Laptops that can hold a charge for days on end
A small group of inventors, working for the electronics giant Apple, recently filed a patent for the design of a fuel system which, when incorporated into the design of a laptop, releases energy slowly by converting various fuels into electricity.
A cell system that could supply days of power
Within the patent that they recently submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Apple expand on their aims, explaining that they intend to create an internal fuel system which will release energy slowly, producing a charge that will last for days, if not weeks. Whilst a number of small, portable fuel cell systems are already readily available on the market, (for the charging of small devices,) Apple aim to incorporate this technology into their machines, thereby creating compact products that are both efficient and environmentally friendly.
Fuel cell systems are considered to be environmentally preferable because they can be used in conjunction with a number of fuels, (from hydrogen to sodium silicate,) to create a source of electricity. In so doing, fuel cell systems may help reduce the reliance a number of major manufacturers have on fossil fuels, (which cause significant damage to the atmosphere.)
This isn't the first time that Apple have submitted plans (based upon the design of renewable, long-life energy sources,)for consideration. In 2011, in the wake of contemporary discussions about renewable energy, Apple discussed the notion of implanting fuel cell systems into portable devices.
Apple fuel cell patent drawing