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Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal

Delphi Technologies

Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal

Fuel cell stack arrangement with at least one multi-functional end plate

Daimler Ag

Fuel cell stack arrangement with at least one multi-functional end plate

Fuel cell stack arrangement with at least one multi-functional end plate

Toto

Solid oxide fuel cell system

Date/App# patent app List of recent Fuel Cell Stack-related patents
03/26/15
20150086900
 Fuel cell stack assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell stack assembly
A fuel cell stack assembly comprises a plurality of fuel cells in a stack, the stack defining two opposing parallel end faces. An end plate is disposed at each opposing end face of the stack.
Intelligent Energy Limited
03/26/15
20150086898
 Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell cassette with compliant seal
A fuel cell cassette for forming a fuel cell stack along a fuel cell axis includes a cell retainer, a plate positioned axially to the cell retainer and defining a space axially with the cell retainer, and a fuel cell having an anode layer and a cathode layer separated by an electrolyte layer. The outer perimeter of the fuel cell is positioned in the space between the plate and the cell retainer, thereby retaining the fuel cell and defining a cavity between the cell retainer, the fuel cell, and the plate.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
03/26/15
20150086897
 Fuel cell electrode interconnect contact material encapsulation and method patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell electrode interconnect contact material encapsulation and method
A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cell cassettes each including a fuel cell with an anode and a cathode. Each fuel cell cassette also includes an electrode interconnect adjacent to the anode or the cathode for providing electrical communication between an adjacent fuel cell cassette and the anode or the cathode.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
03/26/15
20150086893
 Fuel cell stack patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell stack
A fuel cell stack is formed by stacking unit cells and each unit cell is formed by sandwiching a membrane electrode assembly between a pair of separators having depression parts and protrusion parts. A cooling liquid flow space is formed between the unit cells, and a displacement absorption member which absorbs displacement between the unit cells is disposed in the flow space.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150086887
 Solid oxide fuel cell system patent thumbnailnew patent Solid oxide fuel cell system
To provide a solid oxide fuel cell system capable of avoiding the reduction of air electrodes. The present invention is a solid oxide fuel cell system including: a fuel cell module, a fuel supply apparatus, a water supply apparatus, an oxidant gas supply apparatus, a reformer, and a control section for controlling the extraction of power, whereby the controller having a shutdown stop circuit for executing a shutdown stop when the fuel cell stack is above the predetermined temperature, and after a shutdown stop, during a period when pressure on the fuel electrode side is sufficiently higher than pressure on the air electrode side, and no reverse flow of oxidant gas to the fuel electrode side is occurring, a temperature drop operation is executed whereby high temperature oxidant gas remaining on the oxidant gas electrode side is discharged..
Toto Ltd.
03/26/15
20150086886
 Fuel cell stack arrangement with at least one multi-functional end plate patent thumbnailnew patent Fuel cell stack arrangement with at least one multi-functional end plate
A fuel cell stack arrangement includes a fuel cells arranged between a first and a second end plate. At least one of the end plates is designed as a channel end plate with at least one channel.
Daimler Ag
03/26/15
20150086810
 Fan and pcb mounting in fuel cell stack assemblies patent thumbnailnew patent Fan and pcb mounting in fuel cell stack assemblies
A fuel cell stack assembly (30) comprises a fuel cell stack (31); an air flow plenum chamber (33) disposed on a face (4) of the stack (31) for delivering air to or receiving air from flow channels in the fuel cell stack (31), at least a part of the plenum chamber wall being defined by a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board having at least one aperture (37) therein; and a fan (36) mounted to the board adjacent the aperture (37) and configured to force air through the aperture into or out of the plenum chamber. The assembly provides integration of circuit boards essential or supportive to operation of the fuel cell assembly with the air flow plenum for forced ventilation of the fuel cells in the stack..
Intelligent Energy Limited
03/19/15
20150079488
 Fuel cell stack patent thumbnailFuel cell stack
A fuel cell stack has a plurality of laminated cell units, with each of the cell units including a membrane electrode assembly sandwiched between two separators, and cooling fluid passage channels are formed between each adjacent cell units for flowing cooling fluid. Displacement absorbing members have a plurality of displacement absorbing projections that absorb displacement along a laminated direction of the cell unit and are provided in the cooling fluid passage channels.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
03/19/15
20150079486
 Fuel cell system patent thumbnailFuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes an enclosure having a fuel cell stack producing electricity via an electrochemical reaction between high temperature and high pressure compressed air generated by an air compressor and hydrogen used as fuel. A portion of the compressed air from the air compressor is introduced into the enclosure through a first pipe, and the compressed air flows towards the air compressor from the enclosure through a second pipe.
Hyundai Motor Company
03/12/15
20150073632
 Tri-hybrid automotive power plant patent thumbnailTri-hybrid automotive power plant
What is disclosed is a tri-hybrid automotive power plant. The power plant is an alternative to standard internal combustion engines and available hybrid or electric vehicle propulsion systems.
03/12/15
20150072262

