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210236000 Sliding or rolling on guide means 62
210234000 Removable treatment part with normally disabled flow controller 33
210237000 Hoist or handle means 26
210235000 Placement of container opens flow controller 15
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20130043176SPIN-ON FILTER ASSEMBLY AND METHODS - A spin-on filter cartridge includes a housing, a filter element operably oriented in the housing, a baffle plate, and a seal arrangement. The baffle plate is operably oriented over the housing open end and defines a central flow aperture. The baffle plate also defines a continuous groove immediately adjacent to and circumscribing the central flow aperture. The seal arrangement is secured to the baffle plate and spaced from and circumscribing the continuous groove. A filter assembly including the spin-on filter cartridge and a filter head is also disclosed wherein the filter cartridge is removably mountable on the filter head. When the spin-on filter cartridge is oriented on the filter head, a seal member is received within the continuous groove and the seal arrangement forms a seal between and against the baffle plate and the filter head. The seal can be radial or axial or have both axial and radial components.02-21-2013
20120168366FUEL FILTER OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A fuel filter of an internal combustion engine including a filter housing having a lowermost housing base and a topmost removable housing lid. The filter housing has one raw fuel inlet and one pure fuel outlet. A replaceable annular filter insert mounts there in the filter housing, fuel flowing through it from outside towards inside. The filter subdivides an interior space of the filter housing into a raw zone and a pure zone. A supporting body is arranged in the interior of the annular filter insert, a first flow channel and a second flow channel extending therethrough. The first flow channel connects at one end to the pure zone and at the other end to the pure fuel outlet. The second flow channel connects at one end to the raw zone via a vent throttle or a vent valve and at the other end to a reservoir return in the filter housing. The raw fuel inlet is in the housing base and a flow channel leads from the raw fuel inlet to a portion of the raw zone of the interior space of the filter housing which is, during operation, topmost.07-05-2012
20130075319Filter, Filter Element, Fastening Housing Part of a Filter Housing and Telescopic Switching Element of a Switching Device of a Releasable Detent Connection03-28-2013
20110192781HOUSING FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTER CARTRIDGE AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME - Housings for reverse osmosis filter cartridges and methods of making the same. The housings include: (08-11-2011
20100116729FILTER - A filter has a filter housing having an interior. A drainage device is provided that has a collecting cup, a fastening screw for the collecting cup, and a threaded part secured in the filter housing and provided with an inner thread for receiving the fastening screw. The threaded part has an outer surface with at least one drainage passage connecting the interior of the filter housing to the collecting cup. The filter housing has a cup-shaped receptacle for the threaded part and the cup-shaped receptacle has a securing wall that at least partially extends about a circumference of the cup-shaped receptacle. The threaded part is a press-fit bushing pressed into the receptacle. The press-fit bushing has a circumferential wall provided with a circumferential contact surface secured by the securing wall and extending at least partially about a circumference of the press-fit bushing.05-13-2010
20130037475Filtration Device - A filtration device consists of a rotor system (02-14-2013
20130037474FILTER ASSEMBLY - A filter assembly for a water treatment system includes a first end cap and a second end cap that secure about the ends of a filter. A central member extends through a central void in the filter. The filter assembly has corresponding non-adhesive locking mechanisms that interact to secure the filter assembly together. Two gaskets may sandwich the filter and a reflector may be positioned within the central member. An ultraviolet lamp may also be positioned within the central member.02-14-2013
20130037473Fuel Filter Support Structure - A fuel filter support structure, particularly suited for use in conjunction with turbine engines, has a base portion, two spaced apart walls extending outwardly from the base portion, and a catch pan underlying the two walls. Two separate banks of fuel filters can be mounted on the walls, and positioned over the catch pan. The catch pan catches any fuel, etc. which may escape during the process of changing the fuel filters, and funnels same toward a central opening where it can be caught in a container. A fuel catch tank is preferably incorporated into the structure.02-14-2013
20100072123Adjustable height liquid level management tools and systems - A lift mechanism positioned on a tank containing potentially explosive gases, corrosive material and/or poisonous material with the motor of the mechanism on top of the lift and more than five feet away from any vent or opening of the tank and one or more devices inside the tank being moved and positioned by the lift mechanism.03-25-2010
20100140155FILTER ARRANGEMENT AND METHODS - A filter arrangement includes a filter cartridge having a first filter element and a second filter element. The first filter element includes a first tubular section of filter media extending between first and second end caps and defining a first open filter interior. The second filter element includes a second tubular section of filter media operably oriented in the first open filter interior. The second tubular section of filter media extends between third and fourth end caps and defines a second open filter interior. The first end cap defines an inner container and an outer container circumscribing the inner container. The outer container is secured to the first tubular section of filter media. The inner container has an end wall axially spaced from the outer container. The third end cap has a media end secured to the second tubular section of filter media and a tubular wall axially extending from the media end. The tubular wall is circumscribed by the inner container of the first end cap. The filter arrangement further includes a housing for the cartridge, and can be either a spin-on or a bowl-cartridge filter. The filter arrangement is usable in a hydraulic system including a sump; an implement valve; a pump; and a filter head in fluid communication with the sump, implement valve, pump, and filter arrangement.06-10-2010
20120175292PERISTALTIC PUMP ARRANGEMENT AND PUMP ROLLERS - A peristaltic pump for use with tubing. The pump includes a raceway and a rotatably mounted rotor that form a passageway therebetween for the tubing. A plurality of roller assemblies is pivotably and eccentrically mounted to the rotor. Each roller assembly has a length, and includes a roller having an outer surface disposed to selectively roll along said tubing when received in the passageway. At least one compliance mechanism is coupled to and contained substantially within the length of each roller assembly. The compliance mechanism has first and second ends coupled to the rotor and the roller assembly, respectively. The compliance mechanism is adapted and disposed to bias the associated roller assembly outward relative to the rotor, such that a force applied to the roller assembly pivoting the roller assembly inward against the force of the compliance mechanism.07-12-2012
20120175291FLOW-THROUGH FITTING AND FILTER ASSEMBLY - A flow-through fitting and filter assembly is provided including a fitting body with a cavity, and a filter coupled to fitting body and positioned within the cavity. The filter includes a filter support and a filter element mounted on the filter support. A first end portion of the filter support is of a generally cylindrical cup shape including an outer annular wall in close sliding relationship the inner wall forming a fitting cavity to provide a guiding function while passages in the first end portion provide relief of fluid from the end of the cavity. A second end portion of the filter support includes an outer annular surface having an outer annular diameter greater than the inner annular diameter of the inner annular surface of the fitting body to create an interference fit and a fluid seal.07-12-2012
20130032522MONO REMOTE FILTER PLATFORM SYSTEM. RELATES TO AN APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MOUNTING A REMOTE FILTER BASE AND FILTER TO AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE. SYSTEM PROVIDES FOR REMOTE MOUNTING METHOD AND DEVICE THAT FASTENS TO ENGINE BLOCK. SYSTEM INCLUDES A METHOD FOR SUPPORT OF THE REMOTE FILTER BASE AND FILTER UTILIZING A SINGLE ARM STRUT AND PLATFORM PLATE. - An improved remote mounting system for attachment of oil filter bases to an engine. The system is constructed as structural support for a single metal beam holding a platform for common oil filter bases and their filters to attach. In addition the system provides the mounting device with the purpose to remote mount oil filter mounting bases and their filters in locations previously not usable or accessible.02-07-2013
20130032521Filter Endcap With Integral Seal, Filter Assembly and Methods for Manufacturing the Same - A sub-assembly (02-07-2013
20100044294Micro dialyzer - A spherical dialysis chamber with a heavier cap (the density of cap material is higher than that of the dialyzer) or the distribution of weight is such that it is higher weight distribution is towards the cap, so that it tilts always towards the bottom of the container containing the dialysis buffer.02-25-2010
20100044293SEALING FOR LIQUID FILTER - The present disclosure pertains to a fluid filter having a mounting member such as a nut plate which may take the form of a nut plate assembly carrying a seal member. An annular bead is formed into the canister and engages the seal member. The seal member is disposed between the nut plate and the canister.02-25-2010
20100044292WATER PURIFICATION MODULE - A water purification module comprises a housing having a space longitudinally defined in the housing and extending to a top of the housing to define an opening. A purified water outlet path, a waste water outlet path and an intake path are respectively laterally defined in a lower end of the housing and respectively communicate with the space. A filter set is longitudinally received in the space form the opening. The filter set includes a hollow prior filter longitudinally received in the space, a hollow filter housing longitudinally received in the prior filter, and a hollow posterior filter longitudinally received in the filter housing. A cap is partially and complementally received in the opening for closing the housing.02-25-2010
20100108590FLUID FILTER WITH AN ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE ON AN ENDPLATE OF THE FILTERING ELEMENT - A fluid filter includes a filter element having a filtering media disposed between two endplates. One endplate includes an open flow passage that allows a working fluid to flow into or out of the media during operation. The other endplate includes a connection structure. A cover houses the filter element, and has an opening that is an inlet or outlet in fluid communication with the opening of the one endplate. The cover includes another fill opening proximate the other endplate. A cap is connected to the connection structure of the other endplate to close the opening of the cover. The cover is retained between the cap and other endplate. Generally, the attachment configuration between the cap and the other endplate of the filter element helps ensure that the filter element with the correct micron rating is installed in a filtration system.05-06-2010
20100108589Single-Piece Tapped Plate and Retainer for Fluid Filters - The present invention relates generally to a fluid filter assemblies. In particular, the present invention is directed to fluid filter assemblies comprising a single-piece tapped plate and retainer.05-06-2010
20130081989LIQUID FILTRATION SYSTEMS, COMPONENTS, AND METHODS - Filter caps, filter assemblies, and filtration systems and methods.04-04-2013
20130081990Filter for Filtering Fluids, Filter Cup and Filter Head - A filter has a filter cup, a filter element arranged in the filter cup, and a filter head. Filter cup and filter head are connected by a releasable bayonet-type connection with interacting locking parts connected to filter cup and filter head. A locking nose on the first locking part and a recess on the second locking part interact. The recess has an insertion/removal region for joining and separating locking nose and recess and also a locking region for hooking the locking nose. A spring between filter cup and filter head generates pretension on the locking nose in the recess. The recess has a locking shoulder with a shoulder tip between locking region and insertion/removal region. The locking nose has a locking tip. When locking tip and shoulder tip contact each other, the locking nose is forced by the spring into the locking region or into the insertion/removal region.04-04-2013
20120181225Medical Fluid Cassettes and Related Systems - The invention relates to an apparatus for the treatment of a medical liquid comprising a liquid treatment machine and a cassette insertable therein substantially made of a rigid base body of the cassette with fitted chambers and passages and a foil covering them.07-19-2012
20120181224FILTER ELEMENT WAVE GLAND SEAL - A filter module includes a filter element with a ring of media and an end cap at one end of the ring. The end cap includes an annular body with a sealing member located around a surface of the body circumscribing a central opening, wherein the sealing member has a repeating, undulating, non-planar geometry. The axial, distal end of the annular body also has an repeating, undulating non-planar geometry, matching the geometry of the sealing member, and can have one or more tabs projecting axially outward from the distal end, positioned at a point of maximum amplitude of the distal end, and which are received in cooperating slots formed in a socket of a diaphragm, to facilitate positioning and installing the element into the module. The socket includes an outer wall having a matching non-planar geometry which receives and seals against the sealing member on the end cap.07-19-2012
20130087490Installation For Treating A Biological Liquid - Installation for treating a biological liquid, including a circulation pump (04-11-2013
20130087489DISPOSABLE FILTERING UNIT - A disposable filtering unit includes a tube having a first connection portion and an outlet respectively located on two ends thereof, and the first connection portion is connected to a faucet body. The tube has a first path unit and a second path unit which has a filtering unit. A valve unit is located on a side of the tube so as to change direction of water flow to guide water to enter from the second path and exits from the outlet via the filtering unit. The tube can be disengaged from the faucet and disposable, and the filtering unit filters water to ensure that the water is clean.04-11-2013
20130087491METHOD FOR PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON A CHROMATOGRAPHY COLUMN - A method for performing maintenance on a chromatography column (04-11-2013
20090107904Self-Cleaning Filter and Filtration System for Lubricants - The disclosed self-cleaning filtration system and self-cleaning filter solves various problems by replacing a standard filter cartridge with an adapter screwed in place of the cartridge, a filter of limited size with a motor for rotating an inlet cover plate and an outlet cover plate over a body with a plurality of longitudinal channels inside of a circumferential filtration media where the different parts of the media are used alternately in forward and backward flow. As the cover plates rotate, each longitudinal channel comes in successive fluidic communication with either an entry opening where oil is pushed in the longitudinal channel through the filtration media and into an external cavity where filtered oil is reintroduced in the engine, or the longitudinal channel comes in fluidic communication with a drain opening where the flow through the filtration media is reversed and oil from the external cavity is pushed back into the longitudinal channel to transport stored debris into a decanter for storage, elimination, decantation and reuse. In another embodiment, instead of entry and drain openings, the oil is placed directly in contact with each longitudinal channel with the exception of the channel in fluidic communication with the drain opening. The self-filtration system includes a self-cleaning filter used in tandem with an adapter, a decanter, and a series of hoses.04-30-2009
20090301956Modular debris rack - A modular debris rack device for preventing foreign or other materials from entering into fluid, water intake, inlet, or outlet equipment and facilities, flow control systems, hydraulic structures, waterways and marine structures and facilities and/or intermediately retaining foreign or other materials at or within such structures and waterways being comprised of one or plurality of linear or curved upper, lower, opposing, radial, conical, and/or side to side rack frames, and/or optionally installed intermediate rack frames with solid or tubular round, square, rectangle, angled, or other shape removable rigid rack bars, and/or removable flexible rack cables, cords, chain, rope, or other type flexible longitudinal structures that may be collectively referred hereinafter as “rods”, or “rack retention elements” to fit the desired rack orientation and spacing installation requirements. The modular debris rack permits installation and removal the modular debris rack, rack frames, and removal and reinstallation of rack frame bar components without tools, and simple removal or replacement of individual rack frame components either without tools or with a minimal amount of tools. The modular debris rack frame can be made from any materials such as steel, aluminum, fiberglass, plastics, rubber, or any combination thereof, and other elements to any required size or shape installed either individually or by grouping and can be installed at any angle or orientation.12-10-2009
20120217196Exchangeable Filter Element, Filter Part Fixed with Respect to System, and Filter System - The invention describes an exchangeable filter element (08-30-2012
20110005989FILTRATION SYSTEMS AND FITTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR FILTRATION SYSTEMS - Filtration systems may comprise a manifold having a fitting and a filter having a fitting. One of the manifold fitting and the filter fitting may comprise a nozzle including a tip portion having a contact surface. The other of the manifold fitting and the filter fitting may comprise a receptacle which receives the nozzle and has a contact surface. The filter may be removably mountable to the manifold with the filter fitting detachably engaging the manifold fitting and the contact surface at the tip portion of the nozzle abutting and sealing against the contact surface of the receptacle to prevent leakage at the end of the nozzle.01-13-2011
20090095670MEMBRANE ELEMENT SEALING MATERIAL HOLDING MEMBER AND MEMBRANE ELEMENT - A membrane element sealing material holding member that even when the dimension of outer diameter of center tube varies, enables holding of the center tube in the center and further enables easy insertion of the center tube; and a membrane element utilizing the same. The membrane element sealing material holding member comprises central opening (04-16-2009
20090095669Filter with inverted threads - A replaceable cartridge for use with a filter housing having a substantially closed dome end and a head end. The cartridge comprises a filter media connected to and extending between a head end endplate and a dome end endplate. The dome end endplate includes means for mating with the filter housing. The filter housing comprises a canister extending between a substantially open head end and a substantially closed dome end. The canister has an interior surface that includes corresponding means for engaging the filter cartridge. The means for engaging the cartridge is positioned substantially adjacent the dome end.04-16-2009
