Patents Examined by James Harvey
  • Patent number: 10932488
    Abstract: A cover assembly for an electronic cigarette includes a base, a cover, and a locking assembly. The base defines a filling hole. The cover is mounted to the base and covered on the base to seal the filling hole. The cover is moved with respected to the base to uncover the base when a force is exerted to the cover. The locking assembly locks the cover in the base, and the locking assembly is operated to unlock the cover and allow the cover to move when the force is exerted to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10932490
    Abstract: An atomizer and an aerosol delivery device are described, where the atomizer has a fluid transport element formed from a rigid monolith having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. The atomizer also has a heater. The heater provides a substantially planar heating surface. The heating surface is positioned to face the first side of the rigid monolith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Vahid Hejazi
  • Patent number: 10931061
    Abstract: A charging plug for an electric automobile has a plug head and an insulation body. The plug head and the insulation body are connected in a releasable manner in such a way that the insulation body can be exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Götz, Volker Reber, Jari Rönfanz
  • Patent number: 10918137
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device includes a housing, a receiving unit for the reception of a solid smoking material and a primary heating element. The primary heating element and the receiving unit are arranged adjacent to one another. The electronic smoking device further comprises a positioning element for forcing solid smoking material inserted in the receiving unit towards the primary heating element. Solid smoking material within the receiving unit which is forced towards the primary heating element by the positioning element is liquefied and atomized by the primary heating element. The receiving unit, the primary heating element and the positioning element are arranged within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Stefan Biel
  • Patent number: 10916881
    Abstract: A high voltage wet-mate connection assembly (1) with electrically non-connected and connected modes, comprising a receptacle part (100) and a stab part (200). The stab part has an axially movable connection body (250) moving between non-connected and connected positions. The assembly has a connected mode metal encapsulation (50) encapsulating the contact location (40) at a shield distance from the contact location when in the connected position. The connected mode metal encapsulation (50) is in electrical contact with a main receptacle conductor (109), thereby having the same electric potential as the main receptacle conductor (109).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Benestad Solutions AS
    Inventor: Johannes Arngrim Vassgård
  • Patent number: 10916878
    Abstract: A USB device, and methods of forming same, are disclosed. The USB device includes a semiconductor device such as a SIP module and a housing injection molded around the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tee Khoon Guan, Pradeep Kumar Rai
  • Patent number: 10916866
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a hexagonal body on an outer portion of nut of a coupling head; an opening spring washer combined with a sleeve of the coupling head; an inner tube shaft threaded through the coupling head and assembled with a joint seat; the inner tube shaft set with a center through-hole and including a tapered bevel disposed in a front portion and a clamping layer which is disposed in an inner hole of a tail portion, and a colored flat tire ring. The joint seat is threaded through the inner tube shaft to an end surface layer of the tail portion, and an isolation net of the coaxial cable is turn back onto an outer cover to the tapered bevel. A contraction ring is combined with a chamfer and a bevel of the sleeve to form a gapless tightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BNS Precision Industry Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuo Chang Yang
  • Patent number: 10912332
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette and a control method thereof are disclosed. The electronic cigarette defines an airflow channel and has a heating assembly. The control method includes: sensing a pressure or pressure difference in the airflow channel to generate a corresponding electrical signal; generating a corresponding control signal according to the electrical signal; and generating a corresponding output power according to the control signal and outputting the power to the heating assembly. The electronic cigarette and control method thereof obtain the inhalation force of a user by sensing the pressure or pressure difference in the airflow channel and then adjust the output power automatically. The user experience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huiyong Yan, Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu
  • Patent number: 10905157
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an atomizing device, including a liquid reserving assembly and a cigarette holder assembly rotatably mounted at one end of the liquid reserving assembly. A liquid storage cavity is formed inside the liquid reserving assembly, and a liquid inlet is arranged at one end of the liquid reserving assembly corresponding to the cigarette holder assembly. The cigarette holder assembly includes an axially-penetrating smoke outlet, the liquid reserving assembly includes a smoke passage correspondingly communicating with the smoke outlet, and the cigarette holder assembly blocks the liquid inlet. The cigarette holder assembly includes a positioning member axially movable between a first position and a second position; when being in the first position, the positioning member is engaged with the liquid reserving assembly, and the cigarette holder assembly blocks the liquid inlet; and when being in the second position, the positioning member is separated from the liquid reserving assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Baosheng Lai
  • Patent number: 10910762
    Abstract: A first housing includes a wide connection surface and a bearing formed on an edge on one side along the longitudinal direction of the connection surface. A second housing includes a side surface formed to face in a direction intersecting a connecting direction of the first and second housings. A lid is displaceable about a shaft supported by the bearing portion to a closed position where the lid covers the connection surface and an open position where the lid member contacts the side surface. The lid is biased from the open position to the closed position by a biasing member. An outer shape of the lid has a long side arranged along the longitudinal direction of the connection surface and a short side intersecting the long side and shorter than the long side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ryotaro Kosaka, Yujiro Imai, Sho Saito, Masami Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10903606
    Abstract: An anti-theft structure for an electronic control unit which includes an electronic control unit including assembly brackets mounted on both sides thereof and connector mounting grooves formed in an upper portion thereof to be spaced apart from each other; connectors coupled to the connector mounting grooves, and including connector coupling portions therein; and a safety bracket including side coupling portions on both ends of the safety bracket, the side coupling portions being engaged with assembly brackets, and bracket coupling portions corresponding to the connector coupling portions and the bracket coupling portions being engaged with the connector coupling portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myeong Nam Woo
  • Patent number: 10881145
    Abstract: An atomization assembly includes a housing tube; and an atomization core disposed in the housing tube; the atomization core includes a heating element for heating and atomizing tobacco liquid, a first liquid conducting layer wrapped around the heating element, and a supporter disposed in the housing tube and configured for fixing the atomization core; the supporter includes an accommodation chamber for receiving the atomization core and at least one gap on a side wall of the supporter, in communication with the accommodation chamber configured for conveying tobacco liquid to the first liquid conducting layer of the atomization core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoqiang Zhao, Renjin Wu, Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Changzheng Dai
  • Patent number: 10874137
    Abstract: Provided are an atomizer (100) and an electronic cigarette thereof, the atomizer comprising a switching device (1), a liquid storage component (3) and an atomization component. The atomization component is disposed in the liquid storage component (3), and the switching device (1) includes a movable piece (13) and a static piece (14) that are cooperatively arranged, and the movable piece (13) is capable of moving relative to the static piece (14) to make the atomizer (100) switch between two states of liquid injection and gas inflow adjustment. The movable piece (13) and the static piece (14) are each provided with a liquid inlet and a gas inlet. When the atomizer (100) is in the state of liquid injection, the gas inlets are closed to avoid a possible leakage of smoke liquid from the atomization head (5) during liquid injection due to a pressure difference when the gas inlets communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU JWEI INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10874147
    Abstract: An atomizer includes a liquid storage assembly, an air adjusting assembly and a liquid adjusting assembly. The air adjusting assembly includes an air adjusting ring and an air adjusting seat. The liquid adjusting assembly includes a liquid adjusting seat, an inner sleeve pipe and a liquid barrier ring. When the air adjusting ring is rotated, an area of the air intaking hole communicated with the air intaking slot is adjusted. When the liquid adjusting seat is rotated, the liquid barrier ring is brought to rotate by the inner sleeve pipe, to cause the first liquid intaking hole and the second liquid intaking hole to be communicated with each other or staggered from each other. An electronic cigarette having the atomizer is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU JWEI INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10869508
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette of electromagnetic heating is disclosed including: an atomizer and a power supply; the atomizer has a hollow liquid conductor, an inner wall of the liquid conductor has a metallic net; a recessed cup body is disposed on a top of the power supply; an induction coil surrounds outside the recessed cup body, a bottom end of the atomizer is disposed in the cup body. The electronic cigarette provided therein has a simple structure, a small volume and is capable of inserting and drawing, and is convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanzhou Huang, Zhongli Xu, Yonghai Li
  • Patent number: 10856584
    Abstract: A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system may comprise a liquid storage portion, which includes a housing holding a liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The housing has a first and a second opening. The cartridge may further comprise a first and a second permeable planar heater assembly, wherein the first permeable planar heater assembly is fixed to the housing and extends across the first opening of the housing, and the second permeable planar heater assembly is fixed to the housing and extends across the second opening of the housing. The first and second permeable planar heater assemblies are arranged opposite each other such that they face each other and form an airflow channel in between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Charles Silvestrini, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik
  • Patent number: 10856571
    Abstract: A method of generating an aerosol in an aerosol-generating system includes storing liquid aerosol-forming substrate in a liquid storage portion and delivering via a pump a liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion to an atomizer. The method also includes sensing a puff via a a puff sensor in an airflow path of the aerosol-generating system and determining a puff intensity during the puff via a controller. The delivery flow rate of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the atomizer is adjusted in response to the determined puff intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Michel Bessant, Ben Mazur, Eva Saade Latorre, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 10862235
    Abstract: A mini-scale coaxial connector includes a board end connector fixed on a PCB, and a cable end connector, with an overall thickness not over 0.8 mm; the board end connector including a frame member, a cramp ring, and an attachment member; the cable end connector connected with a cable and including a casing member and a mask member; the frame member including an engagement ring groove and a locking protrusion; the engagement ring groove disposed on the frame member; the locking protrusion disposed on two lateral sides of the frame member; the cramp ring formed in a semi-circular shape, with two ends thereof passing through the frame member with an axle; the cramp ring rotating about the axle; the cramp ring including an engagement position; the attachment member disposed on the cramp ring; the mask member and the casing member combined, with a cable terminal engaged therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AMPHENOL EAST ASIA ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu Yue
  • Patent number: 10855031
    Abstract: Apparatuses for securing a memory card. One example apparatus can include a slot coupled to a printed circuit board (PCB), wherein the slot is configured to receive a memory card to provide electrical connection between the PCB and the memory card and a cover coupled to the PCB and configured to enclose the memory card when in a closed position and maintain electrical connection between the memory card and the PCB when in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto Troia
  • Patent number: 10842194
    Abstract: An electrically operated aerosol-generating system is provided, including an aerosol-generating assembly including an aerosol-forming substrate, at least one electric heater configured to heat the substrate, a first data storage device, a first electrical connector, and a computing device including a supply of electrical energy, a user interface, at least one user input device, a second data storage device, a plurality of software applications installed on the second device, a microprocessor, and a second electrical connector. The first and second electrical connectors are configured to enable two-way data transfer between the computing device and the assembly, and to enable a supply of electrical current from the supply of electrical energy to the heater. At least one of the applications is configured to control the supply of electrical current to the heater in accordance with a predetermined heating profile stored on at least one of the first and second data storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Rui Nuno Batista, Stephane Antony Hedarchet