Electronic cigarette configured to simulate the natural burn of a traditional cigarette

  • US 8,539,959 B1
  • Filed: 12/28/2012
  • Issued: 09/24/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/23/2012
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An electronic cigarette comprising:

  • a conduit adapted to contain internal components of an electronic cigarette device;

    a light chamber at a distal end of the conduit, wherein at least a portion of the distal end of the conduit is translucent and wherein the light chamber is a space within the distal end of the conduit defined by the internal components within the conduit at one end and by an end piece coupled to a distal edge of the conduit at another end;

    an integrated circuit positioned within the distal end of the conduit;

    a light source coupled to the integrated circuit; and

    a housing for securing the integrated circuit within the distal end of the conduit, wherein at least a portion of the housing is translucent and wherein the housing comprises;

    a shaft portion for insertion into the distal end of the conduit;

    an annular flange that abuts the distal edge of the conduit; and

    a notch defined by the shaft of the housing, the notch adapted to receive wires connected to the integrated circuit;

    wherein the light chamber is illuminated when the electronic cigarette is inhaled and the light source is activated.

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