Collapsible Housing Patents (Class 362/162)
  • Patent number: 11118762
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lamp. The lamp includes a housing with an inner cavity and a lamp base. At least a portion of the lamp base is disposed in the inner cavity. The housing includes a plurality of supporting frames. The supporting frames are movably connected end by end to enclose the inner cavity. Two adjacent supporting frames are detachably connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN YUYTYUAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Donglin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10928059
    Abstract: A Smart Candle Platform may be configured to produce candle light using a natural wax candle as its fuel source or any other fuel source capable of producing light, including liquid fuels if so configured. The outer shell, inner cover, top cover and base provides a beautiful exterior shell which does not melt but emulates the look of a traditional pillar candle. The outer shell may be changeable/replaceable allowing for style and or seasonal changes. A Smart Candle Platform having multiple interactive systems and sensors for production of natural light via a safe, controllable device which may communicate with other similar configured devices or smart devices having application software embedded therein i.e. a smart phone having an app. is disclosed. The Smart Candle Platform may be configured to allow for auto-extinguishment. The Smart Candle Platform may be configured to allow for the addition of smells or scents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LuDela Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jamie Bianchini
  • Patent number: 10859246
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collapsible lighting fixtures are disclosed. In aspects, a horticultural luminaire 100 has first and second light fixtures 110, 120 coupled in movable relation between storage and deployed positions by a coupling element 130 applying a retarding torque. Coupling element can be coupling shaft 250 providing friction, or friction hinge cartridge 260. In aspects, hinge 130 has ledge surfaces 218, 228 adjacent rotational hinge faces 216, 226 and extending transverse the rotational plane. In aspects, a horticultural luminaire has an articulated cableway extending through hinge 130 coupling light fixtures 110, 120 and guiding a cable entering from the exterior into cable passageways in light fixtures 110, 120, thereby lessening a cable pinch point during rotation and deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fluence Bioengineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Marthinus Christoffel Van Der Schyf, Jonathan Becker Schmidt, Kenneth B. Frame
  • Patent number: 10041661
    Abstract: An illumination device that is retrofittable to a wall, and configured to emit light in a downward direction relative to the wall, upon detection of motion, if a degree of ambient light is below a predetermined threshold. The illumination device is reconfigurable to adapt or conform to a variety of surface contours so that the illumination device may be flush-mounted to the wall. The illumination device includes a theft-deterrent design to prevent or deter removal of the illumination device from a wall mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Penguin Lites, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Garza
  • Patent number: 8939601
    Abstract: A collapsible lantern includes a base, an inner telescopic portion, an outer telescopic portion and a switch. The inner telescopic portion is movable relative to the base between a first, collapsed position and a second, raised position. The inner telescopic portion includes a light source and a power source. The outer telescopic portion includes a cap and is movable relative to the inner telescopic portion and the base between a first, collapsed position where the light source is covered by the cap and a second, raised position where the cap is spaced above the light source. Moreover, the outer telescopic portion is movable together with the inner telescopic portion, relative to the base, from the second position to a third, uppermost position. The switch is electrically connected between the light source and the power source and arranged to be off until the outer telescopic portion reaches the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Wen-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 8851702
    Abstract: A collapsible lantern includes a lantern housing, an illumination unit and a collapsible arrangement. The latter includes a tubular lens body and a light controlling cap assembly. The tubular lens body is movably extended from the front side of the lantern housing to move between a collapsed position and a lantern position. The light controlling cap assembly has a light window and includes a light shelter, in such a manner that when the tubular lens body is at the collapsed position, the tubular lens body is moved into the lantern housing while the light shelter is driven to open the light window for allowing illumination to reach an exterior of the lantern housing. When the tubular lens body is at the lantern position, the tubular lens body is moved out of the lantern housing while the light shelter is driven to close the light window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Fermi Chi Hung Lau
  • Patent number: 8783888
