Smoking Simulator Patents (Class 131/273)
  • Patent number: 10674762
    Abstract: An aerosol generator device for delivering an aerosol of a nicotine salt includes a mouth end; a first chamber containing a porous material wetted with liquid nicotine, a second chamber containing a porous material wetted with a solution of a volatile acid, a third chamber in fluid communication with the first and second chambers, leading to the mouth end, and an outer housing defining a passageway for air through said device. A nicotine vapor can be produced by drawing air along the passageway and through the porous material wetted with liquid nicotine. An acid vapor can be produced by passing air along the passageway and through the porous material wetted with a solution of a volatile acid. The nicotine vapor and the acid vapor can be admixed in the third chamber to form an aerosol of a nicotine salt, which can be drawn out through the mouth end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Lipowicz
  • Patent number: 10653186
    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 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: VMR Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jan Andries Verleur, Dan Recio, Yifeng Lu, Yinjun Zhang, Arturo Fajardo, Hans Verleur
  • Patent number: 10653180
    Abstract: A cartridge for use with a vaporization device comprising a first heating element, a first compartment for containment of a first vaporizable material, and a second compartment for containment of a second vaporizable material, wherein the device generates an aerosol for inhalation by a subject by heating the first vaporizable material or the second vaporizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen
  • Patent number: 10631572
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system may comprise a releasably connectable capsule and vaporizing unit. The capsule may comprise a reservoir for containing an aerosol-generating substrate, an opening in fluidic communication with the reservoir, and a valve configured to control a flow of the aerosol-generating substrate from the reservoir through the opening. The valve may comprise one or more resilient closing members biased towards a closed position. The vaporizing unit may comprise a transfer element and a heating element disposed in a housing. The heating element is configured to heat the aerosol-generating substrate in the transfer element. The vaporizing unit may also comprise an elongate element configured to engage with the valve to deflect the one or more resilient closing members from the closed position to an open position so as place the transfer element in fluidic connection with the reservoir when the capsule is connected to the vaporizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Eric Force
  • Patent number: 10617150
    Abstract: An electronic vapor device is disclosed comprising a vapor outlet, a first container for storing a first vaporizable material, wherein the first container is permanently integrated into the electronic vapor device, a second container for storing a second vaporizable material, wherein the second container is removable from the electronic vapor device, a docking bay configured to receive the second container, wherein the second container is removed from or inserted into the docking bay through a door, and a vaporizer component configured for vaporizing the first vaporizable material or the second vaporizable material to generate a vapor and for providing the vapor to the vapor outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LunaTech, LLC
    Inventor: John Cameron
  • Patent number: 10617152
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system may include a capsule and a releasably connectable vaporizer or vaporizing unit. The capsule comprises a distal end and defines a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol-generating substrate. The vaporizing unit comprises a housing and a heating element and a transfer element disposed in the housing. The heating element is configured to heat the transfer element to vaporize the aerosol-generating substrate. The housing of the vaporizing unit has a proximal end. A portion of the transfer element extends beyond the proximal end of the housing. The vaporizing unit is configured such that the transfer element is the initial part of the vaporizing unit to penetrate into the reservoir of the capsule as the distal end of the capsule is moved towards the proximal end of the vaporizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Eric Force
  • Patent number: 10609959
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating article may comprise a liquid storage portion containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, and a hydrochromic material provided on the liquid storage portion. The hydrochromic material has a first colour when in the presence of or when in contact with the liquid aerosol-forming substrate and a second colour when in the absence of or when not in contact with the liquid aerosol-forming substrate. An aerosol-generating system may comprise the aerosol-generating article, an aerosol-generating element, and an aerosol-generating device. An aerosol-generating device may comprise an electrical power supply, an electronic photosensor, and a controller configured to control a supply of electrical power from the electrical power supply based on a value of an optical property sensed with the electronic photosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Stephane Bilat, Guillaume Colotte
  • Patent number: 10575564
    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 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Ampolini, Frank S. Silveira, John DePiano, Craig Demarest
  • Patent number: 10512284
    Abstract: An atomizer of an electronic cigarette includes an atomizing assembly, a smoke tube and a cigarette holder. The atomizing assembly includes: a heating module including a ceramic base and a heating wire winding around the ceramic base; and a snap base including an upper snap base and a lower snap base. The heating module is longitudinally provided between the upper snap base and the lower snap base. The upper snap base includes a first air channel in communication with a smoke channel and a liquid channel in communication with a liquid storage cavity. The lower snap base includes a second air channel in communication with the first air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: O-NET AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LIMITED
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Cheng Wang, Fei Shen
  • Patent number: 10506829
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vaporizer device may include determining a first temperature, vaporizing an inhalable substance at the first temperature, raising the first temperature by a temperature quantity, wherein a second temperature is a sum of the temperature quantity and the first temperature; and vaporizing the inhalable substance at the second temperature, wherein the temperature quantity is less than 3° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FREELANDER INNOVATIONS USA, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Freelander
