Patents by Inventor Roland Zitzke

Roland Zitzke 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: 10321716
    Abstract: A capsule (6) contains a liquid (28) to be supplied to an atomizer (20) and is mounted on or in an electronic smoking device (1). The capsule (6) has a controller (40) including a memory, which receives data from and transmits data to control electronics (14) of the electronic smoking device (1). A capacitor in the capsule (6) is charged by the electronic smoking device (1) and powers the controller (40) during intermediate intervals. Electrical contacts (26, 48) of the capsule are connected to electrical contacts (24, 46) of the electronic smoking device (1) to charge the capacitor and exchange data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Roland Zitzke
  • Publication number: 20180325182
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device comprises a housing accommodating a battery as an electric power source powering an electrically heatable atomizer comprising an electric heater and adapted to atomize a liquid supplied from a reservoir to provide an aerosol exiting from the atomizer. The heater of the atomizer is controlled by means of control electronics. A puff detector indicates an aerosol inhaling puff to the control electronics. The control electronics operates, for a puff, the heater of the atomizer with a predetermined level of electric power. Preferably, the electronic smoking device comprises a voltage sensor measuring the battery voltage, wherein the control electronics distributes the predetermined level of electric power, for a puff, by pulse width modulation, based on the battery voltage measured by the voltage sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Roland Zitzke, Vaclav Borkovec
  • Patent number: 10064434
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device comprises a housing accommodating a battery (10) as an electric power source powering an electrically heatable atomizer comprising an electric heater (22) and adapted to atomize a liquid supplied from a reservoir to provide an aerosol exiting from the atomizer. The heater (22) of the atomizer is controlled by means of control electronics (14). A puff detector (18) indicates an aerosol inhaling puff to the control electronics (14). The control electronics (14) operates, for a puff, the heater (22) of the atomizer with a pre-determined level of electric power. Preferably, the electronic smoking device comprises a voltage sensor (34) measuring the battery voltage, wherein the control electronics (14) distributes the pre-determined level of electric power, for a puff, by pulse width modulation, based on the battery voltage measured by the voltage sensor (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS I B.V.
    Inventors: Roland Zitzke, Vaclav Borkovec
  • Publication number: 20170215485
    Abstract: A capsule (6) contains a liquid (28) to be supplied to an atomizer (20) and is mounted on or in an electronic smoking device (1). The capsule (6) has a controller (40) including a memory, which receives data from and transmits data to control electronics (14) of the electronic smoking device (1). A capacitor in the capsule (6) is charged by the electronic smoking device (1) and powers the controller (40) during intermediate intervals. Electrical contacts (26, 48) of the capsule are connected to electrical contacts (24, 46) of the electronic smoking device (1) to charge the capacitor and exchange data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Roland ZITZKE
  • Publication number: 20170135402
    Abstract: In an electronic smoking system, a capsule (6) contains a liquid (28) to be supplied to an atomizer (20) and is mounted on an electronic smoking device (1). The capsule (6) may have a controller (40), which receives data from and transmits data to control electronics (14) of the electronic smoking device (1). The control electronics (14) of the electronic smoking device (1) and the controller (40) of the capsule (6) are adapted to execute a challenge response authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: Roland ZITZKE
  • Publication number: 20170079329
    Abstract: An electronic smoking (1) device comprises a housing (2), control electronics (14) and a puff detector (18). The housing (2) accommodates a battery (10) as an electric power source powering an electrically heatable atomizer (20) comprising an electric heater (22) and adapted to atomize a liquid supplied from a reservoir (6) to provide an aerosol exiting from the atomizer (20). The control electronics (14) controls the heater (22) of the atomizer (20) and is adapted to operate the heater (22) in at least two predetermined modes. The puff detector (18) indicates an aerosol inhaling puff to the control electronics (14). The control electronics (14) selects a specific mode for operating the heater (22) via a control signal initiated by the puff detector (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventor: Roland ZITZKE
  • Publication number: 20160213066
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device comprises a housing accommodating a battery (10) as an electric power source powering an electrically heatable atomizer comprising an electric heater (22) and adapted to atomize a liquid supplied from a reservoir to provide an aerosol exiting from the atomizer. The heater (22) of the atomizer is controlled by means of control electronics (14). A puff detector (18) indicates an aerosol inhaling puff to the control electronics (14). The control electronics (14) operates, for a puff, the heater (22) of the atomizer with a pre-determined level of electric power. Preferably, the electronic smoking device comprises a voltage sensor (34) measuring the battery voltage, wherein the control electronics (14) distributes the pre-determined level of electric power, for a puff, by pulse width modulation, based on the battery voltage measured by the voltage sensor (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Roland Zitzke, Vaclav Borkovec