Rechargeable portable light with multiple charging systems

  • US 6,563,269 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2000
  • Issued: 05/13/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/06/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A rechargeable portable or fixed light, comprising:

  • a housing member having an opening for the emission of light;

    at least one charging means;

    an electronic output circuit for providing power for and control of the emission of light, said circuit located within said housing member;

    at least one super capacitor for power storage, said super capacitor charged by said charging means, a voltage limiting circuit for charging said super capacitor interposed between said super capacitor and said charging means, at least one light emitting diode (LED) positioned near the opening in said housing member, and a switch interposed between said capacitor and said electronic output circuit, said switch being open when the capacitor is charging and closed when power is delivered from said capacitor to said output electronic circuit and said at least one LED.

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