147 Shares 20379 Views 1 Comments
00:00:00
17 Dec

Just in! Apple Patents A Vaporizer for Concentrates

Jan 27, 2017
147 20380 1


The details are a bit hazy — that is, Apple’s (AAPL, Tech30) patent only describes “a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor,” not what the substance might be. The patent, filed by Apple employee Tetsuya Ishikawa, outlines plans for a temperature-regulated plate inside a chamber that heats up a substance to form a vapor. CNN Latest Reports on Apple Vaporizer

Many people use vapes to inhale nicotine or marijuana, and they are sometimes used as a replacement for cigarettes. The FDA began regulating vaping last year, and set rules for the manufacturing and distribution of vapes and their components.

Vaporizers are also used in industries like healthcare and agriculture, so it’s possible Apple is thinking bigger than personal use.

But if Apple’s future plans include making vapes for recreation, it would likely mean big corporations are getting into the weed business. Apple did not respond to a request for more information.

The U.S. is slowly becoming more amenable to recreational and medical marijuana. California voted to legalize recreational weed in November 2016. Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Of course, this is just a patent. The vaporizer joins Apple’s patented inventions including a foldable phone and a wraparound iPhone screen, neither of which we’ve seen in product form.

“Apple files lots of patents for lots of potential products and manufacturing methods.”

By Mike Wehner | January 27th, 2016

Some are weird, some are cool, and some make almost no sense, but a newly uncovered patent application from the company is one of the rare examples of all three; Apple just patented a vape.

The application, which was discovered by Digital Trends, is titled simply “Sublimator/Vaporizer” and describes a device that allows for the vaporization of an unidentified substance via a dual-chamber system. The abstract reads as follows:

“A chamber body is to receive therein a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor. 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.”

The device described in the patent is cylindrical in shape, including a thermal jacket and a body unit as well as a lid.

At first glance it might sound like a component of a modern day recreational vaporizer, either for nicotine or another substance such as marijuana, but the patent’s description of the heating element actually compressing onto the substance being vaporized is quite a bit different than anything on the market. It doesn’t sound like a system that would be suitable for vaping loose marijuana or tobacco, or even watery e-liquid. The only type of substance that would conceivably work well with such a chamber design would be some kind of thick liquid or concentrate or — and this is far more likely — some type of medicine.

Is it possible that Apple wants to get in on the vape game, or at least hold a few related patents? Perhaps, but it’s also just as likely that it’s a one-off that will fall into the depths of the patent archives like many others that carry Apple’s name.

Apple Patent Originally found on Vapor News

SOURCES: Vapor News | (http://www.vapor-news.com/2017/01/30/apple-just-patented-vape/) CNN | (http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/27/technology/apple-vape-patent-vaporizer/) BGR | (http://bgr.com/2017/01/27/apple-vaporizer-patent-vape/)

You may be interested

Orlando Vapor Show | Central Florida Fair & Expo
Uncategorized
182 shares9458 views

Orlando Vapor Show | Central Florida Fair & Expo

VaporB2B - Oct 12, 2017

    Booth Registration Call today for more information: 1-(844)-827-3222 Looking for Attendee Badges and/or General Admission Tickets? CLICK HERE FOR BADGES/TICKETS To…

FDA Extends U.S. Tobacco Product Manufacturing Establishment Registration and Product Listing Deadline to October 12, 2017 to Accommodate Technical Issues with FURLS
FDA Regulations, Vapor B2B, Vapor News
67 shares8423 views

FDA Extends U.S. Tobacco Product Manufacturing Establishment Registration and Product Listing Deadline to October 12, 2017 to Accommodate Technical Issues with FURLS

VaporB2B - Sep 29, 2017

Just five days before the September 30, 2017 registration deadline for U.S. manufacturing establishments, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Orlando Vapor Show™ 2017 in the Heart of Central Florida
Branding, Brands, Business
136 shares8726 views

Orlando Vapor Show™ 2017 in the Heart of Central Florida

VaporB2B - Sep 29, 2017

Join Vapor B2B at the Orlando Vapor Show Come to the Orlando Vapor Show, Orlando’s number one destination for vape community networking and…

One Response

  1. Pingback: Just in! Apple Patents A Vaporizer for Concentrates - vAds Marketplace

Most from this category