Miniature flashlight

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6523973
SERIAL NO

09769160

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A miniature flashlight consists of a housing, a light emitting diode (LED), a pair of batteries, and a flexible cover and a contact clip that acts as a switch. The LED has a head portion and two contact arms. One of the contact arms is shorter than the other and is displaced at a slight angle relative to the longer contact arm. The LED is received in a seat formed in the housing with the head portion of the diode received in an aperture in the side wall of the housing. The longer contact arm is captured in a channel formed in the bottom wall. The shorter contact arm rests on a shoulder that forms part of the LED seat. A pair of coin cell batteries are received within another seat formed in housing. The lower battery sits on top of the longer contact arm captured in the channel of the bottom wall. A resilient plastic cover is assembled with the housing to maintain the diode and the batteries within the housing. The first end of the contact clip is frictionally engaged in the walls of the seat within the housing and engages the second contact of the diode, while the opposing second end is disposed in spaced relation over the upper surface contact of the upper battery. The cover is selectively depressible, i.e. deformable, to selectively move the second end of the contact strip into electrical communication with the upper surface of the upper battery to energize the diode.

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NITE IZE INC5660 CENTRAL AVENUE BOULDER CO 80301

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Galli, Robert D 8176 Horseshoe Bend La., Las Vegas, NV 89113 92 1668

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