Having Biasing Means Patents (Class 206/252)
  • Publication number: 20130313139
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to electronic cigarettes, and more particularly, to a container for storing the electronic cigarette. In one embodiment, the container includes a cover coupled to a base through a hinge. The hinge can provide three settings: opened, closed and middle. Within the base of the container, a number of sections can be provided. One section can enclose the hinge. At a distal end from the hinge, another section can include a portion where an electronic cigarette can be held. The section can incorporate a spring loaded mount whereby the electronic cigarette can be held firmly into place or loosely removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: NJOY, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Scatterday, Craig Weiss
  • Patent number: 7954635
    Abstract: A package of cigarettes having a group (4) of cigarettes; an inner package (3) which encloses the group (4) of cigarettes, is defined by a sheet (22) of transparent, heat-seal plastic packing material folded directly about the group (4) of cigarettes and in direct contact with the cigarettes, and is stabilized by heat sealing; and a U-shaped stiffener (23) of rigid material located inside the inner package (3) and contacting the group (4) of cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Biondi, Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Roberto Polloni, Michele Squarzoni
  • Patent number: 7721881
    Abstract: A cigarette case includes an outer casing hingedly secured to a cover; a U-shaped first pusher proximate the other side of the outer casing and including at least one longitudinal groove or arcuate section; a trigger member secured onto the other side of the outer casing; a spring biased hinge-type ejector lid on a top corner of the outer casing; a sliding cross-shaped second pusher; and a sliding V-shaped member resiliently interconnecting the second pusher and the cover. A plurality of cigarettes are contained in a space defined between the first pusher and the second pusher such that pulling up the trigger member a predetermined distance will lift the first pusher to cause the at least one cigarette engaged therewith to open the ejector lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Wentian He
  • 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: 20080185303
    Abstract: A cigarette case includes an outer casing hingedly secured to a cover; a U-shaped first pusher proximate the other side of the outer casing and including at least one longitudinal groove or arcuate section; a trigger member secured onto the other side of the outer casing; a spring biased hinge-type ejector lid on a top corner of the outer casing; a sliding cross-shaped second pusher; and a sliding V-shaped member resiliently interconnecting the second pusher and the cover. A plurality of cigarettes are contained in a space defined between the first pusher and the second pusher such that pulling up the trigger member a predetermined distance will lift the first pusher to cause the at least one cigarette engaged therewith to open the ejector lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Wentian He
  • Patent number: 6450329
    Abstract: A packet serving to contain a group of cigarettes appears substantially parallelepiped in shape with a predominating longitudinal axis disposed parallel to the longitudinal axes of the cigarettes, and comprises a front, a back and two flanks, also a bottom, and a top that can be opened at least in part to provide an area affording access to the inside of the packet. The cigarettes are packaged together with a fan-folded pressure element of stiff paper placed between the group and one flank, which is rendered flexible along at least one line or portion of elastic deformation and able thus to compress and expand elastically along an axis of compression and expansion normal to the axis of the packet; as a result of the tension stored in the pressure element, the cigarettes are invested with a uniformly applied pushing force and biased toward the access area whilst a similarly uniform reaction force is directed against the inside face of the flank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: G.D S.p. A.
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Draghetti, Angelo Li Vigni
  • Patent number: 5967310
    Abstract: A container system for smoking components including a main body portion which has a front face, a rear face and side faces with a closed lower face and an open upper face. A first recess extends downwardly from the upper face toward the bottom face. A second recess extends downwardly from the upper face and a small aperture extends downwardly from the upper face intermediate the first recess and second recess and closer to the rear face than to the front face. A cover plate is provided having a configuration essentially equivalent in size and shape to the upper face, with a hole therethrough overlying the aperture. A fastener extends through the hole of the cover plate into the aperture of the upper face to allow for the pivotal coupling of the cover plate to the upper face. The cover plate is adapted to be rotated between any of four positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Chrisjon Hill
  • Patent number: 5205402
    Abstract: A cigarettes case comprising (i) a case body with a top partially cut away to provide a top opening located adjacent to one side of the case body for taking out a cigarette from the case body, with a vertical slit provided in the one side, and with an opposed, open side for supplying cigarettes into the case body 1, (ii) a removable side wall member for closing the open side, and (iii) a slider located in the case body and having a lid portion, an upright portion, and a projecting bottom portion. The lid portion closes the top opening when the slider is on the bottom of the case body. The upright portion is in contact with the one side of the case body. The bottom portion projects toward the open side of the case body and has sufficient size to support at least one cigarette thereon. The upright portion is provided at its outer surface with a projection projecting outwardly through the slit. A handle is located outside the case body and is connected to the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Assignee: Nagoya Kenkotabako Yugen Kaisha
    Inventor: Hikotaro Maeda
  • Patent number: 5123530
    Abstract: A cigarette container comprising a body having a plurality of cigarette receivers therein, each receiver being in the form of a bore of substantially the same size as a cigarette, with a helical spring disposed on the lower end thereof, to respectively receive a cigarette therein, a cover which is releasibly secured on the body so as to be capable of being opened to deposit cigarettes into the cigarette receivers, and has a plurality of lids thereon, each of the lids covers a cigarette receiver and is slidable away from its position to allow a cigarette to be forced upward by one of the springs. A further bore is formed in the body to receive a plurality of granular breath refreshing pastilles therein and a dispensing device associated therewith is installed to control the dispensing of the pastilles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventor: Kuen-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 5086918
    Abstract: A portable cigarette caddy is disclosed which includes a mechanism designed to allow easy dispensing of cigarettes one at a time from a container. The mechanism includes a lever pivotable on a fulcrum which lever pushes a cigarette through an opening in the container which is closed by a cover operable at the same time as the lever is actuated. The device may be suitably attached to a wall surface within a vehicle and may also have a separate detachably attached container sized and configured to hold a cigarette lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Inventor: Michael P. D'Antonio
  • Patent number: 5058739
    Abstract: This is a combination of cigarette package, cigarettes and an accordian like cigarette spacer. The boxlike cigarette package has first and second short sides and a second short side which are in spaced parallel relation with each other. The cigarettes are positioned between the first and second short sides typical of the presently available cigarette package. The cigarette spacer is positioned between the first short side and the cigarettes placing the spacer under compression so that removal of some cigarettes will relieve the pressure causing the cigarette spacer to expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Arthur W. Sainsbury
  • Patent number: 4798310
    Abstract: An article storage container comprising; a case including an accommodation chamber having an opening in an end thereof, a retainer for holding an article within the chamber, and a change-over mechanism attached to the retainer. The change-over mechanism is adapted to displace the retainer and to change its position alternately between an accommodated position in which the article is completely inserted within the opening of the case and an ejecting position in which the article is partially projecting above the opening of the case through manual pressing action against the article inserted within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: Platinum Pen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuo Kasai, Kimio Kodera, Mitsuo Maki
  • Patent number: 4724974
    Abstract: The dispensing container is a box-like structure made of wood and having an opening at its upper and forward corner to enable drinking straws to be pulled upwardly out of the container. A spring-loaded plunger within the container presses the straws forwardly toward the dispensing opening. The top wall of the container may be slid rearwardly to an open position to enable straws to be loaded into the container and, to facilitate such loading, the plunger is adapted to be latched releasably in a rearwardly retracted position by a pin and groove latching arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Expressions in Wood, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen M. Marqua, John T. Marqua
  • Patent number: 4300675
    Abstract: A box for cigarettes, cigars or the like smoking units comprises a box body having a longitudinally displaceable slide cover. A lifting hoop or stirrup of spring wire serves for lifting the smoking units at one end, while the cover has been partly removed. The wire hoop has two ends which are inserted in opposite side portions of the box body, and two legs which are depressed into corresponding grooves of the body by the cover when the latter is completely closed, as well as a cross portion which extends across the top face of the box body and which is raised, the legs adjacent the cross portion being biassed upwardly away from the box front face when the cover is partly slid away therefrom to expose the larger portion of the hoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Inventor: Hans-Ruedi Wagner