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1. (WO2017034598) BATTERY FOR ROUTING SIGNALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034598    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/056769
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H01M 2/10
H01M 10/42
H01M 10/48
G01R 31/36
Applicants: APPLE INC.
Inventors: BESEN, Richard A.
PAKULA, David A.
STEPHENS, Gregory N.
Title: BATTERY FOR ROUTING SIGNALS
Abstract:
This application relates to batteries that are capable of routing signals that are separate from the charge supplied by the batteries. In some embodiments, a battery can incorporate a conductive trace that extends through a portion of the battery to allow for signals to be routed through the battery, as opposed to around the battery. The conductive trace can be a single wire, multiple wires, a coaxial trace, optical cable, or any other mechanism for allowing a signal to be transmitted between one or more components. By providing the conductive trace within the battery, shorter pathways to components can be created thereby reducing signal or power loss over the pathways.