|| List of recent Smoking-related patents
|Smoking article with visibile contents|
The present invention relates to a smoking article (8) comprising a smokeable material and a mouthpiece (1), the mouthpiece comprising at least three segments (2, 3, 5) in axial alignment. One segment defining a cavity (5) is disposed between two other segments (2, 3) and a fluid-containing breakable capsule (6) is arranged in the cavity.
An electronic cigarette is provided, comprising a sleeve and a cigarette holder cover configured at one end of the sleeve, it further comprises a covering member covered on the cigarette holder cover movably, and at least one first through-hole is provided on the cigarette holder cover. The user can remove or rotate away the covering member to smoke via the first through-hole when demanding to smoke and cover the first through-hole with the covering member when not demanding to smoke, thus avoiding the children smoking the electronic cigarette by mistake..
|Package for smoking articles|
The present application relates to a package for smoking articles. The package has a container (2) for receiving smoking articles and a lid (3) hingedly attached to the container to enclose a space for smoking articles defined by the container when the lid is closed.
|Smoking articles with nanocellulose barrier|
A smoking article includes a lighting end longitudinally opposite a filter end that includes a filter. A fluid-releasing element is disposed longitudinally between the lighting end and filter end.
The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette, which includes a smoking component having a suction nozzle and a battery rod. The suction nozzle is configured at an end of the smoking component and is far away from the battery rod.
|Electronic cigarette and method for disposing smoking data of the same|
The present invention discloses an electronic cigarette and a method for disposing smoking data of the electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette includes a microcontroller, a smoking signal detecting module and a memory that are both connected with the microcontroller; the smoking signal detecting module configured to detect smoking signals and send the smoking signals to the microcontroller; the microcontroller configured to record a time of each reception of the smoking signals and a continuation time length of each received smoking signal, and calculate a smoking data according to the time and the continuation time length; the memory configured to store the time, the continuation time length and the smoking data; the smoking data including a time interval between every two smoking signals and a number of receiving the smoking signals during a preset period.
|Smoking apparatus hose adapter system|
An adaptor system for smoking apparatus such as hookah water pipes that allows for the expansion of the number of hoses available for use with the smoking apparatus by providing a novel connecting means that allows for converting a single hose hookah to a hookah having a plurality of hoses, the system including a means for filtering and flavoring vapors.. .
A sweatshirt having a smoking apparatus as part of the sweatshirt, allowing users to smoke out of the sweatshirt comprises a garment body having a neck opening and sleeves and an elongated cord for tightening the sweatshirt hood around the users head and neck. A hollow tube is positioned inside of the elongated cord.
|Electronic cigarette box|
An electronic cigarette box is provided, comprising a box body, a box cover connected with the box body, an electronic cigarette container received in the box body, wherein, the box body defines a holding cavity, a bottle is received in the holding cavity, and the bottle contains perfume, air fresheners, deodorant or medicine. When the electronic cigarette box generates peculiar smell after a long time of use, a user can spray appropriate perfume into the electronic cigarette box to dispel the peculiar smell; the body of the user may have residual smoke smell when he/she has smoked the electronic cigarette a short time ago, the user can take out the perfume bottle and spray some perfume onto his/her body, thereby burnishing the user's image and improving the user's experience; the bottle can also received medicine, the user can be treated timely when feeling uncomfortable or illness due to smoking..
A smoking article has a tobacco rod wrapped within a wrapping material and having first and second ends, a filter rod and ventilation, wherein the filter rod is connected to the first end of the tobacco rod by a tipping material partially overlapping the tobacco rod and at least partially overlapping the filter rod, and wherein the wrapping material is provided with a first region having a first permeability and/or porosity, the first region extending longitudinally along the tobacco rod from an intermediate position along the portion of the tobacco rod which is not overlapped by the tipping material towards the tipping material and with a second region having a second porosity and/or permeability higher than the first porosity and/or permeability, the second region extending longitudinally along the tobacco rod from the intermediate position towards the second end of the tobacco rod.. .
|Spinneret comprising tri-arc holes and tri-arc filaments produced therefrom|
A spinneret having tri-arc holes may be used to produce tri-arc filaments. In some instances, tri-arc holes have a y-shape with three prongs and each prong having an arc at the end of the prong that tapers from the end of the arc to a connection point of an adjacent arc, and tri-arc filaments have a generally-y shape cross-section with bulbous or arcing tips.
