Patents by Inventor Simon James Smith

Simon James Smith 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: 10492526
    Abstract: An inhalation device to hold an inhalant-generating component to generate an inhalant to be drawn through the device and inhaled by a user. The device has a body (10) having a first open end (11b) configured to receive an inhalant-generating component and, a second open end (11a) in fluid communication with the first end through which a user may draw inhalant from the inhalant-generating component. The body is configured to receive a flavour delivery component (63) having an organoleptic material to selectively allow or prevent addition of an organoleptic additive into an inhalant stream drawn through the device. The device includes a ventilation control mechanism (15) configured to selectively allow different amounts of ambient air into the body to mix with and dilute the inhalant stream as it is drawn through the device in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: John Sampson, Rabya Khan-Dar, Simon Rucker, Charles Dillon, Simon James Smith, Carl Clement
  • Patent number: 10470491
    Abstract: A component for an inhalation device having a first end for connection to a body of an inhalation device and a second end. A passage extends through the component from the first end to the second end for the flow of inhalant therethrough. The first end includes a blind cavity, separate to the passage and containing an organoleptic material. Also, an inhalation device comprising a body with a first end connected to such a component of the inhalation device and, a second end configured to receive an inhalant-generating component, is disclosed. A conduit extends through the body between the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph Sutton, Rabya Khan-Dar, Carl Clement, Simon James Smith
  • Publication number: 20190246695
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (10) comprises a power supply/atomizer portion (12) and a replaceable liquid reservoir portion (14) which is coupleable with the power supply/atomizer portion (12). The liquid reservoir portion comprises a liquid reservoir (34) storing a liquid and the power supply/atomizer portion comprises a power supply (18) and an atomizer (26) adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir when operated by the power supply. The power supply/atomizer portion comprises a penetrating element (40) that is configured to penetrate the liquid reservoir when the power supply/atomizer portion is coupled with the liquid reservoir portion, and a wick (30). The wick (30) is attached to the penetrating element and is configured so that a portion (31) of the wick entering the liquid reservoir when the power supply/atomizer portion is coupled with the liquid reservoir portion has a U-shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, Christopher James Rosser
  • Patent number: 10308397
    Abstract: A tray (50) configured for receiving replaceable portions (26, 26?) of an electronic smoking device (10) is disclosed. The tray (50) has cavities (52) each configured for receiving a replaceable portion (26, 26?) for being releasably clamped therein. The replaceable portion (26, 26?) is releasably clamped by a movement (R) with respect to the tray (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, Charles Kevin Dillon, Daniel Luke Coveney
  • Publication number: 20180368475
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (210, 310, 410) has two portions (12, 13) wherein one of the portions (12, 13) comprises a cavity (240, 340, 440) for a liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434). The portions (12, 13) can be moved with respect to each other, by a movement and a respective counter movement, at least between an insertion configuration and a closed cavity configuration. In the insertion configuration a liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434) can be inserted into the cavity (340, 440). In a closed cavity configuration, the cavity (240, 340, 440) is closed by the other portion and a liquid reservoir opening element (70) of said one or the other portion opens the housed liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, David William Drury Harrison, Alexander Edward Muir, Hitesh Bagai
  • Publication number: 20180242638
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (10) is provided that comprises a power supply/atomizer portion (12), a replaceable liquid reservoir portion (14), a liquid reservoir portion detection element (50) that is moveable between a first position and a second position, and an activation element (54) that is adapted to be operated by the liquid reservoir portion detection element when the latter is moved from the first position to the second position. The liquid reservoir portion comprises a cavity (46) and an engaging element (48) that partially blocks an opening of the cavity. The engaging element is adapted to engage with the liquid reservoir portion detection element during a process of coupling the portions (12, 14) so that the liquid reservoir portion detection element is moved toward the second position, thereby operating the activation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Fontem Holdings 2 B.V.
    Inventors: Sophia Godfrey, Simon James Smith
  • Publication number: 20180242637
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic smoking device (10) and an additive reservoir (162). In order to be able to supply additive to liquid atomized by the electronic smoking device (10) at the user's choice, the electronic smoking device (10) comprises an additive inlet conduit (44) and the additive reservoir (162) comprises an additive outlet opening (72) that can be brought into communication with the additive inlet conduit (44).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Neha Daryani, Simon James Smith, Henry Matthew Lawrence Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20170021969
    Abstract: A tray (50) configured for receiving replaceable portions (26, 26?) of an electronic smoking device (10) is disclosed. The tray (50) has cavities (52) each configured for receiving a replaceable portion (26, 26?) for being releasably clamped therein. The replaceable portion (26, 26?) is releasably clamped by a movement (R) with respect to the tray (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Simon James SMITH, Charles Kevin DILLON, Daniel Luke COVENEY
  • Publication number: 20160270441
    Abstract: A nicotine delivery system is disclosed. The nicotine delivery system comprises an actuating mechanism and a housing that has a longitudinal axis and defines a chamber that is configured to receive a plunger and has an outlet for the passage of formulation out of the chamber. The actuating mechanism comprises an actuator and an actuation member. The actuator cooperates with the actuation member such that when a plunger is received in the chamber the plunger and the chamber slide relative to each other in an axial direction by a predetermined incremental distance upon each operation of the actuator to displace a predetermined volume of formulation from the chamber through said outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Scott LEWIS, Simon James SMITH, Carl CLEMENT
  • Publication number: 20160007649
    Abstract: An inhalation device to hold an inhalant-generating component to generate an inhalant to be drawn through the device and inhaled by a user. The device has a body (10) having a first open end (11b) configured to receive an inhalant-generating component and, a second open end (11a) in fluid communication with the first end through which a user may draw inhalant from the inhalant-generating component. The body is configured to receive a flavour delivery component (63) having an organoleptic material to selectively allow or prevent addition of an organoleptic additive into an inhalant stream drawn through the device. The device includes a ventilation control mechanism (15) configured to selectively allow different amounts of ambient air into the body to mix with and dilute the inhalant stream as it is drawn through the device in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: John SAMPSON, Rabya KHAN-DAR, Simon RUCKER, Charles DILLON, Simon James SMITH, Carl CLEMENT
  • Publication number: 20160007648
    Abstract: A component for an inhalation device having a first end for connection to a body of an inhalation device and a second end. A passage extends through the component from the first end to the second end for the flow of inhalant therethrough. The first end includes a blind cavity, separate to the passage and containing an organoleptic material. Also, an inhalation device comprising a body with a first end connected to such a component of the inhalation device and, a second end configured to receive an inhalant-generating component, is disclosed. A conduit extends through the body between the first and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph SUTTON, Rabya KHAN-DAR, Carl CLEMENT, Simon James SMITH
  • Patent number: 8820324
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler comprises two parts (2, 4) connected by an integrally molded, e.g. living hinge (6), so as to be moveable from an open position to a closed position. At least one of the parts (2, 4) defines at least part of a circulating airflow chamber (12), wherein when said parts (2, 4) are in said closed position, the inhaler comprises an airflow path including the circulating airflow chamber (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cambridge Consultants Limited
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, David Stuart Harris
  • Patent number: 8499758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inhalation-activatable device for administration of medicament in powder form to the respiratory system of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Subhas Balaram Bhowmick, Prashant Kane, Ganesh Sangaiah, Satish Madhukar Gokhale, Ajay Nandgaonkar, Abhijit Takale, Simon James Smith, Samantha Anne Musgrave, Richard Francis Day, Lee Wood, Becky Lynn Pilditch, David Stuart Harris, Jonathan Hugh Wilkins, Duncan Aleck Bishop, Matthew David Allen
  • Patent number: 8261739
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler has a main airflow path including a cyclone chamber (16) having an air inlet and being so shaped that at least a part of the chamber decreases in cross-sectional area in a direction away from the air inlet, so as thereby in use to set up a reverse flow cyclone in the chamber. A bypass airflow path (8) bypasses the cyclone chamber and the main and bypass airflow paths communicate with a mouthpiece (6). The cyclone chamber may be provided by a part (22) which is removable from the rest of the inhaler for regular replacement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cambridge Consultants Limited
    Inventors: David Stuart Harris, Simon James Smith
  • Publication number: 20100212667
    Abstract: A method of filling a drug capsule (2) for a dry powder inhaler comprising introducing a dose of powdered active substance (4) into the capsule and introducing a separate quantity of filler particles (6) into the capsule (2), said filler particles being of different composition and having a larger average particle size than the active substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, David Stuart Harris
  • Publication number: 20100163042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inhalation-activatable device for administration of medicament in powder form to the respiratory system of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: SUN PHARMA ADVANCED RESEARCH COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Subhas Balaram Bhowmick, Prashant Kane, Ganesh Sangaiah, Satish Madhukar Gokhale, Ajay Nandgaonkar, Abhijit Takale, Simon James Smith, Samantha Anne Musgrave, Richard Francis Day, Lee Wood, Becky Lynn Pilditch, David Stuart Harris, Jonathan Hugh Wilkins, Duncan Aleck Bishop, Matthew David Allen
  • Publication number: 20100000531
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler comprises two parts (2, 4) connected by an integrally moulded, e.g. living hinge (6), so as to be moveable from an open position to a closed position. At least one of the parts (2, 4) defines at least part of a circulating airflow chamber (12), wherein when said parts (2, 4) are in said closed position, the inhaler comprises an airflow path including the circulating airflow chamber (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, David Stuart Harris
  • Publication number: 20090320837
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler comprises: a cyclone chamber having a cyclone chamber outlet (20) extending substantially axially therefrom; a mouthpiece channel (26) having a central axis; and a plenum portion (58) connecting said cyclone chamber outlet (20) and said mouthpiece channel, the mouthpiece channel axis Am being offset from, and making a non-parallel angle with, the axis of the cyclone outlet Ac such that in use air exits the cyclone outlet (20) at least partly tangentially into the mouthpiece (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, David Stuart Harris, Rachel Victoria Striebig, Julie Suzanne Pearl
  • Publication number: 20080314384
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler comprises a main airflow path including a cyclone chamber (16) having an air inlet and being so shaped that at least a part of the chamber decreases in cross-sectional area in a direction away from the air inlet, so as thereby in use to set up a reverse flow cyclone in the chamber. A bypass airflow path (8) bypasses the cyclone chamber and the main and bypass airflow paths communicate with a mouthpiece (6). The cyclone chamber may be provided by a part (22) which is removable from the rest of the inhaler for regular replacement thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: David Stuart Harris, Simon James Smith
  • Patent number: D583463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Limited
    Inventors: Lee Wood, Simon James Smith, David Stuart Harris