US 11,653,693 B1
Method and apparatus for storage of bulk smokable cones
Pedro Almonte, Santiago (DO)
Assigned to IP TRADEMARK HOLDINGS INC, Mandeville, LA (US)
Filed by IP TRADEMARK HOLDINGS INC, Mandeville, LA (US)
Filed on Dec. 9, 2022, as Appl. No. 18/63,908.
Int. Cl. A24C 5/46 (2006.01)
CPC A24C 5/46 (2013.01) 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A packaged smoking apparatus that generates a plurality of smokable articles, comprising:
a) a package having top and bottom portions and an interior located between the top and bottom portions;
b) a plurality of nested stacks of conical smoking shells, wherein each nested stack in the plurality of nested stacks of conical smoking shells includes:
(i) a first plurality of conical smoking shells,
each being a hollow, conically shaped smokable shell,
each with a shell interior and filter tip located in the shell interior, the smokable shell having a shell stiffness, the filter stip having a filter tip stiffness that is greater than the shell stiffness, wherein the first plurality of conical smoking shells are in a nested state forming a stack having upper and lower stack ends;
(ii) a first reinforcing cone having a first reinforcing interior, wherein the first reinforcing interior is able to accommodate the a first conical smoking shell located at the lower stack end, the first reinforcing cone having a first stiffness that is greater than the shell stiffness of each of the first plurality of conical smoking shells;
(iii) a second reinforcing cone that fits inside the shell interior of a second conical smoking shell located at the upper stack end, the second reinforcing cone having a second stiffness that is greater than the shell stiffness of each of the first plurality of conical smoking shells;
(iv) wherein at least one nested conical smoking shell from the first plurality of conical smoking shells is spaced completely apart from both the first reinforcing cone and second reinforcing cone; and
c) wherein the plurality of nested stacks of conical smoking shells are packaged for sale inside the package with the top portion of the packaging preventing each of the plurality of nested stacks of conical smoking shells from leaving their respective nested states, and wherein each of the second reinforcing cones preventing the plurality of conical smoking shells in its respective stack from contacting the top portion of the package.