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1. (WO2018202730) AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/202730    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/061231
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A24F 47/00
H02J 7/00
Applicants: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
Inventors: ANTONOPOULOS, Roland
FRINGELI, Jean-Luc
Title: AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR
Abstract:
An electrically operated aerosol-generating system (100), an electrically operated aerosol-generating device (101) and a charging unit (103) for an electrically operated aerosol-generating system (100). The electrically operated aerosol-generating system (100) comprises an aerosol-generating device (101), a charging unit (103) configured to receive the aerosol-generating device (101) and a first connector part (40) and a second connector part (50). The aerosol-generating device (101) has the first connector part (40) and the charging unit (103) has the second connector part (50). The first connector part (40) comprises: a first electrical contact (43); a second electrical contact (44) at least partially circumscribing the first electrical contact (43); and a third electrical contact (45) at least partially circumscribing the first electrical contact (43). The second connector part (50) comprises: a first electrical contact (53); a second electrical contact (54) spaced radially outwardly from the first electrical contact (53); and a third electrical contact (55) spaced radially outwardly from the first electrical contact (53). The first and second connector parts (40,50) are arranged such that when the aerosol-generating device (101) is received by the charging unit (103) the first and second connector parts (40, 50) electrically engage. The electrical contacts of the first and second connector parts (40, 50) are arranged such that when the first and second connector parts electrically engage: the first electrical contact (43) of the first connector part (40) electrically engages the first electrical contact (53) of the second connector part (50); the second electrical contact (44) of the first connector part (40) electrically engages one of the second electrical contact (54) and the third electrical contact (55) of the second connector part (50); and the third electrical contact (45) of the first connector part (40) electrically engages the other one of the second electrical contact (54) and the third electrical contact (55) of the second connector part (50), regardless of the angular position of the second connector part (50) relative to the first connector part (40).