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Date/App# patent app List of recent Smoking-related patents
05/19/16
20160137395 
 Electrically heated smoking system patent thumbnailnew patent Electrically heated smoking system
An electrically heated smoking system includes a secondary unit capable of receiving a smoking article having an aerosol-forming substrate. The secondary unit includes at least one heating element and an interface for connection to a primary power supply for supplying electrical power to the at least one heating element during a pre-heating mode, to increase the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate to an operating temperature.

05/19/16
20160135507 
 Electrically heated smoking system having a liquid storage portion patent thumbnailnew patent Electrically heated smoking system having a liquid storage portion
An electrically heated smoking system includes a shell and a replaceable mouthpiece. The shell includes an electric power supply and electric circuitry.

05/19/16
20160135506 
 Method, composition and  functionalization of aerosols from non combustible smoking articles patent thumbnailnew patent Method, composition and functionalization of aerosols from non combustible smoking articles
An apparatus and method for delivering an aerosol-forming composition and a separate functional composition for generating a functionalized aerosol vapor which emulates the organoleptic characteristics and properties of mainstream smoke experienced by smoking traditional tobacco-based smoking articles. The apparatus can comprise a battery section comprising a first housing, a battery disposed within the first housing, and a first connector coupled to the housing, an aerosol section comprising a second housing, an aerosol forming chamber disposed within the second housing, and a pod bay; and an insert section comprising a third housing, a connector, and a mouth end.
Fontem Holdings 2 B.v.


05/19/16
20160135501 
 Simulated cigarette patent thumbnailnew patent Simulated cigarette
The present invention relates to a simulated cigarette, which includes a gas tank set in a shell for storing gas of cigarette-smoking flavor in a liquefied-gas phase. The gas tank has a valve device set thereto for controlling the gas of cigarette-smoking flavor in and out.

05/19/16
20160135498 
 Extendable bowl selector dial patent thumbnailnew patent Extendable bowl selector dial
The present invention is a smoking device which departs from a traditional “bowl and stem design utilized for centuries, and rather comprises a series of generally cylindrically shaped layers that when stacked and secured together provide the user an effective means to safely store, transport and smoke a plurality of smoking materials. The smoking device may incorporate a bowl selection ranging in number between seven (7) to an unlimited amount, depending upon the size, desired portability and intended use.

05/19/16
20160135496 
 Method and an  manufacturing a filter for a smoking article patent thumbnailnew patent Method and an manufacturing a filter for a smoking article
A method and an apparatus for manufacturing a filter for a smoking article embodiments of the invention relate to a method and an apparatus for manufacturing a filter for a smoking article, and a smoking article produced by the method. The method can include forming a filter section having a surface relief pattern with a filter forming device, transferring the filter section to a filter wrapping device with a filter transfer device and wrapping a sheet material around the filter section with the filter wrapping device..
British American Tobacco (investments) Limited


05/19/16
20160135495 
 Smoking article comprising a combustible heat source with at least one airflow channel patent thumbnailnew patent Smoking article comprising a combustible heat source with at least one airflow channel
A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear faces; one or more airflow channels extending from the front face to the rear face; an aerosol-forming substrate downstream of the rear face; a mouthpiece downstream of the aerosol-forming substrate; and one or more air inlets located downstream of the rear face and upstream of the mouthpiece. The one or more air inlets are located between the rear face and a downstream end of the aerosol-forming substrate.
Philip Morris Products S.a.


05/19/16
20160135494 
 Immobilized flavorants for flavor delivery patent thumbnailnew patent Immobilized flavorants for flavor delivery
Disclosed is a copolymer that includes a repeat unit containing a flavorant-containing pendant and a salt-containing repeating unit. In addition, a comestible, a smoking composition, a smoking article, a smokeless tobacco composition and a heatable or combustible product are provided which incorporate one or more of the flavorant-containing copolymer..
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


05/12/16
20160128382 
 Wallet for rolling smokable instruments patent thumbnailWallet for rolling smokable instruments
The present invention relates to smoking devices. More particularly, the present device is a wallet constructed from foldable material that includes rolling papers, filters, a rolling tray and storage for cleaned smoking material as well as rolled smoking material.
Volo Trade, Inc.


05/12/16
20160128380 
 Amphiphile-modified sorbents in smoking articles and filters patent thumbnailAmphiphile-modified sorbents in smoking articles and filters
smoking articles which involve the use of amphiphile-modified sorbents are disclosed. The amphiphile-modified sorbent has at least one amphiphilic compound bound to an inorganic molecular sieve substrate.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.


05/12/16
20160128378 

Radially firm smoking article filter


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


05/12/16
20160128294 

Infused plant seeds


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


05/05/16
20160120229 

Electronic cigarette


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


05/05/16
20160120222 

System with electronic smoking device and capsule


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


05/05/16
20160120216 

Method of manufacturing an airflow directing segment for a smoking article


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


05/05/16
20160120213 

Tobacco product component recovery system


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


04/28/16
20160113321 

Smoking machine


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


04/21/16
20160106156 

Method and system for controlling electronic cigarette with multiple output modes


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

04/21/16
20160106148 

Smoking ring for rolled cigarettes


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

04/21/16
20160106144 

Tobacco extract for non-combustible smoking devices


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

04/14/16
20160101883 

Packaging apparatus and method


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

04/14/16
20160100630 

Slide push pack for smoking articles


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

04/14/16
20160100628 

System and apparatus that facilitates smoking tobacco products


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

04/14/16
20160100627 

Method of manufacturing an inexpensive and disposable smoking pipe


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

04/14/16
20160100626 

Tobacco raw material, manufacturing same, and tobacco product


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

04/07/16
20160095473 

Modular herb grinder


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


04/07/16
20160095353 

Electronic cigarette case with cigarette lighter


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


04/07/16
20160095350 

Biopolymer foams as filters for smoking articles


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


04/07/16
20160095328 

Transportable barbecue smoker trailer


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

03/31/16
20160088871 

Cone with tobacco plug filter


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

03/24/16
20160081394 

Flavor vortex device


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


03/24/16
20160081390 

Compact utility case for smoking tools


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

03/17/16
20160080469 

Data communication method and data communication system


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


03/17/16
20160076771 

Packing lighter


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


03/17/16
20160076770 

Lighting tobacco-based products


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

03/17/16
20160074805 

Combination corona discharge reactor


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

03/17/16
20160073687 

Smoking article


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


03/17/16
20160073686 

Tobacco-derived filter element


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


03/17/16
20160073685 

Banded papers, smoking articles and methods


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


03/17/16
20160073684 

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


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


03/10/16
20160066621 

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


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


03/10/16
20160066618 

In situ formation of catalytic cigarette paper


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


03/03/16
20160058072 

Electronic cigarette


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


02/25/16
20160054279 

Method for detecting second and thirdhand smoke


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

02/25/16
20160053323 

Genospecific radiosensitization


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


02/25/16
20160050976 

Electronic smoking substitutive device


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


02/25/16
20160050970 

Seam-sealing adhesive application apparatus and associated method


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


02/25/16
20160050968 

Alkaloid composition for e-cigarette


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

02/18/16
20160049059 

Recreational smoking monitor system for use in occupied spaces


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


02/18/16
20160044959 

Smoking device


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

02/18/16
20160044958 

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


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


02/18/16
20160044957 

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


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


02/11/16
20160037825 

Hookah bowl with single use insert


A hookah bowl assembly including an insert having a crucible portion with an open upper end, a lower end with a plurality of holes formed therein, a sidewall extending from the upper end to the lower end, the crucible forming a cavity adapted to contain smoking material. A heat resistant material is located over the crucible open upper end.

02/11/16
20160037824 

Smoking article including a flavour delivery member


There is provided a filter (103) for a smoking article (100). The filter (103) comprises a filter segment (201) comprising filter material, and the filter segment (201) has a cross sectional area measured perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the filter (103).
Philip Morris Products S.a.


02/04/16
20160029698 

Electronic 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.




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