R.J. Reynolds Tobacco issued US patent for 'filtered cigarette'; patent filed on Oct. 2, 2006

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , June 13, 2014 () – United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent no. 8,739,802, on June 03, 2014, to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (North Carolina), titled as "Filtered cigarette"

Inventors: Fagg; Barry Smith (Winston-Salem, NC)

Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (Winston-Salem, NC)

According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A filtered cigarette possesses a smokable rod and a filter element. The filter element possesses a segment incorporating filter material (e.g., cellulose acetate tow) having carbonaceous material (e.g., activated charcoal particles) or other adsorbent dispersed throughout the filter material, and encapsulated flavoring agent (e.g., flavor-containing microcapsules) dispersed throughout the filter material."

The patent was filed on October 2, 2006 Application no. 11/537,812

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