System for recognizing and managing electrochemical cells

  • US 5,546,317 A
  • Filed: 05/05/1994
  • Issued: 08/13/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/06/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for managing the use of a battery connected to a device, said battery including at least one electrochemical cell, said system comprising:

  • an electronic memory incorporated in said battery, said electronic memory comprising a non-erasable first portion containing information identifying said battery, with at least some of said information being written by a user of said battery, and a second portion which may be modified or erased and which contains information about the operation and the state of said battery,read means for reading from said memory and write means for writing in said memory, andcircuitry in said device for managing the use of said battery in accordance with information about said cell read from said cell, and said system.

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