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, MN620

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Finnerty, Carolyn J Bloomington, US 35 1748
Gieseke, Steven Scott Richfield, US 86 3659
Iddings, Douglas Lee Waconia, US 13 502
Juliar, William M Coon Rapids, US 16 780
LaVallee, Gregory Monticello, US 10 263
Schrage, Kevin Spring Valley, US 27 348
Scott, James R Chanhassen, US 54 947

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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4,303,426 Automobile air filter having replaceable and readily disposable filter element 50 1980
4,764,191 Air filter 48 1987
5,118,417 High-strength disposable tube filter 62 1990
5,116,499 High-strength spin-on tube filter 45 1990
 
SIEMENS ELECTRIC LIMITED (1)
5,865,863 Combined air cleaner-resonator 71 1997
 
Air-Maze Corporation (4)
4,349,363 Filter element ledge gasket 60 1980
5,605,555 Air/oil separator with interlocked flange 53 1995
5,755,842 Air cleaner having removable end cap 92 1997
5,800,581 Air cleaner having filter element integrally formed with housing end cap 90 1997
 
Filterwerk Mann & Hummel GmbH (9)
5,071,456 Air filter with radially sealing filter insert 60 1990
5,120,337 Intake air filter for the internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle 60 1991
5,167,683 Intake air filter for the internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle 88 1991
5,736,040 Filter assembly including a reinforced radial seal 38 1994
5,741,421 Filter device 53 1995
5,730,769 Air filter with scaling bead freely movable in the radial direction 97 1995
5,893,937 Air filter especially for cleaning combustion air for internal combustion engines 72 1997
5,951,729 Filter for the air intake of an internal combustion engine 56 1998
* 6,602,308 Air filter 28 1999
 
WIX FILTRATION CORP. (1)
5,720,788 Air filter element and air filter assembly employing the filter element 39 1995
 
PALL CORPORATION (4)
4,402,830 Corrugated filter element with external spiral tape support 176 1982
4,609,465 Filter cartridge with a connector seal 143 1984
5,290,445 Filtering apparatus 59 1993
5,605,625 Filter assembly 62 1995
 
ALLIED-SIGNAL INC. (1)
5,064,458 Heavy duty air filter with multipurpose end seal 31 1990
 
YARDNEY CORPORATION (1)
4,495,072 Filter screen device 48 1983
 
DEERE & C0MPANY (1)
5,137,557 Suction air filter for combustion engines 55 1991
 
CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC. (2)
5,753,117 Replaceable filter element and snap-on filter lid assembly 60 1996
5,882,367 Rotatable sealed filter outlet 44 1997
 
TOYODA BOSHOKU CORPORATION (2)
5,755,844 Resin-made air cleaner 45 1995
5,720,790 Filter element 76 1996
 
Donaldson Company, Inc. (30)
4,350,509 Disposable air cleaner 77 1981
4,491,460 Air cleaner and deflecting intake tube 61 1983
4,720,292 Cylindrical air filter with lightweight housing and radially directed seal 195 1986
4,950,317 Air filter assembly and method of putting filter element in same 64 1989
5,082,476 Filtration arrangement and method 175 1990
5,547,480 Cylindrical air filter with radially directed seal 198 1994
5,613,992 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 161 1994
5,545,241 Air cleaner 71 1995
5,690,712 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 68 1996
5,938,804 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 59 1997
D401306 Filter element 70 1997
6,051,042 Air cleaner assembly 61 1997
6,099,606 Air filtration arrangements having spacer constructions 51 1998
5,897,676 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 159 1998
6,004,366 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 45 1998
6,258,145 Reverse flow air filter arrangement 34 1999
6,419,718 Cover member and air cleaner construction; use; and, method of assembly 46 2000
6,485,535 Conically shaped air-oil separator 52 2000
D471623 Safety filter element for engine air cleaner 47 2000
D477659 Air filter element for engine air cleaner 44 2000
6,652,614 Filter system; element configuration; and methods 71 2000
D467654 Air filter element having attached cover member 39 2001
6,322,602 Reverse flow air filter arrangement 64 2001
6,413,289 Reverse flow air filter arrangement 37 2001
6,521,009 Reverse flow air filter arrangement and method 28 2001
* D485339 Air filter element having attached cover member 25 2002
D481101 Filter element 37 2002
D513314 Filter element 27 2003
7,070,642 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 56 2003
6,837,920 Filter system; element configuration; and methods 40 2003
 
