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A method and apparatus for providing sterile, charged batteries for use in a sterile field. The method includes the steps of placing at least one battery in a sterilization container, sterilizing the battery within the container, charging the battery while maintaining it in a sterile state within the container, and transferring the sterile, charged battery in a sterile state to the sterile field. The container is adapted to permit the entrance of a sterilant and to prevent the entrance of contaminants. The container may include an integral battery charger adapted to withstand exposure to the environment of a sterilization process. Alternatively, the container may include a connector for releasably electrically connecting the battery housed within the container to a distinct, external battery charger.

Title
Method and apparatus for sterilizing and charging batteries
Application Number
6/693881
Publication Number
4641076
Application Date
January 23, 1985
Publication Date
February 3, 1987
Inventor
Harry A Linden
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
Stuart E Kreiger
Assignee
Hall Surgical Division of Zimmer
CA, US
IPC
H02J 7/00
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