|Smoking article with movable vapour release component|
The present invention relates to a smoking article having a movable vapour release portion to allow the vapour release portion to be isolated from, or exposed to, a smoke pathway. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such smoking articles.
|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. In certain embodiments, the treated tobacco material is subsequently cured, and can optionally be fermented.
|Smoking article including flavour granules|
A smoking article (10, 20, 30) comprises a filter (4) having a flavour release segment (14, 24) including a plurality of flavour granules. The flavour granules are formed of a compacted herbaceous plant material and have a bulk density of at least 0.35 grams per cubic centimetres.
|Smoking article with colour change segment|
The present invention relates to a smoking article (9) comprising a mouthpiece (1), a colour change segment and a rupturable, fluid-containing capsule (5). The colour change segment is adapted to interact with the fluid from the rupturable fluid-containing capsule such that, upon interaction, the colour change segment shows a colour change when the capsule is ruptured.
|Electronic cigarette light cap and electronic cigarette using the same|
The invention discloses an electronic cigarette light cap and an electronic cigarette, wherein the electronic cigarette comprises cigarette holder and a cigarette pipe comprising a tube body and an electronic cigarette light cap, and the electronic cigarette light cap comprises a top cover, and a hollow and bottomless cap column perpendicularly extending along a back side of the top cover, forming an annular stage around the cap column; at least one air inlet hole is defined in a front side of the top cover, and the air inlet hole is communicating with the cap column; the air introduced from the air inlet hole gets into the atomizing passageway via the first gap, forming the airflow path. By implementing the electronic cigarette light cap and the electronic cigarette, the air flow may get retained to be unobstructed, smoking noise caused by obstructed airflow gets reduced, which improves the users' experience..
|Smokeable material recovery|
A machine for making smoking articles that include filters (24) such as filter cigarettes, has fabrication stations configured in a production line to perform sequential steps in their manufacture, and an inspection station to identify those of the smoking articles that are to be rejected as a result of not meeting a quality control criterion. A filter removal device (31) is arranged on the production line to remove the filters (24) from the smoking articles identified for rejection at the inspection station..
|Methods for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
The present invention provides methods of treating a mammal having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), independent of both smoking status and asthma status, with a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-ige moiety. In accordance with the invention, copd patients with an elevated serum ige level may benefit from the treatment methods disclosed.
|Smoking article comprising a combustible heat source with a rear barrier coating|
A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source with opposed front and rear faces and at least one airflow channel extending from the front face to the rear face of the combustible heat source, and an aerosol-forming substrate including at least one aerosol former downstream of the combustible heat source, wherein a non-metallic, non-combustible, gas-resistant, first barrier coating is provided on substantially all of the rear face of the combustible heat source.. .
|Electronic smoking article|
A smoking article such as an electronic cigarette is disclosed, which includes an outer housing extending in a longitudinal direction; a capillary wick for holding liquid material; a micro pump system configured to pump a liquid material contained within a liquid supply reservoir through an outlet of the supply reservoir to the capillary wick; a heating arrangement operable to heat at least a portion of the capillary wick to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize the liquid material held within the capillary wick; a power supply operable to apply voltage to the micro pump gas cell to generate a gas to pump the liquid material from the liquid supply reservoir into the capillary wick; at least one air inlet; and whereby air is mixed with the volatilized material to form an aerosol.. .
|Treatment device for a smoking article and cartridge therefor|
The present invention relates to a treatment device for a smoking article, comprising a smoking article receiving portion shaped and configured to receive at least a portion of a smoking article, and a needle storage portion with a needle holder and a needle connected to the needle holder. The needle is movable between an extended position in which the needle extends at least partially into the smoking article receiving portion and a retracted position in which the needle is fully retracted into the needle storage portion with respect to the extended position, to protect an operator from the needle.
|Multi-segment smoking article|
A smoking article (1) comprising a rod (2) of smokable material with a mouth end (3) and a distal end (4) remote from the mouth end (3). The rod (2) comprises at least a first and a second segment (5, 6), wherein the first segment (5) has a distal end defining the distal end of the rod (2) and the second segment (6) is disposed downstream of the first segment.
The present invention provides an electronic cigarette device includes an inhalation pole and a power supply pole. The inhalation pole includes an inhalation tube and an atomizer disposed in the inhalation tube for producing smoke.
|Development of tobacco varieties with no or significantly reduced anatabine content|
A process for producing a reduced tobacco-specific nitrosamine (tsna) tobacco plant comprising reducing and/or eliminating anatabine biosynthesis in wild-type tobacco plant. In addition, use of such plants for discovery of molecular markers that are closely linked with genes required for anatabine biosynthesis and for discovery of genes required for anatabine biosynthesis.
|Accessory for electronic cigarette|
An exemplary accessory for an electronic smoking article includes a hollow body having inner and outer surfaces and a sensor in the body. The sensor is configured to detect an emission of the electronic smoking article.
|System and method of obtaining smoking topography data|
An exemplary smoking topography circuit of an electronic aerosol smoking article, includes at least one sensor configured to measure user interaction with the smoking article, a processor, and memory. The processor is configured to detect a smoking event based an output of the at least one sensor, collect data associated with the smoking event, and arrange the data in a pattern that associates the smoking event to shifts in battery voltage.
|Inhibition of central nervous system effects from smoking and sensory effects from smoking|
Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use therefor for reducing the desire to engage in smoking are disclosed. More specifically, the pharmaceutical composition utilizes an active ingredient to reduce the side effects of smoking cessation and to limit the molecular feedback caused by nicotine-mediated activation of acetylcholine receptors..
|Methods for the early detection of lung cancer|
Provided are methods of diagnosing lung cancer, particularly at an early stage, such as stage i, by detecting the presence and/or amount of at least four biomarkers of lung cancer in a sample from a subject as well as determining the number of smoking pack years for the subject. The methods and biomarkers may be used to develop an accurate prognosis for a patient having lung cancer or suspected of having lung cancer or accurately diagnose a subject having or suspected of having lung cancer.
|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.
|Heating elements formed from a sheet of a material and inputs and methods for the production of atomizers|
The present disclosure relates to an input for production of atomizers and atomizers formed from a sheet of a material, and which may be employed in an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The input may include a carrier and heating elements coupled thereto.
|Heating control arrangement for an electronic smoking article and associated system and method|
A method is provided for controlling heating of an aerosol precursor arrangement of an electronic smoking article. An average power is directed from a power source to a heating device arranged to heat the aerosol precursor arrangement and a heating time period commensurately initiated.
|Disintegratable plug wraps and their applications|
A filter rod used in manufacture of a smoking article contains: (a) a rod of filter material, and (b) a plug wrap surrounding the rod of filter material. The overlapping side edges of the plug wrap are secured together with a plug wrap adhesive and the plug wrap adhesive comprises a disintegration accelerating agent.
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.
An electronic cigarette, comprising a tube body, a suction nozzle cover, an oil-absorbing cotton and a supporting tube received in the tube body, the supporting tube defines a center hole therein, the suction nozzle cover includes a cover cap and a cover body, the cover cap defines at least one smoking hole(s), the axial projection on the cover cap of the smoking hole(s) partially overlaps or is separated from the axial projection on the cover cap of the center hole of the supporting tube, which makes the smoke flowing through the center hole of the supporting tube to turn flow direction and is exhausted from the smoking hole(s) for users to imbibe. So that smoke oil particles fixed in the smoke is obstructed inside the electronic cigarette effectively, users are prevented from imbibition of smoke oil particles, smoking taste and user experience are improved accordingly..
|Electronic smoking article|
An electronic smoking article includes a first section containing a liquid supply reservoir 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 operable to deliver the liquid material to the heater, and a second section containing a power supply. The first section is connected to the second section with a connection including a first connector piece and a second connector piece..
|Electronic smoking article|
An electronic smoking article includes a heater in communication with a liquid supply reservoir including liquid material and operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to volatilize the liquid material contained therein and form an aerosol. The volatilized material flows through a sheath flow and aerosol promoter insert that is operable to cool the aerosol, reduce the particle size of the aerosol and increase the delivery rate of the aerosol..
|Electronic smoking articles|
An electronic smoking article, a method of manufacturing an electronic smoking article, and a method of achieving a smoking experience without combusting tobacco are disclosed. The electronic smoking article includes an authenticated first section, which includes an aerosol generation unit having at least one heater; an authenticated second section, which includes a power supply operable to apply voltage to the at least one heater for heating a liquid in at least a portion of the aerosol generation unit to form an aerosol; and a conductive ink circuit embedded within the first and second sections, and wherein the power supply and the aerosol generation unit are electrically connected upon joining the first and second sections, and wherein each of the first and second sections has a portion of the conductive ink circuit..
