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1.

AEROSOL-FORMING SUBSTRATE AND AEROSOL-DELIVERY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18606395
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-15
First Publication Date 2024-07-04
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Mironov, Oleg
  • Zinovik, Ihar Nikolaevich

Abstract

There is described an aerosol-forming substrate for use in combination with an inductive heating device. The aerosol-forming substrate comprises a solid material which is capable of releasing volatile compounds that can form an aerosol upon heating of the aerosol-forming substrate and at least a first susceptor material for heating the aerosol-forming substrate. The at least first susceptor material is arranged in thermal proximity of the solid material. The aerosol-forming substrate further comprises at least a second susceptor material which has a second Curie-temperature which is lower than a first Curie-temperature of the first susceptor material. The second Curie-temperature of the second susceptor material corresponds to a predefined maximum heating temperature of the first susceptor material. There is also described an aerosol-delivery system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24B 15/12 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of reconstituted tobacco
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications
  • H05B 6/38 - Coil arrangements specially adapted for fitting into hollow spaces of workpieces
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors

2.

HEATER ASSEMBLY HAVING HEATER ELEMENT ISOLATED FROM LIQUID SUPPLY

      
Application Number 18608486
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-07-04
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Mironov, Oleg
  • Courbat, Jerome Christian
  • Stura, Enrico

Abstract

A vaporizer assembly for an electrically operated aerosol-generating device, including: a substantially planar heating element having a first side and a second side opposite the first side; a liquid transport medium having a first side in contact with the second side of the heating element, and having a second side opposite to the first side, the medium having a capillary structure to transport liquid parallel to the second side of the heating element, the heating element extending over a first area of the first side of the medium; a liquid supply conduit having a first end in contact with the second side of the medium and extending over only a second area of the second side of the medium, the conduit further including a second end opposite the first end to receive a liquid; and a liquid retention material or capillary material in the conduit to transport liquid.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/44 - Wicks
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/48 - Fluid transfer means, e.g. pumps
  • A24F 40/57 - Temperature control
  • H05B 1/02 - Automatic switching arrangements specially adapted to heating apparatus
  • H05B 3/34 - Heating elements having extended surface area substantially in a two-dimensional plane, e.g. plate-heater flexible, e.g. heating nets or webs
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors

3.

INHALER ARTICLE HOLDER WITH ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE

      
Application Number 18038899
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Dayioglu, Onur

Abstract

An inhaler article holder for an inhaler article including a housing defining a housing cavity and an outer surface and a sleeve positioned within the housing cavity. The sleeve is arranged to receive an inhaler article and the sleeve is movable within the housing cavity between a first position and a second position. A piercing element is arranged to pierce the inhaler article received within the sleeve when the sleeve is in the second position. The sleeve is electrically coupled to the housing to form a static electricity discharge circuit when the housing is electrically grounded.

IPC Classes  ?

4.

CONTROL OF AEROSOL PRODUCTION IN AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18597573
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-06
First Publication Date 2024-06-27
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Bilat, Stephane
  • Colotte, Guillaume
  • Ng Wai Leong, Daryl
  • Chang, Ho Keat

Abstract

A method of controlling aerosol production in an aerosol-generating system is provided, the system including: data storage, an aerosol-generating element, a flow channel configured to provide an air flow past the element when a user puffs on the system, and a flow sensor configured to detect the air flow; and the method including: increasing a power supplied to the element from a first power to at least a second power when the flow sensor detects that a flow rate of the air flow is greater than a first threshold, storing measurements taken by the flow sensor in the data storage, using measurements stored in the data storage to intermittently calculate an estimate of a remaining volume of the puff, and decreasing the power supplied to a third power when the estimate of the remaining volume is less than a second threshold being or indicative of a measure of volume.

IPC Classes  ?

5.

Aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29922048
Grant Number D1032933
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-20
First Publication Date 2024-06-25
Grant Date 2024-06-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Tan, Kwang Beng

6.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE COMPRISING A WRAPPER WITH AN OVERLAPPING REGION

      
Application Number 18286015
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-08
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Louvet, Alexis Julien

Abstract

An aerosol-generating article (10) comprising an aerosol-forming substrate (11) and a wrapper (30) that circumscribes the aerosol-forming substrate. The wrapper defines an overlapping region (41) in which the wrapper overlaps itself, the overlapping region comprising a first section (42) and a second section (43) externally disposed on the first section. The second section comprises a fold (44) which defines a folded section (45) at one end of the wrapper, and the folded section is sandwiched between the first section and the second section. An outer adhesive is disposed between the folded section and the second section.

IPC Classes  ?

7.

HEATER ASSEMBLY HAVING A SEALED AIRFLOW PATHWAY

      
Application Number 18552232
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Bessant, Michel
  • Capelli, Sébastien
  • Saade Latorre, Eva
  • Yim, Jun Wei
  • Turrini, Enrico
  • How, Jun Jie

Abstract

A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating device is provided, the heater assembly including: a first heater casing including an air inlet; a second heater casing including an aerosol outlet; and a heating chamber configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate, the heating chamber being in fluid communication with both the air inlet and the aerosol outlet and being configured to define an airflow pathway through the heater assembly; a heater mount, the heating chamber being mounted on the heater mount; and a seal configured to seal the airflow pathway, the seal being mounted on the heater mount such that the seal is spaced apart from the heating chamber, and the seal being mounted on a first end of the heater mount and the heating chamber is mounted on a second end of the heater mount, the second end being axially opposite the first end.

IPC Classes  ?

8.

CONTAINER FOR ELECTRONIC VAPORIZER DEVICE

      
Application Number 18591552
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Bogran, Jon
  • Greenfield, Matthew
  • Nysen, Peter
  • Bhardwaj, Neeraj S.
  • Bleloch, Andrew L.

Abstract

An electronic vaporizer device is provided, including: a cartridge to hold a vaporizable substance and including a base section and a side section coupled to the base section at a first end of the side section, an air outlet being defined at a second end of the side section, the side section including one or more apertures located in the side section, the apertures to allow air to flow into an interior of the cartridge when air flows out of the air outlet defined at the second end, and the base and side sections defining a fluid reservoir; a susceptor element located within the cartridge; and an induction heating element inductively coupled to the susceptor element and not in contact with the susceptor element, the cartridge further including a shielding element, the shielding element being located within the cartridge, and the susceptor element being located within the shielding element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/44 - Wicks
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

9.

SUBSTRATE FOR DELIVERING A BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBSTANCE

      
Application Number 18285550
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-13
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Atabekyan, Mari Liova
  • Farmazyan, Zoya Melik
  • Grigoryan, Stepan Grigor
  • Lavanant, Laurent
  • Topuzyan, Vigen Onik

Abstract

A substrate (12) for delivering a biologically active substance. the substrate (12) comprising: a cross-linked silicone matrix formed by cross-linking a silicone polymer using at least one crosslinking agent comprising a tetraalkoxysilane, the cross-linked silicone matrix defining a plurality of domains, and a composition contained within the domains of the cross-linked silicone matrix, wherein the composition comprises: at least one monomeric glycol and at least one biologically active substance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61K 9/70 - Web, sheet or filament bases
  • A24B 15/32 - Treatment of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes by chemical substances by organic substances by acyclic compounds
  • A61K 9/00 - Medicinal preparations characterised by special physical form
  • A61K 31/435 - Heterocyclic compounds having nitrogen as a ring hetero atom, e.g. guanethidine or rifamycins having six-membered rings with one nitrogen as the only ring hetero atom
  • C08K 5/053 - Polyhydroxylic alcohols
  • C08K 5/5415 - Silicon-containing compounds containing oxygen containing at least one Si—O bond
  • C08L 83/04 - Polysiloxanes

10.

EXTRACTOR FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18416209
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-18
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Mahler, Boris
  • Ruscio, Dani
  • Greim, Olivier

Abstract

An elongated aerosol-generating device to receive an aerosol-generating article is provided, including a heater extending longitudinally and to penetrate an internal portion of the article; and an extractor to extract the article and being slidable between first and second positions, the first being an operating position with the heater contacting the article, and the second being an extraction position with the heater separated from the article, the extractor being removable for cleaning and including a cavity to receive the article, a first aperture defined through an end-wall of the cavity for the heater to penetrate the cavity when the extractor is moved between the second and the first positions, the extractor defining an air-flow channel to allow air flow into the cavity, an inlet of the air-flow channel being radially-outward of the first aperture, and the first aperture and the air-flow channel arranged to retain debris from the article.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • A61M 15/00 - Inhalators
  • A61M 15/06 - Inhaling appliances shaped like cigars, cigarettes or pipes

11.

Sleeve for smokers' accessories

      
Application Number 29790191
Grant Number D1032073
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-10
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Leung, Hoi Tung

12.

METHOD FOR CHECKING AN AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE FOR MANUFACTURING DEFECTS

      
Application Number 18286155
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-07
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Natali, Luca
  • Balboni, Matteo

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for checking an aerosol-generating article for manufacturing defects, comprising: —recording several 2-dimensional surface profiles of the aerosol-generating article while rotating the aerosol-generating article, —combining several surface profiles recorded at different rotation angles to obtain a 3-dimensional surface profile, calculating a maximum height difference of the 3-dimensional surface profile, and —rejecting the aerosol-generating article if the maximum height difference of its 3-dimensional surface profile is above a threshold value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24C 5/34 - Examining cigarettes or the rod, e.g. for regulating the feeding of tobacco; Removing defective cigarettes
  • A24C 5/32 - Separating, ordering, counting or examining cigarettes ; Regulating the feeding of tobacco according to rod or cigarette condition

13.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE WITH MULTI-MATERIAL SUSCEPTOR

      
Application Number 18582052
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-20
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Mironov, Oleg
  • Zinovik, Ihar Nikolaevich
  • Fursa, Oleg

Abstract

An aerosol-generating article is provided, including: an aerosol-forming substrate; and a susceptor configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate, the susceptor including a first susceptor material and a second susceptor material being different from the first susceptor material, the second susceptor material being plated, deposited, or welded onto the first susceptor material, the susceptor being an elongate susceptor having a length dimension that is greater than a width dimension thereof or than a thickness dimension thereof, and the second susceptor material having a Curie temperature that is lower than 500° C. An aerosol-generating system is also provided, including: an electrically-operated aerosol-generating device having an inductor configured to produce an alternating magnetic field, and the aerosol-generating article. A method of using the aerosol-generating article is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • A24F 40/50 - Control or monitoring
  • H05B 6/06 - Control, e.g. of temperature, of power
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

14.

COMPOSITION COMPRISING A EUKARYOTIC MICROALGAE OR AN EXTRACT THEREOF FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF A VIRAL DISEASE

      
Application Number 18554492
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-13
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Hoeng, Julia
  • Van Der Toorn, Marco
  • Renggli, Kasper
  • Astrologo, Letizia

Abstract

A composition is provided, including eukaryotic microalgae or an extract thereof for treatment of a viral disease such as coronavirus, and for use as an inhibitor of the binding of Spike protein receptor binding domain (RBD) to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2). A compound derivable from the eukaryotic microalgae is also provided for treatment of a viral disease. A composition is also provided, including prokaryotic microalgae or an extract thereof for treatment of a viral disease.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61K 36/05 - Chlorophycota or chlorophyta (green algae), e.g. Chlorella
  • A61P 31/14 - Antivirals for RNA viruses

15.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALIGNING ROD-SHAPED ARTICLES

      
Application Number 18551917
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-28
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Bosi, Luca
  • Battisti, Filippo

Abstract

An apparatus for aligning rod-shaped articles including a reference element is provided, the apparatus including: a conveyor configured to accommodate and to transport a rod-shaped article including a reference element; a holder configured to hold the article in the conveyor, the holder allowing temporary rotation of the article; a detection device configured to detect a rotational position of the article by detecting a position of the reference element; a mechanical positioner configured to rotate the article held by the holder around a longitudinal axis of the article; and a controller configured to submit information on the rotational position of the reference element of the article provided by the detection device to an actuator of the mechanical positioner, the actuator being configured to activate the mechanical positioner such that the article is rotated around the longitudinal axis from a detected position to a defined position by the mechanical positioner.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24C 5/32 - Separating, ordering, counting or examining cigarettes ; Regulating the feeding of tobacco according to rod or cigarette condition
  • A24C 5/01 - Making cigarettes for simulated smoking devices
  • A24C 5/34 - Examining cigarettes or the rod, e.g. for regulating the feeding of tobacco; Removing defective cigarettes

16.

INDOOR AIRFLOW INDICATORS FOR EXHALED CONSTITUENTS

      
Application Number 18285682
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-04
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Elliott-Bowman, Bernadette
  • Duffy, David Michael

Abstract

A method or system for indicating an exhale direction for a user to exhale after drawing on an aerosol generating device. The method may include or the system may be configured to determine an air pattern in proximity to an aerosol generating device and indicate the exhale direction based on the air pattern.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/51 - Arrangement of sensors
  • A24F 40/60 - Devices with integrated user interfaces
  • A24F 47/00 - Smokers’ requisites not otherwise provided for
  • G01P 5/00 - Measuring speed of fluids, e.g. of air stream; Measuring speed of bodies relative to fluids, e.g. of ship, of aircraft

17.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18441782
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-14
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Stura, Enrico
  • Tingström, Torsten Richard Mathias
  • Valdez Rojas, Ezequiel Martin
  • Oliana, Valerio

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided for heating an aerosol-forming substrate to generate an inhalable aerosol during a usage session, the aerosol-generating device including: control electronics; and an outer lighting area partially or wholly surrounding an inner lighting area, the control electronics being coupled to the outer and the inner lighting areas and configured to: i) selectively activate one of the outer and inner lighting areas to generate a first predetermined light emission conveying first data indicative of a state of the aerosol-generating device, and ii) selectively activate the other of the outer and inner lighting areas to generate a second predetermined light emission conveying second data indicative of a state of the aerosol-generating device, the first data and the second data being different from one another.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/60 - Devices with integrated user interfaces
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/50 - Control or monitoring
  • F21V 33/00 - Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for

18.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH HEATING COATING

      
Application Number 18430281
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-01
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Van Lancker, Pieter
  • Vancraeynest, Louis-Philippe
  • Desnerck, Simon

Abstract

A portable battery-powered aerosol-generating device for generating an inhalable aerosol is provided, the portable battery-powered aerosol-generating device including a heating element, the heating element including electrically resistive particles and a polymer binder, and the electrically resistive particles being embedded in the binder. A heating element for the portable battery-powered aerosol generating device is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • H05B 3/22 - Heating elements having extended surface area substantially in a two-dimensional plane, e.g. plate-heater non-flexible
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/70 - Manufacture

19.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH PHOTONIC HEATING MEANS

      
Application Number 18552294
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-24
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Capelli, Sebastien
  • Emmett, Robert William
  • Gonzalez Florez, Ana Isabel

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a heating chamber configured to receive an aerosol-forming substrate; and a heater assembly configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate, the heater assembly including a photonic device configured to generate a beam of electromagnetic radiation, the aerosol-generating device being configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate by directing the beam of electromagnetic radiation onto the aerosol-forming substrate, and the heating chamber being arranged between the photonic device and a mouth-end of the aerosol-generating device with respect to a longitudinal axis of the aerosol-generating device. An aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating device and an aerosol-generating article is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means

20.

HEATER ASSEMBLY HAVING A FASTENER

      
Application Number 18552308
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-01
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Capelli, Sébastien
  • Saade Latorre, Eva
  • Turrini, Enrico

Abstract

A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating device is provided, the heater assembly including: a first heater casing including an air inlet; a second heater casing including an aerosol outlet; and a heating chamber configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate, the heating chamber being in fluid communication with both the air inlet and aerosol outlet to define an airflow pathway through the heater assembly, the heating chamber being arranged between the first and the second heater casings, and the first and the second heater casings are attached to each other by a fastener, the fastener being configured to exert an axial force on the first and the second heater casings to urge axially opposing internal surfaces of the first and the second heater casings into sealing engagement with respective axially opposing end surfaces of the heating chamber to seal the airflow pathway.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/70 - Manufacture
  • H05B 3/46 - Heating elements having the shape of rods or tubes non-flexible heating conductor mounted on insulating base

21.

DIELECTRICALLY HEATED AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH SEGMENTED HEATER

      
Application Number 18547534
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-02
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Gonzalez Florez, Ana Isabel
  • Mancini, Roberto
  • Turrini, Enrico

Abstract

A dielectrically heatable aerosol-generating system is provided, including: an aerosol-forming substrate; a plurality of pairs of electrodes, each pair of electrodes including a first electrode spaced apart from a second electrode; and an aerosol-generating device including a controller configured to connect to each pair of electrodes, in which each pair of electrodes forms a capacitor with a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, and in which the controller is further configured to supply an alternating voltage to the plurality of pairs of electrodes for dielectrically heating the aerosol-forming substrate. An aerosol-generating article for a dielectrically heated aerosol-generating system is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

22.

INDUCTIVE HEATING DEVICE HAVING A VOLTAGE CONVERTER

      
Application Number 18550817
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Stura, Enrico

Abstract

An inductive heating system is provided, including: a first inductive heating device including a first DC power supply configured to provide a first DC supply voltage, and a first heater module including an inductor configured to provide inductive heating, the first heater module having a first heater module input voltage that is substantially equal to the first DC supply voltage; and a second inductive heating device including a second DC power supply configured to provide a second DC supply voltage that is different from the first DC supply voltage, a second heater module including an inductor configured to provide inductive heating, the heater module having the first heater module input voltage, and a DC/DC voltage converter configured to convert the second DC supply voltage to the first heater module input voltage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • H05B 1/02 - Automatic switching arrangements specially adapted to heating apparatus
  • H05B 6/06 - Control, e.g. of temperature, of power
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

23.

Aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29864202
Grant Number D1029357
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-13
First Publication Date 2024-05-28
Grant Date 2024-05-28
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Lam, Kenneth Konrad Ming Chi

24.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALIGNING ROD-SHAPED AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLES

      
Application Number 18551929
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-28
First Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Erbi', Efisio

Abstract

An apparatus for aligning rod-shaped aerosol-generating articles including a susceptor band, the apparatus including: a conveyor configured to accommodate and transport an aerosol-generating article including a susceptor band; a holder configured to hold the aerosol-generating article in the conveyor and to allow temporary rotation of the aerosol-generating article; a magnetic positioner configured to rotate the aerosol-generating article held by the holder around a longitudinal axis of the aerosol-generating article to a defined position; and a cutting device configured to cut the aerosol-generating article in the defined position, the magnetic positioner including at least one rotatable magnetic shaft. A method for aligning rod-shaped aerosol-generating articles including the susceptor band is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24C 5/01 - Making cigarettes for simulated smoking devices
  • A24C 5/32 - Separating, ordering, counting or examining cigarettes ; Regulating the feeding of tobacco according to rod or cigarette condition
  • A24C 5/34 - Examining cigarettes or the rod, e.g. for regulating the feeding of tobacco; Removing defective cigarettes
  • A24C 5/345 - Removing defective cigarettes

25.

REDUCING AEROSOL AMMONIA IN HEATED AEROSOL GENERATING ARTICLES

      
Application Number 18427017
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-30
First Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Lang, Gerhard

Abstract

An aerosol generating article for use with an aerosol generating device includes an aerosol forming substrate, an aerosol cooling element, and an acid. The article may optionally include one or both of a filter and a support element. The aerosol cooling element, the filter, if present, and the support element, if present, are downstream of the aerosol forming substrate. The acid is downstream of the aerosol forming substrate and is positioned to interact with aerosol from the aerosol forming substrate when the aerosol generating article is used with the aerosol generating device. The acid may be in or on one or more of the aerosol cooling element, the filter, and the support element. The acid may selectively remove ammonia from aerosol generated by the article during use.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24B 15/16 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of tobacco substitutes
  • A24B 15/167 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of tobacco substitutes in liquid or vaporisable form, e.g. liquid compositions for electronic cigarettes
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A61M 15/06 - Inhaling appliances shaped like cigars, cigarettes or pipes

26.

