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US3137303A
US3137303A US102293A US10229361A US3137303A US 3137303 A US3137303 A US 3137303A US 102293 A US102293 A US 102293A US 10229361 A US10229361 A US 10229361A US 3137303 A US3137303 A US 3137303A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
    • A24FSMOKERS' REQUISITES; MATCH BOXES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES
    • A24F13/00Appliances for smoking cigars or cigarettes
    • A24F13/02Cigar or cigarette holders
    • A24F13/04Cigar or cigarette holders with arrangements for cleaning or cooling the smoke
    • A24F13/06Cigar or cigarette holders with arrangements for cleaning or cooling the smoke with smoke filters

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H. L. SHAW FILTER TIP June 16, 1964 Filed April 11, 1961 FIGI FIG. 3

HERMAN slin gpd rwwv ATTORN EYS United States Patent 3,137,303 FILTER TIP Herman L. Shaw, Newton, Mass., asignor to Aquafilter Corporation, Newton Center, Mass., a corporation of Delaware Filed Apr. 11, 1961, Ser. No. 102,293 1 Claim. (Cl. 131-187) The present invention relates to a filter for cigarettes and the like and more particularly to a unitary disposable filter of inexpensive construction into which a cigarette or the like may be fitted. This application is also a continuation-in-part of application Serial No. 810,714, filed May 4, 1959, now Patent 3,048,180 for an invention in a filter tip.

With the accumulated evidence of the deleterious effect of nicotine and tars in tobacco smoke there is an increased desire on the part of the public to obtain a more effective filter for cigarettes. Recently, many cigarette firms have tried to solve this problem by incorporating a filter tip in the cigarette. These filter tips, however, are not as eifective as hydroscopic filters such as disclosed in United States Letters Patent No. 2,911,- 984, issued on November 10, 1959. Since filter tips integral with the cigarettes cannot of necessity be readily formed as hydroscopic filters, there is an increased demand for separable hydroscopic filters which are inexpensive to manufacture and which are certain of operation. It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a filter for cigarettes which is simple and inexpensive in design. This construction of the present invention, while being inexpensive in nature, is nonetheless highly eifective and provides a filter for cigarettes whch is much better in filtering harmful substances ineluding tars and nicotine from the smoke than conventional filter tips embodied in the cigarettes themselves.

The present construction also provides a disposable filter element adapted to permit the free fiow of smoke therethrough without requiring the smoker to exert an unnecessary draw to effect its passage. Further, the present invention effectively filters the entire amount of smoke passing therethrough.

In the present invention the filtering body is recessed from the end of the holder, thus providing a receptacle for the end of the cigarette. In addition, the filter of the present invention provides a liquid trap adjacent the other end of the filter material, adapted to receive condensate liquids as the smoke passes from the filter material, thereby eflectively reducing the amount of distasteful fluids which might otherwise pass into the smokers mouth. In the present invention, there is also provided means for cooling the smoke in order to reduce the biting sensation which is often caused by hot smoke.

The present invention is also designed to permit effective use of a single filter for twenty or more cigarettes; thus, considerably reducing the per cigarette cost of each filter.

The present invention also provides a metallic coaxial sleeve having a shoulder section press fitted into the open end of the housing. This sleeve functions to secure the filter material in position under a precise amount of compression. It also functions to retain moisture in the filter material. In addition, the shoulder section securely holds the sleeve in the housing without likelihood of it coming out and without likelihood of the sleeve cracking the plastic housing. Further, the shoulder section functions to adapt the holder for both filter and nonfilter cigarettes. Most important, however, is that the metallic sleeve eliminates the possibility of the plastic from melting or smouldering.

These and other objects and advantages of the present invention will be more clearly understood from a consideration of the accompanying drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of the cigarette filter; FIG. 2 is a cross section taken along the line 2-2 of FIG.1, i

FIG. 3.is a cross section taken along the-line 33 of FIG. 2; and FIG. 4 is a'perspective view of theview shown in FIG. 3. p 1 As illustrated in the drawing, there is provided a housing 1 formed of injection moldable plastic material. The particular material of which the casing is made should be fire resistant and nonreactive with cigarette smoke, tars or nicotine, except insofar asminor surface discolorations may occur due to the action of the smoke, tars and nicotine. This housing 1 is substantially cylindrical at its forward end 2 and gradually tapers at its rearend into a mouthpiece section 3. The mouthpiece section 3 is substantially ovalQin cross-sectional shape, and is flared outwardly as illustrated at 4 at its rear edge. A ridge 5 is provided at the rear end of the filter for the purpose of providing an effective gripping area. Similarly at the forward end a ridge or bead 6 may be provided about the periphery of the housing 1. The housing is formed with a cylindrical opening 7 at its forward end 2, and a narrow passage 8 continuous with the opening 7 extending through the mouthpiece section 3. A trap 9 is formed in the rear end of the cylindrical opening 7 adjacent and surrounding the passage 8. This trap 9 is annular in shape, and defines the projecting wall 10 of the passage 8. It will be noted that opposite sides of the projecting wall 10 are recessed at 11 and 12 so as to assure an open passage therethrough of the smoke from the trap 9 into the tube 8. The filter material 13 is secured within the housing 1 under a preselected amount of compression by the metallic sleeve 15. This sleeve 15 is formed with offset annular side wall sections 17 and 18 interconnected by a shoulder section 19. The inner end of the sleeve 15 is formed with an inwardly flared flange portion 20 bordering the opening 21. The outer edge of the sleeve section is' formed with a lip 22 peened over the ridge or bead 6. The section 17 presses closely against the inner surface of the housing wall. The diameter of the section 17 is such as to securely receive filter type cigarettes. The inwardly offset section 18 has a diameter such as to receive in a snug fit, nonfilter cigarettes. The sleeve is secured in a relatively firm relation to the housing by the frictional fit of the wall section 17 with the wall of the housing 1. The inwardly extending flange 20 presses the filter material into a preselected degree of compression and holds it firmly in this position preventing it from being accidentally dislodged and also minimizing the likelihood of water evaporation from the filter material.

The filter material 13 may be formed of the same material as described in United States Letters Patent No. 2,911,984, sufliciently prewet with a fluid as described in that patent.

A cigarette fitted into the forward end of the filter may be smoked so that the smoke draws rearwardly through the filter material 13. The filter material is of such a nature it expands outwardly when wet and presses against the wall of the housing 2, thereby forcing all the smoke to pass through the filter material and not around it. The smoke passes into the trap where due to the cooling effect of the mass of plastic material, much of the tars and nicotine are condensed into a fluid in the trap 9. The purified smoke then passes through the recessed portions 11 and 12 into the tube 8 and then into the smokers mouth.

What is claimed is:

A cigarette holder of plastic material comprising an elongated tubular open ended casing having in series a forward end with a longitudinally extending cylindrical opening therethrough and a mouthpiece section formed of a solid mass of plastic with a narrow passage therethrough communicating with said opening, the external surface of said mouthpiece section tapering from said forward end, said passage opening into the base of said cylindrical opening, a projecting wallfor a portion of said narrow passage adjacent said opening with said projecting wall and the outer portion of said-casing at least in part defining an annular liquid trap, means forming passages at the end of said projecting Wall interconnect ing said narrow passage and said annular trap, a quantity of filter material positioned within said opening adjacent said trap, means forming shoulders projecting inwardly from said casing and having a surface aligned with the end of said projecting wall adjacent said opening with said shoulders adapted to engage said filter material to prevent said filter material from entering said annular liquid trap, a metallic sleeve positioned within said forward end and having a pair of annular ollset wall sections interconnected by a shoulder section with one of said wall sections in frictional engagement with the surface of said housing wall and the other of said sections spaced inwardly therefrom, said sleeve also having an inwardly extending annular flange adjacent and in pressing relation with said filter material thereby securing said filter material in pressing relation with said base and an annular lip formed at the other end of said sleeve with said lip peened over the forward end of said housing.

References Cited in the file of this patent -UNITED STATES PATENTS Italy Dec. 13, 1957

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GB3126861A GB930253A (en) 1961-04-11 1961-08-30 Improvements in or relating to a holder for cigarettes and the like
DE1962A0039198 DE1457505B1 (en) 1961-04-11 1962-01-12 cigarette holder
FR887388A FR1314271A (en) 1961-04-11 1962-02-08 Cigarette holder with filter
BE613748A BE613748A (en) 1961-04-11 1962-02-09 Smoke cigarettes with filter
ES276053A ES276053A1 (en) 1961-04-11 1962-03-31 Filter for cigarettes and similars (Machine-translation by Google Translate, not legally binding)
FI71962A FI43126C (en) 1961-04-11 1962-04-05 Cigarette lighter
CH431762A CH389300A (en) 1961-04-11 1962-04-09 Cigarette holder

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US2206188A (en) * 1937-08-11 1940-07-02 Edward A Herr Smoking pipe
US2242029A (en) * 1940-02-01 1941-05-13 Goetz Charles Air mixing smoking pipe and the like
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US3323525A (en) * 1964-07-14 1967-06-06 Achilles Corp Cigarette holder
US3483872A (en) * 1965-06-29 1969-12-16 Imp Tobacco Co Ltd Cigar holder
US3468316A (en) * 1965-11-15 1969-09-23 Nixotene Corp Tobacco smoke filter
US3589371A (en) * 1969-09-16 1971-06-29 Imp Tabacco Co Of Canada Ltd Cigar holder
US3636960A (en) * 1970-08-13 1972-01-25 Lester L Blount Smoker{3 s withdrawal kit
US3796223A (en) * 1971-11-15 1974-03-12 J Tarrant Cigarette holder
US4046153A (en) * 1976-03-01 1977-09-06 Aquafilter Corporation Cigarette holder
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