Method Or Apparatus For Making Tobacco Substitute Patents (Class 131/369)
  • Patent number: 9629391
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Michael Francis Dube, Anthony Richard Gerardi, Christopher Junker
  • Patent number: 9486011
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cigarette mainstream smoke component adsorbent including particulate activated carbon, and a glucan film supported by the particulate activated carbon. Also, the present invention provides a cigarette filter including the cigarette mainstream smoke component adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Chida, Yasuhiro Nakagawa, Katsuhito Misawa, Yayoi Kasakura
  • Patent number: 9095173
    Abstract: A smoking article provides one or more sheets of material that can be rolled and packaged, at least one sheet including cellulose. In one embodiment, cellulose and tobacco sheet material are separately rolled layers that can optionally be wrapped around a form casing (or pre-rolled inside) and then packaged. In another embodiment, the sheet is a laminated sheet of tobacco and cellulose layers that can be optionally wrapped around (or pre-rolled inside) a form casing. These sheets can be filled with custom tobacco to make one or more new cigars for an end user. In another embodiment, a complete cigar filled with tobacco material can be disassembled by an end user to produce tobacco and cellulose sheets, enabling the end user to form two new cigars using his or her own custom tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Blunt Wrap USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Sinclair, Jr.
  • 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: 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: 8960199
    Abstract: A component of a smoking article having tobacco beads. The tobacco beads can be located in a filter and/or a tobacco rod. The filter can be a multi-component filter, wherein an sorbent (preferably upstream) removes at least one constituent from mainstream tobacco smoke passing through the filter and downstream tobacco beads compensates for taste lost to the sorbent. The tobacco beads optionally include flavorants in addition to tobacco particulates. The tobacco beads can be located within a cavity in the filter or within the tow. This component can comprise additional flavors, which are released into the mainstream smoke under ambient conditions. The tobacco beads optionally include binders such as microcrystalline cellulose or other cellulosic material, which can be formed into a paste with tobacco powder and optionally with additional flavors. The paste can be extruded and spheronized to form the tobacco beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shuzhong Zhuang, Georgios D. Karles, Jose Nepomuceno, Richard Jupe, Gerson Assmann, Stephen Zimmermann, Benjamin Lewis, James Sherron, Vivian E. Willis
  • Publication number: 20140373855
    Abstract: The present patent application provides an oral nicotine-substituted cytisine atomized liquid and its preparation method. The oral nicotine-substituted cytisine atomized liquid includes the following components in mass percentage per 1 L of the oral atomized liquid: 0.1-10% of tobacco, 0.3-15% of cocoa extract, 0.1-0.9% of cytisine, 0.1-0.5% of TWEEN 80 and 75-90% of primer. The liquid can be obtained through the steps of weighing tobacco into an extraction tank, filtering the extract to obtain the filtrate, adding cocoa extract, cytisine and primer to the filtrate and mixing evenly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: CHANGNING DEKANG BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhixuan ZHENG
  • Publication number: 20140360520
    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: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence Chester May, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140261507
    Abstract: Processes and methods of manufacturing a synthetic or imitation nicotine product are provided. One process may include the steps of providing a plurality of areca fruits, drying the plurality of areca fruits, dehusking the plurality of areca fruits to obtain a plurality of areca nuts, chopping, shredding or grinding the plurality of areca nuts into a multiplicity of areca nut particles, introducing the multiplicity of areca nut particles into a tank containing water, agitating the multiplicity of areca nut particles to create a slurry, determining an amount of arecoline in the slurry and pumping the water having the predetermined amount of arecoline through a filter and into a holding tank and evaporating the arecoline from the water. An imitation nicotine product that may include 1% to 20% arecoline by weight with other elements may then be manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Edwin Balder
