WIPO publishes R.J. Reynolds Tobacco patent for 'electronic smoking article and associated method'

GENEVA , April 18, 2014 () – Publication No. WO/2014/058678 was published on April 17.

Title of the invention: "AN ELECTRONIC SMOKING ARTICLE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD."

Applicants: R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (US).

Inventors: Stephen Benson Sears (US), Timothy Brian Nestor (US), Charles Jacob Novak III (US), Steven Lee Alderman (US), Michael Ryan Galloway (US), Quentin Paul Guenther Jr. (US), Frederic Philippe Ampolini (US), Raymond C. Henry Jr. (US), Allen Michael East (US), Scott Ingham (US), Glen Kimsey (US) and Keith William Anderson (US).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "Smoking articles, and methods for forming such smoking articles, such as an electronic smoking article, are provided. An exemplary smoking article comprises a control body portion having a control body engagement end, and having a first control component therein. A cartridge body portion includes a cartridge body engagement end configured to removably engage the control body engagement end of the control body portion. The cartridge body portion further includes a consumable arrangement comprising at least an aerosol precursor composition and at least one heating element operably engaged therewith, and a second control component. At least the consumable arrangement is configured to be in communication with the first control component upon engagement between the cartridge body and control body portions."

The patent was filed on Oct. 2, 2013 under Application No. PCT/US2013/063085.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2014058678

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