With Separated Nongaseous Material Conducting Or Treating Means Patents (Class 55/466)
  • Patent number: 10344646
    Abstract: An exhaust gas burner assembly includes a body, an inlet opening, an outlet opening, a first chamber, a second chamber, and an intermediate opening. The exhaust gas burner assembly also includes a perforated pipe disposed between the first chamber and the second chamber, a fluid injector adapted to discharge a combustible mixture, and an igniter adapted to ignite the combustible mixture to generate combustion products. The perforated pipe allows at least a portion of the exhaust gas to flow therethrough from the first chamber to the second chamber such that the exhaust gas exiting the outlet opening has a higher temperature than the exhaust gas entering through the inlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: John Stanavich, Jeffery Davis
  • Patent number: 10077214
    Abstract: A sintered porous material with stronger corrosion resistance comprising three elements Ti, Si and C which constitute at least 90% of the weight of the porous material, wherein the porous material has 30-60% porosity, 0.5-50 ?m average pore size, and at least 23 MPa tensile strength, wherein the porous material of 5 mm thickness under 0.05 MPa pressure has a pure water filtration flux of at least 1 t/m2·h, and a weight loss rate of no more than 1.5% after having been immersed in a 5 wt % hydrochloric acid solution at room temperature for 48 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: INTERMET TECHNOLOGIES CHENGDU CO., LTD
    Inventors: Lin Gao, Tao Wang, Bo Li
  • Patent number: 9683742
    Abstract: A pressure sensor integrated glow plug inserted inside a cylinder of an internal combustion engine and used, the pressure sensor integrated glow plug being equipped with a housing, a rod-like heater element held with its distal end projecting from the housing, and a pressure sensor, with the heater element being held in the housing by a flexible member and configured in such a way that its position relative to the housing is displaceable, and with the pressure sensor being configured in such a way that it can receive pressure inside the cylinder because of the displacement of the heater element, wherein a heat-resistant fiber member carrying an oxidation catalyst component is disposed in an interstice between the housing and the heater element on the distal end side of the flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Bosch Corporation
    Inventor: Katsumi Takatsu
  • Patent number: 9527071
    Abstract: NH3—SCR catalyst, containing iron promoted beta-zeolite, cerium oxide and titanium oxide and optionally further containing at least one of tungsten oxide, neodymium oxide, silicon oxide and diatomaceous earth, and method of preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventors: Lived J. Lemus-Yegres, Niklas Bengt Jakobsson
  • Patent number: 9416704
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an exhaust gas treatment device of an engine capable of preventing matching surfaces of catalyst portions configuring a combustible gas catalyst from being thermally damaged. In the exhaust gas treatment device, combustible gas is produced by combustible gas generating catalyst, exhaust gas heated by combustion of combustible gas is supplied to an exhaust gas treatment portion, the combustible gas generating catalyst comprises an aggregate of a plurality of catalyst portions, each of the catalyst portions includes a matching surface with respect to adjacent one of the catalyst portions, a fastening ring is fitted over the combustible gas generating catalyst in which the matching surfaces of the adjacent catalyst portions are abutted against each other, and the matching surfaces of the adjacent catalyst portions are brought into tight contact with each other by a fastening force of the fastening ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KUBOTA Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Tamaki, Yoshikazu Takemoto, Takashi Onishi, Mitsugu Okuda, Tomoya Akitomo
  • Publication number: 20150128804
    Abstract: A filter assembly includes: a filter pad including fibers selected from wool fibers, wood-based viscose fibers, and cellulose-based synthetic fibers, the fibers configured to absorb grease particulates; a baffle-type filter; and a support bracket configured to support the filter pad. The support bracket includes: a clip portion that is substantially u-shaped; an attachment portion including a mounting hole formed in a surface thereof; and a support portion arranged between the clip portion and the attachment portion, the support portion configured to support the disposable filter thereon. The filter assembly includes a hanging bracket configured to support the filter pad therein, the hanging bracket including a front wall, an attachment wall including a mounting hole formed in a surface thereof, and a top wall, arranged between the front wall and attachment wall. The support bracket and the hanging bracket are configured to mount the filter assembly to an exhaust hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jordan SALPIETRA
  • Publication number: 20150101293
