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Z © E- < O Z rJ3 b~ Z < 0 c,.; < 0 BULLETIN Number 22-92 November 27th 1992 ~i¢I ~ ,~[ lhk l'A1hl~.'tlie~ rely I~ ~"~ifierl withoul ~e ~Ntle~ ethane'If! ol PATENT ABSTRACT INFORMATION SERVICE, Copym~ i.~clude~ ~ul~tmg i=ro ,~.~o0~er ~,~m~ta~. lh¢ ¢0n~et~ of t'¢,i~ ix,ldicatit~ an" ilexc~dcd ~ ak'nin¢ ~l~ o~1.~, azld no ~po~l~ibi~i~) is aecep'N hy the cOm~le*" for the aec~:y or ocbe~kc.e ~f the mf~c~u~i~ eoom~ed b¢~.. PUBLISHED BY N &: D. L PO~IEK A, MBERLEA, NORTH ROAD, DT~ilD~J~I P~JRL~U $O~I1HAMPTON. E~.GI.AND SO4 5PE L0703) 842429 0 0 Ln BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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INTRODUCTION The bulletin gives alenin_o ahstracts of patent app[ications and of patents publisiled i,1 He foltowine countries:- 41 BELGIUM P~tem ..rec/:~cats'anv published ~s' .~on ~,zx~w'b/e ~tier /3' motl~. ,:,'.~ ~ e eLQ)~d :.~om the #J/:~," :,+.',"+,:/()" dJre+ 41 CANADA .4pph~'d:/O/~) ~blzV:ed :J.) ~L~R.~.wr/c)) lg :::~:~:+/:~" ;::'Zcr ++u:/&~): l,.~£)r:2y d2,:~ ZDkJ£di~'4) ,erJ~:.':anted.v~ec#~'~oa~r~blidJ+~/1-tO.yea:> #ore t:l@+.. 41 FRANCE PJ:cnI ~pec~?~-a::o:~v publ&/wd 16" mond~¢ #ore :Z:x~ pnbr1~)" :bin. 41 GERMANY ,4pplfcatiotz) publf~ed ;~" OtTenlegzu~:~,chri# (OLS) ~vi~.ou: e.r.mu;'~:io:/ /+¢ mona::~ :'am~ :::~ pno,+.a" ~:e. @ JAPAN .4pp[l~,~11~,~( pu~[[~t~[ w~our e.ranH~at:bn lg n]oneJl.~" after e'ar/t~.;r pr:or/~)" d4te. @ U.K. II U .S .A. Pn[e:tt ,'oect'::caHon.¥ publd~hed l m vea~" erie: zZ/~,..~ Re&vue~" ~md DetbnMve ~'b.//,~dft'OtL~. 41 (PCT)WO Apptic~rionx tiled under ~he P.tent CooFerJt/o~ Treaty and pub/L~ed 18 mottle ~:ter the date of Htiog. EP E~mpean p~tent appl/eatim~s pub/#2md 18 monzh~. ~ /~rxt pt~bm':.)" date. Details of filing include: Date and number of application or of prior application, and country in which it was filed. Date of issue or publication, and numbers of corresl~onding patents (applications) published in other countries, i.e. equivalents. The symbol [*] is printed at the beginning of each completely new abstract, i.e. one that has never appeared in the bulletin previously under another pa~ent number. EXAMPLE OF ABSTRACT G.D.!.p.A. [ R..MatteiB.t3etvederi i-'P. A N CE 2,393.158 24/7/87 ~d~.~ca.siinta:aamfl.m. it saaal ~l ml~ A ,,ingle web (9} ~ divictet~ into two p.,al~..¢ '~tP~ t~'2~. 2 i~lly I.~att~lg devKx ~ t'/) R~B~RI~ Of t~: ~ SI~t~ a/K" Ul~ll~a.'d b~ ~'~) I¢IlSiOtt det¢~:t~ devi~,'c~ 136. 37~. If ltO~ll ~¢ tk'l~.~l~ Ca11~¢' 1~.2 d,fi~¢ ¢11 n~,~or t[3l. ~tul[~ ~L4+ reed tt)ll~r l~21. to I~ ~dJuslcd proDo~ioa~l~)', Priority: Italy 20.I.g6 3.308 Equiv.,,. U.K 2,185.46~1A)t Gemmnv 3,701.285. [ ~ t,° ) SZ:27./;,SZ:2 ,t+ -.+ + ,.,, ...;. ).j.! Details of ~ranted EP(BL U.K.(B) and (PS) patents are pubiished as an appendix. .-%. PATENTEE INDEX in alphabetical order is provided at the end of the bulIetin. 0 0 k.ra tn ksa o', ".4 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001 I:::: :::
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LEAF [*I [.~.R.A.: 2.1~.R.S. ...... ..e~==u ..... US 5,[54,748 13, I0'~2 :GIKS:~3 :~:E:anSe -" ::',-::::~;C diSf£3@S 2~ DIe~ZS Cl4~CH] hc--CMe"CH~CH--CI4~CH:--O CDI ~m(CH]h,~CH ~CII =CN~C ON O OH ON o t OH OH are used := :nduce resistance :3 :ryp:o~ic ilseases in pian=s which are capable of being in~ecz~d by a pazhocen:c fun§us. ~uah plants include "Xan~=~i" :oDacz= ;xzh raspe:: 1= Fhyzo;h:n:ra ;arasaz=za vzr, n:cotzanae, tiv!s~on c: U.S. 4~BI.~i~. [25 Pa~es ;nc!ud:nq 20 Figure Paqe~i [i0 ClalmsI. Priority: France 6/'10,:88 13,130. fA~pin. 23,:2.~0 484.8£2). 22-~2 (:D 0 C~ BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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RECONSTITUTED & SUBSTITUTE TOBACCO [*] ERIY!SE -wr:~ -~' .~BA~ . LTD. C.Z.Sre:~ EP 524,505[A} ;e!aqes z: =el~D!s :f i~c:££s:n~ z~e v:szzsl:}- z~ 6 zzDacc2 S~spe~Elzn ;;:=DC: :~e £~d cf :;~a ;rDpor::zns :f ksn:ers fzr :a~::,n~ =.: £ nDr:zzn:ai aa:s rztat~ng iru~.~ :as~ar. The dispersion. ~ni:Z :~n:a:ns ~:::: 7~ c~ ;:spl, lene g~ycol aic:za:e, is sub~e:zsd :o very h~gh snsar ::n/i:ic:~ in a 2a~cra~cr7 valve homogen:ser a: 2000 psi. Thls :ncreases :no v:s::s~y 2y a ~ac:~r be:wean 2 em, d ~00. :he me:hod :s useful in ::bat:: ra:~ns:llu:ion :r :~zacco s~Ds:Zzuze ;ro:esses w~ere low Levels of bln~er are requ:rs! :r improved :asze charac:er over :eilui:s:c binders. {i0 Pages inzlu~inq n: Figure Pages] [25 Cla:as]. Priority: U,M. 23/5,'91 12,148, Desiqna;ed :ounzrles: Auszrla, Belqlum, De~ark, ?rance, Germany, Greece. Eolland, 2to!y, Liezb~ens:a;n, 2uxergDourg, Xonacz. ~or:u~al. Spa~n, Sweden. Swizzerland, U.K. [*] SOC:iTE NATIONA5~ E.I.T.A. J-C.Batzard e: el. (PCT)WO ~2,"1~020 I~'20,'92 7lavzured shee~ maz¢rlal for e sm=ka:le OrB:Z=: Descrlbes a me:hod :f preperln~ a shee: mazeriai fzr :he manufacture :f cigars or c~qare::es e:c. Flavour=ng substances or c~mp=s::ions £:e added :: a puip during manet:el manu~c:ure for release only wren ::e smokable ;rodu:: :s l!:. The f:avou:s are inaorpc:azed 2n cyclodexzr~ns by ::iecuia: encapsula=ion or :o~plex~ng. The st~e: ~a:er:al may be :u: u; anZ used :: ;reduce fiavourfu/ smokable fliier, or aizerna:lve~y used for wrapp:ng a smoXa:ie ~ro~u:=. ..... u,ong n: Ficur~ Pc=as] [8 Cla:ms] Priority: France !7/~/91 4,721. Designated ::~nzr~e~: Canada, C:ech~s!ovak:a. ~inl&nl, Hungary, iapan, Norway, Poland, ~oman:a, U,~. As E~rcpean pazen:s: Aus:r:a, ~elgi~, Der~erk, Tzence, German}', Zree:e, Eel!and, 2=zly, 2ua~r.zDurg, :':znac:, Spain, Sweden. S~':::erlan/, U.K. AS {CAP!~ sazen:s: EF. E3. :F :~, CI, C~.:, 3A "'" ::2, XE, :'" -~ 73. ::-g2 0 0 LY~ L~ 0", -..4 LF~ BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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TOBACCO TREATMENT [,~ DICKiNSCN (W.H.I ENGINEEEZNG LTD. E.: 5['.447:A) .:.,/sr2.scn el aI. ..= ° ~2 l..-.:ro'::n: si=sed Z:_ie co.-.!:=:rn=n~ -he ~Tparazus fzr sl'ic:ng :::a~:= ~alm~ ::myr:ses a ntu~er :f =-zr=ile- z-ofF ~::r.~s ~ ar.z£s ; k'r,~cn can "e -Dyed :: :er.a=ra:e :foe sale : =r. a ...... D,,=° plane x-~le ",he _-ale is sup~zr:ed on a ~'- t:_','~.c@ ~.:~';. " --usn£r l.~) removes zne :':~ sl-ce from she prongs x~zZ :Ze help cf s~,arvenel -eet.-, ('C': which exlend cicv,'n be=ween :.he prc.ngs, -he -:=.:arazus :rov=ies ::r.s:a-.ent siizing along :.he desired p[ar~e for :ypes of :3Dazco mazar:ai ncr:si!y found d:=;, • .~,cult =o prccess ~n zh:s way. [~ .:ages inc!ud.ng 1 -igure ?a~e] [9 Cia:=.s]. Appln. 13/5/91 304,268. Des:%-r.azed cnun.:r:es: Austr:a, Belgium, ~rer,=ark, France, Germany. 8reece, Eoi-and, Izaly, Liez==ens:e~no iuxembour~ Spa=n, S,-eden, Switzerian!, U.K, ? ' FL-~OT!CKY, K. Un[~ublis~ed EP =~ " a,,, -:bac:= _~eed svs=em ~[:o i2C} :n wh~c.t a :::~ed air flow ":s genera-ed ~g ,'-~z-} means of a f-z.n ~5"2) ~.ra~:,-.g a~r :.%:zugn a " - [ 'j :~":~ " '1 b J2 cr.:=~ney ~ 76) ~n~ ~n a:r-perr,.ea~-e band. (84 I. |, F~,~I __ T~-a-*o zar',icLes :n ~hls a-r flow se-zle on -,he -~a.n! :D f:rm a -cZacmc layer {S6}. -he ~zza::~ \o]_,..:ll[~f~-:'li " [T ~" "v par=:--~es bec~e en:ra'-n~d :n :he :-=se~ a:. svs:em :rorou~h a s:ncle =_r .=~. conne .... n ~,.~, ( [[!'/'; .,~ =n .~en a ...... sls.em c ...... ng :=::ucanu: iil ~6 ~ ), '%';~'( i', I h ~' -- zP.e -obaczo .h=Doer. The cZnroe--~on als3 allows l" : ,"? -,_~ a:r leakage =n ",~e -_icsed syste,~ zo be ~/7~- \L! -is Pr'-or~+,y: U.K. 31,'!,.'90 2,103. II,-&~ q ' -~." ~=-s~a:e~- :~::=:-~-=: ;.~:-~:: ~e-'~= :e.~=~. (l,IL__[| ~ -~, ~r=_n:e, 3er.-.a:~', ~reece. .-.o~- !and. itaiy. -.~~ ~, -uxa~nour_c, ~pa:n, S'~'e~en, 5w::zeriand, U.:<. Equ:v. ~.:.:."]WO S!:I'20: U.':. :,:40,45.a. 12-.=Z- 2~ 0 0 Mr~ 0", --.4 0", BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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TOBACCO TREATMENT ,continucdl .~=~C~v INC. [* i ~AP~5 ....... .'-.=rlz'gl'.'-::' =r=f.u-I =~>:zEnl;r.z ex;anZlag aT;arc:us ~ar expandln~ an agracuL:=za~ ~r0auc: such as toaacco cr ~ ve~:agle f~ad. The ~np~ovemen: =e~a=es 1: :~ans for recover~n~ =he ex;-z.ndin: &~enz ;:arbcn dioxide) whiLs: z;n;=is~ng :he ~oun~ of en=ralned e~r :n zhe process, to Z.= ~'4..~.~9iA} .... .",,; "PC "" , .-r'--'~.:.~' "--,~ ' . , ~ .""e-"~, .-..~ " ' ~, ">~- L ~ re~ze =z5 zsea ~:r f~=:her energy conserver:in. The recovered carbon d~ox~de ~s re:urned under hi~n ;:assure :o :he :=~recx~=~ng vessel {~2} and valves (36,41,43 & ~5} acain, a~ a czn:inu~us ;rzcess. ~4 Fag,s including l] Figure Pages] [~5 CLa±ms~, Pr~zrZZy: Japer, 20/5/91 145,556: 145,557~ !45,~52. Des:~na:sf z:un:r:es: France, Ger=any, ira!y, U.K. [,] SAP~_~" TOBACCO IRC. K.Yzsnlz::~ a: el. lx~ant:z= a=Dazazus fcr zobacco A czz::zucus :}'pe expanding zp~arazu~ ::nz;zuously supplies a ::Coco: nazszza! ~nl gaseous carbon d:cx;de as an expanding agent :3 an :z~reqnaz:n~ vessel .iii Dy a supply :cans :: ~a~n:a;n a ,.,redeterm:ned ~:~ragnazi:z pressure. The mazer:al EP EI4,860[A) 1.=.-i!.92 :q] ..... ; <3 : ev-a--, • .-'D'. :~ ~ ~_ --,' I ~----"~ ~ - ---- / ¢ -------77._ .$ :on:--u:usiy /.scnarced from :he ~ IT---'-~,~., :-.praguE::: .';:i~. CZro:rOi~.ed pressure ----~ /_=crease..'k_= s-are cf carbon ~.:x~/e :.ug-.-.!el is cznzrailec: acccrllng 2o =.-.~ ~xt: ::~sccc :a.-.:erazura :: ensure .',2 :ry ice is forme-g ~n the discharge mamer:£.. ['E ?a~es .nzuling ? ?Lgure Paqes] [4 Cla'~ms]. ....=-~r.,=~ ..... laden. 2015/91 !45,560 and 145,563. Des-~-r..aze! zzun:r:es: ='ranze, Germany, ::aiy, U.K. 0 C_D tin 0"1 0", "-4 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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TOBACCO TREAT.XIENT fconnnucdl [*I SAPAb" -:BACCO .'~C. ..'..'d." 5 J ~/~ C4-i72,078 :~ 5 92 2~s:r:nes ~ ~e:zsl ,:ereny s~pies :f sZ~e~ia~ :snatz: [:81 are a:~snq~d :z i:sn~s s.n ~ :ar~sra:et ~ur~aze ;Sal. Ksiisw 9:pes ,'} are f::3~9:2 aiz£rnaze s~ples ind prozaz: :hem ~r~m £xpanslon when zhe h22dEr ;5) :s parz:al!y :..nmersed :n !iqu:i. Provides :mproved accurazy :n measurement :f ex:ansian £1f~c:s. r= Pages :nz!uding 2 F~cure ?ages] Appin. 7.':!/90 299,~71. t JAPAK TOBAC20 iNC. E.Uematsu e: =' SAPAN 04-172,079 L9/6.'92 -.2ba'-.¢.8 exDanslon s','s'~..m The methzd 2on:rols :he heat quan%ity transferred to the tobacco from :he Zo: gas, :o 7:event ~nr:nkage and IDss of aroma and taste. The process z3mprlses ~ ~°° ~ass:ng ~:~ or Z;~Z :~.pera~ure g~s :hrou~h a gas--.~- dry~ng p:pe (IBI Shredded :sbaoco impregnated ~th carbon diox:de is fed from feed pDr: (34} into the hot qas f~Dw, ~3 be hea~ad and ez~anded while =or:rig ~t :re gas. Waz~r va:zur or water :s then :n]eczed from ne::!es f6la-d; :n:o -~- he: :as a: ° -.*~ _ a ps:nt t:%T.stream ~f :he ~eed porz {3~) ~o zonzrol zhe ~as :emperazur~. kppLn. 7.11/'90 299,~72. [gu:v. Canada 2,C5~.:~; f ..2,,.~~ "% c~ p,,,,a . A ~T :~ I i ~"' a!; ,r ' t -? 454,899 2""t, ::-'.-2 5 C:) C_D UD Un, LR, 0", Co BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001 j:: : :::
