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Internal reforming fuel cell assembly with simplified fuel feed

United States Patent

March 13, 2001
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A fuel cell assembly in which fuel cells adapted to internally reform fuel and fuel reformers for reforming fuel are arranged in a fuel cell stack. The fuel inlet ports of the fuel cells and the fuel inlet ports and reformed fuel outlet ports of the fuel reformers are arranged on one face of the fuel cell stack. A manifold sealing encloses this face of the stack and a reformer fuel delivery system is arranged entirely within the region between the manifold and the one face of the stack. The fuel reformer has a foil wrapping and a cover member forming with the foil wrapping an enclosed structure.
Farooque; Mohammad (Huntington, CT), Novacco; Lawrence J. (Brookfield, CT), Allen; Jeffrey P. (Naugatuck, CT)
Energy Research Corporation (
09/ 251,196
February 16, 1999
STATE REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC 21-95MC31184 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.