Smoking Device Simulator Patents (Class 128/202.21)
  • Patent number: 10701971
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette comprises a battery portion which is operable to provide power to a heating element of the electronic cigarette, and a cartomizer coupled with the battery portion. The cartomizer comprises a liquid container which provides a liquid toward the heating element wherein the liquid is used for producing and flavoring a vapor of the electronic cigarette when the liquid is heated by the heating element, and a memory which is operable to record and store an amount of the liquid remaining in the liquid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Nehemia Amir
  • Patent number: 10687554
    Abstract: At least one example embodiment discloses a cartridge for an electronic vapor (e-vapor) apparatus. The cartridge includes a pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a solution therein and a first connector element configured to connect the cartridge to a power section of the e-vapor apparatus. The first connector element includes a processing device configured to communicate with the power section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Niall Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10660366
    Abstract: A cartomizer of an electronic smoking article comprises a partially slit air tube configured to position a heater coil surrounding a wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 10653181
    Abstract: An e-vapor device may include a cartridge configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein. The e-vapor device may additionally include a dispensing body including a ratchet assembly and configured to receive a vaporizer to interact with the ratchet assembly. The vaporizer is configured to access the pre-vapor formulation in the cartridge via a coupling action and to heat the pre-vapor formulation to generate a vapor. The ratchet assembly is configured to undergo a mechanical incrementation with each coupling action to facilitate a simultaneous removal of the cartridge with the vaporizer coupled thereto after a designated number of coupling actions. Accordingly, the overuse of the vaporizer and the adverse sensory effects associated therewith can be reduced or prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Ben Sharp
  • Patent number: 10612770
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for vaporizing liquid into the surrounding environment, including directing liquid from a liquid source through an inverse-opal wicking structure to a vaporization port where the vaporization port is formed by a through-hole in a structure connecting a first side of the structure to a second side, with all dimensions ranging from 10 um to 300 um, that is in fluid communication with the liquid source and the surrounding environment so that fluid is transported through the vaporization port between the first and the second side. The methods and apparatus includes plurality of heating elements that may be individually and/or selectively addressable by at least three electrode leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Numerical Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl D. Meinhart, Brian Piorek, Nicholas B. Judy
  • Patent number: 10595563
    Abstract: An electrically operated aerosol-generating device is provided, including an electrical power supply; an electronic circuit board; an external electrical power contact; an electrical power line, configured to electrically couple the external electrical power contact to the electronic circuit board; and a ground plane including an elongate conductive member connected to a negative terminal of the electrical power supply and being configured to electrically couple the power supply to the electronic circuit board, and to structurally retain the electrical power supply and the electronic circuit board, configured to electrically couple the power supply to the electronic circuit board and to structurally retain the power supply and electronic circuit board, the ground plane being further configured to electrically insulate the electrical power line from the elongate conductive member, and to mechanically couple the electrical power line to the elongate conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Dani Ruscio, Dominique Paul Gabriel Stohr, Joel Fontannaz, Christian Mathieu
  • Patent number: 10575559
    Abstract: An exemplary atomizer includes a liquid supply, an atomizing head, and an air passage. The liquid supply has a liquid chamber. The atomizing head includes a liquid absorbing element and a heating element. The liquid supply includes a sealing element at an end connected with the atomizing head. The sealing element is configured for sealing the tobacco liquid in the liquid chamber. The sealing element defines a through hole. The liquid supply further includes a magnet configured for sealing the through hole. The magnet abuts against the sealing element via a magnetic force. The atomizing head further includes an electromagnet. The electromagnet is configured for lifting the magnet when powered on, so that the tobacco liquid can flow out from the through hole. The present disclosure also relates to an electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Yonglu Guo, Youli Shen
  • Patent number: 10568362
    Abstract: Certain aspects of present invention relate to an electronic cigarette having tamper-proof locking mechanisms. In certain embodiments, the electronic cigarette may include: an electronic cigarette body, a tamper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism threadedly connected to electronic cigarette body, and a tamper-proof power connector locking mechanism threadedly connected to electronic cigarette body. When a user pushes tamper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism towards electronic cigarette body, tamper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism is locked such that the user is able to remove a mouthpiece connector from electronic cigarette body to refill e-liquid for the electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KANGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaochun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10555554
