Patent Number: 8,795,911

Title: Fuel cell module with a water reservoir including a water storing portion expanding from a cell unit to an anode side

Abstract: A fuel cell module includes a cell unit including an electrolyte membrane, a cathode disposed on one face of the electrolyte membrane, and an anode disposed on the other face of the electrolyte membrane, and a water reservoir which stores water produced at the cathode. The water reservoir includes an opening formed in a region other than the cathode of the cell unit, and a projection projecting from the opening to an anode side. The water covering a cathode surface of a fuel cell is reduced.

Inventors: Taniguchi; Shunsuke (Kyoto, JP), Isono; Takahiro (Kobe, JP)

Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

International Classification: H01M 8/02 (20060101); H01M 8/04 (20060101); H01M 8/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018