Miniature flashlight

  • US 6,170,960 B1
  • Filed: 05/05/1999
  • Issued: 01/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/06/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A flashlight powered by at least one battery, comprising:

  • a barrel for retaining one or more batteries, said barrel having first and second ends;

    a lamp bulb positioned at the first end of said barrel;

    a head assembly removably mounted on the first end of said barrel for retaining a reflector and a lens in a mutually fixed relationship, said head assembly being controllably translatable along said barrel in response to rotation thereof with respect to said barrel;

    a tail cap at said second end of said barrel;

    wherein relative motion of said head assembly in the axial direction away from said barrel separates said head assembly from said barrel to expose said lamp bulb and provide for a dispersion of light when said head assembly is removed from said barrel, and said head assembly is adapted to receive said tail cap when said head assembly is removed from said barrel.

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