With Means Securing Or Retaining Separating Media Patents (Class 55/490)
  • Patent number: 11162697
    Abstract: The indoor unit of a mini-split heat pump has an auxiliary filter mounted atop the air inlet opening of the indoor unit. The auxiliary filter comprising three parallel filtering stages and each of these filtering stages having an air flow capacity equivalent to a nominal air flow rating of the indoor unit. The three filtering stages improve low-air-quality tolerance of a residential indoor unit of a mini-split heat pump, so that commercial and industrial users can also benefit from these high efficiency heat pumps to reduce their carbon footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Edward Brian LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 11090597
    Abstract: Disclosed is glue-free airtight filtering equipment comprising a filter housing, a plurality of filter elements and a plurality of receiving supporting elements, each filter element having a filtering surface, the plurality of filter elements being detachably disposed in the filtering space in a manner that the filtering surface is parallel to the upper surface and the bottom surface of the filter housing, and the plurality of receiving supporting elements allocating on an inner wall of the filter housing and being spaced apart from each other with a designated distance so as to correspondingly receive and support the plurality of filter elements, wherein a gap is provided between the filter element and the inner wall of the filter housing, and the filtering surface of the filter element and the maximum value of the gap satisfy a relational expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GREENFILTEC TAIWAN LIMITED
    Inventors: Ming-Wen Huang, Yi-Hui Yu
  • Patent number: 10646799
    Abstract: A filter medium for the filtration of oil, in particular in the oil circuit of gear mechanisms and internal combustion engines, comprises a first and a second filtration layer, the first filtration layer comprising an open filtration medium and being arranged on the second filtration layer comprising a tight filtration medium, an intermediate chamber being arranged between the first and the second filtration layer, so that the first and the second filtration layer are set apart from each other in the region of the intermediate chamber in the direction of filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: IBS FILTRAN KUNSTSTOFF-/METALLERZEUGNISSE GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Dedering
  • Patent number: 9815013
    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: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Vanderlinden, Dominique Renwart, Benjamin Nichols, Erwin Jean Marie Verbelen
  • Patent number: 9095800
    Abstract: A low-profile filter frame is disclosed for maintaining an open filter plenum configuration during normal operation, and for enabling quick and reliable negative pressure testing. The frame has upper and lower halves. A breathing tube in the lower half connects to a respirator port. The upper and lower halves snap together to maintain the structure in an assembled configuration. The halves also include features that bias the halves apart when the device is in the assembled configuration, thereby maintaining the breathing tube open. To perform a fit test, a force is applied to an outer surface of the upper half, which moves the halves together, in opposition to the bias, so that the upper half seals against the breathing tube. The frame can be provide in as a single-piece, with a living hinge connecting upper and lower halves, or the upper and lower halves can be separate pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Charles Symons
  • Publication number: 20150128545
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a nonwoven fabric (1), in particular a filter medium or air filler medium consisting of a nonwoven, in a melt-spinning method comprising the following steps: Melting a raw material, spraying the raw material from at least one spinning die (6) and capturing the raw material on a support layer (12) such that the nonwoven fabric (1) is formed. The support layer (12) has structures, so that spacers (2) are formed in the nonwoven fabric (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: IREMA FILTER GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Seeberger
  • Patent number: 9011580
    Abstract: Techniques are generally described herein for the design and manufacture of hydrogen generation apparatuses and systems. Other embodiments may also be disclosed and claimed. Some methods described herein pressing together a first end plate, one or more intermediate plates, and a second end plate using a press to form a hydrogen purifier module, and placing a plurality of clips around the hydrogen purifier module to hold the first end plate, the one or more intermediate plates, and the second end plate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Azur Energy LLC
    Inventor: David Edlund
  • Patent number: 9009975
    Abstract: A method of producing a filter unit, such as an air/oil separator, having a tubular filter element bonded at one end to an end cap, is proposed. The method includes the steps of: providing a tubular filter element and an end cap; melting a portion of the end cap; and embedding an end of the filter element into the melted portion of the end cap. The melted portion, on cooling, solidifies to bond the tubular filter element to the end cap. The end cap can be formed of thermoplastic containing an electrically conductive filler. The end cap can be formed of a thermoplastic having a melting point of at least 180 C. The method may further include, after the embedding step, a step of forcing melted thermoplastic from the melted portion radially against a side wall of the tubular filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Walker Filtration Limited
    Inventors: Brian Walker, Alan Hodgson
  • Patent number: 9011565
    Abstract: An attachable air vent filter assembly for attachment to an air vent register of a HVAC system is disclosed comprising a filter housing having sidewalls and an open top, and the sidewalls being adapted to fit over the vent register. A removable filter carried within the housing having a filter medium for filtering air exiting from the vent register, and at least one air exit opening in the top of the housing for delivering air filtered by the filter medium directly into the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Joshua Cannon
  • Patent number: 9005341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sealing device 20 for a control rod 17, passing through an aperture 15c in a wall 15, wherein the control rod 17 is connected between an actuator 13, placed on one side of the wall, and a controlled entity 9a, placed on the other side of the wall, such that the actuator can control the controlled entity with motion of the control rod. The sealing device 20 includes a packing box 37 through which the control rod 17 passes and a seal 41 which provides a sealing function between the control rod 17 and the packing box 37. The packing box 37 is moveable with the control rod 17 in relation to the wall 15. Wall aperture 15c is sized to allow movement of the control rod 17 within aperture 15c. A flexible member 39 surrounds a portion of control rod 17 and extends between the packing box 37 and the wall 15, in a gastight communication with each. As such, the subject sealing device allows movement of the control rod without compromising the sealing function efficiency thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Anders Erik Hjelmberg
  • Publication number: 20150082759
    Abstract: A holding sealing material includes inorganic fibers, a longitudinal direction, a width direction, a thickness direction, a first main face, a second main face, and a structure. The first main face is substantially perpendicular to the thickness direction. The holding sealing material is to be wrapped along the longitudinal direction around an exhaust gas treating body housed in a casing of an exhaust gas purifying apparatus and disposed between the exhaust gas treating body and the casing so that the first main face faces an outer circumference face of the exhaust gas treating body and the second main face faces an inner circumference face of the casing. The structure is plastically deformed by applying a shear stress to the first main face and the second main face respectively in mutually opposite directions along the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya SUGIURA, Tatsuya WATANABE, Yasutaka ITO
  • 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: 8979965
    Abstract: An air filter attachment apparatus for temporarily attaching a furnace-type air filter to a face of a box fan with a ferromagnetic box frame. The attachment apparatus comprises a plurality of magnetic flaps secured to respective top and side edges of the air filter, either directly or via a filter-receiving frame. The filter/frame is sized to approximate the face dimensions of the fan, and the flaps are foldable forwardly toward the fan to lie flat on top and side surface of the fan's metal box frame. Each flap includes magnetic attachment means to secure the flap to the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Mehran Minaeeghainipour
  • Patent number: 8979966
    Abstract: A framed air filter and method of making. The framed air filter includes a non-self-supporting air filter media with a generally rectangular perimeter with four major edges, a support frame comprised of four support frame portions each portion being mounted on one of the four major edges of the non-self-supporting air filter media, and a support grill that is attached to each of the four portions of the support frame but that is not integral with any portion of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Johnathan M. Lise
  • Patent number: 8961636
    Abstract: The present oil separator is an oil separator for capturing oil contained in blow-by gas generated in an engine, and includes a housing provided independently of a body of the engine and a gas-liquid separation unit which is provided in the housing and separates blow-by gas into a gas component and an oil component. The housing includes a lead-in port through which the blow-by gas is led in, a lead-out port through which the gas component is led out, and a drain port through which the oil component is discharged. And the housing has an attachment portion inside to which a plurality of types of the gas-liquid separation units respectively are attachable, to which attachment portion, selected one of the plurality of types of gas-liquid separation units is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoji Horiuchi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8956435
    Abstract: A primary filter cage wall element is adapted to form, together with at least one complementary filter cage wall element, a tubular baghouse filter cage segment. The filter cage wall elements are provided with snap-locks, for snapping a first long side of the primary filter cage wall element to a second long side of the complementary filter cage wall element, and for snapping a second long side of the primary filter cage wall element to a first long side of the complementary filter cage wall element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Per-Erik A. Appelo
  • Patent number: 8951336
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a vessel for separating solid particles from a gas containing solid particles, said vessel comprising a plate provided with openings across the vessel such that the plate divides the vessel in a first and second space, a number of filter elements extending from the openings into the first space, a vessel opening for receiving the gas containing solid particles, fluidly connected to the first space, an vessel outlet opening for discharge of solids, fluidly connected to the first space and a vessel outlet opening for gas, fluidly connected to the second space. The first space further comprises one or more cyclone separation devices having an inlet fluidly connected to the vessel opening for receiving the gas containing solid particles, a cyclone gas outlet fluidly connected to the first space and a solids cyclone outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Hubertus Wilhelmus Albertus Dries
