Patents by Inventor Jackie L. White

Jackie L. White 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: 10624386
    Abstract: Pellet substrates configured for use with a vapor delivery device to vaporize and deliver an aerosol to a user include a semi-porous base material formed of activated alumina pellets, activated carbon pellets, hulled millet grains that have a generally rounded shape or cellulose paper that has a generally disc shape. The pellet substrates are formed by mixing the base material with a liquid solution of an aerosol former and at least one of a tobacco extract mixture and a tobacco powder blend until the liquid solution is absorbed onto the exposed surfaces of the base material with or without drying by applying heat. The base material may be coated with a liquid hydrocolloid gum solution, namely a water soluble gum, such as sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, and distilled water to reduce fracturing, cracking, chipping and dusting of the pellet substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Publication number: 20190269170
    Abstract: Pellet substrates configured for use with a vapor delivery device to vaporize and deliver an aerosol to a user include a semi-porous base material formed of activated alumina pellets, activated carbon pellets, hulled millet grains that have a generally rounded shape or cellulose paper that has a generally disc shape. The pellet substrates are formed by mixing the base material with a liquid solution of an aerosol former and at least one of a tobacco extract mixture and a tobacco powder blend until the liquid solution is absorbed onto the exposed surfaces of the base material with or without drying by applying heat. The base material may be coated with a liquid hydrocolloid gum solution, namely a water soluble gum, such as sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, and distilled water to reduce fracturing, cracking, chipping and dusting of the pellet substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 10292431
    Abstract: Pellet substrates configured for use with a vapor delivery device to vaporize and deliver an aerosol to a user include porous, substantially inert activated carbon and activated alumina pellets that have generally spherical, semi-spherical and/or rounded shapes. The pellet substrates are formed by mixing the pellets together with a liquid solution of an aerosol former admixed with flavoring and/or nicotine, tobacco powder, or tobacco extract such that the liquid solution is absorbed into and/or adsorbed onto the porous structure of the pellets with or without the addition of heat. The pellets may be coated with an inert dry powder, such as calcium carbonate, to better adhere the liquid solution to the porous surfaces of the pellets. Alternatively, or in addition, the pellets may be coated with a liquid solution of a cellulose gum, such as sodium carboxymethylcellulose, and distilled water to reduce fracturing, cracking, chipping and dusting of the pellet substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Publication number: 20180014576
    Abstract: Pellet substrates configured for use with a vapor delivery device to vaporize and deliver an aerosol to a user include porous, substantially inert activated carbon and activated alumina pellets that have generally spherical, semi-spherical and/or rounded shapes. The pellet substrates are formed by mixing the pellets together with a liquid solution of an aerosol former admixed with flavoring and/or nicotine, tobacco powder, or tobacco extract such that the liquid solution is absorbed into and/or adsorbed onto the porous structure of the pellets with or without the addition of heat. The pellets may be coated with an inert dry powder, such as calcium carbonate, to better adhere the liquid solution to the porous surfaces of the pellets. Alternatively, or in addition, the pellets may be coated with a liquid solution of a cellulose gum, such as sodium carboxymethylcellulose, and distilled water to reduce fracturing, cracking, chipping and dusting of the pellet substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 9439453
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source and an insulation layer and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment including a substrate, which may include tobacco pellets and aerosol-forming material disposed in a substrate cavity between the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment and includes a foil strip laminated thereon; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the mouth-end segment using tipping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Billy Tyrone Conner, Andries Don Sebastian, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Timothy Frederick Thomas, James Richard Stone, Chandra K. Banerjee, Yi-Ping Chang, Vernon Brent Barnes, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, David Neil McClanahan, Carolyn R. Carpenter, Timothy B. Nestor, Jackie L. White
  • Publication number: 20150359259
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source and an insulation layer and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment including a substrate, which may include tobacco pellets and aerosol-forming material disposed in a substrate cavity between the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment and includes a foil strip laminated thereon; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the mouth-end segment using tipping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Billy Tyrone Conner, Andries Don Sebastian, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Timothy Frederick Thomas, James Richard Stone, Chandra K. Banerjee, Yi-Ping Chang, Vernon Brent Barnes, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, David Neil McClanahan, Carolyn R. Carpenter, Timothy B. Nestor, Jackie L. White
