Patents by Inventor Raymond Charles Henry, Jr.

Raymond Charles Henry, Jr. 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: 10888119
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and related methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for controlling operation of a device based on a read request. For example, a method for performing an operation in response to a read request may include a first computing device receiving a request to read a value sent to the first computing device by a second computing device via a wireless communication link between the first and second computing devices. The method may further include the first computing device determining an operation corresponding to the value. The method may additionally include the first computing device performing the operation corresponding to the value in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Glen Kimsey, Wilson Christopher Lamb
  • Publication number: 20200359680
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Robert Adam Parchman, Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Publication number: 20200337380
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a user interface including a pushbutton and a display. A control component contained coupled to the user interface controls operation of at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device. The control component controls the display to present a menu including a plurality of menu items selectable using only the pushbutton. Each menu item of the plurality of menu items is associated with a respective functional element of the aerosol delivery device, and the control component is configured to navigate the plurality of menu items, and select a currently-presented menu item of the plurality of menu items for control of the respective functional element, in response to respective first and second types of presses of the pushbutton, the first and second types of presses being of different durations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Glen Joseph Kimsey, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Patent number: 10765144
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Robert Adam Parchman, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Patent number: 10750778
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Robert Adam Parchman, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Patent number: 10729185
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a user interface including a pushbutton and a display. A control component contained coupled to the user interface controls operation of at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device. The control component controls the display to present a menu including a plurality of menu items selectable using only the pushbutton. Each menu item of the plurality of menu items is associated with a respective functional element of the aerosol delivery device, and the control component is configured to navigate the plurality of menu items, and select a currently-presented menu item of the plurality of menu items for control of the respective functional element, in response to respective first and second types of presses of the pushbutton, the first and second types of presses being of different durations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Glen Joseph Kimsey, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Patent number: 10568359
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device including a variable output flow sensor. The variable output flow sensor particularly can be a flex/bend sensor wherein output from the sensor varies based upon changes in electrical current flow (e.g., resistance) along an extension of the sensor relative to flexing or bending of the extension resulting from airflow across the extension. The disclosure further provides methods for controlling operation of an aerosol delivery device through utilization of a variable output flow sensor. In particular, control of functional elements (e.g., a heating member, a fluid delivery member, and a sensory feedback member) can allow for real-time changes in the operation of the aerosol delivery device relative to airflow through the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Charles Henry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10500600
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a housing, motion sensor and microprocessor. The motion sensor is within the housing and configured to detect a defined motion of the aerosol delivery device caused by user interaction with the housing to perform a gesture. The motion sensor may be configured to convert the defined motion to an electrical signal. The microprocessor or motion sensor, then, may be configured to receive the electrical signal, recognize the gesture and an operation associated with the gesture based on the electrical signal, and control at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device to perform the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Wilson Christopher Lamb, Mark Randall Stone, Glen Joseph Kimsey, Frederic Philippe Ampolini
  • Publication number: 20190261692
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a housing, heating element, communication interface and microprocessor. The heating element may to activate and vaporize components of an aerosol precursor composition in response to a flow of air through at least a portion of the housing, with the air being combinable with a thereby formed vapor to form an aerosol. The communication interface may effect a wireless, proximity-based communication link with a computing device. And the microprocessor may be coupled to the communication interface, may control at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device based on a state of the proximity-based communication link, or in response to a trigger signal received from the computing device over the proximity-based communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Wilson Christopher Lamb, Glen Joseph Kimsey
  • Publication number: 20190255266
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to charging accessory device for the aerosol delivery device and related systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing interactive services for aerosol delivery devices. For example, a method may include a computing device establishing communication with a charging accessory device for an aerosol delivery device; receiving usage data for the aerosol delivery device provided by the charging accessory device; generating social data based on the usage data; and sending the social data to a social networking service including a community of aerosol delivery device users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Michael Ryan Galloway, Frederic Philippe Ampolini
  • Patent number: 10321711
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a housing, heating element, communication interface and microprocessor. The heating element may to activate and vaporize components of an aerosol precursor composition in response to a flow of air through at least a portion of the housing, with the air being combinable with a thereby formed vapor to form an aerosol. The communication interface may effect a wireless, proximity-based communication link with a computing device. And the microprocessor may be coupled to the communication interface, may control at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device based on a state of the proximity-based communication link, or in response to a trigger signal received from the computing device over the proximity-based communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Wilson Christopher Lamb, Glen Joseph Kimsey
  • Publication number: 20190124995
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a user interface including a pushbutton and a display. A control component contained coupled to the user interface controls operation of at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device. The control component controls the display to present a menu including a plurality of menu items selectable using only the pushbutton. Each menu item of the plurality of menu items is associated with a respective functional element of the aerosol delivery device, and the control component is configured to navigate the plurality of menu items, and select a currently-presented menu item of the plurality of menu items for control of the respective functional element, in response to respective first and second types of presses of the pushbutton, the first and second types of presses being of different durations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Glen Joseph Kimsey, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Patent number: 10201187
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a user interface including a pushbutton and a display. A control component contained coupled to the user interface controls operation of at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device. The control component controls the display to present a menu including a plurality of menu items selectable using only the pushbutton. Each menu item of the plurality of menu items is associated with a respective functional element of the aerosol delivery device, and the control component is configured to navigate the plurality of menu items, and select a currently-presented menu item of the plurality of menu items for control of the respective functional element, in response to respective first and second types of presses of the pushbutton, the first and second types of presses being of different durations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Glen Joseph Kimsey, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Publication number: 20180338541
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Jason L. Wood, Alan Curtis Billings
  • Patent number: 10058125
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Jason L. Wood, Alan Curtis Billings
  • Patent number: 10027016
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes at least one housing, and a control component and communication interface contained within the housing. The control component is configured to control operation of at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device based on a detected flow of air through at least a portion of the housing. The communication interface coupled to the control component and configured to enable wireless communication. The communication interface including an antenna, and the housing and antenna are being electrically resonant and tightly coupled in a manner that forms dipole antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Nathan T. Marion, Rodney O. Williams, Charles E. Greene, Wilson Christopher Lamb, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Frederic Philippe Ampolini
  • Patent number: 10015987
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device comprising a control component and a communication interface is provided. The control component controls operation of at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device in instances in which a flow of air through at least a portion of the at least one housing is detected. The communication interface is coupled to the control component and enables wireless communication. The control component further detects a predefined trigger, and automatically in response thereto, causes the communication interface to broadcast availability of the aerosol delivery device for connection with a capable wireless device. The predefined trigger includes at least one instance in which the flow of air is detected, and excludes user-actuation of any button on the aerosol delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Glen Joseph Kimsey, Frederic Philippe Ampolini
  • Publication number: 20180160741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Robert Adam Parchman, Raymond Charles Henry, JR., Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers
  • Publication number: 20180132536
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device including a variable output flow sensor. The variable output flow sensor particularly can be a flex/bend sensor wherein output from the sensor varies based upon changes in electrical current flow (e.g., resistance) along an extension of the sensor relative to flexing or bending of the extension resulting from airflow across the extension. The disclosure further provides methods for controlling operation of an aerosol delivery device through utilization of a variable output flow sensor. In particular, control of functional elements (e.g., a heating member, a fluid delivery member, and a sensory feedback member) can allow for real-time changes in the operation of the aerosol delivery device relative to airflow through the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Raymond Charles Henry, JR.
  • Patent number: 9913493
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. Related assembly methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David Glen Christopherson, Robert Adam Parchman, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, James William Rogers