Patent Number: 6,293,463

Title: Electronic price label battery storage apparatus and replacement method

Abstract: An electronic price label battery storage apparatus and replacement method which maintains power to a memory within the electronic price label during removal and replacement of batteries. The battery storage apparatus includes a first electrical contact for simultaneously providing a first electrical path to first polarity sides of a plurality of batteries within the electronic price label, a second electrical contact for simultaneously providing a second electrical path to second polarity sides of the plurality of batteries, and a retainer which maintains at least a single one of the batteries in contact with the first and second electrical contacts during removal of other batteries to maintain power to the memory within the electronic price label.

Inventors: Kato; Shuzo (Kanagawa, JP), Utsumi; Yoshitaka (Kanagawa, JP), Takagi; Osamu (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: NCR Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/147 (20060101); H01M 2/20 (20060101); H01M 2/10 (20060101); H01M 6/00 (20060101); H01M 6/50 (20060101); G06K 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018