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1. (WO2015119823) FILTER ELEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/119823    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/013394
Publication Date: Fri Aug 14 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Fri Jan 30 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: B01D 46/00
B01D 46/24
B01D 29/17
B01D 29/54
Inventors: CALIENDO, Vincent
RIES, Jeffrey R.
MORRIS, Bryant A.
A filter element (100) is disclosed. The filter element (100) includes an angled first end cap (106) and a second end cap (108), each having angled surfaces. The first and second end caps (106, 108) each include an inner sidewall (118) and an outer sidewall (126) projecting longitudinally from the respective angled surfaces. The outer sidewall (126) is axially spaced apart from the inner sidewall (118). Further, the inner sidewall (118) defines a centrally disposed through-hole (104) on the respective first and second end caps (106, 108). The filter element (100) also includes a filter media (102) disposed between the first and second end caps (106, 108). A first and a second locking mechanism are respectively provided on the first and second end caps (106, 108). Further, the second locking mechanism of the filter element (100) is configured to abut completely with the first locking mechanism of another filter element (100).