    Abstract: A cup-shaped housing assembly for a device for separating liquid from air has a cup-shaped housing body having an interior. At least one annular filter element for separating liquid from air is arranged in the housing body. A housing cover closes off an end face of the housing body. The housing cover has an inner side that is facing the interior and an outer side that is facing away from the interior. The housing cover has at least one raw air inlet through which raw air is supplied to the interior. The housing cover has at least one clean air opening though which filtered clean air is discharged from the interior. For sealing the raw air inlet relative to the clean air opening, at least one sealing surface is arranged at the outer side of the housing cover across sections thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Klemens Dworatzek, Bertram Bartelt, Daniela Zinic
  • Patent number: 9005326
    Abstract: A cyclone separator has individual cyclones each provided with a cell tube with a guide device that causes a gas stream passing through the cell tube to rotate. A particle discharge is positioned perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the cyclone separator and discharges particles separated from the gas stream. The discharge direction of the separated particle is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cyclone separator and is oriented toward the particle discharge. The individual cyclones include at least four individual cyclones that are arranged such that a connecting line, connecting of these four individual cyclones those individual cyclones that are neighboring each other at a minimal spacing, respectively, forms a diamond, wherein the sides of the diamond are positioned at an angle of 30 to 60 degrees relative to discharge direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Wuebbeling
  • Patent number: 9005327
    Abstract: A device for receiving and/or discharging a disposal medium from cleaning and/or rinsing processes of an application apparatus can comprise a separation equipment which is provided to receive the disposal medium discharged by the application device and to subject the disposal medium to a separation. The device can also comprise a receiving equipment which is provided to receive a disposal medium and a suction device which is provided to suction and/or suction off at least a part of the disposal medium led to or into the receiving equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Marcus Kleiner, Michael Zabel, Benjamin Wöhr, Georg M. Sommer, Dietmar Wieland, Wolfgang Tobisch
  • Patent number: 8986431
    Abstract: A purification arrangement for a gas pipeline system includes a pressure vessel and at least a modular separator assembly and a modular filter assembly in the interior of the pressure vessel. A gas flow may be established through the pressure vessel, and the gas may pass through the modular separator and filter assemblies to remove liquid and/or solid particulates from the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Cabourdin, Olivier Trifilieff, Pierre Blanc, Joseph Samaha
  • Patent number: 8986412
    Abstract: A tube for the conduction or discharge of wet flue gases subjected to a scrubbing has a helically formed guide element on an inner surface of the tube and having a plurality of turns. A film trap is provided on the inner surface of the tube between adjacent turns of the guide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Munters Euroform GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Jansen, Peter Wandres, Joachim Frahm, Roland Krauss, Helmut Kanka, Juergen Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8945262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separator and more specifically, but not exclusively, to a centrifugal separator for the cleaning of a gaseous fluid. A centrifugal separator is provided as comprising a housing defining an inner space, and a rotor assembly for imparting a rotary motion onto a mixture of substances to be separated. The rotor assembly is located in said inner space and is rotatable about an axis relative to the housing. The rotor assembly comprises an inlet for receiving said mixture of substances, an outlet from which said substances are ejected from the rotor assembly during use, and a flow path for providing fluid communication between the inlet and outlet, wherein the outlet is positioned more radially outward from said axis than the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Alfa Laval Corporate AB
    Inventor: Thomas Eliasson
  • Patent number: 8915991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid separator 40 having first and second inlets, a turbine and a separation chamber having a centrifugal separation member. The first inlet is in direct fluid communication with a turbine inlet, and in use delivers high pressure vent air flow from a first gas turbine engine bearing housing to the turbine. The second inlet is in direct fluid communication with the centrifugal separation member, and in use delivers low pressure vent air flow from a second gas turbine engine bearing housing to the centrifugal separation member. An outlet of the turbine is in direct fluid communication with the centrifugal separation member. The centrifugal separation member is driven by the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Peter Frederick William Foster
  • Patent number: 8906127
    Abstract: A motor vehicle non-return valve (10) for protecting a filter from hot exhaust gases, comprises a valve body (65), a valve plate (76), an elastic element (70), and a guide pin (72). The valve plate (76) comprises a sleeve (68) that surrounds the guide pin (72) and the valve plate (76) is slideably guided along the guide pin (72) and prevents a fluid flow through the valve body (65) in a blocking direction (91) and otherwise releases the fluid flow through the valve body (65). The elastic element (70) loads the valve plate (76) with a force that is acting to effect closing, wherein the sleeve (68) in a first sleeve section (71) is movably guided on a guide surface (75) of the guide pin (72) and wherein a second sleeve section (69) surrounds the guide pin (72) and the elastic element (70) in radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Oelpke
