Patent Number: 7,709,131

Title: Fuel cell endplate comprising current collector plate and fuel cell incorporating same

Abstract: A fuel cell endplate to be combined with a membrane/electrode assembly comprising a high-polymer electrolytic membrane and electrodes sandwiching the membrane; which comprises a resin substrate, a collector plate and a gasket; the collector plate being in contact with the surface of the resin substrate and the membrane/electrode assembly; the gasket being provided so as to surround the periphery of the collector plate; a terminal connector connected to the collector plate and being disposed at a position where it does not contact with the membrane/electrode assembly.

Inventors: Kubota; Osamu (Hitachi, JP), Kamo; Tomoichi (Naka, JP), Souma; Kenichi (Mito, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: H01M 2/08 (20060101); H01M 2/00 (20060101); H01M 2/14 (20060101); H01M 2/16 (20060101); H01M 2/18 (20060101); H01M 2/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018