With Segregating Means Patents (Class 206/256)
  • Patent number: 10485262
    Abstract: An apparatus for filling smoking cones includes a tower that projects upright from a base to an upper extremity. A first cone holder coupled to the tower defines an inverted cone-receiving first volume that extends upright from a first closed end of the first cone holder proximate to the base to a first open end of the first cone holder proximate to the upper extremity. A second cone holder coupled to the base defines an inverted cone-receiving second volume that extends upright from a second closed end of the second cone holder between the base and the upper extremity to a second open end of the second cone holder proximate to the upper extremity. A length of the first volume from the first closed end to the first open end is greater than a length of the second volume from the second closed end to the second open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Whitmer
  • Patent number: 10358282
    Abstract: A packaged assembly of a hermetically sealed container and cigarette, and method of forming the assembly. The container is hermetically sealed for airtight conditions for freshness, whereby an interior space is either filled with an inert gas or is evacuated down to a pressure close to 0 atm to remove substantially all air (oxygen) from within. The container may be clear glass to afford good visibility of the cigarette within an interior space thereof. However, a relatively large label may be affixed to the exterior of the container to occlude most of the light from reaching the cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GRIP, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse O. Strickler
  • Patent number: 10351336
    Abstract: A container for consumer goods is provided, including a box including a bottom wall, two side walls, a back box wall, a front wall, a movable container back wall, and a lid. The movable container back wall depends along a first fold line from the box, is movable about the first fold line between an open position and a closed position, and at least partially overlies the back box wall when in the closed position. The lid depends along a hinge line from the movable container back wall and is movable between the open and the closed positions. A first and a second compartment each configured to receive the consumer goods are located in the box, the first compartment is accessible when the lid is in the open position, and the second compartment is accessible when both the lid and the movable container back wall are in respective open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Cavallari, Sergey Krasiev
  • Patent number: 10343837
    Abstract: A method for producing packs for cigarettes, in which at least one group of cigarettes is wrapped in an inner wrapper and is introduced into a pocket of a folding turret and therein is packed in a blank for the pack, and a corresponding apparatus and to a pack for cigarettes. At least one dimension of the at least one cigarette group does not correspond to the respective dimension of the interior space of the pack, the at least one deviating dimension is equalized by at least one filler piece, and the at least one filler piece is wrapped in the inner wrapper conjointly with at least one cigarette group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Sven Ruthemeier, Sebastian Stiller, Corvyn Sommer
  • Patent number: 10266335
    Abstract: A container for consumer goods comprises an outer housing having a box and a lid (103) hinged to the box along a hinge line and pivotable about the hinge line between an open position and a closed position. Further, the container comprises an inner package (104) of consumer goods within the outer housing comprising an access opening (105) for removing consumer goods when the lid is in the open position. The container further comprises a reclosable flap (106) occluding the access opening and at least one activatable adhesive element (107) provided on a surface of the reclosable flap, on a surface of the lid or on both. The adhesive element can be selectively activated, and the reclosable flap can be affixed to the lid by the activated adhesive element, such that upon opening the lid the reclosable flap is lifted off the inner package to at least partly reveal the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Sergey Krasiev, Adrian Eggen
  • Patent number: 9908670
    Abstract: A container adapted for storing a product is provided. The container includes a body having a bottom wall and a side wall. The bottom wall and the side wall define an internal storage compartment adapted for storage of a plurality of units of a product. The side wall has an outer peripheral surface. A rib structure is engaged with the body about the outer peripheral surface of the side wall and extends outwardly therefrom. A cover is configured to be removably engaged with the body. The cover includes a top wall and a peripheral flange having an inner surface. The inner surface is substantially smooth and is configured to interact with the rib structure when the cover is received over the outer peripheral surface of the side wall so as to form an interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: American Snuff Company, LLC
    Inventors: Pankaj Patel, Timothy Frederick Thomas, William Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 9889983
    Abstract: The invention relates to a (cigarette) package consisting of an outer package (10) and two inner packages (11, 12). The latter can be moved by a pivoting movement about a respective articulation joint in the region of an outer base wall (40) out of the closed position (upright within the outer package (10)) into an oblique open position. To this end a covering tab (28) which closes off the cup-shaped inner package (11, 12) on the upper face is automatically moved out of the closed position, such that the oblique inner package (11, 12) is ready for the removal of the contents of the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Viktor Hein, Burkard Roesler
  • Patent number: 9833050
    Abstract: A protective reversible sleeve for an electronic device that provides a plurality of appearances. The sleeve has four members, each member having a flap and a panel with an opening between. The four panels form three compartments. The compartments can be turned inside out producing a different appearance every time the compartment is inverted, transforming the sleeve. The members are adjacent to each other, with the flap of one member opposite the panel of another member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Lucy Pellegrino
  • Patent number: 9668518
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for systems, devices, and methods effective to receive a battery of an electronic cigarette in a mobile device case. A mobile device may be received in a first portion of the mobile device case in such a way that the mobile device is accessible to a user. The battery of the electronic cigarette may be received in a compartment of a second portion of the mobile device case. The compartment may be formed by one or more walls of the mobile device case. The first portion of the mobile device case may be contiguous with the second portion of the mobile device case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: PREMIER ACCESSORY GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Alfred Esses
  • Patent number: 9586157
    Abstract: Reusable piñata toys are presented including: an upper panel bounded by a collapsible frame member, where the collapsible frame member forms an upper edge; a lower panel bounded by a collapsible frame member, where the lower panel is disposed substantially parallel with the upper panel, and where the collapsible frame member forms a lower edge; a number of inner panels disposed substantially perpendicular with the upper panel and lower panel for mechanically coupling the upper panel and the lower panel, where the number of inner panels form a number of chambers, where the number of inner panels form a number of outer edges, and where the number of chambers are configured for receiving a number of small items; a number of holding flaps disposed along the lower edge; and a number of holding flaps disposed along the number of outer edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Marco A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 9415929
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electronic cigarette case, comprising a case body with an opening defined on the top of the case body, and a case cover which covers the case body; the case cover includes a cover body and a connection portion which is extending from one side of the cover body to the bottom of the case body in the direction of far away from the top of the cover body; an notch corresponding to the position of the case cover is defined in the case body, the shape of the notch matches with the shape of the case cover, and the connection portion is connected to the case body rotationally. When implementing the electronic cigarette case of the present application, it is easy to take out the cigarettes, and the effect of user experience is well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9365312
    Abstract: Packaging (1) is provided with a frangible seal (180), together with a method of producing such packaging. The packaging comprises an outer packet part (100) and multiple inner packet parts (150) disposed within the outer packet part. The inner packet parts can move relative to the outer packet part between a closed position and an open position. The seal (180) comprises a body portion coupled to the outer packet part, and separable portions each coupled to one of the inner packet parts. When an inner packet part (150) is moved from the closed position to the open position, this causes the seal (180) to break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: JT INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventor: Franz-Josef Tritz
  • Patent number: 9290314
    Abstract: Described is a packet for tobacco products comprising two containers of tobacco products each substantially having the shape of a parallelepiped and provided with two larger side walls, two smaller side walls, a bottom wall and a top wall, the packet has an outer wrapper having at least one connection panel and at least two additional panels, in particular the containers are connected to the outer wrapper at the at least one connection panel; the packet is provided with a lid, hinged along a first hinge to one of the additional panels, which is able to rotate between a closed position and an open position of the packet and, in the closed position, keeping each of the two additional panels in contact with a respective larger side wall of each container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lorena D'Alfonso, Marco Ghini, Luca Petrucci, Roberto Polloni, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 9271525
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9198463
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette box is provided in the present invention. The electronic cigarette box is configured for receiving electronic cigarettes, and the electronic cigarettes define spiracles for gas circulation. The electronic cigarette box includes sealing devices corresponding to the spiracles, and the sealing devices are configured for sealing the spiracles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9066543
    Abstract: An apparatus including a box having a plurality of compartments, a first cover movable to open a first compartment adapted to hold one or more fluid vaporization related products, and a second cover movable to open a second compartment adapted to hold an electronic charging device. The movement of the second cover can be restricted by one or more objects inserted through a partition between the first and the second compartments, such as an electronic cigarette battery and/or an electronic cigarette. A hinge can be adapted to move the covers between a first position in which a compartment is closed and a second position in which the compartment is open, the covers can be detached to open a compartment and reattached to close the compartment, and the cover can be a first portion of one or more exterior faces of the box and can slide to open the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: The Safe Cig, LLC
    Inventor: John Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150144512
    Abstract: Described is a packet for tobacco products comprising two containers of tobacco products each substantially having the shape of a parallelepiped and provided with two larger side walls, two smaller side walls, a bottom wall and a top wall, the packet has an outer wrapper having at least one connection panel and at least two additional panels, in particular the containers are connected to the outer wrapper at the at least one connection panel; the packet is provided with a lid, hinged along a first hinge to one of the additional panels, which is able to rotate between a closed position and an open position of the packet and, in the closed position, keeping each of the two additional panels in contact with a respective larger side wall of each container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lorena D'Alfonso, Marco Ghini, Luca Petrucci, Roberto Polloni, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 8978661
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and a polymeric material in intimate contact with the smokeless tobacco and stabilized in conformance to a surface topography of the tobacco's fibrous structures such that the stabilized polymeric material secures the smokeless tobacco together. The smokeless tobacco product has a moisture-permeable porous surface and an overall oven volatiles content of at least 10 weight percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Scott Atchley, James M. Rossman, Munmaya K. Mishra
  • Publication number: 20150034507
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electronic cigarette case, comprising a case body with an opening defined on the top of the case body, and a case cover which covers the case body; the case cover includes a cover body and a connection portion which is extending from one side of the cover body to the bottom of the case body in the direction of far away from the top of the cover body; an notch corresponding to the position of the case cover is defined in the case body, the shape of the notch matches with the shape of the case cover, and the connection portion is connected to the case body rotationally. When implementing the electronic cigarette case of the present application, it is easy to take out the cigarettes, and the effect of user experience is well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 8936029
    Abstract: A pack (1) for tobacco industry products, comprises a housing defining an enclosure in which a plurality of tobacco industry products (4) can be accommodated, and a capsule (10) containing a substance such as flavoring substance, disposed in or on the pack, arranged to be opened manually such that, when opened, flavoring substance is released from the capsule and absorbed by tobacco industry products disposed in the pack, to refresh their flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Blick, Dennis Lee Potter
  • Patent number: 8910782
    Abstract: A multipack having a plurality of cuboidal cigarette packs (13), which are partially surrounded by an outer wrapper (14) made of packaging material, the packs (13) being subject, in the region of base side faces (18) thereof, to subsequent application of tax markings (23), and the outer wrapper (14) not extending over the regions of the packs (13) at which the tax markings (23) are to be applied to corresponding faces of the packs (13), that is, not in or substantially not in the region of a base side (19) of the multipack (10), with the outer wrapper (14) being detachably connected to the packs (13) by glue points (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Johann Koster, Andre Hopf
  • Patent number: 8869980
    Abstract: A container for snus comprising a compartment and a cover enclosing said compartment, the cover having a hinge line extending thereacross to divide said cover into a push section and a hinge section, wherein the hinge section is rotatable relative to the push section about the hinge line and the push section is pivotally mounted to the compartment such that, when a user urges the push section into the compartment, the hinge section acts on a fulcrum portion and is urged to rotate about the hinge line relative to the push section to move the hinge section from a closed position to an open position and allow access to the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Fielder & Lundgren AB
    Inventor: Adam Berggren
  • Publication number: 20140262869
    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: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott Fath, Ryan J. Sousa, Steven R. Rinehart
  • Patent number: 8794434
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to electronic cigarettes, and more particularly, to a container for storing the electronic cigarette. In one embodiment, the container includes a cover coupled to a base through a hinge. The hinge can provide three settings: opened, closed and middle. Within the base of the container, a number of sections can be provided. One section can enclose the hinge. At a distal end from the hinge, another section can include a portion where an electronic cigarette can be held. The section can incorporate a spring loaded mount whereby the electronic cigarette can be held firmly into place or loosely removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: NJOY, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Scatterday, Craig Weiss
  • Patent number: 8763800
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packet for smoking products comprising a front area, a rear area and two opposing lateral areas, wherein a hollow space is formed on at least one lateral area in the interior space of the packet bounded by these areas and extends between the lateral area and the smoking product accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH
    Inventor: Erdinc Agirbas
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140131233
    Abstract: A cigarette pack device is disclosed that allows users to carry around two different kinds or sizes of cigarettes at the same time, and combines king-size and standard cigarettes in one box. The cigarette pack device comprises a first container and a second container for retaining a plurality of cigarettes, wherein the first container and the second container are removably secured together. The containers are sized to hold both standard and king-size cigarettes. Thus, a container can retain all standard cigarettes, all king-size cigarettes, or a combination of both standard and king-size cigarettes. Further, the containers are removably secured together via a folded panel with a perforated line extending substantially along a length of the panel. Further, the panel is typically perforated, such that a user can rip away the panel to create two separate containers. Each container can also comprise a separate flip lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Uhrik, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8695608
    Abstract: An apparatus has a housing that has a first section and a second section. The first section has a first compartment for storing a cigarette and a second compartment for containing a cutting device having a blade. The first compartment is sealed from the second compartment. A slide button on the housing allows the user to move the cutting device within the second compartment. The second section has an opening and a hollow interior that are sized to allow a user to insert a portion of a cigarette through the opening and into the hollow interior. A user inserts the used portion of a cigarette into the opening and hollow interior and then uses the slide button to move the blade into the hollow interior to cut off the used portion of the cigarette. The user then places the remaining portion of the cigarette in the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony J. Bardelli
  • Publication number: 20140097107
    Abstract: The object of the application is a modular multi-segment tray (101) for use in the tobacco industry for conveying rod-shaped articles, characterized in that it comprises a carrying element (102), a multi-segment insert (103) and fastening means (112, 113, 114) adapted to join the carrying element (102) and the multi-segment insert (103), as well as a multi-segment insert and a carrying element for such tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO MACHINERY POLAND SP. Z O.O.
    Inventors: Katarzyna Zagajska, Adam Gielniewski, Radoslaw Owczarek
  • Publication number: 20140061073
    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: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Raed Haidar
  • Publication number: 20140001066
    Abstract: A cigarette box structure capable of receiving cigarette butts includes a cigarette box, a cigarette butt receiving box and a cigarette butt separator. The cigarette butt receiving box is received in the cigarette box. The cigarette butt separator is disposed at an inner side of a box cover of the cigarette box. The cigarette butt receiving box and the other remaining inner space of the cigarette box are adapted to accommodate cigarettes. The cigarette butt receiving box has a plurality of separate rooms to receive the cigarette butts after the cigarettes are taken out for use. The cigarette butt separator is adapted to seal the cigarette butt receiving box when the box cover of the cigarette box is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Robin Dong
  • Patent number: 8590584
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to flaming wallets, and methods of making the same, with such flaming wallets typically being used for magic tricks, illusions, jokes, and/or general fun. In certain example embodiments, a flame mechanism may be substantially completely concealed by “fake money.” The flame mechanism of certain example embodiments may include an igniter that produces a spark for causing flammable material applied to flame retardant material to combust, with the flame retardant material being inserted into respective recesses of one or more flame retardant material holders located between the inner surface of the flaming wallet and the rear surface of the fake money. In certain example embodiments, a magnet mechanism may facilitate the closing of the wallet and/or the extinguishing of the flames produced by the flaming wallet. Advantageously, the flaming wallet of certain example embodiments does not necessarily require hidden compartments or areas, or sleight of hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Invisible Intelligence Incorporated