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a flameless candle includes a housing, a reservoir, and a lamp. The reservoir can retain a fragrant source (e.g., solid, liquid, or mix thereof. The housing has a hollow region and a recessed area within the top surface of the housing. The recessed area is bounded by a bottom surface and a sidewall. There one or more vent holes in the sidewall. If there is a plurality of vent holes, then they may encircle the sidewall. The vent hole(s) allow an airflow from the hollow region and into the recessed area above the fragrant source. The lamp can emit a light through the bottom surface of the recessed area and through fragrant source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Winvic Sales Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Irwin McCavit, Robert Hutton Ray, Bernard Fournier, Bradford Brian Jensen
  • Patent number: 8733986
    Abstract: An electronic candle (10) which simulates a flickering flame is provided. The candle (10) includes a hollow shell (12), a light-emitting element (18) such as an LED and a cap member (20) having the contour of a burning flame covering the light-emitting element (18). An electromagnet is provided to swing the light-emitting element (18). The electromagnet is mounted on a bracket (26) and receives an alternating current. A holding member (40) has a dead weight (52) at one end and the light-emitting element (18) at the other end. A permanent magnet (54) is attached to the bottom of the dead weight (52) such that when an alternating current is applied to the electromagnet it creates a magnetic field for acting on the permanent magnet (54) causing the holding member (40) to swing along an axial direction of the bracket (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Wm. B. Coleman Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hau, Shane Vail, Frank House
  • Patent number: 8659443
    Abstract: A treatment area marker device and method for using the treatment area marker in setting up a triage facility for patient care. The device and the method may be particularly useful during an emergency or crisis situation. The treatment area marker is an article of manufacture that includes a light source that is capable of generating different colors of light. The bottom end of the treatment area marker has the means for keeping the device in a substantially upright position. The method of triage includes establishing one or more treatment areas, and erecting one or more treatment area markers to identify the treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Mandel
  • Patent number: 8353609
    Abstract: A lamp mounting apparatus includes a base, an adjusting portion, and an assembling portion. The adjusting portion includes a first end pivotably connected to the base, and a second end. The assembling portion is pivotably connected to the second end. The assembling portion is configured to have a lamp mounted thereon, and the assembling portion is capable of moving relative to the base by adjusting the adjusting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Shin Chou, Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Patent number: 8246191
    Abstract: A wind-driven light-emitting device comprises a housing, a first shaft sleeving member, a second shaft sleeving member and a plurality of blades. The blades are coupled to a first shaft. The first shaft has a first speed-change gear driving a second speed-change gear of a rotating second shaft. The second shaft has a magnetic element. The second shaft sleeving member has a coil connected with a circuit. The circuit is connected to a plurality of light-emitting (or light-guiding) elements arranged on the blades. When the device is windward, wind propels the blades to rotate. Thus, the magnetic element of the second shaft is rotated to induce voltage on the coil. The circuit rectifies, boosts, stabilizes and regulates the power to drive the light-emitting (or light-guiding) elements. Thereby, the present invention provides a decorative lighting effect without using any external electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Sun-Yuan Hu
  • Patent number: 8218021
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an image capture unit which includes an image sensor in which pixels for photoelectrically converting an object image are two-dimensionally arrayed in correspondence with color filters of a plurality of colors, and generates an image signal, a reducing unit which reduces the image signal output from the image capture unit to generate a reduced image, an image processing unit which performs development processing for the reduced image to obtain a first developed image containing luminance components and color difference components and performs development for the image signal output from the image capture unit to obtain a second developed image containing luminance and color difference components, an enlargement unit which enlarges the first developed image to the same size as that of the second developed image, and a composition unit which performs composition of the second developed image and an enlarged image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kota Terayama
  • Patent number: 8016461
