Title:
Cigarette paper and dispensing package
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Cellulose-glycerol cigarette papers are described which has advantages such as milder taste, less chemicals, a slower burn with less ash and smoke, and also it is self-adhering when a water-based agent is applied. A cigarette paper dispensing package is also provided which enables easy access to a single cigarette paper. Tear-off mouthpiece filters are also integrally provided for within the package, while providing efficient dispensing of a single cigarette paper without spillage or grabbing too many inadvertently.



Inventors:
Tanzer, Michael D. (Pittsburgh, PA, US)
Application Number:
11/811486
Publication Date:
12/11/2008
Filing Date:
06/11/2007
Assignee:
Tanzer, Michael D. (Pittsburgh, PA, US)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/273, 131/365
International Classes:
B65D85/14
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Primary Examiner:
QUEST, DENE JASON
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MICHAEL TANZER (PITTSBURGH, PA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. An assembled vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall, a top edge, a rear wall, a bottom edge, and two opposed sidewalls, wherein said rear wall has at least one horizontal slot for receiving a rear flap.

2. The assembled vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 1 further comprising two bottom side flaps connected to each of said two opposed sidewalls.

3. The assembled vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 1 further comprising at least one perforated segment located at a proximal end of said rear flap.

4. The assembled vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 1 further comprising an aperture located at the top of said rear wall to facilitate access to said cigarette paper, wherein said aperture has an arcuate shape.

5. The assembled vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 3 further comprising at least one perforated segment located at a proximal end of said rear flap, wherein at least one said perforated segment at said proximal end is inserted into said horizontal slot.

6. A vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall with a top edge, a first opposed sidewall with an upper tab insert and a lower tab insert and a second opposed sidewall, a first bottom edge with a bottom insert; a rear wall connected to said second opposed sidewall of said front wall with at least one horizontal slot, an aperture located at the top of said rear wall wherein said horizontal located is located near said aperture, a second bottom edge, a bottom tab extending from said bottom edge, and a third opposed sidewall, wherein said third opposed sidewall has an upper side flap for insertion into said upper tab insert of said front wall and a lower side flap for insertion into said lower tab insert of said front wall; and a rear flap connected to said top edge wherein said rear flap has at least one perforated segment.

7. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 6 further comprising two bottom side flaps wherein each of said bottom side flaps are respectively connected to said first opposed sidewall and said second opposed sidewall of said front wall.

8. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 6 further comprising at least one perforated segment located at a proximal end of said rear flap.

9. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 6 further comprising an aperture located at the top of said rear wall to facilitate access to said cigarette paper, wherein said aperture has an arcuate shape.

10. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 8 further comprising at least one perforated segment located at a proximal end of said rear flap, wherein at least one said perforated segment at said proximal end is inserted into said horizontal slot.

11. A vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall with a top edge, a first opposed sidewall, and a first bottom edge with a bottom insert; a rear wall connected to said first opposed sidewall with at least one horizontal slot, an aperture located at the top of said rear wall wherein said horizontal slot is located near said aperture, a second bottom edge, a bottom tab extending from said second bottom edge, and a second opposed sidewall a glue tab is connected to said third opposed sidewall; and a rear flap connected to said top edge of said rear flap wherein said rear flap has at least one perforated segment.

12. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 11 further comprising at least one perforated segment located at a proximal end of said rear flap.

13. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 11 further comprising an aperture located at the top of said rear wall to facilitate access to said cigarette paper, wherein said aperture has an arcuate shape.

14. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 12, wherein at least one said perforated segment at said proximal end is inserted into said horizontal slot.

15. A vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall with a top edge, and a bottom edge; a rear wall connected to said bottom edge of said front wall with at least one horizontal slot, an aperture located at the top of said rear wall wherein said horizontal slot is located near said aperture, and two opposed sidewalls wherein each of said opposed sidewalls is connected with a glue tab; and a rear flap connected to said top edge wherein said rear flap has at least one perforated segment.

16. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 15 further comprising at least one perforated segment located at a proximal end of said rear flap.

17. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 15 further comprising an aperture located at the top of said rear wall to facilitate access to said cigarette paper, wherein said aperture has an arcuate shape.

18. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 15 further comprising two outer bilateral fold or score lines and an inner sliced segment therein to facilitate access to said cigarette paper.

19. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 18 wherein said inner sliced segment is jagged.

20. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 18 wherein said inner sliced segment is arcuate.

21. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 18 wherein said inner sliced segment is semi-rectangular.

22. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 18 wherein said inner sliced segment is semi-triangular.

23. The vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package of claim 16, wherein at least one said perforated segment at said proximal end is inserted into said horizontal slot.

24. A method for utilizing a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: having a front wall with a top edge, a first opposed sidewall with an upper side tab insert and a lower side tab insert and a second opposed sidewall, a first bottom edge with a bottom insert; having a rear wall connected to said second opposed sidewall with at least one horizontal slot, an aperture located at the top of said rear wall wherein said horizontal slot is located near said aperture, a second bottom edge, a bottom tab extending from said bottom edge, an upper side flap, a lower side flap, and a third opposed sidewall having an upper side flap for insertion into an upper side tab insert of said front wall and a lower side flap for insertion into a lower side tab insert of said front wall; having a rear flap connected to said top edge wherein said rear flap has at least one perforated segment; folding said top edge of said front wall; folding said first opposed sidewall and said second opposed sidewall of said front wall; folding said two bottom side flaps of said front wall; folding said first bottom edge of said front wall; folding said third opposed sidewall of said rear wall; folding said upper side flap of said rear wall; folding said lower side flap of said rear wall; folding said second bottom edge of said rear wall; folding said bottom tab of said rear wall; folding said rear flap; inserting said upper side flap of said rear wall into said upper side tab insert of said front wall; inserting said lower side flap of said rear wall into said lower side tab insert of said front wall; and inserting said bottom tab of said rear wall in said bottom insert of said front wall.

25. The method of claim 24 wherein said perforated segment is bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper when said rear flap is raised by a user.

26. The method of claim 24 wherein said rear flap is bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper when said rear flap is raised by a user.

27. The method of claim 25 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

28. The method of claim 26 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

29. The method of claim 27 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

30. The method of claim 28 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

31. The method of claim 29 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

32. The method of claim 30 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

33. The method of claim 27 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

34. The method of claim 28 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

35. The method of claim 24 further comprising: inserting said rear flap through said horizontal slot of said rear wall.

36. A method for utilizing a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: having a front wall with a top edge, a first opposed sidewall and a second opposed sidewall, a first bottom edge, a bottom insert; having a rear wall connected to said second opposed sidewall with at least one horizontal slot, an aperture located at the top of said rear wall wherein said horizontal slot is located near said aperture, a second bottom edge, a bottom tab extending from said bottom edge, and a third opposed sidewall, wherein said third opposed sidewall has an upper side flap for insertion into an upper side tab insert of said front wall and a lower side flap for insertion into a lower tab insert of said front wall; having a rear flap connected to said top edge of said rear flap wherein said rear flap has at least one perforated segment; folding said top edge of said front wall; folding said first opposed sidewall and said second opposed sidewall of said front wall; folding said first bottom edge of said front wall; folding said third opposed sidewall and said fourth opposed sidewall of said rear wall; folding said upper side flap of said rear wall; folding said lower side flap of said rear wall; folding said second bottom edge of said rear wall; folding said bottom tab of said rear wall; folding said rear flap; inserting said upper side flap of said rear wall in a corresponding first tab insert of said front wall; inserting said lower side flap of said rear wall in a corresponding second tab insert of said front wall; inserting said bottom tab of said rear wall in said bottom insert of said front wall; and inserting said rear flap through said horizontal slot of said rear wall.

37. The method of claim 36 wherein said perforated segment is bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper when said rear flap is raised by a user.

38. The method of claim 36 wherein said rear flap is bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper when said rear flap is raised by a user.

