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(12) PATENT APPLICATION PUBLICATION(21) Application No. : 2808/MUM/2013
(19) INDIA
(22) Date of filing of Application :28/08/2013(43) Publication Date : 03/07/2015
       Journal No. - 27/2015
 
(54) Title of the invention : AN APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR IN-VIVO POWER GENERATION
 
(51) International classification :A61M27/00, H01M8/16
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(71)Name of Applicant :
   1)INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

      Address of Applicant :INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY, POWAI, MUMBAI-400076. Maharashtra India
(72)Name of Inventor :
   1)PATIL TARKESHWAR CHANDRAKANT
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   2)RAMESH P (India)
   3)PROF. DUTTAGUPTA SIDDHARTHA PRAKASH (India)
(57) Abstract :
An apparatus and a method for in-vivo power generation An apparatus for an in-vivo power generation comprises a fuel convertor for converting glucose in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to a hydrogen rich, low carbon fuel such as ethanol or methanol by the action of a bioenzyme on the glucose in the CSF. The apparatus further comprises a biofuel cell comprising a cathode chamber and an anode chamber with a membrane assembly sandwiched between them. The membrane assembly comprises a cathode, an anode and a proton exchange membrane. The cathode is coated with an enzyme laccase, which enables extraction of oxygen when the CSF is passed through the cathode chamber. The oxygen from the cathode chamber and the hydrogen in the hydrogen rich fuel from the anode chamber diffuses through the proton exchange membrane and reacts at an ionic level to result in water and electrical power.

 

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