    Abstract: Metal ornamental body for a hanging (ceiling) light (single white light bulb) fixture consists of three possible units, from simple to complex: single (in red, R), double (in green, G), corner (in blue, B), with a more complex unit(s) possible. The three lightweight materials, of metal, wire and/or plastic, are all derived from six modular pieces that slot and/or join together with lightweight metal or plastic rods. These inexpensive units can be grouped, are portable and disposeable. Designed, used and installed per current National Electrical Code, lamp light bulb socket/wire/wall plug assembly is packaged separately, and/or sold with/without accessories separately. Packages, posters, postcard, logos, light units and all designs and colors are with the digital world in mind: R 255+G 255+B 255=white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Theresa Marie Bextermiller Metzger
  • Patent number: 7860587
    Abstract: A display and/or operating device for controlling machines includes a projection device for projecting an image onto a projection area, an acquisition device for scanning the same projection area, and a control computer for controlling the projection device and the acquisition device. The present invention is distinguished by the fact that, by the acquisition device and the control computer, an analysis of the same projection surface can be carried out, and that the content of the image to be projected can be controlled by the control computer as a function of the result of the analysis of the same projection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Winfried Berg, Volkhard Franke, Dieter Hauck, Michael Kaiser, Manfred Schneider, Bernhard Wagensommer
  • Patent number: 7817058
    Abstract: A server signaler includes a lamp and a housing containing a battery and a switch. The server signaler may be attached to an advertising support or placed directly on a table top or other surface. Actuation of the switch illuminates the lamp to alert the server that service is required. Another server signaler according to applicant's invention includes an elongated base and telescoping portions to extend the lamp upwardly above the elongated base. Another server signaler provides a card-receiving channel containing switch contacts which are closed by insertion of a card into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: William H. Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 7775686
    Abstract: A lighting device which is adapted to be converted between a flashlight mode and an area light mode includes a housing to receive a power supply, a light source associated with the housing and a tubular lens surrounding the light source, a reflector mounted to said device so as to slide relative to the tubular lens, the reflector including an aperture through which the light source can pass, the aperture having a shutter associated therewith whereby the shutter closes the aperture when the reflector is in a position which allows the device to be used in the area light mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Angelo Kotsis
  • Patent number: 7635195
    Abstract: A headlamp (20) that is convertible to a lantern. In an embodiment, the headlamp (20) includes an extension housing (24) and a main housing (22). The extension housing (24) is translatable relative to the main housing (22). In a first position, when the extension housing (24) is fully pressed into the main housing (22), a primary light (44) for the headlamp (20) is illuminated, providing a headlight function. The opposite end of the main housing (22) may include, for example, a clip, clasp, or other suitable structure (34) for attaching the headlamp to a headband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Tarter
  • Patent number: 7448773
    Abstract: A decorative structure includes at least one hollow modeling shell and at least one limiting ring. The modeling shell is assembled by two corresponding half bodies. An outside of one half body corresponds to an inside of the other half body thereby the two half bodies are positioned in the same direction. The modeling shell has at least one connecting portion along jointed ends of the two half bodies. The limiting ring surrounds an outside of the connecting portion for supporting the modeling shell. Accordingly, the present invention positions the two half bodies in the same direction so that the modeling shell is positioned before being assembled to reduce its volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Chi-Shih Lai
  • Patent number: 7422428
    Abstract: A candlestick includes a tubular cartridge of biodegradable material having an upper end which forms a socket for a candle and a lower end, and a sleeve of flexible biodegradable material encircling the cartridge and extending appreciably above the upper end thereof. The sleeve is collapsible lengthwise towards the upper end of the cartridge so that when a candle is received the cartridge, the sleeve is gathered around the candle at the upper end of the cartridge forming a cuff or skirt which can catch any melted wax dripping from the candle. A method of making the candlestick is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Inventor: Gregory Desmond
  • Patent number: 7360920
    Abstract: A lighting device (10) which is adapted to be converted between a flashlight mode and an area light mode includes a housing (14) to receive a power supply (28), a light source (46) associated with the housing (14) and a tubular lens (34) surrounding the light source (46), a reflector (52) mounted to said device (10) so as to slide relative to the tubular lens (34), the reflector (52) including an aperture (68) through which the light source (46) can pass, the aperture (68) having a shutter (70) associated therewith whereby the shutter (70) closes the aperture (68) when the reflector (52) is in a position which allows the device to be used in the area light mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Angelo Kotsis
  • Patent number: 7316489
    Abstract: A sectional lighting fixture structure includes a hollow main body, an end cap connected to and closing a rear open end of the main body, a socket connected to an inner side of a front open end of the main body for a bulb to mount thereto, and a lighting lampshade externally connected to the front open end of the main body. The main body is a lightweight metal cylindrical body having been subjected to expansion process to include two straight walls at the front and rear ends, and a middle portion having a plurality of bellow expansion joints that provides the main body with good pressure resistance. The socket is in the form of a heat-resistant insulating wool, so that heat produced by the bulb mounted thereto is not transmitted to the main body to adversely affect a normal temperature of a ballast mounted in the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventor: Tsung Yuan Chou
  • Publication number: 20070287117
    Abstract: One flexible windproof candleholder, which is composed of upper-open cylinder candleholder with gap at its side to change candle, a slide cover that covers onto periphery of candleholder and canister cover with light holes that covers onto interior of candleholder; wherein protruding stopper ball is respectively set at external and internal rim of bottom section of candleholder; concave parts made at lower rim of slide cover and canister cover can be used for block, so, slide cover moves down to envelop gap, wind may not blow candle; as slide cover and canister cover respectively move down to periphery and interior of candleholder, slide cover is pushed against upper cover of canister cover so that internal space of candleholder is sealed, the burning candle may extinguish itself due to lack of oxygen, canister cover slides upward along vertical runner setting in symmetry inside candleholder by stopper ball protruded at external low section, meanwhile, slide cover also slides upward to upper section of candle
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Cheng-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 7296909
    Abstract: A handheld flashlight includes a head that pivots relative to a body. At least two legs pivotally connect to the body at a fixed location along the body, and open into an extended, open or deployed position to support the head in an elevated position. In the closed or handheld flashlight position, the legs form a flashlight handle that is aligned with an illumination direction of the head and is shaped and sized to be held in the hand of an operator. Each of the legs may contain battery source holders for battery sources that connect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventors: Gary Van Deursen, Joseph Martone, Vincent Cook, Michael Kwok Ying Chan
  • Patent number: 7055984
    Abstract: Candleholders suitable for outdoor use include a base unit for holding a candle, this unit having a candle supporting surface and an upstanding wall portion, and a separate cover member for placement over the candle or candles and the base unit. The cover member forms a top and a peripheral wall section. The candleholder has a plurality of openings located between the supporting surface and the top. The preferred openings are formed by partially cutting out and bending small sections of one of the upstanding wall portion and the wall section inward so as to permit entry of combustion air while also normally changing the direction of airflow of the incoming air. In one version, there is also a main housing adapted for mounting below ground level, this housing having an open top and a peripheral side wall portion that extends upwardly from a concrete bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Corazon Bryce
  • Patent number: 7011424
    Abstract: A candle fireplace illuminator that includes a multi-reflector element assembly that is foldable for storage and which unfolds into a three-sided, single-bottomed reflector assembly having four reflective elements and which has a bottom reflective element for supporting a number of candles on a number of candle holders or candlabras such that the candles may be used within a fireplace to provide illumination into a room by light reflecting from the four reflective surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Sharon Poulson
  • Patent number: 6978887
    Abstract: A combined birthday candle and match package wherein a box having front, back, end and side walls is provided with a plurality of matches integral and co-planar with the back wall. Perforations are provided between the matches and the back wall so that the matches can be individually torn from the back wall. A match striking surface is provided on an end wall. The front wall may include a window portion, and the back wall may include a foldable panel for covering the matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Victoria J. Bingham
  • Patent number: 6793365
    Abstract: A window display in which illumination from a candlestick lines shines through an opening in a frame selected in correlation with a decorative display in providing an illumination presentation consistent with a holiday season of the year, or a secular or religious event or occasion in accordance with user preference, and of a composition and configuration to be detachable for folding flat for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Jane S. Rieck
  • Patent number: 6758574
    Abstract: Disclose are various methods for optimising conversions between color spaces (FIG. 1). A set of atomic mathematical ((a)-(f)) functions are identified which, when performed in sequence, implement the conversions. Specific (first) sequences of the mathematical functions are then identified which when preformed convert colors between particular color spaces. A set of computational operations ((g)-(i)) are then established for evaluation using a computing device, the operations, when performed in (second) sequences cause the color conversions. A particular one of the first sequences required for converting from a first color space to a second color space is then identified and transformed into a (third) sequence of computational operations chosen from the computational operations ((g)-(i)) having substantially the same transformation effect as the particular sequence. Also disclosed is a method of sequentially combining a first color conversion list (FIG. 2A) with a second color conversion list (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Peter Malcolm Roberts
  • Patent number: 6179437
    Abstract: A unitary metal candle holder including a base and a plurality of panels integrally hinged to the base by a plurality of straps. The panels, which are shaped to simulate thematic scenes, may be folded by hand and remain upright without additional reinforcement. A retail consumer may purchase the candle holder in its flat, unfolded state, and mail it in a flat envelope to, for example, a gift recipient who, as the end user, folds the panels and uses the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Design Ideas, Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Hardy, David Maxwell, Emily Vassos
  • Patent number: 6059434
    Abstract: A vehicle light assembly includes: a lamp body having a mounting groove; and a plastic lens having a fitting part to be fitted into the mounting groove of the lamp body; and a flange portion protruding outwardly on a fore side of the fitting part; and a hard coat film formed over the outer surface of the lens except the rear face of the flange portion and the fitting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Murakoshi, Hirokazu Isokawa
  • Patent number: 5797671
    Abstract: A luminaria frame comprises supports and braces, where each support has upstanding legs, and each brace defines spaced leg apertures. When each brace is assembled with the supports, a leg of each support is placed in the leg apertures of the brace. The other brace has the other legs of each support placed in the leg apertures of the other brace. The supports and braces thereby form a unified framework in which the supports and braces are movable relative to each other such that the framework collapses for storage and expands to hold a bag about the framework to form a luminaria with a candle placed, as desired, inside. As a result of this construction, the frame requires assembly only once, and otherwise requires only movement of the supports and braces relative to each other to change from a compact and collapsed storage positioning of the supports and braces, to an expanded usage positioning of the supports and braces. As preferred, the supports are twin U supports and the braces are twin braces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: Lawrence R. Gess
  • Patent number: 5791774
    Abstract: An outdoor illumination device of the type used for holiday decoration by aligning a plurality of such illumination devices in a linear array includes a body having walls forming a cavity therein with a base formed at one end thereof and an access opening formed at an opposite end thereof with the body being configured for emission of at least some light when illumination occurs within the cavity, and an assembly for supporting the candle forming the base, and an assembly for supporting an electric lamp socket formed in the base with the candle support assembly and the electric lamp support assembly being juxtaposed and configured for non-simultaneous accommodation of a candle and an electric lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Roger D. Briles
  • Patent number: 5772424
    Abstract: A candle comprises a formed piece manufactured of a meltable material, a burning wick placed inside the formed piece, and a shield element covering the formed piece and provided with an opening in the upper edge of the candle in its position of use. The shield element includes an upper part and a lower part, the upper part being connected with the lower part, and extending above the formed piece in the position of use of the candle, and in its non-functional position the upper part of the shield element being placed over at least one of the lower part of the shield element and the wick surface of the formed piece. The upper part of the shield element is formed of at least two pieces which are folded in the non-functional position over at least one of the lower part of the shield element and over the wick surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Heikki Nokelainen
    Inventor: Erkki Nokelainen
  • Patent number: 5758949
    Abstract: A collapsible lantern includes a base, a light source, a globe surrounding the light source, and a cap above the globe and the light source. The globe and light source are telescopingly mounted for movement between a lowered position in which the cap is adjacent the base and a raised position in which the cap is spaced above the base and the globe and light source extend between the base and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Van Deursen
  • Patent number: 5424928
    Abstract: A collapsible lantern includes a housing and a chimney telescopically moveable within the housing between a retracted and an extended position. The chimney includes a ring at the top and the bottom made of a high temperature-resistant thermoplastic which is adhesively affixed to the transparent chimney with a thixotropic paste. The transparency about the chimney is unimpeded by elongated retaining elements to hold the rings with the tubular transparent chimney. The chimney can be selectively extended, retracted or interlocked or released from the housing by interacting features on the lower ring and the internal surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Northern Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: Guntram Jordan, Peter C. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 5264996
    Abstract: A flat blank of stiff, foldable paper or paperboard is folded to form a multi-sided luminary with a top in the shape of truncated, open top pyramid. One end of each of the sides includes a trapezoidal panel extending therefrom, the longest base of the trapezoidal panel being substantially the same length as and foldably secured to the adjacent end of the corresponding side. Each of the sides of the luminary include one or more cutouts giving the appearance of a seasonal symbol. The bottom is closed and, in a preferred embodiment, includes a seat therein for retaining a light source such as a candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventors: Anthony J. Bele, Jr., Peter A. Kazmar
  • Patent number: 5255169
    Abstract: A luminary comprises a sack, a candle, a heavy block disposed in the bottom of the sack to keep the sack from blowing over and to hold the candle in an upright position, and wires attached to the block to keep the panels of the sack from blowing inwardly against the candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Inventor: Dustin Koch
  • Patent number: 5086380
    Abstract: A decorator device for adding atmosphere to various rooms of a home. The device comprises a glass bowl filled with a liquid and which may be adapted to receive long stem candle holders and is designed for placement upon a fireplace grate or alternatively, as a centerpiece or display for a tabel. Floatable candles are positioned within the candle holders to generate an aura of relative warmth to an observer within a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventor: Carleton R. Hedner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4931014
    Abstract: An improved candle holder having a unique illuminating effect due to many dozens of reflections of the single flame reflecting off individual beveled glass pieces surrounding the candle.The candle flame is protected from wind by the surrounding bevels and the glass vase.The inexpensive candle element (which burns 4-5 hours) is disposable, leaving the investment of the candle holder in tact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Inventors: Edward J. Scott, Deborah B. Scott
  • Patent number: 4926297
    Abstract: A cylindrical glass globe is supported by an annular rigid plastic coupling member which seats and locks onto the top portion of a tubular rigid plastic housing. A fuel source in the form of a container of liquid fuel mounted on a bottom adaptor or a candle supported within a rigid casing by a compression spring, is supported within the housing by a rigid plastic base removably secured to the bottom of the housing. The globe and coupling member are inverted as a unit after being removed from the housing, and the globe is inserted into the housing around the fuel source for storage and protection of the globe. A bail-type handle connects a pair of strips slidably supported by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Inventors: Edward R. Masters, Peter C. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 4907140
    Abstract: A collapsible lantern is disclosed which is formed from a blank which is stamped or otherwise provided from a suitable paperboard material. The lantern blank has four panels which are folded and two of the panels are secured together to form a four sided member. The member carries flaps which are engageable to provide a closed bottom and an open gable top for the lantern, and whereby the lantern is substantially rectangular in cross-section. The arrangement is such that a candle or like light source is disposed within the lantern and at the closed bottom thereof. Holes are provided on the lantern sides and light from the candle is emitted through the holes and through the open gable top to provide the desired result. The flaps are disengageable whereby the lantern is collapsible to a flat form for easy shipment and storage, as the case may be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: The CandleGlo Corp.
