Title of Invention

A FILTER ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A FILTER HOUSING AND ATLEAST ONE FILTER CARTRIDGE FOR ASSEMBLY

Abstract The invention relates to an assembly comprising a filter housing and at least one filter cartridge. The at least one filter cartridge is tubular, comprises a tube wall provided with filter means and comprises a central discharge channel with a discharge connection for discharge of filtered medium. The tube wall comprises filter means through which the medium to be filtered is able to flow transversely to the tube wall. The filter housing comprises a filter chamber, surrounded by a sidewall, in which the at least one filter cartridge is accommodated with the longitudinal direction parallel to the sidewall. The filter chamber has at least one outlet per filter cartridge to which the discharge connection of the respective filter cartridge is c...
Full Text A Filter Assembly comprising a filter housing and at least one filter cartridge as well as a filter cartridge for such an assembly The present invention relates to an assembly comprising a filter housing and at least one filter cartridge that is tubular, has a tube wall and a central discharge channel with a discharge connection for discharging filtered medium, wherein the tube wall comprises filter means through which medium to be filtered is able to flow transversely to the tube wall; wherein the filter housing comprises a filter chamber surrounded by a side wall, in which the at least one filter cartridge is accommodated with the longitudinal direction parallel to the side wall; wherein the filter chamber has at least one outlet per filter cartridge to which the discharge connection of the respective filter cartridge is connected: wherein the side wall of the filter chamber is provided with at least one inlet for feeding in the medium to be filtered, which inlet opens into the filter chamber at a level that is traversed by the at least one filter cartridge.
Such an assembly is generally known. With this arrangement the inlet via which medium to be filtered enters the filter chamber is oriented in the transverse direction of the filter cartridges located in the filter chamber, i. e. the direction of flow of the medium to be filtered is initially transverse to the longitudinal direction of the filter cartridges.
To ensure rapid distribution of incoming medium to be filtered-overthe filter chamber, the rule of thumb adopted in this case is that the distance from the filter cartridges to the interior of the side wall of the filter chamber must be at least a quarter of the diameter of the inlet. If there are several filter cartridges present in the filter housing, this minimum distance of a quarter of the diameter of the inlet is usually also adopted for the minimum lateral distance between the filter cartridges. The result of the various aspects is that the dimensions of the filter housing are relatively large.
The aim of the present invention is to be able to make the filter housing of compact construction or, in particular in the case of existing filter housings, to increase the filter capacity and/or to improve the filtration result.
According to the invention the abovementioned aim is achieved in that, viewed in the transverse direction of the filter cartridge and at the level of the inlet, the shortest distance X from the filter cartridge to the side wall is greater than the shortest distance Y from the

filter cartridge to the side wall viewed in the transverse direction of the filter cartridge and below or above the inlet The present invention is based on the insight that the additional space between the wall of the filter housing and the filter cartridge and, respectively, between the filter cartridges themselves, which additional space ensures a good, uniform and rapid distribution of the medium to be filtered over the filter chamber, is not needed in the entire filter housing, but that it suffices to provide this additional space essentially at the level of the inlet. This is because, as the Applicant has found, as soon as the filter medium has distributed over the cross-section of the filter chamber, the additional space between the wall of the filter chamber and the cartridges, and between the cartridges themselves, is no longer needed, or at least is not needed to the same degree as at the location of the inlet.
According to an advantageous embodiment, as the Applicant has found by experimentation, it suffices, viewed in the longitudinal direction of the filter cartridge, if the enlargement of the shortest distance from the filter cartridge to the side wall at the level of the inlet extends over a length of approximately the height of the inlet, although this enlargement of the shortest distance can also extend over a greater length.
According to an advantageous embodiment of the invention, X is given by:
(Equation Removed)
where A = surface area of inlet
and Q=height of the region with larger shortest distance X.
If X ≥ A/4Q a significant proportion of the medium to be filtered is distributed over the
filter chamber via the zone with the relatively larger shortest distance X, so that the
conventional distance adopted for Y can decrease very appreciably. According to the
invention, Y can be reduced to a minimum if X is given by: X ≥ A/2Q. If the inlet is
circular, A can be given by (Equation) , which in the previous two equations then results in

