Organic Compound Patents (Class 131/276)
  • Patent number: 10667544
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes bee feed products formulated to increase consumption and methods of feeding such products to bees. Feeding methods involve feeding a bee feed composition on an ad libitum basis to bees where the composition contains an amount of a flavor agent that results in increased consumption. The flavor agent may be hydrated with a liquid to form a solution in some examples. The flavor agent may also be mixed directly with the bee feed composition high in protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION LLC
    Inventors: Grace Kunkel, Kent Lanter, James Redhage, Bill L. Miller
  • Patent number: 10660365
    Abstract: A liquid aerosol formulation for an electronic smoking article includes an aerosol former, water, nicotine, and an acid including tartaric acid. The acid is included in an amount sufficient to provide the liquid aerosol formulation with a pH ranging from about 4 to about 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Peter Lipowicz, Pauline Marcq, Gerd Kobal, Munmaya K. Mishra, Georgios D. Karles, San Li
  • Patent number: 10435645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the novel use of a carboxylate compound as a fragrance material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Jones, Edward Mark Arruda
  • Patent number: 10407378
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by general formula (1). (In the formula, R1 represents an alkyl group having 2 to 9 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 9 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms which may have a substituent, or a phenyl group which may have a substituent; R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; R3 to R5 independently represent a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; R6 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms, a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms which may have a substituent, or an alkoxy group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms; n represents 0 or 1; and the wavy line represents a cis form, a trans form or a mixture of a cis form and a trans form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamamoto, Takashi Aida
  • Patent number: 10287599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mutant, non-naturally occurring or transgenic plant cell comprising: (i) at least one polynucleotide comprising, consisting or consisting essentially of a sequence encoding an isopropylmalate synthase and having at least 60% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:1 or SEQ ID NO:10 or SEQ ID NO: 12 or SEQ ID NO:14; or (ii) a polypeptide encoded by said polynucleotide(s); or (iii) a polypeptide having at least 60% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:2 or SEQ ID NO:11 or SEQ ID NO:13 or SEQ ID NO:15; or (iv) a construct, vector or expression vector comprising said polynucleotide sequence(s), optionally wherein said construct, vector or expression vector additionally comprises a promoter comprising, consisting or consisting essentially of the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:8 or a variant thereof with at least about 60% identity thereto or a trichome promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Nicholas Bakaher, Gregor Nicholas Bindler, Michel Philippe Blanc, Simon Goepfert, Florian Martin
  • Patent number: 10271573
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and compositions for preparing tobacco such that components of tobacco tar are reduced, while maintaining the total tar delivery of a composition or device containing tobacco treated with one or more natural tar diluents. Artificial tar diluents can also be used in combination with one more natural tar diluents. The tobacco compositions have decreased levels of tobacco specific nitrosamines and/or other components found in tar when the composition is smoked, while maintaining the total tar delivery of the smoking article, such as a cigarette, when using a tar diluent at a level sufficient to achieve desired taste qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Lipowicz
  • Patent number: 10195217
    Abstract: The present discovery pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present discovery pertains to certain di-isopropyl-phosphinoyl-alkanes as described herein, DIPA-1-5, DIPA-1-6, DIPA-1-7, DIPA-1-8, and DIPA-1-9, collectively referred to herein as “DIPA compounds”, that are useful, for example, in the treatment of disorders (e.g., diseases) including: sensory discomfort (e.g., caused by irritation, itch, or pain); a skin dysesthesia; dermatitis; ocular pain and discomfort; heat discomfort; heat stress; flushing and/or night sweats (vasomotor symptoms); post-operative hypothermia; post-anaesthetic shivering; fatigue; tiredness; depression; cognitive dysfunction; and to enhance cognitive function. The applicant has found that localized delivery of DIPA compounds to the upper eyelid and/or facial skin has an alerting and enhancement effect on behavior and can be used to give a cosmetic refreshing look, to mental alertness, to reduce fatigue, and to improve work output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Edward T. Wei
  • Patent number: 10172378
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds that block off-notes in consumables and methods of blocking off-notes in consumables including off-notes provided by sweeteners such as stevioside, swingle extract, glyccerhizin, perillartine, naringin dihydrochalcone, neohesperidine dihydrochalcone, mogroside V, rubusoside, rubus extract, and rebaudioside A, and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame K (Acesulfame potassium), sucralose and cyclamate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Givaudan, SA
    Inventors: Ioana Maria Ungureanu, Nicole Brune Servant, Jay Patrick Slack, Kimberley Gray, Christopher Todd Simons, Jenny Ellen Evans Pennimpede
  • Patent number: 10154687
    Abstract: A cigarette paper is disclosed that contains at least one burn additive the concentration c(x) of which varies along a direction x of the cigarette paper. For the position-dependent concentration c(x) over an interval of length L, for x over the interval [0,L], ƒ(x)??c?c(x)?ƒ(x)+?c. In this regard, 3 cm?L?11 cm, ƒ(x) is monotonic over the interval [0,L], but not a constant function over the entire interval, and ?c?1% by weight, preferably ?0.7% by weight and particularly preferably ?0.5% by weight, and especially preferably ?0.3% by weight and particularly preferably ?0.15% by weight and ?c>0% by weight, each with respect to the mass of the cigarette paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: delfortgroup AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Volgger, Stefan Bachmann
  • Patent number: 9969762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel method for synthesizing, without a solvent, N-alkyl-glycosyl(di)amine derivatives represented by the following general formula (I): The invention also concerns the use of N-alkyl-glycosyl(di)amine derivatives represented by the general formula (I), and N-alkyl-glycosyl(di)ammonium quaternary salts represented by the general formula (II) and N-alkyl-glycamine derivatives represented by the general formula (III) obtained from N-alkyl-glycosyl(di)amine derivatives represented by the general formula (I), as antibacterial and/or antifungal agents against phytopathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: SIPRE, Universite De Picardie Jules Verne
    Inventors: Cédric Epoune Lingome, Anne Wadouachi, Gwladys Pourceau, Amélie Beury, Virginie Gobert-Deveaux
  • Patent number: 9856196
    Abstract: Provision of a TRPA1 activity inhibitor capable of reducing sensory irritation to skin or mucous membrane and an agent for reduction of sensory irritation for skin or mucous membrane. A TRPA1 inhibitor and an agent for reduction of sensory irritation for skin or mucous membrane comprising as an active ingredient a compound represented by the following formula (1) wherein R1 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, R4 represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or an ethyl group, and a double line composed of a dotted line and a solid line represents a single bond or a double bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Kinoshita, Tomohiro Shirai, Kentaro Kumihashi, Hirohisa Fujihara, Nanae Mugita
  • Patent number: 9675102
    Abstract: The invention provides an smokeless tobacco composition adapted for oral use, the composition including a tobacco material and an effervescent material. The effervescent material includes an acid component and a base component, wherein the acid component includes a triprotic acid such as citric acid and at least one additional acid. The invention also provides a method for making a smokeless tobacco composition that involves first forming a granulation mixture, granulating the granulation mixture, and then blending the resulting granules with further blending components. Thereafter, the material can be formed into a predetermined shape, such as by compression or extrusion. The acid component of the effervescent material is divided into two portions, the first portion added to the granulation mixture and the remaining portion added during the blending step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Eric Taylor Hunt, Darrell Eugene Holton, Jr., Frank Kelley St. Charles
  • Patent number: 9642868
    Abstract: The present discovery pertains generally to the field of therapeutic compounds. More specifically the present discovery pertains to certain di-alkyl-phosphinoyl-alkanes as described herein, DIPA-1-8 and DIPA-1-9, and 2-6 and 2-7 that are collectively referred to herein as “DAPA compounds”, that are useful in the treatment of disorders (e.g., diseases) including: sensory discomfort (e.g., caused by inflammation, irritation, itch, or pain) in the nasal cavity. The applicant has found that localized delivery of DAPA compounds with a swab to the Kiesselbach's area of the human nose will relieve the discomforts of rhinitis and other nasal cavity discomforts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Edward T. Wei
  • Patent number: 9492490
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present application, a composition for controlling a target pest comprises 0.1% to 4% isopropyl myristate, 0.1% to 15% thyme oil white, 0.1% to 2% geraniol, and at least one additional active ingredient selected from thymyl acetate, linalyl acetate, amyl butyrate, anise star oil, black seed oil, p-cymene, linalool, d-limonene, isopropyl myristate, lilac flower oil, methyl salicylate, alpha-pinene, piperonal, piperonyl alcohol, tetrahydrolinalool, thyme oil white, thyme oil red, thymol, vanillin, and wintergreen oil. The composition causes synergistic control of the target pest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: TYRATECH, INC.
    Inventor: Essam Enan
  • Patent number: 9434669
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel fragrance compounds and their unexpected advantageous use in improving, enhancing or modifying a fragrance formulation through the addition of an olfactory acceptable amount of the compounds, wherein the compounds are represented by the following formula: an isomer or a mixture of isomers thereof, wherein one of R and R? represents hydrogen with the other representing a C1-C6 linear, branched, or cyclic alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl or aromatic group; and one of the dashed lines represents a carbon-carbon single bond with the other representing a carbon-carbon double bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Paul D. Jones, Richard A. Weiss, Robert P. Belko, Richard M. Boden, Michael G. Monteleone
  • Patent number: 9307763
    Abstract: The disclosure provides compounds useful as insect repellents and compositions comprising such repellents. The disclosure further provides insect traps and method for identifying ligands and cognates for biological molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Anandasankar Ray, Sean Michael Boyle
  • Patent number: 9273268
    Abstract: The present invention concerns compounds of formula (I) in the form of any one of its stereoisomers or a mixture thereof, and wherein one dotted line represents a carbon-carbon single or double bond and the others a carbon-carbon single bond; each R, independently from each other, represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl or ethyl group provided that at least one of said R groups represents a methyl or ethyl group; and R1 represents a methyl or ethyl group; and their use in perfumery to impart odor notes of the woody type having cedar, ambery, patchouli and/or rooty aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventor: Anthony A. Birkbeck
  • Patent number: 9156774
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel carboxylic acid ester compound useful as a fragrance component or a material for a compound fragrance and a method for producing the same, and provides a fragrance composition including the carboxylic acid ester compound. The present invention also provides an acyl fluorides of a 2,4-dimethyl-bicyclo[2.2.2]octane compound and the esters thereof, useful as the raw materials (inclusive of the intermediates of organic synthesis), for example, for the medicines, agricultural chemicals, fragrances, functional resins, optical functional materials and electronic functional materials. The carboxylic acid ester compound of the present invention is a compound represented by the general formula (1). (In the formula, one of R1 and R2 is a methyl group and the other of R1 and R2 is —COOR, and R is an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Kitamura
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140352706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mutant, non-naturally occurring or transgenic plant cell comprising: (i) at least one polynucleotide comprising, consisting or consisting essentially of a sequence encoding an isopropylmalate synthase and having at least 60% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:1 or SEQ ID NO:10 or SEQ ID NO: 12 or SEQ ID NO:14; or (ii) a polypeptide encoded by said polynucleotide(s); or (iii) a polypeptide having at least 60% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:2 or SEQ ID NO:11 or SEQ ID NO:13 or SEQ ID NO:15; or (iv) a construct, vector or expression vector comprising said polynucleotide sequence(s), optionally wherein said construct, vector or expression vector additionally comprises a promoter comprising, consisting or consisting essentially of the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:8 or a variant thereof with at least about 60% identity thereto or a trichome promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Nicholas Bakaher, Gregor Nicholas Bindler, Michel Philippe Blanc, Simon Goepfert, Florian Martin
  • Publication number: 20140326259
    Abstract: A smoking article (10, 20) comprises a flavour release segment (12). The flavour release segment (12) comprises a plug of fibrous material circumscribed by a substantially air impermeable wrapper and a plurality of solid menthol particles distributed within the plug of fibrous material. The fibrous material comprises randomly oriented fibres. Preferably the smoking article (10, 20) comprises a mouthpiece (4), wherein the mouthpiece (4) comprises the flavour release segment (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Dorothy Tritz, Charles Kuersteiner, Yves Jordil, Andrea Checchetto
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8816102
    Abstract: A method of modulating the flavor of an orally-receivable product, such as a foodstuff, beverage, dentifrice or medicine, comprising the addition thereto of a flavor-modulating proportion of at least one compound of the formula I in which X is selected from CHOH, C?O, CH2—CO and CH?C(OH), Y is selected from C1-C7 linear and branched alkyl and CH2CH2OH, Z is selected from CH3 and a moiety of the formula II in which the wavy bond represents bond linking Z to X and R1 and R2 are selected from the possibilities (i) both hydrogen; (ii) independently OH and OCH3; and (iii) R1 and R2 together with their bonds to the phenyl ring form a ring of the formula —O—CH2—O—; such that, when Z is CH3, X is C?O and Y is CH2CH2OH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Givaudan S.A.
    Inventors: Abdelmajid Kaouas, Harry Renes, Alexander P. Tondeur, Cornelis Winkel
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130336901
    Abstract: Compositions are provided which contain immobilized flavorants for flavor delivery. In particular, smoking compositions are provided which contain flavorant ester salts of polycarboxylic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Shengsheng Liu, Diane S. Kellogg
  • Patent number: 8541401
    Abstract: Compositions are provided which contain immobilized flavorants for flavor delivery. In particular, smoking compositions are provided which contain flavorant ester salts of polycarboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Shengsheng Liu, Diane S. Kellogg
  • Publication number: 20130206151
    Abstract: A filter (4) for a smoking article (10, 20, 30) comprises a flavour release segment (14) including a plurality of flavour granules. The flavour granules comprise a porous support material, a liquid flavourant, particles of plant material, and at least one binder. The plant material preferably comprises herbaceous material, more preferably herb leaf and most preferably peppermint leaf. The liquid flavourant preferably comprises at least one of: an essential oil, such as peppermint oil or spearmint oil; and natural or synthetic menthol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Clement Besso, Charles Kuersteiner
  • Publication number: 20130192614
    Abstract: A process for producing a coated filter plug for a smoking article including: (a) incorporating an additive to a porous filter plug, thereby obtaining an impregnated filter plug; (b) coating a surface of the impregnated filter plug with a cross-linkable polymer material; and (c) cross-linking the cross-linkable polymer material, to form a cross-linked, breakable coating substantially enclosing the impregnated filter plug. The process may further include at least partially coating the impregnated filter plug with a cross-linking agent prior to, or subsequent to, coating with the cross-linkable polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventor: Philip Morris USA Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130087159
    Abstract: A cigar comprises a mouth end; a tobacco section comprising tobacco material; at least one sweetener dispersed throughout the tobacco section; and/or a flavor potentiator and/or a taste modifier on an outer surface of the mouth end for enhancing the sweet taste of the cigar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Sweeney, Pauline Marcq, Joseph Pierotti, Deborah Thiem
  • Publication number: 20130028846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of improving the flavour of foodstuffs, beverages, tobacco products, pharmaceutics and oral care products. More particularly, the present invention provides flavour modulating substances selected from the group represented by formula (I): and edible salts thereof and edible esters thereof, which can advantageously be used for modulating the flavour of foodstuffs, beverages, tobacco products, pharmaceutics and oral care products. These flavour modulating substances can be used to impart desirable taste attributes in a wide variety of applications and products. In addition, the present flavour modulating substances are capable of modulating the taste and/or aroma impact of other, flavour imparting, substances contained within these same products, thereby improving the overall flavour quality of these products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Givaudan Nederland Services B.V.
    Inventor: Givaudan Nederland Services B.V.
