KINETIC FLAME DEVICE

  • US 20100079999A1
  • Filed: 07/21/2009
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for simulating a flame, comprising:

  • a housing including an interior space with a first stage and a second stage;

    a drive mechanism generating a time varying electromagnetic field that extends into the first stage;

    a first stage pendulum member pivotally mounted within the interior space of the first stage, the first stage pendulum member including a first magnet on a first end and a second magnet on an second end, wherein the first end of the first stage pendulum member is positioned proximate to the drive mechanism, whereby the first magnet interacts with the time varying electromagnetic field;

    a second stage pendulum member pivotally mounted within the interior space of the second stage, the second stage pendulum member including a magnet on a first end positioned proximate to the second end of the first stage pendulum member, wherein the second stage pendulum member further includes a flame silhouette element extending from a second end of the second stage pendulum member; and

    a light source adapted to selectively transmit light onto the flame silhouette element.

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