Membrane electrode assembly, fuel cell, fuel cell stack, and manufacturing membrane electrode assembly


A membrane electrode assembly is a membrane electrode assembly in which a first porous body is stacked on a surface of a catalyst layer and a second porous body is stacked on the first porous body. The first porous body has a low porosity at portions in contact with solid-phase portions of the second porous body, and has a relatively high porosity at portions facing gas-phase portions of the second porous body..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150072258

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes a stack of fuel cells, a first end plate, a second end plate, a fluid manifold member, and a protrusion. In the stack of fuel cells, the fuel cells are stacked in a stacking direction.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
03/05/15
20150064598

Fuel cell stack sealing methods, apparatus, and systems


Methods, apparatus, and systems for improving and/or simplifying one or more seals in a fuel cell stack, such as a vehicle fuel cell stack. In some implementations, a plate or assembly for the stack may be extruded through an extrusion die so as to create a plate comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, and a plurality of cavities disposed between the top and bottom surfaces.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
03/05/15
20150064597

Metal supported solid oxide fuel cell


A process for forming a metal supported solid oxide fuel cell, the process comprising the steps of: a) applying a green anode layer including nickel oxide, copper oxide and a rare earth-doped ceria to a metal substrate; b) firing the green anode layer to form a composite including oxides of nickel, copper, and a rare earth-doped ceria; c) providing an electrolyte; and d) providing a cathode. Metal supported solid oxide fuel cells comprising an anode a cathode and an electrolyte, wherein the anode includes nickel, copper and a rare earth-doped ceria, fuel cell stacks and uses of these fuel cells..
Ceres Intellectual Property Company Limited
03/05/15
20150064596

Process for forming a metal supported solid oxide fuel cell


A process for forming a metal supported solid oxide fuel cell is provided. The process can include the steps of: a) applying a green anode layer including nickel oxide and a rare earth-doped ceria to a metal substrate; b) prefiring the anode layer under non-reducing conditions to form a composite; c) firing the composite in a reducing atmosphere to form a sintered cermet; d) providing an electrolyte; and e) providing a cathode; wherein the reducing atmosphere comprises an oxygen source, a metal supported solid oxide fuel cell formed during this process, fuel cell stacks and the use of these fuel cells..
Ceres Intellectual Property Company Limited
03/05/15
20150064594

Heater and supporting structure thereof


A heater includes a heater housing with a support plate secured to one end. A fuel cell stack assembly is disposed within the heater housing and includes a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into heat and electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
03/05/15
20150064593

Heater


A heater includes a fuel cell stack assembly disposed within a heater housing and includes a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into heat and electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent. A combustor disposed within the heater housing receives an anode exhaust and a cathode exhaust from the fuel cell stack assembly and combusts a mixture of the anode exhaust and the cathode exhaust to produce a heated combustor exhaust.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
03/05/15
20150064592