(Equation Removed)
and(Equation Removed)

According to a further advantageous embodiment of the invention, Y is given by the following relationship: A
B(Y) = as a function of Y, the surface area of the internal cross-section of the filter housing minus the sum of the cross-sectional surface areas of the filter cartridges at a level above or below the inlet.
In this way it is possible to design the free space available for guiding the medium to be filtered away in the axial direction of the filter cartridge as a minimum, which again enables a reduction in the dimensions of the filter housing or, optionally, enlargement of the filter. In the case of a single cylindrical filter cartridge arranged centrally in a cylindrical filter housing, these equations become
(Equation Removed)
in particular
(Equation Removed)

where
A = surface area of inlet
D3 = internal diameter of filter housing
D2 = external diameter of filter cartridge, and
D3-D2 = Y.
If the inlet is circular with diameter D1, it has been found according to the invention
mat Y can be taken as(Equation Removed)
without any problem, which immediately yields 25 %
or more reduction compared with the value for Y according to the state of the art However,
according to the invention it has been found that Y can also safely be taken as (Equation Removed)

which signifies 60 % or more reduction compared with the state of the art. One can,
according to the invention usually take(Equation Removed)
without any problem, which thus
signifies a reduction of more than 85 % in Y compared with the state of the art. Even reductions of more than 95 % in Y can be achieved.
If the filter housing is cylindrical with internal diameter D3 and a centrally arranged cylindrical filter cartridge of diameter D2 is assumed and it is realised that D3 - D2 = Y, the minimum value for Y for a circular inlet of diameter D1 can be calculated from D12 = 2 (D32 - D22). According to the invention, this design value for Y can very readily be maintained as a minimum value for all designs, provided that D3 is the diameter of a circle having a surface area equivalent to the internal cross-sectional surface area of the filter

housing and D1 is a correspondingly equivalent diameter for the inlet surface area and, for simplicity, a central cylindrical filter cartridge is assumed for the purposes of the calculations. It is then possible to take several filter cartridges instead of just one and to continue to use the value for Y calculated for a single filter cartridge.
In the general sense, it is pointed out that wherever a certain diameter of a circular shape is assumed, it is equally well possible to convert a non-circular surface to a circular surface of specific diameter.
So that the filtered medium can also be discharged reliably and well without stagnation of the feed, it is highly preferable if A is taken as: A ≤ sum of the internal cross-sectional surface areas of the filter cartridges.
It is pointed out that in particular in the case of several filter cartridges which, as a consequence of, for example, their shaping, such as a cylindrical shape, inherently leave a gap between them in the transverse direction, it is even conceivable that the filter cartridges locally come into contact with the wall of the filter chamber. This will, however, result in some loss of available filter surface. However, the design criteria from the state of the art did not permit this.
According to a further embodiment of the invention, it is advantageous if the enlargement of the shortest distance from the filter cartridge to the side wall at the level of the inlet has been obtained by constriction of the tube wall of the filter cartridge at that level. This is practical in order to be able to convert existing filter installations to an assembly according to the invention without adapting the filter housing. For this purpose it is then necessary only to adapt the filter cartridge, which already has to be replaced from time to time.
However, depending on the circumstances, according to the invention it is possibly also highly advantageous if the enlargement of the shortest distance from the filter cartridge to the side wall at the level of the inlet is obtained by making the side wall recessed at that level. In this case it is then not so much the filter cartridge that is adapted as the inward-facing section of the side wall of the filter chamber.
As will be clear, it is also conceivable according to the invention to obtain the enlargement of the shortest distance from the filter cartridge to the side wall at the level of the inlet by both a constriction of the tube wall of the filter cartridge at that level and by making the side wall of the filter chamber recessed at that level.

