Height Adjuster Or Maintained Flame Level Patents (Class 431/290)
  • Patent number: 10371372
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a candleholder that may be manipulated by a user to advance a candle within a candleholder to facilitate optimal burning. Embodiments describe a candleholder having a platform to move a candle within a holder. Embodiments disclose a prepackaged semi-soft candle, which is readily movable against a candleholder's inner surface. Embodiments of the present invention disclose a handle permitting a user to manipulate platform height, allowing a candle to be raised or lowered within a candleholder. Embodiments disclose a disc, sized larger than the platform, preferably formed of a soft rubber sponge which stabilizes the candle and prevents candle wax from moving below the platform's surface. An alternative embodiment omits the disc, the platform being sealed by a seal around the platform's perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Suzetta D. Von Zell
  • Patent number: 9869436
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a candle-powered lighting apparatus including: a housing which accommodates a candle; a heat absorbing plate which absorbs heat generated by the candle; a heat radiating plate which radiates the absorbed heat; a thermoelectric element which is positioned between the heat absorbing plate and the heat radiating plate, and generates thermoelectromotive force using a temperature difference between a contact surface with the heat absorbing plate and a contact surface with the heat radiating plate; a lighting unit which emits light using the generated thermoelectromotive force; and a control unit which controls an operational state of the lighting unit to an on or off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LUMIR INC.
    Inventor: Je Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 9371988
    Abstract: An improved candle is provided. The candle includes a traditional body made of wax. A coil spring is positioned longitudinally within the candle's body. The coil spring is in tension with the coil spring's top adjacent to the candle body's top. In addition, the candle includes a non-combustible wick which is not consumed as the candle burns. The wick is affixed to the coil spring's top end. As the candle wick burns and the candle body is consumed, the coil spring causes the wick to retract downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Scott E. Jewett
  • Publication number: 20140363774
    Abstract: A candle with a smooth exterior surface is configured so that it has a size and shape to substantially fill a hollow interior of the receptacle. The receptacle has an open mouth and a hollow interior having a smooth surface. The smooth exterior surface of the candle and smooth interior surface of the receptacle are in contact and slide past each other upon inserting the candle into the hollow interior to seat the candle on a moveable platform that is near a base end of the receptacle. After the candle is partially burned so an outer end thereof is burned away and displaced from the open mouth of the receptacle, the platform is advanced inward to move the outer end of the candle towards the open mouth to reposition the displaced outer end nearby the open mouth of the receptacle. The smooth exterior surface of the candle and the smooth interior surface of the receptacle are in contact and slide past each other as the outer end of the candle is repositioned to nearby the open mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Suzetta D. Von Zell
  • Patent number: 8758008
    Abstract: A candle with an embedded item and methods for manufacturing same are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method for manufacturing a candle having an item embedded within includes providing a first set of items of a first value and a second set of items of a second value different from the first value, combining the two sets to create a third set, and distributing the items of the third set among a set of candles, one item per candle, where the presence, nature, or value of the item within the candle is obscured. In one embodiment, the method further includes selling the candles for a first price, wherein, at the time of purchase, the presence of the embedded item, the nature of the embedded item, the value of the embedded item, or the value of the embedded item relative to the first price is not known to the purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Diamond Candles, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Cayton, Brenda Lea Pulliam Cayton
  • Publication number: 20140162201
    Abstract: An improved candle is provided. The candle includes a traditional body made of wax. A coil spring is positioned longitudinally within the candle's body. The coil spring is in tension with the coil spring's top adjacent to the candle body's top. In addition, the candle includes a non-combustible wick which is not consumed as the candle burns. The wick is affixed to the coil spring's top end. As the candle wick burns and the candle body is consumed, the coil spring causes the wick to retract downwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: SCOTT E. JEWETT
  • Patent number: 8641413
    Abstract: A device for producing a stable and augmented flame includes a fluid-inducing assembly and a shield. The fluid-inducing assembly includes a flow-diverting mechanism defining a flow-intake end and a flow-accelerating end and includes a plurality of vanes extending from the flow-intake end to the flow-accelerating end. The plurality of vanes is circumferentially disposed and spaced from one another. Furthermore, two vanes include a space defined therebetween, and the space defines a passage which is spiral-shaped. The flow-diverting mechanism further includes a covering member with an enclosed circumferential edge circumferentially surrounded. Thus, each vane in the flow-accelerating end is encircled by the covering member, and each vane in the flow-intake end is exposed to outside and not covered by the covering member. In addition, the shield is hollow and is disposed above the fluid-inducing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Pro-Iroda Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Long Chen, Jan-Nan Chen
  • Publication number: 20130203002
    Abstract: A customizable candle holder whose design is controlled by a user is described. The components of the candle holder comprise a base, a pillar, and a holder block. The components are designed such that the base supports the insertion of either the pillar or the holder block, and such that the pillar supports the insertion of the holder block. Therefore, the candle holder can be uniquely designed by a user with the incorporation of components of different or alternative designs. Candle holders of the invention can also comprise decorative charms, which can be removably attached to the holder thereby allowing more design freedom to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Denise Aster
  • Patent number: 8465275
    Abstract: A candle with a smooth exterior surface is configured so that it has a size and shape to substantially fill a hollow interior of the receptacle. The receptacle has an open mouth and a hollow interior having a smooth surface. The smooth exterior surface of the candle and smooth interior surface of the receptacle are in contact and slide past each other upon inserting the candle into the hollow interior to seat the candle on a moveable platform that is near a base end of the receptacle. After the candle is partially burned so an outer end thereof is burned away and displaced from the open mouth of the receptacle, the platform is advanced inward to move the outer end of the candle towards the open mouth to reposition the displaced outer end nearby the open mouth of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Suzetta Vonzell
  • Patent number: 7841857
    Abstract: A self-extinguishing candle flame apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprises: a base; a post having opposing ends, at least a portion of the first end of the post is attached to the base; a pliable wax coil having opposing ends, at least a portion of the wax coil being situated upon the base, the wax coil forming a candle, the candle comprising an elongated wick being situated within the wax coil, at least a portion of the wick protruding from one end of the wax coil; and a self extinguishing device comprising at least two sections that form a clamp, at least a portion of each of the two sections being attached to a spring, each of the sections having opposing ends, the first end of each of the two sections comprises a head and the second end of each of the two sections comprises an arm, the first and second sections being connected at a joint, during a closed position, each of the heads contact one another and forms an extended rim with side walls and an aperture therebetween designed to receive a portio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Eclipse Home Decor, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Viggiani
  • Patent number: 7798808
    Abstract: An upwardly extending sectional candle is provided. The candle includes adjacent upper and lower wax sections stacked vertically relative to each other, each wax section having a thickness. The candle also includes a spacer formed from a non-flammable material. The spacer has a first surface, a second surface, and a thickness, wherein the first and second surfaces have a non-flat shape. The spacer contacts the upper wax section at the first surface and the lower wax section at the second surface. Each adjacent upper and lower wax section has a wick embedded in, and extending vertically through each wax section. The adjacent upper and lower wax sections are configured to be separated into individual wax sections at the spacer, thus exposing a like-new clean wax surface of the at least one of the upper and lower individual wax sections after the candle is separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Bruce Kleve
  • Patent number: 7607916
    Abstract: A self-extinguishing candle system includes a candle with a top surface. An exposed wick is situated on the top surface of the candle. A base is provided upon which the candle is mounted. A canister containing a non-flammable fluid under pressure is situated within the base. The spray nozzle on the canister is adapted, when actuated by the movement of a linear solenoid arm, to release the pressurized fluid contents of the canister. The released fluid from the canister is directed to the top of the candle by channels in the shell surrounding the candle to extinguish the flame. The solenoid is actuated after a predetermined time elapses, a safety temperature sensor is triggered and/or a tilt sensor is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Ramon Almodovar
  • Patent number: 7527494
    Abstract: A device to regulate the burning of a candle is provided using a passive extinguisher that requires no mechanical parts or human intervention. The device is formed as tongs that form, when closed, a hollow cylindrical extension that can securely hold a burning candle. When the burning candle burns into the cylindrical extension, the flame is extinguished by operation of oxygen deprivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Eclipse Home Decor, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Viggiani
  • Patent number: 7232550
    Abstract: A fluid-burning lamp that delivers a fragrance(s) and is aesthetically pleasing. The fluid-burning lamp includes a fragrance-dispensing element that contains a material that slowly melts and forms a liquid pool when the lamp is lit. The slow-melting material gives the fluid-burning lamp the appearance of a traditional wax candle, when the lamp is viewed from the top. Other elements of the fluid-burning lamp include a fluid container for holding a combustible fluid to be used as fuel for the burn, and a wick assembly containing a wick having a lower portion that extends into the combustible fluid. The fluid container for holding the combustible fluid may also hold various immersions, such as, for example, fruits, colored marbles, leaves, seeds, sprigs, or flowers, in order to provide the ultimate in flexibility for home d├ęcor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: TRI Tech Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Rodgers, Steven L. Fullerton, Jennifer M. Smith
  • Patent number: 6849240
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and a method for improving the delivery of volatiles from a burning candle by providing a stabilized laminar gas flow adjacent a volatile-containing molten pool, ensuring an enlarged molten pool by close regulation of thermal transfer between a monolithic candle mass and the surrounding atmosphere, and minimizing volatile loss through unregulated thermal gradients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: International Art and Science Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Nakatsu, Augustinus G. Van Loveren
  • Patent number: 6716026
    Abstract: A decorative candleholder and display apparatus for displaying a plurality of display articles in a display region. The apparatus incorporates, among other elements, a display, a display article, a cap, and a base. The display includes an inner wall and an outer wall. Each wall includes a bottom edge and a top edge. The inner wall is located within the outer wall thereby defining a display region therebetween. Various sizes of display regions accommodate a wide range of display articles including relatively thin articles such as photos, drawings, or needlework, or relatively thick articles such as dried flowers, seashells, quilting, and other three-dimensional articles. Variations on the apparatus include an integral cap and candleholder, a height adjustment system to raise and lower a candle support, and a flame elevation maintenance device including a candle sleeve, a candle compression device, and a plurality of sleeve retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Mary Kay Beougher
  • Patent number: 6688880
    Abstract: A wick extender is provided that may be used with candles that have such short wicks that the candles are not easily lightable. The wick extender includes a wick affixed to a rigid support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Randy Lee Pangle
  • Patent number: 6520770
    Abstract: The invention provides a candle holding device, which has an outer tubular member and an inner tubular member mounted on a base. The inner tubular member houses a light-emitting element such as a candle. The base of the candle holding device has light emitting elements such as LEDs and sound recording and/or producing devices, which are connected to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Cindy Zou
  • Patent number: 6468071
    Abstract: A prayer candle device includes a tubular body having a chamber provided therein, a consumable lighting element refillably disposed in the chamber including a wick mounted in the consumable lighting element, a holding device mounted in the chamber of the tubular body for holding. the consumable lighting element in position, and an adjusting device for maintaining a burning end of the wick of the consumable lighting. element at an upper position by sensing infrared radiation from a burning wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Cindy Zou
  • Patent number: 6371756
    Abstract: A wax candle (10) positioned below a wax reservoir (30), which is held in position above candle (10) by a wax reservoir support (20). While burning, the heat emitted from the flame of candle (10) causes the wax contained in reservoir (30) to slowly and continuous melt. This melted wax drips down from reservoir (30) into candle (10) and replenishes the wax used for combustion on the wick of candle (10). The rate of this replenishment and the flame size of candle (10) are self regulating, and in direct relationship with each other during cycle outlined below: An increase in flame size causes a subsequent increase in replenishment. An increase in replenishment causes a subsequent decrease in flame size. A decrease in flame size causes a subsequent decrease in replenishment. A decrease in replenishment causes a subsequent increase in flame size. And the cycle begins again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Todd Toohey
  • Publication number: 20020018976
    Abstract: A prayer candle device includes a tubular body having a chamber provided therein, a consumable lighting element refillably disposed in the chamber including a wick mounted in the consumable lighting element, a holding device mounted in the chamber of the tubular body for holding the consumable lighting element in position, and an adjusting device for maintaining a burning end of the wick of the consumable lighting element at an upper position by sensing infrared radiation from a burning wick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventor: Cindy Zou
  • Publication number: 20010029003
    Abstract: The invention provides a candle holding device, which has an outer tubular member and an inner tubular member mounted on a base. The inner tubular member houses a light-emitting element such as a candle. The base of the candle holding device has light emitting elements such as LEDs and sound recording and/or producing devices, which are connected to a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventor: Cindy Zou
  • Patent number: 6273710
    Abstract: A prayer candle device includes a tubular body having a chamber provided therein, a consumable lighting element refillably disposed in the chamber including a wick mounted in the consumable lighting element, a holding means mounted in the chamber of the tubular body for holding the consumable lighting element in position, and an adjusting means for maintaining a burning end of the wick of the consumable lighting element at an upper position. In such arrangement, the prayer candle device is capable of avoiding the malfunction of the operation caused by the burned consumable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Cindy Zou
  • Patent number: 6270341
    Abstract: A decorative candle holder for supporting a spring-loaded candle sleeve in an upright position. The holder comprises a shell forming a cavity therethrough, a base, an upper aperture, a lower aperture and feet. The lower aperture and the cavity are dimensioned for receiving the candle sleeve. In the preferred form, the upper aperture has a diameter slightly smaller than the diameter of the sleeve such that the tip of the sleeve rest within the upper aperture but does not extend therethrough. The bottom of the sleeve is frictionally secured within the lower aperture by preferably a flexible ring that is slidably engaged with the sleeve and is of sufficient thickness to snugly fit radially between the bottom of the sleeve and the walls of the lower aperture. Preferably, feet are attached to the bottom of the holder to further assist in supporting the holder in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Garcia Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Pete F. Garcia
  • Patent number: 6267584
    Abstract: A prayer candle device includes a tubular body having a chamber provided therein, a consumable lighting element refillably disposed in the chamber including a wick mounted in the consumable lighting element, a holding device mounted in the chamber of the tubular body for holding the consumable lighting element in position, and an adjusting device for maintaining a burning end of the wick of the consumable lighting element at an upper position. In such arrangement, the prayer candle device is capable of avoiding the malfunction of the operation caused by the burned consumable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventor: Cindy Zou
  • Patent number: 6261088
    Abstract: A flame cover device for use with mechanical candle holders, especially for use with candle holders in which the candle is spring-driven to the top of a tube as the candle is consumed. The apparatus may be removably disposed upon the top portion of the tube of the mechanical candle holder, where it remains motionless while the candle is burned by combustion, yet provides protection from and to the burning flame. A base of the device is engaged with the tube of the mechanical candle holder, with vents in the base providing adequate ventilation to the flame. A transparent shell extends up from the base to provide flame protection. A ring damper is provided for covering the vents in the base to assist the flame in windy conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Chace Candles, Inc.
    Inventor: William Robertson Butler
  • Patent number: 6171101
    Abstract: A decorative candle display including a non-opaque container of a defined geometrical shape and volume, and a heat-meltable, non-opaque candle placeable within this container. The candle has a defined geometrical shape which can be substantially complimentary to the shape of the container. Within the non-opaque gel of the candle are a plurality of image-producing gaseous cells and a conventional ignitable wick extending substantially there through with an exposed end for lighting. The density of the gel and the volume of the container are cooperatively correlated such that the volume of the container accommodates a sufficient quantity of water in which the candle will float upon introduction of this sufficient water quantity into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventors: Scott H. Freeman, Frank H. Asbury
  • Patent number: 4894008
    Abstract: A device is provided for containing a candle in liquid having a specific gravity greater than candle wax. The device comprises a reservoir assembly, adapted to hold fluid, operatively associated with a candle guide assembly. The reservoir assembly defines a first hollow cavity and includes first and second openings. The candle guide assembly, which includes one or more communication apertures, is adapted to receive and guide a candle supported by fluid fed through the communication apertures from the reservoir assembly. An outer edge of the candle guide assembly is fixedly mounted adjacent to the second opening such that the candle guide assembly is immovable relative to the reservoir assembly and a section of the candle guide assembly protrudes into the first hollow cavity of the reservoir assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Inventor: Sun Lee
  • 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: 4755135
    Abstract: A candle in the form of a wax body with an embedded or replaceable wick is supported by a spring within a tubular outer casing which has a thermally-insulating lining. A thermally-insulating cover extends across the upper end of the tubular outer casing and the wick extends through an aperture in the cover. Thermally conducting wires extend from the aperture in the cover to conduct heat to the periphery of the candle body below the cover to ensure uniform melting of the wax which flows through apertures in the cover. As the candle burns the spring urges the candle body upwards towards the cover to maintain the burning wick at a generally constant height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Inventor: Wai-Shi Kwok
  • Patent number: 4681534
    Abstract: An upstanding tubular candle holder is provided in which to receive a consumable candle. The upper end of the tubular candle holder is tapered and defines an upper opening of a diameter slightly smaller than the diameter of the candle to be used within the holder. The interior of the holder receives a consumable candle and spring structure is provided for upwardly yieldingly biasing the candle to a position with the upper end thereof abutted against the inner surfaces of the holder disposed about the opening and with the wick of the candle projecting through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Inventors: Robert W. Schenke, Reynold A. Schenke
  • Patent number: 4680683
    Abstract: A tubular conversion cartridge is provided for the outer tubular member of a self-feeding consumable candle holder and may be utilized to replace the consumable candle follower and guide sleeve within the outer tubular member of the holder in order to convert the holder into an electrically actuated simulated candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Inventors: Robert W. Schenke, Reynold A. Schenke
  • 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: 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: 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: 4102323
    Abstract: A heater for butter and the like is disclosed, which includes a tubular cylindrical housing, preferably of sheet metal, flared at the upper end for retention of a cup-shaped receptacle whose contents are to be heated. The housing is elevated on and supported by a plurality of strips the lower ends of which extend downwardly and outwardly and provide legs, and the upper ends of which extend upwardly and outwardly and provide handles. A plurality of openings are provided in the wall of the housing for access of air to the interior. A vertically movable heater support is provided in the interior of the housing having a base portion and an upright arm with a threaded stud extending outwardly through aligned slots in one of the strips and in the housing wall with a nut accessible on the exterior for locking the base portion at the desired adjusted position of elevation. The base portion supports a cup, preferably of metal, for a candle employed for supplying heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Inventor: Peter G. Pritz
  • Patent number: 4087236
    Abstract: A passive device for automatically feeding a candle to a fixed support ring is mounted upon a base member. A lower drive ring is urged upwardly to force the candle against the fixed support ring by a weight ring. The weight ring is linked to the lower drive ring by flexible linkages which are looped over plural pulley-like guideways secured to the fixed suport such that the weight of the ring urges the candle upwardly. The upward movement of the candle ceases when the candle is burned out and the lower drive ring engages the fixed support ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Inventor: Chace D. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 4084086
    Abstract: Solid fuel lamp comprises closed vessel carrying solid fuel with a tubular wick holder extending upward out of the top of the closed vessel. Its lower end extends adjacent the bottom of the vessel. The wick holder is slotted and carries a wick from the region of the fuel to above the top of the vessel. Upon application of a lighting flame to the top of the wick, the fuel in the wick is liquefied and vaporized and burns. The heat from the flame is conducted down the tube and melts the solid fuel in the wick and adjacent the tubular wick holder. A continuous supply of liquid fuel is provided to the wick. The solid fuel cartridge is mounted in a lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1978
    Inventor: David Bandel