Patents by Inventor Ian Murison

Ian Murison 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: 10285442
    Abstract: A re-fillable and re-chargeable e-cigarette PV in which the PV indicates consumption of e-liquid using a visual indicator that extends or moves along the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10285449
    Abstract: An electronic vaporiser system including a vaporiser (1) and a single piezo-electric pump (6) that both withdraws e-liquid from a cartridge or chamber (3) and also pumps controlled amounts of e-liquid for atomizing in the vaporizer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 10287155
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer that includes an air pressure valve or device to enable excess air to escape from an e-liquid reservoir in the vaporizer during pressurized filling of the vaporizer with e-liquid. If the vaporizer includes a ceramic cell, then the air pressure device is the wall of the ceramic cell and the reservoir is the chamber arranged outside of the external wall of the ceramic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Publication number: 20190069603
    Abstract: An e-cigarette PV that includes an air pressure valve or device so that excess air can escape from an e-liquid reservoir in the PV when that reservoir is being filled under pressure with e-liquid from a parent reservoir. The valve or device is a barrier made of an air-porous material, such as a sintered polymer or metal, coated with or otherwise including a barrier or layer of an air-porous substance that is not porous to e-liquid, such as an oleophobic material or a hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic material. The oleophobic material is one of: sintered phosphor bronze, sintered stainless steel and sintered PU plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kaveh MEMARI, Adrian BENNETT, Ian MURISON, Stephen MARSH
  • Patent number: 10219538
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer system including a cartridge designed to provide a liquid or other substance for the electronic vaporizer system, the cartridge including a chip that stores data related to the batch number of the substance stored in the cartridge, and the cartridge being adapted to be inserted into or form an integral part of the electronic vaporizer system. The electronic vaporizer system reads the data from the chip and compares that data with stored data and, depending on the result of that comparison, either prevents or permits use of that substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 10207914
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer is not dis-assembled for filling with e-liquid, but is instead filled from a user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge. The vaporizer includes a front section comprising a wick and heating assembly but no e-liquid cartridge, the front section being removably fitted to a body of the vaporizer to enable a replacement front section to be used once the original wick or heating element starts to degrade, that replacement front section being supplied to the end-user with no e-liquid in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10202274
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer includes a heating element for heating an e-liquid and a microcontroller; the microcontroller determines the type and/or characteristics of the e-liquid being used and uses that as an input to automatically control the power delivered to the heating element to heat the e-liquid in a manner suitable for that specific type of e-liquid, or e-liquid with those characteristics. The e-liquid can be supplied from a cartridge and that cartridge then includes a record of the type of e-liquid stored in the cartridge and/or its characteristics and the microcontroller reads that record or is provided data from that record. A variable for the type of e-liquid and/or its characteristics is the water content of the e-liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 10201181
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporiser includes a heating element and a microcontroller; the microcontroller monitors or measures the airflow speed or pressure drop over an air-pressure sensor or other sensor and uses that as an input to control the power delivered to the heating element. The microcontroller can compensate for a very strong inhalation by applying more power during that inhalation as compared to a very light inhalation to ensure that the heating element is kept at its optimal heating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 10202272
    Abstract: The invention is an electronic cigarette vaporizer system operable in a ‘discrete’ mode to reduce the amount of vapor produced by a vaporizer that forms part of the system, compared to a normal mode. The ‘discrete’ mode causes the vapor produced to be less visible or noticeable, compared to a normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventor: Ian Murison
  • Patent number: 10149497
    Abstract: An e-cigarette PV that includes an air pressure valve or device so that excess air can escape from an e-liquid reservoir in the PV when that reservoir is being filled under pressure with e-liquid from a parent reservoir. The valve or device is a barrier made of an air-porous material, such as a sintered polymer or metal, coated with or otherwise including a barrier or layer of an air-porous substance that is not porous to e-liquid, such as an oleophobic material or a hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic material. The oleophobic material is one of: sintered phosphor bronze, sintered stainless steel and sintered PU plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10143235
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case is adapted to lock the PV securely in a charging position; and when the PV is locked in the charging position, then electrical charging contacts on the PV are in direct or indirect engagement with electrical charging contacts in the case that are connected to a power source, such as a rechargeable battery, in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10138113
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporiser that is the same approximate size as a cigarette and has a square or rectangular cross-section with rounded corners and includes a long PCB inserted lengthwise into the vaporiser. The PBC is not mounted at the mid-point of the cross-section, but at a different position closer to a major face of the vaporiser to permit more room for a rechargeable battery. The cross-section is a ‘squircle’.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventor: Ian Murison
  • Patent number: 10136674
    Abstract: A electronic cigarette vaporizer that includes a mechanical valve that is (i) pushed up from its seat to enable automatic filling of the vaporizer with e-liquid from a fluid transfer mechanism and (ii) returns to seal against its seat at other times when the vaporizer is being vaped or inhaled from (e.g. when filling is complete).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 10131532
    Abstract: An e-liquid cartridge designed to provide e-liquid for an electronic cigarette vaporizer system, the cartridge including a chip that stores and outputs (i) a unique identity for the cartridge and/or (ii) data defining the e-liquid stored in the cartridge, and the cartridge being adapted to be inserted into or form an integral part of the electronic vaporizer system. The data stored and output by the chip defines one or more of: flavor, nicotine strength, manufacturing batch number, date of manufacture, date of filling, tax data, quantity of e-liquid stored in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 10130119
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer system operable in a ‘power’ mode to increase the amount of vapor produced by a vaporizer that forms part of the system, compared to normal, whilst monitoring the temperature of a heating element in the vaporizer to ensure that excessively high temperatures, associated with undesirable compounds in the vapor produced by the heating element, are not reached. The system includes a button or sensor that alters the operation of the heating element in such a way as to increase the vapor produced, compared to normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventor: Ian Murison
  • Patent number: 10099916
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer includes a heating element and a microcontroller; the microcontroller monitors or measures external or ambient temperature and uses that as a control input. The control input automatically controls the power delivered to the heating element to ensure that the heating element operates at its optimal temperature. Where ambient temperatures are monitored or measured as very cold, then the power to the heating element is automatically increased to compensate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 10092035
    Abstract: A re-fillable and re-chargeable e-cigarette PV that is not disassembled in normal use for re-filling or replenishing with e-liquid and is also not disassembled in normal use for battery access or replacement or other battery interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10091839
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer that includes an IMU (inertial measurement unit). The IMU enables the vaporizer to detect when it is being lifted up and out of a case in which it has been stored so that it can change state. The change of state can be to turn on and to start heating an atomizing element. Data from the IMU may also enable the vaporizer to tell if it is not being used and so can power down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Dmitry Gorilovsky
  • Publication number: 20180271160
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kaveh MEMARI, Adrian BENNETT, Ian MURISON, Stephen MARSH
  • Patent number: D832505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison