US Patent No: 7,537,631

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Filter cartridges; air cleaners; and methods

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Abstract

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The disclosure concern air cleaners. Preferred air cleaners are shown which include a housing and a removable and replacement primary filter cartridge. Optional and advantageous features are shown. The preferred primary filter cartridge is conical in shape. A preferred optional safety or secondary filter cartridge is shown. Preferred methods of assembly and use are provided.

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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
Finnerty, Carolyn J Bloomington, MN 49 1253
Gieseke, Steven Scott Richfield, MN 122 2632
Iddings, Douglas Lee Waconia, MN 22 224
Juliar, William M Coon Rapids, MN 26 499
LaVallee, Gregory Monticello, MN 13 122
Schrage, Kevin Spring Valley, MN 25 152
Scott, James R Chanhassen, MN 61 569

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Donaldson Company, Inc. (31)
4,211,543 Air cleaner with replaceable filter element 85 1978
4,350,509 Disposable air cleaner 62 1981
4,491,460 Air cleaner and deflecting intake tube 48 1983
4,720,292 Cylindrical air filter with lightweight housing and radially directed seal 167 1986
4,950,317 Air filter assembly and method of putting filter element in same 50 1989
5,082,476 Filtration arrangement and method 149 1990
5,547,480 Cylindrical air filter with radially directed seal 166 1994
5,613,992 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 122 1994
5,545,241 Air cleaner 50 1995
5,690,712 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 55 1996
5,938,804 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 48 1997
6,051,042 Air cleaner assembly 42 1997
D401306 Filter element 43 1997
6,099,606 Air filtration arrangements having spacer constructions 36 1998
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
6,419,718 Cover member and air cleaner construction; use; and, method of assembly 27 2000
6,485,535 Conically shaped air-oil separator 36 2000
6,652,614 Filter system; element configuration; and methods 48 2000
D471623 Safety filter element for engine air cleaner 28 2000
D477659 Air filter element for engine air cleaner 29 2000
D467654 Air filter element having attached cover member 26 2001
6,322,602 Reverse flow air filter arrangement 48 2001
6,413,289 Reverse flow air filter arrangement 25 2001
6,521,009 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 19 2001
D485339 Air filter element having attached cover member 15 2002
D481101 Filter element 22 2002
D513314 Filter element 18 2003
7,070,642 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 33 2003
6,837,920 Filter system; element configuration; and methods 24 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (24)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 3 2003
 
FILTERWERK MANN & HUMMEL GMBH (9)
5,071,456 Air filter with radially sealing filter insert 49 1990
5,120,337 Intake air filter for the internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle 45 1991
5,167,683 Intake air filter for the internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle 71 1991
5,736,040 Filter assembly including a reinforced radial seal 27 1994
5,741,421 Filter device 42 1995
5,730,769 Air filter with scaling bead freely movable in the radial direction 76 1995
5,893,937 Air filter especially for cleaning combustion air for internal combustion engines 53 1997
5,951,729 Filter for the air intake of an internal combustion engine 38 1998
6,602,308 Air filter 13 1999
 
NELSON INDUSTRIES, INC. (6)
6,149,700 Increased flow capacity filter 100 1999
6,436,162 Twist and lock filter housing with anti-rotation stop 40 2000
6,402,798 Twist and lock filter housing with nontorsional anti-rotation stop 67 2000
6,383,244 Filter with retained safety element 40 2000
6,416,561 Open flow filter with safety element 73 2000
6,398,832 High flow capacity filter 39 2001
 
AIR-MAZE CORPORATION (4)
4,349,363 Filter element ledge gasket 50 1980
5,605,555 Air/oil separator with interlocked flange 40 1995
5,755,842 Air cleaner having removable end cap 67 1997
5,800,581 Air cleaner having filter element integrally formed with housing end cap 73 1997
 
BALDWIN FILTERS, INC. (4)
5,484,466 Air filter element with radial seal sealing gasket 146 1994
5,685,985 Environmentally friendly filter cartridge 152 1995
5,919,279 Self contained heavy-duty air filter 21 1998
6,447,567 Air filter element with integral radial seal gasket 60 2001
 
PALL CORPORATION (4)
4,402,830 Corrugated filter element with external spiral tape support 154 1982
4,609,465 Filter cartridge with a connector seal 121 1984
5,290,445 Filtering apparatus 48 1993
5,605,625 Filter assembly 51 1995
 
AB Volvo (2)
5,160,519 Intake air filter for an internal combustion engine 28 1992
5,238,476 Filter device, particularly intake air filter device for combustion engines 19 1992
 
CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC. (2)
5,753,117 Replaceable filter element and snap-on filter lid assembly 45 1996
5,882,367 Rotatable sealed filter outlet 31 1997
 
