Patents Assigned to Colibri Corporation
  • Publication number: 20100003627
    Abstract: A lighting device for cigarettes and cigars having an upright elongate body, a lid openable approximately ninety angular degrees from the body, a nozzle for producing a flame and directing the flame from the body at an angled direction between the body and the lid. The proximity of the flame base to the lid protects the flame from being inadvertently extinguished, while the distance of the flame tip from the lid allows the lighting of large diameter cigars and avoids overheating of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20090211589
    Abstract: A cigar cutting tool is disclosed having a housing defining an aperture sized to receive a cigar head, a first cutting element having a sharpened linear edge movable relative to and across the aperture, a second cutting element having a sharpened tubular edge extendable from the housing and having a cutting diameter, and a third cutting element having a sharpened tubular edge extendable from the housing and having a cutting diameter smaller than the cutting diameter of the second cutting element. The first cutting element is movable between an open position exposing the aperture and a closed position fully covering the aperture and protecting the sharpened linear edge within the housing. The tool may be used for selectively causing one of a plurality of openings in a cigar head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20090194551
    Abstract: A box for storing and displaying an item has a top panel that serves as a protective cover during storage and as ornamental dress during various modes of display. The panel includes a logo badge that is prominently displayed atop the package during storage and prominently displayed upright and forwardly facing during display. The logo badge cooperates with a magnet to maintain the box in its storage mode when not being used to display the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Deborah L. Bussiere
  • Publication number: 20090170045
    Abstract: A cigarette lighter has a body portion with a fuel supply, an igniter for causing combustion of fuel from the fuel supply, a nozzle for causing the combusted fuel into a flame of a desired shape, an actuator for causing release of fuel from the fuel supply to the igniter then actuation of the igniter to cause the combustion, and a lid affixed to the body and movable between a closed state wherein the lid covers the nozzle and an open sated wherein the lid exposes the nozzle. Upon completion of use, the actuator also causes movement of the lid from the open state to the closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20090133705
    Abstract: A cigar punching tool has a tubular housing and a tubular gripping portion surrounding the housing and longitudinally movable relative thereto between a forward position and a rearward position displaced rearwardly there-from. A tubular blade is surrounded by the housing and has a hollow interior and a circular cutting edge disposed forwardly of the gripping portion. The blade is longitudinally movable relative to the housing between a storage position in which the cutting edge is rearwardly retracted into the housing and a cutting position in which the cutting edge projects forwardly from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: COLIBRI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20090113718
    Abstract: A cigar cutter has a body formed of a pair of plates having aligning orifices defining a passage for the head of a cigar to be cut. A pair of opposed cutting blades, movable toward and away from each other within the body each have a cutting edge, which cooperates with the opposing cutting edge during toward movement to cut the cigar head. Each of a pair of bridges is affixed to one of the cutting blades and moveable therewith. A spring engages the bridges and biases them toward an extended position wherein the cutting edges are moved away from each other within the body. A latch automatically engages both of the blades approximate the inward terminus of their toward movement and maintains the blades in a retracted storage position wherein the edges are not exposed. The cutting edges are each inwardly tapered to cause the edges and the cigar to cooperate to force the opposing blades together during their toward movement to automatically sharpen the blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20090113719
    Abstract: A cigar cutting apparatus has a housing defining a hole for receiving a cigar head, the hole having a hole diameter and defining a hole axis central thereto. First and second cutting blades lie within and are pivotable relative to the housing about first and second pivot axes, respectively. The first and second pivot axes are disposed on a line separated from the hole axis by at least the hole diameter and separately disposed by at least the hole diameter. Each cutting blade has a cutting edge pivotable with the associated cutting blade and directed toward the cutting edge of the other cutting blade. The cutting blades cooperate with the hole to define a passageway for receiving a cigar head when the cutting blades are pivoted away from each other, and the cutting edges cooperate to slice through the cigar head as the cutting blades are pivoted towards each other. The cutting blades come together to block the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: COLIBRI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew SMITH
  • Publication number: 20090068604
    Abstract: A cigarette lighter has a fuel cartridge for use therewith that may be removable there-from. In the exemplary embodiment, the fuel cartridge has a reservoir for holding a flammable liquid fuel, and includes a valve having a closed state for denying escape of the fuel from the reservoir and an open state for allowing such escape. The lighter has an ignition actuator for causing ignition of the escaped fuel when the ignition actuator is actuated, a nozzle for causing the ignited fuel to form a lighting flame, and a valve actuator cooperating with the ignition actuator to open the valve as the ignition actuator is actuated. In the exemplary embodiment, the reservoir has a transparent portion and the lighter housing is an opaque shell surrounding the reservoir with a viewing window there-through. The viewing window is aligned with the transparent portion of the reservoir to allow external observation of the amount of fuel within said chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20090068603
    Abstract: A cigarette lighter has a fuel cartridge for use therewith that may be removable there-from. In the exemplary embodiment, the fuel cartridge has a reservoir for holding a flammable liquid fuel, and includes a valve having a closed state for denying escape of the fuel from the reservoir and an open state for allowing such escape. The lighter has an ignition actuator for causing ignition of the escaped fuel when the ignition actuator is actuated, a nozzle for causing the ignited fuel to form a lighting flame, and a valve actuator cooperating with the ignition actuator to open the valve as the ignition actuator is actuated. In the exemplary embodiment, the reservoir has a transparent portion and the lighter housing is an opaque shell surrounding the reservoir with a viewing window there-through. The viewing window is aligned with the transparent portion of the reservoir to allow external observation of the amount of fuel within said chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20090068602
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiment is a reservoir for use with a cigarette lighter has a chamber for containing gas and liquid fuel and a lens made of a transparent material and having an internal surface adjacent the chamber. The internal surface allows optical transmission of visible light into and from the liquid fuel when in contact therewith, but denies the transmission of light into the gas when in contact therewith. The internal surface is contoured such that the transmissions are facilitated by optical refraction, and the denial is facilitated by optical reflection. The transmissions facilitate comparisons of the relative amounts of the liquid fuel and the gas in the chamber. The chamber has within a non-transparent object viewable through the lens during the transmissions and non-viewable through the lens during the denial. The object is a planar panel disposed substantially parallel to and displaced from the internal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: 7500850
    Abstract: A cigarette or cigar lighter has a housing containing an ignition source and means for selectively activating the ignition source to produce a flame, in combination with an electronic memory device. A door is coupled to the housing and adapted to have open and closed positions and has means defining a pocket therein for receiving the electronic memory device with the electronic memory device extending partially from the pocket. The pocket receives the electronic memory device in the open position of the door. The door is adapted to be closed by a user to integrate the door and electronic memory device with the lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Walter G. Fontaine
  • Patent number: 7338280
    Abstract: An interchangeable piezoelectric lighter includes a casing having a switcher cavity and a valve switcher rotatably received in the switcher cavity wherein the valve switcher includes at least two gas nozzles axially provided therein. The gas nozzles are adapted for selectively and coaxially aligning with a gas valve for producing different types flames. Therefore, by rotatably switching the valve switcher, the gas valve is adapted to align with the respective gas nozzle for a releasing gas passing therethrough, so as to produce a desired type of flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Ming King Wong
  • Patent number: D551387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: D551799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: D551800
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: D552298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: D553290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: D553792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: D556375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: D556376
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith