The invention relates to a cigarette-like, electrically operated
Inhaler, a mouthpiece, an evaporator, a supply
one to evaporate and evaporate over the Mudstück
to inhaling agent and a battery for operation.
Operated inhalers are in various embodiments
known and proven. In addition to the inhalation gaseous
Active ingredients or aerosols in medicine, for example in the
Treatment of respiratory diseases, there is also an inhalation
for pleasure purposes, for example smoking tobacco.
Tobacco smoking by burning it down like a cigarette, cigar or pipe is highly deleterious and increasingly undesirable to the public. In recent years, therefore, so-called electric cigarettes were developed, for example in the EP 1 618 803 A1
or in the DE 10 2006 041 042 A1
However, the constructive structure is extremely complex and represent the most expensive disposable systems.
In this background, the invention makes it its mission to provide a
cigar-like, electrically operated inhaler available
to put, the constructively simple a cost-effective
is this technical problem with the cigarette-type in question,
electrically operated inhaler, comprising a mouthpiece,
an evaporator, a supply of a vaporized and evaporated over
the Mudstück to inhaling agent and a battery
according to claim 1 by the measures,
that the mouthpiece to a storage room receiving the stock
an evaporator part is releasably connected, that in
then the evaporator part axially to the storage space
an evaporator space is formed and that in the evaporator space
an electrically heated coil for the evaporation of the
Active substance is arranged.
Inhaler according to the invention has a number of advantages.
So first, regardless of the function of the
Inhalator, the mouthpiece to the taste of the user free
selectable and can basically any conventional
Mouthpiece, also a commercially available, easily
Formation of a storage space within the evaporator part allowed
it further, almost any solid active ingredients or carrier materials
to use with incorporated active ingredients and in particular again
fill. For example, in the case of a carrier material
to be thought of as a wadding impregnated with the active ingredient,
However, any other coarse-pored or sponge-like carrier material is suitable,
that of the necessary for an evaporation of the active ingredient temperature
especially against the background that is axial to the storage space
an evaporator space connects, in which an electrically heatable coil
is provided by which for the evaporation of the active substance
necessary temperature is generated.
In order to
the vaporized drug can reach the mouthpiece,
the support material should or should be open-pored
axially through the carrier material in the storage space
Extend channels or a solid drug free spaces
leave through the connected mouthpiece with the
Evaporator room is then directly connected.
particular advantage is in such a design of the inhaler
further that the helix is interchangeable. You can do this
in simple form contact pins in the form of clamping or screw terminals
intended for electrical connection and maintenance of the helix
then the evaporator part is detachable with an axially adjoining
Segment connected, with the segment pointing to the evaporator compartment
is completed by a radially extending plate and
the plate has two pins for electrical connection
and hold the helix. It can be provided that a
such plate is inserted separately like a platinum, which then electrically
isolated from each other, the contact pins can carry directly.
Alternatively, if the plate is formed by the segment,
then at least one of these pins must be opposite
the plate are electrically isolated when the segment, for example, from
Metal trains an electrical conductor.
Segment and the evaporator part can be plugged into each other
However, it is preferred in terms of a tight seal
the evaporator compartment and due to the secure connection at
a heavier version of the inhaler a screw thread.
The operation of the inhaler according to the invention requires sufficient electrical energy. Button cells or the like appear to be less expedient because their capacity for the operation of the electric coil should hardly be sufficient. In addition, such cells are expensive. Against this background is an end-openable, coaxial is provided to the evaporator part and the segment extending battery compartment for receiving a rod-shaped battery, in particular to commercially available mono-cells of types AAA or AA, possibly also C is thought. Basically, the mono-cells of type D are suitable, but require a corresponding size of the battery compartment. However, the use of such a battery then also means a considerable additional weight of the inhaler.
constructive embodiment of the inhaler according to the invention
further provided that the battery compartment end of a plug
is closed and that the plug centrally the shaft of an electric
conductive thumbscrew interspersed with the free
End of its shaft make electrical contact with a pole of the
further structural design is provided that the plug
is electrically conductive and that the shank of the thumbscrew the
Plug interspersed electrically isolated, for example in one
Plastic insert in a central opening of the plug.
Is the head of the thumbscrew in abutment?
the plug, as it were a switch closed, so that the plug
in electrically conductive connection with the electrically conductive
Segment stand and the helix can be operated. Safely prevented
however, the operation is when the head of the thumbscrew
By unscrewing the shaft is spaced from the plug.
Another embodiment may be provided that a further electrical
Connection of the other pole with one of the contact pins by another
Switch, in particular a button, must be closed to
to avoid continuous operation of the helix.
the inhaler according to the invention may further be provided that
the segment is caught in a connector and that
in a further embodiment, the segment protrudes axially a plug,
which engages in a socket of the connector.
In addition to a flow of current through the housing to a
The first of the contact pins can be so easily and electrically
certainly also an electrical contact between the switch and the
second contact pin are made.
Inhaler according to the invention will be further explained with reference to the drawing,
merely schematically illustrated in the exemplary embodiments
are. In the drawing shows:
1 FIG. 2 schematically shows a longitudinal section through an inhaler according to the invention, FIG.
2 : an enlarged sectional view of an evaporator section with a connected segment,
3 in detail the connection of the segment to the evaporator part,
4 in an enlarged view, a battery compartment closing plug with knurled nut,
5 : another embodiment of an inhaler,
6 : details the design of the battery compartment of the inhaler 5 .
7 a connector for receiving a segment,
8th : a segment and
9 : an evaporator part.
In the drawing in the basis of the 1 to 5 illustrated inhaler 1 concludes with an only hinted, in particular also commercially available mouthpiece 2 an evaporator part 3 where, for the connection of the mouthpiece 2 with the evaporator part 3 in the illustrated embodiment of the inhaler 1 a screw thread 4 is provided, cf. 2 ,
The evaporator part 3 is rotationally symmetrical with one of the mouthpiece 2 adjoining pantry 5 , which in the embodiment continuously in an axially adjacent evaporator space 6 passes.
In the pantry 5 is a carrier material 7 introduced, in which a substance to be evaporated is added, for example, an impregnated with the drug to be evaporated cotton, a sponge or the like. Alternatively, a solid drug directly into the pantry 5 be introduced. Regardless of this, depending on the design of the substrate 7 or the solid active ingredient be provided that an axially extending passageway 8th is trained to the mouthpiece 2 with the evaporator room 6 connect directly, which is required when the carrier material 7 is relatively dense or a solid substance is used.
About the comparatively long way between the evaporator room 6 and the mouthpiece 2 The vaporized active ingredient cools down to comfortable temperatures and, if it comes to a precipitation, this takes place largely in the pantry 5 , Which, for example, the carrier material 7 one can resume such precipitation, which can then be re-evaporated.
For the evaporation of the drug is in the evaporator compartment 6 an electrically heated coil 9 provided, interchangeable with two pins 10 . 11 is held. For this purpose, usual clamping or screw connections can be provided, between which then the helix 9 is held.
The contact pins 10 . 11 are in a plate 12 taken in the embodiment of the inhaler 1 integral with a segment 13 is trained. Accordingly, unless the segment 13 is electrically conductive, at least one of the contact pins 10 . 11 opposite the plate 12 electrically isolate, here in 1 indicated the held in an annular insulation contact pin 11 ,
For the connection of the evaporator part 3 with the segment 13 is a screw thread 14 provided, cf. 3 , This is the helix 9 accessible in a simple manner and can be replaced, as well as a supply of an active ingredient to be evaporated can be refilled or replaced.
Coaxial with the substantially rotationally symmetrical segment 13 and the evaporator part 3 extends axially adjacent to the segment 13 a battery compartment 15 for a commercial, rod-shaped battery 16 ,
The battery compartment is closed at the end 15 from a screw-in plug 17 made of an electrically conductive material. Central is the stopper 17 from a shaft 18 a thumbscrew 19 of an electrically conductive material in an electrically insulating insert 21 with a thread 22 interspersed, cf. 4 , The free end of the shaft 18 meets the plus pole here 20 the battery 16 , so with screwing in the thumbscrew 19 and hitting their heads 23 on the stopper 17 a circuit is closed.
About a housing 24 of the battery compartment 15 and the segment 13 can then be an electrically conductive connection between the positive pole 20 and the opposite of the plate 12 not insulated contact pin 10 getting closed.
This plate 12 Opposite is the segment 13 with a support plate 25 provided on which the battery 16 supported.
Is, as in the embodiment, the support plate 25 made of an electrically non-conductive material, can support the battery 16 over a spring 26 take place, then the battery side directly on the negative pole 27 can support.
Taken from the spring 26 , optionally an additional base plate of the same, can by a central opening 28 the support plate 25 the second necessary electrical contact between the battery 16 and the opposite of the plate 12 electrically insulated contact pin 11 be prepared, optionally via an additional switch or breaker to a continuous operation of the coil 9 excluded.
The implementation of an electrical conductor through the central opening 28 is preferably gas-tight, for example by means of a thread 29 screwed in, at the same time the spring 26 holds. For a further sealing of the support plate 25 opposite the segment 13 provides an O-ring 30 , bringing the battery compartment 15 sufficiently gas-tight with respect to the evaporator chamber 6 is completed.
Based on 5 to 9 is a preferred embodiment of an inhaler 31 further explained according to the invention.
The inhaler 31 has a shortened mouthpiece 32 which is interchangeable with an evaporator part 33 is connected, for example, screwed with this, optionally plugged into this. In the evaporator section 33 is a pantry 34 the exception of a partially open tank 35 Serves for the absorption of a liquid substance with a cotton wool 36 , a foam or the like is filled.
The Tank 35 is formed such that in the storage room 34 a passageway 37 between the mouthpiece 32 and an evaporator room 38 remains, the axial to the pantry 34 followed. In the evaporator room 38 is a not shown in the drawing, to be operated electrically glow filament of two pins 39 . 40 held axially a segment 41 protrude, compare 8th , In the embodiment of the inhaler 31 are the segment 41 and the evaporator part 33 by means of screw threads 42 . 43 connected.
The segment 41 is in a sleeve-like section 44 an axially adjoining connecting piece 45 taken on a the evaporator room 38 at least with forming ring section 46 of the evaporator part 33 is plugged.
Andernends is the connector 45 with an external thread 47 having an approach 48 provided in one with an internal thread 49 provided, axial opening 50 a battery compartment housing 51 can be screwed.
The battery compartment housing 51 is axially divided into two parts in a switch room 52 and a battery compartment 53 for receiving a battery 54 , Axial completed is the battery compartment 53 according to the previous embodiment by a plug 55 with a centrally inserted knurled screw 56 ,
To an electrical contact between the electrically conductive battery compartment housing 51 and the negative pole 57 the battery 54 is the central opening 58 of the metal plug 55 with insulation 59 provided a thread for the shaft 60 the thumbscrew 56 having. By screwing in the knurled screw 56 hits her head 61 on the front page 62 of the plug 55 and hits the shaft at the same time 60 on the negative pole 57 , causing the battery 54 with her plus pole 63 against a spring 64 is strained. Due to the measure that the battery compartment housing 51 with the negative pole 57 the battery 54 is connected, there is no danger that it will damage the battery 54 comes to a short circuit.
The feather 64 becomes one of the battery compartment 53 from the counter room 52 separating insulating disc 65 held. For example, by a central opening 66 the insulating washer 65 through is one in the switch room 52 accurately recorded switch 67 , preferably designed as a button, electrically with the spring 64 and thus with the plus pole 63 the battery 54 connected. The actuation of the button 68 of the switch 67 via a in a cross section T-shaped push button 69 whose shaft 70 a radial bore of the battery compartment housing 51 interspersed. The operation of the push button 69 takes place against the spring-mounted switch button 68 and may optionally have an additional spring between the head 71 and the switch 67 still to be provided.
From the switch 67 from via a not shown in the drawing cable, the electrical connection of a socket 72 in an isolation 73 centrally within an opening 74 of the connection piece 45 is held.
Will the segment 41 in the section 44 of the connection piece 45 inserted, is in the socket 72 a plug 75 engage and make a secure electrical contact.
The plug 75 of the segment 41 is in isolation 76 one the segment 41 axially terminating plate 77 held, bringing the contact pins 39 . 40 for the electrical operation of an interposed coil via a suitable wiring between the plug 75 on the one hand and the housing 78 of the segment 41 can be acted upon by an electric battery power.
In the embodiment of the inhaler 31 become the contact pins 39 . 40 formed by screws. Between the heads 79 . 80 the contact pins 39 . 40 and in each case an annular insulation 81 . 82 is a metal washer 83 . 84 caught, so that a secure electrical contact to a coil can be produced.
The insulations 81 . 82 may be formed separately, for example in the form of silicone rings on an insulating 85 , a glass or ceramic plate, rest. Optionally, such an insulating 85 with protruding insulation 81 . 82 also in one piece, for example, be formed from a plastic.
The insulating disc 85 lies on one of an end wall of the segment 41 training plate 86 on. For a passage of the contact pins 39 . 40 is the front wall 86 with two openings 87 . 88 provided by the shafts 89 . 90 the contact pins 39 . 40 be interspersed freely. Stop the threaded shafts 89 . 90 in a provided with corresponding threaded holes insulating 91 , bringing the plate between the insulating washers 85 . 91 is tense.
inhalers 1 . 31 According to the invention are easy to maintain, maintain and in particular to repair due to the easy accessibility of all components.
- evaporator part
- evaporation chamber
- support material
- Through channel
- Plus pole
- bearing plate
- Negative pole
- evaporator part
- Through channel
- evaporation chamber
- screw thread
- screw thread
- ring section
- external thread
- inner thread
- Battery case
- switch room
- positive pole
- shift key
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Cited patent literature
- - EP 1618803 A1 
- DE 102006041042 A1