(19)
(11)EP 3 406 146 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
20.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/21

(21)Application number: 17740988.5

(22)Date of filing:  12.01.2017
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A24F 47/00  (2020.01)
B65D 50/04  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2017/070956
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/124957 (27.07.2017 Gazette  2017/30)

(54)

ELASTIC LOCKING MECHANISM FOR ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE, ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

ELASTISCHER VERRIEGELUNGSMECHANISMUS FÜR ELEKTRONISCHE ZIGARETTE, ZERSTÄUBER UND ELEKTRONISCHE ZIGARETTE

MÉCANISME DE VERROUILLAGE ÉLASTIQUE POUR CIGARETTE ÉLECTRONIQUE, ATOMISEUR ET CIGARETTE ÉLECTRONIQUE


(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: 18.01.2016 CN 201610031195
31.03.2016 CN 201610197619

(43)Date of publication of application:
28.11.2018 Bulletin 2018/48

(73)Proprietor: Joyetech Europe Holding GmbH
6303 Zug (CH)

(72)Inventor:
  • QIU, Weihua
    Changzhou Jiangsu 213125 (CN)

(74)Representative: Dr. Gassner & Partner mbB 
Wetterkreuz 3
91058 Erlangen
91058 Erlangen (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2012/070107
CN-A- 105 725 278
CN-U- 204 599 325
US-A1- 2015 313 288
CN-A- 105 520 196
CN-U- 204 540 816
CN-U- 205 456 059
  
      
    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 disclosure relates generally to the field of electronic cigarette, and more particularly, to an elastic locking mechanism for an electronic cigarette, an atomizer, and an electronic cigarette.

    BACKGROUND



    [0002] At present, electronic cigarettes have become relatively mature substitutes for cigarette smoking in the market. When a heating element in an atomizer is powered by a battery, the heating element can be electrically driven to heat tobacco liquid to produce smoke, therefore users can get a smoking experience.

    [0003] For a traditional electronic cigarette, it is easy to fill liquid into the liquid storage tube by simply unscrewing the upper cover of the electronic cigarette. In such case, the upper cover of the electronic cigarette is easy to be unscrewed by a child if the child gets and plays with the electronic cigarette. Thus, the child may be exposed to the tobacco liquid or the like stored in the liquid storage tube, which is a hazardous for children.

    [0004] US 2015/313288A1 provides an electronic cigarette having a liquid container which is detachable by pressing and rotating. The electronic cigarette includes a suction end, a liquid container, an atomizer assembly, and a battery rod assembly. An accommodating groove is provided in the atomizer assembly. A space is provided between a movable member and the accommodating groove, thus the liquid container is rotatable freely with respect to the atomizer assembly. A first engaging portion is provided in the accommodating groove. A second engaging portion is provided on the surface of the movable member. When the first engaging portion is engaged with the second engaging portion, the free rotation of the movable member with respect to the atomizer assembly is prevented, thus the liquid container may be rotated with respect to the movable member to be removed from the atomizer assembly.

    SUMMARY



    [0005] In view of the above, in order to cater to the needs of the market, an objective of the present disclosure to provide an elastic locking mechanism for an electronic cigarette, an atomizer, and an electronic cigarette, to improve safety and protection for the children.

    [0006] According to one aspect of the present disclosure, an elastic locking mechanism for an electronic cigarette is provided. The electronic cigarette includes a liquid storage assembly provided with an opening end. The elastic locking mechanism includes an upper cover removably arranged on the opening end of the liquid storage assembly, a screw cap sleeved outside the upper cover, an upper engagement component arranged on the screw cap, a lower engagement component arranged on the upper cover, and an elastic element mounted between the screw cap and the upper cover to prevent the upper engagement component and the lower engagement component from engaging with each other. When the screw cap is pressed down or pulled up, the elastic element is compressed or stretched so that the upper engagement component engages with the lower engagement component, and the upper cover is driven to rotate together with the screw cap by rotating the screw cap, to open or close the opening end of the liquid storage assembly, and the elastic locking mechanism further includes a ventilation tube and an unlocking component, wherein the upper cover and the lower engagement component are integrated to form the ventilation tube, the screw cap and the upper engagement component are integrated to form the unlocking component, the ventilation tube is provided with a stop protrusion, and the unlocking component is provided with a corresponding stop groove, the elastic element is provided with a blocking groove matching the stop protrusion such that the elastic element is sleeved outside the ventilation tube.

    [0007] In one embodiment, the upper cover includes an upper cover bottom wall and a connection circumference wall formed on the upper cover bottom wall. The connection circumference wall and the upper cover bottom wall form an containing cavity. The screw cap includes a screw cap top wall, a screw cap outer circumference wall formed on an outer circumference of the screw cap top wall, and a screw cap inner circumference wall formed on a bottom surface of the screw cap top wall, and an annular space is formed between the screw cap outer circumference wall and the screw cap inner circumference wall.

    [0008] In one embodiment, the upper engagement component is fixedly arranged in the annular space of the screw cap, and the lower engagement component is fixedly arranged in the accommodating cavity of the upper cover. A bottom surface of the upper engagement component is provided with at least one fixing block, and a top surface of the lower engagement component is provided with at least one fixing groove matching the at least one fixing block. Alternatively, the top surface of the lower engagement component is provided with at least one fixing block, and the bottom surface of the upper engagement component is provided with at least one fixing groove matching the at least one fixing block.

    [0009] In one embodiment, a length of the fixing groove in an arc direction is greater than or equal to a length of the fixing block in an arc direction.

    [0010] In one embodiment, the upper cover further includes an upper cover circumference edge formed on a top side of the connection circumference wall and extending outward, and a top circumference wall formed on a top surface of the upper cover circumference edge vertically. The upper engagement component is fixedly arranged in the annular space of the screw cap, the lower engagement component is fixedly arranged on the upper cover circumference edge, and the lower engagement component is sleeved outside the upper engagement component. A bottom end of a circumference wall of the upper engagement component is provided with a circumferential edge extending outward, the circumferential edge is provided with at least one fixing block protruding upward, a top end of the lower engagement component is provided with an annular cover top wall, and the cover top wall is provided with at least one projection protruding downward.

    [0011] In one embodiment, one end of the elastic element is fixedly arranged on the screw cap inner circumference wall, and the other end of the elastic element abuts against a top surface of the upper cover bottom wall at installation. Alternatively, one end of the elastic element is fixedly arranged on the top surface of the upper cover bottom wall, and the other end of the elastic element abuts against the screw cap inner circumference wall at installation.

    [0012] In one embodiment, the upper cover is provided with at least one first air inlet groove, the screw cap is provided with at least one second air inlet groove, and the at least one first air inlet groove is gradually aligned or staggered with the at least one second air inlet groove when the screw cap is turned with respect to the upper cover.

    [0013] In one embodiment, an outer circumference surface of the upper cover is provided with a convex column extending into the second air inlet groove, a width of the second air inlet groove in an axial direction is greater than a diameter of the convex column.

    [0014] In one embodiment, the elastic element is made up of rubber or silicone.

    [0015] According to another aspect of the present disclosure, an atomizer having any one of the above elastic locking mechanisms is provided.

    [0016] In one embodiment, the atomizer further includes a smoke guiding assembly, an atomizing assembly and a liquid storage assembly. The atomizing assembly is arranged in an inner cavity of the liquid storage assembly, the elastic locking mechanism is removably arranged on the liquid storage assembly, one end of the elastic locking mechanism is connected to the smoke guiding assembly, and the other end of the elastic locking mechanism is connected to the atomizing assembly.

    [0017] In one embodiment, the upper cover is integrally connected to a connection tube with an outlet end opposite to the upper cover. The outlet end of the connection tube is connected to the atomizing assembly. The smoke guiding assembly includes a smoke outlet tube and an air inlet tube. The smoke outlet tube extends into the connection tube through the top of the screw cap, the air inlet tube is mounted at the outlet end of the connection tube and sleeved on the smoke outlet tube, the air inlet tube communicates a channel of the smoke outlet tube with an inner cavity of the atomizing assembly, an air guiding gap is formed between an outer circumference wall of the smoke outlet tube and an inner circumference wall of the connection tube, outer circumference surface of the air inlet tube is provided with at least one air guiding groove, and the air guiding groove communicates the air guiding gap with the inner cavity of the atomizing assembly.

    [0018] In one embodiment, the atomizing assembly includes an atomizer head with a heating element inside, the liquid storage assembly includes a liquid storage tube and a conductive base arranged at the bottom of the liquid storage tube, the atomizer head is arranged inside the liquid storage tube, a liquid storage space is formed between an inner circumference wall of the liquid storage tube and an outer circumference wall of the atomizer head, and the conductive base is electrically connected to the heating element.

    [0019] In one embodiment, the atomizer further includes an atomizer head, an atomizing tube, a ventilation tube, an unlocking component and an air inlet and outlet separation tube. The upper cover and the lower engagement component are integrated to form the ventilation tube, the screw cap and the upper engagement component are integrated to form the unlocking component, a lower end of the ventilation tube is removably connected to the atomizer head, the unlocking component is sleeved outside an upper end of the ventilation tube, the ventilation tube is sleeved outside the air inlet and outlet separation tube, one end of the atomizing tube is communicated to the atomizer head, and the other end of the atomizing tube fits the air inlet and outlet separation tube tightly.

