Apple dating patent
This component has a heater that will activate to heat the substance that is sitting directly below it Apple’s method seems to be designed around not losing a lot of the substance inside of the chamber during the cooling process.
The e-cigarette is described in the patent having a cylindrical shape, thermal jacket and a body unit as well as a lid.“If I were a juror, I wouldn’t know what to do,” Kennedy said. “Nobody buys a car, even a Beetle, just because if its look,” he said.Sullivan conceded that in this example, VW might be entitled to most of the profits from a rival who copies the look of a Beetle or a Corvette. “What if it got two miles to a gallon and broke down every 50 miles?“It may be nobody wants to really pay much for the innards of the Corvette or the Beetle,” she said. ”For its part, Apple’s lawyers argued that the justices should stick with the old law and award the total profits to a company whose patented designs were copied by a rival.Samsung’s own documents in this case show that officials of the South Korean firm sought to create something like the i Phone, Apple attorney Seth Waxman said.The pages outline plans for a temperature-regulated plate inside a chamber that heats up a substance to form a vapor.‘A chamber body is to receive therein a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor,’ reads the patent.‘A plate whose bottom face rests on the substance inside the chamber body is temperature regulated, e.g., using a heater therein, which releases heat directly above the substance that lies below.’‘The plate slides downward as the substance is consumed by vaporization or sublimation.’Apple’s potential e-cigarette is described as having a cylindrical shape, thermal jacket and a body unit as well as a lid.
The patent also makes a suggestion that the substance placed in the vaporizer could be either a ‘solid precursor’ or a ‘liquid chemical’, which has some questioning if this unit will be used as a marijuana vaporizer.
Last week, a federal appeals court in Washington upheld a separate $120-million verdict against Samsung for infringing other parts of Apple’s i Phone patents.
Apple's been coasting on the success of the i Phone for years, but as we've previously written, the company desperately needs to put out a new and truly innovative product soon if it plans to keep up with the competition.
Patent law dating from 1887 says that infringing the design of “any article of manufacture …
shall be liable to the owner to the extent of his total profit.”Most of the justices seemed troubled by the “total profits” rule, but several said they were not certain of what to do.
The document also indicates that the unit could be used for both a ‘solid precursor’ and a ‘liquid chemical’, suggesting Apple could market if for marijuana use.