With Coating, Impregnant, Or Bonding Agent Patents (Class 55/524)
  • Patent number: 11623172
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge includes a coiled media pack with inlet flutes and outlet flutes. The coiled media pack has first and second rounded ends with at least a first straight side and a second side. The coiled media pack has: (i) a length extending along a straight line from a center of the first rounded end to a center of the second rounded end; (ii) a first width between the first straight side and second side; the first width being perpendicular to the length; and (iii) a second width thereacross; the second width being perpendicular to the length. The first width is narrower than the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Raether, Brian Zauner, Mark Belcher, Gabriel Safarian
  • Patent number: 11624038
    Abstract: A method for producing valuable organic liquid from a biomass wherein a heated gas is mixed with a biomass to produce an enriched organic vapor and a biomass waste product. The biomass waste product is separated from the enriched organic vapor. The enriched organic vapor is cooled to produce a liquid organic oil and the liquid organic oil is collected. A system for producing the liquid organic oil including a first separation unit to separate an enriched organic vapor and a biomass waste product. The enriched organic vapor and the biomass waste product are generated from mixing a heated gas and a biomass. The system also includes a wet scrubber for cooling the enriched organic vapor to generate an enriched organic smoke. The organic smoke can be transformed to the liquid organic oil in an electrostatic precipitator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Boulder Creek Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Bonde, Amara Hazlewood, Steve Jaasund
  • Patent number: 11534745
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure body having a porous partition wall defining a plurality of cells serving as fluid through channels extending from a first end face to a second end face, and having a circumferential wall disposed so as to encompass the circumference of the partition wall, wherein a thickness of the partition wall is 50 to 132 ?m, a porosity of the partition wall is 40 to 55%, an open frontal area of pores on the surface of the partition wall per unit surface area of the partition wall is 10 to 15%, and a percentage (S0˜10/Sall×100%) of the ratio of an opening area S0˜10 of the pores having an opening diameter of 10 ?m or less to a total opening area Sall of the pores opened to the surface of the partition wall is 90% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chika Goto, Shogo Hirose, Tsubasa Aoki
  • Patent number: 11426707
    Abstract: Novel porous materials comprising nanoparticles, use in chromatographic separations, processes for its preparation, and separations devices containing the chromatographic material are described by the instant invention. In particular, the disclosure describes porous inorganic/organic hybrid particles embedded with nanoparticles selected from oxides or nitrides of the following: silicon carbide, aluminum, diamond, cerium, carbon black, carbon nanotubes, zirconium, barium, cerium, cobalt, copper, europium, gadolinium, iron, nickel, samarium, silicon, silver, titanium, zinc, boron, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin D. Wyndham, Nicole L. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 11185806
    Abstract: A filtration media with improved filtration, strength, tear resistance and air permeability in the form of a relatively thin and lightweight wet-laid fibrous web that has a wet Mullen ratio of 60% to 80% to ensure that the media is flexible enough to be formed into a fluted structure, and strong enough to retain the fluted structure when wound into a roll and to permit further processing without the media becoming too brittle. The filtration media comprises a blend of cellulose and synthetic fibers having a weight percent of 81 wt % to 87 wt % of a weight of the media and a resin binder having a weight of 13 wt % to 19 wt % (preferably about 16 wt %) of the weight of the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: Ahlstrom-Munksjö OYJ, Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Schouweiler, Kent Williamson, Kristin Amsden, Steven D. Schmeichel
  • Patent number: 11154802
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for an expanded metal filter for use with an automotive safety device, such an inflatable airbag system. The expanded metal filter is composed of a plurality of expanded metal layers, wherein when a first expanded metal layer is turned over or inverted the peaks of the first expanded metal layer conform to valleys of a second expanded metal layer, and valleys of the first expanded metal layer conform to peaks of the first expanded layer whereby the first and second expanded layers nest together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventor: Isaac Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10926054
