Water filter abstract
A water filter for cigarettes wherein water in a frangible capsule
is released and dampens the tobacco. This dampened tobacco helps
filter the tobacco smoke being sucked through the cigarette.
Water filter claims
What is claimed and desired to be secured by United States Letters
1. A cigarette comprising a first cylindrical tube containing at
one end an absorbent material in said tube adapted to serve as a
mouthpiece; said tube at its other end containing a cylindrical
charge of tobacco in said tube; said mouthpiece and said absorbent
material being separated by a space therebetween; said space containing
a liquid containing crushable capsule; said capsule being located
in said tube; on the exterior of said tube and located over said
capsule is positioned a band with indicia thereon indicating the
location of said capsule in said tube; at the end of said tube containing
said tobacco a cylinder of cigarette paper being telescopically
fitted over said tobacco containing end and extending beyond said
end containing said tobacco; said cylinder containing tobacco.
Water filter description
The invention relates to filter elements and particularly to an
improved water filter for cigarettes. The filter element of this
invention contains a frangible or collapsible module having contained
therein a liquid such as distilled water. The water is dispersed
into the tobacco portion of the cigarette. Thus wetting or dampening
the tobacco. The wet tobacco then acts as a filter for tobacco smoke
generated and sucked through the cigarette.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is a perspective new of a cigarette having an embodiment
of the filter element of this invention.
FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view of FIG. 1
FIG. 3 illustrate the release of water into the tobacco portion
of the cigarette.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
FIGS. 1 and 2 illustrates the water filter of this invention in
a cigarette: Frangible or crushable capsule 2 contains a liquid
such as distilled water. Capsule 2 is embedded in a resilient reinforcing
sleeve 3 of heavy cigarette paper. Crush band 6 has indicia printed
thereon indicating where pressure must be exerted on capsule 2 so
as to release the water into tobacco charge 4. At the lighting end
the cigarette has sleeve 5 wrapped about sleeve 3 in a telescopic
relationship, as illustrated. The mouthpiece 1 is filled with an
absorbent material such as cellulose or other material.
FIG. 3 illustrates the crushing of the capsule 2 and the tapping
of the cigarette portion 5 on a hard surface. This tapping will
cause the water to be dispersed in the tobacco.