Battery Patent from Microsoft
I don’t think I would have thought that this patent would have come from Microsoft.
InstaLoad is a patent for designing devices so that batteries can be inserted either way, regardless of polarity.
I think this is great – sometimes it is difficult to see the markings for positive and negative on the devices. Duracell has already licensed the technology. However, Microsoft is giving it royalty-free to companies that make products for people with hearing, vision or learning disabilities. Good one, Microsoft!