    Abstract: A simulated cigarette having a generally cylindrical cigarette like housing with a main axis, the housing containing a reservoir of a pressurised inhalable composition. The reservoir has a reservoir outlet at one end which is selectively closed by an outlet valve. The simulated cigarette further comprises a tube with a through bore extending along a substantial portion of the reservoir from the vicinity of the reservoir outlet such that composition flows into a tube bore inlet and along the tube bore to the reservoir outlet. The tube inlet end is retained such that the axis passes through the inlet end and so that the tube bore inlet is positioned in the axial sense in the central 50% of the volume of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KIND CONSUMER LIMITED
    Inventors: Alex Hearn, Ritika Gupta, Rene Mauricio Gonzalez Campos, Khine Zaw Nyein
  • Patent number: 10548348
    Abstract: A simulated cigarette having an elongated hollow cylinder and having a cavity there within, with a cylindrical wick disposed in the cavity, the wick having a radial clearance and longitudinal clearance with respect to the cavity for allowing the wick to freely slide along a longitudinal direction of the cavity. The simulated cigarette having a fan assembly disposed in the cavity adjacent wick and in an alternate embodiment having a flexible filter affixed to an end of the hollow cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Harmless Products, LLC
    Inventors: Nossen K. Levilev, Chaim Levilev
  • Patent number: 10531694
    Abstract: Certain aspects of present invention relate to an electronic cigarette having tamper-proof locking mechanisms. In certain embodiments, the electronic cigarette may include: an electronic cigarette body, a tamper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism threadedly connected to electronic cigarette body, and a tamper-proof power connector locking mechanism threadedly connected to electronic cigarette body. When a user pushes tamper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism towards electronic cigarette body, tamper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism is locked such that the user is able to remove a mouthpiece connector from electronic cigarette body to refill e-liquid for the electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KANGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaochun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10524510
    Abstract: A heater for a vaporization device includes a fluid reservoir and a porous and permeable heating element made of an electrically conductive material and located within the reservoir. The reservoir and the heating element located within the reservoir define a fluid volume sufficient to capture and retain a fixed volume of fluid ejected from an ejection head in the vaporization device. Application of electrical energy to the heating element vaporizes the fixed volume of fluid in a fixed amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byron V. Bell
  • Patent number: 10517328
    Abstract: An electric cartridge for an electronic cigarette including a piece of flexible substrate material including at least a flexible film which mounts an electrically conductive network in the form of an array and defining a plurality of resistive zones (pixels) and a plurality of power supply pins for supplying one or more electric currents and connected to the resistive zones. The resistive zones define heating means and are grouped into distinct modules. Each module corresponds to an uninterrupted portion of the electrically conductive network and includes at least one resistive zone and respective power supply pins. The electric cartridge includes a plurality of portions of aromatic substance positioned on at least one face of the piece of flexible material. Each portion is associated with a resistive zone and positioned in proximity to a heating surface of the respective resistive zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: G.D S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Ivan Eusepi, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 10492530
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a cartridge coupled with a control body. The cartridge is equipped with a heating element, an authentication device and a second switching circuit. The control body includes a first switching circuit and is configured to exchange authentication signals with the authentication device to authenticate the cartridge for use with the control body and, only in instances in which the cartridge is authenticated, direct power to the heating element. The control body and the cartridge include respectively a two-wire electrical connector and a corresponding two-wire electrical connector coupled with one another, and across which the authentication signals are exchanged and the power is directed. The first switching circuit is coupled with the second switching circuit to form switching circuitry configured to manage the authentication signals and the power across the two-wire electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Rogers, Percy Phillips
  • Patent number: 10492533
    Abstract: A method of controlling an electric heater in an electrically heated smoking system is provided, including providing electrical power to the heater in pulses such that during active periods power is supplied to the heater and during inactive periods power is not supplied to the heater; charging a capacitor in an RC circuit during the inactive periods and allowing the capacitor to discharge during the active periods; and monitoring a discharge voltage of the capacitor and if the discharge voltage of the capacitor drops below a threshold voltage level, then stopping further supply of electrical power to the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Bernauer, Felix Fernando
  • Patent number: 10477895
    Abstract: An e-cigarette atomizer, and an atomizing assembly (30) thereof comprising: a holding frame (31) having an air channel in communication with a flue (202) and an end surface slot for accommodating a heating module (32); and the heating module (32) having a ceramic base body (321) and heating wires (322) wound on the ceramic base body (321). The heating wires (322) are electrically connected to the holding frame (31), and the ceramic base body (321) is a hollow microporous structure and is in communication with a liquid storage cavity (201). As a result of the design of an electrically conductive outer holding frame (313) and inner holding frame (311), the heating module (32) abuts and is electrically connected to the outer holding frame (313) and the inner holding frame (311) respectively; thereby, the structure is simplified and stability is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: O-NET AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LIMITED
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Cheng Wang, Fei Shen
  • Patent number: 10462849
    Abstract: A coil for a personal vaporizer includes a cup. The heating element for the cup is disposed outside of the cup interior volume and selectably heats the outside surface of the cup through resistance heating. The quartz glass composing the cup conducts heat from the heating element to a concentrate within the cup to boil the concentrate. The cup may be contained within a housing. The housing may retain the cup and may hold the heating element in direct physical contact with the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Reichert
  • Patent number: 10461807
    Abstract: There is provided a system for transmitting power and data from a host device to a receiver device over an electrical connection, including a host device configured to transmit power and data through an output, and configured to transmit the power through the output at different times to the data; a receiver device having an input connectable to the output of the host device, the receiver device including a power receiving circuit, a data receiving circuit, and a switch element configured to connect the input to the power receiving circuit or the data receiving circuit dependent on a voltage of a signal received from the input. There is also provided a receiver device for receiving power and data from the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Bernauer, Felix Fernando
  • Patent number: 10449308
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a laminar evaporator including an electrical resistance heating element for pulse heating and evaporation of an inhalationally receivable material distributed or distributable on the heating element surface by an electric heating current flowing or flowable in a laminar manner with at least two electrical contacts or poles for introducing the heating current into the resistance heating element, wherein the resistance heating element has at least one slot-shaped recess constricting lines of flux of an original electric field forming or formable between the at least two electrical contacts or poles and comprises a porous structure having a porosity of 70% or greater holding or capable of holding the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Batmark Limited
    Inventor: Helmut Buchberger
  • Patent number: 10433584
    Abstract: A pack holds and re-charges an e-cigarette which has a tip connector with first and second charging contacts. The pack includes a pack battery; a body including a tube having an open first end for receiving the e-cigarette; and a connection assembly which is positioned at a second opposite end of the tube and includes a connector with a central contact and an outer contact for re-charging the e-cigarette using the pack battery. The outer contact of the connection assembly comprises a generally annular base and at least two lugs which project from the base in the direction of the first end of the tube and which define a docking station between the lugs for receiving the tip connector of the e-cigarette. The base of the outer contact is spring-mounted, such as by a spring, relative to a housing, of the connection assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nicoventures Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Joel Nettenstrom, Steven Michael Schennum, Deon Ding, Ryan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10433582
    Abstract: An electrically operated aerosol generating device is provided, including an electrical power supply; an electronic circuit board; an electrical heating element configured to receive power from the electrical power supply via the electronic circuit board; and a ground plane comprising an elongate conductive member configured to electrically couple the power supply to the electronic circuit board and the electrical heating element, and to structurally retain the power supply and plurality of components of the electrically operated aerosol generation device. There is also provided a ground plane, and a single laminar blank configured to form the ground plane. A method of assembling an electrically operated aerosol generating device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Bernauer, Felix Fernando
  • Patent number: 10433589
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Roland Zitzke, Vaclav Borkovec
  • Patent number: 10420373
    Abstract: An apparatus including a first cartridge, a sensor, and a controller. The first cartridge can include a first release device configured to release a first substance into a housing. The controller can be configured to receive data from the sensor. The controller can determine an amount of first substance released by the first cartridge based on the data. The first release device can be controlled based on the determined amount of first substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Logic Technology Development, LLC
    Inventor: Eli Alelov
  • Patent number: 10413685
    Abstract: A vaporizer can include a reservoir for holding oil, a chamber for holding vapor, a feeder for feeding oil from the reservoir to the chamber, and a heater for heating oil. A feeder can be configured to feed oil from the reservoir to the chamber by capillary action. A vaporizer can include a plug sealingly coupled to the reservoir and configured to slide relative to at least a portion of the reservoir. A heater can include at least one of a laser, a resistance heater, a wire, a coil, a wire at least partially disposed in a housing, and a combination thereof. A vaporizer can include a controller and can be configured to heat a heater to a first temperature for a first time period, reduce the temperature of the heater, and maintain the heater at a second temperature for a second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Iconic Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lindars, Robert Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 10398172
