Serial Patents (Class 96/131)
  • Patent number: 11198080
    Abstract: An oil separator is provided with: a heating device for heating liquid accumulated in a drainage storage section; a connection pipe for connecting the drainage storage section to an external device utilizing oil; an opening and closing device for opening and closing the flow passage of the connection pipe; and a determination device for determining whether or not to deliver the liquid, which is accumulated in the drainage storage section, to the external device. The opening and closing device is configured so as to open the flow passage of the connection pipe when the determination device determines that the liquid accumulated in the drainage storage section is to be delivered to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: NABTESCO AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Sugio, Hiroaki Kawanami
  • Patent number: 10786779
    Abstract: An adsorption device for compressed gas, is provided with a vessel with an inlet for the supply of a compressed gas to be treated, and an outlet for treated gas and an adsorption element is affixed in the vessel. The adsorption element extends along the flow direction of the compressed gas to be treated, between the inlet and the outlet. The adsorption element has a monolithic supporting structure that is at least partially provided with a coating that contains an adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Carlo Lambert J. Lammers, Hans Hermans, Geert Van Rompaey
  • Patent number: 9962477
    Abstract: Sorbent cartridge systems useful in regenerating or purifying dialysis solutions are described as well as methods to regenerate or purify spent dialysis solutions. Dialysis systems using the sorbent cartridge system of the present invention are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles J. Slade
  • Patent number: 9480943
    Abstract: A filter device for the exchange of gas between the fuel tank for liquid fuel and an environment has a chamber sealed in a fluid-tight manner. A first port leads into the chamber for fluid connection to the fuel tank. A second port into leads the chamber for fluid connection to the environment. A granular filter material is in the chamber. The chamber is designed for optionally accommodating a monolithic filter element in addition to the granular filter material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Menke, Ulrich Essig, Uwe Bolzhauser
  • Patent number: 9376990
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel treatment apparatus includes a passage circulating fluid being formed therein, a tank port and a purge port being formed at one end side of the passage, and an atmosphere port being formed at another end side of the passage. At least four adsorbent layers in which adsorbent adsorbing fuel components is filled are provided in the passage. The evaporated fuel treatment apparatus has a main adsorbent layer and a region provided on an atmosphere port side of the main adsorbent layer. At least three adsorbent layers that are different from the main adsorbent layer, and separating portions that separate the adsorbent layers which are adjacent to each other are provided in the region. The volume of at least one separating portion in the region is made larger than a total of the volumes of adsorbent layers that sandwich the separating portion therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinya Takeshita, Norihisa Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9259031
    Abstract: A filter for a smoking article comprises a monolith. The monolith is produced forming particles of a partially cured resin into a dough, shaping the dough to produce a monolith, sintering the particles, carbonizing and activating the sintered monolith, and incorporating the monolith into a smoking article filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Branton, Martin Duke, Stephen Tennison, Dinah Blanche Winter
  • Patent number: 9097218
    Abstract: A canister is provided with a plurality of adsorbent chambers filled with adsorbent, and the adsorbent chambers are connected together so as to form a U-turn-shaped passage. The canister has a communication chamber through which both end portions of adjacent two adsorbent chambers communicate with each other; a middle chamber formed at the end portion of one of the adjacent two adsorbent chambers, which is positioned at a downstream side of the communication chamber, and connected to the communication chamber through a communication hole; a baffle plate set in the middle chamber with the baffle plate facing to the communication hole so that an incoming air flow from the communication hole strikes against the baffle plate and diffuses in the middle chamber; and a tubular portion protruding in the communication chamber from an opening edge of the communication hole along a longitudinal direction of the one adsorbent chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Takashi Hasumi, Toshinobu Horimatsu, Junpei Omichi, Yuji Arase
  • Patent number: 9078969
    Abstract: A dialysate regeneration system for removing contaminants from spent dialysate according to this invention includes a dialysate circulation flow path including a pump that pumps spent dialysate through the dialysate circulation flow path, a first cartridge adapted to remove contaminants from the spent dialysate, including a first cleaning solution inlet and a first cleaning solution outlet, a second cartridge adapted to remove urea from the spent dialysate, the second cartridge including semi-permeable hollow fibers adapted for transport of urea across the walls of the semi-permeable hollow fibers and adapted to retain at least calcium, magnesium, and sodium ions in the spent dialysate, and including a second cleaning solution inlet and a second cleaning solution outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Norma J. Ofsthun, Harold F. Sandford, Amanda K. Stennett, Jiunn Yeong Teo, Cheryl Ford, Benjamin J. Lipps, Michael James Beiriger
