Title:
Cigarette extinguisher
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A cylindrical feature used to extinguish cigarettes, consisting of a circumferential opening with a flanged incline into a right circular cylinder with a circular cone. The circumference of the right circular cylinder accommodates the insertion of an incandesced cigarette and extinguishes it by depriving it of oxygen.



Inventors:
Brown, William Joseph (Miami, FL, US)
Alonso, William Dennis (Miami, FL, US)
Application Number:
09/880644
Publication Date:
08/08/2002
Filing Date:
06/14/2001
Assignee:
BROWN WILLIAM JOSEPH
ALONSO WILLIAM DENNIS
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
131/256
International Classes:
A24F19/14; (IPC1-7): A24F13/18; A24F25/00
View Patent Images:
Related US Applications:
20080199574Procedure And Machine For Reconstituting Powders Of Vegetal OriginAugust, 2008Iodice et al.
20080196731Processing of Tobacco Materials Containing a High Proportion of Tobacco FinesAugust, 2008Ehling et al.
20080142027Defibration Of Tobacco MaterialJune, 2008Ehling et al.
20080053470Environmentally friendly cigarette replacementMarch, 2008Tzung
20090235941FLAVOR BEAD AND CIGARETTE FILTERSeptember, 2009Chida et al.
20100006457Cigarette dispenserJanuary, 2010Escamilla et al.
20070017536METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SMOKABLE ARTICLEJanuary, 2007Tobias et al.
20060130855Smoking article with mercaptopropyl functionalized sorbent and methodJune, 2006Luan et al.
20070209669MONITORING AND QUANTIFICATION OF SMOKING BEHAVIORSSeptember, 2007Derchak
20030062055Lighter with integral scissorsApril, 2003Park
20080087289Gaming table smoke control systems and processesApril, 2008Tanner



Primary Examiner:
MAYES, DIONNE WALLS
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Xenia & George Alonso (Miami, FL, US)
Claims:

We claim:



1. A feature used to extinguish cigarettes, said feature made-up of “high-heat resistant” material and comprising of: (a) a {fraction (7/16)}″ circumferential opening, said circumferential opening positioned to be vertically collinear at crest of wall at the inner boundaries of an ordinary ashtray, (b) a 58° flange, inclined ⅛″ from said {fraction (7/16)}″ circumferential opening, (c) a {fraction (5/16)}″ circumferential right circular cylinder extended from said 58° flange, and (d) a {fraction (5/16)}″ radius circular cone from said {fraction (5/16)}″ circumferential right circular cylinder.

2. A feature used to extinguish cigarettes, said feature made-up of “high-heat resistant” material in claim 1(a)-(d) is similarly applicable for: (a) automobiles; (b) marine vessels; and (c) any and all properties or utilities designed to facilitate cigarette smoking.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] Not Applicable

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

[0002] Not Applicable

REFERENCE TO A MICORFICHE APPENDIX

[0003] Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0004] This invention relates to a new feature designed explicitly for ashtrays. In particular, to provide smokers with a unique and more effective method to extinguish cigarettes.

[0005] Traditional ashtrays have many disadvantages. One major difficulty is that smokers are compelled to dedicate diligent time and effort in the endeavor to extinguish cigarettes. Very often smokers omit to extinguish their cigarette in its entirety; leaving behind a smoldering cigarette.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION

[0006] The invention is directed for a newly designed feature for ashtrays that extinguish cigarettes (within 4-5 seconds) upon inserting the incandesced cigarette into any of the cigarette extinguishers located within the boundaries of the ashtray. The cigarette extinguisher is functionally feasible for all ashtrays. The object of the invention is to provide smokers with a more practical, easier and safer method to extinguish cigarettes.

[0007] The cigarette extinguisher comprises of a circumferential opening flanged inward to a circumferential right circular cylinder which bores downward into a circular cone. The spacing of the circumferential opening and degree of flanged incline allows easy entry of the incandesced cigarette, while the radius dimension of the circumferential right circular cylinder facilitates the incandesced cigarette to snugly burrow and comfortably contour onto the circular cone; causing the incandesced cigarette to suffocate and extinguish, respectively. The dimension from crest to the circular cone's extremity is suitable for the cigarette filter to extend outward so that smokers can easily grasp and dispose of the extinguished cigarette.

[0008] The cigarette extinguisher provides smokers with a practical solution to the burdensome task to smear incandesced cigarettes into the well-area of ashtrays in the endeavor to extinguish cigarettes. Very often this task is not completed in its entirety; leaving behind a smoldering cigarette. Similarly, smokers are often forced to discard incandesced cigarettes out of their automobile window to accomplish this obligated task—altogether avoiding the inconveniences related with the traditional automobile ashtray. A smoldering cigarette susceptible to multiple environments poses serious fire hazards; perishing human life, destroying personal property and endangering natural and global habitats. Therefore, this invention provides smokers with a more practical, easier and safer method to extinguish cigarettes.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

[0009] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the cigarette extinguisher[s] applicable on an ordinary ashtray.

[0010] FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the cigarette extinguisher of FIG. 1.

[0011] FIG. 3 is an illustrative view of the cigarette extinguisher with its corresponding dimensions.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0012] The cigarette extinguisher comprises of a {fraction (7/16)}″ circumferential opening, flanged ⅛″ at a 58° incline to a {fraction (5/16)}″ circumferential right circular cylinder, boring perpendicularly {fraction (11/16)}″ to the extremity of a circular cone. The dimension from crest to extremity of the circular cone is {fraction (13/16)}″. Generally in the United States of America, the standard circumferential diameter of a cigarette filter is {fraction (9/32)}″, while the standard overall length is ¾″. Hence, the {fraction (13/16)}″ crest-to-circular cone (extremity) dimension is suffice to compel cigarette filters to protrude—to a minimum of {fraction (3/16)}″—from the cigarette extinguisher. The {fraction (3/16)}″ dimension is premised upon an estimated ¼″ buildup from the composited extinguished tobacco and its corresponding ashes. This {fraction (3/16)}″ dimension and the 58° flange incline will also give smokers reasonable spacing to easily grasp and dislodge the extinguished cigarette from the cigarette extinguisher and deposit the extinguished cigarette into the well-area of the ashtray. (FIGS. 1, 2 &3).

[0013] The Chemistry and Necessity of Oxygen to Sustain a Fire:

[0014] Oxygen is a gaseous element and required to sustain a fire (i.e., the chemical reaction that releases light and heat, esp, the burning of something with oxygen). Hence, removing the oxygen from the incandesced tobacco generates a “counter-chemical reaction” which extinguishes a cigarette within 4-5 seconds. Cigarette extinguishers eliminate oxygen and incapacitate all of the essential elements necessary to feed and maintain a cigarette incandesced. Significantly, this “counter-chemical reaction” causes nearly all cigarette ashes to composite to the cigarette's extinguished tobacco. The result of this complex is a combination of both the cigarette extinguisher's unique lower circular cone feature and the vapor fumes produced by the heat of the incandesced tobacco; minimizing ash buildup inside the cigarette extinguisher.