Unit for conveying filter segments
US Patent No: 8,967,370
Assignee: International Tobacco
Machinery Poland SP. Z O.O.
The object of the invention is a unit for conveying filter segments (2) for the machines of tobacco industry, comprising a chain conveyor (10) in a horizontal arrangement on which the lugs (21) are disposed, the working ends (28) of which are deflected from the vertical. The unit comprises guides (23, 33) of the filter segments (2) provided with an inclined channel (27) guiding the lug (21).
Agent for reducing nicotine and harmful components in tobacco leaves for use in field cultivation of tobacco
US Patent No: 8,895,472
Assignee: Tobacco Research Institute of Hubei Province
One aspect of the invention provides an agent for reducing nicotine and harmful components in tobacco leaves for use in the field cultivation of tobacco. In one embodiment, the agent contains (in a weight percentage): salicylic acid 0.005-0.16%, naphthaleneacetic acid 0-0.003%, indoleacetic acid 0-0.015%, and clean water added to 100%. The composition can significantly reduce nicotine and harmful components in tobacco leaves by applying it to tobacco plant in top pruning period of tobacco. The combination of salicylic acid, naphthaleneacetic acid and indoleacetic acid provides synergic effect for reducing nicotine. The nicotine-reducing agent also can result in a yield increase and improve the aroma of tobacco.
US Patent No: 8,939,157 Method of packaging tobacco
Method of packaging tobacco
US Patent No: 8,939,157
Assignee: A.C.M.A. S.p.A.
A system (1) for portioning and packaging a tobamel smoking mixture (2) comprises a unit (3) internally of which the mixture (2) is prepared by blending tobacco en masse with agglutinants such as honey or molasses, and an extruder unit (17) by which the mixture (2) is shaped into a continuous rod (20).
US Patent No: 8,912,805 Device and method for processing and measuringproperties of a moving rod of material
Device and method for processing and measuring properties of a moving rod of material
US Patent No: 8,912,805
Assignee: Hauni Maschinenbau AG
Device for processing and measuring properties of a moving rod of material of the tobacco processing industry includes a microwave resonator structured and arranged so that the rod of material is conveyable through the microwave resonator. Includes microwave generator with output frequency f.sub.0, and frequency stabilized oscillator to generate intermediate frequency f.sub.IM that is less than f.sub.0. Single sideband modulator supplies microwave resonator with a sideband signal having a sideband frequency shifted with respect to output frequency f.sub.0 by intermediate frequency f.sub.IM, and at least one analysis arrangement includes single sideband demodulator, low-pass filter, and analog to digital converter arranged in series. Single sideband demodulator receives a measurement signal of the sideband frequency transmitted or reflected from the microwave resonator, and receives output frequency f.sub.0. Low-pass filter passes an output signal of single sideband demodulator with intermediate frequency f.sub.IM, and filters out higher frequency signal portions.