Tobacco Substitute, I.e., Nontobacco Patents (Class 131/359)
  • Patent number: 10375989
    Abstract: A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear end faces; an aerosol-forming substrate having opposed front and rear end faces, wherein the front end face of the aerosol-forming substrate is downstream of the rear end face of the combustible heat source; and a non-combustible holder configured to hold the combustible heat source. The holder includes a barrier between the rear end face of the combustible heat source and the front end face of the aerosol-forming substrate, and a plurality of first retention fingers connected to the barrier. The first retention fingers extend from the barrier along the exterior of the combustible heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Ana Carolina Borges de Couraca, Christopher John Grant
  • Patent number: 10274254
    Abstract: When a kneaded mixture produced by adding a hinder-containing additive and water to carbon powder and kneading the mixture is formed into a rod-shaped carbon heat source (HS) and the carbon heat source (HS) is subsequently dried to manufacture a finished product, a drying method according to the present invention includes generating a dry atmosphere in which an evaporation rate (Vo) at which the water evaporates through an outer surface of the carbon heat source (HS) is made approximately equal to a speed (Vs) at which the water in the carbon heat source (HS) moves toward the outer surface while a weight absolute humidity (AH) is lowered in a stepwise manner, and drying the carbon heat source (HS) in the dry atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sasaki, Masaaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10194624
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and N?-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in tobacco plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides for a root-specific nicotine demethylases, CYP82E10, and variants thereof, that are involved in the metabolic conversion of nicotine to nornicotine in these plants. Compositions of the invention also include tobacco plants, or plant parts thereof, comprising a mutation in a gene encoding a CYP82E10 nicotine demethylase, wherein the mutation results in reduced expression or function of the CYP82E10 nicotine demethylase. Seed of these tobacco plants, or progeny thereof, and tobacco products prepared from the tobacco plants of the invention, or from plant parts or progeny thereof, are also provided. Methods for reducing the level of nornicotine, or reducing the rate of conversion of nicotine to nornicotine, in a tobacco plant, or plant part thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Ralph E. Dewey, Ramsey S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10015983
    Abstract: A moistening method for tobacco stems comprises 1) preparing a hydrated humectant for tobacco stem, 2) placing cut tobacco stems in the hydrated humectant to form impregnated cut tobacco stems; 3) taking out and drying the impregnated cut tobacco stems; the hydrated humectant for tobacco stem is a saline aqueous solution of AnB, the AnB is NaH2PO4, potassium gluconate or oxalic acid, and each one of the AnB has a weight-percent concentration of 0.05 wt % to 5 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TOBACCO GROUP CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yunfei Sha, Jiaying Lou, Da Wu, Baizhan Liu, Bin Yang
  • Patent number: 9903071
    Abstract: A cigarette paper exhibiting a low flame-spreading property comprises a base cigarette paper, and a plurality of burn-suppressing regions that are provided spaced apart from each other on one surface of the base cigarette paper. The burn-suppressing regions are formed by coating of a low-methoxyl pectin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Kominami
  • Patent number: 9854837
    Abstract: A non-combusting cigarette substitute device has an elongated tubular casing occupied by a filter portion of a first porous material in proximity to a first end and a substitute portion of a second porous material spanning between the filter portion and an opposing second end. The second porous material has a density which is greater than a density of the first porous material. Overall, the densities of the first and second porous materials are suitable to readily permit air to be drawn through the tubular casing in response to suction supplied by a user to imitate the draw of a conventional cigarette. A flavouring agent is applied in an effective amount to the device such that vapors released from the flavouring agent impart a taste to the air drawn through the tubular casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Lynn Edward Hartrick, Joseph Raymond Leger
  • Patent number: 9707175
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chewing gum composition comprising a gum base matrix and a bulk portion, wherein the chewing gum composition comprises nicotine and includes a cross-linked polyacrylic acid, such as a carbomer, added in an amount of 0.1 to 5.0% by weight of the chewing gum composition. The invention may be used to enhance the release of nicotine in a nicotine chewing gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FERTIN PHARMA A/S
    Inventor: Bruno Provstgaard Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9668514
    Abstract: A tobacco smoking mixture and/or a cigarette wrapper with high-temperature ammonia-release agents therein are provided, wherein the high-temperature ammonia-release agents are present in an amount effective to reduce the cytotoxicity of gas phase or particulate matter formed during smoking of the cigarette. The high-temperature ammonia-release agents are capable of reducing the cytotoxicity of gas phase or particulate matter by evolving ammonia at temperatures greater than about 200° C., wherein the ammonia can interact with the particulate matter. Additionally, the high-temperature ammonia-release agents can be formed by heating an aqueous mixture of an iron precursor compound, an ammonia source compound and an acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A Fournier, John B. Paine, Douglas A. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9585967
    Abstract: A nicotine-containing product comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable polymeric substrate, which is able to bind cations, nicotine or a pharmaceutically acceptable nicotine derivative, and pharmaceutically acceptable inorganic cations. It further pertains to a method for the preparation of such a nicotine-containing product and to the use thereof for the preparation of a pharmaceutical product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SIEGFRIED LTD.
