Smart battery power availability feature based on battery-specific characteristics

  • US 5,541,489 A
  • Filed: 12/15/1994
  • Issued: 07/30/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for indicating whether or not a battery is capable of providing a requested amount of power, the apparatus comprising:

  • a logic unit;

    a memory, coupled to the logic unit, which contains one or more characteristics of the battery and contains information indicative of environmental conditions of the battery, the battery characteristics including information indicative of a present capacity of the battery; and

    wherein the logic unit determines and indicates whether or not the battery can provide the requested amount of power based on the environmental conditions, and the battery characteristics.

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