Combined Patents (Class 206/86)
  • Patent number: 9108785
    Abstract: A cigarette pack and lighter device is disclosed that provides a way for smokers to always have a lighter on hand. The cigarette pack and lighter device comprises a container for retaining a plurality of cigarettes, and an extended section secured to the container for retaining a lighter. The extended section comprises at least one opening for accessing a thumb spark clicker and/or a vented flame hole of the lighter, so that a user can access the lighter without having to remove the lighter from the extended section. Typically, the openings are covered with a perforated cardstock material that can be torn away by the user to access the thumb spark clicker and/or the vented flame hole of the lighter, such that the user can light the cigarettes with the provided lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Weinrich
  • Patent number: 9022039
    Abstract: A simulated smoking device (1) comprising a simulated cigarette having a substantially cylindrical cigarette-like shape and a refill device (2, 50) having a substantially cuboid housing with a cigarette pack-like shape containing refill gas (32, 59) for the simulated cigarette and having means for selectively retaining the simulated cigarette. The simulated cigarette may be retained wholly within the housing. It may be retained at a location different from the refill location. A dose counter may be provided to give a visual indication of the doses in the refill device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kind Consumer Limited
    Inventor: Alex Hearn
  • Publication number: 20140262856
    Abstract: An igniter apparatus for igniting a tobacco-based product having a sensitized tip, comprising: a first portion having a first surface and a second portion having a second surface, at least one of the first and second surfaces being movable with respect to other surface, wherein at least a portion of the first and second surfaces are substantially parallel to one another; a channel at least partially formed between the first and second portions, the channel having at least one opening configured to receive the tobacco-based product as it is inserted therein; and an abrasive material coated on at least a portion of the channel, the abrasive material being configured to at least partially contact the tobacco-based product when the first and second surfaces are manually positioned a predetermined distance from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Teresa R. Damiani, Bruce A. Zaccagnini, James Cutri
  • Patent number: 8739967
    Abstract: A cigarette storage system for holding at least one cigarette is provided. The cigarette storage system comprises a case and an airtight storage formed in the case for holding the at least one cigarette. A lighter fluid reservoir is formed in the case with the lighter fluid reservoir having an amount of lighter fluid therein. A cigarette lighter fluidly cooperates with the lighter fluid in the lighter fluid reservoir with the cigarette lighter igniting the lighter fluid to produce a flame for lighting the at least one cigarette wherein a user can remove a cigarette from the airtight storage and ignite the cigarette with the cigarette lighter prior to smoking the cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Edythe George
  • Patent number: 8590584
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to flaming wallets, and methods of making the same, with such flaming wallets typically being used for magic tricks, illusions, jokes, and/or general fun. In certain example embodiments, a flame mechanism may be substantially completely concealed by “fake money.” The flame mechanism of certain example embodiments may include an igniter that produces a spark for causing flammable material applied to flame retardant material to combust, with the flame retardant material being inserted into respective recesses of one or more flame retardant material holders located between the inner surface of the flaming wallet and the rear surface of the fake money. In certain example embodiments, a magnet mechanism may facilitate the closing of the wallet and/or the extinguishing of the flames produced by the flaming wallet. Advantageously, the flaming wallet of certain example embodiments does not necessarily require hidden compartments or areas, or sleight of hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Invisible Intelligence Incorporated
    Inventor: Howie Marmer
  • Patent number: 8567626
    Abstract: A fastening device for fastening a tube to a bearing structure, particularly a horizontal mesh frame tube of a mesh cage attached to a transport pallet used to hold a liquid container. To form the fastening device the tube has a fastening section with a zone flattened by compression and provided with a fastening hole to accommodate a fastening bolt connecting the fastening section to the bearing structure. The fastening hole has a perimeter shaped such that the perimeter defines a force application plane between a bolt head and the fastening section that is inclined at an angle ? relative to a fastening plane in which the fastening section is connected to the bearing structure. The perimeter has a hole embrasure formed by an annular collar extending in the direction of a fastening axis, and which defines a bearing surface for the bolt head disposed in the force application plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Protechna S.A.
    Inventor: Udo Schütz
  • Publication number: 20130248385
    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: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Scatterday, Craig Weiss
  • Patent number: 8490784
    Abstract: An article for smokers comprises a main body (1) of elongate form exhibiting a first end (11) and a second end (12). The main body (1) has a cavity (4) accessible from outside at the second end (12) adapted for receiving the lit end portion of a cigarette. An element (5), which is associated to the second end (12), is provided with a base (51) and with a cutting profile (52) for cutting the cigarette. The element (5) is translatable with respect to the second end (12) of the main body (1) between an open position (A) of the cavity (4) of the main body (1) and a closed position (C) of the cavity (4), with the displacement of the element (5) from the open position (A) to the closed position (C) determining the cutting of the cigarette by means of the cutting profile (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: On-Off Cigarette S.r.l.
    Inventor: Pierpaolo Cortesi
  • Patent number: 8459447
    Abstract: A package having a parallelepiped-shaped container, which is cup-shaped and has a bottom wall, an open top end opposite the bottom wall, a front wall and a rear wall opposite and parallel to each other, and two parallel lateral walls interposed between the front wall and the rear wall; and a lid, which rotates between a closed position and an open position respectively closing and opening the open top end of the container, and has a top wall hinged to the rear wall of the container, and a front wall which, in the closed position, is superimposed on the front wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Marco Ghini, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 8348822
    Abstract: A packing structure, which consists of pliant border having a length, and strips of pliant material attached to the border along the length thereof. The border is attached to itself at a plurality of spaced-apart points forming a lattice, which constitutes a supporting base for the strips of pliant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michele MacCollum Govig
  • Patent number: 8123666
    Abstract: A packing structure, which consists of pliant border having a length, and strips of pliant material attached to the border along the length thereof. The border is attached to itself at a plurality of spaced-apart points forming a lattice, which constitutes a supporting base for the strips of pliant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Michele MacCollum Govig
  • Patent number: 8113343
    Abstract: A portable cigarette ashes container includes a receptacle and a top portion detachable from the receptacle, and has a top side in which a circular aperture to the interior of the receptacle and a further aperture to an upwards open pocket situated in the receptacle are situated, in which pocket a gas container of a cigarette lighter is received. A tubular passage having a length longer than the length of a cigarette butt and the same diameter as the cigarette butt is tightly secured to the edge of the circular aperture. A cap is hingedly connected to the top side of the top portion. The cap is provided with an interior closure member, which with the cap in closed position tightly closes the opening of the passage in the top side of the top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cigbuster AB
    Inventor: Jan Åkerlind
  • 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: 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: 7712496
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to flaming wallets, and methods of making the same, with such flaming wallets typically being used for magic tricks, illusions, jokes, and/or general fun. In certain example embodiments, a flame mechanism may be substantially completely concealed by “fake money.” The flame mechanism of certain example embodiments may include an igniter that produces a spark for causing flammable material applied to flame retardant material to combust, with the flame retardant material being inserted into respective recesses of one or more flame retardant material holders located between the inner surface of the flaming wallet and the rear surface of the fake money. In certain example embodiments, a magnet mechanism may facilitate the closing of the wallet and/or the extinguishing of the flames produced by the flaming wallet. Advantageously, the flaming wallet of certain example embodiments does not necessarily require hidden compartments or areas, or sleight of hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Invisible Intelligence Incorporated
    Inventor: Howie Marmer
  • Publication number: 20100006457
    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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Manuel Escamilla, Damien Escamilla
  • Publication number: 20090314662
    Abstract: A portable cigarette ashes container includes a receptacle and a top portion detachable from the receptacle, and has a top side in which a circular aperture to the interior of the receptacle and a further aperture to an upwards open pocket situated in the receptacle are situated, in which pocket a gas container of a cigarette lighter is received. The pocket is freely situated in the receptacle with an edge around the pocket opening tightly secured to the edge of the further aperture in the top portion, in addition to which a tubular passage having a length longer than the length of a cigarette butt and the same diameter as the cigarette butt is tightly secured to the edge of the circular aperture. A cap is hingedly connected to the top side of the top portion. The cap is provided with an interior closure member, which with the cap in closed position tightly closes the opening of the passage in the top side of the top portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: CIGBUSTER AB
    Inventor: Jan Åkerlind
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7360646
    Abstract: A 2 in 1 packaging utilizing the ‘CLICK opening system (FIG. 1) cigarettes packaging and integrated with matches and its striking paper which is placed in the inner part of the packaging, which consists of: the opening of the packaging utilizing the ‘click’ system (10), the inner parts of the cigarettes packaging (11), the outer parts of the cigarettes packaging (drawing 12), and the matches and its striking paper packaging (13) which form one integrated unit. The opening of the cigarettes packaging utilizes the ‘click’ system which is made of elastic plastic or metal and the inner part (11) of the cigarettes packaging forms a part which is placed at the inner parts of the outer parts of the cigarettes packaging where evenly gluing is mandatory so that there will be no air pockets. This is to prevent the smell of the matches as well as of the striking paper of the matches and striking paper packaging (13) having effect on the taste and the aroma of the cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Indra Muliadi Sugiharto
  • Patent number: 6978887
    Abstract: A combined birthday candle and match package wherein a box having front, back, end and side walls is provided with a plurality of matches integral and co-planar with the back wall. Perforations are provided between the matches and the back wall so that the matches can be individually torn from the back wall. A match striking surface is provided on an end wall. The front wall may include a window portion, and the back wall may include a foldable panel for covering the matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Victoria J. Bingham
  • Patent number: 6719129
    Abstract: A cigarette pack holder adapted to receive in combination a cigarette pack containing cigarettes. The holder includes a rectangularly-shaped housing having a planar front wall; an opposing rear wall; a pair of opposing planar side walls connected to the front and back walls; a planar base at one end of the housing; the walls and the base defining therebetween a chamber to receive the pack in removable engagement; an open-ended top at the other end of the housing through which the pack can operably pass into and out of the chamber; the base having portions defining an aperture of requisite shape and size to enable entry of a human digit to effect displacement of the pack within the chamber; and retaining structure connected to the rear wall adapted to be removably retained by an object worn by a person. The holder provides for the convenient and safe carrying of a pack of cigarettes by a person on the person's attire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Douglas A. Davis
  • Patent number: 6693850
    Abstract: There is provided a cigarette case having a compartment for the storage of cigarettes and a second compartment of for the storage of a removable lighter or, alternatively, a lighter as an integral element of the case. An access door allows the removal of a cigarette from the case and the use of the lighter, while a separate installation door allows a pack of cigarettes to introduced into the cigarette compartment. An integral clock allows a user to set an alarm to sound at either a desired time or after a desired period of time, a feature beneficial to one desiring to limit the frequency of smoking. An adjustable spacer plate within the cigarette compartment accommodates either “regular” or “king” cigarettes. A clip on the back of the case allows for clipping the case to a user's belt, a automobile's sun visor or other similar object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Azanaw Mulaw
  • Publication number: 20030205487
    Abstract: A cigarette package includes a cigarette box with an outer wall surface, and a matchbook attached to the outer wall surface of the cigarette box. The matchbook includes a matchbook cover having an inner cover part with an inner cover surface, and an outer cover part connected to the inner cover part and having an inner cover surface. At least one match is disposed between the inner and outer cover parts, is connected to and is capable of being torn apart from the matchbook cover, and has a head end coated with an ignitable material. A first abrasive strip is provided on the inner cover surface of the inner cover part. A second abrasive strip is provided on the inner cover surface of the outer cover part. The head end of the match can be ignited when rubbed against the first and second abrasive strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventor: Shen-Keng Lin
  • Patent number: 6446793
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting a cigarette lighter and cigarettes from damage and wetting. A preferred embodiment of the apparatus comprises a body fitted with an insert that accommodates a disposable lighter and a number of cigarettes. A lid is provided that snaps onto the body to provide a waterproof seal between the body and the lid. In some embodiments, the body and the lid are injection molded of plastic as one piece and are connected by means of an integral hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: John M. Layshock
  • Publication number: 20020063069
    Abstract: A cigarette case for holding a cigarette pack. The cigarette case has an exterior surface covered with or constructed from a tacky material having sufficient tackiness to prevent the cigarette case from sliding out of a top pocket of a shirt when the person bends over.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: Jacques A. Bouchard
  • Patent number: 6257469
    Abstract: A holder assembly which may be removably mounted on the person of a user and which is designed for holding a cigarette lighter and a bottle opener for convenient and repeated use by bartenders in order to properly service their customers, wherein the holder assembly includes a base having a pocket structure formed on a front surface thereof which is specifically dimensioned and configured to correspond to the cigarette lighter. A compartment is disposed in said base and is dimensioned and configured to contain a retraction structure which is operatively connected to the bottle opener and includes a spring biased take-up reel from which a flexible, cord extends and is secured to the bottle opener, thereby facilitating the outwardly extended yet retractable positioning of the bottle opener for use while maintaining secure attachment thereof to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: David M. Cohn
  • Patent number: 6177391
    Abstract: A one time use disposable soap. The soap includes a substrate, a cleansing composition, and a holder. The substrate is dissolvable in water. The cleansing composition is impregnated in the substrate so as to form a dry and cleanser impregnated substrate. The dry and cleanser impregnated substrate is not laid hold on to prevent exposure and evaporation of the cleansing composition, since the dry and cleanser impregnated substrate is dry. The holder removably holds at least one stacked dry and cleanser impregnated substrate. When the dry and cleanser impregnated substrate is removed from the holder and subjected to water, the substrate dissolves leaving the cleansing composition dissolved in the water for cleansing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Inventor: Alam Zafar
  • Patent number: 6092647
    Abstract: A beverage container assembly is provided having a container body defining an interior chamber, and a well having a hollow interior defining a receiving space. The receiving space further includes an opening through which a cigarette lighter can be passed and retained inside the receiving space. The receiving space has an elongated cross-section and a sealed bottom. The cigarette lighter is vertically oriented when it is retained inside the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventors: Frank Yeh, Dwight A. Cline
  • 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: 5878875
    Abstract: A cigarette container having a unitary, integral outer envelope utilizes a series of folds within discreet folding domains to form a lower cigarette containing portion and an upper flip top portion containing a match drawer cavity. A conventional inner insert is glued to the inner surface of the outer envelope to retain the cigarettes firmly but permit easy access thereto. A rectangular drawer for housing stick-type matches is provided which can be accessed from either side of the cigarette container. A striker surface is coated on one or more sides of the drawer as a convenience to left and right handed smokers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Inventor: Henry Leong
  • Patent number: 5726421
    Abstract: An ejection system is provided which has a mechanism such as a plunger which is positioned to eject at least a portion of a cigarette from the lighter cavity upon actuation by a smoker. The plunger is also positionable to occlude the lighter opening to protect the lighter cavity from dust, moisture, etc. The plunger is shaped, located and arranged to apply a force on the cigarette end inserted into the lighter. Further, an icon based indicator informs the smoker of the status of a cigarette inserted into the lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: Grier S. Fleischhauer, Patrick H. Hayes, Charles T. Higgins, Richard E. Jones, Robert L. Ripley, T. Paul Beane, J. Robert Nelson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5605226
    Abstract: A convenience caddy (20) primarily for a smoker's use. The caddy (20) includes a body (21) and its inseparable lid (24) joined together by an elastic connection in the form of a bungee cord (47) or a coiled spring (64). A lower end of the connection is pivotally connected midway of and to the body (21), and having its upper end pivotally connected to the lid (24) within a hollow chamber (50) formed in it. The bungee cord (47) is disposed in a longitudinal slot (38 ) along one face (39) in the body (21) and traverse along a trajectory generated by removing the lid (24), against the bliss of the bungee cord (47), from the top of the body (21) and swinging it down to the bottom of the body (21) where it is seated, out of the way of lighter unit (30) mounted in a pocket (27) in the body (21) and another pocket (26) for ashes, butts, and filters. Mouths (59) in the lid (24) provide a holding member for lighted cigarettes when not held by the smoker. An alternate embodiment includes clip members (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventor: William J. Hernlein
  • Patent number: 5558217
    Abstract: Hinge-lid packs for cigarettes have a standard structure. To increase the functional value, a lighter (33) is disposed within a chamber (32) which is separated from the cigarette block (10). The walls for delimiting the chamber (32) are formed from the same blank as the collar (28) such that, as in a conventional hinge-lid pack, outer front edges (38, 39) are formed for supporting or guiding the lid (12) in the closing position. Because of the lesser height of the lighter (33), a base (44) is formed in the chamber (32) on a bottom wall (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Heido Sporing
  • Patent number: 5482157
    Abstract: A cigarette wrapper has two chambers, one for cigarettes and the other for matches. The other chamber includes a match case at either the upper or lower part of cigarette case. The match case is made of plastic material, and has a cover and an outlet at one end. In a preferred embodiment, a guide indentation at the one side of the match case has a match dispensing outlet and a shaft hole, for receiving a pivoted door inserted to the shaft hole for covering or uncovering the outlet. An L-shaped push member has one arm connected with the match case having a pin at the end of its other arm for rotating the pivoted door. In another embodiment, the push member has a hole in the other arm for covering or uncovering the outlet responsive to a sliding of the other arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Kee Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 5462212
    Abstract: A cigarette lighter keeper comprising a one-piece base plate formed of a rigid material in a rectangular configuration having short parallel side edges with a vertical center line therebetween and long parallel upper and lower edges with a horizontal center line therebetween, the one-piece base plate having a front face and a rear face parallel with respect to each other; and forwardly extending brackets integrally formed with the front face of the base plate, each of the brackets extending outboardly from the base plate essentially perpendicular to the front face at the inboard extents then arcuately curved away from the horizontal center line and then formed with an opposite curve at the outboard extents thereof, the intermediate extents of the brackets together constituting the greater portion of a circular cross-section for receiving and supporting a cigarette lighter therein, the bracket being fabricated of a resilient material to allow the positioning and removal of a cigarette lighter within the interm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: Robert N. Hertel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5368155
    Abstract: A cigarette package is arranged to include a push plate having at least one spring member mounted between the push plate and a side wall of the package to define a receiving space for reception of cigarette butts therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Inventor: Jerome F. Ewen
  • Patent number: 5277315
    Abstract: A container for carrying cigarettes and a cigarette lighter having two open compartments wherein one open compartment slidably engages the second open compartment to form a sealed interior. The container includes a clip structure for attaching the container to another object. The container's surface preferably includes a raised area, a portion of that area being ribbed, as well as a cloth pouch for enclosing the entire container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Plein Enterprises
    Inventor: Steve Plein
  • Patent number: 5265717
    Abstract: A cigarette case having an arrangement for automatically lighting and ejecting a cigarette therefrom. The case includes an outer casing which receives the cigarettes therein. The cigarettes are loaded within a conveyor carousel which preferably has sufficient space to load an entire pack of cigarettes. An ejector lid is pivoted to the outer casing and provides an ejection opening for the lit cigarette when in the open position. Movement of the lid from the closed to the open position causes the conveyor carousel to advance one increment and places a cigarette on a lift device, which is raised to extend a portion of the cigarette out of the case such that it may be grasped by the user. During this lifting a lighter is activated to light the cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Inventor: Imad Daghestani
  • Patent number: 5226541
    Abstract: A make-up kit is composed of plural storage and functional components which may be alternatively and detachably assembled together through cooperating male and female slip joints to adapt the kit to the personal needs of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Hui C. Huang
  • Patent number: 5035608
    Abstract: A device to render articles such as disposable lighters resistant to unauthorized use including a body which slidably receives the lighter. In the normal protected position, the lighter is within the housing and is restricted from extension from the body to a use-position by a locking pin carried on a rocker arm. The rocker arm controls the position of the locking pin and may not be released unless the lighter is inverted releasing a tumbler freeing the rocker arm and thus permitting depression of the rocker arm to disengage the locking pin from the lighter. In the disengaged position, the user may slide the lighter relative to the sleeve to a use-position in which the lighter may be actuated. The safety device may be applied to other articles to make them child-resistant such as medicine containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Inventor: Joseph R. Parren
  • Patent number: 4901848
    Abstract: A case for personal accessory items such as disposable lighters, cosmetics and candy, packaged in elongate containers. In the preferred embodiment, a case having a transparent area slidably receives the accessory item. Suitable ornamentation is provided in the transparent area. A portion of the case extends to provide a shield or guard over the ignition components of the lighter to minimize the risk of inadvertent actuation when the lighter is fully inserted in the case. The body of the case may be provided with a relieved area so that the user can conveniently extend a part of the contained lighter from the case to a position of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Joseph R. Parren
  • Patent number: 4898532
    Abstract: A retractable lighter apparatus discloses a retractable housing member including a spring-biased retractable first length of chain positionable within a housing secured to a second length of chain with an intermediate abutment sphere to maintain the second length of chain exteriorly of the housing. The second length of chain is integrally secured to a "C" shaped spring clip at its remote end securable about a cigarette lighter. The cigarette lighter and clip are positionable within a pouch of an internal diameter complementary to that of the external diameter of the "C" shaped clip, wherein the "C" shaped clip and associated second length of chain are directed within the pouch and along a slot axially positioned through a wall of the pouch. The retraction member and the pouch are each provided with clips for securement to various garment portions of an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Inventor: David P. Bercik
  • Patent number: 4854856
    Abstract: A combination lighter and container opener includes an elongated handle which has a container opener member at one end. The other end of the handle has a pair of rolled under and inwardly turned flanges oriented to permit the frictional wedging engagement of the fuel tank portion of a disposable lighter, leaving the igniter portion of the lighter extending beyond the other end of the handle. The handle has a length which is greater than the length of the lighter, and the flanges are spaced apart to permit a lighter to be pushed out of the handle for replacement with a new one when the fuel is spent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: V and H Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steiger Jr., H. M., Victor M. Catania
  • Patent number: 4852729
    Abstract: A holder for a cigarette pack and a lighter. The holder includes two compartments and has an open top. The holder is integrally formed as a one piece, five-sided plastic box. A partition is integrally joined with three sides and separates the compartments. Within the lighter compartment is inserted a depth adjusting block which adjusts the height of the lighter. A different embodiment is made with a lighter compartment which is formed shallower than compartment for the cigarette pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventor: John R. Conte
  • Patent number: 4625861
    Abstract: A case preferably for a lighter (3), especially of the disposable type, is tubular and at its lower end it comprises a recess (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b), which partly is provided with a gripping part (8) projecting radially inwards and gripping under the free rim (11) of a cap (10) so as to loosen said cap from a bottleneck (12), and partly comprises a counter-holding part (5a, 5b) opposing the gripping part (8) and abutting and pressing on the top side of a cap (10). The case is made of a single sheet member (1) of metal, especially steel. The case (1) is bent substantially symmetrically from the longitudinal central line of the sheet member (1) so as to form two opposing side walls (26, 27), of which the first side wall is continued, whereas the second side wall (27) formed by the outer portion of the sheet member (1) is broken. The rims of the outer portions maintain a narrow slot therebetween, whereby the lighter (3) is retained by the resilience of the metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Inventor: Harald U. G. Krog
  • Patent number: 4588076
    Abstract: A smokers' convenience caddy includes a compartmentalized receptacle with detachable components. A base unit adapted for accommodating a conventional package of cigarettes is securable to a selected substantially vertical support surface. An ash container is suspendable from the base unit and alternatively can be utilized at a remote location therefrom. A lighter pod for accepting a cigarette lighter is attachable to a side wall of the base unit and can also be independently deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Inventors: Mario A. Caputo, Jeffrey C. Caputo
  • Patent number: 4553926
    Abstract: A cigarette lighter holder has a pencil sharpener or a whistle and a set screw or other arrangement for holding a cigarette lighter within a cavity in the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Inventor: Serge Crespy
  • Patent number: 4303154
    Abstract: A cigarette case is provided with adjustable features to accommodate cigarette packages of varying lengths and widths. A longitudinally slidable insert serves to accommodate variations in package length while a swingable side panel attached to the insert is biased inwardly to accommodate variations in width of the package. A hinged package lid engages the lid of a hard-pack cigarette package for simultaneous opening therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Inventor: Harlan D. Hicks
  • Patent number: 4252237
    Abstract: A combination holder for a package of cigarettes and ancillary items. It includes a main compartment for the cigarettes, a compartment for ashes and butts, one for a book of matches, and one for a lighter, and a clip for detachably clipping onto a person's belt, or a sun visor in an automobile, etc. An extinguisher is included in the ash compartment in the form of a perforated metal insert. The holder is unitary and effectively integral. It is preferably of plastic material, and it includes a cover for the main compartment and a cover for the ash compartment that are swingable between closed and opened positions, and are integral with the body of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1981
    Inventor: Paul S. Baclit
  • Patent number: 4223687
    Abstract: A combination smoking device and a lighter for the smoking material in which the combustion area for the smoking material has a mouth piece swingable from an inoperative position into an operative position and in which an auxiliary supply of smoking material includes a valve that may be opened for placing the auxiliary supply in direct communication with the combustion area for replenishing it with a fresh supply of smoking material. Also, a smoking material lighter is positioned adjacent to the combustion area so that the operator can fill the area with smoking material and then ignite a wick and swing the mouth piece into operative position and suck air therethrough for creating a down draft in the combustion area for causing the flame from the ignited wick to ignite the smoking material. A hinged cover may now be closed for extinguishing the wick flame, the cover having air passages for supplying sufficient air to the combustion area for maintaining a continuous burning of the smoking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Inventor: Michael W. Sandeen