A cartomizer for an electronic smoking article, an electronic smoking article capable of providing a smoking experience without combusting tobacco, and a method of achieving a smoking experience without combusting tobacco are disclosed. The cartomizer can include an annular fluid reservoir having an air flow channel therein; a liquid material within the fluid reservoir; and a heater, which surrounds the fluid reservoir and is operable to heat the fluid reservoir to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize the liquid material contained within the fluid reservoir to form a saturated vapor within the air flow channel..
|Electronic smoking article|
An electronic smoking article includes a first section containing a liquid supply reservoir 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 operable to deliver the liquid material to the heater, and a second section containing a power supply. The first section is connected to the second section at a breakaway connection.
|Electronic smoking article|
An electronic smoking article includes a first capillary aerosol generator and a second capillary aerosol generator. The first capillary aerosol generator produces an aerosol having a first particle size distribution and the second capillary aerosol generator produces an aerosol having a second particle size distribution..
|Electronic smoking article with improved storage and transport of aerosol precursor compositions|
The present disclosure relates to reservoirs for storing products in electronic smoking articles. The reservoir is manufactured from cellulose acetate fiber, thermoplastic fiber, non-thermoplastic fiber, or a combination thereof.
|Electronic smoking article having a vapor-enhancing apparatus and associated method|
A vapor-enhancing apparatus is provided for an electronic vapor smoking article. Such an apparatus includes a filter material and a tubular housing defining a lumen.
|Cartridge for an aerosol delivery device and method for 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.
|Electric heater for hookah|
Electric heat for generating smoke from tobacco or the like in a hookah type smoking pipe. Electric heat is obtained from an electrically powered heating element which may be placed proximate the tobacco.
|Spent cartridge detection method and system for an electronic smoking article|
The present disclosure relates to articles (and the manufacture thereof) that use electrical energy to heat a material to form an inhalable substance, the articles being sufficiently compact to be considered “hand-held” devices. In certain embodiments, the articles can particularly be characterized as smoking articles.
|Device for treating a smoking article|
A device (10) for treating at least a portion of a smoking article comprises: a base unit (12) including: one or more elongate chambers (16) for receiving at least a portion of a smoking article and one or more air plenums (22) in fluid communication with at least one of the one or more elongate chambers (16), wherein the one or more air plenums (22) comprises one or more annular channels, the one or more annular channels surrounding the elongate chambers (16) along at least a part of the length of the elongate chambers (16); a treatment unit (26) including one or more reservoirs (32) for containing a liquid treatment agent, wherein each reservoir (32) comprises means (36) for providing fluid communication with an inlet (24) of the one or more air plenums (22); and aerosol generating means (40) connected to the treatment unit (26) for forming an aerosol from the liquid treatment agent in the one or more reservoirs (32).. .
|Method and device for heating control of an electronic cigarette|
A method and device for heating control of an electronic cigarette are provided, wherein, the method includes steps as below: s1. Sensing whether there is a smoke signal via a sensor or a switch, if yes, executing step s2; s2.
|Filtered smoking article inspection system, and associated method|
An inspection system and associated method are provided for inspecting a smoking article having a smokable rod and a filter element serially secured together by a tipping material circumscribing a longitudinal periphery of the filter element and a portion of a longitudinal periphery of the smokable rod adjacent to the filter element. A transport device is configured to transport individual as-formed smoking articles from a first to a second position such that the tipping material associated with each smoking article is accessible at least about the portion of the longitudinal periphery of the smoking article.
|Package of smoking articles with a sliding opening and a hinged lid|
A package (1) of tobacco articles, having: an inner container (3), which houses a group (2) of tobacco articles, has an open top end (5), and has a lid (6) hinged to close the open top end (5), an outer container (4) housing the inner container (3) to allow the inner container (3) to slide with respect to the outer container (4) between a closed configuration and an open configuration, and a sealing flap (22) hinged to a top edge of a front wall (17) of the outer container (4) and movable between a work position, in which the sealing flap (22) is perpendicular to the front wall (17) of the outer container (4) and located beneath a top wall (12) of the lid (6) of the inner container (3), and a rest position, in which the sealing flap (22) is parallel to the front wall (17) of the outer container (4).. .
|Smoking article having a mouth end cavity with indicia|
According to the invention there is provided a smoking article (100) comprising a tobacco rod (104) and a mouthpiece 101). The mouthpiece (101) comprises at least one segment and a wrapper circumscribing the at least one segment and defining a mouth end cavity (106).
|Smoking articles and methods of manufacturing the same|
A smoking article including: a first part defining a first end surface, and a second part defining a second end surface. The first part is rotatable relative to the second part.
|Smoking article and method of manufacturing a smoking article|
Smoking article and method of manufacturing a smoking article a smoking article (10), comprises a first part, and a second part movable relative to the first part. An indexing mechanism comprises a first indexing surface (18) on one of the first part or second part; and a second indexing surface (19) on the other of the first and second parts.
|Electronic smoking article|
An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply region including liquid material and a heater-wick element operable to wick liquid material and heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol. The heater-wick element comprises a plurality of fused metal beads or particles..
|Electronic smoking article|
An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply region including liquid material and a heater-wick element operable to wick liquid material and heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol. The heater-wick element comprises two or more layers of electrically resistive mesh material..
|Electronic smoking article|
An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply region including liquid material and a heater-wick element operable to wick liquid material and heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol. The heater-wick element is formed of a carbon or graphite foam..
|Oral cancer risk scoring|
Neural net method of computing oral cancer risk based on inputs such as age, gender, smoking status, morphological characteristics of sampled cells, and levels of biomarkers in samples cells.. .
|Smoking articles and methods of manufacturing smoking articles|
A smoking article comprising a first part moveable relative to a second part, and defining an interface between the first and second parts located around the first part are provided, among other aspects. A cover is configured to cover the interface and obstruct ingress of air into the smoking article directly at the interface..
|Nicotine delivery product and method for producing it|
A nicotine delivery product comprising the reaction product of a nicotine/cation exchange resin complex and an organic polyol; and a method for preparing it comprising (a) mixing an aqueous suspension of a nicotine/cation exchange resin complex with an organic polyol or an aqueous solution thereof, and (b) removing water from the mixture to produce said nicotine delivery product. The nicotine delivery product has a nicotine release rate of at least 80% over a 10 minute period.
|Smoking article filter including polymeric insert|
A smoking article (10) comprises a polymeric insert (24) having a compressibility of less than about 100 n per 1.5 mm and formed of a dissolvable polymeric material comprising one or more water soluble polymers. Preferably, the polymeric insert within the smoking article (10) is in the form of a flow restriction element including a transverse barrier (28) with at least one orifice (38)..
|Method for modifying a base water matrix prior to adding a super absorbant acrylic based copolymer such as in order to form a flavored gelatinous composition suited for use with smoking devices|
A method for modifying a base water matrix, prior to the addition of a super absorbent copolymer in order to create a flavored and combustible gelatinous composition. A distilled water is provided, to which is added a percentage by volume or weight of a glycerin.
|Tobacco material containing non-isometric calcium carbonate microparticles|
A smoking article formed from a tobacco material that includes tobacco non-isometric precipitated calcium carbonate microparticles is provided. The non-isometric microparticles typically have a mean diameter of from about 50 nanometers to about 3 micrometers, in some embodiments from about 80 nanometers to about 1 micrometer, in some embodiments from about 100 nanometers to about 400 nanometers, and in some embodiments, from about 200 nanometers to about 300 nanometers.
|Cigarette mouthpiece with filter having multiple mini filter holes|
The cigarette mouthpiece with filter provides ease in smoking and enables the filtration of harmful substances like nicotine, tar, etc. Contained in the cigarette smoke.
|Sexual novelty device with a smoking pipe|
A sexual novelty device includes a mouthpiece and a penile band. The mouthpiece has a generally tubular housing that defines an inner chamber dimensioned for receiving a smoking pipe.
|Combination electric lighter and portable vaporization device|
A combination electric lighter and portable vaporization device that functions as a dual purpose apparatus permitting a user to carry a portable vaporization apparatus that additionally functions as an electric lighter. The apparatus includes an integrated electrical source and a versatile heating element.