Patents by Inventor Manabu Takeuchi

Manabu Takeuchi 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: 11992062
    Abstract: An inhaler device configured to consume an accumulated capacity to contribute to generation of aerosol or aerosol imparted with flavor, a sensor configured to detect a predefined variable, an interface configured to make a notification to an inhaler of the aerosol, and a controller configured to cause the interface to function in a first mode when a detected or estimated capacity is smaller than a threshold and the variable satisfies a predefined condition for requesting the generation of the aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Hirofumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11986019
    Abstract: An inhaler device configured to consume an accumulated capacity to contribute to generation of aerosol or aerosol imparted with flavor, a sensor configured to detect a predefined variable, an interface configured to make a notification to an inhaler of the aerosol, and a controller configured to cause the interface to function in a first mode when a detected or estimated capacity is smaller than a threshold and the variable satisfies a predefined condition for requesting the generation of the aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Hirofumi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20240122260
    Abstract: An inhaler device configured to consume an accumulated capacity to contribute to generation of aerosol or aerosol imparted with flavor, a sensor configured to detect a predefined variable, an interface configured to make a notification to an inhaler of the aerosol, and a controller configured to cause the interface to function in a first mode when a detected or estimated capacity is smaller than a threshold and the variable satisfies a predefined condition for requesting the generation of the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Hirofumi MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 11936046
    Abstract: An electricity storage device includes a stack of bipolar electrodes each including a steel sheet, and a plating layer provided on a surface of the steel sheet. The plating layer includes a base nickel-plating layer provided on the surface of the steel sheet, and a surface nickel-plating layer provided on the base nickel-plating layer, and having a surface roughness greater than that of the base nickel-plating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kinugawa, Shota Saga, Junji Takeuchi, Manabu Osamura
  • Patent number: 11925750
    Abstract: An inhalation device that makes it possible to reduce the possibility of a user neglecting to replenish the remaining amounts of elements required for inhalation of aerosol or aerosol imparted with flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Hirofumi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20240074510
    Abstract: An inhaler device configured to consume an accumulated capacity to contribute to generation of aerosol or aerosol imparted with flavor, a sensor configured to detect a predefined variable, an interface configured to make a notification to an inhaler of the aerosol, and a controller configured to cause the interface to function in a first mode when a detected or estimated capacity is smaller than a threshold and the variable satisfies a predefined condition for requesting the generation of the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Hirofumi MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20240041106
    Abstract: An aerosol generator (3) according to the present invention is provided with: an aerosol source storage part (31) that includes a liquid first aerosol source and a first absorber for absorbing the first aerosol source, the first absorber including a tobacco material; and, an aerosol generation part (32) that includes a liquid second aerosol source and a second absorber for absorbing the second aerosol source, the second absorber including a tobacco material and contacting the first absorber. The speed at which the second absorber sucks up the first aerosol source is higher than the speed at which the first absorber sucks up the first aerosol source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuya SHIRAI, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Kosuke OTA
  • Publication number: 20230389606
    Abstract: A heater assembly comprises a container including a cylindrical portion that forms a chamber in which a flavor generating article is contained, and a heater arranged in a peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion. The container includes a first channel extending along a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion and located adjacently to the chamber in a direction intersecting with the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion, and a second channel extending through the chamber along the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion. The first channel is in communication with the second channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Yasunobu INOUE, Kimitaka UCHII, Tateki SUMII
  • Patent number: 11805813
    Abstract: A heater assembly comprises a container including a cylindrical portion that forms a chamber in which a flavor generating article is contained, and a heater arranged in a peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion. The container includes a first channel extending along a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion and located adjacently to the chamber in a direction intersecting with the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion, and a second channel extending through the chamber along the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion. The first channel is in communication with the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Yasunobu Inoue, Kimitaka Uchii, Tateki Sumii
  • Patent number: 11729865
    Abstract: Provided is a battery unit including: a power supply; a detector configured to detect an output voltage of the power supply; a connecting configured to be connectable with a load for atomizing an aerosol source or heating a flavor source; and a controller capable of executing a power supply mode in which electric power is supplied to the load from the power supply. The controller executes a specific control different from the supply of electric power to the load based on am amount of change in the output voltage per a predetermined time period in the power supply mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Takeuchi, Takaya Takahashi, Manabu Yamada, Hajime Fujita
  • Patent number: 11696601
    Abstract: A heater assembly includes a container including a cylindrical portion that forms a chamber in which a flavor generating article is contained, and a heater arranged in a peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion. The container includes a first channel extending along a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion and located adjacently to the chamber in a direction intersecting with the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion, and a second channel extending through the chamber along the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion. The first channel is in communication with the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Yasunobu Inoue, Kimitaka Uchii, Tateki Sumii
