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: 20190230985
    Abstract: A charging case assembly for a vaporizer device includes a lower housing pivotably coupled to an upper housing. The lower housing can include a rechargeable power supply and a coupling mechanism configured to receive and position the vaporizer device within the lower housing. The coupling mechanism can include a cradle portion positioned along the lower housing and further include an elongated base that is recessed along an inner surface of the lower housing. The cradle portion can be configured to receive the vaporizer device such that a first elongated side of the vaporizer device is positioned against the base of the cradle portion. The coupling mechanism can further include a pair of case contacts positioned adjacent a first end of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Edward K. W. Chan, Brandon Cheung, Richard Johnson, Nolan Y. T. Lau, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Alexander Ringrose, Roxolana Wacyk
  • Publication number: 20190223510
    Abstract: Devices for generating and releasing vapor. In particular, described herein are portable devices for generating a low-temperature inhalable vapor having an elongated tubular body containing a vaporization chamber and a battery-powered heater, a removable mouthpiece covering the vaporization chamber, a display configured to indicate the temperature of the vaporization chamber; a microcontroller configured to regulate the temperature of the vaporization chamber, and a control to select from among a variety of temperature settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Adam M. Bowen, Krista Hunter, James Monsees, Patrick A. Myall
  • Publication number: 20190158938
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for electronic vaporizer sessioning are presented. Usage preferences of a preferred usage of the vaporizable material by a user of a vaporizer device are received via a user interface of an application or the vaporizer device. Usage data representing the usage of the vaporizable device are also received by the application. The application compares the usage data with the usage preferences within a predetermined time period, and determines a set of operational settings for the vaporizer device that correspond to the user's preferred usage of the vaporizable material. The operational settings are transmitted to the vaporizer device over a wireless channel for controlling an operation of the vaporizer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Brandon Cheung, James Monsees, Roxolana Wacyk
  • Patent number: 10279934
    Abstract: Methods of filling a tank reservoir of an electronic cigarette or cartridge for an electronic cigarette with a vaporizable material so that air is not entrapped within the cartridge. In particular, described herein are methods of filing a tank volume of a cartridge for an electronic cigarette from a bottom or side surface opposite a wick so that the wick remains at least partially dry and can vent air during filling until the tank volume is full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Christensen, Aaron Keller, James Monsees, Ariel Atkins
  • Patent number: 10264823
    Abstract: Cartridges for use with a vaporizer body are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge having a top end and a bottom end comprises a mouthpiece proximate to the top end, a transparent storage compartment configured to store vaporizable material, and a heater assembly attached to the transparent storage compartment at the bottom end. The heater assembly comprises a heating element, a pair of electrical contacts, a wick, and a heater chamber formed at least in part from two metal walls configured to provide a heat shield between the heating element and the storage compartment, coupled to the pair of electrical contacts. The pair of electrical contacts are disposed at the bottom end and are configured to complete an electrical circuit with the vaporizer body when the cartridge is inserted into the vaporizer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10244793
    Abstract: Devices for generating and releasing vapor. In particular, described herein are portable devices for generating a low-temperature inhalable vapor having an elongated tubular body containing a vaporization chamber and a battery-powered heater, a removable mouthpiece covering the vaporization chamber, a display configured to indicate the temperature of the vaporization chamber; a microcontroller configured to regulate the temperature of the vaporization chamber, and a control to select from among a variety of temperature settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Patrick Myall, Krista Hunter
  • Patent number: 10231484
    Abstract: Devices, cartridges, and method are described herein for emulating smoking wherein a device generates an aerosol for inhalation by a subject by heating a viscous material that can have a tactile response in the mouth or respiratory tract, while reducing Hoffman analytes and mutagenic compounds delivered to the user as compared to a common tobacco cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees
  • Publication number: 20190069599
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them. In particular, described herein are methods for controlling the power applied to a resistive heater of a vaporization device by measuring the resistance of the resistive heater at discrete intervals. Changes in the resistance during heating may be used to control the power applied to heat the resistive heater during operation. Also described herein are vaporization devices that are configured to measure the resistance of the resistive heater during heating and to control the application of power to the resistive heater based on the resistance values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins
  • Patent number: 10201190
    Abstract: Apparatuses including vaporizer device bodies and cartridges are provided. In some implementations, an apparatus includes a cartridge and a body. The cartridge comprises a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material, a heater chamber including a heating element configured to heat the vaporizable material to generate an aerosol, and an outlet for the aerosol. The body comprises a receptacle configured to insertably receive and couple to the cartridge, and first and second electrical contacts configured to complete an electrical circuit with the heating element. The cartridge and the body are configured to define an airflow path comprising an air inlet passage having a first side formed by an exterior surface of the cartridge and a second side formed by an internal surface of the receptacle. The air inlet passage is configured to deliver air towards the heater chamber, which is in fluid communication with the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: James Monsees, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Publication number: 20190008212
