Patents by Inventor Vaclav BORKOVEC

Vaclav BORKOVEC 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: 10306926
    Abstract: An atomizer (26) for an electronic smoking device (10) is provided comprising at least a first heating wire (40) and a second heating wire (50). The first and second heating wires (40, 50) are wound together to form a common heating coil (28). Further, the first and second heating wires (40, 50) differ in at least one physical parameter leading to different thermal properties of the heating wires (40, 50). Additionally, an electronic smoking device (10) comprising the atomizer (28) and a cartomizer (700) for an electronic smoking device (10) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Vaclav Borkovec
  • Patent number: 10306925
    Abstract: An aerosol generating component (2) for an electronic smoking device and an electronic smoking device with an aerosol generating component (2) are provided. In order to improve smoking experience, the aerosol generating component (2) is adapted to generate two aerosols with different particle sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Stefan Biel, Diego Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20190029321
    Abstract: An electronic vaping device (10) includes a power supply portion (12) comprising a power supply (18), an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) comprising a liquid reservoir (48) storing a liquid (30) in a free floating manner, and an atomizer (28) adapted to atomize the liquid (30) stored in the liquid reservoir (48) when operated by the power supply (18). The atomizer (28) includes a plurality of heating elements (36a, 36b, 36c, 36d, 36e) that are arranged inside the liquid reservoir (48) at different levels (ha, hb, hc, hd, he).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Stefan Biel
  • Publication number: 20190031407
    Abstract: A filling system for an electronic cigarette (10) is disclosed in which a nozzle (38) of a liquid dispenser (80) contains a plunger (62) which is biased by a spring (60) into a closed position in which liquid is prevented from flowing through the nozzle (38). In use the nozzle (38) is inserted into an open end (42) of a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic cigarette containing an air tube (32). The plunger (62) engages with the end of the air tube (32) blocking the air tube (32) and opening the liquid flow path through the nozzle (38). The arrangement of the plunger (62) and nozzle (38) is such that operation of the plunger (62) only occurs when the nozzle (38) engaged within a liquid reservoir (32). A membrane (96) can be provided to prevent leakage from the liquid reservoir (34) when the nozzle (38) is disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Sebastian Senftleben, Thorben Rehders, Neha Daryani, Vaclav Borkovec
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180310621
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an electronic smoking device that includes a battery portion (12) comprising a battery (18), an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) comprising a multicameral liquid reservoir (34), and an atomizer (26) operable when connected to the battery (18) to atomize liquid stored in the multicameral liquid reservoir (34). The multicameral liquid reservoir (34) comprises a first chamber (202) comprising an unflavored fluid, a second chamber (204) comprising a flavored fluid, the first chamber (202) and the second chamber (204) being disposed in communication with each other via an opening (206), and a plurality of reservoir walls (208) enclosing the two chambers. A portion of the plurality of reservoir walls (208) enclosing the second chamber (204) comprising a flexible portion (40), the flexible portion (40) when acted upon causing the flavored fluid to migrate from the second chamber (204) to the first chamber (202) through the opening (206).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Lutz Deichmann
  • Publication number: 20180295884
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic smoking device (10) with a first gas conduit (42) and a second gas conduit (46), wherein an atomizer (26) is arranged in the first gas conduit (42) and the second gas conduit bypasses the first gas conduit (42). In order to be able to change particle sizes of vapor provided by the atomizer (26), the electronic smoking device (10) is adapted to change flow resistances of the first and the second gas conduits (42, 44), while maintaining a total flow resistance of the first and the second gas conduits (42, 44).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Stefan Biel
  • Publication number: 20180296776
    Abstract: An electronic vaping device is provided including a power supply portion comprising a power supply, an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion comprising a liquid reservoir storing a liquid, and an atomizer adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir when operated by the power supply. The atomizer is adapted to float on the surface of the liquid in the liquid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Emin Yener, Vaclav Borkovec
  • Publication number: 20180290812
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixing bottle (1) for mixing two liquids (23, 24). In order to avoid that the liquids have to be mixed in a separate vessel, the invention provides that the mixing bottle (1) comprises two storage compartments (2, 3) and a mixing compartment (11), wherein the storage compartments (2, 3) are each connected to the mixing compartment (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Nicole Tschierske
  • 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: 20180242639
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid reservoir/wick portion and to an electronic smoking device comprising a liquid reservoir/wick portion. In order to avoid different liquids undesirably mixing in a wick of the electronic smoking device, the liquid reservoir/wick portion comprises a wick. The wick comprising a liquid receiving side coupled to a liquid storage volume of the liquid reservoir/wick portion, and a liquid supply side coupled to an atomizing element of the electronic smoking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Vaclav Borkovec
  • 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: 20180242640