Heater and operating


A heater includes a heater housing extending along a heater axis. A fuel cell stack assembly is disposed within the heater housing and includes a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into heat and electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
03/05/15
20150064591

Heater and operating


A heater includes a heater housing extending along a heater axis. A fuel cell stack assembly is disposed within the heater housing and includes a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into heat and electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
03/05/15
20150064590

Seal plate and fuel cell stack using the same


A fuel cell stack includes at least two cell modules adjacent to each other, the at least two cell modules each being formed by stacking a plurality of fuel cells into an integrated unit and a seal plate interposed in a cooling flow channel defined between separators of the at least two cell modules, the cooling flow channel configured to allow a cooling fluid to flow therethrough. The seal plate includes a manifold portion in which a plurality of manifold holes are formed to allow two power-generation gases to flow separately through the plurality of manifold holes and through the plurality of fuel cells and a seal member provided along a peripheral portion of each of the plurality of manifold holes to provide sealing for a corresponding one of the two power-generation gases flowing through the manifold hole..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
03/05/15
20150064588

Apparatus and controlling fuel cell system


Disclosed herein is an apparatus for controlling a fuel cell system, including: a plurality of stack state detecting units for detecting respective states of a plurality of fuel cell stacks; a switching unit for connecting at least parts of the plurality of fuel cell stacks to each other in series or in parallel; and a control unit for detecting at least one degraded stack based on the states of the stacks detected by the plurality of stack state detecting units, and forming at least one degraded stack unit including the detected at least one degraded stack by controlling the operation of the switching unit, so the apparatus can quickly and easily connect the stacks to each other in series, in parallel or in series-parallel using cheap electric switches instead of using a plurality of power conditioning system (pcs).. .
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.
03/05/15
20150064587

Apparatus and controlling fuel cell system using sub-power conditioning system


Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for controlling a fuel cell system. The apparatus includes a main power conditioning system which supplies output of normal stacks among a plurality of fuel cell stacks to a load, a sub-power conditioning system which supplies output of one or more deteriorated stacks among the fuel cell stacks to a load, a switching unit which changes a target to which output of each of the fuel cell stacks is connected, and a control unit which senses conditions of each of the fuel cell stacks and controls the switching unit.
Sk Innovation Co., Ltd.
03/05/15
20150064509

Fuel cell start up method


A fuel cell module is configured or operated, or both, such that after a shut down procedure a fuel cell stack is discharged and has its cathode electrodes at least partially blanketed with nitrogen during at least some periods of time. If the fuel cell module is restarted in this condition, electrochemical reactions are limited and do not quickly re-charge the fuel cell stack.
Hydrogenics Corporation
03/05/15
20150062771

Apparatus for removing static electricity of fuel cell stack manufacturing device


An apparatus for removing static electricity of a fuel cell stack manufacturing device, includes a cartridge in which a plurality of membrane electrode assemblies (meas) are received, an air nozzle portion disposed in an upper portion of the cartridge and including an air flow channel for air movement, a plurality of nozzle holes defined along an inner side of the air nozzle portion, which faces the meas disposed in the cartridge, to communicate with the air flow channel, and an air inlet portion configured to be supplied with ionized air from the outside to deliver the ionized air to the air flow channel of the air nozzle portion.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
03/05/15
20150060061

Heater and operating


A heater includes a heater housing with a fuel cell stack assembly disposed therein. The fuel cell stack assembly includes a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into heat and electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
02/26/15
20150056531

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack configured to generate power according to a load, a fuel tank configured to store fuel gas, a pressure regulating valve configured to regulate a pressure of the fuel gas supplied from the fuel tank to the fuel cell stack, a purge valve configured to purge the fuel gas discharged from the fuel cell stack and a controller for controlling the system. The controller includes a pulsating unit configured to cause a fuel gas pressure of the fuel cell stack to pulsate, and a pressure increasing rate setting unit configured to set a pressure increasing rate of the pulsation of the fuel gas pressure according to an operating state..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150053491

Thermal management system for fuel cell, fuel cell system and vehicle equipped with fuel cell system


