ApplicationNo. 285734 filed on 12/16/1988
US Classes:362/191, With or comprising mounting means248/288.31, Ball and socket type362/190, With support362/476, Headlight support403/122, Universal ball and socket403/141Divided socket-type coupling
ExaminersPrimary: Lazarus, Ira S.
Assistant: Hagarman, Sue
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassF21V 033/00
AbstractA flashlight holder clamp assembly having a mounting bracket which contains an elastomeric substantially spherical gripping member having a centrally disposed cylindrical channel therein for receiving a portion of the barrel of a small flashlight. The gripping member also defines a plurality of uniformly spaced longitudinal slots which communicated along their inner ends with the central channel so as to allow the gripping member to be uniformly constricted by the mounting bracket upon clamping the flashlight holder clamp assembly to a tubular member, such as a bicycle handlebar. The end of the flashlight holder clamp assembly which contains the spherical gripping member has four apertures formed therein to accommodate the portions of the flashlight barrel projecting outwardly from the spherical gripping member and allowing the flashlight to be directed in any one of four general directions, either perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the bicycle handlebars or in a direction along the longitudinal direction of the bicycle handlebars. The lower portion of the flashlight holder clamp assembly defines a pair of cooperating gripping surfaces which clamp onto the tubular member as the mounting bracket is tightened about the spherical gripping member by a suitable tightening means.