US Patent Application No: 2012/0167,905

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MENTHOL CIGARETTE

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Cigarettes are provided which contain a filtering system and flavorants encapsulated with polyvinyl acetate, wherein deactivation of a sorbent by the flavorant is reduced through the encapsulation of the flavorant within the polyvinyl acetate. A preferred flavorant is menthol. The encapsulated flavorants are prepared by mixing at least one flavorant with polyvinyl acetate and a solvent, such as ethanol, and forming the encapsulated flavorants. Methods of making cigarettes and smoking the articles are also provided.

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PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.RICHMOND, VA589

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Becker, Ulrike - 7 6
Fournier, Jay A Richmond, VA 64 403
Howell, Tony - 5 10
Karles, Georgios D - 59 151
Xue, Lixin Midlothian, VA 36 355

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