Patents by Inventor Keith K. Park

Keith K. Park has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20090014019
    Abstract: A humidor for transportation of one or more cigars can comprise a receptacle having a cavity therein, one or more first repositionable means for inhibiting movement of one or more cigars in a first direction within the cavity, and one or more second repositionable means for inhibiting movement of one or more cigars in a second direction within the cavity. Movement of one or more cigars within the humidor can be restricted by positioning at least a first retaining piece within the cavity to inhibit movement of one or more cigars in a first direction and positioning at least a second retaining piece within the cavity to inhibit movement of one or more cigars in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Publication number: 20080044779
    Abstract: The present lighter includes two basic components, a housing and a fuel cartridge. The housing may comprise multiple pieces. The fuel cartridge is easy to remove from the housing without the use of any tools. Thus, an empty fuel cartridge can quickly be replaced with a full one by the user. Replacing the fuel cartridge, rather than refilling it, prevents the user from coming into contact with lighter fuel. The housing and the fuel cartridge are each relatively inexpensive to mass produce. Thus, a worn or damaged housing may be removed from the lighter by the user and replaced with a new housing. The disposability and replaceability of the lighter components makes repairs to the lighter quick and inexpensive. All or part of the housing may also be replaced with a housing having a different outward appearance. A user can thus change the appearance of his or her lighter by changing housings, rather than having to purchase multiple lighters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Publication number: 20080044784
    Abstract: The present lighter includes two basic components, a housing and a fuel cartridge. The housing may comprise multiple pieces. The fuel cartridge is easy to remove from the housing without the use of any tools. Thus, an empty fuel cartridge can quickly be replaced with a full one by the user. Replacing the fuel cartridge, rather than refilling it, prevents the user from coming into contact with lighter fuel. The housing and the fuel cartridge are each relatively inexpensive to mass produce. Thus, a worn or damaged housing may be removed from the lighter by the user and replaced with a new housing. The disposability and replaceability of the lighter components makes repairs to the lighter quick and inexpensive. All or part of the housing may also be replaced with a housing having a different outward appearance. A user can thus change the appearance of his or her lighter by changing housings, rather than having to purchase multiple lighters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: 6732741
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighter comprising a body and an end portion having a hinged connection with the body. The body includes a recess at its lower end. The end portion includes a cigar cutter, comprising an elongated generally tubular blade, extending from a surface of the end portion. The end portion is movable between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the cutter extends within the recess and is not exposed. In the open position, the cutter does not extend into the recess. The lighter may also comprise a retainer comprising a leaf spring attached to the lower end of the body, and a slot within the end portion. In the closed position, the leaf spring is received within the slot, retaining the end portion in the closed position. Also, a lighter fuel inlet valve extends from the body and is within the recess thereof. The inlet valve is accessible through a channel in the end portion when the end portion is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: 6298856
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighter comprising a body and an end portion having a hinged connection with the body. The body includes a recess at its lower end. The end portion includes a cigar cutter, comprising an elongated generally tubular blade, extending from a surface of the end portion. The end portion is movable between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the cutter extends within the recess and is not exposed. In the open position, the cutter does not extend into the recess. The lighter may also comprise a retainer comprising a leaf spring attached to the lower end of the body, and a slot within the end portion. In the closed position, the leaf spring is received within the slot, retaining the end portion in the closed position. Also, a lighter fuel inlet valve extends from the body and is within the recess thereof. The inlet valve is accessible through a channel in the end portion when the end portion is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Promethus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D503493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D529226
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D529660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D536480
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D539975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D475803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D484640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D499508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D634889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D636930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D681875
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D693962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: D870958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Prometheus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park