Patents by Inventor Luther B. Pittman

Luther B. Pittman 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: 4624269
    Abstract: The composition of matter is made up of tobacco in an amount of from 10 to 40% by weight and a masticatory in an amount of at least about 60% to 90% by weight of the composition. The composition is soft and easy to masticate and is able to impart a constant release of tobacco flavor over a period of time when masticated. The composition permits a controlled flavor release determined by the rapidness of mastication and by the size of the tobacco particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: The Pinkerton Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Larry D. Story, Luther B. Pittman
  • Patent number: 4513756
    Abstract: A blend of dark-fired and one-sucker tobacco and a cased cigar type tobacco are cut to obtain a shredded product. After the addition of water and a binder, the resultant mixture is heated, dried and then pelletized into individual discrete pellets. Various additives can be added prior to or during pelletizing. The pellets are sized to give the user the desired taste and flavor of a conventional smokeless tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: The Pinkerton Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Luther B. Pittman, Jennings M. Agner, George F. Hunt