Patents Examined by Hae Moon Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10681937
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. For example, some aerosol delivery devices of the current disclosure include a reservoir having a liquid aerosol precursor composition, an electrical heater in fluid communication with the reservoir and configured to vaporize the liquid aerosol precursor composition to form an aerosol, and a filter operatively arranged relative to the electrical heater such that at least a portion of the formed aerosol passes therethrough, the filter being configured to selectively bind one or more undesirable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Michael F. Davis, Sammy Eni Eni, Jannell Rowe, Tracy M. Hefner
  • Patent number: 10679809
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette includes a battery box. The battery box includes a support, a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) accommodated in the support, and a button assembly connected to the support. The button assembly includes a first casing, a first magnet arranged in the first casing, and a second magnet abutting against the first magnet. The support defines a limiting hole configured for accommodating the second magnet. The second magnet is connected to the PCB. The electronic cigarette is simple in overall structure and is convenient to carry, and the button has a long service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10673183
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with broad-side coupled signal conductors in a right angle intermediate portion and edge coupled end portions. Broadside coupling provides balanced pairs for very high frequency operation, while edge coupling provides a high density interconnection system at low cost. Each module has separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The shielding is shaped to avoid or suppress undesirable propagation modes within an enclosure formed by shielding per module. Lossy material is selectively placed within and outside the shielding per module to likewise avoid or suppress unwanted signal propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, Jr., Brian Kirk, David Levine, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10673155
    Abstract: A terminal, wherein, the lower and upper arms have a plurality of integral lower flexible arms and integral upper flexible arms respectively, which include at least a first lower and upper flexible arm and a second lower and upper flexible arm that are elastically displaceable independently of each other, the lower striking portions each have a first and second lower striking portion formed on a first and second lower flexible arm respectively, the second lower striking portion at a position that is offset in the longitudinal direction with respect to the first lower striking portion, and the upper striking portions each have a first and second upper striking portion formed on a first and second upper flexible arm respectively, the second upper striking portion at a position that is offset in the longitudinal direction with respect to the first upper striking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Shohei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10653189
    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: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Glas, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 10645975
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette contains an atomizer. The atomizer contains an atomizing head. The atomizing head includes a bracket forming an atomizing chamber at an inner space thereof; an electrode assembled to one end of the bracket; and a heater received in the atomizing chamber, and one end of the heater resisting the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10644417
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for attachment to an end of a coaxial cable is disclosed. The coaxial cable connector includes a rotatable body segment having a body wall with an outer surface and an inner surface defining a width of the body wall. The body wall has a radial dimension which varies along a perimeter of the rotatable body segment. The inner surface defines a longitudinal opening extending between a forward end of the rotatable body segment and a rearward end of the rotatable body segment. A post positions proximal the forward end of the rotatable body segment. The post has a first end and a second end with a bore extending therebetween. The post is rotationally stationary with respect to the rotatable body segment. A coupling member positions proximal to the first end of the post. The rotatable body segment is rotated to close the coaxial cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications RF LLC
    Inventors: Anders Balcer, Michael Ole Matzen, Michael Meister, Thomas Dewey Miller, Jens Petersen, Nikolaj Slobodziuk
  • Patent number: 10622731
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes: a plug including an insulative housing, plural conductive terminals received in the insulative housing, and a latch, the conductive terminals including a row of first terminals and a row of second terminals, the latch being disposed between the row of first terminals and the row of second terminals; a cable directly electrically connected to the conductive terminals of the plug; a crimping member; and a metal shell set on the outside of the plug, wherein the crimping member includes a crimping ring crimped on the outside of the cable, a reinforcement fixed to a tail of the plug, and a connecting portion connecting the crimping ring and the reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 10622768
    Abstract: A modular plug-in bus wiring system for electrical connections. The system includes an adapter module, the adapter module including at least a housing wherein the housing includes a front side containing at least an electrical connector, a back side, an upper end, a lower end, and at least a receptacle. The system includes at least a plug configured to insert in the at least a receptacle wherein the at least a plug is connected to at least a cable that includes at least an electrically conductive wire. The at least a plug includes a ventral surface, a dorsal surface, a first side and a second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Walter Morgan Cowham, Jeremy Charles Cowham
  • Patent number: 10615525
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a substrate, a connector, a ground bracket and a conductive structure. The substrate includes a ground layer. The connector is disposed on the substrate, wherein the connector includes a metal frame. The ground bracket is affixed on the substrate and coupled to the ground layer, wherein at least a portion of the connector is located in the ground bracket. The conductive structure is adapted to abut the metal frame and to abut the ground bracket, wherein when the conductive structure connects the metal frame to the ground bracket, the conductive structure electrically connects the ground bracket to the metal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Chieh Lin, San-Yi Kuo, Man-Ning Lu, Cheng-Hsiung Lu, Huei-Chi Wu, Yu-Cheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10602773
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electronic smoking devices and in particular electronic cigarettes. A mouthpiece for an electronic smoking device has an elongated housing having ports at opposite ends; a central passage formed as a hollow channel through the housing in communication with the ports, contact terminals for connecting to a battery of the electronic smoking device and conductive elements connected to the contact terminals, the conductive elements being configured for connecting, to the battery, an tempering element for tempering an aerosol produced by the electronic smoking device. Using the tempering element, aerosol passing through the central passage can be tempered and loss of aerosol due to condensation is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Vaclav Borkovec, Emin Yener, Liliana Maria Ferreira Chaves
  • Patent number: 10601183
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating base, a plurality of conductive terminals, a circuit board, at least one connection kit, an outer shell receiving the insulating base, and a shielding plate. The plurality of the conductive terminals are inserted to the insulating base. The circuit board is mounted on the insulating base. At least one portion of one end of the circuit board extends outward to form at least one tongue board. The plurality of the golden fingers are connected with the plurality of the conductive terminals. The at least one connection kit is integrally injection-molded by a metal injection molding technology. The at least one connection kit sleeves around the at least one tongue board. The shielding plate is covered on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Feng Zhu, Dao-Rui Sun, Bo Lei
  • Patent number: 10601165
    Abstract: An angled multicontact connector comprises at least two angled contacts, an insulative angled body made of an insulative material, a conductive angled body made of a conductive material, a conductive material cap adapted to be fixed to the cable and to close the conductive angled body around the angled contacts. The insulative angled body includes at least one groove open toward the outside, each groove being adapted to receive at least in part the rear end of one of the angled contacts. The angled multicontact connector further includes an insulative material part adapted to be removably fixed to the insulative angled body to retain the rear end of the angled contacts not received in a groove and to separate each rear end from the rear end of any other angled contact, and from the conductive cap when the conductive cap is in a position closing the conductive angled body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: RAYDIALL
    Inventors: Denis Gabet, Sebastien Annequin
  • Patent number: 10595558
    Abstract: A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source; an aerosol-forming substrate downstream of the combustible heat source; and a wrapper circumscribing at least a rear portion of the combustible heat source and at least a front portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, wherein a plurality of inwardly extending projections are disposed on an inner surface of the wrapper overlying the combustible heat source, and the plurality of inwardly extending projections cover between about 10 percent and about 70 percent of a surface area of the inner surface of the wrapper overlying the combustible heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandre Malgat, Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10595564
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device includes a battery portion including an electric power supply, an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion having a mouthpiece opening in an end, and a liquid reservoir adapted for accommodating a liquid. The electronic smoking device further includes an atomizer arranged at a first end face of the liquid reservoir and operable when connected to the power supply to atomize liquid to create an aerosol, wherein the atomizer comprises a plurality of openings adapted for providing the aerosol, and an actuator movable inside the liquid reservoir towards the first end face and adapted for supplying liquid to the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Diego Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10588358
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a perforated glass substrate and a heater element. The heater element is encapsulated in the glass substrate. The heater element includes a thin metal foil. The heater element is isolated from an adjacent aerosol-forming substrate. The perforations have a width ranging from about 1 micron to about 500 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien Duc, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 10594062
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a press-fit terminal connection structure in which a board connecting portion of a press-fit terminal is press-fit into a through hole provided in a printed circuit board and which can combine the suppression of scraping of a surface layer and a reduction of a necessary load when the press-fit terminal is inserted into and withdrawn from the through hole and an improvement of a holding force for keeping the press-fit terminal inserted in the through hole. In the press-fit terminal connection structure, the press-fit terminal includes, at least on a surface of the contact point portion, an alloy containing layer mainly containing tin and palladium, and the through hole includes a tin layer on an outermost surface of an inner peripheral surface including at least the contact point portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Shirai, Yasushi Saitoh, Kingo Furukawa, Tetsuhiko Kawasaki, Masayuki Ookubo, Hajime Watanabe, Yoshiyasu Tsuchiya, Akihiro Kato
  • Patent number: 10588350
    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 may be placed between a liquid supply and the first pad such that liquid is conducted from the liquid supply to the first pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Fucheng Yu, Zhuoran Li
  • Patent number: 10582728
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette including an atomizing core assembly; a mouthpiece assembly; a base assembly; and a housing assembly. The atomizing core assembly includes a first heating wire, a second heating wire, a third heating wire, a fourth heating wire, a fifth heating wire, a housing for accommodating heating wires, a seal ring for sealing the heating wires, a pedestal for holding the heating wires, an insulation ring, and a first joint adapted for squeezing the housing of the heating wire. The mouthpiece assembly includes a cigarette holder, a first sealing ring, a second sealing ring, a base for holding the cigarette holder, a third sealing ring, and a fourth sealing ring. The base assembly includes a glass tube, a first lower sealing ring, a second lower sealing ring, a support for supporting the glass tube, a regulation ring, a sealing ring, a second insulation ring, and a second joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 10573994
    Abstract: A backshell assembly for a bulkhead electrical connector includes a lug defining a central lug bore, a nut defining a central nut bore, and a ring defining a central ring bore. The lug is configured to be coupled to the bulkhead electrical connector, the nut is configured to be coupled to the lug, and the ring is configured to be retained by the nut at least partially within at least one of the central lug bore and the central nut bore. A wire assembly to be coupled to the bulkhead electrical connector includes electromagnetic shielding, and such electromagnetic shielding is configured to be electrically grounded to the bulkhead electrical connector via the backshell assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Conner Duva, Jorge E. Hidalgo