Patents by Inventor Ryan NEWCOMB

Ryan NEWCOMB 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: 11945620
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an apparatus for making pouch products includes a conveyor system. The conveyor system includes a first receiving location along a path of the conveyor system, and a dosing location along the path of the conveyor system. The apparatus also includes a first material dispensing station configured to transfer a first material to the first receiving location. The first material includes a first elastic layer and a first support layer. The first material dispensing station includes a dispenser roller configured to hold a roll of the first material, a plurality of rollers configured to convey the first material from the dispenser roller to the first receiving location, and a stripper plate configured remove at least a portion of the first support layer from a portion of the first elastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Nelson, Christopher Ryan Newcomb, James D. Evans, Thien Nguyen, Jarrod W. Chalkley, Robert V. Powell
  • Patent number: 11918050
    Abstract: A method of controlling a hot wire anemometer (HWA) of a non-nicotine e-vaping device includes controlling, by a first PID controller, a level of power applied by the non-nicotine e-vaping device to the HWA based on a temperature of a heated element of the HWA and a temperature setpoint; generating a puff detection signal indicating whether or not a puff is currently occurring with respect to the non-nicotine e-vaping device; and while the puff detection signal indicates that a puff is not currently occurring with respect to the non-nicotine e-vaping device, detecting, by a second PID controller, a change in an ambient temperature of the HWA, and controlling, by the second PID controller, the temperature setpoint such that the temperature setpoint changes in response to the detected change in the ambient temperature of the HWA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Adam Parrott, Niall Gallagher, Raymond W. Lau, Eric Hawes, Ryan Newcomb, Terry Bache, Rangaraj S. Sundar, Jarrett Keen
  • Patent number: 11910838
    Abstract: A method of controlling a hot wire anemometer (HWA) of a nicotine e-vaping device includes controlling, by a first PID controller, a level of power applied by the nicotine e-vaping device to the HWA based on a temperature of a heated element of the HWA and a temperature setpoint; generating a puff detection signal indicating whether or not a puff is currently occurring with respect to the nicotine e-vaping device; and while the puff detection signal indicates that a puff is not currently occurring with respect to the nicotine e-vaping device, detecting, by a second PID controller, a change in an ambient temperature of the HWA, and controlling, by the second PID controller, the temperature setpoint such that the temperature setpoint changes in response to the detected change in the ambient temperature of the HWA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Adam Parrott, Niall Gallagher, Raymond W. Lau, Eric Hawes, Ryan Newcomb, Terry Bache, Rangaraj S. Sundar, Jarrett Keen
  • Publication number: 20240028697
    Abstract: An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly including a pre-vapor formulation compartment, a first electrical connector, a vapor channel traversing the pre-vapor formulation compartment, and a vaporizer, the pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein and in fluidic communication with the vaporizer during an operation of the e-vapor apparatus, the first electrical connector including first and second power electrodes, the first power electrode including a first contact portion on an exterior of the first electrical connector and a first extended portion configured to contact an anode portion of the vaporizer, the second power electrode including a second contact portion on the exterior of the first electrical connector and a second extended portion configured to contact a cathode portion of the vaporizer. The e-vapor apparatus may further include a dispensing body including a second electrical connector configured to connect to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ryan NEWCOMB, Terry BACHE, Eric HAWES, Raymond LAU, Cristian POPA, James YORKSHADES
  • Patent number: 11809542
    Abstract: An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly including a pre-vapor formulation compartment, a first electrical connector, a vapor channel traversing the pre-vapor formulation compartment, and a vaporizer, the pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein and in fluidic communication with the vaporizer during an operation of the e-vapor apparatus, the first electrical connector including first and second power electrodes, the first power electrode including a first contact portion on an exterior of the first electrical connector and a first extended portion configured to contact an anode portion of the vaporizer, the second power electrode including a second contact portion on the exterior of the first electrical connector and a second extended portion configured to contact a cathode portion of the vaporizer. The e-vapor apparatus may further include a dispensing body including a second electrical connector configured to connect to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Newcomb, Terry Bache, Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Cristian Popa, James Yorkshades
  • Publication number: 20220324596
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an apparatus for making pouch products includes a conveyor system. The conveyor system includes a first receiving location along a path of the conveyor system, and a dosing location along the path of the conveyor system. The apparatus also includes a first material dispensing station configured to transfer a first material to the first receiving location. The first material includes a first elastic layer and a first support layer. The first material dispensing station includes a dispenser roller configured to hold a roll of the first material, a plurality of rollers configured to convey the first material from the dispenser roller to the first receiving location, and a stripper plate configured remove at least a portion of the first support layer from a portion of the first elastic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. NELSON, Christohper Ryan NEWCOMB, James D. EVANS, Thien NGUYEN, Jarrod W. CHALKLEY, Robert V. POWELL