20100032360Fuel Filter of a Motor Vehicle - A fuel filter of a motor vehicle is designed to be mounted in a traveling direction of the motor vehicle and has a filter housing with a housing base body. The housing base body has a front side facing in the traveling direction. The front side of the housing base body has an external, integrally formed rib structure configured and adapted as impact protection.02-11-2010
20090057219Replaceable filter elements including unique interfaces and filtration systems including same - One embodiment is a replaceable filter element including a filter media having a first end, a second end and an interior cavity, and an endplate coupled to the first end of the filter media, the endplate including a projection extending from the endplate, the projection including a first portion, a flange and a second portion, the first portion extending from the endplate to the flange, the second portion extending from the flange. Further embodiments, forms, objects, features, advantages, aspects, and benefits shall become apparent from the following description and drawings.03-05-2009
20130062269BENDABLE STRAIN RELIEF FLUID FILTER LINER, METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method of forming a bendable slotted liner with multiple circumferentially overlapping non-axial keystone slots comprising: transversely profiling a rod to form a profiled rod, having bending members outwardly profiled wider than intermediate and inward widths, interspersed with bases profiled to bondably mate with axially adjacent bases on a neighboring winding; forming the profiled rod into alternating port and starboard bending members and base pairs, by one of, bonding transverse spacers to the rod, transversely corrugating the rod, and forming the rod with one of transverse outdents and indents; winding the profiled rod to the outer diameter; and bonding axially paired bases together; wherein configuring the non-axial slot circumferential length greater than the circumferential base length on adjacent rod windings, forming non-axial keystone slots between bending members providing axial strain relief, with outer slot widths within a prescribed slot range and axial strain relief capacity greater than 0.1%.03-14-2013
20120223002MODULAR FILTER CAPSULE APPARATUS - Disclosed is a capsule apparatus having a filter housing defining a filter chamber with a top cap having a plurality of ports extending substantially laterally from a top end of the top cap to reduce the overall dimensions of the apparatus. The lateral and substantially uniform orientation of the ports facilitates connection to panel mount assemblies and improves filter maintenance processes. A transfer tube extending the length of the capsule allows the introduction of heated fluids from a top mounted inlet port to a bottom of the capsule chamber to allow or a substantially uniform heat gradient in the capsule filter chamber. An alternative shield secured in the housing defines a first chamber in fluid communication with an inlet and a second chamber wherein the two chambers are in fluid communication via an opening defined by a lower end of the shield and a bottom of the filter chamber.09-06-2012
20120223001FILTER AND CENTER TUBE WITH HELICAL FIN - An apparatus and method for filtering a liquid utilize a filter apparatus including a center tube or flow balancing element including a helical fin. The helical fin radially contacts and supports the inner periphery of a filter media. The helical fin may be formed on a venturi center tube, or on a center tube flow balancing element for dividing the total flow of fluid through the filter apparatus into a bypass filter portion and a full-flow filter portion. The helical fin may alternately be formed on a standpipe center tube, defining a helical flow path between the inner periphery of a filter media and openings in the wall of the center tube.09-06-2012
20110011783FILTER SCREEN AND INTEGRATED VALVE WITH A FILTER SCREEN - A filter screen for an integrated valve is disclosed, which is inserted into an integral bore of a housing. The filter screen has a retention protrusion, which upon insertion can be put from an assembly position into a retention position.01-20-2011
20110011782Sealed Filter Element - A filter element has filter media supported by a filter frame having differential channel depth receiving initially flowable sealing material. The filter frame has a widened mouth for receiving and funneling sealing material. A filter frame is provided with leading and trailing edge construction ensuring proper installation orientation. A filter frame is provided with removal assist construction for service personnel.01-20-2011
20130161250STATIC SEAL WITH INTEGRATED SCREEN OR FILTER ELEMENT - A static seal and method with integrated screen or filter element comprises at least one supporting layer 06-27-2013
20090236276Modular Drinking Water Filtration System with Adapter Rings for Replaceable Cartridges to Assure Proper Fit - A modular filter system using replaceable filter cartridges includes matching adaptor rings in the filter head and on the filter cartridge placed at selected circumferential positions to ensure proper cartridge fit and to provide a proprietary cartridge construction for selected users. The adaptor rings operate only to control cartridge to filter head fit and are not used to drive the rotary valve spindle.09-24-2009
20130068683FILTER UNIT - A filter unit includes a substantially cylindrical body portion having a proximal end and a distal end. An engagement protrusion extends from the proximal end of the body portion. A laterally extending key member is disposed on the body portion. At least one engagement surface traverses at least part of the body portion. The at least one engagement surface includes a first segment that extends substantially parallel with the longitudinal extent of the body portion. A second segment extends at an angle relative to the longitudinal extent of the body portion. A third segment extends at a different angle than the second segment.03-21-2013
20130068684FILTER UNIT - A filter unit includes a body portion having a proximal end and a distal end. An engagement protrusion extends from the proximal end. The engagement protrusion includes a first portion that has a first radius of curvature and a second portion opposing the first portion that has a second radius of curvature that is larger than the first radius of curvature. A protruding retention surface is disposed on and extends radially outward from the body portion. The protruding retention surface is adapted to secure the filter unit in a filter head assembly.03-21-2013
20130068681WATER FILTER UNIT - A filter unit includes a body portion having a proximal end and a distal end. First and second engagement surfaces traverse at least part of the body portion. The first and second engagement surfaces include a first segment that extends substantially parallel with the longitudinal extent of the body portion. A second segment extends at an angle relative to the longitudinal extent of the body portion. A third segment extends at a different angle than the second segment. A laterally extending key member is disposed on the body portion between the first engagement surface and the second engagement surface. An engagement protrusion extends from the proximal end. The engagement protrusion has a first portion that includes a first radius of curvature and a second portion opposing the first portion that includes a second radius of curvature that is larger than the first radius of curvature.03-21-2013
20130068682WATER FILTER SYSTEM - A water filter system includes a removable filter unit having a body portion including a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is adapted to be inserted into a filter head assembly. A laterally extending key member is disposed on the body portion and adapted to engage a key slot in the filter head assembly. An engagement protrusion extends from the proximal end. The engagement protrusion includes a first portion that has a first radius of curvature and a second portion opposing the first portion that includes a second radius of curvature that is larger than the first radius of curvature.03-21-2013
20120111785VERTICAL DESALINATION ELEMENT - A vertical desalination element comprising a vertical pressure vessel (PV), membrane elements, and a loading mechanism for loading the membrane elements into the vertical PV. The vertical arrangement of the membrane elements and the vertical PV enhances air bubble percolation, increases construction efficiency and allow handling heavy membrane elements. The membrane elements may be loaded singly or groupwise, from either the upper or the lower end of the vertical PV. The loading mechanism may comprise various appliances and devices for supporting and securing the membrane elements, and may apply various ways of loading and releasing the membrane elements.05-10-2012
20120111783Permeate tube and related methods - A novel positive traction permeate tube and fittings therefore are described for use in spirally wound membrane filtration elements for filtration and separation applications. Membrane filtration elements incorporate the novel permeate tube. Methods of making the novel positive traction permeate tube are also disclosed as are the preferred sanitary stainless steel materials used for the sanitary tube and fittings. The novel permeate tube involves a sanitary tubing having two open ends, each with an end fitting. The end fittings engage a positive traction drive for high tension spiral winding of a membrane element spirally around the novel permeate tube. Membrane filtration elements made with the novel permeate tube are less subject to slippage and breakage during manufacture and can withstand higher pressure drops and flow rates during use without failure of the spiral wound membrane element. The positive traction permeate tube facilitates membrane replacements.05-10-2012
20120234743FILTER DEVICE - A filter device may include a ring filter element arranged in a filter housing in an upright manner. The ring filter element may have an upper end disc and a lower end disc. A dirt pot may have a water separator arranged therein and be provided on the lower end disc. The dirt pot may also have a protruding pin. A channel may be configured to receive the pin and be provided on at least one of a filter housing pot and a functional element. The filter device may be operational when the pin engages into the channel.09-20-2012
20110017649Two stage filter cartridge - A fuel filter cartridge includes an upper enclosure and a lower enclosure. The upper enclosure includes an upper section having a cavity for receiving a fuel flow, and a lower section joined to the upper section. A primary filter element is disposed within the lower section. The primary filter element and the lower section define a primary inlet plenum in fluid communication with the upper section cavity and a primary outlet plenum. A secondary filter element is disposed within the lower enclosure. The secondary filter element and the lower enclosure define a secondary inlet plenum in fluid communication with the primary outlet plenum and a secondary outlet plenum for discharging the fuel flow from the filter cartridge. The lower enclosure defines first and second passages in fluid communications with the primary and secondary inlet plenums, respectively, and includes a drain-cock movable between open and closed positions to open or close the first and second passages.01-27-2011
20120006736Device For A Biological Liquid Treatment Installation - The invention concerns a device comprising: 01-12-2012
20110210058SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SELF-ADJUSTING SCREEN CLAMP - A system and method allow for the installation and removal of curved screen elements from a shaker table. Pneumatic cylinders are used to move hold down bars either up to allow for screen elements to be installed or removed from the screen bed section assembly, or down to clamp screen elements into the screen bed section assembly of a shaker so that the screen elements will not move during shaker operations. Each curved screen element may have a different radius. Self-adjusting hold down bars compensate for adjacent screen elements having edges that are parallel but at different elevations. The self-adjusting hold down bars also compensate for adjacent screen elements having edges that are not parallel.09-01-2011
20110036763FILLER AND FILTER UNIT FOR A TANK, IN PARTICULAR FOR THE FUEL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE FITTED WITH A DIESEL ENGINE - The unit comprises a tubular filler, provided with an internal thread) suitable for coupling with a corresponding external thread of the mouthpiece of the tank, and with, internally, a plurality of essentially coplanar anchoring prominences which, in the fitted condition, rest on part of the top edge of the mouthpiece of the tank to which they are constrained by fixing elements in such a way as to prevent the unscrewing of the filler. The anchoring prominences have respective retention elements protruding radially towards the centreline of the filler and capable of being opened out elastically towards the outside. The unit also comprises a filter with, at the top, an annular flange protruding radially towards the outside. It is possible to introduce this filter through the filler prefitted on the tank until the said flange interferes with the retention elements of the prominences of the filler and, after passing beyond the said retention elements, is held between them and the top edge of the mouthpiece of the tank.02-17-2011
20090145831Pore Diffusion Type Flat Membrane Separating Apparatus, Flat Membrane Concentrating Apparatus, Regenerated Cellulose Porous Membrane for Pore Diffusion, and Method of Non-Destructive Inspection of Flat Membrane - A pore diffusion type flat membrane separation apparatus X including a plurality of flat membranes 06-11-2009
20130161249IN-TANK FILTER FOR FUEL PUMP MODULE - Provided is an in-tank filter for a fuel pump module. The in-tank filter for a fuel pump module includes: a filter media filtering foreign materials; a container having the filter media received therein and having a hose connector to which a hose for supplying fuel passing through the filter media is connected; and a retainer having the container rotatably coupled thereto to allow a direction toward which the hose connector is directed or a position of the hose connector to be adjustable and allowing the container to be installed in a reservoir body assembly. With the in-tank filter for a fuel pump module, a routing operation of connecting the hose for supplying fuel to the hose connector may be easily and rapidly performed. In addition, since each of the molds meeting a specification of the fuel pump module needs not to be provided, economical efficiency is excellent.06-27-2013
20110297605Cyclone - A cyclone assembly has a modular body formed from a plurality of releasably coupled body portions. A chamber is defined by and extends between the ends of the modular body. A vortex finder is releasably coupled to a first end of the modular body, and an apex is releasably coupled to the second (opposite) end of the body. The vortex finder, apex and individual body portions may be individually repaired or replaced, as needed.12-08-2011
20120000841CANISTER FILTER SYSTEM WITH DRAIN THAT COOPERATES WITH FILTER ELEMENT - A filter assembly with a replaceable filter element and a reusable filter housing, which incorporates a locking mechanism to ensure that the filter system will not be operated without a filter element installed.01-05-2012
20110084013AXIAL LABYRINTH SEAL FOR FILTRATION SYSTEMS - An axial face seal is described that may be employed to seal a spiral membrane element of a filtration system. A seal can be formed using a first seal plate for capping the spiral membrane element to engage a corresponding face of a second seal plate of an adjacent spiral membrane element. The faces of the first and second seal plates have complementary profiles that yield an intermeshed contact of the seal plates when the spiral membrane element is coupled to the adjacent spiral membrane element. The intermeshed contact creates a tortuous flow path from inside the spiral membrane element to the outside of the spiral membrane element, thereby sealing the spiral membrane element at the point of coupling with the adjacent spiral membrane element. Adjacent spiral membrane elements can be coupled using a latching mechanism that is engaged before the spiral membrane elements are inserted into the cylindrical housing.04-14-2011
20110284449SAFETY INSERT FOR EXTRA-CORPOREAL CIRCUITS - The present invention relates to a transducer protector 11-24-2011
20090184042FILTER DEVICE - A filter device removably retainable within a bottle for filtering fluid passing out of the bottle. The filter device is arranged to be insertable into any bottle. The filter device includes an insert component and a filter cartridge component. The insert includes an inlet and an outlet. It enables removable insertion into the bottle mouth with an interface sufficient to ensure that fluid cannot easily leak out around the sides of the device when in use. The filter cartridge is arranged to retain one or more filter media therein. It includes a fluid entry configured to direct fluid from within the bottle to come into contact with the filter media prior to its passage to the outlet. The filter device may be formed as a unitary structure or as a multi-component structure.07-23-2009
20090314703System and Method for Demonstrating Water Filtration and Purification Techniques - The present invention is a portable water filtration/purification system that may be used for educational purposes. It includes a plurality of stackable filtration/purification housings, each of which accommodates a different type of water filtration/purification subsystem. A pressurization cap connectable to each housing provides for pressurizing one, several or all housings stacked in a particular combination or sub-combination. The housings may be color-coded for easy identification of each the type of filter within a particular housing. The water filters or purifiers in the various housing may include, but are not limited to, a sediment filter, a carbon filter, a reverse osmosis filter, a forward osmosis filter, a chemical purifier (or purification sub-system), and/or an ultraviolet light water purifier (or purification sub-system).12-24-2009
20110297604FLUID INTERCONNECT - A fluid interconnect for a fluid handling device is disclosed. The fluid interconnect comprises a connector having a first axis. A sealing member is disposed on the connector. At least one camming member is also disposed on the connector. The at least one camming member is disposed inboard of the sealing member.12-08-2011
20120097593CONNECTING ELEMENT FOR MULTILAYER MEDIA, FILTER ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING LAMINAR MEDIA - A connecting element (04-26-2012
20120097592FLUID TREATMENT FILTER CARDRIDGE WITH HIGH-PRESSURE RESISTANT WOVEN COVER - A fluid treatment filtering cartridge having a permeable filtering element and a permeable high-pressure resistant woven tubular fabric external cover formed by a radial weaving loom process that does not use adhesives, thermal bonding or ultrasonic welding techniques is disclosed. The external high-pressure resistant woven cover is secured to end caps of the filter cartridge by adhesives, thermal bonding or ultrasonic welding and surrounds the filter media to form the exterior surface of the filter cartridge and provide both circumferential and longitudinal strength to the filter cartridge in order for it to withstand internal pressures exceeding 250 psi.04-26-2012
20100032361Hydraulic Filter with One-Piece Input End Cap - A hydraulic filter includes a canister extending along the longitudinal axis. A closed end cap is at one end of the canister for closing one end thereof. A removable filter element is contained within the canister and a modular one-piece input end cap is at an end of the canister. The one-piece input end cap includes a hydraulic input chamber and a hydraulic output chamber which can be positioned in any one of three mutually perpendicular directions. The one-piece input end cap also allows for sensors to be positioned in any one of three mutually perpendicular directions. In addition, the one-piece input end cap can be utilized in base-ported or top-ported configurations while also allowing for side-to-side or side-to-end configurations.02-11-2010
