Three Or More Serially Spaced Patents (Class 55/485)
  • Patent number: 10399024
    Abstract: Surface modified filter media, including surface modified filter media having enhanced performance characteristics, are provided. In some embodiments, a filter media may comprise two or more layers designed to enhance fluid separation efficiency. One or more of the layers may have at least a portion of a surface that is modified to alter and/or enhance the wettability of the surface with respect to a particular fluid. In certain embodiments involving a filter media including more than one surface modified layer, at least one surface modified layer may have a greater air permeability and/or mean flow pore size than that of another surface modified layer. Such a configuration of layers may result in the media having enhanced fluid separation properties compared to filter media that do not include such modified layers or configuration of layers, all other factors being equal. The filter media may be well-suited for a variety of applications, including filtering fuel, air, and lube oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Sneha Swaminathan, Howard Yu, Siqiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10140831
    Abstract: An air filtration for detecting hazardous particles includes a housing having an air flow pathway extending therethrough. The housing is configured to receive air flow from an inlet of the housing and to expel air flow from an outlet of the housing. A pair of electrodes are positioned within the air flow pathway. A sensor system is operatively connected to the pair of electrodes to measure electrical current flowing therebetween. A processor is operatively connected to the sensor system to compare the measured electrical current with a stored baseline current. An alarm is operatively connected to the processor. The processor activates the alarm when the measured electrical current is different than the stored baseline current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Anis Zribi
  • Patent number: 10010841
    Abstract: A methanol carbonylation system 10 includes an absorber tower 75 adapted for receiving a vent gas stream and removing methyl iodide therefrom with a scrubber solvent, the absorber tower being coupled to first and second scrubber solvent sources 16, 56 which are capable of supplying different first and second scrubber solvents. A switching system including valves 90, 92, 94, 96, 98 alternatively provides first or second scrubber solvents to the absorber tower and returns the used solvent and sorbed material to the carbonylation system to accommodate different operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond J. Zinobile, Tommy W. Doggett, Lun-kuang Liu
  • Patent number: 9950284
    Abstract: Filter media, including those suitable for hydraulic applications, and related components, systems, and methods associated therewith are provided. The filter media described herein may include two or more layers, at least one of the layers having a relatively high percentage of microglass fibers. Additionally, the filter media may be designed such that the ratio of average fiber diameters between two layers is relatively small, which can lead to a relatively low resistance ratio between the layers. In some embodiments, at least one layer of the filter media comprises synthetic polymer fibers. Certain filter media described herein may have desirable properties including high dirt holding capacity and a low resistance to fluid flow. The media may be incorporated into a variety of filter element products including hydraulic filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Cameron Thomson, Milind Godsay, Randall Keisler
  • Patent number: 9951668
    Abstract: A filter assembly that includes a separator for separating gas from a fluid. The assembly includes; a base with surrounding walls that define a fluid reservoir; a baffle that overlies at least a portion of the reservoir; a filter element that is beneath the baffle and in the reservoir; and, a cover that is removably fastened to the base and includes a fluid inlet that terminates in a conical base with an unrestricted opening and the baffle includes a fluid impact cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Ide, Kunjan S. Khambhati, James Laverty
  • Patent number: 9925483
    Abstract: A blow-by gas inlet structure of an oil separator adapted to be placed above a cam chamber of an internal combustion engine, comprises a plate that forms a bottom wall of the oil separator; a blow-by gas inlet opening that is formed in the plate; an oil blocking structure that is provided below the blow-by gas inlet opening in a manner to divide the blow-by gas inlet opening into front and rear inlet openings through which the blow-by gas is led into the oil separator, the front and rear inlet openings being arranged in a first direction; and a transverse rib that is provided on the oil blocking structure and extends in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo Hayashi, Atsushi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9919242
