US3490465A - Cigarette or cigar holder - Google Patents

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US3490465A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
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Jan. 20, 1970. x.w. KALBFELD CIGARETTE OR CIGAR HOLDER Filed Aug. 8, 1968 [NVE-N70 fm /44 Mza/ffm A T YURNE Y United States Patent O U.S. Cl. 131-187 5 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A cigarette or cigar holder which reduces the particulate matter and nicotine content in the smoke before they reach the mouth of the smoker. An aeration or air admixture chamber is positioned between the mouthpiece and the end of the holder which is adapted to receive the cigarette or cigar. This chamber is provided with one or more air vents in the wall thereof at a location near the side of a baille which extends into the chamber. A frustoconical or conical-shaped smoke disperser element is provided within the chamber with its apex facing the cigarette or cigar receiving end of the holder for creating a turbulence which causes the aerated smoke to swirl around the chamber and also against the walls of the chamber, thereby aerating the smoke and causing the adherence of an appreciable amount of the undesirable particulate matter and nicotine within the chamber. A plurality of holes at the base of the disperser enable the smoke to exit from the aeration chamber into the mouthpiece.

BACKGROUND It is known to employ aeration chambers in cigarette or cigar holders. One such known holder is described in U.S. Patent 3,058,476 granted Oct. 16, 1962.

INVENTION The present invention is an improved cigarette or cigar holder which aerates the smoke and which more effectively reduces the particulate matter and nicotine content in the smoke before the smoke reaches the mouth of the smoker, and this result is primarily achieved by the use of a centrally apertured baille having a tubular element communicating with an aeration chamber and a frustoconical or conical-shaped smoke disperser within the aeration chamber. The disperser is so constructed and arranged as to cause the smoke to be forcefully dispersed and to swirl around the aeration chamber before the smoke is drawn into the stem or duct leading to the mouthpiece. The smoke is aerated in the chamber where an appreciable amount of the particulate matter and nicotine adheres to the interior surfaces of the chamber.

An important feature of the present invention is the construction of the aeration chamber and the relationship of its component parts to the other parts of the holder.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS A description of the invention follows in conjunction with a drawing, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a side elevation of the preferred embodiment of the cigarette or cigar holder of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a greatly enlarged longitudinal sectional view through the holder of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken along line 3 3 of FIG. 2.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION Throughout the ilgures of the drawing the same parts are designated by the same reference numerals.

In the illustrated embodiment, the cigarette or cigar holder comprises a mouthpiece at one end, a larger opposite end 12 adapted to receive a cigarette 8 or a cigar, and an aeration or mixture chamber 14 positioned between the two ends. The aeration chamber 14 communicates with the cigarette receiving portion 12 through an aperture 15 in a tubular baille 13, and communicates with the mouthpiece 10 through a duct 11. The baille is inwardly directed where the cigarette is inserted, as shown, so that only the extreme outer periphery of the cigarette will engage the baille and enable the full flow of smoke to be drawn from the cigarette into the baille aperture 15 and through the baille tube.

The chamber 14 is provided near one end with a pair of oppositely disposed air vents 20 passing completely through the wall and the projected lines of which are located within the length of the tubular portion of the baille 13. Obviously, the invention is not limited to the number of air vents 20, though it is preferred that there be a plurality of such vents symmetrically arranged around the wall at the locations shown. A frusto-conical or conicalshaped disperser 16 is positioned within the chamber 14 with its apex or small end 17 facing the aperture 15 of the baille 13 and with its dish-shaped base 18 forming thel other end of the aeration chamber. The base 18 has its concave surface facing the baffle 13. The base is provided with a multiplicity of symmetrically arranged holes or recesses 22 which pass completely therethrough. In the i1- lustrated embodiment, there are eight such holes 22.

In the use of the holder of the invention, the tubular portion lof the baille 13 at one end of the aeration chamber condenses the smoke from the burning cigarette or cigar and permits a more desirable admixture of air (entering from the air vents 20) and smoke from the cigarette within the chamber, as compared to a ilat disc-like centrally apertured baille. As the smoke is drawn through the tubular portion of the baille 13 it is condensed into a jetlike stream which directly strikes the small end of the conical-shaped disperser. The air and smoke admixture which strikes the small end of the conical-shaped disperser 16 is deflected to the outer walls of the chamber and then to the base 18. A turbulence an=d swirling eiect of air and smoke is thus created within the aeration chamber and this causes the minute solids (particulate matter) in the smoke to strike the inner surfaces of the chamber and to adhere thereto. The chamber 14 also serves to cool the aerated smoke and reduce the temperature thereof before it passes through the holes 22 to the duct 11 on its way to the mouthpiece 10.

