Patent Number: 6,332,771

Title: Utility lighter

Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighter including a housing having a handle at one end and a nozzle at another end and including a fuel supply connected for selective fluid communication with the nozzle. A release member is cooperatively connected to the housing to initiate the flow of fuel from the fuel supply to the nozzle. An ignitor, such as a piezoelectric mechanism, is provided for generating a spark proximate the nozzle. A trigger spaced from the release member is operatively connected to the housing for actuating the ignitor for the generation of a spark igniting the fuel present at the nozzle.

Inventors: Adams; Paul (Monroe, CT), Tubby; Brian (Cheshire, CT), Orazietti; Richard M. (Derby, CT)

Assignee: BIC Corporation

International Classification: C10L 11/00 (20060101); F23Q 2/00 (20060101); F23Q 2/28 (20060101); F23D 011/36 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018