For Tobacco, Pipe Or Cigarette Holder Patents (Class 206/242)
  • Patent number: 12030704
    Abstract: Packaging for tobacco industry products is disclosed. The packaging comprises a pack for holding tobacco industry products, and an outer wrapper enveloping the pack. The outer wrapper comprises a removable portion arranged to prevent opening of the pack until the removable portion has been removed. One of the pack and the removable portion comprises a tamper evident feature that remains attached to the other of the pack or the removable portion after the removable portion is removed from the pack. A method of packaging tobacco industry products is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Lewis, Paul Matthews, Mustafa Isaak Ghulam
  • Patent number: 12006132
    Abstract: A slide-action hinged-lid pack includes a hinged-lid inner pack configured to hold consumer items. The hinged-lid inner pack includes a front wall, a back wall, a left side wall, a right side wall, a bottom wall and a hinged-lid pivotally connected to an upper end of the back wall for movement between an open position and a closed position, and an outer shell. The hinged-lid inner pack can slide from a first position at which the hinged-lid is in the closed position to a second position at which the hinged-lid is in the open position. The outer shell includes a first stop tab on an inner side of the back wall. The hinged-lid inner pack includes a second stop tab on a tongue extending from the hinged-lid, and a third stop tab on the back wall of the hinged-lid inner pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Brian Casey
  • Patent number: 11925205
    Abstract: There is provided a hatch section for an electronic aerosol provision device, wherein the hatch section includes a sleeve for receipt of an aerosol forming component, the sleeve defining a longitudinal axis and including first and second sections spaced along the longitudinal axis which exert different rotational biases on the aerosol forming component when inserted into the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventor: Jeremy Wright
  • Patent number: 11905092
    Abstract: A pack for products of the cigarette industry, having an outer pack which is made from a dimensionally stable material and is configured as a flip pack having a box part and a lid, and having at least one cuboid inner pack which is made from a dimensionally stable material, is disposed in the outer pack and encloses the products on all sides, the inner pack having a closure means which prior to the initial use of the inner pack closes a retrieval opening for retrieving individual products which extends at least in an end-side region of the inner pack, preferably additionally extends in a front-side region of the inner pack, and which is able to be converted from the state closing the retrieval opening to a state releasing the retrieval opening, with the closure means being composed of a dimensionally stable material, such as coated cardboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Christoph Schneider, Henry Buse
  • Patent number: 11811027
    Abstract: A rechargeable pack is provided for containing and recharging an e-cigarette. The pack includes a pack battery; a first connector which is electrically connectable to an external power source; a first recharging mechanism for re-charging the pack battery using the external power source when the first connector is electrically connected to the external power source; a second connector which is electrically connectable to the e-cigarette when the e-cigarette is received within the pack; and a second recharging mechanism for re-charging the e-cigarette using the pack battery when the e-cigarette is electrically connected to the second connector. The second recharging mechanism can be configured to provide protection against the pack battery providing excessive current through the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventor: Colin Gratton
  • Patent number: 11772882
    Abstract: A pack for smoking articles having a group of smoking articles; an inner element with at least one wall; and a cup-shaped rigid outer container, housing the inner element and the group of smoking articles, and having an open upper end, a lower wall, oppositely disposed front and rear walls, and oppositely disposed side walls. A cup-shaped lid is hinged to the outer container to rotate, relative to the outer container, between open and closed positions to open and close the open upper end and has: an open lower end, an upper wall, oppositely disposed front and rear walls, and oppositely disposed side walls. The inner element is longitudinally shorter than the outer container coupled to the lid in the closed position and, keeping the lid in the closed position, can linearly slide inside the outer container along a longitudinal sliding direction, perpendicular to the outer container lower wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Luca Paradiso, Luca Federici, Marco Ghini
  • Patent number: 11571020
    Abstract: A cigarette paper dispenser comprising a structure foldable between a first and second configuration, the first configuration forming a tray; and the second configuration forming a pouch for carriage of a rolled cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Barry
  • Patent number: 11565865
