With Igniter Or Scratching Surface Patents (Class 131/249)
  • Patent number: 8171940
    Abstract: A rotary cutter assembly for a lighter comprises a lighter body which is defined with a receiving groove in an outer periphery thereof. A rotary plate is pivoted to the receiving groove in such a manner that the rotary plate can be rotated within the receiving groove. In the receiving groove is disposed a push pole, and on the rotary plate is provided an annular cutter. When the rotary plate is closed, the push pole is inserted in the annular cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Chin-Chung Chuan
  • Patent number: 8091557
    Abstract: The device consists of a first container body (1) with a lighter for a cigarette and a housing seat (2) having a size suitable to house a cigarette and it further has a container body (8) to extinguish the cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Pierpaolo Cortesi
  • Publication number: 20100269840
    Abstract: A rotary cutter assembly for a lighter comprises a lighter body which is defined with a receiving groove in an outer periphery thereof. A rotary plate is pivoted to the receiving groove in such a manner that the rotary plate can be rotated within the receiving groove. In the receiving groove is disposed a push pole, and on the rotary plate is provided an annular cutter. When the rotary plate is closed, the push pole is inserted in the annular cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Chung CHUAN
  • Publication number: 20100065074
    Abstract: A cigar splitter comprises: a housing having two open ends, an inside wall and outside surface, and a long axis, wherein the open ends are in line with each other permitting a cigar to be inserted through one end and out the other. A blade is attached to the inside of the housing, the blade oriented for cutting an outer sheath of the cigar as the cigar is inserted through one end of the splitter housing and out the other end. An apparatus for lighting and splitting a cigar comprising a cigar splitter as described above and can maintain active and inactive configurations of the splitter for safety of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Young Jin Lee, Young Min Lee
  • Patent number: 7497684
    Abstract: A combination wick cutter and lighter includes a tube connected to a handle with an opening in the end of the tube into which a wick may be received vertically along a tube longitudinal axis. When the wick is in the opening, the user moves an actuator to cut the wick and further moves the actuator to ignite the wick. Because the tube is advanced vertically, a candle wick in a candle holder with high sides relative to the position of the wick may be trimmed and lit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventor: Latina Storms
  • Publication number: 20080308116
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a cigar accessory tray that comprises a candle, a candle holder, a plurality of wooden sticks, a wooden stick holder, and a cutting tool. In some embodiments, the cigar accessory tray further comprises an ashtray with which the cigar accessory tray may nest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Randall Francis Denman
  • Publication number: 20080202535
    Abstract: A cigar cutter and lighter storage housing for cutting off a mouthy end of a cigar is disclosed. The housing has a body with a compartment located in an upper end for receiving a disposable lighter and an elastic membrane which removably secures the lighter within the body. A cutter element is secured in a base end of the ellipsoidal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: THEODORE B. STOKES, AMANDA BROOKE CHILSON, JOSE ANGEL VALENZUELA
  • Patent number: 6875013
    Abstract: A combination lighter having dual cutting assemblies for severing the end of a cigar and punching a hole therein is disclosed. The device includes a lighter body which supports a lighter mechanism, a first cutting assembly, and a second cutting assembly. The first cutting assembly may be a guillotine style cutter having a housing which supports a moveable blade. The first cutting assembly is moveable between a closed position adjacent the lighter body, and an open position where it extends from the lighter body. The second cutting assembly may be a punch style cutter having a tubular-shaped body and a cutting end for cutting an opening in the end of a cigar. The second cutting assembly may be moveable between a retracted position, where the cutting end is substantially flush with an end of the lighter body, and an operative position where the cutting end extends from the lighter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Patent number: 6732741
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighter comprising a body and an end portion having a hinged connection with the body. The body includes a recess at its lower end. The end portion includes a cigar cutter, comprising an elongated generally tubular blade, extending from a surface of the end portion. The end portion is movable between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the cutter extends within the recess and is not exposed. In the open position, the cutter does not extend into the recess. The lighter may also comprise a retainer comprising a leaf spring attached to the lower end of the body, and a slot within the end portion. In the closed position, the leaf spring is received within the slot, retaining the end portion in the closed position. Also, a lighter fuel inlet valve extends from the body and is within the recess thereof. The inlet valve is accessible through a channel in the end portion when the end portion is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Publication number: 20030062055
    Abstract: A lighter including a scissors is provided. In a preferred embodiment the scissors is pivotably secured to a surface of the lighter body. In a folded configuration the scissors is flush with the lighter body and safely stowed within a compartment of the lighter body. In an unfolded configuration, the scissors is pivoted from the folded configuration and adapted for cutting cigars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventor: Keith K.H. Park
  • Patent number: 6527545
    Abstract: This invention provides cutter/lighter combination devices wherein the cutter is equipped with a blade attached to a holder that moves on a track. The end of the blade holder distal from the blade edge protrudes from a notch in the side of the case. When the protruding portion of the blade carrier is pushed forward in the direction of the case, the blade moves forward across the aperture to cut any object which has been inserted into the aperture. The blade edge may be any shape, so long as the cutting edge is not present in the aperture in the absence of pressure on the blade carrier to force the blade edge to move the blade across the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: David W. Cook
  • Patent number: 6298856
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighter comprising a body and an end portion having a hinged connection with the body. The body includes a recess at its lower end. The end portion includes a cigar cutter, comprising an elongated generally tubular blade, extending from a surface of the end portion. The end portion is movable between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the cutter extends within the recess and is not exposed. In the open position, the cutter does not extend into the recess. The lighter may also comprise a retainer comprising a leaf spring attached to the lower end of the body, and a slot within the end portion. In the closed position, the leaf spring is received within the slot, retaining the end portion in the closed position. Also, a lighter fuel inlet valve extends from the body and is within the recess thereof. The inlet valve is accessible through a channel in the end portion when the end portion is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Promethus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith K. Park
  • Patent number: 6295991
    Abstract: A cigar cutter and lighter storage device for cutting off an end of a cigar is disclosed. The device has a tubular body with a first end for receiving a disposable lighter and a collar which removably secures the lighter within the body. A cutter element is secured in a second end of the tubular body. The cutter element has first and second opposed side elements and a cutting member, or knife, pivotally engaged between the first and second side members. The first and second side members define an opening for receiving the end of the cigar. The cutting member is pivotally rotated from a first, or open, position to a second, or closed, position in an arcuate manner through the opening, whereby the end of the cigar is cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: William M. Emery
  • Patent number: 6257873
    Abstract: A combination lighter and cigar cutter comprising a lighter body adapted to create a flame, and a cigar cutter removably engaged with the lighter body. The cigar cutter is adapted to be disengaged from the lighter body for cutting a cigar. Desirably, the lighter body defines an opening receiving the cigar cutter, and the cigar cutter is threadably engaged with the lighter body. The lighter body may comprise a lighter casing and an engaging member for engaging the cigar cutter and the lighter casing. Desirably, the engaging member is generally hollow and cylindrical and includes a threaded inner wall that defines a through passage and openings on each end, one for receiving the cigar cutter and one for receiving the lighter casing. The threaded inner wall engages complementary threads on the cigar cutter and complementary threads on the lighter casing. The cigar cutter can be disengaged from the lighter body for cutting a cigar and then re-engaged with the lighter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Ho Nam Song
  • Patent number: 5934894
    Abstract: An apparatus is described which preferably includes a rolled tobacco products cavity for storage of rolled tobacco products, a lighter cavity for receiving a lighter, and a clipping aperture having a cutting door movable thereover to cuts the lengths of rolled tobacco products inserted therein. A refuse cavity may be included in the apparatus adjacent the clipping aperture to store clippings from the rolled tobacco products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Cigler
  • Patent number: 5913676
    Abstract: A combination lighter and cigar cutter device comprising a lighter body adapted to create a flame and defining a slot; a cigar cutter slidably engaged with the lighter body and slidable between a housed position wherein the cigar cutter is received substantially within the slot and a cutting position wherein the cigar cutter is substantially outside of the lighter body, the cigar cutter including a cutting knife housing and a cutting knife; and a spring-biased stop associated with the cigar cutter adapted to releasably lock the cutting knife housing to the lighter body to prevent the cutting knife housing from sliding toward the housed position when the cigar cutter is in the cutting position and to unlock the cutting knife housing from the lighter body to permit the cutting knife housing to slide from the cutting position toward the housed position. Desirably, the cigar cutter is substantially concealed by the lighter body when the cigar cutter is in the housed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: East-West Trading Corp.
    Inventor: Hyun Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 5911573
    Abstract: A gas lighter which includes a gas lighter unit controlled by a press button switch to produce a flame at a flame nozzle thereof for burning, a sliding track at one side of the gas lighter unit, a slide box mounted in the sliding track and moved in and out of a bottom side of the gas lighter unit, a slide moved in and out of the slide box and holding a cutter blade for cutting a head of a cigar being inserted into a blade hole on the slide box, and a sliding switch adapted to lock the slide box and the slide when the slide box and the slide are received inside the gas lighter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Chin-Lin Tsai
  • Patent number: 5888061
    Abstract: A combination lighter and cigar cutter device for cutting off an end of a cigar and lighting same includes a casing having a body, a lighting mechanism for producing a flame, and a recessed cavity formed in the body, and a cigar cutter having a planar ring member with a central opening and a thin slot formed therein. A pair of thin cutting blades are received within the slot of the ring member, each blade being movable between a first position in which the cutting blades are substantially withdrawn from the opening and a second position in which the cutting blades are completely received within the opening, so as to effect a shearing or cutting action on a cigar positioned in said opening. Each cutting blade has a handle portion secured thereto for easily moving the cutting blades between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Michael P. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 5819753
    Abstract: A cigarette severing device is provided including a housing with a slot and a circular aperture formed therein. A blade is slidably situated within the slot. Also included is a slider control mechanism for effecting the sliding of the blade within the slot. As such, a user may move the blade within the slot by way of the slider control mechanism for severing a cigarette situated within the circular aperture. Next provided is a mechanism for drawing the blade tightly against one of the faces of the housing only when the blade enters the circular aperture to effect a clean cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Inventor: Eddie A. Birkenthal
  • Patent number: 5738117
    Abstract: A combination cigar cutter and lighter device for cutting off an end of a cigar and lighting same includes a casing having a body, a lighting mechanism for producing a flame, and a cavity formed in the body, and a cigar cutter having a planar ring member with a central opening and a narrow slot formed therein. A narrow blade holder is positioned within the narrow slot of the ring member, the blade holder being movable between a first position in which the blade holder is substantially removed from the slot and a second position in which the blade holder is completely received within the slot. The blade holder has a blade secured thereto for cutting off the end of the cigar upon moving the blade holder from its first position to its second position. The ring member of the cigar cutter is pivotally secured to the casing for movement between an open use position and a closed non-use position in which the ring member is disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Walter G. Fontaine, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5722430
    Abstract: A money clip and cigar cutting apparatus is provided with a housing having an opening therethrough. A cutting blade is supported by the housing such that a sharpened edge thereof traverses the opening for cutting a cigar. A money clip is pivotally attached to the housing so that the money clip can be pivoted clear of the cigar cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Inventors: Dale Bentley, John Ginopolis
  • Patent number: 4897033
    Abstract: A lighter provided with a cigarette extinguisher which is capable of cutting and extinguishing a burning head of a cigarette safely. The cigarette extinguisher comprises an upper cut element, a torsion spring, a tongue, a lower cut element and a pivot pin. The pivot pin pivotally connects the upper cut element and the lower cut element to facilitate the relative pivotal movement of the upper cut element and the lower cut element, the relative pivotal movement affects the cutting-off of a cigarette head which is inserted into the space between the upper cut element and the lower cut element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Cotron Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Yang
  • Patent number: 4600022
    Abstract: A composite smoker's kit for preparing a pipe or a cigar for smoking. The kit is readily adaptable to the body portion of a lighter mechanism to enable easy transfer from a spent lighter mechanism to a fresh lighter mechanism and thereby enjoy a long lifetime of use. The kit features smoker's tools which are compactly mounted on a spring clip of the kit. The tools are detented on the lighter body when not in use but can be conveniently pivoted to operational position when desire is to use the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Howard E. Pierce, Jr.