20090152187FILTER CHIP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - There are provided a filter chip in which a filter is mounted on a microfluidic device as a hybrid form, and a method of manufacturing the filter chip. The method includes: forming a bottom structure where a groove for stably mounting a filter is formed; mounting the filter on the groove; forming a top structure forming a fluid inlet for injecting a fluid into the filter; and covering the top structure on a top area of the groove to attach to the bottom structure, wherein the groove and the filter have a shape becoming narrow from the fluid inlet to a fluid outlet in such a way that the fluid receives a rapid change of a capillary force while passing through the filter. Accordingly, blood plasma is capable of being separated at a higher speed by increasing the capillary force of the fluid outlet, thereby obtaining the blood plasma as large amount as possible.06-18-2009
20120228206EASY-FIT FILTER DEVICE FOR A WATER PURIFIER - An easy-fit filter device for a water purifier including a filter unit having a flange having an inlet, an outlet, opposite engaging protrusions, and opposite engaging recesses, a connecting member fitted into the flange so as to be connected with the inlet and the outlet and having inner communicating passages so as to be connected with respective connecting holes, a cap member fitted around the flange to cover the connecting member and having on an outer circumference connecting ports communicating with the respective connecting holes, the cap member having opposite engaging holes corresponding to the engaging protrusions and opposite engaging grooves corresponding to the engaging recesses, and a fixing member engaging on an inner end with the engaging recess through the engaging groove.09-13-2012
20090120865DISPOSABLE MULTI-LAYERED FILTRATION DEVICE FOR THE SEPARATION OF BLOOD PLASMA - Provided is a disposable multi-layered filtration device for the separation of blood plasma which can be applied to a biochip and appropriate for disposal uses. The filtration device for the separation of blood plasma includes: an upper substrate including a blood inlet; an intermediate substrate including a filtering unit for extracting blood plasma from blood flowing through the blood inlet; and a lower substrate including an air outlet, wherein the upper substrate, the intermediate substrate, and the lower substrate are stacked and adhered.05-14-2009
20100122951PURIFICATION DEVICE FOR WATER - A purification device for water is provided, which operates according to the principle of reverse osmosis and has a plurality of pipes essentially traveling in parallel, wherein first self-supporting common parts are provided, which have a plurality of recesses for force-fitting accommodation of the pipes and the common parts can be stacked one on top of the other. Through the formation of common parts, it is possible to erect large water treatment plants made from modules in a simple, cost-advantageous manner.05-20-2010
20100084329Screen clamp - This invention relates to a method for easy installation and removal of a screen assembly for vibratory machinery and more particularly to shake table screening. The screen assembly comprises a screen frame, a screen cloth and a screen bed, whereby no clamping components are visible on top of the screen. Each assembly section can be controlled independently and clamping force is controlled by a pneumatic regulator located near an air line connection on the side of a shaker.04-08-2010
20110259808FILTER WITH END CAP FEATURES - A filter element is removably supported within a housing comprising a filter head and a collection bowl. The element is removed from the lower end of the housing when the collection bowl is removed. The element includes an annular side wall which supports the element on radial ribs within the collection bowl; and a series of projections or posts which engage ribs on the bowl and cause the element to rotate in conjunction with the bowl when the collection bowl is screwed off of the head. The rotation of the element breaks the seal stiction between an upper seal on the element and the filter head, such that the element remains with the bowl. Openings around the sidewall facilitate fluid flow around the lower end cap. The element is supported by the collection bowl as the bowl is removed, and easily removed from the bowl and replaced.10-27-2011
20110198274FILTER FOR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS - A filter for fuels and lubricants for use in engines, such as internal combustion engines, includes a vessel having an inlet and an outlet for fuels, lubricants and other fluids, which contains a multiplicity of layers of a thin, non-woven fabric. The non-woven fabric includes in a first part made of permanently elastic fibers and, in a second part, flexible, soft strips, which are at least twice as wide as the permanently elastic fibers and with the average distance between the fibers and the strips being a multiplicity of the width of the flexible, soft strips.08-18-2011
20090114584KEYED SYSTEM FOR CONNECTION OF FILTER CARTRIDGE TO FILTER HOLDER - Embodiments of a key system for filters and their connecting heads, brackets, or other holders are shown. The filter cartridge and its holder each have a keyed surface, one being a protruding “key” and one being a recessed “lock”. Cooperation of these keyed surfaces is required in order for the filter cartridge to be installed in the holder, so that mis-matched cartridges cannot be installed into the holder, for example, to prevent a particular type of cartridge from being placed in a filtration or other process where it would be inappropriate, or undesired. The keyed surfaces are selectively locate-able preferably at different circumferential locations on a perimeter of the filter and a corresponding location on a perimeter of the head/holder. The perimeter may be, for example, on an outer shoulder surface of a filter and an inner surface of a valve head, or on outer and inner surfaces of connectors that provide a liquid seal between the filter and the head/holder.05-07-2009
20120292243FILTER ARRANGMENTS AND FILTER APPARATUSES WHICH INCLUDE FILTER ARRANGEMENTS - A filter apparatus includes a housing assembly and a filter arrangement mounted in the housing assembly. The filter arrangement includes a reusable core assembly, a first filter assembly removably mounted around the exterior of the reusable core assembly, and a bypass assembly removably mounted to the reusable core assembly at least partially in the interior of the core assembly. The bypass assembly includes a bypass valve mechanically connected to a second filter assembly.11-22-2012
20080308481DRAIN VALVE FOR FILTER SERVICE AND METHOD - A fluid filter is described, where a drain valve is configured to move back and forth into open and closed positions. The drain valve and a filter cartridge are in a structural arrangement such that the drain valve is put in an open position before the filter and/or a filter element therein can be serviced or replaced.12-18-2008
20130118966FIXING MEMBER AND MEMBRANE MODULE UNIT - A first fixing member which fixes to a membrane module unit a tubular member with a protrusion formed at a tip end or near the tip end for connecting a membrane module of the membrane module unit and a water collecting header to form a filtrate flow path from the membrane module to the water collecting header, the first fixing member includes: a fixing member main body which includes an engaging surface formed at a position at which the fixing member main body engages with the protrusion formed in the tubular member; and a second fixing member which fixes the fixing member main body to the membrane module unit.05-16-2013
20130118967FLUID FILTER - A fluid filter such as an oil filter for a vehicle is provided. The fluid filter includes a body. A plate is coupled to one end of the body, the plate having a first surface and a threaded portion having a thread pitch. A seal is disposed adjacent the plate, the plate having a second surface opposite the plate. A stop member is disposed adjacent the plate, the stop member having a third surface offset from the second surface.05-16-2013
20100270225RETAINING MEANS FOR RETAINING AN EXTERNAL FUNCTIONAL MEANS ON A TREATMENT APPARATUS, EXTERNAL FUNCTIONAL MEANS, AND TREATMENT APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a retaining device for retaining at least one external functional apparatus comprising at least two tube ports on a treatment apparatus, wherein the retaining device comprises at least two stops which restrict a rotational movement of the external functional apparatus inside the retaining device. It further relates to an external functional apparatus as well as a treatment apparatus.10-28-2010
20110005988KEYED FILTER ASSEMBLY - Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of the representative cartridge includes at least one axial inlet port for directing unfiltered fluid into the body portion and at least one axial outlet port for directing filtered fluid out of the body portion. The representative neck portion also has at least two representative lugs depending radially outwardly therefrom, wherein at least one lug defines a keyed surface formation.01-13-2011
20110005987SUBMERGED MEMBRANE SEPARATOR AND MEMBRANE CARTRIDGE - A submerged membrane separator includes: a plurality of membrane cartridges arranged at predetermined spaces; a flow generating device for generating flows in one direction along the membrane surfaces of the membrane cartridges; and wall members on both sides of a channel of the flow in the one direction formed between the membrane cartridges adjacent to each other. The membrane cartridges can be attached and detached from another direction substantially orthogonal to the flows in the one direction and substantially orthogonal to the arrangement direction of the membrane cartridges.01-13-2011
20100140156Modular Fluid Purification System and Components Thereof - This invention relates to a modular purification system having a disposable sump assembly and an improved flow distribution plate. The system is readily adaptable to a variety of configurations without the need for repiping or replumbing of the installation, and lends itself to the use of multiple purification techniques.06-10-2010
20120067803ARRANGEMENT OF FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR WATER DISPENSING-STORAGE DEVICE - The assembly arrangement comprises a reservoir (03-22-2012
20120067805DIALYSIS SYSTEM METHOD HAVING SUPPLY CONTAINER AUTOCONNECTION - A dialysis system is disclosed including an autoconnection mechanism. The autoconnection mechanism in an embodiment is configured such that (i) a tip protector remover is translated in a first direction towards a plurality of supply line connectors, (ii) the tip protector remover is locked to each of a plurality of supply line tip protectors connected to the plurality of supply line connectors, (iii) the tip protector remover is translated in a second direction away from the plurality of supply line connectors to remove the plurality of supply line tip protectors from the supply line connectors, the tip protector remover is translated in a third direction different from the first and second directions, and (v) solution line connectors are translated towards the supply line connectors to connect each of the solution line connectors to one of the supply line connectors.03-22-2012
20120067804Loose-proof structure of a filter cartridge shell - A loose-proof structure of a filter cartridge shell, includes: a filter cartridge shell body, the filter cartridge shell body has an open end which includes several treads in its inside and an upper end surface, and an upper end cover, which is hermetically and spirally coupled with the filter cartridge shell body. The upper cover has a raised rafter edge. The raised rafter edge and the open end are equipped with a loose-proof fixed ring. a periphery surface of the raised rafter edge has loose-proof locking teeth, an inside surface of the loose-proof fixed ring has loose-proof tooth spaces matching with the loose-proof locking teeth. An external end surface of the open end has loose-proof scabs, the loose-proof fixed ring has loose-proof grooves on its bottom matching with the loose-proof scabs.03-22-2012
20090200221LIQUID FILTER ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD - A filter element includes a tubular extension of pleated media, a first end cap, a second end cap, a porous-inner filter support oriented to line the pleated filter media, a latch arrangement, and a seal member. The inner filter support has an end wall adjacent to the first end cap, with the end wall defining an opening. The latch arrangement projects from the end wall of the filter support. The seal member is secured to the second end cap and circumscribes the second end cap aperture.08-13-2009
20090101563Filter Container, Assembly and Method for Manufacturing the Same - A filter assembly is disclosed. The filter assembly includes a filter including a filter media, and an end cap; a filter container including an open end, and a wall portion defining a cavity that is adapted to receive the filter, wherein the wall portion includes an inner surface defining the cavity; and a close-out member removably secured to the filter container proximate the open end, wherein the close-out member includes a circumferential wall, an end wall, an inner surface, and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface of the close-out member includes one or more filter-retaining elements that engages the end cap, wherein the one or more filter retaining elements are located proximate one or more of the circumferential wall and the end wall, wherein the one or more filter retaining elements include a radial portion extending radially inwardly from an inner circumferential surface of the circumferential wall, and an axial portion extending axially away from an inner end wall surface of the end wall.04-23-2009
20090101562FILTER FOR A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT ASSEMBLY - A liquid filter capable of filtering liquid, such as water, that is supplied to a medical instrument assembly. The liquid filter is adapted for connection to the medical instrument assembly, a liquid source, and/or liquid supply tubing. A gas filter capable of filtering gas supplied to a medical instrument assembly, the gas filter being adapted for connection to the medical instrument assembly, a gas source, and/or gas supply tubing. A liquid and/or gas filter capable of filtering liquid and/or gas, respectively, the liquid and/or gas filter being adapted for connection to a medical instrument assembly, a gas source, a liquid source, gas supply tubing, and/or liquid supply tubing. The medical instrument may be an invasive medical instrument, such as an endoscope.04-23-2009
20110139699SPIN-ON FILTER WITH EXTERNAL THREADS AND METHODS - A filter arrangement for threadably securing to a filter head includes a housing having a surrounding wall defining an interior volume, an open mouth providing access to the interior volume and an end opposite of the open mouth. The surrounding wall has an exterior and an interior. A filter media construction is operably held within the interior volume. A sleeve, distinct from the housing, is secured to the exterior of the surrounding wall adjacent to the housing mouth and extending partially along the surrounding wall. The sleeve has an exterior and an interior. The exterior of the sleeve defines mounting threads constructed and arranged to removably mount with the filter head, when the filter arrangement is secured to the filter head. The interior of the sleeve is against the exterior of the surrounding wall. A first seal member is oriented against the sleeve to create a seal with a filter head, when the filter arrangement is secured to the filter head. A filter assembly includes a filter arrangement and a filter head. The filter arrangement is removably secured to the filter head by a threaded connection between the sleeve and the filter head. A system includes an engine utilizing a liquid and a filter assembly in fluid communication with the engine to filter the liquid. Methods of making filter arrangements include utilizing structures characterized above.06-16-2011
20100200490FILTER WITH LOCALIZED FLOW ATTACHMENT AND FILTER HEAD - A fluid filter device is described, where a flow attachment member provides a unique interface between the filtering element and a filter head. The fluid filter described herein generally provides a flow structure that is localized and sealed. The flow attachment member is configured to communicate fluid into and out of the fluid filter, and is configured to localize fluid flow both into and out of the fluid filter within a separating structure of the flow attachment member. The flow attachment member further includes a seal structure configured to substantially prevent or at least confine leakage to a localized area away from proximity of the edges of the housing. A composite filter head is described that has integrally molded inlet and outlet fittings.08-12-2010
20090230046AIRCRAFT FILTER DEVICE WITH A MEMBER FOR KEYING AND DRIVING THE CARTRIDGE - The invention relates to an aircraft filter device comprising a hydraulic block adapted to receive removably a filter (09-17-2009
20090242472TANK - A tank for water-carrying appliances is proposed, in particular domestic appliances or appliances for the treatment of foods and/or beverages, such as beverage vending machines, in particular coffee vending machines, drinking water dispensers, cooking and baking appliances, steam appliances, in particular steam irons, steam cleaners, high-pressure cleaners, air purifiers and conditioners or the like, a suction connection on the tank for the intake of water from the tank, with means for generating a vacuum, and a filter connection for connecting a filter cartridge inside the tank being provided, while it is ensured that only one permitted filter type is used. A tank according to the invention is characterized by mechanical coding structures at the filter connection element in order to exclude the use of a filter cartridge which does not correspond to the tank.10-01-2009
20090242473TANK - A tank is proposed for appliances which use water, in particular domestic appliances or appliances for preparation of foodstuffs and/or drinks, such as automatic drinks machines, in particular automatic coffee machines, drinking water dispensers, cooking and baking appliances, steamers, in particular steam irons, steam cleaners, high-pressure cleaners, air cleaners and air conditioners or the like, wherein a suction connection is provided on the tank for suction of water from the tank with means for production of reduced pressure, and a filter connection for connection of a filter cartridge in the interior of and/or outside the tank, while ensuring that only the permissible filter type is used. A tank according to the invention is distinguished by mechanical coding structures with a polygonal structure of the circumferential surface on the filter connecting element, in order to prevent the use of a filter cartridge which does not correspond to the tank.10-01-2009
20090255866Oil filter arrangement and filter element for an oil filter arrangement - An oil filter arrangement (10-15-2009
20100176047FLUID FILTER WITH NUTPLATE HAVING AN END FACE SEAL AND OUTER ATTACHMENT DESIGN - A fluid filter has a filter element disposed inside a housing having a generally open end. The filter element has media allowing a working fluid to be filtered therethrough. A nutplate connected to the housing at the generally open end has an end face with an inlet and outlet. The inlet allows the working fluid to enter the generally open end of the housing and access the media. The outlet allows filtered fluid to exit the generally open end of the housing. The end face includes inner and outer seals. The inner seal surrounds one of the inlet or the outlet and is between them. The outer seal surrounds the other of the inlet and outlet. The inner seal separates non-filtered fluid from filtered fluid. The outer seal separates the fluid from the external environment. A connection structure on an outer surface of the nutplate allows connection to other equipment.07-15-2010
20080230462COLLAPSIBLE COLANDER & BOWL - A collapsible container consists of three parts: a rigid top rim, a flexible center band a rigid base. This combination of sections allows the container to easily collapse to about one-third of its original height. The container is also quite stable when expanded and is self-supporting. In various embodiments of the invention, for example, the upper rim may be expandable, the base may include holes or mesh to serve as a colander or strainer, or the base may be configured as a tube to function as a funnel.09-25-2008
20100155321Filter assembly - A fuel filter assembly includes a header and a can-shaped housing removeably attached to the header. The can-shaped housing has an upper rim portion provided with a plurality of notches therein. A filter unit has an upper end cap provided with a plurality of tabs extending from the periphery and positioned within the notches of the housing. The spacing of the notches about the axis of the housing must be the same as the spacing of the tabs about the axis of the filter unit to permit the filter unit and housing to be properly assembled, thereby preventing the use of an incorrect filter unit within the housing. Additionally, the header has a plurality of key slots that receive the tabs on the filter unit. The spacing of the key slots and tabs must be the same to permit the housing and received filter unit to be properly connected to the header.06-24-2010
20090277823Refrigeration Device Comprising a Water Filter - A refrigeration device comprising an internal water conduit that contains a mounting site for an exchangeable water filter and at least one valve situated downstream of said filter, for controlling the water flow through the conduit. A chemically inert particle filter can be fitted to the mounting site.11-12-2009
20090289003Water treatment apparatus with easy filter replacement construction - A water treatment apparatus includes a frame and a plurality of connecting accessories, manifolds and filter cartridges. Each of the connecting accessories includes a seat ring fixed on the frame and a communicating pipe coaxially received in the seat ring. The seat rings together with the communicating pipes are spaced at a distance from one another. Each of the manifolds is suspended between adjacent two of the connecting accessories and has inlet and outlet ports at opposite ends. The inlet and outlet ports of each of the manifolds are rotatably and coaxially received in adjacent the seat rings respectively with their exterior walls in contact with inner walls of adjacent the seat rings and their interior walls in contact with outer walls of adjacent the communicating pipes. Additionally, the filter cartridges are detachably joined to the manifolds respectively.11-26-2009
20100258492FILTERING MEMBRANE MODULE AND FILTERING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A filtering membrane module and a filtering apparatus having the same, which is capable of remarkably reducing a vibration of filtering membrane module during an aeration process for a maintenance cleaning of filtering membrane, and preventing a crack from occurring in the filtering membrane module by the vibration, wherein the filtering membrane module comprises a filtering membrane; a header, to which the filtering membrane is potted, including a first lateral side and a second lateral side opposite to the first lateral side; a first coupling unit provided at the first lateral side; and a second coupling unit provided at the second lateral side.10-14-2010
20090078636BODY FLUID TREATING FILTER DEVICE - A body fluid treating filter device capable of maintaining its treating pressure within a clinically safe pressure range even if body fluid treatment is performed over a long period and having excellent property for recovering a body fluid after the body fluid treatment is completed. A body fluid treating cylindrical filter layer is stored in a cylindrical container having two body fluid flow ports. The cylindrical filter layer is disposed so that the inner space of a container can be divided into two parts by making its both end parts fluid-tight and fixing at least one of these both end parts to the inner wall surface of the container. One of the inner spaces of the container divided by the cylindrical filter layer is allowed to communicate with the first body fluid flow port and the other of the inner spaces of the container divided by the cylindrical filter layer is allowed to communicate with the second body fluid flow port. The body fluid treating cylindrical filter device is characterized in that a bar-like flow passage resistant member extending along the center axis is installed in the hollow part of the cylindrical filter layer, and a spacer layer for flowing the body fluid of 0.7 to 3.5 mm in thickness is formed between the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical filter layer and the container and between the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical filter layer and the flow passage resistance member.03-26-2009
20100193423DUAL SURFACE DENSITY BAFFLE FOR CLARIFIER TANK - A baffle system for use in a clarifier tank, having a tank bottom and a periphery and a substantially vertical peripheral wall bounding the interior of the tank, has a plurality of baffles mounted on the peripheral wall of the clarifier tank, each baffle has an upper baffle surface with a lower end and an upper end. The upper end of the upper baffle portion is coupled to the side wall of the clarifier tank wall. The lower end of the upper baffle portion is disposed, at a substantially 60° angle away from the side wall of the clarifier tank such that the upper baffle surface slopes downwardly and away from the side wall.08-05-2010
20100224546Connection Assembly for Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography - A fitting assembly having a single- or double-headed ferrule, a nut, and a fitting that may be assembled or dissembled by an operator. The fitting assembly includes a nut with first and second ends, with the second end adapted to receive or abut the first end of a ferrule, and further includes a fitting with a first end having an internally tapered portion adapted to receive the second end of the ferrule and a second end adapted to be removably connected to a component or fitting of a liquid chromatography system. The nut, ferrule and fitting of the fitting assembly have passageways therethrough for receiving and removably holding tubing.09-09-2010
20100252493FLOATING FILTER HOLDER - A system and method are disclosed for filtering liquid using a filter platform that is not rigidly affixed to a container containing the liquid to be filtered. The platform may be buoyant so that as liquid flows from one side of the platform, through a filter, and then to the other side of the platform, the platform may move, thus reducing the volume of a container or portion of a container that holds the unfiltered liquid. Alternatively, the platform may be heavier than the liquid to be filtered, may be either set in place on a support structure or else set on top of unfiltered liquid and allowed to sink downward as liquid is filtered. The system may further comprise a flexible membrane that allows two sections of liquid to be separated, even while the platform is moveable.10-07-2010
20120138523MULTI-FLOW FILTRATION SYSTEM - Disclosed is multi-flow filter cartridge assembly that includes an elongated housing that has axially opposed proximal and distal ends and defines an interior cavity and first, second and third flow paths which extend from the proximal end of the housing to the distal end. The cartridge assembly also includes first, second and third filter elements. The first filter element is disposed within the interior cavity of the housing and conditions fluid that traverses the first flow path from a first inlet port to a first outlet port. The second filter element is disposed within the interior cavity of the housing and conditions fluid that traverses the second flow path from a second inlet port to a second outlet port. Lastly, the third filter element is also disposed within the interior cavity of the housing and conditions fluid that traverses the third flow path from a third inlet port to a third outlet port. The first flow path is isolated from the second and third flow paths and the second flow path is isolated from the third flow path.06-07-2012
20100126924ANTI-ROTATION OF SHELL RELATIVE TO NUTPLATE - A filter assembly having anti-rotation features that prevent rotation of a shell relative to a nutplate and a method of forming the disclosed filter assembly are described. The disclosed method radially deforms a flange of the housing to the shape of the pre-formed anti-rotation features, and does not utilize a secondary operation such as a staking operation to stake selected edge portions.05-27-2010
20090261029Fluid Filtration Apparatus and Method - An apparatus and method for filtering a liquid utilize a filter apparatus including a bypass filter, a full flow filter, and a flow balancing element for dividing a total inlet flow of fluid to the filter apparatus into a bypass portion, passing through the bypass filter, and a full flow portion, passing through the full flow filter. The bypass filter has a lower filtering efficiency than the full flow filter element, so that a venturi tube is not required for causing the bypass portion to pass through the bypass filter. The flow balancing element divides the flow into a desired bypass portion and a desired full flow portion, at a predetermined operating temperature. Below the operating temperature, the bypass portion increases and the full flow portion decreases, the bypass portion becoming greater that the full flow portion at a second predetermined temperature below the operating temperature.10-22-2009
20100078374ALIGNMENT APPARATUS FOR EXTERNAL PRESSURE TYPE MODULE AND FILTERING SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME - An alignment apparatus for external pressure type module and a filtering system comprising the same is disclosed, which is capable of supporting the external pressure type module while being connected to a pipe and the filtering system, wherein the alignment apparatus comprises a supporting member having a central through-hole into which the external pressure type module is to be inserted; and the filtering system comprises an external pressure type module, a pipe connected with the external pressure type module, and an alignment apparatus for supporting the external pressure type module while being connected with the pipe.04-01-2010
20100000929System comprising a fluid treatment module and a support structure - A system comprising a fluid treatment assembly, means for feeding the assembly with fluid to be treated and receiving treated fluid, and a structure (01-07-2010
20100032359Oil Filter, Oil Separator and Filter Insert Thereof - The invention concerns a filter insert (02-11-2010
20090308800WATER FILTER MATERIALS AND WATER FILTERS CONTAINING A MIXTURE OF MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS CARBON PARTICLES - A filter and filter material for providing or treating potable water is provided. The filter includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, a filter material disposed within the housing, the filter material formed at least in part from a mixture of a plurality of mesoporous and microporous activated carbon particles. Preferably, at least some of the mesoporous activated carbon filter particles are coated with a cationic polymer, and even more preferably, at least some of the particles are coated with a cationic polymer and silver or a silver containing material. Kits comprising filters and information relating to the reduction, killing or removal of bacteria, viruses, microbials, and TTHM are also provided.12-17-2009
20090084723FASTENING STRUCTURE HAVING TWO MEMBERS AND FLUID FILTER THAT USES THE SAME - The present invention provides a fastening structure having two members that can prevent an axial force from decreasing due to thread loosening even at a temperature that is higher than that during tightening, and that always maintains a firmly fastened state. The fastening structure having two members comprises a first member that has a high thermal expansion rate is provided with an abutting portion on the distal end side of a threaded portion thereof, and a second member that has a low thermal expansion rate is provided with an abutted portion that is abutted by the abutting portion on the proximal end side of a thread-receiving portion. In such a fastening structure, as the temperature becomes higher, the threaded portion is more tightly clasped and compressed by the thread-receiving portion and the abutted portion. As a result, the fastening force between two members increases, and the axial force becomes large.04-02-2009
20100307966HOT DISCONNECT REPLACEABLE WATER FILTER ASSEMBLY - A filter assembly for filtering water from an external source, the filter assembly having a manifold assembly and a filter cartridge. The filter cartridge includes a cartridge engagement means while the manifold includes a manifold engagement means. The cartridge engagement means and manifold engagement means cooperatively interfacing for removable attachment of the filter cartridge to the manifold assembly. The cartridge engagement means and manifold engagement means oriented in a retaining relation during removal of the cartridge filter from the manifold assembly such that any entrained pressure within the cartridge filter is vented while the cartridge engagement means and manifold engagement means are in the retaining relation.12-09-2010
20100300950Acoustically Optimised Fluid Line - A fluid line for transporting fuel from a pump pre-filter to a fuel pump, which damps the noises of the fuel pump and a fuel delivery unit that is equipped with said fluid line Damping is achieved by at least one damping region, which is situated opposite the intake opening and which damps vibrations originating from the fuel pump.12-02-2010
20100300951Gray Water Recycling System - A gray water reclamation system having a holding tank configured to engage between the drain trap of a conventional sink and the drain conduit leading to the sewer or septic tank. The tank so engaged functions to both capture gray water and to prevent sewer gases from migrating back to the sink drain. An overflow drainpipe provides water communication to the sewer to prevent overflows and a filter and a pump are both operatively engaged to the holding tank, yet positioned for changing and service without draining the holding tank or disengaging the system.12-02-2010
20110127206Filtration system having fluid couplings - The invention relates to a filtration system that includes one or more flat filter, capillary tube filter, or wound filter modules having a single or double permeate drain on the edge side and fluid couplings for connecting the filter modules to a fluid distributor or additional filter modules. The fluid couplings include at least one passage each for permeate fluid, raw fluid, and concentrate fluid.06-02-2011
20110000839FILTER CARTRIDGE CENTERING DEVICE - A filter cartridge centering device and method are provided for centering a filter cartridge within a filter canister. The device includes a flexible elongate strap having a strap portion with a series of ratchet teeth formed near a first end and an enlarged head portion formed at a second end. The head portion contains an aperture and a pawl that cooperates with the ratchet teeth to prevent removal of the strap portion from the aperture. A plurality of flexible fingers extend generally perpendicularly from the strap portion at spaced locations along a length of the strap portion. The flexible fingers are arranged to extend radially outwardly from the filter cartridge to engage an inner wall of the filter canister to center the filter cartridge within the canister.01-06-2011
20120031828FILTER ASSEMBLY, A FILTER ELEMENT, AND A METHOD FOR REPLACING A FILTER ELEMENT - A filter assembly includes a head, a filter housing which can be connected to the head, and a filter element which can be received in the filter housing. The filter element includes a tubular wall provided with a filtration medium; a first end part provided at a first axial end of the filter element; and a second end part provided at a second axial end of the filter element. The second end part of the filter element is provided with a either a protrusion or an undercut opening, on the one hand, and the second end of the housing is provided with either an undercut opening or a protrusion, on the other hand. A side of the protrusion or opening is provided with a sloping face which slopes at a slope with respect to the axial direction of the filter element.02-09-2012
20110226687System and method for uniformly distributing a fluid through a filter bed in a filter - A system and method for uniformly distributing fluids (e.g., washing and in-service) through a filter bed of a filter. The system and method of the present invention can be used with any type of filter that uses media to remove impurities from a fluid. The filter bed can include one or more layers of media. The media can be natural (e.g., sand, gravel, anthracite, etc.) or can be fabricated (e.g., plastic). The filter media can be supported by one or more layers of gravel. Alternatively, the filter media can be supported by a porous plate or other support designed to replace the gravel layers. The present invention includes a system having one or more distribution members configured to uniformly distribute a fluid through a filter bed of a filter. Preferably, the one or more distribution members can be readily installed by relatively unskilled labor in both existing filters and new filters. In a preferred embodiment, the one or more distribution members are configured to extend into at least a portion of an underdrain from above the underdrain. In retrofit applications, the preferred design of the one or more distribution members is such that no significant alteration of the distribution chamber, underdrain or fluid velocity is necessary.09-22-2011
20110042294END CAP ASSEMBLY ADAPTED FOR INTERCONNECTING FILTRATION ELEMENTS - The disclosure describes end cap assemblies adapted for interconnecting filtration elements in end-to-end relationship and including means for selectively preventing relative rotation between adjacent end caps once engaged.02-24-2011
20100170839Water bottle with filter - A disposable and recyclable water bottle formed of a non-toxic plastic composition includes a flexible sidewall, a neck with an open top and cap, and an open bottom end. A filter cartridge is received within the open bottom and contains activated carbon sandwiched between 0.7 to 50 microns filtration membranes, all contained between upper and lower perforated plates. A lower portion of the filtration cartridge provides a filling chamber for receiving a flow of unfiltered water on to the lower perforated plates for passage through the filter. An arrangement of slots in the walls of the filling chamber allows a portion of the flowing water to bypass the filter in order to prevent overflow when filling the bottle. A cap containing internal screw threads attaches to the external screw threads of the open bottom end, sealing the interior of the bottle. Once sealed, the contained water is allowed to move around in a fluid motion between the interior of the bottle and the filling chamber.07-08-2010
20100237000ENCAPSULATED WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM - A water treatment system is provided having an encapsulate manifold with a reverse osmosis cartridge and one or more filter cartridges. The filter cartridge includes a detent for being received within a slot in the manifold head for secure locking engagement. The water treatment system further includes a single probe conductivity monitoring system for monitoring the performance of a reverse osmosis membrane. The water treatment system is also provided in a modular arrangement wherein manifold heads are physically and fluidly coupled together via a clip which interfaces with the modular manifold heads. The water treatment system also allows for a retrofit application to include a permeate pump. The cartridges are also designed to provide a minimum annular inlet gap to minimize spillage during changing of the cartridges.09-23-2010
20110139698APPARATUS FOR TREATING WATER, PARTICULARLY FILTER APPARATUS, AND CARTRIDGE - A device for treating water having a cartridge, which includes a container for receiving treatment means and a connecting head. Furthermore, a connecting device is provided, which is equipped with a holder, a valve device, and a locking device. The holder has at least one side wall, on which the inflow and outflow openings are disposed. The valve device has a valve element, which surrounds the connecting head at least partially and is disposed movably in the holder. The associated cartridge provides at least one inlet opening and at least one outlet opening on at least one side surface. The cartridge has at least one recess and/or a lug for the engagement of a locking element of a locking device of the connecting device.06-16-2011
20110240543STRAINER WITH BOTTOM GUARD AND COUNTERWEIGHT - A strainer assembly including a guard having a gusset extending therefrom and a strainer coupled at a first end to the gusset. The strainer extends outwardly in a longitudinal direction from the first end and is cantilevered relative thereto. The strainer includes a coupling portion mounted on a second end of the strainer.10-06-2011
