With Disposable Evaporant Cartridge Or Container Patents (Class 392/390)
  • Patent number: 11992045
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes an atomizer, a power supply device detachably connected to the atomizer, and a sensor; the atomizer is provided with a first induction air passage and a first communication hole communicating with the first induction air passage; the power supply device is provided with a second induction air passage and a second communication hole communicating with the second induction air passage; the quantity of either the first communication hole or the second communication hole is set to be at least one, and the quantity of the other one is set to be at least two. When the atomizer is connected at different angles with respect to the power supply device, at least one of the first communication holes is in communication with at least one of the second communication holes, such that the first induction air passage is in communication with the second induction air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU PATENT ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Weihua Qiu, Shaopeng Li
  • Patent number: 11962113
    Abstract: A connector assembly of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device may be formed by metal in-molding. The connector assembly may include a connector body that is integrally formed. The connector body may include a base portion that is generally cylindrical, a nose portion extending from a first end of the base portion, and at least two slots extending longitudinally through the base portion and on opposing sides of the nose portion. An electrical lead extends through each of the at least two slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Bipin Patil, Sean Sundberg, Kelli McKenna, Rangaraj Sundar, Greg Nelson, David Bennett
  • Patent number: 11944123
    Abstract: Provided is a heat generating heater for a cigarette-type electronic cigarette device. A heat generating heater for a cigarette-type electronic cigarette device is configured by at least a portion of the length being inserted into a cigarette and comprises: a main body which is made of a ceramic material and has an end portion pointed for penetration into the cigarette; a heat generating unit which is disposed to surround the circumferential surface of the main body to generate heat for heating the inside of the cigarette; an arrangement hole which is formed in the main body along the longitudinal direction thereof; and a temperature sensing unit which is disposed in the arrangement hole for measuring a heating temperature of the heat generating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: AMOSENSE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chang Woo Oh
  • Patent number: 11825566
    Abstract: The e-vaping cartridge includes a first tube extending in a longitudinal direction, the first tube defining a first channel with a first end and a second end, a heater traversing a portion of the first end of the first channel, the heater being configured to heat a pre-vapor formulation to form a vapor, and a hydrogel spaced apart from the second end of the first channel, the hydrogel being a colloidal dispersion including at least one first flavorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Shaoyong Yu, Raymond W. Lau, Pauline Marcq
  • Patent number: 11812787
    Abstract: An atomization assembly, including an e-liquid tank, a connector, a seal ring, a spring, a first fixed ring, an atomizer, a silicone seal, a silicone plug, and a base. The spring is disposed in the seal ring. The seal ring is disposed around the connector. The connector, the seal ring, and the spring are disposed in the first fixed ring. The silicone seal is disposed on the base. The base is disposed on the e-liquid tank. Two ends of the first fixed ring are connected to the base and the e-liquid tank, respectively. The silicone plug is fixed on the base. The atomizer is fixed on the first fixed ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11766500
    Abstract: Fragrance dispensers with features that are capable of reducing wastage of fragrance, or of conserving fragrance, are disclosed. Such a fragrance dispenser may have a configuration that collects fragrance that is expelled from the fragrance dispenser, but has not vaporized or atomized sufficiently to dissipate into the environment, as well as fragrance that condenses immediately after it has been expelled from the fragrance dispenser. A spill-resistant bottle that may be used with a fragrance dispenser has a shape that orients an opening of the bottle in a somewhat upward orientation to prevent fragrance from spilling out when the bottle is tipped over. Fragrance dispensers with configurations that generate vortices to deliver fragrance into the surrounding environment are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Rimports, LLC
    Inventors: Alan K. Farrell, Joe Robinson
  • Patent number: 11737495
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette including an atomization assembly and a battery assembly. The atomization assembly is disposed on the battery assembly. The atomization assembly includes a base seat. The battery assembly includes a copper threaded ring and a control panel. The base seat is in threaded connection to the copper threaded ring so that the atomization assembly is integrated with the battery assembly. The control panel includes a pneumatic switch disposed in an air passage of the electronic cigarette. When in use, the air passes through the air passage to activate the pneumatic switch to work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11666101
    Abstract: The heating engine control circuit includes a rail converter circuit and a gate driver circuit. The rail converter circuit is configured to convert a power supply voltage into a power signal based on a vaping enable signal, the vaping enable signal being a pulse width modulated signal. The gate driver circuit includes an integrated gate driver. The integrated gate driver is configured to control application of power to a heater of the non-nicotine electronic vaping device based on the power signal, a first enable signal and a second enable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Niall Gallagher, Terrance Bache, Rangaraj S. Sundar, Jarrett Keen, Raymond W. Lau, Eric Hawes
  • Patent number: 11653704
    Abstract: The heating engine control circuit includes a rail converter circuit and a gate driver circuit. The rail converter circuit is configured to convert a power supply voltage into a power signal based on a vaping enable signal, the vaping enable signal being a pulse width modulated signal. The gate driver circuit includes an integrated gate driver. The integrated gate driver is configured to control application of power to a heater to heat nicotine pre-vapor formulation drawn from a nicotine reservoir at the nicotine electronic vaping device based on the power signal, a first enable signal and a second enable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Niall Gallagher, Terrance Theodore Bache, Rangaraj S. Sundar, Jarrett Keen, Raymond W. Lau, Eric Hawes
  • Patent number: 11406132
    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: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Gerard Zuber, Olivier Greim, Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Patent number: 11388932
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device is provided, including a housing defining a chamber having an open end configured for insertion of an aerosol-generating article into the chamber and a closed end disposed opposite the open end; a flat spiral inductor coil disposed at the closed end of the chamber; a susceptor element disposed within the chamber at the closed end; and a power supply and a controller connected to the flat spiral inductor coil and configured to provide an alternating electric current to the flat spiral inductor coil such that the flat spiral inductor coil is configured to generate an alternating magnetic field to inductively heat the susceptor element and thereby to heat at least a portion of an aerosol-generating article received within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Jerome Christian Courbat, Michel Bessant, Tony Reevell, Andreas Michael Rossoll, Enrico Stura
  • Patent number: 11369709
    Abstract: An electrical wall socket mounted aroma diffuser with a carrier loaded aromatic bottle is disclosed. The carrier of the carrier loaded aromatic bottle uses capillary pores to absorb the aromatic fluid so that the aromatic fluid will not flow out of the aroma diffuser even if the aroma diffuser dumps. When the aromatic fluid is used up, a new aromatic fluid can be easily and quickly added to the carrier for application. Therefore, the electrical wall socket mounted aroma diffuser of the invention is safe to use. The carrier can be used repeatedly with a new supply of aromatic fluid. It does not need to clean the part of the aroma diffuser that accommodates the aromatic fluid. The user can detach the carrier loaded aromatic bottle from the bottle holder for the replacement of another carrier loaded aromatic bottle that is filled up with a different smell of aromatic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN YIH TEH ELECTRIC PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 11311005
    Abstract: An insect trapping device includes a base with a shroud and a cartridge. The cartridge includes an adhesive portion that is positioned adjacent the shroud, when the cartridge is attached to the base. The shroud includes an electric heating element, which heats the shroud and the adhesive portion of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Lawrence Smith, Joaquin Antonio Crespo, Brigitte Harttmann, Stefan H. Hollinger, Walter Sordo, Danilo Rossi, Andrea Pedrotti
  • Patent number: 11156332
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of illumination technology and provides an electric scented candle, which comprises the base, the hollow filled body having two ends respectively formed with the opening, the fragrance assembly and the candle tip, wherein the fragrance assembly is arranged in the receiving cavity of the base, the fragrance assembly comprises the solid perfume and the heating mechanism for heating the solid perfume, the base is detachably connected with the filled body, the holding plate is arranged in the filled body, and the candle tip is arranged in the filled body and extends through the though-hole to a position above the holding plate. Real burning flames can be simulated by the candle tip, and wax surface of real burning candles adjacent to the candle tip can be simulated by the layer of paraffin arranged on the holding plate, providing better simulation effect of the scented candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenfeng Wu
  • Patent number: 11141501
    Abstract: To provide an apparatus that can gasify a sterilizer containing hydrogen peroxide to produce a gas having a high hydrogen peroxide concentration. The apparatus can stably produce a gas of the sterilizer containing hydrogen peroxide for a long time. A heating surface of a heating body that gasifies the sterilizer is made of chromium. Alternatively, the heating surface of the heating body that gasifies the sterilizer may be made of polytetrafluoroethylene or perfluoroalkoxy fluorocarbon resin, or a chromium plating impregnated with chromium polytetrafluoroethylene or perfluoroalkoxy fluorocarbon resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato Akiyama, Masatoshi Takagi, Manabu Harada
  • Patent number: 11031798
    Abstract: A charger for an electronic cigarette is disclosed including: a housing, a charging circuit in the housing, an USB input end extending outside of the housing and a charging port for charging an external power supply of the electronic cigarette; the housing includes at least two charging ports, each charging port includes an electrode of connecting the charging circuit; at least one charging port in the at least two charging ports includes an elastic element mated with an inner lateral surface thereof; when inserting the power supply of the electric cigarette into the charging port, the elastic element contacts outside the power supply by an interference fit to fix the power supply of the electric cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinghua Sun, Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu
  • Patent number: 10729176
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a heater configured to heat smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material, wherein the heater comprises a plurality of heating projections arranged sequentially along a longitudinal axis of the heater; and the projections are configured to heat smokable material located between the projections. An elongate smokable material cartridge comprising a plurality of smokable material sections is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Vladimir Vasiliev, Lyudmila Vasilieva, Igor Kachko
  • Patent number: 10687553
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for enabling smokable material to be heated to volatize at least one component of the smokable material. In one example, the apparatus has a capacitive sensor arranged to sense a change in capacitance when an article of smokable material is associated with a housing of the apparatus in use. In another example, the apparatus has a resistive sensor arranged to provide a measure of electrical resistance when an article of smokable material is associated with a housing of the apparatus in use. A combination of capacitive and resistive sensing may be used in some examples. In another example, a sensor makes use of at least two different sensing techniques. There is also provided an article of smokable material having a non-metallic electrically conductive region for detection by a sensor of an apparatus arranged to cause heating of the smokable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Duane Anthony Kaufman, Jesse Eugene Robinson
  • Patent number: 10674772
    Abstract: A capsule 26 for an electronic vapour inhaler comprises a shell 28 containing a flavour-release medium 40 and one or more induction heatable elements 42 disposed inside the shell 28 and arranged to heat the flavour-release medium 40 to produce a vapour for inhalation by a user. At least part of the shell 28 is formed of an air permeable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: JT International SA
    Inventors: Mark Gill, Daniel Vanko, Lubos Brvenik
  • Patent number: 10645970
    Abstract: The invention relates to aerosol generating components (40) for electronic smoking devices, to electronic smoking devices and in particular electronic cigarettes, and to methods for generating inhalants. In order to improve smoking experience by purposefully directing nicotine and flavor products, the invention provides that two aerosols with different particle sized are generated consecutively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Stefan Biel, Diego Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10638743
    Abstract: A battery powered insect repellent device capable of the battery being separated from the volatile dispenser element and further including wireless communication facilities between a smartphone and the repellent device enabling electronic monitoring of the status of the various elements in the device as well as displaying the same to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Thermacell Repellents, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Shapiro, Wender Wang
  • Patent number: 10617834
    Abstract: An apparatus for vaporizing a concentrate and/or a non-concentrate material is provided. The apparatus can include a housing, a reservoir, a vessel, and a heating element. The reservoir can be coupled to a lid of the apparatus and configured to hold the concentrate. The vessel can be disposed at least partially inside of the housing and can be configured to receive the reservoir when the lid of the apparatus is in a closed position with respect to the housing. The heating element can be configured to generate heat for heating the vessel, thereby vaporizing the concentrate in the reservoir to form an aerosol. Coupling the reservoir to the lid of the apparatus can enable the apparatus to be used for vaporizing the concentrate while decoupling the reservoir from the lid of the apparatus can enable the apparatus to be used for vaporizing the non-concentrate material. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PAX Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander J. Gould, Adam Bowen, Ariel Atkins, Kevin Lomeli
