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Staple fiber blend for use in the manufacture of cigarette filter elements

Smoking articles including filter elements formed from two or more fibrous inputs with different physical properties are provided. A first plurality of cellulose acetate staple fibers and a second plurality of degradable polymeric staple fibers are blended to give a fiber mixture, wherein the staple fibers of the fiber mixture... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Non-combusting smoking article with thermochromatic label

A smoking article is disclosed herein. The smoking article includes a shell defining an interior space, a consumable substance within the interior space, a heat source effective to increase the temperature of at least a portion of the shell, and a label attached to at least a portion of the... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Flavoring mechanism for a tobacco related material

A container configured to store a tobacco-related material is provided herein. The container may include a top cover and a body portion. The body portion is configured to operably engage the top cover to substantially enclose an internal space defined by the top cover. The internal space is configured to... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Nicotine salts, co-crystals, and salt co-crystal complexes

The invention provides certain nicotine salts, co-crystals, and salt co-crystals and provides novel polymorphic forms of certain nicotine salts. In particular, nicotine salts with mucic acid, 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and crystalline polymorphic forms of nicotine 4-acetamidobenzoate, nicotine gentisate, and nicotine 1-hydroxy-2-naphthoate are described. The invention further provides methods... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Modification of bacterial profile of tobacco

A method of modifying the content of certain bacteria in uncured tobacco material is provided, the method including contacting an uncured tobacco material with a treatment solution, wherein the treatment solution is selected from the group consisting of: (i) a solution comprising salt, sugar, or a combination thereof; (ii) a... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Rosemary in a tobacco blend

Provided are smoking products and methods of preparing smoking products that include tobacco and a deflavored rosemary or a heat-treated rosemary. The deflavored and/or heat-treated rosemary may have been previously heated at a temperature and a time sufficient to reduce or remove flavorant components compared to the use of untreated... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Smoking article comprising aerogel

The presence of the aerogel can reduce the concentration of certain gaseous components of mainstream smoke generated during use of a smoking article incorporating a heat generation segment containing a fuel element.... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

System for monitoring environmental conditions of a tobacco curing site

A system for monitoring environmental conditions of a tobacco curing site within which tobacco is cured is provided. A power supply of the system may include a supercapacitor configured to provide power, and a photovoltaic cell connected to and from which the supercapacitor may be chargeable. A temperature and humidity... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Method for preparing flavorful compounds isolated from black liquor and products incorporating the flavorful compounds

A method of isolating compounds from a tobacco-derived black liquor, including receiving a black liquor from a pulping process of an input material comprising a plant of the Nicotiana species, treating the black liquor with an acid to lower the pH of the black liquor to about 7 or lower... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Tobacco-derived flavorants

Methods of forming pyrazines from reactants derived from a plant of the Nicotiana species, including receiving an aqueous reactant solution including at least one tobacco-derived cellulosic sugar and at least one tobacco-derived amino acid, heating the reactant solution to a reactant temperature and holding the reactant solution at the reactant... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Capsule object rupture testing system and associated method

A capsule rupture testing system includes a positioning channel configured to receive one or more smoking article filters therein. The smoking article filters include a filter material and a capsule object disposed therein. The system includes a smoking article positioning device configured to position the smoking article filter elements at... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Control for an induction-based aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a substrate configured to carry an aerosol precursor composition, and includes an induction transmitter, induction receiver and control component. The induction transmitter is configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field. The induction receiver is positioned in proximity to the substrate, and configured... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Translucent smokeless tobacco product

A smokeless tobacco product is provided that includes a tobacco material in the form of a tobacco extract, a particulate tobacco material, or a combination thereof. In some embodiments, the smokeless tobacco product is substantially translucent. Methods for making and using the smokeless tobacco product are also provided. The smokeless... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Hall effect current sensor for an aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a housing defining a reservoir configured to retain aerosol precursor composition. The aerosol delivery device also includes a plurality of electronic components interconnected by or connected to one or more conductors, and these electronic components include a heating element, a control component... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Smokeless tobacco product