    Abstract: Various systems and devices for generating nitric oxide are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, the device includes a body having an inlet, an outlet, and a porous solid matrix positioned with the body. The porous solid matrix is coated with an aqueous solution of an antioxidant, wherein the inlet is configured to receive a gas flow and fluidly communicate the gas flow to the outlet through the solid matrix to convert nitrogen dioxide in the gas flow into nitric oxide. The porous solid matrix allows the device to be used in any orientation. Additionally, the porous solid matrix provides a rigid structure suitable to withstand vibrations and abuse without compromising device functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Vero Biotech LLC
    Inventors: David H. Fine, Bryan Johnson, Gregory Vasquez
  • Patent number: 10840774
    Abstract: A slip ring system for an electrical machine, comprising: slip rings, which are arranged so as to rotate about an axis of rotation, for transmitting current to the electrical machine; contact brushes which are in contact with the slip rings; an impeller which is mountable so as to surround the axis of rotation and in a rotationally fixed manner in relation to the slip rings, the impeller being adapted to generate an air flow in a plane perpendicular to the shaft; and a filter which surrounds the impeller such that an imaginary radial extension of the impeller meets the filter, and a porosity of the filter decreases in a radially outward direction between a radially inner edge of the filter and a radially outer edge of the filter; wherein a first thickness of the filter in a radial direction is at least 50% of a second thickness of the filter in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uwe Deuke, Joachim Maerz
  • Patent number: 10827857
    Abstract: A mist generator improves the sterility of blowers having controlled forced air systems. In one embodiment, the mist generator has a chamber adapted to receive a disinfectant adapted for attachment to an output opening of a blower for delivery into the chamber of forced air carrying misted disinfectant. The main body also includes an output duct or aperture adapted for attachment to a second hose which, in turn, is adapted for attachment to an inlet opening of the blower for delivery of disinfectant misted air through internal components of the blower. Alternatively, there is used a disinfectant filter formed as a sterilizing grid having a screen coated with a soft porous surface material impregnated with a liquid disinfectant. The soft porous surface material releases said liquid disinfectant when forced air moves through the filter. In both embodiments, sterile water is introduced to take up residual disinfectant and the vapor captured in a dry filter or desiccant material and removed from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Randall J Lewis
  • Patent number: 10610813
    Abstract: Thermoplastic bicomponent binder fiber can be combined with other media, fibers and other filtration components to form a thermally bonded filtration media. The filtration media can be used in filter units, such as breather caps. Such filter units can be placed in the stream of a mobile fluid and can remove a particulate and/or fluid mist load from the mobile stream. The unique combination of media fiber, bicomponent binder fiber and other filtration additives and components provide a filtration media having unique properties in filtration applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Rogers, Keh B. Dema, Brad E. Kahlbaugh, Linda M. Olson, Chuanfang Yang, Gregory L. LaVallee, Timothy D. Sporre, Joe Israel, Paul L. Kojetin, Derek O. Jones, Michael A. Madden
  • Patent number: 10576430
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a membrane filter is provided. The system includes a radiation source operative to emit radiation that contacts discrete portions of a filter substrate so as to facilitate the formation of openings within the filter substrate, and a collimator disposed between the filter substrate and the radiation source and operative to restrict some of the radiation from contacting the filter substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jimmie Autrey Beacham
  • Patent number: 10406480
    Abstract: The invention discloses a filter for removing mercury in high-purity gases or aerosol, including a cylindrical outer chamber, both ends of the cylindrical outer chamber are provided with an inlet air pipe and an outlet air pipe, multiple sets of stepped liners and gradually deformed jackets mounted mutually are provided together inside the outer chamber. A stepped liner is provided between two adjacent gradually deformed jackets; a 2-10 ?m gold-plated layer is provided on step surfaces of the stepped liners and step holes of the gradually deformed jackets, a gap channel is formed between step surfaces of stepped liners and step holes of gradually deformed jackets, the gap channel is communicated with the inlet air pipe and the outlet air pipe. The gold-plated layer absorbs mercury to form gold amalgam and remove the mercury, making it possible to analyze ultra-low-level Pb isotopes in minerals, which is unachievable in micro-area analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Honglin Yuan
