US 11,653,692 B2
Apparatus for assessing hot coal fallout propensity of burning cigarettes based on human behavior features of ash-tapping action and method thereof
Bin Li, Zhengzhou (CN); Yi Zhang, Nanchang (CN); Yaoshuo Sang, Hefei (CN); Mingjian Zhang, Zhengzhou (CN); Liu Hong, Nanchang (CN); Zhigang Li, Hefei (CN); Bingyang Xu, Nanchang (CN); Zhenyu Xu, Nanchang (CN); Xiaoling Tang, Nanchang (CN); and Yong Liu, Hefei (CN)
Assigned to ZHENGZHOU TOBACCO RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CNTC, Zhengzhou (CN); HEFEI INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Hefei (CN); and CHINA TOBACCO JIANGXI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD, Nanchang (CN)
Appl. No. 16/608,144
Filed by ZHENGZHOU TOBACCO RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CNTC, Zhengzhou (CN); HEFEI INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Hefei (CN); and CHINA TOBACCO JIANGXI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., Nanchang (CN)
PCT Filed Apr. 28, 2018, PCT No. PCT/CN2018/085077
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 24, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/202004, PCT Pub. Date Nov. 8, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 201710302981.9 (CN), filed on May 3, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0146337 A1, May 14, 2020
Int. Cl. A24C 5/343 (2006.01); A24C 5/34 (2006.01); A24F 13/16 (2006.01); G01M 7/08 (2006.01)
CPC A24C 5/343 (2013.01) [A24C 5/3406 (2013.01); A24F 13/16 (2013.01); G01M 7/08 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for assessing hot coal fallout propensity of burning cigarettes based on human behavior features of ash-tapping action, comprising:
a holding unit for holding a cigarette;
a suction unit connected to one end of the cigarette to suck the cigarette;
a tapping unit disposed adjacent to the holding unit, and the tapping unit being capable of tapping the cigarette; and
a control unit coupled with the suction unit and the tapping unit, respectively, to control suction and tapping actions,
wherein the tapping unit comprises: a tapping arm; and a tapping hammer disposed at one end of the tapping arm to slap the cigarette under driving of the tapping arm, and
wherein a width or diameter of the tapping hammer is between 9.5 mm-10.5 mm, and a distance between a tapping point and the one end is between 33 mm-38 mm.