    Abstract: A water-vapor separation box for an instant-hot type water dispenser comprises: a box body, including: a water input tube, disposed on a side wall at an upper end of the box body; a first block plate, disposed on a rear side of a water output end of the water input tube; a second block plate, disposed at a rear side of the first block plate, to make the vapor flow upward; a water output tube, disposed at a rear side of the first block plate to directly flow the water out; a vapor output tube, disposed around outer perimeter of the water output tube, with vapor input elevation of the vapor output tube higher than the water input elevation of the water output tube; and a box cover, disposed over an upper opening of the box body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN RUNNER INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Guo-qiang Yu
  • Patent number: 9869220
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for removal of gas phase artifacts from engine exhaust undergoing evaluation for the presence of particulate matter as collected on a particulate matter filter. More specifically, the disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for removal of gas phase artifacts from engine exhaust being tested and prior to the exhaust reaching a particulate matter (PM) filter. Such removal provides that the PM filter indicates relatively more accurate evaluation of the particulate matter present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Imad Said Abdul-Khalek
  • Patent number: 9751039
    Abstract: A gas separation unit for the separation of carbon dioxide from air is proposed for use in a cyclic adsorption/desorption process and using a loose particulate sorbent material. Sorbent material is arranged in at least two stacked layers, and each layer comprises two sheets of a flexible fabric material which is gas permeable but impermeable to the loose sorbent material. The sheets are arranged parallel defining an inlet face and an outlet face, are arranged with a distance in the range of 0.5-2.5 cm, and are enclosing a cavity in which the sorbent material is located. Said layers are arranged in the unit such that the inflow passes through the inlet face, subsequently through the particular sorbent material located in the cavity of the respective layer, subsequently to exit the layer through the outlet face to form the gas outflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CLIMEWORKS AG
    Inventors: Christoph Gebald, Nicolas Piatkowski, Tobias Rüesch, Jan André Wurzbacher
  • Patent number: 9662603
    Abstract: A filtering net, in particular for a rotary separator, has a plurality of cells, which are substantially equal to one another and are defined by the replication of a base cell along two transversal directions of replication; the base cell comprises at least one intermediate filament and a first and a second end filament, arranged on opposite sides of the intermediate filament; the intermediate filament and the end filaments extend along respective longitudinal axes which are parallel; cross-sectioning the base cell with any plane orthogonal to the longitudinal axes of the filaments and joining, on said plane, the trace of each longitudinal axis with the trace of the adjacent longitudinal axis by a respective straight line, the two straight lines are incident at the trace of the longitudinal axis of the intermediate filament and form an incidence angle of between approximately 90° and 160°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GE AVIO S.R.L.
    Inventors: Stefano Zecchi, Federico Dellavalle, Daniele Coutandin
  • Patent number: 9283501
    Abstract: Filter media are described. The filter media may include multiple layers. In some embodiments, the filter media include a nanofiber layer adhered to another layer. In some embodiments, the layer to which the nanofiber layer is adhered is formed of multiple fiber types (e.g., fibers that give rise to structures having different air permeabilities and/or pressure drops). In some embodiments, the nanofiber layer is adhered to a single-phase or a multi-phase layer. In some embodiments, the nanofiber layer is manufactured from a meltblown process. The filter media may be designed to have advantageous properties including, in some cases, a high dust particle capture efficiency and/or a high dust holding capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: John A. Wertz, Douglas M. Guimond
  • Patent number: 9269996
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell system is configured to utilize an ionically conductive liquid flowing through a plurality of electrochemical cells. One or more hydrophilic filters for venting of gas from the cells are provided along a flow path for the ionically conductive liquid, so as to permit gasses that evolve in the ionically conductive liquid during charging or discharging to vent outside the cell system, while constraining the ionically conductive liquid within the flow path of the electrochemical cell system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: FLUIDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Cody A. Friesen, Ramkumar Krishnan, Grant Friesen, Joel R. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20150107771
    Abstract: A trap apparatus includes: a first cylindrical member including a space; a second cylindrical member removably disposed in the space and including side opening which allows a gas stream to flow in therethrough, and a downstream side opening which allows the gas stream flowing in from the upstream side opening to flow out therethrough; a downstream side trap member which is disposed inside the second cylindrical member to block the downstream side opening; and an upstream side trap member which is disposed between the downstream side trap member and the upstream side opening of the second cylindrical member and includes a concave portion recessed in a direction approaching the downstream side trap member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: TOHOKU SEIMITSU CO., LTD., TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi KOBAYASHI, Shinji AKIYAMA, Shuuichi ANDOU, Katsuhiro KOSUGA, Takahiro YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8997450
    Abstract: A filter cartridge assembly includes a first filter including a first cavity defined therein and a second filter coupled to the first filter. The second filter includes a second cavity defined therein in flow communication with first cavity. The filter cartridge assembly also includes at least one pre-filter extending about the first filter and the second filter such that a third cavity is defined between the at least one pre-filter and at least one of the first filter and the second filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Etienne Rene Jarrier, Charles Brake, Paul Sherwood Bryant
  • Patent number: 8986413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter module (1) for removing air-polluting materials from machine exhaust, comprising a filter housing (2) with an intake opening (5) and an outlet opening (6) for channeling machine exhaust through, at least one mounting element (24) for mounting the filter module (1) on a machine, and a filter assembly (7), arranged in the filter housing (2) and comprised of at least two filter groups (8), arranged in tandem in the direction of flow (3) and comprised of rod-shaped filter elements (10) with a filter medium (20), said elements being arranged parallel to one another at a constant center-to-center distance (9) and with their longitudinal axis largely crosswise to the direction of flow (3), wherein the filter elements (10) of two adjacent filter groups (8) are parallel to one another, and are arranged offset in relation to one another, crosswise to their longitudinal axes and to the direction of flow (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Erich Peteln
  • Patent number: 8968439
    Abstract: The composite microporour filter material comprises a base-cloth layer, an upper adhesion layer attached to a top side of the base-cloth layer, and a lower adhesion layer attached to a bottom side of the base-cloth layer. The base-cloth layer is made of either polymide yarn base-cloth, polysulfoneamide yarn base-cloth, or polytetrafluoroethylene filament base-cloth. The upper adhesion layer is made of a mixture of polysulfoneamide short-staple and polymide short-staple; the lower adhesion layer is made of a pure polysulfoneamide short-staple. The upper adhesion layer and the lower adhesion layer are attached to two sides of the base-cloth layer by entangling which is adopted by needle punching, spunlacing or a combination thereof. The present filter material is temperature-resistant and corrosion-resistant and has features of a low manufacturing cost and the high filter precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Xiamen Savings Environmental Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weilong Cai, Xiangbo Luo, Zhangsheng Luo, Guoqiang Qiu, Limei Hong
  • Patent number: 8936661
    Abstract: Multi-stage filtration apparatus is provided. A fluid is forced through different filter stage elements allowing for removal of various contaminants from the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: PECOFacet (US), Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Burns, Daniel M. Cloud, Artimus Charles Jones, Tyler Glenn Boswell
  • Patent number: 8882874
    Abstract: A unique, multi-cartridge, easily re-configurable ambient air filter assembly (air contaminant control system) that removes particulate and gaseous chemical/biological contaminants from the incoming cathode air stream on a fuel cell or similar devices is described. The filter assembly is composed of individual filter cartridges (sub-assemblies) of various filtration media that are targeted at removing specific airborne contaminants. Combining specific sets of cartridges enables the filter assembly to be readily/rapidly configured (and re-configured) for specific applications—such as urban, rural, industrial, or military battlefield environments. Selection of correct media ensures complete removal of potential contaminants, enables rapid re-configuration to different environments, quick replacement of spent cartridges without disposal of non-spent media (reducing waste and cost).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Cross
