Tubes Patents (Class 131/191)
  • Patent number: 10624391
    Abstract: An atomizing assembly has an inhaler, an atomizing assembly and an atomizing core. The atomizing assembly has a shell. The atomizing core joins with the shell. The shell has a gas flow passage and a liquid storage cavity which encircles the gas flow passage and serves for liquid storage. The atomizing core has a core body, an exhaust tube and an atomizing element. The core body is provided with an atomizing cavity, and the exhaust tube is disposed at a gas outlet. The atomizing element is disposed within the atomizing cavity and is used for liquid atomization; at least a part of the exhaust tube extends into the gas flow passage, and a through hole or a gap communicates with the interior of the exhaust tube. The gas flow passage is disposed on the sidewall of the exhaust tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10548346
    Abstract: A smoking pen device is disclosed. An example smoking pen device includes a stem having an inlet end and an outlet end. The example smoking pen device also includes a first end piece connecting to the inlet end of the stem, the first end piece configured to receive a coil heated by electric current to combust a smoking product in the first end piece. The example smoking pen device also includes a second end piece on the outlet end of the stem. A gas or vapor from combustion of the smoking product flows from the first end piece through the stem and out of the second end piece. In an example, the second end piece is a mouth piece. In another example, the second end piece is configured to fit into an inlet port on a water pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Clear Creek Cannons LLC
    Inventor: Michael Jason Wrobel
  • Patent number: 10492525
    Abstract: A vial for packing a substance to be smoked from the vial and a method of manufacturing the vial, the method of manufacturing including providing a glass vial, the glass vial having a first end portion and a second end portion connected by a tubular portion having a hollow interior, the first end portion being open and the second end portion being closed; applying heat to a section of the tubular portion to heat the section of the tubular portion; applying a pressure around the heated section of the tubular portion to collapse the section of the tubular portion into the hollow interior of the tubular portion; pressing the first end portion and the second end portion together until an exterior surface of the tubular portion surrounding the collapsed section is level with a remaining exterior surface of the tubular portion; and forming an opening in the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: R.Y.L. INC.
    Inventor: Suk Hwan Ou
  • Patent number: 10285441
    Abstract: A novel lipid concentrate vaporizer apparatus comprises an elongate hollow tubular upper portion including an opening at one end, a lower portion including a bulbous closed second end, a solid stem extending away from the bulbous portion and a solid heating tip formed at the end of the stem. The upper and lower portions share a wall thickness and the bulbous end includes one or more air intake holes formed at a position above the stem and when the tip is heated to a temperature to vaporize and not combust the lipid concentrate contained in a vessel having a specific shape, the tip makes contact with the lipid concentrate and the resulting vapor is drawn into the upper portion via the holes by a user creating suction and inhaling at the opening at the one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Thomas Poss
  • Patent number: 10136679
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes a housing, an oven positioned within the housing and adapted to heat a substance to generate a vapor from the substance, the oven comprising oven sides and an oven lid seat adjacent a surface of the housing, the oven lid seat comprising oven lid seat sides positioned at angles with respect to each other so that they are not parallel to each other, an external mouthpiece opening, a vapor channel in fluid communication with the external mouthpiece opening and the oven, and an oven lid pivotally attached to the housing and pivotable between a closed position in which sides of the oven lid align with the oven lid seat sides, and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Skapa Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus J. Shotey, Joseph Velasquez, Daniel Allen
  • Patent number: 10064430
    Abstract: A smoking article, especially a smoking article in the form of a replaceable cartridge, pellet, or capsule for a water-pipe, includes a body of smoking material, such as tobacco or the like, and a heat source provided in the body for heating the smoking material, wherein the smoking article defines an airflow path for air to be heated by the heat source and to pass through the body of smoking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: JT International S.A.
    Inventor: Yilmaz Ugurhan
  • Patent number: 9350178
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device for protecting rechargeable power supply of electronic cigarette. Wherein such device comprises a rechargeable power supply module, a microcontroller, a semiconductor switch and an interface module configured to connect a charging unit. The interface module comprises a first charging terminal and a second charging terminal. The microcontroller comprises an input end and an output end. The power supply module is connected to the microcontroller and supplies electric power to it. The input end and the output end of the microcontroller is connected to the interface module and the semiconductor switch respectively, and the microcontroller detects a voltage signal of the first charging terminal, judges whether an electric level of the voltage signal is positive or negative and sends a control signal to the semiconductor switch for controlling the semiconductor switch to be ON or OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang
  • Patent number: 9179710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Hookah otherwise known as a water pipe or Nargile. The hookah is used to smoke tobacco or other herbs that are heated using a hot charcoal. With multiple tobacco bowls, this hookah allows the user to consume a mixture of smoke from different flavored tobaccos. The various bowls are independent from each other and spaced apart so that the heat from one does not affect the others. The spacing of the bowls also protects the user from burn injuries while replacing the tobacco or charcoal in each bowl. The smoke from each bowl is directed into a stem tube where it is mixed before being filtered and cooled by water in preparation for consumption. Each tobacco bowl can be connected to a flow control device that allows the user to fine tune the amount of smoke from each bowl and achieve the preferred flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Inhale, Inc.
    Inventor: Rani A. Chaoui
  • Patent number: 9078473
    Abstract: The present invention describes articles, such as smoking articles, that can provide an inhalable substance in a form suitable for inhalation by a consumer. The article comprises a cartridge with an inhalable substance medium therein, control housing that includes an electrical energy source and an electrical power source, and a heating member that may be located in either the cartridge or the control housing. The control housing further may include puff-actuated current actuation components and current regulation components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Steven L. Worm, David G. Christopherson, Stephen Benson Sears, Dennis Lee Potter, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Balager Ademe
  • Publication number: 20150059778
    Abstract: A smoking pipe that is puffed on by a user and holds tobacco that is lit by the user using a lighter. The pipe includes a stem and a bowl. The stem is puffed on by the user. The bowl extends from the stem, and holds the tobacco to be lit by the user using the lighter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Scott T. Irvin
  • Patent number: 8967153
    Abstract: A glass cigarette with an elongate hollow tubular borosilicate glass member. The glass member has a first open ended cylindrical smoking material retaining portion, a second cylindrical smoke cooling passage portion and a third tapered tubular mouthpiece portion. A restrictor portion joins the first portion to the second portion. The third tapered portion is contiguous with and fixed to the second portion. The mouthpiece is open ended at the tapered end. A preferred embodiment includes the overall length of the glass cigarette is approximately 106 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Nam Hoang, Eric Tang
  • Patent number: 8955521
    Abstract: A smoking apparatus is disclosed herein for use in the consumption of liquefied herbs or resins. The invention utilizes a thermal tip with an orifice disposed therein, wherein the thermal tip is heated by an external heat source. Once heated, the thermal tip may glow due to the existence of thermal radiation emitting visible light. The tip is thereafter touched to the material to be consumed and the material is vaporized and drawn through the smoking apparatus. The smoking apparatus thereafter utilizes two offset reservoirs, connected by an air passageway in a series, where the reservoirs are separated by an s-shaped curve. The reservoirs in such a configuration with substantially trap large droplets of oil or resin, which improves the consumption and overall smoking experience. The reservoirs further cool the air before it is drawn into the lungs of the user, which also increases the enjoyment of the smoking experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jeremy Hanson
  • Publication number: 20150020819
    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: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Randal Barrett
  • Publication number: 20140360513
    Abstract: A cigar shaped pipe, ideally made from premium materials such as briar, yet designed to be low cost to manufacture. The device uses a comparatively thin-walled combustion chamber, which both keeps material costs to a minimum, as well as an in-line reverse Calabash chamber to reduce the temperature and moisture of the smoke. In some embodiments, the pipe will further use an end cap, ether for pipe storage or during smoking This optional end-cap will ideally be made of the same materials as the main pipe body, and thus will have similar thermal expansion properties, as well as having the same beneficial combustion chamber properties. This end cap may utilize O-rings or screw threads to hold the pipe's end cap onto position, thus enabling easy loading and cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher D. Morgan
  • 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: 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: 8794244
    Abstract: Electronic Rechargeable Smoking Unit is a fully self-contained device for smoking tobacco. The Unit uses an electrically heated element in addition to oxygen that is induced by inhalation on the Unit to combust the tobacco that is placed within the chamber. No oxygen can be induced without the user inhaling through the mouthpiece. Therefore, the tobacco only burns whilest the user is inhaling resulting in all the smoke from the tobacco passing through the lungs of the user. There is a replaceable/reusable filter placed between the burn chamber and the mouthpiece. The Unit also comes with a hose that can be attached to the mouthpiece as an extension tube. The mouthpiece of the hose contains a switch to control the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Meeting Room LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Hammel, Martin Weiss
  • Publication number: 20130269716
    Abstract: A glass cigarette with an elongate hollow tubular borosilicate glass member. The glass member has a first open ended cylindrical smoking material retaining portion, a second cylindrical smoke cooling passage portion and a third tapered tubular mouthpiece portion. A restrictor portion joins the first portion to the second portion. The third tapered portion is contiguous with and fixed to the second portion. The mouthpiece is open ended at the tapered end. A preferred embodiment includes the overall length of the glass cigarette is approximately 106 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Nam Hoang, Eric Tang
  • Patent number: 8534295
    Abstract: A linear pipe adapted to selectively receive a desired smoking substance and contain said substance in a smoldering/smoking state such that a user can selectively smoke the substance. In some embodiments the pipe can include a retaining cap adapted to further contain the smoking substance. In some embodiments the exterior of the linear pipe can include various adornments to effect a desired appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Martin T. Gonsalves
  • Patent number: 8424537
    Abstract: A vaporizing device with two concentric tubes for volatizing and inhaling one or more constituents of various vaporizable substances, such as medicines and plant materials. Devices may be successfully operated using the flame from a standard butane cigarette lighter or the like as the sole heat source. Concentric tubes, an inner tube with two open ends and an outer tube with one closed end provide a serpentine pathway for an airflow. An additional embodiment of the device provides a substitute for a standard slider-bowl allowing for the conversion of a standard water pipe into a vaporizing device. Other embodiments allow for vaporization of cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Joshua Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20120318283
    Abstract: A flavor inhalation pipe includes a hollow cylindrical pipe body (10), a tobacco cartridge (12) accommodated, as a flavor generation cartridge, in the pipe body (10), a mouthpiece (30) coupled to the tobacco cartridge (12) and projecting from the pipe body (10), and a coupling device (40) coupling the pipe body (10) and the mouthpiece (30) to each other. The coupling device (40) has a coupling position in which the mouthpiece (30) is pressed against the pipe body (10) with a predetermined urging force to elastically coupled the two, and a release position which is assumed after the mouthpiece (30) in the coupling position is pushed into the pipe body (10) and then rotated and in which the coupling of the mouthpiece (30) to the pipe body (10) is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Tomoichi WATANABE, Shinji ISHII
  • Publication number: 20120305009