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TOBACCO TREATMENT ~cantinued! [,] JAPAN TOBACCO INC. T .'. a'~-.e- JAPAN $4-'73,C~0 .~ObaC33 £X-_57.S17.:'. <vs"= ................ =" .... ".~tT',/E'~37. Tchazz~ ~:ock :~:~;na:ed w::h :2= :n an :=Tra~na::cn sys:em. ;a~ses :z ~z a~r szr~z iry~n~ :~Da iS) - v:a exhaus~ abuse Ii6}, 2ozary valve :17~ and porz I22: - :n be nea:ed, axpan!ed and dried. When pass:ng :hrou~n :ze rz:ary valve some !eak-zaz~ o~zurs of drying gas ~o zhe exhaus~ chute. T3 ?reven~ in~ruSlc~ znto :me ~zpregna:ion mzne, zne inzruded gas is venzed :3 azzosvnere via exhausz ~ ;~] and exhaus: ven~ (57). [7 Pages :no!u/Log 2 F:gure ?ages] Appin. 7/1!/90 299,873, /\ 1~9 t [*] JAPA~ TOBACCO INC. T.Tsunez JAPAN 04-173,081 19/6,72 T Tzzb~ccz exnansion svs%~_~: Pressure e~uai~sinc system aZr ~T~ST, dry-rig "ube i'~ - vie exhaust e~u~e 116}. rntary vai',-~ 17~. and per: ;3") - :O :e k~a:ed~ ~xpan;-e~ and fried. A dm~.peI Fla.=e, which :s Fro'~'.ied on "he ~ps~r~ar,, s&~e of "Ze pcr:, "s p:vozed roza--amlT zhrougn 5 --nge..-he staz~c ~ressure c':sa -e :he pnr- is maintained at a !eve1 c!3se t3 :nz'. in ~ze exhaust :.-.ute, :hrougn a s:a::c pressure regula:or? r,.ec~.ancsm. [7 Pages ~nzludin~ 2 -i~are ?aqesi Appln. 7,'!I/90 299,$74. i!)-" =9 -, /-,-. ~6 50 ~ 5 "k~..~)-...,, { ~8 22-~2 6 CZ) CD t,'n tr~ On 0", ,...0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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FLAVOURS & ADDITIVES [*) GIVAUDAN-EOURE (:h'TERNATIONALI S.A. "..Ee~=~e: EP 5!~,627~A) Telrlnv~rc {i=ha ~vr~ne ~eriva~:ves ,=~.e~,:= a.-zc-:izs zasei coo :he .=-rru!a :- :n which E ~s C~-e a!kyi, may be used on zobacc~ prod~czs~ glvln~ e~az:s which evoke ~Iyan:ka or ;arden~a blossom, or coconut aromas. ~:an~s and ~ass~on fru:: aroma can a~s~ De :~zazed, as also var:ous sp~ces. >:e:noas are ~iven #cr zne:r prepare:ion. [il Faqes ~zzludinq no F!gura Faces] [6 Ciai=s~. Prlori:y: 5wit:eri~nd [5/5 ~I 1,450 and i~/3/92 876. Des:gnawed z~un:r~es: Fr~tze, Germany~ Eoii~nS, italy, Liechzens:e&n, ~aln, Swi~zer!and, U.K. PHILIP MOP.IS PRODUCTS INC. B.A.D~mman CANADA 2,063,0251A) ~5/9:§2 [favour re!e~s~ add~tlve for smok!no c~m~o~itions Prev~des a smok!n~ =ompos:t~on xh:z~ cDmprLses a mixzure of (!) a zc~Dus~ible filler se!ec:ed fr:m na:ura! :Dbecz~. recznstituzed t~bacce and :zDazzs suDs~:tu:es, and ::} he=wean 0.C0~I-5 we~qh= ~, based on :he zc=a: weigh: o~ zne f:3ler, ~f a fiavour-reie~se edd;z:ve wh:=n :s a wa~er-solu~ie moie=ular inz:us:cn z~piex =f a 2-ayclo!ex:z:n der:ve~ve and vaniil!n. Xhen snD~ed, van:ii~n ~s re!eassd wh::h ~proves :he zasze of zhe malns:ra~m smo~e ana impar:s a ~ieasant a:~ma zo ~he s:ies:re-~ s=~ke. Priori=y: U.S. 14/~/91 6{~,57~. Equ:v. EP 5C~,795: U.S. 5.244,9~4. ¢Z) C.D Cr, Oo BATCo document for Legal Services - Health Canada 27 February 2001
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FLAVOURS & ADDITIVES ¢cendnuedt D" r?~ • EI~.. MORRZ5 ?ROBUCFS :NC. ~P 514,gJ2fA) [onza:ns or5 use cf [-ca:2zz]n-an:llln :n =hs f=rm of an alkai:ne ear:h :£:al sai: Dr an alkal: me:el a~it a:ded co a m:xs: f:iler 3t a level of C,~01-5 weigz: %, rssed on the tztal wa:~nz of filler. A!:erna~zvely :he 6dd:z:re ~s adde4 s::her :: ~he c:gare~:e pa~er, at a level of 0.0]-5 weight %, or to the s~ds-~e&~ aZces:ve. The aZdit:ve ~s a low voiazil~cy compound wn~c~ pyrclyses to ~r~ducs venal!in far e~hyl vanillin} :o enhance the flavour,'aroma of Low de!~very ciZsrst:e smoke. [n the formula R is methyl or e~hyl and X is an alkal: or alh~i:ne-esrzn me:z!. Prior:~y: ~.S. !5/5/91 700,401. Designated :zun<;:es: Austria, ~elgi~, Denmark, Francs, Germany, 3r~as, Eo!iand, ::ely, tiechtens<ain, Luxe2,Dour@, P~r<uga!, Monaco, Spain, Sweden, 5wi::sr~and. U.K. [gu:v. U.S, ~,344.~65. CHO CHO OH OH CHO :RO0 ~ ~CO~ OH 3 CL) CD C~, BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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FILTERS & FILTER MANUFACTURE SOCIETE NA?IONALE E.!.T.A. 5.Z.Pi::e ~: el. FRANCE 2. 675,023 .w, .. A nOn-~mznez:2 filter tip fzr z:zarerzes The fi!tzat:¢n ~atar:al 2:ns:g2$ ent;reiy of czzstltuenzs of veget£zle or:g~n, possibly ._-~..a~,_ ~r:ed ...... u...= z~bazzo, wnlzn has been ani chopped an~ at !east ,e~re its camaression :ngo falter snipe. The ;"~ partially sx~andai ~ g~ • ....er :s non-ventz!ated, cffers an exce;~zona!iy hig~ degree of suc:zon reszstance ant is an effecT:re barrier to particles. The filter hls a navural appearance and texture wnzah can be preferable :o the convent!anal white acetate filter• Appln. 11/4/91 4,416. Equiv. g? 508,837. 22-~2 c C.D iT-. Cj~ (3" OO IN0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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CIGARETTE & CIGAR MANUFACTURE ~'FKA-WERKE _-'.RITZ~,~_-=,~" &mhi{ H. g..:,u.,-pa r-, .:1. ~, .......... CANADA 1,208,990 2~ i ;..~2 >[e:z$d fzr .'.3.-.d-.-.a<ig= :;-~=~-.t~S l ~cr:::n =f :ZSa:2: .25~ :~ ~n=!Zg~£ in `: 2smru~::b!e wra.:per wn:sz :s cf su~:s~ie ~=mens::na := ~ii:z :: :: ~e :nser=e~ :n:c an emp:y :={are::e pa~r spzll [!i]. The wr~ar :s ~f such h:gh a:r per=earL!try :ca: :ha ::ca:c~ rod ;i0} is unsmoKabi% unt:l I: :s enziase¢ ~n :Ze sp:il. In order vo ensure ~na: :he rod remains w::n=n :he sp:/: once inserted, :he ou:er surface cf :he tobacco wrapper ant :he :nner &urfaze of the ::~arez:e pa.~r sg~i! sl:=e fre£1y against each o=her dur=n~ ass~.:iy, bun :nzerfere to res;st separaz;cn in :he reverse d:ra:z:on. TA~$ :s affec:ed by a mechanical act:on wheremy f:bres and pores mn the surfaces :n c:nzamt inzer!omk. A s~milar ac:z:n may De obtalned ~y mlcro-cn~nnels and ~rooves. ~elaZed :o CAC~ADA 1,300,460 Priority: Germany 22/12/86 2,644,047 and 8/i/87 3,700,420° Equiv. E3 428,199. [*] G.D.S.p.A. ~'P 513,649(A) F.Draghet::. ~.~e!vea~ri .'9,'!i,'92 Pr:duc;nc a genzmnuous %:re~, of :::arettes A drawDack of pr:zr art methods is var~a:'_~n in :'-=arezte leng:h 2es--use =f action taken to c:'arz=.r,e pr:nz pzsizlmn variation due to conveyer belt speed changes. Th~s :s .-verczme usinc zi{mra-ze paper bay'.rig pre-formed re.aere;~ce aarks at ecuai~v-=-=-e~. .. _-=_ , inzer':ais e~ua~. :e :he ienc:n_ o~ ".he ::garezras me~ng produced. The paper -::rip :s azvanze-- past a de:ec~or :.=} w=:c:, er.~:s a signal ~'nen a reference .-.zr~: :aSses. Af:er fcrming :he ci~ara:ze re.~, the cod advances :o :he -rzasverse :u:zer :'__:', where a sezznd dezec:or ;22~ e.~.'.:s a sicnai a- eacr. cut. Uhe :-=inns Of the :wo el oriels are used :a cln:rci :ze wad speed. [5 Pages :nziuf.!nq i 7!.:ure P-=:e] [6 Cia:ms~. Priority: :rely 14 -'91 159. ~es;gna:e~ c~unzr:es: -ran:e, 3ar,.-.a.-..v,..=.~,'--: • U.R "',x =--= ......................... , ~ : ~ ' _-' ' .... ~ i,; ..!.!.---::::::! ; ..... .-- ....... 22-=2 O O k.r: O" Co tea BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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,2]G.-\RETTI~ & C1GAR MANUFACTURE (continued) H~'WKEL ~:C, aA US 5,15~., :40 2es=r:na~ :he use :2 5n ~Xhes:v~ m;x:ur~ s2n:a:n:n~ 2y ~e:~ht. :SO ;ar:s cf ~a:er, ;0-22~ ;ar:s :f ;~ ara::c, 2-£~ ;ar:s :f ~a:er-so;ub2e s:arcn ie~ra~a:::n ~ro:u::, :ar::x}~,a::?: $:ar:h :r s:ar:: paste. :ogether w::~ a preserva::ve SU=g as pc:ass~m sorDa:e zr p-nydr~xybenzo:c ac:d es:ar. The =:x:ur~ has a viscos::y := 100~-25000 mPas ;Brookfleld (RVT]) at 2~C, !oes not require hea:~ng bar:re app:=zat:on, and g:ves axceiien~ adZes:on o~ :iqare==e paper se~ms. Priorizy: Germany !I/I!/SS 3,S3S.255. :Appln. 2/!!/89 £g0,g?0~. Equ:v. :anada 2,0C2,841; E? 368,1:~; Germany 2,838,295; (PZTIWO 90,,0~169. KORBER:.~'~ (OLS)G~RMAh7 4,114,:04 U.gei::~an 5,"11. g2 S:-':l=aneouslv nrodur:zz :xo k ma:n f!:w of tzDacco ...... ~es is fed up :hrou~h a suc=:an iuc= :~ :wo petal!el f~ram~nous Del: zonvey:rs. The s=ie walls cf the ~uc= have ait~rna:Lnq wedge-like r-:_nps ..... div:~e :he ascendlz= flow :n:c :xc in such a way that :hey ea:Z advanze frDm ~epara:e sides ::xardg :~e :~pOs::~ s:de. :n aidiz::n :he s:ie wall r--~-~.ps :nc!ude several ~assageways ~!iow~ng ~mraccus ~:a:l f!oxs :i parz=z!es up :2 a par:==l:n wn=cA i:vlles :~ in:: e.-ual f/=ws each :==~'n- a d:~feren: :cnvevzr. 9ra:':d&s an ~ua. :.f ::e :a:n f:Dx '~==hou: class:~uzazlzn D~ :~ba~:: ;~r:::ies. Appln. 20/4/91 4,i14,!04. ZGuav, "" X. 2,2~5,2£8. ;9 i1 3 \t till;2 n , N~4-1ij/-- "L~ La ° O " E) Lm, U~ <Do BATCo document for Le0al Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001 L I:: :2 :L:iL
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CIGARETTE & CIGAR .',iANUFACTURE icontinu,,:d~ [,] KORBFgR AG tIK 2,255,891{A} K.2:llen:zk£. H.Schuiz 25;!1/~2 Also published as (O/S)GEF&-~J~T 4,~14,374 5,:I,'~2 Xezhod f~r dramin: f:l!er into wra~Dinc mazer:al weds A :anzlnuzus :ad-!ike fi:'.e~- o~ "-cDacc'- or filter mat~rla! for ::bacga sm,~e, ar./, a conzi.'."acs wed of caqarezte .~aper cr ;l~,mwrap, are advanced a: d,'#feren~ speels "-n:: --- wra,~p;nq mechanism. One edge marg:n c.~ the adv,-.--an.- wed :s ::e-ez ~.... =- variable quan=i~y o:" a¢..hes:ve by an ad~.t:s~.Zle :as:er ..... a :he :verlv:n.- par-ions :f :he f.r~ped web -.a aac~. czZer..-.~.~ --.uan:azF 2f a~hesave app.:ed is inversely proporz:oned t~ -ze wed s Dee~. [.'-6 .-'ages :nciui:nq 2 Figure Pages] [22 C/a~s~. ;r/~rlzy: Ge.--laany 2/5/91 4,114,374. {A~pln. 20,4/,~2 ,~,2541. "~ "~. .:I. *" • • ~ .... <[ )~ #~ _--'/.k- :: :-= 28 :7 7£ 7.~ : ? ,:~ <~ y~.~. . / / ", ', {'L~, ~ ,7~g'P:---~ .,..: ~/ ,' '\":X\, ,fl ---. ~-~- :.-- ~ .'----r----- 4.... ",k "" ; • , /JA.: < \\U'-. -- - :2 ':8 2,: 2.1 22, IS :9 :':¢ .:" :2: ~ ..... ::-;: CD CZ) On Ln tn O', CO BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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CIGARETTE & CIGAR MANUFACTURE ;cendng_KdJ KOF~ER AG US 5,~54,190 t'. E=.: :-ant l~: L?,S2 3ul-!inc -_- ~baccz _~zre~ -:,{,,¢v .. --~-- ~ --_~-_:_7 ==-'=aS "= ~X £-"DaZ'~ZI/$ ~2r ~-.- I~- ~ ::.''-~ :;. - ". - ~- °~'. " .. "J ......... .u .... a. a scre~T, c.~ "~~>~-:~, '":..i ::zaz-c :a:::zies ~a:n. :hat :.~.e paper -cap is J~ z..~--q~._.~_k,~ - ' i" ~,, _-' .~.,, unl:ke!y :: 2e p~erced by si%arp =ar~icles. This +, elF. L~: r._ ~ ." .h~.u zS ach:£vaZ b)' direc-'/ng fraaments of tobacc~ ~.,,',-, .... -':~s :.~tc ¢::~.er al that portion 44[~ cf the .... " .......I'""" szz:.au~ w.-.:za 5s tc form ~he core [46) of the c:._--zze:te rzc. filler, or b} into that port~on .,~vl ~i~li~(~:i'I '~_:~.) of -.~ -:rea~, which is removed by the .-~"'""""~:"~' ..... '--~ :,', ~.:~., .~. Priority: Ger~a.ny 17/B/90 4,026,055 "~-- "-" :'~ ' :'ADz!n. 2!.:7 "c, 738,475) -3'..LI 51 -cU:-o 3e:.-,,anL¢ 4,026,055; U.K. 2,246,946. ':L_hbJ hv-,-"~- [,] R.3..~..-Y~.'OLDS TOBACCO CO. G.A.Holzes e: a., .~ ,'" :~,'9 2 Cicarette maker Re.-'tes :z 5n zppe:~zus for ~anu~azzuring double ~zagped ciza.-e-.ze r~Zs. Such zcis :nc-u,fie a roll of smokable mater:el contained in two 2syers of outer wrs~=~nq .-..a-ariel. .-he outer ~'rappinq -,a~erzal ::rc~-,,scrz~es -ze irm£r '~ra:pznq mat=real which in :urn carcm~scr~bes :he s~o~a~ie ma~erzai. The ap.zarazus zzr.~rzses a garn'-t~re, and -.we ~-raccanq za~eria! supply u.-..-s, and ,~eans for supplying smokable ~aterial onto the inner wra97:.n~ ~aze::a!. The a~.~arazus can -~:nu.~aczure such rods in excess of "0Om =:nu-e. [8 F'-~es :nciudin~ 3 Figure Pa~es] [4 Claims]. A.~pln. 6/I'.,90 609.975. 13 CD t~ CO BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001 ]::::: 5:::
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SMOKERS ARTICLES CA,'gAI~A ...... ~ 72 A CZ~aX:a! ZicaceTre ?ha iZha.'-3 .'3t tZ~..'-~SlS .'~ -& czre ;4) a~d =n 3uler s.nei i~. e=-z.-. cc~,,~nen- ---~ -~f i~ffe.-an-. :~Dacz~ e.c. -h~ z_-re ~f a sneamer it-cA&. "-~- . - .... - , = . z'-re ant sF.ei are wr-'z.ze& un smokable r,,a~erla'. ~16,23]. YLe fil:ar [i, -s zf a cznven-'-zna!. ;r---f=_ra--iy ven~i!ated, type. Resistance ro ~"-z:-zn ~s dlsz:nc:~}' s:rzn~ar :n :he :r-net c2re for a q:%'en e;eas~:y of :~Dacc:. Priority: Germany 8/2/91 4,107,522. E.'q.u~v. -'.: =.0~.46i; -e~r, any 4,107,522. tt5 .... BRIT!SE I~--'RICAN TOBAC33 CO. ITD. ?.D.Case, ~.2.D!::r::~ CANADA ",3~,988 13W Sidastrearn cLcare~ta Concerns a is'.- s~.~s'..~am z.~are~-e, in which ".he ~obaczo -od has ;- d=_-"_-izy c-i 100-260 mgo c.T,~ : az.-.ievel by :he inclusion of a~ lease 2~~. -~xz~nded c~bacccl, anl ~n we.'-z~, z.he zlgare-.ce ~aoar has a permeaDi!!ty of n~- .-.zre :~.a~n 20 COP~--'.-A "ani~.s. "h~ :i~-zre~:e yields not less ~han 6 puffs tun~.- .----:hine smok:ng cond~zlcns, -nd d~'ivers a maximum,, of 17 It,!t. s-les:raa~. ?.".',?~F and 2.: ~c. s~det'ra-~- zar.-2n -znox~.!a. Pr;ori:y: U.K. 3/9/57 20,726 and 16/12/87 29,3~9. Equiv. ~elq:u.: i,~:i.146: France 2.619,995" Germany 3,~30.'-46; /apan CI-'."-?.:'-"" ".9:. 2,209.268: L'.S. 4,878,~.07. CD C.D C~ Co BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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S.'xIOKERS ARTICLES ,~continuedl [*] BR!TISE k~.'CA~ TOBACCO CO. LTD. E.~.:L-2..~:=r=, Z'=t~-C.'. EP 5i4,804(A) Smm~:nc Er=:zie :mzrzvemen:~ :~ncerns ~,~ans :D az=:eve an Lnzreased perz£~:!zn of smoke Lnpacz w==h c::aret:~s -= ..... a ~a:nszra~T, =~rz!zuiate mat:at iaiivery of 9m~ or Less. ?ha - z~._r1=, an~ a f:iter element czgaretzes : :ompr:se a r=~ ~2) el :oDac:o *-~ "~ (3). The fzizer ei~en= czmpr!ses an a!kaii filter material section 14) wh:zn _ "=~ :h~ • has a !cadcn= :evel of =_.s i2% by wezqht The rod preferaziy =~ntalns a: least 40% ex;~n~ed :cbaca3 prepared uszng a h!qn fi!ling power expans:cn process. [7 ?aqes inc!udinq i Fibre Paqej [18 Cla==s]. Priority: U.K. 20/5/91 10,873. Deszqnated tcuntrzes: Auszr=a, ~e!gC~, De~,ark, Fr~ce, Garm~y, Greeze, Holl~d, :rely, Liecntens:a:n, tux~bourg, :Konac~, Portuga!. Spain, Sweden, Swit:erl~n~' ~J'K" 7 J s) [,~ BROWN & WILL:AMSON TOBACCO CORP. A.X=Mur:r:e (OLS)GERMA~Y 4,i13.2S2 29/i0/~2 Cisare:te Rela:as :z a z:~are:ze hay:n@ a corrugated toba==o rod or column 12) and a :etnzd fzr ::s canufaczura. The met~o~ comprises ~arm~ng a snee: cf :czazz= mazer~al, f~rr.:ng :orruqa:::ns ~n the sheet then forming the $hee~ in:3 a cz!inlricai :u2e hav:ng ":n~::u~inal ridges and qrooves. A wrapper :22) :s ~olded around ::e :3bacco :uDe :n czn=act xz:h the r:dges of the ccrruga:xzns, a ~:!:er red :a then attached t¢ one end Df the assa,~-~l¥ ~:t~ ~ip~:n~ mater:a= (24). ?r~v:des a cigare::a xnlch is s:rDnger to reszst bendznq :.nan -:-,.e. ::~ar~:zas. ~..=~ed :o U.K. :,~:=,=aT. [8 Pales :zzluC:n~ 4 F:gure Fa~es] [9 Claims!. Appln° 23/'4/9! 4,113,252. 12 /-,° "" c. :5 0 C~ k.m k.m kJ~ O0 O0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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SMOKERS ARTICLES ,c,2n:inucd) [*} ..... =_.=R ~.E.'. ZO. CS 5.154.1~i L31C 92 ~ZZK~r,C =r°.'-]£ 'x.'aZDe-~S ~$nzezn5 ]z3~:n~ £7:::~a ~r&;pers, :Zest ~anufac~ure ~nd s~o~:n~ ar::zles empis~';n~ :hem. ~e!ize: a~ces:re~ ~mDKe c~garezze paper is ~raazel wlzh an cr~c:c £::5 ~::har ~y V[avure Vr:nz:n~ zf annydrous solven: czn[a:nlnq d:ssoivad ::gan:: at:d. ~r by !~.ers:zn ~n aqueous or anhydrous soiuz;ons of ~r~an:c az:~so ?r:v:ies :m~roved suz]ecz:ve taste properz:es ~o c:qarettes wrappe! :n SUCh vapezs, whils: produzlnc up zo 75% less parzlculaze s:ies:rea~ s==ke. [2 ~aqes :nciud:ng nc F:gure Pagesl [!2 Claias]. App!n. 26/4/g0 514,~33. Y.~TZN E~I~Z'Z~I~ AG CANADA 2,063,~43(A} ~=ansf~7 =f a ~raDDed tobaf:~ :iuo into a ci=arette ~aDer The z=za:=: plu~ ~: zs wrapped :n a sneazn (5) of smokaDle marerlal which zann~ :~self ~usza:~ suction, immedla~e!y ~djacent to ~he end of :he plug ~s a h~iizw c?!inaer .'[ xhose sz~ffness offers g~od grip when :~e smoker wishes to :r~ns~e: the ;iu~ (4) :o ~he cLgzret:e paper {i~. A cy!indr:cal supperz piece :iI~, scmewha: narr3wer than :he plug wrapp;ng, is prov:ie~ :c ass~sz :ransfer 3f :~e ;!ug. Pr%orizy: Ge.rma~y 20/3/91 4,109,1~i. E.cu~v. Z? ~4,6£~: ~ermany 4,!09,11!. , ,, : ) CD C.D CY', CO BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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SMOKERS ARTICLES (continuedl P~!L!P MORRIS PRODUCTS INC. C.E.Xcr~an. W.A.N;czz5s CANADA 2,£62.5391A) :2,9/92 Fiavour ze~ersT:nc &r~i"~ Descr:bes sn arr:=~e :n w::c~, a replaceable flavour ~en~'.at~nq mel-u,z ~27) ;s eleczr~-cal:y heazec Dy a set of perm~ment reusable nesters I23; :o evolve !nhalable f'_avours such as tobacco f~.avours in vapour cr aerosol form. Each heater hea.:s ~n turn, only a por:zon of the available f:avour source, so :hat a number :.~ indiv:~ual puffs o~ flavour materiel can be ce!ivered cn demand to the consumer. OverzDmes deflc~enc~es inherent in ~he smo~clng article described :n EP 430,566 w~¢~ uses dlsposable neat:ng elements, Prlority: U.S, ii/3/91 666,925. / /=j Equiv. ~'? ~03,767. Z$" t~ [*l PglLIP M~RRI$ PRODUCTS INC. C.W.Arterbery et el. EP 513,984(A) 19/11/~2 ~mokino arzlzles w!zh novel oaDer wrapper Provides a smoking article such as a c!caretZe t~at has a paper wra;per wi=h a calcium carbonate level, cra basis weight, :ha: ~s varie~ ~o proluca changes :~ puff :3'~nt, :at delivery or carbon monoxide delivery of the clgare:ze, w~:hout t~e need f=r c~anges in burn control additiv~ levels, paper ~orosi~y, filter c~aracteriszics or ~obacc3 blend. The wraoper ~s particularly useful for expanded tobacco fillers because high levels of burn control additive are no~ requ:red. [7 Pages inciud!nq no Fiuure Pages] [i0 C!a~zs]. Priority: U.S. 12/4/91 684,563. Desi_anate~ cDuntr:es: Austria. Belqi~, Denmark, ~ranc~, Germany, Greece, Holland, [:EIy, llech:enstein, iuxe~ourq, ~onaco, ?orzuqal, Spaln, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. 22-92 i7 .... f 4z~ CD 0 U~ Lm £I1 ,4D 0 BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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SMOKERS ARTICLES ,con'.inuedl [*] PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS INC. _~.D._=.c,,.r. ~" el. EP fii3.g85fA) Cfcarette w~tk wraoaer :a arccuce conrro!:ed ruff c=un= A peper xra~per far a cigarette is prepared using fine 7arc:are E=ze :zic:Lt carDonaze :3 provide burn raze, puff count and =at /el:very ==nzrzl, 7he mineral add:=ive ac=e!era:es burn rate. lowers puff comn= and iecreesas :or. to a degree depending on par=;cle size. The wrapper :s parz:cularlK suL:ad far use w~tZ expanded tcDac¢o fillers because high levels of burn =anzr:! atdi=:ve are no: required. [6 Pages ~ncluding no Figure Pages] [!0 Cla~msl. Pr~ori=y: U.S. 12/4/91 684,603. Desi_c~,a~ed zzun~ries: Aus=rta, Belgium° Denmark, France, 3er~,~2.y, greece. Holland, /taly, Lie:htens:ein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Forzuga!, £pa:n, gxedeno Swit:erland, U.K. PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS INC. E.C.~eevi et ai. £P 514.!51[A) 19/!1:92 %mokin~r:iz!e beat so,urce Relazes to a heat source comprising a mixture of a mere! carbz~,e, me:el nitrlde and a metal, which undergo a staged ignltion process. 9refer-z~iy, z~e flrsz component is iron carbide with an ignition range (~oR.) =f 200-30~:C and combustion r=--~ge (C.R.) of 45D-550'C. Preferably, :he second componen: is a mix:ure of iron and zirconiwt nitr.~de with an :.R. cf 450-.=50~C and C.R. cf 600-700'C. ?he -.bird component is preferably a mzxcure =f iron and :ir==n:'~-, n:zricles and :irconi'um ~etal with an I.R. of 600-700=C and a C.E. =f 750-~00'C, 7he :amperazure produced is lower than :ha: ef zar,~onezeous ha~z sources and flavoured aerosol is released without producing carbon =onoz:ie cr si-,rogen cxldes. Priorlty: U.S. 13/5/91 699,490. Designated =nunzr'ies: Austr;a, Belgium, Denmark, Franzeo ~armany. Greece, Holland, italy, LiechTens:ezn, Luxembourg, Monaco; Porzu..-al, 5pain, -:weden, 5wit :erland, U,K. Equiv. U.S. ~,146.934. ~J 22-g2 IB 0 d_..D Con ,4D BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001 J::: :: ::i::
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SMOKERS ARTICLES (canrinuedl [*] R.J.R£TNOLDS TOBACCO CO. J.F.Ciearman el ai. US 5,i56.170 2¢':2.'g2 A ---zz~.ang a::izle :s d~-szr:zed z3mpr~-s:n~ an ex~ende~ ;¢nglzu~ina!ly se~zen'.ez a~,~.guszible :arbonaceous fuel elemen[ and an aerosol forming czn~s~ion czn~a!ning ~.Dbaczz ;ei!e~s, robac.'o ex~rac: Dr :zDacc~ dusz and glycerin, ~nich is posi:ioned 9nys~calIy separaze from :he fuel eiemenZo The fuel elemen~ includes a burning segmen~ at zhe lighting end, a base 5egmen~ az :he oppos-i:e end and at. :sola~on segmenz in between. A metal cartridge surr.~unds ~ha Zurn~ng segmen: and a rstaln:ng memner is secured ~o ~he ~ase se.gn..en: t0 hold :he fuel element ~'irh~n the cigarette. Con~inuatlon of U.S. 5,027,537. [17 Pages including 4 Figure Pages} [67 Claims]. Appln. 12/6/91 713,939. QU 72 ?45S40#'r~7|~$ 13 )7 S6 S2 ~ QI mD ~7 eS ,o /l\ \\\\N",, .... . ~, ~, O C_D O" -.O BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE [*] FABRIQUE.= DE T~AC REI/N~ES S.A. A._~ .... ~- "..F::,-:!o ~a:xzn zf ~ian~s far =:cerebra Decks Car:an ~an~ :L} £~e Z~a~ from a hopper ~2C1 &nd transferred !ZI} :o the curved surface a~ a :rum {2). The irum makes several , parzlal :urns. stoppxng ~ntermit~ently. At eack stop a liana receives some modification, like :he felting and ~iue~ng of a tongue and prln:ing of a code. The completed blank is finally rz~cv~d frcm the dr~z and transferred to tze pack~n~ mscn:ne. [22 ~ages inclu!ing IC Figure Pages] [29 Claims]. Priorxty: 5wi::erland 16/5/91 1,468. Destine:e! c~n:rles: Get, am.y, Holiand, italy, ilecntens:ein, Switzerland, U.K. ,,, £P 5!4,340(A} ~m i ..~3~--_2r~.~- .~ -_j~ , [*] F:LTRONA :~STRBS~S & AUTOMATION LTD. , W. ~. ~reen M.j.XacNaugn:zn, ~ ' ~ ~ Describes boxes by defln:nq 5actions UK 2,255,964{A) 25,.'!I,.'92 T@~e dispenser a :ape ilspenser head for use in a packaging apparatus for sealing tX~ application of tape. The dispenser head has two sac:ions 12,3) a Va:h ±Dr :he :ape, drive means {10,12) and cutting means (!4,16}. [2,E} separate an runners a}lowinq access to the tape path, ~rives and :~z:er. ~rush i18} advances to wet the tape with water. D:spense~ :ape {33} ~s pressa~ onto a D3x ~35) advancing on conveyor (~gl. {21 ~ages inzLuSing 6 Figure ~ages~ [16 Claims]. Appin, 17/5,'~i 10,814. .... 20 0 CD ~rl U'I (3", BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001 I:: :
