US Patent No: 6,413,289

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Reverse flow air filter arrangement

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Abstract

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A reverse flow air filter arrangement is provided. The arrangement includes a filter element having first and second end caps, the second end cap having a central drainage aperture. A funnel shape on an interior surface of second end cap is used to direct moisture flow to the drainage aperture. The arrangement includes a housing in which the filter element is positioned, operatively, during use. Certain features in the housing facilitate moisture withdrawal from the filter element while also inhibiting interference with sealing between the a filter element and the housing.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DONALDSON COMPANY, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN762

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bartels, Dolan Cresco, IA 19 339
Crenshaw, Bruce Indianapolis, IN 17 330
Engel, Donald Francis Prior Lake, MN 17 408
Hacker, John Bloomington, MN 16 330
Harold, Don Prior Lake, MN 10 123

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Donaldson Company, Inc. (10)
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5,238,474 Filtration arrangement 121 1992
5,547,480 Cylindrical air filter with radially directed seal 166 1994
5,613,992 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 122 1994
5,690,712 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 55 1996
5,938,804 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 48 1997
5,897,676 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 126 1998
6,004,366 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 35 1998
6,258,145 Reverse flow air filter arrangement 25 1999
6,322,602 Reverse flow air filter arrangement 48 2001
 
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
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2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
 
PALL CORPORATION (2)
5,006,235 Barrier flange filter assembly including cover 23 1986
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WIX FILTRATION CORP. (2)
5,415,677 Air filters including filters configured for both radial and axial sealing 99 1993
5,487,767 Radially sealed air filters 112 1995
 
Allied Signal (1)
4,759,783 Sealing arrangement for inlet air filter 65 1987
 
BALDWIN FILTERS, INC. (1)
5,484,466 Air filter element with radial seal sealing gasket 146 1994
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
4,735,640 Air cleaner liquid drain and filter assembly 17 1987
 
MAEDA LIMITED (1)
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VILTER MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,764,191 Air filter 36 1987

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Donaldson Company, Inc. (17)
7,455,707 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 3 2003
7,070,642 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 33 2003
8,216,335 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and methods 2 2005
7,537,631 Filter cartridges; air cleaners; and methods 22 2005
7,524,349 Air cleaner; air filter cartridge and method of manufacturing 22 2006
7,662,203 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 26 2006
8,273,143 Air cleaner, replaceable filter cartridges, and methods 0 2007
8,414,675 Air cleaner; air filter cartridge and method of manufacturing 3 2008
8,292,984 Air cleaner arrangments with end support for cartridge; components; and, methods 4 2008
8,066,791 Air cleaner arrangements with internal and external support for cartridge; components; and, methods 7 2008
8,038,756 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 4 2008
7,981,186 Air cleaner; air filter cartridge and method of manufacturing 6 2009
8,361,181 Air cleaner assemblies; filter cartridges therefor; features; and, methods 1 2009
7,988,757 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 6 2010
8,545,588 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 0 2011
8,480,778 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 0 2011
8,394,166 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 3 2012
 
Kohler Co. (4)
8,052,780 Air cleaner assembly 2 2006
D632770 Cyclonic air cleaner housing 3 2008
8,585,805 Cyclonic air cleaner 0 2009
8,419,834 Air cleaner assembly 0 2010
 
BALDWIN FILTERS, INC. (3)
7,815,705 Air filter with composite end cap 0 2005
7,628,837 Air filter with composite end cap 1 2005
8,016,922 Air filter with composite end cap 0 2010
 
Donaldson Company, Pnc. (1)
8,460,425 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 0 2011

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