Patent Number: 8,586,224

Title: Battery powered device having a plurality of selectable circuits for providing power

Abstract: A battery powered device comprising a housing having a battery compartment apparatus disposed therein, with the battery compartment apparatus being configured to accept at least one battery. The battery compartment apparatus comprises a battery carrier and a locking hold down mechanism. The carrier is slidably mounted in the housing. The locking hold down mechanism responds to insertion and withdrawal of the carrier into and out of the housing by locking the locking hold down mechanism against the battery, thereby preventing undesired displacement of the battery within the housing.

Inventors: Furth; David A (Skaneateles, NY), Ferguson; Mark A (Memphis, NY)

Assignee: Eveready Battery Co, Inc.

International Classification: H01M 2/24 (20060101); F21L 4/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018