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: 20200170302
    Abstract: Apparatuses, including systems and devices (“vaporizers”), for vaporizing material to form an inhalable aerosol that include capacitive lips sensing to regulate the temperature of the vaporizer, including transiently boosting the temperature. Methods of operating a vaporizer having a capacitive lip sensor are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Hatton, James Monsees, Adam Bowen
  • Patent number: 10667560
    Abstract: Cartridges for use with a vaporizer device are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge having a first end and a second end comprises a mouthpiece, a wick assembly comprising a heating element and a wicking material, a wick housing comprising a base having a hole and a first pair of mating members comprising first and second U-shaped members, a tank, and a tube connected with the hole. The tank includes an end wall proximate to the second end (having a vent) and a second pair of mating members, extending from the end wall towards the first end of the cartridge, comprising third and fourth U-shaped members. The first and second pair of mating members hold the wick assembly within the tank and define a chamber comprising at least part of the wick assembly and a reservoir configured to hold vaporizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan, Aaron Keller, James Monsees, Joshua Morenstein, Bryan White
  • Publication number: 20200163378
    Abstract: On-demand, hand-held vaporizer that operates primarily by convection. The vaporizer is configured to permit very rapid (e.g., within a few seconds) heating of air drawn through an oven chamber to a predetermined or selectable vaporizing temperature to vaporize a material (e.g., loose leaf plant material, etc.) that is held in the oven chamber. The vaporizer provides efficient transfer of air being heated as well as rapid delivery of vaporizable material to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew J. Taschner, Alexander J. Gould, Nicholas J. Hatton, Esteban Leon Duque, Ariel Atkins, James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Kevin Lomeli
  • Patent number: 10653180
    Abstract: A cartridge for use with a vaporization device comprising a first heating element, a first compartment for containment of a first vaporizable material, and a second compartment for containment of a second vaporizable material, wherein the device generates an aerosol for inhalation by a subject by heating the first vaporizable material or the second vaporizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen
  • Publication number: 20200146352
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a vaporization device are described that include one or more features, such as for generating a combined inhalable aerosol. In some embodiments, the vaporization device can include one or more heaters that are configured to heat one or more vaporizable materials. Various embodiments of heating elements and heating systems for use in vaporization devices are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: William W. Alston, Adam Bowen, Jacob R. Davis, Ian Garcia-Doty, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen, Joshua A. Kurzman, James Monsees, Paul R. Vieira
  • Publication number: 20200138112
    Abstract: Cartridges for vaporizer devices are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the cartridge can include an atomizer and a channel extending through the cartridge from an inlet to an outlet. The atomizer includes a wicking element that is configured to substantially draw a vaporizable material from a reservoir and into the atomizer, and a heating element that is configured to substantially vaporize the vaporizable material into a vaporized material. The channel has an airflow path and a vapor path that intersect at a first junction between the inlet and the outlet. The airflow path is configured to receive and substantially allow air to pass therethrough, and the vapor path is configured to direct the vaporized material into the first junction so that the vaporized material mixes with the air to substantially form an aerosol downstream of the atomizer. Vaporizer devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Christopher James Rosser
  • Publication number: 20200120987
    Abstract: Methods and vaporizer apparatuses that estimate, measure and/or predict the amount of vapor and/or material (including active ingredients) released by the vaporizer apparatus. In particular, described herein are electronic vaporizers and methods of using them that determine a dose/amount of vapor and/or a material in the vapor based primarily or exclusively on the electrical and thermal properties, e.g., power or energy applied to the vaporizing element (e.g., heating coil) and the temperature of the material immediately before and as it is vaporized. Dose information may be used to control operation of the device and/or reported to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen, Esteban Leon Duque, James Monsees
  • Patent number: 10617834
    Abstract: An apparatus for vaporizing a concentrate and/or a non-concentrate material is provided. The apparatus can include a housing, a reservoir, a vessel, and a heating element. The reservoir can be coupled to a lid of the apparatus and configured to hold the concentrate. The vessel can be disposed at least partially inside of the housing and can be configured to receive the reservoir when the lid of the apparatus is in a closed position with respect to the housing. The heating element can be configured to generate heat for heating the vessel, thereby vaporizing the concentrate in the reservoir to form an aerosol. Coupling the reservoir to the lid of the apparatus can enable the apparatus to be used for vaporizing the concentrate while decoupling the reservoir from the lid of the apparatus can enable the apparatus to be used for vaporizing the non-concentrate material. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PAX Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander J. Gould, Adam Bowen, Ariel Atkins, Kevin Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20200097304
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for supplying contextual help to a user of an application. A problem encountered by the user while using the application is identified in real time. Identifying the problem may include identifying the current user task, based at least on application checkpoints encountered by the user. In response to identifying the problem encountered by the user in real time, the user is provided with short-term help and long-term help that address the problem. The short-term and long-term help may be identified based at least in part on mappings that associate user tasks with help information applicable to the user tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Uday Illindala, Adam B. Splitter, John Bowen
