Cigar And Cigarette Holders Patents (Class 131/187)
  • Patent number: 10258080
    Abstract: A smoking apparatus including a substantially hollow stem defining a bore having a bore diameter, the hollow stem including a first end, a second end disposed opposite the first end. A bowl is situated proximate the first end of the hollow stem and is configured to receive smoking product. The smoking apparatus includes a filter holder comprising a filter stop, a retainer lip, and a filter region. The filter stop is disposed between the first and second ends. The retainer lip is defined by the second end of the hollow stem, projects into the hollow stem, and defines a retainer lip opening providing space for fluid communication through the retainer lip. The filter region is disposed between the retainer lip and the filter stop. In some examples, the smoking apparatus includes a filter tool to help extract a compressible filter from the filter holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Randal Barrett
  • Patent number: 10178879
    Abstract: The present invention applies to vape type devices also known as e-cigarettes and e-cigars. In order to expand the acceptable use of Vape type devices, exhalation filtration is offered with a wider bore than the intake bore to permit a more comfortable exhalation. In order to avoid having to carry two devices, a Vape device and a filtration type device, the two are merged into one convenient device for portability, the larger exterior bore device to further act as a stand reducing table top foot print use and provision of the addition of some electronic features included for locating the device, theft avoidance and to electronically certify the user has diligently utilized the filter in public or regulated spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Lawrence F Glaser
  • Patent number: 10123561
    Abstract: A method of producing smoking articles, the method comprising a first step of providing a continuous array of first filter members (42), second filter segments (20) and tubular members (40). A tubular member (40) is provided between each pair of consecutive first filter members (42) and a second filter segment (20) is provided between each first filter member (42) and each tubular member (40). Each second filter segment (20) contains one or more breakable capsules, wherein each breakable capsule comprises an outer shell and an inner core containing an additive. The continuous array of first filter members (42), second filter segments (20) and tubular members (40) is then wrapped with a continuous sheet of plug wrap (44) to form a wrapped filter array, wherein the plug wrap (44) has a basis weight of less than 90 grams per square meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Alen Kadiric
  • Patent number: 10028528
    Abstract: An exhalation smoke filter mask includes an open first end and a perforated second end enclosing a filter assembly. The filter assembly includes a main filter assembly, having at least a carbon filter, and a masking filter assembly, having at least a fabric member infused with volatilizing odorous oils. Exhalation of smoke into the open first end effects filtering of the smoke by action of the carbon filter and malodors are masked by volatilization of odorous oils vented when breath is forced through the filter assembly. Thus secondhand smoke is mitigated, malodors are eliminated, and exhalations of smoke are concealable from bystanders and passersby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Antonino M. Pero, Jason Bagley
  • Patent number: 9924742
    Abstract: A soft atomizer connector fixing structure includes a connector, an atomizing sleeve, a connecting ring, a protection sleeve and an adhesive tape, the connector includes a connecting front end configured to connect the atomizing sleeve and a connecting rear end configured to connect a battery assembly. The connecting front end includes a stepped connecting portion having first and second connecting portions; the second connecting portion is located between the first connecting portion and the connecting rear end, and the first connecting portion has an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the second connecting portion; a limiting groove is provided at one side, connected to the second connecting portion, of the first connecting portion; the atomizing sleeve is sleeved on the first connecting portion; the connecting ring is sleeved on the atomizing sleeve and the second connecting portion; and the protection sleeve is sleeved on the atomizing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9854845
    Abstract: There is provided an elongate aerosol-generating device having at least a portion of its transverse external cross-section defined by a shape having at least five sides. The shape may be polygonal. The cross-sectional shape of the device confers stability against rolling. The elongate aerosol-generating device includes a substrate receiving cavity configured to receive an aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol, a heating element, and a power supply configured to provide power to the heating element. The external shape of the aerosol-generating device may be defined by a housing having at least two separable portions. The external shape may be defined by a polygon having convexly curved faces to minimize perceived misalignments between adjacent housing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio, Laurent Manca
  • Patent number: 9854844
