Patents by Inventor Terry Bache

Terry Bache 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).

  • Publication number: 20220354162
    Abstract: The method includes forming a filter material sheet, containing the filter material sheet to form a contained filter material, the containing including, folding the filter material sheet to create a plurality of folds along a width of the filter material sheet, gathering the filter material sheet to form the contained filter material, the plurality of folds in the filter material sheet forming interstices running through a longitudinal length of the contained filter material, the interstices being configured to allow an airflow to pass through the longitudinal length of the contained filter material, and infusing the filter material sheet with at least one first consumable substance, the at least one first consumable substance being one of nicotine, at least one first flavorant, a pre-vapor formulation, a combination thereof, or a sub-combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Dwight David WILLIAMS, Rebecca SECRIST, Danielle CRAWFORD, Terry BACHE, Eric HAWES, Maria Del Carmen JARQUIN, Munmaya K. MISHRA, Shaoyong YU
  • Patent number: 11432581
    Abstract: The capsule includes the matrix with one or more portions of a filler material. The filler material is a plant-based cellulose material. The one or more portions define interstices. A containing structure contains the matrix. A consumable substance is infused within the filler material. The consumable substance is nicotine, a flavorant, a pre-aerosol formulation, a combination thereof, or a sub-combination thereof. The device includes a heating section with the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Danielle Crawford, Dwight David Williams, Eric Hawes, Terry Bache, Raymond W. Lau, Shaoyong Yu
  • Publication number: 20220273043
    Abstract: A method of detecting a hand-to-mouth (HMG) gesture with an e-vaping device includes detecting movements of the e-vaping device; generating quaternions based on the detected movements; generating movement features based on the generated quaternions; applying the generated movement features to a classifier; and determining whether the detected movements correspond to an HMG based on an output of the classifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Eric HAWES, Raymond LAU, Terry BACHE, Niall GALLAGHER
  • Patent number: 11395507
    Abstract: The filter includes a contained filter material with one or more portions of a filter material. The one or more portions define interstices running through a longitudinal length of the contained filter material. The interstices allow an airflow to pass through the longitudinal length of the contained filter material. A consumable substance is infused within the filter material. The consumable substance includes nicotine, a flavorant, a pre-vapor formulation, a sub-combination thereof, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Dwight David Williams, Rebecca Secrist, Danielle Crawford, Terry Bache, Eric Hawes, Maria Del Carmen Jarquin, Munmaya K. Mishra, Shaoyong Yu
  • Patent number: 11350671
    Abstract: A method of detecting a hand-to-mouth (HMG) gesture with an e-vaping device includes detecting movements of the e-vaping device; generating quaternions based on the detected movements; generating movement features based on the generated quaternions; applying the generated movement features to a classifier; and determining whether the detected movements correspond to an HMG based on an output of the classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Terry Bache, Niall Gallagher
  • Patent number: 11311048
    Abstract: The device includes a first section with an airflow passage, a reservoir containing a first pre-vapor formulation, a heater in communication with the reservoir and the airflow passage, the heater configured to at least partially vaporize the first pre-vapor formulation. An insert is in communication with the airflow passage, the insert being downstream of the heater. The insert includes a matrix with one or more portions of a filler material. The filler material is a plant-based cellulose material. The one or more portions defining interstices. A containing structure contains the matrix. The containing structure contacts at least side surfaces of the matrix. A consumable substance infused within the filler material, the at least one first consumable substance including at least one of nicotine, at least one first flavorant, at least one second pre-vapor formulation, a sub-combinations thereof, or a combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Danielle Crawford, Dwight David Williams, Eric Hawes, Terry Bache, Raymond W. Lau, Shaoyong Yu
  • 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: 20210244094
    Abstract: A method of controlling a heater of a nicotine e-vapor device includes detecting, from a removable pod included in the nicotine e-vapor device, power information indicating a first power level and a second power level; and supplying power to the heater based on the detected power information by determining a first amount of power based on the first power level, supplying the first amount of power to the heater during a first operation mode of the heater, determining a second amount of power based on the second power level, and supplying the second amount of power to the heater during a second operation mode of the heater, the second amount of power being higher than the first amount of power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Niall GALLAGHER, William WYKEHAM, Raymond W. LAU, Eric HAWES, Terry BACHE, Rangaraj S. SUNDAR, Jarrett KEEN
  • Publication number: 20210244095
    Abstract: A method of controlling a heater of a device including a removable container that stores a material includes detecting, from the removable container, power information indicating a first operating point and a second operating point; and supplying power to the heater based on the detected power information by, determining a first amount of power based on the first operating point, supplying the first amount of power to the heater during a first operation mode of the heater, determining a second amount of power based on the second operating point, and supplying the second amount of power to the heater during a second operation mode of the heater, the second amount of power being higher than the first amount of power, the device being a non-nicotine e-vaping device or a heat-not-burn aerosol-generating device, the material being a non-nicotine pre-vapor formulation or an aerosol-forming substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Niall Gallagher, William Wykeham, Raymond W. Lau, Eric Hawes, Terry Bache, Rangaraj S. Sundar, Jarrett Keen
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200257255
    Abstract: A method of detecting a hand-to-mouth (HMG) gesture with an e-vaping device includes detecting movements of the e-vaping device; generating quaternions based on the detected movements; generating movement features based on the generated quaternions; applying the generated movement features to a classifier; and determining whether the detected movements correspond to an HMG based on an output of the classifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Eric HAWES, Raymond LAU, Terry BACHE, Niall GALLAGHER
  • 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: D933001
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: David R. Schiff, Chris Phelan, Eric Hawes, Berina Yerkic-Husejnovic, Terry Bache