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Electronic article

The electronic article includes an outer housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir having an outlet and being formed of a compressible elastomeric material, the reservoir being a main supply reservoir configured to contain a liquid. The reservoir is at least partially contained within the outer housing. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Fabric having tobacco entangled with structural fibers

A smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and structural fibers. The structural fibers forming a network in which the smokeless tobacco is entangled. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Tobacco beads

A smokeless tobacco product described herein includes at least one tobacco bead. Tobacco beads described herein include a core and at least one tobacco-containing layer surrounding the core. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Method of displaying an article and method of packaging an elongate body

The method includes establishing a box structure defining a side portion adjacent to an inner cavity, dividing the side portion into a lower retention portion, an upper retention portion, and a window recess portion, the window recess portion disposed between the upper retention portion and the lower retention portion. The dividing includes establishing a side recess panel at a location along a side panel of the box structure, establishing a front recess panel along a front panel of the box structure, the front recess panel adjacent the side recess panel, and establishing the window recess portion by folding the side and front recess panels into the box structure. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Nicotine lozenge

A nicotine lozenge provided herein includes a body that is partially or wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a soluble-fiber matrix and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the soluble-fiber matrix. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Pre-vapor formulation for formation of organic acids during operation of an e-vaping device

A pre-vapor formulation of an e-vaping device including a vapor former, nicotine, sugars or polysaccharide carbohydrates, an oxidant, and a base. A method of increasing stability of ingredients of a pre-vapor formulation includes mixing a vapor former, nicotine, sugars and/or polysaccharide carbohydrates, an oxidant and an added base, catalyzing a reaction between the sugars or polysaccharide carbohydrates, the oxidant and the base, and generating acids via a reaction therebetween, wherein a concentration of the nicotine in a vapor phase of the vapor is equal to or smaller than substantially 1% by weight.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Oral product

An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and an additive dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Methods and systems for improving stability of pre-vapor formulations of e-vaping devices

A pre-vapor formulation that may be included in an e-vaping device may include a solvent and a solution compound. The solvent may include one or more of propylene glycol and glycerin. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Oral product

An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-soluble polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product

A fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and a plurality of polymeric fibers surrounding the smokeless tobacco. The polymeric fibers can have a basis weight of 5 gsm or less and a diameter of less than 100 microns. ... Altria Client Services Inc

Tobacco plants having altered amounts of one or more alkaloids in leaf and methods of using such plants

This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in the transport of alkaloids from the root to the leaf in tobacco, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences, and tobacco products made from such plants.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 Inc

Pod assembly, dispensing body, and e-vapor apparatus including the same

An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly and a dispensing body configured to receive the pod assembly. A vaporizer may be disposed in the pod assembly and/or the dispensing body. ... Altria Client Services Inc

07/12/18 / #20180192703

Electronic vaping device

In one embodiment, the electronic vaping device includes a cartridge and a battery section. The cartridge and the battery section are connectable so as to define an air inlet between a portion of the cartridge and a portion of the battery section.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

07/05/18 / #20180184710

Hybrid e-vaping cartridge, e-vaping device including a hybrid e-vaping cartridge, and method of making thereof

The e-vaping cartridge includes a housing body with a first tube extending longitudinally within the housing body and defining a central passage, the first tube further defining at least one first hole. One or more layers of absorbent material are positioned within an inner annulus reservoir around at least a portion of the first tube. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179042

Apparatus for filling cartridges of e-vapor devices

An apparatus for the automated filling of cartridges of e-vapor devices may include a filling drum configured to receive at least one cartridge of an e-vapor device. The apparatus may additionally include a needle assembly including at least one hypodermic needle. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177233

Non-combustible smoking systems, devices and elements thereof

At least one example embodiment provides a non-combustible smoking system or kit, comprising: a cartridge having a first end and a second end; and a tobacco containing section having a third end and a fourth end. The cartridge includes: a pre-vapor formulation reservoir element and a pre-vapor heating element coupled to the pre-vapor formulation reservoir element. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177230

E-vaping device including e-vaping case with sliding mechanism for initiating vapor generation

An e-vaping case includes a housing, a guide structure, a cartridge receiving portion connected to the guide structure, and an electronics system in the housing. The cartridge receiving portion is configured to be moved along the guide structure between a first surface and a second surface of the housing. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170593

Polymer encased smokeless tobacco products

Methods for encasing bodies including smokeless tobacco or a tobacco substitute with a polymeric casing can include coating a compressed body with microfibers, applying tubular casings to compressed bodies, printing netting and webs on compressed bodies, injection molding around compressed bodies, applying a webbing to compressed bodies, placing compressed bodies into a skin forming bath, and including thermoplastic polymers in a compressed body.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169614

Portion of an electronic vaping device formed of an oxygen sequestering agent

An electronic vaping device includes a housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir in the housing, the reservoir configured to store a pre-vapor formulation, a heater in the housing, the heater configured to heat the pre-vapor formulation, at least one portion formed of a material including at least one polymer and at least one oxygen sequestering agent, and a power supply.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168238

Electronic smoking article

An electronic smoking article or electronic vaping article includes a reservoir containing a liquid material and having an outlet, a capillary having a capillary inlet and a capillary outlet, the capillary inlet of the capillary in communication with the outlet of the reservoir, a heater operable to heat the capillary to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize liquid material contained within the capillary, and a shuttle valve between the outlet of the reservoir and the capillary inlet. The shuttle valve is operable to prevent release of liquid material from the reservoir when the shuttle valve is in a closed position and is operable to release liquid material from the reservoir when the shuttle valve is in an open position.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168230

Aerosol-generating system comprising multiple aerosol-forming substrates and a transfer element

An aerosol-generating system includes a cartridge and an aerosol-generating device. The cartridge includes a cartridge housing, a first aerosol-forming substrate in the cartridge housing and a second aerosol-forming substrate in the cartridge housing. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168221

Carton for displaying articles attachable to a flip sign

A carton for displaying articles attachable to a flip sign is disclosed, which includes a box structure having a back panel, a bottom panel, a top panel, a pair of side panels, a top front panel, a bottom front panel, a first inner panel and a second inner panel, the first inner panel having a pair of slots configured to receive a pair of tabs on an outer free edge of the second inner panel. The first and second inner panels rest adjacent to the back panel upon placing a plurality of articles within a recess, which is formed between the top front panel, the bottom front panel, the back panel, and the pair of side panels.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160742

E-vaping device having a section with a removable insulator between electrically conductive and passive elements

The section of the e-vaping device includes a power supply configured to send an electrical current to a heater in the e-vaping device, control circuitry configured to cause the power supply to send the electrical current to the heater if the control circuitry senses an air flow, and a removable insulator configured to disrupt an electrical circuit including the power supply, the heater and the control circuitry, a portion of the removable insulator being positioned between electrically conductive and passive components in the electrical circuit.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160740

Electronic smoking article and improved heater element

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, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and in communication with the heater such that the wick delivers the liquid material to the heater. The heater is formed of a mesh material.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160729

Packaging sleeve

A sleeve operable to at least partially contain two cylindrical articles in side-by-side or back-to-back relation, the sleeve including first and second openings or a single opening in a bottom thereof and the first and second cylindrical articles contained within the sleeve such that portions of the first and second cylindrical articles are exposed outside the sleeve.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160728

Thin wall product display tube

A thin-walled polypropylene product display tube. The thin-walled polypropylene product display tube includes a tubular member having a closed end, an open end, an inner diameter and, between the closed end and the open end, a first outer diameter, the open end terminating in a flared portion having a second outer diameter, the tubular member having a wall thickness sufficient to yield a level of haze equal to or less than 8%. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134436

Rotatable drum and method and system using the same for the automated production of e-vapor devices

A rotating drum for use in manufacturing vapor-generating articles may include a drum body. A plurality of grooves may be disposed in an outer face of the drum body. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132525

Electronic vaping device and connector assembly

A connector assembly of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device may be formed by metal in-molding. The connector assembly may include a connector body that is integrally formed. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125119

Electronic vaping device and components thereof

A liquid reservoir component of an electronic vaping device includes an outer casing extending in a longitudinal direction, an air inlet, and a vapor outlet. An inner tube is within the outer casing defining a central air passage communicates with the inlet and the outlet. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125026

Dark tobacco inbreds and hybrids comprising reduced nicotine demethylation and nornicotine

The present disclosure provides tobacco inbred plants tnd950 (phph) src, narrow leaf madole (phph) src, narrow leaf madole src, cms tnd950 src, cms narrow leaf madole src, and cms ky171 src, and hybrids pd7305 src, pd7309 src, pd7312 src, pd7318 src, and pd7319 src. The present disclosure also provides parts of such plants and products made from those parts. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121706

On-line oil and foreign matter detection system and method employing hyperspectral imaging

A method for removing foreign matter from an agricultural product stream of a manufacturing process. The method includes conveying a product stream past an inspection station; scanning a region of the agricultural product stream as it passes the inspection station using at least one light source of a single or different wavelengths; generating hyperspectral images from the scanned region; determining a spectral fingerprint for the agricultural product stream from the hyperspectral images; comparing the spectral fingerprint obtained in step (c) to a spectral fingerprint database containing a plurality of fingerprints using a computer processor to determine whether foreign matter is present and, if present, generating a signal in response thereto; and removing a portion of the conveyed product stream in response to the signal. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/03/18 / #20180119163

Composition and methods for producing tobacco plants and products having reduced tobacco-specific nitrosamines (tsnas)

The present disclosure provides approaches for reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (tsnas) in tobacco. Some of these approaches include genetically engineering tobacco plants to increase one or more antioxidants, increase oxygen radicle absorbance capacity (orac), or reduce nitrite. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116296

Electronic cigarette and method

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 delivers the liquid material to the heater, and at least one air inlet operable to establish a predetermined resistance to draw under a prescribed test of said smoking article.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116293

Electronic cigarette

A cartomizer for an electronic smoking article, an electronic smoking article capable of providing a smoking experience without combusting tobacco, and a method of achieving a smoking experience without combusting tobacco are disclosed. The cartomizer can include an annular fluid reservoir having an air flow channel therein; a liquid material within the fluid reservoir; and a heater, which surrounds the fluid reservoir and is operable to heat the fluid reservoir to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize the liquid material contained within the fluid reservoir to form a saturated vapor within the air flow channel.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116283

Vaporizer assembly for e-vaping device

A vaporizer assembly for an e-vaping device includes a heater coil structure, a set of electrical lead structures coupled to opposite ends of the heater coil structure, and a non-conductive connector structure connected to each of the electrical lead structures, such that the electrical lead structures are coupled together independently of the heater coil structure. The vaporizer assembly may contact a dispensing interface structure through the heater coil structure. ... Altria Client Services Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116282

Electrical connector for an electronic vaping device

At least one example embodiment relates to an e-vaping device. Some example embodiments include a vaporizer assembly, a power supply for supplying power to the vaporizer assembly, a male connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply and a female connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107857

Hyperspectral imaging system for monitoring agricultural products during processing and manufacturing

Provided is a method for monitoring a manufacturing process of an agricultural product. The method utilizes hyperspectral imaging and comprises scanning at least one region along a sample of agricultural product using at least one light source of a single or different wavelengths; generating hyperspectral images from the at least one region; determining a spectral fingerprint for the sample of agricultural product from the hyperspectral images; and comparing the spectral fingerprint so obtained to a spectral fingerprint database containing a plurality of fingerprints obtained at various points of the manufacturing process, using a computer processor, to determine which point in the manufacturing process the sample has progressed to.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105353

Box in a box re-sealable cigarette pack

An exemplary container for consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box. The outer box has a hinged top configured to provide access to an inner volume of the outer box. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105352

Box in a box re-sealable cigarette pack

An exemplary container for consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box. The outer box has a hinged top configured to provide access to an inner volume of the outer box. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105340

