USPTO publishes R.J. Reynolds Tobacco patent application titled 'fibrous composite tobacco-containing materials'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , April 1, 2014 () – United States Patent and Trademark Office has received an application no. 20140083438, published on March 27, 2014, by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, titled as "FIBROUS COMPOSITE TOBACCO-CONTAINING MATERIALS" for the registration of patent.

Inventors: Sebastian; Andries; (Clemmons, NC) ; Bengtsson; Bruce; (Winston-Salem, NC) ; Kobisky; Jason; (Winston-Salem, NC)

Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Winston-Salem

NC

According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Smokeless tobacco products suitable for oral consumption are provided. The smokeless tobacco products include a tobacco composition and at least one fibrous structure enclosing at least a portion of the outer surface of the tobacco composition such that the fibrous structure and the tobacco composition form a cohesive structure capable of maintaining cohesion when placed in an oral cavity, wherein the fibrous structure includes one or more of (i) a warp knitted structure; (ii) a plurality of reinforcing fibers attached to the tobacco composition; (iii) a braided sleeve; and (iv) a spacer fabric. A process for preparing a smokeless tobacco product adapted for oral consumption is also provided, the process including the step of enclosing at least a portion of the outer surface of a tobacco composition with a fibrous structure to form a composite structure."

The Patent was filed on September 21, 2012 under application No. 20140083438

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