Title:
Cigarette flash suppressor and weatherguard
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The inventor's purpose is to suppress the flash from the burning embers of the cigarette and to give the cigarette protection from the weather. This invention goes beyond the limits of a cigarette holder by providing a shield from the light caused by the burning embers of the cigarette.



Inventors:
Jacobes, Jason Steven (Quakertown, PA, US)
Application Number:
09/757766
Publication Date:
07/11/2002
Filing Date:
01/10/2001
Assignee:
JACOBES JASON STEVEN
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
131/175
International Classes:
A24F13/16; (IPC1-7): A24F1/12; A24F13/16
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Primary Examiner:
MAYES, DIONNE WALLS
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jason S. Jacobes (Quakertown, PA, US)
Claims:
1. I claim the cigarette flash suppressor as my invention. It suppresses the flash from the burning embers of the cigarette so that the bright flash from the cigarette cannot be seen from anywhere past a few inches from the suppressor.

2. The invention also acts as a weather guard so that the user can smoke in restricting weather conditions.

3. My invention, the cigarette flash suppressor, has four pieces: the stem, the holder, the spacer, and the suppressor.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

[0001] The field of invention to which this specificly applies is smoking. The invention goes beyond the limits of a cigarette holder by providing a shield from the light caused by the burning embers of the cigarette.

[0002] It also protects the cigarette from the weather and allows the smoke to be dispersed rather than coming out in a steady stream.

[0003] This will permit soldiers and hunters to keep their hands free and remain alert to their surroundings instead of having to cup their hands around the cigarette or keep a poncho over their heads at night.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION

[0004] This invention's purpose is to reduce the light signature of a lit cigarette by having a ventilated shield around the cigarette. This will also protect the cigarette from the weather and reduce the amount of smoke from a very heavy, visible steady stream to a lighter, cloudier mist of smoke.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SEVERAL VIEWS OF DRAWINGS

[0005] Reference Character 1: Depicts the plastic stem which is the first part of the invention.

[0006] FIG. 1: Depicts the 0.160 thousandths of an inch in diameter round sphere which is used to keep the stem locked into your teeth.

[0007] FIG. 2: Depicts the 6 degree taper that starts out at 0.100 thousandths of an inch in diameter and ends at 0.300 thousandths of an inch in diameter.

[0008] FIG. 3: Depicts the part of the stem that connects into the cigarette holder. This is the part that is 0.175 thousandths of an inch in diameter and 0.750 thousandths of an inch in length.

[0009] FIG. 4: Depicts the 0.050 thousandths of an inch in diameter hole bored through the stem. This is through which you can draw the smoke into your mouth.

[0010] Reference Character 2: Depicts the holder. It is the part which holds the cigarette. The holder is the second part of the invention.

[0011] FIG. 5: Depicts the flat front end of the holder. This is flat so that it may meet smoothly up against the flat end of the plastic stem.

[0012] FIG. 6: Depicts the 6 degree taper that starts out at 0.300 thousandths of an inch in diameter and ends at 0.500 thousandths of an inch in diameter.

[0013] FIG. 7: Depicts the extended gripped rim that aids in disassembling the unit.

[0014] FIG. 8: Depicts the part of the holder that is 0.500 thousandths of an inch in diameter and one inch in length.

[0015] FIG. 9: Depicts the 0.175 thousandths of an inch in diameter hole drilled into the center of the holder, that starts out at the front of the part and extends ¾ of an inch inward.

[0016] FIG. 10: Depicts the 0.300 thousandths of an inch in diameter hole that is 0.860 thousandths of an inch in length

[0017] FIG. 11: Depicts the threads which extend in from the back end of the holder 0.140 thousandths of an inch in length.

[0018] Reference Character 3: Depicts a cross section view of the spacer. The spacer is the third part of the invention.

[0019] FIG. 12: Depicts the external threads that go in from the front of the part 0.140 thousandths of of an inch in length.

[0020] FIG. 13: Depicts the grips that are knurled into the part that aids in disassembling the spacer from the rest of the unit.

[0021] FIG. 14: Depicts the 0.050 thousandths of an inch in diameter holes that are situated around the spacer 90 degrees from eachother.

[0022] FIG. 15: Depicts the internal threads that go in from the back of of the part 0.140 thousandths of an inch in length.

[0023] FIG. 16: Depicts the 0.400 thousandths of an inch in diameter bore with the very rough finish.

[0024] Reference Character 4: Depicts a cross section views of the spacer that shows the way the four 0.050 thousandths of an inch in diameter holes are arranged around the spacer.

[0025] Reference Character 5: Depicts the spacer as it would be viewed externally.

[0026] Reference Character 6: Depicts a cross section view of the suppressor. The suppressor is the fourth part of the invention.

[0027] FIG. 17: Depicts the threads that go in from the front of the supressor 0.140 thousandths of an inch in length.

[0028] FIG. 18: Depicts the grips that are knurled into the suppressor to aid in disassembling the unit.

[0029] FIG. 19: Depicts the 0.050 thousandths of an inch in diameter hloes that go up the length of the suppressor 1.910 thousandths of an inch and are spaced 90 degrees around the suppressor.

[0030] FIG. 20. Depicts the 0.400 thousandths of an inch in diameter bore with a very rough finish that reaches into the suppressor 2.450 thousandths of an inch in length.

[0031] FIG. 21: Depicts the five 0.100 thousandths of an inch in diameter holes that are at the back of the suppressor for ventilation.

[0032] Reference Character 7: Depicts a cross sectional view of the suppressor. It shows how the 0.050 thousandths of an inch in diameter holes are arranged around it.

[0033] Reference Character 8: Depicts the back end of the suppressor and it shows the arrangement of the five 0.100 thousandths of an inch in diameter holes.

[0034] Reference Character 9: Depicts the suppressor as it would be viewed externally.

[0035] Reference Character 10: Depicts a cross-sectional view of all three parts as they would look assembled together.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF INVENTION

[0036] The purpose of this invention is to reduce the light signature caused by the glowing embers of the cigarette and dissipate the smoke into a less heavier stream and/or a light of smoke rather than a constant heavy stream that comes off a cigarette normally.

[0037] It also is invented to give the cigarette some protection from the weather, enabling the user to smoke even in the most restrictive of weather. The designer intended the invention for combat use but it would be of good use to anyone with an outdoor job, hobby, or chore. This makes the invention ideal for soldiers, hunters, fishermen, construction workers and any smoker with an outside career, or even if the smoker has outside chores like mowing the grass, shovelling snow, or other things of this nature.

[0038] The majority of of the work involved in the invention's manufacture is in turning down the material (the process of shaving material off by the use of an engine lathe, CNC lathe, multispindle, or screw machines or any other machine with this capabiility.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION—SPECIFICATIONS

[0039] The first part of the invention is the stem, which starts out with 0.160 thousands of an inch in diameter round sphere shape, that leads into a six degree taper that is 0.100 thousandths of an inch in diameter at its smallest point ] and 0.300 thousandths of an inch in diameter at its largest point, which then drops abruptly down to 0.175 thousandths of an inch in diameter and extends 0.750 thousands of an inch in length. The stem has a 0.050 thousandths of an inch hole bored through it through which the air is drawn into your mouth. It has an overall length of 1.750 thousanths of an inch in length and is made of plastic.

[0040] This is the part that goes into your mouth and is gripped by your teeth. This part will be the piece through which you draw the smoke in your mouth. The semisoft material is made of plastic and used for the purpose of cushioning your teeth. The sphere is is used to keep the stem locked into your teeth and subsequently to keep the suppressor from slipping out of your mouth.

[0041] The tail end of the stem is the part that fits snugly into the adjoining second part of the invention.

Specifications

[0042] The second part of the invention is the holder and it starts out with a six degree taper that is 0.300 thousandths of an inch in diameter at its smallest point and 0.500 thousandths of an inch in diameter at its largest point. Then it has an extended grip rim to aid in disassembling the unit., which is 0.700 thousandths of an inch in diameter, after which It drops abruptly back down to 0.500 thousandths of an inch in diameter and extends one inch in length.

[0043] The part has a 0.175 thousandths of an inch in diameter hole drilled into its center that starts at the front of the part and extends 3/4 of an inch in length into the part. This hole will lead into another hole that is 0.300 thousandths of an inch in diameter and extends 0.860 thousandths of an inch in length, at the end of which it opens to a larger diameter hole in which threads are cut. This extends 0.140 thousands of an inch in length.

[0044] This is the part that will hold the cigarette and it is the center piece of the invention. It connects the stem on one side and will screw onto the optional spacers or the suppressor itself. The part is made of 3000 series aluminum.

[0045] The third part is the spacer. The spacer is ½ inch by ½ inch and tubular in shape. It has external threads that go in from the front of the part 0.140 thousandths of an inch. The part is knurled the rest of the way across for grip. There are four 0.50 thousandths of an inch in diameter holes drilled around the part, spaced 90 degrees from eachother and are located 0.250 thousandths of an inch from either end of the part. The spacer is bored through. The bore is 0.400 thousanths of an inch in diameter and has a very rough finish. There are internal threads that extend inward from the rear of the spacer 0.140 thousandths of an inch in length.

[0046] The spacer is optional. It is used to extend the length of the suppressor because some cigarettes are longer than others. For this reason more than one may be required. The four 0.050 thousandths of an inch around the spacers are for ventilation. The holes are small and the glow of the burning cigarette cannot be seen from anywhere past a few inches from the suppressor. The inside bore of 0.400 thousandths of an inch in diameter has a very rough finish so that the light may get caught in the tiny ridges of the rough finish, unlike a smooth finish that will reflect and intensify light, and the bores' diameter will allow the cigarette to burn without being sufficated by lack of oxygen. The spacer goes between the cigarette holder and the suppressor. More than one may be connected to eachother to extend the length of the suppressor. The spacer is made of 3000 series aluminum.

[0047] The fourth part is the suppressor. The suppressor is ½ inch in diameter and two inches and 0.550 thousandths of an inch in length and tubular in shape. it starts out with threads that go in from the front of the suppressor 0.140 thousandths of an inch. in a little distance from the threads there are grips that are knurled in to aid in disassembling the suppressor from the holder., after which there are a series of holes 0.050 thousandths of an inch in diameter and spaced 0.200 of an inch from eachother, going up the length of the suppressor a distance of one inch and 0.910 thousandths of an inch. The are spaced around the the suppressor 90 degrees from eachother. The suppressor has a 0.400 thousandths of an inch in diameter bore with a very rough finish. The bore goes in from the front of the suppressor two inches 0.450 thousandths of an inch in length.

[0048] At the back end of the suppressor there are five 0.100 thousandths of an inch in diameter holes to aid in ventilation.

[0049] The suppressor is a ventilated cover that goes around the burning cigarette and is threaded into the cigarette holder or a spacer.

[0050] The 0.050 thousandths of an inch diameter holes are for ventilation. The holes are small and the glow of the burning cigarette cannot be seen from anywhere past a few inches from the suppressor.

[0051] The inside bore of 0.400 thousandths of an inch in diameter has a very rough finish so that the light may be caught in the tiny ridges of the rough finish unlike a smooth finish that will reflect and intensify the light, and the bore diameter is large enough to allow the cigarette to burn without going out due to lack of oxygen. The five 0.100 thousandths of an inch diameter holes are for ventilation. They are double the size of of the other ventilation holes so that they may allow enough air flow in regardless of how many ashes may be filled up at the back of the suppressor.

[0052] The suppressor is made of 3000 series aluminum. The suppressor is a ventilated cover that is tulular in shape. The suppressor connects onto the cigarette holder or a spacer.