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US10039313B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10039313B2
Publication date: 2018-08-07
Application number: 14/398,070
Filing date: 2013-03-15
Inventor: Mironov, Oleg  
Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for manufacturing smoking articles. First multi-segment components are formed each comprising a combustible heat source, an aerosol-forming substrate and an airflow directing segment by feeding a stream of combustible heat sources, aerosol-forming substrates and airflow directing segments along a moving delivery path, compacting the segments into groups; wrapping each group; and cutting the web of material between groups to separate the individual first multi-segment components from each other. A stream of first multi-segment components are fed onto a receiving means, and a stream of second multi-segment components, each comprising a mouthpiece and at least one further segment, are also fed onto the receiving means. A first multi-segment component and a second multi-segment component are combined by wrapping the components in a web material to form an individual smoking article having a combustible heat source at a first end and a mouthpiece at a second end. The present invention provides a method and apparatus for manufacturing smoking articles. First multi-segment components are formed each comprising a combustible heat source, an aerosol-forming substrate and an airflow directing segment by feeding a stream of combustible heat ...more ...less
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US10039315B1
Publication/Patent Number: US10039315B1
Publication date: 2018-08-07
Application number: 15/614,492
Filing date: 2017-06-05
Abstract: A tobacco product is formed by rolling moistened tobacco leaves about a cylindrical form casing and allowing the leaves to dry to form a shell. After the form casing is removed a consumer can fill the shell with crushed tobacco leaves of a favorite blend, thereby eliminating some steps in the making of a “roll-your-own” tobacco product. A tobacco product is formed by rolling moistened tobacco leaves about a cylindrical form casing and allowing the leaves to dry to form a shell. After the form casing is removed a consumer can fill the shell with crushed tobacco leaves of a favorite blend, thereby eliminating ...more ...less
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US10039321B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10039321B2
Publication date: 2018-08-07
Application number: 14/196,729
Filing date: 2014-03-04
Abstract: An electronic cigarette or vaporizer may include a shell and a cartomizer receivable within a chamber within a portion of the shell. The cartomizer may hold a vaporizable fluid, dry substance, or other vaporizable substance such as a wax. A charger may also be included which in one embodiment may be insertable into the chamber, and in another embodiment may be connectable to an end of the shell. Various electrical components, such as a printed circuit board, a rechargeable battery, various indicator lights, a sensor, and display screen, for instance, improve the functionality of the vaporizer from known vaporizers. Magnets are also provided in order to secure the cartomizer or the charger to the shell. An electronic cigarette or vaporizer may include a shell and a cartomizer receivable within a chamber within a portion of the shell. The cartomizer may hold a vaporizable fluid, dry substance, or other vaporizable substance such as a wax. A charger may also be included which in ...more ...less
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US10051887B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10051887B2
Publication date: 2018-08-21
Application number: 14/369,838
Filing date: 2012-12-28
Abstract: A method of using an aerosol-generating device is provided, including bringing a heating element of the aerosol-generating device into contact with an aerosol-forming substrate, raising a temperature of the heating element to a first temperature to heat the aerosol-forming substrate sufficiently to form an aerosol, removing the heating element from contact with the aerosol-forming substrate and heating the heating element to a second temperature, higher than the first temperature, to thermally liberate organic materials adhered to or deposited on the heating element. An aerosol-generating device is also provided, including a heating element coupled to a controller configured to heat the heating element to the first temperature and to the second temperature. A method of using an aerosol-generating device is provided, including bringing a heating element of the aerosol-generating device into contact with an aerosol-forming substrate, raising a temperature of the heating element to a first temperature to heat the aerosol-forming ...more ...less
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US10051893B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10051893B2
Publication date: 2018-08-21
Application number: 15/219,195
Filing date: 2016-07-25
Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes; more particularly, to electronic cigarettes and chargers. In various embodiments, the e-cigarette includes a power supply portion comprising a power supply, an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion comprising a liquid reservoir and an atomizer, the atomizer operable when connected to the power supply to atomize liquid stored in the liquid reservoir, and control electronics, where the control electronics are configured to execute a set of computer readable instructions to place the electronic smoking device in an operation mode, a communication mode, and a charge mode. Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a charger for an electronic smoking device. Aspects of the disclosure are further directed to a system comprising an electronic smoking device and a charger. Aspects of the disclosure are further directed to a method for charging an electronic smoking device. Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes; more particularly, to electronic cigarettes and chargers. In various embodiments, the e-cigarette includes a power supply portion comprising a power supply, an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion comprising a ...more ...less
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US10051892B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10051892B2
Publication date: 2018-08-21
Application number: 15/028,107
Filing date: 2014-10-07
Abstract: The present invention pertains to an aerosol transferring adapter for an aerosol generating device, comprising a liquid storage component and a mouthpiece. The liquid storage component comprises a liquid reservoir for holding a liquid used to generate an aerosol, an airflow channel leading through the liquid reservoir, and a connector fitting arranged around the airflow channel. The mouthpiece comprises at least two mouthpiece compartments being fluidly separated from each other and each leading from at least one mouthpiece inlet to at least one mouthpiece outlet, and a mouthpiece fitting arranged around the mouthpiece inlet and configured to be alignably connected to the connector fitting of the liquid storage component. The present invention pertains to an aerosol transferring adapter for an aerosol generating device, comprising a liquid storage component and a mouthpiece. The liquid storage component comprises a liquid reservoir for holding a liquid used to generate an aerosol, an airflow ...more ...less
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US10051889B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10051889B2
Publication date: 2018-08-21
Application number: 14/661,563
Filing date: 2015-03-18
Inventor: Chen, Zhiping  
Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a control chip, the control chip includes: a driving module configured to output a current to drive the electronic cigarette to work; an open-circuit detecting module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to sample and detect the current, and send out an open-circuit enable signal when a sampled current is less than a internal reference current; a short-circuit detecting module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to sample and detect the current, and send out a short-circuit enable signal when the sampled current is greater than the internal reference current; and a control module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to receive the open-circuit enable signal and the short-circuit enable signal, and send a shutdown signal to the driving module. An electronic cigarette includes a control chip, the control chip includes: a driving module configured to output a current to drive the electronic cigarette to work; an open-circuit detecting module electrically connected to the driving module, and configured to sample and ...more ...less
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US10045563B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10045563B2
Publication date: 2018-08-14
Application number: 14/714,213
Filing date: 2015-05-15
Abstract: An exemplary electronic cigarette includes an atomizer and a power supply. The atomizer includes one of a first connector and a second connector, and the power supply includes the other of a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a cylindrical plug. The plug has a recessed portion in a side surface thereof. The second connector includes a holder, a movable component, and a force exerting component. The holder is configured for receiving the plug. The movable component is movable arranged on a sidewall of the holder. The force exerting component is configured for exerting an elastic force on the movable component. The movable component is configured for ejecting from the sidewall to engage in the recessed portion when the movable component ejecting from the sidewall, and for retracting relative to the sidewall when the plug is inserted into the holder. An exemplary electronic cigarette includes an atomizer and a power supply. The atomizer includes one of a first connector and a second connector, and the power supply includes the other of a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a cylindrical plug ...more ...less
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US10045561B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10045561B2
Publication date: 2018-08-14
Application number: 13/996,707
Filing date: 2011-12-22
Inventor: Flick, Jean-marc  
