US 3858587 A
An improved cigarette, that has the advantage of a filter which cannot be tasted; the cigarette includes a unit fitted into the end of the cigarette that is inserted into a smokers mouth, the unit consists of a first end section filled with charcoal and which is positioned adjacent the tobacco that is to be burned, a middle section comprising a filter, and an opposite end section that is filled with tobacco and which extends foremost into the mouth of a smoker, so that a smoker's tongue can touch the tobacco instead of the filter through which the smoke is drawn so as to give the smoke a final tobacco flavor instead of a straw or plastic like taste caused by a filter against the tongue tip.
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United States Patent Cavelli et a1.
1111 3,858,587 1 Jan. 7, 1975 MAGNA-TIP 22 Filed: Feb. 5, 1974 211 Appl. No.: 440,087
2,911,979 11/1959 Bramhill 131/11 X 3,251,365 5/1966 Keith et al.. l31/l().7 3,324,861 6/1967 Gaisman l3l/10.3 3,368,566 2/1968 Avedikiann. l3l/10.7 3,674,036 7/1972 Vega l3l/10 A X Primary ExaminerRobert W. Michell Assistant Examiner,lohn F. Pitrelli  ABSTRACT An improved cigarette, that has the advantage of a fil' ter which cannot be tasted; the cigarette includes a unit fitted into the end of the cigarette that is inserted into a smokers mouth, the unit consists of a first-end section filled with charcoal and which is positioned adjacent the tobacco that is to be burned, a middle section comprising a filter, and an opposite and section that is filled with tobacco and which extends foremost into the mouth of a smoker, so that a smokers tongue can touch the tobacco instead of the filter through which the smoke is drawn so as to give the smoke a final tobacco flavor instead of a straw or plastic like taste caused by a filter against the tongue tip.
3 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures MAGNA-TIP This invention relates generally to smoking cigarettes.
It is well known that while cigarette filters have healthful benefits, they have the disadvantage that they produce a strawlike taste in the mouth of a smoker which detracts from the pleasant tobacco flavor. This, of course, is objectionable and, therefore, is in want of an improvement.
Accordingly, it is a principal object of the present invention to provide an improved smoking cigarette, which includes a filter for health purposes, but wherein the strawlike taste of the filter is prevented.
Another object is to provide an improved smoking cigarette in which the smoke drawn by the smoker, after having passed through the filter, is then passed through a section of tobacco, so that this last tobacco gives the smoke its final flavor and taste.
Another object is to provide a smoking cigarette, in which the final tobacco section while producing a desired tobacco flavor, will not in any way be harmful to the smoker because it is not in a process of burning.
Yet another object is to provide an improved smoking cigarette which can be made in standard lengths, so that the additional mouth end tobacco section will not increase the final over-all size.
Other objects are to provide an improved smoking cigarette which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.
These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a Magna-Tip Cartridge of the invention.
FIG. 2 is a side view of a cigarette with the Magna- Tip Cartridge fitted therewithin.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a cigarette designed to indicate to a smoker which end of the cigarette should be inserted into the mouth, in view of the fact that both ends of the cigarette, having tobacco, look alike.
FIGS. 4 and 5 are cross sectional views showing modified designs of the invention illustrated in FIG. 3.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, and more particularly to FIGS. 1 and 2 at this time, the reference numeral represents an improved smoking cigarette according to the present invention wherein there is a rolled up cigarette paper 11 which encloses tobacco 12 in one end thereof and which extends a major portion of the length thereof, and up to a Magna-Tip Cartridge 13 that is located within the other end of the rolled paper 11.
The Magna-Tip Cartridge comprises a separate unit shown in FIG. 1 and which consists of a rolled up filter paper 14 which has charcoal 15 in one end thereof, a conventional filter 16 in its center, and a quantity of tobacco 17 in its other. The tobacco 17 may be the same as the tobacco 12 in the other end of the cigarette or it may be of different quality, as desired by a manufacturer. The Magna-Tip cartridge is positioned so that the charcoal is adjacent an end of the tobacco 12 while the tobacco 17 is at the outer end of the cigarette.
In smoking the cigarette 10, the end A containing the Magna-Tip is inserted in a person's mouth while the cigarette end B containing the tobacco 12 is lighted. The smoke from the burning of tobacco 12 is drawn successively through the charcoal 15, filter 16 and finally through the tobacco l7 and into the smokers mouth. The smoke thus acquires a pure tobacco flavor at the last stage so as to overcome the plastic or straw like taste from the filter. Thus, an improved filter cigarette is provided, which is comparable in flavor to cigarettes without filters.
In view that both ends A and B of the Cigarette l0 look alike, due to the tobaccos l2 and 17, it may be advantageous to inform a smoker which end to put in his mouth so that he does not reverse it and light up the end B. Figs. 3 and 5 show different ways to accomplish this.
In FIG. 3 a picture of a lighted match 18 is printed at one end of the paper 11 while a picture of a person's lips 19 is printed at the other end, so that without instructive text a person knows which end to hold in the mouth and which end to light up.
In FIG. 4 a match 20 can be attached by adhesive 21 to the end B, the match being bent over the end so that the ignitable match head 22 is adjacent the end of tobacco 12. A scratch board 23 is mounted on the cigarette package for handy use. To light the cigarette, the match head 22 rubbed against the scratch board. Even if lighted in a high wind, the contact of the match head with the tobacco will most likely successfully ignite the tobacco even if the wind quickly extinguishes the match. The presence of the match easily identifies which end of the cigarette to ignite.
In FIG. 5, a further modified design of the invention comprises a Magna-Tip Cartridge 24 which is slidable within a rolled filter paper 25 so that the cigarette can be extendable in length in order to give a longer smoke passage between a flame and a persons mouth so that the smoke is cooler. The cartridge 24 includes all the structure described above in the description of cartridge 13, except that the outer end thereof protrudes outwardly of the rolled paper and is provided with a diametrically enlarged lip 26 so to allow convenient grasping for pull purpose. The lip can be formed by simply rolling over the end. Also the opposite end of the cartridge has an extending string 27 secured thereto by a suitable adhesive or other menas, the string having a series of knots 28 along its length, the knots being gradually spaced further apart toward its outer end, and the string 27 being imbedded in straightened out position in the tobacco 12, so that when the cartridge is pulled a part way out of the paper 25, the knots pull the tobacco, so a void thus formed therebetween is filled by tobacco at a lesser density than at a burning end portion thereof, (it being noted that the string length is such that the cigarette will most likely be discarded before being burned up to the string). One or more circumferential'rows of perforations 29 through the paper 25 are thus selectively exposed when the cartridge is pulled part way out so that fresh air can also enter at each puff and enter the less dense tobacco area for more cooling action and selectively less nicotine concentration moving into the filter.
The less dense tobacco in this area is preferable to a void since it structurally makes the cigarette stronger and resistant to bending, and prevents the cartridge from inadvertantly sliding in again.
It is noted that the string may be made so as to be retained flexibly or alternately it may be made stiff by comprising a wire material or the equivalent in which case the knots serve as anchors in the tobacco 12 so as to hold the cartridge against accidently sliding inwardly or outwardly, but are retained in the selected postion.
It is to be understood that the structures shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 each indicate a separate modified feature which may be independent of each other, so that a magna-tip cigarette could be manufactured to incorporate both structures into a single cigarette.
The forms of the invention shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 allow a person to light up in a darkened theater or other unlighted place, by feeling the cigarette.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it is understood that such changes will be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as is defined by the appended claims.
What we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is;
1. In an improved filter cigarette the combination of a rolled up paper containing tobacco for burning in one end thereof, said tobacco extending a major length of said paper, and means within the other end of said paper which provides a pure tobacco flavor instead of a strawlike or plastic taste, said means comprising a cartridge having a rolled filter paper having charcoal in one end, a filter at its center and tobacco in its other end, said cartridge being positioned in said cigarette end with said charcoal being adjacent the first said tobacco and the tobacco end of said cartridge being at the outer end of said cigarette, wherein means are provided for a smoker to distinguish which end of said cigarette to ignite, said means comprises a diametrically enlarged lip on one end of said cartridge, said lip extending outwardly of said rolled paper, said cartridge being slidably fitted in said rolled paper, whereby said cartridge may be pulled by said lip a selected distance outwardly of said paper and a string attached to another end of said cartridge and extending therefrom into the first said tobacco, said string having knots along its length so that when the string is pulled by said outwardly sliding cartridge the first said tobacco incorporates a less dense portion at its rear end than at its front end.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1, wherein said means further comprises a match secured at a burnable end of said cigarrette, said match being bent over so that a match head thereof is positioned directly and centrally of the first said tobacco front end, and in contact therewith, and a scratch board on a bottom of a cigarette pack, said match head being strikable against said scratch board.
3. The combination as set forth in claim 1 wherein said rolled paper includes a plurality of circular rows of perforations and selected ones of said perforations are positioned so as to communicate with the interior of said rolled paper when said cartridge is pulled outwardly.