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FUEL CELL SYSTEM

United States Patent Application

20170331139
A1
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A fuel cell system is provided with a fuel cell stack assembly which includes a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent, the plurality of fuel cells being stacked together in electrical series; a base member upon which the plurality of fuel cells are stacked such that the base member is in electrical communication with the plurality of fuel cells; an attachment member fixed to the base member, the attachment member being maintained at electrical ground; and a dielectric barrier which electrically isolates the base member from the attachment member.
KERR, RICK D. (FENTON, MI), SEINO, MICHAEL J. (FLUSHING, MI), MCQUAIG, THOMAS F. (LEROY, NY), MIENEY, CHRISTOPHER M (ROCHESTER, NY), WRIGHT, ADAM G. (ROCHESTER, NY), PERRIN, DANIEL E. (CANANDAIGUA, NY)
15/ 155,582
May 16, 2016
[0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FE-0011769 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.