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE ~conrdnued~ FOCKE & CO. E.Focke, J .'~'a_-n CANADA 1,308,120 Z-~ g.;~2 ~£3ki~c ~ac~i~e Blan~s cf ~ackag:ng ~azer:al are cut from a continuous feed ;211 and %ranspor:ed to a rotating turret =~" ;~'~* ........ n9 aro'~nd Z~e objects (i0) :o ~ wraFped. Any in:errup=ion to the supply zf :he objects is detected by a monltorzng device 6e.g. an op~o=elec:ric unit) which transm:~s a signal [o halt :~e packing material feed llne. The cu:ting drums (26,29) continue =~ rz:a:e but wi~h :he blades retr~c:~d. Upon zestur.p:ion of supply of the obgec:s for ~ra~plng, the packaging materiM Dlanks are supFilad =3 aynchronise with the ob2ec:s. Priority: Germany 30/6/87 3,721.459. ,s>f g Eqpaiv. Z~ 2~7,266: Gern~Ty 2,721,459: Japan 64-45,211; Uo$. 4,885.895° FOCKE & CO. KoFocke. K.Liedtke Machine f3r delivery of blanks to a ..ac...~_ pace!no - ~" in or(at :o ~upply Dlanks for ~inged-!id zi~are:~e packs :o a h!gh-sp~ed 9ackar ~20), piles of blanxs :22} are ie!ivere~ :o :he packin~ math:he :n a pallet (251, and :3nveyed Dy £ lifting device (27) :o :he ~!ank ~agaz:ne ~23). Priori:y: Germany 16/8/86 3,627,868. CANADA 1.308,423 6110/92 , ~." /. ...................... ~: : ..... .~...~.---~--Z.4~-. Equiv. ~? 258,597: 3eraany 2.627,868: Japan 63-5!,223; U.S. 4.807.~41. .... / C~ (jn tm ,.D BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE ~nued! FOCKE & CO, E.-=:Xe conveyer :[0+ i=r cz~e:~, e~eclaii? .... :.on, ~=:aS and ~ackageS, of ....... ? weigh:s {i!,39}, ani a s:azasr ~14) wzrh a ver,:z,..y ~:vea=ie sw:vei arm (16), a: =Ze eric o~ x~cln :s a suczlon head (17} f~r ~::k:ng up and :a!eas:ng the packages. T2 red~ce energy ;ecu:re- merits, a per=anent :ounzerwe:~h: (18] and an ~ad ...... a~ ::unlerweign/ ~24) for heavy-duty opera:ion are provided. The addi:;~nal :zur.za~elgn: ;:ssesses a projec:ion wn:zn ailzws :: to ~nqage on =he pernar.en~ czunze~eignt. Priority: Germany I~/II/'S6 3,638,991, Equiv. EP 268,15~: Zer~ar~y 3.~38,9gI; iapan 63-!~4,42~: U.E. 4,E50,7~2. CANADA i, 3~9,734 23 ".2 3~ 3~ ;2 ;7 • ~ " ~ \.. ~ . 1 .~-~-' ,L':'i " ~.---.Lt i, FOCK~ & CO, E.Focke, H.G=an= E!n~ed-lld ci=are::~ bask wlrh sacure!v in :he convenzi~na! deslcn where :he !:d is azzacned t= :~e :ear ;ane~ =t :he pack, exa~: locaz~on ef :he clsse~ !id can be improved (eSpec;aliy for ~he rounded edge :yPe), by def:r=a::zns in :Z~ coZ!ar side walls (28.29). These now bend zuzwards and produce grea=er frLz:icn on :he inside of :~e l~d'S side walls, :hus offarlzg a ~re secure c!osu:e. P:iority: Germany 23/3/91 4,:09,702. Equiv. EP ~07,ZZ2: Germany 4,1~9,7C2. 30 26 \ / iJ. CAMADA 2,063,676(A) 24/9,,"92 :3 .f-- :7 G 0 ¢Jn C¢', ,..0 BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001 i Ji:i:i : i:i;i:
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE (continuedJ [ • ] FOCKI~ & CO. g.Fcc~e EP 511,529~A) 4111,'92 Also published as (OLS)GEP, NANY 4,114,215 5/11,92 ,~obct:c l~adicc cf ca!e-,%~_s: Z-~'~n-erm loader "he pale-.~e (i0) is iDaded from conveyor belts (i~,14) by means cf a rcDotlc loading unit { 151 wi~h two indeDendently cperat.ng arms (!6,171 o The arms qrasp -.he :artons by means of suction heads (27) and are capable of moving upwards, downwards or sideways. [7 Pages zncluding 2 Figure .:ages] |12 Claims). Priority: Germany i/5/91 4. 114,215. Designated coun,:r[es: France, Germany, Italy, U.K. ,k, ! FOCKE & CO. US 5,151,073 H.Focke 29/9/92 Manufacture of clcare:te packs ,'--.'~i.' i''.'" ,, I~t-t 1,, -'-~-'r/..-"~' ~ .~. ~f I _1., 4 ~ ' ', ,| | , -- --T--t=-@ ( - Concerns a process for manufac:ure of h~nge-lid packs, in which cardboard blanks are supplied as a continuous reel, being connected to one armzner only a~ residual points. They are easiiZ separated in a pa~r-wxse fashion, ~rom one another and the succeeding blanks by a slaearlng ac~ion exerted by :he press [29). _:ach pair of separated blanks as then :ranslerred zD a foi~.:ng ~urret :40) v~a a rcza~ing unit ~431 on whiCh the blanks are held in ~iace by suc~!3n, and fr~,T, whic,h they are r~moved by pusher units. Continuation o-: U.S. 5,D52,,~93. Priority: Germany 5/4/89 3,910,986. {Appln. 20/6.'9! 718,133). Equiv. :anada 2,01,~,075: E.: 291,ii~; Germany ~,,~!0,986 Japan 03-',9~3. .... / 23 ill C9 Ln O', ,,O BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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u PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE (continued} FOCKE & CO. V.Focka. K.i~e,d-.~-:e Feed:~c zlQar£::~ tack bl&~Rs zo zac~tnc =acn:ne A more versa=::a han¢!inq is prov:~- ed of zartcn ~ianks for zlnqed-lld packs° Elanks ;201 come in a contin- uous strip and are separated by fold- points. The ~lanks may form a compact mass (24) or be allowed to open out ~e.g. ~r chanqe of dlrec:- ion on conveyorl. Conveyor belts (39,40,4!) made of grip-enhanced mater:el, hold :he folded str~p by its edges 121,Z2)o The system offers high f!exibii:ty of zonveylng direc:icn and cf buffer-fur.z~ion. Priori:y: Germany 6/2/90 4.003.451. (Appin. 5/2/9! 650,542). Equav. E? 441,136; Germ~m.y 4,003,451. US 5,154,D36 • :. • e ,¢,~ L~ t iF.. . !fo, xcTt FOCKE & CO. HoFOcke ~lankbuffer svs:em for a hinoe-lld :a=ker Blanks may be Fresented in the f3rm of a c~nr~nucus wed ~i~ of blanks stamped out kuz n3~ de:ached. The demands of :~-~ pack~n~ machine may require :he web of card (e.g. i0. between rollers 23 & 24}. =o move at hlg~ly variegated speeds incompat- ible xi:h the nigh mass and inertia of the feed-spDol If2). A buffer (20) is loca:ed just abov~ the feed spool a~ which :he s~rlD is folded up using ~he fold-~oln:s between each blank. The buffer ~s equipped wi:h sensors allowin~ automatic observe:ion of szniaum and maximum reserve values ani henze slDw, progressive chan~e of speed of the feed-sp3ol. Priority: Germany 3/2/g0 4,003,!~2. [Appln. !/2/~ 548,~34). Equiv. Canada 2,Z34,786; EP 441,~!; for=any 4,0~3,!~2. US 5,154,037 .. L~ 13/i0/g2 , ",o-L -:, . I" 7- ,,t Llt, I i 22-92 24 CD CD Lt~ Lm "4D "4 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUF.~CTURE (con~nuedJ [*] G.D.S.p.A. [,', .l~r: :z: 0 A. G~r, ber'n- ~umDivinc cigarettes to • macKaainc machine Relates :o e~aip=ent des1~ned to transfer cigarettes ~2) from containers (6) carried on spec~a~ trucks (~7) to the infeed hopper of a packer. The equipment comprises a hopper [3} lnZo which the c:garettes are supplied, a ro~atlng head conxaZning compartments (i0) into whic~ the containers are transferred to be filled with cigarettes and directed towards the hopper, and a passage (16) conveying trucks carrylng empty containers to be filled, :D~ards the ro~atin~ head. [15 Pages including 2 Figure Pages~ [4 Claims]. Priority: Italy 23/4}91 132. iAppln. 13/4/g2 Lr~ 2,255. 950(A} 25/13;92 Also puDlished as (OLS)GE~V~NY 4,2!3,302 g ! , -~lg ~1 ! 8,173). [*] G.D.S.p.A. [r~ 2,255,954[A) l~. 0sti, A.Minarei Ii 25,;I~/92 Eontrol!ed .~eat-sea!in~ of wr~:uers A wrapper seallnq process is described whereby unsealed wrapped pac~s enter the sealing operation on a bel~ conveyor (2) looped around a pulley. -~'o d~scs [7) dispose~ coaxially either side o# =he pulley comprise irmer an~ outer concentric ~-~rcular rlncs, thermally insulated ~r:.~ each c:.'~er, ~e inner of which is heated. .'he inner rings (8) engage and seal the end folds of the wrapper [6), A divert:ha element (ll) causes ~he paokS to pass to t~e uanee:eS outer rings 19), ~o a~iow the seals to set. [!9 Pages inc!udins i Figure ?aqe] [7 Cia~ms]. Priority: "rely 20/$/91 165. {Appln. 8/5/92 9,~36). 7 8 :2 , " - '¢ 29 - - "~"" ~ 5 25 .... / 22-~2 25 CD O tra £.r% O~ ,4D CO BATCo document for Legal Services - Health Canada 27 February 2001
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E&CKS ~K= PACK MANUFACTURE ~continued) ?~ck feedln~ a~sa=a:us Cznzerns a deviza far feeding cigarette ~ac~s c==pr~s:ng a feeder unit [5} f=r feeding a su==ession of packs 12', a first ==nveyor {9] driven in=ermiltent!? and provided wlth sea=s (i0) for zeceiving the packs and a receiver unit (3) which zeceives =he packs successively. The ap~ara=us also cDmprlses a second conveyor if9) conveying packs in seats i18) whose paKh in=ersec:s the path of travel of the seats of the US 5. 156,279 -- ,~ x ~I HI i l ' ,\!lu U : .)_, ! f~rs: conveyor at a sza=;on (17). Here, defec=~ve ~acks cn :he firs: zznveyor are discarded and replaced by sound packs from the second z=nveyor. Priority: Italy II/4/90 3,441, (Appln. 22/3/91 675,071). Equiv. Get=any 4,!09,924; U.K. 2,242,$80. Transferr:no arrays of ~_.=a.e.~_s~ -~o ~ a package m~chi~e An appara=us is dlscloaad having a ro=ary f;rsz =onveyor [2) w~ch orb!is equi~is:an~ pockets !~) for d:szre=e arrays o~ clgarett~s &bou~ a first vertlzal axis (19). The c~nveyor has it:yes whi;h caa p~vo~ =~e p~cke=s about =ther axes, as ~e!l as ;mpar= :o :he pD:kets =ransla=ory movements radially of both this =onveyor° and two other =onveyors (7,9). Conveyor f7) delivers arrays cf pa=ks to :he pocke=s cf :he flrsZ ==nveyor and convey~r ~I receives the arrays of US 5,154,278 I:', 7 ; / :;:: l)! ::-. ('~.l {/.,',-" ~ "'.', ~,'. ," I ~ -" ~ "~ ,~ ,;.~ • I I / t ~-,7. ', , ! , r-,, ,:i'll/, ~/,',.'~-'. ,.~ \ .., ,/ ~\ \ .'/. packs fr== =he ~ocke=s. This is made possible by the ~anoeuvtzz:l;:y :f the pockets of :Ze ~irS: conveyor. PriDri:y: 3ermany 14/4/90 4,012,1!4. iAppin. ~ 4/91 6~2.736~. Equiv. ~er=any 4.~12,11;; ~.K. 2,242,88!o 22-~2 26 0 0 k.n "..0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE 'con:inued~ [,} LORiLLA2D TOBACCO CO. - v r; "'-'° e~ a! : ..... .se.4~. .... Eerie:ion ~','slem f:r ::carezze cazzs Concerns ~ me=hol and apparazus ~cr sg:z!ng c=;are:ze racks ,5~) us:ng a ~ar code reader ~24) wnic~ reads =he =odes prlnzed on each pack and permzzs batches of packs cf different s~zes to be processed randomly on :he same sorz:ng llne. A turns=yle device (44) contains a number of divert:ng bars {6B) which are se!ec::vely ro:a=able across =he conveyor path in either (PCT}WO .~2/18259 29,:IC. o,-,...= ~.%'_ 6Z, /" x " ~6. I dire=:~on, =o re]ec= selez:ed produc:s zo the r:~h= or left and ~, ~ ~4 allow =~e remaln%nq produc=s ~o con=inue cn =he conveyor. [28 Pages :nciuding 5 Figure Paqes] [18 Claims]. Priority: U.$. 25/4/91 685,372. Desi~nazed cmuntr:es: AusTria, Belg:~m, Denmark, France, germany, ~reece, Holland, Z:aiz, Lcx~bourg, Monaco, Spa:n, Sweden, Swizzar:and, U.K. ,.., • [,] PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS INC. j.M.Adams e: al. Ci~ara::e Deck manufacture EP 514,203!A) !9/11,'92 A cicare=:e pacKaglng appara:us is cescribed which u:ilises car:on Clanks xnich have been coated :n sea!!ng areas with reac-.iva:aDle a,~hasive..'he klanks are formed "-nto zlgaret-e packs wh:ch are sealed by ac~Iva=ing =hen se~!n~ the pre-app!ied adhesive. -tolerably the alhesive used :s hea" ac:iva:ab!e and :: is set .~y forced coollnq. The process overcomes =he many ~,isadvan~aces ~ conventional cigare-,:e packaclnq sys-~s using "~'e= adhes'-ve appllca=ion. [18 Paqes inc!udin~ 4 F!c-gre Paqes] [70 Clalas]. Priority: U.S. 15/5/91 700,759. Designated co~nzr:es: Austria. ~elgi~,, Denmark. France, Germany, Greece. Holland. ::ely, L.echzenszein, iuxe~ourg, Monaco, "or-.u~a!, Cpa-n, Sweden. .~x:~rerlani, ".K. C-- 7-d ~, ,.-T ~, '= = ,.=.,-=,,: ,-i=~=__ 'O ) " ~'° " .... 2:-92 "" .Z::, 0 0 U-1 U~ 0 0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001 l:i i:i: i:i$