  • Patent number: 8833378
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of a nicotine-cellulose combination, the method comprising simultaneous loading of the nicotine on the cellulose and agglomeration of the particles so as to obtain a suitably loaded combination with a mean particle size that is suitable for use e.g. in snuff compositions packed in pouches of gauze or other materials with opening. The invention further relates to the use of such a nicotine-cellulose combination for the preparation of a snuff composition for achievement of a fast onset of action of nicotine after application of the snuff composition to the oral cavity of a subject, wherein the composition has a high release rate so that when subjected to an in vitro dissolution test about 45% or more of the total content of nicotine is released within 30 minutes. Moreover, the invention relates to an improved snuff composition for application to the oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Niconovum AB
    Inventors: Anders Axelsson, Arne Kristensen
  • Patent number: 8834949
    Abstract: Dosing machine for controlled dosage of pasty products, of the type with an agitator associated with a feed that includes an auger extension forming a compression feed chamber including a distributor with a plurality of distribution holes, a dosing device with on a fixed plate a corresponding first plurality of holes coinciding with the distribution holes and a corresponding second plurality of holes, parallel to the first and moved to one side on the plate, above the fixed plate a mobile dosing structure is installed that has an alternating drawer movement on the fixed plate with a reciprocal movement device for moving the dosing structure from a position above the distribution holes to a position above the second plurality of holes moved to the side of the auger and vice-versa, the dosing structure includes corresponding dosage chambers associated with the control dosing volume and density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Alessandro De Bortoli, Paolo Tosolini
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20130251779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nicotine oral delivery product containing a powder enclosed in a water insoluble pouch, wherein said pouch is permeable for saliva and therein dissolved parts of the powder, wherein said powder comprising at least a) nicotine selected from the group consisting of tobacco, nicotine salts, nicotine base, stabilized nicotine, and mixtures thereof corresponding to 0.1 to 20 mg nicotine in the form of nicotine base and b) a chewing gum composition and a method of producing said nicotine oral delivery product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: SAS SWEDISH AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC INC.
    Inventors: Frank SVANDAL, Per Gunnar NILSSON, Robert ERICSSON
  • Publication number: 20130160777
    Abstract: A method for extracting and isolating constituents of cellulosic matter, comprising providing cellulosic matter; contacting the cellulosic matter with a supercritical fluid; separating the supercritical fluid from the cellulosic matter, thereby forming an extract and a raffinate; and separating at least one compound present in the extraction medium by distillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: James Murphy
  • Patent number: 8469038
    Abstract: A smoking article provides one or more sheets of material that can be rolled and packaged, at least one sheet including cellulose. In one embodiment, cellulose and tobacco sheet material are separately rolled layers that can optionally be wrapped around a form casing (or pre-rolled inside) and then packaged. In another embodiment, the sheet is a laminated sheet of tobacco and cellulose layers that can be optionally wrapped around (or pre-rolled inside) a form casing. These sheets can be filled with custom tobacco to make one or more new cigars for an end user. In another embodiment, a complete cigar filled with tobacco material can be disassembled by an end user to produce tobacco and cellulose sheets, enabling the end user to form two new cigars using his or her own custom tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Sinclair, Jr.
  • 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: 8333793
    Abstract: A heat and steam generator for eye application includes a heat and steam generating member making use of oxidative reaction of an oxidizable metal and is adapted to supply steam to eyes and surroundings. The heat and steam generator is adapted to release steam from its side brought into contact with eyes and surroundings for a period of 1 to 30 minutes to maintain the skin surface temperature to which it is applied at 34° C. to 43° C. over a period of 1 to 120 minutes. The heat and steam generator has a stiffness of 0.01 to 10 N/7 cm-width. The heat and steam generator is effective in improving near triad causing reduction in vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Michihito Igaki, Kyoko Tagami
  • Publication number: 20120067361
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a plant fiber product for oral use, the product containing a mixture of at least: plant fibers; and at least one added substance intended to be released from the product when the product is used. The product contains an alginate composition, dispersed in the product and comprising at least water, alginate and the added substance, the composition containing an alginate matrix that firmly retains at least a major proportion of the added substance so long as the matrix is intact, and the alginate matrix being formed so as to disintegrate and/or dissolve in the chemical and physical environment that exists in a user's mouth. The disclosure also relates to a method for preparing such a plant fiber product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: X-INTERNATIONAL APS
    Inventors: Lars Björkholm, Fredrik Hübinette
  • Publication number: 20120042888
    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: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence Chester MAY, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120042886
    Abstract: A method of producing a nicotine medicament for use in an inhaler comprises combining nicotine, a non-spheronized sugar and a liquid carrier including water to produce a flowable mixture and spray drying the flowable mixture at conditions to produce particles of the nicotine medicament suitable for delivery to the alveoli and lower airways of the person. Also disclosed is a nicotine medicament made by the method. The nicotine composition produced by this method is a composite particle suitable for tobacco replacement or withdrawal therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Hanna Piskorz
  • Publication number: 20120031415
    Abstract: A non-tobacco snuff composition for oral use including at least one type of plant fibers with a high dietary fiber content, wherein the fiber dietary content in the composition is 15-90 w/w % based on the dry weight of the composition and a method for manufacturing the non-tobacco snuff composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: SWEDISH MATCH NORTH EUROPE AB
    Inventors: Tomas ESSEN, Tobias BRANNBERG, Herman NORSTROM
  • Publication number: 20120017924
    Abstract: A coated chewing gum product for the delivering of nicotine in any form to a subject by a rapid transmucosal uptake in the oral cavity comprising at least one gum core, nicotine in any form and/or a nicotine mimicking agent, at least one coating layer and optionally at least one or more other additive, wherein said at last one coating layer is buffered. Also contemplated is a method for the delivering of nicotine in any form, a method for the reduction of the urge to smoke or use tobacco as well as a method for producing said coated chewing gum and the use of the same form obtaining a quick transmucosal uptake of the nicotine in the oral cavity of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Katarina E.A. Lindell, Nils-Olof Lindberg, Roland Olsson
  • Publication number: 20110214681
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of a nicotine-cellulose combination, the method comprising simultaneous loading of the nicotine on the cellulose and agglomeration of the particles so as to obtain a suitably loaded combination with a mean particle size that is suitable for use e.g. in snuff compositions packed in pouches of gauze or other materials with opening. The invention further relates to the use of such a nicotine-cellulose combination for the preparation of a snuff composition for achievement of a fast onset of action of nicotine after application of the snuff composition to the oral cavity of a subject, wherein the composition has a high release rate so that when subjected to an in vitro dissolution test about 45% or more of the total content of nicotine is released within 30 minutes. Moreover, the invention relates to an improved snuff composition for application to the oral cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: NicoNovum AB
    Inventors: Anders Axelsson, Arne Kristensen
  • Patent number: 7954498
    Abstract: In order to treat cut tobacco so as to loosen and homogenize the same, a tobacco stream (12, 16) passes through a plurality of processing stations (18, 19, 20), in the region of which the tobacco is loosened, during transportation, with the aid of different processing arrangements. The tobacco stream or main stream here is divided up into a plurality of smaller sub-streams during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Christina Ott, Ralf Barkmann, Stefan Harms, Reinhard Hoppe, Thomas Jessen, Torben Baumgardt
  • Patent number: 7946296
    Abstract: A consumable tobacco film strip adapted to dissolve in the oral cavity includes a tobacco component, a binder, a humectant, and optionally a flavorant. The tobacco component can include ground or powdered tobacco and/or a tobacco extract. Tobacco flavoring can be incorporated in the film strip by casting or extruding a mixture or the tobacco component may be added to a film strip after formation of the film. The film strips are adapted to dissolve and provide tobacco satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Susan E. Wrenn, Maria Carolina Marun
  • Publication number: 20110048438
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Rodney Masri
  • Publication number: 20110041860
    Abstract: A method for the production of a moist snuff non-tobacco composition, and a composition obtainable from the method are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: SWEDISH MATCH NORTH EUROPE AB
    Inventors: Tomas ESSÉN, Tobias BRÄNNBERG
  • Publication number: 20100187143
    Abstract: A moist non-tobacco snuff product in pouch, particulate or compressed form for oral placement is provided. The snuff product includes cocoa fibers in an amount of 5-100% by weight of bulk material of the product, and optionally additional plant fibers. The snuff product may contain flavour supplements of food grade, such as fruits, berries, flowers, herbs, oil of fruits and edible plants. Moreover, there is described a process for preparing moist non-tobacco snuff including cocoa fibres. Cocoa fibers are provided, and optionally additional type(s) of plant fiber(s). The fiber bulk material is optionally grinded or cut and/or sieved, whereupon water, one or more humectants, and NaC1 are added. The mixture is heated, kept heated and finally cooled down. Optionally, additional ingredients chosen from the group consisting of salts, humectants, dyes, and/or flavours are added to provide the moist, non-tobacco snuff product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: SWEDISH MATCH NORTH EUROPE AB
    Inventors: Tomas Essen, Herman Norstrom
  • Publication number: 20080260807
    Abstract: A water-soluble film comprising nicotine, wherein said nicotine may be any pharmacologically effective form of nicotine present at one or more locations of the film defined by the application of a nicotine-containing fluid to at least one surface of a preformed water-soluble film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Bio Progress Technology Limited
    Inventors: Andrew John Sharp, Edward Zbygniew Nowak
  • Publication number: 20080149121
    Abstract: A consumable tobacco film strip adapted to dissolve in the oral cavity includes a tobacco component, a binder, a humectant, and optionally a flavorant. The tobacco component can include ground or powdered tobacco and/or a tobacco extract. Tobacco flavoring can be incorporated in the film strip by casting or extruding a mixture or the tobacco component may be added to a film strip after formation of the film. The film strips are adapted to dissolve and provide tobacco satisfaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Susan E. Wrenn, Maria Carolina Marun
  • Publication number: 20080142029
    Abstract: In order to treat cut tobacco so as to loosen and homogenize the same, a tobacco stream (12, 16) passes through a plurality of processing stations (18, 19, 20), in the region of which the tobacco is loosened, during transportation, with the aid of different processing arrangements. The tobacco stream or main stream here is divided up into a plurality of smaller sub-streams during treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: FOCKE & CO. (GMBH & CO. KG)
    Inventors: Christina Ott, Ralf Barkmann, Stefan Harms, Reinhard Hoppe, Thomas Jessen, Torben Baumgardt
  • Publication number: 20080000488
    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: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Sayyid Abdolmajid Nadimi, Sayyid Abrahim Nadimi, Ali Seyed Nadimi
  • Publication number: 20070283974
    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: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Lawrence Chester May
  • Patent number: 6772769
    Abstract: A tobacco preparation process having reduced contents of nicotine and tar, wherein dried platycodi radix (broad bellflower), ginseng radix (Panax ginseng) and peach kernel (persicae semen) into tabacco leaves are crushed and cut into a specified piece. Dried playhcodi radix (broad bellflower), ginseng radix (Panax ginseng) and peach kernel (presicae semen) are crushed, Eum-yang-kwak (dried leaves of epimedii herbal tea (Epimedium koreanum)) are cut into the same size as that of the cutted tobacco leaves and mixture of platycodi radix (a broad bellflower), ginseng radix (Panax ginseng) and peach kernel (persicae semen), Eum-yang-kwak (dried leaves of epimedii herbal tea (Epimedium koreanum)) and tobacco leaves at the same proportion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Lee Kyu Sun
  • Publication number: 20040094175
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a cigarette substitute, maintaining the taste and flavor of a typical commercially available cigarette utilizing: (1) the shredded leaves of Morus alba L, 1354MI; (2) shredded leaves of Synurus deltoids (MIT) NAKAI 3822G1; (3) shredded leaves of Berchemia berchemiaefolia (MAK). K01DZ, 2635 MI; (4) shredded leaves of Eucomonia ulmodies OLIVER, 2003M1; (5) and shredded leaves of herbs, is comprised of, including but not limited to: 1) washing; 2) primary drying; 3) steaming; 4) secondary drying; 5) shredding; and, 6) packing. The cigarette substitute of this invention is manufactured in normal cigarettes appearance, 20 each per pack. The substitute emits an undetectable amount of nicotine and no class “A” carcinogenic substance when consumed by a person. The cigarette substitute has a beneficial effect of cancer-resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Zeong Ghee Zho, Hyun Hwa Cho
  • Patent number: 6619293
    Abstract: An alternative to tobacco for both smokers and chewers is provided. A cigarette is prepared from mature tea leaves which are steamed and dried, but not withered, roasted or fermented. The tea leaves are rolled in paper and may be filtered or non-filtered. Cigarettes prepared with tea leaves processed in this manner provide acceptable taste, and may provide natural antioxidants, such as polyphenols and flavonoids, by inhalation. A chaw prepared according to the present invention is made with tea leaves which have been roasted, but not fermented, and is flavored with vanilla, cinnamon or mint. Both products may be produced with natural caffeine content, or may be partially decaffeinated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Modesto E. Siadto
  • Patent number: 6499490
    Abstract: A leaf tobacco extract or a concentrate thereof is used as a dispersion medium, which is mixed with powder of a heat-irreversibly coagulating glucan and a dispersion interference-preventing agent including an organic acid. The resultant mixture is stirred to disperse the powder of glucan into the dispersion medium, thereby preparing a slurry having an increased viscosity. This slurry is formed into a sheet, which is then heated and coagulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka Saito, Yuriko Anzai
  • Patent number: 6440223
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for improving the flavor and aroma properties in a smoking article. A high fructose corn syrup, ammonium hydroxide and diammonium phosphate are reacted with each other for a time and under conditions sufficient to provide a heat activatable flavorant-generating composition, which comprises 2-deoxy 2-amino glucose. The composition is incorporated into a component of said smoking article without heat treatment. The resultant smoking articles, when smoked, exhibit highly desirable flavor and aroma properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
    Inventors: Michael Francis Dube, William Monroe Coleman, III, Luis Mayan Dominguez, Kenneth Wayne Smith
  • Publication number: 20010029959
    Abstract: Salts formed from nicotine and anion-forming sweeteners, for example acesulfame or acesulfame-K, in a molar ratio of 1:1 or 1:2, in which case the sweetener molecules can be identical or different, are distinguished by a pleasant sweet taste which masks the nicotine taste even after a long residence time in the mouth, and are therefore suitable for producing preparations, in particular chewing gum, chewing tablets or compressed compositions, which can be used for oral administration of nicotine, for example in withdrawal from smoking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventors: Andreas Burgard, Margit Dorr
  • Patent number: 5992421
    Abstract: An alternate cigarette is in a form of cigar or cigarette with a moisture content of 12-13%, which is prepared from a composition comprising a herb medicinal mixture of Artemisia vulgaris Linne, Morus bombycis Koidzumi, Ziziphus jujuba Miller, Polygala tenuifolia Willdenow, Asiasarum heterotropoides var. seoulense F. Maekawa, Eugenia caryophyllata Thunberg, Cnidium officinale Makino, Evodia officinalis Dode and Thuja orientalis Linne powders and Arisaema amurense Max var. Serratum Nakai, Angelica koreana Maximowicz and Brassica juncea Cosson extracts, in combination with 1-10 wt % of starch syrup and 0.1-1 wt % of glycerol on the basis of the weight of the herb medicinal mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Oh Sung Bae
  • Patent number: 5829453
