Smoke Washing Type Patents (Class 131/173)
  • Patent number: 12004561
    Abstract: A shisha cartridge comprises a body defining a cavity and an internal cavity surface. The cartridge comprises an aerosol-forming substrate disposed in the cavity and comprises a layer of gel disposed in the cavity adjacent the internal cavity surface. As the cartridge is heated, the gel may improve aerosol formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS, S.A.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Maria Pijnenburg, Jean-Yves Vollmer, Ana Isabel Gonzalez Florez, Jakub Bialek, Sébastien Capelli
  • Patent number: 11849757
    Abstract: A charcoal-less hookah and components thereof. Preferably, the charcoal-less hookah is an electronic hookah. A battery may be operably connected to one or more heating elements to heat the one or more heating elements to allow the hookah to be used at a site lacking an electrical outlet. Preferably, the battery is sufficiently removed from one or more heating elements and a heat exchanger so that the battery is not exposed to elevated or harmful temperatures. The charcoal-less hookah may include a hookah sub-assembly having a heating element, a heat exchanger and tobacco/smoked substance disposed below the heat exchanger and the heating element and an insulation section which is disposed above the tobacco/smoked substance and below a lower portion of the heating element and a lower portion of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Alexander Zouev
  • Patent number: 11844372
    Abstract: The specification discloses a hookah head defined by a sidewall. The sidewall has a bottom end and a top end. The top end forms an upper surface, which preferably is made of metal. An air channel runs from the upper surface to the bottom end of the body. The air channel has a top end corresponding to the upper surface and a bottom end that corresponds to the bottom end of the body. The interior wall forms the cylinder that defines the air channel. The body of the hookah head defines a cavity configured to contain a quantity of liquid. The bottom end of the air channel is configured to be fitted on top of an air channel of the hookah body, with the air channel of the hookah head then having air communication with the grommet of the hookah device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Ahmad Alkum, Nael Azazi, Ahmed Shaikh
  • Patent number: 11800892
    Abstract: A system for smoking a product includes a vase for containing a liquid. The vase has a closed bottom, and a side wall extending from the closed bottom and an open top that is unobstructed. The system further includes a bottle for inserting into and removing from the vase. The bottle has an open bottom, an open top, a flange circumscribing the bottle adjacent the open top, and a conical opening in the open top that is unobstructed. In addition, the system includes a grommet mounted to the open bottom of the bottle such that the open bottom is substantially unobstructed. Lastly, the system includes a bowl with a conical exterior that is complementary in shape to the conical opening in the bottle. The bowl can form a conical, glass-to-glass seal with the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: GRAVITRON, LLC
    Inventors: David Daily, Micah Evans, Travis Dodson
  • Patent number: 11785984
    Abstract: A hookah, including a pipe body, a handle, a high-frequency heater, a smoke filter, and a cigarette holder. The high-frequency heater is disposed in the pipe body. The smoke filter and the cigarette holder are disposed in the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11659863
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article for use with apparatus for heating smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material. The article includes a cavity for receiving smokable material, and a coil of heating material that is heatable by penetration with a varying magnetic field to heat the cavity. Also disclosed is a system including the article and apparatus. The apparatus has an interface for cooperating with the article, and a magnetic field generator. The magnetic field generator includes a coil for generating a varying magnetic field for penetrating the coil of the article when the interface is cooperating with the article. An impedance of the coil of the magnetic field generator is equal, or substantially equal, to an impedance of the coil of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: Thomas P. Blandino, Andrew Wilke
  • Patent number: 11602163
    Abstract: A method includes generating an aerosol by heating, without combusting, an aerosol generating substrate (300) in a shisha device (100). The method further includes introducing at least one aerosol condensation particle to an airflow path (103) of the shisha device. The airflow path (103) carries the aerosol generated by the aerosol generating substrate to an outlet (104) of the shisha device for delivery to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Ana Isabel Gonzalez Florez, Jakub Bialek, Leander Dittmann
  • Patent number: 11554227
    Abstract: Vaporization element, device and method for vaporizing phyto material. A hollow member defining a fluid pathway is positioned proximate a heating element with a phyto material contact surface. An electrical heater is positioned on the opposite side of the phyto material contact surface. Phyto material or extract deposited on the phyto material contact surface can be vaporized by heat from the electrical heater. The vapor can enter the fluid pathway and pass through the hollow member to an inhalation aperture. The electrical heater may be powered by an electrical power source provided in a support unit. The hollow member can be mounted to a vapor processing device that cools and/or filters the vapor before it reaches the inhalation aperture. The support unit may have securement mechanisms to attach the vapor processing device to the vaporization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: GSEH Holistic, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Alexander Trzecieski
  • Patent number: 11533947
    Abstract: A multi-layered tobacco capsule for hookah that includes a container with an upper surface, a lower surface and sidewalls defining an enclosed internal volume. The upper and lower surface includes a plurality of apertures for allowing airflow through the capsule. The container includes one, or more, grids that separate the container to two or more inner compartments. The inner compartments include a quantity of tobacco. The capsule is designed to be positioned onto or inside a cup of the hookah. The capsule may include removable sealing mean that cover the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Avichai Nakash, Yaniv Shimon Azrane, Daniel Tolmasov
  • Patent number: 11510435
    Abstract: The bowl for a water pipe having multiple partitioned compartments (hereinafter invention) is configured for use with a smoking material consumed through a hookah. The invention contains the smoking material during combustion. The combustion of the smoking material releases the pharmacologically active media in a gas phase. The invention is a partitioned structure. The invention is configured to store a plurality of doses of the smoking material. Each dose is stored in a partition. Each partition displays a scale that measures the dose of the smoking material contained in the partition. The invention comprises a partitioned bowl and a transport structure. The partitioned bowl is the partitioned structure that contains one or more doses of the smoking material. The transport structure forms a fluidic connection between the partitioned bowl and the hookah that transports the gas phase of the pharmacologically active media from the partitioned bowl to the hookah.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: William Parker
  • Patent number: 11497244
    Abstract: A vaporization apparatus configured to support a vaporization rig and a heating element, comprises a body including a back end, a front end, and a top surface. The front end includes a hole that extends towards the back end, the hole being configured to support the heating element. The top surface defines a receptacle sized to support the vaporization rig, the hole and the receptacle being positioned to align a heatable portion of the vaporization rig with a heat generating portion of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Rodrigo Escorcio Santos
  • Patent number: 11425929
    Abstract: A smoking adaptor with a body, which has a materials receptacle and a hollow column leading from the top part of the smoking adaptor through the lower section of the smoking adaptor such that materials placed in the receptacle can be ignited and smoke created by the combustion flows though the hollow column. The smoking adaptor can be in the form of a solid piece or multiple pieces that can combine with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Aubrey Ray Thoede, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11363838
    Abstract: A water pipe is made of ice from a flexible mold. The mold has a central main sheath to form a central smoke channel in the ice pipe. A core plug is placed in the central main sheath to prevent a collapse of the central main sheath during the freeze process. A bulkhead projects from the side of the mold which has a smoke channel therein. A smoke sheath intersects with the central main sheath to form a smoke channel from a bowl on the smoke channel inlet up the central smoke channel. The ice pipe is placed on a tray having an associated LED entertainment light so as to light up the ice pipe during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: William Carl Boen
  • Patent number: 11326962
    Abstract: A temperature measurement device for measuring a temperature of a heating element that may have a floor is disclosed. The temperature measurement device may be formed from an arm comprising a first end for contacting the floor and a second end. A temperature sensor disposed at the first end of the arm and for generating a first temperature signal. A base unit is found at the second end of the arm that includes a control circuit electrically coupled with the temperature sensor and a battery and a temperature indication unit, the control circuit for receiving of the first temperature signal and for displaying a visual representation of the temperature signal on the temperature indication unit, wherein the temperature measurement device has a weight where the weight of the temperature measurement device presses the first end against the vaporization element and in some embodiments the floor of the vaporization element for thermally coupling the temperature sensor with the vaporization element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GSEH Holistic, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Alexander Trzecieski
  • Patent number: 11304446
    Abstract: The present invention is a device used to filter and cool tobacco smoke. The device burns dry tobacco and then cleans and cools the smoke before it is delivered to the lungs of the user. The present invention uses an electric fan in the body of the pipe which creates a spinning vortex in the water. The vortex subsequently cleans and filters the tobacco smoke rapidly and efficiently via water diffusion all while keeping the tobacco in the bowl lit. This process results in a smooth and cool toke delivered to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Quillez Rhaheim Abernathy
  • Patent number: 11241035
    Abstract: A kief diffusion apparatus and product is disclosed herein. The smoking apparatus includes a first chamber that contains and burns a kief substance and has a single exit pipe that delivers the smoke to a second chamber, wherein the exit pipe attaches to a vertical tube having a plurality of apertures in the lower end. The aperture end of the tube is submerged in water that fills a portion of the second chamber and the mouthpiece extends from the top of the second chamber. The first chamber includes two air inlets that are directed inward and form a helical movement as the smoke is drawn from the chamber. The mouthpiece has an integral gravity seal that is hingedly mounted therein and the exit tube from the first chamber includes an integral molded handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Paul Reeve
  • Patent number: 11185107
    Abstract: A smoking apparatus or water pipe comprised of one or more hollow or tubular section openings connected by a butt seal. The butt seal is formed by affixing a ring magnet to the exit opening of one section and affixing a second ring magnet the entrance opening of a second section. When the sections are joined, the ring magnets form a watertight and airtight seal between the two openings such that the need for a flange or other similar structure and or additional seal is unnecessary to maintain the integrity of the joint. A second embodiment employs interconnect assemblies inserted into select ends of the glass fixtures in order to seal thereto with gaskets/sealing rings and to provide a flush face within which is embedded a ring magnet for magnetically interconnecting adjacent glass members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: OTTER SOCIETY, LLC
    Inventor: James Righter
  • Patent number: 11096418
    Abstract: A smoking device for smoking a smokable material, the device comprising an upper bowl presenting a recess for having the smokable material positioned therein and a chimney opening out into the inside of the upper bowl in order to collect therefrom the smoke generated by combustion of said smokable material, said upper bowl including, inside the recess, positioning surfaces arranged to be capable of positioning a capsule inside the recess of said upper bowl, the capsule containing said smokable material. The smoking device includes a perforator adapted to make at least one first hot air flow opening through a wall of the capsule when the capsule is positioned in the recess of the upper bowl and is bearing against said positioning surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ARIES
    Inventor: Sarkis Sarian
  • Patent number: 11089814
    Abstract: A shisha device (100) includes a device air inlet (16); a device outlet (18); an aerosol chamber (130) and a vessel (17). The aerosol chamber has a chamber inlet (131) and a chamber outlet (18) and is configured to house a consumable comprising an aerosol-generating substrate (20). The vessel has a vessel inlet (16) and a vessel outlet (15) and defines an interior configured to contain liquid (19) when the device is in use. The device is configured such that, in use, airflow through the aerosol chamber that exits the chamber outlet exits the device outlet without flowing through the liquid stored in the vessel. Thus, water soluble constituents in the aerosol may be delivered to a user of the shisha device rather than being dissolved and trapped in the liquid in the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Stuart Michael Ruan Jones, Yaan Thomas Kinally, Michael Paton, John Anthony Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11083221
    Abstract: A liquid supply for electronic smoking device has a compartment (102) within a housing (100). A reservoir (200) is provided in the compartment (102) for storing liquid, with at least one portion the reservoir (200) attached to the housing (100). The reservoir (100) contracts as liquid flows out of the reservoir (200). The reservoir (200) does not collapse or fold as it contracts, to avoid interfering with outflow of liquid. The reservoir (200) may comprise an elastomeric material, such as rubber. The reservoir (200) may be pretensioned or elastically stretched when filled with liquid. The reservoir (200) then exerts an elastic compression force on the liquid in the reservoir (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Xinliang Tong
  • Patent number: 10925312
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for heat management of heating implements for a water pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kaloud, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Bavar, Skyler Olsen
  • Patent number: 10905168
    Abstract: An aerosol generating system includes a liquid storage portion, a liquid transfer element, a power supply, and a heating element operably coupled to the power supply and configured to heat the aerosol generating substrate. The system also includes a cover over the liquid storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Eric Force
  • Patent number: 10869498
    Abstract: A spill-resistant water pipe, water pipe base, and water pipe assembly for filtering smoldering herbal materials. There is a fluid vessel having a bottom surface, a smoking bowl coupled to the fluid vessel, a neck with a mouthpiece coupled to the fluid vessel, and a base removably coupled to the bottom of the fluid vessel. The base has a rounded/convex bottom with a weight greater than a combined weight of the fluid, the fluid vessel, the smoking bowl, and the neck. There is also an annular bumper member (disc) circumscribing the base and extending laterally outward therefrom, with an exterior wall extending upwardly from a lateral edge of the annular bumper member and a container disposed thereon. There is a power module that powers one or more of: speakers, wireless signal transponders, scent dispensers, clocks, light emitters, light sensors, and position sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Robert Risolia, Jacob Levy
  • Patent number: 10856568
    Abstract: A device including a water chamber for filtering smoke or vapor prior to inhalation of the smoke or vapor. The device including a vaporization chamber that contains a substance to be heated or burned. The device including an air flow chamber, herein the air flow chamber connects the vaporization chamber, wherein the air flow chamber is configured to provide a tunnel between an upper edge and a lower edge of the air flow chamber, for passage of air/vapor from an air/vapor entry port to a filtered air exit port for air/vapor at the water chamber, in a snake like manner; wherein the air/vapor entry port is located at a point where the vaporization chamber is joined to the water chamber. The air flow chamber is configured to prevent leakage of water from the water chamber to the vaporization chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Yao Tien Richard Huang
  • Patent number: 10786006
    Abstract: A vaporization apparatus configured to support a vaporization rig and a heating element, comprises a body including a back end, a front end, and a top surface. The front end includes a hole that extends towards the back end, the hole being configured to support the heating element. The top surface defines a receptacle sized to support the vaporization rig, the hole and the receptacle being positioned to align a heatable portion of the vaporization rig with a heat generating portion of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Rodrigo Escorcio Santos
  • Patent number: 10757968
    Abstract: A smoking device that can float on water is disclosed. The smoking device comprises a base and an elongated pipe coupled to the base. The base comprises a floating ring to allow the smoking device to float on the water. The elongated pipe comprises one or more tubes. The tube is used to inhale smoke from a smoking material. The base comprising a plurality of floats to allow the smoking device to float on water is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Nevin R. Siefert, Terry Ray Sapp
  • Patent number: 10743580
    Abstract: A housing assembly is formed of upper and lower cases with top and bottom plates and an intermediate plate separating the upper case and lower cases. An agitation assembly includes water in the lower case. A plurality of paddles submerged in the water are rotatable to agitate the water. An inlet assembly includes an inlet pipe having a top end above the top plate with a module receiver and a bottom end submerged in the water. A vaporizing module is coupled with the module receiver to form an annular passageway terminating at the top end of the inlet pipe. A heater adjacent to the inlet pipe is adapted to heat vaping material whereby gaseous output will tumble down the annular passageway then down the inlet pipe into the water. An outlet assembly includes an outlet pipe having a top end and a bottom end terminating below above the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Randy M. Kane
  • Patent number: 10561804
    Abstract: A device for incineration and/or vaporization of a target medicinal substance and a method of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Chris Culligan
  • Patent number: 10524513