    Inventor: William R. Overstreet
  • Patent number: 4646213
    Abstract: A cylindrical container of liquid fuel has a removable closure through which projects a tubular fitting supporting an adjustable wick. A set of spring metal support members are mounted on the container and have movable leg portions supporting a cylindrical transparent globe for axial movement between a collapsed position surrounding the container and an elevated position when the leg portions spring outwardly to form a stabilized support. A cover plate mounts on the globe and is retained by a cap member which engages the fitting and seals with the closure when the globe is in its collapsed position. A flexible chain connects the cap member to an L-shaped wire arm pivotally supported by one of the support members for movement between a collapsed position on top of the cover plate to an extended position where the chain may be used to suspend the lantern. The cover plate may be removed and replaced by a support ring having openings outboard of the globe to provide for heating a food container or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Inventors: Michael W. Fanelli, Edward R. Masters
  • Patent number: 4569655
    Abstract: A portable candle stand with movable flame shields for directing cigarette or cigar smoke in an upward direction away from the irritation level of non-smokers. The device comprises a base which houses at least one candle and opposed, adjustable flame shields or baffles. When in use, the flame shields may be raised to a level above the candle flame, thereby directing any smoke present in an upward direction. Consequently, non-smokers may carry the device to meetings, etc. and avoid the irritating and discomforting effects caused by the smoking public. The stand is of pocket or handbag size and made of non-flammable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Inventors: Jacqueline M. Charette, Mico H. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 4566055
    Abstract: An improved candle holder in which the lens is trapped within elastic elongated bars that space the lens from the rigid metallic cover and frictionally hold the lens in an extended and retracted position. Viewing windows are provided for seeing the height of the unburned candle. A brandy glass attachment is provided for the top of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Inventors: Gary W. Klees, Gregory L. Draper
  • Patent number: 4520431
    Abstract: A cylindrical container of liquid fuel has a removable closure through which projects a tubular fitting supporting an adjustable wick. A set of spring metal support members are mounted on the container and have movable leg portions supporting a cylindrical transparent globe for axial movement between a collapsed position surrounding the container and an elevated position when the leg portions spring outwardly to form a stabilized support. A cover plate mounts on the globe and is retained by a cap member which engages the fitting and seals with the closure when the globe is in its collapsed position. A flexible chain connects the cap member to an L-shaped wire arm pivotally supported by one of the support members for movement between a collapsed position on top of the cover plate to an extended position where the chain may be used to suspend the lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Inventors: Michael W. Fanelli, Edward R. Masters
  • Patent number: 4430638
    Abstract: A warning and distress signal light for a disabled vehicle has a vertical cylindrical body having at its lower end a rubber suction cup and three folding legs with magnetic feet attached thereto for supporting the body. Attached at the upper portion of the cylindrical body are four illuminating arms which fold out horizontally from the vertical body spelling out the words CAUTION, AUTO, ACCIDENT and TROUBLE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Inventor: Norman A. Parker
  • Patent number: 4250491
    Abstract: A table signal device for signalling for service in a restaurant, lounge and the like includes a signal mechanism which may be raised by the patron to signal for service and lowered by the waiter or waitress upon rendering service to the patron wherein the signal mechanism is illuminated and is highly visible both in lighted and dark rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Inventor: Andy S. Dotson
  • Patent number: 4186430
    Abstract: A candle lantern comprises a cylinder for enclosing a candle, a telescoping chimney with a protective reflector, a tubular candle holder with means for feeding an expendable candle thereby to maintain the wick at desired position relative to the reflector. The candle holder includes a wax dam comprising a cap and a tapered tube with a labyrinth seal therebetween for minimizing overflow and leakage of wax. The lantern may be telescoped from a compact and tight collapsed position to a fully telescoped lighting position to a partially collapsed operating position. Annular detents and ribs on the inside of the cylinder and on the outside of the chimney interlock at the three operating positions. An annular rubber ring is provided around one rim of the cylinder and a rubber plug with an annular rubber ring is provided at the other end of the cylinder. The rubber rings extend from the body of the cylinder to protect against damage due to shock. Further, the plug supports the candle holder and candle feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Inventor: Bruce G. Britton