The invention provides a thermal management system for a fuel cell, a fuel cell system and a vehicle equipped with the fuel cell system. The thermal management system for a fuel cell comprises: a cooling system (100) for recovering the waste heat produced by the fuel cell system, a heat supply system (15) connected with the cooling system (100) to supply heat using the waste heat recovered by the cooling system (100).
Dongfang Electric Corporation
02/19/15
20150050577

Fuel cell stack and seal plate used for the same


A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of cell modules each formed by stacking a plurality of fuel cells, each of the plurality of fuel cells having a membrane electrode assembly having an insulating member at an outer periphery portion thereof and paired separators sandwiching the membrane electrode assembly, and by attaching the insulating members of adjacent fuel cells together, and a seal plate interposed between the stacked cell modules. The seal plate includes a plurality of manifold holes from which two power-generation gases flow separately through the plurality of fuel cells, and a first seal member provided along a peripheral portion of each of the plurality of manifold holes to seal a corresponding one of the two power-generation gases flowing through the manifold hole..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150044599

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a cathode supply flow passage which is connected to the fuel cell stack and through which cathode gas flows, a cathode off-gas flow passage which is connected to the fuel cell stack and discharges cathode off-gas, a bypass flow passage which is branched off from the cathode supply flow passage and through which a part of the cathode gas flows while bypassing the fuel cell stack, a bypass valve configured to regulate a bypass flow rate in the bypass flow passage and include an atmosphere communication hole, and an anode off-gas flow passage which is connected to the fuel cell stack and discharges anode off-gas. The anode off-gas flow passage joins the bypass flow passage at a side downstream of the cathode off-gas flow passage or the bypass valve, and the bypass valve is formed with a clearance configured to leak a predetermined quantity of gas even in a fully closed state..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150044592

Fuel cell stack


In a fuel cell stack, voltage detecting terminals are disposed on a second separator and a third separator of a power generation unit, whereas a voltage detecting terminal is not disposed on a first separator of the power generation unit. Among terminal plates of the fuel cell stack, another voltage detecting terminal is disposed only on the terminal plate that is in contact with the first separator..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150044590

Method for operating a fuel cell stack for a fuel cell system, and fuel cell system


A method for operating a fuel cell stack (10) for a fuel cell system, in particular of a vehicle, in which by reversing the flow direction (14, 16) of a coolant during a cooling operation, the coolant in the fuel cell stack (10) is initially conveyed in a first direction (14). The coolant is subsequently conveyed in a second direction (16) which is at least substantially opposite to the first direction (14).
Daimler Ag
02/12/15
20150044587

Solid oxide fuel cell system


To provide a solid oxide fuel cell system capable of avoiding the reduction of air electrodes. The present invention is a fuel cell system having: a fuel cell module, a fuel supply apparatus, a water supply apparatus, an air supply apparatus, a reformer, and a control section for controlling the extraction of power from a fuel cell module, whereby the controller includes a shutdown stop circuit for executing a shutdown stop when the fuel cell stack is above the oxidation suppression temperature, and after execution of a shutdown stop, during a period when pressure on the fuel electrode side is sufficiently higher than pressure on the air electrode side, and no reverse flow of air to the fuel electrode side is occurring, a temperature drop operation is executed whereby high temperature air remaining on the air electrode side is discharged..
Toto Ltd.
02/05/15
20150037707

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes a stacked body, a first terminal plate, a second terminal plate, a first resin end plate, and a second resin end plate. The stacked body has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end in a stacking direction.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
02/05/15
20150037706

Single fuel cell, fuel cell stack, and manufacturing fuel cell stack


A single fuel cell, a plurality of which are to be stacked to form a fuel cell stack, includes a membrane electrode assembly having a structure including paired electrode layers and an electrolyte membrane held between the paired electrode layers, paired separators each forming a gas passage between the separator and the membrane electrode assembly, and a displacement absorber having a conductive property and interposed between one separator of the single fuel cell and an adjacent-side separator of another single fuel cell to be stacked adjacent to the single fuel cell. The displacement absorber is connected to at least any one of the separators..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
02/05/15
20150037705