Abstract: An aerosol generating system is provided, including: a storage portion for storing an aerosol-forming substrate, an aerosol generating element for generating an aerosol from the aerosol-forming substrate, control circuitry in communication with the storage portion, and disabling component within the storage portion for rendering the storage portion inoperable in the aerosol generating system in response to a disable signal from the control circuitry. There is also provided a method in an aerosol generating system, including sending a disable signal from the control circuitry to the disabling component following a determination that an amount of the aerosol-substrate in the storage portion is below a threshold level or following a determination of a malfunction in the system. An aerosol generating system is provided, including: a storage portion for storing an aerosol-forming substrate, an aerosol generating element for generating an aerosol from the aerosol-forming substrate, control circuitry in communication with the storage portion, and disabling ...more ...less
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US9913496B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9913496B2
Publication date: 2018-03-13
Application number: 15/037,678
Filing date: 2014-05-26
Inventor: Lin, Guangrong  
Abstract: A vaporizer device of cotton-free e-cigarette, comprising: an outer sleeve, a supporting frame arranged inside the outer sleeve, a vaporizer unit fixed into the supporting frame, a filter piece and a liquid percolation piece sequentially connected to one end of the supporting frame, and a fixation seat connected to other end of the supporting frame. A backflow groove is made inside the supporting frame to prevent leakage caused by the backflow of residual liquid. The filter piece is made of heat-resisting material. The liquid percolation piece is connected at one end with a liquid storage cup by snap joints. Another end of the filter piece keeps a safe distance away from the vaporizer unit to avoid being burned. The liquid storage cup and the outer sleeve are assembled to form a slit therebetween to prevent the backflow of residual liquid. A vaporizer device of cotton-free e-cigarette, comprising: an outer sleeve, a supporting frame arranged inside the outer sleeve, a vaporizer unit fixed into the supporting frame, a filter piece and a liquid percolation piece sequentially connected to one end of the supporting ...more ...less
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US10045564B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10045564B2
Publication date: 2018-08-14
Application number: 15/633,434
Filing date: 2017-06-26
Inventor: Hon, Lik  
Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a shell and a mouthpiece. The external wall of the shell has an air inlet. An atomizer and a liquid-supply are in contact with each other. The air inlet, atomizer, and an aerosol passage are interconnected.
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US9943106B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9943106B2
Publication date: 2018-04-17
Application number: 14/905,156
Filing date: 2014-07-24
Abstract: A package in the form of a pouch comprises a first flexible sheet part 6 and a second flexible sheet part 7. The pouch comprises a first permanent seal 14 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7 along a first edge 12 of the pouch. The pouch comprises a second permanent seal 15 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7 along a second edge 13 of the pouch opposite to the first edge 12. The pouch comprises a first temporary seal 16 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7, the first temporary seal 16 extending across the pouch between the first permanent seal 14 and the second permanent seal 15. The pouch comprises a second temporary seal 17 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7, the second temporary seal 17 extending across the pouch between the first permanent seal 14 and the second permanent seal 15. The pouch comprises a first compartment 20 bounded by the first sheet part 6, the second sheet part 7, the first permanent seal 14, the second permanent seal 15 and the first temporary seal 16 and a second compartment 21 bounded by the first sheet part 6, the second sheet part 7, the first permanent seal 14, the second permanent seal 15, the first temporary seal 16 and the second temporary seal 17. A package in the form of a pouch comprises a first flexible sheet part 6 and a second flexible sheet part 7. The pouch comprises a first permanent seal 14 between the first sheet part 6 and the second sheet part 7 along a first edge 12 of the pouch. The pouch comprises a second ...more ...less
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US9943110B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9943110B2
Publication date: 2018-04-17
Application number: 15/150,632
Filing date: 2016-05-10
Inventor: Liu, Qiuming  
Abstract: An electronic cigarette and a method for controlling atomization of the electronic cigarette are provided. The electronic cigarette includes an atomizer and a battery rod assembly. The atomizer is formed by detachably connecting a liquid cup assembly and an atomizer core. A control unit is provided to be electrically connected to the atomizer and the battery rod assembly. A conductive cartridge that is conductive is sleeved on the battery, and the suction nozzle and the conductive cartridge can be conducted. The control unit controls the battery to supply power to the atomizer to atomize cigarette liquid when detecting that the suction nozzle is conducted with the conductive cartridge, which effectively prevents an automatic operation of the atomizer and avoids a waste of the cigarette liquid and the energy while facilitating the user operation. An electronic cigarette and a method for controlling atomization of the electronic cigarette are provided. The electronic cigarette includes an atomizer and a battery rod assembly. The atomizer is formed by detachably connecting a liquid cup assembly and an atomizer core. A ...more ...less