Box in a box re-sealable cigarette pack

An exemplary container for consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box. The outer box has a hinged top configured to provide access to an inner volume of the outer box. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105339

Reseal label for box in a box re-sealable pack

A container of consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box wherein a pull tab is configured to reseal a pre-cut opening in the inner box. The pull tab includes a cover layer larger than the pre-cut opening. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105318

Box in a box re-sealable pack

A container for consumer goods includes a rigid outer box, a rigid inner box, and a pull tab arranged over a pre-cut opening in the inner box. The pull tab includes a paper liner larger than the pre-cut opening such as a piece of bundle wrap with a paper layer of the bundle wrap contacting the consumer goods inside the box. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105295

Apparatus and method of packaging loose product

A method of filling packaging with pouches of product comprises conveying a plurality of spaced apart chutes along a first feed path. Each chute is loaded with pouches of product at a chute loading station. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103687

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 delivers the liquid material to the heater, at least one air inlet operable to deliver air to a central air passage upstream of the heater, and a mouth end insert having at least two diverging outlets.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103681

Methods and systems for increasing stability of the pre-vapor formulation of an e-vaping device

A pre-vapor formulation of an e-vaping device including a vapor former configured to form a vapor, nicotine, at least one or more ion exchangers, one or more chelating agents and optionally acids. The one or more ion exchangers include dowex 50w-x8, lewait cnp 80 or amberlite ir-120. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103680

Methods and systems for improving stability of the pre-vapor formulation of an e-vaping device

A pre-vapor formulation of an e-vaping device including a vapor former configured to form a vapor, nicotine, at least one polyol compound and optionally at least one of more acids. The at least one polyol compound comprises at least one of mannitol, erythritol, xylithol and sorbitol. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100810

Method and system of detecting foreign materials within an agricultural product stream

Methods and systems for detecting foreign material within a product stream in real-time, involve illuminating a portion of the agricultural product stream with light spanning a wavelength range including or within near-infrared and/or shortwave infrared wavelengths; scanning a line of the illuminated agricultural product stream to acquire a hyperspectral image of the line, the hyperspectral image of the line having a width of a single pixel; processing the hyperspectral image of the scanned line to obtain spectrum data for one or more pixels of the hyperspectral image of the scanned line; comparing the obtained spectrum data of the one or more pixels to predetermined spectrum data to determine whether the obtained spectrum data is indicative of foreign material within the scanned line of the agricultural product stream.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098573

Design and application of a multi-chamber cartridge including a hydrogel formulation

An e-vaping device having a cartridge including an outer container extending in a longitudinal direction, a conduit within the outer container, a storage portion including pre-vapor formulation ingredients, the storage portion being between the outer container and the conduit and including a plurality of chambers, a plurality of wicks, each of the wicks being in communication with each of the chambers and the conduit and being configured to deliver one or more ingredients in each of the chambers to the conduit, and a coil heater located in the chimney and operatively coupled to each of the wicks. The e-vaping device also includes a power supply source coupled to the cartridge, the power supply source is configured to heat the wicks to vaporize ingredients located in respective chambers and generate a vapor corresponding to each of the vaporized ingredients.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098564

Tobacco plants having increased nitrogen efficiency and methods of using such plants

This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in nitrogen utilization, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences, tobacco plants transgenic for such sequences, and tobacco products made from such plants.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093792

Blanks for display package containing cartomizer blister pack and methods of forming display package for cartomizer blister pack

The package includes a front panel, a back panel opposing the front panel, the back panel defining at least one first cut line in a semi-circular shape at an upper portion of the back panel, a bottom panel forming a lower end of the package, a first side panel forming a first side of the package, a second side panel forming a second side of the package, and an upper panel forming a top end of the package. The first cut line is configured to form a tear line on an outermost surface of the package, the tear line being configured to be torn to open the top end of the package. ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092400

