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Date/App# patent app List of recent Smoking-related patents
07/21/16
20160208440 
 Tobacco-derived cellulose material and products formed thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Tobacco-derived cellulose material and products formed thereof
A paper material is provided herein, wherein the paper material includes a fibrous material including at least 5 dry weight percent of fibers derived from a plant of the nicotiana species; wherein the paper material has a basis weight ranging from about 5 g/m2 to about 450 g/m2; and wherein the paper material has a caliper ranging from about 0.01 mils to about 200 mils. The paper material can be suitable for use in a smoking article in the form of at least one of a tipping material, a plug wrap and a wrapping material.
North Carolina State University


07/21/16
20160206150 
 Pre-soaked packaged wooden planks and methods therefor patent thumbnailnew patent Pre-soaked packaged wooden planks and methods therefor
A device for supporting and flavoring a food during cooking, such as grilling, baking or roasting, including a packaging structure with an interior; and a wooden plank removably located within the packaging structure interior; wherein the wooden plank includes a quantity of liquid such as water, broth or juice. The wooden plank is made of a food-safe wood, such as but not limited to oak wood, maple wood, pine wood, cedar wood, alder wood, cherry wood, hickory wood or ash wood.

07/21/16
20160206002 
 Electronic smoking device patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic smoking device
An electronic cigarette has a housing including a battery compartment, a rechargeable battery arranged inside the battery compartment. The battery has two end surfaces opposed along a central axis and a peripheral surface connecting the end surfaces.
Fontem Holdings 2 B.v.


07/21/16
20160206000 
 Apparatus with battery power control patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus with battery power control
Apparatus comprising an electronic device (1, 2, 3) such as an electronic smoking device to be powered by a battery (14) in first and second different modes that consume different levels of electrical power; and a part (24) that produces a magnetic field such a permanent magnet, that is separable from the device in preparation for its operation. The electronic device is configured to detect changes in the magnetic field at the device and in response thereto, to change its mode.
Nicoventures Holidng Limited


07/21/16
20160205999 
 Electronic cigarette patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic cigarette
The present invention provides an electronic cigarette including a main rod. The main rod is a hollow barrel structure with an open end.
Kimree Hi-tech Inc.


07/21/16
20160205996 
 Smoking article patent thumbnailnew patent Smoking article
A method of producing a smoking article is disclosed. The smoking article comprises a smoke constituent reducing technology which is capable of reducing the concentration of a smoke constituent generated by a smoking article in use.
British Amarican Tobacco (investments) Limited


07/14/16
20160198772 
 Smoking system having a liquid storage portion patent thumbnailSmoking system having a liquid storage portion
A smoking system includes a capillary wick for holding liquid, at least one air inlet, at least one air outlet and a chamber between the air inlet and air outlet. The air inlet, the air outlet and the chamber are arranged so as to define an air flow route from the air inlet to the air outlet via the capillary wick so as to convey aerosol formed from the liquid to the air outlet.

07/14/16
20160198770 
 Electronic smoking device configured for automated assembly patent thumbnailElectronic smoking device configured for automated assembly
According to one non-limiting example of the disclosure, a system, a method, a device and a computer program are provided for the automated manufacture of electronic cigarettes. The apparatus comprises an electronic smoking device for delivering a vaporized liquid comprising a frame (200), an air flow path (122), an air inlet, a container (140) for storing a smoking liquid, and a circuit.
Fontem Holdings 4 B.v.


07/14/16
20160198760 
 Cigarette wrapper with printed catalyst patent thumbnailCigarette wrapper with printed catalyst
A wrapper for a smoking article includes a web; and a patterned deposit on at least a portion of one surface of the wrapper, wherein the patterned deposit comprises catalyst particles. The patterned deposit can include a nanoparticle catalyst that is capable of catalyzing the conversion of a constituent gas component in the mainstream and/or sidestream smoke of the smoking article.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


07/07/16
20160192705 
 Electronic smoking device and process of manufacturing thereof patent thumbnailElectronic smoking device and process of manufacturing thereof
An electronic smoking device comprises an elongate housing sleeve having a first end a second end and accommodating at least part of the following components: a battery (40) as an electric power source powering an electrically activatable atomizer including an electric heater and adapted to atomize a liquid supplied from a reservoir to provide an aerosol exiting from the atomizer, a puff detector (48) adapted to indicate an aerosol inhaling puff, and control electronics (42, 44) connected to the puff detector (48) and adapted to control the heater of the atomizer. At least part of the battery (40), the puff detector (48), the control electronics (42, 44) and/or the atomizer is mounted on an elongate insert (10) permitting lateral access and fitting into the housing sleeve via one of the ends of the housing sleeve..
Fontem Holdings 2 B.v.