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US9943113B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9943113B2
Publication date: 2018-04-17
Application number: 15/316,172
Filing date: 2014-06-03
Inventor: Liu, Qiuming  
Abstract: An atomizer and an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body. Sequentially provided on the electronic cigarette body are a mouthpiece cover, an atomizing component, and a battery component. The mouthpiece cover covers an end surface of the atomizing component. Provided within the atomizing component are an e-liquid storage space used for storing an e-liquid, an atomizing core used for atomizing the e-liquid and electrically connected to the battery component, and a smoke channel used for discharging smoke to the mouthpiece cover and extended along the axis of the atomizing component. At least two smoke outlet gaps in communication with the smoke channel are formed on the end surface of the mouthpiece cover. The smoke outlet gaps are extended from the center of the end surface of the mouthpiece cover towards the periphery of the end surface of the mouthpiece cover. An atomizer and an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body. Sequentially provided on the electronic cigarette body are a mouthpiece cover, an atomizing component, and a battery component. The mouthpiece cover covers an end surface of ...more ...less
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US9943114B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9943114B2
Publication date: 2018-04-17
Application number: 15/323,803
Filing date: 2015-07-09
Inventor: Batista, Rui Nuno  
Abstract: There is provided an aerosol-forming cartridge for an electrically operated aerosol-generating system. The cartridge includes a base layer and at least one aerosol-forming substrate disposed on the base layer and including a tobacco-containing material with volatile tobacco flavor compounds that are releasable from the aerosol-forming substrate. The base layer and the at least one aerosol-forming substrate are in contact at a contact surface, which is substantially planar. There is provided an aerosol-forming cartridge for an electrically operated aerosol-generating system. The cartridge includes a base layer and at least one aerosol-forming substrate disposed on the base layer and including a tobacco-containing material with volatile tobacco ...more ...less
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US9943116B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9943116B2
Publication date: 2018-04-17
Application number: 15/353,545
Filing date: 2016-11-16
Assignee: LUNATECH, LLC
Abstract: Provided are systems, methods and/or electronic vapor devices configured to analyze matter of at least one of smoke, vapor or other material in order to at least one of analyze, classify, compare, validate, refute and catalog said matter, then reference conditions in order to send system alerts triggered by defined analytical parameters. Provided are systems, methods and/or electronic vapor devices configured to analyze matter of at least one of smoke, vapor or other material in order to at least one of analyze, classify, compare, validate, refute and catalog said matter, then reference conditions in order to ...more ...less
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US10010108B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10010108B2
Publication date: 2018-07-03
Application number: 14/725,556
Filing date: 2015-05-29
Inventor: Fath, Scott A.  
Abstract: A method of displaying an electronic vaping device, display packages, blanks for forming a display package for containing an elongated body housing an electronic vaping device, and a method of manufacturing a display package for an electronic vaping device, include establishing a box structure having an inner cavity and a side portion, dividing the side portion into a lower retention portion, an upper retention portion, and a window recess portion, the dividing including establishing a side recess panel at a location along a first side panel of the box structure, establishing a front recess panel along a front panel of the box structure, and establishing the window recess portion by folding the first and front recess panels into the box structure. The front recess panel is attached to the side recess panel, and the front recess panel has a width greater than that of the side recess panel. A method of displaying an electronic vaping device, display packages, blanks for forming a display package for containing an elongated body housing an electronic vaping device, and a method of manufacturing a display package for an electronic vaping device, include establishing ...more ...less
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US9888719B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9888719B2
Publication date: 2018-02-13
Application number: 14/634,124
Filing date: 2015-02-27
Inventor: