprise a portion of the air flow path from the dirty air inlet to the cyclone bin assembly. The hose connector may be nested in the cyclone bin assembly when the cyclone bin assembly is mounted to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9206774
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly may include a filter element and an outer housing. The outer housing may define an interior volume in which the filter element is disposed. The outer housing may include a curved sheet and a planar sheet and extending between ends of the curved sheet. The curved sheet may define an air inlet of the interior volume. The planar sheet may define an air outlet of the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Mann + Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Michael Willig, Michael A. Martin
  • Patent number: 9205359
    Abstract: A V-panel filter apparatus and method of construction are provided. The method includes flowing curable potting material into a recess portion of an end cap, positioning first end edge surfaces of first and second filter panels into the contained potting material, and curing the potting material with the first and second filter panels positioned to diverge away from the end cap to define a V-shaped configuration. The method may include flowing curable potting material into a recess portion of a first side plate, positioning edge surfaces of the first and second filter panels into the contained potting material, and curing the potting material. Such steps may be repeated in relation to a second side plate and a header member. By utilizing a pot-and-place sealing methodology, improved seal interfaces are realized. Stability and construction advantages may be provided by snap-fit features of the header member and first and second side plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Kelmartin, Wai Sing Poon, Mark Duane Briggs, Matthew Robert Gessner, Ryder William Pingry, Shawn Patrick Riley, Stephen Robb, Kenneth Stephen Zukor
  • Patent number: 9155434
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a device for connecting a vacuum cleaner bag is capable of using a regular garbage bag as a bag for collecting dust and garbage inside, and conveniently mounting and removing the bag on a lower side of a dust collecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Hyoung-Kwon Cho
  • Publication number: 20150143783
    Abstract: A V-bank air filter having a high air flow rate with low pressure drop is provided. In one embodiment, a V-bank filter includes a first side panel and a second side panel having parallel first edges oriented perpendicular to a flow direction through the filter. A plurality of filter elements are arranged in at least two pairs of vees extending between the first and second housings. The side panels and the filter elements comprise a unitary disposable filter, wherein at least three filter elements have a unique orientation relative to the flow direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Anders SUNDVIK, Daniel RUNEFELT
  • Publication number: 20150135657
    Abstract: An air cleaner arrangement or assembly is provided. The air cleaner arrangement includes a serviceable filter cartridge. The air cleaner assembly also includes an arrangement for positioning the filter cartridge into a preferred, sealing, orientation and for securing the filter cartridge in that location. Preferred serviceable filter cartridges are provided, as well as methods of assembly and use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Randall Allen Engelland, Thomas Richard Olson, Gary Ray Gillingham, Jim C. Rothman, Richard Lawrence Suydam
  • Publication number: 20150135658
    Abstract: A lid for leaf collection with a blower/vacuum and the discharge of debris into a bag is described. The lid is round shaped with a curved edge and has a partially round opening for the entry of debris and air and has two square openings with a domed top and back for air outlet. An elbow is inserted into the opening for the entry of debris for receiving and directing debris and air coming from the blower/vacuum to the side wall of the lid. From there, the debris is diverted into a bag held around the lid with an elastic cord. The square openings for the air outlet are large and enable the rapid exit of air introduced while retaining the debris using two strainers. The elbow and the lid are connected to the blower/vacuum by two ribbed connecting pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: William Laliberté, Denis Laliberté
  • Publication number: 20150113926
    Abstract: A filter cartridge includes a media pack having first and second opposite flow faces; the media pack comprising flutes extending in a direction between the inlet flow face and the outlet flow face; a frame mounted on the second flow face of the media pack; a seal support section extending from the base member; and first and second opposite and spaced blades extending from the base member and in a different direction from the base member as the seal support section. The first and second blades are embedded within the media pack through the second flow face. A seal member is oriented against the seal support section. The filter cartridge can be removably oriented in a cassette. The cassette and filter cartridge are removably oriented in an air cleaner housing. The cassette may include lugs to help position the cartridge in sealing engagement with the air cleaner housing. In another embodiment, the filter cartridge is cassette-free and includes a cartridge-handle projecting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: JOHAN G. DEWIT, Johnny Craessaerts, Andreas Hoeniges
  • Publication number: 20150113925
    Abstract: A filter manifold is provided for filtering particulates in fluid and gas streams. The filter manifold seals the inlet and outlet valves in a closed position until a filter capsule is loaded into a carriage assembly. The inlet and outlet valves are opened only when a filter capsule is properly loaded into the carriage assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony William GATICA, Brian Anthony PALERMO, Mark William FOOHEY
  • Publication number: 20150113924
    Abstract: A stackable, portable air filtration unit utilizing a molded plastic central housing, injection-molded plastic inlet and outlet covers and accommodating a high-efficiency particulate air (“HEPA”) filter or other high efficiency particulate filter, a secondary filter and a pre-filter. The unit is versatile and flexible in that different motorized impellers can be used alternatively, depending on the desired specifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Abatement Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynette Raville Mathews, Blair Lawrence Harber
  • Publication number: 20150101292
    Abstract: Filter assemblies and components therefor, are described. In an example arrangement, the crankcase ventilation filter assembly is configured to be serviced from either the top or the bottom. A rotational indexing arrangement is to ensure appropriate orientation of an internally received filter cartridge, and other components of the arrangement are provided. Methods of assembly, servicing and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lundgren, Daniel Adamek, Wade Mosset
  • Publication number: 20150052860
    Abstract: A filter element support assembly for mounting a filter element to a tube sheet includes a plurality of elongated rods; a first clamp having a through-hole; the first clamp defining a plurality of rod seats sized to receive a first end of one of the rods; a clamp rod extending through the through-hole in the first clamp; a second clamp having a through-hole; the clamp rod extending through the second clamp through-hole; the second clamp being mounted against the first clamp; the second clamp having radially projecting bumps mounted against the rods adjacent to the first clamp to hold the rods in the rod seats; a plurality of feet; each foot being secured to a second end of one of the rods; and a handle secured to an end of the clamp rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jimmy Vanderlinden, Dominique Renwart, Benjamin Nichols, Erwin Jean Marie Verbelen
  • Publication number: 20150052859
    Abstract: A vehicular air cleaner may include: a body having an air inlet port; a cover coupled to a body and having an air outlet port; an element inserted into or drawn from the body and the cover through a access port formed in one side of the body and the cover; a positioning assembly rotatably coupled to a lower portion of the element and vertically moving the element by rotation; and an element cover coupled to the body and the cover to prevent the element from being separated from the access port, wherein the positioning assembly includes driving shafts each fitted with fixing brackets formed on a flange along a side direction of the element, and a driven shaft fitted with a fixing bracket formed on a flange along a front side of the element and having ends rotatably engaged with a pair of driving shafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp., LEEHAN Corporation
    Inventors: Cheong Yong CHO, Byeong Kook HAN, Sang Cheol BAEK, Jung Wu JUNG
  • Patent number: 8961637
    Abstract: Z-filters capable of cleaning particulate matter from airflow streams. Methods for retrofitting bag house dust collectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Raether, Brian Zauner
  • Patent number: 8956434
    Abstract: A filter element support assembly for mounting a filter element to a tube sheet includes a plurality of elongated rods; a first clamp having a through-hole; the first clamp defining a plurality of rod seats sized to receive a first end of one of the rods; a clamp rod extending through the through-hole in the first clamp; a second clamp having a through-hole; the clamp rod extending through the second clamp through-hole; the second clamp being mounted against the first clamp; the second clamp having radially projecting bumps mounted against the rods adjacent to the first clamp to hold the rods in the rod seats; a plurality of feet; each foot being secured to a second end of one of the rods; and a handle secured to an end of the clamp rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Vanderlinden, Dominique Renwart, Benjamin Nichols, Erwin Jean Marie Verbelen
  • Publication number: 20150033957
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a lower housing having a lower heating surface and an upper housing operatively connected to the lower housing. The upper housing has an upper heating surface and an air inlet at least partially surrounding the upper heating surface. The cooking appliance further includes a filter disposed in the air inlet. The filter is configured to remove particulates from air passing through the air inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: KAM FAI FUNG, KIN MAN LAI
  • Patent number: 8940067
    Abstract: A system and methods for separating liquids, aerosols, and solids from a flowing gas stream whereby gas flows through a helical path formed in a separator element. Partially separated gas exits the bottom of the separator element at a generally conical cavity. Clean gas exits through an inner tube that is axially aligned beneath the helical path. Separated materials exit through an annular space between the inner tube and an outer tube. Separation occurs in the helical channels which include radially diverging walls to provide an aerodynamically efficient flow, in a region of high swirl created in a generally conical cavity beneath the separator element, and in a toroidal vortex ring created in the annular space. The area and geometry of the helical path, the conical cavity, and the inner and outer tubes is optimized to provide efficient separation at varying gas flow rates and at varying liquid loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Mueller Environmental Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred J. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20150013282