Making the wall of the filter chamber recessed can be useful if the tube wall has insufficient thickness to enable this to be adequately constricted for the desired effect.
According to a further advantageous embodiment of the invention, the tube wall of the filter cartridge is made impermeable to the medium to be filtered and more generally completely closed in the region where the shortest distance from the filter cartridge to the wall has been enlarged. This prevents the medium to be filtered from being forced directly through the wall of the filter cartridge under the influence of the pressure at which it is fed to the filter chamber, which would have an adverse effect on the filter result.
According to an advantageous embodiment of the invention, the assembly comprises 3,4 or more of said filter cartridges, which are arranged next to one another, parallel to one another.
According to the further advantageous embodiment, the level of the inlet is located in the region from 25 % to 75 % of the length of the filter cartridge.
So that the assembly according to the invention can be used to filter a fluid, it is preferable according to the invention if the filter means are equipped to filter a medium in fluid form.
So that the assembly according to the invention can be used to filter a gas, it is preferable if the filter means are equipped to filter a gaseous medium.
According to a further advantageous embodiment of the invention, the filter cartridge is made as a fine filter on the one side of the inlet and as a coarse filter on the other side. The terms fine filter and coarse filter are used here as relative with respect to one another, which amounts to the fine filter retaining both the particles retained by the coarse filter and also smaller particles. Preferably, the fine filter is at least 5 times finer than the coarse filter, for example the fine filter allows particles up to 3 urn through and the coarse filter allows particles up to 25 µm through, which means that the fine filter is approximately 8.3 times as fine as the coarse filter.
According to a further aspect, the invention relates to a filter cartridge intended for an assembly according to the invention. More specifically, according to the further aspect, the invention relates to the filter cartridge as defined in the assembly according to the invention.
According to yet a further aspect, the invention relates to a diesel engine provided with a fuel filter or lubricant filter comprising an assembly or a filter cartridge according to the invention.
Statement of Invention
A filter assembly comprising a filter housing (20) and at least one filter cartridge (1), wherein the at least one filter cartridge (1) is tubular, has a tube wall (3.4, 5,6. 8,10) and a central discharge channel (9) with a discharge connection (12) for discharging filtered medium, wherein the tube wall comprises filter means (5,6) through which medium to be filtered is able to flow transversely to the tube wall (3,4, 5,6, 8,10) ; wherein the filler housing (20) comprises a filter chamber (35) surrounded by a side wall (22). in which the at least one filter cartridge (1) is accommodated with the longitudinal direction (I.,) parallel to the side wall (22);
wherein the filter chamber (35) has at least one outlet (36) per filter cartridge (1) to which the discharge connection (12) of the respective filter cartridge is connected:
wherein the side wall (22) of the filter chamber is provided with at least one inlet (23) for feeding in the medium to be filtered, which inlet (23) opens into the filter chamber at a level (31) that is traversed by the at least one filter cartridge (1);
characterized in that
viewed in the transverse direction (T) of the filter cartridge (1) and at the level (31) of the inlet (23), the shortest distance (X) from the filter cartridge (1) to the side wall (22) is. viewed in the transverse direction (T) of the filter cartridge (1) and below (33) or above (32) the level (31) of the inlet, greater than the shortest distance (Y) from the filter cartridge (1) to the side wall (22).


The present invention will be explained in more detail below with reference to illustrative embodiments shown in the drawing. In the drawing:
Figure 1 shows, diagrammatically, a filter cartridge according to the invention, the left-hand half as a front view and the right-hand half in cross-section;
Figure 2 shows a diagrammatic longitudinal sectional view of an assembly according to the invention;
Figure 3 shows a diagrammatic cross-sectional view according to the lines III-III from Fig. 2; and
Figure 4 shows a cross-sectional view corresponding to Figure 3 of an assembly according to the state of the art
Figure 1 shows a filter cartridge 1 according to the invention. This filter cartridge 1 is tubular and except for the constriction 37 of the tube wall essentially does not differ from conventional filter cartridges. The filter cartridge 1 is tubular, has a top closure 2 and a discharge connection 12 at the bottom. The filter cartridge has an inner wall 8,10,11, which is closed and impermeable at the location of 8 and is permeable to the medium to be filtered at the location of 10 and 11. The filter cartridge furthermore has an outer wall 3 and 4, and also 8, which simultaneously acts as inner wall and outer wall at the location of the constriction 37. The outer wall 3 and 4 consists of a fine mesh or finely perforated metal sheet The inner wall 10 and 11 can be constructed correspondingly to the outer wall 3,4. Filter means 5 are present between the inner wall 10 and outer wall 3 and there are corresponding filter means 6 between the inner wall 11 and outer wall 4. The filter means 5 and 6 can be of a wide variety of diverse types and can, for example, be made up of filter papers finely folded into pleats, the fold lines of the pleats men extending in the longitudinal direction L of the filter cartridge 1. Furthermore, the outer wall 3,4 and inner wall 10,11 can also act as filter means. Precisely how the inner wall 10,11, the outer wall 3,4 and the filter means 5,6 are constructed is of minor importance for the filter cartridge according to the invention; specifically this can be carried out in a wide variety of ways provided that the filter cartridge is of the type through which, as is indicated by means of arrows 30, flow takes place essentially transversely to the longitudinal direction L, with filtering effect. A discharge channel 9 for discharging filtered medium allowed through by the tube wall 3,4, 5, 6,10,11 and 8 (which is impermeable) is provided centrally in the filter cartridge 1. In an advantageous embodiment of the invention provision is made that a portion of the filter cartridge, for example the portion 3 located above the constriction 8, is


made as a fine filter and another portion, for example the portion 4 located below the constriction 8, is made as a coarse filter. What is achieved by this means is mat a portion of the flow is finely filtered, which improves the overall filter result
As has been stated, the filter cartridge 1 according to the invention differs from filter cartridges from the state of the art in respect of the constriction 37. The constriction 37 is a zone where the filter means 5,6 have been omitted and where the outer wall 3,4 is interrupted and the inner wall 8 is closed. The constriction 37 is delimited at its bottom and top by means of an annular dish 7, which annular dish 7 prevents medium to be filtered from being able to flow into the filter means 5 and 6 via the constriction 37 in the longitudinal direction L of the filter cartridge 1.
The constriction 37 is constricted over a distance of IT/8 D1, where the distance D1 is the effective diameter of the inlet of the filter housing which is still to be discussed.
Viewed in the longitudinal direction L, the filter cartridge as shown in Figure 1 has a length H. This length is subdivided into a bottom zone of a 1/4 H, a top zone with a length of a 1/4 H and an intermediate zone with a length 1/2 H. According to the invention, the constriction 37 is preferably provided in the intermediate zone with a length of a 1/2 H. This can be, as shown in Figure 1, at the bottom of said intermediate zone with length a 1/2, at the top of said zone or also somewhere in between, for example in the middle of said zone.
Figure 2 shows an assembly according to the invention in longitudinal section. A cross-section at the location of the arrows in in Figure 2 is shown in Figure 3. With reference to Figures 2 and 3, the assembly according to the invention comprises, in accordance with the illustrative embodiment shown, a filter housing 20 with a filter chamber 35, which is delimited by a side wall 22, a top wall 21 and a bottom wall 26 provided with outlets. In the example shown, 4 filter cartridges 1 arranged parallel to one another are provided in the filter chamber 35. These filter cartridges 1 are each connected via a discharge connection 12 to an outlet 36 in the bottom wall 26. Below the bottom wall 26 there is a collection chamber 24 on which a connection stub 25 for discharging filtered medium is fitted. The filter housing 20 is furthermore provided with a connection stub 27 for the feed of medium to be filtered. This connection stub 27 has an inlet 23 with a diameter D1 opening into the filter chamber 35. This diameter D1 corresponds to the length Q of the constriction 37 viewed in the longitudinal direction L.

Before now proceeding with the description of the assembly according to the invention, a comparable conventional assembly will now first be explained in more detail with reference to the cross-section in Figure 4. This conventional assembly has a filter housing 20 assumed to be essentially identical, which by means of a side wall 22 encloses a filter chamber 35 in which 4 conventional filter cartridges 40 are arranged. These filter cartridges 40 are essentially identical to filter cartridge 1 from Figure 1, with the understanding that in the case of the filter cartridge 40 the constriction 37 is lacking, that is to say the outer walls 3,4 are a complete whole and uninterrupted, as are also the filter means 5 and 6 and the inner wall 10,11, which is still permeable at the location of the constriction. In the case of such conventional assemblies the conventional teaching is that the filter cartridges are so arranged in the filter housing 20 that the smallest distance from the outer wall of the filter cartridge to the inner wall of the filter chamber 35 is at least 1/4 D1 (see Fig. 4), where D1 is the diameter of the inlet 23, via which the medium to be filtered flows into the filter chamber 35. As will be clear, this means that, viewed in the cross-sectional direction - perpendicular to longitudinal direction L - the dimensions of the filter housing 20 will be significantly larger than the minimum- space required for the filter cartridges 40 for mere accommodation in the filter chamber 35. After all, an additional space of 1/4 D1 all round is required to be able to disperse the medium to be filtered through the filter chamber 35 sufficiently quickly.
The Applicant has now arrived at the insight that it suffices to create the additional space only at the location of the level 31 where the inlet 23 opens into the filter chamber 35.
In accordance with the invention, this requisite additional space could be created by providing the side wall 22 at the location of the level 31 on the inside with a recess of a specific depth in the radial direction of the tube wall 22, which is not shown. However, this means that the tube wall usually has to be made significantly thicker, which will not lead directly to a more compact construction. However, the advantage in this case is that the filter chamber 35 could be filled with more or larger filter elements; after all, the filter elements may even be able to come into contact with the side wall 22. More or larger filter elements lead to a higher filtering capacity and/or to a better filter result. However, according to the invention it is, rather, preferable, optionally as a supplementary measure to the local recessing of the side wall of the filter housing, to provide the filter cartridges 1 with a constriction 37 at the level 31, as has already been discussed with reference to

Figure 1. If the constriction 37 has a depth of approximately TVS D1, where D1 is the diameter of the inlet 23, the filter cartridges 1 can then, as is shown in Figure 3, each have a line of contact 28 with the side wall 22 of the filter housing and, at the same time, have a line of contact or virtually a line of contact with adjacent filter cartridges, in accordance with Figure 4. That is to say the distance 29 from Figure 3 can be reduced to approximately 0. The constriction of approximately IT/8 D1 of each filter cartridge can then yield an appreciable reduction in the diameter of the filter housing 20.
It is again pointed out that the diameter of the filter housing in Figure 3 and the diameter of the filter housing in Figure 4 have been kept the same as one another and that the diameters of the filter cartridges 1 and 40 have also been kept the same as one another. The reason for this is, in particular, further to clarify the difference between Figures 3 and 4 as explained above. It is pointed out that the configuration in Figure 3 with a mutual spacing of 29 of somewhat less than 1/4 D also yields advantages compared with the state of the art as shown in Figure 4. Specifically, the filtration result is found to be already improved. It will be possible to obtain a major advantage if either the diameter of the filter housing 20 in Figure 3 is reduced or the diameter of the filter cartridges is increased or optionally an additional, fifth filter cartridge is placed centrally in the filter chamber 35. The filtering capacity increases as a result of increasing the diameter of the filter cartridges 1 or optionally placing an additional, fifth filter cartridge centrally in the middle.
For further clarification, in Figure 2 the shortest distance between the filter cartridge 1 and the side wall 22 is also indicated by X at the level of the inlet 23, which level extends over the zone indicated by 31, and this smallest distance is indicated by Y for the zone 32 above zone 31 and also for the zone 33 below zone 31.
For better understanding, the concept on which the invention is based will be explained in yet more detail with reference to the diagrammatic sketch in Fig. 5:
• The surface area A of the inlet 23 can be determined as(Equation Removed)
(1)
in the case of a circular feed pipe. This equation also applies if the circular feed pipe joins the filter housing at an angle instead of at right angles; after all the point at issue is the effective surface area of the passageway. If the feed pipe is not circular, equation (1) can still be used if the value that yields an equivalent surface area A is taken for D1.

• In order to prevent the inflowing medium being retarded when entering the filter housing it is best to ensure that the surface area of the passageway available for flow immediately on entry is equal to or greater than A. The Applicant has reached the insight that the medium can be allowed to flow from the inlet, initially without displacement thereof in the direction L, around the filter cartridge. (The state of the art assumes an immediate deflection of the flow at right angles with respect to the inflow direction indicated by arrow "in").
• The surface area available for flow then consists of two rectangular surfaces each with dimensions X x Q. For Q = D1 and a cylindrical filter housing with internal diameter O3 and a centrally arranged cylindrical filter cartridge with constricted diameter D4, this results in
(Equation Removed)

• For further optimisation it is men best to ensure that in the zones above and below
the constriction 37 the surface area available for flow, viewed perpendicularly to the
longitudinal direction L, is once again at least equal to A. In the illustrative
embodiment shown this means that A is equated to 2 annular surfaces each with
dimensions(Equation Removed)

i.e. this gives
(Equation Removed)

For a given D1 and given D3 or D2, Y can then be easily determined. As will be clear, Y can, however, also be determined as a function of D1, without knowing D3 and D2.

This Y value can then be used as minimum value in the design, including in the case of non-circular filter cartridges or multiple filter cartridges. With regard to multiple filter cartridges it is pointed out that Y can then be even further reduced by more accurate calculation.


