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Publication numberUS2342853 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 29, 1944
Filing dateAug 25, 1941
Priority dateAug 25, 1941
Publication numberUS 2342853 A, US 2342853A, US-A-2342853, US2342853 A, US2342853A
InventorsSiegfried Furstenberg
Original AssigneeSiegfried Furstenberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination inhaler, cigarette filter, and holder
US 2342853 A
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Feb. 29, 1944.


Application August 25, 1941, Serial No. 408,201

1 Claim.

vision of structure whereby an inhalery is provided capable of use with various volatile materials of a medicinal or other nature, and which does not obviously betray to others .the fact vthat the user is not actually smoking a cigarette.

Another object herein lies in the provision of structure by suitable adjustment-l of which the same may be adapted for use with a cigarette ac tually burning so that the smoke from the cigarette becomes mixed with volatile materials as described above.

Another object herein lies in the provision of a combination inhaler, cigarette filter and holder, wherein by suitable adjustment the inhaling and filtering features may be omitted and the device used solely for the purpose of holding the ciga rette in the mouth or lips of the user.

Another object herein lies in the provision of a device of the character described, which is readily taken apart for the replacement of the volatile materials, for adaptation of different uses and for cleaning or repair.

A feature of the invention lies in the fact that the same is capable of large scale production at low cost so that the same may have a consequent wide sale and use.

By reason of the simplicity and novel arrangement of the parts, the same is readily adjusted by anyone having no special skill and is foolproof in operation.

It is a Well known fact that many individuals who smoke a great deal or to excess would like to give up the habit or at least reduce the number rof cigarettes smoked during the day. Besides whatever stimulating effect the nicotine may have upon a smoker, there is also the psychological effect of carrying a lighted cigarette in the hands or lips which gives the user a certain re-` laxation of tension. I

In. accordance with the-present invention, the smoker is able to hold what appears to be a lighted cigarette in his hand or mouth, thus creating the impression to others that he is actually smoking, as well as giving him a certain psychological relaxation of nervous tension. The volatile materials in the device are inhaled and have (Cl. 12S- 200) both a beneficial effect upon the previously irritated nasal, throat and bronch1a1 passages, and produce a pleasant and satisfying taste in the mouth. Even where the device is used for the purpose of reducing the total number of ciga-I rettes smoked during the day, the alternation of the use of this device between the cigarette smokings improves the condition of the smoke carrying passages of the user and also reduces the taste fatigue which occurs from constant smoking.

As will be further described below, when desired, the same device may be adjusted for use as a cigarette holder and filter, orr a cigarette holder alone.

These objects and '.her incidental ends -and advantages Wll1 more fully appear in the progress of this disclosure and be pointed out in the ap pended claim.

In the drawing forming a material part hereof, similar reference characters kdesignate corresponding parts throughout the several viewsof each embodiment.

Figure l is an elevational view of a first embodiment of the invention shomi in actual size.

Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal sectional view of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a vertical transverse sectional View as might be seen from the'plane 3-3 on Figure 2.

Figure 4 is an enlarged central longitudinal sectional view of a second embodiment of the invention.

Figure 5 is a view taken similarly to Figure 4 showing an adjusted form of the second embodi-` ment of the invention as adaptedvfor use as a cigarette holder. y

Figure 6 is an elevational view, taken similarly to Figure 1, actual size, of the second embodiment of the invention as adjusted for use as a cigarette holder and filter.

Figure 7 is a fragmentary enlarged vertical longitudinal sectional `view of the forward portion (the left hand end) of Figure 6.

Turning now to the first embodiment of the invention illustrated lin Figures 1 to 3, inclusive, the combination inhaler, cigarette filter and holding device is generally indicated by numeral l0. Broadly speaking, .the device l0 comprisesa casing or main cylinder` H, a volatile material carrying chamber and lter tube I2, and a mouthpiece, bitor holder i3.

The main cylinder Il is preferably a true cylinder in shape, having a reduced portion I6 connected to the main cylinder Il by the shoulder l5. The main cylinder Il and the reduced `shank 24 0f the bit I3.

portion I4 form a continuous tube, the forward end being closed by a plug I1. The cylinder II is preferably composed of fused ceramic material, such as porcelain, although other vitreous materials may be used. `The advantage of the use of porcelain lies in the fact that the same, when composed of a white clay, forms a close resemblance to an ordinary cigarette in the outer appearance thereof. The cylinder may. however, be made of other materials, such as thermoplastic artificial resins, such as Bakelite, ureaplastic compounds or methyl methacrylate compounds. Since the outer wall surface of the cylinder II rearwardlyof the shoulder I5 is white and gives the `appearance of a cigarette, the forward reduced portion I4, together with a part of the annular shoulder I5 as well as the forward exposed surface of the plug I1, is treated to give the appearance of an ash-covered burning cigarette.end. This is accomplished by first coating the said shoulder, reduced portion and plug end with the layer I8 of copper bronze, the copper bronze being a'mixture of fine metallic copper particles in a suitable transparent binder such as cellulose acetate dissolved in amyl acetate. Sufficient plasticizers, or other materials to retard the drying of the said binder are introduced therein so that the same has an adhesive character, and before the same is fully dry, ash resembling particles I9 are dusted on. These particles adhere and give the impression of a glowing cigarette end covered with cigarette ashes. The ash-resembling particles I9 are preferably formed from a mixture of small white, gray and black particles made by coloring sand grains with different colored pigments or by using granular material having the desired colored characteristics, such as white sand, grey sand and granulated coal or similar black material.

The rear end 2I of the cylinder II is provided with an internal thread 22 which is adapted to threadedly engage an external thread 23 on the The cylinder II at the forward end I6 thereof adjoining the shoulder I5 is provided with an air inlet orifice 25. The oriiice 25 is of relatively small diameter, being large enough only to admit sufficient air for the proper use of the device I0, and its location among the ash-resembling particles I9 permits its concealment.

The bit I3 may be of any desired external configuration, but preferably takes the form shown, which is intended to present the external appearance of a stereotyped form of cigarette holder. The bit I3 is provided with an internal bore 21 which extends from the rea-r end 28 of the bit I3 forwardly through the shank 24, but has the diameter thereof enlarged within the shank 24 to form the shank bore 29. Between the body 30 of the bit I3 and the shank 24, there is an annular shoulder 3I presenting a front face 32. The rear end of the cylinder II is adapted to abut against the face 32 when the cylinder I I is screwed into its fully seated position. The bit I3 may be composed of any suitable material, as for example, Bakelite, amber, hard rubber, or similar material.

The volatile material carrying chamber and filter tube I2 is preferably composed of glass, is cylindrical in shape, and the body portion thereof 33 has an external diameter preferably slightly less than the internal diameter of the cylinder I I so that the same may be freely inserted therein or removed therefrom. The length of the tube I2 is such that the forward end 34 thereof is adapted to be disposed a sufficient distance rearwardly of the inner end of the plug I1 so that air may enter through the orifice 25 into the end 3l. The rear end of the tube I2 is provided with a neck 36 of reduced diameter. The diameter of the neck 36 is preferably slightly less than the internal diameter of the shank bore 29 and a rubber spacer or gasket 31 serves to frictionally and replaceably position the tube I2 with relation to the bit I3. The resiliency afforded by the gasket 31 permits slight movement of the tube I2 with relation to the shank 24 without breakage of the tube I2 when the same is composed of brittle material. Where desired, the tube I2 may be composed of a suitable thermoplastic material, such as LuciteJ As seen in Figure 2, the volatile material IIJ is disposed within the tube I2 and may be maintained in position therein by any suitable porous plug Il, such as absorbent cotton.

The use of the device is a relatively simple matter. Any desired volatile material 40 may be placed within the tube I2 when the cylinder II has been unscrewed and the plug 4I removed. The replacing of these parts to the positions shown in Figure 2 renders the device operative, and sucking on the end 28 by the smoker will draw air through the orifice 25, the tube I2, the neck 36 and the bore 21. As the volatile material becomes consumed, it may be replaced.

