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Publication numberUS2194699 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1940
Filing dateDec 21, 1939
Priority dateDec 21, 1939
Publication numberUS 2194699 A, US 2194699A, US-A-2194699, US2194699 A, US2194699A
InventorsAlbert Gooris
Original AssigneeAlbert Gooris
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Smoking device
US 2194699 A
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A. GQORIS SMOKING DEVICE March 26, 1940.

Filed Dec. 21, 1939 IN VENTOR #45527 6005/5 ATTORNEY.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE I SMOKING DEVICE 'Albert Gooris, Chestnut Hill, Pa. Application December 21,1939, Serial No. 310,268

6 Claims (Cl. 131-228) This invention has to do with smoking devices such as pipes, cigar and cigarette holders, and is concerned primarily with that part of such a device which is received in the smokers mouth. When the mouthpiece of a pipe or a. cigar or cigarette holder is positioned in a smokers mouth as it is being used, two conditions arise'which have proved troublesome. One of these conditions is the tendency for saliva to pass from the smokers mouth into the smoke duct where it becomes mixed with nicotine and tobacco to form a mixture that is extremely unpleasant and distasteful when drawn back into the ,mouth upon subsequent drafts on the mouthpiece. The

other condition which has arisen in these cases mouth, with an accompanying burning or biting which is extremely unpleasant.

It is now well recognized in this art that both of these conditions are to be avoided, and this invention has in View, as its primary object, the provision of a mouthpiece which may be the mouthpiece of a pipe or that part of a cigar or cigarette holder which is. inserted in the smokers month which will adequately accommodate these undesirable factors. i

In order to eliminatethe direct or concentrated draft of smoke into the smokers mouth it has been the practice to widen out the smoke duct at the end which is inserted into the smokers mouth so that the same takes the form of an elongated slot, and this invention does not propose to depart from this practice.

However, whereas this slot has given rise to a condition in which the draft has been too open or free, the present invention proposes a further restriction thereof. In carrying out this objective the mouthpiece is formed with an annular bead that is slightlyspaced from the end thereof, and this head is provided with a plurality of cuts or kerfs. A cap member corresponding in shape to the end of the mouthpiece is positioned over the said end and encloses the shoulders. The kerfs are thus constituted the means of communication between the smokers shoulder between the bead and the end of the only on the upper side of the mouthpiece. Thus anysaliva which may pass through the kerfs or cuts in the upper part of the bead will run around in the groove defined by the shoulder to the bottom of the cap where it may pass out :1

again into the smokers mouth without entering the smoke duct.

, Another more detailed object of the invention is the provision, in a smoking device of the character above noted, of a mouthpiece carrying an annularbead adjacent to the. end which is adapted for insertion in the smokers mouth,

and which bead is formed", with cuts or kerfs,

together with a cap for enclosing said end of the mouthpiece, and this cap is provided with means for maintaining the bottom or closed end thereof spaced fromthe end of the mouthpiece.

More in detail this cap takes an oval shape corresponding to ,theshape of the end of the mouthpiece, and at each curve or bend of the oval a web or enlargement is provided which engages the end of the mouthpiece, thus establishing the desired spaced relation.

Various other more detailed objects and advantages of the invention will in part become apparent, and in part be hereinafter stated, as a the description of the invention proceeds.

, The invention, therefore, comprises a smoking device such as a pipe, cigar or cigarette holder which includes a mouthpiece formed with a is to be inserted in the smokers mouth and encloses said bead, the closed end of the cap being spaced from the end o fqthe mouthpiece The upper side of the mouthpiece is formed with. an' annular shoulder between said, bead and the end thereof, for preventing saliva entering into the smoke'duct.

For a full and more complete understanding of the invention reference may be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, whereinz Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a pipe includinga mouthpiece which is made in accordance with the precepts of this invention, "Figure 2 is an enlarged detailed sectional view Figure 5 is an enlarged detailed view in perspective of a cap per se.

In the form of the invention illustrated in the drawing the invention is shownas embodied in a pipe construction. However, it is to be clearly understood that this is to be no limitation on the invention, as the same is susceptible of use with such smoking devices as cigar and cigarette holders. I

Referring now to the drawing, wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts, a pipe is shown in Figure l as comprising gener-. ally a bowl section referred to in its entirety by the reference character B, and which bowl section B detachably carries a mouthpiece M in a manner well-known in this art.

The mouthpiece M is detachably connected at one end to the bowl section B, and the free end is adapted for insertion in the smokers mouth. At the free end the mouthpiece M is thinned out in one direction and widened out in the other, as shown at H]. The mouthpiece M is formed with a smoke duct l l which conforms in shape to the exterior shape of the mouthpiece at the free end' iii.

Thus the smoke duct H terminates at the free end in an elongated slot such as shown at 12 in Figure 4.

The extremity or end face of the mouthpiece M which is designed for insertion in the smokers mouth is designated l3, and spaced inwardly therefrom a slight distance is an annularbead M which is formed with a plurality of cuts'or kerfs 65. Between this bead I l and the end face 13, and preferably only on the upper side of the flattened-out portion if! of the mouthpiece the latter is formed with an angular shoulder i6 which defines a groove i'i between the. bead M and the end face 93. This shoulder 45 termimates in an apex edge i8 that lies in the end face l3.

Referring for the moment more particularly to Figure 5, a cap member is therein illustrated and referred to in its entirety by the reference character C. This cap member C has a closed end or bottom I 9 to which is joined the side wall structure 20. This side wall structure 2d corresponds in shape to the flattened-out oval shape of the mouthpiece at Land is designed to fit thereover in the manner shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3, the walls 28 enclosing the annular bead id.

The wall structure 20 includes corners or bends 2|, and at the bottom of each corner or bend there is a web 22 which is designed to engage the end face E3 of the portion Iii of the mouthpiece to maintain the bottom iii in spaced relation with respect thereto.

The cap C is intended to be positioned more or less permanently over the flattened-out portion it! of the mouthpiece in the manner illustrated, such as by a pressed or sweated fit. In this position the wall 2d encloses the annular bead l 5, thus constituting the cuts or kerfs i5 the only means of communication from the smokers mouth to the smoke duct ll. It is obvious that the cap thus acts as a restriction to the smoke duct which prevents the establishment of a free or open draft. Thus there is no need for the smoker to pack the tobacco tightly taken as a vertical section through one end of in the bowl, as is the case when the draft is free and open.

The mouthpiece M is preferably assembled with the bowl section B so that the shoulder I6 is on the upper side of the flattened-out portion In thereof, and if the mouthpiece is part of the cigarette or cigar holder the same will be used in a comparable manner. pass from the smokers mouth through the cuts or kerfs I5 in the upper part of the bead [4 will then be stopped by the shoulder is and received in the groove I! from which it passes down into the lower part of the cap without entering the smoke duct. Thus the amount of saliva which might enter into the smoke duct is materially reduced, and, in fact, substantially eliminated, which is a desideratum of great importance.

While a preferred specific embodiment of the invention is hereinbefore set forth it is to be clearly understood that the invention is not to be limited to the exact construction illustrated and described, because various modifications of these details may be provided in putting the invention into practice within the purview of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a smoking device of the character described, a mouthpiece having an end adapted to be inserted in a smokers mouth, said mouthpiece being formed with a smoke duct extending through said end, a bead carried by said mouthpiece adjacent to and spaced from said end, said bead being formed with cuts, a cup-shaped cap enclosing said end and said bead and cooperating with said cuts to establish smoke passages from the open end of said cup-shaped cap to the said smoke duct, and means interposed between said bead and said end-of the mouthpiece for preventing saliva which passes through said cuts from entering said smoke duct.

2. In a smoking device of the character described, a mouthpiece having an end adapted to be inserted in a smokers mouth, said mouthpiece being formed with a smoke duct extending through said end, a bead carried by said mouthpiece adjacent to and spaced from said end, said bead being formed with cuts, a cup-shaped cap enclosing said end and said bead and cooperating with said cuts to establish smoke passages from the open end of said cup-shaped cap to the said smoke duct, and an inclined shoulder carried by said mouthpiece between said bead and said end of the mouthpiece, said shoulder cooperating with said bead to define a groove adapted to control the passage of saliva which might come from the smokers mouth.

3. In a smoking device of the character described, a mouthpiece having an end adapted to be inserted in a smokers mouth, said mouthpiece being formed with a smoke duct extending through said end, a bead carried by said mouthpiece adjacent to and spaced from said end, said bead being formed with cuts, a cup-shaped cap enclosing said end and said bead and cooperating with said cuts to establish smoke passages from the open end of said cup-shaped cap to the said smoke duct, said cap having a closed bottom, and means for maintaining said bottom with a smoke duct extending through said end 751 Any saliva which may of oval formation, a bead carried by said mouthpiece adjacent to and spaced from said end, said bead being formed with a cut, a cup-shaped cap member enclosing said end and said bead, said oval end being adapted to be inserted in the smokers mouth in a substantially flat position I with one of the oval sides uppermost, and means carried by said uppermost side and interposed between said bead and said end for preventing saliva which might pass through said out from entering said smoke duct.

5. In a smoking device of the character described, a mouthpiece having an end adapted to be inserted in a smokers mouth, said end being of oval formation, said mouthpiece being formed with a smoke duct extending through said end of oval formation, a bead carried by said mouthpiece adjacent to and spaced from said end, said bead being formed with a cut, a cupeshaped cap member enclosing said end and said bead, said oval end being adapted to be inserted in the smokers mouth in a substantially flat position with one of the oval sides uppermost, and an inclined shoulder carried by said uppermost side of the oval end interposed between said end and said bead and cooperating with said bead to define a groove for controlling the flow of saliva which might pass from said smokers mouth to said duct.

6. In a smoking, device of the character described, a mouthpiece having an end adapted to be inserted in a smokers mouth, said end being of oval formation, said mouthpiece being formed with a smoke duct extending through said end of oval formation, a bead carried by said mouthpiece adjacent to and spaced from said end, said bead being formed with a cut, a cup-shaped cap member enclosing said end and said bead,

said oval end being adapted to be inserted in the smokers mouth in a substantially fiat position with one of the oval sidesuppermost, an inclined shoulder carried by said uppermost side of the oval end interposed between said end and said bead and cooperating with said bead todefine a groove for controlling the flow of saliva which might pass from said smokers mouth to said duct, said cup-shaped cap having a closed bottom of an oval formation corresponding to the oval shape of said mouthpiece end, and a web carried by said cap member in each corner thereof engaging said end of the mouthpiece for maintaining said bottom in spaced relation with respect thereto.

ALBERT GOORIS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2630808 *Aug 16, 1951Mar 10, 1953Kraber Frank JMouthpiece attachment for tobacco smoking pipes and the like
Classifications
U.S. Classification131/228
International ClassificationA24F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F7/00
European ClassificationA24F7/00