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Grier S Fleischhauer, Patrick H Hayes, Constance H Morgan, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Michael L Watkins, Walter A Nichols, David E Sharpe, Mary E Counts: Heater for use in an electrical smoking system. Philip Morris Incorporated, James T Moore, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, January 7, 1997: US05591368 (241 worldwide citation)

A provided heater comprises a supporting hub and a plurality of electrically resistive heater blades defining a receptacle to receive an inserted cigarette. Each blade comprises a first heater blade leg having a first end and a second end and extending at the first end from the supporting hub, a sec ...


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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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John M Adams, William J Crowe, Grier S Fleischhauer, Jay A Fournier, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Willie G Houck Jr, Donald B Losee, Constance H Morgan, John D Naworal, H Neal Nunnally, John B Paine III, Wynn R Raymond, Robert L Ripley, Jeffrey I Seeman, Francis M Sprinkel, Michael L Watkins: Method and apparatus for using, cleaning, and maintaining electrical heat sources and lighters useful in smoking systems and other apparatuses. Philip Morris Incorporated, James T Moore, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, March 9, 1999: US05878752 (214 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for cleaning an electrical lighter are provided. A sleeve, e.g., ceramic or metal, surrounds the heater fixture, and a resistive heating element is in thermal proximity with the sleeve. The resistive heating element is either a dedicated element or the cigarette heating eleme ...


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F Murphy Sprinkel, Amitabh Das, Grier S Fleischhauer, Everett C Grollimund, Willie G Houck Jr, Peter J Lipowicz, Ulysses Smith, James M Washington, Susan E Wrenn: Electrical lighter with a rotatable tobacco supply. Philip Morris Incorporated, James T Moore, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, July 22, 1997: US05649554 (198 worldwide citation)

A lighter is provided having a tobacco flavor heating system which includes a rotatable tobacco containing disc or spiral. This disc or spiral is registered in thermal proximity to a heating element and heated to generate tobacco flavors in response to a sensor. The disc and spiral are sized to prov ...


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Alfred L Collins, Mary E Counts, Grier S Fleischhauer, Willie G Houck Jr, Billy J Keen Jr, D Bruce Losee Jr, Constance H Nichols, Wynn R Raymond, F Murphy Sprinkel, Michael L Watkins, Susan E Wrenn, Francis V Utsch: Electrical smoking article and method for making same. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, Kevin B Osborne, April 9, 1996: US05505214 (194 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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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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Mark A Serrano, Kenneth S Houghton, Harry V Lanzillotti, Edward B Sanders, A Clifton Lilly Jr, Charles R Hayward, John R Hearn, D Bruce Losee Jr, Grier S Fleischhauer, Willie G Houck: Smoking article. Philip Morris Incorporated, Kevin B Osborne, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, September 13, 1994: US05345951 (164 worldwide citation)

A smoking article in which a flavored aerosol is generated by heat transfer to a flavor bed from the combustion of a heat source is provided. The article generates substantially no sidestream smoke. The transfer of heat from the heat source to the flavor bed is accomplished by convective and radiati ...


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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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Seetharama C Deevi, Grier S Fleischhauer, Billy J Keen Jr: Reinforced carbon heater with discrete heating zones. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, Kevin B Osborne, October 11, 1994: US05353813 (153 worldwide citation)

A bladed tubular array for use as a heating element in an electrical smoking article, and a tobacco flavor element for such an article based thereon, are provided. The integral carbon heater preferably provides eight thermally and electrically discrete heating zones to provide an optimized heating z ...


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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 ...