  • Publication number: 20140251143
    Abstract: A gas turbine air filter system includes a housing having an interior, an inlet arrangement, and an outlet hood having an outlet arrangement. The inlet arrangement defines an inlet flow face for taking in unfiltered air. The outlet arrangement defines an outlet flow face for exiting filtered air. The inlet flow face and the outlet flow face are angled relative to each other. The angle can range between 45-135° relative to each other. The system includes at least first and second stages of filter element arrangements held within the interior of the housing. The first and second stages of filter element arrangements are operably sealed within the housing such that air flowing through the inlet arrangement must pass through the first and second stages of filter element arrangements before exiting through the outlet arrangement. The outlet hood is free of the first and second stages of filter element arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew James Hawkinson, Eli Payton Ross, Jon Jerrold Haag
  • Patent number: 8828129
    Abstract: The two-stage air filter is formed of a nonwoven glass fiber first or inlet filter element and a second or outlet filter element formed of nonwoven fiber. The outlet filter element is preferably formed of either polyester material, or a blend of polyester and cotton fiber material. The first or inlet filter element is coarser than the second or outlet filter element, with the first element serving to capture larger particles while allowing smaller particles to pass therethrough to be captured by the finer second filter element. The two filter elements have a continuous and unbroken, homogeneous interface therebetween, with the attachment of the two filter elements with one another being solely at their mutual peripheries by a peripheral frame. Additional air freshening and cleaning, deodorizing, odor neutralizing, scent applying, fungicidal, bactericidal, and/or germicidal chemicals or materials may be applied to either or both filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Giovanni D. Volo, Salvatore R. Carabetta
  • Patent number: 8828115
    Abstract: An air filter element is provided with an anti-crown support grid on a clean side of the filter media. The support grid includes one or more elongated mounting members provided along periphery portions of the grid and at least one support rib spanning between and secured at opposing ends to the mounting members. The mounting members are embedded within a peripheral seal frame. The support grid may include at least one alignment feature sized, configured and positioned to be receivable into a complimentary feature of a housing so as to positionally lock the filter element and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mann & Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Grant Gillispie, Alexander Braithwaite, Michael Desjardins
  • Publication number: 20140245707
    Abstract: A filter part for fluid lines, preferably high-pressure lines with pressures in the range of 150 to 900 bar, preferably in the range of 200 to 350 bar, more preferably in the range of 700 to 875 bar, for use especially in filling nipples, non-return valves, pressure regulators, cylinder valves, filling couplings, switching valves, break-off safety devices, quick couplings and also as a separate filter part. The filter part comprises a base body and at least one fluid passage opening, wherein the base body and the fluid passage opening are covered by at least one filter element. The invention further relates to a method for producing a filter part with a base body and a filter element, especially in form of a screen filter which is also known as a filter mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Erwin Weh, Wolfgang Weh
  • Patent number: 8821607
    Abstract: A particle capture unit adopted to be exposed to a space in which particles fly includes at least a first layer formed of a plurality of first fiber-like materials and a second layer formed of a plurality of second fiber-like materials. The first fiber-like materials are thinner than the second fiber-like materials and arrangement density of the first fiber-like materials in the first layer is higher than that of the second fiber-like materials in the second layer, the second layer is interposed between the first layer and the space, and the first and second layers are hardened and bonded together by sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Moriya, Syunsuke Toyoizumi, Katsuyuki Takahiro
  • Publication number: 20140174299
    Abstract: Presented is a method and apparatus for treating an exhaust gas. A series of filters and conditioning units are used to separate and extract various substances from the exhaust gas, typically originating from an industrial process. In an exemplary embodiment, a cyclone filter, a ceramic filter, a baghouse filter, and a pair of gas conditioners are used to initially separate and extract iron-rich dust from an exhaust gas and then extract zinc from the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ARCELORMITTAL INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO, S.L.
