Patents Represented by Attorney Michael Hurey
  • Patent number: 6160355
    Abstract: A lamp control circuit for use in a flashlight having a power supply and a light bulb. The lamp control circuit includes oscillator means selectively applying power to the light bulb for turning the bulb on and off at one of a plurality of a selectable frequencies, voltage indicator means coupled to the power supply for indicating to a user when the voltage level of the power supply falls below a pre-determined level and dimmer means coupled between the light bulb and the power supply for reducing the amount of electrical current supplied to the light bulb. The control circuit is mounted on a circuit board which is configured to indicate to the circuit the number and voltage of the batteries which are used to power the flashlight. An alternative embodiment may also include a light emitting diode for use when the battery voltage is insufficient to meet the threshold voltage of the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Vincent M. Yee