Patents by Inventor Ramon Alarcon

Ramon Alarcon 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: 20240065338
    Abstract: A media dispensing device, comprises a vaporizer drive circuit; one or more memories; a touch display screen; and a control circuit comprising a processor coupled with the one or more memories configured to run the instructions, the instructions configured to cause the processor to: receive a dose target for a constituent via the touch display screen; determine whether to perform compensation for an inhalation media dose in order to ensure the dose target is met; when compensation is to be performed, determine the properly compensated inhalation media dose based on an associated compensation value for the constituent; and control the vaporizer drive circuit so as to dispense a compensated dose of the inhalation media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Publication number: 20240058557
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention there is provided an electronic smoking device comprising a flow channel and an atomizer. The flow channel can comprise an incoming airflow opening, an incoming airflow pathway, a sensor assembly, and an outgoing airflow opening. The atomizer can be fluidly coupled to the flow channel. The flow channel can be configured to direct an airflow from the incoming airflow opening, through the incoming airflow pathway, over the sensor assembly, and through the outgoing airflow opening. The electronic smoking device can further be configured to pass the airflow over the atomizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Ramon ALARCON, Adam HOFFMAN, Michael STARMAN, Christopher MYLES
  • Patent number: 11877597
    Abstract: A device for storing and vaporizing liquid media can comprise an annular liquid media storage tank and a heater configured to vaporize liquid stored in the annular liquid media storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: FONTEM VENTURES B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Patent number: 11864279
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a device for controlling a heating element in electronic articles, and more particularly for controlling a heating element in electronic cigarettes. In one embodiment A system for controlling a heater can comprise a power source, a memory configured to store programming, an MCU, a solution, a heater configured to heat the solution, and a sensor. The power source, the memory, the MCU, the heater, and the sensor can be electrically coupled. The MCU can receive signals from the sensor and control the heater, and the MCU can be configured to use programming stored in the memory to control the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fontem Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Michael Starman
  • Patent number: 11833293
    Abstract: A system, a method, a device, and a computer program for detecting, monitoring and logging smoking activity related data. The device can comprise a housing, a power supply located within the housing, an atomizer electrically coupled to the power supply, a liquid solution fluidly coupled to the atomizer, and a data logging device configured to be located within the housing and that can comprise a microcontroller, a memory, and a data interface. The data logging device can be configured to detect, monitor, and log smoking activity data, and a data logging device that can comprise a microcontroller, a memory, and a data interface. The data logging device can be configured to detect, monitor, and log smoking activity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Fontem Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Chris Kepner, Michael Starman, Dennis Christopher Howard
  • Patent number: 11801353
    Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes. More particularly, to electronic cigarettes including a circumferential light guide that distributes light transmitted by a light source, and controller circuitry that variably illuminates the circumferential light guide of the electronic cigarette based on a user's draw strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Fontem Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Adam Hoffman, Christopher Myles, James R. Conrey
  • Publication number: 20230330364
    Abstract: A vaporizing article, comprises a vaporizer drive circuit; one or more memories configured to store a percentage of at least one constituent in an inhalation media, one or more compensation values for at least one compensation category for the at least one constituent, and instructions; and a control circuit comprising a processor coupled with the one or more memories configured to run the instructions, the instructions configured to cause the processor to: receive a dose target for a constituent; determine whether to perform compensation for an inhalation media dose in order to ensure the dose target is met; when compensation is to be performed, determine the properly compensated inhalation media dose based on an associated compensation value for the constituent; and control the vaporizer drive circuit so as to dispense a compensated dose of the inhalation media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 11744965
    Abstract: A vaporizing article, comprises a vaporizer drive circuit; one or more memories configured to store a percentage of at least one constituent in an inhalation media, one or more compensation values for at least one compensation category for the at least one constituent, and instructions; and a control circuit comprising a processor coupled with the one or more memories configured to run the instructions, the instructions configured to cause the processor to: receive a dose target for a constituent; determine whether to perform compensation for an inhalation media dose in order to ensure the dose target is met; when compensation is to be performed, determine the properly compensated inhalation media dose based on an associated compensation value for the constituent; and control the vaporizer drive circuit so as to dispense a compensated dose of the inhalation media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: THE BAR CODE REGISTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 11712067
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling disabling of an electronic smoking device. An electronic smoking device includes a body through which a flow path at least partially extends, an air inlet in the body that is fluidly connected to the flow path, a liquid compartment for storing a liquid within the body, a vaporizer positioned in the body and configured to receive liquid from the liquid compartment and air from the flow path to generate vaporized liquid, an outlet in the body configured to receive vaporized liquid from the vaporizer, and circuitry connected to the vaporizer. In one embodiment, the circuitry is configured to shut off the electronic smoking device based on activation time of the vaporizer. In another embodiment, the circuitry is configured to shut off the electronic smoking device after a determined amount of usage has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Fontem Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Patent number: 11712061
    Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to carrying and dispensing electronic cigarettes, electronic cigarette components, and electronic cigarette accessories; and more particularly for dispensing an electronic cigarette while one or more electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette components remain secured within a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Fontem Ventures B.V.
