R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Winston-Salem, NC, United States

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Winston-Salem, NC, United States
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2015-11-13

Provided herein is a tobacco recovery machine that automatically removes and separates a tobacco rod from formed cigarettes and slits the tipping paper surrounding the tobacco rod. The tobacco recovery machine includes a hopper that receives cigarettes. A feed mechanism individually feeds the cigarettes from the hopper and through a chopping mechanism that removes the filter rod from each cigarette leaving the cylindrical tobacco rod wrapped in the tipping paper. The tobacco recovery machine next feeds the tobacco rod of the cigarette through a slitting mechanism that slits the tipping paper wrapping surrounding the tobacco. The slitting mechanism axially slits the tipping paper along the tobacco rod such that the tobacco product can separate from the tipping paper.


Patent
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2017-03-27

A smokeless tobacco product is provided that includes a tobacco material in the form of a tobacco extract, a particulate tobacco material, or a combination thereof. In some embodiments, the smokeless tobacco product is substantially translucent. Methods for making and using the smokeless tobacco product are also provided. The smokeless tobacco product can include isomalt, maltitol syrup, particulate tobacco, and a translucent tobacco extract prepared by ultrafiltration.


Patent
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2016-01-12

An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a housing defining a reservoir configured to retain aerosol precursor composition. The aerosol delivery device also includes a plurality of electronic components interconnected by or connected to one or more conductors, and these electronic components include a heating element, a control component and a Hall effect current sensor. The control component is configured to operate in an active mode in which the control component is configured to control the heating element to activate and vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition. The Hall effect current sensor is positioned proximate a conductor of the one or more conductors, and configured to measure to a current through the conductor. And the control component is configured to control operation of at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device in response to the current so measured.


Patent
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2016-01-20

An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes a substrate configured to carry an aerosol precursor composition, and includes an induction transmitter, induction receiver and control component. The induction transmitter is configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field. The induction receiver is positioned in proximity to the substrate, and configured to generate heat when exposed to the oscillating magnetic field and thereby vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition. The control component is configured to direct current to the induction transmitter to drive the induction transmitter to generate the oscillating magnetic field, with the control component being configured to direct the current according to a zero voltage switching (ZVS) inverter topology.


Patent
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2017-08-02

Provided here is a smokeless tobacco product, comprising a tobacco composition and an encapsulating composition coating the tobacco composition, wherein the encapsulating composition comprises methyl salicylate, and also a method for producing the smokeless tobacco product. Further provided is a tobacco product package, comprising a casing comprising an outer rim, and a removable lid enclosing the outer rim of the casing, wherein the outer rim is coated with a coating layer comprising methyl salicylate, and also a method for producing the tobacco product package.


Patent
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2017-03-01

Systems and methods are provided for translation and validation of representations of data for use in retail transactions. The systems and methods may be implemented by a device including at least one circuit. In some implementations a device may comprise a scanning component and a display component. The scanning component may be operable to capture data corresponding to a first representation of the data. The screen may be operable to display a second representation of the data. The data may correspond to coupon data associated with the sale of a product.


Patent
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2017-01-18

A smoking article package inspection system configured to inspect a smoking article package is provided. The system includes imaging devices configured to capture images of the smoking article package and an analysis unit configured to analyze the images captured by the imaging devices and determine whether the smoking article package is defective. The imaging devices may be positioned and configured to capture images of the smoking article package at least one of: before and after enclosing a plurality of smoking articles in the smoking article package, before and after printing an identifier on the smoking article package, and before and after wrapping the smoking article package with an outer wrapper. A related method is also provided.


Patent
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2017-02-08

A dispensing system (100) for a tobacco-related product (300) is provided, including a tubular member (200) having a dispensing end (250), and a heterogeneous tobacco-related product (300) received within the tubular member (200). A dispensing mechanism (400) is operably engaged with the tubular member (200), and is configured to direct an amount of the heterogeneous tobacco-related product (300) outwardly of the tubular member (200) through the dispensing end (250) for consumption by a user. An associated method is also provided.


A package that may be employed to store a tobacco-containing material is provided. The package may include a container and a valve assembly. The container may include a body portion and a cover configured to engage the body portion. The body portion may define an internal space therein. The valve assembly may be configured to affect an atmosphere within the internal space of the container. For example, the valve assembly may remain closed except when releasing pressure from the internal space. Thereby, by way of further example, the valve assembly may vent the container so as to avoid damage thereto, while reducing moisture loss from the tobacco-containing material stored in the internal space.


Patent
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company | Date: 2017-04-05

The invention provides certain nicotine salts, co-crystals, and salt co-crystals and provides novel polymorphic forms of certain nicotine salts. In particular, nicotine salts with mucic acid, 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and crystalline polymorphic forms of nicotine 4-acetamidobenzoate, nicotine gentisate, and nicotine 1-hydroxy-2-naphthoate are described. The invention further provides methods of preparation and characterization of such nicotine salts, co-crystals, and salt co-crystals and polymorphic forms thereof. In addition, tobacco products, including smoking articles, smokeless tobacco products, and electronic smoking articles comprising nicotine salts, co-crystals, and/or salt co-crystals are also provided.

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