Naturally Occurring Or Synthetic Duplicate Patents (Class 131/275)
  • Patent number: 11340168
    Abstract: A method for detecting mentholated tobacco, comprising irradiating tobacco containing menthol and a fluorescent taggant with radiation and observing the tobacco for fluorescence from the taggant. A system and method for detecting and separating mentholated tobacco from non-mentholated tobacco within a product stream is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Edmond J. Cadieux, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11291241
    Abstract: There is provided a smoking article (10) comprising a tobacco rod (12) and a filter (14) axially aligned in an abutting end-to-end relationship. The filter (14) consists of a single segment of filtration material having an overall length (L) and extending from a mouth end (16) to a tobacco rod end (18). The smoking article (10) comprises a ventilation zone (20) at a location at a first distance (V) from the mouth end (16) of the filter; and an additive delivery element (22) upstream of the ventilation zone (20) and at a second distance (C) from the mouth end (16) of the filter (14). The ventilation zone (20) is at least 5 mm apart from the additive delivery element (22). The overall length (L) of the filter is from 20 mm to 30 mm; the first distance (V) is from 11 mm to 22 mm; and the second distance (C) is from 16 mm to 27 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Jerome Uhthurry
  • Patent number: 11207268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an edible product, which comprises a fibrous plant product and a plant extract applied thereto. Further, the invention relates to a corresponding method for producing said edible product and its use in at least one of food, food supplement, medicinal, cosmetic, well-being, nutraceutical or phytotherapeutical applications. The plants used may be all plants comprising one or more substances of interest for an edible product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Ragot, Esther Pons, Bernard Mompon, Cedric Rousseau
  • Patent number: 11206863
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions suitable for use as alternatives or substitutes for natural tobacco. Disclosed compositions include combustible products comprising leafy material from one or more plants classified in the brassicaceae or spinnacia plant family. Also disclosed are methods for the manufacture and use of the disclosed compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Steven R. Freeman
  • Patent number: 11116237
    Abstract: A meltable smokeless tobacco composition configured for insertion into the mouth of a user is provided. The smokeless tobacco composition includes a particulate tobacco material and a lipid having a melting point of about 36° C. to about 45° C. An associated process is also provided. The process includes melting a lipid having a melting point of about 36° C. to about 45° C. to form a molten lipid composition, mixing a particulate tobacco material with the molten lipid composition to form a molten smokeless tobacco composition slurry, and cooling the molten smokeless tobacco composition slurry to form a solidified smokeless tobacco composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Daniel Verdin Cantrell, Gong Chen
  • Patent number: 11064726
    Abstract: An extraction method of a flavor constituent comprises: a step A for heating a tobacco raw material which is subjected to an alkali treatment; and a step B for bringing a release component released in the gas phase in the step A into contact with a collection solvent at normal temperature until any time from when a first condition is satisfied to when a second condition is satisfied. The total amount of saccharides contained in the tobacco raw material is 9.0 wt % or less when a gross weight of the tobacco raw material in the dry state is 100 wt %. The first condition is determined based on variations in the pH of the collection solution. The second condition is determined based on the remaining amount of nicotine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Fujisawa, Takuma Nakano, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11044938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process to obtain tobacco flavor extracts, the process comprising: —conditioning a mixture of tobaccos in a primary tobacco manufacture heating the mixture of tobacco to a temperature comprised between about 30 degrees Celsius and about 90 degrees Celsius for a time interval comprised between about 30 seconds and about 1 hour; —recovering emissions produced by the mixture conditioning; and —obtaining at least one flavor extract from the recovered emissions. The present invention also relates to an apparatus to obtain tobacco flavor extracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Ulysse Buehler, Michel Thorens, Patrick Charles Silvestrini
  • Patent number: 11039639
    Abstract: A producing method of a tobacco raw material comprises: a step A1 for heating a tobacco raw material in a closed space which is treated with alkali and for taking a flavor constituent released in the gas phase from the tobacco raw material to an outside of the closed space; a step B1 for allowing a first solvent to capture the flavor constituent by bringing the flavor constituent released in the gas phase in the step A1 into contact with the first solvent which is a liquid substance at normal temperature on the outside of the closed space; and a step C1 for adding the first solvent capturing the flavor constituent in the step B1 to the tobacco raw material in the closed space after the step B1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Fujisawa, Takeshi Akiyama, Shinya Osuga, Manabu Takeuchi, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10723970
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate generally to a variety of norbornene derivatives exhibiting olfactive properties and are suitable as fragrance ingredients. More specifically, this invention relates to various fragrance compositions containing one or more of a compound of formula (I): Wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined herein. The compounds of formula (I) are useful as perfumes, colognes, and in perfume augmenting, modifying, enhancing, and imparting compositions. The compositions of this invention are therefore useful in a variety of products including perfumes, colognes, soaps, detergents, candles, air fresheners, trash bags, tissues, deodorants, lotions, skin care products, hair products, sanitary products, cleaning products, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PROMERUS, LLC
    Inventor: Larry F Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10724955
    Abstract: A method for detecting mentholated tobacco, comprising irradiating tobacco containing menthol and a fluorescent taggant with radiation and observing the tobacco for fluorescence from the taggant. A system and method for detecting and separating mentholated tobacco from non-mentholated tobacco within a product stream is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Edmond J. Cadieux, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10667562
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides components useful in heating, particularly heating of an aerosol precursor solution so as to vaporize the solution and form an aerosol. The disclosure particularly provides an electrically conductive, porous carbon heater. The heater may be combined with an aerosol precursor transport element that also is formed of carbon. The heater and transport element may form an atomizer that can be useful in an electronic smoking article, such as in a cartridge that is adapted for attachment to a control body. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides a cartridge of an electronic smoking article, the cartridge being formed substantially completely of carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Balager Ademe, Chandra Kumar Banerjee, Susan K. Pike, David William Griffith, Jr., Steven Benson Sears, Evon L. Crooks, Karen V. Williams, Timothy Brian Nestor, David Bovender
  • Patent number: 10538780
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of plant improvement, in particular of the improvement of yield for plants, by transforming plants with a transgene containing a promoter driving expression of a AK-HSDH protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BIOGEMMA
    Inventors: Stéphane Lafarge, Jacques Rouster, Francois Torney, Jerome Martin
  • Patent number: 10506825
    Abstract: A smoking article (10) incorporates a liquid release component (20), the liquid release component comprising a sustained release liquid delivery material comprising: a closed matrix structure comprising a cross-linked polymer matrix defining a plurality of domains; and a liquid composition that is trapped within the domains and is releasable from the closed matrix structure upon compression of the material. The force/displacement curve (30) obtained upon compression of the smoking article (10) at the location of the liquid release component (20) in a force/displacement test comprises a plurality of local minima (32) in the force level over a range of compression of at least 1 mm, wherein each of the local minima (32) corresponds to a reduction in the force level of at least 1 Newton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Clement Besso, Laurent Lavanant
  • Patent number: 10499682
    Abstract: An antioxidant formulation for use with electronic cigarettes is provided and the formulation comprises: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Trans-Resveratrol, polyphenol, and tertiary butyl hydroquinone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: New Age Beverage Corporation
    Inventors: Kedar Prasad, Gerald Haase
  • Patent number: 10390562
    Abstract: An electronic smoking article includes a liquid aerosol formulation, a heater operable to at least partially volatilize the liquid aerosol formulation and form an aerosol, and at least one frangible and/or crushable flavor bead. The at least one frangible and/or crushable flavor bead can be positioned in a filter plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Scott A. Fath