  • Publication number: 20200077707
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing including a power source; a reservoir including an inlet, an outlet, and configured to contain vaporizable material and couple to the housing; and a PTCR heating element configured to electrically couple to the power source and heat the vaporizable material to form an aerosol. The PTCR heating element includes an electrical resistivity that varies based on temperature. The electrical resistivity includes an electrical resistivity transition zone including an increase in electrical resistivity over a temperature range such that, when the PTCR heating element is heated to a first temperature within the transition zone, current flow from the power source is reduced to a level that limits further temperature increases of the PTCR heating element. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: William W. Alston, Adam Bowen, Joshua A. Kurzman, James Monsees
  • Patent number: 10575563
    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: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Pax Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Nicholas J. Hatton
  • Publication number: 20200037669
    Abstract: A vaporizer cartridge configured to efficiently and effectively heat a non-liquid source material that includes a vaporizable material is described. The cartridge may include a heating element including an electrically resistive material and may be configured to vaporize the vaporizable material by delivery of heat to the vaporizable material. The cartridge may include a cartridge contact in electrical communication with the electrically resistive material. The cartridge contact may be configured to couple to a vaporizer contact positioned proximate to a cartridge coupling feature to allow electrical power to pass from the vaporizer device through the electrically resistive material. The electrical power may cause heating of the electrically resistive material and the vaporizable material to result in generation of an aerosol for inhalation by a user. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Rishi D. Jobanputra, James Monsees, Andrew D. Newbold
  • Publication number: 20200022400
    Abstract: A nicotine liquid formulation comprising nicotine, an acid, and a biologically acceptable liquid carrier, wherein heating an amount of said nicotine liquid formulation using low temperature electronic vaporization device, i.e. an electronic cigarette, generates an inhalable aerosol, and wherein at least about 50% of said acid in said amount is in said aerosol, and wherein at least about 90% of said nicotine in said amount is in said aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Adam BOWEN, Chenyue XING
  • Publication number: 20200022417
    Abstract: A vaporization device includes a cartridge having a reservoir that holds a vaporizable material, a heating element, and a wicking element that can draw the vaporizable material to the heating element to be vaporized. The wicking element can include two ends in contact with the reservoir. The cartridge can include an airflow control feature for controlling airflow in the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Nicholas J. Hatton, Esteban Leon Duque, James Monsees, Christopher J. Rosser, Andrew Stratton
  • Publication number: 20200000143
    Abstract: A vaporizer system may include a vaporizer device communicatively coupled with a user device configured to control the functions and/or features of the vaporizer device. The vaporizer device may serve as a replacement for traditional combustible cigarettes. Accordingly, the user device may be configured to collect usage data from the vaporizer device and generate recommendations to enhance and/or expedite the transition from traditional combustible cigarettes to the vaporizer device. For example, the user device may provide puff coaching to enable a more satisfying initial experience. Alternatively and/or additionally, the user device may recommend pod types and/or puff patterns that are associated with a reduction in overall intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel C. Anderson, Ariel Atkins, Mackenzie P. Belt, Adam Bowen, Ariana M. Bruno, James R. Cazzoli, Steven Christensen, Joseph R. Fisher, JR., Jonatan Goldberg Kidon, Nicholas J. Hatton, Michelle Kim, James Monsees, Andrew L. Murphy, Nordstrom K. Phelps, Immaneni Hiteshwar Rao, Itai Turbahn, JonPaul Vega, Roxolana Wacyk, Jason B. Yonker, Casey S. Yost, Diego D. Zaks Barrios
  • Patent number: 10517331
    Abstract: On-demand, hand-held vaporizer that operates primarily by convection. The vaporizer is configured to permit very rapid heating of air drawn through an oven chamber to a predetermined or selectable vaporizing temperature to vaporize a material that is held in the oven chamber. The vaporizer provides efficient transfer of air being heated as well as rapid delivery of vaporizable material to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Alexander J. Gould, Nicholas J. Hatton, Esteban Leon Duque, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Matthew J. Taschner
  • Patent number: 10512282
    Abstract: Methods and vaporizer apparatuses that estimate, measure and/or predict the amount of vapor and/or material (including active ingredients) released by the vaporizer apparatus. In particular, described herein are electronic vaporizers and methods of using them that determine a dose/amount of vapor and/or a material in the vapor based primarily or exclusively on the electrical and thermal properties, e.g., power or energy applied to the vaporizing element (e.g., heating coil) and the temperature of the material immediately before and as it is vaporized. Dose information may be used to control operation of the device and/or reported to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees, Ariel Atkins, Bradley Ingebrethsen, Esteban Leon Duque
  • Publication number: 20190373953
    Abstract: Cartridges for use in vaporizer or vaporization devices are disclosed herein. Vaporizer or vaporization devices, atomizer components, and methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Esteban Leon Duque, James Monsees
  • Patent number: D877971
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees, Steven Christensen, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan, Joshua Morenstein
  • Patent number: RE47994
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees, Steven Christensen