Patents Issued as of April 1, 2020

US20130319431A1

Electronic Cigarette

Abstract

An electronic cigarette is provided. The electronic cigarette includes a casing having three chambers located sequentially within the cylindrical casing. A battery and a fluid are located in the casing. Sealing elements form partitions between the chambers. A tube element is located in the second chamber, providing an air passage through the second chamber that is filled with fluid. A heating element is located in the third chamber and a fiber element having a first segment communicating with the heating element, and a second segment located in the second chamber, the fiber element carrying the fluid from the second chamber to the heating element.

US20140069444A1

 

Electronic Pipe

Abstract

An electronic pipe is provided. The electronic pipe includes a first pipe section having an electronic module and a first connector element that communicates with the electronic module. A second pipe section is structured to be removably attachable to the first pipe section, the second pipe section including a combustible material reservoir having a passageway that communicates with a mouthpiece receiver, with an aperture located on a surface of the second pipe section, the aperture communicating with the combustible material reservoir so that a fluid exterior to the electronic pipe can pass into the aperture, through the combustible material reservoir and into the passageway that communicates with the mouthpiece receiver and a second connector element structured to removably coupled to the first connector element, with both connector elements structured to transmit an electric current from the battery to a heating element located within the combustible material reservoir.

US20150047658A1

Electronic Cigarette

Abstract

An electronic cigarette is provided. The electronic cigarette includes a casing having two chambers located sequentially within the casing. A battery and a fluid are located in the casing. A sealing element forms a partition between the chambers. A tube element is located in the second chamber, providing an air passage between the two chambers. Also included is a fiber element that transfers fluid from a fluid containing member to a heating assembly.

US9526270B2

Synthetic or imitation nicotine compositions, processes, and methods of manufacture

Abstract

Processes and methods of manufacturing a synthetic or imitation nicotine product are provided. One process may include the steps of providing a plurality of areca fruits, drying the plurality of areca fruits, dehusking the plurality of areca fruits to obtain a plurality of areca nuts, chopping, shredding or grinding the plurality of areca nuts into a multiplicity of areca nut particles, introducing the multiplicity of areca nut particles into a tank containing water, agitating the multiplicity of areca nut particles to create a slurry, determining an amount of arecoline in the slurry and pumping the water having the predetermined amount of arecoline through a filter and into a holding tank and evaporating the arecoline from the water. An imitation nicotine product that may include 1% to 20% arecoline by weight with other elements may then be manufactured

US9994884B2

Processes and methods of manufacture of arecoline

Abstract

Processes and methods of manufacturing an areca fruit product. One process may include the steps of providing a plurality of areca fruits, drying the plurality of areca fruits, dehusking the plurality of areca fruits to obtain a plurality of areca nuts, chopping, shredding or grinding the plurality of areca nuts into a multiplicity of areca nut particles, introducing the multiplicity of areca nut particles into a tank containing water, agitating the multiplicity of areca nut particles to create a slurry, determining an amount of arecoline in the slurry and pumping the water having the predetermined amount of arecoline through a filter and into a holding tank and concentrating the arecoline in an evaporator. Additional steps include fermentation, distillation, pasteurization, and cold pressing of the arecoline to produce a synthetic nicotine and/or botanical pesticide.

US10021906B2

Electronic pipe with modified heat source

Abstract

An electronic pipe includes a first pipe section having an electronic module and a first connector element that communicates with the electronic module. A second pipe section is attached to the first pipe section, the second pipe section including a combustible material reservoir having a passageway that communicates with a mouthpiece receiver, with an aperture located on a surface of the second pipe section, the aperture communicating with the combustible material reservoir so that a fluid exterior to the electronic pipe can pass into the aperture, through the combustible material reservoir and into the passageway that communicates with the mouthpiece receiver and a second connector element coupled to the first connector element, with both connector elements structured to transmit an electric current from the battery to a laser diode or induction coil heat source located within the combustible material reservoir.

US20190059444A1

Electronic vaporizer with laser heat source

Abstract

A vaporizer has a housing containing a power source. A laser assembly containing a laser module, such as a laser diode, is electrically coupled to the power source. A laser intensifier thermal transfer module contains a heating plate and is attached to the laser assembly. A cartridge assembly includes an inhalant supply cartridge containing inhalant, such as liquid or concentrate. The inhalant is in contact with the heating plate by way of a wick that draws the inhalant out of the supply cartridge. The laser assembly is receives electric current from the power source to activate the laser module causing the laser module to emit a beam directed toward the heating plate. The heating plate focuses the beam and generates heat sufficient to vaporize the inhalant. The inhalant is drawn through an air passageway in the cartridge for inhalation by the user.

US20180035721A1

Electronic Cigarette

Abstract

A heating device for an electronic smoking apparatus has a heating element encased in a bulb so that e-liquid does not come in contact with the heating element, but rather is heated indirectly by the bulb. The heating element is in electrical communication with electrical contacts exterior of the bulb, which contacts are placed in electrical communication with a power source such as a battery. The bulb can be made of glass, quartz, or similar inert silica-based compositions. The bulb can be shaped and sized to accommodate the components of a variety of electronic smoking apparatus.

US20180049466A1

Electronic Cigarette

Abstract

A heating device for an electronic smoking apparatus has a heating element encased in a bulb so that e-liquid does not come in contact with the heating element, but rather is heated indirectly by the bulb. The heating element is in electrical communication with electrical contacts exterior of the bulb, which contacts are placed in electrical communication with a power source such as a battery. The bulb can be made of glass, quartz, or similar inert silica-based compositions. The bulb can be shaped and sized to accommodate the components of a variety of electronic smoking apparatus. The bulb includes an indentation or an external protrusion that functions as a reservoir to receive and retain inhalant material such as liquids, concentrates or herbal material.

US10111461B2

Electronic vaping material container

Abstract

An inhalant material container for electronic smoking device is a cup-like storage container with an open top and a closed bottom. The container is made of quartz, glass, or other like materials. The container has a frangible seal covering the open top and an aperture to promote air flow through the container. The container is removably inserted into the heating chamber of an electronic smoking device. The container allows for heating of the inhalant material with the material coming in direct contact with the heating element in the heating chamber. The container is easily removed and replaced for on demand use. The container can be used in conjunction with a threaded connector and a two-piece heating chamber. The two-piece heating chamber has an internal punch to automatically puncture the seal of the container prior to use.