Polymer encased smokeless tobacco products

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9896228
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14657018

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Methods for encasing bodies including smokeless tobacco or a tobacco substitute with a polymeric casing can include coating a compressed body with microfibers, applying tubular casings to compressed bodies, printing netting and webs on compressed bodies, injection molding around compressed bodies, applying a webbing to compressed bodies, placing compressed bodies into a skin forming bath, and including thermoplastic polymers in a compressed body.

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ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC6601 WEST BROAD STREET RICHMOND VA 23230

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Black, Shannon Maxwell Richmond, US 29 161
Burke, William J Nashville, US 47 459
Carroll, Andrew Nathan Chester, US 32 162
DiNovi, Christopher Joseph Ruther Glen, US 23 153
Macko, Jason Andrew Richmond, US 24 220
Phillips, David Richmond, US 54 557
Smith, Robert Glen Allen, US 261 8534
Sun, Yan Helen Midlothian, US 20 50

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