    Abstract: A low-density filler material for cigarettes from either a low-density tobacco composition or an extruded grain or starch composition. The low-density tobacco composition and a method of making the low-density tobacco composition by extruding a mixture of tobacco and flour or tobacco and starch under conditions whereby the solvent in the extruded mixture flashes into vapor upon release from the extrusion head. The low-density tobacco composition is formed without the aid of an added binder. The low-density flour or starch material and a method of making it by extruding flour or starch with a filler material such as calcium carbonate under conditions whereby the solvent in the extruded mixture flashes into vapor upon extrusion through the orifice die. The extruded composition can then be cut and used in place of cut tobacco filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jackie Lee White, Barry Lynn Saintsing, Thomas Albert Perfetti, Curtis Dillard McGee, Jr., Milly Mee Lee Wong
  • Patent number: 5706834
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for adjusting and controlling the moisture content of carbonaceous fuel components used in making smoking articles comprises a mass flow accumulator and a dryer through which the fuel components are conveyed. Unheated air is flowed over the fuel components in the accumulator to adjust and maintain the moisture content of the fuel components to a level which permits cutting of the fuel components without chipping or cracking. After the fuel components are cut into individual fuel elements and combined with an aerosol generator or substrate they are conveyed through the dryer where heated air is flowed over them to further reduce the moisture content to a desired level for further processing and manufacture into smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Robert Leonard Meiring, Vernon Brent Barnes
  • Patent number: 5562108
    Abstract: In a process of tobacco reconstitution by extrusion a mixture of tobacco, starch and binder, with the addition of water, is extruded as a web. The extrudate is drawn down, whereby the thickness of the web is reduced. A minor proportion of the binder, which may be carboxymethyl cellulose, is fed to the extruder barrel in aqueous solution. This has the effect of increasing the tensile strength of the web, so that the web can be drawn down to a greater degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: British-American Tobacco Company Limited
    Inventors: Kevin J. Hardy, James N. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 5560376
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for adjusting and controlling the moisture content of carbonaceous fuel components used in making smoking articles comprises a mass flow accumulator and a dryer through which the fuel components are conveyed. Unheated air is flowed over the fuel components in the accumulator to adjust and maintain the moisture content of the fuel components to a level which permits cutting of the fuel components without chipping or cracking. After the fuel components are cut into individual fuel elements and combined with an aerosol generator or substrate they are conveyed through the dryer where heated air is flowed over them to further reduce the moisture content to a desired level for further processing and manufacture into smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Robert L. Meiring, Vernon B. Barnes
  • Patent number: 5551450
    Abstract: In a method of making a smoking product a mixture comprising a particulate bulk material, tobacco for example, a binder, sugar, ammonia and an ammonium salt, preferably with the addition of water, is extruded to provide a coherent extrudate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen R. Hemsley
  • Patent number: 5538020
    Abstract: Electrochemical heat sources, materials used to make electrochemical heat sources and methods of forming electrochemical heat sources are disclosed. The electrochemical heat sources includes at least two metallic agents capable of interacting electrochemically with one another, such as magnesium and iron or nickel. The metallic agents may be provided in a variety of forms, including a frozen melt, a bimetallic foil, wire of a first metal wrapped around strands of a different metal, and a mechanical alloy. The metallic agents may be in the form of a powder filling a straw, or small particles extruded with a binder or pressed to form a rod. The powder filled straw or rod may be placed in a heat chamber surrounded by tobacco in a smoking article. An electrolyte solution contacts the metallic agents in the heat chamber to initiate the electrochemical interaction, generating heat which in turn may be used to volatilize nicotine and flavor materials in the tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Ernest G. Farrier, Joseph J. Chiou, Richard L. Lehman, Chandra K. Banerjee, Henry T. Ridings, Andrew J. Sensabaugh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5512306
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a smoking substitute composition wherein nicotine is the form of an inclusion complex between nicotine and a cyclodextrincompound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Pharmica AB
    Inventors: Thommy Carlsson, Sven B. Andersson