Tobacco Users' Appliance Patents (Class 131/329)
  • Patent number: 11064736
    Abstract: In one example, a vaporization device includes a housing, a heating component disposed in the housing, and a first sleeving. The heating component includes an absorbent 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. In another example, a vaporization device includes a bottom cap including an airflow sensor, a light source, and a light guide element. The light guide element is configured to operatively secure the bottom cap to a housing and to permit illuminated light from the light source to pass therethrough. In another example, a vaporization device includes a nozzle cap defining an air inlet, an air outlet, and an air channel and including a baffle and an oil-absorbing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Bidi Vapor, LLC
    Inventors: Zou Wanxiang, Qiu Ningbo, Zhao XingFu
  • Patent number: 11064733
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electronic smoking devices and in particular electronic cigarettes. A mouthpiece for an electronic smoking device has an elongated housing having ports at opposite ends; a central passage formed as a hollow channel through the housing in communication with the ports, contact terminals for connecting to a battery of the electronic smoking device and conductive elements connected to the contact terminals, the conductive elements being configured for connecting, to the battery, an tempering element for tempering an aerosol produced by the electronic smoking device. Using the tempering element, aerosol passing through the central passage can be tempered and loss of aerosol due to condensation is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Vaclav Borkovec, Emin Yener, Liliana Maria Ferreira Chaves
  • Patent number: 11063452
    Abstract: A portable electronic smoking device includes a housing, an electronic smoking apparatus, and an energy storage device. The housing is provided with at least one receiving slot for receiving the electronic smoking apparatus, the electronic smoking apparatus is mounted on a bottom wall of the receiving slot, and a part of an outer peripheral surface of the electronic smoking apparatus is covered by the receiving slot. The housing is mounted with a first magnet. The electronic smoking apparatus is received in the receiving slot when it's not in use, a part of the body of the electronic smoking apparatus is exposed, in the state where the electronic smoking apparatus is placed horizontally. Thus it's convenient to use and reachable, and it's helpful to the heat dissipation of the electronic smoking apparatus. In addition, the first magnet is configured at the bottom wall of the receiving slot, without worrying about the electronic smoking apparatus falling from the receiving slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN MYSMOK ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liqing He
  • Patent number: 11051553
    Abstract: An atomizer with an upgraded air passage structure includes a housing, a heating piece and an air passage disposed in the housing; the heating piece is disposed inside an atomizer chamber, a blocking piece is disposed in the air passage and configured for blocking an airflow; the blocking piece divides the air passage into an air inlet area and an air outlet area; the air outlet area and the air inlet area are both disposed at a different axial position with the atomizing chamber; the atomizing chamber is respectively communicated with the air inlet area and the air outlet area; the airflow in the air inlet area flows downwards to the atomizing chamber, then flows upwards to the air outlet area. An electronic cigarette having the aforementioned atomizer is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhanjun Jiang, Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu
  • Patent number: 11051550
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette vaporizer with a liquid storage transition chamber comprises a liquid reservoir comprising an upper wall at its top end and a vapor outlet tube extends downwards from the center of the upper wall, and a vaporizing device comprising a vaporizing base sleeved in the lower part of the liquid reservoir, and a liquid storage chamber is defined above the vaporizing device between the liquid reservoir and the vapor outlet tube; and inner and outer chambers sealed from each other are formed inside the vaporizing base, the inner chamber mounted with a vaporizing unit serves as a vaporizing chamber, and the outer chamber filled with liquid storage medium serves as a liquid storage transition chamber, wherein the vaporizing chamber communicates with the vapor outlet tube, and the liquid storage transition chamber communicates with the liquid storage chamber so as to supply liquid for the vaporizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Guangrong Lin
  • Patent number: 11051547
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette has a conduit arranged in a atomizing stem, the conduit has a first segment and a second segment in communication with the first segment, the first segment has a wider inner space than the inner space of the second segment; a storage chamber is inside the atomizing stem and surrounds the conduit; and a heating device arranged inside the inner space of the first segment of the conduit for atomizing an atomizable material coming from the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KANGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xiaochun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11044950
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic smoking article that provides for improved aerosol delivery. Particularly, the article comprises one or more microheaters. In various embodiments, the microheaters provide for improved control of vaporization of an aerosol precursor composition and provide for reduced power requirements to achieve consistent aerosolization. The present disclosure further relates to methods of forming an aerosol in a smoking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William Robert Collett, Stephen Benson Sears, Dennis Lee Potter, Steven Lee Alderman, Mo Kebaili
  • Patent number: 11044943
    Abstract: An electronic vaporizer device with a sealed, disposable, fillable cartridge is described, along with a method for refilling the cartridge. The electronic vaporizer includes a body which is held by the user and houses a battery. The body receives and couples with a cartridge with a reservoir for oil or other fluid to be vaporized. The cartridge also includes an atomizer which is powered by the battery via a connector terminal, a wick to provide oil to the atomizer from the oil reservoir, a vapor tube which transmits the vaporized oil to the user though a mouthpiece. In some embodiments, the user fills the reservoir of the cartridge by inserting a needle through a self-sealing septum. Further, the electronic vaporizer device includes a haptic device to provide haptic feedback to a user of the electronic vaporizer to communicate operating states of the electronic vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Jupiter Research, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 11039641
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette atomizer, including a shell; one end of the shell is in fixed connection with a suction nozzle; an ultrasonic atomization piece is fixed in the shell; the ultrasonic atomization piece is in contact with a liquid guide body; the liquid guide body is communicated with a liquid storage cavity; an atomization outlet of the ultrasonic atomization piece is communicated with an airflow passage; solid perfume are provided on the airflow passage; the solid perfume are in contact with a heating device; and a tail end of the airflow passage is communicated with the suction nozzle. The ultrasonic atomization piece is adopted to atomize the tobacco tar to produce smoke, meanwhile the solid perfume are heated by the heating device to produce fragrance, finally the smoke is mixed with the fragrance, in this case, the mixed smoke has the fragrance of the real cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO HUNAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianfu Liu, Kejun Zhong, Xiaoyi Guo, Wei Huang, Yuangang Dai, Xinqiang Yin, Jianhua Yi, Hong Yu, Yongquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11039504
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology comprise a method and apparatus for a power supply control circuit. In various embodiments, the apparatus is adapted to control the power supplied by a battery to a heating element. The apparatus may comprise a memory for storing known data and circuitry configured to control the delivery of power from the battery to the heating element according to measured parameters, calculated parameters, and the known data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Hideo Kondo
  • Patent number: 11026450
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling dosing of an electronic smoking device. An electronic smoking device comprises a body through which a flow path at least partially extends, an air inlet in the body that is fluidly connected to the flow path, a liquid compartment for storing a liquid within the body, a vaporizer positioned in the body and configured to receive liquid from the liquid compartment and air from the flow path to generate vaporized liquid, an outlet in the body configured to receive vaporized liquid from the vaporizer, and circuitry connected to the vaporizer and configured to control dosage of vaporized liquid. A method for controlling dosage in an electronic smoking device comprises sensing an airflow, releasing a liquid into the airflow, activating a vaporizer to generate vaporized liquid, and controlling flow of airflow, liquid or vaporized liquid to control dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Patent number: 11020550
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device for nicotine delivery, comprising: a vapour outlet conduit for coupling to, and for fluid communication with, a vapour creation system, said vapour outlet conduit defining a fluid passage therethrough for delivery of vapour from a vapour creation system to a user; wherein said vapour outlet conduit comprises a nicotine carrier unit region configured to accept a nicotine carrier unit and retain said nicotine carrier unit in said fluid passage. Also disclosed is a system for nicotine delivery and kits-of-parts for assembling the device and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NERUDIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Chris Lord, David Jones, Kenneth Scott, Stephen McDonald, Thomas Sudlow
  • Patent number: 11013263
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette and a power supply device, having a power supply body provided with a receiving portion thereon; the receiving portion has a receiving chamber for accommodating an atomization device and an extending opening for a holder of the atomization device to extend outwards. The receiving chamber is internally provided with a connection assembly comprising a mounting seat for a connection joint to be detachably connected on the atomization device; the mounting seat is rotatably disposed with the atomization device, and the receiving chamber is internally provided with a position-limit mechanism defining a rotation range of the mounting seat. The atomization device and the mounting seat can be rotated to adjust a direction of rotation of the flat cigarette holder on the atomization device after the atomization device is connected to the mounting seat so as to meet different smoking needs of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhenyu Wu, Guoliang Ou
  • Patent number: 11013256
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device and method for forming a cigar shaped object. A mold is provided having at least one cigar shaped pocket, a rod aligned within the pocket and a separate tamping device. The tamping device has a stem and handle with a bore in the stem larger than the diameter of the rod. Tobacco or other smoking material is placed in the pocket and the tamping device is used to compress the material which forms a cigar-shaped tube by placing the tamping device onto the rod and repeatedly moving it up and down to tamp or compress the material. The rod, when removed, creates a bore through the smoking material to improve and control air draw. After removal from the mold, the packed smoking material may be wrapped in any appropriate wrapper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CANNAGAR SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Kelly Anderson
  • Patent number: 11018500
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a current-limiting circuit, a current-limiting device and a display device. A current detection circuit outputs a first voltage signal according to a first current signal output from a power management IC, and a current-limiting setting circuit outputs a second current signal for current-limiting control of a current output signal of a boost chip according to the first voltage signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Mingliang Wang
  • Patent number: 11019688
    Abstract: A device with atomization function with leakage prevention from air inlet holes includes a storage tank assembly, a base assembly and an atomization core assembly. The base assembly includes a base body defining an inner hole and a base bracket defining a first vents and a first central hole which are both connected with the inlet holes. The atomization core assembly includes an atomizing portion and a separable portion. The separating portion is mounted on the atomizing portion and defines a second vent and a second central hole which are both connected with the inner hole. Wherein, the first central hole and the second central hole form a first air passage, and the first vent and the second vent form a second air passage. Therefore, the liquid at the bottom of the accommodating room can be atomized to keep the bottom of the accommodating room dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UWELL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yucheng Xiao
  • Patent number: 11006672
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an atomization device and an electronic cigarette with the same. The atomization device includes a sleeving tube, a liquid storage cavity, and a liquid injection structure. A liquid injection opening is defined in one end of the sleeving tube, and both of the liquid injection opening and the air discharging opening communicate with the liquid storage cavity. The liquid injection structure includes a liquid injection tube, a first sealing member, and a second sealing member. The liquid injection tube runs through the sleeving tube, and a liquid inlet is formed in a side wall of the liquid injection tube. The first sealing member is arranged on one end of the liquid injection tube corresponding to the liquid storage cavity; and the second sealing member is arranged on an outer side of the liquid injection tube and seals the air discharging opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yisong Wei, Xing Shi
  • Patent number: 11006676
    Abstract: An assembly for an aerosol-generating system is provided, including: a liquid storage portion configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; a mouthpiece having an outlet opening at a proximal end; and a heater assembly including an electrical heating element configured to heat the substrate to form an aerosol, and a porous capillary material disposed in contact with the heating element and including a ceramic or a ceramic-based material, the heating element being disposed along a surface of the capillary material, the liquid storage portion being disposed at a first side of the heater assembly and a first airflow channel is disposed at a second side of the heater assembly, the first airflow channel defining an airflow path that extends in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the capillary material and is directed at a center of the heating element. An aerosol-generating system and a heater assemble are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Force, Oleg Mironov, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Keethan Dasnavis Fernando
  • Patent number: 11006671
    Abstract: An atomizing device, an electronic cigarette and a control method for the atomizing device are disclosed. The atomizing device includes a liquid storage assembly configured for storing a tobacco liquid, a liquid guiding assembly connected to the liquid storage assembly and configured for guiding the tobacco liquid, and a heating assembly electrically connected to the battery assembly and configured for atomizing the tobacco liquid; and includes a signal transmitter configured for transmitting a detection signal having a first intensity and a signal receiver configured for receiving a detection signal having a second intensity. The electronic cigarette determines the amount of tobacco liquid on a transmission path of the detection signal according to a difference between the first intensity and the second intensity, and controls on/off of the electrical connection between the heating assembly and the battery assembly according to the determined amount of tobacco liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Huiyong Yan, Yuqin Li
  • Patent number: 11006673
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette, including an atomizing assembly and a battery assembly. The atomizing assembly is disposed on the battery assembly. The atomizing assembly includes a mouthpiece cover, a mouthpiece, a first sealer adapted to seal the mouthpiece, an atomizing core, a connector, a first fixed seat adapted to fix the atomizing core, a seal ring adapted to seal the first fixed seat, a screwed ring, a regulating ring, a second sealer adapted to seal the regulating ring, a joint, an insulation ring, a second fixed seat adapted to fix the regulating ring, an e-liquid feeder including an e-liquid inlet, a funnel, a third sealer adapted to seal the funnel, a first spring, a fourth sealer adapted to seal the e-liquid inlet of the e-liquid feeder, and a sealing seat. The battery assembly includes screws, elastic sheets, an electrode holder, a button, output electrodes, a fifth sealer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 10993474
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an atomizing unit comprises: a step A of measuring a resistance value of a resistive heating element which atomizes an aerosol source by resistance heat; and a step B of recording the resistance value measured in the step A, an adjusted power supply output determined in accordance with the resistance value as a power supply output to the resistive heating element or identification information associated with the resistance value or the adjusted power supply output in an information source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Matsumoto, Akihiko Suzuki, Takuma Nakano, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10993476
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electronic smoking device, comprising a power supply, a controller and a heater, wherein the heater is a cylindrical shape having in the middle a heating chamber into which a cigarette is inserted, and the heater comprises at least one heating unit comprising an electronic switch and an annular electric heating element; and the electric heating element is connected to the power supply by the electronic switch, and a control terminal of the electronic switch is connected to a control signal output terminal of the controller. In the present invention, tobacco in a cigarette is heated by an electric heater so that a smoker can just smoke nicotine produced by heating the tobacco. The electric heater will not produce naked flame and therefore the heated tobacco will not produce tar and carbon monoxide, so that the harm of the tobacco to the smoker can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN YUKAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hongli Guo
  • Patent number: 10993477
    Abstract: A flavor inhaler cartridge includes a housing, a movable lid member, an aerosol flow passage, a turning member, and a motion conversion mechanism. The housing includes a reservoir space to house a liquid and an atomizing space to atomize the liquid. With the movable lid member, the reservoir space and the atomizing space are openably/closably partitioned. The aerosol flow passage supplies an aerosol generated by the atomization of the liquid from the atomizing space to outside of the housing. The motion conversion mechanism converts the circumferential turning motion of the turning member into an axial linear motion of the lid member. The lid member is fixed to the motion conversion mechanism. The motion conversion mechanism is configured such that circumferentially turning the turning member moves the lid member in a direction of approaching the turning member and communicates between the reservoir space and the atomizing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Takuma Nakano, Kei Oishi
  • Patent number: 10994086
    Abstract: A cartridge of an electronic vaping device includes a reservoir configured to store a pre-vapor formulation and a heating element configured to heat the pre-vapor formulation. The heating element includes a metal tube having a first end and a second end. The metal tube defines an opening therethrough. The metal tube includes a sidewall defining at least one spiral channel extending substantially continuously along a portion of the metal tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Travis Martin Garthaffner, Charles L. Dendy
  • Patent number: 10993475
    Abstract: An atomizer includes a main body defining an airflow channel and a liquid storage cavity isolated from each other and an atomizing element. The atomizing element includes a porous body and a porous heating film. The porous body includes an atomizing surface and a liquid absorption surface. The atomizing surface is a plane and is substantially parallel to a direction of an air flow in the airflow channel, and the porous heating film is formed on the atomizing surface. The liquid absorption surface can absorb a liquid in the liquid storage cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10986872
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems to vaporize extract, plant material containing organic material and the like, including utilizing a cartridge with a heaty transfer body which may be disposable. The cartridge may be heated in zones or portions. The cartridge may form the inhalation pathway thereby reducing the accumulation of dirt and odor in the heating device. One disclosed vaporizer system has a base with a cartridge interface, a heater element, an on/off switch, a battery, a temperature sensor in proximity to the heater element; a controller in signal communication with the heater element, battery, temperature sensor and the on/off switch; that mates with a disposable cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Krietzman
  • Patent number: 10986868
    Abstract: An electronic atomizing device, comprising a body and an atomizing element; the body is provided with an e-liquid storage cavity and an air suction channel; the atomizing element comprises a porous body and a heating structure; the porous body comprises an e-liquid suction surface, an atomizing surface and a side surface; the e-liquid suction surface is used for drawing e-liquid from the liquid storage cavity, and the heating structure is located on the atomizing face; at least one section of the airflow channel extends to the interior of the porous body from the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10986873
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a first surface, a second surface, a third surface, a fourth surface, a fifth surface, and a sixth surface. The first and the second surfaces are parallel to each other, the third and the fourth surfaces are parallel to each other, the fifth and the sixth surfaces are parallel to each other. The two opposite sides of the third surface are respectively connected to the first surface and the sixth surface. The side of the sixth surface away from the third surface is connected to the second surface. The two opposite sides of the fifth surface are respectively connected to the first surface and the fourth surface. The side of the fourth surface away from the fifth surface is connected to the second surface. The angle between the first surface and the third surface and the angle between the first surface and the fifth surface are both obtuse angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Changzhou Patent Electronic Technology Co., LTD
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10980275
    Abstract: There is provided a kit including a module and an electrically operated aerosol-generating system. The electrically operated aerosol-generating system includes an electric heater configured to heat an aerosol-generating substrate, a supply of electrical energy, a data coupling, and a system attachment connector. The module includes a data connector configured to connect to the data coupling of the electrically operated aerosol-generating system, and a module attachment connector configured to cooperate with the system attachment connector on the electrically operated aerosol-generating system to attach the module to the electrically operated aerosol-generating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Rui Nuno Batista, Stephane Antony Hedarchet
  • Patent number: 10980279
    Abstract: The invention discloses a heating device for an electronic cigarette and an electronic cigarette. The heating device comprises a substrate and a control board and a heat generating unit mounted on the substrate, wherein the control board is provided with an avoidance hole and two inserting holes, the heat generating unit is provided with two conductive pins, one end of the heat generating unit is inserted into the avoidance hole, so that the heat generating unit is pre-mounted on the control board; and the two conductive pins are inserted into the two inserting holes, respectively, so that the control board and the heat generating unit establish an electrical connection. The technical solution of the invention is effective for facilitating the user to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junwei Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10973262
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic cigarette atomizer, including an atomization assembly and a liquid reservoir engaging with the atomization assembly; the liquid reservoir includes a liquid storage cavity; wherein the atomization assembly includes a lower holder, an upper holder installed on the lower holder, and a heating assembly clamped between the lower and the upper holders; the heating assembly includes a porous body and at least one heater engaging with the porous body, and the porous body has an atomized side and a liquid absorption side; and the liquid absorption side communicates with the liquid storage cavity, and an atomization cavity is formed between the atomized side and the lower holder. In the present disclosure, the heating assembly is a porous body and is clamped by the upper holder and the lower holder, thus, the structure is stable and the assembly of the heating assembly is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaoping Li, Changyong Yi, Zhenlong Jiang
  • Patent number: 10973261
    Abstract: It is the object of the present invention to eliminate the disadvantages of the traditional dabbing method by providing a device and associated method that will reliably allow users to divide and collect a desired small quantity of Extract from a larger or bulk quantity of Extract and to conduct the small quantity of extract toward a Vaporizer heating element with minimal loss or wastage of Extract during the process, while significantly reducing required precision and effort associated Extract handling. The present invention of device and associated method result in a simpler, cleaner, and more efficient dabbing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Vuber Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David Crowe
  • Patent number: 10966460
    Abstract: A control body is coupleable with a cartridge to form an aerosol delivery device, with the cartridge being equipped with a heating element. The control body includes first and second positive conductors connectable with respectively a power supply and the heating element. The control body includes a series pull-up resistor and switch connected to and between the first and second positive conductors. A microprocessor is configured to operate the switch in a closed state in a standby mode in which the pull-up resistor causes a logical high level of voltage at the second positive conductor when the control body and cartridge are uncoupled, and in which the heating element is unpowered causes a logical low level of the voltage when the control body and cartridge are coupled. The microprocessor is configured to measure the voltage and control operation of functional element(s) of the aerosol delivery device based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Frisbee, Paul Stapleton, Milton G. Carawan, Frederic Philippe Ampolini
  • Patent number: 10959460
    Abstract: A cigarette cartridge, used in electronic cigarette, includes a cigarette cartridge, an atomizing seat, and a liquid guiding member. The cigarette cartridge housing defines a liquid storage chamber therein, the liquid storage chamber forms a liquid intake hole for flowing the tobacco liquid. The atomizing seat includes an inserting portion, the liquid guiding member is positioned on the inserting portion, the inserting portion is movably received in the cigarette cartridge housing, when under an external force, the inserting portion moves relative to the liquid intake hole and reaches a first position, the inserting portion seals the liquid intake hole, the liquid guiding member is staggered from the liquid intake hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU JWEI INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10952466
    Abstract: A battery assembly and an electronic cigarette are provided. The battery assembly includes a housing, a battery cell located in the housing, a upper mounting seat slidably disposed on the housing, an elastic member and an electrode contact are located within the housing, and the housing is provided with an atomizer interface, the electrode contact is disposed on the upper mounting seat, the electrode contact and the upper mounting seat are disposed between the atomizer interface and the battery cell, and the elastic member elastically resists the upper portion a mounting seat, the electrode contact is separated from the positive electrode or the negative electrode of the battery cell by an elastic force of the elastic member, and the electrode contact contacts with the positive electrode or the negative electrode of the battery cell by overcome the elastic force of the elastic member under an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Changzhou Patent Electronic Technology Co., LTD
    Inventors: Weihua Qiu, Dingding Zou
  • Patent number: 10939707
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerosol delivery device. In various implementations, the aerosol delivery device comprises a control body having an outer housing, an electrical energy source located within the housing, a control component operatively connected to the electrical energy source, a heating assembly operatively connected to the control component, and an aerosol source member that includes an aerosol generating component configured to be positioned proximate the heating assembly. The heating assembly comprises a series of heating members, and each heating member is independent and distinct and configured to heat a segment of the aerosol source member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid Hejazi, Rajesh Sur
  • Patent number: 10939273
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to notification systems and methods for providing a notification of detected vaping, smoking, or potential bullying to a user device that is estimated to be nearest to a particular location. In aspects of the present disclosure, a notification system includes at least one sensor configured to sense measurements indicative of at least one of vaping, potential bullying, or smoking, a wireless device passive monitor, a processor, and a memory having stored thereon instructions. The instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the notification system to detect an occurrence of vaping, potential bullying, or smoking based on the sensed measurements, estimate which user device from a predetermined list of user devices is a nearest user device to the wireless device passive monitor, and provide a notification to the estimated nearest user device regarding the detected occurrence of vaping, potential bullying, or smoking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SOTER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Peterson, Mohammed Elbadry
  • Patent number: 10932488
    Abstract: A cover assembly for an electronic cigarette includes a base, a cover, and a locking assembly. The base defines a filling hole. The cover is mounted to the base and covered on the base to seal the filling hole. The cover is moved with respected to the base to uncover the base when a force is exerted to the cover. The locking assembly locks the cover in the base, and the locking assembly is operated to unlock the cover and allow the cover to move when the force is exerted to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10932494
    Abstract: An upper-assembly electronic cigarette atomizer is provided. The atomizer may include a liquid storage cup having an upper opening, and a head cover component connected with the upper opening in a threaded manner. The liquid storage cup and the head cover component may form a closed space for containing an e-liquid. The head cover component may be configured to be detached from the liquid storage cup as an integral unit. An electronic cigarette containing an upper-assembly electronic cigarette atomizer and a method of assembly are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN INNOKIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jian Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10932498
    Abstract: An atomizing head and a ventilation assembly are included in an atomizer for an electronic cigarette. The atomizing head includes an atomizing core and an atomizing tube. The circumference of the atomizing core defines airflow channels, so that air can flow into the atomizing core. This avoids the leakage caused by negative pressure when a user is inhaling smoke. The atomizer causes outside air to be more fully mixed with the smoke generated from liquid tobacco, and the user's experience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Wei-Hua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10932491
    Abstract: A vaporization device includes a housing, a heating component disposed in the housing, and a first sleeving. The heating component includes an absorbent 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. Another vaporization device includes a bottom cap including an airflow sensor, a light source, and a light guide element. The light guide element is configured to operatively secure the bottom cap to a housing and to permit illuminated light from the light source to pass therethrough. In another example, a vaporization device includes a nozzle cap defining an air inlet, an air outlet, and an air channel and including a baffle and an oil-absorbing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bidi Vapor, LLC
    Inventors: Zou Wanxiang, Qiu Ningbo, Zhao XingFu
  • Patent number: 10925319
    Abstract: A vaporization device is provided having a plurality of pens each having a battery, a mouthpiece, and a ventilated end. A vaporization device is also provided which is disposable having a plurality of pens, each having a vaporization chamber containing a coil, a battery, a PCB, a sensor, and a tank containing e-liquid for vaporization in the pen vaporization chamber through the coil of the pen to create a vaporization product which is mixed in a vapor port of the device through which a plurality of vaporization products are delivered to a user through the mouthpiece of the device in a single vaporization event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DB INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Fornarelli
  • Patent number: 10925317
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (210, 310, 410) has two portions (12, 13) wherein one of the portions (12, 13) comprises a cavity (240, 340, 440) for a liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434). The portions (12, 13) can be moved with respect to each other, by a movement and a respective counter movement, at least between an insertion configuration and a closed cavity configuration. In the insertion configuration a liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434) can be inserted into the cavity (340, 440). In a closed cavity configuration, the cavity (240, 340, 440) is closed by the other portion and a liquid reservoir opening element (70) of said one or the other portion opens the housed liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, David William Drury Harrison, Alexander Edward Muir, Hitesh Bagai
  • Patent number: 10925320
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electronic cigarette, comprising an atomizer and a battery assembly which is provided with a main control board, wherein the atomizer comprises a top cover, a base, a light-transmitting sleeve and anatomizing assembly received in the light-transmitting sleeve, wherein the light-transmitting sleeve is connected with the top cover and the base and forms an oil storing chamber with the atomizing assembly, and the atomizing assembly is provided with an atomizing chamber, and is provided with at least one oil guiding port communicated with the oil storing chamber; the top cover comprises a cover body, a mouthpiece and a aerosol outlet pipe, wherein the cover body is provided with an oil injecting hole and an air inlet chamber, the aerosol outlet pipe is at least partially received in the air inlet chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10918130
    Abstract: A hand-held water filter for filtering smoke or vapor to be inhaled by the user. The water filter includes a tapered receptacle that is integrally formed with the vessel body of the water filter and configured to receive a smoking or vaporizing article. The water filter includes an integrated downtube configured to deliver smoke from the smoking or vaporizing article into a water reservoir prior to inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MJ'S ARSENAL LLC
    Inventor: Josh Camitta
  • Patent number: 10912333
    Abstract: Vaporization devices and methods of operating them. In particular, described herein are methods for controlling the power applied to a resistive heater of a vaporization device by measuring the resistance of the resistive heater at discrete intervals. Changes in the resistance during heating may be used to control the power applied to heat the resistive heater during operation. Also described herein are vaporization devices that are configured to measure the resistance of the resistive heater during heating and to control the application of power to the resistive heater based on the resistance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Steven Christensen, Nicholas J. Hatton
  • Patent number: 10905157
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an atomizing device, including a liquid reserving assembly and a cigarette holder assembly rotatably mounted at one end of the liquid reserving assembly. A liquid storage cavity is formed inside the liquid reserving assembly, and a liquid inlet is arranged at one end of the liquid reserving assembly corresponding to the cigarette holder assembly. The cigarette holder assembly includes an axially-penetrating smoke outlet, the liquid reserving assembly includes a smoke passage correspondingly communicating with the smoke outlet, and the cigarette holder assembly blocks the liquid inlet. The cigarette holder assembly includes a positioning member axially movable between a first position and a second position; when being in the first position, the positioning member is engaged with the liquid reserving assembly, and the cigarette holder assembly blocks the liquid inlet; and when being in the second position, the positioning member is separated from the liquid reserving assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Baosheng Lai
  • Patent number: 10897930
    Abstract: A topography apparatus may be coupled to an e-vaping device, within an interior defined by a housing of the e-vaping device, such that the topography apparatus may be coupled to an e-vaping device that may generate vapor independently of the topography apparatus. The topography apparatus may generate and communicate vapor topography data associated with vapor generation by the e-vaping device without altering an external appearance or vapor-generation performance of the e-vaping device. The topography apparatus may be detachably coupled to the interior of the e-vaping device. The topography apparatus includes an interface assembly configured to couple with a power supply, control circuitry, and/or sensor of the e-vaping device. Such coupling may include coupling with internal power or communication conduits of the e-vaping device, such that the topography apparatus taps into power and/or communication lines of the e-vaping device without requiring modification of the circuitry of the e-vaping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Isaac Weigensberg, Yuval Malka, Boris Bessarabov, David Rubli, Moshe Eliyahu, Phillip Diana, Alex Malamud
  • Patent number: 10888125
    Abstract: A vaporizer device includes various modular components. The vaporizer device includes a first subassembly. The first subassembly includes a cartridge connector that secures a vaporizer cartridge to the vaporizer device and includes at least two receptacle contacts that electrically communicate with the vaporizer cartridge. The vaporizer device includes a second subassembly. The second subassembly includes a skeleton defining a rigid tray that retains at least a power source. The vaporizer device also includes a third subassembly. The third subassembly includes a plurality of charging contacts that supply power to the power source, and an end cap that encloses an end of the vaporizer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel C. Anderson, Wei-Ling Chang, Brandon Cheung, Steven Christensen, Joseph Chun, Joseph R. Fisher, Jr., Nicholas J. Hatton, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Andrew L. Murphy, Claire O'Malley, John R. Pelochino, Hugh Pham, Vipul V. Rahane, Matthew J. Taschner, Val Valentine, Kenneth Wong
  • Patent number: 10888123
    Abstract: There is provided a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, the cartridge including: a first compartment having a first air inlet and a first air outlet, the first compartment containing a nicotine source; and a second compartment having a second air inlet and a second air outlet, the second compartment containing a lactic acid source, a ratio of flow area of the first air inlet to a flow area of the second air inlet being between about 3:4 and about 1:2. There is also provided an aerosol-generating system including the and an aerosol-generating device including a housing defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the cartridge, and a heater configured to heat the first compartment and the second compartment of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Patrick Charles Silvestrini, Judith Waller