Non-combustible smoking device and elements thereof

At least one example embodiment discloses a pre-vapor formulation reservoir configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation material, a heating element coupled to the pre-vapor formulation reservoir and configured to heat at least a portion of the pre-vapor formulation material into a generated vapor and provide the generated vapor to a first portion of a channel, a tobacco housing at a second portion of the channel and positioned to receive the generated vapor, the tobacco housing including tobacco and at least one air flow element in the tobacco housing to direct at least a first portion of the generated vapor towards an end of the non-combustible smoking element.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092395

Oral product

An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. ... Altria Client Services Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070626

Oral tobacco product

An oral tobacco product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix and tobacco fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. ... Altria Client Services Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055090

Methods and systems for cartridge identification

A cartridge configured to house a pre-vapor formulation for an e-vaping device, the cartridge including a connector having an anode and a cathode, and a nonpermanent conductive structure connecting the anode and the cathode, wherein the nonpermanent conductive structure is configured to break upon operation of the e-vaping device. A method of controlling usage of a cartridge in an e-vaping device, the e-vaping device including a battery connected to the cartridge, the method including providing a nonpermanent conductive structure between an anode of the cartridge and a cathode of the cartridge, the nonpermanent conductive structure being configured to break upon operation of the e-vaping device, detecting a resistance of the nonpermanent structure prior to operation of the e-vaping device, when the detected resistance is higher than a threshold resistance, preventing operation of the e-vaping device.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050855

Auto opening cigarette pack outsert

An outsert for affixing to a product package includes a base layer, a top layer, and a printed document. The base layer includes a perforated region arranged to be aligned with a tear tape on an outer wrapping of the package. ... Altria Client Services Inc

02/15/18 / #20180045655

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 spectrometer sensor tuned to detect an emitted signal from a taggant disposed in the oil or lubricant.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042301

Vaporizer of an electronic vaping device and method of 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 Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037345

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 assembly comprising a support element having a protrusion extending upward from a substantially flat and horizontal upper surface, wherein the protrusion is sized and shaped to correspond to the size and shape of the bottom surface of the container.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035713

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 of entanglement with one another. ... Altria Client Services Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030393

Flavor system and method for 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 Inc

02/01/18 / #20180027884

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

02/01/18 / #20180027883

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 may contain a source of a desired compound. ... Altria Client Services Inc

02/01/18 / #20180027877

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 set of lobe. ... Altria Client Services Inc

02/01/18 / #20180027875

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 the reservoir. The e-vaping further includes a portion configured to direct an amount of pre-vapor formulation onto the heater.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020735

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 and comprising a memory. ... Altria Client Services Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020721

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

01/11/18 / #20180007965

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 vaporizer assembly to adjustably control flavorant elution from the at least one flavor reservoir into the generated vapor. ... Altria Client Services Inc

01/11/18 / #20180007954

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. A flavored mouth-end piece for an e-vaping device includes a matrix material and at least one of a flavorant and an aroma, wherein the at least one of the flavorant and the aroma are distributed within the matrix material.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

01/11/18 / #20180007951

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

01/04/18 / #20180002061

Re-closeable tear open pack, a blank for forming the pack, and a method of 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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372289

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 formatting device, extract attributes associated with encoded information from the formatted data, the extracted attributes including at least one of a formatting device identifier, a store identifier, value information from the encoded information, and time information, validate the formatted data based on the extracted attributes and the plurality of validation rules, store the results of the validation and at least a subset of the extracted attributes in the database, generate modified formatted data compatible with a pos terminal based on the results of the validation, and transmit the modified formatted data to the at least one of formatting device.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

12/28/17 / #20170369219

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 tray between the interlocked inner and outer structures. The tray is configured to hold at least one item. ... Altria Client Services Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360078

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 composition of a flavorant and/or non-flavorant. The cross-linked agar matrix is reinforced with carboxymethyl cellulose that is dispersed throughout the agar matrix so as to fill empty spaces in the agar matrix and inhibit the composition from passing through the empty spaces of the agar matrix.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347716

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 the inner tube. ... Altria Client Services Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340019

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 Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340010

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 in the absence of or when not in contact with the liquid aerosol-forming substrate. ... Altria Client Services Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325502

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 having an opening therein, the first end being generally cylindrical and having a generally beveled edge at an edge thereof, forming a bulged portion between the first end and a second end of the elongate body, and forming a flared section at the second end.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290460

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290370

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 compartment, and a lid configured to cover the opening. The first compartment contains at least a first ingredient. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280777

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280773

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280771

Smoking device and method for 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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280769

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280768

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 Inc

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 positioned about an outer circumference of the heater gauze, and a cathode clip electrically connected to a first end portion of the heater.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 Inc

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 contact with an electrical connection of the e-vaping device. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 generator; a first temperature sensor configured to sense the temperature of liquid aerosol-forming substrate held in the liquid storage portion; and electric circuitry. The electric circuitry is configured to monitor the temperature of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate held in the liquid storage portion as sensed by the first temperature sensor and determine depletion of liquid aerosol-forming substrate based on the temperature of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 e-vaping device based on the output signal.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 below at least one polymer enrobing zone and to at least one position above at least one polymer enrobing zone to drop each product portion through one or more polymer enrobing zones a plurality times at different orientations to enrobe each product portion with polymeric fibers.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 Inc

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 delivers the liquid material to the heater, at least one air inlet operable to deliver air to a central air passage upstream of the heater, and a mouth end insert having at least two diverging outlets.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 delivers the liquid material to the heater, at least one air inlet operable to deliver air to a central air passage upstream of the heater, and a mouth end insert having at least two diverging outlets.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 diffusivity. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 the container to hinder movement of the one or more preformed smokeless tobacco products within the container. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 head. ... Altria Client Services Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202250

Flavor system and method for 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, a quantity of sugar and a container.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172204

Strength enhancers and method of 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, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ginger oil, thyme oil, cinnamon bark oil, turmeric, fenugreek, cardamom, rosemary extract, grapefruit oil and andrographis extract.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 with the pre-vapor formulation. The mouthpiece is configured to transition from a protracted position to a retracted position. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 minutes to release amylopectin and amylose, adding propylene glycol to the starch mixture, and mixing the starch mixture and propylene glycol to form a printing solution, wherein the solution is maintained and applied at elevated temperature (120° f. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 includes a power supply operable to apply voltage to the at least one heater for heating a liquid in at least a portion of the aerosol generation unit to form an aerosol; and a conductive ink circuit embedded within the first and second sections, and wherein the power supply and the aerosol generation unit are electrically connected upon joining the first and second sections, and wherein each of the first and second sections has a portion of the conductive ink circuit.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 compressed so as to allow a smoker to manually pump liquid to the capillary tube and simultaneously activate the heater.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 the liquid material to the heater, and a second section containing a power supply. The first section is connected to the second section at a breakaway connection. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 Inc

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 Inc

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 the liquid material to the heater, at least one air inlet operable to deliver air to a central air passage upstream of the heater, and a mouth end insert having at least two diverging outlets. The electronic cigarette can also include an air flow diverter which directs incoming air away from a heating zone of the heater.. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 side panels; each side panel having an inner panel and an outer panel, the inner panel having a first width defining a width of the inner packaging container, and the outer panel including at least a portion having a second width defining flanges having a width greater than the first width. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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. ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 delivers the liquid material to the heater, at least one air inlet operable to deliver air to a central air passage upstream of the heater, and a mouth end insert having at least two diverging outlets.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

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 achieved; drawing the compressed continuous stream of material through a rod-forming arrangement, the rod-forming arrangement having a non-contact displacement transducer associated therewith; folding at least one web longitudinally around the compressed continuous stream of material to form a continuous rod of material; and detecting variations in rod density within the rod-forming arrangement from a signal obtained from the non-contact displacement transducer.. . ... Altria Client Services Inc

01/12/17 / #20170006917

E-vapor device including capsule containing pre-vapor formulation

An e-vapor device may include a capsule, a mouthpiece configured to receive the capsule, and a vaporizer configured to engage with the mouthpiece to enclose the capsule therebetween. The capsule is configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein. ... Altria Client Services Inc








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