Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2666437 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 19, 1954
Filing dateJun 10, 1950
Priority dateJun 10, 1950
Publication numberUS 2666437 A, US 2666437A, US-A-2666437, US2666437 A, US2666437A
InventorsAlphonse Lattof
Original AssigneeAlphonse Lattof
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cigarette extinguisher
US 2666437 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Jan. 19, 1954 A. LATTOF CIGARETTE EXTINGUISHER Filed June 10, 1950 Patented Jan. 19, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

The invention relates to improvements in the manufacture of cigarettes by the addition of a band to which wax or parafiin or like materials have been applied; and the objects of the improvement, are, first, as a safety factor in preventing fires, to extinguish discarded lighted cigarettes; second, to eliminate disturbing and discomfiting smoke of cigarettes which are not fully extinguished; and third, to eliminate necessity of snuffing out cigarettes.

One form of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is an extended view of the cigarette extinguisher; Figure 2, when the extinguisher is banded on a corktipped cigarette; Figure 3, the extinguisher at point of contact with lighted end of cigarette; and Figure 4, an open cigarette paper wrapper with cigarette extinguishing materials applied directly to the original wrapper.

The base i is a narrow strip of varying width, perferably one-quarter to one-eighth inch, of material, preferably paper, but may be metal foil, cloth, cork, or any synthetic or plastic material, to which is coated or lined with wax, parafiin or similar or easily melted material 2, and glue applied to the edge 3. Figure 2 shows the coated band l with the coated part 2 ringed around next to the cigarette 5, but not glued to the cigarette 5; this band being moveable, permits the smoker to smoke the cigarette to a greater or shorter length before the extinguisher takes effect. Figure 3 shows a lighted end of cigarette 6 at point of contact with the extinguisher 4, melting the wax, paraffin, or similar material 2, and cuts off or chokes the fire t; the oxygen supply being eliminated, and the cigarette extinguished. The coating of wax, paraffin, or other similar material 2 may be applied directly to the original cigarette paper wrapper 8 at a point 9 determined by the manufacturer, as shown in Figure 4. The cork tip it used on some types of cigarettes may be perforated or cut at a point i I, and have the wax, parafiin or similar material 2, applied to the lower portion of the cork l2, thereby using their present material as a base. The band 4 may be used for advertising or imprinting the name of the cigarette, supplanting the need for printing the cigarette paper.

I am aware that prior to my invention, cork has been used in the manufacture of cigarettes. I therefore do not claim such a combination broadly; but I claim:

1. In a cigarette comprising an elongated tube of inflammable material and a filling of tobacco within said tube, means for extinguishing said cigarette when a predetermined length thereof has been consumed, said means comprising a band encircling said tube and adapted to be moved longitudinally to a selected position thereon, and a thermally liquifiable coating of low melting point material carried by the band on the side thereof adjacent the tube.

2. A cigarette extinguisher comprising a band adapted to encircle a cigarette and to be moved longitudinally to a selected position thereon, and a thermally liquifiable coating of low melting point material carried by the band on the inner surface thereof.

3. A cigarette extinguisher comprising an elongated strip of flexible material adapted to be wrapped around a cigarette, a coating of adhesive carried by one face of the strip adjacent one end thereof, and a coating of low melting point thermally liquifiable material carried by the strip and extending from the adhesive coating to the end of the strip remote therefrom.

ALPHON SE LATTOF.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,605,059 Oakes Nov. 2, 1926 1,996,002 Seaman Mar. 26, 1935 2,030,319 Rambert Feb. 11, 1936 2,049,320 Ruben July 28, 1936 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 531,768 Germany 1931

