Patents Examined by Hae Moon Hyeon
  • Patent number: 11458266
    Abstract: An aerosol-generation apparatus, which is suitable for use as part of an aerosol-generating system of a smoking substitute type. The apparatus comprises a heater having a planar heating surface, and is configured to receive an aerosol precursor carrier for thermal interaction the heating surface. The heater comprises a heating element at the heating surface, and the heating surface comprises a fluid transport region adjacent the heating element. The fluid transport region is configured to move liquid across the heating surface towards the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Nerudia Limited
    Inventors: Tom Sudlow, Chris Lord, David Jones, Edward Ross Shenton, Ben Illidge, Oliver Talbot, Alfred Madden
  • Patent number: 11457660
    Abstract: A support member capable of stably supporting an aerosol-forming base material at the time of inserting a heating element while securing a flow passage through which an aerosol is transferred in an electronic cigarette cartridge is provided. A support member for an electronic cigarette cartridge using a tobacco plant or a non-tobacco plant is provided. The support member has a central portion located along the longitudinal center axis of the electronic cigarette cartridge, and a plurality of side portions which extends outward from the central portion and is in contact with a packaging member located at the periphery of the electronic cigarette cartridge. The support member is disposed adjacent to an aerosol-forming base material located in one end portion of the electronic cigarette cartridge, or is disposed with other members sandwiched between the aerosol-forming base material and the support member and supports the aerosol-forming base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUTURE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11457663
    Abstract: A heater assembly (20) is configured to vaporize a liquid. The heater assembly (20) includes a substrate plate (26,28) and a heating element (24) supported on the substrate plate (26,28). The heating element (24) includes a layer of electrically conducting material. The heater assembly (20) further includes a plurality of channels (46) formed by the electrically conducting material. Each of the plurality of channels (46) is configured to operate in parallel. Each channel (46) has an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive the liquid and the outlet end is configured to discharge vapor. The substrate plate (26,28) and the heating element (24) form a multi-layer configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Donovan Phillips
    Inventors: Donovan Phillips, James Xu
  • Patent number: 11452311
    Abstract: The phone case vape pen comprises a phone case, a battery, and a vape pen. The phone case detaches from a mobile phone. The vape pen slides within the phone case to expose the mouthpiece for use. The phone case houses the vape pen. A battery and a recharging connector for the vape pen are both contained within the phone case. Operational controls and one or more indicators are included on the phone case, and which relate to the use and function of the vape pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher Johns
  • Patent number: 11445754
    Abstract: A vaporizer includes a liquid storage configured to store a liquid composition, an aerosol generator coupled to one end of the liquid storage, and including a wick configured to absorb the liquid composition from the liquid storage, a liquid heater configured to generate aerosol by heating the wick, an aerosol chamber surrounding the wick and the liquid heater, an inlet through which external air is introduced into the aerosol chamber, and an outlet through which the aerosol generated in the aerosol chamber is discharged, and an air supplier configured to supply the external air to the aerosol generator, and including a first opening connected to the inlet of the aerosol generator and a second opening that is opposite to the first opening and connected to the outside at a position spaced apart from the first opening along a direction from the one end to another end of the liquid storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Hun Kim, Jong Sun Park, Hwan Ock Choe
  • Patent number: 11445752
    Abstract: An ultrasonic electronic cigarette atomizer and an electronic cigarette are disclosed. The atomizer includes a housing, a nozzle assembly that is connected to one end of the housing, an air inlet channel, an air outlet channel, and an ultrasonic atomization sheet that is disposed in the housing. The air inlet channel, an atomization region of the ultrasonic atomization sheet, and the air outlet channel are sequentially communicated. An outlet of the air inlet channel is opposite to the atomization region of the ultrasonic atomization sheet. The nozzle assembly comprises a nozzle holder mounted to one end of the housing, and a suction portion on the nozzle holder communicated with the air outlet channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO HUNAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianfu Liu, Kejun Zhong, Xiaoyi Guo, Wei Huang, Xinqiang Yin, Jianhua Yi, Yang Wang, Yongquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11444411
