With Chimney Patents (Class 362/163)
  • 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: 8239411
    Abstract: A first sorting unit includes a second sorting unit that sorts first frequency data for luminance based on a first table, a third sorting unit that sorts second frequency data for chrominance based on a second table, a fourth sorting unit that sorts third frequency data for chrominance based on a third table, and an updating unit that updates the second and third tables based on nonzero information on the first and second frequency data before the third and fourth sorting units start sorting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: MegaChips Corporation
    Inventors: Yujiro Tani, Kazuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7314287
    Abstract: Disclosed is a candle lamp a base which comprises a base; a lampshade releasably mounted on the base; a candle holder disposed within the lampshade to hold a candle; a lid disposed above the lampshade; at least one solar power supplier arranged at an outer surface of the lid; and at least one illuminant electrically communicated with the solar power supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Guangzhou Fapu Electronic & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Quanwei Fan
  • 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: 7175298
    Abstract: The present invention provides lanterns that have a globe or lens with portions that differ in their light transmitting characteristics such that each portion provides a different illuminating effect, and a candle or other light source held within the globe or lens on a holder that is able to swivel or rotate in relation to the globe or lens. This enables the lantern to be positioned such that light from the light source passes primarily through either one of the lens portions for the desired illumination characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Soren Schou
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040184265
    Abstract: An illumination assembly includes a container adapted to contain a flammable light source, a flammable light source contained within the container, and a cover adapted to cover a top opening of the container. The cover includes a closable cavity adapted to safely store a lighting source capable for lighting the flammable light source. The container may be a jar, a lamp, or a lantern. The flammable light source may be a wax-based candle, a liquid or solid fuel lamp. The lighting source may be a match and a match-striking element or a self-ignitable lighter. In alternative embodiments the lighting source may be contained within a closable cavity formed within the base of the container or within a pouch attached to an outer surface of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Sharon M. Record
  • Publication number: 20040032733
    Abstract: A candle carrier for use in combination with a scent burner or similar accessory that accepts standard tea light candles and which includes an opening through which the candle and carrier may be inserted. The carrier includes a support tray and a handle, the support tray being sized and shaped to receive and securely hold a standard tea light candle and the handle being sized and shaped to be easily grasped by the fingers to that the holder and candle can be inserted into and withdrawn from a candle accessory, such as a scent burner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Frederick V. Gabriel, Rodney Hass
  • Patent number: 6672742
    Abstract: A candle shade includes a sleeve adapted to receive a top end of a candle and a shade element coupled to the sleeve and surrounding the candle adjacent the top end. The sleeve has at least one spacing element on its interior surface to space the sleeve from the candle and reduce contact area therebetween. A stop is also provided on the sleeve to inhibit the sleeve from travelling down the candle beyond the top end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventor: Milton Alley
  • Patent number: 6595771
    Abstract: A safety candleholder comprises a seat, a center of the seat having a hollow groove base; an outer side of the groove base being installed with an inner ring and an outer ring; inner walls of the inner ring and the outer ring being installed with inner thread portions; a plurality of via holes being formed at a bottom of the seat; the inner lampshade being installed with an opening; an outer side of the opening having a flange; a diameter of the opening being smaller than a diameter of the candle; and an outer lampshade screwedly fixed to the outer ring, thereby, an annular groove being formed between the two lampshade so that air can flow in the annular groove; an upper end of the outer lampshade having an opening; an outer side of the opening being installed with an annular flange, thus, a safety candleholder being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Yi-Hsueh Chu
  • Patent number: 6589047
    Abstract: A venting plate for a containerized candle, which improves scent distribution while still providing a clean soot free combustion is disclosed. The venting plate includes a flat disc shaped top and a channeled annular baffle. The venting plate sits atop the mouth of the containerized candle and is supported above the rim of the vessel mouth by a number of mounting bosses or feet. The mounting feet space the top above the candle brim to permit the flow of inlet air underneath the venting plate between the plate top and the brim of the candle vessel. The baffle extends downward into the mouth of the vessel around the exhaust vent and has six recessed longitudinal furrows, which allow inlet air into the vessel interior. The baffle redirects the inlet air flow, which enters the candle horizontally from underneath the venting plate, downward along the vessel sidewall. The inlet air flow passes through the six inlet channels, which columnate the inlet air flow into distinct columns of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Smith Mountain Properties, LLC.
    Inventor: Tod A. Papai
  • Patent number: 6585510
    Abstract: A venting plate that can be used with any containerized candle regardless of shape, wick configuration or dimension is disclosed. The venting cover stabilizes the combustion flame and improves the efficiency of the combustion of containerized candles, thereby reducing candle smoke. The venting plate is shaped to conform to the shape of the mouth of the particular containerized candle. The venting plate has a central exhaust vent and includes a peripheral outer flange, an inner baffle and a plurality of mounting bosses or feet. The venting plate is supported atop the mouth of the containerized candle by the mounting feet, which space the venting plate above the brim of the candle to form an annular inlet vent. The baffle follows the contour and shape of the outer flange and extends downward into the mouth of the candle when seated atop a candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Smith Mountain Properties, LLC.
    Inventor: Tod A. Papai
  • Patent number: 6435694
    Abstract: A new and improved candle with a novel structure and novel decorative features. The candle has a composite structure, including an outer portion and an inner portion. The outer portion in a preferred embodiment is made of a gel composition. In preferred embodiments, the outer portion may be set in an outer receptacle or stand alone. The outer portion of the candle has a recess into which the inner portion is positioned. The inner portion typically contains at least one wick. In a preferred embodiment, the inner portion may be contained in an inner receptacle, which is then placed into the recess in the outer portion of the candle. In a preferred embodiment, the inner receptacle is clear, and, even more preferably, is concealed by the outer portion. In another preferred embodiment, the inner receptacle or the inner portions, or both, are replaceable. The inner portion may be formed from wax or gel or other suitable candle body material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Aromatic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bell, Stuart A. Zlotnik
  • Patent number: 6382962
    Abstract: A venting cover for a containerized candle that stabilizes the combustion flame and improves the efficiency of the combustion of containerized candles is disclosed. The venting cover of this invention is a flat disc, which is seated over the mouth of the container or jar. The venting cover has an annular flange around its periphery, a central exhaust vent and six oblong inlet vents spaced radially from the exhaust vent around the periphery of the venting cover. The venting cover creates a concentric laminar air flow within the interior of the jar, which stabilizes the flame and improves the efficiency of the combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Tod A. Papai
  • Patent number: 6231336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shade structure for a candle, and in particular, the shade structure comprising a container body for containing a candle, a shade body with a center air hole and detachably mounted onto the circumferential edge of the container body, and a covering plate having a center hole aligned with the center air hole of the shade body. The shade body is provided with a plurality of auxiliary openings which are corresponding to a plurality of through holes provided on the upper edge of the covering plate. The covering plate can be rotated with respect to the shade body such that the through holes align with the auxiliary openings and this will control convection of air within the container body. The temperature within the container body is thus regulated by adjusting the covering plate with respect to the shade body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Hsi-Chin Chen
  • Patent number: 5980061
    Abstract: A primary outer shell includes, in its most preferred embodiment, a base and a wall which includes at least one embedded foreign object and defines openings into an inner cavity containing a burnable candle member which causes the outer shell to glow and cast shadows without melting. The outer shell is constructed according to a unique molding method which includes at least partially immersing a swollen distensible mold, such as a water-filled balloon, into a reservoir of molding material, such as wax, to allow the molding material to form a molded shell around the distensible mold. After the distensible mold with the attached molded shell is removed from the reservoir of molding material, it is placed upon a flat surface to form a flat bottom into the molded shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Creighton Cutts
  • 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: 5722763
    Abstract: A lantern includes a base which has a bottom wall with a ventilation hole unit formed therethrough, and a surrounding wall. The bottom wall has a bottom surface in which an accommodating recess and an open-ended holder positioning slot unit are formed. The recess and the positioning slot unit are communicated with each other. A clamp member is fixed on the base and has at least three clamping pieces. A candlestick is clamped among the clamping pieces and is adapted to mount a candle thereon. A vertical tubular transparent shade has two open ends and is disposed on the surrounding wall. A top cover is attached to a top end of the shade and is provided with a hanging unit. The top cover has two opposed horizontal positioning holes formed in an outer surface thereof. An elongated and generally U-shaped holder has a horizontal rod which extends through the positioning slot unit and which is movable vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Inventor: Kao-San Chen
  • Patent number: 5697694
    Abstract: A primary outer shell includes, in its most preferred embodiment, a base and a wall which includes at least one embedded foreign object and defines openings into an inner cavity containing a burnable candle member which causes the outer shell to glow and cast shadows without melting. The outer shell is constructed according to a unique molding method which includes at least partially immersing a swollen distensible mold, such as a water-filled balloon, into a reservoir of molding material, such as wax, to allow the molding material to form a molded shell around the distensible mold. After the distensible mold with the attached molded shell is removed from the reservoir of molding material, it is placed upon a flat surface to form a flat bottom into the molded shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Inventor: Creighton Cutts
