Patents by Inventor Raquel Olegario

Raquel Olegario 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: 20190208819
    Abstract: At least one example embodiment provides a non-combustible smoking system or kit, comprising: a cartridge having a first end and a second end; and a tobacco containing section having a third end and a fourth end. The cartridge includes: a pre-vapor formulation reservoir element and a pre-vapor heating element coupled to the pre-vapor formulation reservoir element. The tobacco containing section includes a tobacco housing and a tobacco heating element. The first end of the cartridge is configured to be connected to the fourth end of the tobacco containing section, and the second end of the cartridge is configured to be connected to the third end of the tobacco containing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. TUCKER, Barry S. SMITH, Ed CADIEUX, David BENNETT, Raquel OLEGARIO, San LI, Georgios KARLES, Richard JUPE, Peter LIPOWICZ, Benjamin RAGLAND
  • Publication number: 20190116866
    Abstract: Tobacco smoking mixtures capable of producing tobacco smoke are provided which reduce the cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of the tobacco smoke. The tobacco smoking mixtures include tobacco cut filler and glycerin in an amount effective to reduce cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of smoke produced by the tobacco smoking mixture. The tobacco smoking mixtures enable a further reduction in cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity when glycerin is combined with palladium or salts of calcium and/or magnesium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San Li, Raquel Olegario, Joseph L. Banyasz, Kenneth H. Shafer
  • Patent number: 10188139
    Abstract: Tobacco smoking mixtures capable of producing tobacco smoke are provided which reduce the cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of the tobacco smoke. The tobacco smoking mixtures include tobacco cut filler and glycerin in an amount effective to reduce cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of smoke produced by the tobacco smoking mixture. The tobacco smoking mixtures enable a further reduction in cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity when glycerin is combined with palladium or salts of calcium and/or magnesium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San Li, Raquel Olegario, Joseph L. Banyasz, Kenneth H. Shafer
  • Publication number: 20180177233
    Abstract: At least one example embodiment provides a non-combustible smoking system or kit, comprising: a cartridge having a first end and a second end; and a tobacco containing section having a third end and a fourth end. The cartridge includes: a pre-vapor formulation reservoir element and a pre-vapor heating element coupled to the pre-vapor formulation reservoir element. The tobacco containing section includes a tobacco housing and a tobacco heating element. The first end of the cartridge is configured to be connected to the fourth end of the tobacco containing section, and the second end of the cartridge is configured to be connected to the third end of the tobacco containing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. TUCKER, Barry S. SMITH, Ed CADIEUX, David BENNETT, Raquel OLEGARIO, San LI, Georgios KARLES, Richard JUPE, Peter LIPOWICZ, Benjamin RAGLAND
  • Publication number: 20180132522
    Abstract: Tobacco smoking mixtures capable of producing tobacco smoke are provided which reduce the cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of the tobacco smoke. The tobacco smoking mixtures include tobacco cut filler and glycerin in an amount effective to reduce cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of smoke produced by the tobacco smoking mixture. The tobacco smoking mixtures enable a further reduction in cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity when glycerin is combined with palladium or salts of calcium and/or magnesium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San Li, Raquel Olegario, Joseph L. Banyasz, Kenneth H. Shafer
  • Patent number: 9894928
    Abstract: Tobacco smoking mixtures capable of producing tobacco smoke are provided which reduce the cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of the tobacco smoke. The tobacco smoking mixtures include tobacco cut filler and glycerin in an amount effective to reduce cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of smoke produced by the tobacco smoking mixture. The tobacco smoking mixtures enable a further reduction in cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity when glycerin is combined with palladium or salts of calcium and/or magnesium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San Li, Raquel Olegario, Joseph L. Banyasz, Kenneth H. Shafer
  • Publication number: 20180007966
    Abstract: An e-vaping device may include a pre-vapor formulation tank configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation, an adaptor that includes a vaporizer assembly configured to vaporize the pre-vapor formulation, and a flavor insert positioned to receive vapors formed by the vaporizer assembly. The flavor insert may hold at least one flavorant. The tank, adaptor, and flavor insert may be a non-combustible vaping element that includes a channel into which the flavor insert may be inserted to be positioned to receive the vapors. The flavor insert and the vaporizer assembly may be at opposing ends of the channel. The flavor insert may be a detachable insert configured to be inserted into the tank element. The flavor element may be a tobacco element. The tobacco element may be at least a portion of a cigarette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Altria Client Servcies LLC
    Inventors: San LI, Ben RAGLAND, Diane GEE, Raquel OLEGARIO
  • Publication number: 20160324216
    Abstract: At least one example embodiment discloses a non-combustible smoking element including a pre-vapor formulation reservoir element configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation material, a pre-vapor heating element coupled to the pre-vapor formulation reservoir element and configured to heat at least a portion of the pre-vapor formulation material into a vapor and provide the vapor to a channel, a tobacco heating element configured to heat at least a portion of tobacco and generate an aroma and a tobacco housing configured to contain the tobacco and provide the aroma to the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: San LI, Raquel OLEGARIO, Richard JUPE, Christopher S. TUCKER, Barry S. SMITH, Edmond J. CADIEUX, David BENNETT, Georgios D. KARLES, Ben RAGLAND
  • Patent number: 9060546
    Abstract: A smoking article filter includes a flow restrictor and a cavity downstream of the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor includes an orifice or flow channel for directing smoke into the cavity. The filter is attached to the tobacco rod with tipping paper and includes an air-admissible ventilating zone at a location downstream of the restrictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San Li, Raquel Olegario, Mike Braunshteyn, Rowland W. Dwyer, Martin Garthaffner, Dwight Williams, Richard Jupe
  • Publication number: 20150150304
    Abstract: Tobacco smoking mixtures capable of producing tobacco smoke are provided which reduce the cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of the tobacco smoke. The tobacco smoking mixtures include tobacco cut filler and glycerin in an amount effective to reduce cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of smoke produced by the tobacco smoking mixture. The tobacco smoking mixtures enable a further reduction in cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity when glycerin is combined with palladium or salts of calcium and/or magnesium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: San Li, Raquel Olegario, Joseph L. Banyasz, Kenneth H. Shafer
  • Patent number: 8424540
    Abstract: A smoking article filter includes a valved flow restrictor and a cavity downstream of the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor includes an orifice or flow channel for directing smoke into the cavity. The filter is attached to the tobacco rod with tipping paper and includes an air-admissible ventilating zone at a location downstream of the restrictor. The valved restrictor can be used to isolate a sorbent bearing component of the filter from a flavor bearing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Raquel Olegario, San Li, Roland W. Dwyer, Mike Braunshteyn
  • Patent number: 8424539
    Abstract: A smoking article having a filter segment that establishes both a desired resistance to draw and a mixing of mainstream smoke with ventilation air. The filter segment includes a fluted portion, a frusto-conical portion and axially extending orifices establishing fluid communication between the frusto-conical portion and voids between one or more walls of the fluted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Braunshteyn, San Li, Raquel Olegario
  • Patent number: 8353302
    Abstract: Provided is a smoking article including a smokeable filler with a high aerosol former content and a filter. Preferably, the smokeable filler includes about 4 wt % glycerin to about 35 wt % glycerin. The filter includes a cylindrical tube attached to the tobacco rod with tipping paper, a first filter segment at a location along said cylindrical tube adjacent and in a downstream relation to said tobacco rod, and a flow restricting filter segment at a location adjacent and in a downstream relation to the first filter segment. In an embodiment, the filter also includes a cavity adjacent and in a downstream relation to the flow restricting filter segment, and a ventilation zone at a location along the cavity including perforations that extend through the tipping paper and the cylindrical tube. Preferably, the ventilation zone is in a downstream relation to the flow restricting filter segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Raquel Olegario, San Li
  • Patent number: 8353298
    Abstract: A smoking article having a cylinder of smoking material and a filter system attached to the cylinder of smoking material. The filter system includes an upstream plug of filtering material, a downstream plug of filtering material, and a cavity between the upstream plug of filtering material and the downstream plug of filtering material. A flow restrictor is positioned within the cavity and has at least one orifice and a series of perforations provide ventilation to the smoking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Braunshteyn, Rowland W. Dwyer, San Li, Raquel Olegario, Gail Yoss
  • Publication number: 20120318285
    Abstract: Tobacco smoking mixtures capable of producing tobacco smoke are provided which reduce the cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of the tobacco smoke. The tobacco smoking mixtures include tobacco cut filler and glycerin in an amount effective to reduce cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of smoke produced by the tobacco smoking mixture. The tobacco smoking mixtures enable a further reduction in cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity when glycerin is combined with palladium or salts of calcium and/or magnesium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San LI, Raquel Olegario, Joseph L. Banyasz, Kenneth H. Shafer
  • Patent number: 8109277
    Abstract: A smoking article includes a tobacco rod adapted to produce mainstream smoke, and a filter having an upstream end portion and a downstream end portion. The filter includes a ventilated cavity and a flow restrictor segment having an impermeable insert at least partially surrounded by a tubular segment of an air transmissive material upstream of the cavity. In an embodiment, the tubular segment at least partially defines the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc,
    Inventors: San Li, Richard Jupe, Georgios D. Karles, Dwight Williams, Raquel Olegario, Michael Braunshteyn, Martin Garthaffner, Rowland W. Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20110100388
    Abstract: A smoking article filter includes a flow restrictor and a cavity downstream of the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor includes an orifice or flow channel for directing smoke into the cavity. The filter is attached to the tobacco rod with tipping paper and includes an air-admissible ventilating zone at a location downstream of the restrictor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San Li, Raquel Olegario, Mike Braunshteyn, Rowland W. Dwyer, Martin Garthaffner, Dwight Williams, Richard Jupe
  • Publication number: 20110083675
    Abstract: A smoking article filter includes a valved flow restrictor and a cavity downstream of the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor includes an orifice or flow channel for directing smoke into the cavity. The filter is attached to the tobacco rod with tipping paper and includes an air-admissible ventilating zone at a location downstream of the restrictor. The valved restrictor can be used to isolate a sorbent bearing component of the filter from a flavor bearing component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Raquel Olegario, San Li, Roland W. Dwyer, Mike Braunshteyn
  • Publication number: 20110083687
    Abstract: A smoking article having a tobacco rod adapted to produce mainstream smoke, and a filter having an upstream end portion and a downstream end portion, and wherein the filter is arranged to receive mainstream smoke at the upstream end portion. The filter includes a first filter segment of low particulate efficiency at the upstream end portion; a channeled flow segment adjacent to the first filter segment, the channeled flow segment including a flow channel establishing a substantial portion of a predetermined resistance to draw of the smoking article; a mouthpiece filter segment of low particulate efficiency at the downstream end portion; and a tubular body segment at least partially defining a portion of a cavity between the mouthpiece filter and the channeled flow segment. Tipping paper attaches the filter with the tobacco rod and includes an air-admissible ventilation zone at a location along the tubular body segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Raquel Olegario, San Li, Mike Braunshteyn, Roland W. Dwyer, Richard Jupe
  • Patent number: 7878963
    Abstract: A smoking article filter includes a flow restrictor and a cavity downstream of the flow restrictor. The flow restrictor includes an orifice or flow channel for directing smoke into the cavity. The filter is attached to the tobacco rod with tipping paper and includes an air-admissible ventilating zone at a location downstream of the restrictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San Li, Raquel Olegario, Mike Braunshteyn, Rowland W. Dwyer, Martin Garthaffner, Dwight Williams, Richard Jupe