    Abstract: An aerosol generating system includes a liquid storage portion, a liquid transfer element, a power supply, and a heating element operably coupled to the power supply and configured to heat the aerosol generating substrate. The system also includes a cover over the liquid storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Eric Force
  • Patent number: 10525215
    Abstract: A system for generating and inhaling vapor of herbs includes a container, a base, a mouth, and an upper surface. An aperture in the surface displaced from a lip of the mouth. The container shown partially filled with water, and a diffuser positioned upon the water. The region within the container above the diffuser defines a vapor chamber. A diagonally-oriented tube includes upper and lower end secured within the aperture. Herbs are placed in an upper end of an herb-burning bowl and a lower end of the bowl having a filter limiting debris from entering the water. An inhalation cylinder having upper end attachable within an open mouth. A vacuum pump includes vacuum input from cylinder and positive pressure output about a level of the vacuum input. The pump providing pressure from bottom to top of the inhalation cylinder and the water surface diffuser to the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Wesley Davidson
  • Patent number: 10477889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved water pipe comprising a chamber containing water in its lower portion, its upper compact cylindrical portion serving as a smoke collection reservoir; a bowl for combusting tobacco or medicinal herbs, the smoke directed through a tube to the water chamber below the water; and a mouth piece for applying suction to the interior of the chamber to inhale the smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: David Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10477891
    Abstract: A smoking system has a combustion chamber in which tobacco, herbal substances, and the like are combusted. Product smoke is received within a conduit member and flows upward within the conduit member. An element member is axially disposed within the conduit member, where the element member is configured to rotate within the conduit member. As the smoke flows upward, it encounters a water mist which is flowing downward through the conduit member, thereby cleaning, cooling and filtering the upwardly traveling smoke. Cleaned smoke flows to the top of the conduit member where it is delivered to the user through a delivery tube connected at the upward end of the conduit member, such that the smoke reaching the consumer is cooled and cleansed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Geoffrey Sanders Robertson
  • Patent number: 10383361
    Abstract: A hookah and method for smoking a hookah are disclosed that permit more effective purging of “stale” wetted tobacco smoke from a hookah. The hookah includes a stem, bottle, and check valve in fluid communication with a dry smoke inlet of hookah. The valve is located in a ‘low’ position within the hookah for more effective use of positive pressure within the hookah for purging. The method includes purging wetted tobacco smoke through a valve that selectively leads to the dry smoke conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Mya Saray, LLC
    Inventor: Nizar Youssef Mehio
  • Patent number: 10342255
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure include systems and methods configured to transfer water from a first chamber to a second chamber while a user ignites a combustible substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Tracey Huston, Kevin Doyle
  • Patent number: 10321714
    Abstract: A housing assembly is formed of upper and lower cases with top and bottom plates and an intermediate plate separating the upper and lower cases. An agitation assembly includes water in the lower case. A plurality of paddles submerged in the water are rotatable to agitate the water. An inlet assembly includes an inlet pipe having a top end above the top plate and a bottom end submerged in the water. A heating assembly includes a chamber interiorly and a cylinder exteriorly forming an annular passageway terminating at the top end of the inlet pipe. A heating coil system within the vaporizing chamber is adapted to vaporize the selected material whereby vapors released will tumble down the annular passageway then down the inlet pipe into the water. An outlet assembly includes an outlet pipe having a top end and a bottom end terminating below above the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Randy M. Kane
  • Patent number: 10299510
    Abstract: A water conditioned smoking device such as a bong, hookah or the like comprises a source of pressurized air that communicates with a sparger placed in a conditioning water retention chamber of the device such that the pressurized gas enters the chamber below the level of water to be used in the conditioning bath and thereby aerates the bath and smoke. The improved device produces superior smoke conditioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas William Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10251419
    Abstract: A water filter for filtering smoke produced by a burned or combusted product. The water filter includes a receptacle configured to receive a rolled product that may be burned, combusted, or vaporized. The water filter includes an integrated downtube configured to deliver smoke from the rolled product into a water reservoir prior to inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MJ'S ARSENAL LLC
    Inventor: Josh Camitta
  • Patent number: 10251426
    Abstract: An electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is disclosed, said electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) comprising a mouth piece (MP), an atomizer arrangement (AA), a power supply (PS), a nicotine container (NC), an additive container (AC), the atomizer arrangement (AA) comprising an inlet (NCI) from the nicotine container (NC) and an inlet (ACI) from the additive container (AC), the atomizer arrangement (AA) comprising two separate atomizers, a first atomizer (FA) and a second atomizer (SA), the first atomizer producing nicotine-containing aerosols having a first mass median aerodynamic diameter (FMMAD) and the second atomizer producing additive-containing aerosols having a second mass median aerodynamic diameter (SMMAD) and wherein the second mass median aerodynamic diameter (SMMAD) is greater than the first mass median aerodynamic diameter (FMMAD), the atomizers being electrically connected to the power supply (PS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FERTIN PHARMA A/S
    Inventor: Bruno Provstgaard Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10206424
    Abstract: A radiant heater adapted to fit on the head of a hookah. The heater uses one or more resistance ribbons to generate heat which is transferred to shisha in the hookah. The heater includes a chimney which surrounds the resistance ribbon and provides a chimney siphoning to remove heat when the heater is not in use and a heat transfer plate which includes one or more projections to vent excess heat. Air is drawn through the top of the chimney and is heated by the resistance ribbon. The heated air mixes with cool air drawn through a ventilation space below the chimney and the mixed air drawn through one or more vents in a heat plate. The heat transfer plate and hot air vaporize the shisha.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MG Heat, LLC
    Inventors: Gunter Gammerler, Maximilian Frank
  • Patent number: 10159284
    Abstract: An aerosol provision system, such as an electronic cigarette, comprises an aerosol source for generating an aerosol from a source liquid comprising a liquid formulation, for example containing nicotine, is described. The system comprises an air channel arranged between the aerosol source and a mouthpiece opening through which a user inhales the aerosol during use. The air channel is defined by a wall, and at least a portion of an inner surface of the wall is provided with a surface finish to increase the wettability of the surface to the liquid formulation. Increasing the wettability of the air channel can help reduce the likelihood of the aerosol condensing into droplets of the liquid formulation on the walls of the air channel and being drawn into a user's mouth therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nicoventures Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Colin John Dickens
  • Patent number: 10104914
    Abstract: An aerosol generating system includes a liquid storage portion, a liquid transfer element, a power supply, and a heating element operably coupled to the power supply and configured to heat the aerosol generating substrate. The system also includes a cover over the liquid storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Eric Force
  • Patent number: 10098380
    Abstract: A pressure differential device for attachment to a vessel to be used to smoke or vaporize tobacco or other consumables substances meant to be inhaled for pulmonary applications. The pressure differential device includes a chamber for receiving consumables, a tunnel running through the device, a flange for proper seating in a vessel, and a inner protruding member for attaching tunnel extension such as a straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: William Jordan Rives, John Lynn McCants, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10051886
    Abstract: A plurality of threaded tubes having an internal surface, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end, the plurality of threaded tubes including internal threads on the internal surface proximate the first end, and second internal threads proximate the second end. A plurality of threaded connecting rings having an external surface is included, the plurality of threaded connecting rings having threads around the exterior surface that threadably mate with the corresponding internal threads on two of the plurality of threaded tubes. A base threadably matable to one of the plurality of threaded tubes is included, the base, the plurality of threaded tubes, and the plurality of threaded connecting rings cooperate to form a reservoir. A stem having a first end and a second end is included, the first end being connected to the base. A bowl is included connected to the second end of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: John De Gaglia
  • Patent number: 10034491
    Abstract: A multi-chambered water pipe comprising an inner chamber and exterior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KALOUD, INC.
