Identification information containing product for usage in electrically heated smoking system

FIELD: tobacco industry.

SUBSTANCE: electrically heated smoking system contains the following elements: a smoking product containing identification information printed on the product; a cavity for at least partial reception of the smoking product; at least one heating element; an energy source for energy supply to the said at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and to the said at least one heating element and a detector able to detect the smoking product presence in the cavity and to differentiate the smoking product from other products designed for usage with the smoking system based on the identification information printed on the smoking product.

EFFECT: method ensures identification of the smoking product heated by the smoking system.

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The present invention relates to a product containing identification information for use in electrically heated Smoking system. The present invention additionally relates to electrically heated Smoking system for receiving such products. The product may be a product for cleaning or Smoking product.

In some previously known documents, for example, in the documents US-A-5060671, US-A-5388594, US-A-5505214, WO-A-2004/043175, EP-A-1618803, EP-A-1736065 and WO-A-2007/131449, discloses an electrically active Smoking system, which has several advantages. One advantage is that their use is greatly reduced side-stream smoke, at the same time is able to selectively suspend and again Smoking a smoker.

Electrically heated Smoking system usually contain an energy source, e.g. a battery, connected to the heater for heating aerosolforschung substrate, for the formation of aerosol delivered to the smoker. In action these electrically heated Smoking system is usually reported to be a powerful ripple heater to ensure the temperature range desired for action and release of volatile compounds. Electrically heated Smoking system can be used is the odds again and they can be designed to receive a disposable Smoking articles containing aerosoltherapy substrate for the formation of the aerosol.

Tobacco products that are created for use with electrically heated Smoking system, are usually specially designed products, as they have aromatic and flavor components are formed and released by adjustable heating aerosolforschung substrate without combustion taking place in the cigarettes with a tobacco part and other Smoking products. Thus, the structure of the Smoking product, designed for use with electrically heated Smoking system may differ from the structure of Smoking with a tobacco product part. The use of Smoking products Smoking part with an electrically heated Smoking system can result in an unpleasant feeling at the consumer while Smoking and can also cause damage to the system, as, for example, Smoking product is not compatible with the system. In addition, there may be a number of different Smoking products, each of which is made for use with the system, but each of which can create a different experience for the consumer while Smoking.

Some of the previously known electrically agravaine Smoking systems contain a detector, with the help of which you can determine whether Smoking products in the Smoking-room system. The aim of the invention is to provide an improved electrically heated Smoking system containing the detector with additional Funktsionalnyi opportunities for smoker, and creation of advanced products for use with this system.

According to the first aspect of the invention, the set of electrically heated Smoking system, comprising: a Smoking article containing the identification information printed on it; the cavity to at least partially accept a Smoking product; at least one heating element; an energy source for supplying energy to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a Smoking product in the cavity and to distinguish Smoking product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, on the basis of identification information printed on Smoking product.

According to the first aspect of the invention, the set also electrically heated Smoking system for receiving Smoking and the Delia, designed for use with the Smoking system, where the system includes: a cavity to at least partially accept a Smoking product; Smoking article containing the identification information printed on it; the energy source to supply energy to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a Smoking product in the cavity and to distinguish Smoking product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information printed on Smoking product.

Using the detector can not only determine the presence of a Smoking product in the cavity, but also to determine the difference between one product from other products. This method is based on the identification information on the product. Electrically heated Smoking system preferably can be reused. Each Smoking article preferably is disposable.

While Smoking product and its aerosoltherapy the substrate can be completely introduced into the cavity and, thus, can be contained completely in electrically on RevEmu Smoking system. In this case, the consumer can make torque, using a mouthpiece electrically heated Smoking system. Alternative during the Smoking article may be partially introduced into the cavity so that aerosoltherapy substrate fully or partially housed in electrically heated Smoking system. In this case, the consumer can make torque directly through the Smoking product, or through the mouthpiece electrically heated Smoking system.

Electrically heated Smoking system is preferably to initiate the operation after detection by the detector Smoking product in the cavity. The system can be initiated in the case when the electrical means connected to the energy source and at least one heating element. Alternative or additionally, the system can be initiated in the case when the system switches from standby mode. Alternative or additionally, the system may further comprise a switch, and the system can be triggered by turning on the switch, causing the at least one heating element is heated only when the determined availability of the product in the cavity. Initiating a system of mo is no addition or alternative to contain other stages.

Using the detector can determine whether Smoking product in the cavity.

Thanks to this system, and a Smoking article according to the invention have several advantages. For example, conserve energy, because the system does not need to constantly be in action mode, and can be in standby mode and can be switched to action only after determining the availability of the product. In addition, the amount of energy used can be optimized for a particular user when the presence of a Smoking product, depending on the Smoking habits of the consumer. Using system also provides the opportunity costs over a short period of time prior to the execution of the first tightening when using the Smoking product, as a Smoking product can be heated once defined his existence. This minimizes the time delay between the first tightened securely to the consumer, and inhalation of aerosol. In addition, it may be secured, as the system is activated only after determining the availability of products of proper quality. Thus, the possibility of switching the heating element in the presence of products of inadequate quality.

The detector can also be made with the possibility of ODA the division of fact extraction Smoking product from the cavity. In this case, the system may be configured to switch from mode to the standby mode. Alternative or additionally, if the system contains a switch, the switch can be turned off when removing the Smoking articles of the cavity.

Using the detector can also detect differences between products, which provides a number of advantages. In particular, using the detector can detect differences between products for cleaning and a Smoking product. Additionally, many products may contain a variety of Smoking products, and the detector may be configured to determine differences between each of a variety of Smoking products made for use with the Smoking system. In addition, many products can contain many products for cleaning, and the detector may be configured to determine differences between each of the many products for cleaning, made for use with the Smoking system.

Electric tool preferably includes programmable controller, for example, a microcontroller, for adjustable electric heating element. In one embodiment, the controller can be programmed through the use of the software. As an alternative, the controller can be used is by special means, for example, problem-oriented integrated chip (poms), which can be programmed through the use of custom on request logical block in electric vehicles for a specific application. Electric tool preferably contain a processor. Additionally, the electrical means may include a storage device for storing preferences of the specific heat of Smoking products and, not necessarily, products for cleaning, consumer preferences, habits of the area the consumer or other information. Stored information preferably can be updated or replaced depending on the use of certain tobacco products and products for cleaning the Smoking-room system. Information can also be downloaded from the Smoking-room system.

In one described example embodiment, the electrical means include a sensor for detecting the air flow, indicating that consumers tightening. The sensor may include a thermistor. The sensor may be an Electromechanical device. Alternative sensor may be any of several devices: mechanical device, optical device, optomechanical device and sensor-based microelectromechanicalsystems (MEMS). In this case, the electric tool can be executed with the possibility of a surge of electric current, at least one heating element after determining with the sensor that consumers tightening. In an alternative embodiment, the system further comprises a switch input for manual operation to initiate tightening the consumer.

Electric tool preferably with the possibility of implementation of the Protocol of heating at least one heating element, based on the use of certain Smoking products identified by the detector.

The Protocol of heating can contain one or more parameters: the maximum operating temperature of the heating element; the maximum period of time of heating for the delay; the minimum period of time between puffs; the maximum number of puffs that can be made using a Smoking product; and the maximum total period of time of heating of Smoking products. Creating a Protocol heating, designed for a specific Smoking products is the preferred factor, so as to aerosolforschung substrates in certain tobacco products may require more experience area or inside the camping stronger sensations while Smoking with the provision of the special conditions of heating. As already mentioned, the electrical means are preferably programmable, and in this case you can store and update various protocols heating.

