Burner Head Or Igniter Removably Secured To Fuel Tank By Encircling Frame Or Casing Patents (Class 431/142)
  • Patent number: 10408450
    Abstract: A fire starter may include a fire starting mechanism comprising a friction wheel, an axle, a flint, a spring, and a screw. The fire starter also may include a housing and a capsule with a storage compartment therein. The capsule may be attachable to the main housing. The axle may pass through the friction wheel and be screwed or pressed into the housing. Ignition may be created by the spring pressing the flint into the friction wheel, with the screw holding the spring and flint in place such that when the friction wheel is rotated, a spark is generated. The friction wheel may be attached to the housing by the axle at to a single connection point, and the housing may be attached to a tinder removal device, which may be positionable within the storage compartment of the capsule when the housing and the capsule are attached together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Exotac, Inc.
    Inventor: Rob Falkenhayn
  • Patent number: 8926320
    Abstract: Smoking cessation lighter is configured for lighting cigarettes for a smoker, and learning software is provided for monitoring smoking behavior of a smoker during a first data collection period and guiding a smoker's smoking cessation by directing the smoker when the smoker is to smoke a cigarette based on data collected during the first data collection period. The learning software monitors user behavior and collects data during use of the lighter by the smoker after the initial data collection period in order to analyze and further guide the smoker based on the smoker's cheating behavior, the smoker's behavior of lighting a cigarette for a friend, and the smoker's behavior of skipping use of the lighter at a time when the smoker has been directed to light a cigarette by the lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Samer Elias Al Gharib
  • Patent number: 8747104
    Abstract: Liquated gas lighter with non-adjustable flame height, comprising a gas reservoir, a burner and a gas flow limiting device consisting of a microporous membrane gripped between a first seating body and a second seating body. First seating body has a through hole that comes out on one side directly into microporous membrane and on the other side into reservoir. Second seating body has a seating surface in contact with membrane, a groove formed in seating surface, an outlet duct and a linking passage between groove and outlet duct. Through hole is facing, at least partially and through microporous membrane, groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Flamagas S.A.
    Inventor: Joan Lucas-Puig-Gros
  • Patent number: 8678816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hot air internal ignition burner/generator comprising an injection device used for producing a high-speed fuel gas mixture stream and for injecting said stream into the burner head (2) which is tabular-shaped and comprises in-series arranged therein a pressure recovery chamber (10), an igniting chamber (11) and simple or multiple diffusion means (24) which are fixed inside the head (2), where two chambers are jointed, wherein said diffusion means (24) comprise a central orifice provided with an igniting tube which penetrates therein and axially extends inside the pressure recovery chamber (10) in such a way that it defines the ignition chamber (43) provided with igniting electrodes (42) connected to the pressure recovery chamber (10) of the burner (2) via a calibrated orifice (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: SEFMAT
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Sarrazy
  • Patent number: 8469020
    Abstract: A portable heater has a housing with a base, an opposing open end, a sidewall extending between the base and the open end, an opening in the sidewall, and a lip in the sidewall proximate the open end. A fuel container support for receiving a fuel container is in the housing, proximate the base. A cover selectably coupled to the housing closes off the open end. The cover has a flue for receiving heat from a heating unit and directing the heat out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Northrup
  • Publication number: 20130104879
    Abstract: A portable gas heater includes a heater body, a gas burner mounted on a front panel of the heater body, a gas supply arrangement connected between the gas burner inside the heater body and the gas bottle for providing a gas passage including a safety valve, a control button and a connecting tube, a gas bottle positioning arrangement, and a pilot flame arrangement mounted on the heater body near the gas burner and connected to the safety valve through a gas inlet. The pilot flame arrangement includes a thermocouple, a pilot flame unit, and an electrode rod connected to an ignition wire of the safety valve. The pilot flame unit includes a pilot fire nozzle, a mixing tube and a connector connected with each others. The heater is compact, small and light-weighted while ready for immediate use without assembly and disassembly requirements, thereby convenience for indoor and outdoor use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Weiqun JIN, Weidong JIN
  • Patent number: 8414290
    Abstract: A device for igniting combustible means, especially solid combustibles such as wood, charcoal, and similar. The device includes a pressurized receptacle that is filled with a combustible medium, a spring-loaded actuating valve which selectively opens and closes a discharge port of the receptacle, preferably by applying pressure with a fingertip, and a top part that is joined to the discharge port and has a tubular extension having an adequate length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan Gdynia
  • Patent number: 8210843
    Abstract: A gas torch includes a torch head assembly including a coupled base and a connected portion coupled to an outer periphery of the coupled base. A joint assembly, which is coupled to the coupled base and adapted for connecting to a nozzle of a bottled gas tank, includes a first joint member and a second joint member communicating with the first joint member. Two fasteners are inserted through the first and second joint members and engaged with the coupled base of the torch head. The joint assembly enables the torch head assembly to connect to different kinds of gas tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Pro-Iroda Industreis, Inc.
    Inventor: Arlo Lin
  • Patent number: 7815432
    Abstract: A cigarette lighter has a removable fuel cartridge with a reservoir for holding flammable liquid fuel, a valve for controlling the flow of fuel into and from the reservoir, an ignition actuator for causing ignition of the fuel, a nozzle for causing the ignited fuel to form a lighting flame, and a valve actuator that cooperates with the ignition actuator to open the valve as the ignition actuator is actuated. The reservoir has a transparent portion which is aligned with a window in the lighter housing to allow external observation of the fuel level in the reservoir. The transparent portion includes indicia for gauging the amount of fuel. The indicia is structurally contoured to provide means for engaging the reservoir to remove the fuel cartridge from the lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20090239183
    Abstract: Liquated gas lighter with non-adjustable flame height, comprising a gas reservoir (12), a burner (1) and a gas flow limiting device consisting of a microporous membrane (2) gripped between a first seating body (3) and a second seating body (4). First seating body (3) has a through hole (17) that comes out on one side directly into microporous membrane (2) and on the other side into reservoir (12). Second seating body (4) has a seating surface (22) in contact with membrane (2), a groove (6) formed in seating surface (22), an outlet duct (7) and a linking passage (18) between groove (6) and outlet duct (7). Through hole (17) is facing, at least partially and through microporous membrane (2), groove (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: FLAMAGAS S.A.
    Inventor: Joan Lucas-Puig-Gros
  • Publication number: 20090068603
    Abstract: A cigarette lighter has a fuel cartridge for use therewith that may be removable there-from. In the exemplary embodiment, the fuel cartridge has a reservoir for holding a flammable liquid fuel, and includes a valve having a closed state for denying escape of the fuel from the reservoir and an open state for allowing such escape. The lighter has an ignition actuator for causing ignition of the escaped fuel when the ignition actuator is actuated, a nozzle for causing the ignited fuel to form a lighting flame, and a valve actuator cooperating with the ignition actuator to open the valve as the ignition actuator is actuated. In the exemplary embodiment, the reservoir has a transparent portion and the lighter housing is an opaque shell surrounding the reservoir with a viewing window there-through. The viewing window is aligned with the transparent portion of the reservoir to allow external observation of the amount of fuel within said chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: Colibri Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: 7462033
    Abstract: A lighter incorporates with a fuel supply arrangement which includes a replaceable fuel cartridge detachably received in a receiving cavity of a casing for storing a liquefied fuel, and a gas releasable valve extended from the replaceable fuel cartridge for controlling a flow of gas from the replaceable fuel cartridge. Therefore, a user is able to refill the fuel by simply replacing a used replaceable fuel cartridge with a new replaceable fuel cartridge which is fully pre-filled with fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Inventor: Yiling Xie
  • Publication number: 20080131826
    Abstract: A lighter incorporates with a fuel supply arrangement which includes a replaceable fuel cartridge detachably received in a receiving cavity of a casing for storing a liquefied fuel, and a gas releasable valve extended from the replaceable fuel cartridge for controlling a flow of gas from the replaceable fuel cartridge. Therefore, a user is able to refill the fuel by simply replacing a used replaceable fuel cartridge with a new replaceable fuel cartridge which is pre-filled with fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Yiling Xie
  • Patent number: 7223096
    Abstract: A lighter comprises a lighter housing, a gas container for storing liquid inflammable gas, a combustion device connected to the gas container, and an igniter for igniting inflammable gas in the combustion device. The housing includes an upper cover and a case, wherein one side of the upper cover includes a protuberance forming a small hole thereon; a connector disposed below the protuberance of the upper cover for connecting the upper cover and the case, wherein the connector includes a recess portion coupling with the protuberance and having transverse holes on both sides of the recess portion; and a bolt for rotationally connecting the protuberance and the recess portion; wherein the case has at its edge port a longitudinal groove connected to the connector and having an opening at the edge port of the groove to couple with the protuberance of the upper cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Chi Lam Wong
  • Patent number: 6953336
    Abstract: A gas stove with a burner and gas container is configured such that the gas container is thermally conductively connected with a burner part that is heated during operation. The thermally conductive connection is achieved via a thermally conductive housing that accommodates the gas container. This ensures a reliable burner operation despite an endothermic gas expansion in the gas container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Karl Heinz Forytta, Frank Drenkow, Johannes Gretencord, Burkhard Kr├╝per, Jozef Ninc, Erny Huberty, Renate Reddigau, Uwe Reddigau
  • Patent number: 6945771
    Abstract: A lighter incorporates with a fuel supply arrangement which includes a replaceable fuel cartridge detachably received in a receiving cavity of a casing for storing a liquefied fuel, and a gas releasable valve extended from the replaceable fuel cartridge for controlling a flow of gas from the replaceable fuel cartridge. Therefore, a user is able to refill the fuel by simply replacing a used replaceable fuel cartridge with a new replaceable fuel cartridge which is fully pre-filled with fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Yiling Xie
  • Patent number: 6902392
    Abstract: A lighter comprising an outer case having a first sidewall disposed in spaced apart relation to a second sidewall, a first end wall disposed in spaced apart relation to a second end wall, and a base connected to the side walls and end walls. A lid having lid end walls and lid side walls connected to a cover. A curved hinge connecting the outer case and lid. An inside unit is provided and is receivable in the outer case. The inside unit has a plate and front and rear lugs. A cam is mounted to the rear lugs and slides over the curved hinge. The cam has a cam contact surface that has curved portions used for sliding over the curved hinge to thus reduce interference when the lid is opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Zippo Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Michael Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 6773258
    Abstract: A windproof lighter comprising: a lighter housing, a gas container for storing liquid inflammable gas, a storage with an inlet valve and an outlet valve, an outlet lever for control of gas supply from storage, a windproof jet means connected to a gas passage of said storage and an igniter assembly, characterized by further comprising a supporting seat on said lighter housing for connecting windproof jet means, a bracket dismountably provided in or above said lighter housing and said supporting seat, wherein said bracket has one side sleeved onto said supporting seat or connected to said windproof jet means while the other side provided with an igniter assembly, and when said bracket is dismounted, said windproof jet means partially protrudes over said supporting seat, so that said windproof jet means may be dismountably mounted with said supporting seat. With such a simple structure the lighter may be used for longer time and generate better flames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Chi Lam Wong
  • Publication number: 20030233788
    Abstract: A method for gasifying carbonaceous materials to fuel gases comprises the formation of an ultra-superheated steam (USS) composition substantially containing water vapor, carbon dioxide and highly reactive free radicals thereof, at a temperature of about 2400° F. (1316° C.) to about 5000° F. (2760° C.). The USS composition comprising a high temperature clear, colorless flame is contacted with a carbonaceous material for rapid gasification/reforming thereof. The need for significant superstoichiometric steam addition for temperature control. Methods for controlling a gasification/reforming system to enhance efficiency are described. A USS burner for a fluidized bed gasification/reforming reactor, and methods of construction, are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Frederick Michael Lewis
  • Publication number: 20030207222
    Abstract: A lighter is provided. The lighter includes two spaced apart nozzles. Upon manual actuation of the lighter, each nozzle produces a separate flame, and the flames intersect to produce a single flame in region spaced apart from the body of the lighter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventor: Andrew D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030180676
    Abstract: A lighter incorporates with a fuel supply arrangement which includes a replaceable fuel cartridge detachably received in a receiving cavity of a casing for storing a liquefied fuel, and a gas releasable valve extended from the replaceable fuel cartridge for controlling a flow of gas from the replaceable fuel cartridge. Therefore, a user is able to refill the fuel by simply replacing a used replaceable fuel cartridge with a new replaceable fuel cartridge which is fully pre-filled with fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Yiling Xie
  • Publication number: 20020086256
    Abstract: A safety mechanism in a cigarette lighter that utilizes a multi-button system: a button and a button cover. The button has at least two elevations and is placed adjacent to the button cover. The button cover is coupled to one of the elevations of the button. A blocking element limits the downward movement of the button cover sufficiently to prevent activation of the piezo unit. To operate the lighter, the user must apply pressure to the button to operate release fuel and to operate the piezo unit to generate a spark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventor: Kil Yong Sung
  • Publication number: 20020076667
    Abstract: The invention concerns a lighter (10, 60, 90) comprising a device generating a flame whereof one part called an actuator (14) is mobile along a longitudinal axis between a neutral position, wherein said device cannot generate a flame and an active position, wherein said device can generate a flame, and a safety mechanism (30, 62, 94) mobile between a locked position, wherein said safety mechanism locks the actuator in its neutral position, and a released position allowing said actuator to move towards its active position. The invention is characterized in that the safety mechanism comprises a safety member (32, 64, 96) having a part said to be active (46, 72, 102, 128) which, when the safety mechanism is in locked position, is inclined relative to the longitudinal axis (ZZ′) of the actuator in the direction thereof SO as to be arranged against a stop (34, 106, 14, 119a) and, when the safety mechanism is in released position, is arranged opposite a housing (37, 112, 132).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: Aman Chung Kai Man
  • Patent number: 6247920
    Abstract: A refillable pyrophoric lighter having an outer casing with a hinged cover and having an inside unit that is received inside the casing by a frictional fit that is enhanced by at least one transverse rib integrally formed on the outside of the housing of the inside unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Zippo Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Bruce Michael Pfeil
  • Patent number: 6089857
    Abstract: A flavor generation piece (12) incorporates a formed body (32) of a material containing a flavor substance. A heater (42) heats the flavor generation piece (12) without burning it, thereby generating a flavor. The heater (42) has a tank (46) mounted in a heat-insulating holder (44) to store a combustible gas. A combustion portion (52) for burning the combustible gas is disposed on the tank (46). Ignition or extinction of the combustion portion (52) is selected by a switch (58). The upper portion of the heat-insulating holder (44) forms a heat exchange duct (62) surrounding the combustion portion (52) and providing an exhaust path (64). An air pipe (74) is disposed to cross the heat exchange duct (62) transversely in the exhaust path (64). Heat exchange is performed between a fluid flowing in the exhaust path (64) and a fluid flowing in the air pipe (74).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco, Inc.
    Inventors: Sadayoshi Matsuura, Manabu Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 6042366
    Abstract: A lantern includes a housing, a fuel inlet, and a flame guard surrounding the region in which the fuel is burned. A shield is hingedly connected to the housing to allow movement between a closed position in which the shield protects the flame guard and blocks access to the fuel inlet, and an open position. The shield may be made of two parts, and a crenulated bail may be used to hang the lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Norris R. Long, Randall L. May, Thomas Mark Benton, Scott Wayne Luty, Robert J. Gross, Paul King, Mike Joss
  • Patent number: 6036478
    Abstract: A fire-lighting device includes a jetting nozzle for jetting fuel gas, a gas passage for fuel gas to be burned extending from a fuel tank to the jetting nozzle, and a sintered filter made of sintered powder inserted in the gas passage upstream of a small-diameter portion. Provision of the sintered filter prevents obstruction of fuel supply by foreign matter clogging the gas passage at a nozzle plate of the jetting nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Tokai Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Inada
  • Patent number: 5762488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighter, especially a gas lighter, with a top part, an ignition unit, a preferably regulatable fuel valve and a fuel container having a closing cap. The fuel container is connected to the top part via a manually actuable coupling device (8). The closing cap (6) comprises a mechanically actuable valve arrangement (7) which is actuated when a coupling takes effect between the top part (2) and closing cap (6) or fuel container (3), with the result that a flow connection is made between the fuel container (3) and the top part (2) or ignition unit (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Inventors: Matthias Weiler, Horst Fries
  • Patent number: 5531591
    Abstract: A safety device for use in a gas lighter. An actuating member provided on top of a lighter body is supported in a pivotal fashion by a leg downwardly extending therefrom. The leg is also provided with a lock member. A circular-arc-shaped guide groove and a recessed groove at the center-side end of the guide groove are formed along the upper end of one of the tank side surfaces. The lock member has a base portion which travels along a regulation groove (24) in a restricted manner, a stopper which is connected to an upper part of the base portion and is engageable with the recessed groove, a finger grip which permits a lock release operation and causes the stopper fitted into the recessed groove to be engaged with the guide groove, and a spring member for urging the base portion toward the center of the lighter body and holding the lock member in a locked position and an unlocked position. These elements of the lock member are formed into one assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Tokai Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuo Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 5409374
    Abstract: A clipping attachment for releasably fixing a cigarette lighter to a substantially parallelepiped-shaped pack of cigarettes having an outer jacket and an inner sleeve. The outer jacket of the cigarette pack having a front wall, a back wall, and a pair of opposite side walls. The inner sleeve of the cigarette pack being adapted to slidably move up and down relatively to the outer jacket in order to respectively allow access to the cigarettes and to prevent access to the latter. The clipping attachment has a substantially elongated and flat tongue adapted to be slidably inserted between the inner sleeve and one of the side walls of the outer jacket. A spacing section extends substantially perpendicullarly from the top end of the tongue for spacing the tongue from the lighter. A fixing device for fixing the clipping attachment to the lighter extends integrally from the spacing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Inventor: Michel Liard
  • Patent number: 5217365
    Abstract: A lighter has a body forming a reservoir holding a supply of a flammable gas under pressure, a valve on the body openable to allow the gas to escape from the reservoir as a jet extending along an axis and normally urged open by the pressure of the gas, and an igniter on the body for lighting the jet. An operating lever pivoted on the body about an axis orthogonal to the jet axis has a front end normally bearing axially downward on the valve and a rear end and is formed as front and rear segments joined only by a central elastic web permitting the segments to move limitedly elastically relative to each other. Stops limit relative movement of the lever segments. A spring braced between the body and the lever rear end rotationally biases the lever front end downward on the valve with a predetermined first force greater than the force exerted oppositely on the valve by the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Cricket
    Inventor: Rene Frigiere
  • Patent number: 5217364
    Abstract: A lighter has a body forming a reservoir holding a supply of a flammable gas under pressure and a valve on the body openable to allow the gas to escape from the reservoir as a jet extending along an axis and normally urged axially open by the pressure of the gas. A pressure reducer is provided on the reservoir upstream of the valve and an igniter on the body can light the jet when the valve releases it. An operating lever pivoted about an axis orthogonal to the jet axis has a front end normally bearing axially downward on the valve and a rear end. A first spring braced between the body and the lever rear end rotationally biases the lever front end downward on the valve with a predetermined first force greater than the force exerted oppositely on the valve by the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Cricket
    Inventor: Rene Frigiere
  • Patent number: 4971224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a valve and container provided with such a valve, which can be used with portable apparatus using fuel gas, normally operating with piercable cartridges. The valve according to the invention is characterized by the presence of a concave surface on the top of the axial boss of the cup. The corresponding transverse seal assumes the same concave shape as the top of the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Application Des Gaz
    Inventor: Gerard Scremin
  • Patent number: 4516933
    Abstract: A household lighter comprises an outer housing formed by two half-shells and accommodating a piezoelectric cartridge and an actuation pushbutton, a gas supply reservoir forming the lighter handle and a block connecting the outer housing and the handle. The block has a projecting flange at a lateral surface thereof so as to define a first portion fitting within wall ends of the reservoir and a second portion clamped between the two half-shells of the outer housing. The block is also provided with engagement members allowing a firm connection between the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Inventor: Enrico Buzzi
  • Patent number: 4461271
    Abstract: An improvement in construction of a casing of a gas firing cooking apparatus which has elements, such as, a burner, control means for gas delivery to the burner, igniter, gas take-off head, etc., superposed on a removable gas cartridge and a surrounding casing with two chambers for separately receiving the superstructure and gas cartridge. An open end is provided at the bottom of the casing for easy access to the casing. A flexible springy member is disposed across the open end with one end thereof pivoted to the open end and other end thereof releasably fastened to the open end for clamping the gas cartridge against the gas take-off head to establish a gas-tight connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1984
    Inventor: Bor L. Juang
  • Patent number: 4395227
    Abstract: A flame thrower attachment for attachment to aerosol containers with the flame thrower attachment having a nozzle for discharging the combustible material, an ignition member for igniting the combustible material and a finger guard to protect the user's hand from burns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Inventor: Scotlund Stivers
  • Patent number: 4311450
    Abstract: The device for limiting the gas flow in a discharge valve for gas lighters for cigarettes of this invention comprises a portion (13) of reduced cross-section of the porous dipping element (7) which transfers by capillarity the liquefied gas from the tank to said valve. In this portion the fibers forming the porous dipping element (7) are so compressed with respect to the remainder portion of said porous dipping element (7) as to reduce the gas flow to a preset value corresponding to the maximum desired flame height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Assignee: SAFFA S.p.A
    Inventor: Arturo Camos
  • Patent number: 4289478
    Abstract: In a cigaret gas lighter having a plastic gas tank and a burner mounted thereon, a heat collecting tube or rod is provided along the wick of the lighter hanging from the burner to the liquified fuel gas in the tank. The upper end of the heat collecting tube or rod is in direct contact with the lower surface of a pin disk located within the burner to effectively transmit heat to the pin disk that is disposed beneath the nozzle bottom in the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Tokai Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomio Nitta
  • Patent number: 4253818
    Abstract: An igniting device wherein an elongated and hollow tubular body member is fixed at one longitudinal end to a gasifiable fuel container, a rotary member having an axial shaft extended at an end to the other extended end of the body member is rotatably born adjacent the fixed end of the body member, and gasified fuel discharged at the extended end of the body member is ignited by a flame generating means which cooperates with the extended end of the shaft of the rotary member. The flame generating means thus disposed at a remote end from the fuel container utilized as gripping part of the device enables it possible to ignite easily and reliably even burners located relatively deeply inside gas equipments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Nippon Gas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Syunji Ogawa, Seiichi Kitabayashi
  • Patent number: 4133450
    Abstract: A table lighter device is disclosed which comprises a base member having pocket lighter supporting means for supporting and retaining a generally elongated pocket lighter in a releasably secure upstanding fashion. Such table lighter device embodies a weighted member positionable about the lighter supporting means adjacent the bottom thereof. A housing is positioned in upstanding relation with respect to the base member and has at the lower end portion thereof, means for facilitating securement thereof to the base member. The housing defines an upper end portion having an opening generally dimensioned and configured to receive the pocket lighter and generally vertically aligned with the pocket lighter supporting means and is dimensioned and configured to removably receive and snugly support the pocket lighter while operative elements of the pocket lighter are exposed at the upper end portion of the housing to form an operative table lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: Bic Pen Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas T. Beeson, Salvatore A. LaMonica
  • Patent number: 4097222
    Abstract: An adjustment device for liquefied gas lighters is disclosed, which allows precise automated setting of maximum and minimum permitted flame heights during the assembly of lighters which have a rotatable valve adjustment member extending from a valve well in the lighter. Fixed stop means are provided on the lighter. An adjustment mechanism rotates with the valve adjustment member and after adjustment of the flame height, movable stop means are formed in the adjustment mechanism in positions chosen such that the movable stop means can abut the fixed stop means at positions of the adjustment mechanism corresponding to maximum and minimum flame height, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: S.T. Dupont
    Inventor: Edmond L. J. Faudemay
  • Patent number: 4043744
    Abstract: A camping stove having a housing for receiving an expendable gas container. The gas container is punctuated by a puncturing means at the upper inner end of the housing to connect the container with valve supporting the puncturing means. The valve means and the puncturing means are rotationally and stationarily mounted in the housing. The container is enclosed in the housing by a lid which supports a screw employed to press the container against the puncturing means without rotating the gas container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Optimus
    Inventor: Karl Ernst Svensson
  • Patent number: 3970420
    Abstract: A lighter has an actuator for an ignition mechanism and a fuel spout valve, which is mounted on a mounting block rotatably around a longitudinally central axis of a lighter casing for actuation, wherein the actuator constitutes a partial peripheral surface surrounding the lighter. A burner is also positioned on the longitudinally central axis of the lighter casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Assignee: Mansei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenjiro Goto
  • Patent number: 3955913
    Abstract: A self-contained gas torch designed to be held in the hand like a pencil for carrying out precision work.A gas fired hand-torch of the type comprising a gas reservoir and a burner fitted with an air intake adjustment and a gas intake adjustment, in which a gas inlet tube opens at its free end substantially at the center of the internal volume of the gas reservoir designed to be completely filled with a quantity of liquid gas slightly smaller in volume than half the internal volume of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Inventor: Clement Benzaria
  • Patent number: 3938942
    Abstract: A pyrophoric gas lighter comprises a head that slips over the hollow valve stem of a replaceable can of inflammable fluid under pressure. The valve stem is of the type that slides axially to open and close the valve. The head carries a burner that communicates with the valve stem, and a striking wheel that strikes against a flint to ignite gas issuing from the burner. Pressure on the head in the direction of the container simultaneously strikes a spark and opens the valve by depressing the valve stem that carries the lighter head. In one embodiment, the pressure of the thumb on the wheel moves the head; while in another embodiment, the pressure on the head rotates the wheel through a ratchet mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1976
    Assignee: S.A.R.L. Publigam
    Inventor: Jean Francois Torassa
  • Patent number: D397500
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: Yigal Cohen Harel