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Publication numberUS20030159704 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/082,091
Publication dateAug 28, 2003
Filing dateFeb 26, 2002
Priority dateFeb 26, 2002
Publication number082091, 10082091, US 2003/0159704 A1, US 2003/159704 A1, US 20030159704 A1, US 20030159704A1, US 2003159704 A1, US 2003159704A1, US-A1-20030159704, US-A1-2003159704, US2003/0159704A1, US2003/159704A1, US20030159704 A1, US20030159704A1, US2003159704 A1, US2003159704A1
InventorsFrank Cibort, Dustin Martz
Original AssigneeCibort Frank M., Martz Dustin K.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Half length/short cigarette
US 20030159704 A1
Abstract
The half-length/short cigarette. In the case of any type of filtered cigarette, the only factor that changes is the cigarette will be reduced to half of the length of the actual tobacco rolled portion of the cigarette, the length of the filter will remain the same. In the case of an unfiltered cigarette, the cigarette will be reduced to half of the typical length of the cigarette. The amount of typical full-length cigarettes that a person smokes will be reduced by half of the amount, which can enhance the possibility of giving a person the capability to quit smoking. It will also reduce the amount of time that it takes to smoke a typical full-length cigarette, and to decrease the amount of typical full-length cigarettes that are wasted because a person does not have the time to smoke a typical full-length cigarette.
Having thus explained my improvement, what I claim is the improvement to a cigarette for the purpose of reducing the amount of typical full length cigarettes that a person smokes by half of the amount, which can enhance the possibility of giving a person the capability to quit smoking. It will also reduce the amount of time that it takes to smoke a typical full-length cigarette, and to decrease the amount of typical full-length cigarettes that are wasted because a person does not have the time to smoke a typical full-length cigarette, this would consist of a half-length/short cigarette, all of this constructed, arranged, and combined to operate substantially as, and for the purpose specified.
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Claims(8)
What we claim is:
1. The improvement of a cigarette by reducing the length of a typical filtered cigarette to a half-length/short cigarette.
2. The cigarette according to claim 1, wherein said cigarette pertains to non-filtered.
3. The cigarette according to claim 2, wherein said cigarette pertains to mentholated.
4. The cigarette according to claim 3, wherein said cigarette pertains to flavored.
5. The cigarette according to claim 4, wherein said cigarette is packaged in groups of forty half-length/short cigarettes to make up a full American style pack of cigarettes.
6. The cigarette according to claim 5, wherein said cigarette is packaged in groups of forty half-length/short cigarettes to make up a full European style pack of cigarettes.
7. The cigarette according to claim 6, wherein said cigarette is packaged in groups of half-length/short cigarettes and ten full length cigarettes to make up a full American style pack of cigarettes
8. The cigarette according to claim 7, wherein said cigarette is packaged in groups of half-length/short cigarettes and ten full length cigarettes to make up a full European style pack of cigarettes.
Description

[0001] To all whom it may concern:

[0002] Be it known that Frank M.Cibort III of 628 High Street Harrisburg, and Dustin K.Martz of 2140 Queens Drive Apartment B-4 Harrisburg, in the county of Dauphin, and the state of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful improvement for the cigarette, the half-length/short cigarette in filtered and non-filtered, mentholated, flavored and regular cigarettes, being that if a typical cigarette measures three and three quarters of an inch long, the half-length/short cigarette will measure one and seven-eighth of an inch long, this is invented on this day of Oct. 10, 2000.

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
5819753 September 1997 Birkenthal 131/248
5615761 May 1995 Draghetti et al 198/441
5469871 July 1993 Barnes et al 131/194
5819751 October 1995 Barnes et al 131/194
5271419 September 1991 Arzonico et al 131/365
5261425 February 1991 Raker et al 131/365
5247947 June 1991 Clearman et al 131/194
5497794 May 1994 Okumoto 131/364

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0003] 1. Field of the Invention

[0004] The present invention relates to that of a typical full-length cigarette, and more particularly, where it is reduced in length to a half-length/short cigarette.

[0005] 2. Brief Summary of the Invention

[0006] Our invention relates to that class of cigarette that is a typical full-length cigarette, now to be reduced in length to a half-length/short cigarette.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

[0007] The half-length/short cigarette as shown in FIG. 1, in filtered and non-filtered, mentholated, flavored and regular cigarettes, being that if a typical cigarette measures three and three quarters of an inch long, the half-length/short cigarette will measure one and seven-eighth of an inch long. The half-length/short cigarette will be packaged as shown in FIG. 2, with forty half-length/short cigarettes to an American style box or soft pack, or as shown in FIG. 3, with ten typical full-length cigarettes and twenty half-length/short cigarettes to an American style box or soft pack.

[0008] The half-length/short cigarette will be packaged as shown in FIG. 4, with forty half-length/short cigarettes to a European style box, or as shown in FIG. 5, with ten typical full-length cigarettes and twenty half-length/short cigarettes to a European style box.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0009] The half-length/short cigarette as shown in FIG. 1, in filtered and non-filtered, mentholated, flavored and regular cigarettes, being that if a typical cigarette measures three and three quarters of an inch long, the half-length/short cigarette will measure one and seven-eighth of an inch long. In the case of any type of filtered cigarette, the filter length will remain the same; the only factor that changes is the length of the actual tobacco rolled portion of the cigarette, it will be reduced by half in length. In the case of an unfiltered cigarette, the cigarette will be reduced to half of the typical length of the cigarette.

[0010] The idea was created to reduce the amount of typical full length cigarettes that a person smokes by half of the amount, which can enhance the possibility of giving a person the capability to quit smoking. It will also reduce the amount of time that it takes to smoke a typical full-length cigarette, and to decrease the amount of typical full-length cigarettes that are wasted because a person does not have the time to smoke a typical full-length cigarette. This invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of the parts, as hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed, by which more effective devices of this character may be produced than is now in ordinary use. As for the packaging, a typical package of cigarettes has twenty full-length cigarettes; this invention would have forty half-length/short cigarettes to a package of cigarettes, or ten typical full-length cigarettes along with twenty half-length/short cigarettes to a package.

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US7302955 *May 6, 2003Dec 4, 2007Gary PallinoSelectively tobacco shortened cigarette and method of use
US8251072 *Jan 12, 2009Aug 28, 2012Zepp Scott DOne shot cigarette system
EP1925220A1 *Feb 23, 2007May 28, 2008Doron PedazurA method of smoking reduction using cigarettes with longer filters and less tobacco and a kit thereof
Classifications
U.S. Classification131/360
International ClassificationA24D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24D1/00
European ClassificationA24D1/00