No Smoke To User Patents (Class 131/271)
  • Patent number: 9889956
    Abstract: An oral pouch product having a soft edge includes an inner filling material enclosed inwardly of at least one seam between opposed layers of porous pouch wrapper. The at least one seam is separated from the periphery of the porous pouch wrapper by an unbonded area of the opposed layers so as to form a soft edge of the pouch wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando L. Chappell, Sr., Danielle R. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9375540
    Abstract: The claimed invention is an apparatus to assist and encourage a person to take long, deep and steady breaths. The invention is designed to provide improved health for the user by fostering; improved breathing and relaxation, aroma delivery and positive smell association, calmer clearer thinking, reduced stress and anxiety, as well as providing a substitute for potentially harmful habits such as smoking, over-eating, over-drinking and other forms of drug abuse. This invention may also reduce the impact of some existing physiological and psychological health conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Scott Pearson
  • Patent number: 9332784
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for making a fuel element for a smoking article including the steps of mixing a metal-containing catalyst precursor with a filler material or graphite or a combination thereof to form a pre-treated fuel element component; optionally calcining the pre-treated fuel element component in order to convert the catalyst precursor to a catalytic metal compound; after the optional calcining step, combining the pre-treated fuel element component with a carbonaceous material and a binder to produce a fuel element composition; and forming the fuel element composition into a fuel element adapted for use in a smoking article. Examples of metal-containing catalyst precursors include iron nitrate, copper nitrate, cerium nitrate, cerium ammonium nitrate, manganese nitrate, magnesium nitrate, and zinc nitrate. Fuel elements treated according to the invention, and smoking articles including such fuel elements, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Chandra Kumar Banerjee, Stephen Benson Sears, Susan K Pike
  • Patent number: 8851083
    Abstract: A device (1) for producing an aerosol from vaporizable constituents of tobacco comprises a vaporizing chamber (24) within which the tobacco is placed. A main housing (9) which forms a portion of the vaporizing chamber also forms a combustion chamber (18) within which a gas catalytic combustion element (19) is located for converting fuel gas to heat by catalytic action. A temperature responsive control valve (61) controls the supply of fuel gas to the combustion chamber for maintaining the temperature in the vaporizing chamber A thermal mass (96) secured to a tab portion (95) of the gas catalytic combustion element maintains the temperature of the tab portion at or above the ignition temperature of the gas catalytic combustion element during periods of fuel gas interruption by the control valve. Vaporised constituents of the tobacco are drawn from the vaporizing chamber through an aerosol accommodating tube (37) through a mouthpiece (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Oglesby & Butler Research & Development Limited
    Inventors: Alfred Peter Oglesby, John Paul Oglesby
  • Publication number: 20140271946
    Abstract: Tobacco products comprising smokeless tobacco products and active ingredients, including those that antagonize nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, the TRPV1 channel, and/or the TRPA1 channel are disclosed. Nicotine replacement therapies comprising active ingredients, including those that antagonize nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, the TRPV1 channel, and/or the TRPA1 channel. The active ingredient may reduce or eliminate sensory irritation arising due to use of the product. Analgesic compositions comprising active ingredients. Methods of reducing taste and sensory irritation by employing an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Gerd Kobal, Georgios D. Karles, Munmaya K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 8757169
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette including an atomizer, a cartridge, a mouthpiece, a power switch, and an electronic cigarette refilling apparatus for use therein is disclosed. A method of dispensing a liquid into an electronic cigarette and a method of inhaling a vapor from an electronic cigarette are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: David Gysland
  • Patent number: 8752557
    Abstract: An aerosol generator device for delivering an aerosol of a nicotine salt is provided. The aerosol generator comprises: (i) a mouth end; (ii) a first chamber containing a porous material wetted with liquid nicotine, (iii) a second chamber containing a porous material wetted with a solution of a volatile acid, (iv) a third chamber in fluid communication with the first and second chambers, leading to the mouth end, and (v) an outer housing defining a passageway for air through said device. A nicotine vapor can be produced by drawing air along the passageway and through the porous material wetted with liquid nicotine. An acid vapor can be produced by passing air along the passageway and through the porous material wetted with a solution of a volatile acid. Then, the nicotine vapor and the acid vapor can be admixed in the third chamber to form an aerosol of a nicotine salt, which can be drawn out through the mouth end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Lipowicz