  • Patent number: 10426198
    Abstract: At least one example embodiment relates to an e-vaping device. Some example embodiments include a vaporizer assembly, a power supply for supplying power to the vaporizer assembly, a male connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply and a female connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply. The male connector may include a first male electrode and a second male electrode encompassed by the first male electrode. The female connector may include a first female electrode and a second female electrode encompassed by the first female electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Charles Dendy, Geoffrey Brandon Jordan, Barry S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10420372
    Abstract: A non-combustion-type flavor inhaler is provided with: a heat source which has a plate-like shape having a pair of main surfaces; a flavor generation source having a plate-like shape having a pair of main surfaces; and a holder for receiving both the heat source and the flavor generation source. The heat source and the flavor generation source are stacked on each other within the holder in such a manner that one of the main surfaces of the heat source and one of the main surfaces of the flavor generation source face each other. The flavor generation source has: an introduction region for introducing air into the flavor generation source; and a delivery region for delivering air from the inside of the flavor generation source. The introduction region and the delivery region are provided on the surfaces of the flavor generation source, which are other than the main surface which faces the heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Akihiko Suzuki, Kimitaka Uchii, Takashi Hasegawa, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10363333
    Abstract: A wax warmer includes a reservoir module for receiving a wax melt, a heater module, and a base module. The heater module includes a heating element. The reservoir module, the heater module, and the base module are removable from one another in the normal use of the wax warmer and may be replaced by a second reservoir module, a second heater module, or a second base module, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventor: David C. Belongia
  • Patent number: 10322198
    Abstract: A liquid freshening composition is provided. The liquid freshening product includes about 0.5 wt. % to about 15 wt. % isopropyl myristate, by weight of the liquid freshening composition and greater than 40 wt. % of one or more perfume raw materials. The liquid freshening composition has a vapor pressure at 25° C. of about 0.03 Torr to about 1.0 Torr. The liquid freshening composition may be used with air freshening products having a delivery engine such as a wick, breathable membrane, gel, porous and semi-porous substrate, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George Kavin Morgan, III, Stephen Jeffrey Blessing, Ronald David Turner
  • Patent number: 10207018
    Abstract: A wax warmer assembly includes a housing having an outermost edge defining an opening. The housing further includes an annular ridge below the outermost edge. The wax warmer assembly further includes a dish with a peripheral edge, a heater affixed to the dish, and a USB power cord in electrical communication with the heater. Further, the dish is disposed in the opening of the housing and the peripheral edge of the dish engages with the annular ridge of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Gasper
  • Patent number: 10098384
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an atomized liquid storage device, including a container used for storing atomized liquid, where the container is axially provided with a penetrating through hole, an inner wall of the through hole is provided with a liquid outlet hole communicating with an inner part of the container, the through hole is further internally provided with a sealing structure slidable up and down, and the sealing structure seals the liquid outlet hole and is set to allow air in the through hole to pass through. An atomizer is further disclosed, including the atomized liquid storage device and an atomization device. The atomized liquid storage device of the present invention has advantages of a simple structure and good sealing performance, and the atomizer of the present invention has advantages of being convenient and efficient in use and replacement of an atomized liquid storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN JIESHIBO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianyong Wu
  • Patent number: 9802011
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for preparing, managing, and/or administering metered doses of substances for vaporized administration. In some embodiments, dose cartridges including at least one botanical substance include a heating element integrated into the cartridge in close contact with the botanical substance. In some embodiments, cartridge-mounted doses are stored in a magazine, optionally in carousel form, before use. Transport of a cartridge from a magazine to an electrically operated vaporizing chamber which activates the heating element is provided by a mechanical pickup means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Syqe Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Perry Davidson, Aaron Schorr, Binyamin Schwartz, Roee Lifshitz