    Abstract: There is provided an elongate aerosol-generating device having a polygonal transverse cross-section. The polygon includes at least six sides. The elongate aerosol-generating device includes a substrate receiving cavity configured to receive an aerosol-forming substrate, a heating element configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate to generate an aerosol, and a power supply configured to provide power to the heating element. In addition, there is provided an aerosol-generating system, including the elongate aerosol-generating device, and a charging device including a cavity having a polygonal transverse cross-section corresponding to the polygonal transverse cross-section of the aerosol-generating device, the cavity being configured to receive the elongate aerosol-generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Patent number: 9801412
    Abstract: A smoking article is formed from two component parts. These parts are a rod comprising an aerosol-forming substrate and a removable cap. The removable cap can be coupled to the rod in two configurations. In a first configuration, the removable cap is coupled to a first end of the rod and a heat source located at or near a second end of the rod heats the aerosol-forming substrate to generate an inhalable aerosol. In a second configuration, the removable cap is coupled to the second end of the rod and at least substantially covers the heat source. The smoking article is arranged in the second configuration for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Christopher John Grant
  • Patent number: 9609895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and related methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for testing components of an aerosol delivery device. For example, a system for testing a control board for an aerosol delivery device may include a control board for an aerosol delivery device and a test apparatus. The test apparatus may provide a test initiation signal to the control board. The control board may execute an onboard diagnostic test to test operation of the control board in response to the test initiation signal. The control board may provide diagnostic information generated based on execution of the onboard diagnostic test to the test apparatus. The test apparatus may determine, based on the diagnostic information, whether the control board is faulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ryan Galloway, Raymond Charles Henry, Jr., Glen Kimsey, Frederic Philippe Ampolini
  • Patent number: 9516895
    Abstract: A deformable additive release component (1) for a smoking article is disclosed, comprising an aperture (8) through which additive may be released, an outer wall section (2), an inner wall section (3) that defines a chamber (10) within which the additive is held and at least one channel (5) between the inner and outer wall sections to allow airflow through the component, wherein the component is configured to transmit a compressive force applied to the outer wall section to the inner wall section and to open the aperture. A filter (25) for a smoking article that comprises said additive release component, and a smoking article (21) that comprises said additive release component or said filter, are also described. Methods of manufacturing the additive release components is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Edward Awty, Charanjit Nandra, Alfred Vincent Spencer, Paul Frobisher, Michael Newnham, Richard Harbutt, Jane Nicholls, Derek Roberts
  • Patent number: 9414627
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette is provided, comprising an outer sleeve and a suction nozzle cap mounted at one end of the outer sleeve; wherein, the suction nozzle cap is sheathed on the outer sleeve, and an inner wall of the suction nozzle cap is located at the outside of an outer wall of the outer sleeve. The suction nozzle cap is sheathed on the outer sleeve, the disassembly of the suction nozzle cap is more convenient, and the structure design of the suction nozzle cap is diversified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9364800
    Abstract: There is provided an aerosol generating device including a storage portion configured to store an aerosol-forming substrate. The device includes a vaporizer configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate, a capillary material configured to convey the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the storage portion towards the vaporizer by capillary action, and a porous material between the capillary material and the vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Flavien Dubief
  • Patent number: 9282768
    Abstract: Cigarette filter rods having individual objects positioned at predetermined intervals therein are prepared by transferring the individual objects from a rotating horizontal pan to a rotating vertical wheel and then depositing the object into a web of filter tow. Each object is positioned within the moving web of tow. The web filter material and the objects positioned within the web are introduced into a rod-forming unit wherein the rod is formed. The rate of feed of the filter tow, the rate of rotation of the horizontal pan and the vertical wheel are controlled relative to one another such that objects are positioned at predetermined intervals along the rod. Cigarette filter elements having well controlled amounts of flavorant contained therein can be made from the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Philip A Deal
  • Patent number: 9259032
    Abstract: The cigarette mouthpiece with filter provides ease in smoking and enables the filtration of harmful substances like nicotine, tar, etc. contained in the cigarette smoke. The cigarette mouthpiece includes a hollow body having a positioning portion inside where the cigarette is fixed and an extension entering the mouth region of the smoker, and a filter with multiple filter holes placed inside of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Fahrettin Atas
  • Publication number: 20150128964
    Abstract: A method for forming a filter rod may include providing a bale of crimped tow band having about 10 denier per filament or greater and about 20,000 total denier or less, the crimped tow band comprising a plurality of cellulose acetate filaments; and placing the crimped tow band in an apparatus so as to form a filter rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bundren, William S. Sanderson, Paul Busby, Edward J. Clark
  • Patent number: 8905039
    Abstract: A device for holding a cigar relative to a supporting object, the device including a receiver adapted to receive the cigar with a loose fit and a clamp for releasably attaching the receiver to the supporting object to hold the cigar at a desired location and in a desired orientation, preferably in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Paul E. Miller
  • 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: 8820329
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to mouth pieces for hookahs. Specifically, this invention relates to a mouth tip for a hookah that is constructed in a manner to allow for the hands free operation of the hookah. Embodiments of the present invention include a mouth tip or mouth piece for a hookah that comprises an oral attachment means configured to allow retention of the mouth piece in the mouth of a user without requiring the use of the hands of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Raed Haider
  • Publication number: 20140202472
    Abstract: In an electronic cigarette of the sort having a housing, a power section, and an atomizer, at least a portion of a first flow stream passes through the atomizer. A mixing valve within the housing has a first input that receives the first flow stream, and a second input receiving a second flow stream (20) that avoids the atomizing element, and an output (34) connected in fluid continuity to the opening in the proximal end, wherein the output conducts a mixture of the first flow stream (25) and the second flow stream (20). The apparatus further includes a regulating element (42) for the mixing valve in order to control a composition of the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SIS Resources, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Levitz, Eyal Peleg
  • Patent number: 8776803
    Abstract: A filter holder used for smoking has a tubular body (12), which includes a socket portion (14) for receiving a cigarette (C) at one end thereof, a dilution chamber (18) located adjacently to the socket portion (14) in the inside, a chamber (22) for containing a charcoal filter (26), a chamber (24) for containing a flavor generation element (32), an annular groove (42) formed in the outer circumferential surface of the body (12), and a plurality of vent holes (44) formed in the bottom of the annular groove (42) and introduces outside air into the dilution chamber (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Masafumi Tarora, Michihiro Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20140048085
    Abstract: An integral cooling and filtering device designed to be fitted on a smoking end of a cigarette or other smoking article is provided to reduce the temperature of smoke produced by combustion of smoking material and to filter the cooled smoke prior to contact with a smoker's mouth. The device is configured with a receptacle to hold a cigarette or like smoking article and a mouthpiece section that directly contacts the smoker's mouth. A cooling section and a filter section are positioned between the receptacle and the mouthpiece section. Temperature reduction of the smoke is provided by a thermionic cooling means. The filter section can include a substantially permanent cleanable filter or a replaceable filter. The mouthpiece section may be a heat-resistant metal, a plastic, or another appropriate mouth contact material, while the receptacle and cooling and filtering sections are preferably formed of a suitable metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Borealis Technical Limited
    Inventor: Borealis Technical Limited
  • Patent number: 8602037
    Abstract: A smoking article includes a monitor monitoring a smoke delivery from a cigarette or a physical quantity correlated with the smoke delivery, a regulating mechanism regulating the smoke delivery, and a control unit controlling the regulating mechanism depending on the smoke delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20130233328
    Abstract: A portable cigarette smoke combustor that can prevent spread of cigarette smoke to the air during smoking is disclosed. The portable cigarette smoke combustor includes: includes: a smoking portion including the first chamber for insertion of a cigarette and a lighter; a cigarette smoke injection portion disposed adjacent to the smoking portion and forming the second chamber for receiving mainstream smoke in the mouth of a smoker; a cigarette smoke combustion portion including a means for combusting cigarette smoke flown into the second chamber; and a sidestream smoke emitting means controlling sidestream smoke generated from the first chamber to flow to the second chamber. The second chamber is preferably formed as a venture pipe, and the first chamber and the second chamber are connected with each other through a neck portion of the venture pipe. As the means for combusting the cigarette smoke in the second chamber, a flame generator using a gas or liquid fuel may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Cheol-Ho Jang
  • Patent number: 8505549
    Abstract: The present invention is a holder and method for using a holder that works with a hand rolled cigarette. A hollow tubular member is utilized having a first end that the user breathes from, and a second end that holds the hand-rolled cigarette. The cigarette is tightly rolled about an elongate steel rod or other stiff member having a diameter that can pass through the hollow tubular member, such that the rod protrudes from the cigarette far enough to be easily grasped by the user. The user inserts the rod through the holder until it passes out the first end, thereby wedging the attached cigarette into the second end of the holder. The second end of the holder preferably has internal threads, and the rod is twisted by the user to further engage the threads by the cigarette end to reliably affix the cigarette to the holder. The rod is then removed, leaving the cigarette firmly in the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Jurado, Stephen Shoemaker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8448646
