Light including an electro-optical “photonic” selector switch

  • US 7,549,766 B2
  • Filed: 08/23/2006
  • Issued: 06/23/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/23/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A light comprising:

  • a housing;

    a rotatable selector disposed in an opening in said housing and both rotatably and axially movable in the opening in said housing, said rotatable selector including a member rotatable therewith for providing an indication of the rotational position of said rotatable selector;

    wherein one of said housing and said rotatable selector has a projection that engages one or more recesses in the other of said housing and said rotatable selector when said rotatable selector is in an axial position proximate said housing, and wherein the projection does not engage the one or more recesses when said rotatable selector is in an axial position distal said housing; and

    a spring biasing said rotatable selector axially towards said housing,wherein said rotatable selector must be pulled away from said housing against the bias of said spring to disengage the projection from the one or more recesses and to rotate said rotatable selector.

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