  • Publication number: 20150033684
    Abstract: A filter housing (10) for a filter unit (50). The filter unit having a substantially semicylindrical air filter (52). The filter housing having an air inlet (20) and an engine air outlet (40). The filter housing has an extra air outlet (36) and an air aperture (64) to the extra air outlet (36). The air aperture extends between the filter unit (50) and the engine air outlet (40). The aperture (64) extends along a periphery of the engine air outlet. There is a filter unit for such a filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Emil Pettersson
  • Publication number: 20150007730
    Abstract: A filter apparatus. The filter apparatus further comprises a filter, a canister, and a trigger, wherein the trigger permits or prevents airflow through the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Vincenzo Quarato, Stevan D. Karanovich, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150007534
    Abstract: Air filter assemblies and components therefor are described. The air filter assembly typically includes an air filter cartridge. Air filter cartridges including a media pack comprising at least a first stack of single facer strips are described. In examples described, at least a portion of the first stack of single facer strips is arcuate. Air filter assemblies are characterized that are configured, for example, to advantageously use such air filter cartridges. Example air filter assemblies are described that include pulse jet air cleaning systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Raether, Benny K. Nelson, Jared Niccum
  • Publication number: 20140366496
    Abstract: A bracket to mount a filter in an exhaust hood includes clip portion, a restraint portion, and a support portion. The clip portion includes a first wall and a second wall that are substantially parallel to each other with a space formed therebetween. The support portion is disposed between the clip portion and the restraint portion, and the support portion includes a hole formed therein. The filter includes an external support frame embedded with a filter pad, the external support frame being configured to provide support to the filter pad to maintain the filter pad in a generally flat configuration. The filter pad includes fibers selected from the group consisting of: wool fibers, wood-based viscose fibers, and cellulose-based synthetic fibers, the fibers configured to absorb grease particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jordan Salpietra
  • Publication number: 20140338293
    Abstract: A duplex fluid filter assembly allows extended life between filter replacements, by automatically back-flushing one filter unit with clean fluid from another filter unit of the duplex assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Williams, Michael Long
  • Patent number: 8888884
    Abstract: A cartridge filter insert includes a body, an internal opening, and an exterior surface. The internal opening is configured to permit an airflow through the body. The exterior surface is configured to removably engage a surface of a cartridge filter having an outlet. The internal opening has an inside dimension smaller than an inside dimension of the outlet of the cartridge filter to effectively reduce the inside dimension of the outlet. An inlet filter house including the cartridge filter and the cartridge filter insert are also provided. Methods of filtering a fluid using the cartridge filter and the cartridge filter insert within the inlet filter house are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Michael Ashley Mann, Stephen Francis Banks, Przemyslaw Krysztof Nikolin, Timothy John Nicholas, Peter Thomas McGuigan
  • Patent number: 8882876
    Abstract: Filter media suitable for various applications and related components, systems, and methods associated therewith are described. The filter media may include a fiber web having a mixture comprising non-fibrillated synthetic fibers and fibrillated fibers, such as lyocell. The fiber web may also include multi-component fibers (e.g., bi-component fibers). In some embodiments, glass fibers are not incorporated into the fiber web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Juergen Battenfeld, Eszter Nofz, Nicolas Clement
  • Publication number: 20140318091
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air filter element (200) for insertion into an air filter housing, comprising an intake surface (275), a discharge surface (285), a filter medium (210), and a filter element-retaining device (240) which extends along at least a section of the periphery of the filter medium (210), between the intake surface (275) and the discharge surface (285), and which includes a retaining arrangement (270) that radially projects from the filter medium (210).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Werner Blossey, Pascal Neef, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Sven Epli, Franziska Schulz, Martin Schmid, Alfons-Alois Schwinghammer, Joachim-Paul Krieger, Michael Kolmeder
  • Publication number: 20140318090
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air filter element (200) for insertion into an air filter housing, comprising an intake surface (275), a discharge surface (285), a filter medium (210), and a filter element-retaining device (240) which extends along at least a section of the periphery of the filter medium (210), between the intake surface (275) and the discharge surface (285), and which includes a retaining arrangement (270) that radially projects from the filter medium (210).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Mario Rieger, Werner Blossey, Pascal Neef, Gelase Mbadinga Mouanda, Sven Epli, Franziska Schulz, Martin Schmid, Alfons-Alois Schwinghammer, Joachim-Paul Krieger, Michael Kolmeder
