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Carleton G Merritt, Winston H Wingerd, David J Keller: Encapsulated flavorant material, method for its preparation, and food and other compositions incorporating same. Borden, George P Maskas, Kenneth P Van Wyck, May 7, 1985: US04515769 (129 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an encapsulated flavorant composition for use in food and other compositions intended for introduction into the mouth. This composition is prepared by the steps of forming an emulsion of flavoring agent in a partially hydrophilic matrix material comprising gelatin, a natural g ...


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Michael J Mullins, Barry S Smith, Michael R Pudas: System and method for optically inspecting cigarettes by detecting the lengths of cigarette sections. Philip Morris Incorporated, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, June 13, 2000: US06075882 (105 worldwide citation)

An inspection station irradiates a moving cigarette with a one or more strobed arrays of infrared LEDs. The infrared radiation which passes through the cigarette is received by a video camera, which forms a digital image of the cigarette. A computer then detects the edges of the digital image of the ...


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John M Adams, Mikhail S Braunshteyn, Mary Ellen Counts, Gerald M Dale, Charles W Harris, Donald H Jones, Billy J Keen Jr, Wesley G Sanderson, Barry S Smith, Brett W Stevenson, Susan E Wrenn: Cigarette and method of manufacturing cigarette for electrical smoking system. Philip Morris Incorporated, Charles E B Glenn, James E Schardt, Kevin B Osborne, September 16, 1997: US05666976 (100 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing cigarettes including the steps of establishing a succession of 2-up hollow plugs in alternating relation to 2-up tobacco plugs and wrapping same in a tobacco web and overwrap, severing the resultant continuous rod at mid points of preselected 2-up tobacco plugs and severing ...


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Uwe Heitmann, Joachim Buchegger, Werner Hinz: Apparatus for increasing the permeability of wrapping material for rod-shaped smokers products. Hauni Werke Korber & Co KG, Peter K Kontler, August 4, 1981: US04281670 (96 worldwide citation)

Webs which are to be converted into wrappers for filter rod sections, cigars, cigarillos or cigarettes, or the wrappers of such articles, are perforated by one or more laser beams in the machine wherein the articles are produced. The permeability of wrappers can be changed by increasing or reducing ...


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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 (86 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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James W Pryor, John L Nelson, Clifford R Marritt: Rod making apparatus for smoking article manufacture. R J Reynolds Tobacco Company, February 28, 1989: US04807809 (76 worldwide citation)

Rods for use in the manufacture of smoking products are provided using a rod making apparatus equipped with a web preforming unit. A web of sheet-like material is passed through the web preforming unit and is pleated to form a rod-like composite. The rod-like composite then is circumscribed with wra ...


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Carl C Green Jr, John D Welch, Henry A Hauser, Diane R Frye: Rods containing pelletized material. R J Reynolds Tobacco Company, September 5, 1989: US04862905 (72 worldwide citation)

Cigarette filter rods having individual pellets positioned at predetermined intervals therein are prepared by cutting a strand of plasticized material into pellets which are then inserted into a web of filter tow. A wheel having a series of grooves is rotated within a rim-like housing, and introduct ...


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Robert Leonard Meiring, Vernon Brent Barnes, Max Warren Cole, Keith Stanley Moser, Jeffrey Kane Rogers: Components for smoking articles and process for making same. R J Reynolds Tobacco Co, Grover M Myers, David G Conlin, March 17, 1998: US05727571 (61 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are new fuel components for smoking articles such as cigarettes, new methods of making such fuel components, and cigarettes or other smoking articles incorporating the new fuel components. Fuel components for smoking articles are formed by continuously extruding a composition to form a pre ...


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Peter Brand: Method and apparatus for regulating the operation of machines for the production of cigarettes or the like. Hauni Werke Korber & Co KG, Peter K Kontler, October 2, 1984: US04474190 (60 worldwide citation)

Pileups of tobacco particles at or between the inlet of the draping mechanism and the stream forming station in a cigarette maker are ascertained by a device which monitors the density of successive increments of the cigarette stream prior or subsequent to trimming or the extent of deformation of th ...


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Heitmann Bob, Ringe Werner: Apparatus for wrapping filler rods of tobacco or the like. Hauni Werke Korber & Co KG, Striker Michael S, October 28, 1975: US3915176 (57 worldwide citation)

The web draping device, the filler-condensing finger and the device which advances the filler lengthwise at the wrapping station of a cigarette rod making machine are mounted on a common holder which is pivotable between operative and inoperative positions about an axis which is normal to the direct ...



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