Case for smokers' accessory

      
Application Number 29789590
Grant Number D1028342
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-01
First Publication Date 2024-05-21
Grant Date 2024-05-21
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Tung, Jeffrey

27.

INHALER ARTICLE HOLDER FOR HIGH DOSE DELIVERY

      
Application Number 18281807
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-15
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Campitelli, Gennaro

Abstract

An inhaler article holder is configured to induce swirling inhalation airflow to an inhaler article. The holder is configured to cooperate with the inhaler article to deliver a high dose of dry powder to the user over a limited number of inhalation. The holder and an inhaler article may form an inhaler system to which this disclosure is also directed.

IPC Classes  ?

28.

HEATER ASSEMBLY FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18518744
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-24
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Zinovik, Ihar Nikolaevich
  • Courbat, Jerome

Abstract

A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system is provided, the cartridge including: a liquid storage portion configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; and a heater assembly including an electrical heating element configured to heat the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol, a capillary body configured to convey the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the electrical heating element, the electrical heating element being disposed at a porous end surface of the capillary body, and electrical contacts connected to the electrical heating element, each electrical contact being disposed at opposite sides of the porous end surface, such that the electrical heating element extends between the electrical contacts and forms an electrical connection therebetween. An aerosol-generating system including an aerosol-generating device and the cartridge is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

29.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH COMPRESSED ELASTOMERIC SEAL

      
Application Number 18550869
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Aw, Sze Chiek
  • Chong, Khai Shin
  • Määttänen, Teemu Henrik
  • Eow, Yeong Taur

Abstract

A method for assembling an aerosol-generating device is provided, the method including: positioning a housing part at a body of the aerosol-generating device; and fixing the housing part to the body with at least one fixing element that extends through an attachment opening of the housing part, whereby an elastomeric seal is compressed, the elastomeric seal being compressed between the housing part and the body, and the at least one fixing element penetrating through an opening in the elastomeric seal. An aerosol-generating device, and a method of fixing a housing part at a body of an aerosol-generating device, are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24F 40/70 - Manufacture
  • A24F 40/90 - Arrangements or methods specially adapted for charging batteries thereof
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

30.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE COMPRISING A COVER ELEMENT SENSOR

      
Application Number 18422376
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-25
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Borges, Miguel
  • Fringeli, Jean-Luc
  • Melzi, Ilario
  • Pozzi, Stefano Pietro
  • Silvano, Alberto

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including a housing; a cavity; an aperture at least partially defined by the housing and being positioned at an end of the cavity for insertion of the article into the cavity through the aperture; a cover element arranged for movement relative to the housing between a closed position partially covering the aperture and an open position partially uncovered; a sensor including a Hall effect sensor to provide an electrical signal indicative of a position of the cover element; an electrical heater to heat the article within the cavity and extending around an outer surface of an article received within the cavity; and an indicator element for movement relative to the sensor when moved between the closed and the open positions, the signal being determined by a position of the indicator element relative to the sensor, the indicator element including a magnetic material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors

31.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH SEALED OPENING

      
Application Number 18550787
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Aw, Sze Chiek
  • Chong, Khai Shin
  • Määttänen, Teemu Henrik
  • Eow, Yeong Taur

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: an inner part having a first surface; a housing part at least partially defining an outer appearance of the aerosol-generating device and having a second surface facing towards the first surface, the housing part having an opening; and an adhesive tape adhered to both the first surface and the second surface fully around a circumference surrounding the opening of the housing part. A method for assembling an aerosol-generating device, and a double-sided adhesive tape configured to seal a space between an outer part of an aerosol-generating device and a surface of an inner part of the aerosol-generating device circumferentially around an opening in the outer part, are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/60 - Devices with integrated user interfaces
  • A24F 40/70 - Manufacture
  • C09J 5/00 - Adhesive processes in general; Adhesive processes not provided for elsewhere, e.g. relating to primers
  • C09J 7/00 - Adhesives in the form of films or foils

32.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE COMPRISING COVER ELEMENT WITH CAVITY

      
Application Number 18550800
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-05-16
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Aw, Sze Chiek
  • Chong, Khai Shin
  • Määttänen, Teemu Henrik
  • Eow, Yeong Taur

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including a housing having an aperture to receive an aerosol-generating article; and a cover element configured for movement with respect to the housing between closed and open positions, in which, in the closed position, the cover element at least partially covers the aperture and, in the open position, the aperture is at least partially uncovered, the cover element forming a cover element cavity, a guide element protruding from the housing and being received in the cover element cavity, the guide element including a leg extending from an inside of the housing to an outside of the housing, and an elastic element engaging the leg inside the housing. An aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating device, a method for closing an aperture in the housing of the aerosol-generating device, and an assembly method for a cover element on the housing of the aerosol-generating device, are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/70 - Manufacture

33.

HEATER ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A HEATER ELEMENT

      
Application Number 18546689
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-24
First Publication Date 2024-05-09
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Capo, Silvia
  • Dottor, Marco
  • Thielen, Moritz
  • Schläpfer, Pascal
  • Wolf, Stefan

Abstract

An elongate metallic heater element is provided for an aerosol-generating device, the heater element extending between proximal and distal ends, the proximal end configured for mounting to the device for electrical communication with the device, the heater element including either or both of: a plurality of surface notches formed on a surface of the heater element, and a plurality of sub-surface cavities defined beneath the surface of the heater element, at least some of the plurality of surface notches and the sub-surface cavities of the heater element are provided in an inner region of the heater element extending between the proximal end and 33% of a length of the heater element relative to the proximal end, and in which at least 40% by volume of all of the plurality of surface notches and the sub-surface cavities of the heater element are provided in the inner region.

IPC Classes  ?

34.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ARRANGEMENT FOR GENERATING AN INHALABLE AEROSOL FROM AN AEROSOL-FORMING LIQUID

      
Application Number 18549639
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-10
First Publication Date 2024-05-09
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Özsun, Özgür

Abstract

An aerosol-generating arrangement for generating an aerosol from an aerosol-forming liquid is provided, the arrangement including a liquid reservoir for storing aerosol-forming liquid and a capillary liquid conveyer for conveying the liquid from the reservoir via a reservoir orifice to an evaporation section of the conveyer outside the reservoir; an air duct for passing an airflow past the evaporation section and including an ejector portion including an air jet generator and an expansion zone downstream of the air jet generator, the air jet generator being arranged to generate an air jet in the airflow through the air duct causing a drop of the static air pressure in the vicinity of the evaporation section, in which the conveyer includes one of a filament bundle, or at least one capillary channel, or at least one capillary tube, or two opposing plates, or a capillary pipe.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/44 - Wicks
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

35.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH VENTING MEANS

      
Application Number 18550877
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-05-09
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Aw, Sze Chiek
  • Chong, Khai Shin
  • Määttänen, Teemu Henrik
  • Eow, Yeong Taur

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a heating chamber configured to receive an aerosol-generating article; a sealed housing compartment; a heating element provided in the sealed housing compartment; and a venting means configured to allow gas flow from the sealed housing compartment to an outside of the aerosol-generating device to compensate for heat expansion of gas inside the sealed housing compartment due to a heating operation of the heating element. A method for operating an aerosol-generating system, a venting membrane, and an aerosol-generating system, are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

36.

INDUCTIVELY HEATABLE TOBACCO PRODUCT

      
Application Number 18413950
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-16
First Publication Date 2024-05-09
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Mironov, Oleg

Abstract

The inductively heatable tobacco product for aerosol-generation includes an aerosol-forming substrate containing a susceptor in the form of a plurality of particles. The aerosol-forming substrate is a crimped tobacco sheet comprising tobacco material, fibers, binder, aerosol-former and the susceptor in the form of the plurality of particles.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24B 3/14 - Forming reconstituted tobacco products, e.g. wrapper materials, sheets, imitation leaves, rods, cakes; Forms of such products
  • A24B 13/00 - Tobacco for pipes, for cigars, e.g. cigar inserts, or for cigarettes; Chewing tobacco; Snuff
  • A24B 15/14 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of reconstituted tobacco made of tobacco and a binding agent not derived from tobacco
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24D 3/17 - Filters specially adapted for simulated smoking devices

37.

A GLASS COMPOSITION

      
Application Number 18550437
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-17
First Publication Date 2024-05-09
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Hovhannisyan, Mkhitar
  • Hovhannisyan, Rafael
  • Verlinski, Sergey

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a heater, a component of the heater including a coating, the coating being formed from a glass composition including: between about 30 percent by weight and about 70 percent by weight silicon oxide, between about 0.1 percent by weight and about 10 percent by weight aluminium oxide, between about 2 percent by weight and about 30 percent by weight boron oxide, between about 2 percent by weight and about 40 percent by weight lithium oxide, between about 0.1 percent by weight and about 5 percent by weight magnesium oxide, and one or more of calcium oxide, gallium oxide, potassium oxide, samarium oxide, strontium oxide, and titanium oxide. An aerosol-generating system including an aerosol-generating article and the aerosol-generating device is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C03C 3/118 - Glass compositions containing silica with 40% to 90% silica by weight containing halogen or nitrogen containing fluorine containing boron containing aluminium
  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • C03C 3/087 - Glass compositions containing silica with 40% to 90% silica by weight containing aluminium oxide or an iron compound containing an oxide of a divalent metal containing calcium oxide, e.g. common sheet or container glass
  • C03C 3/095 - Glass compositions containing silica with 40% to 90% silica by weight containing rare earths

38.

Packaging

      
Application Number 29879767
Grant Number D1025772
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-07-12
First Publication Date 2024-05-07
Grant Date 2024-05-07
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Suzuki, Hiromi

39.

Cap for aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29791607
Grant Number D1026303
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-21
First Publication Date 2024-05-07
Grant Date 2024-05-07
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Tan, Kwang Beng

40.

Aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29879317
Grant Number D1026308
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-07-06
First Publication Date 2024-05-07
Grant Date 2024-05-07
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Jung, Jaehoon

41.

AEROSOLISATION MODULE

      
Application Number 18546673
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-09
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Dittmann, Leander
  • Emmett, Robert William
  • Gallimberti, Laura

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: an elongate housing, and an aerosolisation module detachably insertable into the housing, the module including a vibratable transducer to aerosolise a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, electrical contacts in communication with the transducer to connect with corresponding contacts of the housing, and an electrically conductive membrane including an aerosol generation zone, the transducer coupled to the membrane to vibrate it, and a portion of the membrane forming electrical contacts of the module, the housing containing a power source and configured to detachably receive the module to establish a detachable electrical connection, a sidewall of the housing including an aperture defining an access opening to a cavity within the housing and containing the contacts, and the contacts of the housing and the module being configured such that insertion of the module into the cavity results in electrical connection between the contacts of the housing and the module.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/05 - Devices without heating means
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures
  • B05B 17/00 - Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by any other group of this subclass

42.

DIELECTRICALLY HEATED AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH OPTIMISED DIMENSIONS

      
Application Number 18547431
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-02
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Gonzalez Florez, Ana Isabel
  • Mancini, Roberto
  • Turrini, Enrico

Abstract

A dielectrically heatable aerosol-generating system is provided, including: an aerosol-forming substrate; a first electrode and a second electrode; and an aerosol-generating device including a controller configured to connect to the first electrode and the second electrode, in which the first electrode and the second electrode form a capacitor with a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, in which the controller is further configured to supply an alternating voltage to the first electrode and the second electrode for dielectrically heating the aerosol-forming substrate, and in which the first electrode and the second electrode are configured to be spaced apart by a separation distance of between about 4 millimeters and about 9 millimeters. An aerosol-generating article for a dielectrically heated aerosol-generating system is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

43.

AEROSOL GENERATING DEVICE WITH PUFF DETECTION

      
Application Number 18547912
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-02
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Bessant, Michel
  • Steffen, Fabrice
  • Yim, Jun Wei
  • How, Jun Jie

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device for generating an aerosol from an aerosol-forming substrate is provided, the device including: a device housing defining a chamber configured to receive the substrate; an airflow channel extending from an air inlet in the device housing and through, or in fluid communication with, the chamber; and a puff sensor assembly including a heat transfer element and a temperature sensor in contact with the heat transfer element, a first portion of the airflow channel being at least partially defined by an airflow channel wall and a second portion of the airflow channel being at least partially defined by the heat transfer element, the second portion being adjacent to the first portion and outside of the chamber, and at least one of thermal conductivity or thermal diffusivity of the heat transfer element being greater than a respective thermal conductivity or thermal diffusivity of the airflow channel wall.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/51 - Arrangement of sensors
  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/57 - Temperature control

44.

HOLDER FOR INHALER ARTICLE WITH INHALATION VOLUME ESTIMATOR

      
Application Number 18278704
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-22
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Dayioglu, Onur
  • Lanci, Antonino
  • Sigrist, Martin
  • Sottas, Loïc
  • Spadaro, Fabiana

Abstract

There is provided a holder (300) for an inhaler article (200), the holder (300) comprising an inhalation volume estimator (350) and an air flow passage (322). The inhalation volume estimator (350) comprises a turbine (352) and an indicator coupled to the turbine (352) for indicating inhalation volume information relating to a volume of an air flow through the air flow passage (322). In use, the turbine (352) is configured to rotate in response to air flow through the air flow passage (322) and alter the inhalation volume information indicated by the indicator. An inhalation system (100) comprising the holder (300) is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

45.

NICOTINE POWDER INHALER

      
Application Number 18405458
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-05
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Zinovik, Ihar Nikolaevich
  • Zuber, Gerard

Abstract

This disclosure relates to nicotine powder inhalers where the nicotine powder is delivered at air flow rates that mimic a smoking regime.

IPC Classes  ?

46.

Cap for aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29785396
Grant Number D1024773
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-25
First Publication Date 2024-04-30
Grant Date 2024-04-30
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Farrow, Alexander

47.

Cap for aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29785386
Grant Number D1024767
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-25
First Publication Date 2024-04-30
Grant Date 2024-04-30
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Farrow, Alexander

48.

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH A MOUTH END CAVITY AND VENTILATION

      
Application Number 18385633
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-31
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Kadiric, Alen
  • Delaloye, Cecilia Lindholm

Abstract

A smoking article comprises a tobacco rod and a filter connected to the tobacco rod. The filter comprises a first filter segment and a hollow tube segment downstream of the first filter segment. The hollow tube segment defines a cavity at the mouth end of the filter providing an unrestricted flow channel that extends from the downstream end of the first filter segment to the mouth end of the filter. The length of the hollow tube segment is at least about 25 percent of the overall filter length. Further, the smoking article comprises a ventilation zone comprising at least one circumferential row of perforations provided at a location around the first filter segment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24D 3/04 - Tobacco smoke filters characterised by their shape or structure
  • A24D 3/10 - Use of materials for tobacco smoke filters of organic materials as carrier or major constituent of cellulose or cellulose derivatives

49.

NICOTINE CONTAINING SHEET

      
Application Number 18403433
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-03
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Deforel, Corinne
  • Waller, Judith
  • Zuber, Gerard

Abstract

An aerosol-generating article is provided, including an aerosol-forming substrate, the aerosol-forming substrate including a sheet, including: a fibrous material including cellulose fibres; one or more nicotine salts; sugar; and at least one aerosol former, the sheet having an aerosol former content of at least 15% by weight on a dry weight basis, and the sheet including no tobacco material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24B 15/12 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of reconstituted tobacco
  • A24B 3/14 - Forming reconstituted tobacco products, e.g. wrapper materials, sheets, imitation leaves, rods, cakes; Forms of such products
  • A24B 15/16 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of tobacco substitutes
  • A24B 15/167 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of tobacco substitutes in liquid or vaporisable form, e.g. liquid compositions for electronic cigarettes
  • A24C 5/01 - Making cigarettes for simulated smoking devices
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 42/10 - Devices with chemical heating means

50.

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH DIELECTRIC HEATER

      
Application Number 18546025
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-15
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Courbat, Jerome Christian
  • Emmett, Robert William
  • Gonzalez Florez, Ana Isabel
  • Mancini, Roberto
  • Turrini, Enrico

Abstract

An aerosol-generating system is provided, including: an aerosol-forming substrate; a first electrode and a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode; an aerosol-generating device including a power supply, and a controller configured to connect to the first electrode and the second electrode; and a capacitor including the first electrode, the second electrode, and at least a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, the controller being configured to supply an alternating voltage to the first electrode and the second electrode for dielectrically heating the aerosol-forming substrate, measure or determine an electrical property between the first electrode and the second electrode, and control heating of the aerosol-forming substrate based on the measured or determined electrical property.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/57 - Temperature control
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • H05B 6/50 - Circuits for monitoring or control

51.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH COMPARTMENT WALL

      
Application Number 18546033
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-17
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Oliana, Valerio
  • Sereda, Alexandra
  • Bongiovanni, Gianluca
  • Bedasso, Bekele Alemu

Abstract

An aerosol-generating system is provided, including: an aerosol-generating device; a cartridge including a liquid agent, the cartridge being configured to be detachably connected to the aerosol-generating device; and an aerosol-generating article, the aerosol-generating device including a cavity configured to receive the aerosol-generating article including an aerosol-forming substrate, and a heating element configured to heat the aerosol-generating article received in the cavity, the heating element including a compartment wall, a first part of the compartment wall being located in the cavity and a second part of the compartment wall extending outside the cavity, and the second part of the compartment wall being configured to interact with the cartridge. A method of operating an aerosol-generating system is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 7/02 - Mouthpieces for pipes; Mouthpieces for cigar or cigarette holders with detachable connecting members
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/30 - Devices using two or more structurally separated inhalable precursors, e.g. using two liquid precursors in two cartridges
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

52.

AN AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE HAVING A MOVABLE HOUSING PORTION

      
Application Number 18546115
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-14
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Emmett, Robert William
  • Saade Latorre, Eva

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a first housing portion defining a cavity configured to receive an aerosol-generating article; a second housing portion extending from the first housing portion, the second housing portion being movable relative to the first housing portion; an electric heater; a power supply; and a controller configured to supply power from the power supply to the electric heater, the electric heater being positioned within the first housing portion, and at least one of the power supply and the controller being positioned within the second housing portion. An aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating device and an aerosol-generating article is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24D 1/02 - Cigars; Cigarettes with special covers
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors

53.

REINFORCED HEATER FOR AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18547357
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-24
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Capo, Silvia
  • Prestia, Ivan

Abstract

A heating element for an aerosol-generating device is provided, the heating element including: a first electrically resistive heating filament; and a support substrate on which the first electrically resistive heating filament is provided, the support substrate including a first carbon-fibre support layer comprising a carbon-fibre material. A method for forming a heating element for an aerosol-generating device is also provided. An aerosol-generating device including the heating element and a power source is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 3/18 - Heating elements characterised by the composition or nature of the materials or by the arrangement of the conductor the conductor being embedded in an insulating material
  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • A24F 40/70 - Manufacture

54.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE USING VIBRATING TRANSDUCER AND CONTROLLED LIQUID SUPPLY

      
Application Number 18548668
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-08
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Dittmann, Leander
  • Emmett, Robert William

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a reservoir containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; an aerosol-generating element configured to generate an aerosol from the liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the aerosol-generating element including an electrically operated, vibrating transducer; an electrically operated pump configured to deliver the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the reservoir to the aerosol-generating element; and control circuitry connected to the pump and the transducer, the control circuitry being configured to control operation of the pump in dependence on one or more operating parameters of the transducer. A method of operating the aerosol-generating device is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/05 - Devices without heating means
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/48 - Fluid transfer means, e.g. pumps
  • A24F 40/51 - Arrangement of sensors
  • B05B 17/00 - Apparatus for spraying or atomising liquids or other fluent materials, not covered by any other group of this subclass

55.

CHARGER AND AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED CLOSING MEANS

      
Application Number 17769637
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-15
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Prestia, Ivan

Abstract

A charger for charging an aerosol-generating device is provided, the charger including: a housing defining a cavity to receive the device to be charged, the cavity having an opening; at least one electrical contact disposed in the cavity; and a cover slidable relative to the opening between open and closed positions, an inner surface of the cover facing the cavity when the cover is in the closed position, at least a portion of the inner surface of the cover defines a profiled engagement member having a leading edge and a trailing edge, and the profiled engagement member slopes into, or towards, the cavity when the respective moveable element is in the closed position, the slope increasing in a direction from the leading to the trailing edge. An aerosol-generating system including the charger and the device, and a method of using the system are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/95 - Arrangements or methods specially adapted for charging batteries thereof structurally associated with cases
  • A24F 15/04 - Receptacles or boxes specially adapted for cigars, cigarettes, simulated smoking devices or cigarettes therefor for domestic use with appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette
  • A24F 15/08 - Receptacles or boxes specially adapted for cigars, cigarettes, simulated smoking devices or cigarettes therefor for domestic use combined with other objects

56.

METHOD OF CONTROLLING HEATING IN AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18402013
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-02
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Bilat, Stephane

Abstract

A method of controlling heating in an aerosol-generating system including a heater is provided, the method including: providing a predetermined power to the heater and monitoring a resistance of the heater, the monitored resistance being indicative of a temperature of the heater; monitoring for a predetermined condition and upon detection of the predetermined condition, recording the resistance of the heater; determining a target resistance corresponding to a target temperature of the heater based on the recorded resistance; and detecting a dry puff when the recorded resistance increases above a threshold value or when a power required to maintain the heater at the target resistance decreases below a threshold value. An aerosol-generating system including a heater, a power supply, and a controller to perform the method, is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/57 - Temperature control
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • H05B 1/02 - Automatic switching arrangements specially adapted to heating apparatus

57.

Aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29791606
Grant Number D1024412
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-21
First Publication Date 2024-04-23
Grant Date 2024-04-23
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Tan, Kwang Beng

58.

AEROSOL GENERATING SYSTEM WITH PREVENTION OF CONDENSATE LEAKAGE

      
Application Number 18391174
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-20
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Thorens, Michel
  • Flick, Jean-Marc
  • Cochand, Olivier Yves
  • Dubief, Flavien

Abstract

An aerosol-generating system for heating a liquid aerosol-forming substrate is provided, the aerosol-generating system including: an aerosol-forming chamber; and a leakage preventer configured to prevent or reduce leakage of liquid aerosol condensate from the aerosol-generating system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 11/04 - Sprayers or atomisers specially adapted for therapeutic purposes operated by the vapour pressure of the liquid to be sprayed or atomised
  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures
  • A61M 15/06 - Inhaling appliances shaped like cigars, cigarettes or pipes
  • A61M 16/10 - Preparation of respiratory gases or vapours
  • A61M 16/20 - Valves specially adapted to medical respiratory devices

59.

HEATER ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 18257652
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-13
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Emmett, Robert
  • Saade Latorre, Eva

Abstract

A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system is provided, the heater assembly including: a liquid aerosol-forming substrate including at least two compounds, the first compound having a first boiling point and the second compound having a second boiling point; a retention material containing the liquid aerosol-forming substrate; and a heating element configured to heat the retention material by passing a current along a length of the heating element, the heating element being formed from a band of material, and a cross-sectional area of the band of material progressively decreasing along a length of the band of material from a maximum cross-sectional area of the band of material at a first end of the band of material to a minimum cross-sectional area of the band of material at a second end of the band of material, to provide a temperature gradient along a surface of the retention material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/44 - Wicks
  • A24F 40/48 - Fluid transfer means, e.g. pumps
  • H05B 3/22 - Heating elements having extended surface area substantially in a two-dimensional plane, e.g. plate-heater non-flexible

60.

HOLDER WITH DOUBLE ACTIVATION PREVENTION

      
Application Number 18277399
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Blattler, Olivier
  • Crook, Benjamin Paul
  • Dayioglu, Onur
  • Loser, Peter
  • Meylan, Grégoire Pierre Adolphe
  • Stohr, Dominique Paul Gabriel

Abstract

A holder for an inhaler article. The holder comprises a housing comprising a housing cavity. The holder further comprises an engagement member located at least partially within the housing cavity. The engagement member is movable relative to the housing between an upstream position and a downstream position. The engagement member comprised a first follower member. The housing comprises a first guide and a first latch, the first follower member is arranged to follow the first guide between a first position, a second position, and a third position. The first latch is arranged such that the first follower member may pass from the first position to the second position, but may not return to the first position without first passing the third position. An inhaler system comprises a holder and an inhaler article.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 13/08 - Cigar or cigarette holders with special devices, e.g. spikes or grippers, for holding the cigars or cigarettes

61.

Aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29792630
Grant Number D1023430
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-12
First Publication Date 2024-04-16
Grant Date 2024-04-16
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Farrow, Alexander
  • Yao, Lily

62.

REPLACEABLE CARTRIDGE FOR AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH SLIDABLE SEALING ELEMENT

      
Application Number 18546192
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-14
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Oliana, Valerio
  • Sereda, Alexandra
  • Bongiovanni, Gianluca
  • Bedasso, Bekele Alemu

Abstract

A replaceable cartridge configured to be detachably connected to an aerosol-generating device is provided, the replaceable cartridge including: a liquid storage portion configured to store a liquid agent, the liquid storage portion including a liquid outlet configured to direct the liquid agent out of the liquid storage portion; a slidable sealing element configured to seal the liquid outlet, the slidable sealing element being configured to slide away from the liquid outlet upon application of a pressure to the sealing element; and a wicking element arranged adjacent to the liquid outlet and being configured to absorb and to supply the liquid agent to the liquid outlet. An aerosol-generating system including the replaceable cartridge is also provided. A method of operating an aerosol-generating system is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/30 - Devices using two or more structurally separated inhalable precursors, e.g. using two liquid precursors in two cartridges
  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures

63.

INHALATION COUNTER

      
Application Number 18277175
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-22
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Spadaro, Fabiana
  • Lanci, Antonino
  • Sottas, Loïc
  • Sigrist, Martin
  • Dayioglu, Onur

Abstract

An inhalation counter (350, 450, 550) for an inhalation system (100) is provided. The inhalation system comprises a fluid flow passage (322) and the inhalation counter comprises an escapement wheel (352, 452), a biasing means (354, 454) for incrementing the escapement wheel, a conversion mechanism which, in use, is configured to perform a first action in response to a temporary increase in fluid flow rate through the fluid flow passage, and an anchor (356, 456). The anchor is coupled to the conversion mechanism and configured to interact with the escapement wheel so as to allow the biasing means to increment the escapement wheel in response to the first action of the conversion mechanism. A holder (300) and an inhalation system comprising the inhalation counter are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 15/00 - Inhalators
  • A61M 16/00 - Devices for influencing the respiratory system of patients by gas treatment, e.g. mouth-to-mouth respiration; Tracheal tubes

64.

HEAT DISTRIBUTION IN AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18286055
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-08
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Besso, Clement
  • Emmett, Robert
  • Huang, Houxue

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device (3) comprises an axially extending heating space (21). The heating space (21) is configured to at least partially receive an aerosol-generating article (5). The aerosol-generating device (3) comprises a heat receiving surface (25) provided outside of the heating space (21). The aerosol-generating device (3) comprises a heat storage body (31) and an inner heat conduction body (33). The heat storage body (31) is provided between the heat receiving surface (25) and the heating space (21). The inner heat conduction body (33) is provided between the heat storage body (31) and the heating space (21). A material of the heat storage body (31) has a higher specific heat capacity than a material of the inner heat conduction body (33). The material of the inner heat conduction body (33) has a higher thermal conductivity than the material of the heat storage body (31).

IPC Classes  ?

65.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH HEATER ACTUATION MECHANISM

      
Application Number 18286061
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-08
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Emmett, Robert
  • Huang, Houxue

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device (3) comprises an axially extending heating chamber (15) configured to at least partially receive an aerosol-generating article (5). The aerosol-generating device (3) further comprises a heater actuation mechanism (47) configured to move between an engaging configuration and a non-engaging configuration. The heater actuation mechanism (47) is configured to act on a heater (7) in the engaging configuration to operate the heater (7) to generate heat. The heater actuation mechanism (47) is configured to not act on the heater (7) in the non-engaging configuration to stop generation of the heat by the heater (7). The heater actuation mechanism (47) comprises an operating element (57). The operating element (57) is configured to be moved to move the heater actuation mechanism (47) from the non-engaging configuration into the engaging configuration. The aerosol-generating device (3) further comprises a blocking mechanism (59). The blocking mechanism (59) is configured to temporarily block a movement of the heater actuation mechanism (47) from the engaging configuration into the non-engaging configuration or from the non-engaging configuration into the engaging configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

66.

