Patents Examined by Hae Moon Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10405574
    Abstract: A smoking apparatus has a vessel, a smoke-generation structure coupled to a lower portion of the vessel for accommodating smoke-generation substance for generating smoke, and for guiding the smoke into the vessel, a smoke guide for discharging the smoke out of the vessel, and a pump for pumping the smoke from the smoking generation structure into the vessel and for pumping the smoke out of the vessel through the smoke guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MODERN VITAL INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lloyd Bebee
  • Patent number: 10403996
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal fitting and an electric connector for the same. The mobile terminal fitting comprises a case body, an electric connector and a circuit board. The case body includes a bottom plate and a side plate that can be separated from each other, with the mobile terminal disposed in an accommodating groove formed by the side plate and the bottom plate of the case body, wherein the side plate is deformable in shape to ensure that the case body is easy to be installed and removed. The electric connector, disposed on the case body, comprises a socket and a plug, and can guarantee the electrical connection between the charging cord/data cable of the mobile terminal and the mobile terminal in the case body of the mobile terminal fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jian Pan, Jinqiu Zhao
  • Patent number: 10398176
    Abstract: A dynamic output power management unit for a heating circuit (100) of an electronic smoking device is disclosed, the heating circuit (100) having a heating element (10) connected to a power source (20) via a first switching element (30), the unit having at least one voltage detection device to detect voltage values at various points of the heating circuit (100); and a controller (2) configured to deriving a resistance of the heating element (10), estimating a discharge time or a power consumption value of the power source (20) such that an energy converted in a period of time is substantially identical to a predetermined energy conversion value for a same period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS I B.V.
    Inventors: Lik Hon, Zhuoran Li
  • Patent number: 10398168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a first subunit of an HNB smoking article that comprises a rod-shaped body and a cavity arranged thereon, wherein a tubular body is arranged on and attached to one of the end faces of the rod-shaped body, such as via a cover strip attaching the tubular body to the rod-shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Berthold Maiwald, Hans-Heinrich Mueller, Marc Kessler
  • Patent number: 10404022
    Abstract: In a small connector including a plurality of contact portions in an insertion direction of an object to be connected, increasing the effective fitting length with the object and eliminating the risk of bucking of a terminal caused by the object being caught by the terminal. A first contact portion and a second contact portion can be extended in directions opposing each other with a first bent-back portion of a first terminal piece and a third bent-back portion of a second terminal piece, and can be close to each other compared with a known connector in which a first contact portion and a second contact portion extend in opposite directions. An effective fitting length of the first contact portion or the second contact portion with respect to the plug terminal can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi Doi, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Ogura, Daichi Shimba
  • Patent number: 10396508
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for coupling an end of a coaxial cable to a terminal is disclosed. The connector has a post assembled with a coupler. The post is adapted to receive an end of the coaxial cable and comprises a front end, an enlarged shoulder at the front end, and a plurality of contacting portions. The contacting portions are of monolithic construction with the post, collectively circumscribe the enlarged shoulder at the front end of the post, and extend in a generally perpendicular orientation with respect to a longitudinal axis of the connector. The coupler is rotatably attached to the post and comprises an internally projecting lip, having a forward facing surface, adapted to couple the connector to the terminal. The contacting portions are configured to contact the forward facing surface of the lip of the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications RF LLC
    Inventors: Donald Andrew Burris, Thomas Dewey Miller
  • Patent number: 10390558
    Abstract: There is provided an aerosol-generating article (10; 100) comprising an aerosol-generating substrate (12) and a mouthpiece (14) secured to the aerosol-generating substrate (12). The mouthpiece (14) comprises at least one filter segment (18, 20) and a substantially transparent tubular segment (22) defining an empty cavity extending substantially longitudinally through the substantially transparent tubular segment (22), wherein aerosol passing through the empty cavity during use of the aerosol-generating article (10; 100) is visible from the exterior of the aerosol-generating article (10; 100) through the substantially transparent tubular segment (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Ahmet Dincer
  • Patent number: 10383369
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. 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: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Michael F. Davis, Sammy Eni Eni, Jannell Rowe, Tracy M. Hefner
  • Patent number: 10381770
    Abstract: A molded grid pair is revealed that will protect vulnerable contact arrays from unwanted distortion while in manufacture or in service. These grids are specifically designed to accompany contact arrays, such as arrays of hermaphroditic contacts. The grid may cover the faces of the contacts that are opposite the faces that engage mating contacts, and may cover tips at the free ends of the contacts. The grid may be molded out of plastic, and may be mechanically coupled to a header body that secures and maintains spacing of the linear contacts, for example with the grid snapping onto a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ohio Associated Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Larry M. Crofoot, Ronald D. Wright, John T. Venaleck
  • Patent number: 10374327
    Abstract: An electric wire with a terminal includes an electric wire, and a crimping terminal including an electric wire connection portion crimped by being wound around a core and a cover of the electric wire, a diameter expansion portion which contains a water stop member covering a tip end portion of the core and sealing a gap between the core and the electric wire connection portion is provided in an end portion of the electric wire connection portion on a tip end side of the core, and a sectional area of the diameter expansion portion is greater than a sectional area at a portion on the base end side of the core with respect to the diameter expansion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki Saito, Hidehiko Iwasawa, Masayoshi Takayanagi, Kei Sato, Junya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10374365
    Abstract: A connector system is disclosed that can include a first and second connector. The first connector supports a channel terminal that is U-shaped and includes a mating edge. The second connector includes one or more wafers that support signal terminals arranged in an edge-coupled manner. Ground terminals in the one or more wafers are positioned on two sides of a pair of signal terminals and are configured to engage the mating edge of the channel terminal. Each wafer can include a shield mounted on a side of the wafer. The shield can include arms that electrically engage ground terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Laurx, Peerouz Amleshi, Vivek M. Shah
  • Patent number: 10367292
    Abstract: A seal member for an electrical connector comprises a housing seal portion, a shell seal portion, and a linkage portion integrally formed with the housing seal portion and the shell seal portion and connecting the housing seal portion and the shell seal portion. The housing seal portion is configured to be pressed between a connector housing of the electrical connector and a mating housing mated to the connector housing in a mating direction. The shell seal portion is configured to be pressed between the connector housing and a shell enclosing the connector housing. The linkage portion is configured to be pressed between an end portion of the mating housing and a support portion of the connector housing in the mating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Sumiyoshi Furuya, Shinji Amemiya, Fumito Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10367305
    Abstract: A connector includes multiple contact sets that are aligned. Each of the contact sets includes a signal contact for signal transmission and multiple ground contacts. The ground contacts include respective shield portions. The ground contacts are provided around the signal contact in such a manner as to surround the signal contact by the respective shield portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro Kondo, Tetsugaku Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10357061
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a housing, a sleeve, an atomizer, a latch assembly and a control assembly. The sleeve includes a first limiting position and a second limiting position. The atomizer includes a mouthpiece. The atomizer is capable of being inserted into the sleeve and telescoping relative to the sleeve along an axial direction of the sleeve, so as to expose the mouthpiece or take out the atomizer from the sleeve. The latch assembly is arranged on an end of the atomizer opposite to the mouthpiece and configured to latch the atomizer in the sleeve when the atomizer is retracted into the sleeve and is positioned at the first limiting position. The control assembly is arranged on the sleeve and configured to unlock the latch assembly to allow the end of the atomizer to move to the second limiting position along the axial direction of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Huiyong Yan
  • Patent number: 10361515
    Abstract: A modular jack connector compensates for plug characteristics via a controlled primary compensation in the immediate vicinity of the connector interface. A jack contact assembly is positioned within a jack housing and includes first and second sets of elongate contacts each having a plug contact portion and a signal output portion. Each elongate contact is configured such that their respective plug contact portions are coplanar and a signal path is defined between their plug contact portions and their signal output portions. A flexible circuit board is coupled proximate to the plug contact portions, and configured to provide capacitance compensation between respective contacts engaged thereby, wherein the capacitance compensation is offset from a signal path defined between the plug contact portions and the corresponding signal output portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bel Fuse (Macao Commerical Offshore) Limited
    Inventors: Yakov Belopolsky, Andrew David Baum, David Henry Gutter, Derek Imschweiler, Richard D. Marowsky
  • Patent number: 10348012
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a connector includes an insulator and a contact terminal in which an end side is pressed into a counter-press-fit portion of the insulator, and the other end side comprises a soldered portion attached to a substrate with soldering. The contact terminal comprises a flux accumulation portion inside the counter-press-fit portion and/or in an extended end portion of the soldered portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Shukuyo Yamada, Masaya Hirashima, Tsuyoshi Kozai
  • Patent number: 10348028
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating main housing including a main body portion that has a holding hole open rearward and a plate-shaped fitting portion that protrudes forward from the main body portion and fits to a mating connector; a shield member that covers the main housing; an insulating sub housing that is arranged in the holding hole; and a plurality of conductive terminals that include connection portions arranged on the fitting portion and terminal portions protruding from the holding hole, and are held by the sub housing. The sub housing includes a first sub housing that is inserted into the holding hole from behind in a state of holding a part of the plurality of terminals, and a second sub housing that is inserted into the holding hole from behind in a state of holding the terminals other than the part of the plurality of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Osamu Hayashi, Naoyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 10343818
    Abstract: A container for an aerosol generating device is disclosed. The container has a body having a first portion configured to receive an aerosol generating device, one or more recesses forming a cut-out of a corner of the body, and one or more retention means externally accessible from the body, each retention means being configured to releasably retain a module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Chris Murphy, Kevin Maguire, James Carroll, Andrew Rogan, Kyle Adair
  • Patent number: 10327477
    Abstract: A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system includes a storage container containing a supply of an aerosol-forming substrate, a fluid permeable heating element positioned across an opening in the storage container, a protective cover coupled to the storage container and covering the fluid permeable heating element, at least one air inlet, at least one air outlet, and an airflow path from the at least one air inlet to the at least one air outlet. The protective cover is configured such that a portion of the airflow path is between the protective cover and the fluid permeable heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Charles Silvestrini, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Keethan Dasnavis Fernando
  • Patent number: 10321719
    Abstract: A heating element is provided that configured for use in an electronic cigarette. The heating element includes at least one carrier material made of glass or glass ceramic and metallic heating conductor structures. The heating conductor structures are on the carrier material and the carrier material has a thermal conductivity of less than 2 W/K*m, a thermal capacity of less than 1000 J/K*kg, and a roughness Ra of less than 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Peuchert, Fritz Wintersteller, Michael Kluge