  • Patent number: 8864560
    Abstract: A housing includes a wall having an aperture and a vented panel, the vented panel including a first wall having a first side and a second side and an opening, a second wall having a first side, a second side facing the first wall first side and an opening, and a panel interior, the housing further including an air filter having an inner side and an outer side relative to the interior mounted against the second wall first side over the second wall opening with the filter inner side facing the housing interior, a water dam mounted along the filter bottom portion at the filter inner side, the water dam being higher than any water barrier mounted along the filter bottom portion outer side, whereby, any water reaching the filter bottom is substantially prevented from draining into the housing interior. Also an air filter usable in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Joseph Yeh, Stephen Palaszewski, John L. LoSapio
  • Publication number: 20140251787
    Abstract: A nitric oxide generator generates nitric oxide from a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen such as air treated by a pulsating electrical discharge. The desired concentration of nitric oxide is obtained by controlling at least one of a frequency of the pulsating electrical discharge and duration of each electrical discharge pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick John Montgomery, Cory Casper, Duncan P.L. Bathe, Tye Gribb
  • Patent number: 8811851
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a housing, an image forming section, an air passage that is disposed so as to be movable between a first position and a second position, the air passage having an interior through which air is allowed to flow while the air passage is in the first position, a trapping member that is mountably and dismountably disposed in the interior of the air passage, the trapping member trapping an object contained in the air flowing through the interior of the air passage, and a mounting system that mounts the trapping member, which is not completely mounted in the interior of the air passage, in the interior of the air passage by an operation of moving the air passage from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Otsuka, Hajime Yoshii, Masayuki Yamamiya, Teruyo Ryuzaki
  • 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: 20140197095
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer cleanable filter material for gas and liquid filtration, said filter material comprising a filter layer and a substrate layer that follows the filter layer in the flow direction, wherein the filter layer is substantially dendrite-free and consists of a melt-blown fleece made of elastic polymer fibres that has a breaking elongation of at least 100%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: NEENAH GESSNER GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Demmel, Ingrid Meyr, Bernd Klausnitzer
  • Publication number: 20140193883
    Abstract: A gas exhaust filter device for a bioreactor with reduced blockage by condensed liquid is disclosed, which comprises a housing with a filter medium, a gas inlet and a gas outlet and also further comprises a plurality of ribs extending from at least one inner wall of the housing in a region between the gas inlet and the filter medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Henrik K. Eriksson, Patric Fricking, L. Johan Carlsson
  • Patent number: 8747505
    Abstract: A filter system includes a housing having an inlet opening surrounded by a sealing surface, an outlet opening, and a door having a seating surface surrounding a through-port opening. The door is movable between an open and closed position and a closed position. In an embodiment, a hinge connects the door to the housing, such that the door pivots between open and closed positions about the hinge. A panel pre-filter is seated along the seating surface of the door. A V-bank filter is positioned in the inlet opening, and has a flange in general alignment with the sealing surface, and has a plurality of filter media sections projecting away from the flange and into the housing interior. A latch is adapted to keep the panel pre-filter positioned inline and upstream of the V-bank filter. A seal is disposed between the flange of the V-bank filter and the sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Clarcor Air Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventors: LaMonte A. Crabtree, Richard K. Chesson, Jr., Ronald J. Geil, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140150388
    Abstract: A filtering unit (10) comprising a casing (20) provided with at least one inlet (32), one outlet (33) and one support body (42) provided with abutment surfaces (44) adapted to removably support a filtering cartridge (50) contained within the casing (20) and adapted to divide the internal volume of the casing (20) into two chambers (21,22) respectively connected with the inlet (32) and the outlet (33) so as to filter the fluid flowing from the inlet (32) towards the outlet (33), the filtering cartridge (50) comprising at least one coupling element (55) configured to be snap-coupled to the support body (42) following a first axial translation for mutual approaching between the filtering cartridge (50) and the support body (42), whose distinctive characteristic lies in the fact that it comprises cam means (57,58) operating between the coupling element (55) and the support body (42) so as to radially bend the coupling element (55) in a release position for disengaging the coupling element (55) from the support el
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: UFI INNOVATION CENTER S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giorgio Girondi
  • Patent number: 8741139
    Abstract: The present device is a detachable core for use with a cylindrical filter cartridge. The core includes a wire frame including at least two vertical struts oriented along a longitudinal direction. The wire frame includes an upper ring and a lower ring mounted to the distal ends of the vertical struts and further includes an upper flange and a lower flange mounted to the upper and lower rings respectively, wherein the lower flange is detachably mounted to the lower ring. Preferably the lower ring includes a gap in the lower ring to enable resilient compression of the ring by squeezing the lower ring in a radial inward direction prior to engagement with the lower flange. Preferably the cartridge filter includes elastomeric end caps and the cooperating rings and flanges are non-circular such that the elastomeric end caps conforms to the non-circular shape of the upper and lower flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Paul LaCroix, Barry LaCroix
  • Publication number: 20140144320
    Abstract: A cartridge filter insert includes a body, an internal opening, and an exterior surface. The internal opening is configured to permit an airflow through the body. The exterior surface is configured to removably engage a surface of a cartridge filter having an outlet. The internal opening has an inside dimension smaller than an inside dimension of the outlet of the cartridge filter to effectively reduce the inside dimension of the outlet. An inlet filter house including the cartridge filter and the cartridge filter insert are also provided. Methods of filtering a fluid using the cartridge filter and the cartridge filter insert within the inlet filter house are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Michael Ashley Mann, Stephen Francis Banks, Przemyslaw Krzysztof Nikolin, Timothy John NichOlas, Peter Thomas McGuigan
  • Publication number: 20140130468
    Abstract: A filter assembly (6) comprises a mounting support (11) defining a fluid outlet opening in the support, a filter device (9) extending across the opening, a fastening arrangement (12) operative to locate the filter device against a seat (11a) of the mounting support (11) so that the filter device (9) extends across the opening for filtering a fluid medium flowing through the outlet opening and the filter device (9), and a pre-filter device (8) secured, between the fastening arrangement (12) and the filter device (9), for pre-filtering fluid medium flowing successively through the upstream pre-filter (8) and downstream filter device (9). The pre-filter device (8) comprises a filter mounting plate (15) located upstream of the filter device (9) and held there by the fastening arrangement (12), relative to the fluid flow direction, and at least one filter element (16) removably mounted on the mounting plate (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: AAF LTD.
    Inventor: Paul Jackson
  • Patent number: 8721755
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided and includes an inlet, including a peripheral wall formed to define a pathway along which gaseous, fluidic and particulate matter flow and two or more nets sequentially disposed in the pathway, the two or more nets being suspended on the peripheral wall with substantially no clearance between each of the two or more nets and the peripheral wall and held sufficiently loosely to permit relative movement of each of the two or more nets such that an effective pore size of the two or more nets is variable over time to encourage fluidic condensation at the two or more nets and to permit a relatively substantial portion of the gaseous and particulate matter to continue to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Sherwood Bryant, Alan Edwin Baigent, Paul Christopher James Bissett, John Carl Davies, Evdokia Ivanovna Huddlestone, Etienne Rene Jarrier, Ian Hugh Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20140116015
    Abstract: An interface air filter and assembly for use with an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The assembly has a housing having an air intake port and an opening. There is an air filter assembly comprising an air filter having a closed end and an open end and a reducing coupling. The reducing coupling has a first end with a first engaging member having an external circumference and outer surface, a second end with a second engaging member having an external circumference less than the first engaging member external circumference, and the second engaging member has an inner surface. The first end of the reducing coupling is attached to the open end of the air filter. The air filter assembly is in contact with the housing such that the air filter resides within the housing and the outer surface of the first engaging member engages the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Shahriar Nick Niakan, Christian Luc Landel
  • Patent number: 8673041
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally provide a filter frame assembly adapted for clamping in a housing is provided. The frame assembly includes a frame having a downstream frame member coupled to a cross-member, the downstream frame member and cross-member adapted to fit within the housing. At least two clamp mechanisms are coupled to frame assembly. Each of the clamp mechanisms include a rotatable rod coupled to a handle which is used to displace the frame assembly. The handle is configured to be clear of a filter receiving aperture defined above the cross-member when the handle is in both of an open or a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Camfil Farr, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith G. Woolard
  • Publication number: 20140069069
    Abstract: A gas feed element is provided. In the gas feed element for feeding gas into a dust-like loose material having a high permissible differential pressure in respect of the thickness of the gas feed element and a high operating temperature range, a support plate having openings (holes) is arranged on the side of the filter material facing the gas flow and on the side of the filter material facing away from the gas flow. The gas feed element permits rapid pressurization of a pressure vessel containing a stock of coal dust. Particular configurations of the filter material are provided by metallic filtration mesh with or without support mesh, sintered metal and sintered polymer, in each case having a filter fineness of from 5 ?m to 1000 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ronny Ehrich, Stefanie Henker, Frank Kirsch, Jürgen Noack
  • Publication number: 20140069070
    Abstract: A gas feed element for feeding gas into a dust-like loose material having a high permissible differential pressure in respect of the thickness of the gas feed element and a high operating temperature range is provided. The gas feed element has a support plate having openings and is arranged on the side of the filter material facing the gas flow and on the side of the filter material facing away from the gas flow. The gas feed element permits rapid pressurization of a pressure vessel containing a stock of coal dust. Particular configurations of the filter material are provided by metallic filtration mesh with or without support mesh, sintered metal and sintered polymer, in each case having a filter fineness of from 5 ?m to 1000 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ronny Ehrich, Lutz Güldenpfennig, Stefanie Henker, Frank Kirsch, Thomas Metz
  • Patent number: 8668756
    Abstract: A filter assembly, panel filter element, and servicing method is provided for reducing inlet flow restriction from a housing inlet into an inlet plenum and reducing outlet flow restriction from an outlet plenum to a housing outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Zou, Jianhua Wang, Kaarthik Venkataraman, Cara R. Kazda, John C. Lukasavitz, Robert A. Bannister, Orvin D. Kendall, Scott W. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8663370
    Abstract: An engine crankcase breather for oil segregation, from blow-by gases, in an engine. The engine crankcase breather includes a housing with an inlet located in a downstream direction of the blow-by gases and an outlet. The breather also includes a baffle within the housing which poses a tortuous path for the blow-by gases, in order to segregate oil particles from the blow-by gases. The baffle includes a hook-shaped portion, in which the oil segregation takes place. The engine crankcase breather further includes a trough extending within the housing. The trough is aligned with the hook-shaped portion of the baffle, to collect the segregated oil from the blow-by gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Seth E. Slaughter, Arthur S. Lindell, Kathleen Nackers, Ronald P. Maloney
  • Patent number: 8657900
    Abstract: A two stage filter device includes a cyclonic pre-separator (10) designed as a pre-filter that separates the particles from the gas flow and a main filter element (20) arranged downstream as a second stage operable to filter by guiding the particles through at least one filter medium (24). The main filter element (20) is received in a filter housing (30). The main filter element (20) includes at least one retaining element (22) for stabilizing the position of the main filter element (20) in the housing (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventor: Joerg Menssen
  • Patent number: 8647405
    Abstract: A filter housing includes a duct having at least one registration flange and an access port sized to pass a plurality of seating rail assemblies. Each seating rail assembly is releasably engaged with the duct includes a seating flange. By locating the seating rail assembly at a particular distance from the registration flange, a channel of different sizes can be formed for receiving a filter having a corresponding dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Richard E. Gray, Jr., Robert F. Schwarzenbek
  • Patent number: 8641901
    Abstract: A filter element is disclosed. The filter element includes a filter casing defining an inner radial surface, a filter body disposed within the casing, the filter body having an axial, dirty side surface and an axial, clean side surface, wherein the filter body includes fluted filter media having one or more flutes that extend from the dirty side surface to the clean side surface and a pre-filter including an axial, dirty side surface and an axial, clean side surface, the pre-filter arranged within the casing so that the dirty side surface of the pre-filter is proximate the clean side surface of the filter body, wherein the filter body and the pre-filter are fixably retained by the inner radial surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wix Filtration Corp LLC
    Inventors: Jason W. Reid, Jason LaMarr Tate
  • Patent number: 8603229
    Abstract: Multi-Element Structured Arrays (MESAs) present an effective approach to utilizing high pressure drop media that previously were cost prohibitive for use in a traditional filter element. The operational velocity is significantly slowed by the incorporation of numerous elements; thus, eliminating the Darcian flow resistances of the media. The MESAs are readily fitted with two or more replaceable “filter elements” that are able to employ commercially available media, microfibrous entrapped catalyst/sorbent media, unique multilayers and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Bruce Tatarchuk, Ryan A. Sothen
  • Publication number: 20130318935
    Abstract: A biofilter (1) having filter media (7) in a stowage space (5) having sidewalls and a bottom, inlet opening (15) for the unpurified gases/air and the stowage space (5) is made of flexible gas-tight material filled at least partly with the filter media (7). A biofilter system having two or more biofilters (1) is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Matti MALLINEN