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Aug. 13, 1963
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3,100,492
CORNCOB MATERIAL CIGARETTE
Filed April 23, 1962
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Patented ‘Aug. 13, 1963
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placed‘in boiling water for approximately three to seven
minutes. The boiling time depends on the age of the
corn being used with less boiling time required for older
CORNCOB MATERIAL CIGARETTE
William C. Schmidt, Quarters 1040C, Fort Benjamin
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31,100,492
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Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind.
Filed Apr. 23, 1962, Ser. No. 189,553
12 Claims. (c1. 13r_2)
corn. The ears are then removed from the boiling water
and the kernels are removed from the ears.
The remaining corncob is grated, for example, by
means of a conventional kitchen ‘grating apparatus nor
The present invention relates to 1a cigarette, to a novel
mally used for grating vegetables. Alternatively, the grat
smoking composition which may be used in a cigarette
ing may be accomplished by conventional machines avail
and to a method for making said smoking composition. 10 able in cigarette factories. As ‘a further ‘alternative, the
‘It is now widely believed that cigarette smoking, which
corncob may be ground by means of a conventional meat ,
in many cases involves inhaling, is harmful to the human
grinder. It is preferred, however, that the corncob be
body. Certain authorities are of the opinion that one
grated rather than ground for the reason that the resulting
cause of harm is the nicotine which is present in tobacco
material packs better in a cigarette and does not easily
and is transferred to or comes in contact with the body 15 escape from the ends of a cigarette during handling.
during smoking. One object of the ‘present invention is
‘ After grating, the material is dried by preferably plac
to provide a smoking material and method for‘making
=ing upon a ?at surface in air. Alternatively, the material
same which does not contain nicotine and, therefore,
maybe dried by heating within an oven at a very low
when smoked, does not cause the harm that nicotine is
temperature. If the material is dried in air at room tem
believed to cause.
'20 perature, ?ve or six days at ‘approximately 70° F. and
Still another object of the present invention is to pro
40% relative humidity provides proper thorough drying.
vide an improved smoking composition and cigarette and
in order to manufacture a single cigarette of standard
method for making same.
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(regular) length, threc-sixteenths of an ounce of the
A further object or advantage of the present invention
dried material processed as above described is rolled
is that it provides a smoking material and method for 25 within commercially available cigarette paper. -Ob
making same which makes use of what would otherwise .
viously, the smoking material may also be formed into a
be waste material. >
cigarette such as shown in the ?gure by conventional
Related objects and advantages will become apparent
cigarette manufacturing apparatus.
as the description proceeds.
If desired, ?avoring may be added to .the smoking
The smoking material of the present invention com 30 material. Such ?avoring is ‘optional to the present ex_
prises grated or ground corncob. Thus, one ‘embodi
ample as well as to the examples which ‘follows The
ment of the present invention comprises a cigarette incor
?avoring may consist of a commercially available mix
porating a roll or cylinder of paper having received there
ture of concentrated peppermint oil and mint oil. In
in grated corncob.
the above described example, one drop of said mixture
One embodiment of the method of the present inven 35 per four regular cigarettes :has been found to be the
tion comprises the manufacture of a smoking composipreferable amount, this mixture being mechanically
tion including the boiling of an ear of corn, removing the
mixed with the smoking composition prior to rolling the
kernels from the ear to leave the corncob, grating the
cigarette. Further, such ?avoring might comprise the
cob, drying the grated material in air until substantially
addition of menthol which might :be added by placing
all of the moisture has been evaporated and rolling the
commercially available menthol crystals in a container
grated material within cigarette paper.
,
and placing the grated material also ‘within the con
The ‘full nature of the invention will be understood
from the accompanying drawing and the following de
scription and claims.
tainer for sufficient time to ?avor the material to the
extent desired. The above described example produces a
smoke which is ‘described as neither mild nor strong but
The FIGURE is a longitudinal section of ‘a cigarette 45 instead of medium intensity.
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manufactured according to the present invention taken to
Example
II
include the axis thereof.
In order to produce a relatively strong smoke as
For the purposes of promoting an understanding of the
compared to the above medium smoke, the same steps
principles of the invention, reference will now be made
to the embodiment illustrated in the drawing and speci?c 50 are followed with the exception that the kernels of corn
are removed from the cob prior to boiling.
language will be used to describe the same. ‘It will never
theless be understood that no limitation of the scope of
Example III
the invention is thereby intended, such alterations and
In order to produce a relatively mild type of smoke,
further modi?cations in the illustrated device, and such
further applications of the principles of the invention as 55 the same steps as above described in either Example I
or II are followed with the exception that boiling of
illustrated therein being contemplated as would normally
the cob is left out.
occur to one skilled in the art to which the invention
Lf desired, the menthol may be placed within the ?lter
relates.
tip instead of in the smoking composition as is done in
Referring to the ?gure, there is illustrated a cigarette 10
having therein grated corncob 11. The grated corncob 60 certain commercially available cigarettes.
It should be understood that the above examples are
11 is surrounded by a rolled cylinder of cigarette paper
merely illustrative and that the invention includes varia
12 which is received about the grated material 11 simi~
tions which do not meet the precise terms of the above
larly to a conventional cigarette. After the cigarette 10
examples. As an illustration, the boiling time in Ex
is rolled by the smoker, saliva can be used to seal the
edges of the cigarette paper or, alternatively, the cigarete 65 amplcs I and 11 could ‘range anywhere from three to
seven minutes and this ?gure is still not restrictive be
may be manufactured in conventional manner by ma
cause the boiling step could be completely eliminated
chines at the factory.
as set forth in Example III.
Example 1
While the invention has been illustrated and described
One example of the method of the present invention in 70 in detail in the drawings and fore-going description, the
cludes the use of ears of a hybrid ?eld-ripened sweet corn.
The husks ‘are removed from the ears and the ears are
same is to considered as illustrative and not restrictive in
character, it being understood that only the preferred
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9. A method of ‘making a cigarette comprising remov
embodiment has been shown and described and that all
changes and modi?cations that come within the spirit of
‘the invention and the scope of the claims are also de
sired to be protected.
ing the husks from ears of ?eld ripened hybrid sweet
corn, boiling the ears in ‘water, removing the kernels from
the ears to ‘leave the cobs, grating the cobs, drying the
' grated cobs, and rolling said grated cobs within cigarette
,
As an example ‘of a change or modi?cation Within
the scope of the invention, the smoking composition of
paper.
the present invention could he mixed with tobacco to
any desired percentage to provide a smoking mixture hav
10. A method of making a cigarette comprising remov
ing the husks t‘rom ears of ?eld ripened hybrid sweet
ing the advantages (and disadvantages) of each com
corn, removing the kernels from the, ears to leave the
10 cobs, boiling the cobs in water for ibetween three and
ponent.
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The invention claimed is:
l. A cigarette comprising corncob, and a combustible
sheet of material surrounding said corncob, said corn
. cob being the material that is smoked.
seven minutes, grating the cobs, drying the (grated cobs
at 70° F. and 40% relative humidity .for ?ve or six days,
and rolling three-sixteenths of an ounce of said grated
cobs within cigarette paper.
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11. A method of making a cigarette comprising re
2. A cigarette comprising grated corncob, and a roll 15
moving the husks'from ears of ?eld ripened hybrid sweet
of paper having said corncob ‘received therein, said corn
corn, removing the kernels irorn the ears to leave the
cob being ‘the material that is smoked.
3. A cigarette comprising boiled dry (grated corncob', - cobs, [grating the cobs, drying the grated cobs at 70° F.
and 40% relative humidity for ?ve or six days,.and
' and a cylindrical roll of paper having said corneobt re-,
ceived therein, said corncob being the material that is 20 rolling three-sixteenths of an ounce of said grated cobs
smoked.
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Within cigarette paper.
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:12. A method of making a cigarette comprising re
moving the husks [from cars of ?eld ripened hybrid sweet
corn, boiling the ears in Water tor between three and
5. A smoking tobacco substitute comprising grated 25 seven minutes, removing the kernels from the ears to
leave the cobs, gratin-g the cobs, drying the grated cobs at
corncob.
70° F. and 40% relative humidity for ?ve or six days
‘6. A smoking tobacco substitute comprising boiled and
and rolling three-sixteenths of an ounce of said grated
thoroughly dried grated corncob.
cobs within cigarette paper.
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7. A method of making a smoking material comprising
4. A cigarette comprising ground corncob, and a‘ roll
of paper having said corncob received therein, said corn
cob being the material that is smoked.
removing (the husk ‘from an ear of corn, removing the 30
:kernels from the ear to leave the cob‘, grating the cob,
and drying the grated cob.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
'8. A method of making smoking material comprising
removing the husks from ears of ?eld ripened hybrid
'sweetcorn, boiling the ears in the Water, removing the 35
kernels from the ears to leave the cobs, grating the cobs,
' and drying the [grated cobs.
209,801
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Du Brtul ____________ __ Nov. 12, 1878
455,675
Weinrich , _____________ __ July 7, 1891
‘1,455,396.
Hesson ______________ __ May 15, 1923
Dahlstrom et al _______ -_ Mar. 14, 1939
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