With Tobacco Product Patents (Class 206/236)
  • Patent number: 10364987
    Abstract: A smoking accessory is provided. The accessory includes a chamber for selectively storing a small amount of smoking product. In some embodiments, the chamber is watertight for keeping the product dry. In other embodiments, the chamber is air tight for keeping the product fresh. In still other embodiments, the product includes one or more feature for storing one or more smoking-related product within the accessory for discrete storage and ready access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AFG Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick Hodge
  • Patent number: 10285440
    Abstract: A wrapping pouch for a smoking pipe is a device for securely storing smoking paraphernalia on a smoking pipe. The device features a flexible fabric strap that may be wrapped around the smoking pipe as well as at least one accessory pocket for storing various paraphernalia such as lighters, tobacco, and medical marijuana. Once the flexible fabric strap has been wrapped around the smoking pipe, a hook-and-loop fastener is able to hold the flexible fabric strap in place. The at least one accessory pocket may be opened or closed via an at least one cord sheathe, an at least one elastic cord, and an at least one cord clamp. Additionally, the device features an inner grip layer that prevents the flexible fabric strap from sliding on the smoking pipe. The device may additionally feature a plurality of aesthetic covers to improve the aesthetic appeal of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Chase C. Martini
  • Patent number: 10258081
    Abstract: A device and system for packaging, storing, and smoking an organic smoking material, and a method of using same. In one embodiment, the system includes a container that includes a housing defining a chamber, a first compartment within the chamber, the first compartment having a first depth, a second compartment within the chamber adjacent the first compartment, the second compartment having a second depth that is less than the first depth, and a lid configured to provide an airtight seal to at least the second compartment. In one embodiment, the system further includes a smoking device having a bowl portion with a sharpened free edge that can be used to simultaneously cut organic smoking material within the second compartment and load the cut organic smoking material into the bowl portion. The system may also include a loading funnel and a pushing device for inserting organic smoking material into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Harold Scot Goradesky
  • Patent number: 10194688
    Abstract: A medicament management kit for managing medical marijuana, wherein all the paraphernalia necessary for managing the storage and dispensing of medical marijuana are in a convenient and durable compact kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: George Roberto, Jr., G. Timothy Ryan Roberto
  • Patent number: 9795164
    Abstract: A smoking pipe with a jacket containing an inner glass tube. The glass tube has a hole in its wall that aligns with a hole in the jacket. The pipe has a bowl holder that holds a glass bowl with a stem that extends proximate to the hole in the glass tube. The joint between the bowl stem and an insert in the bowl holder can form a frosted glass fitting. End-caps with threaded inserts can match glass threads on the ends of the glass tube holding the glass tube in the jacket. A decorated metal bowl holder can be mounted on the jacket and decorated with gems, glass and the like. The pipe can be manufactured using different types of premium woods for the jacket for design and beauty. The use of an inner glass tube that contains the smoke eliminates contamination and cools the smoke for inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Jeff Hood
  • Publication number: 20150122675
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container comprising portion packets of a tobacco or non-tobacco snuff, wherein the portion packets are held in place on an interior surface of the container by an adhesive, a method for packing portion packets of a tobacco or non-tobacco snuff in a container, as well as use of an adhesive in such container for removable adhesion of said portion packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Thom Aspgren
  • Patent number: 8967382
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette box is provided, comprising a box body, a box cover connected with the box body, an electronic cigarette container received in the box body, wherein, the box body defines a holding cavity, a bottle is received in the holding cavity, and the bottle contains perfume, air fresheners, deodorant or medicine. When the electronic cigarette box generates peculiar smell after a long time of use, a user can spray appropriate perfume into the electronic cigarette box to dispel the peculiar smell; the body of the user may have residual smoke smell when he/she has smoked the electronic cigarette a short time ago, the user can take out the perfume bottle and spray some perfume onto his/her body, thereby burnishing the user's image and improving the user's experience; the bottle can also received medicine, the user can be treated timely when feeling uncomfortable or illness due to smoking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kimree Hi-Tech Inc
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Publication number: 20150047995
    Abstract: A package (1) comprises a container enveloped in a wrapper (80) The wrapper (80) comprises a film (81) with overlapping portions which are sealed together. The wrapper (80) further comprises a tear strip (82) extending at least partially around the container and having an end tab. The wrapper is configured such that pulling the tab causes a tear to propagate through the film and the tear strip to come away from the container and the entire film to come away from the container attached to the tear strip. The tear strip (82) is defined by two reinforcing tear tapes (83a, 83b) on either side of the tear strip. Each tear tape (83a, 83b) has a respective first remote end (84a, 84b) at the tab, and the two tear tapes extend from the tab and diverge away from each other at least partially around the container such that the width of the tear strip enlarges around at least a part of the perimeter of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Robert Whiffen
  • Publication number: 20150021217
    Abstract: The present invention provides portable humidors 1) designed to withstand the rigors of travel, as well as varying weather and climate conditions, while securely retaining, and maintaining the smokable integrity of any cigars stored inside, and 2) designed with an audio speaker system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Ryan Smith
  • Patent number: 8910781
    Abstract: A container configured to hold one or more units of a product is provided. The container may comprise a lid and a base. The lid may comprise a top wall and one or more lid sidewalls extending to a lower lip. A sealing member may be provided at the top wall in a channel defined therein. The base may comprise a bottom wall and one or more base sidewalls extending to an upper lip. Protrusions may extend from the base sidewalls. The lid may be moveable with respect to the base between a decoupled configuration and a coupled configuration. In the coupled configuration, the upper lip of the base may contact the sealing member of the lid to seal shut a storage compartment defined in the base. Further, the lower lip may engage the protrusions to retain the lid in the coupled configuration. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jerry Wayne Pipes, Pankaj Patel, Melissa Ann Clark, Laya Katina Palmer Horton, William Travis Lintner
  • Patent number: 8881896
    Abstract: A container for holding unused and used snus is disclosed. The container comprises a base defining a first compartment to receive unused snus. The base has a bottom wall which is reconfigurable to form a second compartment for holding used snus on the other side of said bottom wall. The first and second compartments are each provided with a separate cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20140305820
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette case comprising a case body to accommodate electronic cigarettes is provided, the electronic cigarette case further comprises a storage managing module, a storage and a data transmission interface, the storage and the data transmission interface are in communication with the storage managing module, the storage managing module will read external data from external electronic equipments through the data transmission interface and write the external data into the storage for storing; or the storage managing module will read the stored data from the storage and transfer them to the external electronic equipments through the data transmission interface. Thus, the electronic cigarette case and the mobile storage device can be integrated as a whole to make it friendly for users to be carried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang
  • Publication number: 20140299491
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette box is provided, comprising a box body, a box cover connected with the box body, an electronic cigarette container received in the box body, wherein, the box body defines a holding cavity, a bottle is received in the holding cavity, and the bottle contains perfume, air fresheners, deodorant or medicine. When the electronic cigarette box generates peculiar smell after a long time of use, a user can spray appropriate perfume into the electronic cigarette box to dispel the peculiar smell; the body of the user may have residual smoke smell when he/she has smoked the electronic cigarette a short time ago, the user can take out the perfume bottle and spray some perfume onto his/her body, thereby burnishing the user's image and improving the user's experience; the bottle can also received medicine, the user can be treated timely when feeling uncomfortable or illness due to smoking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 8794245
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to an aroma pack for electronic cigarettes. The aroma pack comprises an aromatic insert, which is infused with a tobacco-like aroma, located within a housing positioned inside the aroma pack. The aromatic insert emits the scent of tobacco when the top cover of the pack is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: NJOY, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 8701881
    Abstract: A container comprising a housing defining a main storage space and a lid attachable to the housing to close said main storage space is disclosed. The lid includes a central recess and a cover attachable to the lid to close the central recess so to define a secondary storage space. Furthermore, the cover is magnetically detachable from the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • Patent number: 8695608
    Abstract: An apparatus has a housing that has a first section and a second section. The first section has a first compartment for storing a cigarette and a second compartment for containing a cutting device having a blade. The first compartment is sealed from the second compartment. A slide button on the housing allows the user to move the cutting device within the second compartment. The second section has an opening and a hollow interior that are sized to allow a user to insert a portion of a cigarette through the opening and into the hollow interior. A user inserts the used portion of a cigarette into the opening and hollow interior and then uses the slide button to move the blade into the hollow interior to cut off the used portion of the cigarette. The user then places the remaining portion of the cigarette in the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony J. Bardelli
  • Patent number: 8584842
    Abstract: A storage receptacle for smoking material may open on two opposite sides. A bottom end of the storage receptacle may have a first cavity which may store the smoking material. A top end of the storage receptacle may have a second cavity which may store a pipe, a third cavity which may store a lighter and a fourth cavity which may store a cleaning pick. A top cover and a bottom cover may be removed from the top end and the bottom end of the receptacle, respectively. The top cover and the bottom cover may have teeth that may be used to grind, to divide and/or to separate the smoking material into smaller sizes. Threads may connect the top cover to the top end, the bottom cover to the bottom end, and/or the top cover to the bottom cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Yazin Fakhouri, Robert J. Guyser
  • Patent number: 8567597
    Abstract: A container for snus is disclosed. It comprises two portions that together define a resealable compartment for holding snus, wherein the two portions are attachable to each other by non-permanent reusable adhesive to close the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20120305418
    Abstract: A package (1) for tobacco industry products comprising an aperture (7) configured to receive a flavour carrier (3); and one or more flavour release elements configured to physically interact with the flavour carrier upon insertion of the flavour carrier into the aperture so as to cause the flavour carrier to release flavour into an internal region (3.1) of the package for impregnating the contents of the package with the flavour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur Pacheco D'Ávila
  • Publication number: 20120292207
    Abstract: Disclosed is a square cigar tube, comprising a first square tube part (1) and a second square tube part (2). The first square tube part and the second square tube part are connected; a through hole (11) is arranged in the first square tube part, and a through hole (21) is arranged in the second square tube part; a first magnet accommodating space (12) is arranged on an end surface of the first square tube part connected to the second square tube part, and a first tube lid (3) is arranged on the other end; a second magnet accommodating space (22) is arranged on an end surface of the second square tube part connected to the first square tube part, and a second tube lid (4) is arranged on the other end; a first magnet (8) is arranged in the first accommodating space, and a second magnet (9) is arranged in the second accommodating space. The square cigar tube makes it easy to take out or put in a cigar, is accurate in positioning, and is convenient to clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Almaster Research & Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ngan Andrew Chau
  • Patent number: 8250975
    Abstract: A container is provided. The container includes a lid, a bottom and a compactor. The compactor is contained within the container and serves to collect, accumulate or compact any loose products within the container. The compactor and lid can mate such that rotation of the lid can transfer torque to the compactor to adjust a storage portion of the cavity of the container to collect, accumulate or compact the loose product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, Joseph P. Valley, III
  • Patent number: 8215482
    Abstract: A tobacco container is provided. The tobacco container includes a lid, a container body and an insert in the form of a liner. The liner releasably connects the lid to the container body. Each of the lid and container body receive and connect to the liner. The liner can include a compression lip that is deformed when the liner is connected to the container body. The liner connects the container body and lid to one another without the two components contacting each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, Joseph P. Valley, III, Gregg Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8162136
    Abstract: A package comprises a first unit for a smokable tobacco product and a second unit for a smokeless tobacco product. In one embodiment of the package, the second unit is of a material suitable as a barrier material for moisture and/or aroma related to the smokeless tobacco product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Aaron McKenzie, Steve Dickason
  • Patent number: 8117807
    Abstract: A three-piece pocket-size container for holding a consumer product such as smokeless tobacco product in an interior volume of a perimeter band which has a base locked to a lower rim portion and an openable cover on an upper rim of the perimeter band. When closed, the cover, the perimeter band and the base form a flush exterior sidewall of the container. The base and cover can be metal and the perimeter band can be transparent (clear, tinted or colored) or opaque plastic to provide a container that maintains product freshness, and is easily opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah, William T. Griffin, Dominic J. C. Howard, Robert T. Mitten
  • Publication number: 20110162984
    Abstract: An adjacent article package for holding a consumer product and a promotional product includes a combining sleeve formed from a blank. The first container can be a pack of cigarettes and the second container can be a small package containing promotional products such as smokeless tobacco products. The adjacent article package can be sized to be compatible with cigarette cartons, cigarette display racks, tax-stamping equipment and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah, William T. Griffin, Dominic J.C. Howard, William E. Tucker, JR., John A. Konings, Xuan M. Pham
  • Publication number: 20110155594
    Abstract: A pair of cigarette packs each have a back wall with the packs arranged adjacent one another in back-to-back relationship. A sachet is releasably attached to the back wall of each pack. One sachet is releasably attached to an upper back wall portion of one pack and other sachet is releasably attached to a lower back wall portion of the other pack of the pair. A promotional pouch of smokeless tobacco is inside each sachet. Pairs of such packs fit within standard size cartons. Each pack and the attached sachet may include overwrap material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux, JR., Barry S. Smith, Marc D. Belcastro, Steven R. Rinehart