    Abstract: Packaging for tobacco industry products is disclosed. The packaging comprises a pack (2) for holding tobacco industry products, and an outer wrapper (3) enveloping the pack. The outer wrapper comprises a removable portion (17) arranged to prevent opening of the pack until the removable portion has been removed. One of the pack and the removable portion comprises a tamper evident feature that remains attached to the other of the pack or the removable portion after the removable portion is removed from the pack. A method of packaging tobacco industry products is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Lewis, Paul Matthews, Mustafa Isaak Ghulam
  • Patent number: 11497243
    Abstract: A storage device for storing perishable plant matter and a system for monitoring and accessing the device and plant matter. A storage device for storing a plant product includes a housing. The housing has a sidewall that defines an opening and a lid coupled to the sidewall and movable to a closed position in which the opening is closed off. The lid, in cooperation with the sidewall, defines a storage space in the housing wherein at least one container that receives the plant product and may be removably received. A storage and monitoring system includes a locking mechanism, at least one scale, and a relative humidity sensor, and an app operable on a mobile device and configured to operate and monitor the storage device. The app is configured to operate the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Uniti Smart Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer Ackerman, Daniel Narunsky
  • Patent number: 11279541
    Abstract: A resealable container for consumer goods comprises: a package of consumer goods with a cover portion partially separable from the remainder of the package to provide an access opening; and a reclosable adhesive label overlying the cover portion. The label comprises at least a bottom layer and a top layer. The bottom layer comprises a cut-out portion extending at least about the periphery of the cover portion and is affixed to the package by means of a permanent adhesive provided on a first area of the inner surface of the bottom layer extending about the periphery of the cover portion. The top layer is at least partly permanently affixed to the package by means of a first adhesive provided on a back hinge area of the package, and at least partly releasably affixed to the bottom layer by means of a second adhesive provided on a peeling area of the inner surface of the top layer extending distal from the hinge area and at least over a region of the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Bourgoin, Elke Rutzinger
  • Patent number: 11247832
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electronic smoking devices and in particular to a tray for at least a portion of an electronic smoking device. The tray (100) comprises at least one cavity (101) for containing the portion. The tray (100) is configured to be reversibly deformed from a default form into a deformed form by finger interaction with interaction elements of the tray (100) having a distance to each other of at least 90% of the average distance between thumb tip and index finger tip or a middle finger tip of an adult. The tray (100) is configured to return to the default form once the finger interaction is terminated. The default form provides the at least one cavity (101) for containing the portion in an inaccessible manner and the deformed form is required for accessing the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Thorben Rehders, Sebastian Senftleben, Duncan B. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11111062
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaging container for bulk solids. The container comprises a container body having a container wall extending from a container bottom to a container opening in a height direction of the container. The container wall and the container bottom delimit an inner space in the container, and a first peelable or tearable sealing membrane being attached to an inner surface of the container wall forms a roof over a first inner compartment in the inner space. A second peelable or tearable sealing membrane is applied between the first peelable or tearable sealing membrane and an edge of the container opening and is attached to the inner surface of the container wall. The first peelable or tearable sealing membrane forms a floor of a second inner compartment in the inner space and the second peelable or tearable sealing membrane forms a roof over the second inner compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Henrik Herlin, Simon Holka, Eva Sunning
  • Patent number: 10894658
    Abstract: A container for consumer goods includes a rigid outer box, an inner package, an inner frame and a pull tab. The outer box has a hinged lid configured to provide access to an inner volume of the outer box. The inner frame is paperboard having a pre-cut opening configured to provide access to an inner volume of the inner package. The pull tab covers the opening with a first adhesive that releasably adheres an edge portion of the pull tab to the inner frame and a second adhesive that permanently adheres the pull tab to the inner package and the outer box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Bellamah
  • Patent number: 10815038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for a tobacco related product, comprising at least a base portion and a top portion defining at least one closable compartment for storing the tobacco related product. At least one wall portion of the container comprises a thermochromic material as an integral part, wherein the thermochromic material is configured for undergoing a visible color change in a temperature range between 0° C. and 0° C. Thus, information on a preferred consumption condition of the tobacco related product can be provided to a user. The invention further relates to methods for manufacturing such container and further relates to the use of a thermochromic material in a container for a tobacco related product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: REEMTSMA CIGARETTENFABRIKEN GMBH
    Inventor: Thorben Rehders
  • Patent number: 10815048
    Abstract: A pack having a group of tobacco industry products wrapped in a laminate to form a bundle is disclosed. The pack has a base containing the bundle, and a lid mounted to the base for rotation between open and closed positions. The laminate has an outer layer having a first cut that defines an outer layer region bounded by said first cut and, an inner layer having a second cut that defines an inner layer region bounded by said second cut. The inner layer region lies within the outer layer region. A part of the outer layer region is attached to an inside surface of the lid such that, as the lid is rotated into its open position, the inner and outer layer regions are lifted causing the inner and outer layers to delaminate in a peripheral region between the first and second cuts and an opening to be created in the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Bray, Gary Fallon, Paul Gibson
  • Patent number: 10647460
    Abstract: A method for converting a web of preformed pouches to on-demand inflatable packaging. The method may include moving the web along a path of travel, attaching an outer skin to the outside of the web, and packaging the web into a non-inflated and stored configuration. The method may also include moving the web along a path of travel, depositing at least one product into each of a plurality of the preformed pouches, and inflating each of the preformed pouches to form a cushioning material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Automated Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Rick Steven Wehrmann
  • Patent number: 10390559
    Abstract: A pipe comprises a combustion chamber with vents, the combustion chamber able to receive a cigarette; an inhalation path for drawing smoke from the combustion chamber through the bowl vents during inhalation; an exhalation filter; and an exhalation path for channeling exhaled smoke through the exhalation filter during exhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Kelly J. Adamic
  • Patent number: 10292423
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container (1) for smokeless tobacco comprising a base defining a cavity arranged to retain smokeless tobacco pouches (8) in use, wherein the cavity further comprises a pole (5), arranged such that the smokeless tobacco pouches are retained in a defined pattern in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: JT International SA
    Inventors: Mary Wilhelmina McFarlane, Leanne Delargy
  • Patent number: 10053273
    Abstract: Reclosable package of cigarettes, comprising: a group of cigarettes; a soft envelope having a parallelepiped shape and comprising a front surface, a rear surface, a top surface, a bottom surface and two side surfaces, the envelope encloses the group of cigarettes and is provided with a cigarette extraction opening; a stiffening element wrapping the envelope along at least two opposite surfaces of the envelope and at the extraction opening; a reclosable opening system consisting in an adhesive closing panel superimposed in a removable manner on an adhesive frame panel, the opening system covers the extraction opening; wherein the closing panel is movable between an opening position and a closing position of the extraction opening, and wherein the opening system is fastened to the stiffening element by firmly superimposing the frame panel on at least two opposite walls of the stiffening element and at the extraction opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Luca Petrucci, Roberto Polloni, Fabio Pasquino, Luca Federici
  • Patent number: 9038825
    Abstract: A container (10) for consumer goods comprises a first panel (16) having a pattern (22) applied to an area (20) of the external surface thereof; and a second panel (26) comprising a transparent optical element. The first panel (16) and the second panel (26) are moveable relative to each other between a first position, in which the transparent optical element in the second panel (26) does not overlie the pattern (22) on the first panel (16), and a second position, in which the transparent optical element in the second panel (26) at least partially overlies the pattern (22) on the first panel (16), whereby an altered image of the pattern is visible through the transparent optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Ahmet Dincer, Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Publication number: 20150076014
    Abstract: A container adapted to receive an electronic cigarette is configured to obscure the fact that an electronic cigarette is contained within. The container is provided with an open ended receptacle to slidably insert an electronic cigarette. The outer surface of the receptacle is provided with ornamentality to appear to be a surrogate device, such as a writing utensil, a flashlight, or a laser pointer. Alternative embodiments provide for an adapter to enable the container to function as the surrogate device while containing the electronic cigarette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SCENT2MARKET INC.
    Inventors: Dov Kesten, Dennis Minton, Daniel D'Amico
  • Publication number: 20150076013
    Abstract: A sleeve operable to at least partially contain a cylindrical article, the sleeve including opposing planar side panels; bowed dust flaps extending upwardly from said side panels; front and back panels, each having rounded, upper corner portions; and overlapping top panels in superposing relation to upper portions of said bowed dust flaps, said overlapping top panels being mutually secured, whereby said bowed dust flaps are retained in a bowed condition that conforms with said rounded upper panel portions of said front and back panels
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Fath, Ryan J. Sousa, Steven R. Rinehart
  • Publication number: 20150041345
    Abstract: Disclosed is a packaging for smoking products that comprises an area with a warning relating to the health hazards of smoking thereon. The area comprises at least one marking that is suitable for identification and/or authentication and/or track and/or trace purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Brahim KERKAR
  • Publication number: 20150008150
    Abstract: This present invention relates to an electronic cigarette case comprising a cigarette case body (1). The cigarette case body (1) includes an accommodation structure (2). A first accommodation region configured for holding an electronic cigarette (100) is formed in the accommodation structure (2). A second accommodation region is formed between the outer surface of the accommodation structure (2) and the inner surface of the cigarette case body (1) and the second accommodation region is configured for receiving paper documents, especially an electronic cigarette operating instruction. The instruction can be taken out and inserted into the electronic cigarette case easily, and it is convenient for users to use. Furthermore, in assembly, the instruction can be directly inserted into the electronic cigarette case, which brings great convenience for the production and improves the production efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 8915365
    Abstract: A sleeve operable to at least partially contain a cylindrical article, the sleeve including opposing planar side panels; bowed dust flaps extending upwardly from said side panels; front and back panels, each having rounded, upper corner portions; and overlapping top panels in superposing relation to upper portions of said bowed dust flaps, said overlapping top panels being mutually secured, whereby said bowed dust flaps are retained in a bowed condition that conforms with said rounded upper panel portions of said front and back panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Fath, Ryan J. Sousa, Steven R. Rinehart
  • Patent number: 8910781
    Abstract: A container configured to hold one or more units of a product is provided. The container may comprise a lid and a base. The lid may comprise a top wall and one or more lid sidewalls extending to a lower lip. A sealing member may be provided at the top wall in a channel defined therein. The base may comprise a bottom wall and one or more base sidewalls extending to an upper lip. Protrusions may extend from the base sidewalls. The lid may be moveable with respect to the base between a decoupled configuration and a coupled configuration. In the coupled configuration, the upper lip of the base may contact the sealing member of the lid to seal shut a storage compartment defined in the base. Further, the lower lip may engage the protrusions to retain the lid in the coupled configuration. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jerry Wayne Pipes, Pankaj Patel, Melissa Ann Clark, Laya Katina Palmer Horton, William Travis Lintner
  • Patent number: 8881896
    Abstract: A container for holding unused and used snus is disclosed. The container comprises a base defining a first compartment to receive unused snus. The base has a bottom wall which is reconfigurable to form a second compartment for holding used snus on the other side of said bottom wall. The first and second compartments are each provided with a separate cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20140326623
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a single piece electronic cigarette pack that comprises a living hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: RAMON ALARCON
  • Patent number: 8833552
    Abstract: A folded, substantially wedge shaped pack useful for holding thin, elongate products such as tobacco sticks includes a back panel, inner front panel, top panel and front closure panel, the front closure panel including a tab at a free end thereof engageable with a closure slot in the inner front panel. The closure tab slides into the closure slot by sliding along a bearing surface and the top panel establishes a raised fulcrum effect which tends to maintain the closure tab in the closure slot when the pack is in a closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Mitten, Christopher J. Hession, Edward C. Fuller
  • Patent number: 8794245
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to an aroma pack for electronic cigarettes. The aroma pack comprises an aromatic insert, which is infused with a tobacco-like aroma, located within a housing positioned inside the aroma pack. The aromatic insert emits the scent of tobacco when the top cover of the pack is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: NJOY, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 8783454
    Abstract: A wrapped container of consumer goods includes a container, at least one bundle of consumer goods housed within the container and wrapped in an inner liner, an outer wrapper wrapped around the filled container, and at least one adhesive label removably mounted on a separate carrier element. The carrier element is provided inside the outer wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Zsolt Igo
  • Patent number: 8763799
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a container for tobacco for use in hookahs or other smoking apparatuses. Specifically, this invention relates to a hookah tobacco container that is configured such that liquids contained in the tobacco or stored with the tobacco are allowed to be separated and stored away from the tobacco. Embodiments of the present invention include a container comprising a chamber for the retention of tobacco and one or more separation areas for the separation of liquids from the tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Raed Haidar
  • Patent number: 8739386
    Abstract: A method for removably attaching portable items which are usable with each other. The method comprises the steps of removably inserting a first magnetically attractable component into a first portable item, thereby forming a first magnetically attractable item; removably inserting a second magnetically attractable component into a second portable item, thereby forming a second magnetically attractable item; allowing the first magnetically attractable item to magnetically engage the second magnetically attractable item, thereby forming a detachable magnetic assembly, wherein the detachable magnetic assembly can magnetically engage a magnetic surface, enabling the detachable magnetic assembly to be removably secured to the magnetic surface, and enabling one of the first or second portable items to be removed from the detachable magnetic assembly while maintaining the other first or second portable item in engagement with the magnetic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Dual Magnetic Interlocking Pin System, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wein, Stephen Douglas Alexander
  • Patent number: 8739967
    Abstract: A cigarette storage system for holding at least one cigarette is provided. The cigarette storage system comprises a case and an airtight storage formed in the case for holding the at least one cigarette. A lighter fluid reservoir is formed in the case with the lighter fluid reservoir having an amount of lighter fluid therein. A cigarette lighter fluidly cooperates with the lighter fluid in the lighter fluid reservoir with the cigarette lighter igniting the lighter fluid to produce a flame for lighting the at least one cigarette wherein a user can remove a cigarette from the airtight storage and ignite the cigarette with the cigarette lighter prior to smoking the cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Edythe George
  • Patent number: 8695794
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette container has a main body section having a hollow interior, the main body section having an open top end. A top cover is coupled to the main body section to cover the open top end. A holding mechanism is formed at a bottom end of the main body section to hold an electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: NJoy, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Publication number: 20140069829
    Abstract: Articles of manufacture, products, and packaging methods are provided that include collapsible container. Collapsible containers provided herein can define an open interior space with a peripheral side wall having a top edge and a bottom edge and a bottom wall attached to the bottom edge of the side wall. The bottom wall can include a displaceable portion in an expanded configuration that extends below the bottom edge of the side wall and adapted to being displaced to a collapsed configuration that extends above the bottom edge of the side wall. Product constituents (e.g., pouches of smokeless tobacco) can be placed in a collapsible container provided herein while the collapsible container is in its expanded configuration. After installing a lid onto a collapsible container to enclose the product within the collapsible container, the container can be collapsed to its collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: James D. Evans
  • Publication number: 20140027325
    Abstract: A package for an oral tobacco product is a package that houses a pouch P including tobacco microparticles made of a tobacco raw material and a packaging material for packaging the tobacco microparticles and configured to cause, when being put in an oral cavity of a user, the user to absorb a tobacco component of the tobacco microparticles, the package including, in the inside thereof, a liquid storing section 24 in which liquid to be supplied to the pouch is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu TAKEUCHI, Norio KAWATA
  • Patent number: 8627951
    Abstract: A pack for in particular piece-form pack contents having a sealed inner pack (11) with removal opening (21) and closure flap (24), an outer pack (10) with box part or base part (27) and movable closure part (28), and a covering part (12) between the inner pack (11) and outer pack (10), the covering part (12) having an opening or a window (55) in the region of the removal opening (21) of the inner pack (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Gisbert Engel, Viktor Hein
  • Publication number: 20130341218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic cigarette case, including a case body, a frame module disposed in the case body, a battery module, and a printed circuit board (PCB) module. The electronic cigarette case further has a touch control method for performing at least a predefined function. The touch control method includes: defining a touch zone on the case body, and providing a touch control module in the case body. The at least a predefined function is performed to indicate an electric quantity of a battery when a finger touch gesture is detected on the touch zone by the touch control module. The electronic cigarette case is durable, waterproof and dustproof, rapidly response, space saving, and easy to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 8602210
    Abstract: A portable cigar case includes a body having at least one cavity for receiving and releasably retaining a cigar. A cap is releasably connected to the body. The cap when in an open condition provides access to the cigar. A moisture retainer is provided in one of the body or the cap. The moisture retainer provides a source of moisture to maintain a humidity level of the cigar when the cap is in a closed condition with respect to the body. A vial containing a drinkable fluid is retained by one of the body or the cap. The vial is made of a transparent or semitransparent material such that the fluid in the vial is visible to a user. A viewing window created in the cigar case is aligned with the vial such that the fluid in the vial is visible through the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Marco Design, LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Milner, Julien P. Thiebaud
  • Patent number: 8584842
    Abstract: A storage receptacle for smoking material may open on two opposite sides. A bottom end of the storage receptacle may have a first cavity which may store the smoking material. A top end of the storage receptacle may have a second cavity which may store a pipe, a third cavity which may store a lighter and a fourth cavity which may store a cleaning pick. A top cover and a bottom cover may be removed from the top end and the bottom end of the receptacle, respectively. The top cover and the bottom cover may have teeth that may be used to grind, to divide and/or to separate the smoking material into smaller sizes. Threads may connect the top cover to the top end, the bottom cover to the bottom end, and/or the top cover to the bottom cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Yazin Fakhouri, Robert J. Guyser
  • Patent number: 8579108
    Abstract: A cigarette package includes an inner wrapping body formed by folding an inner wrapper having a film material ply sandwiched between a paper ply and a heat seal material ply into a substantially cuboidal shape, including substantially-parallel two half-cut lines extending from a top face into an upper portion of a front face of an inner boxy body each formed of a cut penetrating through the paper ply into the film material ply, a cut line formed of a cut penetrating through an outer layer constituting an overlap on the front face of the inner box body, at an upper location. A heat-sealed part is formed to surround the cut line by heat-sealing inner and outer layers, wherein an outer side of the outer layer is bonded to an inner side of a front lid, in a section above the cut line within a region surrounded by the heat-sealed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tanbo, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8578944
    Abstract: A tobacco product is formed by rolling a sheet of material supplied by a roll or rolls (e.g. moistened tobacco leaves) and/or homogenized sheet tobacco about a slit mandrel to form a shaped tube. The shaped tube is then packaged for shipment to an end user or consumer. The shaped tube remains in the rolled, shaped tube form inside the package. After the shaped tube is removed from the package, a consumer can fill the tube with crushed tobacco leaves or other tobacco filler material of a favorite blend, thereby eliminating some steps in the making of a “roll-your-own” tobacco product. A liquid can be added to the sheet or to the finished tube to moisturize same. The liquid can include flavoring. The tubes are unfilled when packaged and sent to a consumer/end user in tube form so that they have a “memory” that helps hold a tubular cigar shape after they are filled with selected tobacco fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Sinclair, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130284621
    Abstract: A container (10) for consumer goods comprises a first panel (16) having a pattern (22) applied to an area (20) of the external surface thereof; and a second panel (26) comprising a transparent optical element. The first panel (16) and the second panel (26) are moveable relative to each other between a first position, in which the transparent optical element in the second panel (26) does not overlie the pattern (22) on the first panel (16), and a second position, in which the transparent optical element in the second panel (26) at least partially overlies the pattern (22) on the first panel (16), whereby an altered image of the pattern is visible through the transparent optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Ahmet Dincer, Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Patent number: 8567598
    Abstract: A container (1) for smoking articles may have a container portion (3), a lid (5) connected by a hinge to the container portion (3) and a ratchet mechanism (26, 37, 50, 60, 70, 80, 110, 120, 130, 140) to resist opening the lid (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Paul Gibson
  • Patent number: 8567597
    Abstract: A container for snus is disclosed. It comprises two portions that together define a resealable compartment for holding snus, wherein the two portions are attachable to each other by non-permanent reusable adhesive to close the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20130270130
    Abstract: A slide-open package of tobacco articles, having a parallelepiped-shaped inner container housing a group of tobacco articles and having a bottom wall, an extraction opening opposite the bottom wall, two parallel opposite major lateral walls, and two parallel minor lateral walls interposed between the major lateral walls; a parallelepiped-shaped outer container, which houses the inner container to allow the inner container to slide between a closed position, in which the inner container is inserted inside the outer container, and an open position, in which the inner container is at least partly extracted from the outer container; and a coupon folded about the group of tobacco articles and located between the group of tobacco articles and the inner container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Marco Ghini, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 8556070
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco product package device can be used to enhance freshness and other characteristics of tobacco products or other products contained therein. Certain features can improve product freshness both during shelf life and during consumer use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
    Inventors: David Karl Bried, James Arthur Strickland, Mark T. Nielsen, Frank Scott Atchley, Lamar Eugene Walters, II, Gregory A. Pace
  • Patent number: 8540113
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container comprising a lid and a base. The lid has a top surface and a side wall all about the perimeter of the top surface. The side wall has a lip which may be formed from a rolled edge. The base has a bottom surface and a side wall. The side wall further includes a plurality of tapered sections, a plurality of retention bumps, and a plurality of pivot bumps. The lid is adapted to fit over the base such that the rolled edge abuts underneath the retention bumps and pivot bumps securing the lid in place when the container is closed. The rolled edge of the lid pivots about and slides along the pivot bumps when the container is in an open position to create an opening for accessing contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Ryan A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8540075
    Abstract: Disclosed is a square cigar tube, comprising a first square tube part (1) and a second square tube part (2). The first square tube part and the second square tube part are connected; a through hole (11) is arranged in the first square tube part, and a through hole (21) is arranged in the second square tube part; a first magnet accommodating space (12) is arranged on an end surface of the first square tube part connected to the second square tube part, and a first tube lid (3) is arranged on the other end; a second magnet accommodating space (22) is arranged on an end surface of the second square tube part connected to the first square tube part, and a second tube lid (4) is arranged on the other end; a first magnet (8) is arranged in the first accommodating space, and a second magnet (9) is arranged in the second accommodating space. The square cigar tube makes it easy to take out or put in a cigar, is accurate in positioning, and is convenient to clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Almaster Research & Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ngan Andrew Chau