  • Patent number: 10293290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filter material impregnated on one side with a binding agent that is in particular suited for gas filtration, wherein the filter material comprises a side that is not impregnated with a binding agent, which side contains a halogen-free and boron-free flame protection means. By means of the filter material according to the invention, a high separation rate and a high dust storage capacity are achieved, whereas the filter material is flame-retardant, and in the event of fire, does not release any toxic decomposition products. The invention further relates to a filter element comprising the filter material according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andreas Demmel, Werner Hoerl
  • Patent number: 10150083
    Abstract: Asymmetric membrane structures are provided that are suitable for hydrocarbon reverse osmosis of small hydrocarbons. Separation of para-xylene from ortho- and meta-xylene is an example of a separation that can be performed using hydrocarbon reverse osmosis. Hydrocarbon reverse osmosis separations can be incorporated into a para-xylene isomerization and recovery system in a variety of manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Weiss, Benjamin A. McCool
  • Patent number: 9977002
    Abstract: A metal structure including a first metal end region, a second metal end region, and an intermediate region between the first metal end region and the second metal end region, wherein the intermediate region comprises a metal nanostructure having a plurality of pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Yann Astier, Jingwei Bai, Robert L. Bruce, Aaron D. Franklin, Joshua T. Smith
  • Patent number: 9815019
    Abstract: A nanocomposite membrane including ?-Al2O3 membrane support, a ?-Al2O3 intermediate layer that is 300-1200 nm thick and coats a surface of the membrane support, and a nanocomposite layer including SiO2 and Y2O3 that is 25-150 nm thick and coats a surface of the intermediate layer, wherein the nanocomposite layer is porous with an average largest radius micropore of 0.2-0.6 nm. A method of manufacturing the nanocomposite membrane, whereby the membrane support is coated with the ?-Al2O3, a silica source is hydrolyzed with a mixture of water, an alcohol solvent, and a Y source with a sol-gel technique yield a Si/Y sol-gel, the membrane support is dip coated with the Si/Y sol-gel, and the nanocomposite membrane is calcined. A method of separating a mixture of gas, whereby the mixture of gas is introduced into a permeance cell and fed through the nanocomposite membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventor: Md. Hasan Zahir
  • Patent number: 9783687
    Abstract: Non-halogenated monomers that can be polymerized into flame retardant polymers, and processes to produce the monomers and polymers is provided. In a simplest aspect, there is provided a monomer composition that can comprise a) a group derived from one of a (meth)acrylic acid, (meth)acrylamide, or vinylbenzene, b) a polyphosphate moiety, and c) an amine species. In the monomer composition, the ethylenically unsaturated monomer of (a) is covalently bonded directly or through a linking group to the moiety of b), forming a precursor monomer unit. The amine species of c) is in complex with the precursor monomer unit. The polymer can be a homopolymer of the monomer composition, or a copolymer of the monomer composition having varying a), b) and c). In one embodiment, the polymer can additionally comprise ethylenically unsaturated monomers not covalently bonded to a polyphosphate moiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ta-Yuan Lai, Ti Chou
  • Patent number: 9700872
    Abstract: A superpolar sorbent network is a sol-gel network of at least one metal oxide precursor condensed and at least one polyhydroxy molecule. The metal oxide precursor is a silicate precursor, aluminate precursor, titanate precursor, zirconate precursor, germinate precursor, or any combinations thereof, and the polyhydroxy molecule has a multiplicity of hydroxyl groups. The polyhydroxy molecule can be an organic molecule derived from nature. The superpolar sorbent network can be used as a particulate or bulk sorbent for sampling or removal of analytes or contaminants from an environment or can be coated on a tube or particulate substrate for use as a chromatographic stationary phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Abuzar Kabir, Kenneth G. Furton
  • Patent number: 9624605
