Japan Tobacco. has filed a patent for a flavor inhaler with detachable components. The design includes unique engagement parts on each component for secure connection. This innovation aims to enhance user experience and convenience in flavor delivery. GlobalData’s report on Japan Tobacco gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Japan Tobacco, Behavioral biometrics was a key innovation area identified from patents. Japan Tobacco's grant share as of January 2024 was 37%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Flavor inhaler with detachable components having different engagement mechanisms

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Japan Tobacco Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240032594A1) describes a flavor inhaler comprising two components that can be connected and disconnected. One component includes a first engagement part and a second engagement part that engage with the other component in a unique manner. The first engagement part is located on one side of the component, while the second engagement part is on the opposite side. During connection, the first engagement part engages before the second engagement part, ensuring a secure attachment. Additionally, the components may have specific features such as recesses, notches, or holes for the engagement parts to interact with, enhancing the connection process.

Furthermore, the patent application details a method for manufacturing the flavor inhaler, involving connecting the two components by engaging the first and second engagement parts. The method ensures that the first engagement part is urged in a specific direction by the second engagement part during the connection process, leading to a secure attachment. This manufacturing process highlights the unique design of the flavor inhaler components and the specific engagement mechanism employed to ensure a reliable connection. Overall, the patent application showcases an innovative approach to designing and manufacturing flavor inhalers, emphasizing the importance of secure and efficient component attachment for such devices.

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