APPARATUS FOR HEATING SMOKABLE MATERIAL AND ARTICLE OF SMOKABLE MATERIAL

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20180049469A1
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15127204

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An apparatus is provided for enabling smokable material to be heated to volatize at least one component of the smokable material. In one example, the apparatus has a capacitive sensor arranged to sense a change in capacitance when an article of smokable material is associated with a housing of the apparatus in use. In another example, the apparatus has a resistive sensor arranged to provide a measure of electrical resistance when an article of smokable material is associated with a housing of the apparatus in use. A combination of capacitive and resistive sensing may be used in some examples. In another example, a sensor makes use of at least two different sensing techniques. There is also provided an article of smokable material having a non-metallic electrically conductive region for detection by a sensor of an apparatus arranged to cause heating of the smokable material.

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BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITEDGLOBE HOUSE LONDON WC2R 3LA

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
KAUFMAN, Duane Anthony Hollandale, US 3 18
ROBINSON, Jesse Eugene Janesville, US 2 10

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