    Inventor: Naiyang MA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8758471
    Abstract: A mat includes a first main face and a second main face opposite to the first main face. At least two layers include a first layer occupying a first area from the first main face along a thickness direction of the mat. The first layer includes a first long fibrous substance which includes an inorganic fibrous substance. A second layer is adjacent to the first layer. The second layer includes a short fibrous substance which includes an inorganic fibrous substance and which has an average fiber length shorter than an average fiber length of the first long fibrous substance. An intertwined portion extends from the first main face to the second main face. The intertwined portion includes the first long fibrous substance and the short fibrous substance being more closely intertwined with each other than the inorganic fibrous substances in a portion except the intertwined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8741015
    Abstract: In order to provide an improved multistage oil separator, in particular for the use with compressors in cryogenics, the oil separator includes a housing (10) having a gas inlet (18) and a gas outlet (20), and at least two filter elements (26, 28) arranged as a cascade in the housing between the gas inlet (18) and the gas outlet (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH
    Inventor: Ernst Schnacke
  • Patent number: 8679236
    Abstract: Described are multi-stage drum filtration systems including a primary rotary drum filter stage, at least one passive filter stage, and a main fan configured to create a vacuum on an inlet side of the primary rotary drum filter stage. The multi-stage drum filtration system may also include a HEPA filter stage. A controller may be configured to control a speed of the main fan to maintain an inlet vacuum to the primary rotary drum filter stage that corresponds to an inlet vacuum set point input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Osprey, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Dietz
  • Patent number: 8673065
    Abstract: Sintered fiber filters are provided that can afford high particle capture efficiency and/or low pressure drop during operation, and are useful in applications such as semiconductor processing. The shape of at least a portion of the individual fibers (e.g., metal fibers) used to make the filter have a three-dimensional aspect, which allows for a low packing density and high porosity filtration media. Certain filters have a cylindrical or tube-like shape with tapered ends of higher density. Methods of making such filters, for example, using axial pressing, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mott Corporation
    Inventors: Derek Burgess, Wayne F. White, Alfred M. Romano, Todd W. Pflugbeil, Richard D. Balazy, Kenneth L. Rubow, John E. Rosenberger
  • Patent number: 8663353
    Abstract: A filter including multiple tanks connected in series by connecting ducts. In the filter a flow of gaseous flows encounters multiple obstacles in it, an effect of which is efficiently to block constituents with heaviest molecular weight, without substantially hindering diffusion of lighter constituents. This may be obtained by internal baffles, or by a bank of finer ducts, for example at an inlet of the filter. Such a filter may find application to separation of hydrogen and radon produced by nuclear waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Pierre De Coninck, Christophe Brenneis, Guillaume Ranc
  • Publication number: 20140007550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter device for filtering a gas flow that is loaded with aerosols and/or gaseous radioactive iodine including a housing that is closed fluid tight, including at least one raw gas inlet, a clean gas outlet, at least one filter element including a filter medium, the filter element is arranged in the housing so that a gas flow to be filtered moves from the at least one raw gas inlet to the clean gas outlet only through the filter element, at least one tubular element penetrating the housing from a first pass-through cross-section to a second pass through cross-section which is arranged in vertical direction above the first pass through cross-section, so that an entire inner cavity of the tubular element is exclusively in contact with an ambient fluid surrounding the filter device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Yit Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Martinsteg
  • Patent number: 8597391
    Abstract: Described are multi-stage drum filtration systems including a primary rotary drum filter stage, at least one passive filter stage, and a main fan configured to create a vacuum on an inlet side of the primary rotary drum filter stage. The multi-stage drum filtration system may also include a HEPA filter stage. A controller may be configured to control a speed of the main fan to maintain an inlet vacuum to the primary rotary drum filter stage that corresponds to an inlet vacuum set point input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Osprey, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Dietz
  • Patent number: 8585799
    Abstract: The present technology provides an air pre-treatment and monitoring device that includes an inlet port configured to receive an air flow and an outlet port configured to expel the air flow. The illustrative air pre-treatment device further includes a multiple-stage filter arranged between the inlet and outlet ports and that is configured to filter particles from the air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Fujii, Masahiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 8561395
    Abstract: An exhaust treatment system includes an emissions treatment device for treating exhaust emitted from an internal combustion engine. The exhaust treatment system includes a frame adapted to support first and second spaced apart portions of the exhaust treatment system. The emissions treatment device interconnects the first and second portions and is in receipt of exhaust from the first portion and provides treated exhaust to the second portion. A first bracket is fixed to the frame and includes one of a protrusion and a receptacle. A second bracket is adapted to be fixed to the emissions treatment device and includes the other of the protrusion and the receptacle. The protrusion is positioned within the receptacle when the emissions treatment device is properly positioned. The protrusion interferes with one of the second bracket and the emissions treatment device to preclude assembly when the emissions treatment device is improperly positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Golin, Rick Thompson
  • Patent number: 8529670
    Abstract: Aseptic bottling or container filling plant with a clean room arrangement enclosing the aseptic bottling or container filling plant and a filter unit for filtering air entering the clean room, and a method of operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Daryoush Sangi
  • Patent number: 8512452
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot-trap device (1) comprising an enclosure (2) with at least one inlet (3), at least one outlet (5) at least one heating means (7) and at least one collector means (10) for the conversion of reaction by-products into products, wherein the collector means is arranged within the enclosure between the inlet and the outlet has a diameter that substantially matches the diameter of the enclosure and has at least one opening (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Tel Solar AG
    Inventors: Tobias Fischer, Stefan Schneider, Hagen Göttlich, Kavreet Bhangu, Benjamin Vogler, Christoph Widmeier, Arno Zindel
  • Patent number: 8496120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filter unit for cleaning fluids, filter systems comprised of a plurality of said filter units, and the use of the filter unit or of the filter systems for filtering sludge and floating algae from water, or for purifying gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: IFE Innovative Forschungs-und Entwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Willuweit
  • Patent number: 8465573
    Abstract: A system for conditioning air flow to a gas turbine includes a filter housing and a conditioning media inside the filter housing to adjust the temperature of the air flowing through the filter housing. At least one of a depth or a density of the conditioning media varies across the filter housing. A method for conditioning air flow to a gas turbine includes flowing air through a filter housing connected to the gas turbine and flowing the air across a conditioning media in the filter housing. The method further includes conditioning the air flow to reduce the temperature difference of the air exiting the filter housing across a dimension of the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Adelbert Sullivan, Huong Van Vu, Bhalchandra Arun Desai, Eric M. Lafontaine, Mark Andrew Cournoyer
  • Patent number: 8409337
    Abstract: A deep bed scrubber filter section comprises includes an unfiltered air input end, a filtered air output end, an airflow filtration path extending from the unfiltered air input end to the filtered air output end, a plurality of media beds along the airflow filtration path in series arrangement with one another, the media beds each having a media bed volume and each being defined by a plurality of sidewalls, two of the sidewalls of each of the media beds being perforated sidewalls at least partially intersecting the airflow filtration path, wherein an adjustable sidewall of at least one of the perforated sidewalls of a first media bed of the media beds is independently removable from the airflow filtration path and is independently adjustable to a plurality of positions along the airflow filtration path, wherein adjustment of the at least one adjustable sidewall of the first media bed alters the media bed volume of the first media bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: AAF-McQuay Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Osborne, M. Aflal Rahmathullah, Cheah Wei Ng
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130019578
    Abstract: Various examples of the inventive subject matter include a method and corresponding system for fabricating a combination paint arrestance filter for use in the painting industry. Embodiments of the system include a single-stage combination filter having a number of first layer media pockets and a number of second layer media pockets arranged downstream of the first layer pockets. An opening of each of the first layer media pockets is arranged in parallel with one another to receive an incoming airflow into the single-stage combination filter. Each of the second layer media pockets is at least 99.97% efficient at removing 0.3 micron and larger particles at a face velocity on the filter of about 37 meters per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: A.J. Dralle, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Dralle
  • Publication number: 20130014342
