Patents by Inventor Adam Bowen

Adam Bowen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190159519
    Abstract: Vaporizer device features capable of improving on current approaches to mitigating against device damage or inoperability occurring from liquid exposure (e.g. exposure to liquid vaporizable material possibly affecting a pressure sensor, internal electronic circuitry, and/or electrical contact pins) are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Alex Cantwell, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Kevin Lomeli, Matthew Rios, Bryan White
  • Publication number: 20190158938
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for electronic vaporizer sessioning are presented. Usage preferences of a preferred usage of the vaporizable material by a user of a vaporizer device are received via a user interface of an application or the vaporizer device. Usage data representing the usage of the vaporizable device are also received by the application. The application compares the usage data with the usage preferences within a predetermined time period, and determines a set of operational settings for the vaporizer device that correspond to the user's preferred usage of the vaporizable material. The operational settings are transmitted to the vaporizer device over a wireless channel for controlling an operation of the vaporizer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Brandon Cheung, James Monsees, Roxolana Wacyk
  • Publication number: 20190124982
    Abstract: A system for aerosolization of compartmentalized materials is provided. In some implementations, the system performs operations comprising vaporizing, by a heater, at least a portion of a first material to form a first vapor, wherein the first material is stored in a reservoir coupled to the heater. The operations can further comprise providing, through a draw channel comprising the heater, the first vapor to a second material within the draw channel, wherein the second material comprises one or more of nicotine and an acid, wherein the second material is positioned between the resistive heater and an exit point of the draw channel. The operations can also include forming, based on the first vapor passing through and/or around the second material, an inhalable vapor. Related systems, methods, apparatuses, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Alexander Gould, Chenyue Xing
  • Patent number: 10264823
    Abstract: Cartridges for use with a vaporizer body are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge having a top end and a bottom end comprises a mouthpiece proximate to the top end, a transparent storage compartment configured to store vaporizable material, and a heater assembly attached to the transparent storage compartment at the bottom end. The heater assembly comprises a heating element, a pair of electrical contacts, a wick, and a heater chamber formed at least in part from two metal walls configured to provide a heat shield between the heating element and the storage compartment, coupled to the pair of electrical contacts. The pair of electrical contacts are disposed at the bottom end and are configured to complete an electrical circuit with the vaporizer body when the cartridge is inserted into the vaporizer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10244793
    Abstract: Devices for generating and releasing vapor. In particular, described herein are portable devices for generating a low-temperature inhalable vapor having an elongated tubular body containing a vaporization chamber and a battery-powered heater, a removable mouthpiece covering the vaporization chamber, a display configured to indicate the temperature of the vaporization chamber; a microcontroller configured to regulate the temperature of the vaporization chamber, and a control to select from among a variety of temperature settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Patrick Myall, Krista Hunter
  • Patent number: 10231486
    Abstract: A vaporization device that includes an entertainment mode or modes including one or more game modes. The vaporization device may enhance the user experience. The entertainment mode may be engaged by a sequence of predetermined manipulations of the vaporization device. The entertainment mode may include one or more interactive games using the device, and/or one or more display modes. The interactive games may include a pattern-following game, a memory game, a triggered output game, or a chance game. The entertainment mode may also include games that may be played by one or more persons. The entertainment mode may modify the operation (e.g., heater control, appearance, user interface, etc.) of the device while still permitting the vaporization of vaporizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PAX Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Nicholas J. Hatton
  • Patent number: 10231484
    Abstract: Devices, cartridges, and method are described herein for emulating smoking wherein a device generates an aerosol for inhalation by a subject by heating a viscous material that can have a tactile response in the mouth or respiratory tract, while reducing Hoffman analytes and mutagenic compounds delivered to the user as compared to a common tobacco cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees
  • Publication number: 20190069599
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them. In particular, described herein are methods for controlling the power applied to a resistive heater of a vaporization device by measuring the resistance of the resistive heater at discrete intervals. Changes in the resistance during heating may be used to control the power applied to heat the resistive heater during operation. Also described herein are vaporization devices that are configured to measure the resistance of the resistive heater during heating and to control the application of power to the resistive heater based on the resistance values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins
  • Patent number: 10159282
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge for a vaporizer device comprises an elongate and flattened storage compartment configured to hold a liquid vaporizable material, an opaque mouthpiece that is secured over the proximal end of the storage compartment, an opening through the mouthpiece, a notch in the front side of the mouthpiece, a heater at the distal end of the storage compartment, and a channel within the storage compartment that extends from the heater towards the proximal end of the storage compartment. The liquid vaporizable material is visible through the storage compartment. A first end of the mouthpiece terminates in an edge disposed adjacent to a location between the distal end and the proximal end, the mouthpiece has a front side adjacent a side of the storage compartment, and the notch extends away from the edge toward an end of the mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Publication number: 20180360129
