Smoking Simulator Patents (Class 131/273)
  • Patent number: 11330671
    Abstract: An electrically operated aerosol-generating system for receiving a liquid aerosol-forming substrate and a main unit and a cartridge for an electrically operated aerosol-generating system. The aerosol-generating system includes a liquid storage portion configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; an aerosol generator configured to receive liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion; one or more capillary wicks configured to transfer liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion to the aerosol generator; a tilt sensor configured to sense the orientation of the liquid storage portion; and electric circuitry. The electric circuitry is configured to monitor the orientation of the liquid storage portion as sensed by the tilt sensor and determine depletion of liquid aerosol-forming substrate based on the orientation of the liquid storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 11322962
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol inhaler includes: a power supply able to discharge power to a load for generating an aerosol from an aerosol generation source; a first circuit board including a resistor; and a second circuit board disposed apart from the first circuit board, and electrically connected to the first circuit board. The second circuit board includes at least one of: a control device configured to be able to control at least one of discharging and charging of the power supply; and a charging device configured to convert power which is input, into charging power for the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Akao
  • Patent number: 11298473
    Abstract: This invention provides an electronic vaporizer for herbal or medicinal compositions, which may be in solid or liquid form. The cartridge has information on the cartridge content stored in an information storage means such as a unique bar code, QR code, or by NFC means, which is in communication with a remote wireless processor. The electronic vaporizer has an internal computing means to control the system operating parameters and collect usage information, which may be transmitted to other computing means. The vaporizer may be controlled remotely, automatically, or by the user via remote or on-device user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Potbotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Goldstein, David Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11297879
    Abstract: A pod vaping system is provided. The system includes a cover having a base and a removable mouthpiece. The base retains a power source. The system also includes a cartridge having an atomizer, a reservoir and power contacts. The cartridge is removably coupled to the base by use of the mouthpiece coupling to the base with the cartridge retained within an inner volume created by coupling the mouthpiece to the base of the cover. The power contacts of the cartridge are electrically coupled to the power source. Coupling the mouthpiece to the base of the cover forms an inner volume with a unique shape. The cartridge has a unique shape that corresponds to the unique shape of the inner volume, wherein the inner volume can only receive and retain cartridges having the unique shape of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Jupiter Research. LLC
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 11300114
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an automatic e-liquid transportation system and method of electronic cigarette as well as a peristaltic pump. The system comprises a peristaltic pump and a control system, wherein the control system comprises a temperature detector, a servo motor controller and a master controller; the temperature detector is used for detecting a real-time atomization temperature of a heating part of an atomizer and transmitting the real-time atomization temperature data to the master controller; the master controller determines an e-liquid feeding quantity or an e-liquid withdrawing quantity according to the real-time atomization temperature; when the real-time atomization temperature is determined to be greater than a preset temperature threshold, the servo motor controller controls a motor of the peristaltic pump to rotate in the forward direction in order to feed an e-liquid according to the e-liquid feeding quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Zhenjiang Chen
  • Patent number: 11285278
    Abstract: An e-juice dripping type atomizer includes an e-juice storage tank, wherein a sealed surface of the e-juice storage tank is provided with at least one oil-dropping hole, a piston cylinder is sleeved in an opening of the e-juice storage tank, a piston rod is provided in the piston cylinder, an upper part of the piston rod is detachably connected to a cigarette filter; and a heating wire located at an outlet of an oil-dropping hole. An inner tank and an outer tank are provided outside the e-juice storage tank and the heating wire. The outer tank is fixedly connected to an atomizing outer tube. A side wall of the atomizing outer tube is provided with an air inlet hole. A gap enclosed by air inlet hole, inner tank and outer tank and a gap between e-juice storage tank and inner tank define a U-shaped airflow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO YUNNAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Li, Shanzhai Shang, Ping Lei, Jingmei Han, Chengya Wang, Ru Wang, Xu Zeng, Dong Xiao, Dalin Yuan, Lingxuan Liu, Nengjun Xiang, Lei Wang, Yongkuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11253002
    Abstract: An atomizer and an electronic cigarette having the same are disclosed. An atomizer includes an atomizing sleeve, with a reservoir formed therein; a heater, disposed inside the atomizing sleeve; as used herein, the heater includes: a quartz glass tube, hollow and with two ends open, a liquid conductive element, received in the quartz glass tube; the liquid conductive element is configured for absorbing tobacco liquid into the quartz glass tube and a heating element, sleeved on the quartz glass tube; the heating element generates infrared radiation to heat the tobacco liquid stored in the quartz glass tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunkai Zhang, Zhengfa Li, Zhongli Xu, Yonghai Li
  • Patent number: 11253671
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inhaler component for forming a vapor/air mixture or/and condensation aerosol by evaporation of a liquid material and, if appropriate, condensation of the formed vapor, comprising: an electric heating element for evaporating a portion of the liquid material; a wick with a capillary structure, which wick forms a composite with the heating element and automatically supplies the heating element with the liquid material; a carrier plate, preferably a printed circuit board, which carries the composite and on which the heating element is electrically contacted; a capillary gap formed at least partially by the carrier plate and automatically supplying the composite with the liquid material, by means of an end portion of the wick extending into the capillary gap; a liquid container which contains the liquid material and from which the capillary gap draws the liquid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES TRADING LIMITED
    Inventor: Helmut Buchberger
  • Patent number: 11252993
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating system including a holder configured to generate aerosol by heating a cigarette; and a cradle including an inner space into which the holder is inserted. The holder is configured to be tiltable with respect the cradle. The holder is inserted into the inner space of the cradle and then tilted to generate the aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Ho Han, Jang Uk Lee, Hung Il Lim, Jong Sub Lee, Dae Nam Han, Jin Young Yoon, Young Lea Kim, Ji Soo Jang, Wang Seop Lim, Moon Bong Lee, Soung Ho Ju, Du Jin Park, Seong Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 11241046
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating apparatus including: a main body into which a cigarette is inserted; a first electrically conductive pattern provided on a portion of the main body to function as one of a heater for heating the cigarette and a temperature sensor for sensing a temperature of the cigarette; a second electrically conductive pattern provided on another portion of the main body to function as one of the heater and the temperature sensor; and a controller controlling the first electrically conductive pattern and the second electrically conductive pattern to make the first electrically conductive pattern and the second electrically conductive pattern function as one of the heater and the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seung Kiu Jeong, Joong Hak Kwon, In Seong Chun, Ghi Yuun Kang, Jung Ho Han, Jong Sub Lee
  • Patent number: 11241041
    Abstract: This application relates to a vaporization device. The vaporization device includes a housing, a top cap, a heating base, a heating assembly, a first channel, a storage compartment, and a filter screen. The heating base has a first opening. The heating assembly is located between the top cap and the heating base. The housing and the top cap define the first channel and the storage compartment. The first channel is in communication with the outside through the first opening. The filter screen covers the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengyang Xu, Yiping Yuan, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 11229239
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic smoking article adapted to provide haptic feedback to a user. The smoking article can comprise a housing that includes a haptic feedback component, such as a vibration transducer. The smoking article can be formed of a control body and/or a cartridge, and the haptic feedback component may be present in any one or both of the control body and the cartridge. The haptic feedback component is adapted to generate a waveform that defines a status of the electronic smoking article. The disclosure also provides a method for providing haptic feedback in an electronic smoking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ryan Galloway, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Glen Kimsey, Frederic Philippe Ampolini
  • Patent number: 11219245
    Abstract: A cotton-free ultrasonic atomizer and electronic cigarette, comprising a tobacco tar cup, an air inlet passage, a tobacco tar smoke outlet passage and an atomization component; the atomization component includes a first atomization piece and a second atomization piece; an atomization cavity is formed between the first atomization piece and the second atomization piece, and an ejection end of the first atomization piece aligns to an atomization surface of the second atomization piece; the first atomization piece communicates with a tobacco tar outlet of the tobacco tar cup, the air inlet passage communicates with the atomization cavity, and the atomization cavity communicates with the tobacco tar smoke outlet passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO HUNAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianfu Liu, Kejun Zhong, Xiaoyi Guo, Wei Huang, Yuangang Dai, Xinqiang Yin, Jianhua Yi, Hong Yu, Yongquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11206868
    Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes; more particularly, to electronic cigarettes including a clearomizer. Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a clearomizer with a refillable electronic cigarette juice tank with a first fill aperture, and a mouthpiece including a second fill aperture. The mouthpiece and the refillable tank rotate relative to one another along a common longitudinal axis to align the fill apertures, and facilitate filling of the refillable tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 11191304
    Abstract: A portable vaporizer system that includes two or more individual heating elements controlled by a switching element. The switching element is either an analog control such as toggle switch or button or a digitally controlled with a microprocessor. Each heating element may be individually contained within a variety of cavity types and designs. These cavities enclose both the heating element and the material to be vaporized. Cavities may be removable or permanently installed on the device. Removable cavities may include screw or plug-in attachment types. Permanently installed cavities may have a removable lid for access to the interior of the cavity. Configurations of heating elements and cavities from two to twelve are shown. Digitally controlled switching elements can be controlled from a native application installed on the vaporizer device or on a mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Mark James Grote
  • Patent number: 11178911
    Abstract: A control device of an aerosol inhaler including a load heating an aerosol generation source, in which a temperature and an electric resistance value of the load are correlated. The control device includes: a voltage sensor configured to output a voltage value applied to the load; a known resistor which is connected in series to the load; and a control circuit configured to acquire the temperature of the load based on output of the voltage sensor. The control circuit is configured such that a resolution of the temperature of the load acquired based on the output of the voltage sensor is 10 [° C.] or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventor: Keiji Marubashi
  • Patent number: 11178512
    Abstract: A portable vaporizer system and method are provided. The portable vaporizer system includes a housing having an airflow channel connecting an air inlet to a vapor outlet through a mouthpiece disposed at a first end of the housing. A fluid chamber within the housing can store fluid to be vaporized and is operably connected to an atomizer within the housing, between the air inlet and the vapor outlet. A power control is disposed at a base of the housing and can selectively adjust voltage supplied from a power source to the atomizer for controlling a fluid temperature during the vaporizing process. A sensor is disposed within the housing for detecting fluid levels, power usage, flow rates, and the like. The information detected by the sensor is stored as user data and transmitted to a remote electronic device, wherein a graphical user interface (GUI) displays the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Tommy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11166341
    Abstract: An intelligent controller of electronic cigarette includes a switch module, a voltage acquisition module coupled to a heating wire, a control module coupled to the switch module and the voltage acquisition module, respectively, a display module electrically connected to an output of the control module, and a battery electrically connected to the switch module, the voltage acquisition module, the control module and the display module, respectively. The control module sends a control signal to the voltage acquisition module to make the voltage acquisition module acquire a terminal voltage of the heating wire. After receiving a signal from the switch module, whether the heating wire of an atomizer is in a short-circuit condition, an open-circuit condition or a normal condition is detected based on the acquired signal, and a detection result is output such that these conditions of the heating wire are observed directly by users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Joyetech (Changzhou) Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 11147313
    Abstract: A personal vaporizer has a hollow tube that extends from an atomizer through a tank for holding vaporization media. The hollow tube has a vapor tube portion and a filling path portion. A mouthpiece can be advanced over the hollow tube to a first position, at which the mouthpiece lumen communicates with the tank via the filling path portion. During manufacture, vaporization media can be injected into the mouthpiece lumen and will flow into the tank. After the tank is filled with vaporization media, the mouthpiece can be moved to a second position in which the tank is sealed relative to the mouthpiece lumen, but the vapor tube is unblocked so that the vapor tube communicates vapor to the mouthpiece lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: VAPOROUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: J. Christian Rado
  • Patent number: 11140918
    Abstract: Systems and methods utilizing a first housing magnet of a vaporizing device cartridge port substantially oriented in a first polar configuration and a second housing magnet of the cartridge port substantially oriented in a second polar configuration, wherein the second polar configuration is substantially opposite the first polar configuration, to properly orient and seat a cartridge in a vaporizing device. Systems and methods can further include alternative or complementary aspects for imposing cartridge orientation and fit, such as mechanical interference aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Flair Products LLC
    Inventors: Niravkumar Vora, Mitul Patel
  • Patent number: 11129420
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol inhaler includes: a power supply capable of supplying power to a load capable of generating aerosol from an aerosol source; and a connector serving as a physical and electrical contact with an external power supply, in which the power supply unit for the aerosol inhaler further includes: a power reception coil capable of receiving the power in a wireless manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Tatsuta, Hajime Fujita
  • Patent number: 11123503
    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: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited
    Inventor: Xiaolin Fang
  • Patent number: 11123502
    Abstract: A vaporizer cartridge system includes a vaporizer assembly containing a heating element, a mouthpiece that is selectively attachable with the vaporizer assembly, a battery assembly that is selectively attachable with the vaporizer assembly, and a cartridge configured to store liquid in a reservoir, the cartridge being selectively attachable with the vaporizer assembly such that liquid stored within the reservoir is in fluid communication with the vaporizer assembly. The vaporizer cartridge system is configured such that when the cartridge and the mouthpiece are attached to the vaporizer assembly, the cartridge fits within the mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: JJ & J Industries LLC
    Inventors: John Joseph Welliver, Jeffrey Edward Carlson
  • Patent number: 11089820
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette, including an atomizing assembly; and a battery assembly. The atomizing assembly is disposed on the battery assembly. The atomizing assembly includes a mouthpiece, a plug, an e-liquid storage tank, an atomizing core, a seal ring adapting to seal the atomizing core, and a first fixed seat adapting to fix the atomizing core. The atomizing core includes a first end and a second end. The seal ring is disposed on the first end of the atomizing core, and the first fixed seat sleeves the second end of the atomizing core. The e-liquid storage tank includes a cavity, and the seal ring, the atomizing core, and the first fixed seat are disposed in the cavity of the e-liquid storage tank. The plug is disposed on the e-liquid storage tank, and the mouthpiece is connected to the e-liquid storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11053395
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a method of protecting a surface of an e-vaping device portion from corrosion, the method including preparing a coating mixture configured to protect the surface from corrosion, and coating the surface with a protective coating based on the coating mixture, wherein the coating is performed via one of electrodeposition, dipping, spraying, and vapor deposition, and the coating mixture includes at least one of a silane and a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Georgios D. Karles, Rangaraj S. Sundar
  • Patent number: 11026451
    Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes with an active delivery system for transporting a liquid solution from a tank to an atomizer; and more particularly to oscillating diaphragm pumps that facilitate flow of the liquid solution from the tank and onto a heating coil of an atomizer for vaporization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Wensley, Khe Kubel, Stefan Biel, Mark Brinkerhoff, Tom Geraty, Reynaldo Quintana
  • Patent number: 11013269
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and assemblies for data exchange related to an electronic smoking device and use thereof. A pack for an electronic smoking device comprises: a rechargeable battery for powering the pack; a power interface configured to receive electric power from an external power source to charge the rechargeable battery; a communication interface configured to exchange data with a first external device or network; and a smoking device connector configured to engage the electronic smoking device and provide electric power to the electronic smoking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Patent number: 11006483
    Abstract: An intelligent controller of electronic cigarette includes a switch module, a voltage acquisition module coupled to a heating wire, a control module coupled to the switch module and the voltage acquisition module, respectively, a display module electrically connected to an output of the control module, and a battery electrically connected to the switch module, the voltage acquisition module, the control module and the display module, respectively. The control module sends a control signal to the voltage acquisition module to make the voltage acquisition module acquire a terminal voltage of the heating wire. After receiving a signal from the switch module, whether the heating wire of an atomizer is in a short-circuit condition, an open-circuit condition or a normal condition is detected based on the acquired signal, and a detection result is output such that these conditions of the heating wire are observed directly by users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: JOYETECH (CHANGZHOU) ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10986871
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to various components or elements of an electronic vaporizing device and related elements. For example, a sealed capsule that can mitigate escape of vaping contents included therein can be formed. Different sealed capsules can comprise different vaping contents having different types (e.g., liquids, plant materials, etc). The sealed capsule can be loaded into a heating chamber of the electronic vaporizing device in which the heating chamber can be configured specifically for the sealed capsules. As with the sealed capsule, there can be different types of vapor delivery portions of the device. The electronic vaporizing device can comprise a power source portion that can be configured to attach to many different types of vapor delivery portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Mickey M. Kennedy, Jerry Donovan Luccioni, Jason Alan Scott
  • Patent number: 10980285
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette and a control method therefor are provided. The electronic cigarette includes: an atomizing chamber and a cigarette liquid reservoir, configured for storing cigarette liquid; an electric pump, configured for pumping the cigarette liquid in the atomizing chamber to the cigarette liquid reservoir, and for pumping the cigarette liquid in the cigarette liquid reservoir to the atomizing chamber; and a control board electrically connected to the electric pump, the control board being configured to control an operation of the electric pump. By using the electronic cigarette and the control method for the electronic cigarette, the cigarette liquid can be controlled and the liquid leakage can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10952475
    Abstract: A vaporizing assembly for an aerosol-generating system may comprise a delivery device and a heater assembly. The heater assembly may comprise a heat resistive substrate and a heating element. The delivery device is configured to deliver an aerosol-forming substrate to at least a surface of the heat resistive substrate, wherein the heating element is isolated or separated from the aerosol-forming substrate by the heat resistive substrate. The present disclosure is also directed to a method for generating an aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Laurent Manca, Rui Nuno Batista
  • Patent number: 10952476
    Abstract: Vaporization devices having portions to enable signal transmission therethrough. A vaporization device includes a body having a first end, a second end, and forming an internal cavity. At least a portion of the internal cavity forming a cartridge receptacle. The vaporization device includes a battery disposed within the internal cavity and a processor operatively coupled to the battery and disposed within the body. The processor is arranged to respond to a signal to switch the vaporization device between a first operational mode and a second operational mode. The vaporization device also includes a portion of the body arranged to permit transmission of the signal through the portion of the body from a location external to the body, thereby permitting the processor to switch the vaporization device between the first and second operational modes in response to the receipt of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GLAS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 10932495
    Abstract: An electrically operated aerosol-generating system includes a liquid storage portion configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; an aerosol generator configured to receive liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion; one or more capillary wicks configured to transfer liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion to the aerosol generator; a first temperature sensor configured to sense the temperature of liquid aerosol-forming substrate held in the liquid storage portion; and electric circuitry. The electric circuitry is configured to monitor the temperature of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate held in the liquid storage portion as sensed by the first temperature sensor and determine depletion of liquid aerosol-forming substrate based on the temperature of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 10869503
    Abstract: A non-burning type flavor inhaler comprises: a first unit; a second unit including an aerosol source or a flavor source; and a control unit. The control unit integrates a first cumulative amount of electric power which is a cumulative value of the amount of electric power supplied to the heat source in the one-time puff action series, and the control unit notifies an end of the one-time puff action series when the first cumulative amount of electric power reaches the required amount of electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Hirofumi Matsumoto, Masafumi Tarora
  • Patent number: 10869974
    Abstract: An inhalation component generating device includes: a power supply; a load that evaporates or atomizes an inhalation component source by power from the power supply; and a control circuit that performs control based on an output of a temperature sensor. The control circuit performs: a process (a) of calculating power supply temperature on the basis of the output of the temperature sensor; and a process (b1) of determining whether the power supply temperature is in a first temperature range, and performing deterioration diagnosis on the power supply only in a case where the power supply temperature is in the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventor: Takeshi Akao
  • Patent number: 10849365
    Abstract: A cartridge is selectively usable with a personal vaporizer. The cartridge may include a chamber for holding a vaporizing medium such as a liquid solution. The cartridge may also include an atomizer that can be manufactured as a unit with the chamber. The cartridge can be attached to a vaporizer structure such as a battery assembly. A cartridge cover fits over and encloses the cartridge therewithin. The cartridge cover can employ decorative aspects that match or complement decorative aspects of the battery assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lubby Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: J. Christian Rado
  • Patent number: 10842954
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system includes a cartridge and an aerosol-generating device configured to receive the cartridge. The cartridge includes a cartridge housing and a cartridge aerosol-forming substrate within the cartridge housing. The cartridge housing has a first end, a second end, a first side between the first end and the second end, and at least one aperture on the first side. The aerosol-generating device includes a device housing, a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, an electric heater, a power supply, and a controller. The device housing defines a cavity, a cavity air inlet, and a cavity air outlet. The cavity is configured to receive the cartridge such that an airflow from the cavity air inlet to the cavity outlet flows through the cartridge via the at least one aperture during an operation of the aerosol-generating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 10842197
    Abstract: A cartridge coupled or coupleable with a control body to form an aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a container of aerosol precursor composition and an atomizer enclosing a reservoir configured to receive and carry aerosol precursor composition. The container and the atomizer are removably coupleable with one another, and include respectively a septum and a connector including a cannula that are engaged when the container and the atomizer are coupled to enable passage of aerosol precursor composition from the container to the reservoir. The atomizer further includes a heating element controllable to activate and vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred C. Bless, Charles J. Novak, III, Stephen B. Sears
  • Patent number: 10843846
    Abstract: A container for an aerosol generating device is disclosed. The container has a body has a body comprising a first portion configured to receive an aerosol generating device and one or more retention means externally accessible from the body, each retention means being configured to releasably retain a module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Christopher Murphy, Kevin Maguire, James Carroll, Andrew Rogan, Kyle Adair
  • Patent number: 10806178
    Abstract: Electronic consumable devices (ECDs) are provided with integrated bio-traceability to facilitate user-based usage restriction, tracking, etc. For example, an individual legally purchases an ECD (e.g., an e-cigarette) from a vendor, and the ECD has a biosensor (e.g., fingerprint scanner) integrated therein. During the purchasing, the vendor uses a controller device to set up registration of the ECD for the individual, and the ECD cannot be used prior to registration. As part of the registration, the individual uses the biosensor to register a biometric signature, and the vendor's controller device confirms registration of the ECD. According to some embodiments, subsequent to registration, the ECD can be used only in connection with maintaining both device-level authorization based on communications with one or more remote controller devices and user-level authorization based on acquisition of the registered biometric signature by the integrated biosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi He, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 10792685
    Abstract: A liquid supply for an electronic smoking device has a liquid reservoir (110) within a housing (100) for holding a liquid. A buffering channel (120) within or on the housing (100) connects into the liquid reservoir (110) via a port (130). A sealing member (140) is fitted within the buffering channel (120) and provides a movable or slidable seal in the buffering channel (120). Upon expansion of a gas within the liquid reservoir (110) and/or a gaseous component within the liquid, the sealing member (140) moves within the buffering channel (120) to increase the effective volume of the liquid reservoir (110) and compensate for the change in pressure. Over-pressure and under-pressure conditions in the liquid reservoir are reduced or avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Xinliang Tong
  • Patent number: 10791768
    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: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Christopher Althorpe, Ian James Binder, David Andrew McLeod, Lee Kelepouris, Salih Muhsin Muhammed, Johan Nordström, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 10765151
    Abstract: The cartridge includes a housing body, a hollow inner body extending longitudinally within the housing body and a reservoir configured to store a pre-vapor formulation. The reservoir is tubular and at least a portion of the reservoir is disposed between the housing body and the hollow inner body. A distal end of the reservoir defines a vent hole. A wick is in fluid communication with the reservoir and a heater is configured to vaporize the pre-vapor formulation in the wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Ali A. Rostami
  • Patent number: 10758686
    Abstract: The aerosol-generating device includes a device housing, and a receiving chamber defined within the device housing. The receiving chamber is configured to receive at least a first-type consumable and a second-type consumable, the receiving chamber including a first structure for receiving the first-type consumable and a second structure for receiving the second-type consumable. A structure selector selects between the first structure and the second structure, the first and second structures differing in at least one of a shape, a size and a position within the receiving chamber. An aerosolization system is included with at least a portion of the receiving chamber, where the receiving chamber is configured to prevent an insertion of more than one consumable into the receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 10750788
    Abstract: An electronic vaporizer device with a sealed, disposable, fillable cartridge is described, along with a method for refilling the cartridge. The electronic vaporizer includes a body which is held by the user and houses a battery. The body receives and couples with a cartridge with a reservoir for oil or other fluid to be vaporized. The cartridge also includes an atomizer which is powered by the battery via a connector terminal, a wick to provide oil to the atomizer from the oil reservoir, a vapor tube which transmits the vaporized oil to the user though a mouthpiece. In some embodiments, the user fills the reservoir of the cartridge by inserting a needle through a self-sealing septum. Further, the electronic vaporizer device includes a haptic device to provide haptic feedback to a user of the electronic vaporizer to communicate operating states of the electronic vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 10736360
    Abstract: Vaporizer and/or electronic cigarette chargers useful for the recharging of rechargeable vaporizer or electronic cigarette power supplies such as batteries, compatible vaporizers and/or electronic cigarettes, their components, charging contacts, methods of their use and kits containing such chargers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VMR Products LLC
    Inventors: Jan Andries Verleur, Dan Recio, Yifeng Lu, Yinjun Zhang, Arturo Fajardo, Hans Verleur
  • Patent number: 10737419
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a fluid permeable heater assembly includes providing a heating element, and over-molding a cap on edge areas of one side of the heating element. The cap includes a hollow body having a first cap opening and a second cap opening. The first cap opening is opposite to the second cap opening, and the heating element is mounted on the cap such that the heating element extends across the first cap opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Widmer, Keethan Dasnavis Fernando
  • Patent number: 10721969
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette (“e-Cig”) may include an adapter component for connecting a battery portion of the e-Cig with the cartridge. The adapter may be configured to utilize a bonding device, such as a ring, cylinder, or sleeve component, for connecting wires without requiring soldering. The bonding device may press a wire at a contact point against a conductive material for transmission of electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Sammy Capuano, Zvika Feldman
  • Patent number: 10716332
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic smoking device (10), an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) with a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic smoking device (10) and to an electronic smoking device (10) with a liquid reservoir (34). In order to be able to provide gaseous material that has not been atomized by an atomizer (26) of the electronic smoking device (10), the liquid reservoir (34) comprises first and second storage volumes (40, 42) that are each in communication with a liquid outlet (46) or a fluid outlet (50), wherein the liquid outlet (46) and the fluid outlet (50) are arranged one after the other in a longitudinal direction (L) of the liquid reservoir (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Vaclav Borkovec, Neha Daryani
  • Patent number: 10701969
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an inhaler component including a housing with a housing cover; a mouthpiece with a mouthpiece opening for supplying an inhalable medium into the oral cavity of a user; and a flavor reservoir communicable with the environment by diffusion, containing a flavor, wherein the flavor reservoir is formed from a porous body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BATMARK LIMITED
    Inventor: Helmut Buchberger