Filter cartridges; air cleaners; and methods

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

7537631

APP PUB NO

20060086075A1

SERIAL NO

11210914

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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, MN649

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Finnerty, Carolyn J Bloomington, US 35 1840
Gieseke, Steven Scott Richfield, US 86 3853
Iddings, Douglas Lee Waconia, US 13 536
Juliar, William M Coon Rapids, US 16 830
LaVallee, Gregory Monticello, US 10 286
Schrage, Kevin Spring Valley, US 27 391
Scott, James R Chanhassen, US 54 997

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8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
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8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8320995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
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* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D688364 Air freshener device 3 2011
 
CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC. (2)
8828114 Filter element with features to improve pre-cleaning performance, sealing, and structural support 0 2011
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Donaldson Company, Inc. (37)
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* 8292984 Air cleaner arrangments with end support for cartridge; components; and, methods 24 2008
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8038756 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 19 2008
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8663355 Air filter arrangement; assembly; and, methods 1 2012
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8784523 Air cleaner replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 3 2012
8814973 Air cleaner arrangements with end support for cartridge; components; and, methods 3 2012
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8702831 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 3 2013
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8852309 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 8 2013
9238189 Air cleaner arrangements with internal and external support for cartridge; components; and, methods 0 2013
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9289712 Air filter arrangements; assemblies; and, methods 0 2014
9039802 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 1 2014
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9353658 Crankcase ventilation filter assembly; components; and methods 1 2014
9353657 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 0 2014
 
BALDWIN FILTERS, INC. (2)
D717420 Air filter element with lid 4 2013
D763426 Filter element 0 2015
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
8714142 Crankcase ventilation filter assembly; components; and methods 1 2008
 
Donaldson Company, Pnc. (1)
8460425 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 10 2011
 
THE SY-KLONE COMPANY (8)
8529324 Powered air cleaning system and method of making same 4 2003
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D691252 Filter cartridge for air cleaner 9 2011
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D768277 Filter cartridge for air cleaner 0 2015
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MANN+HUMMEL GMBH (6)
* 8202341 Filter 2 2009
* 2009/0241,489 FILTER 0 2009
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