Method and apparatus for utilizing recycled batteries to surface charge an automobile battery

  • US 7,573,230 B2
  • Filed: 11/20/2006
  • Issued: 08/11/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/18/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for surface charging an automobile battery comprising:

  • at least one used battery to be recycled, said at least one used battery is traditionally at an end of its useful life;

    a case in which said at least one used battery is inserteda case top configured to seal said at least one used battery within said case;

    a circuit board comprising at least one conductive lead configured to couple a first negative side of a first used battery to a second positive side of a second used battery;

    a panel comprising at least one conductive path configured to couple a first positive side of said first used battery to a third negative side of a third used battery;

    said circuit board and said panel configured to connect said at least one battery in series;

    a compressive insert configured to provide force sufficient to hold said at least one used battery against said circuit board and said panel; and

    ,an electrical connector coupled with said case top to provide a positive lead and a negative lead coupled with said at least one used battery and further configured to interface with a target battery.

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