Described embodiments include a system, apparatus, and method. A described wearable power supply system configured to be usable after sterilization includes a portable energy source configured to supply electrical or radiant power, and configured to be carried by a person proximate to a first body portion of the person. The system also includes a portable power-output device configured to interact with a power-receiving device connected to a powerable handheld device, and configured to be carried by the person proximate to a second body portion at a position distal of a shoulder joint of the person. If interacting, the supplied electrical or radiant power is transferred from the portable power-output device to the power-receiving device. The system further includes a connective structure configured to transfer the supplied electrical or radiant power between the portable energy source and the power-output device.

Title
System including wearable power receiver and wearable power-output device
Application Number
12/800242
Publication Number
20110278943
Application Date
May 11, 2010
Publication Date
November 17, 2011
Inventor
Lowell L Wood JR
Bellevue
WA, US
Clarence T Tegreene
Bellevue
WA, US
Michael Schnall Levin
Cambridge
MA, US
Nathan P Myhrvold
Bellevue
WA, US
Erez Lieberman
Cambridge
MA, US
Eric C Leuthardt
St Louis
MO, US
Robert Langer
Newton
MA, US
Jordin T Kare
Seattle
WA, US
Roderick A Hyde
Redmond
WA, US
Peter L Hagelstein
Carlisle
MA, US
William Gates
Redmond
WA, US
Philip Andrew Eckhoff
Bellevue
WA, US
Assignee
Searete a liability corporation of the State of Delaware
IPC
H02J 17/00
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