Electronic smoking article and associated method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9854841
APP PUB NO 20140096782A1
SERIAL NO

13826929

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Electronic smoking articles, and methods are provided. An exemplary article comprises a control body portion having a first control component therein. A cartridge body portion is removably engaged with the control body portion. The cartridge body portion includes a consumable arrangement having an aerosol precursor composition, a heating element, and a second control component. The consumable arrangement is configured to communicate with the first control component upon engagement between the cartridge body and control body portions. The first control component is configured to send a challenge to the second control component, and to receive a response to the challenge therefrom. The first control component is further configured to authorize the consumable arrangement for use with the control body portion, if the response corresponds to the challenge.

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RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS INC401 NORTH MAIN STREET WINSTON-SALEM NC 27101

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ampolini, Frederic Philippe Winston-Salem, US 72 2579
Anderson, Keith William Hillsborough, US 8 412
East, Allen Michael Cary, US 12 869
Galloway, Michael Ryan Winston-Salem, US 17 889
Henry,, Jr Raymond C Cary, US 4 528
Ingham, Scott Wake Forest, US 3 359
Kimsey, Glen Cary, US 6 428

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