Candle having a planar wick and method of and equipment for making same

  • US 9,410,696 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2012
  • Issued: 08/09/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A candle or candle apparatus, comprising:

  • a body of a meltable fuel; and

    a planar wick provided in the body, the planar wick comprising a material selected from the group consisting of a wood, wood product, semi-wood composition, and wood-like material;


    the planar wick has a height dimension, a width dimension, and a thickness dimension;

    the height dimension is greater than the width dimension and extends from a base of the candle or candle apparatus to a top surface of the body of meltable fuel;

    the width dimension is greater than the thickness dimension;

    the thickness dimension of the planar wick is 0.019 to 0.23 inches;

    the planar wick comprises cellulose and lignin;

    the planar wick comprises generally straight grains and the meltable fuel flows substantially in the height dimension through the planar wick; and

    the candle or candle apparatus emits an acoustic crackling sound when lit.

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