20110240542Water Filtering Device and System - A water filtering device and system. The system includes: a rod in a reservoir of the water cooler under an inverted, installed water bottle, the rod aligned with a neck of the water bottle; a hollow cylinder having a diameter less than the neck, an open end, and a closed end opposing the open end, the open end having an external flange at a perimeter thereof with a diameter greater than the neck, the closed end configured to removable retain a water filter, the hollow of the cylinder dimensioned to accept a portion of the rod; a cover having a ring-shaped base and a sidewall, the base having an inner perimeter, an outer perimeter with a diameter greater than the diameter of the flange, the sidewall extending from the base at the outer perimeter, the cover configured to receive at least the flange of the cylinder; and a filter.10-06-2011
20110147297FILTER - A filter including a filter bowl (06-23-2011
20090218269Oil filter - An oil filter arrangement, has a housing (09-03-2009
20090032452Filter system for an automobile engine - A filter system for use in an automobile engine includes a filter unit fluidically interposed between a fluid pump of the engine and a heater core of the engine. The filter unit includes an inner core removably mounted in an outer case. The inner core includes a fluid permeable wall which filters fluid as the fluid passes through the filter unit.02-05-2009
20110174713BRINE SEAL FOR A FILTRATION DEVICE - A filtration device having a tubular pressure vessel and a tubular filter assembly is provided. The tubular filter assembly is housed within the tubular pressure vessel and includes a filter element and a split ring seal circumscribing the filter element. The split ring seal has an annular body that includes a first end, a second end opposite the first end and slidably engaged with the first end, and an opening extending through the annular body.07-21-2011
20110073537Canister Filter System With Drain That Cooperates With Filter Element - A filter element disclosed herein includes a center tube defining a central reservoir and including an interior sidewall. The filter element further includes an end plate and a pocket defining a port extending from the end plate into the central reservoir. The pocket includes an inner wall, an outer wall, and a plurality of projections extending from the outer wall of the pocket toward the interior sidewall of the center tube.03-31-2011
20110174712FILTER ASSEMBLY - A filter assembly for filtering a liquid or gaseous medium includes a filter housing for receiving an exchangeable filter insert. The filter housing has a housing head and a housing cover that can be removably connected to the housing head by means of a connecting element. The connecting element interacts with a locking element associated with the housing head so that, for the purpose of assembly, the housing cover can be connected to the housing head only if the filter insert is located in the filter housing.07-21-2011
20080245718TOP MOUNTED FAUCET ASSEMBLY WITH AIR GAP - A faucet assembly includes a base having first and second ends, a sidewall extending between the ends, a mounting bore extending from the first end, a permeate water spout port extending from the second end, and a valve assembly bore extending from the sidewall and connecting the mounting bore and the permeate water spout port. A fastener is located within the mounting bore and extends out of the base from the mounting bore for securing the faucet assembly to a mounting surface, and a valve member is positioned within the valve assembly bore and movable between closed and opened positions. The valve member allows tool access from the permeate water spout port, through the valve member, and to the fastener in the mounting bore when the valve member is moved to a predetermined position. This arrangement allows top-mounting of the faucet assembly using a toggle bolt.10-09-2008
20090127178PORTABLE WATER PURIFICATION DEVICE - A portable water purification device includes a base, a fixed sleeve, a tube, a filtering unit, and a movable sleeve. The base includes a channel for providing filtered liquid. The fixed sleeve is fixed on the base and includes a first peripheral wall and a first axial hole. The tube on where the filtering unit is mounted is secured on the base and held in the first axial hole to define a penetrated hole communicating with the channel. The movable sleeve is mounted on an external surface of the fixed sleeve, and slid between a first position away from the base and a second position adjacent to the base. The movable sleeve includes a second peripheral wall and a second axial hole whereby the first axial hole communicates with the second axial hole to define a containing room when the movable sleeve is located on the first position.05-21-2009
20110155656Fuel Filter, in Particular for Motor Vehicles - A fuel filter having a filter element for filtering out particles and water from a fuel flowing through the fuel filter and having a water drainage unit for conveying filtered-out water out of the fuel filter, in which the water drainage unit is embodied as a stand-alone unit that may be separated from the filter element as needed. Also a semipermeable membrane that is permeable to water rests flat on a support. Alternatively or in addition, the water drainage unit is provided with a porous element for the evaporation of the separated water. In another embodiment two water-permeable semipermeable and hydrophilic membranes are provided. Finally, the filter element is embodied essentially in the form of a hollow cylinder in which at least part of the water drainage unit may be situated on the interior of the hollow cylinder.06-30-2011
20110163023DEVICE FOR THE EQUILIBRIUM DIALYSIS OF FLUIDS - The invention relates to a device for the equilibrium dialysis of fluids having small volumes. The object of the invention of creating a device for equilibrium dialysis , the device being designed as a simple as possible, being universally usable and reliable in the use thereof, with which a large ratio of the membrane surface to the sample volume is created and which facilitates very short diffusion paths inside the sample as well as low sample losses, even with small sample volumes, is achieved in that a device is proposed, which comprises corresponding capillaries (07-07-2011
20110017650LIQUID FILTER, ESPECIALLY OIL FILTER - An oil purifying liquid filter, having an annular ring element receiving space, wherein the ring element has two axial end disks, a cover selectively fastened to a housing to close the receiving space, an inlet that is formed within the housing on a crude side, an outlet that is formed within the housing on a pure side, a first additional opening that is formed within the housing, a second additional opening that is formed within the cover, a first closure that is formed on the first end disk of the filter element in order to close the first additional opening, and a second closure that is formed on the second end disk of the filter element to selectively close the second additional opening.01-27-2011
20110114550SOLID-LIQUID SEPARATING SYSTEM - A solid-liquid separating system of a parallel plate conveying type can efficiently dehydrate sludge at an inlet and effectively dehydrate it at an outlet, and assures good solid-liquid separating performance. A filter is constituted by a first plate group and a second plate group which perform the parallel motion and displacement left and right, and up and down on the basis of the circular motion. The first plate group includes a plurality of plates A arranged with predetermined spaces. The second plate group includes a plurality of plates B which are as thick as the plates A, and plates C which are thicker than the plates B. The plates B and C are separated. A press unit (not shown) presses sludge at an outlet, where gaps between plates are narrowed. Even when the sludge is dehydrated by applying pressure, few solids will flow out.05-19-2011
20110132829SPIN-ON FILTER WITH EXTERNAL THREADS AND METHODS - A filter arrangement for threadably securing to a filter head includes a housing having a surrounding wall defining an interior volume, an open mouth providing access to the interior volume and an end opposite of the open mouth. The surrounding wall has an exterior and an interior. A filter media construction is operably held within the interior volume. A sleeve, distinct from the housing, is secured to the exterior of the surrounding wall adjacent to the housing mouth and extending partially along the surrounding wall. The sleeve has an exterior and an interior. The exterior of the sleeve defines mounting threads constructed and arranged to removably mount with the filter head, when the filter arrangement is secured to the filter head. The interior of the sleeve is against the exterior of the surrounding wall. A first seal member is oriented against the sleeve to create a seal with a filter head, when the filter arrangement is secured to the filter head. A filter assembly includes a filter arrangement and a filter head. The filter arrangement is removably secured to the filter head by a threaded connection between the sleeve and the filter head. A system includes an engine utilizing a liquid and a filter assembly in fluid communication with the engine to filter the liquid. Methods of making filter arrangements include utilizing structures characterized above.06-09-2011
20100237001ENCAPSULATED WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM - A water treatment system is provided having an encapsulate manifold with a reverse osmosis cartridge and one or more filter cartridges. The filter cartridge includes a detent for being received within a slot in the manifold head for secure locking engagement. The water treatment system further includes a single probe conductivity monitoring system for monitoring the performance of a reverse osmosis membrane. The water treatment system is also provided in a modular arrangement wherein manifold heads are physically and fluidly coupled together via a clip which interfaces with the modular manifold heads. The water treatment system also allows for a retrofit application to include a permeate pump. The cartridges are also designed to provide a minimum annular inlet gap to minimize spillage during changing of the cartridges.09-23-2010
20100181243Filter Unit Having a Conical Thread - To be able to insert a cylindrical filter element (07-22-2010
20100181245Preliminary Filter for a Fuel Delivery Unit - A preliminary filter for a fuel delivery unit of a motor vehicle, with a filter fabric which is tensioned by a supporting edge. The supporting edge is manufactured integrally with a connecting piece for connection to the fuel delivery unit and with transverse webs and supporting ribs. The preliminary filter has few components to be assembled and can be manufactured particularly cost-effectively.07-22-2010
20100181244PIPE COUPLING WITH INTEGRATED FILTER AND FLOW DETECTOR - A pipe coupling (07-22-2010
20090184041Fluid filter with clear shell portion - A fuel-water filter/separator for threaded connection to a mounting base has a shell and a filtering media positioned within the shell. The shell has an open top end and a substantially closed bottom end. The shell is made of an opaque plastic except for a window in the shell made from a substantially clear plastic. The substantially clear plastic in the window being insert molded to the opaque plastic. The filtering media is positioned within the shell for filtering fuel. The shell defines a water collection portion beneath the filtering media, the window of the shell being positioned such that it overlaps at least a part of the water collection portion to allow water level monitoring.07-23-2009
20090206021Magnetic Filter Adapter - A magnetic filter adapter is provided and which is adapted for use with a fluid filter having a cylindrical housing which filter includes a closed end, a semi-open end for communicating with a fluid system, and cylindrical filter side walls. The filter adapter has a non-magnetic semi-rigid hollow adaptive housing, including a truncated conical side wall between a housing open end and a housing closed end, having an interior diameter at its closed end which is at least equal to the diameter of the filter closed end diameter, and a gradually increasing interior diameter, and an overall axial height sufficient for extending from the filter closed end towards the filter semi-open end, and spaced away from the side wall surface of the filter, a grasping ring located around the perimeter of the housing open end; a magnet holder located at the housing closed end-field for holding a magnet; and a magnet, held within the adapter by the magnet holder. The adapter is held in operative contact with a filter by magnet attraction from said magnet. The adapter side walls extending radially away from the filter side walls which facilitates removal of the device, after use, so that it can be reused on replacement filters.08-20-2009
20110168619FILTER DEVICE AND FILTER ELEMENT - The invention relates to a filter device having a cup-shaped filter housing (07-14-2011
20110094957Screen Seal - A seal for preventing the bypass of solids from a filter screen assembly that can be used in water and wastewater treatment. The seal can include an L-shaped bracket and a housing that can include a channel-shaped member. A first panel of the L-shaped bracket can be inserted into a groove of a belt of the filter screen assembly so as to fill that groove. The belt can be insertably received into a channel recess of the channel-shaped member of the housing. A second panel of the L-shaped bracket can be fastened to one side wall of the channel-shaped member. By securing the L-shaped bracket to the channel-shaped member of the housing, a track is formed for slidably engaging the belt during its rotational movement. The belt's contact with the first panel of the L-shaped bracket inserted into the belt's groove forms a tight, continuous seal.04-28-2011
20100065486Filter assembly - An assembly including a first filter element; and a filter element assembly connected to the first filter element. The filter element assembly includes a second filter element located between a first plate and a second plate. The second plate includes a liquid outlet into a center open area of the first filter element. The first and second plates are directly fixedly connected to each other to retain the second filter element therebetween. The second plate is located at an end of the first filter element.03-18-2010
20090308799Water filter housing cap - A filter housing cap for water purifier capable of combining and supporting a plurality of filters is disclosed. The filter housing cap for water purifier includes a plurality of engagement portions for engaging with housings having a filter, an inlet for water and an outlet for water formed at any one engagement portion and another engagement portion respectively, and a passage reciprocally communicated with the engagement portions and formed at the cap itself, whereby the shape and the manufacturing process thereof is simple. Also, since the passage is formed in the cap itself, separated parts are unnecessary and a water leakage can be prevented. Moreover, the engagement portions can be arranged at various angles such as a straight line, a right angle and so on, so that it can implement the integrated filter housing cap, thereby it is free from restraint of a establishment space.12-17-2009
20110186501MODULE INSERT FOR INSTALLATION IN A LIQUID FILTER - A module insert includes at least one water level sensor, at least one valve and at least one flow channel for the water. The module insert has at least one container having sorbent mechanism for collecting contaminants from the separated water. A pressure-resistant housing is configured to protect an interior of the module insert from the pressure of the fuel.08-04-2011
20110147298ANNULAR COLLAR FOR ENCAPSULATED WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM - A water treatment system is provided having an encapsulate manifold with a reverse osmosis cartridge and one or more filter cartridges, and an annular collar to adapt and connect the manifold to the cartridges. The filter cartridge includes a detent for being received within a slot in the manifold head for secure locking engagement. The water treatment system is also provided in a modular arrangement wherein manifold heads are physically and fluidly coupled together via a clip which interfaces with the modular manifold heads. The water treatment system also allows for a retrofit application to include a permeate pump. The cartridges are also designed to provide a minimum annular inlet gap to minimize spillage during changing of the cartridges.06-23-2011
20100025316LOCKING DRAIN FILTER FOR FLOOR DRAINS WITH DRAIN WELLS - A locking drain filter for floor drains with drain wells is provided. An upper filter portion has external dimensions that allow the upper filter portion to be inserted into a drain line at the bottom of the drain well. A lower filter portion has first external dimensions that allow the lower filter portion to be inserted into the drain line and second external dimensions that allow the lower filter portion to be inserted into the upper filter portion. A compressible gasket has external dimensions that allow the compressible gasket to be inserted into the drain line when the compressible gasket is in an uncompressed state and internal dimensions that allow the compressible gasket to be placed over the second external dimensions of the lower filter portion. A compression device applies a compressive force to the upper filter portion and the lower filter portion, and if the upper filter portion, compressible gasket, and lower filter portion have been inserted into the drain line prior to the application of the compressive force, the compressible gasket is compressed by the upper filter portion and the lower filter portion and expands radially so as to lock the upper filter portion and the lower filter portion into the drain line.02-04-2010
20100025315FILTER MEDIUM FOR STRAINERS USED IN NUCLEAR REACTOR EMERGENCY CORE COOLING SYSTEMS - A filter medium for strainers used in the emergency sump of a nuclear power plant ECCS. The filter medium is employed with double wall, concentric tube type strainer modules. The filter medium is preferably constructed of a woven or knitted stainless steel wire material and is shaped in a cylinder so that it can be inserted between two concentric strainer walls, concentric tube type strainer in such a manner that water that passes through the strainer must pass through and be filtered by the filter medium before the water can be pumped to the reactor core. The filter medium is inserted through the bottom of the strainer module and is held in place by an x-shaped retainer. The filter creates varied approach velocity of the fluid and results in non-uniform fibrous debris accumulation on the strainer, insuring acceptable strainer debris hydraulic head loss.02-04-2010
20090173682System and Method for Conducting Hemodialysis and Hemofiltration - An extracorporeal blood processing system comprises a plastic molded compact manifold that supports a plurality of molded blood and dialysate fluidic pathways along with a plurality of relevant sensors, valves and pumps. A disposable dialyzer is connected to the molded manifold to complete the blood circuit of the system. The compact manifold is also disposable in one embodiment and can be detachably installed in the dialysis machine. Two-way valves in the manifold are used to direct the dialysate flow to the dialyzer in hemodialysis mode of operation and to bypass the dialyzer to direct the flow of infusion grade dialysate directly to the patient in hemofiltration mode of operation.07-09-2009
20110132828Fluid Filter System - An endcap including a first plate member including a radial inner portion, a radial outer portion, and defining a longitudinal axis. The endcap also includes a flange disposed between the radial inner and outer portions of the first plate member and projecting axially along the longitudinal axis in a first direction. The endcap also includes a first seal member disposed adjacent the flange. The first seal includes a first portion thereof engaged with an axial facing surface of the first plate member and a second portion thereof engaged with a radially facing surface of the flange. The endcap further includes a second plate member disposed radially outward of the radial outer portion and a second seal member disposed adjacent the second plate member including at least a portion thereof axially spaced from the axially facing surface of the first plate member in a second direction along the longitudinal axis opposite the first direction.06-09-2011
20100320134Systems, Apparatus and Methods for Vacuum Filtration - A liquid filtering system and methods for filtering are disclosed. One embodiment of the system includes a filtering apparatus having a receiving receptacle coupled with an adapter. The adapter has an adapter port for receiving a vacuum and an interface for coupling with an output receptacle that receives filtered liquid from the filtering apparatus. The adapter is between the receiving receptacle and output receptacle when the output receptacle is coupled with the adapter interface. The system also includes a base having a substantially rigid housing containing an internal vacuum channel terminating at a base vacuum delivery port. The adapter is couplable with the base to connect the adapter port to the base vacuum delivery port.12-23-2010
20120145621FLUID FILTRATION SYSTEM - The present disclosure relates to a fluid filter system having structure for enabling a filter cartridge to be installed and removed from a manifold with a straight line push/pull motion, a latching mechanism and an innovative water manifold. The latching mechanism provides a compact and simple mechanism between the manifold and the filter cartridge that significantly reduces the installation and removal force previously found with fluid filtration cartridges.06-14-2012
20110100892ADAPTER FOR FASTENING A FILTER ELEMENT - An adapter is provided for fastening a filter element in a cylindrical receiving opening of a bottom part of a lower piece of a filter housing. The adapter has at least one seal arranged in a peripheral groove on the circumference of the adapter to permit fluid-tight separation of a non-filtrate chamber, which surrounds the external jacket of the filter and from which medium to be filtered can be delivered to the filter, from a filtrate chamber into which the filtrate can be introduced from the filter. The seal is connected by injection molding to a base surface of the peripheral groove and is at a distance from at least one side wall delimiting the base surface of the groove.05-05-2011
20120037556Filter Element and Filter Assembly Including Locking Mechanism - A fluid filtering apparatus and method may include keyed components to ensure that a correct filter element is being installed into a filter base. Keyed arrangements may occur between a filter element and a filter housing, a filter and a filter base, and a filter base and a filter housing. A locking arrangement may be provided to prevent undesired loosening of a filter relative to a filter base. The filter base may include a torsion lock insert that engages lock detents of a filter to prevent the undesired loosening. An adaptor may be provided to provide the lock detents that interact with a torsion lock insert.02-16-2012
20100012569HOT WATER FILTER FOR A DISHWASHER - A hot water filter (01-21-2010
20120061307Filtration Sealing System - A filtration sealing system is provided for sealing a filter element in a housing at a mating interface therebetween. The sealing system includes a keyed interface. A replacement filter element is provided for such filtration sealing system, with the replacement filter element including a keyed interface.03-15-2012
20110315620COLANDERMATE SYSTEM - A byproducts handling apparatus is provided having a solid bowl, a trap holder, and a colander. The colander has a plurality of apertures and the solid bowl, the trap holder, and the colander are configured to be assembled together with one another in an assembled condition of the byproducts handling apparatus with the trap holder having a diameter configured in correspondence with both an interior volume of the solid bowl and an outer peripheral dimension of the colander such that the trap holder is disposable between the solid bowl and the colander. The colander is operable to retain an edible product therein such that byproducts released from the edible product exit the colander via the apertures and the trap holder is operable to capture and retain byproducts that have exited the colander and is removable from the byproducts handling apparatus to permit disposal of retained byproducts.12-29-2011
20110155657TEE-CONNECTOR FOR USE IN A FILTRATION SYSTEM - In accordance with one embodiment, a connector for use in a fluid circuit includes a first housing having a hollow interior and an inlet and an outlet. The hollow interior includes first filter elements that are open at first and second ends thereof. The first ends of the first filter elements are in fluid communication with the inlet, while the second ends are in fluid communication with the outlet. The connector also includes a second housing that is in fluid communication with the hollow interior of the first housing. The second housing contains second filter elements that are arranged in a U-shape and are open at first and second ends thereof that are disposed proximate an outlet of the second housing. Fluid is conducted across the first filter elements to gain access to the second housing where the fluid is conducted across the second filter elements in order to exit to the second housing through the outlet.06-30-2011
20120006735Separating Screens - A separating screen has a rectangular body (01-12-2012
20120006737REPLACEABLE FILTER ELEMENTS INCLUDING PLURAL FILTER MEDIA AND RELATED FILTRATION SYSTEMS, TECHNIQUES AND METHODS - One embodiment is a filter element including an outer filter media and an inner filter media. The outer filter media is operable to remove particulates present in a flow of fluid and/or coalesce water contained in the flow of fluid. The inner filter media is operable to remove particulates from the flow of fluid, separate water form the flow of fluid, and remove particulates from the flow of fluid. Other embodiments include unique apparatus, devices, systems, and methods relating to fuel filters and filtration. Further embodiments, forms, objects, features, advantages, aspects, and benefits of the present application shall become apparent from the detailed description and figures included herewith.01-12-2012
20120006734FILTER WITH EXPANDABLE END CAP FACILITATING EASIER CHANGE-OUT - An improved filter arrangement solves problems associated with dislodging the filter from a support basket at change-out when intimate contact between the filter and basket is no longer desirable. An elastomeric end cap is bonded to the distal end of the filtering medium. The end cap has a circular, outer perimeter defining a diameter less than the inner diameter of the filter basket. The end cap is dome shaped, such that when the filtering element is inserted into the filter basket with the end cap positioned adjacent the bottom of the filter basket, the end cap assumes a pressurized state when a fluid entering the filtering element applies pressure to the end cap, causing the outer perimeter of the end cap to expand radially outwardly, and a non-pressurized state wherein the outer perimeter of the end cap contracts, facilitating an easier removal of the element from the basket.01-12-2012
20120061308ASSEMBLY FORMED BY A FILTRATION MEMBRANE AND A SUPPORT PLATE - The present disclosure relates to an assembly formed from a planar rigid filtration membrane and generally flat plate for accommodating and supporting this membrane, to activate and/or reveal immobilized contaminants on the membrane, the support plate comprising a holding and immobilization device cooperating with a periphery of the membrane, wherein the device comprises at least one non-deformable member that projects from the general plane of the plate and at least one stop tab, substantially perpendicular to the plane, which is extended by a holding appendage substantially parallel to the plane, so that the membrane can be engaged with the member only through a first movement of the membrane substantially parallel to the plane of the support followed by a second movement substantially perpendicular to the plane.03-15-2012
20120012514MEMBRANE MODULE UNIT AND ASSEMBLY METHOD, DISASSEMBLY METHOD, AND MAINTENANCE METHOD FOR SAME, AND WATER-TREATMENT APPARATUS - Disclosed is a membrane module unit in which a plurality of membrane modules is coupled together in parallel by coupling means, the membrane module including a sheet-like filter membrane and holding frame members that hold the filter membrane at two opposed sides of a peripheral edge of the filter membrane, wherein the coupling means clamps the holding frame members at the same sides of the filter membranes together by two opposed clamping members. According to the invention, provided is a membrane module unit in which structure is simple, assembly, disassembly, and maintenance can be easily performed, and a plurality of membrane modules can be reliably coupled together. Provided are also an assembly method, disassembly method, and maintenance method of the same, and a water-treatment apparatus.01-19-2012
20120012513Filter Element and Filter Module - A filter element of a filter system for filtering fluids has a filter medium with end faces. Terminal bodies, one each, are connected to one of the end faces of the filter medium, respectively. A support body extends between the terminal bodies. A first terminal body is connected by a toothed connection to the support body for transmitting a torque from the first terminal body onto the support body and from the support body onto the first terminal body.01-19-2012
20120012515FILTER ASSEMBLY - A filter assembly for a household water filtration apparatus, and a method for filtering water using a household water filtration apparatus are provided. The filter assembly comprises a through-flow cartridge, which has an accessible cavity. The cartridge is removably received in the household water filtration apparatus. The filter assembly further comprises a water permeable enclosure that contains filter media, which is removably received in the accessible cavity. The method comprises opening a through-flow cartridge, depositing a filter packet in the cartridge, closing the cartridge, depositing the cartridge in the household water filtration apparatus, and passing water through the cartridge. Alternately, the filter assembly may be fabricated using polylactic acid.01-19-2012
20120111784FILTRATION PURPOSE FLAT-MEMBRANE ELEMENT, FLAT-MEMBRANE-TYPE SEPARATION MEMBRANE MODULE, AND FILTRATION APPARATUS - A flat-membrane element is rendered likely to vibrate by air bubbling from an aeration tube. The element has a sheet-shaped filtering membrane that has oppositely positioned portions placed with a space between them being provided as a flowing path for a treated liquid, a supporter that is placed between the oppositely positioned portions of the filtering membrane to secure the space as a flowing path for a treated liquid, and a periphery-sealing portion that seals the peripheral edges of the oppositely positioned portions of the filtering membrane with a treated-liquid outlet being provided. The filtering membrane and supporter are formed of flexible material and the periphery-sealing portion has flexibility, thereby rendering the entire element flexible. The flat-membrane element has a total thickness of 6 to 1 mm.05-10-2012
20110042293OIL FILTER ASSEMBLY - An oil filter assembly (02-24-2011
20100096314Water filtering device - A water filtering device includes a casing having a first space defined therein and an inner part is received in the first space. The casing includes an inlet at top thereof and an outlet at a lower end thereof. The inner part includes a cover and an inner tube is located therein. A second space is defined between the inner tube and the inner periphery of the inner part. Filtering particles are received in the second space. The inner part includes apertures defined through a lower end thereof and communicating with the first and second spaces. Water enters into the first space form the inlet and enters into the second space via the apertures and is filtered by the filtering particles. The filtered water flows over the open top of the inner tube and enters into the inner tube and flows out from the outlet of the casing.04-22-2010
20120138522Device For A Biological Liquid Treatment Installation - The invention concerns a device comprising a base; a circuit comprising a bag comprising two flexible films and conveying network connectors, and a press (06-07-2012
20110049034MODULAR CROSS-FLOW FILTRATION SYSTEM - A filtration system (03-03-2011
20110089098BUOYANT WASTEWATER AERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A buoyant wastewater aeration apparatus includes a buoyant float pod and at least one air conduit leg removably attached at a leg input end to a respective air supply outlet. The float pod further includes a leg-retainer structure that accommodates efficient engagement/dis-engagement of the air conduit leg at a known region of the leg. The leg-retainer structure may be in the form of a resilient clamp having an open end for removably engaging the known region of the leg. Alternatively, the leg may have attached thereto in the known region thereof a leg retainer-engaging structure that surrounds the leg, wherein the leg-retainer structure is a non-resilient split-ring having a given shape and dimension. The split space has a dimension sufficient for the leg diameter to pass through. The leg-retainer structure and the leg retainer-engaging structure have complimentary shapes and dimensions that provide a removable, engagement of the leg retainer-engaging structure concentrically within the leg-retainer structure. When the leg retainer-engaging structure is concentrically engaged within the leg-retainer structure, the leg's air input end is connectably aligned with the air supply outlet. An associated method for servicing the apparatus without removing the apparatus from the working environment is disclosed.04-21-2011
20120211408Extended Area Filter With Internal Support Structures - An extended area filter is provided. The extended area filter has sheets of a filter media configured for increased filter media surface area. A plurality of filter media tubes are position in a concentric arrangement about a longitudinal axis of the filter, defining annular inlet volumes and annular outlet volumes, the annular inlet volumes receiving an unfiltered fluid, and the outlet volumes receiving a filtrate passed through the tubes of filter media. Internal support elements suitable for placement within the outlet volumes are also provided. A filter apparatus configured for filtering a contaminated fluid and employing extended area filters of the invention is also provided.08-23-2012
20120160755CYLINDRICAL CARTRIDGE FILTER WITH DETACHABLE CORE - 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.06-28-2012
20100206795DISTRIBUTOR FOR DOMESTIC WATER FILTERS - A generally cylindrical hub with a vertical axis has a bottom and a top and a side wall. The side wall has a plurality of circumferentially spaced radial extending minor cavities. The top has an axial aperture forming a major cavity. A vertically extending hollow cylindrical tube has a lower end received by and supported by the axial aperture. A plurality of generally cylindrical hollow arms extend radially in a common horizontal plane. Each cylindrical arm has a closed exterior end and an interior end received by and supported by an associated radial minor cavity. Each cylindrical arm has a plurality of rows of perforations for the flow of a fluid through the cylindrical tube, the hub, the arms and the rows of perforations.08-19-2010
20100206794MELT FILTER - A melt filter, for the purification of plastic melts, particularly dispensed from extruders, comprises a housing (08-19-2010
20100206796FILTER DEVICE FOR FLUIDS, PARTICULARLY HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, LUBRICATING OILS, AND FUELS - The invention relates to a filter device for fluids, particularly hydraulic or lubricating oils, having a filter element (08-19-2010
20110180471METHOD FOR MAKING A BAG FILTER HOUSING - A spinning method for making a seamless filter housing 07-28-2011
20120168365FILTER DEVICE - A filter may include ac over defining a chamber and an annular filter element arranged within the chamber. The filter may also include a housing and at least one intermediate piece arranged between the cover and the housing when the cover is screwed to the housing. An inlet duct may be in communication with an untreated side of the filter element and an outlet duct may be in communication with clean side of the filter side of the filter element and an outlet duct may be in communication with a clean side of the filter element. A drainage duct may be arranged in the housing for draining the chamber during removal of the cover. A closure device may be arranged in the intermediate piece and have a closure element configured to close the drainage duct.07-05-2012
20100051530Flexible Filter With Continuously Extruded Profile Frame - A filter pack is formed of a pleated filter section and a channel that forms a frame. The filter section may be formed of a non-woven polymer material which has been pleated. The filter section may have edge banding along at least a portion of its periphery. The filter section may be retained in the frame by an adhesive. One or more filter sections may be combined to form a filter pack. The frame may be continuously formed from an extruded plastic which may be folded to provide a one, two, three or four part frame. The frame may be provided with living hinge and mechanical locking features. A foldable edge band may be provided to allow the joining of multiple filter sections into larger filter packs.03-04-2010
20100051528Seal Improvement for Lube Filter - A filter for applications such as a lube filter for a large medium speed diesel engine application lube system is provided in which the open end cap carries three different seals including two radial seals that seal radially against a stem pipe in an axial abutment face and a seal gasket that seals against a mounting face of the housing. One of the radial seals is more reliable than the other while the other of the radial seals acts as a redundant backup and safety in the event that there is an improper installation or damage to the other seal as a result thereof.03-04-2010
20100051529DIALYZER CARTRIDGE MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT FOR A HEMODIALYSIS SYSTEM - A dialyzer mount arranged to support a plurality of differently sized and/or shaped dialyzer units and to accommodate different distances between dialysate connections on the dialyzer units. The dialyzer mount, which may be located on a front panel of the dialysis unit, may include a pair of flange portions that are each arranged to engage with a respective dialysate quick-connect fitting connected to a dialysate port of the dialyzer. Each flange portion may be arranged to engage with a groove on the quick connect fitting that is located between a portion of the base of the quick connect fitting and a slide element of the quick connect fitting. One flange portion may include an adjustable support that is moveable, e.g., in a vertical direction.03-04-2010
20120255896Liquid Separating Drum, Separator Provided With Such a Drum, And Kit For Assembling The Same - A liquid separating drum (10-11-2012
20100012568FUEL CARTRIDGE - Provided is a fuel cartridge in which a liquid fuel is not lost in storage, in which a follower is prevented from being deformed and separating even when heavy vibration is exerted onto the fuel cartridge to make it possible to stably supply the liquid fuel directly to a fuel cell main body, in which in particular, even when a volume of a liquid fuel is big and a cartridge diameter is large, the liquid fuel can stably be supplied directly to a fuel cell main body and which is suited to a small-sized fuel cell. It is a fuel cartridge detachably connected with a fuel cell main body and assumes the following constitution; that is, the fuel cartridge is equipped with a fuel-storing vessel 01-21-2010
20100270226APPARATUS FOR SUPPORT OF A MEMBRANE FILTER - A removable clamp, for supporting a membrane filter, includes connected and opposing walls. A locking feature, which may be connected to an end of one of the walls, engages and disengages a terminal end of the other wall. When the filter is inserted between the opposing walls of the clamp, and the locking feature engages the terminal end of the other wall, an inner surface of each of the opposing walls is secured against corresponding major surfaces of the inserted filter, in order to support the filter without extending over vent holes of the filter.10-28-2010
20120248021IN-TANK FLUID FILTER WITH PLASTIC RETAINER - An in-tank fluid filter has a filter body made of porous material and a plastic outlet port attached to the filter body for connecting the filter to a pump. A plastic retainer is integrally formed on the outlet port, the retainer comprising a tab extending in a plane perpendicular to the flow axis, the tab having a first surface proximate the pump and a second surface remote from the pump, the tab having an aperture extending from the first surface to the second surface with an effective cross-section at the first surface that is larger than the post cross-section and that is reduced toward the second surface to an effective cross-section that is smaller than the post cross-section.10-04-2012
20120248022DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING A FILTRATION MEDIUM - A device for processing a porous filtration medium has a holding part that can be mounted on a lower part with the porous filtration medium. An outer wall of the holding part can be positioned outside a surface, of the filtration medium, and a fixing edge arranged in the holding part can be positioned on an edge of the filtration medium. The holding part has a filtration support which, on its side facing away from the filtration medium, is connected to an outlet for reverse flushing.10-04-2012
20120312730Filter Block Having A Hollow Center - A bottle comprises a cap, a reservoir having an open top closeable by the cap, and a filter holder that houses a filter, the filter holder being coupled to the cap such that a liquid in the reservoir is filtered by the filter as the liquid is being consumed, and the filter is fluidly decoupled from the reservoir when the cap is disengaged from the reservoir. Preferred filters can be constructed out of high reactivity carbon mixture, activated carbon, iodinated resin, combinations thereof, or any other suitable compositions for filtering water or other liquids, and can be molded into any suitable size and shape. Preferred filter holder can have a top portion and a bottom portion that couple together via a snap fitting, mating threads, or any suitable means, which allow access to the filter, and which have numerous vents that allow liquid to freely flow through the filter.12-13-2012
20120312729APPARATUS, METHOD AND KIT FOR RETROFITTING AN INDOOR WATER DISPENSER OF AN EXISTING REFRIGERATOR - Apparatuses, methods and systems for retrofitting an indoor water dispenser of an existing refrigerator having a water outlet with one or more components to provide secondary water conditioning to dispense an enhanced beverage using water from the water outlet of the indoor water dispenser are provided.12-13-2012
20120312728Leveling Hold-Down Mechanism for Lateral Screens - A mechanism levels and holds down lateral screens on a basin floor having drop pipes. Support plates fit underneath the lateral screens along their length, and bolts on the ends of these support plates can be used to level the screens. Anchor bolts are affixed to the basin floor using known techniques along and between the various screens. Hold-down bars then fit on these anchor bolts and are held by washers and nuts. Ends of these bars hold against the edges of the plates and the sides of the screens to hold them against the basin floor.12-13-2012
20090020469Horizontal ore filter with replaceable filter elements - The horizontal ore filter has a plurality of filter elements covering the circular filter surface thereof and a sub-frame supporting the filter surface. In one aspect, each filter element has a longitudinal concave curvature therein. In another aspect, each sector frame has side flanges thereon. The sub-frame has a plurality of T-bars extending radially along the circular filter surface and each one of these T-bars supports the side edges of two adjacent filter elements. Upon installation of the filter elements to the sub-frame, the sector frames are held tight against the T-bars to ensure a good seal between adjacent filter elements and between each filter element and the sub-frame of the machine.01-22-2009
20090020468END-CAP ASSEMBLY WITH PUMP HOSE FOR A FILTER AND FILTER COMPRISING SUCH AN END-CAP ASSEMBLY - An end-cap assembly (01-22-2009
20120261322WATER FILTERING DEVICE - A water filtering device includes a filter element and telescopically interconnected inner and outer cylinder units. Each of the inner and outer cylinder units has an open inner end and a closed outer end. A first space is formed in the inner cylinder unit. The filter element is disposed within the inner cylinder unit, and is adjacent to the inner end of the inner cylinder unit so as to define a second space between the filter element and the outer cylinder unit. The outer cylinder unit is movable on the inner cylinder unit, such that the outer ends of the inner and outer cylinder units are moved toward each other, thereby forcing water to flow from the second space into the first space through the filter element.10-18-2012
20110120928EASY CHANGE FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM - A filter head including a lid extending along a central axis. The lid includes a filter bowl receptacle positioned coaxially about the central axis, a central receptacle positioned coaxially within the filter bowl receptacle, and an intermediate receptacle positioned coaxially between the central receptacle and the filter bowl receptacle. A conduit portion connects to the lid and extends along another axis that is normal to the central axis of the lid. The conduit portion includes a first pathway extending between the first end and the filter bowl receptacle, a second pathway extending between the first end and the central receptacle, a third pathway extending between the second end and the central receptacle, and a fourth pathway extending between the second end and the intermediate receptacle. Couplings allow the filter head to be pivoted about the central axis of the conduit portion.05-26-2011
20100326898Water filter with softener and residual hardness stabilizer - The present invention relates to a water filter for water-conveying equipment, in particular domestic appliances or appliances for preparing food and/or drinks such as automatic drinks machines, in particular automatic coffee machines, drinking water dispensers, cooking and baking appliances, steam appliances, in particular steam irons, steam cleaners, high pressure cleaners, air purifiers and air conditioners or the like, with a housing filled with filter material. The water filter is distinguished according to the invention in that a combination of a softener and a residual hardness stabilizer is provided as the filter material.12-30-2010
20120261323FILTER APPARATUS WITH TORQUE LIMITING MECHANISM - A filter apparatus is described that has a torque limiting device, which may be a clutch mechanism, and which provides a protective function for a filter, so as to protect a filter from being over tightened and to thereby prevent damage to filter components. The clutch mechanism can also eliminate or reduce the need for torque measurement of certain filter components. The clutch mechanism can be located on one of the fluid filter, a filter head which engages the fluid filter, or a combination of both the fluid filter and the filter head.10-18-2012
20110024343METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONNECTING FILTER CARTRIDGE TO FILTER COVER BY USING INTERMEDIARY ELEMENT - A method of connecting filter cartridge 02-03-2011
20110036765CLEAN WATER FILTER ASSEMBLY OF REFRIGERATOR - Disclosed is a clean water filter of a refrigerator, comprising: a clean water filter allowing water flowed into the refrigerator to be cleaned; a filter head to which the clean water filter is detachably coupled; a rotation cover rotatably coupled to the filter head and provided to receive at least a portion of the clean water filter and filter head; and a rotation part formed on a side of the filter head and allowing the rotation cover to be rotated with respect to the filter head, wherein the rotation cover rotates centering on a shaft parallel to the length direction of the clean water filter. With the present embodiment, the radius of rotation of the rotation cover is formed to be small, making it possible to minimize interference between the rotation cover and the stored goods.02-17-2011
20110036764REPLACEABLE HOLLOW FIBER MEMBRANE FILTER DEVICE - A replaceable hollow fiber membrane filter device comprising an upper cap, a lower cap, and a cartridge. The cartridge has multiple hollow fiber membrane bundles inside, and an upper and a lower membrane tube covers which are used to fix two ends of hollow fiber membrane bundles. The bottom of each hollow fiber membrane bundle has a lower membrane lagging; the top of each hollow fiber membrane bundle has an upper membrane lagging which extends outward to make a flow way; on the lower membrane tube cover there has multiple slots which conjugate with the fringe of the lower membrane lagging, and on the upper membrane tube cover there has multiple sockets which conjugate with the fringe of the upper membrane lagging, and both are seal-connected by a disassembling structure. The upper end and the lower end of each hollow fiber membrane bundle respectively goes through the upper and the lower membrane lagging, and is mounted inside the upper and the lower membrane tube cover, and seal-connected by disassembling structure. Therefore, the present invention may provide a method of replacement or cleaning single hollow fiber membrane bundle instead of replacing whole filter device, so the cost is down.02-17-2011
20120267300Hydraulic Filter with One-Piece Input End Cap - A hydraulic filter includes a canister extending along the longitudinal axis. A closed end cap is at one end of the canister for closing one end thereof. A removable filter element is contained within the canister and a modular one-piece input end cap is at an end of the canister. The one-piece input end cap includes a hydraulic input chamber and a hydraulic output chamber which can be positioned in any one of three mutually perpendicular directions. The one-piece input end cap also allows for sensors to be positioned in any one of three mutually perpendicular directions. In addition, the one-piece input end cap can be utilized in base-ported or top-ported configurations while also allowing for side-to-side or side-to-end configurations.10-25-2012
20100230342Filter Element for Liquid Filters and Liquid Filter - The invention concerns a filter element as well as a liquid filter wherein the filter element is axially insertable into the filter housing (09-16-2010
20120298571Pressure Resistant Filter Cartridge - A fuel filter cartridge includes a housing having first and second shell sections. The shell sections are generally symmetric about a cartridge axis and joined together. The first shell section has a convex-shape when viewed from a side and includes an end portion, a cylindrical side wall portion, and a transition portion connecting the side wall portion to the end portion. The end portion has an end surface forming a cartridge opening coaxial with the cartridge axis. The transition portion has a radius of 0.125-1.125 inches. A filter having at least one filter element is disposed within the housing.11-29-2012
20120318725Portable Quick Fit Filter Assembly - A portable table top filter assembly including a filter housing enveloping a filter having an inlet and an outlet for the fluid; a flat bottomed filter base having an inlet port and an outlet port communicating with the inlet and outlet of the filter housing and a protruding rim having connectors on an outside surface of the rim recessed from the main body of the filter base, an inlet entry port at a bottom section of the filter base for connecting to a fluid source and communicating with the inlet port of the filter base, an outlet exit port connecting to a fluid delivery device and communicating with the outlet port of the filter base; and, a filter locking ring locking the filter housing to the filter base when a connector at the filter locking ring connects with the connector at the filter base.12-20-2012
20110247973EXFILTRATION APPARATUS - An exfiltration apparatus for removing contaminants from a fluid includes a housing, a filter portion positioned within the housing, and a particulate collecting member. The housing defines a fluid flow path extending from a fluid inlet disposed on a first side of the housing to a fluid outlet disposed on a second side of the housing. The particulate collecting member is disposed within the housing between the fluid inlet and the filter portion. The particulate collecting member includes a recessed particulate collecting portion proximate the filter portion and a raised apertured portion proximate the fluid inlet. Fluid flowing along the fluid flow path passes through the particulate collecting member and through the filter portion before exiting through the fluid outlet.10-13-2011
20120279916FILTER CARTRIDGE WITH ANTI-DRIP FEATURE - A filter cartridge is disclosed comprising a housing comprising a terminal end, a connective end, and a longitudinal axis, the connective end comprising a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The filter cartridge further comprises a filtration media disposed within the housing between the terminal end and the connective end and fluidly connecting the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet. One of the fluid inlet or the fluid outlet comprises one or more anti-drip capillary channels, the transverse cross-section of the anti-drip capillary channels being elongate in at least one direction.11-08-2012
20120279915FILTER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE - A filter holder is disclosed comprising a base for supporting the filter holder on a work surface, a tilting mechanism attached to the base, and a holder arm attached to the tilting mechanism at a tilt axis. The holder arm comprises a base end and a distal end and is tiltable about the tilt axis to a service position and an ergonomic loading position.11-08-2012
20120279914FILTER CARTRIDGE WITH A POSITIONING CYLINDER FOR HOLDING FILTER ELEMENT IN PLACE - A filter cartridge includes a housing, a lid, a filter element and a positioning cylinder. The lid is provided for covering an opening of the housing. The filter element is disposed in the housing. The positioning cylinder together with the filter element is disposed in the housing and defining a passageway for reception of the filter element. Further, the positioning cylinder includes a plurality of bulging portions disposed about the passageway and each protruding toward a centerline axis of the passageway. The bulging portions of the positioning cylinder have their highest points equally spaced apart from the centerline axis of the passageway.11-08-2012
20130020248Toroidal Filter Vessel System - Embodiments of the invention provide a filter vessel including a housing with an inlet and an outlet, a toroidal-shaped inlet manifold, and a plurality of inlet channels. The toroidal-shaped inlet manifold is in fluid communication with the inlet and is positioned along a circumference of the housing, and the plurality of inlet channels are in fluid communication with the toroidal-shaped inlet manifold.01-24-2013
20130020247FILTER UNIT FOR AN EXTRUDER SYSTEM AND FILTER ARRANGEMENT AND ASSOCIATED SIEVE CHANGING DEVICE FOR AN EXTRUDER SYSTEM WITH A FILTER UNIT OF THIS TYPE - A filter unit for an extruder system has an outer support body, which is hollow cylindrical and limits an interior. A plurality of outer through-openings open into the interior. An outer filter element is arranged on the support body in the region of the outer through-openings. An inner support body with a plurality of inner through-openings is arranged in the interior. An inner filter element is arranged on the inner support body in the region of the inner through-openings. Using the filter unit according to the invention, a low differential pressure of a plastics material melt to be filtered can be achieved as both the outer filter element and the inner filter element provide a corresponding filter area.01-24-2013
20120325732Water filter cartridge system having a combined blending valve system in the candle and adjusting device in the head - The present invention relates to a water filter, having a filter head and an interchangeable filter cartridge, with a blend-adjusting element which is located on the filter cartridge. The water filter is distinguished in that during the operation of installing the interchangeable filter cartridge in the filter head, the blend-adjusting element is positioned together with the filter cartridge on the filter head via adjustable or fixed drivers. In a further embodiment, the water filter is distinguished in that an adjusting device comprises an untreated-water distribution element arranged in or on the filter head and a partial-flow channel guiding element which is complementary with respect thereto and is arranged in or on the filter cartridge.12-27-2012
20120091051Filter Having Drain Valve With Mechanical Lock - A filter with a drain valve is provided. The drain valve mounts within an opening of a housing of the filter. The drain valve has a knob mounted to a valve member thereof. At least one locking structure is disposed between the knob and the valve member to mechanically lock the knob to the valve member. Such a configuration reduces the likelihood that the knob will become inadvertently dislodged during operation.04-19-2012
20120285876FILTER MANIFOLD MOUNT - A filter assembly including a canister with an open end; a filter element located within the canister, and an annular mount for attaching the canister to a manifold. The mount can include i) a central flow passage, ii) at least one flow passage disposed radially outward and fluidly separate from the central flow passage, and iii) one or more through-bores between the central flow passage and the periphery of the mount receiving a plurality of threaded fasteners for attaching the mount to a surface of a manifold. An annular first seal located around the central flow passage and an annular second seal located around the periphery of the mount fluidly seal the mount to the manifold. The mount further includes a peripheral threaded portion for cooperating with corresponding threads on the canister for enabling the canister to be removably attached to the mount.11-15-2012
20120285877Sintered Fiber Filter - Sintered fiber filters are provided that can afford high particle capture efficiency and/or low pressure drop during operation, and are useful in applications such as semiconductor processing. The shape of at least a portion of the individual fibers (e.g., metal fibers) used to make the filter have a three-dimensional aspect, which allows for a low packing density and high porosity filtration media. Certain filters have a cylindrical or tube-like shape with tapered ends of higher density. Methods of making such filters, for example, using axial pressing, are also described.11-15-2012
20100176046FILTRATION SYSTEM WITH A DUAL SEALING RING FILTER BASKET AND/OR A DUAL SEALING RING COLLAR FOR A FILTER ELEMENT - Filter basket assemblies (07-15-2010
20100170840COLLAPSIBLE COLANDER & BOWL - A collapsible container consists of three parts: a rigid top rim, a flexible center band, and a rigid base. This combination of sections allows the container to easily collapse to about one-third of its original height. The container is also quite stable when expanded and is self-supporting. In various embodiments of the invention, for example, the upper rim may be expandable, the base may include holes or mesh to serve as a colander or strainer, or the base may be configured as a tube to function as a funnel.07-08-2010
20120138521Plastic Filters of Irrigation Systems - Invention is about improvements that are made in water redirecting, disk cleaning systems and sealing of filters which are used in irrigation systems for filtering contaminants at solid state in the water. Water leakage is prevented by separate usage of seal and o-ring as sealing between body and container. Another problem is solved by design of fixed stream director apparatus. To prevent disc moving from their axis during screw releasing of upper cap, a cap was designed and easy disc cleaning attained by same dimension of inner diameters of movable cap and disc holder.06-07-2012
20130008842CATCH BASIN INSERT - A screen system having a body with a frame, the frame having a bottom member, a top member; a plurality of vertical members coupled to the bottom member and the top member; a plurality of vertical bypass members coupled to the top member; and a top coupled to the plurality of vertical bypass members; wherein a screen having a plurality of openings is coupled to the bottom member, the top member and the plurality of vertical members to form a containment portion.01-10-2013
20130020245DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF WASTE LIQUID - A waste liquid treatment apparatus with enhanced treatment capacity for a pre-treatment facility of a liquid radwaste treatment system for a nuclear power plant. The waste liquid treatment apparatus includes: a water tank into which a waste liquid is introduced and from which filtered permeated water is discharged; a waste liquid introduction section through which waste liquid is introduced into the water tank; submerged membranes annularly disposed and spaced apart from each other for filtering foreign substances from the waste liquid; a permeated water suctioning section suctioning the filtered water of the waste liquid and discharging the filtered water outside the water tank; an air supplying section supplying compressed air to the submerged membranes to remove foreign substances; and a porous support plate supporting the submerged membranes.01-24-2013
20130020246Filter Vessel Assembly and Related Methods of Use - Improved filter vessel assemblies for filtering fluids in fluid systems (e.g., industrial and/or commercial systems) are provided. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for advantageous filter vessel assemblies that include a releasable locking assembly for a removable filter member (e.g., a filter bag). The present disclosure provides for improved systems/designs for easily securing and/or unsecuring removable filter members to or from a locking assembly of a filter vessel assembly. Improved, convenient, low-cost and/or effective systems and methods for easily securing and/or unsecuring removable filter members to or from a filter vessel assembly by utilizing advantageous locking assemblies associated with a supporting assembly or basket assembly of the filter vessel assembly are provided.01-24-2013
20130168305DEVICE FOR TREATING A LIQUID - A device for treating a liquid, including a container for collecting the liquid to be treated, including a first fastening unit which has the property that the unit develops a force of attraction under the action of a magnet or has the property of a magnet, and a cartridge for treating the liquid and which can be detachably fastened to the container, including a second fastening unit which has the property that the unit develops a force of attraction under the action of a magnet or has the property of a magnet. The first fastening unit and the second fastening unit interact such that the cartridge can be detachably fastened to the container.07-04-2013
20120241366Particulate and Bypass Filter and Locomotive Oil Lube Filtration System - A bypass filter cartridge is provided having a low efficiency filter element and a high efficiency filter element oriented in either parallel or series. The low efficiency filter element may comprise pleated filter sheet while the high efficiency filter element may include a tubular ring of depth media with considerable thickness or pleated media of varying types. The filter cartridge may be adapted and configured for use in specialized locomotive oil lubrication circuits with substantial benefit therein.09-27-2012
20080237113SPIN-ON FILTER CARTRIDGE - A spin-on filter cartridge (10-02-2008
20080237112HIGH PRESSURE CONNECT FITTING - An analytical instrument fitting assembly for coupling first and second analytical fluid conduits is provided. The fitting assembly includes a first fitting defining a central passage adapted to receive a first fluid conduit defining an internal diameter of no greater than 0.040 inch and a second fitting. The second fitting defines a central passage extending between first and second ends and is in fluid communication with the first fitting.10-02-2008
20080237111Removable Shield In An Engine Oil Strainer - An oil strainer assembly is used to filter oil in an internal combustion engine of an automotive vehicle. The oil strainer assembly includes a strainer element and a housing. The housing has a first shell and a second shell. The housing has an inlet formed in one of the first and second shells and an inlet formed in the other of the first and second shells. The strainer element is disposed between the first shell and the second shell for filtering debris from oil passing between the inlet and the outlet of the housing. Each of the first and second shells has an outer wall. The first shell having a first flange for retaining the outer wall of the second shell. The first shell further having an outwardly extending tab for retaining a portion of the outer wall of the second shell opposite the first flange. The tab being movable away from the outer wall of the second shell to allow removal of the outer wall of the second shell from the first flange of the first shell along a generally radial direction.10-02-2008
20080230463Density current baffle for a clarifier tank - A density current baffle for use in a clarifier tank maintains a first baffle portion having a lower end, an upper end and an intermediate central portion. The lower end of the baffle portion is coupled to a side wall of the clarifier tank and the upper end of the baffle portion is disposed, at a predefined angle, away from the side wall of the clarifier tank such that the first baffle portion slopes upwardly and away from the side wall.09-25-2008
20080223774Mounting device for a filter - A mounting device for a filter has a distributor and a connecting member. The distributor has a base and a tube. The base has a top surface, an annular surface, a tube mount formed in the top surface and an outlet formed radially in base and communicating with the tube mount. The tube is mounted in the base, communicates with the tube mount and has a proximal end, a distal end, an outer surface and multiple through holes formed through the outer surface of the tube. The connecting member is mounted on the distal end of the tube and has a sealing segment mounted on the distal end of the tube. Therefore, the mounting device can precisely position a filter element and prevent the filter element from damage.09-18-2008
20130134084FLUID FILTER - A fluid filter is disclosed herein, the fluid filter having a cylindrical body with a plurality of flutes disposed around its outer circumference, a cap coupled for rotation with the body having a plurality of projections disposed to engage the plurality of flutes, wherein the plurality of projections rotate past the plurality of flutes when a torque exceeding a threshold is applied to the cap.05-30-2013
20130134085FILTER TURNING MECHANISM - A filter turning mechanism is attached to an engine in proximity to a filter (such as an oil filter), and may be used to install or remove a filter by turning the filter. The filter turning mechanism contacts a filter, and rotates the filter when the filter turning mechanism is rotated with a tool. One implementation of the filter turning mechanism includes an inner drive gear and a filter drive mechanism. The inner drive gear normally spins freely within the filter drive mechanism, but when pushed into the filter drive mechanism with a suitable tool such as a ratchet extension, the inner drive gear engages the filter drive mechanism, thereby causing rotation of the inner drive gear to rotate the filter drive mechanism as well, which in turn rotates the filter.05-30-2013
20130098821WATER FILTRATION MODULE AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF - A water filtration module (04-25-2013
20110266205FUEL FILTER HAVING WATER DISCHARGE PIPE - The invention relates to a fuel filter (11-03-2011
20130126410SCREEN UNIT AND SCREEN CHANGER EQUIPPED WITH SAME - The purpose of the present invention is to provide a screen unit which allows for eliminating rigorous dimension control for preventing the short path phenomenon of material and which has cost advantages, and a screen changer equipped with the same.05-23-2013
20100288687KEYED FILTER ASSEMBLY - Disclosed is a unique filter assembly for ensuring replacement cartridge compatibility in filtration systems having replaceable filter cartridges with lugged mounting systems. One representative filter assembly includes a representative cartridge member having a body portion for enclosing filter media and a neck portion depending therefrom. The representative neck portion of the representative cartridge includes at least one axial inlet port for directing unfiltered fluid into the body portion and at least one axial outlet port for directing filtered fluid out of the body portion. The representative neck portion also has at least two representative lugs depending radially outwardly therefrom, wherein at least one lug defines a keyed surface formation.11-18-2010
20120255895WATER PURIFIER - A water purifier that performs back washing extremely effectively even when raw water contains a large amount of impurities includes an attachment main body including an inflow passage into which raw water from an inflow port flows, and first and second outflow passages through which water flows toward outflow ports; and a water purification main body that is attached rotatably to the attachment main body and includes a first flow passage, a second flow passage, and a third flow passage, a first filter member disposed between the first flow passage and the second flow passage and a second filter member disposed between the second flow passage and the third flow passage, wherein, when the attachment main body and the water purification main body are in a rotation position corresponding to a water purification mode, the first flow passage and the second flow passage communicate with the inflow passage and the first outflow passage, respectively, and when the attachment main body and the water purification main body are in a rotation position corresponding to aback washing mode, the third flow passage and the first flow passage communicate with the inflow passage and the second outflow passage, respectively, whereby the first filter member is back washed.10-11-2012
20100307965FILTER MODULE AND THE STRINGING THEREOF TO FORM A FILTER SYSTEM - A filter module comprising a pressure pipe and a membrane disposed therein, having connections for a fluid to be fed, preferably untreated water, and for filtrate and retentate to be discharged, characterized by a functional/connection unit which is fastened in one end of the pressure pipe and has an upper part and a lower part, wherein all of the connections are provided on the upper part, and flow ducts which are in communication with the connections pass through the lower part, wherein the pressure pipe and the membrane have provided thereinbetween an open annular space through which the fed fluid flows to the bottom side of the membrane, and wherein the pressure pipe has a closed bottom.12-09-2010
20120273406Filter With Ejection Mechanism - A filter system having a filter element ejection device is provided. Filter systems according to the present invention may include a filter element that includes an ejection receiver for receiving actuation action from an ejector of a filter housing. The ejector engages the ejection receiver when a user desires to eject the filter element from the filter housing. Typically, the ejector extends through the filter housing and axially ejects the filter element from the housing.11-01-2012
20110233128SEPARATOR ASSEMBLY - A novel separator assembly for a spiral flow reverse osmosis apparatus is provided. In one embodiment, the separator assembly comprises a central core element comprising at least two permeate exhaust conduits and not comprising a concentrate exhaust conduit. Each permeate exhaust conduit defines an exhaust channel and one or more openings allowing fluid communication between an exterior surface of the permeate exhaust conduit and the exhaust channel, said permeate exhaust conduits independently defining a cavity between said conduits. The cavity is configured to accommodate a first portion of a membrane stack assembly comprising at least one feed carrier layer, at least two permeate carrier layers, and at least two membrane layers. A first portion of the membrane stack assembly is disposed within the cavity, and a second portion of the membrane stack assembly is wound around the central core element and forms a multilayer membrane assembly disposed around the central core element.09-29-2011
20110233127PROFILED STRIP AND SEPARATING ASSEMBLY FORMED THEREFROM - A profiled strip for the installation in honeycomb-like separator packages and a honeycomb-like separator package formed by a plurality of profiled strips are described. The profiled strip has two long base sides and two connection sides. It is distinguished by the fact that a single groove connection portion is respectively arranged at the free ends of the connection sides and a single tongue connection portion is respectively arranged at the ends of the base sides that abut the connection sides, or vice versa. By this, corresponding separator packages can be assembled very simple.09-29-2011
20110233126Reverse Osmosis Pressure Vessel End Cap Assembly - A reverse osmosis pressure vessel end cap assembly includes a seal plate positioned within a pressure vessel shell, with one or more load plates positioned to retain the seal plate in position. A load ring is captured or expanded by the load plates to secure the load ring into a channel in the interior surface of the pressure vessel shell. The end cap assembly thus provides secure yet easily removable access to the pressure vessel, capable of withstanding the high pressures of a reverse osmosis filtration system. Various exemplary embodiments of the assembly are provided.09-29-2011
20110272340FILTER ASSEMBLY AND FILTER ELEMENT - A filter assembly includes a header, a bowl and a replaceable filter element. The bowl is indexed to have a single installed orientation with respect to the header. The filter element is keyed and indexed to both the bowl and the header, with index structures on the filter element engaging complementary coding structures on both the bowl and the header to define a single installed orientation of the filter element with respect to the filter assembly. The filter element lower end cap includes a notch and the filer media defines a longitudinal channel corresponding in position and configuration to the notch in the lower end cap. The lower end cap and channel in the filter media engage a protrusion inside the bowl. The bowl maintains angular orientation (prevents twisting) of the upper and lower end caps when the filter media is exposed to high differential pressures.11-10-2011
20110272339STRAINER DEVICE - A strainer device (11-10-2011
20130180906Filter Media Retainer Assembly - A filter system for filtering a liquid containing particles including a single media retainer plate having a top and bottom surface, and defining at least one hopper-shaped compartment having a sloped wall defining a slot spanning the top and bottom surfaces is disclosed. The plate also includes at least one baffle extending from the bottom surface and filter media disposed on the top surface. During a filtering operation of the filter system, the filter media captures the particles, such as dirt, from the liquid as the liquid passes through the filter media to an underdrain system. During a backwash operation of the filter system, the baffle is adapted to direct a backwash fluid in a vertical direction through the slot so that the backwash fluid actuates the filter media to scour the top surface of the plate and prevent the build-up of biological scaling on the plate.07-18-2013
20130153481FILTER SUPPORT MEMBER - A filter support member includes a plurality of core members and a hinge positioned between at least two of the plurality of core members. The hinge allows pivotal movement of the at least two core members relative to one another about a hinge axis associated with the hinge. The plurality of core members are positionable in an operational position to form a substantially cylindrical body and are further positionable in a stored position to form a substantially flat sheet. The substantially flat sheet occupies a volumetric envelope less than a volumetric envelope of the substantially cylindrical body.06-20-2013
20130153482Filter with Attachment Element - Described are embodiments of a filter that may include an outer housing, an inlet tube, an outlet tube, filter media and an attachment element attaching the filter media to one of the inlet and outlet tubes. Other embodiments describe methods of manufacturing a filter.06-20-2013
20130153480Water Filter With Inwardly Sloping Top - A filter cartridge and filter for a water bottle is presented. The filter cartridge has a top member with an inwardly sloped exterior surface and at least one opening. The top member is removeably coupled with a bottom member to form an enclosure for housing a filter. The bottom member also has an opening or inlet to allow water to pass through the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge also has an outer rim with a seal (e.g., a sealing ring, etc.). The filter can comprise a frustoconical shaped portion.06-20-2013
20110297606METHOD FOR FABRICATING DISCHARGE END CHUTE ARRANGEMENT OF A LIQUID-LIQUID EXTRACTION SETTLING TANK AND SAID CHUTE ARRANGEMENT - The subject of the invention is a method for fabricating the discharge end (12-08-2011
20110309010Filtering Unit - A filtering unit includes alternately arranged membranes and positioning rings. A seal is secured to each of the positioning rings. Each of the positioning rings includes an annular body, arched cutouts defined in an internal edge of the annular body, first and second engaging members formed on the annular body, and at least one slot defined in the annular body. Each of the first engaging members is located near an end of a related one of the arched cutouts. Each of the second engaging members is located near another end of a related one of the arched cutouts. The second engaging members can be engaged with the first engaging members of another positioning ring extending through the arched cutouts. Each of the seals includes two sealing portions extending on two opposite faces of the annular body and at least one connecting portion extending between the sealing portions through the slot.12-22-2011
20130186815FILTERS - A filter insert (07-25-2013
20130193054FILTER APPARATUS WITH EJECTION ARRANGEMENT - A filter cartridge including catches for ejecting the filter cartridge from a filter housing as the filter cartridge and filter housing are removed from a filter base is provided. The catches are configured to engage corresponding catches of the filter base to limit axial motion of the filter cartridge as the filter cartridge and filter housing are threadedly removed from the filter base.08-01-2013
20130193055INTERLOCK DEVICE - The current technology relates to an interlock device having a compression assembly and a fitting. The compression assembly has a first end, a second end, a locked position, and an unlocked position. A bayonet coupling defines the locked position of the compression assembly in a first position and defines the unlocked position of the compression assembly in a second position. A spring is compressibly disposed between the first compression assembly end and the second compression assembly end. The fitting is disposed on the second compression assembly end, and the fitting is configured to receive a filter receptacle. The compression assembly is configured to engage with a mating filter cartridge.08-01-2013
20130206669Filter Endcap With Integral Seal, Filter Assembly and Methods for Manufacturing the Same - A sub-assembly is disclosed. The sub-assembly includes an endcap connected to a seal member. The endcap includes a body, an outer circumferential lip connected to a first end of the body, and an inner circumferential lip body connected to a second end of the body. The inner circumferential lip body defines a groove. The inner circumferential lip body extends away from and beyond a top surface of the body and a lower portion extending away from and beyond a bottom surface of the body of the endcap. The seal member includes a body, and a circumferential lip connected to the body of the seal member. The body of the seal member includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface of the body of the seal member includes a recess. The inner circumferential lip body of the endcap is arranged within the recess of the seal member. A portion of a filter assembly is also disclosed. A method for manufacturing at least a sub-assembly of a filter assembly is also disclosed. A method for manufacturing at least a portion of a filter assembly is also disclosed.08-15-2013
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