Who Invented the E-cigarette?

Miao Nan, executive director of Ruyan

Miao Nan, the executive director of Ruyan. He is the Chinese equivalent of the popular character in the movie "Thank You for Smoking"

Ruyan ( or Ruyan Group Holdings Limited, based in Hong Kong) was the company that invented the e-cigarette. In 2004, Ruyan first introduced the e-cigar and the e-pipe, and in 2006 the Ruyan E-cigarette, orV8, became available on the Chinese market.

Ruyan’s Patent Wars

The company is involved in several patent lawsuits: Ruyan claims that other e-cigarette manufacturers, in China and abroad, are using Ruyan’s technology illegally. Recently the High Court in China stated that Ruyan is the rightful owner of the atomization method in e-cigarette products.

The Atomizing Technology

The ultrasonic atomizing technology, patented by Ruyan, is a method of dissolving the e-cigarette solution called e-liquid. When a smoker takes a drag on an e-cigarette, the atomizer heats up the e-liquid—this produces the water vapor or the smoke of e-cigarettes.

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