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods to generate an inhalable vapor in an electronic vaporization device. The vaporization device may generate a vapor with one or more defined characteristics. In some cases, the vapor may have a predetermined aerosol number density and/or a predetermined average aerosol diameter. The vaporization device may generate a vapor from a vaporizable material. In some cases, the vaporizable material may be a liquid material housed in a cartridge. The vaporization device may comprise a rechargeable power storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Steven Christensen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, James Monsees
  • Publication number: 20190000148
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods to generate an inhalable vapor in an electronic vaporization device. The vaporization device may generate a vapor with one or more defined characteristics. In some cases, the vapor may have a predetermined aerosol number density and/or a predetermined average aerosol diameter. The vaporization device may generate a vapor from a vaporizable material. In some cases, the vaporizable material may be a liquid material housed in a cartridge. The vaporization device may comprise a rechargeable power storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Steven Christensen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, James Monsees
  • Patent number: 10159282
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge for a vaporizer device comprises an elongate and flattened storage compartment configured to hold a liquid vaporizable material, an opaque mouthpiece that is secured over the proximal end of the storage compartment, an opening through the mouthpiece, a notch in the front side of the mouthpiece, a heater at the distal end of the storage compartment, and a channel within the storage compartment that extends from the heater towards the proximal end of the storage compartment. The liquid vaporizable material is visible through the storage compartment. A first end of the mouthpiece terminates in an edge disposed adjacent to a location between the distal end and the proximal end, the mouthpiece has a front side adjacent a side of the storage compartment, and the notch extends away from the edge toward an end of the mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Publication number: 20180360129
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them. In particular, described herein are vaporizer cartridges for controlling the power applied to a resistive heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan, James Monsees, Joshua Morenstein
  • Publication number: 20180360130
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them. In particular, described herein are vaporizer cartridges for controlling the power applied to a resistive heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan, James Monsees, Joshua Morenstein
  • Publication number: 20180317557
    Abstract: Vaporizers apparatuses, including cartridges and vaporizers having elongate and flattened (anti-roll) bodies as well as fluid-level windows formed between the cartridge and the vaporizer in which the cartridge is mechanically coupled to the vaporizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10117465
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge for use with a vaporization device comprises a wick, a resistive heating element in contact with the wick, a heater chamber configured to be disposed within a receptacle of the vaporization device, a plastic enclosure defining at least a portion of the heater chamber, and heater contacts comprising exposed contact tabs and fixation sites disposed proximate to opposite sides of the heater chamber, the heater contacts having surfaces defining at least a portion of the opposite sides, the exposed heater contact tabs positioned and configured to electrically couple with contacts within the receptacle. The resistive heating element is attached to and suspended between the fixation sites, the plastic enclosure is configured to receive the surfaces, and the heater chamber comprises at least a portion of the resistive heating element and at least a portion of the wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10117466
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them are described. In particular, cartridges are described for use with a vaporizer device body in which a cartridge is received in a receptacle of the vaporizer device body in one of two orientations. A heater chamber in the cartridge may be proximate to a bottom end of the cartridge and/or disposed between a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material and the bottom end of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10111470
    Abstract: Cartridges for use with a vaporizer device are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge comprises a storage compartment, a mouthpiece, a wicking material, and a heating element. The storage compartment is configured to hold a vaporizable material and has a distal end, a proximal end opposite the distal end, and a compartment side extending between the distal end and the proximal end. The mouthpiece encloses the proximal end of the storage compartment and has a side adjacent to the compartment side. The mouthpiece has a notch extending away from the edge of the mouthpiece toward the end of the mouthpiece, exposing a region of the compartment side. The wicking material is proximate to the storage compartment, disposed to contact the vaporizable material. The heating element is proximate to the storage compartment, is in contact with the wicking material, and is configured to generate an aerosol from the vaporizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: D842536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: D849996
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PAX Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Leon Duque, James Monsees, Brandon Cheung, Steven Christensen