  • Patent number: 9747637
    Abstract: Generating a sensory notification for a user of an electronic computing device includes receiving an indication at the electronic computing device that a trigger for an alert has occurred. The trigger is related to an occurrence of a trigger condition. The sensory notification associated with the trigger condition is identified. A determination is made as to whether the user is near the electronic computing device. When the indication is received that the trigger for the alert has occurred and when a determination is made that the user is near the electronic computing device, a scent corresponding to the sensory notification is caused to emanate from the electronic computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Ramanathan Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 9730347
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a scented USB drive includes providing a fragrance; providing a molding composition; mixing the fragrance with the molding composition, the mixing forming a molding compound; injecting the molding compound into a mold and around a recess configured to receive a circuit board; and cooling the molding compound until the solid USB drive is formed, the solid scented USB drive emitting a selective scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher W. E. Cote
  • Patent number: 9486550
    Abstract: An emanation device is described which comprises a housing defining a sealed container having a front wall and a rear wall defining the length and width of the housing and connected to each other by a top wall, a bottom wall and one or more side walls defining the depth of the housing, wherein the length and width are each greater than the depth; one or more vent holes in the housing; electrical plug pins connected to the rear wall of the housing, said plug pins being operatively connected to a heating means located within the interior of the housing; an absorbent pad containing a quantity of air treatment agent mounted within the interior of the housing; wherein the pad fills a majority of the length and width of the housing; and wherein the heating means is located in connection with or immediately adjacent to a central portion of the pad on the front face thereof where the front face of the pad is adjacent the front wall and remote from the face of the pad facing the rear wall and electrical plug pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Blagg, Avijit Das, Kristian Matthews
  • Patent number: 9486822
    Abstract: An emanation system is described comprising and emanation device and a replaceable refill of liquid, wherein the refill comprises: a sealed reservoir of a liquid containing one or more active materials wherein the active material comprises at least one of: a fragrance; an insecticide; a fungicide; a pesticide; a sanitizing material; and/or a pharmaceutical; a porous wick having a length which extends from the interior of the reservoir to the exterior thereof; a reservoir seal having at least one aperture through which the porous wick extends; and a hollow liquid conduit housed within the wick having a length substantially identical to the wick; and wherein the device comprises: an air pump; a fluid conduit in fluid communication with the air pump such that, in use, air pumped by the pump will flow through the fluid conduit; a nozzle located at the end of the fluid conduit remote from the air pump; a ejector constriction provided in the fluid conduit adjacent or substantially adjacent the nozzle; a liquid cond
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Johnson, Loic Marouse
  • Patent number: 9211355
    Abstract: A scent warmer has a base structure including a lower portion and a scented material-holding portion. The lower portion may include at least one sidewall and be at least substantially hollow. An electrical heat source and a filamentless electrical light source may be disposed in the base structure lower portion. The scent warmer may include a power supply input element for providing electrical power to the electrical heat source and the filamentless electrical light source. Methods of the invention may include methods of warming a scented material and methods of forming a scent warmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Scentsy, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Orville Thompson, Xiao Mingren
  • Patent number: 9109780
    Abstract: A safety aroma-diffusing night lamp assembly includes a body holding a coupling socket at the top, a lamp bulb inserted into the coupling socket and electrically connected to the body, a lampshade defining a bottom coupling hole coupled to the coupling socket and a top opening for holding an aroma capsule, and an aroma capsule including a disposable heat-transfer container mounted in the top opening of the lampshade and a solid aromatic substance contained in the disposable heat-transfer container and heatable by the radiating heat energy of the lamp bulb to release an aromatic smell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SERENE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE LTD.
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9084440
    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: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Gérard Zuber, Olivier Greim, Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Publication number: 20150144147
    Abstract: An exemplary atomizer for an electronic cigarette includes an atomizing tube, an atomizing assembly, a first fixing sleeve arranged at a first end of the atomizing tube, and a fixing tube received in the first end of the atomizing tube adjacent to the first fixing sleeve. The fixing tube receives the atomizing assembly and is connected to the first fixing sleeve. The atomizing tube defines a liquid reservoir. The fixing tube defines a liquid guiding chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: YONGHAI LI, ZHONGLI XU, HONGYONG LUO
  • Patent number: 9042712
    Abstract: An air freshener is configured to be carried by a power outlet of an automobile. The air freshener includes a scent capsule disposed in a housing. A heat source is disposed in the housing adjacent and opposing a permeable membrane of the scent capsule. The heat source is configured to heat the fragrant material in the scent capsule and accelerate permeation of the fragrant material through the permeable membrane of the sent capsule. A hatch is pivotally coupled to the housing and substantially contained within a hatch cavity with an outer surface that is substantially flush with an exterior of the housing in a closed position. The hatch can include a capsule cavity therein, carrying the scent capsule, and facing an interior of the housing in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Irvin, Nate Finlay
  • Patent number: 9028759
    Abstract: An aroma-diffusing heating device includes a heating base, an aroma capsule detachably accommodated in the heating base and heatable by the heating base to give off fragrance, and a cap capped on the heating base over the aroma capsule. The aroma capsule includes a heat-transfer container defining a top opening, an aromatic substance held in the heat-transfer container, and a sealing film bonded to the heat-transfer container to seal the aromatic substance in the heat-transfer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8983277
    Abstract: An angle-adjustable aroma diffuser is provided, including a hollow housing, a heat-transfer container, a heating component and an angle-adjustable electric plug. The hollow housing has a first opening and a second opening. The heat-transfer container is mounted in the hollow housing. The heating component is combined with a bottom side of the heat-transfer container. The angle-adjustable electric plug is combined with the second opening of the hollow housing. The angle-adjustable electric plug is electrically connected to the heating component. Therefore, an aroma capsule can be disposed in the heat-transfer container through the open end, the hollow housing and the heat-transfer container of the angle-adjustable aroma diffuser can rotate upward and modulate an angle, and the aroma capsule generates fragrance upward through the open end of the heat-transfer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20140355969
    Abstract: A cartomizer section of an electronic cigarette can be connected to a battery section of the electronic cigarette. The cartomizer section comprises a liquid reservoir operable to store liquid material and a one-way valve. The one-way valve is operable to seal an end of the cartomizer section which is in fluid communication with the liquid reservoir. The one-way valve is configured to allow one directional air flow towards a user's mouth during a draw on the electronic cigarette so as to prevent back flow of vapor produced during operation of the electronic cigarette towards the battery section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SIS Resources, Ltd.
    Inventor: Joel Stern
  • Patent number: 8891947
    Abstract: A fragrance dispenser includes a housing and a plurality of heating elements disposed in the housing. A controller is disposed in the housing to control an amount and temporal distribution of power distributed to each heating element. Prongs extend from the housing to provide power to the controller. A volatile material holder is held within the housing and includes a plurality of reservoirs adapted to align with the corresponding plurality of heating elements, wherein each of the plurality of reservoirs includes a volatile material. A mode selector switch is disposed on the housing. A setting of the mode selector switch at least partly determines the amount and temporal distribution of power distributed by the controller to each heating element. The setting includes at least one of a sequential setting, a concurrent setting, and a combined sequential and concurrent setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Hermann Neumann, Jeffrey J. Christianson, Marcelo Lauras Ginestel
  • Publication number: 20140332020
    Abstract: A cartridge of an electronic cigarette includes an oil reserving pipe, an oil obstructing plug and a heating assembly. The oil reserving pipe has an inner space for reserving a tobacco oil. The oil obstructing plug is arranged at an end of the oil reserving pipe and has an oil hole in communication with the inner space. The heating assembly is arranged under the oil obstructing plug and configured for heating and atomizing the tobacco oil penetrating through the oil hole. An atomizing device using the cartridge, and an electronic device using the atomizing device are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghai LI, Zhongli XU, Zhanpanbo XIA, Yunping Zhong
