US 9,810,411 B2
Pistol mounted light and operation thereof
Robert D. Galli, North Kingstown, RI (US); and Christopher J. O'Brien, Wakefield, RI (US)
Assigned to EMISSIVE ENERGY CORP., North Kingstown, RI (US)
Filed by Emissive Energy Corp., North Kingstown, RI (US)
Filed on Aug. 22, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/242,917.
Application 15/242,917 is a continuation of application No. 14/599,474, filed on Jan. 17, 2015, granted, now 9,435,522.
Application 14/599,474 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/401,401, previously published as PCT/US2013/041644, filed on May 17, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/648,134, filed on May 17, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0356468 A1, Dec. 8, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F21V 23/04 (2006.01); F21V 23/00 (2015.01); F41G 1/36 (2006.01); F21V 21/088 (2006.01); F41G 1/35 (2006.01); F41G 11/00 (2006.01); F21L 4/00 (2006.01); F21V 29/70 (2015.01); F21V 33/00 (2006.01); F41G 1/34 (2006.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01); F21W 131/40 (2006.01)
CPC F21V 23/0414 (2013.01) [F21L 4/005 (2013.01); F21V 21/0885 (2013.01); F21V 23/003 (2013.01); F21V 29/70 (2015.01); F21V 33/008 (2013.01); F41G 1/35 (2013.01); F41G 1/36 (2013.01); F41G 11/003 (2013.01); F21V 23/0421 (2013.01); F21W 2131/40 (2013.01); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08); F41G 1/34 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A flashlight comprising:
a housing having a light source disposed at a first forward end thereof and further having a switching mechanism disposed at a second rearward end thereof, said housing having a longitudinal axis extending between said first and second ends thereof;
said switching mechanism including a rearward facing switch having an actuation axis extending in a direction parallel to said longitudinal axis of said housing and said switching mechanism further having an L-shaped paddle actuator,
said paddle actuator having a paddle portion with an outwardly facing pad surface at one end thereof, said paddle actuator further having an actuator arm portion at an opposing end thereof, said paddle actuator being mounted on a hinge pin which has an axis extending in a direction perpendicular to said longitudinal axis of said housing, whereby said paddle portion extends rearwardly from said hinge pin in a plane which runs parallel to said longitudinal axis of said housing,
said actuator arm portion projecting inwardly from said paddle portion adjacent to said hinge pin, said actuator arm portion projecting inwardly in a plane which extends in a direction perpendicular to said longitudinal axis of said housing, said actuator arm portion having a terminal end portion adjacent to said rearward facing switch,
said paddle actuator being hingeably movable about said hinge pin whereby said paddle portion pivots inwardly and said terminal end portion of said actuator arm portion pivots forwardly to engage and actuate said rearward facing switch in a direction parallel to said longitudinal axis of said housing,
said rearward facing switch being actuable for operation of said light source among a plurality of operating conditions including at least an on condition and an off condition.