  • Publication number: 20140260129
    Abstract: A pre-cleaner for use with an internal combustion engine includes a base having a substantially planar interior surface, a scavenge port, and a plurality of separators extending substantially perpendicularly from the interior surface. The pre-cleaner also includes a baffle removably connected to the base, the baffle having a plurality of separator features configured to mate with the plurality of separators. The pre-cleaner further includes a deck disposed between the interior surface and the baffle. The deck is positioned at an acute angle relative to the interior surface such that a first portion of the deck is disposed closer to the interior surface than a second portion of the deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Rosenfeld, Bobby Jene Kinsey, JR., Jeffrey Ries
  • Patent number: 8771394
    Abstract: A device for separating and collecting liquid in gas from a reservoir, which is attached to processing equipment (14, 15) for gas, said gas being delivered to the processing equipment from the device via an inlet pipe (24) to the processing equipment and the collected liquid is removed periodically from the device via liquid outlet pipe (7). The device is formed of a liquid separator (1) and a liquid collector (2) which are two separate chambers, and which are connected to each other via a valve (3), and that for draining of the collected liquid, the liquid collector (2) is connected to an outlet pipe (19) from the processing equipment via an intermediate valve (6), draining taking place with the aid of compressed gas which via the intermediate valve (6) is supplied from the processing equipment, or alternatively from onshore or a platform, from a gas pipe or a well stream gas pipe on the seabed or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Aker Subsea
    Inventors: Håkon Skofteland, Kjell Olav Stinessen
  • Patent number: 8771393
    Abstract: A polar cap for a vacuum waste tank includes an annulus with a lower outer mounting flange and an upper inner mounting flange surrounding a separator opening configured to be coupled to a separator; an inlet opening disposed in the annulus configured to be coupled to a waste line; and another opening disposed in the annulus configured to be coupled to a sensor or a rinse nozzle. The cap can carry sensors, rinse nozzles, inlets, and diverts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Exelis, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Jason Kerbs
  • Patent number: 8721779
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a ceiling embedded type air conditioner having a filter cleaning device to clean a filter. The filter cleaning device includes a cleaning unit to remove dust from the filter and a dust storage unit to store the dust removed by the cleaning unit. The filter may automatically and periodically be cleaned by the cleaning unit and the removed dust may be stored in the dust storage unit, which eliminates a need to separate and clean the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Youl Jeong, Jin Wook Yoon, Sin Ae Kim, Na Ri Lee
  • Patent number: 8673038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separator and more specifically, but not exclusively, to a centrifugal separator for the cleaning of a gaseous fluid. A centrifugal separator is provided as comprising a housing defining an inner space, and a rotor assembly for imparting a rotary motion onto a mixture of substances to be separated. The rotor assembly is located in said inner space and is rotatable about an axis relative to the housing. The rotor assembly comprises an inlet for receiving said mixture of substances, an outlet from which said substances are ejected from the rotor assembly during use, and a flow path for providing fluid communication between the inlet and outlet, wherein the outlet is positioned more radially outward from said axis than the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Alfa Laval Corporate AB
    Inventor: Olle Tornblöm
  • Patent number: 8663350
    Abstract: A particle separator for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The particle separator includes flow dividers operable to divide flow in a gas turbine engine particle separator and flow scavengers operable to scavenge flow in a gas turbine engine particle separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Harold Snyder
  • Patent number: 8657942
    Abstract: A trap device includes means for separating a liquid compound from a waste stream exhaust from a process chamber, means for collecting the liquid compound separated from the waste stream, means for selectively isolating the collected liquid compound from the waste stream, and means for evaporating the collected liquid compound to return the compound in gaseous form to the waste stream. This can enable a volatile liquid to be collected at a defined location, isolated from the waste stream, and, when so desired, returned to the waste stream in the form of a gas for subsequent abatement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Shaw, Graeme Huntley, Andrew James Seeley