    Abstract: A filter element, in particular a flat filter element (10) for installation in a filter housing of a filter for a fluid, in particular an air filter, in particular for an internal combustion engine, in particular in a motor vehicle, and a filter are described. The filter element (10) comprises open filter bellows (16) made of a filter medium (18), which has an oncoming flow side (28) and an outgoing flow side (30) for the fluid to be filtered. The filter element (10) has at least two hand grip elements (46) for gripping the filter element (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Nadine SORGER, Michael HEIM, Gelase MBADINGA MOUANDA, Pascal NEEF, Mario RIEGER, Werner BLOSSEY, Robert HASENFRATZ
  • Publication number: 20150007530
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air cleaner for a vehicle. The air cleaner for a vehicle according to the exemplary embodiment includes: a body portion which has an air inlet formed at one side of the body portion so as to suck air; a cover portion which is coupled to an upper portion of the body portion and has an air outlet formed at one side of the cover portion; an element which is inserted into or withdrawn from the interior of the body portion and the cover portion through a receiving opening that is formed at one side of the body portion and the cover portion; a height adjustment handle which is rotatably coupled to a lower portion of the element and allows the element to be raised upward and lowered downward by a rotation of the height adjustment handle; and an element cover which is coupled to one side of the cover portion so as to prevent the element from being moved away from the receiving opening, and has a locking member which is provided at one surface of the element cover and has elastic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Leehan Corporation
    Inventor: Cheongyong Cho
  • Patent number: 8920528
    Abstract: A filter cartridge includes a media pack having first and second opposite flow faces; the media pack comprising flutes extending in a direction between the inlet flow face and the outlet flow face; a frame mounted on the second flow face of the media pack; a seal support section extending from the base member; and first and second opposite and spaced blades extending from the base member and in a different direction from the base member as the seal support section. The first and second blades are embedded within the media pack through the second flow face. A seal member is oriented against the seal support section. The filter cartridge can be removably oriented in a cassette. The cassette and filter cartridge are removably oriented in an air cleaner housing. The cassette may include lugs to help position the cartridge in sealing engagement with the air cleaner housing. In another embodiment, the filter cartridge is cassette-free and includes a cartridge-handle projecting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Johan G. Dewit, Johnny Craessaerts, Andreas Hoeniges
  • Patent number: 8915982
    Abstract: An extraction apparatus includes at least one filter and a grease collection channel, wherein the grease collection channel has a number of removable troughs, which support the at least one filter. The troughs can be arranged flush with one another in a holder Each of the troughs has a handle, which has at least one air through-flow opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Haefele, Jochen Klemm, Ulmar Neumann
  • Patent number: 8915985
    Abstract: A filter cartridge includes a media pack having first and second opposite flow faces; the media pack comprising flutes extending in a direction between the inlet flow face and the outlet flow face; a frame mounted on the second flow face of the media pack; a seal support section extending from the base member; and first and second opposite and spaced blades extending from the base member and in a different direction from the base member as the seal support section. The first and second blades are embedded within the media pack through the second flow face. A seal member is oriented against the seal support section. The filter cartridge can be removably oriented in a cassette. The cassette and filter cartridge are removably oriented in an air cleaner housing. The cassette may include lugs to help position the cartridge in sealing engagement with the air cleaner housing. In another embodiment, the filter cartridge is cassette-free and includes a cartridge-handle projecting therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Donaldson Company, Inc., Deere & Company
    Inventors: Johan G. Dewit, Johnny Craessaerts, Andreas Hoeniges, Bernd Helferich
  • Publication number: 20140360144
    Abstract: Air cleaner and preferred components for an air cleaner are provided. In certain arrangements, a band is permanently mounted to the media pack, surrounding the media. Also, the cartridge is non-circular and includes a radial seal thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: DONALDSON COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Coulonvaux, Johan Dewit, Cary Donald Olson, Thomas Miller, Marty Barris, Wayne Bishop, Donald Engel, Steven Campbell, Johan Fobe
  • Publication number: 20140305087
    Abstract: A V-shaped filter includes a pair of filter media panel elements having respective root ends and diverging therefrom to distal ends in a V-shape. A single unitarily molded fixture is provided, securing the pair of filter media panel elements in the V-shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Budi Antony, Mark V. Holzmann, Scott W. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20140250843
    Abstract: A filter assembly, filter element, and methods associated therewith are provided. The filter assembly includes a housing and a primary element situated within the housing. The primary filter element is insertable into the housing along a first direction. The primary filter element includes a biasing arrangement for biasing the primary filter element in a second direction transverse to the first direction to form a seal within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: BALDWIN FILTERS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Krull, Michael Von Seggern, Jeffrey E.D. Rogers, Steven J. Merritt