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes cell units stacked on one another and each including a membrane electrode assembly and two separators defining gas passages on both sides of the membrane electrode assembly, a cooling fluid passage for flowing a cooling fluid provided between the separators of each adjacent two of the cell units, and a displacement absorber provided in the cooling fluid passage. The displacement absorber includes elastic protrusions provided in an array and configured to elastically absorb a displacement of the cell units in a stack direction, and flow-spread preventing protrusions provided in an array and configured to prevent the cooling fluid from flowing out of an active area..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
01/29/15
20150030960

Seal for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell


In solid polymer fuel cells employing framed membrane electrode assemblies, a conventional anode compliant seal is employed in combination with a cathode non-compliant seal to provide for a thinner fuel cell design, particularly in the context of a fuel cell stack. This approach is particularly suitable for fuel cells operating at low pressure..
Ballard Power Systems Inc.
01/29/15
20150030953

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack, a compressor, a cathode flow passage, a bypass flow passage branching from the cathode flow passage, thereby bypassing the stack, a bypass valve adjusting a bypass flow rate, a stack flow rate sensor detecting a flow rate to the stack, and a compressor flow rate sensor detecting a flow rate into the compressor. A flow rate for the stack depending on a state of a fuel cell and a flow rate the compressor controls depending on a requirement different from that of the stack are calculated.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
01/29/15
20150030951

Fuel cell assembly


A fuel cell assembly comprising an enclosure having a fuel cell stack mounted therein. The fuel cell stack has an inlet face for receiving coolant/oxidant fluid and an outlet face for expelling said coolant/oxidant fluid.
Intelligent Energy Limited
01/29/15
20150030950

Fuel cell assembly


A fuel cell assembly comprising an enclosure having a fuel cell stack mounted therein, and an inlet opening into the enclosure. The fuel cell stack having an inlet face for receiving coolant/oxidant fluid.
Intelligent Energy Limited
01/29/15
20150030949

Fuel cell


The fuel cell includes a fuel cell stack in which a plurality of planar power generation cells are stacked in a thickness direction thereof. The fuel cell also includes a heat exchanger provided between the two adjacent power generation cells in the stacking direction and in contact with the power generation cells, and including an internal first flow path that passes the oxidant gas or fuel gas supplied from outside.
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
01/29/15
20150030947

Solid oxide fuel cell system


A solid oxide fuel cell system (10) comprises a solid oxide fuel cell stack (12) and a gas turbine engine (14), a compressor (24) of the gas turbine engine (14) is arranged to supply oxidant to the cathodes (22) of the solid oxide fuel cell stack (12) and a fuel supply (32) is arranged to supply fuel to the anodes (20) of the solid oxide fuel cell stack (12). A portion of the unused oxidant from the cathodes (22) of the solid oxide fuel cell stack (12) is supplied back to the cathodes (22) of the solid oxide fuel cell stack (12).
Rolls-royce Fuel Cell Systems Limited
01/29/15
20150030945

Fuel cell system and its use


A fuel cell system is provided, including a fuel cell stack with a plurality of cathodes (30) and anodes (34), wherein an oxidizing gas containing oxygen is feedable to the stack on the cathode side and a fuel gas is feedable to the stack on the anode side, and a reformer for generating the fuel gas from a fuel. The fuel cell stack includes a catalytically active material (42) which is arranged in the anode-side regions such that the fuel gas flows through the material upstream of the anode (34), wherein the catalytically active material catalyzes the reaction of carbon monoxide and water to carbon dioxide and hydrogen..
Ceramtec Gmbh
01/29/15
20150027796

Fuel cell vehicle


A fuel cell vehicle is provided with a fuel cell stack and a vehicle body frame for mounting the fuel cell stack in a front box. The fuel cell stack and a frame member have portions overlapping with each other in a vehicle width direction in a plan view of the vehicle.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150024297