    Abstract: A cigar shaped pipe, ideally made from premium materials such as briar, yet designed to be low cost to manufacture. The device uses a comparatively thin-walled combustion chamber, which both keeps material costs to a minimum, and also enables a comparatively simple and easy to manufacture design. In a preferred embodiment, the pipe will not use metal parts or clips, but rather will use an end cap that is made of the same materials as the main pipe body, and thus will have similar thermal expansion properties, as well as having the same beneficial combustion chamber properties. This end cap utilizes a unique O-ring design to hold the pipe's end cap onto position, thus enabling easy loading and cleaning. This design also helps to prevent pipe cracking problems and loose part problems that can otherwise occur (due to differential thermal expansion) when metal parts are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher D. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8251072
    Abstract: A wrapper is fabricated of a biodegradable burnable material. The wrapper is in a generally cylindrical configuration. The wrapper has front and rear ends. In this manner a major chamber is formed. A bowl is fabricated of a biodegradable burnable material. The bowl has a peripheral edge. The bowl is attached to the wrapper adjacent to the front end of the wrapper. The bowl forms a minor chamber within the major chamber. The bowl extends interiorly of the wrapper. A quantity of smokable material is inserted into the bowl. In this manner the smokable material is lit and smoked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Scott D. Zepp
  • Publication number: 20120186592
    Abstract: A filtered, tubular smoking device having an externally accessible single dose bowl at one end and a mouthpiece at an opposing end. A longitudinal bore connects the bowl to the mouthpiece to enable smoke generated from the combustion of smoking material in the bowl to be inhaled. The tubular member is made up of a mouthpiece portion removeably engaged to a shank portion. The mouthpiece portion is provided with a chamber coaxial with the longitudinal bore and having an increased diameter over that of the bore in order to sealingly receive a filter therein. The filter is compressed longitudinally and thereby expanded radially to ensure a sealed engagement in the chamber. However, the filter may removed, discarded and replaced by disengaging the mouthpiece portion from the shank portion in order to gain access to the filter chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: David Schleider
  • Publication number: 20120160251
    Abstract: Electronic Rechargeable Smoking Unit is a fully self-contained device for smoking tobacco. The Unit uses an electrically heated element in addition to oxygen that is induced by inhalation on the Unit to combust the tobacco that is placed within the chamber. No oxygen can be induced without the user inhaling through the mouthpiece. Therefore, the tobacco only burns whilst the user is inhaling resulting in all the smoke from the tobacco passing through the lungs of the user. There is a replaceable/reusable filter placed between the burn chamber and the mouthpiece. The Unit also comes with a hose that can be attached to the mouthpiece as an extension tube. The mouthpiece of the hose contains a switch to control the circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Jeff Hammel, Martin Weiss
  • Patent number: 8157918
    Abstract: Cigarettes are provided which contain a filtering system and flavorants encapsulated with polyvinyl acetate, wherein deactivation of a sorbent by the flavorant is reduced through the encapsulation of the flavorant within the polyvinyl acetate. A preferred flavorant is menthol. The encapsulated flavorants are prepared by mixing at least one flavorant with polyvinyl acetate and a solvent, such as ethanol, and forming the encapsulated flavorants. Methods of making cigarettes and smoking the articles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrike Becker, Tony Howell, Lixin Xue, Georgios D. Karles, Jay A Fournier
  • 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: 20120060853
    Abstract: A smoking article may include a cigarette incorporated within an electrically powered aerosol generating device that acts as a holder for that cigarette. The smoking article possesses at least one form of tobacco. The smoking article also possesses a mouth-end piece that is used by the smoker to inhale components of tobacco that are generated by the action of heat upon components of the cigarette. A representative smoking article possesses an outer housing incorporating a source of electrical power (e.g., a battery), a sensing mechanism for powering the device at least during periods of draw, and a heating device (e.g., at least one electrical resistance heating element) for forming a thermally generated aerosol that incorporates components of tobacco. During use, the cigarette is positioned within the device, and after use, the used cigarette is removed from the device and replaced with another cigarette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: John Howard Robinson, David William Griffith, JR., Billy Tyrone Conner, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Dempsey Bailey Brewer, JR.
  • Patent number: 7997280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hand-operated and portable vaporizing device that, through the application of heat, successfully volatilizes one or more constituents of various vaporizable substances, such as medicines, cigarettes, and plant materials, for the purpose of inhaling these volatilized constituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Joshua Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 7921856
    Abstract: A cigarette casing for independent making of a Russian cigarette by a smoker or for bulk production. The casing of the Russian cigarette has an empty mouthpiece and a connected empty envelope and at least a part of the cavity of which is intended for the allocation of the smoking material. It contains a separating partition selectively penetrable for the smoke, installed so that at least a part of the cavity of the mouthpiece could be detached from at least a part of the cavity of the envelope, and so that it is possible to overlap at least a part of a cross section of the cavity of the mouthpiece. Its design impedes minor changes in the composition of the smoke, the penetration of the particles of the smoking material located in the cavity of the envelope into the cavity of the mouthpiece while filling the casing with the smoking material and into the mouth of the smoker during smoking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventors: Yuriy Sergeyevich Bilivitin, Oleg Anatoliyevich Grinevskyy
  • Publication number: 20110005533
    Abstract: A mold for a smoking device comprises an insertable member removably connected to a body portion. The body portion generally comprises an elongated, preferably cylindrical tube having an open end and a closed end wherein a central axis extends along the axial length of the tube. The insertable member comprises an elongated member having a first end opposite a second end disposed along an axis and a cap portion extending radially outward around the first end. The body portion is filled with a liquid molding medium, such as water, and the insertable member is securely fastened to the body portion. The mold is exposed to a temperature change such that the molding medium changes phase from a liquid state to a solid state. The molded smoking product is removed from the mold and can be used for the user's benefit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas J. Evans
  • Publication number: 20100206319
    Abstract: A personal smoke filter or smoke trap includes a hollow tube having an input opening to receive the smoke exhaled by a user, and an exit opening. The tube contains a paper filter; a first fiber filter; a carbon filter; and a second fiber filter. The fiber may be polyester. The smoke passes through the filters and out the exit opening, thereby filtering the smoke. Also included are end caps to seal the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Gregg Gorski
  • Publication number: 20100078035
    Abstract: A self-extinguishing pipe is described for use with tobacco or other smoking material. The pipe is made in three parts; a body, depth control, and the bowl. The end piece includes a bowl for the tobacco or other smoking material at one end which has an adjustable base and locking mechanism for changing the depth of the bowl. The three-part construction and adjustable base facilitate cleaning of the pipe and removal of ash without needing additional tools. The depth of the bowl is adjusted by rotating the bowl piece in relation to the base of the pipe, like the “nut and bolt” concept. A bore throughout the body of the pipe and the components of the end piece communicate with each other. Together they form an air passage from the smoking material to the mouth end of the pipe. This allows smoke to be drawn in to the user's mouth and the depth of the bowl to be controlled at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Dave Erickson, Bray Wright
  • Patent number: 7650889
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Tobacco Tasters, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen R. Plank
  • Publication number: 20090235939
    Abstract: A linear pipe adapted to selectively receive a desired smoking substance and contain said substance in a smoldering/smoking state such that a user can selectively smoke the substance. In some embodiments the pipe can include a retaining cap adapted to further contain the smoking substance. In some embodiments the exterior of the linear pipe can include various adornments to effect a desired appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Martin T. Gonsalves
  • Publication number: 20090056728
    Abstract: A smokeless smoker comprising an outer member having a plurality of chambers. A filter member within a first chamber filters and removes smoke. A second chamber houses a cigarette and an insulation member to retain heat from the cigarette being smoked. A removeable mouthpiece engageable over one end has an opening through which smoke and air may be drawn. An ignition area at the opposite end includes apertures through which air and fire can be drawn to light a cigarette. A mesh or screen covering facilitates filtered exhaled air exiting the outer member. A first valve mechanism at one end allows air to enter when open and a user inhales through the mouthpiece and is closed during exhaling through the mouthpiece. Another valve mechanism at a second end is closed when a user inhales through the mouthpiece and opens for filtered air to pass through upon exhaling through the mouthpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Baker
  • 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: 7415982
    Abstract: A smokeless pipe for the ingestion of tobacco products which includes an elongated hollow member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a length therebetween. The elongated hollow member includes a constricted portion along its length to retain the tobacco products within, a first opening to enable a user to draw from, a fill port to enable a user to fill the hollow member with the tobacco products, and a bulbous chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Timothy B. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 7404405
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hookah containment device that allows a user to smoke a prepared hookah while engaging in foot traffic. A portable hookah system includes a hookah and the hookah containment device tailored to mate with the hookah in a fashion to vertically stabilize the hookah during turbulent locomotion. The hookah containment device includes a sidewall adapted to form an interference fit with a hookah base, or includes within a receiving chamber means for releasably attaching the hookah within the interior of the hookah containment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Mya Saray, LLC
    Inventor: Nizar Youssef Mehio
  • Publication number: 20080163877
    Abstract: A smoking article having a cylinder of smoking material and a central tube within the cylinder of the smoking material wherein heat is convectively transferred with smoke from a lit end of the cylinder of smoking material through the central tube to a mouth end of the cylinder of smoking material in each puff. A filter system is attached to the cylinder of smoking material, and includes a plurality of segments, wherein at least one of the plurality of segments contains flavorant and aerosol forming agents encapsulated in at least one breakable capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Shuzhong Zhuang, Georgios D. Karles, Raquel M. Olegario
  • Patent number: 7387129
    Abstract: A device that sucks small quantities of air through a lit cigar in order to maintain sufficient oxygen flow to prevent the cigar from going out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Rascals, Rogues and Rapscallions
    Inventors: H. Michael Moscherosch, Emma M. Moscherosch
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080017203
    Abstract: Pre-formed cigarette tubes are provided in an automated fashion. Cigarettes containing a filler material are manufactured according to known methods and transferred to an apparatus for removing the filler material. The filler material within each resulting cigarette is removed therefrom. Optionally, the filler material may be recycled to the beginning of the process. The resulting pre-formed cigarette tubes are collected. At a later time, the hollow regions of those pre-formed tubes can be filled with tobacco cut filler in order to provide finished cigarettes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Smith Fagg, Dennis Lee Potter, Vernon Brent Barnes
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040200487
    Abstract: A smoking product of cigarette type which is proposed 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: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory Desmond
  • Publication number: 20040163658
    Abstract: A modular smoking apparatus includes a plenum having a substantially vertical dry smoke aperture and a wet smoke aperture disposed substantially parallel to the dry smoke aperture. An upper end of a down tube may be inserted into a lower end of the dry smoke aperture and a lower end of an intermediate tube may be inserted into an upper end of the dry smoke aperture. An upper end of the intermediate tube may be inserted into a the lower end of a burner. A lower end of the plenum may be inserted into an upper end of the base. The base may contain a fluid submerging a lower end of the down tube. The intermediate tube, the dry smoke aperture, and the down tube may form a conduit for dry smoke from the burner to the base, and the wet smoke aperture may form a conduit for wet smoke from the base to a hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Nizar Youssef Mehio
  • Patent number: 6748955
    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: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.
    Inventors: Stanislav M. Snaidr, Larry Bowen, Warren A. Brackmann
  • Patent number: 6601586
    Abstract: A smoker's pipe comprises a tubular member having a tobacco-retaining concavity at the front end. A plurality of evenly spaced cutting teeth form the edge of the concavity, such that a supply of tobacco can be cut for retention in the concavity. An opening extends from the bottom of the concavity to the rear end of the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Mark Herrick
  • 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: 6536441
    Abstract: A composite cigar portable structure includes a cigar tube, an end cap, a connecting tube, an elastic plate, a retaining ring, a combination member, and a lighter. Thus, the composite cigar portable structure may contain a cigar tube for receiving the cigar, and a lighter for lighting the cigar. In addition, the cigar tube may be used individually to receive the cigar, and the lighter may also be used individually, thereby enhancing the versatility of the composite cigar portable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Chin-Chung Chuan