    Abstract: A novel cigar is provided with an elongated cigar puller device which extends into the interior of the cigar. By removing the cigar puller from the cigar, the tobacco fill material of the cigar is disrupted so as to improve the draw of the cigar. Once the cigar puller is removed from the tobacco fill material, a flavorant and/or aromatic can be infused into the less dense tobacco fill material which is provided upon the removal of the cigar puller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jack B. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20130112214
    Abstract: A method for forming a filter rod may include providing a bale of crimped tow band having about 10 denier per filament or greater and about 20,000 total denier or less, the crimped tow band comprising a plurality of cellulose acetate filaments; and placing the crimped tow band in an apparatus so as to form a filter rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bundren, William S. Sanderson, Paul Busby, Edward J. Clark
  • Patent number: 8302611
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device which functions as a cigarette holder and can reduce the intake of cigarette smoke into the lungs of a user. The holder is substantially tubular and has a first end (14) for mounting a cigarette, the first end having an annular wall (12) with an internal dimension larger than the diameter of the cigarette, the annular wall carrying a plurality of inwardly-directed longitudinal ribs (20) adapted to engage and support the cigarette. Between the ribs are passageways which can allow the flow of air along the outside of the cigarette into the mouth of the user, so that the volume of smoke breathed in by the user can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas J. Rowley
  • Patent number: 8151803
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventor: Michihiro Inagaki
  • Patent number: 8122894
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a container for storing cigarette or cigar ash has a body, a mouthpiece opening with a connection surface, an end section with an igniting and a closure device, a secure and release device, a grip, and a filter. In another embodiment, a container includes an inner tube, a filter, an outer tube, a stopper and a handle, and connecting ends. In yet another embodiment, a disposal receptacle to store ash has a lid and a lower barrel where the lid includes an opening and a plate that covers the opening or exposes it, and all the components are made of non-flammable material including, but not limited to, non-flammable, hard plastic. In another embodiment, a method is disclosed that shows how a person uses the cigarette or cigar container and the disposal receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Penny K Kilpatrick
  • Patent number: 8109276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for filtering tobacco smoke from a cigarette, in particular a filter cigarette, the device comprising a portable housing provided with a combustion space in which the cigarette can burn, a filter unit for filtering the tobacco smoke of a burning cigarette, at least one discharge opening for discharging filtered tobacco smoke and one or more tobacco smoke displacing units for displacing the tobacco smoke via the filter unit to the discharge opening, wherein a mouthpiece is formed on the housing, the mouthpiece comprising a holding unit for holding the cigarette, wherein the holding unit comprises an opening along which the cigarette can be pushed partially into the housing from outside the housing, and the opening is formed to hold the cigarette clampingly in the partially inserted situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Vituva Operations Limited
    Inventor: Marinus Theodorus Franciscus Maria Gidding
  • Publication number: 20110290264
    Abstract: Smokeheld is a smokeless cigarette device, simply place your cigarette into the holder (B), light it and close the door (A). Use the tapered tube end (D) to inhale and the secondary tube (C) to exhale. The encasement (E) holds the interior fan which sucks the smoke through the charcoal filter and into the interior chamber. It is a completely portable device and can be worn using the cord (F) or placed on a table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: George Alexander Carse
  • Publication number: 20110192409
    Abstract: The present invention is a holder and method for using a holder that works with a hand rolled cigarette. A hollow tubular member is utilized having a first end that the user breathes from, and a second end that holds the hand-rolled cigarette. The cigarette is tightly rolled about an elongate steel rod or other stiff member having a diameter that can pass through the hollow tubular member, such that the rod protrudes from the cigarette far enough to be easily grasped by the user. The user inserts the rod through the holder until it passes out the first end, thereby wedging the attached cigarette into the second end of the holder. The second end of the holder preferably has internal threads, and the rod is twisted by the user to further engage the threads by the cigarette end to reliably affix the cigarette to the holder. The rod is then removed, leaving the cigarette firmly in the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Jurado, Stephen Shoemaker, JR.
  • Patent number: 7987858
    Abstract: A tobacco product is formed by rolling a sheet of material supplied by a roll or rolls (e.g. moistened tobacco leaves) and/or homogenized sheet tobacco about a slit mandrel to form a shaped tube. The shaped tube is then packaged for shipment to an end user or consumer. The shaped tube remains in the rolled, shaped tube form inside the package. After the shaped tube is removed from the package, a consumer can fill the tube with crushed tobacco leaves or other tobacco filler material of a favorite blend, thereby eliminating some steps in the making of a “roll-your-own” tobacco product. A liquid can be added to the sheet or to the finished tube to moisturize same. The liquid can include flavoring. The tubes are unfilled when packaged and sent to a consumer/end user in tube form so that they have a “memory” that helps hold a tubular cigar shape after they are filled with selected tobacco fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Sinclair, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7946293
    Abstract: A lighter for a smoking article is provided, which includes a body having a distal body portion and a proximal body portion; an ignition element disposed in the distal portion; a smoking article engagement structure disposed in the proximal body portion; a part of the proximal body portion that is configured for exerting a vacuum upon a smoking article retained by the smoking article engagement structure; and an exhaust port in fluid communication with the part of the proximal body portion that is configured for exerting a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Anthony Richard Gerardi
  • Patent number: 7762266
    Abstract: A multipurpose cigar tool is provided that is able to be carried in the pocket of a user. The tool includes a number of implements moveable between closed and open positions in a recess of a base and outwardly of the bases respectively. The implements include a cigar gripping implement that functions as a cigarstand, a scissors for cutting a cigar, a cigar bandslicer that also includes a bottle opener, and a cigar poker that includes a screwdriver end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Effective Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Strasheim
  • Publication number: 20100139673
    Abstract: A device for holding a cigar relative to a supporting object, the device including a receiver adapted to receive the cigar with a loose fit and a clamp for releasably attaching the receiver to the supporting object to hold the cigar at a desired location and in a desired orientation, preferably in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Paul E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20090314299
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a container for storing cigarette or cigar ash has a body, a mouthpiece opening with a connection surface, an end section with an igniting and a closure device, a secure and release device, a grip, and a filter. In another embodiment, a container includes an inner tube, a filter, an outer tube, a stopper and a handle, and connecting ends. In yet another embodiment, a disposal receptacle to store ash has a lid and a lower barrel where the lid includes an opening and a plate that covers the opening or exposes it, and all the components are made of non-flammable material including, but not limited to, non-flammable, hard plastic. In another embodiment, a method is disclosed that shows how a person uses the cigarette or cigar container and the disposal receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Penny K. Kilpatrick
  • Publication number: 20090293891
    Abstract: A lighter for a smoking article is provided, which includes a body having a distal body portion and a proximal body portion; an ignition element disposed in the distal portion; a smoking article engagement structure disposed in the proximal body portion; a part of the proximal body portion that is configured for exerting a vacuum upon a smoking article retained by the smoking article engagement structure; and an exhaust port in fluid communication with the part of the proximal body portion that is configured for exerting a vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony Richard Gerardi
  • Patent number: 7624739
    Abstract: A device for minimizing cigarette sidestream smoke and reducing free-burn rate of a burning cigarette is disclosed. The device comprises a non-combustible tubular element encasing an effective length of a tobacco charge of a cigarette located in the tubular element. The tubular element minimizes sidestream smoke emission from a burning tobacco charge and reduces free-burn rate of such burning tobacco charge to increase the number of puffs from the burning tobacco charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.
    Inventors: Stanislav M. Snaidr, Larry Bowen, Warren A. Brackmann
  • Patent number: 7530357
    Abstract: A cigarette or cigar is contained within an enclosure. The enclosure comprises filters that reduce tar output to the surrounding atmosphere. The device has a mouthpiece that collects and introduces additional oxygen into smoke prior to the smoke being ingested by the smoker, thereby reducing levels of carbon monoxide, and oxidizing components of the tar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Theodore C. Edwards, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7481226
    Abstract: A method for analysing cigarette smoking, which includes equipping a smoker with a portable assembly including a cigarette holder equipped with a detector to detect smoking-related parameters and a processor connected to the detectors. The processing module includes memory with date/time recording of the detected parameters and transfer devices for transferring data related to these parameters. A smoking test is performed during which the smoker equipped with the assembly smokes cigarettes with the cigarette holder over a period of time. Real-time detection is performed by the detectors and the results are stored so as to obtain a smoking profile specific to the smoker over the time period. The above data is then transferred to a processing center including a smoking machine, and the smoking machine is controlled using the transferred data so as to obtain the mechanical reproduction (duplication) of smoking in accordance with the smoking profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Societe Nationale d'Exploitation Industrielle des, Tabecs et Allumettes
    Inventor: Georges Cholet
  • Publication number: 20080276946
    Abstract: A smoking product of a cigarette type which can be made quickly and personally and can be filled with any amount and type of tobacco according to the smoker's will.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Gregory Desmond
  • Publication number: 20080257368
    Abstract: A smoking machine is disclosed for the automatic smoking of a smoking article. The smoking machine (10) includes a flexible seal (30) for occluding holes (40) in the smoking article (28) while the smoking article is smoked. This can allow “intensive” smoking tests to be carried out by occluding filter holes (40) in the smoking article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Ronald Frederick Wilson, Timothy James Peter Mason, Philip Keith Jarman, Ian Francis Tindall
  • Publication number: 20080257365
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to devices for securely holding elongated objects, such as cigars, above the ground. Generally, a device in accordance with the present invention includes an elongated shaft with ground-piercing means, and a cradle which resembles a golf club head coupled to the upper end of the elongated shaft. The cradle's two interior surfaces define a cavity capable of securely retaining objects such as cigars, cigarettes, sunglasses, and other items needing to be stowed by a golfer on a golf course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: John Nicastro, Tom Tracy
  • Publication number: 20080230076
    Abstract: The present invention provides a smoke filter material, a filter and cigarettes with the filter, as well as methods for their manufacture. The filter material substantially is of an organic material and comprises covalently bound active thiol groups substantially free of complexing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: WICK, IMMUNOLOGISCHE DIAGNOSTICK U. BERATUNG KG
    Inventors: Georg Wick, David Bernhard
  • Publication number: 20080216850
    Abstract: A smoking article having an unfiltered tobacco rod, a connector attach to the tobacco rod and a mouthpiece. The connector includes a cavity, a transverse partition within the cavity, the transverse partition having at least one orifice, and a plurality of ventilation passages positioned around an outer periphery of the connector. Each of the plurality of ventilation passages includes an inlet and an outlet to provide ventilation to the cavity. The mouthpiece is adapted to attach to a downstream end of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: San Li, Michael S. Braunshteyn, Raquel M. Olegario, Rowland W. Dwyer, Richard Jupe, Charles L. Gawaroski
  • Publication number: 20080142025
    Abstract: A finished tobacco product is formed by a set of pre-rolled sheets. In one embodiment a form casing is used which includes at least two portions—a non-smokable portion along with a container portion which includes tobacco filler material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Daniel S. Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20080047570
    Abstract: A tobacco taster comprising an inner tube and an outer tube, the inner tube having a slightly smaller diameter than the outer tube, so that inner tube slides into outer tube with a frictional fit, inner tube having a hole, a basket shaped screen having a lip, the screen fitting into the hole in the inner tube, the lip of the screen overlapping the edge of hole, the outer tube having a hole, so that when the inner tube and the outer tube are connected by sliding the outer tube over the inner tube, the two holes are concentric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen R. Plank
  • Patent number: 7287531
    Abstract: A method of making a smoking product of a cigarette type which can be quickly and personally made in one minute and can be filled with any amount and type of tobacco according to the smoker's will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventor: Gregory Desmond
  • Patent number: 7080649
    Abstract: A cigarett holder has a mouthpiece, a cotton filter, a main pipe, and a filter column. The mouthpiece has a distal periphery flange, a head portion, an inner tube having a through hole, and an enlarged hole communicating with the through hole. The main pipe has a first chamber, a second chamber, an inner click portion, an inner tank, a center hole, and an insertion end inserted in the enlarged hole of the mouthpiece. The cotton filter is inserted in the second chamber of the main pipe. The filter column has an end flange, a recess hole, a vent hole communicating with the recess hole, an annular flange, and a distal pillar. The filter column is inserted in a middle portion of the main pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: Hui-Ju Hcu