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Date/App# patent app List of recent Smoking-related patents
02/04/16
20160029698 
 Electronic cigarette and information collection method patent thumbnailElectronic cigarette and information collection method
An electronic cigarette provided in the embodiments of the present application includes an electronic cigarette body. The electronic cigarette body is provided with a smoking end, an atomizer assembly for atomizing a cigarette liquid, and a battery assembly for supplying power to the atomizer assembly.
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co., Ltd


02/04/16
20160029697 
 Electronic smoking article patent thumbnailElectronic smoking article
An electronic smoking article (100) and a method of preventing unauthorized use of an electronic smoking article (100) are disclosed. The smoking article includes a power supply (120) operable to apply voltage to a heater (144) for heating a liquid; a lock-out feature configured to prevent unauthorized use of the smoking article (100), which disables the power supply to the heater (144) until the lock-out feature is unlocked by an authorized user; a mixing chamber (170) downstream of the heater (144); and at least one air inlet (160) operable to deliver air drawn into the mixing chamber (170), the air being mixed with the volatilized liquid material in the mixing chamber (170) to form an aerosol..
Altria Client Services Llc


02/04/16
20160029693 
 Systems and methods for mobile software clinical smoking cessation platform patent thumbnailSystems and methods for mobile software clinical smoking cessation platform
The object of the present invention is to provide a system and method to enable a person wishing to quit smoking to carry with him a smoking cessation device that will assist the user in behavior modification, and in particular curbing and dealing with nicotine cravings. The current invention makes use of widely available and familiar infrastructure of hand held devices such as cellular phones and cellular networks.
Click Therapeutics, Inc.


02/04/16
20160029690 
 Smoking article and method patent thumbnailSmoking article and method
A smoking article provides one or more sheets of material that can be rolled and packaged, at least one sheet including cellulose. In one embodiment, cellulose and tobacco sheet material are separately rolled layers that can optionally be wrapped around a form casing (or pre-rolled inside) and then packaged.
Blunt Wrap U.s.a., Inc.


01/28/16
20160021933 
 Aerosol-generating system with a replaceable mouthpiece cover patent thumbnailAerosol-generating system with a replaceable mouthpiece cover
An aerosol-generating device is provided, including a housing containing or configured to receive an aerosol-forming substrate; an outlet formed in the housing, wherein in use aerosol generated from the aerosol-forming substrate is delivered through the outlet, wherein the housing includes a first wall surrounding the outlet and a second wall surrounding the first wall such that an open-ended annular recess is defined between the first and second walls, the annular recess being suitable for retaining a compliant mouthpiece cover to the housing. In use, the mouthpiece cover is placed into a user's mouth in order to directly inhale an aerosol generated by the aerosol-generating device.
Quai Jeanrenaud 3


01/28/16
20160021931 
 Electronic smoking article patent thumbnailElectronic smoking article
An electronic smoking article is disclosed, which includes an outer housing extending in a longitudinal direction; a micro pump system configured to pump a liquid material contained within a liquid supply reservoir through an outlet of the supply reservoir into a capillary; the capillary having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet in communication with the outlet of the liquid supply reservoir; a heating arrangement operable to heat the capillary to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize the liquid material contained within the capillary; a power supply operable to apply voltage to the micro pump gas cell to generate a gas to drive the liquid material out of the liquid supply reservoir into the inlet of the capillary; at least one air inlet; and whereby air is mixed with the volatilized material to form an aerosol.. .
Altria Client Services Llc.


01/28/16
20160021927 
 Disintegrable capsule, manufacturing  same, and smoking equipment containing said disintegrable capsule patent thumbnailDisintegrable capsule, manufacturing same, and smoking equipment containing said disintegrable capsule
Wherein (y) represents distance/outer diameter ratio, where the distance represents the distance (mm) that is deformed to reach the maximum load, when the capsule is ruptured over the press under the condition of 22° c., 80% rh.. .

01/21/16
20160015080 
 Smoking product wrapping material having improved smouldering properties patent thumbnailSmoking product wrapping material having improved smouldering properties
Disclosed is a smoking article wrapping material comprising a base wrapping material to which has been applied, at least in discrete zones, a composition comprising a mechanically fragmented, chemically crosslinked polysaccharide having a particle size (weighted average) in the range from 1 to 1000 μm for the dry product; a process for production thereof; and a smoking article comprising the smoking article wrapping material described.. .
Glatz Feinpapiere Julius Glatz Gmbh


01/21/16
20160015078 
 Modification of bacterial profile of tobacco patent thumbnailModification 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.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


01/14/16
20160007647 
 Smoking article with colour shifting marking patent thumbnailSmoking article with colour shifting marking
smoking articles include a colour shifting marking. The marking may be provided on a wrapper, such as a plug wrap, a smokable material wrap, or a tipping paper wrap.
Philip Morris Products, S.a.


01/07/16
20160002250 

Polymorphs and salts of a compound


Disclosed are novel crystalline polymorphic forms of 4-(4-(imidazo[1,2-b]pyridazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-5-(pyridin-4-yl)furan-3(2h)-one and salts thereof, methods of preparing the crystalline polymorphic forms and salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the crystalline polymorphic forms and salts thereof, and methods of treating cns disorders, eating disorders, obesity, compulsive gambling, sexual disorders, narcolepsy, sleep disorders, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, schizophrenia, schizo-affective conditions, huntington's disease, bipolar disorders, dystonic conditions and tardive dyskinesia, or for use in smoking cessation treatment in a patient using the crystalline polymorphic forms and salts thereof.. .
Forum Pharmaceuticals Inc.


01/07/16
20160000695 

Methods and compositions for treatment of halitosis


Methods and compositions for treatment of halitosis are provided. Devices and methods, such as a palatal patch, including a tablet or strip having a bioadhesive component and active ingredients are further provided.

01/07/16
20160000144 

Method and system for using an inner pack frame to contain loose elongated smoking articles in a hinge lid pack


A method of manufacturing a hinge lid pack for containing loose elongated smoking articles is disclosed, the method includes forming a box and a lid connected to the box about a hinge line extending across a back wall of the pack. The box can include a front wall, a left side wall, a right side wall, a back wall, and a bottom wall, and the lid can include a lid top wall, a lid left side wall, a lid right side wall, and a lid back wall.
Altria Client Services Inc.


01/07/16
20160000143 

Adult hidden tobacco or smoking system


The embodiments herein provide a system for a secretive storage of a tobacco smoking kit. The tobacco smoking kit is hidden in a toy-like structure for secretive storage, preservation, grinding, rolling and smoking of tobacco.

01/07/16
20160000141 

Smoking article having hidden indicia


smoking articles include a marking that includes an indicia that is hidden when viewed from certain angles and visually distinct when viewed from other angles. The marking may be provided on a wrapper, such as a plug wrap, a smokable material wrap, or a tipping paper wrap.
Philip Morris Products, S.a.


12/31/15
20150375923 

Easy opening reclose systems for cigarette packaging


The present invention is related to a reclosable pack (1) of smoking articles (2), said pack comprising a sealed enclosure having a front wall, a back wall, two side walls (7), a top-end wall (8) and a bottom-end wall (6), said enclosure comprising a flexible packaging laminate around a bundle of smoking articles (2), the laminate having a built-in easy-opening access comprising a permanently tacky adhesive (3) sandwiched between two film structures, said structures comprising an outer score line (13) formed through the thickness of the outer layer structure (12) and an inner score line (14) formed through the thickness of the inner layer structure (9), both delimiting separable opening portions, in which a region of the outer opening portion between the outer (13) and inner (14) score lines is attached to an underlying surface of the inner structure via a permanently tacky adhesive (3), the outer opening portion being peelable from the underlying surface of the inner layer structure (9) to build an opening flap (4), and the outer opening portion being re-attachable to the underlying surface of the inner structure (9) via said permanently tacky adhesive for reclosing, in use, the opening access, wherein the permanently tacky adhesive (3), in use, remains located after being peeled on the underlying surface of the inner structure (9) and wherein the permanently tacky adhesive layer (3) is patterned and located on the surface delimited by the outer score line (13) and the inner score line (14).. .
Amcor Flexibles


12/31/15
20150374039 

Electronic cigarettes having squeezable e-liquid tank


The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette includes: a first tubular body forming a vaporizer chamber, a removable mouth piece disposed on the first tubular body, a vaporizer assembly disposed inside of vaporizer chamber, having a positive terminal with an e-liquid conduit hole, a negative terminal, 2 sets of e-liquid media, and 2 heating wires wound around e-liquid media, a squeezable e-liquid tank adapted for storing e-liquid with an e-liquid conduit to provide e-liquid to e-liquid media in vaporizer chamber, a second tubular body forming a squeezable e-liquid tank container; and a connecting and sealing assembly for connecting first tubular body and second tubular body.

12/31/15
20150374035 

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 comprises an aerosol-forming liquid which is adapted to deliver aerosol-forming liquid to a heating device and a downstream chamber or zone containing an functional composition comprising one or more organoleptic components such as a taste, fragrance and/or nicotine delivery components.
Loec, Inc.


12/31/15
20150374033 

Easy-opening reclose systems for cigarette packaging


The present invention discloses a reclosable pack (1) of smoking articles, said pack comprising a sealed enclosure having a front wall, a back wall, two side walls (7), a top-end wall (8) and a bottom-end wall (6), said enclosure comprising a flexible packaging laminate around a bundle of smoking articles (2), the laminate comprising a built-in easy-opening access, said laminate comprising a permanently tacky adhesive layer (3) sandwiched between an inner layer structure (9) and an outer layer structure (12) comprising an outer score line (13) formed through the thickness of the outer layer structure (12) and an inner score line (14) formed through the thickness of the inner layer structure (9), both delimiting separable opening portions, in which a region of the outer opening portion between the outer and inner score lines (13, 14) is attached to an underlying surface of the inner layer structure (9) via a permanently tacky adhesive (3), the outer opening portion being peelable from the underlying surface of the inner layer structure (9) to build an opening flap (4), and the outer opening portion being re-attachable to the underlying surface of the inner layer structure (9) via said permanently tacky adhesive (3) for reclosing, in use, the opening access, wherein said opening access is exclusively located at the top-end wall (8) of the sealed enclosure.. .
Amcor Flexibles


12/31/15
20150374032 

Smoking device for organic material


A plurality of threaded tubes having an internal surface, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end, the plurality of threaded tubes including internal threads on the internal surface proximate the first end, and second internal threads proximate the second end. A plurality of threaded connecting rings having an external surface is included, the plurality of threaded connecting rings having threads around the exterior surface that threadably mate with the corresponding internal threads on two of the plurality of threaded tubes.

12/31/15
20150374031 

Segmented cigarette filter for selective smoke filtration


A method of making a filter element configured for use in a smoking article comprises selecting at least one finish composition configured to selectively filter at least one target component of mainstream aerosol, and applying the finish composition to a fibrous material.. .
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


12/31/15
20150374029 

Apparatus for inserting objects into a filter component of a smoking article and associated method


Apparatuses are provided for manufacturing a rod member for a cigarette filter element. Each rod member defines a longitudinal axis and includes a generally longitudinally-extending filter material and a plurality of objects disposed therein along the longitudinal axis.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


12/24/15
20150371788 

Lithium ion capacitor


Provided is a lithium ion capacitor that is capable, during internal short circuiting, of suppressing an increase in capacitor temperature and controlling the onset of gasification, smoking and ignition, and of having preferably both low resistance (i.e., high output density) and high cycle characteristics. The lithium ion capacitor comprises an electrode laminated body stored in a casing together with a non-aqueous electrolytic solution containing a lithium ion-containing electrolyte; wherein the electrode laminated body is laminated so that a negative electrode collector having a negative electrode active material comprised of a carbon material, and a positive electrode body having a positive electrode active material face each other through a laminated separator where a polyolefin porous membrane and an insulating porous membrane are laminated; and characterized in that the insulating porous membrane is in contact with the negative electrode body..
Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha


12/24/15
20150366268 

Electronic smoking device


An electronic smoking system (50) is disclose that comprises a mobile telephone (52) having a carrying case (152) and an electronic smoking apparatus (100) that fits within the carrying case.. .

12/24/15
20150366266 

Electronic cigarette controller and electronic cigarette


An electronic cigarette controller includes a control chip. The control chip includes: a smoking detecting module used for detecting a capacitance change of an external mouthpiece; a control module used for sending drive and control signals according to the smoking signal, or stopping sending drive and control signals according to the standby signal; a drive module used for receiving the drive and control signals and outputting electric current to drive the electronic cigarette to work; and a tobacco liquid detecting module used for sampling an amount value of a tobacco liquid of the electronic cigarette and determining whether the amount value of the tobacco liquid is less than a preset reference value, if yes, the control module stops sending the drive and control signals.
Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited


12/24/15
20150366250 

System and altering the perceived flavor of a liquid or vapor passing into the mouth


A system and method of inducing sensory deception in a person eating, drinking or smoking a consumable product. When many products are eaten, drunk or smoked, those objects are taken into the mouth with a plastic object.

12/17/15
20150359385 

Grill and smoker convertible configuration device and method


A grill converter device may include a plurality of cover sections. Each cover section may be removably connected to each other cover section by a plurality of fasteners.

12/17/15
20150359265 

Electronic cigarette


An electronic cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body. The electronic cigarette body is provided with an atomizer assembly for atomizing a cigarette liquid; a battery assembly for supplying power to the atomizer assembly; an airflow sensing assembly for sensing a smoking action; and a control module for controlling the battery assembly to supply power to the atomizer assembly.
Kimree Hi-tech Inc.


12/17/15
20150359260 

Method and manufacturing filters for smoking articles


There is provided a method and apparatus for manufacturing filters for smoking articles. The method comprises providing hollow tubes (309) of filter material.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


12/17/15
20150359259 

Segmented smoking article with substrate cavity


A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


12/17/15
20150359258 

Smoking articles containing polymers of polycarboxylic acid esters


Disclosed is a smoking article containing a rod containing a smokable composition, an optional wrapper for the rod, and at least one polymer or oligomer comprising monomer units of a polycarboxylic acid ester disposed on or in the rod, the wrapper, or both. The polycarboxylic acid ester contains an acid moiety having at least two carboxylic groups, and at least two alcohol moieties independently selected from those corresponding to a cycloalkyl alcohol or an aryl alcohol.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


12/10/15
20150356470 

System for facilitating ride-sharing transactions between travelers willing to directly share expenses


A method is disclosed that matches travelers for ride sharing according to personal preferences, such as smoking, music, allergies, drive sharing, expense sharing, number of riders, and gender, as well as basic trip details. In preferred embodiments the method is accessed via a website, and trips can be over any distance and/or by any land, air, or water vehicle.

12/10/15
20150352070 

Methods of treating diseases associated with high-fat diet and vitamin a deficiency using retinoic acid receptor agonists


This invention relates to pharmaceutical composition and methods of using vitamin a and/or rarb agonist for the treatment or prevention of diseases or conditions associated with high fat diet and/or vitamin deficiency. After smoking, high fat diet is said to be the second most lethal habit, causing 300,000 deaths each year in the u.s.
Cornell University


12/10/15
20150351457 

Electronic cigarette and adjusting flow rate of gas flow of electronic cigarette


An electronic cigarette comprises a cigarette rod with a battery, an atomizer configured to atomize tobacco oil contained therein, and an airflow path configured to enable the air to flow into the atomizer. A pressure regulating valve unit arranged in the airflow path includes a floating sphere configured to close or open the airflow path according to an airflow direction and to adjust the airflow rate flowing into the airflow path.
Kimree Hi-tech Inc.


12/10/15
20150351453 

Smoking apparatus accessory and using the same


A smoking apparatus is provided. The smoking apparatus includes a main body having a first end and a second end, the first end defining a concave interior surface.

12/10/15
20150351451 

Smoking article and a manufacturing a smoking article


A smoking article comprises a first filter section, and a second filter section located downstream of the first filter section. The first filter section comprises a material with a first pressure drop per unit length, the second filter section comprises a material with a second pressure drop per unit length, and the second pressure drop per unit length is greater than the first pressure drop per unit length.
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


12/03/15
20150348256 

Inspection system


An imaging module takes an image of an area which includes the tipping paper, the filter and the cigarette roll of a smoking article seated on the rolling drum. A processing module processes the image taken by the imaging module.
British American Tobacco Korea Manufacturing Limited


12/03/15
20150344456 

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 mucic acid, 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and crystalline polymorphic forms of nicotine 4-acetamidobenzoate, nicotine gentisate, and nicotine 1-hydroxy-2-naphthoate are described.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


12/03/15
20150342941 

Pirfenidone therapy and inducers of cytochrome p450


The present invention relates to methods involving avoiding adverse drug interactions with pirfenidone and cyp inducers, such as smoking.. .
Intermune, Inc.


12/03/15
20150342256 

Electronic cigarette


The present invention provides an electronic cigarette, including a cartridge, an atomizer device, and a cartridge fixing element to detachably connect the cartridge to the atomizer device. A cartridge body can be switched to be in a pre-mounting position and a mounting position to engage the cartridge fixing element.
Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited


12/03/15
20150342254 

Smoking article comprising an airflow directing element


A smoking article is provided, having a mouth end and a distal end, including a heat source; an aerosol-forming substrate; an airflow directing element including an air-permeable segment downstream of said substrate and defining an airflow pathway; and at least one air inlet for drawing air into said segment, wherein said pathway includes a first portion extending from said inlet towards said substrate and a second portion extending from said substrate towards said mouth end, wherein said first portion is defined by a low resistance-to-draw portion of said segment that extends from proximate to said inlet to an upstream end of said segment, and said segment further comprises a high resistance-to-draw portion that extends from proximate to said inlet to a downstream end of said segment, and the ratio of the resistance-to-draw of said high portion to said low portion is higher than 1:1 and lower than about 50:1.. .
Philip Morris Products S.a.


12/03/15
20150342251 

Bowl badge smoke snuffer


A device consisting of a string, a rubber band, and a piece of paper. One end of string is attached to a rubber band and the other end of string is attached to a piece of paper through hole punched into the paper.

12/03/15
20150342249 

Filter material for a filter element of a smoking article, and associated system and method


A method and associated system are provided for forming a biodegradable filter material for a filter element of a smoking article, wherein the method involves combining cellulose acetate fibers with regenerated cellulose fibers, drawing the combined cellulose acetate fibers and regenerated cellulose fibers to form drawn combined fibers, and crimping the drawn combined fibers to form a mixed fiber tow. An associated filter material for the filter element of a smoking article is also provided..
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


12/03/15
20150342248 

Smoking article


A smoking article comprises a first part (111) comprising a source of smokable material, a second part (112) comprising a filter section and configured to be rotatable relative to the first part, a first indexing surface (116) on the first part and a second indexing surface (306) on the second part configured to engage to index the rotation between the first and second parts, and wherein the smoking article comprises a first spacing section (310a) and a second spacing section (310b), wherein the second indexing surface is configured to be movable between the first and second spacing sections, wherein the second indexing surface is supported in a radial position relative to the first indexing surface defined at least partially by at least one of the first or second spacing sections, and wherein a leading edge of the first and second spacing sections are connected.. .
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


12/03/15
20150342239 

Method for smoking meat


A method for smoking meat comprises applying a dry smoke powder to an exterior surface of a meat to create a treated meat, inserting the treated meat into a cooking bag, sealing the cooking bag to create a bagged meat, and cooking the bagged meat with steam to a desired internal temperature of the meat.. .
Hormel Foods Corporation


12/03/15
20150342227 

Combination of drying and smoking


The present invention relates to a line comprising an oven and a drying chamber. The present invention further relates to a process how to cook s food product..
Gea Food Solutions Bakel B.v.


11/26/15
20150335068 

Smoking article


A smoking article comprises a first part, a second part movable relative to the first part. At least one of the first or second parts comprises a section of sheet material wrapped around one or more rod articles, wherein the section of sheet material comprises a circumferentially leading edge and/or a trailing edge.
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


11/26/15
20150335067 

Smoking article


A smoking article, comprises a first and a second engaging surface (233a, 233b) spaced circumferentially, and a control element (250) movable between the first and second engaging surfaces. A ventilation area (270) is configured to be selectively covered by the movable control element.
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


11/26/15
20150335066 

Smoking article


A smoking article comprises a first part (111) comprising a source of smokable material and a second part (112) comprising a rod article and configured to be rotatable relative to the first part. A first indexing surface (116) on the first part and a second indexing surface (304) on the second part are configured to engage to index the rotation between the first and second parts.
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


11/26/15
20150335063 

Catalyst to reduce carbon monoxide in the mainstream smoke of a cigarette


Cut filler compositions, cigarette paper, cigarette filters, cigarettes, methods for making cigarettes and methods for smoking cigarettes are provided, which involve the use of a catalyst capable converting carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The catalyst comprises nanoscale metal and/or metal oxide particles supported on high surface area support particles.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


11/19/15
20150329520 

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..
Pfizer Inc.


11/19/15
20150329227 

Process for producing a pack of smoking articles


The invention provides a process for producing a pack of smoking articles, such as cigarettes, which comprises: assembling packaging material, such as a packaging blank, around a charge of smoking articles to form a pack enclosing the charge smoking articles. The assembled pack includes a container portion to hold the charge of smoking articles, a lid in hinged connection with the container portion which is movable between a closed position for preventing access to the smoking articles in the container portion and an open position for accessing the smoking articles, and a magnetic closure having a first magnetic closure element and a second magnetic closure element which are configured and arranged to exert a magnetic force for holding the lid in the closed position.
Jt International S.a.


11/19/15
20150327596 

Electronic smoking device and data exchange applications


An electronic smoking system includes an electronic smoking device; a pack communicatively linked to the device, the pack configured to hold the device; and a computer communicatively linked to the pack and to at least one communication channel; wherein the communication channel is configured to share data with at least one of a social network, a vendor, a clinical monitoring program, or a data collection program.. .
Loec, Inc.


11/19/15
20150327592 

Improvements relating to smoking article assembly


A modular apparatus for smoking article assembly comprises a plurality of modules and a plurality of respective interface units, and a controller to control said plurality of modules via said interface units. The modular apparatus is configured to cause received rods of smokable material to undergo a first sequence of operations.
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


11/12/15
20150320111 

Container with guide element for adhesive


The present invention relates to a container (1) for consumer goods, in particular smoking articles (2), comprising container walls, wherein the container is formed from a blank. At least one container wall (9) comprises a fluid guide element (16,17, 18), wherein the at least one container wall is formed from a panel of the blank.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


11/12/15
20150320109 

Smoking article with polymer-containing smokable materials


The present disclosure teaches systems and methods for a polymer based smoking substitute material. Polyalkylene carbonates are clean burning polymers which have a range of glass transition temperatures and other properties.
Chemical Commercial Development, Llc


11/12/15
20150320107 

Tobacco-derived casing composition


The invention provides a tobacco composition for use in a smoking article or a smokeless tobacco composition that comprises an extract derived from a component of a plant of the nicotiana species. The invention also provides smoking articles and smokeless tobacco compositions that include the extracts described herein, and methods for preparing extracts derived from a component of a plant of the nicotiana species for addition to a tobacco composition..
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


11/05/15
20150313284 

Electronic smoke apparatus


An electronic smoke apparatus comprising an inhale sensor, a smoke source containing vapor-able smoke flavored substances, an electric heater for heating up the smoke flavored substances, and a power management controller to control power supply to operate the heater; wherein the power management controller is to adaptively supply operating power to the heater according to characteristics of a smoking inhaling event detected at said inhale sensor.. .
Smart Chip Microelectronic Co. Limited


11/05/15
20150313282 

Electronic smoking article


The present disclosure provides an aerosol delivery device including a housing formed of one body or a plurality of bodies; one or more primary function elements, said primary function elements being configured for aerosol delivery; and at least one secondary function element that is not configured for aerosol delivery. The secondary function element can be selected from the group consisting of an accessory housing, an accessory rail, a clip, a writing instrument, an ink reservoir, a stylus, a bottle opener, a cutting instrument, a nail file, a screw driver, a chewable appendage, and combinations thereof.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


11/05/15
20150313281 

Smoking article with an airflow directing element comprising an aerosol-modifying agent


There is provided a smoking article having a mouth end and a distal end, the smoking article including a combustible carbonaceous heat source; an aerosol-forming substrate; at least one air inlet downstream of the aerosol-forming substrate; an airflow pathway extending between the at least one air inlet and the mouth end of the smoking article; and an airflow directing element downstream of the aerosol-forming substrate. The airflow directing element defines a first portion of the airflow pathway extending from the at least one air inlet towards the aerosol-forming substrate and a second portion of the airflow pathway extending downstream from the first portion towards the mouth end of the smoking article.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


11/05/15
20150313280 

System comprising a simulated cigarette device and a refill unit


A simulated smoking device (1) comprising a simulated cigarette having a substantially cylindrical cigarette-like shape and a refill device (2, 50) having a substantially cuboid housing with a cigarette pack-like shape containing refill gas (32, 59) for the simulated cigarette and having means for selectively retaining the simulated cigarette. The simulated cigarette may be retained wholly within the housing.
Kind Consumer Limited


11/05/15
20150313279 

Extinguisher for a smoking article


There is provided a portable extinguisher for extinguishing a single smoking article at a time. The extinguisher includes an outer vessel, an inner sleeve, an opening, and a lid.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


11/05/15
20150313278 

Insertable filter unit


An insertable filter unit for insertion into a smoking article filter having a recess, wherein the insertable filter unit comprises an outer casing defining a cavity for storing a smoke modifying agent, and wherein the insertable filter unit is arranged to be inserted into the recess of the smoking article filter by a user.. .
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


11/05/15
20150313277 

Process for making a continuous structure of an encapsulated material


A method for providing an encapsulated flavorant or chemesthetic agent in a smoking article includes forming an emulsion including: (i) a first aqueous solution, comprising one or more cross-linkable polysaccharides; and (ii) a hydrophobic additive comprising one or more flavorants or chemesthetic agents. The method also includes extruding the emulsion into a second aqueous solution in the form of an elongated structure, cross-linking at least a portion of the one or more cross-linkable polysaccharides, removing the cross-linked elongated structure from the second aqueous solution, introducing the cross-linked elongated structure into a filter, or into a rod including a smoking composition, or both; and forming the filter or the rod of the smoking composition into a smoking article.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


11/05/15
20150313275 

Liquid aerosol formulation of an electronic smoking article


A liquid aerosol formulation for an electronic smoking article includes an aerosol former, optionally water, nicotine, and an acid. The acid can include one or more of pyruvic acid, formic acid, oxalic acid, glycolic acid, acetic acid, isovaleric acid, valeric acid, propionic acid, octanoic acid, lactic acid, levulinic acid, sorbic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, succinic acid, citric acid, benzoic acid, oleic acid, aconitic acid, butyric acid, cinnamic acid, decanoic acid, 3,7-diemthyl-6-octenoic acid, 1-glutamic acid, heptanoic acid, hexanoic acid, 3-hexenoic acid, trans-2-hexenoic acid, isobutyric acid, lauric acid, 2-methylbutyric acid, 2-methylvaleric acid, myristic acid, nonanoic acid, palmitic acid, 4-pentenoic acid, phenylacetic acid, 3-phenylpropionic acid, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid and sulfuric acid..
Altria Client Services, Inc.


11/05/15
20150313248 

System for smoking food


Systems and methods for smoking food are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for smoking food includes a first container configured for containing an article of food.
Cargill, Incorporated


10/29/15
20150310760 

System and smoking cessation


A system and method for smoking cessation is disclosed. The method includes receiving a plurality of smoking events and cravings from a user through an electronic device, transmitting to the electronic device one or more queries for each of the plurality of smoking events, each of the one or more queries prompting the user to enter information related to each smoking event, receiving the information related to each smoking event from the electronic device, generating a user smoking event metrics based at least in part on the information, and evaluating the user smoking event metrics against a plurality of smoking cessation badge conditions, each smoking cessation badge condition identifying a smoking cessation badge..
Mobilify Technology, Inc.


10/29/15
20150307262 

Packet for smoking articles and making the packet


A packet for smoking articles includes an outer container, substantially shaped as a parallelepiped having an open top end and a hinged lid, which can rotate between positions for opening and closing the, open top end and which is defined by a rear wail a front wall, two side walls and a top wall. One bottom edge of the front wall is integral with a reinforcement wall which is folded by 180° around the edge and which is positioned in abutment against the inside surface of the front wall.
G.d S.p.a.


10/29/15
20150306778 

Methods and apparatuses for preparing shawarma, gyros and doner kebab sandwiches and meals


Methods and apparatuses for preparing sandwiches (subs, wraps) and meal, such as shawarma, gyros and doner kebab sandwiches and meals. The apparatus includes a grilling mechanism, a smoking mechanism, a slicing mechanism, sandwich and meal assembly mechanism, sandwich wrapping and packing mechanism and accepting money and credit card mechanism.

10/22/15
20150299276 

Alpha-conotoxin peptide, pharmaceutical composition and use thereof


The present invention provides a novel α-conotoxin peptide, pharmaceutical composition and use thereof. The present invention further provides a propeptide of the conotoxin peptide, a nucleic acid construct, expression vector and transformed cell of the conotoxin peptide as well as a fused protein of the conotoxin peptide.
Hainan University


10/22/15
20150296888 

Electronic cigarette


An electronic cigarette comprising a power supply (30) and a light source (40) used for emulating a burning cigarette, also comprising a control module (50) connected to the power supply (30) and to the light source (40). The light source (40) comprises multiple light-emitting units.
Kimree Hi-tech Inc.


10/22/15
20150296882 

Smoking article with removable cap


There is provided a smoking article having a mouth end and a distal end, the smoking article including a heat source positioned at the distal end; an aerosol-forming substrate adjacent to the heat source; and a cap configured to at least partially cover the heat source. The cap is attached at a line of weakness to the distal end, including a cylindrical plug of material circumscribed by a wrapper, and is removable to expose the heat source prior to use of the smoking article..
Philip Morris Products S.a.


10/22/15
20150296880 

Covered ashtray


A covered ashtray having an opening in one sidewall or a cover thereof, which permits a tip of a lit smoking article, such as for example a cigar or cigarette, to be suspended within the interior of the ashtray. Retention structure may be provided to securely retain the smoking article in position in the opening.
Archimedes Invent Group, Llc


10/22/15
20150296878 

Filter for a smoking article


A filter for a smoking article has a first filter section comprising a filter material and a smoke modifying additive disposed in an axial region thereof and a second filter section connected to the first filter section and having at least one channel located in an axial region thereof for directing smoke, in use, through the axial region of the first filter section. The smoke modifying additive can comprise a flavourant such as menthol and the second filter section can comprise a tubular section of fibrous filter material.
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


10/22/15
20150296877 

Impermeable bead in hollow cigarette filter tube


There is provided a filter for a smoking article, the filter including a hollow tube of filter material having an outer diameter and an inner diameter. The filter further includes a flow restrictor disposed in the hollow tube.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


10/22/15
20150296876 

Smoking article


The invention relates to a smoking article (10). In particular, the invention relates to a smoking article (10) having a first part (11) which is moveable relative to a second part (12).
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


10/22/15
20150296875 

Smoking article with transparent wrapper


A method of manufacturing a smoking article (10) comprises providing a mouthpiece (14) and an aerosol generating substrate (12) in axial alignment with the mouthpiece (14). The mouthpiece (14) includes one or more segments (16) and a substantially transparent wrapper (18) circumscribing at least a portion of the one or more segments (16).
Philip Morris Products S.a.


10/22/15
20150296873 

Treatment of tobacco material


A method is provided for treating a tobacco material, comprising treating the tobacco material by steam hydrolysis. Also provided is a tobacco material which has been treated by such a method, or a derivative thereof, and a smoking article which comprises a tobacco material treated by such a method..
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


10/22/15
20150296872 

Treatment of tobacco material


A method is provided for treating a tobacco material, comprising treating the tobacco material with an ionic liquid. Also provided is a tobacco material which has been treated by such a method, or a derivative thereof, and a smoking article which comprises a tobacco material treated by such a method..
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


10/22/15
20150296870 

Treatment of tobacco material


A method is provided for treating a tobacco material, wherein the method comprises treating the tobacco material with subcritical water. Also provided is a tobacco material which has been treated by such a method, or a derivative thereof, and a smoking article which comprises a tobacco material treated by such a method..
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


10/22/15
20150296869 

Treatment of tobacco material


A method is provided for treating a tobacco material. The method comprises treating tobacco material with a combination of protease enzymes with different optimal operating conditions and adjusting the operating conditions during the enzyme incubation period.
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


10/22/15
20150296816 

Method and cold smoking meat or seafood


An apparatus is provided for curing and more specifically for cold smoking meat or seafood with a blend of filtered smoke from an organic smoking material such as softwoods such as pine or tropical palms such as coconut wood or such as mixed wood sawdust from a sawmill, that are not traditionally used for smoking seafood or meat due to the harsh flavor imparted by their smoke, and unfiltered smoke from a second organic smoking material such as hardwood smoke, or other pleasant flavor-imparting smoke. The blending of filtered smoke from a first organic smoking material such as coniferous softwood, tropical palm wood or mixed sawdust from a sawmill with unfiltered pleasant flavor-imparting smoke from the second organic smoking material reduces the cost of the smoking and curing process and allows versatility in application in terms of preservative properties and flavor imparted to the cured meat or seafood..
Sea Delight Europe, Sl


10/15/15
20150289566 

Method and manufacturing smoking article components having a removable wrap


A method and apparatus are provided for manufacturing multi-component segments for smoking articles, each having a removable wrap. The method includes feeding a stream of heat sources and aerosol-forming substrates along a moving delivery path; compacting into groups at least one heat source and an aerosol-forming substrate, each group corresponding to at least one multi-segment component, each multi-segment component having a first end adjacent the heat source and a second end adjacent the aerosol-forming substrate; wrapping the heat sources and aerosol-forming substrates in a web of material, said web having spaced apart lines of weakness; aligning each line of weakness proximate to a respective heat source; and cutting said web at a position proximate to the first end of the at least one multi-segment component, wherein at least a portion of said web forms a removable wrap being removable by breaking the wrapper at the respective line of weakness..

