Thursday, May 06, 2010

US Patent 7709127 - Nanocatalytic recharging composition

QuantumSphere is a company dedicated to enabling breakthrough performance in portable power and clean-technology. This is one of their patents focusing on a portable cartridge for refueling fuel cells. Claim 1 reads:

1. A portable cartridge comprising an electro-catalytic fueling composition suitable for use in recharging an electrochemical system, the composition comprising:

an electrolyte and catalytic nanoparticles,

wherein the composition is in solid phase suitable for storage within the portable cartridge, and

wherein the portable cartridge is configured to permit the introduction of fluid therein to change the phase of the composition from solid to liquid.