PATENT OF THE WEEK – CIGAR CUTTER
Cigar Cutter is the brain child of Henry Doner and was filed for application on 3rd April 2019 and the same was published on 08-10-2020 while the grant of patent was on 08-11-2022. It bears the Patent no. US20200315248A1. The first embodiment of the invention presents a cigar cutter with a planar housing body containing a movable blade with a cutting edge. The blade can pass through a hole in the housing, and a removable receptacle surrounds the through hole.
The cutter includes a fastener to connect the receptacle to the housing, and a seal to hermetically seal the receptacle when the blade covers the through hole. Additionally, there is a first ring attached to the blade’s end, which, when moved, exposes the through hole for cigar insertion and cuts the cigar to enclose ash and unburned material in the receptacle.
The second embodiment features a cigar cutter with a housing body having a through hole and a movable blade that can cover or uncover the hole. The cutter includes a collapsible receptacle mounted to the rear surface with a bellows side wall, and a seal to close the receptacle when the blade covers the through hole.
The method involves inserting a cigar into the through hole, moving the blade to cover it, and holding the blade in position to extinguish the cigar ash. The collapsible receptacle can be collapsed to remove the cut cigar portion. Both embodiments aim to improve upon conventional cigar cutters by effectively cutting and retaining cigar material, including burning tobacco and ash, until it can be safely and cleanly disposed of.