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PACKS & PACK MANUF.%CT~confinued/ S/~IB $op.Ao ~.Cavazz~ ?ica:eT:e 3azk wrau~zna machine Descrz~es a wra~Ner zf the sz~pw:se opera~a~!e spoRe-wheel :ype ~i) havlng a numDer of US E, "-54,035 25 "2.92 P outwardly cDen radial po~ke:s [4) for receiving ~-7"." t:!--~c./ packs :.z'l '~'.~h -'- res~ectiv~ wrapping sheet (F) , ,- ,-'~l.;,-'.tl~:';:~..," ,~roa a f=.eain~ s:atien (A). To overcome ,, ', ;-~",?~-;:f')!'2; friction,.sza-:c e-e:-.ricity problems arising at --~t\~.-~ i~.,,/. /~N'47" :he seal~n= bars [7,8) wgen :he longit~dinal r.~'~~~[,'"~s sealers, and the r~dial teet~ (21~) whic~ retain "y/ ~v~\\ , .. -~-J/~.v-~ the tra~"in= fla, in posit:on, dO no+, in:effete ~/ .-- \;;~ ~,~-t, /, "-'it~ eac:-, ozP.er. ,~/ " ':" ? '~ "<~"-a ~riority" Italy 2916/90 12,479, ~~-- <~, -----[- IAmpin. 20/5.'91 -32,227). "'~._~ ~_~' , ' . -_-~v. -.~ ~.~o. II~, .-,w--~.:. ,' t ? ,OF 22-~2 28 CD O %n ~n --.1 CD BATCo document for Legal Services - Health Canada 27 February 2001
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TESTING [*] I~INR. BOR~'WAI~T C.~H E.K!uss (OLS}GERMJd%'Y 4. i12,878 ZZ,':0 92 Zeasurln: :arosi=v of a tamale cf clcare:=e aaaer T:ssue ezc, "n :,easur:ng gas flaw thraugh a sm=p!e. Gas is pumped zhrcugn =he spec:.,~en and =~e volume of qas ~ass~ng tZroucn :s measured, -zlonq a'i:h pressure drop :~mediaze!y ~o~'ns=re~tm cf zhe specimen. The procedure can be made sazzler and more accuraze by us'.ng a p~p (2} - especially a piston pump - w,~ere raze of ear .=low in relaticnship ro the speed of the air compression device is a ~no.-n value. [6 Pages ~nc'uding i Figure PageJ [21 Claims]. Apptn. 1914/91 4, i!2,87B. ~O .LT_._~j_.. 2J 29 C~ C) L~ L}-I Lr~ "-4 O BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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OTHER TOBACCO RELATED PATENTS [*] CP-KRW~LL CDNS~E PRODUCTS LTD. R.N.lrxln. C.l. Ei!~er UK 2,:~,E~21A) SmoKzn~ SUbSZ!~u:e preparer!on A s=okinq ~u=s=:=ute fc==u~a=icn :n :he f~rm of a t~iet cr i=:en~e ;~ described in x~:cz a ~harmaceut~cally acceptable salt cf n:cazLne, a.q. n~co:ine a=:i rarzrate :s incorporated w~=~ a strong base, e.g. szi~ er potassi~ carzDnaze, by compressing with a cDmpressible sugar. The release of n~¢o=:ne is =zn=ro!led hy including sufflz:ent base =o mazntaln tZe ~E level in the user's ~=uth a= about 8,5 for at least 5 minutes, [10 Pages including no Pc.cure Pages] [9 Claims]. Priority: U.K. 24/5/91 ii,224. (Appln. 22,~ ~2 ii,008). [,] P~ILIP MOFIIS PRODeCT$ INC. R,N.Fer~'~son e: el. EP 5~4,2:1(A) ~.~.'~2 Se=ara=ion =rccess usinc novel oceanic aclds Prey:des li~ ion exchangers (LIX] which are novel organic ac~5s f=r use ~n ~olv~n~ ex~:~z=ion processes, par%i:ul~ly membrane solvent ax=r~ct:on systems, in ;nicn org~:=-scluble / wa~er-insoluble LIX can be use/, The organic solve__-.= is preferably a liquid hydrocarbon e.g. hexane, tecane etc. The a:~lic I~X are used t~ remove organic bases e.g. pyridlne, mr:on:a e~c., ~rom dilute ~¢uecus solu:ions, a~d i~cludin~ nicotine and @osslhly o=~er lobac¢o alkalz~ds. The a=:ds are compo%umds of formula:- alkyl group, or ~a z f~-,~ R:CO~ CO~R RzCOz CO~H in WhiCh ~ ~nd,':r ~: ~S a C~-~ linear branched alkyi grou? when used as a iIX. [23 Pages inclu!ing I Figure Page) [41 Claims]. Priority: U.~. 15/5/91 700,402. Desicna:ed zz-~t:rzes: AustrLa, Belgium, Dew, mark, France, Ger=~ty, ireece, ~ol]and. ~taly, Liechtenstein, i~xembourg, Mona=o. Portugal, ~pazn, ~;eden. Switzerland, ?.K. 0 0 Ln Lm "-4 ~D L~4 BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001 J::: : ::i:i
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OTHER !OBACCO RELATED PATENT~ (continued1 [,] REGENTS 0F TILE UNIVF~Si~Y OF CALIFOR~IA,(~rZE) J.-.Acse CJU,'ADA 1,308,351 6.,!0.92 "='~e-" ft.* u#e -z reduclnc :obacc~ smoR~nc The ~ezhcd uzzlises £n aerosc! which is appl~ed zo zhe oral zavity end resp~razory ::ac: of a person :o correspond :c :he~r perceived need for :~nacco s.,~oKe. The aerosol conzains par:izles of a food acifl such as czlrtc acid in nDn z~x~c amounzs, capable of being inhaled. They simulaze the sensa:zons ~n :~e resp~ra:ory zracz normally caused Dy tobacco smoke zhereDy replac!nq zhe need for :c=acco smoke° [43 Pages inc:ui:ng 4 Fiqure Pagesi [44 Claims]. Ap~!n. ig/8/87 544,8~5° 6 o s~rm~ • -, . 22-£2 21 0 0 0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED GRANTED PATENTS BROWN & WILLI~MSON ?OBACCO CORP. ~.F.L:zz=z~er ~ECT[O);: ~:zkers er::cies TITLE: S~okln= dev:ze ?ub~ished as ~.g.,k; =~ 5ul:e::a :C-~O Priority: U.S. 21/Ii/88 273,775. UK 2o2:4,921(B) BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO COP/, R.R.Johnson SECT!ON: Smokers articles TITLE: Smokln~ dev:c~ Published as U.K. IA} in Bulle=in,.-~ 90 Prio=~ty: U.S. 9112188 281,591. I/K 2,225,698(B) 25111/92 BROWN & WILLIAM~ON TDBACC0 COI~". D.G.Strubel SECTION: Smokers az:icles TITLE: Simu~ased s=ok:nc ar=ic~e Published as U.K.(A} in Bul!e:in IB-90 Priority: U.S. 8/3/89 !20,428. UK 2,229,081(B) 25111/92 BROWN & WILLIAMSON TDBACCO CORP. L.K.Temple~on SECTION: Smokers ar:i=ies TITLE: Smokzna ar'~=le Published as U.K.(AI ~n ~llet!n iS-90 Priority: U.S. 17/3/89 325,330. UK 2,229,082[B) 25/ii/92 BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO COP/. g.R.Korte SECTION: Smokers ar::c!es TITLE: Smok~n~ dev:=e Published as U.K.IA) ~n 5slle=in 4-9! Priority: U.S. 3/4/89 331,779. [Fg 2,234,662(B) 25111/92 22-92 22 y 0 CD 0 BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED GRANTED PATENTS (continued) COHPANIglA SOUZA CRUZ IRDUSTRIA E COMERCIO i.?°Harvey SECTION: ~cbacca :ra~:m~nt TITLE: Feed:ha and se~arat:nc :cbacco Published as £P[A) in Su!iaz:n 6-89 Priori:y: Braz%! 22/5/87 2,630: 2,631; EP 307,070{8} 25/11/9~ :4/7;.'87 3,653; 28/3/88 1,548. GIVAUDAN, (L.) & CIE D.Relm1:nqer et al. SECT:ON: flavours/additives TITLE: PreDaratiDn of a cYclic unsaturazad ke~zna Pcblished as EP[A] in Bulle::n 9-90 Priority: Switzerland 3018/88 3,216 and 22/6/89 2,324. EP ~56,869(8) '9/11/92 K~RBk'R AN. H.Berger, O.Blidung SECTION: Packs/packaging machines TITLE: Cfaarette Dack~n~ machine Published as EP(A~ in Bulle~in 8-89 Priority: Germany 16/10/87 3,735.040. EP 31!,830(B) 25iii/~2 KORBERAG G°Ro~m~nn et al. SECTION: Packs/packaging mac_hlnes TITLE: Cisaretze packer Published as U.K.!A) in Bulletin 6-90 Priority: Germany 12/8/88 3,82~,432. UK 2,222,5~9{B) 18/Ii/~2 (D C_D tln </i -'-4 CD BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PATENTEE I DEX 5ECIION l --- L.e;,I SF_,,(.TTION 3 --- Tobacco Treaunem'_ SECTION 5 --- Fibers &Fiiter .Manufacture SECTION 7 .-- Smo~,ers ,,',.n~dm SECTION 9 --- T,a:,tmg SECTION 2 --- Recow4muted & Substitute Tobacco SECTION 4 --- Fiavou~ & Additives 5£(q"lON 6 --- f,_igaretle & Cigar Mantir~l,=are SECT/ION 8 --- Packa & Pack blanu:acture .qECTION l0 -- O'&er TQbac=o Related Pa:mn.,~ PATENTEE B.A.T. C!GARETTERF~-nRIKEN Gmbg BRITISH AMF, RICA,N TOBACCO CO. LTD. BRITISH AM&~RICA.W TOBACCO CO. LTD. BRITISH A.MERICAN TOBACCO CO. LTD. BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORP. BROWN & WILL~,AMSON TOBACCO CORP. BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORP. BROWN & WILLIAM.SON =OBACCO CORP. BROWN & WILLZAM5ON T~BACCO CORP. BROWN & WILLIAaMSON TOBACCO CORP. CF.AR~LL CONSUMER FRODUCTS LTD. COMP. SOUZA CRUZ IND. 5 CO.MERCIO DICKINSON (W.H.) ENGINEERING LTD. EFKA-W'KFd(E FRITZ K!-'_~B~ GmbH FABRIQUES DE TABAC ~,~LrI%'iES S.A. FILTRONA INSTR. & AUTO. LTD. FOCKE & CO. FOCK~ & CO. FOCKg & CO, FOCKE & CO. FOCKE & CO. FOCKE & CO. FOCKE & CO, FOCKE & CO. .':OCKE & CO. G.D. $.p.A. C-.D.S.p.Ao G.D.S.p.A. G.D, S.p.A. G.D. $.p.A. GIVAUDAN, (L.] & CIE GIVAUDA~-ROU~ {lh~'7~NATIORAL) S.A. GLATFELTER (P.R.) CO. I~EINR. BORGWALDT &~n~ F.~ KE L KGaA HRBOTICKY, K. I.N.R.A.; C.N.R.5. JAPAN TOBACCO !.gO. JAPAR TOBACCO INC. JAPAN TOBACCO INC. JAPAN TOBACCO "h'C, JAPAN TOBACCO iNC. JAPAN TOBACCO i:~C. PATENT No. C~KADA 2,~62,!g8(A} CANADA !,207,988 EP 514,804(A) KP 514,805[A~ (OLS]GE~V, gh~ 4,~... .,~=2 UK 2,224,921f~} UK 2,225,698IB} UK 2,229,08it51 ~K ~ 229,082{B1 URa," 234,662/~} UK 2,255,892(A) EP 307,070(E} 513,447(A) CANADA 1,308,99~ EP 514,340(A} UK 2,255,964(A) CANADA 2,308, !3C CANADA i, 308,423 CANADA i, 399,734 CAKADA 2,063,676(AI EP 5!1,529(A1 US 5,!51,073 US 5,!54,036 US 5,154,037 (OLZ)~E~"/~ 4,6.,,~:= 302 EP 513.64g(A} UK 2,255.9501A) UK 2,255,9541AI US 5.156,279 5P 3~6,869fB) 513,6271A) US 5,!54,191 /OLS!GE~WJ~T 4.112.578 US 5,155,140 UnpuDlished £? 514,402fAJ US 5,!54,7~8 5P 514.859[A} 5P 5!4,860~A] JAPA~ 0,-~73,D~8 SAPAI; 04-173,079 JAPk2g 04-173,080 jAPAN 04-173,081 22-92 34 SECTION No. Page 7 [4 7 14 7 15 2 2 7 :5 7 32 7 32 7 ~,2 7 22 7 ~,2 10 30 .q 23 6 iO 8 20 8 2O 8 23 @ 21 8 21 8 22 8 23 8 23 8 24 B 25 6 i0 8 25 8 25 26 4 "7 7 "6 9 29 2 3 5 3 3 6 CD LI= (Jl BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PATENTEE LNDEX (continued) SECTION ; .-- Leaf SEC'I'ION 5 --- Tob,~cco Treau:mtt SECFION 5 --- Fii~erx & Fitter Manut'amure SECTION 7 ... Smoker:, Anicies SECTION 9 --- Tex',ht.~ SECTION 2 --- Reconxtitut~ & Substitute Tobacco sECTION 4. --- Flavou~ & AdditNe~ SECTION 6 --- Cigarette & Cigar Maeufacmre SECTION 8 --- Pac~ & Pack .Manufacture SECTION tO -- O&er "fobac~ Relatea Paten,s PATENTEE KORSER AG KOEBER AG KOREER AG ROBBER AG KORB~R AG KOR~ER AG BORDER AG ROR.BL~ AG gOPhER '" LORILLAKD TOBACCO CO. MARTIN BRINK!".EICN A3 PR!LIP .MORF,~S PRODUCTS INC. FR!LZF .~'[ORR!S ."RODUCTS INC. PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS INC. PHIL'? MORRIS PRODUC';$ ;NC. PRZL/P MORRIS PRODUCTS !NO. PHILIP MORELS PRODUCTS INC. PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS INC. PHILIP MORRIS PROD[;CTS INC. R.j.REYN. OLDS TOBACCO CO. .-'Vr r R.~.R=.NO~DS TOBACCO CO. REGENTS OF TFE UNIV. OF CALIFO2a~IA SAS!~ S.p.A. SOCIETE NAT~DNAL'= E.T.T.A° SOC~'=T"- RATIONALE E.I.T.A. PATENT No. SECTION (OLS)GEFd~A~7' 4, I!4,070 6 ( OLS )GEKMANY 4,1 !4, I04 6 (OLS)GERMAKY 4,114,374 6 '~ 2,222,579[B) UK 2,255,706(A} 6 UK 2,255,891(A) 6 US 5,154,190 6 US 5,154,278 .= EP 31!,830(5) { PCT)WO 92/18259 6 CANADA 2,063,54.~(A} 7 CANADA 2,062,539{A) 7 CANADA 2,063,025(A) 4 No. EP 513,984(A) 7 gP 513,985{A) 7 EP 514,151[A) 7 El~ 514,201(A} i0 EP 5i4,202(A) 4 EP 514,203(A) B US 5,!56,!69 6 US 5,156,170 7 CANADA 1,30B,351 i0 t;S 5, 154,035 ( FCT)WO 92/15020 2 FRANCE 2,675,023 5 Page !2 1i !2 23 !2 !2 13 26 =3 27 16 i7 7 17 '-8 t8 30 8 ;.7 13 "9 3i 28 2 9 22-~2 25 CD O 'O" CD BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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Mr. W.D.E. Irwin Dr. R.~ ~ Dr_~sev~ (2) 0 (yl 0 i BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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Z © < O Z Z < 0 r,j < © BULLETIN Number 24-92 December 28th 1992 AMBF~&~.~, NORTH ROAI3o D~D~ ~L~RL.~c~ SO~'TNA~PTO~, IENGLAN D SO4 ((Y703) M2429 0 0 0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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INTRODUCTION The bulletin #ves alerting abstracts of patent applications and of patems published in the following countries:- @ BBLGIUM Pater~t apeclffcadm~" ~ebl&ied a% soon as po~'131e aloes• 18 months ~ve elap~I tkom ~e earl/e~ l~n~ date. • CANADA Apph'caubns publ/Mwd (as ZaOO,,OOO sen~) /8 #~mhs after e~rh~': pnbr~y date. I, OL~.~ sem ~,. gyran ted specl~'ca t~&n. g)u b l/~h ed 1-10 y en~" ~q~m l~Ifu ~ @ FRANC~ Pat~?t .r~'ci~q~o'o~ ~bl~cd 18 mond~ #ore ~t pnbN~v d~te. g GBRMANY Al~h'ca~ ~blLcb~ as O;~anles~g~clzr~q (OLS.) ~'d~ut e~Jzzm#:A~18 months Horn Hs~t p./,~.Ctv dnt~ @ JAPAN Applic#~zzf publ~bed wi~out e~nba6~ 18ninnY" #~ e~h'estpr~Hff dam. Applica~ published/,!r ~t.~ ~qer e~H~st pri~, d~W. • U.S.A. P~t~nt specif/~u~, puM~d l..¢ yeam ~P~r h'/m# Re~=s and L~fe~ve Pub#cati~ @ (~cr)wo Applic~rm tiled unde~ the Fatent Coo~e~don T:e~v and publBhed /8 m~ntl~¢ aAer date of Hl~)g, @ EP #Fmz~em~ p#t~t .,ppl~.u pub~ Ig months f~m ~st ~ ~ Derails of filing include: Date and number of application or of prior application, and country in which it was filed. Date of issue or publication, and numbers of corresponding patents (applications) published in other countries, i.e. equivalents. The symbol [*] is printed at the beginning of each completely new abstract, i.e. one that has never appeared in the bulletin previously under another patent number. EXAMDt,E OP AB~'RAL'~r 2)593,158 O.D.S.p.A. _ :-' .." :- . )"- " --" 2~[7/$7 R.M~t~d,R.B¢I~ ~ ic~skma d ci~ ~" bc~ mips arpcn from wld~, lm=~ m.~im rm~, ~ais f~m ,~ ~ mine ~ d~ve of ~ (13), cMr~i$ ~Ib ~ ml.P..r 02k m be I Detaiis of granted EP(B), U.K.(B) and (PS) patents am published as affappendix. A PATENTEE INDEX in alphabetical oKler.is provided at th¢_.end, of the bu)letin. C~ C) LY~ U~ LYl BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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LEAF [,] 0APAN TOBACCO INC. Y.Hiyake JAPAN 04-187,256 3/7/92 Hethod and euui~menz for smrevlnc ~icc=d che~ica! Describes a method for !mpr:ving :he we::ab'~!ity of a liquid c.~a¢,ical for treating !ear crops, by the addi=ion of a surfaotan~ to *,he liquid che~.ical, then mixing wi=h air and passing through a net sc=een {6) to create a foam which is t~han sprayed on=o the main stem of the plant, [4 Pages including ! Figure Pagej . & Appln. 20/1!/90 312,945. 4 ~ , : .. 4 (b~' [*] MECPARMAPLANTS S.p.A. F.Settl, E.Bindani Batchinq and ccmpactlna machine Descr%bes a machine whi=h produces perfectly measured portions of cempac=ed leaf vegetation of cubic shape, without =altreatlng =he leaves, whilst main=ain:ng their quality. The machine comprises two motcrised conveyor belts (i} which accompany the product to be compacted along a vertzcal channel {2) to a Datching device (4) equipped with hatching chm~ubers (5). The machine can process small and large q~antlties of whole leaf ex=r~ely efficiently with minimal wasze. [8 Faqes including 3 Figure Pages] [1i Claims]. Appin. 14/6/91 830,263. Designated countries: Austria, He!gi~m, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. EP 517,gg3{A) i~/i2/92 , ; ?~a . -'~'~ I ; "'' I I ° 24-92 ! 0 0 C~ Un DO BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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RECONSTITUTED & SUBSTITUTE TOBACCO NOTHING TOR~PORT 24-92 C) 0 U-I "--4 .......~ BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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TOBACCO TREATMENT [*] PHILIP MO~IS PRODUCTS INC. K.H.~ho e: el. EP 5~9,6~6{A~ 23/22'$2 [mDreanation and expansion of tobacco Tobacco zemperature and moisture con:ant are aljusted carefully ~rz~r %o contact wlZh carbon dioxide gas. Following a thermodynamic path, a aDnzrolled &~oun~ of carbon dioxide gas is allowed to condense on the tobacco durlnq impregnation° Thls liquid carbon dioxide evaporates d~rmng depress~rlsazion, helping to ¢:oi the zobacco bed uniformly. After impregnation, the :3bazco may De left a: or below its past-vent :emperature in a dry ata~sphare for subse~4en~ expansion, or expanded i~mediately. [31 Pages including !3 Figure Pages] [34 Claims]. Priority: US 18/6/91 717.064 Desio~ered c:untries: Austria, Belgium, Densark, France, Germany, 5reece, Holland, I~aly, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, S;eden, Swit:erland, U.K. 3 0 0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001 ¸¸¸1:1¸¸¸:¸ i:i~:
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FLAVOURS & ADDITIVES GIVAUDAN CORP. J- P. Bachr.arm., Z..:esar~ US 5,[63,453 17..'!i,.92 H!cvzllc ketone Concerns a novel flavcurlng agent comprising 3,5,5,6,8,S-hex~e~hyl-l,2,3,4,5, 6,7,8-octahydro-2-napZ:~alanone. Preparation :s given. A!so suitable for improving flavour 3f tobaczn. Division of U.$. 4,966,172. Priority: Switzerland 25/3/85 1,304. (Appln. IS/I/90 467,066). [,] GIVASDAN CORP. M. Rohr, C.Fiyrm US 5,164,364 i7/II/92 ~thyl camonolena~es as flavorants and odorants The ethyl esters of beta and gamma c~pholenic acids, and of the latter in admixture with alpha-c~pholenic acid, and the ethyl ester of the corresponding dihydro derlva:ives, have organoleptic properties which aake :he compounds valuaDie in ~!avour:ng compositions. When used in smoking tobacco, the e~hyl esters improved the smoking ql/ality by !~proving :he mouth sensation. Their use :n tohaczo products includes adding to filters and cigarette/filter paper wrappings. Division of U.S. 5,057,158. [9 Pages including no Figure Pages] [8 Claims]. Appln. 2/7/91 724,656. [,] GIVAUDAN CO~=. J-P.Bacm~ann e: el. US 5,164,365 i7,.'11/92 Hex~mezhv!tetrahvdro-5-indanone as an odorant and its uses I, i, 2,3,3,6-hexamezhyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-5-indanone formula :- ~s a novel odorant~.^~ The compound czz~ines with num,~erous kno~m odorant in~redlants and hermonlsas with the olfa::ory n=:es of known compositions wlzhout unpleasantly dominating. Can be used in nu~,er~us applications includln~ the fiavcuring of tobacco. [5 Paqes :ncludin~ no Eiqure Pages] [2 Claims}. Priority: Switzerland 2/3/90 663. (Appln. 26;'2,'91 661,36i). 24-92 4 .... / CD CD t~ tn </n BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001 i i iiliiiiiiiii iiiiiiii~
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FLAVOURS & ADDITIVES (c, on~inued_ ~ !NTEP.NATIONAL FLAVORS & FPIGP~'CES INC. H.I.;arnood e~ el. O=:a!ezt=ne-con:ainin___.q, comDosi:!on EP 519,481(A) 23,'12,.92 Relates ~ a mi=ra~:olc§:cal process for the production of co=p~sf=:cns con=ainlng mainly ~%~a o=[ala=:one of structure :- ~ /~__~ and ~ts s=eriols=mars. The iactone derivatives are useful in tobacco flavorants and flavour enhancers o /~e alone or blended wi=h spec:fied flavorants, for addition =o cigarez=es, =~qars, pipe and chewinq tobac=o and snuff e==., and to filter tip materials, seam paste and packag:ng. Priority: U.S. 21/6/91 719,154 and 23/I/92 797,055. Designated counzrles: Fret.ca, Germany, Holland, Liechtet, stein, Spain, Switzerland, U.K. Kquiv-in-part U.S. 5,1i2,803, [,] JAPAN TOBACCO INC. :APAN 04-193,862 M.Ninomiy 13/7/92 ?as-e~ ar.d f!av ur im~rovinq aaent for tobacco Describes a process for the preparation of 4-(2-formyl-5Fhydroxyme=hyi-pyrr=i- l-yl)butyric a~id c~ formu!~ :- ,cHo and its use for r~arka~Iy tas=e of toba=co, and for --A~m. suppressing its stimulation. [4 Pages including no Figure Paqesl Appln. 26/i~/90 317,713. [*] PHILZP NORRIS PRODUCTS INC, EP 518,617(A) W.G.Chan, Y.Hg~miner 16/12,'92 A Dyrazlne-eth&%~l .,a'oran:-release additive for smokinc comDasi:i~ns Provides smoking oompcs:ions which c=ntain a novel flavoran:-release additive such as 2-{3-hexyl-2-hydroxy-4-phanyl-3-buten-l-yl)-3,5,8-trime:nyl pyra=ine of general formula :- R'~N"~'R OH with the ~iller, cr Rz !ncorpora~ed wi~hln CHz-CH- CH the paper wrapper. This additive releases pyrazine an~ cirz, ama!d~hyde type vola%i!~ f!avours into :he c~gare==e smoke. [9 Pages izcludln~ no Figure Pages~ [8 Claims]. Priori%y: U.S. 11/6/91 713,306. Designated coun:rles: ius=ria, Belgi~z, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hollsnd, Italy, i:ech:ens=ein. Luaeanbourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Sxitzerland, ~.K, 24-g2 5 4~ CD 0 0.~ BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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FILTERS & FILTER MANUFACTURE FA~STF~ KODAK 30. 5.M.Lee. J.E.Earris Unp~l~lished EP 517,8111A1 I6/i2,.~2 PrePare:ton of :obacmo smoke f~Iter material A novel prmzass is diszlose! for the preparation of a tobacco smoke filter material wh~:n comprises dissc!ving a non-toxic, non-volatile organic acld compound e°g. citric ac:d, :n~o an acetate spinnlng solut;on of cellulose acetate, sp~rm:ng ~he s~iuticn into filaments and combinin9 the filaments to make a filt~: ~ow. The mater~al has increase~ nicotine filtration e~fi¢ienc? without a change in tar filtration efficiency compared with normal aceza:e tow. The rate 3f genera:ion of azetic acid is acceptable. P=iozity: U.S. 28/2/90 486,322 and 10/10/90 596,654. Designated countries: Austr:a, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.E. Equiv. (~CT)WO 91/12737: U.S. 5,141,006. R.J.P, ETNO~S TO~CCO CO. 3~ 04-135,476 8.L.gain~sing e~ el. 8/5/92 Cicero:to and its f~Iter element Concerns smoklng articles such as cigarettes whic~ include a fliter e!~en~ made from non-woven polyester cr polypro~lene fibres in ~nt~mate con:act with acidic (phosphoric amid) or basic (sodi~ hydroxide) material. Either of these can alter the charac:erlstics of the mainstre~ smoke. Optionally, the filmer ei~ c~ include a ~obac:o extract in intimate contact with the fi!ter material. Th~s c~n be a spray-dried tobacco extract which has been sub3eczed to heat ~rea:mant. The acidic cr basic material forms about 0.1% of t~ weight of zhe filter material, while: the tobacco extract forms about 60% by weight of the filter ~a:erial. Priority: U.So 18/12/89 452,175; 6/11/90 606,287; 7/12/90 621,499. Equiv. Canadm 2,032,378: £~ 4~4,~9. |0 Z8 32 44 30 34 42 46 40 24-92 6 .... / CD CD "-4 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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FILTERS & F[LTER MANUFACTURJE .(continued) [,] R.J.P~-Y~OLDS TOBACCO CO. C,K.Zarr=;= ez el. US 5,163,452 t7!i!