    Abstract: A multi-layered, web-shaped filter material for a filter element may include a fleece layer, a cellulose layer, and a nanofiber layer arranged between the fleece layer and the cellulose layer. The nanofiber layer may be a coating of a nanofiber material disposed on the fleece layer. The cellulose layer may have an impregnation at least on a side facing the nanofiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Sushil Agrahari, Rajeev Kapoor, Mahesh Kumar, Puneet Singla
  • Patent number: 9593053
    Abstract: A two-step process, consisting of a photoelectrosynthetic process combined with a thermochemical process, is configured to produce a reduction product (e.g., methane gas, methanol, or carbon monoxide) from carbon dioxide and liquid waste streams. In a first step, photoelectrosynthetically active heterostructures (PAHs) and sunlight are used to drive oxidation/reduction reactions in which one primary product is hydrogen gas. In the second step, hydrogen generated in the first step is thermally catalytically reacted with carbon dioxide to form a reduction product from carbon dioxide (e.g., CO, formaldehyde, methane, or methanol). Synthesis gas (CO and H2) can be further reacted to form alkanes. The methods and systems may employ PAHs known in the art or improved PAHs having lower costs, improved stability, solar energy conversion efficiency, and/or other desired attributes as disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: HYPERSOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Eric McFarland, Tim Young, Nirala Singh, Syed Mubeen Jawahar Hussaini
  • Patent number: 9592469
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an oxygen separation device (12, 14) for a pressure swing adsorption system. In order to provide at least one of improved maintenance behavior, longer lifetime and improved energy consumption, the oxygen separation device (12, 14) comprises a gas inlet (18, 22) at a primary side for guiding a flow of oxygen comprising gas into the oxygen separation device (12, 14) and a gas outlet (28, 30) at a secondary side for guiding a flow of oxygen enriched gas out of the oxygen separation device (12, 14), an oxygen separation membrane (78) comprising an oxygen separation sorbent being capable of separating oxygen from an oxygen comprising gas by sorbing at least one component of the oxygen comprising gas apart from oxygen, and a support structure (80) for supporting the oxygen separation membrane (78), wherein the support structure (80) comprises a plurality of support bars (82) being fixed to the oxygen separation membrane (78).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Mareike Klee, Rainer Hilbig, Robert William Murdoch, Achim Gerhard Rolf Koerber, Wilhelmus Cornelis Keur, Paul Van Der Sluis
  • Patent number: 9470131
    Abstract: In each honeycomb segment, a first and a second end surfaces are rectangular shapes having the same dimension, and are in a positional relation in which extending directions of long sides of the respective end surfaces are perpendicular to each other, and (X?Y)/2 is from 0.2 to 7 mm, where X is a length of each long side of each of the first and the second end surfaces, and Y is a length of each short side of each of the first and the second end surfaces. The honeycomb segment has two pairs of tapered side surfaces each of which including two side surfaces facing each other so that a distance between side surfaces becomes narrow from the first end surface toward the second end surface end, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Yamada, Hidetoshi Yanase
  • Patent number: 9415349
    Abstract: A porous membrane patterning technique is provided. In one embodiment, a porous membrane may be patterned via printing on the porous membrane with a solvent such that the porous membrane collapses where the solvent is applied. In another embodiment, a patterned porous membrane may be formed by casting a solution including at least components of the porous membrane into voids of a casting plate or stencil, removing the casting plate, and letting the remaining components go through a phase inversion process to form porous membrane regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Michael Nichols, Matthew Jeremiah Misner, Hongyi Zhou
  • Patent number: 9266057
    Abstract: A process is proposed that captures, separates, and enriches carbon dioxide for sequestration after removal from water in equilibrium with air. The proposed process recognizes that carbon dioxide is more soluble in water than other atmospheric gases in air resulting in the proportion of carbon dioxide adsorbed in water from the atmosphere (relative to the other atmospheric gases) being higher than the proportion of carbon dioxide naturally occurring in air. To capitalize on this “convenient truth,” the proposed process aerates (dissolves) in water carbon dioxide gas with other atmospheric gases originating from air in an aerator (aeration) according to Henry's gas law of solubility and then deaerates (strips) these dissolved atmospheric gases from the water in a deaerator (deaeration). The process of aeration and deaeration of these atmospheric gases is repeated multiple times in series until the separated and enriched carbon dioxide gas concentration purity is sufficient for sequestration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Lee Jones