39. The method of claim 37 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

40. The method of claim 38 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

41. The method of claim 39 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

42. The method of claim 40 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

43. The method of claim 41 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

44. The method of claim 42 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

45. The method of claim 43 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

46. The method of claim 44 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

47. A method for utilizing a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: having a front wall with a top edge, a first opposed sidewall, a first bottom edge with a bottom insert; having a rear wall connected to said first opposed sidewall of said front wall with at least one horizontal slot, an aperture located at the top of said rear wall wherein said horizontal slot is located near said aperture, a second bottom edge, a bottom tab extending from said second bottom edge, a second opposed sidewall wherein a first side of said second opposed sidewall is connected to said front wall and wherein a second side of said second opposed sidewall is connected to a glue tab; having a rear flap connected to said top edge of said rear flap wherein said rear flap has at least one perforated segment; folding said top edge of said front wall; folding said first opposed sidewall of said front wall; folding said first bottom edge of said front wall; folding said second opposed sidewall and said third opposed sidewall of said rear wall; applying a suitable adhesive to said glue tab of said rear wall and folding said glue tab of said rear wall, wherein said glue tab is adhered to an underside of said front wall; folding said second bottom edge of said rear wall; folding said bottom tab of said rear wall; folding said rear flap; and inserting said rear flap in said horizontal slot of said rear wall.

48. The method of claim 47 wherein said perforated segment is bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper when said rear flap is raised by a user.

49. The method of claim 47 wherein said rear flap is bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper when said rear flap is raised by a user.

50. The method of claim 48 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

51. The method of claim 49 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

52. The method of claim 50 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

53. The method of claim 51 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

54. The method of claim 52 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

55. The method of claim 53 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

56. The method of claim 54 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

57. The method of claim 55 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

58. A method for utilizing a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: having a front wall with a top edge, and a bottom edge; having a rear wall connected to said bottom edge of said front wall with at least one horizontal slot, an aperture located at the top of said rear wall, a first opposed sidewall wherein said first opposed sidewall is connected to a first glue tab, and a second opposed sidewall wherein said second opposed sidewall is connected to a second glue tab; having a rear flap connected to said top edge wherein said rear flap has at least one perforated segment; folding said top edge of said front wall; folding said bottom edge of said front wall; folding said two opposed sidewalls of said rear wall; applying a suitable adhesive to said first glue tab and said second glue tab and folding each said first glue tab and said glue tab to adhere with one another; folding said front wall to adhere to one of said first glue tab or said second glue tab; folding said rear flap; and inserting said rear flap through said horizontal slot of said rear wall.

59. The method of claim 58 wherein said perforated segment is bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper when said rear flap is raised by a user and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

60. The method of claim 58 wherein said rear flap is bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper when said rear flap is raised by a user and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

61. The method of claim 58 wherein outer bilateral fold or score lines are bent or folded to facilitate access by a user to a cigarette paper and an inner sliced segment is partially exposed and at least one perforated segment of said rear flap is exposed when said rear flap is raised by a user.

62. The method of claim 61 wherein said inner sliced segment is jagged.

63. The method of claim 61 wherein said inner sliced segment is arcuate.

64. The method of claim 61 wherein said inner sliced segment is semi-rectangular.

65. The method of claim 61 wherein said inner sliced segment is semi-triangular.

66. The method of claim 59 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

67. The method of claim 60 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

68. The method of claim 61 wherein said aperture provides a user access to said cigarette paper and wherein said user removes said cigarette paper for subsequent use.

69. The method of claim 66 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

70. The method of claim 67 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

71. The method of claim 68 further comprising: removing a perforated segment by tearing said perforated segment along a perforated line of said perforated segment.

72. The method of claim 69 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

73. The method of claim 70 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

74. The method of claim 71 further comprising: rolling said perforated segment and inserting said perforated segment into a proximal end of said cigarette paper for use as a mouthpiece filter.

75. The method of claim 72 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

76. The method of claim 73 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

77. The method of claim 74 further comprising: applying a water-based agent to an end of said cigarette paper, placing smokable contents on said cigarette paper, rolling said cigarette paper, and applying sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

78. A cigarette paper comprising cellulose and glycerol having a layer thickness of about 22 gsm to about 24 gsm, wherein said glycerol has about 5% w/w concentration to about 25% w/w concentration.

79. The cigarette paper of claim 78 wherein said cellulose is naturally-occurring.

80. The cigarette paper of claim 78 wherein said cellulose has about 9% w/w concentration.

81. The cigarette paper of claim 78 wherein said layer thickness is about 24 gsm.

82. The cigarette paper of claim 78 further comprising a mouthpiece filter, wherein said mouthpiece filter is inserted into a proximal end of said cigarette paper.

83. The cigarette paper of claim 82 wherein said mouthpiece filter is proximally-oriented in relation to a user's lips.

84. The cigarette paper of claim 78, wherein said paper is self-adhering when a water-based agent is applied to said paper.

85. The cigarette paper of claim 84, wherein smokable contents are placed on said cigarette paper, said cigarette paper is rolled, and a user applies sufficient pressure to seal said cigarette paper.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention generally relates to cigarette paper and cigarette paper dispensing package for users who roll their own cigarettes. This invention particularly relates to a cigarette paper dispensing package having an improved access to cigarette paper contained therein and also an improved cigarette paper in terms of usability and composition for users who roll their own cigarettes.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Cigarette papers are generally packaged in an envelope-type package (i.e., horizontally oriented). See, e.g., U.S. Pat. No. 7,159,717 to Aldridge et al., specifically FIGS. 1-12. They are horizontally oriented and one such disadvantage is that a user may have difficulty grasping a single cigarette paper and instead typically grasp too many cigarette papers when all that is needed is a single cigarette paper for the purpose of rolling one's own cigarette.

Further, cigarette papers typically tear easily. Adhesive for cigarette papers is often applied on one side of the cigarette paper along an edge. See, e.g., U.S. Pat. No. 6,164,443 to Mitchell et al., col. 1 lines 62-64 and col. 4 lines 3-5. The cigarette paper, adhesive, and the like oftentimes have chemicals which potentially may cause the user adverse effects such as the experience of a bad taste and other adverse physical reactions. See, e.g., U.S. Pat. No. 6,164,443 to Mitchell et al., col. 4 lines 52-57. Moreover, the adhesive sometimes weakens the cigarette paper when applied thereto, increasing the chances of an inadvertent tear in the cigarette paper when the user attempts to seal the paper containing the rolled contents with the adhesive. This is yet another limitation to adhesive application on cigarette paper as opposed to a self-adhering alternative.

In filtered cigarettes, the mouthpiece filter helps prevent tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulate air flow at the cigarette's base. However, these mouthpiece filters have not been traditionally included as an integral part of the cigarette paper package and the user must purchase or otherwise acquire mouthpiece filters to incorporate them into the rolled cigarettes. US Patent Application No. 2004/0200852 to Allison et al., however, discloses a cigarette rolling paper dispenser which is adapted to store tip blanks. One limitation, however, is that the user must “disassemble” the rear wall of the dispenser package to reveal the “stacked accordion” of tip blanks. Accordingly, the cigarette papers are exposed—not being secured at all by the package—and may easily spill out from the package. Moreover, because all of the cigarette papers are fully exposed when the rear wall of the package is “open,” the user cannot easily take a single cigarette paper out from the dispenser—rather, the same problem with taking too many cigarette filter papers (when only one is desired) is present, just like the above-referenced envelope-like cigarette paper dispenser package.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an advantage of the invention to provide a vertically-oriented cigarette paper dispensing package with a rear flap with one or a plurality of perforated segments which inserts into a horizontal slot, thereby storing it for later use, and a method for assemblage of the same. It is a further advantage of the invention to provide one or more of the perforated segments of the rear flap of the package which may be used as a mouthpiece filter for use in conjunction with the cigarette paper to help prevent tobacco—or other smokable content—from escaping the cigarette and to regulate the air flow at the cigarette base.

It is an advantage of the invention to facilitate access to the contents of the package (i.e., cigarette papers) by having a rear flap which is easily raised. It is a related advantage of the invention to facilitate the raising of the rear flap by bending or folding one of the perforated segments to further facilitate access to the contents. It is yet another related advantage of the invention to facilitate the raising of the rear flap by bending or folding the rear flap to further facilitate access to the contents. It is still another related advantage of the invention to facilitate the raising of the rear flap with the aid of outer bilateral fold or score lines and an inner sliced segment to further facilitate access to the contents.

It is an advantage of the invention to provide access to a cigarette paper contained within the package by way of an aperture located at the top of the rear wall which partially exposes the cigarette paper for easier access.

It is yet another advantage of the invention to provide cigarette papers for use in conjunction with the above-mentioned cigarette paper dispensing package. It is a related advantage to provide a cellulose-glycerol cigarette paper composition which provides benefits such as, but not limited to, a slower burn with less ash and smoke, a milder taste, and also a more natural cigarette paper alternative compared to traditional cigarette paper which may contain synthetic chemicals potentially deleterious to human health or with other adverse or unwanted side effects. It is yet another related advantage to provide the cellulose-glycerol cigarette paper which acquires the self-adhering physical property after a water-based agent is applied, the paper is rolled, and then sealed with sufficient pressure.

It is still another advantage to provide at least one or more perforated segments of the rear flap of the cigarette paper dispensing package which may be used as a cigarette mouthpiece filter when the perforated segment is rolled and placed within the cigarette paper prior to rolling such that said cigarette paper is rolled with smokable contents and said rolled mouthpiece filter. It is yet another advantage for the mouthpiece filter to help prevent tobacco—or other smokable content—from escaping the cigarette and to regulate the air flow at the cigarette base.

Additional objects, features, and advantages of the present invention will become apparent to one skilled in the art upon review of the following detailed description of embodiments, drawings, and claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in an unfolded form and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 2 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in an unfolded form as depicted in FIG. 1 with measurements and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 3 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in an unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIGS. 1 and 2.

FIG. 4 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 4.

FIG. 6 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 illustrates an embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 6.

FIG. 8 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 7.

FIG. 9 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 8.

FIG. 10 depicts an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted in FIGS. 1 through 5 in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 10a shows the rear flap inserted into the horizontal slot of a cigarette paper dispensing package and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 10(b) shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 10(c) shows the rear flap extended upward, filly revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 11 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 1 through 5 and 10—in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 11a shows the rear flap inserted into the horizontal slot of a cigarette paper dispensing package and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 11b shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 11c shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 12 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 1 through 5 and 10 through 11—in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 12a shows the rear flap inserted into the horizontal slot of a cigarette paper dispensing package and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 12b shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 12c shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 12d shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 13 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted in FIG. 7 in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 13a shows the rear flap inserted into the horizontal slot of a cigarette paper dispensing package and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 13b shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 13c shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 13d shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 14 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted in FIG. 8 in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 14a shows the rear flap inserted into the horizontal slot and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 14b shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 14c shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 14d shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 15 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted in FIG. 9 in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 15a shows the rear flap inserted into the horizontal slot of the cigarette paper dispensing package and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 15b shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 15c shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 15d shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 1 through 5 and 10 through 12—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16(a)(1) shows a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16(a)(2) shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16(a)(3) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16(a)(4) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper.

FIG. 16(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter.

FIG. 16(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 16(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter in fully rolled form.

FIG. 17 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIG. 6—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 16. rear flap

FIG. 17(a)(1) is an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(2) shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(3) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(4) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(5) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents, including a partially torn-off perforated segment, and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper.

FIG. 17(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter.

FIG. 17(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 17(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter in fully rolled form.

FIG. 18 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 7 and 13—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 17.

FIG. 18(a)(1) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(a)(2) shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(a)(3) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(a)(4) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(a)(5) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents, including a partially torn-off perforated segment, and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper.

FIG. 18(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter.

FIG. 18(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 18(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter in fully rolled form.

FIG. 19 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 8 and 14—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 18.

FIG. 19(a)(1) shows a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 19(a)(2) shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 19(a)(3) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 19(a)(4) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 19(a)(5) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents, including a partially torn-off perforated segment, and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 19(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper.

FIG. 19(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter.

FIG. 19(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 19(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter in fully rolled form.

FIG. 20 illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted and described in connection with FIGS. 9 and 15—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 19.

FIG. 20(a)(1) shows a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(2) shows the rear flap partially inserted into the horizontal slot with a perforated segment that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap to access the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(3) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(4) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(5) shows the rear flap extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents, including a partially torn-off perforated segment, and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper.

FIG. 20(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter.

FIG. 20(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 20(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter in fully rolled form.

FIG. 21 illustrates an embodiment of a rolled cigarette paper with a mouthpiece filter being inserted into the cavity of the rolled cigarette paper.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Cigarette papers for use in conjunction with the package are cellulose-glycerol cigarette papers which are self-adhering when a water-based agent is applied. The cigarette paper has a milder taste than other, more conventional cigarette papers and also provides a natural alternative to other synthetic cigarette papers. Advantages include a slower burn with less ash and smoke, a milder taste, and being able to use either side of the paper for sealing the cigarette since the cellulose-glycerol composition is self-adhering when wet with a water-based agent (including saliva)—in a preferred embodiment, the cellulose is naturally-occurring (i.e., not synthetically derived) combined with about 9% weight-by-weight concentration (hereinafter, “w/w”) glycerol or less to form preferably about a 24 gsm layer. Additionally, the cigarette paper is more tear-resistant than other forms of cigarette paper. The naturally-occurring cellulose forms the main ingredient of the cigarette paper. The glycerol helps provide for a slower burn rate than regular cigarette paper and also adds flexibility to the otherwise structurally rigid cellulose.

In an embodiment as shown in FIG. 1, a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall (1), a top edge (2), a rear wall (3) having at least one horizontal slot (4) therein for receiving a rear flap (17) and at least one aperture (5) to provide a user access to a cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 12(d)); a bottom edge (10) of said front wall (1), and two opposed sidewalls (13 and 14, respectively) of said front wall (1), and said rear wall (3) with two opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively); wherein said rear flap (17) comprises at least one perforated segment (18) located at the proximal end (i.e., the ‘free’ end whereby a user may tear off a perforated segment) of the rear wall (3) for use as a cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) in conjunction with the cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package on either side of the rear flap (17).

The cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) of FIG. 1 is proximally oriented at the base of the rolled cigarette paper (28) as shown in FIG. 21 (discussed further below). The proximally oriented mouthpiece filter (19) helps prevent tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulates the air flow at the cigarette base.

When the rear flap is raised (17) as shown in FIG. 1, this partially exposes the cigarette papers (28) (as depicted in FIG. 12(d)) contained within the dispensing package. For ease of use in terms of taking out just one cigarette paper, an aperture (5)—as shown in FIG. 1—is provided with sufficient space to provide the user with access to grasp a single cigarette paper and easily take the paper out of the package for use (as depicted in FIG. 12(d)). The paper may then be used to roll smoking article contents such as tobacco.

As depicted in FIG. 1, the rear flap (17) is easily removed from the horizontal slot (4). When present, at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) may be bent by a user (not shown) to facilitate the raising of the rear flap (17) which had been inserted into the horizontal slot (4) of the cigarette paper dispensing package. A user has the option of tearing off one or a plurality of perforated segments (18) for use as a mouthpiece filter (19) with the cigarette paper (28) (as shown in FIG. 21). However, even when at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) as shown in FIG. 1 are not present (e.g., the user has torn off all of the perforated segments for use as mouthpiece filters), the rear flap (17) is still of sufficient length so as to be capable of being received and held in place (not shown) by the horizontal slot (4).

FIG. 1 has been depicted in the form of an unfolded layout to facilitate the explanation of the foregoing components and respective functions; also note that FIG. 1 is drawn to scale. However, in terms of assemblage (not shown) of the cigarette paper dispensing package, top edge (2), bottom edges (9 and 10, respectively), bottom side flaps (20 and 21, respectively), sidewalls (12 and 13) of the rear wall (3), sidewalls (13 and 14) of the front wall (1), bottom tab (8) which extends from bottom edge (9), and the rear wall (3) with upper side flap (6) and lower side flap (7) are all folded so as to form a rectangular, three-dimensional shape whereby upper side flap (6) and lower side flap (7) of the rear wall (3) are adjoined with their respective tab inserts (16 and 15, respectively) of the front wall (1) such that the front wall (1) and the rear wall (3) now are opposite one another in the planar sense; further, bottom side flaps (20 and 21, respectively) are folded inward (i.e., towards the center of the package) such that the bottom insert (11) of bottom edge (10) receives bottom tab (8) which extends from the bottom edge (9) of the rear wall (3). Finally, rear flap (17) is received by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3).

The embodiment of FIG. 2 (which is identical—in terms of components and method of assemblage—to FIG. 1) provides exemplary measurements for the various components of the cigarette paper dispensing package and is drawn to scale. For instance, the front wall (1) and rear wall (3) each have a length of 4.5 inches. The width of the front wall (1) and rear wall (3) is 1.5 inches for each. Tab inserts (15) and (16) each are 0.5 inches in length. The upper side flap (6) and lower side flap (7) which are ultimately inserted into tabs (16) and (15), respectively, are also 0.5 inches in length at the narrowest points, respectively (not shown); however, each tab insert (16 and 15, respectively) are 6/8 inches in width respectively at their longest portions as shown in FIG. 2. The distance between the upper side flap (6) and lower side flap (7) is 3.5 inches.

Also as shown in FIG. 2, the bottom edge (10) of the rear wall (3) is 1.25 inches—the same as the corresponding bottom edge (10) of the front wall (1). Bottom side flaps (20) and (21) of the front wall (1) are 3/16 inch squares which interlock respectively with the complementary edges—each of which also protrude by 3/16 of an inch—of the bottom tab (8) which extends from the bottom edge (9) of the rear wall (3).

The horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) as shown in FIG. 2 is also 1.5 inches in width. The horizontal slot (4) is located 8/16 of an inch from the top of the rear wall (3). The aperture (5) is 12/16 of an inch and, as such, is designed to accommodate a typical user's thumb or finger (not shown) for accessing the contents of the package such that the user may grasp a single cigarette paper—instead of grasping many by accident or spilling them.

Like the rear wall (3) as depicted in FIG. 2, the rear flap (17) is also 4.5 inches in length. The end of the rear flap (17) is 10/16 of an inch in length. Each mouthpiece filter (19)—which is designated by the perforated segments (18)—is 11/32 of an inch in width, as also described by the text of FIG. 2.

As also shown in FIG. 2, a logo section (27) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided, having an allocated space of 1⅛ inches in length and 1.5 inches in width as a distal end (i.e., the end opposite the proximal end, referred to above; also, the distal end is connected with the top edge (2) which adjoins the front wall (1)) of the rear flap (17).

As depicted in the embodiment of FIG. 3 (an alternate embodiment of FIG. 1), a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall (1), a top edge (2), a rear wall (3) having at least one horizontal slot (4) therein for receiving a rear flap (17) and at least one aperture (5) to provide a user access to a cigarette paper (as shown in FIG. 12(d)), a bottom edge (10) of said front wall (1) with opposed sidewalls (13) and (14), and said rear wall (3) with opposed sidewalls (12) and (13), wherein said rear flap (17) comprises at least one perforated segment (18) located at the proximal end (i.e., as defined above) of the rear wall (3) for use as a cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) in conjunction with the cigarette paper (as shown in FIG. 21). Compared with the embodiment depicted in FIG. 1, FIG. 3 lacks the features of two bottom side flaps (i.e., elements 20 and 21 in FIG. 1) and also has a differently configured bottom tab (8) (compare with element 8 in FIG. 1). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package on either side of the rear flap (17).

The cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) of FIG. 3 is proximally oriented (as depicted in FIG. 21) at the base of the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). The proximally oriented mouthpiece filter (19) (as depicted in FIG. 21) helps prevent the smokable content such as, but not limited to, tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulates the air flow at the cigarette base.

When the rear flap (17) is raised as shown in FIG. 3, this partially exposes the cigarette papers (as depicted in FIG. 12(d)) contained within the dispensing package. For ease of use in terms of taking out just one cigarette paper, an aperture (5) is provided with sufficient space to provide a user with access to a single cigarette paper and easily take the paper out of the package for use (as shown in FIG. 12(d)). The cigarette paper may then be used to roll smoking article contents such as, but not limited to, tobacco. After the contents are placed on the paper, the paper is rolled and then sealed by applying a water-based agent (e.g., saliva, water, and the like) at an end of the paper with sufficient pressure to self-adhere the cigarette paper. In an embodiment, a rolled mouthpiece filter may be placed at a proximal end of the cigarette paper (i.e., so as to be contained within the rolled cigarette paper—as depicted in FIG. 21) with respect to a user's lips. The composition of the paper comprises cellulose and glycerol having a layer thickness of about 22 gsm to about 24 gsm, preferably about 24 gsm. In a preferred embodiment, the cellulose is naturally-occurring and the glycerol has about a 9% w/w concentration. In another embodiment, the glycerol has about a 5% w/w concentration to about a 25% w/w concentration

As depicted in FIG. 3, the rear flap (17) may be easily removed from the horizontal slot (4). When present, at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) may bend (not shown) to facilitate the raising of the rear flap (17) from the horizontal slot (4) of the cigarette paper dispensing package. A user has the option of tearing off one or a plurality of perforated segments (18) for use as a mouthpiece filter (19) with the rolled cigarette paper (as depicted in FIG. 21). However, even when the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) as shown in FIG. 3 are not present (e.g., the user has torn off all of the perforated segments for use as mouthpiece filters), the rear flap (17) is still of sufficient length so as to be capable of being received and held in place (not shown) by the horizontal slot (4). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 3 has been depicted in the form of an unfolded layout to facilitate the explanation of the foregoing components and respective functions; also note that FIG. 3 is drawn to scale. However, in terms of assemblage (not shown) of the cigarette paper dispensing package, top edge (2), bottom edges (9 and 10, respectively), opposing sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively), bottom tab (8), and the rear wall (3) upper side flap (6) and the rear wall (3) lower side flap (7) are all folded so as to form a rectangular, three-dimensional shape whereby upper side flap (6) and lower side flap (7) of the rear wall (3) are adjoined with their respective tab inserts (12 and 14, respectively) of the front wall (1) such that the front wall (1) and the rear wall (3) now are opposite one another in the planar sense; further, bottom side flaps (20 and 21, respectively) are folded inward (i.e., towards the center of the package) such that the bottom insert (11) of bottom edge (7) receives bottom tab (8) of the rear wall (3) which extends from the bottom edge (9). Finally, rear flap (17) is received by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3).

FIG. 4 illustrates an exemplary preferred embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 3 and lacks tab inserts (15 and 16), sidewall (14), and upper and lower side flaps (6 and 7, respectively); further, instead of the upper and lower side flaps (6 and 7, respectively), it has a glue tab (22).

As depicted in FIG. 4, a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall (1), a top edge (2), a rear wall (3) having at least one horizontal slot (4) therein for receiving a rear flap (17) and at least one aperture (5) to provide a user with access to a cigarette paper (as depicted in FIG. 12(d)); a bottom edge (10) of said front wall (1), and two opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively), wherein said rear flap (17) comprises at least one perforated segment (18) located at the proximal end (i.e., as defined above) of the rear wall (3) for use as a cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) in conjunction with the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

The cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) of FIG. 4 is proximally oriented (as depicted in FIG. 21) at the base of the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). The proximally oriented mouthpiece filter (19) (as depicted in FIG. 21) helps prevent smokable contents such as, but not limited to, tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulates the air flow at the cigarette base.

When the rear flap (17) is raised as shown in FIG. 4, this partially exposes the cigarette papers (as depicted in FIGS. 15 through 18) contained within the dispensing package. For ease of use in terms of taking out just one cigarette paper, an aperture (5) is provided with sufficient space to provide the user to access a single cigarette paper and easily take the paper out of the package for use (as depicted in FIGS. 15 through 18). The cigarette paper may then be used to roll smoking article contents such as, but not limited to, tobacco. After the contents are placed on the paper, the paper is rolled and then sealed by applying a water-based agent (e.g., saliva, water, and the like) at an end of the paper with sufficient pressure to self-adhere the cigarette paper. In an embodiment, a rolled mouthpiece filter may be placed at a proximal end of the cigarette paper (i.e., so as to be contained within the rolled cigarette paper—as depicted in FIG. 21) with respect to a user's lips. The composition of the paper comprises cellulose and glycerol having a layer thickness of about 22 gsm to about 24 gsm, preferably about 24 gsm. In a preferred embodiment, the cellulose is naturally-occurring and the glycerol has about a 9% w/w concentration. In another embodiment, the glycerol has about a 5% w/w to about a 25% w/w concentration.

As depicted in FIG. 4, the rear flap (17) is easily removed from the horizontal slot (4). When present, at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) may bend (not shown) to facilitate the raising of the rear flap (17) from the horizontal slot (4) of the cigarette paper dispensing package. A user has the option of tearing off one or a plurality of perforated segments (18) for use as a mouthpiece filter (19) with the cigarette (as depicted in FIG. 21). However, even when the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) as shown in FIG. 4 are not present (e.g., the user has torn off all of the perforated segments for use as mouthpiece filters), the rear flap (17) is still of sufficient length so as to be capable of being received and held in place (not shown) by the horizontal slot (4). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 4 has been depicted in the form of a partially unfolded layout to facilitate the explanation of the foregoing components and respective functions; also note that FIG. 4 is drawn to scale. However, in terms of assemblage (not shown) of the cigarette paper dispensing package, top edge (2), bottom edges (9 and 10, respectively), opposing sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3), and bottom tab (8) which extends from bottom edge (9) ultimately form a rectangular, three-dimensional shape whereby the glue tab (22) sidewall may be affixed to the underside of the front wall (1) with a suitable adhesive.

(Note that the glue tab (22) of FIG. 4—including once it is affixed to the underside of the front wall (1)—functionally takes the place of the upper side flap (6) and lower side flap (7) which are inserted into tab inserts (15) and (16) as described previously in connection with FIGS. 1-3.)

The glue tab (22) of FIG. 4 is folded so it is perpendicular with regard to the rest of the as-shown planar package and appears at this angle to clarify that the glue tab (22) ultimately mates with the underside of the front wall (1). Further, the bottom insert (11) of bottom edge (10) receives bottom tab (8) which extends from the bottom edge (9) of the rear wall (3), components of which are shown in FIG. 4. Finally, rear flap (17) is received by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3), components of which are shown in FIG. 4.

FIG. 5 illustrates an exemplary preferred embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 4 and lacks bottom edge (7), bottom tab (8), bottom insert (11), and opposed sidewall (14) of the front wall (1); additionally, as FIG. 5 depicts, the rear wall (3) has bilateral glue tabs (22) and (23) and the configuration is such that the front wall (1) and rear wall (3) are end-to-end instead of side-to-side (as illustrated in FIG. 4).

With regard to the preferred embodiment as depicted in FIG. 5, a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall (1), a top edge (2), a rear wall (3) having at least one horizontal slot (4) therein for receiving a rear flap (17) and at least one aperture (5) to provide a user access to a cigarette paper (as depicted in FIG. 12(d)); and two opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3) and the rear flap (17) comprises at least one perforated segment (18) located at the proximal end (i.e., as defined above) of the rear wall (3) for use as a cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) in conjunction with the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21; discussed further below).

The cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) of FIG. 5 is proximally oriented (as shown in FIG. 21) at the base of the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as shown in FIG. 21). The proximally oriented mouthpiece filter (19) (as depicted in FIG. 21) helps prevent smokable content such as, but not limited to, tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulates the air flow at the cigarette base. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to either side of the rear flap (17).

When the rear flap (17) is raised as shown in FIG. 5, this partially exposes the cigarette papers (as shown in FIG. 12(d)) contained within the dispensing package. For ease of use in terms of taking out just one cigarette paper, an aperture (5) is provided with sufficient space to provide a user with access to a single cigarette paper and easily take the paper out of the package for use (not shown). The paper may then be used to roll smoking article contents such as, but not limited to, tobacco. After the contents are placed on the paper, the paper is rolled and then sealed by applying a water-based agent (e.g., saliva, water, and the like) at an end of the paper with sufficient pressure to self-adhere the cigarette paper. In an embodiment, a rolled mouthpiece filter may be placed at a proximal end of the cigarette paper (i.e., so as to be contained within the rolled cigarette paper—as depicted in FIG. 21) with respect to a user's lips. Preferably, the composition of the paper comprises cellulose and glycerol having a layer thickness of about 22 gsm to about 24 gsm, preferably 24 gsm. In a preferred embodiment, the cellulose is naturally-occurring and the glycerol has about a 9% w/w concentration. In another embodiment, the glycerol has about a 5% w/w to about a 25% w/w concentration.

As depicted in FIG. 5, the rear flap (17) is easily removed from the horizontal slot (4). When present, at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) may bend (not shown) to facilitate the raising of the rear flap (17) from the horizontal slot (4) of the cigarette paper dispensing package. A user has the option of tearing off one or a plurality of perforated segments (18) for use as a mouthpiece filter (19) with the cigarette (as depicted in FIG. 21). However, even when the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) as shown in FIG. 5 are not present (e.g., the user has torn off all of the perforated segments for use as mouthpiece filters), the rear flap (17) is still of sufficient length so as to be capable of being received and held in place (not shown) by the horizontal slot (4).

FIG. 5 has been depicted in the form of a partially unfolded layout to facilitate the explanation of the foregoing components and respective functions; also note that FIG. 5 is drawn to scale. However, in terms of assemblage (not shown) of the cigarette paper dispensing package, top edge (2), bottom edge (9), opposing sidewalls (13 and 14, respectively) of the rear wall (3), ultimately form a rectangular, three-dimensional shape whereby the glue tabs (22 and 23)—adjoined to opposed sidewalls (13 and 14) which is in turn connected to the rear wall (3) such that a suitable adhesive is applied to the glue tabs (22 and 23), both glue tabs (22 and 23) are folded, and the glue tab (22 and 23) on the exterior (i.e., not folded inside the other glue tab) may be joined with the underside of the front wall (1). Finally, rear flap (17) is received by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3).

FIG. 6 illustrates an exemplary preferred embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 5; additionally, it has outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26).

As depicted in FIG. 6, a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall (1), a top edge (2), a rear wall (3) having at least one horizontal slot (4) therein for receiving a rear flap (17) facilitated by outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and inner sliced segment (26) of the rear flap (17) and at least one aperture (5) to provide a user access to a cigarette paper (not shown); and two opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3) and the rear flap (17) comprises at least one perforated segment (18) located at the proximal end (i.e., as defined above) of the rear wall (3) for use as a cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) in conjunction with the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on either side of the rear flap (17).

The cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) of FIG. 6 is proximally oriented (as depicted in FIG. 21) at the base of the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as also depicted in FIG. 21). The proximally oriented mouthpiece filter (19) (as depicted in FIG. 21) helps prevent smokable content such as, but not limited to, tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulates the air flow at the cigarette base.

When the rear flap (18) is raised as shown in FIG. 6, this partially exposes the cigarette papers (not shown) contained within the dispensing package. For ease of use in terms of taking out just one cigarette paper, an aperture (5) is provided with sufficient space to provide a user with access to a single cigarette paper and easily take the paper out of the package for use (not shown). The paper may then be used to roll smoking article contents such as, but not limited to, tobacco. After the contents are placed on the paper, the paper is rolled and then sealed by applying a water-based agent (e.g., saliva, water, and the like) at an end of the paper with sufficient pressure to self-adhere the cigarette paper. In an embodiment, a rolled mouthpiece filter may be placed at a proximal end of the cigarette paper (i.e., so as to be contained within the rolled cigarette paper—as depicted in FIG. 21) with respect to a user's lips. The composition of the paper comprises cellulose, glycerol, and water having a layer thickness of about 22 gsm to about 24 gsm, preferably about 24 gsm. In a preferred embodiment, the cellulose is naturally-occurring and the glycerol has about a 9% w/w concentration. In another embodiment, the glycerol has about a 5% w/w to about a 25% w/w concentration.

As depicted in FIG. 6, the rear flap (17) is easily removed from the horizontal slot (4). When present, at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) may bend (not shown) to facilitate the raising of the rear flap (17) from the horizontal slot (4) of the cigarette paper dispensing package. A user has the option of tearing off one or a plurality of perforated segments (18) for use as a mouthpiece filter (19) with the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). However, even when the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) as shown in FIG. 6 are not present (e.g., the user has torn off all of the perforated segments for use as mouthpiece filters), the rear flap (17) is still of sufficient length so as to be capable of being received and held in place (not shown) by the horizontal slot (4).

FIG. 6 has been depicted in the form of a partially unfolded layout to facilitate the explanation of the foregoing components and respective functions; also note that FIG. 6 is drawn to scale. However, in terms of assemblage (not shown) of the cigarette paper dispensing package, top edge (2), bottom edge (9), opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3), ultimately form a rectangular, three-dimensional shape whereby the glue tabs (22 and 23) may be affixed to the underside of the already-affixed glue tab (22 or 23). (The glue tabs (22 and 23) are folded so that they are perpendicular with regard to the rest of the as-shown planar package and appears at this angle to clarify that the glue tabs (22 and 23) ultimately mate—directly or indirectly—with the underside of the front wall (1).) Finally, rear flap (17) is received by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3)—the receipt of the rear flap (17) by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) is facilitated by outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) which aids in the flexion of the rear flap (17) into the horizontal slot (4). The inner sliced segment (26) has a jagged configuration.

FIG. 7 is an exemplary preferred embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 6; additionally, it has outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26).

As depicted in FIG. 7, a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall (1), a top edge (2), a rear wall (3) having at least one horizontal slot (4) therein for receiving a rear flap (17) facilitated by outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and inner sliced segment (26) of the rear flap (17) and at least one aperture (5) to provide a user access to a cigarette paper (not shown); and two opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3) and the rear flap (17) comprises at least one perforated segment (18) located at the proximal end (i.e., as defined above) of the rear wall (3) for use as a cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) in conjunction with the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on either side of the rear flap (17).

The cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) of FIG. 7 is proximally oriented (as depicted in FIG. 21) at the base of the rolled cigarette (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). The proximally oriented mouthpiece filter (19) (as depicted in FIG. 21) helps prevent smokable content such as, but not limited to, tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulates the air flow at the cigarette base.

When the rear flap (18) is raised as shown in FIG. 7, this partially exposes the cigarette papers (not shown) contained within the dispensing package. For ease of use in terms of taking out just one cigarette paper, an aperture (5) is provided with sufficient space to provide access to a single sheet of cigarette paper and easily take the paper out of the package for use (not shown). The cigarette paper may then be used to roll smoking article contents such as, but not limited to, tobacco. After the contents are placed on the paper, the paper is rolled and then sealed by applying a water-based agent (e.g., saliva, water, and the like) at an end of the paper with sufficient pressure to self-adhere the cigarette paper. In an embodiment, a rolled mouthpiece filter may be placed at a proximal end of the rolled cigarette paper (28) (i.e., so as to be contained within the rolled cigarette paper—as depicted in FIG. 21) with respect to a user's lips. The composition of the paper comprises cellulose and glycerol having a layer thickness of about 22 gsm to about 24 gsm, preferably about 24 gsm. In a preferred embodiment, the cellulose is naturally-occurring and the glycerol has about a 9% w/w concentration. In another embodiment, the glycerol has about a 5% w/w to about a 25% w/w concentration.

As depicted in FIG. 7, the rear flap (17) is easily removed from the horizontal slot (4). When present, at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) may bend (not shown) to facilitate the raising of the rear flap (17) from the horizontal slot (4) of the cigarette paper dispensing package. A user has the option of tearing off one or a plurality of perforated segments (18) for use as a mouthpiece filter (19) with the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). However, even when the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) as shown in FIG. 7 are not present (e.g., the user has torn off all of the perforated segments for use as mouthpiece filters), the rear flap (17) is still of sufficient length so as to be capable of being received and held in place (not shown) by the horizontal slot (4). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 7 has been depicted in the form of a partially unfolded layout to facilitate the explanation of the foregoing components and respective functions; also note that FIG. 7 is drawn to scale. However, in terms of assemblage (not shown) of the cigarette paper dispensing package, top edge (2), bottom edge (9), opposing sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3), ultimately form a rectangular, three-dimensional shape whereby the glue tabs (22 and 23)—adjoined to opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) which is in turn connected to the rear wall (3) such that either of the glue tabs (22 or 23) may be affixed to the underside of the front wall (1) with a suitable adhesive and the remaining glue tab (22 or 23) may be affixed to the underside of the already-affixed glue tab (22 or 23). (The glue tabs (22 and 23) are folded so that they are perpendicular with regard to the rest of the as-shown planar package and appears at this angle to clarify that the glue tabs (22 and 23) ultimately mate—directly or indirectly—with the underside of the front wall (1).) Finally, rear flap (17) is received by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) horizontal slot (4) the receipt of the rear flap (17) by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) is facilitated by outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) which aids in the flexion of the rear flap (17) into the horizontal slot (4). The inner sliced segment (26) has an arcuate shape.

FIG. 8 is an exemplary preferred embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 7; similar to FIG. 7, it has outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26)—albeit inner sliced segment (26) is portrayed in a different configuration. In particular, the inner sliced segment (26) has a semi-rectangular shape.

As depicted in FIG. 8, a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall (1), a top edge (2), a rear wall (3) having at least one horizontal slot (4) therein for receiving a rear flap (17) facilitated by outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and inner sliced segment (26) of the rear flap (17) and at least one aperture (5) to provide a user access to a cigarette paper (not shown); and two opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3) and the rear flap (17) comprises at least one perforated segment (18) located at the proximal end (i.e., as defined above) of the rear wall (3) for use as a cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) in conjunction with the cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on either side of the logo section (27) vis-á-vis the rear flap (17).

The cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) of FIG. 8 is proximally oriented (as depicted in FIG. 21) at the base of the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). The proximally oriented mouthpiece filter (19) (as depicted in FIG. 21) helps prevent smokable content such as, but not limited to, tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulates the air flow at the cigarette base.

When the rear flap (17) is raised as shown in FIG. 8, this partially exposes the cigarette papers (not shown) contained within the dispensing package. For ease of use in terms of taking out just one cigarette paper, an aperture (5) to provide access to a single sheet of cigarette paper and easily take the paper out of the package for use (not shown). The paper may then be used to roll smoking article contents such as, but not limited to, tobacco. After the contents are placed on the paper, the paper is rolled and then sealed by applying a water-based agent (e.g., saliva, water, and the like) at an end of the paper with sufficient pressure to self-adhere the cigarette paper. In an embodiment, a rolled mouthpiece filter (19) may be placed at a proximal end of the cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21) with respect to a user's lips. The composition of the paper comprises cellulose and glycerol having a layer thickness of about 22 gsm to about 24 gsm, preferably about 24 gsm. In a preferred embodiment, the cellulose is naturally occurring and the glycerol has about a 9% w/w concentration. In another embodiment, the glycerol has about a 5% w/w to about a 25% w/w concentration.

As depicted in FIG. 8, the rear flap (17) is easily removed from the horizontal slot (4). When present, at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) may bend (not shown) to facilitate the raising of the rear flap (17) from the horizontal slot (4) of the cigarette paper dispensing package. A user has the option of tearing off one or a plurality of perforated segments (18) for use as a mouthpiece filter (19) with the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). However, even when the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) as shown in FIG. 8 are not present (e.g., the user has torn off all of the perforated segments for use as mouthpiece filters), the rear flap (17) is still of sufficient length so as to be capable of being received and held in place (not shown) by the horizontal slot (4).

FIG. 8 has been depicted in the form of a partially unfolded layout to facilitate the explanation of the foregoing components and respective functions; also note that FIG. 8 is drawn to scale. However, in terms of assemblage (not shown) of the cigarette paper dispensing package, top edge (2), bottom edge (9), opposing sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3), ultimately form a rectangular, three-dimensional shape whereby the glue tabs (22 and 23) may be affixed to the underside of the front wall (1) with a suitable adhesive and the remaining glue tab (22 or 23) may be affixed to the underside of the already-affixed glue tab (22 or 23). (The glue tabs (22 and 23) are folded so that they are perpendicular with regard to the rest of the as-shown planar package and appears at this angle to clarify that the glue tabs (22 and 23) ultimately mate—directly or indirectly—with the underside of the front wall (1).) Finally, rear flap (17) is received by slot (4) of the rear wall (3) ultimately being inserted into the horizontal slot (4)—the receipt of the rear flap (17) by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) is facilitated by outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) which aids in the flexion of the rear flap (17) into the horizontal slot (4). The inner sliced segment (26) has a semi-rectangular shape.

FIG. 9 is an exemplary preferred embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a partially unfolded form and is drawn to scale—this is an alternate embodiment of FIG. 8; similar to FIG. 8, it has outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26)—albeit inner sliced segment (26) is portrayed in a different configuration.

As depicted in FIG. 9, a vertically oriented cigarette paper dispensing package comprising: a front wall (1), a top edge (2), a rear wall (3) having at least one horizontal slot (4) therein for receiving a rear flap (17) facilitated by outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and inner sliced segment (26) of the rear flap (17) and at least one aperture (5) to provide a user access to a cigarette paper (as shown in FIGS. 15 through 18); and two opposed sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3) and the rear flap (17) comprises at least one perforated segment (18) located at the proximal end (i.e., as defined above) of the rear wall (3) for use as a cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) in conjunction with the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as shown in FIG. 21; discussed further below). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted otherwise affixed to either side of the logo section (27) vis-á-vis rear flap (17).

The cigarette mouthpiece filter (19) of FIG. 9 is proximally oriented (as depicted in FIG. 21) at the base of the rolled cigarette paper (28) (as shown in FIG. 21). The proximally oriented mouthpiece filter (19) (as depicted in FIG. 21) helps prevent smokable content such as, but not limited to, tobacco from escaping the cigarette and regulates the air flow at the cigarette base.

When the rear flap (18) is raised as shown in FIG. 9, this partially exposes the cigarette papers (not shown) contained within the dispensing package. For ease of use in terms of taking out just one cigarette paper, an aperture (5) is provided for access to a single cigarette paper and easily take the paper out of the package for use (not shown). The paper may then be used to roll smoking article contents such as, but not limited to, tobacco. After the contents are placed on the paper, the paper is rolled and then sealed by applying a water-based agent (e.g., saliva, water, and the like) at an end of the paper with sufficient pressure to self-adhere the cigarette paper. In an embodiment, a rolled mouthpiece filter may be placed at a proximal end of the cigarette paper (i.e., so as to be contained within the rolled cigarette paper—as depicted in FIG. 21) with respect to a user's lips. Preferably, the composition of the paper comprises cellulose, glycerol, and water having a layer thickness of about 24 gsm or more. In a preferred embodiment, the cellulose is naturally-occurring and the glycerol has about a 9% w/w concentration.

As depicted in FIG. 9, the rear flap (17) is easily removed from the horizontal slot (4). When present, at least one or a plurality of the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) may bend (not shown) to facilitate the raising of the rear flap (17) from the horizontal slot (4) of the cigarette paper dispensing package. A user has the option of tearing off one or a plurality of perforated segments (18) for use as a mouthpiece filter (19) with the rolled cigarette paper (as depicted in FIG. 21). However, even when the perforated segments (18) of the rear flap (17) as shown in FIG. 9 are not present (e.g., the user has torn off all of the perforated segments for use as mouthpiece filters), the rear flap (17) is still of sufficient length so as to be capable of being received and held in place (not shown) by the horizontal slot (4).

FIG. 9 has been depicted in the form of a partially unfolded layout to facilitate the explanation of the foregoing components and respective functions; also note that FIG. 9 is drawn to scale. However, in terms of assemblage (not shown) of the cigarette paper dispensing package, top edge (2), bottom edge (9), opposing sidewalls (12 and 13, respectively) of the rear wall (3), ultimately form a rectangular, three-dimensional shape whereby the glue tabs (22 and 23)—adjoined to opposed sidewalls (12 and 13) which is in turn connected to the rear wall (3) such that either of the glue tabs (22 or 23) may be affixed to the underside of the front wall (1) with a suitable adhesive and the remaining glue tab (22 or 23) may be affixed to the underside of the already-affixed glue tab (22 or 23). (The glue tabs (22 and 23) are folded so that they are perpendicular with regard to the rest of the as-shown planar package and appears at this angle to clarify that the glue tabs (22 and 23) ultimately mate—directly or indirectly—with the underside of the front wall (1).) Finally, rear flap (17) is received by slot (4) of the rear wall (3) ultimately being inserted into the horizontal slot (4)—the receipt of the rear flap (17) by the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) is facilitated by outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) which aids in the flexion of the rear flap (17) into the horizontal slot (4). The inner sliced segment (26) has a semi-triangular shape. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on either side of the logo section (27) vis-á-vis the rear flap (17).

Generally, FIG. 10 provides an exemplary embodiment of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted and described in FIGS. 1 through 5 in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

Generally, FIG. 10a shows an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted in FIGS. 1 through 5 in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale. FIG. 10(a)(1) shows the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 10a which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to either side of the logo section (27) vis-á-vis the rear flap (17).

FIG. 10(b) shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted into the horizontal slot (4); in an embodiment (not shown), a perforated segment (18) has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap (17) to access the package contents. Note that each perforated segment (18) may be ultimately torn off by the user to serve as a mouthpiece filter (19) for a rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). FIG. 10(a)(2) is drawn to scale.

In FIG. 10(c), the rear flap (18) is depicted as being extended upward—hence, no longer inserted into the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 10(a) and 10(b), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (13) that may be torn off from the rear flap (18) of the rear wall (3). FIG. 10(c) is drawn to scale. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to either side of the logo section (27) vis-á-vis the rear flap (17).

Generally, FIG. 11 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 1 through 5 and 10—in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 11 a is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 11a which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to either side of the logo section (27) vis-á-vis the rear flap (17).

FIG. 11b provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 11b shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted into the horizontal slot (4) through the horizontal slot (4) with a perforated segment (18) that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap (17) to access the package contents. Note that each perforated segment (18) may be ultimately torn off by the user to serve as a mouthpiece filter (19) for a rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). FIG. 11b is drawn to scale. In a less preferred embodiment, the user may bend or fold the rear flap (17) to gain access to the package contents (e.g., cigarette paper).

FIG. 11c provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 11c, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, the rear flap (17) is no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 11a and 11b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). FIG. 11c is drawn to scale. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to either side of the logo section (27) vis-á-vis the rear flap (17).

Generally, FIG. 12 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 1 through 5 and 10 through 11—in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 12a is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 12a which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 12b provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 12b shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted into the horizontal slot (4) through the horizontal slot (4) with a perforated segment (18) that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap (17) to access the package contents. Note that each perforated segment (18) may be ultimately torn off by the user to serve as a mouthpiece filter (19) for a rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21).

FIG. 12b is drawn to scale.

FIG. 12c provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 12c, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, the rear flap (17) is no longer inserted into the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 12a and 12b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use—a bold upward arrow indicates that the direction of movement with respect to pulling the cigarette paper out is in the general upwards direction. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). FIG. 12c is drawn to scale. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 12d provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 12d, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 12a and 12b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use—a bold upward arrow indicates that the direction of movement with respect to pulling the cigarette paper out is in the general upwards direction; further, FIG. 12d shows a bold arrow indicating the generally upwards direction with which a user may easily remove a single sheet of cigarette paper from the package. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). FIG. 12d is drawn to scale.

Generally, FIG. 13 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted in FIG. 7 in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner segment (26) is arcuate in shape.

FIG. 13a is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 13a which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner segment (26) is arcuate in shape. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 13b provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 13b shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted into the horizontal slot (4) through the horizontal slot (4) with a perforated segment (18) that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap (17) to access the package contents, thereby folding the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and partially exposing the inner sliced segment (26). Note that each perforated segment (18) may be ultimately torn off by the user to serve as a mouthpiece filter (19) for a rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 13b is drawn to scale.

FIG. 13c provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 13c, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 13a and 13b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use—a bold upward arrow indicates that the direction of movement with respect to pulling the cigarette paper out is in the general upwards direction. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). FIG. 13c is drawn to scale. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner segment (26) is arcuate in shape.

FIG. 13d provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 13d, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 13a and 13b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use—a bold upward arrow indicates that the direction of movement with respect to pulling the cigarette paper out is in the general upwards direction; further, FIG. 13d shows a bold arrow which indicates the general upwards direction whereby a user may grasp a single sheet of paper from the package. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may imprinted be or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 13d is drawn to scale.

Generally, FIG. 14 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted in FIG. 8 in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner segment (26) is semi-rectangular in shape.

FIG. 14a is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 14a which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner segment (26) is semi-rectangular in shape. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 14b provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 14b shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted through the horizontal slot (4) with a perforated segment (18) that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap (17) to access the package contents thereby folding the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and partially exposing the inner sliced segment (26). Note that each perforated segment (18) may be ultimately torn off by the user to serve as a mouthpiece filter (19) for a rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided—the imprinted or affixed logo on the logo section (27) may be on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 14c provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 14c, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 14a and 14b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use—a bold upward arrow indicates that the direction of movement with respect to pulling the cigarette paper out is in the general upwards direction. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). FIG. 14c is drawn to scale. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner segment (26) is semi-rectangular in shape.

FIG. 14d provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 14d, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 14a and 14b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use—a bold upward arrow indicates that the direction of movement with respect to pulling the cigarette paper out is in the general upwards direction; further, FIG. 14d shows a bold arrow indicating the general upwards direction whereby a user may grasp a single sheet of paper and remove the single sheet of paper from the package. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the logo section (27) to either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 14d is drawn to scale.

Generally, FIG. 15 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package as previously depicted in FIG. 8 in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner segment (26) is semi-triangular in shape.

FIG. 15a is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 15a which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner sliced segment (26) is semi-triangular in shape. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the logo section (27) to either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 15b provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 14b shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted through the horizontal slot (4) with a perforated segment (18) that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap (17) to access the package contents thereby folding the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and partially exposing the inner sliced segment (26). Note that each perforated segment (18) may be ultimately torn off by the user to serve as a mouthpiece filter (19) for a rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided—the logo may be placed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 15b is drawn to scale.

FIG. 15c provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 14c, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 15a and 15b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use—a bold upward arrow indicates that the direction of movement with respect to pulling the cigarette paper out is in the general upwards direction. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). FIG. 15c is drawn to scale. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner segment (26) is semi-triangular in shape.

FIG. 15d provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear side elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 15d, the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 15a and 15b, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use—a bold upward arrow indicates that the direction of movement with respect to pulling the cigarette paper out is in the general upwards direction; further, FIG. 15d shows a bold upwards arrow which depicts the general direction by which a user may easily grasp a single sheet of cigarette paper from the package. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided—the logo may be placed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 15d is drawn to scale.

Generally, FIG. 16 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 1 through 5 and 10 through 12—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16(a)(1) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 16(a)(1) which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on the logo section (27) to either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 16(a)(2) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 16(a)(2) shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted through the horizontal slot (4) with a perforated segment (18) that has been bent by a user to aid in raising the rear flap (17) to access the package contents—in particular, the bent perforated segment (18) is shown. Note that each perforated segment (18) may be ultimately torn off by the user to serve as a mouthpiece filter (19) for a rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21). FIG. 16(a)(2) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16(a)(3) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 16(a)(3), the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 16(a)(1) and 16(a)(2), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided—the logo may be placed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 16(a)(3) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 16(a)(4) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 16(a)(4), the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 16(a)(1) and 16(a)(2), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3)—a partially torn off perforated segment (18) is shown. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided—the logo may be placed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 16(a)(4) is drawn to scale.

Generally, FIG. 16(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter (19) is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21).

FIG. 16(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter (19).

FIG. 16(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 16(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) in fully rolled form.

Generally, FIG. 17 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIG. 6—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(1) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 17(a)(1) which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 17(a)(2) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 17(a)(2) shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted through the horizontal slot (4); further, the rear flap (17) has been bent at the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) (which is along the same horizontal axis as the inner sliced segment (26)) thereby folding the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and partially exposing the inner sliced segment (26). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided—the logo may be placed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 17(a)(2) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(3) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap extended upward with a perforated segment (18) that a user has bent, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(4) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 16(a)(4), the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(2), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3)—a partially torn off perforated segment (18) is shown. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 17(a)(4) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(4) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 17(a)(4), the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(2), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3). Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner sliced segment (26) is jagged in configuration. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on the logo section (27) to either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 17(a)(4) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 17(a)(5) shows the rear flap (3) extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents, including a partially torn-off perforated segment (18), and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on the logo section (27) to either side of the rear flap (17).

Generally, FIG. 17(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter (19) is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21).

FIG. 17(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter (19).

FIG. 17(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 17(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) in fully rolled form.

Generally, FIG. 18 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted in FIGS. 7 and 13—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(a)(1) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 18(a)(1) which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 18(a)(2) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 18(a)(2) shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted through the horizontal slot (4); further, the rear flap (17) has been bent at the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) (which is along the same horizontal axis as the inner sliced segment (26)) thereby folding the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and partially exposing the inner sliced segment (26). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed to the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 18(a)(2) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(a)(3) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap extended upward with a perforated segment (18) that a user has bent, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(a)(4) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 18(a)(4), the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 18(a)(1) and 18(a)(2), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3)—a partially torn off perforated segment (18) is shown. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner sliced segment (26) is semi-arcuate in shape. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 18(a)(4) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 18(a)(5) shows the rear flap (3) extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents, including a partially torn-off perforated segment (18), and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale. The inner sliced segment (26) is arcuate in shape. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

Generally, FIG. 18(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter (19) is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21).

FIG. 18(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter (19).

FIG. 18(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 18(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) in fully rolled form.

FIG. 19(a)(1) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted and described in FIGS. 8 and 14—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 19(a)(1) which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

FIG. 19(a)(2) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 19(a)(2) shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted through the horizontal slot (4); further, the rear flap (17) has been bent at the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) (which is along the same horizontal axis as the inner sliced segment (26)) thereby folding the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and partially exposing the inner sliced segment (26). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 19(a)(2) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 19(a)(3) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap extended upward with a perforated segment (18) that a user has bent, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 19(a)(4) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 19(a)(4), the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 19(a)(1) and 19(a)(2), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3)—a partially torn off perforated segment (18) is shown. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. The inner sliced segment (26) is semi-rectangular in shape. FIG. 19(a)(4) is drawn to scale. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17). In a related embodiment, a logo section (27) on the rear flap (17) for an imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package is provided. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be or otherwise affixed logo on the cigarette paper dispensing package on either side of the rear flap (17). FIG. 19(a)(4) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 19(a)(5) shows the rear flap (3) extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents, including a partially torn-off perforated segment (18), and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale. In yet another related embodiment, the logo may be imprinted or otherwise affixed logo on the logo section (27) on either side of the rear flap (17).

Generally, FIG. 19(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter (19) is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21).

FIG. 19(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter (19).

FIG. 19(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 19(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) in fully rolled form.

Generally, FIG. 20 provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package—as previously depicted and described in FIGS. 9 and 15—in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(1) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap (17) inserted into the horizontal slot (4) and is drawn to scale. Specifically, the rear flap (17) is inserted into the horizontal slot (4). The perspective from the rear wall (3) is shown with a slightly elevated view in light of the visible bottom edge (10) and also slightly tilted to the side to reveal the opposed sidewall (12). The perforated segments (18) of FIG. 20(a)(1) which comprise the mouthpiece filter (19) are not shown since the perforated segments (18) are “hidden” in that they are tucked into the horizontal slot (4) of the rear wall (3) or, alternatively, they have been consumed (e.g., the user has torn off all of the mouthpiece filters for his or her own use). Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view.

FIG. 20(a)(2) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, FIG. 20(a)(2) shows the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3) partially inserted through the horizontal slot (4); further, the rear flap (17) has been bent at the outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) (which is along the same horizontal axis as the inner sliced segment (26)). FIG. 20(a)(2) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(3) is an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint, in particular showing the rear flap extended upward with a perforated segment (18) that a user has bent, fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(4) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 20(a)(4), the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 20(a)(1) and 20(a)(2), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3)—a partially torn off perforated segment (18) is shown. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. FIG. 20(a)(4) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(4) provides an exemplary perspective view of a cigarette paper dispensing package in a folded form from a rear elevational viewpoint such that the rear wall (3), bottom edge (9), and opposed sidewall (12) are visible. In particular, in FIG. 20(a)(4), the rear flap (17) is depicted as being extended upward with the underside of the top edge (2) visible—hence, no longer inserted through the horizontal slot (4) as depicted previously in FIGS. 20(a)(1) and 20(a)(2), fully revealing the top portion of the package contents and the aperture (5) which assists the user (not shown) in grasping a single cigarette paper (not shown) for subsequent use. The perforated segments (18) are visible to the user with this rear elevational viewpoint; each perforated segment (18) is a mouthpiece filter (19) that may be torn off from the rear flap (17) of the rear wall (3)—a partially torn off perforated segment (18) is shown. Outer bilateral fold or score lines (24 and 25, respectively) and an inner sliced segment (26) are visible in this view wherein the rear flap (17) and the rear wall (3) are shown in this view. The inner sliced segment (26) is semi-triangular in shape. FIG. 20(a)(4) is drawn to scale.

FIG. 20(a)(5) shows the rear flap (3) extended upward, fully revealing the top portion of the cigarette paper dispensing package contents, including a partially torn-off perforated segment (18), and the aperture (5) which assists the user in grasping a single cigarette paper for subsequent use and is drawn to scale.

Generally, FIG. 20(b) illustrates the method by which a mouthpiece filter (19) is converted into functional form for use in conjunction with rolled cigarette paper (28) (as depicted in FIG. 21).

FIG. 20(b)(1) shows a torn-off mouthpiece filter (19).

FIG. 20(b)(2) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) partially bent into an arcuate shape.

FIG. 20(b)(3) shows the mouthpiece filter (19) in fully rolled form.

FIG. 21 shows rolled cigarette paper (28) with a mouthpiece filter (19) being inserted into the cavity of the cigarette paper (28) which has been rolled. The mouthpiece filter is proximally-oriented in relation to a user's lips (not shown).

Although the invention has been described in detail with reference to exemplary embodiments, variations and modifications exist within the scope and spirit of the invention as encompassed by the appended claims and the disclosure herein.