Multi-switch flashlight

  • US 7,393,120 B2
  • Filed: 09/25/2007
  • Issued: 07/01/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A flashlight comprising:

  • an elongated member for housing a power source, the member having a front end and a tail end at an opposite end of the member, and a side wall between the front end and the tail end and wherein the member comprises a head and a tail cap;

    the member further housing a light emitting source and a three-way switch circuit connecting the power source to the light emitting source;

    the three-way switch circuit having a first three-way switch located on the side wall, wherein the first three-way switch is closer towards the front end of the member than the tail end, and a second three-way switch located on the tail end, wherein the three-way switch circuit allows the flashlight to be turned on using the first three-way switch and turned off using the second three-way switch and vice versa, and wherein at least one of the first three-way switch and the second three-way switch includes a momentary on function;

    the first three-way switch being a side switch and the second three-way switch being a tail switch;

    the first three-way switch and the second three-way switch both including an electrical connection with the three-way switch circuit, the first three-way switch and the second three-way switch acting to open and close the three-way switch circuit between the battery and the light emitting source;

    the power source being a rechargeable battery;

    a first spring extending from the location of the first three-way switch to the rechargeable battery and a second spring between the rechargeable battery and the tail end of the member;

    the side wall having an inner surface and an outer surface relative to the member; and

    an electrical connection directed from the battery to an electrical contact on the light emitting source, andwherein the member defines a length from the tail end to the front end, and wherein the first three-way switch is on the side wall located approximately ⅔

    of the length of the flashlight from the tail end.

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