Mounted On Fuel Tank Adjacent Flame Holder Patents (Class 431/277)
  • Patent number: 8747107
    Abstract: A gas lighter with safety mechanism comprising an inner frame mounted on top of a fuel reservoir and provided with a valve for releasing fuel contained in the fuel reservoir; an outer frame mounted on top of the inner frame and having two supports each of which is provided with a L-shaped supporting hole including a vertical section and a horizontal section; a lever sandwiched between the two supports and pivotable with respect to the outer frame to actuate the valve; a flint disposed between the two supports; a friction wheel rotatably sleeved on a shaft between the two supports, the shaft are movably supported in the supporting holes, the friction wheel is separate from the flint when the shaft is moved to the vertical sections while contacts the flint to enable to generate sparks by rotating the friction wheel when the shaft is moved to the horizontal sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tien Sung Electric Company Limited
    Inventor: Ka Wai Mok
  • Patent number: 8241033
    Abstract: A safety flint lighter is provided that an adult is allowed to easily make an ignition with a single action without allowing a child to easily lean how to ignite a flame. A safety flint lighter has an ignition device using a flint and a sparking file wheel and structured not permitting a child to ignite a flame. An axial hole, rotatably supporting a rotary shaft of a sparking file wheel, is in a form permitting the rotary shaft, at an axis thereof, to directly move between a first position the rotary shaft is normally hold and distant from a tank body, a second position established closer to the tank body than the first position and on an axis of a flint and a third position established oppositely to a nozzle with respect to a straight line connecting between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Aya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20120183912
    Abstract: A gas lighter with safety mechanism comprising an inner frame mounted on top of a fuel reservoir and provided with a valve for releasing fuel contained in the fuel reservoir; an outer frame mounted on top of the inner frame and having two supports each of which is provided with a L-shaped supporting hole including a vertical section and a horizontal section; a lever sandwiched between the two supports and pivotable with respect to the outer frame to actuate the valve; a flint disposed between the two supports; a friction wheel rotatably sleeved on a shaft between the two supports, the shaft are movably supported in the supporting holes, the friction wheel is separate from the flint when the shaft is moved to the vertical sections while contacts the flint to enable to generate sparks by rotating the friction wheel when the shaft is moved to the horizontal sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: TIEN SUNG ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ka Wai MOK
  • Patent number: 8177548
    Abstract: Device for mounting a forced-air burner 2 to a combustion chamber housing 4, having an attaching section to attach the device to a combustion chamber housing 4 demarcating a combustion chamber or to a unit 5 located on a combustion chamber housing 4 and a seating section to absorb forces and/or moments caused by a forced-air burner 2 located on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Elco Burners GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Kretschmer, Enrico Seemann, Torsten Lohse, Klaus Beckmann, Hendrik Kretzschmar
  • Patent number: 7914281
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gas combustion apparatus, composed by a storage tank, a combustion gas setting device, an ignition device, a housing, a combustion device and an outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Chih-Lin Tsai
  • Patent number: 7748977
    Abstract: An igniter includes an igniter body provided with a liquefied gas reservoir, and a rod-like extension, which extends from the igniter body and has a flame port ejecting gas flame therethrough on its leading end. The base portion of the rod-like extension is supported for rotation with respect to the igniter body so that the angle made between the igniter body and the rod-like extension can be changed to change the direction of the flame port in a free state and locked when the igniting action is to be done.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mochizuki, Makoto Sato, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7695274
    Abstract: A protrusion-free cigarette lighter with built-in clip for attachment of a chain or cord, to aid in avoiding loss, theft or misplacement of the lighter. The present invention lighter uniquely may stand on its own even though it has a chain clip, due to the fact that the clip is built into the main body of the lighter. The cigarette lighter includes: a.) a main housing having a top, a bottom and sidewalls, the bottom being predominantly flat so as to be standable upright on a horizontal surface, the main housing including lighter fuel storage means, conventional movement means for movement of lighter fuel to a flame area on the top, a flint striker located on the top for directing flint to the flame area and a control lever to permit and prevent fuel from flowing from the storage means to the flame area; and, b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Augustine Caruso, II
  • Patent number: 7654821
    Abstract: A lighter includes a butane fuel reservoir, a valve, a mixer with a choke, a movable combustion space and movable top door over the combustion space which interact to allow a wheel and flint igniter to initiate a post mix flame above the top of the combustion space followed by the opening of the top and migration of the flame into the combustion space to create a strong torch-like premixed flame thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Zippo Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Marc L. Vitantonio, Craig M. Saunders, Charles P. Althoff, David J. Boll, Michael W. Johnson, Jeffrey M. Kalman, Michael P. O'Toole, Ronald J. Meister
  • Publication number: 20100006092
    Abstract: Aerosol drug delivery devices incorporating percussively activated heat packages are disclosed. The heat packages include a percussive igniter and a fuel capable of undergoing an exothermic oxidation-reduction reaction when ignited by the percussive igniter. The drug delivery devices disclosed can be activated by an actuation mechanism to vaporize a thin solid film comprising a drug disposed on the exterior of a hat package. Metal coordination complexes of volatile drugs, and in particular nicotine, from which the drug can be selectively vaporized when heated are also disclosed. The use of aerosol drug delivery devices comprising thin films of nicotine metal salt complexes for the treatment of nicotine craving and for effecting smoking cessation are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Ron L. Hale, Mingzu Lei, Peter M. Lloyd, Patrik Munzar, C.V. Krishnamohan Sharma, Dennis W. Solas, Matthew D. Stracker
  • Patent number: 7637736
    Abstract: A lighter having a housing that contains a fluid reservoir and an ignition member; an actuation switch that is disposed on the housing; and a nozzle assembly that includes a nozzle head and a flexible support tube that supports the nozzle head at its distal end. The flexible support tube extends from the housing through a housing port. The flexible support tube has a nested position in which it is disposed within the housing and an extended position in which the flexible support tube extends from the housing through the port enabling the flexible support tube to be bent in multiple directions for directing the nozzle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Mont D'or of America, LLC
    Inventor: Wu Xiao Yang
  • Patent number: 7600996
    Abstract: A safety gas lighter with a loosely mounted striking wheel, comprises a lighter body, topped by a lighter head, an gas release valve, a pressing lever for gas release, a spring, a flint, and a wheel assembly with an axle. The diameter of the axle integrated with the first side wheel is smaller than the diameter of the inner opening of the striking wheel, and the diameter of side wheels are larger than diameter of striking wheel. When in use, because and the diameter of side wheels are larger than diameter of striking wheel, the thumb would strike the side wheels first. For children, because their hands are small, and their strengths cannot be compared with the adults, they can only rotate side wheels, but cannot rotate steel wheels, so the children cannot light fire using the lighter. When adults are using the lighter, their hands will strike the side wheels as well as the striking wheel, to make the side wheels and striking wheel rotate simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Toyo Lighter Co.
    Inventor: Jun Jun Ruan
  • Patent number: 7591645
    Abstract: A child resistant roll-and-press lighter includes at least one abutment surface (32; 41; 45) which engages a corresponding counterabutment surface (33; 42; 44) on the lever (20; 50, 51). The surfaces disengage to release the lever for pivotal movement, when and only when at least a predetermined minimum force is applied to the lever pad (23) by the user. The abutment or counterabutment surface may be arranged on a transversely deformable, resilient engaging element (30; 43; 46) which engages the corresponding surface in tension. Alternatively the lever may be mounted in elongate slots so as to translate and so disengage the cooperating surfaces when the minimum force is applied by the user. Alternatively the counterabutment surface may be arranged on a sliding catch (51) housed beneath the lever pad. The minimum force is easily applied by the adult user by rotating the wheel assembly (10) at normal speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Swedish Match Lighters B.V.
    Inventor: Carel Sewalt
  • Publication number: 20090197213
    Abstract: A flint wheel lighter with a safety device, comprises a casing, a fuel container disposed in the casing, a vent assembly, an ignition assembly, and a windproof hood above the fuel container, the ignition assembly is arranged on the side opposite to the windproof hood. Said ignition assembly comprises a press plate, a flint, and a flint wheel. A bent safety rod rotatable with the flint wheel is disposed on the side surface of said flint wheel, with both ends of two sections of said bent safety rods protruding out of the rim of the flint wheel. In a safe mode, the end of one section butts against the inner surface of the top cover of the windproof hood, and the end of the other section lies over the flint wheel. The flint wheel lighter with safety rod provided by the present invention can effectively control the operation of the flint wheel by the safety rod, so as to prevent fire disasters and accidents caused by children playing with the flint wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Xinhua Huang
  • Publication number: 20090191496
    Abstract: A child-resistant lighter includes a main body, a wheel racket, a file wheel, a metal cap, and a lever is disclosed. The lever having an upward slant angle of ? is within the range 10°???20° further includes a pressing part, a base, and a slipping hole. Both sides of the base furnish a salient part for acting as the pivot point of the lever, and the salient part is fitted into a securing hole provided at the bottom portion of the file wheel. The securing holes are used as the pivotal bearing seat for bearing the salient part. The pressing part having a slant surface forms an angle ? with respect to the lever and has a horizontal downward slant angle(?-?). When it comes to use, the user exerts a force P by pressing on the slant surface of the pressing part and the file wheel with his/her thumb making the lighter generate flames. The effective force acting on the lever is P cos ? where the effective range of ? is 27°???60°, thereby the range of the effective force is 0.5P?P cos ??0.9P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Shao-Shun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7553153
    Abstract: A solid-fuel burner comprising a fuel nozzle for injecting a mixed fluid with a mixture of solid fuel and air as a carrier gas thereof, a plurality of air nozzles provided on the outside of the fuel nozzle for surrounding the fuel nozzle; an end portion of an inner circumferential wall of the air nozzle located at least at the outermost circumference is outwardly expanded, and an inductive member provided at outlet of the air nozzle located at least on the outermost circumference so as to direct flow of air in the direction of outer circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Babcock - Hitachi K.K.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Okazaki, Kenji Yamamoto, Masayuki Taniguchi, Kouji Kuramashi, Kenji Kiyama, Takanori Yano
  • Publication number: 20090162803
    Abstract: A lighter comprises an inner lighter housing and an outer housing that slideably fits over the inner lighter housing to form a two chamber structure. An illumination assembly attaches to the lighter. The illumination assembly comprises a light emitting diode (LED) on an inside portion of the illumination assembly, positioned such that when lit, the LED illuminates the inside portion of inner lighter housing and the outer lighter housing. The inner and outer housings at least somewhat transparent, so as the illuminate an ambient portion of the atmosphere proximate to the lighter. A decorative insert can be provided between the inner lighter hosing and the outer lighter hosing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Junjun Ruan
  • Patent number: 7527496
    Abstract: A torch includes a can. A valve is movably installed on the can between a closed position and an open position. A controlling device is movably installed on the can between a releasing position for leaving the valve in the closed position and a lifting position for lifting the valve to the open position. A mount covers the valve so that the fuel can reach the mount from the valve. A nozzle is installed on the mount so that the fuel can reach the nozzle from the mount. An igniter is installed on the can. A switch is installed on the controlling device so that the controlling device and the igniter can only be pushed through the switch after the switch is turned relative to the controlling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Arlo Lin
  • Publication number: 20080206694
    Abstract: A child resistant roll-and-press lighter includes at least one abutment surface (32; 41; 45) which engages a corresponding counterabutment surface (33; 42; 44) on the lever (20; 50, 51). The surfaces disengage to release the lever for pivotal movement, when and only when at least a predetermined minimum force is applied to the lever pad (23) by the user. The abutment or counterabutment surface may be arranged on a transversely deformable, resilient engaging element (30; 43; 46) which engages the corresponding surface in tension. Alternatively the lever may be mounted in elongate slots so as to translate and so disengage the cooperating surfaces when the minimum force is applied by the user. Alternatively the counterabutment surface may be arranged on a sliding catch (51) housed beneath the lever pad. The minimum force is easily applied by the adult user by rotating the wheel assembly (10) at normal speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Carel Sewalt
  • Patent number: 7387510
    Abstract: A lighter includes a pivot nozzle including a nozzle housing pivotally mounted at a lighter casing, a gas nozzle substantially supported in the nozzle housing in a stationary manner, and a retention skeleton having a predetermine flexibility is extended from a gas valve to the gas nozzle for guiding the gas emitting from a liquefied gas storage to the gas nozzle, wherein the nozzle housing is pivotally folded with respect to the lighter casing to selectively adjust a tilt angle of the gas nozzle while the retention skeleton retains the gas flowing towards the gas nozzle such that when the ignition button is depressed to depress the piezoelectric unit and to release the gas at the gas valve at the same time, the gas is emitted at the gas nozzle through the retention skeleton and is ignited by the sparks at the ignition tip of the piezoelectric unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: Xin Wen Luo
  • Publication number: 20080108004
    Abstract: A protrusion-free cigarette lighter with built-in clip for attachment of a chain or cord, to aid in avoiding loss, theft or misplacement of the lighter. The present invention lighter uniquely may stand on its own even though it has a chain clip, due to the fact that the clip is built into the main body of the lighter. The cigarette lighter includes: a.) a main housing having a top, a bottom and sidewalls, the bottom being predominantly flat so as to be standable upright on a horizontal surface, the main housing including lighter fuel storage means, conventional movement means for movement of lighter fuel to a flame area on the top, a flint striker located on the top for directing flint to the flame area and a control lever to permit and prevent fuel from flowing from the storage means to the flame area; and, b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Augustine Caruso
  • Patent number: 7335017
    Abstract: A lighter includes a flint igniter igniting a flame positioned adjacent to a torch nozzle thereof to light up gas emitted from the torch nozzle to form a torch in which the gas released from a gas container of the lighter is distributed to have portion emitted from a flame outlet for producing the flame while the other portion is emitted from the torch nozzle and ignited by the flame produced at the flame outlet. After lighting up the gas to form the torch, the gas from the flame outlet is blocked to stop the ignition flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventors: Chi Lam Wong, Lian Wang
  • Publication number: 20070172782
    Abstract: A disposable lighter with safety ignition unit is comprised of a body and a head, wherein a nozzle, a ring, a wind mask, a lever press plate, a spring, a flint, a bracket and an igniting wheel set with safety ignition unit are arranged on said head. The igniting wheel set with safety ignition unit includes two central axles, two cinctures and an ignition wheel which is used to make friction with said flint so as to generate sparks, said two cinctures are located on each end of said igniting wheel, the inner diameter(s) of said cincture is slightly larger than the outer diameter of the portions of the igniting wheel set which they encircle, so as to form the rotation of the cinctures as “sliding wheels.” The two central axles are supported on the bracket of the outer head and act as common rotational axle of said cinctures and igniting wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventor: Deng Weicheng
  • Patent number: 7226285
    Abstract: A gas flowrate control device for turning the flame adjustment wheel of a gas burner is disclosed to include a control wheel, which has an internal gear meshed with the flame adjustment wheel of the gas burner, a big gear surrounding the internal gear, and two small gears respectively formed integral with two sides of the big gear and surrounding the internal gear, and a handle, which has a grip and two arched clamping arms symmetrically extending from the grip and clamped on the control wheel, each arched clamping arm having two toothed arm positions respectively meshed with the two small gears of the control wheel and a crevice defined between the two arm portions for accommodating the big gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Chin-Lin Tsai
  • Patent number: 7165969
    Abstract: A childproof safety disposable lighter includes a casing, a supporting frame detachably mounted on the casing, an ignition unit which is supported by the supporting frame and includes a striker wheel mounted between two driving wheels, and a pair of safety shells, which are coaxially positioned with the striker wheel and facing two outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively, being integrally, upwardly, and rearwardly extended from two supporting walls of the supporting frame respectively, wherein each of the safety shells is in circular shape having an outer smooth surface and a radius slightly larger than that of the driving wheels so that the two safety shells encircle the outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively to form two physical barriers of the driving wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Inventor: John Jiin Chung Yang
  • Patent number: 7128568
    Abstract: A childproof safety disposable lighter includes a casing, a supporting frame detachably mounted on the casing, an ignition unit which is supported by the supporting frame and includes a striker wheel mounted between two driving wheels, and a pair of safety shells, which are coaxially positioned with the striker wheel and facing two outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively, being integrally, upwardly, and rearwardly extended from two supporting walls of the supporting frame respectively, wherein each of the safety shells is in circular shape having an outer smooth surface and a radius slightly larger than that of the driving wheels so that the two safety shells encircle the outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively to form two physical barriers of the driving wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Inventor: John Jiin Chung Yang
  • Patent number: 6962493
    Abstract: A lighter includes a shielding frame including a wind shielding guard and two safety guards integrally and rearwardly extended from two sidewalls of the wind shielding guard respectively. The shielding frame has a top ceiling and a top flame gate formed thereon to align with a gas nozzle, wherein the wind shielding guard has a height that a root portion of the lighter flame is positioned below the top flame gate for preventing the lighter frame from being blown out. Each safety guard has a top edge rim horizontally extended from the top ceiling of the wind shielding guard to a position above a top circumferential edge of the respective driving wheel, such that the safety guards form as a physical barrier for preventing a thumb of a child from fully engaging with the driving wheels to drive the striker wheel to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: Xing Wen Luo
  • Patent number: 6948927
    Abstract: A childproof safety disposable lighter includes a casing, a supporting frame detachably mounted on the casing, an ignition unit which is supported by the supporting frame and includes a striker wheel mounted between two driving wheels, and a pair of safety shells, which are coaxially positioned with the striker wheel and facing two outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively, being integrally, upwardly, and rearwardly extended from two supporting walls of the supporting frame respectively, wherein each of the safety shells is in circular shape having an outer smooth surface and a radius slightly larger than that of the driving wheels so that the two safety shells encircle the outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively to form two physical barriers of the driving wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: John Jiin Chung Yang
  • Patent number: 6945772
    Abstract: A child resistant disposable lighter includes a shielding frame including a U-shaped frame body and a pair of shielding guards. The frame body, which is mounted on a supporting frame, has two sidewalls positioned at two outer sides of the supporting walls respectively. Each sidewall of the frame body has a slanted top edge rim extended tangentially with respect to each respective driving wheel to encircle a front portion thereof. Each shielding guard is integrally extended from the two sidewalls of said frame body and defined an ignition cavity between the two shielding guards to rotatably receive the driving wheels in the ignition cavity. A center of each shielding guard is positioned eccentrically to a center of the respective driving wheel so as to position at least the front and top portions of the driving wheels below the shielding guards to prevent a child to ignite the lighter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Ming-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 6918758
    Abstract: A childproof safety disposable lighter includes a casing, a supporting frame detachably mounted on the casing, an ignition unit which is supported by the supporting frame and includes a striker wheel mounted between two driving wheels, and a pair of safety shells, which are coaxially positioned with the striker wheel and facing two outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively, being integrally, upwardly, and rearwardly extended from two supporting walls of the supporting frame respectively, wherein each of the safety shells is in circular shape having an outer smooth surface and a radius slightly larger than that of the driving wheels so that the two safety shells encircle the outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively to form two physical barriers of the driving wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: John Jiin Chung Yang
  • Patent number: 6916171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighter which a user actuates by at least two different modes of operation. In the first mode, a plunger member is positioned to allow a biasing member to oppose movement of an actuating assembly so that a user releases fuel and ignites the lighter only if a high-actuation-force is applied to the actuator. In this first mode, the lighter resists operation by unintended users by requiring a user to have a predetermined level of strength to actuate the lighter. In the second mode, the plunger member is moved to a different position so that the biasing member does not oppose movement of the actuating assembly to the same extent as the first mode so that a user may release fuel and ignite the lighter if a low-actuation-force is applied to the actuator. Moving the plunger member from the first position to the second position preferably requires the user to have a predetermined level of cognitive abilities and/or physical characteristics in order to resist use by unintended users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: BIC Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Adams, Floyd Fairbanks, Anthony Sgori, Jr.
  • 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: 6890173
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pocket lighter of the type that comprises a fuel container (1), a valve (2), which regulates the opening and closing of said container, a pyrophoric flint (6), a revolving toothed wheel (8), which can produce sparks that are directed towards the valve (2), spring means (7), which exert a force that applies the flint against the toothed wheel, and two disks (10) having end journals (12) that move in respective housings (13). The inventive lighter is characterised in that, in addition to acting as the force transmission element between the finger and the wheel (8), the disks (10) also serve as a rotor for a braking device in which the stator is formed by an element (15) that rubs against said rotor. More specifically, the stator of the braking device comprises a spring (15) which acts on a smooth surface of the rotor (10) in a radial or tangential direction. The spring (15) may form part of the actual structure of the button (14) or it may be independent of said button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Flamagas, S.A.
    Inventor: Juan Lucas Puig-Gros
  • Patent number: 6860733
    Abstract: A safety gas lighter with a ratchet-pawl mechanism comprises a lighter body, a fuel supply means, an ignition means and a safety device. The safety device includes a pivoting axle, an internal ratchet rotating together with the axle and being attached to one side of the axle, a pawl member having engage pawls, being selectively engaged with ratchet teeth of ratchet and also having two cylinders protruding from the pawl member, and a safety hood, one side of which is installed by fitting coupling holes over cylinders and one end of the axle and another side of which on another end of the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: L & L Lighter Corp.
    Inventor: Fu Quan Zhang
  • Patent number: 6837705
    Abstract: A roll and press gas lighter is rendered child resistant by an impeding element (26) mounted on the lighter body such that its surface (26?) is preferably substantially flush with a low friction surface (16?) which forms the outer periphery of the thumbwheels (16). The impeding element preferably comprises a protective strip which extends around the sparkwheel (15). In use the engaging surface (26?) of the impeding element is engaged by the user's thumb simultaneously with the low friction surface, increasing the force required to rotate the sparkwheel and hence the child resistance of the lighter. The degree of child resistance of the lighter is determined inter alia by the smoothness of the thumbwheels and the position of the impeding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Swedish Matach Lighters B.V.
    Inventor: Carel Sewalt
  • Publication number: 20040224270
    Abstract: A childproof safety disposable lighter includes a casing, a supporting frame detachably mounted on the casing, an ignition unit which is supported by the supporting frame and includes a striker wheel mounted between two driving wheels, and a pair of safety shells, which are coaxially positioned with the striker wheel and facing two outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively, being integrally, upwardly, and rearwardly extended from two supporting walls of the supporting frame respectively, wherein each of the safety shells is in circular shape having an outer smooth surface and a radius slightly larger than that of the driving wheels so that the two safety shells encircle the outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively to form two physical barriers of the driving wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: John Jiin Chung Yang
  • Publication number: 20040191714
    Abstract: An ignition unit, which is incorporated with a disposable childproof lighter, includes a striker wheel for urging against a flint, two driven gear elements coaxially mounted at two sides of the striker wheel, and two driving caps mounted between the driven gear elements and the striker wheel. Each of the driving caps has an outer circumferential slipping surface and a driving cavity for receiving a gear wheel of each driven gear element wherein the driving caps are arranged to engage with the gear wheels to drive the driven gear elements to rotate respectively, so as to drive the striker wheel to rotate for striking against a flint to produce sparks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Chun Wen Luo
  • Publication number: 20040191713
    Abstract: A childproof safety disposable lighter includes a casing, a supporting frame detachably mounted on the casing, an ignition unit which is supported by the supporting frame and includes a striker wheel mounted between two driving wheels, and a pair of safety shells, which are coaxially positioning with the striker wheel and facing two outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively, being integrally, upwardly, and rearwardly extended from two supporting walls of the supporting frame respectively, wherein each of the safety shells is in circular shape having an outer smooth surface and a radius slightly larger than that of the driving wheels so that the two safety shells encircle the outer sides of the two driving wheels respectively to form as a physical barrier of the driving wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: John Jiin Chung Yang
  • Patent number: 6786715
    Abstract: A gas lighter in which the lighter is locked not to be accidentally ignited by preventing rotation of the side wheel and the lock can be released by an action which can be included in a series of the igniting actions of operating the side wheel to rotate the file wheel to generate a spark and depressing the actuator lever to eject the fuel gas so that even a large-handed person can be easily operate the gas lighter. The ignition means comprises a file wheel, a pair of side wheels fixed to the opposite faces of the file wheel to be rotated integrally therewith and a flint which is in abutment against a lower portion of the file wheel. The rotary shaft of the side wheels are supported for rotation and movement in a direction in which the flint is retracted. An engagement projection formed on the periphery of the side wheels is engaged with an engagement portion on a cap to prevent rotation of the file wheel, thereby locking the lighter not to be ignited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Tokai Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Saito
  • Patent number: 6780006
    Abstract: This invention relates to a kind of lighter comprising: a housing, a storage, a outlet control bar, at least an ignition chamber, at least an igniter and a head cover, characterized in that it also includes a middle seat for supporting said ignition chamber, and said inlet valve is provided on the side of outlet valve of said storage, and on the valve core of said inlet valve there is provided with a rotatable gear adjustment mechanism engaging with a gear provided on the case of said outlet valve. Such a structure may easily adjust the amount of gas as outlet and is simple in structure and may not affect use after injection of gas thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: Chi Lam Wong
  • 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: 20040152029
    Abstract: A gas cigarette lighter including a fuel reservoir made of an amorphous polymer material and having a top wall through which a well passes, the well being provided with a gas dispensing device which includes a tubular element engaged in the well in leaktight manner. The top wall of the reservoir is provided with an annular groove extending around the well, the tubular element of the dispensing device is engaged in the well, and the top wall is reinforced by a ring engaged in the annular groove, the top wall forming an annular wall between the groove and the well, which wall is clamped between the ring and the tubular element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Michel Doucet, Rene Frigiere
  • Publication number: 20040152030
    Abstract: A gas cigarette lighter comprising: a fuel reservoir preferably manufactured from a rigid amorphous polymer material, a top wall through which a well passes, a threaded ring screwed into a tapped portion of the well, and a gas dispensing device including at least one tubular element fitted into the threaded ring. The tubular element has a bottom portion that extends at least to the bottom end of the well and receives a microporous membrane which provides a gas flow rate that is substantially constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Michel Doucet, Rene Frigiere
  • Patent number: 6764300
    Abstract: A roll and press gas lighter is rendered child resistant by a protective strip (26, 35) which extends around the sparkwheel (15) and impedes the action of the user's thumb. The wheel assembly (13) is mounted for reciprocal motion and upwardly biased by the flint spring (19), and is depressed by the user during operation. The thumbwheel (16) may have a smooth periphery to increase the force required to rotate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Swedish Match Lighters B.V.