  • Patent number: 11407534
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an apparatus for making pouch products includes a conveyor system. The conveyor system includes a first receiving location along a path of the conveyor system, and a dosing location along the path of the conveyor system. The apparatus also includes a first material dispensing station configured to transfer a first material to the first receiving location. The first material includes a first elastic layer and a first support layer. The first material dispensing station includes a dispenser roller configured to hold a roll of the first material, a plurality of rollers configured to convey the first material from the dispenser roller to the first receiving location, and a stripper plate configured remove at least a portion of the first support layer from a portion of the first elastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Nelson, Christopher Ryan Newcomb, James D. Evans, Thien Nguyen, Jarrod W. Chalkley, Robert V. Powell
  • Publication number: 20220023550
    Abstract: A vapor cartridge for a non-combustible vaping device may be configured to receive a flavor cartridge, generate a vapor, and direct the generated vapor through the flavor cartridge to provide a flavored vapor. The flavor cartridge may include an instance of electrically conductive material extending at least partially around the flavor cartridge. The vapor cartridge may include an authentication assembly including a set of electrically conductive instruments may independently and directly contact the instance of electrically conductive material of the flavor cartridge inserted into the vapor cartridge, such that the electrically conductive instruments are electrically connected to each other through the instance of electrically conductive material of the flavor cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Terry BACHE, Ryan NEWCOMB, Eric A. HAWES, Dmitriy KIRZHNER, Raymond LAU, Danielle CRAWFORD, Dwight D. WILLIAMS, William Eugene RABBITT, Carl Roy STEVENS
  • Patent number: 11160936
    Abstract: A vapor cartridge for a non-combustible vaping device may be configured to receive a flavor cartridge, generate a vapor, and direct the generated vapor through the flavor cartridge to provide a flavored vapor. The flavor cartridge may include an instance of electrically conductive material extending at least partially around the flavor cartridge. The vapor cartridge may include an authentication assembly including a set of electrically conductive instruments may independently and directly contact the instance of electrically conductive material of the flavor cartridge inserted into the vapor cartridge, such that the electrically conductive instruments are electrically connected to each other through the instance of electrically conductive material of the flavor cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Terry Bache, Ryan Newcomb, Eric A. Hawes, Dmitriy Kirzhner, Raymond Lau, Danielle Crawford, Dwight D. Williams, William Eugene Rabbitt, Carl Roy Stevens
  • Publication number: 20210271747
    Abstract: An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly including a pre-vapor formulation compartment, a first electrical connector, a vapor channel traversing the pre-vapor formulation compartment, and a vaporizer, the pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein and in fluidic communication with the vaporizer during an operation of the e-vapor apparatus, the first electrical connector including first and second power electrodes, the first power electrode including a first contact portion on an exterior of the first electrical connector and a first extended portion configured to contact an anode portion of the vaporizer, the second power electrode including a second contact portion on the exterior of the first electrical connector and a second extended portion configured to contact a cathode portion of the vaporizer. The e-vapor apparatus may further include a dispensing body including a second electrical connector configured to connect to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ryan NEWCOMB, Terry BACHE, Eric HAWES, Raymond LAU, Cristian POPA, James YORKSHADES
  • Publication number: 20210219622
    Abstract: A method of controlling a hot wire anemometer (HWA) of a non-nicotine e-vaping device includes controlling, by a first PID controller, a level of power applied by the non-nicotine e-vaping device to the HWA based on a temperature of a heated element of the HWA and a temperature setpoint; generating a puff detection signal indicating whether or not a puff is currently occurring with respect to the non-nicotine e-vaping device; and while the puff detection signal indicates that a puff is not currently occurring with respect to the non-nicotine e-vaping device, detecting, by a second PID controller, a change in an ambient temperature of the HWA, and controlling, by the second PID controller, the temperature setpoint such that the temperature setpoint changes in response to the detected change in the ambient temperature of the HWA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Adam PARROTT, Niall GALLAGHER, Raymond W. LAU, Eric HAWES, Ryan NEWCOMB, Terry BACHE, Rangaraj S. SUNDAR, Jarrett KEEN
  • Publication number: 20210219621
    Abstract: A method of controlling a hot wire anemometer (HWA) of a nicotine e-vaping device includes controlling, by a first PID controller, a level of power applied by the nicotine e-vaping device to the HWA based on a temperature of a heated element of the HWA and a temperature setpoint; generating a puff detection signal indicating whether or not a puff is currently occurring with respect to the nicotine e-vaping device; and while the puff detection signal indicates that a puff is not currently occurring with respect to the nicotine e-vaping device, detecting, by a second PID controller, a change in an ambient temperature of the HWA, and controlling, by the second PID controller, the temperature setpoint such that the temperature setpoint changes in response to the detected change in the ambient temperature of the HWA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Adam PARROTT, Niall GALLAGHER, Raymond W. LAU, Eric HAWES, Ryan NEWCOMB, Terry BACHE, Rangaraj S. SUNDAR, Jarrett KEEN
