Near field communication for a tobacco-based article or package therefor

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9864947
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15352199

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An apparatus embodied as a tobacco-based article including a consumable material that is tobacco, or that is made, derived from or incorporates tobacco, or as a package for one or more of the tobacco-based article or the consumable material, includes a housing and near field communication (NFC) tag. The housing is structured to retain the tobacco-based article or the consumable material. The NFC tag is configured to store or generate information related to the article or the material. The NFC tag is coupleable with a NFC reader to enable wireless transfer of the information to a computing device to enable authentication of the apparatus, or display or storage of the information, at the computing device or a service platform in communication with the computing device.

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

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Hunt, Eric T Pfafftown, US 20 133
Sears, Stephen B Siler City, US 34 119
Sur, Rajesh Winston-Salem, US 60 204

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