    Abstract: There is provided a container for an aerosol-generating substrate for use in an electrically heated aerosol-generating device, including a casing having at least one air inlet and at least one air outlet; a tubular liquid retention element configured to sorb an aerosol-generating substrate; and an air permeable capillary wick membrane including at least one electrical heater and being provided on an end face of the retention element, such that an airflow pathway is provided from the at least one air inlet through a portion of the membrane to the at least one air outlet. There is also provided an electrically heated aerosol-generating device including a power supply; a cavity configured to receive a container; electrical contacts connected to the power supply and configured to couple the power supply to a heater; and an air inlet configured to be coupled to the at least one air inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventor: Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10398180
    Abstract: An electronic vapor provision device comprising a battery assembly and a vaporizer, wherein the battery assembly comprises a power cell and a computer, the vaporizer is releasably connectable to the battery assembly and the computer comprises a computer processor and a memory, wherein the computer is configured to detect whether the vaporizer is connected to the battery assembly without use of the electronic vapor provision device by a user, and to substantially remain in a sleep mode until the vaporizer is connected to the battery assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nicoventures Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Lord
  • Patent number: 10383368
    Abstract: A vaporizing apparatus includes a mouthpiece, battery and a reservoir housing an intake tube forming an air passage and vaporizing chamber proximal the battery. The vaporizing chamber also includes an inlet and vaporizing element completing an electric circuit with the battery for heating. A vapor outlet tube extends through the air passage, terminating in the vaporizing chamber adjacent the vaporizing element, and an air intake proximal the mouthpiece allows suction from the mouthpiece to urge air from the air intake through the air passage to join a vaporizable material urged through the inlet in the vaporizing chamber, vaporizing the vaporizable material with vapor exiting the mouthpiece through the vapor outlet tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Raymond Larson
  • Patent number: 10375990
    Abstract: An electronic inhalation device comprising a mouthpiece (2) and a control unit (24), the control unit (24) comprising a power cell (22) and a computer (20), where the computer (20) comprises a computer processor, a memory and an input-output means; wherein the device further comprises a transmitter (18) connected to the computer (20) and the computer (20) is configured in use to collect and store use data relating to a user's use of the device in the computer memory and transmit the use data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Lord
  • Patent number: 10375992
    Abstract: Certain aspects of present invention relate to an electronic cigarette having temper-proof locking mechanisms. In certain embodiments, the electronic cigarette may include: an electronic cigarette body, a temper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism threadedly connected to electronic cigarette body, and a temper-proof power connector locking mechanism threadedly connected to electronic cigarette body. When a user pushes temper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism towards electronic cigarette body, temper-proof mouthpiece connector locking mechanism is locked such that the user is able to remove a mouthpiece connector from electronic cigarette body to refill e-liquid for the electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KANGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xiaochun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10357623
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a container for storing a tobacco flavored liquid, an atomizer connected to the container to atomize the tobacco flavored liquid by an electric heating, a battery tube to power the atomizer, and an actuating film movably positioned in the battery tube to control the atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Detail Technology Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaolin Fang
  • Patent number: 10357061
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a housing, a sleeve, an atomizer, a latch assembly and a control assembly. The sleeve includes a first limiting position and a second limiting position. The atomizer includes a mouthpiece. The atomizer is capable of being inserted into the sleeve and telescoping relative to the sleeve along an axial direction of the sleeve, so as to expose the mouthpiece or take out the atomizer from the sleeve. The latch assembly is arranged on an end of the atomizer opposite to the mouthpiece and configured to latch the atomizer in the sleeve when the atomizer is retracted into the sleeve and is positioned at the first limiting position. The control assembly is arranged on the sleeve and configured to unlock the latch assembly to allow the end of the atomizer to move to the second limiting position along the axial direction of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Huiyong Yan
  • Patent number: 10349675
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette with a memory and ability to record the amount and duration of inhalation of nicotine vapor. The electronic cigarette may be integrated with a smart phone application or other software to record usage and provide feedback to the smoker. The application may include an algorithm for the development of a withdrawal schedule for the user to quit smoking or vaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SMOKEWATCHERS SAS
    Inventors: Benjamin Choukroun, Thomas Serval
  • Patent number: 10342258
    Abstract: This non-combusting flavor inhaler is provided with: a power source unit which comprises at least a battery; a first cartridge which comprises at least a vaporizer unit which, with power provided from an aerosol source and the battery, vaporizes an aerosol source without combustion; a second cartridge which has at least a flavor source and which imparts flavor to the aerosol vaporized by the vaporizer unit by said aerosol passing through said second cartridge; and a control unit which, upon detecting that it is time for the second cartridge to be replaced, controls a notification unit to notify that it is time for the second cartridge to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Matsumoto, Akihiko Suzuki, Manabu Takeuchi, Takuma Nakano, Masafumi Tarora, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10334882