  • Patent number: 8997719
    Abstract: The present invention includes a fuel vapor processing apparatus including a communication passage connecting between a first space and a second space each containing an adsorption material capable of adsorbing fuel vapor. The communication passage includes a dissipation delaying space capable of delaying dissipation or transmission of the fuel vapor between the first and second spaces. The communication passage further includes throttles positioned to oppose to each other across the dissipation delaying space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuji Kosugi, Takanori Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20150053080
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adsorptive filter medium (i.e. a filter unit or filter structure) which is suitable for purifying gases and/or gas mixtures, preferably air, and also for removing chemical and/or biological poisons and/or pollutants from gases and/or gas mixtures, preferably air, and also to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Bertram Boehringer, Omar Guerra Gonzalez, Isebill Eckle
  • Publication number: 20150007723
    Abstract: An adsorbent bed structure and process is disclosed for use in an adsorption based gas separation process. A conventional adsorbent bed in a gas separation process is replaced with a one or more modular compact adsorbent bed units which are connected to make an adsorbent bed structure. The modular design requires lower fabrication and maintenance costs; is easier to transport; and is easier to load with adsorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Pedro Berges, Paul William Belanger, Tim Aaron
  • Patent number: 8920540
    Abstract: A first contact reactor, mechanical separator device, one or more second contact reactors, silo, filter, one or more fans each equipped with one or more vibration dampers, an optional wet scrubber and stack are each integrated into a single compact air quality control system (AQCS) compartment. Additionally, a process gas cooling system may be integrated into the compact AQCS compartment. Benefits of the subject compact AQCS compartment includes footprint reduction, operating cost reduction from reduced pressure drop due to reduced ductwork, capital cost reduction from reduced ductwork, noise reduction, weather protection and increased adaptability to meet specific system requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Anders Kenneth Sorhuus, Odd Edgar Bjarno, Per-Erik Amundsen
  • Patent number: 8920547
    Abstract: An adsorbent canister includes a casing defining a first adsorption chamber, a second adsorption chamber and a diffusion chamber therein, and an adsorbent capable of adsorbing the fuel vapor and filled in the first adsorption chamber and the second adsorption chamber. The first adsorption chamber and the second adsorption chamber communicate with each other via the diffusion chamber. The casing has on a side wall thereof a fuel introducing port configured to introduce fuel vapor into the first adsorption chamber and an air communicating port configured to introduce air into the second adsorption chamber. The diffusion chamber has at least one of a first diffusion chamber and a second diffusion chamber. The first adsorption chamber is positioned above the first adsorption chamber and extends over the entire length of the first adsorption chamber. The second diffusion chamber is positioned below the second adsorption chamber and extends over the entire length of the second adsorption chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 8894753
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon dioxide capture system which includes a first carbon dioxide adsorption/desorption section including a first carbon dioxide adsorption section, a first carbon dioxide desorption section connected to the first carbon dioxide adsorption section, and a first carbon dioxide adsorbent circulating through the first carbon dioxide adsorption section and the first carbon dioxide desorption section; and a second carbon dioxide adsorption/desorption section including a second carbon dioxide adsorption section, a second carbon dioxide desorption section connected to the second carbon dioxide adsorption section, and a second carbon dioxide adsorbent circulating through the second carbon dioxide adsorption section and the second carbon dioxide desorption section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Yong Ki Park, Won Choon Choi, Na Young Kang
  • Publication number: 20140338425
    Abstract: Process of reducing water, CO2 and N2O in feed air, which: a first adsorbent such as alumina (25-40% volume) and a second adsorbent such as X zeolite (60-75% volume) are used; the online time of the adsorbent is determined by determining the concentration measured by an analyser for CO2 concentration at a position within the length of the second adsorbent when a maximum level of N2O is simultaneously obtained at the downstream end of the second adsorbent in the feed direction, wherein the online time is the time taken from commencing passing the feed air to the first and second adsorbents to the measurement by the analyser of the determined concentration of CO2; at least the second adsorbent is regenerated by heated regeneration gas at a temperature of 140° C.-220° C.; and the molar ratio of the regenerating gas to feed air supplied during one iteration of the cycle is 0.08-0.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
    Inventor: Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140296607
    Abstract: A process for removing halogen compounds, particularly chlorine compounds, from a process fluid, includes the steps of (i) passing a process fluid containing hydrogen halide over a first sorbent to remove hydrogen halide and generate a hydrogen halide depleted process fluid and then, (ii) passing the hydrogen halide depleted process fluid over a second different sorbent to remove organic halide compounds therefrom. A purification system suitable for removing hydrogen halide and organic halide compounds from process fluids is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Colin Baptist, Claire Cahill, Matthew John Cousins, David Davis, Michelle Taylor Wilson, Christopher John Young
  • Publication number: 20140260975
    Abstract: Vacuum trucks are utilized for collecting liquids and solids capable of fluidization, via a hose or pipe connected to a holding tank in which a vacuum has been induced via an air mover such as a blower. The air stream drawn from the holding tank must be discharged to the atmosphere; environmental laws may require treatment of the exhaust stream prior to discharge. Vacuum trucks used in industrial settings like petroleum refineries and chemical plants may require a large charge of materials to remove pollutants discharged from the vacuum truck holding tank. The embodiments disclosed herein include modularized “control units,” containing adsorbents and/or absorbents to reduce the organic content of the exhaust gas, including VOCs as well as specific organic compounds of concern. These materials must be replaced when they are no longer effective in removing pollutants. Embodiments herein include a system for efficient change out of control units to allow continued operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Charles K. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140260989
    Abstract: Embodiments of multi-stage air filtration systems are disclosed herein. A filtration system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes at least a first filter and a second filter arranged in series in an exhaust stream. The first filter is arranged to hold a first active media in the exhaust stream, the second filter is arranged to hold a second active media in the exhaust stream, and the active media is selected to remove one or more contaminants known to be in the exhaust stream. The system also includes at least one sensor arranged to detect the presence of the one or more contaminants downstream of the first filter and/or the second filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Joseph T. Hillman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, David John Zirbel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140252276
    Abstract: A system and method for processing unconditioned syngas first removes solids and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC), then removes volatile organic compounds (VOC), and then removes at least one sulfur containing compound from the syngas. Additional processing may be performed depending on such factors as the source of syngas being processed, the products, byproducts and intermediate products desired to be formed, captured or recycled and environmental considerations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Chandran, Daniel Michael Leo, Shawn Robert Freitas, Dave G. Newport, Hamilton Sean Michael Whitney, Daniel A. Burciaga
  • Patent number: 8801840
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel treating device lowers the blow-by volume of evaporated fuel emitted to the atmosphere via a casing having an atmospheric port. The casing has in series a first adsorbent chamber housing an adsorbent material, a space chamber not housing an adsorbent material and a second adsorbent chamber housing an adsorbent material. Each of the chambers is positioned beside an adjacent chamber thereof. The first chamber is disposed closest to the atmospheric port among the adsorbent chambers. An end part of the space chamber on a side of the first chamber has a first partition wall having an opening part with a plurality of first openings provided on a top side of the first partition wall. A current plate has one end positioned between the adjacent first openings and a surface and a rear face of the current plate are disposed along the top and bottom direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanori Sugiura, Hideki Teshima, Tsuneyuki Kurata, Naohito Buseki
  • Publication number: 20140216261
    Abstract: A regenerative scrubber system is provided for removing a selected gas from an atmosphere within a closed environment. The scrubber system includes a scrubber module having a first scrubber and a second scrubber, each housing a porous mass of regenerative adsorbent material for adsorbing the selected gas, a first flow diversion device disposed upstream of the scrubber module with respect to the gaseous flow from the closed environment, a second flow diversion device disposed downstream of the scrubber with respect to the gaseous flow from the closed environment, and a single actuator operatively associated with each of the first flow diversion device and the second flow diversion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Malcolm N. Fleming, JR.
