Title:
Non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A cigarette case for holding a cigarette pack. The cigarette case has an exterior surface covered with or constructed from a tacky material having sufficient tackiness to prevent the cigarette case from sliding out of a top pocket of a shirt when the person bends over.



Inventors:
Bouchard, Jacques A. (Beecher Falls, VT, US)
Application Number:
09/726693
Publication Date:
05/30/2002
Filing Date:
11/29/2000
Assignee:
BOUCHARD JACQUES A.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A24F15/18; (IPC1-7): B65D85/10
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Primary Examiner:
MOHANDESI, JILA M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Joseph N. Breaux (Suite A 10630 N. Oak Hills Pkwy., Baton Rouge, LA, 70810, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A non-slip case for a cigarette pack comprising: a cigarette pack holding case having a top opening into a cigarette pack receiving cavity provided therein and sized to receive therein a cigarette pack, said cigarette pack holding case having a non-slip tacky exterior surface to prevent the cigarette pack holding case from sliding out of a pocket of a shirt.

2. The non-slip case for a cigarette pack of claim 1 wherein: said cigarette pack holding case includes a flap securable over the top opening.

3. The non-slip case for a cigarette pack of claim 1 wherein: said cigarette pack holding case further includes a small item holding pocket.

4. The non-slip case for a cigarette pack of claim 3 wherein: said small item holding pocket is provided with a sealable pocket flap.

5. The non-slip case for a cigarette pack of claim 1 wherein: said cigarette pack holding case further includes a cigarette lighter holding cavity.

6. The non-slip case for a cigarette pack of claim 5 wherein: said cigarette pack holding case further includes a cigarette lighter holding cavity covering flap for covering a lighter insertion opening of said cigarette lighter holding cavity.

Description:

TECHNICAL FIELD

[0001] The present invention relates to cases for cigarettes and more particularly to a non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories that includes a cigarette pack holding case having a top opening into a pack receiving cavity provided therein sized to receive therein a pack of cigarettes and an exterior surface thereof covered with a non-slip tacky material, such as restickable or pressure sensitive adhesive materials, to prevent the cigarette pack holding case from sliding out of a pocket of a shirt or the like; the cigarette pack holding case optionally including a flap securable over the top opening; a small item holding pocket with or without a sealable pocket flap; and a cigarette lighter holding cavity; when a cigarette lighter holding cavity is provided a cigarette lighter holding mechanism may be provided such as by constructing the cigarette lighter holding cavity within a resilient material for gripping the cigarette lighter and/or by providing a cigarette lighter holding cavity covering flap.

BACKGROUND ART

[0002] Many individuals loose packs of cigarettes because the cigarettes are covered with a slippery cellophane cover that allows the cigarette pack to slip out of the top pocket of a person's shirt without the person realizing the loss until it is too late to find the cigarettes. The cigarette packs also slip out the top pockets into puddles and other areas where the cigarettes are immediately ruined. It would be a benefit, therefore, to have a cigarette case for holding a cigarette pack that had an exterior surface covered with or constructed from a tacky material having sufficient tackiness to prevent the cigarette case from sliding out of a top pocket of a shirt when the person bent over.

GENERAL SUMMARY DISCUSSION OF INVENTION

[0003] It is thus an object of the invention to provide a non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories that includes a cigarette pack holding case having a top opening into a pack receiving cavity provided therein sized to receive therein a pack of cigarettes and an exterior surface thereof covered with a non-slip tacky material, such as restickable or pressure sensitive adhesive materials, to prevent the cigarette pack holding case from sliding out of a pocket of a shirt or the like.

[0004] Accordingly, a non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories is provided. The non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories includes a cigarette pack holding case having a top opening into a pack receiving cavity provided therein sized to receive therein a pack of cigarettes and an exterior surface thereof covered with a non-slip tacky material, such as restickable or pressure sensitive adhesive materials, to prevent the cigarette pack holding case from sliding out of a pocket of a shirt or the like.

[0005] In a preferred embodiment, the cigarette pack holding case includes a flap securable over the top opening.

[0006] In another preferred embodiment the cigarette pack holding case further includes a small item holding pocket. The small item holding pocket may be optionally provided with a sealable pocket flap.

[0007] In still another preferred embodiment, the cigarette pack holding case further includes a cigarette lighter holding cavity. When a cigarette lighter holding cavity is provided, a cigarette lighter holding mechanism may also be provided. The cigarette lighter holding mechanism may include constructing the cigarette lighter holding cavity within a resilient material and sizing the cigarette lighter holding cavity for gripping a cigarette lighter and may also include providing a cigarette lighter holding cavity covering flap.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0008] For a further understanding of the nature and objects of the present invention, reference should be made to the following detailed description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which like elements are given the same or analogous reference numbers and wherein:

[0009] FIG. 1 is a front plan view of a first exemplary embodiment of the non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories of the present invention.

[0010] FIG. 2 is a front plan view of a second exemplary embodiment of the non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories of the present invention.

EXEMPLARY MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION

[0011] FIGS. 1 and 2 show various aspects of exemplary embodiments of the non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories of the present invention, generally designated 10,10a.

[0012] Non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories 10 includes a molded plastic cigarette pack holding case 12 having a top opening 14 (shown in dashed lines) into a pack receiving cavity 16 (shown in dashed lines) provided therein sized to receive therein a pack of cigarettes and an exterior surface thereof 18 coated with a non-slip tacky restickable adhesive material 20 to prevent cigarette pack holding case 10 from sliding out of a pocket of a shirt or the like. In this embodiment, cigarette pack holding case 10 includes a flap 24 securable over top opening 14; a small item holding pocket 26 with a sealable pocket flap 28; and a cigarette lighter holding cavity 30 (shown in dashed lines) having a cigarette lighter holding cavity covering flap 32.

[0013] Non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories 10a includes a molded plastic cigarette pack holding case 12 having a top opening 14 (shown in dashed lines) into a pack receiving cavity 16 (shown in dashed lines) provided therein sized to receive therein a pack of cigarettes and an exterior surface thereof 18 coated with a non-slip tacky restickable adhesive material 20 to prevent cigarette pack holding case 10 from sliding out of a pocket of a shirt or the like. In this second embodiment, cigarette pack holding case 10a includes a small item holding pocket 26; and a cigarette lighter holding cavity 30a (shown in dashed lines) constructed within a resilient plastic material member 40 and sized for resiliently gripping a cigarette lighter 42.

[0014] It can be seen from the preceding description that a non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories has been provided.

[0015] It is noted that the embodiment of the non-slip case for a cigarette pack and accessories described herein in detail for exemplary purposes is of course subject to many different variations in structure, design, application and methodology. Because many varying and different embodiments may be made within the scope of the inventive concept(s) herein taught, and because many modifications may be made in the embodiment herein detailed in accordance with the descriptive requirements of the law, it is to be understood that the details herein are to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.