Apparatus and methods for mixing reformable fuels and an oxygen-containing gas and/or steam


The present teachings provide apparatus and methods for mixing a reformable fuel and/or steam with an oxygen-containing gas and/or steam to provide a gaseous reforming reaction mixture suitable for reforming with a reformer and/or a fuel cell stack of a fuel cell unit and/or fuel cell system.. .
01/22/15
20150024294

Fuel cell device and operating a fuel cell device


In order to provide a fuel cell device, including a fuel cell stack that includes electrochemically active cathode/electrolyte/anode units, and a reformer for producing a fuel gas for the fuel cell stack from a starting fuel, wherein the fuel cell stack is configured to have the fuel gas produced by the reformer and an oxidizing agent supplied to it, in which the thermomechanical loads in the heating phase are lessened and/or it is made possible to shorten the heating phase, it is proposed that the fuel cell device should include at least one heat transfer device which is configured to have the fuel gas and the oxidizing agent flow through it, upstream of the cathode/electrolyte/anode units of the fuel cell stack.. .
Elringklinger Ag
01/08/15
20150010844

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack is formed from a plurality of stacked fuel cell units and at least one stack end element. The stacked fuel cell units being surrounded by a housing.
Daimler Ag
01/08/15
20150010843

Membrane-electrode assembly for fuel cell and fuel cell stack including same


A membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell that includes a polymer electrolyte membrane is disclosed. The membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell further includes an anode disposed on one side of the polymer electrolyte membrane and including an anode gas diffusion layer and a cathode disposed on the other side of the polymer electrolyte membrane and including a cathode gas diffusion layer.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150010841

Fuel cell vehicle


A fuel cell vehicle includes a fuel cell stack, a front side panel, and a fuel gas device. The fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cells, one end and another end, a first end plate, and a second end plate.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
01/01/15
20150004519

Solid oxide fuel cell having a dense barrier layer


A solid oxide fuel cell with a dense barrier layer formed at or near the outer surface of the top and/or bottom electrode layers in a fuel cell stack. The dense barrier layer (dbl) acts as a seal to prevent gas in the electrode layer (either air in a cathode layer or fuel gas in an anode layer) from leaking out of the stack though the outer surface of the outermost electrode layers.
Saint-gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
01/01/15
20150004516

Separator for fuel cell, manufacturing method thereof, and fuel cell having such a separator


A lamellar structure graphite foil is used as a material for a separator for a fuel cell, and a hydrophobic layer is formed by impregnation on flow-field channels of the graphite foil. Such a separator is manufactured by forming the flow field channel by etching the graphite foil formed with the mask pattern thereon and forming a hydrophobic layer by impregnation.
Fuelcell Power, Inc.
01/01/15
20150004515

Avoiding fuel starvation of anode end fuel cell


The fuel flow channels (20a) of the end fuel cell (9a) at the anode end (34) of a fuel cell stack are significantly deeper than the fuel flow field channels (20) of the remaining fuel cells (9) in the stack, whereby fuel starvation caused by ice in the fuel flow channels is avoided during cold startup. The fuel flow field channels of the end cell (9) at the anode end of the stack is between about 0.15 mm and about 1.5 mm deeper than the fuel flow field channels in the remaining fuel cells of the stack, or between about 35% and about 65% deeper than the fuel flow field channels in the remaining fuel cells of the stack..
Ballard Power Systems Inc.
01/01/15
20150004509

Line device for a fuel cell, fuel cell and fuel cell stack


A line device (1) for a fuel cell (10), having at least one feed section (2) with a feed opening (4), and a removal section (3) with a removal opening (5), wherein the feed section (2) is designed for supplying a fluid to a first side (12) of an active surface (11) of the fuel cell (10) and the removal section (3) is designed for removing the fluid from a second side (13) of the active surface (11) of the fuel cell (10), and the fluid can flow along at least two flow paths (20, 21, 22) from the feed opening (4) through the active surface (11) to the removal opening (5) for the fluid, wherein the feed section (2).. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh
01/01/15
20150004502