    Abstract: The invention relates to electronic smoking devices (10) with an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14). In order to provide that additives can be used without bringing the additives in contact with an atomizer (26) of the atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14), the invention provides an additive reservoir (40) for the electronic smoking device (10), which comprises an additive storage volume (42), a through hole (44) and an additive outlet opening (46) that opens the additive storage volume (42) to the through hole (44). Furthermore, the invention provides that the atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) comprises a receiving section (36) for the additive reservoir (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Neha Daryani
  • Publication number: 20180235280
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic smoking device (10), an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) with a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic smoking device (10) and to an electronic smoking device (10) with a liquid reservoir (34). In order to be able to provide gaseous material that has not been atomized by an atomizer (26) of the electronic smoking device (10), the liquid reservoir (34) comprises first and second storage volumes (40, 42) that are each in communication with a liquid outlet (46) or a fluid outlet (50), wherein the liquid outlet (46) and the fluid outlet (50) are arranged one after the other in a longitudinal direction (L) of the liquid reservoir (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Vaclav Borkovec, Neha Daryani
  • Publication number: 20180220707
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (10) includes a battery portion (12) including an electric power source (18), an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) having a mouthpiece opening (36) in an end, a liquid reservoir (34) for accommodating a liquid, and a glass capillary tube (46). The glass capillary tube (46) comprises a first open end (48) arranged inside the liquid reservoir (34) and an outlet portion (50), wherein the glass capillary tube (46) is adapted to transport liquid from the first open end (48) to the outlet portion (50) by capillary force. The electronic smoking device (10) further includes an atomizer (26) arranged at the outlet portion (50) such that is operable to vaporize liquid at the outlet portion (50) to create an aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Vaclav Borkovec, Lutz Deichmann, Neha Daryani
  • Publication number: 20180160735
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (10) is provided comprising a power supply (18), a liquid reservoir (34) storing a liquid therein and having a liquid reservoir opening (35), and an atomizer (26) adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir (34) when operated by the power supply (18). Further provided are at least two plates (40, 50) provided with an adjustable spacing therebetween, wherein a liquid flow passage (60) is formed between the at least two plates (40, 50) extending from the liquid reservoir opening (35) to the atomizer (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Nicole Tschierske
  • Publication number: 20180132523
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electronic smoking devices and in particular electronic cigarettes. A mouth-piece (14, 114) for an electronic smoking device (10) has an elongated housing having ports (44, 144, 36, 136) at opposite ends; a central passage (32, 132) formed as a hollow channel through the housing in communication with the ports, contact terminals (52, 152) for connecting to a battery of the electronic smoking device (10) and conductive elements (54, 154) connected to the contact terminals (52, 152), the conductive elements (54, 154) being configured for connecting, to the battery (18, 118), an tempering element (50) for tempering an aerosol produced by the electronic smoking device (10). Using the tempering element, aerosol passing through the central passage can be tempered and loss of aerosol due to condensation is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Vaclav Borkovec, Emin Yener, Liliana Chaves
  • Publication number: 20180110263
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (1) includes a housing (2), a receiving unit (3) for the reception of a solid smoking material (4) and a primary heating element (5). The primary heating element and the receiving unit are arranged adjacent to one another. The electronic smoking device further comprises a positioning element for forcing solid smoking material inserted in the receiving unit towards the primary heating element. Solid smoking material within the receiving unit which is forced towards the primary heating element by the positioning element is liquefied and atomized by the primary heating element. The receiving unit, the primary heating element and the positioning element are arranged within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Stefan Biel
  • Publication number: 20180064169
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette (10) includes an atomizer (26) having a coil-less heating element (4) with a heating section (6) connected to an electrical power source and two end sections in contact with a liquid supply (34). The heating element (4) is made of one or more woven fiber tubes (2) having a hollow interior such that the liquid can be transported from the liquid supply (34) to the heating section (6) through the hollow interior along the woven fiber tubes (2) or through the fiber materials via capillary action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Vaclav Borkovec
  • Publication number: 20180029867
    Abstract: A filling system for an electronic cigarette (10) is disclosed in which a nozzle (38) of a liquid dispenser (80) contains a plunger (62) which is biased by a spring (60) into a closed position in which liquid is prevented from flowing through the nozzle (38). In use the nozzle (38) is inserted into an open end (42) of a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic cigarette containing an air tube (32). The plunger (62) engages with the end of the air tube (32) blocking the air tube (32) and opening the liquid flow path through the nozzle (38). The arrangement of the plunger (62) and nozzle (38) is such that operation of the plunger (62) only occurs when the nozzle (38) engaged within a liquid reservoir (32). A membrane (96) can be provided to prevent leakage from the liquid reservoir (34) when the nozzle (38) is disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Sebastian Senftleben, Thorben Rehders, Neha Daryani, Vaclav Borkovec, Kenneth Scott, Christopher Lord, David Jones, Stephen J. MCDONALD, Thomas S. SUDLOW