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Design
Charging unit for an aerosol generating device
17 May 22
Alexander Farrow
Filed: 29 Dec 20
Utility
Aerosol-generating article comprising a thermal indicator
17 May 22
An aerosol generating article is provided, including a combustible carbonaceous heat source; an aerosol-forming substrate; and a thermal indicator provided on an outer surface of the aerosol-generating article downstream of the combustible carbonaceous heat source.
Frederic Lavanchy
Filed: 29 Dec 16
Utility
Shisha device with air preheat without combustion
17 May 22
A shisha device article includes a vessel and an aerosol-generating element.
Felix Fernando, Michael Paton, David Cross, Eva Saade Latorre, Terence John Wilby
Filed: 26 Jun 18
Utility
Inductively Heatable Aerosol-forming Rods and Shaping Device for Usage In the Manufacturing of Such Rods
12 May 22
An inductively heatable aerosol-forming rod for an aerosol-generating article is provided, including a first cylindrical core portion including at least one of a first aerosol-forming substrate and a first flavoring material; a second cylindrical core portion separate from the first core portion including at least one of a second aerosol-forming substrate and a second flavoring material; at least one elongate susceptor laterally abutting the first and the second core portions in a non-bond manner such that the susceptor is sandwiched between the first and the second core portions; a sleeve portion arranged around the first and the second core portions and the susceptor, and including at least one of a filler material, a third aerosol-forming substrate, and a third flavoring material.
Rui Nuno BATISTA, Ivan PRESTIA
Filed: 27 Feb 20
Utility
Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing a Corrugated Web
12 May 22
There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a corrugated polymeric material web for an aerosol-generating article.
Rui Nuno Batista, Ivan Prestia
Filed: 24 Jan 20
Utility
Case with a Rotatable Holder for an Aerosol-generating Device
12 May 22
A case for an aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a case housing; a holder to receive the device and being movable with respect to the case housing between a closed position in which removal of the device from the holder is prevented and a docking position in which the device is removable; a case power supply within the case housing; a case electrical connector to supply power to the device received within the holder; a charging connector to receive power from an external power supply; a sensor to sense a position of the holder and to generate a signal indicative of the position; and a controller to receive the signal from the sensor, supply power to the case power supply when the signal indicates the holder is the closed position, and supply power when the signal indicates the holder is in the docking position.
Ricardo CALI
Filed: 19 Mar 20
Utility
Inspection Station and Method for Inspecting Sheet Material
12 May 22
The invention relates to an inspection station for crimped sheet material.
Rui Nuno Batista, Ricardo Cali
Filed: 4 Mar 20
Design
Aerosol generating device
10 May 22
Gerard Zuber, John Antony Stephenson, Jonathan Hogwood, Robert Simmonds, Yaan Kinally
Filed: 26 Mar 19
Utility
Aerosol generating article having cavity with particulate aerosol altering material
10 May 22
An aerosol generating article (10) comprises an aerosol generating substrate (12); a mouthpiece (14) comprising an element (20) defining a cavity having a longitudinal axis; and a particulate aerosol altering material (30) partially filling the cavity.
Clement Besso, Alen Kadiric
Filed: 11 Oct 18
Utility
Aerosol-generating device with an induction heater with a conical induction coil
10 May 22
An aerosol-generating device is provided, including a housing having a chamber configured to receive at least a portion of an aerosol-generating article, the chamber including at least one solid elongate heating element extending into the chamber in a longitudinal direction of the chamber and being configured to penetrate an aerosol-generating article received in the chamber, the heating element having a conical shape and being tapered at a free end thereof; an induction coil disposed around at least a portion of the chamber and having a conical shape; and a power supply and a controller connected to the induction coil and being configured to provide an alternating electric current to the induction coil such that the inductor coil generates a fluctuating magnetic field for heating the heating element disposed in the chamber.
Rui Nuno Batista, Tony Reevell
Filed: 6 Aug 18
Utility
Aerosol generating system with non-circular inductor coil
10 May 22
An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a housing having a chamber configured to receive at least a portion of an aerosol-generating article; an inductor coil disposed around at least a portion of the chamber; a plurality of elongate susceptor elements projecting into the chamber and spaced apart from each other, the susceptor elements each extending substantially parallel to a magnetic axis of the inductor coil; and a power supply and a controller connected to the inductor coil and configured to provide an alternating electric current to the inductor coil such that the inductor coil generates an alternating magnetic field to heat the susceptor elements and thereby heat at least a portion of the article received in the chamber, the inductor coil being helical and having a non-circular cross-sectional shape.
Jerome Christian Courbat, Oleg Mironov, Tony Reevell, Enrico Stura
Filed: 8 Aug 18
Utility
Vapor insert for holding a vapor source
10 May 22
The present invention provides devices for holding one or more vapor sources in a media inhaler.
Alex Stenzler, Steve Han, James Tibbatts, Steven Ellis
Filed: 8 Aug 18
Utility
Inductively Heatable Aerosol-forming Rods and Shaping Device for Usage In the Manufacturing of Such Rods
5 May 22
An inductively heatable aerosol-forming rod for an aerosol-generating article is provided, including one cylindrical core portion including a first aerosol-forming substrate; at least one elongate susceptor laterally abutting the cylindrical core portion in a non-bonded manner along a longitudinal axis of the aerosol-forming rod; and a sleeve portion arranged around the cylindrical core portion and the susceptor, the sleeve including at least one of a filler material and a second aerosol-forming substrate.
Rui Nuno BATISTA, Ivan PRESTIA
Filed: 27 Feb 20
Utility
Inductively Heatable Aerosol-generating Article, Method for Manufacturing Such an Article and an Apparatus for Manufacturing a Susceptor of Such an Article
5 May 22
An inductively heatable aerosol-generating article for an inductively heating aerosol-generating device is provided, including at least one aerosol-forming substrate and at least one susceptor in thermal proximity to the aerosol-forming substrate or thermal contact with the aerosol-forming substrate, the susceptor including an expanded metal sheet including a plurality of openings through the sheet.
Rui Nuno BATISTA, Yves JORDIL, Ivan PRESTIA
Filed: 27 Feb 20
Utility
Holder for Inhaler Article
5 May 22
A holder (150) for an inhaler article (110) includes a housing (151) defining an inhaler article cavity (154).
Gennaro Campitelli, Onur Dayioglu, Fabiana Spadaro, Gérard Zuber
Filed: 2 Mar 20
Utility
Piercing Device for Inhaler Article
5 May 22
A piercing device (150) contains a recessed piercing element (160) and is configured to receive a distal end (118) of an inhaler article (110).
Gennaro Campitelli, Onur Dayioglu, Fabiana Spadaro, Gérard Zuber
Filed: 2 Mar 20
Utility
Aerosol-generating Device with Closable Cavity
5 May 22
The invention relates to an aerosol-generating device comprising a main body and a top cover.
Rui Nuno Batista, Ricardo Cali, Edward Kiernan
Filed: 15 Jan 20
Utility
Inductively Heatable Aerosol-forming Rods and Shaping Device for Usage In the Manufacturing of Such Rods
5 May 22
An inductively heatable aerosol-forming rod for an aerosol-generating article is provided, including: at least one cylindrical core portion including at least one of a first aerosol-forming substrate and a first flavoring material; a first elongate susceptor laterally abutting the core portion at a first side along a longitudinal axis of the rod; a second elongate susceptor laterally abutting the core portion at second side along the longitudinal axis opposite to the first side such that the core portion is sandwiched between the first and the second susceptors; and a sleeve portion arranged around the core portion and the first and the second susceptors, the sleeve portion including at least one of a filler material, a second aerosol-forming substrate, and a second flavoring material.
Rui Nuno BATISTA, Ivan PRESTIA
Filed: 27 Feb 20
Utility
Aerosol-forming substrate and aerosol-delivery system
3 May 22
There is described an aerosol-forming substrate for use in combination with an inductive heating device.
Oleg Mironov, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik
Filed: 21 May 15
Utility
Visual user interface for aerosol-generating devices
3 May 22
A user interface, such as a visual user interface, is configured to display a static or motion image around an aerosol-generating device (10).
Michel Bessant
Filed: 25 Sep 18
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