07172313 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 13 patents.

A flashlight having a non-conductive housing, an electric power source, a light source, and two nodes disposed on external surfaces of the non-conductive housing, wherein the flashlight is adapted to allow electric current to flow from the power source through the light source when both of the two nodes are abutted by a user's hand, activating the flashlight without further manipulation required by the user. Inadvertent activation of the flashlight is minimized by including a protruding rib between the nodes or by disposing the nodes on different sides of the flashlight.

Title
Touch sensitive flashlight
Application Number
11/49022
Publication Number
7172313 (B2)
Application Date
February 2, 2005
Publication Date
February 6, 2007
Inventor
Craig Allen White
Chicago
IL, US
Steven Michael Schennum
Plainfield
IL, US
Thomas Michael McKeon
Wheaton
IL, US
Satyajit Deb
Bolingbrook
IL, US
Jeremy Aaron Abel
Roselle
IL, US
Agent
Sean Mellino
D Peter Hochberg
Assignee
Creata Retail
HK
IPC
F21V 23/04
F21L 4/04
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