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Fuel cell system with separating structure bonded to electrolyte

United States Patent

September 28, 2010
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A fuel cell assembly comprises a separating structure configured for separating a first reactant and a second reactant wherein the separating structure has an opening therein. The fuel cell assembly further comprises a fuel cell comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and an electrolyte interposed between the first and second electrodes, and a passage configured to introduce the second reactant to the second electrode. The electrolyte is bonded to the separating structure with the first electrode being situated within the opening, and the second electrode being situated within the passage.
Bourgeois; Richard Scott (Albany, NY), Gudlavalleti; Sauri (Albany, NY), Quek; Shu Ching (Clifton Park, NY), Hasz; Wayne Charles (Pownal, VT), Powers; James Daniel (Santa Monica, CA)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
10/ 953,756
September 29, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-FC26-01NT41245 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.