Patents by Inventor Firooz Rasouli

Firooz Rasouli has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220167664
    Abstract: Filters and cigarettes include an activated carbon sorbent capable of selectively removing nitric oxide from mainstream tobacco smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the activated carbon sorbent and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke produced by smoking a cigarette including the sorbent are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Jun ZHANG, Mark ZHUANG, Shahryar RABIEI, Firooz RASOULI
  • Patent number: 11259563
    Abstract: Filters and cigarettes include an activated carbon sorbent capable of selectively removing nitric oxide from mainstream tobacco smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the activated carbon sorbent and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke produced by smoking a cigarette comprising the sorbent are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang, Mark Zhuang, Shahryar Rabiei, Firooz Rasouli
  • Publication number: 20200120974
    Abstract: 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. Any suitable printing technique can be used to apply the aqueous solution to the banded regions. The pattern of banded regions may be bands, stripes, two-dimensional arrays, undulated regions, and the like along and/or around the tobacco rod. The pattern can be applied in one or more layers. The pattern may be configured so that when a smoking article is placed on a substrate, at least two longitudinal locations along the length of the tobacco rod have film-forming compound located only on sides of the smoking article not in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Li, Firooz Rasouli, Rajesh Garg, Randall E Baren, Marc W. Rose, Peter J. Lipowicz, Tony A. Phan, Timothy S. Sherwood, Szu-Sung Yang, Donald E. Miser, Milton E. Parrish
  • Patent number: 10485265
    Abstract: 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. Any suitable printing technique can be used to apply the aqueous solution to the banded regions. The pattern of banded regions may be bands, stripes, two-dimensional arrays, undulated regions, and the like along and/or around the tobacco rod. The pattern can be applied in one or more layers. The pattern may be configured so that when a smoking article is placed on a substrate, at least two longitudinal locations along the length of the tobacco rod have film-forming compound located only on sides of the smoking article not in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Li, Firooz Rasouli, Rajesh K. Garg, Randall E. Baren, Marc W. Rose, Peter J. Lipowicz, Tony A. Phan, Timothy S. Sherwood, Szu-Sung Yang, Donald E. Miser, Milton E. Parrish
  • Patent number: 10278417
    Abstract: A smoking article (1) comprising a rod (2) of smokable material with a mouth end (3) and a distal end (4) remote from the mouth end (3). The rod (2) comprises at least a first and a second segment (5, 6), wherein the first segment (5) has a distal end defining the distal end of the rod and the second segment (6) is disposed downstream of the first segment. The smoking article further comprises a mouthpiece (7), which is attached to the mouth end (3) of the rod (2), wherein the first segment (5) comprises a first tobacco blend with a first level of a smoke constituent inhibitor and the second segment (6) comprises a second tobacco blend with a second level of the smoke constituent inhibitor, wherein the second level of the smoke constituent inhibitor is lower than the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Celine Gambs, Carlos Andres Sanchez, Antonio Tuzzolino
  • Patent number: 10271574
    Abstract: A liquid tobacco composition comprises tobacco dissolved in an ionic liquid. Removal of selected tobacco constituents is aided by dissolving the tobacco in the ionic liquid. The tobacco, having selected constituents removed, may be regenerated from the liquid tobacco composition by separating the tobacco from the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Gianluca Sechi, Irfan Gunduz
  • Publication number: 20190110516
    Abstract: Filters and cigarettes include an activated carbon sorbent capable of selectively removing nitric oxide from mainstream tobacco smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the activated carbon sorbent and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke produced by smoking a cigarette comprising the sorbent are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang, Mark Zhuang, Shahryar Rabiei, Firooz Rasouli
  • Patent number: 10226068
    Abstract: A smoking article (1) comprising a rod (2) of smokable material with a mouth end (3) and a distal end (4) remote from the mouth end (3). The rod (2) comprises at least a first and a second segment (5, 6), wherein the first segment (5) has a distal end defining the distal end of the rod (2) and the second segment (6) is disposed downstream of the first segment. The smoking article further comprises a mouthpiece (7), which is attached to the mouth end (3) of the rod (2), wherein the first segment (5) comprises a first tobacco blend with a first level of a smoke constituent and the second segment (6) comprises a second tobacco blend with a second level of the smoke constituent, wherein the second level of the smoke constituent is lower than the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Celine Gambs, Carlos Andres Sanchez, Antonio Tuzzolino
  • Publication number: 20190059441
    Abstract: A wrapper for a smoking article includes a web; and a patterned deposit on at least a portion of one surface of the wrapper, wherein the patterned deposit comprises catalyst particles. The patterned deposit can include a nanoparticle catalyst that is capable of catalyzing the conversion of a constituent gas component in the mainstream and/or sidestream smoke of the smoking article. The constituent gas component can be carbon monoxide and/or nitric oxide and the catalyst particles can be iron oxide. Also provided is a smoking article comprising a tobacco rod having a wrapper formed around the tobacco rod, the wrapper including a patterned deposit on at least a portion of one surface of the wrapper. A method of making the wrapper and a method of making a smoking article utilizing the wrapper are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Ping LI, Shalva GEDEVANISHVILI, Firooz RASOULI, Weijun ZHANG, Rajesh K. GARG, Hector ALONSO
  • Patent number: 10182595
    Abstract: Filters and cigarettes include an activated carbon sorbent capable of selectively removing nitric oxide from mainstream tobacco smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the activated carbon sorbent and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke produced by smoking a cigarette comprising the sorbent are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang, Mark Zhuang, Shahryar Rabiei, Firooz Rasouli
  • Patent number: 10123560
    Abstract: A smoking article (10) incorporates a tobacco substrate including tobacco having a tobacco density of 150 mg/cm3 or less and a hardness of 60% or greater. The tobacco substrate can include a tobacco aerogel (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Gianluca Sechi
  • Publication number: 20180295876
    Abstract: 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. Any suitable printing technique can be used to apply the aqueous solution to the banded regions. The pattern of banded regions may be bands, stripes, two-dimensional arrays, undulated regions, and the like along and/or around the tobacco rod. The pattern can be applied in one or more layers. The pattern may be configured so that when a smoking article is placed on a substrate, at least two longitudinal locations along the length of the tobacco rod have film-forming compound located only on sides of the smoking article not in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Li, Firooz Rasouli, Rajesh K. Garg, Randall E. Baren, Marc W. Rose, Peter J. Lipowicz, Tony A. Phan, Timothy S. Sherwood, Szu-Sung Yang, Donald E. Miser, Milton E. Parrish
  • Patent number: 10028524
    Abstract: 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. Any suitable printing technique can be used to apply the aqueous solution to the banded regions. The pattern of banded regions may be bands, stripes, two-dimensional arrays, undulated regions, and the like along and/or around the tobacco rod. The pattern can be applied in one or more layers. The pattern may be configured so that when a smoking article is placed on a substrate, at least two longitudinal locations along the length of the tobacco rod have film-forming compound located only on sides of the smoking article not in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Li, Firooz Rasouli, Rajesh K Garg, Randall E Baren, Marc W Rose, Peter J Lipowicz, Tony A Phan, Timothy S Sherwood, Szu-Sung Yang, Donald E Miser, Milton E Parrish
  • Patent number: 9820506
    Abstract: A smoking article (10) incorporates a mouthpiece (14), the mouthpiece includes an open pore structure converted from an organic gel and a functional material dispersed in the open pore structure, such as aerogel particles (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Gianluca Sechi
  • Patent number: 9656033
    Abstract: A handheld hydrosol delivery device includes a canister which is at least partially filled with a liquid formulation of one or more liquids and optional particles, and one or more propellants where at least one of the liquids, propellants, particles and combinations thereof is a flavor; a pressure valve which expels at least a portion of the liquid formulation and at least a portion of the propellant from the canister while dispersing the propellant into the liquid formulation forming a consumable flavored hydrosol comprising one or more gases dispersed within the liquid formulation, through a nozzle delivering the hydrosol to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Wei-Jun Zhang, Jon Regrut, James Pflueger
  • Publication number: 20160219928
    Abstract: Provided is a smoking article including a filter, tobacco, and a carbon dioxide charge. The carbon dioxide charge provides increased levels of carbon dioxide during smoking to enhance the taste and sensorial smoking experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Firooz RASOULI, Andrey BAGREEV, Weijun ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20160198760
    Abstract: A wrapper for a smoking article includes a web; and a patterned deposit on at least a portion of one surface of the wrapper, wherein the patterned deposit comprises catalyst particles. The patterned deposit can include a nanoparticle catalyst that is capable of catalyzing the conversion of a constituent gas component in the mainstream and/or sidestream smoke of the smoking article. The constituent gas component can be carbon monoxide and/or nitric oxide and the catalyst particles can be iron oxide. Also provided is a smoking article comprising a tobacco rod having a wrapper formed around the tobacco rod, the wrapper including a patterned deposit on at least a portion of one surface of the wrapper. A method of making the wrapper and a method of making a smoking article utilizing the wrapper are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Ping LI, Shalva GEDEVANISHVILI, Firooz RASOULI, Weijun ZHANG, Rajesh K. GARG, Hector ALONSO
  • Patent number: 9351520
    Abstract: Cigarettes and cigarette components such as tobacco cut filler and cigarette paper, and methods for making cigarette components are provided that comprise nanostructured fibrils. The nanostructured fibrils, which can be formed and deposited in situ on tobacco cut filler and/or cigarette paper by laser vaporization controlled condensation or chemical reaction, are capable of acting as an oxidant for the conversion of carbon monoxide carbon dioxide and/or as a catalyst for the conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. Cigarettes are provided that comprise tobacco cut filler and cigarette paper, wherein nanostructured fibrils are deposited on, or incorporated in, at least one of the tobacco cut filler and cigarette paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Khaled Saoud, Firooz Rasouli, Shahryar Rabiei, Shalva Gedevanishvili, Mohammad R. Hajaligol
  • Publication number: 20160073685
    Abstract: 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. Any suitable printing technique can be used to apply the aqueous solution to the banded regions. The pattern of banded regions may be bands, stripes, two-dimensional arrays, undulated regions, and the like along and/or around the tobacco rod. The pattern can be applied in one or more layers. The pattern may be configured so that when a smoking article is placed on a substrate, at least two longitudinal locations along the length of the tobacco rod have film-forming compound located only on sides of the smoking article not in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: PING LI, Firooz RASOULI, Rajesh K. GARG, Randall E. BAREN, Marc W. ROSE, Peter J. LIPOWICZ, Tony A. PHAN, Timothy S. SHERWOOD, Szu-Sung YANG, Donald E. MISER, Milton E. PARRISH
  • Publication number: 20160058048
    Abstract: A handheld hydrosol delivery device includes a canister which is at least partially filled with a liquid formulation of one or more liquids and optional particles, and one or more propellants where at least one of the liquids, propellants, particles and combinations thereof is a flavor; a pressure valve which expels at least a portion of the liquid formulation and at least a portion of the propellant from the canister while dispersing the propellant into the liquid formulation forming a consumable flavored hydrosol comprising one or more gases dispersed within the liquid formulation, through a nozzle delivering the hydrosol to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Firooz RASOULI, Wei-Jun ZHANG, Jon REGRUT, James PFLUEGER