Levitation mechanism for imitation candle devices

  • US 10,931,211 B2
  • Filed: 04/12/2017
  • Issued: 02/23/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/12/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An imitation candle system, comprising:

  • a base including a cover and a plurality of magnetic coils operable to generate a magnetic field, andan imitation candle device that comprises;

    a body including a top surface, the top surface including an opening;

    a flame element having an upper portion shaped to mimic a flame of a candle and to protrude out of the opening;

    a first magnet arranged within the body, the first magnet having a same polarity as the magnetic field generated by the magnetic coils such that the imitation candle device is operable to levitate above the base; and

    a magnetic component at a lower portion of the flame element, the magnetic component operable to interact with the magnetic field, to cause movement of the flame element.

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