POROUS MEDIA CORPORATION (2)
5,250,179 Compactable filter and compactable filter mounting means 63 1992
5,916,435 Conical coreless filter assembly and element 36 1997
 
TOYODA BOSHOKU CORPORATION (2)
5,755,844 Resin-made air cleaner 35 1995
5,720,790 Filter element 62 1996
 
Allied Signal (1)
5,064,458 Heavy duty air filter with multipurpose end seal 22 1990
 
Beecham Group p.l.c. (1)
4,853,394 N-('-B-hydroxyethylpiperid-4-yl esters and amides 52 1986
 
BHA ALTAIR, LLC (1)
5,632,791 Unitary filter cartridge 66 1994
 
BHA GROUP, INC. (1)
6,440,188 Air filter assembly capable of top and bottom loading 16 2000
 
DEERE & C0MPANY (1)
5,137,557 Suction air filter for combustion engines 42 1991
 
DEERE & COMPANY (1)
5,277,157 Mounting arrangement for an air cleaner 49 1993
 
DUSTEX CORPORATION (1)
4,955,996 Top loading dust collector 32 1989
 
ECIA - EQUIPEMENTS ET COMPOSANTS POUR L'INDUSTRIE AUTOMOBILE (1)
4,588,426 Air filter for internal combustion engine 30 1984
 
ELECTROLUX HOME CARE PRODUCTS LTD. (1)
6,558,453 Bagless dustcup 45 2001
 
FLEETGUARD, INC. (1)
6,585,838 Enhanced pleatability of meltblown media by ultrasonic processing 12 2000
 
Fram Corporation (1)
4,235,611 Air filter 22 1979
 
Life Systems, Inc. (1)
4,838,901 Lightweight filter 64 1988
 
MC CARROLL, GLENN G. (1)
4,488,889 Air cleaner tank 37 1983
 
MEMCOR, INC., A CORP. OF DE (1)
4,801,383 Selective twist filtration roving 25 1984
 
Nihon Schumacher Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,728,423 Plural cylindrical filter units with displacement support 32 1986
 
PLEATCO, LLC (1)
5,211,846 Replacement filter cartridge assembly 142 1990
 
PUROLATOR FACET, INC. (1)
5,045,192 Filter assembly with lockable lug means 55 1989
 
SIEMENS ELECTRIC LIMITED (1)
5,865,863 Combined air cleaner-resonator 58 1997
 
Societe Siebec (1)
5,601,717 Filter media cartridge 69 1995
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
5,442,721 Fiber-optic rotary joint with bundle collimator assemblies 29 1994
 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE (1)
5,112,417 Method of controlling the increase in potlife of propellants during processing 21 1991
 
Western Filter Corporation (1)
5,984,109 Filter assembly including a disposable coreless filter element 43 1997
 
WIX FILTRATION CORP. (1)
5,720,788 Air filter element and air filter assembly employing the filter element 29 1995
 
YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,227,898 Air cleaner 33 1979
 
YARDNEY CORPORATION (1)
4,495,072 Filter screen device 44 1983
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
4,222,755 Air filter arrangement to permit cleaning without removing element 49 1978
4,498,915 Air filters 31 1980
4,303,426 Automobile air filter having replaceable and readily disposable filter element 40 1980
4,764,191 Air filter 36 1987
5,118,417 High-strength disposable tube filter 51 1990
5,116,499 High-strength spin-on tube filter 34 1990

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Donaldson Company, Inc. (16)
8,216,335 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and methods 2 2005
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
8,404,029 Crankcase ventilation filter arrangments; components; and, methods 0 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
8,216,334 Air filter arrangement; assembly; and, methods 1 2008
7,927,396 Evacuation value arrangements; pulse jet air cleaner systems using same; and, method 1 2009
7,981,186 Air cleaner; air filter cartridge and method of manufacturing 6 2009
7,988,757 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 6 2010
8,262,762 Evacuation valve arrangements; pulse jet air cleaner systems using same; and, methods 0 2011
8,545,588 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 0 2011
8,480,778 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 0 2011
8,663,355 Air filter arrangement; assembly; and, methods 0 2012
8,394,166 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 3 2012
 
The Sy-Klone Company (3)
8,529,324 Powered air cleaning system and method of making same 0 2003
D691252 Filter cartridge for air cleaner 0 2011
8,657,928 Versatile compact air precleaner, air cleaning method and disposable air filter cartridge for air precleaner 0 2011
 
Donaldson Company, Pnc. (1)
8,460,425 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 0 2011
 
MANN+HUMMEL GMBH (1)
8,202,341 Filter 1 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D688364 Air freshener device 0 2011

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