  • Patent number: 5688040
    Abstract: A portable candle lantern with safety features designed to be used with a tub candle. The candle lantern includes an upper cover that selectively attaches to a lower base. The lower base has a plurality of feet with enable it to be supported in an elevated position on a support surface. Located inside the lower base is a candle holding assembly which removably holds a tub candle in an elevated, longitudinally aligned position therein. Formed inside the lower base is a centrally located, longitudinally aligned, upward extending, air delivery tube which delivers cool air directly against the sides of the tub candle and the candle holding assembly. By delivering cool air in this manner, the temperature inside the candle lantern is reduced thereby preventing a "flash" condition from occurring. Also, a collection cavity is formed between the air delivery tube and the sides of the lower base in which spilled wax from the tub candle is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Inventor: Garry W. Klees
  • Patent number: 5683239
    Abstract: A candle holder having a base with a seat for receiving a candle, a housing, a cover, and spring-loaded connecting means for detachably connecting the housing and the cover to the base. Air passage means formed in the base and the cover allow movement of air into and out of the housing; throughholes formed in the cover direct entering rain away from the candle. The base and cover are preferably made of bronze or some other substantially rust-resistant metal; the housing is made of an optically transparent or translucent material. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, a heat shield is positioned inside the housing to evenly distribute heat from a burning candle and prevent the formation of hot spots. The base may be provided with adapters for attachment to a cemetery marker or insertion into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Gorham Bronze
    Inventor: Leo Cardosi
  • Patent number: 5651669
    Abstract: A luminaria kit which includes a luminaria bag, ballast, a candle, and a container having an interior volume for holding the ballast to stabilize the container. The container has a flat bottom for positioning the bag, with the container inside, on a surface. The container has a top having at least a portion thereof in a plane generally parallel to the surface on which the container is placed. A port is located on the container for sealingly adding ballast thereto. The candle is mounted to the container by inserting it into a candle mount that is located on the portion of the top. The mount includes a plurality of concentric circular rings extending into the interior of the container to form a plurality of ring like steps having a progressively smaller diameters as the steps extend further therein. In a preferred embodiment, the candle mount includes at least three ring like steps, each having the same general depth into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1997
    Assignee: J. H. Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Henry
  • Patent number: 5541824
    Abstract: A chimney assembly for an illumination source comprises a support including a tubular hub and a set of spokes radiating out from the hub. A chimney of a transparent material is shaped and arranged to sit on the support so that the outer ends of the spokes supportively engage the inner surface of the chimney.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Glass Dimensions
    Inventor: David R. Perkins
  • 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: 5228771
    Abstract: A table lamp that utilizes a fuel cell having a hollow glass or plastic envelope that includes an elongated body section joined to an expanded base by a pinched neck, and a flame shield mounted upon the top of the body section. The fuel cell has an elongated fuel container that rests upon the pinched neck of the envelope and a burner that is positioned within the flame shield. The flame shield has a top opening that permits the fuel cell to be inserted or removed from the envelope therethrough. A shade may be removably mounted upon the flame shield and a decorative insert slidably positioned between the fuel cell and the body of the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Hollowick, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 5209561
    Abstract: A frusto-conical lantern reflector comprised of two semicircular, flat sheets made of a resilient material, each with at least one surface that reflects light. Each generally semicircular sheet has a semicircular cut-out that forms an opening in the top of the assembled reflector. Fasteners are located on either side of the cut-away semicircular portion; the fasteners on one sheet are disposed to releasably mate with the fasteners on the other sheet so that when the sheets are deflected and the fasteners on the one sheet are aligned with the fasteners on the second sheet, the two sheets together form a frusto-conical reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Inventor: Joseph N. Bond
  • Patent number: 5101328
    Abstract: A candle holder includes a bowl having a recessed portion for receiving a candle therein, a housing securely attached to the bowl, and a number of air inlet tubes for introducing fresh air into the housing via air passages formed in the bowl. The housing has an upper opening through which a candle is passable so as to be placed on the bowl. An upper cover is removably attached to the upper opening of the housing. A first tube is formed in a central portion of the upper cover, and a second tube is slidably received in the first tube for conducting exhaust air to an outside of the housing. An annular ring is connected to a lower end of the second tube by a number of spaced ribs for holding an upper end of the candle, preventing molten wax from dripping. A plurality of passages are defined by the spaced ribs through which fresh air is passable to the candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Inventor: Lee H. Hai
  • Patent number: 5055035
    Abstract: A memorial candle fixture includes a cast frame member comprising two substantially identical mating frame halves, preferably cast from bronze. Each frame half has a top portion and a base portion interconnected by two pairs of ribs which are positioned at a vertical parting plane extending along the faces of the mating frame halves. An open region is defined between the top and base portions and ribs of the frame halves for placement of a candle and an enclosing decorative candle cover therein. The frame halves carry interlocking members on the top and base portions for detachably securing the frame halves together whereby the candle and its cover are securely confined within the open region. The base carries peripheral lugs on a flared pedestal thereof for locking engagement with a memorial plate installed at the grave site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Matthews International Corporation
    Inventor: John P. Hancovsky
  • Patent number: 5012393
    Abstract: A candle lamp includes a chimney base incorporating a projecting glass cutting wheel against which an operator may press and rotate a glass bottle to score the same for subsequent parting of the bottle into a chimney for the lamp. The base is movable relative to the bottle for vertical and angular adjustment of the wheel; and, the base provides a steadyrest for the bottle as it is rotated. Spring clips project from the top of the base in supporting engagement with the chimney.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventors: Earl A. Knipe, Jan B. Knipe
  • Patent number: 4964796
    Abstract: An adapter (70) for supporting a taper candle and chimney glass on a candle ring (16) in a centerpiece arrangement includes a plate (72), a candle holder (76), end clip (74) for snap-releasable engagement with the inner ring of the candle ring, and a chimney glass holder (80). The candle ring (16) preferably includes radial extensions or runners (90) in order to form a swag centerpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: Sullivan, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian D. Sullivan, Elaine A. Deelstra
  • Patent number: 4926298
    Abstract: A table lamp having a pedestal and globe each with circular cross-sections has 12 vertical slots cut in the upper edge of the pedestal at 30 degree intervals and 3 inwardly projecting lugs on said globe arranged to engage in 3 of said slots with no more than 30 degrees rotation of the globe relative to the pedestal. The stability of the assembly is improved while retaining the simplicity of use of prior devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Hollowick, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 4917598
    Abstract: A fuel oil lamp having a large replaceable oil vessel with an interference ring molded about the exterior perimeter of the vessel for creating sufficient securing force between the exterior surface of the vessel and the interior surface of a base sleeve while eliminating intolerable binding frictional forces therebetween, the vessel being easily inserted into and removed from the open bottom of the base sleeve permitting a chimney mounted above the vessel and base sleeve to assume any construction and inside diameter, the oil lamp having simple lines which are esthetically pleasing, is economical to produce and conveniently positioned for packing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Daniel P. Stoner
  • Patent number: 4797090
    Abstract: This invention relates to candles. It provides a candle and base structure that allows a candle to maintain the candle flame at substantially the same elevation as the candle burns. The invention further provides a candle lantern and a movable base for a candle lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Inventor: H. Gardner Rogers
  • 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: 4544351
    Abstract: A candle holder formed of paper, plastic or the like which can be inserted into a hollow article such as a glass for the purpose of providing a support for a candle in the case of an emergency or when a conventional candle holder is not available. The candle holder comprises radially inwardly extending slits at the center portion thereof which define generally triangular inner tabs for frictionally engaging a candle. The inner tabs are surrounded by an annular, unslit mid-portion. An annular outer portion surrounds the mid-portion and is provided with a plurality of slits that extend generally radially outwardly from the mid-portion to the outer edge of the outer portion. The slits in the outer portion define a plurality of outer tabs that are adapted to frictionally engage the inner surface of the glass or other article in which the candle holder is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Inventor: Rosalind Marsicano
  • Patent number: 4524408
    Abstract: An improved combination for use in burning an elongated candle floating in water. The improved combination comprises a float member including a passageway at least one inch long dimensioned to receive the cross-section of the candle with a sliding fit. Various structures for stabilizing the float member in the water with the passageway in a substantially vertical position and the upper end thereof at the surface of the water are disclosed. Containers of water of limited volume for use in the improved combination are described. Float members including chimneys and a preferred candle structure for use in the improved combination are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1985
    Inventor: Salvador A. Minera
  • Patent number: 4462789
    Abstract: The burning cylinder for use in heating apparatuses consists of a base which is disposed to surround a heat source such as flame or red-hot material, constitutes the shell of a burning chamber and is made of a material that is high in heat-resistivity and transparent or translucent such as glass or the like and at least has its inside deposited with a coating layer of metal, e.g., Ti, Zr, Fe, etc. or a coating layer of a compound of such metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Assignee: Toyotomi Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuharu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4399494
    Abstract: A decorative lamp comprises a chimney and an illumination source in the form of a candle or oil lamp. The oil lamp or candle is supported by an integral hanger that rests against the side of the chimney and provides an appropriate standoff to center the illumination source within the chimney. The hanger also has a hook that engages the top of the chimney and a leg that properly orients the illumination source vertically within the chimney.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Assignee: Glass Dimensions, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Perkins
  • Patent number: 4384847
    Abstract: A fire bowl having a bowl-like container (6; 50; 72; 92) filled with a fuel like oil, and a rotary body (7; 57; 74; 95) rotatably supported above said fuel (8; 54), a plurality of non-consumable wicks being held on said rotary body, said wicks being partly immersed into said fuel and the upper ends thereof being situated within or beneath a shell (39; 52; 93) of translucent material which is open at its upper and lower ends. The rotary body can have apertures for the wicks, and for each wick (34) a separate shell (39) can be provided. The shells rest on said rotary body. In the upper side of said rotary body or in said container at least one aperture (41; 94; 96) for admitting air is provided. Preferably, said wicks being arranged in wick holders (33; 75) attached to the lower side of said rotary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1983
    Inventor: Hans-Ludwig Schirneker
  • Patent number: 4262325
    Abstract: An altar includes a plurality of candle holders for candles formed from glass containers having wax and a wick therein. The candle is placed on a base which is relatively wide to provide stability. A cover is placed over the candle which partially covers the top opening of the candle. The cover is formed from a ring having a chimney extending upward from the inner diameter of the ring and a conical flange extending downward and outward from the outer diameter of the ring. The chimney has a plurality of holes spaced around its base. A pair of holding rods connect the cover to the base so that the candle is held beween the cover and base to form a semi-rigid stable assembly.The cover, which may be used separately from the base, functions to prevent air currents over the top of the candle from causing the flame to flicker and smoke the inside of the glass container. The cover also keeps heat contained in the candle to melt the wax evenly across its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Inventor: John A. M. Garcia
  • Patent number: 4260365
    Abstract: A candle lamp including securing means for removably attaching a container to a socket. The securing means includes grooves formed in the container for receiving tongues protruding from the inside of a socket. Fingers also protrude inside the socket for gripping the tapered bottom portion of the container. A rib extends outward in the socket for preventing containers smaller than the proper container from being seated upright in the socket. The socket cooperating with the container includes an air circulating pathway for safeguarding the lamp from a harmful build up of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: Valley Candle Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin L. Kayne
  • Patent number: 4224017
    Abstract: A locking arrangement for securing a container to a base. Various bases may be used with a single container or various containers may be used with a single base. The container includes a plurality of spaced apart tongues extending outward therefrom and are received in grooves formed in retainers mounted on the inside of the base. The retainers include downward inclining edges on opposite sides of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Assignee: Valley Candle Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin L. Kayne
  • Patent number: 4185953
    Abstract: A lamp having a wick carrier which floats on the liquid fuel and carries one or more wicks partly immersed in the fuel, characterized by the feature that a bladed rotor is mounted on the wick carrier and is constructed and arranged to be axially or radially impacted by the thermal airflow of the lighted wick or wicks and to rotate the wick carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Inventor: Hans L. Schirneker
  • Patent number: 4184195
    Abstract: A candle lamp made up of a light transmitting, heat resistant chimney that contains and supports a vertically moveable candle holder connected to a candle lifter that extends down through an opening in the bottom of the chimney. A suitable combustion air supply opening is provided in the lower area of the chimney, the chimney typically having a top opening that is substantially smaller than the maximum chimney width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Inventor: Charles P. Duncan
  • Patent number: 4181927
    Abstract: A candle holder for candles formed from glass containers having wax and a wick therein. The candle is placed on a base which is relatively wide to provide stability. A cover is placed over the candle which partially covers the top opening of the candle. The cover is formed from a ring having a chimney extending upward from the inner diameter of the ring and a conical flange extending downward and outward from the outer diameter of the ring. The chimney has a plurality of holes spaced around its base. A pair of holding rods connect the cover to the base so that the candle is held between the cover and base to form a semi-rigid stable assembly.The cover, which may be used separately from the base, functions to prevent air currents over the top of the candle from causing the flame to flicker and smoke the inside of the glass container. The cover also keeps heat contained in the candle to melt the wax evenly across its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Inventor: John A. M. Garcia