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United States Patent Application

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An example fuel cell repeater includes a separator plate and a frame establishing at least a portion of a flow path that is operative to communicate fuel to or from at least one fuel cell held by the frame relative to the separator plate. The flow path has a perimeter and any fuel within the perimeter flow across the at least one fuel cell in a first direction. The separator plate, the frame, or both establish at least one conduit positioned outside the flow path perimeter. The conduit is outside of the flow path perimeter and is configured to direct flow in a second, different direction. The conduit is fluidly coupled with the flow path.
Yamanis, Jean (South Glastonbury, CT), Hawkes, Justin (Marlborough, CT), Chiappetta, JR., Louis (South Windsor, CT), Bird, Connie E. (Rocky Hill, CT), Sun, Ellen Y. (South Windsor, CT), Croteau, Paul F. (Columbia, CT)
12/ 679,772
October 22, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-01NT41246 awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.