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Патент USA US2406685

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Patented Aug. Z7, 1946
Jay B. Hinson, Hartsdale,_N. Y.
Continuation ofv 'application SerialZ No. 497,574,
August-63, 1943i This application February 271,
1945,V Serial No. 579,928
5Íc1aims.,v (c1. 1351-237)
This invention relates to extinguishers suit
able for4 extinguishing cigaretes„ and is hereiny
described» in some detail. asi embodied in, a
molded' plastic box having a top. to close in, anyl
smolderng cigarettey left therein. This applica
tion is a continuation»v of my priorA application
Ser. No.`497«,5'14, ñled‘ August 6„ 1943.
Cigarette` extinguishers are already known
which embody a cone against which the tip of
a burning cigarette may be pressed tîo extinguish
the glowing'tip.
disintegratesy or: yields while;v the,r cone;> is
down against the compressions. of' its, spring;> I3
whichrests upon a cross-.piece HlV extending across
the bore I5lof the shell IE. until; the cone
~_\ arrested by the closing of thee coils` of; its. spring.
The cigarette a'shesa may fall down around. the
coney within the cylinder; Atthe: same time,„thea
body of the cigarette IB hasicomeV in contactwith
the c1o'se`iitting funriel-sl‘iaped` inside face I1 of
a slidable hollow’sleeve‘; lßzwhichñt’szfairly closely;
within: the shell I6, and. is thrust: upwardly` by
a decidedly strongerr spring; I9; also bearing; upon--
Suchan extinguisher may be perfectlyÍ satis
thefcross-piece I4..
factory when so used, but the extinguisher: is' un
When the’cigarette I0 is pressed further down-y
satisfactory when built into the cover of a box
intended to hold cigarette stubs for the reason 15 wardly, toward the Figure 4 position,`it pushes
down the sleeve I8, pinching the tip II between
that the opening around the extinguishing cone
the funnel-shaped face I1 and the cone I2, and
permits cigarette smoke to escape as it rises from
completely extinguishing it.
any unextinguished stubs deposited within the
" Upon withdrawing the extinguished cigarette
spring Iâ moves the sleeve I8 upward, as it
For that, and other reasons, it is desirable to
is guided by its legs 20 which lie on each side of
provide a cigarette extinguisher which will easily
the opening 2| which straddle the cross-piece I4,
be built, rugged, obviously simple to use effec
it until the sleeve I8 is stopped by the
tively, and which automatically closes any open
pin 22 projecting from the side opening 23. The
ing in the structure upon which it is mounted.
According to the present invention, a cigarette 25 metal pin 22 stops its upward movement be
cause it reaches the upper end of the guide slot
extinguisher is provided which avoids all the
24 in the shell I5'.
disadvantages and objections mentioned above
While the sleeve I8 moves up, the cone I2 is
and meets all the enumerated requirements. The
following it under the urging of its lighter spring
extinguisher shown is well adapted to be molded
out of many synthetic plastics,k either as part of 30 I3. The cone I2 is confined by lower skirt 25 of
the funnel-shaped face I1, because its flat an
a box or as an element adapted to be sold sep
nular rim 26 lies against the annular lower edge
arately to assemblers who vcombine the element
of the skirt 25.
with boxes or other supporting devices.
The skirt 25 is shown as spaced away from the
Other features and advantages will hereinafter
35 outer wall of the sleeve I8 forming an annular
pocket in which lies the upper coil of the
In the accompanying drawing,
Figure 1 is a sectional view of an extinguish
ing unit mounted in a separate box cover.
Figure 2 is a bottom view on the line 2--2 of
Figure 1.
spring I9.
The outer surface »of funnelfshaped face I1 is
shown as forming an annular boss 21 which sug
40 gests to a user that the cigarette be not pushed
too hard, because the boss 21 seems to» strike the
top of the shell I5 to limit its motion.
In Figs. 1 and 3 the shell I6 is shown as closely
in the act of extinguishing a cigarette.
fitted by a press iit into an opening 28 in the
Figure Y4 shows the parts of Figure 3 at the end
45 rabbeted top 29 of a box or receptacle having
of an extinguish act.
Figure 5 shows they principal operating vparts
sides 30, 3|. The shell I6 may be provided with
spaced for clarity of illustration. ~
an annular boss 32 to serve as ornament and to
Figure 6 shows the extinguisher as a molded-in
prevent the shell I6 from being pushed down
Figure 3 is a fragmentary view in section on the
line 3-3 of Figure 1, showing the extinguisher
part of a box cover.
through the top- 29. The shell I6 with itsboss
In the form of the invention shown in Fig. 1, 50 21 forms a convenient handle for lifting the top
a cigarette I0 witha glowing tip II is being low
29 to deposit cigarette stubs therein, and the
ered to be extinguished, but is shown just as it
top 29 and shell I8 and cone I2 close the box
touches the extinguishing cone or floating plug
against escape of smoke if any unextinguished
I2. As the cigarette III is pushed down further
the tip Il is pressed against the cone I2 and 55 cigarettes are placed in it, while the depressed
cone I2 allows ash to drop into the box, around
the cross-piece I4.
The cone is shown as guided by a downwardly
projecting post 33 passing through an opening 34
in the cross-piece I4, which may carry a boss 35
around the opening 34 to steady the post 33.
The structure shown in Fig. 6, includes the
cone I1, the hollow cylinder I8, but the sleevev
against passage of smoke, and a receptacle be
neath the support.
2. In an extinguisher having a support, a
sleeve slidable in the support, a skirt inside the
sleeve, a plug adapted to lie against the underside
of the skirt, springs for the sleeve and the plug
thrusting them upward, and a pin limiting the
travel of the sleeve in the support.
3. In an extinguisher, a box, a top for the box,
I8 slides in an opening 36, in a cover 31 hinged
at 38 at the top of one side 39. The rabbeted 10 a hollow sleeve slidable on the top to receive a
cover 31 is shown as molded with an integral ‘
cigarette tip, a plug normally closing the sleeve
cross-piece 40, like the cross-piece I4, to sup
but moved by a cigarette tip to open the sleeve
port the springs. The cross-piece 40 is shown
to permit ashes to fall into the box, a spring for
at the bottom of the dished opening 36 and the
the plug, and a stronger spring for the sleeve.
pin 22 rides an opening 4I in one side of the 15
4. In an extinguisher, a box, a top for the
dished portion and is mounted on the hollow
box, a hollow sleeve projecting above the top
sleeve I8.
and slidable in the top to receive a cigarette tip,
The top of the hollow sleeve I8, with its annular
a plug normally closing the sleeve, but moved
boss 21 forms a convenient handle for tilting the '
by the cigarette tip to open the sleeve to permit
cover 31 on its hinges 38. When the cover 31 20 ashes to fall into the box, a cross-piece below the
is down, the cone I2 closes the hollow cylinder
sleeve, and springs resting on the cross-piece
I8, and no smoke can escape.
separately supporting the plug and sleeve.
The molded parts of either form are easily
5. In an extinguisher a support, a hollow sleeve
assembled and then the pin 22 inserted to hold
slidable in the support, a funnel-shaped skirt
the structure together.
25 within the sleeve, a slidably mounted plug within
Having thus described in some detail certain
the sleeve, an annular rim on the plug adapted
embodiments of the invention, what is claimed is:
to underlie the skirt, a spring normally holding
1. In an extinguisher a support, a slidable
the plug against the skirt, a stronger spring
hollow sleeve adapted to have a cigarette fit
holding the sleeve so that a cigarette ñrst de
within it, a slidably mounted plug within the 30 presses the plug to open a passage for ashes and
sleeve adapted to be struck by the tip of the
then depresses the sleeve to pinch the cigarette
cigarette and be pushed by it before the sleeve
tip against the plug, and a stop limiting the
is pushed, springs on the support tending to re
throw of the sleeve.
turn the sleeve and plug to close them together
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