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Old 09-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Apple Somehow Manages to Patent a Removable Battery

Apple has just been awarded a patent that will, once again, leave some scratching their heads. The idea is simple: universal batteries. That is - batteries designed to work in multiple devices. This is a bit different than stand-alone batteries, like AA or AAA, in that it's a special product similar to a laptop or phone battery that has the ability to slide into a variety of devices. One moment, a "C" battery could be in your desktop for charging, while the next it could be in your wireless mouse.


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I'm waiting for them to patent air so we all have to pay a licensing fee or die.
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I'm waiting for them to patent air so we all have to pay a licensing fee or die.
They can't.

Michael Jordan and/or Nike already owns that.
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They can't.

Michael Jordan and/or Nike already owns that.
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