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OPTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR MONITORING CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING OF PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL COMPONENTS

United States Patent Application

20130226330
A1
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A system for analyzing one or more proton exchange membranes is disclosed. The system may include a light source, a light detector, a light source driver and a central processing unit or computer. The system may determine one or more characteristics of the one or more proton exchange membranes. The system may include a roller or belt system in communication with the central processing unit, light source, light detector and light source driver, configured for use in a manufacturing assembly line.
Sopori, Bhushan (Denver, CO), Ulsh, Michael (Broomfield, CO), Rupnowski, Przemyslaw (Bay City, MI)
Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden CO)
13/ 405,129
February 24, 2012
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.