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Mary E Counts, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Constance H Morgan, Ulysses Smith, Francis M Sprinkel, Francis V Utsch: Flavor-delivery article. Philip Morris Incorporated, Jeffrey H Ingerman, September 8, 1992: US05144962 (355 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for releasing flavor components from a flavor-generating medium using an electric heating element are provided. A non-combustion flavor-generating article uses electrical energy to power a heating element which heats tobacco or other flavorants. The flavor-generating medium is ...


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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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Michael L Watkins, Mohammad R Hajaligol: Electronic smoking system. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James T Moore, Kevin B Osborne, August 10, 1999: US05934289 (246 worldwide citation)

A novel photonic-electronic smoking system comprising a cigarette and a photonic operated electronic lighter, together with methodologies of smoking a cigarette, the lighter comprising a receptacle for removably receiving a cigarette; a photonic source; an optical train establishing a plurality of o ...


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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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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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John M Adams, Michael S Braunshteyn, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Wesley G Sanderson: Heater and method for efficiently generating an aerosol from an indexing substrate. Philip Morris Incorporated, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, April 25, 2000: US06053176 (192 worldwide citation)

A system for heating a cigarette to evolve an aerosol upon consumer request comprises a cigarette and a lighter. The lighter includes a housing into which the cigarette is inserted, and a stationary heater inside the housing is positioned in thermal proximity to the cigarette. The cigarette is rotat ...


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Seetharama C Deevi, Mohammad R Hajaligol: Flat ceramic heater having discrete heating zones. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, Kevin B Osborne, April 18, 1995: US05408574 (152 worldwide citation)

A plurality of resistive heating elements and conductive elements are screenprinted onto a ceramic substrate to form a heater having multiple resistive heating elements. Slots formed between adjacent resistive heating elements members provide air gaps to thermally insulate each heating element from ...


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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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Mary Ellen Counts, William J Crowe, John L Felter, Grier S Fleischhauer, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Patrick H Hayes, Willie G Houck, H Neal Nunnally: Heater fixture of an electrical smoking system. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, Kevin B Osborne, James T Moore, September 21, 1999: US05954979 (120 worldwide citation)

A novel electrical smoking system and method of establishing resistance to draw upon a cigarette while smoking a cigarette in an electrical smoking system comprising the step of operatively interposing a frit between a source of ambient air and the cigarette.


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Seetharama C Deevi, Mohammad R Hajaligol, Pamela D Lieberman, Walter A Nichols, Michael L Watkins: Heater having a multiple-layer ceramic substrate and method of fabrication. Philip Morris Incorporated, Kevin B Osborne, James E Schardt, Charles E B Glenn, November 21, 1995: US05468936 (115 worldwide citation)

A heater having a multiple-layer ceramic substrate and a method for fabricating the heater are provided. The heater consists-of a plurality of ceramic layers which are laminated to form a single ceramic substrate. A plurality of resistive heating elements are deposited onto the multiple-layer cerami ...