A container for a smokeless tobacco product includes a liquid-permeable pouch and a capsule coupled to the liquid-permeable pouch and containing an additive. The capsule releases the additive in response to a trigger condition associated with use of the smokeless tobacco product. The additive may comprise a flavorant configured to... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Aerosol delivery device with improved fluid transport

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides devices configured for vaporization of an aerosol precursor composition that is stored in and/or transported to a heater by a porous monolith, which can be,... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Capacitive sensing input device for an aerosol delivery device

A control body is coupled or coupleable with a cartridge that is equipped with a heating element and contains an aerosol precursor composition, the control body and cartridge forming an aerosol delivery device. The control body includes a control component to control the heating element to activate and vaporize components... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Aerosol delivery device including a housing and a coupler

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a control body and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The control body may include a housing defining an electrical power source cavity that extends along a... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Flavor additive accessory

A method of incorporating a flavor material into combination with a tobacco product is described herein. The method may include accessing a flavor delivery insert of a flavor additive accessory, associating the flavor delivery insert with at least one of the tobacco product and a package containing the tobacco product,... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Proximity sensing for an aerosol delivery device

A control body is coupled or coupleable with a cartridge that is equipped with a heating element and contains an aerosol precursor composition, the control body and cartridge forming an aerosol delivery device. The control body includes a control to control the heating element to activate and vaporize components of... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Protein-enriched tobacco composition

The present disclosure provides protein-enriched, tobacco-containing products, suitable for use as oral formulations. Products of the present disclosure typically include at least one tobacco material (e.g., a particulate tobacco material or a tobacco-derived extract), at least one protein-enriched material (e.g., a tobacco-derived protein-enriched material), and at least one sugar alcohol.... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Motion sensing for an aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device includes at least one housing; and contained within the at least one housing, a control component and motion sensor. The control component may control operation of the aerosol delivery device based on a detected flow of air through at least a portion of the at least... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Camera for an aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device includes a housing, a cartridge coupled to the housing, a control component contained within the housing, and a camera system including a digital camera on the housing. The control component is configured to control operation of the aerosol delivery device in response to detection of airflow... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Tobacco slitting machine

Provided herein is a tobacco recovery machine that automatically removes and separates a tobacco rod from formed cigarettes and slits the tipping paper surrounding the tobacco rod. The tobacco recovery machine includes a hopper that receives cigarettes. A feed mechanism individually feeds the cigarettes from the hopper and through a... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Aerosol delivery device including a wirelessly-heated atomizer and related method

The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device configured to wirelessly heat an atomizer. The aerosol delivery device may include a control body and a cartridge. The control body may include an induction transmitter. The cartridge may include an induction receiver and an aerosol precursor composition. When electrical current... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Application specific integrated circuit (asic) for an aerosol delivery device

An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) comprising system blocks designed to implement respective functions of the aerosol delivery device. The system blocks may include at least a battery management block configured to manage a battery configured to power the aerosol delivery device,... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Product package

A product package includes an inner case for storing the product and an outer case for enclosing the inner case. The product package includes a display area for product messaging. The display area includes exterior surfaces of the outer case. The outer case includes an open position in which the... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Aerosol delivery device including a moveable cartridge and related assembly method

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a housing and a cartridge including an atomizer and a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The cartridge may be configured to move relative to at least a portion of the housing between a... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Container with a spittoon

A container is provided that includes a top cover, a bottom cover, a body portion configured to engage the top cover and the bottom cover to substantially enclose an internal space defined by the body portion, wherein the body portion includes an intermediate wall that divides the internal space into... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Smokeless tobacco product comprising effervescent composition