Electric tool preferably for storing information based on specific Smoking product identified by the detector. This allows the monitoring of various types of Smoking products that are used by a specific user, for tracking consumer preferences. Information can be stored in electric vehicles, preferably in a storage device. The information preferably can be removed from electrical equipment.

In one embodiment, the product is one of many products made for use with the system. In this case, the detector can detect the presence of the product in the cavity, as well as distinguishing the product from other products from a variety of products made for use with the system, based on the identification information. Many products may contain a variety of Smoking products. Additionally or alternatively many products may contain one or more products for cleaning.

In one embodiment, the system is designed to accept a variety of Smoking products, content is asih identification information, printed on them, and the system is made for action only when using subgroups of Smoking products from a variety of Smoking products made for use with the Smoking system; and each Smoking product of subgroups can be identified by the detector on the basis of the identification information printed on Smoking product.

Thus, the system can be configured to use only certain of Smoking products by, for example, programming of electrical equipment. This distinguishing feature provides several advantages. First, this way you can reduce or eliminate the use of counterfeit tobacco products for use with the system. Secondly, this way you can provide an opportunity for manufacturers or distributors to limit the range of Smoking products that can be used with the system, for example, to the range of different Smoking products available in different regions or jurisdictions. Thirdly, this method can also provide the possibility of making the Smoking-room system for use with various subgroups of Smoking products. For example, Smoking system, when buying it, you can use the first subgroup of Smoking products. After you upgrade to an electric fry the STV Smoking system can be used with the second, larger subgroup of Smoking products. After further updates of electrical equipment hookah system can be used with a third, larger subgroup of Smoking products.

In addition, various tobacco products can be adapted for use with different products for cleaning or for different frequency of cleaning. For example, when using particular aerosolforschung substrate may require specific cleaning ingredient for optimal cleaning of the Smoking-room system. Thus, if a Smoking system is made for use with different sub-groups of Smoking articles, the Smoking system may also be implemented for use with the corresponding subgroups of products for cleaning.

Thus, through the application of the detector with which it is possible to determine the differences between different types of products made for use with the system, can be achieved in various advantages. One such advantage is that can be optimized the energy consumption of the system due to the identification used certain cleaning products or Smoking products. In addition, using the detector to determine the number of Smoking products and what types of Smoking indelible used with Smoking system and that data can be used to determine when or how often you want to clean a Smoking system and how product for cleaning need to clean a Smoking system. Moreover, using tobacco system based on the identification information can identify the differences between different types of Smoking products, different types of products for cleaning, and different batches of Smoking products of the same type.

In one embodiment, the detector includes an optical sensor containing at least one light emitter and at least one light sensor. In one embodiment, the detector may include one light emitter and one light sensor. In other embodiments, implementation of the detector may contain more than one light sensor in the form of one-dimensional (e.g., linear) array of photosensitive sensors. In additional embodiments, the implementation of the detector may contain more than one light sensor in the form of a two-dimensional array of photosensitive sensors.

Identification information printed on Smoking product may contain one or more parameters: type Smoking articles; type aerosolforschung substrate; the date of manufacture, place of manufacture; lot number and the other is their data, concerning the manufacture, and expiration date.

The identification information may be printed on the product in different types. For printing can be used in a variety of printing ink, comprising: a visible printing ink; ultraviolet (UV) printing ink; an infrared (IR) printing ink; fosforescente printing ink; fluorescent printing ink and metallic ink. In one embodiment, the identification information contains many lines and spaces. Lines and spaces can be essentially around the periphery of the product. Lines and spaces can have a fixed width or variable width. The identification information may be encoded in the form of a one-dimensional bar code that contains many lines and spaces. In another embodiment, the identification information contains a two-dimensional array. A two-dimensional array can contain a data matrix or any other two-dimensional bar code.

This product can be used one or more different ways of encoding to provide identification information. Similarly, the detector may include one or more different types of sensors.

The identification information may be performed in such a way that it was changed during n is grave, in order to determine whether Smoking is already Smoking product. The information is designed in such a way that it was changed during heating can be provided in addition to the identification information. This means that can be provided by two separate groups of information. Alternative identification information may be performed in such a way that it was changed during heating. This means that there can be provided one group of information. For example, information may be printed on the product, and the appearance of information, may change or may completely disappear during heating.

In addition, the information made so that it was changed during heating can be provided to determine the extent to which you used the product. For example, the information may indicate how long the Smoking product hot or what number of puffs was done.

At least one heating element may contain a single heating element. Alternatively, at least one heating element may contain more than one heating element. The heating element or heating elements can be made accordingly so that the most effective was heated to aerosolizes is a first substrate in the Smoking product.

At least one heating element preferably contains an electrically resistive material. Suitable electrically resistive materials include (but their composition is not limited to this list): semiconductors, such as doped ceramic materials, electrically "conductive" ceramic materials (for example, molybdenum disilicide), carbon, graphite, metals, metal alloys and composite materials made from ceramic materials and metals. Such composite materials may include doped or undoped ceramic materials. Examples of suitable doped ceramic materials include doped silicon carbide. Examples of suitable metals include titanium, zirconium, tantalum and platinum group metals. Examples of suitable metal alloys include stainless steel, Nickel-, cobalt-, chromium-, aluminum-, titanium-, zirconium-, hafnium, niobium, molybdenum, tantalum, tungsten, tin, gallium-, manganese - and iron-containing alloys, and superalloys based on Nickel, iron, cobalt, stainless steel, Timetal® and alloys based on iron-manganese-aluminum. In composite materials electrically resistive material may not necessarily be sealed, encapsulated or covered with insulating material, or Vice versa, depending on the kinetics of transfer is the power and the required external physico-chemical properties. Examples of suitable composite heating elements disclosed in the documents US-A-5498855, WO-A-03/095688 and US-A-5514630.

Alternatively, at least one heating element may contain an infrared heating element, the light source, for example such as that described in the document US-A-5934289, or inductive heating element, for example such as that described in the document US-A-5613505.

At least one heating element may be performed in any suitable form. For example, at least one heating element may be in the form of a heating blade, for example, described in documents US-A-5388594, US-A-5591368 and US-A-5505214. Alternatively, at least one heating element may be in the form of housing or substrate containing various conductive parts, as described in document EP-A-1128741, or in the form of electrically resistive metal tube, as described in document WO-A-2007/066374. The alternative may also be suitable device containing one or more heated needles or rods passing through the center aerosolforschung substrate, as described in documents KR-A-100636287 and JP-A-2006320286. Alternatively, at least one heating element may be a disk (limit) heater or a combination of disk heater load is by needles or rods. Other alternative devices contain a heated wire or monofilament, for example, Ni-Cr, platinum, tungsten or alloy, for example, those described in document EP-A-1736065, or heated plate.

Using at least one heating element can be heated aerosoltherapy substrate by comprovante. The heating element can at least partially be in contact with the substrate or with the media, which caused a substrate. Alternative heat from the heating element can be transmitted to the substrate through the heat-conducting element. Alternatively, at least one heating element heat can be transferred to the incoming ambient air, passivemode through the electrically heated Smoking system during use, which, in turn, is heated aerosoltherapy substrate by convection. Ambient air can be heated prior to its passage through aerosoltherapy substrate, as described in document WO-A-2007/066374.

Electrically heated Smoking system may further comprise an indicator to determine when activated, at least one heating element.

In one preferred embodiment, the energy source is a source of constantly what about the current. In one embodiment, the current source is a Li-ion battery or Li-ion phosphate battery. An alternative power source may be a battery type Nickel-metal hydride or Nickel - cadmium battery. The energy source may include a feeding element contained in the electrically heated Smoking system. Alternative energy source may include an electrical circuit that can be charged from an external charger and interface for connection to an external energy source.

Electrically heated Smoking system may further comprise a housing for receiving Smoking articles made so that the consumer could capture.

According to the first aspect of the invention also created a Smoking product, specially adapted for use with electrically heated Smoking system according to the first aspect of the invention.

According to the first aspect of the invention also created a Smoking article containing the identification information printed on Smoking product, and is made for use with electrically heated Smoking system containing a detector capable of determining the presence of Smoking products and featuring a Smoking product from other products, the issue is lannah for use with the Smoking system on the basis of the identification information printed on Smoking product.

Smoking product can be determined using a detector, and may be determined by the difference between one Smoking product from another on the basis of the identification information. The product preferably is one product of many products made for use with the system, and the detector is designed to determine the differences of a product from other products from a variety of products made for use with the system, based on the identification information.

The identification information may contain visible printing ink; ultraviolet (UV) printing ink; an infrared (IR) printing ink; fosforescente printing ink; fluorescent printing ink or metallic printing ink. Additional identification information may be included in the Smoking product or cleaning product. In one embodiment, the identification information includes a linear code or a bar code.

Identification information may include one or more parameters: the type of Smoking product, type aerosolforschung substrate, the date of manufacture, place of manufacture, batch number and other data concerning the manufacture, and expiration date.

In one embodiment, the implementation of the population identification information, printed on Smoking product is designed in such a way that it changed when Smoking Smoking products.

Smoking article preferably contains aerosoltherapy substrate. Aerosoltherapy substrate contains Tabatabai material containing volatile tobacco aroma and flavor compounds released from the substrate when heated. Alternative aerosoltherapy substrate may contain non-tobacco material such that are used in the systems described in the documents EP-A-1750788 and EP-A-1439876. Aerosoltherapy substrate preferably further comprises a substance forming the aerosol. Examples of suitable substances, forming aerosols include glycerin and propylene glycol. Additional examples of potentially suitable substances forming aerosols are substances that are described in the documents EP-A-0277519 and US-A-5396911.

Aerosoltherapy the substrate may be a rigid substrate. The solid substrate can have, for example, one or more forms: (form) powder, granules, tablets, pieces, tubes, strips or sheets containing one or more substances: plant leaf, tobacco leaf, fragments of veins of tobacco leaf, reconstituted tobacco, homogenized tobacco, extruded tobacco and expanded tobacco. Solid substructure (not necessarily) contain more tobacco or non-tobacco volatile aroma and flavor compounds, subject to release upon heating of the substrate.

The solid substrate may be (optionally) applied to or embedded in a thermally stable media. The carrier may be in the form of powder, granules, tablets, pieces, tubes, strips or sheets. Alternative media can be a tubular carrier containing a thin layer on a solid substrate, deposited on its inner surface, such as the media, revealed in documents US-A-5505214, US-A-5591368 and US-A-5388594, or on its outer surface or on both surfaces: interior and exterior. This tubular carrier may be formed, for example, of paper or manageradobe material, non-woven fabric of carbon fiber canvas, lightweight thin metal mesh or perforated metal foil, or any other thermally stable polymer matrix. The solid substrate may be deposited on the surface of the carrier in the form of, for example: sheet, foam, gel or suspension. The solid substrate may be deposited on the entire surface of the substrate or, alternatively, may be applied in the form of the image to provide an uneven delivery of the aromatic and flavor components during use. Alternative media can be non-woven material, or a bundle of fibers, which were introduced tobacco components, the AK, as described in the document EP-A-0857431. Non-woven material or a bundle of fibers may include, for example, carbon fibers, natural cellulose fibers or fibers of cellulose derivatives.

Aerosoltherapy the substrate may be a liquid substrate, and a Smoking product may contain means for holding a liquid substrate. For example, Smoking product may contain a container, as described in document EP-A-0893071. Alternative or additional Smoking product may contain a porous carrier material, which can be absorbed liquid substrate, as described in documents WO-A-2007/024130, WO-A-2007/066374, EP-A-1736062, WO-A-2007/131449 and WO-A-2007/131450. Aerosoltherapy the substrate may be an alternative substrate of any other kind, for example, a substrate in the form of gas or any combination of different types of substrates.

According to the second aspect of the invention, the set of electrically heated Smoking system, comprising: a cleaning product that contains identification information encoded therein; the cavity to at least partially accept a cleaning product; at least one heating element; an energy source for supplying energy to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and with ukazannymi least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a cleaning product in the cavity and for cleaning distinguish the product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information encoded on the cleaning product.

According to the second aspect of the invention, the set of electrically heated Smoking system for receiving a cleaning product made for use with the Smoking system, where the system includes: a cavity to at least partially accept a cleaning product, where the cleaning product contains identification information encoded thereon; at least one heating element; an energy source for supplying energy to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a cleaning product in the cavity and to distinguish cleaning the product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information encoded on the cleaning product.

Using the detector not only provide the possibility of determining the existence of a cleaning product in the cavity, but also provide the opportunity to identify the discrepancies between the Oia between one product and other products. This is carried out on the basis of the identification information on the product. Electrically heated Smoking system is preferably used again.

Every cleaning product preferably is either disposable or reusable. The cleaning product may contain one or more objects: at least one cleaning tool, for example, a brush, cloth, wipe tool or swab for mechanical cleaning; and one or more cleaning ingredients for dry cleaning.

The system is preferably configured to initiate the operation after detection by the detector of the cleaning product in the cavity. The system can be initiated when attaching electrical means to the energy source and the at least one heating element. Alternative or additionally, the system may be initiated by switching the system from standby mode. Alternative or additionally, the system may further comprise a switch, and the system can be triggered by turning on the switch so that at least one heating element is heated only after determining the availability of the product in the cavity. The action is triggered, the system can additionally is or alternatively contain other stages.

Using the detector can determine if a cleaning product in the cavity. For this reason, the system and cleaning product according to the invention have several advantages. For example, conserve energy, because the system does not need to constantly be in action mode, and can be in standby mode and can be switched only after determining the existence of a cleaning product. In addition, it may be secured, as the system is activated only after determining the availability of products of proper quality. Thus, the possibility of switching the heating element in the presence of products of inadequate quality.

The detector may also be configured to determine whether extraction cleaning product from the cavity. In this case, the system may be configured to switch from mode to the standby mode. Alternative or additionally, if the system contains a switch, the switch can be turned off when removing the cleaning product from the cavity.

Using the detector can also detect differences between products, which provides a number of advantages. In particular, using the detector can detect differences between products for cleaning and a Smoking product. Additionally, many items mod is et to contain a variety of Smoking products, the detector may be configured to determine differences between each of a variety of Smoking products made for use with the Smoking system. In addition, many products can contain many products for cleaning, and the detector may be configured to determine differences between each of the many products for cleaning, made for use with the Smoking system.

Electric tool preferably includes programmable controller, for example, a microcontroller, for adjustable electric heating element. In one embodiment, the controller can be programmed through the use of the software. As an alternative, the controller can be used special means, for example, problem-oriented integrated chip (poms), which can be programmed through the use of custom on request logical block in electric vehicles for a specific application. Electric tool preferably contain a processor. Additionally, the electrical means may include a storage device for storing preferences of the specific heat of Smoking products and, not necessarily, products for cleaning, predpochteni the consumer, habits of the area the consumer or other information. Stored information preferably can be updated or replaced depending on the use of certain tobacco products and products for cleaning the Smoking-room system. Information can also be downloaded from the Smoking-room system.

In one described example embodiment, the electrical means include a sensor for detecting the air flow, indicating that consumers tightening. The sensor may include a thermistor. The sensor may be an Electromechanical device. Alternative sensor may be any of several devices: mechanical device, optical device, optomechanical device and the sensor, based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). In this case, the electric tool can be executed with the possibility of a surge of electric current, at least one heating element after determining with the sensor that consumers tightening. In an alternative embodiment, the system further comprises a switch input for manual operation to initiate tightening the consumer.

In one embodiment, the electric tool preferably with the possibility of implementation of the Protocol is heating, at least one heating element, based on the use of certain Smoking products identified by the detector. The Protocol of heating can contain one or more parameters: the maximum operating temperature of the heating element and the maximum period of time for heating the cleaning products. It may be an advantage when using the cleaning ingredients of certain products for cleaning provide superior cleaning under certain conditions of heat. In one embodiment, the heating element can be performed with the option to activate detergents, for example, a cleaning ingredient in a cleaning product.

In one embodiment, the product is one of many products made for use with the system. In this case, the detector can detect the presence of the product in the cavity, as well as distinguishing the product from other products from a variety of products made for use with the system, based on the identification information. Many products may contain a variety of Smoking products. Additionally or alternatively many products may contain one or more products for cleaning.

Various tobacco products can be adapted to use is isawanya with different products for cleaning or for different frequency of cleaning. For example, when using particular aerosolforschung substrate may require specific cleaning ingredient for optimal cleaning of the Smoking-room system. Thus, if a Smoking system is made for use with different sub-groups of Smoking articles, the Smoking system may also be implemented for use with the corresponding subgroups of products for cleaning.

Thus, through the application of the detector with which it is possible to determine the differences between different types of products made for use with the system, can be achieved in various advantages. One such advantage is that can be optimized the energy consumption of the system due to the identification used certain cleaning products or Smoking products. In addition, using the detector to determine the number of Smoking products and what types of Smoking products was used with a tobacco system, and that data can be used to determine when or how often you want to clean a Smoking system and how product for cleaning need to clean a Smoking system. Moreover, using tobacco system based on the identification information can identify the differences between different types of smoke is lnyh products, different types of products for cleaning, and different batches of Smoking products of the same type.

In one embodiment, the detector includes an optical sensor containing at least one light emitter and at least one light sensor, and the identification information printed on the cleaning product. In one embodiment, the detector may include one light emitter and one light sensor. In other embodiments, implementation of the detector may contain more than one light sensor in the form of one-dimensional (e.g., linear) array of photosensitive sensors. In additional embodiments, the implementation of the detector may contain more than one light sensor in the form of a two-dimensional array of photosensitive sensors.

Identification information may include one or more parameters: the type of cleaning products, cleaning products; cleaning ingredients, date of manufacture, place of manufacture; lot number and other data concerning the manufacture; and the expiry date.

The identification information may be printed on the product in different types. For printing can be used in a variety of printing ink, comprising: a visible printing ink; ultraviolet (UV) pecat the Yu ink; infrared (IR) printing ink; fosforescente printing ink; fluorescent printing ink or metallic printing ink. In one embodiment, the identification information contains many lines and spaces. Lines and spaces can be essentially around the periphery of the product. Lines and spaces can have a fixed width or variable width. The identification information may be encoded in the form of a one-dimensional bar code that contains many lines and spaces. In another embodiment, the identification information contains a two-dimensional array. A two-dimensional array can contain a data matrix or any other two-dimensional bar code.

In another embodiment, the detector includes an inductive sensor for the determination of metal elements in the product or on the product, and the identification information contains metal elements in the product or on the product. In this case, the detector preferably includes an induction coil located so that it surrounded the product is introduced into the cavity. The identification information is preferably encoded in the form of a number of metal elements in the product or on the product; and a different number of them identified various products. In one embodiment, the meta is symbolic element may be a metallic printing ink.

This product can be used one or more different ways of encoding to provide identification information. Similarly, the detector may include one or more different types of sensors.

The identification information may be performed in such a way that it was changed during heating, so that you can determine whether the used cleaning products. The information is designed in such a way that it was changed during heating can be provided in addition to the identification information. This means that can be provided by two separate groups of information. Alternative identification information may be performed in such a way that it was changed during heating. This means that there can be provided one group of information. For example, information may be printed on the product, and the appearance of information, may change or may completely disappear during heating.

In addition, the information made so that it was changed during heating can be provided to determine the extent to which you used the product. For example, the information may indicate how many cleanings were performed using a cleaning product.

At least, one of the n heating element may contain a single heating element. Alternatively, at least one heating element may contain more than one heating element. The heating element or heating elements can be made accordingly so that the most effective was heated aerosoltherapy substrate in the Smoking product or detergent in cleaning the product.

At least one heating element preferably contains an electrically resistive material. Suitable electrically resistive materials include (but their composition is not limited to this list): semiconductors, for example, doped ceramic materials, electrically "conductive" ceramic materials (for example, molybdenum disilicide), carbon, graphite, metals, metal alloys and composite materials made from ceramic materials and metals. Such composite materials may include doped or undoped ceramic materials. Examples of suitable doped ceramic materials include doped silicon carbide. Examples of suitable metals include titanium, zirconium, tantalum and platinum group metals. Examples of suitable metal alloys include stainless steel, Nickel-, cobalt-, chromium-, aluminum-, titanium-, zirconium-, hafnium, niobium, molybdenum, tantalum, tungsten, tin, gallium, manganese - and iron-containing alloys, and superalloys based on Nickel, iron, cobalt, stainless steel, Timetal® and alloys based on iron-manganese-aluminum. In composite materials electrically resistive material may not necessarily be sealed, encapsulated or covered with insulating material, or Vice versa, depending on the kinetics of energy transfer and the required external physical and chemical properties. Examples of suitable composite heating elements disclosed in the documents US-A-5498855, WO-A-03/095688 and US-A-5514630.

Alternatively, at least one heating element may contain an infrared heating element, the light source, for example such as that described in the document US-A-5934289, or inductive heating element, for example such as that described in the document US-A-5613505.

At least one heating element may be performed in any suitable form. For example, at least one heating element may be in the form of a heating blade, for example, described in documents US-A-5388594, US-A-5591368 and US-A-5505214. Alternatively, at least one heating element may be in the form of housing or substrate containing various conductive parts, as described in document EP-A-1128741, or in the form of electrically resistive metal is felling, as described in document WO-A-2007/066374. The alternative may also be suitable device containing one or more heated needles or rods passing through the center aerosolforschung substrate, as described in documents KR-A-100636287 and JP-A-2006320286. Alternatively, at least one heating element may be a disk (limit) heater or a combination of disk heater with heated needles or rods. Other alternative devices contain a heated wire or monofilament, for example, Ni-Cr, platinum, tungsten or alloy, for example, those described in document EP-A-1736065, or heated plate.

Using at least one heating element can be heated aerosoltherapy substrate by comprovante. The heating element can at least partially be in contact with the substrate or with the media, which caused a substrate. Alternative heat from the heating element can be transmitted to the substrate through the heat-conducting element. Alternatively, at least one heating element heat can be transferred to the incoming ambient air, passivemode through the electrically heated Smoking system during use, which, in turn, is heated aerosoltherapy substrateless convection. Ambient air can be heated prior to its passage through aerosoltherapy substrate, as described in document WO-A-2007/066374.

Electrically heated Smoking system may further comprise an indicator to determine when activated, at least one heating element.

In one preferred embodiment, the energy source is a DC source. In one embodiment, the current source is a Li-ion battery or Li-ion phosphate battery. An alternative power source may be a battery type Nickel-metal hydride or Nickel - cadmium battery. The energy source may include a feeding element contained in the electrically heated Smoking system. Alternative energy source may include an electrical circuit that can be charged from an external charger and interface for connection to an external energy source.

Electrically heated Smoking system may further comprise a housing for receiving Smoking products or cleaning products, designed in such a way that the consumer could capture.

According to the second aspect of the invention also created a cleaning product that is specifically adapted for use with electrically heated to the Smoking-room system according to the second aspect of the invention.

According to the second aspect of the invention also created a cleaning product that contains identification information encoded on a cleaning product made for cleaning an electrically heated Smoking system that includes a detector capable of determining the presence of cleaning products and cleaning distinguish the product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information encoded on the cleaning product.

Using the detector may be determined by the presence of a cleaning product and can be determined a difference between one cleaning product from other products on the basis of the identification information. The product preferably is one product of many products made for use with the system, and the detector is arranged to determine the differences of a product from other products from a variety of products made for use with the system, based on the identification information.

In one embodiment, the identification information printed on the cleaning product. The identification information may contain visible printing ink; ultraviolet (UV) printing ink; an infrared (IR) printing ink; fosforescente printing ink; fluorescent printing ink or metal p is the PCB paint. Additional identification information may be included in the cleaning product. In one embodiment, the identification information includes a linear code or a bar code.

Identification information may include one or more parameters: the type of cleaning products; the type of cleaning ingredient; the date of manufacture, place of manufacture; lot number and other data concerning the manufacture; and the expiry date.

The identification information may be performed in such a way that it changed when using cleaning products.

According to a third aspect of the invention, the set also electrically heated Smoking system, comprising: a Smoking article containing identification information encoded in the Smoking article or Smoking product; the cavity to at least partially accept a Smoking product; at least one heating element; an energy source for supplying energy to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a Smoking product in the cavity and to distinguish Smoking product from other products made for use with chickens is tion system, on the basis of the identification information encoded in the Smoking article or Smoking product.

According to a third aspect of the invention, the set also electrically heated Smoking system for receiving Smoking products made for use with the Smoking system, where the system includes: a cavity to at least partially accept a Smoking product; Smoking article containing identification information encoded in the Smoking article or Smoking product; at least one heating element; an energy source for supplying energy to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence Smoking articles in the cavity and to distinguish Smoking product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information encoded in the Smoking article or Smoking product.

According to the first aspect of the invention also created a Smoking article containing identification information encoded in the Smoking article or Smoking product made for the use of the Finance with the electrically heated Smoking system containing the detector is able to detect the presence of Smoking products and featuring a Smoking product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information encoded in the Smoking article or Smoking product.

According to a third aspect of the invention, the detector may include an inductive sensor for the determination of metal elements in the Smoking article or Smoking product, and the identification information may contain metal elements in the product or on the product. In this case, the detector preferably includes an induction coil located so that it was surrounded by Smoking product introduced into the cavity. The identification information is preferably encoded in the form of a number of metal elements in the product or on the product; and a different number of them identified various products. In one embodiment, the metal element may be a metallic printing ink.

Describes the features related to one aspect of the invention may be also applicable to other aspects of the invention.

The invention is additionally described below, only in the form of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, on which:

1 shows, is given as the example, option exercise electrically heated Smoking system containing Smoking product introduced into the cavity for receiving the product; and

figure 2 shows four given as an example, a variant implementation of products made for use with electrically heated Smoking system according to a variant embodiment of the invention.

1 shows a perspective view of one given as an example, a variant implementation of the electrically heated Smoking system 101 according to the invention. A Smoking system 101 includes a housing 103 that contains the front part of the housing 105 and the rear portion 107 of the housing. The front portion 105 of the housing contains the front end portion 109, which has a cavity 111 made for the reception of the product, for example, Smoking products or cleaning products. Figure 1 is a Smoking system 101 is shown with a Smoking product in the form of cigarettes 115. In this embodiment, the front part of the housing 105 also includes a display 113. The display 113 is shown without details, but it can be done in any suitable form, for example, in the form of a liquid crystal display (GK), light emitting diodes (LED) or plasma display panels. In addition, the display may be configured to provide any desired information, for example, otnosyashiisya Smoking product or to the product for cleaning.

Electrically heated Smoking system 101 also includes a detector (not shown in figure 1), located in the cavity 111 or near the cavity 111. Using the detector can detect the presence of the product in the cavity, and also to determine the differences between the different products that you can use with the system. This is further explained with reference to figure 2.

Figure 2 shows four that were given as examples of option exercise products 115, 115', 115", 115"' according to the invention, which can be used with electrically heated Smoking system according to a variant embodiment of the invention.

On figa depicted Smoking product in the form of cigarettes 115. On figa information related to the type of cigarettes that are encoded in one-dimensional form using many round lines 201. All lines are on the side of the cigarette 115, which is expected to enter into the cavity 111. In this embodiment, all lines are located as far as possible from the heated end to reduce the likelihood that the line will be damaged by Smoking. All lines can be printed on Smoking product infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV) or visible inks or can even be used fosforescente or fluorescent label. In other embodiments, implementation of kruglyani can be printed on Smoking product using any type of suitable metallic printing inks.

In the embodiment shown in figa, round line 201 contain many lines and gaps of variable width. Thus can be encoded information in the form of simple one-dimensional bar code, in accordance with the relevant coding standards using the barcode (see below). Alternative round line can contain a number n of lines and spaces of equal width to encode information related to the type of cigarettes. For example, when n=3 the following codes: 000, 001, 010, 100, 011, 110, 101, 111, where 1 represents the line and 0 is the period. Codes 001, 010 and 100 may be indistinguishable from each other (if the marking line is not brought to determine to the detector, where the encoding). Similarly, codes 011 and 110 may be indistinguishable from each other. Thus, when n=3 provides five possible values. If you use the code 000 to determine that the product is not, it remains the only four possible values. In General, if you do not use marking line provides 2n-1+1 possible values, or, if used a value of 000.. to determine that the product is not found, then only the 2n-1opportunities.

Alternative round line may contain two lines, where one has a fixed width F, and the other change is th width V, for encoding information related to the type of cigarettes. In this case, the type of cigarettes is defined by the ratio V/f All lines 201 does not need to be around the entire cigarette. However, it is preferable that all the line went around the greater part of the circumference of the cigarette, so it is easy to determine using the detector 203.

There are a number of standards for bar codes that may be suitable for use in products according to the invention. One type of bar code that may be suitable for use according to the present invention, a bar code "Alternating 2 of 5" (I2/5), which is a symbolism of a continuous bar code high density using two widths. The code contains dashes (black lines) and gaps (white lines), each of which can be wide or narrow. Code I2/5 encode a couple of numbers by five strokes and intervals: the first digit of the code by five strokes, and the second digit encode five intervals, interspersed with streaks. Two out of every five strokes or gaps are wide. An alternative may be to use the symbology of the barcode according to another standard, or can be developed code to order specifically for this application.

On figa schematically shows a detector 203 is electrically heated Curitel the th system. In this embodiment, the detector 203 includes a suitable source of light (IR, UV or visible light, depending on the printing ink used on the product) and at least one photosensor, which perceive the reflected light. The detector may include a single sensor, which perceive the reflected light. In this case, the identification of Smoking products can be made during the introduction of the Smoking product into the cavity by measuring the travel time of different lines relative to the detector. Or the detector may include multiple sensors that perceive the reflected light. In this case, the definition of Smoking products can be done after the cigarette was introduced into the cavity. Because the lines are essentially around the entire periphery of cigarettes, when using multiple sensors, they have to pass in only one direction along the longitudinal axis of the cigarette. Moreover, it is not necessary that the user manually combined printed information on Smoking product detector.

It should be understood that the described features related to Smoking product presented on figa may also be applicable to other type of Smoking product or cleaning product.

On fig.2b schematically product 115' for cleaning. Cleaning the product is holding the cleaning tool in the form of a brush for cleaning. On fig.2b shown that the information relating to the product for cleaning encoded durmannogo (2D) bar code 207. The bar code is located on part of the product 115' for cleaning, which is expected to enter into the cavity 111. In this embodiment, the bar code 207 is located as far as possible from the heated end to reduce the likelihood that the bar code will be damaged during the cleaning process. The bar code may be printed on the cleaning product using IR, UV or visible ink or even using phosphorescent or fluorescent labels or metallic printing inks. Barcode 2D may be in the form of a data matrix.

In the embodiment presented on fig.2b, the cleaning means includes a brush for cleaning. Alternative brush can be replaced with a swab, rubbing tool or cloth, or other means for mechanically cleaning the inside of the cavity 111. Detergent may also contain cleaning ingredients, for example, be added manually by the user before cleaning, or may be contained in a cleaning product for injection during cleaning. In the embodiment presented on fig.2b, cleaning product contains the energy source (e.g. a battery or a capacitor), electronic means and actuator brush (all) posted by the product. They are not shown in fig.2b. In the embodiment presented on fig.2b, cleaning brush can be powered by one of two switches 206a and 206b. When actuation the brush can be communicated to vibration or rotation, for example, under the influence of the actuator brush attached to the energy source. Switch 206a can be switched manually, and it can switch the user clicks on it. Switch 206b is also a switch, sodastream manually, but it is a switch, sodastream soft pressure on the cleaning product in the direction of the cavity. In other embodiments, the implementation can be included in the product one of the switches 206a, 206b, or none of them, and a product for cleaning can only be used manually. After the discovery of the cleaning product may be activated heating element. Depending on the specific cleaning products cleaning product, it can facilitate cleaning. In the embodiment presented on fig.2b, brush 205 for cleaning suitable for systems in which the heating element is a disk heater or an external heater. Brush a certain design can be replaced by using heating elements of other types, for example, a heater with an internal rod.

On fig.2b schematically shows a detector 209 in the electrically heated Smoking system. In this embodiment, the detector 209 contains a linear array of detectors, each of which contains a suitable source of light and a photodetector receiving the reflected light. Since the detector is a linear array of detectors, the cleaning product should be introduced into the cavity so that the bar code was combined with the array. Alternative cleaning product may be introduced into the cavity, and then the user can rotate it manually to the whole bar code is passed along the array and, therefore, along a linear array of detectors for reading two-dimensional bar code. In another embodiment, the detector may include a two-dimensional array of charge-coupled devices (CCD). In this case, the cleaning product must be introduced into the cavity so that the bar code was combined with a CCD array. Alternative cleaning product may be introduced into the cavity, and then the user can rotate it manually to the whole bar code is passed along the CCD array. In any case, the relevant provision or the magnitude of the rotation of the product in the cavity, the consumer can determine, using mechanical elements, for example, a label or a groove in the product, which combine with the mark or groove in the cavity. In one embodiment, the product is provided with a protrusion, which combine with the recess to the Navka or channel in the cavity. The protrusion preferably takes place in a longitudinal direction along a product and made to align with a corresponding longitudinal groove in the wall cavity. Alternative protrusion may be provided in the cavity, and a corresponding groove on the product.

An alternative to eliminating the need for proper alignment or rotation in the cavity of the products of the two-dimensional bar code can be re-printed on the periphery of the product. If the detector contains a two-dimensional array of the device, assuming that the size of the array is sufficient, the field of view of the detector is sufficient to read all parts of the bar code.

It should be understood that the described features related to the product for cleaning, presented at fig.2b may also be applicable to other type of cleaning products or Smoking product.

In embodiments, the implementation presented on figa and 2b, the optical emitter and sensor to detect the presence of the product in the cavity and to determine the differences between different types of products, by using information printed on the product. For Smoking products it may be advantageous, since the paper to adhere the filter to the cigarette or the tampon wrapper of the cigarette can be used for printing, and printing probably will not have a detrimental impact n the chemical composition of smoke when heated Smoking articles.

On figs depicted Smoking product in the form of cigarettes 115". In the shown figs cigarette 115" aerosollaboratoriet the substrate metal powder is mixed with tobacco. This is shown schematically in aerosollaboratoriet the pad 211. The change in the amount of metal powder, you can define different types of cigarettes. The detector is electrically heated Smoking system, shown in figs, is an inductive sensor that contains an induction coil surrounding the Smoking article. This is shown schematically position 213. In this embodiment, the coil 213 is attached periodically, and the increase in current indicates the presence of a cigarette in the cavity. The degree of increase of the current, there are various types of cigarettes. The metal may also be introduced in other forms, for example, in the form of metallized bar code, for example, printed on the cigarette.

Using the inductive sensor, rather than using the optical sensor, may be a favorable factor, since the detector does not render harmful influence of any contamination in the system. It should be understood that the described features related to Smoking product presented on figs may also be applicable to other type of Smoking product or cleaning product. If you use a cleaning product, the metallic element may be it is entered in the bristles of the cleaning brush or the core rod, or in the rest of the cleaning product.

In variants of the implementation shown in figa, 2b and 2c, the information related to the Smoking product, or to product for cleaning, encoded on the design of the product. This provides the opportunity, through the electrically heated Smoking system not only to detect the presence of the product in the cavity, but also to identify one type of product from a number of different types of products used with the system. This provides the possibility of designing heating the electrically heated Smoking system for a particular type of tobacco product (cigarettes) or for a specific customer, or for both. For example, certain substrates may require a higher operating temperature or longer time periods of heating. This provides the possibility of designing heating the electrically heated Smoking system for a particular type of cleaners products for cleaning. For example, using certain cleaning ingredients can provide superior cleaning at higher operating temperatures or longer periods of heating. In addition, the cleaning operation can be adjusted depending on Smoking products used with the system. For example, if more frequent is ispolzovanie Smoking products require more frequent or longer lasting Shoe, or when using certain types of Smoking products may require more frequent or longer lasting cleaning, or may require different cleaning ingredients. In addition, identification of specific products allows you to store a variety of information relating to products, for example: the number of smoked tobacco products; types of tobacco; the number of Smoking products until the next cleaning, and preferred types of products for cleaning.

On fig.2d depicted Smoking product in the form of cigarettes 115"'. As figa, information related to the type of cigarettes that are encoded using a set of all lines 215. All lines 215 are located on the side of the cigarette 115"', which is expected to enter into the cavity 111, and they are located as far as possible from the heated end to reduce the likelihood that the bar code is damaged during Smoking. In addition, the cigarette is provided with an additional round line 217. Line 217 is located close to the heated end and the goal changes during heating carried out while Smoking. Change line indicates that the cigarette is already smoked.

As Figo and 2b, the circular line 215 can be printed on Smoking product infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV) or visible inks or can be even used fosforescente or fluorescent label or metallic printing inks. All line 217 may be printed heat-sensitive printing ink, so that it was changed or disappeared during the occurrence of high temperatures reaching the cavity. Or can it be used other mechanism that provides the ability to change the appearance of the line during heating.

On fig.2d schematically shows a detector 219. The detector may be suitable sensor of any type, as described above with reference to figa and 2b. The detector is designed to determine all lines 215 to the availability of cigarettes and identification of cigarettes, and to determine on a circular line 217, smoked do you have a cigarette. On fig.2d shows one detector, but can be provided by separate detectors to identify lines 215 and 217, respectively. You can simply define a line 217, smoked do you have a cigarette or not. Or on line 217 is possible to determine the extent to which it was already Smoking a cigarette. For this information, you can determine whether additional torque during Smoking of the cigarette, and to receive similar information. Such information may be stored in electric vehicles. Such information may also be displayed to the consumer.

In the version presented on fig.2d, one group of information (line 215) is used to identify cigarettes, and other group information (line 217) is used for the distribution, smoked whether this cigarette and not necessarily the extent to which cigarette has smoked. However, it is also possible with the help of one group information to determine the type of cigarette, and smoked whether this cigarette. For example, using one group of lines can provide coded information on the cigarette, and it can also be made with the possibility of changes during heating. The position of the lines on the cigarette should be appropriate, depending on the destination lines.

It should be understood that the described features related to Smoking product presented on fig.2d may also be applicable to other type of Smoking product or to the product for cleaning. If you use a cleaning product on line 217 can be identified, did already cleaning product and not necessarily how many purges already performed by the unit for cleaning. In addition, a number of different printing units (for example, bar code or data matrix) can be used instead of all lines.

Although embodiments of depicted on figa, 2c and 2d represent the Smoking article in the form of cigarettes containing solid aerosoltherapy substrate, it is not mandatory. Aerosoltherapy the substrate may be a rigid substrate, made in various forms, such as capsules, completely is placed in an electrically heated Smoking system. Aerosoltherapy the substrate can be, alternatively, a liquid substrate, such as described in document EP-A-1736065. Aerosoltherapy the substrate may be any other suitable type of substrate.

In addition, in the illustrated embodiments, the implementation shown electrically heated Smoking system with which the consumer makes a puff directly through the Smoking article. However, it is not necessary. The consumer can make torque directly through the system, for example, using the mouthpiece.

Described embodiments of the invention have several advantages. First, the use of the system allows you to specify acceptable dimensional tolerances cigarettes in their manufacture. Using Pets variability of environmental factors, such as temperature and humidity. The system is quite robust, allowing the user easily to handle it. The system is also reliable, compatible with a number of different types of Smoking products and products for cleaning.

1. Electrically heated Smoking system, comprising: a Smoking article containing the identification information printed on it; the cavity to at least partially accept a Smoking product; at least one heating element; a source of energy to supply energy the GII to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a Smoking product in the cavity and to distinguish Smoking product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information printed on Smoking product.

2. Electrically heated Smoking system for receiving Smoking products made for use with the Smoking system, comprising: a cavity to at least partially accept Smoking products and Smoking product contains the identification information printed thereon; at least one heating element; an energy source for supplying energy to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a Smoking product in the cavity and to distinguish Smoking product from other products made for use with the Smoking-room system, based on the identification information printed on Smoking product.

3. The system according to claim 2, in which electrical means is made to set the I Protocol specified heating at least one heating element on the basis of specific Smoking products, identified by the detector.

4. The system according to claim 2, made to receive a variety of Smoking products containing identification information printed on them, the system is configured to work only with a subset of the many Smoking products made for use with the Smoking system, each Smoking product specified subgroups may differ detector on the basis of the identification information printed on Smoking product.

5. The system according to claim 2, in which the detector includes an optical sensor containing at least one light emitter and at least one light sensor.

6. System according to any one of claim 2 to 5, in which the identification information is made to change during heating for indicating that Smoking product is smoked.

7. Smoking article containing the identification information printed on Smoking product, and is made for use with electrically heated Smoking system containing the detector to determine the presence of Smoking products and distinguish Smoking products from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information printed on Smoking product.

8. Curitel the e product according to claim 7, in which identification information printed on Smoking product made so that it changed when Smoking Smoking products.

9. Electrically heated Smoking system, comprising: a cleaning product that contains identification information encoded therein; the cavity to at least partially accept a cleaning product; at least one heating element; an energy source for supplying energy to the specified at least one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a cleaning product in the cavity and cleaning distinguish the product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information encoded on the cleaning product.

10. Electrically heated Smoking system for receiving a cleaning product made for use with this Smoking system, comprising: a cavity to at least partially accept a cleaning product and cleaning this product contains identification information encoded thereon; at least one heating element; an energy source for supplying energy to the specified at IU is e one heating element; electrical means connected to the energy source and the at least one heating element; and a detector capable of determining the presence of a cleaning product in the cavity and cleaning distinguish the product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information encoded on the cleaning product.

11. The system of claim 10, in which electrical means is made to establish a Protocol specified heating at least one heating element on the basis of specific cleaning products identified by the detector.

12. The system according to claim 11 or 10, in which the identification information is made so that it was changed during heating for indicating that the cleaning product has been used.

13. Cleaning products containing identification information encoded on a cleaning product made for cleaning an electrically heated Smoking system that includes a detector capable of determining the presence of cleaning products and cleaning distinguish the product from other products made for use with the Smoking system, based on the identification information encoded on the cleaning product.

14. The cleaning product according to item 13, in which the identification Informationen so, so it was changed when using cleaning products.



 

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7 cl, 15 dwg

FIELD: chemistry.

SUBSTANCE: liquid for forming aerosol which is used as a solution of aromatic substance contains basic components and adipic acid which is added to the basic components. The basic components include a solvent and a lipophilic aromatic substance containing L-menthol dissolved in the solvent. The solvent is propylene glycol.

EFFECT: use of the liquid enables formation of a significant amount of aromatic aerosol, having long life.

4 cl, 2 dwg, 2 tbl, 6 ex

FIELD: tobacco industry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the process of biologically active and/or aromatic substances volatilisation for purposes of inhalable aerosol extraction in the course of the smoker imitating the act of a regular cigarette smoking. Gaseous products of combustion of flammable gas burnt (preferably - under oxygen excess conditions) partly or wholly, are supplied (in case of necessity - mixed with ambient air) through the biologically active and/or aromatic substances depot. The desirable temperature is selected by the gaseous combustion products content, in case of necessity - by the components ratio of the mixture of such gaseous combustion products with ambient air. The device for the method implementation includes a mouthpiece containing the biologically active and/or aromatic substances depot and a heating core. The core contains the body shell, a filling valve for filling a tiny gas reservoir with flammable gas, a regulator valve for controlled discharge of gas from the gas reservoir onto the burner and the substance converter for air heating with thermal energy generated by the burner. The mouthpiece is connected so that to enable its disconnection from the cigarette- or cigar-shaped heating rod for output of inhalable aerosol. Control of the regulator valve is performed by means of depression suction provided for on the mouthpiece and/or by means of air flow.

EFFECT: new smokeless cigarette substitute is proposed.

19 cl, 11 dwg

Evaporating device // 2425608

FIELD: heating.

SUBSTANCE: device for supply of evaporated material to consumer includes heat transfer element which includes heat sink having thermal coupling to heat exchanger, for example to heat tube, and evaporator which includes source of material capable of evaporation, for example tobacco, aromatic material or therapeutic substance. Evaporator is installed on heat transfer element in detachable way. Source of material capable of evaporation has thermal coupling to heat exchanger of heat transfer element. Heat transfer element can be reused with non-reusable evaporators.

EFFECT: owing to design of evaporating device, which is provided with possibility of being isolated from heat exchangers, such evaporating devices can be fabricated and sold separately from heat exchanger, and heat exchangers can be reused.

26 cl, 11 dwg

Smoking article // 2268631

FIELD: production of smoking articles generating aroma upon heating without burning.

SUBSTANCE: smoking article has hollow cylindrical part equipped with heat generating member placed at distal end part, mouth-piece arranged at proximate end part, and aroma generating member adjoining heat generating member within cylindrical part. Aroma generating member contains multiplicity of granules, each of said granules containing from 65% to 93% of non-porous inorganic filler material, from 1% to 3% of binder and from 6% to 32% of aromatic substance by weight of dry substance.

EFFECT: provision for constant amount of aroma at each inhalation.

11 cl, 7 dwg, 5 ex

FIELD: production of artificial smoking article using aroma-creating material, in particular, common cigarette.

SUBSTANCE: artificial smoking article has cylindrical enclosure into which non-disposable heat-releasing member is inserted through one end and aroma-creating material, in particular, cigarette, is inserted through other end so that free space is left between cigarette and heat-releasing member, said space being sufficient for preventing cigarette from igniting and hot gases produced on combustion of heat-releasing liquid being capable of heating tobacco or other identical cigarette component and of evaporating aroma-creating compounds contained therein.

EFFECT: provision for producing of artificial smoking article with the use of heat-releasing member whose heat is needed for evaporation of substance contained in smoking article and designed for creating of certain aroma.

38 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: artificial smoking articles, in particular, holders for artificial smoking articles.

SUBSTANCE: holder has casing with front part made from low thermal conductivity material, air feeding means for providing inflammation of gaseous fuel, fuel mixture chamber, and rear tubular part made from high thermal conductivity material. There are fuel means provided in front tubular part of casing and adapted for feeding of gaseous fuel. Fuel mixture chamber is communicating with said fuel feeding means and air feeding means. There is chamber in rear portion of tubular part, wherein cigarette is to be inserted. Flame keeping device is positioned behind fuel mixture chamber, before combustion chamber positioned between flame keeping device and chamber where cigarette is to be inserted. Flame is formed in combustion chamber. Spark igniter is also positioned in tubular portion of tubular part, behind flame keeping device, in the vicinity of combustion chamber.

EFFECT: increased efficiency and reliable holding of artificial smoking article.

21 cl, 5 dwg

Inhaler // 2311859

FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: inhaler has catalytic burner, fuel balloon 6 containing hydrogen, said balloon being connected to burner, reservoir 15 for inhaling additives such as aromatic substances and/or functioning substances, at least one inlet 2 for oxygen-containing gaseous mixture, preferably for air, and at least one outlet 3 for inhaling mixture containing aromatic substances and/or functioning substances.

EFFECT: increased efficiency and convenient usage of inhaler.

13 cl, 1 dwg

FIELD: tobacco products.

SUBSTANCE: pipe for simulation of smoking comprises a shank integral with a bowl and a bit separable from the shank and fitted with a mouthpiece. In the smoke passage between the shank and the bit there is a hollow space intended for placing therein a sealed capsule with a nicotine-containing substance or a flavour. In front of the capsule in the smoke passage there is an electric heater connected to a current source placed into the bowl walls.

EFFECT: invention ensures preservation of the health of a pipe smoker while fully simulating the process of smoking.

17 cl, 8 dwg

Tobacco usage mode // 2329748

FIELD: alimentary products, tobacco.

SUBSTANCE: suggested mode of tobacco usage consists in inhaling its aqueous extract produced when a heated gas mixture comes in contact with liquid extract. The latter fills the cavities and splits formed by the filler granules. Heated gases come in contact with the tobacco extract inside a vertical tube made of a fire-resistant material with its lower butt-end covered with net. The net is used for sucking heated gas mixture inside the tube and discharge of the extract overstock. The tube contains filler that is regularly imbibed with tobacco extract poured inside through the upper butt end. The heated gas mixture becomes sucked inside the pipe due to pressure differential resulting from the user inhaling the end product through the upper butt end.

EFFECT: reduced formation of toxic agents during smoking.

7 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: tobacco industry.

SUBSTANCE: proposed is a carbon-bearing compound for fabrication of a non-combustible smoking product heating element. The compound contains calcium carbonate in an amount required for maintenance of the combustion temperature within the standard smoking range (1000°C max). Particle diametre of the calcium carbonate used varies from 0.08 mcm to 0.15 mcm. Additionally the compound contains a bonding agent in an amount specified.

EFFECT: reduced carbon monoxide emission during the smoking product heating element combustion.

4 cl, 2 dwg, 2 tbl, 10 ex

FIELD: tobacco industry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to devices for smoking simulation. Tobacco pipe for smokeless smoking contains bowl, chibouk, cigarette holder with mouthpiece and air channel inside the pipe, in which it is located carrier of nicotine-bearing substance and/or aromatiser and heating facility, connected to current source. At least, one of heating facility elements is located in cigarette holder and displaced to its mouthpiece.

EFFECT: invention provides ability to smoking unhook for pipers.

30 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: carbon-bearing composition is intended for heater of incombustible smoking material. Heater composition contains coal and polyatomic alcohol. Smoking material of incombustible type comprises aerosol-generating section, where aerosol is produced in process of heating, and a heater at the end of aerosol-generating section. Heater is arranged so that it is physically separated from aerosol-generating section for substantial heating of this section without ignition of aerosol-generating section. Heater consists of above-mentioned composition.

EFFECT: increased amount of aerosol with reduction of carbon monoxide amount, and also improved ignition time.

8 cl, 2 dwg, 2 tbl, 4 ex

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: cigarette substitute comprises hollow tubular element equipped with generator of inhaled substances, inner heating facilities for heating of inhaled air or at least part of inhaled substances generator, and device of inhaled substances generator start-up. Start-up device comprises element, which is sensitive to effect of heat produced by heating facilities arranged outside substitute independently on it. Specified heat-sensitive element is made from material, which is not ignited or does not glow under conditions of normal usage of substitute.

EFFECT: invention provides for harmless usage of device with full imitation of real smoking process.

28 cl, 1 dwg

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