PATENT OF THE WEEK – WINDPROOF LIGHTER WITH FLINT-TYPE IGNITION SYSTEM
The WINDPROOF LIGHTER WITH FLINT-TYPE IGNITION SYSTEM was invented by Chi Lam Wong (San Gabriel, CA), Lian Wang (Shanghai) on 25th of March 2003, bearing patent number US6537062A.
The present invention relates to a lighter, and more particularly to a windproof lighter incorporated with a flint-type ignition system to ignite the lighter to selectively provide a torch flame and a visible flame.
The windproof lighter includes a gas directing arrangement including a torn nozzle, a gas nozzle, and a gas directing unit including a torch directing conduit for directing a flow of gas toward the torn nozzle and the gas nozzle respectively. A gas detouring unit is movably mounted to the casing to block the flow of gas passing through the gas directing conduit while the torch directing conduit is remained open. The lighter is hence capable of providing the torch and visible flames at the same time and providing only the torch flame while operating the gas detouring unit.