  • Publication number: 20210204607
    Abstract: The e-vaping method includes providing a reservoir within a housing, the reservoir being configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation, first configuring ejectors to eject droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards a vaporizing heater, the ejectors being in fluid communication with the reservoir, and second configuring a vaporizing heater to vaporize at least some of the droplets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Raymond LAU, Eric HAWES, Terry BACHE, Ryan NEWCOMB, John Glenn EDELEN, James D. ANDERSON, JR., Byron BELL
  • Patent number: 11013273
    Abstract: An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly including a pre-vapor formulation compartment, a first electrical connector, a vapor channel traversing the pre-vapor formulation compartment, and a vaporizer, the pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein and in fluidic communication with the vaporizer during an operation of the e-vapor apparatus, the first electrical connector including first and second power electrodes, the first power electrode including a first contact portion on an exterior of the first electrical connector and a first extended portion configured to contact an anode portion of the vaporizer, the second power electrode including a second contact portion on the exterior of the first electrical connector and a second extended portion configured to contact a cathode portion of the vaporizer. The e-vapor apparatus may further include a dispensing body including a second electrical connector configured to connect to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Newcomb, Terry Bache, Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Cristian Popa, James Yorkshades
  • Patent number: 10959462
    Abstract: The e-vaping device includes a housing, a vaporizing heater within the housing, and a reservoir configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation. At least one ejector is in fluid communication with the reservoir. The at least one ejector is configured to eject droplets of the pre-vapor formulation towards the vaporizing heater. The vaporizing heater is configured to vaporize at least some of the droplets. The method operates the e-vaping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Lau, Eric Hawes, Terry Bache, Ryan Newcomb, John Glenn Edelen, James D. Anderson, Jr., Byron Bell
  • Publication number: 20200324924
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an apparatus for making pouch products includes a conveyor system. The conveyor system includes a first receiving location along a path of the conveyor system, and a dosing location along the path of the conveyor system. The apparatus also includes a first material dispensing station configured to transfer a first material to the first receiving location. The first material includes a first elastic layer and a first support layer. The first material dispensing station includes a dispenser roller configured to hold a roll of the first material, a plurality of rollers configured to convey the first material from the dispenser roller to the first receiving location, and a stripper plate configured remove at least a portion of the first support layer from a portion of the first elastic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. NELSON, Christopher Ryan Newcomb, James D. Evans, Thien Nguyen, Jarrod W. Chalkley, Robert V. Powell
  • Publication number: 20200297030
    Abstract: An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly including a pre-vapor formulation compartment, a first electrical connector, a vapor channel traversing the pre-vapor formulation compartment, and a vaporizer, the pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein and in fluidic communication with the vaporizer during an operation of the e-vapor apparatus, the first electrical connector including first and second power electrodes, the first power electrode including a first contact portion on an exterior of the first electrical connector and a first extended portion configured to contact an anode portion of the vaporizer, the second power electrode including a second contact portion on the exterior of the first electrical connector and a second extended portion configured to contact a cathode portion of the vaporizer. The e-vapor apparatus may further include a dispensing body including a second electrical connector configured to connect to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ryan NEWCOMB, Terry BACHE, Eric HAWES, Raymond LAU, Cristian POPA, James YORKSHADES
  • Patent number: 10701981
    Abstract: An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly including a pre-vapor formulation compartment, a first electrical connector, a vapor channel traversing the pre-vapor formulation compartment, and a vaporizer, the pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein and in fluidic communication with the vaporizer during an operation of the e-vapor apparatus, the first electrical connector including first and second power electrodes, the first power electrode including a first contact portion on an exterior of the first electrical connector and a first extended portion configured to contact an anode portion of the vaporizer, the second power electrode including a second contact portion on the exterior of the first electrical connector and a second extended portion configured to contact a cathode portion of the vaporizer. The e-vapor apparatus may further include a dispensing body including a second electrical connector configured to connect to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Newcomb, Terry Bache, Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Cristian Popa, James Yorkshades
  • Patent number: D874059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Servies LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Bailey, Raymond Lau, Eric Hawes, Ryan Newcomb
  • Patent number: D910903
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Bailey, Raymond Lau, Eric Hawes, Ryan Newcomb