Battery recycling

  • US 6,618,644 B2
  • Filed: 12/21/2001
  • Issued: 09/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus for recycling a used battery comprising:

  • a receptacle that receives one or both of the used battery and a payment;

    a dispenser that dispenses one or both of a fully charged battery and a credit amount for the received used battery;

    a controller that monitors the receptacle and controls the dispenser; and

    a plurality of consumer options comprising a choice of the fully charged battery or the credit amount for the received used battery and choices of one or both of a battery form factor and a battery type, when the fully charged battery is chosen.

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