Patents by Inventor Alain Tabasso

Alain Tabasso 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).

  • Patent number: 11896056
    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: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Michel Bessant, Ben Mazur, Eva Saade Latorre, Alain Tabasso
  • Publication number: 20230310766
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a perforated glass substrate and a heater element. The heater element is provided in the glass substrate, on the glass substrate, or both in and on the glass substrate. The heater element includes a plurality of parallel strips between alternating rows of the perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien DUC, Alain TABASSO
  • Patent number: 11707585
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a perforated glass substrate and a heater element. The heater element is provided in the glass substrate, on the glass substrate, or both in and on the glass substrate. The heater element includes a plurality of parallel strips between alternating rows of the perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien Duc, Alain Tabasso
  • Publication number: 20230225399
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device may comprise a housing defining at least one internal compartment. The housing may be waterproof. The aerosol-generating device may further comprise a power supply, an electric heater, and/or a haptic feedback device. Each of the power supply, electric heater, and/or haptic feedback device may be positioned within one or more of the at least one internal compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Michel BESSANT, Laurent GOLAY, Omer KESICI, Nikolaus Martin Ernest Wilhelm RICKETTS, Laurent SEYDOUX, Alain TABASSO
  • Patent number: 11622578
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device may include a housing defining at least one internal compartment. The housing may be waterproof. The aerosol-generating device may further include a power supply, an electric heater, and/or a haptic feedback device. Each of the power supply, electric heater, and/or haptic feedback device may be positioned within one or more of the at least one internal compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Michel Bessant, Laurent Golay, Omer Kesici, Nikolaus Martin Ernest Wilhelm Ricketts, Laurent Seydoux, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 11533953
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system provided, including an electrically operated aerosol-generating element; a first electrochemical energy storage device (EESD) configured to supply electrical power to the aerosol-generating element; and an EESD temperature control system including at least one temperature sensor positioned to sense a temperature of the first EESD and an electrical heater configured to heat the first EESD, wherein the EESD temperature control system operates the electrical heater dependent on an output from the at least one temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alain Tabasso, Fabien Duc, Jacques Robert, Michel Bessant
  • Publication number: 20210205547
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system may include a liquid storage portion, a vaporizer, and a pump. The liquid storage portion may be configured to store a liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The vaporizer may be configured to volatilize the liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The pump may be configured to pump air into the liquid storage portion so as to push out a volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion and to supply the volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the vaporizer. A method for generating an aerosol may be performed with the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ben MAZUR, Eva Saade LATORRE, Alain TABASSO
  • Publication number: 20210178091
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a perforated glass substrate and a heater element. The heater element is provided in the glass substrate, on the glass substrate, or both in and on the glass substrate. The heater element includes a plurality of parallel strips between alternating rows of the perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien DUC, Alain TABASSO
  • Patent number: 10980287
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system may include a liquid storage portion, a vaporizer, and a pump. The liquid storage portion may be configured to store a liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The vaporizer may be configured to volatilize the liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The pump may be configured to pump air into the liquid storage portion so as to push out a volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion and to supply the volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the vaporizer. A method for generating an aerosol may be performed with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ben Mazur, Eva Saade Latorre, Alain Tabasso
  • Publication number: 20210068456
    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: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Michel BESSANT, Ben MAZUR, Eva Saade LATORRE, Alain TABASSO
  • Patent number: 10888126
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a glass substrate including perforations and a heater element. The heater element may be located in the glass substrate, on the glass substrate, or both in and on the glass substrate. The heater element may include a plurality of parallel strips and a plurality of transversal strips. The plurality of parallel strips and the plurality of transversal strips form a grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien Duc, Alain Tabasso
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200305315
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system may include a liquid storage portion, a vaporizer, and a pump. The liquid storage portion may be configured to store a liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The vaporizer may be configured to volatilize the liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The pump may be configured to pump air into the liquid storage portion so as to push out a volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion and to supply the volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the vaporizer. A method for generating an aerosol may be performed with the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ben Mazur, Eva Saade Latorre, Alain Tabasso
  • Publication number: 20200288777
    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: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Michel BESSANT, Ben MAZUR, Eva Saade LATORRE, Alain TABASSO
  • Publication number: 20200187558
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a perforated glass substrate and a heater element. The heater element is provided in or on the glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien DUC, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 10667559
    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: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michel Bessant, Ben Mazur, Eva Saade Latorre, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 10653185
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system may include a liquid storage portion, a vaporizer, and a pump. The liquid storage portion may be configured to store a liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The vaporizer may be configured to volatilize the liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The pump may be configured to pump air into the liquid storage portion so as to push out a volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion and to supply the volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the vaporizer. A method for generating an aerosol may be performed with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ben Mazur, Eva Saade Latorre, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 10588358
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a perforated glass substrate and a heater element. The heater element is encapsulated in the glass substrate. The heater element includes a thin metal foil. The heater element is isolated from an adjacent aerosol-forming substrate. The perforations have a width ranging from about 1 micron to about 500 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien Duc, Alain Tabasso
  • Publication number: 20190320717
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system provided, including an electrically operated aerosol-generating element; a first electrochemical energy storage device (EESD) configured to supply electrical power to the aerosol-generating element; and an EESD temperature control system including at least one temperature sensor positioned to sense a temperature of the first EESD and an electrical heater configured to heat the first EESD, wherein the EESD temperature control system operates the electrical heater dependent on an output from the at least one temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alain TABASSO, Fabien DUC, Jacques ROBERT, Michel BESSANT
  • Publication number: 20190297947
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device may comprise a housing defining at least one internal compartment. The housing may be waterproof. The aerosol-generating device may further comprise a power supply, an electric heater, and/or a haptic feedback device. Each of the power supply, electric heater, and/or haptic feedback device may be positioned within one or more of the at least one internal compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Michel Bessant, Laurent GOLAY, Omer KESICI, Nikolaus Martin Ernest Wilhelm RICKETIS, Laurent SEYDOUX, Alain TABASSO