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Flexible fuel cell gas manifold system

United States Patent

May 3, 2005
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A fuel cell stack manifold system in which a flexible manifold body includes a pan having a central area, sidewall extending outward from the periphery of the central area, and at least one compound fold comprising a central area fold connecting adjacent portions of the central area and extending between opposite sides of the central area, and a sidewall fold connecting adjacent portions of the sidewall. The manifold system further includes a rail assembly for attachment to the manifold body and adapted to receive pins by which dielectric insulators are joined to the manifold assembly.
Cramer; Michael (New Milford, CT), Shah; Jagdish (Wallingford, CT), Hayes; Richard P. (Kaneohe, HI), Kelley; Dana A. (New Milford, CT)
10/ 264,866
October 4, 2002
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. PDI 6533 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.