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Apples Latest Trick! Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Power Mobile Devices

Posted: December 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Apples Latest Trick! Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Power Mobile Devices

Apples Latest Trick - Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Power Mobile Devices - Patent Diagram

In it’s latest patent filings, Apple is proposing a hydrogen fuel cell that can be integrated directly into mobile devices, rather than, simply a means of charging it. The device would never need recharging, rather it would need its recyclable fuel cell refilled. The patent diagrams also show that the design for the system would employ a small rechargeable a battery that would be charged by the fuel cell, but could also send a charge back to run the fuel cell. Such a system could in theory run for days, or even weeks before having to replace the fuel cartridge.

As always with Apple Inc, this isn’t NEW technology, way back in 2008 Sharp released a prototype Direct Methanol Fuel Cell phone:  www.slashphone.com Multi purpose hydrogen chargers have been around for years: http://spectrum.ieee.org. Motorola also has a prototype Hydrogen Fuel Cell Phone floating about someplace, doubtless they forgot to patent the gadget?Apple patent applications are always an amusement, take someone elses technology and lock it away, claim ownership. Read the full article »»»»