  • Patent number: 8361236
    Abstract: A smokable composition includes (a) a smokable material; and (b) a supramolecular assembly. The supramolecular assembly comprises a flavorant and at least one selected from the group consisting of O,O?-dibenzoyl-(2R,3R)-tartaric acid, a hydrate thereof or a salt thereof, and ditoluoyl-(2R,3R)-tartaric acid, a hydrate thereof or a salt thereof. In addition, a smoking article comprises a rod of tobacco or tobacco substitute, optionally a filter attached to the rod, and the supramolecular assembly, as menthol-release agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Biao Duan, Munmaya K. Mishra, Peter J. Lipowicz, Shengsheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20130019884
    Abstract: A cigarette includes a tobacco rod in which a tobacco filler containing cut tobacco is wrapped with a cigarette paper, the tobacco rod being constituted by a distal end portion, a proximal end portion and a center portion, and a filter, the proximal end portion being connected to the filter. The distal end portion includes a volatile flavor-containing material incorporated in a gel of a polysaccharide, the center portion includes or does not include the volatile flavor-containing material, the proximal end portion includes or does not include the volatile flavor-containing material, and there is no case where both the center portion and the proximal end portion include the volatile flavor-containing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventor: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
  • Publication number: 20120291792
    Abstract: There is provided a tobacco smoke filter (1) or filter element comprising: a rod (2) of a tobacco smoke filtering material; a continuous extruded element (7) extending longitudinally of the rod (2); and a flavouring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Ann R. Treadaway, James D. Reed, Stephen Longley-Martines
  • Patent number: 8157918
    Abstract: Cigarettes are provided which contain a filtering system and flavorants encapsulated with polyvinyl acetate, wherein deactivation of a sorbent by the flavorant is reduced through the encapsulation of the flavorant within the polyvinyl acetate. A preferred flavorant is menthol. The encapsulated flavorants are prepared by mixing at least one flavorant with polyvinyl acetate and a solvent, such as ethanol, and forming the encapsulated flavorants. Methods of making cigarettes and smoking the articles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrike Becker, Tony Howell, Lixin Xue, Georgios D. Karles, Jay A Fournier
  • Publication number: 20120067359
    Abstract: A tobacco smoke filter or filter element comprising: a tobacco smoke filtering material including paper; and a flavour enhancing additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Francis Clarke, Anthony Denis McCormick, Tom Cravotta, Jack Rothenhoefer
  • Publication number: 20120048285
    Abstract: Compositions are provided which contain immobilized flavorants, in the form of supramolecular complexes of flavorant compounds, for flavor delivery. One embodiment relates to the flavorant supramolecular complexes themselves; Other embodiments relate compositions which contain the flavorant supramolecular complexes and a substrate. In particular embodiments, the substrate is smokable, but in other embodiments may be non-smokable or comestible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Biao Duan, Peter J. Lipowicz, William R. Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20120042887
    Abstract: Disclosed is a smoking article containing a rod containing a smokable composition, an optional wrapper for the rod, and at least one polymer or oligomer comprising monomer units of a polycarboxylic acid ester disposed on or in the rod, the wrapper, or both. The polycarboxylic acid ester contains an acid moiety having at least two carboxylic groups, and at least two alcohol moieties independently selected from those corresponding to a cycloalkyl alcohol or an aryl alcohol. The cycloalkyl alcohol or aryl alcohol is a flavorant, or chemesthetic agent, or both. In addition, a method for the controlled release of these flavorant or chemesthetic agents is described, which comprises pyrolyzing at least one polymer or oligomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Kathryne E. Paine, John B. Paine, Shengsheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20110061666
    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: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Francis Dube, Daniel Verdin Cantrell, John-Paul Mua, Darrell Eugene Holton, JR., Cynthia Stewart Stokes, James Neil Figlar
  • Patent number: 7901512
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of imparting flavor to smokeless tobacco, and the flavored smokeless tobacco produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Phillip F. Quinter, Frank Atchley
  • Patent number: 7866325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a smoking article comprising two layers of wrapper material, the outer wrapper having an air permeability of at least 200 C.U. and having a greater permeability than the inner wrapper. Encapsulated flavour is held between the inner and outer wrappers. The encapsulation technique is dependent upon the flavour to be encapsulated and the sidestream to mainstream flavour delivery ratio required. Sidestream smoke may be altered without altering the mainstream smoke, thereby altering room odors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Debra Demeter Woods
  • Patent number: 7836896
    Abstract: A nontoxic, tobacco-less and flavored material for smoking, and a method of making the same. In one aspect, the invention is a tobacco-less material for smoking comprising: a shredded cellulosic paper having a weight; and a mixture of a humectant and a flavoring agent, the mixture having a weight and absorbed into the shredded cellulosic paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Social Smoke, Inc.
    Inventors: Abrahim Nadimi, Ali Seyed Nadimi, Sayyid Abdolmajid Nadimi
  • Publication number: 20100087524
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to a product selected from the group consisting of foodstuffs, beverages, oral care products, tobacco products and flavourings, said product containing at least 0.01 mg/kg of one or more flavour improving substances selected from the group of substituted phenol esters represented by the following the formula, salts of these compounds and combinations thereof: Formula (I). The invention also relates to novel substituted phenol esters represented by the above formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Stephan Haiber, Thorsten Koenig, Eric Kohlen, Adri De Klerk, Chris Winkel
  • Publication number: 20090235942
    Abstract: A novel cigar is provided with an elongated cigar puller device which extends into the interior of the cigar. By removing the cigar puller from the cigar, the tobacco fill material of the cigar is disrupted so as to improve the draw of the cigar. Once the cigar puller is removed from the tobacco fill material, a flavorant and/or aromatic can be infused into the less dense tobacco fill material which is provided upon the removal of the cigar puller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Jack B. Cooper
  • Patent number: 7503330
    Abstract: A smokable rod for a smoking article, such as a cigarette, possesses a co-axial or concentric construction. A longitudinally extending inner core of tobacco cut filler is positioned within a smokable rod. The outer material that circumscribes the inner core in an annular fashion is composed of a tobacco material treated with a burn suppressing agent, and the outer material acts as a substrate for an aerosol forming material. In use, one end of the smokable rod is lit, and the tobacco cut filler of the inner core burns to yield tobacco smoke. The outer material smolders, and hence thermal decomposition products of the outer tobacco material and volatilized aerosol forming material are produced. When the opposite end of the smokable rod is drawn upon, an aerosol composed of tobacco smoke, thermal decomposition products of tobacco, and volatilized aerosol forming material, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: August Joseph Borschke, Dwayne William Beeson, Sharon Pitts Dunlap, Thomas Albert Perfetti
  • Publication number: 20090044817
    Abstract: A multi-component filter for a smoking article comprises: a mouth end segment; and a flavour release segment upstream of the mouth end segment. The flavour release segment comprises plant leaf and a filter plasticiser. The multi-component filter preferably further comprises a rod end segment comprising filtration material upstream of the flavour release segment. Preferably, one or both of the mouth end segment and the rod end segment comprises at least one liquid flavourant. The rod end segment may include a sorbent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Clement Besso, Yves Jordil, Charles Kuersteiner
  • Publication number: 20090038629
    Abstract: Flavor-bearing sheets for the controlled delivery of volatile flavorants in a smoking article are disclosed. The flavor-bearing sheets comprise a non-volatile vitreous matrix of a film-forming coagulating material having one or more volatile flavorants dispersed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: J. Dennis Ergle, Michael A. Zawadzki, Simon F. Yee
  • Publication number: 20090028803
    Abstract: Compositions are provided which contain immobilized flavorants for flavor delivery. In particular, smoking compositions are provided which contain flavorant ester salts of polycarboxylic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Shengsheng Liu, Dianne S. Kellogg
  • Publication number: 20090014018
    Abstract: A method of providing a comestible plant material taken orally by coating a micronized plant material with a first layer of polysaccharides or proteins, then a second layer of polysaccharides or proteins is disclosed. A bi-encapsulated plant material produced by this process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Tapashi Sengupta, Munmaya K. Mishra, William R. Sweeney, Douglas A. Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20080302376
    Abstract: Provided are smoking articles with a controlled flavor release product. The controlled flavor release product includes a first time-release flavorant and a second time-release flavorant. The controlled flavor release product is a film or a lip balm type formulation that is applied to the downstream end of a smoking article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Georgios D. Karles, Jose Nepomuceno, Shuzhong Zhuang, Jeff Allen, Richard Jupe