Patents by Inventor Charles A. Jacobs

Charles A. Jacobs 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: 20220236031
    Abstract: A pre-pack assembly for use with an air gun and for use with a magazine that is removably insertable into the air gun, the pre-pack assembly includes a pre-pack that contains a gas canister, wherein inserting the pre-pack into the chamber of the magazine fluidly connects the gas canister with the magazine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Unit Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sandgren, Juan D. Tobón, Nathaniel Jacob Leon, Christopher Blodgett, Daniel Luby, Charles Miller, Jamie Scott Snider, Sol Cody Snider, Zachary Christopher Lloyd
  • Patent number: 11372153
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices comprising a power unit and a cartridge that is configured for engagement with the power unit. In particular, the cartridge can be configured for rotation about a longitudinal axis thereof so as to be insertable into a chamber of the power unit in a plurality of different orientations. Further, the aerosol delivery device can include processing circuitry that can be configured for detection of the cartridge orientation and execution of a control function assigned to the respective orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Sean A. Daugherty, Michael Ryan Galloway, Jason L. Wood, Matthew Joel Nettenstrom, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220192256
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is disclosed. The aerosol delivery device includes an atomizer and a body. The body has an outlet and houses the atomizer. The aerosol delivery device also includes a structure configured to inhibit liquid droplets of an aerosol precursor from exiting the outlet. Embodiments of the structure include micro-patterned surfaces, absorbers, and macro structures to create droplet capturing chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Brinkley, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Alfred Charles Bless
  • Patent number: 11311050
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. In various implementations, the aerosol delivery devices comprise a control device that includes a battery, a control component, and an outer housing that defines receiving chamber, and a cartridge that includes a mouthpiece portion, a tank that contains a liquid composition, and a heater configured to heat the liquid composition. The cartridge and the control device each include at least one connector configured to provide a magnetic and an electrical connection between the cartridge and the control device such that the cartridge can be removably and operatively received into the cartridge receiving chamber of the control body, wherein the at least one connector of the cartridge is located on the mouthpiece portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Matthew Joel Nettenstrom, Steven Michael Schennum, Thomas Michael McKeon, Zachary Hy Burchman
  • Patent number: 11311392
    Abstract: An assembly for attachment to a first implant component has a size and shape of a second implant component to be implanted together with the first implant component. The assembly includes a first body and a second body removably connected to the first body. In a temporary configuration, the first and second bodies are prevented from separating while the first and second bodies permit relative movement therebetween. A modular kit includes a plurality of the first bodies each having a different size or shape, and a plurality of the second bodies each having a different size or shape. A method of assembling the assembly includes removably connecting the first body to the second body, such that the first and second bodies are prevented from separating while permitting relative movement therebetween, and positioning the assembly on the first implant component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Niraj Maniar, Kevin Froster, Charles Jacob Shotmeyer
  • Publication number: 20220118201
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices including a cartridge and a control body. The control body may include a coupler and the cartridge may include a base. The base may be configured to releasably engage the cartridge. Further the base and the coupler may include anti-rotation mechanisms configured to prevent rotation of the cartridge relative to the base when engaged with one another. The anti-rotation mechanisms may include alternating protrusions and recesses in some embodiments. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Michael Ryan Galloway, John DePiano, Frank S. Silveira, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Michael Laine, Raymond Charles Henry
  • Publication number: 20220110371
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to atomizers for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The atomizer may include a liquid transport element and a wire extending along at least a portion of a longitudinal length thereof. The wire may define contact portions configured to engage heater terminals and a heating portion configured to produce heat. The heating portion may include a variable coil spacing. In other atomizers, the wire may extend at least partially through the liquid transport element proximate the contact portions. Related inputs, cartridges, aerosol production assemblies, and methods of forming atomizers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: John DePiano, David Jay Smith, Patsy Coppola, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Steven Lee Alderman, James William McClellan, John William Wolber, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Paul A. Brinkley, Grady Lance Dooly
  • Patent number: 11297876
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is disclosed. The aerosol delivery device includes an atomizer and a body. The body has an outlet and houses the atomizer. The aerosol delivery device also includes a structure configured to inhibit liquid droplets of an aerosol precursor from exiting the outlet. Embodiments of the structure include micro-patterned surfaces, absorbers, and macro structures to create droplet capturing chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Brinkley, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Alfred Charles Bless
  • Patent number: 11291249
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices and cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridge comprises a mouthpiece having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the mouthpiece having an exit portal defined therethrough, a tank defining a proximal end and a closed distal end, the tank being configured to contain a liquid composition that includes a distinctive characteristic, and a heater configured to heat the liquid composition. The distal end of the mouthpiece is configured to engage the proximal end of the tank, and when the cartridge is coupled with the aerosol delivery device at least one feature of the cartridge, or at least one feature of the control device, or at least one feature of both the cartridge and the control device, provides a visual indication of a color associated with the distinctive characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Aller, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Sean A. Daugherty, Michael Ryan Galloway, Matthew Joel Nettenstrom, Thomas Michael McKeon
  • Patent number: 11247006