NICOTINE AND BINDER CONTAINING SHEET

      
Application Number 18545700
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-19
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Deforel, Corinne
  • Waller, Judith
  • Zuber, Gerard

Abstract

An aerosol-generating article including an aerosol-forming substrate is provided, the aerosol-forming substrate including a sheet including: a fibrous material; one or more nicotine salts; and a binder, the sheet having a binder content of at least 1% by weight on a dry weight basis, the aerosol-forming substrate further including one or more aerosol formers, and the aerosol-forming substrate has an aerosol former content of at least 10 percent by weight on a dry weight basis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24B 15/14 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of reconstituted tobacco made of tobacco and a binding agent not derived from tobacco
  • A24B 3/14 - Forming reconstituted tobacco products, e.g. wrapper materials, sheets, imitation leaves, rods, cakes; Forms of such products
  • A24C 5/01 - Making cigarettes for simulated smoking devices
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • C07D 401/04 - Heterocyclic compounds containing two or more hetero rings, having nitrogen atoms as the only ring hetero atoms, at least one ring being a six-membered ring with only one nitrogen atom containing two hetero rings directly linked by a ring-member-to-ring- member bond
  • C08K 5/053 - Polyhydroxylic alcohols
  • C08L 5/00 - Compositions of polysaccharides or of their derivatives not provided for in group or

67.

AN AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE HAVING AN ACTUATOR

      
Application Number 18546339
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-14
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Emmett, Robert William
  • Jordil, Yves
  • Saade Latorre, Eva
  • Poindron, Cyrille

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a cavity configured to receive an aerosol-generating article, the cavity including a first end and a second end; a first opening at the first end of the cavity and a second opening at the second end of the cavity, the aerosol-generating article being configured to be inserted into the cavity through each of the first opening and the second opening; and an actuator arranged to move the aerosol-generating article through the cavity. An aerosol-generating system including an aerosol-generating article and the aerosol-generating device is also provided. An aerosol-generating article is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 40/30 - Devices using two or more structurally separated inhalable precursors, e.g. using two liquid precursors in two cartridges
  • A24F 40/50 - Control or monitoring
  • A24F 40/60 - Devices with integrated user interfaces

68.

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ROD-LIKE ARTICLES FOR TOBACCO INDUSTRY, APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING ROD-LIKE ARTICLES AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING ROD-LIKE ARTICLES

      
Application Number 18264787
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-02
First Publication Date 2024-04-04
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Cieslikowski, Bartosz
  • Sikora, Leszek

Abstract

A method for producing rod-like articles of the tobacco industry is provided, including: performing a first cutting in which a continuous rod is cut into a train of double rod-like articles; changing a direction of conveying the double rod-like articles from a first direction along an axis of the articles to a second transverse direction, each time two double rod-like articles are transferred into grooves of a drum conveyor, and two input streams of the double rod-like articles are formed; transforming the input streams into one intermediate stream by moving a double rod-like article from one of the streams between two double rod-like articles of the other stream, geometric centers of the double rod-like articles in the intermediate stream being disposed in a plane parallel to the second direction; and performing a second cutting in which the double rod-like articles conveyed in the intermediate stream are cut into two single rod-like articles.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24C 5/32 - Separating, ordering, counting or examining cigarettes ; Regulating the feeding of tobacco according to rod or cigarette condition
  • A24C 5/28 - Cutting-off the tobacco rod
  • A24C 5/47 - Attaching filters or mouthpieces to cigars or cigarettes, e.g. inserting filters into cigarettes or their mouthpieces

69.

RECOVERING NICOTINE FROM TOBACCO CURING

      
Application Number 18273391
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-27
First Publication Date 2024-04-04
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Di Giacomo, Michele
  • Beradi, Claudia
  • Carmona Franco, Manuel Salvador
  • Rodríguez Romero, Juan Francisco
  • Was, Krzysztof

Abstract

A method for recovering concentrated nicotine from tobacco curing includes collecting a first aqueous solution including moisture released from tobacco during curing tobacco and including nicotine. The first aqueous solution is passed through a strong cation resin to sorb the nicotine. A second aqueous solution comprising ammonium hydroxide is passed through the resin to elute the nicotine and form a third aqueous solution comprising nicotine and ammonium hydroxide. The ammonium hydroxide is removed from the third aqueous solution to generate a fourth aqueous solution comprising nicotine. The fourth aqueous solution is incubated under conditions to cause the fourth aqueous solution to separate into a fifth aqueous solution comprising a first concentration of nicotine and a sixth aqueous solution comprising a second concentration of nicotine. The first concentration of nicotine is greater than the second concentration of nicotine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24B 15/24 - Treatment of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes by extraction; Tobacco extracts

70.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH MOVABLE UPSTREAM COVER AND DOWNSTREAM COVER

      
Application Number 18255616
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-02
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Yim, Jun Wei

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a cavity including a downstream opening for receiving an article and an upstream opening; a movable downstream cover to cover the downstream opening; a movable upstream cover to cover the upstream opening; a cover moving element for one or more of: opening of the upstream cover upon one or both of opening of the downstream cover or insertion of the article into the cavity, closing of the upstream cover upon one or both of closing of the downstream cover or removal of the article, opening of the downstream cover upon one or both of opening of the upstream cover or insertion of the article, and closing of the downstream cover upon one or both of closing of the upstream cover or removal of the article; and an upstream end face including the upstream opening and being slidable over the upstream end face.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • A24F 40/60 - Devices with integrated user interfaces
  • A24F 40/85 - Maintenance, e.g. cleaning

71.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH HOUSING PARTS CONNECTED BY SNAP-FIT CONNECTION AND ADHESIVE

      
Application Number 18550891
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-18
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Aw, Sze Chiek
  • Chong, Khai Shin
  • Määttänen, Teemu Henrik
  • Eow, Yeong Taur

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a housing at least partially defining an outer surface of the aerosol-generating device, the housing including a first housing part defining a first portion of the outer surface of the aerosol-generating device and a second housing part defining a second portion of the outer surface of the aerosol-generating device, the first housing part including a first mechanical engagement feature, the second housing part including a second mechanical engagement feature, the first mechanical engagement feature and the second mechanical engagement feature operating together to hold the first housing part and the second housing part in place with respect to each other, the first mechanical engagement feature and the second mechanical engagement feature together forming a snap-fit connection, and the first housing part and the second housing part being connected to each other by an adhesive. A method for assembling the aerosol-generating device is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/40 - Constructional details, e.g. connection of cartridges and battery parts
  • A24F 40/70 - Manufacture

72.

HEATER ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 18257779
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-13
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Emmett, Robert
  • Saade Latorre, Eva

Abstract

A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system is provided, the heater assembly including: a liquid aerosol-forming substrate storage component; a reservoir of free-flowing liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the reservoir being in fluid communication with the liquid aerosol-forming substrate storage component; and a heating element including a first portion, a second portion, and a further portion, in which the first portion of the heating element is embedded in the liquid aerosol-forming substrate storage component, the second portion of the heating element is not embedded in the liquid aerosol-forming substrate storage component, and the further portion of the heating element is located in the reservoir. An aerosol-generating system including the heater assembly is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors

73.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE COMPRISING A TUBULAR ELEMENT WITH AT LEAST TWO AIRFLOW CHANNELS

      
Application Number 18264282
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-10
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Peng, Cheng

Abstract

An aerosol-generating article having upstream and downstream ends is provided, the article defining a longitudinal direction between the upstream and downstream ends, the article including: an aerosol-forming substrate; a tubular element disposed downstream of the substrate and extending along the longitudinal direction, the tubular element including inner and outer tubes, the outer tube being disposed around the inner tube, an outer airflow channel being longitudinally delimited by the inner and outer tubes, an inner airflow channel being longitudinally delimited by the inner tube, and the inner airflow channel is configured for substrate aerosol to flow towards the downstream end; a flavour substrate disposed downstream of the substrate; and a permeability control element including a gel composition, the control element being configured to be fluid permeable when a temperature of the control element is equal to or greater than a permeability transition temperature of the control element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24D 1/00 - Cigars; Cigarettes
  • A24D 1/02 - Cigars; Cigarettes with special covers
  • A24D 3/17 - Filters specially adapted for simulated smoking devices

74.

Case for smokers' accessories

      
Application Number 29790193
Grant Number D1020081
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-10
First Publication Date 2024-03-26
Grant Date 2024-03-26
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Leung, Hoi Tung

75.

HEATER FOR AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE SUSCEPTOR SETS

      
Application Number 18253295
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-19
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Cali, Ricardo

Abstract

A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a heating chamber configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate; a first set of two or more susceptors configured to heat a first heating zone of the heating chamber; and a second set of two or more susceptors configured to heat a second heating zone of the heating chamber, the first heating zone and the second heating zone being arranged at different longitudinal positions of the heating chamber. An aerosol-generating device including the heater assembly, and an aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating device and an aerosol-generating article, are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors

76.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE COMPRISING A TUBULAR ELEMENT

      
Application Number 18264263
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-10
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Peng, Cheng

Abstract

An aerosol-generating article having an upstream end and a downstream end is provided, the aerosol-generating article defining a longitudinal direction between the upstream end and the downstream end, the aerosol-generating article including: an aerosol-forming substrate; a tubular element disposed downstream of the aerosol-forming substrate and extending along the longitudinal direction, the tubular element including an air inlet; and a flavour substrate disposed downstream of the air inlet, the flavour substrate including a flavour material configured to be fluid permeable when a temperature of the flavour material is equal to or greater than a permeability transition temperature of the flavour material, and being configured to be substantially fluid impermeable when the temperature of the flavour material is lower than the permeability transition temperature of the flavour material, the flavour material being a gel composition. An aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating article and an aerosol-generating device is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24D 1/00 - Cigars; Cigarettes
  • A24D 3/17 - Filters specially adapted for simulated smoking devices

77.

INHALER SYSTEM WITH OFFSET PIERCING

      
Application Number 18039590
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-09
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS, S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Dayioglu, Onur

Abstract

An inhaler system includes a housing defining a housing cavity, a sleeve extending along a sleeve longitudinal axis and positioned within the housing cavity, a capsule is contained within the sleeve and having a capsule longitudinal axis, and a piercing element having only a single shaft extending from a fixed end to a tip along a piercing element longitudinal axis, the piercing element longitudinal axis being parallel with and offset from the capsule longitudinal axis. Only a single aperture is formed in the capsule by the piercing element.

IPC Classes  ?

78.

