Patents Assigned to Altria Client Services Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190082730
    Abstract: The use of pectins and/or polymers to prevent nicotine oxidation in tobacco containing products is disclosed. These polymers may be naturally occurring anionic polymers or synthetic polymers. These pectins and/or polymers prevent nicotine from oxidizing into cotinine, nicotine-cis-N-oxide, nicotine-trans-N-oxide, and/or nicotine-1,1-di-N-oxide. Molluscicides, algaecides, pesticides, and stabilized nicotine compositions comprising nicotine and pectin, anionic polymers, or combinations thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Jason Flora, Georgios D. Karles, Christophe Claude Galopin, Diane Gee, John B. Paine, III, Douglas Antonio Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20170127718
    Abstract: A wrapper for a smoking article has a base web and a plurality of elements each having at least a pair of patch areas where diffusivity is in the range of 0 to about 0.2 cm/sec. Patches of adjacent elements are circumferentially offset from one another along the axis of a smoking article. The add-on material can be applied by gravure printing in a single pass in a chevron pattern such that an apex of the element is co-linear with substantially symmetrically spaced points on a trailing, outer edge of an adjacent element. Testing elements may be simultaneously printed with the add-on material to monitor diffusivity and/or presence of add-on material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Rose, Timothy S. Sherwood, Robert N. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160235114
    Abstract: Multi-shelled capsules are made by co-extruding a first liquid flavorant composition and a first shell-forming polymeric material to form droplets which are hardened to form an inner shell containing a first liquid flavorant composition, and then coated with a second shell-forming polymeric material which is hardened to form an outer shell. The result is a capsule where the inner surface of the outer shell is separate and/or separable from the outer surface of the inner shell to define a space, wherein a second liquid flavorant composition may be located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Hongwei LIU, Georgios D. KARLES, Shuzhong ZHUANG, Jose NEPOMUCENO
  • Publication number: 20160100630
    Abstract: 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. The outer shell has a front panel, a back panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel, the back panel having a pair of guide rails and an inner channel, the front panel having a front finger window. The inner shell is configured to receive a pack of smoking articles. The inner shell includes an inner back panel, an outer back panel, a front panel, a first side panel, a second side panel, and a hinged-lid. The hinged-lid has a hinged-lid back panel configured to attach the hinged-lid to the back panel of the inner shell, and wherein the inner back panel includes an upper tab, and the outer back panel includes a mid-tab and a lower retention tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: James Lindsay CLARK, Robert T. MITTEN
  • Publication number: 20160031590
    Abstract: A display carton is disclosed, which includes a tray portion, the tray portion including a back panel, a bottom panel, a front panel, an inside front panel, a right back gusset panel, a left back gusset panel, a right side wall panel, a left side wall panel, a right front gusset panel, and a left front gusset panel; a display portion, the display portion including an extension panel, a display panel, and a top panel, the top panel foldably connected along a fold line to the back panel of the tray portion; and a removable front panel portion foldably connected along a fold line to the inside front panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. HESSION, Daniel RICHTER
  • Publication number: 20160021928
    Abstract: A carton for displaying articles attachable to a flip sign is disclosed, which includes a box structure having a back panel, a bottom panel, a top panel, a pair of side panels, a top front panel, a bottom front panel, a first inner panel and a second inner panel, the first inner panel having a pair of slots configured to receive a pair of tabs on an outer free edge of the second inner panel. The first and second inner panels rest adjacent to the back panel upon placing a plurality of articles within a recess, which is formed between the top front panel, the bottom front panel, the back panel, and the pair of side panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Scott FATH
  • Publication number: 20160000144
    Abstract: 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. A perforation line is formed in a front panel of an inner frame, the inner frame including the front panel, a right side panel, and a left side panel, and at least a portion of the inner frame is glued to the front wall of the box of the hinge lid pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: James S. BIGELOW, Mary B. PETTIT, Jennifer N. LEWIS
  • Patent number: 9185931
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and a mouth-soluble binder dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory James Griscik, Christopher Joseph DiNovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Jason Flora, Shuzhong Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20150298849
    Abstract: A method of packaging two cylindrical cans having the same height and diameter includes partially erecting a sleeve from a blank so as to have a single opening at the bottom of the sleeve; arranging the two cylindrical cans side-by-side in the partially erected sleeve such that a side of each cylindrical can extends beyond an outer periphery of the sleeve; securing the cans in the sleeve by folding a cross-panel over the opening at a location between the two cans such that the opening is divided into two smaller openings sized to prevent the cans from passing therethrough; and wherein a measured distance from the cross-panel to a side panel of the sleeve in the two smaller openings is less than a diameter of one of the cylindrical cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Stephen J. BELLAMAH
  • Publication number: 20150259634
    Abstract: A method of making a sherry wine-like beverage includes combining water, ethanol and a plurality of flavor compounds in an amount sufficient to impart the flavor of a sherry wine without the need for fermentation and/or aging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Pauline MARCQ
  • Publication number: 20150257428
    Abstract: A method of making a flavored beverage includes combining water and a plurality of flavor compounds in an amount sufficient to impart the flavor of a wine, a whiskey or a beer. A kit for making a flavored beverage can include a plurality of flavor compounds, a quantity of yeast, a quantity of sugar and a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Schuh, Jason Flora, Gerd Kobal, Georgios D. Karles
  • Patent number: 9126704
    Abstract: A pouch product includes a pouch wrapper formed of a web having a longitudinal integrated fin and lap seal. The pouch wrapper contains a filling material including tobacco or non-tobacco material and optional additives. The longitudinal integrated fin and lap seal is formed on a forming collar incorporated in a pouching apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventor: Dwight D. Williams
  • Patent number: 9120612
    Abstract: A folded dispensing unit and a blank therefore, wherein the blank is adapted to be glued and shipped in a folded condition and erected and further folded at a point of sale, and a method of erecting the glued and folded blank. The dispensing unit includes an interior slot adapted to receive a carton including a plurality of individual products to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Scott A. Fath, Carl Miller
  • Patent number: 9101167
    Abstract: A display carton for displaying a plurality of containers. The display carton includes a base having a front edge, and a back edge, a front side member extending perpendicularly from the front edge of the base and terminating at an upper edge thereof, a rear side member extending perpendicularly from the rear edge of the base and terminating at an upper edge thereof, the rear side member having a cover panel detachably affixed to the rear side member; an upper tray member having a front edge, and a back edge, the front edge extending perpendicularly from the upper edge of the front side member, the upper tray member having a plurality of first apertures; and a lower tray member, the lower tray member positioned along a plane substantially parallel to the upper tray member and the base and located therebetween, the lower tray member having a plurality of second apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Scott A. Fath
  • Patent number: 9097668
    Abstract: A method for detecting mentholated tobacco, comprising irradiating tobacco containing menthol and a fluorescent taggant with radiation and observing the tobacco for fluorescence from the taggant. A system and method for detecting and separating mentholated tobacco from non-mentholated tobacco within a product stream is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Edmond J. Cadieux, Jr.
  • Patent number: D735572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Fath, Monika Cascone
  • Patent number: D735996
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Scott A. Fath
  • Patent number: D738036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Geoffrey Brandon Jordan, Barry S. Smith, Ali A. Rostami
  • Patent number: D739516
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip M. Hulan
  • Patent number: D846380
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Herve Pichot, Franklin Lee Lucas, Jr., Joseph W. Rogers, Robert T. Mitten, Christopher L. Simpson