  • Publication number: 20140334801
    Abstract: A light and fragrance producing device includes an electrically powered light source and a separate electrically powered heating element. The device also includes a fragrance disk or cup that can emit fragrances when heated by the heating element. The fragrance disk also can be configured to remain solid while heated by the heating element rather than melting or evaporating. The fragrance cup can remain solid and contain hot or melted fragrance materials therein. The device can also include a decorative outer housing that can be interchangeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: IDC ENCHANTED LIGHTING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: John Browder, Matthew Kowalec, Alan Rushing, Brett Moody
  • Publication number: 20140334802
    Abstract: There is provided an aerosol generating device, including a vaporizer for heating an aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol; a plurality of air flow nozzles; and at least one air outlet. The air flow nozzles and the air outlet are arranged to define an air flow route between the air flow nozzles and the air outlet. Each of the air flow nozzles includes an aperture arranged to direct air towards the vicinity of the vaporizer in a direction across the surface of the vaporizer so as to manage particle size in the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Flavien Dubief
  • Patent number: 8881941
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an evaporator device for volatile substances provided with a closure system that facilitates the replacement of the refill or container of the volatile substance. The invention provides a safety closure system for the evaporator device, which makes difficult for children to get access to the tablet or container of the volatile substance. A closure member and a container are associated in such a manner that during the opening movement of the closure member, at least part of the container is extracted out of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zobele Holding S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Deflorian, Walter Sordo, Franco Zobele
  • Publication number: 20140290650
    Abstract: A handheld vapor dispenser with rapidly interchangeable vapor tubes extending outside of the dispenser housing. A first exemplary embodiment uses a battery and a timing circuit to volatize the vapor-producing material and a positive air pressure source, such as a squeeze bulb, to expel the vapor from the tube. A second exemplary embodiment is rechargeable and has multiple vapor tubes in parallel spaced-apart proximity extending from the housing. A recharging station for multiple vapor dispensers that also provides vapor tube storage and access is disclosed. A third exemplary embodiment couples positive air pressure to the air inlet of an electronic cigarette to expel vapor from the mouthpiece for flavoring drinks. A dispensing tube that sealingly attaches to the mouthpiece is also disclosed. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Johnathan Ivey
  • Patent number: 8787739
    Abstract: An aroma diffuser is provided, including: a diffuser having a hollow housing, a heat conduction container disposed in the hollow housing, a resistor disposed under the heat conduction container, and a plugging device installed in a second opening of the hollow housing and electrically connected to the resistor; and an aroma stone disposed in the heat conduction container that absorbs essential oil. The aroma stone can be disposed after the essential oil evaporates completely. The plugging device is a car plug that can be combined with an aroma stone used in a car; or a USB device that can be combined with a mobile device, a notebook computer, a desktop computer or any appliance with a USB connection port. When supplied with power, the resistor generates heat, and the heat conduction container conducts the heat to the aroma stone for the aroma stone to diffuse scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Serene House International Enterprise Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8781306
    Abstract: A smokable material vaporizer is disclosed, comprising of an enclosure having an elongated heating tube, a heating element, an air pump and a vapor collection receptacle for vaporizing a smokable material and allowing inhalation thereof. The heating tube is an elongated structure with a material loadable cap at its distal end and a screen for communicating vaporized material into the enclosure. The proximal end of the heating tube comprises a heating lamp element and a means to force air via a pump into the tube and through the screen. The heating lamp is powered by an electrical connection that includes a timer switch for safety and an activation switch. The lid of the enclosure is removable to reveal the attached heating tube, wherein smokable material is placed for the heating lamp to raise its temperature above vaporization levels, whereafter it is pumped into a collection receptacle bag for inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Hatten
  • Publication number: 20140178055
    Abstract: An incense burner includes a burner body, a cover, and at least one light source. The cover is located in the burner body and defines at least one through hole for movably receiving at least one electronic incense stick. The at least one light source is located in the burner body. The at least one light source emits light into the at least one electronic incense stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PO-CHOU CHEN