Tobacco Users' Appliance Patents (Class 131/329)
  • Patent number: 11406129
    Abstract: A smoking device comprising a longitudinal shell with a cavity. A channel in the cavity of the longitudinal shell has a longitudinal shape and a peripheral wall, a top, a bottom. The peripheral wall, top, and bottom of the channel define a cavity. The top and bottom of the channel are substantially open. The cavity in the channel comprises a plate with a conductor material implemented on it. The conductor material is connected to an electrical power source. The conductor material generates heat when electrical current flows through it. The open top of the channel meets the outer surface of the shell, and the shell has an opening in its outer surface corresponding to the open top of the channel, thereby allowing ambient air to flow into the cavity in the channel. The peripheral wall of the channel is made of a ceramic material. When electrical current flows through the conductor material, it generates heat and heats air flowing through the cavity in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Dmitrii Shepelev
  • Patent number: 11399567
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette including a mouthpiece assembly, an atomization assembly, and a base assembly. The mouthpiece assembly includes a first seal ring; a mouthpiece base; and a seal gasket. The atomization assembly includes a first fixing seat; a second seal ring; a glass tube; a third seal ring; a second fixing seat; an atomizer. The base assembly includes a fourth seal ring; a third fixing seat; a fifth seal ring; an annular ring; and a base. The first seal ring sleeves the mouthpiece base, and the mouthpiece base includes a cavity and the seal gasket is disposed in the cavity. The first fixing seat includes a first annular groove, and the first seal ring is disposed in the first annular groove; the second fixing seat includes a second annular groove, and the second seal ring is disposed in the second annular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11399568
    Abstract: This application relates to a vaporization device and a method thereof. The vaporization device includes a housing, a heating component and a heating component top cap. The heating component has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first surface has an opening, the opening extends from the first surface to the second surface to form a groove, and the heating component has a heating circuit on the second surface. The housing and the heating component top cap define a storage compartment, and the storage compartment is in communication with the groove of the heating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Chen, Yao Fu, Shuting Feng, Zugang Yang, Jin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11399566
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating device including a case in which a heater for heating a cigarette is installed, a bracket for supporting components installed inside the case, a fastening member for fastening the case and the bracket, and a cap that is installed on an outer surface of the case in an inseparable manner to conceal the fastening member in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hwi Kyeong An, Kyung Moon Ji, In Seoung Chun, Won Hui Shin
  • Patent number: 11388931
    Abstract: A vapor provision system includes a reservoir containing liquid for vaporization; a vaporizer; a liquid transport element arranged to transport liquid from the reservoir to the vaporizer for vaporization, wherein the liquid transport element extends into the reservoir through an opening in a wall of the reservoir; and a collar mounted around the liquid transport element where it passes through the opening in the wall of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: Mark Potter, Wade Tipton, William Harris, Christopher Rowe, Conor Devine, James Davies, James Boonzaier
  • Patent number: 11384361
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods related to tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi, Dong Qi, Yanxin Shen, Ujwala Warek, James A. Strickland, Dongmei Xu
  • Patent number: 11388781
    Abstract: Apparatuses, including systems and devices (“vaporizers”), for vaporizing material to form an inhalable aerosol that include capacitive lips sensing to regulate the temperature of the vaporizer, including transiently boosting the temperature. Methods of operating a vaporizer having a capacitive lip sensor are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: PAX Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Hatton, James Monsees, Adam Bowen
  • Patent number: 11382360
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating device having a function of estimating battery life, the aerosol generating device including a heater configured to generate an aerosol by heating an aerosol generating substance; a battery configured to supply power to the heater; a counter configured to count the number of usage times the aerosol generating device is used by a user; and a controller configured to control power supplied to the heater, wherein the controller estimates a remaining life of the battery based on at least two from among an initial output voltage of the battery, an output voltage of the battery dropped as the aerosol generating device is used for a counted number of usage times, and the counted number of usage times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jae Min Lee
  • Patent number: 11375752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable electronic vaporizing device that provide an enhanced vaporizing experience, including vaporizers with improved quality of the vapor produced for inhalation and improved ease of use. The portable electronic vaporizing device comprises a removably attachable vaporization module, and a mouthpiece configured to receive a flow of gas having vaporized product entrained therein from the removably attachable vaporization module. Methods of using such a device and a removably attachable vaporization module that is compatible with the device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Puff Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash Bajpai, Siddhant Waghmare
  • Patent number: 11382179
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides vapor-forming units for aerosol delivery devices, the vapor-forming units including a ceramic wick that is in contact with a heater and in contact with an aerosol precursor composition. The vapor-forming units are connectable to a power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Clemens, William Kevin Carpenter, Michael F. Davis
  • Patent number: 11369139
    Abstract: Provided is an aerosol generating device including a case in which a heater for heating a cigarette is installed, a bracket for supporting components installed inside the case, a fastening member for fastening the case and the bracket, and a cap that is installed on an outer surface of the case in an inseparable manner to conceal the fastening member in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hwi Kyeong An, Kyung Moon Ji, In Seoung Chun, Won Hui Shin
  • Patent number: 11369758
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette including an atomization assembly and a battery assembly. The atomization assembly includes a first housing; a heating wire; a limit cover; a first silicone seal sealing the limit cover; a monolayer nonwoven fabric; a multilayer nonwoven fabric; a fixed seat fixing the heating wire; an insulation ring; a joint; a silicone gasket sealing the fixed seat; a sealing seat; a first seal ring; an e-liquid injection seat; a spring; a funnel; a second seal ring sealing the funnel; a second silicone seal; a cover; and a first magnet. The battery assembly includes a third silicone seal sealing a pneumatic switch; a support plate supporting the pneumatic switch; a control plate; a position limiter limiting the control plate; a battery core; a second magnet; a third seal ring; a support supporting the control plate; a decorative plate; a second housing; and a press button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11369141
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette including a mouthpiece assembly, an atomization assembly, and a base assembly. The mouthpiece assembly and the base assembly are disposed on two ends of the atomization assembly, respectively. The mouthpiece assembly includes a mouthpiece; a mouthpiece base; a movable cover; and a slidable block. The atomization assembly includes a seal gasket; a first permanent seat; a first seal ring; a glass tube; a second seal ring; an elastic sealing device including a connection bolt, a seal sleeve, a spring, and a second permanent seat; and an atomizer. The base assembly includes an airflow regulation ring; a fixed ring; a joint; an insulation ring; and a base. The mouthpiece base is connected to the slidable block. The mouthpiece base and the slidable block are disposed on two sides of the movable cover, respectively. The mouthpiece is in threaded connection to the mouthpiece base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11369145
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure provides an aerosol-generating device including a case into which a cigarette is insertable, a vaporizer detachably combined with the case, and a detachment manipulation unit installed in the case and configured to perform, according to user manipulation, a first operation of maintaining a state in which the vaporizer is combined with the case and a second operation of allowing separation of the vaporizer from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Hun Kim, Jong Sun Park
  • Patent number: 11357262
    Abstract: A vaporizer unit for a personal vaporizer device, especially an electronic smoking article, includes a housing which encloses a reservoir for storing a liquid to be vaporized; a heating element configured and arranged for heating the liquid to be vaporized to generate a vapour to be inhaled; and a liquid delivery element which is configured to convey the liquid from the reservoir to the heating element for vaporization. The liquid delivery element includes at least a first side configured to be in contact with or to form a wall of the reservoir and a second side in contact with the heating element fluidly connected with the first side and wherein the heating element includes an electrically conductive cover or coating applied to the second side of the liquid delivery element. A personal vaporizer device includes the vaporizer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Robert John Rogan
  • Patent number: 11350665
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device operable in at least two states. A switch is configured to selectively toggle the device between a first state in which a power source provides energy to a first heating element to produce a first vapor of a first flavor, and a second state in which the power source provides energy to a second heating element to produce a second vapor of a second flavor. The controller may operate the device in a most recently toggled state based on detection of the draw by a sensor. The switch may be a non-momentary switch, and may extend through an opening in a casing. An indicator assembly may include indicator lights configured to be selectively illuminated based on the device being in the first or second state. The device may be operable in a third state in which energy is provided to the first and second heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Cegnum LLC
    Inventors: Randy Hermiz, Nianzhong Li
  • Patent number: 11350663
    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: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Ho Han, Jang Uk Lee, Hun 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: 11350666
    Abstract: An electronic vapor provision device comprising a power cell and a vaporizer, wherein the vaporizer comprises a heater and a heater support, wherein the heater is one the inside of the heater support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Tading Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Lord
  • Patent number: 11344067
    Abstract: An aerosol generating apparatus includes a heater housing including an air circulation hole provided around an inlet through which a cigarette is inserted and an air circulation groove connected to the air circulation hole, and a heater assembled in the heater housing to heat the cigarette, wherein the heater housing includes an air circulation space formed between an outer surface of the cigarette and the air circulation groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Sub Lee, Tae Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11344064
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods to facilitate partially automated production of fluid-filled vaporizer cartridges are disclosed. A device can include a vaporizer cartridge configured to be sealably assembled by a press-fit after filling. Systems and methods include systems and methods for filling an array of partially-assembled vaporizer cartridges and for assembling a array of filled, partially-assembled vaporizer cartridges simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Jacksam Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Davis, Dominic Melanson, David Franklin
  • Patent number: 11338098
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette, an atomizing assembly, and a method of manufacturing an atomizing assembly. The atomizing assembly includes a liquid absorbing unit and a heating unit. The liquid absorbing unit is configured to absorb and store liquid and the liquid absorbing unit forms an atomizing channel therein and includes an atomizing surface on which the liquid is atomized and volatilized. The atomizing surface defines a boundary of the atomizing channel through which the smoke flows. The heating unit is configured to atomize the liquid and includes a buried portion and an embedded portion connected to each other. The embedded portion is embedded in the liquid absorbing unit and is internally tangent to the corresponding atomizing surface. The buried portion is wrapped in the liquid absorbing unit, wherein a predetermined distance is designed between the buried portion and the corresponding atomizing surface in a radial direction of the atomizing channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaoping Li, Changyong Yi
  • Patent number: 11324259
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a housing having a chamber configured to receive at least a portion of an aerosol-generating article; an inductor coil disposed around at least a portion of the chamber; a plurality of elongate susceptor elements projecting into the chamber and spaced apart from each other, the susceptor elements each extending substantially parallel to a magnetic axis of the inductor coil; and a power supply and a controller connected to the inductor coil and configured to provide an alternating electric current to the inductor coil such that the inductor coil generates an alternating magnetic field to heat the susceptor elements and thereby heat at least a portion of the article received in the chamber, the inductor coil being helical and having a non-circular cross-sectional shape. An aerosol-generating system including the device, the article, and the susceptor elements, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Jerome Christian Courbat, Oleg Mironov, Tony Reevell, Enrico Stura
  • Patent number: 11318264
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device defines a first flow path from an air inlet to an outlet, and a second, separate flow path from the (or another) air inlet to the outlet. The device includes a container for aerosol generating material, a heating element arranged to heat the material to generate, in the first flow path, a flow of aerosol; and the (or another) heating element arranged to heat inlet air from the air inlet or the other air inlet to generate, in the second flow path, a flow of heated air. A receiving portion, in the second flow path, is arranged to receive an element for modifying a property of the flow of heated air, thereby to generate, in the second flow path, a flow of modified air. Also disclosed is an aerosol generating device and article wherein first and second flow paths extend substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventor: Ugurhan Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 11317476
    Abstract: An evaporator unit for an inhaler comprising a heating element is designed to evaporate liquid, the evaporated liquid being taken up by an airflow flowing through the evaporator unit. The evaporator unit comprises at least one air-permeable capillary structure having a surface that is heatable in order to preheat the liquid and can be wetted, at least in part, by liquid and is supplied with liquid by capillary action, and the heating element is designed to heat the airflow flowing through the evaporator unit, the capillary structure being arranged downstream of the heating element such that the heated airflow leads to evaporation of the preheated liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HAUNI MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Rene Schmidt, Marc Kessler
  • Patent number: 11311050
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. In various implementations, the aerosol delivery devices comprise a control device that includes a battery, a control component, and an outer housing that defines receiving chamber, and a cartridge that includes a mouthpiece portion, a tank that contains a liquid composition, and a heater configured to heat the liquid composition. The cartridge and the control device each include at least one connector configured to provide a magnetic and an electrical connection between the cartridge and the control device such that the cartridge can be removably and operatively received into the cartridge receiving chamber of the control body, wherein the at least one connector of the cartridge is located on the mouthpiece portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Matthew Joel Nettenstrom, Steven Michael Schennum, Thomas Michael McKeon, Zachary Hy Burchman
  • Patent number: 11311049
    Abstract: A vapor generator assembly for an e-vaping device may include a reservoir configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation, a vaporizer assembly configured to heat pre-vapor formulation drawn from the reservoir to form a vapor, and an air intake assembly configured to direct ambient air into the vaporizer assembly. The air intake assembly may at least partially define an air inlet that extends at least partially around an outer surface of the vapor generator assembly. The air inlet may be an arcuate air inlet or an annular air inlet. The air intake assembly may at least partially define an inlet channel extending from the air inlet into an interior of the vapor generator assembly to at least partially establish fluid communication between the arcuate air inlet and the vaporizer assembly. The inlet channel may extend coaxially in relation to a longitudinal axis of the vapor generator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Raymond W. Lau, Mik Dahl, Jon Jarantilla, Galen Salvador, Jose Jesus Paolo Montalvan, Jeroen Kok
  • Patent number: 11311047
    Abstract: The aerosol-generating device includes a housing, a mouthpiece on an end of the housing, a first and second receiving chamber defined within the housing, where the first and second receiving chambers receive and accommodate a first and second consumable. A selection member is arrangeable in a first position and a second position, where the first position establishes a first airflow passageway that traverses through the first receiving chamber while circumventing the second receiving chamber, and the second position establishes a second airflow passageway that traverses through the second receiving chamber while circumventing the first receiving chamber. The method includes providing at least two consumables in a housing, establishing an airflow through a selected one of the at least two consumables while circumventing the airflow from passing through a non-selected one of the at least two consumables, and guiding the airflow to an outlet opening of a mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 11311048
    Abstract: The device includes a first section with an airflow passage, a reservoir containing a first pre-vapor formulation, a heater in communication with the reservoir and the airflow passage, the heater configured to at least partially vaporize the first pre-vapor formulation. An insert is in communication with the airflow passage, the insert being downstream of the heater. The insert includes a matrix with one or more portions of a filler material. The filler material is a plant-based cellulose material. The one or more portions defining interstices. A containing structure contains the matrix. The containing structure contacts at least side surfaces of the matrix. A consumable substance infused within the filler material, the at least one first consumable substance including at least one of nicotine, at least one first flavorant, at least one second pre-vapor formulation, a sub-combinations thereof, or a combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Danielle Crawford, Dwight David Williams, Eric Hawes, Terry Bache, Raymond W. Lau, Shaoyong Yu
  • Patent number: 11305076
    Abstract: The method for providing an aerosol-generating device for use with a shape-transformable aerosol-forming substrate comprises providing an aerosol-generating device comprising a device housing comprising a moulding cavity. The moulding cavity at least partially corresponds to a moulding space between a first mould half and a second mould half of a mould, the first mould half and the second mould half being internal surfaces of the device housing. The method further comprises the step of providing a flat aerosol-forming substrate adapted to change shape when pressed into the moulding cavity and being transformed into a non-flat aerosol-forming substrate. The invention also refers to a flat aerosol-generating article and a kit comprising a flat aerosol-generating article and an aerosol-generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Robert William Emmett, Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 11297877
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device includes a housing having a first end defining a mouthpiece, a second end, and a cavity defined between the first end and the second end. The device also includes a reservoir within the cavity. The reservoir is configured to store a liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The device also includes an atomizer and a valve within the mouthpiece of the housing. The valve has a first side and an second side. The second side of the valve includes a hydrophilic coating, a hydrophobic coating, or both a hydrophilic coating and a hydrophobic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Guillaume Frederick, Irene Taurino
  • Patent number: 11291248
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system may include a device body and a cartridge configured to be removably inserted into or connected to the device body. The device body may include a power supply and an electrical heater connected to the power supply. The cartridge contains an aerosol-forming substrate in the form of a thermoreversible gel that is a solid at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Zuber, Jean-Yves Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11291251
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a microprocessor, a battery module and a heating element. The battery module is electrically connected to the heating element and supplies power to the heating element with a first output parameter. The electronic cigarette further includes a sensing module, connected to the microprocessor and disposed in a smoke outlet passage of the electronic cigarette, for detecting the concentration of an analyte and sending it to the microprocessor. The microprocessor stores a preset threshold, the microprocessor receives the concentration of the analyte detected by the sensing module, and further determines the relationship between the concentration of the analyte and the preset threshold. When the concentration of the analyte is higher than or equal to the preset threshold, the microprocessor controls the battery module to supply power to the heating element with a second output parameter, wherein the second output parameter is smaller than the first output parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU JWEI INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 11284646
    Abstract: A method, system, device, and/or non-transitory computer readable medium for generating an augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR) vapor simulation application, the device including a memory having stored thereon computer readable instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions to receive audio signals related to vaping of an e-vaping device from a microphone, determine the vaping characteristics of the vaping based on the audio signals, generate a vaping simulation based on the analyzed characteristics, and transmit the generated vaping simulation to the headset to be displayed on the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Janardhan, Gerd Kobal, Yezdi B. Pithawalla, Timo Engelke, Ulrich Bockholt
  • Patent number: 11278055
    Abstract: An ultrasonic electronic cigarette atomizer and electronic cigarette are disclosed. The atomizer includes an e-liquid storage assembly and an atomization core detachably connected to the e-liquid storage assembly. The atomization core includes an ultrasonic atomization sheet. The e-liquid storage assembly includes an e-liquid chamber and an e-liquid outlet for communicating an atomization surface of the ultrasonic atomization sheet with the e-liquid chamber. The e-liquid storage assembly further includes a moving assembly that can move in the direction of assembling/disassembling the atomization core to open/close the e-liquid outlet. When the atomization core is connected with the e-liquid storage assembly, the atomization core drives the moving assembly to move and open the e-liquid outlet. When the atomization core is disconnected from the e-liquid storage assembly, the moving assembly is reset and closes the e-liquid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO HUMAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianfu Liu, Kejun Zhong, Xiaoyi Guo, Wei Huang, Xinqiang Yin, Jianhua Yi, Yongquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11278056
    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: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Ho Han, Jang Uk Lee, Hun 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: 11272738
    Abstract: An electrically heated smoking system for receiving an aerosol forming substrate includes a heater for heating the substrate to form the aerosol. The heater includes a heating element. The electrically heated smoking system and the heating element are arranged such that, when the aerosol forming substrate is received in the electrically heated smoking system, the heating element extends a distance only partially along the length of the aerosol forming-substrate, and the heating element is positioned towards the downstream end of the aerosol forming substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Gerard Zuber, Olivier Greim, Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Patent number: 11273428
    Abstract: A device for storing oil or another vaporizable substance can include a porous body adapted to absorb a volume of liquid and to retain the volume of liquid for vaporization. A porous body can include a matrix of pores adapted to take up and retain oil by capillary action. A method of vaporizing oil can include storing the oil in a porous body and heating the porous body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ICONIC VENTURES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lindars, Robert Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 11272742
    Abstract: A system and method for vaporizing a consumable is disclosed. The system includes a straw and a heating element configured to be connected to a desired power source type (e.g., vape pen, dab pen, battery, vape battery etc.) The heating element is configured to heat and vaporize a consumable. During use, the vapor from the heated consumable is syphoned through the straw and the straw guides a flow of vapor to avoid the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Rodrigo Escorcio Santos
  • Patent number: 11266798
    Abstract: An atomizing assembly for an electronic cigarette includes: a liquid absorption element made of porous ceramic, the liquid absorption element having a liquid absorption surface configured to absorb liquid, and an atomizing surface being opposite to the liquid absorption surface; and a heating element embedded in the liquid absorption element and configured to atomize the liquid absorbed by the liquid absorption element into atomized pas; wherein a side of the liquid absorption element having the liquid absorption surface has a higher thermal conductivity than a thermal conductivity of a side of the liquid absorption element having the atomizing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited
    Inventor: Pingkun Liu
  • Patent number: 11265970
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that comprises a control body and an aerosol source member. The aerosol delivery device includes a resonant transformer comprising a resonant transmitter and a resonant receiver. The aerosol source member includes an inhalable substance medium at least a portion of which is positioned proximate the resonant transmitter. The resonant transmitter is configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field and induce an alternating voltage in the resonant receiver when exposed to the oscillating magnetic field, such that the alternating voltage causes the resonant receiver to generate heat and thereby vaporize components of the inhalable substance medium to produce an aerosol. In some implementations, the resonant receiver comprises part of the control body. In other implementations, the resonant receiver comprises part of the aerosol source member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Andries Sebastian, Rajesh Sur, Stephen Benson Sears, Kathryn Lynn Wilberding, Timothy Frederick Thomas, Curtis Foster Doe, Billy Tyrone Conner, Balager Ademe, Thaddeus Jude Jackson
  • Patent number: 11259573
    Abstract: An automatic manual electronic cigarette includes a battery assembly, an atomizing assembly, a manual switch assembly, an automatic switch assembly and an automatic manual shift assembly. The automatic manual shift assembly includes a shift key and a control board. The control board has a manual control contact and an automatic control contact. When the shift key is electrically connected to the manual control contact, the battery assembly is controlled by the manual switch assembly to supply power to the atomizing assembly; when the switch key is electrically connected to the automatic control contact, the battery assembly is controlled by the automatic switch assembly to supply power to the atomizing assembly. As such, the automatic manual electronic cigarette integrates two functions of manual control and automatic control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU JWEI INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 11259370
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system includes a main body, a cartridge, and a connecting component. The main body includes a main body housing enclosing a power supply. The cartridge includes a cartridge housing enclosing a reservoir of liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The cartridge is releasably connectable to the main body by the connecting component. The connecting component is fixed to the main body housing and is less stiff in at least one direction than the main body housing. The connecting component that is less stiff the main body housing and the cartridge housing can act as a shock absorber when the aerosol-generating system experiences a significant impact, such as when dropped on a surface. This reduces damage to other components of the system and, in particular, may prevent leaks of liquid resulting from damage to the liquid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Keethan Dasnavis Fernando, Guillaume Frederick, Alasdair David MacBean, Khai Shin Chong
  • Patent number: 11246350
    Abstract: A vaporization device includes a housing, a nozzle cap, a heating component, a first sleeving, and a battery. The nozzle cap is operatively secured to the housing and defines an outlet. The heating component includes a core element and a heating coil at least partially wound around the core element. The first sleeving includes an outer wall defining a notch leading to a through hole configured to receive and fixedly secure the core element. The battery is in electrical communication with the heating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BIDI VAPOR, LLC
    Inventors: Zou Wanxiang, Qiu Ningbo, Zhao XingFu
  • Patent number: 11246345
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device provided with a rotary heater includes a casing having a hollow shape and including a path in which a cigarette is accommodated; a rotating member rotatably coupled to the casing; and a heater which has an end portion located inside the path to be inserted into the cigarette accommodated in the path, is connected to the rotating member to rotate along with the rotating member, and heats the cigarette when electricity is applied to the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Ho Han, Hun Il Lim, Jong Sub Lee, Dae Nam Han, Jin Young Yoon, Young Lea Kim, Jang Uk Lee, Ji Soo Jang, Wang Seop Lim, Moon Bong Lee, Soung Ho Ju
  • Patent number: 11241045
    Abstract: Vaporizers with protection are disclosed. The vaporizers includes a built-in child protective mechanism adapted to connect and disconnect the power source from the heating element of the vaporizer thereby mitigating the ability of a child to activate the vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Kanvas Company Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Gordon Doyle, Andy Fathollahi, Alexander Wayne Gordon
  • Patent number: 11234464
    Abstract: An atomizing head includes a heating assembly and an atomizing sleeve, the atomizing sleeve includes a first chamber and a second chamber in communication with each other, and the external airflow is successively flowing through the first chamber and the second chamber, and take away smoke formed by the aerosol forming substrate atomized by the heating assembly. The first chamber and the second chamber are spaced apart to effectively separate the airflow drawn from the outside with the second chamber. Since the airflow is completely passed through the entire atomizing head, it is difficult to form an effusion, the temperature of the heating element is substantially uniform everywhere, the airflow of the present disclosure is smooth, the heat conduction effect is good. In addition, the present disclosure uses a double heating assemblies, the amount of smoke is large and it is difficult to form an effusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU JWEI INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 11227469
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electronic vaporizer device, an electronic vaporizer device body, and an operation method. An electronic vaporizer device body, configured to be used in combination with an electronic vaporizer, wherein the electronic vaporizer device body comprises: a power supply, configured to supply power; an airflow sensor; and a main control circuit, configured to activate the airflow sensor after detecting first level information; wherein the first level information is generated when the electronic vaporizer device body being in combination with the electronic vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Chen, Hui Wang, Yao Fu, Weifeng Chen, Shuting Feng, Zugang Yang, Jin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11213069
    Abstract: The invention relates to cigar piercers having multiple lances for piercing a cigar. The cigar piercers include an opening for the cigar, grips that are operable to push the lances into the cigar and leave puncture holes after retracting from the cigar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Jana Jones Marshall, Samuel Lee Andrew Marshall
  • Patent number: 11213074
    Abstract: An electrically operated aerosol-generating system is provided, including an aerosol-generating device having a first connector part; a charging unit to receive the device and having a second connector part. The first part includes first through third electrical contacts, the third at least partially circumscribes the first. The second part includes first through third electrical contacts, the second and the third being spaced radially outwardly from the first. The first and the second parts electrically engage when the device is received by the charging unit, such that the first contact of the first and the second parts engage, the second contract of the first part engages the second or the third contact of the second part, and the third contact of the first part engages the other of the second or the third contact of the second part, regardless of angular position of the second part relative to the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Roland Antonopoulos, Jean-Luc Fringeli
  • Patent number: 11217033
    Abstract: A modular computer-implemented XR health platform is adapted for diagnostic, therapeutic, and care delivery to patient. The platform incorporates one or more modules including a clinical platform module, XR platform module, configuration module, web portal and companion application module, integration module, light module, anatomy module, movement module, neurological module, mental health module, pain module, procedural and digital anesthetic module, hardware module, and billing module. A combined extended reality display and computing device are adapted for implementing one or more of the plurality of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Wellovate, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Morgan, Nunzio Peter Pagano, II, Allen Ronald Rufolo, Rahul A. Patel, Jonathan Jackson