Air filter with fine fiber and spun bonded media

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7316723
APP PUB NO 20070283808A1
SERIAL NO

11398922

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Disclosed are improved polymer materials. Also disclosed are fine fiber materials that can be made from the improved polymeric materials in the form of microfiber and nanofiber structures. The microfiber and nanofiber structures can be used in a variety of useful applications including the formation of filter materials.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Donaldson Company, Inc.MINNEAPOLIS, MN664

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chung, Hoo Y Bloomington, MN 21 777
Crofoot, Douglas G Burnsville, MN 22 973
Gogins, Mark A Roseville, MN 38 1886
Hall, John R B Burnsville, MN 14 563
Weik, Thomas M Deephaven, MN 37 1627

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5411576 Oily mist resistant electret filter media and method for filtering 131 1994
5496507 Method of charging electret filter media 199 1994
5472481 Oily mist resistant electret filter media 120 1995
5763078 Filter having corrugated nonwoven webs of polymeric microfiber 41 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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Nashua Corporation (1)
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WIX FILTRATION CORP. (1)
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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (1)
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ORACLE AMERICA, INC. (1)
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BBA GROUP PLC (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
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AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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Ciba-Geigy Corporation (1)
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AMERICAN FILTRONA CORPORATION (1)
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Donaldson Company, Inc. (18)
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5104537 High pressure hydraulic spin-on filter 103 1990
5082476 Filtration arrangement and method 183 1990
5203201 On-line web filtration efficiency test method 35 1991
5364456 Filtration arrangement and method 85 1993
5672399 Filter material construction and method 193 1995
5820646 Inline filter apparatus 293 1996
5853442 Bolt connector assembly having retainer ring construction and reduced diameter shank portion 34 1997
6171684 Filter material construction and method 101 1997
5954849 Filter element 59 1997
D425189 Combined filter element and frame therefor 139 1998
6123751 Filter construction resistant to the passage of water soluble materials; and method 52 1998
6090173 Air filter assembly for filtering air with particulate matter 54 1998
6673136 Air filtration arrangements having fluted media constructions and methods 195 2001
6716274 Air filter assembly for filtering an air stream to remove particulate matter entrained in the stream 46 2001
* 6743273 Polymer, polymer microfiber, polymer nanofiber and applications including filter structures 147 2001
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American Air Filter Company, Inc. (1)
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HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE COMPANY (1)
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GORE HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (1)
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Firma Carl Freudenberg (1)
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DYNIC CORPORATION (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
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DENDREON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
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KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION (1)
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KX TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
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UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
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SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, LLC (1)
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ALS Enterprises, Inc. (1)
6134718 Odor absorbing clothing 62 1999
 
Stout Medical Group, Inc. (1)
2003/0195,611 Covering and method using electrospinning of very small fibers 78 2002
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL (2)
4689186 Production of electrostatically spun products 89 1985
4842505 Apparatus for producing fibrous structures electrostatically 69 1987
 
PALL CORPORATION (2)
4340479 Process for preparing hydrophilic polyamide membrane filter media and product 236 1980
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TEIJIN LIMITED (1)
5633746 Magneto-optical recording medium 25 1995
 
NEENAH GESSNER GMBH (2)
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AVENT, INC. (1)
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RG Delaware, Inc. (1)
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
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Nicast Corporation Ltd. (1)
2002/0084,178 Method and apparatus for manufacturing polymer fiber shells via electrospinning 47 2001
 
STERLING CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
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HYDROMEDICA, LLC (1)
* 6855743 Reinforced, laminated, impregnated, and composite-like materials as crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel structures 51 2001
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (7)
5908598 Fibrous webs having enhanced electret properties 108 1995
5981038 Laminate preventing transmissions of viral pathogens 24 1995
6068799 Method of making electret articles and filters with increased oily mist resistance 42 1997
5919847 Composition useful for making electret fibers 60 1997
5968635 Fibrous webs useful for making electret filter media 62 1997
5976208 Electret filter media containing filtration enhancing additives 72 1997
6002017 Compounds useful as resin additives 52 1997
 
FREUDENBERG NONWOVENS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
4860382 Protective garment 50 1987
 
BLAUER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (1)
5466515 Weather protective fabric combination, outerwear constructed therefrom 18 1994
 
Nippondenso Co., Ltd. (1)
5993580 Process for manufacturing a filter element 37 1997
 
The Lubrizol Corporation (1)
* 2006/0231,487 Coated filter media 40 2005
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (4)
4476186 Ultrafine fiber entangled sheet and method of producing the same 66 1983
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BHA GROUP, INC. (1)
6110249 Filter element with membrane and bicomponent substrate 86 1999
 
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5863701 Polymers containing protected styrene and unprotected hydroxbenzyl (meth) acrylamides 32 1998
 
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (1)
6048661 Polymeric compounds, chemically amplified positive type resist materials and process for pattern formation 41 1998
 
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5800586 Composite filter media 57 1996
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Exxon Research and Engineering Company (1)
5269925 Filter comprising multiple layers of non-woven filter fabric of decreasing porosity 23 1992
 
EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION (1)
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AAF-McQuay Inc. (1)
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CUNO, INCORPORATED, A CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (1)
4915886 Method of manufacturing nylon microporous hollow fiber membrane 31 1988
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 23 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 23 2003
 