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette comprising a base part and a cartridge configured to be assembled thereto, said base part comprising a battery and at least one heating element connected to the battery, and said cartridge comprising: a substance chamber configured for containing therein a substance to be smoked, said substance chamber comprising a substance outlet; a vaporization chamber in communication with the substance outlet for receiving said substance therein; and at least one heat transfer unit configured, at least when the cartridge is assembled to the base part, for being heated by the heating element of the base part and for heating the substance being provided via said substance outlet for its vaporization in the vaporization chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MD&C CREATIVE MASION SA
    Inventors: Cristina Wendt Thevenaz, Maria Daniele Killy, Tom Fournier
  • Patent number: 10327479
    Abstract: A vape device system including a payload reservoir that is identified by a payload identifier and that is configured to hold a substance for atomization. A processor is configured to determine an operational setting based on at least one of the payload identifier and a secondary data, which may include user information, prescription information, location information, payload information, historical vape device usage information, and historical payload reservoir information. A vape device system, and method of using the same, that includes a vape device and a computing device that includes the processor. A method of controlling a vape device including determining an operational setting of the vape device based on the payload identifier and/or secondary data. The operational settings may include a duty cycle setting, a temperature setting, an operational time duration, a dosage setting, and a security setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CANOPY GROWTH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Popplewell, Andrew Stewart, Steven Penney
  • Patent number: 10300225
    Abstract: A personal vapor inhaling unit is disclosed. An electronic flameless vapor inhaler unit that may simulate a cigarette has a cavity that receives a cartridge in the distal end of the inhaler unit. The cartridge brings a substance to be vaporized in contact with a wick. When the unit is activated, and the user provides suction, the substance to be vaporized is drawn out of the cartridge, through the wick, and is atomized by the wick into a cavity containing a heating element. The heating element vaporizes the atomized substance. The vapors then continue to be pulled by the user through a mouthpiece and mouthpiece cover where they may be inhaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Andrew Terry, Noah Mark Minskoff
  • Patent number: 10306707
    Abstract: A heater for heating an aerosol-forming substrate includes a plurality of elongate heating elements arranged in an elongate array. The elongate array has a support end with a first dimension, a heating end with a second dimension and a middle portion with a third dimension. The array is arranged to heat the substrate to form an aerosol. The third dimension is greater than the first dimension and greater than the second dimension. An electrically heated aerosol generating system can include the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Olivier Greim, Felix Fernando, Charles Higgins
  • Patent number: 10292426
    Abstract: A cartridge for an e-vaping device includes a reservoir configured to hold pre-vapor formulation, a vaporizer assembly configured to draw at least some of the pre-vapor formulation from the reservoir and vaporize the drawn pre-vapor formulation to form a vapor, and a superabsorbent polymer configured to absorb free water from pre-vapor formulation held in the reservoir. The superabsorbent polymer includes a cross-linked polyacrylate copolymer that is substantially inert to the pre-vapor formulation. The superabsorbent polymer may be included in a layer on one or more surfaces in the cartridge. The layer may include the superabsorbent polymer and a binder. The superabsorbent polymer may be included with the pre-vapor formulation in a formulation mixture. The superabsorbent polymer may be included in an interior of at least one element comprising the cartridge. The superabsorbent polymer may be included in a separate compartment in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services, LLC
    Inventors: Georgios Karles, Erica Sena
  • Patent number: 10292432
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette has a shell assembly, a power generation assembly mounted inside or outside the shell assembly, and a storage battery mounted inside the shell assembly. The power generation assembly has a microgenerator electrically connected with the storage battery and a power generation blade mounted on the microgenerator. External air drives the power generation blade to rotate. The rotation of the power generation blade drives the microgenerator to generate electricity, which is in turn stored in the storage battery. The electronic cigarette according to the present disclosure, by driving the rotation of the power generation blade with airflow, and drives the microgenerator to generate electricity so as to charge the storage battery and thus realize the object of recharging the battery and slowing down the power consumption of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10292425
    Abstract: A tobacco baking device, including: an upper housing, an inner frame, an electrical core, a heating core, a temperature sensor, a PCBA control board, a stainless steel tube, and a temperature control device. The inner frame includes a first end including a first hole and a second end including a second hole, the first hole being larger than the second hole. The heating core is disposed at a left side of the inner frame. The stainless steel tube surrounds the heating core, and the heating core is disposed in parallel to the stainless steel tube; the heating core is connected to the temperature control device and the temperature sensor. The temperature control device is connected to the temperature sensor and detects a heating temperature of the heating core in real time via the temperature sensor, whereby controlling the heating temperature to be constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 10278427
