05642932 is referenced by 59 patents and cites 144 patents.

Flashlights are provided with a mode of operation enabling switching at a thumb area of a human hand while retaining that flashlight with fingers of that human hand during switching of that flashlight at that thumb area. The flashlight has a battery barrel provided with a tail-end switch. That battery barrel is also provided with a reduced diameter portion spaced from that tail-end switch, and with a retention element projecting from that reduced diameter portion for engagement by at least one of the fingers of the human hand during switching of the flashlight at the thumb area.

Title
Combat-oriented flashlight
Application Number
8/361755
Publication Number
5642932
Application Date
December 22, 1994
Publication Date
July 1, 1997
Inventor
John Wallace Matthews
Corona del Mar
CA, US
Agent
Benoit Law Corporation
Assignee
Laser Products Corporation
CA, US
IPC
F21L 7/00
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