Patents Examined by Shawntina T Fuqua
  • Patent number: 11991793
    Abstract: A heating element for an e-vapor device includes a planar portion including at least one filament. The filament may define an air channel through the planar portion. The heating element may include first and second lead portions extending away from the planar portion. The planar portion, the first lead portion, and the second lead portion may be a unitary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Arie Holtz, Isaac Weigensberg
  • Patent number: 11983023
    Abstract: Methods systems and apparatuses for reducing or substantially eliminating distortion in a transparent substrate in situ are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler R. Sterling, Garrett Murdock Myhre, John Robert Lesh, Thanh Dac Tran
  • Patent number: 11950634
    Abstract: A method of controlling aerosol production in an aerosol-generating system is provided, the system including an aerosol-generating element and a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet, a flow channel defined from the air inlet to the air outlet configured to provide a flow of air past the aerosol-generating element, and a flow sensor configured to detect an air flow in the flow channel; and the method including increasing a power supplied to the aerosol-generating element for at least a second time if the flow sensor detects that the flow rate of the air flow increases past a threshold. There is also provided an aerosol-generating system comprising circuitry configured to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane Bilat, Guillaume Colotte, Daryl Ng Wai Leong, Ho Keat Chang
  • Patent number: 11948769
    Abstract: A monolithic graphite heater for heating a thermionic electron cathode includes first and second electrically conductive arms, each one of the first and second electrically conductive arms having an electrode mount at a proximal end, a thermal apex at a distal end, and a transitional region between the electrode mount and the thermal apex; a cathode mount electrically and mechanically coupling each thermal apex to form a maximum Joule-heating region at or adjacent the cathode mount and decreasing Joule heating along each transitional region; and a press-fit aperture formed in the cathode mount, the press-fit aperture sized to receive at least a portion of the thermionic electron cathode for facilitating thermionic emission produced therefrom in response to operative heat power generation provided by the maximum Joule-heating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Physics Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald G. Magera, Aaron M. Torok, Joel A. Wenrich, Matthew C. Zappe
  • Patent number: 11950330
    Abstract: A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system is provided, including a liquid storage portion including a housing containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the housing having an open end; and a heater assembly including: an electrical heating element configured to heat the substrate to form an aerosol, the heating element including a planar filament arrangement having one or more electrically conductive filaments, an electrically insulating substrate having a planar attachment face, the filament arrangement disposed on the planar attachment face, and clamping elements mechanically fixing the filament arrangement to the electrically insulating substrate and applying a pulling force onto the filament arrangement, at least a portion of the heater assembly being fluid-permeable, and the heater assembly being arranged over the open end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Rui Batista, Jean-Marc Widmer, Jens Ulrik Poulsen
  • Patent number: 11938486
    Abstract: A consistent and repeatable thawing method of frozen samples in a bag-format storage vessel is described herein. Methods and systems may allow for multiple bag-format storage vessel sizes to be used in the same device. A subset of a plurality of sensors may be qualified for the thawing method. The method may further include heating a frozen sample using a first heater bank and a second heater bank. In addition, the method may include measuring a plurality of second temperatures of the bag-format vessel. At or slightly after a second threshold temperature, the method may include heating using the first heater bank and terminating heating using the second heater bank. The method may include terminating the heating of the partially thawed sample using the first heater bank after the partially thawed sample has been heated using the first heater bank for a duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: BIOLIFE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Schryver, Ryan Braunstein
  • Patent number: 11920800
    Abstract: An electric space heater having foldable panels is disclosed. A foldable panel may comprise a plural plate-like members and a flexible non-conductive material. The plural plate-like members including (i) a first plate-like member, a second plate-like member, a third plate-like member. The first plate-like member may have a heating element having a first radiation emitting surface and a second interior surface, and (b) a board adhesively bonded to said second interior surface; the second plate-like member may have (a) a heating element having a first radiation emitting surface and a second interior surface, and (b) a board adhesively bonded to said second interior surface; the third plate-like member may have (a) a heating element having a first radiation emitting surface and a second interior surface, and (b) a board adhesively bonded to said second interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: MZY LLC
    Inventor: Yun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11918061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to heatable garments, comprising a garment body and a heating pad adhered to at least a portion of the garment body, wherein the heating pad comprises graphene particles dispersed in a polymer matrix material. The invention also provides fabrics for making such garments, and methods of making such garments and fabrics. Also provided are heatable bedding incorporating a heating pad as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: HAYDALE GRAPHENE INDUSTRIES PLC
    Inventors: Davide DeGanello, Youmna Mouhamad, Andrew Claypole
  • Patent number: 11910497
    Abstract: A method to retrofit a transparent window which does not comprise an electric heating device, such as a vehicle windshield, with a transparent window having an electric heating device. The method includes (i) removing from the vehicle the transparent window which does not comprise an electric heating device, (ii) installing a transparent window, provided with an electric heating device, such as a heating layer, and at least one temperature sensor, to obtain a retrofitted heating transparent window, (iii) connecting the electric heating device to a voltage supply device such that by applying a heating voltage to the transparent window, and (iv) connecting a remote control device with the at least one temperature sensor and the voltage supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Michel Meyers
  • Patent number: 11895741
    Abstract: A support pedestal includes a support member including a resistive layer having a plurality of zones, a routing layer, and a plurality of conductive vias. The plurality of zones are defined by a plurality of independently controllable resistive heating elements. The resistive layer and the routing layer are disposed in different planes of the support member and are connected by the plurality of conductive vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Ptasienski, Stanton Hopkins Breitlow, Mohammad Nosrati, Kevin Smith, Brittany Phillips, Ken Ames, Patrick Margavio, Kurt English
