US 9,808,034 B2
Electronic cigarette
Lik Hon, North Point (HK)
Assigned to Fontem Holdings 1 B.V., Amsterdam (NL)
Filed by FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V., Amsterdam (NL)
Filed on May 27, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/167,659.
Application 13/079,937 is a division of application No. 12/226,818, granted, now 8,156,944, issued on Apr. 17, 2012, previously published as PCT/CN2007/001575, filed on May 15, 2007.
Application 15/167,659 is a continuation of application No. 13/740,011, filed on Jan. 11, 2013, granted, now 9,456,632.
Application 13/740,011 is a continuation of application No. 13/079,937, filed on Apr. 5, 2011, granted, now 8,365,742, issued on Feb. 5, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 2006 2 0090805 U (CN), filed on May 16, 2006.
Prior Publication US 2016/0270448 A1, Sep. 22, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A24D 1/04 (2006.01); A24F 47/00 (2006.01); H05B 1/02 (2006.01); H05B 3/06 (2006.01); H05B 3/42 (2006.01); F22B 1/28 (2006.01); H01M 2/10 (2006.01); H01M 10/42 (2006.01); H01M 10/46 (2006.01); H02J 7/00 (2006.01); H01M 10/48 (2006.01); H05B 3/03 (2006.01); H01M 10/0525 (2010.01)
CPC A24F 47/008 (2013.01) [A24F 47/002 (2013.01); A24F 47/004 (2013.01); F22B 1/284 (2013.01); H01M 2/1022 (2013.01); H01M 2/1055 (2013.01); H01M 10/0525 (2013.01); H01M 10/425 (2013.01); H01M 10/46 (2013.01); H01M 10/488 (2013.01); H02J 7/0042 (2013.01); H02J 7/0052 (2013.01); H05B 1/0244 (2013.01); H05B 1/0291 (2013.01); H05B 1/0297 (2013.01); H05B 3/03 (2013.01); H05B 3/06 (2013.01); H05B 3/42 (2013.01); H01M 2220/30 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vaporizing device comprising:
a cylindrical housing having a central longitudinal axis;
an atomizer assembly in the cylindrical housing, the atomizer assembly having a cylindrical hollow porous component including first and second circular end openings having equal diameters, and with the first and second end openings coaxial with the central longitudinal axis;
a wire coil inside the cylindrical hollow porous component, the wire coil having a longitudinal axis parallel to the central longitudinal axis of the housing;
an air flow path from an inlet through the cylindrical hollow porous component from the wire coil to an outlet; and
the cylindrical hollow porous component in communication with an area for storing liquid stored in the cylindrical housing, the cylindrical hollow porous component configured to absorb a liquid and to move the liquid through the cylindrical hollow porous component towards the wire coil via capillary action.