06326097 is referenced by 134 patents and cites 44 patents.

Coupling miniature liquid fueled fuel cells with portable electrical devices, with or without rechargeable batteries, lead to new appliance configurations: charging holster, piggyback charger, fuel cell integral with rechargeable battery, fuel cell with voltage regulating electronics, supplying fuel through a tube with a valve or pump, and supplying power though an electric cable between the fuel cell and the electronic device and the fuel cell power pack having independent communication and functions from the portable electrical devices. In all of these configurations there may be a window showing the fuel level of a disposable fuel ampoule or refillable fuel tank. Fuel is distributed through disposable fuel ampoules in blister packages, or refueling bottles. Adjustable moisture and thermal internal insulation allows fuel cells to run at elevated temperatures. These design features permit greater performance, workability, and convenience to the user of these portable electronics. Additionally, these MICRO-FUEL CELL arrays, which pack more energy into a small space, may be mass produced on a plastic film in a reel-to-reel process.

Title
Micro-fuel cell power devices
Application Number
9/208745
Publication Number
6326097 (B1)
Application Date
December 10, 1998
Publication Date
December 4, 2001
Inventor
Robert G Hockaday
Los Alamos
NM, US
Agent
Meera P Narasimhan
US
James Creighton Wray
US
Assignee
Manhattan Scientifics
NM, US
IPC
H01M 2/00
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