    Abstract: There can be provided a device configured to impart flavoring to an airstream admitted the device prior to the airstream reaching an aerosol generator of the device, the device thereby operable to deliver a flavored aerosol from an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Batmark Limited
    Inventor: Helmut Buchberger
  • Patent number: 10264819
    Abstract: An electronic smoking article includes a first section containing a liquid supply reservoir including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and operable to deliver the liquid material to the heater, and a second section containing a power supply. The first section is connected to the second section with a connection including a first connector piece and a second connector piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Barry S. Smith, Eric Hawes, David Schiff, Chris Carrick, Tony Gatta, Jonathan D. Albert
  • Patent number: 10258083
    Abstract: A smoking article is provided, including a combustible carbonaceous heat source having opposed front and rear end faces; an aerosol-forming substrate downstream of the rear end face of the combustible carbonaceous heat source; an ignitable composition provided on at least a portion of the front end face of the combustible carbonaceous heat source; and one or more airflow pathways along configured to allow air to be drawn through the smoking article for inhalation, the ignitable composition being configured to be ignited by striking the front end face on a frictional surface, and being isolated from the one or more airflow pathways such that air drawn along the one or more airflow pathways does not directly contact the ignitable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10258089
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic smoking article that provides for improved aerosol delivery. Particularly, the article comprises a wicking element useful for improving delivery of aerosol precursor to a heating element. In particular, the wick can take on a brush-like configuration. The present disclosure further relates to methods of forming an aerosol in a smoking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Benson Sears, Grady Lance Dooly, David William Griffith, Jr., Andries Don Sebastian, Yi-Ping Chang
  • Patent number: 10238764
    Abstract: A novel herbal vaporization device (HVD) and method is disclosed. The HVD includes a recharging unit for storing therein of a vaporization unit having a heating chamber disposed at a first end thereof for receiving of loose leaf herbal material and for providing of heat thereto, the vaporization unit comprising a second end disposed opposite the first end with a fluid pathway between the two ends. In a first mode of operation the vaporization unit is for being recharged from the recharging unit and in a second mode of operation the vaporization unit is for use in vaporizing of loose leaf herbal material inserted into the heating chamber for having at least partially vaporized loose leaf herbal material and ambient air to flow through the fluid pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vapium Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Trzecieski
  • Patent number: 10238143
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic cigarette and methods for controlling the power to the electronic cigarette which provides various modes of operation, including both regulated and no-regulated mode. The method is implemented m the form of an electronic power control program that controls the constituent parts of the electronic cigarette, including the battery, atomizer, heating element, smoke liquid or juice, and related circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nu Mark Innovations Ltd.
    Inventor: Sammy Capuano
  • Patent number: 10238144
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a shell and a mouthpiece. The external wall of the shell has an air inlet. An atomizer and a liquid-supply are in contact with each other. The air inlet, atomizer, an aerosol passage, and a mouthpiece are sequentially interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Lik Hon
  • Patent number: 10226076
    Abstract: A novel disposable cartridge for use in an electronic nicotine delivery system having an electric heater includes a reservoir containing a nicotine-containing liquid, a port in liquid communication with the reservoir, a liquid barrier disposed proximate the port to prevent undesired leakage of the nicotine-containing liquid from the reservoir, and a durable, elongate wick arranged and configured to be slideable in the port and to contact the nicotine-containing liquid in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Christopher Althorpe, Ian James Binder, David Andrew McLeod, Lee Kelepouris, Salih Muhsin Muhammed, Johan Nordström, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 10219543
    Abstract: A capsule (26) for an electronic vapor inhaler comprises a shell (28) containing a flavor-release medium (40) and one or more induction heatable elements (42) disposed inside the shell (28) and arranged to heat the flavor-release medium (40) to produce a vapor for inhalation by a user. At least part of the shell (28) is formed of an air permeable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Mark Gill, Daniel Vanko, Lubos Brvenik
  • Patent number: 10219538
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer system including a cartridge designed to provide a liquid or other substance for the electronic vaporizer system, the cartridge including a chip that stores data related to the batch number of the substance stored in the cartridge, and the cartridge being adapted to be inserted into or form an integral part of the electronic vaporizer system. The electronic vaporizer system reads the data from the chip and compares that data with stored data and, depending on the result of that comparison, either prevents or permits use of that substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh, Dmitry Gorilovsky