• US 20110019422A1
  • Filed: 08/06/2010
  • Published: 01/27/2011
  • 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;

    a drive mechanism generating a time varying electromagnetic field that extends into the interior space;

    a pendulum member pivotally mounted within the interior space of the housing, the pendulum member including a magnet or ferrous tag on a first end positioned proximate to the drive mechanism, whereby the magnet or ferrous tag interacts with the time varying electromagnetic field, wherein the pendulum member further includes a flame silhouette element extending from a second end of the pendulum member; and

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

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