Patent Number: 6,254,748

Title: Direct methanol feed fuel cell and system

Abstract: Improvements to non-acid methanol fuel cells include new formulations for materials. The platinum and ruthenium are more exactly mixed together. Different materials are substituted for these materials. The backing material for the fuel cell electrode is specially treated to improve its characteristics. A special sputtered electrode is formed which is extremely porous.

Inventors: Surampudi; Subbarao (Glendora, CA), Frank; Harvey A. (Encino, CA), Narayanan; Sekharipuram R. (Altadena, CA), Chun; William (Los Angeles, CA), Jeffries-Nakamura; Barbara (Marino, CA), Kindler; Andrew (San Marino, CA), Halpert; Gerald (Pasadena, CA)

Assignee: California Institute of Technology

International Classification: H01M 4/88 (20060101); H01M 4/92 (20060101); H01M 4/90 (20060101); H01M 8/24 (20060101); H01M 8/10 (20060101); H01M 8/04 (20060101); H01M 8/02 (20060101); H01M 8/22 (20060101); H01M 4/32 (20060101); H01M 4/86 (20060101); H01M 027/26 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018