|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/058; 244/118.5; 429/012; 429/020|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 31 인용 특허 : 5|
An apparatus and method for improving the efficiency and energy output of a power unit are disclosed. The power unit employs a fuel cell configured to chemically convert combustible fuel into electrical energy. A waste fuel burner is configured to receive uncombusted fuel emitted by the fuel cell, and the waste burner combusts the uncombusted fuel to generate heated gas. A turbine is configured to receive and be driven by the heated gas. The turbine is further configured to drive a drive shaft which is coupled to a compressor. The compressor is configure...
1. A power unit comprising:a fuel cell configured to convert combustible fuel into electrical energy;a waste fuel burner configured to receive uncombusted fuel emitted by the fuel cell and combusting the uncombusted fuel to generate heated gas;a turbine configured to receive the heated gas and be driven by the heated gas, the turbine being further configured to drive a drive shaft;a compressor coupled to the drive shaft, the compressor being configured to further compress a pressurized source of oxidizing gas for supplying compressed oxidizing gas to the...