    [0020] According to a further aspect of the present disclosure, an electronic cigarette is provided, including a liquid storage assembly with an opening end, and any one of the above atomizers.

    [0021] In one embodiment, the electronic cigarette further includes a housing and a battery assembly, both the battery assembly and the liquid storage assembly are arranged inside the housing, the liquid storage assembly is provided with a liquid storage cavity, and a part of the atomizer is arranged inside the liquid storage cavity.

    [0022] In one embodiment, a bottom of the atomizer is provided with a first electrical contact, and the liquid storage assembly is provided with a second electrical contact electrically connected to the first electrical contact.

    [0023] According to a further aspect of the present disclosure, an elastic locking mechanism for an electronic cigarette is provided, including an upper cover removably arranged on an opening end of a liquid storage assembly, a screw cap sleeved outside the upper cover, an upper engagement component fixedly arranged inside the screw cap, a lower engagement component fixedly arranged inside the upper cover, and an elastic element mounted between the screw cap and the upper cover to prevent the upper engagement component and the lower engagement component from engaging with each other. When the screw cap is pressed down or pulled up, the elastic element is compressed or stretched so that the upper engagement component engages with the lower engagement component, and the upper cover is driven to rotate together with the screw cap by rotating the screw cap.

    [0024] In one embodiment, the upper cover includes an upper cover bottom wall and a connection circumference wall formed on the upper cover bottom wall, the connection circumference wall and the upper cover bottom wall form a containing cavity. The screw cap includes a screw cap top wall, a screw cap outer circumference wall formed on an outer circumference of the screw cap top wall, and a screw cap inner circumference wall formed on a bottom surface of the screw cap top wall, and an annular space is formed between the screw cap outer circumference wall and the screw cap inner circumference wall.

    [0025] In one embodiment, the upper engagement component is fixedly arranged in the annular space of the screw cap, and the lower engagement component is fixedly arranged in the accommodating cavity of the upper cover. A bottom surface of the upper engagement component is provided with at least one fixing block, and a top surface of the lower engagement component is provided with at least one fixing groove matching the at least one fixing block. Alternatively, the top surface of the lower engagement component is provided with at least one fixing block, and the bottom surface of the upper engagement component is provided with at least one fixing groove matching the at least one fixing block.

    [0026] In one embodiment, a length of the fixing groove in an arc direction is greater than or equal to a length of the fixing block in an arc direction.

    [0027] In one embodiment, the upper cover further includes an upper cover circumference edge formed on a top side of the connection circumference wall and extending outward, and a top circumference wall formed on a top surface of the upper cover circumference edge vertically.

    [0028] In one embodiment, the upper cover further includes an upper cover circumference edge formed on a top side of the connection circumference wall and extending outward, and a top circumference wall formed on a top surface of the upper cover circumference edge vertically. The upper engagement component is fixedly arranged in the annular space of the screw cap, the lower engagement component is fixedly arranged on the upper cover circumference edge, and the lower engagement component is sleeved outside the upper engagement component. A bottom end of a circumference wall of the upper engagement component is provided with a circumferential edge extending outward, the circumferential edge is provided with at least one fixing block protruding upward, a top end of the lower engagement component is provided with an annular cover top wall, and the cover top wall is provided with at least one projection protruding downward.

    [0029] In one embodiment, one end of the elastic element is fixedly arranged on the screw cap inner circumference wall, and the other end of the elastic element abuts against a bottom surface of the containing cavity of the upper cover at installation. Alternatively, one end of the elastic element is fixedly arranged on the bottom surface of the containing cavity of the upper cover, and the other end of the elastic element abuts against a bottom surface of the screw cap inner circumference wall at installation.

    [0030] In one embodiment, the top circumference wall is provided with at least one first air inlet groove in a circumferential direction, an inner side of the screw cap outer circumference wall fits an outer side of the top circumference wall, the screw cap outer circumference wall is provided with at least one second air inlet groove in a circumferential direction, and the at least one first air inlet groove is gradually aligned or staggered with the at least one second air inlet groove when the screw cap is rotated.

    [0031] According to a further aspect of the present disclosure, an atomizer having the above elastic locking mechanism is provided.

    [0032] The atomizer includes a smoke guiding assembly, an atomizing assembly, a liquid storage assembly and the above elastic locking mechanism. One end of the elastic locking mechanism is mounted on the top of the atomizing assembly and removably arranged on the liquid storage assembly, the smoke guiding assembly is mounted on an end of the elastic locking mechanism opposite to the atomizing assembly and is communicated to an inner cavity of the atomizing assembly. The liquid storage assembly including a liquid storage tube, a atomizer head is housed inside the liquid storage tube, and a liquid storage space is formed between an inner circumference wall of the liquid storage tube and an outer circumference wall of the atomizer head.

    [0033] In one embodiment, the upper cover further includes a connection tube integrally connected to a bottom surface of the upper cover bottom wall. The smoke guiding assembly includes a smoke outlet tube and an air inlet tube. An end of the smoke outlet tube extends into the connection tube, the air inlet tube is mounted on an outlet end of the connection tube and sleeved on the end of the smoke outlet tube, an air guiding gap is formed between an outer circumference wall of the smoke outlet tube and an inner circumference wall of the connection tube, and an outer circumference surface of the air inlet tube is provided with at least one air guiding groove communicating the air guiding gap to an inner cavity of the atomizing assembly.

    [0034] According to a further aspect of the present disclosure, an electronic cigarette having said the above atomizer is provided, in which a battery assembly is mounted at the bottom of the atomizer.

    [0035] The electronic cigarette includes an atomizing assembly. The atomizing assembly includes an air inlet tube, an unlocking component and a blocking component. The unlocking component is sleeved outside an upper end of the air inlet tube, the blocking component is sleeved outside the air inlet tube and arranged between the air inlet tube and the unlocking component, the air inlet tube is provided with a stop protrusion/groove, the unlocking component is provided with a stop groove/protrusion, the blocking component is an elastic component, the blocking component is provided with a blocking groove matching the stop protrusion, and when the unlocking component is pressed so that the stop groove engages with the stop protrusion, the electronic cigarette is in an unlocked state.

    [0036] In one embodiment, the electronic cigarette further includes a battery assembly and a liquid storage assembly, the battery assembly and the liquid storage assembly are arranged inside a housing, the liquid storage assembly is provided with a liquid storage cavity, and a part of the atomizing assembly is arranged inside the liquid storage cavity.

    [0037] In one embodiment, an outer periphery of said the air inlet tube is provided with connection thread, the liquid storage assembly further includes a thread ring matching the connection thread, and the air inlet tube is removably connected to the liquid storage assembly by cooperation between the connection thread and the thread ring.

    [0038] In one embodiment, the thread ring is arranged on an upper end of the liquid storage cavity.

    [0039] In one embodiment, the atomizing assembly includes an atomizer head removably connected to a lower end of the air inlet tube, a peripheral portion of the air inlet tube close to an upper end of the air inlet tube extends outward to form a convex edge, a connection portion is formed between a lower end of the air inlet tube and the convex edge, and the connection thread is arranged on a outer circumference of the connection portion.

    [0040] In one embodiment, the atomizing assembly further includes an atomizing tube and an air inlet and outlet separation tube, the air inlet tube is sleeved outside the air inlet and outlet separation tube, one end of the atomizing tube is in fluid communication with the atomizer head and the other end is closely fit the air inlet and outlet separation tube.

    [0041] In one embodiment, the bottom of the atomizer head is provided with a first electrical contact and the liquid storage assembly is provided with a second electrical contact electrically connected to the first electrical contact.

    [0042] In one embodiment, the battery assembly includes a battery, a circuit board assembly support mounted inside the housing, a circuit board assembly mounted on the circuit board assembly support, a battery gasket mounted at an end of the housing, and a battery bottom cover connected to the housing by an interference fit.

    [0043] In one embodiment, the blocking component is made of rubber or silicone.

    [0044] In one embodiment, the electronic cigarette further includes a removable cigarette holder, an end of the air inlet and outlet separation tube far away from the atomizing tube is provided with a mounting hole, one end of the cigarette holder is inserted into the mounting hole.

    [0045] For the elastic locking mechanism according to the present disclosure, the screw cap should be pressed down or pulled up by resisting a certain amount of elastic force firstly, and then the upper cover may be rotated together with the screw cap by the rotation of the screw cap when the screw cap engages with the upper cover. Compared with the prior art, the elastic locking mechanism according to the present disclosure is favorable to protect the rotation operation of the upper cover. Therefore, the elastic locking mechanism, the atomizer and the electronic cigarette have a children lock function, which can prevent the upper cover from being removed by a child easily, and prevent the children from touching and eating the tobacco liquid.

    [0046] Preferred embodiments of the present invention and their advantageous effects will be detailed by reference to the following description.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



    [0047] The accompanying drawings illustrate one or more embodiments of the disclosure and together with the written description, serve to explain the principles of the disclosure. Wherever possible, the same reference numbers are used throughout the drawings to refer to the same or like elements of an embodiment.

    FIG. 1 is a cross-sectional view of an overall structure of an atomizer according to a first embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the atomizer according to the first embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIG. 3 is an isometric view of the atomizer in FIG. 2.

    FIG. 4 is cross-sectional view of an overall structure of an atomizer according to a second embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIG. 5 is an exploded view of the atomizer according to the second embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIG. 6 is an isometric view of the atomizer in FIG. 5.

    FIG. 7 is a perspective view of an electronic cigarette having the atomizer in FIG. 1 or FIG. 4

    FIG. 8 is a front view of an electronic cigarette according to a fourth embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIG. 9 is a schematic diagram illustrating the electronic cigarette of FIG. 8 in which the atomizer is separated from the main body.

    FIG. 10 is an exploded view of the electronic cigarette in FIG. 8.

    FIG. 11 is a schematic diagram illustrating an air inlet tube of the electronic cigarette in FIG. 10.

    FIG. 12 is a sectional view of the electronic cigarette in FIG. 8 when it is in a locked state.

    FIG. 13 is an enlarged view of the section A of the electronic cigarette in FIG. 12.

    FIG. 14 is a cross-sectional view of the electronic cigarette in FIG. 8 when it is in an unlocked state by pressing.

    FIG. 15 is an enlarged view of the section B of the electronic cigarette in FIG. 14.

    FIG. 16 is a cross-sectional view of the exploded view of the electronic cigarette in FIG. 9.

    FIG. 17 is a cross-sectional view of the exploded view of an atomizer assembly of the electronic cigarette in FIG. 9.


    Description of Reference Numerals



    [0048] 
    1:
    Elastic Locking Mechanism;
    2:
    Smoke guiding assembly;
    3:
    Atomizing assembly;
    4:
    Liquid storage assembly;
    5:
    Battery assembly;
    10:
    Upper cover;
    11:
    Upper cover bottom wall;
    12:
    Connection circumference wall;
    13:
    Upper cover circumference edge;
    14:
    Top circumference wall;
    15:
    Connection tube;
    20:
    Screw cap;
    21:
    Screw cap top wall;
    22:
    Screw cap outer circumference wall;
    23:
    Center hole;
    24:
    Screw cap inner circumference wall;
    30, 60:
    Upper engagement component;
    40, 70:
    Lower engagement component;
    31, 61:
    Fixing block;
    41, 71:
    Fixing groove;
    50:
    Elastic element;
    141:
    First Air inlet groove;
    201:
    Cigarette holder;
    202:
    Smoke outlet tube;
    203:
    Air inlet tube;
    221:
    Second air inlet groove;
    231:
    Air guiding groove;
    301:
    Atomizer head;
    401:
    Liquid storage tube;
    812-3:
    Connection portion;
    81:
    Battery bottom cover;
    82:
    Battery gasket;
    83:
    Battery assembly;
    84:
    Circuit board assembly;
    85:
    Housing;
    86:
    Circuit board assembly support;
    87:
    Liquid storage assembly;
    87-1:
    Liquid storage cavity;
    87-2:
    Second electrical contact;
    88:
    Button;
    89:
    Thread ring;
    810:
    Atomizer head;
    810-1:
    First electrical contact;
    811:
    Atomizing tube;
    812:
    Ventilation tube;
    812-1:
    Stop Protrusion;
    813:
    Unlocking component;
    813-1:
    Stop Groove;
    814:
    Air inlet and outlet separation tube;
    814-1:
    Mounting hole;
    815:
    Cigarette holder;
    816:
    Main Body;
    817:
    Atomizer;
    818:
    Elastic element;
    818-1:
    Blocking Groove;
    819:
    Battery;
    812-2:
    Convex edge; and
    820:
    Window.

    DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS



    [0049] In the following description of embodiments, reference is made to the accompanying drawings which form a part hereof, and in which it is shown by way of illustration specific embodiments of the disclosure that can be practiced. It is to be understood that other embodiments can be used and structural changes can be made without departing from the scope of the disclosed embodiments.

    Embodiment 1



    [0050] Referring to FIG. 1, an atomizer is provided in the first embodiment of the present disclosure, including an elastic locking mechanism 1 for an electronic cigarette, a smoke guiding assembly 2, an atomizing assembly 3 and a liquid storage assembly 4. One end of the elastic locking mechanism 1 is removably arranged on an opening end of the liquid storage assembly 4, and the other end of the elastic locking mechanism 1 is connected to the smoke guiding assembly 2. The atomizing assembly 3 is arranged inside an inner cavity of the liquid storage assembly 4 and connected to one end of the elastic locking mechanism 1 opposite to the smoke guiding assembly 2.

    [0051] Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, when adding liquid, the elastic locking mechanism 1 should be pressed down so that two ends of the elastic locking mechanism 1 engage with each other, and then elastic locking mechanism 1 is able to be rotated to disengage from the liquid storage assembly 4 to expose the opening end of the liquid storage assembly 4. Since children's thoughts are relatively simple, and it is difficult for them to think of removing the elastic locking mechanism 1 by a series of actions of pressing down and rotating the elastic locking mechanism 1, thus, it can prevent the children from being exposed to the tobacco liquid. In addition, the elastic locking mechanism 1 has a function of adjusting the air inflow of the atomizing assembly 3.

    [0052] The elastic locking mechanism 1 includes an upper cover 10, a screw cap 20, an upper engagement component 30, a lower engagement component 40 and an elastic element 50. The upper cover 10 is removably arranged on the opening end of the liquid storage assembly 4, the screw cap 20 is sleeved outside the upper cover 10, the upper engagement component 30 is arranged inside the screw cap 20, the lower engagement component 40 is arranged inside the upper cover 10, and the elastic element 50 is arranged between the upper cover 10 and the screw cap 20 to prevent the upper engagement component 30 and the lower engagement component 40 from engaging with each other. When the screw cap 20 is pressed down, the elastic element 50 is compressed so that the upper engagement component 30 engages with the lower engagement component 40, and the upper cover 10 can be driven by the screw cap 20 to rotate.

    [0053] The upper cover 10 includes an upper cover bottom wall 11, a connection circumference wall 12 formed on the upper cover bottom wall 11, an upper cover circumference edge 13 formed on a top side of the connection circumference wall 12 and extending outward, and a top circumference wall 14 formed on a top surface of the upper cover circumferential edge 13 vertically. The connection circumference wall 12 and the upper cover bottom wall 11 form a containing cavity. The top circumference wall 14 is provided with at least one first air inlet groove 141 in a circumferential direction. Further, the upper cover 10 includes a connection tube 15 integrally connected to a bottom surface of the upper cover bottom wall 11, and the connection tube 15 is in fluid communication with the containing cavity formed by the connection circumference wall 12 and the top cover bottom 11.

    [0054] The screw cap 20 is sleeved on the upper cover 10, including a screw cap top wall 21 and a screw cap outer circumference wall 22 vertically formed on a periphery of the screw cap top wall 21. The center of the screw cap top wall 21 is provided with a center hole 23. The screw cap 20 further includes a screw cap inner circumference wall 24 arranged around the center hole 23 and perpendicularly to the screw cap top wall 21. Thus, an annular space is formed between the screw cap outer circumference wall 22 and the screw cap inner circumference wall 24. The screw cap outer circumference wall 22 is provided with at least one second air inlet groove 221 in the circumferential direction.

    [0055] The upper engagement component 30 has a shape of a circular ring. The upper engagement component 30 is fixedly arranged inside the annular space of the screw cap 20 by an interference fit with the outer side of the screw cap inner circumference wall 24. A bottom surface of the upper engagement component 30 is provided with at least one fixing block 31.

    [0056] The lower engagement component 40 has a shape of a circular ring matching the upper engagement component 30. The lower engagement component 40 is fixedly arranged inside the containing cavity of the upper cover 10 by an interference fit with the inner side of the connection circumference wall 12. A top surface of the lower engagement component 40 is provided with at least one fixing groove 41 used for cooperating with the fixing block 31 of the upper engagement component 30. The length of the fixing groove 41 in the arc direction is greater than or equal to the length of the fixing block 31 in the arc direction. When the fixing block 31 of the upper engagement component 30 is inserted into the fixing groove 41 and rotated a predetermined angle with regards to the fixing groove 41, the fixing block 31 abuts against the side wall of the fixing groove 41. When continue to turn the upper engagement component 30, the lower engagement component 40 is driven to rotate by the upper engagement component 30.

    [0057] It will be understood that in other embodiments, the at least one fixing block 31 is arranged on the top surface of the lower engagement component 40, and the at least one fixing groove 41 is arranged on the bottom surface of the upper engagement component 30 accordingly.

    [0058] It will be understood that the interference fit may be replaced by a threaded connection.

    [0059] The elastic element 50 has compressive elasticity. One end of the elastic element 50 is fixedly arranged on the screw cap inner circumference wall 24, and the other end the elastic element 50 abuts against a bottom surface of the containing cavity of the upper cover 10 (i.e., a top surface of the upper cover bottom wall 11) at installation.

    [0060] It will be understood that in other embodiments, one end of the elastic element 50 is fixedly arranged on a bottom surface of the containing cavity of the upper cover 10 (i. e., a top surface of the upper cover bottom wall 11), and the other end of the elastic element 50 abuts against a bottom surface of the screw cap inner circumference wall 24 at installation.

    [0061] After the elastic locking mechanism 1 has been assembled, the inner side of the screw cap outer circumference wall 22 fits the outer side of the top circumference wall 14, the upper engagement component 30 is arranged inside the annular space of the screw cap 20, the lower engagement component 40 is arranged inside the containing cavity of the upper cover 10, and the fixing groove 41 of the lower engagement component 40 faces the fixing block 31 of the upper engagement component 30. The elastic element 50 is mounted between the upper cover 10 and the screw cap 20. One end of the elastic element 50 is fastened on the screw cap inner circumference wall 24 and the other end of the elastic element 50 abuts against the top surface of the upper cover bottom wall 11 at installation. When the screw cap 20 is pressed down, the fixing block 31 of the upper engagement component 30 is inserted into the fixing groove 41 of the lower engagement component 40. In this case, when the screw cap 20 is rotated, the fixing block 31 rotates a predetermined angle with regards to the fixing groove 41 to abut against the side wall of the fixing groove 41, and when continue to turn the screw cap 20, the upper cover 10 is driven to rotate by the screw cap 20, so the elastic locking mechanism 1 may be removed from the liquid storage assembly 4.

    [0062] In addition, the outer circumference surface of the top circumference wall 14 of the upper cover 10 is provided with a convex column (not shown). During assembling, the convex column is inserted into the second air inlet groove 221 of the screw cap outer circumference wall 22, to prevent the screw cap 20 from being disengaged from the upper cover 10 in the axial direction. In addition, the width of the second air inlet groove 221 in the axial direction is greater than the diameter of the convex edge, so that the screw cap 20 can be pressed down a predetermined distance with regards to the upper cover 10, i. e., there is a movement space for the engagement and disengagement of the upper engagement component 30 and the lower engagement component 40.

    [0063] Smoke guiding assembly 2 includes a cigarette holder 201, a smoke outlet tube 202 and an air inlet tube 203. One end of the cigarette holder 201 is a suction end and the other end of the cigarette holder 201 is a screw joint. The smoke outlet tube 202 has a shape of a trumpet. One end of the smoke outlet tube 202 that is an opening of the trumpet is connected to the screw joint by a threaded connection, and an outer circumference edge is formed on the outer circumference of this end. The other end of the smoke outlet tube 202 is inserted into the connection tube 15 of the upper cover 10. The air inlet tube 203 is fixedly arranged inside an outlet end of the connection tube 15 to communicate the smoke outlet tube 202 and the atomizing assembly 3, so that the smoke in the inner cavity of the atomizing assembly 3 flows towards the smoke outlet tube 202 and then the cigarette holder 201.

    [0064] The atomizing assembly 3 includes an atomizer head 301 with an inner cavity. One end of the atomizer head 301 is connected to the outlet end of the connection tube 15 of the upper cover 10 to communicate the inner cavity of the atomizer head 301 to the smoke outlet tube 202 through the air inlet tube 203. The other end of the atomizer head 301 is provided with a heating element.

    [0065] The liquid storage assembly 4 includes a liquid storage tube 401 and a conductive base arranged at the bottom of the liquid storage tube 401. The atomizer head 301 is arranged inside the liquid storage tube 401. A liquid storage space for containing liquid is formed between the inner circumference wall of the liquid storage tube 401 and the outer circumference wall of the atomizer head 301. The conductive base is electrically connected to the heating element located at the end of the atomizer head 301.

    [0066] After the atomizer has been assembled, the outlet end of the connection tube 15 is connected to the top of the inner cavity of the atomizer head 301 (i.e., an end of the atomizer head 301 opposite to the heating element) by a threaded connection. The smoke guiding assembly 2 is mounted on the elastic locking mechanism 1. One end of the smoke outlet tube 202 is inserted into the center hole 23 of the screw cap top wall 21, and the outer circumference edge of the smoke outlet tube 202 abuts against the end face of the screw cap top wall 21. The bottom end of the smoke outlet tube 202 (an end opposite to the outer circumference edge) extends into the connection tube 15 and is close to the outlet end of the connection tube 15. An air guiding gap is formed between the outer circumference wall of the smoke outlet tube 202 and the inner circumference wall of the connection tube 15. The air inlet tube 203 is sleeved on the bottom end of the smoke outlet tube 202, and the outer circumference surface of the air inlet tube 203 abuts against the inner circumference surface of the connection tube 15. In this way, the air inlet tube 203 communicates the inner cavity of the atomizer head 301 and the channel of the smoke outlet tube 202. Further, the outer circumference surface of the air inlet tube 203 is provided with at least one air guiding groove 231 communicating both ends of the air inlet tube 203 to communicate the air guiding gap to the inner cavity of the atomizing assembly 3. In this embodiment, the air guiding groove 231 is an inclined groove arranged on the outer circumference surface of the air inlet tube 203 in an axial direction. In this way, the air guiding gap communicates with the air guiding groove 231 to form an air guiding passage, and the external air may flow into the air guiding gap through the second air inlet groove 221 of the screw cap outer circumference wall 22 and the first air inlet groove 141 of the top circumference wall 14, and into the atomizing assembly 3 through the air guiding groove 231.

    [0067] By rotating the screw cap 20 with regards to the upper cover 10, the first air inlet groove 141 is gradually aligned or staggered with the second air inlet groove 221, thus, the size of the air inlet through hole formed by the first air inlet groove 141 and the second air inlet groove 221 can be adjusted. In this way, the volume of the external air flowing into air guiding passage can be adjusted to achieve the adjustment of the air inlet of the atomizing assembly 3.

    Embodiment 2



    [0068] The configuration of the atomizer in the embodiment 2 is substantially the same as that in the embodiment 1, but the difference is that the configuration and the arrangement of the upper engagement component 60 and the lower engagement component 70 in the embodiment 2 is different from the configuration and the arrangement of the upper engagement component 30 and the lower engagement component 40 in the embodiment 1. In the embodiment 2, the upper engagement component 60 has a shape of a circular ring. The upper engagement component 60 is fixedly arranged inside the annular space of the screw cap 20 by an interference fit with the outer side of the screw cap inner circumference wall 24. A circumference edge extends outward from the bottom of the upper engagement component 60, and is provided with at least one fixing block 61 protruding upward.

    [0069] The lower engagement component 70 has a shape of a circular ring, the inner diameter of the lower engagement component 70 is greater than the outer diameter of the upper engagement component 60, and the lower engagement component 70 is sleeved on the upper engagement component 60. The lower engagement component 70 is fixedly arranged on the upper cover circumference edge 13 of the upper cover 10 by an interference fit with the inner side of the top circumference wall 14. An annular cover top wall is arranged on the top of the lower engagement component 70, the cover top wall is provided with at least one projection 71 protruding downward, and the projection 71 can cooperate with the fixing block 61 of the upper engagement component 60. When the fixing block 61 is pulled upward to the same horizontal plane as the projection 71, the upper end of the fixing block 61 abuts against the cover top wall of the lower engagement component 70 to prevent the upper engagement component 60 from further moving upward. The upper engagement component 60 is rotated to a predetermined angle so that the fixing block 61 abuts against the side wall of the projection 71. Continue to rotate the upper engagement component 60, the lower engagement component 70 is driven to rotate by the upper engagement component 60. One end of the elastic element 50 is fastened on the screw cap inner circumference wall 24, and the other end of the elastic element 50 abuts against the bottom surface of the containing cavity of the upper cover 10 (i.e., the top surface of the upper cover bottom wall 11) at installation.

    [0070] It will be understood that in other embodiments, one end of the elastic element 50 is fixedly arranged on the bottom surface of the containing cavity of the upper cover 10 (i.e., the top surface of the upper cover bottom wall 11), and the other end of the elastic element 50 abuts against the bottom surface of the screw cap inner circumference wall 24 at installation.

    [0071] It will be understood that the interference fit may be replaced by a threaded connection.

    [0072] In the embodiment 2, after the elastic locking mechanism 1 has been assembled, the inner side of the screw cap outer circumference wall 22 fits the outer side of the top circumference wall 14, the upper engagement component 60 is fixedly arranged inside the annular space of the screw cap 20, the lower engagement component 70 is fixedly arranged on the upper cover circumference edge 13 of the upper cover 10, the projection 71 on the top end of the lower engagement component 70 is arranged above the fixing block 61 of the upper engagement component 60, and the position of the projection 71 corresponds to the position of the fixing block 61. One end of the elastic element 50 is fastened on the screw cap inner circumference wall 24, and the other end of the elastic element 50 abuts against the top surface of the upper cover bottom wall 11. When the screw cap 20 is pulled upward, the elastic element 50 is stretched, the fixing block 61 of the upper engagement component 60 moves up to the same horizontal plane as the projection 71. Then the screw cap 20 is rotated, the fixing block 61 rotates a predetermined distance with regards to the projection 71 and abuts against the side wall of the projection 71, to drive the upper cover 10 to rotate with the screw cap 20.

    [0073] The principle of adjusting the air of the atomizer applied in the elastic locking mechanism 1 in the embodiment 2 is the same as that in the embodiment 1, which is not described here.

    Embodiment 3



    [0074] Referring to FIG. 7, an electronic cigarette having the atomizer according to embodiment 1 or 2 is provided, including a battery assembly 5 mounted at the bottom of the atomizer. Specifically, the cigarette holder 201 of the smoke guiding assembly 2 is connected to the top of the screw cap 20, and the battery assembly 5 is connected to the bottom of the liquid storage tube 401. When the electronic cigarette is in use, the battery assembly 5 supplies power to the atomizer, and the user smokes through the cigarette holder 201. When user is smoking, the air flows into the air guiding gap through the second air inlet groove 221 and the first air inlet groove 141, and then into the inner cavity of the atomizer head 301 through the air guiding groove 231. The air mixed with the smoke flows through the smoke outlet tube 202 and out of the cigarette holder 201.

    [0075] As can be seen from the above, it is necessary for the user to resist a certain amount of elastic force to press down or pull up the screw cap 20 so that the screw cap 20 engages with the upper cover 10 and the screw cap 20 is able to drive the upper cover 10 to rotate. In this way, the elastic locking mechanism 1 is favorable to protect the rotation operation of the upper cover 10. Therefore, the elastic locking mechanism 1, the atomizer having the elastic locking mechanism 1 and the electronic cigarette having the atomizer have a children lock function, which can prevent the upper cover 10 from being removed by a child easily, and prevent the children from touching and eating the tobacco liquid.

    Embodiment 4



    [0076] As shown in FIGS. 8-17, another electronic cigarette is provided, including an atomizer 817 and a main body 816 connected to the atomizer 817. In this embodiment, the atomizer 817 and the main body 816 are removably connected together. According to one implementation of this embodiment, the main body 816 includes a battery assembly 83 and a liquid storage assembly 87 integrated to the battery assembly 83. According to one implementation of this embodiment, both the battery assembly 83 and the liquid storage assembly 87 are arranged inside a housing 85. Specifically, the housing 85 includes a cavity with an open end, the liquid storage assembly 87 is arranged inside the cavity, and the liquid storage assembly 87 is provided with a liquid storage cavity 87-1. Specifically, the liquid storage assembly 87 includes a cup-shaped transparent or semitransparent structure, for example, made of transparent resin or glass. The bottom of the liquid storage cavity 87-1 is closed by the second electrical contact 87-2 to prevent the tobacco liquid from leaking from the bottom of the liquid storage cavity 87-1. A part of the atomizer 817 is arranged inside the liquid storage cavity 87-1, so that the upper end (i.e., the opening end) of the liquid storage cavity 87-1 is closed by the atomizer 817 and the other part of the atomizer 817 is exposed to the outside to form a part of the outer surface of the electronic cigarette. The housing 85 is further provided with a window 820, to help the user to observe the tobacco liquid in the liquid storage cavity 87-1 and determine whether it is required to add or replace the tobacco liquid.

    [0077] The atomizer 817 includes an atomizer head 810, an atomizing tube 811, a ventilation tube 812, an unlocking component 813, am air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 and an elastic element 818. The lower end of the ventilation tube 812 is removably connected to the atomizer head 810, specifically, by a threaded connection. The unlocking component 813 is sleeved outside the upper end of the ventilation tube 812. The elastic element 818 is sleeved outside the ventilation tube 812, and arranged between the ventilation tube 812 and the unlocking component 813. The inner side of the upper end of the ventilation tube 812 is provided with inner thread, and the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 is provided with outer thread corresponding to the inner thread of the upper end of the ventilation tube 812. The ventilation tube 812 is connected to the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 through the inner thread and outer thread, i.e., the ventilation tube 812 is sleeved outside the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 through the inner thread. One end of the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 arranged inside the ventilation tube 812 fits closely to the atomizing tube 811. The end of the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 far away from the atomizing tube 811 is connected to the cigarette holder 815. Specifically, one end of the atomizing tube 811 is communicated to the atomizer head 810 and the other end of the atomizer head 810 fits closely to the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814, so that the smoke created in the atomizer head 810 flows from the atomizing tube 811 and through the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 and the cigarette holder 815 to the mouth of the user. The elastic element 818 is made of an elastic material. In this embodiment, the elastic element 818 is made of rubber or silicon. The elastic element 818 has both elasticity and reliability, with a long serve life.

    [0078] Further, the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 is provided with a mounting hole 814-1. One end of the cigarette holder 815 is inserted into the mounting hole 814-1, to facilitate the user to replace the cigarette holder 815.

    [0079] The ventilation tube 812 is provided with a stop protrusion 812-1, and the elastic element 818 is provided with a blocking groove 818-1 matching the stop protrusion 812-1. The unlocking component 813 is provided with a stop groove 813-1. When the unlocking component 813 and the elastic element 818 are pressed, the elastic element 818 is squashed, the decrease in the thickness of the elastic element 818 reduces the distance between the stop protrusion 812-1 and the stop groove 813-1, and the stop protrusion 812-1 and the stop groove 813-1 engage with each other. In this case, the electronic cigarette is in an unlocked state. The unlocked state means that the atomizer 817 may be driven to be separated from other components of the electronic cigarette, such as the main body 816, by continuously applied pressure in combination with other force, such as rotating force, so that operations of adding the tobacco liquid or replacing the atomizer head can be performed. It is known that the positions of the stop protrusion and the stop groove can be exchanged with each other, which brings the same technical effect and is not further described. It is known that, in this embodiment, the ventilation tube 12 is arranged at the opening end of the liquid storage assembly 87 and provided with the stop protrusion 812-1, and the unlocking component 813 is sleeved outside the ventilation tube 812 and provided with the stop groove 813-1, so in this embodiment, the ventilation tube 812 acts as both the upper cover and the lower engagement component, and the unlocking component 813 acts as both the screw cap and the upper engagement component. This shows the ventilation tube 812, the unlocking component 813 and the elastic element 818 forms an elastic locking mechanism together.

    [0080] Specifically, when the electronic cigarette is in a locked state, the blocking groove 818-1 is sleeved on the stop protrusion 812-1 of the ventilation tube 812, and the upper portion of the elastic element 818 slightly protrudes from the stop protrusion 812-1. In this case, if no downward force is applied on the unlocking component 813, the stop groove 813-1 and the stop protrusion 812-1 are unable to touch or engage with each other, and the atomizer 817 is unable to be separated from the main body 816 since the unlocking component 813 is in an idle position. On the contrary, if the unlocking component 813 is pressed down, the atomizer 817 can be removed through rotating the unlocking component 813. The elastic element 818 is sleeved on the stop protrusion 812-1 through the blocking groove 818-1. Compared with the configuration in which the elastic element 818 is arranged between the upper portion of the ventilation tube 812 and the lower portion of the unlocking component 813, the above configuration has the following advantages: 1) the length of the atomizer 817 is shortened, and the space utilization of the electronic cigarette is increased (e.g., for the electronic cigarettes of the same length, the shorter the atomizer 817 is, the longer the main body 816 is, so the amount of the liquid storage of the main body 816 is increased.); and 2) the user only needs to apply small acting force on the unlocking component 813 to unlock the electronic cigarette, which is convenient for the user to disassemble the atomizer 817.

    [0081] It will be understood that in other embodiments the positions of the stop protrusion 812-1 and the stop groove 813-1 can be exchanged with each other, i.e., the stop protrusion 812-1 is arranged on the unlocking component 813, the stop groove 813-1 is arranged on the ventilation tube 812, and the blocking groove 818-1 is arranged to match the stop protrusion 812-1.

    [0082] In this embodiment, the unlocking component 813 is annular-shaped and has the functions of unlocking and adjusting the air intake. It will be understood that the unlocking component 813 can be a component only with a function of unlocking, or a component with the unlocking function and other functions including adjusting the liquid intake, according to the practical production requirements.

    [0083] Further, the peripheral portion of the ventilation tube 812 close to an upper end of the ventilation tube 812 extends outward to form a convex edge 812-2. The convex edge 812-2 can not only prevent the elastic element 818 from moving downward, but also play a role in shielding. A connection portion 812-3 is formed between a lower end of the ventilation tube 812 and the convex edge 812-2. The outer diameter of the connection portion 812-3 is greater than that of the lower end of the ventilation tube 812. The periphery of the connection portion 812-3 is provided with connection thread. The atomizer 817 is threadedly connected to the main body 816 through the connection thread.

    [0084] Further, the bottom of the atomizer head 810 is provided with a first electrical contact 810-1 through which the atomizer 817 is electrically connected to the main body 816.

    [0085] The main body 816 includes a battery assembly 83 and a liquid storage assembly 87 integrated to the battery assembly 83.

    [0086] The liquid storage assembly 87 is provided with a liquid storage cavity 87-1, a part of the ventilation tube 812 extends into and is received in the liquid storage cavity 87-1, and the atomizer head 810 is also received in the liquid storage cavity 87-1. One end of the liquid storage assembly 87 close to the battery assembly 83 is provided with a second electrical contact 87-2 which is electrically connected to the first electrical contact 810-1 when the atomizer 817 is mounted on the main body 816. The liquid storage assembly 87 further includes a thread ring 89 connected to the housing 85 by an interference fit. The thread ring 89 is threadedly connected to the connection portion 812-3 of the ventilation tube 812 and arranged on the upper end of the liquid storage cavity 87-1. The main body 816 can be threadedly connected to the atomizer 817 through the thread ring 89.

    [0087] The battery assembly 83 includes a housing 85, a battery 819 disposed in the housing 85, a circuit board assembly support 86 mounted inside the housing 85, a circuit board assembly 84 mounted on the circuit board assembly support 86, a battery gasket 82 arranged at the end of the housing 85 and a battery bottom cover 81 connected to the housing 85 by an interference fit. The thread ring 89 matches the connection thread of the ventilation tube 812, so that the main body 816 is connected to the atomizer 817 by a threaded connection.

    [0088] It will be understood that in other embodiments, the battery assembly 83 connected to the liquid storage assembly 87 by a threaded connection or a snap fit.

    [0089] During assembling, the atomizing tube 811 is connected to the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 by an interference fit, one end of the cigarette holder 815 is inserted into the mounting hole 814-1 of the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814, the elastic element 818 is sleeved on the ventilation tube 812 so that the blocking groove 818-1 engages with the stop protrusion 812-1, the unlocking component 813 is arranged on the upper end of the ventilation tube 812, the air inlet and outlet separation tube 814 is connected to the ventilation tube 812 by a threaded connection, and the atomizer head 810 is connected to the ventilation tube 812 by a threaded connection, to form the atomizer 817. The thread ring 89 is connected to the housing 85 by an interference fit. The circuit board assembly 84 is mounted on the circuit board assembly support 86, the leads on the circuit board assembly 84 is welded to the battery 819 and the liquid storage assembly 87, the circuit board assembly 84, the circuit board assembly support 86, the liquid storage assembly 87 and the battery 819 are mounted into the housing 85, and the battery bottom cover 81 is connected to the housing 85 by an interference fit, to assemble as the main body 816.

    [0090] In use, when it is required to remove the atomizer 817 from the main body 816, the unlocking component 813 should be pressed down (i.e., in a direction towards the main body 816) firstly, and the unlocking component 813 presses the elastic element 818, so that the elastic element 818 is deformed elastically. Then the unlocking component 813 is pressed continually so that the stop groove 813-1 engages with the stop protrusion 812-1, and in this case, the atomizer 817 may be rotated with the unlocking component 813 when the unlocking component 813 is rotated. This means that the atomizer 817 may be removed from the maim body 816 only by pressing down and rotating the unlocking component 813 sequentially. In this way, after reading the manual or other information, the adult can know how to remove the atomizer 817 from the main body 816 to add liquid or replace the atomizer head 810. Such operation is simple, without disassembling the large number of parts of the electronic cigarette. Since the atomizer 817 is not removed by simple rotation or press, but a specific combination of rotation and press, and the removing operation should be applied on a specific component (i.e., the unlocking component 813), it is difficult for children to know the process. Thus it can prevent the children from touching and eating the tobacco liquid, and play a good role in protecting children.

    [0091] During unlocking, when the user stops applying the downward force on the unlocking component 813, the elastic element 818 restores due to its elasticity so that the stop groove 813-1 is disengaged from the stop protrusion 812-1. In this case, the unlocking component 813 is in an idle position, and the atomizer 817 cannot be removed from the main body 816 so that the electronic cigarette goes back to the locked state.

    [0092] The embodiments are chosen and described in order to explain the principles of the disclosure and their practical application so as to activate others skilled in the art to utilize the disclosure and various embodiments. Alternative embodiments will become apparent to those skilled in the art to which the present disclosure pertains without departing from its scope. Accordingly, the scope of the present disclosure is defined by the appended claims rather than the foregoing description and the exemplary embodiments described therein.


    Claims

    1. An elastic locking mechanism (1) for an electronic cigarette including a liquid storage assembly (4) provided with an opening end, comprising:

    an upper cover (10) removably arranged on the opening end of the liquid storage assembly (4);

    a screw cap (20) sleeved outside the upper cover (10);

    an upper engagement component (30, 60) arranged on the screw cap (20);

    a lower engagement component (40, 70) arranged on the upper cover (10); and

    an elastic element (50, 818) mounted between the screw cap (20) and the upper cover (10) to prevent the upper engagement component (30, 60) and the lower engagement component (40, 70) from engaging with each other,

    wherein when the screw cap (20) is pressed down or pulled up, the elastic element (50) is compressed or stretched so that the upper engagement component (30, 60) engages with the lower engagement component (40, 70), and the upper cover (10) is driven to rotate together with the screw cap (20) by rotating the screw cap (20), so as to open or close the opening end of the liquid storage assembly (4),

    characterized in that

    the elastic locking mechanism (1) further comprises a ventilation tube (812) and an unlocking component (813), wherein the upper cover (10) and the lower engagement component (40, 70) are integrated to form the ventilation tube (812), the screw cap (20) and the upper engagement component (30, 60) are integrated to form the unlocking component (813), the ventilation tube (812) is provided with a stop protrusion (812-1), and the unlocking component (813) is provided with a corresponding stop groove (813-1), the elastic element (818) is provided with a blocking groove (818-1) matching the stop protrusion (812-1) such that the elastic element (818) is sleeved outside the ventilation tube (812).


     
    2. The elastic locking mechanism (1) of claim 1, wherein the upper cover (10) includes an upper cover bottom wall (11) and a connection circumference wall (12) formed on the upper cover bottom wall (11), the connection circumference wall (12) and the upper cover bottom wall (11) form a containing cavity, the screw cap (20) includes a screw cap top wall (21), a screw cap outer circumference wall (22) formed on an outer circumference of the screw cap top wall (21), and a screw cap inner circumference wall (24) formed on a bottom surface of the screw cap top wall (21), and an annular space is formed between the screw cap outer circumference wall (22) and the screw cap inner circumference wall (24).
     
    3. The elastic locking mechanism (1) of claim 2, wherein the upper engagement component (30, 60) is fixedly arranged in the annular space of the screw cap (20), the lower engagement component (40, 70) is fixedly arranged in the accommodating cavity of the upper cover (10), a bottom surface of the upper engagement component (30, 60) is provided with at least one fixing block (31, 61), a top surface of the lower engagement component (40, 70) is provided with at least one fixing groove (41, 71) matching the at least one fixing block (31, 61), alternatively, the top surface of the lower engagement component (40, 70) is provided with at least one fixing block (31, 61), and the bottom surface of the upper engagement component (30, 60) is provided with at least one fixing groove (41, 71) matching the at least one fixing block (31, 61).
     
    4. The elastic locking mechanism (1) of claim 3, wherein a length of the fixing groove (41, 71) in an arc direction is greater than or equal to a length of the fixing block (31, 61) in an arc direction.
     
    5. The elastic locking mechanism (1) of claim 2, wherein the upper cover (10) further includes an upper cover circumference edge (13) formed on a top side of the connection circumference wall (12) and extending outward, and a top circumference wall (14) formed vertically on a top surface of the upper cover circumference edge (13), the upper engagement component (30, 60) is fixedly arranged in the annular space of the screw cap (20), the lower engagement component (40, 70) is fixedly arranged on the upper cover circumference edge (13), and the lower engagement component (40, 70) is sleeved outside the upper engagement component (30, 60), a bottom end of a circumference wall of the upper engagement component (30, 60) is provided with a circumferential edge extending outward, the circumferential edge is provided with at least one fixing block (31, 61) protruding upward, a top end of the lower engagement component (40, 70) is provided with an annular cover top wall, and the cover top wall is provided with at least one projection protruding downward.
     
    6. The elastic locking mechanism (1) of claim 1, wherein the upper cover (10) is provided with at least one first air inlet groove (141), the screw cap (20) is provided with at least one second air inlet groove (221), and the at least one first air inlet groove (141) is gradually aligned or staggered with the at least one second air inlet groove (221) when the screw cap (20) is rotated with respect to the upper cover (10).
     
    7. The elastic locking mechanism (1) of claim 6, wherein an outer circumference surface of the upper cover (10) is provided with a convex column extending into the second air inlet groove (221), a width of the second air inlet groove (221) in an axial direction is greater than a diameter of the convex column.
     
    8. An atomizer (817), comprising the elastic locking mechanism (1) of claim 1.
     
    9. The atomizer (817) of claim 8, further comprising a smoke guiding assembly (2), an atomizing assembly (3) and a liquid storage assembly (4, 87), wherein the atomizing assembly (3) is arranged in an inner cavity of the liquid storage assembly (87), the elastic locking mechanism (1) is removably arranged on the liquid storage assembly (87), one end of the elastic locking mechanism (1) is connected to the smoke guiding assembly (2), and the other end of the elastic locking mechanism (1) is connected to the atomizing assembly (3).
     
    10. The atomizer (817) of claim 8, wherein the atomizer (817) further includes an atomizer head (301, 810), an atomizing tube (811), a ventilation tube (812), an unlocking component (813) and an inlet and outlet separation tube (814), the upper cover (10) and the lower engagement component (40, 70) are integrated to form the ventilation tube (812), the screw cap (20) and the upper engagement component (30, 60) are integrated to form the unlocking component (813), a lower end of the ventilation tube (812) is removably connected to the atomizer head (810), the unlocking component (813) is sleeved outside an upper end of the ventilation tube (812), the ventilation tube (812) is sleeved outside the inlet and outlet separation tube (814), one end of the atomizing tube (811) is communicated to the atomizer head (810), and the other end of the atomizing tube (811) fits the inlet and outlet separation tube (814) tightly.
     
    11. An electronic cigarette, comprising a liquid storage assembly (4, 87) with an opening end, and the atomizer (817) of claim 8.
     
    12. The electronic cigarette of claim 11, further comprising a housing (85) and a battery assembly (5, 83), wherein both the battery assembly (83) and the liquid storage assembly (87) are arranged inside the housing (85), the liquid storage assembly (87) is provided with a liquid storage cavity (87-1), and a part of the atomizer (817) is arranged inside the liquid storage cavity (87-1).
     
    13. The electronic cigarette of claim 12, a bottom of the atomizer (817) is provided with a first electrical contact (810-1), and the liquid storage assembly (87) is provided with a second electrical contact (87-2) electrically connected to the first electrical contact (810-1).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Elastischer Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) für eine elektronische Zigarette, einschließlich einer Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (4), die mit einem Öffnungsende bereitgestellt ist, umfassend:

    eine obere Abdeckung (10), die abnehmbar auf dem Öffnungsende der Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (4) angeordnet ist;

    eine Schraubkappe (20), die außen über die obere Abdeckung (10) geschoben ist;

    eine auf der Schraubkappe (20) angeordnete obere Eingriffskomponente (30, 60);

    eine an der oberen Abdeckung (10) angeordnete untere Eingriffskomponente (40, 70); und

    ein zwischen Schraubkappe (20) und oberer Abdeckung (10) angeordnetes elastisches Element (50, 818) zur Verhinderung des gegenseitigen Eingriffs der oberen Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) und der unteren Eingriffskomponente (40, 70),

    wobei, wenn die Schraubkappe (20) nach unten gedrückt oder nach oben gezogen wird, das elastische Element (50) zusammengedrückt oder gedehnt wird, so dass die obere Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) mit der unteren Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) in Eingriff kommt, und die obere Abdeckung (10) durch Drehen der Schraubkappe (20) angetrieben wird, um sich zusammen mit der Schraubkappe (20) zu drehen, so dass das Öffnungsende der Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (4) geöffnet oder geschlossen wird,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass

    der elastische Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) ferner ein Belüftungsrohr (812) und eine Entriegelungskomponente (813) umfasst, wobei die obere Abdeckung (10) und die untere Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) integriert sind, um das Belüftungsrohr (812) zu bilden, die Schraubkappe (20) und die obere Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) integriert sind, um die Entriegelungskomponente (813) zu bilden, das Entlüftungsrohr (812) mit einem Anschlagsvorsprung (812-1) bereitgestellt ist, und die Entriegelungskomponente (813) mit einer entsprechenden Anschlagnut (813-1) bereitgestellt ist, das elastische Element (818) mit einer Anschlagsnut (818-1) bereitgestellt ist, die auf den Anschlagsvorsprung (812-1) passt, derart dass das elastische Element (818) außen über das Entlüftungsrohr (812) geschoben ist.


     
    2. Elastischer Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die obere Abdeckung (10) eine obere Abdeckbodenwand (11) und eine an der oberen Abdeckbodenwand (11) ausgebildete verbindende Umfangswand (12) einschließt, die verbindende Umfangswand (12) und die obere Abdeckbodenwand (11) einen Aufnahmeraum ausbilden, die Schraubkappe (20) eine Schraubkappendeckwand (21), eine Schraubkappenaußenumfangswand (22), die auf einem Außenumfang der Schraubkappendeckwand (21) ausgebildet ist, und eine Schraubkappeninnenumfangswand (24), die auf einer Unterseite der Schraubkappendeckwand (21) ausgebildet ist, einschließt, und ein ringförmiger Raum zwischen der Schraubkappenaußenumfangswand (22) und der Schraubkappeninnenumfangswand (24) ausgebildet ist.
     
    3. Elastischer Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) nach Anspruch 2, wobei die obere Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) fest in dem ringförmigen Raum der Schraubkappe (20) angeordnet ist, die untere Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) fest in dem Aufnahmeraum der oberen Abdeckung (10) angeordnet ist, eine Unterseite der oberen Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) mit mindestens einem Fixierblock (31, 61) bereitgestellt ist, eine Oberseite der unteren Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) mit mindestens einer Fixiernut (41, 71) bereitgestellt ist, die auf den mindestens einen Fixierblock (31, 61) passt, alternativ die Oberseite der unteren Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) mit mindestens einem Fixierblock (31, 61) bereitgestellt ist und die Unterseite der oberen Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) mit mindestens einer Fixiernut (41, 71) bereitgestellt ist, die auf den mindestens einen Fixierblock (31, 61) passt.
     
    4. Elastischer Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) nach Anspruch 3, wobei die Länge der Fixiernut (41, 71) in einer Kreisbogenrichtung größer oder gleich die Länge des Fixierblocks (31, 61) in einer Kreisbogenrichtung ist.
     
    5. Elastischer Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) nach Anspruch 2, wobei die obere Abdeckung (10) ferner einen oberen abdeckenden Umfangsrand (13), der an einer Oberseite der verbindenden Umfangswand (12) ausgebildet ist und sich nach außen erstreckt, und eine obere Umfangswand (14), die vertikal an einer Oberseite des oberen abdeckenden Umfangsrands (13) ausgebildet ist, einschließt, wobei die obere Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) fest in dem ringförmigen Raum der Schraubkappe (20) angeordnet ist, wobei die untere Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) fest an dem oberen abdeckenden Umfangsrand (13) angeordnet ist, und die untere Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) außen über die obere Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) geschoben ist, ein unteres Ende einer Umfangswand der oberen Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) mit einem sich nach außen erstreckenden Umfangsrand bereitgestellt ist, der Umfangsrand mit mindestens einem nach oben ragenden Fixierblock (31, 61) bereitgestellt ist, ein oberes Ende der unteren Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) mit einer ringförmigen oberen Deckwand bereitgestellt ist und die obere Deckwand mit mindestens einem nach unten ragenden Vorsprung bereitgestellt ist.
     
    6. Elastischer Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die obere Abdeckung (10) mit mindestens einer ersten Lufteinlassnut (141) bereitgestellt ist, die Schraubkappe (20) mit mindestens einer zweiten Lufteinlassnut (221) bereitgestellt ist, und die mindestens eine erste Lufteinlassnut (141) stufenweise mit der mindestens einen zweiten Lufteinlassnut (221) ausgerichtet oder dazu versetzt ist, wenn die Schraubkappe (20) in Bezug auf die obere Abdeckung (10) gedreht wird.
     
    7. Elastischer Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) nach Anspruch 6, wobei eine äußere Umfangsfläche der oberen Abdeckung (10) mit einer konvexen Säule bereitgestellt ist, die sich in die zweite Lufteinlassnut (221) erstreckt, wobei die Breite der zweiten Lufteinlassnut (221) in axialer Richtung größer als der Durchmesser der konvexen Säule ist.
     
    8. Zerstäuber (817), umfassend den elastischen Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) nach Anspruch 1.
     
    9. Zerstäuber (817) nach Anspruch 8, der ferner eine Rauchleitanordnung (2), eine Zerstäubungsanordnung (3) und eine Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (4, 87) umfasst, wobei die Zerstäubungsanordnung (3) in einem Innenraum der Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (87) angeordnet ist, der elastische Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) abnehmbar an der Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (87) angeordnet ist, ein Ende des elastischen Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) mit der Rauchleitanordnung (2) verbunden ist, und das andere Ende des elastischen Verriegelungsmechanismus (1) mit der Zerstäubungsanordnung (3) verbunden ist.
     
    10. Zerstäuber (817) nach Anspruch 8, wobei der Zerstäuber (817) ferner einen Zerstäuberkopf (301, 810), ein Zerstäuberrohr (811), ein Belüftungsrohr (812), eine Entriegelungskomponente (812), und ein Einlass- und Auslass-Trennrohr (814) einschließt, die obere Abdeckung (10) und die untere Eingriffskomponente (40, 70) integriert sind, um das Entlüftungsrohr (812) zu bilden, die Schraubkappe (20) und die obere Eingriffskomponente (30, 60) integriert sind, um die Entriegelungskomponente (813) zu bilden, ein unteres Ende des Entlüftungsrohrs (812) lösbar mit dem Zerstäuberkopf (810) verbunden ist, die Entriegelungskomponente (813) außen über ein oberes Endes des Entlüftungsrohrs (812) geschoben ist, das Entlüftungsrohr (812) außen über das Einlass- und Auslass-Trennrohr (814) geschoben ist, ein Ende des Zerstäubungsrohrs (811) mit dem Zerstäuberkopf (810) verbunden ist, und das andere Ende des Zerstäubungsrohrs (811) fest auf dem Einlass- und Auslass-Trennrohr (814) sitzt.
     
    11. Elektronische Zigarette, umfassend eine Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (4, 87) mit einem offenen Ende und den Zerstäuber (817) nach Anspruch 8.
     
    12. Elektronische Zigarette nach Anspruch 11, die ferner ein Gehäuse (85) und eine Batterieanordnung (5, 83) umfasst, wobei sowohl die Batterieanordnung (83) als auch die Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (87) innerhalb des Gehäuses (85) angeordnet sind, die Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (87) mit einem Flüssigkeitsspeicherraum (87-1) bereitgestellt ist und ein Teil des Zerstäubers (817) innerhalb des Flüssigkeitsspeicherraums (87-1) angeordnet ist.
     
    13. Elektronischen Zigarette nach Anspruch 12, wobei ein Boden des Zerstäubers (817) mit einem ersten elektrischen Kontakt (810-1) bereitgestellt ist, und die Flüssigkeitsspeicheranordnung (87) mit einem zweiten elektrischen Kontakt (87-2) bereitgestellt ist, der elektrisch mit dem ersten elektrischen Kontakt (810-1) verbunden ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) pour une cigarette électronique comportant un ensemble stockage liquide (4) doté d'une extrémité d'ouverture, comprenant :

    un couvercle supérieur (10) disposé de manière amovible sur l'extrémité d'ouverture de l'ensemble stockage liquide (4) ;

    un capuchon à vis (20) manchonné à l'extérieur du couvercle supérieur (10) ;

    un composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) disposé sur le capuchon à vis (20) ;

    un composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) disposé sur le couvercle supérieur (10); et

    un élément élastique (50, 818) monté entre le capuchon à vis (20) et le couvercle supérieur (10) pour empêcher le composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) et le composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) de s'engager l'un dans l'autre,

    en ce que lorsque le capuchon à vis (20) est poussé vers le bas ou tiré vers le haut, l'élément élastique (50) est comprimé ou étiré de sorte que le composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) vient en prise avec le composant de prise inférieur (40, 70), et le couvercle supérieur (10) est entraîné de façon à tourner conjointement avec le capuchon à vis (20) par rotation du capuchon à vis (20) de manière à ouvrir ou fermer l'extrémité d'ouverture de l'ensemble stockage de liquide (4),

    caractérisé en ce que

    le mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) comprend en outre un tube de ventilation (812) et un composant de déverrouillage (813), en ce que le couvercle supérieur (10) et le composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) sont intégrés pour former le tube de ventilation (812), le capuchon à vis (20) et le composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) sont intégrés pour former le composant de déverrouillage (813), le tube de ventilation (812) comporte une saillie d'arrêt (812-1), et le composant de déverrouillage (813) comporte une rainure d'arrêt correspondante (813-1), l'élément élastique (818) comporte une rainure de blocage (818-1) correspondant à la saillie d'arrêt (812-1) de sorte que l'élément élastique (818) est manchonné à l'extérieur du tube de ventilation (812).


     
    2. Mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) selon la revendication 1, en ce que le couvercle supérieur (10) comporte une paroi inférieure de couvercle supérieur (11) et une paroi de circonférence de raccordement (12) formées sur la paroi inférieure de couvercle supérieur (11), la paroi de circonférence de raccordement (12) et la paroi inférieure de couvercle supérieur (11) forment une cavité de contenant, le capuchon à vis (20) comporte une paroi supérieure de capuchon à vis (21), une paroi de circonférence extérieure de capuchon à vis (22) formée sur une circonférence extérieure de la paroi supérieure de capuchon à vis (21), et une paroi de circonférence intérieure de capuchon à vis (24) formée sur une surface inférieure de la paroi supérieure de capuchon à vis (21), et un espace annulaire est formé ente la paroi de circonférence extérieure de capuchon à vis (22) et la paroi de circonférence intérieure de capuchon à vis (24).
     
    3. Mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) selon la revendication 2, en ce que le composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) est fixé dans l'espace annulaire du capuchon à vis (20), le composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) est fixé dans la cavité de logement du couvercle supérieur (10), une surface inférieure du composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) comporte au moins un bloc de fixation (31, 61), une surface supérieure du composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) comporte au moins une rainure de fixation (41, 71) correspondant au moins à un bloc de fixation (31, 61), alternativement, la surface supérieure du composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) comporte au moins un bloc de fixation (31, 61), et la surface inférieure du composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) comporte au moins une rainure de fixation (41, 71) correspondant à au moins un bloc de fixation (31, 61).
     
    4. Mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) selon la revendication 3, en ce qu'une longueur de la rainure de fixation (41, 71) dans un sens en arc est supérieure ou égale à une longueur du bloc de fixation (31, 61) dans un sens en arc.
     
    5. Mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) selon la revendication 2, en ce que le couvercle supérieur (10) comporte en outre un bord de circonférence de capuchon supérieur (13) formé sur un côté supérieur de la paroi de circonférence de raccordement (12) et s'étendant vers l'extérieur, et une paroi de circonférence supérieure (14) formée verticalement sur une surface supérieure du bord de circonférence de capuchon supérieur (13), le composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) est fixé dans l'espace annulaire du capuchon à vis (20), le composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) est fixé sur le bord de circonférence de capuchon supérieur (13), et le composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) est manchonné à l'extérieur du composant de prise supérieur (30, 60), une extrémité inférieure d'une paroi de circonférence du composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) comporte un bord circonférentiel s'étendant vers l'extérieur, le bord circonférentiel comporte au moins un bloc de fixation (31, 61) faisant saillie vers le haut, une extrémité supérieure du composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) comporte une paroi supérieure de couvercle annulaire, et la paroi supérieure de couvercle comporte au moins une saillie faisant saillie vers le bas.
     
    6. Mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) selon la revendication 1, en ce que le couvercle supérieur (10) comporte au moins une première rainure d'entrée d'air (141), le capuchon à vis (20) comporte au moins une seconde rainure d'entrée d'air (221), et au moins la première rainure d'entrée d'air (141) est progressivement alignée ou décalée au moins de la seconde rainure d'entrée d'air (221) lorsque le capuchon à vis (20) est tourné par rapport au couvercle supérieur (10).
     
    7. Mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) selon la revendication 6, en ce qu'une surface de circonférence extérieure du couvercle supérieur (10) comporte une colonne convexe s'étendant dans la seconde rainure d'entrée d'air (221), une largeur de la seconde rainure d'entrée d'air (221) dans un sens axial est supérieure à un diamètre de la colonne convexe.
     
    8. Atomiseur (817), comprenant le mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) selon la revendication 1.
     
    9. Atomiseur (817) selon la revendication 8, comprenant en outre un ensemble guidage de fumée (2), un ensemble atomisation (3) et un ensemble stockage de liquide (4, 87), en ce que l'ensemble atomisation (3) est disposé dans une cavité interne de l'ensemble stockage de liquide (87), le mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) est disposé de manière amovible sur l'ensemble stockage de liquide (87), une extrémité du mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) est reliée à l'ensemble guidage de fumée (2), et l'autre extrémité du mécanisme de verrouillage élastique (1) est reliée à l'ensemble atomisation (3).
     
    10. Atomiseur (817) selon la revendication 8, en ce que l'atomiseur (817) comporte en outre une tête d'atomiseur (301, 810), une tube d'atomisation (811), un tube de ventilation (812), un composant de déverrouillage (813) et un tube de séparation d'entrée et de sortie (814), le couvercle supérieur (10) et le composant de prise inférieur (40, 70) sont intégrés de façon à former le tube de ventilation (812), le capuchon à vis (20) et le composant de prise supérieur (30, 60) sont intégrés de façon à former le composant de déverrouillage (813), une extrémité inférieure du tube de ventilation (812) est reliée de manière amovible à la tête d'atomiseur (810), le composant de déverrouillage (813) est manchonné à l'extérieur d'une extrémité supérieure du tube de ventilation (812), le tube de ventilation (812) est manchonné à l'extérieur du tube de séparation d'entrée et de sortie (814), une extrémité du tube d'atomisation (811) est reliée à la tête d'atomiseur (810), et l'autre extrémité du tube d'atomisation (811) est bien ajustée au tube de séparation d'entrée et de sortie (814).
     
    11. Cigarette électronique, comprenant un ensemble stockage de liquide (4, 87) avec une extrémité d'ouverture, et l'atomiseur (817) selon la revendication 8.
     
    12. Cigarette électronique selon la revendication 11, comprenant en outre un boîtier (85) et un ensemble batterie (5, 83), en ce qu'à la fois l'ensemble batterie (83) et l'ensemble stockage de liquide (87) sont disposés dans le boîtier (85), l'ensemble stockage de liquide (87) comporte une cavité de stockage de liquide (87-1), et une partie de l'atomiseur (817) est disposée dans la cavité de stockage de liquide (87-1).
     
    13. Cigarette électronique selon la revendication 12, une partie inférieure de l'atomiseur (817) comporte un premier contact électrique (810-1), et l'ensemble stockage de liquide (87) comporte un second contact électrique (87-2) connecté électriquement au premier contact électrique (810-1).
     




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