Philip Morris Products files Indian patent application for inhibition of sensory irritation during consumption of non-smokeable tobacco products

NEW DELHI , March 31, 2014 () – Switzerland based Philip Morris Products SA filed patent application for inhibition of sensory irritation during consumption of non smokeable tobacco products. The inventors are Kobal Gerd, Reeh Peter, Heynekamp Justin, Mishra Munmaya K, Langston Timothy B and Flora Jason W.

Philip Morris Products SA filed the patent application on Sept. 20, 2012. The patent application number is 8225/DELNP/2012 A. The international classification numbers are A24B13/00, A24B15/30 and A24B15/28.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "An orally enjoyable tobacco product (10 100) includes a portion of smokeless tobacco comprising an active ingredient. The active ingredient is selected from the group consisting of a mercaptan camphor borneol isobomeol bornyl acetate isobornyl acetate mono bornyl succinate mono isobornyl succinate mono bornyl formate and mono isobornyl formate. The active ingredient is present in an amount effective to reduce or eliminate the sensory irritation arising from the smokeless tobacco. Also disclosed is a method of making such a product."

About the Company

Philip Morris USA is the United States tobacco division of Altria Group, Inc Philip Morris USA brands include Marlboro, Virginia Slims, Benson and Hedges, Merit, Parliament, Alpine, Basic, Cambridge, Bucks, Dave's, Chesterfield, Collector's Choice, Commander, English Ovals, Lark, L&M, Players and Saratoga. On January 27, 2003, Philip Morris Companies Inc changed its name to Altria Group, Inc Even under this new name, Altria continues to own 100% of Philip Morris USA (abbreviated PM USA). Some view this name change as an effort by Altria to deemphasize its historical association with tobacco products. Philip Morris USA Inc home offices and facilities include headquarters, manufacturing, processing and support facilities in the Richmond, Virginia area; sales offices crisscrossing the U.S.; and an office in The Commonwealth of Puerto RiCo.

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