US 11,752,470 B2
Fixed rigid wall device for compressed pleat configuration filters
Songhua Liu, Lexington, MA (US); Michael Lynch, Somerville, MA (US); Ryan Sylvia, Tewksbury, MA (US); Joseph Almasian, Westford, MA (US); Salvatore Giglia, Bedford, MA (US); and Luc Messier, Beverly, MA (US)
Assigned to EMD Millipore Corporation, Burlington, MA (US)
Appl. No. 16/315,069
Filed by EMD Millipore Corporation, Burlington, MA (US)
PCT Filed Aug. 23, 2017, PCT No. PCT/US2017/048193
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jan. 3, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/044648, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 8, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/380,747, filed on Aug. 29, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0224626 A1, Jul. 25, 2019
Int. Cl. B01D 63/14 (2006.01); B01D 46/04 (2006.01); B01D 46/52 (2006.01); B01D 46/00 (2022.01)
CPC B01D 63/14 (2013.01) [B01D 46/00 (2013.01); B01D 46/04 (2013.01); B01D 46/522 (2013.01); B01D 2201/122 (2013.01); B01D 2313/20 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A cup-style scaling tool for replicating filtration characteristics of a large-scale filtration device, comprising:
a disc-shaped housing having a circular surface, wherein the circular surface includes a rectangular, wedge-shaped slot adapted to be a filter receiving region and cut-outs adjacent the wedge-shaped slot, the disc-shaped housing having a cup-shape and an annular groove capable of receiving a seal,
wherein the filter receiving region has a fluid outlet and extends axially from the circular surface, and comprises a rigid wall framework configured to hold and compress one or more pleats of a membrane and compress said one or more pleats in an amount effective to proportionally replicate the filtration performance of said large-scale filtration device; and
a wedge-shaped pleated membrane having one or more pleats and comprising ends capable of being placed in the cut-outs, and
a cover having one or more fluid inlets in fluid communication with said fluid outlet of said filter receiving region, said cover and said disc-shaped housing being sealed together.