07/07/16
20160192704 

Smoking article with non-overlapping, radially separated, dual heat-conducting elements


A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear faces; an aerosol-forming substrate downstream of the rear face of the combustible heat source; a first heat-conducting element including one or more radially inner layers of heat-conductive material overlying a rear portion of the combustible heat source; and a second heat-conducting element including one or more radially outer layers of heat-conductive material overlying at least a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, such that the one or more radially outer layers of heat-conductive material do not overlie the one or more radially inner layers of heat-conductive material.. .
Philip Morris Products S.a.


07/07/16
20160192702 

Smoking article for a water-pipe


A smoking article, especially a smoking article in the form of a replaceable cartridge, pellet, or capsule for a water-pipe, includes a body of smoking material, such as tobacco or the like, and a heat source provided in the body for heating the smoking material, wherein the smoking article defines an airflow path for air to be heated by the heat source and to pass through the body of smoking material.. .
Jt International S.a.


07/07/16
20160192699 

Smoking article filter for easy extinguishing


There is provided a smoking article comprising a tobacco rod, a filter and tipping material attaching the tobacco rod and the filter. The filter comprises a plug of filtration material that defines a furthest downstream end of the smoking article, the plug being surrounded by one or more filter wrappers.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


06/30/16
20160187233 

Air management system for smoking machines


An ashtray is disclosed for use with a smoking machine for smoking a smoking article. The ashtray comprises directional fins underneath the ashtray for directing airflow over the smoking article.

06/30/16
20160185750 

Nicotine salts, co-crystals, and salt co-crystal complexes


The invention provides certain nicotine salts, co-crystals, and salt co-crystals and provides novel polymorphic forms of certain nicotine salts. In particular, nicotine salts with orotic acid are described.

06/30/16
20160183599 

Electronic cigarette


An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers the liquid material to the heater, at least one air inlet operable to deliver air to a central air passage upstream of the heater, and a mouth end insert having at least two diverging outlets.. .

06/30/16
20160183589 

Single dose smoking device


Disclosed is a novel single dose smoking device that provides advancement to the traditional pipe bowl design, and these advancements translate exceedingly well to the unique applications of an expanding smokers market, where discerning smokers are increasingly refining their preferences. More specifically, the single dose smoking device includes a tubular stem with a first end and a second end.

06/30/16
20160183588 

Low ignition propensity cigarette paper and manufacture thereof


A wrapper of a smoking article includes a base web and at least one transverse banded region. The banded region includes a first zone, a second zone and a third zone of add-on material.

06/23/16
20160177285 

Novel means to decrease the negative effects of smoking


The present invention relates to the use of an elastase inhibitor, preferably fahsin for the treatment or prevention of emphysema, copd or lung cancer. The elastase inhibitor is preferably administered through inhalation, preferably thorough inhalation of tobacco smoke.

06/23/16
20160176846 

Conjugates and associated methods of producing them for the prevention or treatment of nicotine addiction


The present invention relates in part to chemical compounds, and methods for producing these compounds. The compounds may also be incorporated into compositions to enhance quit rates or reduce relapse in smoking cessation and further in treating nicotine-related dependence..

06/23/16
20160174613 

Electrically heated smoking system with internal or external heater


An electrically heated smoking system for receiving an aerosol forming substrate includes a heater for heating the substrate to form the aerosol. The heater includes a heating element.

06/23/16
20160174609 

Smoking article with single radially-separated heat-conducting element


A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear faces; an aerosol-forming substrate downstream of the rear face; and a single heat-conducting element overlying a rear portion of the combustible heat source and at least a front portion of the aerosol-forming substrate. The single heat-conducting element includes one or more layers of heat conductive material that are radially separated from the combustible heat source and the aerosol-forming substrate.

06/23/16
20160174608 

Smoking article wrapper with window


A wrapper (510) for a smoking article comprises a sheet material extending in a first direction (24) in which the wrapper (510) is wrapped around a smoking article and a second direction (20) perpendicular to the first direction (24). The wrapper further comprises a window (512) in the sheet material, the window (512) having a perimeter wherein the perimeter comprises a first portion (518) that defines a projection (516) of the sheet material into the window (512).

06/23/16
20160174604 

Method for introducing objects into a smoking article


A method for introducing objects into a smoking article includes delivering the objects from a reservoir to a transfer chamber and then to a rotatable wheel which inserts objects into the smoking article. The objects are aligned into a single vertically arranged layer in the transfer chamber and the objects are moved from the single layer in the transfer chamber in a direction towards or along the peripheral surface of the rotatable wheel..

06/16/16
20160166564 

Nicotine salt with meta-salicylic acid


The present disclosure relates generally to the field of nicotine delivery. The disclosure teaches a nicotine meta-salicylate.
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


06/16/16
20160165957 

Electronic cigarette


An electronic smoking article includes an outer tube extending in a longitudinal direction, an inner tube within the outer tube and including a pair of opposing slots, a liquid supply comprising a liquid material, a coil heater, a wick and a mouth end insert. The coil heater is located in the inner tube.
Altria Client Services Llc


06/16/16
20160165956 

Electronic cigarette and method


An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers the liquid material to the heater, and at least one air inlet operable to establish a predetermined resistance to draw under a prescribed test of said smoking article.. .
Altria Client Services Llc


06/16/16
20160165954 

Smoking assembly


A smoking assembly includes a canister structured to have a pair of removable portions coupled to a body portion. A smoking one of the removable portions may contain a smoking material.

06/16/16
20160165950 

Reduction of carbon monoxide in mainstream cigarette smoke


A smoking article filter is designed to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (co) and increase the ratio of total particulate material (tpm) to co in mainstream cigarette smoke. The design includes a non-porous microcapillary tube centered axially within a low-density filter..
Lorillard Tobacco Company


06/09/16
20160157525 

Electronic smoking article and improved heater element


An electronic cigarette includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers the liquid material to the heater. The heater is formed of a mesh material..
Altria Client Services Llc


06/09/16
20160157523 

Electronic smoking apparatus and flavoured vapour generating apparatus


A flavored vapor generator (100, 200, 300, 400) used for an electronic smoking apparatus (10) comprises a housing; a liquid retention material (155, 255) which is filled, soaked or immersed with a flavored liquid and received inside the housing; an electric heater (150, 350, 450) for heating the liquid retention material (155, 255) to generate flavored vapor; and a sensor (156, 356, 456) for monitoring soaking or wetness conditions of the liquid retention material (155, 255) and providing signals for determining whether the flavored liquid in the liquid retention material (155, 255) is exhausted or almost exhausted.. .
Smart Chip Microelectronic Co. Limited


06/09/16
20160157519 

Hydrophobic paper


A smoking article includes a tobacco substrate and a wrapper disposed about the tobacco substrate. At least an inner or outer surface of the wrapper is hydrophobic via hydrophobic groups chemically bonded to the wrapper.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


06/09/16
20160157516 

Modification of bacterial profile of tobacco


A method of modifying the content of certain bacteria in uncured tobacco material is provided, the method including contacting an uncured tobacco material with a treatment solution, wherein the treatment solution is selected from the group consisting of: (i) a solution comprising salt, sugar, or a combination thereof; (ii) a solution comprising one or more enzymes; and (iii) a solution comprising one or more probiotics, wherein said contacting provides a treated tobacco material having a reduced total bacterial content following harvest. Also provided is a method of reducing tsna content, the method including growing a tobacco plant in soil treated with a chloride source; harvesting the tobacco plant; and curing the harvested tobacco plant to give a cured tobacco material, providing a treated, cured tobacco material having a tsna content that is reduced as compared to a cured tobacco material that has been grown in soil not treated with a chloride source.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


06/02/16
20160151718 

Model locomotive with vapor-smoking and furnace-firing-and-lighting effects


A model locomotive with vapor-smoking and furnace-firing-and-lighting effects comprises an outer body; a hollow body installed within the outer body for installing liquid of specific volume; a funnel smoking tube installed at a front wall of the inner body; a steam whistle smoking tube, a safety valve smoking tube and a generator smoking tube installed at an upper wall of the inner body; a wind inlet tube for a blower installed at a rear wall of the inner body; a vapor generator, an air-exhausting and water-draining tube for a cylinder, and a water level switch being installed at a lower wall of the inner body; and a plurality of transparent smoking tube installed at a front wall and a rear wall of the inner body for viewing an interior of the inner body; a plurality of lighting elements being installed at the interior of the inner body, an outer side of the rear wall of the inner body and an interior of an opening of a combustion chamber.. .

06/02/16
20160150826 

Electronic cigarette


An electronic cigarette, comprising a casing and an electrode assembly disposed therein; the electrode assembly comprising an outer electrode (30) and an inner electrode (40), which are insulated from each other; outer electrode (30) being provided with a first through-hole (312); inner electrode (40) being provided with a second through-hole (412); first through-hole (312) and second through-hole (412) communicating to form the gas flow communication channel of the electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette causes gas to flow directly from the first through-hole (312) to the second through-hole (412), thus shortening the flow path of the gas, making gas flow changes more smoothly, and reducing noise when smoking, improving user experience..
Kimree Hi-tech Inc.


06/02/16
20160150822 

Smoking article wrapper having a window


A wrapper (310) for a smoking article comprises a sheet material extending in a first direction (24) in which the wrapper (310) is wrapped around a smoking article and a second direction (20) perpendicular to the first direction (24). The wrapper (310) further comprises a window (312) in the sheet material, the window (312) having a perimeter.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


06/02/16
20160150817 

Smoking article having a particle containing wrapper


A smoking article includes a tobacco rod and a wrapper disposed about the tobacco rod. The wrapper includes a plurality of aggregated particles.
Philip Morris Products, S.a.


05/26/16
20160143364 

Atomizer for an aerosol delivery device formed from a continuously extending wire and related input, cartridge, and method


The present disclosure relates to atomizers for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The atomizer may include a liquid transport element and a wire continuously extending along a longitudinal length thereof.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


05/26/16
20160143360 

Method, composition and functionalization of aerosols from non combustible smoking articles


An apparatus and method for delivering an aerosol-forming composition and a separate functional composition for generating a functionalized aerosol vapor which emulates the organoleptic characteristics and properties of mainstream smoke experienced by smoking traditional tobacco-based smoking articles. The apparatus can comprise a battery section comprising a first housing, a battery disposed within the first housing, and a first connector coupled to the housing, an aerosol section comprising a second housing, an aerosol forming chamber disposed within the second housing, and a pod bay, and an insert section comprising a third housing, a connector, an annular separator, and a mouth end.
Fontem Holdings 2 B.v.


05/26/16
20160143356 

Smoking article comprising a blind combustible heat source


A smoking article is provided, including a blind combustible heat source having opposed front and rear faces and having a transverse cross sectional area of at least about 60 percent of a transverse cross-sectional area of the smoking article; an aerosol-forming substrate downstream of the rear face, wherein the rear face and the aerosol-forming substrate are exposed to one another; a mouthpiece downstream of the aerosol-forming substrate; and one or more air inlets located downstream of the rear face and upstream of the mouthpiece. The one or more air inlets are located between the rear face and a downstream end of the aerosol-forming substrate and include one or more first air inlets around a periphery of the aerosol-forming substrate.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


05/26/16
20160143355 

Smoking article with dual heat-conducting elements and improved airflow


A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear faces; an aerosol-forming substrate downstream of the rear face; a first heat-conducting element circumscribing a rear portion of the combustible heat source and at least a front portion of the aerosol-forming substrate; a second heat-conducting element around at least a portion of the first heat-conducting element, wherein at least part of the second heat-conducting element is radially separated from the first heat-conducting element; and one or more first air inlets around a periphery of the aerosol-forming substrate.. .
Philip Morris Products S.a.


05/26/16
20160143353 

Hookah bowl and heat management accessory


A system for facilitating smoking of tobacco from a hookah having a bowl with an interior space for holding organic matter to be smoked by a user, a heating platform for resting on the bowl with a central surface including a depression with at least one surrounding wall such that a heating source will not slide off the central surface, at least one perimeter vents arranged in a pattern around the central surface such that air can pass back and forth between an area above the central surface and below the central surface and at least one exterior vent located in at least one perimeter wall located around an exterior of the heating platform and a cap with at least one exterior vent, at least one upper vent, at least one movement control extension and at least one rest for resting on the heating platform.. .
Kaloud, Inc.


05/26/16
20160143352 

Head bowl accessory for a water pipe


A system for facilitating smoking of tobacco from a hookah including a bowl with an interior space defined by an inner surface and one or more walls separating the inner space into a plurality of compartments for holding organic matter to be smoked by a user and a supporting a cap for holding a heat source.. .
Kaloud, Inc.


05/26/16
20160143349 

A fabricating a filter element


There is provided a method of fabricating a smoking article filter element including arranging a corrugated laminate web around a portion of filter material having an elongate shape and a longitudinal axis such that the grooves and ridges of the laminate web run in the same direction as the longitudinal axis of the filter material, and there is also provided a method of fabricating a smoking article involving the same method.. .
British American Tobacco (investment) Limited


05/26/16
20160143348 

A smoking article including a liquid delivery member and a wrapper


There is provided a smoking article comprising an aerosol forming substrate, a mouthpiece axially aligned with the aerosol forming substrate, a liquid delivery member and a wrapper surrounding at least a portion of the smoking article. The liquid delivery member is disposed in the aerosol forming substrate or in the mouthpiece, and comprises structural material releasably enclosing liquid.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


05/26/16
20160143347 

Tobacco-derived components and materials


The invention provides a method of extracting and isolating certain compounds from tobacco. The resulting isolate can include more than 90% by weight of a given compound and can be used as a flavor component for tobacco material used in smoking articles and smokeless tobacco compositions.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


05/26/16
20160143328 

Smoked food, smoking food and apparatus therefor


Food for human consumption is smoked by providing smoke, removing one or more polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pahs) from the smoke and contacting the food with the treated smoke, or smoking the food and then removing the pahs from the smoked food. Pah removal is selective, to remove the pahs that contain 4 or more benzene rings, in particular without significantly changing the volatile profile of the smoked food.
Puresmoke Limited


05/19/16
20160137395 

Electrically heated smoking system


An electrically heated smoking system includes a secondary unit capable of receiving a smoking article having an aerosol-forming substrate. The secondary unit includes at least one heating element and an interface for connection to a primary power supply for supplying electrical power to the at least one heating element during a pre-heating mode, to increase the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate to an operating temperature.

