Global Patent Index - EP 2155005 A1

EP 2155005 A1 2010-02-24 - APPARATUS FOR EXTINGUISHING AND STORING A CIGARETTE BUTT

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR EXTINGUISHING AND STORING A CIGARETTE BUTT

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM AUSLÖSCHEN UND AUFBEWAHREN EINER ZIGARETTENKIPPE

Title (fr)

APPAREIL POUR ÉTEINDRE ET STOCKER UN MÉGOT DE CIGARETTE

Publication

EP 2155005 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 07733687 A

Priority

GB 2007050266 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2008139128A1] Apparatus for extinguishing and storing a cigarette butt, apparatus comprising, a tubular member (3) having the same diameter and wall thickness' throughout its length, two substantially identical end caps (2) for sealingly engaging with the tubular member (3), the tubular member (3) having an inner diameter slightly larger than the diameter of a cigarette, whereby the tubular member and the two end caps (2) when engaged form an airtight enclosure, each end cap (2) having a maximum outer diameter equal to or slightly greater than the outer diameter of the tubular member (3), the apparatus being of an overall length less than or equal to the length of a relevant cigarette. In use, after smoking a cigarette an end cap (2) may be removed from the tubular member (3), and the cigarette butt inserted into the inside of the tubular member (3), the end cap then being sealingly engaged with the tubular member (3) whereby the cigarette butt will be extinguished by a lack of oxygen, and the apparatus may be inserted into the cigarette packet to replace the smoked cigarette.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A24F 13/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A24F 13/18 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2008139128A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

EPO simple patent family

WO 2008139128 A1 20081120; EP 2155005 A1 20100224

INPADOC legal status


2012-02-01 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20110811

2010-10-20 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20100920

2010-08-18 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) DELETED

2010-02-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20091211

2010-02-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2010-02-24 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Countries: AL BA HR MK RS