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).

  • Patent number: 10104915
    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: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, James Monsees, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10076139
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, an apparatus comprises a cartridge and a vaporizer body. The cartridge comprises a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material, a heater comprising a resistive heating element for generating an aerosol, and a mouthpiece comprising an opening for passage of the aerosol. The vaporizable material is visible through at least one side of the storage compartment. The vaporizer body comprises a proximal end, a distal end opposite the proximal end, and a cartridge receptacle at the proximal end, the cartridge receptacle configured to house the cartridge. The cartridge receptacle comprises a notch extending from the proximal end towards the distal end, and a portion of the storage compartment is visible through the notch when the cartridge is housed in the cartridge receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10070669
    Abstract: Cartridges for generating an aerosol are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge comprises a body, a heating element, and a mouthpiece. The body includes a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material and has a first end, a second end, and a surface between the first end and the second end. The mouthpiece is secured over the first end, has a notch extending away from the second end towards the first end, covers a first portion of the surface, does not cover a second portion of the surface configured for insertion into a cartridge receptacle of a vaporizer device, and does not cover a third portion of the surface comprising an area between the notch and the second end, the third portion of the surface being visible when the second portion of the surface is inserted into the cartridge receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10058129
    Abstract: Cartridges for vaporizer devices are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge includes a reservoir configured to hold a vaporizable material, a heater, and a first contact and a second contact. The heater includes a first plate, a second plate, a wick, and a resistive heating element in contact with the first plate and the second plate. The first contact and second contact respectively extend from the first plate and the second plate and over an exterior surface of the cartridge. The first and second contacts are integrally formed from the first and second plates, extend from the heater, are folded over the exterior surface of the cartridge, and are disposed and configured to complete an electrical circuit with a pair of contacts in a vaporization device when the cartridge is coupled to the vaporization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10058130
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a cartridge are provided. In some implementations, a method comprises forming a storage compartment having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, attaching a mouthpiece to the storage compartment at the second end, and attaching a heater at the first end. The storage compartment is configured to hold a vaporizable material. The heater comprises a heating element, a first plate positioned proximate to a first side of the storage compartment, and a second plate positioned proximate to a second side of the storage compartment. The first plate is coupled to the heating element and attached proximate to the first end, and the second plate is coupled to the heating element and attached proximate to the first end. The first plate and the second plate define a volume therebetween with at least a portion of the heating element disposed within the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10058124
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, a vaporizer device comprises a cartridge and a device body. The cartridge comprises a cartridge body having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, a first pair of heater contacts comprising a first plate coupled to the first side and a second plate coupled to the second side, and a heater comprising a wick, a resistive heating element in contact with the wick, the first plate, and the second plate. The wick and resistive heating element are suspended between the first plate and the second plate. The device body comprises a cartridge receptacle for receiving the cartridge and a second pair of heater contacts positioned to couple with the first pair of heater contacts when the cartridge is inserted into the device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Ariel Atkins
  • Patent number: 10045567
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge comprises a storage compartment holding a vaporizable material, a wick in contact with the vaporizable material, a heating element in contact with the wick, a first plate positioned proximate to a first side of the cartridge and coupled to the heating element, and a second plate positioned proximate to a second side of the cartridge and coupled to the heating element, the first side opposite the second side. The heating element is configured to heat the vaporizable material to generate an aerosol comprising particles having diameters of an average size of about one micron or less. The first plate and the second plate define a volume therebetween, and at least a portion of the heating element is positioned within the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Patent number: 10045568
    Abstract: Vaporizer devices and apparatuses are provided. In some implementations, a cartridge for use with a vaporization device comprises a flattened body, a mouthpiece, a reservoir within the flattened body, a heater, and a pair of flat contact tabs. The flattened body comprises a proximal end, a distal end opposite the proximal end, a longitudinal axis between the proximal end and the distal end, and a transverse axis that is perpendicular to and shorter than the longitudinal axis. The mouthpiece is proximate to the proximal end of the flattened body, and the heater comprises of a pair of plates, a wick, and a resistive heating element. The pair of flat contact tabs are integrally formed from the plates and folded over an outer surface of the flattened body proximate to the distal end of the flattened body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan
  • Publication number: 20180177240
    Abstract: Vaporizers having a thermal wick are provided. A thermal wick may include a combination of an electrically insulating porous wicking material surrounding, enclosing, covering or embedded within a thermally conductive material. The thermally conductive material has a thermal conductance greater than that of the porous wicking material. The thermal wick reduces the viscosity of vaporizable material by transferring heat throughout the wick and warming the vaporizable material and providing a high void volume. The thermal wick allows for substantially higher total particulate masses of vaporizable material than traditional wicks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Esteban L. Duque, Ariel Atkins, James Monsees, Alexander Gould
  • Publication number: 20180116291
    Abstract: Vaporizers apparatuses, including cartridges and vaporizers having fluid-level windows through the body of the vaporizer allowing visualization into the cartridge and the vaporizer; the cartridge is magnetically coupled to the vaporizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins, Aaron Keller
  • Publication number: 20180103686
    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: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins
  • Publication number: 20180098578
    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: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins, Aaron Keller
  • Publication number: 20180092405
    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: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins
  • Publication number: 20180092406
    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: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins
  • Publication number: 20180093054
    Abstract: Vaporizers and vaporizer systems, which can include a device in communication with a vaporizer, can include one or more features related to control of functions and/or features of the vaporizer, identification of a cartridge and/or a vaporizable material in the cartridge, data exchange (either one-way or two-way) between a cartridge and a vaporizer with which the cartridge is engaged, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees, Nicholas J. Hatton, Ariel Atkins, Chenyue Xing, Alexander Gould, Gal A. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20180077967
    Abstract: Vaporizer cartridges and vaporizer apparatuses, and methods for making, using, and/or delivering vapor to a user are described. In some aspects, leak-resistant vaporizer cartridges and/or apparatuses adapted for use with oil-based vaporizable materials including cannabis oils are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Jay HATTON, Steven CHRISTENSEN, Esteban L. DUQUE, Ariel ATKINS, James MONSEES, Adam BOWEN
  • Publication number: 20180070643
    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: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins
  • Publication number: 20180070645
    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: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins
  • Publication number: 20180070647
    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: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen, Nicholas Jay Hatton, Steven Christensen, Kevin Lomeli, Ariel Atkins
  • Patent number: D825102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bowen, James Monsees, Steven Christensen, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Nicholas HibmaCronan