Burner Head On Tank And Igniter On Frame Or Casing Patents (Class 431/143)
  • Patent number: 10648665
    Abstract: A pocket lighter with a snap-in burner assembly unit has been developed. The pocket lighter includes a snap-in burner assembly unit comprising: a fuel input port, a fuel regulator, a jet nozzle, and a burner cylinder. The pocket lighter additionally includes a lighter base comprising: a fuel tank, a fuel output port, a fuel ignition source, a fuel lever, and a push button mechanism for actuating the fuel lever and creating a spark; and wherein the fuel input port and the fuel output port mate together forming an airtight seal when the snap-in burner is installed within the lighter base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Yigal Cohen Harel
  • Patent number: 10563864
    Abstract: This invention relates to a striker for gas-burning tools. More specifically, a tool that may be affixed to the gas discharge end of a gas-burning tool that offers a manual striker mechanism that may be used to ignite the gas-burning tool. The manual striker mechanism includes a friction based sparking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Cody Guinn
  • Patent number: 8979527
    Abstract: The gas dispensing apparatus comprises a réservoir (2) having an upper wall (5), a well (6) passing through the upper wall, and a gas dispensing device (8) located at least partially in the well (6) and having an external rigid portion (8a) facing the inner wall of the well. The gas dispensing apparatus comprises a résilient tubular élément (22) fitted into the well (6). The rigid portion (8a) of the device (8) is inserted therein. The well has an edge (34) extending outwardly and against which a stopping portion (30) of the tubular élément is flexed under action of the rigid portion of the device inserted into the tubular élëment. The flexed lower portion preferably defines an annular protubérance that prevents upward movement of the tubular élément relative to the well. A gas lighter of simplified construction and suitable for a brittle réservoir material such as amorphous polymers is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Societe Bic
    Inventors: François Bich, Michel Doucet
  • 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: 8568135
    Abstract: A device for lighting and extinguishing candles that includes a housing, an ignitor mechanism provided on the housing, an extinguisher mechanism provided on the housing and being movable between a retracted position and an extended position, and a first actuator for the extinguisher mechanism. Activation of the first actuator prevents the ignitor mechanism from being operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: 2268447 Ontario Inc
    Inventor: Robert G. Dickie
  • 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: 20120315588
    Abstract: A lighter accessory for a cigarette lighter and a smoking device using the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the lighter accessory, a shell includes a side wall and a bottom wall defining an open chamber sized to slidably and frictionally receive the cigarette lighter. The opened chamber has an opening opposite the bottom wall that is configured to accept the cigarette lighter. A housing is coupled to the shell to define an interior chamber configured to accept a supply of fibrous wick. A conduit connects the housing to another opening, a wick opening, and a dispenser advances the fibrous wick from the interior chamber through the conduit to the wick opening. In use, the cigarette lighter may light the wick which in turn is used to ignite tobacco or other smokable herb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Brett Kondrat
  • Publication number: 20120122044
    Abstract: A gas lighter that includes an external housing, a first compartment for receiving a disposable gas reservoir and a second compartment for receiving a group of flints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Avraham ROZENBERG
  • Publication number: 20110281224
    Abstract: A device for lighting and extinguishing candles that includes a housing, an ignitor mechanism provided on the housing, an extinguisher mechanism provided on the housing and being movable between a retracted position and an extended position, and a first actuator for the extinguisher mechanism. Activation of the first actuator prevents the ignitor mechanism from being operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: SPARK INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert G. Dickie
  • Patent number: 8011360
    Abstract: A vented, gas-fired air heater especially designed for temporary heating applications includes an improved burner design providing effective air and gas mixing and efficient burning in the combustion chamber. Highly efficient heat exchanger including corrugated heat exchanger panels provides enhanced heat transfer characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Haul-All Equipment Ltd.
    Inventors: Sergiu Desi-Seulean, David Wiebe-Neufeldt
  • Publication number: 20110008738
    Abstract: The gas dispensing apparatus comprises a reservoir (2) having an upper wall (5), a well (6) passing through the upper wall, and a gas dispensing device (8) located at least partially in the well (6) and having an external rigid portion (8a) facing the inner wall of the well. The gas dispensing apparatus comprises a resilient tubular element (22) fitted into the well (6). The rigid portion (8a) of the device (8) is inserted therein. The well has an edge (34) extending outwardly and against which a stopping portion (30) of the tubular element is flexed under action of the rigid portion of the device inserted into the tubular element. The flexed lower portion preferably defines an annular protuberance that prevents upward movement of the tubular element relative to the well. A gas lighter of simplified construction and suitable for a brittle reservoir material such as amorphous polymers is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Societe BIC
    Inventors: François Bich, Michel Doucet
  • 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
  • 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 Krüper, Jozef Ninc, Erny Huberty, Renate Reddigau, Uwe Reddigau
  • Patent number: 6929466
    Abstract: An apparatus for the lighting of a candle that is elevated above a user includes a main body that has a trigger for releasing a quantity of butane from the main body. A plurality of sections of conduit cooperate with each other sufficient to telescope or extend from a retracted position into an extended position that is longer than the retracted position. When the trigger is depressed, butane is released from the main body and flows through all of the sections of conduit where it is eventually discharged into the ambient air. The butane is ignited, either by an on-board device or by a match, at a combined distal end of all of the sections of conduit. The sections of conduit provide a variable extensible effective length to the lighter that is adapted for igniting candles that are elevated above a user at varying distances. A candle snuffer is optionally included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Elvira Reese
  • Patent number: 6726470
    Abstract: A windproof lighter is provided having an inside unit and an exterior case. The inside unit has an interior chamber, a wick, a flint, a flint position apparatus positioned in the interior chamber, a flint wheel, and a chimney. The lighter has a disposable fuel cell containing lighter fuel. The fuel cell is designed to fit within the interior chamber and to not interfere with the flint position apparatus. When the container is to be used in a windproof lighter, it has an opening that receives the wick. The wick extends into the interior chamber and has a component that is larger than the opening so that when the container is properly positioned within the interior chamber, the component secures the container in position and prevents accidental spillage of the lighter fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Zippo Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Meister
  • Publication number: 20020100487
    Abstract: A lighter integral with a smoking article includes a gas burner and a tube for receiving a smokable material, such as a cigarette. The gas burner generates a stable pre-mixed flame that is used to heat the material to be smoked. The smokable material may be separated from the heat source, such as a flame or a catalyst bed, by a barrier that allows heat to flow between the heat source and an interior portion of the tube. Various configurations of barriers are provided. Furthermore, an attachment is provided that allows for the conversion of a conventional lighter into a lighter that may be integrally combined with a smoking article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Frank K. St. Charles, Kayyani C. Adiga, Robert Scott Driskell, Terry S. Goodrich, Mark B. Zeuner
  • Patent number: 6406291
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a utility lighter platform which includes a lighting mechanism configured to selectively ignite fuel supplied from a fuel supply container, and a frame configured to operatively house the lighting mechanism and configured to receive an outer shell thereon. The frame includes a fuel supply container housing structure configured to hold a fuel supply container at a first end of the frame and an insulating cap holding structure configured to receive an insulating cap at a second end of the frame and configured to house a nozzle operatively connected to the fuel supply. The frame also includes an ignitor assembly holding structure configured to house an ignitor assembly, and a trigger holding structure configured to operatively hold a trigger stem with which to activate the ignitor assembly and to release fuel from the fuel supply in order to ignite fuel received at the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: BIC Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Ferrara, Brian Tubby, Paul Adams
  • Publication number: 20020061488
    Abstract: A safety mechanism of a utility lighter. In a first preferred embodiment, the safety mechanism includes a safety button and a cam mechanism having a fuel release lever, a cam lever, and a return spring. When the cam mechanism is in the locked position, the cam lever engages the stopper tab of the trigger to impede depression of the trigger, and the fuel release lever closes the fuel release valve. The cam mechanism is actuated by depressing the safety button. As the safety button is depressed, the cam lever is disengaged out of alignment with the stopper tab to permit depression of the trigger, the hub rotates, and the fuel release lever is actuated to open the fuel-release valve. As the safety button is released, the return spring urges the cam mechanism into the locked position. In a second preferred embodiment, the safety mechanism includes a lever spring and the cam mechanism having the fuel release lever and the safety button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventor: Kil Yong Sung
  • Patent number: 6186777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a utility lighter platform which includes a lighting mechanism configured to selectively ignite fuel supplied from a fuel supply container, and a frame configured to operatively house the lighting mechanism and configured to receive an outer shell thereon. The frame includes a fuel supply container housing structure configured to hold a fuel supply container at a first end of the frame and an insulating cap holding structure configured to receive an insulating cap at a second end of the frame and configured to house a nozzle operatively connected to the fuel supply. The frame also includes an ignitor assembly holding structure configured to house an ignitor assembly, and a trigger holding structure configured to operatively hold a trigger stem with which to activate the ignitor assembly and to release fuel from the fuel supply in order to ignite fuel received at the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: BIC Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Ferrara, Brian Tubby, Paul Adams
  • Patent number: 6186774
    Abstract: A lighter assembly especially suitable for burning butane gas as a fuel is provided in modular form which consists essentially of two unitary subassemblies which may be detachably mounted together to form the assembled lighter. The lighter assembly, which features low cost and structural simplicity, is constructed with the first subassembly comprising a hollow body defining a chamber for storing the fuel, an inlet valve assembly for inserting fuel into said chamber, a burner valve assembly for controlling emission of the fuel from said chamber, and a burner valve actuating arm for opening and closing the burner valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Inventor: Calogero Butera, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6173709
    Abstract: There is provided a portable gas cooking stove, including (a) a mixture gas pipe having an open end through which a mixture gas of combustible gas and air is exhausted, (b) a burner head connected to the mixture gas pipe in a hermetically sealed condition and having at least one opening at a surface thereof, the mixture gas blowing out through the opening, (c) an igniter igniting the mixture gas blowing out through the opening of the burner head, and (d) a windscreen surrounding the burner head and formed with a flame hole facing the opening of the burner head, the igniter being located outside the windscreen in facing relation to the flame hole. The portable gas cooking stove makes it no longer necessary to provide a net to an inner wall of a burner head, which was necessary to do in a conventional gas cooking stove, ensuring reduction in a period of time necessary for fabricating a flame hole and simplification in steps of fabricating a flame hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Snow Peak, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 5505614
    Abstract: A handy gas torch including a gas lighter container, which holds a gas lighter, a top case covered on the gas lighter container, a top cover shell covered on the top case to hold down a flame nozzle and an push-button type ignition control knob at two opposite ends, an electronic ignition device received in a chamber inside the top case and controlled by the ignition control knob to catch fire in the flame nozzle, a slide switch moved in a vertical sliding way to press the gas lever of the gas lighter causing it to release fuel gas for burning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventor: Arlo H. T. Lin
  • Patent number: 5145357
    Abstract: A plastic lighter is disclosed having an improved control valve, gas nozzle, and pressing plate. Two opposite sub-walls are provided in the gas reservoir to form a capillary groove to enable a liquid gas to flow upwards by means of capillary effect. The gas control valve has a section of outer threads in a lower part, a seal ring mounted around a neck portion, and disc portion on an upper part. The disc portion has a ratchet gear to carry out the flame adjustment. The gas control valve has a cylindrical hole for receiving a gas nozzle to control the flow of gas. A leaf spring made of plastic material to be molded integrally with the pressing plate and extends into a cylindrical reservoir beside that flint base so as to bias the pressing plate to push the gas nozzle downwards in order to close the gas nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: Pi Shan Chou
  • Patent number: 5082440
    Abstract: A handy compact torch having a holder for accommodating a handy lighter having a container for a fuel gas, an injection nozzle for discharging the fuel gas, and a push button for controlling the supply of the fuel gas to the injection nozzle. A torch body having a torch nozzle is detachably mounted on top of the holder. It has a connecting pipe provided at the rear end of the torch nozzle and adapted to be connected to the injection nozzle of the handy lighter. A depressible firing button for emitting sparks at the end of the torch nozzle is mounted on the torch body. Link members are provided on the firing button to press down the push button of the handy lighter when the firing button is pressed down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: Shin Fuji Burner Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 4971550
    Abstract: A burner with an integrated electrical high-voltage igniter and a flame monitor for partly oxidizing gaseous fuels in reactors that are either pressurized or not. A fuel-gas channel communicates with a confusor which opens into an annual fuel-gas nozzle. The fuel-gas channel, furthermore, is surrounded by an annular oxygen channel. Water channels border the confusor and the annular fuel-gas nozzle. The annular fuel-gas nozzle, moreover, has the confusor, and annular nozzle with a reaction zone end, and a diffusor. This diffusor merges into the oxygen channel at an axially parallel radius of curvature. A high-voltage ignition cable extends through the fuel-gas channel and terminates in a metal electrode which is positioned so as to form a spark gap in a space between the tip of the electrode and a metal wall of the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignees: Brennstoffinstitut Freiberg, Deutsche Babcock Weeke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Schingnitz, Wolfgang Seidel, Christian Reuther, Christian Riedel, Dietmar Degenkolb, Kurt Sterba
  • Patent number: 4859174
    Abstract: The device comprises an upper part (1) including a combustion chamber (5) preceded by an air/gas mixing device (6). The lower part comprises a liquid gas reservoir (15), said reservoir being removable together with its injector (18). When replacing the empty reservoir with a filled one, the user benefits from an injector (18) in perfectly clean condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: LN Industries S.A.
    Inventors: Conrad Zellweger, Yves Gendey
  • Patent number: 4850854
    Abstract: A child-resistant cigarette lighter having a cigarette well with a flame chamber near its bottom. Fuel and air are supplied to the flame chamber producing a combustible mixture which is then ignited, thereby producing a flame which is entirely confined to the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Inventor: George S. Buck
  • Patent number: 4749351
    Abstract: A hand-held smoker's lighter having a flame shield that defines a transverse opening in which a venturi effect increases the velocity of air flow to draw the lighter flame deep into a smoking pipe bowl for pipe lighting and a top opening through which the lighter flame projects for cigarette and cigar lighting, and further incorporating a novel inner body structure that is interfitted within a casing and includes novel flint retention and storage structure, and a novel spring bias structure which cooperates with the casing to provide enhanced positive closure of a hinged lid portion of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: FGM Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick G. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 4484888
    Abstract: A valve for a liquefied gas lighter, which includes an expander-evaporator and a flow limiter for limiting flow of the liquefied gas to the expander-evaporator, the flow limiter including a rigid member, a deformable sleeve of a gas permeable material surrounding the rigid member, an elastically deformable element in contact with the sleeve, and a compression member for compressing the elastically deformable element and deforming it radially in the direction of the sleeve and the rigid member. The rigid member includes a support member for supporting the sleeve and the expander-evaporator, the elastically deformable member is an O-ring surrounding the sleeve, and the expander-evaporator is a deformable and permeable element whose permeability is varied by movement of the rigid member, effected through an adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: S. T. Dupont
    Inventors: Claude R. Grossiord, Jean P. Molliex
  • Patent number: 4457699
    Abstract: A valve for a cigaret gas lighter is comprised of a flexible gas conduit extending between a nozzle and a gas tank. The flexible gas conduit is pinched or bent to close the conduit. An operating member pinches or bends the gas conduit to close the conduit by a spring. A manually operable lever is provided to open the conduit by removing the operating member overcoming the spring force. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the conduit is positively opened in addition to removal of the operating member when the gas lighter is to be ignited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignee: Tokai Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadamichi Hattori
  • Patent number: 4430060
    Abstract: A lighter has a housing formed with a flame opening, a fuel supply for feeding fuel to a point at which a flame is formed in the opening, a friction wheel mounted on the housing, and a first guide formed in the housing along a radius of the wheel, a flint being provided in the first guide and being displaceable therein for engagement with the wheel adjacent the point. A second guide is formed in the housing parallel to the first guide and offset therefrom, the second guide being provided with a flint spring. A displaceable offset pushrod is provided between the flint and the spring, the pushrod having a first portion extending into the first guide and engaging the flint and a second portion extending into the second guide and engaging the spring, the first and second portions being joined by a third portion lying substantially perpendicular to the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Inventor: Alfred Racek
  • Patent number: 4419073
    Abstract: A gas lighter emits a flame angled away from an ignition device thereof, the lighter having a gas tank provided with a burner tube centered on an upright axis and formed at the upper end thereof with a flat collar lying transverse to the axis and a flat annular seal provided on an upper surface of the collar. A stamped burner cap is provided at the upper end of the burner tube enclosing the seal, the cap having an upwardly converging conical portion centered on the axis and surrounded by a flat base portion lying parallel to the collar and bearing on an upper surface of the seal, the base portion having a downwardly extending skirt lying parallel to the axis and surrounding the collar, the skirt being formed with inwardly bent shoulders engaging beneath a lower surface of the collar, the conical portion of the cap being formed with a gas orifice at an angle to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Inventor: Alfred Racek
  • Patent number: 4389187
    Abstract: A holder for a lighter having a flint and a striking wheel which ignites the fuel contained in the lighter upon rotation of the wheel. One embodiment of the invention includes an elongated frame having an open receptacle at one end. The receptacle is configured to securely retain the lighter during use. The holder also includes an elongated striker movably secured to the frame and adapted for rotating the striking wheel when driven longitudinally during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Inventor: Michael H. Sims
  • Patent number: 4295819
    Abstract: A gas lighter is provided wherein a bomb which is filled with a gas-evolving liquid and which is provided with a nozzle for discharging vaporized gas is detachably attached to one side of a body having on its upper portion an ignition device comprising a flint and an ignition file, and a member which is made to engage and disengage the nozzle of said bomb so as to open and close a discharge hole is slidably or fixedly attached to an ignition portion of said body. As a flame-adjusting member, used is a member provided on its periphery with a rotatable tooth form portion, which is fitted into a tooth-like support portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Inventor: Goro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 4292021
    Abstract: A gas lighter includes a fuel container, a trigger and a fuel control knob in the handle, and a piezoelectric switch operable by said trigger in the nozzle, said nozzle being prolonged sufficiently to keep the operator's hand at a safe distance from the gas flames taking place at the terminating end of said nozzle, said trigger being in engagement with a slidable lever, which is connected to a valve of said container at one end and is in engagement with said switch at the other end, said trigger and said knob being located in a range reachable by fingers of the same hand to grasp said handle with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: Iwatani Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 4288209
    Abstract: A gas cigarette lighter for igniting a liquified gas fed out of the combustion valve by applying electric sparks thereto which are generated by the discharge circuit connected to a secondary cell is provided with a solar cell as a supplementary electric source for the secondary cell. The solar cell can be inserted into the lighter casing without increasing the volume of the latter, and the secondary cell can be charged not only with light from the sun but also with light from a fluorescent lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Prince Industrial Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sadao Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 4235589
    Abstract: A flame height limiting device for gas lighters is disclosed including a noncompressible permeable element (plug) through which the gas passes. This element is encased within a sleeve which is in contact only with materials of low thermal conductivity, but the permeable element and the sleeve are of high thermal conductivity. The plug is of non-uniform permeability and is oriented so that the permeability increases in the downstream direction of gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Joseph J. Vallera
  • 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: D397500
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: Yigal Cohen Harel