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices including a cartridge and a control body. The control body may include a coupler and the cartridge may include a base. The base may be configured to releasably engage the cartridge. Further the base and the coupler may include anti-rotation mechanisms configured to prevent rotation of the cartridge relative to the base when engaged with one another. The anti-rotation mechanisms may include alternating protrusions and recesses in some embodiments. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Michael Ryan Galloway, John DePiano, Frank S. Silveira, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Michael Laine, Raymond Charles Henry
  • Patent number: 11234463
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to atomizers for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The atomizer may include a liquid transport element and a wire extending along at least a portion of a longitudinal length thereof. The wire may define contact portions configured to engage heater terminals and a heating portion configured to produce heat. The heating portion may include a variable coil spacing. In other atomizers, the wire may extend at least partially through the liquid transport element proximate the contact portions. Related inputs, cartridges, aerosol production assemblies, and methods of forming atomizers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John DePiano, David Smith, Patsy Coppola, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Steven Lee Alderman, James William McClellan, John William Wolber, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Paul A. Brinkley, Grady Lance Dooly
  • Publication number: 20220011495
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerosol delivery device comprising a control device that is connectable with a cartridge and that can include one or more additional elements for improving one or both of visible indications of use to a user and resistance to infiltration of liquid into the control device. More particularly, the control device may include a light guide configured for transmitting to a window from a light source that is off-set from the window and a controller configured to direct a varying level of light from the light source. The control device may include one or more elements that are configured to limit infiltration of liquids into the control device and thus may be consider to be water-resistant or water-proof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Sean A. Daugherty, Michael Ryan Galloway, Justin Holt
  • Publication number: 20210401059
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic smoking article that provides for improved aerosol delivery. Particularly, the article provides for separate delivery of two or more components of an aerosol precursor composition to one or more heaters so as to control the rate of delivery or the rate of heating of the separate components of the aerosol precursor composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Bradley James Ingebrethsen, Balager Ademe, Steven Lee Alderman, William Robert Collett, Grady Lance Dooly, Charles Jacob Novak, III
  • Publication number: 20210365599
    Abstract: Implementations for receiving, by the design assistant, an initial set of requirements, each requirement in the initial set of requirements being manually provided by a user, providing, by the design assistant and using a knowledge graph, a first set of questions based on the initial set of requirements and content determined from at least one design document in a set of design documents, filtering, by the design assistant, one or more questions from the first set of questions to provide a second set of questions, providing, by the design assistant, at least a portion of the second set of questions as output to the user to elicit one or more responses from the user, and editing, by the design assistant, the initial set of requirements based on the one or more responses to provide a set of requirements, the set of requirements for the to-be-designed product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Nikolas Martelaro, Alex M. Kass, Robert P. Dooley, Charles Jacob Foster
  • Publication number: 20210338949
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, JR., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, JR.
  • Patent number: 11159593
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating alerts in association with a request for credit data or an update to credit data. For example, information identifying an individual may be received from a credit bureau when an individual applies for a product or service from a requesting entity. The requesting entity may be a product or service provider that requests credit data of potential purchasers of its products. An electronic notification may then be sent in association with an event object generated by a notification system that is broadcast for delivery to one or more other systems, where the event object may be broadcast substantially in real time, such as via an enterprise server bus, relative to the requesting entity's initial request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dwayne Charles Jacobs, Srikumar Puthupadi Kanthadai
  • Patent number: 11156766
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerosol delivery device comprising a control device that is connectable with a cartridge and that can include one or more additional elements for improving one or both of visible indications of use to a user and resistance to infiltration of liquid into the control device. More particularly, the control device may include a light guide configured for transmitting to a window from a light source that is off-set from the window and a controller configured to direct a varying level of light from the light source. The control device may include one or more elements that are configured to limit infiltration of liquids into the control device and thus may be consider to be water-resistant or water-proof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Sean A. Daugherty, Michael Ryan Galloway, Justin Holt
  • Publication number: 20210315275
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to reservoirs for storing products in electronic smoking articles. The reservoir is manufactured from cellulose acetate fiber, thermoplastic fiber, non-thermoplastic fiber, or a combination thereof. The reservoir is substantially tubular in shape and is adapted to accommodate internal components of the smoking article thereby increasing reservoir capacity. The internal components particularly can comprise an atomizer, which may include a braided wick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Stuart Chapman, Yan Pu, Timothy Brian Nestor, Charles Jacob Novak, Grady Lance Dooly, Steven Floyd Nielsen, Bryan Peter Thomas, Alan Curtis Billings
  • Patent number: 11140921
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic smoking article that provides for improved aerosol delivery. Particularly, the article provides for separate delivery of two or more components of an aerosol precursor composition to one or more heaters so as to control the rate of delivery or the rate of heating of the separate components of the aerosol precursor composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Bradley James Ingebrethsen, Balager Ademe, Steven Lee Alderman, William Robert Collett, Grady Lance Dooly, Charles Jacob Novak, III
  • Patent number: D943151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Aller, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Michael Ryan Galloway, Matthew Joel Nettenstrom, Steven Michael Schennum, Joshua Morenstein, Willy Carteau