Molds Patents (Class 131/119)
  • Patent number: 10426190
    Abstract: A portioned moist tobacco product with a super-hydrated membrane coating and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The super-hydrated membrane coating is formed by ionic cross-linking using two polymers. The soluble component of the super-hydrated membrane coating dissolves upon placement in the mouth, while the insoluble component maintains the tobacco within the coating for the duration of the use of the product. The moist tobacco product is soft and flexible so as to fit comfortably in an oral cavity when placed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, William R. Sweeney, Shensheng Liu, Kenneth A. Newman, Steven J. Hovjacky
  • Patent number: 10390557
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco composition for oral use comprising liberated, delignified tobacco fibers, a method for its manufacturing and use, as well as a pouch comprising the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Swedish Match North Europe AB
    Inventors: Bengt Börjesson, Martin Sjögren
  • Patent number: 9039839
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product is configured for insertion into the mouth of a user and incorporates materials from Nicotiana species (e.g., tobacco-derived materials) and plant materials from non-Nicotiana species (e.g., non-tobacco plant materials). The tobacco material can have the form of processed tobacco material (e.g., granulated, reconstituted, heat treated, or otherwise processed tobacco laminae and/or stem), tobacco extract (e.g., an extract of water soluble tobacco components obtained by extracting tobacco with water), or a combination thereof. The non-tobacco material can have the form of vegetable pulp (e.g., sugar beet pulp), pulp obtained after removal of water soluble components as a result of water extraction treatment, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Dwayne William Beeson, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Huamin Gan
  • Patent number: 9032971
    Abstract: A portioned moist tobacco product with a super-hydrated membrane coating and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The super-hydrated membrane coating is formed by ionic cross-linking using two polymers. The soluble component of the super-hydrated membrane coating dissolves upon placement in the mouth, while the insoluble component maintains the tobacco within the coating for the duration of the use of the product. The moist tobacco product is soft and flexible so as to fit comfortably in an oral cavity when placed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, William R. Sweeney, Shensheng Liu, Kenneth A. Newman, Steven J. Hovjacky
  • Patent number: 8991142
    Abstract: An apparatus for accurately dosing moist smokeless tobacco includes a dosing assembly and a dosing air source. The dosing assembly defines a loading chamber and a dosing chamber for containing a quantity of moist smokeless tobacco material. The dosing assembly also includes a discharge opening communicating with the dosing chamber. The dosing air source communicates with the dosing chamber and is operable to deliver compressed air to the dosing assembly so as to move moist smokeless tobacco material from the dosing chamber to the discharge opening. A method of pouching moist smokeless tobacco includes placing a predetermined quantity of moist smokeless tobacco in a dosing chamber having a predetermined volume, and ejecting the predetermined quantity of moist smokeless tobacco to pouching apparatus using compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventor: Dwight D. Williams
  • 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: 20130312774
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product is provided that includes a tobacco material in the form of a tobacco extract, a particulate tobacco material, or a combination thereof. In some embodiments, the smokeless tobacco product is substantially translucent. Methods for making and using the smokeless tobacco product are also provided. The smokeless tobacco product can include isomalt, maltitol syrup, particulate tobacco, and a translucent tobacco extract prepared by ultrafiltration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventor: Darrell Eugene Holton, JR.
  • Patent number: 8387623
    Abstract: Tobacco articles having tobacco disposed in a porous matrix. The tobacco articles can provide tobacco to an adult consumer in the form of particles, liquid, or vapor so as to furnish tobacco satisfaction to the consumer. The tobacco can 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: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: Frank Scott Atchley, James Arthur Strickland, James M. Rossman
  • Publication number: 20120103349
    Abstract: Methods of processing tobacco for the production of an oral tobacco product and apparatuses for carrying out such methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises transporting tobacco though a duct of a tobacco processing machine with a stream of compressed air, introducing liquid mist into the air stream to lubricate the duct walls to prevent the tobacco sticking thereto, and introducing an additive into the air stream to combine with the tobacco as it passes through the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Leif Anders Hansson
  • Publication number: 20100275936
    Abstract: A smokeless dissolvable compressed tobacco product having a total aerobic microbial count of less than 2 log cfu/g is made by pasteurizing a tobacco component so as to reduce the total aerobic microbial count thereof to less than 2 log cfu/g and the total yeast and mold count thereof to less than 2 log cfu/g. The pasteurized tobacco component is mixed with one or more non-tobacco components before being compressed to form the smokeless dissolvable compressed tobacco product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Håkan Bivehed
  • Publication number: 20100163062
    Abstract: Tobacco articles having tobacco disposed in a porous matrix. The tobacco articles can provide tobacco to an adult consumer in the form of particles, liquid, or vapor so as to furnish tobacco satisfaction to the consumer. The tobacco can 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: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: U.S. SMOKELESS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Frank Scott Atchley, James Arthur Strickland, James M. Rossman
  • Publication number: 20080202533
    Abstract: A portioned moist tobacco product with a super-hydrated membrane coating and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The super-hydrated membrane coating is formed by ionic cross-linking using two polymers. The soluble component of the super-hydrated membrane coating dissolves upon placement in the mouth, while the insoluble component maintains the tobacco within the coating for the duration of the use of the product. The moist tobacco product is soft and flexible so as to fit comfortably in an oral cavity when placed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, William R. Sweeney, Shensheng Liu, Kenneth A. Newman, Steven J. Hovjacky
  • Patent number: 5353816
    Abstract: The invention relates to tobacco-containing foil filaments comprising tobacco particles, water, binding agents and moisturizing agents and having a substantially partially circular or closed circular cross-section, and to a method and apparatus for producing said foil filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: B.A.T. Cigarettenfabriken GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Ehling, Jurgen Nusslein, Wilfried Stiller
  • 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