Electrically heated smoking system

FIELD: electricity.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to an electrically heated smoking system, which comprises an auxiliary unit made as capable of receiving a smoking material containing an aerosol-forming substrate, besides, the auxiliary unit comprises: at least one heating element; facilities of connection to the main source of power supply for supply of electric energy to at least one heating element; an auxiliary source of power supply for supply of electric energy to the specified at least one heating element; and an auxiliary circuit for control of energy supply from the main source of power supply to the specified at least one heating element in the mode of preliminary heating, during which the temperature of the aerosol-containing substrate increases to the working temperature, and for control of supply of energy from the auxiliary source of power supply to at least one heating element in the smoking mode, during which the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate is maintained as substantially the working temperature.

EFFECT: due to separation of the power supply function between the main unit and the auxiliary unit, an auxiliary unit may be made smaller and more convenient for the user.

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The present invention relates to electrically heated Smoking system containing block for introducing a Smoking product, and this block contains the auxiliary power source and the unit is made with the possibility of attaching it to the main power source.

In some previously known documents disclosed Smoking, systems using electricity, which has several advantages. One advantage is that when using them is significantly reduced selection of side stream smoke, but this provides the ability to selectively activate smoker Smoking system during the Smoking process. Formerly known Smoking, systems using electricity, usually contain: a case for introducing Smoking products, heating elements for aerosol formation, the power supply and the necessary electronic circuitry. The circuit can be activated manually or by the introduction of a cigarette case, and using the schema, you can limit the operating time of the heating elements pre-defined period of time.

However, some of the previously known Smoking systems operating using electricity, have shortcomings. It would be nice if it is possible to make devices smaller and more user-friendly, to their sizes were closer to the size of the cigarette ignited the end and to enable the user to hold the device between his fingers like he's holding a cigarette with burn by the end. So, the purpose of the invention is to provide an improved electrically heated Smoking system.

According to the first aspect of the invention, the set of electrically heated Smoking system, comprising: an auxiliary unit, is made capable of receiving Smoking articles containing the aerosol-forming substrate and the auxiliary unit includes: at least one heating element; means joining the main power source for supplying electrical energy to the at least one heating element; an auxiliary power source for supplying electrical energy to the at least one heating element; and an auxiliary circuit for controlling the supply of electric power from the main power source to the at least one heating element in the mode of pre-heating, during which the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate is raised to the working temperature, and to control power supply from the auxiliary power source to the at least one heating e is the COP in the mode area, during which the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate is maintained essentially at the operating temperature.

Created also electrically heated Smoking system, comprising: an auxiliary unit, is made capable of receiving Smoking articles containing the aerosol-forming substrate and the auxiliary unit includes: at least one heating element; means joining the main power source for supplying electrical energy to the at least one heating element in the mode of pre-heating to raise the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate to the working temperature; where the auxiliary power source configured to supply electrical energy to the at least one heating element during Smoking, to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate essentially at the operating temperature; and an auxiliary circuit.

The auxiliary unit is constructed so that it could enter a Smoking product, and to enable the user to hold during the Smoking process. By using a power source located in the auxiliary unit, keep the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate during the process of Smoking. The auxiliary unit also is denaut to the main power supply. The main source of power used for heating the aerosol-forming substrate to operating temperature before Smoking. The main source of power can be part of the main unit is made separately from the auxiliary unit.

By providing auxiliary electrical power source located in the auxiliary unit, and providing a separate, external main power source (i.e. by separating the functions of the electricity supply in the Smoking-room system between the main power source and auxiliary power source located in the auxiliary block) size of the auxiliary unit can be reduced without increasing the time required for preheating of the substrate. The auxiliary unit is preferably only a few more Smoking products. The auxiliary unit preferably has dimensions similar to or somewhat greater size cigarette ignited the end. Thus, the user can hold the auxiliary unit between the toes likewise as hold the cigarette with burn the end.

Preferably, the auxiliary power source can be charged from the main power supply in the charging mode so that the auxiliary is the power supply had enough battery to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate essentially at the operating temperature during the Smoking process. Even more preferably, the auxiliary scheme would be additionally configured to control charging of the subsidiary power supply from the main power supply in the charging mode.

Preferably, the control power supply from the main power source to the at least one heating element in the mode of pre-heating was carried out through the support circuitry located in the auxiliary unit. Preferably, the control power supply from the main power supply in the charging mode for charging the auxiliary power source carried by the support circuitry located in the auxiliary block.

Through the use of the means of connection to the main power source to provide power supply from the main power source to the auxiliary block mode preheating and, not necessarily, in the charging mode. This means joining can be made in the form of a wired connection, such as USB connection (USB - universal serial bus) or coaxial cable. USB connection is preferred because using a USB connection is provided on hstoronnyaya communication, and a power connection (typically a voltage of 5B).

By means of joining can alternatively or additionally, to facilitate the execution of other features and characteristics of the Smoking-room system. This means joining can be made in the form of a wired connection (e.g., USB connection) or wireless connection (e.g., using the technology of the Bluetooth connection. Preferably, by means of accession provided two-way communication between the auxiliary unit and a microprocessor-based device, or the host computer that has its own data-processing capabilities and with the ability to work as a primary source of power. With their help, you can send the data that should be transmitted from the microprocessor or host computer, in the auxiliary unit, and to transmit data to pass from the auxiliary unit in the microprocessor device, or the host computer.

Preferably, the connection is operated according to the standard interface. The standard interface includes one or more functional characteristics, for example, converting the code, the order of granting of the lines or the negotiation Protocol, or physical characteristics, for example, electricity is s, mechanical or optical characteristics required to provide an exchange of information between two or more systems or units, equipment. Examples of suitable interface standards for communication lines include (but are not confined to the above list): recommended standard (Recommended Standard 232 (RS-232) from a group of standards: USB; Bluetooth; FireWire (trademark of Apple, Inc. for their interface IEEE 1394); IrDA (IrDA standard related to communications in the form of short-range exchange interaction when transmitting data via infrared radiation); Zigbee (specifications, based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard for personal wireless networks); and other Wi-Fi standards.

Preferably, the auxiliary circuit has been programmed. The auxiliary circuit can be programmed so that the auxiliary unit was personified in relation to the habits associated with Smoking, the particular user. For example, an auxiliary circuit can be programmed so as to regulate the electrical energy supplied to the at least one heating element during a process area on the main part of the data relating to a specific user, use the auxiliary unit; specific Smoking product introduced in support of the preliminary block, or both.

The main source of power supply can be located in the external microprocessor device, or the host computer, for example, in the computer. The host computer may be a personal computer. A personal computer may be a desktop computer. A personal computer can be a portable (laptop) computer or computer type laptop". A personal computer can be a tablet computer, such as personal digital Secretary" (PDA), a personal information device (PID), portable media player (PMP), (e.g., portable media player iPodŽ from Apple, Inc.) or a portable video player (PVP). The host computer may be a mobile cellular telephone. In addition, the external host computer may be a computer, functioning via the Internet. This means that preferably the external host computer, for example, a computer may be attached to one or more Internet sites for data transfer or download data or upload / download data. This ensures the ability to perform advanced number of features using a computer connected to the Internet, where it uses a relatively simple hardware in the system. Throughout the description, in the context of the present invention, the term "Internet" is animhut world publicly adopted a sequence of interconnected computer networks, which transmit data using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It includes the world wide web (www), but also includes other home, academic networks, business networks, government and other networks in addition to the "world wide web".

The main power source may be an external power source, for example, a commercially feasible source of power (also known as "electricity network", home, electricity, electric wall socket and so on). This means that the interface means of the auxiliary unit can be configured to attach to a wall outlet. The main source of power may be a power source located in the vehicle, for example, in the car. This means that the interface means of the auxiliary unit can be configured to attach to a wall outlet for charging in the vehicle.

In a preferred embodiment, the electrically heated Smoking system further comprises a main unit, comprising: a main power supply and the main circuit. In this embodiment, by providing athe main source of power in the main unit and the auxiliary power source in vspomogatelnm block (i.e. by separating the functions of power between the main and auxiliary blocks) the size of the auxiliary unit can be reduced without increasing the time required for preheating of the substrate. In addition, in some embodiments, execution of all the components required for the area, may be placed in the same block with a size and shape similar to the size and shape of a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end.

In an embodiment, contains the main unit, the interface means of the auxiliary unit can be used only for connection to the main unit or the main unit and to other external units.

In an embodiment, contains the main unit, it is preferable that the power supply from the main power supply located in the main unit to the at least one heating element in the mode of pre-heating was controlled or partially carried out with the main circuit in the main unit. Alternative power supply from the main power supply located in the main unit to the at least one heating element, in the mode of pre-heating can be controlled completely through the auxiliary unit. It is preferable to control the pressure of the supply of electricity from the main power source, located in the main unit, for charging the auxiliary power source can be realized by means of the main circuit in the main unit. Alternative control power supply from the main power supply located in the main unit, for charging the auxiliary power supply can be realized by means of the auxiliary circuit, located in the auxiliary unit. All functions can be operated by any auxiliary unit or main unit, or through a combination of both blocks.

In one embodiment, the main unit includes: a means of connection to an external power source to supply electric power to the main power supply. By using the interface means, located in the main unit, you can ensure that the power supply from the power source to the main power supply mode preheating in the charging mode during the process of Smoking when Smoking system does not use or during any combination of these time periods. With this purpose you can use a wired connection, for example, a USB connection or a coaxial cable.

By using the interface means, located in the main unit, you can Alt is native or further contribute to the implementation of other features and characteristics of the Smoking-room system. To this end connections can be made in the form of a wired connection (e.g., USB connection) or wireless connection (e.g., using the technology of the Bluetooth connection. Preferably, by using the interface tools provided two-way communication between the main unit and a microprocessor-based device, or the host computer. The characteristics described above with reference to the interface means, located in the auxiliary unit, can also be attributed to the interface means, located in the main unit.

External power supply can be located in a microprocessor-based device, or the host computer, for example, in the computer. As has been discussed, the computer may be a computer, functioning through the Internet and by using the interface means, located in the main unit, you can enable the transfer of data from the Internet, which can be downloaded from the host computer and downloaded to the host computer.

External power supply may just be the power supply, for example, a commercially feasible source of power.

Preferably, the basic structure was programmable. If the primary power source configured to charge it from an external source of power, preferably with p the power of the main circuit can control the process of charging the main power source. If the main unit includes means for attaching to an external host computer, then it is preferable to control the communication between the main unit and the external host computer using the base schema.

In an embodiment, contains the main unit, electrically heated Smoking system contains one, and only one, the auxiliary unit. Such an embodiment is preferred, if it is intended for a single user. In a preferred embodiment, the main unit includes: an interface means for storing one auxiliary unit to form a single compact unit. Preferably, one compact unit was easy and so the user could easily carry.

In an alternative embodiment, the containing main unit, electrically heated Smoking system contains two, and only two, of the auxiliary unit. Such an embodiment is preferred, if it is intended for use by two users. In a preferred embodiment, the main unit includes means for storing two auxiliary blocks to form a single compact unit. In a preferred embodiment, the main unit includes: a first module for introducing the first supporting unit and the second module on the I introducing the second auxiliary unit. Each module can have some or all the functionality of the main unit.

In an alternative embodiment, the containing main unit, electrically heated Smoking system contains more than two auxiliary blocks. Such an embodiment is preferred, if it is intended for use by multiple users. In one embodiment, the main unit includes means for storing a variety of auxiliary units. In another embodiment, the main unit contains a number of slots for insertion in their respective supporting blocks for connection mode preheating and, not necessarily, in the charging mode.

If the electrically heated Smoking system contains two or more auxiliary units, the main unit may contain a variety of attachable modules, and each module contains a slot for insertion of the respective auxiliary unit. These provide the opportunity for two or more users to form one basic block containing the nest or a chain of modules.

Preferably, the main unit contains means for storing one or more auxiliary units. It is preferable, as the main unit and the auxiliary is in a block, when not in use, can be one compact system that can be easily carried. One compact system may have a size and shape similar to the size and shape of a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end. In one embodiment, each auxiliary unit can be attached, with the possibility of disconnection, to the side of the main unit. In another embodiment, each auxiliary unit can be inserted into the corresponding cavity of the main unit to join. Auxiliary blocks can be stored in the means for storing, when the Smoking article is contained in the supporting block. Alternative auxiliary blocks can be stored in the means for storing, when the Smoking article is not contained in the auxiliary unit. Storage media can also serve as an interface means for connecting the main unit and auxiliary unit for operation, preheating and charging the auxiliary power supply source.

Preferably, the main unit contains means for storing at least one Smoking products. Storage media may include storage space used tobacco products, not used for Smoking products, or for both types of products. This is preferable because the OS is ESD unit and the auxiliary unit together provide all of the components, required to work in the mode area. In an embodiment in which one or more auxiliary units can be stored in the means for storage and in which the main unit contains storage space for at least one Smoking product, all the components required for your area can be contained in one compact system. One compact system may have a size and shape similar to the size and shape of a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end. Additionally or alternatively the auxiliary unit may be suitable for storage of the Smoking product, when it is not used. To avoid doubt, the term "storage medium" is used here to determine where to store the one or more auxiliary units, designated for storage of one or more tobacco products, or for storage of auxiliary blocks and Smoking products.

In a preferred embodiment, the main unit includes: a main body and a cover attached to the main part. The cover can be attached to the main body using any suitable means of attachment. For example, the cover can be attached to the main body using a hinge. Alternative cover may be a sliding cover. For example, the main unit may contain Obolo the ku and the moving part, installed with the possibility of moving the slide relative to the shell. Alternative cover can be installed on a friction fit for the main part. Alternative cover can be screwed to the main part.

In this embodiment, it is preferable that the main part of the main unit contains storage space for a variety of Smoking products and storage space, at least one auxiliary unit. In this case, the cover can cover the main part when the auxiliary unit inside the main part. Even more preferably, the cover is to cover the main part when the auxiliary unit inside the main part and when Smoking products in the auxiliary unit. In a preferred embodiment, the storage of Smoking products and accessories block inside the main part, and when the cover is closed Smoking system has a size and shape similar to the size and shape of a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end.

The main unit may include a display (e.g., digital display for presenting information to the user. For example, the display may show information on the consumption of tobacco products, energy consumption, or may be represented by another inform the tion.

Preferably, the control power supply from the auxiliary power source to the at least one heating element during the Smoking process, was carried out by means of an auxiliary circuit. During the process of Smoking with the aid of the auxiliary circuit may monitor the duration of the process area. The auxiliary unit may include a display (e.g., digital display for presenting information to the user. For example, the display can be provided with information about the duration of Smoking, number of puffs, number <> puffs, which can still be done, or other information. The auxiliary circuit is preferably configured to generate the output signal when the duration of the process area, equal to a predefined period of time. Alternative or additionally by means of an auxiliary circuit may monitor the period of time between puffs during the Smoking process and to generate an output signal when the elapsed time equals a predefined time period that is shorter than a predetermined period of run-time mode area. In addition, during the process of Smoking with the help spare gateley circuit may monitor the number of puffs made by the user. The auxiliary circuit is preferably configured to generate the output signal when the number of puffs, equal to a predefined number of puffs. So, there are three possible modes of operation. According to the first mode, the process area is limited to a predefined maximum period of time. According to the second mode, the process area is limited to a predefined maximum number of puffs. According to the third mode, the process area is limited to a predefined maximum period of time between puffs.

As already mentioned, the auxiliary unit preferably has a diameter only slightly greater diameter Smoking products. In addition, the length of the auxiliary unit may be similar to the length of the cigarette ignited the end (for example, cigarettes, having a length of from approximately 70 mm to approximately 128 mm), or the auxiliary unit can be longer or shorter. This is possible because there is no need to use auxiliary power source was increased, the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate to the working temperature, and requires only the maintenance of the operating temperature. Therefore, the auxiliary power supply can be otnositel is small. In one embodiment, the used Smoking product has a diameter and length that is smaller than the standard cigarette ignited the end (for example, cigarettes with a diameter of approximately 7.9 mm and a length of about 85 mm), which ensures the possibility of making auxiliary block having dimensions similar to the dimensions of the cigarette ignited the end. This allows the user to hold the auxiliary unit between your fingers the same way as the cigarette with burn the end.

Preferably, the auxiliary unit was insulated. This reduces heat losses of the auxiliary unit and provide the ability to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate essentially at the operating temperature for the desired period of time. The auxiliary unit may include a main body, suitable for introducing a Smoking product, and a cap for enclosing the Smoking product, or covering the main part.

The aerosol-forming substrate preferably contains a material containing tobacco containing volatile compounds in tobacco flavor, which are released from the substrate when heated. Alternative aerosol-forming substrate may contain non-tobacco material, for example, similar to materials used in devices that offers the right in the European patents EP-A-1750788 and EP-A-1439876. Preferably, the aerosol-forming substrate is additionally contained a substance for aerosol formation. Examples of suitable substances for the formation of aerosols include glycerin and propylene glycol. Additional examples of potentially suitable substances for the formation of aerosols is described in European patent EP-A-0277519 and U.S. patent US-A-5396911.

The aerosol-forming substrate may be a rigid substrate. The solid substrate can contain, for example, one or more elements in the form of powder, granules, beads, pieces of thin ribbons, strips or sheets containing one or more elements in the form of leaves, tobacco leaves, fragments of tobacco ribs, reconstituted tobacco, homogenized tobacco, extruded tobacco and expanded tobacco. The solid substrate is not necessary, may additionally contain tobacco or non-tobacco volatile aromatic compounds, which are released during heating of the substrate. Solid substrate, not necessarily, may be deposited on a thermally stable media or embedded in it. The carrier may be in the form of powder, granules, beads, pieces of thin ribbons, strips or sheets. Alternative media can be a tubular carrier containing a thin layer on a solid substrate, deposited on its inner surface is th for example, it may be that disclosed in U.S. patent US-A-5505214, US-A-5591368 and US-A-5388594, or printed on its outer surface or on both surfaces (inner and outer). This tubular carrier may be formed, for example, of paper or manageradobe material, non-woven fabric of carbon fiber, from sparse grid with a small surface density of metal fibers, or of a perforated metal foil, or any other thermally stable polymer matrix material. The solid substrate may be deposited on the surface of the carrier, for example, in the form of a sheet, foam, gel or suspension. The solid substrate may be deposited on the entire surface of the carrier, or alternatively can be applied in the form of the image to provide an uneven distribution of scent during use. Alternative media can be non-woven material, or a bundle of fibers, which were introduced tobacco components, such as, for example, described in European patent 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.

The aerosol-forming substrate may be a liquid substrate, and a Smoking product may contain the means of keeping the liquid subst the ATA. The aerosol-forming substrate may alternatively be any other type of substrate, for example, gaseous substrate or any combination of different types of substrates.

According to another aspect of the invention, the set of main unit for electrically heated Smoking system according to the first aspect of the invention, moreover, the main unit contains the main power supply and the main circuit.

According to another aspect of the invention, the set way of working electrically heated Smoking system containing the auxiliary unit, is made capable of receiving Smoking articles containing the aerosol-forming substrate, and the auxiliary unit includes at least one heating element, means to attach to the main power supply, auxiliary power supply and the auxiliary circuit, and the method includes the stage of attaching at least one heating element to the main power supply, pre-heating, via the interface means, so that the power came from the main power source to the at least one heating element to raise the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate to the working temperature; and stage p is soedineniya, at least one heating element to the auxiliary power source during the Smoking process, so that the supply of electricity was derived from the auxiliary power source to the at least one heating element to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate essentially at the operating temperature.

The method may additionally include the stage of charging the auxiliary power supply in the charging mode from the main power source to the auxiliary power source has sufficient charge to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate essentially at the operating temperature during the Smoking process.

Describes the characteristics of one aspect of the invention may also be inherent in another aspect of the invention.

Below the invention is additionally described, only in the form of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, which depict:

on Figa, 1b, and 1c are three versions of the first variant implementation of the present invention;

on Figa and 2b are two alternative views of a second variant implementation of the present invention;

on Figa and 3b are two versions of the third variant of implementation of the present invention;

on Figa, 4b and 4c - two options for performing the Smoking-room system according to N. the present invention in comparison with a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end; and

figure 5 - diagram of energy from time to time during operation of the Smoking system according to a preferred variant of execution.

In General, for carrying out the invention does not require the main unit, and in this case, the auxiliary unit may be a separate unit, made with the possibility of connection to an existing external power supply source. However, as discussed above, in one embodiment, the electrically heated Smoking system according to the invention contains a main unit and one or more auxiliary units, suitable for the introduction of a Smoking product. The main unit contains the main power source and the electronic circuit. The auxiliary unit includes an auxiliary power source, an electronic circuit and at least one heating element. The main source of power located in the main unit, can be used for charging the auxiliary power source located in the auxiliary unit, in the charging mode, and for the initial heating of the aerosol-forming substrate Smoking products, mode preheating. After the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate reaches operating temperature, the auxiliary power supply con is camping in the supporting block, used to maintain the temperature of the substrate during the process area, in the mode area. The required operating temperature depends on the aerosol-forming substrate, which is in the Smoking product. Control the working temperature is carried out using the main power supply, depending on the number and type of heating elements and design of the auxiliary unit. By separating the functions of power between the main unit and the auxiliary unit, the size of the auxiliary unit can be reduced so that it was only a few more Smoking products. In addition, in some embodiments, execution of all the components required for the area, may be placed in one block having a size and shape similar to the size and shape of a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end. The following describes the various options and features, are described with reference to any variant execution, can equally be attributed to any of the other embodiments.

On Figa, 1b, and 1c (each) depicts a version of the first variant implementation of the invention. On Figa and 1b shows a basic block is executed in the form of boxes with hinged lid, the size and shape of which is similar to the size and shape of a standard pack of cigarettes from the ignited end. Configuration the AI of the other packages discussed below with reference to Figa. The main unit may have other suitable sizes, although this is not shown clearly.

On Figa depicted Smoking system 101 that contains the main unit 103 and the auxiliary unit in the form of the holder 105. Main unit 103 has the shape of a box with hinged lid, with the main part 103a and cover 103b, separated by a hinge 103c. Cover 103b on Figa shown in open condition. The hinge 103c runs along the long edge of the upper side of the main portion 103a. The holder 105 can be stored in the main part 103a of the main unit 103 (as shown in Figa) through its introduction into the slot for the introduction. The socket for insertion in the holder 105 (see figa) provided on one side of the main part 103a, but slot injection can equally be provided on the opposite side of the main portion 103a or in the center of the main portion 103a. In an embodiment in figa when the holder 105 is stored in the main unit 103, the top of the holder 105 is above the top of the main unit 103A. However, cover 103b able to cover the main part 103a when the holder 105 is stored in the main unit 103, including the case when the Smoking article is in the holder 105. Alternatively, the upper part of the holder 105 may be located essentially flush with the top of the main part 103a. In the main unit 103 also has space for storage of Smoking and the ducts 107; in this case, it is only one side of the slot of the holder. Additional Smoking product can, of course, be stored in the holder 105. Although it is not clearly shown, the socket for insertion of the holder 105 may be located on either side of the main part 103a, and the storage space of Smoking products 107 may be positioned at the side opposite to the holder 105. If the socket for insertion of the holder 105 is located in the center of the main portion 103a, the storage space of Smoking products 107 may be located on one or both sides of the slot for insertion of the holder.

In addition, in the main part 103a of the main unit 103 provided on Figo are the interface means 109 for insertion of the USB plug (not illustrated). The USB connection can be used to charge the power source located in the main unit, to test the function, or for other purposes, when you want to attach to your computer. Such USB bus or, of course, any other suitable interface means, may be entered in any of the described embodiments. Additional or alternative USB bus or any other suitable interface means can be introduced into the holder, although this is not shown in Figa. The USB connection is considered further below.

On Fig.1b shown to the measuring system 101', contains the main unit 103' and the auxiliary unit in the form of a holder 105'. As Tiga, the main unit 103' has the shape of a box with hinged lid, with the main part 103a' and lid 103b', separated by a hinge 103c'. However, Fig.1b hinge runs along the short edge of the upper side of the main portion 103a'. Cover 103b' Fig.1b shown in open condition. The holder 105' can be stored in the main body 103a' main unit 103' (as shown in Fig.1b) by introducing it into the socket for insertion. On Fig.1b socket for insertion of the holder 105' is located near a front side of the main part 103a', i.e. in the place most distant from the hinge 103c', but the slot for the introduction can be equally located near the rear side of the main part 103a', i.e. about side located closest to the hinge 103c' or in the center of the main portion 103a'. In an embodiment in Fig.1b when the holder 105' is stored in the main unit 103', the upper part of the holder 105' may be essentially flush with the top of the main part 103a'. Cover 103b' you can cover the main part 103a', including the case when the Smoking article is contained in the holder 105'. Alternative upper part of the holder 105' may protrude from the top of the main part 103a'. Main unit 103' also contains storage space for Smoking products 107; in this case honorsprogram near the rear side of the main part 103a', i.e. near the hinge 103c'. Additional Smoking product can, of course, be stored in the holder. If the slot for the introduction of 105' is located near the rear side of the main part 103a', the storage space of Smoking products 107' may be positioned at the side opposite to the holder 105', i.e. around the front side of the main part 103a'. If the socket for insertion of the holder 105' is located near the center of the main part 103a', the storage space of Smoking products 107' may be positioned about one or about both sides of the main portion 103a'.

On Figs depicted Smoking system 101, containing the main unit 103 and the auxiliary unit in the form of a holder 105". The holder 105 can be stored in the main unit 103 (as shown in Figs) by introducing it into the socket for insertion. On Figs socket for insertion of the holder 105 is located on one side of the main part 103a", but the slot for the introduction can be equally located on the opposite side of the main part 103a or in the center of the main portion 103a". Main unit 103 and the holder 105" together form one compact unit. In an embodiment in Figs when the holder 105 is stored in the main unit 103", the upper part of the holder 105" appears over top of the main unit 103". Alternatively, the upper part of the holder 105 may R spoliata essentially flush with the top of the main unit 103". In an embodiment in Figs, the main unit 103 does not contain any space for storage of Smoking products, although one Smoking product can be stored in the holder 105". However, additional space for storage of Smoking products can be ensured. In addition, the main unit 103" (as in the unit shown in Figa) provided with interface means 109 for introducing the USB plug (not illustrated).

In embodiments, the execution depicted in Figa, 1b and 1c, a Smoking system includes a base unit and one separate holder. A Smoking system is designed for a single user. The holder can be stored in the main unit. Smoking product can be introduced into the holder when the holder is in the main unit, or when the holder is separated from the main unit. When the holder is attached to the main unit, the main power supply can be connected to heating elements for heating the substrate in the mode preheating. In addition, the main unit may be provided with storage space for Smoking products. Space for storage of Smoking products may be of such dimensions that it can be stored from 1 to 20 tobacco products in any suitable manner. The holder and the main unit together constitute a compact Curitel the treatment, which the user can easily carry. Various features presented on Figa, 1b, and 1c, are interchangeable.

On Figa and 2b depict alternative forms of the second variant execution Smoking system according to the invention. A Smoking system 201 (see Figa and 2b) contains the main unit 203, containing the main part 203a and detachable socket for insertion 203b, and two auxiliary unit in the form of holders 205a and 205b. Each holder 205a, 205b may be introduced into the main unit 203. In an embodiment in Figa and 2b, the first holder 205a may be introduced into the slot for the introduction, made in one piece with the main part 203a of the main unit 203. The second holder 205b may be introduced into the slot for the introduction 203b, separated from the main part 203a of the main unit 203, but which may be attached to one side of the main part 203a via the interface means 209. Of course, alternative connections between the socket for insertion 203b and the main part 203a of the main unit 203. The socket for insertion in the main part 203a includes a recess 211a, configured to mate with the protrusion 213a on the holder 205a, for attaching the holder 205a in the nest for the introduction 203. Similarly, the holder 205b includes a ledge 213b to pair with the deepening 211b in the nest for the introduction 203b, which is separated from the main part 03a main unit 203. In addition, there may be provided a mechanism for fixing the Smoking articles in the holder.

On Figa holders 205a and 205b shown in the entered position in their respective slots, and the slot for the introduction 203b shown separately from the main part 203a of the main unit 203. On Fig.2b holders 205a and 205b are depicted separately from their respective nests for the introduction of a Smoking product 207, when using.

In an embodiment, depicted in Figa and 2b, a Smoking system includes a base unit and two separate holder. A Smoking system is designed for joint use by two users. Alternative Smoking system can use a single user, but in this case one holder it can be used as a spare. Holder 205a can be stored directly in the main part 203a of the main unit. Holder 205b can be stored in the slot for the introduction 203b, which can be attached to the main part 203a of the main unit 203. The holders and the main unit together constitute a compact Smoking system.

Crack product may be introduced into each of the holder when the holder is attached to the main unit, or when the holder is separated from the main unit. In addition, the main unit can be provided storage space for Curitel who's products, although this is not shown in Figa or 2b.

On Figa and 3b (each) depicted version of the third variant implementation of the invention. A Smoking system 301 (see Figa) contains the main unit 303, and many of the supporting blocks in the form of holders 305. On Figa shows three of the holder 305i, 305ii and 305iii, attached to the main unit 303, and one holder 305iv shown in separated from the main unit 303 state. Main unit 303 (see Figa) is provided with slots for the introduction of four holders 305, but may be provided with any number of slots for insertion. For example, can be provided up to 40 or 50 slots for the introduction. In other embodiments, execution in main unit 303 may be inserted from 2 to 10 holders for charging and preheating. In the main unit 303 provided with the first storage space 311, which can be used for storage or Smoking products (used and unused), or holders of, any and Smoking products, and holders. Main unit 303 is also provided with a second storage space 313, which can also be used for storage or tobacco products, or holders of, any and Smoking products, and the holders.

On Figa holders 305i and 305ii shown inserted into the main unit 303. They (each) use with Smoking products 307, and the source power is Tania, located in the main unit, used for recharging the power source, located in the cradle (charging mode), or for pre-heating of the substrate located in the Smoking product (pre-heating). Holder 305iii also shown inserted into the main unit 303, but without Smoking products. A power source located in the holder 305iii, recharged from the electrical power source located in the main unit 303 (charging mode). Holder 305iv shown separated from the main unit 303, and its use with Smoking products 307. A power source located in the holder 305iv, used to maintain the operating temperature of the substrate located in the Smoking product (during the Smoking process).

Main unit 303 (see Figa) attached to an external power source (not shown) via connection 315. External power supply can be used for recharging the power source located in the main unit, for supplying energy to the holders for charging holders or to perform pre-heating, or any combination of these modes.

Each socket for insertion into the main unit 303 (see Figa) contains its own interface means 309. They may contain the display and switch to the initiation the Finance mode preheating, when Smoking product introduced into the holder entered in the slot for the introduction.

A Smoking system 301', depicted on Fig.3b, contains unit main unit 303' and many of the supporting blocks in the form of holders 305'. On Fig.3b shows several configurations.

In the first configuration of A main unit 303' contains one module 304. The module 304 is provided with a slot for the introduction to one of the holder 305'. In the first configuration A holder 305' is depicted separate from the module 304 main unit 303', and is inserted in a Smoking article 307, if using. A power source located in the holder, 305' are used to maintain the operating temperature of the substrate located in the Smoking article during Smoking. Module 304 contains its own interface means 309' to its slot for insertion and can also contain storage space (not shown). Main unit 303' is attached to an external power source (not shown) via connection 315'.

In the second configuration B main unit 303' contains four modules 304. Of course, there may be provided any number of modules. Again, each module 304 is provided with a slot for the introduction to one of the holder 305'. In the second configuration of the four modules shown United to each other in the form of a "nest". In "the nest" is jdy module can be connected to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of the other modules. The connection between modules 304 may be magnetic or any other suitable type of connection. In the second configuration B three of the holder 305' with Smoking products 307 is depicted inserted into the appropriate modules 304 and the main unit 303' is used to recharge the power source in each holder or for pre-heating of the substrate located in the Smoking product. As in configuration A, each module 304 contains its own interface means 309' to its slot for insertion and can also contain storage space (not shown). Main unit 303' is attached to an external power source (not shown) via connection 315'. It should be noted that only requires one connection for the supply of electricity to the main unit 303', which supply power to all modules 304.

In the third configuration C main unit 303' contains four modules 304. Of course, again, may be provided with any number of modules. Again, each module 304 is provided with a slot for the introduction to one of the holder 305'. In the third configuration of the four modules shown connected to each other in a "chain". In the "chain" each module can be attached to only 1 or 2 other modules. The connection between modules 304 may be communicated to Tim or any other suitable type of connection. In the third configuration with three of the holder 305' with Smoking products 307 is depicted inserted into the appropriate modules 304 and the main unit 303' is used to recharge the power source in each holder or for pre-heating of the substrate located in the Smoking product. As in configurations A and B, each module 304 contains its own interface means 309' to its slot for the introduction, and it may also contain space for storage (not illustrated). Main unit 303' is attached to an external power source (not shown) via connection 315'. It should be noted that only requires one connection for the supply of electricity to the main unit 303', which supply power to all modules 304.

In an embodiment in Fig.3b, each user can have your own holder 305' and module 304. When joining a group of new users to the configuration add new modules. When users log off from the group of modules is removed from the configuration.

In embodiments, the execution depicted in Figa and 3b, a Smoking system includes at least one main unit and a plurality of holders. A Smoking system is intended for use by many users. In contrast to the embodiments presented in figure 1 and 2, WriteLine system, depicted on Figa may not necessarily be portable and can be located at a location that is accessible to multiple users.

Each of the embodiments depicted in figures 1-3, contains at least one main unit and one or more auxiliary units. However, the main unit does not need to be included in the Smoking-room system. In this case, the holder must be made with the possibility of attaching directly to an external power source, for example, to the supply network or to the host computer. This can be accomplished through a wired connection such as a USB connection. It is also possible accession to the socket for charging in the vehicle. In this case, the holder must contain the necessary electronic circuitry to control the charging process in the charging mode, and the heating of the substrate located in the Smoking product, mode preheating. The following describes the various features common to all the illustrated embodiments.

A power source located in the main unit can be any suitable source of power. The main source of power supply can be recharged from an external source. For example, the power source of the main unit m which may be the battery, for example, a lithium ion, lithium iron phosphate, lithium-manganese, Nickel-cadmium or metal hydride-Nickel battery. The external source can be an external computer connected to the main unit via a connection such as a USB connection. The external source may be electric supply network, connected to the main unit via plug and sockets. Allowable power of the power source of the main unit is preferably from 3 to 6 watts. Requirements, which limited the minimum size of the power supply of the main unit, is the amount of energy and charge time.

An electronic circuit located in the main unit may include a microcontroller, microprocessor, digital signal processor (DSP), a specialized integrated circuit (ASIC), or any other programmable digital or analog circuit. An electronic circuit located in the main unit, is designed to perform several functions, including: charging the power source of the main unit from an external source; charging the auxiliary power source located in the auxiliary unit, when it is not used; and heating elements located in the auxiliary block mode preheating. An electronic circuit is the same to be made with the possibility of performing communication with the host computer through a wired connection, for example, USB, or via wireless communication, for example, using the technology of Bluetooth connection to provide two-way data transfer between the host computer and the main and auxiliary blocks. The connection between the auxiliary unit and the main unit can be improved, when the auxiliary unit is in the socket for insertion into the main unit, or when the auxiliary unit is stored in the means for storing in the main unit.

As already mentioned, the main unit may include an interface means for external connection. Preferably, the interface means operated according to the interface standard. The connection may be via a wired connection, for example, a USB connection, or a wireless connection, for example, using the technology of Bluetooth connection. A wired connection may include retractable cable. It can be used for charging the main power source. The connection can alternatively or additionally be used to perform additional functions. For example, when the main unit is attached to an external computer, you can test the system, and the user may be given advice about whether you need maintenance, such as whether to replace the source is electroputere main or auxiliary units. In addition, when connecting to a computer user can place an order for a certain amount of Smoking products, to update any software to install the personal plans of consumption for individual users and get information on division of fractions. Can be provided with additional advanced features that are not limited to those listed above. One or both of the unit: the main unit and the auxiliary unit may include a digital display.

By using a power source located in the auxiliary unit, provide sufficient energy for the heating elements to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate contained in the Smoking product, at the operating temperature within a predetermined period of time or to perform a predetermined number of puffs during Smoking. A power source located in the auxiliary unit may be a battery, supercapacitor, fuel cell or any other suitable power source, which can provide sufficient energy to maintain the temperature of the substrate at the operating temperature within a predetermined period of time or for you is filling up a predetermined number of puffs. In one embodiment, the power supply auxiliary unit contains a variety of lithium-iron-phosphate cells. In another embodiment, the power supply auxiliary unit contains a lithium polymer battery. A predetermined period of time may be from 5 minutes to 20 minutes a predetermined number of puffs can be from 5 puffs up to 20 puffs. Allowable power source auxiliary power unit is preferably 1-3 wt. Requirements, which limited the minimum size of the source auxiliary power unit, is the amount of energy provided to Smoking Smoking products, charging time and maximum number of cycles (i.e. the required frequency of replacement of the power source).

As already mentioned, the auxiliary unit may include means to attach it directly to an external source. Preferably, the interface means operated according to the interface standard. The connection may be via a wired connection, for example, a USB connection, or a wireless connection, for example, using the technology of Bluetooth connection. A wired connection may include retractable cable. It can be used for the Araki auxiliary power source. The connection can alternatively or additionally be used to supply power to the auxiliary power source to run mode preheating. The connection can alternatively or additionally be used to perform additional functions. Preferably, the connection provided two-way flow of data. For example, when the auxiliary unit is attached to an external computer, you can test the system, and the user may be given advice about whether you need maintenance, such as whether the replacement power supply auxiliary unit or whether the cleaning auxiliary unit. Can be provided with additional advanced features that are not limited to those listed above.

An electronic circuit in the auxiliary unit may include a microcontroller, microprocessor, digital signal processor (DSP), a specialized integrated circuit (ASIC), or any other programmable digital or analog circuit. An electronic circuit supporting unit works in conjunction with the electronic circuitry of the main unit. Mode pre-heating may be initiated when it is determined that the auxiliary unit is connected to the main power source and ODA is divided, what a Smoking article is in the supporting block. This can be determined by means of an auxiliary schema or core schema. Alternative, the user can manually initiate preheating, for example, by activating the switch on the main or auxiliary units or by opening the main unit. Mode pre-heating the electronic circuit in the auxiliary unit can be connected with the electronic circuitry of the main unit to determine, when Smoking the product is ready to process area. In the mode area, the user can begin the process of Smoking and continue Smoking while tightening after tightening. With the help of an electronic circuit located in the auxiliary unit, manage the process of maintaining the temperature of the substrate using the heating elements at the operating temperature or at a level very close to the working temperature. An electronic circuit located in the auxiliary unit may be designed so that with its help it was possible to monitor the number of puffs performed by the user; the time between puffs and for the time during which the heating elements were involved. If the number of inhalations has reached its maximum rated amount for Smoking products (subject to the or Smoking the product is completely used); if the user did not tighten until the expiration of a predetermined period of time; or if a predetermined period of time has passed, but the ability to perform puffs still remained, an electronic circuit produces a signal notifying the user that should be returned to the auxiliary unit into the main unit. Then, if appropriate, the power supply located in the auxiliary unit can be recharged and the substrate is again heated to the working temperature. Thus, the user can stop Smoking and start Smoking again to full use of Smoking products.

In addition, with the help of the electronic circuit can be identified Smoking product, located in the auxiliary unit, to adjust the heating curve on the main part of the type of Smoking product, and determine when you need technical service holder, for example when you need to clean the heating elements. With the help of an electronic circuit located in the auxiliary unit, you can also personalize the auxiliary unit taking into account the individual characteristics of the smoker. For example, the duration of Smoking, duration of each puff, the time between puffs and the intensity of each puff can be recorded; you can trace the pattern of consumption in what videomom and to determine the preferred Smoking article of the individual. This can be done in combination with constipation in the auxiliary unit, which allows the use of auxiliary block only a specific user.

In order for the electronic circuit in the auxiliary unit kept a count of the number of puffs, the electronic circuit may include a sensor puffs to determine air flow, indicating the execution of tightening. The sensor may be any suitable type of sensor, for example, it may be a thermistor, optical device, optical-mechanical device, an Electromechanical device or a device with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

The shape and size of the auxiliary unit to a certain extent depend on the size and shape of the source auxiliary power unit. In principle, however, the auxiliary unit may be of any suitable shape. Usually the auxiliary unit is an elongated cylindrical block having a size only slightly larger the size of the Smoking product. The cross-sectional shape of the auxiliary unit can be round, rectangular or oval. The auxiliary unit may include a cap for covering the Smoking product, when it is inserted in the auxiliary unit, for the protection of Smoking products or Smoking restrictions : which of smell. The auxiliary unit may include a cap for covering the open end of the auxiliary unit. Usually when Smoking product introduced in the auxiliary unit, about half the length of the Smoking product is from the auxiliary unit. In other embodiments, the execution less than half the length of the Smoking product is from the auxiliary unit.

The heating element or elements in the auxiliary unit can be internal or external heating elements, and give them a form that is most effective to heat the substrate, which is formed aerosol. In the auxiliary unit may be a single heating element or multiple heating elements. The heating elements may be made of electrically resistive material, including (but the composition of these materials is not limited to this list): metal, metal alloy, ceramic or semiconductor material. The most suitable form of heating element or elements depends on the aerosol-forming substrate contained in the Smoking product. The aerosol-forming substrate is preferably a solid substrate, but the alternative may be liquid or gaseous substrate.

Preferably, the auxiliary unit was t poisonious to minimize heat loss during the process area. The better insulated the auxiliary unit, the longer the substrate can maintain the operating temperature that can prolong a predetermined period of time mode area.

On Figa depicts a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end. On Fig.4b depicts one embodiment of a Smoking system according to the present invention, in which the auxiliary unit in the form of holder may be stored in the main unit. On Figs depicts one embodiment of a Smoking system according to the present invention, in which the holder can be stored in the main unit even when Smoking product introduced into the holder. Figa, 4b and 4c are shown to illustrate the relative size of the embodiments Smoking system according to the present invention and a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end.

On Figa depicted tutu 401 for cigarettes 403 from the ignited end. View below for Figa is a longitudinal cross-section of the bundle (side view). Views, located on top of Figa is a cross-section (top view). This bundle has a width of 55 mm, a height of 90 mm and a depth of 24 mm On Figa depicts one example of a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end. Usually a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end have a height of from about 60 mm to about 150 mm, more typically they have a height of from okolo mm to about 125 mm Usually a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end have a width of from about 12 mm to about 150 mm, more preferably have a width of from about 70 mm to about 125 mm, Usually packs of cigarettes from the ignited end have a depth of from about 6 mm to about 100 mm, more preferably have a depth of from about 12 mm to about 25 mm, Preferably the size of the packs are adapted to the length of the cigarettes and collation of cigarettes.

Pack of cigarettes from the ignited end can be in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped with a rectangular longitudinal edges and a rectangular transverse edges. Alternative bundle may contain one or more rounded longitudinal edges, rounded transverse edges, inclined longitudinal edges or angled transverse edges, or combinations thereof. Alternative bundle can have non-rectangular cross-section, for example: polygonal, for example triangular or hexagonal, or oval, semi-oval, round or semi-circular. Tutu can be used for the packaging of tobacco products, including but their composition is not limited to this list): normal cigarette ignited the end, cigars or very thin cigars, heated Smoking articles containing a combustible fuel element or heat source and an aerosol-forming substrate (for example cigarettes of the type disclosed in U.S. patent US-A-4714082) and Smoking the product for use with electrical Smoking systems (e.g., cigarettes of the type disclosed in U.S. patent US-A-5692525).

After appropriate selection of the dimensions of the packs, the packs can be designed so that they could have a different total number of Smoking products or differently situated tobacco products. In packs may contain tobacco products of the same type or brand, or different types or brands. In addition, in packs may contain tobacco products without filters and Smoking articles with different filters and Smoking articles of different length and diameter. In addition, tobacco products may differ in the fortress taste, resistance to the sucking and the total output of the solid particles. The pack may contain more than one different type of Smoking products listed above.

On Fig.4b depicts a first embodiment of the Smoking-room system according to the invention. View below for Fig.4b is a longitudinal cross-section (side view). Views, located on top of the Fig.4b is a cross-section (top view). The system includes the main unit 405 and the holder 407. The main unit contains the main power source in the form of a battery 409, space 411 for storing Smoking products and socket 413 introduction to introduction of the holder. The holder contains heating elements depicted schema is automatically marked position 415. In this embodiment, when the holder is stored in the socket for insertion into the main unit, the cover (not shown) may be closed. However, when the holder is stored in the socket for insertion into the main unit with a Smoking product introduced into the holder (as shown on Fig.4b), the cover cannot be closed. A Smoking system has a width of 56 mm, a height of 95 mm and a depth of 25 mm

On Figs depicts a second embodiment of the Smoking-room system according to the invention.

View below for Figs is a longitudinal cross-section (side view). Views, located on top of Figs is a cross-section (top view). The system includes the main unit 405' and the holder 407'. The main unit contains the battery 409', space 411' for storage of Smoking products and the slot for the introduction of 413' for insertion of the holder. Holder 407' contains heating elements, shown schematically and indicated by the position 415'. In this embodiment, when the holder is stored in the socket for insertion into the main unit even with a Smoking product introduced into the holder (as shown on Figs), a cover (not illustrated) may be closed. This can be done because the holder 407' has a construction different from the construction of the holder 407, in particular, the heating elements are located in any other way. A Smoking system and EET width 56 mm, the height of 95 mm and a depth of 25 mm

On Figa, 4b and 4c shows that at least two options for performing the Smoking-room system according to the present invention are similar in size and shape with the size and shape of a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end. Other embodiments of the Smoking system may have a similar size and shape with the size and shape of the other packs with different sizes and shapes, as described above. All components required for the area, are contained in one compact unit.

The following describes the action of the electrically heated Smoking system according to a variant implementation of the present invention with reference to Figure 5. Figure 5 presents the graph of the correlation between the used energy W and temperature T over time t for pre-heating in the area.

1. The user enters a Smoking product in the auxiliary unit. At this time, the auxiliary unit can be attached to the main unit or separated from it.

2. The auxiliary unit attached to the main unit (if not already attached) (or alternate source of energy), and the main power supply located in the main unit starts to charge the auxiliary power source located in the auxiliary unit. The charging time depends on the design of the Smoking-room system is we, but it is, in the preferred embodiment, is not more than approximately 5 minutes, the execution Order of the first two stages can be reversed. For example, the auxiliary unit can be stored inside the main unit or on the main unit, when it (auxiliary unit) is not used, so that the auxiliary power supply was fully charged and was ready (auxiliary unit) to the initiation of Smoking by the user at any time. In this case, the auxiliary power source located in the auxiliary unit, charge prior to the introduction of Smoking products in the portable auxiliary block.

3. After full charging of the subsidiary power supply (this can be determined by the signal generated by the main or auxiliary blocks), the user can begin an exercise regimen pre-heating. In addition, the implementation mode pre-heating may be initiated before the commencement of the charging mode or the charging mode. Implementation mode pre-heating may be initiated by a user clicks a button or toggle switch, when it is ready to start Smoking. Alternative, the user can begin an exercise regimen preheating by shaking the block p is evritania a certain amount of time to begin phase pre-heating. At the beginning of the run mode preheating, in the beginning of time (time 0 on the graph presented on Figure 5) main power supply then attached to the heating elements located in the auxiliary unit, and the control is performed by electronic circuits in the main and auxiliary blocks. Heating elements supported in an enabled state until, until it reaches the desired operating temperature T1 of the substrate located in the Smoking product (for example, from about 150°C to 250°C). Mode pre-heating (shown as a rectangle, defined by the dashed lines in Figure 5) the temperature of the substrate increases quickly, but in a controlled manner to avoid going beyond the limits. In one embodiment, the temperature sensor is located in the main unit. In the auxiliary unit may also contain a temperature sensor. In another embodiment, the can be determined by using the main unit or auxiliary unit that the substrate has reached the desired operating temperature T1 by the fact that the period of time t1, the supply of electricity. The time period of the power supply can be from about 10 seconds to about 150 seconds. At the end of this period of time t1 (see Figure 5) the seat reservation heating of the electronic circuit, located in the main unit, can generate a signal for determining that the runtime mode pre-heating is completed and the user can start Smoking.

4. The user can now separate the portable auxiliary block (with the included Smoking product) from the main unit to start Smoking. This is done at the time t1 on the graph presented on Figure 5. During Smoking of the auxiliary power source located in the auxiliary block is used to maintain the temperature of the substrate at the operating temperature T1 or close to it temperature. From the heating elements is transferred enough heat to the substrate to maintain the temperature of the substrate at the operating temperature, whereby compensates for the heat loss through the auxiliary unit and prisasyvaniya of air through the auxiliary unit during each puff. An electronic circuit located in the auxiliary unit, writes the length of time of Smoking, the time between puffs and/or the number of puffs from the time t1, when the portable auxiliary unit was separated from the main unit.

Figure 5 shows three graphs that characterize the process area. First the solid line represents the temperature when using deploytool is one of the auxiliary unit. This is the preferred embodiment of, and, as is evident from the chart presented in Figure 5, in this case, the temperature of the substrate is maintained at a level very close to the working temperature T1, and is supported by the electric power W1. The second dashed line represents the temperature when using non-isolated auxiliary unit. In this embodiment, the temperature of the substrate is still supported at the level close to the working temperature T1, but a large heat loss than using insulated auxiliary unit. The third dashed line represents the temperature without using any auxiliary source of power in the auxiliary unit. In this case, the temperature of the substrate decreases rapidly during the Smoking process.

5. With the help of an electronic circuit located in the auxiliary unit, or determines that produced the maximum number of puffs (for example, from approximately 5 puffs up to 20 puffs using a single crack of the product); or determine that has exceeded the maximum period of time mode area (for example, from about 5 min to 20 min after the user has separated the bracket from the main unit); or determine that has exceeded the maximum period of time between puffs (for example the EP, approximately 30 s to 5 min). This value is denoted as t2 on the graph presented on Figure 5. In the first case, if the electronic circuit located in the auxiliary unit, it is determined that produced the maximum number of puffs when using one Smoking products, electronic circuit stops power supply to the heating elements to maintain the temperature of the substrate at the level of the desired operating temperature. If the user made the maximum number of puffs during the process of Smoking, then the electronic circuit located in the auxiliary unit, generates a signal to the user that indicates that you have already made the maximum number of puffs. This signal can be displayed, which can be located on the portable auxiliary unit (for example, to determine the number of possible remaining puffs); or may be issued one or more indicator lights, such as LEDs that can be turned on or off, when performing puffs; or may be issued in the form of a sound signal produced, for example, a buzzer; or may be issued in the form of a silent signal produced, for example, by vibration; or may be issued by any other suitable means alarm is tion. In the second case, if the electronic circuit located in the auxiliary unit, it is determined that has exceeded the maximum period of time the operation area, the electronic circuit stops maintaining the operating temperature of the substrate and generates a signal to the user indicating that the time mode area has expired. This signal can be any suitable signal, as described above. In the third case, if you have exceeded the maximum period of time provided by the user to produce successive puffs, then the electronic circuit generates a signal to the user indicating that tightening not have been produced in a given period of time. This signal can be any suitable signal, as described above. The signals may indicate that the auxiliary unit must be returned to the main unit to charge and start the run mode preheating.

6. (Final stage). The user can reconnect to a portable auxiliary unit and the main power source and the main unit again starts the charging of the auxiliary power source in the portable auxiliary unit. After full charging of the auxiliary power source located in the auxiliary block is e, if you still have the ability to perform puffs, the user can again start Smoking with the third stage. Thus, the user can start and stop the process area.

As described above, embodiments of the invention provide several advantages. First, due to the separation system, in particular, the power source into two parts, the dimensions of the auxiliary unit can be reduced. Secondly, by using the auxiliary unit can contribute to the running torque according to need, and the process of Smoking, you can start and stop. Embodiments of the intended for a single user, which have a size and shape similar to the size and shape of a pack of cigarettes from the ignited end, are preferred because their use requires minimal disturbance of the user's habits associated with Smoking, to fit the user to the product. In addition, the user needs to carry only one unit, which contains all the components required for your area. Options execution, in which there are many auxiliary units for use by many users, they have the advantage, because their use contributes to social interaction. Options execution, in which the auxiliary unit personified provided which indicate the ability for a user to prevent unauthorized use, and operation of the device may best meet the wishes of the user.

1. Electrically heated Smoking system (101, 201, 301), containing the auxiliary unit (105, 205a, 205b, 305, 407)made with the possibility of receiving Smoking products(107, 207, 307, 411), containing the aerosol-forming substrate, and the auxiliary unit includes:
at least one heating element (415);
means of connection to the main power supply (409) for supplying electrical energy to the at least one heating element;
auxiliary power supply for supplying electric power to the specified at least one heating element; and
auxiliary circuit for controlling the supply of electric power from the main power source (409) to the specified at least one heating element (415) mode preheating, during which the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate is raised to the working temperature, and to control power supply from the auxiliary power source to the at least one heating element (415) in the mode area, during which the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate is maintained essentially at the operating temperature.

2. System (101, 201, 301) according to claim 1, in which the Torah auxiliary power source configured to charge from the main power supply in the charging mode so to the auxiliary power source has sufficient charge to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate essentially at the operating temperature during the Smoking process.

3. System (101, 201, 301) according to claim 2, in which the auxiliary circuit, moreover, is configured to control charging of the subsidiary power supply from the main power source (409) in the charging mode.

4. System (101, 201, 301) according to any one of claims 1 to 3, in which the use of accession provide two-way communication between the auxiliary unit (105, 205a, 205b, 305, 407) and a microprocessor-based device.

5. System (101, 201, 301) according to any one of claims 1 to 3, additionally containing main unit(103, 203, 303, 405), containing the main power supply and the main circuit.

6. System (101, 201, 301) according to claim 5, in which the main unit (103, 203, 303, 405) contains means (109, 209) attach to an external power source to supply electric power to the main power source.

7. System (101, 201, 301) according to claim 5, containing many of the supporting blocks (205a, 205b, 305).

8. System (101, 201, 301) according to claim 7, in which the main unit (303) includes a variety of attachable modules (304), each module contains a slot for insertion of the respective auxiliary unit (305).

9. System (101, 201, 301) at p., in which the main unit (103, 203, 303, 405) includes means for storing one or more auxiliary units (105, 205a, 205b, 305, 407).

10. System (101, 201, 301) according to claim 5, in which the main unit (103, 203, 303, 405) includes means for storing at least one Smoking products(107, 207, 307, 411).

11. System (101, 201, 301) according to claim 5, in which the main unit (103, 405) contains the main part (103A) and the cover (103b).

12. System (101, 201, 301) according to any one of claims 1 to 3, 6 to 11, in which the auxiliary unit (105, 205a, 205b, 305, 407) insulated.

13. The way electrically heated Smoking system (101, 201, 301), containing the auxiliary unit (105, 205a, 205b, 305, 407)made with the possibility of receiving Smoking products(107, 207, 307, 411), containing the aerosol-forming substrate, and the auxiliary unit comprises at least one heating element (415), the means of connection to the main power supply (409), the auxiliary power source and an auxiliary circuit, and the method comprises the stages:
- mode pre-heating, attach the specified at least one heating element (415) to the main power supply (409) through the accession to the main power supply (409) applied electric energy to the specified at least one heating element is into (415) to increase the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate to the working temperature; and
in the mode area, attach the specified at least one heating element (415) to the auxiliary power source to the auxiliary source of power applied electric energy to the specified at least one heating element (415) to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate essentially at the operating temperature.

14. The method according to item 13, additionally including
in the charging mode, the stage of charging the auxiliary power supply from the main power source to the auxiliary power source has sufficient charge to maintain the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate essentially at the operating temperature during the Smoking process.



 

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EFFECT: ensuring aroma without damage to wider public.

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FIELD: tobacco industry.

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