MEMCOR, INC., A CORP. OF DE (1)
4,801,383 Selective twist filtration roving 34 1984
 
BALDWIN FILTERS, INC. (4)
5,484,466 Air filter element with radial seal sealing gasket 173 1994
5,685,985 Environmentally friendly filter cartridge 190 1995
5,919,279 Self contained heavy-duty air filter 30 1998
6,447,567 Air filter element with integral radial seal gasket 75 2001
 
ECIA - EQUIPEMENTS ET COMPOSANTS POUR L'INDUSTRIE AUTOMOBILE (1)
4,588,426 Air filter for internal combustion engine 42 1984
 
DUSTEX CORPORATION (1)
4,955,996 Top loading dust collector 41 1989
 
Societe Siebec (1)
5,601,717 Filter media cartridge 86 1995
 
FLEETGUARD, INC. (1)
6,585,838 Enhanced pleatability of meltblown media by ultrasonic processing 20 2000
 
BHA ALTAIR, LLC (1)
5,632,791 Unitary filter cartridge 77 1994
 
Nihon Schumacher Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,728,423 Plural cylindrical filter units with displacement support 42 1986
 
ELECTROLUX HOME CARE PRODUCTS LTD. (1)
6,558,453 Bagless dustcup 59 2001
 
POROUS MEDIA CORPORATION (2)
5,250,179 Compactable filter and compactable filter mounting means 73 1992
5,916,435 Conical coreless filter assembly and element 50 1997
 
PLEATCO, LLC (1)
5,211,846 Replacement filter cartridge assembly 165 1990
 
Beecham Group p.l.c. (1)
4,853,394 N-('-B-hydroxyethylpiperid-4-yl esters and amides 58 1986
 
Western Filter Corporation (1)
5,984,109 Filter assembly including a disposable coreless filter element 57 1997
 
DEERE & COMPANY (1)
5,277,157 Mounting arrangement for an air cleaner 66 1993
 
BHA GROUP, INC. (1)
6,440,188 Air filter assembly capable of top and bottom loading 20 2000
 
MC CARROLL, GLENN G. (1)
4,488,889 Air cleaner tank 48 1983
 
NELSON INDUSTRIES, INC. (6)
6,149,700 Increased flow capacity filter 130 1999
6,436,162 Twist and lock filter housing with anti-rotation stop 55 2000
6,402,798 Twist and lock filter housing with nontorsional anti-rotation stop 87 2000
6,383,244 Filter with retained safety element 56 2000
6,416,561 Open flow filter with safety element 107 2000
6,398,832 High flow capacity filter 57 2001
 
AB VOLVO (2)
5,160,519 Intake air filter for an internal combustion engine 40 1992
5,238,476 Filter device, particularly intake air filter device for combustion engines 28 1992
 
Life Systems, Inc. (1)
4,838,901 Lightweight filter 81 1988
 
United States of America (1)
5,112,417 Method of controlling the increase in potlife of propellants during processing 29 1991
 
RadioMed Corporation (24)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
 
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 38 1994
 
PUROLATOR FACET, INC. (1)
5,045,192 Filter assembly with lockable lug means 79 1989
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D688364 Air freshener device 3 2011
 
CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC. (1)
8,828,114 Filter element with features to improve pre-cleaning performance, sealing, and structural support 0 2011
 
Donaldson Company, Inc. (37)
8,216,335 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and methods 17 2005
8,273,143 Air cleaner, replaceable filter cartridges, and methods 8 2007
8,414,675 Air cleaner; air filter cartridge and method of manufacturing 17 2008
* 2010/0146,920 AIR CLEANER; AIR FILTER CARTRIDGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING 36 2008
* 8,404,029 Crankcase ventilation filter arrangments; components; and, methods 3 2008
* 2009/0019,823 Auxiliary Power Unit Exhaust Filter 7 2008
* 8,292,984 Air cleaner arrangments with end support for cartridge; components; and, methods 19 2008
8,066,791 Air cleaner arrangements with internal and external support for cartridge; components; and, methods 21 2008
8,038,756 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 18 2008
* 2009/0100,813 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 21 2008
8,216,334 Air filter arrangement; assembly; and, methods 8 2008
* 7,927,396 Evacuation value arrangements; pulse jet air cleaner systems using same; and, method 4 2009
7,981,186 Air cleaner; air filter cartridge and method of manufacturing 21 2009
* 2009/0249,756 Air cleaner; air filter cartridge and method of manufacturing 12 2009
7,988,757 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 22 2010
9,186,612 Pulse jet air cleaner systems; evacuation valve arrangements; air cleaner components; and, methods 0 2011
8,262,762 Evacuation valve arrangements; pulse jet air cleaner systems using same; and, methods 4 2011
* 2011/0185,893 Evacuation Valve Arrangements; Pulse Jet Air Cleaner Systems Using Same; and, Methods 0 2011
8,545,588 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 5 2011
8,480,778 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 9 2011
9,346,001 Air filter cartridges, components thereof; and, air cleaner assemblies 0 2012
8,663,355 Air filter arrangement; assembly; and, methods 1 2012
8,394,166 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 19 2012
8,784,523 Air cleaner replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 1 2012
8,814,973 Air cleaner arrangements with end support for cartridge; components; and, methods 3 2012
8,864,866 Filter assemblies; components and features thereof; and, methods of use and assembly 7 2012
8,702,831 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 2 2013
9,067,161 Filter cartridges; features and methods of assembly; air cleaner assemblies; and, filter cartridge combinations 0 2013
* 8,834,610 Crankcase ventilation filter arrangments; components; and, methods 0 2013
8,852,309 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 4 2013
9,238,189 Air cleaner arrangements with internal and external support for cartridge; components; and, methods 0 2013
9,221,004 Air cleaner arrangements; components; and, methods 0 2013
9,289,712 Air filter arrangements; assemblies; and, methods 0 2014
9,039,802 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 1 2014
9,387,425 Filter assemblies; components and features thereof; and, methods of use and assembly 0 2014
9,353,658 Crankcase ventilation filter assembly; components; and methods 0 2014
9,353,657 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 0 2014
 
BALDWIN FILTERS, INC. (2)
D717420 Air filter element with lid 0 2013
D763426 Filter element 0 2015
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
8,714,142 Crankcase ventilation filter assembly; components; and methods 0 2008
 
Donaldson Company, Pnc. (1)
8,460,425 Air cleaner; replaceable filter cartridges; and, methods 9 2011
 
The Sy-Klone Company (5)
8,529,324 Powered air cleaning system and method of making same 0 2003
* 2007/0173,188 Powered air cleaning system and method of making same 6 2003
D691252 Filter cartridge for air cleaner 6 2011
8,657,928 Versatile compact air precleaner, air cleaning method and disposable air filter cartridge for air precleaner 1 2011
8,945,282 Versatile compact air precleaner, air cleaning method and disposable air filter cartridge for air precleaner 0 2013
 
MANN+HUMMEL GMBH (5)
* 8,202,341 Filter 2 2009
* 2009/0241,489 FILTER 0 2009
* 8,758,470 Intake air filter for internal combustion engines 1 2009
* 2011/0247,582 Intake Air Filter for Internal Combustion Engines 9 2009
* 9,192,885 Intake air filter for internal combustion engines 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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