    Inventor: Howie Marmer
  • Patent number: 8584844
    Abstract: A package in the form of a slide-shell pack has an outer shell and a plurality of inner compartments, each adapted to receive smoking articles. The inner compartments are slideable relative to the outer shell to provide access to the smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Alan Douglas Tearle
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130248393
    Abstract: A package comprises first and second packs each capable of containing items. The packs are connected in a Jacob's ladder arrangement by straps which are initially joined together by a line of weakness, and which separate along the line of weakness upon first movement of the first and second packs relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Bray, Alan Douglas Tearle
  • Publication number: 20130213835
    Abstract: A cigarette pack capable of carrying different-sized and different-branded cigarettes is disclosed. The cigarette pack may consist of a first portion, a second portion hingedly coupled to the first portion, and a top portion hingedly coupled to a sliding portion slidably disposed within the second portion. The cigarette pack may also include sleeves disposed within the first portion and second portion and configured to support cigarettes within the sleeve. The cigarette pack may also include a platform for supporting cigarettes within either of said portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Aiger Group AG
    Inventor: Aiger Group AG
  • Publication number: 20130213834
    Abstract: A multipack having a plurality of preferably cuboidal packs (13), in particular cigarette packs, which are partially surrounded by an outer wrapper (14) made of packaging material, the packs (13) being subject, in particular in the region of base side faces (18) thereof, to subsequent application of tax markings (23), and the outer wrapper (14) not extending over regions of the packs (13) at which the tax markings (23) are to be applied to corresponding faces of the packs (13), in particular the base side faces (18) thereof, in particular not in the region of a base side (19) of the multipack (10) or substantially not in said region, characterized in that the outer wrapper (14) is detachably connected to the packs (13) by means of glue portions, in particular glue points (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Publication number: 20130146489
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette container has a case body. A lid is attached to the case body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Publication number: 20130140199
    Abstract: An adjacent article package for holding a consumer product and a promotional product includes a combining sleeve formed from a blank. The first container can be a pack of cigarettes and the second container can be a small package containing promotional products such as smokeless tobacco products. The adjacent article package can be sized to be compatible with cigarette cartons, cigarette display racks, tax-stamping equipment and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventor: Philip Morris USA Inc.
  • Patent number: 8413804
    Abstract: A cigarette paper pack for storing and supplying cigarette paper sheets for the self-rolling of cigarettes includes a container. The container comprises an insertion opening, the insertion opening comprising a latching protrusion, and at least one stack of cigarette paper sheets. An uppermost layer of the at least one stack of cigarette paper sheets extends through at least one removal opening assigned thereto in a wall. The wall is configured to form an upper side of the container during the use thereof. A recloseable cover is connected to the container. The reclosable cover comprises an insertion tab which comprises a latching opening. The reclosable covering is configured to be pivoted about a periphery so as to form a hinge axis. The insertion tab is configured to be inserted into the insertion opening. The latching opening and the latching protrusion are configured to form a latching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Gizeh Raucherbedarf GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Koester
  • Publication number: 20120325698
    Abstract: A container for snus comprising a cover slidable between an open and a closed position to allow access to a compartment for storing snus within the container when the cover is in its open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: FIEDLER & LUNDGREN AB
    Inventor: Lucas Hermans
  • Publication number: 20120318690
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multipack having a plurality of preferably cuboidal packs (13), in particular cigarette packs, which are partially surrounded by an outer wrapper (14) preferably made of transparent material such as film, wherein the packs (13) are to be provided, in particular in the region of base side surfaces (18) thereof, with tax markings (25), and wherein the outer wrapper (14) does not extend over regions of the packs (13) in which the tax markings (25) are to be applied to corresponding surfaces of the packs (13), in particular not or substantially not in the region of a base side (19) of the multipack (10), and in that the packs (13) are secured by securing means against falling out of the multipack (10) in the region of that side surface of the multipack (10) that is not or is substantially not enclosed by the outer wrapper (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: FOCKE & CO. (GMBH & CO. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Viktor Hein
  • Publication number: 20120168329
    Abstract: A container for snus comprising a compartment and a cover enclosing said compartment, the cover having a hinge line extending thereacross to divide said cover into a push section and a hinge section, wherein the hinge section is rotatable relative to the push section about the hinge line and the push section is pivotally mounted to the compartment such that, when a user urges the push section into the compartment, the hinge section acts on a fulcrum portion and is urged to rotate about the hinge line relative to the push section to move the hinge section from a closed position to an open position and allow access to the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Adam Berggren
  • Patent number: 8201683
    Abstract: A cigarette package according to the present invention has a thin outer case (10) and an inner tray (14) inserted into the outer case (10) in a manner allowing the inner tray to be pulled out, the inner tray (14) having a head (16) functioning as a grip to pull the inner tray (14) out from the outer case (10) and a plurality of grooves (22) holding filter-tipped cigarettes (F) along the direction that the inner tray (14) is pulled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Keiko Nakano, Akira Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 8162136
    Abstract: A package comprises a first unit for a smokable tobacco product and a second unit for a smokeless tobacco product. In one embodiment of the package, the second unit is of a material suitable as a barrier material for moisture and/or aroma related to the smokeless tobacco product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Aaron McKenzie, Steve Dickason
  • Publication number: 20120043233
    Abstract: A packing system for cigars including a cigar box and at least one support. The flat support is sized slightly larger than the distance between a pair of walls of the cigar box so that the support is compressed into an arch shape that is maintained by the walls when inserted into the cigar box. The support includes a plurality of elongate holes that define a plurality of collars. The cigars are seated by the collars and restrict the movement of the cigars. The support also provides a pleasing display for the cigars. In a more particular arrangement, one or more such supports include tabs that engage the cigars of a straight body type and restrict movement of the cigars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Marayna LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Joyce, Joyce Florentz
  • Patent number: 8079372
    Abstract: A discreet packing system for containing and compacting finely chopped tobacco product having a shallow cylindrical body and a lid detachably secured thereto. A flexible wall is secured at a fixed end to the interior surface of the body. The flexible inner wall generally coextends the interior surface of the body and thereby defines a cylindrical volume in which the tobacco is contained. The flexible wall may be selectively locked in place relative to the outer wall of the body. In one embodiment of the present invention, a bottom is slidably connected to a cylindrical outer wall of the body. A distal end of the flexible wall is attached to the bottom and is urged via rotation of the bottom relative to the outer wall. Other embodiments are provided wherein the flexible wall extends through the body and is urged via a grip or slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventors: Bartlett Wade Smith, IV, James Albert Norris, III
  • Patent number: 8051979
    Abstract: A package for containing an oral sensorial product includes a packet having a shaped front sheet having a raised inner portion and a resealable back sheet. The raised inner portion has at least one recess adapted to receive a product. The resealable back sheet peels away from the shaped front sheet without damaging either the shaped front sheet or the back sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Barry S. Smith, Xuan M. Pham, Cary Longest, Carl G. Miller, James D. Evans
  • Publication number: 20110226639
    Abstract: A package comprises first and second packs (P1, P2) each capable of containing items. Each pack has a base, and a first face (F1, F1) hound by a first edge (E1, E1?) and a second edge (E2, E2) which co-operate with the base to contain items in the packs. Means (JL) connect the first and second packs (P1, P2), the means comprising at least first and second straps (S1, S2). In a first position of the packs the first faces (F1, F1) of each pack face each other with the first edges (E1, E1) of the first and second packs adjacent each other and the second edges (E1, E2) of the first and second packs adjacent each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Bray, Alan Doughlas Tearle
  • Publication number: 20110192737
    Abstract: Cigarettes are stored in one or more reservoirs at a customer location. A computer receives customer orders and transmits them to a dispenser. Upon receipt of a customer order, a pre-selected number of cigarettes is automatically removed from the reservoir(s) by the dispenser and then automatically packed in a container by a packer comprising a collation mandrel which is movable relative to the dispenser. A preferred type of substantially air-tight, self-sealing container has a lid portion, a body portion and a collar, which is mounted within the body portion. The body portion is provided with one or more upwardly extending protrusions on the upper surface of the base thereof. An air and moisture impermeable membrane is sealed about the upper periphery of the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa Ancona, Michael Vincent Lewis, Katrina Lewis, Oliver Pulz, Bodo-Werner Lutzig