WO2013012157A1 - Electronic cigarette - Google Patents

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WO2013012157A1
WO2013012157A1 PCT/KR2012/002930 KR2012002930W WO2013012157A1 WO 2013012157 A1 WO2013012157 A1 WO 2013012157A1 KR 2012002930 W KR2012002930 W KR 2012002930W WO 2013012157 A1 WO2013012157 A1 WO 2013012157A1
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electronic cigarette
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신종수
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Shin Jong-Soo
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
    • A24FSMOKERS' REQUISITES; MATCH BOXES
    • A24F47/00Smokers' requisites not provided for elsewhere, e.g. devices to assist in stopping or limiting smoking
    • A24F47/002Simulated smoking devices, e.g. imitation cigarettes
    • A24F47/004Simulated smoking devices, e.g. imitation cigarettes with heating means, e.g. carbon fuel
    • A24F47/008Simulated smoking devices, e.g. imitation cigarettes with heating means, e.g. carbon fuel with electrical heating means

Abstract

The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette which vaporizes a liquid solution so as to generate smoke, and more particularly, to an electronic cigarette comprising: a housing having an opening; an elevating means arranged within the housing in order to elevate a cartridge; the cartridge, which is moved in upward and downward directions by the elevating means such that the cartridge is either placed within the housing or protrudes outwardly from the housing through the opening so as to discharge the smoke; a driving apparatus which controls the driving of the electronic cigarette; a vaporizing apparatus which receives a liquid solution stored in the cartridge and vaporizes the solution so as to generate the smoke; and an opening/closing means for opening/closing the opening of the housing. The electronic cigarette of the present invention is advantageous in that the cartridge is placed within the housing and the opening of the housing is closed in order to sterilize the cartridge with ultraviolet rays, thereby preventing the cartridge from being contaminated by foreign substances such as dust.

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Electronic cigarette

The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette that vaporizes a solution to generate smoke, and more particularly, by lifting and lowering by a lifting means and a lifting means for raising and lowering a cartridge located inside the housing and the opening having an opening. Located in the interior of the housing or through the opening to the outside of the housing and the drive device for controlling the operation of the smoke and the electronic cigarette and the vaporization device for generating smoke by supplying the vaporized solution stored in the cartridge And opening and closing means for opening and closing the opening, the cartridge may be positioned inside the housing and the opening may be closed to ultraviolet sterilize the cartridge, thereby preventing the cartridge from being contaminated by foreign matter such as dust. It is about an electronic cigarette that can and can be sterilized.

Electronic cigarette is a product developed as an alternative to smoking cigarettes such as cigarettes, cigar cigarettes, and pipe tobaccos, and has a form similar to that of general smoking cigarettes, and when the electronic cigarette is inhaled, the solution stored therein is heated or ultrasonically vibrated. It is vaporized and discharged to the outside in the form of smoke.

The smoke of the smoking cigarette contains a lot of harmful components such as tar, nitroamine, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, not only harm the health of the smoker, but also damage to people around by indirect smoking. In addition, the smoke of the smoking cigarette may have a peculiar smell and may cause discomfort to smokers and those around them. Therefore, the number of places where smoking can be restricted due to administrative regulations worldwide, and various policies are being implemented to promote smoking cessation.

However, smokers are addicted to nicotine contained in cigarettes, so it is not easy to quit smoking. In addition, conventional smoking or tobacco substitutes do not meet the needs of smokers. The electronic cigarette has been developed according to the present invention. The electronic cigarette produces smoke by evaporating a solution including nicotine, thereby not only satisfying smoking desires, but also releasing harmful substances such as tar, unlike general smoking cigarettes. It does not have an unpleasant smell.

However, the e-cigarette, despite its many advantages, is always exposed to the outside when the cartridge is inhaled inhalation of the e-cigarette is easily contaminated by foreign substances such as dust, especially when the e-cigarette is used by the user's needle This leads to the problem that the harmful bacteria easily multiply in the cartridge to harm the health of the e-cigarette user and has a problem of discomfort.

The present invention has been made to solve the above problems,

The present invention allows the cartridge to be taken out of the housing when the electronic cigarette is used in and out of the housing, so that the cartridge is located inside the housing when the electronic cigarette is not used to prevent the cartridge from being contaminated by foreign matter such as dust. The purpose is to provide an electronic cigarette.

In addition, an object of the present invention is to provide an electronic cigarette that can be sterilized by placing the cartridge inside the housing and irradiating ultraviolet rays through the ultraviolet lamp when not in use.

In addition, the present invention includes an opening and closing means for opening and closing the opening and closing the cartridge entrance, the object is to provide an electronic cigarette that can effectively prevent contamination of the cartridge and maximize the ultraviolet sterilization efficiency.

In addition, the present invention is the lifting means for raising and lowering the cartridge and the opening and closing means for opening and closing the opening which is a passage through which the cartridge is projected to the outside operates sequentially by a single operation of the user, providing convenience in use and The purpose is to provide an electronic cigarette that can effectively prevent contamination of the cartridge.

In addition, the present invention includes an electronic cigarette including a pressure sensor for pressing the cartridge when the cartridge is positioned inside the housing to generate an electrical signal, and a lamp driver for operating the ultraviolet lamp for a predetermined time according to the electrical signal generated from the pressure sensor. The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electronic cigarette that can be sterilized for a certain period of time as soon as the cartridge is placed inside the housing after use.

In addition, an object of the present invention is to provide an electronic cigarette that can control the ultraviolet lamp and the vaporization device is formed on one circuit board to achieve a miniaturization of the product.

In addition, an object of the present invention is to provide an electronic cigarette that can be maximized the sterilization effect of the cartridge by reflecting the ultraviolet rays irradiated from the ultraviolet lamp to form a reflective layer inside the housing.

The present invention is implemented by the embodiment having the following configuration to achieve the above object.

According to an embodiment of the present invention, an electronic cigarette according to the present invention comprises: a housing having an opening; Lifting means for raising and lowering the cartridge located inside the housing; A cartridge which is lifted by the lifting means and positioned inside the housing or protrudes outside of the housing through the opening, through which smoke is discharged; It includes a drive device for controlling the operation of the e-cigarette, it characterized in that the cartridge can be located inside the housing when the e-cigarette is not in use to prevent the cartridge from being contaminated by foreign matter.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, the electronic cigarette according to the present invention is characterized in that it further comprises a vaporization device for generating smoke by vaporizing the solution stored in the cartridge is coupled to one end of the cartridge.

According to another embodiment of the invention, the electronic cigarette according to the invention is characterized in that it further comprises an opening and closing means for opening and closing the opening.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, the electronic cigarette according to the present invention further comprises an ultraviolet lamp positioned inside the housing to irradiate and sterilize the cartridge by ultraviolet rays, the cartridge is located inside the housing And the opening is closed, the cartridge can be ultraviolet sterilized.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, in the electronic cigarette according to the present invention, the driving device is a pressure sensor for generating an electrical signal by pressing the cartridge when the inside is positioned, and according to the electrical signal generated from the pressure sensor It characterized in that it comprises a lamp driving unit for operating the ultraviolet lamp for a period.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, in the electronic cigarette according to the present invention, the elevating means is combined with the vaporizing device which is integrally coupled with the cartridge, the vaporizing device receiving portion to move up and down; It is characterized in that it comprises a; elevating drive unit connected to the vaporizer device receiving unit for moving the vaporizer device receiving unit.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, the elevating drive unit in the electronic cigarette according to the present invention, the elevating drive motor for providing power to operate the elevating means, the elevating drive motor and the vaporizer device accommodating portion It characterized in that it comprises a drive shaft connected to each.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, the elevating drive motor in the electronic cigarette according to the present invention includes a drive motor gear connected to the output shaft, the drive shaft is connected to one end of the drive shaft is engaged with the drive motor gear It includes a gear, wherein the drive shaft is formed in the form of a screw thread, the vaporizing device receiving portion includes a connection protrusion protruding on one side and engaged with the screw thread of the drive shaft, when the drive shaft is rotated by the operation of the drive motor The connection protrusion may be moved along a screw line of the drive shaft to move the vaporizer accommodation unit up and down.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, in the electronic cigarette according to the present invention, the opening and closing means includes a door driving unit providing a driving force for operating the opening and closing means, and a door connected to the door driving unit to open and close the opening. Characterized in that.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, in the electronic cigarette according to the present invention, the door driving unit includes a door driving motor providing power for operating the door driving unit, and a connection part connected to the door driving motor and the door, respectively. By the operation of the door driving motor, the connection part and the door connected integrally can be pulled and pushed to open and close the opening.

The present invention can achieve the following effects by the configuration and combination, the use relationship described above in the present embodiment.

The present invention allows the cartridge to be taken out of the housing when the electronic cigarette is used in and out of the housing, so that the cartridge is located inside the housing when the electronic cigarette is not used to prevent the cartridge from being contaminated by foreign matter such as dust. It works.

In addition, the present invention is located inside the housing when the cartridge is not in use and irradiated with ultraviolet rays through the ultraviolet lamp, there is an effect that can sterilize the cartridge.

In addition, the present invention includes an opening and closing means for opening and closing the opening and the opening of the cartridge, it is effective to prevent the cartridge from being contaminated and to maximize the ultraviolet sterilization efficiency.

In addition, the present invention is the lifting means for raising and lowering the cartridge and the opening and closing means for opening and closing the opening which is a passage through which the cartridge is projected to the outside operates sequentially by a single operation of the user, providing convenience in use and There is an effect that can effectively prevent the contamination of the cartridge.

In addition, the present invention includes an electronic cigarette including a pressure sensor for pressing the cartridge when the cartridge is positioned inside the housing to generate an electrical signal, and a lamp driver for operating the ultraviolet lamp for a predetermined time according to the electrical signal generated from the pressure sensor. After use, the cartridge can be sterilized for a certain period of time immediately after being placed inside the housing, thereby maximizing the sterilization effect.

In addition, the present invention has the effect that the control circuit for driving the ultraviolet lamp and the vaporization device is formed on one circuit board to achieve a miniaturization of the product.

In addition, the present invention has a reflection layer is formed inside the housing to reflect the ultraviolet light emitted from the ultraviolet lamp, there is an effect that can maximize the sterilization effect of the cartridge.

1 is a front perspective view of an electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a front perspective view of the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention with the cartridge protruded outward.

Figure 3 is a rear perspective view of the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 4 is a partially exploded perspective view of the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 5 is a cross-sectional view of the main part of the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 6 is a block diagram of a drive device included in the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention.

7 to 10 is a reference diagram showing an operating state of the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Description of the main symbols used in the drawings

1: housing 11: channel 12: side plate 13: coupling means

111: switch protrusion 112: door guide 2: vaporizer 21: air inlet

22: vaporization unit 221: solution collecting unit 222: heating member 3: cartridge

31: crimping part 32: solution storage part 33: fiber member 34: inlet path

35: exhaust groove 321: access groove 4: lifting means 41: vaporizer receiving portion

41a: Carburetor accommodation groove 42: Lifting and lowering drive unit 411: Connection protrusion

421: up and down drive motor 422: drive shaft 4211: drive motor gear

4221: drive shaft gear 5: opening and closing means 51: door 52: door driving unit

521: door driving motor 522: connection portion 522a: door coupling portion

522b: extension part 522ba: extension part groove 522c: drive motor coupling part

6: UV lamp 7: Drive device 71: Pressure sensor 72: Battery

73: switch portion 74: controller 731: operation switch 731a: operation projection

732: conductive part 732a: first contact 732b: second contact 732c: conductive part groove

732d Conduction projection 733: Lamp button 741: Carburetor drive section

742: lifting means driving unit 743: opening and closing means driving unit 744: lamp driving unit

745: control unit

Hereinafter, with reference to the accompanying drawings, an electronic cigarette according to the present invention will be described in detail. It should be noted that the same elements in the figures are represented by the same numerals wherever possible. In addition, detailed descriptions of well-known functions and configurations that may unnecessarily obscure the subject matter of the present invention will be omitted. Unless otherwise defined, all terms in this specification are equivalent to the general meaning of the terms understood by those of ordinary skill in the art to which the present invention pertains and, if they conflict with the meanings of the terms used herein, Follow the definition used in the specification.

1 is a front perspective view of an electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention, Figure 2 is a front perspective view of an electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention in a state in which the cartridge is protruded to the outside, Figure 3 is Back perspective view of an electronic cigarette according to an embodiment, Figure 4 is a partial exploded perspective view of the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention, Figure 5 is a cross-sectional view of the main part of the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention, 6 is a block diagram of a driving device included in an electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention, Figures 7 to 10 is a reference diagram showing an operating state of the electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention.

The electronic cigarette according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 10, wherein the electronic cigarette includes a housing 1 having an opening A and a cartridge 3 positioned inside the housing 1. And a vaporization device (2) for generating smoke by supplying a solution stored in the gas), and storing the solution and discharging the smoke generated in the vaporization device (2) to the outside of the vaporization device (2). A cartridge 3, an elevating means 4 positioned inside the housing 1 to elevate and lower the cartridge 3, an opening and closing means 5 for opening and closing the opening A, and An ultraviolet lamp (6) located inside the housing (1) to irradiate and sterilize the cartridge (3) by ultraviolet rays, and a driving device (7) located inside the housing (1) to control the operation of the electronic cigarette. Including, the cartridge 3 when not in use of the electronic cigarette inside the housing (1) Position and can close the opening (A) to prevent the cartridge 3 is subject to contamination by foreign matter, and is characterized in that to the ultraviolet sterilization cartridge 3.

The housing 1 forms an external shape of the electronic cigarette, and an opening A is formed at one side of an upper surface of the cartridge to be described later. The channel 11, the side plate 12, and the coupling means 13 are formed. It includes such a configuration.

The channel 11 forms a part of the outer shape of the electronic cigarette and is detachably coupled to the side plate 12 by a coupling means 13 to be described later. The channel 11 has a predetermined shape and preferably has a portion of an upper surface. One side has the shape of an open rectangular parallelepiped. The channel 11 includes a configuration of the switch protrusion groove 111, the door guide 112, and the like. A reflective layer (not shown) may be formed on the inner side of the channel 11 to reflect light emitted from the ultraviolet lamp 6 to be described later to increase sterilization efficiency of the cartridge 3 located in the housing 1. Make sure The reflective layer may be formed by various methods such as attaching a thin metal plate having a high light reflectance with an adhesive, applying a reflective paint, or applying a reflective tape.

The switch protrusion groove 111 is formed through one side of the channel 11, the operation protrusion 731a of the operation switch 731 located inside the channel 11 through the switch protrusion groove 111. ) Is projected.

The door guide 112 protrudes from the upper side of the inner surface of the channel 11 to guide the movement of the door 51 to be described later.

The side plate 12 forms one side of the electronic cigarette and is detachably coupled to the channel 11 by the coupling means 13. The side plate 12 has a predetermined shape and preferably has a rectangular plate shape. Has A reflective layer is formed on the inner side of the side plate 12 to reflect the ultraviolet light emitted from the ultraviolet lamp 6 to increase the sterilization efficiency of the cartridge 3.

The coupling means 13 is configured to detachably couple the channel 11 and the side plate 12, and various means for detachably coupling the channel 11 and the side plate 12 may be used. For example, screws can be used.

The electronic cigarette is a reflection layer is formed inside the housing 1 to reflect the ultraviolet light emitted from the ultraviolet lamp 6, it is possible to maximize the sterilization effect of the cartridge (3). In addition, the electronic cigarette has a feature that can facilitate the repair and replacement of the component, including a removable channel (11) and the side plate (12).

The vaporization apparatus 2 receives the solution stored in the cartridge 3 to vaporize to generate smoke, and is controlled by the driving apparatus 7. One end of the vaporizer 2 is coupled to the cartridge 3 and the other end is inserted into the vaporizer accommodating portion 41 of the lifting means 4 and coupled thereto, and is electrically connected to the controller 74. . The vaporization apparatus 2 includes a configuration such as an air inlet hole 21, the vaporization unit 22 and the like.

The air inlet hole 21 is a through hole formed in one side, the external air is introduced into the inside through the air inlet hole 21 when the user of the electronic cigarette is inhaled.

The vaporization unit 22 is configured to generate smoke by receiving the solution stored in the cartridge 3 located in the vaporization device 2, and the configuration of the solution collection unit 221 and the heating member 222. Include. The solution collecting part 221 is configured to suck the solution by contacting the fiber member 33 of the cartridge 3, for example, it may be made of polyester foam, stainless fiber foam and the like. The heating member 222 is connected to one side of the solution collector 221 to heat the solution soaked through the solution collector 221 to the gaseous state to generate a smoke. For example, a heating coil may be used as the heating member 222.

The cartridge 3 is configured to couple to one end of the vaporizer 2, to store a solution, and to discharge the smoke generated by the vaporizer 2 to the outside, the upper end of the outer surface of the cartridge 3 is It is inserted into the lower end of the inner surface of the vaporizer 2, the vaporizer 2 and the cartridge 3 is coupled, the solution collector 221 of the vaporizer 2 is the end of the fiber of the cartridge 3 In contact with the member 33. The cartridge 3 has a form that is pressed up and down on the upper end of the cartridge 3 so that the smoker can easily bite the electronic cigarette, and a solution storage unit 32 formed on one side of the inner surface to store the solution; The fiber member 33 is inserted into the access groove 321 of the solution reservoir 32 to absorb the solution stored in the solution reservoir 32, and the solution stored in the solution reservoir 32 is vaporized. And an inflow path 34 through which the smoke formed while passing through) and an exhaust groove 35 for discharging the smoke introduced through the inflow path 34 to the outside. The solution stored in the cartridge 3 may be a palate solution having a variety of tastes and flavors, including nicotine liquid and the like.

The lifting means 4 is positioned inside the housing 1 to raise and lower the cartridge 3, and is controlled by the driving device 7. The elevating means 4 includes a configuration such as the vaporization apparatus accommodating portion 41, the elevating driving portion 42.

The vaporization apparatus accommodating portion 41 accommodates the vaporization apparatus 2 integrally coupled with the cartridge and moves in and out of the housing 1, and has a predetermined shape and is preferably dug downward. It has a cylindrical shape including the device accommodating groove 41a. The vaporization apparatus accommodating part 41 includes a connection protrusion 411 which protrudes from one side and engages with a screw of the driving shaft 422 to be described later. As the drive shaft 422 rotates, the connection protrusion 411 moves along the screw line, so that the vaporization apparatus accommodating part 41 moves up and down.

The elevating driving part 42 is connected to the vaporizing device accommodating part 41 to move the vaporizing device accommodating part 41 by shanghai. The elevating driving motor 421, the driving shaft 422, etc. Include.

The elevating driving motor 421 is a means for providing power for operating the elevating means 4, a general motor or the like can be utilized. A driving motor gear 4211 is connected to the output shaft 421a of the elevating driving motor 421.

The drive shaft 422 is connected to each of the elevating drive motor 421 and the carburetor accommodating portion 41 to transfer the driving force of the elevating drive motor 421 to the vaporization device accommodating portion 41. , The thread is formed on the outer surface. The drive shaft 422 includes a drive shaft gear 4221 which is coupled to one end and engaged with the drive motor gear 4211. As the driving motor gear 4211 and the driving shaft gear 4221, a general gear may be used. Inside the housing 1, there is a configuration for supporting the vaporization apparatus accommodating part 41, the elevating drive motor 421, the drive shaft 422, but this is irrelevant to the subject matter of the present invention, the detailed description thereof It will be omitted. By the operation of the elevating drive motor 421, the vaporizing device accommodating portion 41 is elevated and coupled to one end to the vaporization device (2) and the vaporization device (2) inserted into the vaporization device accommodating portion (41). The cartridge 3 is moved up and down, the operation principle thereof will be described in detail below.

The opening and closing means 5 is configured to open and close the opening A, and is controlled by the driving device 7. The opening and closing means 5 includes a configuration of the door 51, the door driving unit 52 and the like.

The door 51 is connected to the door driver 52 to be described later, and opens and closes the opening A according to the operation of the door driver 52. The door 51 has a predetermined shape, for example, a rectangular plate shape and a pin ( 53a) can be rotatably coupled to the connection portion 522. A reflective layer is formed on the lower surface of the door 51 to reflect the ultraviolet rays irradiated from the ultraviolet lamp 6 to increase the sterilization efficiency of the cartridge 3.

The door driving part 52 is located inside the housing 1 and provides a driving force for operating the opening and closing means 5, and is connected to the door 51. The door driving unit 52 includes a configuration of a door driving motor 521, a connection unit 522, and the like.

The door driving motor 521 is inserted into the conductive part groove 732c and installed in the housing 1 to provide power for operating the door driving part 52, and a general motor may be used. One end of the connecting portion 522 is connected to the axial force shaft 521a of the door driving motor 521.

The connection part 522 is connected to the door driving motor 521 and the door 51, respectively, and transfers the driving force of the door driving motor 522 to the door 51, and the door coupling part 522a. And an extension part 522b, a driving motor coupling part 522c, and the like.

One end of the door coupling part 522a is rotatably coupled by the door 51 and the pin 53a, and the other end thereof is rotatably coupled by the extension part 522b and the pin 53b.

The extension part 522b includes an extension part groove 522ba formed on one side thereof, and a conductive part protrusion 732d to be described later is inserted into the extension part groove 522ba so that the extension part 522b is the conductive part 732. Rotatably coupled thereto. One end of the extension portion 522b is rotatably coupled to the door coupling portion 522a by a pin 53b, and the other end is rotatably coupled to the drive motor coupling portion 522c by a pin 53c. do.

One end of the driving motor coupling part 522c is rotatably coupled by the extension part 522b and the pin 53c, and the other end thereof is connected to the shaft shaft 521a of the door driving motor 521. The door 51 opens and closes the opening A by the operation of the door driving motor 521. The operation principle thereof will be described in detail below.

The ultraviolet lamp 6 is disposed inside the housing 1 to irradiate ultraviolet rays under the control of a driving device 7 to be described later, and the cartridge 3 located inside the housing 1 may be provided. Sterilize.

The driving device 7 is located inside the housing 1 to control the operation of the electronic cigarette, the pressure sensor 71, the battery 72, the switch unit 73, the controller 74, and the like. Includes the configuration of.

The pressure sensor 71 is installed inside the housing 1 and is pressurized when the vaporization apparatus accommodating portion 41 reaches the lowermost side to transmit an electrical operation signal to the controller 74. The gun controller 74 is electrically connected to the gun controller 74.

The battery 72 is configured to supply power to operate the electronic cigarette, but various kinds of batteries 72 may be used. Preferably, a secondary battery that can be charged and used is used and has a circular shape. Is used.

The switch unit 73 is configured to output an operation signal for operating the vaporization device 2, the lifting means 4, the opening and closing means 5 and the ultraviolet lamp 6, the operation switch 731, And a conductive portion 732, a lamp button 733, and the like.

The operation switch 731 is located in the interior of the housing (1) and in contact with the conducting unit 732 to be described later to connect the power, protrudes from one side of the electronic cigarette through the switch protrusion groove 111 The operation protrusion 731a located in the outside is included.

The conducting unit 732 is located in the housing 1 spaced apart from the operation switch 731 by a predetermined distance, and when the operation switch 731 is pressed or rotated in contact with the operation switch 731 power supply The configuration includes connecting the first contact 732a, the second contact 732b, the conductive part groove 732c, and the conductive part protrusion 732d.

The first contact point 732a and the second contact point 732b are positioned on the upper side and the lower side of one side, respectively, and are made of a conductor and are in contact with the operation switch 731. As shown in FIGS. 7 to 10, when the operation protrusion 731a is raised upward and the operation switch 731 is rotated clockwise, the operation switch 731 is in contact with the first contact 732a. When the operation projection 731a is lowered and the operation switch 731 is rotated counterclockwise, the operation switch 731 is in contact with the second contact 732b, and when the operation projection 731a is pressed, the operation is performed. The switch 731 is connected to both the first contact 732a and the second contact 732b. A configuration such as a spring (not shown) is located inside the operation switch 731, and when the operation projection 731a is lifted up or down, the operation switch 731 is automatically shown in FIG. 4. Return to the original state as shown.

The conductive part groove 732c is formed to penetrate the upper and lower portions of the conductive part 732 to accommodate the door driving motor 521, and the conductive part protrusion 732d protrudes from one side of the front side of the conductive part 732 to extend the groove. 522ba).

The lamp button 733 protrudes from one side of the housing 1, and when the lamp button 733 is pressed, the ultraviolet lamp 6 operates.

The controller 74 is the vaporizer (2), the lifting means (4), opening and closing means (5), the ultraviolet lamp 6 in accordance with the operation signal output to the pressure sensor 71, the switch unit 73 In the configuration to operate, the vaporization device driver 741 for operating the vaporization device 2 in accordance with the operation of the switch unit 73, and the lifting means (4) in accordance with the operation of the switch unit 73 Lifting means driving unit 742 for controlling the operation of the opening and closing means driving unit 743 for controlling the operation of the opening and closing means 5 in accordance with the operation of the switch unit 73, and the pressure sensor 71 Or a lamp driver 744 for operating the ultraviolet lamp 6 for a predetermined period according to an operation signal output from the lamp button 733, and a controller 745 for controlling the overall operation of the controller 74. .

Hereinafter, the operation of the electronic cigarette including the above configuration will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 10. 7 to 10 is a reference diagram showing the operating state of the electronic cigarette by removing the side plate to explain the mechanical operation of the interior of the electronic cigarette.

Looking at the operation principle of the user to inhale the smoke by lifting the cartridge 3, the operation switch 731 is rotated clockwise when viewed from the front when lifting the operation projection (731a) up in the state of FIG. One end of the operation switch 731 contacts the first contact point 732a so that the switch portion 73 opens the opening A and generates a first operation signal for raising the cartridge 3. . When the controller 74 rotates the output shaft 521a of the door driving motor 521 in the counterclockwise direction according to the first operation signal, the driving motor coupling part 522c is output shaft 521a. Rotate in a counterclockwise direction, the extension portion 522b is rotated in a counterclockwise direction around the conductive projection (732d), the door coupling portion 522a is moved to the left to the door coupling portion ( The door 51 connected to 522a is pulled to the left so that the opening A is opened. In addition, when the controller 74 rotates the output shaft 421a of the elevating driving motor 421 in the clockwise direction according to the first operation signal, the driving motor gear 4211 is clockwise. The drive shaft gear 4221 rotates in the counterclockwise direction, and the drive shaft 422 rotates in the counterclockwise direction. As the drive shaft 422 rotates in the counterclockwise direction, the connection protrusion 411 rises along the screw line of the drive shaft 422, so that the vaporizer accommodation unit 41, the vaporizer 2, and the cartridge 3 are rotated. Since the rise, the pressing portion 31 of the cartridge 3 is located outside the housing 1 through the opening (A) as shown in FIG.

As shown in FIG. 9, when the user presses the manipulation protrusion 731a in a state in which the crimping portion 31 of the cartridge 3 protrudes out of the housing 1 as shown in FIG. In contact with the first contact point 732a and the second contact point 732b, the switch unit 73 generates a second operation signal for operating the vaporization device 2. The controller 74 operates the vaporizer 2 according to the second operation signal, and at the same time, when the user inhales the compressed part 31 in the mouth, the solution storage part 32 of the vaporizer 2 is operated. The solution, which in turn passes through the fiber member 33 and the solution collecting part 221, is heated by the heating member 222 and converted into a gaseous state to generate smoke. The smoke is introduced into the inflow path 34 by the suction pressure and enters the user's mouth through the exhaust groove 35.

Next, looking at the operation method for lowering and sterilizing the cartridge 3 after using the electronic cigarette, the operation switch 731 is turned counterclockwise when the operation protrusion 731a is lowered after the use of the electronic cigarette. Direction so that one end of the operation switch 731 is in contact with the second contact point 732b, the switch portion 73 closes the opening A and lowers the third operation signal for lowering the cartridge 3. Generates.

When the controller 74 rotates the output shaft 421a of the elevating driving motor 421 in the counterclockwise direction according to the third operation signal, the driving motor gear 4211 is counterclockwise. The drive shaft gear 4221 rotates clockwise, and the drive shaft 422 rotates clockwise. As the drive shaft 422 rotates in the clockwise direction, the connection protrusion 411 descends along the screw line of the drive shaft 422 so that the vaporizer receiving unit 41, the vaporizer 2, and the cartridge 3 are rotated. As it descends, the cartridge 3 is positioned inside the housing 1. In addition, when the controller 74 rotates the output shaft 521a of the door driving motor 521 in a clockwise direction according to the third operation signal, the driving motor coupling part 522c may output the output shaft 521a. ) Rotates in a clockwise direction, and the extension part 522b rotates in a clockwise direction around the conductive part protrusion 732d, and the door coupling part 522a moves to the right to the door coupling part 522a. The door 51 connected to) is pushed to the right to close the opening A as shown in FIG. 10. When the cartridge 3 descends to the maximum, the vaporization device accommodating portion 41 pressurizes the pressure sensor 71, and thus the pressure sensor 71 transmits an ultraviolet lamp operation signal to the controller 74. The controller 74 sterilizes the cartridge 3 by operating the ultraviolet lamp 6 for a predetermined time according to the operation signal output from the pressure sensor 71. In addition, the user can operate the ultraviolet lamp 6 by pressing the lamp button 733 to sterilize the cartridge (3).

The electronic cigarette according to the present invention is located in the interior of the housing (1) and the cartridge (3) that is in the mouth when not in use to close the opening (A), to prevent the cartridge 3 is contaminated by foreign matter such as dust There are features that can be done. In addition, the electronic cigarette is characterized in that when not in use, the cartridge 3 is located inside the housing 1 and the cartridge 3 can be sterilized through the ultraviolet lamp 6. In addition, the e-cigarette can be sterilized for a certain period of time immediately after the cartridge 3 is placed inside the housing 1 after use, thereby maximizing sterilization effect.

In the above, the Applicant has described various embodiments of the present invention, but these embodiments are merely one embodiment for implementing the technical idea of the present invention, and any changes or modifications may be made to the present invention as long as the technical idea of the present invention is implemented. It should be interpreted as falling within the scope of.

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  1. In the electronic cigarette to vaporize the solution to produce smoke,
    The electronic cigarette and the housing is formed with an opening; Lifting means for raising and lowering the cartridge located inside the housing; A cartridge which is lifted by the lifting means and positioned inside the housing or protrudes outside of the housing through the opening, through which smoke is discharged; A driving device for controlling the operation of the electronic cigarette; including, when the electronic cigarette is not in use, the cartridge can be located inside the housing, thereby preventing the cartridge from being contaminated by foreign substances. .
  2. The method of claim 1, wherein the electronic cigarette
    And an evaporator which is coupled to one end of the cartridge to supply a solution stored in the cartridge to vaporize to generate smoke.
  3. The method of claim 2, wherein the electronic cigarette
    Electronic cigarette further comprises an opening and closing means for opening and closing the opening.
  4. The method of claim 3, wherein the electronic cigarette
    Located in the housing further comprises an ultraviolet lamp for sterilizing by irradiating ultraviolet to the cartridge,
    The cartridge is located inside the housing and the opening is closed, so that the cartridge can be ultraviolet sterilized. Electronic cigarette.
  5. The method of claim 4, wherein the drive unit
    And a lamp sensor for pressurizing the cartridge when the cartridge is positioned therein to generate an electrical signal, and a lamp driver for operating the ultraviolet lamp for a predetermined time according to the electrical signal generated from the pressure sensor.
  6. The method of any one of claims 2 to 5, wherein the elevating means
    A vaporization apparatus accommodating portion coupled with the vaporization apparatus integrally coupled with the cartridge and moving up and down; And an elevating driving unit connected to the vaporizer accommodating unit to move the vaporizer accommodating unit up and down.
  7. The method of claim 6,
    The elevating driving unit includes an elevating driving motor for providing power for operating the elevating means, and a driving shaft connected to the elevating driving motor and the vaporizer receiving unit, respectively.
  8. The method of claim 7, wherein
    The elevating drive motor includes a drive motor gear connected to the output shaft,
    The drive shaft is connected to one end includes a drive shaft gear that is engaged with the drive motor gear, the drive shaft is formed in the form of a screw thread,
    The vaporizing device accommodating part includes a connection protrusion which protrudes on one side and engages with a screw line of the drive shaft.
    And when the driving shaft is rotated by the operation of the driving motor, the connection protrusion is moved along the screw line of the driving shaft to move the vaporizing device accommodating part.
  9. According to any one of claims 3 to 5, wherein the opening and closing means
    And a door driving part providing a driving force for operating the opening and closing means, and a door connected to the door driving part to open and close the opening.
  10. The method of claim 9, wherein the door driving unit
    A door driving motor providing power for operating the door driving part, and a connection part connected to the door driving motor and the door, respectively, the connection part and the door integrally connected by the operation of the door driving motor are pulled and pushed Electronic cigarette, characterized in that the opening and closing of the opening.
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