Turning now to the second embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figures 4 to 7 inclusive, the device, generally indicated by numeral I0', differs principally from the first embodiment in the fact that the reduced portion I4 is a plug in and of itself so that the forward end IB' is removable by reason of the fact that the same has a reduced shank 50' which threadedly engages an internal thread on the forward end of the Casing or cylinder II. The plug Ill may be treated to resemble a burning cigarette end in a manner similar to that described above. The plug I4 contains a channel or orifice or air admitting orice 25. The cylinder II is otherwise of subn stantially the same construction as the cylinder l I previously described, and the same, for the purpose of avoiding undue repetition, is marked in the drawing with singly primed characters at those parts corresponding to the first embodiment.

The tube I2 may be substantially identical with the construction of the tube I2 previously described, and here again, for the purpose of avoiding needless repetition, the parts are given corresponding singly primed reference characters.

The bit I3 differs principally from the iirst embodiment in that the bore 21 is expanded in a conical shape to form the conical bore 5 I while the shoulder 3|' has an internal thread adapted to receive the union 52. The union 52 includes an enlarged bit engaging portion 53 and a reduced main cylinder engaging portion or shank 24. The shank 24 has an external thread and is adapted to be screwed into the rear end 2| of the cylinder` II'. The union or shank bore 29 is adapted to receive the gasketl 31', including the neck 36'.

When the second embodiment is used in a manner similar to the first embodiment, for the purpose of replacing. the volatile material 4U', it becomes necessary to unscrew only the rear end gz of the cylinder II' from the threaded shank When it is desired to use the' bit I3 only as a cigarette holder, the union 52' is removed by separating the enlarged bit engaging portion 53 by unscrewing the same from the shoulder 3|'. A cigarette 60' may then be inserted into the holder or bit I3 in a manner shown in Figure 5 and the threads 55' help to hold the cigarette 60 in place. The diameter of the space between opposite portions of the threads 55 is substantially equal to or slightly less than the normal diameter of cigarettes sold in trade. If for some reason the diameter of the cigarette 60' should be less than the normal diameter, forcing the same rearwardly against the converging inner walls of the conical bores 5|' will suitably position the rear end 6| of the cigarette thereagainst and frictionally engage the same thereat.

Where it is desired to use the device shown in Figure 4 as a cigarette filter, it becomes necessary only to remove the plug I4 and to insert in its stead the cigarette 10'. This is shown in Figures 6 and 7. When so adjusted, air enters the forward end 12 of the cigarette 10', and, forming smoke with the burning tobacco, passes through the cigarette 10', thence through the tube l2' and the neck 36', the bore 29', the bore 5I', and the bore 21'. The smoke thus becomes filtered and flavored. The rear end 'Il' of the cigarette 10' is readily detachably engageable by slightly compressing the same within the internal threads at the forward end of the cylinder Il.

It may thus be seen that the second embodiment of the invention may have the three dierent functions previously described, conveniently available.

In conclusion then. there has been disclosed novel combination inhaler, cigarette lter and holding devices which are simple and foolproof in construction and operation, are sanitary in use and may be made in relatively large quantities at low cost.

I wish it to be understood that I do not desire to be limited to the exact details of construction shown and described, for obvious modications will occur to a person skilled in the art.

I claim:

A combination inhaler, cigarette lter and holder for alternative use with a cigarette, comprising: a main cylinder of an outer diameter and appearance similar to said cigarette, and having a detachable plug covered with imitation ashes, said plug being inserted in and threa engaging the forward end of said main cylinder, said plug having an air admitting orifice; a transparent volatile material carrying tube disposed within-said cylinder and concealed thereby; said tube havinga reduced rear neck with a resilient gasket thereon; volatile material within said carrying tube; a union having an enlarged bit engaging portion, a reduced main cylinder engaging portion, and a central bore; a mouthpiece bit having a second bore and adapted to detachably engage the said bit engaging portion oi' the union; said cylinder being detachably engageable at the rear end thereof upon the outer surface of the reduced main cylinder engaging portion of the union; the gasket on the rear end of said tube being detachably engageable within the bore in the union.



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U.S. Classification128/202.21, 131/175, 446/24, 131/178, 131/187, 131/200
International ClassificationA24F13/02, A24F47/00, A24F13/06, A24F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA24F47/002, A24F13/02, A24F13/06
European ClassificationA24F13/02, A24F13/06, A24F47/00B