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them. In particular, described herein are vaporizer cartridges for controlling the power applied to a resistive heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan, James Monsees, Joshua Morenstein
  • Publication number: 20180360130
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them. In particular, described herein are vaporizer cartridges for controlling the power applied to a resistive heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan, James Monsees, Joshua Morenstein
  • Publication number: 20180317557
    Abstract: Vaporizers apparatuses, including cartridges and vaporizers having elongate and flattened (anti-roll) bodies as well as fluid-level windows formed between the cartridge and the vaporizer in which the cartridge is mechanically coupled to the vaporizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10117466
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them are described. In particular, cartridges are described for use with a vaporizer device body in which a cartridge is received in a receptacle of the vaporizer device body in one of two orientations. A heater chamber in the cartridge may be proximate to a bottom end of the cartridge and/or disposed between a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material and the bottom end of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10117465
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge for use with a vaporization device comprises a wick, a resistive heating element in contact with the wick, a heater chamber configured to be disposed within a receptacle of the vaporization device, a plastic enclosure defining at least a portion of the heater chamber, and heater contacts comprising exposed contact tabs and fixation sites disposed proximate to opposite sides of the heater chamber, the heater contacts having surfaces defining at least a portion of the opposite sides, the exposed heater contact tabs positioned and configured to electrically couple with contacts within the receptacle. The resistive heating element is attached to and suspended between the fixation sites, the plastic enclosure is configured to receive the surfaces, and the heater chamber comprises at least a portion of the resistive heating element and at least a portion of the wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10111470
    Abstract: Cartridges for use with a vaporizer device are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge comprises a storage compartment, a mouthpiece, a wicking material, and a heating element. The storage compartment is configured to hold a vaporizable material and has a distal end, a proximal end opposite the distal end, and a compartment side extending between the distal end and the proximal end. The mouthpiece encloses the proximal end of the storage compartment and has a side adjacent to the compartment side. The mouthpiece has a notch extending away from the edge of the mouthpiece toward the end of the mouthpiece, exposing a region of the compartment side. The wicking material is proximate to the storage compartment, disposed to contact the vaporizable material. The heating element is proximate to the storage compartment, is in contact with the wicking material, and is configured to generate an aerosol from the vaporizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10104915
    Abstract: Systems and methods to generate an inhalable vapor in an electronic vaporization device. Described herein are cartridges including a vaporizable material that may be securely connected to a rechargeable base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, James Monsees, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10076139
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, an apparatus comprises a cartridge and a vaporizer body. The cartridge comprises a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material, a heater comprising a resistive heating element for generating an aerosol, and a mouthpiece comprising an opening for passage of the aerosol. The vaporizable material is visible through at least one side of the storage compartment. The vaporizer body comprises a proximal end, a distal end opposite the proximal end, and a cartridge receptacle at the proximal end, the cartridge receptacle configured to house the cartridge. The cartridge receptacle comprises a notch extending from the proximal end towards the distal end, and a portion of the storage compartment is visible through the notch when the cartridge is housed in the cartridge receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10070669
    Abstract: Cartridges for generating an aerosol are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge comprises a body, a heating element, and a mouthpiece. The body includes a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material and has a first end, a second end, and a surface between the first end and the second end. The mouthpiece is secured over the first end, has a notch extending away from the second end towards the first end, covers a first portion of the surface, does not cover a second portion of the surface configured for insertion into a cartridge receptacle of a vaporizer device, and does not cover a third portion of the surface comprising an area between the notch and the second end, the third portion of the surface being visible when the second portion of the surface is inserted into the cartridge receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10058129
    Abstract: Cartridges for vaporizer devices are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge includes a reservoir configured to hold a vaporizable material, a heater, and a first contact and a second contact. The heater includes a first plate, a second plate, a wick, and a resistive heating element in contact with the first plate and the second plate. The first contact and second contact respectively extend from the first plate and the second plate and over an exterior surface of the cartridge. The first and second contacts are integrally formed from the first and second plates, extend from the heater, are folded over the exterior surface of the cartridge, and are disposed and configured to complete an electrical circuit with a pair of contacts in a vaporization device when the cartridge is coupled to the vaporization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: D842536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan