Patents by Inventor Frank Scott Atchley

Frank Scott Atchley 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).

  • Patent number: 11957154
    Abstract: A tobacco article may include tobacco disposed in a porous matrix. The tobacco article may provide tobacco, tobacco constituents, or both tobacco and tobacco constituents to the consumer's mouth in the form of particles, liquid, or vapor so as to provide tobacco satisfaction to the consumer. The tobacco may be integrally molded with a plastic material so that at least a portion of the tobacco is disposed in pores of the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: James Arthur Strickland, Frank Scott Atchley
  • Patent number: 11944114
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product includes a plurality of orally disintegrable granules. Each granule has a lipid core and at least one layer surrounding the core. The core can also include binders, powdered tobacco carbohydrates, water soluble polymers, flavorants, salts, sweeteners, and combinations thereof. The orally disintegrable granules can provide a pleasing texture and/or flavor experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Frank Scott Atchley
  • Publication number: 20240099355
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-soluble polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or a derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng GAO, Frank Scott ATCHLEY, Gregory James GRISCIK, Christopher Joseph DINOVI, Phillip M. HULAN
  • Patent number: 11864578
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-soluble polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or a derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory Griscik, Christopher Joseph Dinovi, Phillip M. Hulan
  • Publication number: 20230210161
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco system include one or more silicone smokeless tobacco products configured to generally retain their shape during processing, shipping, and consumer handling. Each silicone smokeless tobacco product can comprise a moist smokeless tobacco in combination with a silicone binder such that the final product has tobacco exposed along an exterior surface and is configured to have material properties providing improved handling, an improved mouth feel, and a satisfying flavor profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Munmaya K. MISHRA, Frank Scott ATCHLEY, James Arthur STRICKLAND
  • Publication number: 20230105840
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and structural fibers. The structural fibers forming a network in which the smokeless tobacco is entangled. The structural fibers have a composition different from the smokeless tobacco. The tobacco-entangled fabric can have an overall oven volatiles content of at least 10 weight percent. In some embodiments, the structural fibers form a nonwoven network. In some embodiments, fibrous structures of the smokeless tobacco are entangled with the structural fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Frank Scott Atchley, James M. Rossman, Munmaya K. Mishra
  • Publication number: 20230094995
    Abstract: An oral tobacco product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix and tobacco fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral tobacco product can be formed by extruding a mixture of mouth-stable polymer and tobacco fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory James Griscik, Christopher Joseph Dinovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Munmaya K. Mishra, James Arthur Strickland
  • Publication number: 20230097809
    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: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng GAO, Frank Scott ATCHLEY, Gregory James GRISCIK, Christopher Joseph DINOVI, Phillip M. HULAN, Diane L. GEE, Jason FLORA, Shuzhong ZHUANG
  • Publication number: 20230074150
    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 an additive dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the additive from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng GAO, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory James Griscik, Christopher Joseph Dinovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Gerd Kobal
  • Patent number: 11576423
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a smokeless tobacco system include one or more silicone smokeless tobacco products configured to generally retain their shape during processing, shipping, and consumer handling. In particular embodiments, each silicone smokeless tobacco product can comprise a moist smokeless tobacco in combination with a silicone binder such that the final product has tobacco exposed along an exterior surface and is configured to have material properties providing improved handling, an improved mouth feel, and a satisfying flavor profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Frank Scott Atchley, James Arthur Strickland
  • Patent number: 11540560
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and structural fibers. The structural fibers forming a network in which the smokeless tobacco is entangled. The structural fibers have a composition different from the smokeless tobacco. The tobacco-entangled fabric can have an overall oven volatiles content of at least 10 weight percent. In some embodiments, the structural fibers form a nonwoven network. In some embodiments, fibrous structures of the smokeless tobacco are entangled with the structural fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Frank Scott Atchley, James M. Rossman, Munmaya K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 11541001
    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 an additive dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the additive from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory James Griscik, Christopher Joseph Dinovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Gerd Kobal
  • Patent number: 11540554
    Abstract: An oral tobacco product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix and tobacco fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral tobacco product can be formed by extruding a mixture of mouth-stable polymer and tobacco fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory James Griscik, Christopher Joseph Dinovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Munmaya K. Mishra, James Arthur Strickland
  • Patent number: 11517566
    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: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory James Griscik, Christopher Joseph Dinovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Jason Flora, Shuzhong Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20220279834
    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 nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng GAO, Frank Scott ATCHLEY, Gregory James GRISCIK, Christopher Joseph DINOVI, Phillip M. HULAN, Diane L. GEE, Jason FLORA, Shuzhong ZHUANG
  • Patent number: 11369129
    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 nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory Griscik, Christopher Joseph Dinovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Jason Flora, Shuzhong Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20220167658
    Abstract: A tobacco article may include tobacco disposed in a porous matrix. The tobacco article may provide tobacco, tobacco constituents, or both tobacco and tobacco constituents to the consumer's mouth in the form of particles, liquid, or vapor so as to provide tobacco satisfaction to the consumer. The tobacco may be integrally molded with a plastic material so that at least a portion of the tobacco is disposed in pores of the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: James Arthur STRICKLAND, Frank Scott ATCHLEY
  • Patent number: 11252988
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco article may include tobacco disposed in a porous matrix. The tobacco article may provide tobacco, tobacco constituents, or both tobacco and tobacco constituents to the consumer's mouth in the form of particles, liquid, or vapor so as to provide tobacco satisfaction to the consumer. In some circumstances, the tobacco may be integrally molded with a plastic material so that at least a portion of the tobacco is disposed in pores of the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: James Arthur Strickland, Frank Scott Atchley
  • Publication number: 20210274830
    Abstract: The invention features tobacco compositions and methods of their use and manufacture. Compositions of the invention may be based on a variety of technologies. Technologies include films, tabs, shaped parts, gels, consumable units, insoluble matrices, and hollow shapes. In addition to tobacco, compositions may also contain flavors, colors, and other additives as described herein. Compositions may also be orally disintegrable. Exemplary compositions and methods of their manufacture are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: James Arthur STRICKLAND, Frank Scott ATCHLEY, James M. ROSSMAN, Armand J. DESMARAIS, Scott A. WILLIAMS, Tod J. MILLER, Cherne W. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20210204586
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-soluble polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or a derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Feng GAO, Frank Scott ATCHLEY, Gregory GRISCIK, Christopher Joseph DINOVI, Phillip M. HULAN