  • Patent number: 9157360
    Abstract: A method for low-contamination generation of energy comprising: (a) forming a gas mixture by mixing a treated gaseous effluent stream and air; (b) introducing the gas mixture and fuel at a given gas to fuel ratio into at least one diesel engine (3); (c) burning the fuel in the diesel engine to generate energy and a flue gas stream comprising particulate matter (PM), and nitrogen oxides (NOx); (d) treating at least a portion of the flue gas stream with an aqueous stream in a cyclone unit (27) comprising a housing defined by a cylindrical peripheral wall (2) and provided with at least one inlet opening (10) for receiving flue gas and at least one inlet opening for receiving fluids thereinto and with at least one swirling means, whereby a treated gaseous effluent stream and an aqueous effluent stream are formed; (e) emitting a portion of the treated gaseous effluent stream to form an emitted portion; (f) using a portion of the treated gaseous effluent stream to form the gas mixture, and (g) repeating steps (a) t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Clean Marine AS
    Inventors: Nils Christian Hoy-Petersen, Aharon M. Eyal, Riki Canari
  • Publication number: 20150128807
    Abstract: A filter system and method of making same is disclosed. The system includes one or more of filter units, each having a plurality of spaced apart hydrophilic filter tubes coated with an attractant that entrains particulates without the need for woven filter material. The filter tubes may have a plurality of apertures therethrough to increase the surface area of the filter tubes. The filter units may be placed adjacent to each other but with their filter tubes laterally offset to increase the likelihood that particles will engage at least one coated tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Dexwet International AG
    Inventor: Erich J. Peteln
  • Publication number: 20150114228
    Abstract: A filter element for the filtration of the incoming cabin air of vehicles is disclosed. The filter element can be readily regenerated and reused in a dust-loaded environment. The filer element includes a main body formed from at least one filter medium. The main body has an inflow side and an outflow side. The filter element is used as a regenerable filter element for the filtration of the incoming cabin air in a vehicle which is subjected to elevated dust loading. A coating of nanofibres and/or a diaphragm is arranged on the inflow side of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Stoeßer, Maik Sieh, Renate Tapper
  • Publication number: 20150107207
    Abstract: A filter medium, in particular for air filtration, is provided with a substrate and at least one nanofiber layer applied onto the substrate. The nanofiber layer has cavities in or between the nanofibers. In a method for producing the nanofiber layer, a spinning solution for electrospinning from a polymer solution by a spinning electrode and a counter electrode is provided, wherein electrical voltage is applied to the spinning solution and air is passed through the spinning solution. The nanofibers produced by the spinning electrode are deposited onto the substrate that is moved past the counter electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Nico Behrendt, Sylvia Beier-Moys, Bjoern Schmid, Anton Kreiner
  • Publication number: 20150107203
    Abstract: A mold-preventing air filter filtration medium loaded with a water-retaining macromolecule polymer, a mold-preventing agent, and a binder resin, is formed by immersing a filter material or a reinforcing nonwoven fabric (a backing material) in a mold-preventing composition in which the water-retaining macromolecule polymer, the mold-preventing agent and the binder resin are dissolved, and drying the filter material or the reinforcing nonwoven fabric. The reinforcing nonwoven fabric (a backing material) may be bonded to a filter material to form a mold-preventing air filter filtration medium. A mold-preventing air filter includes the mold-preventing air filter filtration medium that is pleated and accommodated in a frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Yukimitsu Ichikawa, Kanya Goto, Narumi Dosaka, Yumiko Fukushima, Yasuhito Fujimaki, Satoshi Yamada, Osamu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9011569
    Abstract: A wall flow type particulate filter (24) adapted to be arranged in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine in which combustion is performed in an excess of oxygen carries a solid acid. The solid acid has an acid strength which is higher than the acid strength of sulfurous acid and lower than the acid strength of sulfuric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Otsuki, Shigeki Nakayama, Hiromasa Nishioka, Katsuhiko Oshikawa, Yoshihisa Tsukamoto, Junichi Matsuo, Yuichi Sobue, Daichi Imai, Kou Sugawara
  • Patent number: 9011568
    Abstract: A filter for internal combustion engines, includes a rigid external casing provided with at least an inlet for a fluid to be filtered and an outlet for the fluid when filtered, and a filter cartridge located internally of the external casing, which includes a plurality of tubular filter walls arranged parallel to one another which are destined to be crossed by the fluid flowing from the inlet towards the outlet of the external casing; the external casing being conformed such as to delimit a pouch a transversal section of which, performed along a perpendicular plane to axes of the tubular filter walls, exhibits a prevalent line of development and a small width with respect to the prevalent line of development; the tubular filter walls being arranged internally of the pouch, side by side with one another, forming a single row which follows the prevalent line of development of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: UFI Innovation Center S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giorgio Girondi
  • Patent number: 9011583
    Abstract: An article comprising a plurality of intersecting walls having outer surfaces that define a plurality of cells extending from one end to a second end, wherein the walls forming each cell in a first subset of cells are covered by a barrier layer to form a plurality of heat exchange flow channels, and wherein the walls forming each cell in a second subset of cells different from the first subset of cells, comprise a CO2 sorbent and form reaction flow channels. Heat exchange flow channels allow quick and uniform heating and cooling of the sorbent body. The article may be useful, for example, for removing CO2 from a gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Amit Halder, Dayue David Jiang, Weiguo Miao, Steven Bolaji Ogunwumi, Zhen Song
  • Publication number: 20150089911
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air-permeable film imparted with oil repellency, including a porous body having a surface coated with an oil-repellent agent. The oil-repellent agent contains a linear fluorine-containing hydrocarbon group represented by —R1C5F10CH2C4F9 or —R2C6F13, where R1 and R2 are each independently an alkylene group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms or a phenylene group, and the porous body is a porous formed body composed of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fine particles that are bound together. This air-permeable film is imparted with oil repellency without significantly reducing its air permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshiki Ikeyama
  • Publication number: 20150090658
    Abstract: A fiber that has a unique surface topography in that it contains a plurality of nanohairs extending outwardly from an external surface of an elongate structure of the fiber is provided. To form the nanohairs, a polymer composition is spun that includes organofunctional nanoparticles (e.g., polyhedral organofunctional silsesquioxanes) embedded within a matrix of a base polymer. Despite being initially embedded within the polymer, the present inventors have discovered that, through selective control over the nature and relative concentration of the components of the composition, as well as the method in which the fiber is formed, a substantial portion of the nanoparticles can migrate to the surface of the fiber as it is formed and thus become arranged in the form of nanohairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Branham, Sara Honarbakhsh
  • Patent number: 8992651
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a filter whose initial collection efficiency can be increased and whose pressure loss increase can be suppressed. [Means to solve the problem] A ceramic filter includes: numerous crystalline masses bound to one another each formed of aggregation of columnar crystals, wherein a number of large diameter pores are present between the numerous crystalline masses, and small diameter pores are present between the numerous columnar crystals forming the crystalline mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Sugai, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8992652
    Abstract: A filtering device features a ceramic filter body for filtering a fluid flow, the filter body consisting of a wavy layer and a flat layer and the wavy and flat layer being wound in a spiral-shaped manner. The wave length of the waves increases from the inside to the outside with increasing distance to the longitudinal axis of the filter body such that the wave troughs and the wave peaks of at least two radially adjacent windings each lie on a common radial plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Arndt-Udo Rolle, Frank Ehlen, Kathrin Lichtenwalter, Jochen Linhart, Nadine Dietsch
  • Publication number: 20150082757
    Abstract: A composition, a mixed power and a material for molding have polytetrafluoroethylene as a main component. Each includes polytetrafluoroethylene that can be fibrillated, a non-hot melt processable component that is not fibrillated, and a hot melt processable component with a melting point of lower than 320° C. that is not fibrillated. The hot melt processable component is contained at equal to or more than 0.1% by weight but less than 20% by weight of a total weight. A filtering medium for an air filter includes a porous membrane made of these components, and an air permeable support. The porous membrane is manufactured, by mixing these components, extruding the mixture, rolling and drawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Shinichi Chaen, Hideyuki Kiyotani, Kunihiko Inui, Taku Yamanaka, Li Bao, Yoshiyuki Shibuya, Seigo Yamamoto, Makoto Kobayashi, Shunji Kasai, Hitoshi Niinuma
  • Patent number: 8979968
    Abstract: An air filter replacement system for existing buildings, vehicles, arenas, and other enclosed airspaces includes a replacement air filter for replacing a standard air filter. The replacement air filter has dimensions and air flow specifications that allow it to replace the standard air filter. The replacement air filter includes a filter material that removes radiological or biological or aerosol particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffery J. Haslam
  • Patent number: 8974563
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification system includes a diesel particulate filter (“DPF”) which collects particulate matter (“PM”) in exhaust gas, an exhaust pipe injector which performs exhaust pipe injection, and a DPF regeneration control unit which performs temperature rise control of an exhaust gas temperature by the exhaust pipe injection to regenerate the DPF when the PM collected by the DPF exceeds a fixed amount and which, during the regeneration, integrates an amount of time during which the exhaust gas temperature exceeds a PM combustion temperature and completes the regeneration when an integrated value thereof reaches a set regeneration completion value. The DPF regeneration control unit aborts the regeneration when, during regeneration, a total amount of the exhaust pipe injection exceeds an upper limit before the integrated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Haseyama, Shinji Gotou, Hiroyuki Oohira
  • Patent number: 8974570
    Abstract: A retaining seal material includes inorganic fibers, inorganic particles adhering to surfaces of the inorganic fibers, a first principal surface, and a second principal surface. A mean particle diameter of the inorganic particles in a vicinity of a center in a thickness direction of the retaining seal material is smaller than at least one of a mean particle diameter of the inorganic particles in a vicinity of the first principal surface and a mean particle diameter of the inorganic particles in a vicinity of the second principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiko Okabe, Keiji Kumano
  • Patent number: 8968445
    Abstract: The present invention provides regenerable pleated media and filter elements and combinations thereof for use in a clean room environment for removal of airborne molecular contamination. Disclosed is a pleated filter media for a clean room environment wherein the pleated filter media comprises at least an adsorbent first layer of activated carbon or polymer wherein said activated carbon or polymer together with fibers and/or an adhesion agent is enclosed between two second layers of non woven with a grid positioned on at least one side of either of the second layers or incorporated in the first layer for preventing deformation of the pleated filter media when regenerated by a heated air flow above 100° C. at 1 atm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Camfil AB
    Inventors: Christian Lindahl, Guillaume Gallet, Mikael Forslund
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150053606
    Abstract: A nonwoven sheet contains a substrate layer formed from a fiber aggregate nonwoven structural member; the fiber aggregate nonwoven structural member containing a thermal adhesive fiber; the thermal adhesive fibers are melt-bonded to fix the fibers of the member. The average thickness of the substrate layer is adjusted to not less than 0.2 mm to less than 1 mm, and the thermal adhesive fibers are substantially uniformly melt-bonded in a surface direction of the substrate layer. The sheet may have a surface layer over at least one side of the substrate layer, the surface layer may contain a fiber aggregate nonwoven structural member having an apparent density higher than the apparent density of the substrate layer. The surface layer may comprise a layer formed by heat-pressing or may be formed from a meltblown nonwoven fabric. The thermal adhesive fiber may be substantially uniformly melt-bonded in a thickness direction of the substrate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Sakamoto, Sumito Kiyooka
