|| List of recent Smoking-related patents
| Electronic hookah|
A new kind of electronic hookah is composed by the battery, reservoir and atomization parts. Wherein, the battery part includes the rechargeable battery; the atomization part includes four atomizers; the reservoir part is used to store smoke oil.
| Method for preparing flavor-containing sheet for smoking article, flavor-containing sheet for smoking article prepared by the method, and smoking article comprising the same|
A method for preparing a flavor-containing sheet for a smoking article, characterized by includes a step of extending a raw material slurry on a substrate, wherein the slurry contains polysaccharide and a flavor, has a moisture content of 70 to 95 wt %, and has a temperature of 60 to 90° c. In a sol state, a step of cooling the extended raw material slurry to a sample temperature of 0 to 40° c.
| Method and compositions to deliver variable quantities of flavor from filtered cigarettes|
A filter element for a smoking article is described herein. The filter element may include at least one filter segment, the at least one filter segment comprising one or more flavoring or fragrancing particles configured to flavor or fragrance an aerosol from the smoking article, wherein the one or more flavoring or fragrancing particles are configured to adjustably release flavor or fragrance upon receipt of a pressure applied to the at least one filter segment while rolling the filter between fingers of a smoker, and wherein the quantity of flavor or fragrance released is proportional to an amount of pressure applied while rolling the filter.
|Method for the monitoring of smoking cessation compliance and recovery, therapeutic intervention, and risk management|
The invention provides compositions and methods for determining patient compliance with a smoking cessation program, and monitoring the patient for physiological recovery from the deleterious effects of smoking, with particular emphasis on those effects that impact risk of cardiovascular disease and development of cancer. The invention also provides compositions and methods for treating a subject according to the patient compliance with the smoking cessation program..
|Low temperature electronic vaporization device and methods|
Low temperature electronic vaporization devices and method are described herein for emulating smoking wherein the devices generate an aerosol for inhalation by a subject by heating a viscous material that can have a tactile response in the mouth or respiratory tract.. .
|Cigarette wrapper with novel pattern|
A wrapper for a smoking article has a base web and a plurality of elements each having at least a pair of patch areas where diffusivity is in the range of 0 to about 0.2 cm/sec. Patches of adjacent elements are circumferentially offset from one another along the axis of a smoking article.
|Cigarette wrapper with novel pattern|
A wrapper for a smoking article has a base web and a plurality of crenellated bands, each having a diffusivity value in the range of 0 to about 0.2 cm/sec. The add-on material can be applied by gravure printing in a single pass in a chevron pattern such that an apex of the element is co-linear with substantially symmetrically spaced points on a trailing, outer edge of an adjacent chevron element.
|Methods and articles to control the gas-particle partition of an aerosol to enhance its taste characteristics|
A method and article are provided for controlling an inner filter temperature of an aerosol-generating product or device to alter the aerosol taste characteristics. The method comprises selecting a heat adsorbing or reflecting material to apply to a filter of a smoking article, the heat adsorbing or reflecting material having one or more properties associated therewith; and applying the heat adsorbing or reflecting material to the filter, the at least one heat adsorbing or reflecting materials being configured to control the inner temperature of the filter..
|Novel banded cigarette wrapper with opened-area bands|
A wrapper of a smoking article comprising a base web and banded regions comprising a leading edge, a trailing edge and a plurality of material-free openings between said leading edge and said trailing edge. The openings establish a predetermined, nominal opened-area within said banded regions to control diffusivity.
|Combination dielectric barrier discharge reactor|
A combination dielectric barrier 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.
|Inhaler for smoking cessation|
An alkaloid composition for an inhaler contains a solvent and at least about 25 wt. % anatabine based on the total alkaloid weight of the composition.
|Use of beta-adrenergic inverse agonists for smoking cessation|
The chronic use of p-adrenergic inverse agonists such as nadolol, carvedilol, and ici-118,551 provides an improved method for the treatment of mucus hypersecretion in subjects with such mucus hypersecretion. One aspect of a method according to the present invention is a method of preventing or controlling mucus hypersecretion in the respiratory tract comprising administering a therapeutically effective quantity of a p-adrenergic inverse agonist to a subject with mucus hypersecretion or at risk of mucus hypersecretion.
|Equipment for insertion of objects into smoking articles|
An apparatus is disclosed for providing rods formed from a continuous supply of filter material for use in the manufacture of cigarette filter elements, each rod having individual objects placed at predetermined spaced intervals along the length thereof. The apparatus comprises a first hopper configured to provide a reservoir for objects, a second hopper positioned to receive objects from the first hopper, and a reciprocating screen disposed between the first hopper and the second hopper.
|Pack for smoking articles|
A pack for smoking articles is disclosed. The pack comprises a lid (9) and a body (2) configured to move relative to one another.
An electronic cigarette comprises nicotine without harmful tar. The cigarette includes a shell, a cell, nicotine solution, control circuit, and an electro-thermal vaporization nozzle installed in the air suction end of the shell.
A smoking article includes an aerosol-generating section and a filter section attached to the aerosol-generating section. The filter section contains a plurality of flavor-releasing particles each containing a water-soluble matrix containing a flavor component.
|Method for preparing smoking articles|
A method of modifying the moisture content of fuel elements used in making smoking articles. The method may include overwrapped fuel elements, smoking article components, and/or assembled smoking articles being subjected to drying by flowed ambient air.
|Method for treating plants with probiotics|
A method of modifying the content of certain chemical compounds in tobacco materials is provided, the method including treatment of a tobacco plant component with at least one probiotic. For example, the method may modify the asparagine content in tobacco materials, which can result in a modification in acrylamide production when the tobacco material is exposed to elevated temperatures.
A personal mouthpiece that can be used for smoking devices is provided. Such a mouthpiece includes a pipe portion and a core portion.
A glass cigarette with an elongate hollow tubular borosilicate glass member. The glass member has a first open ended cylindrical smoking material retaining portion, a second cylindrical smoke cooling passage portion and a third tapered tubular mouthpiece portion.
|Method for preparing fuel element for smoking article|
The invention provides a method for making a fuel element for a smoking article comprising forming a combustible carbonaceous material into a fuel element adapted for use in a smoking article; incorporating a metal-containing catalyst precursor into the fuel element or onto the surface thereof to form a treated fuel element, the incorporating step occurring before, during, or after said forming step; and optionally heating or irradiating the treated fuel element at a temperature and for a time sufficient to convert the catalyst precursor to a catalytic metal compound. Examples of metal-containing catalyst precursors include iron nitrate, copper nitrate, cerium nitrate, cerium ammonium nitrate, manganese nitrate, magnesium nitrate, and zinc nitrate.
|Smoking article incorporating a conductive substrate|
The present invention provides a conductive substrate useful for joule heating, such as in an electronic smoking article. Particularly, the invention provides a resistive heating element formed of a conductive substrate.
|Smoking article with thermoresilient design and methods of producing the same|
A smoking article can comprise a rod of smoking material enclosed in a wrapper wherein the wrapper is provided with a design which comprises thermoresilient material.. .
|Smoke box with integral conversion to larger-bowl smoking pipe|
A smoke box is provided to hold smoking material, a smoking pipe, and a smoking bowl. The smoking pipe holds a small quantity of smoking material.
|Method of diagnosing early stage non-small cell lung cancer|
A “malignancy-risk” (mr) gene signature score was developed with abundant proliferative genes using principal component analysis. This mr gene signature was shown to be a predictive and prognostic factor of overall survival in early-stage nsclc.
|Smoke filters for smoking devices with porous masses having a carbon particle loading and an encapsulated pressure drop|
Disclosed are filters, smoking devices, related articles and apparatus, and related methods. The filters include porous masses that have an active particle and a binder particle, wherein the active particle comprises carbon and the porous mass has a carbon loading of at least about 6 mg/mm and an encapsulated pressure drop of about 20 mm of water or less per mm of porous mass..
|Method and apparatus for smoking and drinking|
A smoking and drinking apparatus includes a body member defining an air chamber. A drink reservoir is situated in the air chamber defining a liquid impermeable drink chamber.
|Apparatus and method for making a smoking article|
An apparatus for making a smoking article, the smoking article having a rod of smoke able material (15) and a cylindrically wrapped layer of sheet material, comprises a holder (3) for holding sheet material, an embossing unit (8) configured to emboss sheet material drawn from the holder and an assembling station (14) for assembling the smoking article, configured to receive embossed sheet material from the embossing unit and to wrap the embossing sheet material at least partially around a part of the smoking article.. .
|Smoking device for smoking foodstuffs|
A smoking device (10) for smoking foods, which comprises: a smoking chamber (20) for containing food to be smoked, a combustion chamber (40) independent of the smoking chamber (20) and provided with a heat source for generating a mass of gas for smoking and conveyor means of the a flow of the smoking gas into the smoking chamber, wherein the conveyor means comprise a conduit (50) having a variable length and suitable for connecting the combustion chamber (40) with the smoking chamber (20) for regulating the temperature of the smoking gases conveyed into the smoking chamber itself.. .
|Method of packaging tobacco and a relative system|
A system (1) for portioning and packaging a tobamel smoking mixture (2) comprises a unit (3) internally of which the mixture (2) is prepared by blending tobacco en masse with agglutinants such as honey or molasses, and an extruder unit (17) by which the mixture (2) is shaped into a continuous rod (20).. .
|Segmented smoking article with foamed insulation material|
A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end.
|Method and machine for producing paperless filter rods for smoking articles|
A method and machine for producing paperless filter rods for smoking articles, according to which a tow band of hardening-material-impregnated filtering material is fed along a forming beam having a first portion along which the tow band is injected with steam to cause the hardening material to react, and a second portion along which the tow band is dried with air, coming out from the forming beam, a continuous paperless rigid rod filter, which is fed to a cutting device; the steam blowing being performed at a plurality of stations arranged in series along the first portion; and the steam being fed, at each station, into an accumulation chamber surrounding the forming channel and communicating with the forming channel through an annular nozzle arranged on a transverse plane to the forming channel and having a constant width, measured along an axis of the forming channel, of 0.3 to 0.9 mm.. .
|Botulinum toxin for smoking cessation|
The invention provides for the use of any form of botulinum toxin, or any enzymatically active derivative thereof, to cause temporary paralysis of the muscles of the lips of the mouth to promote smoking cessation.. .
|Electronic cigarette sleeve|
Generally described, the present disclosure relates to an electronic alternative smoking device and more particularly, to an electronic cigarette sleeve. In an illustrative embodiment, the sleeve can include a tubular member enclosing an electronic smoking device.
|Ventilated smoking article|
A smoking article comprising a rod of smokeable material (3) and a wrapper (4) wrapped around the rod of smokeable material, wherein the wrapper comprises a region of ventilation embossing (9) overlapping the smokeable material. A manufacturing method and apparatus are also described..