Patents Examined by James Harvey
  • Patent number: 11324255
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a sachet configured to contain an herbal substance, the sachet including a natural fiber layer of a first thickness that is configured to combust at a first temperature, wherein the natural fiber layer is shaped to receive the herbal substance, wherein the herbal substance is configured to vaporize at a second temperature that is less than the first temperature, and a heat tolerant sealant configured to seal the natural fiber layer to contain the herbal substance, wherein the heat tolerant sealant is configured to deteriorate at a third temperature that is greater than the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FLOR BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Gavin Kogan
  • Patent number: 11324254
    Abstract: In one aspect, apparatus is provided for generating an inhalable medium. The apparatus has a container for holding a liquid and a heater for volatilizing liquid held in the container. The apparatus further has a chamber for receiving a material. The apparatus has an outlet. In use liquid volatilized by the heater passes, in the form of at least one of a vapor and an aerosol, through material received in the chamber to thereby entrain one or more constituents from the material to produce the inhalable medium which passes out of the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: Walid Abi Aoun, Oleg Jurievich Abramov, Gary Nicholson, Pavel Firmin, Helena Digard
  • Patent number: 11304452
    Abstract: The direct heating vaporizer of present invention primarily consists of a tube, a heating chamber and a material chamber located inside the tube. A filter unit connects the heating chamber and the material chamber; the filter can be replaced. A heating net inside the heating chamber produces heat to heat up the tobacco or other vaping medium directly when activated and controlled by a temperature sensing and control unit. Such direct heating mechanism results in shorter heating time and evenly heating applied to the vaping medium by the mechanism of air being heated up then sent to the material chamber to closely surround and heat up the vaping medium for a user's enjoyment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Topgreen Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Guobin Jia
  • Patent number: 11303068
    Abstract: Communications connectors include a housing and a plurality of substantially rigid conductive pins that are mounted in the housing. The conductive pins are arranged as a plurality of differential pairs of conductive pins that each include a tip conductive pin and a ring conductive pin. Each conductive pin has a first end that is configured to be received within a respective socket of a mating connector and a second end. The tip conductive pin of each differential pair of conductive pins crosses over its associated ring conductive pin to form a plurality of tip-ring crossover locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Amid I. Hashim, Richard Y. Mei, Golam M. Choudhury
  • Patent number: 11291253
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette cartridge tube and a method for preparing the same is introduced herein. Both of a filter tip and a cartridge container of the electronic cigarette cartridge tube are made respectively by consistent-and-continuous production machines used with a pulp-molding fabrication approach which is researched and improved, thereby integrally forming a solid geometrical shape of any one of the filter tip and the cartridge container. It can not only resolve the technical problems of the existing pulp-molding fabrication method that is incapable of producing a component (e.g. a cylinder-shaped longitudinal filter tip or cartridge container) of a cylinder-shaped lengthwise electronic cigarette cartridge tube, having a ratio, greater than one, of a maximum longitudinal height thereof being relative to a maximum transverse width thereof, but can also save its working cycle time, benefit its mass production, and assure its higher product yield and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GOLDEN ARROW PRINTING TECHNOLOGY (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Kuan Kuo, Chun-Huang Huang
  • Patent number: 11259569
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flavor delivery device and a cartridge that includes such flavor delivery device. The flavor delivery device includes a flavor substrate that can be formed of a porous material, and further including flavor material included within the flavor substrate. The flavor substrate is surrounded by an outer sleeve which is impermeable to the flavor material. The flavor delivery device may be positioned within a cartridge of an aerosol delivery device where the flavor delivery device is located downstream from a reservoir containing an aerosol precursor composition relative to the mouthend of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Vahid Hejazi
  • Patent number: 11259571
    Abstract: An aerosol generating apparatus provided with a movable heater includes a heater that has an end portion into which a cigarette is inserted and heats the cigarette by operating by means of an electrical signal; a support portion supporting the heater to be movable within a pre-determined range in a longitudinal direction of the cigarette; and a rotating member rotatably coupled to the support portion, and rotating and transmitting a driving force to the heater to move the heater in the longitudinal direction of the cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Sub Lee, Dae Nam Han, Jang Uk Lee, Jung Ho Han, Hun Il Lim, Jin Young Yoon, Young Lea Kim, Ji Soo Jang, Wang Seop Lim, Moon Bong Lee, Soung Ho Ju, Du Jin Park, Seong Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 11264740