  • Publication number: 20110120483
    Abstract: A pack (1) for tobacco industry products, comprises a housing defining an enclosure in which a plurality of tobacco industry products (4) can be accommodated, and a capsule (10) containing a substance such as flavouring substance, disposed in or on the pack, arranged to be opened manually such that, when opened, flavouring substance is released from the capsule and absorbed by tobacco industry products disposed in the pack, to refresh their flavour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin Blick, Dennis Lee Potter
  • Patent number: 7926652
    Abstract: A cigarette dispenser including a box for holding a number of cigarettes. The box has an open bottom that defines a discharge opening for cigarettes held within the box. A U-shaped cradle is affixed to the box adjacent the discharge opening for catching cigarettes as such pass from the discharge opening. A mounting clip is affixed to the box for releasably securing the box to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventors: Manuel Escamilla, Damien Escamilla
  • Patent number: 7878324
    Abstract: A three-piece pocket-size container for holding a consumer product such as smokeless tobacco product in an interior volume of a perimeter band which has a base locked to a lower rim portion and an openable cover on an upper rim of the perimeter band. When closed, the cover, the perimeter band and the base form a flush exterior sidewall of the container. The base and cover can be metal and the perimeter band can be transparent (clear, tinted or colored) or opaque plastic to provide a container that maintains product freshness, and is easily opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah, William T. Griffin, Dominic J. C. Howard, Robert T. Mitten
  • Patent number: 7823731
    Abstract: A cigarette package, in some embodiments, can comprise a tray, a cover coupled to the tray, and a cigarette holder secured to the tray and adapted to move between a first position substantially inside the tray and a second position substantially outside the tray. In some embodiments, a cigarette package can comprise a tray, a cover adapted to slide on the tray between a closed position and an open position, and a cigarette holder coupled to a first wall of the tray and adapted to move between a first position and a second position as the cover slides on the tray. In some embodiments, a consumer can operate a cigarette package of the present application with one hand to dispense at least one cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Xuan Fei Wu
  • Patent number: 7717259
    Abstract: A container for holding a smoker's article. The container has a lid and a body. The body includes a first chamber for holding smoker's articles, and a second chamber for holding a cigarette or a pipe. The lid is rotatably supported atop the container and is rotatable between the position covering both, or at least partially covering one or the other of the two chambers. A magnet in the body cooperates with a magnet in the lid for retaining the lid in the closed position over both chambers. A third small hole or chamber in the body is shaped to receive a magnetized element such as a poker. A magnet at the top of the body removably magnetically retains the poker in its chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Volo Trading
    Inventor: Christopher Hatton
  • Patent number: 7648024
    Abstract: Provided is a pocket-sized, hand-held container including a receptacle at least partially housed in an outer housing and a tray, contained within the outer housing and positioned around the receptacle. Preferably, the tray is sealed with a membrane. The receptacle is used to contain spent product. Preferably, the outer housing includes an upper housing and a lower housing. A lid in the upper housing slides open to reveal an openable window in the membrane. In an embodiment, at least one thumb ridge is located on the lid to facilitate opening and closing of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Phillip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Mitten, Xuan M. Pham, Yvonne DeVerry, Sven Bergmann, Stephen J. Bellamah, Stephen Getsy
  • Patent number: 7490426
    Abstract: A display that that includes a base member and an inflatable frame coupled to the base member. The base member includes a plurality of sections that are moveable relative to one another between a stowed position and a deployed position. In the stowed position, the plurality of sections define a case for storing the inflatable frame in its collapsed state. In the deployed position, the plurality of sections define a base for the display system in the deployed position with the inflatable frame extending from the base to provide a display area of the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Eugene Scarberry
  • Publication number: 20080202955
    Abstract: A pocket-size hand-held container for containing a supply of consumer items comprises a frame, a lid, and preferably a bag is disposed in the container for holding the items being stored. The frame includes front and back portions, top and bottom portions, and side portions, the frame forming an internal storage compartment that stores the items. The front portion forms an access opening for the storage compartment, the access opening being situated closer to the top end portion than to the bottom end portion. The lid is attached to the front portion to be slid linearly between fully closed and fully open positions. In its fully closed position, the lid overlies the access opening, and in its fully open position, the lid lies within the footprint of the container. A securement structure formed by the lid and the frame yieldably holds the lid in the closed position. The bag is formed of a flexible plastic material and includes an openable window situated behind the access opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: John H. Kutsch, Rutger Thiellier, Andrew Vest, Janet Thompson, Xuan Pham, Robert T. Mitten, Yvonne DeVerry, Gary Mengeu, Stephen Getsy
  • Patent number: 7416078
    Abstract: A pocket flask to be carried within the user's pocket having a hollow housing provided with a curved side wall and a bottom wall connected to the sidewall. A first partition wall divides the housing into a first liquid chamber and a second chamber. A second partition wall divides the second chamber into a tobacco chamber and a pipe housing chamber. A pipe is telescopically receivable within the pipe housing chamber and a first cover, which is pivotally connected to the housing functions to move pipe inwardly of the pipe housing chamber against the urging of a spring. The first cover is movable between a first open position and a second closed position to gain access to the pipe and to the tobacco. A closure wall which has a pouring opening, is connected to the housing for substantially closing the first liquid chamber. A cap removably closes the pouring opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventor: Phillip Willis
  • Publication number: 20080023353
    Abstract: A smoking accessory including a caddy for holding a lighter and a package containing a smoking article, for instance a disposable lighter, and a package containing a smoking article, for instance a package of cigarettes. The caddy includes an aperture that is sized and configured to receive the formed in the body, the package-receiving aperture adapted to receive the package containing a smoking article. The smoking accessory includes a clip which is removably attachable to a structure or relatively stable article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Benjamin Stewart Eldridge
  • Patent number: 7014039
    Abstract: Smoking articles, such as filter cigarettes, are packaged in a metal box which is curved to a shape that conforms to the curvature of the human body so that the box can be comfortably carried in a shirt or pant pocket. The metal box comprises a lid and a four sided tray. The lid and the tray have rolled lips which interengage to mechanically and slidably retain the lid to the tray. The lid covers the open front of the tray and is slidable along an arcuate path corresponding to the radius of curvature of the lid to selectively open or close the front of the tray. The lid of the box includes an abutment that prevents the lid of the box from being completely removed unless additional force is applied to push the abutment past the rear wall of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jane Cottrell Henson, Veronica Nicole Walton
  • Patent number: 6892877
    Abstract: A dispensing container for dispensing confectionary items. The dispensing container includes a body having a chamber for storing confectionary items and a door connected to the body and operable to dispense the confectionary items stored in the chamber. The body also includes a top portion, the top portion including the door, and a bottom portion having a tapered edge adapted to be inserted into a tight location, for example, between a wrapper of a cigarette package and the cigarette package. The dispensing container can have dimensions such that a flip top of the cigarette package can be opened and cigarettes can be extracted and/or the confectionary items can be extracted from the chamber while the dispensing container is inserted between the wrapper and the cigarette package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Yosh! Enterprises
    Inventor: Anthony Craig Shurman
  • Patent number: 6789665
    Abstract: A pouch for tobacco and smoking items and accessories includes first and second outside panels that are attached at an edge and are foldable relative to each other between an open position and a closed condition. A first pocket panel on the first outside panel and a second pocket panel on the second outside panel. A separate pouch for storage of tobacco or other materials which pouch is detachably attached, e.g. by a hook and loop fastening to the first panel. A double-loop, item support attached to the second pocket panel. The double-loop is formed from a single piece of elastic material which is secured to the second pocket panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Staiano
  • Publication number: 20040144660
    Abstract: A pouch for tobacco and smoking items and accessories includes first and second outside panels that are attached at an edge and are foldable relative to each other between an open position and a closed condition. A first pocket panel on the first outside panel and a second pocket panel on the second outside panel. A separate pouch for storage of tobacco or other materials which pouch is detachably attached, e.g. by a hook and loop fastening to the first panel. A double-loop, item support attached to the second pocket panel. The double-loop is formed from a single piece of elastic material which is secured to the second pocket panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Staiano
  • Patent number: 6736261
    Abstract: Smoking articles, such as filter cigarettes, are packaged in a metal box which is curved to a shape that conforms to the curvature of the human body so that the box can be comfortably carried in a shirt or pant pocket. The metal box comprises a lid and a five-sided tray each of which has rolled lips which interengage to mechanically and slidably retain the lid to the tray. The lid covers the open front of the tray and is slidable along an arcuate path corresponding to the radius of curvature of the lid to selectively open or close the front of the tray. The metal box is sealed with a shrinkable band, further packaged in a paperboard box and overwrapped with a polymeric film having a tear tape. The package is unique and attractive and provides several product differentiation features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventors: Timothy Frederick Thomas, Leslie Elizabeth Jarrell, Roland Charriez, Thomas Charles VanDyk
  • Patent number: 6712075
    Abstract: What I believe is a totally new way to help the people addicted to smoking cigarettes to quit the habit by spacing the time between smokes and preventing the unconscious reach for one by means of a case or container for the cigarettes with a timing mechanism that will not open the container until a pre-determined time is reached. That timing mechanism can be reset from a few minutes to several hours therefore gradually reducing the absorption of nicotine until the craving for it is negligible and quitting the habit is easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Modesto J. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20030136705
    Abstract: A method of repairing cigars and the storing and humidification of pre-coated adhesive backed cigar patches for sealing damaged cigars packaged in separate zip-lock bags stored in a small box with a Spanish cedar bottom insert having an optional humidifier compartment containing wet paper wads or wet Spanish cedar chips. The method of cigar repair includes applying vegetable glue to one or both sides of a wrapper leaf and allowing the glue to dry, cutting desired sizes and shapes form the dried leaf, selecting a patch and wetting it, and applying the wet patch to the damaged cigar and allowing it to dry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Robert A. Roth
  • Publication number: 20030121803
    Abstract: This invention can be used to hold tobacco and to roll tobacco. It can also housed the rolled tobacco cigar or cigarettes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Keegria Banks, Arianne Russ
  • Patent number: 6578707
    Abstract: A pouch for tobacco and smoking items and accessories includes first and second outside panels that are attached at an edge and are foldable relative to each other between an open position and a closed condition. A first pocket panel on the first outside panel and a second pocket panel on the second outside panel. A double-loop, item support attached to the second pocket panel. The double-loop is formed from a single piece of elastic material which is secured to the second pocket panel to form two different size loops and without the use of slits or other holes, for receiving the loop material, being formed in the second pocket panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Staiano
  • Patent number: 6446632
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus for detecting and eliminating, defective and/or incorrectly positioned, in particular transversely located, cigarettes in the cigarette magazine of a cigarette-production and/or a cigarette-packaging machine. Thus, the avoidance of disruptions in the cigarette magazine is improved. For detection using an optical checking element, an image of the cigarettes located in the cigarette magazine is scanned, the image is evaluated by an image-processing device and, if, during the evaluation, the scanned image is established as deviating from a reference image and/or reference value, an error signal is produced. For eliminating defective cigarettes, an ejecting unit arranged in the region of the magazine is actuated in order to eject a plurality of cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventor: Heinz Focke
  • Publication number: 20020000389
    Abstract: A convenient, safe and economical packaging system has an open receptacle that collapses to a reduced closed receptacle for storing debris. An outer sleeve and a container are connected through an accordion section. The accordion section folds by pushing the container into the outer sleeve collapsing the open ashtray receptacle to the closed receptacle. A removable lining may optionally cover the walls of the closed receptacle. With the container pulled out the open ashtray receptacle is easily assessable through an access hole in the sleeve. A folded cutout attached to a panel of the sleeve and a bottom of the container covers the access hole in the closed position. The packaging system is particularly useful for packaging cigarettes and can be used several time before emptying the closed receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventor: Guadalupe C. Garcia
  • Patent number: 6298857
    Abstract: A hand held portable humidor including an upper housing and a telescopically interfitting lower housing, with a ridge structure integrally formed on the upper housing and adapted to secure both a cigar cutter and a belt clip mechanism to the upper housing. In a preferred embodiment, the lower housing is formed with substantially parallel ribs thereacross which contact the upper housing when the lower housing slides within the upper housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc.
    Inventor: G. Gerry Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6244434
    Abstract: A tobacco combination pack is provided including a tobacco product and an article related to, and separate from, the tobacco product. The tobacco product and related article are packaged together in a first container and sold as a single item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: William Brooks
  • Patent number: 6223895
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention there is provided a novel cigarette packaging system for “making your own” smokeable cigarettes. The kit is easily opened and allows a smoker to assemble a smokeable cigarette quickly without requiring great effort. The kit is inexpensive, convenient to use and also convenient to carry and store as its compact size is such that it fits in a person's hand, a shirt or coat pocket as well as in a ladies bag or purse. The kit is also advantageous because it is less expensive than tailor made cigarettes, yet is not that much wider than a standard, typical package of cigarettes. The construction of the kit, is such that it keeps the unsmokeable tobacco elements in a separate compartment which serves to help maintain the freshness of the tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Bowen, Norman Cohen