The invention provides an smokeless tobacco composition adapted for oral use, the composition including a tobacco material and an effervescent material. The effervescent material includes an acid component and a base component, wherein the acid component includes a triprotic acid such as citric acid and at least one additional acid.... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Reservoir for aerosol delivery devices

An aerosol delivery device or electronic cigarette generates an aerosol or vapor for consumption by a consumer. The device may include a cartridge holding an aerosol precursor substance or fluid that is turned into the aerosol or vapor. The fluid may be stored in reservoir that allows for the fluid... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

High-pressure cold pasteurization of tobacco material

A tobacco material having at least about 40% water based on the total weight, and having a storage stability of at least about 25 days is provided herein, wherein the storage stability is defined as an aerobic plate count below about 3,000,000 CFU/g. A method of treating a tobacco material... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Flavor delivery article

A flavor delivery article is provided including a substantially rod-shaped carrier element and a wrapping element. The wrapping element surrounds at least a portion of the carrier element. The delivery article includes a flavor material within one or both of the carrier element and the wrapping element. The flavor delivery... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Capsule object inspection system and associated method

An inspection system configured to inspect a plurality of capsule objects is provided. The system includes an imaging device for capturing an image of the capsule object's exterior and a weighing device for measuring the capsule object's weight. The system also includes an analysis unit configured to analyze the captured... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

Seed oil refinement

Methods for refining crude tobacco seed oils and the refined tobacco seed oils produced by such methods are provided herein. In particular, methods for reducing the amount of free fatty acids in the crude oil, for modifying the color of the crude oil, and for reducing any undesirable taste/odor associated... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

02/16/17 / #20170045411

System for testing an article wrapped with an overwrap and associated method

A testing system is provided for an article wrapped with an overwrap. The testing system includes first and second receptacle portions cooperating to define a test receptacle having a test fixture therein. The test receptacle is configured to receive the wrapped article. The test fixture is configured to form a... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

02/09/17 / #20170035098

Method for treating tobacco plants with enzymes

A method of modifying the content of certain chemical compounds in tobacco materials is provided, the method including treatment of a tobacco plant or portion thereof with at least one enzyme. For example, the method may modify the content of tobacco smoke toxicant precursors in tobacco materials, which can result... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

02/02/17 / #20170027220

Product and package including power producer and output mechanism, and related method

A product including a package is provided. One or more tobacco-containing articles may be received in the package. A power producer may be configured to produce an electrical current. An output mechanism may be configured to receive the electrical current from the power producer and output a perceptible effect. The... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

01/26/17 / #20170020190

Aerosol delivery device with radiant heating

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides devices configured for vaporization of an aerosol precursor composition through radiant heating. The radiant heat source may be a laser diode or further element suitable... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

01/26/17 / #20170020193

Aerosol delivery device with radiant heating

The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides devices configured for vaporization of an aerosol precursor composition through radiant heating. The radiant heat source may be a laser diode or further element suitable... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

01/26/17 / #20170021994

Moisture barrier coated tobacco product packaging

Provided herein is a cigarette pack formed of a moisture barrier coated paper material. The paper material includes a base substrate, a first polymer coating, a second polymer coating, and a third polymer coating. The first polymer coating, the second polymer coating, and the third polymer coating provide a barrier... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

01/19/17 / #20170014332

Cosmetic compositions comprising tobacco seed-derived component

Cosmetic compositions are provided that include an extract from a seed of the Nicotiana species, one or more cosmetically acceptable carriers to act as a diluent, dispersant or carrier for the composition, and optionally one or more cosmetic adjuvants. The tobacco seed extract is typically characterized as having a significant... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company

01/05/17 / #20170000188

Heat generation segment for an aerosol-generation system of a smoking article

A fuel element adapted for use in a smoking article is provided, the fuel element including a combustible carbonaceous material in an amount of at least 25% by dry weight, based on the weight of the fuel element, and a particulate ignition aid dispersed throughout the fuel element and selected... R j Reynolds Tobacco Company








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