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1605059 *Sep 13, 1924Nov 2, 1926Hamm Philip TCigarette
US1996002 *May 25, 1933Mar 26, 1935Seaman Stewart ElmerDecreasing inflammability of cigarettes
US2030319 *Jan 31, 1934Feb 11, 1936Rambert Arthur FCigarette and method of making the same
US2049320 *Dec 2, 1933Jul 28, 1936Elsbeth RubenCigarette
DE531768C *Aug 14, 1931Otto WinterhoffMittel zum Loeschen der Reste von Zigaretten
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2836183 *Nov 19, 1954May 27, 1958Cartwright Leonard CCigarette
US3091243 *Jan 11, 1961May 28, 1963Guida Frank CSelf-extinguishing cigarette
US3102543 *Jul 9, 1962Sep 3, 1963Cooper Helen ASafety tip cigarette
US3409021 *Nov 7, 1967Nov 5, 1968Owaki KenichiReduced tar content cigarette
US3413978 *Feb 15, 1966Dec 3, 1968Arvel A. BrillFlavored cigarette
US3977416 *Sep 18, 1974Aug 31, 1976Minoru AkibaCigarette with a snuffer
US4033358 *Apr 6, 1976Jul 5, 1977Duane Earl HarringtonIntegral cigarette paper holder element
US4121597 *Feb 23, 1977Oct 24, 1978Suck Kyun ShinFiltering pipe with extinguisher for cigarettes
US4452259 *Jul 10, 1981Jun 5, 1984Loews Theatres, Inc.Smoking articles having a reduced free burn time
US5072743 *Dec 31, 1981Dec 17, 1991Perrine Charles PBarrierized cigarette
US5191906 *Mar 23, 1992Mar 9, 1993Philip Morris IncorporatedProcess for making wrappers for smoking articles which modify the burn rate of the smoking article
US5474095 *Apr 6, 1994Dec 12, 1995Philip Morris IncorporatedPaper having crossdirectional regions of variable basis weight
US5878753 *Mar 11, 1997Mar 9, 1999Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.Smoking article wrapper for controlling ignition proclivity of a smoking article without affecting smoking characteristics
US5878754 *Mar 10, 1997Mar 9, 1999Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.Smoking article wrapper for controlling ignition proclivity of a smoking article
US6606999Mar 27, 2001Aug 19, 2003R. J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyReduced ignition propensity smoking article
US6645605Jan 15, 2001Nov 11, 2003James Rodney HammersmithMaterials and method of making same for low ignition propensity products
US6854469Jun 27, 2001Feb 15, 2005Lloyd Harmon HancockMethod for producing a reduced ignition propensity smoking article
US6929013Nov 25, 2002Aug 16, 2005R. J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US6976493Nov 25, 2002Dec 20, 2005R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US6997190Nov 25, 2002Feb 14, 2006R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US7073514Dec 20, 2002Jul 11, 2006R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyEquipment and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US7237559Oct 15, 2003Jul 3, 2007R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US7275548Aug 22, 2003Oct 2, 2007R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyEquipment for manufacturing cigarettes
US7276120May 16, 2003Oct 2, 2007R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyMaterials and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US7281540Aug 22, 2003Oct 16, 2007R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyEquipment and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US7448390May 16, 2003Nov 11, 2008R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyEquipment and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US7677256Sep 13, 2005Mar 16, 2010R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US8267096Apr 13, 2010Sep 18, 2012Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc.Low sidestream smoke cigarette with combustible paper
US8337664Dec 30, 2008Dec 25, 2012Philip Morris Usa Inc.Method and apparatus for making slit-banded wrapper using moving orifices
US8678016Aug 24, 2012Mar 25, 2014Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc.Low sidestream smoke cigarette with combustible paper
US8701682Jul 30, 2009Apr 22, 2014Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded paper, smoking article and method
US8707967Mar 4, 2011Apr 29, 2014Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US8733370Aug 17, 2011May 27, 2014Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US8833377Aug 17, 2011Sep 16, 2014Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US8844540Aug 17, 2011Sep 30, 2014Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US8863757Jul 14, 2004Oct 21, 2014Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.Smoking articles with reduced ignition proclivity characteristics