  • Patent number: 8771406
    Abstract: A transport tank with high capacity gas scrubbing includes a vertically extending interior wall horizontally dividing the transport tank into a gas scrubbing chamber and a fluid storage chamber. A floor grate is supported within the gas scrubbing chamber at vertically spaced distance from a bottom of the transport tank and defines a gas distribution space between the floor grate and the tank bottom. A gas distribution pipe is disposed within and longitudinally extends the gas distribution space. A gas inlet is fluidically connected to the gas distribution pipe and passes through an exterior wall of the transport tank. A gas scrubbing is material disposed within the gas scrubbing chamber above the floor grate. And a gas outlet is fluidically connected to the gas scrubbing chamber for venting scrubbed gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Ken Elliott, Sonya Elliott
  • Patent number: 8752390
    Abstract: Both power and H2 are produced from a gaseous mixture, comprising H2 and CO2, using first and second pressure swing adsorption (PSA) systems in series. The gaseous mixture is fed at super-atmospheric pressure to the first PSA system, which comprises adsorbent that selectively adsorbs CO2 at said pressure, and CO2 is adsorbed, thereby providing an H2-enriched mixture at super-atmospheric pressure. A fuel stream is formed from a portion of the H2-enriched mixture, which is combusted and the combustion effluent expanded to generate power. Another portion of the H2-enriched mixture is sent to the second PSA system, which comprises adsorbent that selectively adsorbs CO2 at super-atmospheric pressure, and CO2 is adsorbed, thereby providing a high purity H2 product. In preferred embodiments, the division of H2-enriched mixture between forming the fuel stream and being fed to the second PSA system is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew David Wright, Jeffrey Raymond Hufton, Vincent White, Timothy Christopher Golden
  • Patent number: 8747529
    Abstract: A device for drying medium flow (8), in particular an air flow, includes a device housing (2), in which at least first and second drying agents (4, 6) are received. The first and second drying agents have a high moisture absorption capacity in the case of low and high moisture values of the medium flow (8), respectively. The amount of the respective drying agent (4, 6) can be selectively set depending on the actual moisture present in the medium flow (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hydac Filtertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Backes, Achim Pfeiffer, Jan Weber
  • Publication number: 20140083293
    Abstract: Adsorber for adsorbing a fluid, comprising a cylinder with at least two parallel-passage contactors disposed in series in the direction of flow of the fluid to be adsorbed, and characterised in that each contactor comprises an internal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: l' Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour I'Etude et I'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude
    Inventor: Benoit Davidian
  • Patent number: 8657939
    Abstract: An air dryer cartridge for a compressed air treatment system of a vehicle, in particular for a commercial vehicle, has a spring cover and a support element, which together define a volume of the air dryer cartridge in the assembled state of the air dryer cartridge. A desiccant box arranged inside the volume and filled with a desiccant is provided. The spring cover and the carrier element can be coupled via a snap connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Eidenschink, Stefan Schaebel
  • Patent number: 8657922
    Abstract: A method which separates a component which is easily adsorbed by an adsorbent and a component which is not easily adsorbed by the adsorbent, from a feed gas which includes at least two kinds of components, with adsorption columns, wherein the adsorbent is filled in the adsorption columns and has strong adsorbability with respect to at least one kind of component included in the feed gas, and also has weak adsorbability with respect to at least one kind of other components included in the feed gas, and a temperature of the adsorbents which is filled in the column is maintained to be higher than the highest temperature of an ambient temperature around the adsorption columns which is variable throughout the year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Yamawaki, Yoshio Ishihara, Tadanobu Arimura
  • Patent number: 8647418
    Abstract: An exhaust gas dry treatment device comprises an adsorption tower having: a box-shaped tower body; a plurality of reaction chambers have moving beds therein; a plurality of vertical partition plates which sequentially close between the end parts of the plurality of reaction chambers and between the end parts of the reaction chambers and the inner wall of the tower; an exhaust gas supply port allowing the inside of an inlet side wind box space which is formed in the tower body between the front tower wall and the reaction chamber end part to communicate with the inside of an exhaust gas supply duct; and an exhaust gas discharge port allowing the inside of an outlet side wind box space which is formed in the tower body between the rear tower wall and the reaction chamber end part to communicate with the inside of an exhaust gas discharge duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: J-POWER EnTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuninori Furuyama, Masahiro Miya, Ryo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140013957