    Inventor: Carel Sewalt
  • Publication number: 20040096792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pocket lighter of the type that comprises a fuel container (1), a valve (2), which regulates the opening and closing of said container, a pyrophoric flint (6), a revolving toothed wheel (8), which can produce sparks that are directed towards the valve (2), spring means (7), which exert a force that applies the flint against the toothed wheel, and two disks (10) having end journals (12) that move in respective housings (13). The inventive lighter is characterised in that, in addition to acting as the force transmission element between the finger and the wheel (8), the disks (10) also serve as a rotor for a braking device in which the stator is formed by an element (15) that rubs against said rotor. More specifically, the stator of the braking device comprises a spring (15) which acts on a smooth surface of the rotor (10) in a radial or tangential direction. The spring (15) may form part of the actual structure of the button (14) or it may be independent of said button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Juan Lucas Puig-Gros
  • Patent number: 6705856
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighter for generating a flame of controlled color, the lighter being of the type comprising a tank (20) adapted to receive a fuel (30) associated with flame coloring agents, expander means (40) suitable for expanding the fuel (30), means (50) suitable for conveying the fuel (30) to the expander means (40), and means (60) suitable for igniting the fuel (30) downstream from the expander means (40), the lighter being characterized by the fact that the expander means (40) are formed by an element that is hydrophobic, organophobic, and inorganophobic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Rivonia Trading LDA
    Inventors: Daniel Toueix, Jean-Pierre Rives
  • Publication number: 20040043346
    Abstract: In a standard lighter, the flame is obtained by rotating the driving wheels of the striker wheel onto the spark stone. A pair of brake discs is mounted on the axis of the wheel assembly. Each of the brake discs has the same diameter as that of driving wheels. The brake discs can rotate freely, relative to the driving wheels. The axis is loosely mounted on the mounting slots, and can move vertically. The gas release lever has a pair of extension portions placed beneath the brake discs to interrupt or stop rotation of the brake discs. To rotate the driving wheels, a considerable amount of extra force is required to overcome the frictional force on the brake discs, and would reduce the risk of fire damage caused by a child's inadvertent activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventor: Jong-Koo Jon
  • Patent number: 6695610
    Abstract: The present invention involves a lighter for preventing unintended use. In one aspect, a striker wheel including a rotation limiting means is provided, where an arc formed by the rotation limiting means is preferably greater than about 100° and less than or equal to about 220°. The rotation limiting means may comprise a single or multiple protrusions, a shield extending from one or more outer grip wheels, or a cover attached to a periphery of the striking wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Trend & Aim International Limited
    Inventor: Kelvin Chiu Yuet Tsang
  • Publication number: 20040033462
    Abstract: A safety gas lighter with a ratchet-pawl mechanism comprises a lighter body, a fuel supply means, an ignition means and a safety device. The safety device includes a pivoting axle, an internal ratchet rotating together with the axle and being attached to one side of the axle, a pawl member having engage pawls, being selectively engaged with ratchet teeth of ratchet and also having two cylinders protruding from the pawl member, and a safety hood, one side of which is installed by fitting coupling holes over cylinders and one end of the axle and another side of which on another end of the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Fu Quan Zhang
  • Patent number: 6692247
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll and press lighter which is rendered child resistant by a fixed extension of the body which surrounds or bisects the lever so as to impede the user's thumb. The adult user must operate the lighter in such a way that the flesh of the user's thumb is able to depress the lever below the level of the fixed extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Swedish Match Lighters B.V.
    Inventor: Carel Sewalt
  • Patent number: 6676405
    Abstract: A roll and press gas lighter is rendered child resistant by an impeding element (26) mounted on the lighter body such that its surface (26′) is preferably substantially flush with a low friction surface (16′) which forms the outer periphery of the thumbwheels (16). The impeding element preferably comprises a protective strip which extends around the sparkwheel (15). In use the engaging surface (26′) of the impeding element is engaged by the user's thumb simultaneously with the low friction surface, increasing the force required to rotate the sparkwheel and hence the child resistance of the lighter. The degree of child resistance of the lighter is determined inter alia by the smoothness of the thumbwheels and the position of the impeding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Swedish Match Lighters B.V.
    Inventor: Carel Sewalt