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MANUFACTURE OR PREPARATION OF TOBACCO FOR SMOKING OR CHEWING; TOBACCO; SNUFF
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Manufacture or preparation of tobacco for smoking or chewing
  • Tobacco
  • Snuff
Preparation of tobacco on the plantation (harvesters for tobacco A01D 45/16)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Preparation of harvested tobacco on the plantation.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Harvesters for tobacco
Preparing tobacco in the factory
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Primary treatment and preparation of the tobacco in the factory.

{Puffing}
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Puffing
expanding tobacco
Stripping tobacco; Treatment of stems or ribs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Separation of the tobacco lamina from the stem or rib.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Stem
the main vein of the tobacco leaf
Leaf part or lamina
the leaf blade, leaf tissue that has been separated from the midrib or stem
Cutting tobacco (hand cutting tools B26B; slicing in general B26D 1/00, B26D 3/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Cutting tobacco material, e.g. for forming the filler of a cigarette rod.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand cutting tools
Slicing in general
Control of the moisture content of tobacco products, e.g. cigars, cigarettes, pipe tobacco ( {final drying of cigars A24C 1/383, of cigarettes A24C 5/603} ; devices for use by the smoker for controlling the moisture content of tobacco products A24F 25/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Control of the moisture content of the tobacco products (in the factory).

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Devices for use by the smokers for controlling the moisture content of tobacco products
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Final drying of cigars
Final drying of cigarettes
Tobacco-twisting machines
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Machines for making twist or spun tobacco.

Tobacco for pipes, for cigars, e.g. cigar inserts, or for cigarettes; Chewing tobacco; Snuff (mechanical treatment A24B 3/00 to A24B 11/00; reconstituted tobacco products A24B 3/14; chemical features or treatment of tobacco A24B 15/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Tobacco per se, for pipes, cigars or cigarettes.

Chewing tobacco

Snuff

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Reconstituted tobacco products
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mechanical treatment of tobacco
Chemical treatment of tobacco
Chemical features or treatment of tobacco; Tobacco substitutes (A24B 3/00 takes precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chemical features of tobacco, smoking or smokeless tobacco as well as reconstituted tobacco, including chemical treatments, modifying tobacco by chemical agents, e.g. flavourants. This main group also includes biochemical treatments of tobacco and physical treatments such as wave energy, irradiation and electrical treatments.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Preparing tobacco in the factory, e.g. steaming, drying, curing, puffing, thermal treatments
Chemical features of cigarette wrappers, including indirect addition of an additive in the wrapper or tipping paper.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Selection of materials, other than tobacco, suitable for smoking
Simulated smoking devices, e.g. imitation cigarettes with chemical heating means
Medicinal preparations containing nicotine
Essential oils per se
Special rules of classification within this group

Chemical features of cigarette wrappers, e.g. papers are classified in A24D 1/02.

of tobacco substitutes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Tobacco substitutes, this group contains both non-tobacco plants suitable for smoking or as replacer for cigarette and substitute of cigarettes comprising tobacco extracts, e.g. flavours and possibly nicotine.

{comprising as heat source a carbon fuel or an oxydized or thermally degraded carbonaceous fuel, e.g. carbohydrates, cellulosic material}
Special rules of classification within this subgroup

Tobacco substitutes comprising as heat source a carbon fuel or an oxydized or thermally degraded carbonaceous fuel, e.g. carbohydrates, cellulosic material. Documents are classified here when the invention concerns chemical aspect of the carbonaceous fuel element, the aerosol generating element or the envelope (special wrappers).

{ sterilization, preservation or biological decontamination}
Special rules of classification within this subgroup

Sterilization, preservation or biological decontamination by any means, e.g. by heating, by chemical, physical, or biological treatment.

{ by inorganic substances only}
Special rules of classification within this subgroup

Treatment of tobacco by inorganic chemical substances only.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In this main group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Organic solvent
Carbon containing solvent except carbon dioxide.
Tobacco substitute
This definition encompasses both non-tobacco plants suitable for smoking or as replacer for cigarette and substitute of cigarettes comprising tobacco extracts, e.g. flavours and possibly nicotine
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