Patents Examined by James Harvey
  • Patent number: 10806184
    Abstract: An atomizer disclosed including: a sleeve; a liquid storage sleeve disposed at an end of the sleeve along an axial direction of the sleeve; and an atomizing assembly, the atomizing assembly comprises a liquid conducting body and a heating element; the liquid conducting body is disposed in the sleeve along an axial direction of the sleeve, extending from the sleeve into the liquid storage sleeve; the heating element is sleeved on outside of the liquid conducting body and configured for heating the tobacco liquid absorbed by the liquid conducting body, to generate an aerosol in an atomizing space between the sleeve and the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Hu, Yuanhua Feng, Zhongli Xu, Yonghai Li
  • Patent number: 10806180
    Abstract: A control unit for an electronic vapor provision system includes a battery for providing electrical power to a heater which is used to produce vapor. The battery is a lithium iron phosphate battery. The battery provides an output voltage which remains at an approximately constant voltage level as the battery is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Nicoventures Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Kenny Otiaba
  • Patent number: 10798967
    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: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Philter Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuval Shenkal, John Grimm
  • Patent number: 10798971
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a PCB fixing structure. The PCB fixing structure includes a housing, a PCB accommodated in the housing, and a top cap covering the housing. The housing has a side wall provided with at least two protrusion portions. The protrusion portion defines a connecting hole. The PCB defines at least two first through holes. The top cap defines at least two second through holes. The PCB fixing structure further includes at least two connecting pieces. Each of the connecting pieces is configured to pass through one of the second through holes, one of the first through holes and one of the connecting holes in sequence so as to fix the top cap and the PCB to the housing. The present disclosure further provides an electronic cigarette including the PCB fixing structure and a fixing structure for a PCBA control board of an electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10804636
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing retaining a plurality of contacts therein. The contact includes a mating part with a first body and a spring arm extending therefrom for mating a conductive pad of a CPU (Central Processing Unit), and a soldering part with a second body and a solder tail extending therefrom for mounting a solder ball thereon. The spring arm is downwardly pressed by the CPU to contact the soldering part when the CPU is mounted upon the electrical connector The mating part and the soldering part are spaced from each other either without any connection, or alternately linked with each other via a bridge transversely connected therebetween wherein the latter may optionally omit the barbed structure from one of the mating part and the soldering part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: FUDING PRECISION COMPONENTS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shuo-Hsiu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10790602
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting an electrical conductor to a circuit board includes a housing electrically connected on a connecting side of the electrical connector to an electrical connecting part and including a contact side having one or more contacts, in order to make electrical contact with one or more mating contacts of the circuit board. A locking pin assembly passes through an opening of the circuit board and moves from a release position to a locking position in which its diameter on the side of the opening facing away from the housing is larger than the diameter of the opening of the circuit board. The housing includes at least one activating device and the locking pin assembly includes at least two functional elements which move relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Weidm├╝ller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stephan Wright, Sascha Nolte
  • Patent number: 10786008
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (10) is provided comprising a power supply (18), a liquid reservoir (34) storing a liquid therein and having a liquid reservoir opening (35), and an atomizer (26) adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir (34) when operated by the power supply (18). Further provided are at least two plates (40, 50) provided with an adjustable spacing therebetween, wherein a liquid flow passage (60) is formed between the at least two plates (40, 50) extending from the liquid reservoir opening (35) to the atomizer (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Nicole Tschierske
  • Patent number: 10786010
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices and related methods of delivering aerosol to a user. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing providing multiple aerosol pathways having a mouth-end opening through which aerosol can be inhaled by a user, the housing defining a first aerosol delivery pathway in fluid communication with the mouth-end opening and a second aerosol delivery pathway separate from the first aerosol delivery pathway and in fluid communication with the mouth-end opening. An atomizer including a heating element or piezoelectric element and a liquid transport element in fluid communication with an aerosol precursor composition is provided in fluid communication with the first aerosol delivery pathway. A flavorant-infused material is positioned within the second aerosol delivery pathway and adapted to produce a second aerosol upon contact between the flavorant-infused material and flowing air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Sawyer Hubbard, Eric Taylor Hunt, Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Donna Walker Duggins, Michael F. Davis
  • Patent number: 10779577
    Abstract: Aerosol-cooling elements for use with an apparatus for heating smokable material are disclosed. In one example, the element is a rod having a first end and a second end and comprising at least one tube within the rod, with the at least one tube extending between the first end and the second end so as to provide a through hole extending between the first end and the second end of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: William England
  • Patent number: 10779574
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and methods for detecting inhalation through a vaporizer using a heating element are provided. A resistive heater of a vaporizer may function as both a heater and as an anemometer to detect inhalation. Alternatively or additionally, a separate resistive heater may be included in an air path through the vaporizer to detect a user inhaling through the vaporizer. A heating control mechanism utilizes the already existing heating element in an anemometric correlation to when the vaporizer is idle and when it is being used (where being used implies the user is taking a puff/inhalation on the vaporizer). Using this information, a controller of the vaporizer accordingly controls heating to the vaporizer as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Alexander J. Gould
  • Patent number: 10784615
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of a plug connection device for connecting a cable includes at least one plug connector Each plug connector includes at least one plug body for connecting to an outer conductor of the cable, at least one inner conductor part for connecting to an inner conductor of the cable, a housing, a securing element and a contact element plugged into the housing such that a front region of the contact element electrically contacts the outer periphery of the plug body. A fastening means supports the plug connector and is electrically connected to the contact element to establish a ground connection to another component independently of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Till Bredbeck