  • Patent number: 8733368
    Abstract: A device which facilitates the absorption of nicotine in order to reduce the incidence of tobacco smoking is disclosed. The device includes a tube defining an interior space. The tube has a first end with an opening and a second end. An inhalable, flowable liquid or gel composition is disposed in the interior space of the tube. The composition may include water, at least one vitamin, a flavoring agent, and nicotine. The flavoring agent may include an intense sweetener such as sucralose, and a natural or artificial fruit flavor. A user inhales on the first end of the tube of the device as a substitute oral activity to tobacco smoking and thereby ingests a source of nicotine that reduces the withdrawal symptoms experienced when smoking is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Smoke-Break, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett J. Roth, Terrill S. Clayton
  • Patent number: 8689804
    Abstract: A smoking article includes identification information encoded on the smoking article. The smoking article can be used with an electrically heated smoking system having a detector for detecting the smoking article and distinguishing the smoking article from other articles based on the identification information. A cleaning article includes identification information encoded on the cleaning article. The cleaning article cleans an electrically heated smoking system having a detector for detecting the cleaning article and distinguishing the cleaning article from other articles based on the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Felix Fernando, Jean-Pierre Cordey
  • Patent number: 8678013
    Abstract: A smoking article, such as a cigarette, comprises a lighting end and a mouth end. The smoking article possesses an aerosol-generation system that includes (i) a heat generation segment, and (ii) an aerosol-generating region or segment. A mouth end piece segment can be located at the mouth end of the smoking article. A segment of tobacco cut filler, gathered tobacco paper, or other type of flavor source material, can be positioned between the mouth end piece segment and the aerosol-generation segment. Optionally, segment composed of tobacco cut filler can be positioned so as to provide a lighting end segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Evon L. Crooks, Billy T. Conner, Dempsey B. Brewer, Jr., Louis John Read, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8662087
    Abstract: A device which facilitates the absorption of nicotine in order to reduce the incidence of tobacco smoking is disclosed. The device includes a tube defining an interior space. The tube has a first end with an opening and a second end. An inhalable, flowable liquid or gel composition is disposed in the interior space of the tube. The composition may include water, at least one vitamin, a flavoring agent, and nicotine. The flavoring agent may include an intense sweetener such as sucralose, and a natural or artificial fruit flavor. A user inhales on the first end of the tube of the device as a substitute oral activity to tobacco smoking and thereby ingests a source of nicotine that reduces the withdrawal symptoms experienced when smoking is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Smoke-Break, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett J. Roth, Terrill S. Clayton
  • Patent number: 8646461
    Abstract: A device for simulating a chemosensation of smoking includes an outer layer, a porous medium and a chemesthetic agent. The porous medium is disposed within the outer layer. The chemesthetic agent is disposed within the porous medium and activates a TRP channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sentiens, LLC
    Inventors: Reid von Borstel, Dennis Tan, John Siverling, Inna S. Timokhina
  • Patent number: 8578942
    Abstract: An aerosol generator device has an elongate body with an interior passageway extending longitudinally to its mouth end. The device receives an interchangeable, pressurized canister charged with a nicotine containing liquid that is discharged in a metered dose on manual actuation of a button member that causes a valve in the canister to open and discharge through a discharge tube. A sleeve releasably couples the canister to the body. The button member is slidably mounted on the body for reciprocal movement along a trigger axis Y-Y? extending transversely of the longitudinal axis X-X? of the device, and has a manually depressible surface portion and a camming surface portion that drives a slidable nozzle member to press the discharge tube inwardly of the canister to open its valve and release liquid into the nozzle member. Nozzle forms an aerosol from the liquid, which is delivered to the consumer through outlets in the mouth end of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Michael Schennum
  • Patent number: 8529914
    Abstract: A bioactive dose for delivering a bioactive agent to a mammal, includes a solid bioactive dosage unit containing at least one bioactive agent and a rapid release coating provided on at least one outer surface of the solid bioactive dosage unit, the rapid release coating containing a material having a property of rapidly modulating a pH of bodily fluids in which the material comes in contact in a direction towards an ideal absorptive pH or towards an ideal pH to hinder absorption of the at least one bioactive agent given the pKa that least at one bioactive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Richard C. Fuisz, Joseph M. Fuisz
  • Patent number: 8517032
    Abstract: A smokeless pipe comprises a bowl (1), a shank (2), a stem (3) with a bit (4) and an air channel (5) inside of the pipe, which is used for placing a carrier of a nicotine-containing or flavoring agent (10) and a heating unit (7) connected to a power supply (8). According to the invention at least one of elements (7) of a heating unit is arranged in the stem (3) and is shifted to the bit (4). The invention ensures preservation of the health of a pipe smoker while fully simulating the process of smoking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Vladimir Nikolaevich Urtsev, Dim Maratovich Khabibulin
  • Patent number: 8490628
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a shell and a mouthpiece. The external wall of the shell has an air inlet. An atomizer and a liquid-supply are in contact with each other. The air inlet, atomizer, an aerosol passage, and a mouthpiece are sequentially interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ruyan Investment (Holdings) Limited;
    Inventor: Lik Hon
  • Patent number: 8490631
    Abstract: A vaporization lighter flame casing is disclosed. The flame casing can include an attachment portion adapted to attach the flame casing to a lighter. The flame casing can also include a channel adapted to direct a hot air stream rising from a flame of the lighter when the lighter is lit. The flame casing can further include an outlet coupled to the channel through which the hot air stream exits the flame casing, where the outlet extends from the flame casing at an angle relative to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Joe Chang
  • Patent number: 8464726
    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 configured to be activated by combustion of a smokable material and an insulation layer of a non-glass material that is woven, knit, or both, and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment with aerosol-forming material disposed between, but physically separate from, each of 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; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the cigarette rod using tipping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Billy Tyrone Conner, Chandra K. Banerjee, Steven L. Alderman, Paul E. Braxton, Carolyn R Carpenter, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, Bradley J. Ingebrethsen, Kristen L. Murray, Timothy B. Nestor, Evon Llewellyn Crooks
  • Patent number: 8459271
    Abstract: A non-combustion type flavor suction article includes a capsule enclosing a liquid flavor in a shell, leak-protection members sandwiching the capsule, a wrapping material made of a flavor-impermeable and heat-conducting material and wrapped around the capsule and the leak-protection members, and a mouthpiece connected to an end of the wrapping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Inagaki
  • Patent number: 8375957
    Abstract: An emulation aerosol sucker includes a battery assembly, an atomizer assembly and a cigarette bottle assembly. An external thread electrode is located in one end of battery assembly. An internal thread electrode is located in one end of atomizer assembly. Said battery assembly and said atomizer assembly are connected by the screwthread electrode. Said cigarette bottle assembly is inserted into the other end of said atomizer assembly and both form one cigarette type or cigar type body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ruyan Investment (Holdings) Limited
    Inventor: Lik Hon
  • Patent number: 8342184
    Abstract: A non-combustion flavor inhalation article includes a heating device including a heater to be heated to a temperature between 80 and 140° C., and a roll including a tobacco sheet to be disposed in contact with the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Michihiro Inagaki, Morio Yajima, Manabu Yamada, Hiroshi Sasaki, Manabu Takeuchi, Kota Takeda
  • Patent number: 8322350
    Abstract: An aerosol generator device for delivering an aerosol of a nicotine salt is provided. The aerosol generator comprises: (i) a mouth end; (ii) a first chamber containing a porous material wetted with liquid nicotine, (iii) a second chamber containing a porous material wetted with a solution of a volatile acid, (iv) a third chamber in fluid communication with the first and second chambers, leading to the mouth end, and (v) an outer housing defining a passageway for air through said device. A nicotine vapor can be produced by drawing air along the passageway and through the porous material wetted with liquid nicotine. An acid vapor can be produced by passing air along the passageway and through the porous material wetted with a solution of a volatile acid. Then, the nicotine vapor and the acid vapor can be admixed in the third chamber to form an aerosol of a nicotine salt, which can be drawn out through the mouth end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Lipowicz
  • Patent number: 8319011
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and materials involved in producing tobacco plants having reduced levels of conversion of nicotine to nornicotine. In certain embodiments, the invention is directed to mutations in a nicotine demethylase gene, tobacco plants comprising mutations in a nicotine demethylase gene, and tobacco compositions and products thereof. In other embodiments, the invention is directed toward nicotine demethylase RNA interference, tobacco plants comprising a nicotine demethylase RNA interference transgene, and tobacco compositions and products thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: Dongmei Xu, Mark T. Nielsen, Yanxin Shen
  • Patent number: 8291918
    Abstract: A portable vaporization implement, comprising: a tubular section having a hollow interior, an air intake, and an output orifice; a smoking material chamber that is within said hollow interior and that is in fluid contact with said air intake and said output orifice, and is positioned generally in between said air intake and said output orifice, wherein desired components of a smokable substance may be vaporized; and a purely mechanical means for automatically regulating the amount of heat entering said smoking material chamber, whereby the temperature within said smoking material chamber stays within the vaporization range of said smokable substance, wherein said mechanical means allows unimpeded inhalation by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Magnon
  • Patent number: 8256433
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a system and method for treating conditions responsive to nicotine therapy. More specifically, the invention relates to pulmonary administration of a nicotine containing formulation to effect smoking cessation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Aradigm Corporation
    Inventor: Igor Gonda
  • Patent number: 8191555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heating device (9), for a mobile inhalation unit for the inhalation of active agents, comprising a heating wire (15), with two connector ends (23, 31) for the introduction of electrical energy and a thermal reservoir (13, 17) for heating air flowing along the thermal reservoir, whereby the thermal reservoir may be heated by means of the heating wire. The heating wire has a temperature coefficient of at least 0.001 K?1. The invention further relates to an inhalation unit with such a heating device and a method for heating a thermal reservoir on such a heating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Vishay Electronic GmbH
    Inventors: Ernst Herbrich, Otto Hampl, Norbert Pieper
  • Patent number: 8091558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cigarette substitute, comprising a hollow tubular element (1) provided with a generator of products to be inhaled (7, 8), with internal heating means (6) for heating the inspired air or at least part of the generator of products to be inhaled, and with a device (8) for triggering the generator of products to be inhaled. It is characterized in that the triggering device comprises an element (8) sensitive to the heat produced by heating means that are situated outside the substitute (1) and are independent of the latter, said heat-sensitive element (8) being made of a material that cannot ignite or burn under the conditions of normal use of the substitute (1). It is thus possible to activate the cigarette substitute with the aid of a flame, without thereby causing combustion of the generator of products to be inhaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Gaiatrend Sarl
    Inventor: Didier Gerard Martzel
  • Patent number: 8042550
    Abstract: The invention is directed at the full simulation of a smoking process when a smoker uses the inventive pipe. Said smoking-simulating pipe comprises a shank (1) and a bowl (2) which are embodied in one piece, and a stem (4) which is detachable from the shank (1) and is provided with a bit, wherein a cavity (5), which is used for placing a sealed capsule (6) provided with a nicotine-containing or flavoring agent, is embodied in a smoking channel (14), and an electric heater (7) connected to a power supply (8), which is arranged in the walls of the bowl (2), is located before the capsule (6) in the smoking channel (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventors: Vladimir Nikolaevich Urtsev, Dim Maratovich Khabibulin
  • Publication number: 20110114103
    Abstract: The false luxury item 10 of the present invention is characterized by having an outer package portion 14 being the same as or similar to an outer package portion 16 of a marketed luxury item 15 including a tobacco or an alcohol beverage such as beer and the outer package portion 14 has a false content 13 being different from that of the marketed luxury item 15 or a content being the same as the content of the marketed luxury item 15 in such a state not allowing the intake. A user repeats one set of actions that the user recognizes the false luxury item and pretends to drink alcohol either halfway or entirely, but actually does not drink alcohol or smoke tobacco and, as a result, conditional reflexes appeared at an early stage are reduced gradually and a desire for alcohol or tobacco does not occur finally, whereby abstention from alcohol and/or tobacco can be promoted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Koji Hirai
  • Patent number: 7900637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aerosol spray device (10, 20, 30, 40) for administration of a substance, specifically a substance having a disagreeable taste, such as nicotine, to the oral cavity of a subject; to an actuator (16, 26, 36, 46) included in said spray device and to methods for delivering the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Niconovum AB
    Inventors: Karl-Olov Fagerstrom, Henri Hansson
  • Patent number: 7861726
    Abstract: A system and method for a cigarette smoke filtration device that reduces second-hand smoke and holds a lit cigarette while being smoked or sitting idle. The device somewhat resembles a bifurcated cigarette holder wherein a lit cigarette is placed within the device while being smoked or sitting idle. Once inside, the device draws the smoke from the cigarette through a filtering system reducing offending odors as well as most of the harmful gases from cigarette smoke. The filtering system has replaceable filter cartridges. The spent ashes are collected in the device's base which can be emptied as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Steven J. Lukasavitz
  • Patent number: 7775216
    Abstract: A carbonaceous heat source composition for a non-combustion-type smoking article contains calcium carbonate in an amount of 30 to 55% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koide, Kazuhiko Katayama, Manabu Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 7766018
    Abstract: A device which facilitates the absorption of nicotine in order to reduce the incidence of tobacco smoking is disclosed. The device includes a tube defining an interior space. The tube has a first end with an opening and a second end. An inhalable, flowable liquid or gel composition is disposed in the interior space of the tube. The composition may include water, at least one vitamin, a flavoring agent, and nicotine. The flavoring agent may include an intense sweetener such as sucralose, and a natural or artificial fruit flavor. A user inhales on the first end of the tube of the device as a substitute oral activity to tobacco smoking and thereby ingests a source of nicotine that reduces the withdrawal symptoms experienced when smoking is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Smoke-Break, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett J. Roth, Terrill S. Clayton
  • Patent number: 7565908
    Abstract: In an apparatus for water-pipe smoking, a liquid container and a bowl unit are disposed in a hollow base. The liquid container includes a container body to be partially filled with a liquid body, a smoke guide duct having first and second duct portions that respectively extend out of and into the container body, and a smoke passage accessible via a radial access hole in the hollow base. The bowl unit is coupled to the first duct portion, holds combustible smoking material therein, and allows smoke that results from combustion of the smoking material in the bowl unit to flow into the smoke guide duct. An electric heating unit is mounted to a top cover that covers a top side of the hollow base, and is operable so as to generate heat for causing the smoking material in the bowl unit to combust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventor: Chun-Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 7434584
    Abstract: A vaporizer device that uses a flame for vaporizing flavor and psychoactive compounds from smoking materials such as tobacco. The present device has a filter unit 34 with a porous flame filter 36. The flame filter 36 can be made of open-cell ceramic or metal foam, sintered ceramic or metal granules or other porous, heat resistant materials. In use, flame is supplied to the flame filter, and inhalation causes ambient air to enter the flame filter as well. The flame exhaust and ambient air are mixed within the flame filter and produce an air stream of intermediate temperature. The intermediate temperature air stream is hot enough to vaporize desirable components from the smoking material, but generally is not hot enough to burn the smoking material. The temperature of the air stream can be controlled by adjusting the amount of flame supplied to the flame filter 36.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: VaporGenie, LLC
    Inventor: Dan Steinberg
  • Publication number: 20070235048
    Abstract: There is provided an aerosol generating apparatus which is capable of generating aerosol stably. The aerosol generating apparatus includes a container which mixes a particulate material and a carrier gas to generate a fluidized bed of the particulate material; an aerosol delivery tube which sucks a part of the fluidized bed to deliver the part as an aerosol containing the particulate material and the carrier gas; an optical sensor which measures a position of the fluidized bed; and an adjusting unit which adjusts the position of the aerosol delivery tube based on an information about the position of the fluidized bed measured by the optical sensor. By moving an end of the aerosol delivery tube horizontally along and relative to the top surface of the fluidized bed, it is possible to avoid harmful effect that particle size distribution in the fluidized bed becomes locally non-uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motohiro Yasui
  • Patent number: 7100618
    Abstract: The Sensory Smoking Simulator (5) performs by means of suction to draw smoke (33) from a cigarette (21a), only a small amount of which is smelled by the user (39). It is a main body (40) that includes an air motor (12) and a vacuum pump impellers (29) operating in two separate sections (41 and 42). The lower section (42) has a window (10) to connect with the ambient air and a mouthpiece (15) that yields a bitter taste. Means is provided so that when a person (39) inhales, air is draw into the lower section (42) and through the mouthpiece (15). The upper section chamber (41) has a cigarette receiver (24) and two passageways attached, one of them (35) to exhaust the cigarette smoke to ambient air, the other one (30) to let exhaust a lesser amount of smoke (33s) near the user's nose (31). The smell from cigarette smoke (33s) and the taste secreted from the mouthpiece (15) create a mental effect similar to that of smoking, but far less harmful to a person's health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Armando Dominguez
  • Patent number: 6874507
    Abstract: A system is disclosed which makes it possible for a patient to be delivered gradually reduced amounts of nicotine over time thereby allowing the patient to be gradually weaned off of dependence on nicotine and quit smoking. The system is comprised of a means for aerosolizing a formulation and containers of formulation. The formulation is comprised of nicotine in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Preferably, a plurality of containers are produced wherein the concentration of nicotine in the different containers or different groups of containers is reduced. The patient uses containers with the highest concentration initially and gradually moves towards using containers with lower and lower concentrations of nicotine until the patient's dependence on nicotine is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Aradigm Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen J. Farr
  • Publication number: 20040221857
    Abstract: The Sensory Smoking Simulator (5) performs by means of suction to draw smoke (33) from a cigarette (21a), only a small amount of which is smelled by the user (39). It is a main body (40) that includes an air motor (12) and a vacuum pump (29) operating in two separate sections (41 and 42). The lower section (42) has a window (10) to connect with the ambient air and a mouthpiece (15) that yields a bitter taste. Means is provided so that when a person (39) inhales, air is drawn into the lower section (42) and through the mouthpiece (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: Armando Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20040194793
    Abstract: A coated chewing gum product for the delivering of nicotine in any form to a subject by a rapid transmucosal uptake in the oral cavity comprising at least one gum core, nicotine in any form and/or a nicotine mimicking agent, at least one coating layer and optionally at least one or more other additive, wherein said at last one coating layer is buffered. Also contemplated is a method for the delivering of nicotine in any form, a method for the reduction of the urge to smoke or use tobacco as well as a method for producing said coated chewing gum and the use of the same form obtaining a quick transmucosal uptake of the nicotine in the oral cavity of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Katarina E.A. Lindell, Nils-Olof Lindberg, Roland Olsson
  • Patent number: 6799576
    Abstract: A system is disclosed which makes it possible for a patient to be delivered gradually reduced amounts of nicotine over time thereby allowing the patient to be gradually weaned off of dependence on nicotine and quit smoking. The system is comprised of a means for aerosolizing a formulation and containers of formulation. The formulation is comprised of nicotine in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Preferably, a plurality of containers are produced wherein the concentration of nicotine in the different containers or different groups of containers is reduced. The patient uses containers with the highest concentration initially and gradually moves towards using containers with lower and lower concentrations of nicotine until the patient's dependence on nicotine is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Aradigm Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen J. Farr
  • Publication number: 20040182403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container comprising nicotine to be inhaled, which is able to retain and release nicotine, and which comprises a shaped mass of fibers and/or filaments. Further, the present invention relates to the use of said container in an inhaling device for obtaining a quick and/or complete reduction of the urge to smoke or use of tobacco and/or for providing a sense of smoking satisfaction without smoking and to the use of said container in smoking cessation therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Sven-Borje Andersson, Bengt Ake Bosson, James Edward Turner, James Peyton Wingo
  • Publication number: 20040173224
    Abstract: Salts formed from nicotine and anion-forming sweeteners, for example acesulfame or acesulfame-K, in a molar ratio of 1:1 or 1:2, in which case the sweetener molecules can be identical or different, are distinguished by a pleasant sweet taste which masks the nicotine taste even after a long residence time in the mouth, and are therefore suitable for producing preparations, in particular chewing gum, chewing tablets or compressed compositions, which can be used for oral administration of nicotine, for example in withdrawal from smoking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Andreas Burgard, Margit Dorr
  • Publication number: 20040159326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aerosol spray device (10, 20, 30, 40) for administration of a substance, specifically a substance having a disagreeable taste, such as nicotine, to the oral cavity of a subject; to an actuator (16, 26, 36, 46) included in said spray device and to methods for delivering the substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Karl-Olov Fagerstrom, Henri Hansson
  • Publication number: 20030159702
    Abstract: This invention relates to a liquid pharmaceutical formulation for delivering nicotine to a subject. This invention also relates to a method and a system for delivering nicotine as well as manufacturing and use of said liquid pharmaceutical formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Katarina E.A. Lindell, Bengt A. Bosson, Gunnar A. Bergengren, Anette K. Schluter
  • Patent number: 6606998
    Abstract: A simulated cigarette with a cylindrical plastic chamber that has a cap on one side and a semi-flattened mouthpiece on the othe. The cap has an open-air inlet in the center of it and the mouthpiece has an open-air outlet at its end. The invention only has two parts comprising it, the cap and the chamber. When the user covers the mouthpiece part of the chamber with his/her mouth and inhales through the mouth a suction will be produced inside the chamber and air will be pulled in, through the open-air inlet (the cap), into the chamber and out through the open-air outlet inside the mouth. Fragrance will be added to the air that goes through the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Inventor: Ely Gold
  • Publication number: 20020170566
    Abstract: A system is disclosed which makes it possible for a patient to be delivered gradually reduced amounts of nicotine over time thereby allowing the patient to be gradually weaned off of dependence on nicotine and quit smoking. The system is comprised of a means for aerosolizing a formulation and containers of formulation. The formulation is comprised of nicotine in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Preferably, a plurality of containers are produced wherein the concentration of nicotine in the different containers or different groups of containers is reduced. The patient uses containers with the highest concentration initially and gradually moves towards using containers with lower and lower concentrations of nicotine until the patient's dependence on nicotine is eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Stephen J. Farr
  • Publication number: 20020078969
    Abstract: The nicotine addiction associated with smoking can be reduced by a combination of nutrition augmentation, craving reduction, and therapy. The craving reduction is accomplished by administration of corticotrophins and mild relaxants, for example, tryptophan and GABA precursors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: David Wastchak, Alcinda Miller
  • Publication number: 20020059939
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an oral nicotine delivery device and a method of using the device to reduce the incidence of tobacco smoking in a person. The device comprises a tubular chamber having a first end suitable for taking in liquid or gas from an external source and a second end suitable for the application of oral suction. The chamber contains nicotine and a retainer for preventing release of the nicotine from the first end of the chamber. The device delivers nicotine in non-irritating solution form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Applicant: Addiction Therapies, Inc.
    Inventor: Barbara S. Fox
  • Patent number: 6162516
    Abstract: The present invention involves a system and method for a user of smokeless tobacco to reduce the deleterious effects to oral tissues from the chemicals generated from using smokeless tobacco. A protective shield encloses a quantity of tobacco while resting in a mouth of a user, generally between the cheek and gum surfaces. The protective shield may be impermeable, sanitary, and disposable or biodegradable. It may assist in reducing leukoplakia and other oral diseases related to the use of smokeless tobacco. It attempts to allow the normal use of smokeless tobacco without interfering with speech, drinking, and other activities while providing some protection from the chemicals. The present invention involves a system and includes a container for holding the shields, having an opening for removing the shields for convenience and to encourage use, typically in the vicinity to a quantity of smokeless tobacco for easy access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventor: Dedric M. Derr