R.J. Reynolds Tobacco's US patent application for 'method for preparing fuel element for smoking article' published

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , October 8, 2013 () – United States Patent and Trademark Office has received an application no. 20130255703, published on October 03, 2013, by R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, titled as "METHOD FOR PREPARING FUEL ELEMENT FOR SMOKING ARTICLE" for the registration of patent.

Inventors: Banerjee; Chandra Kumar; (Clemmons, NC) ; Sears; Stephen Benson; (Siler City, NC)

Assignee: R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY

WINSTON-SALEM

NC

According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "The invention provides a method for making a fuel element for a smoking article comprising forming a combustible carbonaceous material into a fuel element adapted for use in a smoking article; incorporating a metal-containing catalyst precursor into the fuel element or onto the surface thereof to form a treated fuel element, the incorporating step occurring before, during, or after said forming step; and optionally heating or irradiating the treated fuel element at a temperature and for a time sufficient to convert the catalyst precursor to a catalytic metal compound. Examples of metal-containing catalyst precursors include iron nitrate, copper nitrate, cerium nitrate, cerium ammonium nitrate, manganese nitrate, magnesium nitrate, and zinc nitrate. Fuel elements treated according to the invention, and smoking articles including such fuel elements, are also provided."

The Patent was filed on May 16, 2013 under application No. 20130255703

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