Gas lighter Patent #: 4292021
ApplicationNo. 06/540785 filed on 10/11/1983
US Classes:431/255, Having electric current producer219/383, Electric arc-type devices361/260, With piezoelectric element431/264Spark electrode in front of or adjacent fuel discharger
ExaminersPrimary: Mayewsky, Volodymyr Y.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF23Q 2/16 (20060101)
F23Q 2/00 (20060101)
F23Q 2/28 (20060101)
AbstractThe invention comprises a safety lighter for providing a flame for lighting camp fires, cooking stoves, heaters, lanterns, and the like. The safety lighter has a housing for a fuel container and an electric igniting device, and an extension tube, mounted to the forward end of the housing, that is pivotable from a folded position to an extended position, wherein a flame can be provided at its end remote from the user's hand. The housing has a recess in which a push-button is positioned for actuating the providing of fuel and the igniting device simultaneously. When the extension tube is folded, it lies parallel to the housing over the recess and the push-button so that the lighter cannot be accidentally ignited.