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 new patent  Vaporizer of an electronic vaping device and forming a vaporizer

A method of forming a vaporizer of an electronic vaping device includes applying a porous material to at least one surface of a heating element to form a coating thereon. The heating element is formed of a conductive material.... Altria Client Services Llc

 new patent  Oil detection process and apparatus

An inspection station for detecting oil or lubricant contamination in a manufactured product, the inspection station having (a) a conveyor for advancing manufactured product, and (b) an infrared detection apparatus, including (i) a high intensity infrared light source for directing at the manufactured product, and (ii) a high speed NIR... Altria Client Services Llc

Collapsible fiber matrix reservoir for an e-vaping device

Example embodiments relate to a cartridge configured to house a pre-vapor formulation for an e-vaping device, the cartridge including an inner portion and an outer portion configured to store the pre-vapor formulation. The outer portion includes a plurality of fibers configured to be mobile and/or configured to be substantially free... Altria Client Services Llc

Apparatuses and methods for tamping the contents of a container

Apparatuses and methods for tamping the contents of a container are disclosed. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a tamp head for tamping the contents of the container; and a container support assembly structured and arranged to temporarily support the bottom surface of the container during tamping, the container support... Altria Client Services Llc

Venturi effect-driven formulation delivery in e-vaping devices

Example embodiments relate to an e-vaping device including a mouth-end insert, a reservoir connectable to the mouth-end insert, the reservoir including a hollow portion along a longitudinal axis of the e-vaping device, a plurality of orifices distributed along an interior surface of the reservoir, and a power portion connectable to... Altria Client Services Llc

Method of making a heater of an electronic vaping device

A method of forming a heater assembly of an e-vaping device includes bending a wire to form a first lobe and bending the wire to form a second lobe. The first lobe and the second lobe form a generally sinuously-shaped heater having a first set of lobes and a second... Altria Client Services Llc

Aerosol-generating system including a cartridge containing a gel

A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system may include a first chamber housing defining a first chamber and a second chamber housing defining a second chamber that is separate from the first chamber. The first chamber may contain an aerosol-forming substrate in the form of a gel, and the second chamber... Altria Client Services Llc

Aerosol-generating system including a heated gel container

An aerosol-generating system may include an electrical power supply, an electrical heater connected to the electrical power supply, and a substrate container. The substrate container may define a blind cavity containing an aerosol-forming substrate in the form of a gel that is a solid at room temperature. The electrical heater... Altria Client Services Llc

Flavor making sherry wine like beverages

A method of making a sherry wine-like beverage includes combining water, ethanol and a plurality of flavor compounds in an amount sufficient to impart the flavor of a sherry wine without the need for fermentation and/or aging.... Altria Client Services Llc

Electronic vaping device

A cartridge of an electronic vaping device includes a housing assembly and a reservoir cap assembly. The housing assembly is a single piece housing assembly. The reservoir cap assembly includes a reservoir cap having a hole there through and at least one wick extending through an opening in the reservoir... Altria Client Services Llc

Heater management

An electrically operated aerosol-generating system may be configured to detect adverse conditions (e.g., a dry heater). The system may comprise an electric heater comprising at least one heating element for heating an aerosol-forming substrate, a power supply, and electric circuitry connected to the electric heater and to the power supply... Altria Client Services Llc

Additive assembly for electronic vaping device

An additive assembly for an e-vaping device includes an adsorbent material that includes adsorbed carbon dioxide. The additive assembly may be in fluid communication with a vaporizer assembly that forms a generated vapor. The adsorbent material may release the carbon dioxide into the generated vapor based on at least a... Altria Client Services Llc

Flavored tip or mouth-end insert for e-vaping and/or smokeable devices and manufacturing method thereof

A method of manufacturing a flavored piece includes providing a matrix material providing at least one of a flavorant and an aroma, mixing the matrix material with the at least one of the flavorant and the aroma to form a mixture, and performing a fabricating process of the flavored piece.... Altria Client Services Llc

Mechanically-adjustable e-vaping device flavor assembly

A flavor assembly for an e-vaping device cartridge is configured to provide mechanically-adjustable flavorant elution to form a flavored vapor. The flavor assembly may include at least one flavor material holding a flavorant and a exposure control mechanism configured to adjustably expose the at least one flavor material to the... Altria Client Services Llc

Non-combustible vaping element with tobacco insert

An e-vaping device may include a pre-vapor formulation tank configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation, an adaptor that includes a vaporizer assembly configured to vaporize the pre-vapor formulation, and a flavor insert positioned to receive vapors formed by the vaporizer assembly. The flavor insert may hold at least one flavorant.... Altria Client Services Llc

Re-closeable tear open pack, a blank for forming the pack, and a making the pack

The pack includes a box structure defining an inner cavity. A side of the box structure is sealed by a first adhesive. A lower end of the pack is sealed by a second adhesive connecting a rear surface of a lower panel of a front panel to a front surface... Altria Client Services Llc

E-vaping device cartridge with superabsorbent polymer

A cartridge for an e-vaping device includes a reservoir configured to hold pre-vapor formulation, a vaporizer assembly configured to draw at least some of the pre-vapor formulation from the reservoir and vaporize the drawn pre-vapor formulation to form a vapor, and a superabsorbent polymer configured to absorb free water from... Altria Client Services Llc

Display packages, blanks for forming the display package and methods of manufacturing the same

A display package according to example embodiments includes an outer structure defining a back panel, side panels, a top panel and a bottom panel of the display package, an inner structure defining a front panel of the display package, the inner structure being interlocked with the outer structure, and a... Altria Client Services Llc

Methods, systems, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media for validating encoded information

A method, system and/or device for validating encoded information, the validation device including a memory having computer readable instructions stored thereon and a database including a plurality of validation rules, and at least one processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions to receive formatted data from at least one... Altria Client Services Llc

Breakable capsules and methods of forming thereof

A breakable capsule such as a seamless breakable capsule useful in a smoking article or a smokeless tobacco product includes an outer shell formed of a cross-linked agar matrix including at least one filler, and an inner core surrounded by the outer shell which comprises a liquid or gel based... Altria Client Services Llc

Electronic cigarette

An electronic smoking article includes an outer tube extending in a longitudinal direction, an inner tube within the outer tube and including a pair of opposing slots, a liquid supply comprising a liquid material, a coil heater, a wick and a mouth end insert. The coil heater is located in... Altria Client Services Llc

Aerosol-generating article having a liquid indicator

An aerosol-generating article may comprise a liquid storage portion containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, and a hydrochromic material provided on the liquid storage portion. The hydrochromic material has a first colour when in the presence of or when in contact with the liquid aerosol-forming substrate and a second colour when... Altria Client Services Llc

Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply region including liquid material and a heater-wick element operable to wick liquid material and heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol. The heater-wick element is formed of a carbon or graphite foam.... Altria Client Services Llc

Connector assembly and method

A method of forming a post of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device includes cutting a blank from a sheet of metal, drawing the blank to a desired diameter and length to form an elongate body, reverse drawing a portion of the elongate body to form a first end... Altria Client Services Llc

Oil detection process and apparatus

A process for detecting oil or lubricant contamination in a manufactured product, the process comprising adding a fluorescent taggant to oils or lubricants contained in processing machinery for said product, conveying said product past an infrared detection apparatus, irradiating said product with infrared radiation from said detection apparatus as it... Altria Client Services Llc

Application of a flavorant particle in a filter of a smoking article for delivering flavor

A method of manufacturing flavorant particles includes melting a food grade wax and a flavorant into a molten wax; solidifying the molten wax; and grinding the solidified molten wax into a plurality of flavorant particles. Another method of manufacturing flavorant particles includes melting a food grade wax and a flavorant... Altria Client Services Llc

Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article includes a first section containing a liquid supply reservoir including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and operable to deliver... Altria Client Services Llc

Tobacco plants exhibiting altered photosynthesis and methods of making and using

This disclosure provides tobacco plants that exhibit altered photosynthesis as well as methods of making and using such plants.... Altria Client Services Llc

Electronic vaping device

A cartridge of an electronic vaping device includes a housing extending in a longitudinal direction. The housing includes a sidewall, a transverse wall at the first end of the sidewall, and an inner tube integrally formed with the housing. The sidewall is generally cylindrical and a first end and a... Altria Client Services Llc

Multicompartment capsules of a beverage forming apparatus and methods of making thereof

A multicompartment capsule for use with a beverage forming apparatus includes a base and a sidewall extending upwardly from the base. The sidewall includes a rim extending outwardly from an upper end thereof. The rim surrounds an opening of the multicompartment capsule wherein an upper surface of the outwardly extending... Altria Client Services Llc

Electronic vaping device

A reservoir assembly for an electronic vaping device includes a reservoir configured to store a pre-vapor formulation, a tube including a first end and a second end, and a sleeve at least partially surrounding the second end of the tube. The first end of the tube extends into the reservoir.... Altria Client Services Llc

Electronic vaping device and kit

An electronic vaping device includes a roll of material that is impregnated with or includes a coating of at least one additive. The roll of material is positioned between a heater and a mouth-end insert. The additive may include a flavorant, a pH adjusting agent, a vapor former, tobacco material,... Altria Client Services Llc

Smoking device and aerosol-generation

A smoking device for aerosol-generation may comprise a device housing, a surface acoustic wave-atomizer (SAW-atomizer), a supply element, and a control system. The device housing may include a storage portion for an aerosol-forming substrate. The SAW-atomizer may include an atomization region, a first transducer, and/or a second transducer. The first... Altria Client Services Llc

Aerosol-generating system with separate capsule and vaporizing unit

An aerosol-generating system may comprise a releasably connectable capsule and vaporizing unit. The capsule may comprise a reservoir for containing an aerosol-generating substrate, an opening in fluidic communication with the reservoir, and a valve configured to control a flow of the aerosol-generating substrate from the reservoir through the opening. The... Altria Client Services Llc

Vaporizing assembly comprising a viewable heating element and delivery device for an aerosol-generating system

A vaporizing assembly for an aerosol-generating system may comprise a delivery device and a heater assembly. The heater assembly may comprise a heat resistive substrate and a heating element. The delivery device is configured to deliver an aerosol-forming substrate to at least a surface of the heat resistive substrate, wherein... Altria Client Services Llc

10/05/17 / #20170280778

Aerosol-generating system with separate capsule and vaporizer

An aerosol-generating system may include a capsule and a releasably connectable vaporizer or vaporizing unit. The capsule comprises a distal end and defines a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol-generating substrate. The vaporizing unit comprises a housing and a heating element and a transfer element disposed in the housing. The... Altria Client Services Llc

10/05/17 / #20170283154

Refill container for refillable electronic vaping devices

A container for separately containing pre-vapor formulation ingredients prior to filling a reservoir of an electronic wiping device includes a container body having a first opening, a first compartment in the container body, a second compartment in the container body, a first seal between the first compartment and the second... Altria Client Services Llc

09/28/17 / #20170273354

Electronic vaping device

A heater assembly for an electronic vaping device and a method of manufacturing the electronic vaping device are provided. The heater assembly includes a chimney cage extending longitudinally, a heater extending longitudinally within the chimney cage, a heater gauze positioned about an outer circumference of the heater, the chimney case... Altria Client Services Llc

09/21/17 / #20170265523

Electronic vaping device

An electronic vaping device includes a housing, a planar heater, a heater support, a tank, and a wick. The housing extends in a longitudinal direction and has a tip end and a mouth-end. The tip end is closed and the mouth-end has an opening therein. The heater support supports the... Altria Client Services Llc

09/21/17 / #20170265524

E-vaping device cartridge with internal infrared sensor

A cartridge for an e-vaping device includes an infrared sensor configured to measure infrared radiation emitted by at least a portion of a heating element coupled to a dispensing interface in the cartridge. The field of view of the infrared sensor may encompass an entirety of the heating element. The... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258130

Slide push pack for smoking articles

A slide push pack for smoking articles and a method of packaging smoking articles are disclosed. The slide push pack includes an outer shell and an inner shell. The outer shell has a front panel, a back panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel, the back panel... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258131

Collapsible container

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... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258132

Combined cartridge for electronic vaping device

A cartridge for an e-vaping device enables simultaneous vaporization of different pre-vapor formulations to form a vapor for vaping by an adult vapor. The cartridge includes a dispensing interface coupled to a plurality of reservoirs and a heater coupled to the dispensing interface in a housing. The dispensing interface may... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258135

Personal charging case for electronic vaping device

A personal charging case for charging an e-vaping device includes a body to establish a partial enclosure of the e-vaping device, an electrical charging circuit, and a spring element. The electrical charging circuit includes an electrical connection within the body interior and may charge the e-vaping device internal battery via... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258136

Personal carrying case for electronic vaping device

A personal carrying case for holding an e-vaping device includes communication interfaces configured to establish communication links with the e-vaping device and a remotely-located computer device. Control circuitry included in the case may control an element of the e-vaping device according to a control command received from the computer device.... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258138

Multiple dispersion generator e-vaping device

A base for an e-vaping device is configured to couple with multiple cartridges configured to generate separate, respective dispersions. The cartridges may include one or more atomizer assemblies or vaporizer assemblies. The base may include multiple connectors electrically coupled to the power supply. The connectors may be configured to couple... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258139

E-vaping device cartridge holder

A base for an e-vaping device is configured to couple with multiple cartridges configured to generate separate, respective dispersions. The cartridges may include one or more atomizer assemblies or vaporizer assemblies. The base may include multiple connectors electrically coupled to the power supply. The connectors may be configured to removably... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258140

Multiple dispersion generator e-vaping device

A base for an e-vaping device is configured to couple with multiple cartridges configured to generate separate, respective dispersions. The cartridges may include one or more atomizer assemblies or vaporizer assemblies. The base may include multiple connectors electrically coupled to the power supply. The connectors may be configured to couple... Altria Client Services Llc

09/14/17 / #20170260535

Compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants and products having reduced or eliminated suckers

The present disclosure provides the identification of genes involved in sucker growth in tobacco. Also provided are promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants comprising... Altria Client Services Llc

09/07/17 / #20170251721

Cartridge for electronic vaping device

A cartridge for an e-vaping device enables separate vapors to be formed proximate to separate, respective ends of the cartridge. The cartridge includes multiple reservoirs and separate vaporizer assemblies coupled to separate reservoirs on opposite ends of the reservoirs. The separate reservoirs may hold separate pre-vapor formulations. The separate vaporizer... Altria Client Services Llc

09/07/17 / #20170251722

Flavor assembly for electronic vaping device

A flavor assembly for an e-vaping device cartridge encloses a porous structure that enables elution of flavorants from the structure to form a flavored vapor. The structure may include a three-dimensional network of material. The flavorant may be infused in the material. The material may include a botanical material. The... Altria Client Services Llc

09/07/17 / #20170251723

Methods to add menthol, botanic materials, and/or non-botanic materials to a cartridge, and/or an electronic vaping device including the cartridge

A cartridge may include a housing, a liquid supply reservoir in the housing and configured to store a pre-vapor formulation, a vaporizer, and a porous plug. The vaporizer may be in liquid communication with the liquid supply reservoir. The vaporizer may be configured to generate a vapor from heating a... Altria Client Services Llc

09/07/17 / #20170251728

Hot-wire control for an electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette (“e-Cig”) may include functionality for monitoring and controlling the thermal properties of the e-Cig. The system and method described herein may monitor a temperature based on a resistor (i.e. hot wire) near the wick and model the thermal cycle of an e-Cig. The model can be used... Altria Client Services Llc

08/31/17 / #20170245543

Method of manufacturing a pre-vapor formulation including volatiles

A method of extracting volatiles from tobacco material and a method of making a pre-vapor formulation including the volatiles includes heating tobacco material to release volatiles, collecting the extracted volatiles, and combining the volatiles with a pre-vapor formulation.... Altria Client Services Llc

08/31/17 / #20170245544

Product portion enrobing machines and methods

An apparatus for enrobing a product portion can include at least one polymer spray head adapted to create at least one flow of polymeric fibers to produce at least one polymer enrobing zone and a conveyor system adapted to move at least one product portion from at least one position... Altria Client Services Llc

08/31/17 / #20170245547

Method and devices for controlling electronic vaping devices

According to at least one example embodiment, a controller for an e-vaping device includes a movement sensor configured to detect movement of the e-vaping device and output an output signal based on the movement. The controller includes control circuitry configured to control power supplied to power consuming elements of the... Altria Client Services Llc

08/31/17 / #20170245553

Electrically operated aerosol-generating system with temperature sensor

An electrically operated aerosol-generating system includes a liquid storage portion configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; an aerosol generator configured to receive liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion; one or more capillary wicks configured to transfer liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion to the aerosol... Altria Client Services Llc

08/24/17 / #20170238615

Electronic cigarette

An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick... Altria Client Services Llc

08/24/17 / #20170238616

Electronic cigarette

An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick... Altria Client Services Llc

08/17/17 / #20170231270

Novel banded cigarette wrapper with opened-area bands

A wrapper of a smoking article comprising a base web and banded regions comprising a leading edge, a trailing edge and a plurality of add-on material-free openings between said leading edge and said trailing edge. The add-on material-free openings establish a predetermined, nominal opened-area within said banded regions to control... Altria Client Services Llc

08/10/17 / #20170224012

Smokeless tobacco packaging system and method

Some embodiments of a smokeless tobacco system include a container including a plurality of preformed smokeless tobacco products configured to generally retain their shape and integrity during processing, shipping, and consumer handling. One or more of the preformed smokeless tobacco products are compressed between a lid and a base of... Altria Client Services Llc

07/27/17 / #20170208854

Product portion enrobing process and apparatus, and resulting products

A method of enrobing a product portion in polymer strands includes mounting at least one product portion on a holding device and passing the at least one product portion through a polymer enrobing zone. The polymer enrobing zone can include a flow of polymeric fibers produced by a polymer spray... Altria Client Services Llc

07/20/17 / #20170202250

Flavor making beverages

A method of making a flavored beverage includes combining water and a plurality of flavor compounds in an amount sufficient to impart the flavor of a wine, a whiskey or a beer. A kit for making a flavored beverage can include a plurality of flavor compounds, a quantity of yeast,... Altria Client Services Llc

06/22/17 / #20170172204

Strength enhancers and achieving strength enhancement in an electronic vapor device

A pre-vaporization formulation pre-vaporization formulation for an e-vaping device, the pre-vaporization formulation including a vapor former including a combination of propylene glycol and glycerol, and an additive including at least one of capsicum, allyl isothiocyanate, piperine, isoeugenol, carvacrol, thymol, menthol, monomenthyl succinate, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2,3-dimethyl-2-isopropyl butanamide, horseradish oil, garlic extract, onion oil,... Altria Client Services Llc

06/15/17 / #20170166369

Label having tear strip

Articles of manufacture, products, and packaging methods are provided that include a label with a tear strip. A labeled container includes a base, a lid, and a label sealing the base to the lid. The base includes a bottom wall and a base side wall. The lid includes a top... Altria Client Services Llc

Patent Packs
06/01/17 / #20170150753

E-vapor device including puncture device and sealed packet of pre-vapor formulation

An e-vapor device may include a housing shell configured to receive a supply packet containing a pre-vapor formulation, a mouthpiece secured to an end of the housing shell, a puncture device within the housing shell, and a heater structure within the housing shell and arranged to be in thermal contact... Altria Client Services Llc

05/25/17 / #20170143029

Smokeless tobacco article

A method for making a smokeless tobacco article can include combining thermoplastic polymer particles with tobacco particles to form a mixture of particles, compressing the mixture of particles within a pressing apparatus to form the mixture into a predetermined shape, separating the mixture from the pressing apparatus such that it... Altria Client Services Llc

05/25/17 / #20170143031

Soft oral product

An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a polymer matrix and one or more flavorants and/or active ingredients embedded in the polymer matrix. The polymer matrix can include a copolymer of ethylene and one or more vinyl monomers or zein.... Altria Client Services Llc

05/18/17 / #20170135394

Process of preparing printing solution and making patterned cigarette wrapper

A process for making patterned cigarette wrapper includes the steps of: preparing a printing solution including the steps of: mixing at least water and a starch to form a starch mixture, heating the starch mixture to a temperature of at least about 180° F. preferably for at least about 30... Altria Client Services Llc

05/18/17 / #20170135406

Aerosol-generating system with self-activated electric heater

An electronic vaping device includes a liquid storage portion, an electric heater and electronic circuitry. The liquid storage portion is configured to store liquid vapor-forming substrate. The electric heater includes at least one heating element, the at least one heating element configured to heat the liquid vapor-forming substrate. The electronic... Altria Client Services Llc

04/27/17 / #20170112197

Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article includes a liquid aerosol formulation, a heater operable to at least partially volatilize the liquid aerosol formulation and form an aerosol and a tubular filter segment downstream of the heater. The tubular filter segment is operable to selectively filter aerosol particles and vapors from the aerosol.... Altria Client Services Llc

04/20/17 / #20170108840

Body gesture control system for button-less vaping

A method of detecting a hand-to-mouth (HMG) gesture with an e-vaping device includes detecting movements of the e-vaping device; generating quaternions based on the detected movements; generating movement features based on the generated quaternions; applying the generated movement features to a classifier; and determining whether the detected movements correspond to... Altria Client Services Llc

04/13/17 / #20170099868

Methods and systems for incorporating nicotine into oral products

This document provides methods and systems for stabilizing nicotine and incorporating nicotine into one or more oral products. This document also provides oral products. Nicotine can be stabilized by mixing liquid nicotine with cellulosic fiber such that the liquid nicotine absorbs into pores of the cellulosic fiber to form a... Altria Client Services Llc

04/13/17 / #20170099880

Electronic smoking articles

An electronic smoking article, a method of manufacturing an electronic smoking article, and a method of achieving a smoking experience without combusting tobacco are disclosed. The electronic smoking article includes an authenticated first section, which includes an aerosol generation unit having at least one heater; an authenticated second section, which... Altria Client Services Llc

04/13/17 / #20170101256

Article carrier for an electronic vaping device

At least one example embodiment discloses an article carrier for an electrical vaping device. The article carrier may include a base portion, a lid portion and a hinge. The base portion may include a first edge region and the lid portion includes a second edge region. The hinge may include... Altria Client Services Llc

03/30/17 / #20170086500

Pre-vaporization formulation for controlling acidity in an e-vaping device

A pre-vaporization formulation for an e-vaping device includes a vapor former, optionally water, nicotine, nicotine bitartrate and an acid. The pH of the pre-vaporization formulation is between about 4 and about 6. The acid can include one or more of pyruvic acid, formic acid, oxalic acid, glycolic acid, acetic acid,... Altria Client Services Llc

03/23/17 / #20170079322

Liquid formulation of an electronic vapor device

A liquid formulation for an e-vaping device includes a vapor former, optionally water, nicotine, and optionally an acid. The vapor former includes propylene glycol and substantially no glycerin or glycerol. The liquid formulation is configured to form a vapor having a particulate phase and a gas phase when heated in... Altria Client Services Llc

03/16/17 / #20170071261

Electronic smoking article

An electronic cigarette includes a capillary tube in communication with a liquid supply including liquid material and a heater operable to heat the capillary tube to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material contained therein and form an aerosol. The liquid supply is adapted to be squeezed or otherwise... Altria Client Services Llc

03/09/17 / #20170064998

Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article includes a first section containing a liquid supply reservoir including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and operable to deliver... Altria Client Services Llc

03/02/17 / #20170055567

Methods of reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (tsnas) and/or improving leaf quality in tobacco

Methods of curing tobacco that reduce the levels of TSNAs and/or improve leaf quality are described herein.... Altria Client Services Llc

Patent Packs
02/23/17 / #20170052120

Menthol detection on tobacco

A method for detecting mentholated tobacco, comprising irradiating tobacco containing menthol and a fluorescent taggant with radiation and observing the tobacco for fluorescence from the taggant. A system and method for detecting and separating mentholated tobacco from non-mentholated tobacco within a product stream is also provided.... Altria Client Services Llc

02/16/17 / #20170042249

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers... Altria Client Services Llc

02/09/17 / #20170036849

Hinged lid packaging

A blank for forming an inner packaging container of a pack for consumer goods including an outer packaging container and the inner packaging container. The inner packaging container includes a dispensing opening with a resealable closure, a front panel, a back panel, a top panel, a bottom panel, and opposing... Altria Client Services Llc

02/02/17 / #20170027227

E-vapor device including heater structure with recessed shell layer

An e-vapor device may include a pre-vapor sector and a heater structure arranged in thermal contact with the pre-vapor sector. The pre-vapor sector is configured to hold and dispense a pre-vapor formulation. The heater structure includes a base wire and a shell layer coating the base wire. The base wire... Altria Client Services Llc

02/02/17 / #20170029142

Slide measuring system for filling pouches and associated method

Systems and methods for measuring tobacco for packaging in pouches are disclosed. A system includes a hopper structured and arranged to hold a granular material in a hopper cavity. The system also includes a measuring system including a measuring cavity and a tube that is slidable in the hopper cavity... Altria Client Services Llc

01/26/17 / #20170020199

Electronic cigarette

An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick... Altria Client Services Llc

01/19/17 / #20170013872

Rod forming apparatus and method

A method of forming a wrapped article, comprising the steps of: forming a continuous stream of material such as an agricultural product; moving the continuous stream of material along an elongated path; compressing the continuous stream of material to reduce the cross-sectional area thereof until a predetermined cross-sectional dimension is... Altria Client Services Llc








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