BATTERY-CONSERVING FLASHLIGHT AND METHOD THEREOF

  • US 20140104822A1
  • Filed: 12/15/2013
  • Published: 04/17/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A flashlight comprising:

  • a body having a first end and a second end, the first end including an illumination source and the second end including an opening for accessing an interior of the body;

    at least one battery disposed in the body via the opening in the second end, the at least one battery coupled to and configured for powering the illumination source;

    a controller disposed in the body configured to determine if the body is in motion, wherein if the body is not in motion for a first predetermined period of time, the controller decouples the at least one battery from the illumination source to conserve energy in the at least one battery; and

    a visual indicator disposed on an exterior surface of the body, wherein the controller activates the visual indicator after a second predetermined period of time of no motion, the second predetermined period of time being less than the first predetermined period of time.

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