  • Patent number: 10777922
    Abstract: The invention discloses a flat wire direct coupling connector for buckling a fixing device and for connecting to a flat wire, which comprises a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion. The first connecting portion can be buckled on the fixing device by a first hook of the first connecting portion, and a first aligning unit of the first connecting portion and the second aligning unit of the second connecting portion are moved in the opposite position. Thereafter, a second hook of the second connecting portion is inserted into the first opening of the first connecting portion and a third hook of the second connecting portion is inserted into a second opening of the first connecting portion for the flat wire to be inserted into the side edge of insert from at least one of a first insertion opening and a second insertion opening of the second connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Chiao-Yun Huang, Shien-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 10765150
    Abstract: An atomizer and an electronic cigarette comprising the atomizer. The atomizer comprises a liquid storage tube (1), a liquid adjustment assembly (2), and an atomization head (5). The liquid adjustment assembly (2) comprises an adjustment ring (21) and a first sleeve (22) sleeved on the periphery of the atomization head (5). The adjustment ring (21) is exposed outside the liquid storage tube (1). The atomization head (5) is provided with a first liquid-inlet (51), and the first sleeve (22) is provided with a second liquid-inlet (221). The adjustment ring (21) and the atomization head (5) are relatively fixedly connected, and through rotation of the adjustment ring (21), the first liquid-inlet (51) is communicated with or staggered from the second liquid-inlet (221). The atomizer enables a user to adjust, at the outside of the atomizer, an inflow amount of cigarette liquid into the atomization head (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU JWEI INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10770811
    Abstract: A cable structure includes: a plurality of cables each including a conductor part and an electrically-insulative covering part, each conductor part being exposed in a part where the covering part at one end thereof is removed; and a cable fixing part formed by resin molding and configured to hold the plurality of cables while the ends of the plurality of cables exposing the conductor parts are aligned, wherein the cable fixing part includes a bottom face opening formed on a bottom face side facing a member to which the cables are connected and a top face opening formed on a top face side opposing the bottom face, the bottom face side and the top face side exposing the conductor parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masato Mikami
  • Patent number: 10770807
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle that has a conductive body and a dielectric assembly received in the conductive body. The dielectric assembly has an entry dielectric portion, a distal support dielectric portion opposite the entry dielectric portion, and a reduced-diameter dielectric portion therebetween. An air region is defined between the inner surface of the conductive body and the reduced-diameter dielectric portion. An outer conductor is coupled to the conductive body and receives at least part of the entry dielectric portion. An inner contact is received in the dielectric assembly and has a mating interface end for receiving a corresponding mating contact, a termination end for coupling to a printed circuit board or adapter contact, and an inner through bore therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: James T. Smith
  • Patent number: 10757979
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to electromagnetic vaporizer assembly, electronic cigarette having electromagnetic vaporizer assembly, and methods of using the same. In certain embodiments, electromagnetic vaporizer assembly includes: an electromagnetic vaporizer, and an electromagnetic heating controller. Electromagnetic vaporizer includes an electromagnetic heating coil to heat a cigarette. Electromagnetic heating controller allows a user to control and use an electronic cigarette having electromagnetic vaporizer assembly. When user inserts the cigarette into a cigarette holder, and presses a push button, the electromagnetic heating controller provides a predetermined AC voltage to the electromagnetic heating coil to heat up the cigarette, and the user enjoys vaporized cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KANGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaochun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10750788
    Abstract: An electronic vaporizer device with a sealed, disposable, fillable cartridge is described, along with a method for refilling the cartridge. The electronic vaporizer includes a body which is held by the user and houses a battery. The body receives and couples with a cartridge with a reservoir for oil or other fluid to be vaporized. The cartridge also includes an atomizer which is powered by the battery via a connector terminal, a wick to provide oil to the atomizer from the oil reservoir, a vapor tube which transmits the vaporized oil to the user though a mouthpiece. In some embodiments, the user fills the reservoir of the cartridge by inserting a needle through a self-sealing septum. Further, the electronic vaporizer device includes a haptic device to provide haptic feedback to a user of the electronic vaporizer to communicate operating states of the electronic vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 10749281
    Abstract: A connector (10), for example, an F-connector, has a barrel (12), which may be threaded, a front flange (14), a frame insert (16), a rear flange (20), a body section (22) between the frame insert (16) and the rear flange, an insulator (60) in the barrel, and a center conductor (24) running through the insulator. The body section forms a slot (18) between the frame insert and the rear flange. The rear flange has two sections (20A, 20B), which mirror each other. A section may be a rectangular block with a curved cutoff; the curved cutouts face each other and, together, provide a passageway for the conductor. The conductor is preferably beryllium-copper with a tin plating. The insulator is preferably a high-temperature thermoplastic, such as a heat-resistant polyamide nylon which can withstand a temperature of 270┬░ C. for 1 minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Genesis Technology USA, Inc.
    Inventor: William Gray Vallely
  • Patent number: 10741942
    Abstract: A cable mounting structure includes: a clustered cable including at least two cables covered with an integration coat; a spacer configured to divide the at least two cables that are exposed by removing the integration coat at one end of the clustered cable into two groups and array the two groups of the cables along a upper surface and a lower surface of the spacer; a mounting board including a upper-side cable joint electrode to which a cable arrayed on the upper surface of the spacer is joined and a lower-side cable joint electrode to which a cable arrayed on the lower surface of the spacer is joined; and a resin seal in which a joint between the mounting board and the at least two cables and a mounting board side of the spacer is covered and sealed with a sealing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Sekido
  • Patent number: 10736361
    Abstract: Aerosol-cooling elements for use with an apparatus for heating smokable material are disclosed. In one example, the element is a rod having a first end and a second end and comprising at least one tube within the rod, with the at least one tube extending between the first end and the second end so as to provide a through hole extending between the first end and the second end of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: William England