  • Publication number: 20150209530
    Abstract: Substrates configured for use with an aerosol agent delivery device to vaporize and deliver an aerosol agent to a user include a carrier and a paste applied to the carrier. The carrier is formed from a non-combustible, thermally conductive, non-toxic and non-off gassing material, such as glass, ceramic or metal. The carrier may be formed in the shape of a solid or porous disc, cupped disc, cylinder or spiral cylinder and the paste may be applied to at least one surface of the carrier. The paste composition may include a binder material, an aerosol agent, such as a therapeutic drug or nicotine, an aerosol forming agent, and an inorganic, inert filler material. The aerosol agent may be derived from an organic plant material, such as ground tobacco, coffee, tea or the like. The aerosol agent may also be provided as a liquid additive, such as liquid nicotine and tobacco flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 9016274
    Abstract: A device for vaporizing and delivering an aerosol agent includes a heat generator, a heat conductor in fluid (airflow) communication with the heat generator, and a substrate holder in heat conducting relation with the heat conductor. The heat generator is a handheld, portable torch and the heat conductor defines an annular heat conducting chamber surrounding a substrate disposed within the substrate holder that supports the aerosol agent and an aerosol forming agent. Another device is a handheld, battery-powered heat generator including a heating element in heat conducting relation with a substrate holder. The heating element is a nichrome heating coil wound about the substrate disposed within the substrate holder and electrically coupled to the battery. Another device further includes an auxiliary heat generator having an auxiliary heating element formed by a finely woven wire mesh positioned adjacent the substrate and electrically coupled to the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Publication number: 20150101606
    Abstract: A device for vaporizing and delivering an aerosol agent includes a heat generator, a heat conductor in fluid (airflow) communication with the heat generator, and a substrate holder in heat conducting relation with the heat conductor. The heat generator is a handheld, portable torch and the heat conductor defines an annular heat conducting chamber surrounding a substrate disposed within the substrate holder that supports the aerosol agent and an aerosol forming agent. Another device is a handheld, battery-powered heat generator including a heating element in heat conducting relation with a substrate holder. The heating element is a nichrome heating coil wound about the substrate disposed within the substrate holder and electrically coupled to the battery. Another device further includes an auxiliary heat generator having an auxiliary heating element formed by a finely woven wire mesh positioned adjacent the substrate and electrically coupled to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 8251060
    Abstract: A device and method for delivering a therapeutic drug to a patient in the form of an aerosol includes a heat generating chamber and an aerosol forming chamber separated by a heat conductor. A heating element is disposed within the heat generating chamber in heat conducting relation with the heat conductor. A substrate having a therapeutic drug and an aerosol forming agent deposited thereon is disposed within the aerosol forming chamber in heat conducting relation with the heat conductor. The heating element ignites a fuel source consisting essentially of a combustible liquefied gas to generate heat that is conducted to the heat conductor and then to the substrate via the heat conductor. The heat generated by the heating element activates the aerosol forming agent to volatilize the therapeutic drug into an aerosol drug contained within the aerosol forming chamber and made available to be inhaled by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Perfetti and Perfetti, LLC
    Inventors: Jackie L. White, Thomas A. Perfetti
  • Publication number: 20080110454
    Abstract: A device and method for delivering a therapeutic drug to a patient in the form of an aerosol includes a heat generating chamber and an aerosol forming chamber separated by a heat conductor. A heating element is disposed within the heat generating chamber in heat conducting relation with the heat conductor. A substrate having a therapeutic drug and an aerosol forming agent deposited thereon is disposed within the aerosol forming chamber in heat conducting relation with the heat conductor. The heating element ignites a fuel source consisting essentially of a combustible liquefied gas to generate heat that is conducted to the heat conductor and then to the substrate via the heat conductor. The heat generated by the heating element activates the aerosol forming agent to volatilize the therapeutic drug into an aerosol drug contained within the aerosol forming chamber and made available to be inhaled by the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Jackie L. White, Thomas A. Perfetti
  • Patent number: 5632287
    Abstract: A smoking article and methods of making the article are described in which a sheet of reconstituted tobacco having an area less than about 100 cm.sup.2 is manually or machine folded into a substantially flat strip of tobacco for smoking. The reconstituted tobacco sheet may be folded about other folded or unfolded strips of tobacco sheet and compressed into a substantially flat smoking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Roger G. Hayworth, Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 5546965
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved cigarettes and other smoking articles employing short fuel elements and physically separate aerosol generating means wherein the fuel element is provided with an improved insulating means comprising extremely fine gauge (e.g., about 0.002 inch diameter) wire, woven into a cloth-like material of about 200 mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 5483977
    Abstract: This invention provides improvements in tobacco expansion processes which are capable of dramatically improving tobacco throughput in high pressure tobacco impregnation systems. In accordance with various aspects of the invention, tobacco can be impregnated in a high pressure impregnation zone and removed from the zone for expansion in complete cycle times of less than one minute, typically less than about 15-30 seconds. In addition, tobacco throughputs are further improved in accordance with other aspects of the invention by achieving dramatically improved use of the available treatment space in a high pressure impregnation zone. In addition, the invention provides processes for minimizing the amount of expansion agent used to treat tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Lucas J. Conrad, Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 5387416
    Abstract: A tobacco composition includes a tobacco extract and an edible carrier. The composition allows tobacco to be enjoyed orally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jackie L. White, Thomas A. Perfetti
  • Patent number: 5368879
    Abstract: A process for providing a flavorable composition for use as a food condiment is provided. The composition is provided by extracting a mixture of steak sauce ingredients to provide a steak sauce extract separated from the extracted mixture of steak sauce ingredients. The steak sauce extract is heated in a pressure-controlled environment to above ambient pressure at a temperature above about 100.degree. C. The heat treated extract is then contacted with a substrate which is subsequently ground into powder form to provide a dry, powdered condiment useful as a steak sauce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jackie L. White, Thomas A. Perfetti
  • Patent number: 5318050
    Abstract: Flavorful tobacco extracts are provided by subjecting a moist spray dried tobacco extract to heat treatment. The moist extract is contacted with a furanone, a pyranone or an alpha-dicarbonyl compound, and exposed to a temperature above about 100.degree. C. in a pressure controlled vessel. Resulting flavorful extracts are useful as forms of tobacco in cigarettes and other smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, Thomas A. Perfetti, Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 5148821
    Abstract: Smokable and/or combustible tobacco material is provided by altering the character of tobacco material.Tobacco material is extracted using a solvent to provide a tobacco extract within the solvent and an extracted tobacco material. The extracted tobacco material is separated from at least a portion of the extract and solvent. The extracted tobacco material is subjected to pyrolysis conditions to provide a pyrolyzed material. The pyrolysis conditions can include a temperature of from about 300.degree. C. to about 1250.degree. C. and a non-oxidizing atmosphere.The pyrolyzed material can then be formed into a predetermined shape such as by extrusion, casting and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Freddie W. Best, Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 5129409
    Abstract: Cigarettes which heat but do not burn tobacco are described, preferably having a carbonaceous fuel element extruded around a physically separate aerosol generating means, comprising an aerosol forming material. These cigarettes are capable of producing substantial quantities of aerosol, both initially and over the useful life of the article, without significant thermal degradation of the aerosol former and without the presence of substantial pyrolysis or incomplete combustion products. Preferably, a barrier member is provided to substantially prevent fluid flow between the aerosol generating means and the fuel element. The barrier member is disposable as the cigarette burns back.Also described are embodiments wherein the aerosol generating means encircles at least a portion of the extruded fuel element.In addition, apparatus and method for making smoking articles are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jackie L. White, Lucas J. Conrad, William S. Simmons
  • Patent number: 5121757
    Abstract: Flavorful tobacco extracts are provided by subjecting a tobacco extract to heat treatment. The tobacco extract is contacted with an ammonia compound capable of releasing ammonia or a base capable of releasing ammonia indigenous to the tobacco extract, and then is subjected to a heat treatment above about 100.degree. C. in a pressure controlled environment. Resulting flavorful extracts are useful as forms of tobacco in cigarettes and other smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jackie L. White, Thomas A. Perfetti