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).

  • Patent number: 10966462
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling dosing of an electronic smoking device. An electronic smoking device comprises 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 and configured to control dosage of vaporized liquid. A method for controlling dosage in an electronic smoking device comprises sensing an airflow, releasing a liquid into the airflow, activating a vaporizer to generate vaporized liquid, and controlling flow of airflow, liquid or vaporized liquid to control dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Publication number: 20210076747
    Abstract: A data exchange system comprises an electronic smoking device that includes identifying data and a database configured to i) receive the identifying data from the electronic smoking device, ii) receive user data for a user of the electronic smoking device from a processor, iii) associate the identifying data with user data to generate a user record, and iv) store the user record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Publication number: 20210068444
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions comprising cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other flavonoids. Also provided herein are methods for producing compositions comprising cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other flavonoids at industrial scale. In certain embodiments, the compositions provided herein possess desirable organoleptic properties and therapeutic effects when ingested or topically applied. In certain embodiments, the compositions of the present disclosure have are useful in inhalable, ingestible, or topical products to relieve and treat various acute or chronic illnesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Steven Edward Brown
  • Patent number: 10905162
    Abstract: A system, a method, a device and a computer program are provided for detecting and monitoring medium flow. The device comprises a flow sensor (350) that includes a thermopile (352), wherein the thermopile (352) may include a first thermocouple and a second thermocouple. The device can further comprise a microcontroller (340) that can be configured to generate a reference baseline and can further be configured to compare an output of the mass airflow sensor to the reference baseline (503). The heater element may comprise a heater resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Michael Starman
  • Patent number: 10905166
    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: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Patent number: 10873189
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a device for controlling charging of batteries in electronic articles, and more particularly for controlling charging of batteries in electronic cigarettes. In one embodiment, a charging system for an electronic cigarette can comprise a pack that can comprise a pack battery electrically coupled to an ultra-capacitor. The pack battery can be configured to charge the ultra-capacitor. The charging system can further comprise an electronic circuitry configured to temporarily or non-fixedly couple the pack to an electronic cigarette battery. The ultra-capacitor can be configured to charge the electronic cigarette battery at an accelerated rate as compared to a rate at which the pack battery alone can charge the electronic cigarette battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 10863776
    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: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Adam Hoffman, Christopher Myles, James R. Conrey
  • Publication number: 20200343767
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a device for inductive charging of batteries in electronic articles, and more particularly for the inductive charging of batteries in electronic cigarettes. In one embodiment, a charging system for an electronic cigarette can comprise a pack comprising a pack battery electrically coupled to a charging coil. The pack can be configured to hold an electronic cigarette battery and the charging coil can be configured to charge the electronic cigarette battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Publication number: 20200275711
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and assemblies for data exchange related to an electronic smoking device and use thereof. A pack for an electronic smoking device comprises: a rechargeable battery for powering the pack; a power interface configured to receive electric power from an external power source to charge the rechargeable battery; a communication interface configured to exchange data with a first external device or network; and a smoking device connector configured to engage the electronic smoking device and provide electric power to the electronic smoking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Patent number: 10757973
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Adam Hoffman, Michael Starman, Christopher Myles
  • Publication number: 20200268054
    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: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Adam Hoffman, Michael Starman, Christopher Myles
  • Publication number: 20200196664
    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: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Adam Hoffman, Christopher Myles, James R. Conrey
  • Publication number: 20200196666
    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: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Publication number: 20200196670
    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: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Publication number: 20200196669
    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: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Patent number: 10660366
    Abstract: A cartomizer of an electronic smoking article comprises a partially slit air tube configured to position a heater coil surrounding a wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Publication number: 20200152301
    Abstract: A system and device for collecting and delivering smoker statistics to an external storage device that accurately describe a smoker's smoking habits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Christopher Howard
  • Patent number: 10651684
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a device for inductive charging of batteries in electronic articles, and more particularly for the inductive charging of batteries in electronic cigarettes. In one embodiment, a charging system for an electronic cigarette can comprise a pack comprising a pack battery electrically coupled to a charging coil. The pack can be configured to hold an electronic cigarette battery and the charging coil can be configured to charge the electronic cigarette battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 10638795
    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: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Patent number: 10617833
    Abstract: According to one non-limiting example of the disclosure, a system, a method, a device and a computer program are provided for the automated manufacture of electronic cigarettes. The apparatus comprises an electronic smoking device for delivering a vaporized liquid comprising a frame (200), an air flow path (122), an air inlet, a container (140) for storing a smoking liquid, and a circuit. At least a part of the circuit comprising traces printed on the frame (1306). The method comprises a frame, that can include slots configured for mating with and containing various components of the electronic smoking device. The computer readable medium comprises sections or segments of code that, when executed on a computer, cause the processes described herein to be carried, such as, for example, the process of assembling the electronic smoking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon