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Charles T Higgins, Wynn R Raymond, Francis M Sprinkel: Electrical smoking article using liquid tobacco flavor medium delivery system. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, James T Moore, September 16, 1997: US05666977 (301 worldwide citation)

A smoking article and method is provided in which a liquid tobacco flavor generating system is used to deliver a liquid tobacco flavor medium to a heater to generate a predetermined quantity of tobacco flavor substance for delivery to a smoker. The article includes an electrical heating means, a tob ...


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Seetharama C Deevi, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Herbert Herman, Charles T Higgins, Michael L Watkins, Bruce E Waymack, Sung Yi: Heater for an electric flavor-generating article. Philip Morris Incorporated, Kevin B Osborne, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, June 21, 1994: US05322075 (276 worldwide citation)

A smoking article is provided in which a flavor-generating medium is heated electrically to release an aerosol for inhalation by a consumer. The smoking article includes a heater having resistive heating elements printed on a flexible substrate. The heater can be manufactured by circuit board mass p ...


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Mary E Counts, Seetharama C Deevi, Grier S Fleischhauer, Mohammad R Hajalogol, Patrick H Hayes, Charles T Higgins, Willie G Houck Jr, Billy J Keen Jr, Bernard C Laroy, Peter J Lipowicz, Donald E Miser, Constance H Nichols, William H Stevens, Mantharam Subbiah, Michael L Watkins, Susan E Wrenn: Electrical smoking system for delivering flavors and method for making same. Philip Morris Incorporated, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, February 14, 1995: US05388594 (222 worldwide citation)

A smoking system is provided in which a replaceable cigarette containing tobacco flavor material is electrically heated by a set of electrical heater elements contained within a lighter to evolve tobacco flavors or other components in vapor or aerosol form for delivery to a smoker. The cigarette and ...


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Alfred L Collins, Mary Ellen Counts, Amitabh Das, Seetharama C Deevi, Grier S Fleischhauer, Charles T Higgins, Willie G Houck Jr, Billy J Keen Jr, Robert E Lee III, A Clifton Lilly Jr, D Bruce Losee Jr, Hugh J McCafferty, Constance H Nichols, Wynn R Raymond, Robert L Ripley, Renzer R Ritt Sr, G Robert Scott, F Murphy Sprinkel, Michael L Watkins, Susan E Wrenn, Francis V Utsch: Flavor generating article. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, James T Moore, February 2, 1999: US05865185 (191 worldwide citation)

A smoking article is provided in which a replaceable tobacco flavor unit containing tobacco flavor material is electrically heated by a set of permanent reusable heaters to evolve flavors or other components in vapor or aerosol form for delivery to a smoker. Each heater heats only a portion of the a ...


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Grier S Fleischhauer, Charles T Higgins, D Bruce Losee, J Robert Nelson Jr, Robert L Ripley, Masato Sano, David E Sharpe, Michael L Watkins: Power controller and method of operating an electrical smoking system. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, Kevin B Osborne, Clinton H Hallman Jr, March 21, 2000: US06040560 (156 worldwide citation)

A novel controller in an electrical smoking system and method, wherein the method includes the steps of: establishing a preferred thermal pathway to be executed with each heater activation responsively to a puff on an electrically heated cigarette; configuring a power cycle in accordance with the de ...


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Hugh J McCafferty, Charles T Higgins, William L Lucas Sr: Method and apparatus for controlling the supply of energy to a heating load in a smoking article. Philip Morris Incorporated, Kevin B Osborne, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, December 13, 1994: US05372148 (142 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for controlling energy flow into a heating load array of a smoking article are provided. In response to a pressure drop in the mouthpiece of the smoking article, a selected load in the heating load array is switchably connected to a power supply. Energy delivered to the loa ...


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Alfred L Collins, Mary E Counts, Amitabh Das, Seetharama C Deevi, Grier S Fleischhauer, Charles T Higgins, Willie G Houck Jr, Billy J Keen Jr, Robert E Lee III, A Clifton Lilly Jr, D Bruce Losee Jr, Hugh J McCafferty, Constance H Nichols, Wynn R Raymond, Robert L Ripley, Renzer R Ritt Sr, G Robert Scott, F Murphy Sprinkel, Michael L Watkins, Susan E Wrenn, Francis V Utsch: Flavor generating article and method for making same. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, Kevin B Osborne, March 25, 1997: US05613504 (126 worldwide citation)

A smoking article is provided in which a replaceable tobacco flavor unit containing tobacco flavor material is electrically heated by a set of permanent reusable heaters to evolve flavors or other components in vapor or aerosol form for delivery to a smoker. Each heater heats only a portion of the a ...


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Mohammad R Hajaligol, Grier S Fleischhauer, Seetharama C Deevi, Charles T Higgins, Patrick H Hayes, Herbert Herman, Robert V Gansert, Alfred L Collins, Billy J Keen Jr, Bernard C Laroy, A Clifton Lilly Jr: Tubular heater for use in an electrical smoking article. Philip Morris Incorporated, James T Moore, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, September 9, 1997: US05665262 (123 worldwide citation)

A cylindrical tube is provided of a mechanically strong and flexible electrical conductor such as a metal and has a plurality of separated regions. An electrically insulating layer such as a ceramic is applied on the outer surface except for one exposed portion. Electrically resistive heaters are th ...


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Clinton E Blake, John R Hairfield Jr, Charles T Higgins, H Neal Nunnally, Robert L Ripley: Electrically heated smoking system and methods for supplying electrical power from a lithium ion power source. Philip Morris Incorporated, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, October 12, 2004: US06803545 (120 worldwide citation)

An electrically heating smoking system wherein tobacco smoke is generated by heating a portion of a cigarette with an electrical resistance heating element powered by lithium ion battery cells. The lithium ion battery cells supply current to the electrical resistance heating element with current up ...


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John M Campbell, Grier S Fleischhauer, Charles T Higgins, Robert L Ripley, David E Sharpe, Michael L Watkins, Susan E Wrenn: Inductive heating systems for smoking articles. Philip Morris Incorporated, James T Moore, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, March 25, 1997: US05613505 (118 worldwide citation)

An induction heating source is provided for use with an electrical smoking article. The induction heating source provides an alternating electromagnetic field which inductively heats a susceptor in thermal proximity with tobacco flavor medium to generate aerosols. A plurality of induction heaters ar ...