    Abstract: A filtering device features a carrier medium and activated carbon as adsorbent which is immobilized due to the addition of adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Scope, Mathias Volk, Thomas Pemsel, Ina Unger, Michael Fasold, Dieter Weiss, Karlheinz Muenkel, Andreas Panni
  • Publication number: 20130327215
    Abstract: A first contact reactor, mechanical separator device, one or more second contact reactors, silo, filter, one or more fans each equipped with one or more vibration dampers, an optional wet scrubber and stack are each integrated into a single compact air quality control system (AQCS) compartment. Additionally, a process gas cooling system may be integrated into the compact AQCS compartment. Benefits of the subject compact AQCS compartment includes footprint reduction, operating cost reduction from reduced pressure drop due to reduced ductwork, capital cost reduction from reduced ductwork, noise reduction, weather protection and increased adaptability to meet specific system requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Anders Kenneth Sorhuus, Odd Edgar Bjarno, Per-Erik Amundsen
  • Publication number: 20130319243
    Abstract: A system and method recover water from an ambient airstream. Dehumidification of the airstream is also achieved by removal of the water. A device of the system includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant in each tray. Fans, valves, and manifolds are used to control airflow through the device. A charge cycle circulates air through the device to remove water vapor from the airstream. A subsequent extraction cycle removes water collected in the liquid desiccant by a condenser communicating with the chamber. The airflow within the chamber and/or each tray is altered depending upon the settings of configurable airflow manifolds. An integral heat exchanger adds heat to the chamber during the extraction cycle. A controller is used to integrate and manage all system functions and input variables to achieve a high efficiency of operational energy use for water collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: James Ball, Charles Becze, Michael J. Flynn, Richard Teltz, Gary Fong, Kean Wing Kin Lam
  • Publication number: 20130312612
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an air-purifying device for a vehicle that uses an ozone purifier including activated carbon. This air-purifying device for a vehicle, provided by the present invention, comprises an ozone purifier which includes activated carbon and being disposed on the surface of an on-vehicle component arranged on a portion Where an air flow passage is formed while a vehicle is traveling. The ozone purifier is prepared so that the mean pore size of the activated carbon is preferably 10 nm or less so as to be smaller than the mean particle size of the particulate matter from the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sugimoto, Takashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8568503
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a vent filer that can reduce contaminants diffusing through the vent filter into the inside of a housing, and has high diffusion efficiency and low pressure loss. The vent filter has an adhesive layer 1 having a through-hole 1a at least in one area; a flow path member 2 provided with a flow path 2a in communication with the through-hole 1a; and an air-permeable membrane 3 covering the flow path member 2 and part of the adhesive layer 1, wherein the peripheral portion 3a of the air-permeable membrane 3 is fixed to the adhesive layer 1 and the flow path member 2 is held within a hollow portion formed between the adhesive layer 1 and the air-permeable membrane 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Sasaki, Yusuke Yahara
  • Patent number: 8568512
    Abstract: The method and system for methane separation and purification from a biogas includes collecting a raw Biogas gas stream having methane, carbon dioxide, water, sulfur compounds and non-methane organic compound (NMOC) constituents. The Biogas stream is fed into the intake of a liquid sulfur scrubber or a sulfur adsorber unit where the Biogas is separated into a main gas stream routed downstream in the system and a sulfur compounds stream removed from the system. The main gas stream is then processed by an NMOC absorber and further downstream, by an NMOC adsorber. NMOC produced by both NMOC processes is liquefied, removed from the system and stored. Upstream from the NMOC processes, the main gas stream is processed by at least one CO2, N2, O2 gas separation unit that produces a usable product stream of enriched methane gas, and an off-gas stream, which a VPSAU processes for venting and recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: A.R.C. Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley M. Siegel, Dennis C. Siegel
  • Patent number: 8545604
    Abstract: A modular and compact adsorbent bed structure is disclosed for use in an adsorption-based gas separation plant. The conventional adsorbent bed in a gas separation plant is replaced with a plurality of modular adsorbent bed units connected to make the adsorbent bed structure. The modular design requires lower fabrication and maintenance costs; is easier to transport; and is easier to load with adsorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin Desai, Cem E. Celik, Mark William Ackley, James Smolarek
  • Publication number: 20130239809