  • Patent number: 10314329
    Abstract: An oral tobacco composition in which sensations to the throat and esophagus that are characteristic of raw tobacco are selectively removed, and a production method thereof are provided. Provided is an oral tobacco composition in which the ratio of total content of one or more of citric acid, malic acid, succinic acid, acetic acid and formic acid to the nicotine content (A/N) is 1.30 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Kimitaka Uchii, Takuma Nakano
  • Patent number: 10306914
    Abstract: An oral tobacco composition is provided which has a 0.06 or greater ratio (A/N) of the total amount of carboxylic acid with 6 or fewer carbon atoms to the nicotine content, and which has a 20 ng or lower TSNA content per 1 mg of nicotine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Kimitaka Uchii, Takuma Nakano
  • Patent number: 10111457
    Abstract: A tobacco material and a process for the treatment of tobacco are provided. The process comprises securing the tobacco material within a moisture-retaining material and exposing the tobacco material to an ambient processing temperature of at least about 45° C., with the tobacco having a packing density of at least 200 kg/m3 on a dry matter weight base at the start of the process and a moisture content of between about 10% and 15.5%. The treated tobacco material has an aerobic plate count of up to about 1000 CFU/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Denis Benjak, Pedro Field, Alcindo Glesse, Matthias Link
  • Patent number: 10080383
    Abstract: A tobacco material and a process for the treatment of tobacco are provided. The process comprises securing the tobacco within a moisture-retaining material and exposing the tobacco material to an ambient processing temperature of at least about 45° C., with the tobacco having a packing density of at least 200 kg/m3 on a dry matter weight base at the start of the process and a moisture content of between about 10% and 23%. The TSNA content of the tobacco material is maintained at a relatively constant level during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Denis Benjak, Pedro Field, Alcindo Glesse, Matthias Link
  • Patent number: 10082467
    Abstract: A method for detecting mentholated tobacco, comprising irradiating tobacco containing menthol and a fluorescent taggant with radiation and observing the tobacco for fluorescence from the taggant. A system and method for detecting and separating mentholated tobacco from non-mentholated tobacco within a product stream is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Edmond J. Cadieux, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9930909
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-soluble polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or a derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory Griscik, Christopher Joseph DiNovi, Phillip M. Hulan
  • Patent number: 9682204
    Abstract: A non-heating type flavor inhalator of the invention includes a hollow cylindrical holder (2) having an ambient air admission opening (16) at a front end thereof and a mouthpiece end (4) at a rear end thereof, and a flavor cartridge (30) extending inside the holder (2) from the ambient air admission opening (16) toward the mouthpiece end (4) along the axis of the holder (2). The flavor cartridge (30) accommodates a flavor generating material (32) containing granular tobacco, and the flavor generating material (32) is kept in a predetermined required compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Matsumoto, Takeshi Shinkawa, Atsuro Yamada, Kazuhiko Katayama, Manabu Yamada, Tomoichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9622507
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of treating tobacco for the development of distinctive organoleptic properties, wherein said process comprises the following steps: (a) inserting the previously moistened tobacco to be treated in a closed vessel; (b) monitoring the treatment environment temperature to keep the temperature of the moistened tobacco substantially uniform; (c) keeping the material under treatment for a period of time sufficient for the development of distinguishing flavor and taste; and (d) removing the treated tobacco with an appropriate moisture content having customized flavor features of the product; wherein the material is gently and continuously revolved during the whole treatment in a way not to fragmentize or otherwise damage the raw material being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Souza Cruz S.A.
    Inventors: Geraldo Henrique Nunes de Oliveira, Gilson Rufino Sant'anna, Carlos Adriano Costa Urbano
  • Patent number: 9488580
    Abstract: A method for detecting mentholated tobacco, comprising irradiating tobacco containing menthol and a fluorescent taggant with radiation and observing the tobacco for fluorescence from the taggant. A system and method for detecting and separating mentholated tobacco from non-mentholated tobacco within a product stream is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Edmond J. Cadieux, Jr.
  • 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: 9034106
    Abstract: A smoking composition for inclusion in a combustible smoking article includes a combustible organic material, such as tobacco and/or tobacco substitutes and at least one alkanoylated glycoside for enhancing the flavor of mainstream smoke. Optionally, dry hops extract can also be included in the smoking composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: W. Geoffrey Chan, Christophe Galopin, Andreas Czepa, Mike Nuckols, Beverley Woodson
  • Patent number: 9034107
    Abstract: A method for providing an encapsulated flavorant or chemesthetic agent in a smoking article includes forming an emulsion including: (i) a first aqueous solution, comprising one or more cross-linkable polysaccharides; and (ii) a hydrophobic additive comprising one or more flavorants or chemesthetic agents. The method also includes extruding the emulsion into a second aqueous solution in the form of an elongated structure, cross-linking at least a portion of the one or more cross-linkable polysaccharides, removing the cross-linked elongated structure from the second aqueous solution, introducing the cross-linked elongated structure into a filter, or into a rod including a smoking composition, or both; and forming the filter or the rod of the smoking composition into a smoking article. The method can include a drying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shuzhong Zhuang, Yi Zeng, Georgios D. Karles
  • Patent number: 9010336
    Abstract: A pocket sized dispenser houses in coiled form a flexible strip of portions of smokeless tobacco sized for placement between a consumer's cheek and gum, where the flexible strip includes a base tape removably attached to the plurality of portions, and wherein the dispenser and strip are adapted to allow a consumer to separate individual portions from the base tape. The individual portions comprise either a collection of tobacco particles at least partially enclosed by a coating comprising a water-soluble non-crosslinked component and a substantially water-insoluble cross-linked component; or pouches attached to the base tape with a food-grade adhesive, the pouches comprising smokeless tobacco enclosed in a water-permeable wrapper with at least one lap-sealed edge. Methods of preparing such are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Adams, Tommy C. Holland
  • Publication number: 20150096573
    Abstract: A nicotine tablet that includes a solid solution of soluble fiber and one or more sugar alcohols, the solid solution having a glass transition temperature of less than 40° C., and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the solid solution such that the nicotine or derivative thereof is released from the tablet when the tablet is chewed or dissolved within an oral cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Diane L. Gee, Shuzhong Zhuang, Phillip M. Hulan, William J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20150096575
    Abstract: A tobacco lozenge provided herein includes a body that is partially or wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a soluble-fiber matrix and tobacco plant tissue dispersed in the soluble-fiber matrix. In some cases, a tobacco lozenge provided herein includes at least 40 weight percent of soluble fiber. In some cases, soluble fiber in tobacco lozenge provided herein can include maltodextrin. The tobacco lozenge is adapted to release the tobacco plant tissue from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity of an adult tobacco consumer and exposed to saliva. A method of making tobacco lozenges provided herein includes forming a molten mixture of at least 40 weight percent soluble fiber, tobacco, and less than 15 weight percent water, while maintaining a mixture temperature of less than 200° C. and portioning the molten mixture into a plurality of tobacco lozenges. In some cases, the ingredients can be mixed to form the molten mixture in an extruder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Diane L. Gee, Shuzhong Zhuang, Phillip M. Hulan, William J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20150096574
    Abstract: A tobacco tablet that includes a solid solution of soluble fiber and one or more sugar alcohols, the solid solution having a glass transition temperature of less than 40° C., and tobacco dispersed in the solid solution such that the tobacco is released from the tablet when the tablet is chewed or dissolved within an oral cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Diane L. Gee, Phillip M. Hulan, Shuzhong Zhuang, William J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20150047656
    Abstract: A smoking article may include a cigarette incorporated within an electrically powered aerosol generating device that acts as a holder for that cigarette. The smoking article possesses at least one form of tobacco. The smoking article also possesses a mouth-end piece that is used by the smoker to inhale components of tobacco that are generated by the action of heat upon components of the cigarette. A representative smoking article possesses an outer housing incorporating a source of electrical power (e.g., a battery), a sensing mechanism for powering the device at least during periods of draw, and a heating device (e.g., at least one electrical resistance heating element) for forming a thermally generated aerosol that incorporates components of tobacco. During use, the cigarette is positioned within the device, and after use, the used cigarette is removed from the device and replaced with another cigarette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: John Howard Robinson, David William Griffith, JR., Billy Tyrone Conner, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Dempsey Bailey Brewer, JR.
  • Patent number: 8955523
    Abstract: The invention provides a tobacco composition for use in a smoking article or a smokeless tobacco composition that includes an additive derived from a flower of the Nicotiana species. The additive can be a flower of the Nicotiana species or a portion thereof in particulate form or in the form of flower isolate derived from a flower of the Nicotiana species. In certain embodiments, the flower isolate is in the form of an extract from a flower of the Nicotiana species or in the form of a chemically transformed flower isolate, the chemical transformation being selected from acid/base reaction, hydrolysis, thermal treatment, and enzymatic treatment. The invention also provides smoking articles and smokeless tobacco compositions that include the flower additives described herein, and methods for preparing an additive derived from a flower of the Nicotiana species for addition to a tobacco composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: William Monroe Coleman, III, Michael Francis Dube, Darlene Madeline Lawson
  • Publication number: 20150040922
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tobacco-derived pyrolysis oils and derivatives thereof, such as isolated components and mixtures obtained from such pyrolysis oils. Advantageously, the tobacco-derived pyrolysis oils disclosed herein can exhibit desirable sensory characteristics. Further, tobacco-derived pyrolysis oils disclosed herein can exhibit desirably low concentrations of benzo[a]pyrene. The disclosure also provides methods for obtaining such tobacco-derived pyrolysis oils and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Francis Dube, Anthony Richard Gerardi, Christopher Junker
  • Patent number: 8950408
    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: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando L. Chappell, Sr., Danielle R. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20150034099
    Abstract: A smoking article includes an aerosol-generating substrate comprising a flavour delivery material for thermally releasing a flavourant. The flavour delivery material comprises a polymer matrix and a plurality of domains of a flavour composition dispersed within the polymer matrix. The flavour composition comprises a flavourant mixed with one or more triglycerides including at least 30% by weight of triglyceride having at least one carboxylic acid having a chain length of greater than 12. The flavourant is releasable from the polymer matrix upon heating the flavour delivery material to elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventor: Clement Besso
  • Publication number: 20150013693
    Abstract: A device may flavor a smoking article via diffusion. Preferably, the device for flavoring a smoking article includes a support and a composition containing a flavor provided on or in the support, the composition containing the flavor being configured to be vaporizable. A method for flavoring a smoking article, includes inserting a support in a container, the support having a composition containing a flavor provided on or in the support, the composition containing the flavor being configured to be vaporizable, and providing at least one smoking article in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Richard C. Fuisz, Joseph M. Fuisz
  • Patent number: 8864909
    Abstract: Electrically heated cigarettes used in an electrical smoking system include a flavoring-release additive and sorbent effective to remove one or more gas-phase constituents of mainstream tobacco smoke. The flavoring-release additive includes gamma cyclodextrin and at least one flavoring. Flavoring is released in a cigarette upon the flavoring-release additive reaching at least a minimum temperature during smoking. The flavoring-release additive can have various forms including, for example, powder and films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Susan E. Wrenn, Jay A Fournier
  • Publication number: 20140261476
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a polymer matrix and one or more flavorants and/or active ingredients embedded in the polymer matrix. The polymer matrix can include a copolymer of ethylene and one or more vinyl monomers or zein. For example, the polymer can be ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and/or ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. In some cases, the oral product can include tobacco and/or nicotine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Georgios D. Karles
  • Publication number: 20140261475
    Abstract: Organic porous masses may be used in flavored smoke filters. Production of organic porous masses may involve introducing a matrix material into a mold cavity, the matrix material comprising a plurality of binder particles, a plurality of organic particles, and a microwave enhancement additive; heating at least a portion of the matrix material so as to bind the matrix material at a plurality of contact points, thereby forming an organic porous mass length, wherein heating involves irradiating with microwave radiation the at least a portion of the matrix material; and cutting the organic porous mass length radially thereby yielding an organic porous mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Lawton E. Kizer, Raymond M. Robertson, Zeming Gou, Yi (Julie) Li
  • Publication number: 20140196728
    Abstract: A method of producing a flavoured tobacco smoke filter or filter element comprising a self sustaining longitudinally extending cylindrical core comprising fibres or filaments of tobacco smoke filtering material which are bonded at their points of contact; the method comprising a step of applying a flavouring agent to a longitudinally advancing flow of filters and/or filter elements and/or multiple filter rods. Filters and filter elements are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ahmad Fashihul Lisan, Sudirman Widiarto, Lee Philip O'donovan
  • Publication number: 20140190497
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product configured for insertion into the mouth of a user of the product is provided, the tobacco product including a water-permeable pouch containing a tobacco formulation, the tobacco formulation including a tobacco material and a plurality of microcapsules dispersed within the tobacco material, the plurality of microcapsules including an outer shell encapsulating an internal payload. The internal payload may include an additive such as water, flavorants, binders, colorants, pH adjusters, buffering agents, fillers, disintegration aids, humectants, antioxidants, oral care ingredients, preservatives, additives derived from herbal or botanical sources, and mixtures thereof. Microencapsulated flavorants include tobacco-containing flavorants, such as tobacco extracts or a particulate tobacco material, sweeteners (e.g., sweeteners containing neotame), and vanillin (optionally in a complexed form).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Francis Dube, Daniel Verdin Cantrell, John-Paul Mua, Darrell Eugene Holton, JR., Cynthia Stewart Stokes, James Neil Figlar
  • Patent number: 8747562
    Abstract: A tobacco-free oral pouch product providing immediate and long lasting flavor release comprises a pouch wrapper and tobacco-free flavor beads contained within the pouch wrapper. The flavor beads comprise at least one of microcrystalline cellulose, pectin and sodium alginate, at least one polymer having a higher solubility in saliva than microcrystalline cellulose, pectin and/or sodium alginate, and at least one flavorant. The pectin and sodium alginate are cross-linked. The tobacco-free flavor beads provide immediate release of the flavorant upon placement of a pouch product in a user's mouth and long lasting release of the flavorant for about 15 minutes to about 80 minutes. The oral pouch product contains only tobacco-free flavor beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Biao Duan, Daqing Wu, William R. Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20140130813
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product that includes a permeable outer pouch, which contains a filling, and at least one permeable inner pouch that is located in the outer pouch and contains a filling. The filling of the inner pouch can include aroma particles. Generally, constituents from the filling of the inner pouch (e.g. flavourants from aroma particles) are released with some delay when the product is used in oral consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH
    Inventor: Nadja Strehle
  • Publication number: 20140130814
    Abstract: An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Frank Scott Atchley, Gregory James Griscik, Christopher Joseph DiNovi, Phillip M. Hulan, Diane L. Gee, Jason Flora, Shuzhong Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20140060553
    Abstract: A large variety of electrospun fibers can be produced to encapsulate a large variety of additives within the subcompartments or substructures of the manufactured electrospun fiber. Furthermore, the manufactured electrospun fibers can be electrostatically arranged within a filter component of a smoking article during the manufacturing process. By modifying the various parameters that control the electrospinning process, a diverse set of electrospun fibers can be manufactured that vary in composition, in substructural organization, and in dimension. The electrospun fiber produced by electrospinning comprises at least one type of polymeric material that encapsulates or supports the retention of at least one type of a flavorant or a non-flavorant within the electrospun fiber. A polymeric material provides a supporting structure for encapsulating at least one type of a flavorant or a non-flavorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Manuel Marquez, Samuel Isaac Ogle, Zhihao Shen
  • Publication number: 20140000634
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a smokeless tobacco system include one or more silicone smokeless tobacco products configured to generally retain their shape during processing, shipping, and consumer handling. In particular embodiments, each silicone smokeless tobacco product can comprise a moist smokeless tobacco in combination with a silicone binder such that the final product has tobacco exposed along an exterior surface and is configured to have material properties providing improved handling, an improved mouth feel, and a satisfying flavor profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Frank Scott Atchley, James Arthur Strickland
  • Publication number: 20130340776
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product includes a plurality of orally disintegrable granules. Each granule has a lipid core and at least one layer surrounding the core. The core can also include binders, powdered tobacco carbohydrates, water soluble polymers, flavorants, salts, sweeteners, and combinations thereof. The orally disintegrable granules can provide a pleasing texture and/or flavor experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Frank Scott Atchley
  • Publication number: 20130327346
    Abstract: A method for preparing a flavor-containing sheet for a smoking article, characterized by includes a step of extending a raw material slurry on a substrate, wherein the slurry contains polysaccharide including at least one of carrageenan and gellan gum, a flavor, an emulsifier and 70 to 95 wt % of water, has the flavor content of 100 to 1000 wt % based on the polysaccharide, and has a temperature of 60 to 90° C. in a sol state, a step of cooling the extended raw material slurry to a sample temperature of 0 to 40° C. to form a gel, and a heat-drying step includes heating the gelled raw material and drying it at a sample temperature of 70 to 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuo TANAKA, Tatsuya KUSAKABE
  • Publication number: 20130327347
    Abstract: A method for preparing a flavor-containing sheet for a smoking article, characterized by comprising a step of extending a raw material slurry on a substrate, wherein the slurry contains polysaccharide consisting of gellan gum and tamarind gum, a flavor, an emulsifier and 70 to 95 wt % of water, has a weight ratio of gellan gum to tamarind gum of 1:1 to 3:1, and has a temperature of 60 to 90° C. in a sol state, a step of cooling the extended raw material slurry to a sample temperature of 0 to 40° C. to form a gel, and a heat-drying step comprising heating the gelled raw material and drying it at a sample temperature of 70 to 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yasuo TANAKA, Tatsuya KUSAKABE