  • Patent number: 8657897
    Abstract: A wet gas separator providing superior separation of entrained droplets of liquids in a gas stream when compared with prior art wet gas separators. The wet gas separator of the present invention has a combination of: a gas inlet system with vanes that divide and direct the gas stream very evenly across the cross-sectional area of the inlet portion of the apparatus, a first stage Z-shaped de-entraining device at the upstream side of a wire mesh mist eliminator, and a gas outlet system having cyclones for removal of traces of re-entrained droplets. The apparatus of the present invention has capability of improving processing throughput by 50% when compared with prior art apparatus, with greater de-entrainment efficiency (achieving 99.7% removal of droplets larger than 10 microns in size).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Zainab Kayat, Adam T. Lee, Farzad G. Tahmassi, Zakariah Bin Kasah, Hasni B. Haron
  • Patent number: 8641792
    Abstract: An air intake system (20) for a utility vehicle engine (16) is provided. The system comprises an air filter module (21) having a pre-filter (22) upstream of a main filter (24) wherein the pre-filter serves to extract dust from the air stream. The system further comprises a fan module (32) which is dedicated to deliver a scavenging vacuum which sucks said dust through a scavenger vent (28) in the pre-filter. The fan module (34) is secured to the air filter module (21). By providing a dedicated fan for extracting the dust from the system the reliance on the engine exhaust to provide the vacuum is removed. Furthermore, the securing of the fan module to the air filter module reduces the number of components on the vehicle assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Agco SA
    Inventors: Tony Marcel Prel Vladaj, Valentin Daniel Joel Leconte
  • Publication number: 20140013948
    Abstract: A filter assembly is described herein for controlling the air passing therethrough. The filter assembly can include a housing comprising a cavity formed therein. The filter assembly can also include a filter positioned within the cavity and coupled to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Graig E. DeCarr
  • Publication number: 20140007771
    Abstract: A coalescing filter includes a coalescing filter medium having an entrance face and an exit face and a surface energy, the coalescing filter also having a drainage channel in the coalescing filter medium, the drainage channel being a woven or non-woven fiber construct having a pore size greater than the pore size of said coalescing filter medium and having a surface energy that is lower than the surface energy of the coalescing filter medium, the drainage channel extending at a downward angle relative to the direction from the entrance face to the exit face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
    Inventors: George Chase, Shagufta Patel
  • Patent number: 8603230
    Abstract: An indoor unit (1) is provided with an output control portion (35, 71) for controlling a cleaning signal output portion (33, 48) to output a cleaning signal when it is determined that the amount of dust in a dust storing portion (60, 90) has reached a predetermined first level, and when it is determined that the amount of dust in the dust storing portion (60, 90) has reached a second level that is higher than the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo, Yoshiteru Nouchi, Yukihiro Takagaki, Akihiko Sakashita
  • Patent number: 8603208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle air filter system with pipe elements for feed and discharge of an air flow, particularly for an internal combustion engine. To remove water which is filtered out of the air flow, under the bottom of the housing of the air filter a tube element is attached. Since this assembly region is poorly accessible, there is the risk that the tube element will be kinked or pinched during installation and thus water cannot properly drain out. In order to enable smooth and reliable assembly of the tube element, the tube element according to the invention is attached to the pipe element by means of carrier elements. In the assembly of the pipe element the tube element is automatically located at the proper position in the installation space. Here it is protected against kinking by its connection to the pipe element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Ralf Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8591615
    Abstract: A dust collecting apparatus for a vacuum cleaner is provided. The dust collecting apparatus includes a centrifugal separating portion, a dust receptacle to collect dust which is separated by the centrifugal separating portion and a filter portion having a filter unit separating dust from an air current discharged from the centrifugal separating portion. The filtering portion further includes a dust removing unit to detach the filter dust caught in the filter unit, and a dust discharge member to move the filter dust to an upstream of the centrifugal separating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tak-Soo Kim, Joo-Seok Jeong
  • Patent number: 8568521
    Abstract: Disclosed is an indoor unit having a dust storage container in which dust removed from an air filter is stored, and a dust collecting box into which the dust in the dust storage container is transferred by utilizing an effect of blown air. The dust storage container is provided with a full condition detection means for detecting a dust full condition of the dust collecting box. The full condition detection means includes an LED and a phototransistor which are opposed to each other with a storage portion interposed therebetween. After a dust transfer operation which transfers the dust from the dust storage container to the dust collecting box, an intensity of light of the LED that has passed through the storage portion is detected by the phototransistor. If the detected light intensity is equal to or less than a set value, a full condition of the dust collecting box is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Sakashita, Tsuyoshi Yokomizo, Yoshiharu Michitsuji, Kenji Masuda
  • Patent number: 8551225
    Abstract: The invention is a separator designed to separate an incoming stream of liquid, gas, and some particulate matter into a separate gas stream, and a separate liquid stream containing the particulate matter. This is achieved through cyclonic action and the use of a float to operate internal valves within the cyclone. The float is mounted on a shaft which is rotated by the motion of the incoming fluid stream and this motion is used to agitate the solids in the liquid so as to prevent the outlet port from becoming jammed. The outlet port also has an auger contained therein that removes particulate matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Ian Gray
  • Patent number: 8500105
    Abstract: A contact tray is provided with a tray deck and dividing walls which form groupings of one or more cans and one or more downcomer inlets distributed across the tray deck. The cans have walls that surround vapor openings in the tray deck that permit upward passage of a vapor stream into the cans. Downcomers extend downwardly from the downcomer inlet and are positioned for delivering a liquid stream into the center of cans positioned on a tray deck of an underlying contact tray. Discharge openings are provided in the walls of the cans to allow the liquid stream to exit the cans. The dividing walls direct the exiting liquid stream into the downcomer inlets in the same grouping and prevent or impede the liquid stream from flowing to a low side of the tray deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Koch-Glitsch, LP
    Inventor: Izak Nieuwoudt
  • Patent number: 8414692
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for separating a fluid. The apparatus includes an inlet duct having an inlet flow entrance and an inlet flow exit, the inlet duct defining an inlet width that decreases between the inlet flow entrance and the inlet flow exit, and an inlet radius that increases between the inlet flow entrance and the inlet flow exit. The apparatus also includes a separating turn fluidly connected to the inlet flow exit of the inlet duct and including an outer surface defining an opening. The apparatus further includes a liquid outlet fluidly connected to the opening of the separating turn to allow a higher-density component of the flow to exit the separating turn, and an outlet duct having an outlet flow entrance connected to the separating turn, to allow a lower-density component of the flow to exit the separating turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventors: William C. Maier, Gocha Chochua
  • Patent number: 8394164
    Abstract: A serviceable gas/liquid separator is provided. The gas/liquid separator has a cross-section with one long axis and one short axis, with an aspect ratio of at least 1.3. A preferred cross-section, is an elliptical cross-section. Assemblies in which the separator unit can be used, are provided. In addition methods of use and construction are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Casey, Brian Read
  • Patent number: 8241406
    Abstract: In order to provide a device for separating wet paint overspray from a stream of crude gas containing overspray particles which includes at least two filter devices each of which has an inlet opening through which a partial stream of crude gas enters the respective filter device and each of which includes at least one filter element for separating the overspray from the partial stream of crude gas, which allows one to maintain the fluidity of the mixture including of filter aid material and wet paint overspray that has been cleansed from the filter elements in the filter aid material reservoirs in a simple and efficient manner, it is proposed that the device should comprise at least one reservoir for receiving material which has been cleansed from the filter elements of a plurality of filter devices and a mixing device for mechanically blending the cleansed material from a plurality of filter devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Weschke
  • Patent number: 8182569
    Abstract: A serviceable gas/liquid separator is provided. The gas/liquid separator has a cross-section with one long axis and one short axis, with an aspect ratio of at least 1.3. A preferred cross-section, is an elliptical cross-section. Assemblies in which the separator unit can be used, are provided. In addition methods of use and construction are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Casey, Brian Read
  • Patent number: 8163051
    Abstract: A dust collector of a vacuum cleaner is provided. The dust collector includes a dust separation part that separates dust from air, a dust collecting body having a dust storage part that stores the dust separated by the dust separation part, and a division part that closes an inner space of the dust separation part and includes an opening through which the dust is discharged into the dust storage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chang Ho Yun, Gun Ho Ha, Jin Young Kim, Chang Hoon Lee, Jin Wook Seo, Hyuk Min Kwon
  • Patent number: 8151560
    Abstract: In an apparatus having an internal combustion engine, an exhaust system for transporting engine exhaust from the engine is described. In one example, a particulate filter disposed in the exhaust system is assessed for degradation. The approach may be particularly useful for an image charge sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Margherita Zanini-Fisher, Michiel J. van Nieuwstadt
  • Patent number: 8147575
    Abstract: A separator for separating a liquid-gas flow into a liquid and a compressed gas includes a housing that defines an inner space and that is adapted to contain the full pressure of the compressed gas. The housing includes a liquid-gas inlet, a liquid outlet, and a gas outlet. A first stage separator is positioned to receive the liquid-gas flow from the inlet. The first stage separator is operable to separate a first portion of the liquid from the liquid-gas flow. A second stage separator includes a swirl vane separator and is positioned to receive the liquid-gas flow from the first stage separator and is operable to separate a second portion of the liquid from the liquid-gas flow. A third stage separator is positioned to receive the liquid-gas flow from the swirl vane separator and is operable to separate a third portion of the liquid from the liquid-gas flow. The first stage separator, the second stage separator, and the third stage separator are completely contained within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Lucas
  • Patent number: 8122603
    Abstract: Provided is an emission treatment system and method for simultaneously remediating the nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter, and gaseous hydrocarbons present in diesel engine exhaust streams. The emission treatment system has an oxidation catalyst upstream of a soot filter coated with a material effective in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx by a reductant, e.g., ammonia. Also provided is a method for disposing an SCR catalyst composition on a wall flow monolith that provides adequate catalyst loading, but does not result in unsuitable back pressures in the exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Patchett, Joseph C. Dettling, Elizabeth A. Przybylski
  • Patent number: 8114203
    Abstract: A collection unit includes an exhaust conduit providing a path through which a process gas flows, a trap installed in the exhaust conduit, and a collection line connected to the trap. The trap has an inlet through which particles in the process are introduced into the trap, and the collection line penetrates a portion of the exhaust conduit to extend toward an outside region of the exhaust conduit. An apparatus including the collection unit and a method for collecting particles using the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Su Kim, Jung-Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 8092580
    Abstract: A condenser and a containment vessel adapted to efficiently condense a gas out of a mixture of condensing and non-condensing gases. In condensers, the fraction of gas within a condenser made up of non-condensing gases can be significantly reduced by withdrawing gas from localized regions of relatively low temperature where the mass fraction of non-condensing gases will be relatively high. In containment vessels, pressures can be reduced by providing a large surface area of the liquid into which the condensing gas condenses in a relatively cool region of the containment vessel. Both these effects result from an appreciation of the manner in which non-condensing gases tend to accumulate in regions which are relatively cold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: James Andrew Robinson
  • Patent number: 8087238
    Abstract: A method for operating a filter includes forcibly passing a stream of a fluid through a filter wall of the filter from a raw gas side to a clean gas side of the filter so as to separate out particles and particle constituents from the stream, wherein the particles and particle constituents are collected on the raw gas side and performing a regeneration process on the filter during operation of the filter. The regeneration process includes removing particles and particle constituents from the raw gas side of the filter and moving the removed particle constituents to a receiving device disposed on the raw gas side. Alternatively, the filter walls includes a plurality of channels on the raw gas side, each channel closed by a closure wall configured to be partially opened to enable the disposing of the particle constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Deutz AG
    Inventors: Andreas Lingens, Karl-Heinz Breuer, Rolf Miebach
  • Patent number: 8080080
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for separating liquids from gases comprising a preseparator that separates an untreated gas region from a preseparator gas region, a main separator comprising a coalescing element for increasing the size of liquid droplets and a post-separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Becker, Carsten Schippers, Wolfgang Heikamp, Tobias Neumann, Andreas Stephan, Jens Gutekunst, Peter Biebricher
  • Patent number: 8048208