    Abstract: Certain aspects and examples are directed to sorbent devices and methods of using them. In certain embodiments, a sorbent device comprising a body comprising a sampling inlet, a sampling outlet and a cavity between the inlet and the outlet, the cavity comprising a serial arrangement of at least four different sorbent materials is described. In some embodiments, the sorbent materials are arranged from a material with a weakest sorbent strength to a material with a strongest sorbent strength with the weakest sorbent strength material adjacent to the sampling inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Lee Marotta, Miles Snow
  • Patent number: 8512453
    Abstract: A fuel tank deaeration and aeration system, including a first main filter device having an inlet and an outlet, wherein the inlet is in fluid communication with a fuel tank; and a second additional filter device having an inlet and an outlet, wherein the inlet is in fluid communication with the outlet of the main filter device, and the additional filter device outlet is in fluid communication with an environment of a vehicle, and wherein a bypass valve controls a bypass, which bypasses the additional filter device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph, Tilmann Wächter
  • Patent number: 8500881
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a carbon dioxide capture power generation system provided with a boiler to combust a fuel in the oxygen atmosphere, a carbon dioxide capture equipment to remove carbon dioxide in the wake flow of the boiler, a piping branching from the wake flow of the boiler to recycle the combustion exhaust gas to the boiler, and a desulfurization equipment to remove sulfur oxides and a sulfuric acid removal equipment to remove a sulfuric acid gas in the upstream of carbon dioxide capture equipment and in the wake flow of the boiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisayuki Orita, Masaaki Mukaide, Nobuyuki Hokari, Tsuyoshi Shibata, Masayuki Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8500877
    Abstract: Systems are provided for gasification operations. The systems may use carbonous gas as part of plant operations. The systems may include a gasifier and a solid fuel feeder. The solid fuel feeder is capable of feeding solid fuel in a carbonous carrier gas to the gasifier during a startup period and also during a steady state period of the gasifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anindra Mazumdar, Sunil Ramabhilakh Mishra, Rupinder Singh Benipal
  • Publication number: 20130160651
    Abstract: In an evaporated fuel treatment apparatus, for reducing blow-by of an evaporated fuel component to the outside, the evaporated fuel treatment apparatus includes at least one adsorption chamber filled with a first adsorbent and a second adsorbent that adsorb and desorb a fuel component of evaporated fuel, and the first adsorbent has a higher pore volume than the second adsorbent with respect to effective pores that effectively adsorb and desorb a low-boiling fuel component, and the first adsorbent has a lower pore volume than the second adsorbent with respect to pores smaller than the effective pores and having higher adsorbability and lower desorbability on butane than the effective pores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 8460435
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing high-concentration ozone gas has a plurality of adsorption/desorption columns and a plurality of valves capable of switching opening/closing of the passage of gas flowing into or out of the adsorption/desorption columns, such that each of the adsorption/desorption columns can performs ozone adsorption processing, evacuation processing or desorption processing. At least two of the adsorption/desorption columns are placed in a serial cycle arrangement to constitute a main adsorption/desorption column group, and one or more of the other adsorption/desorption columns is placed in parallel with the main adsorption/desorption column group to constitute an auxiliary adsorption/desorption column. The auxiliary adsorption/desorption column performs desorption processing during a period in which none of the adsorption/desorption columns of the main adsorption/desorption column group is performing desorption processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignees: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Tabata, Yujiro Okihara, Tetsuya Saitsu, Noriyuki Nakamura, Ryohei Ueda, Koji Ota, Yasuhiro Tanimura
  • 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: 8398747
    Abstract: This invention relates in part to a process for producing high purity acetylene by withdrawing a crude acetylene stream from a storage source, and passing said stream through an adsorbent bed that contains layered adsorption media to selectively remove moisture, solvent and carbon dioxide from the stream, thereby producing the high purity acetylene. The adsorption media is regenerated in-situ. The high purity acetylene product is useful as a source material for depositing carbon and carbon-containing films in semiconductor applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuemei Song, Lloyd Anthony Brown, Thomas Thompson
  • Patent number: 8394174
    Abstract: The present invention provides for various processes for recovering high purity gaseous hydrogen and high purity gaseous carbon dioxide from the gas stream produced using steam hydrocarbon reforming, especially steam methane reforming, utilizing a H2 pressure swing adsorption unit in combination with either a CO2 pressure swing adsorption unit in combination with a membrane separation unit or a CO2 pressure vacuum swing adsorption unit in combination with a membrane separation unit. The present invention further relates to a process for optimizing the recovery of carbon dioxide from waste gas streams produced during the hydrogen purification step of a steam hydrocarbon reforming/water gas shift reactor/H2 pressure swing adsorption unit utilizing either a CO2 pressure swing adsorption unit in combination with a membrane separation unit or a CO2 pressure vacuum swing adsorption unit in combination with a membrane separation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: American Air Liquide, Inc., Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP
    Inventors: Yudong Chen, Glenn Fair
  • Publication number: 20130047664
    Abstract: Methods and systems of collecting carbon dioxide are disclosed. In one example, a method includes removing water from atmospheric air with a condenser and a desiccant material to produce dry air, adsorbing carbon dioxide to a material from the dry air, releasing the adsorbed carbon dioxide to a vacuum chamber, and transitioning the released carbon dioxide from a gas to a solid in the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Anthony M. DiCenzo, Joseph P. Bruschi, James G. Parlett, Douglas Anthony Galasso
  • Publication number: 20130036910
    Abstract: An apparatus for separation of gases from ambient air that has at least one separation column with an inlet at a first end and an outlet at a second end, a buffer column having a single inlet at a first end, a vacuum pump, and a valve system that connects the vacuum pump to the outlet at the first end of the separation column, and that connects the outlet at the second end of separation column to the single inlet at the first end of the buffer column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: VBOX, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Vbox, Incorporated
  • Publication number: 20130004875
    Abstract: A gas-liquid separator including a housing, a first absorbing member, a second absorbing member, and a liquid pump is disclosed. The housing may include an inflow port, a gas outlet port, and a liquid outlet port. The first absorbing member may be disposed contacting the liquid outlet port in an inner space of the housing. The first absorbing member may be configured to absorb liquid in a gas-liquid mixture received from the inlet port. The second absorbing member may be disposed apart from the first absorbing member in the inner space of the housing. The second absorbing member may have a smaller volume than the absorbing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Kurn PARK, Dong-Hyun KIM, Young-Seung NA
  • Patent number: 8343430
    Abstract: A compact two-stage granular moving-bed apparatus comprises a vessel, a flow-corrective element, and a filter material supplying part. The vessel comprises a hollow interior, a gas outlet, a first media outlet and a second media outlet. The flow-corrective element divides the hollow interior into a first channel and a second channel. The filter material supplying part has a first provider for providing a first granular material flowing through the first channel and a second provider for providing a second granular material flowing through the second channel, wherein a vertical level of each first and second provider is adjustable so that a first flow path that an exhaust gas flows through the first granular material and a second flow path that the exhaust gas flow through the second granular material is respectively capable of being controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
    Inventors: Yau-Pin Chyou, Jiri Smid, Shu-San Hsiau, Chia-Wei Chang, Ta-Ching Huang
  • Patent number: 8343263
    Abstract: To a canister assembly to be installed in a vehicle body having a differential device mounted on a rear part thereof without reducing the space above a floor panel while ensuring an adequate adsorption chamber volume. The canister assembly (22) comprises a first adsorption chamber (31) for adsorbing fuel vapor introduced from a fuel tank (8); a second adsorption chamber (32) for adsorbing fuel vapor introduced from the first adsorption chamber; and a chamber communication pipe (46) for communicating the first adsorption chamber with the second adsorption chamber; wherein the first adsorption chamber and second adsorption chamber are provided separately from each other on either side of the differential device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Murayama, Takeaki Nakajima, Shoichi Hokazono
  • Publication number: 20120304865
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel treating device lowers the blow-by volume of evaporated fuel emitted to the atmosphere via a casing having an atmospheric port. The casing has in series a first adsorbent chamber housing an adsorbent material, a space chamber not housing an adsorbent material and a second adsorbent chamber housing an adsorbent material. Each of the chambers is positioned beside an adjacent chamber thereof. The first chamber is disposed closest to the atmospheric port among the adsorbent chambers. An end part of the space chamber on a side of the first chamber has a first partition wall having an opening part with a plurality of first openings provided on a top side of the first partition wall. A current plate has one end positioned between the adjacent first openings and a surface and a rear face of the current plate are disposed along the top and bottom direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanori SUGIURA, Hideki Teshima, Tsuneyuki Kurata, Naohito Buseki