Aerosol generating device

      
Application Number 29792631
Grant Number D1018960
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-12
First Publication Date 2024-03-19
Grant Date 2024-03-19
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Farrow, Alexander
  • Yao, Lily

79.

AEROSOL GENERATING ARTICLES

      
Application Number 18513977
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-20
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno
  • Ferrari, Eva
  • Jordil, Yves
  • Tritz, Poh Yoke

Abstract

A filter part (1, 1′) for use in an aerosol generating article and a method of manufacturing the filter part (1, 1′). The filter part (1, 1′) includes an aerosol permeable core (2) within a sleeve (3) formed integrally therearound. The core (2) is shorter than the integrally formed sleeve (3). The method includes conveying a plurality of aerosol permeable cores (2) along a conveying path at a first speed (S1) and forming a sleeve (3) around each core (2) at a second speed (S2). The second speed (S2) is greater than the first speed (S1) to generate a space between consecutive cores (2) within the sleeve (3).

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24D 3/02 - Manufacture of tobacco smoke filters
  • A24D 3/04 - Tobacco smoke filters characterised by their shape or structure
  • A24D 3/17 - Filters specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 42/60 - Constructional details
  • A24F 42/80 - Manufacture

80.

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM COMPRISING A FLUID PERMEABLE SUSCEPTOR ELEMENT

      
Application Number 18516371
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-21
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Mironov, Oleg
  • Zinovik, Ihar Nikolaevich
  • Thorens, Michel

Abstract

An electrically heatable aerosol-generating system is provided, including an aerosol-generating device and a cartridge configured to be used with the aerosol-generating device, the aerosol-generating device including: a device housing, an inductor coil, and a power supply connected to the inductor coil and configured to provide a high-frequency oscillating current to the inductor coil; and the cartridge including: a cartridge housing configured to engage the device housing and containing an aerosol-forming substrate, the cartridge housing having an external surface surrounding the aerosol-forming substrate, and a fluid-permeable susceptor element. A cartridge for an electrically heatable aerosol-generating system is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/90 - Arrangements or methods specially adapted for charging batteries thereof
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications
  • H05B 6/36 - Coil arrangements
  • H05B 6/38 - Coil arrangements specially adapted for fitting into hollow spaces of workpieces

81.

ELECTRICALLY OPERATED AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DETECTING HEATER CONDITIONS IN THE SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18517580
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-22
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Bilat, Stephane
  • Colotte, Guillaume
  • Ng Wai Leong, Daryl
  • Chang, Ho Keat

Abstract

An electrically operated aerosol-generating system is provided, including: a heating element to heat an aerosol-forming substrate proximate to the heating element; a power supply to supply power to the heating element; and electric circuitry in communication with the heating element and the power supply, the electric circuitry including a memory and being configured to: regulate a supply of power to the heating element for a heating cycle period in response to a user input, determine a first derivative of an electrical resistance of the heating element with respect to time, determine that there is an adverse condition if the first derivative exceeds a threshold value stored in the memory during a heating cycle period at or subsequent to a predetermined time in the period, and control power supplied to the heating element or provide an indication based on whether there is an adverse condition at the heating element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means

82.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE AND ELECTRICALLY OPERATED SYSTEM INCORPORATING A TAGGANT

      
Application Number 18517673
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-22
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Fernando, Felix
  • Bernauer, Dominique

Abstract

An electrically operated aerosol-generating system is provided, including: a housing having a front housing portion and a rear housing portion, the front housing portion including a front end portion having a cavity configured to receive an aerosol-generating article including a taggant having a spectroscopic signature; and a detector configured to detect a presence of the aerosol-generating article in the cavity and to identify aerosol-generating articles that may be usable with the system, the detector being able to determine the spectroscopic signature of the taggant.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/95 - Arrangements or methods specially adapted for charging batteries thereof structurally associated with cases
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 40/50 - Control or monitoring
  • A24F 40/51 - Arrangement of sensors
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • G01N 21/31 - Investigating relative effect of material at wavelengths characteristic of specific elements or molecules, e.g. atomic absorption spectrometry
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries

83.

AEROSOL-FORMING SUBSTRATE AND AEROSOL-DELIVERY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18511113
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-16
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.A (Switzerland)
Inventor Mironov, Oleg

Abstract

There is described an aerosol-forming substrate for use in combination with an inductive heating device. The aerosol-forming substrate comprises a solid material capable of releasing volatile compounds that can form an aerosol upon heating of the aerosol-forming substrate and at least a first susceptor material for heating of the aerosol-forming substrate. The first susceptor material is arranged in thermal proximity of the solid material. The aerosol-forming substrate further comprises at least a second susceptor material having a second Curie-temperature which is lower than a predefined maximum heating temperature of the first susceptor material. There is also described an aerosol-delivery system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24B 15/12 - Chemical features of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes of reconstituted tobacco
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • H05B 6/06 - Control, e.g. of temperature, of power
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

84.

HEATER ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 18261338
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-14
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno
  • Kiernan, Edward
  • Prestia, Ivan

Abstract

A heater assembly couplable to an aerosol-generating device body to form an aerosol-generating device is provided, the heater assembly including a heating element mount; a heating element rotatably coupled to the mount and configured to penetrate an aerosol-generating article; and a heater assembly rotation resistance mechanism configured to resist rotation of the element in a first direction relative to the mount, limit rotation of the element in the first direction relative to the mount up to a threshold torque applied to the element, and allow further rotation of the element when a torque applied to the element exceeds the threshold torque. An aerosol-generating device is also provided, including an aerosol-generating device body and a heater assembly coupled to the body, the assembly including a heating element configured to penetrate the article and to rotate relative to the mount of the device; and a rotation resistance mechanism.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • H05B 3/06 - Heater elements structurally combined with coupling elements or with holders

85.

INDUCTIVE HEATING ARRANGEMENT FOR HEATING AEROSOL-FORMING SUBSTRATES

      
Application Number 18261698
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-27
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Courbat, Jerome Christian
  • Mironov, Oleg
  • Stura, Enrico
  • Monney, Patrick Philippe

Abstract

An inductive heating arrangement to heat an aerosol-forming substrate is provided, including: a DC power source and power supply electronics including a DC/AC inverter connected to the power source, the inverter including a resonant switching power amplifier with a transistor switch, a transistor switch driver circuit associated with the switch and an LC load network including a capacitor and an inductor to generate an alternating magnetic field, the driver circuit including a tunable oscillator to output a switching signal to the switch having a tunable switching frequency; a current sensor to determine a DC supply current drawn from the power source; and a controller to receive a current signal from the sensor indicative of the supply current and to tune the frequency of the switching signal in response to the received current signal in order to tune the supply current to be in a predetermined range.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • H02M 7/48 - Conversion of dc power input into ac power output without possibility of reversal by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode
  • H03K 17/687 - Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking characterised by the use of specified components by the use, as active elements, of semiconductor devices the devices being field-effect transistors
  • H05B 6/04 - Sources of current
  • H05B 6/06 - Control, e.g. of temperature, of power

86.

AEROSOL-GENERATING ROD WITH MULTIPLE AEROSOL-GENERATING SEGMENTS

      
Application Number 18262796
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-28
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Bedasso, Bekele Alemu
  • Bongiovanni, Gianluca
  • Oliana, Valerio
  • Sereda, Alexandra

Abstract

An aerosol-generating article including an aerosol-generating rod for producing an inhalable aerosol upon heating is provided, the rod including: a first aerosol-generating segment including a first aerosol-generating substrate, the first aerosol-generating substrate including a tobacco material and an aerosol former; a second aerosol-generating segment at a location upstream of the first aerosol-generating segment; and a wrapper circumscribing at least the first aerosol-generating segment and the second aerosol-generating segment, the second aerosol-generating segment including a plug of a porous substrate, and at least a core portion of the plug including an aerosol-generating medium or a flavourant or both. An aerosol-generating system including a heating device and the aerosol-generating article is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24D 1/00 - Cigars; Cigarettes
  • A24D 1/02 - Cigars; Cigarettes with special covers
  • A24D 1/18 - Selection of materials, other than tobacco, suitable for smoking

87.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH LOOP-GAP RESONATOR

      
Application Number 18262640
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-05
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Hovsepyan, Hrayr
  • Hakhoumian, Arsen
  • Haroyan, Hovhannes

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device configured to generate aerosol by heating at least one part of an aerosol-generating substrate is provided, the aerosol-generating device including a loop-gap resonator configured to heat the at least one part of the aerosol-generating substrate in order to generate aerosol. An aerosol-generating article for an aerosol-generating device is also provided, the aerosol-generating article including a first portion arranged and/or formed to fit in a loop of a loop-gap resonator of the aerosol-generating device; and a second portion arranged and/or formed to fit in a gap of the loop-gap resonator. An aerosol-generating system is also provided, including the aerosol-generating device and the aerosol-generating article.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24D 1/20 - Cigarettes specially adapted for simulated smoking devices
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • H05B 6/02 - Induction heating
  • H05B 6/64 - Heating using microwaves

88.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE AND SYSTEM COMPRISING AN INDUCTIVE HEATING DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

      
Application Number 18258239
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-23
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Butin, Yannick
  • Gattoni, Lucas
  • Mohseni, Farhang
  • Nesovic, Milica
  • Stura, Enrico

Abstract

A method for controlling aerosol production in an aerosol-generating device including an inductive heating arrangement and a power source to provide power, including: performing, during a first heating phase, a calibration process for defining first and second calibration values associated with respective first and second calibration temperatures of a susceptor to heat an aerosol-forming substrate; and during a second heating phase, controlling power to maintain a target operating value within the values, controlling the power to cause an increase of susceptor temperature, monitoring a value associated with current, interrupting power when the value reaches a first extremum corresponding to the second calibration value, monitoring the value until it reaches a second extremum corresponding to the first calibration value, and in response to determining that the value reached a minimum, repeating the steps, the calibration values corresponding to values associated with current measured during a first repetition of the steps.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/57 - Temperature control
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

89.

