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Compliant fuel cell system

United States Patent

December 15, 2009
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A fuel cell assembly comprising at least one metallic component, at least one ceramic component and a structure disposed between the metallic component and the ceramic component. The structure is configured to have a lower stiffness compared to at least one of the metallic component and the ceramic component, to accommodate a difference in strain between the metallic component and the ceramic component of the fuel cell assembly.
Bourgeois; Richard Scott (Albany, NY), Gudlavalleti; Sauri (Albany, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
10/ 816,697
April 5, 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.