    Inventor: Alexander Franz
  • Patent number: 9551002
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for producing transgenic plants. In specific embodiments, transgenic plants comprise a construct comprising a polynucleotide encoding microRNA167 (miR167), or precursor thereof, operably linked to a plant pericycle-specific promote, wherein the miR167 is ectopically overexpressed in the transgenic plants, and wherein the promoter is optionally a constitutive or inducible promoter. In some embodiments, the transgenic plant has an improved agronomic or nutritional characteristic when cultivated in nitrogen-rich conditions as compared to a wild type plant cultivated in the same conditions. Also provided herein are commercial products (e.g., pulp, paper, paper products, or lumber) derived from the transgenic plants (e.g., transgenic trees) produced using the methods provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Gloria Coruzzi, Kenneth D. Birnbaum, Rodrigo A. Gutierrez, Miriam Gifford
  • Patent number: 9345268
    Abstract: A method of modifying the moisture content of fuel elements used in making smoking articles. The method may include overwrapped fuel elements, smoking article components, and/or assembled smoking articles being subjected to drying by flowed ambient air. Unheated air is flowed over the fuel components to adjust and maintain a desired moisture content of the fuel components to a level that permits cutting of the fuel components without chipping or cracking. After the fuel components are cut into individual or two-up fuel elements and combined with smoking article components that may include up to an entire filtered or unfiltered smoking article, they may have more ambient air flowed over them to further reduce the moisture content to a desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: James Richard Stone, Billy Tyrone Conner, Vernon Brent Barnes
  • Patent number: 9307787
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product includes a plurality of orally disintegrable granules. Each granule has a core and at least one layer surrounding the core. The at least one layer includes tobacco particles and a binder. Also disclosed are methods of making tobacco granules that comprise a core and at least one layer having tobacco particles and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: Yan Helen Sun, Frank Scott Atchley
  • Patent number: 9149072
    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 and an insulation layer and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment including a substrate, which may include tobacco pellets and aerosol-forming material disposed in a substrate cavity between 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 and includes a foil strip laminated thereon; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the mouth-end segment using tipping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Billy Tyrone Conner, Andries Don Sebastian, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Timothy Frederick Thomas, James Richard Stone, Chandra Kumar Banerjee, Yi-Ping Chang, Vernon Brent Barnes, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, David Neil McClanahan, Carolyn Rierson Carpenter, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jackie Lee White
  • Patent number: 9131732
    Abstract: A non-addictive smoking composition and corn-cob pipe kit including a mixture of dried corn silk strands and dried corn cob leaves in a range of approximately 80-90% and 10-20%, respectively, by volume, of the mixture to provide a nicotine-free, non-addictive smoking alternative. The kit also includes a smoking pipe having structural components to resemble a corn-cob pipe. The pipe has a detachable tube, stem, and mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald Hoffius
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150136160
    Abstract: The invention provides an oral stimulatory product comprising a stimulating amount of at least one oral stimulant. The oral stimulant being selected from the group consisting of Spilanthes, Szechuan Pepper, roasted Eucommia leaf, and a combination thereof. The product optionally containing Guarana extract, Yerba mate, salt, orange peel, and/or natural flavors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Foundation Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Fraser Gordon, Lea Rubinstein
  • 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: 9022041
    Abstract: A method of converting tea leaves into a smoking product suitable for use with a smoking device such as, but not limited to, a hookah. In one embodiment the method comprises the steps of heating a batch of sundried tea leaves in water to provide a batch of wetted tea leaves; fermenting the wetted tea leaves to provide a batch of fermented tea leaves; rinsing the fermented tea leaves with water to provide rinsed fermented tea leaves; drying the rinsed fermented tea leaves to provide dried fermented tea; and adding glycerine to the dried fermented tea leaves to provide a tea leaf based smoking product. In another embodiment a nicotine free smoking product is provided comprising of glycerin treated dried fermented tea leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rodney Masri
  • Patent number: 8950409