    Inventors: Reza Bavar, Tylor Garland, Michael Latham, Stephen Bradford, Richard Seimer, Mark Hummel, Wilson Reniers, Stephen Harper, Andrew Castro
  • Patent number: 9993026
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette comprises a suction nozzle assembly, an atomization assembly and a battery assembly. A smoke passageway is defined in the atomization assembly to discharge smoke produced by the atomization assembly. The smoke passageway is communicated to the suction nozzle assembly. A first and a second adjustment elements are sleeved on a joint of the electronic cigarette. A first and a second inlet passageways are defined in the first and second adjustment elements respectively. The second adjustment element is rotatable with respect to the first adjustment element to adjust ventilation area at a joint of the first inlet passageway and the second inlet passageway. A gear adjusting mechanism is arranged to control the ventilation area. There are advantageous effects of adjusting the air inflow rate, preventing the inlet passageway from being blocked, and avoiding changing air flow rate by a mistaken touch to the adjustment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9974341
    Abstract: A convenient smoking device is disclosed with a main body having a battery unit and a pipe that are parallel to each other. A first end of the main body includes a battery cap and a first seal ring, and may be detachably fixed to the first end of the main body by a nut. A fixing cap can also be provided on the main body, as well as a second seal ring for connecting the pipe with an atomizer. Both of the second seal ring and the fixing cap are fixed to the second end of the main body by a upper cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Zipline Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: James Matthew Watson
  • Patent number: 9974331
    Abstract: The invention relates to a water pipe head (2) comprising a capsule (12) including smokable material (10), a first sealing element (6) being detachably attached to a first surface of the capsule and a second sealing element (3) being detachably attached to a second surface of the capsule for sealing the capsule, a guiding element (8) having a first opening in which the capsule is held, an opposing second opening and an intermediate passage connecting the first opening and the second opening, and a longish element (7) being attached to the first sealing element and extending from the first sealing element (6) through the intermediate passage and through the second opening to the outside of the guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Shisha Company Limited
    Inventors: Michael Portz, Willem Stephanus Malherbe
  • Patent number: 9955722
    Abstract: A portable, dishwasher safe, dry herb water pipe body capable of connection to a plethora of different fluid vessels. It has a flexible polymer bidirectional flow connector that facilitates the flow of smoke from and into the water pipe body. This flow connector also frictionally engages the neck of a bottle, jar or can, thereby sealing the fluid vessel to the body of the water pipe, completing its functionality. Ice can be placed in the water pipe to further cool the incoming smoke charge for the user. After use, if a disposable fluid vessel and fluid were used, the water pipe body can be removed and no further storage or cleaning action is required. With the optional plug, the device can be used in a dry smoke mode or fluid can be added into the plug for a shortened version of a water pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Hari Mark Reyes, Phillip John Fraser
  • Patent number: 9930911
    Abstract: A water pipe bowl assembly includes a hollow adapter having a connector and an opposed insert, and a bowl support extends radially outward from hollow adapter between the connector and the insert. A hollow bowl fixture is positioned on the bowl support and over the insert, and includes inwardly-directed upper flange encircling the closed outer end of the insert, an inwardly-directed lower flange encircling the inner end of the insert, and a smoke-collection chamber between the upper and lower flanges through which the insert extends from the inner end to the closed outer end. The upper flange and the closed outer end of the insert form a bowl for receiving a substance to be smoked and a smoke-inhalation pathway from the bowl to the smoke-collection chamber, and the opening through insert is for transferring inhalation smoke from the smoke-collection chamber to the hollow adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Nathaniel M. Wright
  • Patent number: 9895641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass laboratory apparatus that eliminates a pre filter and a provides a simpler vaporizing platform in fluid communication with a fitted disc filter arranged in an exhaust chamber to scrub solids from a gas using water filtration. A preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a main vessel adapted to hold a volume of a liquid such as water and an inlet conduit with an opening above the liquid level in the main vessel. The inlet conduit includes a vaporizing platform with a platform having four ventilated regions surrounding the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: David Goldstein