Air intake device for fuel cell vehicle


Dust and chemical substances in the air are removed by a dust/chemical substance filter (3) provided on the fuel cell stack (11) side within the intake duct (2). Furthermore, air and water are primarily separated by a water filter (4) provided in the intake duct (2) upstream by a prescribed distance in the air flow direction from the dust/chemical substance filter (3).
12/25/14
20140377675

Centrifugal water separator for a fuel cell system


A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack in fluid communication with a separator. The separator has a first portion and a second portion forming a chamber.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
12/18/14
20140370411

Fuel cell header wedge


A fuel cell system may include a fuel cell stack having a header and active area in fluid communication with the header. The fuel cell system may also include a wedge disposed within the header and configured to alter the cross-sectional area of the header along the length of the stack such that, during operation of the stack, a flow velocity of gas through the active area is generally constant..
Ford Motor Company
12/18/14
20140370407

Fuel cell stack discrete header


A fuel cell system comprises a main body including a first partial header and a fastening point. The main body is adapted to be coupled to a plurality of plates forming a fuel cell stack, allowing a single plate design to be used for multiple fuel cell stack lengths having a large differential of energy requirements, affording a durable alignment mechanism for the fuel cell stack, and providing integration flexibility for components and configurations of the fuel cell system..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
12/18/14
20140367182

Fuel cell vehicle


In this fuel cell vehicle, a radiator, a protruding region of a casing, and a connecting bar of a fuel cell stack are arranged in a front box in the listed order from the front toward the rear in the direction in which the vehicle travels. A first end plate and a second end plate are fixed directly on a frame member via mounting members, and the frame member is fixed to a vehicle body frame.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
12/04/14
20140356763

Repeating unit for a fuel cell stack


A repeating unit (10) for a fuel cell stack comprises a gas conducting region (8) for conducting a first gas (12) to and along an active surface (14). A barrier (16) is located in the gas conducting region.
12/04/14
20140356753

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack includes a plurality of stacked fuel cell units and at least one stack end element that are clamped a clamping device. The clamped fuel cell units are surrounded by a housing.
12/04/14
20140356752

Fuel cell assembly and making same


A method of fabricating a fuel cell component for use with or as part of a fuel cell in a fuel cell stack, the method comprising: providing a fuel cell component, providing a deposition assembly for depositing loading material particles onto the fuel cell component, and actuating the deposition assembly to cause the deposition assembly to deposit said loading material particles onto said fuel cell component.. .
12/04/14
20140356747

Spliced bipolar plates for fuel cells and fuel cell stacks comprising the same


Spliced bipolar plates for fuel cells are provided. The spliced bipolar plate includes a supporting plate and a splice plate.
12/04/14
20140356746

Fuel cell system mounted on a vehicle


A fuel cell system mounted on a vehicle is provided. During intermittent operation of the fuel cell system, if a cell voltage vc of a fuel cell stack becomes lower than a predetermined threshold voltage v′, an air compressor is operated to supply air to the fuel cell stack at a first predetermined flow rate, and when the cell voltage vc reaches and stabilizes at a predetermined target voltage v″, air is supplied to the fuel cell stack at a second predetermined flow rate that is higher than the first predetermined flow rate for a certain period of time..
12/04/14
20140354290

Measurement device for testing a fuel cell stack


A measurement device for measuring voltages along a linear array of voltage sources, such as a fuel cell stack, includes at least one movable voltage probe that measures voltage transitions along an array element. The measured voltage is used to determine a distance of travel of the at least one voltage probe along the fuel cell stack from the speed of the probe and the timing of the transitions..
11/27/14
20140349210

Fuel cell stack


An objective of the present invention is to allow desirably installing a fuel cell stack in an installation site with a simple and compact configuration. The fuel cell stack comprises an end plate.
11/27/14
20140349209