  • Patent number: 11871788
    Abstract: An electrically heated aerosol-generating system for receiving an aerosol-forming substrate includes a heating element including a first electrically conductive element electrically insulated from a second electrically conductive element by an electrically insulating portion. The first and second elements are elongate and are electrically connected to each other by an electrically resistive portion. At least one electrically conductive element and the electrically resistive portion are arranged such that they are at least partially in contact with the aerosol-forming substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Greim, Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Patent number: 11871778
    Abstract: A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system is provided, the cartridge including: a first compartment containing an alkaloid source, the alkaloid source including a liquid alkaloid formulation having a polyhydric alcohol content of at least about 10 percent by weight and an alkaloid content of at least about 10 percent by weight; and a second compartment containing an acid source. An aerosol-generating system is also provided, including: the cartridge; and an aerosol-generating device including a housing defining a device cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the cartridge, and a heating element configured to heat the first compartment and the second compartment of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Irene Taurino, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik
  • Patent number: 11877358
    Abstract: Portable multi-layer warmth delivery systems and methods may pertain to an electrically resistive first layer, a structural second layer, and an infrared-redirecting third layer. By passing an electrical current through the electrically resistive first layer, infrared energy is emitted, redirected, and efficiently concentrated in a vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Ignik Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventors: Graeme Esarey, Peter Pontano
  • Patent number: 11865811
    Abstract: A laminated glazing has a plurality of rigid transparent substrates that are bonded to one another pairwise via an intercalary adhesive layer, at least one of these transparent substrates being coated with an electrically conductive layer that is substantially uniform in nature and thickness, a zone of which has four edges opposing one another in pairs, first and second busbars being arranged along two opposite edges, ablation lines of the electrically conductive layer closing in on themselves while forming non-conductive strips, each occupying a major portion of the distance between the busbars, the shape of the non-conductive strips being capable of providing a temperature of heating by the electrically conductive layer that is virtually constant over the entire area of the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Thomas Tondu
  • Patent number: 11859596
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electric heating thermal management system for an oil and gas transportation pipeline based on renewable energy and CO2 energy storage. It transmits the feedback data value through a data collection device arranged in the pipeline to the early warning device by the control device. After analysis and processing, the early warning device can feed back the data value to the control device and the remote operation device in two modes. Different degrees of heating amount can be generated for the oil and gas transportation pipelines at different positions in different modes. Hierarchical and distributed management control for the oil and gas transportation pipelines can be targetedly conducted in unblocked, easily blocked and blocked positions of the oil and gas transportation pipeline. The present invention couples the renewable energy electricity supply device and the CO2 energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Cong Chen, Yongchen Song, Xi Wang, Zherui Chen, Jingyue Sun, Yu Liu, Yi Zhang, Mingjun Yang, Jiafei Zhao, Weiguo Liu, Yan Qin, Zheng Ling, Lanlan Jiang, Lunxiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11858308
    Abstract: A vehicle warmer includes: a housing provided within a vehicle; a heat generation film normally accommodated within the housing, and configured to be spread out from the housing when in use, and to generate heat when electricity is supplied; an electricity supply unit supplying electricity to the heat generation film; and a switching unit provided between the electricity supply unit and the heat generation film to enable electricity to flow from the electricity supply unit to the heat generation film when the heat generation film is spread out from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyeon Kyu Yang, Man Ju Oh, So La Chung
  • Patent number: 11856662
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the use of a composite material as electro-thermal material in a process for the production of an electrical heating panel, wherein the electrical heating panel comprises at least one device selected from a plate, a sheet or a film, wherein said device has one or more layers wherein at least one layer is a heating layer made of a composite material comprising a first polymer which is one or more amorphous polymers or one or more semi-crystalline polymers selected from polyethylene and/or polypropylene; and from 2.0 to 20.0 wt. % of carbon particles and wherein the heating layer or at least one heating layer has a thickness ranging from 100 ?m to 4.0 mm. The disclosure also relates to the use of such electrical heating panel in a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TOTALENERGIES ONETECH
    Inventors: Olivier Lhost, Yves Trolez, Cristo Boukalidis, Fran├žois Marcq
  • Patent number: 11852271
    Abstract: A modular unit includes a carrier member defining a receiving space for receiving a fluid conduit, a heating element disposed on a surface of the carrier member, and a thermal insulation jacket surrounding the carrier member. The thermal insulation jacket includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper and lower portions of the thermal insulation jacket have mating features for securing the upper and lower portions together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: John Lilleland, Terry Madson, Eric Ellis, Cristian Portillo
  • Patent number: 11856660
    Abstract: A heating system for a drive train or a component thereof and to a method for producing it. In order to produce an apparatus of the above-mentioned type, which can be inexpensively integrated into an existing system, it is proposed for at least one heating element, which is for active electrical heating of a drive train or component thereof, to be provided in combination with or in an already existing component for thermal and/or acoustic shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Aylin Welder, Andreas Hubert, Kristina Wilsch, Marcel Bold, Bernd Ell
  • Patent number: 11849511
    Abstract: This present disclosure relates to a flexible heating device having a unique layered assembly structure including a flexible heat generating layer. The present disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing the flexible heating device and method of use of the flexible heating device in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Calefact Limited
    Inventors: Xiao Tong, Donglei Ma, Hing Lung Jason Tsang