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FUEL CELL SUBASSEMBLIES INCORPORATING SUBGASKETED THRIFTED MEMBRANES

United States Patent Application

20160141642
A1
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An automated roll to roll method of making a fuel cell roll good subassembly is described wherein an elongated first subgasket web having a plurality of apertures is moved relative to a plurality of individual electrolyte membranes, each individual electrolyte membrane having a center region. The individual electrolyte membranes are aligned with the first subgasket web so that a center region of each electrolyte membrane is aligned with an aperture of the first subgasket web and the individual electrolyte membranes are attached to the first subgasket web.
Iverson, Eric J. (Eau Claire, WI), Pierpont, Daniel M. (North Saint Paul, MN), Yandrasits, Michael A. (Hastings, MN), Hamrock, Steven J. (Stillwater, MN), Obradovich, Stephan J. (Menomonie, WI), Peterson, Donald G. (Shoreview, MN)
15/ 005,571
January 25, 2016
[0002] This Invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-FG36-07GO17006 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.