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ANATABINE AND USES THEREOF

      
Application Number 18260293
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-07
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Hoeng, Julia
  • Poussin, Carine
  • Messinis, Dimitrios

Abstract

A composition including anatabine or a salt thereof is provided for treating a nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2)-regulated disorder.) A composition including anatabine or a salt thereof is also provided for prophylactic treatment of a subject requiring NRF2 activation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61K 31/444 - Non-condensed pyridines; Hydrogenated derivatives thereof containing further heterocyclic ring systems containing a six-membered ring with nitrogen as a ring hetero atom, e.g. amrinone

90.

CARTRIDGE OF A STICK-SHAPED AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE FOR USE WITH AN INDUCTIVELY HEATING AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18255150
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-02
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Fursa, Oleg
  • Zuchuat, Fabien
  • Kiselev, Vladimir
  • Torbey Meouchi, Antoine
  • Goodenough, Timothy

Abstract

A cartridge for a stick-shaped aerosol-generating article is provided, the article being for an inductively heating aerosol-generating device, the cartridge including: a vaporization chamber at a distal end portion of the cartridge to vaporize aerosol-forming liquid therein; a reservoir chamber proximal the vaporization chamber to store aerosol-forming liquid; a septum forming a common wall member of the chambers; a liquid-conveying susceptor arrangement to convey aerosol-forming liquid from the reservoir chamber into the vaporization chamber and to be inductively heated to vaporize aerosol-forming liquid within the vaporization chamber; and a vapor-conveying conduit providing a fluid communication for vaporized aerosol-forming liquid from the vaporization chamber to a region proximal the reservoir chamber, the septum including a through hole, which the vapor-conveying conduit passes through or is supported in at a distal end portion, and including a filling hole for filling aerosol-forming liquid into the reservoir chamber via the vaporization chamber.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures

91.

A CARTRIDGE FOR USE WITH AN AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18256959
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-06
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Oliana, Valerio
  • Sereda, Alexandra
  • Bongiovanni, Gianluca
  • Bedasso, Bekele Alemu

Abstract

A cartridge for an aerosol-generating device is provided, the cartridge being engageable with and disengageable from the device, the cartridge including: a mouthpiece; a housing including a susceptor material, the housing defining a cavity configured to receive an aerosol-forming substrate; and an ejector, a portion of the ejector being slideable within the cavity so as to eject the aerosol-forming substrate from the cavity. An aerosol-generating system including an aerosol-generating device and the cartridge is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/485 - Valves; Apertures
  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating

92.

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO MONITOR TOBACCO MATERIAL TO DETECT INSECT INFESTATION

      
Application Number 18269343
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-23
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Cali, Ricardo
  • Prestia, Ivan
  • Sereda, Alexandra

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method to monitor tobacco material to detect insect infestation, the method comprising: —providing tobacco material in a closed space; —measuring the concentration of a semiochemical in the air present in the closed space; —comparing the measured concentration of the semiochemical with a threshold; and—lowering the temperature of the closed space if the concentration of the semiochemical is higher than the threshold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24B 3/10 - Roasting or cooling tobacco
  • G01N 33/00 - Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms

93.

AEROSOL-GENERATING DEVICE WITH AIR-PERMEABLE RECEIVING CAVITY

      
Application Number 18256964
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-06
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Batista, Rui Nuno Rodrigues Alves
  • Oliana, Valerio
  • Sereda, Alexandra
  • Bongiovanni, Gianluca
  • Bedasso, Bekele Alemu

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device for generating an aerosol from an aerosol-forming substrate is provided, the aerosol-generating device including: a cavity having an opening configured to receive the aerosol-forming substrate, the cavity being defined by side walls extending away from the opening; a cavity base configured to support the aerosol-forming substrate, or an aerosol-generating article including the aerosol-forming substrate, when received in the cavity, the cavity base being arranged to be longitudinally movable within the side walls defining the cavity; a push rod configured to move the cavity base, the push rod protruding from a body of the aerosol-generating device when the aerosol-forming substrate, or the aerosol-generating article including the aerosol-forming substrate, is positioned within the cavity; and at least one induction coil located external to the cavity and arranged to generate a fluctuating magnetic field. An aerosol-generating system including the aerosol-generating device and an aerosol-generating article is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/465 - Shape or structure of electric heating means specially adapted for induction heating
  • A24F 40/48 - Fluid transfer means, e.g. pumps
  • A24F 40/20 - Devices using solid inhalable precursors
  • H05B 6/10 - Induction heating apparatus, other than furnaces, for specific applications

94.

FILLED RESONANT CAVITY FOR OPTIMIZED DIELECTRIC HEATING

      
Application Number 18257004
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-17
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Gonzalez Florez, Ana Isabel
  • Ghazaany, Tahereh
  • Roberts, Mike

Abstract

An aerosol-generating device is provided for heating an aerosol-forming substrate to generate an aerosol, the aerosol-generating device including: an electromagnetic field generator configured to generate radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation having a predetermined frequency composition; a resonant chamber including a peripheral wall configured to be substantially opaque to RF electromagnetic radiation within the resonant chamber; and a filling arranged within an interior of the resonant chamber so as to circumscribe a substrate cavity defined within the resonant chamber, the substrate cavity being configured to receive the aerosol-forming substrate, the electromagnetic field generator being coupled to the resonant chamber so as to convey the RF electromagnetic radiation generated by the electromagnetic field generator to the resonant chamber, and the filling having a relative permittivity of greater than one.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/46 - Shape or structure of electric heating means
  • H05B 6/80 - Apparatus for specific applications

95.

AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM COMPRISING A TRANSDUCER

      
Application Number 18258252
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-15
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Verlinski, Sergey
  • Piloyan, Mikayel

Abstract

An aerosol-generating system is provided, including: an aerosol-generator housing; and a piezoelectric transducer having an elliptical shape and including a first region and a second region, the second region being electrically isolated from the first region, and the piezoelectric transducer being secured to the aerosol-generator housing at a single attachment point positioned only within the first region.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24F 40/05 - Devices without heating means
  • A24F 40/10 - Devices using liquid inhalable precursors
  • A24F 40/30 - Devices using two or more structurally separated inhalable precursors, e.g. using two liquid precursors in two cartridges
  • A24F 40/42 - Cartridges or containers for inhalable precursors

96.

METHOD FOR DEVICE DIAGNOSTICS

      
Application Number 18261429
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-20
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Mariacher, Eric
  • Chateau, Maxime

Abstract

A system is provided, including: an aerosol-generating device and/or a charging device associated with an aerosol-generating device; a near-field communication module including a nonvolatile memory; and a controller configured to receive an indication of an error occurrence and to update an error data log stored in the nonvolatile memory by storing an error data entry associated with the error occurrence to the error data log, the error data entry being configured to be read by an external device even when the aerosol-generating device and/or the charging device including the near-field communication module is not powered. A method for maintaining error data on an aerosol-generating device and/or a charging device associated with an aerosol-generating device is also provided. A method for recovery of error data from an aerosol-generating device and/or a charging device associated with an aerosol-generating device is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 11/07 - Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
  • A24F 40/90 - Arrangements or methods specially adapted for charging batteries thereof
  • A24F 40/65 - Devices with integrated communication means, e.g. Wi-Fi
  • A24F 40/53 - Monitoring, e.g. fault detection

97.

HOLLOW TUBULAR ELEMENT FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING ARTICLE

      
Application Number 18267642
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-17
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor
  • Schaller, Chrystophe
  • Uthurry, Jerome

Abstract

A hollow tubular element (100) for an aerosol-generating article (1), the hollow tubular element (100) comprising: a peripheral portion (110) providing a curved outer surface of the hollow tubular element (100), and defining a hollow inner region (120) of the hollow tubular element (100); and an internal projection (130) extending into the hollow inner region (120). The hollow tubular element (100) is formed from a sheet, the sheet comprising: a first part and a second part adjacent to the first part with a first fold line (141) therebetween. The first part of the sheet forms at least part of the peripheral portion (110) of the hollow tubular element (100). The entirety of the first part of the sheet forms at least part of the curved outer surface of the hollow tubular element (100). The second part of the sheet defines the internal projection (130) of the hollow tubular element (100), the internal projection (130) extending into the hollow inner region (120) of the hollow tubular element (100) from the first fold line (131).

IPC Classes  ?

  • A24D 3/04 - Tobacco smoke filters characterised by their shape or structure

98.

Packaging

      
Application Number 29764067
Grant Number D1014244
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-28
First Publication Date 2024-02-13
Grant Date 2024-02-13
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Silcox, Paul

99.

INHALER ARTICLE HAVING HOLLOW TUBULAR ELEMENT

      
Application Number 18256949
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-17
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Campitelli, Gennaro

Abstract

An inhaler article is provided, including: a cavity; a capsule located in the cavity, the capsule containing dry powder; and a hollow tubular element disposed downstream of the capsule, the hollow tubular element including: a peripheral portion defining a hollow inner region of the hollow tubular element, and a support element formed from a sheet and extending from a first point at the peripheral portion across the hollow inner region to a second point at the peripheral portion. An inhaler system, including the inhaler article and a holder configured to receive the inhaler article, is also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

100.

INHALER ARTICLE AND MOUTHPIECE FOR USE WITH THE SAME

      
Application Number 18266142
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-01
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland)
Inventor Campitelli, Gennaro

Abstract

An inhaler article has an inhaler body comprising a tubular side wall defining an interior and a longitudinal center axis, the interior forming a receptacle for housing an inhalable powder; a mouthpiece element extending along the longitudinal center axis from a distal end to a proximal end, the distal end of the mouthpiece element being received in the interior of the inhaler body. The mouthpiece element includes a tube extending coaxially with the inhaler body and comprising an interior surface having a first diameter; a blocker disposed at the distal end of the mouthpiece element, coaxial with the tube and having a second diameter that is greater than the first diameter; and a collector surface comprising a ring that is coaxial with and disposed proximal to the blocker, the ring defining an inner diameter and an outer diameter.

IPC Classes  ?

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