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Tilted fuel cell apparatus

United States Patent

April 12, 2005
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Bipolar, tilted embodiments of high temperature, molten electrolyte electrochemical cells capable of directly converting carbon fuel to electrical energy are disclosed herein. The bipolar, tilted configurations minimize the electrical resistance between one cell and others connected in electrical series. The tilted configuration also allows continuous refueling of carbon fuel.
Cooper; John F. (Oakland, CA), Cherepy; Nerine (Oakland, CA), Krueger; Roger L. (Ripon, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 170,879
June 12, 2002
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.