FR2881385A1 - Nomadic ashtray for motor vehicle, has electric battery connected to reflector and cavity by electric circuit equipped with switch, where circuit has two connection plates susceptible to connect with supply source - Google Patents

Nomadic ashtray for motor vehicle, has electric battery connected to reflector and cavity by electric circuit equipped with switch, where circuit has two connection plates susceptible to connect with supply source Download PDF

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FR2881385A1
FR2881385A1 FR0501096A FR0501096A FR2881385A1 FR 2881385 A1 FR2881385 A1 FR 2881385A1 FR 0501096 A FR0501096 A FR 0501096A FR 0501096 A FR0501096 A FR 0501096A FR 2881385 A1 FR2881385 A1 FR 2881385A1
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Philippe Avanzini
Jean Louis Davril
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KEY PLASTICS INTERNATIONAL SNC
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60N3/00Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for
    • B60N3/08Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of receptacles for refuse, e.g. ash-trays
    • B60N3/083Ash-trays
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
    • A24FSMOKERS' REQUISITES; MATCH BOXES
    • A24F19/00Ash-trays
    • A24F19/10Ash-trays combined with other articles
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60N3/00Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q3/00Arrangement of lighting devices for vehicle interiors; Lighting devices specially adapted for vehicle interiors
    • B60Q3/20Arrangement of lighting devices for vehicle interiors; Lighting devices specially adapted for vehicle interiors for lighting specific fittings of passenger or driving compartments; mounted on specific fittings of passenger or driving compartments
    • B60Q3/275Smoking-related fittings, e.g. cigarette lighters or ashtrays

Abstract

The ashtray has a body (1) of cylindrical shape with a cavity (2) closed by a cover (3) and intended to receive ash and other wastes. An electric battery (8) connected to a reflector (6) and cavity by an electric circuit equipped with a switch (9). The circuit has two connection plates (10) susceptible to connect with a supply source (11) when the ashtray is in its housing (5) on a vehicle.

Description

The present invention relates to a nomadic ashtray, i.e.

  removable ashtray that can be carried with you, especially for motor vehicles.

  We know that at present, and for various reasons, including the decline in tobacco consumption, more and more motor vehicles are equipped with such a nomadic ashtray that is usually arranged in a vehicle housing. intended to receive a cup. Thus, the ashtray can be completely removed when the owner of the vehicle does not use it.

  The present invention has the main purpose of making the ashtray useful even for a non-smoker.

  For this purpose, the nomadic ashtray according to the invention, comprising a cavity closed by a lid, intended to receive ash and other waste, is essentially characterized in that it further comprises an electric accumulator connected to at least one accessory electric by an electrical circuit equipped with a switch.

  With this arrangement, the ashtray can also have another function, for example lighting, ventilation, etc ... It has a certain utility, even for a non-smoker, and can then find a place of honor to inside the vehicle.

  In a particular embodiment of the invention, the ashtray has a body of generally cylindrical shape with a vertical axis, with the cavity arranged at the upper end and the accumulator disposed at the other end.

  Thus, thanks to the weight of the accumulator, the ashtray retains a very good stability when used nomadically, out of its housing on the vehicle.

  Furthermore, the electrical circuit comprises two connection pads may be connected to a power source when the ashtray is in its housing on the motor vehicle, in order to allow to continuously recharge the battery.

  In a particular application of the invention, the electrical accessory is constituted by a lighting device 5 comprising a lamp and a reflector.

  Thus, the portable ashtray can also be used as an electric torch, which can be very useful in many circumstances.

  Preferably, the reflector is located at the lower end of the cylindrical body. Alternatively, the reflector is located in the side wall of the cylindrical body.

  Finally, the ashtray according to the invention is advantageously provided with a cigarette lighter connected to the electric circuit.

  Several embodiments of the invention are hereinafter described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a nomadic ashtray according to the invention; Figure 2 is a sectional view along the line II-II of Figure 1; Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of an alternative embodiment of a portable ashtray according to the invention; and FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view according to FIG. IV-IV of FIG.

  The nomadic ashtray shown in Figures 1 and 2 is essentially constituted by a body 1 of generally cylindrical vertical axis, having at its upper end a cavity 2 for collecting ash or other waste. This cavity 2 can be closed by a cover 3 pivotally mounted on the body 1 by means of a hinge 4. In a manner known per se, the nomadic ashtray is normally disposed inside a motor vehicle in a housing such as that 5 intended to receive a cup.

  According to the invention, there is provided at the lower end of the cylindrical body 1 a reflector 6 equipped at its center with an electric lamp 7 powered by an accumulator 8, integrated in the body 1 and disposed between the reflector 6 and the cavity 2. The ignition and extinction of the electric lamp 7 are obtained by means of a push-button switch 9 disposed on the side of the cylindrical body 1. Of course, the electric lamp 7 could also be constituted by another means of electric lighting, such as a light emitting diode or a light emitting tube.

  The electrical circuit is completed by two connection pads 10 connected to the battery 8 and which protrude elastically on the side of the body 1. They are arranged to come into contact with two supply terminals 11 of the vehicle when the ashtray is in place in its housing 5, this to allow charging of the battery 8 by means of the battery equipping the vehicle.

  Thus, the nomadic ashtray according to the invention can also be used as an electric torch, which is particularly useful on a motor vehicle. In addition, thanks to the permanent recharging of the accumulator 8, it is always ensured the proper operation of the torch.

  Note also that thanks to the weight provided by the accumulator 8 disposed at the bottom of the cylindrical body 1, the ashtray according to the invention retains a very good stability when used nomadically.

  In the embodiment described here, the reflector 6 is disposed at the lower end of the cylindrical body 1, but it goes without saying that it could also be arranged on its side wall. Thus, the ashtray could continue to illuminate while being laid to serve as an ashtray.

  It goes without saying further that one could provide several accumulators such as 8 connected in series and / or in parallel, to increase the autonomy of the flashlight.

  In the variant embodiment shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, the ashtray according to the invention is equipped with a cigarette lighter 12 arranged in a cylindrical cavity 13 arranged on the side of the body 1.

  When the ashtray is in place in its housing 5 on the vehicle, the cigarette lighter performs its normal function and also allows to connect other electrical devices, since it is then connected to the vehicle battery via the connection pads 10.

  On the other hand, when the ashtray is used on the go, the cigarette lighter 12 acts as a switch and then controls the operation of the lamp 7. However, it could also provide a separate switch, as in the previous embodiment, which would, if necessary, to feed other electrical devices in nomad, insofar as the capacity of the accumulator 8 allows.

Claims (7)

  1. nomadic ashtray, especially for a motor vehicle, comprising a cavity (2) closed by a lid (3), intended to receive ash and other waste, characterized in that it further comprises an electric accumulator (8) connected to at least one electrical accessory (6, 2) by an electric circuit provided with a switch (9).
  2. portable ashtray according to claim 1, characterized in that it has a body (1) of cylindrical general shape with a vertical axis, with the cavity (2) arranged at the upper end and the accumulator (8) disposed at the other end.
  3. portable ashtray according to claim 2, characterized in that the electrical circuit comprises two connection pads (10) may be connected to a power source (11) 15 when the ashtray is in its housing (5) on the motor vehicle.
  4. portable ashtray according to claim 2 or 3, characterized in that the electrical accessory is constituted by a lighting device comprising a lamp (7) and a reflector (6).
  5. portable ashtray according to claim 4, characterized in that the reflector (6) is located at the lower end of the cylindrical body (1).
  A portable ashtray according to claim 4, characterized in that the reflector (6) is located in the side wall of the cylindrical body (1).
  7. portable ashtray according to any one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that it is provided with a cigarette lighter (12) connected to the electric circuit.
FR0501096A 2005-02-03 2005-02-03 Nomadic ashtray for motor vehicle, has electric battery connected to reflector and cavity by electric circuit equipped with switch, where circuit has two connection plates susceptible to connect with supply source Withdrawn FR2881385A1 (en)

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DE10360270B4 (en) * 2002-12-18 2009-04-23 Suzuki Motor Corp., Hamamatsu-Shi Vehicle cigarette lighter
CN108297778A (en) * 2018-04-16 2018-07-20 芜湖岭上信息科技有限公司 A kind of vehicle-mounted trash bin of ash tray inside

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GB818525A (en) * 1956-02-15 1959-08-19 John Henry Marriott Improvements in combined smokers' ash-trays and electric lamps
DE3442106A1 (en) * 1984-11-17 1986-05-22 Eugen Ing Grad Rybisar Receptacle designed as an ashtray with lighter
DE4343579A1 (en) * 1993-12-21 1995-06-22 Thomas Mueller Ashtray for mobile use
WO2004012960A1 (en) * 2002-08-01 2004-02-12 Daimlerchrysler Ag Device for receiving drinks containers for motor vehicles

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB818525A (en) * 1956-02-15 1959-08-19 John Henry Marriott Improvements in combined smokers' ash-trays and electric lamps
DE3442106A1 (en) * 1984-11-17 1986-05-22 Eugen Ing Grad Rybisar Receptacle designed as an ashtray with lighter
DE4343579A1 (en) * 1993-12-21 1995-06-22 Thomas Mueller Ashtray for mobile use
WO2004012960A1 (en) * 2002-08-01 2004-02-12 Daimlerchrysler Ag Device for receiving drinks containers for motor vehicles

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE10360270B4 (en) * 2002-12-18 2009-04-23 Suzuki Motor Corp., Hamamatsu-Shi Vehicle cigarette lighter
CN108297778A (en) * 2018-04-16 2018-07-20 芜湖岭上信息科技有限公司 A kind of vehicle-mounted trash bin of ash tray inside

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