    Abstract: A method and device for separation of chalcogens from waste gases in process installations are provided so that complete and reliable removal of chalcogens occurs continuously during nonstop operation of the process installation in the most effective manner possible. The process installation is connected via a pipeline to an input connector of the device for separation of chalcogens arranged outside of the process installation. The pipeline and the input connector have a heat connection to the process chamber. The device for separation of chalcogens is provided with an outlet connector as well as a gas outlet is equipped with a cooling device so that the input connector is excluded from cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG
    Inventors: Dieter Schmid, Hans-Peter Voelk, Robert Michael Hartung
  • Patent number: 8034138
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air conditioner includes a filter member for trapping dust; a dust removing mechanism for removing the dust from the filter member; and a dust container for containing the dust removed from the filter member. The indoor unit further includes a container lifting/lowering mechanism for lifting/lowering the dust container relative to a casing; and a drive unit capable of alternatively performing removal operation by engaging with a dust removing mechanism to drive the dust removing mechanism, and lifting/lowering operation by engaging with a container lifting/lowering mechanism to drive the container lifting/lowering mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Morimichi Okada, Yoshiteru Nouchi, Tetsuya Morizane
  • Patent number: 8025717
    Abstract: Process to separate particles from a particles-containing gas stream, by subjecting the particles-containing gas stream to a centrifugal separation step, wherein the particles-containing gas stream is separated in a gas rich flow and a particles-rich flow and wherein the particles-rich flow is cooled from a temperature in the range from 600 to 800° C. to a temperature in the range from 200 to 450° C. before it is subjected to a second separation step, wherein particles are separated from the particles-rich flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Hubertus Wilhelmus Albertus Dries, Kee-Khoon Foo, Ferdinand Johannes Adriaan Geiger, Michiel Alexander Regelink
  • Patent number: 8016905
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter mat, which is used in applications where it filters the flows of contaminated air that pass through it. In such mats, there are points where aerosols collect. This is disadvantageous as it lowers the efficiency of the mat. The present invention overcomes this by having, at these points, wicks (2) that absorb said collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Absolent AB
    Inventors: Rolf Andersson, Kay Grinneback, Mikael Dahlen, Jan Berntsson
  • Patent number: 8007554
    Abstract: An air purifier (10) for an animal transport vehicle, such as a horse float (12), has a first air flow passageway (22) for receiving air and directing it in a first direction, and a second air flow passageway (40) continuous with the first air flow passageway and adapted to direct air received from the first air flow passageway in a second direction substantially opposite to the first direction. There is a bend region (42) joining the first and second air flow passageways where the change in the direction of air occurs. An air egress passageway (34) has an opening (36) adjacent the bend region so as to divert some of the air therethrough. The passageway (34) is so configured as to create a venturi effect on the diverted air. A filter (43) is located downstream of the second air flow passageway (40) and is mounted across an opening of the transport vehicle so that air flowing through the second air flow passageway is filtered before entering the transport vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Giovanni Bercich
  • Patent number: 7993426
    Abstract: In a moisture separator, a manifold that communicates with a steam inlet is disposed in a shell. A plurality of blowout outlets for steam is provided on a side of the manifold. A first support plate and a lower support frame are fixed to a lower part in the shell to compart a steam drift space and a drain path. A moisture separating element is provided corresponding to the manifold, and steam from which moisture is removed by the moisture separating element is heated by a group of heating tubes to flow as high-temperature reheat steam to the steam outlet. The moisture is led from the drain opening through the drain path to the drain outlet. A blocking plate blocks a part of the drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Issaku Fujita, Nobuki Uda, Jiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 7993437
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally include a contamination housing assembly and bag for use therein. In one embodiment, a contamination housing assembly includes a housing having an inlet, outlet, and access port. A bagging ring is coupled to the housing and circumscribes the port. A door is provided for covering the port. A bag indicator is coupled to at least one of the containment housing or door and is visible, when in a first position, from an exterior of the containment housing when the door substantially covers the bagging ring. In yet another embodiment, a bag for use with a containment housing is provided. The bag has an open end configured to engage with a bagging ring. The bag includes at least one of a strap or a RF readable tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Camfil Farr, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Huza