EEVblog #98 – Microsoft InstaLoad Battery Technology – Patent Busting Time?

Microsoft’s new Instaload battery technology allows batteries to be inserted into a product either way around.
Is it one of those brilliant “why didn’t anyone think of that before” moments, or just another silly patent on a really obvious idea?
Is it workable in practice?
Can YOU bust the patent by finding prior art before 2006?

See the Microsoft Patent here:
http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=hVXGAAAAEBAJ

OR DOWNLOAD THE FULL PDF PATENT HERE: http://www.eevblog.com/files/Microsoft%20Instaload%20Patent%20US7527893.pdf

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