In an embodiment of the invention constructed and tested, with the use of two air vents in the aeration chamber, there was a reduction of approximately 51% in particulate matter and 56.6% reduction of nicotine compared to results obtained by smoking a regular cigarette commercially sold without the holder Iof the invention. There was a reduction in the foregoing figures when the disperser 16 was moved downward toward the mouthpiece by 1A inch. The tests were conducted on the basis of smoking twenty cigarettes of 23 mm. butt length. An appreciably greater reduction in mg. particulate matter and mg. nicotine in the smoke was obtained when the number of air vents 20 in the aeration chamber was increased.

The cigarette holder is manufactured in three separate parts before assembling. These parts are: the cigarette receiving portion 12 with its elongated wall 24, the mouthpiece 10 including the duct 11 and the tapered inner wall 23, and the disperser 16 which snaps into place in the wall 23. The first two parts are force fit together. These three parts, in a holder constructed and tested had the following approximate dimensions which are given by way of example: Overall length of cigarette receiving portion 12 together with its elongated wall 24=11%4 inches; diameter of bore of cigarette receiving end .312 inch; length of tubular part of baille 1A inch; overall length of mouthpiece 10 together with duct 11 and outer wall 24=15%4 inches; the length of the overlapping portions of the walls 23 and 24=1%2 inch; the outside diameter of Wall 24:.473 inch; the inner diameter of the aeration chamber .31 inch. A11 three parts may be made of light weight extruded plastic.

The term conical-shaped is deemed to include a cErusto-conical shape where the small end of the disperser is at as compared to a smooth tapered small end for the disperser.

What is claimed is:

1. A cigarette or cigar holder comprising a cigarette or cigar receiving portion at one end and a mouthpiece at the other end in communication with said portion, a conicaleshaped smoke disperser in the passage between said two ends, said disperser having a narrow end facing in the direction of said receiving portion and a base extending completely across said passage, said base having openings for enabling smoke to exit into said mouthpiece.

2. A cigarette or cigar holder according to claim 1 wherein said disperser is within and at one end of wall means providing an aeration chamber which is positioned between said two ends of said holder, an apertured baille at the other end Iof said chamber separating said aeration chamber from said cigarette receiving end, said aeration chamber having one or more air vents near said baffle and 25 which pass through the wall means of said chamber for enabling the admixture of air and smoke in said chamber.

3. A cigarette or cigar holder as delined in claim 1 wherein the base of said conical-shaped disperser has a dish-shaped concave surface facing the cigarette receiving end of the holder.

4. A cigarette or cigar holder according to claim 2 wherein said baille is inwardly directed adjacent to the cigarette or cigar receiving portion, and has a tubular part extending into said aeration cham'ber.

5. A cigarette or cigar holder according to claim 4, wherein the projected lines of said air vents intersect said tubular part of said baile.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 882,825 3/1908 Heald. 1,224,488 5/1917 Morrow 131-201 1,612,975 1/1927 Huffman 131-187 1,827,412 10/1931 Welch 31-211 2,024,865 12/1935 McArdle 131-198 2,269,541 l/ 1942 MacDonald 131--201 X 2,954,779 10/1960 Lebert 131-187 3,058,476 10/1962 Atkins 131-198 X 3,269,394 10/19'66 Curtis 131-187 X 3,433,231 3/1969 Siragusa 131-201 X FOREIGN PATENTS 586,839 10/ 1933 Germany.

25,428 1902 Great Britain.

-JOSEPH S. REICH, Primary Examiner Us. C1. XR.

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US3650278A (en) * 1970-01-05 1972-03-21 W Roland Cook Adjustable tar removing filter for smokers
WO1981001642A1 (en) * 1979-12-18 1981-06-25 Aikman Leslie Miniature tobacco filters
US4481955A (en) * 1982-07-29 1984-11-13 Masahiro Terasaki Cigarette holder with tar collecting means
EP0408521A1 (en) * 1989-07-13 1991-01-16 Pasquale Polese A cigarette-holder including a filter, suitable to wean smokers from the habit of smoking
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US3650278A (en) * 1970-01-05 1972-03-21 W Roland Cook Adjustable tar removing filter for smokers
WO1981001642A1 (en) * 1979-12-18 1981-06-25 Aikman Leslie Miniature tobacco filters
US4532942A (en) * 1979-12-18 1985-08-06 Aikman Leslie N Miniature tobacco filters
US4481955A (en) * 1982-07-29 1984-11-13 Masahiro Terasaki Cigarette holder with tar collecting means
EP0408521A1 (en) * 1989-07-13 1991-01-16 Pasquale Polese A cigarette-holder including a filter, suitable to wean smokers from the habit of smoking
US5333637A (en) * 1993-06-11 1994-08-02 Rosemount Inc. Pneumatic instrument particle trap

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