Battery pack having a plurality of battery slots

  • US 6,507,170 B2
  • Filed: 09/19/2001
  • Issued: 01/14/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/19/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A battery pack for use with battery operated devices having a battery socket for receiving a AA battery, the battery socket having a socket length, a socket width, and spaced-apart positive and negative contacts to engage the positive and negative terminals of the AA battery, the battery pack comprising:

  • a case formed to include a first battery slot and a second battery slot, each battery slot having a positive and a negative end and being formed to receive the AA battery between the positive and negative end of each slot;

    a connector coupled to the case and including spaced-apart positive and negative terminals, the connector having a connector length and a connector width, the connector width and the connector length being substantially similar to the socket length and socket width, respectively, the connector formed to be received by the battery socket with the positive terminal of the connector contacting the positive contact of the battery socket and the negative terminal of the connector contacting the negative contact of the battery socket;

    a positive lead electrically connecting the positive end of the first battery slot, the positive end of the second battery slot, and the positive terminal of the connector; and

    a negative lead electrically connecting the negative end of the first battery slot, the negative end of the second battery slot, and the negative terminal of the connector.

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