  • Patent number: 8961668
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification system with which a frequency of diesel particulate filter (“DPF”) regeneration requests can be reduced during long low idle regeneration, thereby improving convenience, including a control unit that performs regeneration control on a DPF provided at an exhaust pipe of an engine. The control unit includes a particulate matter (“PM”) accumulation amount predictor for predicting the amount of PM accumulated by calculating a cumulated value of the PM in an idling state. The control unit starts calculating the cumulated value of the PM by the PM accumulation amount predictor after a first predetermined time has elapsed since a detection of the idling state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Haseyama, Hiroyuki Oohira, Shinji Gotou
  • Patent number: 8956437
    Abstract: Articles such as filter media, which include dendrimers and/or other components, are provided. The filter media may further include a water repellant (e.g., a fluorinated species) to impart desirable properties to the media such as high water repellency. The filter media may also have a high efficiency as a function of pressure drop (i.e., high gamma values). In some embodiments, the filter media includes a fiber web which may be formed of various components such as glass fibers. The fiber web can also include additional components such as synthetic fibers, binder components, as well as other additives. The media may be incorporated into a variety of filter element products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: David F. Sealey, Stuart Williams
  • Patent number: 8956436
    Abstract: Disclosed are ceramic bodies comprised of composite cordierite aluminum magnesium titanate ceramic compositions and methods for the manufacture of same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adriane Marie Divens-Dutcher, Patrick David Tepesch, Elizabeth Marie Vileno
  • Patent number: 8951324
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide an air filter medium having a lower pressure drop and higher efficiency as compared to an air filter medium currently in use. This objective is achieved by providing an air filter medium characterized by comprising glass short fibers as its main fibers in which the constituent fibers are dispersed uniformly and, when the constituting fibers at a diluted concentration of 0.04% by mass are allowed to stand for 12 hours, the sedimentation volume is 450 cm3/g or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Soyama, Hiroshi Kuwano
  • Patent number: 8951323
    Abstract: A hybrid mounting mat for mounting a catalyst support structure within a housing in an exhaust gas treatment device. The exhaust gas treatment device includes an outer housing, a fragile catalyst support structure, and a mounting mat disposed in the gap between the housing and the fragile catalyst support structure. Additionally disclosed are methods of making the hybrid mounting mat and for making an exhaust gas treatment device incorporating the mounting mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventor: Amit Kumar
  • Patent number: 8945269
    Abstract: A holding sealing material includes a mat, an inorganic binder and an organic binder. The mat includes inorganic fibers and has an upper part, a center part, and a lower part in a thickness direction. The inorganic binder is loaded on the mat. The organic binder is loaded mainly on the upper part and the lower part of the mat. The holding sealing material is disposed between an exhaust gas-treating body and a casing for housing the exhaust gas-treating body to form an exhaust gas purifying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiji Kumano
  • Patent number: 8940072
    Abstract: A parallel passage fluid contactor structure for chemical reaction processes has one or more segments, where each segment has a plurality of substantially parallel fluid flow passages oriented in an axial direction; cell walls between each adjacent fluid flow passages and each cell wall has at least two opposite cell wall surfaces. The structure also includes at least one active compound in the cell walls and multiple axially continuous conductive filaments either embedded within the cell walls or situated between the cell wall surfaces. The conductive filaments are at least one of thermally and electrically conductive, are oriented in axially, and are in direct contact with the active compound, and are operable to transfer thermal energy between the active material and the conductive filaments. Heating of the conductive filaments may be used to transfer heat to the active material in the cell walls. Methods of manufacturing the structure are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Inventys Thermal Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Boulet, Soheil Khiavi