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Publication number: 20220312852
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure can include an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette can include a body portion, the body portion including a body proximal end and a body distal end, wherein the body portion includes an air inlet. The electronic cigarette can include a mouthpiece connected to the body proximal end. The electronic cigarette can include an atomizer disposed in the body portion. The electronic cigarette can include a backflow mitigation valve disposed in the electronic cigarette, wherein the backflow mitigation valve is closed in a naturally biased state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rassmussen
  • Publication number: 20220273047
    Abstract: One or more features of an electronic cigarette or an electronic cigarette charging case is configured to hold the electronic cigarette in place and inhibit it from rolling and charge the electronic cigarette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Hitesh Bagai, Andreas Ingo Beer
  • Publication number: 20220256935
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device includes a body through which a flow path at least partially extends, an air inlet in the body that is fluidly connected to the flow path, a liquid compartment for storing a liquid within the body, a vaporizer positioned in the body and configured to receive liquid from the liquid compartment and air from the flow path to generate vaporized liquid, an outlet in the body configured to receive vaporized liquid from the vaporizer, and circuitry connected to the vaporizer. In one embodiment, the circuitry is configured to shut off the electronic smoking device based on activation time of the vaporizer. In another embodiment, the circuitry is configured to shut off the electronic smoking device after a determined amount of usage has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Ramon ALARCON, Jason HEALY
  • Patent number: 11406139
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device includes a body through which a flow path at least partially extends, an air inlet in the body that is fluidly connected to the flow path, a liquid compartment for storing a liquid within the body, a vaporizer positioned in the body and configured to receive liquid from the liquid compartment and air from the flow path to generate vaporized liquid, an outlet in the body configured to receive vaporized liquid from the vaporizer, and circuitry connected to the vaporizer. In one embodiment, the circuitry is configured to shut off the electronic smoking device based on activation time of the vaporizer. In another embodiment, the circuitry is configured to shut off the electronic smoking device after a determined amount of usage has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Publication number: 20220132934
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device is disclosed comprising a chip that includes a fluid inlet. The fluid inlet can include a depression formed in a first surface of the chip. A fluidic channel can extend from the fluid inlet through the chip to a fluid outlet formed in a second surface of the chip. A heating element can be disposed on the second surface of the chip proximate to the fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 11304450
    Abstract: A device for storing and vaporizing liquid media can comprise an annular liquid media storage tank and a heater configured to vaporize liquid stored in the annular liquid media storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Publication number: 20220079243
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention there is provided a method for controlling an operation of an electronic cigarette. The method can include determining a total amount of vaporization energy required to vaporize an amount of liquid stored in a reservoir of an electronic cigarette. The method can include determining a total amount of atomizer power that is delivered to an atomizer associated with the electronic cigarette over a period of time. The method can include determining an amount of liquid remaining in the reservoir of the electronic cigarette, based on a comparison between the total amount of vaporization energy and the total amount of atomizer power delivered to the atomizer over the period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Adam Hoffman, James R. Conrey
  • Publication number: 20220053824
    Abstract: A device for storing and vaporizing liquid media can comprise an annular liquid media storage tank and a heater configured to vaporize liquid stored in the annular liquid media storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Publication number: 20210401041
    Abstract: A device for storing and vaporizing liquid media can comprise an annular liquid media storage tank and a heater configured to vaporize liquid stored in the annular liquid media storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Patent number: 11206868
    Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes; more particularly, to electronic cigarettes including a clearomizer. Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a clearomizer with a refillable electronic cigarette juice tank with a first fill aperture, and a mouthpiece including a second fill aperture. The mouthpiece and the refillable tank rotate relative to one another along a common longitudinal axis to align the fill apertures, and facilitate filling of the refillable tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen