(19)
(11)EP 2 897 736 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
06.11.2019 Bulletin 2019/45

(21)Application number: 13838581.0

(22)Date of filing:  11.09.2013
(51)Int. Cl.: 
B05B 5/025  (2006.01)
B05B 5/16  (2006.01)
B05B 5/057  (2006.01)
F24F 3/12  (2006.01)
B05B 5/035  (2006.01)
B05B 5/053  (2006.01)
B01F 3/04  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2013/008193
(87)International publication number:
WO 2014/046414 (27.03.2014 Gazette  2014/13)

(54)

CAPSULE AND ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZING DEVICE THEREOF

KAPSEL UND ELEKTROSTATISCHE ZERSTÄUBUNGSVORRICHTUNG DAFÜR

CAPSULE ET DISPOSITIF D'ATOMISATION ÉLECTROSTATIQUE DE CELLE-CI


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 24.09.2012 KR 20120105834

(43)Date of publication of application:
29.07.2015 Bulletin 2015/31

(73)Proprietor: LG Electronics Inc.
SEOUL, 07336 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • KIM, Woojin
    Seoul 137-724 (KR)
  • PARK, Hyungho
    Seoul 137-724 (KR)
  • JEON, Jongsun
    Seoul 137-724 (KR)
  • CHOI, Jaeseung
    Seoul 137-724 (KR)
  • CHOI, Jieun
    Seoul 137-724 (KR)
  • KIM, Hayoung
    Seoul 137-724 (KR)
  • KIM, Hyunjung
    Seoul 137-724 (KR)

(74)Representative: Ter Meer Steinmeister & Partner 
Patentanwälte mbB Nymphenburger Straße 4
80335 München
80335 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2012/098589
JP-A- 2010 155 239
US-A1- 2002 146 242
US-A1- 2004 076 410
US-A1- 2006 180 143
JP-A- 2008 528 221
US-A- 5 196 171
US-A1- 2004 033 171
US-A1- 2005 249 673
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical Field



    [0001] The present invention relates to an electrostatic atomizing device of a disposable capsule having a functional water solution impregnated therein.

    Background Art



    [0002] The electrostatic atomizing device used in different types of air conditioning apparatuses, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, air cleaners, humidifiers and facial treatment devices emits nano-sized super fine mist to air for exhibiting effects, such as deodoring room air, sterilization, and maintenance of freshness.

    [0003] Referring to FIG. 1, the electrostatic atomizing device 10 is provided with a container 11 for holding a functional water solution 16, and a plurality of ejection pins 14 mounted around the container 11 for absorbing the functional water solution to emit the super fine mist.

    [0004] Moreover, the electrostatic atomizing device 10 is also provided with a water retaining material 15 having the ejection pins 14 secured thereto, and a mounting pad 19 having a DC power source 13 connected thereto for applying power to the ejection pins 14, and a protective member 12 provided as a form of a cover on the mounting pad 19 for protecting the ejection pins 14.

    [0005] And, the protective member 12 has a hole formed to have a diameter almost the same with a diameter of the container 11 for placing the container 11 in the water retaining material 15 matched to a center thereof.

    [0006] The functional water solution 16 flows out to an inside of the porous water retaining material 15 through a membrane 18 under the container 11, and is impregnated throughout the water retaining material 15, naturally.

    [0007] The functional water solution impregnated in the water retaining material 15 thus is absorbed in the ejection pin 14 by the capillary tube phenomenon, and ejected as a nano sized mist through a front end 14a of the ejection pin for exhibiting effects of deodoring room air, sterilization, maintenance of freshness, and so on.

    [0008] However, since the electrostatic atomizing device ejects the functional water solution 16 from the container 11 in the nano sized mist over a long time period, if the functional water solution has a high viscosity, the electrostatic atomizing device has a problem in that a scaling phenomenon takes place in which the ejection pin 14 which is a porous medium is blocked.

    [0009] Moreover, if the functional water solution in the container 11 is replaced with other kind of functional water solution, mixing the other kind of functional water solution with the functional water solution remained in the container 11 or the ejection pin 14 previously, the electrostatic atomizing device has problems in that a mist ejection performance becomes poorer, or the effects of the air deodoring, the sterilization, the maintenance of freshness and so on become poorer.

    [0010] US 5 196 171 A describes an electrostatic vapor/aerosol/air ion generator. A wick-like, porous emitter or generator assembly is supplied with a liquid to be vaporized. An electrostatic charge is applied to the liquid by means of an electrode positioned in contact with the wick assembly.

    [0011] US 2006/0180143 A1 describes an aerosol dispensing device having a capillary wick.

    [0012] WO 2012/098589 A1 relates to a release pin member used in an electrostatic atomization device.

    [0013] JP 2010/155239 A relates to an electrostatic atomizing method.

    [0014] JP 2008/528221 A describes a vaporizer device. A body has receptacles which hold liquid fragrances. Openings in correspondence with positions of wicks for the egress and vaporization of the fragrance are covered by a seal.

    [0015] US 2002/0146242 A1 describes a device for the evaporation of volatile sub-stances. A wick end protrudes from a container along a wick axis.

    [0016] US 2004/0076410 A1 describes a device for the diffusion of solutions. A refill contains a wick. A peelable band covers an opening.

    [0017] US 2004/0033171 A1 relates to a device for emitting volatile materials. A bottle comprises a container, a seal for containing the volatile material, and a wick.

    [0018] US 2005/0249673 A1 relates to an electrical device for the release of active substances. A sealing strip is removed before the device is first used.

    Disclosure of Invention


    Technical Problem



    [0019] Accordingly, the present invention has been made in an effort to solve the aforementioned problems, and it is an object of the present invention to provide a capsule and an electrostatic atomizing device thereof for improving a super fine mist ejection performance.

    [0020] It is another object of the present invention to provide a capsule and an electrostatic atomizing device thereof which can prevent a scaling phenomenon in which an ejection pin which is a porous medium is blocked from taking place.

    [0021] It is still another object of the present invention to provide a capsule and an electrostatic atomizing device thereof which can prevent functional water solutions of different composition from mixing with one another.

    Solution to Problem



    [0022] The invention is indicated in the independent claims. Further embodiments are indicated in the dependent claims.

    [0023] A capsule in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes an ejection pin having a functional water solution impregnated therein, a sealing member for sealing the ejection pin, and a pressing member for pushing the ejection pin with external force to move the ejection pin such that a portion of the ejection pin penetrates the sealing member and is projected to an outside of the capsule.

    [0024] In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the ejection pin may be formed of a porous medium, and the porous medium may be a ceramic or carbon fiber electrode.

    [0025] In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the sealing member may be aluminum foil formed on an opposite side of the pressing member.

    [0026] In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the pressing member may have a piston shape.

    [0027] An electrostatic atomizing device in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention includes the capsule and a driver, wherein the driver comprises a hole for receiving said capsule, and a voltage applying portion in the hole so as to be brought into contact with an ejection pin being projecting to an outside of the capsule received in the hole for applying a voltage to the ejection pin in contact with the voltage applying portion.

    [0028] In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the electrostatic atomizing device may have a cigar jack shape.

    [0029] A capsule in accordance with an example useful for understanding details of the invention includes an ejection pin of a pillar shape having a functional water solution impregnated therein, a body for surrounding a side of the ejection pin and a needle of electrode to pass through a surface of the ejection pin to be brought into contact with the functional water solution and having a portion projected to an outside of the capsule.

    [0030] In accordance with said example, the ejection pin may be formed of a porous medium.

    [0031] In accordance with said example, the functional water solution may be a non-conductive liquid, and the functional water solution may be at least one of lavender, rosemary, and chamomile.

    [0032] In accordance with an example useful for understanding details of the invention, the needle of electrode may be formed of a material having a low work function, and may be formed of tungsten, or stainless steel.

    [0033] In accordance with an example, the needle of electrode may be exposed to an outside of the capsule passed through a side of the body, and brought into contact with the functional water solution passed through the side of the ejection pin.

    [0034] In accordance with an example, the needle of electrode may be exposed to an outside of the capsule passed through a bottom of the ejection pin.

    [0035] An electrostatic atomizing device in accordance with another example useful for understanding details of the invention includes a support for receiving a capsule of a pillar shape, an electrode hole for inserting a needle of electrode projected to an outside of the capsule therein, so as to be electrically connected to the needle of electrode inserted thus for applying a voltage thereto, and a ground electrode for connecting to a bottom of the capsule, electrically.

    [0036] In accordance with an example, if the electrode hole is formed at a position of the support matched to the needle of electrode projected from a side of the capsule received in the support, two ground electrodes may be formed on the support at a capsule length distance such that the two ground electrodes are in contact with two bottoms of the capsule, respectively.

    [0037] In accordance with an example, if the electrode hole is formed at a position of the support matched to the needle of electrode projected from one of the bottoms of the capsule received in the support, the ground electrode may be arranged to the support such that the ground electrode is in contact with the other one of bottoms in an opposite direction to the one of the bottoms where the needle of electrode of the capsule is formed thereon.

    [0038] In accordance with an example, the support may be of a tray shape to be able to be pushed in/pulled out of an air conditioning apparatus.

    [0039] In accordance with an example, a high voltage may be applied to the needle of electrode through the electrode hole after the support having the capsule received therein is pushed in the air conditioning apparatus.

    Advantageous Effects of Invention



    [0040] The electrostatic atomizing device of the present invention can prevent the scaling phenomenon in which the ejection pin is blocked from taking place by using a disposable capsule.

    [0041] Moreover, the electrostatic atomizing device of the present invention, not only can prevent the functional water solutions of different composition from mixing with each other to prevent effects of air deodoring, sterilization, and maintenance of freshness from becoming poorer, but also improve user's convenience as replacement of the functional water solution becomes easier.

    Brief Description of Drawings



    [0042] 

    FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a related art atomizing device;

    FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating a disposable capsule in accordance with a first preferred embodiment of the present invention;

    FIGS. 3 and 4 are perspective views illustrating processes for coupling a disposable capsule to a driver in accordance with a first preferred embodiment of the present invention, respectively;

    FIG. 5 is a graph illustrating a distribution of mist particle sizes of the present invention;

    FIG. 6 is a perspective view illustrating a disposable capsule and a driver in accordance with an example useful for understanding details of the invention;

    FIG. 7 is a perspective view illustrating a process for coupling a disposable capsule to a driver in accordance with the example;

    FIG. 8 is a perspective view illustrating a disposable capsule in accordance with another example useful for understanding details of the invention; and

    FIG. 9 is a perspective view illustrating a process for coupling a disposable capsule to a driver in accordance with the example.


    Best Mode for Carrying out the Invention



    [0043] In what follows, a capsule and an electrostatic atomizing device according to preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the appended drawings.

    [0044] The electrostatic atomizing device of the present invention may be mounted in different types of air conditioning apparatuses, such as air cleaners, or air conditioners, or may be fabricated as a separate individual device.

    [0045] The electrostatic atomizing device of the present invention uses a disposable capsule having an amount of functional water solution impregnated in a porous medium, such as a ceramic or carbon fiber electrode, enough to use about 2 ∼ 3 hours for preventing a scaling phenomenon in which an ejection pin is blocked from taking place.

    [0046] Moreover, the electrostatic atomizing device of the present invention uses the disposable capsule which can be placed in the device easily for the user to use a functional water solution of user's selection.

    [0047] Referring to FIG. 2, the disposable capsule 50 in accordance with a first preferred embodiment of the present invention may be fabricated in different shapes, such as a small sized cylinder, or a small sized polygonal pillar, such as a square pillar, hexagonal pillar, and octagonal pillar, the ejection pin 51 which is a porous medium has the functional water solution 52 impregnated therein, and the capsule has a surface thereof sealed with a sealing member 53, such as aluminum foil, for preventing the functional water solution 52 from dispersing through the ejection pin 51, naturally.

    [0048] If a pressing member 54 like a piston in a rear side of the ejection pin 51 is moved by external force, for an example, pressing with a user's hand, the ejection pin 51 projects to an outside of the capsule penetrating the sealing member 53. Since the pressing member 54 and the sealing member 53 form a top and a bottom sides of the capsule 50 of the cylindrical or polygonal pillar respectively, and a side of the capsule 50 is formed of a sealing member of a solid material, such as plastic, the ejection pin 51 is enclosed so as not to be exposed to an outside of the capsule.

    [0049] Referring to FIG. 3, the ejection pin 51 projected to an outside of the disposable capsule thus is placed in a hole in a driver 60 formed in a front or a side of the air conditioning apparatus, such as the air cleaner, and the air conditioner.

    [0050] The driver 60 has a structure similar to a cigar jack insert, or a ball pointed pen spring, to enable a conductor that can apply a voltage to be brought into contact with the ejection pin 51.

    [0051] Referring to FIG. 4, since the driver 60 has a voltage applying portion 61 of a conductor to be in contact with the ejection pin 51 being inserted into an inside through a hole provided thereto, if the user presses the pressing member 54 of the disposable capsule with a hand in a state the disposable capsule 50 is matched with the hole in the driver 60, the ejection pin 51 is inserted in, and brought into contact with, the voltage applying portion 61 through the hole in the driver as the ejection pin 51 penetrates through the sealing member 51, and is projected to the outside of the disposable capsule.

    [0052] And, if the user pushes the pressing member 54 of the disposable capsule further, since the spring (Not shown) in the driver 60 comes into action, the air conditioning apparatus and the disposable capsule perfectly fastened closely. In this time, since a voltage is applied to ejection pin 51 through the voltage applying portion 61, the functional water solution 52 impregnated in the ejection pin 51 is atomized to form the nano-sized super fine mist.

    [0053] The mist formed thus is discharged to an outside of the air conditioning apparatus carried on an air flow generated by the air conditioning apparatus, wherein unipolar charged droplets at a droplet atomizing voltage (For an example, 6 ∼ 7KV) from the voltage applying portion 61 are carried by the air flow and discharged to the outside of disposable capsule, and has improved spatial diffusibility by repulsive force among the droplets.

    [0054] Referring to FIG. 5, according to a result of experiment of the present invention, the mist has a particle size in a level of 20nm in average, and, as the functional water solution, different materials, such as vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), phytoncide, a solution of aroma perfume, and so on may be used.

    [0055] Eventually, the user may use the disposable capsule 50 by selecting and inserting the disposable capsule 50 having the functional water solution of a desired composition impregnated therein in the driver 60 of a cigar jack shape provided in the front or the side of the air conditioning apparatus, simply.

    [0056] In the meantime, FIG. 6 is a perspective view illustrating a disposable capsule and a driver in accordance with an example.

    [0057] Since a non-conductive liquid, such as a natural essential oil, for an example, lavender, rosemary, chamomile, and so on, has almost no ions which can serve as a charge, and very low electric conductivity, it is not possible to charge the non-conductive liquid, easily.

    [0058] Referring to FIG. 6, the disposable capsule in accordance with an example suggests using a charge injection type disposable capsule 70 of a cylinder with a circular hole formed therein, but not limited to the cylinder or the circular hole, but may have different shapes, such as a square, a pentagon, a hexagon, and so on, including an ejection pin 71 of a shape, for an example, a cylinder shape, mounted in a length direction of the hole in the cylinder, a functional water solution 72 impregnated in the ejection pin 71 of a porous medium, a needle of electrode 73 passed both through a side of the disposable capsule and a surface of the ejection pin 71 for being brought into contact with the function water solution 72, with a portion of the needle of electrode 73 projected to an outside of the disposable capsule. The needle of electrode 73 may be formed of tungsten or stainless steel having a low work function for inducing stable charge injection.

    [0059] The air conditioning apparatuses, such as the air cleaner or the air conditioner, may have a driver 80 of a tray shape mounted therein in a front or a side thereof for inserting the disposable capsule 70 having the portion of the needle of electrode 73 projected therefrom in a width direction. As shown in FIG. 6, the driver 80 has a semi-circular support 81 for supporting the cylindrical disposable capsule, an electrode hole 82 formed therein for applying a voltage to the needle of electrode 73 projected from the side of the disposable capsule 70, and two donut shaped first ground electrode 83 and second ground electrode 84 mounted adjacent to two bottoms of the disposable capsule to be inserted in the support 81.

    [0060] And, referring to FIG. 7, since the driver 80 may be fabricated in a tray shape which is inserted in or ejected from the air conditioning apparatus, the user seats the disposable capsule 70 by inserting the disposable capsule 70 from an upper side to a lower side simply in a state the tray shaped driver 80 is ejected, and, if the driver 80 having the disposable capsule 70 seated therein is inserted in the air conditioning apparatus, a high voltage is applied to the needle of electrode 73 through the electrode hole 82, to apply the high voltage between the needle of electrode 73 and the first ground electrode 83 and the second ground electrode 84 making the needle of electrode 73 to emit electrons.

    [0061] And, a fluid in the vicinity of the electrons emitted thus is charged, so that the fluid charged thus is atomized and ejected to an outside of the disposable capsule from both ends of the ejection pin 71 by electric force stronger than surface tension of the fluid, thereby ejecting nano-sized super fine mist from both sides of the ejection pin 71.

    [0062] Though FIG. 7 illustrates two ground electrodes 83 and 84 arranged at a length distance of the capsule to be in contact with the two bottom of the capsule in the driver 80, the examle is not limited to this, but only one ground electrode may be arranged on one side, while the other side may have a stopper arranged at the length distance of the capsule for securing the capsule thereto.

    [0063] Eventually, the user may use the disposable capsule 70 having a functional water solution of a desired composition impregnated therein by inserting the disposable capsule 70 in the tray shaped support of the driver 60 to the front or the side of the air conditioning apparatus, simply.

    [0064] In the meantime, FIG. 8 is a perspective view illustrating a disposable capsule in accordance with a further example. As described before, since a non-conductive liquid, such as a natural essential oil, for an example, lavender, rosemary, chamomile, and so on, has almost no ions which can serve as a charge, and very low electric conductivity, it is not possible to charge the non-conductive liquid, easily.

    [0065] Referring to FIG. 8, the disposable capsule in accordance with an example suggests using a charge injection type disposable capsule 90 of different shapes, such as a small sized cylinder or polygonal pillar, including a functional water solution 92 impregnated in an ejection pin 91 of a porous medium, and a needle of electrode 93 passed through a bottom of the disposable capsule for being brought into contact with the functional water solution 92, with a portion of the needle of electrode projected to an outside of the disposable capsule. The needle of electrode may be formed of tungsten or stainless steel having a low work function for inducing stable charge injection.

    [0066] The air conditioning apparatuses, such as the air cleaner or the air conditioner, may have a driver 100 of a vertical tray shape mounted therein in a front or a side thereof for inserting the disposable capsule 90 in a vertical direction to have the portion of the needle of electrode 93 projected therefrom. As shown in FIG. 8, the driver 100 includes a vertical semi-circular support 101 for supporting the disposable capsule to be inserted in a length direction, an electrode hole 102 formed therein for applying a voltage to the needle of electrode 93 projected through a bottom of the disposable capsule 90, and a donut shaped first ground electrode 103 mounted to a portion thereof the disposable capsule is to be seated thereon. The support 101 has a shape varied with an outside shape of the capsule for supporting the capsule, wherein, if the capsule is a cylindrical pillar, the support is semi-circular, and, if the capsule is polygonal, the support has a shape matched to the polygonal shape.

    [0067] And, referring to FIG. 9, since the driver 100 may be fabricated in a vertical tray shape which is inserted in or ejected from the air conditioning apparatus, the user seats the disposable capsule 90 by inserting the disposable capsule 90 in a standing position in a length direction in a state the tray shaped driver 100 is ejected, and, if the driver 100 having the disposable capsule 90 seated therein is inserted in the air conditioning apparatus, a high voltage is applied to the needle of electrode 93 through the electrode hole 102, to apply the high voltage between the needle of electrode 93 and the first ground electrode 103 making the needle of electrode 93 to emit electrons.

    [0068] And, the fluid in the vicinity of the electron emitted thus is charged, so that the fluid charged thus is atomized and ejected to an outside of the capsule by an electric force stronger than a surface tension of the fluid, thereby ejecting nano-sized super fine mist from both sides of the ejection pin 91.

    [0069] When the capsule 90 is fastened to the driver 100 with the needle of electrode 93 inserted in the electrode hole 102, it is possible to make the first ground electrode 103 movable in a length direction such that the first ground electrode 103 is in contact with a bottom or a top of the capsule 90 having no needle of electrode 93 formed thereon.

    [0070] As have been described, the capsule and the electrostatic atomizing device of the present invention have the following advantages.

    [0071] While this invention has been described in connection with what is presently considered to be practical exemplary embodiments, it is to be understood that technical aspects of the present invention are not limited to the exemplary embodiments suggested in the specification.


    Claims

    1. A capsule comprising:

    an ejection pin (51) having a functional water solution (52) impregnated therein;

    a sealing member (53) for sealing the ejection pin (51); and characterized by

    a pressing member (54) for pushing the ejection pin (51) with external force to move the ejection pin (51) such that a portion of the ejection pin (51) penetrates the sealing member (53) and is projected to an outside of the capsule (50).


     
    2. The capsule as claimed in claim 1, wherein the ejection pin (51) is formed of a porous medium.
     
    3. The capsule as claimed in claim 2, wherein the porous medium is a ceramic or carbon fiber electrode.
     
    4. The capsule as claimed in claim 1, wherein the sealing member (53) is aluminum foil formed on an opposite side of the pressing member (54).
     
    5. The capsule as claimed in claim 1, wherein the pressing member (54) has a piston shape.
     
    6. An electrostatic atomizing device comprising the capsule (50) as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 5 and a driver (60), wherein the driver (60) comprises:

    a hole for receiving said capsule (50); and

    a voltage applying portion (61) in the hole so as to be brought into contact with an ejection pin (51) being projecting to an outside of the capsule (50) received in the hole for applying a voltage to the ejection pin in contact with the voltage applying portion (61).


     
    7. The electrostatic atomizing device as claimed in claim 6, wherein the electrostatic atomizing device has a cigar jack shape.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Kapsel, die Folgendes umfasst:

    einen Auswurfstift (51), in den eine funktionelle Wasserlösung (52) imprägniert ist; und

    ein Dichtungselement (53), um den Auswurfstift (51) abzudichten; gekennzeichnet durch

    ein Druckelement (54), um auf den Auswurfstift (51) mit einer externen Kraft zu drücken, um den Auswurfstift (51) derart zu bewegen, dass ein Abschnitt des Auswurfstifts (51) das Dichtungselement (53) durchdringt und zur Außenseite der Kapsel (50) vorsteht.


     
    2. Kapsel nach Anspruch 1, wobei der Auswurfstift (51) aus einem porösen Medium gebildet ist.
     
    3. Kapsel nach Anspruch 2, wobei das poröse Medium eine Keramikelektrode oder eine Kohlefaserelektrode ist.
     
    4. Kapsel nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Dichtungselement (53) Aluminiumfolie ist, die auf einer dem Druckelement (54) gegenüberliegenden Seite gebildet ist.
     
    5. Kapsel nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Druckelement (54) eine Kolbenform besitzt.
     
    6. Elektrostatische Zerstäubungsvorrichtung, die die Kapsel (50) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5 und eine Antriebseinrichtung (60) umfasst, wobei die Antriebseinrichtung (60) Folgendes umfasst:

    ein Loch, um die Kapsel (50) aufzunehmen; und

    einen Spannungsanlegeabschnitt (61) im Loch, um mit einem Auswurfstift (51), der zur Außenseite der im Loch aufgenommenen Kapsel (50) vorsteht, in Kontakt gebracht zu werden, um eine Spannung an den Auswurfstift, der in Kontakt mit dem Spannungsanlegeabschnitt (61) ist, anzulegen.


     
    7. Elektrostatische Zerstäubungsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 6, wobei die elektrostatische Zerstäubungsvorrichtung die Form eines Zigarettenanzündersteckers hat.
     


    Revendications

    1. Capsule comprenant :

    une broche d'éjection (51) ayant une solution aqueuse fonctionnelle (52) imprégnée à l'intérieur de celle-ci ;

    un organe d'étanchéité (53) destiné à l'étanchéité de la broche d'éjection (51) ; et caractérisée par

    un organe de pression (54) destiné à pousser la broche d'éjection (51) avec une force externe pour déplacer la broche d'éjection (51) de sorte qu'une portion de la broche d'éjection (51) pénètre l'organe d'étanchéité (53) et fasse saillie vers un extérieur de la capsule (50).


     
    2. Capsule selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle la broche d'éjection (51) est constituée d'un milieu poreux.
     
    3. Capsule selon la revendication 2, dans laquelle le milieu poreux est une électrode en céramique ou en fibres de carbone.
     
    4. Capsule selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle l'organe d'étanchéité (53) est une feuille d'aluminium formée sur un côté opposé de l'organe de pression (54) .
     
    5. Capsule selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle l'organe de pression (54) est en forme de piston.
     
    6. Dispositif d'atomisation électrostatique comprenant la capsule (50) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5 et un circuit d'attaque (60), dans lequel le circuit d'attaque (60) comprend :

    un trou destiné à la réception de ladite capsule (50) ; et

    une portion d'applications de tension (61) dans le trou de manière à être mise en contact avec une broche d'éjection (51) faisant saillie vers un extérieur de la capsule (50) reçue dans le trou pour l'application d'une tension à la broche d'éjection en contact avec la portion d'applications de tension (61).


     
    7. Dispositif d'atomisation électrostatique selon la revendication 6, dans lequel le dispositif d'atomisation électrostatique est en forme d'allume-cigare.
     




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