H-TECH, INC. (1)
5358638 Multiple layer filter bag including abrasion-resistant material 57 1993
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BHA Group (1)
* 2011/0016,838 HIGH PERFORMANCE GAS TURBINE INLET FILTER (HEPA) USING MEMBRANE MEDIA 5 2009
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
9200568 Inlet air filtration system with self-cleaning filter bag 0 2014
 
AVALON NANOFIBER LIMITED (2)
* 8303693 Nanofiber filter facemasks and cabin filters 1 2007
* 2008/0264,259 NANOFIBER FILTER FACEMASKS AND CABIN FILTERS 22 2007
 
Board of Regents of the University to Texas System (1)
8721319 Superfine fiber creating spinneret and uses thereof 0 2009
 
BHA ALTAIR, LLC (3)
8206481 HEPA (H-10) performance synthetic nonwoven and nanofiber composite filter media 1 2009
8262780 High performance gas turbine inlet filter (HEPA) using membrane media 6 2009
9120046 Filter media and filter device comprised thereof 0 2012
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (2)
7959703 Fluted filter with integrated frame 7 2008
* 2009/0320,423 Fluted Filter with Integrated Frame 10 2008
 
Donaldson Company, Inc. (12)
8118901 Fine fiber media layer 8 2009
* 2010/0064,645 FINE FIBER MEDIA LAYER 12 2009
8029588 Fine fiber media layer 8 2010
* 2011/0067,369 FINE FIBER MEDIA LAYER 44 2010
8366797 Fine fiber media layer 8 2011
8512431 Fine fiber media layer 3 2012
8721756 Filter construction for use with air in-take for gas turbine and methods 2 2012
9587328 Fine fibers made from polymer crosslinked with resinous aldehyde composition 0 2012
9435056 Fibers made from soluble polymers 0 2012
8709118 Fine fiber media layer 2 2013
9718012 Fine fiber media layer 0 2014
9474994 Filter media and elements 0 2014
 
BLACKBERRY LIMITED (1)
* 2007/0200,766 Adaptively tunable antennas and method of operation therefore 87 2007
 
BALDWIN FILTERS, INC. (19)
* 2006/0091,061 Filter assembly with sealing system 59 2004
* 2006/0091,064 Filter apparatus with separable seal support frame 71 2004
* 2007/0186,528 Fluted filter apparatus 43 2006
7753982 Filter with drained jacket, seal indicator/lock means, and seal baffle 19 2006
* 2008/0135,471 Method and apparatus for winding a filter element 10 2006
7909954 Method and apparatus for winding a filter media pack 3 2007
* 2008/0011,896 Method And Apparatus For Winding A Filter Media Pack 22 2007
9545593 Winding core pressure relief for fluted filter 0 2007
8277531 Filter element 4 2007
8048187 Filter frame attachment and fluted filter having same 6 2008
* 2010/0000,934 FILTER ASSEMBLY WITH SEALING SYSTEM 9 2009
7931725 Fluted filter apparatus 18 2009
8177877 Filter frame attachment and fluted filter having same 6 2011
8206625 Filter element 2 2011
8540790 Filter element 0 2012
8551375 Filter element 0 2013
D786935 Filter element 0 2015
D794082 Filter element 0 2017
D793453 Filter element 0 2017
 
CLARCOR INC. (7)
8777599 Multilayer apparatuses and methods for the production of microfibers and nanofibers 2 2012
8778240 Split fiber producing devices and methods for the production of microfibers and nanofibers 0 2012
8709309 Devices and methods for the production of coaxial microfibers and nanofibers 1 2012
8658067 Apparatuses and methods for the deposition of microfibers and nanofibers on a substrate 0 2012
8647540 Apparatuses having outlet elements and methods for the production of microfibers and nanofibers 0 2012
8647541 Apparatuses and methods for the simultaneous production of microfibers and nanofibers 0 2012
9394627 Apparatuses having outlet elements and methods for the production of microfibers and nanofibers 0 2015
 
HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE COMPANY (12)
8608817 Meltblown filter medium 7 2008
* 2009/0120,048 Meltblown Filter Medium 14 2008
8986432 Meltblown filter medium, related applications and uses 1 2009
* 2010/0000,411 MELTBLOWN FILTER MEDIUM, RELATED APPLICATIONS AND USES 11 2009
8679218 Filter media with a multi-layer structure 4 2010
8950587 Filter media suitable for hydraulic applications 0 2010
* 2011/0079,553 FILTER MEDIA SUITABLE FOR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS 11 2010
* 2011/0147,976 MELTBLOWN FILTER MEDIUM 12 2010
9149748 Multi-layered filter media 0 2013
9694306 Filter media including polymer compositions and blends 0 2013
9283501 Filter media with a multi-layer structure 1 2014
9149749 Pre-coalescing multi-layered filter media 0 2014
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (7)
* 2009/0326,128 FIBERS AND METHODS RELATING THERETO 7 2008
8231378 Superfine fiber creating spinneret and uses thereof 0 2009
* 2009/0280,325 METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MAKING SUPERFINE FIBERS 20 2009
* 2009/0280,207 SUPERFINE FIBER CREATING SPINNERET AND USES THEREOF 12 2009
* 2009/0269,429 SUPERFINE FIBER CREATING SPINNERET AND USES THEREOF 17 2009
* 2009/0232,920 SUPERFINE FIBER CREATING SPINNERET AND USES THEREOF 19 2009
8828294 Superfine fiber creating spinneret and uses thereof 0 2012
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