Patents by Inventor James Monsees

James Monsees 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
  • Patent number: 10638792
    Abstract: Systems and methods to generate an inhalable vapor in an electronic vaporization device. Described herein are cartridges including a vaporizable material that may be securely connected to a rechargeable base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Christensen, James Monsees
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200127475
    Abstract: A charging adapter assembly for charging a vaporizer device is described herein. In some embodiments, the charging adapter may include a housing including a coupling end configured to couple to the vaporizer device. The coupling end of the housing may include a chamber having a base and at least one chamber wall defining a perimeter of the chamber. The base may include at least one charging contact. The charging adapter may include a power adapter extending from the housing. The power adapter may be configured to provide an electrical pathway between a power source and the at least one charging contact. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Cheung, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Claire O' Malley
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 20200022418
    Abstract: A vaporizer cartridge is described that is configured for coupling to a vaporizer device body and containing a vaporizable material. Various embodiments of the vaporizer cartridge are described that include one or more features for maximizing a reservoir volume within the vaporizer cartridge for the containing of vaporizable material thereby increasing the output of vaporized vaporizable material from a compact cartridge configuration. Additionally, associated methods of manufacturing are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Belisle, Steven Christensen, Eric Johnson, Jason King, James Monsees, Matthew Rios, Bryan White
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200000146
    Abstract: A vaporizer device may include various modular components. The vaporizer device may include a first subassembly. The first subassembly may include a cartridge connector that secures a vaporizer cartridge to the vaporizer device and includes at least two receptacle contacts that electrically communicate with the vaporizer cartridge. The vaporizer device may include a second subassembly. The second subassembly may include a skeleton defining a rigid tray that retains at least a power source. The vaporizer device may also include a third subassembly. The third subassembly may include a plurality of charging contacts that supply power to the power source, and an end cap that encloses an end of the vaporizer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel C. Anderson, Wei-Ling Chang, Brandon Cheung, Steven Christensen, Joseph Chun, Joseph R. Fisher, Jr., Nicholas J. Hatton, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Andrew L. Murphy, Claire O' Malley, John R. Pelochino, Hugh Pham, Vipul V. Rahane, Matthew J. Taschner, Val Valentine, Kenneth Wong
  • 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: D876008
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Cheung, Richard Johnson, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Alexander Ringrose, Roxolana Wacyk
  • 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
  • Patent number: D886638
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Bhalla, Jason Curtis, Peter C. De Alva, PyiPhyo Lwin, James Monsees, Kevin J. Myers, Vincent C. Phua, Jambunathan Vangal Ramamurthy, Alexandra N. Siano, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Bryan White, Thomas J. White
  • Patent number: D887632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PAX Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Leon Duque, Brandon Cheung, Steven Christensen, James Monsees