COMBINATION CIGARETTE LIGHTER AND PERFUME DISPENSER
Patented April 22, 1986
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of Invention
The instant invention relates generally to cigarette
lighters and more specifically it relates to a combination
cigarette lighter and perfume dispenser which can be
carried in a woman's handbag or a pant's pocket.
2. Description of the Prior Art
Numerous cigarette lighters have been provided in
prior art that are adapted to perform other functions.
For example, U.S. Pat Nos. 2,434,825 and 2,521,630 are
illustrative of such prior art. While these units may be
suitable for the particular purpose to which they address,
they would not be suitable for the purposes of the
present invention as heretofore described.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
A principle object of the present invention is to
provide a combination cigarette lighter and perfume
dispenser that is compact in size and can be carried easily
within a woman's handbag or a pants pocket.
Another object is to provide a combination cigarette
lighter and perfume dispenser that is durable and leak
proof so that it can be used for a long period of time.
An additional object is to provide a combination
cigarette lighter and perfume dispenser that further
contains a compartment for holding a supply of pills or
A further object is to provide a combination cigarette
lighter and perfume dispenser that is simple and easy to
A still further object is to provide a combination
cigarette lighter and perfume dispenser that is
economical in cost to manufacture.
Further objects of the invention will appear as the
To the accomplishment of the above and related
objects, this invention may be embodied in the form
illustrated in the accompanying drawings, attention
being called to the fact, however, that the drawings are
illustrative only, and that changes may be made in the
specific construction illustrated and described within
the scope of the appended claims.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIGURES
FIG 1. is a front elevational view of the invention.
FIG. 2 is a cross sectional view taken along line 2-2
in FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is an enlarged cross sectional view taken along
line 3-3 in FIG. 2.
FIG. 4 is a front elevational view of a first
modification of the invention.
FIG 5. is a bottom view thereof of FIG. 4.
FIG.6 is a front elevational view of a second
modification of the invention.
FIG. 7 is an enlarged cross sectional view taken along
line 7-7 in FIG. 6 showing the perfume reservoir.
FIG. 8 is a partial cross sectional view taken along
line 8-8 in FIG 7.
FIG 9 is a partial cross sectional view similar to FIG.
8 showing a second form of the perfume reservoir.
FIG. 10 is a partial cross sectional view similar to
FIG. 9 showing a third form of the perfume reservoir.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
Turning now descriptively to the drawings, in which
similar reference characters denote similar elements
throughout the several views, FIGS. 1 through 3
illustrate a combination cigarette lighter and perfume
dispenser 10 that consists of a casing 12, a cigarette lighting
mechanism 22 for igniting and sustaining an open flame
carried by the casing 12, a reservoir 32 in the casing 12
adapted to hold a supply of perfume 29 and pump
mechanism 27 for dispensing the perfume 29 from the
reservoir 32. The pump mechanism 27 includes a discharge
orifice 39 in the casing 12 to discharge the perfume 29
The pump mechanism 27 consists of an elongated
pipe 23, a valve 36 and a push button 35. The elongated
pipe 23 extends from within the reservoir 32 to the
discharge orifice 39. The valve 36 is located on the pipe
23 between the reservoir 32 and the discharge orifice
39. The push button 35 in recess 31 in casing 12 is spring
loaded by spring 38 while the valve 36 is also spring
loaded by spring 37 so that the lush button 35 can
manually activate the valve 36 for dispensing the perfume
The invention 10 further contains a compartment 36
in the casing 12 that has a door 28. The compartment 36
is adapted to hold a supply of pills 30 or the like.
As best seen in FIG. 3 the casing 12 has a dividing
wall 14 to separate the perfume reservoir 32 from a
butane reservoir 18. The butane reservoir 18 has a valve
16 at the bottom of the casing 12 for refilling and a fuel
line 20 connected to the cigarette lighting mechanism
22. A flip up lighter cap 24 with hinge 25 is
connected to top of the casing 12 to cover the cigarette
lighting mechanism 22 for protection when not in use. A cap 34
having a finger grip 33 is also provided so that the
perfume reservoir 32 can be replaced when needed.
FIGS. 4 and 5 show a first modification 10 of the
invention wherein the cigarette lighting mechanism 22'
is either electric or flint type and the casing 12' and
cap 24' is narrower that the casing 12 and cap 24 in
FIG. 1. A valve 16' is also at the bottom of the casing 12
for refilling and a channel 21 is provided to hold the
flint. The discharge orifice 39 and the push button 35
are in reversed positions from the ones shown in FIG. 1
but function in the same way.
FIGS. 6 through 8 show a second modification 40 of
the invention wherein the cigarette lighter 42 is separate
from the perfume dispenser 44. The lighter 42 is piggy
backed and pivotally connected off center to the
dispenser by a pivot pin 48.
The dispenser 44 consists of a housing 50 that has a
spray hole 51 on the side, a detent 46 on end 56 of the
housing 50 opposite the pivot pin 48 to hold the
dispenser 44 in alignment with the lighter 42 and a recess
53 on free end 55 of the housing 50 to hold a pump head
52 for manually dispensing the perfume 62 from the
housing 50 through the spray hole 51.
As best seen in FIG. 8 the housing 50 has a hollow
chamber 60 to hold the liquid perfume 62. A removable
cap 54 is threaded into hole 58 in end 56 of the housing
50 so that when the dispenser 44 is pivoted to an open
position 47, as shown dotted in FIG. 6 the cap 54 can be
removed. A liquid perfume refill bottle 64 is now used
to refill the hollow chamber 60 with flame 62.
FIG 9. shows a second type of perfume dispenser 44'.
The housing 50' has a narrow hollow chamber 60' to
hold a cartridge 66 having perfume 62 within. The
removable cap 54 is threaded into hole 53' in end 56' of
the housing 50' whereby the cap 54 can be removed to
replace the cartridge 66 with the new cartridge 68 as shown
in dot-dash lines.
FIG. 10 shows a third type of perfume dispenser 44".
The housing 50'' has a hollow chamber 60" to hold the
perfume 62 within is sealed at end 56'' so that when the
perfume 62 is used up the housing 50" can be disposed
of in the usual manner.
While certain novel features of this invention have
been shown and described and are pointed out in the
annexed claims, it will be understood that various
omissions, substitutions and changes in the forms and details
of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made
by those skilled in the art without departing from the
spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A combination cigarette lighter and perfume
dispenser which comprises:
(a) a casing having two hollow chambers and
including a discharge orifice in said casing to discharge
(b) a cigarette lighting mechanism for igniting and
sustaining an open flame carried by said first
hollow chamber of said casing;
(c) a reservoir in said second hollow chamber of said
casing adapted to hold a supply of perfume;
(d) a pump mechanism which comprising an
elongated pipe extending from within said reservoir to
said discharge orifice, a valve located on said pipe
between said reservoir and said discharge orifice,
and a spring loaded push button to manually
activate said valve for dispensing said perfume; and
(e) a compartment having a hollow cavity and a
door, said cavity is adapted to hold supply of pills
or the like and is located adjacent said reservoir
while said door can be opened to gain access to said