Fuel cell stack


A fuel cell stack has a first block having a first number of cells, a first fuel supply channel for supplying fuel gas to the first block, a collecting channel for collecting fuel gas which has passed through the first block, a second block having a second number of cells, the second number being smaller than the first number, a second fuel supply channel for supplying the second block with fuel gas which has been collected into the collecting channel, and a discharge channel for discharging fuel gas which has passed through the second block. A throttling section smaller in channel diameter than first and second fuel gas trunk channels, first and second branch channels, the collecting channel, and the discharge channel is provided downstream of the collecting channel and upstream of the second fuel supply channel..
11/27/14
20140349208

Fuel cell system


In a fuel cell system including a load and a fuel cell stack connected to the load and supplying an anode gas and a cathode gas to the fuel cell stack to generate power according to the load, the fuel cell system includes, a pressure setting unit configured to set a pressure of the anode gas higher when the load is high as compared with when the load is low, a stagnation point determination unit configured to determine, according to a state of power generation of the fuel cell stack, whether or not a nitrogen stagnation point is left in a reaction flow path within the fuel cell stack, and an operation control unit configured to performs an operation while preventing the pressure of the anode gas from being lowered when a required load is lowered in a state where the nitrogen stagnation point is left.. .
11/27/14
20140349205

Fuel cell stack compression system having integrated vehicle mounts


A fuel cell system having compression retention features that functions dually to provide compression retention and to provide structural sealing and vehicle mounting capability, eliminating the bulk of an additional structural enclosure while retaining the balance of plant simplicity associated with the use of structural enclosures. The fuel cell system has fuel cells disposed between a dry end unit plate and a wet end unit plate and a compression retention system with a pair of opposing end caps and a pair of opposing side panels such that wet end unit plate is fixedly secured to the opposing end caps and the dry end unit plate is adjustably secured to the opposing end caps.
11/20/14
20140342267

Corrosion resistant barrier layer for a solid oxide fuel cell stack and making thereof


A method of forming diffusion barrier layer includes providing an interconnect for a fuel cell stack, forming a glass barrier precursor layer over a mn and/or co containing electrically conductive contact layer on the interconnect, and heating the barrier precursor layer to precipitate crystals in the barrier precursor layer to convert the barrier precursor layer to a glass ceramic barrier layer.. .
11/20/14
20140342264

Flow field plate for improved coolant flow


Bipolar plate assemblies are disclosed in which the transition fuel channels are offset from the transition oxidant channels in the transition regions on the active sides of the plates. This configuration allows for a reduced pressure drop in the coolant flow in the transition regions on the inactive, coolant side of the plates and thereby improves coolant flow sharing.
11/20/14
20140342263

Planar solid oxide fuel cell stack and its interconnect thereof


A planar solid oxide fuel cell stack which can expand in both the vertical and horizontal directions is disclosed. The planar solid oxide fuel cell stack comprises an interconnect which consists of an interconnect body, a first flowing area and a second flowing area, wherein the first and the second flowing area are disposed on opposite side of the interconnect body, and have one gas inlet and two gas outlets, respectively.
11/20/14
20140342262

Fuel cell


The present invention relates to a hydrogen, methanol, or ethanol fuel cell comprising an anode electrocatalyst comprising palladium and iridium, and relates to a fuel cell stack comprising said fuel cell. The invention also relates to a method of making a fuel cell.
11/20/14
20140342258

Fuel cell startup fast freeze startup


A method for starting a cold or frozen fuel cell stack as efficiently and quickly as possible in a vehicle application is based upon a state of charge of a first power source such as a high voltage battery. Power flow between the first power source and fuel cell system is coordinated in conjunction with a specific load schedule and parallel control algorithms to minimize the start time required and optimize system warm-up..
11/20/14
20140342252

Fuel cell mechanical components


A modular fuel cell system includes a base, at least four power modules arranged in a row on the base, and a fuel processing module and power conditioning module arranged on at least one end of the row on the base. Each power module includes a separate cabinet which contains at least one fuel cell stack located in a hot box.


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