  • Publication number: 20140245705
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for use in separating a hydrophobic liquid aerosol phase from a gas stream, as a crankcase ventilation filter for example, is described. The cartridge includes a media pack comprising filtration media surrounding an open interior and a first end piece. Various structure included on the first end piece is described. An example is a D-shaped projection. Also described is an assembly including the filter cartridge, specific features of a housing component of the assembly. Methods of assembly and use are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas John Lundgren, Bradley Hemish, Daniel Adamek, Wade Mosset
  • Publication number: 20140237959
    Abstract: Air cleaner assemblies and components therefor are described. An example first or main filter cartridge is described which includes a media pack comprising strips of fluted material secured to facing sheets, oriented in a stack. The media pack defines opposite inlet and outlet flow faces, with flutes extending in a direction therebetween. The media pack is non-removably secured within a filter cartridge housing, at a location between opposite sections of a shell, typically secured thereto with an adhesive. The shell also defines a closed end, spaced from, but in overlap with, the outlet end face of the media pack. The closed end is typically curved and the shell typically provides either a d/b-shape or a u-shape. The filter includes an end member, with a outlet flow aperture arrangement therein, allowing for outlet flow from the filter cartridge in a general direction orthogonal to air flow through the media pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Benny Kevin Nelson, John Kuhn, Donald Larsen, David Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140237958
    Abstract: An air filter and dust collector are provided. In one embodiment, the air filter includes a filter element coupled at a first end to a end cap and at a second end to a first side of a rectangular filter flange assembly. The rectangular filter flange assembly includes a central aperture open to an interior region bounded by the filter element. A rectangular gasket is disposed on the second side of the filter flange assembly and circumscribes the central aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: CAMFIL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Pendleton MORGAN, Tim HUDSON
  • Publication number: 20140223868
    Abstract: A filter system has a housing and at least one detachable cover detachably connected to the housing to close off the housing. At least one exchangeable element is arranged within the housing and provided with a follower contour. The cover is provided with a follower tool which matches the follower contour of the at least one exchangeable element. The follower tool is disposed on the exterior side of the cover. The follower tool is a follower contour provided on the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Kaufmann, Klaus-Dieter Ruhland
  • Publication number: 20140208702
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, arrangements, systems, components, features and methods for separating hydrophobic fluid such as oil entrained as aerosols from gas streams, such as crankcase ventilation gas streams are described. The components specifically described include a filter cartridge with preferred features for interaction with a filter housing, and a filter housing with preferred features for convenient installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: DONALDSON COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Lundgren, Veli Kalayci, Paul Peterson, Daniel Adamek, Richard Osendorf, Wade Mosset, Robert Wood
  • Publication number: 20140196248
    Abstract: A debris collection device is provided with a controlled tension apparatus for controllable release of accumulated debris from a collective debris release outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jeff Morgan, Dennis Lamb, Steven Myers, George V. Hibbs
  • Patent number: 8771395
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge has filter media and a gasket arrangement with a perimeter gasket member against the downstream flow face and a side gasket member adjacent to at least a partial extension of a first side panel. The side gasket member includes no portion against second, third, and fourth side panels of the air filter cartridge. The air filter cartridge can be used in a dust collector having a tubesheet and a frame arrangement extending from the tubesheet. The perimeter gasket member seals against the frame arrangement and the side gasket member seals against the tubesheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Donald Raether
  • Patent number: 8764870
    Abstract: A V-shaped filter includes a pair of filter media panel elements having respective root ends and diverging therefrom to distal ends in a V-shape. A single unitarily molded fixture is provided, securing the pair of filter media panel elements in the V-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Budi Antony, Mark V. Holzmann, Scott W. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20140174296
    Abstract: Vacuum cleaner filters, in particular replaceable vacuum cleaner filters suitable for both wet and wet/dry type vacuum cleaners are disclosed, as well as vacuum cleaner systems incorporating the use of such filters, and methods for their use. The filters include a filter element arranged in a closed circumferential, cylindrically-shaped path, a top end cap having a central orifice capable of constricting a post on a vacuum filter cage, and optionally a molded end ring oppositely-spaced from the top end cap for engagement with the lower motor housing of a vacuum cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas C. Schultz, Mark Tomasiak, Matthew A. Williams