Antismoking Product Or Device, I.e., Deterent Patents (Class 131/270)
  • Patent number: 10709164
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein concern tobacco and tobacco products having a reduced amount of a harmful compound. More specifically, several embodiments concern approaches to modify the expression of a gene that is involved in the production of a harmful compound in tobacco, tobacco products made using these approaches and methods of determining whether the removal of said compounds using said approaches yields a tobacco and/or a tobacco product that has a reduced potential to contribute to a tobacco-related disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Vector Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony P. Albino, Wendy Jin, Ellen Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 10682247
    Abstract: A plurality of scents that produce a particular effect on an individual's appetite are identified. The plurality of scents are delivered to produce the particular effect on the individual's appetite. The particular effect may include one of suppression of the individual's appetite and enhancement of the individual's appetite. Identifying a plurality of scents that produce a particular effect on an individual's appetite may include delivering a second plurality of scents to the individual, detecting a response of the individual to each respective one of the second plurality of scents, and identifying the plurality of scents that produce the particular effect on the individual's appetite based on the responses detected. A schedule for delivery of scents may be generated based on data relating to the individual's responses, and the plurality of scents may be delivered in accordance with the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: JB SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Manne
  • Patent number: 10602776
    Abstract: There is provided an aerosol-forming cartridge for an electrically operated aerosol-generating system. The aerosol-forming cartridge includes a base layer including at least one cavity and at least one aerosol-forming substrate held in the at least one cavity. A protective foil is removably attached to the base layer and is arranged to substantially hermetically seal the at least one aerosol-forming substrate within the at least one cavity prior to use of the aerosol-forming cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventor: Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10524512
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic smoking article that provides for improved aerosol delivery. Particularly, the article provides for separate delivery of two or more components of an aerosol precursor composition to one or more heaters so as to control the rate of delivery or the rate of heating of the separate components of the aerosol precursor composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Bradley James Ingebrethsen, Balager Ademe, Steven Lee Alderman, William Robert Collett, Grady Lance Dooly, Charles Jacob Novak, III
  • Patent number: 10463079
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10439419
    Abstract: A method of charging a second battery in an electronic smoking device from a first battery in a charging device is provided, including: comparing an output voltage of the first battery with a threshold voltage; and when the output voltage is equal to or greater than the threshold voltage, charging the second battery using a first current; and when the output voltage is less than the threshold voltage, reducing the first current until the output voltage is equal to or greater than a second threshold voltage. A charging device is also provided, including control circuitry configured to control charging of the secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Bernauer, Yannick Butin
  • Patent number: 10405571
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of tobacco Nic1 locus. Also provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants. Also provided are compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants having novel Nic1 mutations or alleles to reduce nicotine levels. Further provided are sequence polymorphisms and molecular markers for breeding tobacco with reduced nicotine or nicotine free while maintaining tobacco leaf grade and tobacco product quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Carl Adams, Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso, Sreepriya Pramod, Dongmei Xu
  • Patent number: 10375998
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10368573
    Abstract: Two genes, A622 and NBB1, can be influenced to achieve a decrease of nicotinic alkaloid levels in plants. In particular, suppression of one or both of A622 and NBB1 may be used to decrease nicotine in tobacco plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 10368585
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10362808
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10362807
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10357055
    Abstract: The present document generally relates to methods and materials involved in producing tobacco or smokeless tobacco product comprising chlorate. For example, chlorate can be used to reduce tobacco specific nitrosamine content in tobacco or smokeless tobacco products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventor: John R. Chipley
  • Patent number: 10357062
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10349681
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10349680
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10349679
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10342263
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10314338
    Abstract: A cartridge of an electronic Taping device includes a mouth-end insert. The mouth-end insert includes at least eight outlets configured to distribute vapor. The mouth-end insert has a surface area surrounding the outlets that is configured to absorb heat from the vapor and reduce a temperature of the vapor exiting the mouth-end insert via the outlets to a temperature ranging from about 60° C. to about 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Traci Martin, Berina Yerkic-Husejnovic, George Stafford, Alistair Bramley, Nicolas Castro, Ali A. Rostami, Geoffrey Brandon Jordan
  • Patent number: 10306922
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring of biometric and contextual variables to assist in screening for, quantification of, and prediction of smoking behavior, and for assisting in smoking cessation are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Carrot, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Utley, Allen Jameson, Jennifer Marler
  • Patent number: 10299516
    Abstract: The electronic article includes an outer housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir having an outlet and being formed of a compressible elastomeric material, the reservoir being a main supply reservoir configured to contain a liquid. The reservoir is at least partially contained within the outer housing. The article includes a capillary tube having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet of the capillary tube being in fluid communication with the outlet of the reservoir. The article further includes a heater configured to heat and at least initially volatilize the liquid in the capillary tube. The reservoir is configured to be manually compressed to pump the liquid from the reservoir into the capillary tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Gerd Kobal, Geoffrey Brandon Jordan, Victor Kasoff
  • Patent number: 10287155
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer that includes an air pressure valve or device to enable excess air to escape from an e-liquid reservoir in the vaporizer during pressurized filling of the vaporizer with e-liquid. If the vaporizer includes a ceramic cell, then the air pressure device is the wall of the ceramic cell and the reservoir is the chamber arranged outside of the external wall of the ceramic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AYR LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10222762
    Abstract: A method of managing an electronic apparatus including a case containing a microcontroller powered with electrical energy by an electrical energy storage and connected to a time base, a mechanism of measuring light intensity, a mechanism of detecting whether the apparatus is being worn, the microcontroller also being connected to a first display and a second display, arranged, in an active operating mode, to be controlled by the electronic control circuit to display at least a first temporal data item at least provided by the time base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventors: Fabien Balli, Stephane Claude, Jean Laconte
  • Patent number: 10201182
    Abstract: Two genes, A622 and NBB1, can be influenced to achieve a decrease of nicotinic alkaloid levels in plants. In particular, suppression of one or both of A622 and NBB1 may be used to decrease nicotine in tobacco plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 10159285
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tip and a corresponding vaporizer with improved ventilation. The vaporizer can include a mouthpiece and, at an opposite end, a vent opening that allows for better ventilation of the vaporizer and improved comfort and flavor during use. The vaporizer tip can also include holes that allow air to flow inside the tip and around the coil to further improve ventilation and comfort of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Zipline Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: James Matthew Watson
  • Patent number: 10111456
    Abstract: Two genes, A622 and NBB1, can be influenced to achieve a decrease of nicotinic alkaloid levels in plants. In particular, suppression of one or both of A622 and NBB1 may be used to decrease nicotine in tobacco plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 10085478
    Abstract: Two genes, A622 and NBB1, can be influenced to achieve a decrease of nicotinic alkaloid levels in plants. In particular, suppression of one or both of A622 and NBB1 may be used to decrease nicotine in tobacco plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 10058122
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette with inlet air constructed and arranged to contact a delivery substance and minimize airflow over electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Steingraber, Danielle Steingraber, Michael Murray
  • Patent number: 10045566
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; in which the e-liquid capacity of the user replaceable reservoir is at least three times greater than the e-liquid capacity of the chamber in the PV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10045565
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir includes a unique identification chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10028536
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the pump is a peristaltic pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, STephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10021916
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: a refillable PV that is removable from the case; an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the refillable PV is approximately the same size as a cigarette and it includes no ‘on’ control button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10015996
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: a refillable PV that is removable from the case; an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir, and in which the case completely encloses the PV when the case is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10015995
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: a refillable PV that is removable from the case; an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the case is configured to automatically fully re-fill the PV with e-liquid and fully charge the PV so that the PV is in a fully re-filled and re-charged state when it is removed from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9999246
    Abstract: A non-combustion-type flavor inhaler containing a heat source and a holding member for detachably holding the heat source. The heat source includes a latent heat storage material containing a sugar alcohol of four or more carbons atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Akihiko Suzuki, Kimitaka Uchii, Takashi Hasegawa, Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9999259
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the PV includes indicators that show when e-liquid equivalent to a single cigarette is present in the PV and when that e-liquid equivalent to a single cigarette has been consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, STephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9999260
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: a refillable PV that is removable from the case; an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the case has closed and open positions, and lifts up the removable PV when in the open position to enable a user to readily withdraw the PV from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, STephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9993020
    Abstract: A meltable smokeless tobacco composition configured for insertion into the mouth of a user is provided. The smokeless tobacco composition includes a tobacco material and a lipid having a melting point of about 36° C. to about 45° C. An associated process is also provided. The process includes melting a lipid having a melting point of about 36° C. to about 45° C. to form a molten lipid composition, mixing a tobacco material with the molten lipid composition to form a molten smokeless tobacco composition, and cooling the molten smokeless tobacco composition to form a solidified smokeless tobacco composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Daniel Verdin Cantrell, Gong Chen, Matthew William Benford, Thaddeus Jude Jackson
  • Patent number: 9993032
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the case is lockable to prevent use by unauthorized persons, including under-age persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9993029
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the PV is configured when filled to enable vaping equivalent to 1 cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, STephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9993033
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir, and in which the case displays a visual indication of e-liquid volume remaining in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9993030
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which there is a return path back to reservoir that takes excess liquid from the PV back into the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, STephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9993031
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the case is configured to implement a nicotine reduction or cessation program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, STephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9986770
    Abstract: A user-replaceable e-liquid reservoir for dispensing e-liquid, the reservoir being inserted into, or otherwise attached to, a portable, personal e-cigarette device and engaging with an electrical or electronic pump fluid transfer system in the device, the device including: an electrical or electronic pump, being configured to transfer e-liquid from the e-liquid reservoir to an atomizing unit in the device, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9980799
    Abstract: A dental appliance case for receiving a dental appliance is provided. In some embodiments, the case may include a power source, a sound device, an occupancy sensor, and a processing unit. The sound device may be configured to create an audible alert sound. The occupancy sensor may be operable to detect the presence of a dental appliance. The processing unit may be in electrical communication with the power source, occupancy sensor, and the sound device. The processing unit may be operable to operate the sound device to create an audible alert in response to an electronic communication from the occupancy sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: N CASE INC
    Inventor: Wesley P. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9968129
    Abstract: A product including a package is provided. One or more tobacco-containing articles may be received in the package. A power producer may be configured to produce an electrical current. An output mechanism may be configured to receive the electrical current from the power producer and output a perceptible effect. The perceptible effect may, for example, increase a consumer's interest in the product. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Percy D. Phillips, Pankaj Patel, Stephanie Whittington, Bruce Alan Bengtsson, Wesley Steven Jones, Ercilia Hernandez Garcia
  • Patent number: 9961941
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a capillary tube in communication with a liquid supply including liquid material and a heater operable to heat the capillary tube to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material contained therein and form an aerosol. The liquid supply is adapted to be squeezed or otherwise compressed so as to allow a smoker to manually pump liquid to the capillary tube and simultaneously activate the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Gerd Kobal, Geoffrey Brandon Jordan, Victor Kasoff
  • Patent number: 9955737
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes: an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir includes an overflow channel that enables excess e-liquid that is pumped up from the reservoir but is not stored in the PV to be captured and returned to the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, STephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9955736
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV in which the case includes an electrical power source for re-charging a rechargeable battery in the PV; a user-replaceable reservoir for holding e-liquid; and an electrical or electronic pump adapted to transfer e-liquid from the reservoir to a chamber in the PV, the pump delivering a pre-defined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the reservoir; and in which the reservoir is not user-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9943511
    Abstract: A nicotine lozenge provided herein includes a body that is partially or wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a soluble-fiber matrix and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the soluble-fiber matrix. In some cases, a nicotine lozenge provided herein includes at least 40 weight percent of soluble fiber. In some cases, soluble fiber in a nicotine lozenge provided herein can include maltodextrin. The nicotine lozenge is adapted to release the nicotine or a derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity of an adult consumer and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Diane L. Gee, Phillip M. Hulan, Shuzhong Zhuang, William J. Burke