Title:
Fruit shaped candle
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A fruit shaped and scented candle for decorative purposes to remind users of various fruits before and during use thereof. The wick of the candle serves as a stem of the fruit. The following fruits are represented: pear, orange, apricot, apple, cherry, cranberry, plum, tangerine, Rambutan, grapefruit, Fijian dwarf coconut, Abiu, Akee, spodillas, sweet-sop, mangosteen, longan, papaya, guava, mabolo, candlenut, litchi, pummelo, star apple, passionfruit, macadamia nut, Durian, jaboticaba, corossolier, jackfruit, starfruit, waterapple, acerola, pitaya, peach, nectarine, and grape.



Inventors:
Carl Jr., Robinson E. (Monroe, LA, US)
Application Number:
09/729942
Publication Date:
06/06/2002
Filing Date:
12/06/2000
Assignee:
ROBINSON CARL E.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
C11C5/00; (IPC1-7): F23D3/16
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Primary Examiner:
COCKS, JOSIAH C
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Richard C. Litman (Alexandria, VA, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A fruit shaped and scented candle comprising: a candle resembling in color, shape and scent of a fruit; and a colored wick resembling a stem of the fruit; whereby the scented and fruit shaped candle can be displayed as a decorative element.

2. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of peach, plum, and nectarine.

3. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting from pear and apple.

4. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of grapefruit and orange.

5. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of apricot and tangerine.

6. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of cherry and grape.

7. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group of strawberry and cranberry.

8. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of Rambutan and Fijian dwarf coconut.

9. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of Abiu and Akee.

10. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of spodillas and sweet-sop.

11. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of mangosteen and mango.

12. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of longan and papaya.

13. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of guava and mabolo.

14. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of candlenut and macadamia nut.

15. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of litchi and pummelo.

16. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of star apple and red passionfruit.

17. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of Durian and jaboticaba.

18. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of corossolier fruit and jackfruit.

19. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of starfruit and waterapple.

20. The fruit shaped and scented candle according to claim 1, wherein the fruit is selected from the group consisting of acerola and red pitaya.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates generally to illumination devices. More specifically, the invention is a line of decorative scented and simulated fruit candles.

[0003] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0004] The related art of interest describes various candles, but none describes the assortment of universally known fruit candles. There is a need for a candle which resembles a fruit, including the wick simulating the stem, and dispenses an odor typical of that specific fruit. The related art will be discussed in the order of perceived relevance to the present invention.

[0005] U.S. Design Pat. No. 302,315 issued on Jul. 18, 1989, to Michael C. Lam describes a pair of linked apple-shaped candles connected by a common wick. The apple candles are flattened. The candle combination is distinguishable for its common wick, the flattened apple candles, and the lack of any scenting.

[0006] U.S. Design Pat. No. 375,178 issued on Oct. 29, 1996, to Earle R. Vickery describes a chili ristra-shaped candle comprising a candle shaped as a group of chili peppers. The candle is distinguishable for its unique structure of strung peppers and the lack of any color or scenting.

[0007] U.S. Pat. No. 5,578,089 issued on Nov. 26, 1996, to Mohamed Elsamaloty describes a clear gel candle (no drawings) which can be colored or scented with fragrances. The candle is distinguishable for its lack of any distinctive shapes.

[0008] U.S. Design Pat. No. 115,947 issued on Aug. 1, 1939, to Lester F. Wilson describes a spherical dimpled candle with a centered wick and a flat bottom. The candle is distinguishable for its lack of description as to what object it resembles and whether it is scented.

[0009] U.S. Pat. No. 2,974,509 issued on Mar. 14, 1961, to Aladar J. Penke describes an artistic candle having petals, a corolla and a base. The petals open up as the candle burns. The candle is distinguishable for its limitation to a flower.

[0010] U.S. Pat. No. 5,871,553 issued on Feb. 16, 1999, to Laura A. Spaulding describes a fragrance-carrier composition for use in tart candles by pouring into the reservoir of the candle comprising a hydrogenated polyisoalkene such as a hydrogenated polyisobutene. The disclosure does not suggest any fruit-shaped candles.

[0011] U.S. Pat. No. 5,964,905 issued on Oct. 12, 1999, to William R. Camp et al. describes a scented candle gel composition which is flash proof comprising a triblock copolymer and a hydrcarbon oil. The disclosure does not suggest any fruit-shaped candles.

[0012] U.S. Pat. No. 6,056,541 issued on May 2, 2000, to David Gerszewski describes a candle shaped with two opposing flat sides with a centered hole and having double wicks which traverse the interior as one continuous wick. The disclosure does not suggest any fruit-shaped candles.

[0013] U.K. Patent Application No. 2,196,017 A published on Apr. 20, 1988, for Chun B. M. Lam describes candles with varying shapes such as flat vertical sides and open central regions, and optic fibre wicks exposed by the openings. The disclosure does not suggest any fruit-shaped candles.

[0014] None of the above inventions and patents, taken either singularly or in combination, is seen to describe the instant invention as claimed. Thus, a fruit shaped and scented candle providing a reminiscent revelation is desired.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0015] The present invention is directed to a line of scented and simulated fruit candles. The assortment of candles have the appearance and characteristic odor of a specific fruit complete with a wick which simulates the stem. These simulated fruit candles are especially suited for display as decorative devices.

[0016] Accordingly, it is a principal object of the invention to provide a decorative candle.

[0017] It is another object of the invention to provide a decorative candle which resembles a specific fruit.

[0018] It is a further object of the invention to provide a fruit shaped candle which has a characteristic odor of the specific fruit.

[0019] Still another object of the invention is to provide a fruit shaped candle having a wick resembling a stem.

[0020] It is an object of the invention to provide improved elements and arrangements thereof for the purposes described which is inexpensive, dependable and fully effective in accomplishing its intended purposes.

[0021] These and other objects of the present invention will become readily apparent upon further review of the following specification and drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0022] FIG. 1 is an environmental, elevational view of a strawberry scented candle shaped and colored like a strawberry on a base according to the present invention.

[0023] FIG. 2 is an elevational view of a scented pear candle.

[0024] FIG. 3 is an elevational view of a scented orange candle.

[0025] FIG. 4 is an elevational view of a scented apricot candle.

[0026] FIG. 5 is an elevational view of a scented apple candle.

[0027] FIG. 6 is an elevational view of a scented cherry candle.

[0028] FIG. 7 is an elevational view of a scented cranberry candle.

[0029] FIG. 8 is an elevational view of a scented plum candle.

[0030] FIG. 9 is an elevational view of a scented tangerine candle.

[0031] FIG. 10 is an elevational view of a scented Rambutan candle.

[0032] FIG. 11 is an elevational view of a scented grapefruit candle.

[0033] FIG. 12 is an elevational view of a scented Fijian dwarf coconut candle.

[0034] FIG. 13 is an elevational view of a scented Abiu candle.

[0035] FIG. 14 is an elevational view of a scented Akee candle.

[0036] FIG. 15 is an elevational view of a scented spodillas candle.

[0037] FIG. 16 is an elevational view of a scented sweet-sop candle.

[0038] FIG. 17 is an elevational view of a scented mangosteen candle.

[0039] FIG. 18 is an elevational view of a scented longan candle.

[0040] FIG. 19 is an elevational view of a scented papaya candle.

[0041] FIG. 20 is an elevational view of a scented guava candle.

[0042] FIG. 21 is an elevational view of a scented mabolo candle

[0043] FIG. 22 is an elevational view of a scented candlenut candle.

[0044] FIG. 23 is an elevational view of a scented mango candle.

[0045] FIG. 24 is an elevational view of a scented litchi or lychee candle.

[0046] FIG. 25 is an elevational view of a scented pummelo candle.

[0047] FIG. 26 is an elevational view of a scented star apple candle.

[0048] FIG. 27 is an elevational view of a scented red passionfruit candle.

[0049] FIG. 28 is an elevational view of a scented macadamia nut candle.

[0050] FIG. 29 is an elevational view of a scented Durian candle.

[0051] FIG. 30 is an elevational view of a scented jaboticaba candle.

[0052] FIG. 31 is an elevational view of a scented corossolier fruit candle.

[0053] FIG. 32 is an elevational view of a scented jackfruit candle.

[0054] FIG. 33 is an elevational view of a scented starfruit candle.

[0055] FIG. 34 is an elevational view of a scented waterapple candle.

[0056] FIG. 35 is an elevational view of a scented acerola candle.

[0057] FIG. 36 is an elevational view of a scented red pitaya candle.

[0058] FIG. 37 is an elevational view of a scented peach candle.

[0059] FIG. 38 is an elevational view of a scented nectarine candle.

[0060] FIG. 39 is an elevational view of a scented bunch of grapes candle.

[0061] Similar reference characters denote corresponding features consistently throughout the attached drawings.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0062] The present invention is directed to decorative candles which duplicate a particular fruit and its scent. Most of the fruits are common in the United States, but some are native to countries such as South America, Malaysia and India.

[0063] FIG. 1 illustrates a red strawberry scented candle 10 shaped like a strawberry with its wick colored and wick 12 resembling a stem, seeded surface 14, and sepals 16 on a base or candlestick holder 18 according to the present invention. The depiction of the base 18 will be omitted in the following embodiments for the sake of clarity to show the entire fruit.

[0064] The candle bodies are basically paraffin with the dried fruit scent particles and colored dye added. The wick can also have the dried fruit scent particles and a brown or green color for simulating a stem. It should be noted that the drawings of each fruit which vary greatly in actual size are not drawn to scale.

[0065] FIG. 2 shows a scented pear candle 20 having its characteristic shape and colored yellow, red and/or green.

[0066] FIG. 3 depicts a scented orange candle 22.

[0067] FIG. 4 illustrates a scented apricot candle 24.

[0068] FIG. 5 shows a scented apple candle 26 which can have colors ranging from yellow (golden delicious) to green (Roman) to red.

[0069] FIG. 6 depicts a scented cherry candle 28 having a red color which can vary from a bright red to a dark red color.

[0070] FIG. 7 shows a scented red cranberry candle 30.

[0071] FIG. 8 illustrates a scented plum candle 32 having a dark red or purple color.

[0072] FIG. 9 depicts a scented tangerine candle 34 having an orange speckled color.

[0073] FIG. 10 shows a scented Rambutan candle 36 having fleshy hair 37, a peel which turns from green to yellow to red on ripening, and is indigenous to Malaysia.

[0074] FIG. 11 is a view of a scented grapefruit candle 38 having a yellow color.

[0075] FIG. 12 illustrates a scented Fijian dwarf coconut candle 40 resembling a coconut in shape and color but is smaller in size.

[0076] FIG. 13 depicts a scented Abiu candle 42 which is round and has a yellow color. The fruit comes from the Amazon area of South America.

[0077] FIG. 14 shows a scented Akee candle 44 which is pear-shaped with three lobes and has a yellow color flushed with bright scarlet.

[0078] FIG. 15 is a view of a scented spodillas candle 46. The sapodillas fruit being one of the sweetest fruits has a molasses-like taste. The peel is brown and the flesh is light brown.

[0079] FIG. 16 illustrates a scented sweet-sop or sugar apple candle 48 having a thick yellowish-green scaly rind 49 and shining black seeds. The fruit comes from tropical American trees.

[0080] FIG. 17 depicts a scented mangosteen candle 50 having a dark purple colored thick rind marked by a yellowish resin and sepals 51. The fruit is similar to a Japanese persimmon, and grown in Malaysia and East India. The flesh has a peach and pineapple flavor.

[0081] FIG. 18 shows a scented longan candle 52 which is similar in color to a litchi with a bumpy rind surface 53.

[0082] FIG. 19 is a view of a scented papaya candle 54 which has a size similar to a large squash and a color which turns from green to yellow to orange as the fruit ripens.

[0083] FIG. 20 illustrates a scented guava candle 56 which has a yellowish-green color and can be either round or pear-shaped.

[0084] FIG. 21 depicts a scented mabolo candle 58. The persimmon-like fruit has varied coloring running from pink, brownish, yellow, orange to a purple-red skin. The mabolo has a strong, unpleasant, cheese-like odor.

[0085] FIG. 22 shows a scented candlenut candle 60 which resembles a peach in shape.

[0086] FIG. 23 is a view of a scented mango candle 62 which has a yellowish-red color and an oval shape.

[0087] FIG. 24 illustrates a scented litchi or lychee candle 64 with its bumpy skin 65 has a bright red color and the fruit is indigenous to China.

[0088] FIG. 25 shows a scented pummelo candle 66. The pummelo is the largest of the citrus fruits and can have either a white or a red flesh.

[0089] FIG. 26 depicts a scented star apple or caimito candle 68 which is round and approximately the size of a baseball.

[0090] FIG. 27 is a view of a scented red passionfruit candle 70 which is round and reddish in color.

[0091] FIG. 28 illustrates a scented macadamia nut candle 72 which is green in color and spherical in shape with a pointed bottom.

[0092] FIG. 29 depicts a scented Durian candle 74 which is large green, oval shaped with a prickly rind 75, and has an offensive odor, but the fruit is enjoyed by Malaysians.

[0093] FIG. 30 shows a scented jaboticaba candle 76 which has a dark purple color and grape-like in appearance.

[0094] FIG. 31 is a view of a scented corossolier fruit candle 78 which has a yellowish-red color and tiny spikes 79. The corossolier fruit is related to the sweet-sop, but is much larger.

[0095] FIG. 32 illustrates a scented jackfruit candle 80 which has a pale green rind color with thousands of sharp hexagonal spines 81. The jackfruit has a large oblong or pear-shaped size as being related to breadfruits.

[0096] FIG. 33 shows a scented starfruit candle 82. The starfruit has a characteristic rippled surface 83.

[0097] FIG. 34 depicts a scented waterapple candle 84. The Southeast Asia fruit has a coloring which varies from pale green to ruby red and is pear-shaped.

[0098] FIG. 35 is a view of a scented acerola candle 86 which is shaped and colored bright red like a cherry with three lobes. The fruit is native to the West Indies.

[0099] FIG. 36 shows a scented red pitaya candle 88 with its irregular projections 90. The tropical fruit has its flesh speckled with seeds which can be scented.

[0100] FIG. 37 depicts a scented peach candle 92. The peach has a furry surface and a longitudinal crevice.

[0101] FIG. 38 illustrates a scented nectarine candle 94. The nectarine has been hybridized from a peach to have a smooth skin and a smaller size.

[0102] FIG. 39 is a view of a bunch of grapes 96 having colors which vary from green to yellow to red.

[0103] Other suitable fruits not depicted are pineapple, banana, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, pomegranate, persimmon, lemon, carambola, lime, and the like. Thus, a scented and fruit shaped array of candles has been shown, which are both decorative and sentimentally reminiscent of the user's favorite fruits.

[0104] It is to be understood that the present invention is not limited to the embodiments described above, but encompasses any and all embodiments within the scope of the following claims.