/92 Rod ~akin~ errata:us for ~itter rod makinq Relates =o a~ appara=us for Freparing filter rod~ of highly consistent quality at high speed. The r~ds are formed frDm a mater~al bavlng a cont:nuous integrity, suzh as an entangled colleczlon of fibres, e,g. cellulose acetate tow, which are treaied with a smoke modlfying aqent, e.g, a flavourin~ a~ent, tobacco extract or the like. The fibrous web passes t~rough a constriction device which includes a mat~:ial-cDntacting surface to which the smoke-sodifying agen~ ~s supplied fros a reservoir. [8 Pages including 2 Figure Pages~ [18 C!a~ms~, Ap~in. 19/3/92 855,733. 1 ,,J " ~ ,d 24-92 7 CD Gr'i BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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CIGARETTE & CIGAR MANUFACTURE KORBER AG P..Jeske eta!. JAPAN 04-152+877 26/5/92 .... .n~ TC~ECCO AD_ Darat~s for %=~' The apparatus cempr!ses a magazine (i) with a duct [18) havin~ an open lower end above :he upper reach of an endless belt conveyor (I!A). The conveyor advances tobacco particles in the duct towards an outlet where they are removed by one or more rotors (27, 28) which drive the particles up and away from the upper reach of the conveyor before they descend into :he hopper (22]. The bottom of the hopper admits tobacco particles inSo one or two suction-operated pneumatic conveyors each of which supplies a rod maker. Priority: Germany 8/i/90 4,000,312. Equiv. 2-..j f "'~ ........~+ ++++I ~,--tc+ -v~" + (o) Germany 4,000,312; U.K. 2,240,025; g.S. 5,141o002. [,] KOR~ER AG ~.Myohl, 3.Selbach Eliminatinq rejects i% f~Iter clqarette ~rodurZion Filters are attached to the wrapped plugs by means of an outer wrapping [46), this process being affected on a turning drum. ~efore components reach the assembly stage (23) they pass a pneuma~ical!y activated device [59) which de~ec:s and eliminates incomplete groups of components. Th~s prevents the production of malformed cigarettes, ensuring greater production efficiency. [7 Pages ~ncludlng 3 F~gure Pages| [7 Claims]. Priority: Germany 17/5/91 4,116,112. { OLS ) GEP, MAKY 4,215,060 !9111/92 ]/i" ,. "~NA " ~,,=+ /-~ <, \'~. ',- +S+, I +I I [. " '~,,+~ +'++'~;u,, t?.; .... A,-h~K41 /Q '+ +'~' i"'~,, J " r--'?i.+. !t>rT i 24-92 8 .... / 0 0 BATCo document for Legal Services " Health Canada 27 February 2001 x I:iLL:: :L:iL
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CIG.,\RETTE & CIGAR MANUFACTURE .(continued) MOLINS PLC A.M.Aindow et al. CicareTte oerforazLz= errata=us The apparatus comprises a rG=a2y stepped raf[ac=or (5) for directing an ~nc:ient laser be&= (2) alonq a reflected path (2R) to produce ~xia!ly spaced perforations on a cigarette. The size =f perfora:=on iS controlled by varying the duration of =he reflected beam by means of a mask (8) rotatable with =he reflector and which inzercep:s :he beam for periods w~ich depend on the radial distance a: which :he be=~m is incident on the reflector. Priority: UoK. 6/12/89 27,534. Equiv. Germany 4,038,92~; U.K. 2,238,704. JAPAN 04-i35,474 8.5,92 ,... [*] MOLINS PLC A.M.Aindow et el. UK 2,256,5721A1 !&/12/92 Cirare==e mer~cra=ien The cigarettes are conveyed alozg a path without Doing rotatedo They are intercepte~ in sequence by beams direc:ed at different parts cf ~he pa:h, to produce a complete circumferential row of perforations on each cigarette after it has transversed the path. The Deems are pulsed secondary beams, produced from a continuous incident beam s~chr=nised w~th the conveyor. A strem~ of air containing water drcpie~s as~:~=s in =he removal of con:aminanzs resulting from the process. [28 Pages inz!ua:ng 9 Figure Pages] [29 Claims]. Priority: U.K. 5/6/91 12,105. (Appln. 3/6/92 Ii,766). ]Oo [";6S 'J'~ ' • ~,".~ .:..: ~"~ J 24-92 9 CD ¢_D Un Un "-4 t'O O BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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SMOKERS ARTICLES [~] BARNETT, ~.J.G. Extincu~shZna cigarettes and ci~rs A -.e,nod :s deszr-bed for safely and hygienically s,~rlng a used or par:ially used zigare%-e or cigar, which comprises inser'~in~ the !l: s.~,oking article !n-.o -he open end of one half of an air:ight con:alner, ~hen bringing :he two halves together :o form an airtight seal. The device can be safely stored un:il :he ar:icle is required te be removed for fur-.her use or disposal. [13 .~ages in.~!uding i Figure Page) [5 Claims~. Priority: U.K. 15/6/91 i2,955. (Ap~!n. 15/6/92 12,677). 6 /3 ) 4 PHILIP MORRIS INC. F.M.Sprinkel et el. US 5,154,192 !3/10/92 Thermal indicators for smok!na ar:~cles Rela:es to ,hermal indictors provided along the length of a smoking artlc!e whlzh chan~e visually at a predetermined tempera:ure. The indite:ors may che~.ically react when heated, ~o become visible, e.g. organic acids, sugars, or ~m!nes combined ~1~h sugars. Alternatively, the indicators may comprise waxes or similar compounds which melt on heating to r~veal colo~red prznz, or comprise micro-encapsulated chemicals which are released on hea:ing causing in~inq or dyelng. The indicators show when the smoking article is finlshad. Appln. !8/7/89 381.762. Equiv. EP 409,566. /d / /O /I 0 0 0 0 0 0 ".-'//:~ / /4z I0 0 0 D,O BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE FILTRONA INSTRLP~N.'S & AUTOMATION LTD. !-~. J. Xac:;au§n:on, ~ ° 5:. 2-. ,qr een Descr:bes bozes by defining Sections (PCT)WO g2/2C582 26/i192 Taoe diso~nser :ape !~spens~r head f~r use in a pazka~:ng apparazus f=r s~a!ing the ap~i~a::on of tape. The dlspenser head has zwo sec::~ns (2,2: a pazh iDr =he tape, drive means (10,12} and cu:rin~ means {14,161. ~2,3) separate on runners allowing azcess to ~he tape path, drives and cutter. Erusn (18] advances to wet =he :ape with water. Dispensed tape (33) is pressed onto a Dox (35) advancing on conveyor 139). Priority: U.K. 17/5/91 I0,814. Designated countries: U.S. As European paten:s: Austria, Belgium, Dem~ark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, italy, iuzz~ourg, Zonaco, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. Equiv. U.K. 2,255,~64. 15 .'$ FOCK~ & CO. Y.Focke, F..3ranz Hinsed-!id =ack for ciaarettes 3APAN 04°135,477 8/5/92 :q ~o" |![ , "7- ~'l./ !i};>iJl '" ,, ~;' I',l~, :ll~ ~' Problems cf secure lid closure in the rounded-edp~ type cf pack (i8) are solved by using b3~h frictlzn and a catch device which locks zhe lid in place yet allows re-opening w~th ~inlmal effzrt. The collar-piece (23} a:tached =D the ~a!n part of the pack has side-:abs with rounded pro=uberan.ces (~2~ which engage wi=h a cazan-pmece (39} forming part of the lid. The catch-piece is an integral part of :he blank, and is folded and glued into place dur:n~ :he n3rmai pa~ make-up o~eration. [i0 Pages including 4 Fiqure P~es) [8 Claimsl. Priority: Germany 20/12/89 3,942,034, Equiv. Car.a~a 2,G32.C99; E? 434,g62; Germany 3,g42,O34. .... / 24-~2 11 CD O t~ BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE (continued) G°D. S.p.A. .:,. Os:'~, A.:-:'_nare! 1 - (OLS)GE~IANY 4,216,340 Controlled heat-sea!fnQ of wra~gers A wrapper sealing process is described whereby unsealed wrapped pa=k~ anzer =he sealing cpera=:~n on a belt conveyor [21 looped around a pulley, rw= discs i7} disposed coaxlal!y e:rher side of the pulley c~mprlse inner an£ outer =3ncen=ric circular rings, thermally insulated from each other, the :nnar cf which is hea=ed. The inner rings (B) engage and seal :he end ~olds of the wrapper (61. A diverzing element (ll) causes the packs :o pass to the ~nhea:ed outer r~ngs {9), =o allow :he seals to set. Priority: Italy 20/5/91 165. Zquiv. U.K. 2,255.954. 7 8 l / 9 ;~; 2 ,s e s~"- ~ /I 25 [*] G.D.S.p,A. ZP 5!9,400(A) F.Draghet:i 23/12,92 Converr~ns random s~acinc cf products to even s~ac~n= .=ro~uc=s such as cigare==e packs :ravelling suc=essive!y in a random arrangesan: along a pa:h ~4) and a d~recz~on (16), engage a'i:~ a b.~aking device [9) ~o form an crder!y llne (I0) of produ=:s. They are re.7.oved suc=esslveIy by a :ransfer device {7) and in a subszan~ially zr~nsveTse pick-up dlrec~,ion in relation tO the former direction, before being ='e~, and ro=ated :hrough 90~ onto a second path (6). Here ~hey are fed e~ally s~a=ed in the second dlrec=ion (37) forming any angle ~n rela[ion tc the firs= =ravelling direc',~on. [9 Pages including 2 Figure Pages] [14 C:aims]. Priority: Italy 21/6/91 220. tesigne~ed coun:r~es: France, Germany~ Italy, U.K. , ~ '., .l, .-i ~-~i,~° II ~'v" "- IS I~ 24-~2 12 CD CD r'O BATCo document for Legal Services " Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE (continued) [*] G.D, S.p.A. ZP 519,401!A) F.Drag~ett~ 22,:tZ ~2 Device for in-l:ne ~':en trEnSDOr=a=ion cf randoml~ arranoed products Describes a device wheremy e.g, c:garerte packs (2} =ravelling success;rely :n a randomly arranged m~-~,er along a first pa=h (4), engage with a hrakin~ device (9]. They are =nan fed in an crder!y line (I0} to a transfer device defined by two lobed wheals 125) lo=ated on either side of the first pa=h ~4). The wheels operate in =:~e with each other, with the braking devi=e and also wi%h a conveyor (6) for =ransporr!ng the packs in evenly spaced marmer along a second path in series with, a~d in line with, ~he first path. [5 Pages including i Figure Page] [5 Claims]. Priority: Italy 21/6/91 221. Designated comnrries: France~ Germany° Ztaly, U.K. m 2W ~',,e{ ;/'~a, ~ !a,~ i....a--."Z'~" ¢ [,] G.D.S.p.A. S.Boriani. A.g~=berini ?rodu=: wraDo~nc mevhod EP 519.402:1) 231!2!~2 Descr;bes e me-_hod for wrapping, for exal~.ple, cigarette peaks, whereby =wo o~posite longitudinal porrlons (18.19) of a wrapping element (6), folded in a 'U' about the produc~ (ins:de seat (10) 0n a conveyor (4) ~, project ot'=xards throug,~ the '~npu= open:n~ of :~e seat, :o be folded one over th.~ other 27 a folding unit ~33). This =alr.prlses a fixed fc!ding device {34] for the firs= fold and a seaond folding devize (35} fitted to :he conveyor to hold ".ha second fold for a given =-me. [II Pages including 3 Figure Pages] [17 Cla:=s~. Priority: Italy 21/6/91 223. Designated coun=rles: Fran=e, Gerr,~ny, I~aly, U°K° , "~ "; ;4 .:: ..,42 <, ": • ;.:[2" " ' V~f£,,qJ'/ =I . * % ) ~%1- -- . I - 4~ ,i -- ~.l',..a_._.--" ....:/B!_...~~,~, " :, 24-g2 !3 CD (D ¢/I r'O BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE (continued) [*] GoD. S.p.A. A. ~;e r'- UK 2,256,627(A) Devize for recei,:~na and transferr!n~ Droluzzs ira6 ~,~ 5 UW" / / i,' ! :." 22i ;2 21~ 2~ 2~3 ?3, Ee/a:es to a convey:n~ device by which parallelepiped products, or s~cks of suzh pro~uc~s are received and transferred to a further cmnveyoro The device zzmp~es co~arzmaE~s (2} d~flned by two L-shaped elements (7,~ with bc~h :ndependent mnd synchronous drive-means, enabling the compar:aent xldrh :o be adjusted by :he operator to facilitate ~he take-up and re,.oval of :he prDduzzs (I0). Allows the use of the conveyor for different sized products. Prgority: Italy 14/6/91 209. (Appln. 5/6/92 II,950). [*] G.D.S.p.A. A.geri, MoTurra UK 2,256,842(A) 23/12/g2 CcmDactlna and Dositionina stacks of blanks A device Js descr£bed for conpacting s=acks of die-cut blanks and correcting :hgSr posit~on on a conveyor feeder with at leas~ one belt (i0). The c~pac~ing ac:i~n is produced by pairs of moving plates (5,6) whic~ flank :he supporting an~ elevazlng station on all s/des, and impznge on the vertical ~azes of the stack ~o coinclle with the transverse and longitudinal axes of :he belt. [!7 ~ages inciudinq 2 Figure ~aqes] [6 Cla£ms]. Fr~orlty: Italy I?/5/9] 161. (Appln. 8/5/92 9,g32). ~0 t7b 15 1~0 2? 2{, 2 1 ,o \, 1II i;,o , s ~i: i 2_2~ ....... ;!' 24-92 14 .... / 0 0 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001 x l:iCi: C!:i:iC
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE__/continued) [*] G.D.S.p.A. A.h'eri, V,Cesa:: UK 2,256,843[A) 23/12;'92 Also pub!;shed as (OLS}GERMANY 4,217,079 26/ii]92 ADDara~us for ~!ec:;ve :~l!e:isa:::n cf articles Describes an apparatus for grouping articles of common charac=erlstics for palletisation, by se!ecticn ~:om an infeed of articles of variei characteristicso The a~parazu$ includes a code reader {49) wh%ch enables the groups to be suzzessivaly segregated onto pallets of similar articles. The apparatus is dascrlbed. [24 Pages ~ncludlng I Figure Pages] [13 Claims]. Priority: Italy 22/5/91 169. (Appln. 19/5/92 i0,640}. ~ ~* ~v~..~./ :-T~.2~ "4" ,- "'"'~'~':;":~"" "~ ~s / 0 o co--.--. ~J i • $ [*l G.D.S.p.A. ~ 2,256,846(A) $.Boriani, A.G&~berini 23/12/92 Securln~ wraoz:nq material A process is described ;n the wrapping of single or groups of clgare~te packs whereby :he 5Dining of the ~wo overlapping lon~i~udinal portions (8,9) of a tubular wrapp~n~ are ef~eo~e~, The ~rocess is sui~abie for bo~h adhesed and heat sealable zaz~r!als and occurs as :he wrapped product is ~n!caded from the sea~ [7) of :~e wrapF:ng whe~l {5}. The ~ack is pushed out by a pusher (!3)0 and a :es~:sinlng he~:ed :oun:er-pusher (14) simultaneously seals :he longitudinal sea! ~8,9). {15 Pa~es including I Figure Page] [i0 Claims]. Priority: ~taly 21/6/Sl 222. (Appln. i9/6/92 12,096}. 24-92 15 C) C~ BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PACKS & PACK MANUFACTURE (continued.) G.D. $.p°A. G.Vac=ari. A.Gam~erlni Teed:no and f=Id!nu sheet material US 5,163,268 !7,'i!/92 in a machine (i) for fzrm:ng hlnge-lid cigarette packs, a wheel (3) is connected =o a supply devz=e (5) =o which flat pot:ions {6) of sheet material for forming internal c=llars, and maybe c~upons (7), are fed successively :o the wrapping wheel (3}, and into con:act with groups of cigarettes (8) already on the wheel. The flat portions {6) of sheet material are folded about the cigarette groups as they are transferred to a further wheel (23). Priority: Italy 7/12/89 3,755. (Appln, 29/ii/90 619,477)° Equiv. France 2,655,614: Germany 4,D39,133: U.K. 2,238,770, "-x~t: ,,, "; y-~: ¢~ ,, '-:.5"' ,, ~-f R.3.REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO, D.S.Burrows, L.D.Cobler EP 519,697[A) 23,"!2/92 The pack comprises a conventional h~nge-!id pack in which :he top panel has an optional removable portion (no: sho',m) which when removed exposes a movable flap (120). This can De opened and closed to allow removal of cigarettes and closure of the pack. Thus, the cigarettes may be accessed by using :he hlnge-lid or by removing the lid flap as in soft cup packs. Priority: US 19/6/91 717,456. DesignaTed countries: Aus=ria. Belgium, • Denmark, France, Geraany, ~reece, Holland, italy, tieoh=ens~ein, iuxer~ourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Sx:=:eriand, U.K. Equiv. U.S. 5.139.140. t~ ,..< --PS / 24-92 16 0 o u~ u-1 "-,4 BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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TESTING kk " [*] FASTMANKODAR CO. EP 518,141(A) ".RoReda 16/12,'g2 Cicare~t£ !~sDa~ion ~e~hod Realates tca high speed me~hcd for !nspeat-nc clgareltes to deterr, ine whether they are improperly filled or are not the correct length. The me:hod comprises ill~mlnating the ends of a bur, dle of c:gareztes, and receiving the reflected light from the clgarette ends with an electronic caumera: defining a posltion for each cigarette having a predetermined number of CCD pixe!s and recording the light inter.sizy corresponding to each pixel; constructing a histogram based on light intensity for each cigarette of the bundle, in the form of a Stay scale; calcu!ating a statisticai value based on the gray scale and comparing it with a reference value :o assess if each cigarette is of the required qll~lity. [7 Pages including 2 Figure Pages] [5 Ciaims]. Priority: U.S. 13/6/91 714,538, Designated co~/ntries: France, Germany, U.K. t [*] PHILIP IIORRI5 PRODUCTS INC. D.l.Snn!s imaue inspection me:hods and apparatus Relates to methods and aoparatus fcr determining whether or not ~n image :s s~bstantially like other images. A preferred embodiment provides an image inspection system which perfcrms a statistics-based analysis of the i=ages :~ be inspected, employing normalised statistical rune:ions enab!ing the acceptance/rejection criteria to be looked up in standard tables of s:atlstlc&l values. That part of an unacceptable image which has c~ilsed it ~o b~ rejected can be - identified to allow ~he problem to be resolved ~ap!d!y in h~gh speed packazing systems. J10 ~ages including 4 Figure Pages) |I0 Cleims]o Priority: U.S. 21/6/9i 718,781. Designated :ountrles: Austria, ~ei~i~:, Der~Lark, France. Germany, Greece, Ec!land, Italy, ilechtenstein, L~xeabourg, Monaco, Portugal, SpaAn, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. .... / £P 51g,5g5(A) 23/12/92 24-92 17 0 0 --4 t~3 (90 BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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TESTLNG ~condnuedJ [,] R°J.~'YNOLDS TOBACCO CO. V°G.Clemons US 5,163.454 17/21,.'92 Zeasur:nc the mols=ure content of ~ movinc Tsbaczo stream A me[hod is dlsc!csed of accurately measurlnq :he r..=!s=ure content of a moving bed of strip tDDacco. The bed of tobacco is conveyed 2y a porous cDnveyor, ~hrough which a flow of air is directed. This ;rov,-des an area of the ha~. with a uniform moisture con=enz from top to bottom. ~n !hire red meter !~¢azed downstream measures the moisture conten~ of :his area of the bed as it passes, providing an average velue closer to actual moisture content, than prlor art methods, [6 Pages including i Figure Page] [31 Claims~. Appln. 15/8/91 746,256. {29 O tn ~m ~O BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001 iii ii]iiiiiii iiiiiii
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OTHER TOBACCO RELATED PATENTS [*] JAPAN TOBACCO INC. T.Saqawa JAPAN 04-189,?D4 7 .,c~ Licuid fiilin= d~vize A s:mple apparatus :s desz=;bed by wh:ch small containers can be fille~ w;zh a liquid in predetermined quanzi=ies a~ high eff:czency wi=heu= air inzluscon° I= involves sucklnj =he liquid to a predetermined level in=c a pig block (4) from where it is released to the containers below throuqh nozzles wi=h fine holes at the bot=om of each pit. [g Pages including 3 Figure Fages) Appln. 21/11/90 314,330. ", : I PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS IRC. J.O. Lephard=, R.A. Tamol aO ...... .... 4~ CARADA 2.067,575(A) 31 .... .9~ Air venrClation svs=em Relates to an air ventilation system for ventilating, hea=ing, co~!:ng or purlfying houses, cffizes, :hea=res etc. The sgs:em compr:ses an act per~ea:'~e carpet {60) which ~s ncr perfera~ed, placed on top o~ a perforated floor suppsrted on floor 2c:szs. Air is pumped into :~e c~,anne!s be~.'~-een the ~clsts, :o enter a room evenly a: low flow through the carper..-he air is dra~r, from the room via a: leas: one exhaust yen: located at the ceilinq, Priority: U.S. 30/4/91 693,656. Equiv o ~ 51!,736. 2~ 2/O ~ 210 -- ~r'% 24-92 19 0 C) L~n Ln C) BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED GRANTED PATENTS FOCKK & CO. H.Fcc~e, i.Hg!!z=h SZCTIC~: Packs ;ackaglng machines T~TL£: L!f=in: unit for oaile~ load!nq ?uD!ished as E?~A! in B~ile~in 88/47-48 Priority; Germany 13/5/87 3,715,888. EP 2~0,796{B) i6/12 '~2 GBE INTKRNATIONAL PLC E.Ray SECTICX: Leaf ~:TLE: l~zrove~ cuttlnq machine conveyor F~blished as (P~T)WO 59/11804 in bulletin 1-90 ~rior!zy: UK 3/6/88 13,196 EP 374,230(~) 2~/12/92 Y~LINS PLC X.J.Cahill, K.~.Finch~m SECT:EN: Cigar~zte and cigar making T~TLZ: Pneuma::c web feedinq ~ub!ished as UK(A) in Bulletin 13-90 Priority: IFK Ii/I0/88 23,815 UK 2,226,538(a) 22/12/92 WI.~DLESKAW ENTEFSRISES LTD. E.Welzkmann et al. SEZTICN: Filter making TIZLE: Fi!zer conz~inina an additive Pui~lis~ed as (OLS) in Bullet~n 84/49-50 Prlori:y: UK 12/5/83 13,044 (PS)GERF~NY 3,417,586 10/12/92 24-92 20 4~ 0 0 U~ BATCo document for Legal Services : Health Canada 27 February 2001
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PATENTEE INDEX SECFIC, N I --- Lear SECI~ON .3 o-- Tobacco Tream:enc SECFION 5 --- Fiher.~ & Fihe: Ma,ufacture SL:c'rION 7 --- S.'o~cm Anicies SECTION 9 --- Tearing SEC]'ION SECTION SECTION SECTI ON SECTION :2 --- Recol~slkuted & Substilule Tobacco 4 --- Fiavours & Additives 6 -- Cigareue & CigaT Ma.ufaa:ure g --- Pack~ & Pack ,%la,ufacture I0 -- Od)er Tobacco Related Pa~tt.~ PATENTEE BARa~TT, P..7. G. EASTMA~ KODAK CO. EASTMAN KODAK CO. .":LTRONA INSTRUN.,ENTS & AUTOMATION F2CKE & CO, FOCK£ & CO. G.D.S.p.A. G.D.S.p.A. G.D.S.p.A. G.D. S.p.A. EP G.D. S.p.A. =P G.D. S.p.A. UK G.D.S.p.A. UK G.D. S.p.A, UK G.D.S.p.A. UK G.D.S.p.A. US G~g INTERNATIONAL PLC EP GIVAUDAN CORP, US G: VAt;DAN COR~. US PATENT No. SECTION No. Page UK 2.256,573(A) ? 10 EP 518,]41{A) 9 17 Unpublished gP 517,811[A} 5 6 (PCT)WO 92/20582 8 ii EP 2g0,796(B) 8 20 jAPAN 04-135,477 8 !I (OLS)GE~w~d~Y 4,216,340 8 12 (OLS)GE~MA]~ 4,217,079 8 15 EP 519,400(A) 8 !2 1!9,401{A) 8 13 519,402(A) B 13 2,256,627(A) 8 !4 2,256,842{A) 8 14 2,256,843(A) 8 15 2,256,846{A) 8 I5 1,163,268 8 !6 374,230(B) I 20 1,163,453 4 4 5,164,364 4 4 5,164,365 4 4 EP 519,481(A) 4 5 3APAN 04-187,216 i i 3APAN 04-189,704 I0 !9 JAPAN 04-193,862 4 5 ~,21~,0~0 6 8 (OLS)GE~,I~Cf ' = " JAP~ 04-152,877 6 8 EP 117,993(A) I i jAPAN 04-135,474 6 9 UK 2,226,538(~) 6 20 UK 2,256,572{A) 6 9 US 5,154,192 7 i0 CANADA 2,067,575{A) i0 19 EP 518,617(A) 4 5 EP 5!9,595(A) 9 17 EP 519,696{A) 3 3 gP 519,697(A) 8 l& JAPAN 04-135,476 5 6 US 5,!63,452 5 7 US 5,!63,454 9 iS (PS}GE?le.A~ 3,417,~86 5 20 GIVAUDAI~ CORP. US INTEP~ATIO~AL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC. jAPAN TOBAC=O INC. ~Ai~h' TOBACCO INC. JAPAN" TOBACCO INC. KOP~ER AG KtF,,.BER AG KgCPA.R.~PLAh'TS S.p.A. HOLINS PLC ..u-,NS PLC MOL!NS PLC PEILIP MORR:S INC. PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS INC. gNILi~ MORRIS PRODUCTS INC. ~H:LIP ~!ORR:S PRODUCTS INC. PHZLiP HORR:S PRODUCTS INC. R..7.RRYNOgDS TOBACCO CO. R.J.R£'Y.NOLDS TOBACCO CC. R,$.REYNOLDS TOBACCO Ca. R°,.~=~DIOLwa TOBACCO CO. ~INDLES~,W FI:TgR~RISES LTD. 24-~2 21 C) 0 Un BATCo document for Legal Services • Health Canada 27 February 2001

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