RJ Reynolds Tobacco files Indian patent application for fire-cured tobacco extract and tobacco products made therefrom

NEW DELHI , November 15, 2013 () – USA based R J Reynolds Tobacco Co filed patent application for fire-cured tobacco extract and tobacco products made therefrom. The inventors are Byrd Crystal Dawn Hege, Coleman William Monroe Iii, Dube Michael Francis, Gerardi Anthony Richard, Hunt Eric Taylor, Holton Darrell Eugene Jr, Rhoades Charles Bradford Jr, Flinchum Jack Gray Jr, Beeson Dwayne William and Mabe Jeremy Barrett.

R J Reynolds Tobacco Co filed the patent application on May 16, 2013. The patent application number is 1517/KOLNP/2013 A. The international classification numbers are A24B3/12, A24B15/24 and A24B13/00.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "The invention provides a tobacco product including a flavorful tobacco composition in the form of an extract of a fire-cured tobacco material. Exemplary tobacco products include smoking articles, smokeless tobacco compositions, and aerosol-generating devices that do not burn tobacco. The invention also provides a process for preparing a smokeless tobacco composition, the method including: mixing a fire-cured tobacco material having a first benzo[a]pyrene concentration with water to produce an aqueous slurry; maintaining the slurry for a time and at a temperature sufficient to form a fire-cured tobacco extract, the aqueous fire-cured tobacco extract exhibiting a second benzo[a]pyrene concentration lower than the first benzo[a]pyrene concentration; separating the aqueous fire-cured tobacco extract from a residual pulp material, and mixing the aqueous fire-cured tobacco extract with a tobacco or non-tobacco plant material to form a smokeless tobacco composition."

About the Company

The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR), based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and founded by R. J. Reynolds in 1875, is the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S. (behind Altria Group). RJR is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. which in turn is 42% owned by British American Tobacco of the United Kingdom.

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