Patents Examined by James Harvey
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10847905
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connection system (7) for an electrical device, such as an electrical terminal block, said electrical connection system (7) comprising: a conductive bar (21) including an electrical contact region (45) arranged to cooperate with a conductive portion (13?) of an electrical conductor (13) in a connected position, and an engagement zone (35) arranged to engage with a portion (15?) of a support rail (15) in an engaged position; a leaf spring (23); and a retaining device (49) arranged to maintain the engaged position with the portion (15?) of the support rail (15), said retaining device (49) comprising an additional leaf spring (57) equipped with an additional clamping member (57?) arranged to engage with the portion (15?) of the support rail (15) in the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Romain Villard, Yannick Villardier
  • Patent number: 10842190
    Abstract: There is provided an aerosol-generating article including a heat source: an aerosol-forming substrate disposed in thermal communication with the heat source; and a heat-conducting component disposed around at least a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, the heat-conducting component including an outer surface forming at least part of an outer surface of the aerosol-generating article, wherein at least a portion of the outer surface of the heat-conducting component includes a surface treatment and has an emissivity of less than about 0.6. A method of manufacturing the aerosol-generating article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Lavanchy, Alexandre Malgat
  • Patent number: 10840654
    Abstract: An artificial lighted tree is presented with power routed through the trunk and three-wire safety grounding. The tree comprising a fused plug having improved safety features comprising: a body portion surrounding respective first ends of a first, a second and a third electrical wire, the body portion further comprising a fuse holder embedded within an upper region of the body portion, and a fuse adapted to be releasably secured within the fuse holder via releasable securing means, a live blade in communication with the first end of the first electrical wire, a neutral blade in communication with the first end of the second electrical wire, a ground pin receptacle in communication with the first end of the third electrical wire, wherein the body portion surrounds and maintains the live blade, neutral blade, and ground pin receptacle in spaced apart orientation corresponding to polarized sockets on an electrical wall outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: National Christmas Products LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. McRae
  • Patent number: 10840651
    Abstract: An artificial lighted tree is presented with power routed through the trunk and three-wire safety grounding. The tree comprising a fused plug having improved safety features comprising: a body portion surrounding respective first ends of a first, a second and a third electrical wire, the body portion further comprising a fuse holder embedded within an upper region of the body portion, and a fuse adapted to be releasably secured within the fuse holder via releasable securing means, a live blade in communication with the first end of the first electrical wire, a neutral blade in communication with the first end of the second electrical wire, a ground pin receptacle in communication with the first end of the third electrical wire, wherein the body portion surrounds and maintains the live blade, neutral blade, and ground pin receptacle in spaced apart orientation corresponding to polarized sockets on an electrical wall outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: National Christmas Products LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. McRae
  • Patent number: 10834963
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, in one embodiment, a filter device comprising a mouthpiece, a filter assembly in communication with the mouthpiece for filtering air exhaled into the mouthpiece, and an outlet check valve which permits air to be exhaled through the mouthpiece into the filter assembly, and substantially prohibits air from being inhaled from the filter assembly into the mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Philter Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuval Shenkal, John Grimm
  • Patent number: 10840648
    Abstract: A shield terminal (20) includes an inner conductor terminal (21) and an outer conductor terminal (30) surrounding the inner conductor terminal (21) and having a tubular fitting portion (400 to which a mating outer conductor (130) is fit. The tubular fitting portion (40) includes butting edges (41) to be butted against each other on both circumferential edge parts (41A, 41B), fixed contact point portions (42) formed to have an embossed shape in a butting-side half circumference portion (C1), the fixed contact point portions (42) contacting the mating outer conductor (130), and resilient contact portions (51) formed by cutting and raising parts of an opposite-side half circumference portion (C2) on a side opposite to the butting-side half circumference portion (C1), the resilient contact portions (51) resiliently contacting the mating outer conductor (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihito Hashimoto, Keisuke Kanemura, Motoki Kubota, Liping Kang, Shohei Mitsui, Wataru Yamanaka, Masanobu Kasuga, Ai Hirano, Ryo Yamada
  • Patent number: 10834973
    Abstract: Smoking articles and a method for making a smoking article are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Charles Bless, Rajesh Sur, Stephen Benson Sears, Tim Williams
  • Patent number: 10826207
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing which can be electrically connected on a connection side to an electrical connection part. On a contact side, one or more contacts are provided to electrically contact one or more counter-contacts of a printed circuit board. At least one latching peg assembly including two functional elements passes through an opening of the printed circuit board and can be moved by an actuation element from a non-expanded released position into an expanded latched position in which its diameter on the side of the opening which faces away from the housing is greater than the diameter of the opening of the printed circuit board. One of the functional elements is arranged on the actuation device and another element is arranged on a component of the connector which is movable relative to the actuation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stephan Wright, Jürgen Ude, Andreas Muhs, Volker Schröder, Sascha Nolte
  • Patent number: 10819061
    Abstract: Provided is a power connector, including a plurality of conductive frames and a rubber body, the first connecting hole is opened at one end of the conductive frame, and the second connecting hole is opened at the second end of the conductive frame, the plurality of conductive frames are arranged in parallel and spaced apart by a predetermined distance, and the middle portions of the plurality of conductive frames are connected by rubber vulcanization to form the rubber body. The power connector is provided in the present application, the rubber body isolates and fixes a plurality of conductive frames to form a power connector, the rubber body prevents arcing and breakdown of adjacent conductive frames due to spacing problems and positioning stability problems during high-voltage power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yingsong Xia, Bing Liu, Zhipeng Wang, Binghu Fang, Aimin Li, Youhong Wang
  • Patent number: 10819070
    Abstract: An anti-theft bracket according to the present invention is an anti-theft bracket provided near a parking driver. The parking driver is connected to a parking actuator via a harness with a connector of the harness inserted in the parking driver. The anti-theft bracket includes a connector detachment restricting part covering the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Takai, Shinji Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10806187
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an aerosol delivery device. The aerosol delivery device may include one or more fill ports. Thereby, a reservoir of the aerosol delivery device may be refillable. The fill ports may be defined in a base of a cartridge of the aerosol delivery device. The aerosol delivery device may further include a flow director. An atomizer may extend through the flow director transversely to a longitudinal length of the flow director. The atomizer may include a liquid transport element with a capillary channel extending therethrough, which may receive aerosol precursor composition from the reservoir. There aerosol precursor composition may be drawn through the liquid transport element to a heating element of the atomizer, which may vaporize the aerosol precursor composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Percy D. Phillips