Title:
Cover device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A cigarette or cigar cover comprises attaching means for attaching to the cigarette/cigar, and covering means of a diameter so devised as to keep a distance between cigarette and cover. The covering means has a length so devised as to fully cover the cigarette to protect it from rain. In the cigarette cover, the attaching means is a generally cylindrical part of an inner diameter so devised as to hold the cigarette therein. The cover may also be useful to protect from humidity, dust and other interference.



Inventors:
Elia, Tom (Tel Aviv, IL)
Application Number:
12/149064
Publication Date:
10/29/2009
Filing Date:
04/25/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/242, 206/276
International Classes:
A24F15/00
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Primary Examiner:
BATTISTI, DEREK J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tom Elia (Tel Aviv, IL)
Claims:
1. A cigarette cover comprising attaching means for attaching to the cigarette, and covering means of a diameter so devised as to keep a distance between cigarette and cover, and wherein the covering means has a length so devised as to fully cover the cigarette to protect it from rain.

2. The cigarette cover according to claim 1, wherein the attaching means is a generally cylindrical part of an inner diameter so devised as to hold the cigarette therein.

3. The cigarette cover according to claim 1, wherein the covering means has an inner diameter large enough so as not to contact the cigarette.

4. A telescopic cigarette cover comprising attaching means for attaching to the cigarette, and covering means of a diameter so devised as to keep a distance between cigarette and cover, and wherein the covering means comprises two or more parts which may extend to cover the cigarette or retract into each other to form a compact package.

5. The cigarette cover according to claim 1, wherein the covering means is made of gold, silver, plastic, paper, wood or another metal.

Description:

The invention relates to a cigarette shield or cover device, and more specifically to such a device for protecting a cigarette or cigar from rain.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

At present, it is difficult or impossible to smoke in the rain, because the rain drops may wet the cigarette and extinguish the fire therein.

The problem exists in cigarettes, cigars, etc.

Other factors which may interfere with a cigar or cigarette smoking may include humidity in the air, water, fog, dust, etc.

A large device may be difficult or inconvenient to carry on one's person.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

According to the present invention, a new cigarette shield or cover protects the cigarette from rain, thus allowing to smoke in the rain.

Accordingly, the cover attaches to the cigarette during smoking, so it is easy and convenient for the user to hold both cigarette and cover with two fingers, just like holding a cigarette.

Such a cover may be used to protect the cigar or cigarette from humidity in the air, water, fog, dust, etc., which may interfere with smoking and/or damage the quality of the cigarette/cigar.

According to another aspect of the invention, the cigarette cover may be telescopic, comprising several parts, so it has a small size when not in use, but can be extended to the required length to effectively cover the cigarette while smoking. The telescopic structure is not mandatory, rather it is one possible embodiment of the invention; in another embodiment, the cover is not telescopic, see for example FIG. 1.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 illustrates a cigarette with a cigarette cover

FIG. 2 details a telescopic cigarette cover in its closed state

FIG. 3 details a telescopic cigarette cover in its open state

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

FIG. 1 illustrates a cigarette 1 with a cigarette cover 2. The cigarette cover 2 has attaching means 21 for attaching to the cigarette. The means 21 is a narrower, generally cylindrical part of an inner diameter so devised as to hold the cigarette 1 therein. The cover 2 further includes covering means 22, which has a larger inner diameter so as not to contact the cigarette 1; rather, there is a distance, possibly about 1 to 2 millimeters (mm) between them. This separation allows the cover 2 to remain relatively cool, while the cigarette end may be very hot; moreover, the cool cover 2 will not interfere with the burning of the cigarette 1.

The cover 2 will stop rain drops from reaching the cigarette 1. The cigarette 1 will remain dry and can burn freely when used in the rain. The cover 2 may also help in a dense fog, possibly creating a more dry air atmosphere in the vicinity of the cigarette 1.

In a preferred embodiment, the length 31 of the attaching means may be about 1 centimeter (cm), the length 32 of the covering means may be such as to keep the tip of the cigarette 1 protected, for example extending about 2 to 5 mm beyond the tip of a new cigarette.

The outer diameter 33 of the covering means may be such as to keep a distance of about 1 to 2 mm between cigarette and cover.

In the embodiment as illustrated, the cover 2 is made of one piece.

FIG. 2 details a telescopic cigarette cover 2 in its closed state, with the cigarette 1 inserted into the cigarette cover 2, and held there by the attaching means 21.

Also is illustrated the external part of the cover, the telescopic covering means 24.

FIG. 3 details a telescopic cigarette cover 2 in its open state, with the cigarette 1 held in the cigarette cover 2 by the attaching means 21.

Also illustrated are the parts 22, 23, 24 of the telescopic covering means. When the cover 2 is extended, the parts 22, 23, 24 of the telescopic covering means will completely cover the cigarette 1, and will extend the cover for some distance beyond the cigarette tip.

The cigarette cover 2 may be made of various materials, such as gold, silver, plastic, paper, wood, other metals, etc.

The cover is so devised as to allow easy, simple insertion of the cigarette or cigar therein, as well as to remove the remains of the used cigarette/cigar after use.

It will be recognized that the foregoing is but one example of an apparatus and method within the scope of the present invention and that various modifications will occur to those skilled in the art upon reading the disclosure set forth hereinbefore.