    Abstract: A battery post terminal assembly includes a conductive band and a clamp mechanism. The conductive band includes a first free end and a second free end. The conductive band defines an aperture for receiving a battery post of a battery. The clamp mechanism includes a wedge member that defines a recess between a first surface and a second surface thereof. The recess has an open end and a closed end that is narrower than the open end. The first surface is convex. The first free end and the second free end are positioned in the recess. The first free end is movable along the first surface toward the closed end to be moved by the first surface toward the second free end to tighten the conductive band around the battery post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: EMA-US, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Ritchie, William Olsen, Jum Pil Kim
  • Patent number: 11259566
    Abstract: A fluid-based electronic cigarette system, including a first electronic cigarette that including at least a first housing with a first interfacing surface. In addition, the first electronic cigarette includes a first reservoir and a first mouthpiece. Also, the system includes a second electronic cigarette, which contains at least a second housing. The second housing has a second interfacing surface, a second reservoir, and a second mouthpiece. In addition, an assembled configuration is formed when the first interfacing surface removably connects to the second interfacing surface. In the assembled configuration, a unitary mouthpiece formed by the first mouthpiece and the second mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: David Botton
  • Patent number: 11252999
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device includes: a case; a container mounted inside the case to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the case and having an accommodating space configured to accommodate a cigarette; a heater disposed inside the case such that a front end thereof is inserted into the accommodating space of the container, the heater being configured to heat the cigarette when electricity is applied thereto; and an elastic support portion configured to elastically support the container with respect to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Sub Lee, Dae Nam Han, Jang Uk Lee, Jung Ho Han, Hun Il Lim, Jin Young Yoon, Young Lea Kim, Ji Soo Jang, Wang Seop Lim, Moon Bong Lee, Soung Ho Ju, Du Jin Park, Seong Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 11246351
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol generation device includes: a power supply configured to supply power to a heater configured to heat an aerosol source; a first connector connected to a first load configured to function by power supplied from the power supply; a second connector configured to function by power supplied from the power supply and connected to a second load separate from the first load; a Zener diode connected between the first connector and the power supply; and a variable resistor connected between the second connector and the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ono, Minoru Kitahara, Shujiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11246346
    Abstract: This application relates to a vaporization device. The provided vaporization device includes a cartridge. The cartridge includes a heating component top cap, a heating component base, a first sealing member disposed on the heating component top cap, and a heating component disposed between the heating component top cap and the heating component base. The heating component top cap includes a first channel, the first channel forming a first opening on a first surface of the heating component top cap and forming a second opening on a second surface of the heating component top cap. The first sealing member covers the first opening and exposes the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zugang Yang, Yao Fu, Xingming Tao, Shuting Feng, Jin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11241041
    Abstract: This application relates to a vaporization device. The vaporization device includes a housing, a top cap, a heating base, a heating assembly, a first channel, a storage compartment, and a filter screen. The heating base has a first opening. The heating assembly is located between the top cap and the heating base. The housing and the top cap define the first channel and the storage compartment. The first channel is in communication with the outside through the first opening. The filter screen covers the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengyang Xu, Yiping Yuan, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 11241043
    Abstract: A vapor provision apparatus including a vapor generation chamber containing a vaporizer for generating vapor from a vapor precursor material; and an air channel wall defining an air channel between the vapor generation chamber and a vapor outlet at a mouthpiece end of the vapor provision apparatus through which a user can inhale vapor during use; wherein an inner surface of the air channel wall is provided with at least one protrusion extending into the air channel to modify (redirect) a flow of air in the air channel during use. For example, the at least one protrusion may be arranged to define one or more portions of a helical wall extending into the air channel so as to impart a degree of rotation about an axis of extent of the air channel to air flowing in the air channel during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: David Leadley, Jeremy Wright
  • Patent number: 11224253
    Abstract: A shisha consumable cartridge includes a housing having an exterior surface sized and shaped for operable insertion into a shisha device. The cartridge further includes a first chamber in the housing; a first aerosol-generating substrate in the first chamber; a second chamber in the housing and adjacent to the first chamber. A second aerosol-generating substrate in the second chamber. The compositions of the first aerosol-generating substrate and the second aerosol-generating substrate may be the same or different. The first chamber defines a first fresh air inlet and an opposing first aerosol outlet, such that, in use, fresh air entering the first fresh air inlet carries aerosol generated from through the first aerosol outlet. The second chamber defines a second fresh air inlet and an opposing second aerosol outlet, such that, in use, fresh air entering the second fresh air inlet carries aerosol generated from through the second aerosol outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Felix Fernando, Michael Paton, David Cross, Eva Saade Latorre, Terence John Wilby
  • Patent number: 11219246
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device includes: a case; a container mounted inside the case to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the case and having an accommodating space configured to accommodate a cigarette; a heater disposed inside the case such that a front end thereof is inserted into the accommodating space of the container, the heater being configured to heat the cigarette when electricity is applied thereto; and an elastic support portion configured to elastically support the container with respect to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Sub Lee, Dae Nam Han, Jang Uk Lee, Jung Ho Han, Hun Il Lim, Jin Young Yoon, Young Lea Kim, Ji Soo Jang, Wang Seop Lim, Moon Bong Lee, Soung Ho Ju, Du Jin Park, Seong Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 11213070
    Abstract: A columnar lump body includes a first lump body end face that forms an air inflow end, a second lump body end face that forms an air outflow end, and a lump body side face that continues into an outer periphery of the first lump body end face and an outer periphery of the second lump body end face. The columnar lump body is disposed in such a way as to block an inside space of the cylindrical body side wall by the lump body side face contacting any portion of an inner surface of the cylindrical body side wall. A first space is provided at least either between the first cylindrical body end face and the first lump body end face or between the second cylindrical body end face and the second lump body end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shinkawa, Takeshi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11211741
    Abstract: A hermetic feedthrough terminal pin connector for an active implantable medical device (AIMD) includes an electrical insulator hermetically sealed to an opening of an electrically conductive ferrule. A feedthrough terminal pin is hermetically sealed to and disposed through the insulator, the feedthrough terminal pin extending outwardly beyond the insulator on the inside of the casing of the AIMD. A circuit board is disposed on the inside of the casing of the AIMD. A terminal pin connector includes: an electrically conductive connector housing disposed on the circuit board, wherein the connector housing is electrically connected to at least one electrical circuit disposed on the circuit board; and at least one electrically conductive prong supported by the connector housing, the at least one prong contacting and compressed against the feedthrough terminal pin, the at least one prong making a removable electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Marzano, Keith W. Seitz, Christine A. Frysz, Marc Gregory Martino, Robert A. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 11197497
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device includes: a hollow casing comprising a path for accommodating a cigarette, an opening open to the outside at one end of the path such that the cigarette is inserted into the opening from the outside, a through hole connected to the other end of the path, and a protrusion protruding from the path to contact a portion of an outer surface of the cigarette; and a heater having one side end portion passing through the through hole and arranged inside the path to be inserted into the cigarette accommodated in the path, the heater being configured to heat the cigarette when electricity is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Sub Lee, Jang Uk Lee, Jung Ho Han, Hun Il Lim, Dae Nam Han, Jin Young Yoon, Young Lea Kim, Ji Soo Jang, Wang Seop Lim, Moon Bong Lee, Soung Ho Ju, Du Jin Park, Seong Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 11185111
    Abstract: This application relates to a vaporization device. The provided vaporization device includes a body housing, a first bracket, a second bracket, and a connecting member. The connecting member includes an opening, the first bracket includes an opening, and a direction in which the opening of the connecting member extends and a direction in which the opening of the first bracket extends do not overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao Fu, Zugang Yang, Xingming Tao, Jin Zhang, Shuting Feng