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Method of securing filter elements

United States Patent

9,457,297
October 4, 2016
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Indestructible Ultra-filtration: Ceramic HEPA Filters
A filter securing system including a filter unit body housing; at least one tubular filter element positioned in the filter unit body housing, the tubular filter element having a closed top and an open bottom; a dimple in either the filter unit body housing or the top of the tubular filter element; and a socket in either the filter unit body housing or the top of the tubular filter element that receives the dimple in either the filter unit body housing or the top of the tubular filter element to secure the tubular filter element to the filter unit body housing.
Brown; Erik P. (Tracy, CA), Haslam; Jeffery L. (Livermore, CA), Mitchell; Mark A. (Dublin, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 693,984
20140151282
December 4, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.