Combined Or Convertible Patents (Class 131/178)
  • Patent number: 10143275
    Abstract: A walking stick has a handle, a foot, and a compartment. A smoking implement is movably disposed within the compartment. The smoking implement is positionable in a first position within the compartment and a second position extending from the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Serna
  • Patent number: 10064432
    Abstract: An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly and a dispensing body configured to receive the pod assembly. A vaporizer may be disposed in the pod assembly and/or the dispensing body. The pod assembly may include a vapor precursor compartment, a device compartment, and a vapor channel extending from the device compartment and traversing the vapor precursor compartment. The pod assembly is a smart pod configured to receive, store, and transmit information that can be communicated with the dispensing body and/or another electronic device. The proximal portion of the dispensing body includes a vapor passage and a through-hole. The vapor passage may extend from an end surface of the proximal portion to a side wall of the through-hole. The through-hole is configured to receive the pod assembly such that the vapor channel of the pod assembly is aligned with the vapor passage of the dispensing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Alistair Bramley
  • Patent number: 9993025
    Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes; more particularly, to electronic cigarettes including a clearomizer. Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a clearomizer with a refillable electronic cigarette juice tank with a first fill aperture, and a mouthpiece including a second fill aperture. The mouthpiece and the refillable tank rotate relative to one another along a common longitudinal axis to align the fill apertures, and facilitate filling of the refillable tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 9775382
    Abstract: The electronic cigarette device releasably houses a plurality of electronic cigarettes around a central shaft and between an upper bracket and a lower bracket, a cigarette holder, and the first frame. The first cigarette holder, the holder, the central shaft, the holder and lower bracket are sequentially connected. The central shaft ends are provided in a sleeve on the stand and holder, and a plurality of electronic cigarettes are disposed between the upper bracket and the bracket, and on display around the central shaft of circumferentially distributed. The first cigarette holder end surface has a cigarette jack, cigarette jack first communicating hole. In the second end of the central shaft, the connector sleeve is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Dan Wang
  • Patent number: 9750904
    Abstract: An aerosol dispensing device comprises a tubular body that provides a plenum, a mouthpiece having an outlet, a valve for dispensing fluid from a canister as an aerosol with relatively large and small droplet sizes into the plenum for supply to a user through the mouthpiece, and a baffle arrangement that provides first and second passageways each coupled at one end to the plenum and so configured in the mouthpiece to supply the small size droplets to the user, and the other end of the second passageway being closed to inhibit passage of the large size droplets to the mouthpiece outlet, and containing an absorbent pad to prevent leakage of liquid from the canister. The pad may be pre-loaded with a flavorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: James Murphy
  • Patent number: 9648907
    Abstract: A virtual or augmented reality smoking system is provided herein. A smoker using the system can experience a virtual reality of smoking by puffing on a cigarette shaped article and experiencing the taste or aroma from the article while simultaneously viewing a generated image of a burning cigarette and exhaled and sidestream smoke. Additionally, the room environment may be simulated to give the experience of smoking in a setting of the smoker's choice (virtual reality) or the image of a burning cigarette and smoke may be superimposed on a live or natural image of the smoker's environment (augmented reality).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Gerd Kobal, Henry Dante, Rangaraj Sundar, Peter Lipowicz, William R. Sweeney, Ashok Solanky
  • Patent number: 9491972
    Abstract: A sexual novelty device includes a mouthpiece and a penile band. The mouthpiece has a generally tubular housing that defines an inner chamber dimensioned for receiving a smoking pipe. An insertion opening in the housing is configured for accommodating insertion of the smoking pipe. An inhalation opening at a first end of the housing is in fluid communication with the chamber and is configured for providing access to the smoking pipe by a user. The penile band is associated with the housing, and constructed and arranged for resiliently engaging a penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: CPI NOVELTIES, INC.
    Inventor: Wayne Wilson
  • Patent number: 9204670
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette atomization device is built in a disposable electronic cigarette or disposable smoke capsule electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette atomization device comprises a tar storage (2) between the smoke capsule shell (4) of the electronic cigarette and a hollow tubular bracket (3), a smoking channel corresponding to the hollow tubular bracket (3), and a heating element (5) electrically connected to a battery (10) of the electronic cigarette at outlet of the tar storage in the channel. The heating element (5) and the axis of the hollow tubular bracket (3) form an angle of 10-90°, connection wires (8) at two ends of the heating element (5) are provided between the hollow tubular bracket (3) and the smoke capsule shell (4), electrically connected to the battery (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9022038
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide an air suction device for a smoking apparatus. The air suction device comprises a cylindrical housing, an impeller, an impeller cover, a motor assembled inside the housing to drive the impeller, a plurality of batteries provided in the housing, a battery cover to enclose the plurality of batteries and a switch provided externally to the cylindrical housing. When the switch is in ON condition, the plurality of batteries supply an electrical power to the motor and the motor converts the electrical power into a mechanical power which in turn causes propulsion of the impeller thereby sucking out the air from a water bowl of the smoking apparatus. The propulsive motion of the impeller sucks out the air from the water bowl until the air inside the water bowl is replaced by condensed smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Mohammad Mahdi Shakouri Moghadam, Mohammad Javad Shakouri Moghadam
  • Patent number: 8967152
    Abstract: A cigarette filter tip that includes a turbo fan activated by the breath, which turbo fan homogenizes and evenly distributes smoke to pass through a first filter and subsequently a second filter before being inhaled into the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Khorshed A. Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8857445
    Abstract: A bi-directional multiple-layer extension cigar holder comprises a receiving body mounted on extension tubes which are adapted for adjusting the length of the holder for holding different lengths of cigars. The cigar holder can be combined with a lighter, enhancing the use convenience. In addition, elastic retaining rings in the cigar holder which are used to avoid disengagement are big-area C-shaped plates, such that the assembly convenience can be enhanced, synchronously enhancing the effect of preventing the disengagement of the extension tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Chung Chuan
  • Patent number: 8857444
    Abstract: A bi-directional multiple-layer pull-in cigar holder comprises a receiving body mounted on extension tubes which are adapted for adjusting the length of the holder, such that the cigar holder has an extension structure without affecting its appearance, improving the appearance integrity. In addition, with the arrangement of the big-area elastic retaining rings, a right resistance can be offered, improving the assembly convenience while reducing the assembly cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Chung Chuan
  • Patent number: 8689802
    Abstract: The combination smoking and drinking apparatus includes a generally upright consumable liquid retaining container with an elongated conduit formed therebetween. An inlet is coupled to one end of the conduit and has a combustion compartment therein. Additionally, an outlet is coupled to an opposite end of the conduit such that applying a vacuum to the outlet pressurizes the conduit and draws smoke from the combustion compartment directly through the conduit to the outlet without mixing the smoke with the consumable liquid in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander C. Schoenfeld
  • Publication number: 20140053854
    Abstract: A smoking glove includes a glove having a first opening and a second opening, the first opening located at a finger portion of the glove. The second opening is distal from the first opening at a distance of at least half a length of the finger portion of the glove. The smoking glove includes tubing, the tubing stretching from the first opening of the glove to the second opening of the glove. The tubing is located within the glove. The smoking glove includes a bowl located at a first end of the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: TSG INNOVATIONS LTD
    Inventor: Edward M. Barry, JR.
  • Patent number: 8590540
    Abstract: A smoking pipe apparatus includes an elongated body having a first end, a second end, a base, a primary side, a first margin, and a second margin. Also, a bowl including a sidewall extending from a step that terminates at the primary side, the bowl includes multiple voids that are disposed inward from the step toward the base. The voids inwardly terminate at a central ridge located inward from the step toward the base wherein the ridge is extended toward the primary side between the step and the voids. Also, passageways are within the body extending from the voids. A screen that is supported on an outer periphery by the step and centrally on the ridge, the screen is concave from the primary side. Operationally, tobacco is ignited in the screen concave area, a diffusion of smoke is created in the voids for an outward omnidirectional burn of the tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Harry Dante Kahn, III
  • Publication number: 20130239982
    Abstract: A smoking and drinking apparatus includes a body member defining an air chamber. A drink reservoir is situated in the air chamber defining a liquid impermeable drink chamber. The drink reservoir is inwardly displaced from the body member to form an air chamber therebetween. A bezel is mounted to the upper edge of the body member that defines a bore in communication with the inner reservoir. The bezel includes an inhalation port through which air is selectively inhaled from the air chamber and an exhalation port through which air is selectively exhaled by a user into the air chamber. The inhalation port is configured to receive a cigarette into the air chamber. A lighting element is positioned in the air chamber for lighting the cigarette when energized. A filter and fan assembly are positioned in the air chamber to filter and exhaust air from the air chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan Meyer
  • Publication number: 20120281395
    Abstract: This invention relates to a multifunctional paintball gun barrel plug structure, comprising: a barrel plug, wherein the body of the barrel plug is equipped with bores at its axial and radial sides, with a plug included at the body end and having at least an O-ring slot at the upper ring of the plug, and also a nozzle is included next to the plug, in which a connecting channel exists between the nozzle and the bore on the radial side of the body; an optional tobacco pipe which is installable to the body and equipped with a chamber, wherein a stud beneath the tobacco pipe and within the radial side bore connects the chamber and bore; an optional tobacco can at the axial side of the body comprising a lower base, a cover, and an O-ring, which the O-ring is between the lower base and cover above, and the cover end equipped with a stud corresponding to the bore at the axial side of the barrel plug; an optional flashlight at the axial or radial side of the body, which includes a lamp holder and base, wherein the fla
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: CHAO I-TE
  • Publication number: 20120180803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular smoke plenum that can be implemented in a hookah, pipe or other smoking device. The modular plenum according to embodiments of the invention features multiple modules or components that may be rearranged in any order, allowing for interchanging and rearranging of the components. Each module may have a specific purpose or functionality, such as cooling, filtering, or extending the length of the device. A standardized interface on each end of the modules allows for connection of the modules in any order to construct a modular plenum. This provides for unlimited rearrangement of the modules, an unlimited number of modules in the plenum, and unlimited reconfiguration possibilities for the modular plenum. By changing the functionality of the plenum and/or the order in which the smoke passes through the different functions, a different smoking experience can be achieved without using a completely different device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Evan Christopher Beloni
  • Patent number: 8210570
    Abstract: The ski pole grip having a smoking apparatus includes a housing, a bowl piece disposed within the housing, the bowl piece including a bowl portion having a circular opening formed at a bottom thereof, a bowl plate attached to a top of the bowl piece, the bowl plate having an opening aligned with the circular opening of the bowl portion and a bowl, a smoke chamber attached to the circular opening of the bowl portion, and a retractable inhale tube closely received through the opening of the bowl plate and in the smoke chamber. Inhalation through the retractable inhale tube causes air to flow through the bowl, the bowl portion, the smoke chamber and the retractable inhale tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Safetybreak LLC.
    Inventor: Jesse D. Nagle
  • Publication number: 20120152263
    Abstract: The combination smoking and drinking apparatus includes a generally upright consumable liquid retaining container with an elongated conduit formed therebetween. An inlet is coupled to one end of the conduit and has a combustion compartment therein. Additionally, an outlet is coupled to an opposite end of the conduit such that applying a vacuum to the outlet pressurizes the conduit and draws smoke from the combustion compartment directly through the conduit to the outlet without mixing the smoke with the consumable liquid in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander C. Schoenfeld
  • Patent number: 8171602
    Abstract: A pipe or purse accessory for attachment to and around the barrel of a pipe (or a wrist or ankle) is disclosed having a collar wherein the collar is sized for cooperative engagement with the pipe barrel or wrist/ankle. A strap having a first end is attached to the collar and a pocket is attached to the second end of the strap; a clasp allowing detachable engagement with the strap, in proximity with the collar is also included. The collar may be made of an elastic material for a conformable fit around the pipe. The collar size may be adjustable. The clasp to secure the pocket in proximity to the collar may be magnetic, use hooks and loops, buttons and combinations thereof. A band may be affixed to the strap allowing insertion and engagement with an object, such as a key. A slot may be positioned within the pocket to allow conformable insertion and engagement with an object, such as a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Zachary H. Zauhar
  • Publication number: 20120073586
    Abstract: The covert pipe apparatus for facilitating smoking tobacco is disclosed. The pipe apparatus includes a tubular element having a first end and a second end and a hollow semi-cylindrical element for holding tobacco during smoking, wherein the hollow semi-cylindrical element fits securely within the tubular element and includes perforations in its surface. The pipe apparatus further includes a first torus located on a first end of the hollow semi-cylindrical element, wherein a flame ingresses into the first torus during smoking and a second torus located on a second end of the hollow semi-cylindrical element, wherein smoke from burning tobacco egresses from the second torus during smoking. The pipe apparatus also includes a functional element, such as a pen, pencil, laser pointer, or flashlight, for coupling to the first end of the tubular element, when the pipe apparatus is not in use for smoking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Giorgi Shengelia
  • Publication number: 20120060555
    Abstract: A dual-use product is configured for use as a piece of body jewelry and as a smoking pipe. In a first configuration, the product may be inserted through a pierced hole in a user's body, such as in the user's earlobe, and worn as an earring. In a second configuration, the product may be packed with a smokeable material and converted to a smoking pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: BOMBSHELL ACCESSORIES
    Inventor: Dale Parris
  • Patent number: 8037888
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a reconfigurable smoking pipe and a method of using the same for single handed operation. The reconfigurable smoking pipe comprises a base unit, a lighter holder, a bowl, a smoke chamber, a carburetor, a mouthpiece, and a plug. The base unit comprises multiple ports. The lighter holder is attached to the base unit. Each of the bowl, the smoke chamber, the carburetor, and the plug are detachably attached to any one of the ports of the base unit. A mouthpiece is detachably attached to anterior end of the smoke chamber. A user assembles the reconfigurable smoking pipe and inserts a lighter into the lighter holder. The user holds the reconfigurable smoking pipe in a smoking position using a single hand by gripping the inserted lighter and lights a smoking substance held in the bowl by operating the gripped lighter using the single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Leonard Gabriel Larios
  • Patent number: 7810505
    Abstract: An electrical smoking system includes a lighter having a plurality of electrical heater elements and a system for electrically actuating the heater elements. The lighter is adapted to receive a cigarette with the heater elements at least partially superposing a portion of the cigarette. The lighter further includes an electromagnet arranged in proximity to magnetic portions of the heater elements, with the electromagnet being actuable to selectively repulse or attract the heater elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Zuyin Yang
  • Publication number: 20100043809
    Abstract: A portable vaporization implement, comprising: a tubular section having a hollow interior, an air intake, and an output orifice; a smoking material chamber that is within said hollow interior and that is in fluid contact with said air intake and said output orifice, and is positioned generally in between said air intake and said output orifice, wherein desired components of a smokable substance may be vaporized; and a purely mechanical means for automatically regulating the amount of heat entering said smoking material chamber, whereby the temperature within said smoking material chamber stays within the vaporization range of said smokable substance, wherein said mechanical means allows unimpeded inhalation by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Magnon
  • Publication number: 20090293888
    Abstract: A portable vaporizer for plant material has an inhalation tube having a distal end for insertion into a cigarette lighter receptacle of a vehicle. An electrical heating element within the inhalation tube is powered by the vehicle's electrical system when the inserted into the cigarette lighter receptacle. A plant material chamber on the proximal end of the inhalation tube has openings allowing air from the inhalation tube to be drawn through the inhalation tube, heated by the electrical heating element, and then drawn through an air-permeable pouch containing plant material held in the plant material chamber. A housing having a mouthpiece and baffles surrounds the plant material chamber to reduce the temperature of the heated air and vaporized plant material. The user inhales the mixture of heated air and vaporized plant material through the mouthpiece by drawing air through the inhalation tube, plant material chamber and housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: VAPOR FOR LIFE
    Inventors: Glenn L. Williams, Michael J. McBride
  • Publication number: 20090288668
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a smoking appliance which can heat a filter medium for eliminating particulate phase components in tobacco smoke to a desired temperature precisely as well as can ensure safety for the smoker. According to the present invention, there is provided a smoking appliance including a holder having a through hole serving as a smoke passage, which detachably holds a filter medium in a middle of the smoke passage, a heater attached to the holder at a location upstream to the filter medium, a heat insulator attached to the holder at a location upstream to the heater, and a metal plate which covers surfaces of the heater facing the filter medium and the smoke passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Michihiro Inagaki
  • Patent number: 7490613
    Abstract: A smoking device having a self-contained ignition mechanism. The device is in the form of a smoking pipe having a stem and a bowl, a mouthpiece extends through the stem and is connected below the bottom of the bowl; contained substantially within the stem is an igniter and a fuel tank for generating a flame in response to an actuator located on the side of the stem. The igniter generates a torch-like flame which extends into the combustion chamber at a point above the mouth piece pipe at ignite combustible material placed in the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: George Iordan
  • Publication number: 20080302374
    Abstract: A Cigarette body for a smoke-free cigarette, the cigarette body (12) of which has a cylindrical body with an air inlet at one end and an air outlet at the other end, an air channel linking the air inlet with the air outlet and a heating device (26) to warm the air passing through the channel, with the end designed with an air outlet attachable to the end of a cylindrical mouthpiece (10) containing a deposit for a pleasure-giving stimulant (58) and designed with a suction opening (18), so that following the application of negative pressure to the suction opening, the pleasure-giving stimulant is evaporated by the warmed air flowing through the channel and exits together with the air via the suction opening, with this characterized by the fact that the surface of the body (24) facing radially outwards contains thermal material which insulates it from the inside and encloses a structuring heat conductor (26) made from thermally conducting material, which is accessible through the air inlet and for which the end
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Christian Wengert, Thomas Philipp
  • Patent number: 7416078
    Abstract: A pocket flask to be carried within the user's pocket having a hollow housing provided with a curved side wall and a bottom wall connected to the sidewall. A first partition wall divides the housing into a first liquid chamber and a second chamber. A second partition wall divides the second chamber into a tobacco chamber and a pipe housing chamber. A pipe is telescopically receivable within the pipe housing chamber and a first cover, which is pivotally connected to the housing functions to move pipe inwardly of the pipe housing chamber against the urging of a spring. The first cover is movable between a first open position and a second closed position to gain access to the pipe and to the tobacco. A closure wall which has a pouring opening, is connected to the housing for substantially closing the first liquid chamber. A cap removably closes the pouring opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Phillip Willis
  • Patent number: 6568400
    Abstract: A dual function water pipe includes a water-holding container and serves as a loose leaf tobacco pipe and as a cigarette smoking device. A bowl surmounts the container and a downspout of the bowl extends into the container an extent sufficient to submerge the free end of the downspout. A hollow adapter having a radial bore that holds the unlit end of a cigarette surmounts the bowl. A smoker applies suction to a smoke tube that draws smoke from the cigarette and the structure of the device causes the smoke to follow a path of travel that constrains the smoke to pass through the water before entering the smoke tube, removing some toxins from the smoke. The smoke tube is positioned one hundred eighty degrees from the cigarette and has a telescopically-extended configuration that positions a flame source a safe distance from a user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventors: Steve R. Tinsky, Soji Fujita
  • Patent number: 6532965
    Abstract: A non-burning cigarette holder is comprised of an upstream cylindrical section of a low heat conducting material and a downstream cylindrical section of a relatively high heat conducting material. The upstream cylindrical section has a first upstream chamber for receiving a fuel source and a second downstream chamber defining a fuel mixture chamber which is in flow communication with the first upstream chamber. The downstream cylindrical section is provided with a flame holder downstream of the chamber and a flame chamber is disposed between the flame holder and a cigarette receiving chamber adapted to receive a tobacco rod or a cigarette. The fuel source may be an ethanol-water mixture disposed within the upstream cylindrical section or the fuel source may be attached to the upstream end of the upstream cylindrical section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Abhulimen, Kayyani C. Adiga, Rufus H. Honeycutt
  • Patent number: 6530510
    Abstract: A system for removably securing a cigar to a structural member of a golf cart that includes a first strap that carries a first metallic member and includes a fastener for cinching down the first strap so as to releasably secure it to the golf cart. A second strap is provided that has a second metallic member secured thereto and includes a fastener for cinching down the second strap to releasably secure it to the cigar. The fasteners for the first and second straps may be Velcro, a releasable adhesive, a buckle, or the like. At least one of the first or second metallic members is magnetized and the other is of a metal that is magnetizable, so that when the first strap is secured to the golf cart and the second strap is secured to the cigar, the cigar can be firmly, but removably, secured to the golf cart due to the attraction between the first and second metallic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: R. Keith Ferrari
  • Patent number: 6519799
    Abstract: A corkscrew tool and pipe combination including a first handle member having a bore that extends along a longitudinal axis and communicates with one end thereof and defines a mouthpiece. An access port is located on an outer surface of the first handle member and communicates with the bore. A second handle member has a bowl in one end for holding smoking material, a helical, cork-penetrating blade that extends outwardly from an opposing end, a hole that extends transversely through the second handle member, intermediate the blade and the bowl, of a size and shape to receive the first handle member therethrough, and a channel through the second handle member that connects the bowl with the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Charles Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 6454661
    Abstract: A novelty golf club with a smoking pipe attachment adaptable for smoking. A pipe bowl assembly is inserted into the hollow shaft of a golf club, and a mouthpiece assembly is inserted at the top of the shaft. The hollow shaft carries pipe smoke from the bowl assembly to the pipe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Frank W. Peters
  • Patent number: 6431176
    Abstract: A tobacco smoke containment apparatus and method therefor having the characteristics of limiting the exhaust of harmful smoke particles as well as reducing the overall risk of accidental fire by containing a smoking tobacco product inside a closed receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: Hiram Allen Rice
  • Patent number: 6418936
    Abstract: A tobacco pipe (10) having a hollow stem (12) threaded to a manifold (20) on top of which a turret (30) is rotatably mounted. Turret (30) is of greater weight than that of manifold (20), so that any one of a plurality of turret magazines (33) remains stationary over a chamber (24) in the manifold (20) in their relative rotation, so that smoking tobacco in the aligned magazine (33) with such chamber (24) takes place through the hollow stem (12). A screen (28) seats in a recess 27 of a port (25) of manifold (20) at a sufficient distance from the turret's chamber (24), preventing scorching of screen (28) by a source of flame at/in chamber (24) in the aligned magazine (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Sandia Corp.
    Inventor: Jake Lee
  • Patent number: 6234179
    Abstract: A cigar or cigarette holder that inserts into the spare-tee-holding-holes found in the plastic molded dashboards of most golf carts. It has a tapered-shaped-segment (12) that is pushed into said spare-tee-holding-holes until it is securely held. At a variable angle from said tapered end is the smoking article holding segment (10) that is designed so as to hold different sized smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Vicente Alcaraz
  • Patent number: 6196232
    Abstract: The smoking pipe of the present invention generally includes a base and a mouthpiece. The base includes a bowl for placement of loose tobacco and also includes a channel that extends from the bowl out the front of the base. The base further includes a permanent magnet that is embedded within the base and located above the channel. The mouthpiece is a component that is separate and distinct from the base. The mouthpiece includes a channel that extends the full length of the mouthpiece. Further, the mouthpiece incorporates a permanent magnet that is embedded within the mouthpiece and located above the channel. The mouthpiece is generally movable between two positions relative to the base. The first is a smoking position where the mouthpiece is held tight to the base such that the channels of the mouthpiece and base are aligned for smoking. The second is a transportation position in which the mouthpiece is held tight to the base such that the mouthpiece covers the bowl maintaining any loose tobacco within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: Gocha Chkadua
  • Patent number: 6053176
    Abstract: A system for heating a cigarette to evolve an aerosol upon consumer request comprises a cigarette and a lighter. The lighter includes a housing into which the cigarette is inserted, and a stationary heater inside the housing is positioned in thermal proximity to the cigarette. The cigarette is rotatably mounted inside the housing. When a puff is desired, heat is applied to the cigarette to produce the aerosol. Prior to the next puff, the cigarette is slightly rotated to position a fresh portion of the cigarette in proximity to the stationary heater, and this procedure is repeated until the cigarette is spent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: John M. Adams, Michael S. Braunshteyn, Mohammad R. Hajaligol, Wesley G. Sanderson
  • Patent number: 5778896
    Abstract: A pipe for use in smoking tobacco including a hollow stem having a mouth end structured as a small tool socket for grasping nuts and bolt heads, and for holding a removable screw driver rod. A tobacco bowl at the opposite end of the stem includes a sidewall defining an open mouth with the sidewall structured as a tool socket. The pipe can be stored by insertion into an elongated tubular hollow housing having a relatively large tool socket at one end, and a smaller tool socket at the opposite end in a sidewall of the housing. In a sidewall of the housing adjacent to the smaller socket is a receiving notch with inward extending lips. The pipe bowl extends 90 degrees to the stem and includes multiple grooves on its exterior surface to allow the bowl to be inserted into and grasped by the receiving notch lips to define a generally L-shaped or T-shaped overall tool shape for grasping by hand for use of the included sockets and screw driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventors: Robert L. Seals, Michael J. Okoniewski
  • Patent number: 5564443
    Abstract: Holder of cigarette lighter with a cup for a cigarette holder that works as a cigarette extinguisher device as well as collects the ashes of a cigarette and at the end extinguishes the cigarette butt. This device or invention can be made of plastic, metal or combinations of any material that is not combustible. The dimensions of the device can vary but is approximately of 32 mm long by 12 mm wide by 35 mm high. The cup is approximately in diameter of 11 mm by 31 mm high with an entrance wide of the top ring to get easy access for the cigarette approximately of 16 mm of diameter ring made with a shape coniferous for the easy access of the cigarette into the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Inventor: Luis P. Cardenas
  • Patent number: 5048545
    Abstract: According to a smoking device of the present invention, major and a minor smoke streams given out during smoking are temporarily stored in a storage section by means of a forcible sucking device. The storage section is taken out to the outdoors later, and the stored smoke is exhausted. The forcible sucking device comprises fans, a pump, or the like, or it utilizes the gravitational force or spring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignees: Seiichi Takagi, Takako Takagi
    Inventors: Seiichi Takagi, Takako Takagi, Yuichi Takagi
  • Patent number: 5002073
    Abstract: A writing instrument is in the form of a tubular body divided into a front compartment and a rear compartment. The front compartment has a leading end socket for receipt of a writing element such as a ball point pen and the rear compartment can be used to extinguish cigarettes. To this end, the rear compartment is provided with a sliding bushing for receipt of a cigarette to be extinguished and the compartment has a base against which the cigarette may be extinguished. The bushing has a depressible button which can be used for gripping the cigarette when it is to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Wu-Hsiung Chiang
  • Patent number: 4732167
    Abstract: A smoking aid for reducing concentrations of poisonous substances contained in tobacco smoke including a pipe bowl having a smoke retaining cavity, a stem coupled with the pipe bowl and a mouthpiece connected to the stem. A cap-like member is movably secured to a top portion of the pipe bowl such that a space formed between the pipe bowl and cap-like member can be adjusted. A hole is formed in a top wall of the cap-like member, through said hole a root portion of a cigarette may be protruded into the smoke retaining cavity. By moving the cap-like member relative to the pipe bowl to adjust a dimension of the space, it is possible to adjust an amount of clean air introduced into the smoke retaining cavity to control a dilution of tobacco smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Inventor: Hideo Nagano
  • Patent number: 4682611
    Abstract: A portable cigarette ash tube consisting of an inner tube and an outer tube jointed in a telescopic manner. The outer tube is connected to a cigarette holder. The inner tube having micro holes for ventilating but capable of preventing the drop of ash. A cone shaped bladed scratcher is provided on the inside bottom wall of the inner tube. The smoker, if he doesn't want to smoke any longer, can retract and turn the inner tube to scratch down the ember end of the cigarette thus extinguishing the cigarette by the cone shaped bladed scratcher. The smoker also can retract the tube completely to block out the ventilating holes and lie down the cigarette when the cigarette is too short to be scratched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Inventor: Wuu Chiu-Rong
  • Patent number: 4637407
    Abstract: A fire safe, environmentally protective cigarette holder for fully enveloping a lit cigarette and in which an internal power source maintains a flow of air to the lit portion and drives the exhaust smoke through a filter before it is vented to the atmosphere, thus filtering products of combustion which are not drawn in by the smoker. Additional filtering means which can include the cigarette itself can be utilized to filter the drawn smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: Cangro Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Bonanno, George Zinonos, Constantin Trantzas
  • Patent number: 4527571
    Abstract: A key chain pipe assembly having a bowl, stem, and storage container which forms a cylinder when assembled in one mode for attaching to a key chain or the like and the parts can be disassembled and reassembled in another mode to form a pipe for smoking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Inventor: Spasa Djukic
  • Patent number: 4413638
    Abstract: A safety cigarette bottle for smoking cigarettes or the like. The bottle provides for safely smoking a cigarette to prevent a potential building fire and provides for clean housekeeping while smoking. The bottle includes a cigarette lighter with lighter chamber for lighting the cigarette. A cigarette holder is slidably mounted in a cigarette chamber for receiving the cigarette therein. An ash tray chamber is releasably attached to the bottom of the cigarette chamber for receiving and removing the cigarette ashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Inventor: Be V. Le