USPTO publishes R.J. Reynolds Tobacco's patent application titled 'system for analyzing a smoking article filter associated with a smoking article, and associated method'; patent filed on Nov. 13, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , May 18, 2014 () – United States Patent and Trademark Office has received an application no. 20140131579, published on May 15, 2014, by R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, titled as "System for Analyzing a Smoking Article Filter Associated with a Smoking Article, and Associated Method" for the registration of patent.

Inventors: Ademe; Balager; (Winston-Salem, NC) ; Wood; Gary Lee; (Rural Hall, NC)

Assignee: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY

Winston-Salem

NC

According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A system and associated method for analyzing a smoking article filter is provided. An emitter emits an initial signal toward a smoking article filter. The initial signal may have a frequency between about 0.1 teraHertz and about 10 teraHertz. A sensor may detect a resultant signal resulting from interaction of the initial signal with the smoking article filter. An analysis unit may receive the resultant signal from the sensor, determine a filter status based on the resultant signal, and output an indicium indicative of the filter status. The filter status may include a capsule presence within the smoking article filter, a capsule absence from the smoking article filter, a proper insertion of a capsule into the smoking article filter, a defective insertion of a capsule into the smoking article filter, a proper capsule within the smoking article filter, and a defective capsule within the smoking article filter."

The Patent was filed on November 13, 2012 under application No. 20140131579

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