    Abstract: A tobacco smoking mixture and/or a cigarette wrapper with high-temperature ammonia-release agents therein are provided, wherein the high-temperature ammonia-release agents are present in an amount effective to reduce the cytotoxicity of gas phase or particulate matter formed during smoking of the cigarette. The high-temperature ammonia-release agents are capable of reducing the cytotoxicity of gas phase or particulate matter by evolving ammonia at temperatures greater than about 200° C., wherein the ammonia can interact with the particulate matter. Additionally, the high-temperature ammonia-release agents can be formed by heating an aqueous mixture of an iron precursor compound, an ammonia source compound and an acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A Fournier, John B. Paine, Douglas A. Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20150020823
    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: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Lipowicz, Pauline Marcq, Gerd Kobal, Munmaya K. Mishra, Georgios D. Karles, San Li
  • Publication number: 20150020821
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral smokeless tobacco products and oral smokeless non-tobacco snuff products comprising carbamide or carbamide salt(s). Moreover, use of carbamide or carbamide salt(s) in the manufacturing of an oral smokeless tobacco products or oral smokeless non-tobacco snuff product is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Herman Norstrom, Dowen Birkhed
  • Publication number: 20150013695
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions, methods and an apparatus relating to the pulmonary delivery of an inhalable composition comprising caffeine, or a salt thereof, and a solvent selected from the group consisting of propylene glycol, glycerol, ethanol and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kelly McNeal, Brent Skoda
  • Patent number: 8899238
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John Howard Robinson, David William Griffith, Jr., Billy Tyrone Conner, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Dempsey Bailey Brewer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140274940
    Abstract: The use of pectins and/or polymers to prevent nicotine oxidation in tobacco containing products is disclosed. These polymers may be naturally occurring anionic polymers or synthetic polymers. These pectins and/or polymers prevent nicotine from oxidizing into cotinine, nicotine-cis-N-oxide, nicotine-trans-N-oxide, and/or nicotine-1,1-di-N-oxide. Molluscicides, algaecides, pesticides, and stabilized nicotine compositions comprising nicotine and pectin, anionic polymers, or combinations thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Jason Flora, Georgios D. Karles, Christophe Claude Galopin, Diane Gee, John B. Paine, III, Douglas Antonio Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20140261506
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra, Biao Duan, Daqing Wu, William R. Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20140261472
    Abstract: A fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and a plurality of polymeric fibers surrounding the smokeless tobacco. The polymeric fibers can have a basis weight of 5 gsm or less and a diameter of less than 100 microns. In some cases, the polymeric fibers are melt-blown polymeric fibers. In some cases, the polymeric fibers are centrifugal force spun polymeric fibers. A method of preparing a fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product includes melt-blowing or centrifugal force spinning a plurality of polymeric fibers to create an polymer deposition zone and passing a body comprising smokeless tobacco through the polymer deposition zone. In some cases, an electrostatic charge can be applied to the plurality of polymeric fibers, the body, or a combination thereof. In some cases, a spin is applied to the body when passing through the polymer deposition zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll, Shannon Maxwell Black, Yan Helen Sun, William J. Burke
  • 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: 8813760
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for making same are presented that act as substitutes for tobacco and tobacco products. Use is made of a genus of plants called pueraria, and more specifically the kudzu species, which is processed and packaged to taste and feel similar to natural tobacco. Various enhancers and flavors are added to appeal to various tastes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence Chester May, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140216481
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Steven R. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20140166027
    Abstract: A method for the administration of nicotine, THC, tobacco, cannabidiol or a base alkaloid includes administering an absorption conditioning unit having at least two agents selected from the group consisting of (a) a buffer agent, (b) a capturing agent, (c) a penetration agent, and (d) a thermal agent, to the mammal, and then administering by inhalation a bioactive agent selected from the group consisting of nicotine, THC, cannabidiol and a base alkaloid. The absorption conditioning unit may be in a dosage form not containing a drug. The absorption conditioning unit may create a pH in the oral cavity of 7.8-10 for a period of ten minutes or more after administration, the dosage form not containing an acid and not containing a drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Richard C. FUISZ, Joseph M. FUISZ
  • Publication number: 20140150809
    Abstract: The invention relates to a waterpipe tobacco substitute. A waterpipe allows the user to consume aerosols and flavorings present in the fluid. A problem with known waterpipes is that the fluid suffers decomposition or combustion because of substantial heat. Moreover, aerosols and flavorings are no longer sufficiently released. An object of the invention, therefore, is to enable uniform and complete release of the aerosols and flavorings. This object is achieved by means of a waterpipe tobacco substitute which comprises at least one closed-pore carrier for the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: André Jantsch
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8701681
    Abstract: Cigarette paper, methods for making cigarettes and methods for smoking cigarettes are provided, which involve the use of an oxyhydroxide compound that is capable of decomposing to form at least one product capable of acting as an oxidant for the conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide and/or as a catalyst for the conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The oxyhydroxide compound and/or the product formed from the decomposition of the oxyhydroxide can be in the form of nanoparticles. The oxyhydroxide compounds can be represented by MOOH where M is a metal selected from the group consisting of transition metals, rare earth metals, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Firooz Rasouli, Ping Li, Wei-Jun Zhang, Shalva Gedevanishvili
  • Patent number: 8701679
    Abstract: Provided is a tobacco-free oral flavor delivery pouch product that provides and engaging and flavorful experience to a user. The pouch product includes a porous pouch wrapper and an inner filling material. The inner filling material can include a non-tobacco, botanical component, at least one functional ingredient and a solid flavor component dispersed throughout the inner filling material. The pouch product delivers multiple textures to the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle R. Crawford, Karen Brooks, Kenneth A. Newman, William R. Sweeney, Fernando L. Chappell, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140102464
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Sentiens, LLC
    Inventors: Reid von Borstel, Dennis Tan, John Siverling, Inna S. Timokhina
  • Publication number: 20140093623
    Abstract: Provided is an oral pouch flavor product with a fibrous flavored wrapper that encloses an inner filling material. Preferably, the fibrous flavored wrapper includes embedded flavorants. The fibrous flavored wrapper may also include a softening agent, colorants, and/or browning inhibitors. The inner material may include non-tobacco, plant material fibers and preferably has a low moisture content so as to prevent the need for preservatives or refrigeration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Karen M. Torrence, Warren D. Winterson
  • Patent number: 8685478
    Abstract: A flavor pouch includes a porous covering that encloses a carrier having a flavorant. The carrier may be solid or particulate. Flavorants may be one or more of tea, coffee, rose hips, honey, royal jelly, fruit extracts, mint, sweeteners, ginger, pepper extract, exotic flavors, ethnic flavors and the like. Where the carrier comprises a plurality of beads, the beads may have randomly dissolvable encapsulation to extend the time duration of flavor release. To use the flavor pouch, it is placed in the mouth and masticated or exposed to saliva to thereby release the flavorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Neidle, Kenneth Newman, William R. Sweeney, Cynthia S. Hayes, Robert T. Mitten, Danielle R. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20140088044
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a product comprising a nicotine-containing material and an anti-cancer agent. The product is applicable in the treatment and/or prevention of cancer and precancerous conditions as well as for preventing cancer recurrence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Basil Rigas, Jason B. Rigas
  • Patent number: 8678014
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for drying a molded product for a non-combustible smoking article, including preparing a molded product for a non-combustible smoking article corresponding to two non-combustible smoking articles includes an aerosol generating section which generates aerosol when heated and carbonaceous heat sources fitted to both ends of the aerosol generating section, covering the aerosol generating section with a far infrared reflective cover, and irradiating the carbonaceous heat sources with far infrared radiation from a far infrared heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Tsuruizumi, Manabu Takeuchi, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 8678015
    Abstract: A pouched non-tobacco product includes a lined pouch material of a web and a water-soluble liner adjacent the web and a non-tobacco flavorful component contained within the lined pouch material. The water-soluble liner is interposed between the web and the non-tobacco flavorful component. The liner preferably reduces staining of the web by the non-tobacco flavorful component. Additionally, the liner may include a flavorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Warren D. Winterson, Timothy D. Cochran, Tommy C. Holland, Karen M. Torrence, Steve Rinehart, G. Robert Scott
  • Publication number: 20140020699
    Abstract: A smoking article comprising at least two of: (a) a tobacco blend comprising one or more tobaccos or tobacco grades with low TSNA and/or metal content; (b) a tobacco blend that has been treated to remove polyphenols and/or peptides; (c) a tobacco substitute sheet comprising a non-combustible inorganic filler, a binder and an aerosol generating means; (d) a high activity carbon comprising a polymer-derived carbon material; and (e) an amine-functionalised chelating resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: David John Dittrich, Peter James Branton, Michael Arthur John Bevan
  • Patent number: 8555897
    Abstract: A tobacco smoking mixture including an ammonia-release compound adapted to be formed into a lit-end cigarette is provided. The ammonia-release compound is incorporated in or on tobacco cut filler in an amount effective to reduce the cytotoxicity, and/or selective smoke constituents of cigarette smoke. Exemplary ammonia-release compounds include ammonium acetate, ammonium hydroxide, hexammine cobalt (III) chloride, hexammine cobalt (III) acetate, and combinations thereof. The ammonia-release compounds can release ammonia at temperatures between about 60° C. and about 400° C. Ammonia-release compounds can be combined with additives, such as glycerine, cobalt acetate, copper (II) acetate, zinc acetate, other metal salts or combinations thereof, to further reduce the cytotoxicity of cigarette smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lixin Xue, W. Geoffrey Chan, Mohammad Hajaligol
  • Publication number: 20130236605
    Abstract: Provided is a tobacco-free oral flavor delivery pouch product that provides and engaging and flavorful experience to a user. The pouch product includes a porous pouch wrapper and an inner filling material. The inner filling material can include a non-tobacco, botanical component, at least one functional ingredient and a solid flavor component dispersed throughout the inner filling material. The pouch product delivers multiple textures to the user's mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle R. Crawford, Karen Brooks, Kenneth A. Newman, William R. Sweeney, Fernando L. Chappell, SR.
  • Publication number: 20130186419
    Abstract: An oral tobacco product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix and tobacco fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral tobacco product can be formed by extruding a mixture of mouth-stable polymer and tobacco fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
  • Publication number: 20130186418
    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: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES INC.
  • Publication number: 20130186417
    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 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventor: Altria Client Services Inc.
  • Patent number: 8469036
    Abstract: The invention features tobacco compositions and methods of their use and manufacture. Compositions of the invention may be based on a variety of technologies. Technologies include films, tabs, shaped parts, gels, consumable units, insoluble matrices, and hollow shapes. In addition to tobacco, compositions may also contain flavors, colors, and other additives as described herein. Compositions may also be orally disintegrable. Exemplary compositions and methods of their manufacture are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: Scott A. Williams, James Arthur Strickland, Frank Scott Atchley, Armand J. Desmarais, Tod J. Miller, Cherne W. Johnson, Vernie A. Due
  • Patent number: 8430106
    Abstract: A device for delivering volatilized material to a user comprises a heat delivery component (11), which includes a heat sink (14) in heat transfer relationship with a heat transfer device such a s a heat pipe (36), and a volatilization component (20), which includes a source (22) of volatilizable material, such as tobacco, a flavour material or a therapeutic substance. The volatilization component (20) is detachably mounted on the heat delivery component (11) with the source of volatilizable material (22) in heat transfer communication with the heat transfer device (36) of the heat delivery component. The heat delivery component (11) may therefore be reused with a series of disposable volatilization components (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Dennis Potter, Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 8424541
    Abstract: Provided is a tobacco-free oral flavor delivery pouch product that provides and engaging and flavorful experience to a user. The pouch product includes a porous pouch wrapper and an inner filling material. The inner filling material can include a non-tobacco, botanical component, at least one functional ingredient and a solid flavor component dispersed throughout the inner filling material. The pouch product delivers multiple textures to the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle R. Crawford, Karen Brooks, Kenneth A. Newman, William R. Sweeney, Fernando L. Chappell, Sr.