  • Publication number: 20230189885
    Abstract: A heater assembly comprises a container including a cylindrical portion that forms a chamber in which a flavor generating article is contained, and a heater arranged in a peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion. The container includes a first channel extending along a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion and located adjacently to the chamber in a direction intersecting with the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion, and a second channel extending through the chamber along the longitudinal direction of the cylindrical portion. The first channel is in communication with the second channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Yasunobu INOUE, Kimitaka UCHII, Tateki SUMII
  • Patent number: 11633555
    Abstract: A non-combustion type flavor inhaler comprising: an atomizer atomizing an aerosol source without burning; and a controller controlling a power output to the atomizer, wherein the controller is configured to start supply of a power output to the atomizer before start of a user's puffing action, and is configured to stop supply of a power output to the atomizer during a user's puffing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Katayama, Akihiko Suzuki, Manabu Takeuchi, Takuma Nakano, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11633557
    Abstract: A non-combustion type flavor inhaler comprising: an atomizer atomizing an aerosol source without burning; and a controller controlling a power output to the atomizer, wherein the controller is configured to start supply of a power output to the atomizer before start of a user's puffing action, and is configured to stop supply of a power output to the atomizer during a user's puffing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Katayama, Akihiko Suzuki, Manabu Takeuchi, Takuma Nakano, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11589420
    Abstract: A battery unit includes a power supply; a connection configured to be connectable with a load for atomizing an aerosol source or heating a flavor source and a charger for charging the power supply; and a controller that performs a specific process at least selectively executable to at least temporarily disable the supply of electric power to the load from the power supply, if erroneously determining the load connected to the connection as the charger is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Takeuchi, Takaya Takahashi, Manabu Yamada, Takuma Nakano, Hajime Fujita
  • Patent number: 11559084
    Abstract: A battery unit includes a power source; a detection part for detecting an output voltage of the power source; a connection part to which a load for atomizing an aerosol source or heating a flavor source and a charger for charging the power source are connectable; and a control part being able to execute a power supplying mode that allows supply of electric power from the power source to the load and a charging mode that allows charging of the power source by the charger, wherein if a decreased quantity of the output voltage per predetermined period in the charging mode is equal to or less than a threshold value that has been set based on a decreased quantity of the output voltage per the predetermined period in the power supplying mode, the control part determines that there is abnormality in the charging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Takeuchi, Takaya Takahashi, Manabu Yamada
  • Publication number: 20230020117
    Abstract: Provided is a battery unit including: a power supply; a detector configured to detect an output voltage of the power supply; a connecting configured to be connectable with a load for atomizing an aerosol source or heating a flavor source; and a controller capable of executing a power supply mode in which electric power is supplied to the load from the power supply. The controller executes a specific control different from the supply of electric power to the load based on am amount of change in the output voltage per a predetermined time period in the power supply mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu TAKEUCHI, Takaya TAKAHASHI, Manabu YAMADA, Hajime FUJITA
  • Patent number: 11540562
    Abstract: An inhaler device including an atomizer configured to consume a first accumulated capacity and a second accumulated capacity to generate aerosol, and a light emitting diode (LED) configured to output a notification to an inhaler of the aerosol. The inhaler device further including circuitry configured to cause the LED to function in a first mode when the first accumulated capacity, detected or estimated, is smaller than a first threshold and the second accumulated capacity, detected or estimated, is equal to or larger than a second threshold, and cause the LED to function in a second mode different from the first mode when the first accumulated capacity is smaller than the first threshold and the second accumulated capacity is smaller than the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Hirofumi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20220369723
    Abstract: An inhalation component generation device includes a load configured to vaporize or atomize an inhalation component source with electric power from a power supply, a notification unit, and a control unit configured to acquire a value indicating a remaining amount of the power supply and acquire an operation request signal to the load to generate a command for operating the load. The control unit is configured to cause the notification unit to perform second notification when the value indicating the remaining amount of the power supply is less than a first threshold and equal to or more than a second threshold smaller than the first threshold. The control unit is configured to cause the notification unit to perform third notification when the value indicating the remaining amount of the power supply is less than the second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu YAMADA, Manabu TAKEUCHI, Takeshi AKAO, Takuma NAKANO, Hajime FUJITA
  • Patent number: 11503670
    Abstract: Provided is a battery unit including: a power supply; a detector configured to detect an output voltage of the power supply; a connecting configured to be connectable with a load for atomizing an aerosol source or heating a flavor source; and a controller capable of executing a power supply mode in which electric power is supplied to the load from the power supply. The controller executes a specific control different from the supply of electric power to the load based on am amount of change in the output voltage per a predetermined time period in the power supply mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Takeuchi, Takaya Takahashi, Manabu Yamada, Hajime Fujita