We claim
1 ] A filter assembly comprising a filter housing (20) and at least one filter
cartridge (I), wherein the at least one filter cartridge (I) is tubular, has a tube wall (3,4, 5,6. 8,10) and a central discharge channel (9) with a discharge connection (12) for discharging filtered medium, wherein the tube wall comprises filter means (5,6) through which medium to be filtered is able to flow transversely to the tube wall (3.4. 5.6. 8.10) : said filter housing (20) comprises a filter chamber (35) surrounded by a side wall (22). in which the at least one filter cartridge (1) is accommodated with the longitudinal direction (L) parallel to the side wall (22);
said filter chamber (35) has at least one outlet (36) per filter cartridge (1) to which the discharge connection (12) of the respective filter cartridge is connected;
said side wall (22) of the filter chamber is provided with at least one inlet (23) for feeding in the medium to be filtered, which inlet (23) opens into the filter chamber at a level (31) that is traversed by the at least one filter cartridge (1);
characterized in that
viewed in the transverse direction ( f) of the filter cartridge (1) and at the level (31) of the inlet (23), the shortest distance (X) from the filter cartridge (1) to the side wall (22) is, viewed in the transverse direction (T) of the filter cartridge (I) and below (33) or above (32) the level (31) of the inlet, greater than the shortest distance (Y) from the filter cartridge (1) to the side wall (22).
2| A filter assembly as claimed in claim 1.wherein the relative enlargement (X
minus Y) of the shortest distance from the filter cartridge (I) to the side wall (22) at the level (31) of the inlet (23) extends over a length (II) of approximately the height (D) of the inlet (23) or more, when viewed in the longitudinal direction (f) of the filter cartridge (1).
3] A filter assembly as claimed in claim 1 or 2, wherein said shortest distance ( X) from the filter carriage to the side wall (22) is larger than or equal to the surface area (A) of the inlet(23) divided by four times the height (q) of the region with larger shortest distance(X):
4] A filter assembly as claimed in any of the preceding claims, wherein the
surface area(A) of the inlet (23) is smaller than the surface area of the internal cross section of the filter housing minus the sum of the cross sectional surface areas of the filter cartridges at a level above or below the inlet.
5] A filter assembly as claimed in claim 4, wherein the surface area (A) is
smaller than or equal to two times the surface area of the internal cross section of the niter housing minus two times the sum of the cross sectional surface areas of the niter cartridges at a level above or below the inlet.
6] A filter assembly as claimed in anv of the preceding claims, wherein the inlet (23) is circular and said shortest distance (Y) from the filter cartridge to the side wall (22) of the filter chamber is smaller than 10% of the diameter of said circular (23).
7] A filter assembly as claimed in preceding claims, wherein the surface area of
the inlet is smaller than or equal to the internal cross-sectional areas of the filter cartridges.
8] A filter assembly as claimed in preceding claims .wherein the enlargement (X
minus Y) of the shortest distance from the filter cartridge (1) to the side wall (22) at the level (31) of the inlet (23) by constriction (37) of the tube wall (3.4, 5.6. 8.10) at that level.
9] A filter assembly as claimed in preceding claims, wherein the enlargement (X
minus Y) of the shortest distance from the filter cartridge (1) to the side wall (22) at the level (31) of the inlet (23) by making the side wall (22) recessed at that level (31).
10] A filter assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims, wherein the tube wall (3, 4. 5,6, 8,10) is impermeable to the medium to be filtered in the region (8) where the shortest distance from the filter cartridge to the wall has been enlarged.
11] A filter assembly as claimed in the preceding claims, wherein the assembly comprises 3 , 4 or more of said filter cartridges (1), which are arranged next to one another, parallel to one another.
12] A filter assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims .wherein the level (3 i) of the inlet (23) is located in the region from 25 % to 75 % of the length (H) of the filter cartridge (1).
13] A filter assembly as claimed in any one of the claims, wherein the filter means (5,6) are equipped to filter a medium in the form of a fiuid.
I4] A filter assembly as claimed in claim 1 to 12. the filter means (5.6) are equipped to filter a gaseous medium.
15] A filter assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims, wherein the filter cartridge is made as a fine filter on the one side of the inlet and is made as a coarse filter on the other side.
16] A filter assembly as claimed in claim I 1. wherein the fine filter is at least 5 times finer than the coarse filter.
17] A filter cartridge (I) intended tor an assembly as claimed in any of the preceding claims.
18] Diesel engine provided with a fuel filter comprising an assembly (1,20) or a filter cartridge (I) as claimed in claim 1 to 10.

Documents:

1628-delnp-2005-abstract.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-claims.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-Correspondence-Others (25-11-2009).pdf

1628-delnp-2005-correspondence-others.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-Correspondence-PO (25-11-2009).pdf

1628-delnp-2005-correspondence-po.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-Description (Complete)-(17-03-2010).pdf

1628-delnp-2005-description (complete).pdf

1628-delnp-2005-drawings.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-form-1.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-form-18.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-form-2.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-form-26.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-form-3.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-form-5.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-pct-101.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-pct-210.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-pct-304.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-pct-306.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-petition-137.pdf

1628-delnp-2005-petition-138.pdf


Patent Number 239493
Indian Patent Application Number 1628/DELNP/2005
PG Journal Number 14/2010
Publication Date 02-Apr-2010
Grant Date 23-Mar-2010
Date of Filing 21-Apr-2005
Name of Patentee INDUFIL B.V.
Applicant Address NIEUWGRAAF 79, NL-6921 RK DUIVEN, THE NETHERLANDS
Inventors:
# Inventor's Name Inventor's Address
1 PAS PETER ALEXANDER JOSEFUS VELDWEG 1, NL-7044 AE LENGEL, THE NETHERLANDS.
2 GRETER FRITS,NICOLAAS JOHANNES JACOBUS BEUKELAAN 22,NL-6862 HV OOSTERBEEK, THE NETHERLANDS.
PCT International Classification Number B01D 29/15
PCT International Application Number PCT/NL2003/00717
PCT International Filing date 2003-10-23
PCT Conventions:
# PCT Application Number Date of Convention Priority Country
1 1021728 2002-10-23 Netherlands