Patents by Inventor Shalva Gedevanishvili

Shalva Gedevanishvili 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: 20190175498
    Abstract: A soft, chewable and orally dissolvable and/or disintegrable product includes a biopolymer-sugar based matrix and botanical powder dispersed throughout the biopolymer-sugar based matrix. The biopolymer-sugar based matrix includes at least one biopolymer, at least one sugar and optional additives. Soft, chewable and orally dissolvable and/or disintegrable product can also include flavor beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Shalva Gedevanishvili, Shengsheng Liu, Munmaya K. Mishra, William R. Sweeney, Randall Baren, Qinglin Li, Darin Colassaco, Salem Chouchane
  • Patent number: 10245227
    Abstract: A soft, chewable and orally dissolvable and/or disintegrable product includes a biopolymer-sugar based matrix and botanical powder dispersed throughout the biopolymer-sugar based matrix. The biopolymer-sugar based matrix includes at least one biopolymer, at least one sugar and optional additives. Soft, chewable and orally dissolvable and/or disintegrable product can also include flavor beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Shalva Gedevanishvili, Shengsheng Liu, Munmaya K. Mishra, William R. Sweeney, Randall Baren, Qinglin Li, Darin Colassaco, Salem Chouchane
  • 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: 9668503
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an oral product includes creating a matrix from a plurality of capsules, a powdered component, a viscous component and a binder and molding the matrix into a shape. In a preferred embodiment, the capsules provide functional and flavorful ingredients. In an embodiment, the matrix is enclosed in a porous material that forms a pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle R. Crawford, Shalva Gedevanishvili, William R. Sweeney, Chris Irving
  • Publication number: 20170143023
    Abstract: An oral product includes a matrix including a mixture of a plurality of capsules, a powdered component, a viscous component and a binder and wherein the matrix is molded into a shape. In a preferred embodiment, the capsules provide functional and flavorful ingredients. In an embodiment, the matrix is enclosed in a porous material that forms a pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Danielle R. Crawford, Shalva Gedevanishvili, William R. Sweeney, Chris Irving
  • 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: 20160066618
    Abstract: Methods for the in situ formation of catalyst particles in cigarette paper are provided. A catalyst precursor, which can be incorporated into the cigarette papermaking process or can be combined with cigarette paper after formation of the paper, can be decomposed to form catalyst particles that are incorporated within the cigarette paper. Cigarette paper comprising the catalyst particles can be used to form a cigarette. During the smoking of a cigarette comprising the catalyst particles the amount of carbon monoxide in the mainstream smoke of the cigarette can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Shalva GEDEVANISHVILI, Shahryar RABIEI
  • Patent number: 9255361
    Abstract: Methods for the in situ formation of catalyst particles in cigarette paper are provided. A catalyst precursor, which can be incorporated into the cigarette papermaking process or can be combined with cigarette paper after formation of the paper, can be decomposed to form catalyst particles that are incorporated within the cigarette paper. Cigarette paper comprising the catalyst particles can be used to form a cigarette. During the smoking of a cigarette comprising the catalyst particles the amount of carbon monoxide in the mainstream smoke of the cigarette can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Shalva Gedevanishvili, Shahryar Rabiei
  • Publication number: 20160000708
    Abstract: A soft, chewable and orally dissolvable and/or disintegrable product includes a biopolymer-sugar based matrix and botanical powder dispersed throughout the biopolymer-sugar based matrix. The biopolymer-sugar based matrix includes at least one biopolymer, at least one sugar and optional additives. Soft, chewable and orally dissolvable and/or disintegrable product can also include flavor beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Feng GAO, Shalva GEDEVANISHVILI, Shengsheng LIU, Munmaya K. MISHRA, William R. SWEENEY, Randall BAREN, Qinglin LI, Darin COLASSACO, Salem CHOUCHANE
  • Patent number: 9155772
    Abstract: A soft, chewable and orally dissolvable and/or disintegrable product includes a biopolymer-sugar based matrix and botanical powder dispersed throughout the biopolymer-sugar based matrix. The biopolymer-sugar based matrix includes at least one biopolymer, at least one sugar and optional additives. Soft, chewable and orally dissolvable and/or disintegrable product can also include flavor beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Shalva Gedevanishvili, Shengsheng Liu, Munmaya K. Mishra, William R. Sweeney, Randall Baren, Qinglin Li, Darin Colassaco, Salem Chouchane
  • Patent number: 9119421
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Li, Shalva Gedevanishvili, Firooz Rasouli, Weijun Zhang, Rajesh K. Garg, Hector Alonso
  • Publication number: 20150104552
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an oral product includes creating a matrix from a plurality of capsules, a powdered component, a viscous component and a binder and molding the matrix into a shape. In a preferred embodiment, the capsules provide functional and flavorful ingredients. In an embodiment, the matrix is enclosed in a porous material that forms a pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Danielle R. Crawford, Shalva Gedevanishvili, William R. Sweeney, Chris Irving
  • Patent number: 8940344
    Abstract: Provided are oral products that provide engaging and flavorful experiences to a user. The oral product includes a plurality of capsules, a powdered component, a viscous component and a binder that create a matrix that is molded into a shape. In a preferred embodiment, the capsules provide functional and flavorful ingredients. In an embodiment, the matrix is enclosed in a porous material that forms a pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle R. Crawford, Shalva Gedevanishvili, William R. Sweeney, Chris Irving
  • Publication number: 20140109922
    Abstract: Cut filler compositions, cigarettes, methods for making cut filler compositions and cigarettes, and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke of cigarettes are provided that use catalyst particles capable of converting carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The catalyst particles are supported on tobacco powder. The tobacco powder supported catalyst particles can be prepared by dry admixing the catalyst particles and tobacco powder or by combining a dispersion of catalyst particles with the tobacco powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shalva Gedevanishvili, Ping Li, Firooz Rasouli, Mohammad Hajaligol
  • Patent number: 8701681
    Abstract: Cigarette paper, methods for making cigarettes and methods for smoking cigarettes are provided, which involve the use of an oxyhydroxide compound that is capable of decomposing to form at least one product capable of acting as an oxidant for the conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide and/or as a catalyst for the conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The oxyhydroxide compound and/or the product formed from the decomposition of the oxyhydroxide can be in the form of nanoparticles. The oxyhydroxide compounds can be represented by MOOH where M is a metal selected from the group consisting of transition metals, rare earth metals, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Ping Li, Wei-Jun Zhang, Shalva Gedevanishvili
  • Publication number: 20140047630
    Abstract: Absorbent pods comprise a pouch formed of a porous material. The pouch contains an absorbent polymer in an amount sufficient to absorb at least about 20 mL of fluid. Preferably, the absorbent polymer is sodium polyacrylate and the porous material is a hydrophilic material. The absorbent pods absorb and retain fluids, including saliva.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shalva Gedevanishvili, William R. Sweeney, Heidi R. Kleinbach-Sauter, Zane Gibbs
  • Patent number: 8631803
    Abstract: Cut filler compositions, cigarettes, methods for making cut filler compositions and cigarettes, and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke of cigarettes are provided that use catalyst particles capable of converting carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The catalyst particles are supported on tobacco powder. The tobacco powder supported catalyst particles can be prepared by dry admixing the catalyst particles and tobacco powder or by combining a dispersion of catalyst particles with the tobacco powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shalva Gedevanishvili, Ping Li, Firooz Rasouli, Mohammad Hajaligol
  • Patent number: 8586819
    Abstract: Absorbent pods comprise a pouch formed of a porous material. The pouch contains an absorbent polymer in an amount sufficient to absorb at least about 20 mL of fluid. Preferably, the absorbent polymer is sodium polyacrylate and the porous material is a hydrophilic material. The absorbent pods absorb and retain fluids, including saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shalva Gedevanishvili, William R. Sweeney, Heidi R. Kleinbach-Sauter, Zane Gibbs
  • Patent number: 8389034
    Abstract: Provided is a disintegrable or non-disintegrable oral flavor delivery product. The product includes a disintegrable or non-disintegrable chewable pouch with a plurality of perforations. The pouch encloses a non-tobacco flavor product that can be in a gel, semi-liquid, and/or liquid form. A user chews, sucks, and/or manipulates the pouch to cause the enclosed flavor product to leach out of the perforations into the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shalva Gedevanishvili, Dennis Geib, Bruce Waymack, William R. Sweeney, Cindy Hayes, Danielle R. Crawford