US 9,810,426 B2
Smart candle platform and system
Eric David Bauswell, Eldridge, IA (US); Danny Ray Wafler, San Jose, CA (US); and Jamie Bianchini, Minden, NV (US)
Assigned to LuDela, Inc., Minden, NV (US)
Filed by LuDela, Inc., Minden, NV (US)
Filed on Mar. 7, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/452,704.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/304,628, filed on Mar. 7, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/396,769, filed on Sep. 19, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0254532 A1, Sep. 7, 2017
Int. Cl. F23D 3/16 (2006.01); F23D 3/02 (2006.01); F23Q 3/00 (2006.01); F23Q 23/10 (2006.01); F23N 1/00 (2006.01); F23D 3/26 (2006.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H01L 35/32 (2006.01)
CPC F23D 3/02 (2013.01) [F23D 3/26 (2013.01); F23N 1/005 (2013.01); F23Q 3/00 (2013.01); F23Q 23/10 (2013.01); H04L 12/282 (2013.01); F23D 2200/00 (2013.01); H01L 35/32 (2013.01); H04L 2012/2841 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A living flame candle platform formed to emulate a traditional pillar candle in appearance comprising:
a) an outer shell having a hollow interior connecting an upper end and a lower end wherein a rim is positioned around the interior of the upper end to form a first opening;
b) an inner cover having a hollow interior connecting an upper end and an open lower end wherein the upper end forms a generally flat plateau having an annular opening therein, wherein the inner cover is positioned within the first opening of the outer shell;
c) a top cover configured with an aperture, the top cover positioned in the interior of the outer shell upper end under the rim, wherein the top cover aperture and the inner cover main aperture are aligned to form an annular opening from the top cover aperture to the bottom of the inner cover;
d) a candle delivery assembly positioned in the annular opening of the inner cover, the candle delivery assembly further comprising:
1) a feeder tube having an upper end with an aperture formed therein and a lower end formed as an annular opening;
2) a solid wax candle having a top end and a bottom end with a wick partially embedded therein, the solid wax candle positioned in the annular opening of the feeder tube with the exposed wick of the solid wax candle positioned at the top end of the solid wax candle and within the aperture of the feeder tube proximate the top cover aperture;
3) a spring having an upper end and a lower end, the spring interiorly positioned within the lower end of the feeder tube with the upper end against the lower end of the solid wax candle; and,
4) a candle pusher having an upper portion and a lower portion; and,
e) a base adapted for cooperative engagement with the lower end of the outer shell, the lower end of the inner cover and upon which the lower end of the candle delivery assembly may rest to enclose the candle delivery assembly and the inner cover within the outer shell, wherein the upper portion of the candle pusher is positioned against the lower end of the spring and the lower portion of the candle pusher rests against the base to drive the solid wax candle forward as the lit wick uses the wax during operation.