    Abstract: This invention relates to hovering vacuum cleaners and components therefor. Specifically improvements to the filtering system and air handling capabilities of the vacuum cleaner are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jeremy Greer
  • Patent number: 8337597
    Abstract: A moisture diversion system for a gas turbine inlet. The moisture diversion system comprises a housing that is operably connected with a gas turbine and defines an opening through which air flows to the gas turbine. A hood is attached to the housing adjacent the opening. The hood has a surface disposed at an acute angle relative to horizontal. A device is disposed relative to the hood to separate moisture from air flowing through the device. Separated moisture is directed onto the hood. A gutter is disposed adjacent an edge of the hood to collect moisture from the hood. A conduit is fluidly connected with the gutter to conduct water away from the gutter and the opening in the housing to inhibit separated moisture from re-entering the air flow through the opening to the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul Jaikaran Chillar, Adil Ansari
  • Publication number: 20120317941
    Abstract: A filter assembly including a rectangular inlet frame having a rectangular inlet opening to receive a primary filter and optional a prefilter. The filter assembly may include a rectangular outlet frame and a housing body that is collapsible to have a flattened shipping state and an erect state. The rectangular inlet frame may also be used as a housing by itself to support and house primary filters and prefilters. A gridwork including one or more grid dividers may be used in the rectangular inlet frame to provide 2 or more openings for receipt of filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Clarcor Air Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventor: LaMonte A. Crabtree
  • Patent number: 8323384
    Abstract: An extended life filter element is provided that may at least double the service interval of a given filtration application utilizing the same or similar filter housing envelope provided. The filter element may include a more open pleated substrate with an efficiency layer and a prefilter on the upstream surface. The filter may be a foam sleeve. One exemplary application is for air filtration of air flow to electrical cabinets on locomotives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Clark Filter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Joseph Derstler, Richard Kurcina
  • Patent number: 8323369
    Abstract: Apparatus for treating materials, the apparatus including a main body which includes an elongated retort section having a primary treatment chamber therein, a feed inlet at an upstream end of the retort section and a discharge outlet at a downstream end of the retort section. The main body further includes a filtering section with a filtering chamber therein which is in communication with the primary treatment chamber, the filtering chamber being disposed laterally with respect to a longitudinal axis of the retort section which extends between the ends of the retort section and is spaced from the upstream end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Struan Glen Robertson
  • Patent number: 8273158
    Abstract: A mist eliminator including a substrate and a plurality of frusto-conical shaped protrusions disposed on the substrate is provided. The plurality of frusto-conical shaped protrusions have a geometry and are positioned at intervals that provide coalescence and retention of water particles from moisture containing air contacting the substrate and frusto-conical shaped protrusions. A moisture removal system and a method for removing water particles from inlet air with the mist eliminator are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Etienne Rene Jarrier, John Davies, Paul Bryant
  • Publication number: 20120192534
    Abstract: A filtration system for a ventilation hood includes a first filter configured to be mounted within the ventilation hood. The first filter includes an air inlet, and air outlet, and a grease outlet. The filtration system also includes at least one second filter, attached to the first filter, and operatively located downstream of the first filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Streivor Air Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Lambertson
  • Patent number: 8206480
    Abstract: In an air filter unit (10) comprising at least one main air filter (1) and an auxiliary air filter (2) that is connected by an air conduit (3) to the main air filter (1) and has at least one auxiliary filter element, the auxiliary filter element is formed, at the unfiltered air side of the main air filter (1), by an at least partially porous wall of the air conduit (3) closed off at the intake side. In the reverse case, when installing at the filtered air side, the auxiliary filter element is arranged within the air conduit connected to the main air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventor: Mario Rieger
  • Patent number: 8187353
    Abstract: A particulate filter may comprise an inlet end, an outlet end, and a plurality of channels disposed and configured to flow fluid from the inlet end to the outlet end, wherein the channels are defined by porous walls configured to trap particulate matter. The porous walls may have a total porosity greater than about 45%, a median pore size ranging from about 13 micrometers to about 20 micrometers, and a pore size distribution such that pores less than 10 micrometers contribute less than about 10% porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Munroe Beall, Achim Karl-Erich Heibel, Pushkar Tandon