  • Patent number: 10499689
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette has a housing (2) formed by a plurality of thin rolled up layers with one or more grooves (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f, 6g) on an inside or outer surface of the housing (2). The housing (2) allows an opening to be formed to allow battery (3) gases to escape, avoiding over-pressurizing the housing (2), in the event of a battery (3) failure. The housing (2) may have a thickness of about 0.06 mm to about 2.5 mm. The layers may be bonded together by adhesives. The housing (2) may be formed around components of the electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Lik Hon
  • Patent number: 10492528
    Abstract: A power supply section for an e-vaping device includes a sensor housed in a housing, a sensor holder holding the sensor, the sensor holder disposed in the housing to divide the housing into a first portion and a second portion, and the sensor and the sensor holder configured to substantially prevent air flow from the first portion into the second portion, and a power source disposed in the second portion. The construction of this unit insures that gases that may be produced by outgassing of the battery cell will be vented to the environment and that those gases will be isolated from the air that is mixed with the vaporized e-liquid and inhaled by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Shmuel Gavrielov, Moshe Eliyahu
  • Patent number: 10492531
    Abstract: An information pushing method and a communication method are provided. The information pushing method includes: detecting, by an electronic cigarette, a behavior characteristic of a user; generating, by the electronic cigarette, a triggering signal if the behavior characteristic of the user satisfies a predetermined condition; transmitting, by the electronic cigarette, the triggering signal to a user terminal bound to the electronic cigarette; performing positioning, by the user terminal, and transmitting position information of the user terminal to a service platform; and judging, by the service platform, whether user satisfies an interaction condition according to the received position information of the user terminal; and pushing a group message to the user terminal, if the user satisfies the interaction condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 10473323
    Abstract: A loading tube has Japanese cotton placed within a polymer tube. The tube has a hollow, cylindrical form with a tip and an opposite tail. The Japanese cotton advances through the tube exiting at the tip and withdrawing from the tail. The tube has a sidewall with a thickness and an inner diameter suitable for containing Japanese cotton and then advancing it into an atomizer. The outer diameter of the tube cooperates with an aperture in the coil of the atomizer. The tip and the tail have a rim with a square cut. The tube has its size that relates its length to its inner diameter, and to its thickness within a range. The tube utilizes polypropylene for its construction. Alternative fibrous material may be substituted for Japanese cotton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Brendan J. Squashic, Zacaria R. Oxford
  • Patent number: 10463078
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device having condensing and non-condensing vaporization functionality is provided. The aerosol delivery device may comprise at least one housing, and a first element and second element contained within the at least one housing. The first and second element may be configured to activate and vaporize components of an aerosol precursor composition, and thereby form respectively a condensing vapor and non-condensing vapor. In response to a flow of air through at least a portion of the at least one housing, the condensing vapor or non-condensing vapor may be combinable with the air to form an aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, James Rogers, Percy Philips, Ercilia Hernandez Garcia
  • Patent number: 10375994
    Abstract: An electrically heated aerosol-generating system is provided, including an aerosol-generating device and a cartridge configured to be used with the device, the device including a device housing configured to engage at least a portion of the cartridge; an inductor coil positioned around or adjacent to the cavity; and a power supply connected to the inductor coil and configured to provide a high frequency oscillating current to the inductor coil; the cartridge including a cartridge housing configured to engage the device housing and containing an aerosol-forming substrate, the housing having an external surface surrounding the aerosol-forming substrate, at least a portion of the external surface being formed by a fluid-permeable susceptor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Oleg Mironov, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Michel Thorens
  • Patent number: 10375997
    Abstract: An atomizer includes a housing and a liquid storage cup. The housing has a mouthpiece thereon. The liquid storage cup is provided in the housing and configured for storing tobacco liquid. The liquid storage cup has an opening at one end thereof. A microporous liquid conducting body is plugged inside the opening for conducting the tobacco liquid in the liquid storage cup into an atomizing unit. An atomizing unit is connected to the opening and configured for heating the tobacco liquid to generate aerosol. An air flow channel is provided between the mouthpiece and the atomizing unit. The atomizing unit includes a support, a liquid guiding component located in the support, and at least one vertically arranged heating sheet. The heating sheet includes a side surface in contact with the liquid guiding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonglu Guo, Zhongli Xu, Yonghai Li
  • Patent number: 10362805
    Abstract: A wickless cartomizer includes an outer shell surrounding an inner shell in a spaced configuration to form chamber for holding vaporizable material between the outer and inner shell. The inner shell includes a channel having an opening at the bottom portion of the outer wall to allow the vaporizable material in the chamber to flow into the channel such that the vaporizable material within the channel is substantially level with the vaporizable material in the chamber. The inner wall of the channel includes a heater to heat the vaporizable material stored within the channel along the length of the inner wall to provide a more even temperature distribution through the vaporizable material. As the vaporizable material heats and becomes vaporized, the vapor rises and passes through a vapor exit opening in a top portion of the inner wall of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intrepid Brands, LLC
    Inventor: David Michael Johnson
  • 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