Patents by Inventor Bradley J. Ingebrethsen

Bradley J. Ingebrethsen 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: 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: 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: 9486013
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source configured to be activated by combustion of a smokable material and an insulation layer of a non-glass material that is woven, knit, or both, and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment with aerosol-forming material disposed between, but physically separate from, each of the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the cigarette rod using tipping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Billy Tyrone Conner, Chandra K. Banerjee, Steven L. Alderman, Paul E. Braxton, Carolyn R. Carpenter, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen, Kristen L. Murray, Timothy B. Nestor, Evon Llewellyn Crooks
  • Publication number: 20130233329
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source configured to be activated by combustion of a smokable material and an insulation layer of a non-glass material that is woven, knit, or both, and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment with aerosol-forming material disposed between, but physically separate from, each of the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the cigarette rod using tipping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Billy Tyrone Conner, Chandra K. Banerjee, Steven L. Alderman, Paul E. Braxton, Carolyn R. Carpenter, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen, Kristen L. Murray, Timothy B. Nestor, Evon Llewellyn Crooks
  • Patent number: 8464726
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source configured to be activated by combustion of a smokable material and an insulation layer of a non-glass material that is woven, knit, or both, and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment with aerosol-forming material disposed between, but physically separate from, each of the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the cigarette rod using tipping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Billy Tyrone Conner, Chandra K. Banerjee, Steven L. Alderman, Paul E. Braxton, Carolyn R Carpenter, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen, Kristen L. Murray, Timothy B. Nestor, Evon Llewellyn Crooks
  • Publication number: 20110041861
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source configured to be activated by combustion of a smokable material and an insulation layer of a non-glass material that is woven, knit, or both, and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment with aerosol-forming material disposed between, but physically separate from, each of the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the cigarette rod using tipping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Billy Tyrone Conner, Chandra K. Banerjee, Steven L. Alderman, Paul E. Braxton, Carolyn R. Carpenter, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen, Kristen L. Murray, Timothy B. Nestor, Evon Llewellyn Crooks
  • Patent number: 5388574
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery article provides delivery of aerosol particles of relatively small size without the necessity of exposing the material which is aerosolized to a significant degree of heat or high temperatures. An aerosol forming material is a multi-component material comprising an active ingredient and another ingredient having a relatively low vaporization temperature, and preferably that aerosol forming material is in the form of an emulsion. The aerosol forming material is nebulized so as to provide first stage multi-component aerosol particles of fairly large size. The first stage aerosol particles then are subjected to heat so as to vaporize the other ingredient of that aerosol and cause further dispersion of that first stage aerosol. As such, a second stage aerosol composed of fine particles of active ingredient is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Inventor: Bradley J. Ingebrethsen
  • Patent number: 4819665
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery article is capable of producing substantial quantities of smoke, both initially and over the useful lifetime of the product, without significant thermal degradation of the aerosol former and without the presence of substantial pyrolysis or incomplete combustion products or sidestream smoke. The article also delivers very low levels of carbon monoxide. The article is able of providing the user with the sensations and benefits of cigarette smoking without burning tobacco. The article includes a carbonaceous fuel element, an aerosol forming substance within a heat conductive container, an outer member surrounding the heat conductive container, and a mouthend piece. Upon draw on the mouthend piece air enters the peripheral region of the outer member and enters the heat conductive container. As the heat conductive container is in a heat exchange relationship with the fuel element, aerosol is thereby formed within the container and passed to the mouth of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Donald L. Roberts, Carl C. Morrison, Johnny L. Brooks, Evon L. Crooks, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen
  • Patent number: 4771795
    Abstract: The present invention preferably relates to a smoking article which is capable of producing substantial quantities of aerosol, both initially and over the useful life of the product, without significant thermal degradation of the aerosol former and without the presence of substantial pyrolysis or incomplete combustion products or sidestream aerosol. The article employes a dual burn rate fuel element, which utilizes a fast burning segment and a slow burning segment.The use of such a dual burn rate fuel element has several advantages over conventional homogeneous fuels. For example, the fast burning component assists in the ease of lighting the fuel element, and provides rapid heat transfer to the aerosol generating means. This in turn, provides early aerosol delivery.The slow burning component provides for even heat distribution throughout the burn period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jackie L. White, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen