Smoking Simulator Patents (Class 131/273)
  • Patent number: 10349676
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic vaporizing inhaler with an electrical storage device; a liquid reservoir for vaping liquid; a vaporizer with a substrate defined by a plurality of capillary apertures that provide fluid communication between the vaporizer and the liquid reservoir; a sponge; a wick; and a heating element; a microprocessor in electrical communication with the electrical storage device that directs current from the electrical storage device to the heating element in the vaporizer; a sensor configured to detect when a user draws on the electronic cigarette that activates the microprocessor when it detects that a user has drawn on the electronic cigarette; a housing having designed to contain the electrical storage device, vaporizer, microprocessor, sensor, and liquid reservoir and having a mouthpiece from which a user can inhale vapor from the vaporizer. The invention also provides a dosage control embodiment using a heat or diaphragm pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AVANZATO TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Charles William King, Charles Dominic Corry, Christopher Mingilino, Timothy Tutt, Thomas Fornarelli
  • Patent number: 10349684
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device or electronic cigarette generates an aerosol or vapor for consumption by a consumer. The device may include a cartridge holding an aerosol precursor substance or fluid that is turned into the aerosol or vapor. The fluid may be stored in reservoir that allows for the fluid to be passed to an atomizer for generating the aerosol. The reservoir may be a flexible bladder that equalizes pressure inside the cartridge to reduce leakage, such as with an internal valve to activate fluid transfer. Alternatively, the reservoir may include one or more capsules that can be broken or melted to release the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Ampolini, Frank S. Silveira, John DePiano, Craig Demarest
  • Patent number: 10346153
    Abstract: A method for replacing an application interface of an electronic cigarette includes the steps of receiving a mode switching request after starting up a system, and displaying a network configuration interface based on the received mode switching request; acquiring a network address of a server when the electronic cigarette is connected to a network, and accessing the server based on the acquired network address of the server automatically; sending a request for downloading interface information to the server, and receiving the interface information from the server based on the request for downloading interface information; and replacing the application interface of the electronic cigarette with the interface information when receiving a request for replacing the application interface of the electronic cigarette. A device for replacing an application interface of an electronic cigarette and an electronic cigarette are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10295173
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a portable herbal vaporizer having an outward appearance of a fountain pen. The vaporizer includes a vaporization chamber subjected to high temperatures. The vaporizer utilizes compacted particulate aerogel insulation to reduce heat loss while also providing a compact exterior package. The aerogel particles are contained in a sealed cavity, with is filled during manufacture by means of a centrifuge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Isaac Most, Trevor Glen Vita
  • Patent number: 10292427
    Abstract: An electronic vaporizing device comprising: a device processor operable for controlling the electronic vaporizing device and at least one operation parameter of at least one associated lighting device; at least one container configured to store a vaporizable material; a vaporizing component; at least one vapor outlet coupled to the vaporizing component and configured to receive vapor generated by the vaporizing component, the at least one vapor outlet; at least one power source; and at least one input/output device operatively coupled to the device processor and configured to operatively connect the device processor to at least one associated lighting device, wherein the at least one input/output port is operable to transmit a plurality of control signals generated by the device processor to the at least one associated lighting device for controlling at least one operation parameter of the at least one associated lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LunaTech, LLC
    Inventors: John David Cameron, Dean Becker, Gene Fein
  • Patent number: 10278421
    Abstract: An electronic vapor provision device comprising a power cell and a vaporizer, wherein the vaporizer comprises a heater and a vaporization cavity, wherein the vaporizer further comprises an airflow channeler configured, in use, to channel airflow over the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Lord
  • Patent number: 10264821
    Abstract: An electronic vaping device includes a housing, a planar heater, a heater support, a tank, and a wick. The housing extends in a longitudinal direction and has a tip end and a mouth-end. The tip end is closed and the mouth-end has an opening therein. The heater support supports the planar heater. The tank contains a pre-vapor formulation and is configured to slide into and out of the opening of the mouth-end of the housing. The wick extends from the tank and is configured to be in contact with the planar heater when the tank is inserted in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Peter Lipowicz
  • Patent number: 10251428
    Abstract: A driving module for an electronic cigarette is provided. The electronic cigarette includes a casing, a mouthpiece, a sensing unit, an atomization component, a liquid storage component and a fluid transportation device. The driving module includes a battery, a connection interface, a power board and a control board. According to a control signal, a voltage of the driving power is converted into a specified voltage, and a driving signal is generated according to the specified voltage. According to the driving signal, the driving power with the specified voltage value is provided to the fluid transportation device to enable the fluid transportation device to transfer the cigarette liquid to the atomization component, and the driving power with the specified voltage value is provided to the atomization component to enable the atomization component to atomize the cigarette liquid and generate an atomized vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Sung Lin, Shih-Chang Chen, Li-Pang Mo, Chi-Jung Chen, Chi-Feng Huang, Hsuan-Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 10226078
    Abstract: An electronic vaping device includes: a reservoir configured to hold a liquid formulation; a vaporizer having a heating coil, the heating coil configured to heat liquid formulation drawn from the reservoir to generate a vapor; a controller electrically connected to the heating coil; and a power supply connected to the heating coil and the controller. The controller is programmed to determine that the liquid formulation in the reservoir is becoming depleted in response to determining that a computed value of the heat transfer time constant of the heating coil exceeds an average of a plurality of values of the heat transfer time constant calculated based on resistance values of the heating coil measured during a time interval by at least a threshold amount, and to cause the electronic vaping device to output an alert indicating that the liquid formulation in the reservoir is becoming depleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nu Mark Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Peleg, David Cohen, Harold Brooks, Dorron Levy
  • Patent number: 10188144
    Abstract: An aerosol-forming member comprising a sheet of material configured to wick and to heat a solution is disclosed. The sheet of material comprises a non-planar inner major surface having a capillary structure configured to emit vapor during use, and an outer major surface that is configured to emit less vapor than the inner major surface during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Batmark Limited
    Inventors: Colin John Dickens, Rory Fraser, Helmut Buchberger
  • Patent number: 10188146
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic cigarette and an atomizer device and an atomizer assembly thereof. The atomizer assembly includes a connection tube and an inner core assembly arranged in the connection tube. The connection tube defines a liquid inlet hole allowing liquid solution to flow into the connection tube, and the inner core assembly comprises a heater for heating and atomizing the liquid solution flowed into the connection tube. The connection tube includes a first connection member and a second connection member detachably connected to the first connection member; and the first connection member and the second connection member defines a receiving space in which the inner core assembly is detachably arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10172388
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microfluidic vaporizer, an aerosol delivery device that may include such vaporizer, and methods for forming an aerosol. A microfluidic vaporizer can comprise a substrate that defines: a reservoir configured to hold a liquid; a heater adapted to vaporize the liquid; and a capillary channel configured for movement of the liquid from the reservoir to the heater. An aerosol delivery device can comprise a shell and a microfluidic vaporizer. The microfluidic vaporizer and aerosol delivery device can be used for forming aerosols with precise and reproducible compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Benson Sears, Michael F. Davis, Karen V. Taluskie, Yi-ping Chang, Eric Taylor Hunt, Andries Don Sebastian
  • Patent number: 10172390
    Abstract: A non-combustion-type flavor inhaler includes a shape extending from a non-mouthpiece end to a mouthpiece end in a predetermined direction. The non-combustion-type flavor inhaler includes: an aerosol source generating aerosol; an atomizer atomizing the aerosol source without combustion; a power source supplying electric power to the atomizer; and a controller controlling an electric energy supplied from the power source to the atomizer. The controller randomly controls the electric energy supplied to the atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Takuma Nakano, Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Hirofumi Matsumoto, Takeshi Shinkawa
  • Patent number: 10159281
    Abstract: The present disclosure claims an electronic cigarette, a cigarette rod, a cigarette cartridge, and a recognition method of a cigarette cartridge, wherein the electronic cigarette includes: the cigarette rod and the cigarette cartridge. The cigarette rod includes: a battery and a controller, and the cigarette cartridge includes: an atomizer and a recognition information provider component connected with the atomizer, wherein the atomizer is connected with the controller via the recognition information provider component, wherein the recognition information provider component is configured to send recognition information to the controller, and the controller is configured to judge whether the cigarette rod and the cigarette cartridge are matched, and if so, allow the atomizer to work normally. Otherwise, the controller executes alarming or prohibits the atomizer from working normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Sigma Microelectronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zhiqian Li
  • Patent number: 10123565
    Abstract: Disclosed are an information interaction method and an information interaction system, using at least two electronic cigarettes for information interaction. The method comprises the following steps: S1. at least one electronic cigarette in a preset distance sends taste information carrying a tobacco tar taste type and a taste comment to one or more other electronic cigarettes in the area; and S2. An electronic cigarette receiving the taste information saves, generates a prompt of, and/or forwards the taste information. By using the method of the present invention, tobacco tar taste information is shared, favorite tastes can be recommended between each other and disfavor tastes can also be provided for others as reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KIMSEN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang
  • Patent number: 10111467
    Abstract: A wearable electronic simulated smoking device (500, 500?) is provided for delivery of a desired active ingredient responsive to a user's inhalation through the device (500, 500?). The device (500, 500?) includes an elongated tubular body (110) having at least one arcuate portion to at least partially encompass a portion of a user's body and is releasably retainable thereat. Tubular body (110) includes a cartridge receiving housing (510) having a cartridge receiving chamber (514) in to which any one of multiple vaporization cartridges (520, 520?, 520?) may be removably received. Device (500, 500?) includes vaporization cartridges (520, 520?, 520?), each including a vaporizer (145, 530, 560) for generating vapors from liquid and wax concentrates, and dry herbal compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Scott M. Arnel, Eric Schmiesing
  • Patent number: 10111281
    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: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Joyetech (Changzhou) Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10092035
    Abstract: A re-fillable and re-chargeable e-cigarette PV that is not disassembled in normal use for re-filling or replenishing with e-liquid and is also not disassembled in normal use for battery access or replacement or other battery interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 10070668
    Abstract: An exemplary replaceable atomizing unit includes a liquid conducting body, a heating element in contact with the liquid conducting body, a holder, and a press fit element. The holder is configured for supporting the liquid conducting body. The holder includes an open end. The press fit element is coupled with the open end. The press fit element and the holder cooperatively define an atomizing chamber. The heating element is received in the atomizing chamber. The open end defines a gap for accommodating the liquid conducting body. At least one part of the liquid conducting body extends along the gap outside of the atomizing chamber. The atomizing unit further includes a resilient component nesting the open end, and the resilient component is tightly pressed against the liquid conducting body by the press fit element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Shuyun Hu
  • Patent number: 10065792
    Abstract: A pressurized refill canister containing a reservoir of composition including a propellant and a nicotine or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative or salt thereof. The reservoir is at a pressure of greater than 400 kPa at 20° C. A refill outlet valve comprises a stem with an axial bore open at the axial end furthest from the reservoir to provide an outlet which discharges the composition in an axial direction. The stem is displaceable from a closed position to which it is biased by a first resilient member with a spring force of greater than 10N when no external force is applied to a dispensing position against the action of the first resilient member to open a flow path from the reservoir to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KIND CONSUMER LIMITED
    Inventors: Alex Hearn, Ritika Gupta, Rene Mauricio Gonzalez Campos, Khine Zaw Nyein
  • Patent number: 10058127
    Abstract: The invention is related to an electronic cigarette, the electronic cigarette comprises an electronic cigarette body; the electronic cigarette body is provided with a smoking end, a tar storage device, an atomization assembly and a battery rod assembly; the tar storage device is arranged on one end of the electronic cigarette body away from the smoking end; a connection mechanism is arranged at the location where the atomization assembly and the tar storage device are connected with each other. Since the tar storage device is arranged on the end far away from the smoking end, a user can be effectively prevented from inhaling the non-atomized tobacco liquid and being hurt by heat generated by the atomization assembly; and furthermore, the tar storage device and the atomization assembly are mutually fastened and connected by the connection mechanism, thus the electronic cigarette is convenient in disassembly and assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 10051889
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a control chip, the control chip includes: a driving module configured to output a current to drive the electronic cigarette to work; an open-circuit detecting module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to sample and detect the current, and send out an open-circuit enable signal when a sampled current is less than a internal reference current; a short-circuit detecting module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to sample and detect the current, and send out a short-circuit enable signal when the sampled current is greater than the internal reference current; and a control module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to receive the open-circuit enable signal and the short-circuit enable signal, and send a shutdown signal to the driving module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10034494
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device or electronic cigarette generates an aerosol or vapor for consumption by a consumer. The device may include a cartridge holding an aerosol precursor substance or fluid that is turned into the aerosol or vapor. The fluid may be stored in reservoir that allows for the fluid to be passed to an atomizer for generating the aerosol. The reservoir may be a flexible bladder that equalizes pressure inside the cartridge to reduce leakage, such as with an internal valve to activate fluid transfer. Alternatively, the reservoir may include one or more capsules that can be broken or melted to release the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Ampolini, Frank S. Silveira, John DePiano, Craig Demarest
  • Patent number: 10021911
    Abstract: A resealable disposable microvaporizer cartridge having an outer casing and an inner casing that is radially inwards of the outer casing, a trapdoor, and a tank defined between a radially inward surface of the outer casing and a radially outward surface of the inner casing. The cartridge is sealed by the trapdoor on one end, and the trapdoor is resealable. A disposable mouthpiece can also be provided on the disposable cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Yongjie James Xu
  • Patent number: 10010113
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system is provided, including a nicotine source; a volatile delivery enhancing compound source downstream of the nicotine source and including an acid; heating means for heating the nicotine source; and a physically separate heat transfer barrier between the nicotine source and the volatile delivery enhancing compound source. The heating means is configured to heat the nicotine source to a temperature of between about 80° C. and about 150° C. The heat transfer barrier is configured so that the temperature of the volatile delivery enhancing compound source is less than about 50° C. when the nicotine source is heated to a temperature of between about 80° C. and about 150° C. by the heating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Gerard Zuber, Marie Farine, Patrick Charles Silvestrini
  • Patent number: 10004269
    Abstract: A control circuit, an electronic cigarette and a method for controlling the electronic cigarette, the control circuit includes at least one airflow sensor, a microcontroller, a battery, an audio module and an indication unit; the airflow sensor for collecting an airflow signal, converting the airflow signal into a smoking signal and sending the smoking signal to the microcontroller, the microcontroller is used for controlling the audio module to give out hookah-simulating water sounds according to the received smoking signal and simultaneously controlling the indication unit to display a smoking color; and the microcontroller is further used for controlling the indication unit to display different indication colors according to different charging states of the battery. Therefore water sounds can be given out by electronic simulation, and the function of electronically simulating real hookah water sounds is conducive to usage of the electronic cigarette and smoking cessation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang
  • Patent number: 9999249
    Abstract: An exemplary aerosol inhaling device includes a liquid supply, an atomizing device, and a power supply. The liquid supply is configured for storing tobacco liquid. The atomizing device configured for heating the tobacco liquid to form aerosol. The power supply is electrically connected with the atomizing device. The power supply is configured for supplying the atomizing device power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Xingbing Zou, Laizhi Song
  • Patent number: 9993024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery rod and an electronic cigarette. The battery rod comprises a battery casing, a battery, a control module, and an end cover. Wires and an airflow sensor are provided on the control module. An elastic mounting base is provided within the battery casing. The elastic mounting base is provided with a through hole running along the axial direction. The control module is installed in the through hole of the elastic mounting base. An inner peripheral surface of the elastic mounting base elastically abuts against an outer peripheral surface of the control module. The wires penetrate the through hole and parts of the wires are compressed between the control module and the elastic mounting base. Compared to the prior art wherein wires pass through separate holes, the invention has a simple assembly means, reduces the product defect rate, and improves the sensitivity of the electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9986762
    Abstract: A device for storing and vaporizing liquid media can comprise an annular liquid media storage tank and a heater configured to vaporize liquid stored in the annular liquid media storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Patent number: 9980518
    Abstract: Presented herein is a compact air heat exchanger/heating element for use in a portable vaporizer. In one arrangement the heating element is a multi-layered ceramic element having multiple internal conductive layers that form resistors. The heating element may be manufactured utilizing Low-Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic (LTCC) and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Isaac Most, Trevor Glen Vita
  • Patent number: 9974743
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an improved method of enhancing nicotine concentrations in a gaseous carrier. The methods are adaptable to the delivery of nicotine for therapeutic effect in various diseases, in particular nicotine for tobacco product use cessation, substitution and/or harm reduction. The disclosure further relates various devices and device design principles for practicing these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Jed E. Rose, Seth D. Rose, James Edward Turner, Thangaraju Murugesan
  • Patent number: 9955732
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid storage device for a cotton-free electronic cigarette, comprising a liquid storage cup for storing cigarette liquid, and a liquid percolation piece having a plurality of liquid percolation holes; wherein the liquid storage cup has a cylindrical shape, an inner wall of a liquid outlet end of the liquid storage cup is provided with at least two locking members, the liquid percolation piece has a circular edge which engages with an internal circumferential surface of the liquid outlet end of the liquid storage cup, the liquid percolation piece is inserted into the liquid outlet end of the liquid storage cup and is passed through the at least two locking members to be locked. The liquid storage device ensures the smooth supply of cigarette liquid and prevents cigarette liquid leakage. The liquid storage device of the present invention can be easily and efficiently assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Guangrong Lin
  • Patent number: 9955730
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette is provided. The electric cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body. The electronic cigarette body is provided with a suction end, an atomizing assembly and a battery rod assembly. The atomizing assembly and the battery assembly are detachablely connected. An accommodating through hole is provided in the atomizing assembly, and the accommodating through hole communicates with an end surface where the atomizing assembly and the battery assembly are connected. An atomizing core for atomizing the cigarette liquid is movably inserted in the accommodating through hole and the atomizing core is in clearance fit with the accommodating through hole. Since the atomizing core is in clearance fit with the accommodating through hole, the atomizing core and the accommodating through hole are not integrated, which is convenient for the user to replace a damaged atomizing core and leads to easy operation and less waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9955724
    Abstract: An electronic vapor provision device comprising a body (4) configured to be releasably connectable to a vaporizer (10). The body (4) comprises a power cell (20), a computer processor (18), a memory (22) and an audio signalling device (16). The memory (22) stores information on a first user notification event comprising connection of the vaporizer. Moreover, the computer processor (18) is configured to identify when the first user notification event occurs and to notify a user of the event by emitting a user (10) notification sound from the audio signalling device (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Lord
  • Patent number: 9936735
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a housing, a heating assembly, a mouthpiece and a vapor passage. The heating assembly is positioned within the housing and adapted to heat a liquid solution sufficient to transform the liquid solution to a vapor. The mouthpiece is detachably coupled to the housing and includes a heat sink, an external mouthpiece opening, and a vapor channel recessed into the heat sink and in fluid communication with the external mouthpiece opening. The vapor passage extends from the heating assembly towards the mouthpiece. The vapor passage is in fluid communication with the vapor channel and adapted to pass vapor from the heating assembly to the vapor channel such that when vapor is withdrawn through the external mouthpiece opening, the vapor passes through the vapor passage, through the vapor channel recessed into the heat sink, and through the external mouthpiece opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BONVI WATER, INC.
    Inventors: Marcus J. Shotey, Joseph Valasco, Daniel Allen
  • Patent number: 9918498
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette is provided. The electronic cigarette includes: an electronic cigarette body. The electronic cigarette body is provided with a smoking end, a cigarette liquid container, an atomizing assembly and a battery rod assembly. The atomizing assembly includes a liquid guiding mechanism and an atomizing core. The atomizing core is provided with a first limiting part and a second limiting part, a first clamping part and a second clamping part are arranged at two positions on the electronic cigarette body corresponding to the first limiting part and the second liming part on the atomizing core, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9907341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an E-liquid separation mechanism and electronic cigarettes having the E-liquid separation mechanism. The E-liquid separation mechanism includes an E-liquid storage tank assembly, and a vaporizer assembly. The E-liquid storage tank assembly and the vaporizer assembly are slidedly and rotatably connected through an E-liquid storage tank connector and a silicone gel sealing cover. When a user uses the electronic cigarette, the user pushes the E-liquid storage tank assembly down from an up position, and rotates the vaporizer assembly using an E-liquid separation control handler from a first position to a second position to allow E-liquid in the E-liquid storage tank to flow into a cylindrical E-liquid storage medium to be vaporized by one or more heating elements formed between a first E-liquid storage tank base opening and a first vaporizer E-liquid opening, and a second E-liquid storage tank base opening and a second vaporizer E-liquid opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KANGER TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaochun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9888726
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette battery assembly, including a charging electrode, the charging electrode including an inner electrode arranged on the inner rim thereof and having a spherical cap end face, and an outer electrode arranged outside the inner electrode and having a ring shape; the charging electrode and the rechargeable battery of the electronic cigarette being connected by means of a control module, when it is necessary to charge the rechargeable battery, one need only connect the charging electrode to the electric power output terminal of the external charger in order to charge the rechargeable battery. There is no need to remove the rechargeable battery, thus the invention is very convenient to use and solves the problems of existing electronic cigarettes, wherein it is inconvenient to remove a rechargeable battery for charging and the electrical connection is unreliable due to loosening of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9883697
    Abstract: A portable, personal storage and carrying case for an e-liquid e-cigarette PV which is operable to re-fill the PV with e-liquid if the PV is inserted, fully or in part, into the case, while maintaining the PV whole and intact. The case includes an electrical power source recharging a battery in the PV, a user-replaceable reservoir for the e-liquid, and an electrical or electronic pump delivering a predefined or variable quantity of e-liquid from the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: BEYOND TWENTY LTD.
    Inventors: Kaveh Memari, Adrian Bennett, Ian Murison, Stephen Marsh
  • Patent number: 9877513
    Abstract: A battery rod and an electronic cigarette are provided. The batter rod includes a battery cartridge, a battery accommodated in the battery cartridge, and a connection unit inserted at one end of the battery cartridge and for connecting with an atomizer. A charging assembly used to electronically connecting with a charger is inserted at one end of the battery cartridge away from the connection unit, and includes an internal electrode, an insulation holder inserted inside the battery cartridge, an insulation ring and an external electrode. The insulation ring is sleeved on an outer circumferential surface of the internal electrode. The external electrode is sleeved on an outer circumferential surface of the insulation ring. The internal electrode and the external electrode are electronically connected to two electrodes of the battery, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9848651
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic atomization device, which includes a suction nozzle, an oil cup assembly, an atomization core assembly and an electrode assembly. The atomization core assembly includes a heater support with a first stepped structure, an atomization core body supported by the heater support, a sealing washer sleeved on the atomization core body and closely contacting with the first stepped structure, an electrode connecting part connected with an end of the heater support via an insulating ring and an air hole connecting part disposed in the atomization core body. The oil cup assembly includes an oil cup body having an airway tube for connecting with the air hole connecting part, a first connecting element removably connected with the suction nozzle and a second connecting element having a second stepped structure formed therein for fitting the sealing washer. According to the present invention, its atomization core is easy to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN JIESHIBO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianyong Wu
  • Patent number: 9849281
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods for transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents for treatment of addictive cravings e.g., from nicotine. Embodiment of a method for such delivery comprises positioning at least one electrode assembly in electrical communication with a patient's skin. The assembly includes a solution comprising a therapeutic agent which passively diffuses into skin. A dose of agent is delivered from the assembly into skin during a first period using a first current having a characteristic e.g., polarity and magnitude, to repel agent out of the assembly. During a second period, a second current having a characteristic to attract agent is used to retain agent in the assembly such that delivery of agent into skin is minimized. In particular embodiments, a dose of agent may be delivered on-demand using an input from the patient using an inhalation sensing device which mimics an inhaled form of tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Mir A. Imran, Talat Imran, Mir Hashim
  • Patent number: 9848645
    Abstract: A cartomizer assembly of an electronic cigarette which is formed from automated assembly compatible parts comprises a container assembly including a container and a heater coil surrounding a wick in an airflow space of the container. The entire coil of the heater coil is inside the container and the heater coil is configured to heat liquid on the wick to generate an aerosol mist during a vaporization process. A liquid storage space is in liquid communication with the wick and is operable to supply liquid to the wick. The heater, the wick, and the container are shaped such that the heater and wick can be dropped into the container during automated assembly thereof and be directed to and located at a desired location in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SIS Resources Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvika Feldman, Arie Holtz, Eyal Peleg, Sammy Capuano
  • Patent number: 9820509
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette with an atomizer cartridge and a battery assembly. The atomizer cartridge has an atomizer coupled to a first and second terminal of a cartridge interface. A passive electrical circuit is coupled between the first terminal and a sensing terminal. The battery assembly has an interface with a first, second, and sensing contact. The interface engages the cartridge interface to provide electrical continuity between the terminals and contacts. The battery assembly has an atomizer drive circuit connected between the first and second contact, and a controller that activates the atomizer drive circuit in response to negative pressure at a draw sensor. A sensing circuit coupled to the sensing contact outputs a parameter signal indicative of the electrical parameters of the passive electrical circuit. The controller activates an RGB LED to produce discrete colors of light corresponding to discrete values of the parameter signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kyle D. Newton, Daniel R. Brown
  • Patent number: 9788571
    Abstract: A smoking article is provided, having opposed lighting and mouth ends, and including a mouth end portion at the mouth end. A tobacco portion is between the lighting end and the mouth end portion. An aerosol-generation system is between the lighting end and the tobacco portion. The aerosol-generation system includes a heat generation portion, comprising an elongate fluted member actuated by ignition of the lighting end. The fluted member defines grooves extending longitudinally between opposed first and second ends, with the first end being at the lighting end and the grooves being equidistantly spaced apart about the fluted member. Each groove has a maximum depth. The depth maxima of the grooves define a circle having a radius. The maximum depth of each groove is no more than the radius of the circle. A heat generation apparatus for an aerosol-generation system of a smoking article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Billy Tyrone Conner, Timothy Franklin Tilley
  • Patent number: 9750281
    Abstract: The present application discloses an electronic cigarette charging and discharging circuit, wherein the electronic cigarette is provided with a charging input interface, such that the battery assembly can be directly inserted into a charger to be charged without removing the atomizing assembly, therefore the operation is more convenient, and wear and loose at the connecting portion caused by frequent disassembling and assembling can also be avoided. The present application further provides an electronic cigarette having the above charging structure and a battery assembly of the electronic cigarette. Besides being convenient for charging, the electronic cigarette may directly use a battery sleeve as an electrode, thus has a simple structure and is easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang
  • Patent number: 9723873
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette is provided comprising an atomizer, a battery rod and a connecting component configured to connect the battery rod and the atomizer, one end of the atomizer or the battery rod which is facing towards the connecting component protrudes to form a first connector, and a second connector is provided on the connecting component to be connected with the first connector through sheathing. The electronic cigarette of the present invention can prevent components inside the battery rod or the atomizer exposed to avoid potential risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9682800
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette case with sterilization function is provided in the present invention, said electronic cigarette case comprises a microcontroller and a power supply module that are both built in the electronic cigarette case; wherein, the electronic cigarette case further comprises a sterilization module connected with the microcontroller; wherein, said sterilization module is configured to sterilize under the control of said microcontroller, and said sterilization module includes an ozone generator or a negative ion generator; said microcontroller is configured to control said sterilization module to start working or stop working. When implementing the electronic cigarette case with sterilization function, the following advantageous effects can be achieved: the electronic cigarette case, and electronic cigarettes and cigarette holders stored in the electronic cigarette case can be sterilized, which ensures the safety of users of the electronic cigarette case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang
  • Patent number: 9675112
    Abstract: This present invention relates to a soft electronic cigarette comprising an atomization component, a power component, and an outer sleeve configured for accommodating at least one of the atomization component and the power component; an outer side of one end of the outer sleeve is coaxially mounted with a filter tip structure, and the filter tip structure includes a cylindrical flexible body and a first sticker coated on an outer surface of the flexible body. The soft electronic cigarette in a mouth has the same feeling as a filter tip of a cigarette. The soft electronic cigarette can completely meet psychological and physiological needs of smokers, enhance user experience, and be beneficial for improving the effects of quitting smoking. In production, it is convenient for assembly and disassembly, an operation of the production is made to be simple, and the production efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9603386
    Abstract: A method and device for heating control of an electronic cigarette are provided, wherein, the method includes steps as below: S1. sensing whether there is a smoke signal via a sensor or a switch, if yes, executing step S2; S2. activating a timer to record time and turn on a semiconductor switch so as to heat the heating element in a full output power mode; S3. heating the heating element in a constant power mode when the recording time of the timer arrives at a first preset time T0. When implementing the present invention, the adoption of the two heating methods for heating element makes an optimized atomization effect and an excellent taste of smoking possible, which is not affected by the changeable voltage of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang