04893639 is referenced by 66 patents and cites 43 patents.

The present invention is directed to densified particulate materials and to a process of preparing such materials.

The present invention is also related to cigarette-type smoking articles utilizing the densified particulate materials of the present invention as an extender of the fuel and/or as a flavor enhancer.

In cigarette-type smoking articles, the densified particulate material of the present invention may also serve as a substrate or carrier for an aerosol forming substance. The use of densified particulate tobacco, in whole or in part, as such a substrate affords many advantages heretofore unavailable in cigarette-type smoking articles.

The use of the densified particulate materials of the present invention in conventional tobacco products, e.g., cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and the like, affords advantages heretofore unavailable. Preferably, a mixture of densified carbon and densified tobacco is used, both as an extender/filler and as a flavor enhancer.

Title
Densified particulate materials for smoking products and process for preparing the same
Application Number
6/888534
Publication Number
4893639
Application Date
July 22, 1986
Publication Date
January 16, 1990
Inventor
Jackie L White
Pfafftown
NC, US
Agent
David G Conlin
Grover M Myers
Assignee
R J Reynolds Tobacco Company
NC, US
IPC
A24D 1/18
A24C 15/18
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