Patents Assigned to Philip Morris Products S.A.
  • Publication number: 20200297031
    Abstract: An inductive heating device (1) for heating an aerosol-forming substrate (20) comprising a susceptor (21) comprises: a device housing (10) a DC power source (11) for providing a DC supply voltage (VDC) and a DC current (IDC) a power supply electronics (13) comprising a DC/AC converter (132), the DC/AC converter (132) comprising an LC load network (1323) comprising a series connection of a capacitor (C2) and an inductor (L2) having an ohmic resistance (RCoil), a cavity (14) in the device housing (10) for accommodating a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate (20) to inductively couple the inductor (L2) of the LC load network (1323) to the susceptor (21). The power supply electronics (13) further comprises a microcontroller (131) to determine from the DC supply voltage (VDC) and the DC current (IDC) an apparent ohmic resistance (Ra), and from the apparent ohmic resistance (Ra) the temperature (T) of the susceptor (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: lhar Nikolaevich ZINOVIK, Oleg MIRONOV, Oleg FURSA
  • Patent number: 10779571
    Abstract: An electrically heated aerosol-generating device is provided, including a heating assembly configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate to generate an inhalable aerosol, the assembly including a heater and a heater mount, the heater being blade-shaped, including an electrically insulating heater substrate, an electrically resistive heating element supported by the heater substrate, and a through-hole through a thickness of the heater, the heater being insertable into the aerosol-forming substrate and having a length of about 10 mm to about 60 mm, a width of about 2 mm to about 10 mm, and a thickness of about 0.2 mm to about 1 mm, the mount including a moldable material molded around a portion of the heater and extending through the through-hole to couple the heater to the mount so the mount provides structural support to the heater and is configured to allow the heater to be disposed within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Jiri Holoubek, Josef Vlk, Sebastian Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 10779565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filter manufacturing apparatus comprising: • a feed path adapted to continuously feed a filter material along a longitudinal transport direction; • a forming device connected to a terminating end of the feed path and adapted to form the filter material into a continuous filter body and to deliver the formed continuous filter body, the forming device including: • a tubular element (8) adapted to allow the filter material to pass therethrough to form the filter tow material into the continuous filter body; and • a steam generator (9) adapted to produce steam, the steam generator being in fluid communication with the tubular element to supply steam to the filter material; • a drain channel (10) in fluid communication with the tubular element adapted to drain fluid from the tubular element; • a valve adapted to open and close the drain channel so as to allow or block discharge of fluid from the tubular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Gianni Caprini, Pietro Davide La Porta
  • Patent number: 10779569
    Abstract: There is provided a heat source for a smoking article, including an upstream end and an opposed downstream end, and further including a combustible carbonaceous core and an integral, non-combustible, thermally insulating, peripheral layer. The core extends from the upstream end of the heat source the downstream end of the heat source. The peripheral layer extends from the upstream end of the heat source only part way along the length of the heat source and circumscribes an upstream portion of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane Roudier, Samuel Bonnely
  • Patent number: 10779570
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a method of administering nicotine to a user via inhalation of the nicotine through an aerosol generating device comprising the steps of: (a) providing an aerosol-generating device in which tobacco contained in the aerosol-generating device is electrically heated to a temperature of less than about 400 degrees Celsius; and (b) allowing the user to inhale the aerosol derived from the electrically heated tobacco; wherein the aerosol contains levels of nicotine that are about the same as the levels in combusted tobacco; and wherein the level of one or more harmful or potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs) other than nicotine in the aerosol is lower than the level in combusted tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Felix Fernando, Olivier Greim, Christelle Haziza, Nicola Lama, Falk Radtke
  • Patent number: 10779572
    Abstract: There is provided a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, including a housing configured to hold an aerosol-forming substrate and having an opening; and a heater assembly including at least one heater element fixed to the housing and extending across the opening of the housing, wherein the at least one heater element defines a plurality of apertures configured to allow fluid to pass through the at least one heater element, and wherein apertures of the plurality of apertures have different sizes. There is also provided an aerosol-generating system, including an aerosol-generating device and the cartridge. And, there is provided a method of manufacturing a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Oleg Mironov, Jean-Marc Widmer
  • Patent number: 10779566
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Clement Besso, Dorothy Tritz, Charles Kuersteiner, Alexandre Camus
  • Patent number: 10772357
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly for an aerosol-generating system, including a cartridge including a first compartment having a first air inlet and outlet, a second compartment having a second air inlet and outlet, and a mouthpiece partially surrounding the cartridge and having a third air outlet, the cartridge and the mouthpiece being longitudinally movable relative to one another between a retracted position and an extended position creating a chamber therebetween in fluid communication with the first, second, and third air outlets, the air inlets and the first and second air outlets are obstructed by the mouthpiece in the retracted position, the third air outlet is obstructed by the cartridge, and in the extended position air is drawable into the chamber along first and second airflow pathways extending from the respective air inlet through the compartment to the air outlet, and out of the chamber through the third air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Ali Murat Saygili
  • Publication number: 20200281262
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating article is provided, including an aerosol-generating substrate; and a mouthpiece disposed downstream of the aerosol-generating substrate, a peripheral region of the mouthpiece including one or more closed pockets of air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Robert EMMETT
  • Publication number: 20200281269
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system is provided, including: an electrically insulating support having an aperture; an electrical heating element disposed across the aperture in the electrically insulating support, being configured to heat a liquid aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol, and being substantially flat; capillary material, wherein a portion of the capillary material is in contact with the electrical heating element, and the capillary material is configured to convey the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the electrical heating element; and two electrical contacts respectively connected to ends of the electrical heating element, the two electrical contacts supported by the electrically insulating support. An aerosol-generating system including an aerosol-generating device and a cartridge is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandre MALGAT, Noori Moyad Brifcani, Rui Batista, Oleg Mironov
  • Patent number: 10766728
    Abstract: The apparatus and method for splicing substantially flat continuous material (10) comprises a transport unit (1) for transporting a first substantially flat continuous material (70) and a second substantially flat continuous material (71) to a splicing location. The transport unit is adapted to transport the first substantially flat continuous material and the second substantially flat continuous material parallel to each other forming an overlap portion of the first substantially flat continuous material and the second substantially flat continuous material in the splicing location. A pressure unit (3) is arranged in the splicing location. The pressure unit is adapted to apply a mechanical impact onto at least a part of the overlap portion of the first substantially flat continuous material and the second substantially flat continuous material, thereby at least partially merging the first substantially flat continuous material with the second substantially flat continuous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Matthieu Kummel, Sebastien Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20200275700
    Abstract: A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system is provided, including: a liquid storage portion including a housing containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the housing having an open end; and a fluid-permeable heater assembly including: an electrical heating element configured to heat the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol, the electrical heating element including a planar filament arrangement having one or more electrically conductive filaments, an electrically insulating substrate including a ceramic material and having a planar attachment face, the filament arrangement disposed in contact with the planar attachment face, and connectors arranged at opposite ends of the electrical heating element and forming two separate electrical contacts configured to apply power to the filament arrangement, the fluid-permeable heater assembly being arranged over the open end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Rui BATISTA, Jean-Marc Widmer, Jens Ulrik POULSEN
  • Publication number: 20200275699
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system is provided, including: an aerosol-generating device including a power source; and a cartridge removably coupled to the device, the cartridge including a liquid storage portion including a housing having an open end and containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, a substantially flat heater assembly fixed to the open end of the housing and including an electrical heating element arranged in a curved manner and configured to heat the substrate to form an aerosol, and a capillary material disposed in contact with the heating element and being configured to convey the substrate to the heating element, the liquid storage portion being disposed at a first side of the assembly and an airflow channel at a second side of the assembly, the airflow channel defining an airflow path over the assembly and configured to convey the aerosol, and the power source being configured to supply power to the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Ihar ZINOVIK, Oleg MIRONOV, Keethan Dasnavis FERNANDO
  • Publication number: 20200275695
    Abstract: An assembly for an aerosol-generating system is provided, including: a liquid storage portion configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; a mouthpiece having an outlet opening at a proximal end; and a heater assembly including an electrical heating element configured to heat the substrate to form an aerosol, and a porous capillary material disposed in contact with the heating element and including a ceramic or a ceramic-based material, the heating element being disposed along a surface of the capillary material, the liquid storage portion being disposed at a first side of the heater assembly and a first airflow channel is disposed at a second side of the heater assembly, the first airflow channel defining an airflow path that extends in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the capillary material and is directed at a center of the heating element. An aerosol-generating system and a heater assemble are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Eric FORCE, Oleg MIRONOV, Ihar Nikolaevich ZINOVIK, Keethan Dasnavis FERNANDO
  • Publication number: 20200275702
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system is provided, including: a liquid storage portion including a container configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate and defining an opening at an end thereof; a heater assembly extending across the opening along a plane transverse to a longitudinal axis of the portion and including an arrangement of one or more electrically conductive flat filaments; a capillary material disposed between the portion and the heater assembly and being configured to convey the substrate to the one or more filaments; and conductive contacts, disposed in electrical contact with corresponding contacts of the heater assembly, the portion being disposed at a first side of the heater assembly and a first airflow channel being disposed at a second side of the heater assembly, and the first airflow channel defining an airflow pathway that extends in a direction orthogonal to the plane and to a surface of the capillary material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Oleg MIRONOV, lhar Nikolaevich ZINOVIK, Keethan Dasnavis FERNANDO
  • Publication number: 20200275698
    Abstract: There is provided a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, including a housing configured to hold an aerosol-forming substrate and having an opening; and a heater assembly including at least one heater element fixed to the housing and extending across the opening of the housing, wherein the at least one heater element defines a plurality of apertures configured to allow fluid to pass through the at least one heater element, and wherein apertures of the plurality of apertures have different sizes. There is also provided an aerosol-generating system, including an aerosol-generating device and the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Oleg MIRONOV, Jean-Marc WIDMER
  • Publication number: 20200275692
    Abstract: A receptacle for storing one or more used aerosol-generating articles is provided, the receptacle including: a box portion including a closed bottom end and a top end defining a box opening, the bottom end being disposed opposite the top end; a cover portion movable with respect to the box portion between a closed position in which the cover portion covers the box opening and an open position in which the box opening is uncovered; and a clip depending from the top end of the box portion and overlying an outer surface of the box portion, the clip including a top end disposed at the top end of the box portion, the top end of the clip being non-parallel with the bottom end of the box portion. A kit is also provided, including the receptacle; and a container for aerosol-generating articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Florent CUCHET, Bayden FILLEUL, Mel REYNOLDS, Sara URASINI
  • Publication number: 20200275707
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device is provided, including an electrical power source; an electrical heater; and a power control circuit connected between the power source and the heater, the circuit including a power measuring unit configured to determine a power supplied to the heater from the power source and to output a power measurement voltage proportional to power supplied to the heater, a voltage comparator connected to the power measuring unit and configured to output a voltage difference signal based on a difference between the power measurement voltage and a reference voltage, and a power regulator connected between the power source and the heater and responsive to the voltage difference signal, the power regulator being configured to adjust a current or a voltage supplied to the heater in order to return the voltage difference signal to within a predetermined range or in order to minimize the voltage difference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Jerome Christian COURBAT
  • Patent number: D895417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Tung
  • Patent number: D896066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Tung