Battery pack having memory

  • US 6,307,349 B1
  • Filed: 02/24/2000
  • Issued: 10/23/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A battery powered utilization device comprising:

  • a device housing;

    a battery pack;

    monitoring circuitry for monitoring operational battery pack characteristics and present battery pack conditions;

    memory located in said battery pack for storing said operational battery pack characteristics as battery pack data; and

    a processor located in the device housing for receiving said present battery pack conditions and said battery pack data, said processor controlling operational discharge of said battery pack by causing circuitry to be powered down when it is not needed.

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