10/15/15
20150289563 

Smoking pipe


A smoking pipe with a jacket containing an inner glass tube. The glass tube has a hole in its wall that aligns with a hole in the jacket.

10/15/15
20150289562 

Filter segment comprising an acetate salt and glycerine


A smoking article comprising a filter segment, the filter segment comprising a tow material and triacetin, wherein the filter segment further comprises an amino acid acetate salt and glycerine. The amino acid acetate salt and glycerine stabilise the triacetin in order to maintain the structural firmness of the tow material..

10/15/15
20150289561 

Smoking article including flow restrictor


There is provided a filter for a smoking article, the filter including a filter segment of filter material and a flow restrictor. The flow restrictor is embedded in the filter segment and surrounded on all sides by the filter material.

10/08/15
20150282521 

Menthol cigarette


Cigarettes are provided which contain a filtering system and flavorants encapsulated with polyvinyl acetate, wherein deactivation of a sorbent by the flavorant is reduced through the encapsulation of the flavorant within the polyvinyl acetate. A preferred flavorant is menthol.

10/01/15
20150273251 

Fire sack


The present invention provides a fire sack for the quick and safe extinguishing of household, office, retail, commercial, and medical appliance and device fires. The fire sack includes an outer layer of sturdy canvas and an inner layer of fire-retardant material, preferably wool fire blanket material.

10/01/15
20150272226 

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.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


10/01/15
20150272225 

Smoking articles and use thereof for yielding inhalation materials


The present invention describes articles, such as smoking articles, that can provide an inhalable substance in a form suitable for inhalation by a consumer. The article comprises a cartridge with an inhalable substance medium therein, control housing that includes an electrical energy source and an electrical power source, and a heating member that may be located in either the cartridge or the control housing.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


10/01/15
20150272213 

Wrapping pouch for a smoking pipe


A wrapping pouch for a smoking pipe is a device for securely storing smoking paraphernalia on a smoking pipe. The device features a flexible fabric strap that may be wrapped around the smoking pipe as well as at least one accessory pocket for storing various paraphernalia such as lighters, tobacco, and medical marijuana.

10/01/15
20150272208 

Biodegradable cigarette filter


A biodegradable bi-component fiber may include a polyhydroxyalkanoate and/or polylactic acid with cellulose acetate and/or plasticized cellulose acetate for use in a filter material configured for use in a filter of a smoking article. The bi-component fiber may have a sheath-core construction where one component of the bi-component forms the core, and the other component forms the sheath of each fiber.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company


10/01/15
20150272207 

Tobacco smoke filter


A tip for a smoking article such as a cigar is disclosed. The tip comprises a longitudinally extending element comprising a plurality of bicomponent fibres which define at least one channel extending longitudinally of the element..
Essentra Filter Products Development Co. Pte. Ltd


10/01/15
20150272206 

Smoking article with contoured filter portion


A smoking article includes a contoured filter element having a cylindrical rod end portion and a cylindrical mouth end portion and a contoured portion between the cylindrical rod end portion and the cylindrical mouth end portion. The contoured portion defines an exterior surface of the smoking article and having a first cross-sectional area that is less than a cross-sectional area of either the cylindrical rod end portion or the cylindrical mouth end portion..
Philip Morris Products, S.a.


10/01/15
20150272205 

Cutting use in the tobacco industry


A rotary shear cutting apparatus to cut discrete non-rectangular portions from a web of smoking article sheet material, comprises a first rotary carrier provided with a first cutting edge and a second rotary carrier provided with a second cutting edge, wherein said first and second cutting edges are configured to cooperate during rotation of said first and second rotary carriers to cut a non-rectangular portion from the web.. .
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


10/01/15
20150272203 

Smoking article wrapper and making a smoking article


smoking article wrapper and method of making a smoking article a smoking article component comprises a curved sheet wrapper of weight 40 gsm or more that includes a plurality of lines of strength discontinuity at which the wrapper presents a visually discernable non-uniformity in its curvature. The wrapper can be used for example to wrap the filter of a cigarette as a plug wrap for the filter so as to comprise a wrapper of weight 80 gsm or more..
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


10/01/15
20150272201 

Process of treating tobacco for the development of distinctive organoleptic properties, uses thereof and smoking article


The present invention relates to a process of treating tobacco for the development of distinctive organoleptic properties, wherein said process comprises the following steps: (a) inserting the previously moistened tobacco to be treated in a closed vessel; (b) monitoring the treatment environment temperature to keep the temperature of the moistened tobacco substantially uniform; (c) keeping the material under treatment for a period of time sufficient for the development of distinguishing flavour and taste; and (d) removing the treated tobacco with an appropriate moisture content having customized flavour features of the product; wherein the material is gently and continuously revolved during the whole treatment in a way not to fragmentise or otherwise damage the raw material being treated.. .
Souza Cruz S.a.




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