Supports Patents (Class 131/257)
  • Patent number: 11666090
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device is provided, including an elongate housing having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first and the second ends; a cavity configured for insertion of an aerosol-generating article into the cavity along a first direction that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis; first and second apertures at first and second ends of the cavity and being configured for insertion and removal of the aerosol-generating article; an electrical power supply positioned within the elongate housing; at least one electrical heater, and a controller disposed within the elongate housing and configured to control a supply of electrical power from the electrical power supply to the at least one electrical heater when the aerosol-generating article is received within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 11026453
    Abstract: A flavor aspirator includes: a weight-concentrated part that is provided at a position off the mouthpiece end and closer to the mouthpiece end side than to a midpoint position between the mouthpiece end and the distal end, and that accounts for at least approximately half of a total weight of the flavor aspirator. A value of (a length from the mouthpiece end to the center of gravity)/(a total length defined by a length from the mouthpiece end to the distal end) is in a range of 0.20 to 0.45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Furudono, Kazuya Ishibashi, Takuya Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10111542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a simple holder which includes an elastic first sheet structure. The first sheet structure has a first side and a second side which are opposite to each other, a hole located between the first side and the second side, a first cutting slit formed by cutting from the edge of the first side inwards, and a second cutting slit formed by cutting from the edge of the second side inwards. The center of the hole is located between the first cutting slit and the second cutting slit. The first sheet structure can be bent to make the first cutting slit slotting into the second cutting slit for locking. The simple holder provided by the present invention is formed by sheets and is thus convenient to be manufactured, transported and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: On Shui Leung
  • Patent number: 9538871
    Abstract: A retainer arrangement for arranging a serving utensil to a top edge protruding from a wall of a serving dish. The retainer arrangement comprises a support element having at least two holding partitions arranged substantially orthogonally to each other and configured to protrude from the support element and to be guidable below the top edge of the serving dish, a main surface of the support element arranged substantially parallel to a top surface of the top edge of the serving dish and configured to contact the top surface. The retainer arrangement also comprises a fastening element having at least one locking element configured to contact an inner surface of the wall of the serving dish, the fastening element protruding in relation to the top edge of the serving dish and configured to receive the serving utensil to be set on the retainer arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PIANTEK OY
    Inventor: Tapani Renkola
  • Patent number: 9517860
    Abstract: A paint container handling system comprised of an ergonomic gripping handle formed with an upper slot for retaining the wire handle of a paint can and formed with a lower slot designed to couple the handle to the rim of a paint container. An optional strap provides an additional coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Scott Allen Seymour
  • Patent number: 9301671
    Abstract: A dish rack including a cassette intended to be attached to the underside of a cabinet or a shelf. The cassette is arranged, in a first position, to house a folded wire shelf that can be pulled out of and folded down from the cassette and that is arranged in at least two sections. In a second, folded-down position of the wire shelf, the cassette supports the rear edge of a first section of the wire shelf so that the first section hangs down at a first predetermined angle relative to the underside of the cabinet/shelf, and a second section of the wire shelf rotatably connected to the first section at the front edge thereof and capable of being folded outwards from the first section so that the second section, in a folded-out state, forms an angle with the upper side of said first section by a second predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: J GRUPPEN AB
    Inventor: Christopher Jarl
  • Patent number: 9232826
    Abstract: A generally “S” shaped clip is formed from a band of resilient material having a first end a second end. The clip has a front side and a back side. The front side of the “S” shape corresponds to the back side of the clip. The back side of the “S” shape corresponds to the front side of the clip. The clip has an upper end and a lower end. The band of material is doubled back on itself at the lower end of the clip in the direction of the back side of the clip to form a slot for receipt of a projecting edge of a hat. An upper portion of the clip forms a curved clasping arm for securing objects against a crown portion of a hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Bradley N. Vermillion
  • Patent number: 9060547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for smoking cessation, consisting of a cylindrical sleeve (2), the inside diameter dI of which is dimensioned such that the sleeve can be placed positively and completely on a cigarette (1) so that the cigarette (1) projects beyond both free ends (22) of the sleeve (2), and the sleeve jacket (3) has a thickness SQ of at least 1 mm. The invention further relates to a use of such a device as a cigarette holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Matthäus Kurz, Thomas Kurz
  • Publication number: 20140311500
    Abstract: A device for enabling a user to smoke a cigarette inside in an enclosed vehicle and discharge cigarette smoke outside the enclosed vehicle includes a housing configured for mounting on an enclosed vehicle. A cigarette holder is provided for holding a cigarette inside the housing and a mouth piece is provided for being held in a user's mouth. A tube extends between the mouth piece and cigarette holder, and a passage fluidly connects the mouth piece and cigarette holder, so that the smoker can breathe smoke-filled air in from the cigarette in the housing and breathe out smoke from the user's mouth into the housing. A valve fluidly connects to the passage, so that smoke-filled air can be drawn in and blown out, so that the user can inhale and exhale cigarette smoke from the cigarette in the housing without exhaling smoke into the enclosed vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: L. Bruce SANDERS
  • Patent number: 8770205
    Abstract: A cigar holder for securing a wide variety of differently shaped cigars to a variety of different mounting locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Richard E. Hopwood
  • Patent number: 8757170
    Abstract: The present device generally relates to a waterless electronic hookah machine. The waterless electronic hookah machine has a main body portion, a handle section and a flexible wire cable (or “connector”). The flexible wire cable electrically connects the main body portion with the handle section. The handle section has a removable mouthpiece containing a cartridge having a liquid. When a user activates a push button or vacuum switch on the handle section, a power source in the main body portion sends power through the flexible wire cable to an atomizer located in the handle section which then heats the liquid in the cartridge of the mouthpiece and a vapor is created for the user to inhale. The device allows multiple users (generally up to six) to use the device at the same time wherein each user may experience a different flavor smoke. Flavors may be easily switched without the need to rinse out the electronic hookah machine. The user is able to adjust the voltage going to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Firas Kaplani
  • Patent number: 8757168
    Abstract: A cigar holder operable to retainably engage a cigar. The cigar holder may include a cigar retention member and a clamping assembly. The cigar retention member may be positionable with respect to the clamping assembly to supportably retain a cigar therein when the clamping assembly is secured to a number of different support structure orientations. In an embodiment, the jaw assembly may comprise a base support structure for supportably engaging the cigar holder on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Wills
  • Publication number: 20130220350
    Abstract: A multifunctional device for measuring fluorescence, luminescence and light transmission for diagnostics comprises a first and second group of screens mounted behind the rear surface of a sample solid carrier. A sample carrier is designed in the form of a biochip, cell, pan or microplate. The sample carrier's light sources are provided with light-absorbing elements for suppressing light reflected from the front surface of the sample carrier and from screen surfaces. Screen holders allow for alternatively mounting light reflective/retroreflective screens to maximize fluorescent or luminescent signal. A diffusing screen measures light transmission through the sample. Light-absorbing screens behind the rear surface of the sample and light-absorbing elements on light sources from the sample's top surface, increase signal-to-noise ratio. The device permits measuring signals on biochip surfaces and in solutions during hybridization or amplification reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Elie Zakayan
  • Patent number: 8439768
    Abstract: A golf tool comprises a body having an upper portion and a lower portion, an outwardly facing surface and an inwardly facing surface, at least first and second prongs depending from the body for repairing a golf ball pitch-mark, an s-shaped serpentine structure extending from the upper portion of the body, the serpentine structure having a first end connected with and generally in vertical alignment with the body and a second end connected to a multi-purpose holder, the second end being offset from the body, the serpentine structure having a segment opposite the body defining a clip for clipping the golf tool to a golf bag, the multi-purpose holder having a shaft holder which is generally U-shaped and vertical in orientation, the multi-purpose holder separated from the body by the s-shaped serpentine structure, a channel having an axis which is generally horizontal and transverse to the shaft holder, wherein the golf tool is capable of a first position clipped to the golf bag and a golf shaft held in vertical
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Sarmad Shah
  • Publication number: 20110277779
    Abstract: A device for storing a cigarette has a first tubular member having a closed end and an open end, and a second tubular member having a closed end and an open end. The tubular members may be fixed to one another in a detachable manner to provide an airtight hollow cylinder with the closed ends of the tubular members disposed at opposite ends of the cylinder. The device is made of a material that is resistant to damage by a burning cigarette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: MARK S. HASTINGS
  • Publication number: 20110023895
    Abstract: A length-adjustable cigar tube, comprises a tube body having a hollow center for receiving at least one cigar; the tube body being a round cylinder; one end of the tube body having an opening and other portion of the tube is sealed; an upper edge of the tube body having a flange and a recess on an outer side of the tube body and being below the flange; a cover being a tubular structure and having a cylindrical shape; the cover having a hollow interior; the hollow interior of the cover being formed with three shallow trenches; the cover being made of plastics; an inner diameter of the cover being slightly greater than an outer diameter of the tube body so that the tube body can be received into the cover tightly and the flange of the tube body being matched to one of the three trenches of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Ying-Hsiu Wang
  • Publication number: 20090082127
    Abstract: A golf tool including a body defining a divot repair tool with one or more fingers. A centrally disposed opening in the body is configured to receive a cigar. A solid perimeter body wall surrounds the opening and an exposed top edge of the body defines a rest support for a golf club handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Delle Donne
  • Publication number: 20090032035
    Abstract: A clip for holding an object on a supporting member comprises a holding clamp and an attaching clamp. The holding clamp has a pair of clamping members with oppositely bowed gripping portions and inwardly arched handles. The oppositely bowed gripping portions form together, when engaged, jaws for holding an object such as a cigar. The jaws are connected together for pivotal movement to cooperate with each other for clamping action upon actuation of their handles. At the juncture point of the jaws with the handles, the clamping members are provided with aligned, apertured supports for receipt of an axial binding post or rivet that extends through the apertures and for holding the clamping members together and in axial alignment. A spring, normally biasing the clamping members towards a closed position is looped around the post with its ends locked against the handles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Edward Brian Thorpe
  • Patent number: 7387127
    Abstract: A cigar holder assembly is provided for golf carts utilizing biased clasps to hold one or more cigars in a vertical position over a removable ashtray. Temporary and permanent means for attaching the cigar holder to a golf cart are provided, and a swivel mount is provided between the attachment and the cigar holder to allow the cigar holder to maintain a substantially vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: Jon Leonard Braun
  • Publication number: 20070283972
    Abstract: A smoking device for generating and releasing smoking vapor free from contamination into the mouth of a user comprising a mouthpiece for providing vapor for inhalation to a user including a tubular casing containing a heater for heating a smoking substance at a substantially constant low temperature by regulating the flow of fuel by a thermal regulator and further having means for visual indication of the operation of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: James Monsees, Adam Bowen
  • Patent number: 7243657
    Abstract: A multi-function portable ashtray is used particularly to be carried on in a user's hand. The ashtray structure of this invention is used for collecting cigarette ashes and snipes and for avoiding a user to be scalded by cigarette as smoking. Furthermore, the other utility objects of this ashtray multi-function structure are keeping a user warm and distributing fragrance scent as a travel diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventor: Chen-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 6843255
    Abstract: An ashtray apparatus comprising a container, a cap member, and a handle assembly. The container includes a base and a surround member extending from the base. The base and surround member cooperate to define a cavity having an opening. The cap member is engageable with the container. The cap member and container cover at least a portion of the opening of the container. The cap member further includes a channel extending therethrough which permits communication with the cavity of the container. The handle assembly is releasably associable with at least one of the base and the cap member so that a user can selectively utilize the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: TNT Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Thornell, Orville V. Crain, Fredrick Thornell
  • Publication number: 20040187880
    Abstract: Described is a device that holds cigarettes/cigars and that is attachable to golf bags or other surfaces. The device has an attachment section that is pivotally attached to a holder section, said pivotal attachment allowing the holder section to move from a folded position to an extended position. There is a pivoting structure that allows the holder section to be locked into the folded position and, by depressing a pivot pin that extends through the attachment section and the holder section, automatically extends the holder to the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas J. Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20040182402
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to devices for securely caddying elongated objects, such as cigars, above the ground. Generally, a device in accordance with the present invention includes an elongated shaft, a handle coupled to the top end of the elongated shaft, and a cradle coupled to the middle area of the elongated shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Chris A. Cervantes
    Inventors: Chris A. Cervantes, Neal Patel
  • Publication number: 20040144396
    Abstract: A cigarette holder in the shape of a hollow cylinder, one end of the cylinder being open (top), the other being close (bottom). The dimensions of the cylinder are approximately 17-20 cm in Length, and 10 cm in Diameter. Going the distance of the cylinder, and centered is a wire. The wire is attached to the inside of the bottom base and protruding up to the opening of the cylinder. Stopping short of the opening of the cylinder by between 10 cm and 1 mm. It is this wire that penetrates the butt or filter (if a filter cigarette is being consumed). The wire inside and the cylinder on the outside of the butt are what hold the cigarette in place. Attachment means of some sort are connected to the outside of the bottom. The attachment might me an adhesive of some sort, or Velcro, snap(s), suction, or by weight and gravity means. There may be a second cylinder added to the outside of the first cylinder solely for aesthetic and/or ornamental value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Arthur Tappan Reeve
  • Patent number: 6606996
    Abstract: An ashtray apparatus comprising a container, a cap member, and a handle assembly. The container includes a base and a surround member extending from the base. The base and surround member cooperate to define a cavity having an opening. The cap member is engageable with the container. The cap member and container cover at least a portion of the opening of the container. The cap member further includes a channel extending therethrough which permits communication with the cavity of the container. The handle assembly is releasably associable with at least one of the base and the cap member so that a user can selectively utilize the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: TNT Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Thornell, Orville V. Crain, Fredrick Thornell
  • Publication number: 20030084911
    Abstract: A portable cigar holder for golfers, small and comfortable enough to be carried in the golfers pocket, designed for insertion into the ground or the spare-tee-holding-holes in most golf carts. Constructed in one piece, the holder has a tapered tee section (5) for securing the holder in the ground or spare-tee-holding holes in a golf cart. A cup section (4) with an internal pin (6) holds cigars of varying widths securely in the vertical plane. The internal pin (6) serves to both pierce the cigar for smoking and allows the holder to securely hold cigars of varying widths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventor: Matthew A. McGraw
  • Publication number: 20030024540
    Abstract: A cigar caddie that has an elongated part tubular and part semi-tubular member for holding a cigar in the semi-tubular portion, and a hook or other securing member to secure the cigar caddie to a golf bag or golf cart. When the golfer is ready to make his next shot, he can put his lit cigar in the semi-cylindrical receiving cavity of the cigar caddie which has been secured to the golf bag or cart by placing the hook over the upper edge of the golf bag or over an available portion of the frame of the golf cart. The cigar caddie can be easily and quickly hooked on to the golf bag or cart and just as easily and quickly removed therefrom. It is a small compact item that can be readily stored in the golf bag and carried along from hole to hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventor: Gary L. Gibertini
  • Publication number: 20030000536
    Abstract: A holder for temporarily holding smoking articles is made up of a grasping assembly and an attachment assembly. The grasping assembly, formed of two spaced-apart arms, functions to temporarily grasp the smoking article. The attachment assembly, formed from a Velcro strap, functions to attach the holder to golf cart or golf bag in a variety of selected orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventor: Mark J. Heffernan
  • Patent number: 6474342
    Abstract: A smoking apparatus including a smoking insert and a smoking apparatus body; the smoking insert has a smoking material receptacle for holding loose smoking material and a pipe receptacle for holding a pipe; the smoking apparatus body has a first chamber for receiving the smoking material receptacle and a second chamber for receiving the pipe receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Inventor: Bryan Rennecamp
  • Patent number: 6435192
    Abstract: A safety ashtray has a frustoconical configuration formed by a sloping cover over a hollow ash and butt receiving interior region. The cover has a central access opening to the interior region and is provided with a plurality of cigarette rest areas spaced from one another around the cover. Each rest area includes an upper and a lower cigarette catch with each of the catches extending upwardly from the cover, the sloping of which locates the upper catch more centrally of the ashtray than the lower catch. When a cigarette is positioned on the catches, it is prevented from rolling and it is also elevated from the cover by the catches which hold the cigarette in an upwardly inwardly angled position on the ashtray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Enzo Cancellera
  • Patent number: 6363941
    Abstract: A cigar holder is a large size 50 mm “binder clip” modified in a way to hold various sizes of cigars between the opposed gripping means above the clamping element. The device will clip onto a narrow surface up to 20 mm in diameter. The cigar holder includes a clamping element, a pair of opposed gripping means which when pressed together, open the clamping element for securing the device to any stationary surface 20 mm in diameter or less within the clamping elements. The improvement comprising two bends in the opposed gripping meand forming a shape that will receive and hold a cigar or golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Donald R. Combs
  • Patent number: 6341609
    Abstract: A cigarette holder utilizing the components of a rifle cartridge is disclosed. The rifle cartridge includes a tubular cartridge case having a bullet received therein at one end thereof. An elongated member is secured to the base of the bullet and extends therefrom for connection to an alligator clip. When the holder is not being used, the bullet is inserted into the cartridge case so that the elongated member and alligator clip are positioned within the powder chamber of the cartridge case. When it is desired to use the cigarette holder, the bullet is removed from the case and a cigarette is positioned between the jaws of the alligator clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventor: Larry D. Morris
  • Patent number: 6234179
    Abstract: A cigar or cigarette holder that inserts into the spare-tee-holding-holes found in the plastic molded dashboards of most golf carts. It has a tapered-shaped-segment (12) that is pushed into said spare-tee-holding-holes until it is securely held. At a variable angle from said tapered end is the smoking article holding segment (10) that is designed so as to hold different sized smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Vicente Alcaraz
  • Patent number: 6182669
    Abstract: A smoker's requisite for reducing the amount of smoke given off by the smouldering tip of a cigarette. The requisite consists of a rigid sleeve that may be slid along a cigarette and momentarily positioned over the smouldering tip thereof then withdrawn to enable the smoker to take a puff from the opposite end in a conventional way. The sleeve advantageously comprises a finger engaging gripping and supporting portion providing ventilation of the cigarette body, and a briar wood portion designed to be controllably moved over the smouldering tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Gabriel van der Elst
  • Patent number: 6109271
    Abstract: A cigar holder for a vehicle is formed with one portion to support a cigar and another portion of non-heat conducting and weather resistant material to protect the vehicle from the heat of the cigar and the cigar holder from the deleterious effects of the weather. The cigar holder is attachable to the vehicle by a suction cup which is concealed by an insert which is selectable to give the cigar holder different appearances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Larry J. Winget
    Inventors: Charles H. Webber, Larry J. Winget
  • Patent number: 6102047
    Abstract: A cigar punch, stand and holder appliance comprised of a tube body 10 having a match stop 12 divider therein making a match holding compartment 28. A knurled cap 20 threaded to fasten securely to the top of the appliance with the top of the knurled cap having a match striking surface 26 and the bottom portion of the knurled cap having a bulls-eye cutter 22 for plugging cigars. A pocket clip with locking spring for cigar support 16 to receive a cigar support clip 18 to hold a cigar. A base mount 24 with support legs 14 extendable to erect a holding stand for cigar use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Inventor: Michael V. Manderick
  • Patent number: 6053176
    Abstract: A system for heating a cigarette to evolve an aerosol upon consumer request comprises a cigarette and a lighter. The lighter includes a housing into which the cigarette is inserted, and a stationary heater inside the housing is positioned in thermal proximity to the cigarette. The cigarette is rotatably mounted inside the housing. When a puff is desired, heat is applied to the cigarette to produce the aerosol. Prior to the next puff, the cigarette is slightly rotated to position a fresh portion of the cigarette in proximity to the stationary heater, and this procedure is repeated until the cigarette is spent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: John M. Adams, Michael S. Braunshteyn, Mohammad R. Hajaligol, Wesley G. Sanderson
  • Patent number: 6050268
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a mechanism for holding cigars and/or cigarettes 14 and pipes 34 having a first spring clamping member 16 on one end for holding the cigar 14 being connected intermediately to a second spring member 24 wherein said second spring member 24 can be temporarily clamped onto an object for holding the present invention 10. This allows the present invention 10 to be easily moved from one object such as a golf cart 12, a handrail 26, golf bag 32 or other object to another. Alternative means for intermediately connecting the opposite clamping members 16, 24 are disclosed being a spring like flexible member 20 having a rubber sheath 22 about it, a 360 degree rotatably mounted member 38 and, additionally, a rivet shaped member 38 allowing rotation between the first spring holding member 16 and the second anchoring spring member 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: Keith San Filippo
  • Patent number: 5909735
    Abstract: A smoking article holder that is lightweight, inexpensive and can be used to retain a player's smoking article during a round of golf. The holder comprises a generally oblong member for receiving and retaining the smoking article, a pin extending from the oblong member and a retractable clamp attached to the oblong member which retains the smoking article against the oblong member. While the holder may be placed in the ground, the pin extending from the oblong member is designed to fit snugly in one of the tee holder holes provided in the dash of a golf cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Inventor: Peter Carl Knudsen
  • Patent number: 5868143
    Abstract: A plastic device that temporarily holds a cigar or cigarette for a golfer. The device attaches to a golf bag by a clip (13) (14) that the golfer easily slides on to his or her golf bag FIG. 5. Once attached the golfer simply puts his or her cigar into the cigar clamp (10) pushing down until the cigar fits snugly FIG. 2. If using the cigar holder for a cigarette the golfer would place the cigarette in the v-shaped cigarette slot (11) and push down until it is held in place FIG. 3. The holes in the top of the cigar holder (15) may be used to store golf tee's. The hole behind the cigar clamp (16) may be used to hang a towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Inventor: Pete G. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 5788197
    Abstract: A golf accessory is provided for supporting a cigar in spaced relationship to the turf for preventing the cigar from contacting chemicals applied to the turf. The accessory includes a bottom supporting surface for placement on the turf. The accessory further includes a top surface characterized by at least one array of corrugations. Each array of corrugations includes an arcuately concave corrugation extending entirely across the accessory and a pair of arcuately convex corrugations on opposite respective sides of the concave corrugations. The concave corrugation has a radius dimensioned to support a cigar of a selected ring size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Rocco R. Tutela
  • Patent number: 5524646
    Abstract: A cigar/cigarette holder for allowing a user to temporarily secure a cigar or a cigarette to a proximal object including a clamp having a pair of arms positioned in opposition about a common axis of symmetry and a spring mechanism for biasing the arms toward each other; a container for holding a plurality of cigars or cigarettes; a coupling mechanism for removably coupling the container to the clamp and for allowing axial rotation of the arms about the common axis of symmetry; and a plurality of generally parallel and connected tubes coupled to the container for removably holding cigars or cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: Gregory H. Reich
  • Patent number: 5269328
    Abstract: A cigarette holder for use on an ashtray is provided. Opposed cylinders rotate and move freely within opposite compartments to grip the cigarette, but are constrained to extend from opposite open ends of such compartments a distance which leaves a minimum separation between the cylinders which is less than the diameter of a cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Super Gadget Ashtray Ltd.
    Inventor: Istvan Gasparics
  • Patent number: 5020549
    Abstract: A smokeless ashtray with controlled combustion chambers comprising a body of suitable shape and material or suitably integrated combination of materials. A top surface and a bottom surface. An ash collecting cavity integrated with an ashtray wall and the top surface. A number of controlled combustion chambers integrated with the top surface, each having a curved controlled combustion chamber surface, a groove located on the curved controlled combustion chamber surface, and a notch in the ashtray wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: Tadeusz P. Wojcik
  • Patent number: 4709706
    Abstract: A cigarette holder having two S-shaped flat arms fitted together by grooves or notches placed midway along the arms. The holder is held together at their lower parts by magnetic attraction but are readily separable at their upper parts when a cigarette is placed between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Inventor: Juan G. Turro
  • Patent number: 4687006
    Abstract: A cigarette or cigar fire safety apparatus. A fulcrum and a lumped or distributed counterbalancing mass are made integral components of conventional cigarettes and cigars in such a manner that the lighted end of the smoking material is tilted up and out of contact with combustible, essentially horizontal surfaces upon which the lighted materials happen to accidentally be dropped or mistakenly placed. The fulcrum/weighted end combination also reduces the tendency of the cylindrical smoking materials to roll. Furthermore, the fulcrum is collapsable. In another embodiment of the invention, a series of coaxial extensions are placed at various positions along the surface of a cylindrical smoking material whereby the smoking material is kept away from such flammable surfaces by the action of these extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventor: Jay W. Shelton
  • Patent number: 4634014
    Abstract: A disposable ashtray for use on an open pop top beverage can. The tray is formed out of a flat blank of an aluminized paper sheet that has been scored to define a floor and erectable side walls for the tray. The floor is formed with (1) a passage to matingly receive the actuator tab of the pop top can and (2) a perforated score line defining a key tab portion that is displaced out of the plane of the floor to penetrate through the drink opening of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Inventor: Morris L. Carr
  • Patent number: 4585014
    Abstract: A smoking device is provided having a tubular safety shield to inhibit the ability of a rod-like smoking tobacco element from igniting other articles with which the device may come into contact. The safety shield includes a multiplicity of projections that extend relatively inward to engage with a tobacco element and support it in coaxially spaced relationship to the wall of the tubular shield, thereby resulting in an annular chamber enabling essentially uninhibited and free circulation of air. Forming of the projections results in the concurrent formation of the like number of apertures in the shield wall with these apertures effectively disposed to face in a generally axial direction relative to the longitudinal axis of the shield while enabling free airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: Arnold H. Fry
  • Patent number: 4550739
    Abstract: A pipe tamping tool 10 includes tamping member 26 integrally formed with cleaning member 28 capable of cleaning the interior of the bowl of the pipe. Medially formed on the cleaning member 28 is a reacting member 30 for retaining the pipe bowl in an upright position when placed upon a horizontal surface. The retaining member 30 is a substantially arcuate member which envelopes the stem of the pipe and which has outwardly flaired free edges or legs or flanges which radiate outwardly from the arcuate portion thereof. A clip 42 for attaching the device to an article of clothing, is integrally formed as part of the device. A flocking or similar material 40 can be adhered to the interior of the arcuate member 36 to prevent scratching of the pipe stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: G.E.M.M. Manufacturing
    Inventor: George H. Henderson