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Title:
POLYMERIC ELECTROLYTE TYPE FUEL CELL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2003/088395
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A polymeric electrolyte type fuel cell comprising a cell laminate, a pair of current collecting plates having the cell laminate interposed therebetween and a pair of end plates for fastening the cell laminate and the current collecting plates in pressurized condition. The cell laminate is a laminate of a plurality of unit cells each comprising a membrane of hydrogen ion conducting polymeric electrolyte, an anode and a cathode having the polymeric electrolyte membrane interposed therebetween, an anode side separator having a gas channel for feeding fuel gas to the anode and a cathode side separator having a gas channel for feeding oxidizer gas to the cathode. The current collecting plates are composed mainly of a conductive carbon material and have a terminal part for connecting current takeout cable disposed in the vicinity of fuel gas or oxidizer gas inlet side manifold.

Inventors:
Hase, Nobuhiro (Room B-201, Cherry-haimu 5-12-16 Sakura Mino-shi, Osaka, 562-0041, JP)
Hatoh, Kazuhito (1-2-7-2610, Shigita Joto-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 536-0015, JP)
Kusakabe, Hiroki (1-20-5, Harumidai Sakai-shi, Osaka, 590-0113, JP)
Ohara, Hideo (7-67-4, Hoshida Katano-shi, Osaka, 576-0016, JP)
Kobayashi, Susumu (2-14-19, Asukanokita Ikoma-shi, Nara, 630-0134, JP)
Shibata, Soichi (Room 2-209, Roju-makinohaitsu 5 Makinokitamachi Hirakata-shi, Osaka, 573-1149, JP)
Takeguchi, Shinsuke (Room 226, Showa-ryo 16-1 Miyamaecho Kadoma-shi, Osaka, 571-0074, JP)
Application Number:
PCT/JP2003/004723
Publication Date:
October 23, 2003
Filing Date:
April 14, 2003
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Assignee:
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1006, Oaza-Kadoma Kadoma-shi, Osaka, 571-8501, JP)
Hase, Nobuhiro (Room B-201, Cherry-haimu 5-12-16 Sakura Mino-shi, Osaka, 562-0041, JP)
Hatoh, Kazuhito (1-2-7-2610, Shigita Joto-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 536-0015, JP)
Kusakabe, Hiroki (1-20-5, Harumidai Sakai-shi, Osaka, 590-0113, JP)
Ohara, Hideo (7-67-4, Hoshida Katano-shi, Osaka, 576-0016, JP)
Kobayashi, Susumu (2-14-19, Asukanokita Ikoma-shi, Nara, 630-0134, JP)
Shibata, Soichi (Room 2-209, Roju-makinohaitsu 5 Makinokitamachi Hirakata-shi, Osaka, 573-1149, JP)
Takeguchi, Shinsuke (Room 226, Showa-ryo 16-1 Miyamaecho Kadoma-shi, Osaka, 571-0074, JP)
International Classes:
B29B13/00; B29C31/00; H01M8/02; H01M8/04; H01M8/10; H01M8/24; (IPC1-7): H01M8/02; H01M8/04; H01M8/10; H01M8/24
Foreign References:
JPS58166677A1983-10-01
JPH08203553A1996-08-09
JP2001176530A2001-06-29
JP2001043872A2001-02-16
JP2003045456A2003-02-14
JP2003100320A2003-04-04
Other References:
See also references of EP 1422776A1
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Ishii, Kazuo (Kitahama-Yamamoto Building 3-6, Kitahama 2-chome Chuo-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 541-0041, JP)
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