    Abstract: A weather protection system for a coaxial cable connector comprising: (i) an over-mold cap disposed over a prepared end of a coaxial cable, (ii) a compliant Weather Protecting (WP) boot circumscribing the over-mold cap, and a mating interface disposed between an outer surface of the over-mold cap and an inner surface of the compliant WP boot. The mating interface is configured to provide tactile feedback to an assembler/technician when assembling the WP boot in combination with the over-mold cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon M. Stevens, Jr., Cody Anderson, Christopher P. Natoli
  • Patent number: 11419365
    Abstract: Vaporization devices having portions to enable signal transmission therethrough. A vaporization device includes a body having a first end, a second end, and forming an internal cavity. At least a portion of the internal cavity forming a cartridge receptacle. The vaporization device includes a battery disposed within the internal cavity and a processor operatively coupled to the battery and disposed within the body. The processor is arranged to respond to a signal to switch the vaporization device between a first operational mode and a second operational mode. The vaporization device also includes a portion of the body arranged to permit transmission of the signal through the portion of the body from a location external to the body, thereby permitting the processor to switch the vaporization device between the first and second operational modes in response to the receipt of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: GLAS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 11413411
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating device is provided, the heater assembly including a bushing defining an aperture at a first end of the bushing and a cavity at a second end of the bushing; a potting compound disposed within the cavity; and an elongate electrical heater extending from the first end of the bushing, where a portion of the elongate electrical heater extends through the aperture and into the cavity. An aerosol-generating device, an aerosol-generating system, and a method of assembling a heater assembly for an aerosol-generating device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Sze Chiek Aw, Jean Luc Fringeli, Chow Kian Yeo
  • Patent number: 11395514
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes an atomizer having a coil-less heating element having a heating section, two leads electrically connected to the heating section, and a liquid guiding structure. The liquid guiding structure includes two pads, a first pad and a second pad sandwiching at least a portion of the heating section. A gasket between a liquid supply and the first pad conducts liquid from the liquid supply to the first pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Fucheng Yu, Zhuoran Li
  • Patent number: 11382354
    Abstract: This application relates to an vaporization device and a method thereof. The provided vaporization device includes a cartridge and a body. The cartridge has a housing, a heating component and a heating component base. The housing and the heating component base define an air inlet channel and an air outlet channel, and the heating component and the heating component base define a cavity. The air inlet channel is in communication with the cavity through a first communication portion, and the first communication portion is located between the heating component and the heating component base. The air outlet channel is in communication with the cavity through a second communication portion, and the second communication portion is located between the heating component and the heating component base. The body has an accommodation portion. When the cartridge and the body are removably combined, the accommodation portion covers a portion of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Chen, Yao Fu, Shuting Feng, Zugang Yang, Jin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11383052
    Abstract: An atomizer for a vapor provision system includes a vaporization chamber having a volume; a vapor generating element disposed in the vaporization chamber for providing vapor into the vaporization chamber volume; at least one plenum chamber separated from the vaporization chamber; and an air flow path through the atomizer including a vapor collecting portion through the vaporization chamber smaller than the volume, along which air travels to collect vapor provided by the vapor generating element, and at least one transport portion through a plenum chamber, the or each transport portion delivering air to or collecting air from the vapor collection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventor: Helmut Buchberger
  • Patent number: 11375752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable electronic vaporizing device that provide an enhanced vaporizing experience, including vaporizers with improved quality of the vapor produced for inhalation and improved ease of use. The portable electronic vaporizing device comprises a removably attachable vaporization module, and a mouthpiece configured to receive a flow of gas having vaporized product entrained therein from the removably attachable vaporization module. Methods of using such a device and a removably attachable vaporization module that is compatible with the device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Puff Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash Bajpai, Siddhant Waghmare
  • Patent number: 11369143
    Abstract: Vaporization devices having portions to enable signal transmission therethrough. A vaporization device includes a body having a first end, a second end, and forming an internal cavity. At least a portion of the internal cavity forming a cartridge receptacle. The vaporization device includes a battery disposed within the internal cavity and a processor operatively coupled to the battery and disposed within the body. The processor is arranged to respond to a signal to switch the vaporization device between a first operational mode and a second operational mode. The vaporization device also includes a portion of the body arranged to permit transmission of the signal through the portion of the body from a location external to the body, thereby permitting the processor to switch the vaporization device between the first and second operational modes in response to the receipt of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GLAS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 11369140
    Abstract: An ultrasonic electronic cigarette atomizer is disclosed, including an atomization core, an atomizer housing, and a liquid bin. When liquid is filled into the liquid bin, the liquid passing hole is closed and the air outlet channel is closed, to avoid leakage or immersion of liquid, the atomizer is clean and sanitary, waste is avoided, and cost is saved. The whole operation is very simple, the atomization core is convenient to replace, hands are not stained with liquid, and the liquid is convenient to fill. The cigarette liquid is unlikely to flow out through the liquid filling hole, and large granular cigarette liquid generated in atomization can be recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO HUNAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianfu Liu, Kejun Zhong, Xiaoyi Guo, Wei Huang, Hong Yu, Yuangang Dai, Xinqiang Yin, Jianhua Yi, Lizhou Shen
  • Patent number: 11357262
    Abstract: A vaporizer unit for a personal vaporizer device, especially an electronic smoking article, includes a housing which encloses a reservoir for storing a liquid to be vaporized; a heating element configured and arranged for heating the liquid to be vaporized to generate a vapour to be inhaled; and a liquid delivery element which is configured to convey the liquid from the reservoir to the heating element for vaporization. The liquid delivery element includes at least a first side configured to be in contact with or to form a wall of the reservoir and a second side in contact with the heating element fluidly connected with the first side and wherein the heating element includes an electrically conductive cover or coating applied to the second side of the liquid delivery element. A personal vaporizer device includes the vaporizer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Robert John Rogan
  • Patent number: 11357258
    Abstract: Described herein is a cartridge for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The cartridge comprises a housing defining a chamber, smokable material located in the chamber, and a mass of thermal insulation material located between the smokable material and the housing. Also disclosed is apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The apparatus comprises an assembly having an interface, and the cartridge, wherein the cartridge is for co-operating with the interface of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: Joe Robinson, Joseph Sutton
  • Patent number: 11344067
    Abstract: An aerosol generating apparatus includes a heater housing including an air circulation hole provided around an inlet through which a cigarette is inserted and an air circulation groove connected to the air circulation hole, and a heater assembled in the heater housing to heat the cigarette, wherein the heater housing includes an air circulation space formed between an outer surface of the cigarette and the air circulation groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Sub Lee, Tae Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11344062
    Abstract: An aerosol generation device may include a first housing comprising an opening at one side, an inner space for accommodating a cigarette inserted through the opening, and a heater disposed in the inner space; a second housing coupled to other side of the first housing and including a controller; a fastening portion configured to couple the first housing to the second housing; a battery coupled to the second housing; and a case coupled to the second housing for accommodating the second housing, the fastening portion, and the battery therein, wherein the fastening portion is prevented, by the case, from being exposed to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Sub Lee, In Seong Chun, Sung Rok Oh
  • Patent number: 11337461
    Abstract: An inhaler controller includes a first path configured to connect a first voltage terminal to which a first voltage is supplied and a connection terminal to which a heater configured to heat an aerosol source is connected, a second path configured to connect a second voltage terminal to which a second voltage different from the first voltage is supplied and the connection terminal via a resistor, and a measurement circuit configured to measure a resistance value of the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Takao Aradachi, Keiji Marubashi, Takeshi Akao, Kazuma Mizuguchi