Compact flashlight

  • US 7,866,841 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2009
  • Issued: 01/11/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of operating a flashlight having a plurality of operating modes including a high intensity light mode, a low intensity light mode and a strobe light mode, the flashlight having a user-operated switch having a long throw latching the flashlight on and off and a shorter throw cycling the flashlight through one or more of the plurality of operating modes, and logic circuits responsive to the switch and providing a selection of any one of the plurality of operating modes, wherein said method comprises:

  • turning on the flashlight with a first long throw and release of the switch and latching the flashlight on in a high intensity light mode with the long throw and release of the switch;

    providing a first electrical pulse to the logic circuits with a short throw and release the switch;

    switching from the high intensity light mode to a low intensity light mode with the first electrical pulse;

    providing a second electrical pulse to the logic circuits with a short throw and release of the switch; and

    switching from the low intensity light mode to a strobe light mode with the second electrical pulse.

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