05/19/16
20160135507 

Electrically heated smoking system having a liquid storage portion


An electrically heated smoking system includes a shell and a replaceable mouthpiece. The shell includes an electric power supply and electric circuitry.

05/19/16
20160135506 

Method, composition and functionalization of aerosols from non combustible smoking articles


An apparatus and method for delivering an aerosol-forming composition and a separate functional composition for generating a functionalized aerosol vapor which emulates the organoleptic characteristics and properties of mainstream smoke experienced by smoking traditional tobacco-based smoking articles. The apparatus can comprise a battery section comprising a first housing, a battery disposed within the first housing, and a first connector coupled to the housing, an aerosol section comprising a second housing, an aerosol forming chamber disposed within the second housing, and a pod bay; and an insert section comprising a third housing, a connector, and a mouth end.
Fontem Holdings 2 B.v.


05/19/16
20160135501 

Simulated cigarette


The present invention relates to a simulated cigarette, which includes a gas tank set in a shell for storing gas of cigarette-smoking flavor in a liquefied-gas phase. The gas tank has a valve device set thereto for controlling the gas of cigarette-smoking flavor in and out.

05/19/16
20160135498 

Extendable bowl selector dial


The present invention is a smoking device which departs from a traditional “bowl and stem design utilized for centuries, and rather comprises a series of generally cylindrically shaped layers that when stacked and secured together provide the user an effective means to safely store, transport and smoke a plurality of smoking materials. The smoking device may incorporate a bowl selection ranging in number between seven (7) to an unlimited amount, depending upon the size, desired portability and intended use.

05/19/16
20160135496 

Method and an manufacturing a filter for a smoking article


A method and an apparatus for manufacturing a filter for a smoking article embodiments of the invention relate to a method and an apparatus for manufacturing a filter for a smoking article, and a smoking article produced by the method. The method can include forming a filter section having a surface relief pattern with a filter forming device, transferring the filter section to a filter wrapping device with a filter transfer device and wrapping a sheet material around the filter section with the filter wrapping device..
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


05/19/16
20160135495 

Smoking article comprising a combustible heat source with at least one airflow channel


A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear faces; one or more airflow channels extending from the front face to the rear face; an aerosol-forming substrate downstream of the rear face; a mouthpiece downstream of the aerosol-forming substrate; and one or more air inlets located downstream of the rear face and upstream of the mouthpiece. The one or more air inlets are located between the rear face and a downstream end of the aerosol-forming substrate.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


05/19/16
20160135494 

Immobilized flavorants for flavor delivery


Disclosed is a copolymer that includes a repeat unit containing a flavorant-containing pendant and a salt-containing repeating unit. In addition, a comestible, a smoking composition, a smoking article, a smokeless tobacco composition and a heatable or combustible product are provided which incorporate one or more of the flavorant-containing copolymer..
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


05/12/16
20160128382 

Wallet for rolling smokable instruments


The present invention relates to smoking devices. More particularly, the present device is a wallet constructed from foldable material that includes rolling papers, filters, a rolling tray and storage for cleaned smoking material as well as rolled smoking material.
Volo Trade, Inc.


05/12/16
20160128380 

Amphiphile-modified sorbents in smoking articles and filters


smoking articles which involve the use of amphiphile-modified sorbents are disclosed. The amphiphile-modified sorbent has at least one amphiphilic compound bound to an inorganic molecular sieve substrate.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


05/12/16
20160128378 

Radially firm smoking article filter


There is provided a smoking article comprising a tobacco rod, a filter and tipping material attaching the tobacco rod and the filter. The filter comprises a plug of filtration material that defines a downstream end segment of the smoking article, the plug being surrounded by one or more filter wrappers.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


05/12/16
20160128294 

Infused plant seeds


Treated plant seeds are provided, which have one or more modifying ingredients associated therewith. Such modifying ingredients can include compositions comprising water, flavorants, ph adjusters, buffering agents, humectants, antioxidants, oral care ingredients, preservatives, additives derived from herbal or botanical sources, and mixtures thereof that can be provided or diluted form.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


05/05/16
20160120229 

Electronic cigarette


An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers the liquid material to the heater, at least one air inlet operable to deliver air to a central air passage upstream of the heater, and a mouth end insert having at least two diverging outlets.. .
Altria Client Services Llc


05/05/16
20160120222 

System with electronic smoking device and capsule


In a system comprising an electronic smoking device and a capsule (6), the electronic smoking device includes a housing, an electric power source, an electrically heatable atomizer adapted to atomize a liquid supplied from the capsule (6), an interface adapted to mount the capsule (6) at the electronic smoking device, and control electronics. The capsule (6) comprises a shell (30) having a longitudinal axis and containing a liquid.
Fontem Holdings 2 B.v.


05/05/16
20160120216 

Method of manufacturing an airflow directing segment for a smoking article


There is provided a method and apparatus for manufacturing an airflow directing segment for a smoking article. The method includes feeding a continuous web of material having a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge; applying adhesive to the web material; forming the web into a channel; forming the channel into a closed tube of web material, the first longitudinal edge overlapping with the second longitudinal edge; compressing the tube of web material; feeding at least one continuous porous material about the formed tube of web material to form a substantially continuous airflow directing segment; and cutting the substantially continuous airflow directing segment to form discrete airflow directing segments.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


05/05/16
20160120213 

Tobacco product component recovery system


A smoking article production apparatus and method for producing smoking articles is provided, each smoking article including serially engaged filter rod and tobacco rod sections. A rotatable drum includes a longitudinally-extending receiving surface defining a plurality of channels for receiving smoking articles arranged parallel to the longitudinal axis of the drum.
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company


04/28/16
20160113321 

Smoking machine


A modular smoking system is provided, including a substantially annular carousel that includes a plurality of smoking article ports configured to receive smoking articles and a plurality of analysis ports, the carousel having an inner surface and an outer surface radially spaced from the inner surface, in which a plurality of identically-dimensioned aerosol-flow channels are defined through the carousel, each aerosol-flow channel extending radially through the carousel between a smoking article port located at the inner surface of the carousel and a corresponding analysis port located at the outer surface of the carousel, and at least one aerosol analysis module located radially outwards from the outer surface of the carousel and configured to couple to the analysis port for analysis of an aerosol generated by a smoking article coupled to a smoking article port.. .
Philip Morris Products, S.a.


04/21/16
20160106156 

Method and system for controlling electronic cigarette with multiple output modes


A method for controlling an electronic cigarette with multiple output modes includes following steps. Whether button signals are input for a first preset number of times is determined when a system is powered on.

04/21/16
20160106148 

Smoking ring for rolled cigarettes


A finger ring has a crown and a hollow barrel fully enclosed by the crown. The barrel has a wider end and a narrower end, tapering uniformly from the wider end to the narrower end in the form of a cone.

04/21/16
20160106144 

Tobacco extract for non-combustible smoking devices


Systems and methods for manufacturing and vaporizing a tobacco extract for use in a non-combustible smoking device are described. These methods include a solution having a volume of a liquid tobacco extract suspended in a hygroscopic liquid glycerol solvent.

04/14/16
20160101883 

Packaging apparatus and method


A packaging apparatus, in particular for packaging smoking articles, includes a wrapping device for wrapping a barrier film around an item to be packaged, such as a pack of smoking articles; and at least one sealing head having a contact surface for contacting the barrier film wrapped around the item and sealing the barrier film along a seam to form a protective enclosure around the item. The contact surface of the sealing head is at least partially discontinuous to provide a non-sealing region in the sealing head.

04/14/16
20160100630 

Slide push pack for smoking articles


A slide push pack for smoking articles and a method of packaging smoking articles are disclosed. The slide push pack includes an outer shell and an inner shell.

04/14/16
20160100628 

System and apparatus that facilitates smoking tobacco products


A smoking pipe includes a stem and a bowl in which the stem includes a smoke chamber extending from a first end of the stem to a mouthpiece on a second end. The bowl is coupled to the stem and comprises a heating surface coupled to a power source lead.

04/14/16
20160100627 

Method of manufacturing an inexpensive and disposable smoking pipe


A method of manufacturing an inexpensive and disposable smoking pipe is first carried out by mixing a plurality of ingredients to develop a cohesive dough mixture. Then the cohesive dough mixture is transformed into a desired shaped of the smoking pipe that includes a smoking bowl, a draw channel, and a mouthpiece.

04/14/16
20160100626 

Tobacco raw material, manufacturing same, and tobacco product


The present invention provides a tobacco raw material having a good smoking flavor and a method for producing the same. Provided is a tobacco raw material having a ratio, which is expressed as “water-extracted material weight/hexane-extracted material weight,” between the weight of an extracted material obtained by extraction using n-hexane as a solvent and the weight of an extracted material obtained following the extraction by further extraction using water as a solvent, of 0 or more and 1.5 or less..

04/07/16
20160095473 

Modular herb grinder


A modular herb grinder. The grinder may include cooperating grinding modules that define a chamber for grinding herbs or the like.
Elevated Mechanics, Llc


04/07/16
20160095353 

Electronic cigarette case with cigarette lighter


An electronic cigarette case with a cigarette lighter comprises: a case body, a case cover buckled with the case body, the cigarette lighter located in the case body, a battery located in the case body and used for supplying power to the cigarette lighter, and a charger located in the case body and used for charging the battery. Because the cigarette lighter is built in the electronic cigarette case, the problem of inconvenience in smoking is avoided that a smoker leaves a lighter when the smoker has a conventional cigarette, and personalized requirements of the smoker are met to some extent..
Kimree Hi-tech Inc


04/07/16
20160095350 

Biopolymer foams as filters for smoking articles


A process for preparing a filter plug for a smoking article, such as a cigarette, includes: (a) freeze-drying a solution of a biopolymer to form a structure; and (b) cutting the structure to a predetermined dimension, to thereby prepare a filter plug for a smoking article. Another process for preparing a filter plug for a smoking article, such as a cigarette, includes: (a) extruding a mixture of a foaming agent and a biopolymer comprising a protein to form a structure; and (b) cutting the structure to a predetermined dimension, to thereby form a filter plug for a smoking article..
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


04/07/16
20160095328 

Transportable barbecue smoker trailer


A barbecue smoker trailer having a separate heat source and improved air flow for providing even heating and smoke to the cooking chamber such that barbecuing, grilling and smoking temperatures can be reached within the cooking chamber and maintained without direct or open flames. The smoker trailer also has detachable parts that can easily be removed and placed inside the cooking chamber for storage or shipping..

03/31/16
20160088871 

Cone with tobacco plug filter


A smoking article and method of manufacture provides a sheet of smokable material having a plurality of edges. One or more score or cuts are made in the sheet that each extend a partial distance from a first said edge toward a second said edge, the score or cut separating large and small sections of the sheet.

03/24/16
20160081394 

Flavor vortex device


The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for controlling particle size, flow direction, and flow rate of an aerosol in an electronic smoking device. A flow discharge device 100 for an electronic smoking device 800 comprises a body and a through-hole 140.
Loec, Inc.


03/24/16
20160081390 

Compact utility case for smoking tools


A smoker's tool kit having a plurality of tools and a container to house the plurality of tools when not in use is disclosed. The tool kit container has at least one compartment formed in the container to store certain of the smoker's tool kit tools along with a flat rolling tray or rolling surface formed into the container.

03/17/16
20160080469 

Data communication method and data communication system


A data communication method and a data communication system are provided. The method includes: transmitting, by an electronic cigarette, collected smoking-related data to a mobile terminal bound with the electronic cigarette; transmitting, by the mobile terminal, the smoking-related data to a service platform; determining, by the service platform, a user level corresponding to the smoking-related data; determining, by the service platform, information corresponding to the user level; and pushing, by the service platform, the information corresponding to the user level to the mobile terminal.
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160076771 

Packing lighter


A packing lighter that includes an ignite activation portion and a middle portion that stores an ignitable substance. The packing lighter further includes a tip that removably attaches to the middle portion, or a sleeve that removably slides over the middle portion.
Token Llc


03/17/16
20160076770 

Lighting tobacco-based products


An igniter apparatus for igniting a tobacco-based product having a sensitized tip. The igniter apparatus includes a first member and a second member cooperatively defining a chamber having sides supporting an abrasive.

03/17/16
20160074805 

Combination corona discharge reactor


A combination corona discharge reactor includes a rectangular or cylindrical electrically insulative housing and a plurality of reactor units arranged in a parallel or series manner in the housing in a rectangular or circular array. Each reactor unit includes a hollow cylindrical electrode and a rod electrode extending along the longitudinal axis of the hollow cylindrical electrode and a dc working voltage 6 kv-500 kv applied to each reactor unit between the respective hollow cylindrical electrode and the respective rod electrode.

03/17/16
20160073687 

Smoking article


A smoking article, such as a cigarette, includes a carbonaceous heat source. A mouth end piece segment is located at the mouth end of the smoking article, and the mouth end piece segment allows the smoking article to be placed in the mouth of the smoker to be drawn upon.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


03/17/16
20160073686 

Tobacco-derived filter element


A filter material adapted for use as a filter element of a smoking article is provided, the filter material including at least 10 dry weight percent of cellulosic pulp derived from stalks, roots, or a combination thereof of a plant of the nicotiana species, wherein the filter material is in the form of a paper comprising the cellulosic pulp or a fibrous tow comprising the cellulosic pulp in esterified form. Filter elements and smoking articles, such as cigarettes, that contain the filter material are also provided.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


03/17/16
20160073685 

Banded papers, smoking articles and methods


Wrapper for cigarette manufacture includes transversely extending band regions applied by a printing technique, such as gravure printing. The band regions comprise starch, an anti-wrinkling agent such as 1,2 propylene glycol or glycerin, and optionally calcium carbonate.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


03/17/16
20160073684 

Method for combining segments of a smoking article and combiner for combining such segments


A method for combining segments of a smoking article, comprises the steps of: —providing a group of segments having a heat source (10; 20) and an aerosol-forming substrate (11; 21) the aerosol-forming substrate (10; 20) being arranged such that a remote end (112; 212) thereof faces away from the heat source (10; 20) while a near end (112; 211) thereof abuts the heat source (10; 20), —feeding an airflow directing truncated hollow cone (13; 23) having a widest end (131; 231) and a truncated narrowest end (130; 230) such that the truncated narrowest end (130; 230) is arranged to face the remote end (112; 212) of the aerosol-forming substrate (11; 21), and —moving the truncated hollow cone (13; 23) towards the remote end (112; 212) of the aerosol-forming substrate (11; 21) to abut the remote end (112; 212) thereof or to extend into an indentation (113; 213) in the remote end (112; 212) thereof.. .
Philip Morris Products S.a.


03/10/16
20160066621 

Cartridge for an aerosol delivery device and assembling a cartridge for a smoking article


The present disclosure relates to a cartridge for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The cartridge may include a base, a reservoir substrate, and an atomizer.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


03/10/16
20160066618 

In situ formation of catalytic cigarette paper


Methods for the in situ formation of catalyst particles in cigarette paper are provided. A catalyst precursor, which can be incorporated into the cigarette papermaking process or can be combined with cigarette paper after formation of the paper, can be decomposed to form catalyst particles that are incorporated within the cigarette paper.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


03/03/16
20160058072 

Electronic cigarette


The present invention provides an electronic cigarette, including an inhalation rod and a battery rod. The inhalation rod includes a cartridge and an atomizer disposed in the cartridge operable to produce aerosol; wherein one end of the inhalation rod is embedded with a mouthpiece cover, and a through-hole of the mouthpiece cover is removably embedded with an air valve serving as a switch for an inhalation port of aerosol passage.
Kimree Hi-tech Inc.


02/25/16
20160054279 

Method for detecting second and thirdhand smoke


A novel method for testing if smoking has occurred within a space. Smoking is determined to have happened by testing for and confirming the presence of nicotine using a lateral flow test strip.

02/25/16
20160053323 

Genospecific radiosensitization


A method of treating a subject who has been diagnosed with cancer is described. The method includes characterizing the radiation-susceptibility of the subject by detecting a mutation in an nrf2 pathway protein in suitable sample obtained from the subject and treating the subject with radiation therapy if the subject is characterized as being radiation-susceptible, or treating the subject with radiation therapy and a radiosensitizing agent if the subject is characterized as being radioresistant.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


02/25/16
20160050976 

Electronic smoking substitutive device


The electronic smoking substitutive device comprises a tubular body (2) of rigid material, inside which a rechargeable electric battery and an atomizer suitable to be powered by said electric battery are arranged. Activation means (5) allow to operate the heating of said atomizer by the electric battery.
Sino Business Limited


02/25/16
20160050970 

Seam-sealing adhesive application apparatus and associated method


An apparatus and method for forming a smoking article rod is provided. A forming device is configured to engage a continuous stream of a smokable filler material with a first surface of a longitudinally-continuous web of a wrapping material, the web having first and second edge portions extending along the web, and a second surface opposing the first surface.
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company


02/25/16
20160050968 

Alkaloid composition for e-cigarette


An alkaloid composition for an e-cigarette contains a solvent and at least about 25 wt. % anatabine based on the total alkaloid weight of the composition.

02/18/16
20160049059 

Recreational smoking monitor system for use in occupied spaces


A system detects presence of particles in the air of guest rooms of facilities such as motels and hotels for example that indicate that guests are engaged in recreational smoking. The system provides an indication to the facility manager of such behavior..
Sfjc, Llc


02/18/16
20160044959 

Smoking device


A device for smoking a combustible material including a chamber having a hollow interior being supported by a housing, wherein a container is structured to retain a combustible material in an exposed position relative to an ignition device structured to selectively ignite the combustible material. A path of fluid flow is at least partially disposed on the housing in fluid communication with both the chamber interior and the container.

02/18/16
20160044958 

Mixed fiber sliver for use in the manufacture of cigarette filter elements


smoking articles including filter elements formed from two or more fibrous inputs with different physical properties are provided. The two or more fibrous inputs are provided in the form of staple fibers, which are at least partially entangled with each other to form a mixed fiber sliver.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


02/18/16
20160044957 

Molecularly imprinted polymers for treating tobacco material and filtering smoke from smoking articles


The invention provides a method of isolating certain target compounds from tobacco, tobacco materials or smoke generated by a smoking article. The method can be used to remove undesirable compounds from tobacco, tobacco materials, or tobacco smoke.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company




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