US8905043Aug 17, 2011Dec 9, 2014Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US8925556May 23, 2008Jan 6, 2015Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US8939156Aug 17, 2011Jan 27, 2015Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US9161570Aug 17, 2011Oct 20, 2015Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US9302522Dec 13, 2011Apr 5, 2016Altria Client Services LlcProcess of preparing printing solution and making patterned cigarette wrappers
US20030131860 *Nov 25, 2002Jul 17, 2003Ashcraft Charles RayWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20040007242 *Apr 22, 2003Jan 15, 2004Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.Low ignition propensity cigarette having oxygen donor metal oxide in the cigarette wrapper
US20040099279 *Nov 25, 2002May 27, 2004Chapman Paul StuartWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20040099280 *Nov 25, 2002May 27, 2004Stokes Cynthia StewartWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20040118420 *Dec 20, 2002Jun 24, 2004Barnes Vernon BrentEquipment and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US20040129281 *Aug 22, 2003Jul 8, 2004Hancock Lloyd HarmonEquipment and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US20040134631 *Jan 15, 2003Jul 15, 2004Crooks Evon LlewellynSmoking article wrapping materials comprising ultrafine particles
US20040221861 *Apr 21, 2004Nov 11, 2004Markus EiblCigarette with increased self-extinguishing tendency
US20040237978 *May 16, 2003Dec 2, 2004Barnes Vernon BrentMaterials and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US20040237980 *May 16, 2003Dec 2, 2004Holmes Gregory AlanMaterials and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US20040255966 *Jul 14, 2004Dec 23, 2004Kraker Thomas A.Smoking articles with reduced ignition proclivity characteristics
US20050016556 *Oct 15, 2003Jan 27, 2005Ashcraft Charles RayWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20050039764 *Aug 22, 2003Feb 24, 2005Barnes Vernon BrentEquipment and methods for manufacturing cigarettes
US20050241659 *Jul 7, 2005Nov 3, 2005R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20050241660 *Jul 7, 2005Nov 3, 2005R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20060005847 *Sep 13, 2005Jan 12, 2006R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20060011207 *Sep 13, 2005Jan 19, 2006R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20060124146 *Feb 10, 2006Jun 15, 2006R.J. Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
US20080029113 *Oct 9, 2007Feb 7, 2008Snaidr Stanislav MLow sidestream smoke cigarette with combustible paper having a modified ash
US20080295854 *May 23, 2008Dec 4, 2008Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
US20090277466 *Dec 30, 2008Nov 12, 2009Philip Morris Usa Inc.Method and apparatus for making slit-banded wrapper using moving orifices
US20100192964 *Apr 13, 2010Aug 5, 2010Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc.Low sidestream smoke cigarette with combustible paper
US20110023901 *Jul 30, 2009Feb 3, 2011Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded paper, smoking article and method
US20110108042 *Nov 10, 2009May 12, 2011Philip Morris Usa Inc.Registered banded cigarette paper, cigarettes, and method of manufacture
US20110155158 *Mar 4, 2011Jun 30, 2011Philip Morris Usa Inc.Banded Papers, Smoking Articles and Methods
USRE30558 *Sep 10, 1979Mar 31, 1981 Integral cigarette paper holder element
DE3731519B4 *Sep 18, 1987Oct 26, 2006Kimberly-Clark Corp., NeenahUmhüllungs-Konstruktionen für sich selbst auslöschende und verringerte Entflammneigung aufweisende Rauchartikel
EP0262550A1 *Sep 21, 1987Apr 6, 1988Kimberly-Clark CorporationWrapper constructions for self-extinguishing and reduced ignition proclivity smoking articles
EP0864259A2Mar 9, 1998Sep 16, 1998Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.Smoking article wrapper and method of making same for controlling ignition proclivity of a smoking article
EP0870437A2Mar 10, 1998Oct 14, 1998Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.Smoking article wrapper for controlling ignition proclivity of a smoking article without affecting smoking characteristics
EP2172119A1Nov 25, 2003Apr 7, 2010R.J.Reynolds Tobacco CompanyWrapping materials for smoking articles
WO2003034845A1 *Apr 24, 2002May 1, 2003Tann-Papier Gesellschaft M.B.H.Cigarette having an increased tendency to self-extinguish
Classifications
U.S. Classification131/349
International ClassificationA24D1/00, A24D1/10
Cooperative ClassificationA24D1/10
European ClassificationA24D1/10