(19)
(11)EP 3 954 236 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
13.04.2022 Bulletin 2022/15

(43)Date of publication A2:
16.02.2022 Bulletin 2022/07

(21)Application number: 21195392.2

(22)Date of filing:  05.07.2017
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A24F 40/53(2020.01)
H05B 1/02(2006.01)
A24F 40/57(2020.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
H05B 1/0277; A24F 40/10; A24F 40/53; A24F 40/20; A24F 40/57
(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: 25.07.2016 EP 16180977

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
17734374.6 / 3487326

(71)Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
2000 Neuchâtel (CH)

(72)Inventors:
  • BILAT, Stephane
    2015 Areuse (CH)
  • COLOTTE, Guillaume
    2000 Neuchâtel (CH)

(74)Representative: Spencer, James Michael 
Reddie & Grose LLP The White Chapel Building 10 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 8QS
London E1 8QS (GB)

  


(54)HEATER MANAGEMENT


(57) An electrically operated aerosol-generating system comprising a heating element, a power supply, and electric circuitry (109) connected to the heating element and to the power supply and comprising a memory, the electric circuitry being configured to: measure an initial electrical resistance of the heating element; measure a subsequent electrical resistance of the heating element after the measurement of the initial electrical resistance and between user puffs on the system; determine the difference between the initial electrical resistance and the subsequent electrical resistance; compare the difference to a cooling threshold; and when the difference is above the cooling threshold, prevent or limit the supply of power to the heating element until the difference falls below the cooling threshold.







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