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Aerosol delivery system

An aerosol delivery system is disclosed, the system comprising: an aerosol delivery unit, the aerosol delivery unit comprising: a cartridge receiver, which is configured to receive a cartridge assembly; and an inductor configured to receive the cartridge assembly and heat a liquid formulation within a capillary tube to produce an aerosol by induction heating. The cartridge assembly including an active part of the cartridge assembly including a capillary tube; a susceptor, the susceptor configured to partially surround the capillary tube; and a pair of displaceable covers, which surround at least the capillary tube and the susceptor.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Moist tobacco product and method of making

A portioned moist tobacco product with a super-hydrated membrane coating and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The super-hydrated membrane coating is formed by ionic cross-linking using two polymers. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Oral pouch product having soft edge and method of making

An oral pouch product having a soft edge includes an inner filling material enclosed inwardly of at least one seam between opposed layers of porous pouch wrapper. The at least one seam is separated from the periphery of the porous pouch wrapper by an unbonded area of the opposed layers so as to form a soft edge of the pouch wrapper.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Additives for tobacco cut filler

Tobacco smoking mixtures capable of producing tobacco smoke are provided which reduce the cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of the tobacco smoke. The tobacco smoking mixtures include tobacco cut filler and glycerin in an amount effective to reduce cytotoxicity and/or mutagenicity of smoke produced by the tobacco smoking mixture. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Method of making oral pouch products

Provided is a method of manufacturing a pouched, oral tobacco product including a porous membrane having a liner and an inner filling material. The inner filling material includes loose, fibrous tobacco material and tobacco beads formed from tobacco fines and dust which are too small to be included in traditional pouched tobacco products. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

System for coupling package displays to remote power source

A merchandising system having a power distribution device associated with a package support system, and a package having a sensory output such as an image display capable of using power, data and/or signals provided from the power distribution device to produce a desired output when the package is associated with the package support system. Packaging materials of the package form the coupling medium for contactless coupling such as capacitive coupling of a controlled signal provided to the package support system to a display on the package.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Cultured tobacco cells as a matrix for consumable products

Various embodiments are directed to consumable products incorporating a matrix of cultured tobacco cells. Any tobacco variety may be utilized for establishing in vitro tobacco cultures, including native tobacco varieties and genetically modified tobacco varieties derived from any tobacco variety. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Cigarettes and filter subassemblies with squeezable flavor capsule and methods of manufacture

Improved delivery of additive materials to cigarettes is provided through the use of one or more capsules containing additive materials, such as flavor components, in the filter section of a cigarette. The capsule or capsules are provided between first and second absorbent members and the capsules are subjected to an external force, such as squeezing, by a smoker prior to or during smoking of the cigarette in order to release at least a portion of the additive material and expose the additive material to mainstream smoke passing through the filter. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Aerosol generator

An aerosol generator device for delivering an aerosol of a nicotine salt is provided. The aerosol generator comprises: (i) a mouth end; (ii) a first chamber containing a porous material wetted with liquid nicotine, (iii) a second chamber containing a porous material wetted with a solution of a volatile acid, (iv) a third chamber in fluid communication with the first and second chambers, leading to the mouth end, and (v) an outer housing defining a passageway for air through said device. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Ventilator aerosol delivery system with transition adapter for introducing carrier gas

A transition adapter component of a ventilator aerosol delivery system for delivering an aerosol to a patient, includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end having an aerosol passage for receiving an aerosol produced by a heated capillary and a gas connection port for receiving carrier gas from a ventilator, which is in communication with a plurality of gas entry ports within the transition adapter. An inner cavity of the transition adapter receives the aerosol from the heated capillary and the streams of carrier gas from the plurality of gas exit ports within the transition adapter and directs the streams of carrier gas at least partially encircling and in parallel with the aerosol. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Filter rod including electrostatically charged fibers

A filter rod comprises a core of cellulose acetate fibers surrounded by a lofty porous network of charge retaining polymer fibers. The charge retaining fibers can be charged to attract and hold particles from such sources as particulate matter from sorbents (preventing break-through), and smoke constituents while having a suitable pressure drop.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Smoking article with manually releasable odorant

A smoking article has an outer surface and a plurality of frangible microcapsules provided on the outer surface, wherein the microcapsules are capable of being manually ruptured by a consumer to release an odorant encapsulated therein. The smoking article preferably comprises a wrapped tobacco rod; and a filter attached to the wrapped tobacco rod by tipping paper, a mouth end portion of which is “over tipped” with a band or strip of “peel and sniff” microcapsules and/or a band or strip of “scratch and sniff” microcapsules.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Emulsion/colloid mediated flavor encapsulation and delivery with tobacco-derived lipids

Flavorants are emulsified in tobacco-derived lipids and encapsulated with biopolymers and polysaccharides. The emulsions include oil-in-water emulsions, oil-in-water-in-oil emulsions, water-in oil emulsions, or water-in-oil-in-water emulsions, and optionally include ethanol and/or propylene glycol in an oil phase.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

Method and apparatus for identifying, authenticating, tracking and tracing manufactured items

A method and apparatus for identifying manufactured items in containers, where each container is suitable for containing two or more units, and where the method comprises the steps of: associating each unit with a unique unit identifier, uniquely identifying each unit, allocating two or more units to be contained in each container, uniquely identifying each container, for each container, determining one or more ranges of unit identifiers of the two or more units allocated to the container, and storing, in a database, a container identifier for each container, each container identifier being coupled, in the database, to the one or more ranges of unit identifiers of the two or more units allocated to the container. There is also provided methods and apparatus for authenticating, tracking and tracing the units.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262864

Methods and systems for making, tracking and authentication of products

Manufactured goods are marked or labeled with a secure unique identifier. A central checking centre allows users to verify the authenticity of a particular good such as a cigarette pack or carton via any convenient interface such as the internet or a cell phone. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251714

Encapsulated flavorant designed for thermal release and cigarette bearing the same

Improved delivery of additives is provided through encapsulation. The encapsulated additives can be formed by encapsulating additives using co-ionic cross-linking, in-situ overcoating, and/or step-growth overcoating. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235976

Method and apparatus for storage of data for manufactured items

Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231266

Gamma cyclodextrin flavoring-release additives

Electrically heated cigarettes used in an electrical smoking system include a flavoring-release additive and sorbent effective to remove one or more gas-phase constituents of mainstream tobacco smoke. The flavoring-release additive includes gamma cyclodextrin and at least one flavoring. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228990

Automatic price display control by emulation of electronic cash register price lookup

A system and method for distribution of product price and/or sales data in a retail establishment. Product price and/or sales data is stored locally, either in a central computer or master electronic cash register (ecr) or remotely at a master computer. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225143

Methods and compositions for producing hydrogel capsules coated for low permeability and physical integrity

Methods and compositions for producing hydrogel capsules enveloped with at least one coating layer is disclosed. The coating formulations deposited on the surface of the capsules can improve the physical integrity and the water-retention properties of the alginate beads. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224020

Electrically heated smoking system

An electrically heated smoking system includes a secondary unit capable of receiving a smoking article having an aerosol-forming substrate. The secondary unit includes at least one heating element and an interface for connection to a primary power supply for supplying electrical power to the at least one heating element during a pre-heating mode, to increase the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate to an operating temperature. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218385

Transgenic plants modified for reduced cadmium transport, derivative products, and related methods

Various embodiments are directed to transgenic plants, including transgenic tobacco plants and derivative seeds, genetically modified to impede the transport of cadmium (cd) from the root system to aerial portions of transgenic plants by reducing the expression levels of hma-related transporters. Various embodiments are directed to transgenic tobacco plants genetically modified to stably express a rnai construct encoding rnai polynucleotides that enable the degradation of endogenous nthma rna variants. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

07/27/17 / #20170208855

Supported catalyst particles for oxidizing carbon monoxide

A method for oxidizing carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide is provided which utilizes specific supported catalyst particles. The supported catalyst comprises catalyst particles that are supported on particles of an electrically conductive support selected from the group consisting of graphitic carbon and a partially reduced oxide of a transition metal of the magnéli phase selected from the group consisting of titanium, vanadium, zirconium, niobium, molybdenum, and mixtures thereof.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203913

Flavor pouch

A flavor pouch includes a porous covering that encloses a carrier having a flavorant. The carrier may be solid or particulate. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202269

Indirectly heated capillary aerosoll generator

An indirectly heated capillary aerosol generator comprises a capillary tube adapted to form an aerosol when liquid material in the capillary tube is heated to volatilize at least some of the liquid material therein and a thermally conductive material in thermal contact with the capillary tube. The indirectly heated capillary aerosol generator provides substantially even and uniform heating across the heated length of the capillary tube.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196260

Virtual reality smoking system

A virtual or augmented reality smoking system is provided herein. A smoker using the system can experience a virtual reality of smoking by puffing on a cigarette shaped article and experiencing the taste or aroma from the article while simultaneously viewing a generated image of a burning cigarette and exhaled and sidestream smoke. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193027

Method and apparatus for storage of data for manufactured items

Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for storing data for a batch of manufactured items. The method comprises defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

07/06/17 / #20170188625

Method and apparatus for making slit-banded wrapper using moving orifices

A method and apparatus of manufacturing a web which is striped with add-on material, comprising: a first slurry supply which forms a sheet of base web and moves the sheet along a first path; a second slurry supply; and a moving orifice applicator operative so as to repetitively discharge the second slurry upon the moving sheet of base web. The moving orifice applicator includes a chamber box arranged to establish a reservoir of the second slurry across the first path, an endless belt having orifice groups, the endless belt received through the chamber box, and a drive arrangement operative upon the endless belt to continuously move the orifices along an endless-path and repetitively through the chamber box. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183110

High speed poucher

An apparatus and methods for producing at extremely high production speeds small pouches filled with tobacco or other granular, powdered or solid content. An endless web substrate, with or without flavor film thereon, is formed into a tubular shape with a longitudinal seam. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181469

Smoking article with heat resistant sheet material

A smoking article includes a sheet material including a fibrous layer formed of cellulosic fibres and at least 50% by weight of inorganic filler material having a particle size in range of from 0.1 microns and 50 microns, wherein the sheet material has a tensile strength of at least 900 n/m. The fibrous layer includes a binder material, such as an organic binder material. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166914

Reduction of tobacco-specific nitrosamines using genetic modification to elevate production of native antioxidants in tobacco

Cured tobacco having a lower concentration of tobacco specific nitrosamines, can be produced from a transgenic tobacco plant having a heterologous nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide that catalyzes production of active oxygen species. The heterologous nucleotide sequence is operably coupled to a regulatory nucleotide sequence that directs expression of the polypeptide. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157344

Bent capillary tube aerosol generator

An apparatus for generating aerosol comprises a capillary tube comprising at least one bend, fluid inlets, and an outlet along the bend. The capillary tube is heated to a temperature sufficient to volatilize fluid in the capillary tube, such that the volatilized fluid discharges from the outlet to form an aerosol.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150750

Immobilized diluents for smoking articles

Immobilized diluents in a smoking article are provided, wherein diluents can be immobilized through absorption and/or adsorption of the diluents into immobilizing materials, such as sorbents like silica gels. By immobilizing diluents, the diluents can be available for vaporization, while still being protected from migration and/or loss of the diluents in a smoking article.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087267

Air freshening device

An air freshening device includes a liquid supply operable to supply liquid fragrance material, a wick in contact with the liquid supply, a conductive mesh material operable to retain the liquid material in interstices thereof, and a power supply operable to apply voltage across the mesh material so as to heat the mesh material and the liquid fragrance material contained in interstices of the mesh material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid. The air freshening device is operable to substantially prevent deposition of the vaporized liquid material.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065002

Electrically heated smoking system

An electrically heated smoking system includes a secondary unit capable of receiving a smoking article having an aerosol-forming substrate. The secondary unit includes at least one heating element and an interface for connection to a primary power supply for supplying electrical power to the at least one heating element during a pre-heating mode, to increase the temperature of the aerosol-forming substrate to an operating temperature. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055589

Article including identification information for use in an electrically heated smoking system

A smoking article includes identification information encoded on the smoking article. The smoking article can be used with an electrically heated smoking system having a detector for detecting the smoking article and distinguishing the smoking article from other articles based on the identification information, a cleaning article includes identification information encoded on the cleaning article. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055569

Menthol cigarette

Cigarettes are provided which contain a filtering system and flavorants encapsulated with polyvinyl acetate, wherein deactivation of a sorbent by the flavorant is reduced through the encapsulation of the flavorant within the polyvinyl acetate. A preferred flavorant is menthol. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049144

Moist botanical pouch processing and moist oral botanical pouch products

An oral pouched product comprising a pouch containing moist botanical beads comprising compacted loose, fibrous moist botanical material and method of manufacture thereof. The loose, fibrous moist botanical material can comprise moist smokeless tobacco. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042220

Method of manufacturing smoking article with activated carbon sorbent and sodium bicarbonate-treated fibers

Filters and smoking articles include sodium bicarbonate-treated fibers and activated carbon capable of selectively removing one or more selected constituents from mainstream smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the sodium bicarbonate-treated fibers and activated carbon, and methods for treating mainstream smoke comprising the sodium bicarbonate-treated fibers and activated carbon are also provided.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035924

Aerosol generator including multi-component wick

An aerosol generator includes a composite conduit to transport multiple liquids to a heating element at flow rates such that the liquids arrive at the heating element in desirable concentrations. The heating element volatilizes the liquids to form volatilized fluid, which mixes with ambient air to form an aerosol with desirable concentrations of the multiple liquids.. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035104

Disintegratable plug wraps and their applications

A filter rod used in manufacture of a smoking article contains: (a) a rod of filter material, and (b) a plug wrap surrounding the rod of filter material. The overlapping side edges of the plug wrap are secured together with a plug wrap adhesive and the plug wrap adhesive comprises a disintegration accelerating agent. ... Philip Morris Usa Inc








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